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by Sterlk
October 28, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 11909

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

So, US election next week. Who wants to make predictions?

I'm backing the polls. Even though that didn't go so well last time, the lead this time is much more substantial.
by Sterlk
October 16, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 824
Views: 22781

Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

Wonder if that first 20mins would have been different if these guys that have been in a bubble for the past six months would have been allowed to spend the night in that damn state... Anyway, an overachievement of a year, considering. Outside backs need some fixing, I know he's only young, but no te...
by Sterlk
October 14, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

The switch lite is $300, I believe.

As I understand it, if you just want to use it as a handheld only the lite is fine, but if you want to hook it up to a TV you've got to get the $450 version.
by Sterlk
October 12, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

Crickets on the eve of next gen. Am I the only one here getting one of the new consoles on November 10/12 ? :shock: Im debating it. I feel I might be done with upgrading my console, and feel like I might call it with the PS4, but I'm still not quite sure yet If you're not already onboard, the choic...
by Sterlk
October 12, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

Crickets on the eve of next gen.

Am I the only one here getting one of the new consoles on November 10/12 ? :shock:
by Sterlk
October 9, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day
Replies: 673
Views: 17714

Re: 2020 Finals Week 2 V Roosters: Game Day

Woooo! I thought that was the game we were going to get bundled out in, but we're still here!

Wouldn't it be something if we went all the way despite the horrific injury toll. It's now a distinct possibility in my mind, but some pretty tough games ahead. GF, lets go!
by Sterlk
September 28, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 7914

Re: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021

I wanted a 2022 milk jersey. Unfortunate, but otherwise good news.

We'll see who gets announced for 2022, and then I'll decide if I can tolerate Huawei on the back of a 2021 jersey.
by Sterlk
September 28, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 221
Views: 15616

Re: 2020 Finals Week 1 V Sharks: Teams and Previews

What's the deal with the supposed "discount" pricing? Cat 1 $55, Cat 2 $40.

Didn't look too discounted to me when I got a bunch at 10am.
by Sterlk
September 27, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

Destiny 2 with all its expansions recently came out on Xbox Game Pass. Haven't touched it since the base game came out, it's changed a lot, and I forgot how fluid the gameplay is. Bungie makes a good shooter. Running through everything I missed, which will keep me busy for a good few weeks until nex...
by Sterlk
September 24, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

Anybody manage to get a day 1 console, for either system?

My trade-in plans went up in smoke when EB's website crapped itself so hard that it made the mainstream media. Got one through Microsoft directly, but no trade there.
by Sterlk
September 22, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/21/ ... ox-family/

:shock:

People may want to read this before deciding which console to buy. This is perhaps the biggest acquisition in the history of modern gaming.
by Sterlk
September 18, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

The writing has been on the wall for EB for quite some time. A prolonged and inevitable demise. They've been trying hard to diversify for a while, it's why there's a bunch of clothing in store these days, and why Zing exists. I don't have too much sympathy for them, they're a horrible company. Whole...
by Sterlk
September 17, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders announce Canberra Milk as new major sponsor for 2021
Replies: 156
Views: 7914

Re: Canberra Milk ups the talk with Canberra Raiders ahead of NRL finals

Hoping for a 2yr deal or longer; Canberra Milk jersey without Huawei on the back!
by Sterlk
September 17, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

All the cards are now on the table. I bought my last Xbox directly from Microsoft, though EB Games has a mighty-fine trade in deal to get an Xbox Series X. No real reason to hang on to my current One X since the new Xbox is 100% backwards compatible with the current generation. It'll be the first ti...
by Sterlk
September 14, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 191
Views: 12765

Re: 2020 Rd 19 V Warriors: Teams and Previews

Who is managing to get undercover seats in the grandstand, and how on Earth are you doing it?

I've been reasonably quick to click my options, but I always seem to miss out by a bay or two.
by Sterlk
September 10, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'
Replies: 1307
Views: 164555

Re: Curtis Scott police assault charges dropped after court rules arrest 'unlawful'

Geez. I think I piled on the hate-train earlier in the year, what a shocking display from the police. Just goes to show the value of body-cams. Without them, he probably wouldn't have had a hope against those charges - it'd have been a case of his word against the police, and one guess as to how tha...
by Sterlk
September 9, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: A new Canberra Stadium?
Replies: 469
Views: 48795

Re: A new Canberra Stadium?

I believe I may have posted something similar previously, however - behold! https://snipboard.io/8grnD0.jpg Build the southernmost lane out into the park, redirect what was the northern lane onto the former southern lane. Hey presto, an extra 40-50m! If you at any point run out of space and want to ...
by Sterlk
September 3, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The Politics Thread 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 11909

Re: The Politics Thread 2020

People can rail against Super all they like, but the pure and simple fact of the matter is that if we didn't have it, millions upon millions of Australians would have no or paltry retirement funds. In 2019, approximately 13.4 million Australians didn't have enough savings to support themselves throu...
by Sterlk
September 1, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Huawei ends major sponsorship agreement
Replies: 115
Views: 11613

Re: Huawei ends major sponsorship agreement

Yep, it will. By the sounds of things, gotta wait until year after next before they're fully gone.
by Sterlk
September 1, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Huawei ends major sponsorship agreement
Replies: 115
Views: 11613

Re: Huawei ends major sponsorship agreement

2022 Raiders jersey with Canberra Milk on the front and no Huawei in sight? I'd buy that.
by Sterlk
August 31, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Huawei ends major sponsorship agreement
Replies: 115
Views: 11613

Re: Huawei ends major sponsorship agreement

There's still plenty of businesses doing a roaring trade at the moment, we'll find somebody. JB Hi-Fi continues its juggernaut retail presence, Coles and Woolworths aren't going anywhere, then you've got behemoths like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Then there's utility providers like Acte...
by Sterlk
August 31, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Huawei ends major sponsorship agreement
Replies: 115
Views: 11613

Re: Huawei ends major sponsorship agreement

I know they've been good for the club, but I don't like Huawei. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, that said I thought they'd stick it out until the end of 2021. They'll be on the back of the jersey next year, so I'll have to wait until at least 2022 to get a 'clean' jersey. I'll ...
by Sterlk
August 13, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: In memorium - 30 year anniversary key chain
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: In Memorium - 30 Year Anniversary Keychain. 2011 - Present

The show must go on.

Has anybody ever seen one of these, and if so does it look good in person?

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by Sterlk
August 13, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: In memorium - 30 year anniversary key chain
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

In memorium - 30 year anniversary key chain

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The top snapped off. 'tis a sad day.

This keychain had class, the few that have come in our members packs since then look like cheap junk. I recognise the irony in saying that since this one just broke, but it least it looked the part...
by Sterlk
August 10, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 14 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 224
Views: 48319

Re: 2020 Rd 14 V Broncos: Teams and Previews

Geez those tickets go fast. Initially had a few in bay 22, right at the edge of the grandstand, thought they were a bit poor for grandstand tickets... so tried again and best available was in the bowl.

I wonder if there's any left, already.
by Sterlk
August 10, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 14 V Broncos: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 224
Views: 48319

Re: 2020 Rd 14 V Broncos: Teams and Previews

Looking to get tickets, for the first time since the resumption. Does anybody know how much they cost? I remember talk of $15 tickets quite some time ago for an earlier game, but Ticketek says $30-$40. The Raiders email does say it's heavily discounted for members, so I'm thinking the seats might ge...
by Sterlk
July 30, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1371
Views: 96933

Re: Coronavirus

That reference works better in emergency situations that aren't associated with an infectious virus.
by Sterlk
July 27, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1371
Views: 96933

Re: Coronavirus

Doesn't VIC have a reputation for being quite progressive, compared to the other states? No, they're probably the most conservative State in the country. Are you sure about that? I think that title might belong to QLD or WA. I always think of this quote when the political leanings of VIC are mentio...
by Sterlk
July 27, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1371
Views: 96933

Re: Coronavirus

Explains why that state is such a **** Doesn't VIC have a reputation for being quite progressive, compared to the other states? Refusing to wear a mask tends to be associated with people who are the opposite of progressive. I can only expect that if a 'wear a mask' mandate was implemented in other ...
by Sterlk
July 26, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ryan James signs with Raiders
Replies: 275
Views: 41640

Re: Ryan James set to sign with Raiders

Raiders recruitment boss Peter Mullholland wrote:He gives us that experience and leadership. Whether he's a regular starter, who knows.
Titans captain. :roflmao

(Quote from the CT article)
by Sterlk
July 26, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Semi Valemei's epic journey to the Canberra Raiders
Replies: 15
Views: 2381

Re: 2020 Rd 12 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Pretty telling when the backline is absolutely decimated, and Curtis Scott still doesn't make the predictions for next week's team.

At the start of the year, this was our starting centre.
by Sterlk
July 24, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

I watched the Xbox games showcase today. Super disappointing. I wasn't sold by the PS5 presentation, and this one was worse. Both companies are playing chicken with each other, and it's getting really frustrating. Cinematic trailers galore and next to no gameplay (Xbox is a bigger offender here than...
by Sterlk
July 17, 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Cotric signs with Bulldogs on $2 million three year deal
Replies: 938
Views: 122389

Re: Cotric set to head to Bulldogs on three year deal worth $650,000 a season

Taking the extra money to go to the Bulldogs probably isn't the smartest idea, with their epic 1 win of the season so far. Feels eerily similar to all those players who take big money deals at the Titans, and are never heard from again. The Raiders are a halfway decent shot at a premiership over the...
by Sterlk
July 17, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Video Game Thread
Replies: 1231
Views: 108991

Re: The Video Game Thread

I got Watch Dogs 2 for $20 a couple of days ago on Xbox, on special as a promo as part of the whole marketing campaign for Watch Dogs Legion. I played the first one back when it originally came out, had a good time with that back in the day but it was far less than it was hyped up to be. Hadn't both...
by Sterlk
July 14, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1371
Views: 96933

Re: Coronavirus

Predictions on when NSW will go back into lockdown (if at all)?

I'm going to say next Thursday, 23rd.