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  1. A new event for any fellow pinball fans taking place over the bank holiday weekend in August - Sat 25th & Sun 26th at Daventry (near Northampton) Should be close to, if not over, 100 pinball machines, all on freeplay. All the 80s and 90s classics, and a few of the very new games since pinball's recent resurgence - including a couple of exclusive appearances such as 'Kill Bill' and 'Thunderbirds' The venue is at a posh hotel too, so the other half can spend all day in the pool or spa whilst serious gaming occurs (There is a really good discounted room rate available). All the details: www.ukpinfest.com
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    NERG 2018: 14th & 15th July

    80's was the highpoint of the video arcade though surely? By the 90s (certainly mid 90s) it was pretty much dying down. What kind of games are you thinking of specifically? James 'RGP' who runs the video arcade is very open to suggestions on what he brings to the shows so I'm sure would love to hear what people want to see next year. I was mainly lurking around the pinballs though, and barely had time to play anything in fairness. Was there for setup Friday, but had to leave early Sunday. NERG is a superb event that is well worth travelling for. Play games all day, and explore the pubs of Newcastle at night. Ideal spot for a rllmuk meet.
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    Pinball Games - Pinball FX, Pinball Arcade, etc

    Pinball Arcade have lost the licence to the Williams/Bally tables.
  4. "The Defiant Ones" follows the converging paths of Dr Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine I don't particularly know why I started watching this. I have no interest at all in rap music, and had never heard of Jimmy Iovine... But it's absolutely fabulous stuff. Genuinely interesting stories that are really well told. Loads of short interviews with music legends that they crossed paths with, and simply brilliant editing. Best thing I've watched in ages. You should stop what you're doing and watch this. Highly recommended
  5. LG? You can definitely disable that smooth motion thing, even in 4k. Agree it's a bit daft that it's enabled by default though.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    It's a shame they never figured out what to do with that robot person. They had like three lines in the whole series Thought some of the set design in the last episode was just brilliant. Seemed like they splurged whatever was left in the budget all at once. Shame the dialogue and story in general wasn't as convincing. "The only way to defeat fear is to tell it no." Staggering.
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    the greatest line in cinema history is

    "..... These go to eleven"
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    playexpo Blackpool - questions

    Yeah the Blackpool event I have a bit of a soft spot for as it's where we (Northern Lights Pinball) first got involved with retro gaming events. It's a great venue with quiet areas for the interviews with developers and industry people, and a couple of much larger rooms for traders, consoles and arcade cabs. If you like retro gaming you can easily kill the two days between listening to the interviews, having a pint and playing some games. And if for some reason you get bored in there... you're in Blackpool, where there are crap loads of touristy things just a short tram ride away.
  9. David Letterman has got a new thing on Netflix - 'My Next Guest'. First episode with Barack Obama deserves a watch. Truly one of the most inspirational speakers of our generation.
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    Steam

    It is based on achievements. But if you play a game and obtain no achievements (or the game doesn't have them at all) then the percentage doesn't change. https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/224642/how-to-make-steam-not-count-some-games-towards-avg-game-completion-rate
  11. Meru was pretty ace. Real human drama. Can't go into a lot of detail without spoiling it unfortunately, but two thumbs up from me
  12. Agree with this. Saw the trailer, was a bit 'meh', but thought I'd give it a try anyway. Completely gripped. Great story and really well told. I think at the moment anything that says it's a Netflix Original is almost like a seal of quality. Some great stuff they're finding.
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    Flip Out London

    New venue opens in London (Croydon) this weekend, dedicated to all things pinball. 40 or so machines to play. Pay on the door, or sign up for membership at a discounted rate. Once in, all machines are on free-play. I'm not affiliated with this, though I do know the guys behind it. http://flipoutlondon.com http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/club-you-can-play-40-851814
  14. "Jim & Andy" is a behind the scenes of 'Man on the Moon' I like Jim Carey's 'serious' films, Eternal Sunshine being pretty high in my list, but this peep behind the curtain is pretty disturbing stuff. Like borderline psychosis. Cannot be healthy. ... Unless this too is all just continuing the act. Impressive watch
  15. Oops, yes there it is. Cool, thanks In my defence, you have to get as far as typing "La La La" before it appears in search for some reason
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