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  1. Cyberpunk 2077

  2. Far Cry 2

    Weird. The stealth seemed pretty consistent to me and I don't remember any guards shooting me from 180 degrees away.
  3. Idle Thumbs 89: The Ship Economy

    I linked it back on page 3 but I guess that was a little too late. Sorry. If it's any consolation, since it failed, your backing wouldn't have meant anything!
  4. Far Cry 2

    Lots of buddy missions make your original mission easier, although at the cost of having to do the buddy mission itself which may not be much easier.
  5. Idle Tongues (food before your mind goes elsewhere)

    I too would be worried about dropping into "fry everything" mode if I had a giant machine that existed only to fry everything. There are so many more options than frying stuff - if you have a limited repertoire I would suggest focusing on expanding that to healthier stuff before setting yourself down on the road to continual deep frying.
  6. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    That looks like bullshit, dude needs another controller on his head unless the game wants to ignore one of the most important parts of the body in that sport. Fix that, though, and it would be golden.
  7. Id's Rage

    If you're playing RAGE for any reason other than to shoot things with a shotgun, slice them with a wingstick, explode them with a rocket launcher pistol, zap them with a crossbow, or kill them by deploying an adorable walking robot sentry gun, then you're not going to have a fun time. (Well actually you can admire the amazing character animations and character design but aside from THAT you won't have a fun time). The setting, plot, writing, and so on in the game swings from dumb to forgettable to bad and usually it does it fast enough to hit all three within the same 5 second timespan. But the shooting is really great and I enjoyed the game, at least whenever it wasn't shoving me into a car.
  8. Things That Improve Your Life

    Not really? How often do you verify your game's cache? And the vast majority of the games I play haven't had an update in months if not years. And you can always tell Steam not to keep a game updated if you want.
  9. Things That Improve Your Life

    Ah, you're right, but since Criticker divides things into tiers for the purposes of estimating how much you like things, if you want to rate from, for example, 1 to 5, you can just divide your ratings into five tiers and rate everything 20, 40, 60, 80, or 100 (or whatever). As for personal finance, I really like Mint.com because it's free.
  10. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    That pigeon mask is interesting.
  11. Cyberpunk 2077

    The game, presumably.
  12. Idle Thumbs 89: The Ship Economy

    I'd be down for The Ship. I loved playing the original mod back in the day but never played the retail release, but then I got it for free because everyone had a copy so why not. I was sad to see Bloody Good Time fail so epically. They tried Kickstarting a sequel but that feel flat too. Poor folks.
  13. The description urges us to "don a pink sear-sucker" which is either some sort of terrifying command or a misidentification of seersucker suits, but now that is has finished downloading I will give it a listen at some point and hear what Congrats Nick and the crew have to say about this wonderful book!
  14. Kentucky Route Zero - A Game in Five Acts

    I played Ruins. There's not a lot there but I enjoyed it.
  15. eReaders - What is everyone's thoughts?

    I like books much better than eReaders, although I own a Kindle because I use it for reading PDFs. When it comes time to buy a book, though, unless it's much cheaper digitally, I always buy a hard copy. It's going to be a pain in the ass when I move but books own. This despite my realization that it's bad for the environment to print this stuff on dead trees. I just prefer holding a bulkier softer thing in my hand as opposed to my thin little plastic/rubber Kindle. It's also nice to be able to flip pages really fast.
  16. Cyberpunk 2077

    NSFW (Witcher boobs) http://img189.images...33/oldladyn.jpg While making this I checked the The Witcher wiki and there were a frightening number of sex cards I hadn't seen before. You can sleep with a ton of fucking women in that game. youmeyou I think they used that model for a lot of old women. The only screenshot I could find was of the cockblocker but that model shows up elsewhere AFAIK.
  17. The threat of Big Dog

    Just an illustration by some random person for now, but of course you fucking know these things are a few years away at most:
  18. Cyberpunk 2077

  19. Cyberpunk 2077

    CD Projekt is weird because on the one hand they're awful about shoving tits into everything and oversexualizing a lot of their women characters, but on the other hand they're pretty good about including a fairly wide variety of body types for men and women in their games - every woman isn't drop dead gorgeous like in most games (I'm looking at you, Mass Effect). I'd say it's very unfortunate that CD Projekt keeps making immature games in immature universes and calling them "mature" because they have lots of swearing, violence, and sex, and I could go without the blatant unnecessary titillation in the games and in the advertising, but I'd say they're still better than a studio like BioWare that is just as bad but which gets let off the hook for some reason even though Samara's "my suit is open at the boobs and I wear high heels" getup or Miranda's "rawr skintight catsuit" or Jack's "yes I'm basically naked, deal with it" or Matrairch Benezia's "yes my costume has a massive window for my massive boobs, what of it" or the entire race of beautiful blue lesbian space women who have an entire period in their life cycle dedicated to fucking people... yes, I think CD Projeckt's horribly misguided and immature attempts to shoehorn sex into their games works better, in a lot of cases, than in most other games. Most of my twitter feed pointed out that this isn't very cyberPUNK, in that it's mostly celebrating a sweet squad of awesome cops, and I have to agree. This is cyber but I want to see the punk, not the authority worship.
  20. Things That Improve Your Life

    Me on Criticker.
  21. Things That Improve Your Life

    Since we are talking about Fitness... Couch to 5k is what I did when I started running for the first time in my life this summer (which is when I started listening to podcasts for the first time in my life, which is when I became an Idle Thumbs reader!) Computer Stuff YTD Video Downloader wants you to upgrade to the pro version and sometimes the download speeds are sort of slow, but it downloads YouTube videos with zero complaints and even converts them to other formats if you want. MP3Gain is a program I assume everyone knows about, but if you don't, it makes sure your songs aren't too loud or quiet. Steam Cleaner gets rid of those VC Redistributables and DirectX installers that Steam games download and run once and then never use again. Depending on how much of a Steam freak you are this can save you gigabytes of space. Culture KEXP streams its radio station. It is perhaps the hippest thing in the world and it has zero ads. If you want to scrobble it, KEXP Scrobbler works. What is scrobbling? It's sending a song to your Last.fm profile which is cool because last.fm is a fun website for music stuff. InstantWatcher.com tells you what's new on Netflix streaming, what's expiring soon, etc. The Fighter is expiring soon and it's pretty good so maybe watch that. Streaming Criterions tells you what Criterion Collection films are on Netflix streaming and on Hulu. Party Down, Danger 5, and Garth Merenghi's Darkplace are three brilliant TV shows that not enough people know about. Danger 5 is actually going up on Hulu but you should start with the short five episode webseries. Food This is kind of cheating because these things don't improve MY life (I don't own them) but I've heard people say that this flatware rocks. This is a fairly good free cookbook that focuses on teaching you HOW to cook rather than just throwing a bunch of recipes at you, leaving you unable to think for yourself. Misc WhatTheFont.com tells you what fucking font it is that they are using. Kitten livestream. Dude fosters kittens all the time and streams them. The current set of foster kittens is all named after characters from the movie Aliens. I haven't gotten any fucking work done at my computer since I discovered this site. So I'm not sure if it improves my life in the long run. But in the short run holy shit this is the greatest. Color Scheme Designer is a color scheme designer.
  22. Things That Improve Your Life

    Like I said when I posted it, you don't have to rate from 1 to 100. If you don't like "60" meaning "Bad" you can change that too. You can rate from 1 to 5 if you want (for a 1 to 5 star rating system). Or 1 through 20 if you're doing things like James and rating in increments of 5. Just go to your profile and scroll down to "Manually control the colors & quips applied to your rankings with this tool" near the bottom. James, the way the recommendation system works is that it finds people who rate movies like you rate movies and then aggregates their scores to guess at what you would rate the movie. This page explains it. You can also add people as friends ("Kumpels") and check out what they'd think of a movie if you think you know better than Criticker does whose taste to listen to. You can add me as a Kumpel!
  23. Things That Improve Your Life

    I used Flickchart for quite a while but I dumped it a little while after finding Criticker for a lot of reasons: 1. No predictions. I mean, yes, it's nice to have a list of my favorite movies, but it's a thousand times more useful to have a list of movies that I will enjoy. Flickchart's "best movies you haven't seen" are just based on the masses, which means that it told me I would want to watch shit I don't care about. Criticker is almost never wrong. 2. Criticker is much faster. If you're starting from scratch it's going to take forever to get your Flickchart set up, and even ranking a single movie in Flickchart takes a little while, and I suspect the results depend slightly arbitrarily on which movies you end up ranking against. 3. Criticker everything Flickchart does, and typically does it better. For example, here is the list of anime movies from the '90s that I haven't seen, ranked by how much I will enjoy them (the number at the end being the score I'd give them): Serial Experiments: Lain (1998) 92 Samurai X: Trust and Betray… (1999) 90 Only Yesterday (1991) 89 Perfect Blue (1998) 89 Porco Rosso (1992) 89 Whisper of the Heart (1995) 89 Memories (1995) 86 Patlabor 2 (1993) 85 Ghost in the Shell (1995) 85 Onkyo seimeitai Noiseman (1997) 85 Macross Plus (1994) 84 Pom Poko (1994) 83 Golden Boy: Sasurai no o-be… (1995) 82 On Your Mark (1995) 80 Rôjin Z (1991) 80 Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1998) 80 Comet in Moominland (1992) 79 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Th… (1998) 77 Armitage III: Poly Matrix (1997) 75 Dragon Ball Z 12: Fusion Re… (1995) 75 Ninja Scroll (1993) 75 Samurai X: The Motion Pictu… (1997) 72 4. Criticker does a lot of stuff Flickchart doesn't do, as far as I know. It's much easier to build these sorts of custom searches and to search custom lists, like "neo-noir" or "The Onion AV Club's New Cult Canon" or whatever. 5. Most importantly, I became dissatisfied with Flickchart's entire philosophy. I can't put every movie into an ordered list with the implication being the ones lower on the list are worse than the ones higher on the list, because I don't like all movies to different degrees. Some movies I like the same amount for the same reasons, and much more common is the case where I like two movies the same amount for different reasons. Is In a Lonely Place better than The Third Man? Is The Bridge on the River Kwai better than Chungking Express? Is Days of Heaven better than Being John Malkovich? Is The Road Warrior better than Paris, Texas? Dazed and Confused vs. On the Waterfront? Ghostbusters vs. Das Boot? I could give you answers to these questions, but not principled ones. My decision would change daily or hourly. Criticker doesn't make me choose and I think that makes way more sense. I looked at my Flickchart list at one point and realized that anything between #1 and #100 could probably move 20 spots or more without giving a result any less upsetting than what I had right then and there.
  24. 2013

    That just seems overly optimistic to me. The people "catching" these games are the ones posting them into the "Highly Recommended" section of that website or into Rock Paper Shotgun's Live Free Play Hard column or into RPS news posts or tweeting about them or whatever, but even that isn't enough to ensure success. The difference between indies and AAA games is that AAA games have a marketing budget to ensure they make some money back. Indie games aren't really guaranteed anything more than a miniscule trickle of sales.
  25. 2013

    No, I don't think "people like us" will automatically discover all the good shit out there. Every day I hear about new indie games and play a fraction of them. There is no way all the games I fail to play are bad and undeserving of my time. For every Kentucky Route Zero, Perspective, Corrypt, rat chaos, Cart Life, Flywrench, Frog Fractions, Murder Dog IV, Red Rogue, Teleglitch, Barkley Shut up and Jam Gaiden, Middens, Queer Pirate Plane, The Real Texas, and Digital: A Love Story, there are 5 equally awesome indie games that we don't hear about because they get buried/ignored/lost in the shuffle. Like, I haven't even played 10% of the Highly Recommended games at Free Indie Games, let alone all of the good games. And these are the free ones. Indie studios doing this for a living have to compete with amazing games being given away for free.