TheMerricat: LRR has a great community, sometimes I wonder how those folk in the Youtube comments find there way to the Checkpoint videos to post stupid shit like that. I mean, is LRR and Checkpoint specifically that big that they find their way via the algorithm?
TheMerricat: their even
DoodlestheGreat: @Metric_Furlong SRSLY? Please tell me he was bescumbered by others in the comments.
wildpeaks: I'm guessing youtube recommendations
Metric_Furlong: DoodlestheGreat he was
TehAmelie: i assume they're vigorously searching for any AB related content to fight their culture war at
TheMerricat: I mean Heather rightfully drags us over the coals now and then over us being boneheaded but AFIAK LRR is not a 'safe place' for the MRA Redpillers.
Metric_Furlong: TheMerricat eh, we still used to get a couple of that crowd showing-up in chat every now and then back in the earlier days of the streams
TheMerricat: Escapist tagalongs?
TehAmelie: remember the "outrage" when Blizzard changed the camera in Overwatch to be 2% less obsessed with Tracer's butt?
Metric_Furlong: like, they do/did exist in the wider audience
Metric_Furlong: TheMerricat maybe, although there used to be a couple of people back in the forum
Metric_Furlong: so, possibly an inevitable hazard of aiming towards a 'Gamer' audience
beowuuf: i mean g pointed out people got at them for the ems spray vid, and 'becoming' all sjw, so...
TheMerricat: True, I suppose it's one of those deals where the community has done such a good job of policing itself that I forget that there is a larger audience than just us watching.
Metric_Furlong: (whereas I think nowadays more of the problem audience tend to be the ones turning out for the MtG side of things - going by what I've heard, anyway)
Metric_Furlong: (but that's probably its own topic)
Sarah_Serinde: Turns out, people with shitty views can still watch and enjoy LRR's stuff. Just because LRR has progressive views doesn't mean those views are explicit in every piece of content. It is what it is. And when someone is shitty in the comments, best to ignore them and/or report them and Heather will kick them out lunarj1Heart
beowuuf: plus lrr has done such diverse stuff and been around so long.
Sarah_Serinde: Also while there's plenty of overlap between Twitch and YouTube, lots of people don't follow both
beowuuf: sounds good :)
RockPusher: lunarj1Heart sergeModLove lunarj1Heart
TheMerricat: All hail Heather! lunarj1Heart. All hail the mods! sergeModLove :D
Sarah_Serinde: gabyLul lrrHEART
beowuuf: lunarj1Heart
beowuuf: sergeModLove
Metric_Furlong: some of the drive-by salty randos we used to get '14/'15 twitch chat were kind of funny though (not intentionally, mind, but funny)
Metric_Furlong: like that one who threatened to get the channel reported to Twitch upper management and banned for some ill-defined reason
wildpeaks: the heck ?
TheMerricat: I still remember pseudo curb-stomping some kid got when he came in talking smack about Adam playing Devil May Cry not to his satisfaction. When it had only been out like a day.
Metric_Furlong: it was a weird time
NewtyNewts: So, I just clicked on the Channel Points thing, and saw that there was a 'Ben and Adam buy James Ice Cream' there... When did that happen, and was that started by a not-James?
TehAmelie: recall the epression "those who can, don't need to threaten"
TheMerricat: That was like, months and months ago? I think. James actually started if I recall correctly.
beowuuf: lol, 2000, clearly a huge goal they had to clear :p
NewtyNewts: That's what I figured, seeing as it was only 2000
Orgmastron: It's a thing James randomly did a few weeks ago
beowuuf: that's just a race to see who can push the button first at that point
TheMerricat: Ah he did another one.
Metric_Furlong: most memorable one I think was the American with a username based on a Japanese sword who showed-up to a stream to challenge Cameron to travel to Seatle to have a 'live debate' with him over some political comment Cameron had made in a vid a few days earlier
Metric_Furlong: the kicker was that Cameron was not actually doing the stream when this happened
TheMerricat: I remember the one I was talking about you could only donate once a stream and it was a really small amount compaired to how many points we all had
NewtyNewts: Some fans try anything to get an interview...
TehAmelie: Metric, that sounds like how BoJack Horseman's dad died
TheMerricat: LOL @Metric_Furlong
beowuuf: can lrr make an eye rolling animated icon, if we're going to keep talking about this i'll need something like that :p
TheMerricat: I seem to have missed some good times from the early streams :D
beowuuf: "godd"
beowuuf: *good"
Sarah_Serinde: @TheMerricat That's just how these challenges work, they're all like that. You can't make a bigger maximum
Metric_Furlong: TheMerricat he kept at this for like 10 minutes as well, it was wild
NewtyNewts: 🙄
NewtyNewts: Just copy-paste that when you need to for now, @beowuuf
Metric_Furlong: TheMerricat yeah, there were some actually legitimately fun times too
TehAmelie: ha, who remembers that time some Russian nerds hacked the stream for like 30 minutes in the middle of the night to talk about how they were striking at the heart of the capitalist empire?
Metric_Furlong: oh right, that
Metric_Furlong: yeah I remember that
TheMerricat: !!!!
kusinohki: hello again. and whut?
TheMerricat: For real?
TehAmelie: i think they were very confused by chat's response
GapFiller: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: CheckPoint+ (Paul, Beej and Heather chat about Video Games and Video Game related news :D) at Fri 02:00 PM PDT (36s from now).
Metric_Furlong: yes, for real
NewtyNewts: I only really started watching the 'stream' (read: VODs) in the covid times
GapFiller: what a time to wander in halfway thru that conv
TheMerricat: Was this after or before they went to a shady Russian website to download a program to run a game?
TheMerricat: {D
TehAmelie: long before, i think
Metric_Furlong: TheMerricat before, I think?
NewtyNewts: What kinda response was it, Amelie?
TehAmelie: we thought it was hilarious
kusinohki: "was this made by russian maxim?" - graham
TheMerricat: Please tell me that got posted to Youtube :D
Metric_Furlong: mostly just 'lol, ok' from us at the time
beowuuf: @NewtyNewts thanks :F
ghyllnox: I'm guessing something like "we also dislike capitalism"?
NewtyNewts: @NewtyNewts Welcome
Sarah_Serinde: TheMerricat Absolutely not
TheMerricat: LOL @Sarah_Serinde :)
TehAmelie: i expect that was when they stopped using "dickbutt" as the actual password for everything
Metric_Furlong: signal
DeM0nFiRe: lrrSIGNAL
NewtyNewts: Checkpoint incoming
GapFiller: lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL WE ARE LIVE
Sarah_Serinde: TehAmelie Yeah I'm gonna say that's not how it went
LordZarano: lrrSIGNAL
RockPusher: lrrDOTS lrrSIGNAL lrrARROW
wildpeaks: was it ever truly used as password ? I thought it was only in the sketch
beowuuf: it's also still so weird that some of the crapshot / cH bits have been filmed 'live' on stream. Beej spamming chat, or cameron being hostile as a drop in
TehAmelie: i'm lying
Metric_Furlong: there were also some unironically fun times from the early years too, obviously
LunarJade: lunarj1Heart
TheMerricat: Chat, Paul is their Tech guru, we know they'd never tell us their real passwords in sketch :D
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beowuuf: no, unironic enjoyment was not allowed on the early internet :p
NewtyNewts: Aww, so you mean this 100% genuine Moon Base isn't protected by the me-mes?
Metric_Furlong: such as Kathleen's Child of Light Streams, where all of us in chat spontaneuously decided to post everything we said in rhyming couplets
beowuuf: @TheMerricat double bluff, the perfect way to hide things is in plain sight!
Metric_Furlong: (to fit with the game's dialogue)
TehAmelie: today i read something about how people laugh about 300 times a day when they're 3 and then it drops off to 300 times in 75 days by 40. but this has probably been about a 200 laugh day so far
beowuuf: lrrHEART welcome back! lrrAWESOME
Metric_Furlong: toddlers are pretty easy to amuse, to be fair :p
TheMerricat: @TheMerricat Hey Paul! What's the password for the stream computer? "Go watch Crapshoot 214, fourth word!"
Metric_Furlong: TehAmelie sounds like a decent day
rocketjohn: This two different simultaneous ads thing is getting very old.
matthaus_c: I feel a grave portent for one of the news stories this week lrrSPOOP
TehAmelie: it's almost every day with LRR
NewtyNewts: Dang, sounds like I've missed out on the best of times. Now I gotta work hard to make better ones now and surpass that high-watermark!
rocketjohn: Twitch really need to sort it out
GapFiller: honestly cant remember much of the episode apart from the breaking news
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GapFiller: much as itd be nice to have heard abt Lego Mario
beowuuf: @TheMerricat the factor is actually broadcasting graham's real password, you just have to be patient and stick everything together
taeasakura: Beej's face on the announcement tweet is just pure gold
ReynardWrecca: @TheMerricat 4th word of Crapshot 214 is 'I'
TheMerricat: @TehAmelie they just want to get you through the ad break as fast as possible ;P
Raiz0k: @beowuuf : oh, like a Numbers' Station?
matthaus_c: @TheMerricat "it... spells... d i c k b u t t ?"
Metric_Furlong: GapFiller protganist of Horizon Zero Dawn is an Anime Waifu now
Raiz0k: (also, hello there!
beowuuf: @Raiz0k yup \;0
Metric_Furlong: GapFiller also something about Lego Mario
GapFiller: Metric_Furlong there was that yes
beowuuf: @Raiz0k wow, typing went weird there
TehAmelie: Aloy...nimu?
Metric_Furlong: and smashing old xboxes for stress relief
professor_mortis: Hello everyone.
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Metric_Furlong: (Xboxen?)
beowuuf: time for james's stream!
GapFiller: I remembered Lego Mario cz it was part of the main story
NewtyNewts: So, beej clipped his lip? Is he gonna wear that all episode?
Raiz0k: @Raiz0k Well, it started with my dropped parens, you know how it is with pileups...
Keab42: I wonder what Heather is reading today
GapFiller: or rather its abandonment was part of the main
TehAmelie: i'm 99% sure boxen is the appropriate latin pluralization
Sarah_Serinde: beowuuf But this isn't Holes
LunarJade: @Keab42 The unofficial Legend of Zelda cookbook
GapFiller: !holes
LRRbot: Holes are ontological parasites because they can only exist as aspects of another object
matthaus_c: I don't think box is a latin word
TheMerricat: For anyone who really wanted to know about the Mario Lego story but wasn't here for the end of Kathleen's stream :D - https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/07/this_unofficial_life-sized_lego_mario_can_be_yours_for_erm_usd900
not__invisible: @LRRbot wait what
Keab42: @Keab42 Awesome :D
beowuuf: @Sarah_Serinde time for james's stream a year ago :p
TehAmelie: strangely, the rules still apply
kusinohki: TODAY!
matthaus_c: huh
wildpeaks: "to serve Zelda", it's a cookbook
NewtyNewts: One cannot make a hole smaller, one can only replace it.
DeM0nFiRe: Hello! :)
TehAmelie: hello!
DiscordianTokkan: o/
RockPusher: Hello!
CaptainSpam: Hi!
floki4242: @not__invisible don't ask
GapFiller: hai Paul
ritchards: Hello!
Sarah_Serinde: @Sarah_Serinde :D
ExachixKitsune: Hullo!
DerDrongo: hi
TheMerricat: Beej, I think Gibb has taken over your hair
QuietJay: hello
beowuuf: i love paul's drive by 'hello' in anything :D
rocketjohn: 'hellooo'
MagicalAttackGecko: I should make that my ringtone lol
aleriacarventus: Hello!
LordZarano: Hello! :)
MagicalAttackGecko: or text tone?
awmcmillan: Hello!
NewtyNewts: @TheMerricat Wow, is that where Gibb came from?
not__invisible: @floki4242 b-but... holes!
GapFiller: Hi Dr Nick!
bullseye3265: Hi Friends!
beowuuf: hey!
bullseye3265: Its Hot outside!
GapFiller: my Friday is a couple of hrs away from ending
RockPusher orders brunch
wildpeaks: two clocks, double the time
beowuuf: oh no heather!
rocketjohn: I feel like if i had Paul in my phone, 'Hello' would be his text tone.
GapFiller: its 10pm here in Albion
TehAmelie: i'm a little ambiguous. entertained and horrified. demused?
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GapFiller: which given its a Friday means the night is yet young
theRomanticPast: holy fuck this guy's hair is epic
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
TheMerricat: so THATS Beej's bed hair look
RockPusher: The slumber of the Beej
GapFiller: Beej is hair just looks normal to me now
GapFiller: is that good or bad?
Raiz0k: @LRRbot I didn't expect to be philosophically assaulted this early in the evening.
matthaus_c: Jessica, is that you lrrSPOOP
wildpeaks: that's just normal Beej
NewtyNewts: Currently living the embodiment of Bedhead (and that's speaking as a fellow sufferer)
vellebastet: @theromanticpast He's been working on the entire pandemic. lrrHEART
rocketjohn: ALIENS.
Metric_Furlong: Youtube: it's always bad
GapFiller: my first thought these days is just that Beejs hair is meant to look like that all the time
FuzzyFozzy: That word (hello) always makes me think of the Standoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9lCTPF8vD8
theRomanticPast: i mean it doesnt even look real
theRomanticPast: looks like a wig
Raiz0k: It's simply the result of Beej.
NewtyNewts: Dang, called out right as I said it
saiarcot895: darn, i missed the inro
not__invisible: <message deleted>his hair looks like an entire pound died on his head
TehAmelie: sometimes i dream of messages i'm getting on the internet and i write my responses in my head, but then when i wake up nothing's happened
RockPusher: Heather cannot be spider, I am not viscerally terrified of her lunarj1Heart
saiarcot895: *intro
rocketjohn: I just want that hair to stay, and for some ancient aliens parody sketches to result.
beowuuf: @saiarcot895 paul said 'hello'
ShaneLeeAtk: sergeModLove sergeModLove sergeModLove
Drasvin: !box
LRRbot: In the box is: that stick that you light on fire and then Dale describes it in a gross way
beowuuf: the monkey rant?
Sarah_Serinde: Chat. No insulting Beej's hair or telling him what to do with it
GapFiller: tbf Breaking News is Important w/ a capital I
TehAmelie: i appreciated the joke break in the middle of the story. it was very well done
beowuuf: i'm glad for the monkey rant
saiarcot895: @saiarcot895 thanks! no joke this week, i guess
kusinohki: how much of the lego mario story was just there to give graham a scene cut?
LunarJade: @Sarah_Serinde Thank you Sarah!
DoodlestheGreat: We needed a little levity before dropping into the nightmare.
GapFiller: so do we dtart w/ the Lego Mario story then? Kappa
wildpeaks: amazon's new game bricking 3090 cards was a story this week too
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie Yeah, did a good job in shaving off the tension.
rocketjohn: Sarah_Serinde LunarJade my apologies.
MagicalAttackGecko: it think you all did a great job with this story
GapFiller: word o warning its pretty grim
Metric_Furlong: tl;dr ActivisionBlizzard very very bad
Ignatiuspants: the "I don't want to talk about Lego Mario anymore" bit was a great joke to follow that up with
beowuuf: @saiarcot895 he did the overly friendly hello like at the start of the youtube
Orgmastron: TW suicide
GapFiller: v sereve yes
theRomanticPast: So boycott diablo 4?
hold_no_carter: oh dear, I haven't caught up on this
TehAmelie: i'm looking into the technology to double boycott things
Juliamon: This makes Ubisoft look smalltime
not__invisible: @theRomanticPast nah, just gonna pretend blizzard didn't make diablo
vellebastet: @hold_no_carter Me either..
rocketjohn: Yeah, i am honestly hoping streamers and people I follow stop playing WoW and suchlike.
GapFiller: then ofc the story went from 0-100 quite fast
RockPusher: When the state is suing you…
orellien2773: "How bad could it be?" <reads> "..........ah."
Raiz0k: @Juliamon *what the regulators discovered about Ubisoft so far
TheMerricat: @hold_no_carter TLDR is that Activision Blizzard are possibly worse than Amazon in terms of being shitty company to work for.
GapFiller: nice fan Beej
theRomanticPast: not__invisible its gonna sell like crazy anyway
beowuuf: the weight of two years of serious investigation
Juliamon: oh yes absolutely
LittleVesuvius: if the state of California is suing your company You Are Doing It Wrong
Robot_Bones: its not oh, there's this guy acting up its endemic
GapFiller: yeh sometimes villainy goes from comical to actually horrifying
Sarah_Serinde: (Though also "everyone is like this so we just have to deal with it" is a terrible take as well even when it's not as extreme as this)
rocketjohn: Oh, and hey look. ActiBlizzard's stock has gone up recently.
not__invisible: @theRomanticPast unfortunately true. probably gonna get it myself, along with diablo 2 resurrected.
TehAmelie: and if your immediate defense is to insinuate you're gonna take your business to another state. . .
theRomanticPast: not__invisible yeah i get it
GapFiller: yeh that fake apology was prob the icing on this shitty cake
KyubiStormMage: Every AAA studio is probably sharing the same skeletons, and its a damn shame
TheMerricat: I hope CA hits them with such a large fine that they are reduced to only being able to make indie games again. Sadly....
CaptainSpam: Bureaucracy: It moves slowly but crushingly.
electra310: It grinds exceedingly fine
rocketjohn: I don't get it. I don't get giving ActiBlizzard your money now, unless you support what they're doing.
LittleVesuvius: Having watched the Checkpoint today (because yesterday RL stuff happened), and having seen some of the stories as it broke on Wednesday? Is a big yikes
RockPusher: Also, bureaucracies are not fast - you have to be egregiously bad for a while to have them steamroll up to you
TheMerricat: @GapFiller it wasn't even an appology, it was an out and out "Nothing we've done was wrong"
vellebastet: Good point, Heather
theRomanticPast: few video games companies are really fine
theRomanticPast: the small ones usually
GapFiller: TheMerricat aye true
Ignatiuspants: I blame the corrupt capitalist system for Paul's computer crashing too
not__invisible: Quick Reminder that if we sue Activision out of existence, Raven Software will be freed from the CoD mines and will be able to make good games again!
TehAmelie: windows updates have been going ham lately have they not?
Joecool190: Well said
TheMerricat: @TehAmelie microsoft keeps trying to hammer down a bug but missing. like a poor marksman.
wildpeaks: emphasis
Ignatiuspants: the existence of other problems doesn't make any one problem less bad
Sarah_Serinde: If it happens everywhere, the response shouldn't be "well that's just how it is," it should be "we need to change it" or at the very least "it doesn't matter, it won't allow it here"
RockPusher: egregious
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie If those companies would actually follow up on their threats, Texas would be America's U-bend (in the plumbing sense) by now.
wildpeaks: oh yeah, superlative is a better word
orellien2773: Also can make a problem seem insurmountable. "It's everywhere" can be read as "and it can't be fixed".
vellebastet: @sarah_serinde 100% agree
GapFiller: and yet there a degrees of awfulness
not__invisible: We might get a Thief remaster! Or a Heretic 2 remaster!
beowuuf: awefulness gives no awards, we don't need to rank them or compete
GapFiller: the Lego Mario awful is not on the lvl of the other business
not__invisible: Or anything that isn't a CoD game!
Raiz0k: It's a necessary casualty ;p.
ritchards: we never found out how much kroner that was...
DoodlestheGreat: There's certainly systemis issues in the industry, but holy BALLS does this take the cake and shove it down the back of their pants before farting on it.
orellien2773: Also also, *its not everywhere*. Things can be widespread and systemic without being universal.
theRomanticPast: omg imagine a good thief game again
not__invisible: Oh no, it's unofficial?
TehAmelie: a two foot, life size Mario. so many questions
not__invisible: Nintendo, NO!
TheMerricat: https://brickerbuilds.com/products/mario?variant=40219779825831 it's a company and they sell kits
theRomanticPast: thief battle royale when
Metric_Furlong: theRomanticPast oh no
GapFiller: so Mario is 2 ft tall then eh
Earthenone: that tracks for new donk mario
kusinohki: pre-mushroom maybe?
TehAmelie: jinx @ Paul
Raiz0k: Yeah, what Beej said.
beowuuf: my brain read that as 2m and panicked
Master_Gunner: so like, 3/4 scale Mario?
Raiz0k: People are mostly legs.
LittleVesuvius: I thought Mario was between 3 and 4 ft tall
LittleVesuvius: also, butt is legs.
TehAmelie: wait wait i got it. he's not SUPER Mario yet
DoodlestheGreat: Paul, did you read about the dingbat who posted a secret manual for a British main battle tank because he wanted to score points on a game's official forum? It seems like the kind of story that'd attract your attention.
floki4242: is mario a halfling
TheMerricat: For comparison chat, life-size Evie by the same company is $45
Keab42: James May built a 2 story house.
not__invisible: @floki4242 no, he's a gnome
TheMerricat: And no I'm not missing a 0
Gnyrinn: You'll be surprised how tall you can stack Lego bricks.
GapFiller: this is the square cube no giant insects rule right?
Keab42: It didn't last as long as they hoped
floki4242: @not__invisible ok
00busyhands: Wo beej's hair is ready for a Beethoven cosplay (which would be kinda cool actually)
RunicScribe: You can build larger than you expect, especially if you use a technic interior skeleton
brainbosh: Man, lving twitch giving me the live alerts 15 min late
ritchards: Beej went there, as we all did
theRomanticPast: i dont wanna know whats inside of mario
kusinohki: how much does a lego house set cost? might be the only way I afford a house...
Raiz0k: Depends on LEGO's compressive strength probably?
GapFiller: speaking o Mario onna tangent here anyone watch the Olympic Opening Ceremony?
Raiz0k: FNAF: Mario confirmed!
TheMerricat: Parts Needed: 4,787 (plus a baseplate if you don't have one!)
constablecrab: Plumbers are arthropods.
TehAmelie: i have been close to Legoland and i haven't figured out if they like to do them solid or hollow
GapFiller: cz I sure didnt
iris_of_ether: lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart
Wiliart: Maybe it's made of Duplo?
Sarah_Serinde: !addquote (Heather) [now] My skeleton isn't made of Lego, it's made of dark magic.
LRRbot: New quote #7702: "My skeleton isn't made of Lego, it's made of dark magic." —Heather [2021-07-23]
saiarcot895: @GapFiller there was no mario or pikachu there, from what i've heard
Sarah_Serinde: lunarj1Heart
GapFiller: saiarcot895 lrrAWW
saiarcot895: @GapFiller they did have some video game music, nothing about mario, i think
Drasvin: !findquote lego
LRRbot: Quote #7702: "My skeleton isn't made of Lego, it's made of dark magic." —Heather [2021-07-23]
TehAmelie: a company that says Lego in bulk? is it. . .Lego?
RockPusher: You can't buy it off Lego's site… yet
matthaus_c: !findquote made
LRRbot: Quote #7267: "I have made many of these streams where I try to make Animal crossing an ESport, and I don't think it's possible." —Kathleen [2020-10-09]
TehAmelie: sells, too
Keab42: Lego also has people who build the large statues for things like LegoLand
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie sends probably too
TheMerricat: @LoadingReadyRun on the other hand full sized Eevee is $45 and roughly 2,000 parts
Earthenone: can you put an artist interpretation of a red plumber on my cake?
wildpeaks: legally-distinct-mario
RockPusher: Reg Video Game Plumber Cake
RockPusher: *Red
GapFiller: ohhh Heather we all know theres degrees of OFF
GapFiller: so many degress
Ignatiuspants: ah... I remember the good old days of grocery stores having official Mario cake kits
RockPusher: Super Plumber Brother
KinoGami: when i was working at Save On Foods they would download an image off the inteternet and use rice paper to just apply the art to the top of a slab cake
GapFiller: we have all seen the tumblrs and twitters compiling all those horrifying knockoffs
KinoGami: copyrights be damned
00busyhands: POG
Keab42: What you get if you order "Mario" from Wish.
jacobsh97: @TheMerricat Where can you get that?
beowuuf: 20 times cheaper
matthaus_c: the segue
Raiz0k: I've been on the Internet and I'm not entirely OK with a "Life-sized Eeeve".
Earthenone: can you pet the ghosts?
00busyhands: hahaha
NewtyNewts: I'm okay with that idea of an Eevee lego
RunicScribe: Looking at that link, $45 is just for the instructions. The Eevee is actually $500
RockPusher: Paul with some expert segue-drifting there
beowuuf: @Raiz0k oversized eevee
Juliamon: That game was *wild*
Earthenone: do you fight with sushi-do?
prine99: im scared now
wildpeaks: can you pet the sushi ghost
TheMerricat: Whoops, that's a mistake then, thanks for catching that @RunicScribe
ritchards: pet them with a sword
Raiz0k: @Raiz0k Sooooo very slightly better ;).
TehAmelie: i want science to figure out the fewest possible blocks you need for a kit that can be assembled into every Eevee evolution
Ignatiuspants: I'm pretty sure Heather and Cori streamed that game separately, and one of them was probably on this channel
not__invisible: Don'
GapFiller: nalvThink got me wondering if the world of Pokemon has sushi know
not__invisible: Don't worry, you can get just the instruction for $65.
TheMerricat: @RunicScribe actually - Estimated Parts Cost (USD): ~$205 (used) | ~$280 (new)
Juliamon: yeah fuckin doooooon't pet monkeys
RockPusher: wheelerMonkey wheelerMonkey wheelerMonkey
saiarcot895: see also: Night at the Musem, on not fucking with monkeys
beowuuf: they are demons
DiscordianTokkan: wheelerMonkey wheelerMonkey
ShaneLeeAtk: Yeah, having dated a girl whose mother had 3 small monkeys, not petting the monkeys is good for your health.
floki4242: wheelerMonkey wheelerMonkey wheelerMonkey
Raiz0k: Rated RM for "Return to Monke".
Orgmastron: Rated M for Monkeh
Mai_Andra: They're only petting the monkey not spanking it. xivGoob
ShaneLeeAtk: Haven't you always wanted a monkey???
prine99: wheelerMonkey_SQ wheelerMonkey_SQ wheelerMonkey_SQ wheelerMonkey_SQ wheelerMonkey_SQ wheelerMonkey_SQ wheelerMonkey_SQ wheelerMonkey_SQ
Raiz0k: Also, am I wrong in assuming that GoT also presents petting unkown cats *overhand*? Because absolutely not in this case.
RunicScribe: @TheMerricat Yeah, that makes sense, I was just quoting the "Bricks + instructions" cost listed on the page. 10 cents a brick is a good rule of thumb for lego, so $200 sounds more reasonable.
ritchards: waiting for the PC release (which is coming)
Ignatiuspants: you have to pay full price for the special edition to get the monkey touching
LordZarano: @TheMerricat omg, it can be built with its tongue sticking out!
Mai_Andra: "complete edition"
GapFiller: it feels Directors Cut and Game of the Year carry dfft connotations
GapFiller: hence why people are switching from one to the other
Raiz0k: Around 5$?
wildpeaks: you find a monkey in a jar, do you release ti
Raiz0k: So we don't count as people now Beej?!
LordZarano: Didn't it get given away at a Desertbus?
beowuuf: just because you made it up doens't make it false Kappa
GapFiller: oh thanks Beej
accountmadeforants: Petting monkeys is going to go about as well as petting random people on the street.
RockPusher: Monkeys are cool in the same way as souless chaos demons that hate humanity are cool
floki4242: ok
ritchards: I love leopards, but they will rip your face off without a pause!
Sanityis0verrated: Tigers also awesome behind very strong barrier
RunningMonkeys: I like monkeys from afar.
GapFiller: good luck w/ that
TehAmelie: i like octopuses and most of them are pretty safe to pet but i'd still not want to
prine99: i was going to say property but thralls is acceptable
saiarcot895: was the netgames typo intentional in the youtube video?
ritchards: @saiarcot895 That would be in line with the humour, yes.
Raiz0k: @LoadingReadyRun: ah, Beej has exposed his Nordic bias at last.
hold_no_carter: throwback to the completionist's playthrough of breaking bad
RockPusher: Netflix executives believe the best way to achieve growth is to lose money and what better way to lose money than by trying to make a game studio without understanding games
Ignatiuspants: ah yeah... I mean, it's cool they kinda brought back the FMV game
accountmadeforants: We were very successful implementing cross-promotions, these are games, yes?
NewtyNewts: Dark Crystal
Ignatiuspants: The Dark Crystal?
TheMerricat: Jim Henson's Dark Crystal
KV1NN4: was a prequel not reboot
Mai_Andra: a breakout clone based on Unbreakable Kimmie
Orgmastron: RockPusher Apparently they're already losing money on various TV/movie licenses so...
accountmadeforants: The Dark Crystal game came out and is apparently alright: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097790/The_Dark_Crystal_Age_of_Resistance_Tactics/
HorusFive: lrrHEATHER dreams dashed
recursioning: What if Netflix made something like Jackbox games but it didn't need a computer and Discord to play with friends remotely?
RockPusher: A muppet rhythm game is a fantastic idea
RockPusher: someone call Disney and tell them to make it happen
sporkraptor: localization?
Raiz0k: @recursioning They pretty much prototyped a part of it through Bandersnatch.
Metric_Furlong: their localisations are not worth of our grace
prine99: not wrong im hard of hearing and subtitles and dub almost never align
floki4242: there was a stranger thing dnd thing
Metric_Furlong: *worthy
kusinohki: @prine99 sometimes laughably different
cylindricpanda_: a game based on sense8 could be interesting
Mai_Andra: There's currently a "Stranger Things" tie-in event in Smite, though that's just skins for characters in an existing game.
Orgmastron: cylindricpanda_ That assumes they actually care about sense8 ;_;
HorusFive: Was it that? Or did other production studios start to want to do Netflix's job, and they had to make content to have content to provide?
the_walking: Or they’re trying to match Amazon prime game
accountmadeforants: So it seems BonusXP made both the Stranger Things games and the very different Dark Crystal game. We might see a collaboration/acquisition there.
cylindricpanda_: @orgmastron fair
Raiz0k: Heh, Heather, at least Netflix only rarely egregiously mismatches their English voice and text translations – and before you disagree, by "egregious" I mean "regularly doing that in more than every other line".
RockPusher straps on an eyepatch, a cutlass and a parrot
GapFiller: oh to put it another way what is the point of cutting the cable just to replace it w/ another identical cable service
saiarcot895: and now we're back with fragmentation in the tv/movie industry
RockPusher: yarrr - we have a response to that matey!
TehAmelie: how many movie enthusiasts do you know who threw their collections in the trash when they got netflix? i know one
Raiz0k: "Turning cable companies into pipes" is what is supposed to happen, right?
hold_no_carter: yep, second everything beej is saying. I've also been saying the same thing
Metric_Furlong: TehAmelie that seems like a mistake
GapFiller: guess who never stopped buying DVD's *points thumbs* this guy
TehAmelie: mm-hmm
DoodlestheGreat: I saw this happening, and kept every bit of digital media I've bought.
saiarcot895: netflix still does DVD rentals....i think?
professor_mortis: That’s why I like discovery. So many shows I like. Without the filler.
TheMerricat: Chat did you know that even today, Disney makes more money via it's resorts and parks than it does with it's media division?
saiarcot895: movie theaters are also complaining about Black Widow being on Disney+ on the second weekend, and now they can't make money
GapFiller: nice segue Paul
NewtyNewts: That sounds pretty feasible
Robot_Bones: We covered you not being where we were in check point too LUL
Raiz0k: Over here we actually had ST:Discovery earlier than the rest because there was no local distributor.
HorusFive: Hasn't this been a thing in Vegas for a while as well? Maybe not just for electronics?
couldntpickausername: I've started having a maple leaf in my discord name just to get people to stop assuming I'm in the us when talking about things like regionlocking
GapFiller: this story seems terribly bourgeoisie
kusinohki: I half expected an "office space" breaking the photocopier pic during the story
GapFiller: among its many other crimes
ExachixKitsune: so we can't get shipping from the US, but we can smash electronics?
DiscordianTokkan: Like, there's been Smash rooms for a while now
hold_no_carter: isn't this a fairly old concept
PharaohBender27: Hey, just came in - have we talked about the heavy story yet?
DiscordianTokkan: Especially after Office Space. People LOVE wrecking printers
Raiz0k: xD
GapFiller: DiscordianTokkan ^ been waiting for somebody to make the Office Space ref
GapFiller: cheers!
Robot_Bones: idk, I've seen Adam reach the Gamer State
NewtyNewts: They just provide you with the Cuphead intro level
Raiz0k: Beej is purely channeling 90's scare press rn :D.
RockPusher: DiscordianTokkan Office Space just gave everyone permission to do what we've wanted to do since the beginning of people interacting with printers
DeM0nFiRe: They are gonna have a partnership with Valve so you use your Steamdeck-- lmao I couldnt type the joke fast enough before Beej got there LUL
LordZarano: Don't drive angry, it's very bad for fuel efficiency
Raiz0k: "indented"? Really, Herr Beej?
TheMerricat: @pharaohbender27 yep it was first item
Orgmastron: PharaohBender27 They briefly touched on it and aren't going to talk about it further
josh___something: I do wanna experience smashing various electronics, jut for the experience
PharaohBender27: @TheMerricat Ah, thanks
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RockPusher is looking forward to next week when he gets to replace a particularly terrible printer with a somewhat better one
DiscordianTokkan: I'm just waiting for Beej to make a pushing rope comment
cylindricpanda_: oh god imagine encountering someone ppl laying league or dota on the bus or train
cylindricpanda_: *playing
GapFiller: oh thanks for that national stereotyping Beej
LordZarano: "Hello, I'm here for an argument."
ZaTech3000: q
tsp397: Reserved people are normally crazier when they lose it
GapFiller: yes all British people cannot feel any rage due to our still upper lips
TheMerricat: I've been upset at someone for more than 30 min, but I've never been "break things" angry for more than 10 sec....
EpiiMeth: @LordZarano "No you're not"
Orgmastron: "English people are more reserved" *stares in Euro Cup riots*
tsp397: Speaking as a British reserved person
kusinohki: need a catapult/trebuche for the final yeet
Raiz0k: @GapFiller Don't worry, we've seen what your tourists are capable of ;).
Keab42: The last 20 minutes are for a cooling off cup of tea
Gizmoloid: Such a demolition session would've probably worked well in the days of Xbox360's Red Ring of Death. Not sure what would be a current equivalent. Joycon drift perhaps?
NewtyNewts: Have you tried jamming the controllers?
GapFiller: Raiz0k that was the magic of the Euro 2020 Final really; we brought the tourists home for once
EpiiMeth: And suddenly it's an escape room
electra310: That would be a much less fucked-up version of Saw, actually
ghyllnox: This sounds like they're using you to demo their stuff if you can't leave before the 30 min are up :D
TheMerricat: lol
flouncy_magooo: I want to see Ian enter one of these things and repair the electronics
GapFiller: it was honestly nice in its way to bring the gammon home for once as opposed to exporting it wherever
Gizmoloid: Speaking of Joycon drift, did anyone try that trick where you put a piece of cardboard under the base of thumbstick and that supposedly fixes drift?
Juliamon: Send Ian in there to disassemble as much as he can in 30 minutes
TheMerricat: laptop screens are useful
DiscordianTokkan: Lol, just Tarkov it, due a Scav runthrough elfunkScav
PharaohBender27: @Juliamon katesLol
cylindricpanda_: also wasn't it proven that acting on your rage doesn't actually help, it just increases your baseline angry
matthaus_c: holy shit that would be such a good TTSF @Juliamon
electra310: Ian can harvest as much as he can in 30 minutes?
Raiz0k: @GapFiller Yeah, we dirty continentals find a small measure of solace in that kind of containment this time xD.
Keab42: Maybe we're paying to be the labour for breaking this stuff down.
NewtyNewts: It'd have to be worth more than 50 pounds
kusinohki: @cylindricpanda_ the purge movies were a lie??!!
recursioning: There's still metals in there worth money that they'll want to sell
RockPusher: Proper Job!
ritchards: Robert Llywellen show!
LordZarano: Scrapheap Challenge
GapFiller: we had that here in Albion; it was called Scrapheap Challenge
DoodlestheGreat: Scrapheap Challenge!
GapFiller: hosted by Kryten from Red Dwarf
matthaus_c: is this a LRL segment in the making
Raiz0k: Explosions!
ghyllnox: So breaking pots in Zelda?
PharaohBender27: Yeah, that was super weird
matthaus_c: gamers were a mistake
TheMerricat: it's not YOUR console
kusinohki: what do you mean? I break all my stuff when I can't replace it...
HbombAndFriends: Wasn’t there a Feed Stuff story back in the day where you could rent out a room to destroy stuff?
GapFiller: this is just bad gamer stereotypes all the way down
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
matthaus_c: I'm mad that I can't pet an orangutan*
Earthenone: i guess if marketing is successful in convincing you last years model is worthless
HbombAndFriends: *Feed Dump
Juliamon: It's not, it's how their brains are formed
TheMerricat: Beej is promo key chat
beowuuf: i'm mad i can't get the new console... imagine someone who couldn't play any console... can we give this old console to someone?
TheMerricat: phone ... stop trying to autocorrect me ...
NewtyNewts: Scalpers definitely.
TehAmelie: it's not the monkey's fault if you want to touch it
GapFiller: something something Gibbstation 3
kusinohki: hrm.... a destruction room full of scalpers?
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beowuuf: @TehAmelie demonic charm person powers
HorusFive: So what we SHOULD do if we can't get the new gen console is destroy a new gen console!
DeM0nFiRe: I once saw a video about a guy who had five PS5s when no one else could get them
omdorastrix: I get a little sad when I have a feeling of missing out, It took 4 years for the PS4 and I don't feel like I'm missing out on the current gen.
Kuhfeek: that's purge territory
Gnyrinn: Warning: Hitting scalpers with hammers may lead to legal trouble.
Earthenone: oh corpse....not
DoodlestheGreat: Why not? ConcernDoge
GapFiller: OH just discovered Gibbstation 3 is still online after all this time
matthaus_c: you know that news article about the government rolling over a fuckton of illegal bitcoin mining machines? I want *that*
GapFiller: get in there
Juliamon: I *still* don't have a PS4
LordZarano: Speaking of new consoles, Playdate announced when pre-orders open! The 29th at 10am PDT
Earthenone: just make it go full circle and have a video of you destroying ps5s' so they know you dident scalp them
accountmadeforants: Why don't you implement a reasonable pre-order method! I'll pay a bit up front provided you just deliver whenever, I'm not sitting my ass out in a tent! And that shit wouldn't even work!
professor_mortis: I have a 4. I see no reason to get a 5.
Gizmoloid: @gapfiller Gibbstation 3?
TheMerricat: Devs actually listened?
TheMerricat: ! even
GapFiller: how many games are there excl for the PS5 tho really?
accountmadeforants: They also acknowledged that it was causing performance issues, but they wouldn't have time to fix them.
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat see(there(`! even`))
TheMerricat: :p
Earthenone: i would like to see some rays get traced at some point, mainly to see what the hype is about but im in no rush
Raiz0k: :)
beowuuf: coming up.... that fast speech radio adverts have to use to add in all the legal riders :p
ANeMzero: I remember MGS5 and GTA5 being pirated on PS3 weeks before launch
GapFiller: jumping tracks a little this is not unlike how albums leak
ANeMzero: LA Noire as well
DoodlestheGreat: Very good bribes and very sucky salary...
GapFiller: said as somebody who has seen a hefty share of 'not for sale' promo CD's for sale in charity shops
Raiz0k: Speaking of fans, had we ever seen Beej extending that particular fan in his hand?
TheMerricat: TBH the folk you are going to pirate your game are going to pirate your game.
NewtyNewts: Yuup, and I've been avoiding the topic.
GapFiller: yo chat: Do You Copy That Floppy? (dont be shy this aint on record)
Ignatiuspants: unintentional early access!
NewtyNewts: Preorder bonus, which Nintendo later revoked to be reissued
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat It is a bit of a tertium non datur fallacy – people are only going to pirate your when the effort to buy is going to be significantly greater than obtaining it legitimately. Yes, you can call me Captain Obvious ;p.
beowuuf: @GapFiller are you a cop? you have to tell me, or else this is entrapment: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1458970/Entrapment/
GapFiller: beowuuf ACAB obv
RockPusher: I'm hoping SEGA will remove it from Like a Dragon so I can play it
TheMerricat: Normally when devs remove Denevo from games it comes as a patch.
Raiz0k: "The Nothing". Ah yes, the default state for our generation.
TheMerricat: @raiz0k true, but in general the 'cost' of pirating a game is seen as 'zero' to most pirates
GapFiller: beowuuf huh Entrapment looks interesting
GapFiller: might havta try it sometime
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
Gizmoloid: @GapFiller Were you talking about this video or something else? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Siz4LlnsEj0
RockPusher: Beej: Delayer of Gratification
GapFiller: Gizmoloid thats the one
DoodlestheGreat: Beej is such a cocktease. :tf:
RockPusher: Legendary Planeswalker - Beej
Pteraspidomorphi: Beej can be trusted alone with a marshmallow
Nigouki: does that mean we can designate what date to open Mail Time boxes? D:
Gizmoloid: @GapFiller Ah, thanks! I was wondering if I missed some other Gibbstation thing.
beowuuf: @GapFiller lol, usefulness was purely secondary, but glad it might actually be a good thing too :)
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat Yeah, but those ones will very, very rarely buy a game. I was talking about the "grey area". As You Know™, that thing has shifted back and forth for many years now, and about 20 years the proportions were pretty much the opposite of where there are now.
Raiz0k: *20 years ago
GapFiller: 11 yrs later and this is still as evergreen as ever: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/02/19
TheMerricat: agree :)
Raiz0k: Ah, now we see the fan!
wildpeaks: that's why I only buy from GOG anymore (often even games I already had on Steam), it rewards those who publish without DRM
Raiz0k: It is a fine fan.
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TheMerricat: Steam games
Simonark: Its open.
Earthenone: !bgc
Raiz0k: Circles of Hell ;p?
GapFiller: OH this
GapFiller: yeh this is wild
NewtyNewts: Does that include even minor steps?
Easilycrazyhat: That's impressive.
Raiz0k: That is a significant Graph Theory problem actually.
LordZarano: Speaking of pre-orders, Playdate announced when theirs opens! The 29th at 10am PDT :P
Gizmoloid: Didn't Denuvo deny any performance issues? I remember somebody quoting them basically saying "We tested it ourselves and there are no issues!"
hold_no_carter: Please just release the next game, they're losing it out here
Raiz0k: :D
Spacepup: "Get hard!" Beej 2021.
Keab42: @LordZarano I'm looking forward to Graham's review
PharaohBender27: Sure, Gamer(tm)
NewtyNewts: People who don't know the difficulties of routing.
saiarcot895: lmao lrrBEEJ
bullseye3265: LUL
prine99: ban gamer beej
ExachixKitsune: Beej brand Gamer
Jondare: basically the "all towers" thing was a self imposed rule, set up after the first several months where they were trying to do 100% and realized that it was basically impossible
Jondare: Cause apparently the biggest problem was that cutscenes sometimes just teleport you, thus making you cross your line. So they just did this version that basically avioded any cutscenes
Raiz0k: Oh, that's a huge problem.
LordZarano: Oh wow yeah, never going both under and over a bridge
Jondare: The runner did a really great twitter thread walking through the entire experience, really cool
Raiz0k: *frustrated level design for Doom noises*
DoodlestheGreat: Did they talk about the War Thunder thing?
Raiz0k: The War Thunder thing?
TheMerricat: don't think so @doodlesthegreat
Earthenone: i dident know that golf was a gendered sport TIL
LordZarano: @DoodlestheGreat Not yet
DoodlestheGreat: @Raiz0k Dingaling posted pages from a top secret manual for a British main battle tank to settle an argument on the official forums.
Orgmastron: @Earthenone Basically all sports are gendered at the professional level
Raiz0k: @Raiz0k Oh, that thing!
HorusFive: @Earthenone Golf of course also has the issue that until recently many of the top courses didn't allow women inside
DoodlestheGreat: Don't LPGA players use the same tees as male golfers?
TheMerricat: it wasn't even to settle an argument he was trying to style on the devs
DoodlestheGreat: @TheMerricat That's right. So it's even dumber.
wildpeaks: oh
Raiz0k: wat
Orgmastron: E-Fut!
CaptainSpam: Wow, that's awful.
Saxpython: it evolved?
Raiz0k: End of an era.
GapFiller: it devolved really
DoodlestheGreat: @Saxpython They used a Leaf Stone on it.
Raiz0k: @GapFiller Digitally even.
badpandabear: I sit for e-machines?
Earthenone: they should have gone all the way to the X suffix
Earthenone: lean into the anacronysm
GapFiller: e- is a relic of the information superhighway era of computing
Basic_Human_Decency: ok but is there thomas the tank engine mods?
DoodlestheGreat: 8|
GapFiller: jlrrFacepalm
ghyllnox: They're trying to be Minecraft
DeM0nFiRe: inb4 it ends up SaaS (Soccer as a Service)
Saxpython: but how long are the cutscenes?
prine99: wheelerBless_TK wheelerBless_TK
DoodlestheGreat: It means they can cram it fulla MTX!
TheMerricat: Konami has to have signed a demon contract of some sort that they'll never actually make a real game again and this is just them trying to wiggle around it by calling it something else
CaptainSpam: Ah, "platform"! The only word on par with "experience" with regards to contextual uselessness in video gaming!
Raiz0k: I mean, one hand that's great, one the other it's kind of scary that the set of gaming engines is ever-converging to the Approved Ones™.
HorusFive: The game is free to play. But of course, if you want to DO anything you need to pay for the micro-transactions
accountmadeforants: @GapFiller So was i-Thing and iThing, but it stuck around. We still have e-sports, even. Not saying they're not silly prefixes, just... par for the course.
NewtyNewts: So, when do the mega-microtransactions get added in? Or are they right from the beginning?
TheMerricat: Anyone else remember Metal Gear Survive?
Raiz0k: @GapFiller Going back to golf, are we?
Ignatiuspants: is a mega-microtransaction actually just a transaction?
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat Unfortunately, yes.
NewtyNewts: @TheMerricat I gotta look back at Graham's run of that game, that was quite the wreck
Earthenone: normal fence.
accountmadeforants: @GapFiller If I'm gonna go on a tangent, I go for the scenic route.
Raiz0k: What @Earthenone said.
PharaohBender27: @TheMerricat That was actually the first stream I lurked on live for part of, months before I made a Twitch account :p
GapFiller: oooh Barca
Gnyrinn: @NewtyNewts Mega-transactions are not the insurmountable hurdle, just as long as "surprise mechanics" are chucked into the sea.
GapFiller: and The Old Lady
wildpeaks: interesting, would have though these would be exactly the ones you'd pay extra for
Saxpython: I wonder if it will have a blaseball dlc
josh___something: Jessica telephone when :p
Ignatiuspants: oh... they could go the gacha route and make you unlock one random footballer for ten magic balls or something
Earthenone: i actually think that modular style might be nice (if done right) like i dont care about online matchmaking so i could "save" 10$ or whatever by getting it in offline mode
NewtyNewts: @Gnyrinn Agreed, I too would like to no longer have a 'surprise' when I paid my hard-earned money
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat Ah, so we're joined by Schadenfreude then, given how I actually started participating in the stream at Beyond: Two Souls xD.
accountmadeforants: Sportsball microtransactions are a special kind of heinous.
mitomanox: pedantic joyless
KinoGami: free to play microtransactions sounds better than the existing pay $60 and microtransactions
IbunWest: You unlock new teams via pachinko machines.
mitomanox: i live the adjectives <3
NewtyNewts: Ultimate Team is a massive load of unjoy.
GapFiller: most sports fans are just number nerds in denial its true
saiarcot895: @KinoGami what about cases where gameplay is affected by whether or not you go for the microtransactions?
accountmadeforants: FIFA Ultimate Team(sp?) is genuinely ridiculous, and a solid chunk of EA's income overall.
usmu1976: @KinoGami But that's saying losing one leg is better than losing two legs... True for a certain value of true
Earthenone: well yeah, but they WERE paying like 60$ for statistics updates before, seems like both sides are saving some effort
saiarcot895: i guess F2P is still better in that case, in that you don't lose $60
NewtyNewts: @GapFiller All the Nerds needed to reach out to the Jocks was a sportsball metaphor
KinoGami: i'm not saying it's great, but you are getting microtransactions no matter what
Ignatiuspants: "free to start" is like shareware without the sharing, which is ... fine, I guess
accountmadeforants: Not paid DLC, multi-hundred-bucks "micro-"transactions that let you gamble to pay-to-win and goes away at the end of a season.
usmu1976: @KinoGami And that's why I don't go for that type of games.
DoodlestheGreat: That's actually a good way to put it, Heather.
KinoGami: the real secret with ultimate team is to steal a warehouse worth of electricity to farm packs
IbunWest: Sports games are a lot better when you don’t care about the multiplayer aspect.
LordZarano: People that randomly appear and fix your car
Orgmastron: Ignatiuspants Oh you sweet summer child
NewtyNewts: That was indeed a segue, Paul.\
GapFiller: hot car on car balloon action
Invitare: Underground Car Meats
beowuuf: gotta stetch before reaching that far :p
Mai_Andra: There are a lot of balloons at car meets, but she'll probably get mad if you call them that.
wildpeaks: could be a thing for roleplayers, it's big in gta
Lithobraker: But the point of car meetups is to watch people wreck their actual mustangs pulling out of the parking lot Kappa
NullColaShip: HypeCar lrrHAM
Earthenone: only designated crime in designated crime areas
Ersatz_Hatrack: The things you find in the alley behind the car meet are NOT balloons.
HalcyonPrime9: the solution to that is obviously EVE online paul
RockPusher: The Thieves Guild rules are strictly enforced
Saxpython: Grand Racketeering Auto
Raiz0k: @HalcyonPrime9 Avatar Drift Racing?
Easilycrazyhat: James does live his life a quarter mile at a time.
Robot_Bones: The los santos James Turners
Saxpython: No one steels car s from...Family
RockPusher: It's no about honour - it's about family!
Saxpython: Vin Diesel meme
Kuhfeek: bad guy ethics
Ashton: If I can't steal '
Lithobraker: Balloons are helpful when huffing the nitrous oxide from your car's nitro system
Ashton: Can I at least blow 'em up?
Saxpython: @rockpusher +1
Laserbeaks_Fury: GTA is all just one car being stolen over and over
Easilycrazyhat: Marked cars are frowned upon in Las Vegas
Lithobraker: It's the permissionless sharing economy
Saxpython: lol
Earthenone: just like real life!
Laserbeaks_Fury: Hire Elcor bouncers
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Lithobraker: Just like high-sec to null-sec gates in EVE online!
wildpeaks: hazard pay
kusinohki: at least make the doorman 1% stronger with every death
MrLephisto: it's a separate mission in an instance without other players
Easilycrazyhat: Multiverse casinos
Lithobraker: Thanks for the sub!
Raiz0k: Casino: Avengers?
NullColaShip: It's an escape room for the money
matthaus_c: Moonbase Heist? :O
Laserbeaks_Fury: like an escape room, but it's a heist
MrLephisto: that would be cool
DeM0nFiRe: Model their heist experience after real rival casinos so people learn how to put their competitors out of business
Ignatiuspants: they could make a fake heist as a tourist attraction! it's like an escape room but in reverse
accountmadeforants: Do it as stress-therapy against scalpers and/or capitalism!
Easilycrazyhat: Pretty much, yup
GapFiller: ting is how Westwolrd turned out ofc
HalcyonPrime9: Beej that would require casinos to work for their money :P
matthaus_c: break-in room
Laserbeaks_Fury: And then there's the one person who thought they were going to the Star Trek Experience
PharaohBender27: Infiltration Room?
DeM0nFiRe: Infiltrate Room
Saxpython: infiltration room
Raiz0k: Remember that Rick&Morty episode? Well, *that* should be it xD.
niccus: a puzzle box, but really big
brightshadow: ingress, except that name is taken
BasilHunter: Heist Room
Raiz0k: Extraction Room?
matthaus_c: Fallout 76 exists again?
Saxpython: snappy segue
ritchards: unless they screwed that up.. oh wait!
matthaus_c: you can hang out with all those launch NPCs
wildpeaks: some kind of.. mods
matthaus_c: infinite ammo is just violating the laws of capitalism, not physics
wildpeaks: breaking physics and fallout, can you name a more iconic duo
wistol: There is a mutation in Fallout 76 that basicly gives you a double jump.
pyronils80: Hello and good evening! :) :) :)
matthaus_c: I'm so glad that Outer Worlds exists so I have an anti capitalist democracy video game by Obsidian so I never need to care about Fallout again
NullColaShip: That sounds like a very boring MMO, as New World is a supermarket chain here in New Zealand
matthaus_c: is that the game that was running the menu at 9000+ FPS lol
DoktorNik: It's just the EVGA 3090's
Orgmastron: Ah yes, the Amazon colonialism MMO
wildpeaks: affected a lot a streamers during their sponsored streams, bad timing
Raiz0k: @matthaus_c I've actually picked that up recently and let me tell you that watching the last Talking & Simulator was a synergistic adventure and a half.
accountmadeforants: 1500 buckaroo MSRP, thrice that retail
ritchards: gotta mine those bitcoins!
wildpeaks: that beta event had a lot of issues, but this was the most notable
v_nome: In Norweigian Kronur I hope
MolaMolaphant: direct retailer price for non-FE 3090s are anywhere from $1800-$2600.
Mysticman89: I haven't heard is there anything being done about those 3090s. Are the owners just screwed, or is evga refunding them or...?
DeM0nFiRe: People are blaming New Worlds, and there is probably something weird they are doing, but like the hardware is responsible for not being brickable I think
accountmadeforants: Yeah, this is squarely on EVGA and any other afflicted board partner.
matthaus_c: @Raiz0k that sounds like it was a hell of an experience! hope you have fun with the game!
Tomasu82: evga has already shipped out RMA units to people who made requests
DeM0nFiRe: I did see EVGA is apparently honoring their warranty for this and cross shipping replacements even, so seems liek EVGA is doing the right thing at least
keyforgealchemist: does Beej have anyone feeding him grapes?
v_nome: @MolaMolaphant That's over 16000 Krone!
BibitteNoire: Many games have the menu No-limit FPS issue. Starcraft 2 had and still has that issue and my fan goes crazy on the menu
ritchards: hang on... isn't that what they used to defeat the Borg??
accountmadeforants: Virtually all 2D things are just 3D planes nowadays.
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MolaMolaphant: Some folks speculating that the issue is the VRAM on the back of the card which isn't heat managed
matthaus_c: if you leave it long enough, you get a bitcoin and your graphics card explodes
Mysticman89: I feel like that might be something bypassable with nvidia control panel to do it globally, which in tyurn makes me think the cards should by default have a cap.
LordZarano: Thermal throtaling
Raiz0k: @matthaus_c The last Taking Sim game was a pastiche of corporate startup culture, so really a double serving of the themes there. But yeah, Outer Worlds is great is far!
faultierfan: It for sure puts stress on the hardware.
MolaMolaphant: The cards DO have an available hardware side frame limiter, but it isn't on by default
MolaMolaphant: er, driver side, not hardware side?
Gizmoloid: "EVGA has confirmed to us that every one of its GeForce RTX 3090 cards that have been killed by issues with the New World MMO closed beta will be replaced by the company: "Yes, all failed 3090’s are being replaced," a spokesman for the company has said." https://www.pcgamer.com/evga-confirms-new-world-rtx-3090-rmas/
Raiz0k: That's great. Can we pee now?
PharaohBender27: katesPalm
Easilycrazyhat: ugh, so gross
GapFiller: right Bezos went to the edge of space
Mysticman89: it's great to hear evga is sorting out the owners
matthaus_c: why, *why* didn't the rocket explode on re-entry for once
GapFiller: did he actually get to actual space space or was it just the edge
accountmadeforants: EVGA is replacing them and trying to reproduce the issue, as they well should.
brightshadow: if it's only the evga 3090s i feel like evga is definitely who should be fixing it
DeM0nFiRe: Stuff happens, making GPUs is hard. As long as they make it right, it's cool
beowuuf: of all the weird stuff that has happened over the years, flesh gordon trending on twitter waas not on my radar
matthaus_c: he just edged it @GapFiller
wildpeaks: especially as you have to wait a long time to connect, so you spend a lot of time in the menu
MolaMolaphant: Depending on what actually fried, that may mean a run of refurb evga 3090s in the next year...
saiarcot895: @matthaus_c appropriate phrasing given the shape of the rocket lol
faultierfan: There are a few games that do that. I always hate it when my GPU runs at 100% on the menu.
brightshadow: honestly if i had a nickel for every game that ran its menu at an uncapped framerate and i saw the steam fps counter going like "7200fps lol"
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matthaus_c: @saiarcot895 glad someone appreciated it benginFingers
brightshadow: that seems to happen with indie games a lot, surprised that was what was killing the cards
fiftymcnasty: A similar issue happened with Starcraft 2
ritchards: now, how long until malicious people set this up deliberately?
matthaus_c: you just gotta break into a bitcoin mining warehouse
DeM0nFiRe: Usually I think they do try to refurb cards on RMAs. A lot of times if you RMA, what you get to replace it is in fact a refurb of a previous RMA
Mysticman89: while seeing crazy high fps tickles my tech fancy, I want it to be a realistic measure instead of "look, I can generate a realistic black screen 50k times a second."
MolaMolaphant: They always keep some just in case, and it sounds like they're cross-shipping. Normally they have to get your card before they ship you the new one, and they're just sending them at the same time for this issue.
excalgold: a perfect storm of doom
Raiz0k: @matthaus_c And the important thing to remember that "going to space" vs "edging space" is about 10^(3-6)x in terms of energy expended.
BoBrinkman: As a software developer, it is the hardware maker's fault. ;D
LordZarano: Nuance!
accountmadeforants: Amazon turning their game into a stress test is dumb. EVGA's hardware failing under a stress test is a problem.
Ignatiuspants: I can blame Amazon for lots of things
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Raiz0k: Can't we always blame Amazon?
Kuhfeek: callback
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
brightshadow: my 3090 is, so far, fine, but it's an FE so it's probably going to keep being fine i would hope
Mysticman89: are people who got scalped cards (and thus may not have warrenty) just screwed I wonder
MolaMolaphant: I think some early-run 3090 EVGA cards had a known issue of power delivery distribution problems, but it hadn't caused this kind of peoblem yet
Raiz0k: :)
excalgold: warThunderCats hoooo?
MolaMolaphant: @Mysticman89 EVGA offers partial warranty on second-hand cards
Spluuga: I'm not surprised cryengine is bricking cards tho :P
accountmadeforants: 3090's been out for nearly a year, availability aside.
Spacepup: And Plane Fighting. And Ship Fighting.
cuttlefishman: "accurate"
Earthenone: so not the sport of tankery then?
cuttlefishman: It's not accurate
excalgold: And now GI Joe is there?
pyronils80: and helis
TheAinMAP: Is this the one with classified info?
MolaMolaphant: @brightshadow FE 3090 had some heat issues, with early production runs benefitting from a swap of the thermal pads
KinoGami: oh good this story
excalgold: oh god this one
cuttlefishman: It's as accurate as like Panzer Girls is
Ignatiuspants: super accurate, so you need a whole team to operate it?
wildpeaks: yup that's the story
Spacepup: It's a 'Physics based' simulation, rather than HP or whatever some other stuff.
Raiz0k: In use, even.
Earthenone: ohh, so it is tankery :P
brightshadow: @brightshadow i have no idea how to tell if mine has this problem ha
KinoGami: it had to do with a gap in the armour on the main cannon
Lithobraker: "simulation" in that every Russian tank is better.
excalgold: it is a russian company
Invitare: NotLikeThis
Spacepup: @Lithobraker Not Warthunder's fault other nations don't have access to superior Stalinium.
excalgold: leaking classified information to prove a point in an internet argument.....big derp
GapFiller: nalvLUL jlrrFacepalm
Raiz0k: Oh, what is a spurious shot trap then?
KinoGami: from what i heard the "unclassified" stamp was a very bad photoshop as well
accountmadeforants: Pulled a devastating "don't you know who I am", which turned into "I hope you don't know who I am"
excalgold: some one is going to jail
DeM0nFiRe: CLASSIFIEDn't
GapFiller: oh vaudeville
wildpeaks: DefinitelyNotClassified
ritchards: Classifact!
Mysticman89: so...are they going to update the tank?
Spacepup: "Please do not steal state secrets in an attempt to make the game better."
KinoGami: "this is a violation (which you should know being a member of the british army)"
Raiz0k: Literally 1984?
excalgold: dishonorable discharge, out of a cannon, into the sea
accountmadeforants: "I am the secretary of defence and have personally declassified this document to win an internet argument"
pyronils80: and you don not belief how many classified military manuals are sold on flee markets or military vehicle meetings...
excalgold: how badly does that person need to win an internet argument that they'd risk geting slammed with what ever the official secrets act mandates for leaking classified documents!
brightshadow: didn't currently work for the military but brought home copies of a bunch of classified stuff in case they needed to argue about something
LordZarano: Court Marshalled perhaps?
GapFiller: [redacted]
Raiz0k: It's cute how Beej still hopes that people can react rationally.
GapFiller: yeh esp when its the military
cuttlefishman: I mean, esp. if you posted the classified LRR footage
Seagulyus: the worst part is that they can likely still be court martial'd anyway
AussieBrainDoc: LRR tanks confirmed
GapFiller: what yr saying Heather is LRR and the MOD are basically the same ting
Seagulyus: since "once a member always a member" is a thing
Fried_Twinkie: Even if a section of that manual isn't classified, it might not be allowed for general dissemination, like FOUO
Gnyrinn: Coming soon to WarThunder: A nuclear submarine with the actual launch codes. (we did not get any details wrong. if you know better: prove it!)
excalgold: yea we shouldnt know the airspeed velocity of Adam Savidan, that's classified information!
Raiz0k: That smack lrrHEART .
TehAmelie: hey, if a guy can set fire to a submarine and still be let back in the military and do it again and be let back again i think this guy will be fine
KharadBanar: i sent you my front turret, pls respond
pyronils80: its a similar issue like the Harpoon radar issue in the 90th (the developer used real classified radar profiles for their ships)
excalgold: ARMA 3
KinoGami: you could argue changing in the in game specifications would be akin to leaking that classified information
accountmadeforants: "The government threatened us with 14 years in prison unless we made this tank shitty."
Lithobraker: @Gnyrinn IRC the land based ICBM launch code is literally 00000000.
Raiz0k: @accountmadeforants *unless we make OUR tank shitty
Gnyrinn: @Lithobraker Didn't they change it in the 00's? Or at least claim that they did?
Lithobraker: Didn't a gaijin employee fly to the us to buy a fighter jet manual and get arrested for it
KinoGami: and once the documents are posted on their official forums i think they lose the plausible deniability of "oh this just happens to be similar to this classified information that we know full well is classified"
serialtram: near my university there's a military base that has a public footpath going through it
Earthenone: i remember getting in trouble as a child in school taking a picture of the coast because a navy base was visable in the shot
frnknstn: The former developer of popular WW2 flight sims was imprisoned for flying to the US to recieve clssified plane docs
serialtram: it is covered in signs saying that it's a secret place under the official secrets act
DeM0nFiRe: Pff, what LRR can't just do 72 hours straight of MTG streaming?
KinoGami: wasn't the issue less the retrieval of the documents and more than they tried to leave the country with them?
RockPusher: The stakes are extant!
Mysticman89: theres probably layers of technically not ok but people think it is so they do the wrong thing, and stuff that is technically ok but people overseeing stuff don't know the technicalities and would rather be safe than sorry
Lithobraker: Correction, it was an employee of the DCS series
WarKr0: emphasis on "great" and "big"
ShaneLeeAtk: James said all the spots were fired.
Loonatic93: When are you going to be spoiling the Commander deck?
Loonatic93: lrrBEEJ
kusinohki: I think there was a 256 player cap and there was like 248 players signed up or something *shrug*
Easilycrazyhat: @ShaneLeeAtk That seems excessive.
DeM0nFiRe: Registration page says 251 players ended up registering
Orgmastron: Cam + Umurangi!!!!!
Mysticman89: I dont know what that umurangi game is
Earthenone: beej you beat kathleens record for longest PiF, want to come in for a single session game to beat her record for the shortest? :P
ShaneLeeAtk: #BlameJames
Orgmastron: @Mysticman89 It's a photography game in a cyberpunk-y setting.
Brozard: Having watched Going Under this week, that's a type of horror game
PharaohBender27: Cheer150
GapFiller: cheer100 BIT SNIPE!
TheAinMAP: guyjudgeBits
PharaohBender27: Dammit, too late!
cuttlefishman: Heather, noted transit fan
PharaohBender27: Aaaah
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
Mysticman89: interesting. pokemon snap-ish but probably more realistic, or as realistic as cyberpunk can be.
serialtram: bye!
Raiz0k: Thank you lrrHEATHER lrrPAUL lrrBEEEJ ! Thanks everyone!
GapFiller: thanks for streaming lrrBEEEJ lrrPAUL lrrHEATHER lrrHEART
TehAmelie: byee
serialtram: lrrHEART lrrBEEEJ lrrPAUL lrrHEATHER
PharaohBender27: Thanks for the stream, lrrBEEEJ , lrrPAUL , and lrrHEATHER ! lrrHEART lrrHEART lunarj1Heart
RockPusher: lunarj1Heart lrrHEART lunarj1Heart
Mox_Hagdorm: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: The Great Big Gladiator Games (LoadingReadyRun Presents The Great Big Gladiator Games. Day 1, 9-round swiss! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Sat 10:00 AM PDT (18:04 from now).
TehAmelie: day 1. . .that's a new one
TehAmelie: bilbo dot jpg: after all, why not? why shouldn't streams be multiple days?
DeM0nFiRe: Currently the 2 schedule blocks for it are SIXTEEN hours
DeM0nFiRe: LRRs been doing more long streams lately. PPRs pretty close together (obviously they dont control schedule of MTG sets being released) plus famjams, gladiator tournament
TehAmelie: i'm superbly happy for ti
LordZarano: @TehAmelie Isn't that just Desert Bus?
TehAmelie: well, Desert Bus is special
LordZarano: Yeah, I can't argue with that
TehAmelie: best part of the year
Theroastedrooster: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: The Great Big Gladiator Games (LoadingReadyRun Presents The Great Big Gladiator Games. Day 1, 9-round swiss! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Sat 10:00 AM PDT (17:51 from now).