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KartoffelKopf

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  1. I didn’t mind the first season of this, thought it was quite sweet and I hadn’t jumped on the Gervais hate train. Didn’t really get on with the second season, felt like was milking the pain and the nastiness was turned up a notch. This third season is just unwatchable. The scenes in the cafe with the baby and the one in the pub just made me angry. Won’t be watching any more. Couple more things, ‘Cunt’ should always be used sparingly, used only to emphasise true hatred. He’s overused it way too much here. The other main thing that’s always baffled me is how he could have loved such an irritating woman so much. The relationship depicted in the home movies is one of a pair of deeply annoying cunts.
  2. Junior is one of my favourite albums but yeah , Senior was a disappointing follow up. Inevitable End was a cracking send off though, loved it. Loads of great stuff in The Lost Tapes too, they’re incredible producers. Their cover of Depeche Mode’s Ice Machine remains a classic. Will give the new stuff a listen.
  3. Exactly my experience this week after finally giving this a go after owning this since launch. First 2 hours of exploration were incredible. Love the environment, audio is immense and the mystery was gripping. Managing the combat fine, (remapping dash is essential), got 4 parasites, a pretty nasty weapon that seemed to shock enemies with a damage over time making it seemingly quite easy. Got to the boss, got the first two phases down without being hit and then, predictably enough, he cunted me with a teleportation move and wiped me out. I’m not sure roguelike mechanics are my thing. The complete stripping of all my stuff just makes me angry. Did another 3 or 4 runs after that getting seemingly harder and harder enemies, shitter and shitter weapons and I’m just getting more frustrated. Got to the boss a couple more times but with barely any health and with a shitty pistol. I love Souls games so don’t mind a challenge but wondering if the technical excellence of this game will be enough for me to keep going. I can see why it’s so adored and when it was going well I did adore it but I may just be too old to cope with the stress of losing
  4. You'd actually equip a weapon without a gold border? The fuck is wrong with you? The general response from Bungie is very 'don't panic, captain mainwaring' as they have changes to weapon perks coming too which may negate the bad news. ie - not having the orb generation perk on the weapon means that can be used for something else. Classic terrible Bungie communication though, if they'd just said that in the TWAB they'd have cooled off the reddit lunatics before they'd even managed to get their pitchforks out.
  5. Latest (as of CDPR investor call Nov 2021) is that they are on track for Q1 2022 for CP2077 next gen and Q2 2022 for Witcher 3 next gen upgrade. I am absolutely and wholeheartedly confident that they will meet these dates. I only say this because of course it will come out the same week as Elden Ring, which is already coming out the same week as Witch Queen and I'll have 3 x 100 hour games all vying for my attention. First world problems are here again.
  6. Best thing I saw on Mubi recently was Limbo. Beautiful film. Hilarious, moving and thought-provoking. Censor, New Order and Annette are also excellent. Thanks for this. I've been using the Amazon app as I got a special deal on that but that's coming to an end soon. The Mubi app is way better for discovering new stuff.
  7. The USP on this (apart from being amazing) is that the whole thing is around 12 hours in total. It's not even the length of S1 of The Wire.
  8. Limbo (Mubi) Wow, this floored me. A beautiful and poetic little film about a bunch of refugees on a remote Scottish Island waiting for news on whether they have been accepted for asylum. Hilarious at times and deeply moving at others, this is one of the best of the year for me with some breathtaking cinematography set against the bleakness about the refugee experience in the UK today. It never felt like it had an agenda though, it’s a small, character-driven, bittersweet tale and even though my defences have been a little lowered this week with C***D, this fully choked me up at the end and will stay with me for quite some time. 5/5 PSA - make sure you turn the subs on for at least the parts where Omar phones his family. Watching on the Prime app, these didn’t automatically turn on.
  9. I’m down with the ‘rona so I’m having a 90s classic VHS thriller day to match the crappily authentic VHS quality of the 10 year old telly I have in my ‘cell’. In the Line of Fire. EASTWOOD! Grizzled secret service vet Clint hunting down crazed loon John Malkovich before he kills the President. Great chemistry between the leads and some endearingly shit 90s tech. “Keep him on the line, we need to trace the call” …4 hours later. Crazy to think Clint was 63 when this came out. 4/5 A Few Good Men NICHOLSON! Hyperactive Tom Cruise can’t handle the truth in classic Sorkin-scripted courtroom drama. Riveting stuff but you can tell Sorkin hasn’t quite mastered his craft. The shouty monologues can go on a bit. 4.5/5 Cape Fear. DE NIRO! Do I misremember this getting so-so reviews on its original release? Fuck knows how, this is masterful stuff. ‘That’ scene still utterly skin crawling. 5/5 They really don’t make ‘em like they used to.
  10. Yep, everyone should get on this, it's great. Incidentally, Shoesmith isn't a new character. It's based on the character from The Magician which Scott Ryan wrote, starred in and directed in 2005. It's a kind of fake documentary that follows Shoesmith as he goes about his day to day criminal activities. I've not seen it but looks worth a watch and seems to lean more on the black comedy elements. It got good reviews. It's on Amazon Video but you'll need to stump up the princely sum of £3.49 to rent it.
  11. Gorf finally got to level 16 with Xur and celebrated with a litre of whiskey. The correct answer is, of course, Empyreal Whinny.
  12. @Jerec you around from about 10ish for a crack at it? 9 might be a bit early but maybe 9.30 depending on the disappearance of my wife and children to their beds
  13. @Quest Came here to mention Archipel too. Some great stuff on there. The 2-part Dreamcast doc is wonderful.
  14. Same ritual as every year. Christmas Eve with stilton, oat cakes, a bottle of red and the 1970 musical version of Scrooge with Albert Finney. Have watched it every year for as long as I can remember. Then when that’s finished and the wine has made me all melancholic, I’ll start on the YouTube compilations of idents and continuity from Christmas TV in the 80s and get all nostalgic about Christmases gone by and happier, more innocent times. Then I’ll open another bottle of red.
  15. Nice one, can't remember if we are already xb chums already, will chuck an invite over either way. Yes, am getting the bug too. Had 'sorry, used the wrong jump' on my screen for most of the night.
  16. I can run it with you mate. Might not be until the weekend as it's all about Halo for the next few days but dungeon looks fun. I'm on Xbox for the foreseeable, I'm not double-dipping any more, but will add you as a Bungie chum. Love that the horse noises are just a bloke doing a not very good impression of a horse.
  17. Yeah, I go through......phases (and like to put on the the Skyrim soundtrack if I can't sleep)
  18. I don't really do 'runs' to be honest mate. I jump on the first LFG I see doing Atheon CP, rip through it in 5 minutes (provided they're not idiots) and jump off again. Thing is, Bungie have locked this gun behind a ridiculous level of RNG so most people are just doing the same now and have done it dozens of times. Even just as I'm writing this post I'm wondering if I can be arsed anymore. Nerf is incoming anyway.
  19. Some guy I was on with last night was on 67! Obviously I’m only running Atheon CP at this point, with a load of other sad cunts who see some weird value in ‘owning’ a digital weapon in a game I barely play anymore, but if I had to do a whole raid? 67 times? Nah, that shit is broken.
  20. My allotted 20 minutes of Destiny a week complete with attempt 44 of VoG and still no Vex. This is just plain abuse at this point right?
  21. Kermode’s already ruined it as it couldn’t possibly live up to the level of excitement he had for it. Or maybe it could, I’m looking forward to it nonetheless. Speaking of going in cold…… New Order @ZOK kindly recommend this for me yesterday and so thought, why not, never heard of it but worth a punt. Turns out it is one of the most brutal and distressing films I’ve seen in quite some time. I mean, I read the blurb and wasn’t exactly expecting the Lego Movie but fuck me… I liked it though. Veered a bit too close to exploitation and some heavy-handedness on occasion but ultimately it was well done with a couple of sympathetic leads and some great performances. 3.5/5
  22. At this stage, I would just wait for the next-gen update. Just a hunch but I suspect it will come with extra content and possibly some adjustments to the UI and systems. They did a similar thing with W3 and fuck only knows they’ve had an extra 18 months by the time it comes out (Feb/Marchish time). Think they know this needs to be special. By all means pick it up now though as it’s pretty cheap. Update is free when it comes.
  23. Swampy levels where you are poisoned and need to stand on a dry bit for a while or eat some kind of plant to take the poison effect away. Yes, I’m looking at you From Soft.
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