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  1. Just now, squirtle said:

    Not gonna lie, that was how I watched it, and I thought it was fantastic. Reminded me, tonally, of Kung Fu Hustle in a lot of ways. 

    what, that actually makes it sound even more amazing.

    Also, not having a pop, because individual circumstances whatever, but I remember the comments on the Matrix thread (“my pirated copy looked shit”) and also, a 5 screen Picturehouse opened 3 minutes from my house and if I think about it too much then I get anxiety as there’s no fucking way it’s sustainable seeing as it’s empty all the time.

  2. 29 minutes ago, Waggo said:

    This is my thinking too.  Plenty there to like if you are new to PS5, but I have most of the bigger games sat still waiting to play (Cheers Elden Ring).

    So the next unanswered question is how often and how quickly will new content be added?  If the AAA games are going to be showing up 6 to 12 months after release then this will suit me just fine going forward.

    Basically, when will GT7 and Horizon show up and can I hold out buying them until then? I reckon max two years after release. I don’t think Ratchet and Clank is on there and that’s nearly a year old.

    Good service if you don’t FOMO, like old games or are patient but they probably need some daily crack to hook up day to day players, like a sports or shooty live service.



  3. Tbh, if you buy a PS5 next month and sub to the top tier, you get an astounding array of PS5 AAA games that were selling for £70 (rrp) just a year or two ago. Looking at the list I must’ve have spent/wasted a good £500 on the games they are giving away. It’s gotta be an essential no-brainer for new users (whilst mugs like myself look at the list and think, yes! I haven’t played Ghosts of Tsushima DLC!).

  4. 1 hour ago, K said:

    I dunno. Bungie have been publicly supporting stuff like trans rights, BLM, Pride, etc for ages, and all of their tweets on those subjects have lots of replies from dickheads saying they’ve alienated half their community and that they’ll never play Destiny again, and yet the game’s more popular than ever. These people make a lot of noise, but they’re hardly the core fanbase. 

    ah yeah, to be fair I’ve got all my virtue banners equipped (BLM, Trans rights and doing a lot of Vault of Glass) and it’s always lovely to see them on others out and about in the game world. I guess all fansbases have wronguns and I’ve played with a fair few Americans with awful views



  5. 1 hour ago, MK-1601 said:

    Or that any name brand company or public figure with millions of followers gets thousands of dingleberries who don't know how Twitter works replying to everything they post. One of those two things.

    Or maybe both of those things? The boys under that post, especially the ones who shout “You can’t fix the broken Titan helmet in Trials of Osiris but find the time to go on about politics and alienate half the community” are definitely their audience

  6. If anyone was hanging on for the result, 


    36% of you said no – Jim is innocent
    64% of you said yes – Jim is guilty


    I don’t know how these Guardian Judge Judy and executions work but I guess the punishment of Jim being found guilty is that he will now be forced to replace all his computer games with DVDs of Fleabag and take her out leafleting for the Lib Dems


  7. 24 minutes ago, Scribblor said:

    Sony's huge, so they've got a lot of staff (which means they employ a lot of people of every sort of opinion), and while I've hardly ever worked for a company that size - or one of their first party studios - I'd say 90% of the people I've worked with in the games industry aren't Keep Politics Out Of Games types.

    Yeah fair I guess. I haven’t looked at any numbers, demographics in those industries would tally but there are still a lot of god-fearing Republicans out there.

  8. If those Gamer replies under Bungie’s tweet shows you anything, the Keep Politics Out of Games nuts make up a significant proportion on their audience. And it’s very likely a significant number of Sony’s staff too. 

  9. Managed to track down the very last Xbox wireless controller in the UK. In the Microsoft Shop in Oxford Circus. Yes! Gotta have one, there’s a fucking UNSC Warthog parked in the window.


    Do you have red? No. Blue? No. Black? No, we only have Robot White. White you mean? Ok. 

    “Enjoy your gaming!” she enthusiastically bids as I shrink away mortified that she thinks I’m that sort of “gamer”

  10. The UEFA licence and Champions League must be worth much much more to them. Who really plays internationals on that? Boot up as Wales and all the players are really slow and rubbish (and therefore factually inaccurate).


    Also never not funny that you play Champions League games on Xbox and it’s all Sony advertising.

  11. 16 minutes ago, StumpyJohn said:

    And the replacement arrived the next day (Tuesday) and as far as I can tell is brand new with a working RB (for now 😆).  It was just a loose controller with some bubble wrap in a brown box though.

    Have registered it and it has warranty cover till the same date as my old broken one (til April next year)


    Took from the 4th to the 10th to be completed which is quite a lot better than the estimate.

    ha I’m getting a refund on broken controller 1 from Game as they lost the return and I’m not entirely sure if they interpreted that as refunding the whole Xbox. If it is the whole thing F them. 

    Good luck with your new controller, maybe remap Heavy Kick to a face button!

  12. 5 minutes ago, Lorfarius said:


    You can use a PS4 or PS5 controller if you get a USB adapter.

    thanks, that’s actually wild. Didn’t know it could do that.

  13. Why is there a global shortage of Xbox controllers?

    Literally everywhere I’m looking I can’t find one (MS website has mid June delivery). Is everyone’s RB button breaking down. Might pump for an Elite just because it’s the only thing available.

  14. FIFA Delegate 2030 where you play a potential host nation with a lot of cash to either divert into an official’s hands, buy slaves or hire Jermaine Jenas. Stamina bar based on how successful you are at sportswashing your abysmal human rights record.

  15. 36 minutes ago, StumpyJohn said:

    @mikeyl fingers crossed a bit of good news; MS acknowledged receipt of my dodgy controller earlier today and this afternoon have dispatched a replacement.  A few mins ago I got a text from UPS saying I have a delivery coming tomorrow which I assume is the replacement controller!  All a lot quicker than the advertised 2 week turnaround so fingers crossed.

    nice, managed to get a return label after figuring out that they only do call backs on landlines (and I had to plug in my landline). Moaned that all my controllers are busted but they didn’t care. Just gonna play PS5 for a few weeks but it’s dawned on me there’s nothing I want to play on there!

  16. 9 minutes ago, Gabe said:

    This is one of the big things in the Era thread - the point being that this films tone was actually clearly signposted in the tv show (via the end credit scene, admittedly). There was no redemption in the series at all. 

    yeah that’s the problem. The end credit scene has no relationship to the stages of grief and acceptance they series was going for throughout the 6 episodes. Clearly inserted by the Machine afterwards to sell a movie.

  17. Didn’t expect that to be so Evil Dead or who the Big Bad was gonna be and how Bad they were going to be. Which is surprising as I rinsed all the trailers. Was alright though, plenty of fan service tick boxes to go “yeah I know that thing!”, e.g the TV theme song blast.


    re: woman, they totally sacked off and reversed the character development and nuance of the TV series, where she had accepted her fate in the end, just so that she could go H.A.M. with power in this one. Best/worst bit was making the multiverse expert wait outside so that the men could have a chat.

  18. Elden Ring killed the RB on two controllers.

    Couldn’t hold out and looking for a replacement, except they’ve sold out practically everywhere. Might get an elite series but are they not meant to be even more shoddy in terms of build quality?

  19. 3 hours ago, StumpyJohn said:

    I feel your pain having returned my 7 week old Series X controller a couple of days ago after several days of trying to work out how to initiate the return (I had purchased direct from MS).  As with you my RB failed.  Also one of the reasons I bought the Series X in the first place was that the RB had broken on my out of warranty One X controller.


    MS Xbox support are completely automated as far as I could tell, the phone number that was listed for technical support on their store just put me through to a robot lady and it wouldn't do anything more than text me a link to their virtual assistant.  I'd already given up on said virtual assistant after it repeatedly sent me a link for the warranty replacement form that just led to a 404 page not found and offered me a phone call back service where it always just ended up with an "oops something has gone wrong on our end message".  Utter garbage.

    Eventually after a lot of swearing and googling I found out that you can get a warranty replacement via the devices section on your MS account.  I then registered my controller on it (console had auto-registered so not sure why the packaged controller didn't as well) which allowed me to finally request a replacement.  Just to really fuck me off a bit more the turnaround is 12-14 days but I could have paid almost £20 to expedite it down to 5.  Utter shithawks!

    yeah getting in touch with support is a nightmare. Two controllers waiting to be replaced so no Xbox for a month as I won’t be F’d to buy another one.

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