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  1. This is getting ridiculous now: 1. Capcom vs SNK Card Fighters Clash (Nintendo Switch) - £4.19 2. Elden Ring (PC) - £36.99 3. Peglin (PC) - £13.49 I passed on Mario Strikers (looked a bit thin, especially in single player) and Biomotor Unitron (waiting for the inevitible Neo Geo Pocket Collection Volume 2 instead). I did make one small gaming related purchase in June: a 512gb Steam Deck! Have been using it to churn through the backlog rather than buying anything new though. And I'm still playing Elden Ring 😄 That might have something to do with the lack of purchases this year; it's just such an all consuming game.
  2. I have a 512 and it's a thing of beauty. I'm not particularly fussed about screen protectors for handhelds so that wasn't an issue for me.
  3. This is a lovely little (big) thing isn't it? Sometimes needs a bit of fiddling to get everything working (particularly emulation) but nothing excessive, and if you are a PC Gamer that's always been the price of entry. I have been holding off starting Yakuza: Like a Dragon for the arrival of my Deck and it was worth the wait - looks stunning and plays perfectly.
  4. Pretty much - a replacement PSP screen is an exact fit for the Evercade version 1. I've coughed up for the EXP too so will probably put it on the back burner for now.
  5. New design looks nice (have been mulling over swapping out the screen in my OG Evercade for an IPS screen) but particularly excited about the IREM and Toaplan collections.
  6. Not much to report: 1. Capcom vs SNK Card Fighters Clash (Nintendo Switch) - £4.19 2. Elden Ring (PC) - £36.99 3. Peglin (PC) - £13.49 Still only 3 games this year and nothing at all in May. I see that Biomotor Unitron is out on Switch so might pick that up to feed my Neo Geo Pocket obsession but otherwise nothing much on the horizon. Maybe Mario Strikers depending on how it reviews.
  7. A thing of beauty. I sold mine aeons ago but still remember the thrill. Amazing that it ever got off the drawing board and released into the wild but I am so glad that it did!
  8. I'd take issue with the Gold Box D&D games being 'garbage'. They have not aged gracefully but at the time were top tier and as close as you could get to a D&D experience on computer. It's also worth bearing in mind that the Switch version of Planescape Torment had some pretty horrific (game breaking) bugs at launch. They might have been patched out but probably something to check before buying. If it has, then Planescape is definitely worth it. Still the best CRPG in my opinon - the game will live with me forever - the writing really is that good.
  9. I'm in a similar boat. I jumped on to order at 6pm exactly but couldn't get the bloody thing to authorise payment until 6:19pm. Not much longer to wait hopefully.
  10. Persona Q for £4.50 is a steal. All time classic.
  11. I own a couple of Micros and they have seen so much playtime over the years I couldn't even hazard a guess as to how many hours. The silver is still in OK condition but the Famicom has been to hell and back - 'used' doesn't do it justice 🤣 The thing is, for someone that used to travel a lot for work, it was the perfect companion. Stick it in your jacket pocket and whip it out whenever you have a spare 5 minutes. Waiting in the airport? Perfect. In a taxi going from one meeting to another? Perfect. 10 minutes in the hotel before dinner? Perfect. And the games, oh the games. Fire Emblem. Advance Wars. Castlevania. Metroid. Mario Kart. Does it get any better?
  12. Early access so needs a bit of polish and some more content but the core gameplay loop is magic. It's described as Slay the Spire meets Peggle and that's fair in my view, certainly scratches both itches for me.
  13. Yup - 512s clearly have a much longer queue - I'm Q2 but thinking June as well.
  14. So, finally done with Elden Ring (for now at least) so what to fill the void with? Re-installed DayZ for a bit of nostalgia. Continued making a dent into the backlog with some Death Stranding and Ace Attorney Adventures. But wanted to play something 'new' as well. Decided on Peglin. It's a rogue-like Peggle if you can envision such a thing. Played the demo, liked it, so took the leap as soon as it was released into early access. It's a bit content light (the curse of early access) but the core gamplay loop is great and I am enjoying it very much. 1. Capcom vs SNK Card Fighters Clash (Nintendo Switch) - £4.19 2. Elden Ring (PC) - £36.99 3. Peglin (PC) - £13.49 Four months in and only three games purchased - if you told me this is how it would be at the start of the year I wouldn't have believed you.
  15. +1 from this old man too, what a waste of the IP. Especially as Bloodlines 2 seems to be stuck in development hell as far as I can make out.
  16. There's a steep learning curve, but it's worth it I would say. Don't get many games this dense these days (and I mean that in a good way!)
  17. I am also in the 512 crew (Q2). I think we're going to have to wait a bit longer - the 512s seem to be shipping a lot slower....
  18. I would say that Mass Effect 2 improves on pretty much everything compared to the first game (and is the high point of the trilogy for me). Resident Evil 2. Silent Hill 2. Both taking their respective originals to greater heights (especially in terms of storytelling and immersion).
  19. Wordle 291 4/6* ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟩⬛🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟨🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 That was a good one - real light bulb moment when it clicked.
  20. Yeah, I'm coming round to that way of thinking. A chilled 70 hours is maybe what I need right now?
  21. This is definitely a thing. I felt a bit fatigued after finishing Elden Ring (140 hours) but bounced straight into NG+ as that seemed the only viable option? Now that NG+ is finished I really am at a loose end. I'm back to my mainstays (Slay the Spire, FTL, and Monster Train) until something else grabs me. I do have Death Stranding on the backlog but am I really ready for another time sink straight away?
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