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  2. FIFA World Cup: Russia 2018

    I said before the finals started that Kane shouldn't have been appointed captain and last night proved that. He didn't rally the team and bark orders at them to get their fingers out during the second half. He just kinda potted about the pitch. He's not a leader. Awful display from England last night. The amount of chances that went to waste were shocking. Had we been playing a better team we would have been destroyed. The only player I was impressed with was Trippier. Also, what the hell was Alli doing on the pitch for so long? He was clearly injured in the first half and should never have started the second. He looked sluggish throughout the game. Lastly, Sterling shouldn't start the next game. He had a couple of chances that he wasted, kept playing out of position and wasn't making the runs that needed to be made. The pen given was fair in my eyes. You can put your body between the ball and the opposition but you can't go swinging your arms back, which is exactly what Walker done. We were certainly robbed in terms of decisions, though. We had 2 clear pens waved away. Both times Kane was dragged to the floor. In the first incident Kane was practically speared. Shocking calls. What's annoying about this victory is the way the English media is harping on about it as if it was so great victory and a full deserved win. It was nothing of the sort and the team and manager should be called out on such a performance. We were VERY lucky to get all 3 points and if we play like that against Belgium then we will be decimated.
  3. Pokémon Go! (Android/iOS)

    You'd still have to be within 100m of that friend to complete the trade.
  4. General Retro Discussion

    I wouldn't pay anything for such a video, but I would receive it for free.
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  6. General Switch Discussion

    Don't know how reliable this is but sounds promising for those interested in voice chat
  7. FIFA World Cup: Russia 2018

    Agree with Kane not being a suitable fit for captain. He might be the best traditional No. 9 in football at the moment, but all that means is that he is good at putting the ball in the back of the net, not leading a team, as you rightly said. Some might argue that players like Ronaldo captain a nation, so why can’t Kane? Well, as selfish as Ronaldo might sometimes be at club level, he puts the team well beyond his ego when it comes to international football, and drops back deep plenty of times, playing in a free-roaming role as opposed to as an out-and-out striker. He’s also ridiculously fit, and thus can be a striker who drops deep and still outruns half of the opposition. Kane looked very sloppy tired tonight when he wasn’t scoring goals. As for the penalty given, I do think that it was a penalty. There’s not much to it, but it’s very clumsy of Walker: there is no reason why he should be raising his arm at that angle in that particular situation, seeing as he really should be jumping for the ball, and he was clearly obstructing the opposition player from attacking the ball. That being said, the two penalties not given to us makes me wonder if referees (on the pitch and off it) — or maybe just this one in particular — are becoming somewhat reluctant to award more penalties with VAR, especially after the amount that we’ve already seen awarded in the opening round of the group stage and after having awarded one earlier in the match, because those were very clear penalties from the replays that we got to see. I don’t think that Brazil’s argument against the Switzerland goal last night was particularly strong, but that was another case of the referee seemingly brushing off (judging from body language and his reaction) players’ requests to at least take another look at the situation. Maybe a challenge system like the one in tennis is needed for situations like these, but instead of having a limited amount for the whole game, like three in a whole set in that sport, you have three opportunities to have a challenge proven wrong. If you have three challenges proven to be wrong, then you can no longer challenge for the remainder of the game. Or something like that. Hey, I’m not a corrupt FIFA official, so I don’t know Anyways, back to tonight’s game: the formation has me concerned going forwards. Tunisia and Panama were always going to be our easier games, so an attacking, 3-5-2 seems warranted, but, by the time Belgium comes around in our final group game, the players will already be accustomed to a formation which would surely need to be changed when against the bigger teams, such as Belgium. Makes me concerned that Southgate has completely overlooked how dominant other major teams’ attacks are, and just how weak our defence is.
  8. Pokémon Go! (Android/iOS)

    The only reason I want trading is for the stupid regionals. But now I wonder how easy it is actually going to be to just add someone that you know in USA to get a Heracross etc.
  9. FIFA World Cup: Russia 2018

    It's partly that I really don't like Harry Kane (Arsenal bias) but I really can't get behind him as captain. It really pissed me off seeing the BBC/media saying he put in a "captain's performance". No he didn't. He shows no real leadership qualities. He did his job as a striker - scored goals. That has nothing to do with captaincy. Most of the game, he was completely anonymous. Cahill or Henderson should be captain. Regardless of what team they're from, I really don't rate forwards as captains. There should have been two penalties given to him though. Terrible refereeing, and Tunisia's pen was never a pen. Typical England though. Show some drive for the first 10/20 minutes, uninspiring after that. Completely wrong team selection - I get picking players on form, but we seem to completely change our side from qualifying to the competition every single time, which can't help. There's no real experience in the side. It's our worst squad in our lifetime, and Gareth Southgate has no real clue as a manager. Real improvement needed for our next two games.
  10. Steamworld Dig 2

    Fairly late to the party here, but I'm absolutely loving Steamworld Dig 2 despite never really playing a Metroid game before. It's incredibly well done. I think I'm towards the end of the main game now. Does anyone know if there are plans for a sequel?
  11. FIFA World Cup: Russia 2018

    Anyone else tried the BBC vr app? It's quite good fun! Couldn't really see the ball most of the time, but it works well as a proof of concept.
  12. FIFA World Cup: Russia 2018

    Typical English display against a much weaker side: dominate the opening 20 minutes, make a silly mistake, and go missing until the end of the match to pop in with a winner. We were very, very lucky to win tonight (and maybe equally unlucky to not have a penalty or two). Hopefully the nerves will have gone by Saturday so that we can sustain a strong performance against Panama.
  13. General Retro Discussion

    I don't want Panzer Dragoon, but I'd pay for a video of the whole process of you getting his game and then giving it away for free.
  14. General Retro Discussion

    I am also willing to give away Goafer’s copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga for free if anyone wants it.
  15. General Retro Discussion

    Free games you say... I am interested in Die Hard Trilogy and Christmas Nights
  16. Hollow Knight

  17. Pokémon Go! (Android/iOS)

    Well, it requires you to be good or best friends to send shinies so that pretty much stops those sales. I don't care for trading. I'd rather have PvP battles.
  18. Pokémon Go! (Android/iOS)

    A friends system and trading finally coming to Pokemon Go. I wonder if eBay are prepared for the flood of shiny and perfect IV Pokemon for sale.
  19. Hollow Knight

    I've put in about 12 hours or so now and it's become more about the small victories for me as I try to figure out how I get to the locations I need to get to. Despite my frustrations as trying to figure out how to get places, I'm still very much enjoying things. The difficulty is just right for me and while I agree that a better fast travel system would be better, I get why they've used the system they have. It can be inconvenient but once you've learned a route, even without the map, it's still relatively quick to get back to places once you die.
  20. Splatoon 2

    I also found the joycons way too fiddly to use, to the point that I wasn't liking the game at all. I was used to playing the first game with the Wii U gamepad for over a year. I've found the pro controller much much better though and the game feels great with it. With match making, you *should* be put into groups with players of a similar level to you. I was going to say that maybe because the game is a year old, there are not many level 7's around but being as there its on sale, there should be a ton of new players online right now. also yeah, that News update is very annoying. I honestly do not know why we can't skip it. Its especially bad when there is a new update, new weapons, splatfest announcement as well as Salmon run being live announcement all at the same time, as well as them telling you about the two turf war and ranked mode maps before you can start playing.
  21. Splatoon 2

    I picked this up on the sale. Reached lvl 7 or 8. I'm a bit meh on it. I think the controls are fiddly, maybe that's just the tiny Switch sticks. I really don't like that you can't change weapons once you're in a game. It feels a bit unfriendly to beginners. It's enjoyable to play while watching something on TV but I could hardly say it holds my attention. Is there any skill based matchmaking in this? I came top of my team every game in a 10-game losing streak. I was usually the lowest level by quite some way. What am I missing? Also, sitting through a 'News update' every time I switch the game on is getting real old real fast.
  22. Comic Book Discussion Issue #2

    Hmmm. All the Invincible trades are currently on sale on Comixology. I stopped collecting around 20 or 21 trades in when I realised I just didnt like Kirkman's style of writing anymore but it is tempting to get the rest now to see how it all ends.
  23. E3 2018

    I actually really enjoyed their commentary this year. While they are my preferred gaming site I have in the past had the same issue but I thought they struck a good balance this year. They were pretty positive about the MS conference as a whole by the end.
  24. Splatoon 2

    I'm up for some Splatfesting this weekend. Could join on Saturday from 3 to around 5, Sunday I still have to see. And I like it smooth as well! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  25. E3 2018

    Yeah, that guy seems super down-to-earth, which is very nice to see. His approach to improving the industry as a whole is also commendable. I mean, the ongoing thing with cross-play and Sony just makes them look so bad. It's baffling. I've been watching some more reaction vids from E3 recently, especially of the Ubisoft conference, as that moment with the Star Fox reveal is a fun one to rewatch, but also a good indicator of how clued-up/on the ball the people in these vids really are.
  26. General Switch Discussion

    Yeah, I totally get that. It's still cool to see what peeps are/have been playing though. Hopefully the paid service will bring about some additional functionality, like a much needed messaging tool.
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