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  1. Didn't realise that this was current gen only. Excellent; hope they take full advantage. I wonder how many force abilities he will have conveniently forgotten at the beginning of the game. Obviously, they will include some kind of progression, but it'd be nice not to have a near full reset at the start. The last game improved steadily the more powers you got.
  2. Sure, but it's like Games Of Thrones, having to pick a point to stop before it all begins to fall apart. The end of Dexter season 4 seems like a particularly tough point to call it a day too! Admittedly, some of Dexter is more self-contained, especially the first season, but it's still a similar problem. My memory of watching it originally has season 3 as already a pretty major dip, followed by a brief return to form thanks to Lithgow, and then it was downhill all the way. The very bottom of that slope is entirely secondhand, of course.
  3. hmm


    You can return them for a refund if you can't go, as long as it's at least 24h in advance. It's not like they're going to have trouble reselling them!
  4. The later seasons of Dexter were so terrible that I've never felt tempted to go back and revisit the early season(s) so my recollections are fairly distant at this point. However, was it really always ridiculous? It felt to me that was only true later on and especially during the rapid descent into self-parody during later seasons. It was definitely laced with black humour even from the start but that's not the same thing at all.
  5. What ages? We watched the first episode last night and it seemed a little too violent and unsuitable for ours (e.g. quite graphic and lingering depictions of a broken neck and deep claw slashes). What did you think overall about the subject matter?
  6. Is that correct? I thought it was to address yield issues, which is also why only 7 are enabled. Or did the yield issues come about afterwards?
  7. They've just waited until he's been charged, no?
  8. A return to the good old days of title cards?
  9. Bargain! https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jan/24/everton-for-sale-farhad-moshiri-asking-price-more-than-500m
  10. Gave Fallout 76 a quick spin earlier and... wow. If that's come on leaps and bounds since the launch then I can barely imagine what it must have been like then. I don't know whether or not it's supposed to be PS5 enhanced in any way but it's ugly as sin, runs at about 20 fps, and the opening hour seems to mostly be trudging around an empty landscape. And a weirdly picturesque, unspoilt landscape by usual Fallout standards, it has to be said. I had no intention of playing it for any major length of time anyway, as I have absolutely no desire to be drawn into another MM(?)ORPG, but I did plan to check it out for a few hours over a few nights, rather than promptly deleting it again. Ah well. At least I managed to 'purchase' Fallen Order in the end, and my daughter is enjoying that. She is nowhere near old enough, according to the age rating, but I struggle to see how it's a 16 when the violence is broadly on a par with the original U-rated films.
  11. Though actually, interestingly, effectively that's already true. Since at least 2020, the pay for England international appearances has been equal for men and women (about £2k per match). However, all of the men let this be donated to the FA charity, and have done for decades, whereas at least some of the women choose to receive the payments. Of course, such trifling payments are entirely meaningless to the men in the first place. More equality is always a good thing but it's worth looking at it in perspective.
  12. If you're rewarding performance, you could certainly make a case that the English women should be paid more than the men.
  13. Couldn't really care less either way re. spores but it does seem like an unnecessary decision if it's mainly from a 'our stars can't wear a mask all the time' POV. In my recollection, Joel spends the minority of the action sequences in a mask anyway, let alone the game as a whole. The spores only occupied specific areas of levels and most of the time exploring and fighting was spent unobscured. It seems like a slight missed opportunity if there are none at all; having the characters navigate through some of the cramped underground spaces that the game filled with spores would surely give them a bunch of tense, claustrophobic scenes practically for free.
  14. Oh, that's annoying. I played Fallen Order via the free PS4 to 5 upgrade and that version is in my library. However, it requires the original PS4 disk in the drive to play, which I no longer have. Because I 'own' that version, PSN apparently won't let me download the version available on PS+, even though it is actually different. Any way around this, besides rolling the dice with PS customer service?
  15. Over what distance? That's faster than Bolt's 100m record...
  16. Seems ok to me. Come up with a long base word and then modify it to be as long as it can be. But there are probably several words containing today's letters, e.g. I came up with I guess it is true that if you come up with a good one, you can cheat your total score a bit using variations - e.g. - but I think that the main challenge is in the percentage anyway. I usually do one word game a day out of Wordle and Waffle, before moving on to Framed etc., and this slots nicely into that rotation.
  17. Wasn't it just a further indication of him not exactly being the genius that was believed, plus probably a further swipe at Musk, his appearance on Rogan, etc.?
  18. Not even remotely horror. Fun though.
  19. Didn't realise his age. You're quite possibly right then, sadly. Cisse did entirely recover, in very quick time, but he certainly had youth on his side. (I don't think those injuries ultimately had a very major influence on his career at Liverpool or beyond, not in comparison to his limitations and off-field antics.)
  20. Cisse did that to both legs, two years apart, and kept on trucking.
  21. My plan is to skip Yellowstone and go straight to 1883. It stands alone, from what I understand, is a far smaller commitment, and has more consistent reviews. Might want to consider that, if you've already ruled out YS but want something in the genre. (Presumably, you already have, but make sure you watch The English too.)
  22. No sign of any GIFs of Martinez's dancing celebration after he Jedi-mind-tricked the French player into missing? I think they replayed it in slo-mo about 3 times during the coverage and it had us falling about every time.
  23. After Royal Mail finally turned up with my rental copy - several weeks after posting! - I can't say this has made the best first impression, besides the character creator. It looks rough as hell, regardless of graphics mode, and the early cutscenes and tutorial mission look and feel like something from at least a couple of generations back. The default control setup is horrible and the combat is so crude. I think most of this will drop by the wayside once I'm out in the open world but why on earth start out showcasing the least appealing aspects of your game? Obviously, I'm not going to give up on it so soon, but it's not exactly trying to make itself likeable so far.
  24. At least half of those haven't done stand up in literally decades! I would like to see several of them though, admittedly.
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