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Alcibiades

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  • Birthday 01/27/1984

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  1. Alcibiades

    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    The mmo that I feel nostalgic for is Dark Age of Camelot. That game is still kicking around in some form. I don’t think I’ll ever replicate the feelings I had playing that game.
  2. Thanks! I might check out The Churn. I was mostly looking for something done by fans, but I'm actually reminded of the commentaries Ronald D. Moore put out in the early battlestar galactica days. Those were actually meant to be listened to while watching the show, so you had to time the podcast with the episode to make sure they were in sync. I really enjoyed listening to those, and I think they influenced how I watch TV now. Before I saw your post, I downloaded something called Beltalowda. I'll post whether I like it.
  3. Can anyone recommend a good Expanse podcast? My usual source for something like this is The Incomporable. They did a great job with a Star Trek: Discovery flash cast every week. But they appear to not be doing anything for the Expanse. I'd prefer something with charming hosts with good chemistry, and no spoilers, book or otherwise.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Been playing hearthstone again. It’s fun! I think the lower ranks are a lot harder than they used to be. Maybe the player base is less casual now.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    The only thing that sounds bad about the new god of war is the length. I’m not sure I want 30+ hours of god of war. The old ones were 10 to 12 which I think is about right for this kind of game. I’ll probably buy when it’s 30 bucks. Anyway, I just got an iPad. Playing hearthstone on the couch with it is pretty fun. I’ll probably pick up darkest dungeon too since it’s only 5 bucks and I’ve always meant to try it out. The FTL version looks great, but I’ve already sunk over 20 hours in that game. I also have that port of chrono trigger installed; a game I never got round to finishing. I think I played it like halfway through with Zsnes about 15 years ago.
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    U.S. Politics: Who's Cohen Down?

    I just lost it at work today when the Hannity news hit. Was just giddy for the rest of the day.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Ha, ok, not much to go on, except that it will have something to do with east Asia and not be sci fi. Anyway, Sega announced tonight that they're putting out Shenmue 1 and 2 on modern platforms. I liked Shenmue back in the day. I played some of Shenmue 2 and always sort of meant to go back and finish it. I don't know though. I just think those games would feel colossally dated now. Apparently they're going to refresh the graphics a little bit and add "modern" controls, but I think the pacing will be all off and the gameplay just not engaging enough.
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    US Politics: What Price Loyalty?

    lol, naw, I'm definitely down for some bull python action
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    What does the tease look like? I've been thinking that some kind of Sci Fi souls game would be cool.
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    US Politics: What Price Loyalty?

    Apparently there is going to be an announcement in a few minutes. Can't decide if I want to watch it. The thought is revolting.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    I’d love to see something on the FF7 remake. When was that announcement, two years ago? I think I heard that the project is having troubles.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    Anyone playing this? It sure sounds great. After a few years, I think I’m ready for a new god of war game. I’ll probably pick this up when it gets down to thirty bucks or so. The combat sounds much better than the old ones, which I thought could feel a little bit weightless. I haven’t played all the old god of war games, just the psp ones and 3.
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    US Politics: What Price Loyalty?

    I hope everyone saw this bit from Erick Erickson: https://www.themaven.net/theresurgent/erick-erickson/a-congressman-s-profanity-laced-tirade-in-a-safeway-grocery-store-SeHI2l5bIECGQn4gmnzGaw/?full=1 It's sort of the same shit we've dealt with since Trump got the nomination: Republicans trashing him in private to reporters but singing his praises on TV. I think what makes me love this so much is how the guy evidently talks like he's on Veep or The Thick of It. It's also the first time I've heard a Republican talking impeachment, in private or in public. That gives me some hope. ETA: I'm also wondering if he's left enough detail for someone to sleuth out who he is. The write up just has that he's an R in a safe seat on the judiciary committee who goes on TV (fox, I'm sure) regularly. That's probably not enough to go on, but there may be other hints or facts I don't know.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    Oh definitely! I'm actually playing this game right now. Some things about the first reboot were better, but I love the environments in this one. I cringe ever time Lara has to jump in water (though I like the animation of her wringing her hair out after for some reason). I also noticed that there is a costume where she wears a henley sweater and no jacket; what kind of monster would make her wear that?! The later stages of Journey have some really effective use of snow, especially in conjunction with the multiplayer.
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