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Unprofessional Fridays: UPF 12/23/21

Our last opportunity to get unprofessional this year. Be safe and NO KISSING!

The end of the week is here! You made it! Let's sit back, relax, and close the week out in style with some video games.

Dec. 23 2021

Cast: Jeff, Matt, Jan, Jess

Posted by: Jan

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I also never wear clothes at Christmas

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I agree with Rorie, Far Cry 6 didn't need a fishing game. And somehow it's way worse than Far Cry 5's fishing game. I think Red Dead Redemption has one of the best fishing games.

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I didn't know Jess used to work in an escape room.

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No lie. I use the Swan skin too on Tower Unite, lol. Crazy.

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I'm not usually into stylistic suck as an aesthetic, but the santa game had just enough weirdness to wrap around to being funny to me. And Tower Unite has always been sufficiently silly to entertain me. Thanks for the chuckles to close out UPF for the year.

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Jan: food, gas, everything is less literally everywhere in the universe than the Bay Area. In 2012, I was in San Jose and the cheapest room I could find was $1600 for a room in an weirdos house, and spent about the same in food and bills and lost money from saving every month. 2012 dollars.

Now I’m in portland Oregon, I pay $1365 for - whole 700 sq ft place of my own, maybe about $900 for other bills and food, and still have enough to add to savings each month, and I feel like I’m being ripped off. The Bay Area isnt worth staying in if remote work is permanent.

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Am I insane or wasn't 'I bought Strider and beat it the same day' Jeff's memory and not Rorie's? (maybe they both did it)

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Y'all need to go full MTV movie awards and add a "Best Kiss" award for GotY

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Does anyone know the movie @janman is talking about during the first game?

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@dantez said:

I didn't know Jess used to work in an escape room.

She did and she escaped. That's why she works at GB now.

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As a Newfie, it was pretty cool to hear this site's first mention (that I'm aware of) of the wonderful Newfoundland during this show!

It was made even cooler because this show happened to air on Tibb's Eve, a folkloric Newfoundland and Labrador holiday that contemporarily falls on the day before Christmas Eve. Its origins are murky, but nowadays it's mostly used to drink and eat with friends before the Christmas family times start. Of course, we got put back into a COVID lockdown the day before yesterday, so this year was a bit quiet. Thanks for inadvertently helping me celebrate!

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funny to see the same house assets in three headed santa that show up in houseparty

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Do I have cooties now?

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Ho ho holy shit!

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1:35:49 - best part lmao. so random. i love tower unite

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@ebeaz: I'm jealous of y'all on the east coast, I need to get out of BC

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Write things down, Jess? This is Unprofessional Fridays, if I see one of these fuckers write something down I quit! I mean cancel!

Merry Christmas to all the folks at GB, I hope you get everything you wanted

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@castiel said:
@dantez said:

I didn't know Jess used to work in an escape room.

She did and she escaped. That's why she works at GB now.

This made me laugh, thank you

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The problem with Children of Morta is that all the melee characters are terrible and you can't just play the archer daughter the whole time because it makes them stay home if you use them too often in a row.

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omg Jess brings the best games every week. What a treat

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LOL WOW, the Travis Scott at Astroworld concert did not end well...

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Aww, I wanted to see some Slay Bells

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Jess' face when she whispered "slit...?" after Rorie said it killed me dead.

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@dh4niel said:

Dana Carvey didn't write for The Simpsons. It bugs me when people state something wrong so matter of factly.

We were talking about Dana Gould lol

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watching this late but I can't say I was expecting to hear someone talk about one of my favorite local sandwich spots on Giant Bomb today. Hell yeah Jess that place rips!!!

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@dh4niel said:

Dana Carvey didn't write for The Simpsons. It bugs me when people state something wrong so matter of factly.

We were talking about Dana Gould lol

Hey, I was drunk and tired. We all said stuff we didn't mean. Lol

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@ebeaz: Nice to see a fellow Newfie on here!

A couple of years ago, they did a segment of fan games (you may remember the live-action Hitman) and during that they played a side-scroller where the background Water Street in St. John's. Something cool about seeing your home on this site.

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The problem with Children of Morta is that all the melee characters are terrible and you can't just play the archer daughter the whole time because it makes them stay home if you use them too often in a row.

I hate to be a downer, but yeah, the melee characters only become viable after a LOT of upgrading. Like, endgame when you have the global family upgrades nearly maxed, nearly all characters have enough stats to be useable, but otherwise the melee characters just take damage too easily while not dishing damage out fast enough to justify the risk.

Still, you can alternate between Linda (archer) and Lucy (mage) without ever being forced to bench them, especially if you occasionally play Mark (monk) who is halfway decent.

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The Children of Morta people made Garshasp which resulted in one of the best quick looks on this website.

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just chiming in to agree that Paddington 2 is one of the top five best movies of all time