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  1. Yeah I adjust it all the time for dark rooms and it goes pretty dark. Dark enough for me, anyway.


    Warning: auto brightness thing doesn't work for shit. It's literally never changed brightness on its own for me. Lame!


    But it's as easy as holding the home button for a second to open up a quick access to the brightness setting, so. Easy.

  2. 5 hours ago, ratamero said:

    Also, Dan "doesn't get" eggs. I love the Beastcast but it's been so hard to listen to every time Dan decided to do some of his bits.

    Fucking seriously.


    I don't like Besties at all. I gave Polygon Show one episode but was bored... I'll probably give it another since everyone seems to like it, but I dunno.


    I remember 8-4 being even longer than GB's stuff and I didn't like it, but that was literally years ago.


    I really should give VGHD a chance.


    Crate and Crowbar, I want to like, but honestly I think I'm about to drop it.


    I dunno about video games anymore. I think they're dead??

  3. wait holy shit really multiplayer?!


    that I did NOT expect


    re "fixing" the game, they went on record long ago that updates would change the focus of the game over time, in ways that wild make the game feel different


    whether or not you agree with such a strategy is obviously up to you, but it's not some reaction to shit fucks... it is at least consistent with their messaging!

  4. I dunno, I second guess myself all the time like that. "can it really be that bad? do people just want to fight? are we all turning into a bunch of babies?"


    I ignore that voice because if someone tells me they're hurt by something, I should listen to them, give them the benefit of the doubt. I know what it's like when people don't listen to me expressing hurt...


    in this case, I'll never have all the information, and I don't need it, but the volume of alleged incidents lead me to believe that he actually fucked up royally - his own admittance of guilt now just cements it as doubly true, without wiggle room


    or maybe this is just more softboyin' what do I know


    edit: and now I'm hearing some of this shit was with underage girls so I've lost all willingness to give him another chance oops oops oops

  5. it reads as genuine to me and I hope it is


    it also reads as a bit ignorant (I don't know specifics, but it sounds like some of the allegations are much more intense than "flirting"), but I know from personal experience (albeit not with this sort of thing) that it's sometimes very hard to recognize how extreme your own behavior is


    it remains to be seen if it actually is genuine


    it also seems unlikely I'll ever find out, because I have a feeling this will mean he's never a public figure again, but I guess we'll see...

  6. Dealing with things like this for a company of significant size takes a lot of time. You don't just fire someone without going through the proper process. This is even more true when the employer is a giant multi-national(?) corporation.



  7. It's rare for me to interested in card games, unless exceptional (or unless they have a superb single player campaign - Hands of Fate 2 get at me!!!), so... Cool, but probably don't care much?


    That said, Duelyst is fucking rad. I wish I had people locally to play Ashes with me.


    So I'll give it a shot, but... neat for people who are into this sort of thing!!

  8. 18 minutes ago, Badfinger said:

    Broaching this topic here, discussed maybe a year ago on Video Games Hot Dog.


    Is Civilization a roguelike?

    Lol that's a fun question.


    My inclination is to say no but only because civ lets you save scum. Hmmm.

  9. 2 minutes ago, sclpls said:

    Also not allowing yourself the opportunity to root against a team with Envy on it is denying yourself one of the great pleasures of watching pro DOTA.


  10. No?


    It sucks and it's shitty for a lot of people, including, of course, anyone victimized by Nick, intentionally or otherwise. Including his close friends who seem/ed unaware. Including his fans - people like me - who, yes feel legitimately let down and hurt because I (perhaps unfairly) expected better from him as a result of his association with people I don't just expect better from, but see it all the time.


    I won't take part in any name dragging of any individual other than the one because Nick Robinson doesn't deserve my silence, not in this and not right now. 


    This is shit, and it has happened before and it will happen again with someone else I like. Such is this miserable stained existence we lead. Taking about it helps me for sure deal with the reality of the whole thing. And I know I'm not the only one.


    Taking about it as a community also helps me to become stronger and better at supporting those who were victimized. Can't imagine I'm the only one here, either.


    Some missteps in "the discourse" (where did that happen here by the way) don't make any of the above suddenly moot.


    I'm also very happy and proud that Griffin stood up and said something. I'm also very sad for him.

  11. I don't rally around 10% Happier with a torch because I'd never heard of it until now and the person who wrote it isn't someone I follow or even know who it is. Dan is someone in a podcast I listen to every week who has told more than one story about intentionally doing something he knew was bad for himself.


    So that's why I call him out and not this Nightline anchor.


    Obviously, I can't speak for anyone else.

  12. For the record, and to repeat myself, I don't hate Dan. I even find him entertaining, sometimes. I think he makes the Beastcast worse, but he isn't a reprehensible human being.


    I think that some of the things he does out of ignorance are shitty. He's getting better but that doesn't mean he's flawless or that he doesn't deserve criticism. In fact, it is precisely because he's criticized that he gets better. He's not reading this thread, obviously, but I am, and I express my opinions because that is what people do. The only time I get actually upset is when people dismiss my and (what happened here) other people's criticisms as if they are unimportant.


    In other words I also completely agree with SAM (besides the liking Dan part :getmecoat... mostly).


    I think he was better on the Bombcast than the Beastcast because he brought the Bomb up and brings the Beast down.


    I'm no longer angry.