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Marzy said:
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Off eShop, since it was on sale.

Forgot how many small helpful features it lacked over the newer games! Feels good to play through the original again though. Loved the stripped back gameplay, without the unnecessary and confusing bulk Pokémon X and Y added.


I bought the red version on sale, since I always only owned Yellow on cartridge. I have since finished played Red, and re-started playing my cartridge of Yellow from scratch, trying to build a great team to finally beat Pokémon Stadium with it. I hooked it to my old CRT TV, with the Transfer Pak and all, playing the Game Boy cart on my TV in Doduo mode to train Pokémon faster and all. Nostalgia mate ^^ !

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Very nice, Rudy! Smilie I saw you did some battery replacement for your Pokemon Silver cart. Are you planning on playing that next? It amazes me how much of a step up Gold and Silver were replaying the originals again. Just lots of nice quality of life features added in.

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Very nice, Rudy! Smilie I saw you did some battery replacement for your Pokemon Silver cart. Are you planning on playing that next? It amazes me how much of a step up Gold and Silver were replaying the originals again. Just lots of nice quality of life features added in.

Indeed I have already started replaying it just as far as unlocking the time capsule so I could trade pokémon between my yellow and silver cartridges to evolve some of them. In Stadium I'm on Round 2, so I have to replay all cups and challenges just in a harder difficulty setting to unlock surfing Pikachu and I might try to unlock Amnesia Psyduck as well before I fully move on to Silver and Stadium 2. Besides, my competitive Pokémon from Yellow will be useful to complete the other game as well.
 

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Cracking choice mate. Love this game!

I play games... sometimes.

Batman Arkham Asylum: GOTY Edition. Got it on Steam in a Batman sale for like £3.

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Also Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box. It's a daily deal on Steam and still up at the moment. £2.49.

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Cracking choice mate. Love this game!

Yeah, have DOA2 on Dreamcast, but wanted to add the PS2 version to the collection, and since my PS2 is still set up at the moment, I can give it a go. Shame I don't have a 360 to add DOA3 and 4.

Also added this now:

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Burnout Paradise is amazing, Marzy. With Criterion saying no Burnout games are being made right now and EA talking about remasters, I hope they remaster Paradise. I'd be all over it.

( Edited 21.08.2016 15:51 by Azuardo )

Burnout Paradise is amazing, Marzy. With Criterion saying no Burnout games are being made right now and EA talking about remasters, I hope they remaster Paradise. I'd be all over it.

Just been playing it and it still has the Burnout feeling I remember from Burnout 2. Really good fun! The sense of speed is amazing. Wish they were allowed to make a new Burnout, but I'd take HD remasters of the older ones, too. Burnout 2 was my favourite.
 

What's the best traditional Burnout title then? Is it Burnout 2? Paradise is a bit different since the goal isn't to crash into others, but I never played a traditional Burnout game.

Definitely Burnout 2, for me. It took everything that was good from the first and made it soooo much better. It really just feels like the essence of Burnout, to me.

I really love Burnout Paradise from what I've played so far and it feels like a Burnout game from how the cars handles and such, but as you said it is a bit different. You have a whole map to just freely drive around and the racing takes place on it, rather than having separate more linear areas to jump into and race. You also had a countdown timer in Burnout 2, where you had to hit checkpoints in time to extend it, so it felt like a arcade experience a lot more.

I think overall I prefer Burnout 2, but they're both fantastic in their own ways. I need to play more of Paradise though to say for sure.

Burnout 2 also has one of the most fun multiplayer modes ever. The Crash mode where you have to crash into traffic and try and get the highest amount of damage score. So good!

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Spare a thought for Burnout 3 Takedown! I think that was the pinnacle of the series. 

Burnout 2 was arcade heaven, but Takedown had a better range of additional modes, after-touch crashes and if I recall correctly- it was a much bigger game. 

 

I never really played Takedown much. I had a quick play of it once or twice so I don't really remember that much about it. I imagine it was fantastic though, I think all them were after Burnout 2. I will have to play through it sometime!
 

In that case...

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There we go.

I picked up some AKG K7XX headphones at the weekend and the difference in quality between these and my Beats I was using before is astronomical. They're reference headphones so obviously some of the lower end sounds a bit, I dunno, clinical but it's a true reflection of what the artist would be hearing and intending in the studio. The velour ear cups are incredibly comfortable too so you don't feel it after wearing them during long periods. The K7XX are also an open back design so the soundstage is massive. Overall: Very happy Jambo.

Last month I picked up a Corsair Strafe mechanical keyboard and a Razer Deathadder mouse. Both are excellent and massive steps up from my old set up. Smilie

Good headphones make all the difference! I love my Philips Fidelio X1 Smilie

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I have a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, also great! 

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I use them for videogames mostly and it always makes the experience even better!
 

I almost went for the M50x's but in the end decided to try out open rather than closed headphones. They're really well reviewed!

Ooo, yeah, open are meant to have amazing sound. Always wanted to try a pair, to see what it's like.

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Very nice limited edition Smilie

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I remember playing that Bouncer game YEARS ago, can't remember if it was any good though.

Yeah, dunno really. Just bought it for the collection mainly, but the good old days of Squaresoft made me want to check it out.

Looks like this was also the beginning of Nomura's overused art style too, more or less, with the belts, necklaces, an exaggerated chunkiness, and all that crap. Some of his works are great, but the man seems like such a generic artist today. Getting so bored of most of his stuff. I mean, you can see Sora, Cloud, Squall, Tidus and probably others in that Bouncer cover guy alone. Just so same old.

Azuardo said:
Yeah, dunno really. Just bought it for the collection mainly, but the good old days of Squaresoft made me want to check it out.

Looks like this was also the beginning of Nomura's overused art style too, more or less, with the belts, necklaces, an exaggerated chunkiness, and all that crap. Some of his works are great, but the man seems like such a generic artist today. Getting so bored of most of his stuff. I mean, you can see Sora, Cloud, Squall, Tidus and probably others in that Bouncer cover guy alone. Just so same old.


Yeah, the design of the character definitely looks like some hybrid of all of those characters. Although I would like them to release the KH collections on PS4, don't want to have to buy a PS3 just for those. I can't see that happening though, just like I can't see Kingdom Hearts 3 ever releasing. Smilie

I still think they'll probably release on PS4. Just makes sense to do it before KH3 comes out. Same reason why they'll probably do remasters of Shenmue 1 and 2.

Another for the collection:

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