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#1 Edited by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -


For those who are wondering what Pibo is rambling about for most the of the early part of the run, since Spelunky is randomly generated, he can't rely on optimal conditions for a specific type of speed or challenge run to pop up on any particular seeded layout. For this reason, Spelunky runners know several different kinds of speed/challenge runs that they will choose to attempt on the fly based on the looks of the level seed they have received. So sometimes, maybe teleporters happen to spawn in early caves a bunch of times -as happened in this case- and Pibo is grumping because he wasn't necessarily in the mood to go for any% runs at the time. Lately he's been doing a lot of low% and high score runs.

Pibo streams very often by the way. Check him out at twitch.tv/pibonacci

#2 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Please move the camera to a different position. -____-

#3 Edited by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Yeah, this is one of the really shitty things about the illustration industry, sadly. It's one of the many reasons I quit (I was freelancer for several years after uni). No, it's not plagiarism. Yes, developer of Birthday Cake probably did (maybe (might very well have (or not))) yank and repurpose major tenets of this other fellow's art style. However, all of it is just different enough to where Birthday Cake is its own thing and is in no way guilty of IP theft in this case. Derivative, crass, rude, downright low; but legal.

There is supposed to be a sort of gentleperson's agreement amongst illustrators not to do this to each other because it creates a hostile field for everyone involved. Some people choose to be dicks. That is the way of things.

#4 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

A baked ham is entirely inedible to me without a sharp mustard to compliment.

Proper mustard use is similar to proper wasabi use. You want the hottest possible to which you can then use small quantity to affect the desired flavour profile. To those who will slather a mass quantity of mild yellow on a hotdog, I say, you there, you need a stronger mustard, moar of the weak yellow will serve you no better and shall drown away your hotdog.

#5 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

MOBAs are games. All video games are games. eSports is a misnomer.

Sport, as a concept, is based specifically on athletic competition. I maintain a tighter definition of that than most, i think. I consider things like archery, target shooting, bowling, etc. to be games rather than sport as well.

#6 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

@benmo316 said:

I'm starting to hate video games more and more these days.

#7 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

I dunno. Something with huge replay. I guess a good Chess game with solid AI opponent programming.

#8 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

I hate the word "spoilers" and all that it stands for. What is your brain going to do with stray plot points? Surely knowing what is going to happen will only increase your enjoyment of seeing how the story gets there. Yes, it's a matter of perspective.

No. You are incorrect.

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#10 Edited by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

15-20 drive. This is the easiest commute I have ever had. I love it.