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  1. Nah BM0 is aggressively average in the most boring kind of way. I'm with you. I will admit the dlc characters look more fun. Too bad it's too late for me to want to play anymore.
  2. It's too hard to be relaxing!! Haha. But yes otherwise I agree. It grew on me more since my last post. At the moment I'm stuck and don't really know what to do, though... I am a bird and went to the castle and... Now what.
  3. Wonder Boy is an old game with brand new, super pretty clothes. It's hard, sometimes unfairly. It took a while to click with me. Dunno if I can recommend it, as it's not particularly unique, and it's kind of obtuse. But it's not bad. And it looks really good. So I dunno. Anyway Mario Kart is still fuckin' sweet.
  4. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    My best guess would be to tweet at Jonathan Blow at... @Jonathan_Blow. That's all I got.
  5. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    I... am pretty sure that's a bug. It's been a while, but... That's nuts, I've never seen anything like it. D: They should definitely never, ever change between loads. I do not know how to submit a bug, sorry. ): But I can at least confirm that you're not wrong in this theory??
  6. Oh my god a tingle outfit my dream has come true I can die happy.
  7. The 100

    I started watching The 100 because I thought it'd be dumb cheesy sci-fi and I was in the mood for that. But it's really fucking good. Holy shit it's good. Starts with 100 kids (mostly ~18 years old I think) being dropped onto a post-apocalyptic Earth, Lord of the Flies style. Becomes so much more as they do what they must to survive. God that sounds generic. It's good.
  8. The 100

    No, that would be boring.
  9. Nintendo 3DS

    I, too, like the 3D! A lot, actually. Totally understand why they're stepping away from it entirely, though. Costly and most people don't really give a shit about it. Shame, but ah well.
  10. The McElroy Family of Products

    Seems like he's giving them more freedom on the micro scale. But even less freedom on the macro scale. It's very obviously going to still go exactly where Griffin wants it to go without them having a choice in the matter. But of course, because it's a flashback, that makes sense. But that's why you don't do flashbacks. To the memories players never had in mind for their character. Forcing them to be someone else.
  11. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    Hopefully the last line is safe to quote on its own. I'm glad osmosisch called it out because I definitely cringed when i saw it. I meant to call it out, too, but got distracted and forgot. It wasn't just unfair; it was rude. I understand what you were trying to say (I think), but I'm sure Danielle has given this a lot of thought. I believe with all my heart and head that she's wrong but that's a separate thing entirely! U: Re: Austin: I'm fairly certain he's, on multiple occasions, expressed a generally similar sentiment as Danielle, and/or implicit/explicit agreement with Danielle. And that's fine. I think he's wrong, too, if that's what he believes! It's rare for me to disagree with him, now that I think about it. But on this, I'm afraid I must. ): Re: The Witness' lack of political bent: I think that Jonathan Blow is aware that he explicitly did not discuss politics. I also don't think he needed to. It would have drastically changed the tone(/message?) of The Witness, which, I think, is one of meditative thought. I guess the same as Austin's "mindfulness tool", really. So I partially don't disagree with Austin. PHEW. But yes anyway political stances in The Witness would have made it explicitly... political. (U:) There's no reason to do that. The goal of The Witness is to provide various points of view, and in some cases to compare them, but never to say which one is the correct point of view. (Also I'm glad he didn't because I see some of the things he does express political opinion about, and I disagree. HEEHEE.) EDIT: I'm being informed elsewhere that Austin doesn't necessarily agree with Danielle, which... oops. If so, I fucked up. Ignore that third paragraph! It never happened! (I'll leave it for posterity.)
  12. The Witness by Jonathan Blow

    The unfortunate truth is that The Witness doesn't purport to believe in a single unchanging worldview. The audiotapes strewn throughout present to the player various and sundry types of philosophies, and even in some cases spiritual or religious beliefs. It's a mishmash of things. It's much more considered than RATIONALITY RATIONALITY RATIONALITY RATIONALITY RATIONALITY all the time. Moreover, it hardly insists that you believe anything it does present. It felt to me more like it was just saying, "hey, here's a point of view or philosophy, make of it what you will". And that's also confirmed by Jonathan Blow across various interviews. It's also a fucking amazing video game, and those things are easily ignored if they really super bother you.
  13. Fake Games

    Yeah, I mean, that's what GOG was built on, so it'd be awkward if they didn't still do it, heh. I'm sure some games slip through at this point, though.
  14. people who listen to bombcast expect grumpy old men being grumpy, so that's not too surprising either that or (and this is probably more likely) the intense negative bent to bombcast just makes the comments inherently negative, and this is just a continuation of that trend? (i am hyperbolizing, but jeff drives me nuts sometimes)
  15. Fake Games

    Oh yeah that's probably a remnant/extension of back in the day when they first started, they had a voting process for what classic games people wanted - wasn't a guarantee, but was probably used by them to prioritize deals and such.
  16. Fake Games

    I think GOG probably has real people doing the vetting. They definitely don't have anything like greenlight. At least not publically?
  17. Fake Games

    Yeah, that is true. Regulation does imply government. When I brought up regulation earlier, it was just meant to be about a general approach, and not intended to mean capital-R Regulation. also burn capitalism to the ground tho
  18. Fake Games

    Cart Life being abandoned by its developer is hardly a good example of "'fake games' gone wrong".
  19. Painting tabletop miniatures

    god the more pictures i take the more i think "these are undeserving of closeup photos" anyway whatever BRAYLEN IS MY FAVORITE TROLLBLOOD TO DATE I LOVE HER SHE IS THE BEST AND MOST COOLEST
  20. I Had A Random Thought...

    I'm just gonna copy a Facebook post I made last night: I just realized the show Wilfred, starring Elijah Wood, is basically Garfield. It seems obvious now, but the reason I finally made this connection is because last night I had a dream about Jon Arbuckle, as played by... Elijah Wood. (My dream was less consistent with the Garfield continuity, as it featured an immortal, time-traveling Jon Arbuckle living in hiding in present day apocalypse. Presumably caused by Trump, since I dunno why else I'd be dreaming about apocalypses...?? But that's irrelevant. So, yeah, Wilfred is Garfield.)
  21. I have not historically liked watching MST3k in a non-group setting. Thanks to this thread (or... the one Jake made, anyway) I'm watching the new season. I am enjoying it much more than I expected! I'm on the third episode right now. THANKS JAKE. Also: re: Wil Wheaton, he's like, really only barely in the first episode. That said, I agree with Jake. Start with Cry Wilderness. Much better intro movie/riffing.
  22. No that's Dean "Rocket" Hall. I believe PLAYERUNKNOWN may have modded DayZ a bit. He worked on H1Z1's hunger games mode, I think.
  23. It does add a unique flair to the otherwise completely inconspicuous BATTLEGROUNDS, I suppose.
  24. It's actually called "PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS". That's a whole other beast from "Destiny" or "Dota 2".
  25. Fake Games

    To be fair, can pixel art really be considered art?!