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#1 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

What was that tv show where the main guy was the son of satan and the portal to hell was in the DMV? I'm not even from the US and I thought that was funny.

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#2 Edited by Sweep (8817 posts) -

All my games are cry games :(

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#3 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

@rangers517 said:

@itwastuesday said:
@spraynardtatum said:

I think this community is actually super great and nice.

there's a bombcast comments page that i would bring up as counterevidence to this idea!

If that bombcast comments section is your evidence, then this is a pretty great community.

What about all the deleted stuff, though? That's still part of the community.

Not really, no.

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#4 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

@itwastuesday said:
@spraynardtatum said:

I think this community is actually super great and nice.

there's a bombcast comments page that i would bring up as counterevidence to this idea!

If that bombcast comments section is your evidence, then this is a pretty great community.

I read all of those comments and the whole thing was basically one poster saying they they had just heard the word "cisgender" used on the bombcast unironically and then probably 10-20 other posters (including myself) saying they were going to skip listening to this bombcast if political/social stuff were a big focus.(which, after listening to it, it wasn't that big of a focus and I regret my comment) I didn't see any personal attacks at all on the woman that was on the bombcast. Just people saying either they don't like guests on the bombcast, or that they don't want to hear about political/social issues on it.

I've seen a bunch of people saying, "wow if they locked the comments it must have been terrible!" eh, not really. They just seem to be kind of cautious now about allowing some of these discussions in other areas of the comments.

Rorie explained this best

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#5 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

I can't really think of the last game I played where the gender of my character had any meaningful impact on the experience. Maybe Mass Effect? But only because of the relationship options.

I pick women sometimes because I'm bored of looking at generic stubbly muscle-freaks, and if possible I'll mess around with setting until I find an aesthetic that I like, but that's pretty much it. If I thought for a second that these options would have an impact on how characters would react to me then I'd probably out more thought into it.

Imagine in Mass Effect if certain races were nicer to you depending on your appearance. Like if Salarians gave you a discount if you had big eyes, or if the Krogans respected you more if you had a bunch of scars. That would be awesome.

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#6 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

@sweep said:

As someone who's recently been made redundant as part of a mass layoff, I know how much this sucks. I wish them all the best and hope that as many of them manage to land on their feet as possible.

Oh shit, really? Post production in London getting that tough? :(

It happens all over the world. It's an issue of tax subsidies; every few years some government will raise or lower tax credits and the workforce is expected to shift with it. Right now it's cheapest to make films in Canada, though apparently recent changes mean that might not be the case for much longer. Videogames are in the same boat; I know Ubisoft has a deal with the Canadian government that their tax breaks won't shift until 2019, but for everyone else it's been recently fucked. Australia is the same, their game development tax just got massively nuked. VFX artists are expected to be nomadic in that regard - we go where the work is.

As for me, my company just got rid of 200 people in a merger with another studio. Fortunately I've already found a new job in London and I start on monday so I'm OK for the time being, but both the film and game industries are still pretty precarious in London right now.

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#7 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

As someone who's recently been made redundant as part of a mass layoff, I know how much this sucks. I wish them all the best and hope that as many of them manage to land on their feet as possible.

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#8 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

I live in England, so I won't count Northern Ireland and Wales, but:

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Holland
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Bratislava
  • Cyprus
  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • India

Bunch of those places more than once, and some of them, like India, were for work. Next on my list is Japan, Peru or Nicaragua.

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#9 Edited by Sweep (8817 posts) -

To my knowledge no one is outright banned for going off topic in a thread, the thread is locked and that's it. You're only banned for continually or egregiously breaking the forum rules.

Correct. Nobody has ever been banned for going offtopic, though if we tell someone to stop derailing threads and they turn around and tell us to fuck off, we're going to have problems.

Every ban is the result of extensive discussion between mods and staff, and we always try to delay a full ban with warnings and suspensions first. However, if people persist in being disruptive or aggressive, we aren't left with many options.

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#10 Edited by Sweep (8817 posts) -

Out There is halfway to being a decent FTL clone, so I've been messing around with that on Android for a while. I'm also playing Super Hexagon still, and Strata, which is a great minimalist puzzle game. You have to cross ribbons in a specific order so that the top ribbon matches the colour of the square it covers. It's the sort of thing I stare intently at for 10 minutes and then solve in 30 seconds. Sound design is spectacular as well.

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