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  1. That's the obvious way they want you to look at it, yeah
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    PlayStation VR

    I get your point, but with re-used assets and a re-used engine, it'd be pretty much pure profit. A dream though, I know
  3. I'm still loving this, but the difference to S1 is there's no moral ambiguity in the questions being raised. In S1, it was the age-old one, "Should all sentient beings be treated equally, no matter their origin?" and approached it really well. In S2, it's much more driven by plot than ethical ponderings. The answer to all the questions posed in S2* is, "No you shouldn't, you foul bastard!" The best scenes are clearly the two-headers or monologues now: Ford, William, Teddy, etc. As for where the series goes... *
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    Pac-Man CE 2 Plus (Bandai Namco next masterpiece)

    I'd classify CE2 as 'good fun' but CE as essential. The creator of Pac-Man (Tōru Iwatani) came out of retirement to design it, and I'd say it's even better than the original game. CE2 is more of an expected riff on a classic. It doubles-down on the chaining elements of CE, but makes your route through the levels even more prescriptive. It's really good fun but very overblown. You could re-skin CE2 and people would only make passing remarks about it being like Pac-Man, whereas CE totally has the classic DNA of the first game at its core.
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    PlayStation VR

    @Eighthours Yeah, for sure. I think they'll need to develop some dedicated lenses and foveated view tricks though, as 4K x 2 @60fps-plus is beyond everything's capabilities and will be for many years to come.
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    PlayStation VR

    I hope people can prove me wrong, but I get the feeling PSVR is failing for reasons like this. It feels like the big fellas were waiting to see if it was viable (by releasing small games, quick ports and tech demos) before committing. Now some of them are starting to commit, they have left it so long that they've created a self-fulfilling prophecy and the market is shrinking. This is just the feeling I get; I don't have any stats to back it up. Hope i'm wrong. For Star Wars, though, it's a complete mystery. They could easily create a ten-mission game in the same style as the demo, and every VR owner would buy it. It'd basically be a 1:1 attach rate, and would probably sell a much of headsets as well.
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 2018

    If this helps I thought JW was average. Some ok characters, some ok scenes, but generally meh. I think the sequel's well rough. The old characters aren't given any more depth, the new ones are awful (miscast and underwritten) and the tone veers from schmaltz to nasty violence to broad comedy. Dumb as a bag of spanners.
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 2018

    No, no, no. Did you not read Hellcock's post?! It's brilliant and we're wrong/shambling corpses!
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 2018

    Jaws taught Spielberg a huge lesson about hiding and revealing credulity-stretching critters. A lesson his Jurassic alums have been furiously un-learning ever since.
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - December 2017

    Nah, let's go! It's poo cos Luke would NEVER just toss his lightsaber away...
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 2018

    Just back from it. This actually caused a nark between me and Mrs. Treb. When she likes something I think is tutt, and she asks my opinion, I say, "It was OK, yeah!" by which I mean "that was on the underside of average, but I'll be kind". This was so bad - so awfully bad - I actually said what I thought. Now she's annoyed because our opinions don't match and she feels stupid, and I'm in a huff because I wasted 2 hours of my life watching a garbage fire. Harrumph.
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    Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood predators

    It all comes down to personal decisions, and I wouldn't judge you for yours. Everyone has to draw the line somewhere. I can't arbitrarily stop watching the things I love because of the 'revelations', it has to be case by case and is a gut thing. For example, I don't think I'd ever not watch Se7en again, no matter what Morgan Freeman did. But then he's just one component of that film. A Woody Allen film where he's the centre of everything, sleazing over younger women? That's a goner.
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    Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood predators

    I had that reaction too. I'd seen Aguirre before the revelations, but made the mistake of trying to watch Fitzcarraldo after. I couldn't do it, I felt grimy doing it. Turned it off.
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    Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood predators

    It's so difficult, so horrible this stuff. I am near the end of Horace and Pete which, if you didn't know, is a play-like TV drama which, "Louis C.K. finance[d] and distribute[d] entirely on his own as well as directing, writing and producing each episode". It stars Edie Falco, Jessica Lange and Steve Buscemi, along with a bunch of other fantastic actors and comics - notably Alan Alda, playing totally against type. It's sad, honest, nihilistic, hilarious at times, and really moving. You can't watch it and question Louie's insight into humanity - it's startling, quite brutal but also tender and forgiving. And yet, and yet. I loved Louie but can't bring myself to watch it ever again. If I hadn't been 3 episodes from the end of H&P, I would have abandoned that as well. I don't know what my point is, other than how damaging these revelations are, and how similar they make you feel to your actual, real life sadnesses and disappointments. Separating art from artist is just not something I can do anymore. Anyway, i'm rambling and don't think I really have a point to make, other than people being harmful to others ends up hurting everybody, in the long run.
  15. Made me cry, that episode. Fantastic in every regard. I really appreciate how: Beautiful and devastating.
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