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  1. Full Throttle Remastered

    Might be that I was playing the game clandestinely at work, it was a slow day I swear, but I didn't really notice it. I also remember the CG graphics in the original being janky so perhaps my brain just glossed over it.
  2. Full Throttle Remastered

    Ditto, turns out i remember everything
  3. Full Throttle Remastered

    I am playing it now, I obviously played too much as a kid, I have remembered every solution so far lol
  4. Stellaris feels like the best 4X game I have played in terms of scale and functionality, but it suffers from my higher expectations as much as anything. I wish the game had more depth, but I cannot think of any space 4X game with close to the depth Stellaris already has. I loved MoO2, but that game is worse in almost every way.
  5. Photos of things

    Took a hike on Saturday, Got a nice photo of the Mississippi and city, as well as a tree that a beaver had been working on.
  6. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

    I watched the 2011 film last night so I now have the book, miniseries and film all fresh in my mind. Some thoughts below .
  7. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    I am always looking for bounty hunting buddies! If you can get yourself to Fabian City in HIP20277 you can wing up with my while I work on upgrading my Fer-de-Lance. I often get 2-300,000 from a single kill these days.
  8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

    He is definitely a perfect old British man.
  9. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    I haven't had a chance to do multicrew yet and don't currently have a weapons loadout that makes sense with it. I did enjoy naming my ships and customizing my character though.
  10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

    No worries I do have a distinct memory of being confused about many details of the film, they were mostly cleared up by watching it again later, but I do prefer to have confusing elements explained. I am currently watching the miniseries, its a much more direct translation of the book into film. Although it did make some changes to the order in which the story was told. I will probably always prefer books to films because they are not as limited by run time or budget, but I can see how a more succinct or stylized version can be more appealing. Side note, I found that of the Smiley books I have read so far I enjoyed Tinker the most, I wonder if its because I already had a relationship with it through the film and miniseries. I also want to check out the film version of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.
  11. Fake Games

    This issue has reminded me of my fear of buying electronics peripherals on amazon. It is almost impossible to tell if you are buying a real OEM cell phone charger or if you are buying a knock off. I now only buy explicitly 3rd party products because manufacturers are far less likely to impersonate Belkin than they are with Apple and Samsung. Similarly on steam when I see a game with less that great graphics I have no way of knowing if its a thrown together scam or a great game by someone who doesn't have the skill or resources to make it pretty.
  12. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    At first I made an avatar that looked like me, then I realized, why be me when I can be a weird android looking dude?
  13. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

    I have seen the film three or four times now and actually just finished the book today. There are definitely a few scenes that make more sense with the more fleshed out info in the book, but I feel like the film does stand up on its own overall. Has anyone here seen the 1979 miniseries version? I saw it a long time ago and barely remember it. I am interested in re-watching both now that I have read all the books leading up to and including Tinker Tailor.
  14. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    10 gig download, its a biggun!
  15. Endorsements from Thumbs Readers

    I am a big fan of no knead breads, one of my favorites that is super easy, only takes 2.5 hours total.
  16. I am super interested in this game, but was very let down by Sir. Are there any non-RPS reviews of this game? Not that I don't trust RPS because of the close ties between the Dev and the site, but they already love the game and would like some outside opinions.
  17. Other podcasts

    I have been recently trying to expand the perspectives of my politics podcasts and recommended What A Hell Of A Way To Die Its a podcast hosted by three veterans who are politically on the left. Rarely do I hear politics and military topics discussed by lower level soldiers and even more rarely from a lefty soldier perspective.
  18. Fake Games

    The new Steam program isn't about removal of games, its about doing a better job sorting games so crappy asset flips that are marginally functional don't appear with anything like the frequency that well made games from respected devs do. Digital Homicides games were only removed after the Dev started attacking people, which is very different from fans doing it.
  19. Fake Games

    My understanding is that steam wasn't going to remove games from the platform, simply bury bad seeming ones with algorithms unless it started getting some positive attention.
  20. Total Warhammer

    This game didn't really have its own thread so I figured I would create one. Destructoid liked it Chaos is now going to be a free post launch addon who have some cool sounding mechanics:
  21. Total Warhammer

    The standalone map may include races from the first two games as unplayable. I know they plan on making a world map at some point with every race on it.
  22. Fake Games

    It's super rampant on iOS/Android/windows app stores. That hilarious firewatch for iOS game is a perfect example
  23. Didactic Thumbs (Pedantry Corner)

    I think there are two types. Classic click bait is just a salacious headline with a mindane article. But some sites get accused of writing purposely controversial articles as a way to drive traffic. Jezebel is a good example of this, they thrive off outrage.
  24. Stellaris may be one of the few grand strategy games where i am really interested in the non-war parts more than war. That being said my first game will be creating a hive mind species, turning them into robots and spreading borg domination across the galaxy. Aside from that I am excited about being able to build 'tall' because planets are for losers. Space stations are the best! It also makes becoming more powerful while trying to build a federation much more interesting. I will no longer just have to sit around and wait for an end game crisis.
  25. Sounds pretty good to me!