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  1. The anticipation just before the release of Twin Peaks: The Return (especially after the confirmation that Lynch would direct it all), those first two glorious episodes finally dropping simultaneously and the realization when you watched The Chromatics play Shadow over the credits of the second one that there were 16 more of those coming, is still the single best tv-related "happening" I've ever experienced. Also, where the FUCK is Too Old to Die Young?!?
  2. Still working through the last few eps and while it’s pretty engaging up to a point, it’s all so plot driven. Basic character traits are quite well established but stall soon and don’t get fleshed out further, after which decisions, relations, mood swings etc aren’t consistent, logical developments anymore but mostly mere happenings in service of adding excitement to the plot and pushing it forward. This is far from bad TV and I understand these complaints are mostly inherent to the format and its episodic structure and lengthy total runtime. I guess I was just firmly reminded again that I’ll always remain a movies guy first and foremost and want to see the emphasis on characters, cinematography and thematic depth.
  3. I’ve never seen this but man, what a glorious tune
  4. As much as I’m looking forward to Better Cal Saul I really don’t see anything topping this this year. The best thing on Apple TV+ by far.
  5. They are remakes with countless of improvements, not just ports with added 3D. The button configuration has been remapped to fit the layout of the 3DS. Most character models have been redesigned and and have better animations. 2D elements like the town square or the exterior of the temple of time in the original OoT are complete 3D models now. Majora has a pretty essential QoL improvement with the added logbook. The added gyro aiming works fantastic. They’re pretty much the definitive versions of the games with no real reason to play the originals again.
  6. - Michael Bay is one of the best directors working in Hollywood today - Prometheus is the second best film in the Alien franchise, falling just behind the original - The Godfather II is overrated. Wonderful production values, some good individual scenes and great acting, but there is no cohesion between the two timelines and the narrative is pretty meandering and aimless Ok I‘ll stop now, before I get permabanned.
  7. I personally love the Honda NSX (gr 4). I think it’s 350k.
  8. Grobbelboy

    Edge 370

    Up to and including GTA IV I wholeheartedly agree with all of the 10s. After that I can see where they are coming from in most instances, but perhaps would not necessarily hand out a 10 personally. Mario Galaxy 2, Bayonetta 2 and especially Skyward Sword would be the least deserving ones imo. The first two are great games but just refinements or continuations of what came before. Skyward Sword isn’t anything special and the motion controls got far too much credit.
  9. Nice. Does it have English subs though?
  10. I don’t think that’s completely fair. The bad stuff, while annoying, is pretty much all separated from the content of the actual game (aside from the mega barebones multiplayer). At its core it is a surprisingly polished and fleshed out experience already at launch, especially considering the state of most other games on day 1.
  11. Still waiting for the full download to finish, but that’s okay because somehow I’m having a pretty hard time getting gold on that last music rally on Trial Mountain…
  12. Hey guys, this looks great and all, but did you know there's this game ELDER RINGS coming out only a week later?!??!? Seriously though, it is a bit of a shame these two big ones come out so soon after each other. The footage in that DF video looked truly spectacular, they really nailed a certain atmosphere where you very much want to reside in the world they've created. I've only ever felt that with the open worlds of Rockstar's games.
  13. https://youtu.be/JntHVUp7m4E Still gives me goosebumps
  14. Isn’t this all based on an old(er) build of the game? I wouldn’t get too hung up on it just yet.
  15. I'm more hyped after that State of play than before. Love how the elegance and classiness GT has always been aiming for is coming to the fore more than ever before.
  16. I only have U4 on PS+ and nothing else. What’s the best/cheapest way to play this? Sorry, this has probably been asked and answered countless times before…
  17. Paper Mario Origami King Only a few hours in but I already feel like I’m going through the motions with this. There’s barely any meaningful interaction, I find myself impatiently mashing through the dialogue and sighing when another identikit fight starts. I should probably put in some more time before giving up, but I just can’t muster up any enthusiasm for it anymore.
  18. Leave it to rllmuk to somehow turn even this around towards collective enemy “the Snyder cultists”. Those guys are definitely the weirdos here!
  19. Watched The House (2022) the other day. It’s a collection of three stop motion animated shorts of about 30 minutes long by different directors that all revolve around a house, but otherwise are only very loosely connected. The first one is the absolute stand-out, made by the guys that did the equally terrific This Magnificent Cake in the same animation style. It has a brilliantly realized disturbing atmosphere and some memorable unsettling scenes, without ever showing anything actually explicit or outright terrifying. The other parts are not too bad either, but make sure to watch the first one especially.
  20. https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/spotlights/creating-kid-a-mnesia-an-exclusive-look-at-radiohead-s-new-virtual-exhibit Nice piece on the creation of this. Still my favorite “gaming” experience of 2021, utilizing the medium in truly new and interesting ways. This could never have been a traditional exhibition and exist as anything else than a videogame, with the way things warp and shift or the dimensional impossibilities of several spaces and how they connect. Some of the rooms are the most interesting virtual spaces I’ve ever seen.
  21. Controversial opinion: Trying is a better feel good series than Ted Lasso. The latter can get a bit too sacharine at times and Trying has two actually good seasons.
  22. I'm having a surprisingly good time with Dirt 5 after the lukewarm reaction to it, here and elsewhere. I like the vibrant visual style, the nicely designed tracks and the straightforward event structure. Some proper arcade-y fun that I probably wouldn't want to shell out 60 bucks for, but it's perfect for PS Plus.
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