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  1. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Seems like he's just happier doing other stuff. While I'm glad he's enjoying his band and actual life I'm totally selfish, and I want my A Life Well Wasted back.
  2. 0x10c -- Next little number from Mojang

    Reading this thread has helped me realise what exactly it is about Minecraft that I love so much: It wasn't really until I got deeper into redstone circuitry that I found an interest. There are two basic things that make Minecraft great for me. 1. Redstone provides an interesting and fun challenge, basically allowing you to pretend to be an electrical engineer. 2. The constraints Minecraft places on you are half of what makes it challenging, much as electrical engineers work within the constraints of reality (fitting CPUs into progressively smaller chips, for instance) the redstone engineer has to work within the limits of the world's size, the specific workings of redstone and blocks, the game's ability to render your creation and your own imagination. The craziest example I can give you is the roughly 3 months a friend and I spent building something we dubbed "The Stacker". It started as a simple idea: Can you make film in Minecraft? Much as film is run through a projector we wanted to run blocks through a viewing device of some sort. So we created the first prototype, then we made it bigger, and then bigger again and we realised that it totally worked. Over the next months we streamlined, optimized and improved both the performance and usability of The Stacker until we were happy with our design. We then went insane. Instead of resting on our laurels we began turning the entire area around the stacker into a 'show'. We created 'landing lights' which flashed in order drawing attention to the stacker, built a second stacker and filled to the brim the entire massive mountain range behind the stacker with TNT. (We later automated the entire 'show'.) I believe the final TNT count was about 30k blocks. Keep in mind we placed every single block manually. We did use creative mode. We'd still be doing it if we didn't. A few of you saw the stacker in action briefly on the Idle Thumbs server, but for everyone else it works something like this. [walloftext] [/walloftext] As for what you put in the stacker, letters and numbers work quite well. We did build a much larger one later on which contained entire words. I still have the final save. I wonder if it would work in new versions of Minecraft considering it was finalised in October 2011.
  3. It feels like every time they write a sentence that might make sense they cut it short to start another tangent; not that it would make much more sense if they wrote it properly. It seems to me that they're rambling about the game being a piece of communist propaganda which suggests that children are slaves under capitalism. I think?
  4. I like everything about it except the actual gameplay. zIqxtr_Njpg

    You only get that if you've been approved, once you get there you need to enter the other password which you can find by reading the last paragraph of Kickstarter Update #16. Once you've done that you'll be in for as long as your cookies remain.
  6. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    If the world has taught me anything, it's that stingrays are dicks.
  7. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    The guy in question is boogie2298 and he vlogs pretty frequently. Talks a lot about his fucked up childhood, life, his health, etc. Pretty fascinating insight into his life.
  8. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    I saw this poster and couldn't help but laugh.
  9. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    5 & 7 are particularly magnificent. :tup:
  10. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    Just in case people don't know at this point, Francis is a character.
  11. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    This might be the best thing on the internet. NLy4cvRx7Vc For people who miss anything: 1. This is the woman.2. This is clearly a replication of , but weirder.Also see by the same woman which would normally be weird but now pales in comparison. Or is it still really weird? I don't know any more.
  12. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    Creepy. As. Fuck.
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    kwNa0oKrE8Y This trailer is full of quotes that should be IGN quotes but somehow aren't. Are OXM and Qore the new
  14. Giant Bomb Joins GameSpot

    Because money.
  15. Mass Effect 3

    They are for sure, but it's pretty understandable. For me it's the entire last mission + ending that ruined my experience. Spoiler? Better safe than sorry.
  16. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    Ultra cool.
  17. Mass Effect 3

    My exact opinion before the ending. Now I am one of the lunatics.
  18. Obligatory comical YouTube thread

    YrsoluSjuKc That's actually that song's music video too.
  19. Giant Bomb Joins GameSpot

    Business as usual. Well, except for the giant ass green screen. CmhoQJH0yxU
  20. V The Elder Scrolls

    P-zbiuj2uI0 Skyrim 1.5: Suplexes... and cameras.
  21. Mass Effect 3

  22. The whole Foxconn thing

    Update on that This American Life episode. Wow.
  23. What would Molydeux

    I would go to the Melbourne one, but I wouldn't be able to contribute anything meaningful to the game and would instead sit around laughing at the very existence of the event. Then again, that's a pretty Idle Thumbs thing to do...