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Pelekophoros

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  1. If I had to settle one one force I'd go Genestealer Cults or Orks. My son has an Ork army and they're just great, so I'll steal them at some point. The new Ork units are just fantastic too. I think both armies are thematically fun. GSC allow you to throw in some Genestealers too and then suddenly you can expand into Tyranids which I think have the most wonderfully alien looking creatures imaginable. Note; I don't play the game, I just build the models, prime them and put them in my cabinets to make me cry.
  2. 23/09: 64th Street: A Detective Story (Arcade) I didn't really enjoy this one. A limited set of moves, terrible music and repetitive enemies meant it outstayed its welcome pretty quickly.
  3. 22/09: Omno (Xbone) Well, that was lovely. Proper chill gaming.
  4. 20/09: Golf With Friends (Xbone) A truly hateful game in places, like properly designed to just be an absolute fucking dick, but it was lovely playing through all the courses with my mates over a few weeks. Glad to see the back of it though.
  5. I tried to warn you all! I watched The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things last night. It's like someone watched Groundhog Day and then heard about Palm Springs and thought "What if that, but no charming comedy? Let's make it a tedious teen drama instead". Which was a shame, because the two leads were engaging - but
  6. Tried to watch Kate. As good as the lead is, it's just all so dull. I can't muster up the enthusiasm to watch it. Did watch 1922. It was alright. A bit long and tedious, and lacking in any real creeping dread at all, but well acted. Bordered on comical at times.
  7. 18/09: Superliminal (Xbone) What began as a twee Portal wannabee with a different core mechanic very quickly became something really quite unique and special. I very much enjoyed this, and even quite liked the core message it was giving. I only got stuck on a couple of bits, but it scratched a pleasant "ooh that's clever" itch many times throughout.
  8. Yeah, it's that shit it's put me off watching Tom Holland in other things.
  9. 17/09: The Gardens Between (Xbone) A lovely, chill little puzzle game that never taxes too much (I got stuck once) and has a great vibe too it.
  10. Yep, I'd love to see more races get completely overhauled/new sculpts and everything brought up to the 'modern' standard. It'll come in time, I'm sure!
  11. I think that's a fair comment, though when I look back at - say - the last 3 or 4 years there have been some super solid updates across the board. Off the top of my head we've had a new Battle Sisters range, Genestealer Cultists getting significantly expanded, AdMech have received a wealth of new units, a whole new Ork sub-faction and Necrons have received a huge overhaul in terms of sculpts. It's a game with 12 distinct groups (if you clumsily collapse all Chaos Space Marine and loyalist Space Marine factions under those labels, which I'm not sure I agree is the right thing to do) supported via Codexes, and then you've got all the smaller units that can exist within those to add flavour (assassins, BSF releases, Rogue Trader models etc). I can walk into a store today and build any one of those armies without much trouble from scratch, even if some of the sculpts are 20 years old, and they're playable on the tabletop. Sure, I drink from the Kool Aid fountain, but I think that's quite the thing given 40k shares the space with AoS and all the standalone boxed games for support.
  12. 14/09: The Artful Escape (Xbone) Glorious. Absolutely glorious. A triumph.
  13. My lyrical waxing from a whatsapp chat: Ok played some more. Remember when you went to see The Lego Movie and you were completely blown away by how wonderously original, witty, charming, good hearted and colourful it was? How did it so many things you never knew could be done in a cartoon or family film? How you wondered how it took so long to get here, to this? Artful Escape is that, but for videogames. It's an absolute kaleidoscope of colour, of vibrancy, of bewilderingly good script writing, of the most simplistic gameplay elements mapped to an phenomenal experience but you don't care because it's just brilliant and this is what (some) games should be about. My brain is doing cartwheels in my head trying to understand what it is and how good it is, and then I go into a new area and it's built, lit and staged in a way I've never ever seen before. Like; when I played Ghost of Tsushima there is this incredible moment where you ride out of a forest into a field of long grass, and as the wind blows through it your avatar reaches down and brushes his hands through the grass. Married with the 'this is the real game now" music kicking in, it's one of the most perfect gaming moments I've experienced in years. It sent shivers down my spine. Artful Escape is hitting me with that with almost every screen. It's the vista shot from BotW, the first colossus, swapping the controller ports to beat the boss, but all the time. I love it.
  14. 12/09: Donut County (Xbone) I completed a game where I played a raccoon controlling a sinkhole. It was charming, and had a reasonably compelling storyline. I was disappointed when it ended. That is not a combination of words I ever thought I would use. 12/09: 12 Minutes (Xbone) Not good. Easy, but frustrating still. Dull as dishwater having to okay through it so many times to inch forward what is otherwise quite an interesting plot.
  15. Chaos Walking is on Prime now. It's remarkably average and toothless, given the subject matter. Disappointing.
  16. 10/09: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1&2 (PS5) Was good that.
  17. That looks rad, totally up for that.
  18. We've got a Ender 3 v2. It's fine for lots of things, but I absolutely would not print anything to do with miniatures with it. Plant pots, thingie-ma-jigs and many other practical things have been printed with it, along with some busts, but the effort involved in getting rid of the ridges on it along with the print times themselves mean it's a non-trivial amount of effort. I've not tried resin, have no intention to. 3D printing is a hobby in and of itself IMHO. It took me weeks of effort to get this machine dialled in to a good print quality, consistently, and about £100 over the base cost of the machine for extra bits and bobs.
  19. Oh yeah, I forgot about Pariah Nexus. I may see if I can grab a game of the new edition with someone from work and see how it takes me. But, similar to you, I have no idea if any of the Kill Team's I have built (and part painted) are valid any more. I'm not buying new ones just to conform to the new edition, that's for sure.
  20. Yeah, that roll sequence is frustrating. I think the full entry cost to the new edition if you didn't go with the box set was £92, too. Another reason I sidestepped it for the time being. The roadmap published implies lots of new content over time - https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/08/12/octarius-is-just-the-beginning-for-a-new-age-of-kill-team/ I still need to pick up...umm...the Elites book to complete the last edition set. Not sure I'll bother now, as I seem to be heavily leaning into doing a bunch of Necromunda stuff. Just need the Zone Mortalis tiles to come back into stock!
  21. Yeah, I ended up just sticking with the 2018 edition for similar reasons.
  22. What are you watching them on? On the website it autoplays in the full viewable space of the browser, and if I set the browser to full screen then I have full screen vid. The apps definitely have a specific button, though.
  23. 27/08: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Switch) Loved it. Not enough to keep going back and get all the diamonds to do the bonus levels, but enough to constantly enjoy it. Have the DLC but will come back to that at another point.
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