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    Anthem

    Take it with a pinch of salt, but apparently you can get coins from chests in Freeplay:
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    Anthem

    Couple of reviews in progress: https://www.destructoid.com/review-in-progress-anthem-542963.phtml https://www.mmorpg.com/anthem/columns/anthem-review-in-progress-a-solid-first-impression-1000013429 https://www.techradar.com/reviews/anthem Some positive early impressions.
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    Anthem

    Press servers went live last night apparently and the embargo lifted 25 mins ago so there's a slow drip feed of info coming through. Some info on micro-transactions available here: https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/anthem-microtransactions-what-you-can-buy-in-anthems-cosmetic-store/ My wonky maths works out the emote at being around £3 and a full armour set for £6.47 According to the reddit thread the game gives you 80k in coins at the start which is enough for the armour set and an emote.
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    Apex Legends

    Cheers @Blakey
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    Apex Legends

    I'll be intrigued to see how they monetise it. I read a good article yesterday (can't find it now though) about the future of EA, basically saying despite it's success, there's no real incentive at the moment to buy anything, with the skins and extras not being as appealing as Fortnite's skins. I'm guessing they'll follow some sort of season pass format a la Fornite?
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    Anthem

    I'm hopeful that a weeks worth of early access will let them patch out the remaining gremlins but who knows. I've seen a few developer threads that say they've sorted most of the issues people had with the beta demo, so at least mobs shouldn't vanish randomly now.
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    Daemon X Machina

    I gave this a bash and spent most of it wrestling with the controls. It's a shame, as I really wanted to like it. Also, having to stop and search for loot (after spending 20 seconds trying to find the sweet spot where it would actually let me) seemed to break the flow. It also seemed really slow. Probably doesn't help that the last third person shooter I played was Anthem, a game where whizzing about in mech suits controlled beautifully.
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    Tetris 99

    A few games of this last night and it's great - only managed a high of 16 though, and i've always thought of myself as being pretty good at Tetris. A good article here explaining the badge system: https://kotaku.com/tetris-99-doesnt-have-a-tutorial-so-heres-what-you-need-1832626364
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    Anthem

    I'm so excited for this. The impulsive part of my brain is telling me to sign up for Origin Access and get it for PC as well as PS4 just so I can play it early. Screw you and your silly marketing EA - my resolve is strong, i'm not falling for your tricks.
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    Apex Legends

    First win today, with one kill (the final one when both team mates were down) and then finished top three with four kills in the game after.
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    Daemon X Machina

    This looks ridiculously cool. Can't wait to give the demo a bash!
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    Nintendo Switch

    You forgot F-Zero (just like Nintendo)
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    Apex Legends

    I did absolutely appallingly at this last night. Didn't help we always got paired with a random that would run off from the offset and get killed really early. But yeah - i'm pretty shit at these games.
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    Oblivion (Elder Scrolls IV)

    I ended up putting some more time into this last night as social plans were scuppered by vomiting children. Managed to install several mods which all work despite having varying installation methods. In no particular order I installed: Obscuro's Oblivion Overhaul: A massive mod that completely reworks a lot of the game with the biggest changes being the levelling system and enemy levels, but there are loads of tweaks throughout the game making it a pretty different experience. Enhanced weaponry pack: Mod that adds hundred of new weapons. Character overhaul pack: vanilla Oblivion character models are awful - they all look like they've just had an allergic reaction. This fixes that. Enhanced waters: Graphic back that improves the underwater section. Deadly Reflex - combat mod that makes the swordplay less gash. Companion Vilja: this is the one Sir Terry got involved in. So far she's pretty impressive, and far more developed that any companion character Bethesda has ever done. She can lead you out of dungeons, spar with you, brew potions, practice spellcasting and all sorts. She can even become the lead adventurer and go on her own quest making you the companion. Apparently once you buy a house she'll even paint pictures and hang them in it. She's also a hellbent on killing everything that comes near you. Had a benny hill style chase over half the map because she was after a bear that tried to run off. Five minutes later around six bandits, a bear, three wolves and some crabs were all fighting as I sat back and watched, lobbing the occasional fireball.
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    The Division 2.

    I played about three hours of the first and got bored, but thanks for the offer @Duck
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    Apex Legends

    I'm happy to play both this and Anthem (a game with no PvP). Apples and oranges innit. The more I play this the more I love it. 10 million people is quite the achievement for a new IP and hopefully EA will learn that just a little restraint on the whole loot box/microtransactions thing reaps its own rewards. Seems Battlefront has taught them a lesson, but then again - it's EA. They're bound to fuck it up somehow. Had a fantastic game last night bagging 4 kills, and would have got a fifth if I didn't panic and balls up a weapon switch. The tactics i'm learning so far is to keep moving, stick like glue to your team mates and go for mid-range to close combat kills - give me an SMG with an extended mag and a shotgun in this and i'm a happy bunny.
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    Apex Legends

    I read last night that you can use his grapple to pull enemies towards you as well. I'm enjoying playing as the soldier character with the airstrike. Two smoke grandes in an area then chucking your airstrike beacon in so they don't see it is great.
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    Apex Legends

    I'm really impressed by this. The attention to detail throughout is superb, they've thought of so many things that make playing it so much more enjoyable to play than the likes of PUBG. Things like the ping wheel, and how ammo is colour coded to the weapons. Managed to get in the top five and top three last night and had some thrilling stand offs, even managing to take out a few champions. I love the grappling hooks and balloons as well, the former make it a lot harder for people to set up camp as there's always another way of getting in somewhere, and the balloons help you traverse large sections of the map - handy when your the other side of the map and the circle starts closing in. I think Respawn have a well deserved hit on their hands here.
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    Anthem

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    Anthem

    From reddit: Act 01 Echoes of Reality: New events QoL updates New rewards Expanded Progression system New Stronghold Guilds & Leaderboards New Missions The Cataclysm Act 01 is broken into 3 updates starting in March; Evolving World, Stronger Together and the Cataclysm.
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    Play/Want/Bin Feb 19

    PLAY Apex Legends Surprise one - there's a new Respawn game and it's out now. Surprise two - it's a battle royale game. Surprise three - I actually enjoyed playing it. Oblivion 'Play' is probably the wrong word here, but i've enjoyed modding the hell out of this. Only a few more things to install then i'll start to actually play it. WANT Anthem This game seems to be massively dividing opinion, but I spent a good chunk of time with both 'demoes' (when it worked) and I had an absolute blast. It's been a long time since a game has completely consumed me to the extent i'm checking developer twitter feeds daily for new info, and the 22nd can't come fast enough. BIN Xenoblade Chronicles 2 I enjoyed it, but I didn't get a chance to play it for a while and now the urge has gone. Maybe one day i'll pick it up again and continue.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Awesome - i'll give that a watch later.
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    Apex Legends

    I'm playing on PS4. Sadly my mouse and keyboard skills aren't what they once were.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I'm not sure I should admit to this publicly, but Mario Bros 2 is probably my favourite Mario game.
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