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Pretentious Hipster wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 6:14 pm
outdoorcats wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 3:00 pm Did you green screen yourself into some of the last capture footage, PH? :D One of those guys looks a little out of place. Easily your best work so far. :cheers:

Is anyone else getting into the GeoGuessr craze? For those not familiar, it's a free (well, one free game allowed per day) online game that shows you a random Google Street View and you try and pinpoint where you are on a map, as close as you can. (You can limit where you're dropped to certain categories people create, for example "Cities" or "Famous Places" - "Cities" is my go-to, I don't see the fun in trying to figure out where something is in the middle of nowhere, with no landmarks).

It's become almost a daily routine for me, putting on Music for 18 Musicians or something similar and playing a round, still chasing a perfect score. Smaller Southeast Asian cities tend to be what still trips me up, I haven't yet figured out a method for narrowing them down.
Thanks. My next one is gonna take like 2 months probably but it's very ambitious. I just filmed the intro today actually.

Geoguesser wizard on YouTube is very entertaining. He also did a series where he tried to cross a country in a straight line.
I've seen some of him. I love when I can follow his logic and feel smart, but other times I'll watch his videos and he'll be like "Oh, look at that leaf on the ground, we're clearly in southeast Bulgaria." :blink:

Incidentally I just got my first perfect score today* - on "World Cities" - but I "cheated" by Googling the translation of some words from Malaysian. Mainly just the words "Wisma" - "Hotel" - which was the clue which helped me piece it all together. Normally my self imposed rules are, don't Google anything or look any information up, or switch to any other tabs except to change the music.

For someone who's never travelled, it's a bit of a challenge! :lol:

*proof

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Playing the first Ys game now and it's just... :satstunned: :satstunned: :satstunned:
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 6:14 pm Thanks. My next one is gonna take like 2 months probably but it's very ambitious. I just filmed the intro today actually.
The beginning of it was ultra stupid and I'm actually gonna end up doing a skit of a 60 second long cheesy 70s hard rock ballad with myst-related lyrics. I can't sing at all
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Armoreska wrote: April 8th, 2021, 12:46 pm Anyone enjoying the Disco Communism game? Can only see Lauren mention it once. They released a voiced version, I heard.
Just recently finished watching a playthrough of this new version after playing Disco Elysium a year ago. A fantastic experience is now even better. I have never encountered a work so well-written, intricately designed and (for lack of a better word) mature in the whole medium. It's like re-living the first season of True Detective taking place in Bela Tarr Cinematic Universe but with added postmodern weirdness of, I dunno, PTA or Jarmusch. The writing is unbelievably good.

Highlights include:
Vague spoilers of just a few side quests
meeting an ultra-rich guy who's so rich he is bending the light around him and begging him for money, partaking in an unpromising cryptozoological adventure, inventing the future of hardcore dancing in an anodic rave club that you help a bunch of delinquent teens establish in an abandoned church, discovering a two-millimeter hole in the universe in that church, resisting deranged pleas of your Horrific Necktie to indulge in your self-destructive drug and drinking habits (or letting it leave this world in a literal blaze of glory), learning through a chat with a corpse whose death you were sent to investigate that he was killed by love and/or communism, navigating a complex web of political struggle between a powerful local union and a multinational corporation, convincing yourself that you ARE the long-dead father of the socialist thought whose works led to a leftist revolution that was violently suppressed by foreign coalition forces 50 years ago... All while having terribly embarrassing revelations about your recent past and mortifyingly painful flashbacks about the decay of your marriage at every corner.
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Replaying MGS3 for the 4th or 5th time. Still my favourite game after all these years, great memories.
The gameplay is starting to feel dated, but it just adds to the tactical side of it. Also, my favourite story in videogames.

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1. Metal Gear Solid 3
2. Resident Evil 4
3. Okami
4. SIlent Hill 2
5. Bayonetta
6. Devil May Cry 3
7. Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 1 & 2
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9. Red Dead Redemption 2
10. Death Stranding
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I've been playing New Pokemon Snap all weekend and loving it. The first game was a favourite of mine as a kid and I remember we used to rent it from the video shop constantly. The new one just has so much more stuff going on and the graphics are beautiful. Almost every time you replay a level there's something different or you can discover something new. I switched the voice language to Japanese because the English voices are insanely annoying and the whole rating process of photos is just as slow and frustrating as the original game but I think that's all I have to complain about. They just better have Jigglypuff in the game or I'll scream.
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monk-time wrote: April 30th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Armoreska wrote: April 8th, 2021, 12:46 pm Anyone enjoying the Disco Communism game? Can only see Lauren mention it once. They released a voiced version, I heard.
Just recently finished watching a playthrough of this new version after playing Disco Elysium a year ago. A fantastic experience is now even better. I have never encountered a work so well-written, intricately designed and (for lack of a better word) mature in the whole medium. It's like re-living the first season of True Detective taking place in Bela Tarr Cinematic Universe but with added postmodern weirdness of, I dunno, PTA or Jarmusch. The writing is unbelievably good.

Highlights include:
Vague spoilers of just a few side quests
meeting an ultra-rich guy who's so rich he is bending the light around him and begging him for money, partaking in an unpromising cryptozoological adventure, inventing the future of hardcore dancing in an anodic rave club that you help a bunch of delinquent teens establish in an abandoned church, discovering a two-millimeter hole in the universe in that church, resisting deranged pleas of your Horrific Necktie to indulge in your self-destructive drug and drinking habits (or letting it leave this world in a literal blaze of glory), learning through a chat with a corpse whose death you were sent to investigate that he was killed by love and/or communism, navigating a complex web of political struggle between a powerful local union and a multinational corporation, convincing yourself that you ARE the long-dead father of the socialist thought whose works led to a leftist revolution that was violently suppressed by foreign coalition forces 50 years ago... All while having terribly embarrassing revelations about your recent past and mortifyingly painful flashbacks about the decay of your marriage at every corner.
Wow. Have you played through Planescape?
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Armoreska wrote: May 3rd, 2021, 5:36 pm Wow. Have you played through Planescape?
I tried, but with my extremely low patience for fantasy it didn't go that well.
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I stopped following them when Dan left, but I've been following the gamespot/giant bomb employees for the majority of my life. 3 of them that were there since practically the beginning quit at the same time. Even though I didn't follow them for 3 years it's still hitting me hard. I assume this is the feeling people have when a tv show they were religiously following gets cancelled?

Really makes one wonder what happened when the majority of staff left within 6 months, all of them after a new company bought them.
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I was buzzing and euphoric when I saw the psych ward had Play Station 3 with Insomniac Games such as:

-> Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction (Started playing this one yesterday, continued today; I like the V2* weapon.)
-> Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (I saw a few "let's plays" of this game on Youtube.)

(The next two games might not be "Insomniac Games":)

-> Fifa11 (I have played some Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 on Play Station 2 when I was younger.)
-> Bioshock 1 (I already played this one via the medium called "a computer".), integrated with Bioshock 2 to make some sort of edition.

* = "V2" above is obviously a reference to obscure knowledge found in Ancient History or that one long Pynchon book I have read.

Updates on book reading: I'm on page 191 of "V." ("Bantham Books" edition) by the same American author mentioned in the sentence above this one. The first sentence is "That march from Via Cavour was the most splendid the Gaucho could remember." I will drink some alcohol today.
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EDIT: Will post this later
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Carmel you may try picking up Mason & Dixon after V.

Regarding Bioshock my most recent playthrough was on my Nintendo Switch in the remastered collection thingy they released. I have not replayed Bioshock Infinite yet, though. I cannot remember anything specific thinking about it now, but it seems like there were some basic quality of life improvements they made to the remastered one that made it more playable than the original PC one. Or maybe I just got better at playing the game (fat chance).
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