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  1. I keep coming back to this for the odd few races here and there, but I'm not sure why... Another baffling thing: When you enter a tournament in the campaign mode you can replay all the races as many times as you want, until you do the final race, which locks down the tournament score. But... why? Why not let you just replay all the races, or go full old-school PS1 era and make you play through all the races in one sitting and commit to your results. Why this fudged-in between. I can't tell if it's a deliberate decision or a mistake in the game logic. And then once you've finished there's no indication of where you came in the tournament, no medals or anything like that just a counter for how many times you've finished each tournament - which is information I don't think I've ever wanted or needed in a game like this. Why? Also where you need to finish in a tournament to unlock the next changes from tournament to tournament, sometimes you need to come in the top three, but sometimes you only need to come sixth, as if they realised the balance was all over the place and couldn't be bothered to fix it. Why!? Also you can't fire a missile going up hill in the battle arenas - it will just plough in to the floor, even though you can fire up hill on much steeper slopes in the races. Why!? ... Maybe this is frog fractions 3.
  2. The real question is why haven't they given Christoph Waltz a massive CGI forehead and chin?
  3. matt0

    Sleaziest film ever made

    A friend in school told me about that one but I'd just assumed he'd made it all up!
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    Recommend me 'git gud' games!

    That's not really the full story. High level play on Quake 3 / Live and I'm guessing Champions (never played it) is dependant on physics exploits. Some people love it and think it's the highest form of skill based shooter gameplay, I can't deny it has a "seeing the Matrix" quality to it, but it's a very acquired taste.
  5. I've got the EX2 and some form of ancient 360 HRAP. The HRAP was indeed a bit crap for the money and I only bought it in the first place because the first run of Madcatz TE sticks were sold out everywhere. But the EX2 was a superb budget stick, especially for shmups and Virtua Tennis!
  6. The action of creating the video, coming up with the title and posting it to youtube doesn't happen in the game. Arthur doesn't sit down in a steam powered internet cafe and post it on ye' olde' youtube. We're talking about something someone did in the real world.
  7. The way I see it this is creating specifically racist and sexist content in an attempt profit from it. I think you'd have to be incredibly naive to think that isn't what is happening here. There are dimensions to this. For example, capturing footage of yourself beating up the suffragette character and putting it on youtube without explanation looks dodgy, but the intent behind it wouldn't necessarily be clear. But then framing it with inflammatory language tells you all you need to know. As for the idea that someone can do this cynically and that doesn't make them racist / sexist, that doesn't hold any weight for me, it's an inherently racist / sexist thing to do.
  8. Just had a quick go on the Xbox One version of this. There's a fair bit of late 90s / early 00s magic to it. Only 30fps on Xbox One, which is a bit disappointing. Good sense of speed, nice sense of scale (which really sells the arcing missile trails) but dull scenery. It's a bit shonky presentation wise and a bit buggy (getting jammed in between scenery and falling out of the level etc.). Maybe having some menus use the A button to select and some menus use the Y button (Y!!) is a call back to a time when nobody did proper UI. Also the tournament tiers are arranged vertically but you switch between them using RB and LB - which just feels a bit shit. Definitely worth a look if you've got game pass but nothing earth shattering.
  9. I wonder how many of the "fans" losing their shit over this were also involved in the collective tantrum about Diablo 3 being slightly less brown than Diablo 2. Stuff like this mystifies me. I can understand feeling a connection or an affinity to a company like Blizzard, but how do you get to adulthood without being able to recognise or rationalise the possibility that company might change direction and/or do something you don't like. Surely you get this stuff out of your system as a teenager when your favourite band changes direction, or TV show jumps the shark, etc.?
  10. I used your guide back in the day! The EX2 auto-detects in Windows 10 now. My Madcats SF4 fight pad does too, which was actually a terrible pad for playing Street Fighter but a good one for old 8/16 bit action games. Not tried my old original HRAP 360 stick yet but I'm guessing that will auto-detect too.
  11. There was a contingent of Diablo fans (probably a very close overlap) who lost their shit when Blizzard announced they were bringing Diablo 3 to consoles for similar bullshit reasons. Just people who want everything to be made specifically for them all the time basically.
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    Recommended Family Games

    I tried Codenames at Christmas, we had my mum and dad on one team and me and my girlfriend on the other. My dad refused to bet more than 1 point per round. Even when I said "Dad, you need more than one point this round or you're going to lose, there's nothing to gain by playing it safe." He furrowed his brow for a moment and then announced "one".
  13. Fortnite Battlepass is a bit off. You're essentially buying an obligation to play the game.
  14. Weirdly enough PC engine games were being steadily released on the Wii U European virtual console up until February this year. Except for those Ubisoft dancing games they were the last legit releases on the system. (there's still a trickle of z-grade indie stuff)
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    The Best Videogame Player In The World

    I'm surprised people are being so dismissive of this, imagine the betting opportunities: Chance of Squall turning out to be Icycalm - evens. Chance of his tournament ever taking place - 20 to 1.
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