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  1. SozzlyJoe

    Nintendo Switch

    I've just got an email from them advertising FIFA 19 inviting me to pre-order and that says the money comes out straight away (or rather, 'upon purchase', but I assume that means the same thing). It says you can pre-load it, didn't realise Switch allowed that. I guess that is about the only sensible reason for pre-ordering?
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    Nintendo Switch

    They have form for this. They originally restricted the Wii's Classic Controller to VC games, before relaxing the rules. I believe there were a few releases that could have made use of it were forced to use the dreadful sideways Wii Remote instead. (Just Googled and the most notable was Metal Slug Anthology. "Lack of Classic Controller support on Wii is insane." as one Gamefaqs poster puts it.)
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    Nintendo Switch

    You guys are having a laugh. Been spending my gaming time this month dipping into my ridiculously humongous PS+ backlog and playing through Rime, Batman, Mad Max, Destiny 2 and God of War 3 Remastered, but oh no, can't wait for Ice Climbers. I mean, I will never have time to play all my PS+ games. But I am not arguing that I want a lesser service off the back of that.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Yes, Yoku's is lovely. Meanwhile Nintendo have lowered their breeches and unloaded an absolute torrent of shite on to the eshop. Fabulously snarky write up from EG here https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-09-13-24-games-launched-on-nintendo-eshop-today To be fair some good stuff (that you already own on other platforms) has been released also.
  5. I mean, there are no cons, surely. The only cons are that it could be used as an excuse to not allow local save backup. The only argument in the other thread is about how necessary it is ever going to be in practice, or how upset you would be if actually lost all your saves anyway? Which is a weird position as a defense of Nintendo's pay-for online service, that one of its few headline features is borderline unnecessary.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Did you try the calibration, or that squirting air fix? If that does not fix it, your options are 1. Warranty replacement 2. DIY stick replacement (not too hard, should cost under a tenner) 3. Out-of-warranty Nintendo repair (£30) 4. Buy a new one (£40)
  7. Fair enough, don't want to hash your buzz. You can tell us all about it!
  8. Be strong. These will get deep, deep discounts in sales down the road. I got P4DAN for a few quid in a sale, and I think it was back on for cheaper since.
  9. Paradoxically, I feel the idea of your choices having real input to the game's end state is something that is being pushed forward by other genres much more than these narrative games. Look at some like Deus Ex or Dishonored, where your decisions become manifested through your play style, not "now choose ending A or B" as the first LiS bathetically boiled down to. And while gimmicky, even Far Cry throws in the possibility for the most astonishing curve-ball endings. And don't get me started on the Tell Tale games, where you don't even get to choose an ending half the time because there only is one, and all that changes is who is dead or alive. (Props on the other hand to David Cage and Heavy Rain - no matter what you think of him as a writer that game had the whole gamut of possible endings.) OTOH, I did read a good defence of the TellTale style of game, where by driving your character through hundreds of choices that are in themselves meaningless, you still manage to build a mental map of the characters and story that could be totally different to someone else who had played the same game. Your journey really was unique in that sense. I can see some truth in that, and it is probably why I still enjoy them.
  10. Ah right. I see (I think). My memory is hazy on the matter, but I think you launch each game from the dashboard directly, there's no PS Now front-end as such. That's probably why they appear in the search like that. But yeah, it'd be nice if they were all included in PS+.
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    Motherland (BBC 2, Tuesday at 10pm)

    I love how it perfectly captures all the little passive-aggressive interactions that happen in families. My favourite was where her useless in-laws came to 'help' and she took them all out to a restaurant called "Only Fish" or something like that and the mother-in-law reveals, whilst sat at the table, that she doesn't like fish. "Why didn't you say?" Well, I didn't want to be a bother." Like, making sure to draw attention to how she put herself out to be helpful whilst doing the opposite.. just fantastically observed.
  12. It was a bit hard to parse. You accidentally subscribed to PS+ instead of PS Now, thinking you would get Fighting Vipers, which is only on PS Now? PS Now has a free trial, by the way. You can still get a few goes in. You do know it's a streaming service though?
  13. Well, I'm saying one of the benefits of episodic gaming is that you get to buy the episodes one at a time if you want. If they have removed this, then they have removed a benefit. That's all.
  14. Well, if it is true you can only buy the whole thing as a job lot, well done to them for wiping out one of the few advantages that episodic gaming actually had.
  15. It did, I checked my PSN emails and I bought episode one for £4.99, then a pack of episode 2 and 3 for £9.99. Huh. Didn't realise at the time I was getting a 'reverse discount' on buying 2 and 3 together. What a crock.
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    Pinball Games - Pinball FX, Pinball Arcade, etc

    Has to be said Zen are so far ahead of Pinball Arcade in terms of UI it's not funny. How hard is it to do a menu, FFS. I am a bit worried as to how many of their gimmicks they shoe-horn in to the tables, levelling up pinballs was rather a step too far for me. As an aside, how do you play Pinball FX3 in portrait mode on PC? There was a strange option to request a one-off code to enable cabinet mode that seemed to allow it, then Zen support contacted me and asked me to send them a photo of my monitor before I could get the code, and I kind of backed off at that point as it seems a bit bonkers. I cannot believe there is not an easier way, is there?
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    Yoku's Island Express

    OK, this being obviously a clue, I was spurred to Google the answer and it seems to rely on something else I didn't even know you could do, namely so I am not disabused of my notion that parts of the game are somewhat obscure! I still highly recommend it though, the main quest path is doable enough.
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    Destiny 2: Forsaken. No raid spoilers please.

    OK, thanks guys. I was somewhat confused as the actual game logo itself is "Destiny 2 Forsaken" which made it look like I would have everything. I did think it odd they would be quite so generous! Musn't grumble though, it's a great PS+ freebie.
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    Yoku's Island Express

    I thought it was short and sweet, didn't outstay it's welcome. It maybe didn't develop the pinball as much as it could have (though the 'multiball' stuff was a good step), but fine for what it was. I do agree about some of the stuff being too obtuse. I tried to deliver a parcel and got told I needed a bee suit. WTF? Maybe I wasn't paying attention to something, but balls to idea of scouring the entirety of the map for some random collectable! So I think I'll call it a day at beating the final boss and not bother with any post game stuff.
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    Destiny 2: Forsaken. No raid spoilers please.

    Sorry to butt in with ultra-newbie stuff, but I just got this via PS+, and I am confused as to how much I have. Was there any previous paid DLC, and is it included? Is the new stuff paid? (I did try Googling this, but that irritating thing happens where the top results are all SEO bait from the likes of the fucking Daily Express)
  21. His posts were reported, yes. This is his 13th consecutive ban for spamming nonsense, by the way. He knows the score.
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    Into the Breach - #perfectforswitch

    BTW, there seemed to be quite a lot of useful chat in the old thread, so I merged them. Hopefully it hasn't gone horrible wrong.
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    Into the Breach - #perfectforswitch

    Looks great! This sentence confounded me though "your mech pilot can travel back in time with the experience points he's collected and start again. This bares a passing similarity to roguelikes, but the levels are not randomised." Allowing a do-over like this is the polar opposite of a roguelike, or am I missing something? (FTL was very much a roguelike, so wondering how far they have taken it with this game.)
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    Joker origin film - Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed

    Film makers seem to be of the misapprehension that origin stories are the real meat and potatoes of superhero stories, but I find they are usually deeply stupid and the kind of thing you need to handwave away with a few sentences of exposition, not spend an entire film exploring and revealing the essential ludicrousness of people sewing their costumes, or trying to explain how random 'chemicals' give you super powers, or Toby Maguire waking up to find he is jizzing out his elbows for some reason.

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