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Tschumi

Member
Australians should all fucking emigrate like me, BioShock infinite costs $80 on xbox's au store, about $9.99 on PC sales, BioShock costs $50, RDR $60 it's contemptible shite... Paying that much for a 10+ year old game.. I'm so glad i moved, Australian wages are so high and so few of them spend big that businesses have to squeeze blood from stone just to turn a moderate profit...

Just one further example. I used to buy futsal shoes from the UK, and international postage was about a fucking 10th the markup Australian shops like Rebel Sport stacked on them for profit. $80 for new nikes from prodirect that were $180 in stores. Beyond that, they never stocked the best shoes because they didn't want to risk not selling all of their stock, always bargain bin shite unless you spent well over twice the retail price.

*Massive inhale*

Even xbox is cynically boosting the prices of popular games like a motherfucker, it's a real motherfucker!

Motherfuck!

--rant over--
 

nush

Gold Member
Australians should all fucking emigrate like me, BioShock infinite costs $80 on xbox's au store, about $9.99 on PC sales, BioShock costs $50, RDR $60 it's contemptible shite... Paying that much for a 10+ year old game.. I'm so glad i moved, Australian wages are so high and so few of them spend big that businesses have to squeeze blood from stone just to turn a moderate profit...

Just one further example. I used to buy futsal shoes from the UK, and international postage was about a fucking 10th the markup Australian shops like Rebel Sport stacked on them for profit. $80 for new nikes from prodirect that were $180 in stores. Beyond that, they never stocked the best shoes because they didn't want to risk not selling all of their stock, always bargain bin shite unless you spent well over twice the retail price.

*Massive inhale*

Even xbox is cynically boosting the prices of popular games like a motherfucker, it's a real motherfucker!

Motherfuck!

--rant over--

I'm sure histocrically the reason used to be that it was more expensive becuse they had to pay for extra shipping. Digital good, fuck off. That's one territory where physical needs to be killed off instead of ripping you off.
 

Soodanim

Member
The Andrews Sisters! From memory... I only played Mafia 2 for as long as it took to finish it but I was all in on that, cruising around the city listening to period music... W00t
I didn’t know Mafia did music like that, I might have to look into this old time GTA
 

Tschumi

Member
I didn’t know Mafia did music like that, I might have to look into this old time GTA
Edit: yes for the record I'm talking Mafia 2 not 1, just in case

It would be wrong to judge it as a GTA.. it's a city sim with "go here to begin the mission" missions, and pretty inert streets in between them. The streets are just well done, the first winter season was particularly nice to me..

In terms of tone i guess you'd say it is closer in pacing and encouragement to roleplay to RDR2 than GTA... Kind of reminds me of the start of "Once Upon a Time in America" at points

... Might have partly been more about one little emotional thing or another i was going through at the time, but yeah it was a particularly nice escape. The first missions when you come home from WW2 have a very homecoming'y feeling... And the Andrews Sisters are your radio wave buddies singing funny songs. I thought the gunplay was pretty legit, too. The characters were good.
 
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OmegaSupreme

advanced basic bitch
Holy shit both kids stayed down all night allowing me 9 uninterrupted hours of sleep. I feel like a new man. I don’t even know what to do with this mental clarity and lack of fatigue.

probably beat off and play Halo all day
No love for the wife/gf? Surely she could give you a hand at least
 

Peggies

Gold Member
No love for the wife/gf? Surely she could give you a hand at least
Yes, good idea!
Thaedolus Thaedolus Just ask her!
the most popular girls in school GIF by RealityTVGIFs
 

Ionian

Member
Hmmm only watched the first episode. Couldn't get over that wife of his. Terrible, nagging bitch.

Is she giving hand jobs? Is that a bad thing?

Confuse Chloe Moretz GIF


That's the scene. Brilliant show though, should watch it when you have the time. Each episode ramps up.
 

Soodanim

Member
Hmmm only watched the first episode. Couldn't get over that wife of his. Terrible, nagging bitch.

Is she giving hand jobs? Is that a bad thing?

Confuse Chloe Moretz GIF
It's a good ride, but it's really slow in places, including the start. I nearly dropped it at the end of season 2 because it was dragging, but someone convinced me to stick with it and I'm glad I did. Season 3 introduces a really good character that brings the show up again.

Never thought too much of the episodes everyone raves about at the time though, like the fly one or the finale.
 

Ionian

Member
That's depressing as fuck. I know why didn't keep watching that show.

Oh it gets worse, only she becomes the good person and him the person undeserved of a handjob.

I would recommend at least finishing the first series/season though just to see. so many twists and turns. You're into horror (it ain't gory) but the story/scenes can be with the acting. Amazing acting in it and it is chilling once it kicks off.
 
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Ionian

Member
It's a good ride, but it's really slow in places, including the start. I nearly dropped it at the end of season 2 because it was dragging, but someone convinced me to stick with it and I'm glad I did. Season 3 introduces a really good character that brings the show up again.

Never thought too much of the episodes everyone raves about at the time though, like the fly one or the finale.

Hated 'fly', just found it boring. The ending, well they had to finish it somehow but felt a bit let down as well until the final scene.
 
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