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    NFL 2021!

    True. But I'd prefer to see one last play than the game finish because Dak forgot to let the ref touch the ball. As a Cowboys fan, I really want to see them go all the way, and I do think they have the talent to do it. I think that if they'd played as well as they did earlier in the season, they'd have steamrollered the 49ers. But you're right - they didn't deserve to win this game. They lacked drive and energy, and those goddamn penalties (which, unlike some other games this year, were pretty much all really blatant) made it way harder than it needed to have been. But to have the game end on a technicality is just disappointing as a viewer.
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    NFL 2021!

    The game didn't deserve to end like that.
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    NFL 2021!

    Christ. The Cowboys really are the poster children for ruining their season with stupid mistakes.
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    NFL 2021!

    Could really do with them stepping things up quite a bit. Would much prefer an Eagles win to a Bucs one. Though based on that "punt return" it doesn't look likely.
  5. Elite series 2 is head and shoulders above any other controller ever made. It's a joy to use. I'm not sure it's £160 worth of joy, mind you, but now I've got one I'll use it any chance I get.
  6. Blimey, this second season of Cheer is a bit different.
  7. I wonder if it's clever enough to accept alternate spellings in that case. If the answer is ever 'litre', would it also accept 'liter' or would that be classed as wrong?
  8. I mean their Patreon, but I believe the only thing that gets you is an extra podcast. All their videos are free as far as I can tell. I generally watch them on Twitch, but almost all their stuff gets on YouTube eventually. For recommendations, Alex's Lost Judgment stream was really good (but it was a one shot thing), the Hitman race series was great, Brad playing Resi 7 in VR I really enjoyed, Life is Strange True Colours was awesome, any FMV stuff has been worth watching, Brad playing the original Metroid was fun, I'm liking Vinny's streams of Guardians of the Galaxy...
  9. I've given up on Giant Bomb for a while now, but I get the same thing from Nextlander (which I do still sub to and enjoy). There's three of them, they don't need to play loads of games for review or anything that might keep them hugely busy behind the scenes, and because they're self employed they can stream whatever they want: they don't have to produce Quick Looks or shitty album shows or whatever the overlords dictate. If I was in that position I'd do at least one stream a day. But you get three streams a week from them if you're lucky, and two podcasts (which should really be one podcast). It's not like they do much editing of their streams after the fact, either. The only thing that seems to happen with their YouTube videos is that you get the 'starting in 5:00' timer cut down. Other than that they go up unedited. Okay, the podcasts need editing, but that's only going to be one of them doing it, even if that takes a day per podcast there's still three days a week where all of them are available for streaming, and two days when two of them are. Still, for me that's a good problem to be complaining about: I enjoy Nextlander's content and wish there was more of it. For you guys who are still GB fans, it's different in that you don't think they're putting out good stuff, and there's not much of it.
  10. This bit I wasn't fond of. This bit I absolutely loved. My big problems with it were: 1) That I didn't like the humour. From the first scene where they mention an "anti-Irish fence" I could tell the humour wasn't going to be my thing 2) That it felt like most of the connecting scenes had been cut, leaving half a film. Although maybe I wasn't paying attention because I just wasn't enjoying it. For example, the antagonist was in it for a couple of scenes at the beginning, then missing until the end, which meant that not only didn't I care about them or their nefarious plan, but I'd forgotten the character existed. The cast were the only good thing about it, IMO. But just because I didn't like it doesn't mean I'm one of those knobs who want to pretend it doesn't exist. Acknowledging it as a Ghostbusters film doesn't mean that GB1 is suddenly less good. And it doesn't mean that just because I don't like it, I think other people shouldn't like it either.
  11. I finished this a few days ago, and although the game itself is utterly fantastic, I can't help being slightly disappointed by the conclusion:
  12. To have some time to play games. New ones or old ones, makes no difference. I just want to actually be able to play for more than about an hour a week.
  13. That musical number was about the only thing I didn't like in the whole series. It was a shit song, from what looked like a shit musical with shit production values, and it was funny in the first episode because it was only a few seconds long. The "gift" was being subjected to entire minutes of it without a payoff.
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    Coffee

    I've not got a kettle at all, I use an Insinkerator that claims the water's at 94 degrees, as that's where I think I've got it set. I haven't ever checked, and there's a sneaking suspicion in the back of my mind that the reason I'm not hugely impressed with the coffee I get is that the water temperature is wrong. It's tough to know because the instructions give a temperature range (71 to 98) but the dial doesn't have numbers on it, just increasingly large dots. But assuming it's a linear increase in temperature per dot, I've got it set at 94. I should just get a thermometer and check, really.
  15. You're the devil! I'm going to stay strong.
  16. My local has stock too, and I'm so very tempted but I hardly play on the Series X, can't remember the last time I played on my PS4 or Switch or PC, so it would really be utterly stupid and selfish to buy one when I won't realistically use it and it might go to someone who plays on it loads and really enjoys it....
  17. I like over half those games. Not a bad selection at all!
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    Coffee

    I used to like Douwe Egberts, but now after having exclusively drunk supermarket ground coffee for a few years and then got my own grinder and a subscription to Pact in April, I think Douwe Egberts tastes dreadful. But don't necessarily listen to me - I think my tastebuds are fucked. I'm getting these fairly expensive coffees weekly that have high falutin' tasting notes and no matter how I make it, I'm always left thinking "hmm, that's... pretty bland". It didn't used to be like that with me - pre-covid I would go to coffee shops and get whatever sounded interesting, and really enjoy it. Especially the citrussy ones. But whether I use a french press, an aeropress or a clever dripper; and no matter how I change the grind, the beans I buy all taste meh. They smell incredible, and then after they're ground, they just go very average. Maybe it's actually Pact's coffee. Hmm, I might buy a bag from somewhere else to try.
  19. Last night my kids were desperate to watch a movie called The Christmas Break-In, which is Home Alone in a school. It might be the worst film I've ever (partly) seen. Even the kids got bored before the end. Avoid at all costs.
  20. One from me: There was some tv show on late at night in the mid '90s (I think). And I think it was a horror anthology. All I remember is that a young woman was trying to track something, and had a map (of London?) on a wall (I think the wall was white painted brick), and when she turned away from the map, or maybe left the room, something evil sort of pressed against the map from the other side as though it was trying to get through. Looked a bit like some of the effects from The Frighteners. I'm not expecting anyone to figure this one out since its so vague, but it was obviously creepy enough to still be stuck in my head 25 years later.
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    NFL 2021!

    Yeah, but they're so dull. The theoretical idea of Belicheck vs Brady is good, but I think the reality would be a snoozefest of a Superbowl. Their week 4 game wasn't exactly thrilling, though it was close. If we have to have Brady in another Superbowl, I'd rather see him against someone exciting.
  22. Yes, very much so! First link I found googling 'Riot games toxic', but there are hundreds more: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18534477/riot-employees-walkout-forced-arbitration-workplace-culture
  23. Absolutely, and not just in America. There's practically no-one in a union in the UK industry, from what I can tell from the studios I've worked at.
  24. That's interesting. I've never met Kotick and he's had no tangible effect on my life (not least because I can't remember the last Activision-Blizzard game I played), but I'm super affronted by him too. I don't have to have been personally affected by all the heinous shit he's presided over during his tenure to feel a deep sense of injustice, anger and vitriol about him. I just think about the people who have been affected by him and the feelings of impotent rage and disgust flow naturally.
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