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  2. Banketelli

    Gang Hideout Spawn Points

    Haven't played the last few days but have had that issue on several occasions in the past. Not often giving the amount of hideouts I've done. Is it every single hideout it does it?
  3. Set it up! We have the Gfred playlist every other Friday so if you cater the event to their time zone, you wont lack participants. I really enjoy the unpredictability of the Gfreds, but Im usually at work during Potato's playlist.
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  5. Monday Nights 20:00 UTC PS4 Come and join us on Monday Nights for some fun and friendly racing on Gran Turismo Sport. We run themed nights and on going championships open for all. Livery creation for events is also encouraged so come and show your artistic flair too. We have a range of hosts from different groups and crews including Mythaga, ajh_1990, Squirrel_Army and PaulieWantsBlood who each run slightly different styled events. This week we will be racing Japanese cars and using Myth's Tyre Handicap System to level the playing field. Just post below if you are interested in getting involved! See you there View the full article
  6. Monday Nights 21:00 UTC PS4 Come and join us on Monday Nights for some fun and friendly racing on Gran Turismo Sport. We run themed nights and on going championships open for all. Livery creation for events is also encouraged so come and show your artistic flair too. We have a range of hosts from different groups and crews including Mythaga, ajh_1990, Squirrel_Army and PaulieWantsBlood who each run slightly different styled events. This week we will be racing Japanese cars and using Myth's Tyre Handicap System to level the playing field. Just post below if you are interested in getting involved! See you there View the full article
  7. djw180

    Gang Hideout Spawn Points

    Anyone else noticed a bug with these? This has been happening since yesterday for me. The red icon that marks the gang hideout on the map does not disappear (I'm sure it used to once you had actually started attacking the gang members), I never get the gang hideout cleared message and the XP for doing so, even though I'm sure all gang members have been killed (none visible on map, can't hear any shouting insults, no red areas marked on the edges of the minimap) and on one occasion the gang members were not showing at all on the minimap even when there were some left alive.
  8. PretendWereDead

    Share Your Most Recent Gaming Accomplishment

    That’s cool too! I already was a big fan of the Cannon Ball races back in GTA IV and when Broughy created his famous Gfred I joined his crew just to play a Gfred once on stream, which never happened . I created this race a few years ago for an event with PBMO and GTAF but they didn’t use it, so it’s really nice to see that Broughy picked it up and played it as an community Fred. We should do an event once with smaller Cannonball Run (Gfred) races.
  9. Lann

    Sunday Racing League - Season 1

    Most likely : Coquette Jester Classic Kurma Tropos
  10. Dodge

    What did you do today?

    Ugh. Glad it was you.
  11. JustHatched

    What did you do today?

    I helped the oldest change all the brake lines, calipers, cylinders today on his truck. He blew one line and upon inspection all needed done so we got an early start and knocked it out in a day.
  12. SINISTER120

    A Star Is Born (2018)

    Lady Gaggag, ewwwwww, no thanks.
  13. A Star Is Born (2018) Best Picture Nominee The Awesome: Getting to see the real Stefani Germanotta a.k.a. Lady Gaga out of make-up and crazy costumes and although she has abandoned the crazy shtick for a while, it was still nice to see her not wearing cardboard. The chemistry between the leads is good although I did chuckle A LOT at moments when Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) is giving singing advice to Ally (Lady GaGa) because in real life I knew it was just the opposite while they were making the film. I really believed their love, especially early on where it isn't always lovey-dovey, like real-life and kept me from saying, "Come on, big time singer gonna hook up with a nobody." ----and since he really has no friends, little family, and is barely a functioning alcoholic, their chemistry is enhanced by all that and it worked for me, for the most part. My favorite thing in the movie was Ally's journey to stardom, especially the moment when she is delivering the lines about her being rejected because of her nose, she almost had to do any acting for those scenes since I remember reading something about Lady Gaga having to choose a gimmick to get her foot in the door IRL and is why she went with the whole Monsters theme and I say it worked out really well for her, although If i was one of those fans and see her being "normal" now, I would be a bit disappointed, anyways that had nothing to do with the film so lets move on. Watching Ally being transformed into the artist she never saw herself as but at the same time fulfilling her dream justifies the contradiction of her on-stage persona. The acting by all the supporting characters is very good although I found Ally's father, Lorenzo (Andrew Dice Clay) kind of annoying when we are introduced to him but he became less annoying as the film goes on. The Good: The music was good, I didn't find the songs annoying or sappy or out of place and in fact I kind of liked how the entire movie has no score and the only time we hear music is when there is singing and I think this was brilliant because we don't hear cheesy music in the back in the love scenes or dramatic moments, we aren't told what to feel and I really appreciated that and by the way, I think not having a score helps the songs they sing really stand out and make you pay attention to the lyrics they are singing. My fear was that this was going to be a semi-musical with tons of singing but the film is actually very balanced in that sense as the music and songs have a purpose. The contrast of both singers in the movie was tremendous as we see one rising and another trying not to fall into drunken oblivion. The cast is very good and enjoyed the cameos by entertainers playing opposite roles to their real lives. For a first time director, Bradley Cooper does a decent job and will only improve. The film is beautifully shot and I think Lady GaGa was lit beautifully as she looks great in every scene, under every lighting technique used. No spontaneous choreographed cast dancing and singing making it really feel like I was watching a film about real life singing careers. The Bad: Being that this is a remake, the story is predictable so the climax won't surprise you if you are familiar with the other versions. Being told time and time again that the film was a tear-jerker and waiting for that moment to come but since i expected something sad and in my opinion, when it happens it was handled so poorly that it felt like a death in a horror story. The scene where Ally punches the cop at the cop bar was so dumb in my opinion (and it's a shame because what comes before that is her talking about being rejected by the music executives because of her nose size) after all she initiates physical contact with a guy who was not even talking to her in the first place and Jackson had already approved the photo-op. Perhaps this scene would have fit later in the film as it would have made more sense and held more impact, since by then we had a reason for Ally to need to protect a spiritually fragile Jackson; now I accept that perhaps the scene served to foreshadow what Ally would be experiencing way later for herself when she finds fame but the sequence was just awkward for me. We see that Jackson is having tinnitus issues and I kept thinking, oh this is what is going to make him play out of tune and have fans demanding money back at his concert but it actually goes nowhere and just becomes this inconsistent plot device and just becomes a red-herring instead. The last scene is basically just a current-LadyGaga performance that for me went on too long and maybe using the flashback sequences earlier would have drawn me in more and by that point i was ready for the film to be over. There is a heavy-handed foreshadowing in the opening act that had me saying, “oh come on, really??? You are hinting at certain form of demise, already??” and that’s because unless you look away at that moment you won’t be able to miss this image that was probably meant to represent alcoholism but I interpreted as something else and I was correct. I think perhaps a more subtle version of that image would have had a better subliminal impact. The Ugly: There is a scene where Bobby (Sam Elliott) accuses Jackson of "stealing his voice" and there is a moment where the audio seems to get loud just so we can hear the 'gravelly' nuance in the voices of Bobby and Jackson and it just made me laugh as to me it came across as two actors trying to out-gravel one another and I know most people will think that scene was powerful but I felt it was silly as we learn that Jackson is such a throbbing-drunk that he forgot he was told about his father's grave, you know his "drinking buddy", but nevertheless confronts his brother in that manner, I thought his brother was stealing or sabotaging him and I think using drunken-paranoia to drive a divide between brothers would have worked better than the way the scene was written. There are some serious pacing issues because once Ally's career starts you have no concept of how much time is going by, I mean she wins an award and then is on SNL and I had no clue how long had passed between those things so I found myself working hard to figure out what the story timeline had become and I thought, hey they got a puppy when they first moved in with one another, maybe if they show us the dog we will see how big he is and use that as him to measure the passing of time, but nope, when they get the puppy it is already mid-size and the dog doesn't seem to grow throughout the film. Again, why is pacing important to me? I like to follow along with subplots throughout the film and I like to think ahead about the characters so not knowing if it's weeks later or years later in the story always throws me for a loop. I saw Lady GaGa win a Grammy and she said something about the movie revealing things about mental illness but I thought alcoholism was a bigger reason for the tragedies in the film. At no time did I sit through it and said, man, this guy has a mental health issue or he is struggling with a bipolar episode. I did find myself thinking how bad Jackson's drinking and popping pills addiction was and I didn't see him as a drug addict , in fact I can only think of one scene where he is doing cocaine. Another thing that bothered me was the timing of everyone finally deciding that Jackson had hit rock-bottom, wasn't anyone watching him before him and Ally attended the Grammys? I mean, this famous singer was waking up on sidewalks because he would get so drunk the night before, forgets things he has been told about people he claims to love, and is shown drunk or drinking so much that I began to feel drunk myself anytime he came on screen. Did I Cry ? - spoiler Final Verdict ...4/5...The technical craftsmanship and inspired performances presented in Bradley Cooper's directorial debut are outstanding. Films about singing and singers aren't films I instantly gravitate towards so keeping me interested in this genre isn't easy but I had no problem staying with these characters for their entire journey and that was because the cinematography really brought life to slow romantic moments and thrills to the performance scenes then add to that some really strong committed acting and great balance between conventional film and musical. Too much singing and I would have probably played with my phone. I did not watch La La Land so I will spare you any comparisons. I think if someone were to ask me to recommend a love story about two singers or which remake of "A Star Is Born" to watch, I'm pretty sure I will say this one and that is why i'm giving it an almost must watch for the casual fan of material like this.
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  15. Dodge

    Sunday Racing League - Season 1

    Can we get a week 1 car list?
  16. That's pretty fucking cool!! My only brush with popular youtubers was when Dat Saints Fan gave me a shout out during a stream for making him laugh.
  17. Lann

    Sunday Racing League - Season 1

    Likewise, but now you might have scared off @Banketelli
  18. Fido_le_muet

    Sunday Racing League - Season 1

    I am in. Gonna be fun to race with everyone again.
  19. Lann

    Sunday Racing League - Season 1

    Sounds good. I invited all crew leaders from the past seasons of the Clash of the Crews, hope to get a good size group going.
  20. JuniorChubb

    Sunday Racing League - Season 1

    Looks like it's gonna be fun! I'll be there and will hopefully bring a few Vansters along with me.
  21. You are welcome to join! Sign up by posting in this thread, or rsvp over at xdbx, or just send me a psn message! View the full article
  22. PretendWereDead

    Share Your Most Recent Gaming Accomplishment

    I dunno if this is an accomplishment but Broughy1332 recently played a Cannon Ball race I’ve made, on stream:
  23. djw180

    gta Crew Challenge 178 - Bandito Time

    Final results. Congratulations to our winner Manny, Proto in 2nd and Lann 3rd. Thanks to everyone who took part. @Manny_AKA_Yolo 4:08.147 @Protocawl 4:09.651 @Lann 4:09.922 @djw180 4:11.390 @nkaujrog 4:12.256 @Firebear926 4:12.748 @omarcomin71 4:12.987 @Spinnaker1981 4:13.? @Con 4:19.329  and don't forget challenge 179 in RDR is under way, "I Fought the Law".
  24. Schumi6581

    What did you do today?

    Give.me.the.fooooood
  25. Lann

    Sunday Racing League - Season 1

    Participants are RSVP’s and listed names:
  26. Lann

    Sunday Racing League - Season 1

    Details: A season is 5 weeks (5 rounds). We run this on Sundays 21:00 UTC. Each round is four races. Points for place, points for fastest lap. Each round will take 60-75 minutes. Non-contact on all races. Each round every player will be given a few selected cars to pick from, all races will be with customs ON. Player use same car in all races each round. You will get the cars and the tracks 4-6 days before so you can pick a car and set it up. Out of the potential 20 races, your 15 best scores will count towards your season total score. No rule against curbboosting or restrictions on how you set up your car. Each round will have four different type of tracks. Round 2-5: The fastest racers from the previous round will be given a group of 3 slightly slower cars to pick from. The players with the least points in the previos round will be given a group of 3 slightly faster cars to pick from. The players in the middle of the last round, and any new player, will be given a group of 3 average cars to pick from. How to join? If you have a account here, just rsvp on the link below. If you do not have a account just send me a message on PSN (lann3fors). You may also sign up over at rockstarsocialclub.net
  27. Event Title: Sunday Racing League - Season 1 - - 03/03/2019 10:00 PM Details: A season is 5 weeks (5 rounds). We run this on Sundays 21:00 UTC. Each round is four races. Points for place, points for fastest lap. Each round will take 60-75 minutes. Non-contact on all races. Each round every player will be given a few selected cars to pick from, all races will be with customs ON. Player use same car in all races each round. You will get the cars and the tracks 4-6 days before so you can pick a car and set it up. Out of the potential 20 races, your 15 best scores will count towards your season total score. No rule against curbboosting or restrictions on how you set up your car. Each round will have four different type of tracks. Round 2-5: The fastest racers from the previous round will be given a group of 3 slightly slower cars to pick from. The players with the least points in the previos round will be given a group of 3 slightly faster cars to pick from. The players in the middle of the last round, and any new player, will be given a group of 3 average cars to pick from. How to join? If you have a account here, just rsvp on the link below. If you do not have a account just send me a message on PSN (lann3fors). You may also sign up over at rockstarsocialclub.net Sunday Racing League - Season 1
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