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  1. I've been waiting so long for something like this, and they've bodged the MCRN shirt. I wanted a black polo I could wear to work with a subtle MCRN in the corner, I'm sure Alex wears a flight suit with similar. Anyway, think I'll grab the Tycho t-shirt, I love subtle stuff like that which only watchers of the show would get.
  2. I have a bland, BBC newscaster accent in the US. It just kinda happened, to the extent people think I'm posh, but I'm just sick of not being understood. I don't think I made an effort to change, just tried to speak clearly so Yanks can understand (they still frequently don't, after a decade). Meanwhile, 10 minutes on Skype with my old man and I'm back to sounding like Tom Jones.
  3. His Dark Materials looks decent, though. Good trailer to end on.
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    Pokemon Go

    So silly question then. If it's a one off, you're not guaranteed a good IV from the trade, but lucky means lower powering up costs. So the lucky Pokemon could be tat, and the rare friend bonus (I've been trying nearly every day with about 10 friends, only got one) wasted. What am I missing?
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    Pokemon Go

    Does lucky work more than once? The description suggests that (your next trade). Name your Eevee to get the new ones upon evolve: Glaceon: Rea Leafeon: Linnea
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    Minecraft Earth - mobile AR

    More here: https://www.thurrott.com/microsoft/206840/microsoft-bringing-minecraft-to-the-real-world-with-new-minecraft-earth-game Brilliant, well up for this. My kids love Pokemon Go and Minecraft, so this is a bit of a no-brainer.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    As the Motorsport series is one of my favourite games, I actively avoided Horizon until just before the release of 3, where I found myself caning 2 and 1 (in that order, for reasons I forget) before going straight into 3. Finger in the air, about half the events in Horizon are racing, right? So if you're on a roll, leveling up a specific thing and unlocking new events, it stands to reason you may not want the wait between. Obviously, you can fast travel, and I do when I'm in a mood to do the above, but there are still the load times, which are really bad in FH4 specifically. It's compounded by the general instability of the game, even after all these months. If the game crashes, I've often just turned it off, given the annoyance of waiting for it to load again. Having said that, I don't think Motorsport is that much better for load times. Another finger in the air approximation, but of all the games I own across all 3 systems, either Forza has me waiting impatiently. You can't handwave these problems with SSDs, or enterprise grade PCs, or even an X - the OG XB1 is the base supported platform, and it should perform reasonably on it. So, your snide remark aside, this is all valid criticism, honestly. And the fact that the XB1 is creaking under the strain of Forza manifests in other ways, too. For instance, I still get a split second skip (like, full lock-up) while playing maybe every 15 mins or so. What can I do about that? Closed systems like these should "just work". And it's worse when you're streaming over a LAN, because that skip actually manifests in the stream screwing up for a couple of seconds afterward, which can knock you out of the flow if you need to rewind. I don't have any other games which glitch like this, locally or over the network. Anyway, it just means FH5/FM8 will get a massive boost from whatever tech we're apparently getting for storage on 'Scarlett'.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I think the poor map (filters don't stick, etc) and excessive load times exacerbate things when you're whizzing around the map hovering up races. I can work around the map, but the load times are extraordinary in this game. Made worse by the occasional crash. If there's a poster child for the new storage on the next gen consoles, this is it.
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    Lego City Undercover

    I bought this back near release (XB1) as a fun looking Lego game, and because my lad loves to ride the train in GTA type games, but obviously I can't let him anywhere near that. They enjoy it, but the problem is they get so into the sandbox, they've unlocked bugger all. So, inspired by the fact this is on Humble Bundle, I fired it up. And hells bells, I can't turn it off. I'm writing this at 1am and my eyes sting, from staring at the screen for so long. It's just completely brilliant, and I don't think I'll be and to not collect every damn thing in this game.
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    Detective Pikachu movie

    Just took all the kids to see this, really enjoyed it. And, I somehow love Pikachu even more. Got some limited edition TCG packs for going on the opening night, too. I liked that while the plot was properly telegraphed for younger viewers, it was an actual plot, rather than the oft simplistic stuff in a kids film. Can't wait for some repeat viewings when it's out on disc.
  11. Sorry for the last 3 pages, due to my lighthearted BC comment. It was more a reflection of how we're ready to take what we own forward, not a "lol now Sony owners say it's ok to want BC". That both are going all out for next gen means we can only all win, right? But you do need that competition, so don't be a card carrying wally for your "team".
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    The unfortunate thing is that there are a few streaming threads, with positive feedback. That post isn't really addressing the concerns expressed here, "boohoo" aside.
  13. I think we already had that transition, it'll just be available to more people now. A sort of "BC starts now", to paraphrase I think the PS3 presentation. Completely agree it's important, always has been.
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