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  1. Probably not the right thread but a forum search for the Fall comes up blank, I cant stop listening to this at the moment.
  2. After not having a turntable for 20 years, this is not a show off post, just dug out a load of my dads old elvis, roy orbinson, stones and the like discs out the loft tonight, much weeping and love. Fucking hell Vinyl sounds good. Its been a while.
  3. This is just the intro , theres a proper episode now too. were doing different versions but my aim is what I said, before spend nil (I'm Dave) Don't expect anything remotely professional
  4. Not sure if this is allowed so I won't provide any links but I'm currently doing a Year of Shame, this means zero money spent on games this year, playing nothing released on paid subs post Jan 1st etc, also doing a podcast with a few like minded chums. I put all my accounts into GOG Galaxy and have well over 1500 games, think I'll be fine....
  5. I remember the very first time I played a game, in the clubhouse on holiday in Dawlish Warren stood on a chair 1978 "pressing fire" for my Uncle Ken on Space Invaders. I said to him he has since reminded me that "one day I will buy one of these" and eventually I did (well a mame cab at any rate). The next year same place on holiday I more or less lived in the little arcade there, Space Wars, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Over the next few years (we went to Dawlish a lot!) they were everywhere, missile command, defender, joust pac-man, DK, Jump bug, moon patrol, Jungle Hunt, all the classics. This is why I love them and play them so much to this day Well a very sad trip along to google streetmaps just to find the arcade that started it all for me in this state Back home (Blackcountry, midlands) there was next to nothing apart from the odd invaders in the working mens clubs my dad would drag me to but this place had some Hypersports, International Karate etc this was a lobby for a local cinema many years now gone. Was a second home and how I knew all the local "hard lads" wasting time away in a dingy arcade playing against them It's taken me decades to find an actual photo of it! Apart from that you needed to go to Brum, I'm sure any local folk that are into the hobby did the same and went to Daville's there. You'd have to keep your wits about you though and definately not beat the wrong person on SF etc, it could be pretty rough at times... Now of course its all play at home but I play just as much arcade/retro as I do modern stuff these days, its all feel good and I like to tinker with home projects, here's a pic of some of them (my last two have been fruit machines and touch screen games there's plenty of that in the retro sub-folder) and I'll stop there before this post gets much bigger!
  6. Absolutely this, I don't know if any game can ever recapture that utter joyful immersion and many many nights of mucking about and making friends
  7. @Tomdominer I bought this last week, 1 was easily one of my GOATS. I am raging at 2
  8. You definitely can be summoned after defeating the boss
  9. Mage players, I have a question for first time play through, I've a soul to spend and a choice to make Im playing online so frequently invaded (I dont usually mind its all part of the fun) if that changes anything.
  10. On the opening screen there is a thing called "The Maiden Voyage" - do that, it will teach you the basics. Once you're on the actual seas you should get prompted into doing "things" Also this is a pretty good tips primer for new players if a little old now
  11. Second episode kept up the good groundwork from Ep1, really enjoyed that again, proper lols occurred.
  12. I absolutely loved it. I like how firmly tongue in cheek it is, from the start Rab spoke about "destroying the memories of middle aged men" and his "much more E4 appropriate" co-hosts. McDonaldMaster saying "Wagwan" and "Big up Mum" creased me. Big Boy Barry and son, amazing. Actually decent at fighting MK players Made me want to play Cruis'n'blast and Can't Drive this. Rab was utterly superb, proving his gaming chops and presenter credentials. Seemed to be absolutely an update of the original with all the modern trappings you'd expect these days, comfortably inclusive. Bit of celebs, bit of nostalgia, bit of naughty humor (thx 10pm start), not taking itself too seriously, and some decent gameplay, so something for everyone really, brilliant, more plz.
  13. 11 Years on, I ventured back into Boletaria today. Thought I'd remember it all and it would be easy to waltz through. I was wrong. I'm having a wonderful time.
  14. Totally and utterly in for this raid. https://avengers.square-enix-games.com/en-us/news/klaw-raid-gear-pli-devblog/
  15. I couldn't disagree more, ok a bit, I hate modern gamers, demand the world and are not satisfied with anything, absolute screaming crybabies more focused on hating the world and everything in it than actually you know having a good time. I am part of a couple of groups of very Midlife+ gamers and they are the greatest, like minded folk with no time for nonsense, all the passion still and none of the vitriol. Plus all the knowledge of decades of gaming with love of modern and retro. There's not a moment of the day I log on and don't see some of them online and always welcome being joined. It sounds like a parallel universe but it's properly brilliant. I can honestly say I'm having the best gaming time of my life right now.
  16. no no no no no, I mean wingman the multiplayer mode, 2 player teams up to 5 teams, the greatest of all Gears multiplayer modes only in GoW 2 & 3! We tried it a few weeks ago, unplayable at the frame rate then, but now, oh boy this will be getting a hammering on our weekly Gears and Beers nights.
  17. This is such a good game but it's absolutely broken as fuck online for me, I can barely finish a race as it thinks I've missed checkpoints or crashes me to the Xbox dash etc whenever I try online with randoms or a friend. Also I wish they would add a forced perspective option, 3rd person is rubbish, you can see miles ahead and it just feels too cheaty and not like well driving (yes, I appreciate its a fairly arcadey game to begin with), I'd love it if you could set up races with fixed view options.
  18. I've ranted to the account on Twitter several times about this, annoying that the early adopters that bought the game full price cant pick up the season pass content cheap but can rebuy the entire lot for a discount. Much that I loved this game sod em, I'm not rebuying the game to get the extras, put the bloody season pass on sale!
  19. Played a couple of hours today, I will be absolutely amazed if this isnt my GOTY in 22.
  20. Just a quick note to say I've really been enjoying the show having only recently started listening, I've been going through the huge back catalogue (which is handy as it doesnt really date!) Great stuff.
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