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BlueOdin

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Anyone else having a faulty X button on their Dualsense? Mine feels sticky sometimes and doesn’t seem to come up as smoothly after a button press like the other buttons. Thought about buying another one because of that but I would like to wait for more colours to be available first.

Anyway, almost two months later I still have a good time with the PS5. If I wouldn’t be too used to the way everything works on PC I would probably be the closest to switching since getting my 360. At least I am now more open to get games on console again if I don’t have any other choice.

Also bought Super Meat Boy Forever on Switch and I don’t know. People bemoan it being an autorunner but I think that is the best thing about it and feels like the natural evolution of Super Meat Boy. Pressing jumps and other inputs feel as tight as they should. The only thing they should’ve done is mapping jump to its own button instead of making the game control with just one. In my limited I had several instances where I missed a walljump because I was one pixel too far. While I have seen some crazy stuff from the game and what it does with it being an autorunner (someone on a Discord server shared a level of a Mega Man bossfight as an autorunner) a bit into world 2 the game feels rather trite. The soundtrack sounds uninspired, the visuals are what I know and so far the dangers for Meat Boy and Co. have been the same as in Super.
While I like what I have seen from later levels I don’t know if I have the will to go so far. MaybeI will come back to it every now and then. But as it is now if the eShop had a refund system I would probably return it.
 

Li Kao

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I just saw that Monster Hunter Stories is discounted to 5 euros something on iOS for the next few days.
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I will bite.
 
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Li Kao

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I bought it, too, for that price. Now I am looking forward to never playing it :toucan:
Me too. It has been ages since I was a mobile player, it's not really a blip on my radar these days. So a JRPG ? I mean, that's cool it's not a gacha game, but it asks for some dedication I'm not sure I have anymore.
But yeah, 5 something, last we heard the game is not to be ported, well... ok.
 
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Me too. It has been ages since I was a mobile player, it's not really a blip on my radar these days. So a JRPG ? I mean, that's cool it's not a gacha game, but it asks for some dedication I'm not sure I have anymore.
But yeah, 5 something, last we heard the game is not to be ported, well... ok.
Yeah, my motivation for buying it, too. While I don't plan on playing much on mobile I am still playing with the thought of getting something like the Backbone One controller for my iPhone to play something like Monster Hunter Stories. But I don't know when or if I do that. Could also play it with a stand and a paired controller but that wouldn't feel right.
Regardless of how to do it: The game was cheaper this way than buying a 3DS cartridge
 
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Started playing Mercenaries 2 on PS3 tonight, great silly fun. Lots of destruction and shenanigans. Feels a lot like Just Cause 2/3 but without the zip line.

Hilariously since EA took down the multiplayer servers if you try and play the game with the console connected to the internet, it hangs the system and you need to power cycle the console. Playing offline is fine.
 
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Started playing Mercenaries 2 on PS3 tonight, great silly fun. Lots of destruction and shenanigans. Feels a lot like Just Cause 2/3 but without the zip line.

Hilariously since EA took down the multiplayer servers if you try and play the game with the console connected to the internet, it hangs the system and you need to power cycle the console. Playing offline is fine.
Yeah, Mercenaries 2 is really fun. I want to replay it down the road.
 

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Tried a few more Ps3 games from my weird collection.

Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer - bad and uninspired.

Amazing Spiderman 2 - this is pretty decent so far, Spidey ps4 definitely cribbed a lot from this.

Next up, Starhawk.
 
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I was looking up XBOX360's Japanese exclusives and found a few games that make me question "why the fuck would you release these on 360".



From left to right:

No Fate! ~Only the Power of Will~ (also has PSP version)
Ore no Yome ~Anata Dake no Hanayome~
Majiten ~Maji de Tenshi o Tsukuttemita~

I remember there was a time when 5pb releasing VN exclusive on the xbox. Maybe Microsoft did an incentive program to get some VN publishers on board with the console? It is also very weird that Ore no Yome and Majiten are Xbox360 exclusives. They have never released on PS3 or PC.
 

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maybe the target audience is just thirsty enough to justify buying a console for one or more of those games :dabblob:
 

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maybe the target audience is just thirsty enough to justify buying a console for one or more of those games :dabblob:
i had too much free time so I checked their sales in Game Data Library. Ore no Yome sold surprisingly well while the other two sold like shit lol.
No Fate! ~Only the Power of Will~ said:
System
Title
FW
LTD
PSPNo Fate! Only the Power of Will2.3005.259
360No Fate! Only the Power of Will2.4954.259
Ore no Yome ~Anata Dake no Hanayome~ said:
SystemTitleFWLTD
360Ore no Yome: Anata Dake no Hanayome10.58418.103
Majiten ~Maji de Tenshi o Tsukuttemita~ said:
SystemTitleFWLTD
360Maji-Tan: Maji de Tenshi o Sakutte Mita1.9304.636
 
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NarohDethan

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I was looking up XBOX360's Japanese exclusives and found a few games that make me question "why the fuck would you release these on 360".



From left to right:

No Fate! ~Only the Power of Will~ (also has PSP version)
Ore no Yome ~Anata Dake no Hanayome~
Majiten ~Maji de Tenshi o Tsukuttemita~

I remember there was a time when 5pb releasing VN exclusive on the xbox. Maybe Microsoft did an incentive program to get some VN publishers on board with the console? It is also very weird that Ore no Yome and Majiten are Xbox360 exclusives. They have never released on PS3 or PC.
Microsoft tried very hard to get into Japan those days. Plus the PS3 was a joke there.
 

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So how reliable are the odds of a switch ''pro''?

How does the Switch lite fare with the games?
 

NarohDethan

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So how reliable are the odds of a switch ''pro''?

How does the Switch lite fare with the games?
Personal take: with the Switch selling bajillions, there's no need until the next gen Switch. And I think just a handful of games don't work on Switch lite.
 

NarohDethan

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What kind of games don't work on the lite?
IIRC the only one that flat out doesnt work is Mario Party, other games need separate joycons or are very uncomfortable to play such as ring fit adventure or just dance
 

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So how reliable are the odds of a switch ''pro''?

How does the Switch lite fare with the games?
nintendo's been releasing a new handheld every 2 years since the game boy pocket

pocket > color > advance > advance sp > ds > ds lite > dsi > 3ds > 2ds > new 3ds > switch > switch lite

the stage is essentially now set and seeing so much smoke from leaks basically confirms the switch pro

coronavirus probably gummed up the works on a launch date though so I'd expect it to release sometime from march until the end of the year
 

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Really ridiculous they thought they could double the price of yearly gold without changing or adding anything to the sub. There is no way to get away with that wtf.

Like if they said they would double the amount of games with gold every month...maybe they could have gotten away with it. And even then people would still be pissed. You would have to add a lot of perks to the sub for a price increase like that to make sense.

Making F2P multi free is the easiest way to make people gradually drop Gold and sub into GPU over time as their 1st party kicks into 5th gear. Its the right move.
 
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I have a gut feeling Destruction All-Stars isn't gonna do well playerwise next month. Being free with Plus will help, but the lack of PS5 owners wont.
 

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I thought after Cyberpunk I'd be done with the open world checklist stuff for a while. But something about Immortals: Fenyx Rising makes me want to pick it up for my PS5. I think the most likely culprit is it being a colorful game that I want to play on my OLED. Been looking at deals the past few days.
 
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I seriously gotta find time for Paper Mario Origami King and Pokemon Sword. I bought them last year november or december and still have to start them up.

Im gonna start Mario first as I assume Pokemon takes longer to finish.
 

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If you're a fan of platformers, don't sleep on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. I usually dislike the LittleBigPlanet series, but decided to rent it and it was pretty darn good. It feels like a mix between Super Mario 3D World and a Yoshi game. The level design is far more inventive than I thought it would be and the platforming physics aren't nearly as floaty and weightless as prior LittleBIgPlanet games. I didn't bother getting 100%, but I might buy a digital copy when it drops to $20 so I can replay it and do that.
 
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Got 16 600 reward points in total this month, not bad! Only got 4500 gamer score in the challenge.

Also anyone have a problem with the daily challenge of having to log into the app not unlocking? It stopped working for me when the app updated.
 
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NarohDethan

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Got 16 600 reward points in total this month, not bad! Only got 4500 gamer score in the challenge.

Also anyone have a problem with the daily challenge of having to log into the app not unlocking? It stopped working for me when the app updated.
It takes a minute or two for the challenge to pop up
 
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Im considering purchasing a voucher set to use on Mario 3D World and All-Stars. Biggest problem is that Ive already played 3D World on my Wii U and Mario Galaxy on my Wii.

Considering MH Rise, MH Stories 2 are seemingly coming to PC and Bravely Default 2 might too, there isn't much else of upcoming games for my Switch as I use it for exclusives only.
 
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Javetus

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Got asked today if the Switch Lite is a good addon to a normal switch and I have no idea. I guess they mean using the og Switch as a docked console and the Lite as a portable.

What do the Switch owners think? Does nintendo have a good cloud system to allow that?