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  1. I think it's best when there's happy stuff for balance, though. Like when a game's compelling enough to keep you coming back despite infuriating you. When it's nothing but negativity it soon gets depressing. Like if someone forced me to watch one of Simon Cowell's things.
  2. There are some games I consider retro that are newer than games I don't! So for me it's largely based on a genre's rate of change. Like how 3rd Strike and Driver are both 21.
  3. Going into the pageturn I bet this'd be the third post, but you were straight in!
  4. It's just human nature to want to feel we're not alone in our experiences, and I'm most likely to say something positive about a thing I like if it's getting shat on. Likewise, if a thing's almost universally praised and I don't like it... But I'm not trying to change anyone's mind, just reaching out to see if anyone else is on the same page for a friendly chat. Except our views often draw the most responses from those who completely disagree, so I've stopped going against the grain when I fall into that hole. When I was depressed I used to get frustrated by people enjoying stuff I
  5. Yeah, because it was looking for the New World.
  6. I'd like to have seen... But grumbles aside (too many Saturday-arvo away missions, graboid excluded), I think it's the best Star Wars since The Empire Strikes Back (and better than both that and the original), has my favourite score since Game of Thrones', and I think Mando's a better character than they've ever had. A Luke/Han amalgam, really. But a Vader-tier villain next time, please.
  7. I've been listening to some cheerier retrowave this year: Love track 12^. 9's my favourite here.
  8. You say that, but when I was working as a waiter in a cocktail bar, I did often think to myself, ‘Why don't I star in music videos instead?’. I mean they're the same sort of job, just in a different industry. Or during my runs as a personal trainer, when I'd ask myself ‘Why don't I play a Rocky sort of figure in a big film?’. Because after all, it's really the same sort of job, only in a different industry. When I was flying a kite in the park... ‘If I'm able to compensate deftly for wind direction, why don't I fly jets instead so I've lots of free time for
  9. I looked him up expecting him to be an indie from that comment and he is, but I think there's probably a lot of agreement to be had if you add nuance. Namely, that millions of us aren't disillusioned with high-resource games at all, rather with how those resources are often misspent and exploited.
  10. Or a handheld (with HDMI-out) for £250, with a GPU dock for another £150, copying Microsoft's approach for the best of both worlds. The first current-gen Nintendo since the Cube, targeting 1080/60 on handheld, and 1440/60 with DLSS and light RT docked.
  11. What seems to be your toggle? I reckon Simon's an NTSC man.
  12. I haven't played any, but was surprised by how much I enjoyed the TV series. Whereas so much footage of this reminds me of the Riddick games. Drive somewhere, eff 'n' jeff a bit, and then punch someone. Feels like it won't be Deusy enough for some people, unless those bits haven't been shown yet.
  13. If only you could talk to these writers, then perhaps you could try and debate games with them, allege alliances...
  14. Escape

    The Boxing Thread

    I almost put a tenner on Joyce about three times, but at least I didn't lose anything because the value on Dubois was poor. I want Joyce against Fury now! Let AJ fight Usyk and the winners can meet.
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    The Boxing Thread

    I think Dubois was undone by his own scariness! He's the first person to make Joyce that wary, and paid for it with a jab he couldn't deal with. Joshua should beat Pulev and then vacate his WBO to fight Fury next year, leaving Usyk and Joyce to fight for it. I've always wanted to see Fury take on Joyce, but I'm sure he'll retire if he beats AJ.
  16. I found the rumble annoying, disabled it, and enjoyed it a lot more without. I'm obviously a tiny minority.
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    The Boxing Thread

    Just returning to the top of this page a minute, I also felt Reid probably beat Calzaghe, but that was maybe the first fight where Joe's hands really had an effect on his performance. Reid was a well-schooled compact boxer with long arms, but I don't think he met the prime Calzaghe that night. I wanted to see Dean Francis fight Calzaghe in '97, but naturally they were both building their careers and then Francis picked up the first of his many injuries. I'm picking Dubois to get the job done tonight. Popular consensus for me. Although it felt like there were as many backing Joyce w
  18. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought about flipping my PS5 for an extra £300, though in reality I'd be more likely to sell at cost to a mate, but there's nothing I'd want to buy with that money right now. I mightn't even use mine much over the next few months (by which time they'll be easier to get, we're guessing), but apart from a grinding noise from my L2 I do have a quietish console. And I've disabled haptics anyway, so I could always buy another pad if I really wanted it in future. But here's the key thing for me: if I get £100 for my PS4 I'll only be £200 down, and I'd rat
  19. You can't use every wall glitch, so it's a matter of everyone working out what's optimal. Glitches are inherent in so many speedrun-friendly games, and my view on patching usually comes down to whether or not their best players achieve consistency. It's no good if it's a 1-in-10 lottery even for them. But I think the glitches in this are highly repeatable, I'm just not determined enough! Keeping it old-school here, I messed up my boxjump approach trying to land riiight on the edge to sneak past it, losing a couple of tenths (don't think it's possible). What's both interesting and a
  20. Brook have added PS5 support via firmware according to their site, but I'd check with 'em first. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mcbazel-Adapter-Controller-Switch-Keychain/dp/B07W7WP6YJ https://www.brookaccessory.com/detail/53818657/ They also make one for the Elite 2. https://www.brookaccessory.com/detail/43268489/ If USB charging's enabled, have you also set 3 hours (or always) for charging in rest mode? Those are my settings (with 3 hours until entering rest mode).
  21. Yeah, I've been using L1/R1 since Uncharted 2, even though 4's L2/R2 by default. The key thing for me is that haptics won't be used unless it confers an advantage, and increased recoil for snatching at semi-auto triggers is the most logical approach I can think of. Mad rumble for full-autos is an absolute no-no after a few minutes for most of us.
  22. If it were down to me I'd only enable haptics in shooters for two-stage sniper triggers (increasing recoil if you yank at them), and things like bomb interactions, where these haptics could be used for setting things up through feel rather than timecharge wheels. Having played with the DS some more, I think its mushier buttons might make it easier to coordinate simultaneous d-pad and button presses in fighting games, because they share a more uniform feeling than a DS4. I definitely prefer the shape of the DS, but find the DS4's buttons snappier (and I've a Battle Beaver d-pad). I
  23. That's an approximation of my unboxing face, yeah.
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