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  2. Bargains

    Satellite Reign free on Humble Bundle for the next two days. https://www.humblebundle.com/store/satellite-reign?hmb_source=humble_home&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_1_layout_index_4_layout_type_twos_tile_index_2
  3. What pisses you off?

    Being invited to an online company seminar entitled “Love my work” hahaha no.....
  4. What Do You Collect?

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  6. Questions (which-do-not-deserve-their-own-thread) Thread

    So my kids (11 and 8) have decided they want to try playing a D&D style game where you sit around a table for several hours. They have quite short attention spans so does anyone know of a really simple version they can try that has a rule book that isn't massive? I used to play a bit back in the mid 90's but I can't find any of my stuff from back then. Cheers.
  7. Popped into PC World to pick up an SSD over Easter (yes, I know, but I wanted it NOW). £20 dearer than EBuyer but I got a free Far Cry 5 download code! Downloaded it but not started it yet. BR JN
  8. What Do You Collect?

    Yup, it's a full size replica of the High Elven Warrior Sword from Lord of the Rings, specifically the bit in the prologue where the elves do the cool swishy thing. All United Cutlery replicas come with wall plaques. Most hang the swords vertically but this is one of a few that rest horizontally on a bracket. Mine are all boxed up since I'm renting and don't want to run the risk of tearing chunks out of the walls. They still need a polish every so often to prevent any tarnishing to the steel so I still get to appreciate them. Hopefully one day I'll have a sturdy wall of my own to rip apart. I know what you mean about the price hike. Weta statues used to be £150-£250 but nowadays they're £250-£450 with larger edition sizes. They've also started producing bigger statues, still in 1:6 but with mounted characters and they're pushing the £800 mark. Resale values are astronomical so it can be a great investment but getting into the hobby is insanely difficult.
  9. What Do You Collect?

    I'm assuming that's a life-size piece? No idea what it's from so give us some more details. How do you display something like that? Yeah, the statues are cool. I should probably do a final update pic of my collection. As I said in the reviews thread I've sold off most of my Hot Toys figures so I've just got one wall of Marvel and DC statues left and no more room. I'm priced out of the hobby now anyway, the statues I bought for £270-£340 are all now £500-£550. It's just too much. If anyone is interested in any that I've previously posted pics of let me know as I'm still selling off those I no longer want to keep, including the Darth Vader statue.
  10. What Do You Collect?

    New toy! The guy I bought it from had a few massive Marvel statues (Loki, Female Thor and a few others). I can see why you like them, @burp.
  11. Only really done the first couple of missions and got off the tiny island at the start, haven't been well so not had much time to put into it (plus i've been trying to get the Corsair integration working properly).
  12. Bargains

    Far Cry 4 free on Humble Bundle for the next 48 hours. https://tinyurl.com/y9b7bj6o
  13. I'm not the sort to have 7 hour gaming marathons so it'll take me ages to finish it. I like it so far, some of the missions are so long and multi-stage that it's hard to dip in for a quick game as you don't know how long you'll be in a mission. As with the other FC games, I love clearing out outposts more than anything else in the game. It may have new ways of doing things, like coming across missions/outposts etc by exploring or getting told about them by NPC's, rather than unlocking a bunch by climbing towers, but it's essentially the same game as the others. If you liked them you'll probably like this, if you didn't, nothing's going to change your mind here. I'm finding it quite hard too, even on medium, but I'm no gaming pro. It's a good level of difficulty that's not enough to get frustrating but enough to make me punch the air after completing something after a few failed attempts. How's everyone else finding it? Or how are you finding it Barry, if we're the only two have bought it!
  14. Bargains

    Spec Ops: The Line free on Humble Bundle for the next 2 days. https://www.humblebundle.com/store/spec-ops-the-line?partner=vg247
  15. I was well happy to see the pre-load as it takes me a day to download games on my shitty internet. About to dive in now...first game I've really been looking forward to for a long time.
  16. Bargains

    Just beat me to this!
  17. Yes, just preloaded it now.
  18. Bargains

    The Darkness 2 is currently free on Humble Bundle. https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-darkness-ii
  19. I meant, like, tomorrow
  20. I only recently finished 3, and have 4 on my list of shame. I'll probably wait until it's on sale for a fiver.
  21. Anyone getting Far Cry 5?
  22. Bargains

    F1 2015 Free on Humble Bundle until tomorrow: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/f1-2015?hmb_source=humble_home&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_1_layout_index_1_layout_type_twos_tile_index_1
  23. Nintendo Switch

    Nindies Showcase Spring 2018! Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NWKUHl6JLY&t=291s Mark of the Ninja Remastered (Fall 2018) Fantasy Strike (Summer 2018) Just Shapes & Beats (Summer 2018) *first release Garage (Spring 2018) *first release Pool Panic (2018) *first release, system exclusive Bomb Chicken (Summer 2018) *first release Lumines Remastered (Spring 2018) Reigns Kings and Queens (Spring 2018) Light Fall (Spring 2018) *first release West Of Loathing (Spring 2018) *system exclusive Pode (Spring 2018) The Messenger (Summer 2018) Bad North (Summer 2018) *first release Banner Saga 3 (Summer 2018) [Banner Saga 1& 2 coming soon!] There are a good few games that look really interesting here; I haven't played Mark of the Ninja, Bomb Chicken looks fun, Light Fall as well, and Pode. Maybe Bad North and I've wanted to play the Banner Saga games but not go to them on PC. Some nice independent games there, and a few exclusives.
  24. What doesn't piss you off?

    Will do. It's a new apartment in the 'regeneration' area of the city in question. i.e. down by the docks (or what used to be the docks) Watch this space ....
  25. Reviews

    The other day I decided to splash out and buy some Andrex Shea Butter toilet rolls so I thought I'd review them for you guys. Andrex have been at the top of their game for years. The secret to their success is quite simple, use a really cute puppy in advertising and packaging, normally bouncing along trailing a length of toilet paper out of its gob for added cuteness. It's a plan that was pretty much fail proof as research has shown that the only people who don't like cute puppies are serial killers and dentists. Andrex have evolved their line of toilet papers over the years to add "features" that make them more and more luxurious. These days you can find toilet paper that is quilted, scented and softened. It's pretty much the equivalent of wiping your bum with a fluffy cloud. And who doesn't want that? History lesson over, I've been using my packet of Andrex Shea Butter toilet rolls for a couple of weeks now. Shea butter is commonly used in cosmetics as a moisturiser or lotion. The toilet paper is also enriched with vitamin E, which can't be a bad thing, although I'm not aware of any particular benefits gained from applying this directly to your anus. I spoke to a respected nutritionist who confirmed that "while vitamin E should be taken in as many forms as possible, wiping your ass is not a viable alternative to eating peanuts." So how is it in use? Deliberately avoiding any messy and graphic descriptions, it does a decent job at what it's supposed to do. It's very soft yet tough and not too thick, unlike some of the quilted papers available. I'll probably go back to the standard Andrex rolls I've always used with the pictures of puppies on them. I think I've got used to them and anything else feels weird. The packaging for these Shea Butter enriched toilet rolls also contains "instructions" for people trying out toilet paper for the first time. Recently adopted feral kids who were raised by bears, for example. They recommend 3-4 sheets per wipe, I'd say 1 or 2 is adequate unless you're mopping up the remains of last night's curry. Oh and wipe from front to back they say, because wiping the used side of toilet paper towards your genitals is bad. Then wash your hands before you stick them in your mouth (or anyone else's). All good advice. In closing, they're OK. The benefits of shea butter and vitamin E in a toilet roll I'm unsure about, but they're worth a go if you fancy trying some luxury toilet paper. I imagine Supernovi will pop by soon to say that he needs to wipe his ass at least 200 times per second or it's unwipeable, so these wouldn't be any good for him. Come on people, review stuff...
  26. What doesn't piss you off?

    Rental place review please
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