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  1. 7 hours ago, Incognito Owl said:

    Inside buildings/windows have a interior affect now:


    Old vs New:




    Also the Confenderate battle flag has been removed/censored from one of the Vice City scenes we saw featuring the character Stonewall J. It isn't a surprise though with it getting removed from V a few years ago. 


    Like I said though I'm quite pleased with it myself. The minor details etc. have surprised me. I don't know if personally I feel like I'm giving it too much credit or I feel like I wanna downplay it in away.


    It is incredibly amusing to me that literally the only thing that is apparently no longer cool about these games is a Confederate flag in the background of a scene...


    Are there any actual gameplay enhancements in these games beyond the graphical upgrade?  I am thinking something along the lines of the ME1 remaster.  Especially the first two are extremely clunky to play by modern standards.

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  2. The Bond films aren't in anything but the absolute loosest continuity with each other.  They are just separate adaptations of a bunch of books (and later original stories).


    They can just start with a new Bond and not mention anything about him being dead and it really won't matter.


    Personally I would do a fairly grounded, cool From Russia With Love style Cold War drama set in the 1950s/60s next.

  3. 48 minutes ago, SwellOwl said:


    If the concept of Sex Education seems strange to you! 😉


    I think the look works hence the success of the show.


    Lord of the Rings is set in a fantasy land.


    It's no different than if a character just suddenly turned out to be, say, a vampire, and no one raised an eyebrow or commented on it, and then the writer said 'well, I was always a fan of The Lost Boys and Buffy and they were also set in a school, so I thought I'd just chuck it in'.


    In reality of course the actual reason is that they don't trust the intelligence of their primarily American audience and don't think they will watch it if it's not recognisably exactly like the school they went to, down to them throwing American footballs around and all wearing those jackets with the school logo on them.


  4. 1 hour ago, Jimothy said:


    The creator was trying to recreate an all American high school type show but set in the UK so looks like it worked 🙂 




    If it's supposed to be American why not just set it in America?



  5. On 24/01/2020 at 08:47, modboy said:

    UK mainstream stations really look poor don't they alongside Netflix etc now. Shame as UK TV used to be amongst the best in the world 

    This is true.


    Even prestige stuff seems cheap and dated.


    You can always tell a BBC drama because they can only afford a handful of proper actors and they have to make up the numbers with people who have been in a couple of episodes of Casualty and Hollyoaks and it shows.

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  6. 1 hour ago, The only way is S6 said:

    So you’ve no experience of being in a foreign city when England are playing then? Thought not.

    Put your thinking cap on (sadly underused) & see if you can come up with any other  sweeping generalisations. 
    😂😂 Easyjet ffs 


    I can see I have clearly touched a nerve...

  7. 2 hours ago, JoshTheOwl said:

    London & San Marino via Milan & Bologna next month. 

    but yeah following  international football is crap 


    Not really to do with the football though, is it?


    You can go to those places whenever you want, and they won't be full of beery English arseholes...

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  8. 9 hours ago, darra said:

    So if I don't get the hype with Bond films I'm not allowed to comment or ask posters to persuade me that they're worth watching? For a film that's arguably been one of the most anticipated one for 18 months the reviews have averaged 3/5 which is a bit meh.


    It may surprise you to discover that this thread probably wasn't set up with the purpose of persuading you personally to watch a film you aren't interested in.

  9. 47 minutes ago, FreshOwl said:

    I mean, let’s look at it objectively. As soon as sky started and more games were televised across the world, this was always going to happen.


    Football clubs are huge companies with worldwide appeal. Like any business with that size of market potential, investors are obviously going to want a piece of the pie 


    Or we could go back to the 80s/90s with poor pitches, poor infrastructure and a generally poorer game overall 


    I would go back to the '90s in a heartbeat.

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  10. Seriously.


    The only thing all these films have in common with each other is the character of James Bond.  Different actors have put a different emphasis on different aspects of that character, but it remains essentially the same.


    Change it too much and it's not really a Bond film.


    The trouble is that James Bond is a bit... tricky in 2021.  He's a historical artifact taken out of its original context.


    The solution - make the next one a cool, fairly grounded  'From Russia With Love' style Cold War drama set in the 1960s.  Austin Powers was long enough ago that you could get away with that now.

  11. 2 hours ago, Homer said:

    What are you on about? my decision was to have the jabs MY DECISION I will not tell anyone else to have it that is entirely up to that person.  

    Trust them (what people) to look after our kids kids who are at almost no risk from covid & probably more at risk at being made to have a jab which nobody knows how it will effect them .  Wtf has operating heavy machinery got to do with anything ? .

    Think you need to stop watching BBC & Sky news 


    I guess the badges would be a little bit redundant in most cases.


    You can always tell...

  12. 10 hours ago, Homer said:

    Why don`t we make them wear a star or badge telling everyone they are unvaxed ? it worked well 80yrs ago we could set up camps to you know keep them away from the rest of us . 


    I think badges are a great idea.


    Surely we have a right to know which people have refused vaccination so we know not to trust them with things like looking after our kids or operating heavy machinery, and can all take the ******** out of them behind their backs?


    Are you afraid to stand by your decision or something?



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  13. Yeah but imagine if she went to referee a match but then found out that she was nine months pregnant.


    Loads more women are nine months pregnant right now than men, so it could totally happen.


    Or if she wanted to stop the match for half an hour so she could go and pump breastmilk in the changing rooms.  It's always women who do that, too.  They might have to reschedule the match!


    These just aren't risks we can take.

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