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by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 2nd, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 329175

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Does anyone know if you still need Plus to play PS Now games online? I think with Gamepass you can play those games online without a Gold subscription, is that right? Wondered if it was the same with PS Now. So on Game Pass you still need a Gold subscription to play online. 'Game Pass Ultimate' inc...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 2nd, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2458
Views: 329175

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

This is broadly good news that Sony are moving to make PS Now more affordable and include bigger marquee titles , but I don't think I'll be signing up until I see how the service pans out over time. The included games number is high, but a huge number of those are stream-only PS3 titles, and while I...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 1st, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Shenmue trilogy
Replies: 123
Views: 14449

Re: The Shenmue trilogy

Absolutely. The games are full of design choices and gameplay mechanics that in this day and age just don't hold up, and I can completely see why someone coming to the games now would have a tough time accepting them. But of almost any game I've ever played, Shenmue has the ability to cast a weird s...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 1st, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Shenmue trilogy
Replies: 123
Views: 14449

Re: The Shenmue trilogy

I expect it’s going to get some pretty rough reviews, but this really is a case of ‘those that want it, want it like that’. The rest of us are quite happy to never play any of them ever again... :) I'm definitely expecting review scores all over the place. As long as it's getting somewhere in the 7...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
October 1st, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Shenmue trilogy
Replies: 123
Views: 14449

Re: The Shenmue trilogy

Really positive impressions on Shenmue 3 from Matt Robinson over at Eurogamer: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-09-30-shenmue-3-does-not-disappoint This is exactly what I am expecting and wanting - a time capsule love letter to fans that will be obtuse and archaic to everyone else. The game w...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 27th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 914
Views: 42802

Re: Games Completed 2019

Jan - Streets Of Rage 2 - (Switch) Jan - Detroit: Become Human (PS4 Pro) Feb - Quarantine Circular (Switch) Feb - Yoku’s Island Express (Switch) Feb - Shenmue (PS4 Pro) Mar - Rise of the Tomb Raider (XOX) Apr - Gunstar Heroes (Switch) May - Street Fighter 5 (PS4 Pro) Jun - The Division 2 (XOX) Jul -...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 22nd, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Street Fighter thread
Replies: 545
Views: 90290

Re: The Street Fighter thread

This is a must-watch for anyone who’s ever played Street Fighter 2 and felt like the CPU is cheating. Turns out it is! And not just a bit. Quite a lot!

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... ul-cheater

Fascinating stuff!
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 20th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Guardian's Top 50 games of the century
Replies: 34
Views: 573

Re: The Guardian's Top 50 games of the century

Only 28 for me!

Not a fan of the list actually. Solid bunch of games but a weird order for me, and some of the selections in multi-game series are odd. Picking the first Forza Horizon over 3 or 4? The original Guitar Hero?

Still, not my list! To each his own!
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 11th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 271
Views: 24509

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

We need to have a three line whip of list submitters to get everyone to rank their lists 1-50 so that we can make the data even more robust and get a bigger sample size (me included!).

The punishment for non-compliance is expulsion from the C&R forum!
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 11th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8672
Views: 970443

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Suits wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 8:15 am
More Jose Otero please.
If memory serves he actually left to join Nintendo a while back...

Yep - he's at Nintendo Treehouse now!
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 11th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 271
Views: 24509

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Brilliant! Someone bestow the title of 'Official Cane & Rinse Statistician' on this man!

1992 getting a lot of love. I'm guessing that shows a lot of us may have been in peak childhood years around then, and that it was just a great year for games obviously!
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 11th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 271
Views: 24509

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

I am absolutely loving the amount of work Chopper has put into this thread! Thank you! The insights are really fascinating! Was proud at first to be on the graph of being one of the people that has the most games no-one else does, but then I thought maybe that means I like a load of crap games :lol:...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 6th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 271
Views: 24509

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Like the breaking up of things into themed categories! Gives a bit of context!

Some interesting choices as well. Not sure what it says about you that you find Bioshock fun and comforting, but different strokes for different folks ;)
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 6th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1684
Views: 225863

Re: Videogame News

Although very different, Yoku's Island Express combined pinball mechanics with a 2D metroidvania to produce something really quite excellent, so I'm up for more pinball-based genre mash-ups!

Who knows, maybe it'll become to next niche hipster sub-genre of choice!
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 6th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8672
Views: 970443

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Well I moved continents, moved countries and got a PSVR for my birthday. I love it. Like I really, genuinely love it. Battlezone is a blast, I just finished Loading Human (okay) and I've been looking at importing some horror games from the UK that aren't released in NA for VR. Not sorry about the i...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
September 4th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 914
Views: 42802

Re: Games Completed 2019

3rd Sep - Outcast: Second Contact (XBO) Outcast is a game I've never played but remember being fascinated by back in 1999. I read all the previews and reviews I could, and picked up the box in game shops so many times and neeeeearly buying it. The promise of this open world adventure on what was be...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
August 7th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 914
Views: 42802

Re: Games Completed 2019

Jan - Streets Of Rage 2 - (Switch) Jan - Detroit: Become Human (PS4 Pro) Feb - Quarantine Circular (Switch) Feb - Yoku’s Island Express (Switch) Feb - Shenmue (PS4 Pro) Mar - Rise of the Tomb Raider (XOX) Apr - Gunstar Heroes (Switch) May - Street Fighter 5 (PS4 Pro) Jun - The Division 2 (XOX) Jul -...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
August 1st, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Street Fighter thread
Replies: 545
Views: 90290

Re: The Street Fighter thread

I just didn't enjoy the game. I had a blast with some of the guys on here one evening, best time I had with it, but generally, I found SFV very disappointing. My SF4 style doesn't fit at all, and I've never enjoyed it enough to want to start from scratch. That's the honest truth. Same. My least fav...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 31st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8672
Views: 970443

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Virtua Fighter 2 is OK How very dare you sir! VF2 is great, and a game I jump into pretty regularly. To be fair if you're coming to it fresh in 2019 it might be a bit different without the benefit of nostalgia goggles ;) I think Virtual On is well cool! Takes a bit of learning though, and is better...
by Sinclair Gregstrum
July 29th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 914
Views: 42802

Re: Games Completed 2019

Jan - Streets Of Rage 2 - (Switch) Jan - Detroit: Become Human (PS4 Pro) Feb - Quarantine Circular (Switch) Feb - Yoku’s Island Express (Switch) Feb - Shenmue (PS4 Pro) Mar - Rise of the Tomb Raider (XOX) Apr - Gunstar Heroes (Switch) May - Street Fighter 5 (PS4 Pro) Jun - The Division 2 (XOX) Jul -...