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  1. The developer will probably be keen to help on this one. Have you contacted them?
  2. Working here (and sorry, I know that’s not much help).
  3. Ah, that explains it. I was confusing EMAP and IDG. Europress were in Macclesfield and IDG were Gray’s Inn Road. I must have started writing from them when it went to Europress; I think I wrote one article for Garth Sumpter and then was working with Vic Lennard after that (Vic’s a great guy and I still exchange the odd message with him). I was a hack at the time. I was writing for a few Future magazines (although not ST Format early on) and always wanted to keep work spread across as many publishers as possible. Playing games, tinkering with computers and writing about it was a dream job until the internet came along and ruined it all
  4. I’m not sure this is the right way around. I was freelancing for ST Review at the time (among others) and pretty sure I visited Macclesfield (Europress) before going to Gray’s Inn Road (EMAP). I’ll have to dig my collection out of the loft Either that, or I’m getting old (or both).
  5. Yes, lots of drones. You’ll soon learn to spot the position cars. It’s a tough game, but it’s fab!
  6. Virtua Racing is on the UK store on 27th in case it hasn’t already been mentioned
  7. Interviewed the chap behind this when I was a journo. Thanks for the reminiscence!
  8. It's odd. Marvel had a few quirks, which Avengers appeared to have sorted out (although the game itself wasn't as good). This one feels like it's taken step back again. We are enjoying it, but I suspect like you we have become connoisseurs over the years :). As much as I'll tell you what's wrong with each of them my boy and I have had huge fun with all of the Lego games we have played.
  9. Glad we weren’t the only ones. No idea why they put this in so early in the game - it would have been okay as a side-mission or something. Fortunately seems to be back to business as usual now...
  10. Some of the third party ones are okay - worth searching and checking the Amazon reviews. Depends if you want to use it as a controller for an additional player or as a primary controller. If the latter I'd be tempted to go for the real thing.
  11. I suspect this is a part of the reason why Nintendo has put so much effort into Super Mario Run, and potentially the timing of its release.
  12. May be worth considering a pre-owned console? Seem to be going for ~£150-£170 for a premium console with an A-list title. Although the sensible thing to do would likely be to wait for Switch there are some truly great co-op games on Wii U. Super Mario 3D World, Yoshi's Wooly World and the later Lego games, most of which have been worth the cost of the console on their own on rainy Saturdays
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