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  1. https://www.indiewire.com/2018/06/twin-peaks-the-return-mark-frost-david-lynch-writing-collaboration-1201975099/ This has some interesting quotes from Frost detailing be writing process and thoughts on Episode 8 and Cooper’s journey. May have been posted before - if so, sorry. If not, check it out.
  2. The Big VR Thread

    Game over. I now require VR. Edit. Shit, that Beat Saber thing looks sweet, too.
  3. Basingstoke - A hometown apocolypse simulator

    Game looks fun, might pick this up. Basingstoke (the town) is in Southern England and is remarkable for being unremarkable. It’s pleasant, by all accounts, but the kind of place you’d never go unless you live or work there, or you’re driving through on your way to somewhere else. Some companies have head offices there. The name has comedy value, kind of like Norwich, when it's listed alongside more prestigious places. Manchester!... London!... Basingstoke... It’s got lots of roundabouts.
  4. Recently completed video games

    You know, if Tokyo Mirage Sessions came to Switch, I'd probably pick it up, although the proper Fire Emblem must be coming soonish too... I just completed Doom 2016. Haven't played an FPS in a while, but goddamn that was a belter! Just chunky and meaty and metal. I really liked the movie with the credits too - how they tied in the visuals depending on whose credit was onscreen. I'm definitely going to go back and mop up the secrets and change the gun view to centre. I'm looking forward to Wolfenstein II, although it seems the actual shooting part of it isn't half as satisfying.
  5. Here's a nice video essay about Lynch and language:
  6. Confirmed. Holy moly! Congratulations to everybody involved So, does this mean that technically Valve is publishing a game on Switch now?!?
  7. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    Sometimes it’s very easy to forget that the world is a beautiful, beautiful place. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/04/pack_your_hiking_gear_because_firewatch_is_coming_to_nintendo_switch
  8. LucasArts adventure games on GOG and Steam

    This may be sacrilegious, but Escape is the only Monkey Island I ever played! I liked it. And Fate of Atlantis is the only other Lucasarts adventure I ever played - as a 10 or 11-year-old I wasn’t a fan. Does Fate of Atlantis hold up?
  9. Best Third-Person Shooters

    RE4 is really very good. I thought Dead Space did a good impression of it, too, in a post-Bioshock kinda way. I wonder how it would hold up now. And I did enjoy the first Gears. Not enough to play any of the sequels, but the first one was a big chunky Snickers of a game in co-op.
  10. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    Fe is on the list, but my Switch list is sizeable so I'll wait for a deal. It wasn't until you said they were nearly all ports that I realised! You're not wrong, but it's still a strong line-up. I remember them being received similarly. I'd say the original is a smaller, tighter game but I haven't played it for years. It suffered at the time from not being the proper Mario game everybody wanted but it's great in its own right. Now they've announced Smash, I guess they're saving Fire Emblem until E3 or later. Noted ALSO!! I can tick another game off my Switch wishlist with Undertale. Boom! Also also: does anybody else think the Mario Tennis Aces logo looks awful? Specifically the Aces font. It looks like the Wii Sports type italicised. I suppose they want to convey that this is a quasi-sequel for people wanting to get their waggle on (as seen in the trailer.) The game looks fine as Mario Tennis games go, but man, that logo. Edit. Eurgh:
  11. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    OOOO Direct time!! That was solid! Main announcements/takeaways include: - Undertale coming to Switch - Praise the Sun Dark Souls amiibo will melt the internet and everything - Warioware Gold for 3DS = Rhythm Heaven Megamix for the Warioware games - Okami HD on Switch can't be a bad thing - 3DS getting a Luigi's Mansion GC port! - Crash Trilogy coming to Switch - Fucking Dark Souls amiibo - Captain Toad coming to Switch, dropping Wii U's significant exclusives to just Mario World 3D, Pikmin 3, Mario Maker, NSMBU and... NintendoLand? Also coming to 3DS - New paid single-player DLC for Splatoon 2 - Smash coming this year with new characters (Inklings) - I mean, look at it:
  12. Recently completed video games

    Just completed the trial version of David Lynch Teaches Typing. Very helpful - I recommend it. I'd also recommend Chris Remo making a mod by subbing out the audio files. The process for getting the full version seems unnecessarily convoluted, but I'm getting there.
  13. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    For people who have gone digital, the Switch eshop now allows you to pay using accumulated gold coins. I had 600-odd and just got Subsurface Circular with them 👍
  14. It's funny to read takes about the controls. I played on PS2 five or so years ago and I honestly don't remember even thinking about them. I remember thinking that 'gripping' with the shoulder button was pretty cool.
  15. Books, books, books...

    Yeah, I hear patches of description like that excerpt and individually they're effective. And, similarly, the whole thing is more or less washing over me (pretty easy in audiobook form) but I find my thoughts drifting and then I'll have to rewind to something I missed or forgot. So far it's the perfect example of a book that could sit on my bedside table until the day I die, every night reading a bit, then rereading it the next night and making no actual progress. I feel like I'm missing the point, or that the point is to feel disenfranchised and numb. To which my reaction is 'damn - I get enough of that already.' Also, it doesn't seem interesting enough to dig around for. There's so much literature and media exploring the experience of the post-war counterculture generation (much of which, granted, must have taken inspiration from Kerouac), this feels worn out. I think I might power through, despite my instinct to abandon ship, simply to exorcise it.