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Fry Crayola

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  1. PAL ROMs makes sense for localisation into European languages which just don't exist in the 60 Hz versions, but there's no excuse for not giving multiple options these days.
  2. Yep - sorry, it probably seems like battering you over the head by now.
  3. But you can only play one game at a time. If the updates really are small, you'll barely have got stuck into Game A before the rest come through in turn. If they're large, you're back at the problem of having to wait longer to play anything.
  4. There's no benefit to it, that's why. Your bandwidth is limited - splitting it across two or more games just means you wait longer for any one of them. A queue is entirely sensible.
  5. The Requiem collection itself is weird because it's just the PSP Dracula X Chronicles, but with the actual 2.5D remake of Rondo of Blood omitted. Chalk me down for Konami dysfunction.
  6. So lazy you can't even be arsed with the whole sentence, eh? A nice touch.
  7. It's Behind You by Bob Pape. It's the Speccy version, and it's a great read - I'm halfway through it and loving it.
  8. Sensible World of Soccer 21/22 There are two ways this could go. There's the good path, which is the last version of SWOS but with teams and competitions from the present day. It is therefore brilliant. Then there's the bad path. It starts as the above, but somehow worse than you'd expect, and then the more you play it the more the game introduces "features" that only serve to make you disillusioned with the game as a whole. Your match gets moved five times to appease TV scheduling. Every defeat brings a real life twitter storm upon you, even if you're not on Twitter. The World Cup starts being played every two years, then every year, then every month until your life is nothing but the group stage. Sponsorship obligations turn a three minute match into a half hour slog. You get doxxed every time you put the ball out of play, and on Remembrance Sunday the pitch gets full of poppies, completely obscuring your view, while the theme from Cannon Fodder plays. Ok, that last bit would be excellent.
  9. Israel changed it in 2018 to a special status language, with Hebrew alone given the official status.
  10. An endless utopia awaits when they're all silenced.
  11. Football should have a new rule - anyone with a vested interest in a contentious decision (be they player, manager or fan) shouldn't be allowed to comment on it. Yes, the thread would be dead, but I think it might be an improvement.
  12. Pretty much me with club football. There's so much of it available on telly, every day of the week, that it's lost any real buzz of excitement until the business end of the season. It's become humdrum, and that'll happen to the World Cup too if keeps increasing in size and regularity.
  13. Knowing that you use speech-to-text, I'm now imagining you doing a lovely trill there for no good reason. Anyway, back to the topic at hand - A Small World Cup is extremely enjoyable as a side-on, 1v1 football game.
  14. Academic, as he won't win it this year either. Incidentally, he's played 183 games in Europe, and only two of them weren't in the Champions League - both legs of a 6-4 aggregate loss to Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Cup when he was at Sporting.
  15. I love it when I'm playing a sports game with a decent career mode, in which the world does not revolve around you. The perfect example would be Football Manager. Sure, the focus is on you and your teams, and your news feed is generally full of things the game thinks is probably relevant to you, but there's a whole world going on around you that largely serves only to immerse you in the game. You're sitting there with your team of semi-professional cloggers on some godforsaken island in the Atlantic, and a few clicks away you can find out who's just won a crucial qualifier for the Asian Cup. It becomes a game of systems for you to explore and interact with, instead of some carefully funnelled experience where opponents might as well exist in suspended animation until it's time to face them, which so many games opt for. I can see why, it's a much simpler approach that a large enough portion of the audience won't care about, but when a game goes that extra mile, oh boy.
  16. It's real, but not a Valve project. Fan-made in the vein of Black Mesa.
  17. But when is it National Video Men's Day?!?
  18. Can't tell if that's a post-match quote, or an excerpt from one of his books.
  19. Fry Crayola

    Tennis

    Very enjoyable match, and one hell of a performance over the two and a half weeks she's had to play for an outstanding, unique achievement.
  20. Yep. The Club World Cup is a non-starter because in it's current format it's a two-game marketing jaunt for the European and South American sides, and the proposed tournament revamp is a watered down Champions League played with a fraction of the clubs at a time when most consider the season over and done with. International football is FIFA's only cash cow and they want to graft another set of udders to it in the hope that'll persuade it to pump out more milk. If FIFA actually gave a flying fuck about the game it'd be a non-profit organisation feeding all of those billions back into the federations that need the investment.
  21. I wouldn't like it. I watch the entire World Cup, so I'd basically not get to see any of the Olympics and still eat, sleep and see family.
  22. You mean played at the same time and in the same country as the summer games? That'll never happen.
  23. It's a terrible idea that taps into the same notion of companies experiencing continuing exponential growth. The World Cup earns billions for FIFA every four years, so every two years means two times as many billions! It can't fail! The world needs less football, not more.
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