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Off Topic / Re: Are you into movies and tv shows as well as games?
« on: November 29, 2018, 05:46:03 am »
Film does play a big part of my interest/life too, but honestly the last 2-3 years have been very underwhelming with little incentive to go to the cinema - The only film I have seen this year is Christopher Robin. Part of that is due to ridiculous cinema prices - Odeon in particular who now charge extra for bit hit films like Star Wars, just because.

I had near 1000+ DVD's but probably have around 300 nows, I still feel a bit Blah in how redundant most are with the rise of TV Resolution. I've bought much less Blu-Ray films in recent years- Before I'd buy films on DVD out of curiousity, now I only commit to purchase if I feel it is something that Wowed me & would watch again - I think the only time I've gone overboard is collecting Disney Bluray films over the years.

I don't do streaming services, very against them. I simply don't like the idea of commiting to one service and then content I want to watch being on another provider - I certainly don't intend to buy multiple subscriptions! I wish there was a more universal system, I look at online services and see them to be following the format war of HD-DVD & Blu-Ray had that actually went on for years... Thank god it didn't!

I'd say I sit comfortably within the 9 of that category.

Gaming has just always been an engaging format within my life. Within recent years I find my love for filmmaking has crashed with little incentive to go out to cinemas but the game industry has kept me hooked all this generation from month to month! I think it's fair to say over 75% of items I own are Video Game related :P From games to guides, soundtracks and art books.

I have a gaming schedule which is currently set in stone until October 2019  :P:
- Playing through the Kngdom Hearts series before the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 - Which I have book holiday off for. I'm up to Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix & then to play Dream Drop Distance which I never have before.
- Also in the mix, I intend to play the Resident Evil REmake in prep for the wonderful upcoming REmake of Resident Evil 2.
- After them to around March we get Devil May Cry V... So I intend to play through that series with the PS4 Remasters as well.
- AFTER THAT, I may have a few months of backlog catching up - Not that it has stopped me buying games this month :P
- But then, I will replay Shenmue 1 & 2, in prep for the momentous release of Shenmue III! (I found myself even drawing Fan art the other day on this :P)


I recently got duped on eBay in buyng a couple of chinese Dualshock 3's for cheap - CECHZC2U.
They're Awful! The material feels cheap and I was playing The Darkness II last night and couldn't even complete a mini-game due to the lack of accuracy I havewith the janky analogue sticks.

So I am looking for a proper replacement. but looknig online these controllers still seem to got @£20+ Which seems absurd to me! I'm looking for a place which I can buy one for £10-15 at most but really struggling.

if anyone knows of any decent online outlets, do let me know :)

I've been playing this with my friend recently and I have noticed many bugs here and there! Not gaming breaking as this but surprised howfrequent they are.

General / Re: Your Black Friday 2018 plans (Video Game Edition)
« on: November 23, 2018, 01:25:04 am »
Went to the GAME store (UK) yesterday to find absolutely nothing worth buying! I was honestly looking around to see if there was anything as i didn't want to leave with nothing. But jsut couldn't justify as i had seen prices online cheaper.

I did manage to get
Dark Souls: Remastered for £10 @HMV
Dragon's Crown PRO Edition £13.95 @ The Game Collection

But I'm generally after: Fist of the North Star, Vampyr, Dragon Quest XI

General / Re: What are you playing?
« on: October 18, 2018, 11:43:37 am »
I'm currently playing Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix on the PS4.

As far as Remasters go, the Kingdom Hearts series are some of the best I've ever experienced! They look stunning on PS3 & PS4 and finally make the series accessible again! - From having the series diverge into portable consoles, plaing Birth By Sleep on PS4 is a wonderful thing!

I just beat Atlantica, which I really enjoyed despite the underwate criticism. It was fulfilling to beat Ursula as I struggled at first, noted she was spamming Thunder magic, so I changed all my accessories to reduce Thunder damage and demolished her! It's so satifsying to see the effects of the right set up work in an Action based JRPG like this.

I'm plowing through the series with Chain of Memories, II: Final Mix & Dream Drop Distance to play - DDD Which I have never before, so excited by that! Of course leading up to Kingdom Hearts III Early 2019. Just having so much fund re-playing them, I did all the extras in BBS (Well on Aqua's campaign) & fully intend to do the extras on the other games too - I've never playedt he Final Mix content on Kingdom Hearts II before so excited for that too!

General / Debate - Are Video Game Strategy Guides Redundant due to DLC?
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:41:00 am »
Ladies, Gents,

I was looking at some guides for games on eBay and a thought that often occurs resurfaced - Are Video Game Strategy Guides Redundant these days?

There is a lot to talk about on this debate, me personally as much as I wish to continue getting them I question their value. Of course, all the information you need is online, that's a given these days but I still like the idea of buying a Hardback companion guide with the latest BIG game - For me that is usually the next big JRPG.

However, the biggest hurdle I find now is that with the modern era of DLC, a lot of these guides can't cover the post release content - As they're release on the date of the original title. This is where I feel troubled, as I did with Final Fantasy XV. I've always bought the latest FF game with the premium Hardback Piggyback guide, I did with FFXV also and it served well for certain moments - Like the location of the Tombs for the Royal Arms. But with the Season Pass content, Extra events & even a 2nd Season Pass on the way, I just feel like the book is redundant - Paying £15-25 Which gets outdated within 6 months to a year is not a compelling proposition. If Kingdom Hearts III offers a guide I might skip on it this time round, which is a shame as I do like to have them upon my initial playthrough but if their lasting value is limited I can't quite commit to it.

But I find hunting older game guides satisfies my collector/gamer need - I really want to get Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep's guide to have all the item/command melding varities on a chart at hand. As with this game I had to have 3 or 4 seperate links saved to get this information which was pretty important. It's just more fulfilling to know that these guides content all the content and information I need for the experience.

But I was curious to see others perspective on this matter - Do you buy guides - if so are they for modern games?

Simply delighted!

I was waiting for this to go down digitally - reluctantly to I might add, but I was secretly hoping for this!

Pre-ordered @base for 19.85:

Hardware and Tech / New 4K TV - PS4 PRO Set-up Advice, YUV 422/2160P RGB?
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:38:11 am »

I recently upgraded to a 4K TV & upon playing around with it (Having to turn on the HDMI Ports to 'Enhanced'...) I got HDR to work with certain games like Horizon: Zero Dawn - Is there a definitive list for HDR games on PS4? I ask because I ran Rocket League & didn't get a notification prior to playing like on Horizon.

Before going on my TV & changing my HDMI Ports to Enhanced I could only get YUV 420 Output setting. 2610p - RGB was unsupported.

Now after changing my HDMI ports to Enhanced, I can select 2610p -RGB but when running Horizon I go back to the settings on my PS4 & it says that it is on a YUV 422 Mode.

It mentions about limitations to a HDMI 2.0 - Are HDMI Cables that support a 2160p RGB setting in-game available? Is it even worth it if so?

Also, a side note, how come I have to go on my TV setting and select Enhance to get my HDMI ports upgraded - I am guessing this is just for HDR support?

Also, here Is the TV I got Toshiba 43V6863DB:

Not so much these days, mainly due to a lot of the requirements for getting a Platinum Trophy on a game involve counts hours of fetch quests or collectables - which I find the most blandest form of padding to any game.

If I really enjoy the game I will seek out the majority of its content though, I'm currently playing Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep on PS4 (Which I can't express how good this looks for a PSP game!), I've had so much fun doign the post game content but to get the Platinum Trophy you have to beat all the tough bosses with all 3 characters - these encounters are the same i should add. I jsut kind of feel like I have already done that but to get every little detail in your Report notepad you have to do EVERYTHING, find every treasure chest, gain/buy every skill, it jsut reminds me of the grind to get all the weapons you never wanted in Final Fantasy XIII - A game I do enjoy. I'm jsut done with aimless grinding, hoarding, and fetch quests.

Classic Video Games / Re: xbox360 (and pc) games that don't make too ps3
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:45:24 am »
Handy for me aswell, I recently snagged a 360 Slim for a really good deal. Now I can finally play some of them wonderful JRPG exclusives like Lost Odysey & Blue Dragon

thanks for the list :)

Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Error Listings 2018
« on: October 05, 2018, 05:53:59 pm »
Whilst not an error it seems there has been a blockade spell cast on this listing:

I can't seem to edit this one and have better images for it:
So if anyone wants to test their Wizardry skills and see if they can add these images to the listing it would be appreciated - Dispel doesn't work!

Edit - Nevermind! Turns out my cover image for the game was MASSIVE, sorry for the post.

Neats, i had some time to look into it today adn it looks liek the Asian version rather than the Japanese version has English Menus!!!! Getting this right away!:


I noticed that DMC4 on the PS4 reached a greatest Hits Edition on Play-Asia:
I always thought the The japanese version didn't have English menus? is that correct for the Asian version too? Being at amroe affordable price is becoming more appealing.

Got more PS4 games this month:

The most interesting to note is Shadow of War - Defintive Edition The PAL version of this game actually comes with a 2nd Disc with the DLC installed on it! Interestingly the USA version of the game was a Code with the DLC! I noticed that this release was becoming sparse online - doesn't even have a listing for it! So I ordered the game on Amazon, more than what I'd like to have paid considering how cheap I got Shadow of Mordor GotY for but glad I have it all the same.

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