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    Xbox Game Pass

    That's more or less what EA Access is isn't it? I don't think they do day and date like Microsoft have started to do but still.
  2. It's fairly clear the anti-Semitism thing isn't going to be allowed to be put to bed. I don't think there's much censorship or purging going on. A Labour government would be problematic though. Influential members of the party hate the leader more than their opponent. The leader himself isn't a very good politician (ironically this is arguably a selling point for him). He wouldn't get the chance to be Prime Minister though so it's all moot. All the current stuff is about making sure.
  3. Because the leader is a bigger enemy than the Tories.
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    Totally useless information/trivia

    Right, let's really get trivia-y... Inspired by the above discussion, I've gone through the history of Evo (as shown on Wikipedia) and collated the characters used by the winner of each Street Fighter game played officially at Evo (meaning the characters they used throughout the tournament, not just who they used in the final). This only includes Street Fighter series titles, so no VS series (i.e. no Mahvel, Capcom Vs SNK). Obviously as the event has gone on the lineup of games has changed and this in turn means changing character rosters, but there's not much that can be done about that. So... Street Fighter Alpha 2 Ken - 1 Sagat - 1 Ryu - 1 Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Ryu - 4 Dhalsim - 3 Balrog - 2 Sagat - 2 Bison - 1 Ken - 1 Vega - 1 Street Fighter Alpha 3 Sakura - 1 Akuma - 1 Cody - 1 Street Fighter 3 - 3rd Strike Chun-Li - 5 Yun - 4 Ryu - 1 Hyper Street Fighter 2 Dhalsim - 1 Bison - 1 Street Fighter 4 Ryu - 2 Chun-Li - 1 Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: HD Remix Balrog - 1 Dee Jay - 1 Zangief - 1 Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Fei-Long - 1 Akuma - 1 Gouken - 1 Gen - 1 Ultra Street Fighter 4 Rose - 1 Ken - 1 Evil Ryu - 1 Elena - 1 Street Fighter 5 Nash - 1 F.A.N.G. - 1 Akuma - 1 Bison - 1 Abigail - 1 Making the totals across the games as follows Ryu - 7 Chun-Li - 6 Dhalsim - 4 Yun - 4 Akuma - 3 Balrog - 3 Bison - 3 Ken - 3 Sagat - 3 Abigail - 1 Cody - 1 Dee Jay - 1 Elena - 1 Evil Ryu - 1 F.A.N.G. - 1 Fei-Long - 1 Gen - 1 Gouken - 1 Nash - 1 Rose - 1 Sakura - 1 Vega - 1 Zangief - 1 So Ryu is the most 'successful' character. Obviously that will be helped by the fact he's in every game, he's also the character a lot of people start learning the game with so perhaps becomes many people's main, and might also be the most balanced character. SF3:3S seems to be the most... homogenous... of the series. It was played at multiple tournaments (unlike the Alphas for instance) and only had 3 winning characters. That might be explained by SF3 being dominated by certain players though - SF3 is famously a harder game to 'git gud' at than the rest of the series, with a very different lineup of characters and more mechanics going on, which is also why many consider it the best SF game overall (helps that it is still possibly the best looking pixel art game ever). Also it gave us the best moment of any fighting game ever -
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    UKIP and their non-racist well informed supporters

    Doing it with Robinson is stupid. Everyone knows he's a massive massive Tory clearing in the woods.
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    UKIP and their non-racist well informed supporters

    It is real. Davies contends that they basically ambushed him asking for a photo, and he agreed as he had no idea who they were, as this predated Brexit etc.
  7. Hodge is being used as a sacrificial lamb. She's got enough weight to be listened to, but isn't important enough to have anything worth risking if she gets dumped or thrown under the bus. She knows what she's said is completely stupid. But it's not about that. It's just a tool. You'd think there were some levels you'd not stoop to, that some things are sacred cows. But nope.
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    Totally useless information/trivia

    For more Street Fighter useless trivia (which a lot of gamers will already know)... On 1991 Capcom released Street Fighter 2, which became the defining fighting game of all time, and added in a bunch of characters that are now iconic in the series, including 3 'boss'-esque characters - a flamenco dancer come bull fighter called Balrog, a futuristic fascist dictator called Vega and a black boxer called M. Bison... Realising having a boxer called M. Bison probably isn't a good idea unless you want to receive lawyers letters in the US, and definetly not when said boxer is obviously inspired by the most famous boxer in the world at the time,they decided outside Japan to switch the names around. The bull fighter became Vega, the dictator M.Bison and the boxer Balrog. This causes confusion with international tournaments so announcers and players often ignore these names entirely and just refer to the characters by their defining features as 'Boxer' 'Claw' and 'Dictator'.
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    Totally useless information/trivia

    The final was Akuma v Bison, the defending champion as Akuma and the Brit using Bison. Bison is an odd choice, I don't think that's a character many top players use. The match isn't that close because of the odd organisation of the tournament - in the final the Brit needed to win a single best of 5 set, the other guy needed to win 3 I think. He takes the first set just about but the Brit never looked flustered.
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    Totally useless information/trivia

    The current Street Fighter champion is British, having won the tournament at the prestige fighting game championship Evo last week. It's the first time a Brit has won the Street Fighter title at the event, and only the second time a Brit has won any official tournament there, the last one being a guy winning a Tekken title a decade ago.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Fights. Fights fights fights. Fights. Put on the **** costume. Realise that the power of the Iron Fist isn't limited to one **** hand and is increasingly dumb to limit it to that. Plus side - Davos becoming the Steel Serpent. Fight scenes look improved.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    My garden is a complete mess. Less of a mess than it was after a couple of drastic interventions with a saw, hedge trimmer and strimmer that completely curtailed the ambitions of an enormous magnolia, decapitated a very sad rose bush and fought off some weird vine thing. An unexpected side effect of this was the freed up space was instantly invaded by brambles everywhere. Having done enough gardening for the next couple of years I left those alone, and have ended up with literally industrial levels of massive blackberries. Great my girlfriend thought, she loves blackberries, so every week we're out there digging through the set of Jumanji to collect tubs and tubs of blackberries. The side effect of this pisses me off. The first time we did this, I was only wearing shorts and the next week had my legs looking like I had chickenpox. Incredibly itchy swollen welts all over my legs, surrounded by pink blotches like hives, that leave purple patches line scars once they heal. Subsequently I've worn trousers for each expedition, but every time without fail I come away with swollen welts like really evil insect bites somewhere on me. Meanwhile the girlfriend comes away completely fine. I might have to invest in a hazmat suit.
  13. The haulage industry raised that problem literally the best part of a year ago.
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    U.S. Politics

    ... ... Hey, look over there!
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    André Moreira

    Weird performance. At times did things you expect of keepers without confidence losing their head - coming out too much at the wrong times, panicked decisions. Other times looked bizarrely unflustered. He could be very good once settled and reined in a bit. Or he could be a complete clown.