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    Console start up sounds

    Still my favourite.
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    Console start up sounds

    Just listened to this podcast detailing the boot sounds for the X-Box which some of you might find interesting. The original X-Box startup sound was created with less than 30kb of code (since it couldn't play from the still accelerating hd). https://www.20k.org/episodes/xboxstartupsound Also covers the 360 boot up.
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    Mafia III

    After completing all the races and having earned 84% of the trophies I've had to uninstall this to stop it sucking up any more of my time. Incredibly underated.
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    Doctor Who

    I really liked this having known absolutely nothing about the partition of India previously. However you seem to have a better grip on the history here, what's a good honest source to read on this?
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    Mafia III

    Story wise it's incredibly brave. I'm sure they lost sales by the main protagonist being black. Lincoln Clay is in incredible character, it's easy to be sympathetic towards him even if he's a bit of a monster by the end. The ending with It's also one of the prettiest games I've seen on the PS4, when the rain stops and the sun is glaring enough to make it hard to drive and the reflections of the city can be seen in the puddles...it's incredible. And the characters in this game, all of them feel fully fleshed out with motivations that make sense. In a game that revolves around race relations it would have been easy to make all the villans moustache twirling racists and all the good guys noble and without flaws. It's a pity in a way that to recoup investment games like this have to be long one shot deals rather than short and punchy with assests and tech re-used for other works in the same universe because Mafia 3 really needed some editing mission wise. I found the combat to be rubbish at first, but I really grew to like it and appreciated how it portrays gun battles. A lucky shot can take you out, and bosses aren't bullet sponges (although they will survive a fatal shot long enough for you to chat with them before they depart,) Definately better world building than LA Noire and I'm incredibly sad that the team who made this are no longer together, I would have loved to have seen more work from them.
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    Mafia III

    Just finished playing this and I loved it despite all of the filler. Then again I've had a stressful couple of months and some of that filler was just the trick. The DLC was cheap last week and all three of them added about ten hours to my playtime. Faster Baby felt very Dukes of Hazard, set in a "sundowner" community the cops are even more agressive. It has one of the best escort missions I've ever played where instead of escorting a vunerable target you Stones Unturned is completely dumb in an action movie sort of way. But if you wanted a version of Mafia 3 with Clay and Donovan out in the field just shooting and swapping quips it's essential. Sign of the Times probably has the most meat, you have to investigate a nasty hippy cult. There were bits of this that felt like they were directly referencing LA Noire. Yes, you can pick up objects and rotate them slowly in your hand. And the reward at the end? Just the best car ever (if you're a fan of Powerdrift.) Just check this out!
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    Dave Perry is back...

    Just imagine Dave Perry's bandana whipping humanity's face forever. Up and down. Up and down.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    The Guardian Australia has a great article up about various aspects of the RDR2 issue here. https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/nov/08/red-dead-redemption-2-calls-to-ban-violence-against-women-in-games-are-too-simplistic Also this interesting summary of how youtube media like this is used as a gateway to the alt right
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    The worst crimes in music

    Not sure if this is the worst music ever or brilliant performance art. Which led to this
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    Monthly Release Dates - November 2018

    When I watched the trailer for The Quiet Man and saw the Square Enix logo my immediate thought was....is this an high brow art remaster of this?
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    Doctor Who

    Loved most of it so far...until tonight. It reminded me of classic Who episodes. The bad ones. Lots of running around, at least one countdown and some real guff. Lost me around the revelation of one of the character's suffering from "Pilot's Heart" and the apparent shame that came with it. I felt sorry for this actors in this. This might have been good on paper. Not so much in execution.
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    A blast from Martin Amis' past...

    It's new games journalism before new games journalism. I wonder how they got permission for it to be reprinted? edit : It's also an interesting historical document with loads of photos from arcades at the crossroads of the rise of the video machine and the slow death of pinball and a few genuine screengrabs (and lots of really weird airbrushed artist renditions.)
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    Diablo III - Eternal Collection out on Switch

    Unless you're playing on console, then it's a lot more like Gauntlet control wise. Wife and I prefer the pad over mouse (also easier to play couch co-op.)
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    Diablo III - Eternal Collection out on Switch

    Because. You hit a monster shaped pinata every five seconds and are rewarded with gear and gold. It's very much a skinner box design wise. It's fun to play with friends though. Think Gauntlet but with extra bits on.
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