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  1. Even Potter fans are at best lukewarm on the Fantastic Beasts films and the last one was actually genuinely bad. Like @kensei says the inevitable film adaption of Cursed Child would be a much more accurate reflection of the franchise’s continued popularity. I wouldn’t lay bets against it doing Force Awakens style numbers when it’s eventually made.
  2. Hehe yeah to be honest rethinking history as the module was called in my degree was probably my least favourite part of my course but was still intriguing. My period was early modern so skewing later than you (fall of the Western Empire to the end of the Carolingens) but it was a generic module for any history degree at Sheffield so my wife who didn’t study anything later then the 20th century for her degree also sat it.
  3. That had definitely changed by the time I did my GCSEs in 1995 - I vividly remember my history teacher spending a lot of time examining the reliability of sources and the inherent biases of primary and secondary material when teaching the rise of the Nazis in Year 10. Which fired my interest enough to end up with a degree in the subject - which climaxed in final year module that basically postulated there can be no such thing as history largely for the above reasons (and challenged us to write a 24 hour timed assessment to refute the point).
  4. Its still bloody iconic - you only really need to look at the numbers of people who got to the Universal Parks just for the Potter stuff, the fact you still need to book weeks in advance to go to the studio experience at Leavesdon, the fact the stage show is still selling out night after night despite the sheer bloody expense of seeing both parts, the number of people who watched the HBO special. Hell the books still dominate Amazon's most read list now in January 2022 https://www.amazon.co.uk/charts/2022-01-09/mostread/fiction?ref=chrt_bk_dx_intra_rd_fc (Oh and Philosophers Stone is also n.o 4 on the most sold list - that's despite it being first published in 1997) And in more relevant terms, the number of my none video game playing friends (okay female Potter fan nerds but there's more than a handful) who are considering buying a console just to play this when it finally releases. JK's views have caused something of an internet storm (although her views are far from unanimously reviled - just as much in the US as here and are somewhat more nuanced than is sometimes portrayed) but Potter has a life far beyond its author - much like no matter how evil the internal corporate culture of Ubi/Activision/EA etc etc is revealed to be people will still buy Assassins Creed, Call of Duty and FIFA
  5. Yes. Providing the BT code doesn’t expire you can just add it in a years time.
  6. Really hope so. Basically not played on the PS4 for about two years as the kids and wife have the TV 90% of the time so missed out on Tsushima as all gaming is done on my laptop. Anyway back on topic this is now downloaded and ready to go. Adored this on release and it’s been a fair few years since I played it so for my middle aged memory this is likely to be like a new game!
  7. The tasks if you have them appear in the mobile (iOS / Android) Xbox app (not to be confused with the mobile Gamepass app). The message I was invited actually popped up in the PC Xbox app however (as do messages when you complete one) but you have to use the mobile app to actually claim them. Microsoft in keeping it simple shocker…
  8. When I was invited it appeared as a message in the Xbox app on PC.
  9. On Windows I often find there are games not on the Xbox app that are on the web cloud portal I still have book marked. Possible the app has a queued update?
  10. It’s linked to PC Gamepass. Invite only trial currently but I don’t think you are likely to be invited if you don’t currently play games on the PC side of Gamepass.
  11. Its 250 points daily for the multiplayer (providing you have the 3 multiplies that give the extra 50 points each, Gamepass, 7+ friends on live and a linked social media account). The streak bonus that resets every 5 days is the login to the Xbox app one.
  12. Meh they are all terrible but also all very intricately plotted and compelling until they reach an inevitably underwhelming climax. Safe is the best by a long way, due both to its amazing cast and sheer wtf plot twists but if you enjoyed it then I think you would get some fun out of both The Stranger and Safe. Just realised there’s two other adaptions I haven’t watched so plenty more trash tv to come!!
  13. I finally finished it last week having spent over 30 hours on it so it clearly did something right. Despite moping up loads of them I still must have left hundreds of side quests still undone but eventually I got tired of the loop and mainlined the end of the story…sadly the combat that was enjoyable for about 2/3rds of the play through gets a bit broken when you pick up a couple of overpowered guns from the bunker things and basically can murderise everything my leaping around and shooting a bit. But it does do a good compelling loot and explore vibe and the charm of the visuals carry it a long way. Having had a soft spot for it from the original reveal to the endless delays it was great to finally play it and what is here is a thin but highly relatable gaming snack. Well worth the £15-20 or so you can pick it up for now but literally will be perfect for Gamepass when it inevitably gets added to the service. I also loved Mini Ninjas although I would suggest that had a better structure.
  14. AR and pistol and radar are simpler and more fun mechanics than the BR start to me…it’s a very different dynamic though.
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