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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Still have this but after the initial 10 hours or so I spent on it back in February just couldn't get into it. Not sure why. Think I was enjoying it until I met Impa and then had to start working towards killing the guardians. I love the world that has been created but for some reason it just feels empty and dare I say it souless? It is hard describe but feels a bit like a GTA city.. full of things but very repetitve. I think its a bold move by Nintendo and I think in general its a good direction to go in because it frees it from the shackles of what has gone before but at the same time the charm of what has gone before - the maticulously crafted storytelling by the creators is lost and you are left to make your own stories. You are given a Zelda world as your playground and it is for you to follow your own path through to defeating the evil. I guess in essense Zelda has grown up and become a true RPG. I think rather than give up on this I will give it one last try to see it it can grip me and approach it as a fresh game without casting an eye back to what Zelda was.
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    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    Not officially out until the 16th though... Had the same... On Monday went down to snag a copy however there were none on the shelf... said they were not due until Thursday...
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    Anyone still playing this? Managed to get to level 31 playing a mixture of single player and online... During multiplayer anyway of working out which drivers are AI bots and which are real (other than Gamertags?). Sometimes the game seems to hang between sesions with a "waiting for other players" message appearing guessing its due to some real people dropping out and the game trying to find new players? Guessing with this game not doing so well and the fact that I have the XBox version (which will have probably sold less than PS4) the online is going to be fairly quiet.. which is a shame as its a great game to play. Had a few great battles "catching the zone"...
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    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    I think all the Edges were originally typed into a computer at some point... therefore sure they will be backed up. Also people will archive and scan the mags in too so I expect they'll never be lost. Just surprised Future itself isn't releasing early Edges in electronic form.
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    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    Only newsagent that seems to stock Edge these days is WHSmith. Always stuck me as odd the edge proclaiming the "Future of Interactive Entertainment" straplines etc on the mag and the very title "Edge" aluding to the fact the premise of the mag was to be on the bleeding edge of gaming technology ... they were then late to get a website - which was great for a while - then took it down along with the forum and focussed on print edition and digital versions of that print edition. I did enjoy the special interactive versions of Edge they produced for the iOS devices that were a bit more interactive than the regular digital copies of the mag. Guess they were too expensive to make for the volume they sold.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Silver was always free but a gold sub is (and always has) been a paid for service since it released on the original Xbox... its £40 per year but you can routinely find it for £30-35. MS have never increased the RRP price though it was £40 per year when it was released on the original Xbox. Its a great service though IMHO and I've been using it a fair while always been stable for me.
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Won't be able to make it tonight...Tuesday night is turning into a difficult one for me to game... :-\ Have a great night racing all!
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    Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service)

    Not sure how many people also play on 360 still - you need a gold sub to play online for that so maybe a fair few subbers still on that platform...
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    Nintendo Switch

    MS have always charged for Live.... Sony went from free online to charging when PS4 was released. TBH online on PS3 was a mixed experience and I don't think Sony would have had the nerve to charge for it!!! Don't think I ever played a game of Motostorm online back in the day without a network problem...and voice. Hmph. Hopefully Nintendo will use the subs to add extra features to the online system. Do have native voice yet or do you still have to use the app thing? £20 isn't bad TBH....
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    Let us celebrate Edge's 25th Anniversary

    Spent 8 years living and working in Malvern loved the place....
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    Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service)

    Good numbers for MS there....
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    True.... Hence my original thought on a anniversary console just a select few games. CDs are what 700MB in size? 8GB of memory is cheap enough these days (especially bought in volume) - so 10 single disc games would comfortably fit in 8GB. Think 10 games would probably be enough for something like this.
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Exactly.. or even make the thing the full size of the original PS just have the games embedded onto ROM (its cheap enough these days). Surprised Sony didn't do this TBH. Especially after the success Nintendo has had with the SNES and NES minis and it would be a great celebration of the success of the Playstation. Maybe they are waiting for the 25th anniversary or something (which scarily will be next year for the Japanese PS One release!!!).
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    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    Oh... wish Edge would do a 25th anniversary book or something .... A bit of the history of Edge, significant technologies and consoles. Significant reviews. Interviews with staff of years gone by and current staff etc etc. Just something to mark this landmark. Seems a bit somewhat deflating to just have a cover. For people that have this months magazine is there anything on Edges history or things like the above?
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    Let us celebrate Edge's 25th Anniversary

    So for all of us that have been around since Edge was released ... what are your standout moments in gaming developments? For me:- Seeing and playing Mario 64 for the first time. There was simply nothing like it at the time and it was a clear indication of the machines abilities and how to evolve the platformer game into a 3D space. Its easy to dismiss this now with all the super graphics in games these days but I still think the controls on this have not been bettered on any platformers since and it has so many little details. Oh and the whole game fit on a 8MB cartridge. Half Life 2 - Playing around with the physics in the game and the visuals - key standout moment in FPS type games for me. Xbox Live - First time a integrated online service was made available to consoles. Everything just worked, you got a headset bundled in with the Live pack it was a turnkey online gaming experience the defined how online gaming on consoles should work. This was further extended on the 360 - and things like achievement points and Gamerscore added. VR - In particular Oculus rift. Had my first experience of a full setup of this a couple of years ago. Admittedly it had all the sensors etc set up and the hand controllers etc the demos were simply amazing. Think the stand out ones for me were the dinosaur one where a T-Rex comes hurtling towards you down a corridor, being on the top of skyscraper walking around it and finally playing Project Cars with a wheel. Everything I imagined VR to be when I started reading Edge all those years ago.
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