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    Settlers of Catan

    Another question... other than the name change (Catan rather than "Settlers of Catan") and the revised artwork, are there any changes to the rules of the game, following the 2015 revised editions of Catan?
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    Settlers of Catan

    I have a question for which I'm hoping the wise knowledge of rllmuk can bestow me an answer! I am aware that Settlers of Catan has recently been updated/revised to a version known only as Catan. I have an older version of the base game (code 3061 on the box), but my question is if I buy a more recent expansion, will it be compatible with my base-game. I would ideally like to get hold of the Barbarians & Traders expansion to match the version that I have, but failing that I'll buy the more recent B&T version... IF it is 100% compatible. I think the artwork is slightly different, but hopefully this would not be too jarring? Has anyone here combined recent Catan expansions with older print versions of the base game?
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    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    I still find it odd that there are no Nintendo magazines on the shelves. Especially given the success of Switch, and the rich history that a dedicated Nintendo magazine could draw from.
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    Goodbye Games TM (and Gamesmaster)

    Unfortunately magazines (not just games-related ones) are often too expensive to be an impulse purchase, which no doubt contributes to a decline in sales. I'll occasionally pick up the official PlayStation magazine but it grates on me that the £5.99 includes "free" gifts. I'm a long-term subscriber to Edge, so I'm on a good direct debit rate (I noticed on this month's cover that the magazine is now "£SIX"). Sad to hear of the demise of gamestm; like others have mentioned here, the wealth of content reminded me of Arcade magazine.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    This absolutely has to have Gran Turismo on it.
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    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    Ha ha, I've considered off-loading my collection once or twice, because it's growing every month and taking over my shelving... BUT I do like to go back through old issues from time-to-time, and Edge is an encyclopedia of the best videogame journalism since its launch in 1993. There's also the superb design that complements the written words (take those issue 323 covers, for example!). When I moved house several years ago, it was an epic task carrying continual arm-loads of Edge magazines out of the house and into the new one (our new house is directly opposite our old house). I think the neighbours probably enjoyed watching me sweat as I hauled the future of interactive entertainment from one building to the other.
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    Edge #323 25th Anniversary Edition

    I was hoping for that sort of thing too, although Edge have done "behind the scenes" features at least twice before. I can't remember when exactly, but I'm sure they did a "Making of" Edge in one of the other anniversary issues. All the same, it would be great to have a new feature looking back over the 25 years, from a gaming point of view AND from the magazine's perspective. I also think Edge should revive the "File" special editions that lasted for three issues (collating a years worth of the best of Edge in each edition). In answer to the question @MattyP, there isn't anything in the latest mag that covers the history of Edge.
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    EDGE #322 - The E3 Issue

    When I opened it, I presumed all subscription copies were printed in this way. I hadn't realised mine was quite so limited edition! I'm going to bury in it a time capsule in the garden.
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    EDGE #322 - The E3 Issue

    PM sent, I'd be grateful for an Edge in all its full-cover glory!
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    EDGE #322 - The E3 Issue

    Please look away now, anyone who is offended by a slip in Edge's usual high standards... here's my subscriber copy of Edge 322 with the cover on inside out. Truly an horrific sight. Amiga Power NEVER did this to me. And because the back cover is the same, I don't know if I'm holding my Edge upside down unless I open it to look at the inside contents!!! Disgusting.
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    EDGE #322 - The E3 Issue

    My subscriber copy is very limited edition... the "cover" is in fact on the inside page (and upside down) and my cover is what should have been inside... a predominantly black cover with a grey E3 pattern. Basically, the cover seems to have been applied inside out!
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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    I'll admit I'm not a regular visitor to the Legend of Zelda series, but I've recently bought BOTW and it's an absolutely incredible game. In fact, it's gripped me enough that I feel compelled to buy some Amiibo for it (and I've not tended to buy them in the past) but - after browsing online - I now realise I'm late to the Amiibo BOTW party, and they're only available at extortionate prices. I have a question that has probably been asked a million times online (apologies!) but when an Amiibo range shows as "out of stock" on the official Nintendo store, what are the odds of there being a subsequent re-release? Is it unlikely that the Breath of The Wild Amiibo collection will be on general sale again? I'd even settle for unboxed secondhand ones, but there doesn't even seem to be many of those on eBay.
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    Stardew Valley

    Help me out guys. I've had a little play around with this game (on Switch) but I feel too daunted to properly dive into it. Can I literally play it at my own pace, or if I haven't introduced myself to specific characters after a certain number of days, does that limit potential opportunities in the future? I realise that the sooner I plant things correctly, the sooner I'd reap the rewards, but does it really matter how long you take to achieve certain things, as long as you get there in the end?
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    20 years ago today - PAL N64 Launch

    It was Goldeneye that originally persuaded me to buy my first Nintendo console, but as soon as I loaded up Super Mario 64 I realised the error I had made in not having Mario in my life sooner. Here's my sticker-covered original boxed SM64 game from 1996. Wave Race still plays magnificently; those water effects still look great in 2018. I've written a new blog post about Mario right here - please do give it a read!
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

    The bit where Yondu was using his magic arrow to slaughter everybody on the ship... Were we meant to be cheering him on? It felt a bit jarring to me. It kind of reminded me of A View To A Kill when Christopher Walken is machine-gunning all his employees.

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