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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » August 12th, 2016, 10:26 am

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mal Shot First » August 16th, 2016, 10:28 am

Current Annoyance

This week's First 15 episode by Penny Arcade. For those of you not familiar with it, First 15 is Penny Arcade's version of a Let's Play style series, in which they pick up a game they haven't played before and play it for 15 minutes, capturing their reactions on film. It can be pretty amusing when they get the right type of game. Yesterday's installment, however, was just plain annoying.

Mike in particular can be a real dick, and he often makes judgments about certain games based on dumb criteria. If the art style of a game doesn't appeal to him, the entire game is automatically trash. If he doesn't understand right away how to play a game, it's automatically trash (it doesn't help that he doesn't care about reading on-screen instructions). The game in the video below is clearly building up in difficulty and trying to teach the player progressively how to play the game. Mike, though, is just so stuck in certain patterns and doesn't actually try to apply what the game just taught him. He's not experimenting with different approaches and instead just tries the same strategies over and over again. And then he shits all over the game for being too hard. It's hard to believe sometimes that he's been playing video games for most of his life and actually plays and designs games for a living.



Oh, and by the way, I actually thought that Furi wasn't any worse or better than the game they played last week (Dub Wars), yet they got raging boners playing last week's game.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Master Skywalker » August 24th, 2016, 10:56 am

Mal Shot First wrote:Current Annoyance

This week's First 15 episode by Penny Arcade. For those of you not familiar with it, First 15 is Penny Arcade's version of a Let's Play style series, in which they pick up a game they haven't played before and play it for 15 minutes, capturing their reactions on film. It can be pretty amusing when they get the right type of game. Yesterday's installment, however, was just plain annoying.

Mike in particular can be a real dick, and he often makes judgments about certain games based on dumb criteria. If the art style of a game doesn't appeal to him, the entire game is automatically trash. If he doesn't understand right away how to play a game, it's automatically trash (it doesn't help that he doesn't care about reading on-screen instructions). The game in the video below is clearly building up in difficulty and trying to teach the player progressively how to play the game. Mike, though, is just so stuck in certain patterns and doesn't actually try to apply what the game just taught him. He's not experimenting with different approaches and instead just tries the same strategies over and over again. And then he shits all over the game for being too hard. It's hard to believe sometimes that he's been playing video games for most of his life and actually plays and designs games for a living.



Oh, and by the way, I actually thought that Furi wasn't any worse or better than the game they played last week (Dub Wars), yet they got raging boners playing last week's game.
The Penny Arcade guys are such a mixed bag. At times, I agree wholeheartedly with something they've observed and commented on via their comic strip. Many times, though, they come off as tone-deaf assholes (a certain kind of "wolves" comes to mind).

Also, Jerry can shove his ridiculously obtuse, ego-stroking writing style up his pompous ass.
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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mal Shot First » August 24th, 2016, 4:05 pm

I think I tend to agree more with Jerry than with Mike (and I agree about Jerry's writing style, by the way). Jerry and I seem to share an appreciation for plot-driven experiences and complex systems. Like he, I am willing to forgo graphical polish for a deep gaming experience.

Re: Dickwolves - I still think people overreacted over a dumb joke. On the other hand, it's true that the PA guys didn't handle the situation well at all. I have to admit, though, that I can't watch the Law & Order credits without snickering because they remind me of the strip.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Space Tycoon » August 26th, 2016, 5:41 pm

White people in sports bars who feel the need to yell "Ba Ba Ba!!!" every goddamned time the chorus of Sweet Caroline rings through the speakers.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » August 26th, 2016, 5:55 pm

Must be a Canadian thing. US Americans prefer "Dun Dun DUHHHN!"

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Space Tycoon » August 26th, 2016, 6:24 pm

Either way, everyone loses.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » August 27th, 2016, 10:31 am

Crazy white people!

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » August 27th, 2016, 7:07 pm

This kind of shit annoys me:

https://www.facebook.com/GoodNeighborsF ... =3&theater

I don't believe for a second that this exchange actually happened. I believe, instead, that some farmer dreamed up a fantasy scenario wherein a humble farmer puts some uppity straw woman in her place. And then I think this farmer posted the fantasy scenario on-line so that a specific group of people would trip over themselves to stroke the egos of our nation's farmers.

The farmer already had the straw on hand. Might as well make a straw woman out of it.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by neglet » August 27th, 2016, 8:55 pm

So yesterday a woman I've known for almost 25 years was killed while riding her bike. I haven't heard it confirmed from police reports, but she was riding with friends and according to them the car illegally passed on a double yellow and hit her head on.

So yeah, that sucks, a lot. But the topper is the comments on the initial news report of a bicycle fatality, where a lot of people bitched that roads are for cars, and bicyclists ride like maniacs anyway and what do they expect. Never mind that there were no details posted about the specific case, they used this woman's death to make snarky comments with utterly no shame. Never mind that this woman was a world-champion triathlete and very experienced biker, she shouldn't have been there in the first place.

I guess I'm upset at her senseless death, but really pissed at the cowards who use the anonymity of the Internet to complete forget how to be a human being.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mal Shot First » August 28th, 2016, 4:09 pm

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:This kind of shit annoys me:

https://www.facebook.com/GoodNeighborsF ... =3&theater

I don't believe for a second that this exchange actually happened. I believe, instead, that some farmer dreamed up a fantasy scenario wherein a humble farmer puts some uppity straw woman in her place. And then I think this farmer posted the fantasy scenario on-line so that a specific group of people would trip over themselves to stroke the egos of our nation's farmers.

The farmer already had the straw on hand. Might as well make a straw woman out of it.
I like how his big QED was that the (straw) woman also charged people for her services, so it follows that he should also charge people for his services. The slight difference there is that he is basically demanding a $2 cover charge without providing any type of service. Just to enter his farmer's market, I'd have to pay $2 without even having bought anything (if I understood the situation correctly). Couldn't this $2 charge have been distributed across the prices of his products? If he's so proud of the things he's selling, he should be confident enough that people will buy them at the slightly higher price.

Of course, if there really was a well-educated person there with a relatively high-paying job who complained about a $2 cover charge, I probably would have felt the urge to smack that person.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » August 29th, 2016, 1:18 am

What's a farmers market?

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » August 29th, 2016, 5:52 am

It's a thing that has an easily accessible Wikipedia entry.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » August 29th, 2016, 10:45 am

I want you to say it.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » August 29th, 2016, 11:12 am

You're all like:



I'm all like:


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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mal Shot First » August 29th, 2016, 12:30 pm

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:You're all like:



I'm all like:

Horsedick.
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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » August 29th, 2016, 2:23 pm

Gene Wilder. Sad face.

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Scotia » September 4th, 2016, 5:02 pm

Space Tycoon wrote:White people in sports bars who feel the need to yell "Ba Ba Ba!!!" every goddamned time the chorus of Sweet Caroline rings through the speakers.
Jesus Mary and Joseph.

I agree. And it hurts like a mother

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » September 4th, 2016, 8:28 pm

Scotia's additional input has me believing that all Canadians say "Ba Ba Ba!" instead of "Dun Dun DUHHHN!" I guess the differences between Canadian and US pronunciation go beyond "sorry" and "about."

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » September 5th, 2016, 3:30 am

Whereas in New Zealand and Wales "Ba Ba Ba!" is a mating call.

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Post by Space Tycoon » September 5th, 2016, 12:37 pm

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:Scotia's additional input has me believing that all Canadians say "Ba Ba Ba!" instead of "Dun Dun DUHHHN!" I guess the differences between Canadian and US pronunciation go beyond "sorry" and "about."
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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Dalty » September 5th, 2016, 1:27 pm

And Sweet Caroline being played in bars!

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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Space Tycoon » September 5th, 2016, 7:05 pm

Neil Diamond had a dream that was Sweet Caroline.

That is not it, Dalty! THAT IS NOT IT!!
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Post by Space Tycoon » September 5th, 2016, 7:12 pm

Scotia wrote:
Space Tycoon wrote:White people in sports bars who feel the need to yell "Ba Ba Ba!!!" every goddamned time the chorus of Sweet Caroline rings through the speakers.
Jesus Mary and Joseph.

I agree. And it hurts like a mother
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Re: Current Annoyances

Post by Mango » September 5th, 2016, 8:14 pm

I got a text from an unknown number today.

They know my place of business. I do not appreciate such things.

How do I track this person down?

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