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Everything Else / oh, hello
« on: March 30, 2020, 02:09:01 am »
guess the forum's back

Everything Else / Interesting Wikipedia Articles
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:34:36 am »
So I ctrl+f'd "wiki" on the most recent two pages of everything else and found nothing. I guess it was another victim of the patocalypse?

Here's one, anyway:

Everything Else / how are you
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:49:21 am »
I’m alright

TV / Black Mirror
« on: October 21, 2016, 04:03:27 am »
It's a shame we don't already have a thread for this - this show is awesome.

Anyway, it's just come back for season 3 on Netflix. Don't worry if you haven't seen any before, it's an anthology show so order doesn't matter.

Anyone watching the new episodes? I just finished the second episode and it was freaky-deaky.

TV / Westworld
« on: October 03, 2016, 03:01:56 pm »
Bang bang! Cowboys and Indians and robots! Pew pew!

I thought it was good. I'm into it. Only one episode in and already an entire room of full frontal. Thanks HBO.

Who else thinks most of the technicians are probably also robots?

Movies / Arrival (aka Story of Your Life)
« on: August 09, 2016, 01:27:28 pm »
I've been keeping an eye on this movie ever since it was announced, and finally it has a trailer. It's based on a really good short story called story of your life (it's part of compilation of great sci-fi short stories by Ted Chang called story of your life and others, but I could only find a link to this particular story here, if you enjoy it you should definitely check out the rest.)

The premise is aliens show up in mysterious ships, but it's very far removed from a typical alien invasion story. Instead it focuses on the linguist sent to decipher their language, which turns out to be very different from the kind of languages we're used to. There's also some hot physics talk.

I'm cautiously optimistic about the movie - from what little we can see, it seems like it might actually be a faithful adaptation.

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Art / draw a butt
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:43:41 am »
Artists draw your best butt

Everything Else / what did you do today
« on: July 11, 2016, 03:20:23 pm »
I have no idea what most of you do on a day to day basis, or what your lives are like at all.

Today I got up around 10.30. Monday is the day I get to go to work late. I watched Preacher and had a slice of pizza for breakfast and that was ok. I played a heck of a lot of Pokemon Go on the bus/walk to work. Arrived at work at 1.30. It's an unpaid internship in a game studio startup, where I do AI stuff. I have no idea what I'm doing most of the time and it often feels like I'm just seeing how long I can go without being discovered. And yes, I know that's a really common thing to feel.

Finished at 6, arrived home around 8. My little brother arrived home from Ghana and gave me a spoopy mask to ward off evil spirits. And then we ordered pizza and I'm just realising all I've eaten today is pizza.

And then tesla was sad because he has no laptop and can't play his vidya.

What you do? Even just a sentence or picture. I think it'd be cool to get this thread going on par with the gripe/personal triumph threads.

Console Games / E3 2016
« on: June 12, 2016, 12:37:28 pm »
It's that time again.

Anyone gonna watch the EA stream?

PC Games / Civilization VI
« on: May 11, 2016, 08:54:57 am »
So this was just announced for October.

It's just a teaser though, no gameplay. :(

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More info and screenshots. Looks kind of cartoony?

List of features according to Steam
EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.
ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.
COMBINED ARMS: Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units.
ENHANCED MULTIPLAYER: In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.
A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems introduce new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started

Everything Else / what?
« on: April 09, 2016, 10:41:31 am »

PC Games / Life is Strange
« on: August 15, 2015, 04:32:36 am »
Anyone else playing this? I wasn't gonna make a thread until I played the fourth episode yesterday, which was extremely good. This is definitely one of my top games of 2015. If telltale/double fine games interest you, you might like this. It's a heavily story-based episodic game. The protagonist, Max, can rewind time which makes for a very interesting mechanic in a point-and-click (not exactly point-and-click, but a close enough descriptor) However, your choices feel like they matter a lot more than in modern telltale games, where stories always seem to converge on the same point. I feel like this game could end in a bunch of different ways for different people.

You can make a pivotal decision and then rewind and change your mind, or just see what happens. Once a scene finishes, you can't go back, so you still need to actually finalise decisions.

The story is pretty compelling too, once you look past the contrived "teen slang" and some janky dialog.

In episode four, you must navigate a conversation with this unstable dude, and there are a ton of branch points. There are a lot of different outcomes, and you end up constantly rewinding trying to optimise your conversation. It really feels like time travel. More than any other game I've played.

PC Games / Nuclear Throne
« on: August 03, 2015, 04:36:38 am »
Sam gave me this game in a promotion and it just sat in my library for months. Now, all of a sudden, I'm totally addicted. It's on par with Spelunky and the Binding of Isaac for me. Plus it gets updated regularly!

Curious if anyone else plays it?



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