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  1. I don't even know what Sekiro is.
  2. Sad to see the old music go, but I like your new jingle too! I always thought SWIV stood for Special Weapons Interdiction Vehicle; not sure where I read that, though.
  3. Pistol

    The iOS gaming thread

    Well Hook Champ is out on test flight now!
  4. Pistol

    The iOS gaming thread

    Unfortunately I think you're right. The only way I could see it being really viable is if someone has come up with a clever emulator or wrapper that somehow makes a 32-bit app work within a 64-bit environment; if they are having to actually go and modify the individual apps, that's fraught with issues. Not only do you have to sort out the rights to do it with the developers (assuming they still exist) you've got all the labour associated with updating the app, then you've somehow got to make a profit from it whilst simultaneously giving the rights holder a cut as well as Apple's usual out of the miniscule margins. If I could pay a one off free for an app and then that allowed me to put my own 32-bit apps into it somehow, I'd go for that, but I can't see how Apple would approve such a thing as it would circumvent their app store. Presumably you'd also need some way of sideloading the app files onto your device too. And it could stop working with iOS updates. I reckon it's most likely they're attempting updating individual apps, which as you say is highly unlikely to be viable. For one thing, a lot of people are likely to balk at paying again for an old game they already paid for (forgetting that going from 32-bit to 64-bit was effectively like a console generation change, most will just see it as "it's still an iPhone why should I have to buy this game again reeeeeeeeee"). I don't think it's got legs but saying that I'm one of the ones who would gladly pay for Hook Champ again.
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    The iOS gaming thread

    No worries! There's a really good review of it here https://afterpad.com/steelseries-nimbus-the-afterpad-review/ (works fine in Safari but the layout seems messed up on IE). The clip I bought for it cost £1.75 from a China based eBay seller, works a treat. It's one of the ones designed for an Xbox One controller, they fit the Nimbus too, the only slight issue is whilst you can turn the pad on with the clip in place, you have to remove it before you can turn it off. Hardly a deal breaker. You can get them quicker (but costlier) from UK based sellers. I can take some photos of it if you like.
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    The iOS gaming thread

    I have a SteelSeries Nimbus controller, and it's pretty great. It's a full size controller, so not ideal for portability, but my main reason for getting one was so I could hook my iPhone up to hotel room TV s for when I'm away with work. I have bought a clip for it so I can attach the iPhone to it which works very well, but you wouldn't want to walk around with it in your pocket! It uses the PlayStation stick layout which isn't my preference, but hardly the end of the world. Everything else about the pad is great. It's one of the only pads (AFAIK) to use Bluetooth 4.1, so has the minimum possible lag and the battery lasts for ages. They're normally around £50, but CeX seek them for a shade over £20; I got a grade C one for £21.50 delivered and there's not a thing wrong with it. The other one I was seriously considering was a GameVice. They do look really good, and would be excellent for gaming on the go, but although it has a lightning port it only supports charging so I wouldn't have been able to use my lightning to HDMI adapter at the same time as the controller so that ruled it out for me.
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    The iOS gaming thread

    You sir, are a legend.
  8. Sorry that was brief cackshot, only had time for one game at lunch!
  9. Pistol

    Microsoft Rewards

    I should get £20 of credit while the offer's on!
  10. If I'm on and I see you I'll join!
  11. I got it with my Zero sub too! I'd like to play it with twin stick controls, the attempt at replicating the twisty stick mechanism was laudable but never going to be great.
  12. As far as I know it does, yes!
  13. No probs, let us know if it works!
  14. Don't know much about the PS4 side of things, but I have set this up for Xbox, Switch and Mobile. Is your son's Xbox Live account a child account, linked to yours in a family? Because that was borked for a long time but works now, there are a couple of extra settings to tweak on the Xbox before it'll work on there though. I'll assume not for now. You have to link your Xbox (or Playstation) account to an Epic Games account for it to work. Go to Epic's website, but don't just create an Epic account - if you've already played Fortnite, there's an option to select the platform you've played on, then it will ask for your gamertag and automatically create a linked account. Then, next time you play on console, there should be an Epic Friends option in the lobby menu. That's where you go to enable cross play. (The tricky bit on Xbox was if you had a child account, and were under 13, then no matter what permissions you tried to give the child account it just wouldn't enable cross play. Microsoft have fixed this now, you have to go into the child account's main Xbox settings and enable cross platform multiplayer and comms, then it will work.)
  15. It's getting repeated at 7am if you really want to catch it!
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