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Fandom Discussion - The Secret Garden / Mr. Robot
« on: June 11, 2020, 05:41:28 PM »
So, I've nearly finished my 2nd watch of Mr. Robot. If you haven't seen this masterpiece of television i strongly recommend it, its easily one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Quick synopsis: Elliot Alderson (yes matrix reference) is a cyber-security engineer and hacker who has social anxiety and clinical depression. Elliot is recruited by an anarchist hacker group led by "Mr. Robot" to take down E corp, the largest conglomerate in the world.

Suffice to say its not that simple, lots of twists and other complicated characters cause the show the often delve into Elliot's mind as you are his "imaginary friend" he creates to deal with his loneliness. Personally the main draw for me is the cinematography which over the course of 4 seasons Sam Esmail crafts his own style of depiction for Elliott's anxiety through long isolated camera shots, where the characters are often only in one quarter of the screen.

Furthermore there are truly daring episodes of tv some examples,
  • A complete episode with no dialogue
  • An episode staged as a play in 1 location with Acts. (Probably my favourite episode of television ever made)
  • An episode set as a 90s Sitcom
  • An episode in 1 camera shot.
Don't take my word for it, the show doesn't drop below 8/10 on imdb for a single episode and the final season has 7 episodes ranked nearly 10/10.

The only issue i've had when getting other people to watch it is they say it is a bit slow and its the definition of "deliberately paced". Don't expect answers to questions or twists for almost the entire length of the show, but stick with it and its worth the wait.
It is the perfect show to watch knowing it gets better and better as it goes and actually ends on its peak with a satisfying conclusion (much needed after Game of Thrones)

Also Rami Malek's performance is insanely enjoyable and won him an emmy. Also the hacking is done realistically.

So if anyone has seen it I'd love to know what you think, and if anyone wants to discuss it i'll make a sub forum for spoilers.

So, I've played nearly 100 hours of the new mount and blade so here are my thoughts:

It's pretty much everything i wanted, a more polished and graphically superior warband. They still have a lot of content to add, primarily in the character building, diplomacy and dialogue options. Combat wise its perfect, almost identical to warband but with improved animations and accuracy.

The AI, especially from the commands you can give them is incredible. You have the option to let your troops make their own tactics where they seek high ground switching formations of archers to infantry as troops aproach, but my personal favourite is that cavalry now actively charge, disengage then form up to charge in again all by themselves. Nothing is more satisftying than sweeping through 200+ infantry with 100 cavalry and rinse and repeat until victory. Also horse archers are hell to deal with as they actively harass then run away.

Sieges as well are top tier, especially in multiplayer, with multiple seige weapons all able to be manned.

Graphically, this is a beautiful game from deserts to lush grasslands which soon become covered in snow during winter, characters are well animated and weapon animations have never been smoother.

Not to mention multiple quality of life changes to towns and cities, along with a lot of political options for kingdoms and an actual storyline of quests.

So what does everyone else think? I think it has quite a way to go at the moment, but its truly impressive.

Tabletop Games - The Game Room / Balrogs and Beers!
« on: April 19, 2017, 01:39:51 AM »
Me and my friends just launched our D&D: lord of the rings podcast on youtube and itunes (soon)! We mostly did it for fun, but feel free to give it a listen if any of you are interested. Most creative thing i've done in years.

I honestly thought his whole, lets build a wall and let the Mexicans pay for it was to gain mass media attention. But now that its actually happening, I truly cant understand this man. Mexico refuses to pay for it (as they should) so Trump is planning to "front" the money from the US in expectation that it will be payed back by Mexico. As a businessman does he not see how much of a terrible business deal any of this is?
The other thing i can't stand is his constant twitter responses to the slightest bit of hate towards him, surely a president should be above such petty behavior, but he acts like a 12 year old on social media, responding to everyone's opinions against him.

New footage of 35 minutes of awesome gameplay for mount and blade 2 has appeared! And boy does it look good.

EDIT: thread title fixed, video link put in youtube tags

General Gaming - The Arcade / The Witcher 3
« on: January 21, 2016, 12:42:01 AM »
Anyone else played it through? It instantly became my favorite game of last year, if not all time, and i'm currently near the end of my second playthrough on the hardest difficulty (sososo hard) Also playing the dlc after this playthrough, which i hear is great and the second dlc is out soon.
It's got the best story/graphics and gameplay i've seen in ages and i love it. Also anyone read the books? I've read all the ones currently translated 1-3 waiting on 4 this year.

The Side Room - Sport Discussion / The Football Thread
« on: January 11, 2011, 11:04:46 PM »
foootball discussion commence here >.>

« on: January 10, 2011, 11:18:13 PM »

General Gaming - The Arcade / Urban Terror disscussion
« on: July 17, 2009, 10:30:21 PM »
disscuss urban terror here! if u have no idea what it is download it and play! it is the best!
link: Urban Terror

General Gaming - The Arcade / wow disscussion
« on: July 17, 2009, 10:27:55 PM »
disscuss world of warcraft here if u play  ;)

General Gaming - The Arcade / Internet games disscussion
« on: May 14, 2009, 08:30:44 PM »
Disscuss the games! :)

General Gaming - The Arcade / Arcade disscussion
« on: May 14, 2009, 08:16:13 PM »
disscuss the arcade here lol :D

General Gaming - The Arcade / The hardest game!!!!
« on: April 28, 2009, 06:25:34 PM »
ok you have to get as far as you can or even complete it! :)  (lol unlikly)

The hardest game in the world!

btw the music a bit annoying so might want sound off

Post how far u got until u gave up and your deaths (when u started stage so keep track!) and i get leader board up. ;)  
Have fun! :)

ok scores will be the level u got to and deaths will only be used to put people higher up if they had less deaths on the same level as some1 else

1. Dante: lvl: 30 deaths: 1200
2. Gmd: lvl: 8 deaths: 9  
3. Jubal: lvl: 8 deaths: 21
4. Millenium: lvl 6 deaths: ?

General Chatter - The Boozer / where do you prefer to live
« on: December 02, 2008, 05:56:59 PM »
so what do you think, it country all the way for me i would hate to live in the city

General Chatter - The Boozer / Chickens, Ducks or Spoonbills?
« on: September 16, 2008, 06:06:43 PM »
Ducks!!! vote for em!



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