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  1. Final Fantasy

    Given it's torrid development, the only really telling part in game is the last few chapters, I think. Maybe some of the early bugs and stuff that were eventually ironed out, too. That the rest of it came out as good as it did is miraculous, really. Did you get the season pass, or are you tempted by any of the DLC? It provides some pretty nifty changes in gameplay style, but none of it is essential by any means. Not like the Kingsglaive movie with regards to the original version of the game where you literally just start driving around without any sort of backstory :lol: I played the Comrades beta (online multiplayer expansion), and as much as something like that would work in the world perfectly, it didn't grab me as something I wanted to spend time playing.
  2. Nuneaton 'hostage situation'

    No casualties, gunman in custody
  3. Nuneaton 'hostage situation'

    I was wrong; although disgruntled ex-employee would have been my second guess.
  4. Nuneaton 'hostage situation'

    About 5 minutes from my house. I'm going with a dad not allowed to see kids narrative, based on absolutely nothing. It's very telling that Sky news are using the same 5 seconds of footage on a loop. I suspect the conversation went something like, 'can we get a chopper out there?', 'where is it?', 'Nuneaton.', 'errr no.'
  5. Ni No Kuni 2

    Good man! Me too. It'll go nicely with my Ni No Kuni special edition - and never mind the vinyl, how about that music box!
  6. Christmas Party Season 2017

    This is the first time in 3 years there will be an office wide party for us. Reason being we were barred from the previous venue for 'trouble' - bit of a food fight, few sausage rolls trampled in to the floor, nothing major. So management called it off for a while. We now have a whole host of new staff, and with a number of 'trouble makers' having moved on, it's all systems go this year. I'll go, it's usually half decent fun, but I actually prefer the more sedate command / team meals / drinks at Christmas time now. Getting old.
  7. Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    Watched the TV adaptation of the first Strike book - Cuckoo's Calling - this week. By the numbers stuff on the whole, but well made and a few nice performances. Hadn't read the book/s, but it was a nice way to spend a few hours, and something me and the girly equally enjoyed. Which is odd, outside of programmes that involve food or zombies...
  8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    I agree. Although if we're comparing the most recent games of each series, Elder Scrolls is better by some distance. The first couple of Fallout games are probably better than the first few Elder Scrolls games (haven't ever played Arena/Daggerfall/Redguard, but the first 2 Fallout games are just great), but Elder Scrolls has really evolved in to nearly the perfect fantasy role playing experience. The same can't be said about Fallout, unfortunately.
  9. Fortnite

    This is the game where the devs have attempted to sure some cheating players, right?
  10. Loot boxes and microtransactions

    Thing with stuff like trading cards, stickers, and yeah ok even frigging kinder eggs is the items contained are essentially of equal value. If you get one of the same type you already have, which holds greater value to someone else who doesn't have it, you can swap it for an item they hold which you value as equal. There are games that have loot crates and a trading system, but not enough do. I agree, the way loot boxes are used in games isn't gambling, but the system is generally skewed so heavily in the favour of the 'house' it's utterly obscene how much they're allowed to get away with.
  11. Weather...

    Been very yellow all day in Nuneaton. It's lessening in intensity now, but up to an hour ago it really seemed as though I was viewing the world through tinted glasses. Eerie is the right word.
  12. Loot boxes and microtransactions

    A petition on UK Gov has reached 10,000 signatures and therefore requires a response in 3 days on this topic. As is typical with this sort of thing, I agree with and endorse the sentiment (to get an offical stance from the Government on the legality in regards to gambling and loot boxes), but the way the question has been put forward is shoddy at best. There's also a couple of questions been asked by an MP on the topic, which typically take about a month for a reply. Of interest is the Isle of Man's specific laws that safeguard against in-game/in-app gambling/purchases, although I won't pretend to know the in's and out's of this, as it's the first I've heard of it. I've also read that the ESRB, PEGI and UKIE have all said loot boxes don't constitute gambling (on the basis you always 'win' something I believe), but as they have no real legal power it doesn't mean all that much if the Government take a different stance.
  13. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Thanks Ingum - you created an itch I couldn't help but scratch, so I've just ordered the Skyrim Special Edition on PS4.
  14. *spoilers* The Walking Dead *spoilers*

    Not just the first season - the second season was poor too. I have to admit I haven't looked in to the changes that occurred between 2 and 3, but the spike in quality is staggering.
  15. *spoilers* The Walking Dead *spoilers*

    I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that this season 3 of FTWD has been the single best season of TWD ever. Great writing, direction, acting, and set pieces. Every episode has real emotional weight, and the set up for the finale is excellent. The pace too has been unreal, something that the main show could only dream of. Really shows what the production team can do without the shackles of the comic.