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TXC2: title change
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Laurence72: lrrAWESOME
TXC2: time to chill them points
noSmokeFire: ot
noSmokeFire: it's haul and peather!
ConspicuousCompiler: Am I here in time for Beejpoint?
Earthenone: no beej
CaptainSpam: All them chilly points.
Earthenone: beej is engaging in american commercce
TheGreenMonster450: Beej is at Magicfest
TXC2: the PH balance you say?
TXC2: !magicfest
Robot_Bones: new time same check point flavor
noSmokeFire: he's gone to a place most definitely corrupted by capitalism...seattle!
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Spacecarl: #blamejames
Pteraspidomorphi: What did he not tell you?
TheGreenMonster450: #blamejames
TXC2: so early
Laurence72: #BlameJames
Metric_Furlong: Turner! *shakes fist*
TheWarbo: Are we blaming James already!?
Kykiwi: did james force ya to be here ealrer?
AerialPosterior: crendorMamamia
ConspicuousCompiler: #BlameJames
TXC2: Hello Paul and Heather
Kykiwi: oh snap i am subed
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Kykiwi: thanks to whoever gave me the sub
repgam: lrrHAM
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ConspicuousCompiler: Do we have exciting Dreamcast news today?
Molladia: Who does all the Tech stuff if Paul ever leaves the Island?
Laurence72: Well, you DID have to pull out the old background
モースアフターグロー: LRRpocalypse?
TXC2: Basicaly I showed up at 8:27, so that tipped Paul off Kappa
laozi3: !uptime
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ChiefEngineerMichael: !next
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Laurence72: Beej is dead to Heather??
TheOtherTrevor: Oh right, today. I still haven't gotten used to the calendar starting on "today" instead of yesterday as it has for the last few years (even though this is exactly what I suggested when the calendar first came out)
TXC2: Molladia the tech is why Paul can't leave the island Kappa
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TXC2: to be fair last week we did like 6 extra checkpoints
Molladia: PokCharizard PokPikachu
TheWarbo: #ExtensiveHotTakes
Spacecarl: They would be room temperature by this point anyway
Laurence72: Romancing Salsa!
TXC2: E3 2019: Kenanu Reves conquers the internet
PendelSteven: 'Ello
TXC2: hello PendelSteven welcome
PendelSteven: Does anybody does not want to know what Netherlands - Canada ended?
NathanJay_GA: o/
Pteraspidomorphi: Most people I know were disappointed with this year's E3 but as an indie game lover I got 10 or so interesting new (not yet released) games for my list
Earthenone: ahh, so like beej
PendelSteven: It doesn't matter much anyhow, 'cause both Canada and Netherlands are through to the 8th finals of Fifa Women's WC
sir_jack_DB: Devolver was very O_O as always
Tiber727: !uptime
LRRbot: The stream has been live for 8:29.
snowcookies: He's apparently a pretty generous guy
Robot_Bones: no messy divorces to pay for lrrBEEJ
TheMerricat: Motorcycle collection and company...
Akaiatana: Keanu Reeves is actually a known philathropist and gives huge amounts of his pay to good efforts
Emergent_OS: Dr. Paul, remember how you were receiving Game of Chance suggestions mentioning Clint Hocking? It was him, live at Ubisoft's Conference, presenting Watch Dogs Legion. lrrAWESOME
gualdhar: did you guys discuss the new Penn&Teller game? any chance of playing this at desert bus for hope?
PendelSteven: Honestly, I didn't see the Keanu trailer
PendelSteven: I might not care about it
Reecer6: Yeah, yeah, I've played Uncharted.
PendelSteven: I should also be old enough to know what is and what is not my game
e_bloc: Pride199
Kykiwi: ea had a e3 prences?
PendelSteven: Honestly though e3 seems so long ago after seven days of Zeldathon - which mentioned Desertbus at one point
Dared00: Wait, EA had actual gameplays, they had a long show on Saturday
Earthenone: safe assumption that it is an open world post apocolyptic shooter with zombies
PendelSteven: shooter means -4 in my attention number
Reecer6: This is pre-rendered?? But what about my character's cool hat??
azlan121: the in engine thing mostly came about because adverts used to literally just be animation that may or may not use the same models as the game, but rendered using renderman or similar
PendelSteven: I do not care anymore
Metric_Furlong: Earthenone don't forget the crafting system
Metric_Furlong: gotta have a crafting system if you want to be a Video Games
Earthenone: indeed
DoodlestheGreat: Welcome to "My Friend Pedro." :tf:
TXC2: Earthenone and the battle royal mode
PendelSteven: I don't Forknife or so either so yeah
noSmokeFire: technically Breath of the Wild is an open world, post-apocalyptic survival game with crafting
ConspicuousCompiler: They need a button for that: "Press X to do a random impressive cutscene move"
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Rhynerd: Personally, I prefer when we get a gameplay demontration
Kykiwi: "play"
Dared00: Honestly, I'm not surprised devs don't show actual gameplays anymore, when every gameplay in the past was always nitpicked and used to scream about "downgrades"
KingOfDoma subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 69 months!
KingOfDoma: nice...........
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Umandsf: Also, a lot of Nintendo trailers show gameplay or in-game cutscenes, which is always appreciated.
BtEtta: I'd be okay with that if they were as hype as that one creative director.
Earthenone: i think the gameplay is reserved for the treehouse to save on stage time?
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TheSpindash: I'm late for NEEWWWWWSSS!!!
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PendelSteven: for Nintendo gameplay, yeah there is Treehouse Live
Invitare: PC Gaming show is always way too long
Iceberg_Man: the square enix way with the frames was a good way to do it I think
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NekoDaimyo: So when does beej get an entry in the checkpoint credits, anyway? #GiveBeejHisDue
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Spacecarl: man now I want five guys
e_bloc: mmmm five guys
InkyGhoast: im more excited by the indies. Astral Chain and Daemon X Machina got me hype
e_bloc: ^^^
Morendur: Dear Drs Chat, can you help me? I just watched an old Let's Nope of Silent Hill Down Pour, and it looks like the final bit never made it to youtube? and its not on Twitch anymore since it was 4 years ago, anyone have a copy or know where a copy is?
PendelSteven: Oh dear
TXC2: Morendur ask anubis
Zaghrog: ^
Emergent_OS: Ubisoft had Clint Hocking, who strongly believes in unified player agency and emergent narrative.
TheSpindash: Way to the Woods
Rhynerd: Way to the Woods, Spiritfarer?
TheGreenMonster450: Lost Ember
Rhynerd: Fall Guys?
TheGreenMonster450: paul ^^
PendelSteven: Animal Crossing?
Earthenone: shark game had a trailer i think
Dared00: The shark game was on PC Show this year
Pteraspidomorphi: Shark game was on E3
TheSpindash: And that one where the boy had a boat full of anthropomorphic animals
Ukon_vasara: they had a trailer at E3 this year as well
TheWarbo: Shark Game was in one of y'all's E3 co-streams
Invitare: the shark game was on the PC Gaming conference again this year
caimheul: They showed the Shark game AGAIN this year
Stoffern: Maneater
Morendur: @TXC2 Will do! Any suggestions on how to reach out to them, or should I just wait for when they are in chat?
MolaMolaphant: It finally got some gameplay footage
ConspicuousCompiler: The animal game I'm stoked for is "Untitled Goose Game"
Rhynerd: The Shark Game had a gameplay oresentation this year.
Rhynerd: @conspicuouscompiler Untitled Goose Game!
TXC2: Morendur I think waiting for when he shows in chat is the best bet
Earthenone: fishing level? :P
Dared00: Frankie was wearing a shark costume.
Morendur: got it, thanks! @TXC2
Pteraspidomorphi: Ori?
e_bloc: tbf being a human kinda honks
Rhynerd: Instead of guns you get shark powers.
Dared00: Also, Spiritfarer! You can hug a deer!
PendelSteven: Well, I like The Dark Chrystal and technically you don't play as a human in that
Ukon_vasara: i mean, we have played man with sword, or man with gun for the past 40 years or w/e
noSmokeFire: give me a charming farming game where I'm an animal
Earthenone: are puppets people?
Reecer6: More games where I play as a robot plz
Metric_Furlong: Earthenone legally, no
noSmokeFire: does puppet have soul?
ConspicuousCompiler: Chillpoint suddenly getting really furry.
TXC2: Earthenone legaly no
KingOfDoma: Humanity has run out of design space
Rhynerd: Does the protagonist of Spiritfarer count as a human?
PendelSteven: Also: Fire Emblem: Three Horses. In that game you are... A god? The storyteller?
caimheul: I play games to escape, might as well play as a different species.
PendelSteven: Certainly you are not a human in Fire Emblem
Metric_Furlong: PendelSteven a horse
TheWarbo: Humans all fall into two categories: (a) boring (b) Helen
noSmokeFire: give me a CODBLOP with grannies
TXC2: !addquote (Paul) [now] Humans are boring.
LRRbot: New quote #6150: "Humans are boring." —Paul [2019-06-20]
TheSpindash: 2022: The year of sentient fridges.
Kykiwi: tooo bad rage 2 was bad
Rhynerd: Are psychopomps humans?
GlennSeto: Very magenta.
PendelSteven: @TheSpindash Isn't that a Dr. Who episode
offbeatwitch: ah, I can tell when my sub has run out cos I get ads again :P
Metric_Furlong: TheSpindash does that mean that can get arrested and handcuffed by the police?
TheSpindash: @PendelSteven No, that's all the Dr. Who episodes
PendelSteven: Yes, put some Ketchup on subscribers
noSmokeFire: @PendelSteven if not Dr. Who, then certainly Black Mirror
Ukon_vasara: Refridgerate!
Rhynerd: “What’s with game devs and the color magenta?” -Yahtzee
PendelSteven: :D
lucha_libro: woot just off the treadmill and now checkpoint
Emergent_OS: Please thank Clint Hocking for Helen. He is a legendary game designer, who believes in dynamic systems-led gameplay.
offbeatwitch: huh, I thought for sure I had missed things :P
offbeatwitch: chat, whats been happening for the last 20 minutes? :P
TheWarbo: BeejDontCare
e_bloc: the real question is does Beej even exist? lrrBEEJ
noSmokeFire: honey beejder
Metric_Furlong: Emergent_OS what are you, his agent? Kappa
TXC2: offbeatwitch talking about E3
TheOtherTrevor: "Beej really doesn't care" can sum up just about anything
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offbeatwitch: fair enough
Earthenone: e3 recap, and magic event plugging
NekoDaimyo: Well, fair enough
Jorge4hg: like 2 years ago
PendelSteven: There are games that were announced at e3 that are released
TXC2: Calling Dr Jacob
Metric_Furlong: I'd hope it does, it was in the original
Myrniss: please let Bloodlines 2 be good
SAJewers: no thoughts on konami announcing the turbografx-16 mini?
Earthenone: dont you hvae a senior vampire corespondant now?
PendelSteven: well okay, not really, but there were games at e3 that are out know ughCadenceugh
InkyGhoast: oh thank god i thought this was going a bad direction
PendelSteven: I had friends who played Vampire
Roughly21Smurfs: Isn’t Jacob in some way attached to that? :p
TXC2: what ever happend to that Vampyre game Paul played?
PendelSteven: or vampire
PendelSteven: *vampires
PendelSteven: The Bronx, anyone? :D
Robot_Bones: better than the Shepard shuffle ?
e_bloc: I think the children call that extra
Myrniss: what's really funny is that when you start dancing all the near by NPCs would likely stop dancing
TXC2: throwing shapes there
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TheSpindash: Vampires primarily communicate via dancing.
PendelSteven: Sorry, I meant The Bronze
Emergent_OS: @Metric_Furlong Sorry, it is just... His last game was Far Cry 2... more than a decade ago. I am sorry, I just though it must have been very tough to be deprived of an ability to release a game for 10 years.
PendelSteven: Bronx, Bronze
offbeatwitch: thanks @NullColaShip :P
TheSpindash: Fun fact: Vampires are actually in the bee family of animals.
snowcookies: that is great
sir_jack_DB: that's AMAZING
PendelSteven: I though musquito
noSmokeFire: technically vampires are berries
accountmadeforants: I love it
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PendelSteven: I see a desk with a dj-setup rolled in
noSmokeFire: from the makers of the silent disco: the mocap disco
Reecer6: Can you blast rave lights or would that interfere with the mocapping?
TXC2: I mean to be fair, thats a fairly smart way of getting Real dancing
TheSpindash: Vampires are actually a fruit, even though you prepare them like a vegetable.
sir_jack_DB: no rave lights no :P
ObbytheObserver: Played in a motown band a few months ago.
sir_jack_DB: it has to be pretty evenly lit
noSmokeFire: upi
mtvcdm: You have a greenscreen suit and you can get table tennis balls. Live the dream!
PendelSteven: LED light probably doesn't harm vampires
noSmokeFire: you're actually thinking of vampire's monster
Porsgaard81: !next
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PendelSteven: :D
GlennSeto: @LoadingReadyRun Did you see the Sega CD replacement that is just a cartridge for the Genesis with an SD card inside?
offbeatwitch: Big Sword Thing
noSmokeFire: oh, EA?
Reecer6: oh boy, this article!!
Sektor88: oh THIS
Earthenone: Gambling? I'm in!
Jorge4hg: the srprise thingy?
Sektor88: US is trying to ban them too
Jorge4hg: EA why you always lying
Metric_Furlong: should have just called them 'randomised booster packs' Kappa
Ukon_vasara: oh yeah, EA is really good at not learning their lesson, or deliberately learning the wrong lesson
KingOfDoma: Ooh, Jim Sterling was maaaaaaaad about this one...
noSmokeFire: EA says it's "quite fun, actually" to get a ""a sense of pride and accomplishment"" from their """surprise mechanics"""
Robot_Bones: EA? Telling lies?
orellien2773: The deal with me regarding EA isn't that EA's evil. They've been evil since like the mid-00's, if not earlier. The bigger problem is that they've gotten so incompetent as a publisher the last several years...
TheWarbo: Jump Surprise!
Tiber727: What I will never understand is, not that PR lies, but that PR lies in a way that absolutely everyone knows is a lie but they still say it.
noSmokeFire: fun fact: in british english "quite" means "not at all"
AgentMagicMaster: Jim had fun with that.
theneatestburrito: Surprise! lrrSPOOP Mechanics!
mtvcdm: Quite "Ethical"
Invitare: if EA thinks people like surprise mechanics they should pivot into making jumpscare horror games
TemporallyAwry: Are you paying for a randomized outcome? That's gambling - good luck redefining that.
Earthenone: i want to steal a mug that says "quite ethical"
ReydienOnline: "They're not bullets, they're 'kinetic redistributors'"
TheSpindash: They're not loot boxes they're JUMPSCARES
Jorge4hg: at 9.99 the etichal
Pteraspidomorphi: Sounds extremely sarcastic
Dared00: To be fair, EA *kinda* has a point here: like, you want to ban lootboxes under the guise of "protecting children", while there are things like Kinder Eggs that are literally lootboxes that are directly targeting children and they're legal and fine?
NimrodXIV: I Can't Believe It's Not Gambling! (tm)
Twinklebees: I saw that on the Culture Ship Names twitter. ROU Suprise Mechanics.
samwonk: You laugh but when your car breaks down unexpectedly, you'll be glad that Surprise Mechanic is here to help.
noSmokeFire: @TheSpindash someone get me a lootbox full of jumpscares and QTE, stat
Metric_Furlong: Dared00 they're not actually legal in the USA though, is the thing
Spacecarl: not if the price is the same
Metric_Furlong: (Kinder Eggs)
ManicPixieDreamLurker: Still better than Epic Games claiming they don't know how much money people spend on Fortnite in teh same govt inquiry.
caimheul: @Metric_Furlong They are illegal because of food completely covering non-food
bv310: @Dared00 I disagree. Kinder Eggs offer a value other than "Hope you get a toy you like"
TheSpindash: @noSmokeFire Quick, let's download Unity, I think we have a Steam Game to make!
Dared00: @Metric_Furlong this story is about the UK
Reecer6: For the same price? I mean, maybe, if you really didn't care which one you got.
InkyGhoast: yeah the only time i buy blind boxes is if i want multiple of the series not a specific one
PendelSteven: yeah
Metric_Furlong: caimheul I know
TXC2: Kinder eggs aren't legal in the US because they're a chocking hazard
Spacecarl: Now if there was a price difference thats another question
sir_jack_DB: Hot Wheels did a mystery box sort of thing years ago. people just ripped the packages anyway -_-
PendelSteven: Isn't that called Cube?
PendelSteven: :D
Miss_Katherine: TwitchUnity
Kykiwi: but with magic you can trade cards with any one else
mtvcdm: How many of the blindbox toys would just go unbought if people saw them in the open box? If you had little Overwatch toys, how many people go right for Tracer and ignore, say, the Bastions?
monosceros: people enjoy the surprise, but people also don't want the disappointment
Invitare: it's also worth adding that there is a slight difference when you're talking about a physical product, and it didn't cost £50...
Metric_Furlong: Dared00 I know, just that it'd be an odd tack for an American company to take
TheSpindash: It's the thought that counts, EA, and by linking it to an RNG, you weren't thinking.
caimheul: Many of the "blind bags" now have bump codes that can be read to guarantee certain results.
Riandisa: Also most blind box/bag toys I see in stores are all ripped open with people leaving behind the ones they don't want.
DarkNacht: MTG is gabling so just stop trying to dance around it
mtvcdm: Even just, like, baseball cards.
Dared00: Yeah, Magic boosters are literally lootboxes.
samwonk: I think that may be more of an indictment of blind boxes and booster packs than a complicated semantic question.
Earthenone: its almost like its all gambling!
PendelSteven: I think the main point is that you already bought a game and you don't know what you get by paying more
TemporallyAwry: The Digital Aspect - "No Resale Value" kills lootboxes.
ogundiety: If you could -trade- the items from loot boxes, that would SIGNIFCANTLY ALTER the situation
PendelSteven: The thing is, you already paid for the game
Metric_Furlong: DarkNacht exactly
ReydienOnline: its' not the inherent idea of randomness, it's the level of variance
ManicPixieDreamLurker: @caimheul Yes, I know the lego minifig blind bags have bump codes, which has saved me a lot of money.
Tiber727: I am willing to accept MtG booster decks as a casualty of banning lootboxes.
noSmokeFire: there could be an argument that a digital store is more accessible than physical merchandise, and therefore more posed to exploit human psychology and gambling addictions.
Invitare: it is a possibility that games companies and lootboxes could very much feed into legislating other industries
PendelSteven: And while you pay for DLC, you know what you get
Earthenone: some countries have restrictions making them show the odds
ogundiety: Them being nontransferable is acutally a huge problem and part of the feedback loop
caimheul: However, with magic packs you can trade the cards, unlike most "loot boxes" where the digital product is stuck on a certain account
TheSpindash: I think what we need, is to have all loot box interfaces be represented as having them all torn open with the packaging laying on the floor. Or accuracy's sake.
Glodenox: In the Netherlands they can't be traded afterwards, in Belgium they're outlawed completely
ChiefEngineerMichael: !next
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TheSpindash: *for
PendelSteven: @caimheul that as well
PendelSteven: And you can put them, as I said in a Cube
emrafool: magic gets a lot of flack for "loot boxes" being compared to boosters.... with boosters, you can do draft or sealed, which is a crucial part of the game of Magic, so unlike these digital games that just do it as legit pay for play, magic has a full version of their game instilled into booster packs
GlennSeto: @ogundiety But also how PUBG became overrun by hackers.
PendelSteven: you can play pack wars with Magic packs
PendelSteven: you can't play pack wars with loot boxes
bv310: Providing a system of play with them or some other form of return on them is probably the way around it for things like Magic
Emergent_OS: LootBox is a simple Skinner Box, that teaches user to derive pleasure from simply opening. Game Informer had a great article in July issue about the debate surrounding "game addiction" by Kimberly Wallace. One of the conclusion is to not forbid LootBoxes, but mandate companies to provide as much of the tools for players to police themselves, as possible.
DarkNacht: @emrafool We have a solution to that its called a cube
TheSpindash: I would be happy with two concessions: Tell me the odds, and tell me how much I've spent in a, let's say month.
Crokoking: yea - whats the differenrce between a lootbox and a pack in magic arena
GlennSeto: Grinding/hacking for loot in PUBG became its own cottage industry and made the game worse for everyone but Steam and PUBG Corp.
caimheul: @Crokoking Not a lot actually.
7gorobei: the issue is the value of the item, no one expects anything amazing out of a crackerjack box prize, if there was something worth 50$ in a crackerjack box then the dynamics would change
PendelSteven: it is not criminal, but it might be villinous
PendelSteven: villainous
Tiber727: @emrafool By the same token, with enough cards, you can essentially make your own drafts.
Sektor88: Pokemon picroiss had a microtransactionw ith one really good mechanic; an actual spending cap.
Ukon_vasara: yeah, its not gambling, but its damn near all the same dastardly parts of gambling
PendelSteven: Even Dragon Quest Casino's do a good job of that
ogundiety: @GlennSeto I'm not saying that it's th eend all be all solution, merely that that's a very good line in the sand that would not hit blind boxes or magic cards
caimheul: Lack of clocks in casinos, plus they tend to be made twisty curvy so people have a hard time going straight to the door.
emrafool: @Tiber727 yes, even if you dont open a high value card, there are other ways to utilize those 15 cards and actually have a unique gaming experience
TXC2: Casinos will do near anything to make you stay longer and keep playing
CrazymattCaptain: I do like having to show the odds as long as the company is truthful about the odds. I've got a mobile game that shows odds on the various lootbox type things, but I think it's lying when 3% doesn't drop once over the course of a year.
GlennSeto: @ogundiety Ok, that I agree with.
monosceros: without making people addicted to it, I guess
caimheul: @TXC2 Especially if you're winning.
PendelSteven: I've seen streamers seen an hour easy in DQXI's Casino
PendelSteven: oh yeah
TXC2: caimheul indeed
TheSpindash: I remember John Oliver once discussing his trip to Vegas. The front desk attendant at the hotel says the pump extra oxygen in to keep people awake and energized. John asked how that was different than drugging people.
offbeatwitch: nintendo mobile games are very mobile game
ManicPixieDreamLurker: @Crokoking Doesn't MTGA give you wildcards of equivalent rarity once you have 4 of the card? Lootboxes typically either give you nothing for dupes, or a small token amount of currency
brainbosh: Did Paul just describe the difference between amateur and professional athletes?
TXC2: ManicPixieDreamLurker it gives gems
accountmadeforants: It’s ironic how Nintendo is so strongly aversed to “ depicting gamlbing” that it removed the slot machines from Pokemon, but also has that mobile Fire Emblem game.
Umandsf: I wouldn’t mind the fortune cookies, but 50 Leaf Tickets is far too expensive.
PendelSteven: Well,Japanese have had 'randomised' dropping for decades
Crokoking: yea - i guess you could argue with "is there a non-lootbox way to get the stuff"
Earthenone: to be fair the fire emblem game dosent depict gambling, it just IS gambling
noSmokeFire: MTGA makes some effort to avoid giving you unusable duplicates of rare cards, then gives you currency
PendelSteven: I'm thinkning Castlevania and its rare drops
ManicPixieDreamLurker: @TXC2 Ah, yeah, thats's not as good!
TheSpindash: Well, you also run into the fact that the games are free to play, and there's no other effective monitization strategy that seems to work right now.
TXC2: ManicPixieDreamLurker yeah, and even that is fairly new
bv310: Destiny's new store is a lot like that
caimheul: @Crokoking That's not bad. Honestly, I think anything that "improves gameplay" (xp bonuses etc) shouldn't really be in "random" boxes.
mtvcdm: The pachinko gambit.
TheSpindash: Like, Nintendo uses the monitization that they did because people didn't buy Mario Run like they hoped people would
thundershot879: hearthstone does that with packs in China
Emergent_OS: Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced Loot Boxes legislation to the Senate. Though intentions might be benign, legislation itself is very vague. For instance, banning the lootboxes in the games aimed at children, without referring to the ESRB ratings. Or, banning lootboxes, that provide "narrative advancement".
ieva_art: what were you not allowed to sell?
emrafool: maybe we shouldnt encourage the creation of "free to play games" then
MrQBear: I've not been reading chat, has there been a discussion/whats the thoughts on 'knock out lists' where you're given a random selection but they're removed from the pool till you empty it?
emrafool: boom problem solved
TheSpindash: @emrafool Good luck.
thundershot879: they sell a small amount of dust and just so happen to gift some free packs with it
TemporallyAwry: In other news - EA looking for a new VP of "Lying to Governments"
TheSpindash: They exist because people like them
e_bloc: yeah lootboxes are evil. *just opened 200 packs of modern horizon*
Earthenone: i like the knockout lists more, if i remember right thats how the yugioh mobline game does it
Invitare: EA are actively sabotaging their own attempts to keep them
noSmokeFire: I can't understand how a rational human being would go into a legal proceeding with the phrase "surprise mechanic" loaded up
caimheul: @ieva_art I know some artist alleys they restrict certain fanart.
emrafool: can EA do anything right?
ieva_art: huh
TheWarbo: I ambushed you, and then started working on your car, because I'm a surprise mechanic.
ManicPixieDreamLurker: EA just pretended loot boxes were fun. Epic Games flat out lied about Fortnite.
emrafool: like even use words
Crokoking: @caimheul yea, i agree. but it being "just cosmetics" can be just as much of a draw
Glodenox: On August 27 Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Heroes will become unavailable here in Belgium due to the lootboxes
PendelSteven: I was gonna say, wasn't that offfside on my second screen?
mtvcdm: Happy Loot Box Day!
TXC2: !addquote (Paul) [now] What are Christmas gifts if not lootboxes?
LRRbot: New quote #6151: "What are Christmas gifts if not lootboxes?" —Paul [2019-06-20]
thundershot879: @temporallyawry well Sanders recently left her job Kappa
PendelSteven: Goal check now going on
caimheul: @Crokoking True, but then if anything in the loot boxes is available without purchases (through some ground out currency) then it's not as big a deal to me.
PendelSteven: anyhow
thundershot879: seems perfectly qualified to lie in the face of reporters and governments
Reecer6: It's an entirely different style of game.
MrQBear: @Earthenone Yeah. I've just been thinking about it with the conversation about lootboxes because I'm playing a mobile game that does the knockout system, and when you get all the 'good prizes', it just resets the list to put the stuff back in.
e_bloc: much to my disappointment, it is not chess with cars
TemporallyAwry: @thundershot879 I assume that's a us-pol thing. I honestly can't even make myself stay informed on any of that.
Reecer6: It is in no way unique to MOBAs inherently in mechanic.
Amentur: The buy pieces of a random list that takes from a pool everyone shares
Rhynerd: I assume there’s always a character that has to play king?
Amentur: *You
Tiber727: You manage random drafts with limited money, set their starting positions, and the game plays out on its own based on how you set up.
PendelSteven: suffice to say it is complicated
Crokoking: @caimheul yea - thats the important point. also at a reasonable price / unlockable in a reasonable way - otherwise its just 999$ for a skin ^^
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Dared00: Also, the original AutoChess is coming to PC soon
Invitare: wait, Valve made a game??
Earthenone: with the yugioh one you can choose to "reset" knockout system whenever you want, so if there is not enough left in the box you want personaly you can reset it
thundershot879: wow destiny is near the top
caimheul: @Crokoking True. However, I also just reaslized that "ground out currency" in games is basically the digital equivalent of arcade tickets....
JoviniusMaximus: "the dota team cranked out an official mod based of fan works" is probably more accurate.
caimheul: @Crokoking So, that's another thing that could be affected by legal terminology in all this stuff.
JoviniusMaximus: Oh, sorry, I was responding to "valve made a game" somewhat pithily
Pteraspidomorphi: Valve is supposedly working on a bunch of VR games
niccus: it's definitely a new game since it's also out for ios/android
PendelSteven: probably
Crokoking: @caimheul yep - legally strict definitions that you can't get around easily are hard to do - but tbf - thats literally the job of lawmakers
モースアフターグロー: Wait... fortnite was something else? o.O
PendelSteven: Those people will be mad at me
PendelSteven: And you
mtvcdm: Fortnite used to be kind of a tower-defense/survival thingie.
Earthenone: fortnight was a survival against zombie hordes game if i remember right from the lrr stream of it
Pteraspidomorphi: It's illegal in my country too...
Ukon_vasara: maybe dont do crimes
DemonicUrge: fortnite actually used to be fun
e_bloc: not just illegal, but really stupid.
PendelSteven: oof, Heather
MolaMolaphant: His E3 badge was also immediately revoked
caimheul: @Crokoking Too bad they often leave massive loopholes that they don't fix for years, if ever depending on corporate backing </end cynical american rant>
Metric_Furlong: if you're going to do crimes, maybe don't livestream them
TXC2: it was a week wasn't it?
PendelSteven: does that involve mods?
TemporallyAwry: wait - I just got up to get hydration. What happened?
mtvcdm: Yeah, he was also booted from E3.
PendelSteven: randomisers?
ogundiety: I can't believe ithe ban was like a week
PendelSteven: what if you make your own randomiser?
mtvcdm: He filmed in a bathroom, that had kids in it.
e_bloc: I mean it's what's written on the tin
Izandai: Oh fuck him.
DemonicUrge: thats just childish...
DiscordianTokkan: Isn't he a colossal asshole anyways? Like, nothing of value lost
niccus: he lives in the bathroom now
TXC2: I feel like that actionible
AgentMagicMaster: I would like to see CA take him to court over this
PendelSteven: oh
bv310: Yeah, leave this guy banned. He's been a garbage person many times in the past
Gen2Gengar: Who did that?
TheSpindash: Can he be arrested for that? The ultimate ban?
ReydienOnline: I kinda like the "conspiracy" theory that he did this intentionally to take a vacation from streaming and also have a (second) big 'return stream'
TXC2: Gen2Gengar Dr disrespect
Dared00: Knowing Twitch, they'll feature him in a new ad in 3 months anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Invitare: I believe it is supposed to be a character, but that's not really an excuse in this sort of situation
ReydienOnline: his return stream from after he admitted to marital cheating was his biggest stream
TXC2: a streamer/ douchecanoe
Rhynerd: I just had a connection hiccup, what’s his dumb response to his illegal action having a consequence?
Gen2Gengar: Well that's right in his name
AerialPosterior: I think the character is just an excuse at this point.
samwonk: If the people he goes after aren't "playing a character" then whether he's 'acting' is sort of beside the point.
Izandai: You can be "disrespectful" without being an asshole.
MolaMolaphant: he's an asshat as part of a performance. But he's also just an asshat
accountmadeforants: Deplatforming works real well when said corporations actually go through with it
Amentur: The character he plays is a total asshat
PendelSteven: in another discussion everybody is a character or well multiple characters
PendelSteven: but well
AgentMagicMaster: yeah, but a heel can be a heel without breaking the law
TeodorantZMX: @LoadingReadyRun do you guys think internet nations will eventually adopt absolutist internet first amendment
couldntpickausername: here's the thing, I've seen this whole "it's just my character" stuff before, if you decide to play a character that is an ahole then you're still deciding to be an ahole
bv310: If I went around "playing a character" and shoplifting, I'd be arrested. He filmed in a public batahroom, that's a crime
offbeatwitch: right in your face holes
niccus: hard to get prime money that way
Laurence72: but when he gets banned, he gets free advertsing
Earthenone: i think being banned is a publicity bump for people like that
TemporallyAwry: Yeah - I'm pretty sure you can say "it's not an act" if he was willing to go that far for "entertainment"
mtvcdm: That's been tried, by people who've been deplatformed. Nope. Turns out you do in fact need the platform.
TheSpindash: Be a dick, don't be an asshole.
ogundiety: He wants the pR from getting banned
DarkNacht: So he could just become Alex Jones?
PendelSteven: I was technically banned for ten minutes playing a character two times this week
TheWarbo: zeus?
e_bloc: yeah I don't think he would increase his income by being deplatformed
PendelSteven: you can't really change your voice on chat, that doesn't help
kassy_13: i loved the look of that!
Dared00: Planet Coaster
Pteraspidomorphi: I love Planet Coaster so I'm greatly antecipating Zoo
PendelSteven: You all know if you talk silly it clearly isn't to be taken serious
snowcookies: I've been to Toronto Zoo and the Safari place
zerg539: Planet Coaster and Jurassic Park Evolution Devs
offbeatwitch: a planet of coasters
Baldrash: Planet Zoo looks rad. My partner’s super-excited; she played a lot of Zoo Tycoon.
Gen2Gengar: I like virtual zoos more than actual zoos, unless they're scientific/conservation zoos
PendelSteven: as most zoos in Western Worlds are
TheSpindash: Where's my combination of a zoo simulator and Universe Sandbox? That's the Planet Zoo I want.
PendelSteven: "Western Worlds" - the 'Western World'
mtvcdm: Zoos in which the animals look depressed are just sad.
DemonicUrge: they break my heart.
Gen2Gengar: There are more small shitty zoos than you might think
noSmokeFire: this tank contains forty whales, therefore it yields 40x profits
TemporallyAwry: Maximizing Happiness (rather than utility) is a good baseline metric.
PendelSteven: I do know I live in a rather safe bubble: The Netherlands
mtvcdm: Do the horse testicles change with the weather?
thanzo: I remember loving zoo tycoon 2 so much, so I'm super excited to play a good modern game
noSmokeFire: are the horse testicles having a good time?
ChiefEngineerMichael: !next
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DemonicUrge: wasn't cleaning the animal poop a thing in the new zoo game?
Stoffern: the monkey bars?
Reecer6: wooooaaahh. that sounds really really good.
I_Am_Clockwork: so, sims the Zoo?
Reecer6: if you build it wrong, they will come
TXC2: if you build it, he will fling poop
GlennSeto: Can you have shared habits for species that get along?
noSmokeFire: imagine a game like Creatures where the animals are some kind of alien AI, so there's a game of keeping the animals entertained, but also keeping them from revolting
Gen2Gengar: Unionize zoo animals!
kassy_13: they could escape!
PendelSteven: The Jurassic Park Syndrome as it were
GlennSeto: *habitats
TehAmelie: there's no rule says monkeys can't unionize
TXC2: Give monkeys the vote, you wont regret it Kappa
noSmokeFire: an amazing array of animals will actively seek out fermented fruit to get smashed
kiorafan: hi guys!!!
Metric_Furlong: TehAmelie it's basically the plot of planet of the apes Kappa
TheSpindash: First mod: drunk animals
TXC2: hello kiorafan welcome
モースアフターグロー: "Planet Zoo has been put on indefinite hold. We are instead publishing a book of Animal Facts. Ooh Ooh! Like did you know...." ~ Official statement from the (former) Planet Zoo Team
Reecer6: Oh man, I don't think any previous zoo tycoon-y game has acknowledged the preservation aspect.
kiorafan: stay out of the tall grass
noSmokeFire: but the monkey has monkey diseases
e_bloc: maybe not the monkeys that you have
TheSpindash: That monkey could climb a skyscraper and start chucking barrels!
TheMandrew: "when pirates of the carribean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists"
Angreed66: Fool, Dinosaurs are animals
noSmokeFire: I want a King Kong / Planet of the Apes crossover, where the apes ride Kong like a siege tower
thanzo: don't give the monkeys tools
PendelSteven: I'm thinkning: oh that game where you go with an airplane with many people to fight to be number1
PendelSteven: What did you say? A deaf streamer?
kassy_13: streaming seems like a job that would be great for deaf people
PendelSteven: I couldn't tell :P
kassy_13: i wouldn't be a negative at all
PendelSteven: yeah, better to be deaf than blind for playing videogames
ArcOfTheConclave: sound cues are important.
e_bloc: yeah why are you wearing headphones
e_bloc: now I'm confused
Kykiwi: the headphones is part of the work uniform
PendelSteven: I could turn my speakers on: basicly same story
TXC2: I went like 3 years without speakers for my PC :P
e_bloc: no relation
bv310: Critical Role actually just started using live captions during their games, it's really neat
Angreed66: But how difficult would sound setup be for the stream
TheSpindash: Headphones keep your brain from escaping
PendelSteven: That might be it
thanzo: it's the streamer's uniform
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kassy_13: i hate live captions (as a hoh person) and try to avoid using them if i can but cool!
PendelSteven: Debbie's here
PendelSteven: Ah yes
azlan121: @Angreed66 you could set levels by looking at meters easily enough
PendelSteven: I've heard about that: I'm not deaf :P
PendelSteven: Oh :(
TXC2: kassy_13 the timing's always off
Pteraspidomorphi: Story mode?
Dared00: Story Mode
kassy_13: @TXC2 yes!!!! it's too late usually and when they make typos it's really awkward watching them try to fix it, and sometimes they just skip sentences because they don't have time to finish it
PendelSteven: bc Microsoft
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PendelSteven: basicly
Kykiwi: oh pls make it 1millon dollars
e_bloc: nine million dollars (CAD)
thundershot879: 1 billion dollars!
Sektor88: wat
Kykiwi: aww
TheSpindash: SOLD!
NimrodXIV: LOL
Pteraspidomorphi: Not impossible!
mtvcdm: Someone will pay it I assure you.
e_bloc: CAD or USD?
Kykiwi: come on go with a more wacky number
azlan121: presumably its just temporary until the liquidators sell the company IP to someone else
PendelSteven: aha
e_bloc: (because it matters)
Jorge4hg: It's gonna happen
ThorSokar: so, they also have a max price, good to know
PendelSteven: 700 EUR$
bv310: That's weirdly low
PendelSteven: Does it matter?
TheSpindash: $6969
Laurence72: In Zimbabwe dollars that's a steal!
Zahowy: make it -1 and break the store
PendelSteven: Okay okay
couldntpickausername: this is actually something I see in retail, when we would get a game before launch it would be listed as 9999 until the release date then have a huge price drop
Pal_Friendpatine: On VHX MST3K sells episodes for $999,999. Because they were Kickstarter exclusives
Ukon_vasara: "dont tell me what to do" BabyRage every gamer basically
TheSpindash: @Pal_Friendpatine XD I saw that, I was very disappointed because I believed I found something I was excited to finally find.
Pal_Friendpatine: @thespindash XD
Zahowy: why not keep selling it and give profits to a charity?
MolaMolaphant: it's just a minecraft LP
PendelSteven: Yeah
TheSpindash: @Zahowy Because they legally can't
Jorge4hg: Top 10 more expensive games on youtube it's going to happen
Boiler_bot: Paul needs googly eyes to make that work.
PendelSteven: lol yeah
PendelSteven: the youtube
PendelSteven: 10 Games that cost vasly less before
Zahowy: @TheSpindash BibleThump
PendelSteven: It's a shame
PendelSteven: Before we could find boxes in stores
Pal_Friendpatine: Buy physical media is kinda the answer
Rhynerd: I have a couple games like that, sadly...
Earthenone: !smash
LRRbot: Put Monokuma in Smash, you cowards!
PendelSteven: This is the downside of digital sales
Sektor88: That's perfect.
PendelSteven: :(
TXC2: !smash
LRRbot: Put Sora in Smash, you cowards!
Sektor88: I want it for shmups since those are all about spamming fire
Jorge4hg: Nice
PendelSteven: Still funny the whole spam thing began with Monthy Python
TheWarbo: #IsThisArt
Rhynerd: I wish they’d update Layton Brothers: Mystery Room.
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Pal_Friendpatine: !art ?
TheSpindash: I'm confused, how is that different from a Gamecube controller?
theneatestburrito: Kirby down-b spam button when?
PendelSteven: Spam! Spam! Spam! mcgJams
TXC2: somehow both
Pteraspidomorphi: That's a good idea for this year's RDP button
accountmadeforants: You know, for drop protection!
Invitare: it would protect the button's delicate circuits with boneless meat hands
Metric_Furlong: !sir
LRRbot: Sir? Sir! This is an airplane. Where are you even planning to go?
mtvcdm: But think of the science Heather!
TXC2: at some point it becomes flaky
Gizmoloid: Considering they are giving away Too Human for Xbox360 at the moment and I can't get it - the page tells me "This offer is not valid in your region." when I try, I don't understand why they did this $700 nonsense with Minecraft.
InkyGhoast: and hten eat delicious masubi
thanzo: you press the button and spam liquid starts to come out around the seal
PendelSteven: I think it needs a filter....
PendelSteven: A spamfilter
PendelSteven: E3¼
PendelSteven: Ah yes, Animal Crossing
PendelSteven: KK 🎚️ et al
Boiler_bot: I hope thats sincere.
Invitare: meanwhile Sakurai...
PendelSteven: Internet? Strong opinions?
ThorSokar: And then their stock dropped because rich people don't like that
PendelSteven: Since when?
Zahowy: strong opinions? no
Dared00: It was funny how on Sunday everyone was celebrating CDPR that routinely overworks their employees, and two days later everyone was celebrating Nintendo for not overworking their employees
TheSpindash: Animal Crossing has a LOT of localization demands surely.
TXC2: turns out most people who play games are OK with Devs not being treated like shit
Earthenone: maybe people on the internet just like celebrating
mtvcdm: Yeah, and then Nintendo's stock dropped, because investors are awful.
thundershot879: Nintendo is one of the few major game companies that still has my respect
PendelSteven: on the other hand, the weeks before the stock rised
Invitare: Dared00 no they were busy getting angry because Game Freak decided, quite reasonably, not to do the insane amount of work to put all the pokemon in SwSh
TheSpindash: @mtvcdm If you've ever read their investor briefings, Nintendo investors are really dumb XD
accountmadeforants: They were definitely crunching on Smash Bros (but I suppose that’s not directly a Nintendo project?)
e_bloc: I'm not sure if I'd say that's awful by the investors, just more amoral :p
Boiler_bot: "Passionate"
PendelSteven: If you know about Japanese economics well that's a little bit explainable
Dared00: @Invitare oofa doofa, that SwSh drama is... a thing.
TXC2: accountmadeforants Smash seemed to be some what self inflicted
Emergent_OS: 3D Realms development of Duke Nukem Forever? Reportedly it was plagued by chronic laziness.
AgentMagicMaster: WHAT
Invitare: yeah he's in charge
accountmadeforants: And I’ve heard good things about Guerilla, but that’s also just Dutch labour laws
AgentMagicMaster: oh
Invitare: and does it to himself
Rhynerd: What?
Invitare: Sakurai is a madman
ThorSokar: yea, and they never bring up that those people are on salary and they are only paying them for 40 hours a week, even though they're working 60-100 hours a week
TheSpindash: Sakurai is... a very unique individual on multiple levels.
Invitare: but he's in charge, no one can tell him not to D:
Pal_Friendpatine: They don’t want an Anthem on their hands
Emergent_OS: In Japan, overworking is a national issue, that affects the entire society.
PendelSteven: yeah that as well, it's come back up
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PendelSteven: Three horses should have been out already yeah
Earthenone: Chronic laziness is taking over nintendo you say?
Emergent_OS: There was a story of Mortal Kombat developers getting PTSD, because they had study crash victims photos for reference.
TheSpindash: Fun fact: Breath of the Wild 2 was supposed to shadow-drop at E3, but it was delayed.
PendelSteven: So what?
Invitare: I'm not mad. Retro is on the new one which is great!
Sektor88: FF7R's been in the works for years and we're stil lhere :P
Metric_Furlong: Emergent_OS oof
PendelSteven: Nintendo? Bad at scheduling?
Earthenone: !next
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azlan121: it helps when you are your own publisher, marketing and distribution firm, and self financing
PendelSteven: Yes, let's smear ketchup on the subscribers!
offbeatwitch: #technically 12 months
Invitare: honestly, compared with the rest of the industry, Nintendo are pretty damn good at scheduling
PendelSteven: true
Invitare: a lot better than they were back in the Gamecube era certainly
PendelSteven: ha yeah
snowcookies: dun dun dun!
DevInsanity: spooky
TXC2: spooky
PendelSteven: Well, I don't, Paul
azlan121: if you're literally borrowing the enture budget for a project from a bunch of third parties, who just want you to deliver the product in time and on budget, its a lot harder to delay stuff
TXC2: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: LRRMtG (LIVE from MagicFest Seattle! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Thu 02:00 PM PDT (17m from now).
Zahowy: lrrSPOOP
Arikell: So that's how you keep doing all the clone gags
Kykiwi: weow
TXC2: LIVE on location
Sektor88: niiiice
PendelSteven: (my brother looks like my mother's mother, I look like my mother / mother's father)
Kykiwi: oh they probly have streaming booths
snowcookies: Not to be confused with MagFest
snowcookies: which is what happened in chat
Amentur: A short schedule question: Is 'Playing it forward' coming back after the PPR next week, @LoadingReadyRun ?
noSmokeFire: streaming from an iphone on a gorilla pod
Emergent_OS: MagicFest is a new name for GP, right?
ThorSokar: lets hope they're not using their phones, because, well yea those don't work in convention centers
TXC2: Emergent_OS yes
Emergent_OS: Got it, thanks!
TXC2: Play it forward WILL Return
noSmokeFire: in avengers
mtvcdm: !homestreams
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Amentur: Thanks for the answer lrrHEART
PendelSteven: As per usual, I'll see when a stream is live when I'm up
TXC2: !events
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PendelSteven: Oh
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TehAmelie: byee
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Stoffern: When is the MagicFest roleplaying session?
PendelSteven: And yay cadence
TXC2: !twitter
Earthenone: if you want to know if a stream is up coming in chat and typing !live is a good bet to find one
Emergent_OS: Bye!
Rhynerd: Yay!
PendelSteven: Bye!
Rhynerd: Thanks for the stream!
Rhynerd: Havw a good one
TXC2: Goodnight Everybody
PendelSteven: Thanks for chatting! Until next time!
TehAmelie: now what to do. . .maybe just work
Call_me_Kaye: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: LRRMtG (LIVE from MagicFest Seattle! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Thu 02:00 PM PDT (12m from now).
TehAmelie: so much for that plan
DigitalSeahorse: !next
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Molladia: !time
LRRbot: Current moonbase time: 1:51 PM
djalternative: !next
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djalternative: anybody home?
Stoffern: yes
djalternative: Do you have a minute to talk about Jesus Christ?
djalternative: Because I'd like to know who he is and why people keep mentioning him.
Stoffern: no