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by Maturin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 327
Views: 6924

Re: Currently Playing

Well, you better hope it's the disc. :lol:

If your case fans are starting to go nuclear then you've got bigger problems!
by Maturin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 327
Views: 6924

Re: Currently Playing

When I played Baldurs Gate 2 a year or so back from DVD, every single morning when I turned the PC on the DVD would start up like a vacuum cleaner and I'd wonder what the hell that noise was. By the time I eventually got used to it I'd finished my playthrough.

"vrrooooooooOOOMMMMMMM-SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
by Maturin
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 342
Views: 7027

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

The Monty Don investigation. :lol:
by Maturin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 1838

Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

Personally I had fun with Andromeda, the main issues were the story and antagonists, both of which were forgettable at best. But as noted in the article, the combat and exploration were excellent, in many ways the best of the franchise. Like the article notes, Andromeda is probably the worst ME gam...
by Maturin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Music & Literature
Topic: I dun a(nother) book!
Replies: 23
Views: 230

Re: I dun a(nother) book!

Yeah, congrats on getting your latest book published Sly. It's quite a serious commitment just getting one book all the way through to publishing, and you've done several now so well done!
by Maturin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 342
Views: 7027

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

I almost keeled over with laughter at CGI young Alan Partridge being beaten last night, then followed by the correct guide to spanking children as hard as possible, ably demonstrated by Alan himself in slow motion. :lol:

This Time is a bit uneven in places, but there's loads of gems in this show.
by Maturin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Tabletop Games
Replies: 77
Views: 2728

Re: Tabletop Games

Very tidy work, Doug.

Whenever I see a forum member posting model painting updates, I always get a small desire to get out the paints again myself.
by Maturin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series
Replies: 342
Views: 7027

Re: Good TV (aka, the TV series spamthread), the second series

I had low expectations going in with This Time, but there is some genuinely classic Partridge content tucked away in here.
by Maturin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 30
Views: 264

Re: Guild Wars 2

The entire MMORPG genre passed me by during my gaming life, but I remember thinking in the past that if I had attempted one of them it would have been Guild Wars (or GW2). Mainly for the reasons put by Snowy above. Always appeared very accessible from the outside looking in.
by Maturin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 327
Views: 6924

Re: Currently Playing

Nah, I think it fits perfectly. You're all alone in an unknown, alien environment. The creepiness is great!

It's actually surprising how much time is spent just exploring and retracing steps in the original Doom. The PSX version ratchets up the tension wonderfully.
by Maturin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 327
Views: 6924

Re: Currently Playing

Ah, the purist view of the PSX soundtrack - I guess I could force myself to listen to the tinny soundtrack that is beyond irritating after about 20 seconds, but I find I prefer the brilliant soundscape that transforms the game into something truly creepy & desolate!
by Maturin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 327
Views: 6924

Re: Currently Playing

Speaking of Doom, I recommend the PSX emulator version for the awesome soundtrack:

by Maturin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 1838

Re: Anthem [PC, PS4, XBone] - February 22nd 2019

I got just as much enjoyment out of Andromeda, if not more, than the earlier ME games. Just had a terrible launch and a poorly voice-acted character (who was annoyingly present in the opening section of the game) but I started playing it after the major bugfix patch and had a great time. Likewise wi...
by Maturin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Music & Literature
Topic: Currently Reading
Replies: 140
Views: 3527

Re: Currently Reading

Sadly, I ragequit Neutronium Alchemist by P.Hamilton about halfway through. I adored the Commonwealth Saga, but I found this to be silly nonsense.