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by Sinclair Gregstrum
August 5th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 948
Views: 150311

Re: Retro gaming

Recent pick-ups from the last couple of weeks. No showstoppers but some new things I'm really excited to try and some old favourites I'm looking forward to revisiting. https://i.imgur.com/AiNM0Pv.jpg?1 Mechwarrior 2 - Saturn - This was a game I always wanted to pick up at the time as I remember it g...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
August 4th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2647
Views: 474042

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

I think it’s not so much that Sony have never done it before that is the issue, it’s that the xbox series x *does* work with all the XBO pads. Admittedly the only new function on the XSX pad over the XBO one is a dedicated share button. (Also, I’m kind annoyed that my PS4 fight stick will need yet ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 24th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 974
Views: 187079

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Agree with most of what Stanshall says there (although you didn't like Spider-Man?? Dude...). Especially agree that we're going to get absolutely none of the things on that Nintendo wishlist! Also agree with Angry K's point and it's something I've felt for a while. The quality of what Sony's first p...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 24th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 974
Views: 187079

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

The most striking thing for me was how grimdark a lot of it was. There’s great stuff in there, but so *much* overlap of theme and general aesthetic vibe. The sony presentation mixed it up a lot more I felt, there was a lot less of the ‘dudes with guns’ in their one. Also, very little gameplay was s...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 24th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 974
Views: 187079

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

I agree that they did have a wide variety of games and at lot I was interested in, but I think I was expecting more gameplay to be shown. For example with Hellblade 2, all they pretty much said was that the game is set in Iceland, all the footage they showed was from the previous trailer. From what...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 24th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 974
Views: 187079

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

To be honest I've been really surprised that people are so negative/apathetic about that show. For me that was a diverse line-up of 25 really interesting looking games. Halo, Forza, Fable, Hellblade, Avowed, Everwild, State of Decay, Psychonauts.....from some of the reaction online so many people se...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 23rd, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 974
Views: 187079

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

This is probably the most I've looked forward to a conference/briefing/showcase (whatever we call these things now!) for a long time. There's just so much riding on it for Microsoft that it adds an extra layer of intrigue beyond just gawping at new video games. They've ended up having a good but uns...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 22nd, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Video game tie-in media
Replies: 20
Views: 576

Re: Video game tie-in media

The whole lore over plot thing isn't something I'm a fan of personally, although I admit it can have its place in certain types of game. For example I can see how for multiplayer games designed for high volume repetitive play like Overwatch and Apex, it's very difficult to deliver much in the way of...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 20th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 568
Views: 92210

Re: Games Completed 2020

Reach is an interesting one in that it sits firmly in the period where they were assuming that people were not just playing the games but also reading all the novels and watching all the web series. Most of it’s stronger story beats rely on you knowing a little more about the overall plot and chara...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 9th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 948
Views: 150311

Re: Retro gaming

To be honest, I'm much more in admiration of some of the games you're showing off there, rather than the plastic thingies! :P I could see myself being more interested if I would have a lot more cardboard boxed games (NES, SNES), but most of those I've got as carts only. Personally, I don't see the ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 8th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 948
Views: 150311

Re: Retro gaming

This was definitely just a 'me' thing then! :lol: :roll:
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 7th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 974
Views: 187079

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

This looks great. Sadly only mentions Android support, but would be all over it if it can be used with iOS. One thing I will definitely buy (if it comes west) is this mini Sega arcade cab with 36 games! https://www.segadriven.com/2020/07/astro-city-mini-featuring-golden-axe-revenge-of-death-adder-co...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 6th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 948
Views: 150311

Re: Retro gaming

Does anyone else here use protectors or sleeves for their beloved retro game collections? I’m building a little library for mine at the moment (basically reconfiguring a big cupboard!) and that got me thinking about how best to keep everything in the best possible condition to avoid degradation and ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 6th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 104
Views: 4845

Re: The Last of Us Part II

The extraordinary bile being directed towards the developers and performers who created this game is truly disgusting. The internet can be a cesspit at the best of times, but I find there is something especially gross about this toxic element of the gaming community that only seems to be getting lar...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 2nd, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 948
Views: 150311

Re: Retro gaming

There are issues around the expired Ferrari license, hence the XBLA version no longer being available. I would love it if they managed to resolve this and get a comprehensive, definitive version up on contemporary platforms. Yeah it's a real shame. Almost certainly the same reason behind why we've ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 1st, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 948
Views: 150311

Re: Retro gaming

OutRun 2 - This one unhinged Berserk fan I know keeps raving about it, so I thought I might give it a shot. Outrun 2 on Xbox is fantastic! Still have my original copy but sadly it's not been made backwards compatible on Xbox One as of yet. With comments around a month ago suggesting they're going t...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
June 30th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9752
Views: 1468080

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing a brick breaking game since I got my Vita a couple of weeks ago called Twin Breaker by Lilymo Games who made an arcade shooter called Habroxia that you might have heard of. It's pretty good although I think sometimes luck plays too much of a role in some levels rather than skill. ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
June 29th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 568
Views: 92210

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (XOX) Feb - The Last Of Us - Left Behind (PS4 Pro) Feb - God Of War (PS4 Pro) Mar - The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (Switch) Apr - Panzer Dragoon (Switch) Apr - Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure (Vita) Apr - Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (XOX) Apr - M...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
June 23rd, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2647
Views: 474042

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

It looks like a prop from a 90's sci-fi movie, and I love it :D
by Sinclair Gregstrum
June 23rd, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1900
Views: 365532

Re: Videogame News

Agreed! Barely touched a Crash game in my life, but thought this looked a lot of fun and gorgeous too!