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RE: [VIDEO] Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian

Pete-MK says...
"Filler, nothing else."

Pretty much describes the whole show, tbh.

This show is like watching somebody play an open-world video game, but they just keep doing side quests.

RE: Xbox Series X and S in review

For the first time ever, I'm actually excited about a console release. Not because I'm going to get one, but because of the impacts they might have on PC gaming. Since both the P*ss5 and the Eggbox Serious Eggs are using SSDs for the first time, games can finally make use of the huge amounts of bandwidth that will now be available.

AAA titles are almost always designed with the limitations of console hardware in mind, so nothing has really taken advantage of the immense bandwidth that SSDs can offer. I suspect that in the coming years, a decent NVMe drive will become much more useful.

Oh, and raytracing is purty.

This item was edited on Friday, 6th November 2020, 12:28

[VIDEO] RE:RIP James Randi

Phew, for a moment there I was worried this was about the Amazing Randy from Eurotrash.

[VIDEO] RE:Alien: Isolation (a possibly decent Alien game finally?)

Still one of the most immersive games I've ever played. Seriously considering playing this through again, which is very rare for me.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Robee J Shepherd says...
"He just doesn't look to me like he's doing anything other than tucking his shirt in."


They showed the same few seconds from two different angles to make it seem like it went on slightly longer than it did. It's amazing what you can make people believe with a bit of tricky editing and some dramatic music.

Dexter Returns

America's favorite serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) will return to SHOWTIME in a new 10-episode limited series that will once again bring together series star Michael C. Hall and showrunner Clyde Phillips. The new limited series is set to begin production in early 2021, with a tentative premiere date in the fall of 2021.

I really don't know. Part of me wants it to just stay dead, but with the original showrunner involved, maybe they can give the show the ending it deserved.


[VIDEO] RE:Monster Hunter (the movie)

Looks like super garbage, like everything else Paul "not the good one" Anderson touches.

RE: [VIDEO] Westworld Season 3

Snaps says...
"I stopped watching this after Ep1 of season 2 which I thought was a bit of a mess.
Did I make a mistake?"

Season 2 had some of the show's greatest episodes (4 and 8 being particularly noteworthy). It was also a convoluted and often frustrating mess that pushed a lot of viewers away. The writers were tackling some big sci-fi ideas but didn't manage to convey them with the same elegance as they did in the first season.

Season 3 had its moments but IMO it was the weakest season so far. I wrote this ramble on another forum at the time. I'll put it in spoiler tags but its not very spoilery tbh:

The writers seem to have gotten bogged down in explaining endless swathes of backstory, often at the expense of the main narrative. Even when they are making big reveals, the show lacks any sense of momentum. They are obsessed with world-building, but the world they have built feels cold and sparse. It's not dystopian, it's just empty.

Bernard and Stubbs are just kind of ambling around, not really doing anything. William is just cracking one-liners, now his entire motivation is "gotta kill all the bots". Dolores is still a one-dimensional terminator. What does she even want, again? Caleb is super boring, although Aaron Paul is getting great mileage from his three facial expressions.

Charlotte is the only character with an interesting arc this season.

Then there's the endless poorly executed action scenes. Can one character please just aim their weapon before firing?

It's a shame because season 1 was so brilliant.

RE: [VIDEO] Pioneer One

Man, those must be some long-ass episodes if it took you a decade to finish just six of them xD

RE: Borat is Back

The only funny part of the original was the bear in the ice cream truck.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

I tried watching live but had to stop after about 20 minutes.

Biden could barely stumble through a sentence and the bullsh*tter-in-chief just talked over everybody, including the moderator.

I really feel sorry for Americans this election.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

The moment that Democrats have been fearing has finally happened

Dem voters really need to bite the bullet and just go with ol' gropey Joe. Giving Trump another Supreme Court pick will be disastrous for the US.

Also, Tim Drool just pretends to be neutral but is far from it. Also, all he does is read articles with little commentary or substance.

This item was edited on Saturday, 19th September 2020, 02:18

RE: [VIDEO] Bel-Air

‘Bel-Air’: Drama Series Take On ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Heats Up Streaming Marketplace

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is making a dark return with Bel-Air, an hourlong series based on Morgan Cooper’s popular fan film that reenvisions the 1990s Will Smith sitcom as a drama. The project, from Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal Television, is currently being pitched to streamers, drawing strong interest and big commitments, including multiple straight-to-series orders, to set up a bidding war, I hear.

RE: Ridley Scott's Raised by Wolves | Official Trailer | HBO Max

Ridley Scott...

I wonder if HBO Max shows will be included in the HBO/Sky partnership. HBO Max is unlikely to come to the UK as it also carries existing HBO shows, to which Sky owns the broadcast rights.

Not that that will stop anybody watching it.

RE: Whats going to happen with new film releases?

Mulan will be released on Disney+ for an additional premium fee ($30) on September 4th.

It will still open theatrically in countries where Disney+ is not available, or where cinemas have re-opened.

No idea if that means the UK, but really it will be available worldwide within 10 mins of it being released online anyway. Yo ho ho!

RE: Explosion in Beiruit

Reminds me of the Tianjin explosion a few years ago. Seems the cause was the same, too.


This is a Russian film, btw. The trailer editor did a decent job of masking the dubbed dialogue by constantly cutting away mid-sentence.

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

Si Wooldridge says...
"There's a new one coming?"

Apparently so, it is likely to be revealed at the Ubisoft Forward event on Sunday.

Tbh, Far Cry is one of their biggest franchises so you can generally assume that there is always a new one coming. They probably have Far Cry 7 in early development as well.

Rumour has it that Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring) will be playing the main villain and that it will have some Cuba-esque island setting.

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

Finished Far Cry 5, now going through Far Cry New Dawn while I wait for the Far Cry 6 reveal on Sunday.

I like Far Cry.

[VIDEO] RE:RIP Ennio Morricone

Terrible news, although not entirely unexpected. His declining health in recent years has led to a number of concerts being cancelled. With some 520 credits to his name, he deserves a rest.

Time for some essential listening:

Even when the movie was a stinker, he knocked it out of the park:

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

Desperados III

I've been waiting for this since they announced it two years ago. So addictive and faithful to the original games. I'm so glad the Commandos-style real time stealth genre is making a comeback. The same devs previous title, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, was one of the best games in recent memory IMO. Currently on sale 85% off on Steam, btw.

Recently played the demo for Partisans 1941 as well, which treads similar ground, albeit in a WW2 setting.

RE: Star Wars: Squadrons

First gameplay footage will be shown at EA Play tonight (midnight BST).

[VIDEO] RE:Tenet (2020)

This movie has already taken my money, it just hasn't happened yet.

RE: How Epic got such amazing Unreal Engine 5 results on next-gen consoles

It looks pretty amazing until you realise that it's running in 30fps. "Next-gen" indeed.