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  1. Agree with the last two posts. Decent new single, though the EP from February was utter mince, which didn't surprise me, as I have a Google Music playlist of everything good that PSB have done since Behaviour, and it's 13 songs long. My other 80s pop obsessions, Erasure, never quite reached the heights of PSB, but have been far more consistent over more than three decades. That BBC4 thing tonight will just have to do for me, as I almost choked on my tea when I saw the ticket prices.
  2. If there's no challenge, it's not a game. Just watch a playthrough on Twitch or YouTube, or read the story description on Wikipedia if that's all you want from a game.
  3. As much as I would love to see the lads at least once in my life (especially on a "greatest hits" tour where they'll presumably be sticking mainly to the 80s/90s stuff) I'll only be going if I don't need to take binoculars with me.
  4. The Kindergarten Teacher 3/5 Decent tale of a lady having a midlife crisis that gets a bit out of control. Maggie Gyllenhaal puts in a very good turn. Ends quite abruptly. Trailer almost told the whole story.
  5. I enjoyed this. I was waiting for some kind of but I guess there was no need for that. Some of the voiceover bit near the end, painstakingly detailing the movements from restaurant to restaurant, etc, seemed a bit pointless. I almost tuned out there. Conversely, I thought the scene with the kid was fine! And it added a lot to what came after it. 8/10
  6. A couple of years ago I randomly saw a YouTube video of Carly Simon (you know, the "You're So Vain" lady) singing a song called "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" at a concert. Since then, I've been listening almost non-stop to her albums ... mainly the 70s ones, though, cos she went a bit meh later on. When her best album came out, I was 0.6 years old ... a bit too young to sweep her off her feet and get married to her, sadly. Oh well, another missed opportunity ...
  7. I laughed, I cried, I sat forward in my seat and shouted at the screen ... it got me in all sorts of ways. Brill.
  8. 8. You can disable that. There's an option in UI. Good luck finding it.
  9. Well placed advert in the middle of that article:
  10. peeveen

    Gaming Luddism

    43 yr old gamer here, and I find myself looking for more "immediate" videogaming options to play in my precious spare time. There are too many games, and most of them are too long. Even if I disregard all the AAA map-clearing second-job nonsense that I have little-to-no interest in, the indie scene is overcrowded with decent looking stuff. Actually choosing a game to play from the hundreds that have accumulated in my online library (xbox gwg, games pass, steam) is a task in itself. There have been times I've sat down, scrolled through lists, started reading some reviews of possible things to play, watched some youtube gameplay vids, and then before I know it the best part of an hour has passed, so I just fire up MAME and try to beat my Time Pilot score or something. Even when I do decide upon something, I get a sudden lethargy knowing that I then have to wait for it to install and then probably play through a tutorial (one of my real bugbears about modern gaming: remember when you'd read about the controls in the manual, and get dropped into the action right away?)
  11. Good point. Of those that haven't been given away already, there must only be a subset of them for which they can get agreement from the publisher to "give away" with Gold. I think GwG's days are numbered anyway, with Game Pass being the new kid in town. I imagine at some point it'll become impossible to get Xbox Live Gold WITHOUT some form of Game Pass being included, or vice versa.
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