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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by IndigoPrime on Today at 11:34:00 am »
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Eh?
I thought Football Crazy was abysmal last time I read it. A real low-point.

Up to the end of Play it Again, Sam is 221 pages
I was under the impression there were only two Robo-Hunter books, not three. Still, as Hachette has already said the Hogan run will not be included, it'll be interesting to see what will be. (I'd much sooner have those – and in colour – than Samantha Slade.)
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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Last post by manwithnoname on Today at 11:33:57 am »
TPM in 4th spot?

Have to say I’m just a little surprised.

Ah RotJ isn't that bad.

 ;)

I like Return Of The Jedi. Rounded the trilogy off perfectly. Yeah, there's issues with it, but after the grimness of the previous chapter, I think a bit of happiness and light was justified.

Mind you, I was about 12 or 13 when I watched it for the first time.
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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by manwithnoname on Today at 11:30:01 am »
The biggest boon not owning a tv brings to my life is the absence of adverts - some of which are probably for Spa Wars (which I never heard of until this thread).  When I go to friends' homes now and they have the telly on it feels like an inebriated spectral mendicant is vomiting into my brain.

I don't have an issue with advertising, good advertising can be entertaining and also valuable. It's also an integral part of many content business models; essentially it's either ad-funded or sub-funded.

So ITV vs Netflix

But whatever you choose, the "funded" bit is essential.

The biggest issue with advertising has been exacerbated by digital platforms, with zero quality control, and invasive personal data-led advertising, so you get an avalanche of shitty advertising, in disruptive formats, chasing you around the internet and totally ruining the user experience.

So that's not helping. But good content requires someone, somewhere, somehow to PAY for it. And that's why advertising is important, purely from a commercial POV.

And great advertising can be a good thing, and has a value beyond purely commercial parameters.
But rarer than hen's teeth, admittedly
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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on Today at 11:15:22 am »
So here we are. How does the poster watch Television programmes without a TV?

Wow. It’s like someone’s programmed an algorithm designed to replicate all my least-pleasant posting traits and set it loose on this forum to remind me what an utter arse I can be.

Lesson learned. Can someone switch it off now?
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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 11:07:36 am »
The biggest boon not owning a tv brings to my life is the absence of adverts - some of which are probably for Spa Wars (which I never heard of until this thread).  When I go to friends' homes now and they have the telly on it feels like an inebriated spectral mendicant is vomiting into my brain.

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General / Re: ABC Warriors timeline in light of comments in Fallout
« Last post by Link Prime on Today at 10:52:52 am »
I think the original return to Mars was an attempt to return to the classic days of the Warriors

I recall really enjoying the initial return to Mars arcs, but a new setting would be more than welcome.
The follow-up Mars setting has been in place since Prog 2000 (December 1999)!

I feel that the current story-line is pushing forward somewhat, and anticipate a new direction (and likely new team line-up) by the time it wraps up.
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Dark Jimbo on Today at 10:46:13 am »
I was also a bit surprised to hear Football Crazy was being reprinted, until checking on Barney and seeing it's only 30 pages. Man, that dreck clouded by view of the previous Robo-Hunter reprint.

Eh?

Still, with about 400 pages of classic Robo-Hunter left to collect, what will be omitted? (This assuming the strip gets only two volumes and not three, which would have contained everything and the Hogan run, too.)

Up to the end of Play it Again, Sam is 221 pages (take that away and a second book would be only 139, so it seems pretty certain that's where the book'll be split). The rest of the classic run is 161 pages. You could bulk that up with all Hogan's stories or the majority of the Samantha Slade stuff (minus the final two stories).
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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by manwithnoname on Today at 10:46:00 am »
Must... Resist... Urge... To... Rant...

About what? Stealing content and using illegal streaming sites like Pirate Bay?

It's an interesting discussion, and often very revealing. Perhaps in another thread.

We might need a separate thread for the amazing "Spa Wars" too, which I've never heard of, and have no interest in watching. On my TV.
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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« Last post by Link Prime on Today at 10:42:51 am »
Mario Odyssey deserved it's own thread goddammit, but I'll keep rolling with this one.

Found the Mario Odyssey thread 2 seconds later  :lol:
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