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Broken Thumbs

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  1. I have completed a grand total of nothing. I have, however, reached (and been beaten by) the last boss of Shadow of the Beast II; I used a guide printed on the yellow pages of C&VG to get me there. I'm a massive dirty cheat, basically, and even then I still couldn't beat it. I never attempted another playthrough. I have a history of falling at the last hurdle. I have been bested by the final guardians in Diddy Kong Racing, Bangai-O, Bayonetta and Turrican 2. I've beaten Ninja Gaiden Black (Xbox Original) but the sequel had the most horrific camera I've ever experienced, and I dropped that too. That was tough to take, I was a huge fan of the original (which also had camera problems). Maybe I'll give it another go? Hell no.
  2. Ah, i just bought my brother/sister-in-law the Rega RP1 for Christmas; may I ask whats so fussy about it? What should they do/avoid to set it up properly? I think they're just plugging it into a speaker dock (Sonos) via a phono preamp i got em
  3. Nintendoland Good for multiplayer, specifically 'Mario Chase' and 'Luigi's Ghost Mansion'. Might be limited for regular play, but I've found it invaluable for when guests with kids need occupying.
  4. It'll just be the Wii U but the other way around. Instead of a console with a tablet attached, it'll be a tablet that's really a console - with a sort of Chromecast 'throw image on screen' tech. The public will 'get it' and it'll sell by the truckload, and they'll be actual fist fights in Asdas come Christmas 2016 to get one of the goddamn things. I have no idea what I am talking about. I hope to god Nintendo come up with something better. I'm terrified they might be releasing something that even I could come up with.
  5. Was gonna buy God Hand, had it in my basket last couple of days. But now it's vanished from PSN Anyone know what's going on? I checked the date and offer was expiring 7th July
  6. Ta, card details now removed. Had a poke around the account management pages, and found that I have 5 devices registered. I have a vita, psp and ps3. I'm guessing the fourth might be my brothers old ps3, and the fifth might be the ps3 launch machine that got stolen years ago. The option to 'deactivate all devices' is available (apparently you can't deactivate a specific device remotely, only via the machine itself). My question is, if I deactivate all, will I need to reinstall all downloaded games? Will it cause any other issues? I could ask Sony customer services, of course. But I've been reading this thread, and I'm frightened.
  7. 1. Halo - playing this on legendary with my brother really forced us to communicate; such a stiff challenge (the game, and talking to my brother). Weapons with character, plus clever AI, and fun vehicles, the game that sold the machine. 2. Oddword: Stranger's Wrath - took a little time to warm to it, but it was just great. There's a moment in the game where you're presented with the most extraordinary vista, fabulous detail and amazing draw distance. One of the best looking games of its generation. 3. Jet Set Radio Future - JSRF nailed the soundtrack - it was just so catchy and cool. And in streamlining the graffiti dynamic from the Dreamcast original, it flowed just that little bit more. Its not perfect (neither was the original) but its class. 4. Outrun 2 - a stunning conversion of the arcade. The Xbox pad, with its weighty analogue stick and heavy vibrations, made this my favourite home console version. Sweeping around corners in impossible drifts, it plays like the rose-tinted memory of the arcade original. 5. Ninja Gaiden - arguably succeeded by only the Bayonetta's as the best in its genre, provided you can make it past the second boss (you have to fight both boss and camera angles). Deeper into the game, muscle memory takes over, as you gracefully decapitate mobs, a blur on the screen. 6. Mashed - Fully Loaded - top-down vehicle combat racing, a-la Micro Machines. The Xbox had four joypad ports, which gives this the edge over the PS2 version. Just as much fun as Micro Machines. 7. Shenmue II - the Xbox version was dubbed, unlike the Dreamcast original, which helped me get a little further. Keep meaning to go back and complete it, but I keep getting stuck in the arcades... 8. Dead or Alive 3 - Tag-team with four players was fun. I have the reflexes of a corpse, so the finer points of fighting games are beyond me. DOA2 on Dreamcast was a favourite of mine. Actually, have I confused the memories of the two? Have I even played this? Oh dear. 9. Panza Dragoon Orta - Lots of pretty colours. I could never get very far though. 10. PGR2 - Driving. Y'know.
  8. That would explain why I can't find the screws/key anywhere, and why I have no recollection of them (I sold it to him, btw). I'm usually really careful with my stuff. When I played it, I'd steal the ironing board - useful as the hight can be adjusted. Bit of an illusion breaker (you just can't feel cool in front of an ironing board) but better than lap.
  9. Ninja Gaiden Black Ninja Gaiden (re-released as Ninja Gaiden Black which included the DLC) is one of the greatest hack n slash action adventures ever made, but its not without its problems. The first boss is punishingly difficult. The second boss is much harder than the first, and not in a good way - there's major camera issues, and mobs with range attacks picking away at your health, and you haven't had time to build up a lot of health potions, but somehow I made it past. Once you're past that second boss, the game opens up, and after a while, muscle memory takes over. Soon you're destroying everything in your path, gracefully swishing between enemys, heads flying, your character a blur of swords. Its crazy (i remember a fight with a helicopter...) and crass, and arguably it would still be the best in genre were it not for the Bayonettas (Ninja Gaiden 2 on xbox 360 has a lot of fans, but for me the camera problems are even worse than Black). The hardest game I've ever completed. Please don't make me face that second boss again.
  10. Animal Crossing New Leaf ‘A life simulation…where you live in a rural village populated with anthropomorphic animals’. There's a hint of landscaping, some feng shui, and the opportunity to be creative. I ran out of things to do on the Gamecube version, and this is basically that game, but with more space to create. I knew the game had me when I spent 30 minutes creating custom wallpaper for my music room. Fits perfectly with the 3DS. Good choice to download, too, as you can dip in and out of it. http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?/topic/245952-animal-crossing-new-leaf-players-list-in-first-post-now-with-added-google-doc-spreadsheet/page-291?hl=animal+crossing#entry10229500
  11. Crumple the rest of the outfit, and say its from Paper Mario
  12. I've been trying to play through the Pile of Shame for longer than I can remember. I checked this post in the hope of getting advice. Instead, it reminded me to check the Humble Bundle page, which contained four games I've been meaning to buy for ages, and now I've got a bigger Pile of Shame. Well...that didn't go as planned. Admittedly, I've ignored the advice about no bundles, so I've only myself to blame.
  13. I once traded in a copy of Shenmue. I'd completed it, and knew I'd never play it again, and I got more than the cost of buying it today. But it still haunts me. Its like a hole in my heart. I keep checking prices, having to stop myself when I see it on sale. I now know you should never trade in something you love. Forgive me, Shenmue. I hope you've found someone who loves you.
  14. The bride dragged me onto the floor, under instructions from the groom. 'Rob said you'll dance to this', she said. And then left me there, dancing on my own like the maddest person alive.
  15. I once danced to Creep by Radiohead at a wedding. On my own. It still haunts me.
  16. 1 Paradroid 90 2 Castle Master 3 The Chaos Engine 4 Turrican 2 5 Stunt Car Racer can't believe i couldn't make room for SWoS...
  17. Aye, luckily the small battery keeps it light.
  18. Well you don't need the case, you just need the spine. Also, found this: http://i.imgur.com/wk6cF.png Also, wtf etc.
  19. Pledged $20 Was tempted to pledge $200, purely so I could post in the Music/Vinyl thread... I didn't though. And I'm definitely not thinking about it. Not me.
  20. Ta - I meant in the Mario Kart 8 offer, but I'll take a look at those too.
  21. So i already have Mario 3D World, NSMB U, Nintendoland and Pikmin. Whats the next best option if multiplayer (2-4 player in the same room) is the priority?
  22. They do this stuff, which is nice: http://www.fentimans.com/ They have a 'classic' cola which I vaguely remember was ok http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=281506986
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