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  1. Now have this in my hands. Going in tonight and looking forward to it!
  2. A few moments:- Actually enjoying the Kinect Fit app on the Xbox one clever tech. Then they canned the app and Kinect! VR on the PS4 I was so impressed I invested in the PC and Oculus. Now a VR convert feels to me we have already had the next gen shift in gaming! Driving around a track with PS:VR on Gran Turismo Sport was just something special. Also all the other Sony VR experiences I had. Uncharted 4 - loved this great game and they nailed the balance between puzzles/shooting and story for me. Forza Horizon 4 - Driving around the UK in lovely 4K with different seasons what was not to like. OK single player campaign mode felt a bit disjointed. Half Life Alyx. Benchmark of what a VR experience should be IMHO. Switch been actually really good! Despite my initial scepticism over a underpowered mobile chipset Nintendo delivered a system that just worked well. Zelda and Mario again exceptional . Even though wasn't really that impressed the way Zelda went with and preferred the more linear older games. It was a technical marvel and a rich environment to explore. Xbox X. Lovely piece of hardware. Astonished MS made this. Quiet, sleek and technically pokey. Quite the surprise after the RRoD mess that was the 360. Probably other momenta but these are the standouts. * OK inline with the topic bolded my definitive moment!
  3. Well finally getting to play this tomorrow by a stroke of luck! Got a PS4 Pro with The Last Of Us 1 & 2 heading my way tomorrow! Yay! Also looking forward to the Ghost of Tsushima too.
  4. Finally got around to this experience. Love the concept. It's kind of what DVD tech was touting all those years ago with branching storylines. Enjoyed it. Love the era definitely targeted at people of a certain age. Guess Charlie Booker was involved so that figures. Will experience again see other branchlines.
  5. So. Xbox 360 emulation on the PC. Anyone tried it out? How well does it work? Recommended? I have a couple of games I like to play on the 360 and it would be nice and convenient if I could fire them up on the PC. Have 360 hardware and original games. Just not sure what the state of play is like on 360 emulation at the moment. My PC is a Ryzen 5 1600, 16GB memory and a 980 Ti GPU. On paper it should be enough to replicate the 360 experience. However in practice....
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    Xbox Game Pass

    2 is still my favourite in the series so far. Just ticked a lot of boxes for me. Location, cars the single player game. Everything just felt a lot tighter as a game and experience. Not to say the others are bad or anything. More than happy with them. Shame they never brought the second one to the PC. Ah well pretty much rinsed it anyway.
  7. If you've never played it it's worth the money on the Switch as it's a great game. Problem is I don't really have a desire to play it in handheld mode and have it on the 360 and bought it at launch. Oh and the remastered version is part of EA Origin sub or just £4.99 on the PC! Glad you are enjoying it's an awesome game!
  8. Like wise but waiting until next winter time. My setup is great right now. Have a 27" 4K monitor ready for the upgrade so although games won't run that well at 4K@60fps it's great for working in the desktop on. Not sure what I will need to upgrade to next year I'll just set a budget aside and see what I can do. Ideally games at 4K@60fps in high graphic detail is the target. (Although something that would run a majority of content at ultra levels would be nice for a change!).
  9. The thing is its a work tool too. Think £3K+ is reasonable TBH. Other hobbies can cost a whole lot more! Never get the way people react when talk of money spent on things comes up. Depends where your values lie. Some people are happy to drop £25K on a new car for example or whatever. Don't even discuss this kind of stuff with people anymore. Just talk about experiences and what I get out of my various pastimes.
  10. Thats the thing isn't it? As long as it does what you need its good enough! No longer worry too much what is the latest and greatest (other than reading up on trends etc) just get what I actually need to get the experience I am happy with. My setup costs me around £600 to upgrade every 4-5 years. Depends on what I decide I need at that time and happy to be behind the curve a bit to keep costs down I was just happy to get a GPU upgrade recently for £50! Its made a huge difference to my gaming and its a five year old card!!! (980 Ti). Its still an amazing card and runs everything well at 1080p at a decent frame rate/quality. I didn't have high expectations but its exceeded them completely it was bought as a bridge until I see what type of cards we will need to keep on par with the new consoles next year and to make my VR experience a bit smoother.
  11. Ditto for keyboards & mice! Same to a degree for cases and PSUs too! I tend to buy best of breed of all three every so many years and upgrade when there is significant reason. Last monitor upgrade I did for example was to move from a 21.5" 1080p screen to a 27" 4K screen in anticipation of the upcoming changes. My mouse and keyboard I've had for years. The case I have reused countless times. The PSU I upgraded last time because I wanted something really quiet and have more grunt for a more powerful GPU.
  12. Just picked up Raiden Legacy for £2.19! Steal. Just been playing it actually is a package of four Raiden games - Raiden, Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2 and Raiden Fighters Jet! Awesome fun! Just need to invest in proper joystick and I'm set!
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    Shmups

    Just picked up Space Invaders Extreme and Raiden Legacy for the PC on Steam. They are both currently in the sale. (£6.19, and £2.79 respectively). Looking forward to having a blast with these over this weekend! (Between sessions on Half Life Alyx which is scaring me to death )
  14. Enjoy! As a newcomer to PC gaming there has never been a better time to start. So much variety on offer. Have fun! My advice is just get a couple of games first that you really like the look of and stick with them first. Otherwise you'll be all over the place and just end up playing bits and pieces. Other thing to be careful of is the Steam sales. Quite easy to go a bit bonkers in these and end up with a backlog of games that never get played because there is always another sale Again just grab a couple of games you really want to play now and stick any others you are interested in on the wishlist. Steam will email you when they come up on offer again. And they do. So no need to panic buy! I speak from experience with this (looks at my Steam digital pile of shame - at least it's not physically on a shelf staring at me I guess!!!). Have an awesome weekend and happy gaming!
  15. Yep. My son is a prime example. Played Fortnite practically since he got his console and little else. Perhaps a few Lego titles so around four games. I think even a couple of those Lego titles were pre-owned. Think games as a service will eventually become fairly normal at some point especially for the upcoming gaming generation where most things are subscribed to these days. Essentially Fortnite gets all his spare money at the moment with season passes etc. It follows the game as a service model.
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