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Off Topic / Re: Objet de désir
« on: 21 June, 2019, 11:58:03 am »
During my year long (now finished) 40th Birthday celebration I indulged myself in a couple of G1 Transformers.

I have Trypticon which I managed to snag for £50, brand new. He normally retails at around £150. He's a base and a massive Dinosaur and will be displayed as the latter.

The second wave of seekers (Jet planes) - Dirge, Ramjet and Thrust. They're re-releases of original versions, metal parts an' all. £45 quid odd as I recall.

The mighty Optimus Prime. He's almost as tall as Trypticon and his chest opens revealing the Matrix.

For the future I've been eyeing up a complete collection of Dinobots and Death's Head (Transformers Marvel version.


Prog / Prog 2136 - Last Chance To Shine!
« on: 15 June, 2019, 01:05:01 pm »
Cover by Tiernen Trevallion.

Thrill of the future - Feral & Foe by Dan Abnett and Richard Elson.

Dredd - The Samaritan, part 1 starts well and even though Chinface only appears in one panel it is a sight to behold.

Scarlet Traces - Homefront, Part 10 has some excellent use of colour with it's various shades of purple against the stark black and greys of Space and the Moon respectively. Great writing, too. This series begs for a hardback collection.

Thistlebone - Part 2: A very talky episode (in a good way) giving a bit more background to the Cult. I like the slow burn aspect of this and the artwork is stunning! Again, Hardback please!

Absalom - Terminal Diagnosis, Book 2, Part 1 which weighs in at a meaty 10 pages. And why not? Action heavy and the loss of Clockwork Kojak sees the team fragmented and pretty beaten. Glad to see the return of the series and if it's to be the last I'm going to start banging on about Hardback collections again.

There is a letters page.

Great Prog!


Prog / Re: Prog 2124 - The New Normal
« on: 24 March, 2019, 07:01:17 pm »
Survival Geeks. Happy to have 30 consecutive episodes of this.

Wait what??? Where was this said?

I think this is wishful thinking on Richard's part rather than a statement of fact.

General / Re: new 2000ad RPG to funded via Kickstarter
« on: 18 March, 2019, 02:48:19 pm »
I know there wasn't any response here but there was interest on Facebook. That being the case, I've set up a Facebook group to GMs to share content and discuss the game. All welcome! Thanks!

I've requested to join, just waiting for confirmation.


Megazine / Meg 406 - Flower Power.
« on: 17 March, 2019, 07:35:30 am »
Good cover featuring rampaging Tree-People, by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague.

Dredd - Planted,: Action heavy finale to this two-parter. There's also a small appearance by a small battalion. Great artwork on this.

Lawless - Ashes to Ashes: Grandma Lawson has a productive and informative chat detailing the true nature of the Zhind. Things seem to be taking another interesting turn. Maybe the Old Ma Lawson thing is a bit of a red herring.

Storm Warning - Green and Pleasant Land: More Tree-Hugging hippies and a trip around the Hanging Tree. Love the artwork on this series. Brit-Cit Lawmasters look like a bit of a handful when it comes to driving.

Blunt - Book 2: Good episode which reveals a bit more about what's actually going on. I could tell you all about the crystals but you'll just have to try and read my mind. This episode also features some excessive chinnage. Bruce forsythe and Jimmy Hill are mere pretenders to the throne.

Dark Judges - The Torture Garden: The crowning jewel of the Megazine! The survivors go for a run in the woods, with horrifying consquences. This series is excellent and once again we see how a new Dark Judge can be done right (see also: the glorious, Deadworld).

The Zhind seem to feature quite a bit across this Meg. Could it be building up to something more?

There are also four text pieces - A crowd funder Horror comic, GRYYYM. Interrogations: Dan Watters, comic writer. Casper Wijngaard, artist and a classic comics picece featuring Tammy and Jinty.

Great Meg!


Prog / Prog 2123 - It's Time To Bring The Magic Back.
« on: 16 March, 2019, 12:43:24 pm »
Lovely wraparound cover of returning thrill, Kingmaker, by Leigh Gallagher.

Dredd - Citizenship: A good but dark story which mirrors current events in the real world. Dredd seems a bit more callous than usual.

Survival Geeks - Dungeons and Dating. The Geeks return for a new series and they're on a quest for...I don't know. It's the first part after all. Good opener.

Kingmaker - Ouroboros: Loved the first series and this one starts well. It reads a bit like Lord of the Rings until we get to that panel featuring an aerial battle. Great stuff!

Grey Area - Making History: A very interesting development after a lot of talking. The last panel really is something to behold.

That's right, four strips. Good Prog, regardless. There is also a letters page.


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 16 March, 2019, 06:26:01 am »
I'm currently re-playing Bro Force on the PS4. Hard mode doesn't actually seem very hard at all.


Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 16 March, 2019, 06:23:45 am »
Redacted! Apologies, wrong thread!


Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 March, 2019, 06:19:17 am »
Europe is clearly an Evil institution. This is evidenced by the extra rights granted to workers, such as better pay, less hours and proper holiday entitlement. Another example of their foul machinations would be not allowing the sale of food products that have been turned into poison by Unscrupulous businesses desperate to make a profit even if it kills you.

How can anyone in their right mind want to be protected from harm or mistreatment?


General / Re: new 2000ad RPG to funded via Kickstarter
« on: 16 March, 2019, 06:07:48 am »
Well, I got my copy through the post - anybody else?

Received mine just over a week ago. Hardcover core rulebook and softcover Robot Wars book. I'm still deciding what sort of character type to go for, though I'm edging towards an Anti-Judge/Pro Democracy troublemaker with some underlying criminal tendencies. The agony of choice!


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 15 February, 2019, 09:51:24 am »
There is free DLC available for the mighty Resident Evil 2. Three new story missions featuring NPC's from the game.


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 01 February, 2019, 11:39:41 am »
I've just finished the second scenario for the Resident Evil 2 remake. Amazing game! A more than worthy update of one of the best horror games of all-time. The graphics are stunning and the game has some of the best lighting effects I've seen on a console title.

Horror-wise, it ranges from 'I'm very concerned' to 'Fuck me, sideways! What am I going to do?' Seriously, this game is steeped in tension. Even when you think you're safe you can sometimes get a nasty surprise, such as a crowd of zombies crashing into the room. There are no magic doors in this game. Except for the Save-Rooms

I could ramble on but I've unlocked The 4th Survivor so I'm going to have a go on that.


Prog / Prog 2115. Next-Gen Policing.
« on: 19 January, 2019, 11:35:28 am »
Lovely cover by Cliff Robinson with colours by Dylan Teague.

There's a Droid Life cartoon.

Dredd has an excellent opening episode. Judge Randy is the new man in town and the top job is up for grabs. Looks like a bit of a shake-up might be coming to the strip but I could be wrong.

Brink has actually grown on me and the last few episodes have been pretty interesting. This week is actually quite spectacular.

Skip Tracer. I always read the whole Prog, even the stories I'm not keen on, hence Brink growing on me. The difference with Skip Tracer is that we are now in a third series and it still does nothing for me. I will persevere.

Tharg's 3hrillers - Keeper of Secrets. Very interesting first episode featuring horror and Cockneys'. Seems like a bit of a Clive Barker vibe going on here, in the art and writing, though I'm not sure that's actually the intention. Two of Clive's short stories sprang to mind - The Midnight Meat Train and one I can't remember the name of which featured the discovery of a burial site in London. Anyway, This is a good opener.

Fiends of the Eastern Front. An action heavy episode to finish the current series. Look forward to it's return.

There's a letters page.


General / Re: Subscriber free gifts.
« on: 19 January, 2019, 10:56:25 am »
Received the Cam Kennedy subscribers gift this morning. Beautiful stuff and worth throwing more thanks towards Tharg and Rebellion. I wonder if we'll see packs featuring different artists in the future?


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 18 January, 2019, 11:34:09 am »
There's a playable Demo for the Resident Evil 2 remake available for download. It's time locked and can only be played for a maximum of thirty minutes. The graphics are stunning and you get a sizeable area to explore. I've had the game on pre-order since it was announced being a massive fan of the series.

Red Dead Redemption 2 which is nice to look at and fun to play but it can be a bit of a grind at times. The online has it's moments but a lot needs to change if they want people to be playing this for years to come. There has also been suggestions of harsh working conditions and unrealistic schedules forced on Rockstar employees just to get the game out by a certain date. Games companies have been taking the piss for a long time which leads me nicely into...

...Black ops 4 which is one part good, one part bland and one part Dogshit. Zombies is still fun and it's been shaken up a bit with new mechanics and sizeable stages that look quite nice. Blackout is a bit dull and the graphics aren't that great. Multiplayer is absolutely awful with piss-poor hit detection, bad level design and awful primary colours which sting the eyes with their brightness. It's a far cry from COD WW2 which actually plays like a Call of Duty game and has some beautifully detailed levels. I still play Team Deathmatch on WW2* if anyone wants their arse handed to them  ;)


*on PS4, Napalm_Kev

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