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9 Things To Watch, Read, And Do If You're In Rick And Morty Withdrawal

Oct 17, 2017, 2:01pm

Only one thing that's an actual Rick and Morty side product? (The claymation series) There are games and comics based on the show you know...

Only Two Of The Current Top 10 Most-Downloaded Games On Switch Were Made By Nintendo

Oct 17, 2017, 1:10pm

It would be interesting to do some research into why this is. My guess is it's some combination of:
- Indie developers are more agile and can release games faster.
- Nintendo tend to go for spaced out, high impact titles.
- AAA studios are still hesitant about the Switch and only seem to be porting the titles that are selling well enough on other platforms to recoup potential losses.

My guess as an armchair market analyst is that the Switch will become like the Vita in that it is favoured by indies and mid-tier studios but unlike the Vita it will have strong first party support.

Off Topic: Down With The Sickness

Oct 17, 2017, 11:48am

I'm fairly resilient when it comes to illness so it's always hard for me to tell how sick I am. That and I tend to have difficulty convincing myself I should stay home out of guilt that I may get better later in the day or even 10 minutes after I call in.

Thankfully I really only ever get sick once or twice a year with a cold that usually incapacitates me for two days so it simplifies things. One of the benefits of always being sick as a kid I guess.

There's A New Definition Of 'Bogan'

Oct 16, 2017, 4:50pm

a person who undergoes a 'tree change'What does that even mean? Am I undergoing a tree change if I stay firmly rooted in my beliefs but branch out into other paradigms and eventually leaf them all behind and go barking mad?

This Cosplayer Really Disappears Into The Character

Oct 16, 2017, 4:38pm

This is pretty cool though unless you're a wizard there's no way you could do this outside of a photo shoot and a bt of post-processing magic. What I'm wondering is whether they used a green bodysuit or just plain old fashioned deleting the skin parts to remove the person from the clothes.

Which Dragon Ball Game Is Your Favourite?

Oct 16, 2017, 2:21pm

I liked that DBZ game where Goku, Bulma with blonde hair and a surprise cameo by Arale went on that trip through time and fought purple haired Vegeta. That was really cool and they should do a sequel.

Scary Movie Recommendations For Horror Game Fans

Oct 15, 2017, 8:16pm

I'm surprised the correlation between The Evil Within and The Cell wasn't made.

Scary Movie Recommendations For Horror Game Fans

Oct 15, 2017, 8:14pm

So I waited 28 days. What now? ^_-

Sony Is 'Fast-Tracking' Settlers Of Catan Movie

Oct 15, 2017, 8:11pm

It's basically utilising the marketability of a name. If you made a movie about settling a new country called "Our new home" (as an arbitrary name) no one would really pay that much attention. Call it "Settlers of Catan" though and you instantly hook into people's familiarity with the game and the feeling of fun they have playing it.

It's the same reason why you see movies with "By the Producer of", or "From the writers of".

The More We Learn About Mario As A Character, The More He Sucks

Oct 14, 2017, 7:08pm

You're only realising Mario is a bad person now after decades of violence and genocide against Goombas, Koopas and Yoshis, stealing all the cash he can carry, destruction of property, substance abuse, brandishing fireballs in public spaces and numerous counts of attempted and successful regicide? (Bowser Koopa is a King after all)

All Bowser ever does is kidnap Princess Peach.

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Oct 13, 2017, 11:40am

Friends and I will be playing some Borderlands 2 co-op. I'm also keen to give the Overwatch event a go and I may finally have a chance to check out my SNES mini.

ESRB Says It Doesn't See 'Loot Boxes' As Gambling

Oct 12, 2017, 2:48pm

While they are correct on what they say it's still a grey area that needs attention and regulation.

What Open World Games Do You Just Roam Around In?

Oct 12, 2017, 12:12pm

Open world games and I have a rocky relationship because they bore me pretty quickly if I'm not trying to achieve something. I can get indefinitely distracted chasing collectibles, powerups, currency or side missions but as soon as I'm not doing that my interest falls rapidly and I'll either drop the game or just try and fast-track an ending. That's not to say I won't mess about on the way. Most of my fun stems from the crazy situations and improviations that happen while I'm trying to achieve an objective.

Would You Eat A Porg?

Oct 11, 2017, 12:20pm

Looks like it would taste similar to rabbit meat.

Ron Gilbert Wants More Monkey Island Fans To Buy Thimbleweed Park

Oct 11, 2017, 10:54am

I always felt he was aiming at the Maniac Mansion fanbase. If he wants Monkey Island fans to convert then he needs to add more rubber chickens with pulleys.

The Internet Reacts To Overwatch's Symmetra Halloween Skin

Oct 11, 2017, 10:02am

That's a nice looking skin even if it does kind of look like a Draenei cosplaying as Fem-Diablo.

Here's The Latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Oct 10, 2017, 1:14pm

I still maintain my theory that Rey and Kylo will switch sides. The trailer has me intrigued though as it might be setting things up for a neutral ending where they eliminate the polarity and achieve balance in the Force by being both light and dark in one. Either way, I'm keen.

Australian Game About Being An Arsehole Goose Looks Hilarious

Oct 6, 2017, 1:47am

I am trying to think if it would be weird or "interesting" to be goosed by a group of people.

What Do You Look For In A Stream?

Oct 5, 2017, 3:12pm

From an event perspective I like watching streams that give good coverage of the gameplay and have knowledgeable commentary, especially since my interests are speedrunning and fighting games which have lots of technical details.

From a more "personal" streaming perspective I go for the ones that:
a) Interact with chat socially and don't treat them like open wallets.
b) Don't brook any rubbish behaviour.
c) Play a variety of games that I'm interested in or would be interested in. Not just because it means I stay interested but because I've also found a lot of good games to play this way.

Anime Fan Shaves Head After Director's Abrupt Removal From Show 

Oct 5, 2017, 9:59am

I think I would prefer someone shaving their head in protest than the Western tendency to react by spamming vitriol, making death threats, doxxing, harassment and sending coloured cupcakes. Wait, that last one isn't bad, we can have more of that.

Playing Destiny 2 Without Reading The Lore Vs Reading It 

Oct 4, 2017, 3:30pm

Maybe it's about the card game? They go around saying "You're such a card" and your armour suit determines how powerful you are in the group?

What Console Or Hardware Would You Like To Be Re-Released?

Oct 4, 2017, 11:24am

What a silly question. Everyone's going to obviously want the N-Gage to return.

Seriously though, as novel as the mini consoles are I'd rather just have the games available on modern consoles and PC.

Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan, Foxtel And Amazon This October

Oct 3, 2017, 2:41pm

There seems to be some kind of horror focus this month. I wonder why?

No, The Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster Did Not Do A Hadouken 

Oct 3, 2017, 10:24am

They're all wrong, he did a Yoga Flame.

Super Metroid's Creators Want You To Save The Animals

Oct 2, 2017, 7:18pm

There's always at least one donation every marathon that reminds people that the animals taught Samus stuff and should be saved.