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  1. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    These are my thoughts too really, though I suppose you can only ever be anecdotal about it. 'Unit' and 'beast' have always seemed interchangeably used to me, irrespective of race. Joel Lynch was always 'a unit' while last season Laurent Depoitre was 'a beast' (this season he's been more 'overweight, undermotivated League 2 clogger' but c'est la vie.) There's maybe something in it, sometimes, but I always worry about debatable examples like that because to me they seem to give unnecessary ammunition to the fucking anti-'PC Brigade' brigade. What HAS always bothered me though is the assumption that black players 'don't have a football brain' until they prove otherwise because that's always seemed loaded with the idea that they don't have a brain in general. That's been a thing for as long I can remember following football, so 25 years at least and probably much longer. With white players it's always the other way around, they're assumed to have one until they prove they have poor positioning or decision-making or whatever but even then it's a phrase you very rarely hear used to describe them.
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    Like I say I haven't played it in too long and was only really learning the basics anyway but the M2 version kind of has a nice progression built into it. The extra modes are easy whilst still being fun and allow you to start to get a feel for the different ships and which ones you might prefer, earning a few trophies as a pat on the back while you're at it. Then you unlock extra credits as you play more a la Gradius V which I guess is an attempt at a happy medium between credit feeding and sticking to just the one. Once I've unlocked free play I'll be feeding all the way to try to get a feel for the thing as a whole. One other pro of credit feeding I forgot to mention is it least gives you a vague idea of whether the rest of the game would be fun/manageable straight off the bat before you've already invested loads of time. One run of DDP Resurrection was enough to tell me that I didn't like the game enough to put in the effort to learn that bloody laser stage.
  3. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    In the spirit of what everyone done I've condensed his analysis to make it digestible for the players. Do what? It.
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    Your shameful gaming secrets

    Using nothing but jump-in heavy kicks, sweeps and throws is playing The World Warrior properly.
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    Credit feeding works for me. Otherwise your time investment is massively weighted towards the earlier stages when really it's the later ones that logically require more practice. Doing it the other way that 'Oh shit I haven't got this far before!' adrenaline rush generally just sees me crash and burn comically. Maybe it's a bit cold and clinical looking at things in terms of maximising your time investment but with so much stuff out these days it kind of feels like a necessary evil. Really need to get back into Garegga, though I'll have fogotten what little bits I'd picked up by now
  6. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Not ashamed to say I shed a couple of tears yesterday and Wagner's message has ruined me again. He's looked more and more worn down since the promotion and apparently said he needed a rest in the summer. If that's the case it was obviously a mistake (if an understandable one) not to end it there, both for his own mental health and for the club. I suppose the pressure of managing an unfashionable Championship club with a £12m turnover is a pretty different proposition to feeling responsible for a name suddenly known around the world, with a £200m turnover and in the full glare of the media spotlight. He walked away from football before to become a teacher so it'll be interesting to see where he goes from here after he's recharged his batteries and got some love for the game back. You could see that dissipating in him week by week in the Premier League. Whoever comes in will have a very difficult job following what he achieved for us on the field but the connection between the manager, players and fans from the first couple of years in particular will likely never be repeated. He came in having not even heard of us and just 'got' the place and the people instantly. He was someone we could be proud of as the face of our club. To me that was far bigger than the promotion and initial survival. And it's the measure of the man that despite obviously struggling, he managed to cling on just long enough to ensure that Steve Bruce is out of the running to replace him.
  7. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Wagner gone by mutual consent. Dean Hoyle: “I’d like to begin by thanking David for all he has achieved at Huddersfield Town over the last three-and-a-half years. Under his stewardship, we’ve achieved things on the football pitch that surpass anything in modern memory, and that have gone well beyond my wildest expectations as Chairman and as a fan. Under David’s management, we took this Club to the highest position it has held in almost 50 years and created memories that will last forever. His achievements will rightly put him up there in Huddersfield Town history alongside great names like Herbert Chapman and Mick Buxton; legendary managers who changed the face of this Club. As I had said previously, I had no intention of sacking David this season. Subsequently David – being the great man he is – came to us and made it clear that he needs a break from the rigours of football management. We discussed making that change immediately, but he also made it clear that he would give his all for the rest of this season before departing in the summer if we preferred. After a long discussion we all felt that David staying at the Club until the end of the season was best, but we’ve kept discussions open and we all now feel that the time is right to part ways. I know the term ‘mutual consent’ is often a byword for the manager being sacked in professional football, but this is a truly joint decision. David has a real, genuine love for this Club and, like me, his foremost concern in our talks has been to establish what is best for Huddersfield Town. I cannot thank David enough for what he has achieved. Along with his family, he will always be a friend to me and Huddersfield Town.”
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    Have you ever found a game too hard?

    Yeah, this was my first thought too. Not knowing that you could manipulate the force pod in R-Type was a good one. Probably loads of arcade games too if not one-crediting them counts as finding them too hard. Home console/PC type games from the past 25 or so years though.. I can't remember sacking something off specifically because it was too difficult, I think I can get through most things if I have a mind to (like Cuphead) but sometimes I'll run out of steam or realise I'm not particularly having fun anymore. Contra: Shattered Soldier back in the PS2 days springs to mind, I was making solid progress on the one credit run but lost motivation and got bored of repeating the early stages. Something like Cuphead is way more forgiving to me since it's all broken up into pretty small chunks.
  9. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Mike Ashley is a terrible owner. Rafael Benitez is a good manager. Benitez has an incredible talent for self-promotion which large sections of the media love to lap up, either in itself or because they know anti-Ashley stories bring in the views. All of these things can be true at the same time. Yeah, they sold some big players when they went down but they went down with a pretty good squad on paper and spent a hell of a lot replacing them in Championship terms. Newcastle had a relatively OK lower half top flight setup in the division below, with a top ten Premier League wage bill. They paid out almost double Huddersfield and Brighton's wage bills combined in the year all three were promoted. He did well to keep them up (since staying up is an achievement for half the league) but his more impressive trick was to get so many people on board with the idea that it was some sort of miracle based purely on financing. A good few other managers did just as well (or better) in their own circumstances but didn't receive anything like the same level of fawning. As much as he might complain, he knows he's on to a good thing there which I imagine is why he hasn't left. He can pick up a nice, secure wage knowing that he's going to come out of that job alright no matter what.
  10. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Especially since United have only just suffered through much more than The 120 Days of Jose.
  11. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    The signs were always there, he really didn't like it when Boothy went to Latvia that time.
  12. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Alright, fuck Neil Warnock. Always hated him.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake

    This is fantastic but I think the wave of first-person horror games over the past few years must've rendered me totally incapable of shitting myself when I can see my character on the screen. After things like Alien Isolation, PT and Resi 7 this feels like a fast-paced action romp, which is obviously no bad thing at all. Maybe I should test this by playing Project Zero again since I had to go through that entirely in daylight after the first few hours way back when. It runs really well on both the Pro and on my GTX 1060 (at 1080p), only slight frame drops in the reception room and minor boosts to image quality (mostly anti-aliasing) in favour of the latter. Think I'll get it on PS4 though as it just feels right on a Sony system. I don't have anything HDR capable but found it pretty washed out even without it. I used the default settings on PS4 and manually adjusted them on PC but it didn't look anywhere near dark enough on either so I'm hoping being a bit more extreme might sort it out. The default brightness tends to be perfect in most games but I had to turn it way down in Monster Hunter too.
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    Can you identify this band/album?

    Slight shot in the dark - Handsome Boy Modeling School?
  15. Rsdio

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Yeah, that's us pretty much! Not bad in the first two thirds of the pitch but pretty clueless in the final one and especially so now no-one has any confidence left. The penalty would've been on the soft side, no doubt, but we get that soft penalty maybe once out of ten if we're lucky and at the other end it's probably given half the time (more if it's a top six club). That's what starts to get to you but no doubt you'll be having a bit of that yourselves this season. Particularly odd that Mason gave it and didn't seem to have much of a doubt in his mind until he was harangued into talking to the linesman (who had a worse view) by the Cardiff players. People are suggesting it was overturned due to a previous foul by our player, yet there wasn't a free-kick given either way. I can't help but wonder how much the shout you had first half played into his thinking. Now we're almost definitely gone I'd really like to see Warnock keep you up. He's a knobhead but I think most people who've seen him do well for their club retain a soft spot for him and I've always found it quite sad how he's been a bit hard done to in the top flight.

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