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  1. Well, those characters certainly look wacky, eh?
  2. There was a time in the mid-noughties when it seemed like Alan Dale was in every single TV show being made. IT’S JIM ROBINSON AGAIN!
  3. What a real dick move from Nintendo. I only bought 51 Worldwide Games because ShopTo offered it for what I considered to be a fair price. This new policy will result in me buying fewer Switch games, and Nintendo therefore getting less of my money. Congrats.
  4. I'm not getting this unless there's some sweet, sweet Uplay integration.
  5. I liked Birds of Prey well enough as a fun though inessential couple of hours at the movies, and Margot Robbie is great so I'm interested in anything she puts her name to. Does Pirates work without Depp? Not sure - certainly the lead characters (ie. supposed to be Bloom and Knightley in the original) will need to be much less bland for a new one to work without the franchise's breakout selling point. It would be interesting to break down what makes the first film one work much better than the others. This is just me theorising from memory as it's been a while since I saw it, but is it because Depp was a live hand grenade chucked into the story as an agent of chaos rather then the lead? He was a supporting character who mayhemed up what would have otherwise been a straightforwardly fun romp, whereas from film 2 onwards he was the focal point which made it not work as well.
  6. FTP games on mobile are often absolutely fucking horrendous in their practices. I'm pretty surprised that the App Store and Google Play Store don't have hard and fast rules for this stuff (although I suppose the gatekeepers are directly profiting from it), or if they do then they certainly aren't effective. The user experience in so many FTP apps is genuinely terrible, massively cynical, and predatory in the extreme. And that's coming from the point of view of an adult - it's easy to see how kids can be sucked into 'accidentally' spending loads of money on their parents' cards if they gain the required password. Special shout out to Roblox on Xbox here - the sheer number of 'buy currency' pop-ups in that thing are mind-boggling. I think that much of it is prompted by the creators of the individual games, but that's no excuse for Ubisoft.
  7. My ex recently banned my 7 year old from YouTube indefinitely, because he was watching various personalities like Preston and DanDTM and it was affecting his mood. He was becoming a bit rude, and she thought he was learning this from the YouTubers. Preston, for example, is massively condescending towards his wife a lot, and while this may partly be a joke, a 7 year old is unable to tell the difference. I'm not entirely sure about whether YouTubers can be blamed for a behaviour change, but they are insufferably annoying. The worst part of it, though, is that he has started using Americanisms ('trash'! And he even said 'rout' the other day instead of route) and their use of soft consonants, so for example saying 'budder' instead of butter, which is an actual crime. I must deprogram him from this!
  8. Yes, it's the guns more than the visuals, for sure. His mum (my ex-wife) is certainly more militant (lol) about that sort of thing, but I try to be as consistent as I can with her policies when it's not completely ridiculously puritanical.
  9. Fortnite at 9 years old? Hmmm. (I'm aware that many parents choose to let their kids play Fortnite under 12, but I thought they were mainly ones who weren't into games themselves! Why do you think that game's fine? I'm not judging, I'm interested because my 7 year old desperately wants to play it and I've told him no way until he's 12, but I may allow him a bit earlier than that if there's a consensus that actually it's fine.) Anyway, you may think I'm a terrible parent, as I will happily let my son play for hours at a time if he's into a game. It's what I used to do!
  10. Any rumours about a Series X or PS5 version of this?
  11. Thanks, I wasn’t sure if you meant that or the 2D one from a few years earlier.
  12. That's a good point about the virus numbers - no way is cinema restarting properly over there while so many states are on the uptick with COVID-19.
  13. Tenet is the big experiment, isn't it? So little is coming out this summer that it should have a very long tail indeed, and then if lockdown measures ease further, the marketing machine can be cranked up again. So even if it makes slightly less than Nolan's other films, it will hopefully still end up doing well, and then there's the VOD market later which should be more lucrative if fewer people have seen it on the big screen. The alternative is to just sit on the film along with the others, and that will inevitably lead to some box office disasters in a too crowded market. And that's STILL reliant on moviegoing habits returning to normal. I'm far from convinced that I'll want to go to the cinema in July, but Tenet is the only film that will make me consider it.
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