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  1. You're wondering if they're going to give this guy a review unit? Chesnais would need to have balls of steel instead of the pair of fluffy dice he appears to have dangling between his legs considering how snowflakey they've been towards YouTubers like this.
  2. Congratulations. You have just won a taco. There are other issues (like the board's mysteriously stuck to the table with nothing stopping it from moving), but yeah. That's the main one.
  3. I'm a bad person. On one of the retro Atari-related FB pages the other day I had to burst someone's bubble over the VCS and what it will be capable of. He was a backer and it gave me some insight into the people who bought into it. He was absolutely delusional over its capabilities. He had the notion that it would be future-proof and capable of playing all the latest and future AAA titles. In fact, I went through some of the minimum specs of some titles off the top of my head and a couple won't even run on it AT ALL. Obviously, many who backed it don't actually have any insight into the PC market or PC hardware. The CPU itself isn't a problem. The problem is the VEGA 3. It should have no problem running Indie titles but that's pretty much it - oh, and Fortnite. I haven't followed this thread for a little while so I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but an Atari press release stated that they'd been working on Unity compatibility. This was something this guy was excited about. The press release didn't say what Atari meant by that. I found it an odd statement to make because Unity already supports Linux deployment. I haven't heard anything from Unity saying that there will be direct deployment to the VCS in a future version of the engine. And I've just read the VCS Wikipedia page. NOW it makes sense, but this guy still thinks it's an all-singing, all-dancing system. Apparently it came from an idea by Atari's general manager to allow people to play Indie games because he was surprised how many people hook up their laptops to TVs to play certain types of game not usually played on console. That leads to another problem and possibly a future class action lawsuit. It seems that Atari may have oversold its capabilities. They already had a vision of what it was intended for but did not adequately communicate this to backers. They knew it wasn't going to be a machine built with AAA titles in mind from the outset. Because of the way they sold it to backers, many seem to have thought it was Atari's attempt at an Xbox killer. Damn! I'm not the only bad person.
  4. Royal Mail have issued Star Wars stamps. It includes a couple of characters that I don't recognise. But no Jar-Jar. Without Jar-Jar, no stamp collection is complete.

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    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I actually have no idea. Why don't you buy a pack and give us a review on YouTube?😉

    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      Royal Mail is not operative over here, and I'm not enough of a stamp collector to buy foreign stamps just for the sake of it.

    4. thanatos

      thanatos

      There were ones from USPS probably 10 years ago.  I used them to mail stuff. 

       

      Just checked ebay, it was 2007.  Glad I used them, since they're not worth much more than the face value.

  5. This morning, went to Tesco and saw that the Xbox One S digital was £109. If I had the money, I might have taken the plunge. This afternoon, however, was spent meeting up with friend's daughters at the chapel of rest to say goodbye. Difficult, but glad we went.

  6. Corridor Digital just made Star Wars R-Rated. OMFG!! 😂😂 

     

  7. A friend passed away today. Lung cancer. Just 42. Heavy smoker and weed taker. She leaves behind 5 kids, youngest being 14, and a 2 year old granddaughter. Medical negligence played a part.

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    2. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Only found out about 3-4 months ago. She'd been in pain for some time but people, including the doctors and her family, called her a hypochondriac because she had mental health issues. It was the wife who urged her to keep pushing the doctors to take her seriously and eventually one of them arranged for her to have a scan. She had developed stage 4 by the time they found it. We urged her to begin legal action against the doctor but she wasn't in the mood. Looks like her kids are going to.

    3. save2600

      save2600

      Uggh, that sucks. Sorry to hear and my condolences.

    4. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      Sorry.  That IS way too young.

  8. Hmmm ... £50 for the new Star Wars game or £15 for a month's Origin Premium account, including the new Star Wars game?

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    2. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      I don't play many modern games, so it is graphically impressive to me. Also nice to have a single-player Star Wars adventure to play. I've only played a little ... enough to still be within the refund period. I hear it gets samey as you progress. 

    3. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      Subs like EA Access & Game Pass are good for trying out the latest games w/o wasting your hard earn money on buggy preorders.  And if you do happen to like the game, you can 'own' it for a discounted price...

    4. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      I've just played an hour of it and, yeah. It seems very similar to the Force Unleashed games. Pretty much what I expected.

  9. Wales just qualified for Euro 2020. Funny how things work out. England and Wales both voted leave. Scotland voted remain. Now England and Wales are happy to be in Europe. Scotland are out of Europe. I just find that slightly ironic.

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    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      World champions France are in pot 2, and European champions Portugal are in pot 3. In particular I don't know what Ukraine did to get into pot 1, as in principle even Switzerland should be ahead of them.

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      Just found out how it's calculated. It's based on performance in qualifying. UEFA ranking is the last thing to be added to the calculation.

       

      Ranking for the draw goes like this:

      1. Final positions in groups

      2. Points

      3. Goal difference

      4. Goals scored

      5. Away goals scored

      6. Number of wins

      7. Number of away wins.

      8. Disciplinary points

      9. UEFA rankings.

       

      Given all that, Wales are lucky to have made it to Pot 4.😂

       

    4. carlsson

      carlsson

      Yes, it also explains why the Nations League playoff winners will end up in the last seed pot because they have the worst positions (#3 or below) in the Euro qualifications.

  10. UEFA have really f***ing confused me with these qualifiers. ☠️

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      Qualifiers is one thing, the fact that the draw scheduled on November 30 may have to be redone in April after the last round of qualifiers is even worse. Why not wait until April for a draw alltogether, or send all of Scotland, Ireland, Romania, Hungary or whoever else ends up in the last part of the qualifiers to a warm place and have them finish it off at least before Christmas?

    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      Aha, there is a whole legion of teams playing in the Nations League playoffs. Now I see what you mean.

       

      Path A: Iceland, Bulgaria/Israel/Romania*, Wales/Slovakia/Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland**
      Path B: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wales/Slovakia/Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland**
      Path C: Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Bulgaria/Israel/Romania*
      Path D: Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus

    3. Tickled_Pink

      Tickled_Pink

      The Nations League really screwed with my understanding of how the play offs worked. Heck, until this week I didn't even realise there were playoffs. But Wales needed to beat Hungary whatever happened, because Slovakia weren't likely to drop points against Azerbaijan, were they?

      Anyway, this is all academic now.

      Wales 2 Hungary 0 

      FUCK YEAH!!!

  11. It depends entirely upon your definition of funny. "Funny haha" or "funny peculiar." The latter is usually the biggest source of frustration. I haven't tinkered with 2600 coding for years but had a "funny peculiar" bug in Unity a couple of days ago that cost me 2 days work to pin it down. Still not sure what exactly the issue was but was fixed by creating a new C# class file and just copying the code from the class that was causing problems. Some kind of corruption issue, I guess.
  12. I don't own a C64 but just taken a look at the video on YouTube and I like very much. [
  13. Holy crap. Even those two little samples gives some idea of what this chip could do compared with the other sound chips on the market at the time. Such a shame we never got to see them in the ST. Would have been far better than the crappy Yamaha that got thrown in.
  14. Probably didn't even know the name of the damned thing. How can you search for someone else's images to rip off if you don't know what to search for?
  15. "We're disappointed that there are people charged with homicide who are no longer in our jail," - Disappointed? What are you? Their dad? 😂

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