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I think one of my favourite things about Astro is how it is steeped in Playstation history.

This is something Nintendo really gets right, have no idea if Xbox do it, but its never been something Sony have focused on. I loved all the constant references, from clouds in the shape of dusalshocks and ps1's, to bots dressed as just about every PS character you can imagine, to more subtle things like pavement stones in the shape of PS1 controller ports.

As someone who has been all in on Playstation since PS1, I really got a kick out of all this Playstation fan service. IMO its a big improvement over 'generic future world with little robots'
 

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Just finished Miles. Very enjoyable. Needs to have a proper full game now.

Not sure how they can return to Peter Parker Spiderman now with all the Venom abilities in this game.

I was lucky and didn't have any crashes in game
 

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I would normally be fine with Royal Mail delivery, but they were 2 days late with my copy of Spiderman.

Still beats Yodel or Hermes though:


Love the top YouTube comment:

Saw my Hermes delivery guy as he arrived with a parcel & said "I really appreciate you putting yourself at risk & keeping deliveries coming" & I swear there were tears in his eyes as he drop-kicked my parcel into next door's gutter & threw a "Sorry you were out" card in the hedge
Had a parcel delivered by them on Thursday, no surprise the box was a bit batted and ripped. Thankfully then content inside wasn’t broken.
 

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Obviously everyone can play Astro so understandably everyone is talking about it. I'm not taking about the Caf either. I get people have priorised other games at launch. I'm taking more about your IGN, Gamespot etc. They haven't even given it a video review.

I said the same thing to my brother last night. If it was called Mario's Big Adventure, everyone would be talking about it.

It's a shame it is seemingly being overlooked at launch because it truly is excellent, I hope if it has received poor sales that doesn't impact any future Sackboy games in this vein.

Also everyone needs to play it just to experience the soundtrack and the levels curated to an individual song and way it's all coordinated.
Yeah Sackboy is awesome IMO. Loads of fun and everything is just done so well, from the textures, level design to the feel of the game.
 

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How does Sackboy use the haptic feedback and triggers?

How often and how good is it?
 

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Appreciate the responses but im not getting the hopeful feeling I was hoping to get from them.

I'm banking on more UK stock landing pre Xmas but even that's unconfirmed atm right?

Guess I can always give some prick on ebay a grand for one :(
Does your friend at Smyths not know when stock is due?
 

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Ok, time to call a spade a spade... The delivery driver has stolen my PS5 and Amazon is covering it up, and fobbing me off... Cnuts the lot of them.
 

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Ok, time to call a spade a spade... The delivery driver has stolen my PS5 and Amazon is covering it up, and fobbing me off... Cnuts the lot of them.
Ffs you should have grabbed the cnut when you had the chance. Did you have a look at the vehicle he was driving? If he was driving a white van, I suspect he’s a regular driver for them.

Didn’t you say he was stood still for a while? It probably explains why now.
 

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That really sucks mate I do feel for you (kinda)

What's the plan now? Are they offering a refund or they going to deliver late??
 

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That really sucks mate I do feel for you

What's the plan now? Are they offering a refund or they going to deliver late??
They are just refunding all stolen consoles and giving them £5. For reference they gave people whose Xbox was delayed for a day £10 vouchers.
 

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That really sucks mate I do feel for you (kinda)

What's the plan now? Are they offering a refund or they going to deliver late??
You are heartless :lol:

Kinda? He’s been looking forward to it all year. Give him yours. @esmufc07 can be the trusted delivery man.
 

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I actually got £15 in total, for it being a day late. Couldn’t be arsed complaining any more but probably could have got more
Sounds about right for them. I've battered them over the years and got tons better that a £5 voucher, but it can get tiring. They used to be so much better at customer service and didn't flinch at giving more.
 

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Sounds about right for them. I've battered them over the years and got tons better that a £5 voucher, but it can get tiring. They used to be so much better at customer service and didn't flinch at giving more.
£5 ain't gonna cut it lambs, I'll rinse them just like I did over my dodgy ear pods and faulty go-pro. My son is pissed...
 

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Shit innit.

I imagine it's such a low amount (by their standards) because so many orders fecked up and so there's a blanket 'we offer this' approach.

For those who are willing to put the energy in I'm sure you could probably get a £50 voucher, maybe more.
 

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£5 ain't gonna cut it lambs, I'll rinse them just like I did over my dodgy ear pods and faulty go-pro. My son is pissed...
Yeah man, feels bad for you.

Fingers crossed you get a replacement soon! They should have put you automatically at the top of the list for the next batch, get on their case and demand satisfaction!
 

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I think one of my favourite things about Astro is how it is steeped in Playstation history.

This is something Nintendo really gets right, have no idea if Xbox do it, but its never been something Sony have focused on. I loved all the constant references, from clouds in the shape of dusalshocks and ps1's, to bots dressed as just about every PS character you can imagine, to more subtle things like pavement stones in the shape of PS1 controller ports.

As someone who has been all in on Playstation since PS1, I really got a kick out of all this Playstation fan service. IMO its a big improvement over 'generic future world with little robots'
Nintendo do it incredibly well! They manage to evoke that nostalgia with so many games but also mini games, mini gadgets (game & watch), merchandise (amibos)

Xbox obviously has a much shorter history and it's lack of first party studios until this point doesn't help. They did do Rare Replay and have done a few other bits but not enough. With Perfect Dark, Gears, Halo, Forza, Viva Pinata, Banjo Kazooie, Fable, Ori, Killer Instinct - they do actually have some decent IP and characters to play with.

Agree on Astrobot. So many great references. I actually think PlayStation could do this a lot better though and hopefully Astro is the start of that. I must be one of the 10 people who bought PlayStation All Stars (their version of Smash) on the Vita. It didn't take off but I was convinced they were onto something and hoped we'd see a kart racer follow.
 

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Hope it gets sorted asap @afrocentricity

Cheers to whoever recommended Days Gone. Definitely get the criticisms but it is nice to play it for a couple of hours a day.
 

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So US got a restock 2 weeks after release? So If UK goes with same time frame we should be looking at late this month / early December. Then we can all wait and refresh and still manage not to get one.
 

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Bugsnax might be the strangest game that I have ever played, but I'm really enjoying it
 

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Bugsnax might be the strangest game that I have ever played, but I'm really enjoying it
Still not given this a go. Is this free til January or just free to download until then?
 

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Just finished Miles Morales. It was good up until the last hour or so, where it became incredible.

Really great game, but not worth full price. It would probably be considered the greatest DLC of all time if it was released that way, which I think it should have been.
 

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So US got a restock 2 weeks after release? So If UK goes with same time frame we should be looking at late this month / early December. Then we can all wait and refresh and still manage not to get one.
Smyths toys are anticipating stock to arrive in December too.
 

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I've given myself a deadline of December 15th. If I can't find one by then, I'm going to get one from Ebay / Gumtree.

I'm on holiday for two weeks from the 18th, all by myself on Christmas with family in another country. The thought of not being able to spend those two weeks with the PS5 is depressing.

I'm literally looking in 5 countries - sister lives in the US, I've got colleagues in Spain and Germany that have agreed to ship one over to me if I can find it, family back home in Dubai and I'm looking in the UK. Ridiculous that I can't find even one in stock anywhere.
 

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I've given myself a deadline of December 15th. If I can't find one by then, I'm going to get one from Ebay / Gumtree.

I'm on holiday for two weeks from the 18th, all by myself on Christmas with family in another country. The thought of not being able to spend those two weeks with the PS5 is depressing.

I'm literally looking in 5 countries - sister lives in the US, I've got colleagues in Spain and Germany that have agreed to ship one over to me if I can find it, family back home in Dubai and I'm looking in the UK. Ridiculous that I can't find even one in stock anywhere.
You need to be on the website as they launch them, there's like a 10 minute window and then they're gone. Hopefully you manage to pick one up, I know Best Buy had them up today 5am EST. Check the live discussion on the PS5 reddit page, those guys will tell you when stock is up.
 

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You need to be on the website as they launch them, there's like a 10 minute window and then they're gone. Hopefully you manage to pick one up, I know Best Buy had them up today 5am EST. Check the live discussion on the PS5 reddit page, those guys will tell you when stock is up.
I was on during the Best Buy stock drop. They were releasing units every 5-7 minutes. I'd get in my cart, go to checkout and then it'd say "sorry not available anymore."

I had it in my cart 4 times through four rounds of releases and still wasn't able to actually purchase.
 

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I was on during the Best Buy stock drop. They were releasing units every 5-7 minutes. I'd get in my cart, go to checkout and then it'd say "sorry not available anymore."

I had it in my cart 4 times through four rounds of releases and still wasn't able to actually purchase.
I had this on Amazon, John Lewis and Curry’s. Every time I hit Buy it would time out or throw an error. Infuriating.