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#1 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

Not likely. I played the original card version fairly regularly way back in the day, but it was mostly for the social experience of hanging out with friends and chatting about books, video games, movies, music, science and tech stuff, work, etc. And I still have a metric buttload of cards, so going back to that is always an option. I just don't imagine there's going to be much of a social experience to an online CCG when playing with random strangers, since it'll likely be the typical online social experience: the majority of people mute themselves/everyone else and the ones that do talk you inevitably have to mute. It's a damn shame.

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#2 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

I recently got back into XCOM: Enemy Unknown, decided to finally go for the Platinum, so I've been playing a ton of that - and creating new swear words along the way.

I've got Zombie Driver from PS+ and thought I might start using that as a palate cleanser for those times when XCOM forces me to eat shit.

And I was thinking this might finally be the year I get back to the Dead Space games.

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#3 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

Not even a Patrick Stewart-led Star Trek can get me to subscribe to CBS All Access.

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#4 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

I don't love Giant Bomb the way I once did - similar to the way I don't love Gamespot the way I once did - but I love that they're still here. I mean, if possible, I'll follow Jeff, Vinny and Brad wherever events may take them, but the continuation of Giant Bomb...it just makes me happy. I love that there are (and will continue to be be) people who only just recently discovered the site and it is for them what it was for me. And I love the way the community pulls together every year for Extra Life - this really is just a baller community.

Most of all, though, I love the thought that whenever Elder Scrolls 6 finally releases, maybe I'll get to enjoy another 12-hour Greg Kasavin marathon brought to me courtesy of Giant Bomb.

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#5 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

Remember when Disney's movies were racist as fuck? Apparently Disney doesn't.

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#6 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

No. Ryan was TANG. I'm sure some video game movies might creep into Film & 40s - I'm actually amazed Dan hasn't insisted on them doing Doom - and that's fine, but even just the suggestion of rebooting TANG makes me want to punch someone. That's how offensive I find the idea.

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#7 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

If the argument for shutting down the comments section is that it's a potentially toxic environment, then they might as well do away with the forums too. People being people on the internet is always an environment for potential toxicity. And if someone really wants to comment on a piece of content but can't, because GB has closed that outlet, then that person will just start a forum thread instead, which leads to the same issue of toxicity until someone has to step in and lock that thread/delete comments. So, I don't see how closing one and not the other really solves a problem.

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#8 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

Of "people I never knew personally, never even met, but whose death hit me so hard it left me profoundly shaken and brought me to tears" Ryan is still top of that list. I miss that dude so much.

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#9 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

I'd never buy one, but I piss away an excessive amount of money on my own brand of stupid shit, so I'm not about to judge.

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#10 Posted by CurseTheseMetalHands (178 posts) -

Animal Crossing Royale (aka Tom Nook's Collection Day, aka Fuck You, Pay Me): 100 indebted mayors are thrown into Tom Nook's Debtors' Prison Thunderdome. Players have 30 minutes to collect, borrow, barter, steal and murder to acquire the necessary bells to make their payments. Instead of an enclosing Circle of Doom, there's just a giant clocktower in the center of the map that's visible from even the farthest edges, counting down to Collection Day. At First Bell, Nook appears to each player out of a puff of purple smoke and any player that doesn't have X amount of bells on them gets their fingers broken, causing severe crosshair sway and making item collection take longer. Second Bell, if you can't make your payment you get your kneecaps shattered, leaving you to crawl the rest of the game. Third Bell, Nook gets his money or you get your throat slit. Sometimes there are no winners.