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James Lyon

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  1. The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, The Handmaid's Tale, The Rain, The Purge, Z Nation, Black Summer. What does that say to you about dystopian drama series?


    There's too many of them?


    That's one way of looking at it, another way of looking at it is, people like them, let's make some more of them.

  2. 13 hours ago, smac said:

    If anyone's looking for something much shorter, much more modern, and quite quirky, give Dave Made a Maze a shot. Top tip - do NOT watch the trailer; it gives away too much. Just watch the titles and the first minute or two of the film - you'll know if it's for you by then.


    Hah - there was a thread, and JPickford picks up on what might turn you off it in those first few minutes:


    I started that thread and I still haven't seen it! Better give it a watch this week.

  3. Woohoo! I'm finally in the 100k club. I can't remember when I first started. Beginning of this year sound right?


    Anyway, I've just got the points from what I can do on my desktop PC and mobile. Doing the quizzes and Game Pass quests on Cloud when I can (come on, Microsoft, let PC games count as well).


    It seems I'd be here faster if I could do the additional quests on the Xbox interface, yet it's a little tricky if that's the thing I'm saving my points towards. Crazy to think I'm getting free hardware just by mindlessly engaging in corporate fun for five minutes a day (for a year or two)!

  4. 6 hours ago, Fry Crayola said:

    Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake liberally used real people for the codec images in-game, and they were redone for the re-release on phones, and later on Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.




    Top two rows are the originals, bottom two are the replacements. See who you can recognise!


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    I'm not seeing the Bob Hoskins one. Looks more like Buddy Hackett being replaced by Kryten.

  5. On 14/10/2021 at 12:38, JamesC said:

    Scream's okay but Final Destination is where it's at.


    Hear me out: a Final Destination / Scream crossover movie. Death needs to balance the books again but is Ghost Face a friend or foe?

  6. Ouch. 1 star in the Guardian. They also completely spoil something by saying they won't spoil it and then give a glaringly obvious clue on what they're not meant to be spoiling. Which, to be fair, was to do more complaining about it.

  7. 4 hours ago, Doctor Shark said:

    I keep seeing reports that they’re working on reboots with the original Netflix stars. I don’t want reboots, like the Netflix ones never happened. They need to be continuations. 


    Unless Disney get the rights from Netflix to show the originals on D+, I'm guessing there's not much chance of that, sadly.

  8. I've been playing it the past couple of nights. Really enjoying it although definitely a bit rough around the edges.


    The only thing I don't like personally is the way they've equated darkness to mono-colour. In the daylight everything looks really nice and colourful, at nighttime and indoors it's bland and flat and any lighting just doesn't seem to pop. As you spend about half the game in darkness, or so it seems, it's a weird design choice.

  9. 18 hours ago, Majora said:

    I've never fully understood guide writing, perhaps someone here can help me understand. How can you guarantee that the guide writer will always be able to find everything in a game?


    For example, Alan Wake tasks you with finding 100 thermos flasks hidden throughout the whole game, nearly all of which are missable if you trigger a certain cutscene and with no real indication of where the ones you haven't collected yet are located. Is a guide writer expected to play through the levels over and over again until they find them all or what? How on earth does writing a guide for something like that work?


    I got asked to write a walkthrough for C&C: Red Alert for PC Zone back in the day. My tactic was just to play through the game and write up whatever I did to beat each map, whether it was the best way or not. Hey, it was guaranteed to get you past. I hope it helped at least one person, although I'm glad they never asked me to do a guide for the multiplayer!

  10. 1 hour ago, Capwn said:

    If I was in charge of this movie I would have made it more of a funny but charming indie movie with some unknown playing Charles Martinet who is forced to retire but can't let go. Nintendo have hired a new young star to take on Mario's voice and has to spend a week with Charles at his home during his last week working for Nintendo. They both start off on the wrong foot, with Charles over managing and following the new guy everywhere. The movie is about Charles letting go and passing on the torch to a new generation of Mario fans.


    That's how I'd have gone about this movie.



    Final line of the movie. Charles turns to our young protagonist, tears in his eyes and says slowly:


    "It's-a you... Mario.'

  11. On 08/09/2021 at 00:21, Blue said:

    Just finished part 5. This is what happens when you want to milk a successful series but don't have any ideas. Dreadful.


    Sounds exactly like Prison Break.

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