DeM0nFiRe: !advice
LRRbot: Walk around the fire.
DeM0nFiRe: !findquote walk
LRRbot: Quote #5087: "I walk over to the person being crushed and say 'This must be very novel for you.'" —Kathleen [2018-06-18]
beowuuf: Remember there was homework everyone!
PixelArtDragon: !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 PST (5m from now).
PharaohBender27: Ahoy-hoy and Happy New Year, everyone! PrideWave
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kristwist: Is this live?
LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> New year, who dis? It's Chillpoint! Come hang out with Beej, Heather and Paul and chat about the week's gaming news! http://twitch.tv/loadingreadyrun 📷 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqraszmU0AA4b1n.jpg || https://www.twitter.com/loadingreadyrun/status/1345128214969008128
PharaohBender27: Does the music sound warped to anyone else?
Manae: lrrSIGNAL
MostCallMe__Tim: @PharaohBender27 yeah....
lirazel64: Wheee!
matthaus_c: s i g n a l
Manae: Nope, don't think so, Pharaoh
MostCallMe__Tim: thought it was like an odd mix
PharaohBender27: OK, going to try a refresh
Earthenone: yes, but i can never tell if thats how its meant to be or not lol
beowuuf: I have it turned down for the moment, cool as bgc is!
beowuuf: twitch has been glitching over the last little bit, could be to do with that if you left the window open from earlier
GapFiller: did wonder abt that after having it earlier
DeM0nFiRe: Yeah occasionally twitch today will just forget a channel exists and immediately kick you off both chat and the stream itself
squirrelworks11: Always appreciate some BGC
GapFiller: had to refresh so much due to bits not loading just ended up closing the browser
LunarJade: Happy New Year chT!
matthaus_c: is stream weirdness better or worse than chat suddenly stopping and making you feel completely alone *thinky emoji*
GapFiller: which seemed to do it
LunarJade: *CHAT
LunarJade: dang it keyboard
matthaus_c: happy new years, Heather!
RockPusher: It's not unusual to get warped music at stream start - Twitch adjusts the playback rate to get the initial buffer size to where it thinks it should be
LunarJade: Lp
GapFiller: LunarJade hai Heather
LunarJade: :p
Earthenone: is chT hustle chat?
Laurence72: to be fair, chat can sometimes be cht
beowuuf: happy new year heather :)
PharaohBender27: Happy New Year, @LunarJade !
DoodlestheGreat: Hewwo.
RockPusher: Pause and resume usually corrects it
RockPusher: lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart
GapFiller: LunarJade and Happy 10 Years too
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GapFiller: sadly dont having any tin for the occasion
Manae: I made cold-brew earl grey like Beej talked about the other day. It looks weak as all hell, but he was right: the spices more than make up for it
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sevenishmagpies: oooo cold brew earl grey yes
matthaus_c: also first sub hype bolt of the year!
squirrelworks11: any second now!
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matthaus_c: anniversdery is a top notch portmanteau
Laurence72: TODAY!
CAKHost: Happy New Years chat!
PharaohBender27: Oh, that's what @GapFiller meant by "10 years" :D
TheAinMAP: lrrDOTS lrrCIRCLE lrrARROW
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
beowuuf: hey all!
RockPusher: Uh oh - Heather is sizing us up…
TheAinMAP: Hello.
CAKHost: Nice freeze frame, Beej!
GapFiller: good evening and Happy Neu Ears lrrPAUL lrrBEEEJ lrrHEATHER lrrHEART
matthaus_c: I see Heather is already... measuring up to the new year
squirrelworks11: Why aren't Beej and Heather in the same room?
PharaohBender27: @squirrelworks11 They are, though
DeM0nFiRe: They are I think
GapFiller: squirrelworks11 because
Mr_Dirty: They will be once beej starts to talk with his hands
beowuuf: they are, it just loosk split squirrel :)
the_sub_ocean: certainly one of my favorites :)
TheInnsanity: the best stream the exact 3 of you do
GapFiller: the_sub_ocean hai Lindsay
matthaus_c: it's the stream where we get both Paul and Heather, that's rare
the_sub_ocean: hi GapFiller!
Violentfrog: pod show
squirrelworks11: wha!!!! How does Beej have such long arms?????
richard_ermen: Why do you use the Paul-Portal? Get a room, you two xD
GapFiller: also Paul is the Founder and must be front und centre
matthaus_c: what does the pod in podcast actually mean
TheAinMAP: Whatever type of show this is.
GapFiller: Paul has to be in the middle cz Top Billing an ting
Violentfrog: man I just made a new term for myself. Rewatch with love is totally a Pod Show
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beowuuf: it's because itunes leaned on ipod / podcast despite the fact it was snagging rss feeds for show that existed before the ipod did :p
Loonatic93: Lately, Heather, all of my favorite streams have seem to be featuring you lately. Between, Not a Drop to Drink, and your No Straight Roads playthrough.
PharaohBender27: @matthaus_c Maybe it's a reference to iPods? As in you listen to them on your iPod?
Loonatic93: Na-PAUL Black?
RockPusher: PrideLGBTea
johkmil: It’s not a broadcast when it is only sent to an iPod, I guess.
Simonark: Plantation
TheInnsanity: gunpowder tea?
GapFiller: hurr podcast has been a part of the lexicon long enough now that its origins have become obscure
beowuuf: i mean you can't get broader than a file online :p
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GapFiller: thats another ting to make me feel old
GamesAndInk: "Garden" or "plantation"
Violentfrog: my favourite is Dancong Oolong. Tastes like honey and flowers
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GamesAndInk: I'd watch it
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TStodden could go for some Darjeeling...
squirrelworks11: Beej, your hair is getting outrageous
TemporallyAwry: PrideLGBTea is a good topic!
GapFiller: this year I did not ring in the Neu Year w/ a cold as I haved tended to do in previous years so 2021 is already lookin up
CranstonSnord: welcome to Teapoint
Violentfrog: I have a Kenyan black that's really good right now
beowuuf: the t in checkpoint stands for 'tea'
PharaohBender27: ShowLove2021 Happy New Year!
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elah806: Hey now "never quite get there" implies Star Citizen has ever been close to finished
PharaohBender27: katesLol
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
Bronzefinger: Thanks for the 2020MaskUp @pharaohbender27
GapFiller: squirrelworks11 if anything his hair looks pretty restrained today
beowuuf: lack of travel and social distancing does measn i haven't been inflicted with a cold on the coach just before a busy start of year, true
GapFiller: yeh its 'homework' now according to all the cool kids
dormouss: That checkpoint was awesome!
TheInnsanity: show so nice, you intro it twice
beowuuf: but that intro led better in to 'this is checkpoint' :p
GapFiller: gotta say liking Beejs emergent character arc in latter day CP+
richard_ermen: Did Heather just do the Intro to HeatherPoint?
GapFiller: 5 games non of which have been released
DeM0nFiRe: Technically Star Citizen still encompasses 0 actual games
PharaohBender27: I only just noticed the lower chyron with the correction tqsLol
GapFiller: which is pretty good going
richard_ermen: StarCitizen isn't even one game, if compared to other games like Elite:Dangerous and other comparable games.
GapFiller: DeM0nFiRe OH shots fired
TheInnsanity: spin during
GamesAndInk: Squadron 42 and Star Citizen, but Star Citizen has both a ground and space arena mode... so 4 games?
beowuuf: that correction is basically going to be how every bit of paper that needs a date written on it will look for the next month. At least for me
BlightningHelix: Squadron 42 was supposed to be part of Star Citizen.
Capt_clown: Star Citizen is a fancy landing page for a non-existent game
BlightningHelix: But had to be sort of exercised into its own game
LordZarano: Star Citizen has been released. In many Alpha/Beta forms
CAKHost: The Pre-pre-pre-planning meeting is done?
MousseFilledCat: Huh
GapFiller: LordZarano so technically still unreleased then
glmdgrielson: Star Citizen is such an elaborate scam, it feels like, right now.
QuietJay: The Star Citizen Persistent Universe is the MMO portion, Squadron 42 is the single player story.
PharaohBender27: @glmdgrielson Yeah, that's my sense, too
Snowcookies: Hello, I'm late
squirrelworks11: Beej, if someone sent you a hair trimmer at mailtime, would you use it?
TheInnsanity: Star Citizen is mostly a scam, but they felt bad so they're actually going to make a game too
richard_ermen: Star Citizen is the Far West of Videogames. A nice idea that never will be completed.
Capt_clown: Star Citizen is the Foxconn of video games
GapFiller: squirrelworks11 why wd he? thatd ruin his fantastic barnet
LordZarano: At this point Star Citizen is mostly a YouTube show about Star Citizen development
RockPusher: Roadmaps all the way down
GapFiller: theres surely gotta be a point where Star Citizen allegedly becomes 'too big to fail'
Laurence72: I mean, while I find the length of build time quite comical, even Duke Nukem Forever got made, so who knows? It's 2021, I'm gonna try to be more optimistic
glmdgrielson: @GapFiller, it crossed that point five years ago.
Creideiki_SE: Maybe they'll spin off their roadmap software as a competitor to Trello?
Mai_Andra: shigiHype shigiHype shigiHype shigiHype
PharaohBender27: @Laurence72 Yeah, but Duke Nukem Forever . . . wasn't very good
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JDogg2K4: Or ever.
Capt_clown: it's not a "fraud" if you never plan to move beyond just Development...
Laurence72: @PharaohBender27 Oh, totally.
Koios7: Duke Nukem Forever was ok. The real issue was that it had to come out in order for anything to be done with Duke in the future
TheMerricat: doh! I didn't get a calendar reminder that chillpoint was happening...
glmdgrielson: Star Citizen is a wonderful scam!
MrUglama: almost a pyramid scheme
Laurence72: I mean, they've found their business model?
richard_ermen: I mean, they make money.
JDogg2K4: They are making money off of it
richard_ermen: They sell virtual ships.
glmdgrielson: I have to wonder about the people that still have faith in it.
Laurence72: There are worse things to contribute money to (not many, but better this than say, Scientology?)
Capt_clown: Star Citizen is Aurora Borioulis, in the kitchen, at this time of year...And no you can't see it
LordZarano: It's an early access game with macrotransactions
PharaohBender27: @glmdgrielson Sunk cost fallacy?
Zephyr256k: As of the 3.12 patch in December, the StarCitizen PU has at least a rough draft of all the systems needed for Squadron 42
InquisitorGaia: i joined the kickstarter for starcitizen and im so feckin angry that it itsnt out yet
GamesAndInk: They're substantial updates, but not VERY substantial?
richard_ermen: @glmdgrielson People don't like to be reminded that they make bad decisions. As such, they rather claim to have made a good decision, like : "No SC is good, and it'll be released any day now!"
Capt_clown: @inquisitorgaia You've been had my dude
InquisitorGaia: @Capt_clown i know
InquisitorGaia: at this point i figure ill never get a game
DeM0nFiRe: I bought like the base alpha for star citizen just before they split squadron 42, and like walked around a little bit. Then several years later I installed it again and walked around a bit more and somehow it was worse than it was years ago
glmdgrielson: Right, right, sunk cost fallacy.
Capt_clown: Just call it Snake Oil; the video game
Laurence72: "players"
RockPusher: Maybe it is just a big old money laundering operation?
InquisitorGaia: its barley a playable game
7gorobei: the player numbers may just be from the free weekend
richard_ermen: I mean, it's the ultimate early access, isn't it?
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Invitare: This is why sometimes Publishers aren't actually a bad thing to have around
Capt_clown: @rockpusher Yes.
Snowcookies: I think the devs are scope creeping
matthaus_c: microtransactions since alpha
richard_ermen: @RockPusher That was actually an assumption at the start of it, because the roberts brothers were implicated in money laundering before, but nothing has surfaced since then.
InquisitorGaia: they have been @Snowcookies since the begining
RockPusher: sergeScopeCreep
glmdgrielson: @Snowcookies, you're assuming they knew when to stop in the first place.
LordZarano: @Snowcookies You think?
Capt_clown: Bernie Madoff; The Game
BusTed: Beta as a Product
Electrodyne: "Is this game better than Starflight?" [Yes/No]
Decaped: Rich people don't care if they lose money on their hobbies. That is the summation of star citizen.
QuietJay: 'Alpha' has become 'Beta' and 'Beta' has become playable demo.
Capt_clown: @decaped 100%
InquisitorGaia: but this game hasnt even reached beta, from the point of view of someone who "owns" this "game" it shouldnt be in alpha yet, theres not enough content
Laurence72: Honest question -- how does SC currently stack up to No Man's Sky at its launch?
TheMerricat: To be fair, though not applicable to Star Citizen, there are a million and one projects out there that I would love to play that I'm willing to play even if it were in "early access alpha" stage, just because I want to help them make sure it becomes reality and I know it might not if they didn't have support. See Minecraft.
GapFiller: gotta wonder if weve passed the point where itll never be released cz if its ever released the scales will drop ala Wizard of Oz
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InquisitorGaia: @Laurence72 no mans sky was better
GamesAndInk: OH no it is DEFINITELY alpha
LordZarano: From what I've seen the spaceship racing minigame in SC looks basically finished and could be released as it's own game right now
GamesAndInk: It has zero performance or quality control on any feature yet
Laurence72: @InquisitorGaia Thank you
InquisitorGaia: ^
Capt_clown: why pay game testers when you can get people to pay you to do it?
Loonatic93: I think that governmental organizations like the FTC need to start looking into this. It almost feels like false advertising, or at least misleading advertising at this point.
ranknullity: stability/performance/bugginess isn't necessarily the same thing as alpha/beta-ness, though, those are about intent to fix
TheMerricat: @Loonatic93 To the obverse they are being extremely transparent that what they are doing with the money they are receiving.
Loonatic93: @TheMerricat I'm not talking about Star Citizen in particular. I'm referring to the practice in general. Not all of these developers are as "transparent" as they are.
TheMerricat: Failure to launch is not an actionable condition. Even if Star Citizen never comes out, I doubt anyone would be able to get their money back via lawsuit.
InquisitorGaia: heather, this is eventually supposed to be a mmo, but there simply isnt enough anything to do in it
chaotic_good_ferret: happy new year
GapFiller: as iirc has been touched on inna way Cyberpunk 2077 was the best ting that cdve happend for SC as theyll forever be able to stall people by pointing at that
LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> Some fun year end stats from Twitch. In 2020 we streamed for 2060 hours, to 340,000 unique viewers who watched 68.2 million minutes. During which time 1.79 million chat messages were sent, and 22,000 clips created. | NEAT! Thanks to everyone who tuned in this year. || https://www.twitter.com/loadingreadyrun/status/1345134513693683712
LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> And here are some similar YouTube (Across 3 channels) numbers. With just shy of 23 million views, y'all spent 8 million hours watching our YouTube videos, all while leaving over 80,000 comments. I'm sure most were very nice :) And finally we added 27,100 subscribers to our ranks. || https://www.twitter.com/loadingreadyrun/status/1345134514431905793
Capt_clown: ever see The Producers? It's that.
Loonatic93: I'm not talking Lawsuits at this point. I'm talking policies and maybe even Legislature action.
accountmadeforants: This is why I definitely won't try Baldur's Gate 3 until it's actually released.
GapFiller: "nono we cant release cz look at Cyberpunk"
glmdgrielson: @TheMerricat, I'm wondering what you could do to take action?
Simonark: @Capt_clown Yeah, but without Zero Mostel deserving an Oscar.
Capt_clown: @simonark 🤣🤣🤣 So painful true
TheMerricat: @Loonatic93 consider the Cyberpunk situation, how would the FTC even be able to intervene there outside of what's already been implemented by CPR, Sony, and Microsoft?
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Angreed66: The secret is all games fall into three catergories: idle, clicker, and rhythm games.
elah806: My rock? Eroded
InquisitorGaia: @accountmadeforants to play devils advocate, larian has a track record of actually making and finishing their games, where as star citizen has a track record of feature creep
richard_ermen: Star Citizen will survive us all.
LordZarano: That's also why Season Passes exist. To get people to preorder the DLC before they even know if they like the game
TheMerricat: ^^^^
7gorobei: a lot of DLC is keeping employees who are at different stages of the pipeline employed. modelers and previz finish first so unless there is another project right away they will get laid off. dlc asap keeps them busy
AshBurnem: Thanks for the 2020Shred @flufff42
accountmadeforants: InquisitorGaia Oh, this wasn't related to Star Citizen at all, just the "not interested in early access" bit Paul was talking about.
Loonatic93: @TheMerricat Again, I'm not talking about the here and now. I am asking about future policy changes and potential Legislation to stop anti-consumer activity like this.
ranknullity: star citizen - the yellowstone supervolcano of the games industry. It might never blow!
richard_ermen: I wonder, if, after the fall of capitalism, people will still get news about star citizen updates?
cuttlefishman: Are ships waifus
glmdgrielson: I think we're past the point where Star Citizen can be released without disappointing anybody.
Capt_clown: They likely are
GapFiller: feels like an application of the Overton Window
GapFiller: as long as SC exists lotta stuff that shd be Beyond the Pale will seem fair game
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LordZarano: There's Star Citizen streamers you can watch if you want to find out what state the game is in without giving them money
Bionull: So don't spend money on LoL, got it.
Simonark: Republican Think Tanks use the same business model as Star Citizen's fundraising...
InquisitorGaia: @accountmadeforants ah, makes sense early access is a wierd thing isnt it
TheMerricat: @Loonatic93 I get that, what I'm pointing out is that there is little here that could be implemented in policy that isn't already out there.
TStodden: It can't blows if it still sucks (money that is...)
Angreed66: People you know is a very narrow requirement to make a game a game
Creideiki_SE: @cuttlefishman That's Kantai Collection, not Star Citizen.
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richard_ermen: Wait, what if we all misunderstood SC and it actually stands for "Schrödingers Citizen"? A game that might be good, but we can't know, because we can't observe it, otherwise the waveform will collapse!
QuietJay: They have been integrating new tech, like Face Over IP to use your webcam to animate your avitar.
neacon: 2021, the quest or more money
LordZarano: BTW, DON'T go into Star Citizen streamers channels and talk about how the game is "never coming out"/"a scam". They get that A LOT
Ignatiuspants: I like the idea of a starship game, but I haven't seen anything yet to confirm for me that Star Citizen is worthwhile
TheMerricat: Chat which will reach full release state first? Star Citizen or Dwarf Fortress? I know which I'm willing to give money to.
GapFiller: also SC has still currently only been going for abt half as long as DNF was in dev
Simonark: Humanity will evolve to the point that it becomes ready for Star Citizen. But not yet.
InquisitorGaia: i would love to see some other company use the star citizen engine to make something else
cuttlefishman: DF has had playable states for 20 yrs
glmdgrielson: Dwarf Fortress is playable, and still worth playing.
GapFiller: TheMerricat thing is Dwarf Fortress feels slightly different
TStodden: Star Citizen makes stock market investments seem more sound...
7gorobei: star citizen has no plan, they just keep saying yes to whatever the fanbase suggest as a cool feature
glmdgrielson: Send money to the Toady One.
TheMerricat: @GapFiller Is that still true if you consider the time DNF lay fallow just being there instead of being actually worked on?
Loonatic93: @TheMerricat First of all, the head of someone like the FTC can do stuff to close loopholes (or like a certain hater of "net neutrality") decide to act in a pseudo Legislator. Secondly, just because there isn't anything they can can do now, doesn't mean there aren't ways to remedy things later.
Laurence72: Which will get finished first: Star Citizen, or A Song of Fire and Ice by GRRM?
thundercat2000: Yeah SC just seems real shady at this point.
richard_ermen: Whether or not it's a scam doesn't change anything anymore at this point.
CaptainSpam: I don't know... I'm seeing it as less of a scam and more of wildly misplaced optimism and mismanagement on the part of the devs.
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CaptainSpam: Still not something I'd want to get in on, but I'm not just saying auto-scam here.
thundercat2000: To me it's seems like it's become a horrible money pit that they can't walk away.
GapFiller: CaptainSpam thats a distinction w/o a difference
TStodden: @Laurence72 What about Organ^2/ASLSP? That still has like 600+ years left on it.
TheMerricat: @Loonatic93 what I'm pointing out has nothing to do with current policy and law. What I'm pointing out is that by NATURE of how this stuff works, there is _EXTREMELY_ little that the government could do about people who release 'unfiinished' games outside of going after them for stuff that already exists as law and or policy of the companies selling the games.
AbnormAnomaly: !uptime
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CaptainSpam: @GapFiller Well, the end result's the same, it's just a matter of malice or incompetence.
thundercat2000: Man nintendeo has had so many crazy ideas
GapFiller: CaptainSpam why blame the one when yr can blame the other eh
cuttlefishman: We don't doubt it exists, I just wnder how excited you were at the time it was announced
cuttlefishman: back in the 1920s
CastleOtranto: I still have that issue of Nintendo Power because I was just as enamored of that as Beej. I wanted it SO badly. For some reason.
TStodden: I have to side with Beej here... It was something I thought was cool to get, but never made it to market.
CaptainSpam: @GapFiller Whatever the case, I'm still not getting in on it either way, so it's ultimately moot as far as my perspective goes.
Graham_LRR: But is it FRAMED ON YOUR WALL, Beej?
richard_ermen: I for one really liked Beej's enthusiasm for it ^^
richard_ermen: So innocent =)
elkae: G with the important Q
Laurence72: Graham with the real questions
GapFiller: Graham_LRR hai G lrrGRAHAM
squirrelworks11: hi G-Money
cuttlefishman: G with hot take
the_sub_ocean: Yeah that's fair
PharaohBender27: katesLol lrrGRAHAM
Shoki_Donai: The truth comes out!
Decaped: that's why you get the 2nd copy.
thundercat2000: no he broke the wall!
cuttlefishman: Are they in dustcases
TheMerricat: My brother was exactly in the same position as Beej. Sadly all I have from my computer history is a stack of old Atari ST magazines that have been read over and over enough as a kid that they are falling apart.
NonUniqueGuy: I wish I still had my old Nintendo Power magazines.
Ignatiuspants: I have like a fraction of my old Nintendo Powers, on my shelves somewhere
sevenishmagpies: what if you got another copy so you can frame one?
Asoxa: Thanks for the 2020Celebrate @cmdrnuffin
Laurence72: is it?
Graham_LRR: You could sell that issue for... $15CDN on eBay
thundercat2000: I still have old disney adventure mags
Toquenuke: fibs and tomfoolery in chechpoint!?!
squirrelworks11: Is there going to be a Live tomorrow?
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TStodden: Sadly, the family library of NP was lost in floods & nature...
TheMerricat: Heather's face when she intentionally derails the conversation.... lrrAWESOME
RandomTrivia: 2020 time dilation?
Ignatiuspants: oh man. I wish I still had old Disney Adventures mags... those comics were great!
Mai_Andra: Silent Hill... slot machine... mtgngSus
GapFiller: cant really knock Beej here as a fellow owner of several boxes fulla Nineties video game magazines gathering dust innan attic somewhere
thundercat2000: yeah some get DA comics
Loonatic93: @TheMerricat You are right, there is nothing they can do NOW, with unfinished games that have been released AT THIS POINT. That was never been my argument. I am talking about steaming the flood of this B.S. happening in the future. And there is plenty that can be done there, if we had Legislatures and other Governmental Officials who actually gave a spit about customer's rights.
Agu_Sakku: got rid of all my video game magazines years ago. But I kept all my InQuest, scrye, and a few Duelist magazines.
HbombAndFriends: I also had that NP and vividly remembered reading about the Workboy. Thanks for talking about it.
thundercat2000: 1992.... i feel so old now.
GapFiller: okay now we're all gonna be thinkin abt the LRR internal shitposting fora so thanks Beej
squirrelworks11: Any spoilers for Live tomorrow?
Kazman20a: to compete with palm and the otheres
superprdez: @thundercat2000 I didn't exist then
GapFiller: squirrelworks11 no Live according to the schedule
thundercat2000: so did the gameboy cables predate USB?
PharaohBender27: @squirrelworks11 There isn't an episode of Live tomorrow
superprdez: hope that makes you feel better
squirrelworks11: :(
LordZarano: You can plug any usb keyboard into any Android phone and it just works if you want that kind of experience now
The_Phailhaus: Gameboy had all the peripherals
beowuuf: live is monthly and currently not scheduled
TheMerricat: I wonder if there is a digital Nintendo Power archive purchasable out there kinda like the old Dragon and Dungeons magazines lines that TSR published.
CaptainSpam: The Gameboy Camera. Shame about Perfect Dark's custom face mode...
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Loonatic93: @TheMerricat Also, I would like to point out that the U.S. had a director of the FCC who basically destroyed "Net Neutrality" despite what the laws currently were. (Not that I am advocating for any such actions.)
TStodden: The GBY cables DID predate USB (where USB 1.0 ws 1995-ish)
GapFiller: CaptainSpam yeh that was a shame but understandable
Ignatiuspants: there have been so many innovations in mobile devices in the last 25 years that have made the Work Boy less practical
ItsAstridEh: So back in the day everyone wanted a communication/productivity tool on their gaming device? Seems weird... Guess I'll go back to playing games on my communications/productivity tool.
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thundercat2000: the fact there was still a prototype is crazy
TStodden: The FCC directory in question is leaving... so Net Neutrality in the US could return...
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TheMerricat: @Loonatic93 I'm aware of Aijit's duplicity and the fact that he wouldn't have been able to do that if he didn't have a Republican Senate supporting him. I'm not going to get in politics ATM, I'm just going to say I think you an I are talking cross purposes, your responses aren't actually addressing what I'm trying to say so I don't think you are understanding me. Either way lets drop it for now.
thundercat2000: it's like the mad bubblier fron thundercats
richard_ermen: We need a BeejBoy-Gameboy variant!
MungoDude: kickstarter when?
Nahmbra: the GBA workboy just looked like the nGage to me.
Laurence72: make a wrist band to hold your game boy and the keyboard, and you'll have Nintendo Pipboy from Falliout
Loonatic93: @TheMerricat And your responses were actively ignoring what I was trying to say. But yeah, let's drop this.
DeM0nFiRe: I have like a little motorola laptop thing that is meant to be used with a motorola phone, but I used it with raspberry pi
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Lithobraker: When will financial markets start trading silicon chip futures? All the stories I hear about how chip prices fluctuate wildly and the high volumes makes it seem like something where companies would want to hedge.
TheMerricat: Chat, given what they are doing with the new Raspberry Pi 4 platform, you could definately make something in a Gameboy form factor.
richard_ermen: I had a Palm Pilot. It was rad at the time ^^
fuzzy_died: the Apple newton is from 1993
Electrodyne: I had an iPaq 3765 with foldable keyboard!!!
TheMerricat: They've already got a 'psudeo' Modern Amiga machine using the Raspberry 4 Compute platform. Runs modern apps and Amiga stuff in an emulator, looks 100% like my friends Amiga system on screen.
Gizmoloid: "Full" screen instead of "partial" screen? What's "partial" screen?
Electrodyne: Radioshack Zoomer?
PharaohBender27: I have to admit I've taken to using lrrBEEEJ 's term "pocket computer" to refer to my smartphone
MungoDude: wow Nokia predates Nintendo, they used to make toilet paper back before Nintendo was even making playing cards
Kazman20a: not a fan of apple these days, but I had one of those apple handheld back in the day
Scarbble: sailor mercury's tiny computer was the coolest thing ever back in the day
CaptainSpam: Not like it is now, where we all HATE that we have portable computers with us all the time. Kappa
Manae: Once again: the computer book from Inspector Gadget is what drove a lot of us, I bet
Laurence72: Growing up during the past 40-50 years has been amazing. Technology has come SO FAR
richard_ermen: Once again I require that we get giant-scren tech like in Evangelion first.
thundercat2000: but it does
sevenishmagpies: i still remember when i went to college and was like finally i can spend money however i want and worked overtime to buy a last gen palm pilot on ebay
CastleOtranto: Ow, my childhood
PharaohBender27: @Laurence72 Really, the past two centuries have been bonkers in terms of technological advancement, when you look at it
DeM0nFiRe: Who didn't pretend their calculator in elementary school was a computer?
thundercat2000: I remember my first computer... good old windows 95..
Lithobraker: I want a chording keyboard glove
TheMerricat: ^^^^^
Armstrong11139: It's kind of like board games, there's an inherent draw to technology that has that "toy factor"
Laurence72: @PharaohBender27 I can neither confirm or deny I have been alive that long :P
thundercat2000: power glove!
Fairgrim: Hard keyboards are very helpful as a disabled person
Armstrong11139: Where it's not just a flat slab with a touchscreen, where there's buttons and knobs to fiddle with
LordZarano: There was a homebrew app for the Nintendo DS that basically turned it into a tiny laptop
InquisitorGaia: @thundercat2000 first computer i had had win nt os
glmdgrielson: I'm waiting for the Workboy to wind up on the Internet Archive.
TheMerricat: I still have that installed on my DS @LordZarano
Kazman20a: just found my old newton from ~93?
squirrelworks11: I feel old... I remember it being a *big* deal when my family got the Win98 machine with a 4GB hard drive, Pentium processor, and something like 64MB of RAM
GapFiller: nice PJ's Beej
richard_ermen: Great Scott, Beej not only has huge arms, but a gigantic keyboard!
glmdgrielson: Bluetooth cartridge!
GapFiller: and a nice keyboard too
LordZarano: @TheMerricat me too probably. Haven't turned it on in awhile
squirrelworks11: Nice pants, Beejmans
thundercat2000: I remember when I found out about graphic cards
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accountmadeforants: For a while, getting the game with the keyboard was cheaper than getting a regular bluetooth keyboard. So I own one too.
glmdgrielson: Yaaaaaay, Fortnite.
Lithobraker: Thanks for the 2020Unity @mrsvcd
sevenishmagpies: @thundercat2000 i remember when i found out about sound cards lol
thundercat2000: Oh that thing....
DeM0nFiRe: I remember I learned that computer specs mattered because I was in a store ready to buy Mechwarrior 4 but couldnt because the family computer didnt have enough RAM
thundercat2000: ouch
Graham_LRR: The gift package gave me second-hand embarrassment for Epic, tbh
glmdgrielson: They sent you something, Graham?
Graham_LRR: No
tenthtechpriest: wait how old is this? oh no I'm turning to dust!
richard_ermen: I remember instsalling The Settlers 2 Gold, a 200mb game on my 300mb hard drive...
glmdgrielson: Oh, thank goodness.
Graham_LRR: I didn’t check the colours, hang on
TheMerricat: @squirrelworks11 Don't feel too old, I still remember my dad getting a new hole torn in him by my mother when he brought home our first 'real' computer, which was a ZX-81 computer kit that you had to solder together before you could use it. It sat on the kitchen table for six months before he broke down and paid another person on the Air Force base to do the soldering for him. :P
GapFiller: Graham_LRR was it sympathetic embarrassment or scornful embarrassment?
tenthtechpriest: both?
richard_ermen: Or using TURBO MODE on my pentium 1, which overheated the device from 40 to 44mhz xD
Lithobraker: Can they legally even make the colors in the correct order?
Graham_LRR: Colours are wrong, confirmed
thundercat2000: depends
glmdgrielson: They should be able to, Lithobraker?
MungoDude: the colour order looks to be upside down and missing the blue
MrSVCD: @TheMerricat I built a replica zx81 last year :)
TheMerricat: @Lithobraker I'm sure they could but that'd open them up to another apple lawsuit even if it were legal :D
DeM0nFiRe: Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I thought at this point Epic is suing to try to be able to make their own store for ios?
BlightningHelix: I don't think #freefortnite is actually about fortnite. I think it's about getting the EGS onto apple/android.
thundercat2000: Epic is being so petty
richard_ermen: The important question is: How likely can I get the KFC PC to make McDonalds-Nuggets inside it instead?
Graham_LRR: Kathleen wrote that one
TheMerricat: @MrSVCD I keep seeing them being advertised for $50 and keep wondering if that'd be a good thing to learn soldering on. How did it go?
glmdgrielson: Epic, get off your high horse.
Laurence72: So, to make money, one must be a lawyer, or a merch creator =P
thundercat2000: Epic thought they were big enough to fight Apple.....
thundercat2000: and that people would care
GapFiller: this just makes Epic less sympathetic really as theyre pushing their userbase as part of their product ala Uber
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Earthenone: as far as i know all that has come out of this fued is annoying the hell out of a friend of mine who works in apple customer support
Mr_Dirty: lrrCHKN_SF KFC > Epic?
TStodden wished TenCent execs would give Tim Sweeny a severe pimpslap...
RealGamerCow: Epic/Samsung/Spike Lee joint
Decaped: annoying apple users is a reward in itself.
TheMerricat: @TStodden that's assuming it isn't them who are pushing this.
thundercat2000: poppey's better then KFC
MrSVCD: @TheMerricat It went well, I build a zx80 the year before. https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/sinclair/minstrel3.html
TheMerricat: Super cool :-) @MrSVCD
glmdgrielson: Oh yeah, the cartridge heating thing is interesting.
Mr_Dirty: But does Popeyes have a gaming pc?
Laurence72: Which is hotter, these heat boosted NESs, or the KFConsole?
DeM0nFiRe: I wonder if that run would ever be at a GDQ. I have a feeling they probably would never want to allow heat near the consoles at an event LUL
v_nome: 80 C?
DeM0nFiRe: Maybe they can do it in a remote event and someone can cook their own console
Lithobraker: Thermal noise baby!
GapFiller: who needs the KFConsole when yr can just overheat yr Fami eh
v_nome: damn that's crazy hot
SalsaDraugur: I checked how people are using the freefortnite tag and I'm very disapointed
thundercat2000: Speedrunning is culture I cannot for the life of me understand.
TStodden: I'm just blaming Epic on why my Tencent stock hasn't broken the doubling mark for me (although Trump hasn't helped either).
GapFiller: thundercat2000 people wanna beat games REAL fast Kappa
TheMerricat: @thundercat2000 I get speedrunning, I just don't get putting your super old hardware at risk for something like this.
Laurence72: DQ3, any temp%
TheExactSame: that's accuracy baby
MungoDude: hotplate mode toggle switch in settings
GapFiller: TheMerricat well to incur risk is to live
QuietJay: So, are certified speed runs going to require readings from calibrated thermometers?
GapFiller: briefly
Shrengar: @Laurence72 lol exactly
GapFiller: something something Goldeneye GET DOWN dance
LordZarano: Wow 80 C that's like 353 K
Lithobraker: TheMerricat I think it should be safe, 80 C is still well below the boiling point of water.
TheMerricat: And if you can modify the hardware yo might as well just run an emulator and edit the memory
Scy_Anide: It's only a speedrun if comes from the Green Hills Zone.
Scarbble: the goldeneye get down video cracks me up
Camail: well, tool assisted is its own category
Angreed66: that's what an input is a manipulation of the hardware
Neisan29: I'd say it just have it as a catagory
RandomTrivia: Hotplate% can be a new category :D
Scarbble: Scy_Anide otherwise it's just sparkling games?
accountmadeforants: Yeah, as long as it's its own category (or gets filed under some kinda tool-assisted bracket), this seems fine.
TheSeg: To me, it's just a different classification for a speedrun. In a similar vain of "no glitch" vs. "glitch". Or runs that say one specific glitch doesn't count.
TheMerricat: Dream finally gave up arguing his Minecraft speedruns were legit after hiring an astrophysicist to write a paper claiming his run was possible.
DeM0nFiRe: It varies by game/community but usually controller modification is not allowed, and 3rd party controllers can only be used if you only do stuff an unmodified controller can do. Will be interested to see if that extends to not being allowed to cook your console
GapFiller: the thing is how many of these one of a kind edge cases do there havta be before they stop being separate individual special cases
Camail: i'm cool with one any%, no holds barred wild west category
NathanLonghair: If you accidentally eat something
Lithobraker: I feel like you shouldn't need new category if the hardware modification is no more specific than bashing the hardware with a hammer.
SalsaDraugur: does speedrunning already categorize for different versions of consoles?
TheMerricat: @Camail I open up the emulator, tell the game to jump to the end screen immediately... I win. :P
DeM0nFiRe: Any% Room Temperature category incoming
neacon: didnt bloodborne have something like that were the AI went crazy after the console had been on for like 6 hours?
RandomTrivia: "Glitchless" often means "developer-intended" too
accountmadeforants: I'd consider this a separate category in the same way speedrunning Dark Souls with a DDR pad would be a separate category. (Also, I hope that's a real thing.)
cuttlefishman: It is @accountmadeforants
NathanLonghair: If you accidentally eat something laced with PED’s and gets caught for doping they’re not gonna care that you didn’t know.
Decaped: specifically heating your console seems like it would already fall under Tool Assisted. Though, unintentionally heating your console is a weird area.
Laurence72: My dream is to find my own bizarre enough category for a game to be able to claim my own speedrun record
accountmadeforants: cuttlefishman As a speedrun category?
TStodden: Welcome to the "Spirit of the Game" debates...
TheMerricat: @Decaped 'Uncontrolled' Tool Assist. :D
JDogg2K4: recently. Did not start out that way
DeM0nFiRe: Well even for purely in-game glitches, if a glitch is really hard or just not fun for some people, that often creates a category split as well
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RandomTrivia: Speedrun communities are good at ensuring level playing fields
TheMerricat: LOL
TheSeg: Yup, if transparant about it, I'm OK
RandomTrivia: Smooth segue Paul
thundercat2000: yeah we all saw king of kong
PharaohBender27: The very idea of the KFC PC absolutely baffles me
MrUglama: i honestly want one
ryuhimora: nuke?
GapFiller: hmmm KFC PC or overclocked NES choices choices
cuttlefishman: Can you do brownies
Dog_of_Myth: lrrCHKN
Snowcookies: That chamber easy to clean?
Lithobraker: Holy shit Intel isn't bound by the NPT?
DeM0nFiRe: The real question from that story is do you guys really never have leftovers?
Scarbble: i would love to have a kfc pc just for the weird oddness factor
Gnyrinn: An Intel NUC, not an Intel Nuke, as I thought I heard Beej say.
Laurence72: What temp does it go at? Could it be used as a croc pot?
DoodlestheGreat: A great place for your drumsticks.
SalsaDraugur: I kinda want the kfc pc, I could buy an inhumane amount of wings and keep the rest warm
TStodden: New from Mattle: My EZ Bake PC!
Lithobraker: Where does Intel enrich their fissile material?
TheSeg: Do we have specs of what the tempature is inside there? Does it keep food in the food safety zone?
PharaohBender27: @Snowcookies Good question! Also, how well-separated are the "oven" and the actual computer parts?
SalsaDraugur: isn't this really just like the kfc dating game and romance movie
Kiytan: it's a thing that probably gets sent to snoop dogg
accountmadeforants: "Yes, turns out there's quite powerful PCs that are also quite small, so you can cram them into any stupid marketing stunt!"
Earthenone: i live in one room, a kfc pc might be useful to me
Lithobraker: Is Intel going to get rid of their enrichment facilities when they get rid of their fab facilities?
MrUglama: Will Paul make a "I have a sole KFConsole"?
PharaohBender27: @MrUglama katesLol
HbombAndFriends: ThinkGeek, which was bought by and since absorbed by GameStop
LordZarano: Old school Think Geek, before they got bought
James_LRR: cheer100 for the cute one
SAJewers: question: is it pronounced "KF Concole" or "KFC onsole"?
GapFiller: James_LRR hai James
accountmadeforants: MrUglama I have 1K KFConsoles
mnemonicman: I just wanted that beige Corsair 900D case.
GapFiller: this is all reminding me of stuff like Southpaw Regional Wrestling
Laurence72: Because instead of keeping chicken warm, if I could slow cook a stew in it (and get to experience some awesome aromas), I would be interested
TStodden: Just slap in an EZ Bake Oven into a PC & get over it.
Lithobraker: When I think of corporate self restraint I don't think of KFC, the makers of the Double Down.
GapFiller: which was another KFC promo ting
TheMerricat: KFC is really trying to get into gaming for some reason, I wonder if they got a new ad company that is concerned their demographics are skewing too old.
Driosenth: Looking at the actual pictures of it, I think they are either one-off or very short run CNC. I highly doubt they payed out for the tooling and fixturing needed to make the chassis. Those cost tens to hundreds of dollars.
DeM0nFiRe: I would be really surprised if they actually released something you can buy that has heating elements right next to computer parts
Angreed66: Ah like the flamethrower
PharaohBender27: @Lithobraker Oh God I'd almost forgotten about the Double Down
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RandomTrivia: It does have heating elements, they're called GPUs!
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Lithobraker: Lockheed Martin makes a space perfume (that got them sued), I bet you KFC will make at least a few of these.
MrUglama: i honestly want it, a lot of time my food got cold because i forgot i had with me while gaming
Dog_of_Myth: Well, they did make that horrible KFC Hallmark move, so who knows?
accountmadeforants: Grease dripping into the PC seems like a bad idea
TheExactSame: though. EZ bake might learn something
v_nome: Eat your hat!
GapFiller: WARNING we will hold yr to that Beej
NonUniqueGuy: What are we calling him out on next?
MrUglama: bald?
accountmadeforants: Beej has to build it himself
RandomTrivia: Ohhhhhhh
QuietJay: Will they sell more than the Ouya?
James_LRR: Please cut your hair before the end of 2021
Earthenone: you should buy kfc for the office for besmirching your good name
TheMerricat: @accountmadeforants heating elements that aren't actually producing processor cycles, seem to be a horrible idea in PCs.
SAJewers: someone clip that so we can remember
GapFiller: YES!
BusTed: By the end of January 1st.
Laurence72: (Telltale game voice) Chat will remember this
James_LRR: I'll cut it outside right now
James_LRR: let's go
JDogg2K4: Good job Heather. Hold him to task
GapFiller: Beej and Ian matching haircuts when!?
TStodden: That reminds me, I should SERIOUSLY get an appointment with my barber...
Dog_of_Myth: Shaving Beej Stream when? LUL
MungoDude: I'd like them to do a small run of maybe 1000 or so and just send them to youtube unboxers
Graham_LRR: It was a good cake
HbombAndFriends: Do it, @james_lrr!
elkae: Everyone leave Beej's hair alone D:
James_LRR: i like cake
Mr_Dirty: James has volunteered to cut it! Witnessed!
Laurence72: Stream it James!
accountmadeforants: TheMerricat Seems like a better idea than having greasy chicken dripping into air out/inlets, though.
DeM0nFiRe: Technically they still haven't remade Final Fantasy 7, they only remade 25% of Final Fantasy 7
mnemonicman: Just the one hair cut. Just one.
GapFiller: weve had G x P Beard Squad in the past now its time for Beej x Ian Bald Squad
Manae: Shaved head, the classic trope
prof_membrane: he's got a boombox-sized set of scissors
wintertempest: make a hat out of bacon
RockPusher: lunarj1Snip lunarj1Snip
elkae: Do not snip the hair of the majestic Beej
accountmadeforants: Like, there's no reason to have a PSU inside the PC other than convenience/neatness, either.
NonUniqueGuy: He has been waiting every Friday for you to make a bet so he can cut your hair
RandomTrivia: Probably should have put KFCPC somewhere in the name, but it's onscreen, so meh https://clips.twitch.tv/ClearSplendidTurnipM4xHeh
Laurence72: Do it on AFK -- Awkward Follicle...Kutting? Hmmmm
Capt_clown: James "Scissorman" Turner
Gnyrinn: Seems legit.
Lithobraker: "glitch"
PharaohBender27: @RandomTrivia Once again, great minds think alike! katesLol
RandomTrivia: @PharaohBender27 benginFingers
Lithobraker: "and then I blacked out"
TStodden: If you were recently revived... you WOULD want to get drunk to forget that you died.
MungoDude: those drinking competitions in Valhalla are serious stuff
Kiytan: that's kind of like old school film techniques
BusTed: Haha.
NonUniqueGuy: Wait, does someone have 5 PS5s?
GapFiller: not naming names eh Paul
thundercat2000: now the wait for 6 PS6...
TheMerricat: I'm still amused by how many salty folk were commenting on the posts of that video to Reddit.
TStodden: They had 7 at one point... but they gave away 2...
Capt_clown: Now is that count those people who are getting 5 PS5s?
GapFiller: TheMerricat ah Reddit folk not getting it the more things change eh
glmdgrielson: And then there are people like Paul who make that scarcity more of a pain!
Arcticblast324: that's a lot of PS5s
accountmadeforants: Yeah, remember how scarce Switches were for a while?
thundercat2000: How about the Wii
PharaohBender27: @accountmadeforants Like last spring?
DeM0nFiRe: I don't mind waiting another year because I have plenty of other games on other consoles to play anyway but hopefully I wont have to wait too much beyond that
Lithobraker: TheMerricat oooo, I'll have to check out the reddit thread, I kinda missed the salty comment sections of the previous vids.
thundercat2000: I ended up bricking mine
accountmadeforants: PharaohBender27 Yeah, exactly, and that's with a mature manufacturing pipeline.
accountmadeforants: Still wild that I managed to get a Wii at launch, thinking back on it.
DeM0nFiRe: Demon's Souls is bascially the only PS5 game I want right now and it's a PS3 game LUL
TheMerricat: @Lithobraker the best ones got downvoted to heck and modded out, almost saddly?
GapFiller: DeM0nFiRe lol same
Invitare: the best I managed was getting a completely officially sold Nintendo DS pre-launch
Earthenone: i got a ps3 at launch, still dont have a ps4 though much less a ps5
DeM0nFiRe: Switch was very much like that. Took like a year or more before there were enough games to really be worth having unless you really wanted to play BotW on switch instead of wii
MungoDude: looking forward to when the ps5 slim comes out
TheMerricat: The best comment on the largest thread was in the, I think, the PS5 reddit, someone got super salty and the person responding just said "That sounds like something someone without five PS5's would say."
DoodlestheGreat: It's the usual jazz with console transitions. Usually takes a year for a reason to buy the new one comes out.
GamesAndInk: Wasn't the PS5 launch date announcement a response to the XBox one? Maybe they wished it was later but didn't want Microsoft to get a leg up
Ritaspirithntr: I just hope that the rest of the FF7 remake has PS4 versions :(
PharaohBender27: @TheMerricat tqsLol
glmdgrielson: If the best title you have at launch is a remake, you're not in a good spot.
wintertempest: going for first-wave releases of new hardware is also a big gamble
glmdgrielson: Launch day is overrated.
TStodden: Never buy a console at launch...
DeM0nFiRe: I got a switch at launch partly because of FOMO, and if it wasnt the case that I had hours of train ride every day at the time, i would have regretted getting switch so early
glmdgrielson: Also, LRR needs the new hardware because they need to keep up the running gag.
Graham_LRR: Hot Take: the best PS5 exclusive so far is Astro’s Playroom
TimbrePanic: I've heard glowing praise for Astro's Playroom
glmdgrielson: So, the pack-in game? Off to a good start!
Gizmoloid: @TheMerricat LOL, thanks for mentioning it, I'll have to check out theses salty comments later.
accountmadeforants: Graham_LRR So when's the Play It Forward? MiniK
DeM0nFiRe: Xbox One was so disappointing overall
Lithobraker: This is why I'm not bothered by video game console scalpers, they're performing a great service by parting rich idiots from their money.
RandomTrivia: "constantly have to" or "constantly want to"?
glmdgrielson: Astro's Playroom is quite good from what I've heard, though.
DeM0nFiRe: Good controller, I use xbox one controller for PC games a lot. Very rarely use the xbox one itself
alexanderthefine: I wanted to play scalebound so bad
fuzzy_died: The true salt is in the Upvote ratio
Wormsbane: I love my ps2
glmdgrielson: Nintendo makes some decent first party games.
Invitare: and then a year when they released a big game each month
MrSVCD: The PS2 has a gigantic game library since it contains both the PS1 and PS2
Invitare: the Switch launch year was a masterclass in how to launch a console
DeM0nFiRe: I think it was someone from Microsoft a few months ago saying basically as far as 1st party titles go, everyone else wishes they were Nintendo
Lithobraker: give me a Ghost Trick port for the Switch pls
alexanderthefine: the super switch
LordZarano: I'm still waiting for a new F-Zero
Ritaspirithntr: Porting over WiiU games to the Switch is just, “Oh! I can play this game anywhere now! Great!”
accountmadeforants: The SwUtch
Gnyrinn: The SuperSwitch.
DeM0nFiRe: New Switch XL Lite DSi Color Advanced
Gizmoloid: The Switch You
TheAinMAP: Well now that you've put that out there...
Ritaspirithntr: Nintendo, Please port over Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword!!
Invitare: Still no Xenoblade X, the best one in the franchise
LordZarano: The SwitchU
ghyllnox: The Vers Switch
WasntFuzzyWuzzy: Switch Up
glmdgrielson: The Switch Advance!
GapFiller: Super Game 64
Gizmoloid: Switch 64
glmdgrielson: The Switch Color!
ritchards: !bext
ritchards: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week we put our new year resolutions to the test. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PST (1:42 from now).
Gizmoloid: And the pack-in game "Switch Mario Bros 64"
TheMerricat: @MrSVCD The PS2 played all PS1 games? I didn't realize that, I wasn't in the PS ecosystem till both were long gone and havve been keeping the hand me down PS1 had gotten from someone in reserve so I could still play the games I got with hit, that'd save me a spot on the TV shelf if I can just use the PS2....
fuzzy_died: The Switch Pocket
accountmadeforants: The Nintendo Router
glmdgrielson: @TheMerricat. I don't think the PS2 did perfect emulation, but it was good enough?
DeM0nFiRe: I think there were like a handful of PS1 games that didn't play on PS2? Also with each successive updated PS2 model, it lost compatibility with some PS1 games
LordZarano: The *New* Nintendo CAT5 Cable
DeM0nFiRe: I could definitely see Microsoft doing that relatively soon
TheMerricat: sweet, I'll have to try the game I have out and see how they work, thanks chat!!! :)
jessieimproved: That's gross. Do not want.
TheMerricat: games
Laurence72: If backwards compatibility like the PS2 and PS1 games, I'd be okay with it?
TStodden: Cat5? SRSLY? It's CAT6 or GTFO
jessieimproved: That many releases is so wasteful
glmdgrielson: I feel like Nintendo consoles are too distinct from each other to go down the phone route.
daneislazy: The Double Pole, Double Throw, Switch.
LordZarano: Note: The *New* Nintendo CAT5 Cable is a console, not a cable
Dog_of_Myth: The Infinity Switch
Laurence72: If the next Switch could play current Switch games, they could call it the Switchback
accountmadeforants: Just a more modern process for the SoC for better efficiency
TStodden: Then the Switchblade...
glmdgrielson: Ah, yes, WarioWare Snapped. Quality gameplay. Only four microgames, was it?
DeM0nFiRe: Another example is the GBA SP 101, that added a better screen
JDogg2K4: Well Nintendo doesn't want people streaming, so 2 birds with one stone
glmdgrielson: Stadia is not going to take off.
RandomTrivia: Something something DS-GBA slot
glmdgrielson: Nintendo consoles are too different from each other to be backwards compatible.
Duven60: the Wii even had the controler ports for gamecube games
DipneaDragon: I mean, switch is the exception to the previous rule of backwards compatibility
GapFiller: its wyrd to look back in the Wii and the Gamecube in that context
GapFiller: that feels like an outlier
RandomTrivia: The handhelds were much more overlapping than the home consoles
DeM0nFiRe: I remember when the Wii was still called Revolution and rumours were it would be compatible with like NES and SNES games. So disappointing when it turned out it only meant digital versions would be released ror extra money
RunningMonkeys: 3ds plays ds games as well
glmdgrielson: The GBC isn't even considered different from the Game Boy in sales numbers.
Mai_Andra: Then there was that adapter that played gameboy games on the gamecube. I always wanted that, but never managed to get one...
TheSeg: Nope!
TStodden: The Wii U COULD load a Gamecube game in it, but you had to do a crapload of software modding...
TheSeg: Hi, I make Wii games with Telltale. The Wii was -- to oversimplfy -- was a beefed up Gamecube.
accountmadeforants: Mai_Andra I had one. It let me take my Chao's from Sonic Adventure 2 into a little 2D game on the GBA.
Creideiki_SE: The PS1 CPU was used as the I/O processor in the PS2.
sevenishmagpies: this whole virtual wii thing hurts my head
BusTed: squart
PharaohBender27: katesLol
Laurence72: I want al that in a Scottish accentso it sounds like they're talking about tiny things
Serpens77: Playstaion Cube
matthaus_c: PS5S(quat)
daneislazy: #ps5squat
Laserbeaks_Fury: #SquatGoals
MungoDude: ps5 short and stout, little teapot edition
Mai_Andra: PS5 squat shigiHype
Kiytan: ps5 shorty
glmdgrielson: The PS5 Squat is an advertisement campaign that I want to see happen.
LordZarano: That's why the Dolphin emulator can play Wii games when it was originally just meant to be Gamecube. The Wii was just a more powerful GC with a fancy controller
Lithobraker: I want it to be super long and thin, like a PS5 pole
JDogg2K4: XBox is real good at emulation
cyanMu42: so stout, shawty
TimbrePanic: Shorty P
GapFiller: yr can play Dreamcast games onna PS2 w/ the right bit of hacking
matthaus_c: PS5 Nunchucks
GapFiller: doesnt mean a DC anna PS2 are the same
Steelwolf171: ps5 stubby
tarpanherder: I mean you can play pokemon on a calculator
MortifiedPenguins: ps5 soundbar edition
Laurence72: Make it so it is the same measurements on all three axes, call it a Gaming Cube!
matthaus_c: Apocalypse World is influential, Paul! :p
GapFiller: theres always been lots of apocalypse games
NonUniqueGuy: Unless the gaming company were in on the conspiracy all along!
bpcl: Beej I love your hair
GapFiller: LRR did a whole TTGwP way back when on how many post apocalypse games there were
glmdgrielson: Confirmation bias and you're looking for it more now that everything is burning to the ground.
spiffinn: maybe they were preferentially more popular this year
Toquenuke: oh i am sooo coming back for that
matthaus_c: the Whyj
RunningMonkeys: yay more lgs challenges!
MrUglama: uuuhhhhh, that is my favorite type of paper fight!
glmdgrielson: Oh that sounds like it'll be fun.
matthaus_c: my new year's resolution is to Caw-Blade again
RechargeableFrenchman: $30 CAD is approximately $23 USD right now
djalternative: @LoadingReadyRun which person went with the screen resolution joke?
PharaohBender27: Ooof
TheSeg: "All new 2014 edition!"
Earthenone: apoitment veiwing only
MungoDude: good luck with that
glmdgrielson: Oh that's going to be fun.
Nahmbra: 'one night only in concert'
PharaohBender27: It feels a little risky even on Twitch nowadays :\
glmdgrielson: Thank you, Ian, for making a stream we can't archive.
RockPusher: tiltyhPLS tiltyhEXTREME tiltyhPLS tiltyhEXTREME
QuietJay: I tried to use Rocksmith to learn guitar but didn't stick with it.
GapFiller: this is what happens when yr leave Ian unattended
Laurence72: Oh YES! Gnomes 100 Dragons 0!!
Orgmastron: More Adam reads a book!
asteranx: BELOPA
daneislazy: I like the use of "soloing" in context
RockPusher: gabyLul
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
glmdgrielson: Gamebooks!
RandomTrivia: Surprise Beej!
PharaohBender27: katesLol
Shoki_Donai: Surprise!
Lithobraker: Storytime with Adam!
Decaped: Did the undead one finish?
Laurence72: That one has a major error, if you win it, it sends you to the wrong page!
TheMerricat: Wow, this is a Dragonlance book
LunarJade: I will try to get the Rocksmith Rhythm Cafe onto youtube to see if it takes but no promises that it'll make it.
RandomTrivia: Is this the book he didn't play last time?
RockPusher: seabatBRAIN LuvBrownR
ryuhimora: my gift sub ran out T.T
Earthenone: its gnomes 100 dragons 0
DoodlestheGreat: But the real problem is that none of them have BELOPA!
electra310: Inauspicious!
Electrodyne: How about a Bonus Stream that's just Secret Paul Messages for like 2 hours?
Orgmastron: YES
Snowcookies: Woo Hades
RassilonDND: hades!!!!
Shoki_Donai: Aw yeah!
NonUniqueGuy: Need to check that out.
RandomTrivia: Matt on Talking Sim HYPE
spiffinn: nice!
glmdgrielson: Oh, that might be interesting.
RunningMonkeys: hades!
NonUniqueGuy: Hades is great
hmwd138: Matt wiggins?
Laurence72: I just started too, got it for Christmas
JDogg2K4: It's real good
DoodlestheGreat: He streamed it last night.
Laurence72: LOVE it
RockPusher: I wonder how Cameron is doing today
iris_of_ether: He streamed it at 10PM last night on his home channel as well
djalternative: Wiggins or our goat boy?
Juliamon: More submarine sleeps!
RockPusher: I hope the wine treated him well
RandomTrivia: Deeper still?! How bold!
CAKHost: :D
MungoDude: wait what was that last one? I forgot
glmdgrielson: Submarine nonsense!
PharaohBender27: lrrCORI lrrKATHLEEN lrrBEN and Wheeler!
LordZarano: WNTGD! That was so fun last time!
Fairgrim: more fun in the sub ocean !
Juliamon: Maybe they won't all get eaten by blobfish this time!
CAKHost: Who will get starfish next?!
DeM0nFiRe: We Need to Go Deeper was a good stream
RockPusher: Thank you Beej & Paul & Heather lunarj1Heart lrrHEART lunarj1Heart
RandomTrivia: The all-consuming blobfish must be fed
glmdgrielson: Blobfish! Blobfish!
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART
PharaohBender27: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
CAKHost: Thank you all!
Laurence72: wait wait wait.. for 10 months!
glmdgrielson: Wait, wait, don't tell me!
Serpens77: fffluffffffy
TheAinMAP: lrrAWESOME lrrDOTS lrrDOTS
sevenishmagpies: fffffflufffff
RandomTrivia: *trumpet sting*
Laurence72: AMEN
glmdgrielson: Sleep is very right.
sevenishmagpies: mood
NonUniqueGuy: sleeping for 8 months is wrong.
GapFiller: cheer500 Happy Neu Ears! And Happy 10 Years lrrBEEEJ lrrHEATHER ! heres some bits in lieu of some celebratory tin
Electrodyne: ------ lrrAWESOME
GapFiller's Cheer shared rewards to 10 others in Chat!
Sanityis0verrated: Thanks for the 2020Victory @gapfiller
Toquenuke: 4 hours oof
Electrodyne: Like Johnny
glmdgrielson: Mnemonic as in remembering things?
PharaohBender27: See, that's why I play some video on very low volume on my laptop - that helps me fall asleep
MungoDude: I forgot
BlackIsis: if only yuou had some way to remember what it meant
PharaohBender27: It is, though
glmdgrielson: English is weird.
Mai_Andra: It's a Johnny. Hell of a day, isn't it?
NonUniqueGuy: is there a mnemonic for remembering the m is silent?
prof_membrane: English is the cause and solution to all speaking problems.
Electrodyne: Molly Millions should have been way better in that.
glmdgrielson: Thundercat, ho
Kiytan: pretty sure that was right (the first part rhymes with sky)
glmdgrielson: They did make one a while ago, Beej? I think I remember seeing ads for it?
Electrodyne: Feel the magic, hear the road
Electrodyne: roar
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LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, Cailou! (Today's storm count: 26)
TheMerricat's Gift shared rewards to 5 others in Chat!
PharaohBender27: @TheMerricat lrrWOW
ritchards: chi-blade!
Toquenuke: og callbacks
Ritaspirithntr subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 12 months!
Ritaspirithntr: Hooray!
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, Ritaspirithntr! (Today's storm count: 27)
glmdgrielson: Are Dave saws used on or by Daves?
RandomTrivia: jlrrNO
BusTed: seabatUseless
RandomTrivia: jlrrNo
DeM0nFiRe: Cailou Ren
sevenishmagpies: CaiNO
GapFiller: seabatUseless seabatUseless seabatUseless jlrrCai jlrrLlou jlrrNo jlrrNo jlrrNo
Ritaspirithntr: MY FIRST YEAR!!
glmdgrielson: Thank you for the bits, James!
Ritaspirithntr: Thank you Heather!!
RandomTrivia: *trumpet sting*
djalternative: or it's already subbed
LordZarano: jlrrNo
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
TheMerricat: Paul?
RandomTrivia: So..... Adam?
BusTed: mmhm.
Snowcookies: Is this gonna start the tojan war again?
RockPusher: Greek Chi
BusTed: chi-blade
BlightningHelix: Greek
BusTed: It's also a thing.
glmdgrielson: The X is Chi.
Juliamon: yeah, chi
MungoDude: greek letter chi
shurtal: yes
BusTed: Pronounced just like key.
glmdgrielson: Pronounced Key I think?
Laurence72: all according to keikaku!
glmdgrielson: Kingdom Hearts cares not for subtitles making sense.
DeM0nFiRe: Kingdom Hearts: Why?
shurtal: you think that's weird, you should SEE the Chi-blade
BusTed: rayfkKing
TheMerricat: Christ-Blade
djalternative: because they hate the fans
glmdgrielson: See 358/2 Days.
sevenishmagpies: extra blade
RockPusher: Looooong looooooooong exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
squirrelworks11: it isn't pronounced 'key'
sevenishmagpies: isn't chi pronounsed kai?
brainbosh: The chi-blade is a special key-blade
yikkity subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 23 months!
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, yikkity! (Today's storm count: 28)
RockPusher: gabyLul
glmdgrielson: Multiplication X!
RockPusher: katesSass katesSass katesSass
ritchards: χ-blade
GapFiller: other problem ofc being these days it also has special shipping meanings
MAPBoardgames: boardgames
DeM0nFiRe: I mean from the anime review stream, how many of those had a star symbol in the title?
TheMerricat: Loa dingRea dy Run!
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
SniperPumpkin: Ye Olde Camel Cup
GapFiller: CamelCase LoadingReadyRun Kappa
glmdgrielson: Beej spinning!
RandomTrivia: Oh no, imagine if it were LoadingxReadyxRun
Snowcookies: Thanks for the stream
sevenishmagpies: can't wait for anime names with full unicode support
QuietJay: @NonUniqueGuy Mnemonic Never Express Ms On Nictitating Initial Character ?
BusTed: Have a good one.
RockPusher: Extend the Heather arms!
PharaohBender27: tqsLol
Greggleswong: !storm
LRRbot: Today's storm count: 28 (new subscribers: 3, returning subscribers: 25, new patrons: 0), bits cheered: 2621, new followers: 6
Laurence72: the BEej on the stream goes round and round
Pteraspidomorphi: Hunter shhhhhhhhh hunter
glmdgrielson: Bye!
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART lrrBEEEJ lrrHEATHER lrrPAUL
SAJewers: lrrSPOOP
GapFiller: thanks for streaming lrrPAUL lrrBEEEJ lrrHEATHER lrrHEART
RockPusher: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
squirrelworks11: oh no! They're gone. It's cold out here
Asoxa: Thanks for the 2020Unity @ritaspirithntr
TheMerricat: Chat you all are awesome! I hope you all have a wonderful 2021. Stay safe, be well, and be happy!
Pteraspidomorphi: Wow, I was on a massive delay here
Jean_Jacques_EB: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week we put our new year resolutions to the test. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PST (1:18 from now).
Electrodyne: Φ Α Χ
pyrehand: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week we put our new year resolutions to the test. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PST (1:17 from now).
LunarJade: Thanks for hanging out everyone! lunarj1Heart lrrHEART
Electrodyne: When do we get a 2-hour Bonus Stream that's all Secret Paul Messages?
RockPusher: lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart
pyrehand: Thanks for the stream
TheMerricat: Just remember chat - https://clips.twitch.tv/SwissBitterRadishRitzMitz
Snowcookies: I haven't been around for every Paul's secret message stream so I don't know if we have clips of all of them
DeM0nFiRe: Did I miss it or did we not get a secret message this time?
TheMerricat: No secret message.
Electrodyne: A Greatest Secret Messages stream would be good. What I'm also thinking of is like 2 hours of the Going Online screen, with Secret Messages every 3-8 minutes
DeM0nFiRe: !secret
LRRbot: That's my secret, I'm always salty.
DeM0nFiRe: !findquote salty
LRRbot: Quote #1716: "Chat, you're getting awfully salty. Have you considered playing on a less difficult stream?" —Cameron [2016-02-05]
Juliamon: Typically you only get secret Paul messages on the last stream of the day.
DeM0nFiRe: LUL that is a great quote
Electrodyne: Actually you could do the Going Online screen for one hour, then the Going Offline screen for the second hour
Electrodyne: And roughly 12-18 Secret Paul Messages throughout
gnome_friend: 1next
gnome_friend: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week we put our new year resolutions to the test. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PST (1:12 from now).
DeM0nFiRe: You would need to add 2 hours for reading all the subs that would happen during that stream
gnome_friend: !advice
LRRbot: Getting hit by a sword would be dangerous for sure.
Electrodyne: @dem0nfire I'm certain it would have a hilarious sub train
Juliamon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hnluaINH7U Maru is trying to bring bonsai cats back into style.
DeM0nFiRe: The boxing day stream had what like 300 subs that subbed during the sub thanking?
Electrodyne: That was a great sub reading
Electrodyne: Okay I'm bored waiting for the Secret Paul Message, guess I'll leave and do something else
LoadingReadyRun: !cardview off
LRRbot: Card viewer disabled
LordZarano: The stream has already ended. Twitch is weird sometimes.
Electrodyne: HAH! I didn't actually leave at all
maxthefourth: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week we put our new year resolutions to the test. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PST (1:07 from now).
v_nome: Bamboozled!
mirshebs: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week we put our new year resolutions to the test. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PST (1:07 from now).
Amberzenn: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The crew plays offline MtG with real cards! This week we put our new year resolutions to the test. Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PST (1:03 from now).