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  1. Sixkiller

    The Man Utd Thread

    The fact that so many people seem to have taken Knighton's 'hostile bid' seriously is just mental. He's basically one rung below David Icke in the nutjob stakes, and this is well known. Youngsters on twitter seem to think he's the credible face of a realistic consortium
  2. Sixkiller

    The Man Utd Thread

    Glazernomics in full effect. Usually when a new manager starts they flatter to deceive by spending big (often regardless of whether the manager wants those players or not). This time the mask has well and truly slipped and the 'new regime' is proving itself to be just as complicit in lining the pockets of the leaches as the old one. An utter farce.
  3. I remember being shocked at how noncey that ending was back in the late 90's. I'm not advocating for it to be censored, but I am also very surprised that in 2022 the game has been 're-released' and hasn't attracted a lot of internet outrage for still including it. Genuinely think if the usual suspects wanted to run with this then the outrage machine could have it withdrawn from sale.
  4. oh good, as much as i'm enjoying it, I could do with it moving on from the 'pick a county, do that county's missions' rythm that i've been in for a while presumably that's with all the DLCs?
  5. So I've just completed the mission where Realistically, how long have I got left in the main game because i'm at like 65 hours already!?
  6. I think the 'universally' is hyperbolic here, as is the repeated assertion that "it's dogshit". It's neither universally loved nor hated. It's divisive - 52% positive reviews on RT, 86% positive audience reviews on RT, 6.5 score on IMDB, average critic score of 53 on metacritic. It's a lot more mixed than hoped, which is disappointing, but the more Star Wars we get, the more it appears impossible to ever please everyone. Some of TROS's harshest critics are those who adore TLJ, itself a divisive entry for entirely different reasons. And as someone who loves both TROS & TLJ, in spite of their flaws, I can easily see why others don't, but I really don't get the obsession some people have with trying to assert that these films are "objectively bad", and that anyone who finds joy in them is akin to someone enjoying eating faeces. They're arguments with a real snobbish energy to them.
  7. It was actually carried in THR, so as rumours/unconfirmed casting goes, it seems to be pretty well sourced. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/star-wars-hayden-christensen-ahsoka-show-1235035459/
  8. Yes, this one remains a mystery for now. The best head-canon i've got right now is that at the moment of redeemed-anakin's death, the spirits of Obi-Wan and Yoda were able to 'pull' Anakin's spirit into their timeless existence, thus allowing him to appear at that point in ROTJ. Will be interesting to see if force ghost Anakin appears after that. My bet would be that he will appear to Ahsoka in her series (Christensen's involvement is heavily rumoured), thus continuing the theme of force ghosts generally appearing to their former padawans.
  9. This is it. The overall battle between the Jedi and Sith in this era is the differing quests for some form of immortality. The Sith strive to preserve physical life - the tragedy of Darth Plagueis, the construction of Vader, the use of pain, anger and a thirst for revenge that is seen in the survivals of Maul, The Grand Inquisitor and Reva. And, of course, Palpatine's ultimate contingency plan for his own 'survival' (the culmination of his master, Plagueis', efforts to cheat death). The Jedi, once elightened, achieve immortality within the cosmic force. Those who achieve it are able to influence things for, we assume, eternity by virtue of appearing as force ghosts. However, as this series confirmed, the appearance of force ghosts does also rely upon the person seeing them being in the right frame of mind too. Ultimately Obi-wan's statement rings true because not only does he help Luke destroy the death star, he guides him to Dagobah and still counsels him in ROTJ. But Kenobi goes further than that - it's his voice that Rey hears when she first touches the Skywalker saber, suggseting that whilst not appearing as a force ghost to her (because that would frankly be a bit weird) he continues to guide the jedi of the future whether they realise it or not. Equally in TLJ Yoda's presence in the cosmic force allows him to influence Luke into dialling in remotely to help the resistance, and then in TROS the same ability allows Luke to return Rey to the correct path. Vader has absolutely no awareness of the force-ghost thing, or any comprehension of how a Jedi could affect the future once 'dead'. So the line makes total sense to me.
  10. I would not be shocked if there was a slightly more powerful switch made available alongside BOTW2. The thing struggled to run the first game particularly well, so if you assume this one may be intended to be bigger and better looking, it could probably do with some assistance. Running BOTW2 at 1080p 60fps would be a great selling point for an upgraded machine. Forget 4k for now and aim for consistent and higher frame rate. Doing so might make it achievable even in the current climate.
  11. Fully agree with this. Whilst I know fans who were disappointed, and I can see their reasons why, I also know many more for whom TROS is enjoyable - with that enjoyment being anything from 'fun but flawed', through to 'favourite star wars film'. All the 'you're better off never watching it' type of discourse is very reminiscent of things said in 1999 to 2005, and look where we are now with that trilogy's revival.
  12. https://blog.playstation.com/2022/05/16/all-new-playstation-plus-game-lineup-assassins-creed-valhalla-demons-souls-ghost-of-tsushima-directors-cut-nba-2k22-and-more-join-the-service/ Big drop of info. I love the way this: *** This title is available to PlayStation Plus Extra members as part of Ubisoft+ Classics. Access to Ubisoft+ Classics games is a benefit for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members. is included in the notes at the end. You would've thought that the inclusion of Ubisoft + Classics (presumably a stripped down version of Ubi + that doesn't include the new games day and date) would've got a bit more fanfare. It may be similar to how Gamepass has EA Play?
  13. I really enjoyed Dr Strange for its 2 hours (that really helped, it not being bloated) as a standalone story. It's a good, exciting and entertaining movie. I think it's tighter and more coherent than No Way Home and is a better movie as a result. I was actually expecting/hoping for something wackier - the title 'multiverse of madness' perhaps oversold how crazy it would be. However, in the grander scheme of the MCU it has continued the trend which leads to me agreeing with the above. I've kept up to date on the TV shows and movies, but they no longer have a feeling of co-existing in a coherent storyline to the degree that they did pre-endgame, and crucially as pointed out above I can't see how they're going to gather together a collective team that it's worth caring about for a larger story. Despite going through the events of the Infinity Saga, very few of the surviving 'Avengers' seem to give a shit about each other, despite the fact that it was assembling as a team that saved the universe. Having created this 'everything matters, everything's part of one story' type universe, I don't think that it's wrong to criticise them when it appears they're dropping the ball in that regard. The events of Eternals, for example, which were obviously meant to be quite epic, seem to have taken place in a total bubble with earth's great protectors seemingly not interested or even aware. As for people trying to criticise this film for political reasons, that seems like utter nonsense to me, both from the 'right' and the 'left'. Just as people of varying backgrounds can appear in these movies without that being 'forced diversity' or 'woke' I think there also needs to be an acceptance that female characters can go through certain journeys without that being 'mysoginistic' just because one may have hoped for a different fate for a certain character. It is, afterall, a kid's movie about wizards and witches travelling through a multiverse, not a gender studies thesis. It's just inoffensive entertainment that gives off virtually no moral messages at all, let alone immoral messages.
  14. At least Hoeg is actually a qualified professional. Whenever I've heard him talk on the Sacred Symbols or Defining Duke podcasts, I've found him to be quite careful to provide balance against the backdrop of legal knowledge, rather than try and be at all clickbaity. He's actually been talking a lot about how the deal is not a foregone conclusion, and what risks there may be to it going through, albeit that on the balance of probabilities it is highly likely it will. Schreier is simply wrong to read the share price as 'the market thinks this deal will fail'.
  15. Maybe general sentiment is not as negative as you think, especially amongst gamers who primarily use Playstation and/or don't have access to a MS platform for gamepass? I also think there will be a fair number who are simply hedging their bets that even if the service isn't top notch at the start, it'll grow and improve over the course of 1-3 years. Many made a similar leap of faith loading up 3 years gamepass in the early days and have been rewarded, so for a relatively small investment, people can hope the same happens here?
  16. But it's still New York, and ostensibly designed to be the New York of the present day. The characters may be fictional, but for all intents and purposes they are fictional people living in a version of our reality, but with added superheroes and supervillains. The game features FEAST because homelessness is a reality. Should that have been left out because it's a real world issue? The Marvel world still features the same institutions and political machinations as the real world. It's not some kind of full-on alternate reality where there's anything to suggest people of colour in the Marvel world have had it any different to how they've had it in the real world. Perhaps, if the mural had been of George Floyd, one could've succesfully argued that was a bit weird, using a 'real world' person's image alongside the message. If it was a mural displayed on Tatooine in Star Wars, or in Rivendell in a Middle Earth property, then the complaint it's out of place or distracting would bear massive weight, regardless that the message is one that is morally just. But as it was, it wasn't a mural of George Floyd, and it wasn't on another planet. It was a mural of Spider-man, and specficially and importantly Miles Morales, a black Spider-man, positioned in Harlem, New York, alongside a message that simply states that Black Lives Matter. And that should not be distracting for anyone, because it's just a fact. They do.
  17. Had to hold off on diving into this until the weekend, as my 7 year old had given up games for lent and we've been looking forward to playing this together since he was 5 I'm so happy with the approach they've taken to this. It's been made with such an incredible love for all of the Skywalker saga. It perfectly encapsulates that weird thing Star Wars does where it takes itself seriously, but is also aware of how ludicrous it is, all at once. And for young kids, the amount of content involved really does make this seem like an MMO to them. There's so much to do I can see my kids returning to this game over and over again for a long time. It's a shame that they've only done character packs for the DLC, and not got some Rogue One/Solo/Mando content to play through, but with the saga itself complete on the big screen, this seems as good a time as any to do a 'definitive' game like this for that content, and then hopefully release future games covering events not included in this one.
  18. Watched this again at the weekend. Can anyone explain why...
  19. Surely this. I thought the Potter films were all pretty shite, but it wasn't my thing and I could nevertheless see why kids would love them. The fantastic beasts films, on the other hand, just seem to be plain awful. In the history of prequel trilogies, this must now surely rank as the worst? (and yet it will continue with further films). Star Wars, for all the stick it got at the time from adult viewers, nevertheless hit a chord with the younger generations who now show fanattical love for those films. The Hobbit was a bit tortuous and unnecessarily long, but clearly not trash and gave Tolkien fans plenty to enjoy. Fantastic Beasts does what for whom?
  20. Two middle-aged middle-class university educated white men, one a liberal lefty and the other an outright socialist. They're neither going to 'tick the boxes' for modern BBC diversity, nor be approved by the forces trying to make the BBC "less woke" (i.e. more Tory). I can quite imagine that in such circumstances they could've been surprisingly short of friends higher up, despite their success.
  21. Sacred Symbols+ had a great interview with Hassan Karaman this week, and it's quite something. He has answers for some of the questions about things, but then hides a lot behind an NDA shield. Insists there is a game, that it's not a scam, and that the prologue will come (but will now be a 2 hour game, sold to fund the production of the real game). The way he describes BlueBox it's like the studio is less of a company, and more just a collective of people around the world contributing to something remotely. But there's still something about it all that reminds me of that lad from The Tinder Swindler - that he's just a man built on lies, and that somehow he's just creaming money off this. And I still think it's really strange that Sony allowed (and continue to allow) their 'App' to be on the PS5 store when there's nothing to show. He claims it's only a PS5 exclusive because it's 'by playstation fans, for playstation fans', and that Sony have no involvement. Yet the PS blog post announcement, and the app, still suggest they're more involved than he's letting on. All very confusing stuff. LSM have stuck it on their YouTube channel now so it's not behind the patreon paywall now and there for people to watch for free.
  22. Mayo tweeted that his security pass was cancelled before he left the building on Friday, meaning the doors wouldn't open and he had to be helped out. That was 45 minutes after they'd tweeted the announcement of the new podcast
  23. Nothing additional, is my guess - if you have both as I do, then the combined cost of them equals the annual cost of the top tier really, so converting the Now to top tier Plus still works, you're not losing anything. It'll get confusing when there are differing end dates to your Plus & Now periods, as I have. The 'winners' are the 3 people in the world who have been subscribiing to PS Now, but not PS Plus, because their Now now includes plus, whereas those with only plus don't get anything new.
  24. I'm aware of the line to which you refer, but I think it's a stretch to call that an explanation. If we're generous it's a way to head-canon it in lieu of an actual decent explanation.
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