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  1. My Christmas game was going to be Celeste (got to the 4th stage which is snowy so would have been perfect), but my PC decided to start randomly resetting. Did a few of the usual fixes but no luck, so decided to leave that to another day (or year). Normally I’d be stressed by this, but instead I just rolled my eyes and added it to the list. So, dusted off the PS4 and found myself playing Resogun and a tiny bit of The Last Guardian before succumbing to a nap, then dusted off the 360 and played some Guwange and some, er, Zuma. All that dust has irritated my eyes, and the PC is doing my head i
  2. The cover feels nice, too, it’s quite tactile. /feels cover mmm.
  3. Yup, checked and it’s a DualShock. Worth checking though. Looking online, one comment suggested the rumble is so light that you can’t feel it. Anyway, never mind, I’m still glad I have it.
  4. I have OutRun Online Arcade downloaded for the PS3, and whilst it is absolutely beautiful, it doesn't seem to have any rumble, something which really adds to the game and feels missing. Wish I'd bought it on 360. My Xbox original games seem to struggle on my 360. The first game plays, but has framerate problems, and the second game (Coast to Coast) has horrific loading times, so much so there's obviously a problem there. I end up plugging in my Xbox Original when I want to play them. If anything, the rumble is actually too powerful. Anyway, my 360 has had a new lease
  5. I was 12 in 1987, and the only game I had eyes for was released the year before: However, being a city boy, the only time I got to play this was during the summer holidays, when we'd spend a week in a static caravan by the sea. And as Jake Gyllenhaal says in Brokeback Mountain, a couple of high altitude fucks once or twice a year just isn't enough. It's interesting that the age we're looking at is 12. We've recently changed schools, so our world perspective should be wider, more contact with other kids who play games, and yet at 12 you may have very little
  6. This is pretty much exactly what I remember. The Dreamcast was out, a really cute machine with a host of novel games, but no-one in the mass-market was interested - the PS2 had already won before it even launched. It's like they only had eyes for the PS2; the Dreamcast wasn't even an option. It was so comprehensive, my gut feeling is even a DVD drive would have made little difference. As for bearing a grudge...I remember seeing a PS2 pod in the Virgin Megastore. At the time my I could feel my anger building at how everyone was so focused on the PS2, with its launch lineup of crap,
  7. Yeah, I remember weirdness like that with older versions. I'm guessing the restart point is done on points scored, rather than number of lives. Hopefully someone who knows what they're talking about will answer.
  8. Not sure; but try tilting the controller the opposite way that you want to go. Not sure if it’s deliberately unintuitive...that would be weird, right?
  9. I was quite disappointed by this issue's Chillout Games advert. Usually they have at least one title advertised at a ridiculous price that's still way below market value, but nothing this time. Oh well. Thankfully the rest of the magazine is excellent. I particularly liked the rainbow effect on the pages as you flick through. Nice touch. Edge could of just skipped the issue, but instead they've done something to help. Well done.
  10. For goodness sake. The console has a handle on it, there's no excuse.
  11. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F280463068429 would this work?
  12. Used to love this back in its day (playing it in the Yohan Plaza in Colindale, London, when I should have been in sixth form). Got decent at it, but never really mastered it. When I got the Dreamcast version (JP), I remember plugging in the wheel and getting the same feeling for control as the arcade (never really tried it with the joypad), but it only felt like half a game - it was great to try the time trials and race for 1st, and practice the crazy expert course, but the game really came alive when there were eight cabs linked together. Unlike 8 player Virtua Racin
  13. I gave a couple of pinball tables a go (Addams Family I think?). I could have just played that all day. I’m crap at them, mind. Also had my first ever VR experience, playing Dirt Rally and Gran Turismo. I just played as many different games as possible. Was quite overwhelming. @Gord yes, I’m saying it wrong. Old habit.
  14. So I went last weekend to the Bury arcade. Its a ridiculously long journey from London; took about 4 hours one way, door to door. Still, i got to spend almost 6 hours in the arcade, so the journey was worth it, just as a one-off. First, the bad: its advertised as 3 floors, but I'd prefer it if they stated 'two floors of arcades'. Of course, some of the arcades were faulty, but unfortunately they were my favourites (Daytona unplayable, Outrun very muddy, and both Chase HQ and Outrun didn't have spring loaded steering wheels). Now, the good. It was amazing. Mad Japane
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