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  1. Questions I have: what happens if this is a massive success beyond their wildest expectations and Google run out of datacentres to cope with the number of concurrent players? Could we then see queue times to get into games? And how does the infrastructure get upgraded if there is a sudden breakthrough in GPU/CPU tech? EDIT: Also, how is this 'load in 5 seconds' thing going to work? So many games these days take a minute to even get past the splash screens. I don't see that clicking a Youtube link is going to get us into a game immediately. More like: to the store! Click buy! Put in Paypal login! Oh hai, splash screens for 2 minutes!
  2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but when Google launched stuff like Google+, they didn't have a massive conference about it where they brought out social media gurus as equivalently high profile as the likes of Phil Harrison and Jade Raymond. I think the comparison between Stadia and services they've abandoned is a bit disingenuous on that basis - this is so evidently a gargantuan initiative.
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    Baba Is You (PC, Switch) - 13th March - Baba Is Not Sekiro

    This lunchtimeI was getting my groove on in the Lake area. I completed a few levels in a row pretty easily and was sure I had a handle on the game's systems. But then I hit a level with a door with 'CRAB' behind it (either 11 or 12, I think - the Switch isn't on me at the mo), and it totally stumped me. I got access to the word easily enough, but the second part of the level - how to win it and not get Baba 'defeated' by an evil placement of immovable commands - is totally baffling me! Hopefully I'll go back to it after work and immediately see where I'm going wrong. Half the game seems to be about dealing with the Sokaban element of sliding the blocks around, but I quite like that unexpected gameplay element.
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    Baba Is You (PC, Switch) - 13th March - Baba Is Not Sekiro

    This started to make my brain ache only a few levels in. It's great stuff.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Let us know what it's like! I'm also interested in it, but having just bought Baba Is You, I may hold off unless it's amazing.
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    Baba Is You (PC, Switch) - 13th March - Baba Is Not Sekiro

    When's the embargo up?
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    Weekly Music 2019 - 52 Weeks, 52 Tracks

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    Weekly Music 2019 - 52 Weeks, 52 Tracks

    Another 'make a track in an hour' bit of excitement.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    You only think it’s non-stop action because of the quick scenes and the jazzy camera work. The Discovery hasn’t has a ship-to-ship battle all season and there hasn’t been a single phaser fight. Leaving aside the inept hand to hand combat scenes on the Klingon home world, the only real action stuff was the cool probe fight a couple of weeks ago and the jet pack shenanigans in Episode 1. I don’t get where this non-stop action myth has come from. It’s just eating through plot and edited snappily.
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    Trials Rising

    This would be such an easy 10/10 without the stupid world map, grindy progression and loot boxes. Such a pain.
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    Weekly Music 2019 - 52 Weeks, 52 Tracks

    Thought I'd join in this action and start making a weekly track in Ableton. I'm much more a Logic man for my band stuff, so need to get a lot more hours in Live for upcoming solo material. This is just a little sketch I made in an hour last night. One thing I don't do in Ableton at the mo is to add vocals as I get sucked into synth lines, but my ambition for solo stuff is to eventually make some Thom Yorke-esque tracks. In the meantime, this one's an instrumental and a bit too busy with not enough low end!
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    RIP Keith Flint

    This is so sad. 49 is no age. I only hope that this news will get more kids to discover how fucking awesome The Prodigy were in the 90s.
  13. I like them too. Please continue.
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    Ape Out - Aesthetically goshdarned lovely smash-em-up.

    I’m not enjoying this quite as much as I thought I would, unfortunately. Will try it in handheld with headphones rather than on the telly and see if it makes a difference.

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