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#1 Posted by buttle826 (123 posts) -

I think you and I are on exact opposite sides of this issue, OP. I want more content like Alt-F1, Unplugged, and riding a roller coaster with a DS. I don't come to GB just because I like video games, I come mostly because I like the crew. I relate to them, so when they talk about stuff they like, there's a 90% chance that I'll probably be into it, and they just might introduce me to something I didn't know about (like F1).

On the other hand, if you're coming here for video games, and they're talking about seemingly everything but video games, I could empathize with that. It's just never been a problem for me personally, especially since there is so much backlog I haven't seen yet.

#2 Edited by buttle826 (123 posts) -

I love my MacBook Pro. I have had it for about 4 years now, it has gone across the country with me, I have dropped it way more times than I'd like to admit, and put it through all kinds of abuse, and the thing works great! I love it to death. It is certainly more durable than any Windows machine I've ever used.

But I have had a hell of a time coding on it. Granted, I'm studying game development, so I'm not sure how well this applies, but in almost every project I've worked on, some portion of the pipeline was incompatible with OSX.

My advice would be to get a windows laptop. You can build a similar machine (probably a better one, if I'm being honest) for the same price you'd pay for a MacBook.

And yeah, gaming isn't great either. It's definitely getting better, but the selection is almost exclusively indie games. You're better off with Windows, where you can get everything.

#3 Posted by buttle826 (123 posts) -

Here's a fun (and probably misremembered) fact:

What we call Chicago style pizza, was originally known in Italy as a tomato pie. Which has always made the "CHICAGO STYLE PIZZA IS NOT PIZZA" debate really funny to me. Like, yeah no shit it's not pizza.

So I guess my answer is no? Or yes maybe? Tralse?

#4 Posted by buttle826 (123 posts) -
@tom_omb said:

It's fun when you throw in your own rules to make things interesting. Put all the taxes in the middle to be rewarded for landing on the middle, and maybe some $500 bills for good measure. Creative trades make it fun too.

DO NOT DO THAT! A standard game of Monopoly, if played by the rules, should only take 90 minutes tops. House rules, like the one stated above, are what give this game a reputation of being 4 hours long.

The REAL rules of Monopoly are actually VERY different from how people play. The #1 rule nobody follows is this: "...Whenever you land on an un-owned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price, ... You receive the Title Deed card showing ownership; place it face-up in front of you. Those are the rules folks, My recommendation is to hand out post-it notes, and do sealed bids for these auctions.

all properties that the 'landing player' does not buy are auctioned on the spot.

If you follow the games rules it is still a game of chance very often, but chance is spread between all players with many types of chances all occurring at once. You will find the best players never really have the chance to plan when so much occurs at once. That rule also makes it EVERYONE'S turn all the time because at any given moment you might be buying or bidding during anyone's turn. The game is not slow when you play this way, the game is done in less than an hour.

This dude knows what he's talking about. Monopoly isn't as terrible as everyone thinks it is, they're just completely ignoring the rules. It doesn't suck, it's just kind of mediocre.

#5 Posted by buttle826 (123 posts) -

I mean, how much do you use your Netflix account? That's what would be the make or break for me. If you're using it only occasionally, go for HBO GO, but if you're expecting to use it every day, you're going to exhaust HBO Go pretty quickly (I would imagine).

@marcsman said:

Game of Thrones.

Nuff said...................

However, this is a pretty compelling argument

#6 Posted by buttle826 (123 posts) -

Curious Village for sure. That game oozes with charm in a way that none of the other ones managed to match (in my personal opinion). I bet you'd be able to get it for dirt cheap now too.

But honestly, it probably doesn't matter. There's a little bit of continuation in the story, but you won't be lost if you jump in at the later ones. If Miracle Mask is the one you can get most easily, then get that one, and pick up the rest later

#7 Posted by buttle826 (123 posts) -

@threeeyedsloth: If you like Shut up & Sit Down's podcast, then you should check out their videos on their website. Same bizarre sense of humor in video form. Plus, it helps to actually see the game they're talking about since IMO the aesthetics is half of the appeal of most board games.

#8 Edited by buttle826 (123 posts) -

I'm going into my 3rd year of college, and yeah, I don't play games anymore really. I play maybe an hour a week, and that's being kind of generous actually. Personally, none of the games that are coming out interest me enough for me to dedicate the little free time I have to play them, with the exception of a few indie games. It kinda bums me out, but at the same time, I'm doing more productive things with my days off now, like working on personal projects, seeing friends, or even developing my own games.

#9 Edited by buttle826 (123 posts) -

Thanks everyone! You guys were a great help!

Also, I hope I didn't spoil a game for anyone. I hoped that listing the games mentioned would keep people from seeing things they didn't want to see. Still, my bad! I should have been more explicit about warning you guys

#10 Posted by buttle826 (123 posts) -

@jrinswand: Yea, I was thinking about putting a spoiler warning in there, but these games are kinda old, I didn't think it was an issue.

Sorry if I spoiled something, but thanks for helping out!