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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:55 
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Shenmue 3 day

https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/shenmue-3 ... -progress/

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From a reviewer’s point of view, starting a massive game like Shenmue 3 just seven hours before the review embargo, and some eight hours after thousands of people started playing it via their Kickstarter backer status is far from ideal. Maybe it’s just a nice way to reward those who supported the game, because they really are playing it first. Or could the critical delay be because Shenmue 3 just isn’t any good? Well, after six straight hours’ play of the finished game on a retail PS4, I’m 90% convinced it actually is good. But if ever a game was the digital equivalent of ‘an acquired taste’ then it’s Shenmue. And boy, is this ever a Shenmue game.


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Still, despite these annoyances, despite the fact that it’s a game designed with decades-old sensibilities, I can’t wait to play more. From where it’s gone so far, though, I’m worried it won’t be the satisfying conclusion we’ve been waiting two decades for. Part of the mythos of Shenmue is that we only needed one more game to see Ryo’s revenge story pay off. People funded this game because they were looking for closure, and I’m concerned that there won’t be any. Ryo, as always, is just too busy dicking about.


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I like the 2019 John Lewis. No schmaltz, good tune, solid plot, festive without being all tinsel and fairy lights. Yeah. Not bad


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Guardian:Oxfordshire parents win right to prayer-free school assembly.

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... their children were being made to pray and watch re-enactments of Bible scenes, including the crucifixion, during assemblies ...


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I have nothing to say about the whole Prince Andrew thing other than that I came up with the headline "Andrew duks off" on my commute and am very pleased with this.


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How good a word does "Orrery" first seem like when playing hangman, and then how rubbish would it actually be?

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Does it make you feel ornery?

Regarding our celestial friends, the most interesting science news story this year has been the various discussions about which planet is closest to the Earth. One of those simple questions that becomes more complicated the more you dissect it.


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Do they define “planet” in this context? Surely it’s the moon, unless there are smaller bodies out there that are closer but not well known.

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Just the traditional ["eight" - millennial Ed.].


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"when" is surely the defining criteria.

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Do they define “planet” in this context? Surely it’s the moon, unless there are smaller bodies out there that are closer but not well known.

The moon is a satellite, not a planet.

And yeah, when is the important question. The answer:
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If you take an average throughout all the orbits the answer is that Mercury is the closest planet to every other planet.

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Giphy "spoiler":
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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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Despite having a further year's experience under my belt, the Cheshire Christmas Play (produced, "written" and directed by BigOne, ably assisted by BackUpKidney) has seen me demoted me from "Mary's Wife" to "Incidental Donkey". More lines, though .

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Despite having a further year's experience under my belt, the Cheshire Christmas Play (produced, "written" and directed by BigOne, ably assisted by BackUpKidney) has seen me demoted me from "Mary's Wife" to "Incidental Donkey". More lines, though .

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We got a text from the nursery this week to say the nursery is doing it’s first ever Nativity and that Darwin is Joseph. I don’t think I’ve actually ever seen or been in a nativity, so I’m looking forwards to it.

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I mean, I fully expect it to go wrong, but that’s the point, right? 38 nursery aged kids doing a play. Should be fine.

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We're doing some "Host Family" thing for international students for the local fancy-pants boarding school, and we have our first assignment this weekend. Two 16 year old girls from China. I'm cacking myself! What do young people like? Will they just sit in their rooms playing Minecraft or will I have to speak to them? What if they ask me to help with their homework or to give them advice on boys!? ARRRRHHSGDGHASDcv [email protected]!!


Well, after this we've had one of the students back about 8 times, and they've just given us a Christmas pressie, which is basically a set of "World's Best Mum & Dad" mugs to say thank you for hosting them which was very sweet and we all felt a bit emotional and did it suddenly get very dusty in here?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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We're doing some "Host Family" thing for international students for the local fancy-pants boarding school, and we have our first assignment this weekend. Two 16 year old girls from China. I'm cacking myself! What do young people like? Will they just sit in their rooms playing Minecraft or will I have to speak to them? What if they ask me to help with their homework or to give them advice on boys!? ARRRRHHSGDGHASDcv [email protected]!!


Well, after this we've had one of the students back about 8 times, and they've just given us a Christmas pressie, which is basically a set of "World's Best Mum & Dad" mugs to say thank you for hosting them which was very sweet and we all felt a bit emotional and did it suddenly get very dusty in here?


Awwwww, that’s so cute!

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We're doing some "Host Family" thing for international students for the local fancy-pants boarding school, and we have our first assignment this weekend. Two 16 year old girls from China. I'm cacking myself! What do young people like? Will they just sit in their rooms playing Minecraft or will I have to speak to them? What if they ask me to help with their homework or to give them advice on boys!? ARRRRHHSGDGHASDcv [email protected]!!


Well, after this we've had one of the students back about 8 times, and they've just given us a Christmas pressie, which is basically a set of "World's Best Mum & Dad" mugs to say thank you for hosting them which was very sweet and we all felt a bit emotional and did it suddenly get very dusty in here?


Awwwww, that’s so cute!


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One of my favourite websites for present-shopping is Parliament's. Who could resist a speaker bear or a wooden toy Chamber?


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I'm now singing "Speaker Bear" to the tune of "Sk8r boi".


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As I've got a bit of time on my hands before the end of my working day I found a link to Fesshole on Twitter, a place where people anonymously confess to stuff they've done. Some are funny, some are tragic, but this was the first one I came to that really made me giggle.

"I don't like my neighbour for reasons I won't go into here, so I have set up an old router in my attic which does nothing except broadcast the network name 'Steve-at-no-6-is-a-cunt' to the whole world"

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 50
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The bloke who came to do the annual gas safety check yesterday was certainly a chatty fella. Once he walked past the various piles of consoles and bits, he was telling me all about the Nintendo Dreamcast he's got in the loft and 'what's that game where you move the joystick really quickly left and right to make the man run faster?' and later followed up with 'I never really got into games'... just in case I couldn't tell.

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Gunfire on London Bridge? Stay safe London types!


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There’s something going down at London Bridge, so avoid that area for a bit.

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Sounds like a couple of deaths now, sadly, but some very brave people who stopped it being a lot worse.
Hope nobody here has been affected.


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He brought a knife to a gunfight.


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As it now transpires, a knife to a narwhal horn and fire extinguisher fight.


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As it seems the attacker was originally from Stoke-on-Trent, the local paper's facebook feed has unsurprisingly lit up with comments

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- Condolences to the affected = 7 likes
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As it now transpires, a knife to a narwhal horn and fire extinguisher fight.

The glimmer of this brilliance shines brightly in an otherwise very dark chain of events. A narwhal horn and a fire extinguisher. They should be on some kind of medal of honour or coat of arms. Someone said the men should be knighted. TBH I think the whole New Years honours stuff is nonsense, but if they are going to do it then that’s the kind of act I’d like to see rewarded rather than services to horse racing, or an endless parade of blinking lollipop ladies.


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As it now transpires, a knife to a narwhal horn and fire extinguisher fight.
They should be on some kind of medal of honour or coat of arms. Someone said the men should be knighted..

Maybe not so much.

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Hahaha fucking hell

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It does make for a nice rejoinder to the "but the killer was out of prison! Known to the police!" idea that they should either never be let out, or encased in surveillance at all times.


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It looks like gameplay from Saints Row.

https://www.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/e3tvoq/top_lads_taking_down_a_terrorist_after_he_killed/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


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Anyone else hear the loud bang in London, about 4:20am?

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The router is at one end of the house, and net connection is patchy at the other end. I bought a WiFi extender,do I need to log in all devices in to that at the non router end?

Does mesh mean all extenders are basically the same thing from the point of view of my phone?

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As long as the SSID (network name) and password are the same, your phone won't even care if they're on separate internet connections.


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As long as the SSID (network name) and password are the same, your phone won't even care if they're on separate internet connections.

The only downside is that you might find your devices aren't very good at switching between them.

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We all know Kov is a numpty, but he forgot to take all his leave.. so I have 11 days to book by 31st Dec.

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well I believe miki is a bigger numpty
as I finished the sentence "oh katie look this bit of pavement is icy, walk carefully" I smacked into the pavement in full view of loads of other parents and now my leg hurts muchly


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I did a foot slide, land right on arse last week too :)

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I had the music on while I was walking home today, started walking in time with the beat, then when the song stopped I'd forgotten how fast I normaly walk, and had to stop and start again to reset.


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Sorry, I meant a music.

In other news, my toilet paper is faulty.


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Will admit, after twenty minutes discussing with BigOne how to remove the splinter in her finger, and her screaming and crying; I did smirk when OtherOne appeared, at her most helpful, brandishing the bright red two footlong hatchet. "We all feel like that, sweetie."

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