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by Maturin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: The F1 thread
Replies: 367
Views: 42907

Re: The F1 thread

Yep, all I can say is Hamilton has proven time and time again he is a supreme racer, at least as good as Schumacher. Like I say, beating prime Alonso in his rookie season was incredible. Hamilton also had to face tough opposition from other teams as well - 2008 was nip & tuck all the way. And he had...
by Maturin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: The F1 thread
Replies: 367
Views: 42907

Re: The F1 thread

Okay sure, it took a few seasons longer than I remembered before they dominated, but the rest of my points still stand - in all his time there he gained many victories against teammates which he didn't earn on the day, unlike Hamilton who had to earn every one (apart from the debatable Bottas swap w...
by Maturin
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: The F1 thread
Replies: 367
Views: 42907

Re: The F1 thread

Nah, Schumacher was paired up with drivers who were never allowed to beat him on the track, unlike Hamilton who lost a title (and several races) to Rosberg and only had one occasion where he was allowed to pass Bottas for a win (which I think he repaid the favour in a later race). The Ferrari was st...
by Maturin
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Celebs are still dropping off....
Replies: 412
Views: 45227

Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

I read the last 2 posts and scrolled up the page too quickly and thought you were talking about Geoffrey Palmer.

I thought 'blimey, that's a bit harsh'. :lol:
by Maturin
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: Is this the same Adam from Prey's World
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Is this the same Adam from Prey's World

I'm curious Achtung. Beyond the fact his name is Adam, was there something in particular about that video that lead you to believe he might by PW Adam?
by Maturin
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: I Just Watched (Films)
Replies: 583
Views: 67787

Re: I Just Watched (Films)

It's not a bad film by any means, but I do actually still think 2 is the weakest overall - I couldn't shake off the feeling the direction and performances were a bit sloppier all round. The ageing make-up effects didn't work particularly well either. I wouldn't say I thought the plot was confusing -...
by Maturin
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 779
Views: 89730

Re: Currently Playing

I got a relic very early on if I recall which gave me extra energy each round, plus a couple of max health increases. I haven't even got all the unlocks on the Ironclad yet. Initially I was thinking "is that it?" until I hit the brick wall with the Silent character. You have to be very, very careful...
by Maturin
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 779
Views: 89730

Re: Currently Playing

I picked up Slay the Spire on sale. I think it was Sly who recommended it once. Enjoying it! I was victorious on the 2nd attempt with Ironclad. :D ...but the Silent is taking longer, he's much more squishy. Very nice risk/reward stuff going on when planning which path to take - elite enemies give ou...
by Maturin
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Baldur's Gate 3: developed by Larian Studios
Replies: 136
Views: 9005

Re: Baldur's Gate 3: developed by Larian Studios

Yeah, I'm in the group who don't touch betas/early access, so I'll be waiting till the game's finished before buying it, however long that may be! I feel it's the sort of game where you want your first experience to be the defining one - at least that's how I look at it.
by Maturin
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: I Just Watched (Films)
Replies: 583
Views: 67787

Re: I Just Watched (Films)

I suspect it's no coincidence PJ hasn't made a feature film since filming the last Hobbit one in 2013 (not including that WW1 documentary).

You get the feeling that process destroyed him a bit.
by Maturin
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Technology & Hardware
Topic: Time for a PC Upgrade
Replies: 75
Views: 3880

Re: Time for a PC Upgrade

So I decided to buy myself a 2TB nvme gen 3 SSD. I was going to buy a gen 4 version, but I've decided to wait until prices come down, and my motherboard can accommodate two so I can just slot the new one in later. I think unless you're doing really intense video editing or giant file transfers I do...
by Maturin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077 [PC, PS4, XBone] - out September 17 2020
Replies: 211
Views: 24472

Re: Cyberpunk 2077 [PC, PS4, XBone] - out September 17 2020

Yeah, it turns out my 7 year old i5 4570 and low-ish tier RX 580 are going to run this just fine. :lol:

I guess it's heavily based on the Witcher 3 engine, plus needs to run on PS4/Xbone, so they couldn't make the graphics uber-intensive.
by Maturin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th

Yep, enjoying this. Although... I wasn't expecting it to turn into a fantasy game about halfway through - with the magic witch character who can do mind control and alter reality (or whatever it is) so that enemies can die instantly if a 'soul connected' enemy nearby gets killed. Feels like it took ...
by Maturin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: The F1 thread
Replies: 367
Views: 42907

Re: The F1 thread

Have they somehow convinced Alonso that they could be competetive with the rule changes in 2022? It can happen. Back when Hamilton joined the underperforming Mercedes team in 2012 I was one of the few voices who suggested their longterm plans could have indicated future performance, and convinced h...
by Maturin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th

I almost bought it a month or so back at the £25 mark, but I was in the middle of playing something else so decided to wait. Still a good price either way. I've only done the first tutorial mission but it looks and plays great. Some might say it's a bit of a reskin of Shadow Tactics, which it is in ...