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  1. I certainly can't think of a much greater example of hero to zero as TV series go, not one that sustained such a quality level for so long and became such a cultural event then spiralled into decline so extreme and universally agreed. And I think that's at least partly because there's a very common feeling of resentment about it, like yours, that so much (relatively speaking) was invested in it for such little result.
  2. Well, I'll give you F76, sure. I haven't played it myself but I certainly get the impression that it is, or was at least, in at least as sorry a state as CP2077. However, the part I was disputing was mainly the "Bethesda [have] done a Cyberpunk 2077 multiple times in a row" suggestion, like their history is riddled with games released in a condition that severe yet gamers have repeatedly forgiven them, and I wouldn't agree that's the case.
  3. I would dispute a bit that Bethesda have released much in the state of CP2077. Don't get me wrong - I've seen and experienced much of their vast history of bugs. It did feel to me though that CDPR dialled the bug count right up to 11 and then added some bonus sprinklings: broadly unplayable on half of the target platforms and an overwhelming sense of the game being unfinished, or at least much reduced from what they'd intended. With Elder Scrolls and Fallout, I think that even while I've run into plenty of comical bugs - and I'm aware plenty of people have hit real showstoppers too - the overall experience for most people, including me, has generally been the promised one. I don't think that's the case with CP2077 really. I did really enjoy my time with it but it's a deeply flawed gem.
  4. Any section where most/all of the player's abilities are taken away. It's been a shit feature pretty much since the inception of video games but if anything it's worse in more modern titles where everything's an RPG to some extent and you've been gradually earning them all. Latest culprit for me is Jedi Fallen Order where It's relatively brief but just awful design.
  5. Good old Gurdeep, DPD's finest, brought me some delicious treats today. Looking forward to some of these. Absolute bargain too.
  6. I wonder if there are any good articles on the physics of striking a ball like that - why exactly such a 'sweet strike' seems to have so much free power, when someone can put twice as much effort in as Thiago seemingly did there and produce half the power. I found some covering spin - e.g. Roberto Carlos's free kick - but not so much power.
  7. Thanks. They have offers on individual cans too and free shipping over £35 so I just put together a selection from there instead - bit more interesting than 24 pale ales I'd say!
  8. Mortal Shell sounds like a pretty good stop gap until the next real Dark Souls arrives a couple of months later. And it seems there's a free upgrade to an enhanced PS5 version? I'll definitely give that a whirl. And I expect my daughter will be delighted with the Lego game, so probably a decent month.
  9. The point about the time it airs / aired in the past is regarding the watershed, not viewing habits.
  10. I hadn't seen the E4 schedule but you're right. It seems like an odd decision to me. I understand that it might not stand much chance of ever being cool to the youth but I don't see what they're gaining by pitching so old in the content. I'm not going to watch or not on the basis of whether or not they feature more violent games, and certainly not those at the extremes like MK. It seems like they only have anything to lose, in terms of the parent and child combination that a few in here have now ruled out or younger teens. And of course the original broadcast at weekday teatimes so it does seem like a fairly natural assumption to have made that this might calibrate somewhat similarly, at a sort of PG/12A level. I struggle to see that this would rule out much in the way of interesting content.
  11. There's another 2 then that's it for now.
  12. Jokes that younger kids aren't even going to register are obviously fine but I'd have to wonder if they'd be showing even as much of MK as they did if it was being broadcast on terrestrial TV before 9pm (which presumably it would, if it was ever promoted from E4). They did reduce the gore a bit and probably instructed the players not to use a regular fatality but still, for example, kept in several seconds of one of the characters clearly plunging a drill into the other's eye socket and blood jetting out, while the co-presenter approvingly described exactly what was happening. I mean, I don't want to get all Mary Whitehouse up in here, but that's not especially cool if they're aiming for parents that remember the original to watch this with their relatively young children. It also just seems like a completely unnecessary choice, in the very first show of a limited run, if the audience is supposed to include 8/9 year olds. (A further digression: it's generally a bit of a bug bear on these digital platforms that it's often hard to even tell what the suitability of something is for children. BBC iPlayer, for example, doesn't seem to have thought about this at all. Unless you stick to a kids profile and only choose programmes from there, it seems like the only way of telling is to check what time it was originally broadcast.)
  13. What, really? What time is this planned to go out, or are my vague notions of pre- / post-watershed hopelessly outdated in our digital age? I actually would like to watch this with my daughter but that would be pretty far outside acceptable content.
  14. The Wookiepedia page on Ahsoka must be at least a million words. Terrifying.
  15. Is Giggs not still under a bit of a legal cloud?
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