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Tycho / 2 days ago

We've been playing a lot of Unite, enough to have an opinion on it when motherfuckers skirt the social order. We made a joke in the lobby that it was gonna be us and everybody else in Bot Lane, but then it happened for really reals so I had to make note of it in the script doc. Even if Unite gives you tools to communicate it, and even if you use those tools, the game doesn't really drill in MOBA basics to every player. So I'm not actually mad if there's a party in my lane,…

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Tycho / 4 days ago

I like Pokemon, but if it were to pass me a note in class with an option to indicate whether I like-liked it, I would have to think about it for a while. At the individual game level for new mainline releases, I rigorously follow the stories because… they're legitimately kinda cool? But the specific grind loop in the game is something my brain will only tolerate for around ten hours total, after which it's like asking me to put my hand on a hot stove. Pokemon UNITE, though, is…

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Tycho / 6 days ago

Gabe has been getting into Cris Tales, and one of the main reasons for that is that his psychological reward structure has no defense against the onslaught of beautiful art in this game. Because our world is a fallen and decrepit place, we never had a collaboration between Square Enix and Mary Blair so it's nice to see these devs making up for some lost time. One thing he won't, physically can't do is listen to characters - even lovingly rendered, visionary characters - talk…

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Tycho / 1 week ago

Alright, so: let's go down the list of fascinations Gabriel has undertaken during The Plague Years. 1. Simulated Racing Of Cars, which became Real Racing Of Cars2. Building Gunpla, which became watching something like a hundred hours of Gundam And now, improbably, startlingly, Digimon. I grabbed one of the new Digimon X devices just for kicks and it’s pretty cool. I never did the virtual pet thing in the 90’s but so far I’ve kept this little bastard alive for three days.…

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