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  Dennis Dyack should stay Deadhause
Posted by: Dark Jaguar - 27th July 2020, 10:31 AM - Forum: Tendo City - Replies (2)

Can we all collectively finally agree that his staff didn't ALL collectively decide to lie about what a squirming worm this guy is?  Can we all just agree he isn't a good person and we should just ignore his attempts to reinvent himself?

Deadhause is a game where you play a zombie attacking the living.  We already had that, and it was great.  It was Stubbs the Zombie and everyone should play it.  We don't need you Dennis!  You killed your own company, it wasn't the "lying fake news" that did it.  Seriously this guy...

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  Replacement part I designed and printed for my sink
Posted by: etoven - 23rd July 2020, 10:41 AM - Forum: Ramble City - Replies (8)

       

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  2 Words
Posted by: etoven - 19th July 2020, 8:50 AM - Forum: Tendo City - Replies (4)

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  Arcade Machine
Posted by: etoven - 14th July 2020, 9:41 PM - Forum: Ramble City - No Replies

Think the archade machine really likes it's new motherboard.
   

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  Last of Us 2
Posted by: Sacred Jellybean - 12th July 2020, 5:21 PM - Forum: Tendo City - No Replies

This game is terrific. :D Another classic from Naughty Dog. I liked the first game of course, and this one is more of the same. There are a few upgrades, granted: the ability to crawl on your belly for stealth, the ability to hold an enemy at gun-point so the others stop firing at you, an expanded upgrade system, etc. Just enough expansion to warrant a sequel.

The graphics are top-notch, of course. Environments are beautifully rendered and practically flawless. It's rare to be taken out of the game from an ugly texture or unrealistic rendering. One thing they can improve upon (and this is far from exclusive to this game) are the facial anatomy of characters. Cut-scenes show very realistic facial expressions, but they don't extend to in-game playing. Not that it's a big deal: you pretty much always just look at the back of your character's head, and other characters' faces are good enough to get the job done. It's just one of those novelties I like to look for, seeing just how much technology has closed the gap between reality and photorealism.

Story: it's some years later, and Ellie is now an adult, and the main character.


At one point, we get to play through a memory of Joel and Ellie, which takes place after the first game ends, and the two have stuck together and integrated into whatever small town they joined. In it, Ellie is young again -- presumably 14, as it's her birthday, and she is 13 in the first game. As a gift, Joel takes her to a dinosaur museum, which despite her being a teenager, sparks a child-like energy and enthusiasm. It emphasizes the paternal role that Joel plays in her life.

We play through another memory later on, which shows Ellie growing older, and beginning to question whether Joel was telling the truth about the Fireflies not being able to use her to find a cure. As we saw at the end of the first game, this wasn't true: the fireflies were going to sacrifice Ellie to research her (I don't know if they were even certain they COULD use her for a cure, but they had to try).

In any case, Joel rescues Ellie before they have a chance to operate on her. To spare her the guilt and moral dilemma, he simply tells her that they were unable to use her to find a cure. Ellie's now growing suspicion of the truth creates tension between the two. In the beginning of this game, we see she acts distant towards him, which was sad and off-putting. You can see how it hurts his feelings. I was afraid she'd just naturally grown apart from him, but it looks like the writers are slowly revealing the reasoning behind it.

Speaking of Ellie, it's neat that the writers made her a lesbian, without making it political. She just is, and it isn't made any more significant of a character trait than her hair color or shoe size. The acting and story-telling are very well done, much like its predecessor. Looking forward to seeing this through to the end, and get those WLF bastards.

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Lightbulb Racial Realism
Posted by: Sacred Jellybean - 11th July 2020, 1:17 PM - Forum: Ramble City - Replies (2)

After having partaken in many discussions with the Intellectual Dark Web (said in menacing, echoy voice), I have come to make a proclamation. It's very important than we dispense with needless, feel-good PC speech policing and safe spaces. I posit to you that there are very real and inherent differences in each race. Each of these can be traced back to biology and genealogy.

Ever notice how every sports competition is dominated by Gorons? There's nothing controversial about acknowledging that they are born with stronger muscles and bone density. Evolutionary biologists would be remiss to dismiss this. And in the interest of galaxy-brain scientific inquiry, without a cough of bigotry, we must also have the courage to ask such questions as: what accounts for the IQ differences between Gorons and Hylians?

Big ivory castle academics will hem and haw and hand-wave this away. They suggest that the differences stem purely from Gorons being born and raised in caves, with inferior school systems that consist not of books, but primitive stone tablets. Rampant rock thievery and poverty also causes some Goron families to have trouble putting food on the table. The stress and malnourishment causes developmental issues in little Goron children, which has long-term ramifications on IQ.

Preposterous! I ask you, why have Gorons fallen behind to begin with? You can see this in caves all throughout Hyrule, all the way to the wealthy ("Goron-rich") Death Mountain. When will Gorons pull themselves up by the bootstraps?

Look, I'm not a Hylian supremacist. To show a token of good faith, I'll also admit that Zora are inherently better at math than either Gorons or Hylians. You may even call them a "model minority". So why should Gorons expect a hand-out and free pass, when Zora immigrants come to Hyrule and dominate STEM fields? I say, best candidate for the job! What if I'm seeing a Goron doctor, and have to worry about whether he was allowed through medical school via affirmative action?

We're charting a dangerous course for Socialist Communist Marxist Hylian Cultural Genocide. Why, over to the west, they're even giving Gerudo women spears and letting them stand guard. Madness! A Goron could roll in and knock them over like a bunch of bowling pins! A Gerudo woman will never be a... hey... I've never even seen a Gerudo man. THEY'VE ALREADY DISPOSED OF THEM!

The point is, this is REALITY, people. We don't live in a land of fairies and elves! Facts don't care about your feelings!

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  Thingy I made
Posted by: etoven - 10th July 2020, 3:00 PM - Forum: Ramble City - Replies (5)

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  Blackface/white face and Hollywood
Posted by: Darunia - 8th July 2020, 5:36 AM - Forum: Ramble City - Replies (12)

A white person donning "blackface" make-up is worthy of a person losing their livelihood and career regardless of context. Even someone who did it twenty years ago before it was so taboo is no excuse, and freedome of opinion has no bearing in this case. Similarly no white people can voice black/asian/etc. cartoons anymore (think Apu on the Simpsons and Cleveland on Family Guy), why has nobody spoken about the film "White Chicks" or "Hamilton?" Why is it all right for minorities to don the attire and personas of white founding fathers, but if a white person dresses up as a person of color, they are public enemy number one? Are you seriously advocating that in the future, actors can only voice characters of the same color as them? Can black actors only voice black cartoon characters going forward or does this only apply to caucasians?

The ultra-liberal mobs and BLM are not trying to create a free, egalitarian society---they are actively building one wherein minorities are beyond reproach, and all must IMMEDIATELY acquiesce to whatever their demands may be... they have the right to riot, vandalize and destroy public property, and pandemic warnings about congregating outside don't apply to them... how many large companies have recently dropped a product or TV show, or altered something, or in some other way pandered to the mobs? I am a stone-cold atheist, as you may know, but why is it all right for rioters to meet and protest in the streets, but religious people can't congregate and pray? How about either nobody can go out en masse, or we all can... but we're pandering, aren't we folks?

If I am outraged by something, can we cancel it to make me feel better too? 

If I am offended by something, can I riot/raze/tear/burn it down without any due process? Or does it only apply to liberal mobs? Can you? Can BLM?

Is there really an objective "good" or "evil" in the universe, or is everything nuanced and open to interpretation?

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  The most random question of the year...
Posted by: Darunia - 2nd July 2020, 12:41 PM - Forum: Ramble City - Replies (2)

...I have been playing old PC games with my sons, and I told them how I used to make my own 3D levels with a program called Jed. Tons of fun. Fast forward to 2020, and I can't make the program load. It tells me, D3DRM.DLL is missing. I did looking on YouTube and Google and I kind of know what that means but I am VERY bad at this kind of thing, and I am hoping that one of you can tell me--

How can I resolve this problem so I can use Jed to make levels again with my sons?

If you are able to help me, please break it down into simple instructions!

As compensation, I will pay you 500 rupees.

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Music A couple of new arrangements I made in LMMS
Posted by: etoven - 30th June 2020, 12:27 AM - Forum: Ramble City - Replies (1)

Across the stars (Panio Solo) - From StarWars


Across the stars (Orcesterial) - From StarWars


Theme From Super Mario Audicy (Verision Never Ending)

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