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  1. Tourist

    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    It looks like there will be more but I guess he only just posted the fifth part.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    I am only halfway through its five parts, but enjoying this so far: https://therewillbe.games/blogs-by-members/6466-the-howard-street-batrep Sample quote: EDIT: Part 5 doesn't seem to be linked to from part 4, so here is the link: https://therewillbe.games/blogs-by-members/6472-the-howard-street-batrep-5
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    The Worst Characters Committed to Screen

    That English guy in Westworld.
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    There's one for millennium blades up now - might as well enter it!
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    I love Nick Evans's columns. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2019/feb/18/wales-england-six-nations-breakdown-key-rugby-union
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    They always have giveaways listed on their main page and I always enter them. This time I got lucky, for a game called dead man's cabal.
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    I just won a boardgame on boardgamegeek - yippee!
  8. I'm not sure if the maths are correct, but someone on my Facebook posted the following data points: The top 7 men at this company received 33% of the company's profits last year. In 2012 CEO Bobby Kotick fired 600 employees, then gave himself a $62 million bonus. Kotick is the #29 highest paid corporate officer in the world (and earns more than Bob Iger does to run Disney, a company with 6x the market capitalization, tens of thousands more employees, and 3x the revenues). Western-style capitalism is absolutely broken.
  9. Ugh. People are so dumb.
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Blade Runner 2049 > Ex Machina > Alita: Battle Angel > Ghost in the Shell 2017 > Blade Runner 2049 Whoa.
  11. I know nothing about this particular situation, but based on previous experience it wouldn't surprise me if the issue is that they told investors they were going to earn more than they actually did (I guess they didn't reckon with Fortnite); and not that there wasn't enough growth to sustain the business. Several jobs ago I left a company right before they announced a bunch of layoffs. The layoffs removed a lot of accounting costs, so they sent the message to investors that the company was 'focusing'; but it didn't actually affect the cash costs significantly. For example, they made one trilingual guy redundant. This guy had been working on projects that involved stakeholders from three different countries. When they laid him off they saved the relatively small expense of his salary but the much larger fixed cost of renting the office space he had been using remained, and they then had to hire a freelance translator for business meetings which probably cost them the same amount as just hiring a trilingual specialist. That is why they pay management the big bucks.
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    Star Wars Episode IX (December 2019)

    But as everyone knows, The Force Awakens was more subversive and progressive than The Last Jedi...
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    Abandoned Games (2019)

    Got Axiom Verge for free from the Epic store. Played it up to the first boss using a PS4 controller and can't be arsed to go back to it. There doesn't seem to be any obvious strategy for the first boss except dodge and shoot it over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. It's a test of patience not skill, and I don't have the time. And the controls seem a bit crappy - I can't (and can't be bothered to) figure out how the aim lock works. It seems to lock the gun direction for as long as you are moving in a single direction, but if you change movement direction the gun direction resets or something.
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    Rugby thread (6 Nations, Heineken Cup etc)

    Yeah England are frightening. Annoying.
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