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Mollylele: did you know you can sing the melody of Auld Lang Syne with the English 26 character alphabet?
GapFiller: mmm Canadian German
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jessieimproved: Checkpoint's not our dad
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Driosenth: the liminal week between the two dates
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GapFiller: who needs news when theres a year to review Kappa
kusinohki: I don't think I know any words of auld lang syne after the first 5...
Silver_Slip: *trombones intensify*
Mr_Dirty: Finally. Today we are free this weeks videogame news from 1998
lirazel64: Proletariat!
Drasvin: Limbo time
Anubis169: Breaking news: FILLER
Ivalenz_: Most anticipated in 2023....
GapFiller: jlrrFacepalm so many best ofs
mweepigeon: I always remember the line on splitting the bill lol
RockPusher: Remember this game? It's on sale on Steam! lrrBEEJ
TemporallyAwry: The evergreen articles that they just update the publish date? LuvOops
Loonatic93: They know that we know that they know.
kusinohki: do video games do a "20 years retrospective" ie, this is what happened in 2002??
Outis_190: @harddrivenews
Anubis169: manDERP silly mods?
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laundreydhull: oh! OH! Let's just spend the whole time Yolking in The Tarkov wipe and tell No One.
kusinohki: gapfiller's brother timefiller??
TalpTheScot: I have seen this, i would play this mod
laundreydhull: Not Even lrrJAMES , LUL . . .
NightValien28: I want parry the fuck of a charizard
NightValien28: OMG
iris_of_ether: Oh that's hilariously great
laundreydhull: *Yolk On that Tarkov wipe!
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
NightValien28: that is incredible though
kusinohki: charizard and dragonite in elden ring style would be terrifying
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TemporallyAwry: Nintendo is "aggressively litigious" for a reason PrideLaugh
iris_of_ether: :D
kusinohki: what would a pokemon souls (dark pokemon??) game play like??
NightValien28: given a resonable dev time schedule? Kappa
GapFiller: oh right this story
GapFiller: the 2D thing
GapFiller: came out 10 years ago
kusinohki: duke nukem (you've been waiting) forever
Anubis169: It was a compendium of every Next Hottest Thing popular gaming styles for its whole length
Driosenth: DNF kept chasing the latest and greatest engines, graphics, and mechanics
GapFiller: Anubis169 yeh iirc reviews at launch talked abt the game in terms of the rings on a tree
Anubis169: oh boy
Anubis169: it was a platformer
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Mai_Andra: originally Duke Nukem was super fun
Mai_Andra: wolfenstein with a DukeNukem skin...
PMAvers: Reminds me of Blackthone by Blizzard.
kusinohki: my introduction to wolfenstien was the 3d version. I assume there was a 2d one?
GapFiller: also Bungie Abuse is one of those search terms thats just trouble all the way down
CaptainSpam: @kusinohki In name only.
PMAvers: Right, Abuse was being published by Bungie and was actually made by different devs.
Gizmoloid: I don't think Bungie had anything to do with Abuse and yeah it was kinda awesome
CaptainSpam: @kusinohki There was *A* game called Castle Wolfenstein, but it wasn't at all the same concept, even accounting for the 2D/3D change.
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Anubis169: kusinohki: there was also Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Anubis169: then it went to 3D
kusinohki: did contra ever go 3d?? can't remember...
GapFiller: kusinohki yep on the PS1
GapFiller: they werent much cop
Gizmoloid: @kusinohki several times on PS1 and PS2
Sorator13: oof
Epinephilim: What a garbage fire that game was. lrrGARBO
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NightValien28: what did epic do this time
GapFiller: for a given def of heroes
kusinohki: break out the legal trouble dartboard...
Tripleyew: “Heroes”
GapFiller: seems like a heel program this one
Epinephilim: The Activision Acquisition
GapFiller: nalvThink which does it feels mean somebody is the nominal hero of this story
NightValien28: hmmmmm
Epinephilim: Legal defence: "Your honour, we kinda suck."
Sorator13: LUL
Sorator13: that's a very carefully worded stat, lol
Epinephilim: Do you count if you opened a pre-packaged game app on your phone once and then uninstalled it?
Aahzymandias: "Do you not have PHONES??!!??"
Ivalenz_: Then Microsoft should just buy King from AB instead of all the things.
gualdhar: don't forget to include people like my mom who only plays Candy Crush on her phoneñ she's a gamer too
Arikell: I hope the judge is a gamer
Silver_Slip: so its not just cod, its cod, wow, overwatch, and candy crush
Sorator13: "like skyrim" is hilarious
PMAvers: I mean, they have Splatoon, which is a vastly better game than anything they'd be acquiring.
PMAvers: *from this deal
Sorator13: Do consumers (via advocacy groups or w/e) get any say in proceedings like these?
Epinephilim: I think that's what the FTC is supposed to represent.
LordZarano: But if you include PC gaming...
SeaDiegoFC: Why did they change the shade of the blue for Sony but not the red or green?
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MomoNo9: Ooh just in time for pie charts
Silver_Slip: mmm pie
DentedPockets: That's why it's only 2021 and not 2020 :p
BrowneePoints: Psychonauts 2
BrowneePoints: 2021 yea
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DeM0nFiRe: This is just like the epic vs apple thing. Sony / Epic are not good companies, but Microsoft / Apple aren't either and Sony/ Epic are right that what the other companies do is bad for everyone
BrowneePoints: eh
Silver_Slip: @ivalenz_ eyy thank for sub
LordZarano: That's true for all exclusives though, and exclusives still happen
Mai_Andra: If you would lose money by making it console exclusive, then why do you have any console exclusives at all?
BrowneePoints: which is probably accurate because Sony is pretty Walled Garden
DeM0nFiRe: because nothing MS offers could offset the permanent harm of the merger, it makes sense from Sony's point of view
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BrowneePoints: they'd make then Sony exclusive and WoW would get moved only to PS5 off the PC
BrowneePoints: (i'm joking)
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Epinephilim: Sony being like "We are business savvy and we would make this exclusive if we bought ABK" does definitely track, though. Like, they are only arguing that Microsoft knows what they're doing.
BrowneePoints: and destruction of records
BrowneePoints: while undergoing investigation
Tweediculous: I might have missed the news bit we are on here, anyone have a headline?
Tweediculous: Ah the merger.
BrowneePoints: @Tweediculous probably the M$ manifesto to the FTC
Laserbeaks_Fury: What happens if ABK doesn't merge but just sells their IPs?
Tweediculous: Them not being able to self sustain is not the problem of the market. Selling their IPs would be their next move
Tweediculous: I don't think a merger can or will happen
Coloneljesus: actiblizz needs a parent
bytecaster: To be fair getting owned is seldom fun, so I get where they are coming from.
Ivalenz_: Activision management has burned ABK to the ground. Selling is the only option?
Tweediculous: I hate that companies are "people"
Tweediculous: such a sad state of affairs.
BrowneePoints: yea i've honestly been sided with M$ until the 5th amendment stupidity
BrowneePoints: and i facepalmed so hard I hurt my self
Sorator13: I'm not sure how that's a 5th amendment issue?
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Sorator13: unless the 5th also contains presumption of innocence, but I'm still not sure that applies?
Laserbeaks_Fury: There's a thing in Horizon where corporations were allowed to run for and hold government offices
Ivalenz_: We're doing evil, don't make us admit it.
Laserbeaks_Fury: as "people"
Coloneljesus: Horizon zero dawn? or what horizon u talking about?
Laserbeaks_Fury: yeah Zero Dawn
RealOGLobster: Jeopardy is our national game show after all
Sorator13: okay, gotcha
Silver_Slip: the specific claim is the right to fair trial. the people acusing them is the same people delivering judgement
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Gizmoloid: I wish someone would get to mirandize a whole corporation
Sorator13: yeah, that's a potentially plausible argument
Sorator13: buuuut that kinda goes to the heart of FTC and admin hearings, so I imagine that's an issue that has been raised before
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Loonatic93: Honestly, it's one of the big issues that I have with the IRS. No due process.
Tweediculous: Couldn't it be fought in circuit courts? It becomes a Sherman/Clayton's act issue i think
nickthecatbear: very very messy
incredulouspasserby: Yeah IIRC this has been de facto addressed before that administrative courts are not the same as criminal courts re: the 5th amendment
noa2828: Conflict of interest in the US justice system is so commonplace though, the expectation it be an issue is laughable
Sorator13: @incredulouspasserby I would think so
Ivalenz_: Microsoft is essentially arguing that the FTC is unconstitutional. Capitalism hates the FTC.
BrowneePoints: yea...
jessieimproved: We literally all think it's bullshit.
BrowneePoints: you can blame my State's Senator for that btw
noa2828: Citizens United fucked an already fucked system
Brozard: 2010
BrowneePoints: we all do
nickthecatbear: Corporations being "people" was fundamental to 19th-century law. It's been around a long time and isn't going anywhere
incredulouspasserby: Citizen's United only defined corporations as being "a person" in very specific realms.
Ivalenz_: Persons can not be bought and sold, yet corporations can. It is an interesting philosophical quandary.
Brozard: Patriot Act was 2001, which is its own bag of problems
Tweediculous: @nickthecatbear Yep this is an important thing, it isnt new here.
Sorator13: Yeah, it's the sort of hail mary argument that the average person would probably not raise, but a big corp with lots of money to throw at a problem absolutely will, because there's a tiny chance it might work
BrowneePoints: Next year Sonic's Dad goes to jail!
noa2828: @Brozard Less bag more landmine but yea
Brozard: Yes
nickthecatbear: In the year of our super-fast lord, 2023
niccus: third impact of sonic content
Ivalenz_: Sonic infinitanniversary!
RockPusher: rayfkSanic rayfkSanic_HF rayfkSanic_HF
bytecaster: Wait everything up till now was just the first wave?!
noa2828: Finally I can combine my Sonic and Dark Academia aesthetics?
Sorator13: *second* wave? the entire year was considered ONE wave???
RealOGLobster: Can't wait for the first Checkpoint of the year to start with Beej heralding the continuation of Sonic's 30th Anniversary
Tweediculous: I did not know there was a Sanic Anime
BrowneePoints: i've heard good things about Prime
kusinohki: just imagine if Mario announced a retirement...
CaptainSpam: Well, of course it was the biggest year in Sonic's history. It was Sonic's 30th anniversary!
BrowneePoints: including Shadow clowning Sonic so hard it became an internet meme
Sorator13: LUL
BrowneePoints: I don't think it's possible for 1 Sonic fan to be happy
noa2828: They're gonna publish official Sonic porn
iris_of_ether: LUL
Angreed66: They just need enough of them happy to make a profit
GapFiller: who'd have thought that one ENN wd STILL be relevant all these years later#
Silver_Slip: a sonic roadmap is hilarious in a poetic sort of way
LordZarano: You can't please all the people even some of the time
BrowneePoints: it is a very solid 7.5
BrowneePoints: it is, for the most part, very enjoyable and a breath of fresh air
Lord_Hosk: Sonic spinball was a great game
iris_of_ether: PAUL
kusinohki: I thought sonic frontiers reviews were mostly positive??
nickthecatbear: cursed
Snowcookies: Paul no
iris_of_ether: Paul why
BrowneePoints: mhmm Frontiers was mostly positive
niccus: whose flesh
nickthecatbear: "flesh-colored Sonic" is up there as a sentence I least expected to hear today
PMAvers: Make a sequel to Lost World you cowards
BrowneePoints: the reviews have been. "It's not amazing, but it's good." which, considering the history of Sonic Games
BrowneePoints: is benginDab
Silver_Slip: there are subjective complaints but the overall product is quality
Juliamon: I choose to think the blue is his fleshtone and he has a blond beard and chest hair
Lord_Hosk: @nickthecatbear Thats weird, its on my checkpoint bingo board... but I had beej saying it so I don't get to mark off the square
Sorator13: @nickthecatbear LUL
Silver_Slip: @juliamon now i see him with the homer simpson mouth fuzz
nickthecatbear: @Lord_Hosk fair. I concede your point. I guess it was just surprising coming so casually from Paul instead of Beej, haha
BrowneePoints: Good old Hollow Knight. 4 person dev team + composer
kusinohki: 9 out of 10 sonic game. 6 out of 10 when compared to other video games...
PMAvers: So Sonic & Knuckles Frontiers
BrowneePoints: yea they're Koroks
Lord_Hosk: But if video game reviews don't have arbitrary scores... how will you objectively rank two completely incomparable unrelated pieces of art created by a team of skilled craftspeople to each other.
BrowneePoints: they give you upgrades
Sorator13: It's pronounced "koso"
Decaped: 3 people designed Sonic Frontiers and 200 made Koco facial animations.
Sorator13: ( Kappa )
Wicker_Guide: @Lord_Hosk schoolyard combat?
RealOGLobster: You have to save all three of them
GapFiller: nalvLUL thanks for the reminder Beej
kusinohki: just put some candles in a chilli dog...
Juliamon: You don't know *what* kind of bug you'll find
Coloneljesus: bug bounties are soldom about specific bugs or vulns
Coloneljesus: sounds like the dark souls vuln
LordZarano: If they knew what the bugs were they wouldn't need a bounty
Juliamon: They understand that not *every* tech device needs a camera
Sorator13: @Juliamon Didn't the DS have a camera?
Sorator13: so I think it took an attempt before realizing that
LordZarano: @Sorator13 3DS had a 3D camera
Sorator13: That's probably what I'm thinking of
RockPusher: Looks like if you have a modified client you can send specially crafted packets to exploit a buffer overflow
Coloneljesus: rexec doesn't necessarily mean complete system takeover (as in root access). maybe they would've just used it for botnets
Coloneljesus: people doing things generally makes other people pretty angry
Wicker_Guide: @Coloneljesus "Imma make another computer on this computer to do my evil computer things for me" is not really that much of a comfort over "I'll use your computer to do evil computer things myself"
Sorator13: oh boy
kusinohki: "nobody moves, nobody gets hurt"
nickthecatbear: So everyday in elementary school?
Sorator13: sounds like middle school to me
NightValien28: roblox and scams, no waaaay
RockPusher: News just in: Roblox continues to be fertile ground for scams fugiWow
Coloneljesus: @Wicker_Guide I have one computer. If I can exploit game consoles, I suddenly have 100000 computers.
Sorator13: They... called the kids to confirm they were kids?
jessieimproved: I can totally believe 13 year olds are scamming on Roblox
Sorator13: surely that's unethical
Sorator13: in some way
BrowneePoints: Yep. It's a thing. Last year my niece stole $500 from my mom for Robux
BrowneePoints: it's uh...a dangerous and exploitative game
Wicker_Guide: @Coloneljesus yup :D
PMAvers: The Secondary Scam Market
r10pez10: "oof"
LordZarano: The 2 documentaries that PeopleMakeGames made about Roblox are great
Sorator13: This just sounds like runescape scams all over again
LordZarano: or, investigative videos? I don't know what to call them
PMAvers: Hoo boy, CS: GO skin betting sites all over again
Sorator13: money laundering is a new twist
nickthecatbear: I'd like to introduce you to the future CEO's of American companies
NightValien28: I want to guess that roblox is owned by tencent
Decaped: @r10pez10 get out of here Joey Kuras
Laserbeaks_Fury: Old Scams, New Environment
jessieimproved: The problem with Roblox is that it is very heavily but *only* auto-moderated. It's frustrating for the players only, and easy for scammers to scam
BrowneePoints: oh yea Roblox is evil
BrowneePoints: it's Fortnite MTX on another level
LordZarano: Journalism, that's what PeopleMakeGames does. And they're very good videos.
Lord_Hosk: See and we just won't let the kids on Roblox because its a horrible haven for ummm... "adult friends"
noa2828: Can't wait to read about Roblox stock market manipulation
BrowneePoints: You know all those "stories" people talked about Second Life?
jessieimproved: Roblox is definitely a platform to make games. My youngest has made several games in it. I watch her like a hawk.
BrowneePoints: Roblox is like that except it's true, and for young kids
Boon_33: Non Fungable Toques
Snowcookies: omg
Sorator13: "I won a contest"?
Sorator13: that's plausible, at least
Decaped: This is why Roblox is probably going to be fined the same way Epic was around child data laws
maxthefourth: As Timmy Turner once said "Uh.. Internet"
nickthecatbear: The kid learned to scam the journalist
NightValien28: the way computers are expensive here I would think they shanked someone and are selling organs
Snowcookies: I remember that
Sorator13: wait, how were people making real money from *neopets*?
Angreed66: Children are monsters. Adults overestimate how innocent they are.
BrowneePoints: rare color patterns or items @Sorator13
maxthefourth: are neopets tradable?
NightValien28: Sorator13 selling the pixels off
noa2828: @Sorator13 Secondary market?
Sorator13: mmm, true, I forgot how rare some paintbrushes were
Sorator13: (are? idk)
Snowcookies: also Real Money Trading for in-game objects exist
Lord_Hosk: I made a mortgage payment by selling my Star Wars Galaxies account because I had unlocked one of the first 20 Jedi in the game.
Sorator13: @Snowcookies For sure, I just had a hard time imagining that in Neopets, of all things
Decaped: Yeah, NFT games kind of took over all the "fun" ways kids could make money on the early internet
Decaped: selling items in Diablo 3 comes to mind
SeaDiegoFC: I used to make really crappy comics with people's neopets in Paint and "sold" them for items or currency or whatever in Neopets. So long ago, I don't remember
maxthefourth: i think the baseline is if you can trade rare-ish stuff, someone is willing to pay money for it
Laserbeaks_Fury: "My account with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cosmetics. If you could help me with a small donation to pay the ransom, I can return your investment 10 fold."
TheDailyMapleSyrup: Roblocks is a scam & they are better off with minecraft
PMAvers: Perpetual Scam Engine
Laserbeaks_Fury: It's the Wired West out there
BrowneePoints: i'd prefer my niece and nephews play 16hrs of Minecraft a day then play 5 mins of Roblox
Laserbeaks_Fury: It's all fun and games till the lions come out and eat you.
jessieimproved: As a result, I have an exceptionally online-scam savvy 10 year old.
Lord_Hosk: Roblox is basically a open server everyone connects to Minecraft is mostly smaller private servers. there are a few big ones like hypixel but its mostly small groups of friends.
BrowneePoints: Also
Snowcookies: lol Paul
BrowneePoints: the CS hell my mom had to go through to get her money back from my niece stealing her card?
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BrowneePoints: Roblox is HELL
nickthecatbear: Paul's extra mischievous today, haha
RockPusher: Now now, the local cop might have come from the UK
Laserbeaks_Fury: Is the pay sytems baked into Roblox itself, or is it all outside the system?
Laserbeaks_Fury: It's like when techbros try to reinvent busses
GapFiller: nalvThink now we need to hear the Roblox equivalent of Consider Yourself
BrowneePoints: yea kids are already sociopaths
BrowneePoints: and add that screen disconnect
TemporallyAwry: @Laserbeaks_Fury ... that is entirely too apt. Jeeez LuvOops
BrowneePoints: and that's a problem
Angreed66: The same reason there are laws to protect children is the same reason children can be so cruel. They have a lower conceptualization of longterm effects on themselves and others.
Decaped: I think the secret is Roblox isn't techbros reinventing, it's just bizdev doing typical bizdev things.
Mai_Andra: They're just gaming the system, like proper Gamers. They're not hurting Real People.
nickthecatbear: Good ol' Lord of the Flies
Laserbeaks_Fury: Eventually a kid will get burned on the metal slides
Coloneljesus: I should invest in playgrounds
LordZarano: "Investigation: How Roblox Is Exploiting Young Game Developers" & "Roblox Pressured Us to Delete Our Video. So We Dug Deeper." are the videos that PMG made. Also ROBLOX_OOF.mp3 by hbomberguy isn't really about Roblox but that's also an incredible video
Sorator13: still, I don't think this is a problem particularly unique to Roblox. Most online games have had some issue with scams and real-money transactions at some point. Roblox may be more sophisticated and more easily linked to real money, but it's still a problem we've had for decades.
Coloneljesus: I was gonna say, Heather... "was"?
shurtal: Kid Vicious
iris_of_ether: lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart
Spacecarl: Sure, although Lord of the Flies was also specifically that british boarding vibe, and people do actually cooperate
DrasonSpike: online government run playground would be full of narks
PMAvers: America's Army leans it's head in
Coloneljesus: that's actually an interesting thought. why are there no "public spaces" online?
Athelgar: i remember old mIRC school channels
Laserbeaks_Fury: Because people keep buying them
gibbousm: we had a class forum for one of my 7th grade classes. Our teacher shut it down after a large flame war between two students
GapFiller: some of us remember the days of the back row in the IT room
Izandai: Welp, I know what my next present to myself is.
BrowneePoints: there's an article about how the OLED Switch killed Switch Pro dev too
Decaped: @Coloneljesus ez: because everyone functionally has a megaphone online instead of a regular speaking voice
GapFiller: which was out of sight of the supervisors at the front of the room
CreedPlaysGames: esrb
CreedPlaysGames: ?
betweenmyself: Digital Foundry?
CreedPlaysGames: oh nvm
electric_claire: I don't understand why people *want* a switch pro? I like not having to buy a new console
BrowneePoints: or rather, "The decision to make an OLED Switch caused Nintendo to shutter the possibility of a Switch Pro"
noa2828: It gained sentience
nickthecatbear: shocker
CaptainSpam: The Switch Pro? Isn't that just around the corner? Kappa
Ivalenz_: A global pandemic and supply chain crash may have caused Nintendo to not launch new hardware? lrrFINE
iris_of_ether: :D
BrowneePoints: and yea by "it was coming" it was probably in internal concepting but made no farther than that
noa2828: Same as Bus is Coming
iris_of_ether: "Merry Christmas, I got you the permission to just go off" :D
maxthefourth: that's a great present honestly
Decaped: my switch pro runs linux and is made by Valve.
DrasonSpike: its like the Car design pipeline but instead of 2 years to 5 years
noa2828: My switch is a very generous lover
PMAvers: The Switch 2: The Wild Hunt
Mai_Andra: Switch 2DS ("Nuts")
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RockPusher: OG Tegra you could glitch
Lord_Hosk: I have a first gen switch, the serial number fits in the area where you are supposed to be able to play golf... but I tried 4 times before updating and it never worked. I loved playing NES golf when I was a kid
nickthecatbear: We'll hear about it in about 30 years after NDA's expire, I guess
maxthefourth: Put Switch Pro in Smash
Decaped: Are Nintendo architectures good? compared to like similar cell phones.
Lord_Hosk: And then you get the No Man's Sky launch
Bruceski: Random person says 50 things, three are correct and then they market themselves as a "source"
Coloneljesus: I would be more surprised if it wasn't
Lord_Hosk: (looks at Beej) (looks at the people in chat he knows work for Nintendo) (looks back at Beej knowing they have spoken) ok
Bruceski: I took Beej's comment as a joke about his struggles with the store in Canada
Lord_Hosk: Yeah
Wicker_Guide: @Lord_Hosk shhh ;)
Gizmoloid: "Nobody from Nintendo talked to me" - but what about the support guy, Beej!? How's the store story going btw?
PMAvers: So what you're saying is that if you spend 100k Platinum Points on the website, you should be able to buy a Switch Pro on the website?
BrowneePoints: Sorry, I liked the X/Y one
BrowneePoints: the like Gold Shadow/Embossed X/Y one
Coloneljesus: I'm starting to think you guys are nerds
Sorator13: @Coloneljesus what on earth gives you that impression???
Snowcookies: happy new years
iris_of_ether: lrrHORN lrrHORN lrrHORN
Izandai: I have the LBW 3DS and can confirm it's real good. Unfortunately I broke mine years back and never got around to sending it in for repair and then Nintendo stopped doing repairs for that model and I'm still pissed at myself. :(
Sorator13: happy new year to y'all as well!
Aahzymandias: Happy New Years Adam!!
jessieimproved: Happy New Year!
nickthecatbear: Happy 2023! lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart
RockPusher: lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart
Drasvin: lrrSHINE lrrSHINE
Lord_Hosk: Happy New year!
Coloneljesus: thanks for the talk
Gizmoloid: lrrSHINE lrrSHINE
pyronils80: Happy New Year!
Metric_Furlong: bye
GapFiller: nalvThink no CheckPoint but ChillPoint as normal
ButButTheJesus: byeeeee
noa2828: So to recap: Fuck Roblox, kids suck, and Nintendo may or may not be doing things at any moment
TheDailyMapleSyrup: Happy New Annum
Sorator13: It was a good pivot!
GapFiller: thanks for the update Beej
jessieimproved: wow ffs
Coloneljesus: poor beej
niccus: huh weird, this entire deck is The Tower. anyone know tarot
mowdownjoe: lrrAWW lrrAWW
noa2828: Jower time
maxthefourth: time to judge this tower!
Decaped: who gave this cute animals guns?
noa2828: @maxthefourth Hmmm it's tall, but is it grand? 6/10
Sorator13: oh dear
TemporallyAwry: FPS animal crossing sounds like an absolute trip.
Lord_Hosk: Yeah, its called Tarkov ;)
Angreed66: You need to be hygienic or your starting well being will be hindered
RockPusher: Beej gonna round-up some animes!
Snowcookies: And it's not in late night times!
mowdownjoe: At a reasonable hour for me!
Coloneljesus: the "yha <3"
LordZarano: What's that game where you manage a warehouse of abstract symbols and have to fetch them quickly?
noa2828: Aint that a Girl in Red song?
Coloneljesus: excel? @LoadingReadyRun
They_Are_Alyx: @LordZarano Wilmot's Warehouse?
Coloneljesus: oops wrong tag
BrowneePoints: are you telling me Beej didn't watch "The Hero Took Everything from Me, So I Partied with the Hero’s Mother!"
Juliamon: He said it's "basically an autobattler"
PMAvers: Welcome to Wheeler's Game Rodeo, a new stream.
Coloneljesus: wheeler taking the piss? never!
LordZarano: @They_Are_Alyx That's the one!
niccus: it's fine if it's in the cards
RockPusher: Hors // NoHors
NonjaBiru: Card games on pokecycles?
Snowcookies: Cory?
Sorator13: She's already managed this during Night Watch, yes
Sorator13: it's just a full stream of that
Decaped: Nothing bad can happen on a friday night?
They_Are_Alyx: YEAHHH
DeM0nFiRe: Crossing the Nopes!
ButButTheJesus: @Decaped :D
RockPusher: TPK! TPK!
Drasvin: Crossing the Nope
Sorator13: @DeM0nFiRe love it!
TemporallyAwry: 0% speedrun, lets go PridePog
BrowneePoints: isn't this one about H H Holmes?
TheDailyMapleSyrup: Crossing the Nope
RockPusher: Speed Run 100% Deaths
maxthefourth: just rewatched those!
noa2828: Devil in Memes
PMAvers: I'd say three days in a row of Let's Nope, seeing as what's on AFK.
Snowcookies: ages ages ages
Ivalenz_: SO. MANY. AGES.
Juliamon: I'm excited to see if the TPK speedrun keeps it within 2 streams' length.
They_Are_Alyx: Oh boy!
LordZarano: Cosmonious High is a VR game
BrowneePoints: Cheer's Love, Monopoly's Here!
BrowneePoints: No, but your characters can be gay
noa2828: Having been to a Gamer Wedding lately I'm here for gamer monopoly
BrowneePoints: but only in the rules booklet no one reads
noa2828: monopolycule
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
mowdownjoe: causeiTingle causeiTingle
niccus: i recommend not going to jail
firehawkzoa: as I understand it the inventor intended people to rage quit monopoly
TheAinMAP: lrrAWESOME
lirazel64: Cheer100 Cheer100
Sorator13: TemporallyAwry is an excellent name
Drasvin: The game monopoly was derived from was made to teach people how terrible capitalism is.
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART
TheAinMAP: guyjudgeBits
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
JuniorRoll: Thank you - loved getting to see a live Chillpoint
TheDailyMapleSyrup: lrrSHINE bye
Sorator13: it's an hour and then a few minutes!
Snowcookies: an hour is like a few minutes
CAKHost: Thanks for the stream!
Sorator13: o/
RockPusher: lunarj1Heart lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart
definenull: Welp I just got here, guess its time to hit the vod lrrAWW
Metric_Furlong: oh no
Juliamon: https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/new-years-creepers-oddments/soup-perfume-oil/ have you ever wanted to smell like soup? Now you can I guess
ButButTheJesus: @Juliamon fun!
DeM0nFiRe: "Why are you buying perfume at the soup store?!?"
Juliamon: (it's also not the first soup perfume they've made, I have a sample of Pumpkin Gazpacho somewhere)
Metric_Furlong: @DeM0nFiRe " lrrEFF you!"
Metric_Furlong: [then other Code Geass related stuff happens)
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
LordZarano: Makes sense, soup smells nice
DigitalSeahorse: !next
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LordZarano: But now I'm wondering what other general nice smells have perfumes
Earthenone: making people smell soup when there is no soup seems like it would lead to disapointment
LordZarano: Is there a freashly baked bread perfume?
Juliamon: if it helps, Pumpkin Gazpacho smelled perfumey enough to not be mistaken for actual soup
Juliamon: Oh, *tons* of bread perfumes
Juliamon: Mostly quickbreads (banana etc) but also rye, baguettes, focaccia
Metric_Furlong: sounds like quite a... breadth of options Kappa
TehAmelie: i like the smell of wheat roasting in the sun, but that might be dangerous in perfume
r10pez10: would that not just make you hungry constantly
TehAmelie: make people think you are global warming
Fruan: If we're looking for positive experiences, how about the end of a really good, really satisfying workout? Why has no-one ever made a perfume that smells like that?
Juliamon: Fruan That's a type of skin musk
Fruan: @Juliamon That is a much more positive interpretation than I was expecting.
Juliamon: "Animalics" are a big facet of perfume. Some fragrances are meant to smell sweaty!
Fruan: Huh! I was just trying to make a really stupid joke, but instead I learned something actually interesting! Neat!
Juliamon: There's even an infamous one, Secretion Magnifique by Etat Libre d'Orange, that's deliberately meant to smell like sweat, blood, and semen
Juliamon: And when you smell it you either have a visceral reaction or you just go "huh, it's kinda salty" and there's no real in-between