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  1. Been loving me some Pinball Arcade recently, really got back in to it, so much so i'm looking at getting one when i move in a few weeks (if i have room!!).

    I used to play the Data East Star Wars machine at the place we always stayed when i was on holiday as a kid, reaaaaaally want to get that!

    Think my favourite on Pinball Arcade is Scared Stiff, mainly because it's a bit easier than a lot of the others and it's has fairly simple rules :)

  2. Why they moved:

    Dad inherited the house from uncle Oscar. There's a will in the safe in his office.


    Yup there is also...

    an invoice from the movers in the entrance hall that dates their move to a month after Katie went travelling.


    Great game, really well crafted and put together. I like how it started out super creepy after listening to that answer machine message, along with the storm and all the lights being off.

    Glad I read through the last few pages on here because it answered a bunch of questions about things I missed or didn't piece together.

    I think the only bad thing I'd say about it is having to find that one damn object in the whole house that would open up the attic, I obviously hadn't searched everything that systematically, so finding that thing took ages of me wandering about trying to find a tiny object amongst all the other stuff. I think there is a bunch of other stuff i missed too, so going to give it another playthrough during the week.

  3. Not alot to add that hasn't already been said but, It's a shame that there might not be any more Disney feature lengths, but traditional animation will still survive in shorts/cartoons etc.

    As pointed out already, the line between CG and hand drawn is already blurred with flash/Toon Boom etc and that stuff is still thriving from cartoons, games etc. Moving to 3d is just a different set of tools to achieve the same effect (as pointed out by John Lasseter in that article), all the same principles are used. Just watch and listen to any of the commentaries on any disney or pixar film and the animators are both talking about the same things.


    Interesting discussion though. I love all types of animation, but especially disney. I got asked at work this week if the stack of 8 disney bluray on my desk that got delivered were for my niece. People wouldn't have batted an eyelid if they were ghibli films.. although that's a different discussion :(

  4. Near the end of the second series and pretty much agree with both of you now. First series was enjoyable, now it's just very soap-ey. And also yes, all political stuff is junk. Although, what did I really expect from an ITV series?

  5. Anyone else still singing duck tales, admittedly not the worst song to have stuck in your head


    I constantly get the duck tales music stuck in my head, which inevitably leads me to getting the chip and dale tune in there... and then gummi bears. Now I have all three and think I might go mad! :s

  6. Heard good things from a bunch of sensible people, and also mentioned on the podcast numerous times. Just wondering what people think about this show?


    Just started watching it and finding it fairly enjoyable. For me it's like a good Pride and Prejudice, full of intrigue adn romance, except I'm no longer 13 and don't think it's shit (yes, that bbc series was in 1995).


  7. I might pick this up in a few months just to give it a look.

    As for the films, Alien is about 99.99999% perfect to me. The only thing that bugs me these days is the chestburster running across the table. Still, forgivable for 1979. Every time i watch it i'm instantly transfixed and more convinced of how good a film it is. Definitely one of the greats.

    Aliens on the other hand gets worse every time I watch it. Don't get me wrong, it's still amazing and in my top 20 (maybe even 10) but I've just never been as drawn in as the first time I saw it. Dunno, just gets a little hokey-er with age I guess.

  8. After about 15-20 hours, all my previous concerns were nullified. Th AI can actually stay alive in battle and do stuff and the economy aint to bad (thanks for the handmedown tip juv3nal!)

    Still loving it :D

  9. pretty much loving this game. soo charming and beautiful and definitely pulling on those old ps1/2 nostalgia heartstrings!

    Only annoying things are that the AI in battle sucks... either that or i'm doing something wrong. most boss battles i've ended up finishing up with my main guy as my other two party members just die (even though they are both on 'keep us healthy'.

    Also, the economy seems nuts, stuff is just super expensive, so I never have enough money to buy ether/phoenix down and upgrade weapons/armour without massive amount of grinding!

    Also... too many mans to equip and level up!!!

    Still, finding myself running home from work to play more every day, so it must be doing something right :D

  10. Love me some Terry P!

    I must have started reading them in my early teens and have read them sporadically over the last 16/17 years. Over the last 2 or 3 years I've been listening to the audio books, which are pretty much all excellently read. The first bunch were read by Vivian off the Young Ones and he is awesome. The new guy is pretty good too, just took me a while to convert to the different voices.

    I think what I love about them most is that there is so much variation, it's not just wizards and witches. I remember reading Feet of Clay and realising after that it was actually a bloody great detective story. I think up until that point i'd only ready the Rincewind stuff so i was pretty surprised.