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    Makins gamez and reviewin' stuff for SFX Mag.

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  1. Yeah I think it’s totally suitable, no bad language I remember, and it’s action over violence.
  2. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-12-04-those-ubisoft-club-points-youve-been-accumulating-for-the-last-ten-years-will-soon-expire So Ubisoft have decided to start expiring their Ubisoft Club points after 2 years, meaning that all your carefully horded points that are older than than that will be wiped out on April 1st, 2019. I think you have until March 2019 to spend any points that are due to expire. You can see how many points you’ll lose here: https://welcome.club.ubisoft.com/en-US/units Is this a travesty, or a shoulder shrug for people? Personally, I’m going to lose over 900 points according the link above, but I can’t really find anything to spend them on (which is why I have over 1600 points in the first place). Your thoughts?
  3. Yeah it’s very well funded by private investors and Microsoft put quite a bit in when it went through their incubator programme.
  4. Nothing sinister, just got offered an awesome job that I couldn’t refuse. It’s a great team at Antstream, and @Anne Summers and the rest of the guys are a really awesome bunch! Exciting time to join the company, and quite a few roles on offer as they’re expanding, so well worth getting on board if you’re interested!
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    Titans - DC's Teen heroes headed to TV?

    It’s a weird show this, because on the face of it, it’s a terrible grimdark edgelord version of a CW superhero show, complete with big boy swears, and Robin graphically throwing ninja stars into people’s eye sockets. But weirdly, I have kind of secretly enjoyed the first four episodes. Definitely calms down a bit after the first episode, which was ridiculously bleak to the point where I cried actual tears of laughter. Have to admit, it is kind of fun to have a bone-snappin’ potty-mouthed superhero show, as silly as it often is. Definitely gives it a different flavour to the other Berlanti shows, which have mostly gone off the boil for me now.
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    Good new horror films

    I thought Mandy was a film of two halves, and I didn’t much like either of them. Though the axe was pretty metal.
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    Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury

    To be fair, they’ve already made the best Slade movie they’re ever going to make.
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    Perfect Films

    For me it’s: Bringing Up Baby (Most jokes per minute/Best leopard) Ponyo/Totoro (Tied for best making you feel like a kid again) Monsters Inc (Best Ending) Spinal Tap (Most watched - well over 100 times) Back to the Future (Best Hollywood movie - every frame is perfect, the script is a structural marvel, brilliantly directed, everything is just *chef kissy fingers*)
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    The Haunting of Hill House

    Finished it last night. Really enjoyed it, although felt it peaked with episode 5, which I thought was genuinely brilliant. Structurally it felt more like an adaptation of IT, with the house replacing the creature, with little spills of the original Shirley Jackson text dabbed around the edges. The ending was also a bit too similar to [ENDING SPOILER] Overall really enjoyed it though. After a bumpy start it really grew on me, and although I guessed most of the twists, felt it was really solid by the end. Wonder if there'll be a second season going into the house's past?
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    No, I have finished Odyssey, and I do think she’s correct, the levelling curve for this game is not quite where it should be. I’ve played hundreds of RPG’s in my time, and when I was playing this I was doing all the side quests I found, but they really do get stretched thin towards the end, and you do start having to grind in a way that suddenly feels intrusive, despite it being quite effortless in the first half of the game. I think it doesnt help that you’re largely left to your own devices later on, and so while the game mainly guided you towards juicy quest clusters for the first half, there’s much less handholding later on, leading you to spend hours trudging round looking for new things to do. It’s definitely a legitimate criticism, although obviously your mileage may vary.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Just finished this today with 60 hours on the clock, ended at level 49. Didn’t seem to be any end credits, but I’d finished , so I think that’s it. Mostly really enjoyed it, but it did feel like it would have been better paced with the optional XP boost you can buy. As I didn’t have it, levels 40-49 were suddenly a bit of a grind, and I more or less ran out of side quests that would give me meaningful XP, and all the remaining content needed me to be at least level 47 to even have a chance. Not sure I liked the whole world levelling with you thing either, as early on, I could sneak up to people and quickly shiv them, but it got to the point where even taking out useless grunts the same level as me required a strong assassination, and that still wasn’t enough in some cases. It made me feel like less of a badass by the end weirdly.
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    Better Call Saul!

    Yeah, he really managed to Tap into something there.
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    Watched ‘Three Identical Strangers’ the other night, which was fantastic. It was definitely best watching it cold without knowing the story, and I’d advise you do that, but if you do need a bit more than that, it starts with a guy who moves 100 miles away to a new college, only to discover he has an exact doppelgänger. Then things spiral from there, with some truly bizarre twists. Doesn’t quite stick the landing. But definitely worth a watch.

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