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  1. I genuinely think the likes of Dune and Matrix 4 will be the last of their kind. The Mandalorian cost something like £125m to make, yet Disney get 8 episodes streamed per week. So for something like £450m, you get nearly 6 months worth of new content that will keep people locked in to their monthly subscriptions, instead of maybe 2 traditional blockbusters that people rinse in an evening. Plus Disney get's to keep all the revenue, removing the cinema chain middle man, as well as reducing their marketing costs. Now you've got WB and Universal with their own streaming pla
  2. This sort of reminds me of when Rare used to take a Nintendo game and do it their own way. But this time with absolutely no individuality or creativity. Less like Banjoo Kazooie, more like 40 Winks.
  3. I can't see it being done for The Mandalorian, it looks like they're trying to make it fairly low budget (compared to a modern Star Wars film). But ILM developed the Stagecraft technology for it, so it could be that it's also seen as a way of developing new technology which can then be sold as a service to other studios. Maybe ILM could do something similar with de-aging with an additional deep fake layer. I mean, ILM are clearly behind this, right?
  4. While the face looks good, the big thing for me is just how much shorter the guy playing Han Solo is than Harrison Ford and that really throws you. It's like every other actor is 6ft 6" or something. The voice also makes you think it's been badly dubbed. Is the technology there yet to make actors sound younger? It would be better to get the original actors to play the role, then have this deep fake technology de-age them like in this, which is really incredible compared to the original de-aging tech used. But the problem will always be how actors
  5. Maybe I'm so far removed from what's deemed as acceptable quality for a game these days, because I only ever play on the Switch and even then it's mostly Nintendo developed/published games, but I have no idea how this was deemed good enough for release on the Switch. It's easily the glitchiest, bug ridden game I've ever played. Since getting it on Saturday (£33 in the sale), so far I've experienced frequent fatal system crashes causing the game to be forced quit times when the player and green blacks out with the only way to progress is to make a putt, but it's impossi
  6. It looks like this is BBC Scotland's attempt to make YouTube style reviews, if you look at his other reviews (in which he has a backdrop of shelves of Nintendo games and one of those stupidly large microphones, at least that's two items off the YouTuber checklist), it's all exactly the same. "This Nintendo game isn't as good as the ones before". Maybe they're trying a bit too hard at the "miserable YouTuber complaining no Nintendo games are as good as when the ones released when I was 10"
  7. I would hold out until whatever the Amiga version of The C64 turns out to be. If it's a full sized Amiga with working keyboard and ability to load ADFs or WHDLoad files from an SD card, then you'd be better getting that than original hardware. The reason being is that it's really difficult going back to the Amiga now and you have to be prepared for spending a lot of time getting grips with the nuances that might have been fine 25 years ago, but they're a real pain in the arse to deal with now. Something basic like you're thinking of getting an Amiga 600 and you want to
  8. Considering Eddie Murphy signed a deal with Netflix for exclusive content and Netflix had the excellent Dolomite Is My Name, it's ominous that this isn't on Netflix. But then there seems to be a trend .. Netflix passes on the film, Amazon "snap it up" and it's shite. Like the Borat sequel. And $125m for streaming rights when it's bypassing the usual money making route Cinema->digital purchase/rental->TV isn't very much, is it? I guess the marketing budget will be taken care of by Amazon, but it was projected that the budget was $60m and the profit was needing to be $125m to
  9. This is great, but I will warn people that the frame rate feels like around the 20 mark and the detail pop up/in can be a bit distracting at times. bizarrely it’s stuff that isn’t that important - like stones on the ground or marks on boxes - which probably could have been dropped without any impact on the game. In saying that, it does look a lot better than the first hyrule warriors and it’s really nice to be back in the breath of the wild world again. Despite those points about the graphics, it looks really impressive. In a way the Warriors style works as a BotW prequel, there are
  10. @Anne Summers just checking you are aware of this? The Amstrad Spectrum models need a joystick adaptor cable (or have to be rewired) in order to use a standard Atari protocol joystick. Amstrad wired the +2 ports differently as a plan of forcing people to buy their shitty Amstrad branded joysticks, but all they did was rewire the ports. If you plug in a standard joystick, it doesn't work and IIRC I'm sure it was something daft like the up or fire button didn't work. You need to get something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPECTRUM-128-2-3-JOYSTICK-PORT-ADAPTER-CA
  11. I believe Metal Gear Solid is now worth a decent amount of money (seems to go for around £35 on its own) , so Id be careful about someone getting a bargain on eBay!
  12. The perceived problem might be that there is still a commercial aspect to the Amiga - Cloanto purchased Commodore's IP and own the ROMs/Kickstarts etc for the Vic 20, C16, C64 and Amiga and have released the commercial Amiga Forever product for over 20 years. To officially get any version of Workbench and the relevant Kickstart ROMs, you just need to buy them from AmigaForever.com. I think the Plus version at $29.95 has them all. That's why the Amiga community is still protective of making Workbench or Kickstart roms freely available, they're still a commercially available product.
  13. Good news and the bad news? Good news is that the +2 is probably the best Spectrum you can get, its got built in Scart (via the DIN socket- just make sure you buy a +2a cable, not +2 or 128k as they’re different), it fixes the issue of beeper sound being the wrong level compared with 128k sound and is very reliable. The bad news is that it uses a very specific PSU, you can’t just use an off the shelf 9V supply like the other Spectrums. Original PSUs can be quite expensive, but again they’re very reliable. There are modern PSUs that have just been made in the past year or so, here’s one: https:
  14. The Freeview channel ForcesTV started showing Miami Vice at the start of lockdown (V, The Equalizer and Buck Rogers are also shown on it, if you're interested) but stopped after the second series. So I bought the complete collection on DVD. 5 Series. 23 episodes or so each series. 50 minutes or so an episode. So it's not something you easily rinse like modern TV! There's a few things that really stand out about it. The first two series are really excellent, brilliant use of pop music and the look is absolutely spot on. You can tell Michael Mann (who was the executive producer) was
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