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  1. Pretty unimaginative choice if you ask me, but I'm not arsed either way. When you look at the kid they got to play the lead in Dune, and the offbeat look they went for there, that's a much more inspired kind of casting for a big role IMO.
  2. Check out the big irrelevant movie star charity get together: This will always be a personal favourite of mine, when I look back in years to come: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/02/theres-a-sense-that-celebrities-are-irrelevant-has-coronavirus-shattered-our-fame-obsession
  3. Yeah, but other than just owning the system (like, for the sheer sake of it), what game specifically (and not also available on PS4) are you intent on owning a PS5 for, just so that you can play said title? Is there one? As for what I'm doing... I've predominantly been a PS4 gamer for most of a decade, but I think the market is changing and players are now even more savvy than they once were. Honestly, the "exclusives" aren't a platform selling point for me anymore. Price and general wealth of choice are. Over the last few weeks (and confirmed after Sony latest stream) I've decided I'm going to stick to my PC for a couple of years, maybe upgrading the graphics card further down the line (if absolutely necessary). PC gaming has evolved a LOT from where it used to be, back when PS4 launched; it's more intuitive and plug n play than PC gaming ever was. For example, I use my old Xbox 360 pad for 90 percent of everything I play on PC, it just works - graphical button prompts and everything. And PC gaming is just so ridiculously cheap, or better... completely free. Then there's the steadily growing cross platform play, which is the single best thing to happen in gaming in a decade. It means I'll still be able to party up with my old Destiny mates, should I ever want to again. Then you can add the option of Game Pass on top! There's really no downsides. Nah, I'm going to at least wait, possibly for the less fugly black edition. Maybe. But even if I don't ever bother, I'll eventually still get to play "PS5 exclusive" Demon's Souls via Steam. Of that I have zero doubt, and I'm a patient guy. I just can't justify owning the new Sony system. Even just for the sake of being able to say "I've got one."
  4. Whilst I've been overall enjoying the first volley of The Boys S2 episodes coming fresh out of Amazon, I haven't been exactly riveted by it either, as it really takes its time to get going this season. The final 5-10 minutes of episode 4 were at last hinting at big (and frankly mouthwatering) events soon incoming, but other scenes have dragged like heck. Hughie is a major downer of a character in this, and as of now I consider his storyline and performance to be the weak link. He's boring and every time the plot returns to him the pacing grinds to a halt. I'm sure they'll find Hugie something better to do in the second half, but so far in season 2 he has been very tedious to watch. Does anyone else absolutely hate it when in movies or TV, characters have a banal five minute scene together in which they share old stories about their off-screen old mums, siblings and dearly departed dads? How their never depicted parent imparted some deep wisdom, or how their brother was always screwing around, accompanied by a full anecdote of "this one time..."; well to me this shit is a cardinal sin of bad writing - a lazy exercise in character development and bonding, and it just sends me to sleep. Maybe these scenes are designed around viewer toilet breaks in a world where streaming media isn't interrupted at intervals by commercial breaks. Because I'm absolutely going to leave the room to go for a piss or to put the kettle on next time I see two bored characters activate "when I was growing up" nostalgia mode. This is no doubt creating a bad impression of The Boys, and it's unfair really. The show is choc full of really cool, smart and thrilling parts. But it ain't perfect. There's some loose fat present early on, and its very slow going all the way up to the end of the fourth instalment. But I can also see the more devious plan taking shape, the writers are obviously slow cookering the f**k out of the season arc they have planned, specifically in regards to Homelander's rising stress levels, which is amusingly handled. The end of last night's episode was outrageously hilarious and also tantalising in just how ooooohhh shiiiiiit he's really gonna kick off it was. I think The Boys is just about to move up in gears, perhaps skipping 3rd altogether. It needs to.
  5. Why's Jay always so massively invested in telling people what is and what isn't a Netflix original? Is it a hobby?
  6. I thought Nioh was too hard, at least in a none compelling sense. Its fiddly fight system was far too complex for someone like me.
  7. You mightn't like the level of challenge though; it's a Souls clone.
  8. What a horrible eye sore of a poster, I had to take a moment to make its title legible.
  9. Dunno, I think she's decent and a good addition to the great cast *shrug*
  10. I didn't even think Sage was a good actor. Hot AF though.
  11. Eh, the new security officer was an improvement over Sage, who was really just a token hottie. The actor who replaced her looks like she's got grit! She's quite convincing.
  12. Sony coming in for some reasonably deserved flak today: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-09-17-ps5-is-a-surefire-hit-but-sonys-broken-promises-are-eroding-trust The comments are a tidal wave of dissent too. Which to me is bloody refreshing actually. It does seem like all that bluster from Sony a while back about PlayStation launching with the best exclusives was a load of crap. At least Microsoft has been upfront in regards to their reliance on third party support during Xbox's own release phase. I'm definitely conscious of that "old Sony arrogance" creeping back into the firm, as mentioned in the article.
  13. Oh she's a fantastic addition. I loved her nasty character development in episode 3.
  14. Cancel culture is cringe, just like the dialogue and stylistic tone of that new Final Fantasy game.
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