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@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM)

Bass XO has no known weaknesses.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Base XO is definitely unstoppable.

@  Donocropolis : (07 June 2021 - 04:30 PM)

What about magnets? No one knows how they work or what they can do.

@  Bass X0 : (07 June 2021 - 02:22 PM)

Yes Cybershark, and now no force in the universe can stop us.

@  Cybersnark : (07 June 2021 - 10:03 AM)

Aaaan we're back!

@  Telly : (06 June 2021 - 09:07 PM)

its alive! AAAALIIIIIIVEEEEEE! *maniacal laugh*

@  repowers : (06 June 2021 - 02:18 PM)

WHAT!!! ALLSPARK!!! you IN LIVE!!!!!!

@  Donocropolis : (06 June 2021 - 01:53 PM)

Indeed. I was missing it.

@  Shockwave 75 : (06 June 2021 - 11:35 AM)

So glad the boards are back!

@  Echowarrior : (06 June 2021 - 07:45 AM)

It's alive! Alive!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2021 - 08:32 PM)

Aw man, I missed this place...

@  Sabrblade : (05 June 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Now here in Manhattan, the spell is broken! And we live again!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (05 June 2021 - 08:16 PM)

Groovy.

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 07:23 PM)

How is everyone

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 06:42 PM)

test

@  tigerhawk : (24 May 2021 - 07:42 AM)

I'm making progress with tweezers. It's no great loss given Dai Atlas minor roles anyway, I really do prefer this mold for Titans Overlord and Sky Shadow,

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 09:57 PM)

Had that happen once. Drilled a 1 mmhole in the peg and superglued a rivet into it for something to pull on.

@  tigerhawk : (22 May 2021 - 09:44 PM)

pliers, superglue, heat, nothing has worked so far but I had to take yesterday off due to pfizer side effects.

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 07:04 AM)

is there enough plastic sticking out to yank it out with pliers?

@  tigerhawk : (21 May 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Oh great my Legends Dai Atlas fell and the gun snapped in two, the handle is stuck in the port on top of the vehicle mode.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:14 AM)

Also, our compound terms are legendary among foreigners, because we throw them together as a single word, with no spaces and usually without hyphens too.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:12 AM)

You can have straightforward sentences that are a literal word-replace translation of stuff like "I go to school", but once you throw in perfect tense and prepositions, you end up with insane constructions where the main verb is at the very end of a very long sentence, so you have to listen to the whole sentence until you have any clue what is going on.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

And I stand by that. German sentence structure can be utterly insane.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

Fun fact: When I was teaching German kids English, I kept telling them that English grammar and especially sentence structure is more logical than German.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

e.g. Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den was by a Chinese guy pointing out the weirdness in his own language, rather than the frustrations of somebody learning Chinese as their second. So English isn't the only case where native speakers might enocunter funky issues.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

Then I shall concede, and retire.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

I'm not sure if that's even all that unique to English.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:07 AM)

Which is why I specified those comparing learning it to learning other languages as a second language.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:04 AM)

And I don't think "ancedotal frustration" means much, considering that every language has complaints from people trying to learn it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:03 AM)

The fact that these stand out certainly makes Japanese "not a smoothie". And it's only consistent within more recent loanwords. Older ones stick out in a different way.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:00 AM)

Even writing them generally in katakana is a consistent treatment, and gives someone learning the language a general expected approach. I'd say the anecdotal frustration with English by those learning it compared to learning other languages as a second language is a demonstration that this sort of consistency and organization was not a valued thing in the past few centuries of the language's development.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

Frankly, it just sounds like you think other languages seem a certain way because you don't look into them all that much.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

It's pretty pervasive in Japanese as well, with how these feature into everyday speech.. And I don't know what you even mean by "deep", since writing them in a particular character set basically calls attention to not just their derivative nature, but their relative recency as well.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 12:25 AM)

Indeed, every language has those artifacts if you examine deeply enough, but in English they're not deep, and they're pervasive.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:56 PM)

like Japanese using three different script types together, and more recent word borrowings tend to be in katakana.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:51 PM)

I don't know what you mean by "cohesively". Borrowings are probably obvious if you know what to look for.


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Posted 25 April 2021 - 11:38 PM

I haven't found time to play it in several weeks - maybe months! But I'm keen to get back because I love it and have had virtually no notable problems outside of two or three crashes in many, many hours of play, before the first major patch.

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 07:10 AM

See, I kinda think the perception around the game is more "no man's sky at launch" than skyrim. It's not that people don't necessarily want to give it a chance, it's that as consumers: we're all kind of fed up of the outright lies, and frankly speaking, the extra years of development needed to get even close to the original promise.

 

The triple A development section of the gaming industry is basically using the indie early access methodology, but patently refusing to admit that they are.


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 02:01 PM

Yeah, a lot has happened in the past decade. Most of it bad. And the "pissed-off gamer" demographic is a lot bigger and more vocal than it used to be, thanks to the likes of Ben Croshaw and Jim Sterling. Also, Bethesda already had a reputation for putting out piles of scrap held together with duct tape by 2011, where as CD Projekt Red was responsible for the Witcher games that were specifically held up as a shining example of "See, Bethesda? It's not hard to make an open-world RPG that actually works."


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 02:06 PM



See, I kinda think the perception around the game is more "no man's sky at launch" than skyrim.

 

No Man's Sky is the exception that proves the rule, though. Hello Games is an aberration for the fact they actually took the time, effort, and resources to make the game what was promised. Every other studio in the industry would have simply abandoned it to obscurity and moved on.

 



 Also, Bethesda already had a reputation for putting out piles of scrap held together with duct tape by 2011, where as CD Projekt Red was responsible for the Witcher games that were specifically held up as a shining example of "See, Bethesda? It's not hard to make an open-world RPG that actually works."

Which was a undeserved reputation really, since the entire Witcher series had a plethora of bugs and problems all on its own.



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Posted 26 April 2021 - 02:24 PM

Oh, absolutely. But the day after no man's sky dropped? Like; the first little while before the other shoe dropped? The people were raging. None of what was promised was there, even in a barebones fashion. A few years on? No man's sky is one of the few games I never uninstall. I might not play it frequently: but it's never not going to be there. It had to earn it though, and it did. Years of effort on the part of the devs.

 

Maybe in a few years, CP77 will be in the same boat. I hope so, there's a LOT of potential in the world they made.


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 04:16 PM

Again - NMS was the exception that proves the rule.

 

CD Projket Red is more than likely going to drop whatever DLC is still in development then move on to its next project.



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Posted 26 April 2021 - 04:17 PM

I'm not disagreeing; I'm just trying to find what hope I can these days.


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 05:14 PM

CD Projket Red is more than likely going to drop whatever DLC is still in development then move on to its next project.

Very real possibility I can't deny. On the other hand, CDPR must know their reputation's in the shitter right now. I have to imagine they'd want to do something about that.


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 06:46 PM



CDPR must know their reputation's in the shitter right now.

They're not exactly alone in that regard. There's not too many RPG developers out there that are exactly being heaped with praises.

 

Obsidian's The Outer Worlds landed with a resounding "Meh."

Blizzard managed to defecate on itself with WarCraft 3: Reforged

Bethesda got bought out by Microsoft, so bad was the Fallout 76 fiasco and we're now FOUR YEARS since they officially announced Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield...neither of which we've seen so much as a hint of a whisper of since.

Square's Final Fantasy VII remake was met with...mixed...reception and while I haven't been keeping up to date on it I also haven't seen any suggestion of when "Part 2" is coming out. And while they didn't develop it, their latest published RPG Outriders is...divisive, to say the least. You either love it or you hate it, and there's zero inbetween to those feelings.


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:12 PM

You're kidding, right? Todd Howard won't stop pimping starfield in so far that they refuse to make any other promises cause starfield is just so BIG, and has priority. At this point: I suspect it's another duke nukem forever, but at least I was smart enough to not buy a pre-order this time.

 

As for CDPR: all they have to do is rush out another witcher game, and their fanbase will mostly forgive them.


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Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:55 PM



You're kidding, right? Todd Howard won't stop pimping starfield

Being blunt, I stopped paying attention to the shit that comes out of Todd Howard's mouth after he straight up LIED about everything about Fallout 76.

 

Microsoft would be wise to show Todd the door.


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Posted 28 April 2021 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 28 April 2021 - 05:25 PM

You know what. I'm just going to say that in Cyberpunk, a vibrator is not only made into a practical weapon, it's actually one of the most powerful blunt weapons in the game. That is awesome and all other arguments are invalid.
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