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    Hob - Out on Switch Thursday

    I'm really enjoying it. Have found things a little confusing thanks to the ever changing geography and odd auto-load (if you quit out and select 'continue' it puts you back to the checkpoint at the start pf the region, rather than the one you last saved as - you can counter this by selecting 'load' instead, something I found out too late). But, yeah - very strong hints of Ico for me, albeit with less holding hands.
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    Trials Rising

    I'm really enjoying it - it's rough around the edges has slowdown in places, but it's very playable. I've been playing it exclusively in handheld mode and finding it fine.
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    Trials Rising

    Add me: I'm simonbyron on Ubisoft Club and I'm shit at Trials.
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    New Star Manager

    I agree with everyone who thinks this is brilliant. I've loads to play on my Switch at the moment, but this is all I'm playing. A return to form.
  5. This *needs* either mid level checkpoints or manual saves. Failing 3.3. after 40 mins time after time is not fun at all. I've moved over to West of Loathing until they patch that option in (and, no, I don't want to turn the difficulty down).
  6. For anyone on the fence about these things - I just looked at DHP's machine there and it's such a thing of beauty his photo me envious... despite the fact I own exactly the same thing. I don't suppose there are Powerbanks that'll offer a full charge, are there? I would love to make it truly portable.
  7. That's the main issue - the YouTube video deviates just for the installation of the screen, which slots in rather than being held by screws. It's a little fiddly - my advice would be to make sure you know where it's going before you take the protective wrapping off all the bits. Also affixing the ribbon cable at the end is a bit of a leap of faith - it pushes in quite firmly into the back of the screen but is secured to the driver by a fragile clip which you need to lift up with a finger nail. I snapped mine, but actually the ribbon stays in place fine. Just means I can't vigorously shake if if I want to, which I don't. But if I can do it, anyone can.
  8. It was ultimately fine. There are a couple of fiddly bits, but the YouTube video's pretty straight forward. The hassle was worth it, though - I definitely value it more having sworn at the thing a few times.
  9. You can, yep: £100 https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/picade-10-inch-display-upgrade-kit
  10. Well after much hassle, I have it up and running. Am waiting on an "official" power supply which will hopefully sort out the screen turning itself on and off, and then need to find a way to permanently fix the ribbon cable to the drive (the small clip broke). But I got there in the end, I think. Lovely little thing, assuming the software setup goes smoothly (the hat wasn't being recognised initially by Emulation Station, then in MAME - but got there in the end). The top of the image is clipped by the cardboard insert - I'm hoping I can find a way to knock down the v-scale on the Pi rather than pull the whole thing apart again, but hey)
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    Nintendo Switch

    I'm buying this for the reasons above. I've *never* finished any of them and was always impressed at the progress the Bigger Boys made (Boscombe Pier was where ours was).
  12. So I built mine last night. The instructional YT vids don't cover the 10 inch screen, so spent about 40 mins being confused. Anyway, the clip holding the ribbon into the screen and driver seems loose, annoyingly. Will do some tinkering at the weekend, but at the moment here's mine with the display not working
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Nathan has likely played further than I have.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    It's been a long time since I played an Advance Wars, so take this with a pinch, but Tiny Metal is fine. It oddly looks like it shipped with the QA settings still on - text whizzes past, battles fly by, but adjust the to slow things down a bit and it's not bad at all. It has a terrible, convoluted story, but ignore that and (as far as I remember) it introduces a couple of new things to the genre: focus fire and assault. Focus lets you gang up on one unit, which can be helpful if you have a couple under powered; and assault lets you push the target back a space - at the expense of them firing first. It's rough around the edges, but I was pleasantly surprised. Gets a 7/10 from me.
  15. Right, I have a 10" one arriving tomorrow. I *think* I'll stick to old arcade games rather than going for consoles - I do remember RetroPie being a ballache when I've tried to set things up before, so maybe if I narrow my scope it will all work fine.
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