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    John Wick 3: Parabellum - May 2019

    There's a video of Halle Berry training on that range too: YouTube action movie guy Rossatron, who has done good videos on the John Wick films before, has posted his video on Chapter 3:
  2. Oh yeah and speaking of PC FPSs: in 2007, when The Orange Box was released, Valve's episodic approach to the HL2 games seemed to be working brilliantly (with Lost Coast, Episode 1, and Episode 2 all in quick succession), and seemed a sure-fire moneymaker. So imagine what my reaction would have been if you'd told me that the momentum would just abruptly stop there, and Episode 3 would NEVER be released (face it, beli3vers ).
  3. Back in the early-2000s, it seemed like there was a rapid string of PC FPSs that set new benchmarks for high-end graphics, and were the butt of jokes about how high their system requirements were, every one of which prompted a wave of "well, looks like I'll need a new graphics card" comments: Operation Flashpoint, Doom 3, Far Cry 1, HL2 (though that scaled down to weaker PCs pretty well, except for the stuttering audio), FEAR. But then Crysis came out, and that trend seemed to stop. There have been loads of games which have progressed graphics benchmarks since then, but I don't think anything has ever surpassed Crysis as the ubiquitous go-to reference for a game with demanding hardware requirements. So if you'd gone back to 2007 and told me that in 12 years there still wouldn't be a modern replacement for the phrase "but can it run Crysis?", that would have seemed unbelievable.
  4. Hal Fife Skating/dance game in which you control Bryan Cranston's Malcolm in the Middle character as he rollerblades around Scotland. But instead of the sort of tricks you might find in THPS or Jet Set Radio, the player must execute dance moves in time with the music. HAL Fife Rhythm-action game in which the player must use a special woodwind controller to play a variety of popular songs, including "Daisy Bell", "Also sprach Zarathustra" and "The Blue Danube".
  5. Hang on, I've just remembered The Rocketeer was 1991! That was good live-action '90s competition!
  6. It's definitely the best one of the '90s. Not that there was a huge amount of competition that decade: Blade, The Mask, Men in Black, Tank Girl...
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    Games that you nearly purchased but didn't

    Can't think of anything physical, but there are a few XBLA games that I kept putting off buying and then eventually got delisted: Scott Pilgrim After Burner Climax The Simpsons Arcade
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    John Wick 3: Parabellum - May 2019

    The NYT's Anatomy of a Scene has the director talking about one of the fights. It's a surprising choice of clip to put online, since it's from right near the end of the film - but they probably had no choice but to pick this one, because despite the weapons and actor involved, it's one of the film's least gory sequences...
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    John Wick 3: Parabellum - May 2019

    As much as I enjoyed it, I don't think Chapter 3 is going to change anyone's mind. In response to @Gorf King's post about what drama and tragedy the film contains, I'd say 3 is slightly more introspective than 2 (I'm thinking of the bits where ... but it still functions primarily as a spectacular stunt/choreography showreel, and in that sense feels more like a continuation of Chapter 2 than of JW1.
  10. Sol Calibur City management sim in which players take over an Andalusian resort town, and must bring it up to the expected level of quality. But there's a time limit: the Badguy from Guilty Gear will be arriving soon, and he has very high standards!
  11. Urnout Paradise A museum is holding an exhibition of ancient ceramic vases. The player must solve puzzles in order to move all the urns out of storage and put them out on display.
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    Team Sonic Racing

    Digital Foundry comparison of the PS4/PS4 Pro version, in single player and 2/4-player split-screen modes:

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