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  1. Do you have previews of the two art pieces on offer?
  2. It's a minor miracle that the word "wizard" was not uttered during the whole show outside of this song.
  3. Idle Thumbs panel at PAX Prime

    How does Kill Screen compare to Edge? I've got the impression that the latter is like the New Yorker of gaming journalism.
  4. Idle Thumbs panel at PAX Prime

    You'll be pleased to learn that I ordered Kill Screen Magazine sight-unseen purely based on your pod recommendation! http://thumbs.spreadshirt.com/ kind of counts, right?
  5. I want to listen to Nick talk about Hearts of Iron 3
  6. Did Chris say that there wouldn't be a podcast this week because of his London vacation?
  7. Starcraft 2

    I can definitely see why his casts wouldn't please everyone, but I personally find his energy infectious. For me, Starcraft can be a source of real anxiety and stress IRL, so I actually enjoy the levity he brings to his 'cast. Personally I find his dumb jokes to be pretty funny--he has some dumb 'cast memes just like a certain other The Idle Thumbs Podcast I agree that the website he uses--Livestream--is kind of bad, but hey, that company is hosting 1hr casts at the price of like two ads. It's really not that bad of a deal for subpar usability. edit: I believe Day9 is currently getting his masters in video games from University of Southern California. I'm sure he could find a way to visit SF for a con/interview/daytrip.
  8. Real Lives

    If someone ends up downloading/playing this "Video game", I'd be interested to see what you think about it. I'm mildly intrigued but not enough to give them my personal info.
  9. Huh, nobody is making this argument. I guess you're right that publishing games is not "making games" per se but it's pretty reasonable to say that EA is makingpublishing some pretty good games now.
  10. Starcraft 2

    I would love it if you guys brought Sean Plott onto The Idle Thumbs Podcast. I bet he'd be willing--he's always trying to spread the word about his show. I believe he is a grad student at the same USC program that produced Flower last year, too.
  11. Hm, do you have a list of recent EA and EA Partners games handy? Sadly Wikipedia is not delivering. A guy on another forum I frequent just made a "EA makes shit games" post and it's very important that I prove this person wrong on the Internet.
  12. I think Chris was trying to force the RTS metaphor a bit, but that's okay because I can tell that SC2 is constantly on his mind these days. Or at least his twitter. More SC2 chat, please!
  13. Non-video games

    Dominion exists as a (sort of) video game on the German website BrettspielWelt. www.brettspielwelt.de I wrote up a quick and dirty guide on another forum: It's possible to play Dominion online [so]at work[/so] through the German website BrettspielWelt. Quick and dirty guide on getting started: Download/install the client Start up client type /sound off there are a few game icons on the left. click more >> and choose Dominion double click an empty table. empty tables have no usernames to the right of "Dominion", while tables with players will have gender icons + usernames. a game menu should pop up. click join make any changes you'd like. -to choose a pre-determined set, click the arrow to the left of "set" to cycle through some predetermined sets. -to choose a random set, click the arrow to the left of "randomset" to cycle through some of the pools of cards that you can random from -you cannot cherry-pick specific cards. not all cards are included. no seaside cards are implemented, and a small number of intrigue cards are in. when you have chosen something you're happy with, click the box to the left of the arrow. if you are okay with the set, wait for someone to say in chat "darf ich?" or "may I join?" respond "yes." click start I do not recommend this website to Dominion beginners.
  14. welp, that was fun. I think I'm the only person here who caught your sick burn on Cal football, Chris. It made me laugh and cry, just like Idle Thumbs Episode 50. Enjoy your newfound free time. Looking forward to your sporadic cast.
  15. I haven't felt this way since Michael Jordan retired.
  16. Hey, I'm in. I'm the annoying Blizzcon dude you guys talked about on the podcast :banjo:
  17. Idle Thumbs 39

    I've gotta say, this is one of the podcasts I wouldn't recommend to the uninitiated. I'm not clearly remembering all of it, but if I remember correctly, the inside joke quotient here is off the charts
  18. VIDEO GAMES? I think I'm the guy who you guys mentioned from Blizzcon at 1:04:45 as the guy who introduced himself as "video games" and at 1:05:29 as "the one guy who kept pointing out our inadequecy in basically doing everything thumbs related" I didn't realize I came off as that pedantic I just suggested all of those things (and plugged Idle Thumbs to everyone who walked by) because I believe in you guys! I've got nothing but love for Idle Thumbs and want to share the goodness with the world. Anyways, I'll be around at PAX--may I suggest meeting up after the "Make a Scene with Telltale" panel ends on Sat at 5p? We can go for a drink at the Taphouse nearby or just meet up around the con. This will give me some time to catch the live Giantbomb podcast at 7p, and Nick Breckon can catch the 7:30p UI panel because I heard he is totally to blame for the awful Monkey Island 2 UI*. Sincerely, Your wannabe Podcast Manager
  19. PAX '09

    I'm going to PAX. I met Chris and Nick over the weekend at Blizzcon, at apparently the world-first Idle Thumbs fan meetup. Perhaps we can heckle Garnett Lee at Listen UP Live, or plug Idle Thumbs at the live Giant Bomb Cast? (Or we can just get a beer on Saturday)
  20. You could invite him to a conference call. Make him listen to your podcast first, and then open it up to Q&A...
  21. Where can I learn more about this procedurally generated city building stuff?
  22. Trine

  23. I loved, loved, loved the "digression" on Civilization IV. I thought I was the only one who got surprise ambushed by Civ4 every few months You guys covered a few issues that I've had with the game too...playing on noble and not winning, mulliganing the initial draw, being in the middle of the pack, kissing up to the dominant power, resisting the temptation (or not) to save-reload, and why the game is more "historically plausible" than Empire:Total War. cheers!