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Brick Fight

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  1. I really want to stay mad at Gearbox, but then I remember that they've made some of my top games of all time and it's so hard.
  2. Skyrim created a unique, beautiful, interesting world that's fun to get lost in. For what faults they have, Bethesda are at the top of the game when it comes to making game worlds and it's one of the reasons I enjoyed FO3 more than New Vegas.Besides the difficulty complaint I made, I wish Bethesda would hire some decent writers and/or actually put some real effort into voice acting and character interaction. One thing I explicitly remember about Skyrim wash when you wake up during a Thieves' Guild quest and that one Dark Elf woman is talking to you because it's one of the few times I remember
  3. I will actually go on the record that I've never witnessed a notable bug in a Bethesda game, even a harmless funny graphical one. Maybe rarely ever modding the games had something to do with that. Honestly, the one mod that did the most for me in Skyrim was the original Morrowloot. It mostly just kept you from getting world destroyer equipment as a result of just putzing around and the top armor types were only available through crafting. Last I checked, people restored it for new versions but added a bunch of unnecessary crap like any modder does.
  4. My problem with Bethesda games is that they usually start out a good, reasonable pace. Then about five hours in, you hit this power cascade where everything dies in one or two hits and you're just this murder machine and the exploration becomes more about ticking boxes than finding interesting places with useful stuff inside.
  5. So I quit Dark Souls 2 after beating 1. I just greatly disliked the worlds, the enemies, the visuals, and the level design/fights. I watched an LP, read some lore, then moved on to 3. Once I was able to kind of break through that first barrier, it was right back to a great experience. I miss the slower pace of DS1, but the visuals, world, and fights of 3 more than make up for that. I'm especially digging that I do parries more now that the timing actually makes sense.
  6. No sequel to a game I loved has turned me off of it like Dawn of War 3 has. I just get sad whenever I see it.
  7. Most of the Humble Bundles have been shit for a while now, but this most recent one is definitely worth a look/buy: https://www.humblebundle.com/overwhelmingly-positive-bundle. Ten bucks just took a chunk out of my wishlist. If you trust my views on anything: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse: Extremely cheesecakey art and characters belie a genuinely fun ZeldaMetroidVania game with some charm. Epic Battle Fantasy: I don't really have much interest in this one, but I'll launch it eventually out of curiosity Pony Island: I already owned this (PM me if you want my code no charge), and
  8. So I bought a pack of games from the last Steam sale. Some quick views on the ones I've played: Enter the Gungeon: Rogue-like twin stick-style shooter game. Starts out really frustrating as it pulls a lot of cardinal sins of Roguelikes like not explaining what pick-ups do or how basic controls work, but a few minutes on the wiki and getting further along the levels start to make the game shine. Also have to say this game has hands-down my favorite pixel art ever. Grand Theft Auto 5: Pretty damned good. I was honestly thinking of refunding it during the first few missions because they h
  9. Kind of all over. I play lots of co-op with a normal group of folks, but have had trouble sticking down in one competitive game. I'm trying to get back into Siege, but that game is frustrating without a communicating group.
  10. I knew the Dems were making huge mistakes, but I'll come out and say I thought it didn't matter. I honestly couldn't have predicted it. I'll save my own feelings for another time as this whole campaign has driven me nuts and I can't hear another opinion on it including my own. Just this past Sunday, I had to listen to every conspiracy theory you could imagine from people at my church. I have feelings on Trump, but it's who is going to be around him that worries me. Pence sickens me. We could have a cabinet that includes a gallery of weirdos like Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie
  11. I honestly think people don't have faith in themselves. You know how if you had doubts about yourself, you would just shit-talk your co-workers, friends, acquaintances, other kids at school, etc.? Well, now we have this media that's accessible to anyone 100% of the day and leads people to believe that they're now part of the system. Now people who barely scraped by with a high school education or even less genuinely believe that they are smarter than any "expert" politician, scientist, military personnel, etc. and can beat their chests about it to other average yokels who then keep up the mome
  12. Then I overshot because I just hear it a lot, so sorry if it came off as combative. I do think we're hitting a bit of a generational gap right now and things in general are just gonna be loud and crowded until the boomers thankfully die off. Until then, it's going to be a miserable 10+ years of their retirement. I've so far been propagated by two different militia guys (once at the museum, once at a gun store) who worked in the "second civil war" line, so I've genuinely heard it. I love living and working in Pennsyltuckey especially when it comes to the scenery, but the social interactions lea
  13. I like this guy lately: Low on production values, but he has simplified visuals that help to convey things that are difficult for your average person to imagine in their mind.
  14. It's most likely going to be a nothing burger. Comey pretty much admitted that even he was covering his own ass by rushing out the letter before election day so it would seem like he was witholding information. What on Earth has Dilbertman ever done or said that I should have the confidence in that he's right about this? What should I believe if the guy who wrote Beetle Bailey says the government's gonna gas us in our sleep? Do you honestly see your average jackoff quitting their job, loading up their guns, coordinating the logistics of a large-scale terrorist organization and just
  15. This is why when people start saying we should simply "raise or lower taxes," I consider swallowing a plastic bag: http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/publications/families-facing-tax-increases-under-trumps-tax-plan/full
  16. There's a ton of misinformation going out there, and it's hard to parse. From what I can understand, photos were found on Weiner's computer pertaining to illegal activity. Huma Abedin, a former adviser to Hillary when she was SoS, and now currently a campaign adviser, was found to have used the same computer to talk in e-mails with Hillary. FBI now wants to re-open probes into Hillary's e-mails based on these e-mails. Huma is also Weiner's estranged wife.
  17. You're probably right. I'm only half-remembering Fletcher's story from watching Think Tank years ago.
  18. You know how the Brits used to line up officers in front of that old Challenger tank and made them list any faults they could find? The Republicans should do the same with this picture: http://i.imgur.com/MUnSCw5.jpg There are so many things wrong with it, and they couldn't have not seen it coming at the time. Things I can come up with: -This is either a statistician's nightmare or sick fetish dream. Most primaries are between two people and some occasional outliers, and the frontrunners push for support to beat each other and to eventually suck up the outliers' voters when they in
  19. Mostly probably because Trump has like zero election infrastructure. Last I checked a few weeks ago he had like two state HQs total and was blowing through high-level campaign employees because they literally weren't paying them. Trump probably splurged on putting commercials into something that could give him more "exposure." It's kind of interesting how around the time my family got digital cable was the time I became bewildered about how people were complaining about being inundated with election ads. I just never saw the things as I was mostly just watching cable movie channels if I e
  20. Got Battlefield 1, and the base game is fantastic. I wish the game didn't have so much stupid progression bullshit, though.
  21. The problem is that his campaign was bad, and McCain's was bad and it was mostly to do with the party. Each time they chose awful running mates, ran on terrible platforms, made little effort at sympathy for anything but die-hard Bush supporters, and a whole other mess of bad mistakes. It was so obvious that those two won their primaries against a bunch of spotlight-stealing wackos-of-the-week to pull into the general election as the "safe bet" with no momentum. And even then, it was fairly obvious they weren't allowed to speak from their minds or pick their running mates. Try to tell me with a
  22. It's always difficult to come to the compromise of something like "Keep a brutal dictator in place otherwise Sykes-Pycot will come back to haunt the world."
  23. So, Armored Warfare has its new DOTA-like game mode in the Test Server. Kind of enjoying, but it's a chaotic mess and I think they're going to need to explain the different roles that each class plays in it.
  24. I have doubts about Reagan. Popularity aside, it's pretty much confirmed he was in stages of Alzheimer's during his presidency and pushing that another 4 years into his eighties was probably something he wouldn't have wanted to do. But yeah, I agree he could have probably taken it if he wanted to. George H.W. was kind of a man out of his time. Unarguably incredibly experienced for the job, he just never knew how to express that what he was doing was right. He was criticized for not dancing on the Berlin Wall, but because he had good foreign relations sense, he realized that he was in a really
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