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  1. I'd like to think my little pep talk there was just what we needed.
  2. Anyone else watching this comedic England performance? Bereft. Maguire concedes a penalty for the first, and now managed to lose possession just outside German's box (!) resulting in an overloaded German attack with an admittedly sweet finish for their second.
  3. No Australia are ahead by 2 overall, still very impressive though. Can't believe this is over already been a great couple of weeks having it on in the background while I work.
  4. For some reason an episode from the first series of Noel's House Party is being shown on bbc4 tonight at 7pm. Think I'll check it out, see if it's as bad as I remember.
  5. Went to the Leeds club today, took my 13yr old and his friend for an old-school educational field trip. Was all I could've hoped for and more, with a great mix of generations of classic arcade cabs spread over 3 floors, with loads of Cave shooters in astro city cabs on the top floor too. They also had a separate room with an n64 running goldeneye and megadrive with sonic on a couple of enormous crts. I could've happily stayed for the full day and systematically run through almost everything there but the boys lasted 3-4 hours before we called it a day. Well-stocked bar with good food on offer and a surprisingly decent latte done for me too. Will definitely go back again.
  6. The 800XL was my first introduction to 8-bit home computing, think I must've been 8/9 at the time. My Dad bought it specifically because it was supposed to be technically the most advanced of all the 8-bit micros at the time, though as most of our other friends had spectrums it did cut us off from a lot of game sharing avenues! My parents still have our old machine in their loft, complete with box: (that's a Vic-20 sat on top of it!) As @Swainy mentions the loading times for pretty much all tape-based games was horrific, compared to the Speccy/Commodore machines of the time. I'm sure I remember waiting 30/40mins for certain games to load, it was brutal. For games to look at, the ones I remember most fondly are: Action Biker BMX Simulator Bruce Lee Keystone Kapers Lone Raider Milk Race Montezuma's Revenge One man and his droid River Raid Robin Hood SWAT Zorro Some of these were no doubt multi-platform but I'll always think of them as Atari games.
  7. Ridiculously harsh offside decision against Sweden's goal there.
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    Anyone watching the Begu/Ostapenko game? I've got it on in the background while I'm working but the noises coming from Ostapenko with every single hit are ridiculous, it must be really off-putting to play against.
  9. Presumably they needed the 1hr40min of runtime in ep7 so they could fit in what felt like 25min of exposition at the end.
  10. I've been on my third play through of this, on and off over the last couple of months. Turns into such a different game once you've got the infinite ammo magnum and grenade launcher!
  11. Slightly worryingly I think after that latest episode I'm now on #teamhoward
  12. Just confirming the Gold conversion still works, my Ultimate ran out yesterday and I've just extended until end of April 2025 for £109 + £10.99. CDKeys currently have 12 months Gold on offer for £36.50: https://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/12-month-xbox-live-gold-membership-xbox-one-360-eu-uk-cd-key
  13. Brave of Pep to go with a false No. 1 today.
  14. Can the Spurs boys ease off a bit now please, we need to keep Frank in post for a while.
  15. I'd say the default OS is functional, but you get a far better user experience setting up and using 351ELEC: https://351elec.de/
  16. Yeah I've still got my original awesome GBA SP famicom ed (imported from Lik-sang iirc!) with an EZ flash cart, which is now basically redundant.
  17. Late to the party as usual, but I picked up an RG351P recently (from here) and have been experimenting with it over the last few weeks. Reflashed it firstly with the ELEC351 v2 OS, which is definitely FAR more user-friendly than the default OS it comes with, and then added a load of roms I already had from when I was playing with PC emulators years ago. It's mainly a nostalgia tool for me, so loaded it up with some Atari 800/Amiga/SNES/MD/ScummVM/classic MAME roms. For anything up to 16bit stuff it seems perfect, and even Mario64 runs pretty much perfectly as far as I can tell (it certainly matches my fading memories of it), but it does struggle with some of the more advanced N64 stuff, though that doesn't really bother me for what I wanted to use it for. It also seems to be the perfect GBA emulator, the form factor more or less identical, and loads of great versions of classic Nintendo series were released on it, and quite a few Amiga games were also ported to it (Wings, IK+, Lost Vikings, Speedball 2, Soccer kid etc.).
  18. More importantly, it was just absolutely imbecilic behaviour from Martinelli, I don't think I've ever seen anyone at any level of football attempt to disrupt a throw-in like that before. Why on earth would you push someone over as they're taking a throw-in?!
  19. Maaan, I wanted to like this I really did, and I am usually pretty forgiving but the sheer amount of contrived and nonsensical nonsense in this really soured it. Feels like a load of ideas that seemed reasonable on paper but incredibly poorly executed. Such a strange and inconsistent series (bar the two additional eps of the Mandalorian).
  20. Dear Esther was only released commercially in 2012 (and it's great). I also really enjoyed Kona, has a few more adventure game elements than some of the others and a mild survival mechanic, but is very compact, well-told story in a single location, nice bleak Canadian wooded setting.
  21. I'd be amazed if any of the players had had any more than a slightly confused nod's worth of involvement in this. Also looks obviously farcical that they can't include any of the team's branding in the images.
  22. Heads-up that the Senegal v Equatorial Guinea game is live on BBC2/iplayer shortly. Mane is playing despite that head injury in the previous game.
  23. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60033711 "Mane curled in off the underside of the crossbar soon after keeper Vozinha had been dismissed over a nasty clash of heads with the Liverpool forward. Mane continued despite appearing to be briefly knocked out in the incident. After celebrating his goal he lay down on halfway, and before the game restarted he was led off the field." Fucking hell.
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