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    You feeling lucky, punk?
  • Birthday 12/19/1990

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  1. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    I don't believe in the 'bootstraps' myth or the 'dignity of work', especially since automation is increasingly going to eliminate many jobs. In the cases of many people, getting out of poverty is simply not achievable without outside assistance. Over time, the threshold for being able to even get a job is going to get higher as automation becomes more common, and suddenly not everyone will be able to get fancy degrees or even be able to survive through college/university. It isn't helped by the fact that unionism in the US is in a horrifyingly bad state thanks to the demonisation of unions by the right-wing and union-killing laws, which reduce wage growth and working conditions. Economics requires the vast majority of the population to work right now, but that's going to change. Ultimately, to avoid a violent revolution, policymakers will have to think about how capitalism will have to change to accommodate the rise of automation and an increasing class of people who simply can't get a high-skilled job not taken by robots. And, well, that will likely involve taxing the rich who own the robots. Still, even a universal income isn't going to stop the vast majority of people from working. Humans are greedy, we want more shit and fancier shit. And, well, some people just straight up enjoy their work. But universal income will also free up a lot of people to do things that aren't stable income-wise, like art or writing, or more 'charitable' work (such as actual charities and stuff like wildlife rescue centres). And ultimately, the goal of society should be a system where everyone doesn't have to work, and ideally people should be able to do work they want to do.
  2. Ugh I want this keyboard so bad but it's expensive and mechanical keys are loud https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07771GCBS?th=1

  3. Candescence

    Nintendo Direct Megathread

    I have only one thing to say in reaction to seeing the contents of this direct.
  4. Good lord Jump Force looks even more like trash than I expected. Disgraceful.

    1. Jango


      Called it

  5. Candescence

    Jump Force (February 2019)| Goku in America

    Oh my god it's even worse than I thought it'd be (I've made my point about this game looking like complete ass before in this thread). The in-game fighting animations are undercooked, but the in-game cutscenes in general are absolute trash. For context, it turns out they really skimped on the animation budget: Barely any facial animation (and sure as hell nothing like expressions), characters move stiffly when they move at all, mocap that looks like it was recorded via Kinect, and there are literally sequences with movement with no animation whatsoever. Freeza floating upwards might be barely handwaved, but that Sanji clip is abominable. I hope this game bombs. This is just inexcusable.
  6. Just one page in to issue #13, and we get the image of Knuckles being suspicious of some birds near the Master Emerald. Never change, Knux.

    1. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Nice to know Mania Adventures ran with that joke

  7. Candescence

    Metroid Prime 4 Announced for Nintendo Switch

    The implication to be garnered from all of this is that Nintendo attempted an international multi-studio approach to development, but it didn't work out, and Retro pushed for a more straightforward approach with developers who have experience with the Prime games to begin with, providing Nintendo with a demo that proved that they still had the chops to make a good Metroid game. Retro are still at the very least somewhat competent developers, as they were able to develop two good if not excellent Donkey Kong games. Nintendo traditionally values quality in their bigger projects, they've been known to either scrap or restart projects if they seem to be doing poorly quality-wise. Also, previously it was rumored that Retro was actually working on a Star Fox title (specifically a traditional rail shooter with a racing element to it), not a third DK game, so unless those rumors are false, Retro are now working on two projects, though one of them will likely be somewhat far along in development to begin with.
  8. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Eh, I don't expect any kind of compromise involving wall funding. Border security funding in general that doesn't include wall funding, perhaps, but the most consistent theme I've seen coming out of the Dems is "wall funding is out of the question". They know giving Trump what he wants will just invite more shutdowns, it's basically a hostage situation, and as they say, you don't negotiate with terrorists.
  9. In a theoretical "Nintendoverse", which I imagine could take all sorts of shapes, I can imagine one constant - Kirby is everyone's friend. No exceptions.

    Like, I can imagine a potential Shadow The Hedgehog adaptation where Shadow just breaks down after a day of absolutely no solid answers, and almost takes it out on Kirby, who takes a chilli dog, and hands half of it to Shadow to try and cheer him up at least a little. It works, somehow.

    1. SupahBerry


      And then, just as Shadow had turned away from him...




    2. Ferno


      inb4 Illumination Entertainment uses the Mario movie to launch the NCU

  10. So has anyone tried a flight stick+mouse combo for non-flight games? I'm pondering trying it out because it might be the only way to get natural analog controls while still having a lot of buttons easily accessible.

  11. Finished Smash Ultimate Classic Mode on 9.9 Intensity. First try. Probably because I used Kirby.

    But seriously, it was honestly a lot easier to do than previous games.

    1. KHCast


      I got 9.5 with Cloud.  I’m good with that 

    2. Zaysho


      The difficulty doesn't seem as harsh as Smash 4's was, though I still had to work at it to clear Lucina's campaign on 9.9.

  12. 100% completed World of Light. Hell yes.

    Also, did the true ending single-life challenge as Ganondorf. With the right spirit setup (I picked a maxed out Soma Cruz using Tank Style with Celebi for constant healing), he demolishes bosses with his powerful hits. The first phase with all the platforming is a big hurdle, though.

    1. KHCast


      You...did every spirit challenge already? God damn man 

    2. Candescence


      Well, just the ones in World of Light. I've still got 600+ Spirit Board challenges to go.

      But yeah, there's hundreds of spirit battles in WoL to get through. It's a bit crazy.  But for how little story there is directly conveyed in Ultimate, what story there is is fucking bonkers.

  13. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Even if Trump can't be impeached without GOP support for impeachment, a lot of people around him are very likely to go to jail, including Jr. and Kushner, maybe even Ivanka. He strikes me as the sort of man who won't be able to cope if most of his associates are removed from the board or they decide to spill the beans.
  14. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Still, it's a small minority, especially considering Pelosi is actively shoring up leftist support. Hell, guess who else is supporting her speakership: Say what you will about her, but none of Pelosi's supposed challengers have her proven competence as head of the house dems. Again, despite being in minority, she was able to milk the GOP dry when it came to forcing numerous concessions out of them when it came to the March spending bill, including the removal of the rule preventing the CDC from being able to conduct research on gun violence (albeit with no funding into such research as of yet, but baby steps).
  15. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    It's literally just Tim Ryan's blue dog faction agitating against her because she's not conservative enough. Cortez isn't naming names, but anyone who's looking at the people agitating for Pelosi to be replaced can see it isn't the progressives doing it. Hell, Pelosi has been courting votes from progressive congresspeople, which has been annoying the blue dog faction.

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