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Games / Re: New Rebellion AvP game
« on: 22 February, 2010, 01:47:11 PM »
I've finished the Marine campaign and toyed a bit with the others, and it's crackin' fun. My only gripe (and it's probably my own fault for not ramping up the difficulty more) is that the humans are a lot harder than they should be. Especially early on when you're popping caps in Xeno asses with only a pistol.

The multiplayer looks pretty ace, too - I'm very tempted to finally get round to hooking the Xbox up to the web and playing some Live.

Games / Re: Anyone for Mornington Crescent?
« on: 24 January, 2010, 05:19:00 PM »
You realise that keeping the entire Northern Line in knip essentially de-robstons any line with a colour you're likely to see painted onto a Nissan Micra? In which case I can quite easily nip in with a cheeky Perivale.

« on: 14 January, 2010, 10:01:04 PM »
Half past three isn't nearly teatime!

Off Topic / Re: The Big British Castle
« on: 14 January, 2010, 06:02:36 PM »
But it's not just entertainment, is it? It performs educational services, community services. Why do you think all the commercial TV stations abandoned local news programming as soon they were no longer mandated to provide it by the terms of their license?

Then the licence fee should be halved and the BBC should be just that. Educational and informative broadcasting. No need for soap operas or game shows or drama or any of the other expensive "light entertainment" type shows with celebrity hosts that commercial television has in abundance.
They have half the money but dont have to compete for ratings, as they seem compelled to do, and the so called public service end of the BBC could be 20 times better than it is now. But no, we still need to afford Davina to front "So you think you can dance"

Or in other words, drop BBC1.

The reason there's so much light ent on nowadays is because it costs peanuts but it still looks sparkly enough to draw in the channel-flicking masses. And of course the reason Auntie does it is because everyone else does, and she's caught between those who want her to stay competitive with the commercial channels (in order to provide licence fee value for money) and those who think she should be well out. Like when your girlfriend asks if her arse is fat and you take too long to answer, the Beeb's in trouble either way.

Well, if ITV ends up receiving a chunk of the license fee to shore up dwindling ad revenues, why not just call it BBC5? At the same time, why shouldn't entertainment be part of a public service remit?

ITV aren't after a chunk of licence fee for ad revenue purposes, they're doing fine (he said, sucking up to his corporate masters. Please don't fire me for posting on here at work!). What they want is money to fulfil their regional news obligations required by their licence (which are something of an anachronism in the modern day, bearing in mind that the added worth of ITV's expensive terrestrial licence grows smaller each day (that wasn't corporate sucking up, I really think that)).

Also, entertainment is part of the BBC's remit; Lord Reith's "inform, educate and entertain" remains their central tenet.

Off Topic / Re: The Big British Castle
« on: 13 January, 2010, 11:47:58 PM »
Way up there with you, chaps. When you look at the dross pumped out by the competition and the networks abroad, there's no comparison, even if Auntie pumps out a good deal of dross herself. I've said it before, but the existence and success of the revived Doctor Who is argument alone for its existence and unique funding method - no other broadcaster in the world would have given a bloke who writes gay dramas a big pile of cash to make a new series of a forgotten and largely-mocked childrens' drama.

Off Topic / Re: Need a free business-like Email acount please
« on: 13 January, 2010, 05:41:32 PM »
Unless your current email address is something akin to t0ssw4nk@spunk.com, I wouldn't worry about it.

And now the eternally trawling spambots will have their time wasted ever so slightly thanks to me.

Film & TV / Re: Battlestar Galactica help - season 4?
« on: 13 January, 2010, 09:39:40 AM »
Any time, Mr D.

Film & TV / Re: Spiderman 4 villin hinted at....
« on: 12 January, 2010, 09:36:19 PM »
"Lindsay, you did great and I'ma let you finish, but Kirsten Dunst had one of the best racks of all time!"

Film & TV / Re: Battlestar Galactica help - season 4?
« on: 12 January, 2010, 09:07:24 PM »
Season four ran only to eleven episodes, then you had season five for the remaining dozen or so. The confusion arises mostly because of the whole writers' strike hoo-hah, but since production closed and then they had to wait to be given a new series by the commissioners, it counts as a new season even though together they contain the storyline originally intended to run in one neat season. Thus fans and writers may think of there being only four seasons, the broadcasters and owners of the DVD rights will treat it as five*. A flimsy excuse to stiff you out of a few more quid, but there you go.

*Though having said that, the last box set is just called "The Final Season", just to throw more confusion onto the flames of whoaooao.

Film & TV / Re: Spiderman 4 villin hinted at....
« on: 12 January, 2010, 06:31:09 PM »
And there was that similar bit in Spidey 2 in Doc Ock's secret base.

Kirsten Dunst is wet in quite an extensive amount of those films.

Film & TV / Re: Spiderman 4 villin hinted at....
« on: 12 January, 2010, 06:12:10 PM »
A reboot is the worst possible news, as it presumably means we'll never again get to clap eyes on *sigh* this:

Film & TV / Re: Dr Who Christmas Special
« on: 11 January, 2010, 09:04:33 PM »

General / Re: Shouldn't there be a new prog today?
« on: 07 January, 2010, 07:40:37 PM »
Prog has arrived in Leeds. Hope returns to the world.

Film & TV / Re: Dr Who Christmas Special
« on: 06 January, 2010, 05:23:04 PM »
Did he call Timothy Dalton Rassilon?

He did indeed. Debate rages among the nerds I know as to whether it was meant to be the real Rassilon.

I still say The Master should have had a hovercraft though.


General / Re: Mark Millar on his 2K work - "pure shite"
« on: 05 January, 2010, 11:51:13 PM »
He has his own forum? Isn't that a bit... oh wait  :-X

Are you suggesting we have a new rival forum? Has John Byrne's mob been ousted?

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