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Re: Cricket Captain 2024 and Demo Released
Jun 9, 2024, 09:00
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Re: Cricket Captain 2024 and Demo Released Jun 9, 2024, 09:00
Jun 9, 2024, 09:00
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 8, 2024, 18:48:
Can someone explain to me why the gut hitting the ball wears a hat and the team throwing the ball doesn't? Seems backwards.

The batsman is facing a near 100mph ball bouncing (not always predictably) off the floor, and you have 0.5s to react....so they often get clonked on the noggin, so essential there.

Bowlers/fielders are usually further away and/or have more time to react so it's not really needed. Unless you're feilding at "silly mid off" (yes that's a real position) and you're basically standing very close to the batter, so they'll wear a helmet too in case it gets slogged in your direction.

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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 3, 2024, 11:24
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 3, 2024, 11:24
Feb 3, 2024, 11:24
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 3, 2024, 08:03:
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 2, 2024, 23:52:
Imagine using Spotify in 2024.

Why? Still one of the best streaming services. Which would you recommend over it?


Same - I tried all the streaming services thanks to 30 day trials and me being tight, and the only one I've consistantly found to be the best is Spotify, especially as I have a couple of Sonos speakers at home.
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Re: Starfield 2024 Update and Expansion Plans
Dec 21, 2023, 17:42
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Re: Starfield 2024 Update and Expansion Plans Dec 21, 2023, 17:42
Dec 21, 2023, 17:42
 
I'm on a car forum filled with mainly 30+ year old parents and in a gaming sub-forum, more of them voted for Starfield as their GOTY than BG3. It's the same at work, I know a few casual gamers (again, 30+ parents) who really enjoy Starfield, they're certainly not ones to put reviews on websites.

I think outside of the more 'proper' gamers, Starfield is ticking a lot of boxes for the more casual players.
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Re: Subscriptions, Clouds, & Streams
Mar 2, 2023, 18:44
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Re: Subscriptions, Clouds, & Streams Mar 2, 2023, 18:44
Mar 2, 2023, 18:44
 
If you've not played GotG, please do - it's brilliant. Think of it more of an interactive movie (as the combat is pretty lousy) but the VA, brilliant banter (and there's loads of it) and generally engaging characters make for a gem of a game.

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Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC Patch Nears
Jan 21, 2023, 08:25
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Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC Patch Nears Jan 21, 2023, 08:25
Jan 21, 2023, 08:25
 
I've been disappointed with the performance on a 3080, but it does look good and have managed to tweak to to get 40-50fps @1440p.
However the main issues for me are the flicking lighting when moving quickly and the fact that about 20% of the time after a fast travel or reload, the game tanks to <10fps forcing a restart.
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Re: Borderlands 3 Director's Cut Delayed
Mar 11, 2021, 16:34
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Re: Borderlands 3 Director's Cut Delayed Mar 11, 2021, 16:34
Mar 11, 2021, 16:34
 
Have they fixed the shit netcode? It was unplayable for us in the UK. No matter who hosted it, the rubber-banding just ruined any enjoyment of it.
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Re: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition March Release Date Leaked?
Jan 12, 2021, 16:43
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Re: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition March Release Date Leaked? Jan 12, 2021, 16:43
Jan 12, 2021, 16:43
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 21:48:
updated textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features

Does anybody know what we should expect from this?
The lack of trailers and other information is very helpful.

Who wants to bet that a modded game will look better.

I'll be amazed if it's anything more than a mild texture pack with a few GFX tweaks and support for modern display resolutions.

I'll probably still buy it, though, I adore the ME franchise....Andromeda aside.
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Re: Borderlands 3 New DLC and Next-Gen Updates Detailed
Sep 13, 2020, 17:42
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Re: Borderlands 3 New DLC and Next-Gen Updates Detailed Sep 13, 2020, 17:42
Sep 13, 2020, 17:42
 
The lag we get in BL3 co-op is terrible - horrible rubber banding which makes it unplayable for me and my mates here in the UK for whoever isn't hosting. Tried everything - seems (according to the forums) we're not alone, and the only thing is to play it across Hamachi. Apparently something to do with the SHiFT being NA/US based?
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Re: A Plague Tale: Innocence Sells Over a Million Copies
Jul 1, 2020, 17:35
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Re: A Plague Tale: Innocence Sells Over a Million Copies Jul 1, 2020, 17:35
Jul 1, 2020, 17:35
 

Really enjoyed this, far more than I expected. Glad it sold as well as it did - I actually only played it as it came on XBox Game Pass. Wonder if/how those downloads actually count against sales?
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Re: Elite Dangerous Odyssey Revealed
Jun 3, 2020, 16:27
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Re: Elite Dangerous Odyssey Revealed Jun 3, 2020, 16:27
Jun 3, 2020, 16:27
 
Desalus wrote on Jun 3, 2020, 16:02:

I play these types of games to pilot spaceships. I just don't care about being able to walk around as a character and I especially don't care about having first-person shooter gameplay bolted on. There's so many other games I could play if I wanted to play a FPS (and they will undoubtedly have better FPS gameplay). There are not, however, many games which I can pilot a spaceship.

I don't disagree about the content angle, but for me, after playing the mess that is Star Citizen, having space-legs adds an incredible feeling of scale and being there.

I loved walking up to my ship, opening the cargo bay doors, walking through it, into the seat and flying into space. Heck, I even loved firing into Hyperspace, leaving the seat, walking into the back of the ship and looking through the windows as the stars whizz past on my journey through the galaxy. It feels infinity more "real" and exactly what I imagined when playing Elite back in the 80s/90s.

So yeah, space legs is a huge, huge thing for me, it'll bring me right back into the game.

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Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Announcement
Apr 30, 2020, 15:22
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Re: Assassin's Creed Valhalla Announcement Apr 30, 2020, 15:22
Apr 30, 2020, 15:22
 

Agreed - I've played them all, and AC2 was my favourite, followed by Black Flag.

Like most, I feel like they've lost their way with Origins/Odyssey. It's not really an AC game any more, feels like like a generic, open-world combat game.
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Re: SnowRunner Released
Apr 28, 2020, 14:33
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Re: SnowRunner Released Apr 28, 2020, 14:33
Apr 28, 2020, 14:33
 
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I mean, it's getting decent reviews, and it looks good. But it's on EGS, barely any wheel support, no FFB support and no VR support plus a few bugs.

One to pick up down the line once it's cheaper and the wheel support is better I think.
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER II Free Weekend
Apr 17, 2020, 11:54
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Re: Total War: WARHAMMER II Free Weekend Apr 17, 2020, 11:54
Apr 17, 2020, 11:54
 
Nice, always fancied trying this so I'll give it a go, 50gb might take most of the weekend on my shabby internet though, I really wish they'd give a days pre-load for deals like this.
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Re: Xbox PC App for Windows 10 Preview
Apr 15, 2020, 13:13
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Re: Xbox PC App for Windows 10 Preview Apr 15, 2020, 13:13
Apr 15, 2020, 13:13
 

Well I'm gonna buck the trend and say I've been using the XBox Beta app to play various games (on Game Pass) for the last 6 months and...it's been fine. I pick to to download, it downloads and it works.

Not sure what else is needed, TBH. Layout could be better, but whatever. I just need it to be able to download and launch games, which it does.
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Re: RimWorld now on GOG.com
Mar 4, 2020, 14:26
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Re: RimWorld now on GOG.com Mar 4, 2020, 14:26
Mar 4, 2020, 14:26
 
He said in the past he's never going to discount it.

TBH, I have no regrets over my £25. 210 hours played and I still go back to it. Worth every penny.
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Re: Fallen Order is EA's Best-Ever PC Star Wars Launch
Nov 26, 2019, 13:10
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Re: Fallen Order is EA's Best-Ever PC Star Wars Launch Nov 26, 2019, 13:10
Nov 26, 2019, 13:10
 

Outer World was over-rated too. It was solid, enjoyable game, but 7.5/10 tops for me.

However - I'm thinking the journo's are over-hyping these because there is a massive drought of decent single player games from AAA studios and they're being over-celebrated.

And I'm glad they are. The more games like FO are rated and selling, the more chance I've got of seeing a proper KOTOR or TIE/XWing title.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Nov 25, 2019, 07:49
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Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 25, 2019, 07:49
Nov 25, 2019, 07:49
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 24, 2019, 17:09:
I wil admit that getting Alyx free with any Index hardware IS probably going to push me over the edge on buying the controllers. I have a Vive, but it's part of the early batches and the controllers have issues with the thumbpads. I don't think I want the Index headset, though. A buddy has it, it's niceR, but not worth the upgrade cost, especially since the higher resolution on it will cause my 1080 to struggle more often.

Interesting. I was planning on buying the headset and keeping the controllers and basestations....
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Re: Hardware Reviews
Nov 14, 2019, 13:41
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Re: Hardware Reviews Nov 14, 2019, 13:41
Nov 14, 2019, 13:41
 
I know you've not mentioned it, but I will for anyone else reading - I wished I'd have avoided the B450 boards and spent more and just got an X570 instead.

I bought the Tomahawk MAX and after spending loads of time flashing firmware (and it killed one board, on my second now) I'm still left with poor boot times. I don't consider my time especially valuable, but I'd rather have spent the extra £100 than go through all this sh*t
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Re: Op Ed
Aug 28, 2019, 13:22
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Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2019, 13:22
Aug 28, 2019, 13:22
 
Darks wrote on Aug 28, 2019, 10:47:
Took forever to level, took forever to make any gold. No flying, slow ass travel times.

But this is exactly what some people wanted. Everyone wants to rush to end game, but that's not where the enjoyment of WoW was for me (and many others). Journey vs destination.
Again, travel times made the world feel grand in it's scale, and scrapping for every penny was part of the 'fun'.

WoW Classic/Vanilla has less content, but takes longer to do. Ultimately it depends on how you like the pace of your gaming. I'm old, so slower the better.

BUT! I do agree we'll see a massive decline in about a month or two after the rose-tinted has gone...but we'll see.
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Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Details and Trailer
Aug 23, 2019, 10:21
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Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Details and Trailer Aug 23, 2019, 10:21
Aug 23, 2019, 10:21
 
Apparently you can't fly them, you just command them. Tell it to got to X system, then when you eventually get there yourself, you can use it as a mobile base, as can anyone else you grant access to.

Rumoured to be indestructible, and only one of these vessels per instance, according to Reddit. They're guessing around 1-1.5billion.
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