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31  Community / Off-Topic / Re: XCOM (Reactions, stories, let's play setups, etc...) on: June 11, 2015, 11:25:10 PM
OK so the Steam Summer Sale is on and this is now ridiculously cheap...

Can people recommend for or against the expansion packs:

Enemy Within
Slingshot
Elite Soldier

And The Bureau: X-COM Declassified?

Cheers folks Smiley
32  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: June 11, 2015, 06:25:04 PM
So Invisible Inc ( http://store.steampowered.com/app/243970 ) is 20% off. So I bought it Smiley

I'm going to put a run through of this up on my YouTube channel - would folks be interested in having a look at it? If so I'll post here when episodes go up.
33  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2015 on: June 11, 2015, 06:50:46 AM
A giant has left us Sad

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11666316/christopher-lee-dies-live.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/christopher-lee-dead-live-updates--legendary-actor-passes-away-at-the-age-of-93-10312947.html
34  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Blacksad Rpg on: May 20, 2015, 06:20:57 PM
"Gato Detective Con Una Moral Ambigua"

 Grin

I don't read Spanish but I'm pretty sure I know what that says  Wink
35  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2015 on: May 15, 2015, 02:10:40 AM
Oh man, that sucks.
36  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: May 14, 2015, 12:50:57 AM
Awesome was waiting for that to happen Cheesy Payday in 5, 4....
37  Products / Spycraft Third Edition / Re: Combat Section First Draft Turned In on: May 13, 2015, 06:01:09 PM
Awesome news Smiley

Being in little ol' New Zealand I've missed all the playtests up until this point; what combat rules have been used in those previously?
38  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2015 on: May 03, 2015, 09:48:56 PM
That is a LOT of grunge  Undecided
39  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Avengers 2: Age of Ultron (Spoilers!) on: May 01, 2015, 05:15:27 AM
^^^ This. ALL of this. Exactly how I felt, and I struggle to understand all of the people I know going "Avengers was good but this was SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!!!"

I could not have said it better myself.

Edit: My facebook status after I saw it on Wed night (I avoided spoilers as a lot of my friends hadn't yet seen it)
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No spoilers Avengers thoughts (obv if you want to avoid talk until you've seen it, avoid this):

Good overall storyline
Good one-liners
Good climactic battle
Poor characterisation
Not great timing/pacing
VERY jump-cutty fight scenes
frown emoticon

It felt somehow incomplete, like a lot's been left on the cutting room floor.

Overall: Worth going to if you're at all invested in the Marvelverse, not one of the better ones though.

Edit again: This bit of your post:
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2.5 hours of Captain America being almost invisible he's so one-dimensionally white bread played against Tony's unrelenting anti-team megolamania. You're setting up Civil War, I get it. but it's forced in a big way. The characters didn't reach that point through a process or journey. They teleported directly to it about 12 minutes in.
was the most disappointing to me. It's like they took all the character development that Stark has been going through in every movie since Iron Man and threw it out the window in favour of "We need him to be in conflict with the team now".  Huh?

I think that was the most disappointing thing for me.
40  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Boardgaming in 2015 on: April 30, 2015, 04:23:42 PM
Takenoko is my son's (9 years old) favourite game. 7 Wonders is very close to my favourite game, if not my favourite (but there are a lot of competitors for that slot). Ghost Story is very very good, and very very hard when on anything but the easiest difficulty setting (for those who don't know, it's a players vs the game game).

I saw the Wil Wheaton Tabletop playthrough of Tokaido, it looks sweet but I don't know anyone who has it.

The DC deckbuilding game is FAR superior to Legendary. The few times I've played Legendary one player has got way ahead of everyone else, so everyone else tanked the game so there was no winner (as they could not possibly catch up to the player that had got the better start). We experimented a bit with a co-op variant, but it just turned out dull.

I highly recommend Seasons (link), Mare Nostrum (link), and Shogun (link).
41  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2015 on: April 25, 2015, 07:02:03 PM
Jeremy Jahns is a YouTube film (and sometimes game) reviewer I follow because he's entertaining and I like his opinions - he said this new Joker reminds him of someone cosplaying as the Joker at a con
42  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2015 on: April 15, 2015, 01:30:16 AM
Catching up on a couple:

Percy Sledge

Richie Benaud (probably only known to a few here, but an absolute legend in his field of sports broadcasting and before that as an International Cricketer)
43  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2015 on: April 11, 2015, 05:28:49 AM
Not entirely sure you folks are the target audience for this, but just in case you were thinking of going to/taking younger relations to "Home" the movie; don't bother. It's eminently forgettable. Took my 9 year old son this afternoon and his favourite character was the cat. I was bored pretty much out of my skull. I have a particular dislike for stupid protagonists/antagonists, and this movie has them in spades, despite somehow having mastered space travel and anti-grav technology.

It's not even that pretty by today's standards, the writing is boring and cliche, and the voice acting is poor. (Not helped by the fact that the voice of "Oh" is instantly recognisable as Sheldon Cooper, which for me was extremely off-putting).

5/10, but only because I'm feeling generous.
44  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: April 07, 2015, 05:39:28 AM
Aside from a post by RusVal almost a year ago, I've seen no one mention Invisible Inc (linky: http://store.steampowered.com/app/243970/ ) It's currently in early release but there are any number of playthroughs up on YouTube and it's very polished, and also they put up a forum post ~12 hours ago as I post this saying that they have a firm release date for May this year.

It's a Rogue-like Corporate Espionage game, turn based like XCom (you go, they go). Rogue like is an overused term these days, but these guys mean it in the most appropriate of senses; it's procedurally generated (so no two games are the same), death is permanent, bad decisions are irreversible, and it's seriously difficult. It peaked my interest a few months ago and has again; I'm thinking of picking it up.

Rus, did you end up playing it? Has anyone here? What did you think?
45  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: March 26, 2015, 05:13:30 PM
  We also see that the spotlight TIE Interceptor pilot is an older veteran and experienced wing leader able to advise and encourage even ad hoc wingmen. The implication being as your combat hours stack up you graduate to the more expensive but more imposing Interceptor.
  ...TIE Bomber pilots are of course a breed apart (read "lunatics"). And not just because of the two X chromosomes Wink.
It's been way too long since I played TIE Fighter - is it the Bomber or the Interceptor that finally got shields? Or was that only on the TIE Advanced?
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