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Black_Swordsman

I am quite intrigued by the new Lords of the Fallen game, and have got a couple of builds in mind for the game, well, three in mind to be honest, as I want to complete the game at least three times ,each with a different build, to attain all three endings. (all after finishing DeS of course, haha).

@colonelkilgore 's post about Black Myth Wukong also peaked my interest, as even if the game is just a glorified boss rush, if the bosses are of exceptional quality and possess FromSoft like trademark distinction from one another, then it may still be well worth playing.

Edit: People are also saying Lotf plays like DkS 1 ,in terms of the speed and quality of the gameplay.

Edit 2: Had a look at @nessisonett 's link to the IGN article on the game, above. Disappointing stuff about the misogyny behind the game. Plenty of people may boycott the game, but as one of the people mentioned in the article said, It's still gonna be an important game.

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"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Black_Swordsman

@Jimmer-jammer Just listened to the songs I want to cover for my guitar versions of hip hop songs record, put them in the order I want them to be on the album based on how one flows into the next. Planning to do multiple takes (jazz style, haha) to source the best ones for the record. Will be sure to update you when I release it onto Spotify.

Hope you and the family are well,

TBS

"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

TheIdleCritic

The above video is where I believe Ubisoft lost their way and became the shell of a company they once were. Focusing more on touching up their female employees rather than polishing their games.

Assassin's Creed means a lot to me; I have a tattoo of the symbol, I have played and completed every single game, including the mobile ones, I have collected the books, I own the movie and have watched it multiple times. There are certain pieces of media that enter your life during times of trauma and embed themselves into your very persona. Sonic Generations and the Hitman refresh are others but obviously... Assassin's Creed is a big one.

AC Mirage might be the game that finally pushes me to discredit anything Ubisoft put out. Through a mixture of rose tinted glasses and denial, I have given Ubi the benefit of the doubt for the longest time.
Since The release of the Division and the infamous gameplay trailer debacle (probably even before then, actually) I have not played a single Ubi developed game I have been satisfied with. There is a distinct lack of polish and care to their titles and a severe case of "Revolution, not evolution" [read in Alan Partridge voice]. Notable titles are;

GR: Breakpoint - the gameplay trailer hooked me. The actual game left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Far Cry 6 - the gameplay trailer hooked me. The actual game left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Watch Dogs 3 - the gameplay trailer hooked me. The actual game left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

And now, most heartbreaking of all. AC: Mirage. The aforementioned issue of lack of care and polish are present throughout. The game looks pretty enough, but, as many other people do, I harken back to Unity, because even though it was panned, it had the best parkour, the best graphics, and the best world design.

There's no flow whatsoever when traversing the world in Mirage. Remember in Unity, holding O will allow Arno to quickly make his way down a building? In Mirage Bassim falls from one ledge. Stops. Drops to the next one. Stops. I now just leap from the building and take the fall damage.

The erratic movement extends to assassinations - in past AC games if you run towards an enemy, slide, and then attack, you'll do a cool sliding kill and carry on your way. In Mirage Bassim stops the slide, awkwardly stands up, slow stabs the enemy and then starts running again. The game simply isn't fun to play.

Graphically, it looks the same (on a technical level) as the past three or four entries, the NPCs still walk around aimlessly, you still make the most miniscule of splashes when diving into water, the facial animations are from the PS3 era, and the rinse and repeat "level" design is lazy. The whole thing is just LAZY.

Ubisoft don't care any more, and it pains me to say it, but a franchise I used to care very deeply about is slowly but surely losing my support.

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Jimmer-jammer

@TheBrandedSwordsman New album!? That’s exciting! Hope it comes together the way you want it to! What inspired you to cover hip hop songs in this way?

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

nessisonett

HE’S FINALLY DEAD

Plumbing’s just Lego innit. Water Lego.

Trans rights are human rights.

Black_Swordsman

@Jimmer-jammer Jazz is the mother of hip hop, it is often said, so the two forms coalesce together in a quite natural way imo, plus I don't/can't rap, I'm a jazz guitarist, so it's also the natural way to pay tribute to one of my two favourite genres, with jazz being the other one, so again I'm bringing them together in that way.

"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Th3solution

Just curious — for all you Push Squires, what is your most used subscription service? Or rather, if you gave up all your subscriptions except one, which would it be? Would it be: PS+, GamePass, Netflix, Disney+, Spotify, LifeLock, Apple Music, Sirius XM, Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, your cheese of the month club, your theater pass, or your maid service, etc, etc? Probably each of us has a dozen or more things we pay monthly for, often without even thinking about it.

For me, besides my monthly internet and cell phone, which aren’t really subscription now and are more like an essential utility akin to water and electricity, I think I use Amazon Prime the most. I don’t really take advantage of its TV and movie streaming part, but the free shipping is a must. After that, I probably use Disney+ at this point more than any of the other TV services, but it goes in waves. PS+ is up there too, since I can’t imagine not having cloud saves for my games, although it’s not something I notice using on a daily basis until I think about it.

But honestly, now that I’m mulling it over, I could probably do fine if I canceled every single subscription that I have. Maybe I should try doing a personal subscription purge and see what happens. Perhaps I’d go insane. Or possibly reach a Zen-like state of peace. …I’ll guess I’ll never know. 😄

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“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Th3solution

@Ennui Sweet. You’ll be the case study. If your life satisfaction blossoms after disconnecting from all the subscriptions, let me know.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

nomither6

@Th3solution i have prime too, but i use it mostly for twitch and in-game drops. other than amazon prime, just netflix. haven’t been subbed to ps plus in over a year or so ever since i got a PC; paying to use your own internet is such a scam to me and being greeted with a pay screen whenever i want to play online is a vibe kill, so no switch online for me either .

so prime & netflix , sometimes apple music .

nomither6

Th3solution

@nomither6 I used to do Spotify but I shed it due to subscription overload. I didn’t realize how much I liked having it until it was gone and I realized how pitiful the free version is. I’ve considered going back to a music sub but doing Apple Music this time, but I just can’t bring myself to pay for it. So I just limp along with Pandora and mostly just don’t listen to music nowadays.

Man, I wish I could transfer my access to online gaming to you. I pay for PS+ every blasted year and never use that feature. I use it for the games, the cloud saves, and the occasional added sale price.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

nomither6

@Th3solution holy s*** , pandora!? that took me back! i havent used that since i got my first ever smartphone! crazy its still around. spotify is fine though, i dont have a sub there but i think it gets the job done for what if offers without a sub.

and i appreciate that man, i got mk1 on PS5 due to the PC version having issues and no crossplay & i cant even play it for the reason i got it for! id like to think im making a difference against paid online by not subbing , but yea right! it is what it is. maybe PS plus will be optional like it used to be one day for those who use it for good reason like yourself and not just as a means to play online.

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nomither6

nessisonett

I haven’t paid for Apple Music in over two years. There’s just an endless supply of free trials to use seemingly. I assume it’ll run out at some point!

Plumbing’s just Lego innit. Water Lego.

Trans rights are human rights.

MightyDemon82

@Th3solution we have prime and netflix, decided not to renew PS+ after it ran out last week. My wife tends to use Prime more than me and I am watching mostly Anime/animated stuff on netflix. Books are my main source of entertainment this year. My wife pays for Prime and I pay for Netflix!

MightyDemon82

JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I think for me it would be Netflix and YouTube Premium. The former as I've got an almost an endless amount of content to get through. The latter is because I can't be doing with adverts in the middle of watching stuff on YouTube and you YT music with, so I don't have sub to any other music service.

I could probably cancel PS Plus Extra, as I could buy games that I wanted to play. But that would probably ending up being more expensive in the long run.

Life is more fun when you help people succeed, instead of wishing them to fail.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Thrillho

I have;

  • PS+ Essential: useful for free games, cloud storage, occasional discounts. I only renew in sales.
  • Netflix: regular usage and probably still the best streaming service for overall content.

Wife pays for;

  • Amazon Prime: almost never use the TV service but she purchases every sodding thing off Amazon so uses the free delivery (I haven’t used the website in a few years now)
  • Disney+ : semi-regular streaming use. Will get more use as our daughter gets older no doubt.

I don’t use any music streaming services and am sure I have made my feelings known about them in the past. BBC iplayer and whatever 4od/All4 etc is called now both get regular use and are amazing for “free” services.

Thrillho

Th3solution

@nessisonett I definitely need to take advantage of the 6 months free Apple Music on PS5. I’m always paranoid I’ll forget to cancel in time before I start getting charged but I’ll set a calendar reminder.

@JohnnyShoulder @Thrillho My Netflix usage has waned and in the last couple years and honestly might be my least used TV streaming service. But everytime I think I don’t need it I see something I really want to watch. Just got an email that the Mario Movie drops on it tomorrow, and I haven’t seen that yet.

Edit: Not to mention, I learned this week from one of these PS articles that I can play Kentucky Route Zero and Oxenfree 2 through my Netflix account! I’m not a fan of playing games on my phone but those are games I’ve been curious to play and I might do it, despite missing out on the trophies by doing it this way.

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“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Gremio108

@Th3solution Spotify is my most used. 49,404 minutes this year, according to my wrapped statistics. Or 34 days, if you prefer.

PS Plus will probably be the next most frequently used, and then Netflix, Disney and Prime, the latter we've only really got for the free delivery.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I only stay subscribed to the services I feel I am using enough. I cancel them if I don't. Otherwise I think it is a waste of money.

I had Apple TV+ free for 6 months but I cancelled at the end. I do plan to subscribe again at some point, as there were a few series I really enjoyed. Can't say the same for Disney+. I've not had any inclination to go back since the end of The Mandalorian season 2.

Life is more fun when you help people succeed, instead of wishing them to fail.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

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