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  1. Has anyone played Phoenotopia? It looks amazing and sounds right up my street (Zelda 2 clone) but I read some mixed opinions about it. Mostly that it's too hard but it seems it's been patched since release to correct that.
  2. Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner. Amazing album!
  3. I would recommend taking the sleeve out of the plastic foil. Some of that stuff can degrade or shrink in time and damage the sleeve.
  4. Sane

    vinyl lovers

    Yeah those kind of prices are annoying. It's the same with anything that's rare and wanted. I don't know about this kind of EP, but generally it's good to keep mind that eventually most things get reissued.
  5. Sane

    vinyl lovers

    Discogs is great if you know exactly what you want. When you know you want a particular pressing of a particular album it's easy to find it there and then find the best priced copy in a state that's acceptable for you. Like ebay and other market places, if you buy from sellers with lots of positive feedback you can usually have faith in the grading description. Note though, that it's always subjective and 'good' might not be what you expected. Personally I only tend to buy mint or near mint stuff but obviously that's more expensive and outright impossible for some things though.
  6. Thanks everyone! I have enough to read for a year now. And probably way beyond too if I really get into it. I will start with Schismatrix!
  7. No Iain M Banks yet, from skimming this thread I had already made a note to check him out. Am I right in thinking that I should start with the first Culture novel, even if its not the best? I will add Children of time to my list as well. That should be enough for now, I don't actually have a lot of time to read so these will last me quite long probably. Thanks for the recommendations!
  8. Sounds great! Should I read the short stories first?
  9. I'm looking for some sci-fi recommendations. I love reading, I love sci-fi, but somehow I never really got into sci-fi books. I'm not really looking for the most hardcore scientifically correct concept stuff, for me it's more about mystery and adventure. And it has to be well written, with interesting characters and developments. Some of my favourite authors are Clive Barker and Jeff van der Meer. What would be the best books to get?
  10. Sane

    vinyl lovers

    I had a Pro-ject DC back in the day. Amazing value for money turntable. Back then this was a new concept: strip out all the stuff you don't really need (like speed change and start/stop mechanisms) and put that value in the parts where it really matters (stuff that makes the music sound better). A few years ago I switched a to a Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon which is also great. And looks very stylish:
  11. I will definitely pick it up at some point but I'm already buried in games at the moment. It reminds me of my all time favourite pool game, Bankshot Billiards on the 360 .
  12. Sane

    vinyl lovers

    Speaking of nice remasters, the Ed Wynn remaster of Ozric Tentacles' Erpland sounds excellent!
  13. Sane

    vinyl lovers

    I wouldn't know to be honest, but whenever I'm looking for information on specific releases I sometimes end up there and they usually have good info.
  14. I'd love to hear some impressions on this.
  15. Sane

    vinyl lovers

    I just wanted add my 2 cents about the discussion a few pages back about the quality of new vinyl. I buy a lot of new vinyl and very rarely have any issues with quality control or sound quality. Yes, there are a lot of crappy releases (although not nearly as much as 5 to 10 years ago in my experience) but you can avoid them if you do some research before buying. I am aware that this is a hassle not everyone will want to engage in, but it's extremely rewarding if you do. The same record can have multiple reissues which can differ night and day in terms of quality. By not blindly buy
  16. Yeah if it's a choice between 30 fps and 60 fps then I will just get an X to be honest. No raytracing is also kinda annoying. Does S never have it?
  17. Ah. Hmm well there's no stock anywhere anyway at the moment so I guess I will have time to see how things turn out. The storage doesn't really matter to me because I don't have much gaming time so I will only play one or two games at a time and I don't mind downloading things. If there's a significant difference in performance that would be a dealbreaker for me though.
  18. Thanks! The S will be fine for me then, I don't need much storage and I won't have a 4K TV in the forseeable future.
  19. Apologies if this has been discussed but I haven't followed the topic and it's a bit long to read it all back now. I'm wondering if there's any benefit to having a series X over an S if I'm going to use it on a 1080p TV? Is the performance and graphics quality identical except for the resolution?
  20. Sane

    The Jazz Thread

    Well I went a bit crazy but I figured it's a nice deal and these kind of releases never get cheaper, only more expensive. I got: Lee Morgan - Cornbread (tone poet) Lee Morgan - the Cooker (tone poet) Joe Henderson - The State of the Tenor vol. 2 (tone poet) Andrew Hill - Black Fire (tone poet) Donald Byrd - Chant (tone poet) Grant Green - Born to be Blue (tone poet) Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (tone poet) Jackie Mclean - It's Time (tone poet) Kenny Burrell - Introducing (tone poet) Freddy Hubbard - Open Sesame (BN80)
  21. Sane

    The Jazz Thread

    A tip for all the jazz lovers here: amazon germany currently have a 3 for 2 deal going which includes some nice jazz albums. I bought a bunch of Tone Poet and BN80 releases. I think it ends tomorrow.
  22. ISWYDT. Abzu is very nice, Journey underwater. I bought it full price and felt it was worth it.
  23. I just cancelled my amazon UK pre order for the SMB game and watch, so anyone still looking for one might be able to pick it up there.
  24. My nephew got a Switch for his birthday with this game, is it possible to play local co-op with him against online opponents? And do I need my own Switch and a copy of the game for that?
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