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Mike S

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  1. Mike S

    SEGA AGES: OutRun

    VR is a sensational conversion and ridiculously addictive - chasing personal bests on the first track is all I've used the Switch for since buying VR a week or so ago. I struggled with Out Run as, for me, it has dated much more than VR but should probably give it another try as it was a game I liked much more than VT back in the day.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    After missing out on this when you recommended it a few months ago it has shown up on my Amazon front page today at £1.58. Not quite the bargain it was in March but still much cheaper than usual but yet another to add to my digital pile of shame...
  3. Yeah, I had no issue with the movement/shooting controls per se. The UI/menu system was a total mess though.,..
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    Chernobyl (HBO/Sky)

    It's been recommended a few times in this thread but the accompanying podcast is essential listening.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    I did not know that but that is very useful indeed. Thanks!
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    I do not know enough about gmail to know what you are talking about. Either way a new gmail took two mins..
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Japan e-store only for now but it is relatively easy to set up an account there..
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    It is a bit of a faff but only took ten minutes including struggling setting a new Gmail account, buying the credit, and struggling through the Jpanaese menus and I'm sure the account will come in handy sometime in the future. The game is well worth it though and must surely be heading West ASAP...
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Virtua Racing is the best £8.20 I've spent on the store in a long time. That is all.
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    Chernobyl (HBO/Sky)

    No. The reality is dramatic and horrific enough.
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    Chernobyl (HBO/Sky)

    Got to join in with the praise for this. Absolutely incredible, terrifying, TV of a very rare quality indeed and which really brings home the frontline horror of the incident as well as the madness of the institutions in charge. Best TV I've seen since 'The Terror'... I have now bought the book someone recommended up thread and shall also be listening to the podcasts as well as reading through those tweets @Fireproofradiator
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    Are cutscenes necessary?

    He's right and I was the same until I realised that the missions all pretty much play identically too. I stopped playing it then as the repetition was tiresome.
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    Are cutscenes necessary?

    That is literally why I play games and why they give me a different enjoyment to passive media.
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    Are cutscenes necessary?

    If there is an option to skip a cut scene then I take it. If there isn't an option to skip then my enjoyment of the game will be marred. Worst cases are games where some scenes are skippable but others are not as I find that especially infuriating. The only exception I make is for FROM games as they have short but usually very evocative scenes. Aside from them I can think of few games where I have cared enough about the story to not skip the cut scenes ASAP. They are a near total waste of game studio resources for me..
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