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  1. 300 years late to the party, but Partner and I played through The Last of Us (remastered) plus DLC, and absolutely loved it. Super hyped for TLOU2!
  2. Bondy

    Mine works too!

    Congratulations! Hooray for functioning parts!
  3. Well when you say it like that, it sounds like we talk a lot of shit. *koff*
  4. This looks way too slick!
  5. Yes, all androids ride in the back of the bus. They're also not allowed to use escalators? The game has all these references to actual terrible things that happened to minorities throughout history, but next to no acknowledgement of the real life origins, if that makes sense? Androidphobia seems to exist in a vacuum, and it comes off like QD are using awful bits of history and human nature as plot devices rather than properly exploring the nature of prejudice, which is what the topic kind of begs for. They could have gone for a more straightforward detective story, but they chose something way more loaded and haven't handled it well at all. I think there's more action in Detroit than Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit, but there are a couple of bits that are really slow towards the end. They're the bits that are trying to pack an emotional punch, and they clearly needed time for their inspirational orchestral music to build ;D Edit: I think I'm explaining this badly, let me try again. They use things like riding on the back of the bus, wearing blue triangles, being dehumanised, even rounding up androids and putting them in camps, but don't use the words racism, Jews, Holocaust...they don't invoke the actual things that were the basis of these terrible things happening. One black character obliquely says 'my people were treated badly' at one point, but that was the only time it came up. Thusly making it feel like everything is used as a plot device rather than a comment on and exploration of prejudice throughout history.
  6. Aye. They use 'we have a dream' as a device a number of times in a completely non-ironic, extremely serious way but only have one throwaway reference to the actual civil rights movement that could be completely missed depending on the route you take through the game. To be fair to Quantic Dream, there is a lot of BME representation across the cast (big and small roles). They did that extremely well, which makes the lack of reference to racism even more bizarre.
  7. LA Noire (Switch) Detroit: Become Human: by far the best Quantic Dream game, makes good on a lot of the plot devices they've tried in the past (choices have a longer term impact, detective chasing criminals device is more complicated and compelling, tracking down clues is fun and engaging). Still has plenty of story nonsense, some beats fall flat because the tone is off, and their representation of minority rights is problematic, but definitely worth a play. It has a ton of ambition and looks beeyootiful.
  8. LA Noire (Switch): Fun to revisit. Story holds up, even if the framerate doesn't (very chuggy in places and it twice crashed completely). It definitely works better with good cop/bad cop/accuse options rather than truth/doubt/lie, and just oozes 40s atmosphere. The voice acting is...lumpy...but the face animation is still outstanding.
  9. How's everyone's motion sickness with it? I now get motion sickness with really swingy cameras (thanks, brain) so I'm a bit tentative around trying VR.
    1. Tachikoma

      Tachikoma

      Bah if they were serious about a Tachikoma phone, it should have been blue with white accents!

  10. Another appalling linesman decision in the Arg-Mex game. Sepp Blatter is an idiot.

  11. This isn't so much England rolling over, this is dropping their trousers and bending over.

  12. Hopefully Rooney will turn up today...

    1. Pedro

      Pedro

      ...and *not* stamp on any crotches.

  13. You are a good man. Thanks Ginj.

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