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  1. 15 hours ago, Hitcher said:

    Do people really pay for achievements?

    I’ve run into a couple of gamers that were fixated on getting platinum in as many games as possible. They would bemoan a particular title then say ‘easy platinum, though.’ I think they were as bemused by my never having achieved a platinum in my life as I was by their obsession with them. 

  2. 7 minutes ago, Sarlaccfood said:


    I thought that too but if you scroll up the thread there’s some pretty good explanations.


    Jedi can see the future. It might not be super clear and it might just be a flash or a feeling but it’s a pretty well established part of being force sensitive. 


    I think it comes down to how much work you’re prepared to do to make things fit with the lore. For example, Obi-Wan never showed any prescience in the original movies (or the prequels IIRC.) That was Yoda’s thing due to his force mastery. When it comes to the force, Obi-Wan has always been comparatively weak. Which is why he used to train like a motherfucker and gained his reputation of being so tenacious. 

    Given how sloppy the rest of this script has been, I refuse to believe the writer(s?) thought things through to that extent. They just knew that certain people must survive. 

  3. Yeah. This last episode didn’t do much for me, I’m afraid. They were obviously hoping a climactic Vader VS Obi-Wan fight would redeem all the belly flopping it took to get there. Unfortunately that scene is ruined by..



    Vader surviving, naturally. But not just surviving. Surviving when he’s near crippled and at the mercy of a man who acknowledges his friend is gone and Vader is all that remains. Obi-Wan knows how many Jedi Vader and his inquisitors have killed. He was visibly effected by seeing all their lightsabers. He’s seen his cold cruelty first hand. He knows Jedi will continue to die unless he acts, but he doesn’t because of….reasons? 

    Even if you can overlook this series’ many sloppy missteps, surely that particular one must be difficult to swallow? 

  4. 2 hours ago, El Geet said:

    It was inevitable but almost wish the temp V wasn’t a thing. The underpowered Boys having to find ways to fight supes was part of the tension. 

    I think we’ve yet to see the repercussions…



    Mr Edgar admitted that temp v wasn’t perfected, with some shortcomings to iron out. Then, in the most recent episode, Butcher briefly hallucinated: seeing Hughie as his younger brother. I suspect those side effects are only going to get worse. 


  5. Something I was wondering about Ryan in the show, is why don’t they make more use of him? I know he’s too young to fight Homelander, and putting him in a lab to be poked and prodded would just make another Homelander, but as their powers seem largely comparable you could do some pretty useful, non-invasive tests. 

    For example, everyone always seems to be worried if Homelander can hear them when plotting, so just test the limits of Ryan’s sense of hearing. Homelander can tell if two people have been together (I know that was probably because sex was involved, but he may be able to tell regardless) so test the limits of Ryan’s sense of smell. Is there an odour that overwhelms him and leaves him unable to smell anything else? Is it something someone may naturally come into contact with? 

    Of course, knowing the CIA they’ve probably already conducted such tests but are just sitting on the data/using it for their own potential benefit. 

  6. 1 hour ago, Schnibbles said:


    Ooh, this is apparently me. I mean, not literally me, but a friend gave me this TV (a 720p 26in LCD from 2007) back in 2015 and I'm still using it. 


    I'll probably go straight from that to some mindblowing 4K OLED next year and see if it changes my life.

    For me, going from 1080p to seeing 4K on a friend’s set was highly impressive. For you, I imagine it’ll be like watching the moon landing live in 1969. :D 

  7. On 27/05/2022 at 21:07, Qazimod said:

    I finally met the power requirements to attempt, and complete... Parasitic Pilgrimage. :lol: Look, I dropped the game for a while to play some other things, but the rewards from the new season quickly powered me up enough to make this mission do-able. Anyway, the weapon seems nice enough, so yay.

    Me too! I’m pretty salty I didn’t preemptively get the skin when it was selling for bright dust last week, though. This is one fugly weapon without it. 

  8. 1 hour ago, Nick R said:

    Still on a 720p Panasonic plasma.


    No upgrade yet because:


    1. I rarely replace stuff that's still working perfectly well.

    2. I don't want to lose my SCART socket! :(


    Bonkers, but still slightly less bonkers than my flatmate who is using a PS4 on a cheap, probably fifteen years old at this point, LCD. My family were getting rid of a quality 1080p LED which I offered but he declined, much to my bafflement. 

  9. 13 hours ago, Delargey said:

    Hughie's motivations 

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    are also selfish though, he's doing it because he wants to feel powerful and he is using Starlight to justify his behaviour.




    Oh yeah, there’s definitely some of that as well. I don’t think it’s so much that he wants to feel powerful though, as much as….less useless. He was doing that, or at least he was feeling that way, with Newman. But we know how that ended. 

    Whichever way you view it, there’s a measure of pride at play. 

  10. Nah, I was with Hughie on this one. 


    There is no good way to stop Homelander at this point. Certainly not one that will leave anyone feeling clean afterward. He was trying to save Annie from having to walk any deeper into that shit. Especially when she does still possess a sense of morality. 


  11. 19 minutes ago, Steven said:


    Don't worry, he won't be able to get a blast door open by Episode IV or simply pull back/knacker the blockade runner at the end of Rogue One. Probably mid-life force droop or something.

    Ehhh….I don’t have too much of a problem with that as you could argue that a corvette is more powerful than whatever knackered old transport the smugglers were using here. Once again it’s another thing that could’ve easily been smoothed over if the script had another pass. 


    Such as the smuggler explaining the situation to Obi-Wan, how they only have one ship or whatever, and he says ‘what about that other one?’


    ‘We had to cannibalise most of it to get this one running. I’d be amazed if it could still break orbit.’ 

    Of course you could argue that this makes the final twist too obvious, but as it stands you have another ship you weren’t even aware of coming into play. Making it feel like a Deus Ex Machina. 


  12. 11 hours ago, hub2 said:
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    Does Hughie have the same powers as A-rain? I thought he had short distance teleportation rather than super-speed.


    Also, why is Soldier Boy the weapon? I thought the weapon was what stopped Soldier Boy, but if it's not, it's what allowed him to be captured, no?




    I guess the other possibility is that Soldier Boy was actually defecting, and Crimson Countess was in on it. He’s apparently not the brightest guy, so maybe the Russians promised to make him even more powerful then, when the procedure was finished, kept him ‘on ice’ until he was needed. 


  13. 6 minutes ago, Ferine said:

    I will say the announcement of their being over 1,000 planets actively made me less interested. The chances of Bethesda filling those planets with interesting things to do or unique things to see is basically zero. Give me more meaningful stuff to do in a single star system any day.

    It’s like they can’t help themselves. Every new game has to be ‘bigger’ than the last even when, in the case of Fallout 4, the map has big stretches of absolutely nothing and the rest is ‘go here, kill this.’ 

    Think Mass Effect 1’s copy-paste exploring for the kind of stuff I’m expecting to see here. 

  14. 36 minutes ago, BitterToad said:

    😄 they'll be gutted! All of the people in here who like Star Trek say it's something you'll like if you like Star Trek. The only person you're not rewarding by ignoring it is you. 

    Perhaps, but you’ve got to stick by your convictions. These clowns have put me through an emotional wringer with their clueless Trek, so I’m not about to start giving them the time of day now they’ve apparently, finally, got it right. 

  15. 5 hours ago, Popo said:

    Even harder enemies, that’s definitely what this game needs. 

    It really pains me how these devs have a near perfect aliens shooter within their grasp but resolutely fail to take the right steps. I want to scream ‘enemy density!’ at them until my vocal chords are shredded. 

  16. On 10/06/2022 at 09:06, JohnC said:

    And Benny still won’t watch

    Benny may be taking the same stance that I am: they fucked Discovery, they fucked Picard, so I’m not inclined to give them a third chance. It may very well be the best Trek in years, but I simply cannot bring myself to reward these showrunners in any shape or form given what they’ve already done to Trek as a whole. 

  17. On 11/06/2022 at 00:16, Silent Runner said:


    I like this theory.

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    And I think it explains how Black Noir got so injured in that flashback we saw last week. He couldn't heel because Soldier Boy took his power.




    Yep, and as we saw when Maeve pulled off the bottom half of his mask, he’s never been able to heal that damage. So I’m guessing that Homelander will be tagged by this, beaten up badly, then have lasting injuries despite getting his powers back in time to avoid being killed. 


  18. 3 hours ago, Unofficial Who said:


    Just thinking back to the movies I watched as a kid. Gremlins (deaths of several adults), Krull (loads of gory deaths there), The Neverending Story (the death of that horse!)


    They pulled far fewer punches in the 80s, for better or worse. It’s comical to look back and see how brutal some of the stuff with a PG label is by today’s standards. 

  19. Fucking hell, three episodes in and this is already shaping up to be the grimmest season yet. I mean, I’m on board but it’s getting stressful. :lol:



    I liked how Homelander’s speech about his planned rampage showed not only how unhinged he is, but how childlike his understanding of the country is. He thinks by taking out the White House and the Pentagon, then destroying cell tower infrastructure, he’d cripple America’s ability to react. Doesn’t consider the massive, unseen military infrastructure designed for just such a scenario and devices like satellite phones. Plus obviously thinks favourably of his ability to survive a direct hit from an A-bomb. 


  20. Bad trailer for TLOU remake. They really needed to blow our bollocks off with how good it looked, especially considering the comical price point, or show some new areas/gameplay, but as it stands it just looks a bit sharper and nicer than the original. 

  21. Feels cathartic to see my guess that NPCs were always intended to be in the game to be born out over Bethesda’s bollocks ‘we listened to the fans and added them in’ narrative. 

    I think MS would definitely improve their reputation by forgoing their ‘hands off’ approach when one of their acquisitions has real and obvious problems. Just giving Bethesda more money won’t resolve their issues, as they’re baked into the company. Howard has said before that they’re reluctant to hire more devs, which they desperately need to do, because all their current ones know how to work with the esoteric Creation Engine. 

  22. 2 hours ago, Ry said:

    I mean...it looks decent.


    But I have fell into this trap before. 

    Predators would’ve been decent (or, at the very least, less shit) if not for its long train of slavish homages to the original film. I just hope Prey avoids that tiresome misstep. 

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