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  1. I had a random thought about movies

    Looks like the same dress to me.
  2. Idle Thumbs 313: Takeless Jake

    I really enjoyed this article about Cuphead.
  3. Blade Runner 2049

    The miniatures for this movie are insane:
  4. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Your argument requires just as many "ah, but this is specials" as mine does. How do you explain the fact that the non-lethal solutions are almost universally so terrible as to make death almost preferable? How do you explain the fact that you have a magic talking psychic heart that seems to exist to generate an infinite number of reasons to murder nameless NPCs? How do you explain the fact that even if you go entirely non-lethal, the Outsider treats you as an agent of chaos? How do you explain the fact that most of your powers and gear are oriented around killing lots of people? And, by the way, I'm not saying the game is totally fine with murder, but your point about the game being caught between showing murder is wrong and wanting to let you be maximally violent is a bit off-course. The game's stance on murder isn't so much that it's wrong and you should feel bad for doing it and why are you even playing Dishonored (it's not Spec Ops: The Line) but that it has a bunch of pretty gruesome effects, like more bodies for the rats to eat. I think that's a pretty reasonable stance to take on murder. Frankly the game has more or less the same take on non-murderous revenge, given the generally dour tone of everything, the severity of most of the non-lethal solutions, etc. As you point out, it's sort of a gothic revenge fantasy game.
  5. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I'll grant that the game endings (unlike most of the rest of the game) support the "non-lethal is better" thing but I honestly don't see why that's a huge deal for someone playing through the game, unless everyone except me watched the ends of games on YouTube before playing. You have no way of knowing what the ending of the game looks like, so how can you say the game's trying to keep you from using all your lethal weapons, or your Lethal Weapons 2 staring Mel Gibson?
  6. Though that might be well and true, that is pretty dismissive of what is supposed to be an excuse for your mistake that helped make you look more on the ball. "How dare you try to make excuses for me? Your job is to make me look as much like an idiot as possible!"
  7. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    That's like saying Call of Duty doesn't want you to kill people because when you shoot them, blood flies out, they cry out in pain, and then they die, and all of those are negative signals for behavior. I mean yes if you do dark and violent stuff then you get dark and violent results in Dishonored, but that doesn't mean the game is saying "don't do it." As for the people berating you that @Gormongous is mentioning, this gets into spoiler territory: I haven't really thought a lot about this because I never really saw the point behind the criticisms people made, but the more I think about it the more I think this game is really unjustly denigrated for the chaos stuff.
  8. That understanding of American Psycho is nowhere near the sort of misunderstanding Jake was talking about. That's explicitly a reading the film is inviting.
  9. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    The narrative barely even says killing people messily is wrong. The world gets darker and more violent if you kill people messily, but that's kind of a silly thing to get bent out of shape about. Killing people messily is already dark and violent, I don't see what the big deal is with having the world also get dark and violent. I played through Dishonored twice, once without killing anyone and once killing basically everyone, and I don't recall the game telling me I was doing it right one time and doing it wrong the other time. I agree that the tools they give you are mostly geared towards a lethal playstyle (although I had no problem playing nonlethally) so that's a criticism I understand, but I've never really seen what people are drawing on when they say the game wants you to play nonlethally. The nonlethal stuff honestly feels more like an afterthought.
  10. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    This guy can be good at inspiring me to be creative with the combat. This isn't his craziest video, but it's the mission you just beat:
  11. Blade Runner 2049

    Did we actually see those nipples in the movie, rather than in that behind the scenes shot? That statue on the right of the lady on the guy's shoulders, for instance, basically wasn't in the movie, as far as I can recall. The statue that I can remember we see the chest of is the one at the city outskirts, which is a lady standing upright, and I think she may be lacking nipples. This is, of course, all very crucial information.
  12. Blade Runner 2049

    What do you mean "all the instances of human nipples?" I can only think of three, two of which (shower + getting out of bed) lasted for about a second at most. I was forgetting the statue nipples, though. I can't remember if the statues even have nipples. They definitely have breasts, but nipples?
  13. Blade Runner 2049

    Just saw this for the third time. Still a very good movie. One of my favorites this year. I did not go in watching for nipples specifically, but thinking back, I'm not really seeing an abundance of nipples. What exactly do you mean? I remember nipples in two scenes, I think, plus very briefly when K showers and when Mariette gets out of bed.
  14. Wolfenstein II: It's a Blastkowicz

    Happily it's not a game where you have to be stealthy if you don't want to, which alleviates a lot of the worries about wonkiness for me.
  15. Chris mentioned collecting slippers from hotels so that you always have free slippers around? Is this a thing? Hotels give you slippers...?
  16. Idle Thumbs 313: Takeless Jake

    The whole "what game would you show to someone to introduce them to games" is kind of a pointless question because I'd show different games to different people. It's like asking what book you'd recommend to someone. It depends on the person! I think Crystal Warrior Ke$ha, for instance, is a great first game for people who would like the tone and the subject, but definitely not for other people who wouldn't be feeling it at all. Proteus is great for people who can get the hang of M+KB first person controls and who have fun wandering around, but for someone who is not able to pick that up quickly or who wants something focused to do, it's a crummy choice. Tetris is a big crowd pleaser but not for people who don't like time pressure.
  17. Idle Cook Club 2 - Neither for here, nor to go

    Your photo doesn't seem to work. I like General Tso's tofu just fine, alone with all sorts of other Americanized Chinese food, but if you're in the mood for something more authentic, Bear's Paw Tofu is a favorite of mine.
  18. Spelunky!

    Spelunky 2 The Moon.
  19. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Dishonored is tremendous, its DLC is even better, Dishonored 2 is stupendous, and its DLC is super great too! Arkane knocks so many balls out of the park that you'd think they'd be banned from the park or something.
  20. Jeff Goldblum

  21. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

  22. Jeff Goldblum

  23. Metroid Prime/Quake Inspired Horror Game

    I suspect people who can make games are more likely to make their own games than your game, although I've been wrong before.