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  1. PeteJ

    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    The last shot is on a mobile, the rest are 5d4.
  2. PeteJ

    Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    Probably up to a grand if it gets the results. Cheers, I'll check these out.
  3. PeteJ

    Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    Hey, I'm looking for a good quality compact camera that is good for landscape photography (and potentially Macro). I love my SLR photography but of course it's only any good when I have it with me. When and about with the family I don't like to take the full kit with me so then only have my phone. I want a small alternative that I can have with me at all times. Are there compact camera that improve enough over a mobile phone to make it worthwhile carrying two devices? I have a Pixel2 (and probably at the end of the year a Pixel4), which is great for what it is but I've never felt the need to take any images off of the phone. Any thoughts on compact cameras? Looking for something that fits in a pocket.
  4. I never saw Captain Marvel, she's a bit dull isn't she? Didn't think her character was needed, or fit, at all.
  5. Anybody playing this? They are doing great great at sticking to their schedule - major update 3 released a few days ago and the game continues to mature. Still only two levels but the combat is slowly proving more opportunities with an increasing number of powers you can (randomly) find per run. More variety in each run, with challenges appearing and occasional story monologue by Hades are all helping to bring more polish and depth. The second world is definitely more fun than the first but I struggle to get there. I can reach the first boss every time but she keeps taking me out. The combat can feel flat at times though, as they add more powers the chances of getting a nice mixture during a run seems to decrease. It's also not always clear what the upgrades are doing. Only dipping in an out though. 25 runs so far and no completes.
  6. PeteJ

    Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    My new camera turned up yesterday - canon 5d mark 4. Only incremental improvements over the mark 3 I had previously but first impressions are positive. Need to get out on a proper shoot though rather than annoying the cats. Things that have stuck out so far: - touchscreen is surprisingly well implemented - WiFi and NFC to app have great potential, almost makes up for immovable screen - improved burst rate - camera feels pretty much exactly the same (can still operate in total darkness) - haven't been able to notice the apparent improvement in autofocus (I'm more used to manual) despite trying - silent mode not much difference to normal - haven't tested added detail from resolution increase or improvements to dynamic range I'm not sure if the mark 4 will be with me as long as the 3 was before, depends on how good the rumoured new high end EOS R is. Also remains to be seen if it was worth the £1000 I paid for the upgrade, but 'more of the same but better' is just right for me.
  7. PeteJ

    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    I enjoyed the Half Dead2 QL, worth a watch.
  8. If this is to succeed then surely it needs to support controllers you already own...I expect it will. Maybe. I've been using ShadowPC quite a bit recently and streaming games works surprisingly well. It's not perfect by any means but it's pretty damn good, I look forward to seeing how the Google service pans out as Shadow is quite expensive.
  9. PeteJ

    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    Cool, didn't know that, not sure if I'd ever find a use for it mind. Yes agree with polariser!
  10. PeteJ

    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    If you are shooting handheld then I don't recommend filters as they'll just get in the way. A lot of pros are moving away from grad filters as they can just bracket and sort in post, though personally I prefer to use the filters still as I prefer to know I've done it 'right'. You'll still need to use a full ND filter to slow the exposure time though. If you do buy filters the cheaper ones will put a nasty colour cast on your image, which aren't always easy to recover from in post.
  11. PeteJ

    Crackdown 3

    The drip feed of weapons and gadgets is perfectly judged against the gradual improvement of the agent and rise in difficulty of the challenges. It really feels like my power and options are increasing and yet the game never seems to become easy. It's just more chaos. Amazed the performance remains topnotch despite the crazy stuff that occurs on screen, can't believe people day this looks like a 360 game! I'm playing on hard (second from top). Feels spot on. I don't think my thoughts have been so different from the review scores before!
  12. PeteJ

    Crackdown 3

    Did you think about having the bosses available immediately in the city, rather than being triggered? Would have been neat to try and break the game in the early stages! Also...are you doing a Keys to the City DLC like in the original?
  13. PeteJ

    Crackdown 3

    Amazing how few games capture this. Loved going into an area with 7% survival rate and giving it a go. I failed but it was fun trying!
  14. PeteJ

    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    The Crackdown 3 quicklook is the worst I've seen in a while, though probably because they don't like the game and I do: -Plays on new game plus (or a fully upgraded agent in a new game world) - playing on what looks like normal or even easy difficulty - takes out a boss in literally a second and makes the game look dull as fuck It's such a fun game but they do everything to make it look below average.
  15. PeteJ

    Crackdown 3

    I think I'm having as much fun with this as I did the original...which I loved. Definitely better than number 2. I'm quite early on (90 minutes or so) and I'd say my only fault is the orb placement doesn't seem to flow as well as it did in the original. It might be because I'm finding it harder to see them due to the increase in detail of the city of course, I just find it difficult to see a path of orbs. Loved the late title card by the way. Thumbs up for that I'm playing via gamepass, on a gaming rig I rent from the internet (Shadow PC), running on a non-gaming laptop but at 1080p full detail and barely a hitch...even over wifi. I know I could do this with any PC game, but it feels appropriate to mention it here following Crackdown 3's development It works surprisingly well! I wouldn't want to play any serious online game via this method but it's great for a single player game.
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