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by Steve Arran
August 28th, 2023, 10:52 am
Forum: Play Together
Topic: GTA online
Replies: 3
Views: 42816

Re: GTA online

I think it does for Xbox and Pc but not to ps5. That’s a shame Alex, would have liked to have ran some missions with you.
by Steve Arran
August 28th, 2023, 10:07 am
Forum: Play Together
Topic: GTA online
Replies: 3
Views: 42816

GTA online

Hi all, Forgive me if there is an older thread about this but I’ve just came into a ps5 and nabbed the latest GTA for relatively cheap. I played the game at launch but am only now getting around to play online. I’m wondering if any fun, chill people just want to potter about in the world. No worries...
by Steve Arran
February 3rd, 2023, 12:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Condemned 2: Bloodshot
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Our next podcast recording (5.2.23) - 555: Condemned 2: Bloodshot

I only ever experienced the first Condemned via ad hoc episodes on my best friends Pc; my own computer struggling to run anything above medium spec at the time, and having cemented my loyalty to the PlayStation console. I can remember absolutely loving it, whilst also being scared out of my mind. Co...
by Steve Arran
June 28th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Quake
Replies: 18
Views: 11935

Re: Our next podcast recording (30.6.21): 475 - Quake

Quake well may be the game that informed my wider cultural tastes more than any other piece of interactive media. I played it when I was ridiculously young -probably 7 or 8 - and it immediately captured my imagination. I can remember drawing the characters in art books for pleasure, writing ‘fan fic...
by Steve Arran
April 18th, 2021, 2:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 93
Views: 120627

Re: 476 - The Last of Us Part II

The original Last of Us holds a special place in my heart as it is one of only two games to have ever made me cry (RDR2 being the second). I’d never had a game affect me in such a way before and it was this rather than the graphics or gameplay which kept me coming back, pretty much annually, over th...
by Steve Arran
February 6th, 2021, 1:06 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 3 (2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 6446

Re: Our next podcast recording (6.2.21): 455 - Resident Evil 3 (2020)

Resident Evil 3 was the game that taught me never to pre order anything ever again, such was my disappointment in the latest Resi instalment. I do not think this is an inherently bad game, rather it is just a bad remake of a decent game, and most of the negative press the title has garnered comes fr...
by Steve Arran
January 29th, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Celeste
Replies: 14
Views: 9223

Re: Our next podcast recording (30.1.21): 454 - Celeste

Despite its critical acclaim I sadly have to admit that I fell off Celeste on a first play-through, though after a recent completion of an equally difficult platformer /metroidvania I will definitely re-engage after this podcast. However, despite my furtive dalliance, I did take away two incredible ...
by Steve Arran
January 22nd, 2021, 10:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Duke Nukem 3D
Replies: 8
Views: 5318

Re: Our next podcast recording (23.1.21): 453 - Duke Nukem 3D

Duke Nukem 3D is one of those games which I know I owned but can remember absolutely nothing about; except this one thing. I bought it in the year 2000 together with a friend whilst spending a summer down at his house in Bedfordshire when I was 15 years old. We pooled our resources and headed into t...
by Steve Arran
January 15th, 2021, 10:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Monster Hunter: World / Iceborne
Replies: 5
Views: 4780

Re: Our next podcast recording (16.1.21): 452 - Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter World was the first game that I ever pre-ordered for my PS4. I had dabbled with the franchise before thanks to a friend of mine kindly loaning me his PSP, but I found the portable nature of the series to be a massive turn off (a view which may have been different had I had my own PSP ...
by Steve Arran
January 20th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Assassin's Creed Origins
Replies: 9
Views: 6488

Re: 404: Assassin's Creed Origins

I can’t praise the world building of AC:Origins enough and could wax lyrical about the soundscapes, lighting design and historical accuracy (all near to brilliant) but, surprisingly, what really blew me away about Origins was the story. I’d always been left slightly cold with previous instalments of...
by Steve Arran
January 14th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Red Dead Redemption II
Replies: 150
Views: 84229

Re: Our next podcast recording (17.1.20) - 401: Red Dead Redemption II

Not unlike the beautiful flower encased by Arthur Morgan’s bedside, Red Dead Redemption 2 only truly bloomed for me on a second play through. I was amazed with tech on display and enjoyed my play through, but despite a solid two weeks of gaming I still felt I’d rushed it; leaving side missions unfin...
by Steve Arran
October 4th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy XIII
Replies: 9
Views: 7376

Re: Our next podcast recording (5.10.19) - 390: Final Fantasy XIII

In a shocking turn of events- for me at least- the least loved final fantasy instalment seems to be the only one I managed to fully complete (to platinum level no less) since you guys began to record this series of podcasts. Does that mean I think it’s the best? Hell no! But at the time it it scratc...
by Steve Arran
August 8th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy XII
Replies: 16
Views: 11426

Re: Our next podcast recording (11.8.19) - 382: Final Fantasy XII

FF12 holds a special space in the nostalgia wing of my brain; despite never actually completing the original game. I tried my best, chipping away at the campaign and making it as far as Eruyt Village before other more fast paced and, dare I say exciting, games took over my attention. Despite this so...
by Steve Arran
March 19th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Wolfenstein
Replies: 55
Views: 45030

Re: Our next podcast recording (24.3.19) - 362: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

I originally picked up the rebooted Wolfenstein games as I was looking for an antidote all the Uber realistic shooters that had been saturating the market in recent years (obviously debatable if some of CODs latest offerings could be classed as ‘realistic’). Sometimes you just want to shoot Nazis an...
by Steve Arran
March 19th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things DOOM
Replies: 183
Views: 126023

Re: 367: DOOM (2016)

DOOM 2016 hit me at just the right time in my life, just as the original did all those years ago (thanks for turning me into a gamer Id Software). I was living abroad, it was the middle of winter and I had just lost my job. I needed something to let the emotion out which didn’t involve substance abu...
by Steve Arran
March 19th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy IX
Replies: 22
Views: 14736

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (13.4.19) - 365: Final Fantasy IX

I often hear Final Fantasy IX heralded as a return to the roots of the series, paying homage to what has gone before in both its style and mechanics. I also hear that the Final Fantasy you love the most is the one you played first. Whilst I have no idea if the former is actually true (I suppose list...
by Steve Arran
August 19th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Valkyria Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 7522

Valkyria Chronicles

Totally agree with you ColinAlonso , I should have been more careful when choosing my words as truly the fault does lie with the developer and not the jobbing actor who accepted the contract. I know that Japanese culture is very different from ours, but sometimes I find it’s attitudes towards women ...
by Steve Arran
August 18th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Valkyria Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 7522

Re: Our next podcast recording (19.8.18) - 333: Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles is one of those games I can remember reading about back when we got all of our gaming info in print, rather than via the internet. The PlayStation magazine to which I subscribed was particularly glowing about this game, but being a penniless teenager at the time it was one of tho...
by Steve Arran
June 17th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Replies: 9
Views: 10796

Re: 344: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Double Dash is quite possibly my favourite instalment of Mario Kart. I had played the original on the Super Nintendo as a lad but had missed the N64 iteration due to my teenage jump to the playstation. I would’ve loved to have had two consoles, but they were hella expensive back then for a kid with ...
by Steve Arran
June 16th, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil (2002) (Biohazard)
Replies: 18
Views: 13459

Re: Our next podcast recording (16.6.18) - 324: Resident Evil (2002) (Biohazard)

I only ever completed the original Resident Evil (actually the directors cut version) once, in the year it came out; when I was a gawky teenager, and the sight of a CGI zombie turning its rotting head and giving me the evil eye in THAT cutscene was enough to make me drop my controller in terror. I’d...