v_nome: The time is nigh!
RockPusher: !search for treasure
LRRbot: You find: a Potion of Strength!
Snowcookies: I heard a rumour that this week's points doon't come pre-chilled
TheMerricat Steve Buscemi's into chat. "Afternoon fellow chillers...."
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: ChillPoint (Paul, Beej and Heather chat about Video Games and Video Game related news!) at Fri 02:00 PM PDT (3m ago).
Zappeljakob subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 62 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, Zappeljakob! (Today's storm count: 9)
TheMerricat: I'm sad that you can't modify animated emotes....
ramonaviking subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 57 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, ramonaviking! (Today's storm count: 10)
RockPusher leans over to check speakers are on - is startled by the music starting
RockPusher: The answer was yes!
CodeIndigo: IT BEGINS. in like 3 minutes
gnyrinn subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 57 months, currently on a 57 month streak!
gnyrinn: Fancy hats for everyone!
: Thanks for subscribing, gnyrinn! (Today's storm count: 11)
Snowcookies: It's so chilly thoo, I wanna stay in bed
MikeSmith916 subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 107 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, MikeSmith916! (Today's storm count: 12)
CodeIndigo: meanwhile it's almost 70 down here in steeltown
RockPusher: The points have mismatched ion counts, better use the PH Balance
Nubrain subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 68 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, Nubrain! (Today's storm count: 13)
LRRbot: Never trust someone who paraphrases Cormac McCarthy.
Minib2k subscribed with Prime. They've subscribed for 8 months, currently on a 1 month streak!
Minib2k: Thats a year in doggy months?
: Thanks for subscribing, Minib2k! (Today's storm count: 14)
Metric_Furlong: !findquote trust
LRRbot: Quote #4601: "The 'bellhop' can't be trusted." —Ben [2018-01-17]
CodeIndigo: I hope everyone had a good May the Fourth be with you, but it is now time for the Revenge of the Fifth
LRRbot: In the box is: one Andrew from the teeming mass of humanity
gnyrinn: and also with you, Paul.
PixelArtDragon: Revenge of the Fifth
: Revenge of the Fifth.
kusinohki: @codeindigo This is the May...
CodeIndigo: @kusinohki thank you
Arikell subscribed with Prime. They've subscribed for 100 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, Arikell! (Today's storm count: 15)
LathosTiran: JSS: "the fanbase is the worst"
niccus: may the fifth be with you
TemporallyAwry: Time comes for us all - even youtube
CodeIndigo: three cheers for linear time
RockPusher: Time. We're sorry it happens.
Juliamon: The relentless passage of time happens to us all
TheThirdTail: Just start your own calendar. A... calrrdar
RockPusher: Do a commerce with Beej
Snowcookies: smh travelling instead of making Checkpoint
RockPusher: Beej has wares if you have coin
Juliamon: I mean, people are coming to the video game news and demanding Magic news
CodeIndigo: approach beej with vigor and intensity and ask him if it's sonic's 30th anniversary yet
: Ask Beej about Sonic's 30th Anniversary, I'm sure he'll appreciate it.
v_nome: What's the 12th?
CodeIndigo: Tears of the Machine Aftermath
RockPusher: All the Zelda fans have mysteriously all decided to holiday at the same time
Kain2270 subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 13 months, currently on a 13 month streak!
: Thanks for subscribing, Kain2270! (Today's storm count: 16)
CodeIndigo: SPOILER; HIS NAME IS NOT ZELDA
: Legend of Zelda - There's a mountain with a hole in it, and people were weirdly excited about it
Snowcookies: I do not know spoilers either
LRRbot: Please do not discuss spoilers in chat, even jokingly. It's a massive dick move which ruins the fun for others, and you WILL be timed out or even permanently banned. This even applies to "obviously fake" spoilers, so seriously, just don't. Thanks for you co-operation, and enjoy the show!
IzlanntheLion: I hear Link is in the game
SocraticMethod: Physical copy
niccus: will there be a claymore
: Miku ran up and leafily whapped it with a leek?
sarsum33: the kingdom is indeed weary sad.
SocraticMethod: IIRC it was someone getting a cartridge that "fell off the truck"
BrindleBoar: free viruses, you say
CodeIndigo: @niccus yes, likely in the mailbox of whoever leaked it, and i'm not talking about the sword
kusinohki: zelda is the name of the princess. you're playing as zelda's monster
EvilBadman: The ol' limewore special
TheMerricat: I bet it's that Pokemon guy stealing the games off the factory line again!
SocraticMethod: Any non-digital-on release is rather hard to not leak
v_nome: As long as nobody gets The Pinkertons involved
SocraticMethod: Since you need only 1 person that swipes a box off the top of pallet
Akaiatana: Gamers will leak-spin anything.
Izandai: I wish I hadn't seen the last trailer. That was too much for me.
85 raiders from Seabats have joined!
EvilBadman: Most terrifyingly, Reggie WILL know and he WILL find you.
Snowcookies: Hi Adam raiders
: heyo raiders!
kusinohki: when will the movie release? that's all I want to know. don't show me clips...
SocraticMethod: Reggie likes to shitpost apparently, wasn't the first time
Akaiatana: He does them on the Reg
SocraticMethod: And the sad part of it, someone doxxed the person in the original image in the reply to Reggie. Because we can't have nice things
TemporallyAwry: Does it count as a s*post if it's on modern twitter? It feels like it's par the course now. Also I would be SHOCKED if your switch screen doesn't have some impeded pixel codes they can scan for to identify a unit.
Scarbble: big mood heather
Eramis8 subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 48 months!
Eramis8: 4 years have flown by!
: Thanks for subscribing, Eramis8! (Today's storm count: 17)
CodeIndigo: reject twitternity, return to mastodonke
TheMerricat: The Arkane fangroup have already excused the game as 'not being done by the "real" Arkane Studios.
SocraticMethod: I dread an article in 6-8 months that will expose that the management believed in "Arkane magic" and how team leaders lied to Xbox management. Because I'm getting Anthem flashbacks
accountmadeforants: I still don't know what Redfall even is, I hadn't heard about it until people started complaining about it (while still not describing what it is). So this is very helpful.
Spolin: the vampire enemy AI is hilariously bad at attacking the player
SquareDotCube: That's an interesting premise... If it was 2009
TheMerricat: Starfield is scary because it'll be a Creation Engine game so a lot of people are expecting it to come out full of bugs from the gitgo.
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat ...so like any other Bethesda game?
Spolin: I expect Starfield to have no functional ladders, since the engine literally can't
SquareDotCube: People just want a game that works, or breaks in such a way it's hilarious for everyone
jedi_master_zll: Well their reviews don't work apparently, lol.
CAKHost: Hello everyone!
TheMerricat: @Spolin actually.... modders have added working ladders to Skyrim so it's not impossible. Just unlikely.
SocraticMethod: Because of that quote it makes me think the internal review was presented highly curated vertical slice, like with Anthem
jedi_master_zll: Yeah, could have been a very curated version of the game reviewed.
Spolin: @TheMerricat are they actually "functional" or more of a hilariously hacked together monstronsity?
Snowcookies: I assume they're like QA testers
EvilBadman: Mock reviews are not necessarily internal employees at the company. Could be other orgs, or their PR outreach etc.
accountmadeforants: Presumably mock reviews are just actual game journalists making an extra buck with some stringent NDAs.
TheMerricat: @TheMerricat I mean that's pretty much every mechanic in most games. They are functional as in you activate the ladder and climb it in an animated fashion rather than going to a black screen and teleporting to the other end.
Raiz0k: @accountmadeforants That assumes competent management. Clearly this wasn't it.
RockPusher: Taken at face value it sounds like they've had reasonably accurate outcomes of this process in the past
SocraticMethod: From what we've heard the Xbox management is pretty hand-off, even to the detriment of it. So I would expect it would Xbox team, which is not connected to Arkane teaams
Raiz0k: @RockPusher more like they had the *expected* outcomes in the past, deciphering the management-speak
accountmadeforants: Yeah, from what I've heard, Microsoft has always been pretty hands-off with games studios beyond "you gotta actually ship the thing".
Spolin: @TheMerricat a proper "functional" ladder allows a player to stop part way and reverse directions, otherwise it's just a fancy cutscene elevator
EvilBadman: @accountmadeforants Phil said as much during his last interview
TheMerricat: @TheMerricat No True Scotsman.
LordZarano: I swear that LauraKBuzz has talked about providing reviews for game companies before, and giving that as a reason she didn't write a public review about the game, because she'd been paid by them to help development so it would be a conflict of interest
SquareDotCube: Arkane may have just lost faith in their own project and declared it finished at its barest state, hoping to begin on a much more interesting project
Raiz0k: Also, I was sure LRR covered RedFall at one point, but now I realize it was Back4Blood or whatever that was called.
SquareDotCube: *StarCraft Ghost*
Spacecarl: RIP Starcraft Ghost
TheMerricat: So one thing to point out here is that this wasn't made by the 'main' Arkane Studio but Arkane Austin, which is why the Arkane fanboys have dismissed the issues with Redfall as "well it wasn't actually done by the 'real' Arkane Studios"....
SnackPak_: Hail Eris
Izandai: Also not the My–dammit Heather...
Boopity: Not the concept of chaos, but pretty close nowadays Kapoa
CodeIndigo: hot dogs for everyone!
TheAinMAP: Which cord?
SquareDotCube: IIRC Arkane Austin went by a previous name before Bethesda's acquisition
Izandai: I think people preferring Discord is what killed forums.
KeytarCat: The softwarre that is chaotic and is used by Bronies
NUTSOFODEN subscribed with Prime. They've subscribed for 48 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, NUTSOFODEN! (Today's storm count: 18)
Spolin: even if it was a sub studio, they still are using the reputation of the studio to sell the game
Raiz0k: @Izandai Pretty sure that was Facebook and other "Web 2" social media.
Juliamon: (Forums aren't dead! They're just not as popular as they used to be)
Raiz0k: @Izandai Discord was just the proverbial nail.
CodeIndigo: Ah, Discord, where you can get voice comms, chat, and classified military documents all in one app, now with animated emoji
Izandai: @Juliamon Shh, this is the Internet, non nuance allowed here.
CodeIndigo: @Juliamon BRING BACK GOPHER AND TELNET DANGNABBIT
Laserbeaks_Fury: There has to be over 10,000 Steves
Spolin: 4 numbers that you could customize, so many made theirs be "8008"
TheMerricat: @SquareDotCube Arkane Austin was formed by one of the co-founders of Arkane and prior to this their job was less 'make games' and more 'help people make games' and 'make connections with other companies'.
Spolin: customize with nitro*
ununseptium: could we do a quick chill-poll about this? whether we like it or not
accountmadeforants: great decision to make *after* getting like a billion users
LordZarano: @Spolin Oh! So *that's* how they got 6969!
TheMerricat: I still don't understand why they doing this given the end result is just going to be the same thing but without any rhyme or reason
SquareDotCube: The big thing I've heard is that they are also removing Unicode from the IDs so other languages are unsupported
Spolin: because twitter
Laserbeaks_Fury: So they are changing to be like Twitter where you have an @ and a separate display name?
SocraticMethod: @Laserbeaks_Fury It was always a thing
ununseptium: I think they said if you do nothing, you get your current username+number
rubikdarkwill: Part of the problem they are solving is "rubik" and "Rubik" are actually *different* usernames. So its not just the number, it's any different capitalization too
accountmadeforants: And now you get the "How do you spell that?"
EvilBadman: @ununseptium Not quite, you'll still need to change BUT you can be reached via the old nethod
goombalax: this also destroys anonymity for recognizable people because your name will always be associated with your main account
Juliamon: You got close, good try chat
: TheMerricat as per the last few years, I think there's a non-zero chance they're just trying to see how much they can annoy their userbase at this point
TheThirdTail: The blog post they put was very "tech people super focused on data." Something like 40% of people don't know what the numbers are and half of friend requests fail on first try. But like Heather says... It's not actually a big hassle
niccus: yesterday's headaches, today
KV1NN4: oops i msised the poll, i woulda voted No?
TemporallyAwry: Yes, that!
Raiz0k: @SquareDotCube Joy, you can have any name you want, as long as it is directly representable in Latin-1 (and yes, I'm cognizant of the problem of Unicode fake names, but that is a problem that should've been solved ten years ago).
TheMerricat: I like how they made the arguement that "people don't know what discriminators are" as if that mattered. 1. If you were asking them "do you know what a discriminator is?" of course no one is going to know your made up name for it. 2. Who cares?
SirMorek: identity turns out to be a hard problem
Spolin: yeah, some of the more popular artists I follow is annoyed that if they make their discord username easy to figure out, they will get spammed by morons
SquareDotCube: You know what would fix part of the issue? Username assistance via NFC
EvilBadman: The better change for this is they are making usernames not caps reliant (which they are now)
Laserbeaks_Fury: Are there users out there who did UsernameXXXXand also has a random #XXXX appedned to it?
accountmadeforants: "Instead of giving you a phone number, you get to make one up yourself! Good luck!"
TheMerricat: The oddness of this decision makes me wonder if there isn't some external force 'suggesting' Discord do this for any reason.... like better tracking of people....
: LRR has an official Discord server! And you don't even need to be subbed or anything! You can join here: https://discord.gg/lrr
SocraticMethod: @SquareDotCube Near field communication? It's blocked in the most popular phone in that states (iPhone)
CAKHost: Like management decided to reorganize the store or the office for some reason.
: Paul, why are you personally making me change my username?
TemporallyAwry: Yeah, the whole "paid users get to pick their number" was one of the big things that people cared about. I assume they're taking away that benefit 🙄
BrindleBoar: Call of Dogg
CAKHost: Do the fishing game we want, you cowards!
Izandai: jesus fuck
Juliamon: It's hard to take cover when you're that tall
: Almost as tall as Adam
SquareDotCube: The anti-Oddjob
Spacecarl: a jaws situation
EvilBadman: bonks his head on door frames for 1hp
CAKHost: Ghost head?
KeytarCat: @SquareDotCube Normalvacation?
Izandai: heather no
Laserbeaks_Fury: You just scale the X axis, and leave the Y axis unchanged
SquareDotCube: Smacking his head on low arches and doorways
Izandai: heather please
SocraticMethod: If they shrink him, will they keep the proportions? Because that will look terrifying
LordZarano: Liquid resize him
EvilBadman: The Cotton Hill
niccus: if he shrinks in height, does he keep the same width?
: ^That's just The Pubble then
bispacepirate: He'd be harder to hit without a torso
CAKHost: Repackage this man in a 6 ft hit-box
SquareDotCube: Or just create a new animation set that makes Kevin squat down to 6'
Juliamon: !addquote (Heather) [now] He's a video game character, he's not gonna need all those organs.
LRRbot: New quote #8530: "He's a video game character, he's not gonna need all those organs." —Heather [2023-05-05]
SocraticMethod: So, a sensory homonculus?
CAKHost: Can you hit the baseball with a cannon?
Boopity: Those iconic American names for that one NES game
Laserbeaks_Fury: Ken Griffey's?
iris_of_ether: Mike Truk
TheMandrew: well, one of thos guys is real, and the other is David Ortiz
SocraticMethod: SuperMega4 looks like less stylized than SuperMega3. The jaws in 3 are about the size of the torso
SocraticMethod: Oh nvm, wrongly labeled image. 3 and 4 look similar
Juliamon: Rich Garces or riot
Dread_Pirate_Westley: He hit one (1) home run in his career, and it was amazing.
TheMandrew: gonna be real weird if they've got Barry Bonds, McGwire et al
gualdhar: I want to see commentary by the soul of Randy Johnson's bird
SquareDotCube: Press F to 123
Dread_Pirate_Westley: F125. 3, Sire. F123.
CrazyZonie: One to for what?
KeytarCat: Their Kart Racer is not stable
KeytarCat: FMV cutscenes! Bring on the camp!
SocraticMethod: With whom? Because there F1 drivers are famously not that good in front of cameras.
Metric_Furlong: F 12c41+
Dread_Pirate_Westley: Brad Marchand?
gnyrinn: "So fast they go 1,2,4!" Who wants variations on that? "So romantic in thought, they edit the Wikipedia article on Love", "Reliably Maverick"? Anyone else?
incslayer subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 85 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, incslayer! (Today's storm count: 19)
violetblight: GTA is not GT
KeytarCat: F1 is a different sport from what Ian does
KeytarCat: My bad roommate taught me that...
iris_of_ether: Oh that news!
TheMerricat: Good news everyone there's a navi waffle iron
iris_of_ether: This is actually cool
SocraticMethod: "Consider worse" How?!
: What is happening in this story
iris_of_ether: It actually looks cute
Izandai: but like why tho
niccus: i hope one day we get a live-action version of the cd-i games
saucemaster5000: welp, can't play Tears of the Kingdom till you finish this. Them's the rules
boyesie subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 22 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, boyesie! (Today's storm count: 20)
JessKay: @SocraticMethod in that it's still not good, but it doesn't even have the charmingly weird animation of the other two
accountmadeforants: The GameBoy/Color Zeldas were the best Zeldas, so I'm here for this.
EvilBadman: Zelda's Adventure was the more "photo-realistic" one. The CD-I cartoony one was Wand of Gamelon
Boopity: Whoa, it actually does look really neat!
SocraticMethod: @SocraticMethod Well, that's the one way to do it I guess.
OmegaPlatinum: I believe those cutscenes were in the other two cdi games, not really this one.
Boopity: I love that this is where we are with light novel names right now
accountmadeforants: Those cutscenes also misspelled Ganon, so there's that.
SnowBuddy18: that's a mobile game if I ever heard one
Boopity: Are we sure they didn't input the description into the wrong field?
CAKHost: Oh no... Homestuck is becoming too real
nickthecatbear: That's more like a Victorian-era scientific treatise title, haha
: Ah shucks, they got to it first
EvilBadman: Man I love that product off Amazon
azureHaights: That wasn't the title, that was the telegram with the pitch
Angreed66: At least light novels are usually only one run on sentence
Izandai: oh wow
Boopity: Oh god I hate that
SnowBuddy18: oh no
CAKHost: Oh noooo
CodeIndigo: this is like when windows allowed long file names and everyone joked that a game would have an executable name that was just the plot of the game
Juliamon: oh, I kind of love it
azureHaights: Defeat monsters and gain strong weapons and armor STOP
Snowcookies: THat sure is a title
Izandai: I think you just don't do that.
EvilBadman: This concert line up rules
saucemaster5000: It's a bit short. Doesn't give me enough info about what the game is about.
CAKHost: What did they put on the spine of the case?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Is that just like how they do absurdly long names for anime now?
: It would totally mess up so many interfaces
CaptainSpam: I mean, John Hodgman's first book technically isn't just "The Areas of My Expertise"...
: Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress
Boopity: How very Ian
Metric_Furlong: yeah, Ian would do that
SocraticMethod: @Laserbeaks_Fury It's a artefact of how light novels had long names to attract attention at booths, which was where they were primarily sold. The the light novels got anime adaptation
Izandai: Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the Necrodancer ft. The Legend of Zelda
CodeIndigo: Atlus REALLY SAID THIS: "Ignore when people say that the length of a game's title is not important, that a title should just convey what the game is about. They're just jealous theirs isn't as long."
: CodeIndigo ah, I see you already know what the sequel's called
: Lego Star Wars?
Boopity: YES HEATHER
CAKHost: I still like saying "We Heart Katamari" for the second Katamari game. And "Brain Age Square" for the second of the Brain Age games.
niccus: since everyone in fortnite is 6', does that mean they can only have Taller Luke?
PixelArtDragon: I've already seen a joke about Anakin in a game with a lot of younglings
Invitare: oh Heather. The power to destroy a planet is insignificant compared to the Force
Metric_Furlong: oh boy! various clone troopers!
Izandai: Commander Cody or no sale.
erloas: I heard that as Garth Maul... which I think I've seen before, Sith in a Cowboy Hat
PixelArtDragon: @Izandai What about Rex?
SocraticMethod: Color-swapper like power rangers or like couple colored stripe decals?
goombalax: you get wolf pack and asohka troopers
Metric_Furlong: that' almost as good as various unnamed storm troopers
Mysticman89: I have heard that light sabres are a weapon for everyone yes
: Finn would finally get Jedi powers like he deserved
Boopity: Where did the force go?
niccus: xenomorph with a lightsaber
SquareDotCube: Just what Goku needs, a lightsaber
TemporallyAwry: @niccus Sounds like a downgrade tbh
Mysticman89: wheres the force slam
SquareDotCube: No Force Slam
Izandai: No left or right either.
Izandai: oh my god heather
Boopity: The new coordinate system
: Darth Maul was pretty divided on the issue
niccus: they should have yoda so that you can have force-shortening
Metric_Furlong: and Darth Maul lifts, because he has to skip leg day
PixelArtDragon: Obi-Wan pushing away? Satine?
Mai_Andra: sounds similar to what StarWars Battlefront does - where everyone starts as a regular trooper, but there are power ups to upgrade to a character.
Angreed66: @Metric_Furlong robot legs still need lubricating
PixelArtDragon: @Metric_Furlong Perfect
Dalrint: Somehow...palpatine returned
Mai_Andra: Yeah, JJ didn't seem too sure about what they were trying to do in that movie, either...
Invitare: that's from Episode 1
SquareDotCube: Darth Maul's ship
TheMandrew: That's Maul's Scimitar
CAKHost: It has feetsies
Spacecarl: those look like handholds on the bottom
: That looks like Badnik from Sonic
Boopity: Wait they could totally let us float down on the death star
Brozard: stor wor
fiftymcnasty: Why not make a SW blaster though
SocraticMethod: Considering the AK-74 in Andor, I don't think that's a big reach
PixelArtDragon: @fiftymcnasty It would miss too much
CAKHost: If they don't give you a gun that makes the blaster sounds, what's the point?
SquareDotCube: Couldn't have an E11 or E-WEB
Laserbeaks_Fury: They're clumsy and random, but guns *do* exist in Star Wars
Mysticman89: you can do whatever plot demands with the force
Spolin: star wars guns are mainly WWII guns with air conditioner parts glued to them
CouldntPickAUsername: please I can barely single jump
Laserbeaks_Fury: Use Space Jump
CAKHost: Next step: Space Jump
NorthstarTex: or its some cartoonish animation
ghyllnox: I was going to say I don't think I use regular jump very often, what do I need double jump for
bytecaster: To the point that it feels weird when I don't have a double jump, and I immediately wonder when the double jump power up is gonna be introduced.
Spolin: Sam from Metal Gear Rising can double jump, despite not being augmented
EvilBadman: Chai unlocked the power of Van Halen's Jump
PixelArtDragon: When was the last time any of us even single jumped?
niccus: imagine being able to jump with confidence
TemporallyAwry: Really? I'd say it's the health-regen tbh.
: Video games setting unhealthy standards for our jumps
v_nome: Some extremely impressive people can jump up onto something nearly their height. This is barely a thing though. lol
Mysticman89: a sports high jump event where you have to land your your feet might be intneresting
SocraticMethod: @PixelArtDragon Me. The struggles of short person trying to get to top cupboard
Laserbeaks_Fury: Samus can Infinite Jump
LordZarano: And grabbing onto ladders while falling...
Izandai: Even Zelda lets you jump freely now.
KeytarCat: Unworthy is very good
kusinohki: the physics behind the fosbury flop is rather interesting imo...
bytecaster: I also cannot turn into a morph ball.
SquareDotCube: Also double-jumping to save yourself from an otherwise nasty long fall
Boopity: Oh no, a curb!
SocraticMethod: Chest-high walls in Gears of War, for example
niccus: would you take being able to video-game-jump if it means you start encountering invisible walls irl
KeytarCat: @SquareDotCube and Coyote frames!
Laserbeaks_Fury: Life As A Roomba
bytecaster: But imagine what readily available spin dashes would do to our transport infrastructure!
CAKHost: Aw no my lower back will be so mad at me. ono
SocraticMethod: Close enough
SocraticMethod: They have been doing stunts like that for a while. Last time Putin visited they bough tons of bus-stop and billboard ad space along the to display some kinds of leaks. Can't remember the details now and search isn't cooperaating
Azralorne: Thank you Heather!!!
Metric_Furlong: not really the 'phobia you'd associate with the brand
: You get it
CAKHost: Nope no likely that
ghyllnox: I'd like for a game to make an arachnophobia mode by removing two of the legs
Azralorne: I am still confused by the naming scheme, ARE they all food or aren't they?!?! XD
EvilBadman: I think I averaged 50% on beat across the game
bytecaster: Those sound like the "git gud" people
Boopity: What, elitism in my dexterity-based and difficulty obsessed genre?
Invitare: It's mainly the bosses and the cafe scene
EvilBadman: The cafe scene with Invaders must die by Prodigy was great
SocraticMethod: I recommend at least replaying the bosses with streamer-safe music. It's interesting how the home band creates the homages and how they are adapted to fights itself
: We got lost
ZethRuss subscribed with Prime. They've subscribed for 104 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, ZethRuss! (Today's storm count: 21)
Invitare: And here we are!
TheMerricat: There is a very loose story continuation in the new game plus content.
SocraticMethod: They sort of kind of encourage NG+ with "Rhythm master" difficulty.
TheMerricat: They have a road map chat
CAKHost: Thanks for the stream!
SocraticMethod: Thanks for the stream!
: I assume we will still be down a Beej next week because of Zelda
: a draft commander game, rather than a finalised commander game
iris_of_ether: That set's fun
Boopity: Hwhaaat 👀
Metric_Furlong: A wild tech stream!
niccus: congratulations beej on making it on an official mtg tweet
Metric_Furlong: seeing how the sausage is made
: 50 Bits!
TheMerricat: But not in jars
bytecaster: Professional box putter
Metric_Furlong: Paul 'Boxnard' Saunders
JessKay: "Please get back in the box" will definitely never be taken out of context
Brozard: Back in the Box, on LRR Tabletop!
Metric_Furlong: oh boy
rubikdarkwill: Last LRRTech was 2018-06-28 according to the wiki
LRRbot: In the box is: ennui
Metric_Furlong: it's back
Mysticman89: featuring a distinct lack of rhythm
Boopity: Oh nooo
niccus: we had a hifi rush, now it's a lofi walk
SocraticMethod: Woop, there goes gravity
EvilBadman: ah, the Let's Nope strat
Metric_Furlong: the old Watch + Café
: Alternatively - Myst ? Really keep them guessing
DrTeaSpoon subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 6 months!
: Thanks for subscribing, DrTeaSpoon! (Today's storm count: 22)
: Loom is a rhythm game
Metric_Furlong: 40 minutes of card games later
Boopity: This game has game design!?
Metric_Furlong: yeah, really wierd to encounter a bad game design decision in Mozart Requiem
virre_: Yakuza just Mahjong
Mysticman89: I think an AC game makes you play 3 man morris at a high level
virre_: I wish Yakuza did Go instead
EvilBadman: @virre_ Joke's on you, I don't know mahlong well enough /to/ cheat at it
Mysticman89: Yakuza made me learn mahjong. It has so far not forced me to learn shogi, despite me completionist needs
Boopity: Oh hey, this game's been a delight!
Metric_Furlong: we're almost at the end. again.
Angreed66: what are the odds you'll need one more stream?
DeM0nFiRe: Meg-ora's Mask?
CAKHost: Trine Trine Trine some more!
SocraticMethod: "Co-operate" "Good Friends"
RockPusher: Everyone fighting over being the pilot in the planes
fiftymcnasty: BF1942 Battle of Midway
Boopity: Innchanted was so fun!
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The LRR crew plays Magic the Gathering! This evening we're playing Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PDT (1:18 from now).
Snowcookies: 2 birthdays in a row
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The LRR crew plays Magic the Gathering! This evening we're playing Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PDT (1:15 from now).
drthvd3r: So, I'm assuming tonight's game is going to be a Commander game, but do we have confirmation of that?
Desruprot: oooh Baldur's gate
drthvd3r: Excellent! Thanks.
Juliamon: It's a draft and then a game.
drthvd3r: Wait, commander..draft?
TemporallyAwry: It's a thing
Juliamon: It's what this set is made for
r10pez10: the second set made for commander draft, even
r10pez10: it is pretty fun