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  1. No, it's good because it fits the remit of being identifiable as a Bond song. It's something all the classic Bond songs have done well since Dr No established the classic Bond theme. View to a Kill has the orchestral stabs from it, as does Goldeneye. Adelle's take has the orchestral swells. This take has the twangy guitar. It would be trivially easy for these musicians to just make an original theme. It's harder to make it feel like a Bond song whilst still bringing something new to the table. I think this fits the bill perfectly
  2. Couldn't disagree more. I love this song. I heard it on the radio yesterday (without any context) and about halfway through I was trying to remember which Bond film it was from. It was only when it ended they explained it's the new song. The guitar that features heavily throughout the second half is surely Bond enough, and that discordant chord that ends the song is first introduced about 1 minute in.
  3. Episode 4 was the first of two episodes this season directed by Frakes. So there's a decent chance the other one is going to be ... alright?
  4. Episode three, and Dr Jurati is back (the cybernetics expert from the Daestrom Institute)
  5. Good Time is the better film of the two I think. Having just finished Uncut Gems I'm now ready to forgive Adam Sandler, but I also need valium.
  6. New floor opened up at Bury. That's three full floors of gaming there now (and price unchanged)
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    Demon's Tilt

    Half the fun in pinball is figuring out what to do. But if you're completely new to pinball even the basics might not be too obvious, so without giving too much away... I think it's fairly obvious that there are three 'tables' stacked vertically. It's less obvious that there is some instruction text about what you should be doing next on each table over on the right side. In general you do something to start a mode (usually shoot a ramp), then you do something different to complete that mode. Completing a 'mode' awards a letter on the table, and completing all letters on all tables starts the 'wizard mode' Generally trying to follow the guidance that the game is giving you is the ticket to decent points. (My best at the moment is about 1.something billion)
  8. Wizcat

    Demon's Tilt

    That's criminal! It's still fairly hard to find a pinball machine 'in the wild', other than the odd one in a pub sometimes. There are a few good sites in London (with multiple games), 'Tilt' in Birmingham has a good few, and Arcade Club in Bury also. At 'Play Expo Manchester' in May we're hoping to have about 90 or so pinball machines on freeplay (along with all the other retro gaming cabs etc). https://www.playexpomanchester.com Drop me a PM and I can give you a discount code to tickets if interested? There are also regional pinball leagues where you can spend the afternoon playing a collectors private collection in a friendly competition. I've been at one in Yorkshire all afternoon today playing 15 or so games, eating pasties and meeting friends, all for £5. http://ukpinballleague.co.uk/ Loads of opportunities to fix this crime
  9. Source? I did some minimal research and did not come to that conclusion at all. https://www.statista.com/statistics/818419/world-tv-market-share-by-type/
  10. Don't buy from Liberty. Waay overpriced. Same for Home Leisure Direct. They just buy pins from the home hobbyists, then jack up the price and resell them. They bought my TZ a few years ago for £2k, then sold it a week or two later for about £5k :/ Addams is still going up in value, but you should be able to get a pretty decent one for about half that price - £4k to £5k.
  11. Awesome. I know Ailsa and the Scottish guys quite well - have a blast
  12. Haha, that's pretty decent. Are you aware there are regional leagues across the UK? http://ukpinballleague.co.uk/. We're all pretty friendly and some treat it more as a social than anything serious. If you do want to get serious, then the biggest comp in the world is in Pittsburgh in July. I've been the last four or five years now. As a sign of how popular pinball is getting again, last year there were 1000 tickets available for Pinburgh, and they sold out within 20 seconds
  13. https://www.team6502.org Pretty much launched a computer revolution with his work for MOS Technology and later Commodore. He helped bring affordable computing to the masses. Might make me actually pull my finger out and start sending random emails to other legends in the early computer scene to thank them for the impact they had on my life (and countless millions of others)
  14. Just finished episode two. This is gripping stuff. It's the new Making a Murderer. Everyone over Xmas will be asking "have you seen that cat thing on Netflix"? Amazing stuff Don't read anything about it. Don't watch trailers. Best watched without any knowledge about it.
  15. Rick and Morty pinball was released on sale today. 750 machines will be made, but all sold out practically instantly :/ 10 are expected to make it to the UK. So far as I can see those will all be to home owners.
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