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#1 Edited by an_ancient (303 posts) -

@marokai: I get that. This is sort of also why I'm no longer GB premium, while I do still really enjoy the podcasts. What helped me with the emptiness was taking walks. I could agonize to find something novel to watch online, but I could also be active for an hour. Outside is just weirder.

And more to the thread, the walking lead to me finally taking control of my weight, especially since it occurred so late in the year. Fuck your summer body, time to get that winter bod y'all.

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#2 Posted by an_ancient (303 posts) -

If I break down and stop hoping in vain for a sale, Factorio.

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#3 Posted by an_ancient (303 posts) -

Hmm, you do touch the Liara relationship which I think was more of the initial upset for me than any of the ME3 endings thing. I think you made me realize why ME1 Shephard and Liara work as Shepard is a questioning vessel for the player, but Liara was also pretty naive, which made them kind of cute together. However as things went on, her characterization made her less appealing. I get that they wanted to Break The Cutie and 2 is the dark middle chapter for Shephard too, but when they rejoin, even by the end of Lair of the Shadowbroker, I felt like too much time had passed. Their kind initial summer of love didn't reappear and I do not feel like either made an effort to understand the other. Sure it's games, but there's not much in the way of any real visible effort. I guess it's war and they fast-track because of the mind meld.

With that being said I do agree that for at least half the cast, the sendoff was bittersweet. I kind of wish they had left the ending more ambiguous though as I kind of liked everyone's dark head-canon.

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#4 Posted by an_ancient (303 posts) -

This followed by watching all the premium content in order of publishing. This is what I miss the most, having cancelled my subscription.

@gtb08 said:

@norm9: PROJECT BEAST PROJECT BEAST PROJECT BEAST.

never in my life have i doubled over laughing as hard as I did during Project B.E.A.S.T., truly the funniest series on the internet.

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#5 Posted by an_ancient (303 posts) -

I was going to go with Ace Combat Zero - Mission 18 a game which I have never played, but I think this matches the obscurity factor:

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Bonus fact: The only video game sound anything my mom ever said she liked.

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#6 Posted by an_ancient (303 posts) -

For me it's any game you gradually work towards something with quite a bit of travel time between runs and there there is not much distraction by NPCs, but crucially where the game immersion is no longer important.

So Terraria, Minecraft, Diablo, Torchlight. I used to listen to podcasts a lot with Dark Souls too, but there's certain fights would get so intense that I would have to pause the podcast to pay attention. Immersion I think is probably the most important aspect. I couldn't for example imagine podcasting while playing Subnautica or something like Skyrim.

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#7 Posted by an_ancient (303 posts) -

No, not on the grounds of whether is takes Olympian feats of reflex, team coordination and strategy, but that the game will not last that long. Even Starcraft 1 which has endured is too niche and rattling the nest by the gaming community will just rub other sports fans the wrong way. The way the events are also officiated is too different. I think it's a PR move by Blizzard, but nothing more. If they did succeed they would have such a headache fighting with so many agencies over broadcasting rights and I don't think they want to do that again after their experience with Starcraft 1.

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#10 Posted by an_ancient (303 posts) -

No. Legos should not talk.