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  1. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Meanwhile SESTA has passed the senate by an overwhelming vote, showing how "feel good" attempts to curb sex trafficking can not only do the opposite but also harm the internet in general. And, Hollywood is happy that they've succeeded at covertly pushing the US more step further towards having a non-free Internet by exploiting the plight of sex trafficking victims for their own gain without doing anything to help them at all.
  2. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    I literally just said that tariffs won't work on the last page, though - companies that need shit made will just shop around to the lowest bidder. Manufacturing jobs coming back to the US is a pipe dream. The only way to be competitive is to literally pay below the minimum wage, and I doubt that's acceptable to any US worker these days. And either way, tariffs will just raise prices at least in the short term, because companies will just do that to compensate for the cost of doing business - and that just means less people buying stuff, and thus damaging the economy anyway. Jobs, proper living wage, or low prices everyone is already used to - you can't have all three. There are better ways to mitigate the problems of free trade. The ship has already sailed, there's nothing anyone can do about that. The only thing to do is to stop whinging about jobs moving overseas and to look for alternative solutions to the problems caused by free trade. Like, I dunno, redistribution of wealth from the rich to the less wealthy, particularly those in poverty?
  3. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Also, Trump is quite seriously considering creating tariffs on Chinese imports, apparently. If he did that, a trade war would be inevitable. However, funnily enough, he could very well actually win that fight, as China is still quite heavily dependant on manufacturing for its economy, despite efforts to move to a more service-based economy. But since the cost of manufacturing in China is increasing due to the increasing prosperity of the country itself, other third-world countries are increasingly becoming better-placed to replace it as the world's sweatshop - Chinese businesses are already getting people from neighbouring countries like Vietnam to cross the border regularly because paying them is cheaper than paying local workers. If a trade war happens, I expect a mass exodus of manufacturing to other countries that are cheaper, and China loses out big time, and the economy is possibly crippled, to the point where the Communist Party might end up with a revolution on its hands. But that would mean while Trump ultimately could very well win that trade war and hurt the world economy in the process, his obvious objective of forcing corporations to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US would be a spectacular failure.
  4. Well, this would be one way to bring back multi-screen functionality with the Switch without evoking the Wii U or DS... https://www.destructoid.com/would-you-buy-a-switch-joy-con-that-has-its-own-screen--492729.phtml

    1. The drunkard from space!

      The drunkard from space!

      I would be down for a joy con that looked like a game boy with a screen on it. Shut up and take my money!

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Wow. Categorically no.

    3. Blacklightning


      Jesus christ man the Switch is already fucking big enough as a handheld without stretching extra screens out of it. Just split the single screen in two, goddamn.

    4. Candescence


      @Blacklightning Eh, it's not that big a difference, the Switch was never practical for pockets anyway (I carry mine in a bag along with my laptop and other stuff) and Nintendo apparently has no plans to revise the Swtich anytime soon and are instead focusing on peripherals. Hell, it doesn't have to an an extra joy-on - an extra screen peripheral (with its own battery) that could slot into the Switch and also have a slot for a joy-con would basically fit nicely into this strategy and also match and exceed the touchpad in the DS4, and be significantly cheaper than another type of joy-con. Sure, it's not as elegant as the DS clamshell, but still, it's better than any hacky hardware/software solution to split the Switch screen in two.

      Fuck, I could also see an attachment for the pro controller that lets you plug in a screen to the USB-C port and on top of the controller and let you rotate it vertical or horizontal. 

    5. Blacklightning


      I'm really not sure what's supposed to be hacky about it. Even undocked the Switch runs at 720p, and the DS is something like a tenth of that. This literally isn't a problem.

  5. Super Smash Bros Coming to Nintendo Switch (2018)

    I'm pretty much expecting Smash 5 using 4's engine. I doubt Sakurai and his team threw out the work they already did when they could easily port it over. Fortunately, it also means significantly less work for him and his team, a two year development cycle is plenty of time in this case. Hopefully more robust single-player features will also be added.
  6. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Yeah, he seems to agree with the last person he spoke with all the time. He's a flip-flopper to a ridiculous degree. That being said, the fact that this is happening is hilarious. The_Donald is having a fucking meltdown right now.
  7. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    These investigations take quite a bit of time - Rome wasn't built in a day. The fact that actual indictments are coming out so quickly and we know people are being flipped so early is actually a surprise. If there wasn't a case to be built around collusion or obstruction of justice, the investigation would be over already. Mueller is running a very tight ship, and we have shockingly little to go on in terms of actual information about what's going on within it, with only actual public requests of documents and court documents providing any kind of insight into what is going on. We'll only know the full extent of the investigation's aims and evidence when it finally ends. Trump supporters may claim the investigation hasn't provided any evidence of collusion, but that's missing the point - there's nothing to suggest there isn't any evidence or that the investigation team doesn't have it, because they're keeping that information confidential until they are ready to release it... Along with the biggest indictments.
  8. Finished Night In The Woods. That was a crazier ride than I thought it'd be, but a great one.

  9. Nintendo Labo (April 20th, 2018)

    MOTOCROSS MADNESS IS BACK AS A NINTENDO GAME Geez, I'm actually impressed with the content on offer here.
  10. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Your inherent distrust of rich people is irrational and baffling. Including Oprah, who is known to be an extremely generous woman who actively gets involved in charitable causes. Hell, the Buffett Rule was named after Warren Buffett, basically the world's third wealthiest person, who proposed the idea himself after realising it was utter bullshit that his own secretary was paying more tax than he was. Though he is also a notable philanthropist himself.
  11. Good lord, the #1 trending video in Youtube is a silly unboxing parody video made by Bill Wurtz. I dunno what to think about that.

    1. Tara
    2. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      We can make a religion out of that.

  12. MvCI isn't coming to EVO. Mavhel is dead, Marvel and Capcom killed it.

    Also, Melee getting in again is a travesty. Let that game die already, it is enormously overrated.

    1. Harkofthewaa


      But then how will we get to the mythical 20XX if Melee isn't in every EVO?

    2. Shiguy


      Melee has a huuuuuuge following, big around the world, and still remains the only smash game with the highest (untentional) skill ceiling of all smash games up to date.

      Until another Smash crops up with the same skill factor as Melee, it ain't going anywhere lol.

    3. Candescence


      Competitive Melee is also an unbalanced fucking mess dominated by glitches (and on occasion malfunctioning controllers), and a bare handful of people. It is stale as all fuck.

    4. Shiguy


      Doesn't help it's case that it was geared more-so towards casuel play, and thanks too a slew those over sights it is where it is today. And while there's nothing wrong with that per say, since a similar argument can be made with the discovery of combos in older fighting games, those were eventually adapted heavily into newer ones as timed passed.

      I just kinda wished Sma4sh made the cut to bring in a newer audience and garner more attention that could potential influence the next Smash game but alas...

    5. Conando


      It's crazy when you think about it. How could they fuck up so bad that Marvel isn't at Evo?

    6. Harkofthewaa


      @Shiguy Actually, Sm4sh is at EVO this year:


      Their list :

      • Tekken 7
      Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
      • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
      • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
      • Injustice 2
      • Super Smash Bros. Melee
      • Dragon Ball FighterZ

    7. Shiguy



      Well don't I feel dumb for not doing some basic research huh?

      Still tho should been the only smash game there :v

  13. Honestly, I think Zamasu would've been a more compelling character in DBS if 1) his motivations and character had been given more time to develop and more characters to bounce off of as he tries to argue for a more interventionist approach for the gods only to be shot down repeatedly and even mocked, 2) it turned out he originally never intended to kill off all mortals, instead just rule over them as a benevolent dictatorship with the intent of guiding mortals to enlightenment, but Black completely lost the plot when he swapped bodies with Goku, and 3) when present!Zamasu is informed of what he does in the alternate timeline he freaks out in horror because what his alternate selves had done is crossing a line even by his current standards, triggering a redemption arc for him.

    So you'd get basically two versions of Zamasu - a more moderate being who genuinely wants mortals to improve even if his methods are arguably too much but not necessarily harmful to anyone, and the madmen whose ideology has crossed the line into outright extremism.

  14. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    So the GOP has caused another fucking shutdown. And they try to blame the Dems despite literally having control the White House and both Congress and the Senate. On the anniversary of Trump's inauguration. This should speak volumes about Trump and the GOP's incompetence and disunity.
  15. The 8bitdo SF30Pro controller is fantastic. Still an authentic-feeling SNES controller with nearly all the features of a modern controller (digital triggers aside, but few games use analog triggers anyway). It's pretty much my go-to PC controller that isn't the Steam Controller now.


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