I've read all 4 short Sherlock Holmes novels now and I agree with you that the Hound was the best out of the 4. In the last one the author made the horrible mistake to say Jack instead of John. And he repeatedly makes this mistake gonk I wish the editor had fixed this. It could be blamed on editing of the book or that the e-book version I read was messed up, but I kind of fear that it will also be there in the original book. I wrote down the pages. In case you own the book you can check: page 119 and page 147. The character is supposed to be John McMurdo, but here it's suddenly Jack mcMurdo.
Another thing I ran into during my emailcheck that's worth mentioning is that youtube recommended Brad's videos again and one of them is The Last of Us Left Behind. Possibly downloadable content for The Last of Us? I think I'll start watching it when I'm done with LA Noire.
Speaking of advertisements: I forgot to do an emailcheck earlier this month so doing that today and one of the emails was an advertisement for clothes and it was advertising 't-shirts and tops below 50 euros'. Who on earth would pay more than 50 euros.. for a t-shirt?! gonk
The other advertisement crisis that's going on originates from the news. One of the biggest Dutch banks wants to use the data from their clients to advertise. Just like google does that: they gather info from you and then they'll show advertisement that are targeted to you based on your browsing and search history stare I'm glad a lot of people are not amused. But if they want to do that I doubt anyone can stop them.
I just had a cash tree video of.. an advertisement.. within an advertisement rofl Which am I supposed to choose? The dilemma! But seriously.. the combination was just awkward. The main advertisement was for an MMO (never heard of it before, something with a spaceship in it) and then in the bottom (within the same screen) popped another advertisement for the Lidl rofl So I need to buy food from the Lidl and play the MMO. Such a great combination.
In my case my older brother (the oldest as I am the youngest) was also the most loved one and got most attention. Maybe because he was more sickly than me and he's more of a momma's boy. But in lots of cases it's the youngest child. I see with with a friend of mine. She is the oldest and she has a younger sister and the youngest is her brother. And everyone always treated him like a little angel.
In fairytales the stepmother is always evil.
I'm also annoyed at Holmes a lot. He just wants to make it look like he's so much smarter than everyone else. That he is ten steps ahead of his colleagues and Dr. Watson and tries to get him to his level by giving them hints.
I read that the next Game of Thrones book won't be released this year. The author is very thorough. And I think there are 2 more books to come (might not be there before 2020).
Well we must give ourselves (and Brad) some credit, because the driving in such games might look very easy, but it really isn't. In one of the LA Noire videos (not Tetraninja's but someone else's) that person was driving very well, but it's also luck: that he manages to take the turn right before the cars start to cross the street for example). But still some people are better drivers than others; I'd like to think I'm a better driver than my brother (at least I 'try' not to hit the other vehicles and I use my handbreak, whereas he takes every corner without using the break).
I'm reading the Hound of Baskerville story now. Is that the one you liked most out of the 4 short novels? I think it's my favorite so far, because there are more persons of interest in it. I must say most of it is rather predictable, but it's more entertaining than the last story.
I finished the Vice missions and there was a huge out-of-character moment for Phelps and also a predictable moment. So I'm not happy with the main storyline. I'd expect more from Rockstar than this.
I watched Tetraninja's videos but.. you shouldn't watch his downloadable content missions because he already played the full game before those extra missions were released. He keeps hinting (read: spoilers) at what's going to happen, which doesn't make it pleasant to watch. He's also recording the missions after playing them at least once, so he already knows all the right answers and skips parts that aren't vital to the mission. So I wouldn't recommend you to watch any of Tetraninja's La Noire videos. It's not thrilling to watch a video uploaded by someone who's playing perfectly well and already knows the outcome. With Brad I actively participated in guessing if it was truth, doubt or lie.
Tetraninja did make a good point: that Phelps (& partner) always announce themselves 'LAPD stop' before they reach the target. So they give that person the opportunity to run. If they would have just sneaked up closeby and then point their guns at the suspect, he or she would be apprehended more efficienty. And I still think the whole questioning scenes are very unrealistic: it's to easy to tell if they are lying and if you click doubt or lie when you should, that person will always give you information/Pheps says exactly the right thing to get them to talk. I'm pretty sure most suspects wouldn't talk without their lawyer present or would say nothing or continue to lie.
I watched the first LA Noire After-Brad mission and that person had 5 out of 5 stars, found all clues immediately (had clearly played it before) and made 0 vehicle damage etc. It's not fun to watch it without Brad's commentary. He (or she) also skips the newspaper articles so I have to find those seperately. Still.. I want to watch the full story so I'll bear with it.