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  1. Going against the grain here but I re-watched it a few months ago and liked it a lot less than I did the first time around. S1 might be the "beta" test but the programme gets a bit too comfortable and pleased with itself by the end. It's still fun but the later series descend into a schmaltzy mess where adorable but overbearing superhuman Leslie Knope basically sees all of her dreams come true. Ron Swanson is inconsistently written as a steady hand that Leslie brings her problems to and a petulant child when he doesn't get his own way. Tom is just creepy and irritating throughout. Very early on they start going for emotional beats that haven't really been earned yet, either. The last series was mostly awful. There are still some good moments here and there but I found myself preferring the slightly more grounded approach they took in S1, where Leslie was uncertain of herself (especially because she got her job through nepotism, which was later retconned), was up against an impenetrable and slow moving bureaucracy and made mistakes like her cack-handed attempt at bribery. The later series needed a bit more of that struggle and uncertainty to them than some of the more cartoonish elements they began playing up.
  2. Yeah, these seem to be closer to Mike's "PVM" setting than the aperture grille. I don't see why we wouldn't get a plethora of options now that the cat is out of the bag though- expect a lot of cross-device development when the OSSC Pro is released as well, as it can use MiSTer's filters directly from an SD card.
  3. Nice thread showcasing the new shadow masking feature being tested. Incredible how quickly this has been picked up since Mike Chi released his.
  4. I'm quite pleased with some LCD filters, from the correct viewing distance. This is the Game Boy Player via the RetroTINK 5X with optimal timings, which looks quite close to my AGS-101 SP (although the TV actually looks a bit more colourful). MiSTer can do something similar. Looks quite nice on a 49" screen when you're on the other side of the room and I prefer the variation it provides to having large, flat and unbroken fields of the same colour.
  5. I generally liked Eccleston but that was in spite of what he had to work with. Oh dear.
  6. That makes the (presumably permanent) absence of GoldenEye so much more painful.
  7. Did this in Y0 the other day and it took me a moment to register that I'd won! I hear there's a trophy for this in Y3 and I dread to think of someone trying to get it for hours on end. I'm supposed to be on my way to assassinate someone but I'm spending forever just mucking around.
  8. Just occurred to me that Parks and Rec retrospectively has Mario and Sonic in their cast now. Edit: and Toad!
  9. Chris Pratt? And I love Charlie Day but really? As Luigi?
  10. Pleasantly surprised by Kirby.
  11. MiSTer Addons has posted a quick look at their new system, with a custom PCB and a form factor only slightly larger than a PC Engine. Really like the look of this! Hopefully they'll have European distribution sorted by release.
  12. Always loved that doc- I remember buying it on VHS twice, after my first tape was chewed! Not sure if you're aware of it already but Industrial Evolution: Through the Eighties with Cabaret Voltaire is a great read from someone who flitted between a grim job at their rapidly declining local council in London during the week and speed-fuelled weekends in CV's orbit in Sheffield. One anecdote from it has always stuck in my mind when I think of RHK: Anyway, a couple of my favourite Cabs tracks that I probably should've included in the OP:
  13. More reskinned seasonal Animal Crossing events that involve collecting items for hideous outfits. Ugh, anyway. I'd settle for a new Pilotwings.
  14. Not sure how many Cabs fans we have here but RHK has died, at 65. A real shame- I liked their earlier work and enjoyed Shadow of Fear last year.
  15. Very entertaining! Loved that he was doing this all with Metamatic playing in the background as well.
  16. The Last Black Man in San Francisco is coming on the 9th of October. I will be very happy to be emotionally crushed by that film again.
  17. Incredible experience on my One X so far. The fog in Silent Hill actually looks like fog, instead of a dithered mess! I even got the fan translation of Mizzurna Falls up and running.
  18. Thank you! I'll try loading from a USB thumb drive instead for now.
  19. Having some trouble trying to get Duckstation to see games on my Samsung T5 SSD on my One X, it's as if it doesn't see the drive at all. It's formatted to exFAT- is this correct?
  20. I love that Lana Wachowski opted to open the trailer with I hope parts of this are going to be a massive slap in the face to the far right.
  21. This is already going to be a step up over the other sequels as I won't able to identify bits of Sydney with a green tint slapped over them. Breaks your immersion when you see Neo and Trinity trying to look all cool as they're driving past your old office and taking several shots to get around the same corner.
  22. Not convinced by the trailer but I'm going to end up watching it anyway.
  23. Interesting. What's the rationale behind this? I liked Prisoners and Arrival but really didn't like BR2049 at all.
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