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Talking bollocks: Tuesday, July 17 – blather on about whatever you like

Tuesday, 17th July 2012 11:28 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Sometimes it’s nice to spew into the void with no topic attached. Please do so below.

We’ve stolen this idea from Kotaku and the Guardian, but the notion of there being anything original left on the internet is as stale as Tutankhamen’s after-life loaf, so whatever. Talk about whatever you like in the comments down there. If you use this, we’ll do it every day. If you don’t, we won’t. Feel our experimental powers.

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  1. Colin Gallacher

    So who’s looking forward to the Olympics?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I like me a bit of running. I don’t even know when it starts.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. majicship

    @1 I am. I plan to watch as much of it as possible. Until I am sick to the back teeth in fact.

    In other news, happy birthday to me. AS a gift to myself I downloaded the Napalm DLC for Toy Soldiers Cold War. What a waste of 400 MS points. I should have gone to the pub as planned. So what should I spend my £50 Amazon voucher on?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    I like watching marathon runners doing actual harm to their bodies and almost falling apart on screen.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Colin Gallacher

    @1
    July 27th I think. Also looking forward to the 100 metres, strange how one of the most anticipated events lasts under 10 seconds.

    Some of the football is being held in Glasgow and I think there’s still plenty of tickets. Cycling would be fun too.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    Can I talk about football? The SPL is screwed isn’t it? Bye bye Sky TV Contract.

    Rangers FTW

    p.s EA, please include Rangers in FIFA 13 #keepingitgamerelatedsince2003

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Colin Gallacher

    @3

    I think BBC just added something like 24 HD channels to Sky especially for the ‘Limpics’ and ESPN are providing 12 hours of 3D coverage each day, with 8 hours being live and 4 being recapped stuff.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. StolenGlory

    @1

    I would be if they included more combat/grappling sports. Bit sick of all the track and field stuff personally.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Colin Gallacher

    @6

    Joe! I already told you my thoughts on that…Rest of the World section! Plenty of room for them in there next to Panathinaikos :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. manamana

    I need to change the Solex carbs on my Lancia Fulvia. And feed the cat.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    8008

    That’s my useful contribution for the week.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @6
    As a Celtic sympathizer, I somehow like the decision. But yeah, it sucks for Scottish football. At least they try to regulate and punish club spending (you could learn from that, Spain!).

    Anyway: Did anyone watch the Breaking Bad premier on Sunday/Monday?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    Probably because I am admittedly a lazy bastard but I just couldn’t give 2 fucks about the olympics really =/

    #13 2 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    Well, last night it was about 45 degrees C where I live.

    The interior walls in my house are hot to the touch.

    The hottest I remember it was 49, I think. That was last year.

    What’s the weather like where you are?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Gheritt White

    I had a dream about the 3DS XL last night. *That’s* how much i’m looking forward to getting one.

    EDIT: OH! Lovelife update – i’m seeing a new girl. How long will it take before I fuck it up this time too? Start placing your bets…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Colin Gallacher

    @14

    I had a dream about The Simpsons Road Rage. Also YES NEW FEMALE HUMANS. Couldn’t possibly place a bet without knowing previous fuck up times.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    ^^ You’re such a player, SticKBoy!

    One after the other… Lol!

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Colin Gallacher

    @11

    Watched Breaking Bad last night. It felt like having a good friend back in my life again.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. absolutezero

    Why is’nt the guy from Breaking Bad dead yet? I thought that was the whole premise of the series no?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Fin

    @17

    I watched the first episode of the first season last night!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Sadismek

    @9 What is the fabrication year of your Lancia? Can you put a link with pictures? :D

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    @14 (Y)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ignatius_Cheese

    As much as I love Elbow, I’m already getting fed up with the BBC Olympics trailer.

    Only 6 more weeks to go!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Ignatius_Cheese

    The sun is shining here which means I’ll be nipping into town to buy my lunch and pick up a jockstrap in a local sports shop. Don’t ask…

    What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods and what do you plan to have for lunch today?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. GwynbleiddiuM

    Who cares about Olympics? I for one see nothing entertaining more than Football>Wrestling>Taekwondo and maybe some artistics/rhytmics the rest are unimportant to me. So, meh, I only care about football.

    Pat let’s have topics, like in Massively.com there’s a Daily Grind thing going on which someone introduces a daily topic and people discuss :P, this can be our weekly thing.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. G1GAHURTZ

    46 degrees, and sunny.

    Beef and mushrooms.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Colin Gallacher

    @22

    Have you heard Muse – Survival? The Official song of London 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68mw8AE9l_g

    Sounds very like Queen.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Beta

    Finally managed to zip up my overstuffed suitcase 6 days to go :)

    Age Concern volunteering and Night Shift Care work are on my list today, hour to go yet, Tea and daytime TV it is!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Telepathic.Geometry

    I had a dream last night that I was a kanji and I forgot how to write myself. My co-workers were all kanji, but I could write them because I could see them…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Ignatius_Cheese

    @26

    Not yet. I don’t mind Muse so I’ll give that a listen to later.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Yurinov

    Peter Sagan FTW!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Ignatius_Cheese

    Anyone planning on picking up Kingdom Hearts 3D on Friday? I’m tempted but waiting for the review embargo to be lifted before I make my final decision.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. matirishhh

    Has anyone seen any UFOs recently ? I don’t blame You if You haven’t, due to the fantastic weather we have.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. matirishhh

    @31 I actually cancelled mine yesterday. I had it preorder with Amazon, but after I saw a review in Nintendo Gamer and their 71% I decided to wait for a price drop…

    #34 2 years ago
  35. freedoms_stain

    Olympics – I’m pretty much viewing it as an extra tournament on the Tennis calendar. Anyone but Rafa.

    Breaking Bad, me and the gf are only a few eps into Season 2, we are very late to the party :(

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Beta

    #31 I am, I know that it got 38/40 on Famitsu.

    But I was never a fan of the DS games in comparison to Birth by Sleep though so fingers crossed.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    @26 Muse is one of my favourite bands, but that song is fucking terrrrrrible!

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Maximum Payne

    Any one watched Breaking Bad ?
    Yea bitch! Magnets!

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Patrick Garratt

    Re weather: sunny, 22 degrees.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Patrick Garratt

    And I’ve never watched Breaking Bad.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Patrick Garratt

    And I’m going to have fried beans, chard, tomatoes and chilli for lunch.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Stewn

    I still have 1 hour and 21 minuttes left at work. Yay…

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Maximum Payne

    @39 If you love to watch tv shows, hands down, one of the best ever.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Patrick Garratt

    @42 Gonna give it a shot, yeah. Too many people go on about it.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @39 Blasphemy.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. sonny

    @11, 17, 34 Watched S05E01 of Breaking Bad online last night. I’m from germany, so I couldn’t watch it live on TV :(
    I love this series and much as I want to see it end with a BANG, it still sucks that this is the last season of it…
    Bryan Cranston is such a badass, I hope we will get to see him play that kind of character in many films and series after this one ends. Maybe the villain in ‘Total Recall’ is a good start :)

    @37 MAGNETS, BITCH! :-D

    #46 2 years ago
  47. someguy2

    I’ve got Breaking Bad season 1 on DVD, never got round to watching it though, need a few TV shows to watch during summer. Is Falling Skies any good?

    Edit: The Newsroom is amazing. Sorkin is a writing God.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Is this a response to the fact that most news items only seem to get one or no comments these days ?

    I realise sites like this must be suffering from the lack of ‘real’ news caused by the lack of games due to the console cycle and the usual summer slump and no mid-range games any more due to big budget triple A games steamrollering the opposition and everyone buggering off on their phones and losing interest in consoles.

    Are figures down Pat ?

    Please don’t go under, I’ll only have twitter left :(

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Ignatius_Cheese

    @40

    Mmmm tasty sounding lunch there! I’m going to raid M&S for a decent sandwich & salad combo.

    Just clouding over here though… :/

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Patrick Garratt

    @47 Figures are up! Just thought it’d be nice for people to have a talk about whatever. I’ve seen it works really well elsewhere. Didn’t plan it at all. Just popped into my head.

    But yeah, it’s not very newsy at the moment. This year’s pretty tough in terms of actually content, to be honest. It’s the gap year. Next year will have sod all games, but at least we’ll all be talking about next gen, so there’ll be a lot of interest.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @49 Huzzah :)

    #51 2 years ago
  52. schnide

    ‘Talking bollocks’?

    Another blow for those who say the gaming community is immature, this’ll show ‘em.

    I bet the movie and music industry will be lapping up this idea any time now.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Patrick Garratt

    We’ll probably go bust next week having said that (we won’t).

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Patrick Garratt

    @51 There are any number of “serious” games sites about. Maybe they’re more suited to you.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    @45 I’m German, too. Stayed up until 5am to watch the AMC livestream :D Well, they’ve split the season into two parts, so there are new episodes coming after those 8 that are running now. You’ll just have to wait another year or so again…

    @49
    yeah, things are bit lame right now. It’ll change around Gamescom, I hope. Even if it’s just for a few weeks.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Patrick Garratt

    @54 This is always the worst bit. Once you get into September all the reviews start, and things get more active.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Erthazus

    Pat, are you going to play Borderlands 2 on the PC?

    We can do that again :D like with Diablo III.
    Shooting shit is going to be awesome.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Patrick Garratt

    Yeah, almost certainly. I think we’re all going to play it. Brenna’s keen, I think.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Maximum Payne

    @someguy2
    My friend said, its kinda similar to Walking dead in terms of plot, characters…

    #59 2 years ago
  60. sonny

    @54 yay, I’m not the only german in here :)
    yeah, but another 8 episodes is not THAT much and I’m not really a fan of splitting up seasons like they do it with The Walking Dead and some others also. Waiting another year for the season to continue always is a pain in the…

    @57 Good to see that after reporting the sh.. out of those games you guys are still keen on actually playing them :)

    #60 2 years ago
  61. absolutezero

    Im melting.

    MELTINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    #61 2 years ago
  62. manamana

    @Sadismek its a Fulvia3 and born 75. I do have pictures of it but don’t use any upload sites (flickr etc.). I wish I had Dell’orto carbs but they are just plain hard to find or way overpriced. Would love to have an 1.6 HF from 69 but my wife would kill me … like always ;-)

    update: my Fulvia, kept as original as possible …

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Sadismek

    @61 Got it! Searched for some pictures, nice car man! ;)

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Len

    I’ve still go the 1st series of Breaking Bad to watch, just never get round to watching it or anything else for that matter. Need more hours in the day.

    Speaking of which who’s bloody idea was it to come up with the 5 day working week, then 2 days off? Surely it should be 4 days on, then 3 days off – makes sense (I’d happily work an extra hour/hour and a half a day for this if needed). I’m blaming the bloody Romans.

    Of course the next qu would be which day would you take off? The Fri or the Mon? Have to be the Mon for me (imagine those drunken Sunday eve’s where your drinking to ignore the clock ticking down to Mon morning, they would be fine now) but suppose Tuesday would become the new Mon. Would still be nice though.

    One day, one day…never…

    #64 2 years ago
  65. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @61 Nice wheels

    @63 I’d rather have every Wednesday off, then you only ever have a two day working ‘week’.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Sadismek

    @61 Beautiful…

    #66 2 years ago
  67. manamana

    @64/65 Thanks guys, the rims are from Cromodora and are no replicas :-)

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Len

    @64 A nice option but not for me. I’m up for Fri – Mon benders! ;)

    #68 2 years ago