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Jim_Cacher

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I digged out my Xbox360 slim and found that it still works. :cat-heart-blob:

Pretty crazy to look at these old, big consoles being weaker than smartphones or switch nowadays. I remember enjoying the hell out of Mass Effect or Assassin's Creed even though they ran like shit on it. Now, lower than 60 fps? Unplayable.

I will try to search for old titles that I missed and are console exclusive. Pretty sure there are still so many games stuck on consoles and never got ported elsewhere.
 
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Sorry for the double posts. Just want to share what I got in the afternoon.

  • Blue Dragon
  • Ace Combat 6
  • Beautiful Katamari




All three of them are XBOX360 exclusives and they only cost around 12 bucks. Somehow I had never played Blue Dragon before even though my older brother did. Being a big fan of Dragon Quest, he comments that it is a good JRPG but the game is too easy to play (hence there is a free difficulty DLC). Launched the game just now and it still looks good but the framerate is a bit poor. The framerate gets a boost on XB1 so I wonder if it will be even smoother on Series X.

 
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You gotta be fucking shitting me:

While you’ll no longer be able to purchase PS3 and PS Vita content from the PS Store on web and mobile, the platform holder is not shutting the storefronts down; you’ll still be able to buy content for both consoles using their native PS Store apps, although Sony has been failing to display new releases in the PS Vita storefront for years now.
 

NarohDethan

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Sony doesn't care about BC. They would rather sell you an enhanced collection.

Hektor Crash 4 is like 70 bucks here, worth?
 

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I mean I don't really believe they will, but that would give Sony a chance to bring a (final) version of the (PS3's in particular) on-device store that is actually usable again. The multiplatform user interface has bogged down the store on PS3 for years now, to the point of regularly crashing the store by running out of memory if you browse it too hard (e.g. longer than 10 minutes).
 

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I came here to to post a humble brag about some achievement I got in Snake Pass on Xbox, but instead I'm going to complain about Microsoft, who have managed to first shoehorn in and subsequently completely erase a Mixer integration into the Xbox One dashboard within the span of three years, but since 2013 provide no way to share events from your activity feed.
 

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Youtube compression is not kind on this game.

3 modes for Series X:
  • Image Quality - Dynamic 4k @ 60 FPS, holds 4k most of the time with a locked 60.
  • Frame-rate - Dynamic 4k @ 60 FPS, but with higher graphical settings. Better shadows, better texture-filtering, higher crow density.
  • 120 FPS mode - Dynamic 1440p @ 120 FPS, with drops to 1080p. 120 FPS 98% of the time, with the lowest drop to 90.
 

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I came here to to post a humble brag about some achievement I got in Snake Pass on Xbox, but instead I'm going to complain about Microsoft, who have managed to first shoehorn in and subsequently completely erase a Mixer integration into the Xbox One dashboard within the span of three years, but since 2013 provide no way to share events from your activity feed.
In fact, I just noticed while playing some Rayman Legends, that this is actually a regression from Xbox 360, which let you share achievements you unlocked on Facebook (which I don't have an account on, but it's more than the big fat nothing of right now).
 
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I'm warming up to the Xbox ecosystem, and Microsoft Rewards is a big part of it. But with Gamepass being such an insane value proposition, the Series X will be my console of choice in the foreseeable future (for non Nintendo games of course)
 
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Im working on finishing up my PS4 backlog this week in order for me to retire the device.

Currently bought that Im not done with:

Ghost of Tsushima - just started the last act
Odin's Sphere - this game is odd because it's beautiful and the combat quite good, but I find it very repetive and confusing im some ways, so not sure if I will finish it, but will give it a new try
Crash Team Racing - I haven't had PS Plus since january so I don't care about online, but I will give the story second try, didn't find it interesting last time I tried
MediEvil - just bought on sale

Otherwise on my wishlist is:

13 Aegis Sentinel - not interested in it for full price (70$), so will wait regardless
Iron Man VR - wait for a good sale, heard mixed impressions
Yakuza Collection - wait for a deep sale or PC version
Yakuza 6 - wait for a deep sale or PC version
Judgement - wait for a deep sale or PC version
 
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I don't see any playtime tracking here. :(

It's my most wanted feature for the PS5.
 

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Youtube compression is not kind on this game.

3 modes for Series X:
  • Image Quality - Dynamic 4k @ 60 FPS, holds 4k most of the time with a locked 60.
  • Frame-rate - Dynamic 4k @ 60 FPS, but with higher graphical settings. Better shadows, better texture-filtering, higher crow density.
  • 120 FPS mode - Dynamic 1440p @ 120 FPS, with drops to 1080p. 120 FPS 98% of the time, with the lowest drop to 90.
Very cool to see 120fps being the new hotness. It probably won't be available for 30fps games but that's a start.

Speaking stricly personnally, 60fps is enough but some games do benefit quite tremendously from 144hz, Doom Eternal like most FPS for example.

At 1440p it's very tough to even aim for it in modern AAA titles that are designed for 30fps.
 

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Me too! I do fear a bit, I won't know if I can get it until I go to the store on November 10th to try and get it. Talk about disappointment having to go out of the store empty-handed knowing I will have to wait months or years.XD
Oh no, I'm going to get one next year. Sadly I don't have the money to spend on a new machine. But I def will get one of those new controllers.
 
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With the exception of Iron Man VR (waiting for sale), 13 Aegis (waiting for sale), Yakuza Collection (wait for PC), Yakuza 6 (wait for PC) and Judgement (PC or PSN sale) Im quite frankly finished with my PS4.
 
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Oh no, I'm going to get one next year. Sadly I don't have the money to spend on a new machine. But I def will get one of those new controllers.
Only hope I have is the all access thing and that's the thing I have to try at the store on release. But in December I might try to get the series S if I manage to stock up on canned food during November.
 
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A shame to hear that. PS4 has been gang busters for me. But part of that is that I've had a garbage pc since 2016 and I used to rent games from my library and redbox.

Long live the PS4! Horizon Zero Dawn 2 and Superman Miles Morales here we come! (Cyberpunk 2077 is gonna be the succ on PS4)
I didn't mean it like that. :p

Im finished in regards that I have finished the exclusives that interest me and theres nothing else Im waiting for.

Like Iron Man VR or 13 Aegis can be played on PS5 whenever I get it.
 

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With the exception of Iron Man VR (waiting for sale), 13 Aegis (waiting for sale), Yakuza Collection (wait for PC), Yakuza 6 (wait for PC) and Judgement (PC or PSN sale) Im quite frankly finished with my PS4.
My PS4 has been unplugged and it is sitting on my closet. Maybe I'll get a PS5...Christmas 2021
 

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I was pretty much done with PS4 after FF7R - I waited for The Last of Us Part II, but got bored of it pretty quickly, and I've since sold it.

Not sure I'll be back with PlayStation for a while at this point.
 
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Now that console seasonal sales deals are finally (ok, almost) on par with PC in terms of savings, I actually bought two games for PS4 yesterday - one from 2014 and one from 2017.

However, shortly after I did that I found out Sony updated PS4 Remote Play and the latest release of the Windows version needlessly dropped support for Windows 8.1 way ahead before its official EOL - after doing the same thing with Windows 7 three years prior.

What is it with Sony just pissing away unique selling points over the Xbox competition?
 
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Im starting to feel an highly increased interest in playing Demon's Souls, but there is no shop here that seems to be getting more PS5 in stock anytime soon...
 

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Bravely Default 2 pre-order page pops up on eshop. Potential mini Nintendo direct coming in 3.5 hours.

Edit: Age of Calamity demo as well. Pic in courtesy to MondoMega on era.
 
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Are 3rd Party Switch Docks still rubbish?
I want a second dock for downstairs but Nintendo are out of stock. There's a ton of 3rd party docks but they used to have a dodgy reputation of bricking your Switch a few years ago. I wondered if anything has changed?
 

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Are 3rd Party Switch Docks still rubbish?
I want a second dock for downstairs but Nintendo are out of stock. There's a ton of 3rd party docks but they used to have a dodgy reputation of bricking your Switch a few years ago. I wondered if anything has changed?
Last I heard, avoid like the plague.

Might be worth looking for second hand docks on eBay or something. I believe new official docks are still being sold in Asia so checking your importer of choice may be a better option, but expect to pay a handsome sum for one.
 
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C-Dub Thanks, that's what i feared. I'll check the local cash converters just up the road too. I need to get going on Ring Fit Adventure and there's no space in my room so rather than take everything apart everyday i just want another dock to setup in the living room.

With the weather getting kinda crappy now i need some indoor exercise instead.
 
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Oh FFS ! I wanted to sell my useless switch and they rerelease NMS, a series I completely missed.
 

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Expected NMS 1 and 2 ports but not so soon. Good stuff.

The new detective game from Koei Tecmo also looks very interesting.