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  1. Nothing quite as acerbic as the Videogamer podcast I'm afraid, although Matt Lees who used to be on the Videogamer Podcast (and also post on this forum) does have a his own gaming website thing called Cool Ghosts. Agree completely about the UK flavour, I find most American games coverage far too sincere. The borderline libelous conversations the VG crew seem end up in nearly every other week are spectacular.
  2. The Lobster : Dark surreal comedy

    Agreed, without being spoilerific I found the second half much less compelling than the first. All the hilariously wry, absurdist satire seems to peel away and it settles into just being a bit weird and boring with it. Still well worth seeing for the first hour, though.
  3. The SP looks just like a modern day Shogo: MAD. Which is a GOOD THING. I might even pre-order this and BF1, do they both get early access?
  4. Nah. The Videogamer UK podcast is probably the most well-balanced and outright entertaining gaming 'publication' I can think of, certainly the closest in tone to this forum. Genuinely, passionate, knowledgeable and well-considered criticism wrapped up with a distinctly British willingness to completely rip the piss out of the occasional contemptible idiocy of gamers and their own audience. Their coverage of No Mans Sky has been very even handed in the run up to the launch, and Jim more than any of the others was looking forward to it. The rest of their stuff I find hit-and-miss, but the podcast is a goldmine. I don't think there's anything controversial about that review, for what it's worth. He basically says the shallowness of the actual game mechanics ultimately fail it, because they quickly highlight how all the visual 'variety' is just flimsy window-dressing for a repetitive grind, which is exactly what people have been worried about for years at this point.
  5. Yeah, should have phrased that as frame-size.
  6. Gorf has been bang on so far, but for what it's worth regarding 4k content: Unless you're working on Lawrence of Arabia or some other 70mm epic, most older 35mm films are scanned in at 2k Full Aperture. That's 2048x1556, almost a square, for a full frame of 35mm. From that frame, you crop in to get whatever aspect ratio the film was shot in, and then you usually deliver at 1920x1080. The actual detail of many 35mm films can be quite soft at that size as it is, so the only 'benefits' you're likely to see from re-scanning everything at double the resolution are insane file sizes and slightly sharper grain, and that's without even touching on the whole VFX delivery resolution can of worms that Gorf touched on. This is why most of those '4k BluRays' on the market are just 2k upscales, and why I wouldn't hold your breath for a huge wave of 4k remasters around the corner. I also think the term itself is quite disingenuous, branding UHD as 4k almost implies 4x the resolution of 1080p. Calling it 2160p doesn't carry quite the same heft.
  7. Oh, totally. I never imagined the audience as anything but an upgrade option for existing owners, besides a few PS4 owners who were put off by the under-cooked original who now have the chance to scoop up whatever the Xbox exclusives they missed and also get the new highest benchmark for future third party ports. They're definitely not aiming for a mainstream demographic, which is why it's not a new generation and they'll continue to sell the Xbox One S for those less invested, like Apple and the iPhone SE.
  8. Sure, but they've publically stated its been enormously successful, sold far more than they anticipated, and continues to do so. It's been out for almost a year and it's still selling out, right now there's only 1 left on the UK Amazon. There's a market for premium consoles.
  9. You mean like the 'Premium Pad' that cost as much as a console and was sold out for months on end?
  10. Well, there's your answer. TV's aren't designed to be sat two feet away from, monitors are.
  11. Exactly, there are hundreds of factors that can make one screen more impressive than another, resolution is only part of that. I'm also going to assume you sit far closer to your monitor than most people do with their TVs, @Gizamaluke. Uncharted 4 had such high-quality anti-aliasing that you could barely see a single pixel, I think you'd have a hard time convincing anyone it would look signifcantly better at over double the resolution on a screen of the same size. 4k DCI is a good working format for film production. The consumer format though, Ultra HD, is basically just a marketing gimmick that display manufacturers hope will trigger another HD boom (it won't).
  12. Ghostbusters (2016)

    Something to remember about MiB3 was that it had a very troubled production which went on hiatus for about 6 months which would have cost a fortune, along with Will Smith's increasingly bloated paycheck compared to the original. That said I'm sure his people would argue it wasn't bloated at all, considering the majority of that $624 million it made back will have been largely down to his international appeal.
  13. Ghostbusters (2016)

    I don't think I've ever met a single person who actually saw Men in Black 3 at the cinema, and yet it inexplicably made more money than the first two.
  14. It's Not You, It's Me

    Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition. By the time those credits roll I guarantee you'll have a newfound zest for the rest of cinema.
  15. Xbox Games with Gold | August

    I would never have even considered buying either of them, but at least that's two couch co-op games for the Bone. Might be worth throwing on with a mate to smack some fools around.