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  1. DOTA 2

    Yeah Lich is kinda crazy good now. Such an EXP advantage just by his existing.
  2. Devil Daggers - Cutting to the Quick

    This game stresses me right the fuck out. I dig the aesthetic and the concept but god damn if it isn't stressful as hell. Any thoughts on how to overcome this?
  3. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Aaron Joseph Newman is an indie hiphop artists with the stylings of Kanye and Macklemore. He's pretty emotionally honest, funny and just cool all around. I discovered him when I ran a student-run film festival a couple years back and he submitted his music video for "El Muppet Song" and it captured my heart. The day I realized he had two albums on Spotify might have been one of the greatest days of my life so far. Check it out:
  4. Idle Sugar

    Hazelnut and chocolate is best. Mike and Ike and I have a seriously dysfunctional relationship. Like, I don't think counseling could even help us.
  5. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Hey there! What are your favorite games?
  6. Android Games

    I've actually been getting back into pixel dungeon a bit lately, I found it to be pretty tedious and lacking in the mechanical insanity of other more "hardcore" roguelikes. I've been trying out some of the new variants though and i'm definitely interested in trying Sprouted. Also, Downwell is the best Android game ever ever ever.
  7. The major strength of A Link Between Worlds is, no doubt, the dungeons. The story is standard fair, the graphics are only okay. Like they mentioned on the episode, the dungeons are more focused and concise, and this is surprisingly revolutionary, especially considering the nature of playing a game like Zelda on a handheld. Yes, I enjoyed the freedom, yes I enjoyed Ravio, yes the music is utterly beautiful, but it is the dungeon design that made this game for me.
  8. Life

    It's pretty damn good.
  9. Psst my Steam ID is Serenok, I just joined the group and I need to join the guild/chat channel in DotA 2. I play far too much of that game.
  10. DOTA 2

    Terrorblade is a blast not just because you can induce complete and utter rage in the all-chat but because he is a late game scaling carry with jungling, tower-pushing and early fighting capabilities. He's one of my favorites to play right now in safe lane, although the other team calling imbalanced does get rather old.
  11. Is free to play inherently evil?

    No video game design choice is inherently evil or even inherently harmful. Rather, it is the exploitation of ignorant customers or children that is evil. If a game preys on our psychology for the sake of greed, I would say it is pretty damn evil.
  12. Though I am far from an expert on the games you mentioned, it seems to me that the answer is quite simple. For me, at least, it all depends upon what kind of universe the game aims to build. If the game world/narrative is one of gritty realism or calculated precision, only the former type of ship would mesh well with the rest of the experience. With games such as Halo, FTL or even Starbound, however, aesthetics generally trump practicality. If I am already suspending my disbelief for the glorified heroism and archetypal aliens in Halo, why would I demand that ships be realistic? Again, I don't think I am really the audience for this post, but those are my two cents.
  13. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Hi! My name is Carson, and I'm a film student from North Carolina. I have been listening to the podcast for almost a year now, but I have only now bothered with the forums. I am a long time Nintendo fan/junkie and a (relatively) new DotA addict. My Steam ID is "Serenok" if anyone cares to play a game. God knows I own more than I probably should.