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Everything posted by TychoCelchuuu

  1. Socialism

    I guess I'm having trouble seeing how, when, or why anyone might have claimed that any public policy of any complexity whatsoever won't inevitably have consequences that were unforeseen.
  2. This is a real ketchy's-catch-can situation.
  3. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I think you're misreading Kolzig's post. I don't think it implies that you have to play the DLC before talking about the base game.
  4. Socialism

    I don't think all socialists claim that socialism is perfect or that there won't be winners or losers or that socialism would fix everything if only the powerful would listen. In fact it's hard to imagine how you could even conceivably attribute these sorts of views to socialists in general if you were even slightly informed about socialism, which if nothing is extremely up front about how the bourgeoisie will be the losers and the proletariat will be the winners, to the point where "you'll be up against the wall when the revolution comes" is a common enough joke.
  5. Socialism

    I think it's worth at least reflecting on the degree to which capitalist countries do actively undermine socialist countries. For instance, the United States fought wars in Korea and Vietnam in an attempt to stop socialism from spreading. It toppled or attempted to topple socialist governments (including democratically elected socialist governments) in places like Guatemala, Brazil, and Chile. And those are just the most egregious examples of a single capitalist country. I think there's a wide variation in what socialists think and say - it seems a little overhasty to attribute this view to every single socialist or something like that. I have bad news for you if you think that you'll find a group of people on reddit or tumblr who are not fact-averse. I'm pretty certain it is possible to retain one's sanity without losing all conviction whatsoever.
  6. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    it's good
  7. Ditto. Nick's YouTube recommendations for humorous cooking shows are really hitting the spot.
  8. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I briefly rebound the mouse buttons to match the hands but I found myself messing up the buttons so I went back to the default binding and that worked fine.
  9. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Section 8 is basically a multiplayer shooter (like Killing Floor, really) so it's going to be tough to give that one much of a shake.
  10. Movie/TV recommendations

    I signed up for Movie Pass but they haven't sent me a card yet. They apparently got inundated with signups and were/are a little backlogged.
  11. XCOM 2

    I've been watching this guy stream the game on the highest difficulty + Ironman and it seems exactly like a puzzle. He definitely can't beat it blind wtihout prior knowledge - he's had to restart a few times already. So perhaps the solution is upping the difficulty.
  12. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

    Skimming probably doesn't help, because the camera cuts already make it tough to follow. The general idea is that flags spawn around the map, and the teams are trying to capture the flags by standing near them, but also you can win by killing all of the enemy. So basically those are the goals the players have, and they are ordering their troops around to accomplish that. The latest video has lots of skirmishing by horse archers, some charges on infantry by cavalry, and infantry defending flags.
  13. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

  14. Strike

    Aw man I thought this was going to be about the Eisenstein movie.
  15. Movie/TV recommendations

    Yeah I liked it a lot. It's crazy that the movie even exists.
  16. Movie/TV recommendations

    I've seen it.
  17. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Thank you for reminding me about this, specifically about the screenshot I picked.
  18. Tacoma from Fullbright

    I guess I never posted in this thread after I finished it. Anyways this game owns. It's really great. The sci-fi universe is super well realized, the way the sun peeks in through the various rooms as the station rotates is really cool, the story is interesting, the voice acting is tremendous, and the time scrubbing mechanic works extremely well.
  19. Half-Life 2: Episode 3

    I mean, Ep 2 is a bit different, in that it's a complete, enjoyable experience all on its own, albeit somewhat of a tease in terms of narrative, whereas DF-9 is missing a lot of stuff that one might've hoped for in the game. Nobody was holding out for more stuff in Ep 2 that is never going to come.
  20. Top Films Lists

    I like the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? list.
  21. Photos of things

    quietly conceals lucrative business that exists to sell shitty prints of limp's pictures to doctor's offices and other businesses
  22. Alien Isolation - The nightmare of Milky Joe

    I like the "alien ignores me" mod better I think because then sometimes there's just a little alien buddy hanging out with me in the station.
  23. Alien Isolation - The nightmare of Milky Joe

    I bought this in the Humble Bundle. I'm like an hour in. Things I enjoy: 1. The aesthetic. 2. The aesthetic. Like holy cow I'm walking around inside Alien. It looks and sounds soooo right. 3. Fixing broken shit with cool 70s sci-fi tools. 4. The music's good. Things I don't enjoy: 1. Being scared, so I modded the alien to be non-hostile. That worked fine and the game isn't scary anymore, which makes me happy. 2. Stealth. Hiding from people with guns is kind of boring. I turned the difficulty way down so maybe I can just shoot everyone from now on. 3. Scavenging crafting materials. Basically to sum it up I don't enjoy anything except wandering around the station fixing things. I do enjoy that a lot, though, so I think I'm going to really like the game. I don't think wandering around in Alien is going to get old, at least not soon. Oh also the checkpoint system blows chunks, quicksave please. Also the in-universe explanation for why Ripley keeps using the checkpoints should be that, each time she uses it, she picks up the phone and tries to call the space police or whatever, but it's always busy. That would be funny.