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Patticus last won the day on April 6 2013

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  1. What fucking idiot green lit that Sonic design.

  2. Patticus

    The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC

    The only reason the game is being released on the PS4 is because of a pre-existing deal between TT and Sony. I don't imagine that said deal extends beyond this game, but then, I cannot know for sure.
  3. I think that this looks absolutely fantastic, and a wonderful remedy to the gaping, quickly-becoming-infected sore that is Fallout 76. In fact, it certainly looks a lot like Space Fallout to me - New Vegas fans rejoice! Some folks are saying that it just looks like a Borderlands game with a generic art style, and I suppose I can see their point, but Borderlands wasn't made by a studio with a pedigree for top notch storytelling like Obsidian. This is going to be something special, I think. Also, with Obsidian now being owned by Microsoft, expect this to be their last PS4 title. All sequels are gonna be an Xbox/PC lock.
  4. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    The fact that the tweet wasn't immediately removed and replaced, and indeed is still up four days (and countless screenshots) later, implies a certain level of intent, doesn't it? It's probably just incompetence, or Giuliani has a rogue social media manager. Both equally plausible scenarios. Speaking of incompetence, though:
  5. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    I think you're overestimating how many of Trump's inner circle are heading to prison, but boy would it be glorious just for Trump's shit fits. Pardons would be dispensed freely, I imagine - no more caution for his precious little girl. Meanwhile... Check the link Rudy posted (and didn't remove).
  6. Patticus

    General British Politics Thread.

    I don't see how they can move forward without a second referendum, honestly - we know now that leaving the EU in any form, even with a good deal, will shrink the British economy by several percentage points, and that it is likely to generate a recession, if not complete economic crisis. We also know now that the leading Brexit champions in the government stand to benefit enormously financially from it. Men of the people my fucking arse... If the "will of da peepul" in a non-binding advisory referendum "on teking back are sovrintee" 2+ years ago was enough to get us here, it is not sufficient to carry us further down this road. We know much more today of the consequences of leaving than in 2016, millions of people's views have changed in the years since '16, the government has proven itself entirely incompetent and the chief Brexiteers corrupt, and the Leave campaign has since been proven to have lied and broken campaign finance rules. To carry on now regardless would be in the interests only of those who stand to make a windfall off the ensuing economic crisis - Rees-Mogg and co.
  7. Patticus

    General British Politics Thread.

    Top class video, I urge anyone and everyone to watch it. It's quite illuminating, and Stephen Fry doth make a wonderful narrator. That post reminds me of this... https://www.thenational.scot/comment/columnists/16336701.tory-brexit-game-is-designed-to-sell-us-short-and-asset-strip-the-country/ Rees-Mogg stands to make at least ‎£9bn from the No Deal scenario. Boris Johnson, a doubtless similar sum. May... well who fucking knows about her, am I right? The chief Brexiteers cannot speak openly of their real intentions, because were those intentions known, the public would be so outraged that the public support that the Leave camp enjoyed would vanish instantly. So they hide behind their misleading rhetoric, their lies, their false promises and assurances of a new golden age waiting right around the corner, knowing full well the misery and disaster that truly await. Meanwhile... https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/nov/30/no-deal-brexit-would-devastate-uk-gaming-industry-says-report For some perspective: The British fishing industry contributes about £1bn to the British economy each year, and whenever it feels threatened, it receives practically wall-to-wall coverage in the press. As an island nation with millennia of maritime history, that's entirely understandable - it's a longstanding part of the fabric of Britain. However, the videogame industry contributes about £5bn to the British economy, making it far more valuable, yet it receives next to no coverage even when under direst threat. Sure, it's relatively new and little understood or respected by outsiders, but its loss will be felt far more keenly than the fishing industry - but to watch the news or read the papers, you wouldn't know it.
  8. Oh no, not you too, NDG. :(

    1. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      like

      is every famous person a rapist or what

      come on man 

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Blue Wisp No, and it's a dangerous way of thinking when you begin to tat everyone with that brush.

    3. Blue Wisp

      Blue Wisp

      It feels like every week a well-known and respected name is exposed as being an asshole. 

      Like is it a side-effect of being famous or what? Common sense tells me that I should wait for confirmation or a verdict before judging but with the current social climate it's really hard to do that.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      There's definitely been a shady practice and culture of handwaving sexual assault by people in positions of power (be that celebrity status or otherwise), thats fortunately now starting to come to light. But as it's typical of all these things, our attention is skewed entirely towards those who are committing these acts and no attention is given to the fact that these people make up a minority (because it's impossible to bring attention to what is an absence of news). Those not involved outweigh those who are, but have remained silent either to protect themselves in a situation where they're powerless (much like the victims have been) or because they genuinely don't know what's going on.

      In also cynical enough to expect that at least a few of the claims being made are totally false in an attempt to jump on the bandwagon, because people are shit. As claims against Tyson have come about they should be treated as seriously as any other and the pattern suggests that he is indeed guilty. But... Don't get get into the habit of expecting the worst or thinking that there's reason to be suspicious just because of someone's status.

  9. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    A lot's been going on this week: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/anthonycormier/the-trump-organization-planned-to-give-vladimir-putin-the It's hard to come up with a coherent response to all of this in as short a space of time as I have before I have to leave for work, but I will say this: Trump's "no Russian deals" argument is officially torn to shreds (but you just know he'll still wheel it out for his base), and he is now directly implicated in the collusion case. The importance of the "what did the President know, and when did he know it?" question cannot be overstated, and the answer appears now to be everything, from the beginning.
  10. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Haven't we seen this movie before? But the law changed after it screened, so Ivanka is presumably in considerably greater legal jeopardy than Clinton was.
  11. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    What of the bill I've seen you mention, which would permit bipartisan legislation to more easily pass?
  12. Geonosis & Obi-Wan finally making it into Battlefront II, if anyone here still plays:
     

     

    1. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      I got the game recently, and there was no better time for me to get into it with all this Clone Wars love.

      Also, next week, the Clone Troopers are getting 212th Legion skins. Been saving up my credits...

       

    2. Patticus

      Patticus

      Awesome! I hope you've been enjoying the game - since progression and microtransactions were revamped it's pretty much been the game we've all wanted. The only trouble is EA downsized the BF2 dev team significantly for BF5 and due to sluggish sales so new content takes a long while. :(

      Here's hoping for Cad Bane & Rex, and Ahsoka & Ventress, at some point soon. I can't see them focusing on TCW after Dooku and Anakin show up though, it'll be time to shift to Rogue One or the sequel trilogy, maybe the OT but I feel like it has enough content for now - though a Blockade Runner map would be cool to see.

    3. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Apparently the game got datamined and Grievous has lines referring to Ahsoka and Padme.

      So you'd be surprised about the Clone Wars love here!

      But yeah, I'm enjoying the game quite a bit! I play offline, but that's more than enough for me to get a Star Wars fix.

    4. Patticus

      Patticus

      Padme? Eurgh, really? When we could be getting Rex? God damn... Oh well.

      Online is more rewarding for me tbh, matches get incredibly intense at times, it's so much fun.

    5. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      I get you.

      Just overall anxiety to play online on any game.

      and yes, when's rex

    6. Patticus

      Patticus

      Is it the rude talk of other players? Because if you don't have a headset plugged in you ain't hearing your teammates.

    7. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Not really that, I know you can disable chat. Just overall anxiety of sucking in a game in front of a ton of people.

    8. Patticus

      Patticus

      I can relate, but the reality of games like Battlefront is that you have your good games, and you have your bad games. Everyone has runs of both, and sometimes things go incredibly well or really horribly. Nobody's laughing at the people doing badly, and the squad system helps.

      It can get frustrating AF, esp. when one or two players dominate everyone, but it's still fun to me.

    9. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Yeah, and you can have your fun with that. I know that online playing has its appeal. Just isn't me for pretty much any game. Even something like Smash, I never touch the online option.

    10. Patticus

      Patticus

      Fair enough, I'm not really an online game either tbh, but these games are a mighty good time to me, so I make an exception for them.

    11. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      Yeah. I just enjoy going on arcade mode myself and just setting up my own match up to shoot shit up.

      That's more than enough for me.

  13. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Who in the House has the experience necessary to lead? Schiff maybe, I've heard Fudge's name put forward (I think she'd be a great choice actually), but the field of truly viable candidates is sparse and nobody's moving - if anything, whatever momentum the anti-Pelosi crew did have is falling apart. Pelosi and her deputies have been in place so long that nobody else there has the kind of experience they would otherwise need. Pelosi should stay on, but make it know she'll be retiring in 2021 regardless. Her leadership team should also be changed to some younger potential successors. They need to start getting the next generation trained in the art of leading and it starts in January. And while she is the House equivalent of Clinton, that's kind of the job of the House Speaker/Majority Leader, just as McConnell in the Senate is Satan to Democrats, and Reid was the same to Republicans.
  14. Y'all are completing Spyro way too quickly. That shit took me weeks, nay months, as a child.

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      The Spyro trilogy are tough games to beat for first-time players no matter how old they are.

    2. Ferno

      Ferno

      especially now that we're all crotchety old adults with jobs and time-sapping responsibilities

    3. TCB

      TCB

      Havent never played Spyro 1 (and life gettingin the way) im just finishing it today.

  15. One wonders if Sony may be following Nintendo's example by giving up an E3 conference in exchange for smaller, more numerous video events scattered across the year.

    They have a history of following Nintendo's lead wherever practically possible, and it would more than likely prove quite the money saver in the long run.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      E3 is becoming increasingly irrelevant, so I'd be game for this.

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      Just save everything for PSX imo. I never found that event all that appealing when they reveal all their heavy hitters for E3 beforehand, but if they switched focus as the main event, I could easily see PSX replacing all E3's needs. They wouldn't have to ditch the live attendance and demo booths, either, unlike Nintendo.

      Either way I'm of the increasing opinion that predetermined showcase events shouldn't have so much weight on their shoulders as E3 does anymore, so I'm cool if it morphs into something else. Companies should reveal titles when they're good and ready rather than filling a "winning" reveal checklist, for both the devs and the industry's sake.

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