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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: Today at 08:50:56 am »
It's a WIN.

Breath of The Wild needs no additional praise from me. FAST RMX is a blindingly fast (to my old eyes) future racer with a fun colour changing mechanic and 1-2-SWITCH had every body in party game stitches.

We've even done the "Right that's enough of that on the big telly" and Tiny Tips has casually strolled over, undocked it and carried on playing as he leaves the room.

Next purchase will probably be Shovel Knight. Then Mario Kart... Splatoon 2 maybe... and some of those Nindie titles...

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Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 27 March, 2017, 05:24:41 pm »
I've no interest in watching CGI car stunts.

Even if you can't tell the difference until it's pointed out to you?

(But oddly, I know what you mean) 

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 23 March, 2017, 12:53:04 pm »
Yeah, was big fan of the first 3 and was looking forward to this but the reviews have been largely negative on many of the aspects of the game. Glad to hear you are enjoying it. Think I'm going to pick it up second hand as choke at the thought of paying £40+ for a game. Will pick it up for 30 in a couple of weeks.

I've only ever played 3  part waty through - thought it was fun but way too cut-sceney.

I'm struggling with the concept of £60 for a Switch game.  Managed to pick up a pre-owned Zelda because after two weeks, the person returning it thought it was "too big"

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 March, 2017, 12:48:00 pm »
I was pleasantly surprised that the BBC 10pm news took about 20 minutes of saturation coverage before the word "Islamist" was used. So that appears to be some progress.

And in an even bigger surprise, Political Correspondent Laura Keunssberg managed to get through TWO entire reports without diverting from the real story to blame/attack Jeremy Corbyn.

Dammit! I posted in The Political Thread!

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Off Topic / Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« on: 23 March, 2017, 12:42:13 pm »
During a spare bedroom clear out, I found a 3/4 complete old AMT Millennium Falcon cutaway kit that I'd started building with the elder Tips son many years ago*

Man, it looks shit compared to the gorgeousness on this thread.


* This is what happens when you leave it to your Mrs to go out and get a Millennium Falcon TOY for a seven year old.  She comes back with a madly complicated kit that he just didn't have the patience to do.

"We've painted this bit. Now we need to let it dry." 

In retrospect, I should have a) taken it back or b) said "Sod it, let's just glue it together as quick as we can and then throw it about the room".   

In good news, we also found a LEGO MINDSTORMS DARKSIDE DEVELOPER KIT (AT/AT and Destroyer Droid).  Those are going for crazy money on eBay!

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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« on: 23 March, 2017, 12:10:53 pm »
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
I can confirm that there are at least two of us.

So, is this worth a watch then?

I, too, have chosen to ignore this on the basis that the League of Gentlemen was no way near as clever and funny as it thought it was.

There's a CALHAB based pattern emerging here. Maybe we should all agree to watch INSIDE NO. 9 and then not bother turning up. ;o)

Yes, worth a watch I reckon.  As it's on iPlayer and standalone episodes, start with DIDDLE DIDDLE DUM. If you don't like that, don't bother with the rest I guess. At half an horur, it's not a big investment of time.

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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« on: 21 March, 2017, 10:14:54 pm »
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.

Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 21 March, 2017, 08:31:30 am »
CARNAGE   On the BBC iPlayer. 

It's a "mockumentary" by Simon Amstell set in the year 2067 with people looking back on how the world became vegan. 

I'm probably bang in the target audience for this as I like Amstell and, well, you know the rest  but there are some good laughs to be had (not least of which is Joanna Lumley's plummy tones being the "voice" of animal thoughts) and Glenn from Thick Of It being a Clarkson-esque shock-jock.

Plus I genuinely couldn't tell if some of the archive footage was faked or real.

Warning: There are some graphic bits in it.

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General / Re: Duncan Jones wants to make a 2000 AD film
« on: 20 March, 2017, 07:20:19 pm »
Yeah - if  it grows the readership base then that's a good thing.

I suppose the discussion to have is about the medium. We want good 2000ad stories featuring our favourite characters written by our favourite writers but, the way the world is heading, will comics drawn by your favourite artist be a thing in twenty years?

Are we heading to a world of vidslugs? Where comics - even digital - is a thing of the past? Is 2000ad Blockbuster video in a world of Netflix?

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 20 March, 2017, 03:40:41 pm »
RESIDENT EVIL 4 on the WII (via the WII U).  I'd forgotten how much fun it is. Love the overshoulder gun mechanic - works a treat with the Wiimotes.

Tiny Tips also decided to play it. He thinks it's great too (but was expecting it to be a bit "meh!" because it is "such an old game").

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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 20 March, 2017, 03:38:35 pm »
It's in the loft calling to me... "Play with me... play with me... nobody will notice... play with me".

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General / Re: Duncan Jones wants to make a 2000 AD film
« on: 20 March, 2017, 12:36:29 pm »
Depending on how you play it, RT is essentially *that* scene from Saving Private Ryan followed by a chase film of sorts.

Ah yes, *that* scene, the GIs stand around discussing Edith Piaf and reminiscing about their adolescent fumbles before the Benny Hill music kicks in and they run around the Quartz Zone tripping up and accidentally pulling each others trousers down as they fall...

Cosh was right; movies and TV are "nice to have"s but it's all about reading 2000ad.

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Film & TV / Re: The Walking Dead - Season 7
« on: 20 March, 2017, 12:13:11 pm »
I actually liked that Carol and Morgan centric episode.  Damn, I'd only just learnt that characters name and now he goes and gets killed.  And that one too.

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Film & TV / Re: GRIM RUMOURS ABOUT NEW STAR TREK:DISCOVERY SERIES
« on: 20 March, 2017, 12:12:06 pm »
Voyager ... threw casual watchers a bone now and then with hot ladies...

Hur hur hur!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 March, 2017, 12:09:48 pm »
Last time I saw LAWRENCE OF ARABIA at the cinema, it had the overture. That confused teh fuck out of everyone.

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