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General / Re: Mini-rant about going digital
« on: 06 December, 2019, 01:39:14 pm »
Probably also worth noting that when I subscribed to the Prog, I didn’t get three free months of back issues sent to my door, but digital subscribers do get that bonus.

True - that's one advantage, I guess, of a digital sub. Although you don't get the benefit if you move from print to digital as you already have those progs. Unless you unsub for 3 months, which would be a bit of a dick move.

Not directly related, but I notice I'm getting emails with re-sub offers, which means Marketing probably regard me as a lapsed subscriber, rather than someone who's just moved over to digital. The reason I mention this, is that if they're not tracking this, then they may have a false picture on subscriber retention, and therefore focusing on enticing back print subscribers (with things like the poster prog) when maybe many of them have actually just switched to digital.
This happened with me as well. I'm sure I'm accounted for somewhere, but it still seemed strange. I don't consider myself any less of a subscriber because I've gone digital.

Film & TV / Re: 007: No time to die
« on: 05 December, 2019, 09:20:43 am »
General agreement. I love Casino Royale, it's probably my favourite Bond film. Quantum was okay, albeit a disappointment after the previous. Everything since then has disagreed with me, although I've never stopped loving Daniel Craig's take on the character. As long as the new one gets better-than-average reviews, I'll be there.

Excellent, thanks for your reply. :)

Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 04 December, 2019, 09:40:47 am »
Another barn-stormer. In a decade of brilliant television this is right up there and if it sticks the landing, will go down as one of the greats. As you can tell, I'm quite the fan.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 December, 2019, 10:37:51 am »
I have little to add except to say that, at age 15, "The Fly II" was the first time I got into an 18 film! The ticket people at my local Odeon were sticklers for that.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 28 November, 2019, 05:21:54 pm »
Reserving judgement. The last one was mostly okay. How many jump-on progs do we normally have a year?

Film & TV / Re: His Dark Materials - BBC series
« on: 28 November, 2019, 11:33:39 am »
I thought the opening episode was a master class in how to set up a world. I didn’t mind the very brief expositional text at the start; it was certainly better than having some clunky dialogue explaining the daemons and hey texted based explanation are what Star Wars does and no-one seems to mind them.
Can't say I agree. By the end of the first episode it would have been obvious what daemons were, that they're attached to these people, that they're intelligent, that they're shapeshifters until they come of age, etc. All of that was handled just fine by the script.

Games / Re: Rebellion now own the Bitmap Brothers IP
« on: 26 November, 2019, 09:11:08 am »
Codemasters owns Sensisoft I think.

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Film & TV / Re: His Dark Materials - BBC series
« on: 20 November, 2019, 09:14:21 am »
I keep wondering where all the animals are

In interviews, the writer, Jack Thorne, said he had to think very carefully about putting animals in a scene or giving them a line of dialogue, since that cost so much money. HBO money isn't Netflix money, apparently.
Not to mention the violence done to them in the first three episodes already. I've assumed they haven't focused on them too much because it's a hard sell to draw the kiddy-winks in with cute animal best friends only to see them throttled by a monkey or squished in someone's hand. And with more to come.

Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 20 November, 2019, 09:12:09 am »
Wow. The Looking Glass episode was incredible. This series is top shelf.

Film & TV / Re: His Dark Materials - BBC series
« on: 20 November, 2019, 08:53:11 am »
Episode 3 was the best so far -- amazing what a good, driving narrative will do for an episode. The raid on Mrs. Coulter's apartment was particularly good. Hopefully this signifies a step up, because until now it's been watchable and good-looking, but weirdly dissonant.

General / Re: Mega City 1 Judge ID tattoo question
« on: 19 November, 2019, 05:50:24 pm »
Lol I'd forgotten about that frame.

Website and Forum / Please address connection timeouts in the Windows app
« on: 17 November, 2019, 05:02:41 pm »
Hello to the software droids! Please look into continual timeouts when the Windows 2000AD app tries to connect to the store. It's a nice app but half the time I have to download directly from the website when I'd rather the app managed it for me.


General / Re: How do you read yours?
« on: 12 November, 2019, 02:22:00 pm »
Dredd first, then whatever other strip has my full attention (right now that's Brink). Then any one-off's. Strips I'm unsure of, or feel I would need to re-read the previous episode to fully appreciate, wait until they're complete. (Ironically this is more friction-free since going digital.)

News / Re: Game News - Judge Dredd: Crime Files
« on: 11 November, 2019, 09:39:09 am »
That's what put me off as well -- plus the whole thing is fiddly on a screen the size of my S5's.

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