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Everything posted by TychoCelchuuu

  1. Masculinity

  2. Masculinity

    That link doesn't go anywhere for me.
  3. A collector's conundrum: Android/iOS games

    My collection includes every free to play game.
  4. Post your face!

    The monitor is a sideways 2001: A Space Odyssey monolith.
  5. Post your face!

    that second picture looks photoshopped. it's subtle but i can see the signs.
  6. Feminism

    I thought it was a fine piece. I read Infinite Jest and fucking hated it. Some of DFW's other stuff is fine. I don't tend to recommend him to people with the exception of A Supposedly Fun... which is kind of funny.
  7. Feminism

    What would it be if not a political stance?
  8. Yeah, Sir, You Are Being Hunted had a great atmosphere but the game was the least interesting part of Thief (moving very slowly while crouched and hoping nobody sees you) plus a bunch of stuff I don't like (wandering around aimlessly, eating food, collecting a bunch of geegaws).
  9. Idle Cook Club - Veggie Feeds-me: My Body Is Ready

    Nah everything in that bread is white flour, both the starter and the bread itself. Your bread looks pretty great!
  10. Fake Games

    I don't see how a real person whose job it is to do the judging could be anything other than worthless at best or highly partial and unfair at worst, at least compared to the other options. What sort of real person do you have in mind who is immune to partiality?
  11. The Last Guardian

    lol jesus what is that kid's shirt made of? Good thing it doesn't tear.
  12. Fake Games

    I don't know why Air Control vanished but I think Galactic Hitman is gone because the company freaked out at negative reviews and sued Valve to get the list of the names of 100 people who wrote bad reviews so that they could sue those people. Valve was just like "uh, yeah, fuck off" and delisted all their games from Steam.
  13. Recently completed video games

    Don't worry, they aren't going anywhere. They'll be in my head for a good while. I tend to be pretty good at remembering what I think about games, books, movies, etc.
  14. Fake Games

    But I thought you can get your money back? Without refunds I'd see the point, but now that Steam has refunds I don't see what the big deal is. It's not like poisoned food or whatever, where the damage is done once you eat it. If the game is a fake game, you can just return it! Anyways, I suspect the reason you don't see these games on itch.io is that there's less money to be made on itch.io. It's not like Steam is more "geared towards mass consumption" than itch.io is - it's just that Steam has more customers. There's nothing about Steam's design that makes it more focused on mass consumption. itch.io is trying to sell me on other games just as much as Steam is. Ditto for impulse buying. How is itch.io any more resistant to impulse buying than Steam? I'm pretty sure it's easier to impulse buy on itch.io.
  15. Fake Games

    I guess I'm a little confused about how these games distract from other games. I had never heard of any of these games until I saw people talking about them in this context, so it's hard to imagine how they were a distraction.
  16. Fake Games

    I guess I'm not really seeing the issue. I'll never get back the time I spend doing anything, including playing shitty video games. But it's not Valve's job to keep from selling me wastes of time any more than the movie theater has to keep me from buying a ticket to Suicide Squad (good lord I'll never get back the time I spent watching that fucking movie) or the grocery store needs to keep me from spending money on food I won't like or the bookstore has to stop me from spending money on a stupid book. Or am I missing something? I mean frankly Valve seems to be doing about as good of a job as you can, since I can just immediately get my money back once it's clear the game sucks, or I can watch a Let's Play because there are fourteen million of those for every game, or I can read the user reviews which are 99% "thumbs down, this game sucks" or whatever.
  17. Fake Games

    Looks like the person who made @clyde's game also has another game. These look pretty crummy! A review of it is similar to the story I talked about above of the repackaged example game.
  18. Fake Games

    If "fake game" just means "marginally interactive," then here are some examples: http://store.steampowered.com/app/375950/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/313340/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/426420/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/219680/ That presumably can't be right, though, both for reasons obvious from my examples and from the fact that Air Control is the paradigmatic example, but that seems pretty interactive, right? The Verge article describes fake games as "derivative, broken, and poorly made titles churned out by potentially unscrupulous developers looking for quick cash." Again, I haven't watched either video, but I thought those were the games we were talking about, not just things with minimal interaction. The example I had first and foremost in my mind is long gone from Steam, I think, but I recall that it was literally a "demo game" thing for a game creation software package that someone sold as their own game. Like, they bought the game creation package, compiled the demo game that is there to show you how the game works, and sold it on Steam. I don't really give a shit if this stuff's on Steam because who cares, but apparently it annoys people like Twig enough to keep them off Steam entirely, and Sterling and Biscuit must also have issues because they've made videos about the thing, so there you go. I did find a link about Rock Simulator in case that helps clear things up.
  19. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    But your CHARACTER knows where the apartments are
  20. Idle Cook Club - Veggie Feeds-me: My Body Is Ready

    Speaking of rabbit food, I think one reason people don't want to go vegan is that it's hard for them to think of what sorts of stuff they'd eat, so a little while back I started taking pictures of much of my food whenever I cooked it. Some foods: Fish-fragrant eggplant (one of my favorite foods) Chinese potato salad Maple-glazed donuts Red wine and mushroom risotto Sourdough bread Sri Lankan lentil dal Spicy chickpeas Gowa mallum / Sri Lankan cabbage and coconut curry Sri Lankan leek curry Gan bian si ji dou / Sichuan dry-fried green beans, and spicy Chinese eggplant Breakfast potatoes with turmeric Lentil shepherd's pie French fries Kung pao cauliflower Chinese cabbage stir fry Punjabi chole masala
  21. Fake Games

    I haven't watched the video or anything but I assume it's stuff like this: http://store.steampowered.com/app/594160/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/448060/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/382080 http://store.steampowered.com/app/365460 http://store.steampowered.com/app/242800 http://store.steampowered.com/app/302240 http://store.steampowered.com/app/372740 http://store.steampowered.com/app/310870
  22. https://clips.twitch.tv/HeadstrongDelightfulCrabsWTRuck
  23. Get Out

    I agree. Your thoughts are pretty much my own: I do think it's answering the least interesting question it raises, and that it's also a great movie, and that to be that other thing it would probably have to be more or less commercially unviable.
  24. Get Out

    How come? I thought it was a perfectly fine reason.
  25. Get Out

    More re:plot holes