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@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers


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#1 (Deactivated) XeroWarlock

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:01 PM

I've been trying to dig through my ever growing pile of shame, an epic backlog of games I've grown through various Steam sales and PS+. I'm doing pretty well too, burning through an SP game per week on average on top of the games I'm already playing. Of course I still have many more games to go across multiple platforms and a bunch of DLC for a fair number of completed games as well. 

 

I just finished God of War Ascension this morning, it wasn't bad for a game I paid $10 for and used the free $10 credit I got for buying Need for Speed during some sale Sony was having... So basically free. It was not nearly as good as GoW 3 was. Also finished up Binary Domain and Spec Ops: The Line a couple weeks ago. 

 

Now I'm starting Shadow of the Colossus, not sure if I'll really get into the game or not but I've heard really good things and could use a slightly slower paced game as a palette cleanser from the shooters/brawlers I've been playing lately.

 

Edit: I'm 3 colossi in and I'm torn on this game. The colossi battles are great, but I feel like they forgot the rest of the game. Story is insignificant, no enemies to battle, just a tedious journey with maybe some platforming that feels like a precursor to Assassins Creed or Uncharted. 

 

At the same time I've also been playing Civ V with a buddy a lot lately, Need for Speed Rivals (going for the platinum trophy), Batman Origins: Blackgate on my Vita, broken up with sessions of Guacamelee on the Vita as well, and I've restarted Far Cry 3 recently too (really want to play the co-op on that). 

 

I find I tend to multi-game a lot lately, not sure why. I'll be playing Civ V online on my monitor while playing God of War or NfS on the big screen, and sometimes play the Vita at the same time. I think I may have gamer ADD or something... maybe I'm just really bored. 


Edited by X-Warlock, 12 January 2014 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

Uh... I'm technically in the ESO beta, but after a few hours of play I'm not interested anymore. I'm liking fallout new vegas and super mario galaxy 2 right now. Putting in some good time on both of those.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:01 PM

How's your connectivity been with it ? My buddy is in the beta as well and he's been having a bitch of a time. 


Edited by X-Warlock, 12 January 2014 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:05 PM

Been doing Anno 2070, Civ V, and Warlock Master of the Arcane.

 

Maybe too many strat games at once. But the steam sale was good for them.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:44 PM

How's your connectivity been with it ? My buddy is in the beta as well and he's been having a bitch of a time. 

Never had a problem. There was one point on saturday morning where I couldn't log in, but My brother was reporting problems at the same time so I assume it was a hot patch.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

So recently Videomaster got around to sending my Backlog of b-day gifts, which includes Saints Row 1 and 2 double pack. Today I finally decide to play it. I'd kinda forgotten how bad SR1 is in certain aspects, the respect system here feels much more like forcing you to play activities and side missions.

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:04 PM

Playing "Killer is Dead"

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

Edit - This quote is from X-Warlock. I don't know why all of it didn't show up. :???

 

I just finished God of War Ascension this morning, it wasn't bad for a game I paid $10 for and used the free $10 credit I got for buying Need for Speed during some sale Sony was having... So basically free. It was not nearly as good as GoW 3 was. Also finished up Binary Domain and Spec Ops: The Line a couple weeks ago. 

 

Now I'm starting Shadow of the Colossus, not sure if I'll really get into the game or not but I've heard really good things and could use a slightly slower paced game as a palette cleanser from the shooters/brawlers I've been playing lately.

 

Edit: I'm 3 colossi in and I'm torn on this game. The colossi battles are great, but I feel like they forgot the rest of the game. Story is insignificant, no enemies to battle, just a tedious journey with maybe some platforming that feels like a precursor to Assassins Creed or Uncharted. 

 

 

That's honestly what I thought was so brilliant about SOTC. The feeling of isolation, and then BOOM this massive creature you have to take down.

 

Binary Domain and Spec Ops were both very good, I thought. Both very underappreciated.

 

I can also relate when it comes to your backlog problem. I have games piling up for the PS3, and then I went out and bought a 3DS on Black Friday (which I love). And at the same time, I'm very temped to buy a PS4. Being a nerd can get complicated. :D


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:39 PM

Ocarina of Time 3DS. I went back to it when I realized that I wasn't enjoying ALBW at all.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

That's honestly what I thought was so brilliant about SOTC. The feeling of isolation, and then BOOM this massive creature you have to take down.

 

Binary Domain and Spec Ops were both very good, I thought. Both very underappreciated.

 

I can also relate when it comes to your backlog problem. I have games piling up for the PS3, and then I went out and bought a 3DS on Black Friday (which I love). And at the same time, I'm very temped to buy a PS4. Being a nerd can get complicated. :D

 

I see the appeal in it, but it just sits a little oddly with me. I'll still play the game through but likely as a slower pace than I originally anticipated. Probably as a small break in between other games, play a colossi or two, put it down and come back again in a day or two.

 

Binary Domain wasn't bad, it was an interesting Japanese take on western shooters, but ultimately nothing to write home about. Spec Ops really impressed me tho. Gameplay was fun, but story was great and I honestly did not expect them to go as far or deep with it as they did. And the setting was just awesome, Dubai after a major sand storm and with a rogue platoon of US troops amid civil chaos. 

 

Oh, and I am now 2 only 1 trophy away from the platinum in Need for Speed Rivals, basically I just need to finish up all the cop speed lists. Probably have it by the weekend.


Edited by X-Warlock, 14 January 2014 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

WOW has pretty much dominated my gaming time these days. Its a lot more fun to play with a good guild and a GF that is a WOW fanatic. :) Plus they have made a lot of improvements over the past few years that I haven't been playing.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

NFS Rivals platinum trophy achieved!

 

 

Trying to decide what I want to focus on next...

 

Edit: Think I'm going to make a run at finishing off AC4 and cracking into it's DLC. 

 

Second edit: F*** I hate uplay.  :angry


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:40 PM

I wound up springing for a copy of super paper mario the thousand year door for the wii. Gonna jump back on it tonight after dinner.

 

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:49 AM

Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft closed Beta interspersed with some World of WarCraft and I just got Elder Signs: Omens for my Nook.

 

Oddly enough, Elder Signs is a lot of addictive fun for being a dice game. And I blame it on TotalBiscuit (The Youtuber, not the Allsparker :D):

 



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

Playing Thief on my PS4 lately, reviews be damned this is a decent game. Also have some sessions of Strider thrown in for good measure. On my PS3 I'm rocking the Ratchet and Clank HD collection pretty hard having platinum'd R&C2 and about halfway through R&C3 now. 

 

On PC I've been doing some Far Cry 3 co-op, still doing the BF4 thing, and Borderlands 2 (because I just cannot get sick of this game), and playing Batman Blackgate on my Vita. 



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:06 PM

Stick of Truth FINALLY got released, so I'll be on that for some time
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

I'd really like to find time to finish Witcher 2, so once I am playing something, it'll be that.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:39 PM

I'd like to find the time to start those games... 

 

Soon. My new laptop should serve well in that regard.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

Finally picked up Wonderful 101. its a very creative game and quite fun but some parts are frustrating as hell. 

 

I'm currently stuck at one point because I cannot Build the Glider to save my life. 


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