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  1. linkster

    What are you reading at the moment?

    Pretty sure I read that for O level English
  2. linkster

    What are you reading at the moment?

    Sounds a bit like Triffids
  3. linkster

    What are you reading at the moment?

    I just finished Taiko, which was £13 on Kindle but took me about a month. All about the ‘true’ rise to prominence of one of the architects of modern Japan
  4. linkster

    Your unearthed gems

    When the Last Sword is Drawn used to be on Netflix, fabulous Japanese drama spanning the end of the feudal era and the start of modern society
  5. linkster

    League of Gentlemen

    I saw the last live tour, fortunately had only seen the season one at that time otherwise most of the show was recycled some dark shit tho. Like the guy from Creme Brûlée speaking from beyond the grave ...
  6. linkster

    A movie watchers blog

    That’s what I meant, probably fine for someone her age, but given the hype I expected something that more age types would like too
  7. As a budget It’s peanuts - the front end menus on Dirt famously cost half a million - but at the time nothing was low risk
  8. linkster

    A movie watchers blog

    Love Simon is impossible not to like but it surprised me just how much like a pre teen magazine it is in tone. There really wasn’t anything relatable to those involved. I’m sure it’s fine for the audience it’s aimed at but I thought Blockers handled the same kind of material much better, it just shot itself in the foot with an awful brand image.
  9. linkster

    A movie watchers blog

    Howard the Duck First attempt to watch. Wow what an ugly bastard. Duck puns, condoms, prostitution and swearing, with an absolutely horrible looking character. Who the hell was it aimed at? ive never had any desire to see it, other than Mark Kermkde reviewing Scott Pilgrim by tweeting “Howard the Duck” im not seeing it personally
  10. linkster

    A Quiet Place

    Signs is in an altogether different league
  11. from what I recall this was one of the last commercial decisions of the old guard - the Darlings, Nick Wheelright (now of Playground but at the time a complete fantasist booking the Assembly Rooms in Leamingtln and having the whole company hear how we were going to experience ‘super growth’ even with no games ...) it cost £1m up front to FRD and then a fairly weak advertising budget, I am not sure if it lost money but the management were bought out very soon after and Rod Cousens came in little known fact but we were offered TimeSplitters 4 a few years later but turned it down. FRD went under not long after.
  12. Ah now you’ve made the mistake of assuming cos I said there was an argument that it must have had some rational basis to it Three aspects I guess. One they felt it as an action adventure and Zelda doesn’t offer that kind of config. Second was CM needed the game out by financial year end so they signed up to a silly deadline to achieve that and weren’t interested in CM publishing ‘designers’ coming along with reams of suggestions they didn’t have time to do. Third even where the two sides agreed, the personalities involved meant they wouldn’t admit it happy days.
  13. I remember a pretty heated argument about it tween us at CM and FRD. As always they won fairly sure Zelda would have been referenced at some point ...
  14. That was one of mine. loved working with FRD. Still in touch.
  15. linkster

    A movie watchers blog

    Just about to watch Spirited Away in my favourite cinema

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