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    Mortal Kombat 11 | April 23rd 2019

    I had MK1 on Master System. No Kano, only two stages and two buttons. It was a good version.
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    Gaming mondegreens/eggcorns (misheard audio)

    Persona songs often have that problem, you can tell the singer is just doing it phonetically with no ear for English pronunciation, while at the same time the lyrics have a lot of weird and awkward phrasing to fit the rhythm. Makes it very easy to mishear. That said, I have never heard that line sound like that in that song. (That game can't even pronounce the name Ann).
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    This week's beastcast
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    That's as bad as Alex Rae on radio clyde the other night - it's a gold star in Neil Lennon's feather!
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    I'm a fan of the away goals rule just because it's an extra bit of drama sometimes, like the other night, especially om when you have close scorelines where extra time can't apply because of it. That game might have been very different if the prospect of extra time and penalties awaited all the way through. Also, extra time and penalties is an advantage to the team playing the second leg at home.
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    This is Hip-Hop.

    Todd in the Shadows is a very good youtube music guy. One of his series goes in depth on the careers of famous one hit wonders (from an American perspective of course, some of the 'one hit wonders' we're or still are very popular acts in the UK) This is a fun video about House of Pain - Jump Around. The appalling stuff Everlast put out before that song, fuck me I don't think I have ever been at party, wedding reception or an even vaguely rock-themed nightclub which hasn't played that song at some point during the night. When that opening fanfare hits everyone mobs the dancefloor! I wonder if it might be the most deeply-embedded into pop culture hip hop song ever? DJ Muggs was the genius on that song clearly, their other stuff is kind of the same song with worse production and crap beats
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    Chaotic Productions

    Ah, yeah that's right. Again on Aguirre, Kinski also nearly killed a couple of extras, once by being beating some guy up with a sword in a fight scene and once getting drunk and shooting a gun into their tents in rage at them playing cards. Absolute psychopath.
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    Chaotic Productions

    Ah, Werner Herzog has seen some shit on his films, Klaus Kinski was an absolute nutjob. Herzog planned to get a local tribe to murder him on the set of one of them, and later pulled a gun on him. I think it was either that or Aguirre. My Best Fiend is well worth a watch.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    The people responsible for appointing McLeish need sacked too. As blatant a case of jobs for the boys as you will see. As for the new manager, I'd consider John Collins.
  10. I don't think they're even really testing anything, they will have already decided the cheapo model next time round will be drive-less. They're quietly establishing the precedent so there's no big outcry like last time. The extremely strong rumours are/were that at launch they'll have a peasant model which is less powerful and with no discs, and a next gen 'X' equivalent. This totally fits that.
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    EU tariffs on game consoles

    This would obviously only affect the xbox. Even then, it isn't made in the USA as far I know it wouldn't apply either. Bit of nothing. Edit: I suppose Stadia, potentially, but again, there is zero chance that wi will be manufactured in the US.
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    New SNK console(s): Neo Geo 2 & 3

    They're each in the shape of different versions of the Neo Geo logo.
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    Chaotic Productions

    I love a good chaotic production story, reading today about the mess that is the production of the latest version of Dr Dolittle (a $175m talking animal film by the director of Syriana, how can it fail?!) led me to discovering the amazing tales of the Rex Harrison film. There are good write ups of what happened on Wikipedia and around the internet, and I think Lindsay Ellis might have covered it in a video. It's an amazing tale, but the highlights include: -The original choice for screenwriter retired, and his writing partner was fired for missing deadlines. Rex Harrison then started being a cunt and fell out with the eventual choice. -Rex Harrison continuesd being a horrible (racist) cunt, insisting on having Sammy Davis Jr fired, making anti semitic comments to Anthony Newley, trying to have his role reduced and disrupting his scenes, and his entourage made racist comments to a black cast member. The rest of the cast hated him. -The studio decided to replace Harrison with Christopher Plummer but then changed their minds, leaving them having to pay Plummer a full pay packet. -All the animals had to be quarantined when they were brought into the UK, meaning they had to buy lots of new animals at huge expense. They also didn't have any time or money to train the animals. -Terrible weather. -Ranulph Fiennes bombed a concrete dam the production had built, in protest at the damage they were doing to the village. As a result he was thrown out of the SAS. -Sheep kept pissing on Rex Harrison, a parrot had apparently learned to shout 'cut!', a goat ate the script, a scene of ducks on a lake fell apart when the ducks were unable to swim, sank and had to be rescued. A giraffe died at some point and squirrels kept eating the set. -Locals in St Lucia threw stones at a giant snail prop following an epidemic of gastrointestinal disease on the island that had been spread by snails. -All of this and much more meant that it ended up three times over budget! It of course got very poor reviews (it is a very long boring film, supposedly for children), and came out while the Jungle Book was still on general release. As such it was a massive bomb, one of a series of films which nearly bankrupted Fox and helped cause the end of the traditional Hollywood musical. Beautiful. This seems to be a cursed property - a recent tour of the stage version collapsed just a few months ago due to poor ticket sales. The current one sounds not much better: http://collider.com/robert-downey-jr-doctor-dolittle-movie-reshoots/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Any more good disastrous production stories?
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    New SNK console(s): Neo Geo 2 & 3

    What the fuck is going on in the game industry this week with so many weird announcements? I'm all up for more stupid hardware.
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    Huge Capcom Announcement - Home Arcade

    This thing is so gloriously stupid, I love it. It reminds me of when companies used to make terrible peripherals all the time. The RE4 chainsaw controller!
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