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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 13 January, 2019, 08:06:31 pm »
Did you spot the blatant 2000 AD cameo in issue 04?



Gosh. Went into reading Tempest with such expectations getting to read sci fi stuff. But it seems I have to do with this Bond business. Still enjoy it. Hope there's a killer ending :)

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 13 January, 2019, 07:57:43 pm »
Oddworld: Munch's oddysee
Went in with quite low expectations, but still disapointed. I will forever love Abe's exodus, and had a fantastic time playing Abe's oddysee (as well as New n tasty) and Stranger's wrath. But Munch didn't do it for me. Not even story wise, or atmosphere. Real shame. Clunky gameplay, puzzles are overruled by blasting enemies from some funny angle, and towards the end there are a bunch of moving crates with a crane (which can take up to 20min)... Such a shame.

Regardless. I very much looking forward to Oddworld: Soulstorm (remake of Abe's Exodus, similar to New n tasty, but much grimmer).

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 13 January, 2019, 09:49:17 am »
The ballad of Halo Jones The new coloured version. Never read the story before. Got floored by it. Absolutely amazing in every way. Just wow. So happy I gave Halo a go  :D

Wow its a surprise and delight to realise that some 2000ad fans haven't read Halo Jones yet. So much like with Fox on Spacespinner is lovely to have more folks drawn to its wonder.

Easy to imagine that. For me much of it had to with hearing that they never finished the story. But it didn't bother me one bit finally reading it, especially not since I think it ended perfectly. So happy the book proved me wrong :)

I'm listening to space spinners now. Never listened to them before. Nice talk :)

I read Halo Jones when it was first released in the prog and with the new coloured version the story felt completely new. I can requirement this to any one who was a fan. You can still purchase the original version as well.

Nosenzo did a great job!

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 13 January, 2019, 08:40:53 am »
Did you spot the blatant 2000 AD cameo in issue 04?


Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 13 January, 2019, 08:21:38 am »
The ballad of Halo Jones The new coloured version. Never read the story before. Got floored by it. Absolutely amazing in every way. Just wow. So happy I gave Halo a go  :D

Nice one. It'll be interesting to see what the do with Ballard as it a different scale page countwise. It's either going to carry a hefty price tag or be split?

Looked at the page count for it, and that's an interesting question! How many pages long is it? I've seen it differ from 160 to 250 on amazon.

I'm thinking they'll add a 10 to the price. Hoping for a nice fatty on the shelf :)

Anyone read Mu? Thoughts?

Anyone seen this? Secret rose and Early years coming in March and August.



I feel a reread is imminent, Capricorn up to the upcoming Rose :)

Also. That makes 10 of 12 total? Last two should be The Ballad of the Salty Sea and Mu right?

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 10 January, 2019, 10:32:08 am »
The green lantern #3
Hal is busting god for buying earth, which was stolen in #2, and it goes from there. Simply put, brilliant. The book I look forward to each month now. Shaping up to become a similar book as Morrisons Allstar superman and Azzarello/Chiangs Wonder Woman. Fantastic stories about characters I didnt think Id never get :).

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 09 January, 2019, 08:59:22 pm »
League of extraordinary gentlemen vol 4: The tempest #4
Reads a bit like The black dossier, but through news paper funnies, one pagers and so on. Took a while to get the hang of, but worked well enough. Fun read. Especially the 3D-stuff. Only two issues left now. Looking forward to see how they choose to end things.

Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 09 January, 2019, 06:37:25 pm »
Remember Azzarello saying "I knew it was going to be a shit-storm." about taking part in Before Watchmen haha.

Here's two interviews with Len Wein, about his Before watchmen books, which I find interesting since his involvement in the book Alan wrote.


Some interviews with Darwyn Cooke also makes for an interesting read. Especially how he took some critisism alot more personal than for example Azzarello.


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 20 December, 2018, 06:27:38 pm »
Portal 2 is a prime example of why I hate the way video games demand success - I got stuck several levels in and just could not fathom how to proceed. This means I cannot access a huge chunk of a product I've paid for. Every game should have a cheat mode or a 'skip level' function.

I was tired and stuck a couple of times and used youtube. Some really good and on point playthroughs on there. Just skipped the video till I found the place I was stuck in and took note which walls the player "portaled" and then figured it out from there. Game lends it well to that. Especially since it's very linear.

Give it a try :)

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 20 December, 2018, 07:00:04 am »
Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus vol 1
Great stuff. Fun and big on action, with an amazingly big story slowly building. My favorite about it is Bruce constantly undoing himself in his pursuit of becoming better. Only thing holding it back for me are some of the violence. There's torture with power drills among other things. While not all of it shows up on the page I didn't feel it had much impact elsewhere either. Feels too causal. Perhaps I've not read enough modern Batman, but I wish it had more of an impact on the characters in the book. I wouldn't have minded more silver age stuff, especially with the story being kneedeep in that. But it's only a nit pick compared to the whole. The omnibus as a whole I think is brilliant. The new story pages which sums up the Ra's stuff Morrison didn't write was very effective and welcome. Big nice thick pages. Every page brewing with inventive crazy Batman stuff. Well written and illustrated. For me, this is my favorite Batman outside Miller's DK. I think both takes Batman places, and aren't afraid to take him too far, in order to show what can make the character so inspiring as well as scary.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 18 December, 2018, 06:33:38 am »
Half Life 2, Portal, Portal 2.

HL2 was brilliant always, with some nit picks here and there. The squad based stuff towards the end isn't my favorite, especially not when resistance people constantly stand in the way. Other than that I love it. The setting especially. Few games like it. Also reallly like the physics. Still holds up today. To me every explosive thing (gas tank, red explosive barell and so on) gives me a feeling wonder, that the explosion will send things into the air.

Played Portal before, and it was brilliant. First time with the second game and it was even more brilliant. Managed to make everything I liked about the first one, puzzles, settings and so on, even better. Also has a really fun and gripping story. Felt like a Nintendo game in a grim Pixar-movie setting.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 December, 2018, 09:34:19 pm »
(Although: please insert obligatory comment about muddled, noisy, over-CGI-ed final act here.)

Thought it was a bit much at first, but then I saw Arthur enjoying himself riding in on a gigantuous sea food while commading fishes. Couldn't help but to enjoy it. He earned it, especially with the abitility of his not always seen in a positive light.

Another thing was after defeating his brother Orm and telling him "when this is over. We'll talk.". I thought that was quite nice. Especially after having told him why he wanted to meet his little brother.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 December, 2018, 07:11:21 pm »
Agua hombre For me it was like seeing Star wars, Lord of the rings and Big trouble in little china at the same time. Big, campy weird fun. Had a blast watching it.

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