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  1. If you're posting pics of having too many minis, I'm going to post pics of my brother's spare room.... What the pics don't really show is that the shelves are a good 40-50 minis deep. Each shelf holds into 4 figures of erm .. figures. All these boxes are full of minus on sprues
  2. I need to play this more. I haven't got a clue what you're all on about
  3. Didn't realise Andor was getting such good reviews. We really enjoyed The Mandelorian (sp?) but fell off the Bobba Fett thing pretty hard. Do have been a bit wary about the new Star Wars output. Definitely going to give Andor a go now. My missus hadn't seen Rogue One yet, does she need to before watching this?
  4. Are there "must have" starter weapons? Or is it down to play style? I tend to get the whip early on because it hits multiple enemies in two directions.
  5. I didn't know items could combine. By "items" you mean the weapons and stuff you get each time you go up a level, right? Going back a few pages in this thread, everyone is speaking a completely different language. No idea what EVO is, for example, but I'm looking forward to finding out. So do events happen at certain times? Do they change per character? The first character (with the whip) seems to get a horde of skeletons at some point that I can never get past....
  6. It's a bit morish this, innit? I've only had four goes so far, but I've been loving it. And the kids have enjoyed watching me play it (is it local multiplayer at all?). Going to sound like a stupid question, but do the levels go anywhere? I've only unlocked the second one so far, but if I only went in one direction, would I find new stuff? I'm basically going round in circles at the mo. Is it just a question of grinding to unlock extra weapons? Or do I need to do certain things to get them? It absolutely throws achievements at you, doesn't it? I think I unlocked about 13-14 in the space of an hour or so...
  7. It's been a while since I played it, but I had it in my head the basic structure was you had to win all races to progress, then if you won all of them you'd have a single race against the white / angel car, then if you beat that, you'd have another single race against the black / devil car. I'm probably wrong, though, it's 27 years since I played it last, I reckon. The PAL version was the first game I tested for Sony and I don't think I've played it since.
  8. I assumed it had the same structure as the PS1 version - if you finish 1st, you go in to the next race, otherwise it's game over.
  9. The English An English lady travels to the wild west to avenge the death of her son, meets an ex US army native American and all kinds of brutally happens. With amazing scenery porn. Absolutely brilliant series. Loved it from start to finish. Just excellent everything throughout. 5/5
  10. Back when I worked for Sony, one of the events they held was in Namco Wonderpark. I think it might have been an ECTS party. Everything was on free play (including the beer) so I had a few goes on this. From what I remember, it only let you play one track and once you finished the one race, that was it. I remember being glad I hadn't paid to play it.
  11. I assumed their symbols spelled out "stupid cunt"
  12. It's funny, until I actually thought about it, I would have said I play a narrow range of games. I think almost entirely because of the game I don't play: FPS or first person anything,for that matter (I get motion sickness); similarly, a lot of third person, over the shoulder stuff: almost anything that can be described as an RPG; essentially all Nintendo IPs - Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, Splatoon... none of that stuff does anything for me; sports games like FIFA or Madden (is that still a thing?); MMOs or anything entirely online; walking sims / I can't think of the right term for those games where you kinda interact it the story; I've never got on with GTA, Assassin's Creed, God of War or gears of War; I don't really do anything platformer either; or 3D fighters... So you'd say that's a lot of the gaming landscape. But then, the gaming landscape is so vast that there's a lot left that I do play. Over the last couple of years, I've played and enjoyed: Simcade type racing games. The Forza Motorsport and Horizon games particularly. I used to play Gran Turismo a lot, but switched to Forza from 4 onwards. A couple of 2D fighters. The last three Mortal Kombat games have been great and I've really liked the two Injustice games. The new Capcom Fighting Collection is great as well. Love a bit of Darkstalkers. Scrolling beat em ups. Streets of Rage 4 was fantastic, the new Turtles is really good as well. As is the Capcom Beat Em Up Bundle. A few turn based games. The new Xcom games are particularly good and I've been giving the older Civilisation games a bash as well. Never sure I know what I'm doing with them, though. I've played a lot of Sniper Elite recently. Only discovered 4 due to it featuring in a MS Rewards challenge and found I loved it. Day one for 5 (helped by it being on Game Pass). I've sunk a lot of time into mining and crafting type games as well. Not the obvious one, but Terraria and Stardew Valley. Proper time sinks. A couple of older RTS games: Comman and Conquer, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes and I suppose Settlers would fall into this category also. Not sure what category Minecraft Dungeons and Hades would fall into. Rogue like lite kinda things. Played a lot of them, either way. Quite liking a quick game of Taiko thingy the Drum thing every day at the mo. That's a new genre to me. And I've had a game of Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe on the go for about 20 years now. So, yeah. I like a wide range of games, it seems. And I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.
  13. Pitch Black It's a Riddick film, so it must be good. And it actually is. Vin Diesel oozes menace and brilliantly transitions from the monster of the piece to the anti hero when the real monsters come out. The monsters and the planet they are on are great if you don't think about it too much. There's some really weird shots and effects that are no good if you've had a bit too much to drink. But it well shot other than that. Full of good action, tense bits, jump scares and a bit of gore. Thoroughly entertaining but not exactly a classic. 4/5
  14. If you want an easy GP Weekly Quest and Earn More 50 points combo: The Ascent has an achievement for your first kill. Just keep going the only way you can go through and you'll reach a point where you get attacked and need to shoot sone things. On cloud and takes less than 5 minutes.
  15. I started to play this. I really wanted to, but it just left me a bit cold.
  16. I keep thinking I should pop into the MiSTer thread and ask this, but now seems a good time for it: what's the entry price point for MiSTer? If I wanted a basic setup that I could hook up to a TV, plug a controller into and get going, how much would that cost? And what can it emulate at that basic level?
  17. The PS1 was the beginning of the end for "proper" arcades, to my mind. When I worked at Sony, we used to drink in the bowling alley round the corner from the office. It still has arcade machines at that point. I remember looking at the Tekken 2 machine and thinking "Why would I pay to play that, when the PS1 version is available?". Especially since it was something daft like a quid a credit. And it's been that way ever since. I miss a proper arcade, and love Arvade Club, but why would anyone without that nostalgia pay a quid a go for a game that's only as good as what they can play on a home console and get much more play pee pound?
  18. Yeah, that was the deciding factor for me not picking one up. Was onboard before then. It was remarkably uplifting when Freddie finally managed to finish a race.
  19. I can remember there being arcade machines all over the place when I was young. Leisure centres, pubs, takeaways, the bowling alley, the tennis club where my dad played. I can't really remember what they had, though. Except the place we went swimming every Sunday had Asteroids. When it came to actual arcades - we used to go to Swanage in Dorset at least once a year until I was 17. Being a touristy seaside town, it had arcades. The games I played changed as time went on. Driving games were my first love with stuff like Super Sprint, Pole Position and Spy Hunter. Then there was more traditional arcadey stuff like Rampage and Defender. The machines changed each year and I have memories of the next big thing being there. I can distinctly remember seeing stuff like Space Ace, Afterburner and Space Harrier and bring blown away. Wrestlefest was a perennial favourite as well. A turning point for me and arcades was being on holiday in the South of France and encountering a Street Fighter 2 cab at a travelling fair type thing. I was gobsmacked. Like "blown away" is a massive understatement. This leas to me starting to go to the slightly scary arcades in central Liverpool, just to play SFII. After that, I was working for Sony and playing games where "arcade perfect" wasn't just marketing bullshit. I went back to Swanage for the first time in nearly 30 years this year. The arcade I used to love is now all tuppenny shoves, grabbers and gatcha machines. The only "games" were conversions of mobile games that converted points into tokens. Made me a little sad. My kids loved it.
  20. There's an easy 70 points on the console app at the mo. There's two "check out this publisher's games" punch cards. An EA one and erm.. someone else. You just need to go as far as the game card for each one (a couple need you to pick a version first) to "check them out".
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