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  1. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Scott Weiland, former front man of Stone Temple Pilots and generally just a cool rock artist, died tonight. I miss him so goddamn much already.
  2. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    Again, Twitter gifs are weird so I have to link to the Tweet itself, but damn it's hysterical. https://twitter.com/TheUtilidor/status/672270974683885568
  3. Recently completed video games

    The last level had me raging in my household. It was worthwhile to beat and all, but goddamn that was a rough hour for me.
  4. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    I really wonder how the Force will be treated in the upcoming film. The best scene to happen in any Star Wars property regarding the Force was when Yoda lectured Luke. Gonna be hard to top. If it's just "dudes with swords," whatever I guess.
  5. Mass Effect Andromeda - Thumb Drive Engaged!

    It sounds like this is an answer to what people like Chris Remo were bringing up, like they were hoping the ME series would be about exploring that universe. Instead the first three games were the typical saving the universe plot. I somehow missed this game's announcement entirely; someone in an IRC channel I'm in brought my attention to it.
  6. That's more or less the update I've been waiting for. I know it isn't complete in going where it needs to, gameplay wise, but goddamn finally toys being used and taverns and yes.
  7. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Couldn't be the higher-ups in the company going "WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU" in the eyes of the Goobers that are gating.
  8. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    Twitter embeds gifs really weirdly so I have to link to the Tweet. But it has the context text anyway: https://twitter.com/gafferongames/status/668901888155394049
  9. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    That seems a bit far-fetched. More than likely, the company doesn't know much of what's been going on for the last year and next week we'll likely hear apologies about not understanding what they were getting into. There's been more than one scenario over the last year of companies not investigating the GG thing, assuming it's just some sort of "YEAH WE LIKE VIDEO GAMES A LOT" situation.
  10. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Mark Kern and his followers think Play Asia is a developer. It's a shop. Meanwhile, Milo Whats-his-ass is paying to have his Tweets about the Play Asia thing promoted by Twitter.
  11. Movie/TV recommendations

    That's the thing; Captain America was very much the "woo patriotism" guy for Marvel for a long time. Nothing terribly complicated. Patriotism of that sort is either out of style or needs to make some big political comeback, depending on who you ask, so Marvel Film Studios has taken a very smart approach with Cap in these movies. Whatever compelling "OH SHIT" plots they want to have, they use Captain America for. And it just... works. Aside from the first Iron Man, so far the Captain America movies are my favorites. And I'm right there with you - Civil War looks like it's going to continue that. The use of Bucky as a leaping off point for it is a really good move too, because it keeps things intimate with what the film audience knows, while still leaning into what the comic book readers know the Civil War to be. Gah. Just so pumped for that movie.
  12. Black Lives Matter

    Also yesterday, details of the shooting of LaquanMcDonald, a black kid in Chicago, were made public. The Chicago police maintained, up until yesterday, that he was crazy-on-drugs and a danger and defended their position to shoot him FIFTEEN TIMES. Turns out his toxicity was negative, and the PD lied about the circumstances of what lead to the shooting. The local Burger King district also disclosed to the media that the PD deleted their security footage, which caught everything leading up to the shooting. But the PD failed to delete the footage of them deleting footage. OOPS.
  13. Reaching for the dream - Making music

    It's been a while but I wanted to say thanks to everyone for the recommendations. I've been busy and exhausted and haven't had as much time as I would've wanted for practicing with things but it's still slowly coming along. I feel like I got what I could out of Musagi for now and just installed FL Studio of all things (after saying I'd pass, derp). I just got a kick in the pants of inspiration because a Lets Play video directed me to listening to the Pacific Rim theme (a film I haven't seen), which lead to me finding out it's by Ramin Djawadi, whose work I've already been growing to love. That guy is weird. He wields classical music instruments like he's making rock music.
  14. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I thought it was hilarious. Just a brief note about Humble; apparently people see the Humble stuff as a marketing arm for big publishers or something.
  15. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    The thing is, it's likely all a smoke-screen; over the last few years a lot of Eastern developers have scaled back on how much they have localized outside their native markets. Which does suck, but it's understandable; it's a lot of money to invest if you're not getting much return. It's what happened to Konami and Capcom. But this bullshit of pandering to GG is weird.
  16. Movie/TV recommendations

    Is this the place to talk about upcoming movies too? The first trailer (non-teaser) for Captain America: Civil War just debuted via Jimmy Kimmel Live (and is online) and I am pumped for it.
  17. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Play-Asia is signal boosting GamerGate, because they decided to not release their latest Dead or Alive thing in the USA and are blaming "SJWs" for it. They're also apparently naming Twitter accounts that are being critical of them, which can probably be a means of directing harassment. So that official Twitter account proooooobably won't last the week. Edit - Oh wait, not seeing the naming of accounts... wonder why my old friend is saying that. However, they are signal boosting GG.
  18. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    One of GG's spotlight folks, Mark Kern, has continued to descend into madness.
  19. Life

    So starting January 1st I'm gonna be covered under health insurance for the first time in 13 years (because my father was in a hurry to boot me from his plan when I graduated highschool). And since my family didn't give me any guidance in life, uh... so how does this work? Do I have to wait before I can so much as schedule an appointment for a check-up even if it's scheduled for next year?
  20. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    If someone chooses to disclose info on something they were involved in, tangentially even, that's fair game to me. I was going to say "I'm okay with however information is obtained," but then realized that's not true - a couple years ago, Rupert Murdoch and his organizations in the EU came under fire because they were going through dead people's belongings, including phones, for information. I would draw the line there for damn sure.
  21. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    The industry and businesses surrounding the industry don't do a good job explaining this to people. Most everyone I know understands what "work in progress" means. But as far as the broad consumer base goes, they don't know that. They should, so that it would bring understanding. But for some reason video game makers, the big ones at least, are terrified as the misconceptions that would happen. The problem is theirs to solve. I'm sure there's some amateur blog / "press" sites who lack that understanding and will take leaked content and go, "WHOA THIS LOOKS BAD," and it's their responsibility to fix that kind of rhetoric.
  22. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    "Thief" is a really huge label to apply.
  23. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I think an easier way to make the point is to apply these rules about what could or should be done to another kind of journalism. Like politics; suddenly, it's wrong for the press to write about what campaign aides decide to disclose to said press. Edit - And mind you, it's actually important to hear what those aides are saying.
  24. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Let's also not forget, GG freaked out because the game press didn't report on someone's sex life, which was entirely gossip. Now that the game press did report on gossip, only it actually had to do with a fucking video game, it's unethical to talk about gossip. I am table flipping you guys.
  25. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    When something ridiculous is being done (video game publishers going "WAH YOU CAN'T REVIEW OUR STUFF BECAUSE YOU AREN'T BEING FREE POSITIVE PRESS ABOUT IT") I don't care who does what to get that information out there - it is stuff we need to know so that we as consumers can let the publishers in question know that it isn't okay. I have a huge problem when content makers expect reviewers to operate as free press. This is the shit that STARTED Gamergate; accusations that Quinn had done made up shit to get favorable press. Now the same site in question is saying that their refusal to give arbitrary favorable press is getting them locked out from a content maker, and GG says this is okay all of a sudden?