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{Wordtoid} Maybe not news to big Star Wars fans, but clever etymology is used in Darth Vader's name. The other Sith lord's names are easy. Plagueis - Plague. Sidious - Insidious. Vader - Invade, but Latin vadere means "to walk".


When Mike Martin posts a Cursedmass it's like everyone else is telling dirty jokes in a bar, thinking they're edgy, then in the corner of the room you just heard a chair rub against the floor boards as everyone falls silent.


Elite Dangerous was free on Epic and after over an hour of wrestling with the controller bindings I was done. The game either needs a keyboard/mouse (which I don't like for space combat games) or a full on flight stick. Nah.


Looks like someone opened that mystery door in Demon's Souls. Go look it up for yourself, if you're curious.


It's been pretty much 1,460 days and I'm happy to report, we did indeed do this.


....can we go home now?


I swear it was 1am already today, hmm


Yeah, ok I'll rewatch True Detective S1 for the third time. It's probably the only show I've rewatched this many times, all the way through.


Got some time in (and mostly against) Minecraft('s) Steven in Smash, and as usual he's not as busted as the trailer makes him seem. The guy can barely move and a lot of his actions leave him open for days.


Been playing Outward, it's a budget title for sure, and it's very focused on preparation and survival and that going somewhere is itself a challenge. It doesn't land completely flat, the combat is just all janked to hell but it does work.


Enjoy columpus day weekend!


you ever accidentally listen to music during a stressful time and then it's forever associated with that moment or period of your life? It's a great way to ruin good music...


I'd like the otherwise very good youtube videos I watch to all stop thinking adding lightning-fast text on screen you can "just pause and read if you want" to stop thinking that's a good idea. No one actually wants to do this. Finish editing your shit.


I've been snacking on this T H R E E H O U R long review of Doom all day today and I'm not done yet and I'm still enjoying it.


I am coming back into the office a few days a week and it is really hitting me how much of a waste of my day sitting in this room is.


I can upvote people from inside my notifications on mobile now! :O


Grumpy pedant comment: The word Coincidence gets misused all the dang time. Any two related things are a coincidence, because they coincide with each other. What people mean to say when using this word is "it [is or is not] JUST a coincidence".


My all time favorite chiptune game soundtracks continues to be Creepy Castle. Basically a game no one played. I bought the OST years ago after playing it and realizing the obscurity meant it was hard to find. Found it now on YouTube. Listen to this!


You'd all see way more comment upvotes from me if there wasn't this dumb glitch on disqus that stops it working when you try to do it through your notifications.


This is your occasional Pedant Reminder that a "song" must contain "singing"


I only wear boots. Have since college with rare exception. Even after I stopped primarily manual labor and became an office man, boots all day.


Anybody watch this back in the day? It was one of the first big Let's Plays, before that was even a term people used. And it was also THE first Minecraft series. This series is why I go into PC gaming and ultimately how I got my current job! 10 years!


Oh, ok, you Brits want a good laugh? Find an American friend, show them a picture of Europe with the British Isles removed and ask them to place where they think it goes in relation to the continent of Europe. Because I'm am HILARIOUSLY wrong every time.


Another great review from Matt. He touches on a very important element of player role in games: the actor. Not a participant of the events, not an observer of the story, but an agent of the plot. Game studies are going to be amazing some day...


Is it an US east coast thing to call your boss "boss"? When I got this job a couple years back, I noticed a lot of people do it at this office and it feels like a regional thing. Like "ok, boss, have a nice day".


I had heard about it for ages, but I just watched My Neighbor Totoro for the first time. No, YOU'RE crying!


That moment when you realize before leaving earth that you have no idea what you're doing.


Hoo boy, this news gives me the excuse to post this great track


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.