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Everything posted by gormanate

  1. Post your face!

    Just call me John Q Video Games.
  2. Game Jams

    My school had a game jam based on blame culture within a health care context. My friends and I more or less made a twine game for it but we won! I'm not actually super happy with the results, but its the first game I've made start to finish, and the actual experience of having people play it, and then tell us that they were as into it as they were was a terrific feeling. http://www.errordiary.org/?page_id=9031
  3. To be fair I think most people in their 20s (maybe actually most people(???)) would be terrified if they had the opportunity to hear themselves from 5 -6 years ago. I know this is absolutely the case for me, I just didn't have the chance to speak into a microphone and put myself on the internet back then.
  4. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    I think I'm done with Saint's Row IV. I thought the beginning was pretty funny...but nothing Im doing is really that enjoyable to me, and I'm losing interest in pushing through to see a couple crazy cutscenes. I feel a horrible compulsion to just do everything on the map even though its all really bland....so yeah...I don't think I'm gonna go back to it unless I just need something that is incredibly mindless. I see what people like about it but I don't think it is for me.
  5. Movie/TV recommendations

    There is a theatre in Boston called the Brattle Theatre right near Harvard and when I was interning in the area over the summer, I frequently went to showings there. They always had a fantastic selection of older movies playing, and the audience was so much fun to watch the movies with. Watching The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for the first time there is one of my most cherished cinema memories I've had to date. I'm sure to people living in big cities, this sort of thing is not amazing to hear about, but growing up in the midwest I never really had that growing up.
  6. Woah Adam made that hilarious Dikembe Mutombo game for Old Spice?? Cool!
  7. I would imagine it would have something to do with what Chris said, about how some people have been waiting for a game like Star Citizen to come out forever, and now that it is coming, they are willing to completely buy into everything about the game. When the in-game purchases are for something people are incredibly excited about, they're less likely to see the craziness I would imagine, vs. continually paying for another MMO or match-three game that is more or less a carbon copy of all the other versions of that out there.
  8. Anyone Remember?

    If I had the opportunity to speak on a podcast back in 2009 the shit I would've said would be way worse. The public discourse about that stuff wasn't where it was today and people grow up over time. It was legitimately shocking to hear though because its just language I haven't really been exposed to for a while.
  9. General Video Game Deals Thread

    Has anyone tried the stuff in the roguelike bundle? I tend to usually like roguelikes a lot, and they all look somewhat interesting?
  10. Anyone Remember?

    Jesus, listening to old podcasts of Idle Thumbs is so weird. I decided to go to a random episode of the back catalogue today during work because I was doing fairly mindless stuff, and it was just so bizarre to hear the thumbs casually drop "retarded", and read an email about someone getting a "bj" while listening to Idle Thumbs. You'd never hear that stuff in an episode now I don't think(?) I guess it was 5 years ago...but my brain was just so confused. Weird!
  11. General Video Game Deals Thread

    Woo! Just got Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition! Ive heard this PC port isn't very good but am excited to play a Souls game for the first time.
  12. Books, books, books...

    I read it for a book club I'm in with a few friends and they all really liked it, and I really just feel like I'm in an Emperor's New Clothes situation. The representation of women was so bad/overtly sexist/gross, protagonist obsessed with his manhood and constantly talks about his problems getting an erection....And I really didn't understand what the novel was trying to say in the end. I've gone on too much about a book I don't really like, I just find the general positive way in which other people talk about the novel baffling.
  13. Idle Thumbs 163: A B C D E3

    God Splatoon looks pretty cool actually...I find myself wanting a Wii U more and more...someone please stop me from making a dumb decision.
  14. I just installed Thief: Gold for the first time

    So I just started playing Thief and absolutely love it. It took me a little bit to get into it, but last night had a fantastic experience and am really excited to keep playing it. So yeah, this game owns. That was one of the cooler video game experiences I've had recently.
  15. Books, books, books...

    I ended up finishing Hard-Boiled Wonderland the other day, and my opinion didn't change much/got worse. There was a bit in the end I found somewhat interesting but overall bounced off the book pretty hard. I have very little desire to read anything else by Murakami.
  16. Books, books, books...

    I'm a little over half-way done with Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami and really losing steam...I'm having a lot of trouble connecting with it in any meaningful way and getting very little out of reading it. He also does the classic Male Novelist thing where women are described solely by their physical appearance and sexuality which I have very little patience for at this point....Have any of you read it and had a different experience?
  17. Idle Thumbs Criterion Film Club?

    I like this! Id definitely be up for this!
  18. Books, books, books...

    So after finishing Stoner about a month ago, its been stuck on my mind for quite some time. I was talking with a friend about it, who's currently reading it, specifically about the character of Edith. While I understand she was raised in a emotionally disconnected environment, and had her sexuality completely suppressed as she grew up, which I think makes her actions more understandable, she seems a little overly-characatureish....exisiting primarily to make Stoner's life more difficult. I know a few of you have read it, and are very positive about it, and I'd be interested to hear what you think about her character. Edit: Maybe this isn't the right thread to be asking this in. If so Ill move it elsewhere
  19. Plug your shit

    I think the most recent picture was just a bizarre one that it pulled. I have it randomly pull one from bing search results, and I'm not smart enough to filter out which ones are "good", leading to the most recent kinda shitty post.
  20. Plug your shit

    Hey I made an incredibly dumb twitter bot. After Darius Kazemi's work, I felt inspired to create do something myself. Follow https://twitter.com/WiseWrestlers to see a inspirational quote falsely attributed to a WWE wrestler once a day.
  21. Idle Thumbs 157: Molymoto

    Me when they mentioned the Idle Book Club at the end.
  22. The threat of Big Dog

    Looks like we have some good(?) robot news. http://io9.com/stephen-hawking-says-a-i-could-be-our-worst-mistake-in-1570963874?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
  23. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    How old are these kids? This is great! Very Black Keys-y in my opinion but I'm really impressed.
  24. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

  25. Cartoons!

    I started watching Rick and Morty after reading Film Crit Hulk's praises of it, and agree that the show rules. I definitely find the animation pretty off-putting, and for some reason having Morty burp as much as he does drives me nuts, but overall the show is really good. I'm quite enjoying it.