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  1. I’m really hoping this focuses on judgement day and the years thereafter, as that would be a Terminator story that hasn’t been told yet. Or, at least, not told competently. Who am I kidding? It’s going to follow the exact same, tired as fuck premise of time travel and be set in the modern day. Will be interesting to see if that’s the case, at least, because if they’re unwilling to take any risks with an anime set in this franchise then they’re unwilling to take any risks full-stop. 

  2. I dipped back in to see how/if things had changed since the comedic disaster that was season 8, and while this is nowhere near as bad as that it still feels awfully bland. 

    Having a new group attack literally days after they dispatched the whisperers felt like a parody. Yes, the explanation that Maggie brought that shit back with her is somewhat believable, but only if she really pissed off that group as it sounds like they’ve gone especially out of their way.


    Despite early attempts in TWD to show they weren’t bound by the comics, I think it’s been mostly a flourish here and there. Which is a shame, because scope existed to tell a taut, plausible story a few seasons long, rather than trailing after the galumphing narrative of the comics. Of course, I highly doubt AMD would’ve stuck to such a move when TWD became their biggest money maker. 

  3. 17 hours ago, Harsin said:

    In the game, rather than this being treated as an absolutely horrifying scenario, there's a given assumption this was a great idea and they're treated as the heroes and thank god they did it because they are now the only thing that stands between us and the evil terrorists. USA! USA!

    Though it’s somewhat of an understatement to say the story has some tonal problems, it’s also not quite as 2D as you’re making out. There are a few characters, one of them the very vocal ally under sufferance Paul Rhodes, who repeatedly bring up that a highly trained unit, which by its very design operates autonomously and with access to bleeding-edge military hardware, is a really bad idea which will inevitably go south (and so it does, in the form of rogue agents who end up either organising or manipulating some of the factions into far greater threats.) 

  4. 22 hours ago, PeteBrant said:

    I’d love them to do a ps5 version with haptics 

    Are you insane? Do you want the busywork of holding down both triggers to balance a load intensified by Kojima adding suitable resistance to said triggers?  

  5. 13 hours ago, Mr Combo Breaker said:

    The ending of the book would be hilarious :lol:



    Even by King’s self-admitted bad endings, that one was a real wet fart, and unintentionally amusing. Felt like something an angsty teenager would write. 

    I’d very much enjoyed the book up to that point, though. So it shouldn’t be difficult to salvage. 

  6. First episode made me chuckle a few times, and Tudyk is excellent as an awkward alien in human skin. My favourite moments were his unintended burns, such as the ones about Big Black and Mayor Snowflake. There’s obviously going to be some saccharine ‘so humans do have value!’ moments in the future, but hopefully those feel earned and won’t come to dominate. 

  7. On 13/01/2021 at 15:01, deerokus said:

    I saw some comments on the GB subreddit that he brought energy to gb. 


    What the hell. 

    The GB sub is actively censored as regards negative comments. The mods there were questioned on it once and just said they ‘like to try and maintain a positive atmosphere.’ Probably the worst place to go to get a sense of how GB fans feel in general. 

  8. 1 hour ago, monkeydog said:


    He's fine in Jumper isn't he? 


    The Star Wars prequels and Jumper are the only films I’ve seen him in, so they could be misfires, but he just washed over me in both. No real sense of presence or emotional range. To be fair, all of the actors suffered from having to chew their way through some terrible dialogue in the prequels. 

  9. 9 hours ago, Lorfarius said:

    Its lovely. Makes me want to own more :lol:

    You don’t want to fall down that rabbit hole. Trust me. While it is indeed lovely to own a selection of vintage Game & Watches, your wallet will be screaming if you like them boxed and still in decent nick. I’ve resigned myself to probably never completing my modest collection. 

  10. 46 minutes ago, df0 said:

    But Sony have a VR Headset that is compatible with the PS5. It's the current PSVR headset.

    Granted, compared with other more expensive offerings on PC (think of independent finger tracking) it is a bit lacking, but for me and I reckon many other casual users it's fantastic. I for one am happy Sony offers the adapter for free, that tells me they recognise VR as something that's worth supporting.

    Their odd reluctance to say whether PSVR games will be in any way enhanced on PS5 is starting to grate, though. Even just a statement like ‘this is something we’re still finalising the details of,’ would reassure me. 

  11. Yeah, World Beyond is utter cookie cutter banality. Right from the off it bends itself in loops by trying to explain that the stupidity of the kids is actually due to the stupidity of the teachers of this (successful) community. This is a world in which zombies are a perpetual threat, so how are the young prepared to face this menace? Oh, they’re given a spoken presentation, with a few diagrams, on how to kill a walker and that you’re probably best off running away. Just...fucking what? The worst possible way to get those kids to take a threat seriously is by making it theoretical. They should be exposed to restrained walkers; hold the thing back with an animal catch pole, so that it’s still reaching and flailing but stands no risk of biting, and have them show they can kill it. That a community, which lasted through the worst times of this world post outbreak, could be so hilariously shortsighted as to raise a load of complacent idiots that neither take such a fundamental threat seriously, nor know how to handle it in reality, is so insulting to the viewer’s intelligence. 

    I mean, it has other problems, but that doozy killed the show stone dead for me in the second episode. It’s like the writers have acknowledged that they’ve become reliant on characters acting like imbeciles to create peril, but rather than trying harder to avoid such a trope they’ve actively looked for ways to explain it in universe. 

  12. 2 hours ago, BossSaru said:


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    Perhaps it is because he seems to have cleaned up his act since he 'found religion'. Recreational drugs and alcohol are generally not a great mix for an elite athlete. Also, now that his condition is public knowledge he may have it under control with medication.


    Yeah, I guess. It just seemed very throwaway for something that I thought would define that character for a bit. 

  13. I think they’re being faithful to what they know and are comfortable with. Larian pretty much admitted they have no experience with something like RTWP. Which is fine, but as an old school Baldur’s Gate fan RTWP was a big part of the experience. That, combined with (understandably) losing the extreme visual detail of the originals doesn’t make this look or feel like a BG game at all to me. The branding is vestigial. 

    My argument doesn’t take into account what constitutes a more faithful, D&D experience because tbh I don’t care. Insofar as it didn’t stop the old games from being fantastic RPGs. 

  14. Turn-based combat is exactly the kind of thing I meant when saying that using the Baldur’s Gate name was unnecessary, and could even be detrimental. I don’t associate TB with Baldur’s Gate at all, and the thought of it gives me an odd, skin crawling sensation. 

    I have to think if the game is otherwise good enough then I could get used to it, but still...skin crawling. 

  15. Tempting, but to be honest the last time I fiddled that much to get something working was in the earlier days of P.C gaming. It’s an age I never want to revisit! 

    Do appreciate the offer of a potential shortcut, though. I may take you up on that in the future if I’m feeling braver. 

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