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  1. I think what maybe new666uk was meaning is that running games on a real Amiga is much more of a faff than with other retro systems. Like you said, you at least need an 8MB if you want to run 90% of WHDLoad games, because they put entire disks into memory (anything over 1 disk is likely not to work). Next you've got to get the games onto the CF card. And because the Amiga uses a different file format to Windows or a Mac, you're probably going to have to use an emulator like WinUAE to mount your windows folders AND your CF card, before you even put it into an Amiga! And something I've found to be really annoying when going back to the Amiga is just how frigging complicated things were back then. You forget how easy things are now - compatibility, drag n drop, speed - all that stuff that the Amiga struggles with or doesn't do at all. The best bet is to just buy an Amiga CF card/IDE adaptor, formatted for the Amiga 1200 and preloaded with WHDLoad games. It costs about £35, but it's definitely worth it over the pain of doing it yourself. And buy an 8MB RAM expansion. You probably don't need an accelerator, unless you want to play the crappy Doom clones from 95 onwards.
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    Dredd: Mega City One

    In that article Karl Urban said: So basically Dredd is little more than a reoccurring cameo? I get it why this works in Marvel films (e.g. Tony Stark turning up in other films) because the characters are already well established in their own films. But making Dredd a cameo when he's only been in one film (when it's him you really want to watch) sounds a bit daft. Or cheap.
  3. Remember when the Preston Thomas said he'd leave social media and never come back after losing that competition with George? as in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9oLGiJHuPI Is this not his "Dulcet tones" on this video? With this video promoting a new Facebook group.. Anyway, what happened with the court case? This is hilarious (Taken from the Levy leaks website) - http://www.zxvega.co.uk/levy-leaks/david-levy-fails-to-attract-people-to-child-sex-robots/ http://loveandsexwithrobots.org/awards/
  4. I know it's all down to personal tastes (I agree that I think Skyfall is one of the worst Bond films), but it's amazing how you can apply that to the other poor films in the Bond series. Octopussy - has moments of brilliance and ends up with Roger Moore dressed as a clown Die Another Day - starts off amazing, then introduces the Aston Martin "Vanish" as well as having shit CGI surfing Skyfall - starts off interesting, ends up as "Home Alone" in the Scottish Highlands, goes to the lowest common denominator fan service shit - "Hey, here's Bond's Aston Martin DB5 that Craig's Bond won in Casino Royale. But it's got all the gadgets from Goldfinger with absolutely no explanation to it at all - never mind it being blown up in Thunderball - but look ASTON MARTI|N DB5!!! Woooo" Spectre - is this the one where they introduce Blofeld again? Interesting! Ah yes, but for some reason he's Bond's step brother, never been mentioned before up until now, BUT HE'S BEEN BEHIND EVERYTHING BECAUSE WE JUST SAID SO. And then let's just have various scenes from other Bond films to remind you that it's Bond. Mexican hotel that doubled as a Casino in Licence to Kill? Check. Mountain Top Swiss Clinic from On Her Majesties Secret Service? Check. Fight on a moving train in From Russia With Love? Check. Bond girl (Monica Belucci) that somehow succumbs to Bond's charms that merely consist of him talking to her, which was rightly ridiculed in Roger Moore's films, and has no other purpose than eye candy and to be shagged by Bond? Check. Skyfall got away with it a bit, as the script is utter garbage but it looks really good (switch off brain, just look at the stunning images as Bond fights someone), but Spectre really came across as lazy. Never mind Danny Boyle leaving, they really need to look at how they're going to take this forward for the next 3-4 films. Purvis and Wade have been writing Bond scripts since The World Is Not Enough in 1999 - nearly 20 years! Directors come and go, tart things up, make it "fresher" by making it look a bit more like Bourne, or whatever is fashionable at the time (or Purvis and Wade have to use something decent as source material, like Casino Royale), but it does feel like it's now at a natural point to get rid of Craig and start over again. With someone that can right something decent and at least has a long term plan on where to take Bond for the next few films. Danny Boyle could have been that person, Matthew Vaughn and Christopher Nolan have both spoken about how they'd like to tackle Bond (Vaughn was even linked to Casino Royale), but I somehow don't see Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson giving up creative control, because it's their only source of revenue (just a guess but I don't think Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool generated as much revenue as Skyfall, as shit as it was).
  5. Yeah, that was probably me! It was at the time after Licence to Kill, when the Bond franchise was in legal limbo, but Dalton was still Bond. The plot was that Connery's Bond had gone rogue, basically becoming the typical Bond villain, and Dalton had to find the other two Bonds (Moore and Lazenby) to take him down. A similar story was in 1997 Sony announced that Thunderball/Never Say Never Again was going to be remade again, this time called Warhead 2000, with Dalton reprising Bond and Connery playing the villain. (It was from the whole legal issues with Kevin McClory winning the rights to Thunderball as it was based on a screenplay he had co-written with Flemming. It's also why Blofeld was missing from the Bond franchise for so long, McClory essentially came up with the character and as a result owned the rights. McClory's estate allowed the use of Blofeld for SPECTRE). And getting back to Mission Impossible, a number of the stunt sequences from the first MI were "taken" from the original script for Goldeneye (again, when it was Dalton). The opening sequence was supposedly Bond chasing a train through in an Aston Martin, before jumping on to defuse a bomb.
  6. I might have been exaggerating about the "raping your childhood memories", but it's barely more than an ad serving list site, using click bait to get those visitors in.
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    Netflix Recommendations - See OT for other thread

    Going to watch this later, it looks like a film taking the same cast from the amazing "Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special"
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    Avengers: Infinity War - April 2018

    Wolverine. Played by a new actor.
  9. Are 1 star reviews not just a new form of click bait? Why bother giving a well written review that gives a slightly below average score when you can give it a score of "1 out of whatever "and a "WHY THIS MOVIE RAPES YOUR CHILDHOOD MEMORIES" headline, while filling the page with shit adverts and links to list articles along the lines of "127 MOVIE SEQUELS THAT WILL RAPE YOUR CHILDHOOD" because you're business is purely built around dopey advertisers paying for impressions, instead of clicks?
  10. Yeah, the problem was that Sinclair were cheap, sorry innovative, when making the Spectrum +. It was basically the same motherboard, but the keyboard had a host of new keys on it (like cursor keys), that were actually existing keys - they were just "taken" out of the existing keys and made their own (for example, the " key was made by pressing shift and P, so the Spectrum + keyboard had to physically carry out the shift and P, rather than just having a completely new key as the board wouldn't understand it). Now the Spectrum Next could have just done away with all that - like the Spectrum +2 did - but they decided to make the board only option compatible with both the rubber key and Spectrum + original units. I've said this before, while that seemed like a good idea at the time, I think having the board only option has cause a load of headaches they didn't need. The amount of issues that came from people having problems with the Next board and the original Spectrum boxes seemed to be quite overwhelming when it was launched last year. Plus the keyboard membrane has delayed the project by another 3 months or so. Still, it looks great and I'm hoping we get it in our hands by next month!
  11. Defender of the Crown is an Amiga classic, but I remember seeing this on the CDTV and thinking "this is the future of gaming" You can also burn the ISO and play on a CD32. I didn't get to play it until years later, but the C64 version is quite good too.
  12. Great thread - I'll need to check out that DS exploit as Brain Training was a giveaway title when the Virtual Console service launched (although it says you may have to redownload it). I'll give this a try over the next few days!
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    C64 ownership at last - psu question

    One of the (many) benefits of Commodore's being slightly higher technical level than Spectrums (and I owned a Spectrum) is that they had a composite video/audio out already built in. You just need to buy the cable, but it only costs a few quid.
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    Disenchantment - Matt Groening on Netflix

    You might think "this is made by the guy who knows animated sitcoms, he pioneered the genre, so he should be able to hit the ground running and make a good animated sitcom straight away. Because he's been there. Done that. " Then you think "wait a minute, Futurama stopped 10 years ago and The Simpsons has been shite for 15 years"
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    Top Gun: Maverick

    He's worked with Stanley Kubrick (Eyes Wide Shut) Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia) Michael Mann ( Collateral) As you say.. and.. Martin Scorcese (Color of Money) Ridley Scott (Legend) Francis Ford Coppola (The Outsiders) Ron Howard (Far and Away) Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July) Steven Speilberg (Minority Report, War of the Worlds) Sydney Pollack (The Firm) He's worked with some of the most talented directors of the past 50 years, but he's still through of being a someone who sells movies based on his grin (and a "weirdo scientologist"). As you say, I think underneath it all he has a drive to be the best at what he does and his choices have maybe been a bit "strange" of the past couple years, but it's easy to forget just who he's managed to work with.And I'm sure those choices weren't random, either...

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