EightBitDreams: Happy Friday everybody! It's time for some points to be checked thoroughly!
beowuuf: hyyyyyype!
EightBitDreams: Well...I guess it's time for some points to be chilled, so they don't spoil
PharaohBender27: Ahoy-hoy! PrideWave I trust the rest of the Island tours went well (it was over by the time my Zoom meeting ended)
beowuuf: wb pharaohbender27 sergeHi!
beowuuf: yeah, there were some fun little displays to do with dante's inferno, then some fun displays to do with horror/thrillers likesilence of the lambs, the shining, etc
PharaohBender27: @beowuuf Aaah
PharaohBender27: Well, I look forward to seeing it in the VOD
beowuuf: :)
iris_of_ether: Oh, @pharaohbender27 , I think you mentioned (in Heather's stream last week) the Tunak Tunak Tun gimmick video where it keeps speeding up? Finally watched, had a hard time stifling laughter :)
beowuuf: What, each time tunak tunak was said or something? this is have to search for!
iris_of_ether: Yes exactly
PharaohBender27: @iris_of_ether That was me! :D Glad you enjoyed it
Raiz0k: Does it end with a universe-eating singularity due to exceeding the speed of light?
Raiz0k: (Also, hello)
iris_of_ether: benginHi
kais58: so...nvidia anyone?
beowuuf: ok, that little musical sting at the end of the madness was v funny too
PharaohBender27: @kais58 What about it?
beowuuf: sergeHi
Raiz0k: What, new cads *again*?
kais58: just, suspect that's going to be talked about
Raiz0k: *cards
beowuuf: ok, should i worry tha twhen i type in 'what does nvidia do' it says 'artifical intelligence'? Like... I don't want a new graphics card if this is a back door to skynet :p
Pteraspidomorphi: !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 (2m ago).
RandomTrivia: We have lrrSIGNAL !
PharaohBender27: @beowuuf O_o
PharaohBender27: lrrSIGNAL !
FenrisSchafer: lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL
beowuuf: lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL
kusinohki: "open road" - bgc, but I hear no music...
Raiz0k: @beowuuf : I've run "Artificial Intelligence" (Machine Learning actually) multiple times on my card and it hardly every asks to release the deadly neurotoxin, so don't worry, nothing to be concerned about.
EightBitDreams: The open road is its own music
Raiz0k: No music here either...
iris_of_ether: Here we go~ A little weird switching to the vid on mobile :)
PharaohBender27: @LordZarano I can't play the video in that tweet for some reason
Raiz0k: Now it's there!
iris_of_ether: There goes the music
beowuuf: "*hardly* ever"? Sounds good to me!
ritchards: Gah! Sudden music!
kusinohki: aaaah.... there's the jamming tunes!
PharaohBender27: Ah, refresh brough the music!
RockPusher slides in from grocery shopping just in time
Manae: I look forward to discussions on that rant
iris_of_ether: Strange, it booted me from chat :P
PharaohBender27: Though for some reason when I hit refresh, I have to click on chat - LRR's main Twitch page doesn't seem to realize it's live
LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> Time for Chillpoint! Hangout with Heather, Beej and Paul and chat about gaming news. http://twitch.tv/loadingreadyrun 📷 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EiOeEurWsAI6om3.jpg || https://www.twitter.com/loadingreadyrun/status/1307062902663376896
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Raiz0k: @beowuuf : not for want of trying, but usually it's out of VRAM before it manages to do anything productive.
beowuuf: note to self: keep my machine underpowered.... To be fair that's kinda just my default laziness
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Raiz0k: Don't worry, when the AI singularity comes, your machine will essentially upgrade itself!
lirazel64: heyho
Raiz0k: Yeah, it does that since a while ago, PharaohBender. Apparently it doesn't register preshow stuff for some reason - maybe a different stream setting?
EightBitDreams: When the AI singularity comes, I plan on being part of it!
RandomTrivia: Wait, you mean the AI Singularity will finally allow us to download more RAM?
RandomTrivia: Sign me up
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Raiz0k: @RandomTrivia : from my experience actually developing ML models, that's about the gist of it, yeah xD.
RandomTrivia: lrrWOW
kusinohki: TODAY!
Spluuga: @Raiz0k you give it your wallet and it orders the parts and reassembles itself peridiocally
Rivulatus_: yay?
Izandai: Oh, nice!
sir_jack_DB: pre-mid-after roll
NimrodXIV: Yay!
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LordChrusher: cheer100 Good evening Beej, Paul, Heather and Chat
EightBitDreams: Thanks LRR!
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Izandai: oh
lirazel64: Huzzah!
Izandai: oops
Stoffern: How nice of em
Izandai: PrideLaugh
beowuuf: For no reason whatsooever they stopped doing the things they were doing
PharaohBender27: Ahoy-hoy, lrrBEEEJ , lrrPAUL , and lrrHEATHER !
TheMerricat: WOOT! We won chat, we won!
RandomTrivia: The influence of Checkpoint is undeniable!
Rivulatus_: perfect timing as always.
LordZarano: First thing AI will do is hack into your bank account and buy computer upgrades
Raiz0k: Exactly @Spluuga , there's even a game about it xD.
Ignatiuspants: Awesome! Thanks for raising awareness of midroll ads on Twitch, Checkpoint team!
EightBitDreams: They saw the video while you were posting it
vmob: gooding!
Holorum_: it's so weird to hear the intro and people at 1x speed. I'm too used to watching everything at 2x speed on youtube
DigitalSeahorse: D:
Raiz0k: Yeah, that's an Enemy Mine where we can actually benefit.
kusinohki: It's all under the stonecutters anyway
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DigitalSeahorse: them cooperating would be scary
Raiz0k: And the Epic/Apple example shows the reverse.
Spluuga: @Raiz0k it not a game tho
Raiz0k: Heh.
DigitalSeahorse: rofl
pyronils80: Hello and good evening! :) :) :)
Ignatiuspants: Amazon should put YouTube up against Prime Video or something
MrMatternot: Molly just premiered a new song. Check it out.
RandomTrivia: Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
DigitalSeahorse: lrrBEEJ lrrPAUL lrrHEATHER
Rivulatus_: but not monster energy I hope.
lirazel64: Checkpoint RULES! (which has nothing to do with the story.)
ranknullity: I just got a midroll ad :D
RockPusher: Epic Apple is a low level JRPG boss, surely
kusinohki: I'm your fan paul!
PharaohBender27: Better, now that we've gotten some rain - the air in Portland is only *somewhat* unhealthy
EightBitDreams: We are all fans of the cohosts
Henshini: You've all got fans... in chat
Raiz0k: Laquer is also a beverage if you get it hot enough!
DoodlestheGreat: They have lots of fans! Just check their streams!
DigitalSeahorse: they are both fans of Paul lrrPAUL
GamesAndInk: Is Beej okay? He sounds like he's getting sick
LordZarano: Don't worry lrrPAUL , you also have fans
iris_of_ether: Yeah I and a bunch of other people got settlements from when Silicon Valley worked together, secretly, to not hire from each other (and keep wages down)
iris_of_ether: Turns out that's illegal!!
beowuuf: *apple poiints finger* this farcical lawsuit done for advertising appears to be farcical advertising
PharaohBender27: It was the exact amount of over-the-top we needed! :D
beowuuf: I went and fought a lawsuit , it was that scary
Brozard: @iris_of_ether Yeah, that's suuuuper illegal
beowuuf: i now own all trademarks for monsters
Wolfstrike_NL: contained over the top
Joalni: I was very passionate, yet held back enough to not strain the tech.
Joalni: It was*
Ignatiuspants: You could use a talking mic and a yelling mic, like the Angry Game Nerd guy
iris_of_ether: @brozard Yeah they were super smart and the prosecutors found email proof, whoops
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lirazel64: @iris_of_ether So it is. it's kind of surprising the things that workers don't know are illegal.
Raiz0k: @iris_of_ether : in fairness, "cartels are illegal" is an on-point cluelessness for Silicon Valley.
Rivulatus_: monster is a very litigious company, so deserve to get yelled about.
Izandai: Does anyone watch this without having watched the episode?
kusinohki: "if you haven't been here before.... how did you get in?"
Brozard: @iris_of_ether Documentation! Who knew it would be our downfall?
EightBitDreams: I want Monster Energy to battle Monster Cables
RandomTrivia: We Chill, and we Point (and laugh)
Raiz0k: @lirazel64 : mostly because workers rights are socialism, therefore communism, therefore treason.
PharaohBender27: @Izandai I don't know, but A month or so ago lrrHEATHER said it was our assigned homework, so those people are in soooo much trouble Kappa
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beowuuf: swap it in post :p
Izandai: @PharaohBender27 PrideLaugh
lirazel64: I am laughing at Paul's fans
Mollylele: what about suing Lady Gaga for calling her fans little monsters
TreeVor84: Did Beej intentionally color coordinate his shirt and fan?
iris_of_ether: 'Maybe Don't Punish HR Hiring From Your Rivals Because You Made Some Golf Course Agreements. And then did some emails about it
Lancelive: @TreeVor84 I expect nothing less from Beej
Ignatiuspants: As I remember it, Pocket Monster got renamed in the US because another company owned the rights to "pocket" and "monster" together in the context of children's entertainment
mercano82: Because lawyers bill by the hour.
Snowwraith: Also I don't think they wanted to get in a fight with *Coke Cola* as that's who owns Monster.
EightBitDreams: Monster Cables once threatened over "Monsters of the Gridiron"
Manae: @Ignatiuspants Might have something to do with the Polly Pocket toys?
Brozard: A good number of people were able to justify charging a good deal of money to write 168 pages of "That's mine"
PharaohBender27: I'm wondering for the day someone tries to trademark the word "the"
RandomTrivia: Oh no, the lawyers will read that. And charge for every second it takes them
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PulseGun: Time for the points that are chilled!
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Mollylele: lrrBEEJ_TK
Raiz0k: @Snowwraith : trademarks are per-trade-area (or whatever it's called), at least in theory - not that it stopped Apple of suing grocer stores.
Ignatiuspants: I think there was a toy called "Monster In My Pocket" but I dunno
kusinohki: the shotgun approach - throw everything including the kitchen sink and hope something sticks
Raiz0k: Unfortunately this "aggresively sue" stuff is actually legally required for trademarks, otherwise you can lose it - although, again, trademarks are for a specific trade.
RockPusher: Dangerous of Monster to risk someone going "Hey, Monster is too generic to use in the context of games"
Raiz0k: Yeah, exactly what Beej is saying.
EightBitDreams: Apple music *did* sue Apple computer over their name back in the day....they lost I think
LordZarano: Debate club: conversation as a competitive sport, because that's a good idea
DoodlestheGreat: I'm shocked they haven't gone after Capcom for Monster Hunter.
Izandai: Ugh
muondecay: monster dot com has been a website around since the the dot com boom era
Izandai: The "scrolls" one was really dum.
Izandai: *dumb
AranMathai: I thought it was bethesda?
jamesk902: Bethesda, not Obsidian.
Snowwraith: Zenimax is super litigious about names.
Brozard: Remember when King was trying to trademark "candy?"
Ignatiuspants: There was that weird trademark dispute over "saga"
lirazel64: Apple Computer was sued by Apple Records when they started streaming music.
Snowwraith: For silly reasons.
Izandai: @Brozard It was Saga
LordZarano: Edgey McEdgerson's Hegde Edger!
TheMerricat: As a reminder Apple Music, the owners of the Beatles rights, DID sue Apple for starting a company named Apple and Apple had to sign a consent agreement that they'd'd never get into the music business. It was a big issue when they finally got into iTunes
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beowuuf: Wow i forgot apple records existed and wondered why apple departments were suing themselves
DigitalSeahorse: lucidTroops
EightBitDreams: If I were in the military, I would love to be on an esports team
DigitalSeahorse: lucidWeb
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Izandai: @DigitalSeahorse Not that kind of "troops"
DigitalSeahorse: Izandai ah good
Brozard: @Izandai They applied for a "candy" trademark but abandoned it
Izandai: @Brozard Ah, I hadn't heard.
Raiz0k: Too bad Spec Ops: The Line isn't an esports thing ;).
Brozard: It was at the same time as "Saga:
Izandai: I only heard about the saga one.
jamesk902: Or at least, should be called out as war crimes.
DigitalSeahorse: :O
MaladyDark: taking trophies. really bad
Splash4Mirrodin: Chill sub is chill
EightBitDreams: Even Final Fantasy XV had dogtag collecting
Raiz0k: Literally a war crime.
EvilBadman: Black Ops preview this year had a stab through the head + shooting that same person in the head.
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Raiz0k: Well that's just inefficient.
Izandai: Dog tags aren't just fancy necklaces, folks. They're for identifying mutilated corpses.
DigitalSeahorse: leaving a body unidentifiable aside from DNA testing is pretty nasty
PulseGun: the Navy's latest oops shows they really should just stop.
TheMerricat: To be minimally fair to the Army, before they decided to go into modern shooters, their 'custom made' FPS shooter, America's Army, was all about the realities of what you weren't suppose to be doing. You even got sent to prison if you goofed around and shot your instructor during the tutorials.
Raiz0k: The Navy is officially playing Among Us?
RockPusher: Exemplify professionalism and teamwork - show they are above the 'gamer bro' culture - inspire people to be better. Do that then people might stop dunking on them so much.
Izandai: And naturally because most of these people were just """""memeing""""" and don't actually care about war crimes, no actual discussion of war crimes occurred.
jamesk902: It's kinda funny that we finally got a case where being banned from an internet forum actually invokes the First Ammendment.
MaladyDark: yeah, just the navy spokeman' friends and social group. no problem
Raiz0k: Hear hear, @TheMerricat , Pepperidge Farm remembers.
the_canuck_mystic: the word is responsible, the naval officer was responsible here. Or rather, not.
PulseGun: "friends"
PharaohBender27: @Izandai The dog tags thing has made me wonder: If in a war one side actually fully trounces the other side, is it still a war crime to use the dog tags of dead enemy soldiers for identification purposes? Or is there an extenuating circumstances for that kind of situation?
DigitalSeahorse: your friends are bad if they put up momos face on streams
Brozard: It was absolutely that
the_canuck_mystic: I guess he wasn't a officer. So the sailor?
Brozard: "4 teh lulz"
EightBitDreams: I'm sure they were trolls
the_canuck_mystic: Not sure what the noun is.
PharaohBender27: @the_canuck_mystic Seaman?
RandomTrivia: Did we all forget the whole "streaming on twitch for marketing and recruiting purposes" already?
LolCamAlpha: I think it's naval officer?
EightBitDreams: I have friends who are trolls, I don't invite them to online games with me :)
RockPusher: PharaohBender27 hehehe lrrBEEJ
Ignatiuspants: They're somewhere on the slippery slope between edgy fake hipster racism and actual racism, I'm pretty sure
Raiz0k: @PharaohBender27 : isn't identifying bodies the responsibility of any medical services having authority in the area, regardless of who's "winning"?
TheMerricat: @PharaohBender27 the point is you aren't suppose to desecrate the corpses or intentionally make them unidentifiable. So if you completely wiped out the other side, you'd be expected to treat the dead of their side the same way you did your own.
the_canuck_mystic: @PharaohBender27 I think that's the phrase.
the_canuck_mystic: *term.
jamesk902: And you're not even the US government.
PharaohBender27: @Raiz0k Good point
RandomTrivia: The LRR guests are better people than to put slurs into their handles
EvilBadman: Someone keeps playing Among Us as a color name that's not the color they are in game and it's infuriating.
Raiz0k: And the same thing TheMerricat is saying also applies for scalps, body parts like, etc.
PharaohBender27: So am I correct in guessing that the origin of "gamer word" is from a certain infamous "heated gaming moment?"
DigitalSeahorse: indeed
EvilBadman: PharaohBender27 Yep
PharaohBender27: katesPalm
PulseGun: there is zero chance he didn't know his "friends" were up for that kinda stuff.
ritchards: but we all suspect Ben though...
DigitalSeahorse: especially if they wear red hats that even spoof other red hats
Izandai: I think typically not turning the corpses of enemy combatants over to their people is generally considered at least a dick move, and maybe a war crime? I dunno.
muondecay: Would be fun watching an "oops all Beej" jackbox round....but only 1 round
Duetic: It's on the schedule for next week
the_canuck_mystic: So the military does have strict codes of how you represent the military. For example, CAF personnel can't drink off base in uniform. Because of the concern about getting drunk.
DoodlestheGreat: Yeah, it's your next CTS
the_canuck_mystic: It's weird that online we forget that we still represent.
the_canuck_mystic: *represent organizations.
Izandai: @PharaohBender27 A brief googling suggests this to be the case.
ritchards: Nice branded mug there, Heather!
Izandai: But as a more general thing.
eshplode: Is it a social experiment?
EightBitDreams: "Let's see, did people like this?"
muondecay: never before has empirical data been so quickly gathered
Makhiel: a "social experiment" if you will
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Izandai: Because if they did, almost no one would opt-in.
DigitalSeahorse: GoVote ShowOfHands
RandomTrivia: !quote 7194
LRRbot: Quote #7194: "I realised I could just draw on mugs." —Heather [2020-09-17]
Ignatiuspants: It's all the annoyance to the audience of a YouTube mid-roll ad, but then it annoys the person whose channel it is too
Stoffern: Nobody would opt in
Gizmoloid: because no-one would agree?
TheMerricat: @LoadingReadyRun because the problem they are attempting to resolve is that streamers aren't doing ads as often as they want and opting in would still let those folk off.
Wolfstrike_NL: Everyone on twitch: "don't give us ads". Serge and Ben's chat just earlier: "please watch the ads"
EightBitDreams: Some channels would agree, get ad money without having to manually set up the ads
DigitalSeahorse: opt in with a perk for doing so?
PulseGun: $$$$$$$$$
PharaohBender27: @eshplode Ah yes, the go-to defense of jerks who act like jerks on the internet and get called out on it - "This was all a social experiment, and you fell for it! Ha ha!"
Brozard: I think there are people that would agree, but it definitely should be an opt-in situation, so that it doesn't affect your existing processes
RockPusher: The corporate masters are starting to seriously burn long-term health of the platform for short-term profit seeking
Raiz0k: The answer is - everything has to be homogenized so that C-levels can more easily see Graph Go Up™.
DoodlestheGreat: I think it was pulled fast after the mid-roll ads blocked people from watching the Sony event this week. That got SONY PO'd at them...
EvilBadman: There's a wonderful clip of someone getting hit with an mid-roll while watching the Playstation presser as they were doing a co-stream
Ignatiuspants: Having the ads only inconvenience a few viewers is even worse!
Ignatiuspants: Because then, an affected viewer could complain about it in chat, and nobody would notice
dylan16807: I love experiments. Like how discord is hiding the $5 option from tons of people and only showing the $10 option
Brozard: "Here's a new feature" as opposed to "this is now happening":
ritchards: depending on if the Streamer remembers ;)
TheMerricat: @RockPusher to be fair I'm not sure Twitch is a net positive revenue stream for Amazon yet.
EightBitDreams: I've never seen an ad since I subscribe. Really threw me off when I went to PAX Online and saw an ad even after I subscribed
beowuuf: pax vods have ads
Raiz0k: Yeah, a lot of streamers don't have much in the way of a cohesive community like, say, here.
Mai_Andra: This was their "too many people are opting out of ads. Can we 'fix' that?" experiment.
PulseGun: increase ad share for the streamer and many would opt in.
TheMerricat: The worse part of that one @EvilBadman is the ad was embedded in the stream itself, otherwise the streamer wouldn't have noticed.
Snowwraith: Also a lot of streamers would not have the audience to ever see a penny out of advert money for *yeeears*.
Gizmoloid: OK, the aspect of having ads without having to do work does sound like something some would definitely opt-in.
EvilBadman: Normalize the volume between stream and ads. :|
RockPusher: TheMerricat a good point, though I would suggest to them setting it on fire is not going to make it profitable :D
Wolfstrike_NL: like tier 2 and tier 3 subs
MaladyDark: so I saw a thing where a "family friendly" streamer, had a user complaign an ad for condoms rolled.
Brozard: That's not just Twitch, that's most social platforms out there
Raiz0k: "Harassed", Beej?
DigitalSeahorse: also twitch hasn't been known to be quick to listen even to multiple people giving feedback about something unless it's enough people to make them think changing will bring more money
LordZarano: @maladydark someone on today's Punch-a-Chunk asked if a condom add violates ToS
TheMerricat: I understand what Beej is arguing but on the flip side, consider the LRR channel itself. How many new features has Twitch implemented in the past two years that LRR has actually implemented/actualized vs seeing happen and immediately doing what they could to turn it off.
PharaohBender27: Channel points?
TheMerricat: channel points
MaladyDark: I still don't undertsand hype train. no streamers I watch really use it
the_canuck_mystic: I'm sincerely curious about the phrase "better at communication", what's a company who's an example of shipping a product and is good at communicating all the features ?
Izandai: Fundamentally, companies make stuff opt-out instead of opt-in when they want people to do it, because more people will decline to opt-out than would choose to opt-in.
MaladyDark: lrrHAM_SG
ContingentCat: lrrPAUL_SG
PharaohBender27: @MaladyDark I've seen it on Kate's channel - it's essentially a way to incentivize gifting subs or bits
Pterodactal: Twitch uses opt-out because people are lazy or tech illiterate and having them on makes Twitch money, which is a bigger driver of changes that user experience
PharaohBender27: katesPalm
Raiz0k: "Communication" is partially Sisyphean, given how everyone moderately tech-savvy uses around 10 different services (or more).
DigitalSeahorse: which only showed up for a day, was that cause it was appropriation?
breadisbest1: !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 (33m ago).
Izandai: And a lot of those people aren't hispanic.
ContingentCat: good luck telling most americans their stuff doesn't apply everywhere Kappa
Izandai: hispanic ≠ latino
the_lone_bard: "South America" Uhm. Excuse me.... The Aztec and the Spanish co-existed... The Maya did not.
Ignatiuspants: Like... three Mexican things is probably not as great as one Mexican thing, one Caribbean thing, and one Spanish thing, maybe?
TheMerricat: the biggest problem with hype trains is the incentives for the viewers to keep it going are mostly just seeing the train keep going, it's pretty easy to participate in a few trains and get all the emotes, and then at that point you are just doing the same thing you were before the trains.
MaladyDark: never heard of hispanic heritage month before. learning someone tried to represent it with 3 mexican stereotypes. ... is very american
DigitalSeahorse: pegaFail
Raiz0k: Glad that people from North America are seeing the mismatch between what is seen as "X culture/ethnicity" over there and anyone else in the world.
RomanGoro: For the record, no, they aren't representative of Argentina at all
DoodlestheGreat: And run by gringos, WHICH TWITCH IS.
RockPusher: Wasn't it their Cinco de Mayo set repurposed?
Raiz0k: *anywhere else, sorry
Ignatiuspants: Was it? That makes a lot of sense if so...
the_lone_bard: A "Homogenous other" is a term I've heard used and sounds fitting.
TheMerricat: "American Heritage Month" - we just get a bald eagle mod to the emotes.
Raiz0k: Yeah, preach it, Paul!
ContingentCat: I feel like the guitar especially was really lazy, they could have thought about it for a moment longer to think of one more thing
EightBitDreams: I used to live in Miami, Hispanic people there wouldn't have any familiarity with those icons
DoodlestheGreat: I'd have just used flags of the various nationalities.
PharaohBender27: I'm going to guess "no," lrrHEATHER
the_lone_bard: DoodlestheGreat That wont cause ANY problems at all. Nobody has ever had a disagreement over a flag :D
RandomTrivia: Oh Heather, that sounds like too much expensive person-hours to actually /do/ anything
RandomTrivia: *too many
TheMerricat: Maybe if doing it in three emote mods is too hard, then maybe do more than just three emote mods? It's not as if there are INFINITE options, there are a limited number of cultures in Latin America. It's not that hard to do the research and try to cover most of them.
PharaohBender27: Twitch has a blog?
Joalni: You are
DigitalSeahorse: their front page people need to ensure their schedule maintains the correct people end up on the main front page at the right times, poor transgender awareness time they failed on that
ContingentCat: how do people mispronounce beej?
DigitalSeahorse: beef
DigitalSeahorse: :P
elkae: I assume Dery gives people trouble
Ignatiuspants: "beige"?
DoodlestheGreat: Rami just did a long interview with @itmeJP yesterday talking about that among many other things.
Raiz0k: @the_lone_bard : an imperfect solution is still better than a worse one. And yes, I know any stand-in would also cause conflicts - cultural symbols, food (*especially* food), etc.
LordZarano: Ok Brant Kappa
ContingentCat: @elkae right that makes more sense
TheMerricat: Given Beej was coined by relatives who were too young to say his real name properly.... :)
elkae: "Dairy"
DigitalSeahorse: Ignatiuspants that's a good one
NimrodXIV: more like Brendan/Brandon/etc
Joalni: Rami is really cool
MaladyDark: deary vs derry maybe?
Raiz0k: Oh yeah, that's probably it.
Raiz0k: He even mentioned it some time on the stream I think.
Raiz0k: (I mean, before today ;) )
RockPusher: lrrHEART lrrSLOTH lrrHEART
PharaohBender27: katesLol
Joalni: You wanna talk about schedule pages? :D
Izandai: PrideLaugh
Snowcookies: like LRR
DigitalSeahorse: feliciaBears
DigitalSeahorse: pegaSweat
EightBitDreams: Monster's lawyers wanted money
Ignatiuspants: First it's video games; and then, they're suing bands like Monster Magnet and Of Monsters and Men...
hmwd138: @LoadingReadyRun I think your about page is out of date for the channel as well, it says Friday Nights is still sponsored by WotC
RandomTrivia: As it turns out, nouns can be very generic and versatile
Joalni: The old name was too generic, but the new one is too weird IMO
kusinohki: gods and monsters was the title of a DC animated movie...
Brozard: There was a comic store in a mall in Orlando called "Gods and Monsters", I'm confusing this game for that store now, oh nooooo
Raiz0k: Ubisoft are tainted for life for that *and* being largely unrepentant in their actions.
Joalni: Why can't the name be more grammatical too? Put a comma or something there.
DigitalSeahorse: Phoenix
MaladyDark: it wasn't on my radar. i do wish ubisoft had stood up, just becuase i would rather it be ubisoft paying lawyers and not some small indi.
EightBitDreams: Isn't that a character from Gears of War? Marcus Fenyx?
LordZarano: Phyenif?
Ignatiuspants: If they put "phoenix" spelled correctly in the title, they'll get sued by the Ace Attorney people
RockPusher: stupid monkey eating all my villagers
MaladyDark: fenix down will revive you
Brozard: There was a poppunk band FenixTX, right?
Izandai: Fenyx is my favorite X-Man.
DigitalSeahorse: I like Wolverine
TheMerricat: Chat, all the sudden I don't feel that old, I thought Black and White was released back in the 90's but apparently it was released in 2001
Brozard: *Wolveryne
DigitalSeahorse: lol
Izandai: PrideLaugh
DigitalSeahorse: lrrBEEJ
Izandai: Archery but you have to use a slingshot.
EightBitDreams: You just need the right shoes
TimeToFry: !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 (45m ago).
ritchards: "Doctor, can I play the piano?" "Of course you can." "Well, I couldn't before!"
chaostreader: Hockey but in normal shoes.
EightBitDreams: The Wii Remote was better :)
Izandai: ^
AntiCrepuscular: steady on with the hot takes there Paul Kappa
Ignatiuspants: Requiring a controller in a shooty game is basically nerfing the real life players
Izandai: Motion aiming is better than joystick aiming.
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat : that's still almost 20 years ago for a game, that I bet, you heard the graphics described as "next gen" ;p.
Brozard: What about trackballs?
EarlGreyHot_: its soo strange that game companies keep trying to put the controller people with the mouse and KB people
Snowwraith: Interestingly Apex does not split them, even amongst their pros!
teavian: xbox
Tiber727: Wii Remote is halfway between controller and mouse, but it sucks if you have to rotate the camera.
Snowwraith: Some pros play it on controllers.
Brozard: Oh geez, that Xbox story
Raiz0k: Bananananananananana.
kusinohki: xbobxbobxbobx
Wolfstrike_NL: slepepe
ContingentCat: xXbobXx
Digigoner: That's what you call Blast Processing
teavian: xxxbobxxx
hillwitheyes: xbobbomb
sir_jack_DB: Xbobx
Brozard: christbochrist
Izandai: @Tiber727 Yeah, it basically goes joystick < Wiimote < gyro aiming < mouselook
monosceros: xX_Robert_Xx
DigitalSeahorse: Xbobx
RockPusher: We are XBobOx and we're here to be loud and confuse you with our names!!!
Tiber727: But personally, I use a PS Move controller and Mouse. If you can get it working, it's really nice.
EvilBadman: it's Xbox One
EvilBadman: Like that
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ReynardWrecca: Holy heck, I 've just realised that's a 'Journey' t-shirt that Heather's wearing, I thought it was an old 2D maze-game or something. Exquisite taste.
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EvilBadman: I worked for them
RandomTrivia: The Xbox segment was an incredible display of verbal gymnastics
QuietJay: s seires xbobx series s
DigitalSeahorse: Zune :P
EightBitDreams: The worst one is XBox One vs the first XBox - it's annoying to talk about both those
Ignatiuspants: I've been annoyed for years that it isn't "X-Box"
AntiCrepuscular: S seireS XbobX Series S
TheMerricat: @Raiz0k to be honest, when I played it they were next gen. But I was looking up when it was released because I was going to tell Heather that the game was before her time and since it was in 2001...
LordZarano: xbOX
RunningMonkeys: XBox, xBox, or xbox?
vmob: ExBoxOne
PharaohBender27: It's The XBox Series X with SBox controllers and an XBos drive! Kappa
hillwitheyes: xbobomb serie x
MaladyDark: Xbone
Kerrisis: Too many X's.
ContingentCat: I hate when brands are all caps so articles about them feel like they're yelling it
MaladyDark: XbonX
Splash4Mirrodin: IGN didn't mess up? :O
Splash4Mirrodin: Kappa
Greypelt: Does chat know what FNPF will be tonight?
LordZarano: XsXboxseriesXsX
EarlGreyHot_: I called the second x box the Y box then the third the zbox but now i dunno what Ill do
MaladyDark: XBoxXseriesXXMXIX
Izandai: @EarlGreyHot_ AAbox
ritchards: @Greypelt Zenidar Rising Sealed
TheMerricat: Xbox Platypus
Drew_64: @EarlGreyHot_ MillienialBox
ritchards: !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 (48m ago).
vergil_88: But I have to know: Has Paul ordered 5 PS5s?
ReynardWrecca: Hey there @ContingentCat , will you be buying the XBOXONE or the XBOXS or the XBOXXS or the XBOXSXS OR THE ARGH I CAN'T STOP
Greypelt: Thanks!
Izandai: @Drew_64 Millennials are Gen Y. They're the same gen.
QuietJay: The 2DS removed features from the previous handheld.
dylan16807: the cpu is massively better, plus ssd
katierosethemaid: hi
samwonk: It's not clearly less powerful, it has lower specs on two top-line metrics.
RockPusher: but is it as powerful as 5 PS5s?
ContingentCat: It's like that joke I think you guys made somewhere about increasingly clear sleeves that were too clear so they had to pull it back
Digigoner: When do we get the Xbox SSX-Tricky?
kusinohki: ps5d vs ps5d??
EightBitDreams: It's definitely really weird. Xbox One X was focused on 4k, so Series S has problems with content that needs the power for that
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TStodden: 9th Sub Baby! I might need to get a bigger vehicle...
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iris_of_ether: @themerricat benginLol
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat : I remember my reaction for the Halo I trailer, so I'm absolutely cognizant of the fact that they were next gen :). I was merely sustaining the gospel of entropy with the chorus of "oh it was only.... wait, how many years ago?") ;).
vmob: Xbox sfz
Kerrisis: The non-disk PS5 is cheaper because it's got no second hand value.
EightBitDreams: Series S will still have a super powered CPU, fast loading, ray tracing, etc
Brozard: I'm anticipating in 4 years there will be an Xbox Series S-S, Series S-X, Series X-S, and Series X-X
EvilBadman: Or, you know, if you're not made of money and have a 4k TV and 500 to blow in this economy
Tiber727: I have a radical idea. What if there were as many different console models as you want, based on your ability to spend? I call it the Personalized Console!
Wolfstrike_NL: Nvidia taking the huge leap to make their new gen "worst" card better then the previous generation best card. And xbox taking the step to make their new gen lowest console, worse then their previous genration best console.
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RandomTrivia: Or the other major reason for having the S, which is it costing a smaller number of kidneys
MaladyDark: eh. i'll just keep playing switch games on my 65" 4k tv.
TheMerricat: Or.. a PC? @Tiber727
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Izandai: @TheMerricat You did it! You found the joke!
Raiz0k: I mean, that's a good message, but there's no guarantee it will hold up in practice.
katierosethemaid: the names are way too confusing tho, ngl
Crokoking: what's funny is that in theory you might be able to play the next-gen games on your existing xbox one x if not too much else changed architecture wise
MaladyDark: Xtreme vs Small
EvilBadman: @TheMerricat I want to play games at my couch and not do pc maintenance.
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UraharaSci: S for small x for it has xtras
EightBitDreams: And it has new features from the new high end, so graphics will still look better, on games designed for it
samwonk: The Series S has 10GB RAM so it can't run things specifically designed for the One X's 12GB RAM. Everything else about performance in practice is likely to vary from moment to moment.
Ignatiuspants: I miss when you could measure console generations in bits
MaladyDark: X, one, S. the new SX is better than all 3, but the new SS is better than a one but not as good as an X?
LordZarano: @evilbadman not sure what you mean by maintenance, everything is automatic these days
EvilBadman: @LordZarano Assembling it. Physically.
TheMerricat: @EvilBadman my last laptop lasted seven years and only died to the fact that I wore out the keyboard and a lightening strike zapped it while I was in the middle of investigating if I could replace the keyboard. Otherwise I was going to plug a keyboard and monitor into it and keep going. PC's don't need that much work these days and there are plenty of ways to play them on the TV now.
EightBitDreams: Atari Jaguar, 64-bit: Do the Math!
LordZarano: You can buy prebuilts?
ritchards: it's got the New Card(tm) Smell
DigitalSeahorse: my tea bag leaked leaves
EvilBadman: For more a console, yes LordZarono
EvilBadman: than a*
MaladyDark: I have textured tea. :(
MaladyDark: hate. not have
DigitalSeahorse: MaladyDark oh no me too
ReynardWrecca: @TheMerricat Lightning strike while trying to replace it? It's the darn sorcerers/electronic hardware retailers, that's how they get you.
ContingentCat: @MaladyDark wat?
MaladyDark: it's too hot for tea right now
Tiber727: I've thought for a while. If the Switch combined mbile and console gaming, If I were Microsoft, I would make an Xbox that's literally a full PC, with a simple setup and made for use with a TV.
EightBitDreams: But can the XBox One play XBox 1 games?
samwonk: The good one runs things in 4K and the cheap one runs things in a perfectly good resolution.
Splash4Mirrodin: Xbox Delta
DigitalSeahorse: lucidSnob PrideLGBTea katesSip ssandMOD ContingentCat textured tea, leaves left the teabag
RandomTrivia: They could have used X and Z and it would have been easier
LordZarano: Also building a PC isn't hard, you just put the things on the slots that the motherboard manual says
Raiz0k: Xbox Xbox
EvilBadman: Xbox Monolith and Xbox Stereo
Decaped: The Xbox X, The Xbox B and the Xbox O
PharaohBender27: But XBox has a brand - sorry, I mean a Xsrand - to maintain! Kappa
Invitare: The Xbox OwO
Tiber727: If Xbox is so great, why haven't they come out with the YBox!
MaladyDark: it's kind of like having collectors editions though. what are you getting for the money?
jamesk902: For that matter, why limit yourself to the roman alphabet? Chi looks a lot like an X.
Invitare: and the Xbox UwU
AntiCrepuscular: Xbox XX, Xbox xXx
ContingentCat: @DigitalSeahorse oh right, I was thinking like with fizzy water or something
DaSunao: I just saw the checkpoint on youtube and I winced when they said the Navy responded about that personnelmen on Twitch
EightBitDreams: Wait a second..Xbox Series S...Xbox Series X...I bet they are working on a Series E that's mid-power!
TheMerricat: @ReynardWrecca the irony was it was probably my eff up. I had a static guard plugged into ground plug of my outlet to 'protect' the laptop from static while had it open and I think the surge managed to get from the strap and hit the MB because I left it on top of the open case that night.
frogomb: It's Xray not xylophone
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Izandai: @LordZarano Building a console is even easier. You just take it out of the box.
DigitalSeahorse: MaladyDark ah but sweet tea or iced tea!
Izandai: Like a Mac. Kappa
TheAwkes: Don't forget, gaming PC people, that not wanting to do a thing is a perfectly good reason to not do it, and suggesting all the ways a thing isn't so bad isn't helping your case.
NullColaShip: Xbox Series XS and Series XX?
LurkerSpine: I mean, the S still has 4k support
vmob: Xbox > and Xbox <
MaladyDark: @DigitalSeahorse I haven't made any yet!
EightBitDreams: XBox Thicc
Invitare: Xbox Thin and Xbox Thicc
LurkerSpine: So I think until 8k because mainstream, the S will be relevant
NekomimiNinja: just do xbox regular and xbox thicc.
Raiz0k: Xbox Thin Mint
Kerrisis: There was a PS3 Slim...
GamesAndInk: Launching two consoles at the same time also means Microsoft will get some double sales when people upgrade from the S to the X. Which also means they're going to try and turn the knobs to encourage that, such as doing what Beej says and ending support for the S early
Splash4Mirrodin: Xbox Thicc
CaptainSpam: Cowards! Call it the XBox Svelte! Kappa
ReynardWrecca: @TheMerricat That is a VERY specific confluence of circumstances. That's definitely sorcerer-related. Maybe a witch.
TStodden: The XBox series XXX?
EightBitDreams: The SE still looks good
MaladyDark: PSone vs Playstation?
muondecay: Xbox CHONK and Xbox ₛₘₒₗ
DigitalSeahorse: pegaLemon pegaSip lucidSoy jcyrusTea
ContingentCat: I always buy the year before's phone it's way cheaper and still works pretty good
Invitare: that's not true Paul. You have exactly one Xbox One. There was a documentary about it
Izandai: Xbox Beef and Xbox Svelte
pyronils80: I like my SNES!!! And my PS2!!!
Wolfstrike_NL: xbox owo and xbox uwu, the us naval army editions.
TStodden: Similar to the 2DS & 3DS line...
Izandai: Fuck now I really want someone to call their console the "svelte"
Mai_Andra: Xbox atozTubby and Xbox atozTotty ?
pyronils80: everything else I do on PC
Joalni: The LRR reddit is already looking forward to a 5 PS5s crapshot. Though we know one might not come.
ContingentCat: I wonder if Paul'll have to get 10 XboxXs?
AntiCrepuscular: Will Paul have an infinite series of Xbox Series X's?
JohnPraw: And some think PlayStation should drop the number.Not after seeing Microsoft.
EarlGreyHot_: its 130$ CAN difference everywhere I see
EvilBadman: @AntiCrepuscular Or 10
Raiz0k: @Mai_Andra : Xbox A Fine Boi and Xbox Oh Lawd He Comin'?
DigitalSeahorse: ssandWOW
EightBitDreams: Sony said they were manufacturing 9 to 10 million units in 2020. So I think this shortage is fake
TheMerricat: @Joalni No, this time he needs to get a series of 10 xboxes, in other words he gets one, returns it, gets a new one....
Joalni: This week has been weird for both PS5 and graphic card ordering.
EvilBadman: @EightBitDreams when did they say that
EightBitDreams: February I think
EvilBadman: The before times
DigitalSeahorse: I'm reminded of back in Furby times
EightBitDreams: They updated just a coup[le days ago
LordZarano: Announcing the new Xbox 100Emoji
EightBitDreams: Said they weren't cutrting the producction
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RandomTrivia: Oh, the WotC approach to hardware release
EightBitDreams: THey are making 15 million by March
EvilBadman: A Sony VP said in July they were going to "give sufficient warning before preorders"
vmob: LordZarano Xbox Crying emoji OK hand 100 emoji?
LordZarano: @vmob perfect
Joalni: That would be even more convoluted @TheMerricat :D I like it.
Orgmastron: Jim Sterling has a video on how much of a clusterf*ck the PS5 preorder process was
MaladyDark: oh gosh. my furby baby was the last one in my city, it had a rusty, tattered ear, because the it was a store demo model and the security tag was nasty. it was fetched from "out the back".
EarlGreyHot_: pre order In general doesnt seem to be good for consumers
EvilBadman: Lol
RandomTrivia: It's much more likely the numbers are constrained by *gestures vaguely at world*
EightBitDreams: Walmart broke the preorder date, everyone else copied, someone found Amazon's secret links
muondecay: I work for a device manufacturer. Supply chains can topple from a swift breeze ON A GOOD DAY.
ContingentCat: Sufficient as defined very creatively
7gorobei: feels like sony was absolutely going to wait for ms to reveal prices and then go from there. then ms revealed early and sony ramped suddenly
EightBitDreams: I saw an amazing suggestion: the first preorders should need to be done from on the console
Raiz0k: Ooooh.
pyronils80: Just preproduct a hole bunch of consoles before release---- and dont cry abound bound capital its just pennys for the companies!
TheMerricat: @EightBitDreams I feel like there are data miners out there that dump the Amazon database similar to how folk dump the SteamDB.
Izandai: Oh boy, Even news!
Astra7525: again?
Raiz0k: In the sense of "rubbernecking by a GREAT crash".
EvilBadman: @7gorobei Xbox was planning to reveal this week before the leak. Sony was probably already planning the same
Splash4Mirrodin: Eve news = good day xD
Raiz0k: Goonswarm's still kicking?
EarlGreyHot_: All the real fights in EVE happen in Microsoft excel
ContingentCat: lrrWOW
Splash4Mirrodin: :O
accountmadeforants: Are we talking Revenge of the Sith, Empire Strikes Back, or Return of the Jedi?
RandomTrivia: lrrWOW
PharaohBender27: lrrWOW
Orgmastron: oof
MaladyDark: yes.
CaptainSpam: lrrWOW
jessieimproved: I felt that
TheMerricat: Heather's face made that comment worth it.
Genderi: yowch
RockPusher: Beej just hard-cutting to the real world there
Raiz0k: Yeaaah..
Loonatic93: That's not very cash-money of them!
Brozard: Hope they changed their passwords
Astra7525: how did they not think that it would backfire spectacularly
Izandai: PrideLaugh
ContingentCat: sounds about right
RandomTrivia: Wait, isn't this just an anime plot?
iris_of_ether: That scans
RandomTrivia: This sounds like an anime plot
MaladyDark: EVE is amazing. to hear about.
TheMerricat: chat can you imagine when humanity actually makes it to space and the only history we have preserved from 'Old Earth' are transcripts of EVE Online shenanigans?
Raiz0k: @RandomTrivia : you *could* look at EVE as a massively multiplayer space-megacorp isekai, sure.
EarlGreyHot_: Eve streams are very boring 99% of the time its not an "action game"
jamesk902: I'm not interested in playing EVE, but I love hearing about it.
Izandai: O.O
DoodlestheGreat: "Sound The Horn of Goondor!"
accountmadeforants: Every time I hear about that guy, it's always about silly grandiose speeches.
Astra7525: oh ffs
Decaped: Goonswarm has the best propaganda
Genderi: they really learned rom Epic, huh
Raiz0k: Like a holy book, @TheMerricat ? What could go wrong....
muondecay: very "gondor calls for aid"
RandomTrivia: That would be about 2 episodes before the big climactic 8-part finale
DoodlestheGreat: Fleet Commander
DaSunao: I remeber seeing an old video of a conga line demolishing a goonswarm wave
Raiz0k: And 43459 seasons.....
RandomTrivia: Where all these characters that were put on a bus suddenly return
lirazel64: Set the beacon fires ablaze!
RandomTrivia: Or "EndGame" as it's called
ContingentCat: lrrWOW Beej
Izandai: Yeah, that's something you have to be aware of.
Ignatiuspants: Ooh... a flight commander? That's a heck of relevant experience to gathering people for an all-out attack
Master_Gunner: you always need to have a Bus Factor
EarlGreyHot_: The Darkest timeline
MaladyDark: business major.
Izandai: PrideLaugh
Joalni: Beej goes right for the Bad Place.
jamesk902: I mean, Beej isn't wrong.
MaladyDark: capitalism is the darkest timeline
Splash4Mirrodin: I mean, Beej isn't wrong. This IS Eve after all.
Decaped: I mean, there was that diplomat that got killed and the Eve company he was a part of had to do that.
Astra7525: Beej is a business manager, of course he is thinking about contingency plans
TheMerricat: everything is according to keikaku - what we are going to discover is that he's actually fake rebel designed to trick all Goonsquads enemies into a trap....
AgentMagicMaster: Yup, Biz manager XD
the_canuck_mystic: Literally illegal to do IRL, both to military and pregnant people.
RockPusher: I mean, that applies to pretty much any employment position Beej - people suddenly don't come back in all walks of life everyday
Raiz0k: Err, you don't have to go into a literal warzone for this to be employed. The Bus Factor is a thing for a reason.
DaSunao: I mean, one of the things in the embassy attack a few years back was one of the dudes was a known eve player and his last recorded words were in a group chat during the attack
Joalni: @TheMerricat That would not suprise me. EVE is weird.
DigitalSeahorse: Experience Beej...'s horrible place
EightBitDreams: Does this mean Beej has replacements planned for Paul and Graham, just in case?
kais58: you can have multiple FCs...
Raiz0k: Like for pregnant women, eh, Beej?
RandomTrivia: @TheMerricat I would love for the replacement to turn out to be an infiltrator
Izandai: PrideLaugh
RandomTrivia: That would be the best twist
Splash4Mirrodin: lol
PharaohBender27: katesLol
Decaped: Beej starts a rival online comedy troupe!
monosceros: Beej will join a Quebecois comedy troupe
EarlGreyHot_: LOL Beej defecting to team Unity or something
kusinohki: this is all an excuse for beej to lay down his job security...
SketchyDetails: Waiiiiit a second.... Beej and Heather ar in the SAME ROOM :D
ReynardWrecca: In the X-Men-verse, Prof X has contingency plans on how to kill all his allies just in case they turn 'bad'...do you suppose Beej has something similar?
Joalni: We thought Heather was the person to go for these ideas, when Beej was the right choice all along!
Saunabath: Beej will join vivaLaDirt League
Mysticman89: Beej will start his own internet comedy streaming group and take over with so many dick jokes.
eshplode: I love how petty and evil people can be in EVE
Genderi: I will watch this anime
CryptiEX: More convoluted than Hamlet
RandomTrivia: Spoiler-free comment: like the revelation of who the traitor/spy was in Rise of Skywalker
AdamYMHMI: Who would be LRR's rival comedy/streaming group?
RockPusher: gabyLul
SnackPak_: I'd watch a video of Beej explaining EVE drama
RockPusher: lunarj1Heart
SketchyDetails: How did I not realize this sooner :D
SquareDotCube: Hey, better to have revenge in a fictional space than reality
Raiz0k: I'm kind of scared about the fact that I've been desensitized enough about EVE Online stories that this story really doesn't register on the list of the most outrageous ones.
EarlGreyHot_: Faze Clan could use a Beej to handle the business
MrMatternot: @adamymhmi Penny Arcade?
DaSunao: Space Pope!
Lord_Hosk: Isn't this exactly what happened with the 404s?
UraharaSci: Yes @saunabath Beej joins Viva La Dirt League if Paul fires him
ContingentCat: @SnackPak_ oh yeah like Sidewalk slam but Eve instead of wrestling
Raiz0k: Paul, remember what Clausewitz said about the essence of war? So, you know....
Mysticman89: revitalise pure pwnage and have the pwnerer swoop in
TheMerricat: Viva La Dirt League or Door Monsters.
DaSunao: Even Goonswarm knelt and kissed the ring of Space Pope!
EightBitDreams: I love the gigaleak. Sucks for Nintendo, but I love hearing about it
DigitalSeahorse perks up with interest
AdamYMHMI: @MrMatternot I feel like they're the monolith that everyone would team up against in this story ;)
Joalni: Pokemon what?
TheMerricat: @EightBitDreams except for the whole Personal Info stuff that was included in it, I agree.
ContingentCat: wow
RockPusher: aeiou aeiou
Splash4Mirrodin: Huh
DigitalSeahorse: :O
EightBitDreams: True
NekomimiNinja: aeiou
DigitalSeahorse: aeiou
Izandai: aeiou
DigitalSeahorse: 99999999999aaaaaaa
accountmadeforants: Can't spell EA and Ubisoft without aeiou
sir_jack_DB: LOL
EightBitDreams: Haha
ContingentCat: OH
Splash4Mirrodin: You're not wrong Paul
PharaohBender27: Is John Madden even still alive?
Splash4Mirrodin: ^
Izandai: I mean... Paul's right.
accountmadeforants: John Madden is the football, right?
jessieimproved: I feel old suddenly
Decaped: John Madden's that meme from Space Colony
sir_jack_DB: John "Football" Madden
ContingentCat: I'd never made that connection between aeiou John Madden and Madden
Scy_Anide: Angry Football, it makes sense.
TheMerricat: At the moment John Madden is still alive, he's 84?
Izandai: It's a Game Boy game. Do any of them look great?
Morrigan9: madden 93, rtx super off
Splash4Mirrodin: Like Mortal Kombat 1 port bad....or?
RandomTrivia: @Izandai Tetris. Checkmate
DigitalSeahorse: pegaRage John Madden
EightBitDreams: Lots of motion blur too
Scy_Anide: On a GameBoy it's more Inchball than Football.
Izandai: @RandomTrivia I mean... It's fine?
DigitalSeahorse: nope
EightBitDreams: I used to own that. It was fun!
Izandai: PrideLaugh
SquareDotCube: Madden '93 was the game where they change perspective from sidelines top-down to behind the ball carrier.
ContingentCat: the standards were different back then
RockPusher: I wonder if that is playable on archive dot org
SquareDotCube: (IIRC)
EightBitDreams: Red lights for each player
kusinohki: was that the one that was just a dot vs another dot?
EightBitDreams: And for the baqll
kusinohki: and showed up in guardians of galaxy?
ninja_theory_ashrams: !headlines
Ignatiuspants: Might I suggest, they tried to make a Madden game on Game Boy and decided not to release it? So maybe it didn't turn out well?
DigitalSeahorse: it probably looks basically similar to football manager on steam but with less stats
PharaohBender27: OK, so looks like John Madden's still alive, but he's like . . . 84 years old.
TStodden: I remember playing that Mattel game @ my grandparents (IIRC, they still have it).
EightBitDreams: Rare got started that way, they reverse-engineered the SNES
EightBitDreams: And NES
EightBitDreams: NFL license maybe
RandomTrivia: @Izandai Return of Samus actually looked pretty decent
RockPusher: there is at least this playable Beej - https://archive.org/details/hh_knfl
DigitalSeahorse: High Score on Netflix, I started watching but haven't got round to resuming yet
EightBitDreams: I used to work fort a company that many Gameboy Color games for EA. EA licensed out their handheld games'
EightBitDreams: to other developers
odhtate: High score was really cool
Mister_Hush: Real football or bust, cowards!
Izandai: PrideLaugh suuuuure
Izandai: WHOA
Splash4Mirrodin: O_O
Izandai: O.O
Izandai: wtf
Mister_Hush: Goodbye Fortnite.
RandomTrivia: lrrWOW
Raiz0k: Supposedly that's due to skill inflation.
CaptainSpam: Oi.
NekomimiNinja: and they're not even wrong in that.
Orgmastron: This statement gives zero effs
RandomTrivia: That tracks
EightBitDreams: Dang
TheAinMAP: jlrrDang
jamesk902: Wow, savage.
ContingentCat: jlrrDang
EightBitDreams: Animal Crossing!
lirazel64: Valorantm
Raiz0k: And also the same reason most people haven't seen a fidget spinner in the last 2 years.
PharaohBender27: Animal Crossing, and then Fall Guys?
CaptainSpam: I mean, it could've fallen off just by normal aging of FPS games, BRs in particular...
lirazel64: Also, I
Izandai: Maybe because it got filled with children and all the non-children left, but then the children also left because they found a new thing?
Saunabath: Ok, it makes sense. But all the trouble for getting into Apple. Is Apple such a huge platform for Fortnine players
Tiber727: The plot thickens!
SquareDotCube: Hey, maybe with the cooloff on Fortnite, maybe it'll try marketing to us old people and refocus on getting that new Unreal Tournament finished
ContingentCat: katesLol
LurkerSpine: that's both barrels there
Scy_Anide: Well maybe they should have called it Decade instead of Fortnite.
Brozard: lrrWOW lrrWOW
Izandai: PrideLaugh
Mister_Hush: They're pulling out the straight "Preposterous." night one.
Izandai: PrideLaugh PrideLaugh PrideLaugh
dylan16807: well that's a very true thing apple is saying but it doesn't do anything to make me want them to win
ContingentCat: it's like that sign at a fair or something that I see everywhere "Ride only stops for emergencies. Crying is not an emergency"
Raiz0k: Note the lack of any actual numbers behind that.
RandomTrivia: Pretty bold of Epic to claim that all their eggs are in one basket, and they chose to put them there
Raiz0k: (properly curated numbers)
PharaohBender27: Doesn't Google have a dog in that fight too, though?
Mysticman89: I'd have thought google trends would be an uptick, as non-players google info about this whole debacle
CaptainSpam: Hey, whatever happened to the Google end of that lawsuit?
accountmadeforants: Apple's percentages in particular are super suspect, always.
RandomTrivia: Kids communicate though. Much more so than any other generation
Loonatic93: But it throws out the whole "monopoly" argument though. How can Epic claim that Apple has a monopoly when there are multiple platforms that Fortnite can be played on?
muondecay: when it comes to the standards of injunctive relief, "likelihood irreparable harm" is usually one of the easier hurdles to clear, sooooo.....yikes
EvilBadman: @Loonatic93 Name the other store for apps on ios
Raiz0k: @PharaohBender27 : in some way yeah, because Google also has an extortion-grade cut of app revenue. Not nearly as Draconic as Apple, but it could get hit by any "duopoly" judgement as well.
Invitare: it's more likely it's just been out a whle now and people are bored. Add in new games like Fall Guys and Among Us...
ContingentCat: !pubg
MaladyDark: what is nintendo's cut of switch e-shop titles?
Loonatic93: @EvilBadman What does that matter? How many other platforms are available?
Invitare: you used to do a PUBG story every week, then Fortnight came along
RaklarLS: wasn't the majority of users in the ios anyway? of course it dropped?
EvilBadman: @Loonatic93 If you own an iphone you are not given a choice what store you can purchase things on.
EightBitDreams: If Checkpoint doesn't talk about it, it didn't happen
RockPusher: Fall Guys? People are still playing that? lrrBEEJ
RandomTrivia: There is always a natural life cycle to video games
LordZarano: But if you play for free then you have to play as a "default", which makes all the other kids bully you for being poor
accountmadeforants: Microsoft's bundling of Internet Explorer wasn't an issue, it wasn't a monopoly! People could install Netscape real easily on FreeBSD! :V
MaladyDark: the tail. every spike has a tail.
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Mister_Hush: Every time there's a Giant like Fortnite, you're going to see its audience disperse to a dozen and a half different games, because they all liked Fortnite for *something,* but not all the same thing.
Izandai: @EvilBadman Unless you own another device with a different store that the thing is also being sold on. Which almost everyone does.
ninja_theory_ashrams: as I am not an IOS user, can you install apps outside the app store like on Android?
Saunabath: There was the time when Fortnine was growing the battle royale game style alone and every toher game were losing players
accountmadeforants: ninja_theory_ashrams You cannot
Loonatic93: @EvilBadman And is the iPhone your only choice for a smart phone? Can Fortnite be only played on a smartphone?
CaptainSpam: @ninja_theory_ashrams Not without jailbreaking, no.
EvilBadman: @Izandai That doesn't excuse the fact that apple has the only store on their platform. Quite literally a monopoly if you want to use it on iOS
Splash4Mirrodin is literally playing Minecraft atm
EvilBadman: @ninja_theory_ashrams Not without jailbreaking
monosceros: Nintendo is 50% of the industry :p
Izandai: @EvilBadman That's a separate argument. The whole point here is that doesn't apply to Epic's situation.
Loonatic93: @EvilBadman Shouldn't a company be allowed to dictate how their IP is being used?
EightBitDreams: Nintendo also has the only store on the Switch, Oculus has the only store on the Quest...
TheMerricat: Counterpoint Paul, they've had Talk Shows doing entire shows in AC.
MaladyDark: The Sims4 is a sad mess, but it's still chugging on
Raiz0k: @Loonatic93 : and this is exactly where the concepts like duopolies and oligopolies come in. People are devious enough to game the market without being monopolists.
Izandai: @EightBitDreams I assume Xbox and Playstation only have one storefront each?
EvilBadman: @Izandai It started there. Epic wanted a way to sell stuff in-game without giving apple a cut because they shouldn't have to.
Loonatic93: @Raiz0k And if iOS was the only game in town, I would agree with you..
Izandai: @EvilBadman Well, maybe. It's coming out that this might've started because Fortnite was flagging and Epic wanted to put more eyes on it.
TStodden still waiting for his stock broker to get Unity listed, post-IPO...
EightBitDreams: Plus, there's the revenge aspect. If someone sued me, I'd want to cancel everything that company was doing
ContingentCat: Also if they get away with it then what's to stop everyone from doing the same thing so Apple really needs this president
monosceros: more... insidious... bong?
dylan16807: there's no reason to remove it preemptively except revenge
EightBitDreams: It's true, Unity is much more prevalent on Apple platforms than Unreal. If Unreal is banned from Apple, it just helps Unity
RockPusher: Making bad things look better by doing worse things first
CryptiEX: I always learned of it as the Door in the Face technique
monosceros: ohh capitalism
RandomTrivia: Similar to anchoring, you can influence opinions
Splash4Mirrodin: American politics the last 5 years >.>
TheMerricat: You shifted Pauls head.
Ignatiuspants: That's the "door in the face" method
MaladyDark: in Australia we have a politician who pulls all out stunts. she's either a raging idiot... or trying this
Splash4Mirrodin: *50 years
Astra7525: basically how lootboxes and cosmetics became a thing
RockPusher: (it also works in reverse, but is less common)
Izandai: Or they do something just a little bad and hope enough people just roll with it. And do that over and over and over again.
DigitalSeahorse: lucidHands lucidHands lucidHands lucidTroops
ContingentCat: oh like the american politics pulling right
PharaohBender27: ^
Raiz0k: @Loonatic93: I see what you mean as a proponent of free market, but the forms of market dominance I just mentioned defeat free market rules and cause "corporate centralized economy" stable equilibria without a *single* entity that is part of the market.
RockPusher: appealing to the moderate by comparison to the extreme
SketchyDetails: A pickup artist is a person who paints trucks?
Tiber727: @Izandai That's called Salami Slicing.
jamesk902: In psychology and economics it's referred to as the Anchoring Effect.
Astra7525: Demand 200% of what you want to achieve, agree to meet in the middle and get 100% of what you actually wanted
RaklarLS: 80€ :|
EightBitDreams: First-party PS5 games even
MaladyDark: $130 here i think
Izandai: oof
ContingentCat: Yikes
Splash4Mirrodin: "Fun"
Raiz0k: The only thing that "normal" means is that the inner product is zero (hahaha, math jokes).
BrowneePoints: If you put it up $10 it better be a finished Damn product
Brozard: I mean, that's what they were for NES/SNES adjusted, IIRC
Izandai: Sorry our currency is so strong. slytqSmug
RockPusher: at least its a more honest representation of the cost of production
NekomimiNinja: AND they're still gonna shove them full of micros and loot boxes.
TheMerricat: @SketchyDetails I'm assuming you are joking and since I'm the joke ruiner today I'll just say PUA's are people who practive con-artistry and phycological manipulation to get into relationshps.
Bronzefinger: I've had a look at Fornite on Google Trends (in USA). It seems that there is a general downwards trend, but around March there was an up-tick since lockdown. There was a large spike in one week in October: I wonder if Apple are comparing to the spike: https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%205-y&geo=US&q=fortnite
EightBitDreams: Yeah, but on PS5, Sony exclkusive first party games are $70
Duetic: Canada prices seem to be $90 which is $10 more
Kazman20a: I hate to say it but the 5 is probably the first PS I will buy since one
Kerrisis: Nintenfdo story for Beej: They've finally discontinued the 3DS.
Brozard: A $40 game in 1990 would be $80 in 2020
EightBitDreams: Oh yeah, Nintendo 3DS is no more
MaladyDark: PS4 games were 115 here, but the big retailers all sell them below RRP at about 95
EightBitDreams: A sad loss, I loved 3D gaming
Lord_Hosk: I hate games going up in price, but at the same time, games have been stuck at $60 for like 20+ years
RaklarLS: i still don't know how $70 is 80€. Even with taxes, that would mean games would go to $95 american
Raiz0k: @jamesk902 : anchoring is merely a tool you use for salami slicing etc. You can, sadly, exploit people with an ordinal anchor in a single step.
accountmadeforants: Prices went way down. PC games were super expensive for a while. And consoles were obscene.
gibbousm: I remember when GBA games were like $25
PharaohBender27: Except they still add a bunch of microtransactions and whatnot
Raiz0k: Beej.... Beeeeeej.... inflation?
RaklarLS: also, salaries didn't keep up with inflation. $70 is absolutely not $40 "back then".
jamesk902: @Raiz0k yes, I see.
EightBitDreams: I remember paying $75 US for Chrono Trigger at launch
Brozard: It was $150, because I saved up half of that in pennies and quarters, and my brother saved the other half
BrowneePoints: Also, Prices have stayed constant while purchasing power has declined for the past 30 years
PharaohBender27: Also what @RaklarLS said
couldntpickausername: I remember a time when games were only 60 in Canada
Tiber727: I remember when I had heard of Superman 64 and was interested. I was saved because it cost too much.
Ignatiuspants: I mean, in the US, wages have ~not~ gone up
couldntpickausername: I remember getting Batman Arkham City at 60$ canadian
BrowneePoints: Not just inflation. The actual Purchasing Power of the dollar and wages have NOT gone up but have either stagnated or fallen against price levels @LoadingReadyRun
EightBitDreams: $70 with a commercial in the middle
RandomTrivia: Not to mention that most released games these days come with enormous day-one patches
Lord_Hosk: The reason for the microtransactions really is, because the prices havent gone up.
Brozard: Arcade games are micro-transactions lrrBEEJ
Raiz0k: @BrowneePoints : fair point.
DigitalSeahorse: the ones that pray on addictions are the worst
ninja_theory_ashrams: but why do eyeglasses made out of $15 worth of material costs $300? because people will buy it at that price
jamesk902: In fact, I'd say eliminating the microtransactions and raising prices would be a strict improvement.
Snowcookies: I feel this
odhtate: this from the guy who had 3 ps3s and 4 ps4s /s
PharaohBender27: In 1980, the U.S. federal minimum wage was $3.10, which would be $10.36 today - federal minimum wage in 2020 is $7.25
DigitalSeahorse: indeed
Lord_Hosk: Its a interconnected system PharaohBender27
Saunabath: Plus, 500 - 600€ gets you a decent gaming laptop
EvilBadman: The Switch Tax
MaladyDark: these days I mostly play indie titles, which hopefully have been produced with ethical labour standards, and not massive profits beign prioritised
TimeToFry: !next
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Tiber727: @Lord_Hosk Everyone ignores the fact that cost of disks has gone done vs. cartridges, and the number of buyers has gone WAY up. The vast majority of a game's cost is in fixed production costs.
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Scy_Anide: That's why I rarely play Nintendo games. I'd like to, but I can't afford to.
Raiz0k: Yeah, that's the funny thing. "Microtransactions evil!" "But FOMOing game pricing to dumping grade apparently good/neutral?"
Mister_Hush: I think we'll continue to see the trend of AAA titles following console prices. Your Calls of Duties and Gears of Wars are going to cost the full $80 on PC, I betcha.
TheMerricat: Counterpoint Paul - If medium sized developers can release medium sized games for the PC for $30-60 and actually not just survive but make money.. then maybe that says something about this argument that 'games are undervauled'.
Scy_Anide: But I sure can afford a $10 game on the Switch that I'll play for 60+ hours.
Scy_Anide: on Steam rather
TStodden: Take Super Mario 3D All Stars... Digital is ~$60 + tax... Physical (via Walmart) is ~$50 + tax...
EvilBadman: unless it goes Nintendo Hits, the best you'll see a nintendo game hit is like $40 USD
BrowneePoints: @LoadingReadyRun I worked at GameStop and we got screamed at for Nintendo's Prices nearly daily by customers
GreayStone: 100$ plus dlc & microctrasactions = 175-250 + microctrasactions 1-1000/month = corporate profit
EvilBadman: no console does that
RaklarLS: @Saunabath yeah. I got a new high end pc for €900 around the time this generation came out (ps4 etc), and I still haven't needed to upgrade. I might get one like 2 years into this new gen to play the ports. If I were to buy the console and 10 games, I'd have paid more than the new pc :(
TheMandrew: i figured paul had a switch, seeing as he did yoshi's crafted world on Play it Forward
CryptiEX: And that;s why the digital editions are to be warned against
Snowcookies: BrowneePoints: oh no
RandomTrivia: Physical copies that you can just give to your friends has been a reliable Nintendo principle
EightBitDreams: Xbox One was going to do that, they got slammed
dylan16807: sometimes there's a pack-in DLC code
Toxxick: ^
Lafajet: Xbox was going to initially, I guess
EvilBadman: Digitals lock to the "primary console" or your account if online
MaladyDark: I have 50/50 cartridge to physical. XboxONE was supposed to so that but they backed down
LastBurning: Just don't buy consoles. The games are not that good anyway.
Raiz0k: Oh yeah!
BrowneePoints: Xbox One was going to do it and the internet collapsed on them
Izandai: PrideLaugh
LordZarano: Also if you want backwards compatibility to play classic games, PC had by far the most titles that still work on modern hardware
wintertempest: PC CD-keys tied to accounts
muondecay: Sony made those really cheeky ads for sharing games when that happened
MousseFilledCat: The PS4 has a big announcement where they didn’t do that.
Izandai: Play It Forward BOTW?
Lord_Hosk: Tiber727 The cost of production isnt fixed though, Higher cost for employees, both in salary and benefits and length of time. Games take longer to develop now because of increased complexity and graphical design.
RockPusher: gabyLul
kusinohki: can I borrow the office switch?? :P
Brozard: With two next-gen systems that have options that forgo physical media, will GameStop finally die?
EightBitDreams: THen you can claim it on your taxes
Snowcookies: It is your business, Paul
EvilBadman: its ur business
Stoffern: Get with the program Paul! Steal shit!
MaladyDark: you do own part of the company, therefor you own part of a switch
RockPusher: no chairs remain
Brozard: I watched that today
RandomTrivia: lrrWOW LUL
Izandai: I mean... Paul co-owns LRR, right? If LRR owns a Switch, doesn't that just mean Paul owns a Switch?
Raiz0k: Wait, the last AskLRR was "European"?
GamesAndInk: You told us on a previous Checkpoint+ Heather :P
RaklarLS: @wintertempest returning games isn't really a thing in many countries though
Wolfstrike_NL: Stealing stuff from the office is normal...right?
Saunabath: I mean, you've made streaming your job Paul. Use the company assets, that's what they're for.
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Tiber727: @Lord_Hosk I mean fixed in the sense that once the game is complete, your expenditures are almost the same if you sell 1 copy vs 1 million copies.
MaladyDark: I know :p
ContingentCat: she definitly knows now
Raiz0k: Listen! To! Paul!
Izandai: Oh, yeah, that's a good point.
TheTekkieman: That is a dangerous road.
RockPusher: that's called embezzling
Foxmar320: Its everyone but Kathleen, Paul, Graham and Alex were taking things I think
ShaneLeeAtk: That's how felonies happen.
CryptiEX: Slippery slope, slippery slope...
RandomTrivia: Here's a funny! (do not do this)
chesul: that's how you end up getting sued for your personal assets.
PharaohBender27: That's how *corruption* happens
Robot_Bones: Paul - Switch - Indefinite, there you go. all you need to write
Astra7525: you mean... what the AAA videogame industry is doing allegedly...
RockPusher: that often has tax implications
DigitalSeahorse: wage theft from your workers is also a bad thing to get into
jamesk902: Corporations are a separate legal person from their owners after all.
TStodden: I'll admit to taking 2 chairs from my previous job as they were shutting down my site (& lost my job in the process).
EightBitDreams: I am starting a company. Every damn thing I buy for the company, I buy with its own bank account, I keep in a different room in my apartment
ContingentCat: taxes are complicates
Raiz0k: Yeah, same thing in at least some EU countries.
EightBitDreams: I have a business PC and a gaming PC
Raiz0k: And that's explicitly to prevent corruption.
EightBitDreams: Both just as powerful
Izandai: PrideLaugh Yeah, fair point.
RaklarLS: that's embezzlement :o
Lord_Hosk: Tiber727 True, but that base cost is higher today than it was 30 years ago but the single copy price is nearly the same and while there are more gamers and some games sell more, thats not universal
Robot_Bones: So you don't own Ben?
EightBitDreams: Embezelling you save file
accountmadeforants: What office Switch? You mean Paul's Switch? The Switch he always had? Kappa
MaladyDark: man. I want to mail you guys some stuff, but I don't think you're checking the mail.
gibbousm: Why is it only Paper Fight? What about Rock Fight? Or Scissors Fight?
GreayStone: sync fanning session
Raiz0k: Of course, some companies have the same corporate identity and physical identity as the founding person(s). But that's an exception that proves (both ways) the rule.
Astra7525: new stream format with Beej? "How not to accidentally commit tax fraud with your company"
RockPusher: Magic™ with Seals
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RandomTrivia: Smooth plug there lrrBEEJ
RockPusher: !gant
ContingentCat: !gant
LRRbot: Yorri, no!
Izandai: oh boy
ShaneLeeAtk: !next
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Scy_Anide: TTSF would be scissor fight, and Mine O'Clock for rock fight I guess.
RockPusher: Yorri!
Orgmastron: LRRmans!
RockPusher: vrrroooom vrroooooom
DigitalSeahorse: GANT GANT.....but with less GANT this year
Pterodactal: !gant
RaklarLS: I can have breakfast to lrrmans, sweet!
RandomTrivia: At the wonderfully comfortable time of 1PM BST
gibbousm: Could someone explain the LRR Mans?
RockPusher: I have my snacks now - my body is ready!
Vanbael: GANT GANT
MaladyDark: he tweeted a picture. i saw a ramp truck.
Invitare: GAN'T GAN'T
I_Am_Clockwork: Gant gant?
Izandai: @gibbousm 24 hour-long race
I_Am_Clockwork: Gant gant!
Arium26: Is it Gant Gant o'clock already?
SnackPak_: Thanks, Beej
ShaneLeeAtk: Nice, Beej
ContingentCat: wait a different course? what if there's no GANT GANT
kusinohki: he's using his personal car he said
TStodden: Finally the LRRmans this year!
RockPusher: He's driving the Mini - but we have traffic this year
DigitalSeahorse: there is no GANT so CAN'T CAN'T?
Izandai: @gibbousm Based on a real race called 24 Hours of Le Mans
Lafajet: I don't know what you mean, 2 PM CET seems like a very reasonable starting time to me Kappa
Raiz0k: That's 14:00 CEST, excellent time to wake up and start watching ;).
RandomTrivia: lrrIAN and lrrCORI will be confined to the chair
RaklarLS: beej in a hazmat suit visit
Tiber727: @Lord_Hosk It's not. While there are obviously risks, they would not be spending as much as they are and the companies would not be as big as they are if they were not already making money. Yes, costs for companies *are* going up, but I think it's overstated to justify more profits.
accountmadeforants: Parsec it? And have the simultaneous controller thing on. :p
RandomTrivia: Cori will be the entertainer half of the equation, much like DB does
MaladyDark: cori's humour is delightful.... and wierd
Raiz0k: So, essentially, Cori is a cat?
Saunabath: I've tried the cars Ian has said will be there. It's going to be interesting
LathosTiran: going to fast in the pit
LordZarano: Ian is using his own car this year
gibbousm: is the Circuit de la Sarthe in Assetto Corsa?
ContingentCat: or doing the Stark Straightaway
Scy_Anide: And next year, LRR Mans with The Device!
RandomTrivia: This is the first of 2 DesertBusLite events in the coming weeks
Snowcookies: and DQing the car
Jgirl13245: I love how you guys have the nintendo fans
MaladyDark: :D
ContingentCat: yeah that was impressive
Jgirl13245: *has that same squido one*
kusinohki: Matt Griffins DQ last year was quite impressive
RockPusher: surprised, ashamed and proud - the Beej story
accountmadeforants: I mean the signs were there, considering you also managed to kill some other drivers.
DigitalSeahorse: lrrBEEJ lrrIAN
ContingentCat: @kusinohki that was the same DQ method
gibbousm: so....is anyone taking shifts with Ian or is it just him for 24 hours?
Jgirl13245: I also have an animal crossing fan from back when mynintendo is a thing.
RandomTrivia: Not pictured on the schedule: "Ian sleeps for 12 hours"
LordZarano: wait, how did beej dq with dqs off?
Jgirl13245: Hey beej- what fan is that?
RaklarLS: that has been a nice playthrough
Raiz0k: Oooh, clippable moment following "don't tell them" Cori's Rhytm Cafe remark.
DigitalSeahorse: lrrALEX
kusinohki: @LordZarano speeding in the pit lane I believe
Jgirl13245: Can we have a closeup of the bamboo fans?
MaladyDark: @gibbousm Cori is allowing Ian some sleep. but for health and safety reasons, no one else will be in the office
Snowcookies: Yay Dice Friends
LordZarano: huh
Jgirl13245: Precious bamboo fans. <3
iris_of_ether: My last Desert Bus mini for this year is a tiny Andy :)
ContingentCat: oh yeah that was good
Booster6: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week, Zendikar Rising Sealed! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PDT (1:14 from now).
DigitalSeahorse: HypeBigfoot1 HypeOni5 HypeUnicorn1 HypeDragon3
RandomTrivia: Pax ChunkPunch was great
Joalni: The contest was great!
TimeToFry: My favourite part of that was when they dug the hole
RandomTrivia: Spoiler warning: Serge gets shafted by RNG
RockPusher: slytqSpoon jlrrPunch
the777s: RIP 3DS :(
Snowcookies: it's still going
ContingentCat: are all the LRR pax panels going up on the LRR channel?
Raiz0k: Nice.
Astra7525: I tried to find the Panalysts VOD, but couldn't find it...
kusinohki: paxalysts... my internet crapped out on me. misremembered the time for the q&a. so yeah, looking forward to youtube
MaladyDark: talking sim is great. despite the boobs
RandomTrivia: Cam's Descent into Madness Simulator
Pterodactal: Play It Forward 2
Zappeljakob: Let's Talk Nope
chesul: lets talk.
Robot_Bones: Talking Nope
wintertempest: no talking
Izandai: Made of Sker or Made of Scare?
Izandai: shit
Raiz0k: Nah, The Reflections are not that scary.
Ignatiuspants: Those look like the zombies from Ocarina of Time
DigitalSeahorse: slytqSpirit slytqSpirit slytqSpirit
Izandai: Maid of Sker or Made of Scare?
ContingentCat: @Astra7525 it was on PAX 2 sunday at 11:45 eastern if that helps find it
RandomTrivia: What do the spoops mean?
Raiz0k: Hahah, Paul. "Reflect", you say?
krorkle: Where the spoops have no name.
kusinohki: and both bleed over into W&P territory on occasion
TimeToFry: Oh damn, nice!
Raiz0k: Oooooh.
Lafajet: It's not so much spooops as general existential dread I'd say
Ignatiuspants: lrrSPOOP Spoops!
LurkerSpine: Among Us is great
Astra7525: It seems Among Us is the new hotness after Fall Guys
Snowcookies: spoopy
ContingentCat: oh good, I was watching Kate play that and I was thinking it would be good for that
RockPusher: benginTraitor benginTraitor benginTraitor
DoodlestheGreat: Adam was playing it today.
7gorobei: adam had a day 1 victory today
Izandai: ^
Snowcookies: Can't wait for the Rustproof Bee Shed
Izandai: He did, it was insane.
MaladyDark: I kinda hope the next play it forward is a chill cute one. too many spoopy games
RomanGoro: !sus beej
Muddy_Thunder is gifting 5 Tier 1 Subs to LoadingReadyRun's community! They've gifted a total of 7 in the channel!
Muddy_Thunder gifted a Tier 1 sub to RomanGoro!
Muddy_Thunder gifted a Tier 1 sub to TheKingInGreen!
Muddy_Thunder gifted a Tier 1 sub to Sand101Bouncy!
Muddy_Thunder gifted a Tier 1 sub to Toesmasher89!
Muddy_Thunder gifted a Tier 1 sub to ixiandoom!
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for the gifts, Muddy_Thunder! Welcome to RomanGoro, TheKingInGreen, Sand101Bouncy, Toesmasher89, and ixiandoom! (Today's storm count: 45)
RandomTrivia: I hope I'm not the only person who hears the trumpet sting after Bronzefinger
Jgirl13245: Whoah.
Raiz0k: @RandomTrivia : of course you're not :).
Izandai: If anyone wants to see Adam win Among Us in one day, 4:30:50 into this VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/744758093
Raiz0k: ONE Abraham-Lincoln sized horse.
RomanGoro: Thanks, Muddy_Thunder but it's just kinda baffling?
ContingentCat: constible horse nixon
Ignatiuspants: Constable Horse Nixon
Zappeljakob: horse nixxon
PharaohBender27: Constable Horse Nixon!
chaostreader: ^
RandomTrivia: This sounds like a DB bit
Ignatiuspants: I rewatch Feed Dump every month or so
Muddy_Thunder: @RomanGoro maybe it literally expired as i gifted the subs?
Hewdra: hewwo
RomanGoro: Muddy_Thunder Probably, yeah, I guess I'll pay it forward
Raiz0k: Oh yeah, it is.
Izandai: PrideLaugh
RockPusher: lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart
Raiz0k: Speaking of dumps, Paul's done a good one on the chat xD.
RandomTrivia: The most overt stealth-burn
RomanGoro: Muddy_Thunder I have an email from literally 30 minutes ago saying that I'd been unsubbed because payment failed
Muddy_Thunder: @RomanGoro wow, well weird...
RandomTrivia: How do you make a Junior Roll? Push them down a hill
Robot_Bones: A hot dog???
DoodlestheGreat: We'll make it one, paul.
caineweathers: how do i get a gift sub anyway? is it random?
Hewdra: Beej unhinging his jaw to consume chat
RandomTrivia: @caineweathers When a person gifts subs to a community, it first looks for viewers who aren't subbed and assigns them randomly
TheMerricat gifted a Tier 1 sub to caineweathers! They have given 2661 Gift Subs in the channel!
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, caineweathers! (Today's storm count: 46)
TheMerricat: Like that @caineweathers :)
RomanGoro is continuing the Gift Sub they got from Muddy_Thunder!
caineweathers: @TheMerricat oh wow thank you so much!
RandomTrivia: @caineweathers Sometimes a kind soul will have you covered
Hewdra: oh dang
DoodlestheGreat: !storm
LRRbot: Today's storm count: 46 (new subscribers: 9, returning subscribers: 37, new patrons: 0), bits cheered: 1187, new followers: 24
MaladyDark: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
PharaohBender27: Thanks for the stream, lrrBEEEJ , lrrPAUL , and lrrHEATHER ! lrrHEART
RockPusher: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
caineweathers: thats so nice of you!
DoodlestheGreat: See you folks later!
Nigouki: thanks for the stream!
MaladyDark: it's good to see ya'll
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
RandomTrivia: Thanks lrrBEEJ lrrPAUL and lrrHEATHER !
Ignatiuspants: Bye...!
vmob: thanks for streaming!
Ignatiuspants: Take care, everybody!
vmob: good bing!
ContingentCat: and in the meantime if you haven't seen it there's a new Gvlog
Raiz0k: Thank you! lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
TheMerricat: Chat, you all are awesome. Be well, be safe, and be happy! I'm off to Skyrim to intimidate more bandits :)
DigitalSeahorse: :D pegaBooty pegaBooty pegaBooty
Joalni: With a seaplane! @ContingentCat
Raiz0k: At least you're finally awake Merricat.
TheMerricat: HahaNutcracker
TheMerricat: :)
Raiz0k: :)
arty021: one hour to paper magic chat?
Raiz0k: (sneaks off to the Glowing Sea with Curie)
Joalni: @arty021 Apparently it's Arena with the new set.
breadisbest1: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week, Zendikar Rising Sealed! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PDT (1:02 from now).
Juliamon: BYE PAUL
SnackPak_: Bye Paul
RockPusher: lrrSPOOP
Tomasu82: bye cookie monster
Lucien0451: Goodbye Paul
Nigouki: aaaaaaaaaa
Vanbael: Bye paul
Sogheim: holy crap!
Orgmastron: BYE PAUL
v_nome: Goodbye Paul\
Joalni: Jump scare!
ContingentCat: bye Paul
DigitalSeahorse: bwaaa! bye Paul
KV1NN4: I jumped XD
Angnor33: Bye Paul!
CastleOtranto: Well, I peed
DigitalSeahorse: lrrPAUL lrrSPOOP
LoadingReadyRun: lrrPAUL lrrPAUL_SG
DigitalSeahorse: pegaSass
Raiz0k: Good day/afternoon/evening/night everyone. And may your $time be as much filled with whimsy as Pauly Monster's goodbye!
gnome_friend: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week, Zendikar Rising Sealed! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PDT (52m from now).
gnome_friend: !advice
LRRbot: Grab coins and don't get electrocuted.