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TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






I love this thread and I have nothing of value to add but I thought the commandos of the 'universe would enjoy some photos of my catte in return for the never ending buffet of comedy



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TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






my favourite thing about b'tak is how he posts authoritatively about how boring lovely minutiae will work in the imaginary game in his head that will never exist

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Good whisky chat earlier, I think I will treat myself to ordering something like highland park 12 yrs old later

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






blueberrysmith posted:

These are some prime candidate questions for the next reverse the verse. More importantly, can I play this farming gene-splicing mini-game while hiding in a crate for hours while my prey puts me aboard their ship? Will the corn be fully grown by the time I pop out of my crate in order to take over my opponent's ship? These are the questions that keep me up at night.

I'm going to hide for five hours in a big bag of soil on some guys ship and then jump out and steal all the unsuspecting 'commandos crops when they are busy mixing drinks for each other

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Google Butt posted:

Good into to peaty malts. If you want a cask strength sherry malt, the ablerlour a'bunadh is the poo poo. If you want to go a little more expensive, I just got the old pulteney 17 and it's a very compete and complex single malt.. Need some more time with it but I think it's over taken the a'bunadh as my current favorite.

Can't go wrong with the hp 12 though

Thank you I will put these on my list to look into as well!

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






i had an email at work today from a mr stpierre, i didn't have my glases on and for a moment i thought it was from mr stimpire

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010







lol

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Eonwe posted:

Where'd you get your av

a long time ago I made a thread about drawing dogs with your eyes closed and then re-drawing the results as actual dogs, and garbage day gave me an av made of one of the dogs in the thread which had a fish tail and knives for hands. a few years later someone else drew the weird dog in my av even bigger in another thread in new gbs and he gave me a giant avatar of it at the same time as the gang tag for convincing people in the music forum that arcade fire's rap influences made me want to get into hip hop

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






taht was a lot of words to say garbage day is a good guy

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Beet Wagon posted:

Aussie party!



His name's Kayak

Set fluffiness for maximum! Increase spotification 20% - No, make that 30%!!



Good

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Beet Wagon posted:

Thank you! We had another cool one but he got old and died :(

He was a beetle that wore Christmas hats and he was awesome (I shared a picture of him about a billion pages ago)

remember that pic. he was a good beetle :)

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






eightace, serious question, is there any sense of general unease or like 'something is wrong here' as a mood with the devs? I have a friend who is a coder,, really loves his work and tends to do 6-months ish contracts. Prides himself on working on a project towards results. Recently he had a job where he could just tell something was weird, no money seemed to be made on this product, there were mysterious investors and the goalposts for the work they were doing were constantly being moved.

The whole feeling of it was like it was just make-work to give the appearance of a business and it was driving him mad because he likes to see tangible progress in his job. Weird things kept happening then it all suddenly liquidated before Christmas. It sounded like a big money laundering scheme, and a common feeling of people working there was that something was not quite right and a lot of them bailed before poo poo hit the fan. The whole thing reminded me of star citizen and I wondered if there is any sort of current of unease like that

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






EightAce posted:

Anyone that has ever made an actual game before knows its totally , completely and irredeemably hosed . Beyond hosed , ....fisted even .
But there is a sense of terror and fear beyond words, that if they talk or speak up about concerns they will not only be jettisoned but will never work in the industry again.
Even when they do leave and get another gig they stay silent and haunted ....

True

That's horrible :( my friend at least felt able to talk about it, to feel like it's this crushing millstone around your neck is really not nice. One other thing he said is that some people had this horrid fascination where they wanted to stay just to see how it ended, like they should quit but just find the whole thing so surreal that they wanted to ride it out, but also didn't want to have a black mark on their cv.

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






wyoak posted:

stay safe developer ghost

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






G0RF posted:

5:04 - AN INGAME SPACESHIP SHOW-ROOM!: They are working on animations of NPCs in a spaceship showroom-- using mo-cap animations to have salesman pitching ships, customers reacting, and champagne being served. WTF?!

:chanpop:

I honestly can't believe that. How this could be consuming ANYONE's time, given the state of the game, is mind-blowing to me!

Hahahahahahahaha yessssss

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






EightAce posted:

The games industry is a very different beast. There are not that many jobs and not that many secure companies so when you land a decent gig you eat all the poo poo they throw at you until someone a bit higher up in the firm puts their CV around.
Normally what happens is this 'rat leaving a sinking shi' will bypass all recruitment horse poo poo and contact some old pals directly at other studios. Then when the ship hits the iceberg everyone that has ever said good morning to the aforementioned rat will be on linked in with the fucker before you can say Ardvark swift. And so the gaming world turns

I honestly feel so bad for devs who got a job there to make a fun spaceship mans game and are now chained up in some nightmare heironymus bosch painting of a work environment

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Like idiots already buy ships anyway, people used things to make sure they had the fastest click first to buy a javelin when there was a limited sale and there was only concept art, why waste time making an in game showroom when they could be making a game

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






I hate CIG so much and am continually delighted by them

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






EightAce posted:

to quote myself
' What they are working on now is unbelievable'

I thankyou ....

I was wondering if this was that :allears:

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Imagine you're a stylist and your canvas is fat dopey moron with hair that looks poo poo no matter what, I'd shove him in a black turtleneck too because he will look insanely lame in any item of clothing so might as well just go for the least offensive

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






I'm the waitress stuck in a t-pose holding a glass of champaign, slowly clipping through the floor of the showroom

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Beet Wagon posted:

I'm always so torn with e-cigarette/vaporizer/robot dildos. On the one hand, I use one and finally helped me kick my smoking habit, which is great. On the other hand I loving hate everyone I see who has one and it makes me resent myself. At least I go outside to do it though, nothing is worse than standing somewhere and some dude pulls out his giant lightsaber hilt and takes a Cheech and Chong comedy-sized bongrip off it, filling the entire room with strawberry.

It makes me hate myself a little bit less than smoking did though, so there's that.


I'll run it by him as soon as he gets out of his very important meeting with DJ Seahorse.



Oh my god. Such a good dog

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






I hope you can take the showroom ships on a test drive so I can crash them into the show room

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Tijuana Bibliophile posted:

No matter how you spin it, snus stays in the user's mouth and bothers no one else - unless said user is an idiot and leaves used snus around

Salty liquorice is a Swedish (also Finnish) delicacy. Will ship at cost to anyone in the 'universe (you won't like it)

I'm guessing it's similar to Dutch zoute drop? It's good but an acquired taste (lots of people don't acquire the taste)

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Revelation 2-13 posted:

You probably already read it, but if you like City of Stairs, read Perdido Street Station (and the rest of that trilogy if you like it). It's astoundingly good, is written in a similar style and has quite a few similarities (the mystery aspect and amazing world building for example). I prefer China's prose, but that's a personal taste thing I'm sure. I found Mistborn to be a little too teeny, but good nonetheless. City of blades a good followup to stairs?

all of that trilogy is great, The Scar is one of my favourite books

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Can someone please ask if there will be a bird showroom where we can look at different birds before we buy them

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






I'm glad that someone is being paid to read this, right now

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






EightAce posted:

Some very important people all met and decided to .......
Pay some existing shareholders for an undisclosed sum.
Finalise on another small UK based studio to monetize tax credits and gov initiatives in the UK
Introduce new formats to tell people that they have to cut everything in the game pretty much.
Concentrate all efforts on episode 1 SQ42 . Now internally accepted as is , will be available q2 or 3 2017. This will involve 6-7 hours terrible cutscene and some minor scripted missions. Fly from a to b kill something , etc.
The Stimporer will now be based in the UK 2/3 rds of the year and liase more closely with Germany who are trying to rewrite everything patch by patch.

Pretty much on target if you ask me. Oh, and they don't have 7 million dollars left or whatever del boy claimed. They have a Lot more ...

It's going to be amazing to watch the reality of this drip through to the brown sea over the coming months

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






A while back someone did a really good Animal Farm post and I think it's a neat analogy overall, with a slow bait and switch for expectations and cognitive dissonance as true believers try to justify each incremental stupid lovely excuse for cutting content like the star marine 'it was inside you all along' line

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






EightAce is there a collective internal groan knowing that Chris will be around more? Like is it a generally understood thing that him being there more equals less getting done and more scrapping things and re-doing it/aggressive helicoptering?

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Brazilianpeanutwar posted:

So uhhh hypothetical situation, if croberts did get an account and was on this thread what would you say to him?

Heh i'm not chris or anything *flails hands*

how do you sleep at night knowing that mental defectives are lying to their families about how much debt they are getting into so your harpy of a wife can cosplay as an actress

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






fuzzknot posted:

It's pretty comfortable to sleep on a pile of money.

it would be pretty warming I guess, Lando can probably testify how homeless people sleep under lots of newspapers because they are good and insulating

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






I would ask him who he thinks is excited for SQ42

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






CashEnsign posted:

Reddit has hard proof:




take that g00nies

i'm Ahmed

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






I do really feel bad for the talented coders and artists who are trapped in the death march at CIG :/

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






The words 'sickening' and 'heartbreaking' have basically been ruined for me forever

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






Kimsemus posted:

I'm really confused about this whole "stimpire" thing.
https://imgur.com/a/vCHI9

TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






The Fourth Stimpire

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TONY MEATBALLS
Jul 2, 2010






have a look in gbs now lol

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