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  1. Idle Weekend November 20, 2016: Electing Better

    @TokyoDan It's not always exactly the deportation issue, but the increased 'be ready to show your papers' powers that authorities would have carrying this out, and how enforcement of this would dis-proportionally affect non-white legal citizens.
  2. Overwatch - That time Blizzard made a non-Diablocraft game.

    Competitive has been a mixed back for me, I kinda wanted to check it out in solo Q and had 1 great game where the other team was much worse and we stomped, 1 bad game where one guy was in voice chat calling everyone newbs, and 1 game where we lost, likely really outmatched, but at least people were relatively friendly in chat. The placement games sortof make me feel just like a random cog in whatever matchmaking decides though.
  3. Woof.

    Beware of Purina Triangles Shapes
  4. Overwatch - That time Blizzard made a non-Diablocraft game.

    Played this during the recent beta weekend and had a real great time with it, probably most fun I've had with a multiplayer shooter in a long time. I actually enjoy the absence of that grindy progression had actually started to turn me off of shooters. Being able to dive right in to any character immediately without a handicap was refreshing, letting me just explore the playstyle and role of each one. Once I got going, completely forgot about the lack of loadout stuff, to me the game works pretty well on it's own terms.
  5. Woof.

    My GF loves this hilarious looking dog we saw on petfinder, it looks like his head is too small for his body
  6. Official Giant Bomb Thread Mostly for Complaining About Dan

    Yep it was the most unprofessional of Fridays for sure. I might have to watch that first hour or so again just to soak it all in.
  7. Stardew Valley

    The only thing kinda 'hard' about this game was getting the hang of the fishing, I'm fine with it now, but those first few days it was kinda frustrating, since that's also when I really needed to catch some damn sardines! Could this be the Dark Souls of fishing sims??? I also know I wasted some time getting going in my first fall and it's really nagging me.
  8. Idle Thumbs PS4 Community

    Now you can search so this community will be easier to find
  9. Official Giant Bomb Thread Mostly for Complaining About Dan

    I gotta agree, between Kerbal and the American Trucker playdate we are getting some awesome Vinny action recently, and Austin is such a good presense on the Kerbal show. I'm not as big a fan of watching the more narrative game videos, so I hope they keep this sort of thing up.
  10. Better Call Saul

    They intentionally made the intro bad looking, like some sort of VCR era public access look, including the cut at the end. There was an interview where the creators hilariously say "hey these other title sequences on shows are so nice, let's make a shitty one like some lowest bidder video guy Saul would use"
  11. Idle Thumbs 248: The Bear's Black Heart

    That ending is some of the best Video game podcasting of our time, the weeks of buildup, the big plot twist, people were stabbed in the back, bears were sawed in the front, thank you for that Chris & Nick.
  12. Hearthstone: Because what Magic really needed was F2P mechanics

    So now they are adding formats! I think this is very exciting since gives you another format without the entrenched Naxx/GvG cards like Shredder and Boom, yay!
  13. Making Music. Tunes by Idle Thumbsters

    I'm a big Ableton Live fan for just how easy it makes it to translate from brain -> song once you get past the initial hurdle of the jam-packed interface. Even the version that comes bundled in with some hardware is pretty powerful.
  14. Movie/TV recommendations

    I'm really liking the Expanse on scifi, it took me a bit to warm to some of the actors but the worldbuilding is exquisite and it's nice to see something that ambitious.
  15. Woof.

    When she started to dig I remember reading somewhere that you could train them not to dig at all, or just train them where not to dig, so I just let her dig in that one spot for 8+ years (because I thought it would be hilarious). Before I moved from that place a few months back it measured over 3 ft deep, contained 4 tennis balls and a few muddy toys and had occasionally even had 2 dogs fit in it.
  16. Woof.

    My girl likes to dig.
  17. Official Giant Bomb Thread Mostly for Complaining About Dan

    The Kerbal stuff is fantastic! Vinny manages to keep things moving in a game that could easily derail into endless minutia and then intentionally sabotages things just enough to keep Alex and Austin on their toes, who seem to legitimately care about the Kerbals. Oh man, that botched rescue mission is among my favorite GB moments ever, I can't wait for more things to go wrong in this series.
  18. Idle Thumbs 240: Mikami's Iconic Hat

    I love these alternate in house ways to play things, I used to try all sorts of ways to handicap myself when playing my younger brother so things would be fairer without any intentional in game letting him win, specifically I remember playing tecmo bowl with my feet and he could use his hands, I had to rely on a quick passing game with a usually very bad QB while he could do all sorts of Bo Jackson shenanigans running all over the place where my toes couldn't keep up.
  19. Official Giant Bomb Thread Mostly for Complaining About Dan

    This last podcast was glorious, the chaos, "help us brad", Vinny vs Dan, the 45 minutes of taco bell talk
  20. Official Giant Bomb Thread Mostly for Complaining About Dan

    If you bailed on Danswers earlier because of the upteenth "almost got married" story, it's worth checking out the recent one because Brad Muir was an absolute treasure. After a harrowing tail of birth and afterbirth, he was very perceptive about picking things out of the emails and made some really thoughtful points.
  21. Hearthstone: Because what Magic really needed was F2P mechanics

    To me it's more, maybe a lot more, aggressive than it was before, warlock is more often to be a demonzoo than a handlock, aggressive druid with fel reavers has changed how you mulligan for Druid. On the opposite end warriors that can just spiral out of control with their armor. I agree that I'd like to see smaller changes more often, I worry that this hands off approach to keep the mobile crowd happy is going to alienate the returning crowd. Really hope they unveil some cool features at blizzcon, I would really like to see some social features and tools, playing with friends is really awesome in this game and it can help a lot to alleviate what a drag ladder can be.
  22. Hearthstone: Because what Magic really needed was F2P mechanics

    Kinda crazy that this is probably going to shake up the meta as much as TGT did. I really do wish that did balance changes more often, but Ben talking about people auto conceding when first noticing the undertaker change was really interesting.
  23. Official Giant Bomb Thread Mostly for Complaining About Dan

    This Ryckert vs Klepek thing has been hilarious, I'm hoping the unarchived do a mashup of Dan periscoping and Patricks last night attemps like this gif
  24. It was hilarious to hear the rant on Mario 64, I was one of those guys playing Diablo and Quake or whatever at the time. I wonder what the market for games/toys that take advantage of midi controllers? I'd never really thought of using mine for anything but music.
  25. Hearthstone: Because what Magic really needed was F2P mechanics

    My highest rank is like 5 or 6 with a midrange paladin, I usually end around 12 or 10 playing weirder decks, I think completely sticking to one stable list is really key to go up there, I just don't have the patience for it.