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  1. Freeman

    Pokemon Go

    I've read 90 days of gifts with one player for best friends, so you might want to open gifts from local players that you want to max out for trading and save gifts from 'mukkers for egg chance. My plan is just to randomly spam gifts so if any of you gift me, I'm not being rude, I'll get to you
  2. Freeman

    Pokemon Go

    You do however, see the name of your friends buddy pokemon. An oversight by Niantic perhaps...
  3. Freeman

    Pokemon Go

    I think that's an accurate description. You can of course not claim gifts until after hatching an egg, then claim a bunch to potentially fill up empty egg slots. Thanks for the gift from the goldfish grave stop Hexx Has anyone tried to claim a gift on a full bag? Does it just refuse?
  4. Freeman

    Pokemon Go

    This is the perfect description! Getting a LOT of Error (0) today! It's slightly depressing to see folk on my friends list out catching the new legendary and solrock Edit: I'm 6490 5566 5507 (Corranga) - Dundee, not that it really matters
  5. Freeman

    Gaming accessories

    I guess this fits here. Officially licenced xbox 360 Pioneer surround sound, styled to match the original console. Still use mine daily in my living room, despite being 13 or so years old. Same can't be said about the matching console, I think I'm on my third or fourth!
  6. Freeman

    Nintendo Switch

    Presumably you'd return the faulty game to the retailer you bought it from, who would exchange or refund it? It might kill off the 2nd hand market, but it sounds a bit like sensationalist journalism to me, I mean, how many people dump roms and upload? It's not like there are thousands and thousands of copies of Splatoon that will suddenly become useless, maybe a couple of dozen... worldwide...!
  7. Freeman

    Gaming accessories

    Small hands? It gave me epic hand cramp!
  8. Freeman

    Gaming accessories

    I love wacky peripherals, the one that sticks out for me most, is DK Bongos for Gamecube - not because of their obvious use in Donkey Kong, but for Nintendo making Jungle Beat - a platformer that makes use of the silly peripheral which essentially only allows 3 inputs (well, and a start button). I so wanted the Resident Evil 4 Chain Saw controller to be good, but it wasn't, in either gamecube or ps2 form. And on the subject of not enough buttons, the ASCII keyboard in a chopped up gamecube controller is a classic. I guess these things became much more mainstream with Guitar Hero / Rockband, the DS version was interesting... Does the Virtual Boy count as an accessory?
  9. Freeman

    A critical take on the Nintendo Switch

    Shit. This: :O
  10. Freeman

    A critical take on the Nintendo Switch

    I think if the OP took the time to list things point by point, it was worthy of my time to discuss them in the same manner. All consoles are compromised in some way, and most of the complaints in the OP can be attributed to at least 1 previous console, yet none of those consoles offer what Switch can. I think it balances better it's shortfalls than any console before it. Having to detach 2 joycons and use the console as a tablet to control my Labo RC Car Toycon is inspired, not a design flaw.
  11. Freeman

    Forza Horizon 2

    Hello 2014 / Holy thread resurrection etc.. I picked this up in the M$ shop sale for £7.50 recently, and it's rather lovely. I bought my Bone to play Forza, got it with FH3 and never really settled with it. For me, I'm going to say 2 is better. A combination of the much more interesting setting, and a more focused feeling to it. Once I put more time in, maybe I'll go back and try 3 again, but I've gelled with 2 from the off. FH3 is the prettier game, but 2 is more beautiful - although, even 4 years on from launch, FH2 is still a great looking game.
  12. Freeman

    A critical take on the Nintendo Switch

    Hmmm.. not sure I want to bite... Touch screen. I feel the touch screen is because of it's tablet origins, but there are innovative uses for it, and I'm glad it's included. I guess the argument is simply that you can always take it out and play portable mode, so it not being available in TV mode is less of a concern. Some games (Rayman Legends) have modes which are playable only in portable mode due to touch screen use. Motion Controls: You can use them in portable mode with the included (admittedly poor) stand in table top mode. Not sure I see the problem here? If anything, I'd argue that the problem is a lack of small and portable dock that you can take to a friends house to allow waggle on their TV. Battery Life: It's better than a PSP when it launched 3DS and Vita both had 3-5 hours, it's not out of this realm bad, plus it can be charged from an external battery pack with ease, though I appreciate that's not great. Independent components to charge. With joycon battery life at 20+ hours, that's 6 or 7 times the console at least. If you have them go dead, you're doing something wrong. If you have 1 go dead and the other is charged, I really have no clue what you've been up to. Too big / Carry case. You're really clutching at straws. I needed a carry case for my GBA, GBA SP, DS, DS Lite, DS XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, PSP, Vita... I guess you could argue that with the clamshell consoles I didn't need one to protect the screen, but I'd never dream of taking my original GBA / Vita / PSP anywhere with an open to the elements screen. Non are pocketable consoles (well, perhaps the GBA SP) so if I took them anywhere I needed a bag - just like I do with the Switch. Not enough memory for a portable The console has more memory than a Vita, and a PSP (which don't even allow you to save games out of the box IIRC). It has virtually equal (relatively) memory to my Xbox One S, which, whilst having 500GB, can only hold about 5 games before the HDD is full. I have a similar amount of games on my Switch. It uses a normal, standard, cheap and widely available format - Micro SD, and not some rip off proprietary Sony format. Games on carts... like well, every handheld. They are much bigger than Vita carts, and bigger than DS ones too. I'd say the crappy cart cover is a stupid design and will likely break over time. That sort of thing should be reserved for things like SD cards and sims on mobiles - things you rarely remove. Controller comfort. As a handheld it's MUCH comfier than anything Sony have made, especially the 2 handhelds, and any DS/3DS. As a home console, some say the pro controller is the comfiest controller ever, I don't have one but separate joycons are comfier than anything I've owned, bar the Bone pad. As for the turn sideways.. I agree, not idea, but it's 2 player out of the box. You can always go and buy another pair of joycons, or pro pad for 2 player mode and it's comfort all the way. The buttons are the wrong way around. Wait, what. How old are you? It has the same layout as every Nintendo pad ever. Right from the NES pad (which was BA), which revolutionised control pads. The SNES pad which cemented the 4 button layout and inspired every controller Sony have made. How do you logically order square, circle, triangle and cross :S Everyone I know has their Switch permanently docked to the TV. So what's the point? Hi, I'm Chris (does that constitute knowing me?). Last night I had an hour and a half of blissful Xenoblade Chronicles 2 whilst my wife watched Spain play Iran. In fact, I turned off Forza Horizon 2 so she could use the TV, and I played something else. Nowadays, that flexibility means I play more games than I did 1.5 years ago. I own all 3 current consoles, the Switch is by far my main console, and this is one of the main reasons. Got Labo? The Switch sitting next to me on the sofa on a mobile phone stand whilst I pop out and fold the cardboard, with a TV show on in the background was awesome. Want to chill out? Switch in bed. I think in summary, it's as portable, and delicate as a Sony handheld, but with cheaper storage available. It doesn't do anything bad a previous handheld hasn't already set expectation for, in fact it takes the compromises displayed by other handhelds, and gives you more options than ever to accompany them. As a home console, it offers more controller choice than any other, and is multiplayer out of the box - something you need a special pack for with any other console, and no portable has ever offered. It offers easy local (our dream as teens was Goldeneye with separate screens so we couldn't cheat by looking at the other players screen segment) It seems to me that it's just too flexible for you.
  13. Freeman

    Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo Switch Handheld Console AC Adapter USB Type-C Connector Grey REFURBISHED WITH A 12 MONTH TESCO OUTLET WARRANTY £17.50 on Tesco eBay
  14. Freeman

    Nintendo Switch eShop

    Depends how you classify squandered. The Camelot Mario Golf and Tennis games were and are incredible, especially the GBA entries, and Aces from the demo looks to be excellent too. Better to make (one of if not) the best of one genre and just another entry in another?
  15. Freeman

    Nintendo Switch

    Oh, and Axiom Verge (standard version physical) is 14.49 on Amazon at the moment.
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