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Everything posted by Liamness

  1. It's a two year extension? Doesn't seem too crazy, if it stops him from going elsewhere, given his form I expect there are other teams would would be willing to give him a bumper long-term contract. We will definitely have to be managing his minutes towards the end of it though. Arguably that's already the case - his best recent spells of form have come after extended periods of not playing. I'm a bit worried that if he keeps playing a game every 3-4 days as he has done since the restart, it won't be long until he looks like his legs have gone again. But if he's rotated with McTominay and Fred, particularly as they were both in excellent form before the restart and so they deserve to be playing more than they have been. I think bringing Fernandes in and Pogba coming back in has helped Matic massively. Obviously the team as a whole has benefitted, but given Pogba now has a lot less of a burden to shoulder creatively, it's had the knock on effect that he can concentrate more on starting moves off from deep and he's also more able to contribute defensively. So Matic's role can become much more reserved, all about covering the gaps at the back, and keeping the ball moving. If he senses the opportunity to do anything a little more spectacular - his volleyed pass against Brighton certainly qualifies - then great. But we really don't need the deepest midfielder to perform an all-action role anymore. Carrick was still good for us well into his thirties in a similarly reserved role.
  2. Not saying anything new here, but he's so dependable when he gets the ball in those kinds of positions. 18 with that kind of composure and confidence, insane.
  3. I don't know - crowd seemed to think that wasn't too far off.
  4. I'm making this the "HZD on PC" thread. A release date has been announced (7th August) and a trailer is on the youtubes: edit - The price will apparently be $50. I definitely won't bite at that price, but I'm sure there will be a sale down the road. another edit - Steam is showing £33 for preorders which doesn't seem too shabby. But I think I need to buy a new TV and probably also upgrade my PC for this and Cyberpunk, so no rush.
  5. I gues Moura should've just kept his hands to his sides and let his face break his fall.
  6. Chelsea are playing Liverpool at the same time, so if anything it's an advantage.
  7. Bump, apropos of nothing. Been rewatching the original series a bit and yeah, quite concerned about whether a live action adaptation is possible at all. The idea of bending is uniquely suited to the context of a cartoon primarily aimed at children really - you get to have brilliant fight scenes with high stakes and intense emotions, without it ever coming across as too violent or making the more whimsical elements feel out of place. I don't know why you'd just throw that advantage away. I have a feeling a "remaster" would be more appropriate, basically. This would still add value because I imagine a lot of people (children particularly) wouldn't be prepared to watch it as it is currently on Netflix, with the 4:3 aspect ratio etc. I see Into the Spider-Verse as being a target they could aim for in terms of quality - it very much has its own look and identity, and has the kind of playful visuals that any Avatar adaptation would need to make its gags work. Live action probably means an astronomical budget would be required to do it justice, and the casting would be incredibly difficult. Trying to cast Aang and Toph means finding two 12 year olds (or at least children who can pass for that age) who have brilliant dramatic and comedic chops, as has been said. But, and I think this is the part that makes it extra difficult, they would also need to be able to pull off the physical aspects of the role believeably. With a cartoon you can just have actual martial artists doing motion capture / reference for rotoscoping (as I suspect they did for the original series). There's also the need to avoid whitewashing of course, which probably applies regardless of how they choose to produce the show, but it's another criteria that makes finding the right child actors seem extra difficult, and I would say bordering on impossible.
  8. Alright, maybe instead of "better" I should've said "less bad". Probably the right decision from the Norwich player's POV - if Ighalo gets on the end of that ball he probably wins the game for us.
  9. lol, the fake boos and whistles
  10. Yeah, better than potentially another 90 though right?
  11. Can't say that isn't deserved. *edit* okay apparently you can, but I disagree, Norwich have been the better side so far imo
  12. Fantastic last-gasp clearance, that.
  13. Bailly has looked pretty rusty and Dalot hasn't given him much protection - I guess that's the logic behind bringing Williams on. Should shore up that side.
  14. Lingard one of the few premier league footballers who doesn't live with a professional hair stylist, I see.
  15. We've got to mix it up, the fixture list is (by neccessity) absurd. We've got players who've played twice in the last week already. Should they have been rested during one of those games, against rivals for the european places, instead? That midfield is great anyway. McTominay and Fred have been two of our best players this season, and obviously Fernandes is not a second-string player! It's really funny how we've gone so quickly from having next to no options there to being stacked. Also tbh bringing in Mata and Dalot, you could definitely see those as tactical changes. Bench is hilariously strong too.
  16. Robben has come out of retirement, signed for FC Gronigen, who were his first professional club. Sounds like he is basically doing it out of a wish to help the club financially, given the Eredivisie season was cancelled completely.
  17. re: master race stuff, IIRC it started out as a mocking term for elitist PC fanboys, who then reappropriated it and now wear it as a badge of honour. I'll admit I'm a bit uncomfortable with that, even if it is intended to be tongue in cheek. As with a lot of internet subcultures, you can never really be sure who is being ironic and who isn't. I'd be happier if the /r/pcmasterrace subreddit was renamed to /r/pcgamingcirclejerk or something like that, because that's basically what it is (and it's not as if anyone is trying to pretend otherwise).
  18. @skittles looks like your monitor most likely supports Freesync - which Nvidia also support with 10 / 16 / 20 series cards, they just call it G-Sync. Anyhoo, make sure you have it turned on to enjoy peak smoothness. Good time to dip in, what with the Steam sale having just started!
  19. Ighalo Scoop still works I see.
  20. Little odd that the first disc seemed to result in a lengthy installation, but the second didn't. I guess this would mean some content will still be streaming from disc during gameplay?
  21. I would largely agree with this, only with the slight caveat that if you need to use the computer for anything else then the extra spend is not exactly money down the drain. TBH it's dissapointing that no equivalent ot the "OtherOS" feature has been explored since, which removed this distinction to some degree. I know there are piracy and security worries, but I would've thought given both consoles run hypervisors anyway, they could offer a way to run Linux inside a VM in a relatively unproblematic way. During this pandemic, I've heard about so many children doing homework on their parents phones because they don't have a computer. So it's a shame to have these devices that, despite being capable of very diverse uses, are essentially big useless lumps under the telly when they're not being used to play games or watch Netflix. PC games are also generally cheaper, and how you get a free "remaster" of sorts of all your games whenever you upgrade. It looks like the new consoles will also offer this in some way though, particularly the Xbox as Microsoft have made some pretty big promises. Hard to beat PC in terms of the "all the games you already own now run faster and better" upgrade experience though.
  22. Well that was two decades ago now, and they did eventually release a port for macs. Plus I seriously doubt it would've been the same game, or maybe even released at all, had Microsoft not acquired Bungie. The same month as they were acquired, it was shown off at E3 with a third person camera.
  23. Kickstarter backers? I was talking about Sony. Maybe there's a specific example I'm not thinking of though? I hadn't considered timed exclusives - yeah that's a shitty practice. I'm wondering if Microsoft will be engaging in similar practices
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