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    Tetris 99

    Well, it Tetris, on the Switch, if this doesn't lure Maf from out of his hiding place then there's no hope we'll see him again :-(
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    No idea - but some of the stat requirements for items are like STR 75+ DEX 70+ etc, and at 5 attributes points per level (2/1 rate after reaching 30) I'd have to be somewhere towards level 30 before I could get my stats close to those figures - and I've not sunk too much into the CON , INT or CUNNING attributes either. Also noting some things (big mechs in particular) can still pretty much one-shot me !
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    After 30 hrs I've now moved on to Chapter 2 (and made it to Lv 20).
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    The Activision thread

    Activision refunds (some) Guitar Hero Live players in the USA after reducing song library from 500 tracks to under 50: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-02-10-activision-offers-refunds-to-american-guitar-hero-live-players-after-it-removes-song-library
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    Finally reached a point where I had the full choice of which faction to join - so opted for the Outlaws - which at least will put me on the right? side for that big atomic bomb which I helped restore. I'm surprised about how much of the map I still haven't explored - today's highlights include coming across a lighthouse and later a medieval castle.
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    Dragon's Dogma : Dark Arisen.

    I remember getting excited over Deep Down then about Dragons Dogma Online, so this time I'll wait until an actual release date until I feel thrilled.
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    Random News

    A bit of vague news really, but Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment and Neverwinter Nights - enhanced editions - are heading to unspecified consoles. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-02-07-baldurs-gate-planescape-torment-and-neverwinter-nights-coming-to-console
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    Cool Video Game Shit

    For want of finding a Retro Topic I'll put this here: Usborne Books have put their coding & programming books from the 1980s online, free to view - those that encouraged you to learn BASIC and gave programmes to type in, and explained them along the way. So for a bit of nostalgia just ignore all the new stuff they're trying to sell and scroll to the bottom of this link: https://usborne.com/browse-books/features/computer-and-coding-books/
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    Made it to LV 13 after 20 hrs and have caused a bit of chaos with my actions leading to the Alb taking over the dome - which was a huge surprise when I went back there ! I still feel massively underpowered, so in order to make combat a bit more enjoyable/evenhanded I've dropped the difficulty to easy - which is much more forgiving about stamina consumption (in order to raise my stamina I have to put a huge amount of attribute points into constitution, noting after a certain level you only go up 1 pt per 2 spent). Its still far from easy though, just means reloading a bit less.
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    Random News

    So the net begins to close on some of the dubious practices/gambling aspects, albeit only once each party has already made a butt tonne of money from them.....
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    Random News

    Meanwhile, you can see through Epic's Fortnite loot boxes https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/01/25/fortnite-removes-blind-loot-boxes-from-save-the-world-mode
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    Random News

    Interesting move by EA https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-01-29-ea-buckles-in-belgium-stops-selling-fifa-points-following-loot-box-gambling-pressure
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    I suppose for me it's probably about the level of expectation management; if I buy something aware of its perceived shortfalls then I usually end up pleased when it's far from a broken mess that some say it is; but conversely I'm more disappointed with the flaws found in something that's universally lauded. But overall games are for fun & enjoyment, and we're all welcome to enjoy different things for different reasons.
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Fair enough, we'll each have different opinions. I know that over the years I've had plenty of fun with RPGs such as Risen, Two Worlds, Venetica, Kingdoms of Amular and more recently Kingdom Come Deliverance and Elex, all of which got criticised for having the same issues that I found to W3, but they got somewhat slated for. Now clearly I don't think W3 is a bad game, but in terms of enjoyment, it was just on par which those aforementioned.
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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    There were parts that were great, but there was an awful lot of filler too, and a few technical glitches, which many of the reviews seemed to overlook. I remember being irked by the crones sound problem though, as I was playing without subtitles, so had to reload an earlier save, switch on subtitles and redo it. There's also a bit much later in the game were Geralt's voice changes during a conversation, don't know if they had to rerecord some of the dialogue using a different actor, but was definitely very odd. I know big games have issues, played enough Bethesda games to know that, but I felt that W3 got a reasonably easy time of it from the reviewers.