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  1. Was that the frogmoth sound when Laura disappears? Also I liked the prominent white horse figure in Carrie's house—just like Sarah Palmer's old vision!
  2. I don't want to live in a reality where James isn't cool.
  3. Half-Life 2: Episode 3

    Definitely! I agree more with what you said than what I said. There are parts of Laidlaw's outline that say "exciting video game setpiece goes here" to really bring out those moment-to-moment strengths of the prior games. It seems like Laidlaw did everything he could do to get the team excited and I wonder why it didn't catch on.
  4. Half-Life 2: Episode 3

    The flurry of negative reviews for Half-Life 2: Episode 2 all seem pretty honest in their frustration. In some aspects, recommending the Episodes now is like recommending Spacebase DF-9, another game publicly abandoned by its company post-release. The one negative review added recently to Ricochet is petty, though.
  5. Half-Life 2: Episode 3

    I think the letter is a really good possibility space for Half-Life 2: Episode 3 — ice battles! Using Source's optical illusions to create a Dyson Sphere! But trying to make it Half-Life 3? It isn't a big enough story for that.
  6. Jurassic World Evolution - Nick's GOTY.cx 2018

    A Tyrannosaurus Rex with Dot Gobbler's face.
  7. CHRIS: "Let's talk about Bad Coop." JAKE: "Oh man, he's pretty bad. But he is good at arm wrestling." Nobody can sell that line like Jake!
  8. I enjoy that you are continually, slowly talking yourselves into a genuine Season 3 Rewatch podcast sometime in the future.
  9. Artifact - The Dota Card Game

    Next year Valve will release...a game! Do you like Collectible Card Games? Do you like Dota? Do you like having aggressive behavioral analytics run on you at all times? Then Artifact is for you! I don't see a site yet. Are there any details out there? (There are none in the trailer.) I'm excited to see any sort of game development at all at Valve; we'll see if this actually comes out next year!
  10. Forum theme woes

    Fight the good fight, Doug!
  11. Since Sonny Jim gets his gym set that takes up the whole backyard this episode, last episode was the absolute last time they could use that catch game. They definitely found that one in the editing room!
  12. Finally saw this episode and listened to the podcast. I couldn't tell if Sarah's double voice matched up with her low, seemingly-possessed vocals from the Season 2 finale. Could she have been in this state for 25 years? If you're going to put two Tarantino veterans in an a scene together where they discuss fast food options and casually shoot somebody in the head, uh, don't. I kinda wished the game of catch went on longer. One throw to Dougie; no reaction. Sonny-Jim walks to the ball, picks it up, throws it again. The same thing. Then on the third throw Dougie's Sam Raimi-reflexes kick in and he catches the ball perfectly, still with no reaction on his face.