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    Edge #318 out now

    My copy has finally arrived, yay! Its the shiny slime cover, and its so shiny that I'm not missing the subs cover at all. I liked the article on the Super NT, but it was missing one vital piece of information: how I'm supposed to justify it to the wife. Oddly, my copy of 319 landed the day after. I was going to post this in the 319 thread but the Double Dash hand-wringing has frightened me away. I'm in the odd situation where I've read the preview and review of GoW back to back. So, two copies of Edge to read. The subscription has been excellent for many years, but when it goes missing its a long wait. I guess you could say its a bit of a double-edged sword yeeeaaahhhh.
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    Edge #318 out now

    My copy hasn’t arrived either, replacement on the way. Only the second time that’s happened, been subscribing for years. The last time they replaced with a retail copy so it’s likely we’ll miss out on the subscribers cover. Eh. Shame. Both covers are nice though.
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    Currently playing...

    At the moment I'm playing Diddy Kong Racing on the N64. Well, i say 'playing', but all i'm really doing is going to the character selection screen and changing between the characters, whilst my 2 year old dances to the music.
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    Polybius. Jeff Minter's new game

    Who doesn’t enjoy pancakes? I have not had the pleasure of trying it in VR, although I’m told it is excellent, but I do have 3D support, so I gave that a go recently. It really is eye poppingly good. I’m not sure if it helps with the gameplay, but it does help get you in the zone quicker I reckon, and it just looks astonishing; the backgrounds in particular.
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    Gaming Magazines

    I’ve always thought Edge to be well written, it’s been consistent through the years. I, however, have not been so consistent. Early on I found it to be much too worthy and heavy, but later, as my interest in games started to broaden, I found it fascinating, and read it cover to cover. Lately, parental responsibility mean I can only dip into my subscription copy, and still haven’t read that epic Final Fantasy article (I will get round to it soon). I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you think a mag is duff, maybe you’re just not the target demographic anymore. Although who Games TM is aimed at, I’ll never know
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    Doctor Who

    I like it. A distinctive look without going over the top. I'd have a different t-shirt every episode, though.
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    Nintendo DS Appreciation Thread

    Well it didn't on my copy, and I tried every button, twice, which is why I had to yell 'OBJECTION!' on a packed London Underground train, like an absolute twat.
  8. "I'm keeping this retro console and games because my children may want to experience the history of gaming in an authentic way". Also fits in with "Yes, i'm still a gamer. OK, I only game for 15 minutes a day, usually last thing at night, when I'm so tired that the simplest puzzle or slightest reaction test is to much for me, but I'm still a gamer!"
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    The Greatest Games Systems Of All Time

    Dreamcast (10) Amiga (9) PC (8) N64 (7) Gamecube (6) Wii U (5) Saturn (4) Xbox Original (3) PS2 (2) SNES (1)
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    Your Most Played & Favourite Console...

    For me, its the Megadrive. I have a soft spot for the Dreamcast, surely the most magical of machines, and am proud of my N64 and SNES and my small collection of stone cold classic carts. I really like the Saturn, too, and its unusual feel. But the Megadrive was the console I had in university; i bought one second hand just on a whim, and people just started bringing games in. 'Oh, i used to have one of those' they'd say. Four player games of Madden (94 i think it was), Bomberman, Micro Machines and Super Off-Road Racing, competitive Street Fighter 2 with a guy who was an even match for me, Sensible Soccer with my Zipstick, the girls in the flat letting off steam in Streets of Rage 2. Someone saying 'here, try this its ace' and playing Shining Force 2 for ages. List the games and its beaten by the other consoles. But because of time and place, its my favourite. Best impulse buy I've ever made.
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    Your Favourite Game Pad (or other controllers)

    Growing up with the Commodore Amiga, I was very attached to the Zipstick: I take this over the stiff, hand-ache inducing Competition Pro any day. To this day, I find it impossible to play Sensible Soccer any other way. Could use it on a Megadrive, too (only one button, mind). On my old PC, I used to play the original 2D Grand Theft Auto, and used this little beauty: Saitek Megapad The d-pad had a lovely clickly action, just felt high quality for a 3rd party. As for more modern machines, although really its a 360 pad that I've used the most (and still use on PC), this comes a close second: My first wireless controller. Sure, it didn't have rumble, but man it felt good having no wire.
  12. Well this looks lovely. My sister asked me what i wanted for my birthday, so I've asked for this. Thanks!
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    Amiibo by Nintendo

    Zeldo BotW back in stock at nintendo: https://store.nintendo.co.uk/amiibo/zelda-amiibo-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-collection/11396527.html
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    Post Your Gaming Setups

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