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  1. The Chemical Brothers

    Just listened to Wide Open and Go, and it's pretty alright. Wide Open is super subdued compared to classics like Block Rockin Beats etc, but Go - that chorus is euphoric. Seems like the bros have managed to learn some new tricks from HudMo and Clark, but I don't think they're ever going to top their Wipeout years
  2. The Chemical Brothers

    I really enjoyed their 90s stuff, specifically Dig Your Own Hole and Exit Planet Dust. Is the new album more along the lines of the earlier, syncopated psychedelia or their later stuff which is less repeating progressions of electronic riffs and more ambient? I'd find out myself but internet where I am is shiiiiit.
  3. In my defense, there was an additional forty pounds of weight strapped to my abdomen since I had last tried it. Also, I'm not coming this year being as I'm not actually in the country.
  4. Yeah I think it might have been the difference between my expectation and what I got that put me off it a little. Was expecting it to be some sort of super serious character drama, but the gifs above show more what it was actually like
  5. Intimidating Games

    You guys have all mentioned JRPGs and I don't really find those intimidating at all because they all generally tend to follow the same template and gameplay conventions. The games I find intimidating and impenetrable are things like Sins of a Solar Empire and Dota 2, where it's the system of rules governing play that's the source of intimidation rather than the length or tone.
  6. Aren't these games supposed to be a continuation of the Shenmue style of gameplay? Downloaded 4 a while ago and it was cheesy as all hell.
  7. Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PS4/PSVita)

    I get that it's supposed to be a technically well put together, competitive fighter, but it's uglier than the queen mum's puckered asshole.
  8. Creed

    Holy shit. Wallace got bare hench after getting shot in the face by Bodie and Poot. Edit: What the fuck, Avon too? This is some messed up shit.
  9. Planetside 2. PS4/PC/Mac.

    The game is exceptional, played it back in 2012 for a few months. It'd be amazing to get an N-Europe platoon going.
  10. good stuff thread.

    Watching The Wire again. Just finished Season 4, wept like a motherfucker.
  11. Let's talk about this place.

    Condescend is an intransitive verb.
  12. Totes considering getting this now that it's coming out on PC. Would love to co-op the story again, it was hot shit when it came out.
  13. NieR: Automata (2017)

    I like when a game's name is onomatopoeia for the sound of complete indifference I made when it was announced.
  14. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Got to then end, cried. Best game ever, confirmed.
  15. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Clear weather + Foltest the siegemaster. Ur fukin wrecked m25.
  16. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Got into Gwent right at the endgame, did one of the final quests and Ermion disappeared from the world map so I couldn't complete my card collection. Fucked off doesn't even begin to describe. Would love if Gwent was multiplayer.
  17. Best memories of the PS4 so far

    Why don't you, like, I don't know, delete a game or two? Or do you absolutely need immediate access to your entire library?
  18. Christopher Lee has Died

    Considering the ridiculous amount of stuff he was still doing at the age of 93, you could say he died in the prime of life. What a specimen.
  19. Tembo the Badass Elephant (July 21st)

    Then he should find a proctologist.
  20. Tembo the Badass Elephant (July 21st)

    There's a fine line between lame and actively infuriating, and I don't know what side the title of the game sits on. Just seems like a forceful attempt to be quirky. Hasn't "badass" made the list of adjectives that reached the tipping point five years ago and is now only used by middle aged businessmen in khakis to describe the putt they just made at the par five? Game itself looks fun though. Just call it Tembo.
  21. Fallout 4

    Well that was a pretty good trailer, all things considered. Whoops.
  22. Fallout 4

    Sure, and I was joking until @Shorty told me to take the tinfoil hat off, at which point I decided to superglue it to my head. Yup I'm super happy about it too, Fallout 3 was one of my favourite games last gen. But sometimes it's totally ok to laugh at ourselves.
  23. Fallout 4

    Yes dude, but in a moment of self reflection it's possible to admit that something you love doing has things associated with it that are completely ridiculous. Every game of this size is going to wind up the advertising cycle to start with drip feeding us tiny dregs of information, and then get to the point where we're inundated with audiovisual trashheaps of screenshots, trailers, dev interviews and whatnot. Forgive my trespass; it's a little fucking ridiculous. E3 until very recently was the most absurd thing on the planet, where you were liable to run into a literal dog and pony show and were beset on all sides by women that had their tits hanging out for no reason. One year Capcom had a booth where you could go to get the company logo tattooed on yourself. Think about that for a moment; at something that's ostensibly supposed to be an industry event, you can go and get a corporate logo indelibly inscribed on your flesh. It takes a fair deal of hard headedness to deny that all of that is absurd.
  24. Fallout 4

    It was fairly obviously a joke, but one at expense of the fact that the whole breadcrumb trail of teasers and teaser trailers is fucking ridiculous. Do you think there's going to be any worthwhile information in this trailer other than maybe where it's set and some basic gameplay details if you're lucky and only after vigilant observers have wrung the 20 seconds of fmv dry? There's something so ridiculous about all of us getting so hyped up about, yes, a commercial, that's going to offer the tiniest morsel of information. Especially ridiculous when they have the goddamn doomsday clock up online to count down to something they've obviously admitted to.