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MechE

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  1. Wordle 210 2/6 Seeing as that yellow block was the letter not sure how I got it in two.
  2. Because when I know where a letter is for sure and I've got plenty of guesses, why not use your five choices on new info. Wordle 202 3/6
  3. Why should a trans woman be subtle about the trans message of her film. The last time she was subtle about the meaning of taking the red pill, it went really badly.
  4. Well I loved it. As for why, it's clear they felt forced to make this to stop WB making their own pointless reboot, so they made a commentary on the value of revisiting previous work, along with the corrosive influence that treadmill serves on limiting creativity.
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    Deathloop

    It took me a little while to realise that this isn't aiming for the same thing the Outer Wilds was and to judge it on those terms would be a little unfair. I think Arkane are very good at giving people several very viable, but more importantly, very fun ways of completing objectives and with Deathloop they want people to notice just how skilled they are at that. I tried to never do the same run twice by mixing up weapons, powers, trinkets, routes and approaches (stealth, going loud, sprint to Visionary, etc.) and it ended up being an immensely fun challenge. Also it can be quite rewarding to follow the backstory breadcrumbs that you have to piece together from following up clues littered around the world, which don't get added to the main objective tree. For example, piecing together exactly what you did to Julia to make her this angry with you requires going well off the beaten path and figure out several different clues. It's for these reasons that it's my game of the year.
  6. After the Wachowski's recent direction of travel through Jupiter Ascending, Cloud Atlas and Sense8 I would be quite disappointed if this isn't a mixture of silly, sincere, horny, knowing, painfully personal and hopelessly romantic. I don't want every film to be that, but I'd be glad to see that there are some oddballs doing it.
  7. What I really liked about this episode is that Whittaker finally got the time and space to be The Doctor and she was great at it! In the previous series's I felt that she was somewhat relegated to an equal member of an ensemble cast, and breakneck pace of the first three episodes of Flux didn't give her time to do much more than react to events. Here she really got a rare chance to bring that mixture of compassion, playfulness, wisdom and resolve that you associate with the character.
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    Outer Wilds

    Thinking back to those first few sessions my theory was... I didn't find any time to play again until last weekend, and I must say having now done several more loops, it's clear there's a lot more going than I initially suspected.
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    Outer Wilds

    I've put a few more hours into the DLC this weekend and made lots of new discoveries, however I think I've hit a bit of a brick wall. I've followed all the clues to their logical conclusion expect one where I can't quite tell where it wants me to go. Anyone fancy dropping a mild hint pointing me in the right direction?
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    Outer Wilds

    I've done about 6 or 7 loops of the DLC now and think I've figured out broadly what the end goal needs to be, although I'm still missing several pieces of the jigsaw regarding how to achieve it. The one thing I'm missing from the main game is the ability to easily go off in a completely different direction if you've got a bit stuck in one area - without any spoilers, the DLC takes place in a smaller self contained area where traversal between different places of interest requires a bit more planning and thought than simply jet-packing around. There's a nice regular breadcrumb of clues and I'm always managing to make progress each loop. It's really nice to be back in to world of Outer Wilds.
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    Deathloop

    I've just finished playing for about 90 mins and it sounded nice and immersive with 3D sound with headphones. It's the first time I'd used headphones so I've got nothing else to compare it to though. My first three hours with the game have been increasingly positive. The more I play, the more it's slowly revealing its depth and I feel this could be very special.
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    Deathloop

    And this less sweet patch...
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    Deathloop

    Mine's just arrived. With these sweet patches.
  14. Yeah, Lana was always the sibling that was more into the hippy, woo-woo spirituality side of things and I'm 100% here for a Matrix films that leans into that.
  15. Sense8 is horny, cheesy, camp, nonsense - I very much enjoyed it. There's definitely a thematic thread running between it and Mitchell's early work of interlinked stories.
  16. You might find this analysis of the themes and philosophy of the films by two trans woman interesting. There's a fair amount of conjecture and interpreting vibes but they do provide a compelling argument that there is clear intention behind what the Wachowski's were trying to say with the sequels. The analysis covers a mixture of things including gender, politics and philosophy. https://youtu.be/M0VnYcMHuDc
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