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Games / Far Cry 5.
« on: 17 April, 2018, 08:24:31 am »
I’ve always enjoyed the Far Cry games and this one is just phenomenal! The Edensgate cult is absolutely terrifying and the story is taking some glorious twists and turns. It has some really dark and nasty themes as well as some moments and dialogue that have had me in stitches!

The immersion you feel in the world is exceptional, with some very clever narrative touches as well as some devastating exploration of mind control. Something BIG has just happened in the story which was incredibly well crafted, and absolutely unique in terms of exploiting the first person genre.  Sadly, this plot point was spoiled for me as some of the NPC’s discussed the event before it actually happened on a couple of occasions, so I kind of guessed. Still, every time I hear a particular song now, I’m sure I’ll get chills – so job done Ubisoft! Sorry to be vague here but I really don’t want to spoil this for anyone else.

I’ve been playing the game pretty solidly for about three days now and I’m about halfway through the main story. It’s absolutely huge! There are masses of distractions such as huntin’ and fishin’, hilarious 70’s style stunt challenges, solving puzzles to find stash, climbing and flying in your wing suit as well is about dozens of entertaining and enriching side quests - oh, my real life family too! The arcade missions are a hoot too.

However, it’s the main characters that have me hooked. The cult leader very charismatic, enigmatic and truly dangerous; The  opening scenes where you enter his compound to arrest him is extremely tense and getting up close to those David Koresh-like  glasses is truly scary! I’ve defeated one of his main disciples (the cruel Jacob, the guy responsible for training soldiers for the cause and thinning out the weak) and am now taking on the beautiful, manipulative Faith. The scenes where she gets in your head are wonderful, and really add to the sense of rapture and brainwashing the cult members display.

If you hadn’t guessed, I’m loving this game and highly recommend it. This game shows why computer games as entertainment medium can be more involving, and more affecting than any other.

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It breaks my heart but I've put some very, very tasty artwork up for sale on ebay. There's some of the greats in there, please feel free to have a look and a bid, I want it to go to a fan. I will obviously be adding a pair of my used underpants with each purchase if required. You can see my wares (but not underwears) here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/wellsybeer/m.html?item=142741895161&hash=item213c1477f9%3Ag%3A6ooAAOSwCxdawP~o&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

Sorry if this is crass!

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General / MEGAZINE Cover of the Year 2017 RESULT
« on: 03 January, 2018, 02:17:49 am »
The votes have been counted, thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.

In third place we have a tie - the Legendary Jesus Redondo's phenomenal cover of Meg 380 and Nick Percival's genius cover of Meg 386...


The runner up is Phil Winslade's wraparound cover for Lawless in Meg 385...


Aaaaand the winner, again by some margin, is Adam Brown's cracking cover of Meg 383, Drokk!


Well done Adam and to all the winners!!!


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General / 2000AD Cover of the Year RESULTS!
« on: 03 January, 2018, 01:48:33 am »
Well, if I haven't buggered up the spreadsheet. The results are as follows...

Bubbling under and just missing out on a top 5 place were Progs 2057 Revere/Indigo Prime by the beautiful Mr Boo Cook (this cover was in the top 3 for most of the voting period) and Prog 2058 by the master that is Cliff Robinson, aided as ever, by Dylan Teague on colours...


In fifth place, we have Prog 2054, another two colour masterpeice by the irrepressible Tiernen Trevallion. Brilliance!


I'm so pleased that this made the list, John McCrea and Mike Spicer's brilliant Harvey cover of Prog 2024.


In third place, I'm delighted to once again include Alex Ronald in the top 3 with his brilliant Paradox Vega cover of Prog 2016...


Aaaaand, in second place, the mighty Dave Kendall terrifies us all with his 'Fear Me' cover of Prog 2029...


And the winner, by a looooong way, is Greg Staples' masterpiece celebrating Dredd's 40th year in the comic. The legendary Prog 2019!  Congratulations Greg!


Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for voting! Same time next year?

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General / MEGAZINE Cover of the Year Vote
« on: 27 December, 2017, 12:10:05 pm »
A bit late with this one, sorry guys. Please vote for your top 3 Meg covers of 2017, you can see them all here: https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/megazines/2017

Voting will close at Midnight on January 2nd, so be quick!!!

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General / 2000AD Cover of the year Vote 2017
« on: 08 December, 2017, 08:25:59 am »
Hooray! Now that we’ve had all of this year’s glorious 2000AD covers, it’s time for the annual cover of the year vote! You can see all the covers here, and of course, click ‘em to enlarge ‘em:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/2000-ad/2017

I'd like you to CLEARLY list your THREE favourites, in order. THREE points will be awarded to your fave, TWO points for second and ONE point for third. Please try and be explicit with this and maybe give a little comment to say why you chose each cover as it makes it a bit more interesting for the rest of us!

The closing date is midnight on Tuesday 2nd January 2018...

A Meg thread will be along shortly...

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General / The 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017!
« on: 30 November, 2017, 11:36:11 pm »
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thrills in every store! Oooooooh, it's here, the highlight of the year, welcome to the eighth 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017!!!

Last year, we kept this thread comment free and full of juicy Christmas Thrillpower so I'll start a new thread for comments here: The Comments thread!

Right! December 1st and this year, in the spirit of Band Aid, Armand Assante and I decided to record a Charity Single. The charity is the dear old forgotten perps of Mega City One. "Forgotten?" I hear you ask? See, in the last two years, the perps haven't really had a look in in the Dredd strip thanks to the sheer number of stories featuring foreign, bent, secret and/or ridiculous invisible judges in Mega City One.

It's a problem! Hidden judges are in the walls of the halls, in a frigging cupboard in Hershey's office and there was even a whole sector of the buggers that no one had a clue about! It's insane! On top of this, the last two years have seen trouble with Sov Judges, Texas Judges, Irish Judges, Brit Cit Judges, Mechanismo Judges, Judge Cal(s), Judge Fish, SJS Judge Pin, Accountancy Judges(!) Titan Judges & Eldster Judges! Sheesh!

Armand and I felt really sorry for the poor perps of MC1 who aren't getting ANY action at the minute so all Creds raised from this single go to them. Apologies for Armand's singing, he's a little out of time on occasion, as I kept telling him, "We can't ALL have the voice of an angel..."

You'll see the video here:

"Check the Walls" https://youtu.be/ZKMXaRYQdOc

Thanks in advance to everybody who signed up to the calendar, I can't wait to see what you come up with! Also, a massive thanks to all the folks who've contributed to the board this year, you all make my day, even the ones who have tantrums over my art comp entries! Real life means I can't get on here as often as I'd like but I do try and catch up at least once a day.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GRUD BLESS US EVERYONE!

Also, here's my back catalogue of shite 2000AD Christmas films - absolutely dire!

2016 - TOY STORIES FROM MEZCO-CITY ONE: https://youtu.be/aVW811Je8s0
2015 - Enceladus the Musical: https://youtu.be/GC7haW5xtaw
2014 - "Christmas at Billy Carter Block": http://youtu.be/XjFY8-eWMlQ
2013 - "Winter Wonderland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OznCjhK18kQ&feature=youtu.be
2012 - "Death's Nuts Roasting on an Angry Fire": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdwo0OWfVe8
2011 - "Christmas Alphabet": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGGyeVXwGU
2010 - "Joe Dredd the Lawman": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fowIRnklOH8
2009 - "Twas the Night Before Christmas": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hroYikzx5n8

Merry Christmas you lovely Squaxx!!!

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General / The 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017 COMMENTS THREAD!
« on: 30 November, 2017, 11:35:53 pm »
Please post your comments to the wonderful entries of the 2014 Advent Calendar in this thread. The calendar itself is here: http://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=44938.0

Merry Christmas everyone!

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General / 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2017 SIGN UP Thread.
« on: 04 November, 2017, 09:16:18 am »
Oooooh, it's November which means it's time to sign up for the annual 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar!!! Every year these have been absolutely magical, providing a real treat every day on the run up to Christmas, so PLEASE sign up guys!

The way it works is like this, folks sign up and promise to produce something on a given day as a little prezzie to the board. It can be a picture, a song, a short story, little film, photos, anything you like.

You can see last years' here: 
http://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=43963.0


2015 here: https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=42794.0
2014 here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=41456.0
2013 here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=39692.0
2012's here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,37527.0.html
2011's here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=34797.0
and 2010's here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=31127.0

So sign up my lovelies, here's the list, just choose a day - there can, and hopefully will, be multiple people submitting per day.

Like last year, Everyone is invited to submit stuff on Christmas Eve and I'll try and get a few pro's to do something too (I'd appreciate help here from those in the know!) So PLEASE copy the list from below, add your name and paste it into a new message!

2017 Messageboard Advent Calendar

1st - Pete Wells
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24th - EVERYONE plus the pro's!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Film & TV / Obi Wan Kenobi film (kinda) announced.
« on: 17 August, 2017, 11:29:56 pm »
Both Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting that an Obi Wan Kenobi standalone movie is indeed being worked on, with Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader director Stephen Daldry at the helm.

No script or cast yet (or indeed official announcement) but this is good news to me!

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Film & TV / Baby Driver
« on: 08 July, 2017, 09:13:04 am »
Blimey, I went to see this last night and it was stunning! I've always enjoyed Edgar Wright's work and this was just genius! How they choreographed and edited this and (pretty much) sustained it for and hour and a half is beyond me.

If you don't know the premise, Baby is an insanely talented getaway driver who suffers from tinnitus. He constantly has music pumping through his iPod to drown out the constant ringing in his ears.  The contemporary music he listens too pretty much constantly matches, or foreshadows, what's happening onscreen. This gets right down to lyrics graffitied on the walls as he walks along the street, strong drumbeats matching insane shootouts or even placing of heist items on a table matching the rhythm of a song. It sounds like an awful recommendation, but the thing plays out like one long music video; a really clever, stylish, engaging music video. I watched some scenes with my jaw practically on the floor. 

The performances by all the cast are great. There are some really nasty and funny heist members and Baby himself shows really satisfying character development. It was one of those movies that me and my friends excited discusses all the way home, each spotting or hearing different little details.

This is a cinema experience that I would very, very highly recommend.

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General / Best place to buy Dredd 4K?
« on: 11 June, 2017, 02:14:45 pm »
Hey, everyone I'm being lazy Drokker , where's the best place to order Dredd 4K?

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General / THE 2000AD MESSAGEBOARD ADVENT CALENDAR 2016!!!
« on: 30 November, 2016, 11:29:23 pm »
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thrills in every store! Oooooooh, it's here, the highlight of the year, welcome to the eighth 2000AD advent calendar!!!

Last year, we kept this thread comment free and full of juicy Thrillpower so I'll start a new thread for comments here: https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=43962.0

Right! December 1st and this year I have decided to spare you my usual 'musical' extravaganza with awful Mackem singing, 2016 has been a shit enough year. This year I've gone all JJ Abrams and it's practical effects all the way, baby! So, without further ado, I proudly present...

TOY STORIES FROM MEZCO-CITY ONE: https://youtu.be/aVW811Je8s0

Thanks in advance to everybody who signed up to the calendar, I can't wait to see what you come up with! Also, a massive thanks to all the folks who've contributed to the board this year, you all make my day, even the ones who have tantrums over my art comp entries! Real life means I can't get on here as often as I'd like but I do try and catch up at least once a day.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GRUD BLESS US EVERYONE!

Oh, and if you want to see last year's advent calendar, it's here: https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=42794.0

Also, here's my back catalogue of shite 2000AD Christmas films - absolutely dire!

2015 - Enceladus the Musical: https://youtu.be/GC7haW5xtaw
2014 - "Christmas at Billy Carter Block": http://youtu.be/XjFY8-eWMlQ
2013 - "Winter Wonderland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OznCjhK18kQ&feature=youtu.be
2012 - "Death's Nuts Roasting on an Angry Fire": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdwo0OWfVe8
2011 - "Christmas Alphabet": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGGyeVXwGU
2010 - "Joe Dredd the Lawman": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fowIRnklOH8
2009 - "Twas the Night Before Christmas": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hroYikzx5n8

Merry Christmas you lovely Squaxx!!!

Oh, and as a little extra, here's a bonus Oor Burdis...



MERRY CHRISTMAS MY LOVELIES!!!

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General / THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2016 COMMENTS THREAD.
« on: 30 November, 2016, 11:28:37 pm »
Please post your comments to the wonderful entries of the 2016 Advent Calendar in this thread. The calendar itself is here: https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=43963.0

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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Games / Watch Dogs 2
« on: 27 November, 2016, 10:49:14 am »
I really enjoyed Watch Dogs so was keen to get WD2 and I must say, I've spent hours and hours absolutely LOVING this.

The tone is great; I understand lots of people didn't like the more serious tone and protagonist of WD1 so this time you get a crew of cooler, younger and more nerdy hackers who have some genuinely funny banter - for example there's a great, nerdy debate about who would win between Aliens vs Predator ("Wait... are we talking Ridley Scott Alien or James Cameron Alien?" After minutes of nerdy deliberation, someone mentions that Judge Dredd beat them both - yay!) There are loads and loads of geeky references in the game that should keep us sci fi buffs more than happy! Speaking of tone, and probably because of the setting, it's a very progressive game with same sex relationships, transgenderism and multiculturalism being, quite rightly, a social norm.

Your crew are called Dedsec and are a thin pastiche of Anonymous, giving masked video messages to the masses after you complete larger missions and continue to unearth and expose corporate/political scandals or whatever. The city of San Fransisco is vast and beautiful and chock full of stuff to see and do. The many stories are excellent and extremely relevant, right down to presidential candidate Mark Thruss ("Let's make the Bay Area stronger!"), rigged voting, mind control via social media and so much more. The main bad guys are the cliched Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg style characters who believe that a person's data is now more important than their lives, and we also get to go toe to toe with a Scientology cult as well as the many warring gang factions of the bay.

The hacking is frigging ace. Like the first game you can cause absolute mayhem from a relatively safe distance by piggybacking onto CCTV cameras, hacking grenades on the bad guys' belts, distracting them with their phones, explosively overloading a transformer next to where they're standing and so much more. A great new feature is to send a henchman's ID to a rival gang or the police then either sit back and either watch the resulting chaos or use it as a distraction to achieve your objectives. However, the most fun new features by far are your drone and remote controlled car. The drone in particular is fantastic, allowing you to survey a situation from above, plan your strategy or just drop a load of bombs (which themselves can be remote detonated or triggered by proximity.) The drone adds a good bit of verticality to the world too, giving you so much more to explore. As the world becomes more reliant on mobile technology, the opportunities for mischief increase, so now we can hack into the computer systems of cars and send them crashing into oncoming traffic, drive automated forklifts or tamper with security robots. Sadly, there are no swing bridges in San Francisco, which were my favourite things in WD1.

This game is a blast, offering hours and hours of fun. I can't recommend it enough.

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