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  1. Halloween Kills. Objectively awful, but maybe because of low expectations I really liked it! A roller-coaster of absolute bunk, its one of the oddest mainstream releases of recent years. Terrible in a properly cult-y way. ***
  2. I saw it last night and agree. It's both very different from the first whilst being exactly like it: Hardy steals the show doing the Brock/symbiote double-act, everything else around it is mediocre. Well, I say that, but I actually enjoyed some of the fights. Well, some parts of them. Serkis isn't a great director - he's competent - but he definitely understands how to make CGI characters feel weighty and move in interesting ways. Loads and loads of problems though. Awful pacing, scenes that end abruptly, too much focus on backstory. Yet somehow Hardy makes it all work once again, especially as (as co-writer) he's willing to embrace the chaos and melodrama so it actually sticks out in a crowded field. It's also heavily British all the way through, which I've not seen mentioned anywhere! Doesn't feel American at all really, apart from the accents. British cast, writers and director and it totally shows, especially in the willingness to embrace queer themes, and not worry about looking grimy and ugly for a role. Very panto
  3. And just like that, my GDEmu rocks up the next day! So I unbutton the thing and fit it all in. Nice. I also added a replacement Noctua fan. Little bugger wouldn't fit properly even with the replacement tray opening clip they give you with the 3D printed kit. Had to remove the fan housing completely. I secured it by gluing the fan to a strip of plastic with epoxy. Then I expoxied this to the fan casing. No R7s were harmed in the making of this Frankenstein's monster. Was it worth the effort? Errrrmm... nahhhh! Saved about 10dB in loudness, and is slightly less piercing on the ears than the stock fan, but unless you're obsessed with a slight noise reduction (or find a better kit) then I wouldn't necessarily bother.
  4. These are kind suggestions, but I'm really well versed in all this work, I promise These weren't scuffs removable by solvents/alcohol and cotton buds, I tried those first; they needed greater levels of abrasion. The result is excellent, by the way. You really have to work it around in the light to see the slightly more glossy bits
  5. Foisty! Nice. But yeah, magic sponges are a tool in my arsenal (ho ho). They are a bit more abrasive again than the wadding though, so I tend to use them for stubborn ink marks (pen, sharpie) or dings that have driven paint or dirt well into the plastic. Good shout though!
  6. R7 arrived yesterday! It had a few scuffs, but nothing that really bothered me. Still, I buffed them out with brass wadding (after testing on an inconspicuous area, obvs) and it worked a treat! The one in the top left corner was very deep so it's left behind a shiny patch, but still far preferable to a white scuff mark GDEMU not arrived yet, but it has new pico-style PSU, battery holder and resettable fuse mods done, now. I also retrobrited the buttons as they were piss-yellow.
  7. I've got a MODE in my Saturn, but just a boggo GDEMU in the DC. Very happy with it - £36 off Aliexpress with a very good plastic cover thing replacing the GD ROM. I expected a 3D print but no, it's injection moulded Really just posting to say I've got an R7 on the way So if anyone wants my fully loaded DC, hit me up! I'll post specs in a bit. The R7 isn't perfect, or boxed, but was a good price!
  8. Dread Delusion looks nice. I said on the podcast that PS1 graphics is the new cel shading (man I'm old) and looks like they've even added texture warping for the full effect!
  9. I'm not sure this will be the case, but there is a known bug with Game Pass for PC where some games won't install to anything but the initial setup drive (C in most cases). Obvs doesn't apply if you're Xbox owners, and you may be feeling like you dodged a bullet with this one by now anyway...
  10. Done, thanks. Very lucky my only 50hz capable device was PSOne.
  11. Help needed! Bought a very nice Sony Kv14m1u, 14" portable. Picture was very off centre, so I found the service manual and accessed the right mode. Now, I tried adjusting the HCentre value in the menu but the options are in red and locked out. I entered the command to reset the geometry, and it helped a lot... but it's stuck the RED HWB to 42,with BLUE and GREEN only on 10 so the image is overly red. Anyone got experience unlocking the option to change these values? I read someone saying that if the signal is 60hz you can't adjust it, but I was trying with NTSC disabled and no signal. Does it need a 50hz signal piped-in to calibrate maybe? EDIT: think that might be it. Manual says don't attempt it it 60hz or with an 'unlocked' signal. Now to find something that'll actually spit-out 50hz... EDIT 2: yep, done. It needs to be fed a 50hz signal. The only thing I have that can (relatively easily) do 50 is my PSOne. And even then, its an NTSC machine that luckily happens to be chipped. And the only 50hz disc I have left is pretty much the one that started it all
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