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  1. 6 hours ago, probotector said:

    Meaningful character development?


    1. They turned Finn into a no body joke character and undid his character development from the first film and turned him into a coward again.


    2. They turned the pilot dude into an idiot. He fucked up every plan, got countless rebels killed, lost the fleet and actively spent the whole film being being annoying. Why he didn’t get executed for this idiocy, I’ll never know.


    3. Leia Poppins 


    4. Turned Luke into I don’t know what.


    5. “Everyone can be force users” - luckily broom boy was quietly forgotten. 

    Film is just awful.


    Not to mention it’s just a more boring episode of Battlestar Galactica stretched out for 2.5hrs with a joke side story in a casino.


    the pilot dude was an idiot: disrespected the chain of command, and people who’ve been there, done that, won the wars simply because he was male.


    the idea of the force being “special” had been taken away in the prequels. There’s no reason why there’s only a few force users in the universe, given how many Jedi and Sith there used to be.

    Similarly there’s no reason why the force is a male only thing, or why Leia couldn’t have latent powers. Perhaps she’s been unconsciously using them to lead the rebellion/republic for donkeys years. Perhaps all charismatic leaders do in the Star Wars universe.


    luke was fine.

    you can have Finn.

  2. 18 minutes ago, footle said:

    Bought returnal. 21GB patch.

    Downloading at 60Mbits on a 1Gbits connection.
    Requires double the download space free on disk to allow for “copying”. 

    won’t simultaneously download something else while copying.


    I can’t believe people praised this OS a year ago. Or that it remains like this.

    sound is good though. and the control seems tight.

  3. Bought returnal. 21GB patch.

    Downloading at 60Mbits on a 1Gbits connection.
    Requires double the download space free on disk to allow for “copying”. 

    won’t simultaneously download something else while copying.


    I can’t believe people praised this OS a year ago. Or that it remains like this.

  4. I’m pretty sure, 7 episodes in, that Swagger is shitting all over everything else I’m watching at the moment.


    The wheel of time (expected, it’s pulp fiction) morning show (expected, only elevated by the case), Hawkeye (expected, though I’m enjoying it), Succession (wtf - not expected at all, and episode to episode it’s probably better).


    Though it only really has taken properly off in Episode 7. But hell, it’s one great episode.

  5. 1 hour ago, krenzler said:

    So is the Lennon/McCartney songwriting credit just something automated contract-wise? - Lennon seemingly just being there in the later years? 


    Not being smart here, could be I'm just reading the situation wrong as I'm by no means a Beatles expert.

    most of the way through. There are a load of songs where it’s obvious which one wrote it, then others where they disagreed about who wrote what. Occasionally there’s a one or another song which you think must be by one or another, and it’s actually by the other.

  6. 3 hours ago, monkeydog said:

    I may have missed it, but didn't really understand what was going on with the


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    landlady.  It gave back story on her want to leave town and listening to all the conversations etc. I didn't really get how she was a swordswoman or how she got in touch with the faceless thingy.  Her motivation came out just before she was stabbed, so it all felt quite disjointed.


    all it is telling you, and rand/Matt, is anyone can 


    Be a darkfriend

    They don’t really have a clear signal.

  7. In addition to those already mentioned:

    - I’m not sure The Outer Wilds could have been released in 2011 and worked: insufficient memory?

    - I’m sure that the majority of the systems that build up the world in Red Dead 2 couldn’t have existed on the 360/PS3, if only because Red Dead 1 exists. But also memory.

    - And No Man’s Sky’s procedural generation is a few cuts above; and a few cuts above where it was in 2015 (or whenever it released) as well.


  8. 9 hours ago, Ry said:

    Watched episode 2 and 3. Better than that first episode. I mean it's ok, nothing special. At times I'm thinking I'm watching a CBBC young adult show. 


    The young lead actor with the red hair is atrocious though. Why they cast him is beyond me. 

    it may help his characterisation if he’s terrible to begin with. If he does end up being truly awful it’ll doom the show: it’s probably the single hardest part to play.

  9. 1 hour ago, MattyP said:

    Agree on GamePass... I do wonder if the "gold conversion trick" wasn't available and people hadn't loaded up for the 3 years on cheap gamepass how many people would actually subscribe at the RRP? It is insane value for money though. For me the Gold trick was the icing on the cake.


    Subscribe from the start at RRP? Not that many.


    Re-subscribe once they're in, and it's changed the way they play/sample games?

    Most? (That's MS bet anyway, particularly if you play on PC & Xbox and would buy Gold anyway).

  10. 1 hour ago, Scribblor said:

    I'll be interested in what happens in episodes 2 and 3 then, because episode 1 was duller than Foundation, the acting was far worse, the direction was muddled, the writing was clunky, the worldbuilding perfunctory, and it looked very cheap in comparison. 


    have you watched episode three of foundation?!

  11. Tick tick boom - I’m ten minutes in and realise I’ve never really seen Andrew Garfield have to show more than one emotion before.


    very heavily staged, and fairly frenetic editing.

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