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Thanks for the support sir! I've been practicing Fireman's stage and the Wily stages all day. I just beat the latter several times in a row with 75% of my health still. Now I just need to practice the Mega Man clone fight a bunch, and that's the final piece. I think I'll manage it in the next 10-15 tries, hopefully.

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Out of interest to see what the heck it would look like? Hmm...

With confidence: Irrational maybe, or Arkane. Both studios have that knack for humour and storytelling in serious settings but with decent gameplay chops to back it up. Arkane less-so with the humour, but their world-creation is wonderful from an art and level-design perspective.

Wild card: Whichever Rockstar guys made Manhunt, or maybe Monolith. Manhunt was full of super dark humour, which could push Fallout in a weirder direction. With Monolith, my thoughts were they could tighten up the shooting to an exceptional level, and have some room to be less serious with their writing for a change.

For devious reasons, to see if it would be a trainwreck: Gearbox.

I wouldn't want a main Fallout game from any of those guys, but some great side-games would be welcomed by me. Why not.

Obsidian are the ones though, yeah. But this is more about other studios I think, like a "But what if..." fantasy fest.

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I usually just pop to Metacritic quickly and if it's a 70 score or above, my interest is peaked a little. Then I go skim-read the reviews on Polygon, Eurogamer, Giant Bomb, Gamespot, etc. Then I look for The Jimquisition's totally shocking lower-than-everyone-else's score (yawn) and scoff.

What I find every time though is that I'm right about every game I think looks good. I have never not enjoyed a game I thought looked worth playing beforehand, and they are usually received well. Nothing to brag about, I'm just saying reviews usually end up something I read in-depth after I've finished a game, to absorb the often wonderfully-worded praise for games I absolutely loved, and enjoy the different writing styles of each person for the sake of it. I know what I like better than they can, but I am a fan of of games journalism itself, and usually just ignore overly-critical cynics, instead seeking out wordsmiths with insightful, constructive feedback, regardless of the site's reputation or whatever. Despite GB's often flippant and knee-jerk opinions in podcasts and whatnot, their reviews tend to be very balanced and thoughtful compared to a lot of other people, even when they didn't like the game.

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@shagge: Wow, that thing is gorgeous. Look at that font, and those curves, and that sick semi-circular window. Urgh. Sickening.

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@paulmako: I love Show Yourself. It's very much in the vein of Leviathan, guitar tone-wise, but with the vocal polish they finally figured out on Once More 'Round the Sun. Simpler than I'm used to from them, but catchy as hell. Hopefully some tracks have that proggy goodness they've been missing for a while.

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Watched a tonne of movies on Monday night, all for the first time.

O' Brother Where Art Thou - I'm always surprised when I watch a Coen brothers film and it starts getting weird, when half their movies do that, but the super-serious intro prepared me badly for what began to unfold a minute later, as the chained-up brothers are escaping with Scooby Doo-esque hilarity through the corn fields. Every scene leaps from coincidence to coincidence, bizarre scenario to bizarre scenario, falling through a nonsense poem of exquisite detail. It's real good, but a grower. 7/10 for now. Full of life! I want the soundtrack.

Five Easy Pieces - Nicholson's most dislikable character. Not unlike his role in Cuckoo's Nest, he is a hardened, empty soul who has flashes of humanity when it matters, but is ultimately at odds with . . . well, everything. A hard watch, but it opens up when he has to go back home and try to make amends with his father. He doesn't change, ever; he's a douche who knows it, and loathes it, but never tries to change himself. Catherine, one of the women he seduces, sums the movie up perfectly: "If a person has no love for himself, no respect for himself, no love of his friends, family, work, something - how can he ask for love in return? I mean, why should he ask for it?" 8/10. The ending is perfect.

The Hunt for Red October - Great music; simple, thrilling storyline; some fantastically rousing scenes followed immediately by tense ones (the Russian crew singing loudly in the deep dark ocean); and James Earl Jones. 7/10.

The Great Escape - Just an endless supply of camaraderie, human resilience, and hope. For some reason I thought this film was all about Steve McQueen saving the day and never had an interest in it, but there is no main character at all; it's about each character equally, from one's worsening blindness, to another's claustrophobia, one's tragically sad cabin fever, and an officer's questionable loyalty to the Fuhrer. It deserves its reputation. 8/10.

Wall Street - The least polished of my movie night, but the Sheens together make for some of the most touching cinema I've seen. At one point it didn't even appear to be acting, but a father and son telling shit like it is, for real. Daryl Hannah is a total wash in my opinion, but other than that, it's full of delightful, shady business and inflated egos hamming it up in an enjoyable way. Lots of fun, and ends with some genuine morals, which surprised me. 7/10.

Next on my list: Play Misty for Me, and Saturday Night Fever.

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Deservedly? Resident Evil 6. Some games are at least okay or mostly good, like ME3, but people exaggerate their flaws. No Man's Sky is a collection of half-truths but still has a handful of good aspects. Resi 6 is flaming trash on a pile of other piles of flaming trash on a trash planet that is also flaming. Not only that, people were embarrassed on its behalf, which adds another layer of 'kill me' to that thing.

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Tekken 3 would be a sick one, also.

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That soundtrack coming out of a cabinet is bliss. There were some differences on the PS1 soundtrack though. Think the latter might have been better.

If I could invent an arcade machine of any game to own, it would be REZ. Holy shit...

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@jeevespleez: That is totally it, haha. A bunch of childhood memories were just unraveled, finally! Thank you! Ridiculous game.

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The prequels have some astoundingly questionable acting in parts (Phantom Menace less so), but Darth Maul is dope, and they tried something really interesting with Boba Fett's backstory in Episode II. Lots of things shine, albeit dimly, and so end up being disappointing more than bad. But I think we can agree disappointment is much more soul-crushing than a movie which is just bad through and through, particularly something once so beloved.

Lucas really tried to bring back older fans with Episode III I feel, with a stronger return to the dark grit of the original trilogy, but this is sadly where Hayden Christensen's acting style completely clashed with that vibe once and for all. There are a lot of apologists/genuine fans regarding his performances, and if you think that is good acting that's up to you and I'll respect that -- Hamill wasn't exactly a board-treading thespian -- but for me, it ended up feeling like a fan-film. Visually and story-wise, it's the best of the three. In terms of pure enjoyment, it's Phantom Menace for me. I don't mind it.