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  1. The PS5's game lineup looks good enough, but that console design just irks me to no end.

    Namely, the apparent lack of a horizontal stand option, which pretty much guarantees that I won't have anywhere to put the damn thing, without completely reshuffling my TV and consoles (which currently isn't an option). Having no price tag yet also doesn't help.

    I'll most likely just stick with my PS4 Pro for the next year or so; wait and see how the PS5 does within its first retail year.

    (Also, screw All-Digital consoles. I hate them.)

    1. Tornado

      Tornado

      I'm pretty concerned that it has a Ryzen 7 equivalent and a 2080 equivalent (but by AMD, so it runs hotter and uses more power), but it barely has any ventilation.

    2. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Admittedly I'm not very tech-savvy, but yeah it doesn't really look well-ventilated from the images available.

    3. Won't Stop, Just Go

      Won't Stop, Just Go

      You actually can sit it on it's side.
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    4. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Huh, okay then. Looks kind of odd having the disc tray at the bottom, though.

  2. Yeah, both the Pokemon and Nintendo websites show that the passes are separate for both games, which I still think is completely unnecessary and just there so that TPC can get even more money out of people who bought both versions. ... Speaking of the games, I've been playing through Pokemon Sword these past few weeks via my brother's copy of the game. I'm about to start the league finals and, frankly, the game has been pretty dull so far. Aside from a couple exceptions, next-to-none of Galar's setpieces or characters have really grabbed my attention, and the almost non-existent plot doesn't help matters. It's all just so... boring. Still, the many British-isms scattered throughout the game are neat.
  3. Oh, it seems the kittens now know how to climb my bed:

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    Not that I'm really complaining, though.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      My compliments to their staches. They are dignified little loafs.

    2. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      they seem happy

    3. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Yeah, they really love to explore at the moment.

    4. Kittea

      Kittea

      D'awww!

  4. Re: Playable Eggman - From a plot standpoint, maybe do the old Hero/Dark split but instead of the stories happening simultaneously (like in SA2), have Eggman's story take place before Sonic's, detailing how he manages to take over... wherever it is he wants to take over this week. (If anyone's played Transformers: War for Cybertron, think something along that structure.)
  5. Just completed Persona 5 Royal. I've still got a couple challenges left to do, but they can wait until I start New Game Plus.

    In the meantime, I promised my brother I'd start Pokemon Sword once P5R was done, so... guess that's next on the agenda.

  6. So one of our cats has just had kittens. On the one hand, I'm rather concerned about how we're going to look after them properly during the lockdown.

    But on the other hand OH MY GOSH THEY'RE SO ADORABLE I WANT TO KEEP THEM FOREVER!

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      I want pictures.
      PICTURES OF THE KITTENS.

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    2. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      GIMMIE PICS OF THE BABS

    3. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      @Teoskaven @Failinhearts

      Well, if you insist:

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      (Took me a while to get a good shot without the younger siblings surrounding them)

    4. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      B A B S

  7. Just learned that one of our cats has been run over. The youngest one, too...

    1. Sean

      Sean

      Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this :( I've lost many cats this way before.

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Ooooh,  I hated reading this. I'm sorry man. 

    3. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      I'm really sorry for your loss, dude.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      This is awful news to hear, I'm sorry for your loss.

    5. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      That's horrible. I'm so sorry.

    6. Big Panda
    7. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      I'm so sorry to hear that 😥

    8. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      My condolences, sorry for your loss.

    9. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      Sorry to hear. Mom had to put one of her cats down the other day. Our neighbors had found it unable to walk one day. We're guessing it had some kind of nerve damage. While she was able to crawl around pretty well, she started having blood in her stool, so mom figured it was best to put her down. Made me sad, as she was among my favorites of her cats. I feel ya, buddy.

    10. E-122-Psi

      E-122-Psi

      I'm very sorry for your loss.

    11. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      Oh my God, I’m so sorry that happened to you. I feel you, because I had to watch two of my stepmom’s dogs get put down (albeit indirectly) after having cancer. One of them, a more recent than the first one, was still young.

    12. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Thank you all for the condolences. I've heard that at the very least, he wasn't in any pain from the accident, so that's one major worry averted.

      It's certainly impacted the family today, though. I'm not sure if my youngest siblings have been told about it yet, but my brother (who owned the cat) and mum have both been deeply upset by the loss.

    13. Stay at Home Ultima

      Stay at Home Ultima

      Really sorry to hear this happened.

  8. Decided to purchase some Switch games while they were on sale. Hopefully it should give me more incentive to actually play the damn console.

  9. Hmm, I'm having a bit of a conundrum.

    See, lately I've been playing through Persona 5 (the original version) after leaving it for a while, since quite a few people I know have been going through P5 Royal the past week or so.

    I've just wrapped up the third palace, but now I'm heavily debating whether it's worth purchasing Royal and starting a new game while I'm still in the early(ish) parts, or simply continuing with the original to the end and THEN getting Royal.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      If you intend to get Royal straight away, you’d be better off just nixing your play through on the original, and jump to Royal now.

      The base game is fully in tact, it just has new events littered through the main story. There’s only one significant change story wise. However it’s only present if you do the events needed to unlock the new content

      Spoiler

      In the base game, Joker turns himself in to get Shido arrested. In Royal, Akechi mysteriously returns alive, and turns himself in, saving Joker from turning himself in.

      Royal has a host of gameplay improvements that make it a lot better than the base game too. Confidants are easier to level up and there’s new collectibles called Will Seeds that give you exclusive items based on Palace bosses that significantly help. For example, Kaneshiro gives you one called Vault Master that buffs defence for all allies for 3 turns and it’s an absolute godsend. The royal content is also at least 20 hours long, and gives you far more time to finish your confidants, as the main game skips from December to Valentines, and then April.

      Also general tips, here’s a good team load out:

      Joker (Damage)

      Ryuji (Damage)

      Makoto (Defence buffs and occasionally heals)

      Morgana (Main Healer)

    2. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Yeah, the gameplay improvements are the main thing making the decision somewhat difficult for me.

      I wanted to go through the original just so I can at least have a general idea of when certain events/confidants/etc. are available, then take that knowledge and apply it to a Royal playthrough. But then I keep hearing more and more about the gameplay improvements and I'm just like "Wow, I sure wish I could do that in the original!"

      Honestly, I think the only other thing holding me back is the fact that I'm gonna have to build up my social stats all over again. It's the one aspect of daily life that I don't really enjoy...

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Yeah, the social links are a pain, but in fairness, you'll have to do them again if you plan to play Royal. Unless you've been specifically focusing on them, you won't get them done until Futaba or Okumura's palaces anyway. A few tips for that is that if you do Chihuya's first confidant event ASAP, you unlock an ability to up your social link points for a specific topic per day for 5000 yen. 

      Another improvement Royal also introduces is Joker being allowed to do activities in LeBlanc. You see how there's tons of times where Morgana will randomly tell you to sleep in the evening on story related days? Well, there's still a few, but the majority of the time, while you aren't allowed to go outside, you are allowed to do stuff in LeBlanc now, including activities to boost social links, making coffee/curry, and watching DVDs.

      Also, don't read books. Rent them, but do not read them. You want to wait for times on the bus, or free time in Kawakami's classes.

      Furthermore, Royal has much more SP restoration items, so you can finish palaces in one day and have more time for social links/confidants.

      In terms of confidants, I've done nearly all. You want to focus on:

      Sojiro - His coffee abilities are an absolute godsend due to being the consistent source of SP restoration, and he has the best storyline

      Kawakami: Her abilities are vital. She gives you free time during classes, and on her tenth event, you get an ability to get a massage that lets you do nighttime activites

      Ryuji: He's the only confidant you can do with no roadblocks, and it's worth getting combat upgrades to another party member early.

      Tae: Her shop items become absolutely vital later.

      The other Phantom Thieves are good choices too, although to me - Makoto, and Futaba are the best, since Makoto will be your defensive choice, while Futaba's buffs are great.

    4. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Thanks for the tips! I'll keep them in mind.

      Considering what you've told me, along with some of the clips I've seen online... yeah, I'll just start over in Royal. It just sounds like a far, FAR better experience overall. And hey, at least with all the OG DLC being absolutely free, plus the OG save data bonuses, getting through the first few palaces back to where I am in the original should be a piece of cake.

      Hmm... guess I might as well go for the Deluxe edition, seeing as it's only £5 more and nets me a costume pack that costs over double that amount on its own. (Seriously, the hell's up with that?!)

    5. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I know, that is mental. Atlus are trash when it comes to DLC pricing.

    6. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Yeah. Still, at least I can have everyone wearing matching DLC uniforms.

      (...Or I'll just use chibi Kasumi.)

    7. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I'm actually a bit annoyed because I really wanted the P5DSN costumes, especially for Makoto, Joker and Ann, but it's £8 and I ain't paying that much for a costume pack.

    8. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Oof, yeah that's not a good price. Though on my PSN, it says the costume packs are £5.79 each. Maybe they cut the price down recently?

      Tbh, a lot of the DLC (both original and Royal) just doesn't interest me. If it wasn't for the fact that P5 Ultimate was on sale for a HUUUUGE discount way back when, I'd never have bothered with any of the DLC (...besides Izanagi, maybe. I just love his design). Hell, even with all the DLC, the only costume I ever really used was the Shadow Operative suit for Joker, and the only DLC Personas I used were Izanagi and Kaguya.

      The only Royal DLC additions that kind of interest me are the Featherman and Persona Q costumes, as well as the Battle pack (the one with the P3 and P4 protagonists).

    9. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I grabbed a few of the DLC Personas for my run through Royal (the free ones from the base game I mean), specifically - Thanatos and Messiah, since both were high level and had good skills. I wanted something to help me blitz through Kamoshida and Madarame, since I had a playthough on the base game up to Madarame, but left it alone after awhile.

    10. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Heh, fair enough. Only time I summoned Messiah was to strengthen Arsene, since I wanted to use him again in Kaneshiro's palace but he was ridiculously underlevelled. (Plus, I still had a free Messiah Picaro summon on hand if need be.)

      I might use the higher-levelled Personas if I really want to just breeze through the opening (or if they have something useful for the twins' confidant challenges) but otherwise I'll probably just stick with Izanagi and Kaguya, since they're already more than powerful enough for the early game.

  10. Welp, I did it. I played and beat Sonic Forces from start to finish.

    And... I still don't really like it. The story's meh, almost all the levels practically play themselves, and the controls are some of the worst I've ever experienced in a Sonic game.

    The most entertainment I got out of it was - probably unsurprisingly - the Avatar customisation and some of their levels. Even then, however, those levels were only "fun" for me once I obtained the Drill Wispon.

    But hey, at least I can say I've played through the whole thing now, I guess...

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  12. So, it's that time again, huh?

    Welp, if there was any good day for me to play Sonic Forces, it'd probably be today...

  13. Ugh. I was hoping to catch up on Steven Universe Future in time for the finale, but it looks like the show's not available to watch on any streaming services here.

    ...Actually, it seems even the original series isn't fully available anymore. What the heck?

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      The original series is on Netflix, I just finished watching A Pale Single Rose on it a few minutes ago.

      It's only got Season 1, 4 and half of 5 though.

    2. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      That's an... odd combination of seasons to have. I'm thankfully caught up on the main series, though, since it was (mostly) all available on Now TV a while back.

      It's only Future that I really need to catch up on. I thought that Now TV would have it, since they tend to have all the modern Cartoon Network stuff. But they don't, and while they used to have all 5 seasons of SU (minus a couple episodes, for some bizarre reason) and the movie, now they only have the first three seasons. Which I guess is because Netflix have the last two...ish?

      The only service I can find in the UK that has SU Future is Amazon Prime, but they only have the first 6 episodes, all of which have to be bought seperately.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      The UK only has the first six episodes. CN UK is shit as usual.

    4. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Seriously?! Ugh, that's just great.

    5. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Yep, the only other option than waiting months for CN UK to get off their asses is checking YouTube and see if you can find the episodes before CN copyright strikes them down, but that's a long shot.

    6. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Yeah, guess so.

    7. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I hate this shit, seriously. We're in 2020, why do we still have months long delays for new episodes just because we're in another country? The last six episodes aired in December

    8. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Exactly! It's especially ridiculous and annoying since it basically prevents being able to have full discussions about the show, all because our country won't air the remaining episodes for a long while.

    9. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      It goes even further than that - Cartoon Network feels like it actively tries to discourage seeing the show. No home release to watch in order - Netflix has a random assortment, and even the link I have to record episodes still only records Season 1 episodes, and copies only S1 episodes at that because CN keeps airing them singlely and as two episodes in one, and in random orders too.

    10. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Oof. Yeah, I remember when I had CN a couple years back and they barely ever had episodes of Steven Universe on. They'd show Gumball, TTG and Regular Show a lot, maybe throw in the odd episode of We Bear Bears, Ninjago and Transformers, but SU? You maybe got one or two episodes a day.

    11. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Even now with more episodes, it still tends to be S1 episodes.

      Hell, CN US had this massive marketing push for SU The Movie - they advertised it everywhere, including on Toonami, and on other Turner channels. CN UK gave it no promotion, aired it late at about 8pm on a school night, and never showed it again.

    12. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Eeesh! So they really don't give a shit about the series.

      ...Y'know, the more I think about it, it's like the only constant SU content on the channel was those Dove PSAs they'd show during every single ad break.

  14. The Crash, Cortex, Crunch and Geary ones are unlocked with the update, yes, but the Megamix skin has to be bought.
  15. At this point, I'm just happy to no longer feel like I have to use specific characters for a whole month, just to have a good chance at getting all the rewards. It just felt like an unnecessary restriction (of sorts) to me. Gonna be checking the Pit Stop each day for the Beenox Megamix skin, maybe attempt the Oxide time trials for the Champion kart, but otherwise I dunno if I'll be coming back to this game too often. (Unless another Game Night comes along, that is.)
  16. It's heeeere...

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  17. Tbh, I think I would rather get an Xbox SX over a PS5 at the moment. Granted, that could change later on, but the latter's specs just aren't grabbing me right now.

    1. E-van

      E-van

      I'm still most likely getting a PS5 simply because I've never been interested in any Xbox exclusives but damn I'm real disappointed by the PS5 specs

    2. Tornado

      Tornado

      Them bringing up the variable clocks makes me think that Sony was caught with their pants down and they are reporting Boost clocks instead to try and narrow the gap between the two. I suspect the specs they did give are a bit idealized as a result, even when talking theoretical numbers like FLOP/s

    3. KHCast

      KHCast

      I don’t care much for specs, I care about more about how developers take advantage of the hardware, and of course exclusives. However barely any backwards compatibility is a big hit to me so idk how Sony's gonna get back my interest. They gotta really hit it out the ballpark with exclusives 

    4. Jango

      Jango

      You consider better specs more important than exclusives? Because I'll tell ya. PS exclusives are much better :V Unless you're reaaaaaally into Forza :P

    5. E-van

      E-van

      Only 825GB of storage is a huge deal breaker for me tbh, especially considering how stupid expensive these special SSDs are going to be. 500GB was already nearly unacceptable back in 2013 and this is even worse.

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I honestly don't care about the specs that much. Microsoft was running the show in specs for the last three or so years with the Xbox One X VS the PS4 Pro. 

      The key problem is the same thing as always - Microsoft do fuck all with that power. There was no good exclusives that utilised the extra power boost, and while games looked a little crisper and nicer when they made use of XBX's extra power, it wasn't anywhere near enough to justify buying it over buying a PS4 Pro with the better exclusive library. 

    7. Tornado

      Tornado

      I consider better specs more important than exclusives when it took 5 years of the system being out for there to be an exclusive (Spiderman) that I genuinely felt I was missing out on and wasn't available on Steam. The overwhelming majority of the games on the system won't be exclusives.

       

       

      I also expect Microsoft to put far more effort into enhancing XBone games on the system through backwards compatibility than I do Sony.

    8. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      @Jango Hey, I like Forza! (...Well, Forza Horizon, at least.)

      This isn't to say that I'd never consider getting a PS5, just that I don't see any benefits to getting one right now. Sure, some exclusives could make me want to get one eventually (*coughSpider-Man2cough*) but there aren't any just yet.

      And like @E-van says, 825GB of storage space isn't good either, especially for a next-gen console. Hell, I'd have thought we'd be getting 2TB models (or at least 1.5) by now, but nope!

    9. KHCast

      KHCast

      Yeah overall the PS5 really is sounding like a significantly smaller upgrade to the PS4 than the Xbox Series X is to the Xbox One. Like I don’t see why Sony is acting so secretive about the thing like it’s gonna blow things out of the water. Microsoft seems to actually be taking the criticism had towards the One and building off it, by promising exclusives and focusing at launch on its games. Sony...is just doing more of the same, with smaller upgrades, and had the balls to be smug and brush off the criticisms about backwards compatibility and doesn’t seem to consider it nearly as much of a selling point or big deal(likely they're going to rely on PSNow to do all that). All it’s really got going is potential exclusives, but that’s no guaranteed selling point if they don’t draw in people in large numbers, that feel the games presented justify the, more than likely, high cost of the system

    10. Won't Stop, Just Go

      Won't Stop, Just Go

      I am getting a ps5 simply because i always get a playstation and change scares me

    11. Jango

      Jango

      @Wraith i can relate haha

  18. So most - if not all - major film releases are now postponed, and now all the local cinemas are closing for an unspecified amount of time. So much for those free tickets...

    Guess all I've got to do now is catch up on my videogames backlog.

  19. Just got the Platinum trophy for SWJ:FO. Shame there's no New Game + option, otherwise I'd be tempted to give it another run at some point.

    Ah well, now I just need to decide whether to go back to Gravity Rush 2 or Persona 5...

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      gravity rush

  20. No E3 this year either? (Or at least, not in its traditional style?)

    Well shit, I'm kinda glad I haven't bought any tickets to any other conventions this year. The rate it's going, it feels like ALL the big summer events are gonna get cancelled.

  21. *sigh*

    Just once, I'd like for something at home to go right. To have my optimism actually pay off in some way.

    Instead, things just keep getting worse and I'm left wondering whether I'm really optimistic, or just desperate for some good news...

    1. Perkilator

      Perkilator

      Oh no...what happened?

    2. NegaMetallix

      NegaMetallix

      Various things. On the smaller scale of problems, we weren't able to easily switch internet providers like we were promised, so now we're stuck with a crappy wi-fi that takes forever just to load a single page.

      On the larger scale, we keep having debt collectors coming round the house at least once a week, causing my family a lot of panic. On top of that, I've recently been unable to contact a doctor regarding my depression, since the local surgery has seemingly been constantly busy all week.

    3. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Sometimes, optimism and desperation go hand in hand. They ain't mutually exclusive things, sometimes it's just the case in living in a world where the worst things can happen. They aren't mutually exclusive factors, in the end you're hoping for something.

      And some day, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but it pays off.

      You, and your family have survived this far. You might have to make some sacrifices, but I'm sure eventually, your financial issues will be a thing of the past.

      As for depression... yeah, that is tough. All I can suggest is to find people to reach out to, be they a friend, or family. Find something that makes you happy, even a bit. Sometimes the small things go a long way.

      Just trying to look on the bright side for you. Rooting for ya!

  22. Man, I can't wait to switch internet providers tomorrow. I'll finally be able to download all the updates I've missed, get back into online matches and most importantly, try out the FF7 remake demo!

  23. Okay, let's see if I can tackle some of these inquiries in order: I'll just tell you up front; if you're looking for any big, long-running and coherent storyline in Sonic the Hedgehog... you're not gonna find it. The early games are fine, but later on things start to get messy. VERY messy! Regarding Sonic's home; some early material mentions that he was raised on "Christmas Island", but we haven't ever seen that location in the games. He's more of a free spirit, always running from one adventure to the next, so he doesn't really have a home. As for the Chaos Emeralds, most of the early games treat them as bonus items you can obtain throughout the journey, in order to unlock the best ending (and get a snazzy power-up for Sonic). Yeah, disregard any mention of Mobius and Princess Sally. Those two names were added to Sonic CD's US manual to try and connect it to the then-current Sonic cartoon (which, as a heads-up, NONE of the cartoons over the years are canon to the games' storyline). The pink hedgehog from CD is Amy Rose, who goes on to be one of the series regulars over the years. And the planet... well, it's either just called "the earth" or "Sonic's world" depending on what the characters feel like calling it that day. Just to clear up the island names: Sonic 1 (and a few 8-bit titles) are set on South Island, Sonic 2 is set on West Side Island, and Sonic 3 is set on Angel Island. For most Sonic games? Yeah, it's basically the latter. For Sonic 3 specifically, though, there is a reason for them being here. Sonic actually has all 7 emeralds at the beginning of the game, but they're very quickly taken from him by Knuckles, who hides them away in the bonus stages. ... So uh, yeah. Hope that answers at least some of your questions.
  24. Damn, that MHA movie was awesome! A great cinema experience for me, too; people were laughing and cheering many times throughout the film!

  25. Heading off to see the new My Hero Academia movie! It'll be my first time watching an anime in cinemas, too.

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