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  1. Getting me to actually follow through on an idea for once, the Idle Thumbs Community presents: Mouth Feel: The Summer Wizard Cocktail Jam Inspired by Thumbs Tiki Drink Streams and a reader sending in a homemade recipe called the Similar Face, this is a place for people who may not be aspiring game developers but want to drink like devs do. The rules are similar to Wizard Jam's parameters - submit a recipe that uses an Idle Thumbs episode title or otherwise references Idle Thumbs. An abbreviated list of Thumbs titles (about the first 200) can be found here. One important additional rule: For a matter of (literal) taste, please note whether you have made and consumed your cocktail, or at least have created it with the intention of humans doing so. We want to encourage silly jokes like The Fanboy's Lament being 99 bananas and angostura bitters served at room temperature, but the opportunity to share legitimate drinks with silly names and maybe (per Chris) have them featured as drinks on a stream sometimes means we also want to tag appropriately. Submit your cocktail recipes here! If you prepare and document the creation and consumption of a beverage, even better! Please feel free to submit as many recipes as you'd like. If we get to a point where we go through all the suggestions and need to narrow it down, we'll cross that bridge then. Silly starter example: Cool Uncle - a New Belgium Fat Tire, submitted by applecider Go forth and drink!
  2. I bought INSERTNAMEHERE'S BATTLEGROUNDS yesterday and I'm not sure why I waited 3 weeks. It's, at present, a straightforward take on the games of Battle Royale. You and 99 of your closest friends are air dropped out of the back of a cargo plane onto an island covered in guns, gear, and vehicles, and your task is to be the last person standing. As the game progresses, players are herded into an increasingly shrinking safe area of the map. It's currently more popular than any game on Steam that Valve hasn't set up as a gambling skinner box. I played for 2 hours yesterday, and outside of the jank that seems omnipresent in games like this, it was really good and fun. Has anyone else tried it out? Can we squad up?
  3. bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

    one of the reasons bitcoin is bad is because it needs to be regulated but it was created and adopted by people who demanded it should never be regulated. If you said to me "refinements in blockchain tech could lead to currency improvements in the future" then i'd agree with you. Bitcoin, though, is bad.
  4. Sports!

    Hello friends. I noted an absence of Olympics-related posted when they rolled around, and the NCAA tournament barely lasted a page even though it's possibly the second biggest American viewer sporting event of the year. Due to the diversity of the group and possible general non-sportsiness it may be futile to create a thread devoted to a single sports topic. But I like sports. All of them (except for that one). Here is a thread to talk about sports as a whole. If you like sports, like talking about sports, or just like talking, do those things here re: sports. Today is opening day for Major League Baseball. It's a pretty amazing day. Everyone still has hope, you can watch baseball for about 47 hours in a 24 hour period, and it's the unofficial true beginning of spring. At the same time, there are other Sports Things happening all around the world. Talk about them here!
  5. Endorsements from Thumbs Readers

    I want to endorse baking bread. It's amazing and less difficult than you think and very rewarding. Plus you can have an amazingly gentle Irish man coach you through it.
  6. Episode 417: 2017 in Review

    I respect this! I think pepperoni and ham are bringing significantly different things to the ********* party and I wouldn't switch it up but I understand. If you're already pairing ********* and jalapeno I just want the salt of the ham. If you want to go whole hog go *********/ham/bacon.
  7. I think Idle Thumbs would be good on The Flophouse podcast. Watch a bad movie and then get wild on it is right in the Thumbs' wheelhouse.
  8. in the vein of Kutiman, two of my favorites
  9. Episode 417: 2017 in Review

    Perusing and catching up on some back episodes of 3MA after the spark was rekindled from Stellaris 2.0 rolling out this weekend, it's equal parts hilarious and frustrating to hear that Rowan's solution to make space games not all MoO is to make them literally not space games. Relatedly, who the hell is putting ********* on a pizza with pepperoni? The whole idea is it's Hawaiian style because the ********* goes with the ham.
  10. DOOM

    DOOM 2016 has released to what feels like a lack of fanfare due to a subpar multiplayer beta. No reviews are in, but first impressions seem largely positive about the direction the game takes. I'm being swept away in nostalgia and Doomguy. Talk about your DOOM here.
  11. Wolfenstein II: It's a Blastkowicz

    Aha. That's right at the beginning of the game, but if you haven't played The New Order the context and emotion of those characters isn't going to hit. BJ knows all those folks from the events of the first Machine Games Wolfenstein.
  12. Wolfenstein II: It's a Blastkowicz

    Going bullet by bullet * Not sure what part of the game the demo is, but it's possible * Very possible, the English voice acting is genuinely excellent. I'd be curious about your impressions of the Spanish. * If you're thinking about it it might be true * Almost definite. I know people are into the steam controller but it's no substitute for a first person shooter. I have to imagine they aren't dropping a lot of cutscene bombs on you if you're playing a 20 minute demo, and the cutscenes are the heart and soul of the game.
  13. GOTY of the Year

    There's a desert map with a luchador arena, a sawed off shotgun and a jetski, holy shit Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
  14. The McElroy Family of Products

    IMO Fate is a good system for Adventure Zone, because the consequences of using the system are really flexible and spin out down the road in ways that aren't just damage points. It allows conflicts that aren't ended with death or an artificial interruption by story conceits. It allows open interpretation of skills and abilities to play to the creativity of the goofballs using it. Plus the numbers are small and easy to interpret.
  15. Oh neat, I am super glad you talked about Terroir! I bought that game for my dad when it came out of early access because he likes games and wine. I'll have to bother him about playing it now that it's gotten Boosted so thoroughly. BTW, Ludo is from Episode 80, Happy Dishonored Halloween, perhaps my personal favorite episode.
  16. GOTY of the Year

    1. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS (TM) (R) (C) ESQ, LLC Also: West of Loathing Hollow Knight Dead Cells Wolfenstein 2 Prey Horizon Zero Dawn Mario Middle Earth: Shadow of War Heat Signature Hon. mention: Night in the Woods (A game I like, but have not finished and has not captivated me like many others) Zelda (The excellent characters and story of Horizon, a wildly similar game, combined with not playing Zelda at launch to ride the wave of the zeitgeist really has me feeling like I missed something other people are slam dunking as GOTY) Haven't played, want to (or won't): Nier: The gameplay drives me away from a story that attracts me. Eagerly awaiting spoiler discussions AC:O Battle Chef Brigade Steamworld Dig 2 Dishonored: DOTO
  17. It's interesting to have a relatively exact knowledge of how far through Wolf 2 Chris is, just by virtue of having a discussion of hitler's chaingun arm.
  18. Wolfenstein II: It's a Blastkowicz

    Played the story from start to finish yesterday. Holy crap what a game! Goodness I thought some other games had a moment or two. This game had a moment or two per level. Whoever did the cinematography for some of those cutscenes deserves a lot of awards. Played on whatever the default setting was, did not experience the difficulty spikes I've seen a lot about. Bring on every spoiler cast.
  19. Gaming HDTV recommendations

    It's hard to go really wrong on a tv, now. The thing I hear the most, especially higher end stuff, is everything is good but too expensive. My suggestion is take a look at the wirecutter article and if those TVs don't quite fit what you're looking for, pay attention to the qualities they valued and compare what you're looking at against them.
  20. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    It's explicitly a revenge story, told through the eyes of the man who was successfully framed for the brutal murder of his country's ruler and his lover. This story isn't a Law and Order episode, it's reclaiming the throne by the most effective methods 6 people can manage. Unless you're motivated by extrinsic factors (achievements that tell you not to kill anyone, or a desire to mess around with all the outsider powers, say), it's on you as the character to decide whether a fate worse than death is a warranted action. There aren't any "good" options.
  21. Super Mario Odyssey (One D, Two Ss)

    I'm trying to find a perspective, comparing those two games. I think the way I'm contextualizing it is I understand the praise of Zelda far more than I do Mario. Even though I finished Mario and I probably won't finish Zelda, I get why people went absolutely nuts about Breath of the Wild. Comparatively, I think Mario is fun with a couple of moments that stand out. The music is awesome though, I've caught myself whistling it at work.
  22. Super Mario Odyssey (One D, Two Ss)

    I have now completed the game. It ended really well, I'm very glad I loaded it back up and more or less mainlined the last 3-4 worlds. The ending sequence was great, I was smiling almost the entire time. The kingdom you unlock after finishing was worth running around in. The kingdom you unlock with enough moons though...
  23. Super Mario Odyssey (One D, Two Ss)

    So far this game is Good, with Great moments. New Donk City saved the game for me, it's by far the strongest and most creative thing I've seen so far. I think perhaps I was expecting more, with the absolute maximum level of hyperbole shown in review scores. The caveat is I have not "completed" the game, so maybe it gets stonk crazy 3 hours of play time from where I am now.
  24. Crota 2Day: A Destiny 2 Forum Thread

    You could talk to us in slack instead of being dramatic about the act of attempting to interact with people instead, I guess?
  25. I'm now at the portion of the podcast where Nick angrily describes eating a bushel of crabs in Maryland. He is objectively incorrect, because nowhere did I hear him say "the best eating experience you can have with friends, where you get to hit stuff with a hammer". The weird partially remembered recollection of the miasma of crab guts and old bay haze was hilarious to listen to, though.