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    PlayStation VR

    Apollo... 3?! Assuming you mean Apollo 11 ;-) I got this as it was cheap and I like a bit of spacey stuff. I'd say it's worth it at that price. The graphics are somewhat low-poly, which hurts it a bit, and it has flat textures in a lot of places. What it does well is a sense of scale (you stand beside the rocket and look up for example) and giving you a real feeling of how it must have been like - which for this type of software you have to consider it job done. Quite something to be standing in the little capsule and looking at all the controls, then craning your neck to look out the window and see the Earth. What it does really well is to use the actual audio from the mission, and play it at the appropriate points. There is interactivity, you get to try to docking and landing. You also get to walk around on the moon - again low poly graphics hurt it a bit, but it really does give you a sense of what it was like to be there, in a way that you just couldn't get in any other form.
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    Modern Retro Handheld Game Players

    Are there any half-decent neo-retro consoles that play original GBA cartridges? My kid has got into retro stuff and wants to play some of my old games. He only really dips in and out of them, so the quality doesn't have to be amazing, but a backlight is a must, obviously. I'm thinking of some sort of equivalent of the GB Boy for GBA.
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    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    Far Harbor was pretty good though. Seemed like they had learnt from some of their mistakes in the main game.
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    Playstation Vita

    How long did you leave it on the charger for? It needs to be a surprisingly long time if you have let the battery totally discharge.
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    Nintendo Switch

    According to EG, the cable is legit https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-marseille-mcable-gaming-edition-review But I have to concur it is nowhere near worth that money
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    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    Sounds like there is nothing much here for solo players. That RPS video where they describe a detective quest as starting in a terminal in a funfair, sending you to a terminal in a post office, then finally to a terminal in the perpetrators home where you read his confession is just the most depressing reduction of the questing system to its barest bones. Their radiant quests have always been like that, but now that seems to be all there is.
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    Digitiser:The Show: Episode 2 out now!

    Well, to be fair, anyone playing Rocket League for the first time is going to be similar. He did well to even hit the ball!
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    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    This just sounds so much like the kind of tacked-on multiplayer mode that you would find deep in the menus of Fallout 4, and which you would play once and forget about forever.
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    What's really amazing to me is how, for Journey mode, in terms of gameplay speed is literally the only variable they have to play with. The fact that each theme seems so fresh just shows what amazing alchemy is going on with the audiovisuals.
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    Playstation Vita

    I guess those were different people
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    Playstation Vita

    It has all the indie stuff that people go ga-ga about on the Switch, but slagged off the Vita for. C'est la vie! Though even the indies are drying up now. There's still an absolute lifetimes worth of great games on it though.
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    PlayStation VR

    Yeah, no worries. I did a search and realised there are system settings menus to calibrate VR tracking stuff, maybe I need to go through them properly. I'll give that a go.
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    PlayStation VR

    The Moves are great in Rush of Blood, you've got your usual janky game arms but they are somehow YOUR arms. On that subject, why do the Moves keep showing that impossible to pass calibration screen when I turn them on? It tells you to remove all other light sources and put the orb into the circle, but you have to get ridiculously close for it to match, and it doesn't seem to register anyway. I just have to press O to back out, and it seems to work anyway. What's the 'proper' way of doing it?
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Gee, thanks, lol. I don't use the phone app, so whether it's moot to you or not is neither here nor there. Listen. the fact you guys aren't jazzed about YT on Switch doesn't bother me. And I could even understand the argument that they shouldn't have wasted time on it (not that I agreed, but I could understand it). I just find it amusing that the begrudgery continues even AFTER it is here!
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    Playstation Vita

    As far as Remote Play goes, it works well if you use wired Ethernet, not so much otherwise. It's even better on the Vita TV as that can be wired as well, and allows you to sync an actual dualshock and have all the buttons!
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    A very compelling argument. Why ask for more from a device, when you could settle for less? I gratefully accept your olive branch that having other people watch YT on the Switch is not necessarily a bad thing, mind. Personally I would like to think this has come about due to their charging for online, and frankly hope to see more of it (media apps, not charging!!) So yah boo sucks to you sir! :-)
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Just be glad you appear to be getting away with appropriating a trademark! ;-)
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    Dave Perry is back...

    Yep, totally over it.
  19. I was going to make a joke, but I thought a bit more and given the Switch version is especially geared for multiplayer this does seem a bit off that this is no two drum version. Drummer against button player is going to be totally off. (And kind of ironic that the PS4 version is more geared to single player yet has a shit drum).
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    Dave Perry is back...

    So the premise of that whole video is to lay out the direction of the show, whether he should reminisce over his gaming tat (sort of sounds vaguely interesting) or play the SM64 level again (doesn't), like that's some major decision. Like why not do both? He might get material for TWO ten minute episodes that way!
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Have they given up on that whole "instant play" thing? Was so impressive at the start of the gen when you could play a game pretty much straight away from disc, even as it installed. A real differentiator from the Bone. A shame if they have given up on that, and on a first party title no less!
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    There's a demo, you can give it a try. Buttons are fine, but make the easier difficulties too easy, and paradoxically makes the harder ones impossible ;-) Swinging the joycons didn't do it for me at all. I mean, it worked, but didn't seem satisfying. But do try it, you might fare better.
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    The music integration is incredible. At the start I was thinking "Hmm, Tetris with trippy effects and music, so what?" but I was blown away with how well it pulls it together. It gives you the illusion that you are creating the music by clearing the lines, so that you come away with the impression of somehow having played a rhythm game as much as Tetris. Don't quite get Zone either, but I think it slows the game and any lines you get in the mode also eat a line off the bottom at the end so it allows you to clear a lot of space if you can time it to trigger it at the right point.
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    New people: say hello here, let us know how you found rllmuk!

    It's clippa. He is drawn to the shmups thread like a moth to a flame as the only place on the internet he ever received validation. Alas he cannot keep a lid on the digital vandalism of all the other threads.
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