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  1. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    Sonic Mania is excellent, guys. Carry on.
  2. Loved the episode. So much great, sinister stuff. I loved that Andy was given something to do other than test my patience with Lucy. Maybe that's all the Bowie we'll get - it was cool to glimpse him again. I think Judy's identity will be revealed before long. Not even Freddie's 'Gor blimey guv'nor!' Dick Van Dyke accent could ruin the glove story. I too thought James was heading into the same furnace we saw Bob in in the pilot. In the international pilot it was shown to be in the hospital but the establishing shot here placed James and Freddie at the Great Northern. I guess in the real pilot it was just a vision. I definitely got the same vibe though. Only 3 weeks left! I hope they're all this good.
  3. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I've splurged on a few games in the last couple of weeks. Splatoon 2 is great, although I'm away from home for a month with a shocking internet connection so I can't actually play any matches! I also picked up Tumbleseed on sale - it's a stylish game that is going to need some more time to bed in. My instant reaction was 'where's the motion tilt control option?!' Having thought about it some more, you would need to map each side of the balance bar to a separate joycon in order to preserve the same precision, but I think I'd prefer that option (maybe it's there and I need to dig for it.) I also just downloaded Overcooked. Unfortunately, the friend I'm staying with (not a player of video games usually, although he's been taken with MK8) became almost belligerent after about 30 seconds of the tutorial, screaming "This is SHIT!" and refusing to continue. It was really weird! Perhaps he just wasn't up for the stress or the co-op or was struggling with the controls. He demanded we switch to MK8. And I haven't touched Overcooked since :/ I have another friend arriving next week who I hope will be up for it, then we can tempt belligerent friend back after he gets comfortable with the set-up (and jealous that he's not playing😉) Devious!
  4. The more I hear the name Phillip Jefferies, the more I'm expecting a Bowie appearance, Missing Pieces excerpt or otherwise. Damn, after watching Ray disappear with the ring, I think the chance of a Chris Issac cameo shot up 1000%. Not enough Chets in this season! As obtuse as this series has been, it really has supplied the fan service with references and cameos. Any theories as to how the Jefferies thing will pan out? Are there more missing pieces? All they'd need is 5 seconds of footage with Bowie chilling in the red room. I really think there'll be something, even if it's a photo on an orb. I don't know if that's something I really want, although I find the way they go about pulling off such things (both writing and and tech/FX work) fascinating. Something that occurred to me while Walter was spieling - Why was Windom Earle not included in the Blue Rose group list? Also, Earle must have a doppelgänger. :/
  5. My mind jumped to the room above the convenience store when Ray mentioned the Dutchman.
  6. I get the impression that Lynch would happily do a S4 given the opportunity because this broader canvas he and Frost have made for S3 (in all ways - geography, characters, multi-dimensional sheeznit, even 16:9 ) affords him the chance to use pretty much any idea he comes up with (in his interviews he's always discussing 'the idea' - following it, nurturing it, staying true to it, etc) and he gets to spend time with the repertory family he seems to enjoy working with.
  7. The discussion about 'how' you should watch the series interests me. I feel like the canvas for this particular series should be as big possible because there are so many details to enjoy in the frame. And, as noted before, Lynch's darkness in the woods (and other locations) is actually dark, and sequences like those in the h-bomb episode would have been a nightmare (for me) to watch on a phone. I'd love to see that on a massive screen. Streaming it on a 32" TV felt like I was missing things and several times through the series I've had to skip back to see something more clearly. I'm watching suboptimally on a stream but I'm excited to rewatch on bluray.
  8. One might even say it's worthy of a Rewatch podcast...
  9. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    Ha, after repeatedly getting an error code I googled a DNS solution, changed it and everything's working. I had to turn off motion for handheld mode and I'll have to play with the sensitivity but everything feels and looks great (apart from constantly opening my map whenever i mean to jump!) Man, am I missing my NES Zapper though - I need to level up pronto.
  10. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    Wifi rubbishness has prevented me from trying an actual match but so far it feels just like the original. EXCEPT - why have they moved the jump from X to B? And why can't I change it?! Also, does the 8-bit platform jumping game appear while you're waiting too, or is it just the remix thing? Busting to try it out.
  11. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    Downloading now
  12. I was in a foul mood when I started watching this episode and it cheered me up no end. My favourite little moment was the goofy way Bobby crossed one leg over the other in the conference room as he went to walk outside. It was IDENTICAL to how goober Bobby used to sloosh around the place in his black jacket and curtains. But now it's kind of endearing. Yes, I know he killed a guy. But that guy was a dick. Bobby's cool.
  13. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I haven't heard anybody express regrets about getting a Switch. If you haven't played Zelda and money's not an issue, I'd go for it. World of Goo is fantastic, although you have quite possibly played that already. I just downloaded Mario Kart 8 because I want it for multiplayer - did you play that on Wii U? I'd also recommend the Neo Geo beat-em-ups if you're remotely interested in 2D fighters. The art alone is incredible and I've had fun just button mashing and watching the animation.
  14. SGDQ 2017

    I had the Super Monkey Ball stream on in the background today. It's pretty long but I recommend some if you can. Some insane things going on!