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  1. The Long Dark is an excellent game. Sometimes feels comedically harsh but it certainly nails the atmosphere and the struggle. Neo-Scavenger has always been my favourite in that sort of genre. Very low tech but close to playing a video game version of The Road. 

  2. So from what I’ve just read about Countdown it sounds like a horde mode. I mean, is that it? The devs were acting like they had this innovative and refreshing new mode to spring on us, so I’m hoping Countdown isn’t supposed to fulfil that brief. 

  3. 48 minutes ago, Benny said:

    I'd love to see more of Michael Dorf's Worf but... THAT'S HOW THEY GET YA!

    He was near legendary for flubbing his lines on TNG (the bloopers are 75% him :lol:) so the thought of Terry Matalas trying to get things finished on schedule with a 68 year old Michael Dorn does make me chuckle. 

  4. 14 hours ago, Padaxes said:

    There are elements of it which are fun. Even the dirty hands thing is interesting. I llike the fact that it hardcore as it lessens the other side of it which is tonnes of tooled up people running around KOS because they are bored.

    On the flip side it is pretty hard work! 

    I can appreciate that viewpoint. Part me of me wants to go back to DayZ and lean into every aspect which isn’t the roaming murder squads, but unfortunately it feels very much like they’re core to the game now. 

    Such as watching those Baby Nades videos that were recommended earlier in the thread. I was having a good time with them until he got his hands on some guns then it was just ‘if I see someone else with a weapon, they die.’ That’s what’s considered a reasonable middle ground in DayZ these days. So it’s either be prepared to fight everyone you see, or run around unarmed in the slim hope others take mercy on you. 

  5. 2 hours ago, Doctor Shark said:

    None of that sounds fun :lol:

    Yeah, the dirty hands mechanic sounds like an example of a developers’ focus skidding off the rails. Some realism is pretty much essential in a game like this, but nobody has any fun when it gets that anal. 

  6. 24 minutes ago, Garwoofoo said:


    That's the most heartbreaking thing of all because whoever the hell Patrick Stewart is playing in this, it isn't Picard.

    The most insulting thing about Patrick Stewart’s involvement isn’t the political issues which were shoehorned in, but rather how blasé he was about reprising the role of Picard.


    In one interview, when asked if he’d re-watched some TNG episodes to prepare, he just said it was unnecessary as he’d internalised the character a long time ago. Then in another he stated that him and Picard were the same bloody person. I don’t know if it was arrogance, delusion, or that he’s only ever pretended to give two shits about Star Trek. 

  7. 12 hours ago, layten said:

    Best episode of live action 'Kurtzman Trek' so far. But then again Picard and Discovery had a few decent season opening episodes.

    Precisely. The established pattern is for these series’ to start out promising then steadily descend into mediocrity. It’s like they put all their effort into the first two or three episodes to draw in subscribers. I’ll be waiting to see how the first season is regarded before taking a look. 

  8. It will be interesting to see how season 3 turns out. Given the track record, I’d normally have no hope but Goldsman and Kurtzman have solely given it to Matalas and I suspect the latter may see it as a big fat chance to exonerate himself from the disasters of season 1 and 2.

    Makes me feel a bit conflicted, as part of me wants season 3 to tank as badly as 1&2, just so the point is hammered home, but on the other hand if Matalas pulls it off then we finally get some halfway decent Trek and it’s made abundantly clear who was really fucking things up. 

  9. 8 hours ago, Gambit said:

    Anyone else find Wil Wheaton really creepy? That staring smile.....eesh.

    Indeed. You can always tell when someone is faking enthusiasm to that extent because it feels oddly brittle; as though the wrong word or reaction from a guest could bring it all crashing down. 

  10. 1 hour ago, BossSaru said:


    Q will get his powers back and deus ex machina the ending.

    Yep yep yep. Q is a giant ‘get out of jail’ free card to these writers, and there’s no way he won’t be used in that spirit. Only he’ll probably explain how he’s allowed certain changes and not others because blah blah. If he dies it’ll likely be the same kind of ‘death’ as Picard in season one. 

  11. 1 hour ago, Bacon Horsemeat said:

    I think the writers have completely forgotten the show is called Star Trek, let alone pay attention to any of the lore.

    Funniest part is that, by this point, they’re even breaking their own lore. Saying Seven wasn’t allowed into Starfleet as she was an ex-Borg, then having Icheb’s body dressed in a Starfleet uniform in season one. 

  12. They really excelled themselves this week. A holographic mobile emitter. Did you hear what the fuck I just said, people? It’s problematic enough that the mobile emitter exists at all in this timeline, but it materialises at the exact same time as Elnor. Meaning the emitter which allows holograms autonomous freedom is also a hologram. 

    They obviously included the EM as a nod to long term Trek fans, but plainly have no idea how the fuck it actually works. Nothing new there, though. All their callbacks and references end up feeling like a troll as they have no understanding of the source material. 

  13. 1 hour ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

    No it was indefinitely delayed a while back after the original dev team of Bloodlines 1 that had pitched the idea in the first place, was fired by the publisher.

    Ah yes, you’re right. Tbh, it’s getting impossible to keep track of the thing after such a tortuous development history. 

    [EDIT]Seems the one I was thinking of was Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong. Yet another new entry due out in May. 

  14. 21 hours ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

    Oh. So instead of the highly anticipated sequel to the highly acclaimed and fan favourite immersive sim-like RPG, they use the ip to make a battle royale game. It sounds like a terribly unimaginative punchline to a tired joke about "the darkest timeline" but here we are. It's real and fuck all of us, right?


    I've done all the old man grumbling I needed to. I'll leave the thread alone and hopefully it's at least an enjoyable one of those battle royale games :)


    As far as I understand it, we’re getting both. Think the other is due for release next month. 

  15. 1 hour ago, b00dles said:

    I think it's fascinating though, it's one of the weirdest episodes of any TV show ever. It's almost up there with that whole series of Dallas being a dream. 

    It does make you wonder…. 


    If Riker fast-forwarded through any of the Temporal Cold War bollocks when he was watching the entire series of Enterprise on the holodeck. 


  16. 52 minutes ago, Kevvy Metal said:


    Actors returning to play multiple different characters is a bit of a Star Trek "thing". 
    See the likes of the actor who played Kirk's son, David turning up in TNG, or one of the Khan bottany bay crew in TNG. 
    James Cromwell's played a guy in TNG as well as the hyper drive inventor in First Contact. 

    David Warner has played both a Cardassian and a Klingon. 


    Ah! Of course, the most famous one is Mark Lenard playing both the Romulan Captain guy in TOS and Spock's dad, Sarek.

    Oh yeah, I’m no stranger to seeing the same actors appear in Trek over the years. It’s just never felt quite as clumsy as, in a season that revolves around time travel, re-casting the guy who played a temporal agent in Voyager to play….an FBI agent. (Well, maybe apart from that time Marc Alamio played two identical cardassians in TNG and DS9. That was pretty funny.) 

    I would say they just weren’t aware of the connection, but as Harsin points out the agent’s name makes it sound like that’s not the case. 

    It ends up feeling like a weird attempt at ‘wink-wink’ for long-time Trek fans that just ends up trolling them instead. Then again, this season has been chock full of those.  

  17. Thanks for the recommendations. Shall definitely check out the Baby Nades ones. 

    I was gutted to give up on DayZ as it had so much potential, but progress has just been so slow and, as you say, people are now so likely to shoot you on sight that you may as well be playing an open world deathmatch game. I’m still hoping something comes along to draw me back in, but no joy as of yet. 

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