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  1. Depends if you prefer your characters eyeballs being too far inside vs too far outside of their heads.
  2. I'm only peripherally familiar with Dune, but it seems like a tricky story to tell just because of the run of the books. As I understand it, Herbert did several, the last one was unfinished, and then various subsequent spin-off runs came out years later and still are. Did the original series of books have a sensible end-point the movies could use? Or is it a given that any movie adaption is only ever going to cover the first book (even if its in two parts)?
  3. I'm still excited enough to be disappointed at the cinema-only release. If anyone can justify it, I'd say Villeneuve could, but y'know.....pandemic. Hope they go digital sooner than later.
  4. Yeah, Celeste always struck me as a more 'I Wanna Be The Guy' / 'Super Meatboy' kind of masochist platformer with pixel perfect moves and lightning reflexes. Those skills will certainly help in Spelunky, but arent a prerequisite. Spelunky is more about constant situational awareness and risk assessment on the fly, constantly making lots of little decisions.
  5. I think differing dialogue options leading to alternate paths within quests might be a thing, like the background options in the Shadowrun games etc for example. Seems relatively doable as more lightweight way of giving it meaning.
  6. Now we've had a closer look at the nomads, I really like the vehicle aesthetic they have going on. The whole 'old banger retrofitted with future tech' thing has become a bit of a genre unto itself lately, loved it ever since Looper. Also, more fucking Refused! That's at least 4 songs at last count, wouldn't be surprised if there's more besides. Really interesting perspective on 'musical acting' as it were, too.
  7. Looks fun, but fuck me I did not realise how little the death guy needs the makeup.
  8. I've heard nothing but good things abut this, however from what I understand of the nature of the show, I have to ask.....how smart do you have to be to get enjoyment from it? I do ok with time-fuckery in films etc, but having it as a near constant main mechanic over 3 seasons sounds like it might give me a nosebleed.
  9. As much as I find it somewhat irritating (even embarrassing) that I have to happen across good music via an animated tv show (rather than find it myself), I've had Kotomi stuck on my playlist pretty firmly since hearing them on the Rick & Morty season finale. Pretty indie, more electropop than rock admittedly - fits in somewhere on the spectrum roughly between Metric, Warpaint and Haim, and occasional full 80s Boys of Summer energy.
  10. Re techwear, wasnt there another author who predicted a fashion genre combining sportswear, outdoorsy stuff and heavy military influence? Pretty ironic that it's then gibson who goes and inadvertently sets off the whole nato strap thing.
  11. Tbh from the same team as BF, I wasnt sure what to expect. Polished presentation is a given, but I was unsure about gameplay. Turns out, however, they seem to have done a pretty good job of it! I still dont think any modern day space dogfighter is quite up there with the oldies in terms of mission design, but this is as good a shout as I've seen for a while. Also, they're really caught the sense of speed and scale I sometimes find lacking. These things can whip around at dizzying levels, just as it should be. I do find it a bit odd that they're pushing 'diverse' teams given that, y'know, the Empire are traditionally the side of posh old white dudes, but perhaps they're having to make a conscious effort to not allow anywhere for alt right wrong uns to take over. Sad if that's the case but understandable.
  12. I've had this on my 'to-do' list for a while (baring in mind I dont typically watch a lot of tv), but finally made a start during lockdown. It's really good. Up to S5(?) now As others have said here, I've purposely not read any history to avoid spoilers, although there were a few wtf moments where I had to refer back to wikipedia like 'they did what?! I never knew that!' So many great characters. Well written, acted, and the development over time for some of them is the best I've seen in ages. There was maybe a slight sag in the middle where everyone was going around causing drama by shagging each others missus, but it sets up all the following stuff so well it's worth it. Also, I could probably believe such stuff happened a lot back then. Skipped over the last couple pages of this thread, very excited to see where this goes.
  13. Let it be known that you're keeping up with things better than some have. There's a lot to take in at first; I don't think I fully grasped all the strands until second viewing.
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