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  1. Citation needed. Unless this is meant ironically, given the obvious irony.
  2. Eh, more like both of them - and many others - taking from a certain John Carpenter conceit.
  3. 8pm tonight then for VoG. Wait a minute - what raid thing? You can still catch up on all the story - just read all the lore books. It's the radical new way of storytelling Bungie has developed this year. Except you can't unlock the lore books if the content isn't there to unlock them. That's the new part, and it's a vast improvement on the old system of having to unlock lore books that you can still unlock and having to read them on the internet or listening to Bamf's videos while biting down hard on something.
  4. As the world's foremost authority on Destiny lore - alongside, arguably, my esteemed but curiously absent colleague Mr Mordha O'Lastwordahan, Emeritus Professor of Lost Sectors at Queen's University of Limerick School of Weapon Naming Conventions - I have to say, this season's weekly soap opera story string is the purest shite. Especially the fucking birds, and hyper-especially the fucking animated birds, so don't bother; I think the internet might be somewhat prone to exaggeration. Yours sincerely, Probably Savathûn, after all who isn't.
  5. It's got Tom Waits in it. That's all you need to know.
  6. The reason I liked it is nothing to do with 'the industry' or being an auteur really. It's more to do with it feeling like a reasonably authentic voice of someone who was from a minority background and suffered from terrible discrimination, and was ambitious, and also a prick, and the language of its telling seems to fit all that. It just feels like a well-told tale of a life and a place in time, and the emotions feel relatively honestly portrayed. The guy could have been a car salesman and it might have had the same draw. Which is why I liked it as a 'games industry' thing. It normalises games because it's about everything else; the detail about how he wanted to cross-compile code is just incidental to the human stuff. Which is why it'd also be good as a TV thing. No fucker cares about programming for a C64, or how the industry grew. The young lad cracking after years of abuse and walking out of his house onto the estate to tell a bunch of bullies how he feels? That could definitely work, especially allied to his self-confessed arrogance.
  7. Aye, that's a really well-told story. The bit about the temporarily-'stolen' cups - fuck me.
  8. It's actually not. I must have seen at least ten dozen action films that have better-directed action sequences. Everything seemed derivative of something else, but done less well. Action scenes aside, the 'substance' was dully familiar, fly-blown. Sorry! Don't often post about films these days. And particularly don't really want to shit on other people's enjoyment. (The Marvel threads, for example, would be a wail of a time for all concerned if I did. No-one wants that if they like a thing.) But I've read so much about how good this is, including here, having rented this I really wanted to put a caveat emptor in here somewhere, in case others like me get suckered in. And I think it's a pretty big caveat, or set of caveats. YMMV.
  9. Well, I thought this was witless, barely-formed, derivative tripe. Just cynically xeroxing stuff that's been done better so many times before and making it less convincing, less engaging, and less coherent. And making it cheaper. Pure product of the Ratners sort; not even a good action film at the most basic level. I quite like Odenkirk, but for anyone on the fence about spending real cash or time on this, if you're not allergic to what I occasionally post about films, don't bother. Shoutout to @Hulot and @lordcookie. Hope you're both ok.
  10. Aye, that'd work better for the PS guys if Weavus has the kit. We always have the discord as a fallback I guess.
  11. Well obv we can pop in to each others' games as we did the other day, but PS5 <> PC comms is the issue. There is a clan discord server I set up years ago but tbh we've never used it. As was said above, it'll be a bit shaky on PlayStation as you'd have to have comms through the computer and game audio through... whatever. But it'd be ok in a pinch I guess. I'll let you have the details. Bungie intended to have in-game comms sorted for crossplay launch but had to pull it at the last minute. It's still supposed to come out this season, but I expect it'll be fairly poor quality compared to dedicated chat. Might still be preferable to having two separate devices providing audio though. If it's just a NF or something though, next time I see you on we'll just chuck out an invite. I'll see if we can do discord but failing that we can just crack through the obvious/simple stuff anyway.
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