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I put 10 hours into Eastward and I have some opinyuns.

 
 

Eastward, it's pretty good so far. I basically learned about this game today as it released and have zero idea what it's goals are or where it's going. A rare position to be in. Had similar experience with Recompile, recently,

 
 

As he usually does, Marc Maron re-posted his previous interview with Norm MacDonald since his passing. It's really good, even if you're not into Maron.

 
 

Capcom, plz.

 
 

{Wordtoid Roundup} A quick list of some of my recent lookups (commentary in the comments) Grin; Grim; Agoraphobia; Rottweiler; Funeral; Million; Ransom; Courtesy; Cataract.

 
 

Video about the locked trophies in Melee. They're only originally gettable from some Japanese tournament back in '01. He then says "but you could unlock them using an Action Replay if you're 40 years old". Ouch. I was nodding along like "I got those!" :(

 
 

I go so hard back and forth on FF Tactics. One minute I'm having a good time, enjoying the writing and the story and the mechanics and then the next I'm stuck in a bullshit encounter and I don't want to even look at the game anymore.

 
 

You ever end up in a group text with a friend who is SO offline that you can't even joke with them anymore? I was going to text a response "because we live in a society" and I didn't because I'm pretty sure he would just go "yes, but [genuine answer]"

 
 

{Wordtoid} Bringin' it back. The words Gastric and Gas are unrelated. Gastric comes from Greek meaning to Gnaw or Devoure and would later refer to the stomach. Gas is a different Greek word that is related to Chaos, originally meaning a void.

 
 

This global warming is too scary, I wanna go back! (Photo from a co worker in jersey city)


 
 

I have a coworker with an accent and he mispronounces some words. When he says Asphalt is sounds like Asshole. I almost died when he started complaining about how by his house his "asphalt is busted" and they "cracked his asphalt and filled it with dirt".

 
 

Current status: alone in a room with two pounds of macaroni salad.

 
 

Oh god, guys? GUYS? I've been putting some bad things in there this whole time. Fuck. I'm gonna go to jail. Fuckfuckfuck


 
 

I'm posting a video link to a thing in the comments so if people don't want to bother with it they can just ignore this without seeing it every time they scroll past because it sucks, but it's still important.

 
 

Finished Recompile, final thoughts within:

 
 

An update on Recompile. I can't say why without spoiling the experience but the story logs are easily some of the best writing I've seen in a game in years. Not the highest bar, but still a very high compliment.

 
 

Jumped on that new Recompile game, gave it a solid spin this afternoon since it's been on my wishlist for forever. First few hours impressions inside.

 
 

Strong cover game on these folks.

 
 

There's a lot of great dog clips on youtube, but whenever I click one YT then suggests a pile of shitty ones that's like a dog barely doing anything unusual with funny music in the background that invariably have 1M+ views.

 
 

Jupiter Hell and Axiom 2 are both easy adds to my wishlist. Indies continue to be my primary source of gaming. I love that.

 
 
 

If you had to play a random level of Mario 2, who are you picking? I feel like the obvious answer is Princess Toadstool, but I always picked Toad. He's fast, his jump feels good, and he picks up items from the ground in a fast and satisfying way.

 
 

Feeling a little better about Covid things, long term, because my employer just mandated vaccinations or weekly tests. Guess what the 5 people in my office who weren't vaccinated just did/are doing now? This is the way forward, people.

 
 

Turned on my n64 on my original crt tv from the 80s with my original copy of OoT that my older brother used, and his save file is still alive. This hasn't been touched since the 90s. 35 arrows.


 
 

I can hear again! After an earwax mishap (caused by my doctor...) I was mostly deaf for a full day. I sympathize greatly with anyone who lives with this normally.

 
 

Decided to be an adult, set up an appointment with a new doctor for a physical and then the guy goes ahead get earwax jammed into my ear when trying to clean it. I can barely hear now and they want me to go back to try to remove it after using some debrox

 
 

Dark Souls remaster on Steam is losing its upgrade discount from the original PC release and in the interim, I noticed these tags have been added to the game. Amazing.


 
 

Is Qtoid going to get redesigned or changed? I dunno about everyone else, but something about the way it works now is perfectly mixed between message board, social media post, and a discord server. I hope if it does change that dynamic is preserved.

 
 

We were out of the house and our dog was alone for probably a bit longer than she had been for before AND our neighbor was shooting off noisy fireworks = dog diarrhea pooped all over.

 
 

Maybe I missed the memo about this still being WIP but isn't the front page supposed to have infinite scolling enabled again? Seems to just stop for me after 11 stories and there's no page 2 buttons or anything at the bottom.

 
 

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.
 
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