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    Play/Want/Bin Feb 19

    Same as last month. Cut off date for getting into the podcast is Monday 18th Feb. If you prattle on and write a dissertation, it will get edited down.
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    Sniper Elite V2

    So I was really looking forward to this. All the vids pointed to awesome. But the end result is pretty hit and miss. The good: Realistic ballistics and holding your breath waiting for that perfect moment is excellent. Then the shots themselves are addictive and never a bore. Seeing exactly how well you did, bones shatter, lungs pop, balls burst. Realising you can shoot an enemies grenade hanging from their belt. The bad: Hate the AI in Far Cry 2? It's that times ten here. Setting up your first shot is always a pleasure but as soon as you've taken it all enemies on the map have a switch flipped on their head and know exactly where you are. But wait, it gets worse. Why be armed with a sniper if the AI (now knowing where you are) can hit you a mile away with a world war semi automatic? The cut scenes are mostly awful too. A mixture of in game graphics and cgi. The final kill in the game is massively comical too, mostly because of a squishy noise and cut to black/credits. Unfortunately a large part of my enjoyment of the first and reason for buying this was for online battles. Death match style multiplayer is not present on the console versions. Instead we are left with co-op only modes and I didn't find these enjoyable. The result: While not a complete failure it's hard to play this game as intended with the AI as it is. The first Sniper Elite was a perfect mix of stealth and mocking the enemy which would only have an idea of your location if they'd had a visual. I did have a lot of fun along the way to the unintentionally funny conclusion though (I played it in a weekend), it's a damn sight (rofl) beter than Ghost Warrior and it's well worth a punt at a budget price.
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    Crackdown 3

    I think @Blakey regrets investing his life savings in Konami stocks. Back on topic, the first crackdown was one of my favourite early 360 games. I remember playing some co-op with @illdog and him destroying the boss I was trying to get to before I could even get there.
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    Apex Legends

    I saw some people complaining on Reddit that if you want to buy stuff (weapons I think) everything is priced at 1100 beans but you can only beans in quantities of 1000, meaning you need to purchase 2000 beans to get anything. I think that's the first negative thing I've really seen about this so far.
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    Tetris 99

    Cheers @Whiskey_chaser, that now makes more sense. This has quickly become very hard now more people are on. Just played about 6 games, think the highest I got was about 23, most times didn't even make the top 50.
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    Tetris 99

    I think I set mine to KOs which I assume sends stuff to people on the verge of being knocked out.
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    Tetris 99

    FYI the number in the column is the people you knocked out. I hadn't realised that until watching some streams at lunch time.
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    Tetris 99

    That's quite funny to think about though. I'd be up for mmo Tetris co-op. Edit Actually, this could work. Teams of three, each person takes a turn to place a brick (or manage who's getting the garbage) last team alive wins. You could even assign roles.
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    Tetris 99

    I feel like you will be awesome at this.
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    Nintendo Switch

    Notice there was nothing in there about my knackered JoyCons. Worst presentation ever.
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    The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

    This is a) the best and b) my favourite Zelda game, but I don't think I like this art style. It was cool seeing all the scenes recreated with new graphics though. I'd be interested to see if they expand it. Although it has quite a bit of stuff to do, it isn't the longest game in the world.
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    Nintendo Switch

    FFIX is in the UK store now, £17.
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    Tetris 99

    You can choose where to aim your garbage using the right stick. Just managed to finish 6th which I was happy with. I'm not sure why the controls are force mapped to the shitty dpad. I kept getting lots of accidental quick drops from knocking the top button. It's really good though, can see me playing this a lot.
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    TV Shows

    I was thinking last night, we have a thread for films in general, but not TV shows in general. So i thought i'd start one, if any one objects, feel free to delete. So what have people been watching then? After finishing an epic viewing of LOST a few weeks back, i'm moving on to other american serials, starting with Firefly (watched the pilot episode) and battlestar galactica (half way through the 3 hour pilot) really enjoying both so far. Started watching firefly when it originally came out but never sticked with it despite only ever making a handful of episodes. Enjoyed the first episode, characters and setting seems pretty good, feels a lot like buffy in space, which is no bad thing. From what i've seen (and heard of future series) i think battlestar galactica might become my new fave show, its terrific so far, going to finish off the pilot tonight then start on season 1. Also will watch the wire at some point seen as it gets a lot of love from people.
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    The iPhone killer? A thread for Android phones

    I've played through the first one (think it was on Amazon underground when that was a thing) but not the sequels. I'll add that to the maybe pile.
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    The iPhone killer? A thread for Android phones

    I'm going to post this in the app thread as well as here. I've currently got £18 credit in my play store wallet (Gpay are doing a promo for first time users at the moment. Whenever you make an NFC payment you get a prize draw to win a home mini or play store credit, I've gotten over £20 worth so far..), what should I spend it on? Looking for app or game suggestions, or anything else?
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    Nintendo Switch

    I want some new JoyCons.
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    I did buy it about 18 months ago, played it for a few hours and never returned to it, so it got traded back in (I think it might have gone back up in value perhaps, such was why it got traded, I can't really remember.)
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    @radiofloyd you're making me want to buy this. Stop it.
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    Kingdom Hearts III

    He's the best part of that film.
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    Films

    @DANGERMAN yeah he's the bird that was Rowen Atkinson in the original. I've never met anyone that watched the Love Guru before.
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    Films

    @Blakey you are on a massive Disney bender at the moment with KH3 though, so maybe that is influencing it? It's cool you're excited about it, but you're literally the first person I've seen that genuinely seems to be. I'm more looking forward to the live action lion king with John Oliver myself. EDIT Wait a minute, Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie! I hope Vinnie and Brick Top are in it, I'm back on board.
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    Films

    He blue himself.
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    Post your latest gaming purchases

    Thought I'd take the plunge as it was back in the sale. Hope it requires no accuracy from the left thumb stick...
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    Films

    Erm, what? The genie looks terrible. It's good they haven't tried to recreate the Robin Williams performance, and that's the only good thing I can say. It reminded me of when they copy pasted the rocks head on to that Scorpion at the end of The Mummy 2.
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