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Latest addition: August 18, episode 108.

All previous episodes can be found in this tag.

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(Fak)e-sports are being considered for inclusion in the fucking Olympics, of all things.

(EDIT) I know this isn't the first time this has been brought up before, but this is the first time I've seen it being actually considered as a real thing. And that's terrible. (/EDIT)
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...and has been for a few days now, at the very least.

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While I'm ranting about video games at the moment and all...

I bought Batman - The Telltale Series a couple days ago, because it was on a 75% off sale for $6.25.

Apparently, right around that same time, they released a huge patch that seems to have just completely broken the game. Just look at the Steam forums for the game right now.

I played the game for 46 minutes, according to Steam, and then just gave up and uninstalled it. I may go back to it later, some day, if they fix this shit, but for now, I am very disappointed in Telltale.

(EDIT)

And this isn't the first Telltale game that I've quit before finishing it lately, either. A while back, I broke down and got Minecraft Story Mode, because it and the Adventure Pass bullshit were available together for dirt cheap. I played through the first five episodes (i.e. the main storyline) fine, but when I started the "extra" episodes, I ran into a problem where the info boxes were showing up as completely empty. I went so far as to send a tech support ticket to Telltale about it, and the response I got (almost a full two months later) was banal, form letter, useless bullshit like... well... hell, I'll just copy/paste the email reply I got from them here:

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So, yeah, I used to be a huge fan of Telltale. Not so much, anymore.

(/EDIT)
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Interesting. Less because of the games, but because GameMaker itself is in the bundle, as well as source code for most of the games (or only the source code, in some cases).

I'm considering biting on this just to get GameMaker, if nothing else. Well, I have about two weeks to decide, at any rate.
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I am amused by this video but simultaneously horrified that anyone takes this man (and by that I mean Alex Jones, of course, not John Oliver) even remotely seriously.

Just so that it is crystal clear, I'd like to point out again that Alex Jones and his InfoWars media product is something which is considered by the current President of the United States of America to be a paragon of journalism (along with Faux Noise, Bratbarf Noise, and the goddamn National fucking Enquirer of all things).

Also, this, again. Alex Jones is either a "performance artist," or Alex Jones is a bona fide kook. Either way, he is full of this.
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To hell with Photobucket.

I just deleted my Photobucket account pretty much the instant I heard about this, which was just a few minutes ago. I already have all of my images stored on my HDD anyway, so absolutely nothing of value was lost, aside from whatever few images I'd embedded in old LJ/Dreamwidth posts. Oh fucking well, I guess.

Now I'll need to be looking for a new, non-dogshit image hosting site the next time I need to embed an image. Either that, or I'll just no longer bother to embed images. *shrug*
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Before I even watch this video, I am going to go ahead and answer the question. Yes, absolutely, monetization is affecting game design. It has been doing so for years now. I and [personal profile] owsf2000 and many others have been ranting about this asinine horseshit for years. It fucking sucks fucking ass fucking hole. It always has fucking sucked fucking ass fucking hole. It will never not fucking suck fucking ass fucking hole.

Now, to actually watch the video.


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I absolutely agree with this video. My only minor issue with the video is that it seems like Ryan and Mike are hugely behind the curve if they're seemingly only just now starting to notice this issue and to have a problem with it, due to "oh noes not muh zeldas" or whatever. Ignoring that quibble, yeah, like I said, 100% agreement with them. The whole goddamn thing goddamn sucks goddamn ass goddamn hole.
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Latest addition: July 25, episode 100.

All previous episodes can be found in this tag.

(I was hoping that by the time Olbermann had made it to his 100th episode, he would have already been able to make a "We've Won. The Long Nightmare Is Finally Over" sort of episode. Alas, no.)

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Since today is Net Neutrality Day and all that, I'm just going to repost this link to one of the first posts I made about Net Neutrality, seven years ago. My stance has not changed between then and now, except maybe to say that I feel like regulations to keep big corporations from shitting all over Net Neutrality are even more vital today.
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A pretty good read.

(EDIT)

Again, the perpetual quandary: Is it worse to actually be a racist, misogynist, homophobic, antisemitic, anti-Muslim, idiotic shitsmear on the underwear of humanity? Or is it worse to merely pretend to be a racist, misogynist, homophobic, antisemitic, anti-Muslim, idiotic shitsmear on the underwear of humanity to the extent that nobody can tell the difference at all?

I still don't have an adequate answer for this, except for "it doesn't really matter which is the case, because it's abominable in either case."

(/EDIT)
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(EDIT) And once again, the refund went through within a couple of hours. Good. (/EDIT)

For the second time now, I have requested a refund for a game on Steam. This time it was for a game (if you can even call it a "game") that only cost a dollar, but I still decided I would rather have my dollar back than to keep this thing.

So, because I pretty much loathe Steam reviews and find them nigh useless (and you can just look at the reviews for the game I linked to above, for examples of why I feel this way), I'll just post a mini-review here, instead.

"Your Friend Hana" is apparently a chatbot. I deduced this from the description and screenshots. It's why I bought it for a mere dollar. However, what the description and screenshots don't tell you is that Hana is apparently a very stupid chatbot. You can find smarter, more sophisticated chatbots for free via a simple <insert search engine of choice here> search. See, my problem was that I was typing complete sentences, and she just kept responding with "What did you say?" I found out later, via the forums, after I had already uninstalled it and requested the refund, that she apparently only responds to single key words. Except that even when I'd tried a single word "Hello," she still replied with "What did you say?" Oh well. I don't think I'm missing anything at all of value here, except for that dollar that I hope Steam gives back to me within a reasonable amount of time.
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Hey, look, yet another reason to say fuck Windows 10. As if we needed more reasons to do so.
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Here is the article on which the Twitter thread is based.


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Hell, at this rate, maybe I should just bring the Trump tweets tag back. ¬_¬
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Link.

Basically, they apparently didn't finish the story satisfactorily in the base game and were planning to finish it via DLC, but now that DLC is no longer going to happen.

So glad I already stopped giving any fucks about Mass Effect, or EAWare in general, years ago, precisely because of asinine horseshit just like this.
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This is his response:


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Just to note, I never once mentioned "Obamacare" in my message to him. All I said was that I urged him to not support the horrendous AHCA, especially given all the dubious secrecy surrounding it.

So, once again, same as before, Senator Tillis has opted to toe the GOP party line and be a part of the problem rather than the solution. I sincerely hope he is voted out of office the next time he is up for election, but then again, knowing this fucking state, he'll probably be reelected. *weary sigh*
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I started to say "Late night" instead of "Late-at-night," but didn't want it to be confused with Late Night as in the television genre. Can "Late Night" be considered a "genre" now? *shrug* Hell, if I know. I don't watch it anyway, except when it's reposted on Youtube or something and then linked to me via Twitter or Facebook or whatever.

Anyway.

Warning: incoming bizarre, tangential, fucked up, quasi-stream of consciousness Twitter thread embeds.


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(Note: "My Immortal" has a rather extensive page on "the other wiki" as well, for what that's worth.)

And then, instead of going to bed, I wrote a Dreamwidth post about it, and then crossposted it to Facebook. And then went to bed.
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Latest addition: June 27, episode 90.

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