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Roboplegic Wrongcock

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  1. This is more of a 'dramedy' than either of the first two films. A few laughs but my gawd does it sag at times.

    Nick Frost was great. Simon Pegg's character is supposed to be a selfish cock so he nailed that. You go from pity to what an idiot this guy is.

    The ending brought the film to it's knees imo. Luckily the last 5 mins pulls it around. Hot Fuzz was a lot more breezy than this, maybe playing with the tropes of cops movies lent itself to the fun of that movie.

  2. Do you really think it's going to be that noticeable? Have you seen any One footage yet? I thought everything they've shown so far was from PS4.

    I'm probably going to be getting a PS4 to play it on, but I'm still not convinced there'll be much difference between versions. But, who knows? You seem to have already made your mind up, but I'm still open to seeing how it plays out. There's still a long way to go before launch.

    I thought Destiny not being shown on the Xbox One yet was down to some sort of marketing deal that Sony looks like it has with Acti and Bungie.

    Although Bungie has to be careful here to not be seen playing favorites so early, especially with what is at the end of the day a third party game. If people get the impression that you're not making the effort on one version over another you'll crash and burn. Not a good thing especially when you want to launch a new expensive IP with no doubt sequels in mind as well.

  3. Note that Microsoft have been quite careful to not show this so far; we've only seen the more primitive "watch ESPN" stuff, where the user names a TV channel. I agree it's quite logical for Microsoft to add, and you'd hope it would appear, but it's probably not a coincidence that we haven't seen more sophisticated tasks like searching for programmes. Perhaps it doesn't work that well, or perhaps understanding show names (with their frequent non-dictionary words) is a challenge too far for the voice recognition. Certainly, Siri struggles a lot (memorable, it was totally incapable of finding me any show times for 'Skyfall').My Logitech Harmony disagrees; it's pretty much perfect and one of my favourite ever gadgets.

    Kinect already allows you to search for TV programmes with voice already.

    It does get confused sometimes but a majority it found with no problem at all, if they were available on any of the TV apps.

  4. State of Decay has kind of raised the bar in terms of how vehicles should behave in a persistent world i.e they stay where you left them. Admittedly it's on a much smaller scale than probably even GTA3, zombies can't drive, and it would probably take way more RAM than current consoles have to pull it off on a GTA scale. But who knows what the new consoles will be like? They might at least be able to make it so that vehicles are more persistent in the current island / area that you're in, so if you're just running about doing local stuff like dating or going to the bar to play pool, it will at least have the illusion of greater persistence.

    Oh yes, I forgot about that.

    Yeah, that's pretty much what I mean by a working economy, of sorts. Just something simple like that, and everything not costing the same wherever you go.

    I think in certain situations that would work. I like the idea that if you park somewhere properly they should remain, but if you left a car in the middle of the road. it should be taken to the pound and you have to go and pay to get it back.

  5. Neil Clough came off as a pathological mentalist. He's just an empty shell that has no purpose other than to win, though not for any actual reason beyond victory. Presumably to make his dead dad love him or something. He's got serious problems.

    His awful,awful beard should have been the first sign.

    Him talking about letting his family down sounded like he was going home to kill them all and then himself for failing.

  6. It's definitely going to lose to Grownups 2 in the states. The trailer for GU2 came on yesterday in the cinema and the crowd ate it up. I can see the yanks loving it even more.

    Over here Pacific Rim goes up against Monsters University. I'll be seeing both but I cannot see families missing out on MU. Especially on it's first weekend.

    The marketing so far for PR is interesting. I was talking to my wife about it as we were leaving the cinema and saw the fantastic giant cardboard stands for Pacific Rim in the foyer with the mechs from each country highlighted.

    The lack of human elements highlighted in the trailer I saw is very obvious. Maybe they change that up in the new ones But I'm on blackout. I was telling her about that Batman Begins ad that built up the relationship between Rachel and Bruce, cheesy as hell but something that PR could do with.


  7. I like the fact that if I want to piss about and explore the sandbox for a while like in DR2:Off The Record I can and of course the game still contains nightmare mode. So those who want the time pressure and mission rush gameplay of old can do so.

    To wit, Capcom's goal has been to make zombies the main threat in the game, rather than time pressure, and its doing so by removing the timer and adding auto-saves. The company does seem aware, however, that this is against the grain of the series' history, and as such a "Nightmare" mode will be available for those that want something a little more classic.

    "No auto-saves; clock is ticking; we'll fail your ass if you don't make it to the next mission in time. It works just like old Dead Risings – so if you're a Dead Rising fan and you want a sadistic experience, you can totally do that."


  8. The industry, like any other is all based on money of course, but MS has relied over the years on throwing around cash for exclusives or exclusive timed content rather than building on their own first party studios. They seem to basically buy their content rather than nurture it and get people to step in when the original devs are worn out (Halo/GoW).

    We may keep getting stuff like call of duty/fallout dlc late on the PS4, but you'll also get constant first party support from Sony's own studios throughout the life of the console. The PS3 had a rough ride early on and it still kept up the support as it recovered.

    I think MS is finally getting it's first party in order.

    I mean I'm sure they could have brought companies but then see a talent drain afterwards. It's been better for them to build them from the ground up with people who actually want to work with you.

    Looks like they have a few teams now working on interesting stuff.

  9. Well in terms of console choice, one part of your name is correct ;)

    Very good.

    In the end it's come down to the games for me. No point posturing about getting a PS4 for now when it won't have anything exclusive I particularity want to play at launch.

    I will get a PS4 at some point though. Just not this year.

  10. I do think MS will soften certain parts of their plans before launch.

    In other news I pre ordered my Xbox One yesterday along with DR3. Then my darling wife said she'll get me one for Christmas as long as I promise not to open it before then.

    Result. ^_^

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