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  1. All done. Had to go through a few usb keys before finding a good one, but all up and running in 480p now Looks loads better! And to top it of I have a v1.1 xbox so have no problems running panzer dragoon or JSRF either Managed to bag Soul Calibur 2 yesterday aswell which runs in 720p. Looks real nice and my favourite of the series. Thanks for the help everyone, well worth the hassle after seeing the end result.
  2. Decided to go ahead and do it. Bagged splinter cell for a quid and a cable of ebay for under 2 quid so not bad overall. Hoping my xbox wont have problems with Panzer Dragoon but have a feeling its a 1.4 model. Saw on net a couple of work arounds so will have to wait and see. Thanks for the advise.
  3. Just been looking at softmods and for the amount of money you have to lay out getting what you need to do it, (splinter cell, cable and certain usb key) probably aint worth it. Checked ebay and softmods arent cheap on there either. Ah well, will have to live with component at 480i. Thanks anyway
  4. Yeah it will be, same trick people have been doing on Xbox one for ages now. Microsoft don`t seem bothered.
  5. Picked this up today on the cheap with a hotdeals tip. Running on a I5-4690K with a GTX 970 and hands down the best looking game I`ve seen. Went with Digital Foundry settings for a solid 60fps. LOD= High Textures = High Shadows = Medium Foilage = Medium Sun Soft Shadows = Off Everything else = On Looks amazing and even better running at 60fps. Just done the Syria section and have ended up in the middle of no where in the snow. The attention to detail is outstanding with the way the snow falls and settles on Lara`s hair. To early to say how it fairs comapred to the last one, but feels less gunplay and more platforming upto yet.
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    Samsung Gear VR

    Been trying this out over the past couple of days and am very impressed with my s6 edge plus. Resolution wise is superb and fov is pretty good aswell. Love the interface and is just what vr needs. No going in and out of games and having to take headset of like carboard. Highlights Lands end - good experience, very short. Dead secret (playing atm and what a game. This genre is perfect for vr) Assassins creed jack the ripper short on oculus videos. Be prepared to ve anazed. Blu vr. Great scale. Wild vr. Shows what vr can do in the film genre nicely. Doubt i will go oculus route down to cost and gear vr giving you the freedom to use it where ever you want. Cant wait to see what the next few months bring
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    Games you recently abandoned, and why

    Like alot of others MGSV for me. Did quite a few side quests and got to around mission 20, but felt like I wasn`t progressing and repeating the same thing over and over. Didn`t help with the lack of story either and no variety in mission structure. The final straw was the legendary Gunsmith missions (You know what I`m talking about if you started them). Evil Within was another. Had promise. but soon as I was introduced to the Chainsaw guy, the game was ejected from my PS4 with temper and sold at my nearest trade in shop.
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    Fast Racing Neo (Wii U)

    Well just had a crack on the first league and came 3rd overall. Looks like we aint gonna be in for a easy ride with this game. Handles beautifully on pro controller. Silky smooth frame rate and nice vareity in level visuals. Spotted some real nice background animations kicking of when you get a chance for a quick look. Does take some getting used to switching between phase colours though. Any arcade racer fan will lap this up and is a steel for the price. If you have a wii u, looks like another worth while exclusive to own.
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    Fast Racing Neo (Wii U)

    Its up on the store for purchase now. Size is 590MB Cant wait to to try it
  10. Still on the fence with this. Wouldnt mind it, but still going through Wind Waker, just got into Splatoon and haven`t even unboxed Project Zero yet. Do I really need it Does have a PSO vibe to it, only thing i`m un sure of is how does the online side work? You pick a quest and it auto matches you to players on that quest? Are people randomly roaming around Mira? Or is it more a solo experience?
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Got my Wii U last Christmas. Not much been out over the last year, but still had plenty of fun with it regardless with the likes of Toad treasure tracker, Splatoon, Nintendoland and Zelda. One thing that has got me is the price of the consoles atm. Last year i paid from shopto for Wii U 8gb Basic White Console + Wii Party U + Nintendo Land + White Wii Remote Plus Controller. total = £165 Just for the Basic Pack on it`s own is more than that now. Aren`t Consoles supposed to drop in price as the years go, or am I just loosing my mind? What is happening with the pricing of the Wii U?
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    vinyl lovers

    Lol, not sure what he was thinking there. Well i got a msg back from seller and said i can have a refund or swap for his used copy which he said is fine. Not sure what to do on it as tracks play fine besides some mild distortion on neurotic behaviour track. Not sure if its worth just keeping it or pay postage fee and swap for his. Got a couple more underground resistance LP'S coming from discogs anytime now as played once, mint. Fingers crossed 😀
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    vinyl lovers

    Just had a new sealed copy of psyche/bfc Elements through the post today from a seller on discogs Some of Carl Craigs earliest and best work. Looking forward to listening through the 3 xlps and first record is warped and 2nd has chips on outer edge. Pathetic. Think im gonna have to start buying 2nd hand copies of discogs as near mint so can ask the buyer before hand of condition. Starting to loose faith in quality control of new records these day. Plus they aint cheap either so expect them to be perfect.
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    vinyl lovers

    Good choice 👍 Only had mine a month but think its great value for money compared to some of the other turntables out there. Had a Project Genie before the Esprit and ended up selling it as the constant issues with static and the felt mat sticking to records annoyed me along with having to manually switch the belt between 33/45 all the time. Plus the Genie never had a dust cover either. The esprit just allows you to slip on a record and forget about the rest. Hope you enjoy your venture back into the world of vinyl and be prepared to have a empty wallet, especially on discogs lol
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    vinyl lovers

    For £400 mark i would look no furthur than the Project Carbon Esprit SB. has a Acrylic Platter so dont get any issues with static. Also comes with a built in speedbox so can easily switch between 33/45 with a press of a button. And comes with a 2M red cartridge so offers alot for your money.
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Good price, you won't regret it. One of the best remasters i seen to date. Looks fantastic running at 1080p and is a joy to play through it again after 10 years (cant believe it was that long ago). My most favourite zelda game to date to
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Downloaded mario galaxy 2 last night. Was looking at buying it anyway and couldnt find it any cheaper 2nd hand than £15. So £8.99 is a bargin. Played the first level and despite the drop in resolution compare to wii u, plays great and look forward to many more hours with it
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Thats good to read. Suprised by the amiibo sales. Heres hoping for another good 2-3 years out the wii u
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Really? You got a link? Be interesting to see how well they done over xmas period.
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    Nintendo Wii U

    I said OLD playbook when Nintendo were king of the castle. Not Segas recent Playbook where it says "lets Make everyone of our franchises as shit as possible and run them into the ground until everyone hates us!"
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Couldnt agree more. Usually when i get in from work i couldnt be bothered with gaming and wait for me days of. With wii u, cant wait to sit down and have a quick half hour bash on something while missus is watching some crap on tv. shame when ever i mention it to anyone else they dont really know much about Wii U and how it differs from Wii. Which goes to show there is something a miss with Nintendos marketing. True and it will keep them a float for now. But they will only hemorrhage money for so long before calling it a day. And with the amount of software stores are stocking compared to other consoles it does look worrying times atm for Wii U. Heres hoping 2015 and the new Zelda/Starfox will change peoples minds.
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Agreed, love it that much i sold my PS4 the other week. PS4 hasnt really kept my interest since i had it at launch except for a couple of titles Where with the wii u i've been nothing but wowed over with the sheer quality of titles at its disposal and how perfectly it fits into the living room as a all in one entertainment system for everyone. Only downside is the amount of hanmering your wallet will take picking up games Plus with missing out on Wii their is plenty i want want to pick up on Wii to. Skyward sword, No more heroes, mario galaxy but to name a few. Nintendo really do deserve to suceed with wii u but have a underlying feeling that it will end up same way as Dreamcast . Well thats unless Nintendo start ramping up the wii u marketing and start showing the general public what it can really do. Tbh with reading through Console Wars book atm you cant help but think this is 90s all over again but with the tables turned. Nintendo could with taking a leaf out of Segas old playbook on tips how to get wii u back on track.
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Tell me about it. Been searching for wind waker hi and low and managed to blag a buy now one that cropped up on ebay this morning at £38. Picked up resi revelations at game for £15 yesterday. Even looking round town now, no shop has more than a handful of wii u titles.
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Amazes me how well Nintendos wii u titles hold there price. Still struggling to find a place to pick wind waker up for under 40 sheets and this title is a year old now. Love this console but as someone said earlier in the thread, it is like a treasure hunt trying to source games for it.
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    Nintendo Wii U

    Purchased a wii u for xmas and been having a right blast on it. It has impressed me a lot more than the PS4 ever has which has been gathering dust atm. As for the system, lovely and the game pad display is a lot better than I thought I would be and comes in handy when the kids or me want a quick blast on something whilst someone else is watching something on tv. Been playing a lot of mario kart which is hands down one of the best looking games I've ever seen and has impressed me more than anything I witnessed on PS4. The art style, background animation, lighting and 60fps just make it one beautiful game to look at. Haven't enjoyed a mario kart this much since my N64 days. Tried Nintendoland which is a suprise hit with the kids and had a great laugh with the luigi mansion mini game and zelda one. Also been playing abit of Mario 3D world which is sublime and a master class how platformers should be done. Having a blast with the wii U upto yet and can't fault it when it comes to playing either by yourself or if you have a few people round you, it really does come into its own. Really does take you on a trip down memory lane and make you remember what made you fall in love with gaming in the first place (and no it wasn't realism and violence)
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