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  1. Fucks me off that, for seemingly no reason, they're not just one app.
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    Xbox One backwards compatibility

    Are they just making these up?
  3. And as an example of what the power of Google can do, they've broken Google Home integration with many of these sorts of things for some reason (obscure security issue I think?) without a word of warning, choice in the matter or any explanation apart from you now hear "sorry, something went wrong, when you're ready give it another try" when you try asking it to turn on your TV. Fuck knows when, or if, they'll fix that one.
  4. No. It's not about twitch reflexes, this can and does happen with game streaming right now for any type of game. I gave up on playing AC:IV Black Flag over streaming (via Geforce Now, to a Shield TV) a few weeks ago precisely because it felt awful, the momentum of the character feeling like I was wrestling Kenway through treacle and him going all over the shop as I kept trying to overcorrect. It might and can work pretty well given optimal conditions, but even then it can be variable; I played a chunk of Crackdown 3 streaming in-home from Xbox One X to PC over powerline, but image quality took a fair hit and and when huge things happened it just couldn't keep up. The positive was it was convenient and possible, which is what stuff like is hoping to offer, but given what they're going to be up against is the vagaries of every single persons internet connection then providing a consistent experience is going to be a hell of a challenge. Depends how much people care when it comes down to it, if enough people neither care or notice to make it profitable then that will ultimately define its success. Or they've actually got a solution to it, I can't wait to try it either way but right now I can't see a problem in questioning how they've resolved these problems because that's not really been explained.
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    Konami 50th Anniversary Collection

    They were already in the first post Just realised that despite there being a Castlevania collection, they've put a Castlevania game in the arcade collection and not in the Castlevania collection, which kind of shows the level of not giving a fuck that's being put into all this.
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    Konami 50th Anniversary Collection

    Well yeah hence the corpse reference, but even that shouldn't stop them putting Sunset Riders in the arcade collection
  7. Complete bollocks, anything I've played via streaming has been plagued with input lag and far worse than anything I've experienced by changing a TV (which I've never even noticed, as it happens). I do put up with it sometimes and it can be OK but even at its best it's variable. If Google have come up with some sort of perfect solution then great, but given I find it's not great even when streaming locally on my internal network I don't see how just having a controller connected directly to the internet is going to change that much, the whole AI thing sounds like something that could make or break it.
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    Konami 50th Anniversary Collection

    50th anniversary, massive back catalogue of great games, and that's the best they can do? Jesus Christ, they're just trying to milk their own corpse for pennies and doing about as good a job of it as you'd expect.
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    Tombstone - The Western Film Genre

    Ravenous, yeah that counts. Good soundtrack.
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    Tombstone - The Western Film Genre

    3:10 to Yuma is excellent (the remake), as is Slow West.
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    Love Death and Robots

    Same here. Something is up though, I was talking to a chap at work about it and he'd seen stuff in a totally different order to me.
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    Team Sonic Racing

    I enjoyed there being no mention of the team aspect in the last couple of videos (unless that's why the one that didn't have sound didn't), maybe they had a look at how that sort of thing went down with Onrush and thought "ah, right". I'm being unrealistically optimistic, I know.
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    Team Sonic Racing

    Seems more colourful and bright which is a much better look, is that Sonic track at the end just lifted from the last game with trackside features though? The cars still look a little bland and obviously a cast of Sonic-only stuff is shite rather than a load of Sega based wonder, but it still looks to play like the last game with boost drifting and tricking everywhere to keep the pace up. Worst thing at the moment is now the fucking thread title
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    Love Death and Robots

    I've really enjoyed this as a whole so far, even if the stories are a bit hit and miss. More hit than miss though. Them all being different styles, themes and each only being 6-17 minutes long means I never fee like I've had my time wasted and given I was feeling like shit on the couch all day struggling to concentrate on much it was kind of perfect that way, weird oversexuality of some of the stories aside. Saw the first 13 then Netflix broke, think it was Zima Blue up next.
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    Abandoned Games (2019)

    Kingdom: Two Crowns Put this on on gamepass as there's some MS rewards promotion on for getting a couple of achievements, and I enjoyed the first one in a way despite it being obtuse, glacially paced, and ultimately abandonable: A sequel would surely smooth out the rough edges and right the wrong though! Right? Wrong. It appears to be exactly the same game, but with a few additional hurdles that seem to be there to make it more of a pain in the arse. There was a brief upturn when I somehow got a stag to ride on for giving a jewel to a shrine so I wasn't moving at snails pace, but in general I felt I'd seen it all before by then. Bit of a shame really. Little Nightmares Complete Edition Picked this up in a sale about 6 months ago, reviewed well, people like it here, thought it looked interesting. And it does, it looks incredible, oozes atmosphere like little else and the style of it is absolutely stunning. Very much an air of dark animation from the 80's or something. But I think it plays like shit. You can fall off platforms to your doom at the slightest provocation, it then takes a while to restart and it can put you back a fair way. I was doing an early bit where there's an electrified door, and a suspended crate you have to jump (and grab) onto, then climb up, then raise it, then pull a lever to set it moving left, then quickly jump back onto it before it moves out of range and if you're slightly off you're dead and back to the previous room to start again. It's a dead simple bit really, but I almost gave up there just because it was pissing me off so much. Not far after that, I threw a toy at a lift switch to go up a floor. Exit the lift into a room where I cannot for the life of me work out what to do, where to go, where to move on, can't seem to go back, just feel stupid and baffled. I'd love to play through it as it does have a wonderful feel to it but if I'm struggling now I can't see it getting much better on that front. Bonus points for getting the version with all the DLC that I'll never see!
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