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  1. Ah right, apologies for the misdirection.
  2. I use a separate app for connecting/streaming from your own actual Xbox, Xbox Companion app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/xbox-console-companion/9wzdncrfjbd8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab It can take a couple of attempts to connect, I found I needed to enter the IP address of the console manually (you can find this buried in the network settings on the console) and occasionally the first time you hit the "Stream" button it fails, but always connects the second time you click it. I also found I had to make sure my profile was loaded when the Xbox is switched on (by default it goes to my Son's profile, and then the companion app won't connect as I'm logged into the app with my own xbox profile) Once connected it's been pretty much perfect for me. Worth the initial setup hassle for the flexibility of streaming to my laptop or PC upstairs.
  3. Zero was the best mag of the era, multiformat but there was always a heavy slant towards the Amiga in it.
  4. Watched the first two Fear Street films over the weekend. Not sure what I was expecting but it's so confusing tonally. Looks like they used the same casting agency as Stranger Things (and even has at least one of the same actors) with loads of similar framings of nostalgic throwbacks to the eras (obviously slightly different eras but similar in style and presentation) and then BLAMMO! some 13 year old kid gets an axe to the head, on screen, repeatedly! Entertaining enough though, and I'll watch the concluding chapter, although reading back in the thread it's by far the weakest I need the closure!
  5. Started this and put a couple of hours into it last night. I've read through most of the second half of the thread now and think I agree with almost everything everyone has already said, both good and bad! Will give it a few more hours I think as it feels like I'm really just starting to get into the meat of it, but time will tell as to whether QoL/UI issues start to crush the enjoyment out of it... I'm also getting strong vibes of the massively underrated PSP original Killzone Liberation with the nip and tuck cover-based combat and camera angle at the moment, which is v.positive.
  6. Bloody hell are they still watching the itv hub stream?
  7. christaylor

    Youth Sport

    Yeah that all sounds like you're moving in the right direction, and in a couple of years when you do start getting into competitive leagues it definitely IS worth having streamed league squads as in my experience all leagues will be set up in divisions based on ability, but I'd definitely push for mixed training sessions.
  8. christaylor

    Youth Sport

    Yeah if it's just more of an informal kickabout I'm sure you'll be fine. After 7+ years of this now I do look forward to the break though! On the mixing players of different abilities, that's something we do as standard for the majority of our training anyway, unless there's something very specific we want to try out with one squad that they might have struggled with in a previous match. We find it works really well to mix them all up during training so they all get to play with different kids, including where they might have friends that would usually play in different match squads. We do have one age group that trains in squads all the time but it feels like the players may as well be at different clubs. Appreciate though it might depend on your club's philosophy as to how you approach it.
  9. christaylor

    Youth Sport

    "backing off" the training?! You need a proper break over the summer or you'll burn out halfway through next season! Good luck with the FA1, it'll be quite a strange experience if the whole thing is online.
  10. For anybody else suffering withdrawal Copa America Bolivia - Uruguay has just started over on the red button.
  11. No longer 12 months EA to 4 months GPU?
  12. No lunchtime game today? What the heck am I supposed to do all afternoon, work?!
  13. Flipping heck, what is with these commentators going on about how it should be given as a goal for the Slovakian player?! It was great build up play but his shot hit the post and was flying straight back into play until it hit the back of the keeper!
  14. Ordered mine yesterday morning and it arrived today! Looks great.
  15. I'm surprised by how interested I am in this, I'm anticipating a huge nostalgia overload when I watch it. Never really considered myself much of a Friends fan, but it was there and around in the background of the majority of my formative years, there are so many touchpoints to it, and I probably am more aware than I'd like to admit of the majority of major plot points and big events. I've also just remembered that we even covered the theme song with the band I was in at the time. Maaan. I had a couple of friends that were a couple of years older than me, starting jobs and moving out of home, who absolutely lived Friends, getting themselves into flatshares and living their own Friends dreams in shabby apartments in the North West. Being part of an ensemble cast in something like this that captured, created and rode the zeitgeist for so long is likely to have been the best period in each of their lives, so it must feel very melancholic for them all looking back at it, after very mixed fortunes and personal issues over the last 20 years.
  16. Anyone expecting/hoping for a PC xcloud invite, mine was in the Promotions tab in my gmail account, so didn't spot it for a few days. Will check it out at lunchtime.
  17. My Son's MS account is part of my Family account setup on our Xbox. I have a GPU sub that we can all use. He's just installed the Xbox app on his PC (which he signs into using his MS account) and logged into it using his MS account and it's not recognising that he has access to Gamepass through it. Do I need to log into the PC app with my account in order for him to be able to use it? And if I do that, can he still then switch it over to his account rather than have to use mine on it? Is this one of the many foibles of the PC app I keep reading about?
  18. Have to admire your commitment, not sure I could play through EGA versions of games that have VGA versions available. This is a genre very close to my heart, but just don't have the time to go back to a lot of these classics. Instead I've found a great way to revisit them is to put their longplays on in the background while I'm working.
  19. Would be interesting to see how all of this data was compiled. I'd imagine the vast majority of these types of purchases are just private 2nd hand sales so where are they getting the data from? Completed ebay listings?
  20. Ta, might download it and check it out this weekend.
  21. How invasive are the rpg elements in this? Could you play it (on the easier difficulty levels at least) pretty much as a straight action shooter and ignore a lot of the tinkering? This looks like it might be a contender for me and a couple of buddies to get into but we have very limited gaming time each week so if you have to spend half the time fiddling with builds it'll suck a lot of the fun out of it.
  22. I got stuck on this at first also last night, trying to set up some demos with a couple of friends. You just have to cycle through a few different track locations as not all locations seem to have all race types available.
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