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by Caligulas Horse
November 14th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it?
Replies: 32
Views: 509

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

Honestly, this culture war-ification of politics makes me despair sometimes. How anyone could listen to C&R and the main takeaway be the 'politics' of the hosts just boggles the mind. My feelings exactly. For a lot of these people just saying the words sexism or racism makes you a left-wing extremi...
by Caligulas Horse
October 31st, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Companion media
Replies: 17
Views: 449

Re: Companion media

I remember after the last time I watched Unforgiven My favourite film of all time. Have you seen the 2013 Japanese remake? Sticks very close to the Eastwood version and given that some of the most famous Westerns are remakes of Japanese films I thought this was an interesting reversal. gj3gwo01Pf4 ...
by Caligulas Horse
October 30th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Companion media
Replies: 17
Views: 449

Re: Companion media

Can't help with your question, Jay, but yeah I do this too. I spent most of my Red Dead Redemption 2 playthrough watching Sergio Leone films and listening to Mexican rock. I remember after the last time I watched Unforgiven I had a real itch to play some Red Dead Redemption and clear out a bar or t...
by Caligulas Horse
October 30th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Companion media
Replies: 17
Views: 449

Re: Companion media

It sounds like you want something a bit closer to the game and I'm sure you've seen it but for near-future dystopia I'd go for Children of Men. For something a bit more obscure I've been meaning to watch No Blade of Grass (1970). I don't really know if it's worth a watch to be honest but I enjoyed t...
by Caligulas Horse
October 28th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8933
Views: 1019619

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Spider-Man continues to delight and frustrate in equal measure. There are various points where you don't play as spider-man and they are so dull and frustrating it takes away from what is a great super hero game. Combat is fun and the story hasn't been overly predictable I hope they twist Doc Ock o...
by Caligulas Horse
October 16th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1495
Views: 229787

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

You were never really here woah! This was really good. It's totally captivating, keeps you guessing right until the end. Amazing direction and there isn't an ounce of fat on it. I went in blind and think that might have helped, so do that if you can. Yeah I loved it, first film I've seen from Lynn ...
by Caligulas Horse
October 16th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1495
Views: 229787

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

FemalePheromones wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 8:45 am
Caligulas Horse wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 8:23 am
70's horror films are a bit of an easy target!
I saw Alien! It released less than a year after Halloween.
haha good point, I guess I was really just thinking of early slasher films rather than horror in general.
by Caligulas Horse
October 16th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1495
Views: 229787

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

@Caligulas Horse maybe I was lucky but the whole room was strangely silent as if everyone was watching it for the first time. You have made me question whether I should risk it again though... I think you shouldn't worry about it too much, I was probably just unlucky with that crowd and it probably...
by Caligulas Horse
October 15th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1495
Views: 229787

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

it was like most of the audience were just there to take the piss out of it That can be a problem. I was at a screening of Blue Velvet a few years back and there were two young idiots louding laughing at the film in a very pointed way, then talking and jeering to themselves. I shuffled up a few sea...
by Caligulas Horse
October 15th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1495
Views: 229787

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

I saw Alien in 4K for it's 40th anniversary at the beginning of the year. Absolutely loved it. I need to remember to keep an eye out for when cinemas are showing classic films. I want to do this more but I was a bit put off by my experience when I went to see the original Halloween last year, it wa...
by Caligulas Horse
October 15th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 54502

Re: Games Completed 2019

They've probably turned it into a fucking 3rd person shooter by now, have they? :lol: They tried with one of the sequels but it wasn't well received by long-time fans at all. The 2016 reboot and its sequel on the other hand thankfully take a complete 'back to the roots' approach and are as slow, me...
by Caligulas Horse
October 7th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8933
Views: 1019619

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Planescape Torment is not a game to play if you don’t like reading. (I mean, that’s true of pretty much every game on that engine, but it’s especially true for this) Some of the best writing the medium has ever had of course, but so so much of it... For sure and I like the way they use the text to ...
by Caligulas Horse
October 7th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")
Replies: 148
Views: 16852

Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

Okay! So, I mentioned before that I wanted to try getting into soccer. My wife is absolutely getting the Disney+ app and there's a bundle that comes with ESPN+ Which includes... MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS games, as well as college sports, PGA golf, Top Rank Boxing, and Grand Slam Tennis matches. You’ll...
by Caligulas Horse
October 7th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")
Replies: 148
Views: 16852

Re: Association Football (aka 'Soccer' / "The Beautiful Game")

My dad raised me as a Celtic & Millwall fan, Celtic were his team growing up and Millwall is our local, so a pretty up and down weekend for me lol. I thought Leeds were finally gonna beat us at the Den after Harris resigned but NOPE, we done em again! Only a bit bittersweet as I missed out on ticket...
by Caligulas Horse
October 7th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8933
Views: 1019619

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I got a laptop last week and decided to try Planescape: Torment over the weekend. I wasn't sure whether I liked it at first so I just went with it and before I knew it I was 8 hours in telling myself "I'll just talk to the psychic Rat group before I go to bed". You start by waking on up on a mortuar...
by Caligulas Horse
September 27th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8933
Views: 1019619

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

This game sounds awesome, I can get proper hooked into these kind of strategy games. I'm going to have to keep a note of it for whenever I've got myself a computer or laptop again. How much does each game differ from the last? It's a good 'un, this one; definitely take note for the future if you li...
by Caligulas Horse
September 27th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8933
Views: 1019619

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Field of Glory: Empires - I have been playing this in a multiplayer-only context for the last month or two. Great game, really interesting mechanics. Of the multiplayer games I've played, a) I overextended myself as the Arverni, a southern French tribe, and got obliterated as a race within 10 turns...
by Caligulas Horse
September 27th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games You've Started But Never Finished
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Games You've Started But Never Finished

Grandia is the one for me, I regret not playing it long enough for the game to open up and really get going. I've tried it twice and gave up pretty early. It wasn't that I disliked it either time, it just didn't make much of an impression, the intro is quite long winded and both times I was at a poi...
by Caligulas Horse
September 25th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Other podcast recommendations
Replies: 158
Views: 30860

Re: Other podcast recommendations

I got into C&R because a film podcast I listen to did an episode on games, I decided I wanted more so I found an article that recommended C&R and have been listening ever since. I never got on with most video game media I came across, I felt like there wasn't much for me. I say this because I was ob...
by Caligulas Horse
September 25th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1495
Views: 229787

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

FemalePheromones wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 1:15 pm
This has probably been brought up before but I've just watched Midsommar and all I can think is what the fuck did I just watch?
Midsommar