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Messages - wedgeski

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 June, 2019, 04:49:44 pm »

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 June, 2019, 12:10:08 pm »
Tom Hanks has stated that this is the last one.

Yeah, right. Considering how much effort Disney have gone to putting the Toy Story lands into the parks, I bet we'll see more eventually. That IP needs to be serviced.
What's Toy Story without Woody? I think we can safely assume, albeit not guarantee, it will be the last one with this collective.
Spoiler added just in case...

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 June, 2019, 11:14:55 am »
Tom Hanks has stated that this is the last one.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 11 June, 2019, 02:06:05 pm »
Got halfway through Wizball though. Mood: joyful.


oooh, is that the one with the little paint-drops? I'd forgotten that, but I used to love that game!
Yeah! I also had a B&W telly so it was hard to know what I was doing. Later, when I got a colour portable just as I was moving from C64 to Amiga, a lot of those old games were suddenly a revelation.

Astonishing gameplay, and just about the best piece of title music ever written for the platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFYzjU-C3mA

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 11 June, 2019, 10:03:19 am »
Sega Saturn- Sega Rally, Darius Gaiden, Layer Section.
Sega Rally looks a bit clunky these days but still plays brilliantly. I think it was unfavourably compared to 'deeper' rally games like V Rally and Colin McCrae at the time; but if you want a quick arcade rally game with simple fast gameplay and excellent handling this is just great.
There were a few retro arcade machines at Comic Con Collect-a-thon a couple of weekends ago, and Sega Rally was one of them. Holds up *really* well IMO.

Somehow, I channelled my 10-year-old Track'n'Field skills and topped the score-board on that ancient classic as well. I think it must be all the drumming. :)

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 11 June, 2019, 09:59:55 am »
Moving house soon so I might achieve my retro corner at last. As such, dusted off the C64 to make sure it's still in working order. Embarrassed myself on Uridium, Armalyte, Zynaps, Salamader, Nemesis, and many other shooters that I used to absolutely nail. Got halfway through Wizball though. Mood: joyful.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 June, 2019, 03:22:50 pm »
Venom had what it needed for success but I'm with you on this. DC continue to make films as if Kevin Feige and the MCU had never been born.

Venom's a Marvel character, just part of Sony Pictures generally terrible series of films (past Raimi #2) rather than the MCU. Thank god they let Marvel just make the new Spiderman movies...
Ah, yup, I now mistakenly associate the spiderverse with Marvel Studios. Search/replace DC for Sony.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 June, 2019, 09:30:17 am »
Christ, how bad was Venom?!
If it was aiming for that Deadpool level of irony, it failed abysmally!
It reminded me of a distinctly 90's version of a comic book movie-step forward Spawn!
To take a quote out of the film, what a turd in the wind!
Venom had what it needed for success but I'm with you on this. DC continue to make films as if Kevin Feige and the MCU had never been born. Hardy and Venom made a good double act, but by god, the villain was like something out of a very bad Playstation game. I watched it on a plane so it had the benefit of being *slightly* less numbing than just two hours just staring at the headrest of the seat in front of me -- but not by much.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 June, 2019, 09:28:51 am »
Played a few crackers at UKGE.

Verdana Gardens is a superb, small-box, tile... assembly game? Not sure what you'd call it. We played a demo and bought it immediately.

Men at Work is exactly as great as it looked on YouTube, and is now on the to-buy list.

Similarly, Koi. This beautiful little number really spoke to me but I thought could use a bit more drama. Nevertheless it played surprisingly quickly and has been added to The List.

There were many more but those three really stood out from a great, packed weekend. Anyone who has an opportunity to go to UKGE should do so, it's amazing fun. We've done the weekend run for a couple of years but next time, we're going to max out a long weekend and stay at the local hotel so as to get multiple nights' gaming in as well.

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Welcome to the board / Re: forgot to say Hello
« on: 05 June, 2019, 09:54:16 am »
Welcome aboard!

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 04 June, 2019, 02:56:40 pm »
Unfortunately we live in a world where emotion and self-delusion trumps (ha) logic and facts on a daily basis.

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Games / Re: PSVR - Recommended or not?
« on: 31 May, 2019, 10:50:30 am »
VR has changed the way I look at games -- and entertainment in general, for that matter.

At that kind of money I wouldn't hesitate.

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Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 30 May, 2019, 05:03:04 pm »

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Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 24 May, 2019, 09:12:26 am »
They're gonna have killed off one or more Enterprise alumni, aren't they?

Anyway, I'm more excited for this than I was even for Discovery, and I have it on good authority that I was embarrassingly over-excited for that.

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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 23 May, 2019, 09:58:11 am »
My wife and I are absolutely nuts about Sky Force Reloaded. What a game! Takes me back to my youth.

Does anyone have any recommendations for co-op shooters in the same vein?

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