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  1. Just a minute ago I finished What Remains Of Edith Finch - it's really very good.
  2. It would be nice if they weren't quite so rubbish a bit more often though, surely? I'd be happy with inoffensively ignorable as opposed to eye-rollingly bad. It's one of the reasons that after 40 years as a gamer I'm still genuinely surprised if I actually think a game story is even half-way decent. Also, a new theory - is a lot of the problem the quality of the story-telling in games, rather than the story? I don't mind the story being bad so much (I watch films with rubbish stories all the time). I think perhaps it's the telling of the story that needs to be good, and that's mayb
  3. I'd be interested to hear what you think. I actually went and read the reviews on the store and they're all over the place. Some complain about the heat, some don't like the spicing, some complain about them being too sweet (I really don't have a sweet tooth, and think they're fine), the rest think they're 5 star-worthy (like me).
  4. Coincidentally I finally started playing Edith Finch yesterday to try to clear some accumulated GamePass games. I didn't think it would be my thing (I like having a lot of play in my games, and normally couldn't care less about story). I've thoroughly enjoyed it. It's short, varied, and the story's actually rather good. Will be finishing it off shortly. It might convince me to finally try The Stanley Parable next...
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    Just for future reference, this is 4 polygons: Superhot uses massively more. I'm not saying it's pushing the envelope, but you know - there's a bit of a difference. EDIT: Just realised this was a response to an old post. Would not have bothered if I'd known.
  6. Bought these on a whim today, after spotting them when someone ordered the product next to them. They're fairly hot, so avoid if that's not your thing. But I'm a big fan of the other spices they've used, and they're not massively over vinegary. Really tasty. I'm, going to go through these at an alarming rate, I think.
  7. My MP3 player will start the next album after finishing the current one - even if it's from a different band. It's a feature I'd rather it didn't have usually, but today I was listening to an album I've not listened to in ages, and then it shifted on to an old 4AD demo compilation that I'd not played for even longer, and then this came on. Gorgeous:
  8. Also Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead, which I have a soft spot for. A great list.
  9. I immediately thought of Denholm Elliot when I read this, and there are a few corkers (Trading Places and Raiders Of The Lost Ark), but not quite as many as I expected. But yes - probably a good plan.
  10. Clint would probably be my choice for male too. So many great films, or just iconic performances. It's not for acting ability, just sheer presence. Otherwise probably Robert Redford. He's in my favourite film ever (The Sting) and also Butch Cassidy, but also in lots of other films that I think punch above their weight (Sneakers, The Hot Rock (an absolute favourite of mine) and many others). Also seems to be a really nice guy. There are definitely better actors, but these guys are just in films I love. Female, Frances Mc Dormand. So very good. Absolutely adore her. Edit
  11. "Did you regret not fortifying all of your loo roll?" This is why, hit or miss, this show still rocks. That and Sarah Kendall's hair, obvs.
  12. You managed to pick one of the few systems I couldn't give the first fuck about. Never owned one. Couldn't care less about Nintendo games, even now. Think NES games look ugly as sin. I've not got a single one. I've got ROMs for almost everything else mind. And yet I think on the whole I am against piracy (I worked in the games industry for 20 something years). It's such a grey question. Most of my pirated stuff is arcade ROMS and Commodore 64 games that I can't easily get in such an accessible format. It's an excuse, I know. There's a difference between that and ripping off somethi
  13. It would also cut down on the number of people asking me where the eggs are. (Or since our store refurb last year, where the cleaning products and bin bags are). Before the refurb I was half-convinced aisle 7 had a cloaking device on it. There are 54 aisles in the store that I have to deal with and well over half the requests I had were in that one aisle - eggs, sugar, tinned fruit, pudding rice, Marmite, peanut butter, those little sponge fingers you put in trifle... I kept on toying with the idea of interrupting someone before they said what they were after, and saying "At a guess aisle 7, n
  14. The system we use at work to pick the shopping is very good on a basic level (also immensely flawed on many smaller levels). However, the gist of it is that we pick up to 8 different orders at a time, and the system keeps us moving forwards through the store, because in theory it knows where everything is. So we snake along the aisles going from the back of the store to the front down aisle 7 picking everything for all the orders, then up aisle 8, back down aisle 9 etc. When it works, it works really well. (My major beef with it is that if an item is in two locations it will often pick from th
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