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  1. Sadly I wasn't joking but we have worked it out. It has been a brutal 48 hours. Southgate nailed the tactics.
  2. My girlfriend left me yesterday and it was more entertaining than watching England.
  3. International football is the absolute best for me too. As mentioned, the carnival atmosphere, different styles of football, surprise teams and always unearthing new talent is exciting. Not botherd about England though. Haven't been since the 2002 World Cup though tbh. We have just been shite for so long and although I like what Southgate is trying to do, I struggle to really get behind them. I also don't understand how Grealish is now somehow the second coming of Christ. He's a decent player for sure, but he's not exactly among the world's best. I think what annoys me with England also is how the likes of Gary Lineker massively overhypes any player that does something half decent. They are a decent group, fairly talented and seem to work together, despite perhaps flat performances. They can certainly go all the way, it's a tournament after all, but for me, it's a good of good players, a few great ones. But more potential than anything.
  4. One of my absolute favourite albums. It sounds incredible today.
  5. It seems people aren't impressed. What have they been doing this entire time?
  6. Exactly. Not to mention that FF wasn't a huge western franchise until the PS1. So the vast majority of western fans started with ATB.
  7. ATB was fully in place during the SNES era I think with 5. You had your time bars, also a wait mode for beginners or those with a slow pace. FFVI and beyond had moves with a cool down or cool up period too. FFXII literally took it all, and made it work in a real time environment. The fundamentals of it are the same, except the characters don't stand still. FFXII is the very essence of Final Fantasy. It plays like both old and new games. Only you can program you own commands.
  8. XII is just ATB in a real time setting. It's the same gameplay as the older ones.
  9. It's gone! I watched it recently and wanted to again. Can't get it on Blu-ray either.
  10. I recently watched Episodes and it's brilliant. It has been on my list for ages but never got around to. But yeah, Le Blanc is brilliant. It feels so British yet set in America. All the cast are excellent.
  11. I've got the first 70 ksues of both the PS1 and PS2 editions and they are still mostly good. Early on the PS1 version was brilliant and has aged really well. Feels like Edge lite, you can see Steve Jarratt's fantastic influence. Middle third it was dragged down under Pegley but Mike Goldsmith brought it back up again. PS2 edition, started really well too. Good writing, lack of crazy hype and good features. Shifted the lifestyle stuff to the end too.
  12. Probably my favourite Zelda game in 3D. Apart from some padding, I absolutely love everything about this game. So glad it is coming to switch.
  13. Developers vision? Such a cop out. Developers don't envisagegames running at with sub optimal performance. It's often a choice due to hardware constraints, not because they dream of making a game at 30fps. Currently systems will go a long way to eliminate that. Improvements to visuals on the surface are incremental. So performance boosts will come much more common.
  14. Part of the reason I struggled moving into he HD era was the frame rates. So many games I played on PS2 were 60fps. Going from GT4 to PGR3 was horrible on the eyes. It wasn't worth the supposed resolution increase. It looked like a flick book in comparison and racers are vital to be 60. I don't hate 30 for all games of course. But for some reason it feels so hard on HD games. Maybe it's the TV size. Of the level of detail makes or appeared more jerky, even with motion blur. I mean, games like Ridge Racer 4, as stunning as it is, only has limited detail.
  15. In the league, sorry. That's his average.
  16. 33 mins per game this season over 9 games. He is talented, but he hasn't been given a decent run imo. Is he good enough for Liverpool? I'm not sure but I actually think he has the raw talent. His touch and movement are outstanding, but it's that final third. I think it's got to be confidence.
  17. For photographing a CRT, if you can change your shutter speed, 1/50 for 50hz and 1/60 for 60 Hz really helps. Can get a clean enough shot.
  18. I've been using my GT Prologue white PS2 since 2004 as my main machine! Hopefully it won't go hang. But I am having a new laser fitted soon. Current one seems ok but I've messed up adjusting it so will sent it to a mate anyway.
  19. Developed by Clockwork Games. Burning Road, hard but fun and cheesy. Racing Groovy is great. Tokyo Highway Battle is great. Moto Racer 1 is excellent. Second has a duff frame rate. Rally De Africa is a great Sega Rally clone. Speed Freaks is good fun. V-Rally 2 is amazing, best rally game of the era.
  20. F-Zero, as much as I love it, hasn't been a big seller for Nintendo, hence their reluctance to do it. I'd love a Wave Race using the MK8 engine, water like on Cheep Cheep Beach. Would be amazing.
  21. @MardiganX on this ball is OP, off the ball is hopeless. Defenders seem to go for the man and not the ball! So much AI help for attacking and very little for defending. Scoring is sooooo easy now.
  22. I think i would get it if I can make my internet reliable.
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