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General / Re: The comic that 2000AD killed
« on: Today at 09:14:01 PM »
Is there really a month between progs 366 and 377? Blimey. I did not realise that. Too little at the time, I guess, and too old now!

Website and Forum / Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« on: 04 July, 2020, 04:32:49 PM »
I'm here most days, but I really should make more of an effort to post.

Me too

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 04 July, 2020, 12:54:44 PM »

Specifically, its first DLC - Foundation

For me, Control is THE game of the last generation. A heady mix of decent powers, gunplay, metrovania exploration (but not too much!) and hard core sci-fi story. With great visuals, great sound, and great little touches. Man, even collectibles have great little stories in them.

From a tooth point of view, I think there is an nice John Smith vibe to the insanity. Some of the set pieces - an inter-dimensional invasion of clocks for example - are straight from the comic, as is the Board (300 foot high maggots with a single rotating mecanical eye and spindly insect legs).

Really looking forward to the next DLC, which is an Alan Wake quasi-sequel.

If you have not played this game, you are missing a treat.

How much did I like this game? It is the only game for which I have made the effort to get all the achievements.

CAVEAT: Some of the optional boss battles are super hard but, gee, the satisfaction on taking those guys down,

I didn't always vote, but I have enjoyed this competition and it's been really good for the board.

Well done! Thank you!

Other Reviews / Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« on: 02 July, 2020, 01:00:18 PM »
Up with this kind of thing!

Really enjoyable new strips, in a daft and fun and one off kind of way. Perfect summer special stuff.

Great curated strips.

Interesting text throughout, not just the interview but also the intros.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 29 June, 2020, 10:00:58 AM »
Twister, which I've never seen but is one of my wife's favourite films from her youth so whenever it came up she was incredulous that I'd ever watched it. Finally sorted that, and it's pretty damn good! Always love Paxton and him and Helen Hunt are both excellent, pretty much all the effects hold up surprisingly well, properly exciting and also very touching in places. Glad I finally saw it!

It is great fun, and I'm sad that I'm unlikely to ever see it in the cinema again. Feeling your sternum vibrate to the roar of the wind adds to the experience!



I imagine it made a fantastic big screen big soundsystem movie! Wish I'd seen it at the time myself now.

Twister is being remade for 2022.


Off Topic / Re: The Death of Verbal Cultural Memes
« on: 29 June, 2020, 09:57:58 AM »
I have always found this to be more a family thing.

My extended family regularly quote Fawlty Towers and Still Game.

(If anyone hasn't watched Still Game, it is on Netflix and I would argue it is the greatest comedy of the last 20 years - plus ideal viewing for anyone grumpy about ageing).

Prog / Re: Prog 2188: Chronoclysm!
« on: 28 June, 2020, 11:23:31 PM »

Enjoyed muchly. Feels very 1980s. That’s a good thing.

Dredd not affected by famine microbes feels a step up from having flea bites and not scratching.

Surely he’s the incarnation of Death? If you were going to choose a human personification of a rider of the apocalypse, then the planet’s biggest murderer would be a go-to choice.

Maybe famine didn’t want to hurt the boss?

The Order

Surely the worst named story ever?

This feels a chaotic shambles. I’ve no idea what’s going on. Stuff is dropped in at random and so many folk have died or been reincarnated that I’m lost. If Bobby Ewing stepped out a time shower, I’d not be shocked.

The Out
Good fun. A very 2k strip.

Scene setting still but it’s great to have any Cabbalistics.

Full Tilt Boogie
Not for me. Feels light and stodgy at the same time. It’s as confusing as the Order but with the draining zaniness of a kids’ cartoon instead of ominous historical figures.

General / Re: FINAL - Dan Abnett or Pat Mills - For the Godpleton Cup
« on: 26 June, 2020, 11:04:25 PM »
I'm fighting with Abnett block

Twice - don't think our voter fraud checks aren't top notch. I'm like a razer sharp vote rigging catchin' person me!

(mind for reason some might be able to grasp I might let this slide. Pat is beginning to pull away, just a little)

One vote was cast while under the influence of alcohol.

General / Re: FINAL - Dan Abnett or Pat Mills - For the Godpleton Cup
« on: 26 June, 2020, 02:13:40 PM »
I'm fighting with Abnett block

Off Topic / Re: A Question For Men
« on: 25 June, 2020, 11:19:00 PM »
Call the police. If not you, then who?

General / Re: FINAL - Dan Abnett or Pat Mills - For the Godpleton Cup
« on: 25 June, 2020, 11:16:17 PM »

I have spoken

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 June, 2020, 04:26:20 PM »
In the Light of the Moon on Netflix


Totally ignores the grandfather paradox it creates, spoiling what was a decent time travel flick for anyone with even a passing knowledge of sci-fi.

Film & TV / Re: Justice League 2017
« on: 24 June, 2020, 09:02:25 AM »
FWIW - Read somewhere (lost link) that this rebooting is really just a cynical grab to more easily plan out a slate of films around Darkseid and Apokolips, as they want a film spanning big bad.

It is therefore easier to spend $30M on something the "fans want", creating goodwill, than to face backlash for shoehorning it into the established continuity.

Games / Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« on: 14 June, 2020, 10:41:22 PM »
Honestly? I will probably buy a PC.

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