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I went to see Stewart Lee last night, and he talked about Barry Cryer, and how important he was in bridging the gap between generations of comics. From the reaction in the room, you could tell there was a huge amount of warm feeling towards him, which was touching.
One anecdote he shared really made me laugh, but I'll spoiler it as (fair warning) it has some quite offensive religious language, so please skip it if that's not your thing.Spoiler
Back when there were attempts to unfairly prosecute Jerry Springer: The Opera for blasphemy, Stew responded by writing a half-hour stand-up routine in which he did try to be as blasphemous as he could. (I think this was in 90's Comedian, but I could be wrong.) Anyway, it's a routine that ends with him describing himself vomiting into the gaping anus of Christ.
A little later at the Edinburgh festival, he was in a pub and noticed Barry Cryer giving him dirty looks. When they bumped into each other at the bar, Stew asked him if everything was ok. Barry looked at him and said, "I can't believe you stole my vomiting into the gaping anus of Christ material!"30
I bought Death's Door a few months ago, and it's excellent. I not only finished it (rare) but I was enjoying it so much I went back and did some optional extra bits to get the secret ending (I *never* do this). One of the best games of the year, I'm just glad more people will get to play it now.4
I know it isn’t any help, but I don’t think the publishers did it deliberately - for both those games there are some regions where they do qualify for the voucher. It’s a quirk of the way they set up the offer, eg in the US you get a smaller discount for a wider range of games ($10 off games $14.99+), I don’t know if a VPN would work?0
22 minutes ago, dreamylittledream said:
As you are currently only PC Gamepass if you buy Live it will just add Live to your Xbox account - it only converts at a lower rate if you have an existing Ultimate sub
Ah, apologies @Strangelite I missed that you weren’t on Ultimate.1
22 minutes ago, Strangelite said:
I have a xbox PC ultimate game pass subscription that times out end of Jan 2022 - am I right in thinking that I won't be able to do the steps in the first post until that's timed out? (it's not GPU, just the PC branch) - would be ace if someone knows.
Correct - adding e.g. 1 year of Xbox gold before your sub expires will only add on 4 months of Ultimate. Wait for it to expire, and you'll get the full year for the same.1
On 03/10/2021 at 08:37, AI said:
Why didn't they carry on with The Witness?
They went back to try the music box challenge - so many memories from when I went through the ordeal:0
On 02/09/2021 at 19:51, therearerules said:
A sudoku expert is currently streaming his run through of the witness, and it's simply a joy to watch.
I just don't get why people watch game streams - why watch when you could do it yourself? I've seen my kids watch streams, and they just look like the most inane waste of time.
Or at least, that was the case until I tried this one out yesterday morning, and now I'm nearly finished with part 6. I love the enthusiasm for the puzzles in general, but especially his joyful appreciation when a puzzle blows his mind with its design - it's such a great way to re-experience the game, and if anything it makes me appreciate it even more than I did when I played it myself.
Anyway part 7 is tonight and I'm thinking of watching live so I can type "BEAM" in the chat and I don't know who I am any more.5
37 minutes ago, rgraves said:
Some of you people don't know you're born.
I remember the 3D Freescape games on the C64, they would have an on-screen progress bar that filled up up between frames.6
3 minutes ago, Ry said:
15 mins of snow runner was enough for me to realise its not for me. Not fun at all.
Yeah, I remember playing a previous game in the series, Spintires - found it genuinely stressful, reminded me of getting my own car IRL stuck in mud and struggling to get free. I'm sure its accurate, but very much Not For Me.1
2 minutes ago, Ry said:
Is there a limit on how many you can stack? I think I read somewhere there is (may be hotukdeals) but I'm not sure.
Not sure, sorry - I can tell you I bought 12 codes a few weeks ago, and 4 today, they all worked ok.0
@bradigor - understand the whole saving thing, just wanted to make sure you saw this which was posted earlier, 7-day GP Ultimate codes:
If you buy 4 of these at once, you get 4 weeks of GP Ultimate for £3.10 (scroll down to select the cheapest price). Each code will just extend your subscription a week, so you don't need to let your membership lapse or save for an initial outlay. I used them earlier today, and can confirm the codes work on UK accounts.1
1 hour ago, gossi the dog said:
I assume you can just use them separately. So a pound for a random week if there's something you actually want to play?
Yeah, there's nothing stopping you doing that, but my worry would be if they had some kind of expiry date or if MS rescinds them - I assume they were harvested from some product promotion.1
If anyone needs to top up their Ultimate subscription, here's a slightly tedious way to do it for £3.95 / 28 days:
It's delivered as 4 separate codes you need to redeem one at a time. I have a UK account and these worked for me, I've just added 12 weeks to the end of my subscription. The price is in Euros and they cheekily add on a service fee for PayPal, but £3.95 is what my card was charged (though of course this will vary a bit based on your credit card terms for currency conversion).0
19 hours ago, Eighthours said:
I was wondering whether you guys are rinsing the dialogue options
I would advise against this - it's been a while since I played, but I'm pretty sure there are dialogue options which have in-game consequences.Spoiler
At the very least, some options will damage Morale, which will kill you if it gets to zero.2
10 hours ago, Retroid said:
Something must have gone on during production, there's a whole load of shizzle that doesn't gel.
Apparently pressures caused by the pandemic changed the finale quite a lot, e.g.Quote
“We built and rebuilt so many different versions of how [Monica] would function in the finale,” Shakman said. “She had in some versions a much bigger role to play in the larger fight that was happening.”
One of those versions, in which Monica had a whole storyline with Ralph, Darcy, and Wanda’s kids, was even shot before it was ultimately cut due to unfinished VFX.
The EA Play stuff took a while to turn up in my app as well.
Oddly, the Xbox app doesn't show all the available games you can get - in the EA Desktop app, it shows 132 games included on the EA Play tier. The Xbox app seems to be mostly missing the fairly decent (if old-ish) collection of indie games on there.0
2 hours ago, makkuwata said:
Imagine being in pitches on this show
That reminds me, I enjoyed this a lot:5
3 hours ago, bradigor said:
Urgh, nothing is installing on the PC with Game Pass. Anyone else have this issue and how did you solve it?
Is this a recent thing, or is it your first time with PC Game Pass? If it's the latter, I think it needs a certain Windows update before it will work properly - I remember having to find a way to force a particular update through. But if you've had it working ok before, that won't be it.0
I thought this was interesting: a well-written and highly critical review of the game, questioning whether Cyberpunk is actually cyberpunk.
Really enjoying this so far - just got to Act 2, playing on a reasonably good PC.
But I think I'm going to leave it there for a few months... I've seen dozens of glitches so far (no crashes yet though), and I do think it will be worth the wait to experience the rest of the game when it's in a better state.0
Something about sealions.5
I know I should really, just laziness on my part and wanted to avoid the hassle if I could.0
I finally bought a Pro controller this week. Out of the box, it didn't have any charge, so plugged it in and used it for a bit, seemed great. The next day, I tried to use it wirelessly, and it would keep disconnecting and turning off, every minute or two. The console reported it was fully charged, then 5 minutes later, that it had no charge left. I was about to send it back when I noticed that I could cause it to disconnect by gently shaking it, suggesting a loose connection - I opened it up, and the battery did have a little room to slide back and break connection with the contacts. So I taped some cardboard to the side of the battery to wedge it in firmly, and it's been fine since.
Anyway, just posting 1) in case anyone else sees the same behaviour and wants a quick fix, and 2) c'mon Nintendo, you can do better than this for a £55 controller!1
4 minutes ago, dr_manhattan^ said:
The bit in the video of the kart driving around with paint on the wheels is how you map out a track.
Yep, just to confirm this:
Assemble the gates and place on them on the floor around your room.
Drive your kart through the four gates to make a course in any shape you please.0
The Celebrity Death Thread - Minor, Major, Famous, Infamous
in Film, TV & Radio
He had just started a new podcast just before Christmas, Now Where Were We - the conceit was that he and his son would catch up with friends he’d not seen during Covid down the pub. It’s great, but it is wall-to-wall showbiz anecdotes and jokes, so it will depend on your tolerance for that. There are only six episodes, the first ones with Stephen Fry and Danny Baker are particularly good, but it shows how sharp and funny he remained till the end.