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  1. Fucking hell, that tweak makes the Ace of Spades quest a bit easier.
  2. I think history will treat Quantum of Solace pretty kindly. It's a flawed film, but it's really grown on me since my initial viewing, where I honestly thought it was the worst Bond film. It's got a sort of lean, stripped-back toughness to it - it's less glossy and showy than Casino Royale, which looked like a car advert in places. I loved the little touches of pathos, like Bond dumping Mathis in a bin without ceremony after he gets clipped by the police - Craig gives a decent, understated performance in that scene, where the facade of ruthlessness briefly gives way. And the editing works much better on television. You not only actually tell what's happening, but the slam-bang rapid cuts give it a real energy.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Thanks. Will pass this on to the developers.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    "MUUUUU-UUUUUMM, why did you download the 64GB NACHO image when I specifically requested a clean install of Retroarch 3.6, you BITCH?"
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Unless you want Tekken 3, I suppose. But I don't think the target audience for this is people who want to buy a PSVita and curate a list of PS1 games they can download from the store. The main selling point of the Playstation Classic is nostalgia, rather than it being an ideal retrogames solution. People are after the classic packaging and the old-school pads - it's something for people to open at Christmas and play Tekken & Ridge Racer with their grown-up siblings and kids. Nothing wrong with that.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Yeah. People saying "why would anyone pay £80 for this when they could buy a Raspberry Pi, SD card and 8bitdo pad, download a batch of no-header ROMs eboot files and ISOs from archive.org, flash a Retroarch image to the card, and then play all the retro games they want?" are missing the point a bit.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    You get 20 games for that extra £50, to be fair.
  8. Interesting choice, definitely. It makes me think that the EON people are drifting back to their arthouse delusions, where they treat a Bond film as if it's Hunger or Shame, rather than making a kind of high-energy, high-intensity thriller that doesn't take itself too seriously, which is the direction I suspect Danny Boyle might have taken. Cary Fukunaga seems like someone who takes his films very seriously indeed, which is perfect when you're making a film about child soldiers in West Africa, and maybe less welcome when you're making a film about a sexy man spy who roams the world engaging in car chases and defeating master criminals using his special futuristic watch.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Would stripping out a problematic tune be that difficult from a technical or legal perspective? Sony already had a version of Wipeout 2097 with an alternate soundtrack, I think - didn’t the Saturn version have music entirely by Cold Storage? I would expect that would be easier to license, but this isn’t my area. It would probably be more work than would be justified by the return, and wouldn’t be the proper Wipeout 2097 experience, but I guess the fact that Sony is licensing games from Namco and Square would suggest they’re at least putting some resource into this. I wonder if the Red Bull stuff might be problematic from a contractual standpoint as well.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    No way are they sticking a CD drive in there. The number of people who still have PS1 discs must be absolutely minuscule.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Yeah, but they’d be mad to develop custom hardware for this when they’ve got a perfectly good system lying around already. All they need to do is make a new case, and some retro controllers (which I would guess are based on DS4 hardware as well).
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    I’d assumed all the games would just be ones that were on Vita, but I’m pretty sure Tekken 3 wasn’t one of them, which again is promising.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Nice! If it had Wipeout 3 / 2097 on there, I’d probably get one, although I guess music licensing makes that unlikely. Interesting (and promising) that RR Type 4 and Tekken 3 are on there given that they aren’t first party games.
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    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    No problem. Sorry for my gamergate comment, it wasn't a particularly mature or constructive thing to say.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    I can see him running out of ways to say "this scene as shot by Chris & Phil was wonderful, but we thought we'd go in another direction because..." pretty quickly.
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