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Talking bollocks: Wednesday, July 18 – the finally sunny edition

Wednesday, 18th July 2012 10:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Chat away about whatever you like. The sun’s come out, so we’re all jolly hockey sticks round here.

Main topics of conversation yesterday were the weather, lunch, Breaking Bad and whether or not VG247′s going bust. We’re not going bust, for the record.

Have fun.

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  1. Colin Gallacher

    Just Cause 2 is currently £3.49 in a Steam flash sale. The unofficial multiplayer mod looks bonkers fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtOwWoOiggchttp://store.steampowered.com/app/8190/

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Still haven’t played that, either. Unrelated, but I’m getting a bunch of 3DS games through at the moment. Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon Conquest, etc. And XL is *so* much better than the original.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Ignatius_Cheese

    It ain’t sunny where I am :(

    #3 2 years ago
  4. someguy2

    Bought Metro 2033 yesterday when it was on sale, I hope it’s good. Need to get round to playing it but Civ V is stopping me from playing it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    28 degrees here today! Good for the plants.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    I wonder if Nintendo will see a significant spike in sales after the 3DS XL’s release? It really does seem to have captured quite a few peoples imaginations.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    arrrrrrrrrgggghhhhhhh

    Sorry just had to get that out my system.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Colin Gallacher

    @4

    I’m about a third of way through Metro 2033, spent far too long trying to tweak my settings rather than playing it, I know Pat loves it though. I do love me some Civ V.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Froseidon

    Ain’t nothing but clouds where I am T_T S’posed to be storms but I don’t think so.

    P.S. – Steam Summer Sale, too good.

    P.P.S. – Really liking these threads. Good idea!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. someguy2

    @8 Civ V is wonderful, I wished they fixed the MP so I could play with more than two friends on it. It’s one of those games that makes hours feel like minutes.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    2033′s awesome, yeah. Definitely worth it in a sale. I only paid a few quid for it, I think. There’s loads wrong with it, but it’s very different.

    XL’s a bit of a revelation, really. I barely touched the original 3DS because the screen was so small, but it makes so much more sense like this.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. freedoms_stain

    It was sunny here yesterday, today, rain :(

    I just bought Anomaly Warzone Earth on Steam, reverse tower defence? I had to see.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Hunam

    How is the XL so much better? I just imagine it being more unwieldy really… or does it cater to us men who have giant man hands instead of delicate spindles they seem to be designed for…

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Armalyte

    Soooo….. you come here often?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Giskard

    Swedish summer involves rain and 15 degrees most of the time.

    Never was a fan of Metro 2033, even though I read the books. The lore is quite interesting though.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Colin Gallacher

    The internet speed on my phone is nearly double what I get from BT in my house. *firstworldproblems*

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    @13 I’m writing up some impressions now. The touch-screen’s still a bit pony, but it seems to be a lot more comfortable for real men. It’s only about an inch shorter than Vita.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    @14 I’m here a great deal.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Froseidon

    @12 – I just took a look at that! I think I might be buying it.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Hunam

    Though to be honest, the XL not having a second circle stick on the unit is a blocker for me. I just want to play monster hunter without the claw.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt

    Monster Hunter’ll come to Vita eventually, no doubt.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. absolutezero

    Its pissing with rain here. The Amazon delivery person left my box of books at the house across the road, got wet.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Ignatius_Cheese

    It better clear up here as I’m meant to be going out for lunch today.

    Bombay Burger at the Slug & Lettuce. Onion Bhaji and Madras Sauce on a burger. Best burger ever!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Johnny Cullen

    I got a new kickass ZoE iPhone cover. Jelly? Oh ja, you jelly.

    http://instagram.com/p/NN-f_YF2Ql/

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Hunam

    Monster Hunter needs to stop fucking around and come to PS3 proper tbh.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. someguy2

    @24 That is beautiful, I wish Kojima’s MGS cases were available to purchase.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. manamana

    @Johnny man, thats handsome. In your hands and than some. See what I did there ;-)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. G1GAHURTZ

    It’s almost always sunny here.

    45 degrees C, right now.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. KrazyKraut

    Mehh…bought Dead Rising: Chop till you drop from Jersey and the German customs authorities confiscated the game because its on List B (banned). The first time they controlled something. Fooooooook. Nevermind…next time I will order it from England.

    At least I got the first Season of Twilight Zone without problems xD

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Edo

    It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    My wife’s gone with my daughter for a picnic to the beach. I’m writing about video games.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Sadismek

    Has anybody tried Cities XL 2012 yet? I’ve been thinking about getting that. Also, GTA Collection is unbelievably cheap.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. KrazyKraut

    @Pat
    you are not the only one here, go with them, have fun sir!
    Let Brenna, Steph and the others do the work.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Patrick Garratt

    @KK I wish! Loads to do. Gamescom soon.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Ignatius_Cheese

    Curry burger was a great success. Got drizzled on on the way back to the office but used the weather as an excuse to drop into GAME and try out the 3DS XL. Very tempted to trade my current model in…

    #35 2 years ago
  36. KrazyKraut

    Btw, is it possible to make a contest after the Gamescom? Would like to win some swag and merchandise^^

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Len

    Total relief for me today, new tenants pulled out of our flat last week so was staring down the barrel of trying to find horrendous mortgage payments. Shouted at the estate agents who had more viewings and woke to an email saying we have new tenants ready to go at an even larger rent. Hurray… :)

    Also means I can now go on my trip to the W Coast to meet the missus after her work event in SF for a few days hols. :)

    Anyone else got any hols planned?

    #37 2 years ago