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by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 7th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 29
Views: 508

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

Each console launch feels a little less exciting than the last, partly due to age and partly due to diminishing returns, however... I am still excited! I didn’t make any effort to secure pre-orders but have managed to buy a PS5 pre-order from a friend, and am looking forward to BluePoint Demon’s So...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 7th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 29
Views: 508

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

I desperately want an LG OLED. Definitely a reason to be excited! Have a good mid-range 4K HDR Samsung but that will be something I'm eyeing up for next year! Xbox does have console/timed exclusives on some interesting third party and indie games on or not far from launch that interest me (e.g. Med...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 7th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 29
Views: 508

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

Very much so. New hardware always excites me, and it’s a light in this otherwise dismal year for me. It has indeed been a shitter of a year! Hope you're doing alright! I'm not sure viruses have an understanding or appreciation of the Gregorian calendar, so I'm not expecting a miraculous turnaround ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 7th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 29
Views: 508

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

You both make really fair points I think. Alex I wish I had your pragmatism! I think you'll be impressed with the Xbox ecosystem nowadays when you do jump onboard eventually. Simon interesting that you've gone for a Series S with All Access + a full-fat PS5. Really sensible "best of both worlds" cho...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 7th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 29
Views: 508

Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

Now that we’re just a month or so away from release, who is genuinely excited for the next generation of consoles? I ask this as to me there seems to be a fair amount of apathy floating around, not just on these forums specifically, but in the online ether in general. In the past most new consoles s...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 5th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1930
Views: 402344

Re: Videogame News

Isn't there usually an increase at the start of a new generation and prices fall slowly over the course of the generation. I think new boxed games were €70 (some maybe even €75) in shops at the start of the gen and now its €60-65. I agree it is a bit of a bump to €80 (see Demon's Souls) this time t...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 2nd, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Is there such thing as a perfect game?
Replies: 24
Views: 554

Re: Is there such thing as a perfect game?

As a developer you always strive for it, but I don’t think ‘perfection’ is possible. Every game ever made has things in it that the developer hates about it they’d love to do differently. That’s as true for games as it is for movies, books, high art, everything. You're absolutely right of course. I...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 1st, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1930
Views: 402344

Re: Videogame News

Not 'news' as such, but there's a really interesting article on Eurogamer about the impending price hike for next gen games and it's potential impact on the market and gamers, particularly on PS5 where there isn't a genuine Game Pass equivalent. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-10-01-we-need-...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 25th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1930
Views: 402344

Re: Videogame News

Not even Lost Vikings or Rock n’ Roll Racing? Not even Lost Vikings or Rock n' Roll Racing! :oops: Vikings was a game I remember really liking the look of as a kid (would have been 10 or 11 when the first one came out), but at that age most games were acquired as birthday or Christmas presents spec...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 24th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1930
Views: 402344

Re: Videogame News

It just struck me - as a gamer for over three decades since the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, I have never played a single Blizzard (or Silicon & Synapse) game. Not one.

I have no idea why. Their games look great and have always appealed to me. Weird :roll:
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 23rd, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 699
Views: 124706

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 - ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 22nd, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1038
Views: 206493

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

That pre order was a mess again, just like with PS5. Series S appears to still be available, surprisingly. At least for Xbox we knew a time and place and it wasn't dropped on us unawares, so for me it lacked the mad dash aspect of PS5 pre-ordering. I think for people trying to do the Xbox All Acces...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 22nd, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1038
Views: 206493

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

I can't see Switch ever having Gamepass. The only way it could even possibly work would be through streaming, but a little bit like with Apple, I can't see Nintendo wanting their players to have access to a library of hundreds of games not purchased from their store. People have a finite amount of ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 22nd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1038
Views: 206493

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

What I do think we'll see is new xbox & PC exclusive games/franchises outside of the existing tentpole properties (e.g. Elder Scrolls, Doom etc), created by what were Bethesda-owned studios. So you might not get an Xbox-exclusive Dishonored or Wolfenstein, but you will probably get an exclusive new ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 21st, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1038
Views: 206493

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Will be fascinating to see how this plays out over the coming years! I'm going to wager that most major Bethesda franchise game (e.g. Elder Scrolls, Doom, Fallout, Wolfenstein), still come to Playstation platforms, with at worst a timed exclusive window on Xbox. Purely the fact that they will all la...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 21st, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1038
Views: 206493

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Well this f%$king huge - Microsoft buys Bethesda and all its studios:

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020 ... ore-report
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 18th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1038
Views: 206493

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

I'll be looking to pre-order a Series X, and with Microsoft clearly publishing the sites it is available from and a defined kick-off time, it should hopefully be less of a shitshow than the PS5 debacle of the last 24 hours! https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-09-17-xbox-series-x-s-pre-orders-go-...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 17th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4009
Views: 752350

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Balan Wonderland has serious NiGHTS Into Dreams vibes and I'm all about it! Yuji Naka you son of a b%$ch getting this old Saturn fanboy right in the feels :D
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 17th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2678
Views: 531766

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Despite claiming to be a fan of the series, I've only ever played 6, 7, 8, 10 and half of 9. I've been wanting to play 15 for a while though, and it's on PS Now at the moment so might give it a try. I wouldn't worry Alex - I think you can definitely claim to be a fan based on the hundreds of hours ...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 17th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2678
Views: 531766

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

The PS+ Collection thing seems like a bit of a lame bone to through the Playstation fanbase who are looking at Game Pass and xCloud with envious eyes. All the third party stuff going in there is on, or has been on, Game Pass and those first party games would I imagine have been largely played by mos...