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  1. 42 minutes ago, Stanley said:

    What’s everyone’s launch day games? 

    Mine are,



    RE Village

    No Man’s Sky




    Walking Dead Saints & Sinners 2

    Star Wars



    I’ll pick up Rez at some point too.

    Saints and Sinners 2 isn't launch day is it? I've just picked up the first game as that's getting an upgrade the day number2 is released so I can wait and the pick up the second game cheaper after a few weeks.


    I'm looking forward to giving the Horizon game a try and then scare myself silly with Resi Village. 

  2. 7 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

    Yeah, I enjoyed episode 4 as well. It seems very much like a two-parter, whereas episodes 1-3 seemed quite discrete and self-contained. The conversation at the end made me smile.


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    Kathleen was an interesting character: quite mumsy and unassuming on the surface - certainly not your typical post-apocalyptic Negan-like warlord - but then sociopathic enough to straight up murder that doctor.


    And what do we reckon about the big ol' bulge she and beardy bodyguard find? I reckon it's a big fungus root that's about to burst out to the surface and start infecting everyone, or perhaps something to do with the 

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    bloater enemies


    from the game.


    Speaking of the game, we haven't had that set-piece yet where Joel 

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    gets stuck in the flooded basement with the clickers and has to turn the generator on, making a load of noise. Given the setting (a big abandoned office block) I reckon episode 5 might incorporate that somehow. 



    And if I look as good as Joel when I get to 56 then I'll consider myself very lucky.

    There was a scene in the trailer that showed 


    a massive creature coming out of the ground, so I’m guessing it’s that.

    As for the episode, loved it but it really wasn’t long enough. They could have expanded the run time and I’d be happy.

  3. I've been re-watching Luther from the beginning with my daughter who's never seen it and there's two which shocked her



    Luther's wife getting shot at the end of season 1 and Ripley taking a shotgun blast to the chest in series 3. I always liked Ripley but knew his time was up when Luther said how much he loved him and that he should be progressing further in his career rather than working for him. Kiss of death.


  4. Right, I may kick myself later but I've cancelled my original order and ordered the Horizon pack and chargers for the controllers. Even though the headset is to be delivered in Sony's 'launch window' the charger is due on release day. I just know I'll be staring at that charger whilst waiting for Sony to ship the headset so I can use them.

  5. 23 minutes ago, BarryL85 said:

    I though it was always only a guaranteed launch week delivery and not launch day?


    The Dualsense Edge was “guaranteed launch day delivery” yet most people got them the day after. Hopefully they get the VR shipment out in time.

    Makes sense, think I'll cancel and re-order then. You'll probably find me moaning about my order not being shipped come the 22nd and it will all be my own bloody fault.

  6. I vowed I would never play Part 2 ever again as it was so grim and depressing but something last week made me replay it and I'm glad I did. It really is a fantastic game, not as good as Part 1 for me, but still head and shoulders above other games.


    When I originally played it I hated playing as Abby as I felt I had an emotional attachment to Joel and having him killed off so early initially took me out of the game. Part of the great writing is that as a player you understand that people's motivations and actions are not black or white and everyone in the game has done terrible things to survive. If the TV series follows the game then Ellie is effectively an innocent who doesn't really do anything that could be abhorrent and her actions are simply to survive. Whether that is saving Joel by shooting the raider who tries to drown him or killing cannibals, we can understand her actions. If they try and follow Part 2's storyline too faithfully I'm not sure viewers would be willing to see their hero-like Ellie commit atrocious acts in the name of revenge. The killing of a pregnant woman is brutal beyond words and whilst it is in self-defence could be a bit too much for some.


    I really hope they don't 


    kill off Joel so early in the show's lifespan. One season really isn't enough of the Joel and Ellie show


  7. 2 hours ago, Down by Law said:


    I noticed on a replay of the game some years back, if you don't talk to Bill while he's finishing up the jeep, you don't have to give him the letter and can spare him Frank's 'final thoughts' 


    Another part of the game that is ripe for fleshing out:


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    The little community that lived in the sewers following the Pittsburgh escape. You find the journals written by Ish, one of the survivors, and eventually find out what happens to them while exploring the sewers.



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    There's a 'on the next episode' bit that HBO have put on youtube, it's going to be dealing with Pittsburgh and the hunters. So yep.






    little community

    you talk of is shown briefly in the original trailer. Hopefully it's not just a passing mention as that part of the game is heartbreaking.

  8. Yes it was a great episode but 


    I’m just sad that there will be no more Bill. I assumed they would keep Frank’s death but Bill going as well cut me up. 

    As said above, Ellie’s fascination with violence and guns seems different than the first game and quite worrying.

  9. I watched The Lair over the weekend as it has just appeared on Shudder and can honestly say if I didn't know it was Neil Marshall I would expect it to be a first time director. It's properly crap but after a few beers I was finding it hilarious. Charlotte Kirk shows an ability for acting that sets her up for an extras part on a daytime soap. She really is wooden and has an accent that wobbles around the country seemingly at whim. In fact, all of the acting is shocking apart from the Afghani soldier they capture, he really is head and shoulders above them in ability. Jamie Bamber also seems to be channeling Solid Snake with the most ridiculous American accent and it also has one of the most comical Welsh accents I've ever heard in a film or TV show. 


    Kirk co-wrote it with Marshall and it's one of the most generic, scene stealing scripts that I've seen. It so wants to be Aliens but comes across as a dodgy 80s straight to video film that would be one of the last left in Blockbusters on a Saturday night.


    The creature effects are appalling and seemingly consist of men running around in rubber suits. The gore is passable but it's just a shame that somebody so obviously gifted as Marshall now insists on having his other half in all his films which wouldn't be bad if she could act, but she cannot. The Descent was an absolute classic and hopefully he can get back to making genuinely scary, good films.





  10. Loved the episode but the one thing that bugged me was


    Tess trying to use a lighter to ignite the fuel. I know it's for dramatic purposes but she had just tipped a load of grenades onto the floor. Wouldn't it be easier to just go out in that old cliche of pulling the pin on one of those and setting the rest off? Same result and no worries about a faulty Zippo. I suppose we wouldn't get that 'kiss' from the infected though.

    Waiting a week per episode is painful, but at least it gives me a chance to watch the episode again after listening to the podcast.

  11. Done it, finally got the Platinum after missing one collectible and finally fully upgrading a set of armour. I needed a guide for the missing collectible but have thoroughly enjoyed my time with this game and feel bereft it's all done. Yes it had moments of complete cheating from some of the bosses but the journey was superb and hopefully there will be some good DLC in the near future.


  12. GNA down yesterday at last, I did think the wife may be filing for divorce in 2023 after the language that came out of my mouth during the last few days whilst trying to beat her. Managed it with literally a sliver of health left and it did bring home how rubber-banded the bosses are, I can take huge amounts of her health when starting the battle but then the last two bars take an age.


    Now all I have to is finish off the challenges and the final Berserker boss. Might leave that until she's back at work if I want to stay married though.

  13. 23 hours ago, Pete said:

    This is incredible, while the first series was more consistent the good stories in two were better. I was annoyed to see the worst character from the first series return, but then I hadn't been paying attention and the pay off was worth it. When did other people twig?

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    I had my suspicions, obviously Hollander is always a bit of a rogue, but it wasn't until the opera that I connected the dots 

    And with the prostitutes...

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    Was getting the son the plan all along? And it's him they are talking about as they watch the boat in the first episode?

    One of those shows I'm jealous of people who get to watch it for the first time. It's much cleverer than I first realised, a real treat.

    I twigged when Tanya said it was so nice socialising with people who 


    have money and aren't after hers.

    As for the two prostitutes I don't think the son was who they were talking about. They had arranged to meet his father on the first night. 

  14. I love this game and having finished it a week ago feel the post-game content is superb but...


    The difficulty spike on some of the Berserker fights is unreal, even when I dropped it to story mode the fight where you take on three was ridiculous. I managed it but now am stuck at Gna. I know I should eventually beat her but how on earth can the easiest mode be so hard when I've spent hours on the game and know how to fight.

  15. 6 hours ago, petrolgirls said:

    Just finished up S2. Enjoyed it in the main, not quite as funny as the first and no-one quite like Armond this time round. 


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    The two sets of couples didn't really go anywhere for me. In particular Ethan, played by Will Sharpe, did little with his role - perhaps the writing there was a bit flat too. Either way I'm not sure what we were meant to take away from their whole tangled nonsense of a plot, ultimately a bit muddled. On the other hand Belinda's story was great, even if it was a little obvious where it was all heading - real shame she won't be around in the third season.


    Belinda? Do you mean Tanya?


    As for S2, loved it. Not sure if better than the first but enjoyed every minute, especially the sense of dread that built up over the season. Now I'm just trying to guess if they will carry on with a character from S2 appearing in S3. My bet is Valentina getting a promotion to another hotel in the chain. Loved her character.

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