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      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
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      Summer is here and with video games news and releases at a stand still that can only mean one thing. Time to catch up on our backlog. We [email protected] us as we talk about what games we have sitting on our shelves waiting for us to finish. Throw in some Nintendo talk, sprinkle in some Warframe and what we have here is our latest episode! So [email protected],[email protected] Me for some topical grab bag!      


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  1. 19 points
    Just say you want in and i'll assign a number and generate. You guys were very kind when i was broke so just want to pay it back! Any game.
  2. 15 points
    Let me tell you, camera tracking a tiny ass animated gif? Not fun. Not fucking fun at all. @Jason
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    Careful with your title, 'White House Resident Nazi' doesn't narrow it down too much.
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    An updated version of that infamous Reince/Mooch standoff pic:
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    We deserve everything we get as a country.
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    That might just be the stupidest post I've seen DVD make. Its definitely in the Top Ten.
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    Effective immediately, the use of the "@" function for the sole purpose of baiting another member is now a prohibited offense both here and on our Discord server. It was "cute" before but now my patience for it has worn out.
  17. 8 points
    Because for one, you can't just record you playing and saying stupid shit and get paid a bunch of money. You actually have to have a likable personality and something interesting to say non-stop for the entire duration of your video. There are exceptions, like what PewDiePie used to do, but for the audience he was targeting (young kids) it was extremely interesting and funny to them. Second, because literally everyone in the universe including people who never tried this, have tried this. Building an audience requires a long time commitment of getting jack shit out of it (because low numbers mean you might make a couple pennies if you're lucky) while trying to improve, stay energetic, and not burn out. And by long build-up periods I mean most of them take between 1 and 4 years of non-stop daily/weekly videos before they hit a tipping point and blow up. Many never get to that point. Third, because Youtube itself has lost a ton of advertisers, so even big channels are now relying on Patreon over ad revenue, so now that you're directly asking for money, you need a really generous and dedicated audience who you can reliably produce for for years, lest your Patreon money dry up. Fourth, to make thousands every video, you need millions of views. No one's making thousands from a video with 150,000 views. Most people put Youtube's CPM at about $2 per thousand views, so 150,000 views might get you $300. Might. The CPM fluctuates and that number is from 2015, and most people say their revenue has been cut in half, so you might only get $1 per thousand views. And that's for people on the higher end of the pay spectrum. (Not everyone gets the same CPM, or at least they didn't when I was giving it the ol' go 'round.) Want "thousands" per video? Well you'd better have millions of views per video. To get to that point you had to get in early and stay relevant. Or, alternatively, you can have a really good gimmick, time, dedication, a shitton of luck and the ability to continually produce at a higher and higher quality with the same or even more aggressive release schedule. It's a ton of work. Even something like the Game Grumps were boosted tremendously by Jontron (when he was still on the show) and Arin being ENORMOUS internet personalities. Arin had been known for years as Egoraptor and his great animations on things like the Awesome series, Girl-Chan in Paradise, etc from Newgrounds. Jontron had a very successful show on his own channel. So they were an instant hit when they formed the Game Grumps. And even then they have a full team editing the videos (that go up 2 daily with no breaks, ever) into 10ish minute chunks, while trying to be funny the entire time. Being funny for 10 minutes? Doesn't sound too hard. 10 minutes straight, non-stop, no big awkward gaps or silences? Muuuuch more difficult. Being funny with all those requirements on top of releasing 2 videos per day for going on for what, 3 or 4 years now? That's got to be mentally exhausting. You may or may not find their work to be funny, but their audience does, and that's another factor, finding an audience and dealing with all the fun people hating the shit out of you, constantly trying to dox you, threaten you, etc entails. I didn't even get into Youtube's algorithm shit. Enjoying a change-up of what you normally do? Enjoy the huge hit to your subs or views as Youtube wants people making the same shit forever! Not just the audience, if you make Minecraft videos for a year straight and then make a Battlegrounds video, Youtube will, even though you're subbed, assume that that's not what you come to the channel for and there's a fair chance it won't even show you the video unless you go directly to their channel. People don't stay until the end of your video? Enjoy the revenue drop! Video too short? Enjoy the revenue drop! That's right, the longer your video is and the longer they watch it, the more you get paid. Which means super high quality animations that happen to be short get fucked except for specific exceptions. Youtube randomly changes the algorithm again? Enjoy massive unexplained sub losses and drops in revenue! Get sick and can't make videos for even just a few days? Congrats! Youtube's algorithm assumes you died, enjoy the sub loss and view drop that can take literal months to recover from! Basically "because it's fucking extremely hard to be anything more than yet another "me too" youtube channel."
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    So I was blessed recently. Our very own @best3444 decided to GIVE me his Nintendo Switch out of the kindness of his heart. Along with best, you guys are the by far the best community I've ever been a part of. MOST IMPORTANTLY, thank you to best. But ALSO, thanks to all of you (well, most of you) for being so generous and making this a great place to post. I plan on doing a game giveaway soon to try and give back to this community. Pics of the goods (shitty pics, I'm camera challenged)
  21. 7 points
    Just got banned on /r/the_donald for these two comments:
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    It's fun to hate, but I wouldn't mind seeing Zuck in politics. He's a smart guy who has a keen interest in learning and would likely surround himself with other smart people that he'd actually listen to. He's young and understands technology, and would be a pretty clean break from current career politicians. What I don't want to see is Zuck, or anyone else, run for President right off the bat. Run for any other office, get experience actually working within the government, don't walk into the highest office in the land blind. The best case scenario there is that you're playing a desperate game of catch up while also doing an incredibly demanding job. I have no clue what his politics are, but if Zuck decides that what he wants to do with his time and unlimited money is work in politics, I actually trust he'd be doing it out of an earnest desire to make a constructive difference. What I don't trust is that he or anyone else would make a great president without actually holding office beforehand.
  26. 7 points
    That didn't happen. <----- And if it did, it wasn't that bad. And if it was, that's not a big deal. And if it is, that's not my fault. And if it was, I didn't mean it. And if I did... ...You deserved it!
  27. 7 points
    Here is my reaction to today's reactions to the new reactions.
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    A Grand Theft Auto NPC is the White House Communications Director.
  29. 6 points
    Say what you will. Retweet all the statements by R's. Post them here for all to see what the Republican leadership thinks. They're all so fucking brave for speaking out against Nazis and racists. It's so heroic of them to say what every sane American already believes. It's disgusting. They are doing this to distance themselves from Trump, but only JUST enough to not look like they agree with him. They're not condemning him. They're not outright saying he is off his rocker. They're not truthfully saying he's blowing dog whistles all over the place for Nazis and other hate groups. They aren't calling for him to step down. And they should be. They're all fucking cowards. They want their political power and they want it just at the cost of a rogue president's credibility. And they'll get it because he's still going to sign whatever bills they pass.
  30. 6 points
    From the NeoGAF thread: Reporters need to start making up countries when they ask him things. Honestly, they should ask him about Latveria and Wakanda to see what he does.
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    When I hire someone, I'm not expecting said person to act like "the majority" of people/a shithead, especially if you're part of a news organization. It's a big deal, and firing him was appropriate.
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    He wimped out by not saying "Protestants as a whole".
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    Him denying it as opposed to saying that he was just kidding around more or less means that it's 100% true.
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    The Retarded Hunger Games.
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    Clearly we found the explanation as to why Trump was elected: too many people are on drugs and think that what he's saying makes sense.
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    John Kelly's wikipedia page has been updated accordingly: Kelly's reputation died suddenly on July 28, 2017 at 1:49pm PST when the 45th President of the United States named him White House Chief of Staff.
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    After basically winning the House in 2010 by replaying Pelosi saying "we have to pass the bill to see what's in it" out of context a bunch of times, they're holding a vote open at 1:05 AM to try and strongarm McCain or Murkowski into voting for a bill that they wrote over lunch today. What can even be said at this point?
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    I love all of the diversion tactics from the right. 'What about when Obama...' or 'Well look at what CNN said..' So, so transparent. You could be right in everything you say; liberals could be nothing more than myopic hypocrites sucking the teat of whatever media institution tapped into the right vein of self-confirmation bias...And yet NOTHING about that would change the fact you voted for the most vile, unqualified, belligerent presidential candidate in American history, let alone one that is thoroughly antithetical to the values you purport to hold. We could be everything you assert and claim, but it doesn't change a thing about you or your vote.
  42. 6 points
    "We're not banning transgender individuals from the military until there's a bill I can vote yes on right after giving a Maverick™ speech denouncing that bill."
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    "You thought Trump was for gay people!!! And I bet you thought DVD was anti-trump!!!"
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    He's doing this to shore up his base before he fires Sessions and also to distract the news cycle.
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