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Messages - Pete Wells

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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 01 June, 2018, 09:33:17 pm »
Just back from seeing it for the second time and I really enjoyed it this time. Midnight screenings are a slog after a days work but I don’t trust myself to avoid spoilers!

I really, really liked young Alden’s performance and he really grows into Han Snr as the movie progresses, he has Ford’s mannerisms off to a tee. Lando is glorious, in fact, all the characters are (‘cept that droid.)

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General / Re: Wail with JOY! Mark Russell does IDW mini-series
« on: 31 May, 2018, 12:52:33 pm »
I’ve just read the preview on the Thrillmail and this looks GREAT! I’m definitely going to buy this.

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Events / Re: Lawgiver MK4
« on: 31 May, 2018, 12:42:42 pm »
Well that's the only account out there that I've seen from Pat, and I've not read statements to contradict that from Rebellion.

I think you have to treat those sort of statements with a tiny pinch of salt. For all we know, that might have been the most tactful way they could think of to phrase "we're not going to touch this with a bargepole."

(There was definitely a brief window when ‘adult colouring books’ (ie: for grown-ups, not (necessarily) rude) were quite the hot thing and even a niche one might have been worth partnering with someone who had the necessary production pipeline and distribution contacts to produce it at the scale Rebellion would have needed to make it worthwhile. That window was definitely closing by the time the book was even first mooted.)

We got this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/2000AD-Heroines-Colouring-Snowbooks-Fantasy/dp/1909679933/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1527766298&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=2000ad+colouring+book&dpPl=1&dpID=61UNCdxPaxL&ref=plSrch

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General / Re: Roy of the Rovers making a come back at Rebellion
« on: 27 May, 2018, 12:01:28 pm »
Ben Willsher is a fat more versatile artist than I'd realised.

Harsh, he’s let himself go a bit but I’ve seen bigger!  :lol:

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Events / Re: Lawgiver MK4
« on: 27 May, 2018, 11:04:35 am »
Well, I’ve had a lovely weekend with a great many fabulous people. The highlight, however, was when a very sober Dandontdare swallowed a fly and vomited on a passing lady.  :lol:

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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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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 11 April, 2018, 09:49:32 am »
It’s a great game, especially for free! Very much like an open world version of the Batman Arkham series or the Shadows of Mordor games. It looks beautiful at times too.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 10 April, 2018, 06:01:29 pm »
Blimey! I thoroughly enjoyed renting Ghost Recon Wildlands on XboxOne and saw it cheap for the PS4 and grabbed a copy. I was playing through it all again and then WOW! The game turned into Predator! Actual fucking Predator!

I k ew nothing about thus and so it was a total surprise, this may have been one of my favourite gaming moments ever! What a brilliant move! I haven’t managed to beat the bugger yet!

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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 04 April, 2018, 07:02:54 pm »
How very dare you!?!  :lol:

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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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News / Re: New 2000AD Covers Blog
« on: 18 February, 2018, 11:09:19 am »
A frigging awesome bunch of images from Clint Langley today, including some exclusive illustrations from his forthcoming Mek Files 4 book, wahoo!

Warning, contains a terrible Mongrol joke!

http://2000ad.com/post/2972


   

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News / Re: New 2000AD Covers Blog
« on: 17 February, 2018, 02:38:34 pm »
It's back!!! Hooray! Aaaand, I managed to talk about Dredd being on a fishing trip and the cover being this, without mentioning Brokeback Mountain once!:



Potential puns were going to be the not so subtle "Careful Maul, he'll get a broke back, mounting him like that", the classic "I just can't quit you!" and the predictable "Hedger and Gyllenhaal have let themselves go." I considered #Dreddtoo too. However, the thought of Rigellion Hotshots made me reconsider...

Read my drivel at http://2000ad.com/post/2966

Tomorrow - Clint's ABC Warriors covers and some exclusive pictures from the forthcoming Mek Files book and on Monday, Phil Winslade's gorgeous wraparound cover for the Meg.

PWELS is back!

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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 06 February, 2018, 06:50:56 pm »
I’m pretty excited about it all, that second trailer has certainly done its job for me. I like that young Han appears really cocky and the look of Lando seems perfect. The end of the trailer where Han says “It’s fine! We’re fine!” before it all goes to shit is proper Kasdan Han Solo.

I didn’t think I wanted a Solo movie, but it looks like I do!

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Film & TV / Re: The Last Jedi - Forum Opinion
« on: 29 January, 2018, 11:41:54 pm »
4/5 I didn’t like TFA as it was a little too unoriginal for me, so, I liked that TLJ dared to be a bit different and thought Luke was ace throughout. The end blew me away and stayed with me for days, sob!

I’m knocking one off (wait, what!?!) ‘cos a) We’ve been speculating on Snoke’s identity for two years now for nowt, b) ditto for Rey’s parents, I really wanted her to be a descendent of Palpatine. I understand why those decisions were made, but just don’t like em!

Still, I’ve watched it 4 Times now and ruddy well enjoyed it! I must say, Star Wars ‘fans’ (I stress not SIP) are really, REALLY pissing me off. My Twitter and YouTube feed is full of overacting, entitled pricks telling me why Rian Johnson is a nob and why I have to hate this film. So bored of them now.

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Books & Comics / Re: Missing Dredd tales?
« on: 25 January, 2018, 11:42:20 pm »
With regard to PJ’s escape from Death, this was all we got sadly...



I was lucky enough to get very drunk with Mr Wagner in Sunderland a while back and I told him I was going to record a PJ Maybe podcast for Eamonn’s excellent Mega-City Book Club. I asked about PJ’s internal voice in that final strip and, as Richard suspects, John said he just thought that by this time in his psychosis, PJ was extremely unhinged and it was a split personality kinda deal.

I also told John I was really sad that PJ was gone as I love the character so much. He looked at me with a mischievous twinkle in his eye and said “Well, I could bring him back if I want...”


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