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That's a Kos-Mos and I ain't complainin'


There definitely would have been years a fizzled E3 would have bummed me out, but I guess I just didn't need one this year. Or I really really wasn't expecting one. Like a lot of people, E3 was THE gaming thing. It hasn't been for me in a long time.


An open world Soulslike? I'm interested in seeing how that works out, or if it isn't as "open" as it seems. I'm curious if From would ever want to pull off something that isn't high fantasy themed some day.


What sayings have you heard from maybe an older relative or teacher or anyone that's stuck with you in some way? Could be advice or just an observation. My grandfather once described easily picked glove compartment locks as "keeping honest people honest".


Yup, I jumped on that Nextlander patreon first thing in the morning. The Ex-GB staff earned my trust ages ago. I do wish they were all under one roof still but I'm glad they haven't disappeared into the ether.




I keep tapping Videos at the top instead of Qtoid!


Oh we're doing fight scenes now? Well, the undisputed fight choreography master was Monty Oum and this series is still deeply impressive. He had his influences for sure (a lot of matrix stuff) but even they didn't do it this well.


When did the common parlance for "update" shift to "upgrade"? Did anyone else notice this? "I downloaded an upgrade on my computer". Excuse me?




So apparently, in september a Jet Force Gemini clone was released on Steam called Tamarin. It's almost exactly the same game, down to one cutscene in the beginning using the same words lol.


I'm just gonna put this out there, but I think 2020 killed dabbing. It's like gone now.


Berserk is a historically significant piece of work. There's no end of emulation and inspiration it has generated. To that point, I wonder how many people are playing Ike right now online in Smash...


Hot day. Time for beer. Bueno incoming.


So I played me some Jet Force Gemini (emulated) and yes, the controls are POOR, but I'm also pretty good at adapting to them. And the game has very generous (vigorous, even) autoaim that even causes you to walk in the direction it wants you to shoot.


You know how when you kill dracula or ganon their castle instantly crumbles and collapses? Apparently I have the same effect on my office when I go on fucking vacation.


Ok, even as the ultimate introvert, I must admit that sometimes seeing folks is nice. At wedding with masks, it's going quite well.


That last drum stream on giant bomb knocked me on my ass. Only felt this way toward entertainers a couple times but never regarding a some people leaving a job. There may be something like giant bomb in the future, but there wasn't anything like it before


God it's been a weird day between some personal matters, the giant bomb stuff (sorry I keep mentioning this) and now my sister's dog died. That dog was the last of 3 who passed, the one before just a year ago. It feels like everything is changing at once.


With all the shakeups at Giant Bomb, whenever Jeff Gerstmann bows out of the game, I'm calling it: the most knowledgeable person left in games criticism will be gone. No contest.


So apparently everyone left Giant Bomb except Jeff and Jan. That is really going to take some time for me to process. They've been the cornerstone of my gaming critical experience for years. I love all of those guys.


Melee SCL2 was buh-nanas, some of the most hype Melee sets I've watched in years.


Found an extension for Firefox that not only auto darkens webpages, but also can change the typeface of most web elements. Welcome back, serif fonts. I missed you.


Someone help me figure out what movie this is: All I can remember is there's scenes where a guy keeps like waking up between two different existences, one where he's on a spaceship and people are like dying and another where he's on a planet (earth?).


About Dr Melone of us since 10:58 PM on 01.31.2012

Hello, curious browser. I've been a reader of Dtoid for several years now and continue to enjoy the unique sense of community around these parts. I think I'll stick around, if ya don't mind.