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Watch God of War's director discover how well critics responded

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6 days ago

Recommended - should have been an essential.... that's why he's crying.
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Upcoming PS4 exclusives God of War, Detroit and Spider-Man currently unavailable to pre-order from Amazon

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6 days ago

Got my pre-order from amazon, happy that it hasn't affected ones before they took it off.
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Rampage film review - even shallower than the arcade game

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6 days ago

I actually liked the Doom movie....

I think if you just go in expecting a bit of fun/entertainment its all good, sometimes looking for deeper meaning is not going to happen with these movies. From what I've seen of the trailers the movie looks pretty cool.
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PlayStation 5: when can Sony truly deliver a generational leap in power?

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2 weeks ago

@Fur1ousApollo I agree, thats why I think 2020 is probably the best time to release it.
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2 weeks ago

Great video.

As soon as the last console came out, Sony and MS would be thinking about the next console, so thats no surprise.

I do wonder if they'll not do a mid refresh next time, but do a two console launch, a standard and a Pro at launch. That way you can have a cheaper console that meets the £349 entry price and a more pricey £449 higher spec for those wanting it. It's obviously more complicated, but I think longer term it will allow them to go back to 5-6 year consoles without the need for mid season refresh.
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Rare outlines next few months of content updates for Sea of Thieves

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2 weeks ago

@ChromeMud And yet on meta critic SOT is currently 68. Perhaps you are enjoying it, thats great... but when the majority are saying there is a lack of content and I dont mean a small lack, its like totally undercooked, perhaps you can extract yourself from your platform of choice.

Some of us are able to do that even if we enjoy one or two platforms more than others.

Again if you are loving, thats fantastic carry on playing it, but thinking that the majority are just saying it because they are salty or because they are all Sony lovers or something... its just childish.
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2 weeks ago

@Toothball Indeed, the griefing sounds really problematic at the moment.
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2 weeks ago

@ChromeMud So did you watch that video and think

1. wow they've got lots of things coming,
2. wow sounds like they are working hard
3. It sounds like minor rewards stuff which suggests they didn't have a plan for post launch content.
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2 weeks ago

@andystu86 But only as good as a game with no content.... interesting... :D
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2 weeks ago

Dont mean to sound nasty but all sounds very wishy washy and non specific.
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God of War review: astonishing technological craft in the service of simple pleasures

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2 weeks ago

Only recommended eh... sounds like from review and what the majority of reviews are saying is a masterpiece.

Cant wait to see if this is another case of Eurogamer reviewers seemingly being off the curve again... (which considering they've not really been doing that well review wise recently it wont surprise me).

Also the new site design on mobile where you have to log in to see comments, what a load of rubbish. This design needs some improvement.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 review

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3 weeks ago

I've got a few months left on my current phone and previously I would be thinking time to get a new phone, but these days I just cant be bothered, theres generally nothing exceptional or amazing that I need it to do above and beyond, the odd google, youtube, music and GPs data thing. I think going forward its going to be harder and harder for companies to actually make a phone thats something that you actually need to upgrade from your already good phone.
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Is Star Wars Battlefront 2's big update enough to save it?

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3 weeks ago

I had this on order day 1, then saw the micro transactions and then cancelled it, the hype for me has long since gone and I'm unlikely to go back and get it. Thats what you are dealing with when there are lots of games to buy and a buying public who will speak with their wallet.

The game still sold tons but I can guess that EA thought a bigger game would mean far bigger sales than they anticipated, so yes its probably still selling well but compared to what they wanted it to be, well kinda serves them right.
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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

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1 month ago

@captain_markyboy Yeah so do I, but i guess that generally means I dont take many of their low reviews seriously, especially when you take the overall average, some of their reviews are outliers.
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1 month ago

Looking at the metacritic reviews and comments, seem if you like Farcry you'll like this. That's good enough for me.
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Ready Player One film review - garish and nostalgic, but Spielberg gets games

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1 month ago

@Quagmireuk Yeah its certainly not what I am interested in.... sites become way to busy because of it... and pretty unfocussed.

Not sure why you are getting neg's for your comment, but the internet and all that.
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1 month ago

@Oli Yeah its a fair comment, perhaps its just unfortunate timing that a couple of gaming related movies come out and they dont come out that often... Buses and all that...
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1 month ago

Is this the start of general movie reviews I wonder... as they were taken over people were suggesting EG would go that route, and perhaps Video game movies is the start of the slippery slope.

On the movie, going to take the kids to it, think they should enjoy it.
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Sea of Thieves will be down for hours tomorrow

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1 month ago

@rubberducko - Lol of course I'm not suggesting all people everywhere are off on weekends... read between the lines will you. The majority of gamers would play in the evenings or at weekends. Thats pretty obvious right?
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1 month ago

@ricpamiwor Yeah why not do it on a Thursday or Friday... makes no sense to do it when people have time off work.
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You can complete Far Cry 5 in 10 minutes

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1 month ago

Hah yeah I remember hearing about FC4, but never thought about just sitting around waiting, just felt so natural to escape. Not going to ruin the surprise in how to do it for 5, and will see if I can do that next week :)
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Eastern Bloc road trip sim Jalopy leaves Early Access next week

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1 month ago

Congrats Greg, nice to see the game doing well.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds adds Fortnite-style event mode

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1 month ago

@markytonline83 The irony is that Battle Royal is a Japanese movie where everyone goes out gets weapons and kills each other... no idea is unique these days, and its silly for them to try and claim they were first, they were not.
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Burnout tops chart for first time in 13 years

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1 month ago

Burnout is an ok game, found underground to be better, but there is a bit of rose tinted glasses, I had a feeling burnout paradise was great, but actually I only remember playing it for 4 or 5 hours on PS3.... its a pretty hollow experience these days. Perhaps its just me, and it's just not my cup of tea. (Note I did buy the PS4 version).
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Yakuza Kiwami 2 launches in August

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1 month ago

@anders190 I've got 3, 4, 5 and dead souls on PS3, but will be very happy to rebuy them on PS4.

They are strange games, but absolutely gloriously over the top while trying to stay grounded in serious storylines. It's not something a studio in the west could pull off. Zero is great, prepare for a lot of cutscenes though :D
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PS4 zombies and motorbikes game Days Gone has been pushed to 2019

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2 months ago

I think its sensible, its a big open world game, was probably looking at a late 2018 launch, why not delay for 2 or 3 months for :

1. Extra polish
2. To fill the standard Sony Jan-Mar release they normally have.
3. Not to be anywhere near the Christmas rush of games.. seriously have some companies not learned releasing anywhere near a rockstar game or at a busy xmas period is generally a fail or poorer performer.

Pretty simple really...
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PlayStation 4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human has a release date

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2 months ago

Wouldn't be a Eurogamer article about something Quantic Dream related without throwing in a dig or two.
@TheEnvyCorps You are surprised? You just wait for the review....lolz
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Injustice 2 Legendary Edition announced

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2 months ago

Obligatory WB GOTY edition. Becoming a standard for them now.
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Horizon Zero Dawn shifts a whopping 7.6m copies

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2 months ago

Great game, very well made, great characters and story, it had its problems (minor irritations) but was very solid at launch, should have been a recommended, poor EG review...
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UK electronics chain Maplin in administration, too

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2 months ago

Two problems exist for retail:

1. Business rates
2. Rent

Both as massively high, councils taking lots of money, while renters just dont care if they have people in their shops or not (because they are owned by companies that own hundreds if not thousands of properties).

Now before you say, the shops were a rip off, just consider for a minute how much money these companies have to pay before even being open and paying for other things.

Some small stores (retail not one of the two mentioned) might have a cost of 5K before even opening a month, then take into account electricity, other costs such as water, staff, National insurance, delivery costs, product purchases. Then you start to realise they have to charge premium prices. Considering people are buying from the internet because prices are too high... Have an online store, sell direct from amazon and you have very little cost to endure... you can see why its all downhill from here.

Its all no surprise, unless the government gets involved to sort out council rates and rental companies ripping people off on building rent, you'll continue to get less and less stores staying open. I say give it another 5-10 years and many of these stores will be converted to either convenience stores (yay another tesco store) or housing.
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Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP

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2 months ago

Well hope it goes well. I have to admit over the last couple of years I've been starting to get a bit bored of EG in terms of content. But even then its still been better than many other sites, so has been my go to site.

Certainly not enough reviews, copying of news from other sites, too much focus on the big games with so many articles of the same titles and some poorly written articles of late. So I hope they bring a positive change.

But as one or two others have said, when another company comes in, theres usually changes a foot one way or another.
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Can Kingdom Come Deliverance's tech deliver its ambitious vision?

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2 months ago

Its a really entertaining game, its got bugs but nothing that I havent seen in other games. Playing it on Pro and runs nice, havent really noticed any major pacing issues.

Glad the game seems to be selling well, really want it to do well for them.
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Max Payne 3 and the conflict at the heart of Rockstar's game design

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2 months ago

Max Payne 3 was great, really felt that Rockstar got what made mp1/2 and continued it well but brought it a bit more upto date.

Still hoping for that remaster that was suggested by a few rumours, would certainly play it again :D
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Activision reveals first two UK charities to receive $30,000 as part of Call of Duty Endowment

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3 months ago

@gabloammar I havent negged you, but they are not obliged to do anything. We also dont know what they do generally for charity, it might be quite a lot, we dont know, we shouldnt assume.

Any money they give to any charity is good. I am not a big fan of EA, but i am sure any charity would be very happy with $30k.
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Jelly Deals: 10% off a £40 or more spend today through Argos

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3 months ago

@Zidargh I just find it a bit of a rip off in terms of selling/buying stuff. It's more impressive i guess over the last few years that they have highstreet stores on there, but its still not for me.
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3 months ago

Shame its the ebay site, if it was their main site I would have ordered something, wouldnt touch ebay with a barge pole.
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Shadow of the Colossus PS4 review

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3 months ago

@mega-gazz Theres a big difference to playing an old game which is just backwards compatible and playing a remaster/re-imagining.

If you cant tell the difference then I cannot help you.
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Crytek's multiplayer swamp horror Hunt: Showdown starts its closed alpha this month

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3 months ago

Looks pretty good and dare i say it would have made quite a nice single player game/open world concept, graphically looks lovely... nice style. But I do wonder if the market currently can take any more mp games...
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Penis-based party game Genital Jousting leaves Early Access, gains a story mode

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3 months ago

Not my cup of tea.

I do wonder why this is considered acceptable content but a picture of a farting penis on a wall in an office is frowned upon...
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Assassin's Creed Origins patch lands tomorrow, adds new quest and map regions

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3 months ago

@DanForinton Yeah the backlog just seems to get bigger and time to play gets smaller and smaller.
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David Cage and Quantic Dream "shocked" by allegations of unhealthy studio culture

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3 months ago

Yea no you need to be a little less sensitive and try to look at this a bit more maturely buddy.
You are the one who needs to grow up chap. Just go re-read what you've written.

If you could be bothered to read I said that as journalists EG should not be making tenuous links to the story. If you think just because 83% of the staff are male that all staff are sexist, racist pigs without any evidence or knowledge of the team, then you are an idiot quite frankly.

You sound like a white American: "The last three times I got a ticket the officer was so nice, I'm sure its just a few bad officers who went and shot, strangled, beat up those Black folk."
@MuggyTee I am not an American.... but regardless not sure of your point except your casual racism, generalisation and sweeping statements. So good job.
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3 months ago

That doesn't make sense - there's a difference between modelling a character's 'bits' and having a blank skin texture that doesn't graphically display anything extreme
@Syrette You'd be surprised by what Artists want to model. Seriously thats why they are called artists. You tell them you just need a basic object, and they'll get you a model with every little detail. Thats what they do, because they dont want to do a basic job they want to do it properly... its a sense of pride but also skill. You may or may not agree (im not sure i do), but thats what they will do when doing models. Crikey if you've ever been in a studio there are props artists have showing naked people and where their muscles, bones, bodily features..

Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see why the former would be needed other than for a sex scene or something (something I have no problem being in games as long as it is done naturally a la The Witcher).
Hah come on, The witcher isnt done naturally, they have sex on a stuffed unicorn. Cant see how people can complain about a naked shower scene but say that a naked sex scene on a unicorn is ok....lol.
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3 months ago

The actress didn't consent to a body scan.
@MattEvansC3 If i was being made into a model for a game, I wouldnt consent to a full body "naked" scan either. Not sure of your point. Seems perfectly reasonable, just like an actor can refuse to do a naked scene or get a body double.

She didnt want her real body to be represented in a computer game. That doesnt mean they shouldnt model her in game. Now if she was unaware of the shower scene, I think thats perfectly reasonable that they should have got that permission.

It's not a case of being evil but this is a company that put resources into creating a detailed image of what their actress would look like naked for no reason linked to the production of the game.
Because they wanted to have a naked shower scene? If thats what they want in a game and they have a reason for it, whats the problem?

You could ask the question why do we need naked sex scenes in movies (I dont particular care for them myself)... but as DC keeps saying he's a director and you are playing a game where part of the thing is to be the character/voyeurism element to it (putting you in the characters shoes) ... then it makes sense... Now Ellen page didnt like it, no argument from me here, but has no relation to the story that is being presented at this time. People are stretching the complaints to fit other instances, the very issue is that isnt particularly journalistic imho.

As for QD refusing to go to arbitration, its amazing how defensive people become where their vision is questioned (think about people you work with, sure its happened to you). This is not unusual in any circumstances. I dont know why people single out games. Perhaps DC is one of those people who is unwilling to compromise their vision. Just like the many film directors who have fallen fowl of this over the years... its certainly not unusual. AGAIN all i am saying is that people should be reporting the facts in this (the inappropriate images and the complaints by a few people), not trying to make up their own conclusions based on their limited knowledge of the people/situations involved.
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3 months ago

If you decide to read it that way, sure. There might have been technical reasons to model her whole body though, to do animations or what-not, I don't know. And an artist might have wanted to get it right, again, I don't know.
@masteratt It's very common in making games to model a 3d Model naked. This is because if you decide to change clothing, for a particular scene etc then having modeled in undergarments can be a massive headache technically. One downside to this is that its then possible for people to hack the models. But yes technically there is a reason for it. In David Cages reason was that he wanted a naked shower scene i guess, so creating a model with undergarments wouldn't have worked out so well.

As i said previously the whole naked model thing is a bit of a misdirection to the real story imho.

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3 months ago

It is though, in the total disrespect for her boundaries and bodily autonomy, one more example establishing a pattern in the culture and behaviour of the studio.
@MrTomFTW Thats a little bit of a stretch though, we dont know what contract she signed or if they set out all of the scenes she'd be involved in, how aware she was of how they would use her head model... I dont think its cut and dry. She obviously wasnt happy about it, and they probably wanted to do the scene (it's not the first time they did a naked shower scene). But at which stage did she know, who knows, I dont think we can use that as evidence. Come on this is a gaming website which has journalists, we shouldnt be stretching for stuff.

There is certainly an element of voyeurism in DC games, that's part of the gameplay element. Some people dont mind it, some people dont like it.

In terms of the 83%, to me that has nothing to do with the farting penis. They are two separate things. 83% male means nothing. The farting penis is not acceptable business imagery regardless of any %. The two are not linked. Lets just report the facts as they are and not try to make tenuous links is what I am trying to get to the point of.
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3 months ago

@MrTomFTW Not convinced that the legal action is anything but the actress not wanting to appear naked as a 3d model in game (and I'm not surprised - she doesnt do acting with naked scenes why would she want to in a game). Dont think that hardly equates to them being evil.

The images on the other hand certainly dont show them in a good light if this is the type of thing sent around (dont you think you should put a warning on that link prior to the link....
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3 months ago

@pelican_ I dont think it would. I think there are of course a loud minority on the internet, but i dont think its as bad as the Film/TV industry which has gone to the extreme other side and any suggestion they basically remove them from work and stop working with them. The old proven innocent until guilty has well and truly gone out the window, but i dont think it'll impact the game.
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3 months ago

I’m not saying there’s nothing here, but I do tend to mistrust stories perpetuated by a small group of disgruntled employees that suddenly gets swept up by the media and paints a much worse picture than the reality. Take all of this with a grain of salt.
@IamUrple Totally agree on that. It's very easy for one or two people to use stories about their time in a company and make it sound worse than it is.

And totally agree that it's the HR department that needs to step up here if the images/drawings are real. That should be stopped as soon as it happens and usually poor management and poor HR are to blame for that.

What I dont particularly like in this article is that it mentions a % of staff as male comes across as a negative. Like oh its 83% male that means they have to be a bunch of bastards. I've worked in a number of companies where % of male is high, and none of them have been a problem... Of course there are always one or two idiots that are incapable of sensible thoughts or actions... but isn't that all companies?


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New UK studio from makers of Driveclub, MotorStorm

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3 months ago

@samharper I think when driveclub got into trouble and delayed, they made some people redundant and over time some people left. So yes the actual studio and the current staff at that time went over to codemasters, but I guess some left before/after who had worked on driveclub,.
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A voice from the past

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3 months ago

Fantastic article Ian.

I do feel disappointed in myself sometimes when I look back at all the great stuff that I would love now that I discarded and sold. Some of it I've been able to get again, but those memories as you get older are something you do tend to think about.
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