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  1. In terms of expectations? GTA 3 is still one of my favourite games ever, the excitement for Vice City was incredible, and then with San Andreas less so, but both sequels delivered great highs even if they weren't so well rounded as i thought GTA 3 was. And the change in city i cared less for. I love New York. San Andreas was too big, so GTA 4 on a new console was a chance to scale it back and rediscover what made GTA 3 great. It was like; what is the extra power being used for? It's not going into the gameplay. Maybe this needs a thread.
  2. There is nothing about the drudgery of the many warehouse shoot outs in GTA 4 that i don't remember as being horrible. Rockstar could have made a more grounded, realistic, authentic GTA set back in New York that was thrilling but the whole production was balanced too much in favour of just realising the city. The developers left no space to have fun and be creative. The weight of the 'technical achievement' has defined all of Rockstar's open world games since in a betrayal of what videogames are supposed to be about. It is by far the most disappointing videogame ever made. GTA was about endless possibilities, whatever you found exciting; a GTA set in Japan, a GTA set in the future, a GTA where you play as a cop, a GTA with truly branching storylines with actions and choices having real consequences. GTA 4 was the realisation that games have changed.
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    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    Denis Leary's No Cure For Cancer is terrible isn't it, it's not just me is it? I'm struggling to get through it. Don't just say 'you had to be there at the time'. I was 6, so no. I do like him in The Thomas Crown Affair though.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Michael Cox reckons Sarri's Napoli side were the best passing team he's ever seen. Openly attacking the Chelsea players seems like an unrecoverable position, and he can't be so dogmatic to not see how if the play is stodgy and confused that affects players motivation. Bielsa is showing how humility, even if maybe disingenuous, goes a long way. nice article about Sarri, from banker to coach here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46473490
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    Have you ever found a game too hard?

    Super Meat Boy looks too hard to play, I get stressed just watching it, and feel like I don't want to go anywhere near its brutal ultra precise fidgety platforming. I might have played a demo. Super Monkey Ball is like that as well. Just constant anguish and frustration at the inability to be subtle and gentle.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Another neat goal from Rashford. For all of the praise Mbappe gets, he doesn't score technically difficult or attractive goals. He's massively benefited from playing in teams at their very best among the most talented in-form players in the world. Rashford has had to prove himself more, has had to sieze the moment in games, or carve out an opportunity that barely presents itself. A true measure of quality for me, and..i just like to see goals that make me go wow i didn't expect him to score from there.
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    What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?™

    i love this song so much. i used to play it loud through earphones during work break, sat on a chair in the corner of an empty room, drawing on my lap, and ignore my manager when he'd come wondering in. PLAYING BJORK DONT DISTURB ME i dont stop wanderlust for anyone or anything never the same when played out loud when i'm not using it as an antidote to being depressed in a shitty work place.
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    Have you ever completely mastered a game?

    How is this even possible? Poor connection, lag, playing as a weak team vs a strong team, bad luck, can't break down a defence, wonder saves, lack of time to come back. Being mechanical in terms of reducing the game down to the most efficient way to score and win wouldn't mean mastery to me. There's a few games i think I've mastered/been really comfortable with control-wise but the internet always ruins it by one upping you. So 7 million on thps2 levels is too much, 3 million i could do. Goldeneye all cheats, could beat friends when 1vs 3 but that doesn't mean anything really. Finished Metroid Prime on hard...Ridley and the last boss are pretty epic endurance tests...i thought.
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    Bad movies you can't help but to love

    I'd argue it isn't a bad film, but everyone else would: Roland Emmerich's Godzilla. If you stop for a second being so up yourself and forget it bastardizes the purity of the Japanese original and treat it like a 90s big monster disaster movie set in New York in the pouring rain with brilliantly shot and memorable initial invasion with added Jean Reno and a car chase where they nearly get swallowed by the big lizard then it's ace.
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    Have you ever found a game too hard?

    I didn't know the extreme levels in Trials HD and Evolution were meant to be near impossible for most people so committed to finishing a few. Now I'm more aware i give up as soon as i reach a steep incline, a gap and a high platform. I'm no closer to making it however many dozens of attempts i have. I watch videos of people executing ninja levels of skill and balance on extreme tracks like I'd watch Lionel Messi play football. I remember a F Zero GX story mode mission on hardest where you had to dodge walls at the highest speed and feeling like i'm at my limit of effort and memorization and reaction. I got annoyed at the game for the perfection it was expecting.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    lol De Gea after every save gives a look of a badass. No shouting at defenders for allowing the opportunity for them to have a shot, but just a deadly stare and spit on to the pitch.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Every time United score Solksjaer, Carrick and Phelan all jump up with their arms in the air and along with the other assistants all hug each other in celebration. It's awesome to see and I'm not going to get bored of the tv cameras showing it. They all appear equally engaged in the tactical approach, and of equal status.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Yeah me too. It's necessary to me to prioritize certain players and establish some kind of strong 11 rather than it seeming like names picked out of a hat every week. Lukaku was always better as a sub anyway, with his direct running power against tired legs, for West Brom definitely. It's a long time since then but he's not improved much. At his still young age and with transfers inflating over the last few years it might be a similar fee if he were to be sold.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    'To hell with the rest of the world'
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    PES 2019

    I made two friends! Watford I've found are a really good online team. Tried Deeney up front who is strong and makes runs but missed chance after chance. So Gray goes up front and is ace. Did a run on the outside, defender near into the box. Pulled back then again so it was a double back pull of the ball in L shape then quickly poked the ball past the keeper. Saving formations in edit is a way to get around the pitiful 3 slots allowed. Success and Deulofeu on the wings are devastating. Pereyra technically superb, Cleverley very solid. Foster decent keeper and does the side volley kick out. Any keeper that just does the high up and down kick out is a big negative. Just end up not getting it past the box. Palace are a team that i want to be good with. Think Hodgson is doing better attacking wise. Player attributes are similar to Watford but it seems to be how the wide forwards makes runs, I'm getting in behind relentlessly with Watford but not other teams. Like Everton are really strong, Richarlison is so good, but Walcott is pretty stiff and Lookman on the left not as good as Success. I had a surprising run with spurs, another team i always used to lose with. Son and Moura transform them and Alli as centre mid is brilliant. So Eriksen left attacking, Lamela right attacking. There are forwards who make runs and can power past defenders, like Lukaku, but they're all or nothing. Their turning and niftness isn't good enough. Kane doesn't have the pace to outrun defenders but his shot power makes up for it. Online there's such a variety of teams being picked. It used to be 7 games out of 10 was against Bayern. The strong teams aren't so dominating. I used to play with Stoke against Bayern and have to put my all in to win. I'd say Juventus are the pick of ones looking to win every game like a machine. Then PSG. If I'm playing with a 500 rated team against them i do expect to lose. Eventually Ronaldo will be too quick, shot power too much. Then i can't score enough. Or they score a header. Barcelona are hard to get right. They're like a team for experts. You can play and never create a chance. Messi is invisible. Suarez is like Lukaku. There's a hole left of defence and you're not even playing Alba so what gives. I had a few games of free flowing brilliance..and then nothing. Getting 6 wins in a row shouldn't be too difficult. Trying to do these raking vertical through balls where the forward doesn't get in behind, he protects the ball all the way and carries on running diagonally but doesn't need to turn. So just shoot forward in direction. West Ham are similar to Watford. Wilshire is an upgrade. Hard to know on forward line up. Real Madrid are like Barcelona. I had a period on pro evo 2016 where as Madrid the play was devastating, Bale would receive all the horizontal lay offs into space and rocket the ball into the top corner. Can't do that at far distances anymore. Used to play with centre attacking mid though. Benzema is pretty good, but you want to score Bale thunder bastards don't you? Really use the power. Vardy at Leicester is still great. England are very good too. A few options. Sterling for City is great at getting in behind and then Lingard, Rashford. With Kane up front, Vardy too. Alli resumes in the middle.

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