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by Newbie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The victory nozzle descends.
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: The victory nozzle descends.

(This is going to go a little slower than I'd originally intended--I don't have my test results back yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm getting my ass kicked by COVID right now.)
by Newbie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The victory nozzle descends.
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: The victory nozzle descends.

Wherever a line forms, the possibility of commerce forms. Sensing immense promise from this swelling supply of victory sauce, a wandering auctioneer approaches and posts a notice: * * * SPECIAL, LIMITED OFFER * * * To celebrate the upcoming opening of the GOLDEN SAUCER AUCTION HOUSE, the next three ...
by Newbie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The victory nozzle descends.
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: The victory nozzle descends.

Niku lurches into the queue; Friday leaves the queue, heavily sauced.
by Newbie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The victory nozzle descends.
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: The victory nozzle descends.

Somewhere in this apartment, I have a thumb drive with the four(ish) completed sections provided to me for EK4. If folks were actually interested, I could probably dig it up, but that's one Frankenstein's monster that's missing most of its key parts.

Friday has ENTERed the previously-empty queue.
by Newbie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The victory nozzle descends.
Replies: 13
Views: 417

The victory nozzle descends.

Day 1: The victory nozzle descends.

The nozzle currently contains 1,618 L of victory sauce. It is now possible to ENTER the queue to receive a dispensation of victory sauce.

(STATUS: There have been 0 dispensations. No players have been eliminated. No players have achieved juicension.)
by Newbie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: itch.io tast.io
Replies: 31
Views: 1490

Re: itch.io tast.io

A dude on my other forum just wrote at length about Vision Soft Reset , which might be one of the most conceptually ambitious Metroid-ish games I've ever seen. I'm just gonna excerpt him here: "...The protagonist here is psychic, which manifests itself in a few ways but the main one can be in h...
by Newbie
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: "Coronavirus" is the category, dangit. (COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 462
Views: 27704

Re: "Coronavirus" is the category, dangit. (COVID-19 thread)

A friend on another forum just put together this handy dandy resource:

How many 9-11s worth of deaths has COVID-19 caused so far in the United States?

41, as of the time of this posting.
by Newbie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: The Birthday thread: Rebirth
Replies: 173
Views: 41951

Re: The Birthday thread: Rebirth

Looks like this meat's another year older. Happy birthday, Niku!
by Newbie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 652
Views: 111205

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Nope, you're right, both of those are viable routes. I just didn't consider the second path significantly easier than the first one because while it basically cuts the distance you travel in half, both routes require at least one jump up between tractor beams, plus all of the gravity crystal navigat...
by Newbie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 652
Views: 111205

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Brittle Hollow has one or two big landmarks that make it a lot easier to get on the trail of your destination. Remember that even if you fall, clever use of your jetpack can get you into subterranean orbit, after which it should be relatively simple to get yourself caught in a tractor beam. Keep tra...
by Newbie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 652
Views: 111205

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

This is an important quality of life tip : if you haven't already done so, find Gabbro . (You can find that person on the water-world, on one of the islands .) You should talk to them, die, then talk to them again. Ask them how they stay so calm . Re: the black hole - have you visited the space stat...
by Newbie
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 652
Views: 119208

Re: Hot game deals

Since it's finally available on Steam, Outer Wilds is 33% off, making it $16.65 USD . If you somehow haven't heard me evangelize about this before, Outer Wilds casts you as a fledgling alien astronaut/archaeologist in a disproportionately fascinating star system. You're free to set your own goals an...
by Newbie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 652
Views: 119208

Re: Hot game deals

The bundle includes Pyre! This is that fantasy basketsoccer game from the makers of Bastion and Transistor. While the sports game itself is serviceable enough, the macrostructure of deciding which of your players get to leave exile (and how this will impact their personal journies versus the sociopo...
by Newbie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design
Replies: 129
Views: 35207

Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

I spent three years working at the Dep', and based on my recollection of their online employee platform ("the Apron"), the scenario you've presented makes perfect sense and is entirely characteristic of them.
by Newbie
Tue May 26, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 652
Views: 111205

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Finally started (and nearly finished) Heaven’s Vault over the long weekend. The obvious point of comparison is Outer Wilds : in both cases, you are exploring a smallish stellar space, searching for ruins with ancient text to translate. In both cases, the history you uncover reveals clues concerning ...
by Newbie
Wed May 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Friday's Ultimate Vanity Project: 100 Games, 100 Reviews
Replies: 303
Views: 11909

Re: Friday's Ultimate Vanity Project: 100 Games, 100 Reviews

I like to put Let's Plays on when I do the dishes. A week or two back, YouTube recommended a Portal LP to me, and what astonished me was that this was a blind LP recorded within the last year. It turns out that, every year, more and more people pop into existence who have never played Portal! It als...
by Newbie
Mon May 18, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News
Replies: 1334
Views: 201350

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

https://www.propublica.org/article/whistleblower-wall-street-has-engaged-in-widespread-manipulation-of-mortgage-funds - the first signs of a 2008-like financial crisis have been reported by a whistle-blower; this time around it's commercial mortgages rather than consumer. Twin_Peaks-It_Is_Happening_...
by Newbie
Thu May 14, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Jimmy Buffet Presents: Animal Crossing (New Horizons Thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 2076

Re: Jimmy Buffet Presents: Animal Crossing (New Horizons Thread)

I have neither Leif nor native roses available in Nook's, but I DO have 5 white-rose bags and 9 yellow-rose bags I can send your way, if you need.

Can't remember if I ever posted my friend code, but just to be thorough, it's SW-5837-9374-6589.
by Newbie
Tue May 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: A Magical Gathering
Replies: 931
Views: 142702

Re: A Magical Gathering

After seeing Hearthstone make blunders for years that the Magic team had successfully identified and mitigated in their contemporary designs, it is refreshing to see Magic now falling into design traps* that Hearthstone had previously encountered and was now avoiding. * specifically, Lurrus uses a v...
by Newbie
Mon May 11, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Oh those pet peeves
Replies: 465
Views: 82419

Re: Oh those pet peeves

As a supervisor, I can see how many calls are in the different queues, including the "supervisor inquiry" queue that only has me and three other people receiving from it. I do NOT have the ability to designate WHICH queue I want to receive a call from; the Supervisor Inquiry queue takes pr...