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Books & Comics / Re: Comics we're excited about in 2022
« on: 21 October, 2021, 12:33:28 PM »
Only two on the horizon for me in 2022;

- The Legend of Luther Arkwright.
- 'Season' 2 (and possibly 3) of Red Room.




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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 October, 2021, 12:14:21 PM »
I thought it was a typo at first when it said he was 90 - my mum's 90 and she struggles getting to the bottom of her garden these days.

He's had some life.

Just watched some footage this morning, Bill ringing the bell as he entered the craft was ever so slightly moving.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 21 October, 2021, 12:04:10 PM »
Since the entire world was watching Squid Game this week I decided to give it a go too.

Very enjoyable overall, but the twist was a bit predictable.

I liked the Saw vibe, and highly recommend watching this fan edit of the end scene featuring "Hello Zepp" music, inter-cut flashbacks and a more pessimistic denouement; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hCjSl9jrx4

Obviously I don't highly recommend it it you haven't watched the series yet and intend on doing so.



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General / Re: Promises, Promises...
« on: 21 October, 2021, 11:50:09 AM »
Rogue Trooper, prog 1022, 1996.

Obviously not the end of Rogue Trooper the strip, or the Rogueverse at large, but the last that we've seen to date of Fr1day and Venus Bluegenes.


And:

Gunnar (Mk I Biochip)
Top (Mk II Biochip)
Eightball (Mk II Biochip)
Lucky (Mk II Biochip)


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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 21 October, 2021, 11:44:39 AM »
While waiting on Metroid Dread to arrive in the post I downloaded Doom (2016) on my PS5 partially on a curious whim / partially because it was only a coupla quid.
Metroid Dread is bloody brilliant. I'm sneaking every spare minute I can find.

Good to hear.
I really liked what Mercury Steam produced with Samus Returns a few years back, so would expect no less from them.


Metroid Dread

So far it is everything I hoped it would be.
I've had three intense play sessions this week, > 6 hours each, and have made it as far as the second sweep of Ferenia / Ice Missile upgrade (so I assume about 50% through the game).
A flawless experience so far - intense boss battles, satisfying exploration and progression, and perfect / responsive controls (I am playing docked & using the Pro Controller, maybe it wouldn't be as comfortable otherwise).

Top tip if you have any Metroid related Amiibo lying around - they can be used in game once per 24 hours to replenish energy / missiles (to varying degrees depending on the Amiibo).
This actually saved my bacon during the first Chozo warrior battle when my Missile complement was relatively low.

Probably not much of a spoiler for anyone who's played it, but I assume that Raven Beak is Samus' adoptive father?
Guess I will find out by the weekend.



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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 October, 2021, 10:00:22 AM »
I dunno man, they have been a memorable treat from any visit to London, Liverpool or Glasgow in the past decade.
I will take your word for it Senor Pops - wouldn't be like a Northern Irishman to take a contrary position unfounded.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:52:35 AM »
Check put the Hachette site, Link, loads of the books are currently back in stock.

Would you believe I was doing that just recently Jimbo, but unfortunately they are no longer delivering to Ireland.

I think I'll check with the lads in Big Bang Comics if they could place a back-issue order on my behalf.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:46:04 AM »
I must agree with Indigo - 'The Red Seas' really was excellent. Ian Edginton is a most accomplished scribe.

It's a series I quite enjoyed (going as far as to purchase a page from Steve 'Owl), but never re-read after the initial Prog run, and I will admit it is already beginning to fade from my mind.
I've missed the boat on some of the UC cherry picks now alas.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:39:10 AM »
What happened to our resident GREGG's specialist? I have a question.

Another question - has Brexit finally and definitively ruined the chance of some Gregg's branches opening in ROI?

< Samuel L Jackson voice / waving handgun wildly around the room > You stupid muthafuckas

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:34:24 AM »
While waiting on Metroid Dread to arrive in the post I downloaded Doom (2016) on my PS5 partially on a curious whim / partially because it was only a coupla quid.
Metroid Dread is bloody brilliant. I'm sneaking every spare minute I can find.

Good to hear.
I really liked what Mercury Steam produced with Samus Returns a few years back, so would expect no less from them.

(thinking of returning to the forum gently)

Rise of the Tomb Raider. Mostly great, but man she does a lot of killing rather than tomb raiding. Currently caught in an annoying bottle neck were she has to swim below ice and pick off bad guys.

Welcome back Richmond.

I quite enjoyed the reboot Tomb Raider Trilogy, and Rise is probably the best of the bunch.
If you don't have it already, I would recommend the Baba Yaga DLC - a bonkers little side quest that can be optioned during the main story-line.

Best not to think about the amount of people Lara (or affable Nathan Drake for that matter) have killed throughout their careers - suffice to say Dark Judge membership could feasibly be on offer.

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Welcome to the board / Re: PHIL...
« on: 14 October, 2021, 10:18:08 AM »
do colin dream of electric sheep

They dream of contests comparing the best electric sheep.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 14 October, 2021, 10:14:30 AM »
While waiting on Metroid Dread to arrive in the post I downloaded Doom (2016) on my PS5 partially on a curious whim / partially because it was only a coupla quid.

I WAS BLOWN AWAY. A truly unexpected 10/10 experience.
Guess I should have paid attention to those reviews after all.

I will admit that I never really took to the early Doom games, I think Doom 64 was the only one I really gave the old college try, probably because the N64 cartridge cost about €100 in today's money and as a teenager I was too broke at the time to squander the purchase.

This re-imagining by Bethesda / id Software is just about everything I look for in a First-person shooter, and takes some of the best elements from games such as Halo and Metroid Prime.
I had a frantic and fun few hours every night after work this past week, and completed the main campaign last night. The game length was perfectly judged by the way, each of the 13 levels taking about an hour each.
It's definitely one to go back to for mopping up weapon mods / collectibles etc. I may even go for the Platinum, as it doesn't seem too hard a task.

A quick perusal of Amazon this morning has the 2020 sequel Doom Eternal going dirt cheap too - so that's lined up for November, right after the aforementioned Metroid Dread.

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Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 01:44:17 PM »
Anybody using the name Grover who isn't a furry blue monster is guilty of muppet-ural appropriation.

The gentrification of Sesame Street. How did it come to this?

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Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 01:41:10 PM »
The crux of the matter is this; Cebulski used the pseudonym around 15 - 20 years ago when it's likely no-one gave a flying fuck.

We can assume his rise to EIC at Marvel had everything to do with the fact he was good at the job and a personable fellow, and little to do with the fact he wrote some Kitty Pryde comics that eleven people read in 2005.
If there was an issue with the Akira (I can't believe I'm typing this) Yoshida pseudonym, it was probably handled internally by Marvel HR / Management.

My opinion on this specific topic (and not all topics of perceived inequality I feel I must add, for obviousness sake) - informed, and unapologetically dismissive, is as valid as anyone's - including Steven S. DeKnight's
My ethnicity and background is completely irrelevant - as is Steven S. DeKnight's. Unless it's about which one of us you agree with.

As for the topic in hand - I'm a nobody, a Niemand if you will (sorry, just a sprinkle of much needed levity) shooting the shit on a bespoke comic forum on a quiet day in the office. My opinion matters as much as the brand of cholesterol reducing oat milk you're about to pour into your coffee.
DeKnight is a well regarded Hollywood writer / producer calling for his current boss to be dismissed via social media admonishment. Bit of a tosser if you ask me.

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Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 12:14:43 PM »
As demonstrated by some posts on this very thread, fictional writing is achievable for anyone - regardless of their skill set.

If you like the idea of going the pseudonym route, be mindful that some may take issue with the following:

Steelgrave - American
Grover - Punjabi
Skuter - Fictional
Ripley - English
Hamilton - Irish / Scottish
Powell - Welsh
Niemand - German / Scottish





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