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  1. I think Sean mentioned on a Dota Today that they would be wrapping up before The International (which is in august), but it sounded like maybe that was supposed to be edited out. Also, it was long enough ago that it may have changed.
  2. Do you think Remo used that phrasing because he was supposed to or because he was being cheeky?
  3. E3 2015

    The Firewatch trailer had some spoilers that weren't in previous trailers, so avoid that if that's something you're worried about.
  4. I was happy that spaff decided not to spoil episode 3 of life is strange because I, too, was sold on that game after that discussion
  5. Did you skip forward before they said when to skip forward to? Because they did actually put in a "skip to xx:xx" this time.
  6. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Yeah, I've been considering abandoning it for a while, and the current shameful display is pretty clear confirmation that I should.
  7. Steam Summer Sale Spendapalooza

    The monster game doesn't seem to be working for me, which I assume is because the servers are wrecked. I waiting to see if Kentucky Route Zero goes on sale so I can buy copies of it for my friends and force them to play it.
  8. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Yesterday morning I saw that the subreddit r/fatpeoplehate was banned, which seemed like a reasonable move to me. But I wasn't surprised that there were a couple posts on or near the front page complaining about how this was censorship or something, since reddit is usually kinda shitty like that. I assumed it would blow over by the end of the day like usual. Then when I got home from work at the end of the day, I saw that 23 of the 25 posts on the front page were complaining about the ban. And by that I mostly mean posting pictures of reddit ceo ellen pao and saying how much they hate her and how she is ruining everything, or sometimes pictures of fat people and complaining about how much they hate fat people and how they are ruining everything. The most common argument seemed to be "but there are subreddits about hating black people, therefore we should be allowed to make subreddits about hating fat people" which is a fucking crazy argument on it's own, but the thing that was most distressing to me was that this is the basically most organized reddit has ever been. The thing that caused the largest number of reddit users I've seen to unite under a single cause was taking away their ability to make fun of fat people. I don't think I'm going to be reading reddit anymore
  9. This episode took me on a journey from "what is with all this applause?" to "oh, right, it's for editing, so the waveform sticks out" to "nope, they're just doing it whenever aren't they?" Great episode, too bad Jake wasn't there for the Koopa Kid email.
  10. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    No single game has made me want a console more than Splatoon makes me want a Wiiu.
  11. I basically only ever play tf2 on valve run servers anymore, since any other server is extremely likely to contain either crazy server mods or be populated mostly by players who are taking the game way more seriously than I do.
  12. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Horatio Magellan is his real name???? Oh wow I was not prepared for this.
  13. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    You should be proud of that.
  14. Idle Thumbs 212: DMCA Dad

    This is almost exactly how I feel about it as well. The environments are impossibly pretty, even the standard fantasy village is well realized. The mechanics are functional but maybe not as interesting as the control scheme would suggest. And then the characters are the most generic younger/older brother combo you could imagine. You mean to tell me the younger brother is energetic and easily distracted and likes joking around? And the older brother is serious and protective? And one of them dies at the end because this is the sort of story where a character dies at the end? Because that would make it SAD?
  15. Other podcasts

    Here's a weird thing: Jim Crawford, creator of Frog Fractions and co-host of Video Games Hot Dog, has started his own podcast, Train Hot Dog, and it is probably the strangest podcast I've ever heard. He records it while riding BART home after recording VGHD, and it sounds like it's recorded on a phone. I could only understand about half of the things he said because BART trains are loud, and the content of the show seems to consist entirely of Jim reading IMDB and wikipedia aloud and occasionally mumbling something about how this wasn't the page he was looking for. I'm worried that jokes about things being Frog Fractions 2 are at risk of being played out, but of all the things that might be Frog Fractions 2, this is the most likely. Also, it's a .cool
  16. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I already have the chrome plugin that replaces it with "skeleton", I wouldn't mind if that was made a forum-wide replacement.
  17. Movie/TV recommendations

    I'm not sure what specifically you are referring to, but I would assume they were deliberate choices considering the movie is rated R anyway.
  18. DOTA 2

    Wait, why do people hate rtz? I haven't really been keeping up with the scene.
  19. I will be supremely disappointed if there is not an option to replace all the game sounds with the developers making noises.
  20. I really did not think Earle's disguises would get more ridiculous than last episode's horse costume, but now we's dressed up like the log lady for some reason, so that's And I guess Cooper loves him some strained chess metaphors. something like "this chess game contains more pieces that we ever imagined"? Buh, why. This episode is not very good.
  21. Webcomics

    Homestuck is frustrating, because when it's good, it's probably my favorite comic on the internet, but the good more than balanced out by the crazy nonsense. In theory I'm ok with all the new characters that get added, since characters interacting with each other is by far the author's greatest strength. The problem is, so many of the characters are basically single jokes that wear out their welcome immediately and then never leave. The thing that is most frustrating to me, though, is that the stakes only ever go up and the plot only ever get more complicated. If you ever thing you are starting to get a sense of what the fuck is going on, he adds a new layer of confusing bullshit.
  22. "He's taken another pawn, Harry, but he didn't tell us his move. Windom Earle is playing off the board"
  23. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I think I found the ultimate gamergate post: I mean, it doesn't even have a skill tree, come on.
  24. Terminal7 28: I Believe Denzel is Symmetrical

    There's a 3rd Jinteki agenda with agenda counters you guys forgot about, Braintrust. Braintrust with Genetic Resequencing is potentially really strong I think, but what I really want to try is Braintrust+Mushin+Greenhouse so it has 2 agenda counters as soon as you score it.
  25. Podcasts similar to Idle Thumbs

    I'll second the Video Games Hot Dog recommendation, it's quite funny, and the hosts have a perspective on games and game development that's pretty unique. Three of the hosts work on a mostly text-based browser mmo that has been running since 2003 and still makes enough money to employ a handful of people. The fourth host is the guy that made Frog Fractions.