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Everything posted by DanJW

  1. FAO Thompson

    Pffft. Christmas avatars are so last month. It's all about Chinese New Year now.
  2. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    Trigger warning: Swans IPihMK_XZNw
  3. FAO Thompson

    You forgot something.
  4. FAO Thompson

  5. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    Are you ready for some shocking insights into the subtext and 'making of' Total Recall? ncR2_pnzngM
  6. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    They just need to let Big into their lives. It has made such a difference to me now that I know the level 3 secrets of biggons and how they affect us all. I can't wait to graduate to level 4.
  7. Johann Sebastian Joust

    We played this at Spaff's birthday celebration last night. Seven-way! It was stupid fun. I was pretty good at first, but then my brother started owning everyone. Stupid brother.
  8. The sneaky stealth game thread.

    Metal Geeear? I don't have much to add to this right now, except that I do enjoy stealth games. I often find them much more believable - I can accept a dude using stealth and clever tricks to infiltrate somewhere and take out a bunch of guys without warning, more then I can accept a one-man-army full-frontal assault. Even in stuff like World of Warcraft; a lot of the quests seemed to make so much more sense for my rogue, to be sent in alone to assassinate some warchief or other, then escape again unseen (the only drawback to this method-of-awesome being the lack of xp farmed, so you level up much slower).
  9. (IGN.com)

    Not sure where to post this, so I'm putting it here: Charlie Brooker: The trouble with video games isn't the violence. It's that most of the characters are dicks
  10. Happy Birthday!

    The fool managed to get food poisoning on his birthday! Hopefully we will celebrate him in style soon, after he has recovered.
  11. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    There is a flaw with his sneering plan: Big the Cat is awesome. Seriously. He's the only good side-kick since Knuckles.
  12. Plug your shit

    Axolotls are Awesome!!! and so is your work.
  13. (IGN.com)

    To be honest, I don't read Destructoid very often. I mentioned it because I am occasionally forwarded to interesting articles or reviews on there and I don't feel any qualms about clicking those links (as opposed to a link to Kotaku, which I would never click on willingly).
  14. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

  15. (IGN.com)

    Exactly the same here, and for much the same reasons (I don't even like to click on a Kotaku link, even if it's an interesting story). About the only large sites I still read are RPS, Destructoid and Eurogamer.
  16. GTA V

    We can guess a little bit by the "V" logo. It looks like it's based on a banknote. Maybe this time we will play a criminal investment banker ripping off the world economy!
  17. The ASTOUNDING thread of science!

    Actually, the neat thing about quantum locking is that it does perform just as well at any angle (the quantum part comes in because the magnetic field penetrates microscopic fissures in the superconductor, and magnetic fields are globular: check out more here). Besides which you would presumable have superconductor plates in the walls and ceilings of the train as well, so as to distribute stress evenly. There is comparatively little stress placed on metal parts of the track or the superconductor, which is one way in which it beats out conventional tracks, especially at odd angles. If the cooling system fails... it's time to adopt the crash position! Although to be honest I don't think this technology will be truly useful for human transport until we find/invent room temperature superconductors.
  18. The ASTOUNDING thread of science!

    Well, for instance, the tracks could go along the side of a cliff while the train stays upright (now THAT'S a ride!). Or, you could use this technology to make a turbolift that travels in any plane, just like on Star Trek! Like all science and technology, the more you think about it the more amazing and unexpected creative applications you find.
  19. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    Needs more Keyboard Cat.
  20. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    fEATei2wewY Also, couldn't imbed, but this made my gigle in a very silly manner: 'Criminal' penguin caught on film http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15305502
  21. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    I'm pretty sure they're just discussing their latest LARP session. Right?
  22. Starbreeze's Syndicate

    mKQ5QaBi0T4 Pretty much exactly what everyone feared: a Deus Ex clone that is Syndicate in name only.
  23. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    Great to see such a range of opinions, some of them quite sophisticated (also a reminder that kids can sometimes be weirdly conservative). Favourite line: "Like Hannah Montana. She was great, but then she started acting like a hooker".