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    Mayans MC - Sons of Anarchy spin-off

    You could basically go through the cast and go "that's x from SoA..."
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    Mayans MC - Sons of Anarchy spin-off

    Anyone else watch the whole of this series? I actually quite liked it. But I thought there were too many plots and sub plots going on. Everything with the cartel and the rebels could have basically been its own series. Not least because the Mayans MC didn't feature a lot in a series called "Mayans MC".
  3. There's a line near the end that says "people thought the war was a series of cavalry charges". Prior to WW1 and the machine gun, cavalry was the king of the battlefield and people didn't know that had changed. In fact, I'm fairly sure all the early British actions of the war were cavalry charges. I've read an account of a Heavy Horse regiment (!) running into barbed wire and machine guns and only then realising their lances suddenly were no use. Though if you think the British training didn't do the job, the Germans had it worse. They were taught to march. That's it, nothing else, just march. They also would recruit straight out of schools and tell them the British Army (which was the only professional, standing army in the world at that point, by the way) were a joke and would run away as soon as they saw them, so they didn't need to know anything about that "how to shoot" thing. In one of the early battles in the Somme, the Germans sent one of these battalions of untrained children against a very experienced British unit. The British did the mad minute thing that is mentioned a couple of times in the film - ten accurate rounds in a minute. The Germans didn't even know how to load the rifles they were carrying so didn't shoot back. Instead, they panicked and clumped together "like sheep", which made them easier to shoot. And they were literally wiped out. Even the German newspapers, who were a vital cog in the propaganda machine, described it as "a slaughter of innocents". Anyway, I thought the film did a really good job of humanizing the whole thing. I was surprised how much of a change it being in colour made it all seem so much more "real", if that makes sense? The only thing was that it made the actual war bit seem quite short. It didn't get across what a long, drawn out, grinding affair it was. It was slightly odd that the first time they talk about going over the top, they talk about supporting tanks, which weren't used until late 1916. It didn't really make it that clear how awful it actual was, I didn't think.
  4. Yeah, that install sequence is one of those gaming things that will airways stick in my head. I remember funding the fact it talked to me as it installed utterly astounding.
  5. I was just going to post these. They're actually really good. Fun fact, I have my name in the credits of the non-Jp versions of Ippo's Road To Glory. I did the QA.
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    Console start up sounds

  7. This is on BFI Player, which currently has a seven day trial on Amazon Prime. Which has a 30 day trial
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    Name that retro arcade game

    That's the one! Marvelous, ta. Evidently, the Japanese version is the one to play, there's some kind if censorship in the western versions. There's a couple more games in that link I now want to try...
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    Name that retro arcade game

    Nah, I'd remember splatterhouse. It was more in a Final Fight vein, only fighting werewolves and zombies, rather than Guns n Roses rip offs and transvestites.
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    Name that retro arcade game

    I was watching one of those "ten games you something something something" videos on YouTube. I think it was "can't play anymore", even though you could fairly easily play most of them. One of the ones was a horror-themed side scrolling brawler that looked interesting. I thought I'd be able to remember the name of it, but can't. And now I can't find the video either. From my crappy description, any suggestions as to what it might be?
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    What do you emulate and what do you do it with?

    Turns out it does. Plugged it in, it download the drivers and seemed to be fine. Found a bit of joystick testing software and everything seems to be working. Currently downloading just under 60gb of MAME roms, I'll be interested to see how well it works with that.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    One of the last ones I found was just a farm yard. I only found it because I lost control, flew off the road and went through it sideways. As a little tip if you're scouring the map: I found it much easier to see the grey bits on my LCD TV than my plasma.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    I say this every time the Driver tutorial comes up: When driver first came out, I beat that level first time. Didn't even realise it was meant to be difficult. A few years ago , it was mentioned in here how hard it was. Dug out my copy to give it another go and back in my gaming prowess. Gave up after about an hour, having nearly smashed my controller in frustration.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Have a castle and all barn finds now. I'm now working towards getting six million to get the Maserati to get the MC12 FE. looking on YouTube, the quickest ways to do this are to game the system a bit. You either play the auction house or spam perk points for build up cash. Or both.
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    Recommend Me An Emulation Box

    How old a PC are we talking here? I'm contemplating using my PC, which doesn't get used a lot these days, as an emulation box but, before I start hunting everything down, I was to make sure it's actually capable of emulating everything up to the 16 bit generation. The basic specs are: 1.8ghz dual core processor, 7600GT gfx card, running Windows 7.
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