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LowCostMonkey

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    Motor Sport, Games obviously, photography, movies, AV equipment, general geeky things basically.

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  1. LowCostMonkey

    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Just saw it. Did not disappoint. Genuinely brilliant.
  2. LowCostMonkey

    Turn your shield tv into an awesome emulation machine

    Looks like there will be a new Shield coming soon with a lot more power (using the Tegra Xavier t194). By the sound of it, it may also come with a large touch screen (13") and will have multiple UIs depending if it's docked or being used as a tablet (i.e. desktop / touchscreen / "dynamic"). Hopefully the extra power will mean better / more emulation capacity.
  3. LowCostMonkey

    The first one is still the best one

    The Need For Speed I think this one might just be me and I suspect a lot of you will think I'm straight up crazy. However, 1994's 'The Need For Speed' on the 3DO is one of my most favorite, or at least treasured, racing games ever. I thought it found the perfect line between car enthusiast purity and adrenaline pumping racing. The homage paid to each of the 5 cars was great, with a video about each one and lots of stats (all provided by the magazine Road & Track). They tried to make the cars feel as much like their real life counterparts as they could. It was like a next-gen version of Test Drive 2 (which I loved on the Amiga). The graphics were a revelation at the time and the scenery was beautiful. As a 14 year old kid, I would sometimes like to just get in one of the cars and drive around normally, not triggering the police chases. I found it awesome to just enjoy driving these awesome cars around these beautiful A to B street courses. Racing was more fun of course and the tournaments were very enjoyable. It was a bit easy to beat the other car in the duel mode however. Subsequent sequels, with the exception of the Shift sub-series, do seem to have moved that line further towards arcade style thrills. Which no doubt a lot people will prefer and probably pours cold water over my claims that the first is the best. I suppose this whole thread is quite subjective. None the less, whether the first one is the best or not, it certainly holds a treasured spot in my gaming memory.
  4. LowCostMonkey

    The first one is still the best one

    Theme Park Sure it was buggy as hell but it was a brilliant game that I still go back to even today. But the sequels? Oh my word, they were so so bad. Theme Park World had about as much in common with it's predecessor as Prince Harry and Prince Charles.
  5. LowCostMonkey

    The first one is still the best one

    Worms On the Amiga. It felt like a perfect game. The more recent versions are good but the initials sequels just felt bloated and the 3D version just didn't work for me. Although not as bad as 3D lemmings.
  6. LowCostMonkey

    Amiga Appreciation Thread

    I've recently started listening to Lorfarius excellent podcasts (love them btw and I will try to remember to leave a 5* star review next time). Anyhow, I was listening to the list of Patreon supporters at the end of an episode and I heard a name of a colleague who sits in my office (but who'm I know is not on RLLMUK). I went and asked if it was him and sure enough it was. Small world! Also goes to show how popular the podcast is. I'm very late to the party.
  7. LowCostMonkey

    Formula One - 2019 Season

    Why is he a cunt exactly? I've met him and he seemed to be a genuinely lovely fellow.
  8. LowCostMonkey

    Star Trek Discovery

    It always slightly bugs me in sci-fi that aliens have the same emotions and facial expressions as humans. I mean that's not even true on our planet. If a monkey gives you a toothy smile then man you had better start running. I do accept that all things considered, it's a somewhat minor gripe and it is also somewhat essential for story telling purposes.
  9. LowCostMonkey

    Star Trek Discovery

    I had an idea about where the plot might be heading. Spoilered just in case..
  10. LowCostMonkey

    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Holy moly that was a painful experience. I think it took me 10 minutes from start to finish to book it. It was going as slowly as me going up a slight incline. The only IMAX I could chose was a 3D one. So I went the small 2D regular joe screen.
  11. LowCostMonkey

    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    When do tickets go on sale for this? I thought it was supposed to be today but can't see them for sale. Ah, to answer my own question (after doing a webby web search), they were only rumoured to go onsale today. The important thing is, I didn't imagine it. Edit: They literally just became available to book as I refreshed the page.
  12. LowCostMonkey

    Formula One - 2019 Season

    That picture looks like it was taken at exactly the moment it hit 88mph.
  13. LowCostMonkey

    Formula One - 2019 Season

    Balls. I had a tenner on Leclerc at 5/1
  14. LowCostMonkey

    Formula One - 2019 Season

    That's 3 hours more than I've played it and I bought it at launch
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