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  1. Rudderless

    Cuphead. Classic cartoon inspired side-scroller

    Yep, definitely better shifting it to one of the triggers, I did that for the PC version. The default controls are weird.
  2. John fucking Williams.
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    Line of Duty (BBC)

    Kate's the baddie. They're obviously leading us up the garden path with Hastings and Steve's as straight as they come. So by process of elimination...
  4. Accent aside, I didn't mind Alice - she was the only one who didn't sound bored or tired most of the time. Jovovich and McShane are absolutely phoning it in. Harbour does his best, but the script doesn't give him much to work with. A career low for Stephen Graham, too. And yeah, the summoning bits, lol.
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    Nintendo Labo VR

    It's great. Image is a little fuzzy, as you'd expect (though it looks far better than I feared) and it's alarmingly easy to get tiny bits of cardboard fibre on the lens (or maybe it's the screen) but otherwise some of the most fun I've had this year. The blaster feels wonderful, the bird is wonderfully daft and the boy has really taken to the fish photography game. If they don't do some kind of Pokémon Snap thing with the camera - though a bonus minigame in Sword/Shield is probably more likely - then there's something wrong.
  6. Saw it this morning. It's a mess. Stinks of studio interference, but I fear the script was beyond saving. It's not entirely without merit - there are a couple of half-decent set-pieces - but it's all over the place: disjointed, full of would-be 'edgy' swearing and even the gory stuff isn't particularly creative. There's also some laughably bad CG - one particular effect late on is unbelievably rough.
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    Afterburner climax

    Tried the iOS version, deleted it within half an hour. Don't bother, folks.
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    Chernobyl (HBO/Sky)

    Don't wear loose underpants while watching it, etc.
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    The Alan Partridge Thread

    "A cross between Margaret Thatcher's and a brown cloud." Not quite as good as last week's (the first half was almost too excruciating to watch at times) but still fantastic.
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    The Walking Dead!

    (Am I the only one who quite likes Ezekiel?) Anyway, yeah, very good episode. Simmering tension all the way through, and then...that.
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    The Walking Dead!

    Really good this week. No, really. Properly dark and disturbing, and Danai Gurira was terrific.
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    It's not the worst film I've ever seen, but for me the worst in recent memory is Mile 22. For some bizarre reason Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg (and the writers, I guess) have decided that Wahlberg should be one of the most pointlessly obnoxious characters in the history of cinema, yelling abuse in people's faces for no good reason. Oh, but it's because he's actually some kind of genius savant - and let's be honest, that's a heck of a thing to ask an audience to believe of Mark Fucking Wahlberg - who completes blank jigsaw puzzles in his spare time, and has this intensely irritating habit of snapping an elastic band against his wrist. Apart from that, its action scenes are incomprehensibly edited, completely wasting Iko Uwais's considerable talents as a martial artist in fight scenes that just don't make any kind of visual sense. It's also got John Malkovich in a truly appalling wig and even his scenery-chewing is more boring than usual thanks to the witless script. It says a lot that for Lauren Cohan (far and away the best thing in, despite playing a complete nothing of a character) this is a massive step down from even the lowest points of The Walking Dead. It's dire.
  13. There are better performances in the film, but he was decent in The Lost City of Z. But I've seen him in a few things lately and he's not been very good in any of them.
  14. This rather petered out towards the end, I thought. Found myself struggling to care about any of the characters, though the set-pieces were generally well done (the helicopter sequence was all the more gripping because it felt plausible). Watchable but forgettable. And Charlie Hunnam really can't do accents, can he?
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    Switch - Too many ports?? (Ports Die Twice)

    As someone who owned a Wii U, I think it's fair to be a bit disappointed at the volume of first-party games that aren't ports, not least after Nintendo made a point of saying we'd get one 'big' release every month because they didn't have to focus on two devices anymore. That's not to dismiss the quality of first-party stuff so far, of course. What we've had has been excellent - BOTW is an all-timer, Odyssey was wonderful, I completely fell in love with ARMS and Splatoon 2 has been growing and getting better since launch (and the DLC was brilliant). But since? I'm glad more people are getting to play the likes of Captain Toad, NSMBU and Mario Kart 8 for the first time, but when you've played those games already and we're not even getting the smaller, more experimental games we saw on DS/3DS or via WiiWare etc, I can see why people who have it as their main console might feel slightly let down. And that's not even talking about the Switch tax, which doesn't only apply to ports of classic games like Resi 4, but indies as well. I love my Switch - for ages I've kept it within an arm's length of my desk so I can grab it for a quick go of something between jobs (and yeah, when I should be working, too). But lately I've not been reaching for it nearly as often as I did. EDIT: Ha, I see I've basically just reiterated what Garwoofoo said, that'll teach me for grabbing a snack mid-post.
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