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  1. TsuMirren's latest post got right on my tits. It won't go down well with them, and probably not with a few others, but I've pointed out that - regardless of how much time and effort they feel like they have put into mod making - all they've done is use an editor tool that's freely available to anyone and everyone playing even the demo version of the game, and what they're arguing is that because they think they're better at using that tool than anyone else, they should be given special consideration by the game's developers, which is elitist and absurd. That they're seriously throwing their toys out of the pram about all this makes me question what they think they're doing this for anyway. They're not making any money from it, and you'd think they want people to actually enjoy their work, but you'd never guess that from interacting with any of them.
  2. The extent to which the Mod Squad are throwing their toys out of the pram and kicking off about this shows just how toxic their big hitters have been allowed to become. At the end of the day, this is a change to forum rules at GDS. They'll be completely unenforceable elsewhere, and there's nothing Genadi et al can do about people downloading their mods and editing them, or just posting them unedited, on other websites. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, and the way I see it the Mod Squad only have themselves to blame for any negative fallout from this. If they weren't bragging about being better at mod making than everyone else, throwing their weight around, refusing to host mods on GDS in favour of directing people to their own website, effectively claiming to be more important to the TEW community than Adam himself, and just generally being elitist pricks, and if instead they could be friendly, supportive and recognise that the vast majority of people don't give a shit who made a mod so long as it works, this discussion wouldn't even be happening. The state of the threads on GDS about this is just embarrassing, and that all sits on the Mod Squad side of the argument.
  3. Thoroughly enjoyed League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest issue 2. The first issue showed promise, but was a bit muddled and lacking focus - the parts I enjoyed were more metatextual; the way Moore and O'Neill changed presentation or art style to mimic classic British comics as the story progressed, and the tributes to Leo Baxendale, were all fun. Issue two, though, combines that playful use of the medium with the story really coming together, and the two add to each other. There's a kind of meta-narrative about the lack of imagination in modern day comics, and about oversaturation of superheroes, that could feel tacked on (as, at times, the Harry Potter elements of LOTG Century 2009 did), and could feel like Alan Moore editorialising, but fit into the broader scope of the franchise perfectly. There's probably, as with all League comics, countless in-jokes, references and callbacks I've missed, so I'm looking forward to reading up on them. If it really is Alan Moore's swansong, it seems like it's going to be a good one to go out on.
  4. Skummy

    Doctor Who

    Bradley Walsh stole the show for me, really exceeded expectations. I thought it was a solid series, though never felt like it kicked into the next gear. Maybe because, unlike the previous two showrunners, it never felt like there was an overarching narrative, so the last episode all seemed a bit abrupt. That said, what overarching narrative that did exist was on a purely personal level rather than "THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE HANGS IN THE BALANCE", which is much more effective storytelling. Mostly I liked that it felt a complete break from previous seasons - no recurring characters, no classic Who monsters - while also feeling completely back-to-basics as a result of not having that baggage, and going back to a much more traditional structure. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and hope that the rumours of people only doing one more season aren't true, as it created a solid base to build from. The trailer for the New Year episode only showing the Doctor and not who she was speaking to make me think it might be a familiar face, though.
  5. I got wi-fi working on the Switch. I have now finished every level of Katamari Damacy. I still find the cow/bear levels funnier than they are frustrating, thankfully.
  6. Wanted to download Katamari, and potentially Smash Bros, and my Switch won't connect to wifi at all. Have tried every tutorial I can find, still nothing
  7. Some extremely minor notes; Kendo Nagasaki should be Bisexual, and in a relationship. Tengu is in a relationship, and race should be Asian. Cassius' sexuality should be Homosexual. Greg Burridge should be the owner of LLL.
  8. I'm four episodes in, and while I don't think it's as strong as the previous season so far, it's definitely still great. The "Gauntlet" format means that they seem a lot more confident in running jokes across episodes, and callbacks, which is good fun.
  9. Skummy

    Doctor Who

    Has someone died in every single episode of this series?! Seems a bit much. Loved the latest episode, by the way. Utterly daft, but some good jokes, and more great social satire through sci-fi. And I love the Version 1.0 delivery robot.
  10. Burly Men At Sea is a lovely game. Right up my street. Roundabout is insane, and I love it.
  11. Skummy

    Doctor Who

    Yeah, the whole series feels very classic Who, in that there's a bit of history, a bit of a moral message, a bit of political commentary - moments that are almost educational. Really feels like a conscious effort to get back to basics, and I'm enjoying that. Tonight's episode;
  12. Watched Ready Player One last night. Absolute crock of shit.
  13. Skummy

    Doctor Who

    Loved it. Was really dreading it based on the trailer - figured it would be the token "historical romp" episode you always get at this point of the series, and that it would be cringeworthy as hell, or else it would be RTD "Doctor as Christ" levels of giving the Doctor credit for everything in history. As it happens, it was handled really well, and I like that it meant the Doctor was more of a passive observer to history than actively guiding its hand. The realisation that their role was to just sit and let history takes its course - with Bradley Walsh's character with the part that forced him to play - was as delicately handled as pretty much anything New Who has done. Hearing the word "P*ki" in an episode of Doctor Who was genuinely shocking and uncomfortable, in exactly the way it should be uncomfortable. It was partly an adrenaline comedown, lack of sleep, and a few beers, but I cried at this one, unashamedly. In a lot of ways it felt like a throwback to the original concept of Doctor Who as an educational show, to teach kids about history. Above all, I love that the message was ultimately that the forces conspiring to take history down the wrong path aren't scheming supervillains or space monsters, they're well turned out, spiteful white dudes.
  14. Skummy

    Doctor Who

    Really enjoyed that episode. I like that they seem to be following in the footsteps of the last Capaldi series in letting the stories be a little less action-centric, and more cerebral and slow burning, while inarguably having a style all of their own. It feels like a whole new show for the first time since, at the latest, the Matt Smith era, if not before. I'm not overly keen on the new theme, though the drums being so high in the mix sort of fits with the new organic TARDIS, in that it makes it feel a bit earthier and more naturalistic. The sort of eco-punk look to the TARDIS is something I quite like - it was more or less completely destroyed before, so it's rebuilt itself in a way that makes it clearer than ever that it's a living thing, but as it's still mechanical, it's sort of rigged bits and pieces of available machinery together. I always liked how the version of the TARDIS in the Movie felt like a kind of Jules Verne invention crossed with a Rube Goldberg Machine, and this has enough of that feel to it while being something altogether new.
  15. Favourite games on each console, then... Commodore 64: Bubble Bobble Acorn Electron: Questprobe featuring Spider-Man Sega Master System: Alex Kidd In Miracle World Sega Mega Drive: Streets of Rage 2 Sega Game Gear: Columns Nintendo Game Boy: Tetris PC: Dungeon Keeper PS1: Final Fantasy VII PS2: We Love Katamari Nintendo Gamecube: Super Smash Bros Brawl X-Box 360: Fable 2 Nintendo Wii: The Last Story Sega Dreamcast: Shenmue Nintendo DS: Bowser's Inside Story Nintendo 3DS: Bravely Default PS4: Horizon Zero Dawn (recency bias alert)
  16. Okay, Altered Beast, then.
  17. I'm going to give that "first games" thing a try...but gonna really struggle with some of these. Many will be part of a selection of games, and just going with the first one I remember. Commodore 64: Rainbow Chaser Acorn Electron: Questprobe featuring Spider-Man Sega Master System: Alex Kidd In Miracle World Sega Mega Drive: Mega Games 1 (Super Hang-On/Columns/World Cup Italia '90) Sega Game Gear: ...probably Sonic The Hedgehog? Nintendo Game Boy: Super Mario Land PC: Genuinely no idea. Skewed by how much I played PC games at a friend's place long before we had one in the house. Possibly Theme Hospital? PS1: maybe Rayman? PS2: maybe Metal Gear Solid 2? I really don't know here. Isn't it weird that I remember the really old ones vividly, but this mid-range I'm pretty hopeless... Nintendo Gamecube: Can't remember at all. Maybe Animal Crossing? X-Box 360: Sega Mega Drive Collection. Or, for a "proper" game, Fable 2. Nintendo Wii: Super Smash Bros Brawl Sega Dreamcast: Got a bunch of games in a job lot. I think Jet Set Radio was the first I played. Nintendo DS: One of the Pokemons, I think? Nintendo 3DS: Pokemon X PS4: UFC 2
  18. I just finished reading Jaron Lanier's (not a Game of Thrones character) Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. I normally wouldn't bother with anything that seemed so faddy, or had the feel of a self-help book, but I read an interview with Lanier recently on a similar topic and found it fascinating. I don't think the book really lives up to that. It makes a lot of grandiose statements, but then tends to be too glib, or comes up with inane examples, so never really puts across the significance of what he's arguing. It seems in places like it's intended as a primer, and that he would rather you go out and read all the referenced books and articles - which is fine, but left me feeling unsatisfied. He writes about how social media is destroying empathy, and I could have gladly read an entire book on that topic, but he sprints through most of it in a couple of pages. I thought that was a shame. I've now started Dave Novak's Japanoise - a potted history of the Japanese noise music scene - though, judging from the introduction, it could be quite heavy going. It's a lot drier and more academic in tone than I was expecting. Which is no bad thing, just not what I thought I was getting.
  19. Skummy

    Doctor Who

    Really, really enjoyed that. The way it was shot and directed made it stand out from previous seasons, in the best possible way, and while I was a bit cautious about the new companions when they were announced, and worried about them being too reliant on Earth-based stories, they were all fantastic. The episode was well-written enough to make me genuinely emotional about a character I'd only just met. The roll call of actors at the end of the episode made me really excited for the rest of the season. I watched it with two people - one hardcore fan who was so excited to see the new Doctor, was literally on the edge of her seat and squealing with joy when Jodie Whittaker first said, "I'm the Doctor", and a friend who had never watched Doctor Who before, and both enjoyed it a lot, so that has to count for something. I actually really like Whittaker's choice of outfit now that I've seen it outside of promo photos, particularly as they made a point of it just being a random selection of charity shop clothes thrown together, but she looked awesome in the tattered old Peter Capaldi costume, and I'm going to miss that look.
  20. Outside of NJPW, my game is roughly organised into; NJPW WWE - Face/Heel WWE 2000s - Face/Heel WWE Attitude - Face/Heel WWE Old-School - Face/Heel WCW - WCW/nWo Japan - All-Stars/Legends Europe - BritWres/EU Lucha - Rudos/Tecnicos/Legends US Indies - ECW/CHIKARA/All-Stars/Legends MMA - UFC/PRIDE/Boxers There are areas I'll tidy up in time, and add to as I have more wrestlers to fill them with. "All-Stars" just means people I haven't created a promotion for who otherwise broadly fit that category, while "Legends" covers retired and deceased wrestlers. I'll end up adding another for celebrities and oddities.
  21. I don't give a solitary shit about Harry Potter, but a decent open world RPG in that universe, that doesn't follow the plot of the books, could be fun.
  22. ha! It wouldn't be a WOS series - the only WOS guys I've got are Big Daddy, Johnny Saint, Jim Breaks and Rollerball Rocco. I've got a real hodge-podge collection of Japanese legends, WWF guys, ECW talent, early PRIDE and UFC fighters, and (for some reason) a ton of boxers. If I do anything, it'll be throwing together an insane time-spanning tournament, and seeing if Joe Frazier can beat Evander Holyfield in a barbed wire match.
  23. I'm not even entirely sure what Twitch is, but this game is making me want to buy a headset and do Twitch streams commentating on a CPU Tag/Trios tournament.
  24. Yeah, the interface is a bit tedious and counter-intuitive, but you get used to it. In the last match I played, Black Tiger ran out to help Jim Breaks, and they proceeded to double suplex Big Daddy over the top rope to the floor. This game is preposterous.
  25. And is there a way to actually search by creator? Couldn't figure it out.
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