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Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: June 11, 2016, 08:16:23 am »
Won the long campaign in Total War: Warhammer with the Vampire Courts faction.

I wasn't too fond of the TW series in the past but I like the Warhammer universe so I decided to give this a go. And I gotta say, the fantasy setting really breathed new life into the stale TW formular. Hero units, RPG elements, magic spells, unique and very varried unit types that really break out of the old "infantry, bowmen, pikemen, cavalry" pattern of the historical games. And the factions behave very differently on the global scale too. Fighting against other Undead and humans is like traditional warfare while orks and chaos forces come at you in raids and may lead to untypical, temporary alliances to stem the tides.

I'll definitely play the game again some time with another faction (Gimme Seraphon DLC plox. I need my warlords to ride onto the battlefield on tyrannosaurues).

Would you call me crazy that is because of a principle of mine? The principle that I prefer to use sole console emulators.

Since that principle is completly irrational you'll have to fork it yourself if you want this so badly. Good luck.

General Discussion / Re: The Neural Lace is now real.
« on: June 05, 2016, 05:15:55 pm »

Gaming Discussion / Re: Super Robot Taisen V
« on: June 05, 2016, 02:17:07 am »
Not sure about the Vita, but the PS4 is.

One has to keep in mind though that the English translation will be pretty Engrishy. Maybe they'll release all SRW games after OG Moon Dwellers in this fashion now.

I'm going to be totally honest and say that the concept of gamer culture kind of makes me uncomfortable--kind of in the same way that sports culture makes me uncomfortable.

It's not the people that participate in the activity only as a hobby that bother me though, it's the people I've known who maybe don't have as much of a real-life connection to go back to, you know what I mean?  The really hard-core sports folks kind of make me feel the same way--they seem to latch their whole identity around following some games, but when I talk to them and that's all they really have going on in their lives, it all just makes me feel a bit sad.

I somewhat agree with you, but here is a counter question. As someone who probably has to work from morning to evening (nowadays sometimes more), for how many hobbies do you even have time? There are more and more people in this age who between work and maybe raising their kids really don't have time to engage in any hobbies anymore. Even having just one hobby seems like a luxury to me.
So while it would be awesome to game, do two different sports, go traveling, play an instrument, romhack and read high literature and go to the theater, who the hell has time for all of that? Realistically, it's pick one or maybe two if you are lucky.

Of course it's a different story if we are talking teenagers who have half the day any day and do nothing but game. But hey, they are teenagers, they do pointless stuff by default. I nowadays wonder what the hell I did with all my time back in the day.

General Discussion / Re: Robots at the Workplace
« on: May 22, 2016, 04:53:29 am »
In Utopia scenarios automation should lead to less work for the humans. Not in the sense of unemployment but in the sense that everyone should only have to work 20 hours a week instead of 40 and society as a whole stays just as productive. The problem is that this doesn't happen so far, instead there will be just less jobs for everyone and those that have one still have to work their butts off.
I hope this will eventually correct itself, otherwise I see new working class revolutions on the horizons that might just lead to full scale civil wars.

Japan is much much further ahead in this btw. They kind of use automation to make up for their dwindling and rapidly aging population (and thus workforce).

As for the concrete examples mentioned, this isn't robotics, but there is a McDonalds near where I work where you can order via a machine instead of standing at the counter. I must say this works much better than the old way since 9 out of 10 times you understand only half of what the immigrants working the counters say and the machines don't try to sell you extras and the order is finished much faster too. And so far it's optional, you can still make your order manually with a person too if you prefer.

Site Talk / Re: Public Maintenance on the site
« on: May 21, 2016, 03:37:51 am »
Missing in what way? There are only supposed to be games that have associated hacks or tools for in the list. If a game isn't in the list, there is nothing associated with it. If a hack for an unaccounted game is created, it'll be added when that hack is submitted.

General Discussion / Re: Do you love the rain and/or the Winter?
« on: May 16, 2016, 11:19:08 am »

I understand the frustration but this stuff needs to be updated eventually. Maybe better filtering options could alleviate this.

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault (Vita)
Battlefield Gothic Armada (PC)

No, still haven't played Until Dawn. Ended up playing Stellaris instead (see Victoly thread).

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: May 13, 2016, 03:24:40 pm »
My first game of Stellaris already ended with a galaxy conquest. I'm pretty shocked, especially since I learned the game as I played and there was stuff that would have sped up my early development ten fold that I only realized 20 hours into the game. But hey, I played all the other Paradox games and other 4X as well, so I can't really call myself a beginner. Still, I have to wonder if the game is that easy or if I got lucky somehow.

To give a short review, it's a solid game, and I'm sure it'll become a great one after 2 or 3 expansions. This is Paradox, the base game is always just the foundation. If you are interested in Paradox games, it's worth a play already. But I'll wait for more playthroughs until there have been expansions. The game still has issues: UI, missing comfort features, abusable bugs and most importantly missing victory conditions - just picking your own like in EU doesn't work here nearly as well since the starting conditions are much more fixed. It's not a completely different game if you start with France or Japan like EU. I don't feel like I'd get a completely different perspective by switching to another species for a second playthrough.

General Discussion / Re: TV SHOWS/MOVIES THREAD
« on: May 12, 2016, 02:24:15 am »
It's not amazing, but it's entertaining enough. I mostly watch it because kar-rar (I think the subs actually spell it that way...) is so adorkable.

General Discussion / Re: TV SHOWS/MOVIES THREAD
« on: May 12, 2016, 02:00:32 am »
I last watched Civil War too. It was really good.

Series-wise I just finished season 4 of The Good Wife (lawyer show) and started season 1 of Supergirl.

General Discussion / Re: Headphones or Speakers
« on: May 08, 2016, 04:48:50 pm »
because who wants to be the jerk walking around with giant over-the-ear headphones on?

Seems to be a trend nowadays. I often see people with large headphones in trains and on the streets lately. (Especially since people wanted to show off those horrible beats! headphones)

General Discussion / Re: Headphones or Speakers
« on: May 08, 2016, 02:30:35 pm »
What are "earbuds with hooks"? In-Ear Headphones? Those are the best.

At home I prefer hifi speakers connected to a good amp though. Fuck that cheap table speaker shit.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: May 08, 2016, 02:24:17 pm »
I haven't touched X-Com2 again since I stopped playing it, so I have no idea if they fixed the technical issues or not, sorry.

I haven't popped in Until Dawn yet, but I plan to this week (vacation yay). I'll get back to you then.

@BlackDog: The only game I've been actively playing is Bloodbourne in all honesty. I have Destiny and Uncharted Collection as well, but I didn't play either much. If you skipped the PS3 gen there are lot's of good ports like Last of Us as Bahamut Zero suggested. To be 100% honest, I've been pretty disappointed with the PS4 so far. But an English SRW will make it all good ;D

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: May 08, 2016, 07:59:25 am »
Beat Dark Souls 3. It was high quality as usual, but it also seems pretty clear that there is nothing new to add to the formular. I'm kinda glad the series is finished now.

Pre-Orders: Overwatch (PC), Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (PS4).
Also bought Until Dawn (PS4).

Gaming Discussion / Re: What's your favourite board game?
« on: May 08, 2016, 02:51:08 am »
I have to wonder if people who like Monopoly ever played anything else... (that isn't also from 1920 or something). Monopoly vs any other game you can pick off the shelves now is like playing an Atari 2600 game vs a modern game. Game design has evolved a ton since then and aside from historic values there is just no reason to go back to it. Someone else mentioned Risk which is similiarily an abysmal game since it's 100% dice luck and can take forever until someone finally has a terrible dice streak.

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