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Everything posted by Fierce_LiNk

  1. God of War (PS4)

    I started this yesterday at around midnight and I've put...quite a few hours into it already. It's great! There's a nice feeling when you start a game or a film or tv series and you know it's going to be great before you even get started.
  2. What song(s) are you really into at the moment?!

    @drahkon and I have mentioned this in the Good Stuff Thread. New album at the end of the month, too!
  3. good stuff thread.

    I've been listening to them this morning on Spotify. Had the Lateralus album on this morning and it's just a pure masterpiece. So excited about the new album!
  4. I've been having a lot of fun lately and have been feeling in the mood to do much more playing and creating. I bought a little notebook a few months ago and have finally started using it to jot down a few ideas that I've been having. In the evenings, I've been trying to get to grips with scales and their uses. I have worked out that the reason why beginners get put off by scales is because they are introduced completely wrong. I know so many people who have bought books containing hundreds of scales and it basically boils down to "turn to page 10. This is Blues Major in D. Turn to page 11. This is the same scale in E. And so on and so on." I've been changing my approach to understand them and, after all of these years, it finally makes fucking sense. You don't need to remember each scale by rote, but rather find out where the root notes are and consider them to be moveable patterns. So, it's just a case of learning half a dozen or so patterns and then figuring out where you can play that pattern, or what scale you end up playing by inserting it in a certain place. Ahhhhhhhhh. Proper lightbulb moment. Scales are fucking awesome now! I've also made a few playlists on YouTube and have added "drumless tracks" to each playlist, so it almost becomes like a practice gigging experience. It's quite humbling in a way when the drums are removed from a piece and you have to fill that void. It's fun hearing that track and hearing your drums fill that gap, rather than just playing over the top of something. Going to keep expanding these playlists and will try to keep it varied!
  5. good stuff thread.

    @drahkon...Tool are releasing their new album at the end of August!! Not only that, but they are releasing their entire back catalogue on streaming services tomorrow. I keep refreshing Spotify, just in case it's put up early!
  6. Stranger Things

    I've seen a few people mention this show already in various threads, so I thought I'd start a new one and we could all talk about it in one place. We just started watching this yesterday. I'm really enjoying the vibes of it all. It sort of reminds me of those old coming of age films like Stand By Me and The Goonies. The way they've filmed it to get that retro look is great and I'm also digging the soundtrack. About to start the third episode in a second.
  7. Stranger Things

    Going to re-watch Season 2 of this today before making a start on Season 3. Looking forward to it.
  8. Netflix

    Last night, we finished Season 2 of Dark after also doing a re-watch of Season 1. Sublime tv show and with just so much depth to it, too. Top tv!
  9. Horizon: Zero Dawn

    R.I.P. Only 46 years old, too. Horrible for his family, children and friends.
  10. No More Heroes 3

    Changed the topic title for you, guys. Hope that this comes on PS4 eventually. The second game was good fun. Loved this tune!
  11. E3 2019

    It's alright, lads. The Sony conference will surely deliver! Wait, wha-
  12. E3 2019

    Not feeling the E3 hype at all. Thought it was actually on next week and didn't realise until late yesterday that Microsoft's conference was on. Are we thinking that this will go down as one of the shitter E3 events?
  13. Cyberpunk 2077 — 16th April 2020

    Can't wait. Bring on April!
  14. Rocket League

    I know that both @drahkon and @Rowan are playing this, atm. Anybody else giving it a go? You can sign up to the beta from here.
  15. Rate the last film you saw

    I really enjoyed this film, too. Saw it a few months ago and loved the style and soundtrack. Lovely film. Had a pretty satisfying ending too, I thought. I was worried that it would run out of steam towards the end, but actually, it was pretty well paced. Great film! I get what you mean about Kevin Spacey. Not sure what's going to happen now when people rewatch films like The Usual Suspects or Seven. They're not slights on the films's just jarring because the fourth wall has been broken. Instead of seeing the character on stage, we can't help but see the actor.
  16. Football Season 2018/19

    Congratulations to Liverpool. Surreal that Origi is not only a Champions League winner, but a scorer in the semi-final AND the final. Fucking mental. The final itself was dreadful, but I'm not sure how much of that was down to tactics. The players looked generally tired on both sides. They mentioned the heat during the game, which surely can't be right.
  17. Football Season 2018/19

    I was thinking a 3-0 Liverpool victory before kick-off. Think I'll stick with that.
  18. Football Season 2018/19

    That's really sad to hear. RIP. Can't believe he was only 35...I always thought he was older than that.
  19. E3 2019

    Yeah, all the buzz, impressions, etc, they're the reasons why I've loved E3 in the past. The conferences are part of it, but it's the entire package. On the other hand, I can remember the feeling of disappointment in the past when Nintendo had shit conferences. There's always that sense of "oh god, what are we actually going to be playing this year if nothing was announced?!" So maybe this little-but-often approach is actually healthier for the long term, who knows. It's always nice to get these announcements coming out of nowhere. Would they be classed as veterans at this stage? They're on they're third console and I still regard them as a big player. I think they'll do much better in the fourth generation as they seem to be getting the message that it's their own content/exclusive that will push their console to the front. I wonder if we'll be having this same conversation after their E3 showing. Bring on the third party games, haha.
  20. E3 2019

    I always find myself watching Microsoft's shows and thinking to myself "I'll get that on PS4...there's another PS4 game...that one, too". I have no interest at all in buying another home console. But, at least their shows have got better. Not excited at all about this year's E3. I'm hoping that when it does come around that I get swept by the inevitable wave. I plan to watch the usual shows: Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA, anything Nintendo put out. A bit annoyed that there isn't going to be a Sony event.
  21. General TV Thread

    Anybody else watching the Chernobyl tv series? Heard great things about it and I've really enjoyed it. Obviously horrible to watch in places, but just so gripping. I find myself saying to myself "wtf?!" every few moments. Hard to believe that such an event happened. Would highly recommend.
  22. Ghostbusters

    I played the Wii version with friend in co-op. Just a few hours or so. Really liked it, but I remember thinking that I really, realllly wanted this version as it looks closer to the films. Excited that it's getting chance on newer console!
  23. Death Stranding (PS4 Kojima)

    Never played an MGS game due to their lack of appearance on Nintendo home consoles, so Kojima feels very alien to me. I can imagine the reviews and impressions for this being quite polarising, as there will no doubt be some who love his style and some who just maybe will never like it. I know it's never going to happen, but... Silent Hills. What could have been.
  24. PlayStation 4 Console Discussion

    Seriously looking forward to it. Didn't play this last generation, so mega excited. I hear that this is basically the third film. Corrrreeeeecccttttt?
  25. Death Stranding (PS4 Kojima)