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David Kenny

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  1. Exactly. Some of the comments in here are nuts. We're playing the best side in Africa and apart from a short spell completely dominating. The only worry was that the Senegal press was very effective in cutting off balls into midfield but they seem to have fixed that pretty much.
  2. I don't know if you've played any of those games, but one thing they don't do is prioritise story or spectacle over gameplay. They all have stories obviously, and they are more or less spectacular but I doubt any of them would be as highly regarded as they are unless the minute to minute gameplay was actually fun. I would say as well that for at least three of them I made the mistake of thinking I knew exactly what I was getting only to be completely blown away by what the game actually delivered. Anyway I don't want to labour the point, it just seems weird to pick the best examples of "third person blockbuster action games" (and the Last of Us really doesn't fall into that category) to represent the average game. Last point I promise, I'm not sure a comparison with blockbuster films really works either. Some explosions and some snazzy CGI might be enough to get people to sit through 90 minutes of a film, but nobody is sitting through 35 hours of a computer game unless the stuff you do in between the explosions and cut scenes is actually fun.
  3. For me it's something like Kingdoms of Amalur. A game I somehow finished without especially enjoying it,or feeling any particular urge to find out what happens next. It was fine. Not bad, not great. It had all of the things you expect from that type of game, and they were implemented adequately. A solid 5/10 game if ever there was one.
  4. I'm still not sure which games you mean exactly (are you saying that The Last of Us and God of War are somehow examples of the same thing). But it feels like you are reducing games down to an absurd degree, the fact that they are third person for instance, in order to find a similarity between them. Even if we accept that premise, that these games are carbon copies of each other, the "average" tag still doesn't make sense as they are exceptional examples of third person games, or games with cut scenes, or games with stories. To be clear I'm not arguing you have to like these games, I'm just struggling to see how they qualify as average.
  5. Which games are you thinking of here? Aren't Sony's third-person action games generally considered some of the best games around?
  6. If it's anything like the other Hot Wheels I know, it's rolled under the TV cabinet and they're trying to get out with a broom handle.
  7. You should celebrate with a PS Plus Premium subscription!
  8. I nearly bought Biomutant in the recent sale so this is a good month. I know it's supposed to be very average but it looks nice, so we've got that in common.
  9. I think it Mike McMahon who really nailed the massive chin look we all knew and loved
  10. Man, I remember when my kids were that cute *sniff*
  11. Bloody hell, @strider I've been looking for IT in charity shops for about a year with no joy, and you get it on your first try! (I did eventually find The Stand though).
  12. Clinton is one of my favourite co-commentators. He comes across as a very likable fellow, and I love the fact that he doesn't try and disguise his accent at all.
  13. I've upgraded from Essential to Premium, as @Stanley says, you can't argue with 10p a day! Now to download a load of games and never play them! Living the dream.
  14. The two Art Blakey Blue Notes are classics. There's a version of "Night In Tunisia" on the Birdland record that remains a favourite of mine. You've got a nice little jazz collection building there. Time to pour yourself a shot of bourbon, dim the lights, open a copy of Howl by Allen Ginsberg, and start channelling your inner hep-cat.
  15. Looks like I can upgrade to Premium for 50 quid for the remaining 500 days of my plus subscription. It's obviously not getting a lot of love in here, but that is pretty tempting. Even though I have a Gamepass subscription that I almost never use . Still there's two Ys games and Returnal on there that I haven't played, that's worth 50 quid right?
  16. The novel "Q" by Luther Blisset (a nom de plume of various Italian academics) presents a fictionalised account of the siege of Munster which is superbly done. The whole book is excellent if you've an interest in the reformation.
  17. Mingus Ah Um for 10p has got to be one of the great bargains of our age. It's a masterpiece.
  18. Awesome thanks. I haven't seen The Lodger in years.
  19. How are you seeing these early Hitchcock films if you don't mind my asking? Are they readily available somewhere?
  20. Anybody in the market for some Brazilian funk? This is taken from Celia's eponymous 1972 album. Not to be confused with her eponymous album from 1970, or the one from 1975, or the one from 1977! After four albums called "Celia" she decided the gag had run thin and started calling them other things. That's some commitment to a schtick though.
  21. I've enjoyed these well enough until The Viewing which I really struggled to get through, and then felt wasn't worth the effort at the conclusion. I'll probably continue because there's a chance that there could be another episode as good as The Autopsy but it's very hit and miss generally.
  22. Sad news about Ramsey Lewis @ZOK. I also managed to completely miss that news. I listen to at least one Ramsey Lewis track a day I'd say. More often than not it's the cover of Minnie Ripperton's Les Fleurs or this absolutely primo slice of upbeat jazz funk from his album ,Salongo. You can't overstate his influence on music. Not just what he recorded but the people he recorded with who went on to do great things on their own. Maurice White is the obvious one but there are other examples, including of course Eldee Young and Isaac Holt from his first trio, who went on to become Young-Holt Unlimited.
  23. I wrote that with my tongue in my cheek. I don't think it's a good model either. Although I'd say the console is what brings users into the Sony "eco-system" rather than PS+. The Candy Crush comparison is because a tiny number of users actually spend money on Candy Crush, but they spend a lot.
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