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AusERA |OT| 2017

Oct 27, 2017
830
Cambridge, UK
What games is everyone looking forward to this year? I am quietly optimistic about Anthem and have decent hopes for The Division 2.
Of what's already announced:
Crackdown 3
Far Cry New Dawn
Star Wars Jedi Fallen
Control
Doom Eternal
Biomutant
Rage 2
Luigi's Mansion 3

probable 2019:
Last of Us 2
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4
SMG/ 3D World Switch or LoZ Skyward Sword Switch ports if no new game.
Gears 5

on the fence: Days Gone, Metro,
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,632
You have good taste.
I know! Also, I honestly think I'm largely over big AAA titles. Or at least, anticipating them. I'm loving Spidey but it was never on my radar until they threw in 3 months of Stan with it for $39 at JB.

Maybe the only thing I'm anticipating (once I finally pull the trigger) is when the Analogue Sg comes out.
 
Apparently a truck has hit multiple cars in Rockdale (Sydney) and someone has been stabbed. Anyone know anything more?

EDIT: Stabbing victim has passed away. Assailant was cornered by police and took his own life. Not terrorism related apparently.

What games is everyone looking forward to this year? I am quietly optimistic about Anthem and have decent hopes for The Division 2.
Assuming these are all 2019 games:
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Control
  • Resident Evil 2
  • The Last Of Us Part 2
  • Ace Combat 7
  • DMC 5 (although I might not get it straight away)

I’ll need to read reviews on:
  • Anthem
  • Days Gone
 
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qaz

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Oct 27, 2017
377
Got to visit my old stomping grounds yesterday catching up with some old friends. Fortitude Valley in Brisbane has changed so much, yet much of it is still an utter shithole.

That said, that new arcade with the tickets B Lucky is kinda cool and schmick (a very differenty experience from Netherworld. And the Osbourne Hotel makes unbelievably good burgers (It was The Fringe Bar for many years when I worked near there).
Still amazes me after all these years it’s still that way.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,181
Honestly, I’m looking forward to (slowly) playing the games I already bought.

And Yoshi and Fire Emblem. And being lttp to Dark Souls.

Still amazes me after all these years it’s still that way.
Lots of housing commission blocks in the Valley, so the residents will survive gentrification. It is admittedly bizarre seeing the ice addicts walking shoulder to shoulder with hipsters, office workers and upscale fashionistas, but that’s what gives the Valley its character.

Turf out the ice addicts and the Valley will start to lose its cool factor.
 
Oh shit yeah Control, keep forgetting about it but it looks DOPE as fuck. Probably my most anticipated for the year actually!
The last Remedy game available on a gaming platform I owned was Max Payne 2, which is one of my all time favourite games, so I’m pretty excited for Control. The concept is amazing, and the gameplay we’ve seen looks amazing too. I really hope they can pull it off.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,181
Why is Natalie Imbruglia's Torn the most played song in Australia?
That’s radio play. It’s probably a combination of factors including demographics of the radio listening audience affecting things.

Gen-X may be the last generation to listen to the radio as part of their universal experience of youth. It makes sense that one of the least offensive local hits from their heyday would be a mainstay of airplay.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,632
Is the 4K package from Netflix worth it? We recently got a new TV and I’m considering upgrading.
I reckon it is. Depends on what content you plan on watching. If it's Netflix-exclusive stuff, then yes. If not, then HD should do you fine.

What's a good VPN everyone is using?
I use dns4me and it's great. Works for everything I've thrown at it (F1, Netflix US and UK, UK TV streaming) and you can add your own URLs if they don't have them configured.

IMO way better than Getflix ever was.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,632
Yo, when do we normally get eShop releases here? Outrun was dated 10/1 globally but I guess in Australia that means 11/1 (because why would we ever get shit first?!?) as that's what it says on the eShop.

I just want my fucking fix, damnit.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,181
Being sick is just the worst.

Yo, when do we normally get eShop releases here? Outrun was dated 10/1 globally but I guess in Australia that means 11/1 (because why would we ever get shit first?!?) as that's what it says on the eShop.

I just want my fucking fix, damnit.
I don’t know. I’m curious about this as well.
 
reptilescorpio No pressure, but do you know if there’ll be bargain guides going up at press-start for Ace Combat 7 or Resident Evil 2?
AC7 is basically done, we are endlessly waiting on Big W/Target (just Big W now). I'm actually reviewing it too this week.

REmake 2 will def be up once details are out. It's my dark horse to outsell expectations this year, feels like reviews will be very high and word of mouth rabbid.

I'll do guides for basically any major title, Ace Combat 7 is probably on the bottom end of interest. Anything more niche than that I'll skip as most of the retailers will too. If Target doesn't get involved we don't see much movement from RRP at brick and mortar since Big W have smartened up and JB only want to undercut what they need to.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,706
On 01/15/19, the 15 hottest locations on Earth were all found in Australia. I want to say that is a pretty cool stat, but we know that its the exact opposite.

How are you all doing? It's been almost a year since I spent about a month in NSW, and can't believe how quickly time flew by.

Do you still pay more for water(never mind the refrigerated kind), than milk?

Happy New Year, AusERA
 
Oct 25, 2017
246
Australia
Today was the third day above 40 in Canberra. Will be four in a row tomorrow. That said we just had a massive downpour of rain. I was walking home from the shops and wasn't even mad, all Shawshank Redemption like.
 
Today was the third day above 40 in Canberra. Will be four in a row tomorrow. That said we just had a massive downpour of rain. I was walking home from the shops and wasn't even mad, all Shawshank Redemption like.
Went from like 38 to 17 in like 45mins at one point, temp has drifted back up a bit and there is an awesome lightning show going on atm. Though Canberra does have a pretty good network of foot and bike paths, you don't need to take the sewage pipe to the shops and back!
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,381
Wollongong
On 01/15/19, the 15 hottest locations on Earth were all found in Australia. I want to say that is a pretty cool stat, but we know that its the exact opposite.

How are you all doing? It's been almost a year since I spent about a month in NSW, and can't believe how quickly time flew by.

Do you still pay more for water(never mind the refrigerated kind), than milk?

Happy New Year, AusERA
Oh wow, almost a year already? I've got my first full-time job, so I've been offered salvation from the heat underneath the office air-conditioning.

BUT I am doing my part to offset this earth-destroying indulgence by switching to soy milk! I can't tell the difference in my cereal, it tastes better with my tea than cow's milk, and it's often just as cheap! Plus, enormously better for the planet.

Also, I can see myself replacing beef with tofu, at least until lab-grown meat is perfected.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,706
Oh wow, almost a year already? I've got my first full-time job, so I've been offered salvation from the heat underneath the office air-conditioning.

BUT I am doing my part to offset this earth-destroying indulgence by switching to soy milk! I can't tell the difference in my cereal, it tastes better with my tea than cow's milk, and it's often just as cheap! Plus, enormously better for the planet.

Also, I can see myself replacing beef with tofu, at least until lab-grown meat is perfected.
First of all, congrats on the new job! All the best to you in 2019.

And yeah, I was in Sydney last April for about a month, so just a couple months away from a year since I visited. I am planning to do a return visit, but likely in a year or so. I am kind of curious to explore post-Brexit London this year, and compare notes to my previous trips.

I think I got a bit lucky though, because before my trip to Australia last year, I spent March 2018 in China. Considering that the Canadian government is feuding right now with China on civil and humanitarian rights issues, I likely dodged a bullet because given the current political climate, I think I will avoid China for a couple of years before considering a return.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,381
Wollongong
First of all, congrats on the new job! All the best to you in 2019.

And yeah, I was in Sydney last April for about a month, so just a couple months away from a year since I visited. I am planning to do a return visit, but likely in a year or so. I am kind of curious to explore post-Brexit London this year, and compare notes to my previous trips.

I think I got a bit lucky though, because before my trip to Australia last year, I spent March 2018 in China. Considering that the Canadian government is feuding right now with China on civil and humanitarian rights issues, I likely dodged a bullet because given the current political climate, I think I will avoid China for a couple of years before considering a return.
Thank you! I think that's probably wise to give China a wide berth indeed.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,632
I honestly think I'm kind of over MK now. To echo someone in one of the infinite MK threads, something about the realism of the gore has just kind of made me squirm now. At least it was a bit more cartoony with MK9.

If I need a new fighting game to pick up, I'll probably just get Injustice 2, because it'll be cheap and have the movie-based TMNT gang in it. And apparently the story is kickass, too.
 
Haven’t used it myself, but saw it on someone’s phone and the picture quality (at least for the cricket) seemed really nice. 4K plus high frame rate.
Cool, appreciate the feedback bomma man. I plan to watch on a 4K TV so hopefully it holds up on a bigger screen.

Wowzers $25 a month. Sounds interesting but way too high a cost unless you watch a lot of those services regularly
It’s cheaper than Foxtel, which is the only legal alternative for a lot of these sports, and also offers way more. Plus you can stream to multiple screens simultaneously (meaning you can potentially split the costs with someone), and it offers way more sports coverage: every single session of the Formula 1 for example, which you can’t legally get any other way in Oz.

My main concerns are quality, and how reliable it is.
 
Cool, appreciate the feedback bomma man. I plan to watch on a 4K TV so hopefully it holds up on a bigger screen.


It’s cheaper than Foxtel, which is the only legal alternative for a lot of these sports, and also offers way more. Plus you can stream to multiple screens simultaneously (meaning you can potentially split the costs with someone), and it offers way more sports coverage: every single session of the Formula 1 for example, which you can’t legally get any other way in Oz.

My main concerns are quality, and how reliable it is.
Oh yeah if you're looking to replace Foxtel Sport it sounds like a great deal tbh
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Cool, appreciate the feedback bomma man. I plan to watch on a 4K TV so hopefully it holds up on a bigger screen.


It’s cheaper than Foxtel, which is the only legal alternative for a lot of these sports, and also offers way more. Plus you can stream to multiple screens simultaneously (meaning you can potentially split the costs with someone), and it offers way more sports coverage: every single session of the Formula 1 for example, which you can’t legally get any other way in Oz.

My main concerns are quality, and how reliable it is.
I dont have it im still using main Foxtel, but i know Kayo is not 4K its 1080/50 depending on what you are streaming on. Foxtel dont have much in 4K anyway unless you are into cricket it looks great in 4K but its still a shit sport in my book.

I dont think it has WatchESPN access if you use that, and most of the ESPN sports are only on demand for a short time because of rights and some are not available on demand at all.

AFL will likely also include the Ch7 ads on the games they produce because of how the streaming rights were done.
 
I dont have it im still using main Foxtel, but i know Kayo is not 4K its 1080/50 depending on what you are streaming on. Foxtel dont have much in 4K anyway unless you are into cricket it looks great in 4K but its still a shit sport in my book.

I dont think it has WatchESPN access if you use that, and most of the ESPN sports are only on demand for a short time because of rights and some are not available on demand at all.

AFL will likely also include the Ch7 ads on the games they produce because of how the streaming rights were done.
Yeah they don’t do 4K, they only offer “HD”.

Full list of what they show is here:
https://help.kayosports.com.au/s/article/What-content-is-available-as-part-of-your-Kayo-subscription
 
Oct 25, 2017
169
Seems pretty reasonable TBH. A car in the sun can reach 30c over the outside temperature (source). We've had a bunch of 40c+ days across the country this week. A well done steak is ~70c so the numbers add up.

Car bonnets can get hot enough to fry eggs.