Random Musings Page 1705

  • wuntyate 22 Apr 2021 12:49:30 17,361 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    I canít decide if I should get this or not

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/gamesmaster-the-oral-history

    Is it FOMO or genuine desire?
    I think it looks worth a punt actually. Any time I've read stuff about them making it back in the day, it's been quite an amusing read.

    Bloody loved Gamesmaster.
  • elstoof 22 Apr 2021 12:52:25 27,795 posts
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    Still canít get my head around how that show got the green light. ďSo yeah, itís got sir Patrick Moore as a floating head reading out cheat codes and setting challenges to mediocre celebrities who donít connect to the target demographic in any way. I think itíll be huge, yahĒ *SNNOOOORRRRRRRTTTTTTGGGGHHHHHH*
  • JamboWayOh 22 Apr 2021 12:58:22 24,959 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Diamondís coke hoovering and innuendo were what it was all about.

    And seeing all those games I couldnít afford on systems I didnít own.

    Apparently some production company want to bring the brand back but its kind of redundant since Youtube and Twitch have gamers covered and Go 8 Bit showed turning it into a another typical comedy panel show doesnít work
    Fuck me, I'm sick to death of comedy panel shows.
  • JamboWayOh 22 Apr 2021 12:59:12 24,959 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Still canít get my head around how that show got the green light. ďSo yeah, itís got sir Patrick Moore as a floating head reading out cheat codes and setting challenges to mediocre celebrities who donít connect to the target demographic in any way. I think itíll be huge, yahĒ *SNNOOOORRRRRRRTTTTTTGGGGHHHHHH*
    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/apr/05/it-had-to-be-slghtly-weird-how-we-made-gamesmaster
  • robthehermit 22 Apr 2021 13:00:15 8,606 posts
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    I always think that, but then I'll be channel hopping and Cats Does Countdown or Taskmaster will come on and I'll lose half an hour or so.
  • mrpon 22 Apr 2021 14:09:45 37,316 posts
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    @simpleexplodingmaybe try https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/ and then watch your wallet melt.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 22 Apr 2021 14:23:34 19,679 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    I always think that, but then I'll be channel hopping and Cats Does Countdown or Taskmaster will come on and I'll lose half an hour or so.
    Lockdown has got me and Mrs Maybe into the Sewing Bee, Glow Up, Bake Off, Drag Race, Masterchef, loop of identikit people being good at a thing competition shows. Total hollow brain off tv.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 22 Apr 2021 14:24:05 19,679 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    @simpleexplodingmaybe try https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/ and then watch your wallet melt.
    Oh man, that Master System book has got me twitching
  • Dougs 22 Apr 2021 14:26:07 100,260 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    @simpleexplodingmaybe try https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/ and then watch your wallet melt.
    That C64 one looks amazing. Proper nostalgia trip even from the photos.
  • Rum_Monkey 22 Apr 2021 14:42:08 3,332 posts
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    Love the look of those, going to have to get a few.
  • Load_2.0 22 Apr 2021 14:57:29 33,520 posts
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    Oooooooh the NeoGeo one is sex.

    SNES, NeoGeo and C64 look great!
  • mrpon 22 Apr 2021 14:58:08 37,316 posts
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    If it helps (it doesn't) they are amazing, I've got a few. Superb service, delivery, packaging and the books are suuuuuuublime.

    Enjoy!

    (Sorry)
  • Rum_Monkey 22 Apr 2021 14:59:35 3,332 posts
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    What ones have you got?
  • LegendaryApe 22 Apr 2021 15:00:49 2,477 posts
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    Those books are amazing. There are many I want and many I know I'll give as gifts.
  • LegendaryApe 22 Apr 2021 15:00:53 2,477 posts
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  • mrpon 22 Apr 2021 15:05:43 37,316 posts
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    @Rum_Monkey Gameboy Box Art and The Games That Weren't, both hardback obv. Really nice. Got my eye on a few others as well, probably end up getting most of them!
  • Rum_Monkey 22 Apr 2021 15:06:40 3,332 posts
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    The Gameboy one is the one I was after, and the point and click.
  • gamingdave 22 Apr 2021 16:15:00 5,078 posts
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    I've got the Neo Geo one, Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games, Super Famicon: The Box Art Collection and Artcade. All of them are really well put together and lovely just to pick up and have a browse.

    Also love the books from Read Only Memory. Got the Dreamcast, MegaDrive and Britsoft books from them. I would say their production levels are a step above Bitmap Books if anything, though both have great content.
  • sport 23 Apr 2021 09:13:31 17,030 posts
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    Happy St George's Day to all you EG patriots out there.
  • askew 23 Apr 2021 10:00:48 24,005 posts
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    I prefer to celebrate Sant Jordi
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 23 Apr 2021 12:40:56 19,679 posts
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    May you all be arrested and thrown in jail

  • TechnoHippy 23 Apr 2021 12:47:25 19,210 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    @simpleexplodingmaybe try https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/ and then watch your wallet melt.
    Oooh - the illustrated War of the Worlds looks great.

    And purchased.
  • Jono62 23 Apr 2021 15:07:04 27,226 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Happy St George's Day to all you EG patriots out there.
    Sport today.
  • LegendaryApe 24 Apr 2021 14:07:00 2,477 posts
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    Just had a curry Pot Noodle.

    The original, the best. Though I wouldn't kick a Bombay Bad Boy out of bed
  • DangerousDave_87 24 Apr 2021 20:29:56 7,049 posts
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    Curry flavour, then Chicken and Mushroom. The rest are meh.
  • Dougs 25 Apr 2021 09:34:56 100,260 posts
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    I've lost my reading glasses. It's making browsing quite a challenge.
  • freddymercurystwin 25 Apr 2021 09:49:09 2,782 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    I've lost my reading glasses. It's making browsing quite a challenge.
    We have half dozen or thereabouts poundshop specials lying around for just such emergencies. :)
  • Dougs 25 Apr 2021 09:51:55 100,260 posts
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    I've not had my eyes tested for 4 years (got one booked in 2 weeks), I have no idea what my prescription is these days! Going to have to find an old pair somewhere
  • sport 25 Apr 2021 10:26:15 17,030 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    I've not had my eyes tested for 4 years (got one booked in 2 weeks), I have no idea what my prescription is these days! Going to have to find an old pair somewhere
    Can't you get a free pair with your numan subscription?
  • Dougs 25 Apr 2021 10:56:28 100,260 posts
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    Nah, but I think there's an offer with some Farah trousers that I need to look in to.
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