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    Gunpla: The Thread

    Built the MG Jesta over the weekend. Awesome, awesome kit. It's a grunt suit, but it's basically the ultimate grunt suit. It's great, it has a few nods to being a GM variant, GM Sniper style head, basic armament, but it also has bits of Unicorn styling with feet and armour more complex than any normal GM. It's also very, very solid, every joint feels great. Looking forward to getting it painted. I've also started prep to get the RG OO Raiser painted. I was stuck for which to paint next, but it's size and the opportunity to try some stuff with the clear panels swung it. Plus I'm bizarrely looking forward to decalling it. The lessons from that will hopefully help with the Nu Gundam ver Ka, which was also in the running bit needs a repair to it's psycho frame (:()and I wasn't sure about how to do the psycho frame anyway, either to use the foil stickers behind it or try to paint/metallise behind them instead. Or just candy paint it. I really want to finish off that build though, I love the look of the Nu. Also in the running was the Freedom 2.0, which is just cool, the Sinanju Stein, which is a design I love but I'm unsure about the colour choice when painting it ultimately, and the Banshee ver Ka, which will look great when it's done but has some awkward bits to prep. So 00 it is. Very likely it's going to be gunk washed ultimately too, I think the design benefits from adding detail as the suits from that series really have very simplistic and blocky looks.
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    Spyro The Dragon Reignited Trilogy

    I played the first Spyro game as a kid way back when and quite liked it, but never played the others. I got this over the Christmas break and managed to 100% the first game, remembering quite a lot of it surprisingly well. A lovely hit of nostalgia. Playing 2 I was surprised by some of the changes made but have been still quite enjoying it. Then I came to the second boss last night. I dunno what it was, but I lost to that boss more times than I died to most of the bosses in the Soulsborne series I've played. Genuinely. I died more to that thing than I did the Orphan of Kos. Really. I dunno why, but I just kept dying. The camera didn't help, more than once I got hit by a charge because the camera decided at the moment to go nuts, but most often I got fucked by the laser shots it uses. Sometimes they were the easiest things in the world to dodge. Other times it could lead you surprisingly well and nail you. I ended up eventually making these ridiculous zigzag towards the boss runs to avoid them, but even then I'd still get hit. This might be the most embarrassing thing I've ever managed in gaming. I struggled more with a boss in a kids game (which I think has an achievement for doing it without being hit) than I have with most of the bosses in notoriously hard games. I don't get it.
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    PSX/PS1 rare gems

    Tomba.
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    4K Blu Ray - anyone collecting?

    Have a look at WowHD.
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    Gunpla: The Thread

    Finished the Psycho Zaku. It's enormous. It's well over a foot long. The suit itself is just a high mobility Zaku 2 with some additional armour, which is a great kit but still, you're basically paying for the 'backpack', which is outright silly. You literally hang weapons off it - 2 machine guns, 4 ammo drums, 3 grenade things, 3 bazookas - and the entire thing is like a puzzle with struts and clips holding everything. It's kinda imposing. Not one I'll paint for a while I think, but I'm looking forward to doing it. I left off the vinyl covers for the energy pipes with a view to them going on one the whole thing is done, and I'm quite looking forward to decalling it, because apparently I'm a glutton for punishment. Criticism mainly comes down to posing it. I've found the arms to be very loose, to the extent it barely can hold its other weapon, the beam launcher thing, I don't know whether they'll improve with the vinyl covers perhaps tightening things up, but suspect I'll need to do something with those joints in time. Also the very nature of thing being attached to this enormous backpack limits what you can do with it regardless.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    It's the same thing Patrick used to do. He had to have an opinion on anything even when his opinion brought nothing to the table. By comparison Jason barely talks at all, except to speak on the things he was the only person massively invested in Must admit I've not really enjoyed the GOTY coverage this year. The format didn't really work, the discussions fairly dull and the entire thing was fairly predictable and a bit of a slog all in all. The other content was better this year though I think. It's still not quite as good as it used to be - I liked the filmed staff top 10s and the dumb themed recap videos - but the special videos this year seemed a bit more fun.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Jeff looks like he's contemplating suicide every time Red Dead is discussed.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    The format's a bit like the old Joypod/Midnight Resistance/Cane and Rinse end of specials, but each game is discussed for longer and they have half a debate about the game fitting different categories and its merits there. It's a bit... Bleh. Also the Abby God of War thing was dumb, and the 'I don't fucking care' end to it was just an indication to never bother debating anything with her.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Both teams combine.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    They've decided to have a list of games to discuss and nominate them for categories as they go through the discussion of each game, with the final awards being the end of the week. They've also chopped the categories down to 10. I think they're hoping that this format makes the whole thing less negative and confrontational. We'll see.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Fallout is absolutely nailed on for biggest mess, it's crashed from one horror show to the next. The only thing that might save it is whether some of the shit away from the game itself has happened after they recorded (I think they recorded around when the ridiculous bag controversy happened?). Jeff has had it in for Bethesda for a while, he argued for Fallout 4 in a negative category when that came out (most disappointing maybe?) and a lot of that was because he'd had enough of them releasing broken games. Fallout 76 has all the usual Bethesda crap, plus all the crap you'd expect from an MMO. And very little of the redeeming character stuff they usually have. By comparison the Quiet Man is just rubbish.
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    Gunpla: The Thread

    Started building the Psycho Zaku. Holy shit at the size of the main booster on the back of it. It's like a beer can. Has an absurd number of weapons too. 3 bazookas plus 2 more that are just spare bits on the sprues, a unique launcher thing, a bunch of grenades, and I think there's a machine gun in there as well. As well as a couple of tomahawks. It has the weaponry of about 4 standard kits. Things going to be absolutely enormous.
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    Gaming Podcasts

    TCGS GOTY podcast excellent again. Such a simple format, but such drama! Elmo will be a huge miss but I'm sure James Mat and Sean can hold the fort.
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