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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Certainly on PlayStation it'll pre-download the updates too, (it depends when they tick "release" on the patch - but I can't imagine any reason why they wouldn't have done that tomorrow) - Edit: they'll want any reviewers playing the latest and greatest.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Yeah, I've got a feeling they are going to be quite tight on the street date all over retail. I think Friday morning is as about as good as it'll get in most cases, even off the likes of ShopTo who regularly get stuff to you early.
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    Best short games

    I always go through PSN profiles for "short games" (a platinum in a week? that's pretty short!)
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    Best short games

    (For balance) I hated Virginia and Rime Good stuff (all the other suggestions) Gorogoa What remains of Edith Finch Tacoma The Witness Dear Esther Everybody's gone to the rapture (Split opinions a lot this one - I enjoyed it weirdly) AER Memories of Old Last day of June The beginners Guide Stanley Parable Her Story Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery Brothers (Interactive Fiction: 9to5) As everyone else has said though, Inside is a masterpiece
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    Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    I'm playing it on "Normal" - so maybe that is a problem, fair do's.. I dunno what it is about the inventory / upgrade system that urked me so much, i think they just had to call everything by some random name just to obfuscate it a lot more than it needed to be.
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    Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    I don't know if I got a bit obsessive compulsive over it, but it all just felt completely unnecessary, "oh every other game has it, so we've got to do something similar". I really wish they'd have given me all the cool moves straight off the bat, and just told a great story over the time. None of the unlocked skill moves (as far as I got, which is admittedly not very far) had any real noticeable impact, and going through all the faff of upgrading my battle axe for 9% extra damage just made absolutely no perceivable difference to how I played, or how much I cared about anything.
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    Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    God of War See? YOU SEE? this is what happens when you delay playing a game after a couple of months after the release / launch day hype. After an initially quite cool opening, this game just spirals into being absolutely mundane pretty quickly. It has the most impenetrable user interface / upgrade / skill tree / weapon interface I've ever encountered in any game, with endless tutorial and hint text's explaining "no honest this will be really good!" when you don't actually have any materials, don't really seem to be finding any and don't really care because the combat is so boring and easy it hardly matters. I got to the bit where I was pushing around some bridge to go and visit the nine realms of doo-berry-whatsit and I just fell asleep thinking "god this is dull" - the idea of spending my time wandering around 9 more worlds of this going from set-piece-to-set-piece with loads of dull combat in between just made me think this isn't for me. The most mad thing is that people actually compare this to Naughty Dog's output, like there's even a remote comparison. It's not even on the same ball-park, no amount of super hero set pieces will ever convince me this is any good. Next.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Sort of, Wipeout has one package, which contains special textures that only load if you're in 4k mode. So every one of these textures is duplicated on the disk. Edit: I'd imagine RDR2 is doing the same. 1 global file is much easier to manage during submission etc. Edit2: RDR being so big means they probably have 4k/8k/16k textures for nearly everything, which is mental.
  9. Laser League is great local MP.. Genuinely ace.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Yeah I'm a dirty boomeranger game rental user... so I save myself a flipping fortune.. Just some games (read: RDR2, and maybe fallout76) I buy because I know I'll be playing them 6 months +
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    My god I've just done the same "you know what? I might go digital" -> to the PSN store... £59.99 Close Amazon 55 quid because I've paid for the fancy postage... knowing full well when my realistic brain kicks in, I'll downgrade the postage to free, oh the postage merri-go-round games are expensive nowadays eh?
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Airtable.com (or google sheets)
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Changing the sound track probably wouldn't be that difficult, but it'd most likely involve recompiling the game, which would be really really difficult nowadays. Or some sort of risky hack approach... depends how the files are stored... The cold storage stuff would be fine I'd expect, I'm really interested in this classic edition as it's intriguing what it'll be actually running, probably some sort of Emu and a rom.. very interesting though... Licensing is always the issue though, it's a nightmare... However they might be able to argue that this is "the original console" - and so their existing contracts are still absolutely valid for sale of those games... Or they could whack a load of money at it...
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    Biggest discrepancy in gaming - your opinion Vs everyone

    Me too, it's just boring. Sorry world, you're wrong.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    That's basically going to be the issue, The Prodigy - Firestarter - ridiculously, the prodigy don't have final say in their rights to this song any more, they actually sampled a specific noise off someone else who has the final yes/no rights to whether or not Firestarter can be used. Hence why it's not in Wipeout Omega Collection. <Sad smiley face> They might figure out a way of stripping the sound track of the dodgy ones, or maybe figure out some licensing loophole. (They could argue that this is the original platform perhaps...) *ramble ramble* Don't rule it out, just thinking out loud
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Sorry about missing out last night chaps, I was a bit knackered after the football. - Deffo on again next week though
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    Biggest discrepancy in gaming - your opinion Vs everyone

    I'd argue anyone who thinks the targeting comp is OP is very low skill. Easily countered with enough practise. Although the XBLA targeting computer does behave differently to ... (The pure a.k.a probably the "best" version was on the Saturn, it came as an easter-egg in Duke Nukem 3d (and it was called Death Tank Zwei))
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    Biggest discrepancy in gaming - your opinion Vs everyone

    Backwards compatibility is utterly irrelevant to my hardware purchasing decisions. Why the fuck everyone gets so bloody hung up on backwards compatibility as a thing is utterly beyond me.. Death Tank is the greatest game ever created by a human, Worms can get to fuck.
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Does it not have in-game chat with more people? Seems a bit limited at 8 players... weird. I'll maintain, I'd whip you all at Wipeout.. Alas.. it appears, I'm remarkably average at GT Sports. (Very good though, I had to leave because I was getting worse, not better due to concentration fatigue)
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    urk, i think I'm a D class driver.. mostly because I've not been online, I'm dead clean me, honest. use my indicators and everything.
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    I'll be on as soon as I can get my kids to bed, (so probably miss the first couple of races I'd expect) - I'm going to get so battered
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    Flashback 25th Anniversary Edition - Nintendo Switch

    blimey, my memory is terrible, (I bought it on the Amiga as a fully MAHOOSSIV box purchase) - to be fair, Delphine could do absolutely no wrong. (the CDPR of their day) - I almost cried with excitment watching the intro... ridiculous at the time. It's a pity I can't play old games nowadays without saying "it *can't* have been this bad.. it just can't have been" - I'm very probably not the target market ;D
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    Flashback 25th Anniversary Edition - Nintendo Switch

    yeah i absolutely agree.. it was probably £15.99 when it was originally released, as a "AAA" (of the time) game.
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    Flashback 25th Anniversary Edition - Nintendo Switch

    QFT, It's totally lazy and just pulling on the nostalgia strings of gamers. I guess if people buy it though, more and more people will do it. Wish more people would give remastered games a decent lick of paint and throw a few new options in there. Would be able to justify the asking price a bit more.
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