A lot of awful is going on, I am apparently more in need of money than previously thought and am trying everything I can. So, $5 Arts!
Colored Sketches, cleaner ink and color and pixels! $5.
If you want one of these things, or something more complicated even. Hit me up, we can discuss things.
Nini, stop it. I have candy-themed people to draw.
I can’t make your game yet, I’m not good enough. ><
i’m glad someone reported this bug
okay. this is the best harlem shake video. trust me
Con los terrorista
Everything about young modern gamers is fucking terrible. Makes you want to put an end to the whole miserable, wretched earth.
I…I had to reblog this. this has got to be indicative of how new gamers are spoon fed there games and are no longer trained to use their brains. This seriously makes my brain hurt……GAWD I love me some Metroid.
To be fair, when I was a kid, missile doors baffled me (in Metroid II)… I mean, I tried a missile on it, and it didn’t open… those things were at a premium, and all other objects in the game (i.e. bombable walls) respond after one hit from the right item…. what would prompt someone to sit there and KEEP unloading a limited resource after their last attempt had no effect?
(I’m seriously asking; how long did it take everyone to figure out missile doors their first time through a metroid game?)
(the kids struggling with the bomb blocks though, they can go to hell ;p)
Oh, so all y’all beat the Chozo Statue on your first go? You just knew how to play games from birth?
Kids have Steam nowadays and re-releases of the games of your youth on game systems are super-cheap. They don’t have to committ to one game until its done - if they don’t get something, they can move onto one of their other 200 games. A lot of modern games offer more front-loaded information because if people don’t get what they’re playing and get frustrated, games are often affordable enough that they can just put it down.
Games introduce you to their elements and let you go at it. Sometimes the tutorial aspect is badly handled but its there and, often, killed the manual. People didn’t read them half the time so the instruction is in the game. A good tutorial is better integrated than the “press A to execute action Z” - like Portal, you’re given the tools and encouraged to try them out. So, y’know, the bomb-blocks seem more or less intuititve. How about the missile doors? Why can’t one do it? Insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different response, its been said. If you flip a switch up 4 times, do you expect the 5th time you do it that the light will come on? The game’s well designed but it has its failings too, lets not exonerate it of all wrong-doing just because its mostly a good game.
And yeah, first few times you hit up that Chozo Statue, with the limited assets you have and haven’t got in much practice (humping it over 4 or 5 screens to get back if you fuck up isn’t super fun), you might be willing to, say, ask people online how you might do it.
Or you might do what a lot of you did and just tinker with your gameshark. Y’all weren’t above taking the easy option. IDDQD done.
Games got a little lighter, in general, on the initial learning curve, there got to be a lot more games for less cost on our end and, the biggest thing that changed from your youth, they have an outlet to ask people for help on.
Instead of scoffing at how STUPID your new gamers are, maybe fucking help them out. They’re another generation of people who pursue the same hobby as you and can love and appreciate the same thing you do. Y’all stop being exclusive. Show em some respect and aid. Cos, hey, if you don’t want games to get easier and the learning curve to flatten, maybe you’ll show the kids things can be taken care of, prepare them for the things they’re getting into and cultivate an appreciate for the games you love because the games makers are going to be going after their money next and they’ll make games they think they’ll want.
Don’t shout at them because they don’t immediately get something you’ve had 20 years to reflect on. Throw em a bone.
OK I just want to point out that a guy is literally in favor of ending the earth because some dudes couldn’t figure out some common sticking points in Super Metroid.
Seriously these guys have never spent twenty years speedrunning a game so old it could be put in federal prison for manslaughter, this is just their first time. Cut them a little slack or something jeez.
[21:15:29] Nemo: I don’t like hanging around NY, it has a boring airport :(
[21:17:31] Ron: Yeah?
[21:17:52] Ron: Never been in an airport, I imagine there’s lots of chairs
[21:18:06] Nemo: Yeah there’s a plethora, do you want me to take a photo of some chairs for you
[21:18:32] Rikki the Squeak Skunk: Chairport.
[21:19:17] Ron: Yes
[21:19:27] Ron: I want a picture of all the chairs :D
[21:22:57] Nemo: OK I’ll try to find a good one
[21:32:42] Nemo: I took a photo of every kind of chair I could find
[21:32:55] Nemo: And now you have to look at them
[21:32:56] Ron: :D
[21:32:59] Ron: I will
[21:33:05] Ron: And I will wish I could sit in them
[21:35:08] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2021.57.01.jpg Chairs
[21:35:22] Ron: That’s a drop box 404 :D
[21:35:33] Nemo: Few more seconds, it’s gotta synch :B
[21:35:40] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2021.57.13.jpg In the meantime, chairs
[21:36:02] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2021.59.14.jpg Fancy steakhouse chairs
[21:36:06] Ronald McNeill: Ooooh snacks
[21:36:21] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2021.59.28.jpg Sushi bar chairs
[21:36:28] Ron: Eeehhhh, those chairs look awful
[21:36:49] Nemo: I don’t like the way the sushi bar chairs look :(
[21:36:57] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2021.59.43.jpg General purpose chairs, tables
[21:37:03] Ron: Steakhouse ones too. They’re blah
[21:37:18] Ron: What is wil all the metal legged chairs?
[21:37:37] Ron: Oh, what’s inside Exofficio?
[21:37:48] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.00.13.jpg Blurry picture of a staircase that you can sit at, I had to get the shot fast in case they thought I had never seen a black person before
[21:38:13] Nemo: I think that’s a clothes store, I can check after this
[21:38:33] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.00.42.jpg Steakhouses have many chairs
[21:38:51] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.00.57.jpg 5 kinds of chair at the steakhouse so far
[21:38:56] Ron: Those are better, but they’re misaligned with the flooring. -50 Steak points
[21:39:13] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.01.13.jpg Seven kinds of chair
[21:39:26] Ron: I like those ones
[21:39:44] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.01.26.jpg Mysterious spanish restaurant chairs
[21:39:59] Ron: Nanners
[21:40:10] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.01.53.jpg You can order food at these chairs and they will bring it to you??
[21:40:15] Nemo: Fucked up imo
[21:40:31] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.02.53.jpg Pretty regular chairs
[21:40:36] Nemo: They’re at a coffee shop
[21:40:39] Ron: Why do they have wheels if they’re attatched to the wall?
[21:41:01] Nemo: I’ve been trying to figure that out for weeks, they don’t move
[21:41:11] Ron: This airport is deserted except for some strange guy taking pictures everywhere
[21:41:38] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.03.18.jpg Wheelchair attempts to join the tribal circle
[21:42:04] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.03.28.jpg It eventually gives up and goes back to its people
[21:42:04] Ron: “Day 10, the natives have begun to accept me as one of thier own”
[21:42:19] Nemo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1017317/Chair/2013-05-14%2022.04.29.jpg The chair I am sitting in right now
[21:42:24] Nemo: That is all the chairs there are here I think
your life is not a narrative. it is not leading to anything, there is no overarching thesis, it does not have themes beyond the usual shared cultural experiences of your time and place. this is ok. it does not mean that your life is without purpose or meaning
A corollary to this, don’t do things just because they’re dramatic on TV, it makes you look like a damn anime, son.