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  1. Really good advice that someone gave me in this thread when I started out was to focus on the main story. It's a very lengthy game and there's a LOT of side content but it can be safely left till the endgame (such as it is) or just done as you naturally stumble across it in the wilds. I found it to be a beautifully balanced game playing on hard difficulty, which is in stark contrast to most open-world games that have you thundering around like Zeus from about halfway through the game usually. So don't be too worried about losing out on valuable XP/items if you're not diligently clearing every
  2. 13 minutes of Scorn gameplay on Series X. Reminds me of Alien Trilogy on PS1 and I don't mean that in a good way... They've done a decent job of ripping off capturing the HR Giger aesthetic though.
  3. Maybe, but I get the impression that the tentatively titled 'Lightfall' expansion is going to provide a conclusion of some sorts to the whole Traveller/Darkness cycle. I can foresee some dramatic finale there before some sort of universe reboot and the emergence of a new uber-threat that provides a convenient excuse for Bungie to press a massive reset button, sunset absolutely everything and come out with a de facto next-gen only Destiny 3, even though it won't be called that. Or maybe in 5 year's time we'll still be using Whisper and Riskrunner to grind out bounties fighting Falle
  4. Dammit, was expecting next-gen versions to launch alongside Beyond Light. Sat there with a shiny new console and being able to finally play Destiny at 60fps in the new expansion was something I was really looking forward to. Ah well.
  5. Will be really interesting to see if and how the tone changes now that Dan Houser and Lazlow are no longer there as they really were the head honchos of the writing team. I think it was Dan Houser who said that parodying and satirising the present-day US was a bit pointless because it’s become so extreme and polarised under Trump that it seems like fiction itself. That suggested to me that they were looking at something a little different for GTA6. No idea of the legitimacy of this supposed leak but I could well believe it. Would be great for the series to stretch beyond t
  6. I think that's more a reflection of the fact that it's essentially running on a PS4 engine and the dev isn't renowned for being particularly strong from a technical perspective. It's not really reflective of the power of the machines, rather the coding talent of the devs. Something like AC Valhalla will be a better overall indication of cross-gen performance and that runs at 4k/60 on Series X, albeit we don't yet know how well.
  7. Sounds like an absolute shitshow to me. Glad I bought from MS direct as that was a completely painless process (assuming they deliver on time).
  8. This thread is absolute gold. Literally pissing your pants over Golden Axe, £1 jars of chilli sauce at midnight in Asda and teaching oneself Japanese just by looking at the symbols repeatedly. What a bunch of reprobates we all are. Closest I can come is probably buying an OG Xbox from Dixons via some absolutely terrible credit deal that haunted my bank account throughout uni as it took about 5 fucking years to pay it off. Initially I was rejected as I had zero credit rating at that age but the manager of the Dixons got on the blower and evidently arranged something with a relative
  9. Looks like the digital edition is available to pre-order from Game right now: https://www.game.co.uk/en/playstation-5-digital-edition-hd-camera-2836753 edit: out of stock
  10. Yeah I've tried that and a Switch Pro Controller too but although the laptop picks them up fine neither are recognised by BlueStacks. Seems it has to be an Xbox One controller or nothing. Ah well, just means I'll have to wait a month until I get some GamePass goodness in my life.
  11. This works great apart from the fact that I can’t get a PS4 controller to work on it as DS4Windows apes it as a 360 controller, which it doesn’t recognise. Was hoping to have a sneak preview of Game Pass stuff before my Series S arrives in November but no dice.
  12. PS4 by a country mile. Best console I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned most of them. The tentpole Sony first-party exclusives are right up my alley and they’ve been absolutely spectacular this gen. You’re seeing the fruits of a decade or more of investment and trust in those studios and they’ve pretty much all matured into industry leaders for the type of games they make. Can’t begin to imagine what they’re going to do with the PS5 but it’s likely to be extraordinary. A steady stream of brilliant third-party games and a huge range of inventive and delightful indie games too
  13. I'll help you out. PSN: pinholestar1 I'm in all weekend so let me know when's best for you and I'll jump on.
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