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UKFilmNerd

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A middle-aged nerd from the UK. I like films and write about them, sometimes for www.filmstories.co.ukor my ukfilmnerd.wordpress.com.

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Same as. It felt like watching a higher budget Power Rangers.

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I’m currently playing through Rage and really enjoying it.

The races are fine and not that hard to win and I haven’t touched a card game yet. I get enough money from selling all the junk I find as I play.

I’m regards to it’s sequel, I’m very methodical (blame my autism 😁) and I played the game by competing all missions and side quests in one area before starting the next.

This side effect of this was that I upgraded the character so much, when I competed the final mission, it was so easy, I didn’t realise it was the final mission and it took me by surprise!

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Back in the day, I bought the official Xbox360 steering wheel. It made me laugh because it was called wireless. It was only wireless between itself and the Xbox. It still needed a power brick to drive the motor and another wire to connect it to the pedals.

When I sold it, I almost made my money back because it was in high demand. MS had replaced it with that awful U shaped steering wheel that you held in the air like a Wii controller. It used sensors to tell when it was tilted. I never used one but the reviews weren’t favourable as I remember.

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Back in the early 90s, here in the UK, a company called Cheetah produced licensed joysticks based on Batman, Terminator, Alien³ and The Simpsons. They looked great but they were terrible to use, especially the Alien³ model which I really liked but was incredibly uncomfortable. I never bought one, just tried then on the shops, awful things.

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Then basically there’s no point in this shop existing anymore. They’re basically toy stores now.

I occasionally look in Game but can’t remember the last time I actually bought anything. It would’ve been a pre-owned title anyway.

Is Electronics Boutique still going? 😁

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I was being a bit tongue in cheek. GAME took over EB in the UK. I don’t think they’re any dedicated gaming shops anymore, just independents.

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That’s exactly what the Amstrad version was that was released in the UK. A 386 PC with a MegaDrive on an extension card.

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Another great video from Neil. I will visit the museum one day. That is a beautiful looking machine, especially the keyboard. I was very surprised to find out it was only a 286.

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I’ll never forget that moment in the game when it felt like you were bending and stretching a spring.

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Great game, although I had to be content with the Atari ST version. I also remember a special edition for an Amiga cover disc which featured the Cannon Fodder guys invading a sensible soccer pitch.

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If you goto Open Fodder, you can download an open source port of Cannon Fodder. It contains all the demo and special versions that were released. If you want to play Cannon Fodder the full game, you need to supply the PC or Amiga data files.

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An Indiana Jones game was announced and partly developed for the Xbox 360 and PS3 but it was canned. Only a Wii and PS2 version was published.

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I was thinking way too far back! 😆

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I remember my friend and I discovering Guyver in our local blockbusters. Here in the UK, it was called Mutronics.

The first film is quite silly but lots of fun. The second takes a more serious tone and I’ll always remember it has the voice of Metal Gear Solid’s Snake, David Hayter, in the lead role.

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These are just overpriced toy stores now. More toys than games. They haven’t been a real gaming store for ages, in my opinion.

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I’ve really enjoyed many of the IP based games over the years, Star Wars, Marvel, Indiana Jones and even Lego GTA. Oh sorry, Lego City: Undercover.

The one that really disappointed me was Lego: Worlds. I thought it would be fun to build with unlimited bricks virtually but it’s just not for me.

I like to have physical bricks in front of me which give me ideas as I build. Finding different bricks in the pile gives me new ideas as I build. That’s not something than happens with the game.

On the flip side, playing with the 80s Space sets was a huge nostalgia kick for me.

EA just added classics like Dungeon Keeper, SimCity 3000, and Populous on Steam (www.theverge.com)

There hasn’t been a lot of good news out of EA lately, but here’s some: the company just launched a bunch of classic games on Steam. The new (old) releases include nine games in total, spanning franchises like Dungeon Keeper, Populous, and SimCity....

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There is OpenRA. An open source engine to get those classic C&C games running on modern machines but it only supports C&C, Red Alert 1 and Dune 2000.

They are working on the next engine with Tiberian Sun currently under development.

If you’re interested in Dungeon Keeper, I highly recommend a similar project called KeeperFX. Play the game on modern systems, in higher resolutions, with game fixes as well.

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I had a few Star Wars toys but I was late to the party. I remember getting an X-Wing at Christmas but I lost the battle damage stickers the same day. I swear they got bunched up with the wrapping paper and thrown away.

The only transformer I had was a little green and yellow UFO.

Also, I remember going to a toy shop with very little money and coming away with a Paul Atreides action figure from David Lynch’s Dune. Must have been reduced, I can’t imagine they sold very well.

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I agree. There seems to be a job in the industry called “Professional Guesser”. It’s like those companies/people who say, “Barbie Vs Kong” is expected to make $76m at the box office this weekend. How can you possibly know?

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A great documentary that explains the whole era of musical television entertainment at the time and what happened behind the scenes of the show.

Once you know the details, you’ll understand why it appears so bad when seen decades later.

Highly recommended. 👍

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Maybe it’s a strong case of nostalgia but a first person Indiana Jones game doesn’t feel right. But on the flip side, if it was a true third person game, people would complain that it’s a clone of Uncharted and Tomb Raider despite Indy being the original.

I have mixed feelings which make me happy as I don’t have an Xbox. 😁

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The fact the Nazis are involved is obviously very cool considering it’s Indiana Jones but you can’t help (well me anyway) thinking that it is quite Wolfenstein-y.

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I was going to be all over this, especially as having the original PS4 disc edition gets me a cheap upgrade. But after watching the Digital Foundry video, I don’t think it’s actually worth it. Unless you really want the bonus material, get the original cheap and let it apply the PS5 patch.

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I’m very much a one game at a time man. I’ve just finished Control and I’m currently about ten hours into Immortals: Fenyx Rising. I’ve got Cyberpunk 2077 waiting in the wings, don’t know when I’ll start that.

In terms of upcoming games in 2024, I’m looking forward to MudRunner Expeditions. I enjoyed the original game and Snow runner too a degree but the jobs became tiresome. The fact the new game is all about exploring really appeals to me.

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Why’s the only game I can think of right now that chicken arcade game from Space Quest III? 😆

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I was really looking forward to Indiana Jones on my PS5 but was quite disheartened when I found out it was cancelled so the game could be an Xbox exclusive.

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What the article didn’t mention, and it says in the video, Alien: Resurrection was possibly going to be a multi cd game at one point and the dev was experimenting with the code to get that working.

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LEGO City Undercover is a fantastic game. I always described to others as Grand Theft Auto: Lego. The only problem was the long load times on the WiiU. I don’t know if it’s any better for other systems.

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I don’t understand the fascination. From what my son once told me, everyone has the same advantage, you’re just paying for looks and individuality. I see that as a waste of money. Paying out for licensed characters is just a way to keep that going.

The only part I found interesting was when it shut down for a few days to have that major upgrade. All that was left was the black hole. That was quite fun watching everyone react.

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Like shelling out for a pre order because you get an exclusive in game hat. 😁

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I recently finished Mirror’s Edge on PC. I mention that because I’ve owned the game on Xbox 360 and PS3 and strangely I found the keyboard controls on PC easier to master, hence the completed game. I think it’s such a beautiful game that was a little misunderstood upon release.

If you want the long-winded waffly answer, I wrote a review on my blog here.

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If my memory is right, after seeing how good sonic was on the megadrive,I was surprised with Jazz on my PC. It was so good and showed me that I didn’t need a console.

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I remember reading the specs and realising I would have to put a hard drive into my PS3 Super Slim to play it. This model comes with 12 GB of flash storage and GTA5 might fit if you have nothing else installed. I can’t say for sure, I never tried it.

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Those hazy days of running around in circles with auto aiming trying to kill the tiger in the snow caves. Then later when the game got it’s 3Dfx patch to run in glorious hardware mode.

I’m old. 😆

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I’m getting too old for games with multiple moves which is a shame because this looks quite good. They should remaster the first 3D Prince of Persia that I had on GameCube. Apart from some dodgy camera problems occasionally, it’s really good.

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Back in the old days of 8bit computing, I remember a few magazines used to explain their scoring system.

Most magazines reviewed a game out of ten. A score of five would be an average. The game is just ok. Not brilliant but not terrible either.

A great game would be an eight or nine. Very rarely would a game receive a ten as that indicates perfection.

In today’s world, the way people talk, it feels like a game needs at least an 8 (or 80%) or it’s not even worth touching.

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I don’t like the whole Rotten Tomatoes thing or judging a film by it’s box office numbers. If it looks interesting, watch it yourself and make up your own mind. 😊

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I’m loving this game. If you want, here’s the longer version of that answer. 😀 my wife has also become hooked and is playing it on her Switch.

Apart from the DeLorean, I wonder what else they’re could be? Biff’s 1955 car, the Toyota pickup truck, the Libyans VW camper van or maybe some locations? Looking forward to it.

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There’s nothing more annoying than an end of level/game boss that has a non skippable monologue before the final battle.

They’re blabbing away and your just mashing the buttons desperate at having another crack at trying to defeat them.

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Carrier Command was utterly brilliant. I first had this on my ZX Spectrum ( it only played on 128k models)

The graphics were clear wireframe and moved so slowly but the tactical game was awesome.

Then I later got my first 16bit computer, the Atari ST and it came with…Carrier Command.

Now the graphics were in colour and the vehicles were made of solid geometric shapes and everything moved so fluidly in comparison to the previous version.

Loved the game all over again.

I know there’s an (unofficial?) Sequel on PC but I haven’t looked into it yet.

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The mods were fantastic. One that always sticks in my mind was Quake Rally. I think you controlled a car and drove it through the standard levels or some new maps, I can’t remember, it’s been so long.

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I presume the Linux version is the same (I used the Windows version) but WiiUDownloader gives you a lovely graphical interface to download anything from the WiiU eShop servers. Even copies files straight to an SD card ready to install on your WiiU.

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This is amazing. I think I watched this live at the time. I’ll always remember the “based on famous battles” line followed by footage of soldiers fighting a giant crab!

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Recently I completed Crossing Souls. It’s a game overloaded with 80s nostalgia. The soundtrack is from two composers. The first has 80s synth tracks while the other providers John Williams / Amblin like scores as the story of a group of young friends and feels like a movie from that time.

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I’m playing through The Last of Us: Part 2 for the second time. I was inspired by watching HBO’s adaptation, so I played through part one remastered and then started on Part 2 on my PS5. It’s even better this time around as the PS5 60fps patch was released about a week after I first completed it!

Then I’ve got a stack of other large games to get through including Death Stranding and Cyberpunk 2077.

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