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by che_don_john
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer!
Replies: 268
Views: 3605

Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer!

Saw it this afternoon at the Science Museum Imax. Is there a thread yet to separately discuss the film so as to not spoil it for those who haven't seen it?
by che_don_john
Tue May 26, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Need For Speed - the reboot
Replies: 24
Views: 478

Re: Need For Speed - the reboot

I really enjoyed the Criterion NFS games (not played Rivals yet), but looks like this is being developed by someone else - is it DICE? Anyway, if there's one genre that absolutely does not need "a gripping narrative, a storyline that pulls you through the game", it's the arcade racer. But as long as...
by che_don_john
Tue May 05, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What are you currently playing?
Replies: 24185
Views: 482725

Re: What are you currently playing?

Been playing Sleeping Dogs for the past week or so, and I'm really enjoying it. The recreation of Hong Kong is superb, so much colour and vibrancy, really captures the tone and feel of what I imagine HK to be like (based on having visited other east-Asian cities). It also plays really well - driving...
by che_don_john
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Akihabara, Tokyo
Replies: 28
Views: 634

Re: Akihabara, Tokyo

Easier said then done, as with my current financial state, it would take a good while (Many years) for me to save up. Hell, I'm already saving to fly out to Mexico City hopefully this year if not the next so the only way I can REALLY save for a Japan holiday is when I am making the money to make su...
by che_don_john
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Akihabara, Tokyo
Replies: 28
Views: 634

Re: Akihabara, Tokyo

You don't know how badly I want to go to Japan, not just for gaming but many many other reasons too. At this rate, I may need to spend a whole month there to get everything off my list of things to do there.... :lol: I always wanted to go too, ever since Adam & Joe Go Tokyo, but it can be expensive...
by che_don_john
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Akihabara, Tokyo
Replies: 28
Views: 634

Re: Akihabara, Tokyo

Awesome, I was just there too! Bought a stack of Super Famicom games from Mandarake. That's a pretty awesome shop too, there's an entire retro floor and loads of other stuff. I completely forgot to visit Mandarake and have been kicking myself ever since. Don't know how I missed it - huge black buil...
by che_don_john
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Akihabara, Tokyo
Replies: 28
Views: 634

Akihabara, Tokyo

I went to Tokyo a couple of weeks ago, and out of the 6 days I was there I must have spent three in Akihabara! Fantastic place, and for those who haven't been I thoroughly recommend it (Tokyo/Japan in general is a wonderful place). There's lots of retro goodness in Akihabara. My favourite place was ...
by che_don_john
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3201

Re: Elite Dangerous

No it's a good point, MS would be loud about it. They love exclusives. Looks Likely for PS4 then... This from Edward Lewis, Community Manager of Frontier's forums: "Console debut in 2015 on Xbox One. We will be able to bring it to other platforms later and we'll talk about that when we have somethi...
by che_don_john
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3201

Re: Elite Dangerous

So, a question to those who have played the PC version - could this game work on a console? I'm thinking back to space-sims I used to love, like the X-wing series - there just were never enough buttons on a console controller to make a port work. I had a 12-button PC joystick and yet I still needed ...
by che_don_john
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3201

Re: Elite Dangerous

Every single day I get close to buying this, only to hesitate out of fear that my laptop wouldn't handle adequately. I was even contemplating getting a new PC. So, seeing this news changes things for me, as I'll no doubt get an X-Box One in the next year or so. Although, it would be even better if ...
by che_don_john
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3201

Re: Elite Dangerous

Im so happy this is actually getting a release. Personally I couldn't give a rats ass how different it is from the PC version... and it just makes a mockery of all those PC heads telling it will never happen on consoles in the early pages of this thread. They'll probably tell us now that the game's...
by che_don_john
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 200
Views: 3201

Re: Elite Dangerous

Well, well, well. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-03-04-elite-dangerous-confirmed-for-xbox-one Every single day I get close to buying this, only to hesitate out of fear that my laptop wouldn't handle adequately. I was even contemplating getting a new PC. So, seeing this news changes things fo...
by che_don_john
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Blade Runner sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 650

Re: Blade Runner sequel

Something has just reminded me that replicants were meant to be replicas of real humans (looks, or memories, or sometimes both). So, perhaps Harrison Ford will be playing the real (and naturally aged) Deckard? The real Deckard would have some use and value because he must have been a detective or la...
by che_don_john
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Blade Runner sequel
Replies: 28
Views: 650

Re: Blade Runner sequel

Antiriad2097 wrote:I knew this was on the way but didn't know Ford had signed up for it.

I wonder if they'll go into him being a replicant?
"The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 film".

From what I can remember, don't replicants have a 4-6 ear life span?
by che_don_john
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: current gen and previous gen
Replies: 153
Views: 2087

Re: current gen and previous gen

PS3/360 were quite a leap on their predecessors because of HD, online-play (as standard) and motion control/capturing. With PS4/One, I have yet to see any significant improvements in game graphics, save perhaps for better frame-rates and lighting. Online-play has, for me, taken a backward step now t...