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RE: Company of Heroes 2 free on Steam till 10th Dec

Loved these games. Really hoping for COH3 announcement at some point.



RE: The Walking Dead: Season 8

There was a time when everybody I knew watched this.

I don't know anybody that does now, myself included.

The ratings are down to season 1 levels, but it is still the most watched show on Sunday nights. That just shows how insane the viewing figures were at one point.



RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Gareth Williams says...
"Time to start praying that Ginsburg or Breyer (85 and 80 respectively) don't retire or die any time soon. Both are liberal, so if a democrat candidate doesn't win in 2020 it could be a heavily conservative supreme court for decades to come."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge fractures ribs in fall

Somebody please cover her in ten layers of bubblewrap for the next two years.




RE: Deadwood- Worth a watch?

Production has begun

Quote:
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2018 – Production has begun in Los Angeles on HBO Films’ “Deadwood” movie, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. Continuing the story begun in David Milch’s critically acclaimed, Emmy®-winning HBO series, the feature-length presentation is written by Milch, directed by Daniel Minahan and features original cast members from the series.

In the “Deadwood” film, the indelible characters of the series are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

Returning cast members for the “Deadwood” movie include: Ian McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst). The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn (Caroline).







RE: [VIDEO] Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Showtime Greenlights 1938 L.A.-Set Sequel Series

Quote:
If you’re one of “The Dreadfuls” then you know if there was any series that would find a way to rise from the dead, it was Showtime‘s Penny Dreadful – and you’d be right! The cable network has given the go-ahead for sequel series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, from Penny Dreadful creator/writer/executive producer John Logan – who will serve those same roles in the new series. Set to begin production in 2019, Kidding‘s Michael Aguilar is also on board to produce the project.

"Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the Penny Dreadful London storylines. We will now be grappling with specific historical and real world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. As always in the world of Penny Dreadful, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice." - John Logan

Some things should stay dead...



RE: [VIDEO] They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson's WW1 colourised footage)

Looking forward to seeing it.

It will be shown on BBC1 on Remembrance Sunday.



RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Yup. If only the DNC hadn't colluded with the corrupt Clinton campaign during the democratic primary, the US could have had the most honest man in politics for a president.

They didn't just lose the election. They may have doomed the US to decades of conservative rule.

Hopefully Ginsburg and Breyer are in tip-top health.



RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Time to start praying that Ginsburg or Breyer (85 and 80 respectively) don't retire or die any time soon. Both are liberal, so if a democrat candidate doesn't win in 2020 it could be a heavily conservative supreme court for decades to come.

The DNC rigging the democratic primaries against Bernie might not have been the hot idea that it seemed at the time.



RE: [VIDEO] Jack Ryan (Amazon)

It's out now. Just watched the first episode and rather liked it. Going to binge the rest over the weekend.

The second season is already well into production, with Noomi Rapace joining the cast.



RE: [VIDEO] Nvidia RTX 2000 series

lol these prices

If the 2060 models offer ~1070 performance in the same price bracket as the current 1060 lineup then I might bite.

AMD better pull their fingers out, especially with Intel stepping into the fray next year.



RE: So... what are you playing just now?

Recently finished Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, which I absolutely adored. Sort of like Commandos but in Edo-period Japan.





RE: [VIDEO] Fargo (TV Series)

Officially renewed for a fourth season, starring Chris Rock:

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In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations - that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago - and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities - you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy - that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.

Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who - in order to prosper - has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must in turn raise his son's enemy as his own. It's an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It's a story of immigration and assimilation, and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo.

Doesn't really sound like Fargo tbh, and season 3 was pretty weak :\



RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Probably best not to succumb to confirmation bias:

https://www.snopes.com/news/2018/07/24/dubious-conspiracy-theory-links-putins-daughter-russia-trump-collusion/



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RE: TalkTalk Boost con

Quote:
bandicoot says...
"To this day I do not know what 'telephone boost' is, maybe you can tell me?"

This?

https://help2.talktalk.co.uk/about-boosts-2

Most companies have such additional features, such as caller ID or voicemail.

I'm not sure what your £1.50 boost is though. You should be able to find out in your account settings page on the TalkTalk website.



RE: Deadwood- Worth a watch?

https://deadline.com/2018/07/deadwood-update-hbo-tca-2018-1202433177/

Quote:
HBO president Casey Bloys rejoiced to the TCA press corps this morning that the next installment of Deadwood is finally greenlighted with an October production start, which is what he forecasted at January’s TCA. He guessed there might be a spring 2019 debut but didn’t want to make that part official this morning, “Let’s get cameras rolling,” he said. Game of Thrones episodic director Dan Minahan is directing.

Finally time to schedule a rewatch of seasons 1-3 in preparation.



RE: [VIDEO] Glass (aka Unbreakable 3)

Quote:
mbilko says...
"but there was an unbreakable 2? and it was split??"

Yes, pretty much. The final scene of Split connects it to the Unbreakable universe.



[VIDEO] Glass (aka Unbreakable 3)

Feels strange to be excited about the prospect of an M. Night Shyamalan film again. It's been so long...





RE: [VIDEO] Westworld Season 2

I thought it was a fantastic season, episode 8 being one of the highlights.

My only real concerns were the amount of exposition (which somehow made a fairly simple plot seem much more complicated than it really was) and the over-use of the "Surprise! So-and-so is a robot too!" plot twist.

Apart from that, I loved the world building and the final after the credits scene left me salivating at the prospect of what is to come in the later seasons. The scope of the storytelling is beyond anything I've ever seen on TV.



RE: [VIDEO] The Predator

Predators was great fun, especially Walton Goggins.

This looks like complete gash, though.



RE: [VIDEO] The Terror (AMC | 2018)

Renewed for a second season.

Quote:
The next iteration, based on an idea by Borenstein, will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.

Hmmm...



RE: [VIDEO] Steam Summer Sale 2018

Prey for £9.99. I would snap that up if I hadn't already bought it in the black friday sale.

One of the best games of 2017.



[VIDEO] Steam Summer Sale 2018

Runs until July 5th.

All the discounts you've seen before, but again!






[VIDEO] RE:E3 2018 | June 9th - 14th

RE2 Remake

Over the shoulder RE4-style camera system as rumoured, what a disappointment :(





[VIDEO] RE:E3 2018 | June 9th - 14th

Some Bethesda highlights:

Rage 2 gameplay showcase



Doom Eternal (just a glimpse, full reveal at Quakecon in August)



Wolfenstein: Young Blood



Skyrim: Very Special Edition





[VIDEO] RE: E3 2018 | June 9th - 14th

Good Lord, they actually announced Dying Light 2.







RE: E3 2018 | June 9th - 14th

IO Interactive and WB Games are both teasing some new Hitman reveal:

https://twitter.com/Hitman/status/1003667740857491456
https://twitter.com/wbgames/status/1003679522816851968

The WB Games tease appears to be for a racing game on first glance, but one eagle-eyed twittererer noted:

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Hitman Season 2. Calling it right now. Here's why: The back of that racecar has Hamsun as a sponsor. Olivia Hall (side character from Hitman Season 1) is "currently involved in an operation about Hamsun Oil in Reykjavik, Iceland." Taken from the wiki. You're welcome.

WB Games recently signed a deal with IO to publish the Hitman series, so this should be a season 2 announcement. It better not be another bonus mission or elusive target.