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Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.






Mierenneuker posted:

ďMesaĒ? What is happening with that word-filter that it didnít go with ďmessĒ:
- Somebody is secretly talking a lot about Half-Life 3: Back to Black Mesa; or,
- Somebody is spending a lot of time on the Jar Jar Binks web ring.

WHAT IS IT?!

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Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002




Back when I used to play regularly I had a sweet deck that was based around this card and generating tons of mana to swarm with pegasi

ja2ke
Feb 19, 2004



Mierenneuker posted:

ďMesaĒ? What is happening with that word-filter that it didnít go with ďmessĒ:
- Somebody is secretly talking a lot about Half-Life 3: Back to Black Mesa; or,
- Somebody is spending a lot of time on the Jar Jar Binks web ring.

WHAT IS IT?!

Mess. What a mess that was. My phone owned me. I wish I knew why it turned to Mesa with a capital.

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


This latest tf2 update completely destroying the unusual hat market over night made me think of idle thumbs.

fatherboxx
Mar 25, 2013



Jippa posted:

This latest tf2 update completely destroying the unusual hat market over night made me think of idle thumbs.

stay safe captain invictus

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

did they finally make unusual effects easily craftable or some poo poo

I dropped out of steam trading years ago when steamrep revoked my trusted trader mark which had resulted in lots of people coming to me to sell things since I was a known, safe resource. but the trading site I was an admin for, tf2tp, blew up and so they were like "your only proof of legitimacy vanished, off with your head badge" and overnight I became a nobody that basically noone would sell to anymore because I no longer had "proof" of my legitimacy, so I said gently caress it since I'd also gone full time at my job and hadn't been able to make much time for trading anyways

most of the sites I used for trading have since blown up so while it's unfortunate since I met lots of cool people through the steam game thing I did, steam trading is such an obtuse shitshow most of the time so I can do without that stress anyways

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


Certain crates gave a 100% chance of returning unusuals.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

AhahahahahahahahAHAHAHAHAHA

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

Well I long ago sold all my unusuals except for one a friend gifted me, a The Coupe Disaster with massed flies renamed THE POOP DISASTER, it was worth 20 bucks when it was even potentially worth selling and I bet it's way less now

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


They shut down the tf2 reddit from getting more posts and every one is getting trade banned.


e - Ok I figured out what happened now. On these specific crates valve some how removed all the regular items leaving only the unusuals.

Jippa fucked around with this message at 14:20 on Jul 26, 2019

Bug Squash
Mar 18, 2009


YOU CAN STOMP US!

YOU CAN SQUASH US!

BUT YOU'LL NEVER EVER STOP US!


Can we get a break down for people who don't know anything about the market?

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


Bug Squash posted:

Can we get a break down for people who don't know anything about the market?

Due to a valve update overnight people have been unboxing incredibly rare and expensive hats for peanuts. This has completely crashed the entire economy. Valve have apparently just woken up and have been trying damage limitation. They have massively hosed up though.

I'm not sure how they will even fix this.

e -

This isn't me by the way (I wish it was).







Jippa fucked around with this message at 15:36 on Jul 26, 2019

Cidrick
Jun 10, 2001

Praise the siamese


This week I badly missed Idle Thumbs because I wanted them to weigh in on this abomination

https://twitter.com/Arbys/status/1153318788030443522

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Czc3aKUDk

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


In much more serious news C & C are taking an intermission because of all the stuff that has been happening recently. I actually really wanted an episode this week but I understand they are in a really odd position. Grim business.

http://crateandcrowbar.com/2019/09/06/intermission/

Ohvee
Jun 17, 2001


I was starting to wonder when the latest VGHD hiatus was going to end and it didn't take long to find out that it certainly won't be anytime soon. I'm really disappointed in everything about that.

101
Oct 15, 2012


Vault Dweller


Ohvee posted:

I was starting to wonder when the latest VGHD hiatus was going to end and it didn't take long to find out that it certainly won't be anytime soon. I'm really disappointed in everything about that.

Wait why? I'm still a few months behind on my pod backlog but VGHD is probably my favourite video game podcast besides C&C and the also indefinitely hiatused Idle Thumbs

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


101 posted:

Wait why? I'm still a few months behind on my pod backlog but VGHD is probably my favourite video game podcast besides C&C and the also indefinitely hiatused Idle Thumbs

Discussed here

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3897556

101
Oct 15, 2012


Vault Dweller


gently caress. I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't thatÖ

The Black Stones
May 7, 2007

I POSTED WHAT NOW!?


Anybody have some podcasts they could point me towards? Iíve been listening to more on my way to work now so sometimes Iíve been catching up through my queue. Hereís what Iíve been listening to:

8-4 play: Easily my favourite, I like their chemistry and they have a great format where they talk about what they play and then discuss news stuff and their thoughts. I like Japanese style games more than western so they generally talk about stuff I like, but even when they talk about stuff I donít like because they have such good back and forth itís interesting.

Retronauts: Depends on topic and on hosts. If Bob Mackey is in it, it tends to be good. When itís their East Coast crew it tends to be unbearable. I generally find it hits, but thereís some misses.

Axe of the Blood God: Iíve only started listening to this recently, but it kinda falls into same boat as Retronauts for me. If itís main crew banter is good, but some of the guests (the guy they brought in to talk about FFXIV and Marvel UA3) are boring as heck.

Non gaming podcasts Iíve liked has been: What A Cartoon, and Anime World Order.

I like JRPGS, Japanese style games (like 428: Shibuya Scramble, or Ai: the Somnium files), but I do big games like Spider-Man and Control for recent examples.

So anything I should try out?

Samopsa
Nov 9, 2009

Krijgt geen speciaal kerstdiner!


go listen to Watch Out for Fireballs, made by goons Kole Ross and Gary Butterfield, and a great entryway into the duckfeed network which is full of amaaazing podcasts. WOFF is a games club podcast; just like a book club but for games! It started out as a retro-games podcast (retronauts but with deeper dives and only 2 guys), but they switched to including all games a couple of years back. The hosts are also friends of Bob Mackey, and he guests on a couple of shows. If you dig the dark souls series Bonfireside chat is a great podcast from them, Bob is (iirc) the guest that came back the most.
The banter between Kole and Gary is always stellar and I even listen to the episodes that feature games I've never played and don't wanna play; it's still entertaining. I listened to the entire Bloodborne episode of Bonfireside Chat without even owning a playstation! I must warn you though: they're not big on anime and grindy jrpgs, but they give each game a fair shake.

Watch Out for Fireballs: https://www.watchoutforfireballs.com/
Website for the network: http://duckfeed.tv
SA Thread: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3810542


Another recommendation is Cane and Rinse, where a crew of (mostly) UK-based dudes talk about games. Each episode focuses on a single game, the history, how they got into it, and discussing the game itself. Quite good imo. Website: https://caneandrinse.com/

If you ever want to try to listen to an actual play podcast (a group of people playing a tabletop RPG and creating a cool story) you should go listen to Friends at the Table. Helmed by Austin Walker of Giant Bomb and Vice Gaming, it's an amazing podcast filled with great stories and characters. You should start with Counter/Weight or Marielda to see if you like it. They made a chart to help you find a good starting point. Counter/weight is -very- anime/gundam inspired, so it might be right up your alley!

Website: http://friendsatthetable.net/
Chart: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDIvCNGV0AAiFY-.jpg:large

Tae
Oct 24, 2010

Hello? Can you hear me? ...Perhaps if I shout? AAAAAAAAAH!


The Black Stones posted:

So anything I should try out?

Easy Allies Podcast and Frame Trap (This one's averages like 3 hours). Former Gametrailers team.

EA Podcast is a more general news 1-2 hour weekly cast.

Frame Trap is a bi-monthly dive into the latest games, the EA crew is generally a big fan of japanese games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MEsV2Dekow#t=4951s

edit:

Cant' get more "Love japanese games" than this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY1p8ZgvqYM#t=361s

Tae fucked around with this message at 14:33 on Oct 5, 2019

Old Swerdlow
Jul 24, 2008


Designer Notes with Soren Johnson is fantastic for long form in-depth interviews with game creators.

https://www.idlethumbs.net/designernotes

FractalSandwich
Apr 25, 2010


My favourite is The Crate & Crowbar, but they don't talk about Japanese games so much. It seems like there aren't that many great podcasts that do. If you find any more, please let me know.

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


https://twitter.com/valvenewsnetwor/status/1196140554188468224?s=21

The top comment from the reddit thread.

"If Valve took Idle Thumbs, Important If True AND The Valley Of The Gods in exchange for nothing, I'll riot.

I mean, I won't, it's fine, but I hope whatever's going on is their decision and not their project dying in Valve's ecosystem."




I have to admit it is kind of weird. I haven't been in to anything valve has put out for pretty much a decade now. They seem to be just detracting from the things I enjoy. Honestly who actually plays vr stuff? Like 5% of gamers (I just made that up but even so)?

kanonvandekempen
Mar 14, 2009


Jippa posted:

https://twitter.com/valvenewsnetwor/status/1196140554188468224?s=21

The top comment from the reddit thread.

"If Valve took Idle Thumbs, Important If True AND The Valley Of The Gods in exchange for nothing, I'll riot.

I mean, I won't, it's fine, but I hope whatever's going on is their decision and not their project dying in Valve's ecosystem."




I have to admit it is kind of weird. I haven't been in to anything valve has put out for pretty much a decade now. They seem to be just detracting from the things I enjoy. Honestly who actually plays vr stuff? Like 5% of gamers (I just made that up but even so)?

Valve's announcing a VR Half-life game, so I guess their project has been sidelined so they could write for that.
God, with the release of Death Stranding I wish they could do a one-off idle thumbs about it.

101
Oct 15, 2012


Vault Dweller


I was just thinking about how much I missed Idle Thumbs the other day. Then I heard Chris interviewed on a podcast called Dialog Box and it just made me miss it even more.

kanonvandekempen posted:

God, with the release of Death Stranding I wish they could do a one-off idle thumbs about it.

I'd like to hear their thoughts on Disco Elysium personally.

Beard Yawn
Apr 11, 2011

You would make a good Dalek.


Imagine Jake getting super deep into weird Star Wars lore and what his lightsaber hilt means about him as a person.

Quixotic1
Jul 25, 2007



This Half-Life vr announcement made me dig up the idle thumbs bit on the steam controller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59AbuV498IA

Stan Taylor
Oct 13, 2013

Touched Fuzzy, Got Dizzy

Goddamn idle thumbs was so good. Pouring one out for all the pooched pop screens.

Samopsa
Nov 9, 2009

Krijgt geen speciaal kerstdiner!


campo santo peeps confirmed to be working on hl: alyx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9K0eJEmMEw

Stan Taylor
Oct 13, 2013

Touched Fuzzy, Got Dizzy

Half Life: Alyx dev commentary track is going to be the last idle thumbs episode.

Jippa
Feb 13, 2009


Do you know anyone that owns VR stuff? I think the only people I have ever heard talking about it are games journos. At a certain point it seemed like the future of gaming but now it just seems like this weird rich persons cul de sack.

Thirsty Dog
May 31, 2007



Jippa posted:

Do you know anyone that owns VR stuff? I think the only people I have ever heard talking about it are games journos. At a certain point it seemed like the future of gaming but now it just seems like this weird rich persons cul de sack.

No more so than PC gaming is, really. The Oculus quest is affordable.

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.






Jippa posted:

Do you know anyone that owns VR stuff? I think the only people I have ever heard talking about it are games journos. At a certain point it seemed like the future of gaming but now it just seems like this weird rich persons cul de sack.

I know a guy that owns a vr, but also owns like 50 pinball tables so really I'm just proving your point.

JollyBoyJohn
Feb 13, 2019



Lone Goat posted:

I know a guy that owns a vr, but also owns like 50 pinball tables so really I'm just proving your point.

I would much rather own a pinball table than a VR set now you mention it

Thirsty Dog
May 31, 2007



Pinball VR is really good though

JollyBoyJohn
Feb 13, 2019



Thirsty Dog posted:

Pinball VR is really good though

Checkmate

The Milkman
Jun 22, 2003

No one here is alone,
satellites in every home


Jippa posted:

Do you know anyone that owns VR stuff? I think the only people I have ever heard talking about it are games journos. At a certain point it seemed like the future of gaming but now it just seems like this weird rich persons cul de sack.

I know precisely one person with a setup. It's neat. I wouldn't mind having one myself but I just don't have the space for it.

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Keeshhound
Jan 14, 2010

Mad Duck Swagger


Thirsty Dog posted:

No more so than PC gaming is, really. The Oculus quest is affordable.

"Affordable" is a little much; it's still the price of a console.

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