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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 10 June, 2021, 04:24:45 PM »
A bit late to the party, but...

Skyrim on a Switch Lite.

Gotta laugh when I compare it to my orange clam-shell Nintendo ‘Donkey Kong’ LCD game from the early 80’s (which I still have).

Just an amazing experience to play this game on a handheld - and it’s the Special Edition with all the bells and whistles.  A lot different to the vanilla version I played on PC back in...what?...2011?  Great stuff.

Film & TV / Re: Endlessly Re-watchable
« on: 18 January, 2021, 12:55:10 PM »
Plenty of great movies already mentioned - and I’ll throw in the following...

The Usual Suspects
12 Monkeys
The Departed
Cross Of Iron
Fight Club
The Day Of The Jackal
Picnic At Hanging Rock
Robin And Marian
The Name Of The Rose
Das Boot

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 17 December, 2020, 10:57:18 PM »
Sad to hear about Jeremy Bulloch.  I obtained his autograph some years ago - and he wrote a very nice note about Ashes Cricket (I’m in Australia).

Here’s the status of my autograph collection - most of which are personalised.  Very sad to think how many legends have passed in recent times.

Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 28 November, 2020, 10:21:19 AM »
"but do we know canonically how much time passes over the course of the original trilogy?"

Canonically - nope.

I think the general consensus* is about 3 years between ANH and ESB...and about a year between ESB and ROTJ.  You're certainly right about Luke - much more composed and 'with it' when he takes on Jabba in ROTJ, etc.

* The general consensus being greatly influenced by the Expanded Universe and all of its shenanigans.

Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 28 November, 2020, 09:56:51 AM »
(Apologies if the following has been raised earlier...)

The emergence of Grogu also plays nicely into the exchange between Ben and Yoda in ESB...

Ben: "That boy is our last hope"
Yoda:  "No...there is another."

Yoda would have had knowledge of Grogu's initial training on Coruscant - and perhaps he assisted with Grogu's escape during The Purge?

Yes, yes - no doubt Yoda was referring to Leia. ;)  But it makes for a nice 'what if...'.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 October, 2020, 01:10:56 PM »
In relation to playing Star Wars Squadrons in VR...are you playing on a plain ol’ PS4 or a Pro?

Film & TV / Re: The Batman (2021)
« on: 24 August, 2020, 02:49:47 AM »
There's a touch of 'se7en' in that trailer - which is no bad thing.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 09 June, 2020, 02:33:14 AM »
I'm about 60% through Assassin's Creed 1 on the PC (see details of my AC marathon on the previous page of this thread).  It's a strange beast - the visuals are incredible for something 13 years old - and yet - it feels so empty.

I'll give it some leeway for it's age - but the various missions are all rather boring and predictable (and they vary little from city to city).  The controls are also somewhat difficult on a PC.

In any event, I'll persevere so that I can make the switch to AC2 on the PS4 - it's the 'Ezio Collection' that includes all the DLC and add-ons (Brotherhood, Revelations, etc.) - and has been 'enhanced' for the PS4.

Enjoy The Witcher 3 - I've played a bit of it on the PS4, and barely scratched the surface!

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 16 May, 2020, 11:12:54 AM »
Haven't been too active in the world of video games for some time.  Aiming to change that...:)

I thought I'd track down all the major open-world Assassin's Creed titles - and play them from beginning to end.  The only AC game I've actually played in the past is AC2 (which from memory, I rather enjoyed).

Yes, I'm only too aware that the AC games have something of a 'marmite' connotation attached to them. :)

I was able to purchase all nine (!) major AC games second-hand for the princely amount of 69 pounds ($131 Australian dollars).  Interestingly, the only title that I can't play on my PS4 is the original AC game - which I've had to resort to playing on my PC.  Looking forward to getting AC1 out of the way so I can then migrate to the comfort of the lounge to use my PS4 for the remainder.

Where possible, I'll also try to play some of the downloadable missions (some of which I might be able to get for free using activation codes, etc.).

I'm sure there will be some frustration ahead - but the journey should get more enjoyable as I progress.  Many of the titles should have had their wrinkles ironed out by now (I'm looking at you, Unity!).

The PC version of AC1 is apparently a 'Director's Cut', with some extra missions, etc.  That cost me 2 pounds 64 pence.

Watch this space!  No spoilers please. :)

The irony is that I'm still working full-time, with no isolation at home - and I have a seven-month old daughter who's suddenly learnt that she can crawl...so God only knows when I'm going to find the time to play these games!

Off Topic / Re: The Older Dads Thread
« on: 10 March, 2020, 09:54:09 AM »
Thanks - much appreciated. :)

Off Topic / Re: The Older Dads Thread
« on: 07 March, 2020, 09:33:49 PM »
Thanks for your comments. :)

She’s a handful, for sure. :)

Off Topic / Re: The Older Dads Thread
« on: 07 March, 2020, 11:30:21 AM »
Bit of a necro-post...:)

Short story, I shouldn't have worried myself so much.  Fatherhood is working out better than expected. :)

Here she is...Danielle at 5 months old.

I tried for 'Cassandra', but the other half wasn't having it.

Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 25 November, 2019, 08:12:54 AM »
It’s been suggested that the actor Sebastian Stan has
more than a passing resemblance to Mark Hamill (circa ESB/ROTJ).  I wonder what the chances might be of a post-ROTJ Luke making a cameo in the series? :)

Wishful thinking perhaps!

Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 24 November, 2019, 08:58:03 AM »
It's funny, I wasn't taken at all with the soundtrack when I watched episodes one and two - but after watching episode three, it's generated one of those ear-worm things.  I can't get it out of my head now. :)

I'm based in Australia - and it's nice that Disney + launched here early.  It's not often we in the southern hemisphere get something before the rest of the world.

Love the end credits of each episode - the images would make a great coffee-table book.  Reminds me a lot of what McQuarrie produced for the original trilogy.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 October, 2019, 12:26:56 PM »
Ginger Baker.  Always loved his drumming.

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