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Jimmer-jammer

@nessisonett yeah, hopefully it brings some positive change within an industry where passion is far too exploitable. Unionizing can come with it’s own drawbacks but in this case I think it’s the right move, and historic for us Canucks.

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

nessisonett

@Jimmer-jammer I honestly didn’t realise there were similar problems in Canada to the US when it comes to unionising. We don’t hear a whole lot over here about Canada despite obviously the whole ‘used to own it’ deal.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Jimmer-jammer

@nessisonett Yeah, within the games industry it’s been non-existent.

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Thrillho

@nessisonett @Jimmer-jammer It’s a shame that right leaning governments have done such a good job of making the word “union” so dirty.

There’s big disputes going on in the UK for rail workers and the language used in the media to describe the unions is so grim. But who’d have thought the mega rich newspaper owners might be against workers collectively standing up for themselves?

As a doctor, I’m a member of our union but they’re a bit rubbish to be honest. It often feels more about PR than actually doing anything useful. I marched and picketed a few years ago when we had our contract dispute though!

Thrillho

nessisonett

@Thrillho That guy who’s been representing the RMT in interviews has been a pure legend. All those journalists looking for ‘gotcha’ moments have been handed their arses on a plate.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Jimmer-jammer

@Thrillho yeah, it’s interesting. I’ve definitely seen the ‘dark side’ of unions, yet there are absolutely situations in which workers deserve to stand together against exploitation, so I try to judge more on a case by case basis. Im fairly right-leaning myself (well, at least fiscally) but in all reality, corruption exists everywhere and partisan politics need to disappear so that policy can reign in a more balanced manner.

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

kyleforrester87

What’s the deal with this. I don’t have an active plus subscription but it’s letting me download and play Syphon Filter, Resi Evil etc.

Is this a bug?

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

kyleforrester87

Well, when I try to download more it says I need to subscribe. But Resi 1 and Syphon Filter seem to still work fine. I’m wondering if they are mine to keep for free now 😂

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

nessisonett

@kyleforrester87 The service is incredibly buggy at the minute, my mate’s being asked to resubscribe for £100 despite his Now subscription being valid until next January. At least you benefitted!

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

kyleforrester87

@nessisonett yeah, it says they are “purchased” on the store if I go to download them again and they are working after a restart so I’ll assume they are mine to keep, although who knows. Pretty happy about that coz I just gave Syphon Filter a go, and while I knew it was bad even after not playing it for 20 years, it really is bloody awful 😂 Gabe really does handle like a Transit with no power steering on flats.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

LiamCroft

@kyleforrester87 Did you buy them when they were available on PS3? Those purchases carry over and you don't need PS Plus Premium to play them.

PSN ID: Liam_Croft

RogerRoger

@kyleforrester87 Did you ever get 'em for your PS3, PSP or PS Vita, perchance?

If you've purchased the digital PSone Classic versions of those games before, then they're yours to download and play without a premium subscription. That's how I've been able to start Syphon Filter again today, and I can see Resident Evil and Toy Story 2 are listed as "free" to me as well, because I've got them on my PS3. All the others have a £7.99 price tag (although for some reason, I can't buy Tekken 2 separately; it's telling me to upgrade my subscription in order to access it).

"We want different things, Crosshair. That doesn't mean that we have to be enemies."

PSN: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

kyleforrester87

@LiamCroft @RogerRoger I’m..99% sure I have not downloaded/played Syphon Filter since it came out on PS1, in fact I didn’t think it had been released at all on PS3/Vita? As for Resi, I might have bought that on Vita but I’m really sure I only got Resi 3. And even so, wasn’t it the original version that released on PSN before and not the Directors Cut?

But, I guess that’s the most logical reason so maybe I did pick them up years ago and just forgot!

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

RogerRoger

@kyleforrester87 If it helps, I frequently look at my PSone Classics folder on my PS3 and think "Wait, when the heck did I buy that?!" so I'm pretty sure there must've been some incredibly tempting sales over the years. I'm hoping for a few more pleasant surprises on PS5 as the new service expands!

For the record, all three PSone Syphon Filter games are (or were) available on PS3. Also, not sure when Resi got updated to the Director's Cut, but it's definitely the version I've got on my PS3.

Also also, the six minute difference between me an' @LiamCroft up there betrays how slow I type!

"We want different things, Crosshair. That doesn't mean that we have to be enemies."

PSN: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

kyleforrester87

@RogerRoger you’re probably bang on then. Really surprises me I don’t remember getting Syphon Filter though, perhaps I just opened it, thought “hell no!” and deleted it!

I’ll leave it on my PS5 and try and give it a fair shake in the future.

mumble mumble thought I got free games bursting my bubble mumble mumble.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

RogerRoger

@kyleforrester87 Yeah, sorry about the reality check!

Given your reaction to Gabe's controls earlier, I wouldn't be surprised if you bounced off it before. I tried using the analogue stick to start with, and it made me feel physically ill. The DualSense might have a rubbish D-Pad, but it's still preferable to whatever the heck that was doing!

Looks like it'll be an easy trophy list, if that's your sort of thing, and the instant rewind function is a godsend in the stealth missions, so it's quickly become the best way to play.

"We want different things, Crosshair. That doesn't mean that we have to be enemies."

PSN: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

JohnnyShoulder

@kyleforrester87 Looks like Sony syphoned you out of a freebie there! 🙃

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

nessisonett

Hope you lot in the US are doing alright. Absolutely abhorrent news, that I couldn’t even imagine happening here.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

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