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achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Alacron posted:

Kyle Kallgren's video on Penn and Teller's PBS show is up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5yrWCuLS5k
Man I really relate to this vid since Penn and Teller were also pretty big in my formative years, though I was older and I did end up becoming a libertarian for 3 years because of them (that and taking a community college Philosophy 101 class taught by a Randian); I still like Penn and Teller for the magic and everything that doesn't involve their awful libertarianism

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rudecyrus
Nov 6, 2009

fuck you trolls



Jim Sterling released his top ten shittiest games list! I watched a playthrough of The Quiet Man and it deserves to be number one.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

Hey folks, has anyone stepped up the TotalBiscuit niche of PC gaming based reviews? Iíve gotten burned on bad ports a few times since he passed away so it would be nice to have someone providing that service.

Andrast
Apr 21, 2010




Warbird posted:

Hey folks, has anyone stepped up the TotalBiscuit niche of PC gaming based reviews? Iíve gotten burned on bad ports a few times since he passed away so it would be nice to have someone providing that service.

You ask the steam thread in Games

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



achillesforever6 posted:

Man I really relate to this vid since Penn and Teller were also pretty big in my formative years, though I was older and I did end up becoming a libertarian for 3 years because of them (that and taking a community college Philosophy 101 class taught by a Randian); I still like Penn and Teller for the magic and everything that doesn't involve their awful libertarianism

Hey, sup buddy who went through the same arc?

Libertarian is a stolen word and has been for quite a while. This is a real eye-opener for someone who used to buy into the whole personal liberties poo poo:

https://twitter.com/BlackSocialists...203196123459586

Jimbot fucked around with this message at 20:36 on Dec 31, 2018

Leal
Oct 2, 2009

If you LP what I LP
And if you work retail like I work retail
You would also scream like I scream


Warbird posted:

Hey folks, has anyone stepped up the TotalBiscuit niche of PC gaming based reviews? Iíve gotten burned on bad ports a few times since he passed away so it would be nice to have someone providing that service.

Hmm... I think I know how to get out of retail!

McCloud
Oct 27, 2005





Dawgstar posted:

I've been catching up on hbomberguy's backlog as I'm relatively new and just got to his SLA on Ctrl+Alt+Del.



You got a link?

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






McCloud posted:

You got a link?

It's just on his channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TebCHHCw9rY

I can't wait for Flat Earth. I hope he goes in on everything. Hollow Earth, ice wall Earth, Thicc Earth, torus Earth, folded Earth, Earth on the back of a giant turtle, etc.

John Murdoch
May 19, 2009

I have special eyes.

Just think of all the cool stuff I can see.


My big P&T thing was Bullshit, which even as a much younger and denser person I still experienced the whiplash when they went from things like "magnets don't do anything for you, because you're not made of metal, dumbass" to "actually the ADA is a bunch of crap because ~~tHe FrEe MaRkEt~~"

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




bullshit is weird because they sometimes got political things right because it's something like government surveillance.

they were going to do an episode on the bullshit of bullshit covering everything they got wrong but i think it got canceled before they could.

Bakeneko
Jan 9, 2007



That show was awesome. I remember it changing its tone a bit in the later seasons when they started running out of obvious nonsense like creationism to make fun of, but I enjoyed it all the same.

Jimbot
Jul 22, 2008



Groovelord Neato posted:

bullshit is weird because they sometimes got political things right because it's something like government surveillance.

they were going to do an episode on the bullshit of bullshit covering everything they got wrong but i think it got canceled before they could.

Walmart is good for developing 3rd world nations because their economy would be crap otherwise and they supply """""""""""""""""Housing""""""""""""""""" to their employees. *shows picture of a small closet with two bunkbeds and an end-table in it* None of profits from Walmart are not put back into the local economy and Walmart doesn't pay taxes. But that's not relevant because it makes this episode, ironically enough, Bullshit.

That show is at its best when they tackle quacks who prey on the desperate or ignorant for personal gain and at its worse when it's a modern right-wing libertarian propaganda platform.

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005



Alacron posted:

Kyle Kallgren's video on Penn and Teller's PBS show is up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5yrWCuLS5k

Oh shiiiit I saw the music ep of that when I was a kid! I don't remember seeing any of the other ones, but I thought it was pretty cool.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

psst you wanna do a communism?


Jimbot posted:

Hey, sup buddy who went through the same arc?

Libertarian is a stolen word and has been for quite a while. This is a real eye-opener for someone who used to buy into the whole personal liberties poo poo:

https://twitter.com/BlackSocialists...203196123459586
Oh yeah I'm part of the Libertarian Socialist part of my DSA chapter which is fun with how things have gone full circle on that.

I like how basically I'm an anarchist, but I still kind of like rules and structure which is why I also hang out with the local wobblies too.

It is weird that P&T outside their stupid/banal libertarian beliefs are still kind of decent enough people?


Groovelord Neato posted:

bullshit is weird because they sometimes got political things right because it's something like government surveillance.

they were going to do an episode on the bullshit of bullshit covering everything they got wrong but i think it got canceled before they could.
Libertarians are okay with things with like legalizing drugs and government surveillance, but the problem is they believe the solution to everything is the free market.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

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


Hbomberguy's Flat Earth video is premiering now.

Yvonmukluk
Oct 10, 2012

Everything is Sinister



Lindsay's just snuck in a Death of The Author video just under the wire:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGn9x4-Y_7A#t=588s

Edit: drat, I wasn't expecting a John Green cameo/interview.

Yvonmukluk fucked around with this message at 23:16 on Dec 31, 2018

Hungry
Jul 14, 2006



RareAcumen posted:

It's just on his channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TebCHHCw9rY

I can't wait for Flat Earth. I hope he goes in on everything. Hollow Earth, ice wall Earth, Thicc Earth, torus Earth, folded Earth, Earth on the back of a giant turtle, etc.

This marks the 4th time I have watched this masterpiece.

I still don't know where the music at the end is from.

Yvonmukluk
Oct 10, 2012

Everything is Sinister



Edit: quote is not edit.

Yvonmukluk fucked around with this message at 23:16 on Dec 31, 2018

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Yvonmukluk posted:

Lindsay's just snuck in a Death of The Author video just under the wire:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGn9x4-Y_7A#t=588s

Edit: drat, I wasn't expecting a John Green cameo/interview.

I know people in the thread were going back and forth a while ago about how deep to go on theory and background reading in videos, but a video like this seems to keep the right amount of name-brand philosophy in order to develop an original argument in a somewhat economical manner and still look good and be clever.

Anything more than whatís there and weíd be getting bogged down in fights with Foucault and not have a nice, crisp conversation there at the end. If you want more theory, itís easy enough to read it yourself, and if thereís just enough in the video to start a conversation, letís just have it in the comments.

Also, considering that the internetís conception of Foucault is ďlobsterman bugbearĒ and not even the 4chanest neet has ever heard of Barthes, this seems like the right pitch for public discourse.

PS what will the new A E S T H E T I C for 2019 be?

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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


rudecyrus posted:

Jim Sterling released his top ten shittiest games list! I watched a playthrough of The Quiet Man and it deserves to be number one.

i sorta agree with his opinion on we happy few though i am less harsh on it i guess. like its by no means perfect but after a ton of patches it was playable. its more of weird oddity then awful poo poo game. the biggest issue i have with the game is that its trying to be to many things for to many people.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 00:07 on Jan 1, 2019

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Orqr5u1b7c

Sage ends 2018 with a review of Mobile Fighter G Gundam.

DoctorWhat
Nov 18, 2011

Someone call the Chancellery Guard. Commander Maxil's out of uniform. AGAIN.

man i really wish creators i like would stop palling around with Peak Neolibs like the Greens.

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gFsOoKAHZg

You guys ready?

Puppy Time
Mar 1, 2005



Antifa Turkeesian posted:

PS what will the new A E S T H E T I C for 2019 be?

Hopepunk

Viewtiful Jew
Apr 21, 2007
Mench'n-a-go-go-baby!

Dapper_Swindler posted:

i sorta agree with his opinion on we happy few though i am less harsh on it i guess. like its by no means perfect but after a ton of patches it was playable. its more of weird oddity then awful poo poo game. the biggest issue i have with the game is that its trying to be to many things for to many people.

I loving FORGOT We Happy Few came out this year that's how long a year it's been. And it makes even less sense because the game came out in August and that was like less than half a year ago. I guess we just went from one video game disaster set piece to another and WHF barely had time to linger around the mindpace. Now that I'm reminded of it I remember that they had sold a season pass for DLC right when the game came out as well which still hasn't come out right?

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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


Viewtiful Jew posted:

I loving FORGOT We Happy Few came out this year that's how long a year it's been. And it makes even less sense because the game came out in August and that was like less than half a year ago. I guess we just went from one video game disaster set piece to another and WHF barely had time to linger around the mindpace. Now that I'm reminded of it I remember that they had sold a season pass for DLC right when the game came out as well which still hasn't come out right?

i dont think so. its no where near fallout 76 levels of technical shittery. its just a wonky AA game. the biggest issue with the game is it wants to be a random generation survival and a bioshock type rpg with quests. so you get a mixed bag gameplay wise. the story and writing are really good most of the time. its not RDR2 levels but it lays out all the themes and characters pretty well. it does a good job showing how societal systems just spin out of control and how everything is falling apart but the system keeps anyone from doing anything and everything just perpetuates. i can't really get to deep without spoiling poo poo. if you want i will.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 00:46 on Jan 1, 2019

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


We happy few looks so ill-equipped to use survival mechanics. If I was doing a game with survival meters I would have no negative effects like hunger or thirst, and just have food and drink items provide major bonuses that incentivize crafting them to give you more single-use power buffs.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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


Arcsquad12 posted:

We happy few looks so ill-equipped to use survival mechanics. If I was doing a game with survival meters I would have no negative effects like hunger or thirst, and just have food and drink items provide major bonuses that incentivize crafting them to give you more single-use power buffs.

if you put it on easy mode or gently caress with the difficulty options. it works like that. i admire them with trying to keep it in because it fits with the themes. the society is isolated and food is running low, people are starving to death and different sicknesses are breaking out and because of various reasons society isn't doing poo poo about it.

what surprises me is i havent seen many videos on the game. because of the way the story is done and stuff, i am surprised the lore/"exlained" type youtubers arn't all over this game, instead of another 50 videos on loving hello neighbor/bendy/fnaf.

Dapper_Swindler fucked around with this message at 01:02 on Jan 1, 2019

Vanderdeath
Oct 1, 2005

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





Viewtiful Jew posted:

I loving FORGOT We Happy Few came out this year that's how long a year it's been. And it makes even less sense because the game came out in August and that was like less than half a year ago. I guess we just went from one video game disaster set piece to another and WHF barely had time to linger around the mindpace. Now that I'm reminded of it I remember that they had sold a season pass for DLC right when the game came out as well which still hasn't come out right?

This year has been so drat long that I forgot about We Happy Few and Metal Gear Survive. What an absolutely dreadful year it's been.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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


Vanderdeath posted:

This year has been so drat long that I forgot about We Happy Few and Metal Gear Survive. What an absolutely dreadful year it's been.

yeah, lots of meh/bad AAA/AA games this year. some really great ones too though.

but yeah in general real world reasons this year is kinda poo poo. though at least trump's stupid hell reign seems to be imploding.

Oxxidation
Jul 22, 2007


"the longest year that's ever been a year long" is pretty apt

on one hand the world will end in ~20 years, but on the other hand every year now feels like 20

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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


Oxxidation posted:

"the longest year that's ever been a year long" is pretty apt

on one hand the world will end in ~20 years, but on the other hand every year now feels like 20

"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen" that sums up 2018 pretty well.

Groovelord Neato
Dec 6, 2014




the problem with we happy few is nobody on earth would've imagined it was gonna be a survival game when they showed the original trailer.

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012







drat, I can't believe he did UpIsNotJump so dirty like that but Philosophy Tube got his time to shine.

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

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


Groovelord Neato posted:

the problem with we happy few is nobody on earth would've imagined it was gonna be a survival game when they showed the original trailer.

yeah and people on their patreon complained for that reason, so they basically remade the game but they kept the survival stuff too because thats what they wanted originally.

Kim Justice
Jan 29, 2007



I have nothing much to say really, but thought I'd pop in., pissed as I am, to say a happy new year to all you fuckers. Hope you all have a great 2019! Not that I won't most likely be here posting vids, most likely vids of other people eating lol. That or talking about things that could get me in trouble (hopefully not so much any mo') ANYWAY, blessings to y'all! woop woop.

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Pretty psyched to be alive still and waiting to see what fresh horrors we can see in 2019. Youíre my favorite thread, probably. Happy New Year.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."



The google search text joke was great.

HopperUK
Apr 29, 2007

Clear off, fatso, this is a respectable establishment




Just watched Kyle's P&T video.

Kyle if you're still reading the thread, are you okay? I mean I get a melancholy tone as an artistic choice but I hope you're doing okay, that's all.

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Judge Tesla
Oct 29, 2011



Dapper_Swindler posted:

if you put it on easy mode or gently caress with the difficulty options. it works like that. i admire them with trying to keep it in because it fits with the themes. the society is isolated and food is running low, people are starving to death and different sicknesses are breaking out and because of various reasons society isn't doing poo poo about it.

what surprises me is i havent seen many videos on the game. because of the way the story is done and stuff, i am surprised the lore/"exlained" type youtubers arn't all over this game, instead of another 50 videos on loving hello neighbor/bendy/fnaf.

Being a 60 dollar game is also what sunk it, it was vastly overpriced for what it ultimately was.

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