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post #61 of 106 (permalink) Old March 26th, 2019, 13:52
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post #62 of 106 (permalink) Old March 27th, 2019, 10:47
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Hmmm... so what you're saying essentially is that there's a parallel between becoming woke and staying woke? Yes, I think I see your point. I agree. I will write Queen to tell them that I withdraw my request.

Also, I will reward you with this video. It's an instrumental version of We Are The Champions, performed by a latex-loving, crossdresser.


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post #63 of 106 (permalink) Old March 27th, 2019, 11:54
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Firdaus, have you ever played shooters like Treasure's Ikaruga or Radiant Silverhun, or Psykyo's Gunbird series? Just wondering as I was playing Gunbird 2 today, I'm absolutely hopeless and can't even clear it on the lowest difficulty setting but I'm pretty unfamiliar with this genre.

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Firdaus, have you ever played shooters like Treasure's Ikaruga or Radiant Silverhun, or Psykyo's Gunbird series? Just wondering as I was playing Gunbird 2 today, I'm absolutely hopeless and can't even clear it on the lowest difficulty setting but I'm pretty unfamiliar with this genre.
Just watched a review of Gunbird 2 and it looks amazing in so many ways.

I have Ikaruga and it's one of the few games in my catalogue that I've yet to finish...because it's not only the normal kind of dedication that's required but a whole tuning of your brain to the mechanics. Not sure if you're aware of them but here they are:

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The player can press a button at any time to switch the polarity of their ship between black and white. When white, the ship will absorb white bullets fired by enemies and store their power until released with a special attack. However, if the ship is white and hit by black bullets, it will be destroyed. The opposite is true when the ship is black. Enemy fighters also have black and white polarities. If the player ship is white and the enemy is black, the player's bullets will do twice the damage than if their ship was black. If an enemy is destroyed with the same polarity as the player, the ship will expel energy which can be absorbed or, if the player changes polarities too quickly, present a fatal danger.
Not only do you have to be on top of all of that in a super hectic game (taking a second to scratch your nose will likely result in death) but if you want to score big, you'll need to chain kills. And to chain kills, you have to keep killing 3 enemies in a row of any one colour. So you have to track that too.

It's a mindfvck but you can brute force your way through with pure practice and memorisation. It obviously goes way beyond just knowing where the next enemy is coming from like most other shooters.

I'll need to dedicate my brain to this game if I want to finish getting the S-Ranks for each level (I already have 2 out of 5 done but that was ages ago).

In most shooters (or "shmups", as they're called), the proof of mastery is to beat the game without continuing (known as "1cc" or a 1-credit clear). Sometimes the game challenges you to beat it in one life.

Don't get discouraged. If you enjoy the game, then, with practice, you'll be able to do all that. Gunbird 2 looks pretty accessible compared to other shmups, so go for it.

I really enjoyed a 2.5D sideways shmup called Sine Mora (cleared the game in 1 life, beat it with just the primary weapon, etc). It was developed by a Hungarian team and features Hungarian voice acting with anthropomorphic characters in a mindfvck of a story involving time travel and war. It has a time mechanic instead of a health mechanic. Basically, killing enemies adds time while taking damage reduces it. When the timer hits zero, you're dead. The remastered version is available for the Switch.


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Ikaruga's polarity system is pretty revolutionary, but intimidating as hell. I haven't played much because it scared me away but I'll give it another crack on a lower difficulty setting - last time I tried normal which was clearly a mistake. I have no illusions easy will still be brutally difficult.

Interesting that Sine Mora has Hungarian voice work. I've heard good things about that too.

Another great shmup is Danmaku Unlimited 3 which has a very interesting graze system.

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You were supposed to ask when I became interested in cross dressing, or decline me a job as your latex salesman.
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@Boyo , came across this today. Love this guy already. He has another mashup called Wutallica.

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Do you guys reckon Chewbacca had a red lipstick doggy dick or a normal human dick?
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You were supposed to ask when I became interested in cross dressing, or decline me a job as your latex salesman.
you should know by now i dont follow a script

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Take off, you hoser! Don't wreck my script, ey!
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OMG, I just stumbled upon the Dunning fella from the term "Dunning-Kruger Effect".

The second half of the clip is the best one. The single best statement is at 21m57s.

"In any normal diet the reason you poop and pee is because you ate more than you needed."

That's some peak Skeptoid Science right there. I'm going to balance my diet from now on. My days of pooping and peeing are behind me, that's for random scrubs.


Now I just need to find the Kruger guy.
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I just checked the cricket section in livescore.com and the first match I saw is a one day international between Estonia and Malta this match is being hosted in Cartagena, Spain.
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Priority boarding, why is this a thing and who actually pays for this? Seems pretty pointless to pay extra to sit longer in the airplane seat.

Are these the same people who rush to stand up as soon as the plane lands?

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Folks want to make sure to get their baggage in the overhead compartments. Also, since we have to pay for checked baggage here in the states, lots of folks are carrying-on their fully-stuffed baggage.

The carrier I fly has open seating so getting on-board early allows me to choose my seat....which is an aisle seat on the left hand side of the plane (since I'm right handed). This lets me work on my laptop for the flight.

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Hm, that makes sense I suppose.

Although IMHO there should be a law making it mandatory for flights to be boarded from window seats inwards.

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BULLSHIT! This is WAR!!!

https://www.rt.com/news/455849-india...ar-kairuppala/


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I've been reading a bit about eSports, or electronic sports - professional gaming. It sounds absurd but some have described this as the fastest growing sport in the world, with hundreds of millions of people following various events.

Of course, many would never even call professional gaming a sport at all, as it doesn't require the physical attributes of something like soccer. But others argue that for any professional involved, the preparation involved is just as intense as any other sport.

There's actually talk about eSports becoming an official Olympic sport in the future.

Some notable athletes such as Boston Celtics Gordon Hayward have spoken out in defense of eSports. You may know Hayward under his alternate moniker "the white Michael Jordan".

Shaquille O'Neal and other stars have also invested in professional esports teams.

High profile eSports events have outrated the NBA Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. @Reza
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