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  1. 2 minutes ago, mexos said:

    He didn’t get to step on the top step for the podium. Do you really want to win your first race in the stewards room? He’s obviously going to win races. He should give it up imo.

     

    Yeah, agree with that. A stewards decision would cheat both drivers. 

  2. Visited the D20 board game cafe in Watford, and got to play Wingspan (good little shop, by the way). 

     

    It's great. Got to play it twice. Lots of varied tactics between players, some nice scoring mechanics which mean you need to keep an eye on each others boards, and the cards are cute - it makes a real effort to use the theme. We even found ourselves talking about birds a couple of times. 

     

    Luckily a very kind person saw us struggling with the rules and came over to teach us. It is a bit daunting at first - we were struggling as none of us had played it before. 

     

    Up there with 7 Wonders for light fun strategy (although that's probably a silly thing to say, having only played it twice). 

  3. The reviewer seems as baffled about this as you are, saying some of the problems were already solved in 2016s Injustice 2. 

     

    The review says the fighting is more satisfying than ever, but they hated the grinding, and then there’s a load of fighting game analysis and detail that’s way over my head. 

  4. Which Sega Rally are you playing? Saturn?

     

    Similar to others, my time is limited by family. I’ve found I do have 30 to 45 minutes at the end of the day, but usually I’m so tired that starting a game just stresses me out. 

     

    I managed to play through Breath of the Wild in bite size chunks. I think the only difference was the quality of the game. Or maybe it’s because I felt a little bit of progress each time. 

     

    But after that I’ve struggled to replace it. FTL gets a play every now and then. Once you’ve got the mechanics of the game, it’s just a case of waiting for the luck. 


  5. Amiga-Turrican II
    PC-Ketsui (via MAME)
    PS-Vib Ribbon (I can bring my CD collection, right?)
    PS2-Gradius V
    PS3-Riff:Everyday Shooter (I literally checked my Playstation account because I couldn't remember what I used to play, and it was just Last of Us, Pixeljunk Shooter and this)
    PS4-Polybius
    XBox-Ninja Gaiden Black
    Xbox360-Geometry Wars 2
    SNES-Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
    N64-Super Mario 64 
    GC-Super Monkey Ball
    Wii-Super Mario Galaxy 2
    WiiU-Super Mario 3D World
    Switch-Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Megadrive-Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
    Saturn-Sega Rally
    Dreamcast-Ikaruga
    Jaguar-Tempest 2000 (only game I have)
    Nuon-Tempest 3000 (only game)

    GB-Tetris
    GBA-Racing Gears
    DS-Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
    3DS-Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    PSP-Lumines
    Vita-Splunkey

  6. So I've finished off Diddy Kong Racing, and after a 20 year wait, i've finally given Wizpig what for (thanks to whoever mentioned the tip about releasing accelerator when hitting a boost button), and done the hidden world, too. Lovely game, i've thoroughly enjoyed playing through it . The structure really adds something to the single player. 

     

    I'm now playing Conker's Bad Fur Day which I've purchased off eBay for about the same price as Red Dead Redemption 2 (at least thats how I'm justifying it to myself). 

     

    I've read a lot about it, but nothing quite prepared me for seeing a mouse explode, or Conker throwing up, or just how weird all the dialogue and voice-overs are. Its all so random and strange.Liking it a lot so far, although the awkward platform jumping needed some practice, as I'm a little bit rusty. 

     

    i'm currently having my arse handed to me by a hick pitchfork with eyes. All very odd. 

  7. First copy of Edge i ever bought was issue 92:

     

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    I mean, Jesus, just look at it. It practically screamed off the shelf at me. The article pretty much kicked off my love of the game and the Dreamcast, and i've been reading ever since. 
     

    Just a well written magazine - often its the articles that i've left for last that turn out to be the best bits. 

     

  8. My copy has finally arrived, yay! Its the shiny slime cover, and its so shiny that I'm not missing the subs cover at all. 

     

    I liked the article on the Super NT, but it was missing one vital piece of information: how I'm supposed to justify it to the wife. 

     

    Oddly, my copy of 319 landed the day after. I was going to post this in the 319 thread but the Double Dash hand-wringing has frightened me away. I'm in the odd situation where I've read the preview and review of GoW back to back. 

     

    So, two copies of Edge to read. The subscription has been excellent for many years, but when it goes missing its a long wait. I guess you could say its a bit of a double-edged sword yeeeaaahhhh. 

  9. My copy hasn’t arrived either, replacement on the way.  Only the second time that’s happened, been subscribing for years. The last time they replaced with a retail copy so it’s likely we’ll miss out on the subscribers cover. 

     

    Eh. Shame. Both covers are nice though. 

  10. Who doesn’t enjoy pancakes?

     

    I have not had the pleasure of trying it in VR, although I’m told it is excellent, but I do  have 3D support, so I gave that a go recently. It really is eye poppingly good. I’m not sure if it helps with the gameplay, but it does help get you in the zone quicker I reckon, and it just looks astonishing; the backgrounds in particular. 

  11. I’ve always thought Edge to be well written, it’s been consistent through the years. I, however, have not been so consistent.

     

    Early on I found it to be much too worthy and heavy, but later, as my interest in games started to broaden, I found it fascinating, and read it cover to cover.

     

    Lately, parental responsibility mean I can only dip into my subscription copy, and still haven’t read that epic Final Fantasy article (I will get round to it soon). I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you think a mag is duff, maybe you’re just not the target demographic anymore. 

     

    Although who Games TM is aimed at, I’ll never know

     

     

  12. "I'm keeping this retro console and games because my children may want to experience the history of gaming in an authentic way". 

     

    Also fits in with

     

    "Yes, i'm still a gamer. OK, I only game for 15 minutes a day, usually last thing at night, when I'm so tired that the simplest puzzle or slightest reaction test is to much for me, but I'm still a gamer!" 

     

     

  13. For me, its the Megadrive. 

     

    I have a soft spot for the Dreamcast, surely the most magical of machines, and am proud of my N64 and SNES and my small collection of stone cold classic carts. I really like the Saturn, too, and its unusual feel.

    But the Megadrive was the console I had in university; i bought one second hand just on a whim, and people just started bringing games in. 'Oh, i used to have one of those' they'd say.  Four player games of Madden (94 i think it was), Bomberman, Micro Machines and Super Off-Road Racing, competitive Street Fighter 2 with a guy who was an even match for me, Sensible Soccer with my Zipstick, the girls in the flat letting off steam in Streets of Rage 2. Someone saying 'here, try this its ace' and playing Shining Force 2 for ages.   

     

    List the games and its beaten by the other consoles. But because of time and place, its my favourite. Best impulse buy I've ever made.  

     

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