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  1. So finished the final mission last night: actually kinda enjoyed it in a 'change of pace' sort of way. Apart from: Not very Hitman, but the last mission does give me hope that IOI could actually do a good job with the Bond licence - more of this in that game could be pretty tasty....
  2. Yeah I think we're on the same page. In retrospect as excellent as Hitman 2016 was (and still is) I can understand why it tanked at retail, especially as it was released episodically. The number of people that will have played that Paris level, gone 'WTF way over my head, I'm out' and not bought any more content must've been galling for IOI.
  3. In fairness, if this allows the game to be more accessible and therefore increase the likelihood of further games, I'm all for it. Have a couple of obvious 'hand-held' methods to get the job done while keeping the more esoteric in the background. I've played Hitman since OG Hitman 2 and so as a veteran these newer games aren't too intimidating: however you only have to read a few forumites here struggle with the shear scale of some of these levels to understand how difficult it is to balance this type of game, so I'm not surprised casuals get turned off very quickly. In many ways I
  4. I think it's more to do with the huge problem Amazon has with customers claiming non-delivery so they get another one sent to them. My wife does Amazon Flex and the number of people who claim they didn't receive something when she knows full well they did is alarming. That's in addition to the risk of drivers 'misplacing' them, of course... Given the value and scarcity of these, plus the issues mentioned above, expect to see Amazon using this more as time goes by.
  5. @Pelekophoros may I ask where did you get that MDF cabinet from? Following your build with interest...
  6. I'v been listening to the OST this afternoon, in preparation for a sesh tonight. It's bloody good, isn't it? Shame the four player co-op is limited to local only; four player online co-op would've been a great lockdown-buster....
  7. Hope Treble doesn't mind the slight hijack, but I have an old HP Elitedesk with a i5-4570 that I'm looking to turn into an emulation box. I've tried Batocera which is a nice front end but accumulating all the ROMs is a pain, especially when for Raspberry Pi you can get retropie images like Nacho's, etc. I was wondering if anyone knew of a equivilent of the retropie images for PC? If not, is there a good guide to building a decent front end yourself? Currently N64 doesn't work on my Batocera install, for example, and I can't find any info as to why not...
  8. I loved the Burnout series. Got the first one on GameCube launch day and absolutely rinsed it. Somehow missed out on buying the second but my brother’s mate had a copy so did play it a little. I can see why people think Point of Impact is better than Takedown, but the way I see it Takedown is pretty much a completely different game that just has the name Burnout in it; i.e. there is room to love both for what each brings to the table. 2004 was a great year for me. Got an Xbox for my 16th and spent study leave and the following summer rinsing the best the system had for
  9. I've added myself to the spreadsheet, but I'm playing now if anyone is up for duo/squads. Be good to play with some adults: I'd forgotten how much of a cesspit XBL has become nowadays... EDIT: Tag: donkeyk
  10. Could someone hit me up with Discord details please? Would be nice having others to talk to when I inevitably get shot in the back as usual...
  11. I went to school with him (he was in the year below) and at Norwich he was best known as "The Beccles Brawler", due to getting barred from every pub in the Beccles area for fighting. I thought that nickname was a bit naff, but you Derby fans have outdone us on that front it seems! Otherwise, OTBC! David McNally, please please PLEASE buy a decent striker this time, thanks.
  12. Haha indeed, they tend to break just looking at them the wrong way! Most of my collection went a long time ago, but the Dreamcast was the one console I kept pretty much everything for. Looking back, the Dreamcast was bloody brilliant wasn't it? Well apart from those cases and the pads of course, but it had a stupidly good first party catalogue. How the mighty Sega has fallen...
  13. Just dug out a whole shedload of Dreamcast stuff I'd nearly forgotten about. Didn't realise I still had a couple of arcade sticks and a VGA box, are they still sought after nowadays? Fancy a run through Shenmue before moving this little lot on....
  14. Currently sat in the lobby of Vue Harrow waiting to watch it. I think people are getting annoyed at my repeated Hans Gruber impressions.... "Sittingh onh ah bheach, earhningh twehnty perr-shent!" EDIT: so me and the other half are currently the only people in the screen. 9 million Die Hard fanatics in the world, and I have to find a borough of London with nobody to appreciate it with....
  15. Anybody played Anna? Looks an interesting punt at £2.71.
  16. I'm going for the first time: can't wait! Probably will head to the Green Man for the 'unoffical' tailgate, as we'll be arriving a little later, and the official one is rammed after a couple of hours apparently. As a somewhat neutral 49ers fan, I'm hoping for a good close game: as you say, I don't see it being a blowout. I have no affinity for the Pats, and as a niner I can't really warm to the Rams, so I'm looking for good individual performances (Brady and the Legatron are top of who I'm looking forward to seeing.) So for me, Pats win by a narrow margin.
  17. I started watching the NFL last year and really enjoyed it, so am looking forward to my first full season. I still don't know much about the finer intracacies regarding formations, plays, etc. but it's such a great spectacle it almost doesn't matter. Still I hope the 49ers (I picked them randomly out of a hat, not because last year they had their first decent season in ages, honest ) are able to move forward this year. If Smith can fully free himself from his 'game-manager' shackles, the new WRs bed themselves in quickly, and the defense keeps as tight as it was last year, we could go all the
  18. Not the most stylistically pleasing, I grant you, but for me this screenshot and front cover best encompasses that period of 2D-to-3D transition: a time when games were advancing at a rate of knots and you were regularly wondering just how much better games could look. There were many games of this period which blew your mind, but driving through that tunnel in Ridge Racer always stood out as particularly special for me.
  19. Added the trine series to my list. Had a look at garry's mod cos I wasn't sure what it was; then saw that it was bundled with counter-strike: source at £3.74, when CS on its own was about twice as much. Glad I checked: bought!
  20. This is my first Steam sale since I ditched my gaming rig and bought a Mac. I thought I'd be able to get through it without damaging my wallet, thinking nothing decent is ever available on Mac, right? Well, I got that wrong.... Have already picked up Limbo, Dear Esther and Bastion: going to pick up Civ IV as well. I hate turn-based strategy with a passion; go figure! I see Counter-Strike Source is £6.99 at the moment, I was thinking of going for it but I was wondering what the chances of it being cheaper in the next couple of days? According to steamprices.com it has been cheaper in the past
  21. HTC-Columbia was disbanding anyway, so he needed to find a new team. As for why he chose Sky, it is an environment he would be comfortable in, because so much of Team Sky is involved in British cycling in the wider sense. That, and he'll be on mega-bucks. Also, he appears to be moving away from concentrating on winning stages in the grand tours anyway, and making himself more suited to classics and other 1-day events (hence his road race world title); where instead of outright speed you need to be able to get over hilly sections, and more importantly, be able to look after yourself.
  22. Jenna's voice annoys me, especially when she's whining like today.
  23. I didn't watch the Sky coverage this morning, but I quite liked watching the BBC highlights, purely because it trimmed down some of the down-time between quali sessions; I thought it made it more watchable in that respect, as sometimes in the past I've found the qualifying show to drag on a fair bit. I also didn't mind Edwards. He wasn't brilliant, but him and DC seemed to work quite well together, and hopefully they'll improve as time goes by. Gonna watch it live on Sky tomorrow to compare, hopefully I shall enjoy that equally as much. Here's hoping the competition improves both offerings to
  24. So, with Jarno Trulli gone, we can get on with Formula 1 without listening to someone drone on about their power steering not working properly, right? Wrong! http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/98081 Oh Kimi...
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