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#1 Posted by huser (1156 posts) -

@visnes said:

Donations. Why not add donations?

I have no problem buying things that are good. But this just seems weird to me. The standard for those mods - that you pay for - will have to be of such quality that I wouldn't be able to distinguish them from official stuff.

But hey, this is capitalism at its finest. I won't be buying shit. But there are sure to be people who will.

Edit: Kinda shitty of Valve and Bethesda to take 75% of what they sell the mod for though.

It's actually that last bit that worries me while also being shitty. This could just offload the work needed to do DLC while effectively getting paid like you made some. All kinds of annoying but otherwise ignorable stuff could be kept in place knowing paid mods will come around to address them. Things like Vinny's Bane (carry weight limitations) even if that specific example would probably be included in large mods or race to the bottom in pricing.

#2 Posted by huser (1156 posts) -

What about Trigun or Cowboy Bebop? I don't recall any mentions of earth in either of those, but I might be wrong

Edit: also Starcraft. The terrains aren't humans. They had a slightly different evolutionary path

Bebop is set in our solar system. They visit Singapore and the Moon gate had some kind of serious accident that is the backstory of Valentine and is probably related to the safety issues the Chessmaster (that played against Edward) had with the gates that drove him crazy and the numerous asteroid strikes we see the Earth suffer.

Oh is Starcraft no longer centered on a bunch of criminals sent on 4 ships? Where did the United Earth Directorate from Brood Wars come from? I haven't played SC II so I am super curious if they went whole hog on a major retcon.

#3 Edited by huser (1156 posts) -

@onemanarmyy said:

I really enjoyed the whole Vinny house saga.

Also the podcast where Drew watched the Eurovision and passed out in the bathroom afterwards, making a butthole in the wall.

I sent in a question about Vinny's house saga. Vinny was the one to think the Shit Bandits at various companies was actually just sewer issues. Kaboom! in his words. The irony, and frankly super coincidental timing made me wonder if VinnCo was doing some testing on the idea.

#4 Posted by huser (1156 posts) -

@itwongo said:

@huser said:

Just in time for the Bombcast hopefully. This will be exciting.

Giant Bomb has terrible luck

That is hilarious. To carry the meme further, Brad is terrible at hosting podcasts.

#5 Posted by huser (1156 posts) -

Just in time for the Bombcast hopefully. This will be exciting.

Always bet on Nintendo. They have been doing this shit for so long, and have outlived so many of their competitors, they're not going to bow out any time soon.The mobile and PC arena is too large a slice of the gaming pie for a company to outright ignore, this move will keep Nintendo relevant for years to come..

It is insane that Sony still hasn't made a PSPhone, rather than persisting with their ridiculous Vita nonsense. It is beyond insane that Microsoft still hasn't found a way to properly leverage their potential for utter dominance of PC gaming. I'd expect similar moves from both of them in the near future.

MS wants to own your living room. That has been something they willingly told people on tours of their campus back in the 90's and probably why they got in with the Xbox when it looked like Sony was well on its way of doing just that with the Playstation brand. I think the market shifted on them, so dominating PC's might in some way achieve that living room future, but I think that's why they've had such a weird time doing that.

#7 Posted by huser (1156 posts) -

These are great! Great job duder!

Hopefully they start doing Unplugged more often.

Something seems up with Rorie, but yeah I'd like to see more, though for this crew they might need to expand their horizons from bog standard D&D.

#8 Edited by huser (1156 posts) -

@koolaid said:

1. The Power Gamer:

2. The Experience Hound:

3. The troll who is just roleplaying:

4. Armchair "Rulemaster":

5. The Delicate Flower:

Hmmm. I'd say just take each character from Knights of the Dinner Table, especially the extended cast and that would pretty much cover these and most others. Excellent distillation of the worst offenders!

#9 Posted by huser (1156 posts) -

I'm hoping for a Supaidaman revival given his newfound canonicity in the latest event, but I'm also rooting for long-term success for Spider-Gwen.

#10 Edited by huser (1156 posts) -

@sgtsphynx said:

@notnert427: I'm with you there, all theories are are just attempts at explanations with the limited info we have. The prevailing theory is just the one that seems most reasonable giving what we know. That doesn't preclude it from being proven wrong when we have more information. This just seems like a reasonable conjecture given the info available; it makes a lot of assumptions, but assumptions that are normally made, therefore it is sound until the math us proven wrong or more information is discovered that proves it wrong or incomplete.

That is more or less the gist of it, but just to be clear, a scientific theory, to be accepted as one, is set to a pretty rigorous standard. It's not how Science Officer Spock uses the term. Explaining everything that has been observed without contradiction? That is simply the first step. It ALSO has to make testable predictions, that then get tested and have to remain true. That's the big part that the layperson doesn't always consciously realize and so sometimes you get people that feel safe dismissing the eggheads "theories" as just some ideas they cooked up.