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Gone Home for Free

Gone Home designer Steve Gaynor tweets that their Windows, OS X, and Linux exploration game is free all weekend (thanks PCGamesN). Word is: "For people that need something about hope and love right now: We've made @GoneHomeGame free this weekend on @itchio." This can be picked up on this page, and here's more on the game if you aren't familiar:
You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.

Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family's lives by investigating what they've left behind.
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56. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 14, 2016, 13:41 jdreyer
 
@Verno:

This is a politics thread. Please stay on topic.

 
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55. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 14, 2016, 12:28 Verno
 
This thing was a turd. Forgetting the clumsy pandering to the press, Gone Home has the presentation and likability of a bad student film. You wander around clicking on objects to get bad exposition. The viewer is essentially duped into following along, first intrigued by a set of horror game tropes like objects moving of their own accord then later disappointed by the inability of the writers to deliver on their own premise. If you're going to take on a very obvious cause or message after pulling the rug out of from people then at least do a good job of it. Instead we get 2 hours of passionless teenage ramble that evokes very little and some clumsily executed social commentary.

The few enjoyments you get out of the whopping 2 hour experience are solving a few puzzles and playing object hunt. The atmosphere of the house was decently realized until they waver from the initial setup. A terrible first person narrative with no stakes, no excitement and a half hearted effort at embracing minority issues. It feels like the press gave this a big pass because it tried to be "different" rather than examining if it actually did it well.

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54. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 21:17 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:58:
WTF, are you saying he can't make Mexico pay for the wall, Heavens to Murgatroyd!

They'll pay alright. One way or another, they'll pay!

 
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53. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 21:16 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:52:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:39:
- lobbying reforms
- congressional term limits
- rebuilding US infrastructure

If he follows through on these (and it looks like it's crumbling away)

None of those fall under the purview of the President though, do they? Congressional term limits would almost certainly have to be voted on by actual Congress, lobbying reform would need to be a law, hence Congress / Senate, and the US infrastructure I'm not sure on, but since it involves money it'd have to go through both Congress and the Senate?

A lot of presidential candidates always promise everything, and people always blindly believe them, without even going "hey, wait a minute. Can the President actually DO anything about that?"

The president is in a singular position to propose legislation, being the top politician in the land. Yes, the legislature must pass it, but in the past, often the president has worked closely with congress to put together legislation that can be both passed by the legislature and signed by the executive. W Bush with Medicare Part D, Obama with Obamacare, etc. This dynamic is especially true for Trump who just destroyed both 16 other Repub candidates, and HRC, and owns both the House and Senate. There are no better opportunities than this one.
 
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52. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 20:58 RedEye9
 
Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:52:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:39:
- lobbying reforms
- congressional term limits
- rebuilding US infrastructure

If he follows through on these (and it looks like it's crumbling away)

None of those fall under the purview of the President though, do they? Congressional term limits would almost certainly have to be voted on by actual Congress, lobbying reform would need to be a law, hence Congress / Senate, and the US infrastructure I'm not sure on, but since it involves money it'd have to go through both Congress and the Senate?

A lot of presidential candidates always promise everything, and people always blindly believe them, without even going "hey, wait a minute. Can the President actually DO anything about that?"
WTF, are you saying he can't make Mexico pay for the wall, Heavens to Murgatroyd!
 
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51. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 20:55 Dacote
 
Retired wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:26:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 12:46:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 03:41:
By the way, anyone else remember when people on the right were rioting in the streets over Clinton or Obama? Yeah...me either. Keep digging, and showing why people think and believe the left are fully unhinged.

I don't really recall any president nominee insulting over 1/2 the population either. Action/reaction, not saying I agree, but ignoring what just happened is your choice, I guess others aren't.

Hillarys commenta dont count?

Revisionist history already?
Hillary only slammed 1/2 of donnies supporters, that is nowhere near half the population.

The 282 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List
enjoy http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html

excuse the obligatory huffpo link

So yeah, I would have to say Clintons comments, for which she apologized, are mild. I wonder how many apologies President Unrepentant Narcissistic Asshole has issued.


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50. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 20:52 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:39:
- lobbying reforms
- congressional term limits
- rebuilding US infrastructure

If he follows through on these (and it looks like it's crumbling away)

None of those fall under the purview of the President though, do they? Congressional term limits would almost certainly have to be voted on by actual Congress, lobbying reform would need to be a law, hence Congress / Senate, and the US infrastructure I'm not sure on, but since it involves money it'd have to go through both Congress and the Senate?

A lot of presidential candidates always promise everything, and people always blindly believe them, without even going "hey, wait a minute. Can the President actually DO anything about that?"
 
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49. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 20:39 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 13:00:
Dacote wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 12:56:
Bill Burr talking about donnies wall "By the time they build that thing, we are going to be the ones going over it." Cheesy
Bill Burr: Nothing Will Change With Trump As President - CONAN on TBS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjNgm7TgsgA

I'm keeping track of early reports:

Obamacare - May keep Pre-Condition Clause and Insurance until 26
Cabinet - Used words like drain the swamp, however he's filling it with long time Washington insiders
Securing border prerequisite to any immigration plan
Mass deportation seems to be off the boards
Criminals will be deported first
TPP maybe dying.


We'll see how it goes, but it feels more like business as usual and to be honest I'm fine with that.


On the one hand, okay. On the other hand, there were some ideas in there that neither party had ever even contemplated that were really good:
- lobbying reforms
- congressional term limits
- rebuilding US infrastructure

If he follows through on these (and it looks like it's crumbling away) he would cement his position in history as one of the more influential presidents. Legacy and fame are as important as anything to him. As it is starting to look now, business as usual will just have him be another run of the mill president.

Sad!
 
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48. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 20:26 Retired
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 12:46:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 03:41:
By the way, anyone else remember when people on the right were rioting in the streets over Clinton or Obama? Yeah...me either. Keep digging, and showing why people think and believe the left are fully unhinged.

I don't really recall any president nominee insulting over 1/2 the population either. Action/reaction, not saying I agree, but ignoring what just happened is your choice, I guess others aren't.

Hillarys commenta dont count?
 
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47. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 13:00 HorrorScope
 
Dacote wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 12:56:
Bill Burr talking about donnies wall "By the time they build that thing, we are going to be the ones going over it." Cheesy
Bill Burr: Nothing Will Change With Trump As President - CONAN on TBS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjNgm7TgsgA

I'm keeping track of early reports:

Obamacare - May keep Pre-Condition Clause and Insurance until 26
Cabinet - Used words like drain the swamp, however he's filling it with long time Washington insiders
Securing border prerequisite to any immigration plan
Mass deportation seems to be off the boards
Criminals will be deported first
TPP maybe dying.


We'll see how it goes, but it feels more like business as usual and to be honest I'm fine with that.

 
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46. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 12:56 Dacote
 
Bill Burr talking about donnies wall "By the time they build that thing, we are going to be the ones going over it." Cheesy
Bill Burr: Nothing Will Change With Trump As President - CONAN on TBS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjNgm7TgsgA
 
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45. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 12:46 HorrorScope
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 03:41:
By the way, anyone else remember when people on the right were rioting in the streets over Clinton or Obama? Yeah...me either. Keep digging, and showing why people think and believe the left are fully unhinged.

I don't really recall any president nominee insulting over 1/2 the population either. Action/reaction, not saying I agree, but ignoring what just happened is your choice, I guess others aren't.
 
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44. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 12:22 Dacote
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 12:10:
Retired wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 06:28:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 01:19:
NKD wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 20:00:
Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 19:51:
He ran on the premise he was a Washington outsider, and once in office, he was going to clean up Washington, "drain the swamp",

Yeah... it has been really sad watching Trumpsters try and perform mental gymnastics to explain away the imminent appointment of sleazy Washington insiders, climate deniers, and evangelical Christians. Yeah, a lot of Trump supporters don't have a problem with that, but you had a lot of people outside of the traditional Republican base voting for him as well.

It's especially funny watching the atheist Trumpsters try to explain Mike "Mandatory Creationism in Schools" Pence.

Yeah, he campaigned on anti-DC corruption and isolationism. He went after sacred cows that neither part would touch like the lobbying ban and a more isolationist foreign policy. Anti-free trade too.

Now he's installing the worst of the Bush Neocons and stocking his team with lobbyists.

Not fair!

*GASP

You dont think he will do what he said!?

NONE OF THEM EVER HAVE!!!!!!!

Isn't the whole point that he's different, specifically that he's an honest straight talker?

"Trump is a liar"
"Yeah, well, the one good reason to vote for him doesn't actually exist!"

That's not the most compelling defence of the man.
But donny has dope twitter burns and that's what we desperately need in a sitting president.
 
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43. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 12:10 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 06:28:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 01:19:
NKD wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 20:00:
Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 19:51:
He ran on the premise he was a Washington outsider, and once in office, he was going to clean up Washington, "drain the swamp",

Yeah... it has been really sad watching Trumpsters try and perform mental gymnastics to explain away the imminent appointment of sleazy Washington insiders, climate deniers, and evangelical Christians. Yeah, a lot of Trump supporters don't have a problem with that, but you had a lot of people outside of the traditional Republican base voting for him as well.

It's especially funny watching the atheist Trumpsters try to explain Mike "Mandatory Creationism in Schools" Pence.

Yeah, he campaigned on anti-DC corruption and isolationism. He went after sacred cows that neither part would touch like the lobbying ban and a more isolationist foreign policy. Anti-free trade too.

Now he's installing the worst of the Bush Neocons and stocking his team with lobbyists.

Not fair!

*GASP

You dont think he will do what he said!?

NONE OF THEM EVER HAVE!!!!!!!

Isn't the whole point that he's different, specifically that he's an honest straight talker?

"Trump is a liar"
"Yeah, well, the one good reason to vote for him doesn't actually exist!"

That's not the most compelling defence of the man.
 
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42. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 11:23 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 06:28:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 01:19:
NKD wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 20:00:
Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 19:51:
He ran on the premise he was a Washington outsider, and once in office, he was going to clean up Washington, "drain the swamp",

Yeah... it has been really sad watching Trumpsters try and perform mental gymnastics to explain away the imminent appointment of sleazy Washington insiders, climate deniers, and evangelical Christians. Yeah, a lot of Trump supporters don't have a problem with that, but you had a lot of people outside of the traditional Republican base voting for him as well.

It's especially funny watching the atheist Trumpsters try to explain Mike "Mandatory Creationism in Schools" Pence.

Yeah, he campaigned on anti-DC corruption and isolationism. He went after sacred cows that neither part would touch like the lobbying ban and a more isolationist foreign policy. Anti-free trade too.

Now he's installing the worst of the Bush Neocons and stocking his team with lobbyists.

Not fair!

*GASP

You dont think he will do what he said!?

NONE OF THEM EVER HAVE!!!!!!!

C'mon Bats, it's one thing to promise lofty goals and ideas, and to get into office and for whatever reason be unable to complete some of them, or only partially complete them. Obama for example was able to wholly or partially complete well over half the things he promised, despite an intransigent congress. That's typical regardless of party.

What is unheard of is walking back your promises mere days after the election:
- Not going to restart coal jobs
- Not going to push for term limits
- Not going to ban lobbyists, in fact hiring a bunch of them
- Not going to end the Iran deal
- Not going to build the big beautiful wall
= Not going to completely repeal Obamacare

These are straight from the mouth of Trump himself, or his transition team, or members of congress with whom he's working.
 
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41. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 11:22 El Pit
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 09:58:
paid agitators by moveon, answer and other leftwing groups

Shall I laugh or point out that this is how paranoid fascist regimes ALWAYS call the protesting people on the street? Hm...

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 09:58:
the anti-establishment billionaire

FTFY. The nonconformist billionaire - a perfect oxymoron. Or just moron, maybe.

Palin? Gingrich? Who else? Pat Robertson? Jimmy Swaggart? The liars and bigot populists of the Christian Coalition finally triumph, it took them some decades, though.
 



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40. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 10:25 Saboth
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 09:58:
Dacote wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 08:02:
If you're concerned about what's going on in the paved streets, you're looking the the wrong way.
Pro Tip: You need to be looking at who will soon be in the White House.
Because if you did, you would be joining those in the streets.

Yes, because paid agitators by moveon, answer and other leftwing groups, destroying property isn't a problem. Nope, not at all. The problem is the anti-establishment candidate and the fact that the DNC threw their rulebook out the window and fixed their own primary process along the way.

But hey, let's complain about Trump! Never mind that garbage like TPP is dead. That shitty trade deals like NAFTA will likely die. Or that the previous president has racked up so much debt that it was more than every other president combined. But let's pick the corporate candidate that would continue the crony capitalism, unrestrained QE, and was pro-importing labor to replace people inside the US.

I'd like to point out you need to go back to the previous previous president and the GOP Congress if you want to see where our current debt came from. GW Bush and the GOP spent trillions on multiple wars and big government spending (TSA, Homeland security and other bloated departments all happened due to the GOP). Bush attempted to keep the wars "off the books" to hide the fact they exploded the debt and deficit. After that, they implemented a hair-brained tax CUT, which further reduced federal tax income and blew up the debt. GW left office with a 1+ trillion *per year* budget deficit, after starting his terms with a massive tax surplus.

As usual, the GOP outspent Dems, just like they always do when they are in power. Look at Trump's plans. It's projected to add a minimum of 10 trillion to our debt, but most likely more.

So back to Obama. He starts his first term with a 1 trillion yearly budget deficit due to the GOP, and a crashed economy, partially due to the GOP. He can raise taxes or he can cut spending to address the budget deficit. The reason the US did so well during the recession while other countries crashed and burned is we did *not* cut spending, as that will worsen your recession. So he can raise taxes, which he tried, but he needs a willing Congress to do that, and the GOP would rather see that debt soar than raise taxes.

So no, this debt is not Obama's. About 1 trillion his first term can be attributed to him, because of his stimulus and bailing out companies such as the auto industry (which Bush wanted to do too, to be fair). Most everything else is from the deficit he inherited, and during his first and second terms, he whittled that down. In truth he's been one of the most fiscally conservative presidents in about 60 years.
 
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39. No subject Nov 13, 2016, 09:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dacote wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 08:02:
If you're concerned about what's going on in the paved streets, you're looking the the wrong way.
Pro Tip: You need to be looking at who will soon be in the White House.
Because if you did, you would be joining those in the streets.

Yes, because paid agitators by moveon, answer and other leftwing groups, destroying property isn't a problem. Nope, not at all. The problem is the anti-establishment candidate and the fact that the DNC threw their rulebook out the window and fixed their own primary process along the way.

But hey, let's complain about Trump! Never mind that garbage like TPP is dead. That shitty trade deals like NAFTA will likely die. Or that the previous president has racked up so much debt that it was more than every other president combined. But let's pick the corporate candidate that would continue the crony capitalism, unrestrained QE, and was pro-importing labor to replace people inside the US.
 



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38. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 09:07 Dacote
 
SNL had Dave Chappelle. good show  
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37. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 08:02 Dacote
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 03:41:
By the way, anyone else remember when people on the right were rioting in the streets over Clinton or Obama? Yeah...me either. Keep digging, and showing why people think and believe the left are fully unhinged.

If you're concerned about what's going on in the paved streets, you're looking the the wrong way.
Pro Tip: You need to be looking at who will soon be in the White House.
Because if you did, you would be joining those in the streets.
 
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