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  1. DukeOfEarlsfield

    Nintendo Switch

    Portable Combat Evolved?
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    Bill and Ted 3

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    A movie watchers blog

    Yeah, don’t use that term outside of it’s correct context for a start.
  4. The latter. I couldn’t care less about RLM or whoever they are.
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    This is one of the worst concepts for a movie ever. Take Anne Rice writing bondage porn under a nom de plume and then try and make a romantic comedy out of it. Where the ‘comedy’ is provided by Rosie O’Donnel and Danananan Ackroyd in full on wacky mode. And still managed to be worse than that poster. Completely destroyed Paul Mercurio’s chance of a career in Hollywood. Worst film I’ve ever seen is a tie between the first Michael Bay Transformers movie (a film where nothing, literally nothing made any sense) and Borat (I’ve seen films that have made me laugh less but Borat has a nasty, mean, hateful streak in it that assumes it’s audience does to. I felt dirty just watching it. Vile piece of shit). Special mentions as well for Kill Bill part 2 and Waterworld.
  6. Entirely subjective, obviously, but not for me. It lacks ambition and a coherent style (edit:actually, that doesn’t quite describe my point of view and I’m not sure how to accurately express it at the moment). It’s far, far better than most superhero movies though. I really appreciated what Black Panther was doing with it’s aesthetics, I thought it was really trying something interesting and not what I expected. Of course, nothing compared to Spider-Verse. I don’t know anything about her back story or Kree/Skrulls but I thought the opening was very clear. Oooh, where/who was she? One thing I forgot to mention, the nods to Stan Lee were very well done. Really sweet.
  7. Watched it this morning. You don’t have to know anything about the comics or the MCU to follow what’s happening. There are two end credit bits, one right at the very end. The cons: It has that typical Marvel weightlessness to it. It never feels like there’s anything at stake. When everything kicks off, I was enjoying the ride, but I wasn’t emotionally invested in it. Again, like every other Marvel film (Black Panther and GotG excepted) it’s visually and musically bland. With all of the mid-nineties to play with the most adventurous the film got with it’s music was Elastica. Having said that, my Girlfriend loved it. The pop-grunge thing really worked for her. The Pros: Brie Larson is perfect in the lead role. Marvel’s casting is exemplary yet again and she embodies the role better than any Marvel Superhero since RDJ or Hemsworth in my opinion. The supporting cast are superb too. All of them are excellent and engaging and really elevate the average story and relatively workman like script. The de-aging effects are really well done. Only once did it veer into uncanny-valley territory. Although oddly I did think Goose was a bit rubbish. The special effects when Carol powers up are superb. By far and away the most ‘super’ of superhero depictions I’ve seen on a screen. Like you could really feel how powerful she was. The ending is electric. One of the better Marvel movies for me, but still in that Marvel safe-zone. My girlfriend absolutely loved it.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    Kind of. Queer is a kind of catch-all term for anyone who feels their gender and/or sexual identity doesn’t fit into a clearly labelled box. If someone doesn’t feel they fit comfortably in one of the LGBT labels, but also don’t feel they are heteronormative, then they can claim the Q label. It can also be used as a kind of short-hand for the entire LGBTQ spectrum. Sex and gender is messy, is the short answer.
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    The iOS gaming thread

    This is interesting: https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/06/gameclub-resurrect-ios-games/ If it includes Hook World then I'm in. It needs to include the Llamasoft games as well.
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    New Star Manager

    What are your favourite/most effective formations? I was playing with a standard 4-4-2 for a while as it fitted the personnel I had. I then started using 4-2-2-2 as it allowed me to play a highly rated FRC in the attacking midfielder role. It also meant that when I brought a low rated FL through the youth academy I could put him on the left to give my sole ML a rest in games we were winning comfortably. I would usually use it with an Attacking approach, but it didn’t seem very good when Defending and seemed to get over run by teams with strong/packed midfields. But a mid game injury crisis necessitated a quick re-jig and I opted for a 4-3-3 and Counter. Bloody hell, the difference is amazing. Most of the time I get the ball just inside my own half with three forwards ahead of the ball ready to break against a defence with a high defensive line. I pass the ball forward as quickly as possible and run straight at the goalie before knocking it across to one of the other strikers for a tap in. Even though the FL is crap with little potential he’s banging them in at an absurd rate. 8 game winning streak now.
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Love David Squires this week. https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2019/mar/05/david-squires-on-liverpool-being-blown-off-course-in-premier-league-title-race-manchester-city-cartoon Special bonus reference for those of us who had a C64 in our youth
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    http://feeds.daysofwonder.com/~r/dowblog-en/~3/ekw4XM4e_Oc/ I missed the original Air Pack and there’s no way I’m going to pay the insane ebay prices for it so this is amazing news.
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    Xbox One X just died and MS are utter tripe

    Yes, they can do. I’ve done a similar thing with Apple. But the manufacturer is not legally obliged to and as a result can mess you around with no consequences. The retailer is obliged by law to resolve the fault in a timely manner.
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    New Star Manager

    I use the controllers and buttons for everything apart from setting off-the-ball runs, where I use the touchscreen. As far as I can work out it's the only way you can play the game properly. Docked play is virtually impossible.
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    Ape Out - Aesthetically goshdarned lovely smash-em-up.

    It’s slightly nore forgiving and less fiddly. It takes three shots (or one big explosion) to kill you so you have a little leeway. The guards take a second to react as well. On the other hand you don’t have guns so sometimes you have to leg it round a corner. Hotline Harambe, as I call it now.

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