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  1. Illyria

    Alan Wake: Tramp gamers, take a hike!

    I enjoyed the game overall, its atmosphere etc, but it was also pretty daft (and that's from me the Stephen King fan!) and imo overstayed its welcome a bit as it felt very repetitive down the line. I think it probably just hasn't aged that well, and so it will mean very different things to those who played it when it first came out than to those who play it years after release.
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    Your shameful gaming secrets

    This is not something I did. But until this day I wonder which friend of mine borrowed my Sims 1 collection (main game and quite a number of add-ons) and never returned it. I have a sneaking suspicion it's the same one who never returned my Caspar VHS tape. We are not friends anymore. I'm 100% I also must've pulled some sneaky things but atm I can't remember anything!
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    Have you ever found a game too hard?

    The Game of Life! ~so deep~
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    Rick and Morty

    I haven't watched this in a few months, I think I have 6 episodes left. I just can't stand the voice actor, especially Morty is slowly grinding down my nerves. I have to be in a very specific mood to be able to watch it. Jerry's fun!
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    Oh I've seen that one as well. It was interesting, but I still don't know whether I think the ending is smart, or stupid.
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    What books did you read in 2019?

    I don't get around to a lot of personal reading at the moment because I read so much other non-fiction for my thesis. I never set myself a challenge either. This weekend I took a little research break and read Stephen King's Elevation. It's a very short little book, a novella really. It's about a man who starts losing weight for no reason, but keeps looking the same. It's a very absurd story and due to it's shortness and lack of horror or gore, as well as little drawings above new chapters and a bigger font it almost felt like a children's book! The story serves as a backdrop for King's pleading for a progressive America. It's set in Castle Rock, which King states voted for Trump in 2016 and is very conservative. It felt a bit strange, knowing how much King tweets about US politics these days, to feel that seeping into this story. But on the other hand, it's his voice and he can do with that as he pleases. I think he wanted to create a little light and hope in the current darkness.
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    Have you ever found a game too hard?

    I'm generally really terrible at games. But Ori I've tried twice, and never finished. Don't laugh. I won't even go near Bloodborne or Dark Souls.
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    Do you cheat on games?

    None these days, no. The most I will do is if I am really stuck somewhere, check a walkthrough. When we were kids we used cheats on Tomb Raider for extra ammo and stuff like that I think, once or twice. I remember you had to perform a certain chain of movements with Lara. And I used 2 cheats on The Sims back in the day, one to get tons of money and one so my Sims could build up to the very edge of their property and even change the pavement etc, I think. Multiplayer cheaters are scum!
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    Punisher - Season 2 out now

    Right now I am really glad Netflix always offers a summary of the previous season when releasing a new one, this time I really need it!
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    Punisher - Season 2 out now

    How is it possible I remember so little about season 1. Was Billy the villain his former military buddy gone contractor?
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    What games did you complete? 2019 Edition

    I'm terrible at finishing games but have done 2 so far this year: Blackwell: Epiphany (2014) PC The fifth and final game in the Blackwell series. I finished the first four games over the last few months in 2018 and really enjoyed the entire series. A cozy point-and-click adventure with an interesting story, chilled soundtrack and not-so-great voice acting. Never Alone (2014) Xbox One This was an Xbox Gold game this month and I took advantage of the 1 month for 1€ offer over Christmas so I could play this. Finished it in one sitting and really greatly enjoyed it. It's got a lovely art style and despite a couple of bugs I enjoyed the gameplay as well, for me it was neither too tricky nor too easy. I don't play a lot of platformers and give up quickly when it's too hard (never finished Ori for example, which is a shame) so this one really hit the spot for me. I also really enjoyed the little videos that you unlock as you play where you learn about the culture from which the game's narrative came.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    I'd agree but I feel like I can't be objective about that. GG is very close to my heart and I've known it for such a long time, it's hard for any new effort to compete. But it definitely took me a lot longer to get into Maisel than it did with GG.
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Fully agree, it's what annoys me most about the entire show
  14. I was never used to pads in the first place, having only ever played on the PC with M+K, so switching to a pad at all was such a change for me, I couldn't deal with all the extra stuff. Maybe when I have time to properly sink my teeth into a game again I'll see if I wanna use any of it, but I play with it so little at the moment that I just want to relax when I get the chance to play a game. @El Stevo it does have a headphone jack
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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    There was a never ending musical which I think you meant with the cameo? Then the life and death brigade stuff, as well as the wedding. All of them completely out of tone with the rest of the show. I agree about the stalling in Mrs Maisel, there is a bit too much going back and forth that drags shit out unnecessarily. Otherwise I enjoyed the second season more than the first, I thought it was funnier and more relatable. I've always thought that Midge was too perfect, what little flaws she has do still very much appear in season 2 though, and I guess she is the "marvelous" Mrs Maisel for a reason.
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