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Games / Heroquest UK release.
« on: 10 October, 2020, 09:41:32 AM »
That's right, the new version of Heroquest is available for pre-order in the UK from Zavvi.

Only the Mythic tier is available. This contains the new version of the base game and two expansion packs, Kellar's Keep and Return of the Witch Lord, plus all stretch goals unlocked in the current campaign. Total cost is £149.99 + £1.99 for delivery.

For those who remember the original game there are some different Enemy types due to licensing issues, so no Chaos, Fimir, etc but they do have new equivalents that look quite tasty. All of the furniture pieces are now solid paintable items instead of the old paper style doors and such. On the whole it looks quite nice.

Cheers


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Help! / Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« on: 28 September, 2020, 03:32:15 PM »
I'm trying to remember the name of a (Glasgow) Rangers player from the early Noughties. He was a handsome lad, blonde hair (classic short back and sides if I recall) and possibly Scandinavian or Dutch.

(Me and Mrs Tips are trying to remember where we went for all of our wedding anniversaries and we saw this fella at Cameron House at Loch Lomond and I'm trying to work out the year)

Kasper Schmeichel?

Cheers

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Music / Re: Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism!
« on: 28 September, 2020, 03:27:45 PM »

Out of interest Kev, what are your top five ND albums?


1: Enemy Of The Music Business. The album that cemented my love for the band. Best album of all time, in my humble opinion.

2: Now it gets difficult to decide - Either Apex Predator or Utopia Banished, I really can't decide.

4: Throes Of Joy. Although arguably not as intense as the previous release it has some their best riffs.

5: Order Of The Leech. Great album full of Death Metal goodness. It's very well produced with everything being audible. Top drumming!

Cheers

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Film & TV / Re: The Leopard from Lime Street - the TV series
« on: 27 September, 2020, 03:25:24 PM »

From memory - There was one featuring a young lad who's favorite Tiger t-shirt gained powers (from a machine?) and when worn the lad gained amazing abilities. I'm not saying that it was good by today's standards but the fact it's one of the few things I remember from that time is a testament to how different it was from anything else.

I don't recognise the episode, but the rest of it sounds like Dramarama (don't know which channel that ran on though).

I had a look on the net and it is in fact Sammy's Super T-Shirt. It was released in 1978 so I must have seen it repeated years later.

Cheers

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Film & TV / Re: The Leopard from Lime Street - the TV series
« on: 27 September, 2020, 10:29:26 AM »
I think there's a market for something like this aimed at 8-12 year olds and I don't mean that disparagingly! Does anyone remember the short stories that I think were shown on the BBC back in the 80's? They would be on just after I got home from school and had a different theme each episode.

From memory - There was one featuring a young lad who's favorite Tiger t-shirt gained powers (from a machine?) and when worn the lad gained amazing abilities. I'm not saying that it was good by today's standards but the fact it's one of the few things I remember from that time is a testament to how different it was from anything else.

So, yeah; I think a Leopard... tv series could work but I would suggest it be aimed at the age bracket mentioned at the start of this post. Who knows, it could even get them reading comics!

Cheers

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Prog / Re:Prog 2021 - Fiendish Origins
« on: 27 September, 2020, 10:15:56 AM »
I forgot the Prog number. Would a kindly mod be able to sort it out please?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

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Prog / Prog 2201 - Fiendish Origins
« on: 27 September, 2020, 10:05:21 AM »
Fiends cover by Tiernen Trevallion.

Judge Dredd - Carry The Nine, Part 2. Maitland sees some action in this episode and Justice Dept. need to build better Robots. Like the design of it, though; reminds me of Conrad from Blunt. Great artwork with one panel in particular being quite the masterpiece - Dredd looming over Maitland, I'm looking at you!


Stickleback - New Jerusalem, Part 2. Another great strip which has taken too long to return. Like others I wasn't sure about the Holmes reveal and the end of the last series but I think it was handled well in the long run. Beautiful artwork, so very different from much in the Prog but eye-pleasing all the same.


Skip Tracer - Hyperballad, Part 2. Nolan Blake fights Monster of the week and uses his psychic blast to incapacitate them. This strip is not for me but it must have quite a few fans for it to keep returning with a frequency we don't see with other strips... Where the Drokk is Brass Sun?


Fiends Of The Eastern Front - Constantia, Part 1 Dialogue heavy opener which is fine by me because I found it intriguing. I must say though, it seems like a bit of a trudge to go for a pint. Stunning artwork!


Hookjaw - 2. I never read the original strip this is all new to me whatever spin has been put on it. Two episodes in and I'm finding it interesting. I'm a fan of Horror and this slow burn approach is something that seems to work well in the Prog. I'd also cite Hope... and Thistlebone as examples. Beautiful artwork again but the Prog is rarely in short supply anyway.


Cheers

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Music / Re: Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism!
« on: 25 September, 2020, 04:05:01 PM »
Well then, it's been out for a week and I've listened to it several times. In fact I'm listening to it right now!

Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism is absolutely brilliant! A masterpiece of an album which manages the rare trick in music, actually wanting to listen to the whole thing rather than the skipping the odd track filler of a lot of modern music. I realize that last sentence probably makes little to no sense but I regret nothing!

This is a Riff-Heavy album with audible guitars and Drums that make you want to Groove and Funk in addition to the ever present and ever welcome Blastbeats. This is some of their best material, IMO and was certainly worth the five year wait (although we did get Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs a while back now, but I digress). Easily makes my top five favorites from their catalogue.

TL;DR - It's Excellent, Buy it!

Cheers

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Other Reviews / Re: 2000 AD FCBD 2020
« on: 20 September, 2020, 05:40:46 PM »

Its yours.


Thanks Colin, arrived in pristine condition. As did the second copy you put in ;-)

That's right folks, there's another copy going spare if someone still hasn't managed to grab one. Free to whoever asks first!

Cheers

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Music / Re: Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism!
« on: 09 September, 2020, 03:16:02 PM »

It feels like a bold decision to make such a stylistic shift but the signs were there on Apex Predator and they can't keep bashing out the same albums forever. I think it's important in extreme music to push your own boundaries and always do what you want rather than fall into a pattern of rote albums like, say, Slayer.


I get what you mean with Slayer. I would say they've ridden that same sound for their entire career. I do like Seasons In The Abyss, though.

Another band that always made a ton of money for doing the same thing over and over is Cannibal Corpse. Some good tunes aside their lyrics are awful, IMO. Shock rather than substance, I won't horrify any of the Forum members by posting CC's nonsense. I would recommend that people listen the album KILL. It's probably the best of their output, again, IMO.


Cheers

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 07 September, 2020, 04:27:59 PM »
Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4. 

Dipping back into this with a recent purchase of the complete DLC pack, and it's amazing how easy it was to get back into the swing of things (ahem).
I think the Screwball Challenges are going to be an absolute head wrecker to complete for a full trophy list though.


I had to use the DLC challenges to get the Platinum. The combat ones are fairly easy but some of the others are a pain in the arse. Great game, though.

Cheers

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Music / Re: Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism!
« on: 07 September, 2020, 04:14:41 PM »
I have never really got Napalm Death. I have never been able to get passed the vocal style.

I do like a bit of powerful, noisy music, but only where there is singing, compared to the growling / grunting vocal style.

To be honest growling and grunting is probably the best way to describe the vocals. Although to be fair to the lead singer, his Shouts and shrieks have had rare instances of melody in recent years.


And apologies I don’t mean that to sound disrespectful- if there is a better way to describe it, then please let me know.

I am interested though, to understand the attraction.


I always had a yearning for the exotic even as a youngster. My older brother had Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam & The Ants which I used to play endlessly. Then I graduated to Alice Coopers' Poison and such like. I was 11 and this faze didn't last as soon after I discovered Anthrax and Thrash Metal in general. My love of speed* was born!

And then I came across Diatribes by ND. Arguably not very heavy by today's standards but at the time it blew me away. The perfect culmination of fast intense and Heavy music with Politically charged lyrics. It just clicked with me more than anything else ever had before...and since.


Cheers

*Not the Drug! Awful stuff.

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Other Reviews / Re: 2000 AD FCBD 2020
« on: 06 September, 2020, 04:25:14 PM »
Its yours. Drop me a PM with your details and I'll pop it in the post (as I say bare with might not be until next weekend)


Nice one, Colin; Thanks very much!

PM sent.

Cheers

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Other Reviews / Re: 2000 AD FCBD 2020
« on: 06 September, 2020, 03:31:33 PM »
I've ended up with two of these so if anybody would like a copy let me know and I'll pop it in the post (might be next weekend before I get to a post office mind)


If it's still available I'll happily take it off your hands.


Cheers

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Music / Re: Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism!
« on: 06 September, 2020, 09:24:51 AM »
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For those who are looking for more Napalm Death goodness try their official website - Napalm Death official


They also have a new store where you can buy direct from the band rather than through a third-party site - Napalm Death Store


Cheers

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