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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx Released

2. Re: Half-Life: Alyx Released Mar 23, 2020, 13:38  jdreyer 
 
What's the butt of the scuttle? Any good?  
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News Comments > D&D Online & LotR Online Content Free Through Next Month

5. Re: D&D Online & LotR Online Content Free Through Next Month Mar 23, 2020, 06:08  jdreyer 
 
Which is better?  
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News Comments > Prey 2 Hint in DOOM Eternal?

20. Re: Prey 2 Hint in DOOM Eternal? Mar 23, 2020, 02:40  jdreyer 
 
Slick wrote on Mar 23, 2020, 00:13:
I was just talking to a friend about how bad the "Prey" remake was. A bad Bioshock clone that had absolutely nothing to do with the original Prey.

Different universe
Different characters
Different theme
Different setting
Different mechanics
Different pacing
Different FUCKING GENRE.

The original Prey was a masterpiece, arguably the last great single-player FPS from the golden age of FPS games. Everything that made it cool, fun, unique and challenging was just swept under the rug like it never happened. It had functional portals before portal, you'd shrink down to the size of an ant, you could alter the axis of gravity, you could turn into a spirit ghost and walk across spirit bridges, you could walk on walls and ceilings, and my god every single weapon had such individuality. The puzzles were all intelligently designed, and used original never before mechanics. The death loop still stands as the most engaging, challenging, and unique I've ever seen. The storyline was genuinely heart-wrenching, and it's conclusion was the best ending to a FPS game I've ever played. It influenced games for the next decade. It was seminal.

Then the new game just ignored all of that heritage.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, it would be like if Valve made Half-Life 3, and there was no Gordon Freeman, no alien invasion, and no crowbar. Oh and they decided to switch the game genre, so HL3 is now an open-world survivor-horror RPG.

If anyone here has not played the original Prey, you owe it to yourself. It still stands up. I replay it every few years.
I played this and thought it was innovative and awesome. Going to have to disagree on the influential part though. No one bought this thing. I remember walking through Office Depot in the late aughts and seeing an entire wall of this game on sale for $5.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2020, 02:09  jdreyer 
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 23:19:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 21:49:
We "smuggled" six 12 packs of Quilted Northern double rolls in from the Bahamas on our way home. We were far from clearing out that brand, let alone the whole toilet paper aisle.

So between that and the 8 rolls, 80 rolls should do us fine. Not really worried about paper towels as we use cloths instead of them.

You are now the Roll of Peace.

Hey, the jokes are my gig!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2020, 02:06  jdreyer 
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 21:37:
In about an 1.5 hours, the US reached #3 on the number of confirmed cases, surpassing Spain.

3/22/2020, 4:43:03 AM - US: 26,474
3/22/2020, 6:13:12 PM - US: 33,276 +6,529 (26%)

source

Yup, we failed to respond appropriately and now we pay the price. When we had multiple tourists come through here seven weeks ago, we should have tested everyone they came in contact with. Instead, they did nothing: Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

My wife has been self-quarantined in the master bedroom for the past four days because her coworker's brother tested negative for flu and won't reveal the coronavirus results for fear of being banned from work: Both the brother and coworker are coughing up a storm. She has a bunch of symptoms, but no fever, so she doesn't qualify for her own test. So I guess she's stuck in the bedroom for the next to weeks. Angry
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2020, 01:55  jdreyer 
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 18:01:
All of this has made me wonder what's going on with all the various animal/homeless rescues/shelters in the middle of all of this. Surely it can't be good.

When next you get a pooch will he be a rescue, Blue?

Luckily, it only takes a few workers to care for animals in the shelters. So here's to hoping they can get in there to care for them. And you can't catch the virus from them.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue

15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2020, 01:52  jdreyer 
 
Blue wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 17:03:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 16:39:
Stephen, how are your pet(s) taking the isolation?

Sadly, after the passing of the Gunnar-man around a year ago, we are now petless. I am an utter dog nut, and would definitely get a new one, but MrsBlue remains completely heartbroken about Gunnar. Which is not to say I'm not, because I am. But she is not nearly to the point where she can do it again, which I can respect. So it's a wait and see situation to see if she ever comes around.

Have you tried snakes? They make great pets, and they can live for 50 years, so it's unlikely you'll be around when it dies. Mom had a ball python for 20 years, before she gave it to a friend. Parrots live long too.

I know, nothing beats a dog. But it's a thought.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Hint in DOOM Eternal?

13. Re: Prey 2 Hint in DOOM Eternal? Mar 22, 2020, 20:35  jdreyer 
 
bigspender wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 20:16:
El Pit wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 14:58:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 14:51:
I pray for Prey 2. Let's see if JDreyer can top that horrifically poor pun.

But would you pay for Prey 2?

If it's online only it'll be Free 2 Prey
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News Comments > Prey 2 Hint in DOOM Eternal?

9. Re: Prey 2 Hint in DOOM Eternal? Mar 22, 2020, 18:30  jdreyer 
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 15:26:
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2020, 15:03:
I'm guessing just a clever reference to how Prey can't get a sequel, regardless of which 'boot it is.

The most recent Prey was such an excellent game.

Yes, I loved the last Prey game, unfortunately it sold poorly and the story was pretty much over at the end of the game. I thought the developer already gave up on the franchise?

So what your saying is that Prey needed a BR mode.
 
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News Comments > American Motorcycle Simulator Announced

6. Re: American Motorcycle Simulator Announced Mar 21, 2020, 20:45  jdreyer 
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 11:14:
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White man game??

Baby Boomer Fantasy Simulator (and why Harley Davidson is a dying brand.)
I'll pick it up if they include bikes from Corley Motors. I can only ride bikes virtually these days due to my destabilizing inner ear condition.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx Preloads

5. Re: Half-Life: Alyx Preloads Mar 21, 2020, 19:43  jdreyer 
 
Only 300,000?? Retail failure!  
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx Preloads

4. Re: Half-Life: Alyx Preloads Mar 21, 2020, 19:42  jdreyer 
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 17:48:
fakespyder wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 17:06:
I jumped out of my seat more than once in the '98 game when a head crab would suddenly jump at you. I don't think I could handle it in VR Uneasy

I setup my Index today and was messing around in The Lab to test things out: I legit jumped when a Jack in the Box I was cranking popped out of the box. Getting used to fending off Headcrabs in VR is gonna be... non-trivial.
If you want to show off your Index to your SO, pick up The Blu. So beautiful, so relaxing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2020, 17:34  jdreyer 
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 15:40:
Nearly every store that sells physical products is technically classified as "essential". Which is why they are all still open.
They're essential to themselves. But GameStop is not essential. Neither is booze unless you're an alcoholic (i.e. sudden withdrawal can kill you). Of course actual alcoholics bought cases of booze instead of TP once the panic set in.
 
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News Comments > Valve Plans Artifact Reboot

1. Re: Valve Plans Artifact Reboot Mar 21, 2020, 15:08  jdreyer 
 
Protip: Make a game this time, not a monetization machine.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2020, 02:21  jdreyer 
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 20, 2020, 22:15:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 20, 2020, 21:49:

Okay, that's waaaaay too specific.

I know you're joking but I learned this in the last weeks of our foster daughter's life. She became incontinent when the cancer spread. Feces, urine, vomit, and blood can all be removed and sanitized with the correct washing technique.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

2. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 21, 2020, 02:13  jdreyer 
 
Well, pornhub seems to be working, er, I mean, that's what I've heard.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

2. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 21, 2020, 02:10  jdreyer 
 
Auction block? More like the chopping block.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Warzone Passes 30M Users

4. Re: Call of Duty: Warzone Passes 30M Users Mar 21, 2020, 02:06  jdreyer 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 01:12:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 20, 2020, 21:36:
Free and at home... Who would have thought

Well it has the solid shooting mechanics of a COD game, ability to get teammates back into the game if they die (or yourself if ya go to the gulag), and you can really customize your character and use your gear from the MP. Overall it's pretty enjoyable.
And it's free!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 20, 2020, 22:01  jdreyer 
 
Here's another reason why Italy might be seeing high numbers of infected. Eww!  
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 20, 2020, 21:53  jdreyer 
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 20, 2020, 21:28:
Orogogus wrote on Mar 20, 2020, 18:23:
Retired wrote on Mar 20, 2020, 09:18:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 20, 2020, 09:12:
Was just reading an article in the NYT where one doctor suggested the best-case scenario for the US was 1.1 miliion dead. Which seems a bit grim. Only time will tell if he is an alarmist or is being conservative. My personal guess would be 10s of thousands at a minimum, simply based on the number of deaths of normal flu, and this being by most indications a worse situation. I have no guesses for a worst-case scenario...
That seems exponentially higher than what we currently "know" about what is going on. If China is claiming to be on the downturn, and they are at under 4k (which I don't believe and probably closer to 20k), we should expect to have thousands less deaths.

Italy is also at 4k deaths, with a population 23 times smaller than China's (and ~5 times smaller than the US), and it's still on the upswing. There's much made about how Italy has a relatively older population, but it's a difference of 2-6% in any age bracket compared to other countries, not an order of magnitude.

I wonder if that has to do with Italy's culture. They tend to be really family oriented, very social. Love to gather together. Which in many ways mirrors other societies like the United States, which has seen COVID-19 cases go from ~1,000 to ~14,000+ in a week.
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