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Protocol Penguin

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  1. Watched The Irishman, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, and Uncut Gems. Any other Netflix original films worth a view?
  2. Anyone else notice that... I liked how...
  3. Heh, you’re right, and I enjoyed it. Nice to see some classic ‘Dwarf.
  4. Bah, On the Beach isn’t available on Netflix any more. That would be the perfect old-timey film to watch at the moment, the sense of foreboding as gradually everyday life and the society arounds it grinds to a halt...
  5. Can you log into D+ on multiple devices? Thinking about getting a month’s sub to simul-watch The Baby Yoda Show with family members who are struggling to keep themselves occupied during the lockdown.
  6. Really want to watch that later when I get home, but I haven’t watched Classic Era ‘Dwarf since around 2001, so I’m a bit reluctant in case it’s aged worse than I imagined...
  7. I hadn’t noticed until very recently how much Shinobi owes to Namco’s Rolling Thunder...
  8. £350 for a Switch with a download code? Have Nintendo jacked up the price of the full-fat Switch suddenly?
  9. Everyone should watch Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind on Netflix if they haven’t already, as... 1.) the film was so topical that it had an environmental message as early as 1983 2.) the film is, like more obvious fare like Star Wars, Blade Runner, Aliens (etc) one of the films that inspired, and was homaged by, countless video games of the ‘80s and ‘90s 3.) it shows how remarkably fully-formed and familiar-looking Ghibli’s work was from day one, with the Miyazaki themes and tropes on display 4.) it’s a great companion film to the later Laputa Castle in the Sky if you’ve enjoyed that, based on some similar concepts 5.) there’s an engrossing 7-part manga series for you to read afterwards.
  10. I’ll give it another go when I get home. I suppose that biplanes shooting at dinosaurs is objectively one of the greatest concepts ever devised by mankind, so...
  11. The Pro controller also endures well as a controller. I’ll been using the same Pro controller since Switch launch day, as I’ve played all my non-Pokémon games exclusively in TV mode, and it works just as well as then, without any obvious wear. It really has been a worthwhile purchase.
  12. That’s depressing, because Konami and M2 are behind this unit; I mean, it’s not like this was another half-baked turd by a bunch of amateurish chancers with a crowdfunding campaign...
  13. That’s a really well made, lovingly curated retro compilation of games that are mediocre at best and just plain awful at worst. It’s quite an oddity.
  14. Tried Stardew Valley in the end. Wish I hadn’t. It’s one of those games that causes sharp anxiety and makes me wonder why I even still bother with gaming as a hobby. Oh well, it was only 11 quid, I guess.
  15. I know the feeling. I usually once a year get out all my Super Famicom and Mega Drive carts and give them a clean over just to be sure. I recommend industrial style cotton swabs rather than cosmetic cotton buds for optimal results though, they work better even when using the same isopropyl spray.
  16. Love this game, even if it’s not exactly massively challenging, and it unfortunately suffered from similar problems to most non-chip-assisted Super Famicom shoot ‘em ups. Still, it has that colour palette and that sound chip doing what they do best, and with two players, it’s pretty special indeed.
  17. It’s implausible, yes. But quite honestly, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea in practice. Anything that gets Trek away from the incumbent creatives endlessly running the franchise into the ground probably won’t be too negative an outcome, IMO. And I say that as someone who can’t stand most of Seth MacFarlane’s non-Orville output.
  18. That’s depressing. TNG and DS9 have already tackled analogies to Brexit and Trump half-dozen times each already without overdoing it, and Stewart’s notorious creative meddling made the TNG films dogshit...
  19. So, Rune Factory 4 or Stardew Valley? (FWIW, I haven’t played a Harvest Moon game properly since the GBC one.)
  20. Probably something like that, rings a bell. Also, I guess it’s control system and visual style definitely didn’t lend itself to control ports (well, neither did Lemmings, I guess, but it was a Tetris-like phenomenon). I don’t disagree with that on some levels. I’d rather play Turtles in Time or Hyperstone Heist than any of the SoR or FFight series if offered.
  21. I’ve always wondered why Walker sunk without trace – even Amiga magazines quick forgot about it. Did it ever get released?
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