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>> No. 23617 Anonymous
30th April 2020
Thursday 11:58 am
23617 Serena Williams among stars to compete in Mario Tennis tournament
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52481838

Any day now I'm going to wake up from this coma and find that we didn't leave the EU, Donald Trump has nothing to do with politics, and Serena Williams is not competing in a fucking Mario Tennis tournament on Twitch.
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>> No. 23618 Anonymous
30th April 2020
Thursday 5:07 pm
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What in God's name is your problem with this, lad? They can't play real tennis so they are doing something cute and fun during lockdown to keep us all entertained.
>> No. 23619 Anonymous
30th April 2020
Thursday 5:23 pm
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>>23618
I'm with you. Serena Williams competing in Mario Tennis is every kind of awesome. I hope she's good.
>> No. 23620 Anonymous
30th April 2020
Thursday 6:32 pm
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>>23618
I don't have a problem with it at all. I think it's hilarious, frankly. I would just never have thought it possible, that's all.
>> No. 23621 Anonymous
30th April 2020
Thursday 6:38 pm
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Monkey tennis?

I'll see myself out.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 23622 Anonymous
30th April 2020
Thursday 7:15 pm
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>>23621
Please do.

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>> No. 23578 Anonymous
18th April 2020
Saturday 9:46 pm
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I've done it now lads. I was stupid enough to express interest in teamwork within an MMO, now i have to plan a fucking campaign to present to my guild mates. I didn't realise talking about it means i have to actually fucking do it. I'm not prepaired for this shit. I've read it's best to deligate tasks in any cooperation but how can i expect these people to take responcibility for something i suggested? All I offered was a dream, an idea on what could be awesome, but what if all i can actually do falls short of that. Is it okay to give out basic gear that's barely up to the tasks at hand? Is it okay to expect other people to provide the fun? I wish i'd never gotten myself into this. I can barely turn my back and hide - i put my name on this, my reputation.

Tell us about the times you took it upon yourself to inspire others in the games you play. Preferably with a positive outcome that might help me push through this mess ive made.

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 23581 Anonymous
18th April 2020
Saturday 11:03 pm
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Why was OP banned?
>> No. 23582 Anonymous
18th April 2020
Saturday 11:11 pm
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>>23581

>i
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You're not from here, are you?
>> No. 23583 Anonymous
19th April 2020
Sunday 12:11 pm
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>>23578

I hope this is a positive growth experience for you OP. That you realise you aren't just an observer in life and what happiness you can make for yourself if you put the work in.

>Tell us about the times you took it upon yourself to inspire others in the games you play

Organisation of loads of things, I run an online blood bowl league which is mostly an excuse to keep in regular contact with friends I might not talk to regularly otherwise on discord. It has really come into its own during corona outbreak as something for people to do, It has become more than just playing the game but a community hub and people who met through it branch off and play other games from that, which is lovely.
>> No. 23584 Anonymous
19th April 2020
Sunday 12:58 pm
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>(A good day to you Sir!)
>Use your fucking spellcheck.
Let's see..
Prepared;
delegate;
responsibility.
My appologies for the transgression. I'm still working on that proofreading habit.

I've analysed the chatlogs and i think i've found the major problems in my approach. Most significant is my lack of consideration to play times and how to actually get people together.
I think the 'build it and they will come' mentality will be worth trying, here; so long as i can commit to a time that's reasonable for the others, some people should arrive. If they don't, it's on them. I think the point is to make a date, otherwise whatever's in the air has no place to land. Other than that i could try approaching pre-established groups.

Second most is my inadequate preparation. For the time being i can offer basic equipment to the party but otherwise it's 'bring your own'. I'm still working on an incentive other than 'to have fun' - but the interested parties seemed keen enough as it is. Still, it'd be nice to have a net gain at the end of it.

For the most part the situation is not as dire as i felt earlier. Just gotta sleep on it and not react to that adrenaline dump.

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>> No. 23585 Anonymous
19th April 2020
Sunday 2:22 pm
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>>23584

>Thanks, man. I can still make it work, even if the plan changes a bit. Flexability is surely a good trait to practise.

Exactly these things operate on people’s good will and you can get more out of them if you act as always the positive force without judgement and roll with the punches.

Example I can I give is that in the BB league one of the players without communication just plain stopped turn up for matches with no explanation, plain ignored some people who tried to contact them. There were calls from offended parties to just remove them they were understandably pissed.

Eventually I was able to get through to them, and asked them if they wanted to be in the next season they told me they were depressed and withdrawn and it was for the best if I take them out of the league my response was

"That is a terrible shame. Personally I find these sorts of social things the best treatment for my depression, but I could understand if it becomes a chore for you and you feel socially obligated why it would be draining.
You still have one game left to play this season (vs [a friend they have in real life]) It would be great to see you come out of retirement for one last job!"

From that I was able to get them to play that one game and that was enough for them to sign up for the next season and become a highly involved in the league and the community.
The real problem there was they had built up an oppressive force they didn't want to face, and I could have easily played into that if I had approached the problem differently.
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>> No. 23351 Anonymous
22nd February 2020
Saturday 10:43 pm
23351 Inappropiate Video Game Content
There's actually a game on the BBC Micro called fapper!
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>> No. 23381 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 12:26 pm
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>>23379
Ah that makes sense. Never played as or against Relius much, and Astral Finishes don't get pulled off very often, so I've just never seen that content.
>> No. 23384 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 7:48 pm
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Oh, not judging them, or anyone else who wants to draw porn for a living. It doesn't hurt anyone else, I don't see how it's any of my concern.

I note that Skullgirls got into some controversy going the other direction, editing sprites to take out some of the panty shots. It seems like an odd choice to me, given the game had been out for years by the time they elected to do this. By that point anyone who'd be offended by that stuff must have already made up their mind. There were some mutterings about this being an attempt to make it esports-friendly, but I find it hard to believe the developers had any such pretensions, not least because they left plenty of equally racy content in there anyway.
>> No. 23385 Anonymous
27th February 2020
Thursday 7:49 pm
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>>23384
Not my captioning. For better or worse, I suspect I will manage to forget.
>> No. 23559 Anonymous
15th April 2020
Wednesday 3:56 pm
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>>23380

My partner is an artist, and if you're into hentai of pregnant chicks, chances are very high you've probably bashed one out to her work.

I'm not sure why people are always surprised by this, I have the opposite, where I'm just shocked anyone is naive enough to expect that there's anybody out there actually paying money for art that isn't porn, except perhaps furries, or maybe DnD character portraits.

Even Disney animators get up to it. You'd be amazed.
>> No. 23561 Anonymous
15th April 2020
Wednesday 6:32 pm
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>>23559
>Even Disney animators get up to it. You'd be amazed.

The lads who gave an entire generation a harem-girl fetish and a mermaid fetish are a bit pervy? I'm shocked!

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>> No. 22636 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 5:02 pm
22636 Xbox
I found a crystal xbox in some bushes, I've fixed it up and am just waiting on a controller now.

Are there any decent xbox exclusives? I can't think of any - Halo, Halo 2 and Fable all have PC ports. It is hardmodded so homebrew/foreign titles are options.
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>> No. 22726 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 1:49 pm
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Not quite the same but I've been spending too much time and money in B&Q lately; it feels like being a kid in Toys R Us.
>> No. 22727 Anonymous
15th February 2019
Friday 3:48 pm
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>>22724
>>22726

For me it's Darknet drugs and prostitutes that get delivered in Ubers. Now this is a future I can get behind IYKWIM .
>> No. 23386 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 1:19 pm
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Bumping this thread because as an original Xbox owner (albeit in storage >>22651) I have just discovered this important urgent news: remove the clock capacitor to stop your console from being destroyed.

https://www.reddit.com/r/originalxbox/comments/4c60th/reminder_if_you_own_an_original_xbox_remove_the/
>> No. 23387 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 1:35 pm
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>>23386
Somehow mine survived that cap leaking, so it's not fatal in 100% of cases. But yeah, definitely worth doing.
>> No. 23388 Anonymous
28th February 2020
Friday 5:26 pm
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>>23386

Electrolytic capacitors and RTC batteries are a hazard on any old hardware, but particularly anything manufactured between 1999 and 2007. If you're a collector or enthusiast, pre-emptive replacement of these parts is a smart move.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

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>> No. 21528 Anonymous
30th March 2016
Wednesday 3:42 pm
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Any of you lads want an Xbox-One Closed MP Beta code for Doom? Got it from buying Wolfenstein on the 360 but I don't own an X1 so have at it.

KR6WH-DX7C7-FM2DJ-RPPTY-Y9VYZ
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>> No. 23306 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:36 pm
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>>23304

>The bias is obvious I don't know why I tried to engage the people here like they were reasoned adults rather than entitled fanboys crying over nothing but I won't make the mistake of talking to people here like they matter again.

I was pretty neutral on you until this. Feel free to fuck off if that's how you feel, I haven't read anything further up in the topic. Just saw this.

Was going to castigate >>23305 for being a bit mean but you invited it.

Stop being a spaz and lighten up.
>> No. 23307 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:52 pm
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Fuck me, it's a mediocre reboot of a mediocre '90s FPS. Stop pushing this shite to the top of /*/.
>> No. 23308 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 10:09 pm
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>>23307

Blame Purp for the Sage implementation. The most popular thread on news is premised on the replacement of some old shutters in Huddersfield, it doesn't reeeaaallly matter. Threads get derailed and rerailed, the joy is in the experience.

Fuck, forgot to post this from the internet caf. Bye lads.
>> No. 23348 Anonymous
18th February 2020
Tuesday 8:25 pm
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Just realised it was me that posted this originally almost 4 years ago.

Wonder if anyone took the code.
>> No. 23349 Anonymous
18th February 2020
Tuesday 8:42 pm
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>>23348
I don't need to try redeeming it to know someone definitely took the code, mate.

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>> No. 22863 Anonymous
4th June 2019
Tuesday 8:15 pm
22863 Official* Britfa.gs Minecraft Server
Thought I'd better make a new thread for this so the link doesn't get buried -

britlads-prime.ftb.host

It's vanilla right now, save for GriefProtection, which allows you to claim an area of land that will be secured from damage/grief. I don't know if we need this or if it'll ruin the 'fun' of natural disasters like your house being cunted over by creepers. But for now all you do is do /claim in your house to claim your first area, then subsequent claims or edits will require a golden shovel. It's a whole thing, look it up.

I'm happy to stick other mods in there if we get bored, and please let me know if you encounter performance issues - I'm using some hosting service that might well be shite.
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>> No. 22986 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 1:37 am
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>>22964
Are Ender Chests vanilla MC? If so, that might be your solution.
>> No. 22987 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 11:41 am
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>>22964

There is, but you'll need to use a hopper minecart. That can collect the beef and deliver it, maybe run it off a Redstone clock so it delivers periodically.
>> No. 22988 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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WHY
If you're going to do this please don't do it anywhere near spawn
>> No. 23061 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 5:23 pm
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Here are there any backups knocking about for this world? I wouldn't mind taking over hosting it once I've some more time.
Plus I liked my base.
>> No. 23347 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 5:36 pm
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Not the OP but I just set up a new server. Been playing a lot of MC of late and figured it'd be best to share the wealth a little.

51.89.247.224:25615 for those interested. The host allows automated tasks so sending out occasional backups should be a doddle.

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>> No. 23317 Anonymous
5th February 2020
Wednesday 3:35 pm
23317 Modern CRT gaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8BVTHxc4LM

Over the past few years I've owned at least one decent example of each of the main types of flat panels, and in each case I've been disappointed at some aspect the image quality, particularly when it comes to the blurriness of motion in games. I've also heard anecdotes of people dragging now-ancient CRT monitors out and being amazed even compared to the latest gaming flat panels. Then I caught the above video. I think Digital Foundry are generally pretty reliable, so it's really had me really thinking.

Anyone here have any recent experience?
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>> No. 23341 Anonymous
9th February 2020
Sunday 9:27 pm
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>>23336 & all subsequent posts

This is lovely. When did you pick it up?

I know the DC had some bloody ambitious ideas but I never knew they went this far.

Also, is that a flusher in >>23337?

It looks to big to fit on a cistern. Hmm.
>> No. 23343 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 12:39 pm
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>>23336
That's adorable.
>> No. 23344 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 2:40 pm
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>>23341
>When did you pick it up?
Nah, these are just photos found elsewhere. I did look seriously into buying one a long time ago, back when they were still around for £400 or so, but the shipping was astronomical. Wish I'd paid it now, of course.

Here's a bonus Sega obscurity, from a few years earlier: a shitty Aiwa boombox, that inexplicably included a Megadrive and Mega CD. I've always thought it looked a bit like a rice cooker. Yours for £2,500 on ebay.
>> No. 23345 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 4:15 pm
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>>23336
It looks like something straight out of Space Channel 5. I'm surprised there wasn't some kind of tie-in promotion (that I can find, anyway.)
>> No. 23346 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 4:39 pm
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Ah, Space Channel 5. At a time when advertisers and brands were ditching Michael Jackson en masse (in the wake of the paedo accusations), Sega of Japan decided you should be dancing with him.

Questionable judgement.

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>> No. 23192 Anonymous
29th December 2019
Sunday 7:46 pm
23192 Arcade Machines
Any arcadelads on here? I'm having this bad boy delivered on Friday, 100% original hardware in working condition and a DEXTER Laserdisc replacement board too!
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>> No. 23200 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 1:59 pm
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I used to fantasise about owning proper arcade machines when I had my own place as well as the money. Then I worked in a venue with lots of arcade machines and they seem like a total ballache. Always breaking down, one of them even ransomly set on fire. If I was more technically minded I would probably enjoy the challenge, so kudos those willing to put the work in.
>> No. 23201 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 2:06 pm
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>>23196

There are loads of arcade venues opening up these days, usually offering free play machines with a fixed admission fee. If you're anywhere near Manchester, Arcade Club in Bury has a truly exceptional collection of vintage and modern cabinets.

https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/
>> No. 23285 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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Would you be able to recommend anywhere in London that has a decent retro arcade, OP? Bonus points if it has some pinball tables too.
>> No. 23286 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 11:39 pm
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>>23285

AFAIK Heart of Gaming in Croydon is the last remaining proper arcade in the big smoke. Flip Out (also in Croydon) have a huge selection of pinball tables, but check the opening times.
>> No. 23287 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 11:49 pm
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>>23286

Used to go every few months when it was in Acton and I lived in Newcastle, then went by one time and it was just gone. Was a bit heartbroken, so glad to hear it reopened recently. Heading there in the next few weeks.

Are you part of the community? I was always too shy to speak to people but it seemed like loads of people knew each other and had a lovely atmosphere.

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>> No. 23219 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 10:03 pm
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How do you think the world would be better had the internet never been invented?
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>> No. 23222 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 10:42 pm
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>>23221

It's been mainsteam since forever / The Internet Was Never Good.
>> No. 23223 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 10:45 pm
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The internet hasn't made the world worse, it has just made the world transparent. There have always been approximately the same number of arseholes and idiots, but now they have unfettered access to a global audience. As any teacher or nightclub bouncer knows, it only takes a few idiots to spoil things for everyone else.

The only cure is a return to elitism and snobbishness. This place is only halfway tolerable because it has a small user base and trigger-happy mods who will happily ban people simply for being thick or lazy. Social media has an open door policy, but we need more online communities that are run like a gentlemen's club, with membership criteria and strict rules of decorum.
>> No. 23224 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 10:51 pm
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>>23223
> we need more online communities that are run like a gentlemen's club, with membership criteria and strict rules of decorum

We have them, they're called fucking subreddits.
>> No. 23225 Anonymous
9th January 2020
Thursday 11:25 pm
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>>23219
Now that the site has Huel money (shoutout to Bill Burr), you'd expect that the staff writers could rustle up better threads than this.
>> No. 23231 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 2:42 am
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>>23223

The problem is the ease of access. Make internet dialup again and the number of twitter contributors typing "<politician> is bad because <popular comedian joke> LOL" goes down tenfold. Mass anything is bad, the internet is just the worst example of it.

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>> No. 22461 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 3:37 pm
22461 Dead Companies Tell No Tales
Telltale Games is laying off most of its staff, canceling upcoming games

>"Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a majority studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges," Telltale said in a statement. "Telltale will issue further comments regarding its product portfolio in the coming weeks."

https://www.techradar.com/news/telltale-games-is-laying-off-most-of-its-staff-canceling-upcoming-games

RIP The Walking Dead Final Season.

What I think has probably happened here is they've overstretched themselves and people have become burnt out with the genre, there was a telltale game for every franchise going a few years ago. I bitter loss if you were invested in anything they've yet to finish though.
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5th September 2019
Thursday 8:05 pm
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I noticed that Telltale was having a Steam sale and was like, what?

But after looking it up, it seems a holding company that purchased the assets to Telltale is relaunching it on a smaller scale. Positive news, although of course it could go either way from here on:

https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/28/20835854/telltale-games-return-walking-dead-lcg-entertainment

Some former employees have been a bit scathing for some reason, but it doesn't sound justified:

https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/29/20838817/telltale-games-return-aftermath-employees-interview
>> No. 23043 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 9:02 am
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>>23041

They're being offered contracts with terms that are shit even for the game industry, where they'll be independent contractors and not entitled to any workplace benefits or a modicum of job security.
>> No. 23044 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 11:45 am
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>>23043
>contracts with terms that are shit even for the game industry
Citation please?
>> No. 23045 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 10:18 pm
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>>23044

Literally in the link two posts up:

>Ottilie said that some workers from the original Telltale Games will be offered freelance roles, with full-time positions possible in the future.

I'd be a bit insulted if the company I worked for shut down, someone else bought the corpse then offered me temporary, day to day work. It's not a great offer.
>> No. 23046 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 9:54 am
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No it isn't, but that doesn't make it "shit even for the game industry".

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>> No. 22839 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 8:14 pm
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Allo .gs. I'm going to buy a Nintendo 64 for someone as a gift. I want it to connect to a Sony XF9005 TV.

I'm aware I'll need something like an A/V to HDMI converter, but I know these things can look shite if you don't do it right. Obviously it doesn't need to be crystal, but a good picture and sound would be nice. Is there a smart way of connecting it?

After having a Google I realise there are some interesting custom kits out there, like https://www.game-tech.us/product/ultrahdmi/, but that's a bit above my effort threshold at the moment. Any other recommendations?
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>> No. 22840 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 8:19 pm
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Does your telly not have a composite video input? It'd seem to make more sense to just use that.
>> No. 22841 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 9:49 pm
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>>22840

The coloured cables, you mean? As long as they haven't been removed in the most recent generation of flat screens... Even searching on specs websites hasn't made this entirely clear.

It's not my television so I can't check physically, unfortunately.
>> No. 22842 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 9:53 pm
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They do specific ones aimed at the retro gamer. So long as you get one of those I don't think you can go far wrong, they usually also do stuff like compensate for frame delay, which is apparently a thing because analogue TVs at the time worked differently with the frame rate. You might have mixed results with a general purpose one.

When I was into retro games a few years ago the thing to get was called a Framemeister, but I'd imagine it has all moved on a bit now.
>> No. 22843 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 10:03 pm
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>>22841
The model you specified does have a composite video input.

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/televisions/xf9005-series/specifications
>> No. 22875 Anonymous
8th June 2019
Saturday 5:16 pm
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I'm going to start this by saying that it's going to look like absolute arse unless you pay a lot of money. It looking blurry and shitty might all be part of the fun, but if you're interested in why your childhood memories are going to look like a smudgy mess on that TV then read on, I guess.

Converting old analogue signals to HD digital ones is just massively more difficult than you'd imagine. Upscaling a DVD to make it look "ok" on a 4K set requires a lot of post-processing, and the end result isn't ever great. All modern sets that have analogue inputs are tuned to this use case - they will process the fuck out of composite video in an attempt to make DVD/TV look passable.

Unfortunately, this means that the situation is significantly worse for retro games. The aforementioned post-processing tends to add hundreds of milliseconds of latency, which makes anything other than turn-based games pretty much unplayable. This can sometimes be fixed to some degree by enabling "game mode" on the TV, and that may be good enough if you're just messing around and don't care how things look. It doesn't address the issue of scan conversion and upscaling, i.e. how to take a ~320x240 analogue signal and turn it into a 3840x2160 digital signal, in 16ms or less. The Framemeister >>22842 mentioned does a good job of upscaling, and the OSSC is also great, but neither of these are the kind of thing you'd give as a gift.

To make matters worse, an un-modded N64 doesn't output anything better than s-video, and that TV doesn't seem to have anything other than composite. That'll be composite "240p", and most consumer sets make a right fucking mess of upscaling this. Early 3D games get a particularly hard time of this as the aliasing (jaggies on polygon edges) tend to be much more noticeable than in 2D art.

>I'm aware I'll need something like an A/V to HDMI converter
There are no cheap composite to HDMI converters that are worth buying; they are simply the same chip (very likely worse, in fact) that's in that Sony TV.

Getting an N64 to look anything other than absolute shite on a modern set is really pretty hard. I'll almost always go with the original hardware for nostalgia purposes, but for N64, I'll go for an emulator-loaded laptop every time (not least because of the framerate increases).

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>> No. 22775 Anonymous
1st April 2019
Monday 5:21 pm
22775 Pronouns in games
https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/03/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-gets-woke-with-pronouns-modern-day-politics-masculine-subversion/80691/

I don't mind this at all but I wish it would have some actual function rather than being there for the sake of it.
If you had cosmetic affects for instance, If I could choose my pronoun to be xer and I play some 'girl' with masculine features and that voice trans have then yea think this would be interesting.

What think?

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 22797 Anonymous
8th April 2019
Monday 8:53 pm
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>>22796

>but at the same time you shouldn't moan about having LGBT culture 'rubbed in your face' simply because it exists (as a lad did above).

Whilst that is true, sometimes it purposefully is. I usually consider that something to do with the insecurity of the person who insists on the rubbing in their own identity more than anything whenever I've seen it. Kind of like how American Atheists seem to revel in an adversarial to Christian position.Among groups like the fet scene there is definitely regularly the obnoxious righteousness that goes with that kind of psychological insecurity, where the stance of indifferance isn't good enough for people.
>> No. 22798 Anonymous
8th April 2019
Monday 9:53 pm
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>>22796

Indeed, but I think in general it's easy to read things as an attack on LGBT stuff when in reality it is just somebody saying that's not really their thing. Which, as we've agreed on, is fine. The phrase he used was "rubbed in his face" but I didn't take that as a moan at LGBT people, just a general way of expressing it was like having a bit too much mayonnaise on his chips for his liking.

>>22795

Of course, but not everything has to be for everyone. It's just as valid for a straight bloke to go "no thanks, it's a bit gay for me" as it is for a gay lass to go "nah, it's not gay enough for me". Generally though I think if people are placing so much weight in their sexuality and how it defines them as a person, I feel they would be able to make bigger gains by putting their self-esteem in healthier things, than by the token gesture of having a game call them xe.

You don't hear me complaining that furries are under-represented. We still have to make the yiff mods ourselves damnit.
>> No. 22799 Anonymous
8th April 2019
Monday 11:02 pm
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I've avoided getting involved with this why can't we just talk about our RP adventures and Ventrue being best? and I don't know your LGBT resistance HQ but I used to frequent a gay-bar every month or so because I had gay friends. It was awkward at first but eventually I made friends with the other regulars and we got drunk and had a laugh as friends do.

This sounds more like the place you're going to is just full of dickheads who base their identity on being the other or you've not gotten to know anyone and therefore unconsciously see them as the other. I'd hazard the latter but there's always one person writing in the guardian. I mean, you're presumably a lovely couple so how is that different to any other bar? If you went with your boyfriend what would be different?

That said it's neither here nor there. We're talking about a game whose plot centres on an underground society of vampires and blood-magic. Although the franchise has a complicated relationship with sex it is generally assumed that vampires lack a sexual impulse and gender norms are irrelevant when you're a blood-thirsty predator. Pronoun choices are by extension irrelevant but there's absolutely no reason to tout it in this day and age unless they're going to make it a core part of the plot (which would ruin it) or otherwise use it to try and cover a bad game (the typical option).
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9th April 2019
Tuesday 12:12 am
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>>22799

That's mostly why it feels disingenuous, which was my point. Neither of us are the type to talk to strangers, so why are we there exactly when we could be anti-social in any pub we like?

It's because she doesn't want to feel like she's sold out by taking the dick.
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9th April 2019
Tuesday 12:19 am
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>>22799

>We're talking about a game whose plot centres on an underground society of vampires and blood-magic. Although the franchise has a complicated relationship with sex it is generally assumed that vampires lack a sexual impulse and gender norms are irrelevant when you're a blood-thirsty predator. Pronoun choices are by extension irrelevant but there's absolutely no reason to tout it in this day and age unless they're going to make it a core part of the plot (which would ruin it) or otherwise use it to try and cover a bad game (the typical option).

From what I remember of Masquerade, a young vampire has been dead for 25-50 years and usually several hundred, some of them living for thousands, slow to adapt to society as they become more reclusive, and becoming consumed by their bestial nature they hardly seem the sort to be on the cutting edge of progressive. They also referred to the ruler of the city as 'the prince' regardless of sex because such concepts were irrelevant to them.

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>> No. 22746 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 12:39 pm
22746 ALL of the Halos are coming to PC
https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/13/halo-master-chief-collection-coming-pc-steam-along-halo-reach-8894588/

I'm genuinely chuffed about this. Playing Reach WITHOUT the awful frame drops and ugly motion blur is going to be heaven.

Unless they pack the release with micro transactions and I have to go on the kind of spree they don't give people medals for.
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>> No. 22756 Anonymous
14th March 2019
Thursday 6:43 pm
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>>22748
The visuals are very memorable and unique*, from the colourful guns and enemies to the beautiful sky boxes, you've got a quality campaign (at least until 4) and the multiplayer is probably the most fleshed out I've known in an FPS. Obviously it's all a matter of taste, but I also prefer the pace of the gunfights over Quake or Counter Strike, which were always 2fast4me even before I hit the e-sports retirement age I'm at now. But going back to how diverse the multiplayer can be, you could probably edit player speeds, health and weapon damage to have a Quake-like custom game mode quite easily, or just race ATVs, or get chased by an unkillable zombie ghost. Basically it can be anything you like, hopefully doubly so once it's on PC.

*Yes, I am aware they cribbed plenty of ideas also.
>> No. 22757 Anonymous
14th March 2019
Thursday 6:58 pm
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I played the first Halo recently for the first time since it came out, and I was surprised by how open it was. It has the reputation for the dumbing down of FPS games, but even early missions don't hold your hand with excessive way points like modern games have.
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14th March 2019
Thursday 7:07 pm
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>>22748

The one thing it probably did better than anything else is AI. It feels believable for reactions in a war zone, each type of creature has it's own personality that comes through. I don't recall anything doing as good of job of it before or since.
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14th March 2019
Thursday 7:25 pm
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All of this. I remember the Halo series being the first games in a long, long time that really made me want to play through them on every difficulty and get all the achievements and all that. There's nothing that brings four hopeless nerds together like spending days or weeks trying to get the LASO achievements. The AI really helped with that, it wasn't just "more" enemies running at you, they were actively more aggressive.

More than anything else, the appeal of Halo to me was that I grew up with it. It's a game I could play in my room on my little 14" telly, I didn't have to borrow the family PC and sit in the living room and all of that, it was mine. Even if the games were shite I'd probably still have that feeling, but they also happened to be very good.

Halo is also the reason a lot of my online life exists, I have friends I made on Xbox live before it was even called Xbox live, that I still talk to today. I have friends from the Rooster Teeth and Machinima communities, both companies that simply wouldn't exist without Halo. It was a Big Deal for console gaming back then and that won't be forgotten easily by someone my age.

Halo CE being on PC, and able to run directly from a flash drive was excellent craic too. We used to just play each other in it in school/college computer labs when nobody was looking.
>> No. 22761 Anonymous
16th March 2019
Saturday 5:10 pm
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>>22752
> "God, this reminds me of how much fun I had with UT back in the day!"
Same, that's why I've been replaying UT99 recently. Got to the DM-Phoboss, getting massively wrecked there.
I also have the GOTY edition which sadly has some decent DM maps replaced by some other ones that I like less.

Sort of want to play UT2004 again too. I have my reservations though, as I remember the 2004 was pretty intense too and somehow differently intense. For example, in UT99 the November Sub Pen CTF map had the most vicious combat situations right in the middle. In 2004, the middle seemed to be rather dead. There were more 'tension pockets' across the map, the overall pressure just wasn't there.
It also felt a bit more Quake-ish in general to me.

Thanks for the comments. Perhaps I'll find some time to try it if it really comes to PC.

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>> No. 22292 Anonymous
17th February 2018
Saturday 11:27 pm
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>> No. 22293 Anonymous
19th February 2018
Monday 7:21 pm
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Nope. Nope. As soon as I heard his voice, I stopped the video. Not watching that.
>> No. 22294 Anonymous
19th February 2018
Monday 7:40 pm
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>>22293

Good for you, it is badly delivered meandering tedious crap.
>> No. 22295 Anonymous
20th February 2018
Tuesday 2:16 pm
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I thought it was a very well made review of an existential masterpiece of a game.
>> No. 22296 Anonymous
20th February 2018
Tuesday 3:42 pm
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I've watched a lot of Kim Justice videos in the past and they've always been very good, not seen that one mind.
>> No. 22731 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 7:49 pm
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I'll just leave this here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i62K01nSla4

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