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by Electric Crocosaurus
February 17th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 120
Views: 19138

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

That's pretty impressive, how did you end up getting on the show? They put out a Tweet in January asking for people to DM them if they were interested in taking part. I sent a message and forgot all about it until the Friday before last, when they invited me down. I’m still thinking of films that I...
by Electric Crocosaurus
February 15th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 120
Views: 19138

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

I was lucky to be invited onto Empire’s film podcast this week to give my opinions on their 100 greatest films of the 21st century (so far). My human name is Luke, so enjoy my dulcet, Dudley tone :)

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/new ... s-special/
by Electric Crocosaurus
February 4th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 149
Views: 7343

Re: Death Stranding

For many reasons I find his output absolutely fascinating. That’s just it; for all of the absolute nonsense I wouldn’t really have it any other way, because big budget weirdness in any media industry is so rare. And it is great; I’ve put around 40 hours in now and finding its flow of delivery, expa...
by Electric Crocosaurus
February 4th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1492
Views: 252765

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

I watched The Two Popes soon after The Irishman. It was interesting comparing the two different approaches to 'de-aeging'. The former opts for the tried and tested method of having a younger actor play the part. Unsurprisingly, it worked. Like it's been working for the past 100 years. It seems to w...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 23rd, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 149
Views: 7343

Re: Death Stranding

But on the other hand, every piece of popular media I can think of that tries to deal with simple philosophical themes instantly gets dismissed and mocked because of it. It happened to Watchmen . It happened to The Matrix . It happened to Metal Gear . You’re right to call me out on this because my ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 22nd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 149
Views: 7343

Re: Death Stranding

I finally started Death Stranding a couple of weeks ago as my 'long play' game and despite everything on paper being anathema to me (fetch quests, Kojima's 6th form philosophies, celebrity casting) it has really drawn me in. I'm around 12 hours in and on Chapter 3, but the atmosphere created by the ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 22nd, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 21
Views: 3191

Re: Mental Health

I hope that doesn't sound like a self-pitying tale of woe. It's not meant to be. I just think it's important to shine a light on the multi-factorial nature of a deteriorating mental health. *THIS* Part of the reason why I didn't get help for so long is because I've always been very independently mi...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 21st, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 21
Views: 3191

Re: Mental Health

Another year and another Blue Monday draws to a close. I thought I’d resurrect this thread in case there are any people struggling with mental health issues currently that might benefit from knowing about my experiences. For those who aren’t familiar Blue Monday is the name given to the third Monday...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 9th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things God of War
Replies: 84
Views: 8060

Re: 402: God of War (2018) *recording the week ending 19th Jan.*

The word that comes to mind for God of War is ‘chunky’. Everything in this game has weight and heft. You feel the inertia of Kratos’ mass before he moves, sense the impact of his many, many axe throws. When they finally appear even the Blades of Chaos seem to carve the flesh of enemies, rather than ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 9th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Red Dead Redemption II
Replies: 148
Views: 14917

Re: 401: Red Dead Redemption II *recording 17th Jan.*

Read Dead Redempton 2 is the Netflix series of the video game world, with a budget that most of its contemporaries can only dream of, moments of undeniable brilliance and peerless levels of art design and execution. Yet it’s also padded to an unnecessarily RPG-like length, without having enough stor...
by Electric Crocosaurus
November 14th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1043

Re: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it.

Just echoing the messages of support for the CaR team. I’ve been listening to the pod for years because of the balance you bring to the games you review, and the lack of ‘dude-bro’ culture that turns me off so many other gaming sites. If certain parties feel attacked when you call out elements of th...
by Electric Crocosaurus
September 26th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: iOS and Android gaming
Replies: 261
Views: 43461

Re: iOS and Android gaming

You know what, I laughed when they announced Apple Arcade, wondering where it would fit in between my big screen gaming on the PS4 and the more fun stuff on the Switch. After signing up for the free trial I think they’re on to a winner. A Netflix-style subscription model for short, indie experiences...
by Electric Crocosaurus
June 12th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2018 - Conference times and general chat
Replies: 200
Views: 18037

Re: E3 2018 - Conference times and general chat

It doesn't seem to have been a massive year for surprises, which seems a shame given the point at which this console generation is at. Still, even if the next year is going to bring a lot of iterative sequels they at least look to be highly accomplished ones. And if they can nail the tone of the Las...
by Electric Crocosaurus
September 4th, 2017, 7:31 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Community Gamertags and other online ids
Replies: 172
Views: 68769

Re: Community Gamertags and other online ids

Hey CnR! I've had a bit of a video game sabbatical, but I'm learning to love them again with the help of my new Nintendo Switch. Here's my friend code if anyone is up for some Mario Kart sessions:

SW-6590-1175-2624
by Electric Crocosaurus
December 22nd, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 108
Views: 29725

Re: Star Wars

Ah, I was actually very pleased with Michael Giacchino's work. Perhaps it lacked new standout themes and melodies, but I thought he got the tone and mood spot-on. I'm really impressed with Giacchino's work on Rogue One. The one mis-step is the 'Jyn theme', which uses the opening motif of the Star W...
by Electric Crocosaurus
December 22nd, 2016, 9:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things DOOM
Replies: 186
Views: 43136

Re: All things DOOM

I know I'm preaching to the converted here, but Doom 2016 is really impressive. I don't think I've enjoyed the simple act of moving in a FPS so much since Unreal Tournament, and once the music is pumping, guns are firing and demons are falling it becomes a zen-like experience. Bravo id, bravo
by Electric Crocosaurus
December 22nd, 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 100
Views: 28132

Re: Overwatch

Anyone who's playing on PS4 and wants to add me go ahead (PSN name laj105). Absolutely love Overwatch so I'm normally on at least once a week.
by Electric Crocosaurus
September 7th, 2016, 10:21 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2472
Views: 365805

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Just catching up the news of the PS4Pro and I'm amazed that they won't allow for Ultra 4K BluRay discs to be played. Seems like a key feature if you're interested in 4K and making a choice between the PS4Pro and the Xbox One S (or Scorpio). Free HDR upgrade for existing PS4 owners is nice, though. R...
by Electric Crocosaurus
May 26th, 2016, 8:55 am
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 100
Views: 28132

Re: Overwatch

Yep, these hidden nuggets are what are going to keep me coming back to this one. Just learnt that Genji's deflect can counter Hanzo's ultimate dragon-Scott Pilgrim rip-off; that's going to be a game-changer next time I log on.
by Electric Crocosaurus
May 25th, 2016, 3:01 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 100
Views: 28132

Re: Overwatch

Decided to pick this up on a whim as I've been home from work due to illness for a couple of days. It's a fun game, but as with so many team-based shooters the amount of fun depends on the other players that you're matched up with. I've had some brilliantly balanced games, with players changing thei...