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  1. Blade Runner 2049

    That's just the hand gesture you have to use to activate the machine. It's a very advanced interface, you folks probably wouldn't understand it.
  2. Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner is my favorite movie, so this definitely had a lot to live up. I watched a double feature - the theater showed the original Blade Runner (Final Cut) first, then this movie. I loved this movie, and upon further reflection I realized I was focusing too much on comparing it to the first movie, which doesn't do any favors, so I reappraised it in my head by thinking of it as its own film and it grew in my estimation. So what I'm saying is, now I really love this movie. We don't get enough blockbusters that are this slow and ponderous.
  3. Looking for TBS recommendations

    Dude wanted stuff on the market right now more than a year ago, I doubt he's looking for a game that's not out yet.
  4. Guess you Steam top 10 most played

    @Henke how did you get 54 hours out of Thi4f?
  5. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Most people prefer Zeno Clash to Zeno Clash 2. I was going to gift it to you but it turns out I already gifted my extra copy to someone else a while ago. Someone else might have Zeno Clash lying around because it was in a Humble Bundle at one point.
  6. Guess you Steam top 10 most played

    Hmm. Guessing is going to be tough. I've looked at my top 10 plenty of times but I have zero recollection of it. Everything after the first 2 is basically just a wild guess about something likely in the top 10. 1. Dota 2 2. Company of Heroes 3. Spelunky 4. Men of War 5. Company of Heroes 2 6. Team Fortress 2 7. Fallout New Vegas 8. The Witcher 3 9. Skyrim 10. Alpha Protocol I totally forgot Natural Selection 2 and Nuclear Throne existed, so I should've put them up there for sure. I realize now that Company of Heroes, partway through its lifespan, changed its Steam executable and I think that counts as a new game. I didn't know I played that much Assault Squad 2. The #11 and #12 slots were Skyrim and The Witcher 2. I bought The Witcher 3 on GOG.com so obviously Steam didn't track my playtime so I'm an idiot for putting it on my list... I played The Witcher 2 twice which explains how it's so high. Alpha Protocol is down at 37 hours so I wasn't too far off. No real surprises or disappointments or anything I'd say except that TF2 is down at 27 hours, which seems wrong to me. I swear I played that game forever. Am I simply delusional?
  7. I don't know if I'd call that "completely random." I'd just call that "not standardized." I had never heard the idea that the numbers on a toaster meant minutes and that's so obviously false that if I had heard it I would have immediately ignored it. The numbers on a toaster just mean "higher will toast more."
  8. If you take your inspiration from Germany lightly enough to include orcs I hardly think it would kill you to throw some non-white people in there.
  9. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    On easy mode (such a thing exists, right?) L4D is probably sharing an adventure, not surviving an ordeal. And if the difficulty were on the highest, HL2 would probably feel like an ordeal. Anyways I suggested like 12 games in that post or whatever, I feel like you sort of ignored everything after the first three words, or more specifically the first two words and first number.
  10. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I don't know what separates a wave shooter with squad mechanics from a long single-player campaign with designed encounters for 2+ people. What's the difference? HL2 throws waves at you and although it lacks "squad mechanics," it also lacks a squad, because it's single player, and presumably any multiplayer game will have "squad mechanics" simply in virtue of the fact that 2+ people constitute a squad, right? L4D certainly has a long campaign with designed encounters.
  11. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Left 4 Dead and L4D2, Rainbow 6 Vegas and Vegas 2, Sven Co-op, Borderlands 2, Portal 2, Viscera Cleanup Detail, SWAT 4, Rainbow 6 Raven Shield, Ghost Recon.
  12. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I think Sanctum is mostly supposed to be played via coop.
  13. Left 4 Thumbs - The Homethumbing 2

    That's where I'm at too. Perhaps we could subdivide into groups based on experience. I've played it basically not at all.
  14. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Yeah I heard Crysis 3 was more or less a return to form but I never got around to buying it. I probably should! I was pretty down on Crysis 2 compared to Crysis and Crysis Warhead but I still enjoyed it, I guess.
  15. mother!

    What's the difference between a set of couples and a couple? Does a set of couples contain multiple couples? How many couples? More than a couple of couples?
  16. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I'd maybe be interested in L4D2. I never got into it - only played a few hours.
  17. Movie/TV recommendations

    I can recommend not watching Kingsman: The Golden Circle. As a fan of the original I was hoping the sequel could capture the same magic and the answer is hell no. It's boring and unfunny and it has none of the interesting stuff from the first movie. I can however recommend Beasts of No Nation which is gorgeous and harrowing and chock full of tremendous performances.
  18. Apps struggle with kids! Should I give in?

    I mean yeah it's a broad question, but so what? I'm not a parent, but if I were, I would definitely wonder about whether to allow my kids to use iPhones/iPads, and if so, how much to let them use them, what sorts of things I'd let them do, etc. It's a tough issue!
  19. Apps struggle with kids! Should I give in?

    People these days use the term "apps" to refer to programs.
  20. mother!

    It was very deliberately comedic, although not because of Lawrence's performance. The comedy is the absurdity of all these people showing up in her house and doing crazy stuff and her husband's reactions and so on. That sort of preposterousness, and the other crazy dream logic stuff (like the house descending into a warzone) was my favorite stuff in the film. I do feel like it'll take another viewing or two to really think through all the stuff. Everyone seems to be latching on to the Biblical stuff but to me it also seems like a movie about art and creation and muses and sexism. Throughout the film everyone treats Lawrence like shit, with the exception of Bardem, but he's the one who is ultimately the shittiest to her, because he's using her for this cycle of creation where she has to go through hell every time. She's constantly being bombarded with sexist language, being ignored and disrespected, etc. I don't think the symbolism being on the nose is a bad thing or that movies need tons of mystery to be good. I appreciate that the film is not up its own ass trying to be inscrutable. It's okay to make movies that are about things without hiding the fact that they are about things. If it doesn't take sixteen viewings and an MFA to understand your movie, that's okay with me. Anyways I liked this movie a lot. I could stare at Bardem all day.
  21. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Don't forget to link the Idle Thumbs Minerva's Den playthrough with Gaynor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48N27eTePC8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMin72FViWg
  22. New people: Read this, say hi.

    why your letters big
  23. Socialism

    Hypothetical questions about what would be the most effective mode of organization in a situation we aren't in are largely impossible to answer, because even knowing what is going to be most effective in the real world is a problem so difficult as to be almost insoluble in certain cases. Speculation about a hypothetical situation is even harder because even more of the relevant variables are unknown and unknowable.
  24. Socialism

    Also the short version is that the difference between a labor union and a corporation is that a corporation's accountability is to its shareholders/owners, whereas a union's accountability is to its members. This means that corporations are not democratic and unions are democratic, or in other words if a corporation is fucking you over, you've got fuck all recourse unless you're rich enough to buy it, whereas if a union is fucking you over, you can vote to alter its policies. For the same reason democracy is a preferable way to run countries (it keeps the leaders accountable), it's a good way to run businesses (by similarly keeping them accountable). No other method of governance has an easy way to remove leaders who are not acting in the interest of their constituents.