I know you are getting downvoted a bunch, but I agree with you on the sound quality thing (not necessarily the LP comment). If Ben had a decent quality mic, this shouldn't be a problem. I have found a lot of Ben's at home stuff (including his podcast call ins) to be a bit hard to listen to, which is a shame because I really like the stuff he is doing right now.
I get similarly irritated by Murder Island, Destiny, Sea of Thieves, Monster Hunter, etc streams where some people stream from home. Every single person on staff should get this Blue Yeti set covered as a business expense for their home set-up. It would cost CBSi around 1500 bucks, which is peanuts to a corporation so big for EVERY staff member to have one.
Giant Bomb Video Buddy is good.
It was so good! I re-listened to a bit of it the other day on Bombcast Rewind, they just keep going off the rails, there's like 45 minutes only about fast food and nothing else.
It's been off since at least Friday and is getting slowly worse. I've tried messing around with the audio sync in vlc a little and it seem to be around -1900ms off now, it was somewhere around -1300ms last evening.
My guess is it has something to do with switching to integrated graphics after the video card died in the streaming machine Thursday, but I don't know enough about OBS or their setup to be sure.
Rorie stoppoed by in chat and is aware of the issue, we'll probably just have to wait until they get into the office and can restart the stream, adjust the settings, or install a new video card.
In the meantime, if anyone wants to try streaming through VLC and adjusting the delay, here's what I used: Streamlink to handle sending the video to VLC and Streamlink Twitch GUI to provide a convenient frontend.
What with Valve, Microsoft, and probably Amazon sniffing around for indie studio acquisition targets, it's probably an attractive time to sell. Good luck to them.
Love the Kotaku post on the topic, BTW: https://kotaku.com/sources-valve-buys-firewatch-developer-campo-santo-1825445890
"Valve, a digital store operator that once made video games."
I'm the developer of Windows / Windows Phone app, Giant Bomb Video Thing. Unfortunately this means I have to discontinue the app because I have no way of protecting video content in my app. The other option is to use the embed player, but at that point you might as well just use the website.
I'm just going to throw in my lot here and say that I'm going to miss Patrick on the site. Although he gets a ton of shit from people with nothing better to do with their lives, he provided a ton of straight up journalistic content and exclusive breaking news stories that really completed the GiantBomb website.
I think we all knew this was coming when they advertised for a new News Editor, but its sad to see him go. He's going to be hard to replace.
If you are new to the site and haven't heard a lot of Patrick on the Bombcast, go back and listen to some old bombcasts (or listen to The Bombcast Rewind Mixlr: http://mixlr.com/the-bombcast-rewind/ and catch when an old episode comes up), hes super smart and well thought out about games and gaming.
Well, we'll see what the future brings now.
Not exactly the same, but Solitairica is awesome.
Drew recommended it, and it's fun and addicting. The first time I played it, I got hooked and played for 3 hours straight.
Here's a link to the actual report. Despite this being a crazy thing to spend that much time on, looking at the writer's research method and how they coded something to record the movements and change in the game, I'm very impressed.
Here's what you need to do. Download Calibre. ( https://calibre-ebook.com/ )Install Kindle on your Windows computer (dunno if they have Linux or Mac apps - you could always get a Windows VM just for this purpose). On the Kindle for PC app, download the book. Point Calibre to the file and import it. Try to have Calibre open it. If Calibre can open it - you're in good shape. Tell Calibre to convert the book - it can convert to EPUB, PDF, and a bunch of other formats.
If Calibre can't open it, it has DRM. Google is your friend. Once it's removed, you can use Calibre to convert to EPUB, PDF, or whatever you want.
Here's one on amazon.
Highly recommend getting one of these or trying out pour over or french press coffee! infinitely better than pods, imo.
Exhibit A: Do you wish there were more indie games inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics, Shining Force, Tactics Ogre, and the best of Tactical JRPGs? Us too! from the Children of the Zodiarcs Kickstarter.
Exhibit B: A line from a review of Final Fantasy Tactics from one Greg Kasavin, "Combat tends to hamper most Japanese RPGs, which thrust countless boring encounters upon you and your party as a means of padding play life and adding an interactive element to an otherwise linear plot. But in Final Fantasy Tactics, the battles are the meat and potatoes of the game - with so many kinds of characters and so many different locales in which to fight (prairies, swamps, towns, castles, ruins, deserts, and anything else you can think of), the combat in Final Fantasy Tactics just gets better and better. " Since FFTA and FFTA2 both follow the same formula, it stands to reason that FFT = FFTA2 = JRPG.
Exhibit C: Kotaku clearly thinks of FFTA as a JRPG.
Exhibit D: It's an RPG made in Japan.
As a guy who ranked over 1300 hip-hop albums via a convoluted, self-made basic algorithm, hearing them go back through the old Gamespot algorithm and churn out scores like "Mario Bros. is a 4.x" and "Spider-Man was a 7.8 this year" got me so, so horny in the way I haven't felt since I just shrugged my shoulders at the end of 2015 and say, "yep guys, Future & Zaytoven's Beast Mode is 0.04 better than Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, the numbers don't lie."
I would kill for this to become a semi-regular feature on the Bombcast.
Man so, they were talking about the Spyro Remaster coming out and Jeff seemed to think it was out now, and well so did I. In fact I was pretty sure It was coming out tomorrow but it turns out it was actually delayed until November. Kind of a bummer because I was excited to pick it up but not enough that I was following the news really closely, just added it to my home page when it got announced.
But while googling it to see the delay I came across this Polygon article that says the physical copies only have the first game on disc. This is fucking nuts right? Is there precedent for something like this? I switched over for the most part to all digital games except for a few collector editions I wanted and haven't really been following how physical games are coming out.
Doesn't this mean if someone purchased this let's say ~~$30~~ $40 product but didn't have internet connect they would only ever be able to play 1/3rd of it? Actually I just looked it up on amazon and it straight up lists all three games.
>About the product
All 3 original Spyro games fully remastered in HD
Includes Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon
100+ levels, remastered with breathtaking graphical updates and improved gameplay controls
That's kind of super fucked, those games can't possibly be too big to fit on a blu-ray, even if they've had a lot of work done to them. Why would this ever be the case in any situtation?
I asked a question similar to this in another thread. I ended up going with Luchadeer, although I've noticed it doesn't always notify you when they're streaming, and sometimes waits until the archive is uploaded.
At first I was like, yeah you could probably do it, then I read this guy's story.
Dan you would not have a chance.
I thought that stopped working over a year ago, I checked about three days ago..
EDIT: Google leads me to this http://mixlr.com/the-bombcast-rewind/ which does work. The link on the GB Forums leads to the old mixlr that hasn't been updated in a year.
You should go to http://mixlr.com/the-bombcast-rewind/ it's a 24hr Bombcast loops that plays episodes randomly from the very beginning to now. Me and someone else 'run it' and we take it down during premium content. Otherwise, it takes very little data to stream and is an amazing driver aid.
Don't forget the zipties, or the gallows they erected out on the lawn.
Some major Democrats are also vocalizing a lot of what is probably being talked about in hushed tones over the phone this weekend, like Majority Whip Clyburn:
Majority Whip James Clyburn to Joe Madison: "They posted pictures ransacking Nancy Pelosi's office. And something else is going on here Joe. My office, if you don't know where it is, you ain't going to find it by accident. And the one place where my name is on the door: that office is right on Statuary Hall. They didn't touch that door. But they went into that other place where I do most of my work. They showed up there, harassing my staff. How did they know to go there? Why didn't they go where my name was? Then where you won't find my name, they found where I was supposed to be. So something else is going on untoward here. So we need to have an extensive investigation to find out."
If you read enough articles here, it's painting a pretty clear picture that members of groups like the Three Percenters were more coordinated than the general protest and were likely using the mob as a cover to manuever some true coup shit like kidnapping high-ranking Democrats and tying them up out on the lawn.
An overlooked thing that might come back to bite Nier in the top 5 arguments (it's top 10 for sure, but this might get nitpicked at the very top): its PC port is really bad. Durante made a patch that fixed things, but the devs themselves never did anything official.
You could try out the Giant Bomb Video Buddy (iOS/Android).
This is definitely it. Probably not the only reason, but it is the main reason, and he has said as much before. He really wants his stuff to seem like they could take place in the real world.
Hopefully his newfound love of Dragonball Z can eventually help dispel his need for a realistic setting.
I not sure, but I think he also dislikes the humour in the typical marvel movie - like they (according to him) try too hard. I kind of remember him saying something to that effect about Guardians of the galaxy 2, I don't have a source right now though, so could be totally wrong.
Edit: guess it was Spiderman homecoming instead.
An additional reference could be made to Freud's description of the superego in Civilization & Its Discontents
>Hence we know of two sources for feelings of guilt: that arising from the dread of authority and the later one from the dread of the superego. The first one compels us to renounce instinctual gratification; the other presses over and above this towards punishment, since the persistence of forbidden wishes cannot be concealed from the super-ego. We have also heard how the severity of the super-ego, the rigour of conscience, is to be explained. It simply carries on the severity of external authority which it has succeeded and to some extent replaced.
If successful, Konami's policies would insidiously teach its employees to police themselves:
>This is further emphasized by a policy that requires workers to clock in and out with timecards during lunch breaks. Workers who run late are publicly named and insulted.
>And when management at Konami decides that a developer isn't as "useful" as they could be, they lose their position as a developer.
You might like to come hang out in The Bombcast Rewind a non-stop bombcast mixlr, which plays every single bombcast ever recorded. Which is about 2/3rds Ryan and always amazing.
In case anyone's interested, the Blu Ray collection of the Fast and Furious movies is $28 today only on Amazon.
To boil it down, it's a paint by the numbers where you have to figure out where the numbers go. They can always be solved by logic, you should never have to guess.
Pretty much every Picross game I've played has always had a tutorial that goes through the basics. If you're interested I'd suggest picking up one of the many free Picross games on mobile. If you're on Android, I highly recommend Hungry Cat Picross, it's not exactly like Picross S but it'll teach you the basic mechanics pretty quickly.
Luchadeer for Android notifies when the crew does a stream, it also notifies you when a video is up. Give me a sec and I will link it.
Oh, good point. I did a little searching around, and I think the best way to download them is to use a youtube playlist downloader, such as this or this. Granted, I haven't tried these out, but I'm not sure of another automatic way to do it.
I couldn't find which call-in stream it was, but here's a Dribble entry from Alexis about it at the time.
Given the videos on the page, maybe it was from a stream that went unarchived? All of the call-in shows saved on the site are dated well after the DiRT 3 QL, as far as I can tell.
I finished The New Colossus! Here are my thoughts:
The level design and combat are mediocre and tedious; I mostly went through them on Easy for the power fantasy aspect, and just ran through as fast as I could to get to the next story beat.
I really like the story. I know some people have issue with the tonal whiplash present throughout the narrative, but it worked well for me.
Super Spesh for Best New Character
My favorite thing about this game was its commentaries on subjects I wasn't expecting. Obviously there's the "Nazism's compatibility with American ideology" text at the forefront, but then there's a decent amount of stuff on the complex history of communism within the U.S. as well as a few sections that symbolically reject the notion that an Anti-Fascist power fantasy shouldn't be blindly conflated with Male Power Fantasy (that scene before the final level was probably my favorite section in the game).
The game also left me thinking a lot about bodies, Foucauldian style baby. If you played any of the game's major acts, you'll understand why, but I just love how this game depicts oppression in a myriad of ways -- both against BJ and against just about every side character. Over at Kotaku, Heather Alexandra wrote a bit about this, and it's a great read. (SPOILERS)
Oh, and hey, I just found out a few days ago that my first conference proposal has been accepted! So now my aspirations for making a career out of talking about Reddit are becoming slightly more real.
Does the Giant ROM count?
Quite a lot of really funny and good games were made.
^^^ARE ^^^GIANT ^^^BOMB ^^^VIDEO ^^^GAMES ^^^ART?
So what games/activities do you play on doing while the stream is going? I'm not convinced that anyone is gonna watch 96 hours of just a stream without being preoccupied with something else?
I'll probably keep playing Final Fantasy 13 on PC. I'm really enjoying it so far, much more than I thought I would. I was considering buying Legend of Korra as well. I know its not the best game in the world, but for a $15 price point, you can't complain.
EDIT:Oh, and I've been addicted to Clicker Heroes lately...don't judge me.
How did I not find out that Chihayafuru got renewed for a third season until just this week?!?! I literally spent all year somewhat sad knowing that I probably wasn't going to see more of my favorite poetry memorizers doing their absolute best at a competition nobody but them cares about. And it was announced in FEBRUARY!!!
I'm just happy there'll be more of this series next year. It's one of those niche shows with a premise that sounds like the most boring thing imaginable, but ends up being this extremely exciting sports anime where everyone cries and finds happiness in their own ways. Also: #TeamArata
We host a stream that plays random bombcast from an archive of every bombcast.
What you're looking for, unfortunately, isnt available. It's not impossible, but there is no simple button press access to it all.
The easiest way to download all of the bombcasts would be to use the program juicer and latch onto the RSS feed and pulldown all the bombcasts. Just for reference, everything from 2008 to 2010 is about 7 gigs. Everything from 2010 to 2014 is like 5 to 6 times that, because the bitrate and quality improved dramatically every year.
You would have to go to every video and click the download button for the videos.
Did a bit of checking around, There is around 370+ Gigs of LIVE SHOWS in 2013 alone. This is before they transferred the Amznaws, which in 2014 there is probably that much in just Unprofessional fridays. I mean, if it literally means an entire 750gb hard drive, have at it. Manually download it all.
Reposting one of my old comments here because it might interest some people in regards to watching on YouTube:
> I'll raise you one further and recommend ImprovedTube for Youtube.
> It allows you to customize basically the entire YouTube video page (among other settings). Right now I have the header, sidebar, comments, and footer hidden, with the video itself sized to fill the window (like the embiggen button on GiantBomb).
> So basically it allows me to easily ignore all the garbage that normally clutters the page and instead focus on actually watching the video.
Wouldn't the obvious answer here be that Abby, as a video producer, would be aware of greenscreens and would consider purchasing one for <$20 from Amazon before renting a dedicated studio in one of the most expensive cities in the world, during a pandemic and a recession, with no next job lined up? It sounds like your suggestion that she's totally oblivious to them and just jumped into a likely several hundred dollar a month minimum commitment without weighing alternatives is the "out there" answer.
I don't remember him talking about headphones, but I love my Koss Portapros. They fold up tightly and fit in my bag, and have excellent audio quality. They also don't mess up my hair as much as other over-ear headphones tend to. Here's a link. $39.99 on Amazon. They also have a lifetime guarantee.
As hard to find as looking on Amazon:
Even the superior version!
Well today's Short-Time game discussion made me want to try Lara Croft GO. I was surprised to see it's on sale for just $0.99 for the holidays still.
I don't have the quote, but this writeup may suffice in the meantime: https://kotaku.com/why-video-games-cost-so-much-to-make-1818508211 it's likely that LAng was using similar back-of-the-envelope math.
Got Sniper Elite 3 when it was on sale for like ten bucks, so that's alright.
Also finished another new poster, and now I'm running into artist's block. In other news, this motherfucker who I invoiced 6 months ago is finally paying me what he owes, so there's like, $60.
Did I tell you guys about the streamer who hired me to edit his footage? Motherfucker skipped out on me. Gave me an advance of like $5, but you owe me for another three hours of work, asshole.
^^^I ^^^should ^^^get ^^^a ^^^real ^^^job.
Also started proper streaming all up in here sometimes. Dunno. Need something to do.
In the video fishfacemcgee linked they were livestreaming video so it probably was up on justin.tv. Their justin.tv account went private before it was purged so that video is probably gone.
Will Smith's mixlr showreel is all Octoberkast related: http://mixlr.com/willsmith/showreel/
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I frequent a few other places, but those are my mains. I check out r/Videos pretty regularly.
E: For those wondering what we're on about, I'm pretty certain this is a feature of Reddit Enhancement Suite, which is indispensable IMO.
Beyond the big list of weekly shows I'm still watching, I watched the first 2 episodes of Toradora! this morning. I think that show is pretty good, even if Taiga might be a little too tsun and not enough dere. I do like her's and Ryuji's calming moments though. I hope the romantic progress in the show is a bit faster than I think it will end up being.
I'm going to try and burn through at least the first season of Sound! Euphonium this weekend, as me and a friend are going to go see Liz and the Blue Bird in theaters next Monday. I'm not sure if the two focal characters of the movie even appear in the first season or not, but I figure I should get acquainted with the series so at least one of us isn't going into the movie totally blind.
Crunchyroll has provided a short list of shows that are currently scheduled to be leaving after the Funimation split on Friday here. The list might still change, but so far they've announced 20 series leaving, a couple of which I still would like to watch at some point.
When did you buy it? It's had protected feed support for at least the past couple years and there was a major redesign of the app a few years ago. So if it was before then you might want to give it another shot. That said, it's an extra $9 for the web player.
Another option you might look into, depending on how strict your work is with allowing you to install software, is to install an Android emulator (I use Andy) and then install Pocket Casts. I don't think Podcast Addict syncs between devices, but this works fine for me using Pocket Casts.
Amazon - Sticks and Pi
The box i'm just going to build out of MDF. 24"x10" with 3" sides.
I know he likes Dead Wake by Erik Larson
And of course 10% Happier by Dan Harris
Don't forget about the new Video Bomb app! It's working well and is actively being developed, sadly Luchadeer and Video Buddy have both not been updated in a long time.
Terra battle. Drew played a little on a upf a while ago. Move your team around to pincher enemies. The artwork is well done (warning: anime) and you do not have to pay to enjoy but there is a good amount of grind.
The wife and I picked it up again recently after leaving it behind and we are still going strong months later.
It's been a busy week for me, haven't had a lot of time to play games (still on fallout 4, 20 hours in), but I managed to keep up with the website content.
Now the reason I've been busy, and please let me know if it's not ok to do this here, but I have been working on a mobile game called Sheep Dreams Are Made of This, a looping platform about recurring nightmares, if anyone would like to check it out and give me some feedback it would be great! (my second game)
Alex has an extensive Plex collection as I understand it. All he needs to do is go to https://caracal.club/, host a private room (If there are no free rooms, he could support their patreon for $5 for a month). It's a shared Virtual Machine. He can log into the Plex web app, https://app.plex.tv/desktop. They can watch whatever they'd like.
He can share the room url with whoever he'd like to. The VM will keep the video in Sync for all viewers, there's separate audio from the Browser and Discord, so one of them could record their mic and discord audio (or all of them could record their mic's separately and have them merged later, to avoid Discord audio quality issues).
All in all, it's not too complicated, imo.
I don't know what the software looks like in the year 2017, but back in the dial-up days when downloads regularly took longer than overnight to get files down, there were all sorts of programs to help manage the long term downloads.
I can't guarantee that they'd work for you through the Great Firewall of China, but I can't think of any specific reason why they wouldn't. A quick google search turned up an open source browser agnostic program called Xtreme Download Manager that seems promising. Maybe someone else with more familiarity of the Chinese Internet situation could help more.
I have a version of the same graphic they use here https://www.callofduty.com/blog/2020/10/Black-Ops-Cold-War-PC-Launch-Trailer from like a month ago used in a bunch of articles that listed recommended at 175gb with the 4k version with ray tracing at 250. Now it says (adjusted) and the disk space requirements are half of what they were. Maybe they put in a ton of work last second to reduce the space requirements? They were pretty wild and the main reason I wasn't going to get the game. This looks way more reasonable.
IF you are on Android then there is something called NewPipe on F-Droid.
It's only for youtube but can play any video as audio only in the background.
F-Droid itself also isn't some shady website or anything but a alternative app store with only open source software. Most of it is also in the play store but since google doesn't like it if you play youtube in the background stuff like NewPipe obviously isn't.
On iOS you probably had to have a jailbroken iPhone to install something similar but afaik you can play most html5 videos in the background if you start them again from your control center after locking the phone. So that should work for the videos from the site but I don't know if it then only streams the audio or also the video in the background so be careful of your data usage.
I don't remember that specific one, but Jason over at Kotaku has this post (and a whole book) about this. The comments there are good to with devs weighing in with more specifics.
Also cool is this breakdown for how much 1 character in skullgirls cost.
> What have you been playing?
A hell of a lot of No Man's Sky
> What Giant Bomb content have you been consuming?
Been listening to non-stop Bomb/Beastcasts on the The Bombcast Rewind Mixlr whilst No Man Skying
> What Giant Bomb content from last week do you recommend?
The last Beastcast was beautiful
Me either. according to http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/giantbomb.com.html
they're down for everyone. I'm willing to bet that half the reason they start up a half-hour early is in case something like this happens.
EDIT If anyone's having problems with the site, it's on youtube and at https://mixer.com/giantbomb
Like everyone else said, yes absolutely approachable, but to Itlpr's point, it doesn't have a lot in common with the "true roguelikes". I am someone who LOVES roguelikes/lites and I have over 150 of them on steam alone. This is definitely a good gateway game in the same way that Dead Cells was for a lot of people.
That being said, if you were interested in something closer to a "true roguelike", I think Brogue is probably the most accessible of those. It's really good at stripping the genre down to its essentials without requiring some of the homework like NetHack does. If you are turned off by the turn-based nature of it, you can try something like Spelunky, and if you are fine with turn based, but want something graphics, check out Dungeons of Dredmor.
The good news is that a lot of the more traditional style roguelikes (Brogue, Angband, NetHack, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, etc.) are free, so if you want to download them and give them a go, you should!
This post makes it sound like you're only going to be getting elusive targets as they come along. Who knows, though - it might be a "season 3" feature or something crazy like that.
One of my quarantine projects has been setting up a Raspberry Pi to do exactly this. I found a program called FlexGet that appears to work well for this. It seems like it's intended for torrents/piracy but it downloads from the Giant Bomb RSS feeds just fine. If you have the time and patience to set it up, it's worth it.
130, theres an audio only version here https://player.fm/series/the-patch @49:17 is where they start that conversation
actually, start at 48:00 you get a bit more context.
Finished Grim Fandango Remastered this weekend. If I thought I loved that game before, then now I'm pretty sure of it. It's really great and I just love Manny, he's a great character. But I don't think I have the brain to solve all of those old school puzzles though, had to check some walkthroughs once in a while, it's the kind of gameplay mechanics I'm just not used to, I was way too young when those kind of games were the trend. Oh, and screw Tim Schafer for putting the trophy for Tank Controls, if it wasn't for that I would have my first Platinum Trophy now!
I've also been trying to finish the MGSV side-ops I had left but my PS4 is fucked up and it's almost impossible to finish a mission without the disc being ejected and it starts beeping like crazy.
Besides the usual UPFs, MGScanlons and so on, I've been listening to a lot of Bombcasts from The Bombcast Rewind before falling asleep. Apparently Jeff's frenetic screams, Ryan's cheerful laughs, Brad's deep voice and Vinny's antics are my ASMR, I guess.
Jeff Backalar's phone moment from the Beastcast and the archives from the Vive stream.
It's working fine for me. I just watched the surstromming video like 5 minutes ago without any issues. This site corroborates my story. Try reaching the site on a private tab/incognito mode or clear your cache to see it's reachable that way.
Let's forget about Stadia for now.
On a laptop you are playing the game locally. You bought the laptop, but you could rent one.
On GeForce now you are playing the game remotely. You are renting the the service.
What about services like https://shadow.tech/int/, where you rent a remote laptop?
In case you wanted an easy way to download videos as well, the video bomb app is a very easy way to do it. Lets you download in different qualities too.
I often just listen to the endurance run videos as a sort of long form podcast. The unprofessional Friday videos often are like video podcasts too
I'm not Dan, but you can get it on Amazon right now.
Learning to make Japanese food at home great! If you're interested in doing more, I highly recommend grabbing yourself a tamagoyaki pan off amazon. Learning to make tamagoyaki is super fun and rewarding, and is a great jumping off point into other Japanese cuisine.
I bought the white joy cons direct from amazon, pre-modded: https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch-Custom-Joy-Cons-playstation-4/dp/B079SL83WH/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Considering the price of the joy con and the price of the replacement shells, you're ultimately paying someone $20 to mod it for you. I bought them last fall after watching a bunch of videos of people talking about how this isn't "baby's first mod."
You'd have to buy a USB converter. I use this one and have basically full functionality with a DualShock. The only thing that doesn't work is audio passthrough, so if you're plugging headphones into your controller, you won't be getting audio from the DualShock.
My wife's focus in her undergrad was pre-Civil War era, so I really should have been reading more of her books. I think she owns American Apartheid, I'll have to double check. She also got me <em>Stamped from the Beginning</em> by Ibram X. Kendi to read after I'm done with Foner.
>I'm currently reading A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner to work on actively learn more about an era I was taught almost nothing about in school and how the attitudes of reconstruction still are present in our modern society
This was actually the topic of my capstone sociology class. There we read American Apartheid by Massey and Denton. Despite it being an academic text, its actually quite accessible, and it paints a vast picture of how segregation bled into American life from the Civil War to today in many different ways that are rarely -- if ever -- discussed in our schools (e.g. migrations of black southerners to northern states after factories hired them as strike breakers, how the northern states were actually worse w/r/t segregation than the south).
There is! The Giant Bomb Video Buddy can sync up with your premium.
Do you have an android or iphone?
There are a few good apps that will let you log in and stream from your chromecast. I do it all the time. On Android, I use Video Bomb for Giant Bomb
The Giant Bomb Video Buddy and Luchadeer apps work with premium and with Chromecast. I love Luchadeer personally but I'm in the minority. I assume they'd work fine with Samsung's screen mirror stuff.
Get the creeper cam out, I played School idol festival after Gita talked about it on the Beastcast. I only played it for a day, but it was a glorious day until I started feeling a bit creepy every time I opened it up. It's now off my phone but it has gotten me very excited for P4:DAN (my excitement lessened a quite bit after hearing Rise's new VO).
Asside from that, people are driving me crazy on PSN Profiles. I don't know if gaming session creators are putting the wrong time or completely forgetting about their sessions, but I've had two Arkham Origins sessions over the past few days that have had the creator no-show. I even woke up at 7:30 on a Saturday.
Also, Destiny. Hopefully I can hit 34 within the next couple weeks so I can do Skolos and not feel much pressure to finish Skolos. Probably going to resort to /r/destinysherpa.
> What Giant Bomb content have you been watching?
I did watch the TI5 finals witch chat on Friday. I don't care to play DOTA and I don't care much for esports, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching the finals so much so that I think I'll actually watch more than just the finals next year.
I can't recall if I watched anything this week other than UPF and the Tiny Danswers (Which, honestly, I did not care for the advice there). Oh, there was the Mailbag too. And the Microsoft Gamescom coverage which was fun if a bit underwhelming.
> What Giant Bomb content do you recommend from this week?
The only thing I can say is the We Talk Over Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 Press Conference video. Nothing else tickled my fancy this week.
Ended up buying pocket casts (for free, thanks google opinion rewards!). I'll still email beyondpod to tell them why i'm switching. I have enjoyed it and i owe them that at least.
The speed change is a thing I realized I could do recently. It's great for putting it on 1.2x to get through a cast. or you can put it on 0.8x when you feel like going to sleep. or put it on 0.6x and everyone sounds like theyre drunk!
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New season of anime, new batch of shows to research and potentially watch. So far for this season, I've watched 2* shows and have a few more on my list to check out or at least see what the reaction is from the greater anime community.
Yoooo My hero academia is the best! If you're into Idol animes and haven't already taken a look you should check out Idolmaster Cinderella Girls! It's amazing, with really good writing, characters, and animation.
Pretty sweet once you install this (proof-of-concept) mod ;) - https://gofile.io/d/h5g8HN (MD5: F6BAD1653AE25564C3974ADE84F19367)
You need XDeltaUI to install it.
Note: I can't make any guarantees that it will work or that it won't cause any issues. I've installed it and it seems to work, but I haven't done any extensive testing.
 Literally all it does is replace "AHA! Is this our chance?" with the old line, and it's a little too quiet to properly match.
They kinda backed themselves into a corner time-wise with their Activision contract and the major last minute changes to Destiny 1, and I bet many of these problems could trace back to that. There were also complaints about their engine and dev tools in the big kotaku article about Bungie issues, you should check that out.
For a loot-based game, they still seem to like to incorporate those Halo-style setpeices and weird puzzles, which just doesn't mesh with a Diablo style psuedo-random romp. That'd be a cool thing to see, but it just doesn't look like they want to make that.
The final solution was to install the Roboto font pack from Google. I don't understand why the browser would attempt to render a font the system doesn't have. I suspect the issue is Chrome and not Win10 after all.
Side note: This happened again on a brand-new Surface Book 3. As soon as the font pack was installed, fixed.
I will volunteer one that I’m actually going to watch for the first time tonight, I Am Not Your Negro. Reccomended to me as a good resource for growing my awareness as an ally of the black community.
I used the official retropie beginners guide to get the basics down. Read through this before starting.
This video will show you what pre made images can do and also gives you a general overview of what retropie is capable of.
Dwarf Fortress is a masterpiece and it's not even finished (it's also free!)
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys is a masterpiece
Vacation by Bomb the Music Industry is a masterpiece (and also free, you all need to download it from this website ASAP)
Rocket Science (the film starring Reece Daniel Thompson and Anna Kendrick) is a masterpiece
Backflips and Bioforge is a masterpiece
EDIT: Forgot one. Relationship of Command by At The Drive-In is a masterpiece.
Select the services you subscribe to then search for the movies you're interested in.
No exactly a compiled list but the site makes checking multiple services at once easy. Any compiled list would change over time and differ based on country.
Yet they're raking in cash to the tune of $25,000 per month.
It seems to be working. I'm not a fan of theirs or anything though. I like Greg every so often but was never a fan or Colin or the other guys.
Yeah, i'll be supporting pretty much ever member of the current staff regardless of where they end up. Even Ray Ratto's style has started to grow on me a lot.
I haven't actually played Dream Daddy, but I believe it runs off the Ren'Py engine, one of the most popular go-to engines for Visual Novel type games (Random Ren'Py game example. Think of it as RPGMaker, but for VN's). You can just sort of tell if a game runs on Ren'Py based on the menus (most of the time, unless it's heavily modified). Ren'Py games are mostly choose-your-own adventure games with dialog choices being the main game mechanic. I have heard that Dream Daddy does include other game types, but they are mostly minigames from what I understand. Ren'Py games do have the ability to have other game types to be implemented into them.
Huniepop is actually far more of a puzzle game first (as its main game mechanic), with the VN and dating stuff being secondary to that mechanic.
I guess a better comparison would be Doki Doki Literature Club, another Ren'Py game that is mostly based on dialog choices with minor mini game mechanics.
Does being a Ren'Py game lessen a game's quality? If you asked me a month ago, I would have said yes, as a lot of Ren'Py games that I have played are just very terrible hentai games with barely any game mechanics. Am I just a weirdo for playing that stuff? Probably. But after playing Doki Doki Literature Club, I'm convinced that Ren'Py games are absolutely in the running to be fantastic games.
Note: I just sort of quick glanced at Dream Daddy's Quick Look, and while it doesn't have the tell-tale signs of a Ren'Py engine outright, it still has a lot in common with most Ren'Py games, so I think my comparison still sticks. I tried looking up information based on the Steam store page, but I'm still unsure about its Game Engine.
ShutUp10 gets you 90% of the way there, though you need Windows 10 Pro to disable automatic updates (but Windows 10 is way less aggressive about automatic updates than it was).
Really, Windows 10 with no Cortana and no automatic updates has been about as good as 7 for me.
(Note if you do use ShutUp10, you need to leave the "Connected User Experiences and Telemetry" service running for Xbox achievements to work - it disables it by default)
There's tons of old bombcast clips on Youtube featuring these sorts of tangents.
Also this mixlr plays old bombcasts 24/7 if you ever just want to listen to random old ones.
I'm not sure what Will is on about about . It literally takes three seconds to find their results and papers page: https://foldingathome.org/papers-results/
Re-reposting one of my old comments here because it might interest some people in regards to watching on YouTube:
They're definitely wrong. Just compare them to similarweb's numbers here: https://www.similarweb.com/website/giantbomb.com
They're both so different that it's impossible to take either of them as accurate.
Yes, using HTTPS everywhere you can is essential to prevent most snooping. It doesn't help for mobile, but I highly recommend you grab the EFF's HTTPS Eveywhere extension, it forces all websites to use their HTTPS version.
youtube-dl is the best thing in the world. Basically all of the shitty youtube ripping tools and shady sites use the code from youtube-dl because it's open source.
IMO, this is the easiest way to download all of them.
If you want, there's a 90 gig torrent floating around out there. https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/7278528/Persona_4_Endurance_Run
Here's a link to someone with a similar ideal and another link to a bit more of an in-depth instructional type article. Basically he wants to have a central computer that has Virtual Machines that each person in the house can access. I would assume using some sort of minimal type computer to be the bridge, what you would call a Thin Client, most likely a Raspberry Pi. The company I work for actually does this as a service we rent, but we use Windows Servers RDS feature for end-user access, with the Windows Servers being virtual machines in a larger infrastructure.
thanks for the kind words!
this is the blurb i had commissioned for the back cover:
"You don’t know what you don’t know . . .
On November 11, 2032, a catastrophic breach threatens the very existence of the Bureau of ████████, a top-secret agency founded in 1959 to classify, house, and protect RIPs and TEARs—supernatural incidents and objects from alternate universes with odd but dangerous powers.
Mayhem ensues as news of the rift is broadcast via the Bureau’s Emergency Broadcast System by one Agent Sedaris. As a Bureau-wide lockdown goes into effect, RIPs and TEARs are escaping their enclosures—wreaking havoc, killing agents, and demanding the life of the Bureau director.
There’s a mole in the agency responsible the compromise. But is it Agent Sedaris, the director, or someone else entirely? In an agency where things are disclosed on a “need to know” basis and the full truth is never revealed, it’s hard to know who to trust . . . or believe.
Told exclusively through interview transcripts and decades of redacted case files, the true story unfolds in this wildly inventive, tongue-in-cheek commentary on bureaucracy and all the things we never know."
it's the sequel to another book of mine, Eat the Rich.
We're just talking about reheating pizza here. I'd prefer air fryer for a lot of things, but warming up a slice (without it becoming goop) isn't one of them. Toaster oven all the way.
... or its cousin, the open-air toaster oven made specifically for pizza, the Pizzaz. This thing kicks ass.