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  1. Treble

    Yoshi's Crafted World - demo out now

    Anyone who still has a 3DS knocking around needs to get the excellent conversion of Yoshi's Woolly World. It got really overlooked because of the Switch coming out around the same time
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy

    I really like Rian Johnson - he seems down to earth, fun and not particularly egotistical - but I don't really like his films. I don't feel he's progressed past the 'indie filmmaker' stage far enough by this point in his career. You know, where you've got great ideas but no money, so you rely on clever dialogue and some startling shots, but can't really pull of dialogue-free action scenes or any kind of wit or comedy. I get that same impression with Treverow and a few others of their generation of filmmakers. They aren't wunderkinds like Spielberg or Wes Anderson, or Lord and Miller - they're people with some talent who got too far into the limelight before being seasoned, it seems to me. The difficulty at this late stage is reining them in. It's hard to tell them they need a mentor, or a script editor, or anything like that when they can retort with, "My last movie made a billion dollars" but if anyone can take advise, I would expect it to be Johnson. For the new trilogy, I hope he has taken lots of advice from his peers and nails his pacing and characterisation - pares down his desire to create densely-woven but not particularly inspired plots and make something accessible without losing his personal stamp in the process.
  3. I've got up to episode 4 of the first season and it's not grabbed me yet. I think mainly because I don't think much of the characterisation/not invested in any of the characters at all. The plot is very good and the central mystery intriguing, though. So, on balance, worth me carrying on or not, d'ya reckon?
  4. What was great about it early on was how anyone could die, and anyone could win. By the end of S4, if someone had said, "The Dornish end up victors" you'd have been shocked but not surprised. If S8 ends with anything other than Cersei and Daenarys killing each other, Sam coming back with a super-weapon/super-knowledge, the dragons all dying whilst taking down the ice dragon, Jon Snow as king with all the 'baddies' losing, I'll be supremely impressed and utterly shocked.
  5. We should have a poll for how we would like it to end! * Rob Stark/Mother-of-Dragons incest-athon win * Lannister win * White Walker win * All dead, Sam creates a new society from the ashes * CLEGANEBOWL! Honk! honnnnk hooooooonk!
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    Treble's Retro Gaming PC challenge!

    Graphics card converter finally on its way, following CNY:
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    I think there's 2 factors at play: naivety and legitimacy. It's not told very well, but makes sense I guess.
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    The champion gets a pass into Zalem.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part

    Flopping is a bit strong; it opened less well than expected at $34m. The budgets for blockbuster animated films are about half what they are for live action, so if this makes $400m worldwide, I think Warners will be happy enough.
  10. Not sure what you mean... time stops when you physically stop, and only starts when you move. It's the core game mechanic. What are your enemies doing? 
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    This one might "do an Aquaman" and be relatively critic-proof. Also, its got a female lead who's not overly sexualised, and that's still a relative rarity.
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    If it helps, I thought RPO was a mediocre experience but this has a far better core story, and gets through on that.
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Just got back from this. I have to say, I really enjoyed it! Objectively it ain't great by any stretch (the dialogue is bafflingly pants, and there was very little subtlety or sense of human frailty) but it was good cyberpunk. To both our astonishment, Mrs. Treb enjoyed it as well, despite her being so PO'ed at being dragged to it that we had a barny on the way there
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    Treble's Retro Gaming PC challenge!

    Not easy trying to sync the DSLR with the CRT, but I did my best. Ignore the thick line through Mario's eyes (that's a wire holding the screen in place...it's a Trinitron thing), and check out the lines... particularly the check pattern on the right. Worth mentioning, a CRT is a far better option for emulators if you aren't able to upscale the image. That's because 640 x 480 still looks brilliant on the old cathode ray. No scanlines: Scanlines:
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    Treble's Retro Gaming PC challenge!

    A very good question! As I understand it, It's because the CRT is displaying a progressive scan image, and the thick scanlines we associate with retro games are produced by interlaced displays. So yeah, there will be a lower pixel density on SVGA monitors and you'll see some lines, but nothing like what we saw back in the day. I'll take a couple of comparison pix to show you my results
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