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  1. It's a shame they've not adapted the UI for touch controls at all. I mean the touch controls work, but the buttons you need to press to open the court record, press witness statements etc are so tiny that no-one's going to bother. I'd rather play this with the touchscreen like it was still on the DS but as it stands I'd just be making life hard for myself.
  2. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro is 99p in the daily deal today. It's an acknowledged classic so a lot of people have probably already read it but if it's passed you by, it's well worth getting.
  3. I try to find something positive in every era of Doctor Who, but I'm genuinely delighted that Chibnall is going sooner than expected, he's been absolutely shit at this. And although Whittaker's done a good job, it's probably the right decision for them both to go at the same time. The whole show needs a good shake-up now and whoever comes in will hopefully have their own ideas for their own Doctor.
  4. I’m playing it and it’s superb so far, but it’s not really the kind of game you want to talk about while you’re playing it, because of spoilers. Also, it’s long so it’s going to take everyone a while to get through it.
  5. Yooka-Laylee was on Game Pass for a while, it's a shit Banjo-Kazooie clone but sometimes that's what you're in the mood for. Didn't run very well on the One X though, I'm hoping it's a little smoother on the Series consoles but it's an old game so it'll probably be just the same.
  6. I don't think they will - it's hard to see what they would do with it really apart from slightly fancier characters and backgrounds, and who really spends their time looking at those? They could probably have done more with those just on the Xbox One if they'd wanted to devote the development time to it. The game, all the instruments and all the DLC work on the Series X already (I assume it's the same for the PS5) so there's not a whole lot that needs to be done.
  7. Yeah I think Apollo Justice got a 3DS port, but none of that second trilogy have made it to Switch. I hope they do (especially now Great Ace Attorney Chronicles has proved they've got the 3D engine working) - I thought the second trilogy was at least as good as the first, and it never seems to get the same recognition. Spirit of Justice was particularly superb.
  8. I thought Lower Decks was going to be shit and it turned out to be the only decent Star Trek produced in the last fifteen years, so I'm more than willing to give this a go. Everyone hated The Clone Wars when it came out and now animated Star Wars is better than the live-action stuff. You won't find me judging this just because it's for kids.
  9. Just a quick follow-up on this one - I'm seeing the exact opposite, and I don't know why. One of the bonus levels for Hitman 3 ("The Icon") opens against a night sky and there was immediately loads of horrible banding apparent in default Xbox mode (little controller icon on the TV input). I haven't noticed it elsewhere but this was really obvious. I switched the input to the PC icon and it improved immensely - there's still a tiny bit of banding if you look for it but it's a clear and obvious improvement. I switched backwards and forwards a few times to confirm it wasn't placebo. All settings are the same, the only thing that's changed is switching the little icon on the TV input from a game controller to a PC. I don't know why this has made such a difference. As I understand it, PC mode on these TVs simply allows for 4:4:4 chroma, which should improve the appearance of small text but I wouldn't expect it to affect colour banding. It's almost like I've increased the colour depth or something. Anyway, I don't want to derail the Series X thread but just wanted to let you know.
  10. Whittaker's fine, I think, though it's kind of hard to tell as she's been given so little to work with. She's been good in other stuff I've seen her in. Here she's not really required to do much more than run from place to place and try to get a word in edgeways as her companions jabber away. Her Doctor is at best undefined (loosely based on Tennant, though, I think) and at worst wildly inconsistent in characterisation (the episode where she bravely saved Space Amazon from its troublesome workers being a particular low point). She's the least distinctive Doctor in terms of personality since the show returned, perhaps since the show began. The problems with the show at the moment are all to do with the writing. I'm dreading whatever the fallout from last season's Timeless Child bollocks is going to be, when the show returns. Chibnall seems obsessed with clarifying minor points of 1970s continuity while gleefully throwing out everything that RTD and Moffat worked to create. In terms of the next Doctor - I hope they don't return immediately to "white male" as it'll make Whittaker's Doctor look like a gimmick (and give the neckbeards something to crow about). I'm sure there are plenty of other women who could do the part justice, or maybe it's time for the first Doctor of Colour.
  11. At this point I'll accept trying anything that's a bit different, because the current iteration of the show isn't working for me at all. Here's hoping for Children of Earth rather than Trial of a Timelord, though.
  12. I've never played a Dark Souls game. Hopefully now you've bought the whole trilogy, they'll all be on Game Pass next month!
  13. Yeah, one of the first things I did was disable Instant Game Response and just set the input into Game mode permanently, that constant popup annoyed me almost immediately. Thinking about it, several of the guides I've followed to setting this thing up recommended changing the input icon of the Xbox to make the TV think it's a PC, apparently it increases the quality of the chroma subsampling or some such bollocks I'd probably not even notice. That would increase the bandwidth requirements, I might try reverting that setting specifically and see if it makes any difference.
  14. Anyone with a Series X and an LG OLED TV had the telly randomly crap out to a black screen and an "Invalid Format" error? Had it this morning in the middle of playing Halo Master Chief Collection. Game started fine but then crapped out about thirty seconds into a level. I can see a few reports on various sites of people experiencing the same thing but no real solutions. I've only had the TV a few days so a bit new to all this. Halo is pretty much the only thing I've tried at 4K/120fps/HDR so I'm wondering if it's an HDMI bandwidth thing. Using the cable that came with the Xbox and apart from this everything has been splendid.
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