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by countstex
April 17th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 875
Views: 117637

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

chase210 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 7:23 pm
So discless One S has leaked! Not sure it’s for me but still, pretty cool.
If they do a discless One X we'll probably swap Linda's (my wife) out for one as she's still on a launch One right now and we have zero use for a secondary UHD BlueRay player! ;)
by countstex
April 6th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions
Replies: 175
Views: 30537

Re: Forum Changelog and Forum Suggestions

Have signatures been disabled, or do I have something funky with my own profile set-up?
by countstex
March 25th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 533
Views: 16982

Re: Games Completed 2019

Jan 6th: Tropico 3 [360][Not too bad to 100% when you put your mind to it]] Jan 15th: Aven Colony [Fun space age city builder with a little story for good measure] Jan 15th: CSI Hard Evidence [360][You know what you are getting with these] Jan 20th: Murdered Soul Suspect [Great AA game, well worth ...
by countstex
March 25th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 875
Views: 117637

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

DomsBeard wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 2:55 pm


I have been close to picking up Vampyr about 10 times
Same. Looking forward to checking it out. :)
by countstex
March 14th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 875
Views: 117637

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

What does this mean in practical terms? I'll be able to download my purchased XBLA games to phone and play them? It's more that the online multiplayer, party chat, etc can be integrated into none XBOX games I would think. Perhaps Achievements too, although they might want to keep a tighter hold on ...
by countstex
March 10th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 533
Views: 16982

Re: Games Completed 2019

Jan 6th: Tropico 3 [360][Not too bad to 100% when you put your mind to it]] Jan 15th: Aven Colony [Fun space age city builder with a little story for good measure] Jan 15th: CSI Hard Evidence [360][You know what you are getting with these] Jan 20th: Murdered Soul Suspect [Great AA game, well worth a...
by countstex
February 21st, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 875
Views: 117637

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

A little tangential but Paradox, the makers of Cities Skyline, Surviving Mars, Stellaris amongst others have just launched their own mod service, which is going to allow mods to come to XBOX too!
by countstex
February 19th, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Board/Card Games - The obligatory "analogue" gaming thread
Replies: 31
Views: 11609

Re: Board/Card Games - The obligatory "analogue" gaming thread

Third, we played a cool detective game yesterday called Chronicles of Crime. It uses a phone app to play as well as the board. It is cooperative to solve the mystery so you go to locations, find clues, talk to people, and utilize your experts to get to the bottom of things. All the cards have a QR ...
by countstex
February 1st, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Explain your user name and avatar
Replies: 32
Views: 1329

Re: Explain your user name and avatar

Oh. ok then. Well my first name being Steve, and growing up in the time of the arcades (the 1970s for the less well educated!) I would shorten this to STE for the high score tables that were the fashion at the time. However now and again a machine would come along that for some reason would allow 4 ...
by countstex
January 28th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1548
Views: 195456

Re: Videogame News

Oh Division 2 might be something. My wife and I really enjoyed playing through the first, if you ignore political aspects of the game and just enjoy the solid gunplay. Or I just pretend it's not set in the US but post Brexit Britian ;) "Ignore the political aspects" might as well be Ubisoft's catch...
by countstex
January 28th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming Goals for 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 3088

Re: Gaming Goals for 2019

I mean I think that there is an incredibly strong list of ‘must play’ PS4 only stuff, but of course, that all comes down to personal taste. I can’t help but wonder if at least some of those titles might not tickle your fancy if they were to appear in Xbox land though! For sure Spiderman and God of ...
by countstex
January 28th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming Goals for 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 3088

Re: Gaming Goals for 2019

The big issues with XO were (for me and others) obviously, as you know, that the bottom line was you were getting a notably less capable machine (where multiformat games looked and ran visibly worse) for more money (with the Kinect of course which many of us never wanted). I’ve owned a launch XO, a...
by countstex
January 28th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming Goals for 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 3088

Re: Gaming Goals for 2019

Except that PS4 had almost every one of the highly rated, big selling exclusives, and multiformat games still sell far more on PS4. I love my XOX - that’s where I get multiformat stuff now for the most part, but if I had to keep one machine it would undoubtedly be the PS4 Pro, for the strength and ...
by countstex
January 28th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming Goals for 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 3088

Re: Gaming Goals for 2019

As for platforms, well with the exception of the No Man's Sky update I didn't boot up the PS4 in 2018, so I'm shelving that as a gaming platform now, even to the point of allowing my PS+ sub to expire. Interesting post as a whole, but just reading this bit....do we think that, what with Gamepass an...
by countstex
January 28th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The "Introduce yourself" thread
Replies: 614
Views: 124442

Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

These days I guess I could be called a bit of a 'closet gamer' as there is a view amongst my social circle that gaming is for kids. This stigma is another reason why I thought I would join the forum, to have conversations with likeminded people! Harley Welcome! Amusing you've tried the games are th...
by countstex
January 28th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming Goals for 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 3088

Re: Gaming Goals for 2019

Ah, not a bad idea to lay things out in black and white for 2019. My wife and I have set a limit of only purchasing 3 games in 2019. Between us, not each! That includes DLC, or season passes for that matter. No idea if we will be able to stick to it but with most of the games coming out this year be...
by countstex
January 20th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Virginia
Replies: 31
Views: 5110

Re: Virginia

One of the more unique First Person Exploration games I've played. And I don't think any game has quite captured the feelings of both classic X-Files and Twin Peaks quite so well, certainly not any games made for those franchises. Nor have I ever been left with so many questions after playing a game...
by countstex
January 17th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 875
Views: 117637

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Good month for GamePass coming up with Shadow of Mordor and We Happy Few joining the fray. Played through Mordor on PS4 so happy to play again to help my achievement goals for 2019 ;)
by countstex
December 20th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1548
Views: 195456

Re: Videogame News

Well Tropico 6 is something I will pick up at some point, but as I'm still working through the achievements in 3 it will be a while before I need to get that ;) And I've barely scratched the surface of the first Dirt Rally. So yeah, guess I'm just getting old and out of touch! Oh Division 2 might be...
by countstex
December 19th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1548
Views: 195456

Re: Videogame News

Ah, well I haven't been on the Nintendo ship since the Wii so nothing for me on that front.
And I'm pretty sure we are settling in to an 8 year cycle with a 4 year hardware refresh.