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  1. Danster

    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    Marathon is probably best as we can have a go that only takes about ten minutes. If I want to sit down and try and play through Expert Journey I end up needing around 2 hours of downtime.
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    FIFA Ultimate Team & gambling

    This sticker album analogy is starting to bug me now. It's not the same as a loot box. Fundamentally the idea behind the sticker album is to fill the album with all the stickers - not just the best ones. A sticker book with just the shiny team badges is rubbish and not complete until you also have Peter Beardsley and the rest. This means that there is value in every sticker you get, apart from the ones that you already have. There is still value in those though because you are able to swap them with other players who will regard them as being worth more than you do; due to the simple fact of them not having that sticker yet. Separately to that, you don't even have to buy the sticker packs, you can (and Panini at least make it very clear in their books and on their website) simply order the missing stickers you want directly from them. Yes it's expensive, but they never said it was going to be cheap. The fun is in the thrill of getting cards you (or even people you know) don't have, rather than a particular set of cards and dump all the rest as rubbish. It's not the same thing at all. The randomness of the pack being the only common denominator. Lootboxes are more like scratch cards, you either win or you don't and the rubbish goes in the bin - last time I looked scratch cards were gambling.
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    Black Mirror - Bandersnatch

    Sewn up wasps?
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    Black Mirror - Bandersnatch

    I voted sugar puffs cos it reminded me of being little in the 80s. We never used to get Frosties (very often) whereas Sugar Puffs were quite a regular thing.
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    What books did you read in 2019?

    Yeaaah.... disowned because it has some glorification of a school shooting, Stockholm syndrome and can be a little bit immature, but is still a good playout of what is obviously a mentally unstable kid. I have a copy of the Bachman Books compilation which has it in. Welcome to borrow it if you want.
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    What books did you read in 2019?

    OMG! I'd forgotten all about those books. Loved them as a teenager, think I bought them on a trip to France in the English language section and only got them cos of the cover. Take off the eyepatch and beckon.... love it.
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    What books did you read in 2019?

    I really liked the ending to this - and the way each boy drops out. Also the camaraderie on show between the competitors, I've read it a few times over the years. If you haven't, the other Bachman books are worth a look too. Think Rage has been removed from sale now, at King's bequest, albeit that may only be in the US. Runnng Man is fun and the film should have followed it closer... never happen now, due to that ending. Road Work is a breed apart from those three, and probably the best of the four.
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    Stellaris - "Make Space Great Again"

    @formallyhuman They do have regular sales, but that's how Paradox can afford to make the games they do, they stack up the DLC. If you buy them every six months or so, then £15 doesn't feel too bad at all, but coming to them fresh and wanting the whole stack costs a bunch more. Or just get it from here.... https://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/stellaris-pc-cd-key-steam
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    It's been a long time since I read them, but IIRC and maybe it's the Caves of Steel stories actually. But Azimov does try and draw all his books into a single universe by the end of the Foundation.
  10. We are Legion (We Are Bob) is actually pretty bloody good. I dunno why I bought it, maybe just liked the sound of it when it was in the sale, but I've now gotten parts 2 and 3 as well (if someone recommended it on here I do apologise, but thank you sincerely!). Basic premise is that Bob is a software guy who lucks out and sells his company for megabucks to a bigger firm - he's just celebrating this when he gets knocked down and killed. The story starts however, when he is purchasing cyrogenic freezing for his head. Going further into the premise, getting a bit more spoilery: it's badged as an Audible Original and available only on. I've really enjoyed it - got about half of book three to go. It's geeky - Bob was a software engineer who liked sci-fi after all - and digs into a load of different things, capabilities and just things he gets up to. Well worth a listen to the first one for sure, if you don't get on with that then I suggest you give the others a miss because it is just one big story really.
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    Have you ever completely mastered a game?

    FZERO, could win on every track on Master. Beating Civilization 3 (maybe 4...?) on Deity mode felt good.
  12. blimey 1.6m per void opal!
  13. This is good fun I used to quite like pottering about mining, blowing up asteroids is ace. Not gonna make much profit from it - I bought a Krait MkII and fitted it out for asteroid busting (liking the craft, big and manoeuvrable) which probably cost me close to 100m. Did a few hours this afternoon and got 9 Diamonds, 30 Void Opals and 21 Grandidierite (which I'm about to sell for 700k each...) so might not take that long I suppose
  14. LOL. Yeah unfortunately the Symposium got kicked out in Mukhang, but they own Basesuka and are ahead in an election in one of the nearby HIP systems. I've ended up crawling around in the dirt looking for Guardian bits and pieces and eventually getting enough to get the 10ly FSD upgrade My Asp is now a 60ly beast. Now to get all the bits I need to engineer the Conda's FSD... And then... I'm pretty sure I'll stop playing for another six months or more... pretty sure...

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