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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Mar 2nd 2020 at 11:38:28 AM

Kinda crossposting from the China thread, but using the original reports because the one used in China thread is paywalled: Australian Strategic Policy Institute concludes that a large majority of tech companies are directly or indirectly benefiting off of forced labor from Chinese ethnic minority groups.

The reason I bring this up is because the big three (Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo) are named, so are others that have their hands in the gaming business (Google and Apple), and a whole bunch of other tech companies that we use to do our gaming.

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Mar 9th 2020 at 2:08:36 PM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Mar 11th 2020 at 9:17:12 AM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
AmethystLeslie Actual goddamn treasure from NYC (AKA IRL Unova) Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Actual goddamn treasure
Mar 11th 2020 at 12:56:28 PM

[up][up] I'm sad, and I'm not the only one who is.

Goddammit, Schezo...
HamanaHamanaHamana Order for the City of New London from :p Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Order for the City of New London
Mar 14th 2020 at 3:51:45 AM

Personal question: If an object such as a charge or pocket, hold the bombs and not explode itself after launching its payload, does it still count as Recursive Ammo? Something like Fuze's Cluster Charges

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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Mar 18th 2020 at 8:25:47 AM

Shadowman is getting remastered for PC, PS4, XB0, and Switch; launches May 20th.

Edited by tclittle on Mar 18th 2020 at 10:29:12 AM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Mar 19th 2020 at 1:52:17 PM

[up] That's been covered elsewhere, but yeah, Gamestop is doing that, and it's not the only business trying to keep itself operating by self-labeling as "essential". Those video games won't sell themselves... on Steam, or Xbox Live, or... Which is their real motive, if you think about it.

Edited by Fighteer on Mar 19th 2020 at 4:52:33 AM

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Primis from Nsburg
Mar 21st 2020 at 11:11:57 AM

I just found out that IndieGameStandnote  shut down, apparently a while ago.

I hadn't bought anything from them in a long time, but I used to keep an eye on their weekly "pay-what-you-want" deals and got quite a few games from them. Luckily, I backed up everything I bought on an external hard-drive, so I haven't lost anything.

This is why I will always prefer physical over digital, any day of the week. First Desura, now IGS.

Edited by Primis on Mar 21st 2020 at 11:18:34 AM

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AceofSpades Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Mar 21st 2020 at 12:57:18 PM

And Gamestop might be next, given all this coronavirus stuff just disrupting everything. Which is kind of frustrating, because I'd rather not have to go to Wal-Mart or Target to buy physical copies of things when they generally don't have the kind of variety that Gamestop does AND you can't get older games there unless they happen to have a ten year old copy that they're selling for the exact same price as when it came out.

There are probably a lot of smaller businesses that do the same kind of thing, but the only one near me is significantly out of my way, and all those smaller businesses are probably even more at risk than Gamestop of going out of business simply because they're smaller businesses.

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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32ndfreeze from Australia
Mar 21st 2020 at 5:13:34 PM

I'm not sure what businesses expect in this social media age.

Do they think people won't find out about this kind of thing?

"But if that happened, Melia might actually be happy. We can't have that." - Handsome Rob
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Mar 21st 2020 at 8:21:59 PM

Looks like Gamestop was trying to get throught the Doom/Animal crossing weekend or the Pennsylvania thing pushed them to do this faster: Gamestop no longer allowing access to stores in the US, will move to digital storefronts and curb-side pickup only.

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
akanesarumara Relationship Status: Abstaining
Mar 26th 2020 at 8:18:57 PM

Just started Sally Face yesterday, it's really great and interesting... but I'm in chapter two and have to restart the whole game with a new file.

Short story: batteries.

Long story: You can only find batteries when you need them in chapter 2 if, back in chapter 1 scene 1, you did something right when at the time there is no real indication when you get it wrong. Guide Dang It!.

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Mar 27th 2020 at 7:33:20 AM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
AceofSpades Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Mar 28th 2020 at 11:26:47 PM

Sounds like the perfect way to start a shadowy, second internet for crimes.

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Geronimo!
Mar 29th 2020 at 9:54:25 AM

I finally got around to playing DOOM (2016), since I don't feel like coughing up full price for DOOM Eternal. I'm enjoying it so far, but there's a bit of a grinding of gears when the exploration and secret hunting have to hold hands with high-octane action shooter gameplay.

Further, what the hell is up with checkpoint save systems? Yes, I know it's a concession to console scrubs, who apparently aren't psychologically developed enough to cope with quicksave and quickload, but holy crap it's a pain in the ass to lose ten minutes of progress because I dared to hunt for secrets and then die in a battle... or worse, from a bad jump.

Edited by Fighteer on Mar 29th 2020 at 12:55:21 PM

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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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