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  1. 26/02/2021 - Marvel Avengers (PC) Okay, let's get some of the obvious out of the way: the endgame here is (probably) incredibly thin and boring. Loot does not change the look of your character (which is a big part of the appeal of loot-em-ups). The cast are a bit try-hard when comparing to the actual actors we know and love. It's clearly been a massive failure for Square Enix, given there's nobody playing it. There's so little variety in the mission types and the non-campaign maps. It's still got bugs and you can't replay the campaign (which seems to be a big gripe for people - not
  2. @frumiousCould I try Outward please?
  3. I only ever buy games on sale - the last game I paid full price for was in 2013, which I remember vividly because it felt so alien a concept - so no, it hasn't really changed my habits at all. It also means that even if I buy something that later turns up on another service, because I've paid so little (my trigger-point is between 66% - 75% off) I don't lament what I could've saved. By its very nature this does also mean I'm never playing anything new, I'm well behind the curve and playing catch-up. The only recent exception to that has been Avengers - and even that was just over 5
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    I think a lot of the focus of this game is going to be on the pitch, but this England team have shown time and again that a) they really don't play spin well and b) there seems to be a real lack of mental toughness amongst them. See the way Bairstow (didn't) play, how skittish Pope was, the way Sibley tried to tee-off etc. I think that also was the reason so many got out to straight balls - they were so focused on playing for the turn they just couldn't adapt. It's not a new problem of course, but how is it going to change? Also, however exciting this has been for those of us that
  5. Gabe

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    Ha, yeah, I expect India to knock-off the runs without losing a wicket. I tell you what though, it does really show what a superb achievement it was for Cookie to win a series there and how good that side was back then.
  6. Gabe

    Cricket Thread

    My god, how can nobody seriously play a straight ball?! India will have about 50 to knock-off, tops, at this rate. Although who knows, maybe the seamers will blast them out for no runs under the lights
  7. Gabe

    Cricket Thread

    Yeah, I'm getting annoyed that haven't shown the tracking. Definitely worth a review though, given the situation of the game. Edit: Okay, out, but still would've been worth it just to be sure.
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    Cricket Thread

    Another straight one missed, good grief, and I reckon that might've been sliding down leg!
  9. Gabe

    Cricket Thread

    You can see the deviation of the ball, sure, but it really did look like pad-bat-pad and I don't think he'd have many complaints if it had been given. The fact he was asking if he was outside the line (and the lack of instant review), to me, suggests he thought it was pad first. It was another straight ball that was missed though. Regardless, he needs to make it count now and this is making work really hard to focus on
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    Yeah, I can understand the thinking behind it, but I think from the last match you could probably guess India would still try and set up a turning pitch, so the benefit for the seamers was only ever going to be quite circumstantial (and would've needed England to bat long in the first innings to then be able to start attacking later today.) Anyway, who doesn't love a tight, low-scoring game? It's compulsive watching
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    I don't think it is though; the wickets yesterday were mainly people just missing the ball that skids on; a few more have turned today, but again it's not the fabled minefield. With some application people can score runs, as Crawley and Rohit have shown. I think players are *expecting* the pitch to do more than it is, and so playing for turn that isn't there.
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    This is an incredible match, but the commentators are right, the minds of everybody seem gone. A few balls have really ripped, but most of the wickets are just really poor shots/decisions. Has Bairstow had his last chance now? And picking the extra pace bowler has been an awful decision and that's not hindsight talking, as an away team I don't think I'd ever want to only have one spinner in the sub-continent. Still, makes for exciting watching!
  13. I never watched it when it was his turn, but I gather a similar situation occurred there too. Did Camille always call him 'Sir' outside of work too? It's so weird. And yes, the cases against most of the killers are all so implausible and fragile that you can't really watch it and try to take it seriously. It's quite easy viewing though and the cast are all generally quite personable (if completely devoid of any real character).
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    Cricket Thread

    Obviously India's day all the way, even the wicket at the end isn't really all that much to cheer about. It will need a really good start with a mini-collapse of their own to keep this match in any way competitive. @feltmonkeyI thought that looked quite clearly grounded to be honest, so I can understand why they wouldn't go to stump cam.
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