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  1. Nintendo Switch Homebrew Thread

    If I can get Dodonpachi on it, I'll take the ban and happily ditch a hundred and fifty digital games.
  2. Nintendo Switch Homebrew Thread

    I bought a big motorbike and modded a lawnmower onto it but the fuckin cops bust my balls when I rid it onto the Lord Cricket Ground. So I said to them, "It's MY broom broom."
  3. God of War (2018) - Magni-ficent!

    So far, it's exceptionally refined but the gameplay feels more tried and tested (and satisfying with that) than innovative or surprising. In terms of production values it's certainly remarkable and slick but I'm not especially interested in cinematic gaming these days, so I'm a little bit disappointed that there's nothing mechanically which feels like a similar step forward (or any step forward). I can see where the work has gone, though, it's a fantastic and very polished experience.
  4. Gaming Podcasts

    I've never been able to tolerate more than a few minutes of the 'professional' podcasts, they are so transparently lacking in passion or personality or hardcore nerdery that C&R, TCGS, MidRes, JoyPod et al provide(d). I would love to be into Giant Bomb or IGN podcast or Idle Thumbs or whatever but they're boring as fuck. Quite possibly, it's a British vs American thing, too. Daft racist.
  5. Dark Souls 3

    Thats honestly the best move.
  6. God of War (2018) - Magni-ficent!

    This kind of handholding third person motion blur mega detail minimal interaction thing is so not my thing these days but this is spectacular so far. Combat is crunchy as fuck. Thumping. I'm more a fan of the stylised look than this PlayStation-y uncanny valley Uncharted/HZD waxy business but it does look fucking nice. Can't wait to sacrifice the little runt kid, presumably that's where it's going. That first proper boss fight was like moving through the gears. Hope it maintains this momentum.
  7. Dark Souls 3

    I downvoted you, just because you're wrong about the first game. The second was somehow dragged into a barely cohesive state but at least all of the lore reiterated the same theme in the vanilla game, and then they tidied it up even further with the Scholar rework and added extra bits of glue. The third game is a lore cluster fuck, and unsatisfying to me, but it's mechanically brilliant. The first game is details upon details both environmentally and in dialogue and reinforced by item descriptions. It was conceived as a perfect circle and while some geographical areas and enemy placements in the second half obviously haven't had the same care and time as the first half, conceptually, they're rock solid.
  8. Nintendo Switch

    Apart from Souls games, MGSV and Drive Club, there is nothing on the PS4 that I've played more than I've played even something like Splatoon 2, and I feel like I've hardly touched that. It's so easy to have a few rounds though and leave it for a fortnight and then dip back in for another quick session. Same with ARMS. I've played fifty hours but seldom more than half an hour at a time. Then you look at Isaac or Zelda and you're talking two or three hundred hours. I'm sure Gungeon will end up there, and Darkest Dungeon and loads more eventually.
  9. Neo Geo mini coming

    Fuck. I have bought about twenty NG games on the Switch. Probably could have got this sorry little bastard for half the price and triple the games. I suppose I would have one more box to hide.
  10. Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    ^ Admin: Please ban. (Really enjoying this ongoing torment.)
  11. Dark Souls has constant saving on the fly, which is another reason why it feels like everything matters.
  12. Direct question, direct answer: I don't like seeing anyone picked on and it's a little bit like shooting fish in a barrel with you sometimes, which makes me slightly uncomfortable. My gut impression (right or wrong) is that you deliberately post things that (you think) will go just enough against the grain to aggravate some folks. This (edit: I meant the Switch thread) is probably the most popular thread around and you do seem to post with a certain amount of schadenfreude and pessimism, which is unlikely to go down too well. I don't really blame anyone for being a bit prickly. That might not be a fair assessment but just wanted to be plain speaking since you asked. I like some of your posts though and find some of (what I perceive as) your trolling stuff to be knowingly absurd, which can be funny, e.g. Grade 5 Music. Anyway, as you were.
  13. Fuck, I was a bit hasty in quitting my job.
  14. ONRUSH - New Arcade Racer from Codies!

    Exciting stuff. Did you ever play Excite Truck on the Wii @elmo? That's what it's like in my head. Not got too long to wait, anyway!
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