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tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I gotta say, Jeff playing a PS2 Garfield game is just mesmerizing. Most of it is I know just how bad and frustrating that type of crap 3D platformer can be. It's just some damn entertaining self-torture.

The "Mexican City" theme was driving me actually nuts. I'm not sure how he played the whole level without chewing his ears out.

If any Abby doubters remain, which I doubt, her solution to Drew's omission in her Sims show must have surely slayed them.

The XCOM round robin feature is one of my favorite features, but man, Dan has a horseshoe up his butt so big it might have belonged to a Clydesdale. I have never seen so much RNG luck....

Dan is a walking Luck Factory.

His ignorance and stupidity should have killed him long ago (in real life and XCom), yet somehow it works to his advantage in a major way.

It's basically how he lives his entire life, it seems.

He seemed to be in a stressed or bad mood. He doesn't usually rush that much through menus. Not sure what to chalk it up to.
Dan would have learned a very important lesson if he had permanently dismissed The Abomination instead of Gita Jackson.

Dan is super frustrating to watch when reading is involved, but at least he has internalized the idea that games have deterministic mechanics. Sometimes, at least.

Abby...still not sure. Her Sims series is amazing though.

I've never enjoyed The Sims series, so the video series based on it so far has no appeal, even after sitting through half of episodes 0 and 1. Is the game itself supposed to be enjoyable, or just annoying?

Kurrelgyre wrote:

I've never enjoyed The Sims series, so the video series based on it so far has no appeal, even after sitting through half of episodes 0 and 1. Is the game itself supposed to be enjoyable, or just annoying?

Normally it's enjoyable if you're into, well, the Sims. It's a virtual dollhouse where you are amused by the stupid things the AI does, including die in various ways. It can also be a storytelling medium, especially with mods to make it that way.

The way Abby's doing it is more chaotic because, by default, you pause the game a lot to issue orders and have a maximum of 8 people in any given household, so thirteen of them without pausing is absurdly hard. One bathroom definitely doesn't help, either.

But some people don't enjoy The Sims, so you might just want to skip it. I did the same thing with their PUBG streams since I don't really care about that game.

Watching Dan's slow motion transformation into liking anime is hilarious to watch.

Chaz wrote:

Watching Dan's slow motion transformation into liking anime is hilarious to watch.

All Systems Goku top notch so far.

And he just tweeted about how Bayonetta is awesome and he thinks maybe it might be anime?

I've never watched DBZ, but I listened to the first episode of ASG, and I think I need to find a site I can stream dubbed episodes in the background?

There's been a big enough push to turn it into the Giant Anime Cast so I won't really get into it here.

It's streamable at funimation but that's the original. Kai cuts out a lot and as much as I miss baseball Yamcha, Kai is the way to go.

There is no way to stream the beginning of Kai right now. So you're stuck with the DVD/BRDs or... alternatives.

FWIW, I restarted Kai and it's pretty wonderful.

oilypenguin wrote:

FWIW, I restarted Kai and it's pretty wonderful.

Can confirm, at least in that it's definitely the way to go. I'm several volumes into Kai now.

It still drags a little at times but is still night and day relative to the original version of the show.

Is Abby not pausing while doing the Sims because that's part of The Rules, or she's just not thinking to do it? I'm halfway through the first episode and found that a little frustrating. I'm not a huge fan of the decision to work to earn enough money to buy the thing to cause the death, the pace at which they are earning money by selling paintings seems untenable, but maybe the curve will pick up soon...I love the idea of this series, and Abby's Sims look incredible, but the first hour or so hasn't been what I'd hoped. Fingers crossed things will pick up and they'll figure out the best way to present this stuff.

Hang on for the second half of the episode. She eventually climbs the earning curve and starts making good money. I think she mentioned it at some point, but the curve looks bad at the beginning because everyone's painting skills are low, and it improves as they skill up.

Definitely stay tuned for

Spoiler:

Drew the food cart worker.

The pausing thing I think was a throwaway "rule" created on the fly at the beginning. I dunno, the chaos of 13 sims plus one bathroom plus no pausing is funny to me.

Thanks Chaz, good to know it improves. It's a delicate balance, having things be chaotic enough to create funny mischief, without being so out of control as to just be a mess.

Vinny told her that she needs to pause as infrequently as possible. Mostly due to time constraints but also to really put the pressure on her.

I don't think not pausing has to do with time constraints. In some situations, pausing would actually save time, because it would give her the chance to prevent some stuff from going wrong that might otherwise not have. This way, things can go wrong, and she has to fix it without pausing (see: the bathroom troubles) which would end up taking longer. I think it's just a rule for fun because it makes a better show.

I'm catching up on Bombcasts and Jeff dropped a "I read about them in Forbes" Die Hard reference and I thought it was pretty funny.

I also am very much in favor of more Will Smith on the Bombcast, even though he's doing his own thing with the Foo Show.

I'm always glad when Will Smith drops by. After Bright, he needs a break.

Chaz wrote:

Watching Dan's slow motion transformation into liking realizing he has always loved anime is hilarious to watch.

Do we think Jeff deliberately Heihachied up his hair for the latest Ranking of Fighters?

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Do we think Jeff deliberately Heihachied up his hair for the latest Ranking of Fighters?

Nah, that's just his regular look.

ROF 2/15/2018:

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Unprof Friday 2/09/2018:

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He's one hair color change away from Super Saiyan.

Huh. It seemed really extreme from a few angles.

POLL: Do the Beasters beat XCOM? For those who are keeping up on Exquisite Corps.... I'm torn. They're starting to see Sectoid Commanders and they don't have Psionics, and they are very top-heavy (dependent on a few soldiers), so if they lose Ryckert they could be in trouble.....

No. Neither Abby nor Dan are good enough tactically or think about the long game. Alex is the only one who's good at all aspects of it and he can't keep cleaning up their messes.

I fell way behind on Exquisite Corps. It's kind of a mess. I'll go back and catch up one of these days.

I might also just swap over to Ausin/Rob playing XCOM 2 over on waypoint. That seems like it'll be way less of a train wreck.

Alex can't keep bailing them out forever.

That series is a trainwreck mainly because, as usual, Dan throws any sort of logic to the wind and just goes for what's funny or amusing to him. Unfortunately, XCOM is a game that requires at least some planning or patience, so...