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by Magical_Isopod
March 23rd, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Work and Jobs and Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Work and Jobs and Stuff

Now, to be fair, I grew up in one of the poorest cities in Canada. I grew up in a South Wales town called Bridgend, which is pretty poor and is sadly famous for teenage suicudes. I grew up in Sarnia, ON. Population 79,000. Highest per capita use of amphetamines in Canada by a country mile - and tha...
by Magical_Isopod
March 23rd, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Work and Jobs and Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Work and Jobs and Stuff

The "growing resistance to hard work" is less about people refusing to work hard, and more about the toxic ideation that hard works means instant success, and all those who don't find success simply don't work hard. Which, of course, isn't true. Now, to be fair, I grew up in one of the poorest citie...
by Magical_Isopod
March 22nd, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Work and Jobs and Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Work and Jobs and Stuff

Tolerable is literally all I want. Show up, do my thing, feel like I've done my part, go home, get paid a fair wage. So far in my life, I've only felt that when working retail, and when I first started my current job (I was working days with the Controls department, always doing work - usually small...
by Magical_Isopod
March 22nd, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1573
Views: 214913

Re: What's Out This Week?

I’m perfectly willing to accept it’s not for me, I’m enjoying seeing people get hype for it though. I just hope it doesn’t become another game that people keep constantly telling me I *have* to play, heh. (I still don’t really understand why I bounced off both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls when i re...
by Magical_Isopod
March 22nd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1573
Views: 214913

Re: What's Out This Week?

To be fair, I *do* live in an actual swamp. Am swamp people. Bradford sits on the edge of a drained lake basin called the Holland Marsh - and it's basically murder on structures of any kind. Anything older than 50 years or so has major structural damage because of how unstable the land is. But it's ...
by Magical_Isopod
March 22nd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Work and Jobs and Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Work and Jobs and Stuff

Oh, and I should mention. I already have an interview lined up with a security system install company. They seem to be paying around what I make now - I'd need some training, but that work is right up my alley. So perhaps not all is doom and despair.
by Magical_Isopod
March 22nd, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Work and Jobs and Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Work and Jobs and Stuff

Hey folks, I feel like the age range on this site tends to skew a bit older, so I wanted to see if I could start a bit of a conversation about work and work culture and stuff. I finished school in 2013, and I've had, not counting the emergency part-time gigs, 7 full time jobs. I lost three of those,...
by Magical_Isopod
March 22nd, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7500
Views: 786547

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I feel like I've been spending too much time on Apex - I usually avoid online games because they tend to be a timesink, and they make me feel depressed. I get addicted, and it's hard to kick. I'm watching through an old Let's Play of Wuppo done by DesertP and like... While it's not a perfect game, W...
by Magical_Isopod
March 22nd, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1573
Views: 214913

Re: What's Out This Week?

Honestly, Sekiro sort of seems like it's flying under the radar. I'm not sure if maybe people are just getting tired of Soulslikes, or is Activision is doing a poor job advertising it, but the prerelease hype isn't anywhere near what it was for Bloodborne. Though to be fair, I don't really pay atten...
by Magical_Isopod
March 21st, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1573
Views: 214913

Re: What's Out This Week?

DomsBeard wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 12:49 pm
I have Sekiro Shadows Die Twice arriving tomorrow for rental.

What the hell is it? :lol:

Is it a Dark Souls style game?
Mech combat dating Sim RTS.
by Magical_Isopod
March 21st, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Google Stadia
Replies: 74
Views: 747

Re: Google Stadia

At the rich end of town, Stadia will do fine. In many others parts of the globe, the infrastructure just doesn't exist. I'm going to outright say I'm biased, but after a £1.28bn fine for antitrust practices , I kinda don't care for Google to succeed. It's a world of great inequality, and my persona...
by Magical_Isopod
March 20th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Google Stadia
Replies: 74
Views: 747

Re: Google Stadia

I've got my generation of gaming to go back to anytime, and a front lawn to tell young people to stay off! Good luck guys! Hey! You can't just leave me like this! :lol: My generation fought tooth and nail the the great console wars of the early 90's! It's time for us to retire and live out our rema...
by Magical_Isopod
March 19th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2019 - Conference times and general chat
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: E3 2019 - Conference times and general chat

Now that I'm thinking about it, what all's on the docket for releases later this year? I know I want DOOM Eternal, Code Vein is a firm "maybe" and there are "AA" games like Man of Medan and The Sinking City I want to get at... but what else is happening this year? I feel like all the big companies h...
by Magical_Isopod
March 19th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Google Stadia
Replies: 74
Views: 747

Re: Google Stadia

Oh God... internet infrastructure in Australia... yeah, less of an issue with movies and music, but geez... unless you really enjoy loading screens, error codes and menus they'll be a lot to sort out first. But that's a problem for the next generation to solve! I've got my generation of gaming to g...
by Magical_Isopod
March 19th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Google Stadia
Replies: 74
Views: 747

Re: Google Stadia

I disagree that games are analogous to moves and music though. Sure, I think "games as a service" model things like Apex and Fork Knife and WoW will be streamable, and perhaps that will work out well. But movies and CDs rarely last more than 2 hours. They're a one-and-done kinda deal. Games are a la...
by Magical_Isopod
March 19th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Google Stadia
Replies: 74
Views: 747

Re: Google Stadia

Oh hey, OnLive is back. Only now it sounds like a Final Fantasy Tactics spell. Real talk though, the only people claiming "streaming is the future" are the corporate fatcats who want to control the market and tell us what we want. Streaming is a slap in the face of archivists and people who trade in...
by Magical_Isopod
March 19th, 2019, 1:38 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Apex Legends
Replies: 45
Views: 1236

Re: Apex Legends

Season 1 Battle Pass announced today; going live TOMORROW at 1pm EST. 950 coins (the ones you have to spend real money on), or 2800 coins for a cheese bundle that unlocks the first 25 levels of rewards in one go. So here's a list of info I've gleaned: - The BP level and player level are different th...
by Magical_Isopod
March 18th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2019 - Conference times and general chat
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: E3 2019 - Conference times and general chat

Will it be light though? Like, Sony has said it won't be at E3, but that doesn't necessarily mean they won't announce anything during it. EA not being there is... I mean, who cares? EA sucks. Plus Nintendo is going to have to show *something* after basically doing nothing but Smash last year. And I'...
by Magical_Isopod
March 18th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7500
Views: 786547

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I play 3DS with the 3D on. :3 Only on the New 3DS though, the original one was a pain in the ass to get working correctly.
by Magical_Isopod
March 18th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7500
Views: 786547

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Are the any Virtual Boy games that don't work just as well on an emulator? I watched a full stream of Wario World (?) and aside from a few little graphical tricks that might have been shocking in VR, I didn't see anything that said, "Wow, yeah, this needed VR to fundamentally work."