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  1. This is great. Giving an AoE character like the mermaid poison abilities and the ability to detonate poisoned enemies is so delightfully twisted.
  2. Yes, if you stick to the plot things tend to be okay (although playing Yakuza without the side quests is like going to a steak restaurant and ordering fish). But the series has plenty of little sidesteps into embarrassing plotlines. You can be chasing a hitman through back streets one minute, and then suddenly find yourself running a hostess club and having to decide whether the girls are going to wear schoolgirl outfits or swimsuits for their shift, purely from the organic developments in the storyline.
  3. Yakuza. I love the games, but some of the side quests are definitely not for when the missus is on the sofa.
  4. Acclaim needed game designers who understood what a demonic hellscape looked like.
  5. It's accurate satire.
  6. Just to add my two cents on Don't Look Up. If you liked it then maybe try reading Neville Shute's On The Beach for something thematically similar (but, I should warn, with added 1960s misogyny), which can be picked up on Kindle for 99p.
  7. I'm genuinely impressed at Nick Ferrari's commitment to efficiency by engaging his mouth box before waiting for his brain to switch on.
  8. It seems like Amazon is expecting a sizeable shipment of Series X consoles in the next few weeks, for anyone wanting the console on its own at RRP. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/microsoft-xbox-series-x-amazon-3854752 appeared this morning and if you go to the page (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-RRT-00007-Series-X/dp/B08H93GKNJ/?tag=pepperugc03-21&ascsubtag=2283155023) they are still available for delivery this year.
  9. Really happy to see this unexpectedly on Game Pass. Very enjoyable from what I have played so far.
  10. I think if a bunch of internet nerds on a videogame forum have been struggling to get hold of current gen consoles (at RRP, without bundled items) a year after their launch then it is safe to say that there are stock shortages.
  11. Sega's water supply was definitely spiked with something in the Dreamcast era. This Shenmue demo never got released in the UK, but it sounds wonderful.
  12. Oh my word. This is Carrie Symonds, apparently. I'm pretty sure that Freud had a few theories about stuff like this.
  13. Last gen I owned a PS4, this gen I pre-ordered a Series X both to pick up what I missed last gen, but also because of the appeal of Game Pass. One year on and I'm very happy. Game Pass has changed what I play, allowing me to try out games that I would usually dismiss as 'probably not my thing' and not feeling obliged to play games to completion to justify the cost. I am rubbish at racing games and do not usually buy them, but enjoyed the couple of hours on Forza that I tried out to get my fill. Also, quick resume is a feature that I would struggle to adjust to not having now - these days games without it are a massive turn-off, even with the much shorter loading times.
  14. It looks like Rockstar are really pushing the PS5 and Series X with this.
  15. In terms of hardware, Amazon look to be offloading previous gen Kindle stock now that their new version is out - currently you can pick up a 8GB Paperwhite with leather cover for £90 or the 32GB with cover for £95. These are the 10th gen waterproof models. Alternatively, you can get these Kindles without a cover for £75 (8GB) or £80 (32GB).
  16. You people disappointed with it are all nuts. The whole season is worth it just for
  17. A River in Darkness is a unique book on North Korea. While most accounts are very positive about their subjects' lives after leaving the country, this one also delves into the prejudice that North Korean defectors face in their new homes, which is quite eye opening.
  18. I had a guaranteed licence sale on the C64. Tips hotline. Sequels for the next decade. Who cares if it worked or not?
  19. There seems to be the odd gem on IMDB TV via Prime. Rashomon, for example, is up there if you don't mind the ads.
  20. That was very good. The central plot could have been a TNG episode and the shorter run time means that things move along with a lot of energy. They even managed to get some feelz in there. After the first series being a wacky comedy they have dialled down the characters' more 'zany' attributes and it has paid off. The bridge crew have been fleshed out more, and the crew is feeling more like a team than a bunch of characters doing one-liners.
  21. I love TNG, but the Enterprise D just feels too flamboyant. I get that is probably intentional - by that stage the Enterprise seemed to be more of a a diplomatic tool than an exploration vessel. In contrast, there is something vulnerable but bold about the original Enterprise that I adore. Something that demonstrates that the Federation is really going out courageously into the unknown using whatever it has been able to pull together, with a subtle beauty that comes from a focus on function. Similarly with DS9, I loved how the first series regularly revolved around O'Brien trying to stop the place falling to bits while Sisko negotiated with shopkeepers not to leave. It felt like everything was happening on the edge of civilisation, with tech was advanced but working way beyond its design specs.
  22. I seem to be in agreement with the majority on most of the questions - except for best ship. How can anyone not place this as the best? Absolutely iconic and still beautiful today. The relative simplicity contrasted with ships in later series make them look like Homer Simpson's car design by comparison.
  23. Really enjoyed that episode. Really feels like the show has found its feet now. Lots of nice touches, like the
  24. Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala is 99p in today's daily deal. Really highly recommended, and increasingly relevant as we see the culture wars becoming a smoke screen for racism in the UK.
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