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Old 12-12-2011, 00:25   #81
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That sounds amazing!

There's even an app:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cow-c...415187489?mt=8

God Good!

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Old 12-12-2011, 00:44   #82
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That sounds amazing!
I can't find the story on it I read, thought it was on Kotaku but no luck digging it out, but I did find this, which although shorter, does get the important details across (and makes you realise what a vicious satire Cow Clicker actually was): http://www.npr.org/2011/11/18/142518...-it-destroy-it
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:39   #83
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This would be the same Charlie Brooker who gave Call of Duty: MW2 a maximum review in the Guardian and then upon completing it several weeks later said it was all a bit 'meh' on his Facebook page? Seems strange that this would be the guy lecturing on backhand media deals and the manipulation of a British public via irrelevant dumbed down sub-cultures.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:56   #84
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This would be the same Charlie Brooker who gave Call of Duty: MW2 a maximum review in the Guardian and then upon completing it several weeks later said it was all a bit 'meh' on his Facebook page?
Is that the review I just read where he praises MW2's technical ability, stating "Modern Warfare 2 made me feel nothing but surges of adrenaline", while criticising its "delusions of significance beyond its popcorn origins" and its "strange and misjudged lapse into tastelessness"? He makes no bones about it being like a Hollywood movie and holding zero emotional connection for him.

Doesn't seem that contradictory to me.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:33   #85
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His wife didn't take the x-factor P45 too well.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:00   #86
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That episode summed up life for most people in the UK at the minute.

Emotional disconnection with other people. Working your life away to pay for **** that means nothing and you don't really need.

At the minute, we do have physical stuff and virtual stuff that people pay for, and it's not unrealistic that when computers are ingrained in every part of our lives, that the virtual stuff will become a hot commodity in the same way mobiles / consoles / TV's etc... are.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:31   #87
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Missed the first 20-30 mins of this but quite enjoyed it in the end. Agree with the above comments.

Did think he was going to go further than he did with regards to the judges.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:36   #88
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Did think he was going to go further than he did with regards to the judges.
Think it was a little dig at himself at the end. He goes off on this big rant (like charlie brooker usually does in the likes of screenwipe) but in the end, there is a "if you can't beat them, join them" attitude .
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:44   #89
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What was the song the female character sung? It was absolutely beautiful.
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Old 12-12-2011, 14:04   #90
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Old 13-12-2011, 00:04   #91
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Just like the first episode, I thought the second was great.

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I thought all episodes were Brooker's, but next week's is written by Jesse Armstrong.
This episode was co-written with Konnie Huq. So you could say he's only written half of 'Black Mirror'.
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Old 13-12-2011, 20:17   #92
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Yes it was slow and a bit dull for the first 20 mins, and the societty wasn't exactly believable, but then it got incredibly uncomfortable when they required to see her titties, and although I didn't find it funny this week it turned into a superb satire, where ultimately everything becomes product and you're just stuck in the system. Did wonder where Brooker would take it knowing Brooker when it was turning into a gentle romance, and although this sort of tale has been told before, was well written like the previous one and great telly.
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Both episodes have been enjoyable and a good parody on how society has become/is becoming. Why all the Downton Abbey actors?
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Episode 2 was very good. I always thought the lead in this wasn't a great actor and had lucked his way into Psychoville as Tea Leaf, but his acting was really terrific in this.
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Old 14-12-2011, 07:54   #95
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You mean Bing? Yes he was a bit wooden at first but the scene at Hot Shot where he had his rant was as good as it gets.
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Old 14-12-2011, 10:13   #96
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He was decent in The Fades as well.
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He was good as Parking Pataweyo too

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Wasn't too keen on the entire history of you. The tech idea was interesting, but Armstrong didn't actually do anything interesting with it. Instead we got a pretty generic cheating drama with a liberal layer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and a dash of Bob Shaw's Light of Other Days. It didn't help much that all the characters were uninteresting dicks, and the main character seemed to be playing his role as if he was in a comedy, which didn't work for me, not when everyone else was acting straight.

Had a look at some of the reactions on Twitter, and was genuinely shocked to see more than one person saying something like "I don't get it, what happened to his wife at the end?"
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Old 19-12-2011, 18:44   #99
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Potential employers and airport security having the right to 'vet' your recent memories was an interesting idea.. think they could have explored that further. In the meantime, I wonder whether employers will start to demand the right to be given full access to your Facebook page?

The cheating partner storyline was a bit of a cliche, but showed the big problem with any total recall system: you'd constantly torture yourself with clips of the bad stuff in your life

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Old 19-12-2011, 20:00   #100
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I enjoyed it, mainly the way he broke down her lies and exposed her. The Airport customs/passport control would work really well to show who you've been with the last few weeks etc..

The lead was the retarded lad (Anthony) from Dead Man's Shoes wasn't he?
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