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nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

low vis




a cartoon duck posted:

Isn't it a thing in MtG circles that they made it a rule you can be disqualified in tournaments for smelling so bad your opponent literally can't stand to be in the same room as you?

It wouldn't surprise me. I know there's an also-ran comic book store in my city that was also a hub for Magic and other card games because they had like half the store dedicated to game tables. I went in there once because the top-tier store was sold out of what I was looking for so I figured I'd try my luck there just in case.

I made it about a minute before I turned and hurried my rear end back out on the street, the smell was that bad

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Terrible Opinions
Oct 17, 2013





For FNM it depends on the individual store running the event, but yes at all big timey tournaments there are minimum cleanliness requirements. WotC has also started removing DCI certification and tournament support from stores with super racist managers. According to the mtg youtubers that the youtube algorithm promotes, this is destroying society as we know it. Apparently by watching some not racist mtg youtubers I was signally to the algorithm that I needed some racist ones to get balanced out.

x1o
Aug 5, 2005

My focus is UNPARALLELED!


nine-gear crow posted:

I made it about a minute before I turned and hurried my rear end back out on the street, the smell was that bad

I will never forget a MtG tournament organizer teaching me how to make deodorant bombs in order to mask the stench after an event was over.

Grapplejack
Nov 27, 2007



My buddy who worked in a comics shop for a while said that the worst was yu-gi-oh in terms of attitude / smells. The MTG community is small around here though so that might have shifted things a bit.

Dragonatrix
Aug 16, 2009

You have offended STRINGIE! You must be punished!


Every day on the way to, and from, work I pass by a small game store that runs weekly tabletop stuff. A couple of times the idiot part of my brain has told me to at least go check it out, how bad could it be? The sensible part of my brain then smacks it and reminds me that it's a small store that is basically in an alley. Probably definitely don't wanna do that.

Terrible Opinions
Oct 17, 2013





Maybe I just benefit from living in the a descent community, but I've never really bad a problem with gamestore smell except when warhammer events happen. It's just the usual nerds with porn playmats and getting overly whiny about losing.

Goa Tse-tung
Feb 11, 2008

;3



Yams Fan

Terrible Opinions posted:

Maybe I just benefit from living in the a descent community

thiefbot must be bitch as a neighbor

Darth Walrus
Feb 13, 2012




Absurd Alhazred posted:

I still don't get who thought "we need some weird half-human half-dragon hybrid in the basic system".

I mean, the game is literally called Dungeons and Dragons. If anything, Iím surprised they didnít show up sooner.

CYBEReris
Dec 15, 2007



the only good MTG player is the guy who prayed at buttcracks

BigRed0427
Mar 22, 2007

There's no one I'd rather be than me.



I started playing 40K again and am going to weekly events. So far no one has given me poo poo for being trans. Hell I haven't had to remind the regulars who go there to use "She/Her" pronouns. But yeah, It's a thing that does worry me, because it only takes one jackass for me to no longer feel safe in a area.

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012

Hi, Everybody!


Disproportionation posted:

I'm not sure if that's the point of all games streaming, and I don't think it should necessarily be the major selling point at least for a retro/indie streaming platform - people don't stream other media because they don't have a dvd player, they do it for the convenience of accessing a big library of stuff for cheap.

Streaming game data only and playing on local hardware is totally doable and has existed at least since the 1990s (in limited format), almost everything can run a SNES or a MD emulator, and there's especially no reason that a streaming library like that couldn't work on a console like the Switch.

It's not something that'd work with modern 40GB+ games certainly but it makes the most sense to run locally for at least up to PS1 era games.

It doesn't work like that. ' Streaming' a game onto local hardware AND actually playing it off local hardware is just regular downloading. Clearing it off a cache instead of just leaving it installed in the device is just needlessly stupid and pointless.

Kim Justice posted:

It's gonna be tricky yeah. When I played it I was surprised about the lack of lag, especially as retro games tend to make that more noticeable (there was one moment when things went a little haywire, mind - although that did also show there weren't any smoke and mirrors going on in the demo).

I didn't make it too clear that these guys are concentrating on retro games too - with perhaps indie games coming down the line (so far it's a fair amount of UK/Europe-based stuff, SNK and Data East are definitely in though - so if you wanna stream up some Metal Slug then that'll be a thing). It's not an AAA-games service. I certainly wish them the best in any case - a "Netflix for video games" is something I'd like to see succeed.

Retro games are an even worse proposition for a streaming service, because just about anything that isn't a JRPG is heavily reliant on quick reactions in combat or platforming. Whatever they're BS'ing about "no lag" is just plain laughable, because I can guaran-drat-tee that whatever network testing they've done won't match real-world situations. And as for it' being "tricky"... try "logistically unsound"; The only way you're getting "no lag" happening is with a straight fibre run from your home to wherever the server cluster for their service is, and the odds of that are pretty loving low for most places in the world.

That doesn't even bring in factors like download limits on your internet or peak bandwidth times. "Netflix for games" is just simply not feasible anytime soon.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!


Darth Walrus posted:

I mean, the game is literally called Dungeons and Dragons. If anything, Iím surprised they didnít show up sooner.

Why isn't there a player race that is half-human, half-dungeon, then?

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005



WRT the antidepressants statement, it was vaguely worded enough that I'm really not surprised it got taken in a way the guy didn't intend. It maps really, really easily onto a lot of the anti-medication arguments I've seen before, and the whole "You don't need a pill, you just need to think better/take yoga/go hiking/change your diet/etcetcetc" is distressingly common.

Also I'm not sure how he managed to be on facebook and not see negative posts. Maybe my timeline is just a bunch of debbie downers.

Ghostlight posted:

I'm the guy saying that a facist[sic] government forcing hallucinogens onto it's populace order to keep them docile sounds cool.

I'm assuming he means "cool" in the sense of "that sounds like an interesting idea for a setting, with a lot of potential for engaging play and imagery."

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.


BigRed0427 posted:

I started playing 40K again and am going to weekly events. So far no one has given me poo poo for being trans. Hell I haven't had to remind the regulars who go there to use "She/Her" pronouns. But yeah, It's a thing that does worry me, because it only takes one jackass for me to no longer feel safe in a area.

Iíd donít blame you, though in my experience, a lot of 40k fans are cool(the bookbarn thread is friendly and accepting) that being said, watch out for the chuds.

Puppy Time posted:

WRT the antidepressants statement, it was vaguely worded enough that I'm really not surprised it got taken in a way the guy didn't intend. It maps really, really easily onto a lot of the anti-medication arguments I've seen before, and the whole "You don't need a pill, you just need to think better/take yoga/go hiking/change your diet/etcetcetc" is distressingly common.

Also I'm not sure how he managed to be on facebook and not see negative posts. Maybe my timeline is just a bunch of debbie downers.


I'm assuming he means "cool" in the sense of "that sounds like an interesting idea for a setting, with a lot of potential for engaging play and imagery."

I mean I was on a ton of anxiety meds for various stuff so in my case itís both things, you need meds but you also need hobbies and outlets. Mine was really bad in high school teen years, now itís a ton better. On the twitter dudes statement, youíre probably right but it is twitter.

SatansBestBuddy
Sep 26, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


Terrible Opinions posted:

So I watched some magic the gathering youtubers who seemed to be descent if groggy dudes. Youtube then takes this as a signal that I want my feed to be nothing but the grossest possible people complaining about WotC selling out to "the SJEWS". Thanks youtube, you always know how to ruin something.

Never front page, always subscriptions only, and liberally use the "Not Interested" feature on recommended videos.

It sucks that I have to curate my own viewing content on YouTube but they at least have enough tools that I can make it pleasant for myself.

Puppy Time posted:

WRT the antidepressants statement, it was vaguely worded enough that I'm really not surprised it got taken in a way the guy didn't intend. It maps really, really easily onto a lot of the anti-medication arguments I've seen before, and the whole "You don't need a pill, you just need to think better/take yoga/go hiking/change your diet/etcetcetc" is distressingly common.

Part of that is that some people who are being prescribed anti-depressants really do just need a lifestyle change, which makes it even harder for people who really need them to function.

I'd need to check out more of the game to make a more informed opinion but even before Gearbox bought them out I wasn't that interested in the game.

DrVenkman
Dec 27, 2005

I think he can hear you, Ray.


I played a bunch of games through PSNow and never had any issues. But granted I expect I'm in the minority.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.


SatansBestBuddy posted:

Never front page, always subscriptions only, and liberally use the "Not Interested" feature on recommended videos.

It sucks that I have to curate my own viewing content on YouTube but they at least have enough tools that I can make it pleasant for myself.


Part of that is that some people who are being prescribed anti-depressants really do just need a lifestyle change, which makes it even harder for people who really need them to function.

I'd need to check out more of the game to make a more informed opinion but even before Gearbox bought them out I wasn't that interested in the game.

nah, Microsoft bought them out. gearbox just likes to publish a ton of stuff in hopes that they get another hit because they suck at making/writing their own games. they set it up so most of the money goes to the studio and the IP is owned by the studio. they know their name is poo poo so they hope people will buy the bulletstorm remake made by the original devs in hopes that they MIGHT publish a sequel. its nice but gross as gently caress too.

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011

Get high and think of me.




Absurd Alhazred posted:

Why isn't there a player race that is half-human, half-dungeon, then?

Golems

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


SatansBestBuddy posted:

Never front page, always subscriptions only, and liberally use the "Not Interested" feature on recommended videos.

It sucks that I have to curate my own viewing content on YouTube but they at least have enough tools that I can make it pleasant for myself.

You can also delete videos from your YouTube history that poison your recommendations if you know which ones are responsible.

KayTee
May 5, 2012

Whachoodoin?


Edna Mode talks about a movie.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDK5U95w9v4

(Edna Mode also has absolutely correct views about Sam Rami Spiderman)

KayTee fucked around with this message at 15:40 on Aug 15, 2018

Dean of Swing
Feb 22, 2012


Absurd Alhazred posted:

Why isn't there a player race that is half-human, half-dungeon, then?

Mimics

CYBEReris
Dec 15, 2007



Absurd Alhazred posted:

Why isn't there a player race that is half-human, half-dungeon, then?

unfortunately, they didn't survive natural selection

DrVenkman
Dec 27, 2005

I think he can hear you, Ray.


Not surprising anyone, Grace Randolph is a garbage person. Tessa Thompson is cast in THE LADY AND THE TRAMP and she calls it racebending.

Racebending dogs.

Solitair
Feb 18, 2014

This statement is a lie!


Goa Tse-tung posted:

thiefbot must be bitch as a neighbor

Tired Moritz
Mar 25, 2012

wish Lowtax would get tired of YOUR POSTS

(n o i c e)


who?

TheMaestroso
Nov 4, 2014

I must know your secrets.

DrVenkman posted:

Not surprising anyone, Grace Randolph is a garbage person. Tessa Thompson is cast in THE LADY AND THE TRAMP and she calls it racebending.

Racebending dogs.

Well duh, dogs are loving white, especially the rich ones, didn't you know?

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.


KayTee posted:

Edna Mode talks about a movie.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDK5U95w9v4

(Edna Mode also has absolutely correct views about Sam Rami Spiderman)

yeah. i love her poo poo.and yeah brad bird is a weird objectivist weirdo.

Baka-nin
Jan 25, 2015



Content, Slenderman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXHmIAo61fM

Its less about the film and more about the logistics and optics of making a cash grab film based on an internet meme after it was linked to a horrible event, and how the movie business handles it in a way to minimise as much controversy and bad press as possible.


Also prequel video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgq3k2qCZgg

Baka-nin fucked around with this message at 18:09 on Aug 15, 2018

SatansBestBuddy
Sep 26, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


Posting the Lindsey Ellis Q&A cause it's funny and interesting and she announces that she's making a Nostalgia Chick channel separate from her own for reasons which is pretty neat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkfgB48jeZA&hd=1

khwarezm
Oct 26, 2010

Deal with it.

DrVenkman posted:

Not surprising anyone, Grace Randolph is a garbage person. Tessa Thompson is cast in THE LADY AND THE TRAMP and she calls it racebending.

Racebending dogs.

I've never heard the term racebending before, but are you sure she's definitely using it to mean something bad?

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005



Dapper_Swindler posted:

I mean I was on a ton of anxiety meds for various stuff so in my case itís both things, you need meds but you also need hobbies and outlets. Mine was really bad in high school teen years, now itís a ton better. On the twitter dudes statement, youíre probably right but it is twitter.

SatansBestBuddy posted:

Part of that is that some people who are being prescribed anti-depressants really do just need a lifestyle change, which makes it even harder for people who really need them to function.

I'd need to check out more of the game to make a more informed opinion but even before Gearbox bought them out I wasn't that interested in the game.

Problem is, there are SO MANY people that think that any medication at all is a placebo at best, harmful at worst, and apparently that brain problems are all just the result of not trying hard enough to be happy, instead of the human body occasionally just loving up its chemicals. It's frustrating because like I've literally had depression and anxiety as long as I can remember, and tried nearly every non-med treatment available, and nothing worked, but a small dose of SSRIs makes me capable of actually functioning. But still, I've had people try to tell me that I don't need medication, as though somehow twenty years of trying to Just Cheer Up wasn't enough evidence.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



KayTee posted:

Edna Mode talks about a movie.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDK5U95w9v4

(Edna Mode also has absolutely correct views about Sam Rami Spiderman)

If it isnít they are wonderful Enny Mode can gently caress off forever.

DoubleCakes
Jan 14, 2015



SatansBestBuddy posted:

Posting the Lindsey Ellis Q&A cause it's funny and interesting and she announces that she's making a Nostalgia Chick channel separate from her own for reasons which is pretty neat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkfgB48jeZA&hd=1

She has patrician Starscream opinions

volts5000
Apr 7, 2009


Brad goes to the State Fair! I always love these!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUN61RTzpRI

Bakeneko
Jan 9, 2007



khwarezm posted:

I've never heard the term racebending before, but are you sure she's definitely using it to mean something bad?

I had no idea who this particular person was, so Iím not familiar with everything sheís ever said, but after doing a little research it doesnít seem like sheís using racebending as an insult. According to this recent tweet of hers, sheís very supportive of the idea in relation to a different film.


KayTee posted:

Edna Mode talks about a movie.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDK5U95w9v4

(Edna Mode also has absolutely correct views about Sam Rami Spiderman)

This is great. If I was to name my single least favorite trope in all of fiction, it would be the concept of ďspecial people are born special and everyone else should just know their placeĒ. Particularly since itís so common throughout fantasy and especially the superhero genre.

Even as a little kid, this was enough to make me intensely dislike Harry Potter for the way in which the narrative constantly puts down non-wizards. Rowling obviously intended for the reader to have some sympathy for them because Voldemort and his followers hate them, and thatís portrayed as a bad thing, but even the good wizards tend to be extremely condescending, like the muggles are some sort of exotic animal species to be studied and protected.

And how many superhero stories have their been in which the hero started out ordinary, then went out and actively worked to gain their superpowers? Not many. Even characters like Batman and Iron Man who donít have powers are still wealthy geniuses who can only do what they do because of who they are. Itís far more likely for villains to be entirely self-made, however, sometimes explicitly because theyíre jealous of the heroes.

Iím not saying I dislike all stories that have this trope (except Harry Potter. gently caress Harry Potter.) just that it annoys me whenever the writer goes out of their way to point how much more "worthy" the special people are compared to all the nobodies. No joke, it actually annoyed me so much that itís partly responsible for me wanting to become a writer, because I wanted there to be more books about someone totally ordinary who throws themselves headfirst into adventure in order to earn specialness, as opposed to the typical protagonist who gets dragged through the plot kicking and screaming after having someone else tell them how special they are. Bookís almost finished at this point, but who knows whether itíll ever get published.

Vanderdeath
Oct 1, 2005

I will confess,
I love this cultured hell that tests my youth.





achillesforever6 posted:

New Defunctland on Club Disney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msbBGwXb9Zs
Man I got some big nostalgia when I saw that Discovery Zone commercial, I remember how bummed I was when our's got robbed and they had to close down (that or it went bankrupt)

Same here on that commercial. I grew up near the OG Discovery Zone in Kansas City and went to it a billion drat times with my friends growing up. Somehow hearing that it didn't make it to the 2000s made me wistful in a way I wasn't expecting.

khwarezm
Oct 26, 2010

Deal with it.

Bakeneko posted:

I had no idea who this particular person was, so Iím not familiar with everything sheís ever said, but after doing a little research it doesnít seem like sheís using racebending as an insult. According to this recent tweet of hers, sheís very supportive of the idea in relation to a different film.


She's a film reviewer on youtube, I think it was indiemogul she worked for.

I used to watch her but got turned off since she only ever seemed to care about the business aspects of a movie rather than the artistic ones, maybe that makes me a snob I don't care. She also stopped interviewing regular people just coming out of a movie which I thought was an interesting gimmick for her show compared to most internet reviews.

Still, I think I'd need to see the context of her Lady and the Tramp comment before I get out the pitchfork.

DrVenkman
Dec 27, 2005

I think he can hear you, Ray.


She describes it as the SJW version of the story and points out how an English bulldog is now being voiced by Benedict Wong.

By the way, Benedict Wong is English.

https://twitter.com/shannytyrelle93...533749271126016

Inspector Gesicht
Oct 26, 2012

500 Zeus a body.




I picture Benedict Wong doing his sicilian-mobster voice from Prey for his new role as a bulldog: " We're going to make things right, Tramp, just like old times."

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Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



It's most likely, as all those hot takes are, just an allergic reaction to an overwhelmingly white cast of characters being diversely represented. Black Canary, in this case, is represented as a character by her whiteness and blondness. All other characteristics are secondary.

Considering those attributes are super duper rare in comics, I can see why she's upset that one minority is being pushed aside from the SJW forced-diversity agenda.

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