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  1. Since picking up a Chromecast with Google TV, I've discovered a fun (very stupid) wrinkle with Oculus casting. Which wasn't an issue with the old Chromecast. Basically, the Oculus won't cast on 5GHz, only 2.4. So I've set up two separate wifi networks. I also need to switch back to 5GHz if I want smooth movie streaming in Skybox. A bit annoying, but the workaround is fine.
  2. I'm not definite, but I'd heard that GOTG3 was going to be non-chronological and feature the adventures of Thor and the Gang. Though obviously that messes with the idea of any real peril for the team, but don't most of these?
  3. My old LG TV has this as an option for split screen games. Never actually tried it out, but it sounds like a sensible use case.
  4. I think they made them denim in Smash Bros a long old while back. Can't remember if that translated to the main games.
  5. Wakanda Forever Forever isn't kidding, as it's a long 2h45. But it dealt with the sentimental stuff about Chadwick Boseman pretty well, feeling poignant rather than exploitative. Though I'm sure it'll age the film. It's got its high points, largely in the representation. The fact that you go an hour before you even notice that there's nary a white actor in it. So they nailed that aspect, as it feels complete without feeling too tokenistic. Although the franchise does very much feel like Marvel's community service, and I hope they don't keep the progressive representation contained to it. Overall it can be a bit loud and forgettable, and took forever to get from A to B, but I'm basically glad I saw it. Also 3/5
  6. Legacy of Canine: Soul Retriever
  7. Well, after taking a couple of months off, I came back and hustled from lv46 to 52. By this point, I was enjoying the side quests that I simply didn't have the bandwidth for previously. Plus, I wish someone had told me about the XP goldmine that is the Bounty Board. Due to a coincidence of two high-value bounties wanting the same conditions, I made 160k XP in bout 5 minutes. I've now swept up everything I think I'm likely to. Atlantis done, Cult done, obvs main story done, and it's been largely brilliant. Just so, so expansive and all-consuming. I also think that Ubi wildly overestimate how much fun it is to fire literally hundreds of arrows into one enemy over 15 minutes. Which is why I did none of the big hunt missions - they're just so drawn out and dreary. @Stu What was the mind-blowing thing? I don't think I missed anything...
  8. If you've tried re-syncing in the app, I'm not sure what else could be wrong. Does it locate anything when you search for it in app?
  9. I thought the Stormzy one was fine. Nothing groundbreaking, all light stuff on the surface and an interview that wouldn't be out of place on a sunday teatime. The Dench one was amazing though. She just engenders so much emotion with every story and mannerism. Louis responded well enough, but she was captivating and heartbreaking. I didn't think he handled the Weinstein thing particularly well, as she'd defended him before and the conclusion was neither new nor useful. That said, it would've been hard to pursue a tough line of questioning against someone so simultaneously likeable and frail. This series doesn't seem like it'll be great, but I 100% recommend the Judi Dench ep. I'd watch a whole series with her.
  10. To be fair, saying that you'll only donate to a worthy cause if conditions are met is also the sort of diversionary shite you'd expect from the Mail. Fortunatley he didn't mean it. I think it's achieved its purpose, and Lycett's earned a lot of goodwill over the years anyway.
  11. You would hope he's just donated it anyway, since he's had much more than 10k in publicity.
  12. I'd go with the latter. There's just no point to go wired unless you have a shocking WiFi setup. I'd also say try Oculus' own free solution before picking up Virtual Desktop, just in case. I use Virtual Desktop, but I bought it before there was an official option.
  13. I'm a big fan of the point and click style games from Rusty Lake and Glitch Games. The Room series by Fireproof are also excellent, if you've never played them. Cottongame, makers of Isoland, do some really cute puzzle adventures too.
  14. Call your local Costco with the code. It was sold out on the site for me, but they just told me they were getting some in a couple of days later.
  15. I can now be an air fryer bore too! Bagged this one from Costco today for about 45 quid: https://www.costco.co.uk/Appliances/Small-Kitchen-Appliances/Cooking-Specialty/Gourmia-67L-Digital-Air-Fryer/p/6487 It's 6.7L, and has been pretty impressive with the few things I've thrown at it.
  16. For the super cool people like me, rejoice for it is new Walkabout course day. Myst this time, purportedly with interactive puzzley elements.
  17. It looks great, but that minimal HUD will be vom city for me.
  18. I was a big fan of Rumble's fireworks in the cage, but he seemed like a less than pleasant dude outside of it in regards to DV and general misogyny. Some sites are saying it was a long battle with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I hope everyone involved in his occasionally sad story finds some peace. In his prime, he was likely the scariest man in the sport.
  19. I hope he's spouting more totally-not-racist theories about how Aliens must have carried out ancient engineering. Because obviously non-white people couldn't have achieved such feats!
  20. Hacks Honestly, I fucking loved season 1 of Hacks. TV has a certain squeamishness about female relationships, and this tackled it head on. It's whip-smart, contemporary, and kind. Jean Smart is revelatory, and Hannah Einbinder plays the ingenue perfectly. I didn't even know a second season had been commissioned until this week. Chewed up in no time at all. It's a beautiful show and I hope more people get to see it. It not only left me misty-eyed, it perfectly skewered the kind of media that tried so hard to make those artficial moments. 4/5
  21. I got to have an hour on Iron Man on the Quest last weekend, and it's the real deal. A PS4 game from a couple of years ago is top tier today. The substance of a proper game with unlockables, loadouts and replayable challenges. Better still, as someone sentivie to VR motion sickness, I was flying around like a loon without any ill effects. I know that it sounds ridiculous, but when you're holding one hand behind you to fire a thruster, whilst blasting enemies with the other hand, you really do feel like Iron Man. It's an idealsuperhero implementation. Especially since I suspect it's the suit's HUD that mitigates nausea. I think it's about £30, but I'm tempted. And I can't wait to see what the next iteration of this is.
  22. Made for Love S2 I loved the first series, as a Black Mirror-adjacent tale of a Jobs/Zuck type in their isolated, futuristic world. The cast were great (Billy Magnussen, Christina Miloti, Patti Harrison) and it was always quite light, if not always coherent. Didn't even know there was a season 2 til last week, but I rushed through it. It's fine. Fun to revisit the cast and locations, but I was fairly tuned out by the time it finished. And utterly do not care what happens next. S1 - 3.5/5 S2 - 2/5 Never Have I Ever Written by Mindy Kaling, I came to think of this as a US version of Sex Education. It's a sweet, modern interpretation of teenage life that doesn't rely on old fashioned tropes of good and bad kids. Easy watching, and very tactful with its representation - the principal character is an Indian-American teenager, which is fairly rare. Recommended entirely for hangover days or similar. 4/5
  23. Not to mention it's a console with a touchscreen and a pointer for the big screen.
  24. I'm pretty sure that's just a harder mode for extra puzzles. This stuff about clickable elements being highlighted before you go pixel-hunting sounds like a baaaad way to play.
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