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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2021, 18:57
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2021, 18:57
Feb 24, 2021, 18:57
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 18:04:
My step-daughter runs a sewing/mask making business. ( shameless plug https://sewitbeginsdesigns.com ) If we had a chosen fabric, she could do Blues masks np.

Lol, "Sewitbegins"

Masks sewing businesses are more punny than ska bands, apparently!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2021, 17:52
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2021, 17:52
Feb 24, 2021, 17:52
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 12:16:
Is anyone else house hunting right now?

It's absolutely insane. My lease runs out next month, and after almost a full year of two people living in a 1 bedroom, often not leaving for 6 days at a time, and with me generally sitting in a seat at 9:15am and only getting up two or three times between then and 6pm, I'm dying for room.

Good luck on your house search, I'm guessing it varies wildly by state, probably even county. But even if you're stuck in your seat, GET YOUR ASS UP and do some jumping jacks, pushups/situps/squats every so often, unless health issues really prevent you. Sedentary = the slow death. Probably 50-60% of my coworkers have blimped up since Covid, it's looking grim, if this is an accurate representation of the rest of the USA.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2021, 17:49
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2021, 17:49
Feb 24, 2021, 17:49
 
What the fuck, a high quality cloth mask with Blues News styling, I'd buy several. ADJUSTABLE EAR STRAPS THOUGH, GOD how masks suck otherwise!

Also, Baarack may be one of the best sheep/livestock names I've ever heard, rofl!

Sewcalmasks.com and I'm sure plenty of others do 'Company' (or print your own) masks, although I have stopped ordering from sewcalmasks personally, they are beyond backed up on orders now.

Great quality masks though!
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Feb 24, 2021, 17:48
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 24, 2021, 17:48
Feb 24, 2021, 17:48
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 15:52:
Jivaro wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 15:33:
I understand their sentiment and appreciate it for it's intention.....but I am skeptical. Hopefully it turns out as intended I guess.

If they build a tolerant environment, shouldn't their wish just happen naturally? Just don't tolerate misogynist and homophobic assholes, and the rest takes care of itself.

Speaking of which, I saw this today and found it interesting:
1 in 6 Gen Z adults are LGBT. And this number could continue to grow.

Well good luck to them, not allowing hate speech and death threats to run rampant on any given voice comm for any current game is a major task. It feels like it's 10-50 times worse now than when I was in college and actually playing some FPS games competitively and otherwise. Battlefield 5 random pub chatter made me depressed as hell, had to uninstall.
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players
Feb 24, 2021, 17:44
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Re: Valheim Passes 4 Million Players Feb 24, 2021, 17:44
Feb 24, 2021, 17:44
 
Lol, 4 million players, still in early access? That's the death knell for this game ever being finished correctly, right?

Unfortunately it's already infected pretty much my entire coop crew and even PC gamers at work, it's ridiculous how popular this game is with my age group. Inexplicable! I am probably going to be forced to get it at some point.
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Re: PC Getting Days Gone and More PlayStation Games
Feb 23, 2021, 12:40
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Re: PC Getting Days Gone and More PlayStation Games Feb 23, 2021, 12:40
Feb 23, 2021, 12:40
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 23, 2021, 12:19:
As for your Last of Us wish.... Don't you think that will be one of those games that just won't translate well to the platform of the Master Race? I do. I think it will be a whole lot of "meh", while I also completely understand it's a hit on consoles and rightfully so.

Well, I literally have not played either LoU game, so I don't know, but were there some console-specific things that you think wouldn't translate well for some reason? I thought it was a combination of the great storyline/characters in addition to good gameplay, world design, etc. that made those games popular, not some controller or console specific element.

For me and people in my same circumstances (posess tons of PC games and great gaming PCs, no strong desire to buy consoles), I'd like to see The Last of Us series on PC so the interested few (or many) can finally play it.

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Re: PC Getting Days Gone and More PlayStation Games
Feb 23, 2021, 12:03
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Re: PC Getting Days Gone and More PlayStation Games Feb 23, 2021, 12:03
Feb 23, 2021, 12:03
 
The Last of Us, 1 and 2, immediately. IMMEDIATELY.

Even if I wanted to buy a PS5, they are nowhere to be found. I can buy a PS4, I guess, but that seems like a dead end. Plus, the damned controllers...

People who have Horizon Zero Dawn on PC, how are the mouse/keyboard controls?


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Re: Bloodlines 2 Delayed Again; Developer Removed
Feb 23, 2021, 11:56
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Delayed Again; Developer Removed Feb 23, 2021, 11:56
Feb 23, 2021, 11:56
 
This seems terrible at first, but who the fuck is/was Hardsuit Labs anyway? Their web page lists some free to play game, and Bloodlines 2. They were probably fucking up royally.

The game was cursed the second they started firing all the creative designers and writers, but maybe now some veteran studio can step in and make something worthwhile. Good luck, whomever that is/will be, that'll be an uphill battle for sure.


Almost completely unrelated, I went ahead and finished Cyberpunk 2077 finally, and I must report that at least two of the (six?) endings infuriated me greatly. I am going to do some more endings today, but I feel like the endings didn't all need to be this grim. Damn you, grimdark cyberpunk 1980s era fiction!
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Re: Bloodlines 2
Feb 23, 2021, 11:47
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Feb 23, 2021, 11:47
Feb 23, 2021, 11:47
 
So long, V:tM Bloodlines 2, we hardly knew ye.

Firing the entire development studio... that seems pretty new, right? I mean has that happened before for a video game? Probably, but it has to be rare.

I think we all knew that game was going to be massively delayed when they fire Avellone, now it's just going to get mangled for years, and released as who knows what.

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Re: Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Violent Video Games
Feb 22, 2021, 20:16
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Re: Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Violent Video Games Feb 22, 2021, 20:16
Feb 22, 2021, 20:16
 
This shit again? Surely even politicians are sick of it by now?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 22, 2021, 12:52
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2021, 12:52
Feb 22, 2021, 12:52
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 01:32:
I hear you MoreLuckThanSkill, but there is a logic circuit in my brain that says that if a particular brand gets exposed for purposely letting people die to save money, I am an idiot for doing business with them. It's not a fear of flying so much as that "gut feeling" that I should stay away.

Also, of course, during C19...don't fly is the best possible option.

Well, as Redeye pointed out, it's an engine issue (probably a blade issue), which aren't even made by Boeing, and those B777s with those particular engines (Boeing has like 3-4 companies making B777 engines? I forget) are being grounded. I'm just saying, don't look too deeply into Airbus or any other aircraft corporation either.

I think almost every corporation/brand has been exposed by now, for doing some horribly inhumane shit. The real challenge is finding a company that hasn't done something horrible, causing loss of life, or using child labor, or getting materials from slave labor, etc. etc.

You boycotting Boeing isn't out of the question, just... I don't see the end game for that, you will end up boycotting every aircraft/car manufacturer, with a little research.

Of course, that B777 landing with one engine exploded should be at least a little encouraging, the engineering in modern aircraft is amazing, even when some shit goes sideways. Not the blades though, most stayed inside, and some got blocked by the cowling as designed!

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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 21, 2021, 22:30
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2021, 22:30
Feb 21, 2021, 22:30
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 15:54:
I already told my wife I will never get on a Boeing aircraft again and flying in any aircraft is not a thing I am doing anytime soon. Between the industry itself using a cost benefit analysis to decide whether to fix a problem or not on several occasions in my lifetime and stupid people in a pandemic being stupid....an airplane is the last place I want to be anytime soon. I realize this particular issue might have had more to do with the airline then Boeing, but that doesn't exactly make me feel better..lol.

Cost Benefit Analysis by industries occur in all walks of life, unfortunately. The same thing happens for recalls for automobiles, train parts, boat parts, you name it. They just recalled thousands of snow blowers last week(or just a few days ago?) because the automatic shut off for the blades could fail under certain circumstances. Nothing will ever be perfect, and fixing stuff or redesigning stuff unfortunately isn't free. All we can try to do is have a strong, non-corrupt government to regulate industry, and keep accidents/fatalities to a minimum, as much as humanly possible.

Even with these few high profile crashes and non-crashes, flying is statistically the safest form of travel by a gigantic margin. Even losing an entire engine, a 777 especially can fly almost a thousand miles, if needed (depending on fuel, etc.) . Airline regulations, not aircraft design limitations, make pilots turn around and go home when losing 1 engine on modern aircraft. Did Boeing do some underhanded shit that resulted in lives lost in the B737 MAX? Yes. Will the B737 MAX be far safer when it's returned to flight after this series of debacles? Yes.

In another post, you ask about a software fix to a hardware issue... I see what you're saying but that's not literally the case for the B737 MAX fix, they are adding 1 or more sensors (hardware) in addition to updating software, and depending on the airline, adding some additional fixes/protocols.

You would be flabbergasted to see how many flights occur, in the USA alone, with no incident every day. Even B737 MAXes that weren't grounded for various reasons are flying around now. That's partially why airline crashes or malfunctions make the news, it's literally so rare for such things to occur. Plus the massive increase in cellphone videos being immediately put online, of course.

All of that said, a lot of people will always have a fear of flying, because yes, if everything goes wrong, the aircraft can fall out of the damned sky. That being said, driving in most of the world is statistically much more dangerous to your health than flying. Nothing will ever be completely safe as long as humans are involved though.

*EDIT* Besides, don't fly right now due to COVID19(and the new strains), not fear of statistically improbable accidents.

*EDIT* Typos, grammar.

This comment was edited on Feb 22, 2021, 00:26.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Feb 21, 2021, 22:04
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Feb 21, 2021, 22:04
Feb 21, 2021, 22:04
 
Nucas wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 21:48:
the diablo 2 remaster has kind of made it look like merely a bad-looking modern game and therefore kind of charmless.

i guess opinions vary on what a remaster should accomplish but in in my books, for a 20+ year old game, this ain't it chief.

Well, I'm in the same boat, basically... I played enough D2 and D2+mods back in the day, for several lifetimes. I most likely won't get the Resurrected version anytime soon, if at all, but I'm sure they will get about $300 million worth of nostalgia sales, at minimum.

Bring on Diablo 4... by like 2024, probably.

*EDIT* Rofl, that video, about a third of the way through, one of the characters has his inventory like 50% full of charms and a teleport book. Ugh, so many bad design choices people gloss over in their minds from that game.

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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Announced
Feb 20, 2021, 17:31
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Announced Feb 20, 2021, 17:31
Feb 20, 2021, 17:31
 
I'm getting major deja vu from this thread and the past couple Diablo 4 threads, from the threads prior to Diablo 3's release.

At this rate we're going to run out of pairs of rose colored glasses!
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Re: Diablo IV Rogue Unveiled
Feb 20, 2021, 00:18
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Re: Diablo IV Rogue Unveiled Feb 20, 2021, 00:18
Feb 20, 2021, 00:18
 
Well, it's still early, but apparently, Blizzard is trying to put a Darkzone(from Division 2) style pvp into Diablo 4, where there are PvE enticements and cosmetics and ?? in open PVP zones. Expect a lot of ganking from foreign players even at 4am, apparently.

Not great news, but possibly acceptable, as long as the best shit in the game isn't locked behind their pvp/manhunt system.

*EDIT* Grammar.

This comment was edited on Feb 20, 2021, 00:46.

*EDIT* Apparently a bit more MMOish as well, with other players polluting the maps... not great news at all. But hey, it's still pre-Alpha, so who knows what will get kept in the final version.
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Re: Diablo IV Rogue Unveiled
Feb 19, 2021, 22:01
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Re: Diablo IV Rogue Unveiled Feb 19, 2021, 22:01
Feb 19, 2021, 22:01
 
Cram wrote on Feb 19, 2021, 20:31:
Also, Andarial at 3:29
Sheesh, yeah, good eye; looks like it. I hope it's not all a rehash of past villains though, but they probably feel pressured to put the old gang back in for nostalgia/dump trucks full of money.
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Re: Valheim Sells 3 Million
Feb 19, 2021, 20:24
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Re: Valheim Sells 3 Million Feb 19, 2021, 20:24
Feb 19, 2021, 20:24
 
Ugh, what the fuck, my coop people are already all talking about this game or actually playing it. Don't get us sucked into chopping trees and rocks and shit all day, to build somebody else's castle!
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Re: Diablo IV Rogue Unveiled
Feb 19, 2021, 20:22
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Re: Diablo IV Rogue Unveiled Feb 19, 2021, 20:22
Feb 19, 2021, 20:22
 
That looks pretty great, actually. I hope all the classes have that two weapon/swapping focus, I haven't watched/read up much on Diablo 4 though.

Against my better wishes, I'm hyped up for Diablo 4, a lot more than the Diablo 2 remake, anyway. I just hope it's out before like 2024-2025 .

Also, please don't focus too much on pvp bullshit, aka the ears that were featured quite heavily in the cutscene, and were a crappy distraction in Diablo 2.

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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Announced
Feb 19, 2021, 18:59
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Announced Feb 19, 2021, 18:59
Feb 19, 2021, 18:59
 
CthulhuFan wrote on Feb 19, 2021, 18:35:
I'm sure they'll rake in the cash but, nope; Grim Dawn and Path of Exile do it better. I mean if it's 10 bucks or something then sure.

Hehe, if only Blizzard would charge just $10 for this. It'll be $39.99 minimum, that's my bet.


More on topic: I think I'm literally Diablo 2'd out... so many hours in vanilla, LoD, then mods... I don't even want to guess how many hours I spent grinding the same few bosses for drops in D2.

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Re: Why the sequel?
Feb 18, 2021, 22:02
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Re: Why the sequel? Feb 18, 2021, 22:02
Feb 18, 2021, 22:02
 
Fuck yeah, I put off Rage 2 for long enough to have it be available for free on EGS! Hooray for me, outlasting my Steam sale list for once!
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