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  1. 9 hours ago, Dr Nookie said:

    Anyone watched Dark?  It’s a German scifi timetravely thing based in a remote German town with a wornout old nuclear reactor.  
    I’m only 3 episodes in but starting to get rather good. 


    Has its own suitably spooky website:



    Yeah, it's great - even if it did tie my brain in knots at times. There's a dedicated thread for it here:



  2. Ruining missions for a laugh.




    ME (IN NATE'S VOICE): "Hey, is this the way you mean Sam?" [Jumps off 1000 foot cliff".

    SAM: "Nate!!! Nooooo!!!"


    ME (IN NATE'S VOICE): "I think this is a shortcut fellas..." [Drives Jeep off 1000  foot cliff".

    SAM AND SULLY: "Nate!!! Nooooo!!!"


    ME: [Bends double with laughter]


    ME: [Continues doing similar stuff for shits and giggles throughout the entire game meaning it takes much longer due to all the restarts].


    I do the same in lots of games, basically Leroy Jenkinsing them for lols.

  3. I was finding it hard going trying to remain focussed - it fell straight into that "compelling first episode, but then followed by somewhat boring story beats" thing that a lot of genre TV gets hit by -  so the cancellation almost feels like good news bizarrely in that I don't need to keep watching in case it's a slow burn that gets better. The decision is made for me.

  4. 14 hours ago, JoeK said:

    You might be a bit out of luck in terms of the latest code, as I think the cut off date was today :(


    Oh bugger. Oh well, I'm still in the market should anything valid arise.


    EDIT: Don’t need a code now, managed to get one.

  5. I had a McPlant this lunchtime and was pleasantly surprised. I was half convinced that someone had put a normal beef patty in it by mistake given how close it was in taste and texture to other McDonalds burgers.


    It was only later that I realised the cheese slice wasn't standard either - again, a very close analog to the dairy alternative (although I'm not sure how "dairy" processed cheese slices are in the first place...). I'd definitely have one again if eating at McDonald's.

  6. 44 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

    In GTA III, I remember either being able to block off the entranceway to the Mafia boss's house at the top of the hill with a bunch of cars before triggering the final big mission that took place before the second island (I think it was at that point in the story, anyway), or at least having enough time after triggering it to do so before all the enemy cars came up to kill me. It created an awesome kill zone where I could pick them off.


    I remember doing the same thing. Similarly in Vice City, you could cheat on the race missions by parking vehicles on the route to block your competitors. It's a shame that persistence of placed objects was lost in the later games.

  7. 2 minutes ago, JohnC said:
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    They were all already on their way to her house which was nearby. So when the first two cars met them on the road, they would have signalled the rest of the team to divert to them.



    Yeah, I get that, but they appeared within minutes out of what looked like thick woodland. It didn't look like a place which would have multiple routes that could be taken at short notice, even with aerial support from the helicopter. It didn't break the movie or anything, but it felt a bit "Skyfall" in it's convenience.


  8. Saw it this afternoon. It was enjoyable, but not the best Bond I've seen.


    Daniel Craig has been a good Bond, but the delays between films have let him down, and despite being in great shape for his age for NTTD, he also looks it. There was one scene in the film where he looked particularly aged...



    Sat in the liferaft after the trawler sank.


    It's a real shame they couldn't have kept to a more frequent schedule to allow hime to make more films while still a little younger. Not as bad as a very old-looking Roger Moore karate-chopping peope in A View to a Kill though.


    The action scenes were great (although with the odd nonsensical circumstances)...



    While I'm sure it added drama when the 4x4s and bikes burst out of the woods in the Norway chase sequence, how the hell did they get there? Did Safin just deploy sets of henchmen on all the sideroads in case Bond went that particular way?


    Regarding the ending...



    Are we expecting a complete re-boot with a new Bond, or are they doing away with the character? I mean, effectively every new actor in the role has been a re-boot to a large extent, but they've never gone so far as to kill the character before. Having the 007 code re-assigned to another agent is fine, but at the end of the credits it states "James Bond will return", so unless there is another person called James Bond up for the job, or Craig's Bond miraculously survived the missile strike, I'm not sure how they can continue with a "Bond" franchise without a complete reset where we are expected to assume none of the other stuff in all the other movies ever happened.


    Funniest moment...



    When Primo's bionic eye came out near the beginning of the film and them popped open with a huge spring inside, like it was some sort of joke-shop toy. All that was missing was a loud SPROINGGGGG sound.


  9. 19 minutes ago, BitterToad said:

    I still don't get why they changed spotting. I always loved tactically telling your mates where everyone was and methodically working as a group to take them out. Reddit hated it though so it got changed. 


    I agree. While I can understand it being toned down so that the full team couldn't see the spots, or being able to spam it in a random direction and light up everyone, I wish they'd left 3D spotting as a squad feature. It would limit it, but allow it to remain useful - you'd expect squad members to be giving each other intel. If you're in a party then voice-comms is is available, but if playing with randoms it can be maddening to see someone flanking your squadmates or something and be unable to warn them.

  10. 2 hours ago, Wickedkitten said:
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    No i think the vampire fed and was giving him blood,  but he didn't end up actually dying until he had that final seizure and came back





    With regard to that...



    What caused Pruitt's seizure and death? While I can't remember seing anything specific, I got the impression that Bev might have poisoned him given the way he was vomiting blood.


  11. 51 minutes ago, Melon_Bread said:

    haha brilliant, didn't spot that.


    I guess the other explanation is that...



    no-one had any reason (outside of the small group of people around Pruitt) to even suspect vampires. They'd seen a "miracle" and there were other signs of improved wellbeing from those who had drunk the sacrement, but nothing else beyond some sightings of something outside in the dark - which would be unlikely to be immediately considered as a vampire. The missing people would be unusual, but vampires (or even murders) would almost certainly not be the immediate assumption. Only the evidence seen by the doctor in the reaction of the blood samples, and then by Erin when she witnesses Riley's death on the rowboat, would point to vampires and even then I doubt the doctor would have been easily convinced.


    For the rest of the islanders, they would have suspected nothing until it was too late.


  12. 13 minutes ago, Melon_Bread said:



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    Surely there was one fucking copy of Salem's Lot on that island, it would of saved a hell of a lot of time, Flanagan’s obviously read it multiple times



    I just took it that...



    It's like the Walking Dead. In that show no-one had any prior knowledge of zombies - like they had never been created as a fictional concept.


    I assume the same is true here. Vampires never existed in popular culture in the show's universe, so no one spots the obvious clues that the audience picks up on.


  13. I'm only up to ep2 but there's a lot pointing towards it being some sort of ...


    Ep2 spoilers


    Vampire story. The trunk full of dirt being an obvious clue, plus whatever is flying around with yellow eyes. Pruitt somehow being in the body of the young priest seems likely from what the elderly woman with dementia and her daughter called him / commented about his behaviour.


    At the same time, a vampire also seems too obvious, like it's a bluff of some sort.


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