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O Neill

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  1. O Neill

    Snooker

    Another complete bell-end. There are hundreds of these types in the photography industry at the moment. They all run the same line about not being able to feed their kids because of part-timers. They never consider the fact that the industry has been in decline for over a decade, with newspapers/magazines paying pennies per photo now and not hundreds of pounds. They've all been living charmed lives where they work a handful of hours per week doing 2-3 football matches, sitting on their arses the rest of the time and expecting a full time wage. The industry has moved on massively, y
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    Grand Theft Auto

    Seems pretty much like the expected has happened here. Much like some Nintendo remasters, Rockstar have had a secondary developer working on converting the games over to the Unreal 4 engine. I suspect they were under pressure to meet a Christmas release window, leading to a rushed product, lacking in proper quality control. I have to admit that I'm instantly cautious of any sort of remaster of older 3D games. There are not many that I can think of which have upscaled to be something that I would want to play again. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is the only one that jumps to mind. I t
  3. I've not been keeping up, but I think your options for actual PS5 exclusive games that are worth playing are basically limited to the Spiderman sequel thing. I don't think many of the other exclusives have landed yet, so you would be looking at PS4 titles or third-party titles that are available on the Xbox anyway. I'm sure there's someone with more insight into what the release schedule is like that will advise you better. I'm not sure either system is off to a flying start, though, which is why I've not felt compelled to invest at this stage.
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    Tennis

    There's nothing right about the situation at all. I don't know anything about Chinese social media other than it is heavily monitored by the government. I'm not placing any blame on Peng, but I can't understand her thought process of putting that accusation of sexual assault out on a social platform while she was residing in the country. I am massively in favour of her speaking out, and I've no idea if there is more to the scenario she was in than is being said (eg family/friends in the country that the government would target), but I do wonder if there would have been a way she could have spo
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    Tennis

    The recent comments from Federer suggest to me that the time has come. He's talking about a mid 2022 comeback, however he all but said that WImbledon looks off the table at this point. It's clear he wants to end things on his own terms, which is a bit of a rarity in tennis, but I've a funny feeling that if there is anything left, it's not going to be memorable and the way he wants to go out. At this stage the best he might be able to hope for is a token appearance at Basel. If the recovery is delayed any further, then it wouldn't surprise me if a retirement statement comes out around Wimbledon
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    Wrestling

    I assumed he was legit injured given how long he was out of action with the WWE. With head injuries I guess there is always an on-going concern that the next match could be his last match. You don't want to compare to Chris Benoit, but the thought is always in the back of the mind. I would think of the recent names they've brought in, Danielson is the one that will have the shortest run. I'm not so sure they'll be doing a Danielson vs Page match soon though. I don't think that's a match that helps either guy. Page just won the belt and I'm not sure they want to be beating Danielson
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    Wrestling

    I had no issue with the card to be honest. It was a blend of wrestling and sports entertainment. It was never going to be one way or the other, but I don't really have much interest in the sports entertainment side so I was able to cut plenty of it out. CM Punk is by far the best wrestler they have on the show. He's close to 96-97 Bret Hart level in my opinion. His matches always have solid psychology and he never looks like he's cooperating with his opponent to do moves. It's all very much laid out to look like a believable physical contest. Better still, he elevates the other guy
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    Wrestling

    Looks like half a card to me. You have the title match, Punk, Danielson, maybe the MJF/Allan match and who knows if FTR can get something from their match. The rest doesn't interest me. Booking the Hogan brothers on any card is a way to get me not to buy in, unfortunately. The sooner they see them out the door, the better AEW will get.
  9. By far the best and a real surprise that Mario Kart hasn't borrowed most of the features that made it so good.
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    Tennis

    He's undoubtedly had it. His tune has changed entirely over time. He was very vocal in being against it early on, and now he 'isn't declaring his vaccine status'.
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    Tennis

    He's also broken into the top 20 and overtakes Evans as British number 1. Had he not had that early exit to Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open I think he'd have made it to the World Tour Finals and had a good shot of finishing inside the top 10.
  12. Metroid: Dread has started well. Coming from Super Metroid, it iis unsurprisingly a massive upgrade, but does that Nintendo thing of retaining all the elements of what made the previous game so successful, while still doing something a bit different. The movement and shooting mechanics all feel very responsive. I wasa bit concerned with the EMMI sections in the reveal trailer, as I thought they wouldn't fit into the feel of previous 2D Metroid games. They actually work surprisingly well in practice. The game plays at a fast pace in general, but those sections add both stealth and then sheer pa
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    Wrestling

    I suppose that kind of episode appeals more to the wrestling fan. I would imagine episodes with bigger, more well-known names in America, would draw higher numbers of viewers? Suspect the Plane Ride From Hell episode likely did well, even though there wasn't much 'new' information in the episode.
  14. This has been one of the things that has crippled the series post BF2. They saw the popularity of CoD4 and were desperate to emulate that chaotic, non-stop action element in Battlefield. It's what made CoD4 popular at the time, so Battlefield simply had to have it. The sad fact is, that Battlefield's strengths were that the combat was slower and more tactical. It wasn't about who could aim the quickest, it was about attacking the right points on the map. It's been a decade now since Battlefield 3 came out, and this just looks like the same game with another coat of paint on it to m
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    Wrestling

    One of the most enjoyable this season for me. Maybe because it's an area I didn't know a great deal about other than having seen a few clips of matches. I was surprised to see Terry Funk talking. I guess those interviews were done a while back though.
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