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  1. Loved the episode. Because you are all very knowledgeable, sometimes 3MA can come off a bit formal. This new format showed off a side that was a bit sillier that I enjoyed. The ending portion where Rob is saying they "might have been done for a while" discussing the fan meet was where it got weird and funny for me. Sticking it to the man was good. Who is the man? Who is the man.

    PS also loved the TV talk at the end. Thanks for adding to my unending watch list Rob! Between this and Idle Weekend, you're killing me! (Gossip Girl notwithstanding)

  2. I finished the Witcher 3 last night! This is the first RPG I've completed since Final Fantasy 9. Typically what happens is after I spend 15 hours in a game I end up moving on to some other game because I just don't have the attention span anymore. Then when I come back to it a few months later I completely forget how any of the systems work, and have completely forgotten the plot. So I just give up and leave the game behind. But the Witcher 3 actually has a great interface (and the interface kept getting better as the game got patched), and it does a really smart thing by having the loading screen act as a recap of the plot. So the game basically did everything right for someone like me who just kind of sporadically does games.

    The ending made me feel appropriately bummed about my choices throughout the game because that is definitely a universe where people are just kind of shitty and the best you can hope for is to make things slightly less terrible than they might otherwise be.

    What you've said about this game accommodating scattered gamers like us is so encouraging, really looking forward to getting the GOTY version down the road some time. I wish more RPGs and games and general behaved this way.

  3. I have finished Links Awakening DX, including color dungeon! Like I mentioned earlier, as a kid I shamelessly used Nintendo Power and tag teamed with a friend on dungeons. Doing it all myself was really lovely. I enjoy The density of the world and the arcadey combat. I did go online for a few hints, but only after screwing around quite a bit. Almost every time I was satisfied that the solution was fairly obscure. Thankfully this only happened 3-4 times.

  4. That's too bad, I'm currently blazing through LA for the first time by myself. As a kid, I tag teamed dungeons with my bestie and we shamelessly used Nintendo Power.

    I'm loving the immediacy of the 2D movement and combat. Most of the 3D Zeldas are plodding by comparison.

  5. Just an FYI, there's a half marathon on Sunday that's going on in Golden Gate Park. Keep that in mind for transit.

    Thanks for the heads up, we will stay well away :)

    This city is fun. I have been very pleased with how cold it is on the west side of the city. There's my banal observation.

  6. Hi all! I'm in SF until Sunday! This is my first time here! Any gamey or otherwise fun stuff I should hit up? We are staying in Outer Sunset. I will be mostly biking and public transitting. Uber is an option too.

    Thanks! I am so tired! People should not wake up at 3:15 AM. :( :( :(

  7. Can you or someone else recommend an iOS app for learning, training, competing? I'm one of those discussed on the pod that learned the basics as a kid but haven't played in ~20 years.

    EDIT: I see lichess has an app. Downloading now.

  8. Stopped that quick look seven minutes in. I'm going to miss the zeitgeist(busy with Offworld and Hitman now) but Man I'm in for some DOOM later this year.

  9. Tberton I hope I just friended you. There are a lot of Karzac on steam. I picked the one with 55 hours in offworld.

    I just made it through the tutorial and am starting the first practice game but can already tell this game is rad. I'm going to take the time and actually learn this strategy game. I've been so slanted toward controller games on my PC lately. Good to get familiar with the most and keyboard again.

  10. I'm loving this. I'm still working on the second tutorial level. Seeing the different options expand is so fun.

    Facebook showed me an ad post in my feed and I was very disheartened by the comments. Everyone was slugging the game merely on the basis of its episodic nature and I saw very little argument. Super anecdotal, but that with the stream reviews makes me bummed a bit. When I have a few more hours logged than three I'm going to put a positive review up.

  11. Oof. I just got this and am immediately disheartened. I have two issues that I've googled and tried to fix and now I turn to my favorite internet community?


    1) my mouse cursor on the menu registers as being a couple inches below where I see it on the screen. Example is putting my cursor on "play" highlights "quit" and will exit if I click.

    2) Once I'm playing a tiny movement of the mouse results in a large amount of erratic mouse movement, making it impossible to play.


    I can live with the first, but the second makes it unplayable. Googling suggested turning off v sync, which I did in the control panel and had no effect. Anyone run into this?


    EDIT: Okay, weird. I just played the game on my primary monitor (my TV) instead of my computer monitor (my "second screen" according to Win10) and that fixed the problem. But this is a M+KB game! This means it has to be a display issue right?