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Hubertus Bigend

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  1. Went back, instantly regretted it. Seriously, how THE FUCK do I complete order no. 14 / get to Port Knot City? Dick-sucking stupid game. I don’t care if Sam dies, I don’t care if BB gets aborted - fuck it all to hell. Nonsensical crap. My neighbours probably think I’m watching child porn with all this terrified baby wailing going on. I give up and don’t blame Edge for doing the same.
  2. Ugh. I had to walk away from it just now. I rage quit twice and then turned it off. That's the closest I've ever got to smashing up a console... ever. I'm about 8 hours in, probably making relatively slow progress. My initial feelings were very positive. As I told a friend: It's The Lobster meets No Man's Sky meets Breath of the Wild meets MGSV. When your PS4 controller starts crying at you like a baby through the speaker, and you have to soothe it by tilting it from side to side, you just know - Kojima is a genius auteur. And when the mountain you've been scaling with ropes and ladders that either you or someone on PSN laid (that you can 'Like' like it's augmented reality Facebook), and the landscape becomes engulfed with a vast, supernatural oil slick with undead grasping hands and bodies coming out of the ground, trying to pull you under, or giant oil whales leaping out and smashing back into the landscape behind you... It's an Amazon Prime deliveries on acid simulator! Rad. Except, it's also, really, a 'frustration dream' simulator. And by the inherent nature of frustration dreams, they really aren't fun to play - not if you're a perfectionist who wants (but is completely unable) to embark upon the deliveries on acid simulator and simply transport cargo from point A to point B unscathed. With that fucking bike, on this fucking stupid rocky impenetrable terrain, with the odds completely fucking against me, my cargo exploding all over the landscape with the slightest oily finger being laid on me, it just ain't happening right now. Conversely, I was a relative master at MGSV after a similar length of time. Amidst the annoyances, there is a stellar vision that threatens to propel forward not just gaming as a medium but storytelling as a whole. The themes of the War On Terror, environmental oblivion and our addiction to oil, quantum computing, post-social media and Snowden era privacy, and so on are all worn overtly and satirically on the game's sleeve, here. I'd really like to delve further without getting console-smashingly pissed off.
  3. Graphically they’ve done an okay job despite the shocking borders, but I miss the pixelated character models. I want to replay this but it might have to be the PS1 original.
  4. Move to OT request. tl;dr - don’t like Adobe’s massive early cancellation fees? Just complain bitterly and they’ll waiver them.
  5. Thank you! I’ll save myself the bother.
  6. Does anyone know the advantages of upgrading their Hakchi? I'm on v2 so it's more of a faff I believe.
  7. Day 1 purch, all platforms. Really looking forward to playing this through again - I haven’t touched it since it was first released.
  8. Loved everything about Keanu’s appearance, and Microsoft’s keynote actually. Can’t wait for Cyberpunk. (Sorry, Cyyyy-ber PUNK!) Best E3 ever?
  9. This is more than a face palm moment. I've been thinking a lot about this. Just finished binge watching the show (started last night). What a remarkable series, and with such timely themes and meditations on the truth. I've long regarded The Truth as something real, which lies separate from human perception and bias. Try having that argument with a lawyer - they will usually insult and try to diminish you. But they are wrong. Incredible performances across the board (Jared Harris absolutely smashed it, as usual), and cinematography etc., but the show's real genius lies in being a comprehensive, vital, and previously lacking historical record of the catastrophe. This will rightly sear itself onto the consciousness of many as the ecstatic truth to the patchy and distant scientific truth that only gradually emerged. It is utterly outrageous, but yet entirely predictable, that the first response of 'Putin's media' should be to cry CIA intervention and wish to create their own version. I believe that if you forego the truth, then you have no right to demand to become a storyteller. There's something deeply interesting about this matter that actually gets to the very heart of the act of writing, even. William Gibson said that the thing that writing novels most resembles is the act of lying. But what about writing a historical drama series? What's also notable, I think, (and perhaps even uniquely so among major tragedies) is that the Chernobyl disaster doesn't actually belong to its creators - the Russians/Soviet Union - because of their lies. They were consistently the most unimaginably unreliable narrators - during the event, and ever since, even with the fall of the Iron Curtain. The disaster certainly belongs to its Ukrainian victims, but also the western world who were almost its unwitting victims, too. This isn't Russia's story to tell any more. It was rightly taken out of their shameless hands with the creation of this series, and brave investigators challenging the Party line before it. Fuck them - and fuck whatever inferior lies they come up with.
  10. Saw it last night. Detective Pikachu is a film made with love. It could have been a shameless cash grab, but it’s a phenomenal nostalgia trip, very funny and well written. Lots more to say but no spoilers here. Kermode kinda liked it too!
  11. Does this do Minecraft? Never owned an Oculus.
  12. Looks like it’s time to build a PC again. Awesome.
  13. U wot m8??? Day one purch here. I hope they change as little as possible about the SNES version (it's also one of the handful of essential but absent games I added to my SNES Mini). Also, I hope they don't saddle it with in app purchases. Just charge me up front and be done with it.
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