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  1. Star Wars Anthology: Young Han Solo

    Would that it twer so simple...
  2. The Walking Dead!

    A show that really, really benefits from boxsetting it. A few years back I rewatched seasons 1-3 (I think, maybe also 4) and even season 2 has a point (and a bit of pace) if you're watching several back-to-back. Found the same with Daredevil: with it being one comparatively tight storyline, splitting it up weekly - old school broadcast style - just doesn't fit very well for the show.
  3. The Humble Thread

    I'm not driving a mini metro I'm not driving a mini metro I'm not driving a mini metro
  4. Captain America 3 - Civil War. Trailer now online.

    I never said anything bad about the Ross character, or Hurt. I wish we'd seen more of him in the other 'Hulk appearance' films, frothing at his antics and screaming "See??? See?!!" at every bit of destruction. The Spidey suit in this is the best suit; it's a classic design for a reason, dude.
  5. Captain America 3 - Civil War. Trailer now online.

    Bloody 'ell Sandman, you make one half-decent observation then immediately sabotage it! Ruffalo is amazing for the part. To the film: I thought it was good, but was kinda watching it through Mrs. Treb's abhorrence of Cap (no, I don't get it either) She even petulatantly flicked the Vs at the screen during one of his more self-righteous monologues, which did make me laugh out loud, to be fair. I think one misstep in this was having Thunderbolt Ross return to represent authoritative control when maybe 2% of the general public will remember him as the dangerous, bigoted idiot who wanted to murder Bruce Banner. If he'd had more presence in the other films, the 'oversight will become fascist control' point would have been better made. I got a bit bored of the punchy mans bits (Black Panther does nothing for me). Spidey & Ant...err...y clearly demonstrate why a variety of powers is so important in these films: fun through creativity. I thought the Russo's experience in serial telly worked wonders in making the short, declamatory dialogue pop, (and God knows how they make some of the fight choreography so fluid), but I still wish Marvel could construct a compelling villain to match the heroes. For me, a bit more of a bumpy ride than I expected, with flashes of absolutely outstanding entertainment in between the less successful stuff.
  6. What games did you complete? 2016 Edition

    02/01/2016 - Gears of War ( PC ) 02/01/2016 - Dr. Langeskov [...] ( PC ) 17/02/2016 - Lost Planet: Extreme Condition ( PC ) 20/02/2016 - Warning Forever ( PC ) 21/02/2016 - The Division (Beta) ( PC ) 23/02/2016 - Helldivers ( Vita ) 03/03/2016 - Never Alone ( PC ) 03/04/2016 - Max Payne 3 ( PC ) 06/04/2016 - The Division ( PC ) 16/04/2016 - Halo 3 ( X360 ) 19/04/2016 - Halo 4 ( X360 ) 25/04/2016 - Firewatch ( PC ) ------------------------------------------ Firewatch is a good example shows walking sims at the 'still in its nappies' state of development. It's gorgeous, based on a combination of early US painters' landscapes blended with some seriously beautiful, colour monotone postcards that the forestry service put out about a hundred years ago. The angular, pop art landscape is a joy to navigate, and the 'gameyness' (for want of a better term) is actually pretty good: orienteering and rappelling doesn't get old, and traversal is never boring. The only problem is the actual story. Although the (radio) conversation you have throughout is well written and acted, it's ultimately fairly blah. . I'm glad I played it, and it's pretty short and very lovely to look at. Up against Gone Home, Treb favourite Call of the Fireflies and The Stanley Parable, though, it's left in the dust (better than Dear Esther though!). Would still recommend it for its atmosphere and its beauty.
  7. Nintendo Humble Bundle

    Retro City Rampage DX (3DS) code going free, just drop me a PM. Couldn't stand the game; my distaste is your gain! Claimed by the estimable Protocol Penguin.
  8. What are you playing?

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  9. Amazing show. Channeled 90s melodramas - their look and pacing - whilst also subverting their melodrama. Brilliant. Reading the Jeffrey Toobin book now (it was titled 'The Run of his Life' but they've rebadged it with the show title), and it's fantastic. 10% in and it's already covered the murder scene and investigation, Nicole's back story in detail, OJ's early life and why LA cops are so racist (which is a jaw-dropping story of bureaucratic quangosI wasn't aware of) and all sorts of other stuff. You can see Toobin trying to squeeze in some salacious, purple prose but there are so many facts to pack in, he doesn't get the opportunity. Heartily recommended to anyone who enjoyed the show. Like the show, if you wrote it as fiction no-one would swallow it.
  10. What games did you complete? 2016 Edition

    02/01/2016 - Gears of War ( PC ) 02/01/2016 - Dr. Langeskov [...] ( PC ) 17/02/2016 - Lost Planet: Extreme Condition ( PC ) 20/02/2016 - Warning Forever ( PC ) 21/02/2016 - The Division (Beta) ( PC ) 23/02/2016 - Helldivers ( Vita ) 03/03/2016 - Never Alone ( PC ) 03/04/2016 - Max Payne 3 ( PC ) 06/04/2016 - The Division ( PC ) 16/04/2016 - Halo 3 ( X360 ) 19/04/2016 - Halo 4 ( X360 ) I miss you, Halo. I miss you so, so much. Think about it: most people have been orphaned from the Halo games. Do you know anyone off-forum who owns a Bone? I don’t know a single one. Even if I bothered to furnish myself with the console and Halo and an XBL sub, could I convince my friends to do the same? Absolutely no chance. It’s this massive series that feels like it’s just floating in the ether, lost in space like MC himself. Maybe some Americans are propping up the franchise? I dunno. All I know is, I want a PC version. So anyway, I re-bought a 360 to replay its Halo games - £45 or thereabouts, for the console and both 3&4 – and it was a great decision. We all got a bit hung-up on them not being Halo CE but, you know, they are both superb. Halo 3 has the bigger and better levels, but 4 has the Mammoth, the jetpack, the Pelican, that mech thing I forget the name of. And I liked the Promethans, so there. The gameplay loop remains fabulous and, whilst 4 may just be a series of moments more than a cohesive whole, there’s still a universe of toys to play with. I also approached them differently: already completed both on Legendary/Heroic back in the day, so blasted through on Normal. It was a great laugh being this all-powerful demon, and have human grunts who weren’t these fragile little dolls who get splattered by a breath of wind. It made it much more of a romp; more playful and let you be a bit more expressive and aggressive. Really glad I dived back in. Oh, and Halo 4’s graphics are still pretty much phenomenal.
  11. The talked about this on the/Film cast. Their idea to prevent piracy was stick some sort of digital watermark up with you/your decoder box's ID. But even doing that, it'd be a piece of piss to scrub that off using your PC, unless they have it fill the screen. It seemed to have a better response with parents/Americans, for sure. I would just see it as producing a lot more high quality cams.
  12. Free console game codes looking for a good home

    Just to follow up on this, Womble kindly gave me Gears 3. In spite of him getting it as part of an Xbone deal, it redeemed on my 360 perfectly. Therefore I'm pretty confident my Gears 1 code will work on an Xbone, if that swings the deal for anyone?
  13. The Humble Thread

    That's a terrible story. Life is too short for such awful disappointments. I've bought it for you, PM incoming. Just pay it forward to someone else when you can, bud.