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  1. I really want a fucking cinnamon bun covered in icing now.



    But as for the episode: overly long and self indulgent? I'm sorry but do you even Better Call Saul :lol:


    This is the show showing off and having fun, after so much riveting character drama. It feels like a balm to soothe you before what might be coming next, because the end credits music was anything but uplifting. I feel like we could be in for a rough ride, I don't know...


    Also, holy fucking shit that was tense. It's been playing with these flash forwards before, but now that we have an entire episode set in the present, literally anything can happen: we no longer have our "Breaking Bad" events lifeline to fall back on, and so suddenly a simple Jimmy scam seems a whole lot more dangerous. And it genuinely paints his previous scams in quite a different light in the harsh lense of the present. Everything just feels different now, and they waited until the exact right moment to make that contrast obvious.


  2. Something interesting about runs of modern games, is they're talking about how certain little strategies no longer work in the most recent patches of the game. It makes sense for games to be polished and little things to get "fixed" after release for quality of life reasons, but you do wonder if for the sake of small things if it isn't just more fun to leave those things in the game. Especially when it will only be speed runners that will really be using them, and they make for some of the most fun unique aspects of so many games when they aren't game breaking in normal circumstances.

  3. One of the coolest things about the run, is that despite obviously being insanely good at the game, there are sections where because they are using so many speedrun glitches, if they die once they will cause a soft lock, trashing the run. So from the speedrunner's perspective it's just as white knuckle, brown trousers time playing it as the game is for us mere mortals :lol:

  4. I'm watching the SGDQ 2022 Doom Eternal 100% Nightmare Restricted run and it's fucking insane. Doom Eternal was made for this shit.

  5. Just played the demo of ZeroRanger - I realised the first boss is basically teaching you how to deal with bullet hell. Something about the patters just feels really intuitive. It also controls extremely nicely with a stick, and I was bobbing and weaving in it really well. Great little game.

  6. Just to comment on a criticism mentioned above:



    but his rationale - he's waiting until he can take revenge in accordance with what he believes is his fate - didn't really work in the context of the realistic setting.


    Is not a particularly valid take in my opinion. It actually makes perfect sense in the context of a realistic historical setting, given the superstitions and religious practices of the time absolutely would have had people respecting the Fates and acting in accordance with those beliefs. You don't have to have literal magic happen in a movie for characters to believe in greater powers than themselves.

  7. Basically I don't have the requisite screwdriver because I fail at DIY :lol:


    EDIT I do have some of that WD40 for electronics that I've seen recommended for servicing the Switch Joycon sticks - dunno if that would help as a lubricant?

  8. Turns out hours of holding down the bottom left (A) button on my 8bitdo arcade stick when playing shmups has caused it to start sticking. Any advice on what I can do about it short of taking it apart?

  9. Oh shit, I just played M.U.S.H.A for the first time - now that might be in the running for my favourite shmup too. Superb game!


    Superb music too. I also just read that Richard Leadbetter of Digital Foundry apparently gave it a sniffy review in C&VG back in the day :lol:

  10. I played Warning Forever when it released and remember thinking at the time it was one of the most original and fun shmups I'd played. Still nothing like it really as far as I know.


    Also, a tip for Cho Ren Sha for anyone who's yet to play it: set up auto/turbo fire. It's essential or you'll just get fatigue bashing the fire button or ctrl for ages. It does play quite well on a keyboard otherwise, if you don't set up joy2key, like a lot of shmups. The ability to just tap the arrow keys actually makes short movements to avoid bullets a bit easier than a stick I find, if less enjoyable.

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