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    The Haunting of Hill House

    After watching the first half of the season on Friday I managed to finish this off yesterday. It's easily been my favourite series of the year, and is something which will stay with me for a while. I think the structure was fantastic - not just the way time and scene jumps were used, but also the little background touches which are never explicitly acknowledged. Whilst the characters are still broad stereotypes (a point nicely summed up in one scene between Steve and his Dad), I felt that enough time was spent with them to make the punches land that bit harder when they came.
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    Warhammer 40k Kill Team GW Campaign NOOBS WELCOME!

    In case anyone missed it, GW released the first set of FAQs/Errata for Kill Team last week. There are a few rule changes, so it's well worth taking a look through the documents. FAQ: https://whc-cdn.games-workshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/kill_team_designers_commentary_en-1.pdf Errata: https://whc-cdn.games-workshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/kill_team_errata_en-1.pdf
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    Labyrinth of Refrain - Coven of Dusk by Nippon Ichi Software

    Game Collection have both the Switch and PS4 versions in stock - they're £35.10 with the code TGCEXTRA5 this weekend. I've ordered it for the Switch, as I'd guess it'll be hard to find outside the launch window and it's a better price than £50 on Steam.
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    Star Wars!

    You also need to hang onto your bomb templates, as the Conversion Kits don't come with any. I spent about three hours punching tokens and sorting cards as I unpacked the starter set and three kits yesterday, then another twenty minutes going through my paper recycling bin trying to reclaim the bits I shouldn't have thrown away.
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    Do/did your parents game?

    My Dad taught computing at the local college, so we had a BBC B not long after they were released. He was a huge fan of the Repton games, and I remember sitting and watching him play through them - he won a Repton mug for being among the first to complete Repton 3. He bought me a C64 when I was about 8, and later on we ended up with an Amiga A500, as he wanted to play Populous. In later years he lost interest in faster paced stuff, but still spent hours playing various simulation games. Sadly, Cancer got him ten years ago, so I've no idea what he'd have been playing now - I'd imagine he'd still have a decent PC, and almost certainly an iPad. He's definitely to blame for my lifelong gaming habit.
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    Gloomhaven

    If anyone is still after a copy, Dark Sphere currently has 20+ copies in. £112 + P&P: http://www.darksphere.co.uk/p.php?p=86843
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    Gaming surfaces

    You could always take a look at Yoga Mats, as they're usually either made from neoprene or a similar non-stick surface over a foam backing. They're generally 6ft x 2ft, so are a good size for gaming tables. Two of them may only set you back about £20ish, compared to about £60 for a printed 6x4 from Deep-Cut or UrbanMatz. That said, I've got about 10 neoprene gaming mats hanging around the house, and I absolutely love them. I've just received one of Deep-Cut's 6x3 Wild West mats, which is great for Star Wars Legion.
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    All Grainger Games stores are now closed

    This is a real shame, as i’ve used them on and off since they had the old fixed stall in the Grainger Market. The Pontefract branch was the kind of place you could still stand and talk gaming with the staff, so best of luck to them and everyone else who is affected by this.
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    Sea of Thieves - Forsaken Shores free major DLC 27.09.18

    The offer's finally gone live on the UK Xbox store: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/d/xbox-one-x-1tb-console/8nq33jvv1s9v/lwmm?ocid=SalesandspecialFR_Q3_feature1_Halo_5_bundle I've got to admit that I'd given up hope, so picked up a One X from Grainger Games yesterday. At least it came with the month's free Game Pass trial, which gives you a second month for free (assuming you've never tried the service before).
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    SNES Mini

    Whilst Amazon are showing as sold out, I've just managed to order one via Prime Now for delivery sometime between 10 and 12 this morning (I'm in the Leeds delivery area). £80 rather than £70, but better than eBay.
  11. 1. World of Warcraft 2. Bloodborne 3. Dark Souls II 4. Dark Souls 5. The Last of Us 6. Dark Souls III 7. The Witcher III 8. Bioshock 9. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 10. Horizon: Zero Dawn 11. Metroid Prime 12. Mass Effect 3 13. Doom (2016) 14. Diablo III 15. Hyrule Warriors 16. Darksiders II 17. Borderlands 2 18. South Park: Stick of Truth 19. Xanadu Next 20. Dragon Quest Heroes II
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    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

    It's obvious that a lot of research has gone into Senua, and the way she experiences the world. I had to stop playing last night, as my wife was in tears just listening to her from across the room.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    It's £95 RRP, but the various independent shops will knock 10-25% off that.
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    Prey (2017) - Update and Mooncrash DLC available now!

    I feel they made a bit of a mistake with the thanks for playing screen, as there's loads more to do after that. Whilst you can't get much further with the story, you gain access to the Trauma Lab, and clearing that out allows you to open up some more areas. It's surprisingly generous - even after another hour or two of play, I hadn't seen everything (mainly due to the humanoid monsters). I found the best way to take out the spiders was the Gloop them first, as flailing with the wrench usually leads to death. I do like the way they'll sometimes try and escape, turning back into an inanimate object once they round the corner. Wait a minute... what's a trashcan doing there?
  15. Amazon delivered, although it appears someone else has taken charge of the delivery.
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