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  1. 4 minutes ago, ScouserInExile said:

    In the Xbox mobile app, not the Game Pass one, tap on your profile and you should see this:



    You get bonuses that add 150% for



    You just launch Fortnite in a browser, you don't need to play and it's OS agnostic, and you get 250 points. You also get a rotating amount each day for logging into the app. Up to 50 points, I think.


    Mine has "Play with friends on PC" instead. I'll see if it counts Fortnite tho

  2. The worst I've seen happen is that it does QR, then it must have a quick think about syncing, then it bails out and you have to load from scratch again with your latest save. 

    It could be a bit smoother but seems safe. 

  3. Sort of. Yes and No. I don't have a steam deck. 


    I'm mostly a handheld gamer already now because of life so I've been through all this. I need something I can pick up between children and jobs, that ideally I don't have to get off the sofa for or use the TV my wife has monopolised. So I've been through all this with the Switch where my gaming time shot up massively and I've been buying various handhelds since for things like emulators. 


    What Steam Deck, and the potential of it, has done is change my buying habits.  I have something that runs Steam Link very well on handheld now and the eShop died for me when I got that working. 


    Switch was getting a lot of love catching up on games I hadn't bothered with on PC. But you pay a premium for it. You can be paying ten times as much on eShop for something you can get for pennies on Steam.


    Also, (especially in handheld) you're getting what is likely the worst version of the game. I'd been happily playing Ys VIII on Switch, but once I played it on a 9 year old PC I realised Switch was looking a bit shit with pixelation and 15fps animation of stuff in the distance. That crap version of the game is locked in on Switch too. It will not only never improve, but not get a chance to as any purchase you make on eShop is unlikely to carry over to a new generation. Steam does have that issue. 


    If Steam Deck hits gen 2 or 3, or someone else knocks out a good value windows handheld, I'm probably getting one as long as it's 1080p and doesn't munch through loads of battery power in minutes. 





  4. Lost Odyssey really keeping its value after all that time. And rightly so, it's class. But it's 720p with no fancy upscaling on new hardware :( ...I've been very shallow about it and having a hard time starting it again because it looks so muddy. 


    Apparently, you can increase internal res on Xenia emulator, so not sure why they don't bother on xbox series s/x. Similar story for Blue Dragon, I think. 

  5. 10 hours ago, beakbeak said:

    I think it was just the fact that a grown man was playing a game with children and cartoon characters in. Whatever. 

    did I mention the fact that I was furiously masturbating whilst wearing Donald Duck cosplay? 


    It's not quite Epic Mickey, the dirty sod squirting all over the place.

  6. 12 hours ago, beakbeak said:

    I bought kingdom hearts 2 when it first came out and decided to play it one evening after I got in from work. 

    i was thoroughly enjoying myself and hadn’t noticed my girlfriend get in from work. She accusatorially asked what I was playing. I told her. She asked if I was ok. I said “yeah. Why?”.

    she looked utterly confused and somewhat hurt and before she walked off to another room she said: “what would my friends say if they were here and saw you playing this?!”


    she was accusing me of being some kind of demented pedophile. 

    I’ve been too ashamed to play the game since. 


    Is there anything like that in there? I thought it was just a bunch of kids with big hair in Disneyland. 


    I keep worrying someone is going to walk in when playing FF 13 because of that clearly a 14 year old with next to nowt on.

    It's the worst thing about JRPGs. "You don't appreciate how good this game is. Dragon Quest is a classic." "Why is that girl in a bunny costume?" "erm... tradition?"

  7. 33 minutes ago, Mallet said:

    Yeah, I have had Final Fantasy Xiii on my to play list for a couple of months but with it being summer outside and a series of books I wanted to read released in the last few months I simply have not gotten around to it.


    Now I see it is leaving on the 15th of this month and I'm wondering if it is even worth starting it now.

    What price is it now? I bought it on sale for a fiver a while back in case this happened (and it did, I’m a chapter off finishing) and it’s often been on sale for that cheap since


    Although, if I were to buy it again I’d be tempted by PC as you can’t  play it on either xCloud or streaming off Xbox 

  8. 9 hours ago, Benny said:


    Or even without ads if you can watch in a browser.

    or the pc desktop app 


    or be stupid and buy it on Amazon, then watch it just before they were the remastered versions, just before they were free with ads.

  9. 19 minutes ago, bradigor said:

    I've been playing the ISS Pro Evolution Soccer. I still really enjoy it and it is a little sad that football games have lost the pure enjoyment of those older games. Couple of questions... 


    What do people consider the best PS1/2 Pro Evo? 


    Also is there a known modding community for any of them? 



    PES 3 probably. I think I enjoyed 4 more as it was easier and more open for mp, and 5 flipped too far and was too hard to score. 

  10. Invincible Tiger was the first game to use the HDMI 3D standard (maybe). Which I only know as I did a tiny bit of work on it. It played okay for what it was but no one bought it.


    You can't get it on anything now tho as it was digital and the company went bust. 

  11. 40 minutes ago, Qazimod said:

    GPD Win 4 leak game is underway. Some renders are out that make it look like an expensive PSP, and claims about it being faster than Steam Deck are circulating.


    It's all a bit meaningless at the moment - faked images of new consoles are nothing new and anyone can make claims about specifications - but maybe an official announcement will be on the way.


    I'd be shocked if anything more top end 

    coming out will be slower than a steam deck. They will however cost shitloads more. 

  12. I was mostly 360, but at the end of the generation I got a PS3 to get through all the exclusives and stream videos from my PC. PS+ really kicked off then and it became my primary console as by that point even the 3rd party multi-platform stuff was running pretty well on that crazy setup. 


    But even then, none of the exclusives really stood out for me except for Ni No Kuni, but that's on loads of other platforms now so I wouldn't go back for it. I played some Uncharted and some Ratchet and Clank, but I couldn't tell you which ones. I tried the Souls games but I don't like it. Motorstorm was fine. Okami HD was exclusive for a fair while and looked stunning, but I already had that on PS2. 


    As I say, despite early issues the multi-platform stuff worked pretty well on it in the end. PS3 is going to be remembered fondly on emulation running them even better (and on a 360 pad). Transformers: War for Cybertron was a highlight. I got GTAV for it when it was first released, but stupidly got the digital version that had popups because it didn't stream from the disc. I've been itching to play Prince of Persia: cel-shaded handheld, having to make do with streaming on PC. 


    I worked on a fair few games on that generation too and looking forward to being able to play them without having to get a console out the attic. Unless it needs Move. Or Kinect. Which I don't have anyway. *sigh* 

  13. 7 minutes ago, revlob said:



    I keep starting to watch the trilogy (and Scorpion King) as I have them on 4k, and I end up just keep watching the first film. Or occasionally watch the second one and spend the whole time thinking I should have just watched The Mummy. 

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