Juliamon: In the end, people just want more of the same thing. That's why movie franchises exist. It's profitable.
beowuuf: it feels like the sweet spot is more of the same but with one change or shift in a franchise so it feels fresh without being different, but it feels like hallmark and that sort of thing tends to not need to change up anything
Juliamon: They choose different actors
Juliamon: "The hot guy is a POC in this one" tends to be significant
beowuuf: huh, i didn't even think about that being the thing switched, darn :D
beowuuf: ooh ,title change
TehAmelie: the girl in this one looked wierdly like a whiter Zendaya, so maybe that's the twist
beowuuf: lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG
RockPusher: lrrDOTS lrrSIG lrrARROW
GapFiller: lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG NEU!
TehAmelie: lrrSIG
cmdrelk: lrrDOTS lrrCIRCLE lrrARROW
beowuuf: A white Zendaya sounds like a fancy cocktail you remember ordering but not drinking nor anything else about that night :p
GapFiller: cant remember anything abt this week apart from the Final Fantasy Getty Images watermark and Beej foleying a desk thump so gonna guess there was no other noteworthy news
GapFiller: oh also really hoping G can irl edit the teleprompter from his phone
hugni81: eonrapButt eonrapButt eonrapButt eonrapButt
beowuuf: darn i can't recall beej's new nickname
GapFiller: nalvThink it figures a non zero number of viewers may be wondering who Brendan Dery is
DeM0nFiRe: lrrSIG
drawnbinary: Merry 6am
jayne_cobb_42: A non-performing dwarf?
beowuuf: sergeHi
Izandai: Category is still Dwarf Fortress BTW.
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GapFiller: Dwarf Fortress is a newsworthy video game
RockPusher: benginDance benginDance benginDance
GapFiller: Hell DF being on Steam was news to me when the PiF was announced
RockPusher: The caffeine from my iced mocha's is kicking in lrrAWESOME
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beowuuf: i wonder if minecraft can enourage more purchases of their constantly updating game by releasing an ascii version of steam Kappa
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beowuuf: *on
LordZarano: Dwarf Fortress has been on "Reading the Patch Notes" before I think
beowuuf: lrrFINE
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NewtyNewts: Just in time!
GapFiller: good evening lrrPAUL P lrrBEEEJ B lrrHEATHER H lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lrrSHINE
DeM0nFiRe: Wow way to get my hopes up
TehAmelie: hello!
GapFiller: assuming Beej is Pikachu does that make Heather Ash? Kappa
ButButTheJesus: why is beej wolf
NewtyNewts: Beejachu
ButButTheJesus: ooh
beowuuf: Ashen Pikachu is the new elden ring dlc boss
RockPusher: So Ash became the very best at (what is his canonical age, 8?) … all downhill from here, kid
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Izandai: I don't think Ash "Literal 10-Year Old" Ketchum would be a great fit for this show.
constablecrab: Pikachu would keep the lights on.
LordZarano: Because if the answer wasn't "no" then the headline writer wouldn't have made it a question
NewtyNewts: Retires at age 11
kumatsu: if Ash was a real person, what would he say about his 25 years spent as a 10-year-old
beowuuf: hire ryan reynolds, easy
Pinwiz11: Ash starts selling Amway
Invitare: 11 episodes left, 11 years old
GapFiller: RockPusher there was a whole fanfic trend in the early days of the anime for doing grimdark future Pokemon inevitably starring older Ash (who was always characterised as some combo of Rurouni Kenshin and Jubei from Ninja Scroll)
Mai_Andra: I thought the intro was going to be "are Ashe and Pikachu retiring to a farm upstate?"
beowuuf: @Mai_Andra no question mark needed :p
Invitare: in the anime Kukui literally has time to have a child and Ash still doesn't age
drawnbinary: we’ve already seen ash in a world with no pokemon arguably twice
RockPusher: Something, something, lack of other entertainment options? lrrBEEJ
UtilityPunk: The fringe is fun
GapFiller: according to wikip the Edmonton Fringe began in 1982
GapFiller: which is impressive
GapFiller: huh founded by Chinook Theatre director Brian Paisley
GapFiller: not that any of this is relevant to this weeks gaming news
Fruan: You're not the boss of me!
TehAmelie: i watched it just now, but please don't quiz me about what i saw
RockPusher: Sometimes Beej just keeps talking.
GapFiller: Fruan o/~ life is unfair... o/~
PMAvers: Heather is still working on this technology.
UtilityPunk: What a segue!
beowuuf: see what graham's put on the prompter for you today :p
NewtyNewts: What about listening to last week's Chillpoint instead?
GapFiller: Civil Law not Common Law yeh
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Mai_Andra: the talking has to be in French, though
Izandai: That's literally how old flash games were advertised.
NightValien28: that should be a warning in every gacha
Izandai: There was literally a website I used to frequent called Addicting Games.
Loonatic93: In other words... "Fortnite" is a game that brings enjoyment to people and releases endorpines.
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Loonatic93: endorphines
CodeIndigo: If a game not being labeled as addictive is illegal, we need to start labeling Tetris like nuclear waste
LordZarano: Addicting Games was one of the biggest of the flash game sites
TehAmelie: this is not a puzzle of honor
Garfy400: endorpines are in star wars
NewtyNewts: @TehAmelie Nothing of value was played here
TemporallyAwry: There are still places where tobacco claims it is "healthy for your lungs" ... so cigarettes are an exceptionally strong example.
Loonatic93: @Garfy400 HA! Don't you mean Andorpines?
CodeIndigo: come to think of it, maybe that's why the game is all about making lines disappear....
NewtyNewts: That's Tetris
They_Are_Alyx: The word "addiction" gets thrown around too much IMO
LordZarano: "Too hot for Quebec" would definitely just be fuel for the marketing
RockPusher: This product can expose you to neurotransmitters, which are known to the State of California to cause addiction. lrrBEEJ
NewtyNewts: Sounds more like Skinner Box traps than addiction
emberBecky: The kid spending a ton of money feels like a separate problem, yeah
Fruan: I'm no expert on Fortnites economy - how much of that money was 'needed' to play, and how much was just on looking cool? Because I have a theory it was almost all the latter.
Izandai: @Fruan Based on my (very limited) understanding of Fortnite, it can only have been the latter.
CodeIndigo: I blew way too much money that I did not have on the old Sailor Moon-themed Candy Crush clone that was solely meant to drain wallets.
NewtyNewts: @Fruan Depends on how much 'looking cool' factors into your desire to keep playing and your treatment by the community.
emberBecky: Like either Epic made it too easy to buy stuff or the parents gave the kid untethered access to a credit card? I don't get how else this happened.
rubikdarkwill: pre-empted
Fruan: @Fruan I mean, fair. But then the issue is pair pressure, not addicition.
emberBecky: ohhh
emberBecky: yeah you need a card to buy stuff online
Izandai: PrideLaugh beej please
NewtyNewts: Beej, writing on his Wikipedia page:
kumatsu: "we've tried nothing and run out of ideas"
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Mai_Andra: Have the parents tried making Real Life "worth living" for their child?
Izandai: *sigh*
CodeIndigo: Also isn't there a basic clause saying that players have to be over a certain age to buy online currency? If the kid was underage, wouldn't Epic at least say "oh, this wasn't valid, here's your money back, we're deleting all the stuff"?
Izandai: Exellent callback, bravo.
RockPusher: Bite X to microtransact mattlrBork
KV1NN4: lrrSPOT
Izandai: In fairness, what part of any game is interesting when you remove all the roadblocks?
angryoptimist: Creative Minecraft, arguably.
beowuuf: wait, did nancy cartwright have something to do with the corporation?
LordZarano: @Izandai Garry's Mod is very fun. Spent a LOT of time in that
Izandai: But it's also behavioral dynamics to make the game... Fun.
NewtyNewts: The Civilization Effect: "just one more turn..."
Loonatic93: Well, we have a society that values financial health way over mental health.
Loonatic93: Making something that is addictive "by accident" isn't immoral in and of itself. It's what you do with it afterwards that determines the ethical and moral value.
LarkSachrosis: 'It'd be really cool if you disabled your AdBlocker'
beowuuf: that 'click here to NOT do the thing
beowuuf: lol, paul was already there
CaptainSpam: Solve this matrix transformation to unsubscribe!
beowuuf: yup
beowuuf: did not recall that was his name
Izandai: My condolences to this man.
LarkSachrosis: Immediate sympathy
amative1: Oh, so like Michael Bolton in Office Space
beowuuf: say anything to achieve their goals
beowuuf: iirc
SpacePotato01: sociopaths are often impulsive and short-sighted?
CodeIndigo: It's the Paper Clip Optimization thing for AI, but for corporations
Izandai: And often the CEO is legally obligated to do the thing that makes the shareholders money, not the ethical or moral thing.
Lord_Hosk: When I had nothing to do in Canada... I ended up with LittleHosk
LurkerSpine: there is a sequel apparently
ButButTheJesus: @Lord_Hosk :D
GapFiller: nalvLUL
Izandai: @Lord_Hosk PrideLaugh tghBlush
iris_of_ether: Popping out of lurk to say that "nothing to do" date sounds charming :)
LurkerSpine: FTC is moving to attempt to get concessions
amative1: Perfect Beej, ZERO context for the YouTube replay
ButButTheJesus: THANK YOU, Paul
beowuuf: @LurkerSpine good timing on this comment :p
kumatsu: Yeah, this is the FCC placing limits on the company for the merger to go through, not prevent it from happening at all
RockPusher: Leave enough space for clocks, and guns, and ♫ Jesus ♫
drawnbinary: i misread “clocks” and then the twitch app immediately crashed
LurkerSpine: I think it's funny because the FTC's objections are literally things Sony has been doing for a decade
Izandai: PrideLaugh
LurkerSpine: Sony has paid to keep things of Xbox for forever
LurkerSpine: and is a much larger games company
Laserbeaks_Fury: As I understand it, if you are a convicted Monopolist, you can just pay $50 or try 3 times to roll doubles
EricTheOrange: I mean take it to the logical extreme and you have to eliminate all exclusives
beowuuf: @Laserbeaks_Fury sergeJustRight
angryoptimist: I can't imagine Microsoft will ever want to spin off Xbox.
angryoptimist: If it's that or no merger, I can only think they'll go "no thanks".
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RockPusher: Rather than leave Beej hanging - FRAND Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory
TehAmelie: funny thing i figured out the last time i played Monopoly, in the later game it's generally a good thing to stay in prison and let everyone else run around paying rent
LurkerSpine: I mean, it will expand Microsoft's ability to compete with Sony lol
Izandai: @EricTheOrange The problem is I don't know how you legislate that in a reasonable manner. How do you tell Nintendo that they have to put their games on Playstations without it just being a ridiculous requirement? At best you could probably ban exclusivity agreements between developers and console manufacturers, but I can't imagine there wouldn't be small devs who would say "Yeah we actually need those agreements to have enough money to actually make the game."
amative1: If you believe this will expand competition, I've got a bridge to sell you
Lord_Hosk: Yes, and Samsung doesn't TECHNICALLY own the entire South Korean Market. Because they spun off their divisions... and then own them
beowuuf: london bridge? gimme!
GapFiller: angryoptimist they knowingly made a loss thru an entire console cycle; theyre never spinning off something w/ that kinda sunk cost
angryoptimist: @GapFiller Exactly.
Laserbeaks_Fury: FRNDs with Benefits
EvilBadman: No, I think Activisions being doing a fair amount of self-owns Kappa
KV1NN4: Kia Ora, thanks!
RockPusher: Wait for you praise, Beej
amative1: @beowuuf Send me $1000, and I'll give you directions to the bridge
haltben2514: Chur bro!
BusTed: Hit us with the vague note.
beowuuf: @beowuuf sweet! sounds like a steal!
GapFiller: lil sad Beej didnt foley his head desk again Kappa
laundreydhull: Why would the corporate sector in games want to entertain this roller coaster process?
Laserbeaks_Fury: There might also be other games still vulnerable
Izandai: Even the Smash Bros patch notes are vague, to many people's annoyance.
Invitare: From Software always do a mix. They'll list some, then follow it up with "Other balances and bug fixes"
laundreydhull: I guess it sounds like the film industry, but a difference in pacing entirely.
Laserbeaks_Fury: *fixed long standing bug where Donald's pants wouldn't render.
NewtyNewts: They did for Ultimate actually
NewtyNewts: Just in a separate post that was balance changes
Scarbble: sakurai's videos are so cool
EricTheOrange: @Izandai true. But their argument of, "it's un-competitive to keep games off other systems by paying the company to only put it on your system". With precedent being such a thing in law someone could make the argument "well nintendo pays other companies to make kirby games for them is that not also the same thing?".
Izandai: They made posts about Ultimate balance changes, but they were still very vague. Never more specific than "this move has more knockback" except using a vague term that could refer to either base knockback or knockback scaling.
Izandai: And certainly not saying how much the move was changed by. So there was always a lot of testing people had to do to figure out what the changes actually were.
GapFiller: oooh a cradenza
GapFiller: fancy Beej
Mangledpixel: do you have a switch doily to protect your switch cradenza?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Does the rumble pack count as an update to the N64 controller?
fastlane250: there was code running in your C64 dial drive way back when
fastlane250: *disk
RockPusher: ♫ Too many firmware, too many firmware ♫
Mangledpixel: slightly squishyware
NewtyNewts: Soft -> Firm -> Hard... now I get it
Laserbeaks_Fury: How many flashes does it take to get the center of a firmware pop? One...oh dear...
TehAmelie: something to do when the battery dies and you're stuck in your car. . .no wait
NewtyNewts: A lot stronger rumble as well
CranstonSnord: a Steam Deck can go faster than a Tesla, once
EricTheOrange: I had an original brick Game Boy
GapFiller: tbf how much less safe is gaming inna Tesla compared to just being inna Tesla in general
RockPusher: Portable yes. Pocket size, no.
LordZarano: Self-propelled game console
Juliamon: tbf the Game Gear came out in the JNCO era
EricTheOrange: I'd argue that the Game Boy Pocket was the first portable console
EricTheOrange: well first pocket sized portable console
drawnbinary: the gameboy, where you have to angle it to hopefully catch streetlights to actually see the screen
EricTheOrange: @drawnbinary yeah they didn't figure out backlit screen untill the game boy advanced Sp
RockPusher: No Yakuzaing on the highway
fastlane250: if you spent a fortune on batteries you could play your Genesis games in the car with the Nomad
beowuuf: traffic lights and laybys :p
LordZarano: While it charges?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Load up Skyrim in the morning to warm up your car
Micsig: charging station
Izandai: I really want to say that anyone who tries to play video games while driving a car deserves whatever's coming to them, but... Well, at the very least, there friends and family probably don't.
Izandai: *their
RockPusher: Playing GTA while driving might be problematic
drawnbinary: @erictheorange and i think my entire town (very isolated) didn’t get the eventual peripheral light attachment because i was an adult when i heard about it
TehAmelie: what's the best game to make your CPU run hot? probably stil Crysis
EvilBadman: i dunno Dorf Fort simulations seems to eat it up too
laundreydhull: is that how car chargers work now?
EricTheOrange: it's the old advertising thing of "if their isn't a need for our product we will try and manufacture a need".
laundreydhull: or is that always the case with them?
lirazel64: Heather...
munocard: Those gamer chairs are also the absolute worst kinds of chairs for your back.
KV1NN4: Gamer vchairs always look so uncomfortable to me but then i'm short and hate arm-rests
BusTed: rayfkWelp
EricTheOrange: with your body heat?
TehAmelie: i got a gamer chair like 5 years ago and i've hated it since
lirazel64: Tesla aren't gear in the cold.
lirazel64: *great
GapFiller: the big question Paul did they make yr pour hot water all over the windscreen? Kappa
Styxseus: Hmm, a "Winter-cooled" computer rig..
drawnbinary: i remember my parents had to preheat the car, after keeping it plugged in overnight so it didn’t freeze the juices inside
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angryoptimist: GPUs and CPUs are--as I understand it--nearly exactly as efficient as electric heaters as actual electric heaters.
Loonatic93: Living in Minnesota, getting a remote car starter absolutely changed my life. I now have had one installed in any car I got thereafter.
LordZarano: "run the engine" isn't really a thing for electric
GapFiller: the worrying thing is my parents still occasionally pour hot water all over the windows when the car is iced over knowing full well thats a terrible idea jlrrFacepalm
Mai_Andra: Eat more beans to keep your seat warm. (Just be careful with the release...)
TurnedToFrog: Doesn't everyone have an engine block heater in the car?
LordZarano: @angryoptimist "Waste heat"? What waste heat?
RockPusher: Correct
RockPusher: Anyway, ka pai on the Te Reo Beej tqsClap
KV1NN4: Yes
RockPusher: Beej has been doing his research
Izandai: That is correct.
Spacecarl: The Dutch!
EricTheOrange: So is that a seprate nation? or a diferent name for new zealand?
Phazon_Kiwi: There is a lot of pushback to the name too, but I want my country to be Aoteoroa too :D
GapFiller: The Dutch! Again! /adam
Laserbeaks_Fury: The Dutch....AGAIN!
Fruan: It's really good.
haltben2514: Good to see Aotearoa is catching on to folks outside of here!!
drawnbinary: (old) Zeeland is the southmost province of the Netherlands, yes
haltben2514: Haha 5 mil Beej
Eklinaar: Aotearoa? Only 5 million.
RockPusher: Go to Aussie, miss, overfly, come see us
drawnbinary: I saw an ad for the Smash thing on my switch last night (Australia)
Phazon_Kiwi: Yeah, we only 5 mil so far lol
EricTheOrange: I mean I'd like a different name for "the united states of America" if only cause that's a mouthful of a name.
RockPusher: Bring Ian, we have many silly birbs
GapFiller: Zeeland Holland not to be confused w/ Zealand the Danish island
CouldntPickAUsername: 'doesn't snow'? lucky you, I got 8.5 inches last night
Eklinaar: @EricTheOrange Inconveniencing others is an American cultural tradition.
LordZarano: Dollarie doos
TemporallyAwry: @CouldntPickAUsername Phrasing? lrrBEEJ
drawnbinary: Zeeland (NL) is boring af anyways
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Izandai: @EricTheOrange It also means the best demonym for us is "Americans" which isn't ideal. And neither is everyone shortening it to just "America".
EricTheOrange: The fortnightly smash tournament
RockPusher: jlrrNo jlrrNo jlrrNo
GapFiller: jlrrNo jlrrNo jlrrNo
CAKHost: That's a Spray Bottle, Heather. 8|
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
ButButTheJesus: my Yoda socks are sitting behind me
fastlane250: Hallmark only started getting into gaming-related Xmas stuff fairly recently
drawnbinary: the only hallmark ornaments that get here reliably are disney >:((
kusinohki: come in late and Hallmark is trying to turn xmas to the dark side??
angryoptimist: @kusinohki I've heard they have cookies.
EricTheOrange: get an ornament of o'brian
Izandai: WOW RUDE
fastlane250: yeah I ordered the SNES and Genesis ornaments online because good luck finding them in store
drawnbinary: Oh yeah my mom gets the Hallmark ornament catalogue every July
Astrovore: HI I'M DAISY
LurkerSpine: magikoopa
EricTheOrange: I mean you only have 2 "human" male options
kusinohki: some korak ornaments would really blend into the tree....
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
Izandai: PrideLaugh
virre_: Edge is now available on Linux and MacOs
Eklinaar: How long until we get a spray bottle channel emote
virre_: Because its just fancy chrome
CAKHost: There are still websites in this day and age that only work on one browser type?!
kusinohki: did I make heather sad? sorry
TehAmelie: i know some small towns' websites still keep office hours
CAKHost: Granted, I suppose it was my mom that exposed me to a lot of the unfortunate difficulties of designing a website for different browsers. I think my college classes covered a bit but not as venomously as the stuff my mom shown me.
ButButTheJesus: TIL
drawnbinary: A fridge is a magnet board
SpacePotato01: surprise weapon against Magneto
drawnbinary: i might paint my office door with magnet paint
kusinohki: key hook tree (don't know what they're called) and hang ornaments from that??
Izandai: FUCK tape
Mangledpixel: C: superglue
LurkerSpine: gecko tape
TemporallyAwry: I dunno, rivets would probably work too PrideShrug
SquareDotCube: epoxy!
thavleifrim: just keep your fridge in a larger fridge to keep it cool
CAKHost: I've been getting magnets from various zoos, museums and other places I can get magnets from when I visit them. :3
GapFiller: Mangledpixel superglue doesnt really work for anything other than human flesh
Faulpyr: My last place had a non magnetic fridge. I ended up buying a magnetic whiteboard to stick next to it
kusinohki: attach peg board somehow...
Mangledpixel: GapFiller welding, then
angryoptimist: If it's wax, you gotta get, like, a signet ring and do it that way. I mean, you don't HAVE to, but...
TehAmelie: almost everything is very weakly magnetic, sort of like indistinguishable from gravity. . .
SquareDotCube: someone forgot to replace a placeholder texture, that's all
munocard: Yeah, they should be chocobo
SpacePotato01: is the car's engine rated in chocobo power?
Trymantha: Odin rides a horse in multiple entires of the series
munocard: FFXIV refers to them as horse-birds though.
thavleifrim: There are hors elike mounts in ff14
kusinohki: mutant chocobos?
angryoptimist: Remember that time Capcom got in trouble for those references in RE4?
TehAmelie: maybe horses are mythical beasts
SquareDotCube: but it could be worse, you could forget to pay for the image and it becomes the cover image for your (shovelware) game
Spacecarl: theres some horned horses in a range of FF games
Mai_Andra: FFXIV added horses (from a foreign nation) for a new years event a few years ago.
frogomb: There isn't one singular Final Fantasy universe
munocard: Actually yeah, the Odin summon in Crisis Core Reunion has him riding Sleipnir which is a horse.
Izandai: Easier to breed and tame, Beej.
Loonatic93: Oh no... Wild Horses still exist. Even to the point of being a pest. Much like White Tailed Deer.
Juliamon: "can be tamed" though
CAKHost: *Slaps the roof of the car* this baby has so much chocobo power. Kappa
Juliamon: You can't tame an emu
GapFiller: its filing off these digital watermarks supposedly one of the reasons (possibly the only reason) for AI art
Phailhammer: She said *easier* to train, Beej.
drawnbinary: if emus weren’t a bit evil
CAKHost: *XD
TetraRay: please no
Izandai: PrideLaugh I LOVE IT
TwitchTVsFrank: lol wtf
TehAmelie: now that's a mutant bird
RockPusher: We created an Emu army…… turns out they are not amenable to taking orders
EvilBadman: Exactly that. Those AC games had mount skins and this was a camel
LadyDKat: Oh nooooooo
Izandai: IT SUCKS SO BAD I LOVE IT SO MUCH
GapFiller: lrrWOW
SquareDotCube: that's great
frogomb: There were horse monster encounters in FF1
Mai_Andra: That is, unironically, amazing.
TemporallyAwry: It's the missing link! That's where the horses went!
angryoptimist: psaWrong
Favre_the_Undead: Not as bad as I thought
FrostyKaze: This is so cursed
beowuuf: i hear you liked chocobo...
GapFiller: thats so bad it loops back round to being awesome
munocard: That could be worse
EvilBadman: The Sword from the cross-over ruled
drawnbinary: the missing link is at hallmark
Mangledpixel: this is basically how they made Obi Wan's mount in the Kenobi series
Mangledpixel: camel + bits
EricTheOrange: spray beej
FrostyKaze: Sounds like Dr. Hojo
munocard: Gold ones can walk on water though
TehAmelie: sort of like penguins
drcthulu: Golden chocobos can
Mai_Andra: only certain breeds. most don't
CAKHost: Some species of Chocobos can fly
saucemaster5000: Isn't there a flying one in FF9?
TemporallyAwry: Yeah ... that would honestly be "normal" for Hojo
Laserbeaks_Fury: Chocobo Dive
frogomb: Black ones fly in FF4
Laserbeaks_Fury: Assassin's Kweh
TheMerricat: the Zeus game
SquareDotCube: RDR2's horses are something else
saucemaster5000: depends on how many jet engines you attach to them
TehAmelie: hey do you think penguins think humans are terribly shabbily dressed penguins?
EricTheOrange: I don't play FF14 but I assume if that game has flying mounts theirs probably a chocobo that does
Izandai: PrideLaugh
CAKHost: Oh right. XD
DeM0nFiRe: benginO7
Laserbeaks_Fury: It's better than "Argo'ing"
frogomb: TehAmelie now I do
gibbousm: Yoshi and Mario two best friends forever
TehAmelie: a human in suit and tie shows up and they're like "finally, a normal human"
Mangledpixel: storyline seems neat, gameplay seems... fine
Eklinaar: 2K launchers have been a blight upon Firaxis's games for years
EricTheOrange: wolverines in the midnight suns right? he seems to get around in superhero teams
RockPusher grumbles about Electron in old sysadmin
Phazon_Kiwi: @EricTheOrange Yeah, for an edgy loner, teams up a lot lol
awmcmillan: yeah sounds like something using electron all right
TehAmelie: everyone wants Wolverine. put him on the cover and you got a better selling comic book. it's a known thing
NewtyNewts: @RockPusher Can one learn to speak in old sysadmin?
gibbousm: yeah, Jacob was trying to play it but couldn't
TemporallyAwry: Hopefully it's just sparkling incompetence, and not crypto-fruad.
Eklinaar: The 2K launcher is supposed to manage mods for XCOM, as well. If you install mods and then try to launch XCOM, it just crashes. This has been the case for years. There's a community-made launcher that everyone uses instead.
CAKHost: Oh right. I remember seeing a Crypto Simulator game that was coming out to Switch soon-ish? Paul reminded me about it because some of the pictures I could find had these racks of PC cases that I guess you are 'mining' with in game???
Laserbeaks_Fury: Steam is actually helpful in some ways with peripheral support
Kazman20a: what game ? just got here
Phazon_Kiwi: Wait, so what do you do to get the better midnight suns frame rate?
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Phazon_Kiwi: Interesting, thanks folks
GapFiller: WHEELER RAID!!!
YeetTheRich_: wheelerOok wheelerOok wheelerOok
CAKHost: Hi Ben!
RockPusher: NewtyNewts one can, though the side effects can include grey beardedness, deep cynicism, and a distaste for any technology invented after the mid 80s
Kazman20a: welcome rodeo
TehAmelie: yeehaw
AttackCowboy: wheelerOok wheelerOok wheelerOok
CAKHost: And the rodeo!
MilkInBags: I was watching Adam and then Wheeler and then here
mister_nibbles: wheelies seems like a great name though
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YeetTheRich_: since this is a wheeler chat with a seabats raid i would say 'monkeys' is fitting
EricTheOrange: Anyone in chat wants to see what "Xel" looks like heres the steam page https://store.steampowered.com/app/1674640/XEL/
garruksgardener: Thank you so much, I was at "Zelle" and very confused
Laserbeaks_Fury: Ah yes, 2 hours in a character creator and then crash on game start
NewtyNewts: Game runs but is extremely misadvertised perhaps?
thavleifrim: I think id take review scores as a concept alot more seriously if they used the full scale as it is they mean nothing to me
PigmyWurm: watch+play plays some 1's and 2's
kirbytronic: See; 90% of Watch & Play, basically
Eklinaar: What'd we do
BusTed: seabatSEAL
EvilBadman: It is funny if you take into account that the 1-10 scale is far less lenient for films. Critics there have no qualms marking stuff way down.
Mr_Horrible: We provide a service
LordZarano: That's what's really notable about Big Rigs, it came out, on physical disk!, before shovelware was super common, so it actually got reviews
kirbytronic: "I loaded it and it started screaming at me. It would not stop."
YeetTheRich_: how would you rate desert bus as a gaame?
GapFiller: YeetTheRich_ Smoke & Mirrors seems pretty functional at least
Spritz_T: speaking of big rigs, it has a metacritic score of 8
ainamarth120: I remember that Superman for N64 got a 0.5, and only got that because it booted when they turned it on.
GapFiller: whether it functions and whether its any good are slightly dfft axis here it feels
drawnbinary: desert bus is a game as a fine art piece that is successful at the point it’s trying to make
TehAmelie: if you like Desert Bus, you gotta try Airplane Mode. it's a game where you sit on an airplane for 8 hours
drawnbinary: didn’t they play airplane mode on desert bus a couple years back?
TehAmelie: seems like a thing they could do
GapFiller: iirc they have booted Buzz Bombers ect at least once onstream
GapFiller: usually following a bus crash
EvilBadman: airplane mode was on one of the dbs, yes
EvilBadman: i don't recall which recent year due to (gestures)
drawnbinary: just checked, it was 2019
drawnbinary: on alpha flight
kirbytronic: Oh good, something I can do other than Terfworld
emberBecky: ahhh I wonder if they're closing anything to make room for that
EricTheOrange: koopa sama
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kirbytronic: Universal Hollywood isn't very large, unfortunately
kirbytronic: So there's not as much room as full "worlds" as Florida
NewtyNewts: Probably a RFID thing
saucemaster5000: my siblings don't drop enough coins when I punch them
SquareDotCube: geez, that just reminded me of 1up.com
NewtyNewts: So... a walkaround section of the park.
bolas_dnd: pass i guess
EricTheOrange: Toads head
drawnbinary: stealing lunchmoney seems like a classic way of punching for coins
LurkerSpine: Are they putting more in eventually?
NonjaBiru: They're not getting the Yoshi ride?
dakota_man1965: do they have special alcohol drinks?
CodeIndigo: Hey, don't knock it. Waiting in line for the Millennium Falcon at SW Galaxy's Edge is fun because you're in a rundown starfighter hangar.
kirbytronic: The Hollywood one in general doesn't change much. Terfworld was the biggest change they've done in a long time and it's like... two rides and a couple stores?
RockPusher: "Tarnished!!!"
CodeIndigo: @kirbytronic took me a second to recall what you meant. but i approve.
matthaus_c: planning for the sequel Project EZ
GapFiller: The Life and Times of GG Allin is a game I'd def play ngl
kusinohki: Project HF
LurkerSpine: Nier is pretty big now
saucemaster5000: Even the neverending story is only like an hour and a half with a couple bad sequels
SquareDotCube: That's okay, Mario and Link knows Bayo's pain :p
kusinohki: neverending story 2 wasn't that bad
saucemaster5000: @kusinohki I liked it as a kid
kusinohki: there was also an animated series on hbo. think I saw half an episode
SquareDotCube: something something Magmum Rewatch
NewtyNewts: OH WoW...
kusinohki: FRwL said that quote was massively out of context
mister_nibbles: SO FAR, it doesnt seem like a bad thing (i play wow)
matthaus_c: 1, Tap, Pay 1 Life to make a goat?
Spacecarl: Wildly, it's actually promising and sounds good
Sky_Kast: ooh thefla14Cedric
ButButTheJesus: katesSus
matthaus_c: h u h
matthaus_c: that's... actually interesting?
mister_nibbles: as far as we know so far no
saucemaster5000: Wait... so how do I use my credit card to win? This sounds sus
kirbytronic: What is the best vessel for me to fill myself with chili sauce. I think maybe fried rice
Mai_Andra: Can you purchase a cosmetic item and exchange that for this new currency?
Lazarus2511: @kirbytronic a good choice
mister_nibbles: yeah, again hugely skeptical, but it actually seems like a really cool and not awful / predatory thing, at least based on what they've told us so far
Spacecarl: It actually seems entirely good so far. which is a fun change
emberBecky: I can't give you money any more blizzard don't try and lure me back.. no! ..is this available on classic? >.>
Mai_Andra: So it's called a "trading post" but it's not actually for trading (with players)? it's just another shop with a different name?
NewtyNewts: Raincheck?
WasntFuzzyWuzzy: Sounds like a lot of holiday events and PvP vendors and such
TheMandrew: i used to work the layaway counter at walmart
KeytarCat: Can lock the shop like runeterra?
Mai_Andra: Walmart was still offering layaway when the Wii was released.
NewtyNewts: Ah, gotcha
SquareDotCube: And now we have *financing*!
Sky_Kast: yeah you could do that with bing wyrmwSly
Mai_Andra: Yes, layaway was more prominent before "every" retail store had their own consumer credit card.
TheMerricat: "Retailers use a number of different refund policies for layaway transactions. Some give full or partial cash refunds if layaways are not completed. Others give credit toward future purchases. State law may dictate what refund policy you must follow"
Laserbeaks_Fury: hehehe....duty
RockPusher: Hehehe, doody gabyTehe
Mr_Horrible: Yowl of Obligation
Sky_Kast: I'd rather fish
Sky_Kast: get all that cod for free
kusinohki: telephone of responsibility??
Laserbeaks_Fury: It's closer to our reality that say Destiny
KadmosTech: but why
Mai_Andra: Is there a "Call of Duty Index" for console market health, like the Waffle House Index for US major storm recovery?
KeytarCat: The cool parts of military equipment without the trauma!
Sky_Kast: I'd rather have a steam index for ve
margieargie: Probably not mines, just unexploded ordinance
RockPusher: Grab the spray bottle Heather!
Sky_Kast: vr
kusinohki: make it tanks and you could shoot the ball into the goal.... maybe there's something there?
KadmosTech: but do you also still have weapons?
drawnbinary: legs and wheels not one-to-one on skill relevance
virre_: Well some did do mandatory military service if from countries with that
Laserbeaks_Fury: that's a while new meanaing to the term "Dead Ringers"
kirbytronic: I feel like we had this conversation a million years ago when it was "super weird" that they were adding sports stars to Fortnite
margieargie: Hopefully it goes better for the players than the Simpsons episode where they did something like that
RockPusher: That Yakuza substory where you assemble your baseball team
kusinohki: "their ringer recognzied our ringer" - Mash
Robot_Bones: just like G-Gundam
ButButTheJesus: Handegg
Mr_Horrible: Rugby, strangely *more* violent than the machine-gun fire
KenKopin: War strike
NewtyNewts: That's my understanding of what happened and why that only happened once
amative1: Sounds like Christmas Day 1914
LordZarano: Like Michael Jordan helping Bugs Bunny to play basketball
RockPusher: What if we played football, but with our hands…
FrostyKaze: That was the plot of Sky Crawlers
YeetTheRich_: 0/10 this war isn't even functional
Laserbeaks_Fury: The baseball episode
mister_nibbles: and we broadcast it live on tv to keep the other districts in line
Mr_Horrible: get 2 PMs into the octagon, settle it like that
Mai_Andra: Christopher Judge comes by to finish his speech...
KenKopin: Every video game is every other video game
Darleysam: "what hasn't Fortnite done yet"
CAKHost: Question: Are the cars in the Rocket League canon full size cars or RC cars? I love the idea of both but I just want to know the canon.
mister_nibbles: what if we stapled rocket league to pubg
Zu_o: @mister_nibbles We can have them choose people from their districts as people to fight as their seconds! and make it a movie! And we can cast a FEMALE LEAD FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Mr_Horrible: "right now"
Timagio: YET.
Laserbeaks_Fury: Warzone Cleanup Detail
kirbytronic: Hatsune Miku Tactics RPG when
LurkerSpine: Yes, they own Harmonix and are taking all the rockbands offline Except 4
Darleysam: they do own Harmonix, and are shutting down FUSER in 3 days :(
drawnbinary: i want the rocket league car in fortnight but the wheels move like horse legs
type_variable: the rocket league cars are playable in fortnite
type_variable: just not football
CAKHost: Also, I kind of want to see a mix of the two. Like a few full size cars verse several RC cars. Its like the 1 horse size duck or 100 duck size horses!
Mr_Horrible: that'd mean the Car Talk brothers canonically exist in Fortnite
kusinohki: "I want to be a car" - you mean like Turbo Teen??
Timagio: Drive your car down the fret board
Mai_Andra: with the sound truck from "Fury Road"
mister_nibbles: i would play something called rocket band
HbombAndFriends: Yes, sadly, Epic bought Harmonix last year and are currently in the process of running it into the ground. :(
LurkerSpine: And they're also turning off Drop Mix
Sky_Kast: rocket band NotLikeThis
HbombAndFriends: RIP Fuser
Laserbeaks_Fury: A totally different set of drums on that car
bolas_dnd: LUL
margieargie: Is there a "neither" playlist?
Lazarus2511: praise Heather!!
UnboundLaconicness: Thank you, Heather
YeetTheRich_: i appreciate chronology
KenKopin: feliciaHeart
badpandabear: lrrSHINE lrrSHINE Heather lrrSHINE lrrSHINE
DeM0nFiRe: zeldaParty
Sky_Kast: tanukidanClose
CAKHost: Heather lrrSHINE !
kusinohki: Heather - you are loved AGGRESSIVELY!!
Mr_Horrible: Common Heather W
LordZarano: jlrrPeakslit
Fruan: I didn't expect my Checkpoint mug to become a collectors item.
kirbytronic: I think Serge is running a merch black market, I've decided to make up just now
fastlane250: but I already have disc
ButButTheJesus: THANK
CAKHost: Thanks for the stream!
Nigouki: just relabel the DVDs as a "Polycarbonate coaster"
TehAmelie: you'll have to glue it up with gold
saucemaster5000: make an epic toast then throw them in the fireplace
Mr_Horrible: I should probably bring mine home from my desk at work
CAKHost: I just like having mine. It's a good hole.
Robot_Bones: you can just encase it in a block of epoxy
TemporallyAwry: Guess you'll need to upgrade to metal+enamel. ;p I'm sure you could move those mugs.
Laserbeaks_Fury: Maybe some Gifts Ungiven
Fruan: Kamagawa block tiny leaders?!
RockPusher: LRR being silly - very unusual for them lrrBEEJ
asddsa28: yay
KeytarCat: Only rebrand checkpoint as an excuse to print new mugs
asddsa28: i cant wait
GapFiller: time to break out the good whisky
BusTed: Hopefully an equal number of times.
Robot_Bones: Tantilizing
RockPusher: Competitve co-op cosy
kirbytronic: And whether or not this year ends with them getting into a knife fight
CAKHost: Silence, reading and crackling.
Mr_Horrible: u-uncrossing? gabyLewd
Nigouki: The VODless Void
kusinohki: I get uncomfratble with Ian staring into my soul like that...
RockPusher: tiltyhPLS tiltyhEXTREME
Robot_Bones: can the fire crackling sound be run through a rhythm game?
TehAmelie: what if you ran to the sound of C&I Christmas?
ContingentCat: BNFs style Rhythm Cafe!
Nigouki: 5bux says Ian brings the Witch From Mercury ED to the stream
TehAmelie: sweet drift there
beowuuf: ooh
RockPusher: Oooer, Cameron hors frond
cmdrelk: Oooh fun
TheMerricat: w40k Left 4 Dead
Mr_Horrible: plays kinda like GTFO if you've seen that
TehAmelie: there's an epilepsy warning for Avatar the Way of Water. not entirely videogame news, but maybe important to know
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TheMerricat: @tehamelie it is still blowing my mind that Avatar 2 is finally come out I was certain that would be a vaporware product forever
amative1: cake get!
LurkerSpine: Cheer100
amative1: (9 years)
TehAmelie: i'm still surprised Alita got made before that
GapFiller: Cheer100 oh spare bits under my seat!
TheAinMAP: guyjudgeBits guyjudgeBits
Sky_Kast: interesting to know James Cameron didn't do the dance to make a movie comfortable
The_Phailhaus: i will always return
RockPusher: lunarj1Heart lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
The_Phailhaus: at first light on the 3rd day every day
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART
Nigouki: Thanks for the stream!
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
GapFiller: thanks for streaming lrrPAUL lrrBEEEJ lrrHEATHER lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart lunarj1Fangs lunarj1Snip
TehAmelie: thanks for the stream!
Snowcookies: thanks for the stream
EricTheOrange: eat your teeth
Sky_Kast: larp it hard friends
TehAmelie: now back to rewatching older streams
TehAmelie: i'm watching Cam and Cori play Disco Elysium for the second time for the third time
TehAmelie: is a technically reasonable thing to say
TehAmelie: meanwhile, ten seconds into the trailer, i'm sold on Barbie the movie
KeytarCat: I heard it was pretty good
Fruan: It's an all-timer of a trailer.
TehAmelie: it shall we say homages "2001"
TehAmelie: with little girls and dolls instead of apes and bones
TehAmelie: lets you know they know exactly what they're doing
TehAmelie: and what makes a movie better than when it knows what it wants to do?