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  1. As a matter of fact, I did! Way back in 2007!
  2. It is pretty rubbish that GRRM has had 8 years to release a couple of books and hasn’t even finished the first one yet. Too busy spending that filthy, filthy HBO lucre! If I were HBO, in 10 years’ time (or whenever the books are finally released, assuming GRRM doesn’t die beforehand), I’d pay everyone an obscene amount of money to get the band back together and do ‘alternate’ seasons from the point they originally had no more book material (season 6 onwards, right?). Sure, the anti-ageing makeup, kids and CG Diana Rigg challenges would be immense, but come on! Think big!
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    Star Trek Discovery

    It’s definitely a problem that I felt much more tension in TNG’s space battles where you popped the champagne corks if you had more than 5 ship-to-ship FX shots, and of course DS9’s marvellously constructed setpieces. There’s something very weightless about Discovery’s tone (maybe it’s that the writing is so atrocious), but apparently the new showrunner’s going to be really good so hopefully they’ll sort it out.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    You could have a show that started 5 minutes after the Voyager finale and do whatever you wanted, plot-wise. I know the Picard show is meant to be something different to TNG, but part of the appeal of it for me is finally seeing the continuation of the 24th century that Trek hit stop on (TV wise), 18 years ago. Which, amazingly, is the same length of time as between the end of Classic Trek and the start of TNG! If anything, the Disco time jump is way too big. I’d love to see them in the 25th or something! Do the same kind of update to the familiar elements that TNG did, back in the day.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    I really enjoyed it. I like massive FX.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    To be fair, that's an ending that is in spirit very much like the one from 'I, Mudd' in classic Trek. I'm sure that's why they did it. Makes no sense in the context of Disco, obvs.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    I just pre-ordered an Empress Zoia. As I fool around with both guitars and synths, it seemed a bit of a no-brainer! https://empresseffects.com/products/zoia It looks frankly amazing!
  8. I think it's a massive issue. It takes nearly 2 minutes on Xbox One X from the dashboard to get into a Fortnite lobby (which is ridiculous), probably the same to load your initial save in most open-world games including the splash screens, over 30 seconds to get into a race in Forza Horizon 4, etc etc.
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    Huge Capcom Announcement - Home Arcade

    No chance of the USB port magically allowing you to plug this into your PS4/Xbone for Street Fighter IV/V compatibility?
  10. Seems that the point is to completely solve the load times problems of this gen and vastly improve open world streaming capabilities. So it's key to console performance, not a storage thing - it will potentially transform what can be done in videogames. I'm pretty excited about the possibilities.
  11. So there was a post about this in the PS4 thread, but this is absolutely massive news so it definitely needs its own thread! Mark Cerny has talked to WIRED about Sony's next gen machine, leading to some fascinating details and discussion points. https://www.wired.com/story/exclusive-sony-next-gen-console/ A few headlines: - Revolution not evolution. - Will have a solid state drive with bandwidth faster than any SSD in any current PC. - The SSD will transform how quickly data can be streamed and will improve load times massively from current titles. - The PS5 will support 8K. - Will also support current PSVR, a future version of which is heavily implied but not yet being revealed. - Supports ray tracing, which seems to be a big focus of new graphics and (intriguingly) audio. - Jump in audio quality will 'redefine what sound can do in a videogame'. Much bigger than the leap from PS3 to PS4, and is a focus of the machine. Hardware resources being thrown at audio. - Backwards compatible with PS4 software. - Not out this year. SSD bit:
  12. Bought. Going to look into the music stuff on there this time.
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    Synths and Similar - an electronic music gear thread

    That's an awesome price. I got it for £50 way back when. I really should use it on proper tracks rather than just spacing out with it!

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