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@zoofame said:

Not to deflate Jeff's dreams of retiring from the auctioned sale of his garage finds, but there was some interesting context in the r/games thread about that Mario Bros. story.

Apparently (I have done no research on this) Heritage Auctions is notorious for artificially inflating auction prices to drum up hype for certain collectors to unload their assets in a pump-and-dump type scheme. It's similar to the NFT mania astroturf campaign from a few weeks ago and the long-standing illicit dealing in fine arts.

Basically these auction houses collude with the "seller" to boost the reported auction price by simply swapping ownership from one front to another. The item never actually changes hands because the buyer is secretly also the seller. The media report on the eye-popping new value, creating interest and momentum for potential buyers who want to get in early on a new speculative bubble. Then the original owners can actually sell their items and the auction house gets a juicier commission. In the art world it's often used to launder money through the auction or by donating items for a fat charitable deduction on taxes.

Oh wow, this made me feel really gross and I 100% believe it.

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@csl316: It's an ongoing theme with this game that I don't want to blame on the dev or the player, really. The dev is sort of at fault for front-loading the weak point systems, but also, the player is sort of to blame for not ever trying to just....murder the shit instead of worrying about the weak points.

I never used the scope EVER in that game...and I barely bothered with the wear points because it often was just easier to shoot shoot shoot. Having said that though, the precision aiming in the game does feel out of place with the rest of the design.

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@kamasamak: hah, to be fair to my wife, she wasn't trying to tell me Arm & Hammer was named after Armand Hammer, just that Armie Hammer was named for his grandfather (or something) and that his family owned Arm & Hammer and that is was just insane.

My brain melted more at the sheer coincidence of it.

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@brad I went through LITERALLY the exact same thing that you did over Armie Hammer. I felt like my brain was just shattering mid conversation with my wife about it as she was explaining it to me, thinking I could never trust her again if it was all a trick.

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@permanentsigh: fuck man, the art just of that thumbnail is AWESOME and the game looks so bad.

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@humanity said:

I can't believe that is actually Vinny's voice I was sure they were using some sort of voice modulation.. man thats wild hopefully all goes back to normal once the swelling goes down.

Considering their history with stuff like that, I really thought it was a goof at first.

Best wishes Vinny, hope you feel tip top again soon!

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@billmcneal: Isn't that just like 3 cups of coffee? I don't think that that is that much.

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This was incredible content.

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Thank goodness this exists!