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  1. Something, something, we'll be back, go and make a cup of tea.
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    Lone Echo 2

    I recently bought Lone Echo for basically free, think it was £7.99 on the store and I used an £8.00 Oculus credit. So yeah, free. Got several awesome games I need to play in VR before I even consider this. Hopefully go VR deep as winter creeps in.
  3. That's a good price. Love using light to add mood to gaming. Even when I'm not syncing my games some of my more played have their own profile I've created for them. So dank greens and blue etc with a bit of orange for the Demon's Souls remake and a similar coloured one but with some neon pink for Returnal. There's a 3rd party PC Hue app that has a camera capture feature that you could run whilst gaming on PS5 and have the camera facing the screen to sync what the PS5 is displaying thus avoiding needing a sync box but I haven't tried it yet. Seems like a similar idea to this. The official Hue PC app doesn't require a camera, it syncs what's on the screen in real time via software, obviously only works with what your PC is displaying. Be interested to see how camera capture compares.
  4. This is great. Super addictive. Nice little game to blast off some steam between Metroid Dread sessions.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I've been using this for two years to connect to the bedroom TV. Have left the Switch connected up for weeks on end. Have it powered from a USB equipped smart 4 gang extension lead. No problems. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078RZQJ8D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  6. I actually loved the first boss. It took several goes but found it one of the better bosses I've fought, in any game, for learning its weaknesses and what strategy I need. Really well sign posted. Each time I died I felt I'd learnt something that would make me do better on my next attempt. Tough but fair fight.
  7. From what I'm seeing it can be removed, so it can be replaced. It's just a protective film, it's not integral to the screen or its image quality. Nintendo are sending out a psa to not remove it of course, but if it needs to be replaced you can add one of the myriad protectors out there that people are buying. They will have the same anti splintering effect. It's not something anyone should remove but if they do so, either by mistake or to replace scratches it's none destructive (from what I'm reading). But yeah, an extra screen protector will negate having to remove a pre applied by Nintendo layer if you scratch it. So a good idea all told. It's just nice that there's something there already that will deffo add some scratch protection from the off, whether that's its exact purpose or no.
  8. Well yes, I twigged that, it's Mother Nintendo after all. The company who are either one of the most altruistic and customer consciences or litigation savvy companies in video game history, but the film, whilst not as protective as some advertised toughened glass protectors will still give the screen an extra layer of protection, especially from scratching, which seems to be most peoples worry when it comes to Switch, glass or plastic screen. It will be fine to add another layer, I suppose, but if you are worried about scratches then this film will protect the screen and give an amount of impact protection beyond just the bare glass, and if indeed it does get scratched, can be replaced. It's not an integral layer like the recent Samsung fold debacle, just a cautious extra layer from Nintendo who graciously don't want kids to cut themselves. Add a further protector but there's already a user replaceable scratch protection layer applied, but yeah, an extra toughened layer can't hurt.
  9. I thought someone posted an article earlier stating Nintendo has already applied a screen protector to it. If so I don't think I'd want two layers of protection applied. I know from when my Samsung S20 Ultra came with one already applied that fitting another wasn't necessary.
  10. Game is equal parts infuriating, thrilling and addictive. A pretty heady mix. One minute I'm fuming and gritting my teeth and the next I'm getting a rush from the flow and excitement. Never has a game been more 'tough this bit out coz you'll soon be buzzing'. Well, ok that's hyperbole, there's been plenty of games with those dynamics but this has it in spades regardless. I'm on for another late one, fuelled by sugar, caffeine and a brilliant yet sometimes infuriating sure to be classic that's well worth those maddening bits, hell I really like them after the fact, until the next one anyway.
  11. This feels fantastic. Even on my pauper Switch it looks beautiful, seems super crisp for 720p and smooth as silk. It oozes quality. Haven't finished Fusion (which I've only really tucked into recently, having installed it on various 3DS machines ever since the ambassador program) I'd wanted to finish that before starting this but nah, this is too good to sit on. Plus I'm a real sucker for any in game voice that sounds like a Cylon, Berzerk for example. Feels very special indeed, right off the bat. Thank you lady at the 24hr Asda. I'd only went for a few late night groceries. Metroid, crispy coated peanuts and a cold Frappuccino, fantastic. The night is young.
  12. I'm one of those mad Ubisoft+ subscribers, have been since last year, got this coming down as we speak. Just watched the Skill Up review and he says there's a 16GB Vram requirement for the HD texture pack. WTF, that's a silly amount of Vram and is obviously due to Ubi siding up with AMD, I can usually take these requirements with a pinch of salt, Resi etc, but he says it's causing issues in game if you have less than that and install said HD texture pack. My 11GB isn't going to cut it. All PC nonsense obviously, consoles not effected. I'm currently enjoying FC5 on my Series S and thought Ubi had cross progression set up in that and all its games going forward but I can't seem to get it working between Ubi connect on Xbox and Ubi connect on PC. Wish I'd started on PC as my bedroom 3060 looks so much better than the Series S version. Really enjoying the game though, no fucking way will I have it finished before I start 6. Still looking forward to having a play this afternoon.
  13. I'm actually playing Fusion on my 3DS, thanks monsieur Nintendo, wiz this game you're really spoiling me. Love it, did get stuck at an annoying boss but kicked his arse so ferreronuff, feeling juiced up to a point now that I don't think I'll be having anything as troublesome again. Probably get a spike now saying that. Got to finish quick before Dread, I've only had it sat on various 3DS for nearly a decade. I'm off my rocher. It's excellente!
  14. You aren't wrong. Onto S2 today, but my god, two statements, Five-O and Pimento. Literally the best TV in a long, long time. Incredible. Odenkirk is a giant. The rest of the cast are also fantastic.
  15. Fuck me. As someone who watched BB pretty much from the get go I can't believe how long this took for me to discover. I started watching Midnight Mass last night and it was, alright. I didn't fancy another episode so clicked on BCS for a little respite. Hot damn, I've binged every waking hour since. Love it, even took a break to watch Nobody this afternoon, I was that impressed with Odenkirk. I'd always thought it was just some low key comedy spin off. Still on series one, probably end up spending a bomb on takeaway and Ocado groceries whilst I binge this shit over the weekend.
  16. Resident Evil 7. Bought at launch and played for a couple of hours on my Pro and PSVR. It was cool but way too much game for me to ever finish in VR, perhaps in another 10 years I'd have completed it, what with my 20 mins here and there VR play style. Anyway, recently relegated my Pro to the bedroom as I've got a PS5, I kidded myself I'd still complete it in VR once my adapter arrived from Sony but I'd also bought RE8 on PC and had that staring at me every time I launched Steam, which is a lot as PC is my main living room game time sink. So with the PS4 being in the bedroom I decided any game without a PS5 update was getting played in bed, first port of call was a little RE7 with my morning coffee whilst it was still gloomy (love getting up at silly times of the morning and doing something odd). What was bought at launch and had taken me years to reach the car in the garage bit in VR was smashed over a couple of mornings from that point via the TV. Thoroughly enjoyed it, the graphics did date a little in those few years mind, remember thinking there was a nice photo real quality when I first started playing but they've seemed rather crude to me over the past few days of playing. Still great though. So, as much as I'd have loved to finish this in VR I think I'll keep this type of game for the TV and shorter stuff to the goggles, god help stuff like HL Alyx and Asgard's Wrath, two other games I've glacially been plugging away at on PCVR. Now to finally fire up 8 on PC. Games are big.
  17. Yeah, rubber banding in this is a killer. I can't even win the first race. Well I probably could but I'm too fucking annoyed at how perfect you have to be in the very first race of a Hot Wheels game, I'll go back when I've chillaxed. Hope they patch that shit soon.
  18. Looks like the type of New World I'd be all over if it was single player. Shame I'm such a misanthrope really.
  19. I just don't see that many insects having the disposable to buy one to be honest. Good luck to them mind.
  20. Aww, at last, someone's created a handheld for Donald. How thoughtful.
  21. I've got Ride 4 on PC. Looks great in the setting above but less impressive in the dry. PS5 release may have upped the fidelity mind. Oh, and anyone after a PS5, EE will have stock from 8.30am tomorrow. I bagged one the last time they had stock and it was all super smooth, they still had units at least an hour after mine went through too.
  22. There's definitely even more layers of nefarious bollocks going on with the whole scheme. Stuff tied to daft financial apps about games and other nebulous angles involving snake oil merchants. As the video on the other page or so explains, there are some shifty people involved and it goes deeper than just Wata making cash, of course. Some iffy bastards, with form, all seemingly connected, pushing the narrative and coming up with various ways of pumping the market and making money. I mean, what's this own a share of a rare game about, financial speculation? Fishier than Billingsgate. The head, the tail, the whole damn thing.
  23. You ain't boosting your bullshit grading business by making potential customers think that they need a copy of "insert rare as fuck game that hardly anyone bought or owns etc here". Gotsta be the games with the largest percentage of ownership to reel in any fools and have them think that those decent condition copies of VCS Combat or Wii Sports, that they have sat in their cupboard, are worth sending in and paying wata to grade them. Not going to get a rush on people sending in their tat if advertising Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire* just sold for a million dollars. Fucking horse shit of the highest order. * Yeah, I googled rare games.
  24. Well I think it looks beautiful. Insanely pretty. I was going to go for PS5 but decided to see if my PC would be capable of running it at 4K 60fps, it does. A few drops here and there but only by 2, 3 fps or so, very infrequently and with G-sync it's completely irrelevant. I don't see any HDR settings but my new TV has HGIG so I've thrown Windows HDR on and it seems to be presenting a lovely HDR picture. Need to bone up on the whole HGIG thing but if this is how it works going forward then it seems pretty cool. Now to enjoy the game proper.
  25. I was a big Electro fan from around 84, thought it was all USA or nothing, then I remember catching The Art of Noise on the Tube and hearing CV's Sensoria somewhere, blew my mind that the UK was making stuff that seemed fresher than the States. Definitely has a proto Acid/House/Rave thing going on that helped sow the seeds for my love of that later scene. Like, you heard something that blew your mind a few years earlier that subconsciously set you up for something big to come, or something. R.I.P
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