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by arqueturus
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Half-Life: Alyx [VR] - March 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 198

Re: Half-Life: Alyx (Had to be VR)

My main problem was the pacing. Every good idea was run into the ground in repetition. If it were half the length it would have been twice the game. I remember the episodes being worse in that regard. Doom 3 was better ;) Doom 3 as turgid bollocks with contrived gameplay elements that made no sense...
by arqueturus
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 3183

Re: The Travel Thread

Italy is just the best place.

I've been to Rimoni, San Marino, Genoa, Sardinia and Venice (unflooded) and of the all only Venice disapointed but still managed to be fantastic off the beaten track. I like the lifestyle so much that we'd both like to move there.
by arqueturus
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Diablo 4
Replies: 30
Views: 660

Re: Diablo 4

Alan wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Genre peaked with Torchlight 1. Wish they’d remaster it with multiplayer.
I thought that Torchlight 2 was an improvement over 1 in every way but other than that, I agree with you.
by arqueturus
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Welcome to Blade Runner month !
Replies: 38
Views: 765

Re: Welcome to Blade Runner month !

Bladerunner is one of, if not my favourite film. I was lucky enough to see it in Leicester Square (I think) with my Dad when it was released. It's had far more influence on me than Star Wars ever did (and I loved that too). It's the Marmite of films though, so many people are bored to tears by it bu...
by arqueturus
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 487
Views: 17015

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Yeah, the subscription buttons you can get from Amazon to quickly re-order various products baffles me. I can almost see the use case for something like laundry detergent, but it was concerning when they suggested I should get one for a bottle of whisky I'd bought. Whisky on Subscription you say? :-k
by arqueturus
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan
Replies: 487
Views: 17015

Re: The Room 101 thread - for things you hate or just having a bloody good moan

Yes, I'm as guilty of it as anyone else. To be fair, occasionally there are technological innovations which seem promising, but which don't take off, so some reservation can be wise. However, my criticism is when people dismiss things out of hand without really looking into the reasons why the tech...
by arqueturus
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Moving Pictures
Replies: 114
Views: 8657

Re: Moving Pictures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKxOywaoUKo I've had this video stuck in my head for the past 24 hours, trying to work out what Jobs meant. Honestly, I still prefer the aesthetics and functionality of Microsoft to anything Apple has ever created. I guess that means I'm a tasteless pedestrian. I thi...
by arqueturus
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2742

Re: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019

I'm really enjoying this so far. The intro sections wierdly reminded me of the original Unreal opening levels for some reason. Although the game is compared with Fallout 4 - in the Unreal engine, everything feels much more solid albeit contrainted (no bunny hopping up the side of cliffs for you). Gu...
by arqueturus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2742

Re: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019

Sly Boots wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Medicine Man wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Sly's a Vista till I die kind of guy. :D
Win7 fo life.
Why?
by arqueturus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2742

Re: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019

Sly Boots wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:40 am
Was going to say I was tempted to pick up Game Pass for PC for a month or two to play this, but apparently it requires Windows 10 to play games via the service.

So that's out then.
Not a fan of Windows 10?
by arqueturus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker - the last film in the saga
Replies: 56
Views: 1914

Re: Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker - the last film in the saga

After going and seeing the Force Awakens I skipped the cinema release of The Last Jedi and watched on Blu Ray/Sky/Pirate Vision. I can't remember much about it other than it was tedious an overlong. The amount of focus that the films get - ripped to shreds for various reasons, casting, plot etc. is ...
by arqueturus
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2742

Re: The Outer Worlds - PC, PS4, X1, Switch 2019

It'll be on pc/xbox gamepass so I'll play this one. I do agree it looks waaay out of date though, no way I'd buy at full price.
by arqueturus
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Elephant in the Room - Brexit
Replies: 620
Views: 32077

Re: The Elephant in the Room - Brexit

Wrathbone wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:26 am
I bet most of them are the sorts who refer to their holiday photos as 'memories'. :?

They probably won't forget this one for a while.
Harsh :lol:
by arqueturus
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The Elephant in the Room - Brexit
Replies: 620
Views: 32077

Re: The Elephant in the Room - Brexit

Mantis wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:58 am
People are dim.
Quoted for emphasis.