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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,690 (as of September 8, 2017)   12/12/2016

      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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      Welcome former GAFers!   10/21/2017

      I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome any and all "refugees" from NeoGAF who may have discovered our humble little site as a result of the ongoing "situation" over at NeoGAF.   Feel free to check us out and if you like, join our small but interesting community!
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      So you're new to DayOnePatch - please read this!   10/21/2017

      First of all, a warm, hearty WELCOME to DayOnePatch - we're REALLY pleased to have you here!   I mean that most sincerely!   Our site was founded in late 2010 when a bunch of people from the IGN forums got sick and tired of IGN being IGN and decided to create a brand new community under the name BadCartridge.  We operated under that name for a few years until there was a change in ownership which resulted in a change to the current name that we have now.  Since then, we've had a couple of owners before I assumed ownership of the site in mid-2016 and here we are today.   I guess I'd better say a word or two about our rules.  Look, here's the deal:  you are probably a sentient human being with a modicum of social skills so you probably have an idea of what is acceptable to say to another sentient human being with a modicum of social skills.  If what you are about to post gives you some pause as to whether you would say in in real life, then you probably shouldn't post it.  In other words, DON'T. BE. AN. ASSHOLE.  It's not that hard!  While we have a damned fine mod team, all disciplinary actions are ultimately my decision as the Supreme High Chancellor (catchy title, eh?  I came up with it myself!) of DayOnePatch.   Now that the unpleasant stuff is over, let's talk about the great things we have.  Well, we have a very semi-regular podcast!   We LOVE having members of our community as guests on the podcast, so if you don't mind having your voice transmitted to DOZENS of people, then let us know if you'd like to be a guest.   We have a Discord server for you to chat in -real-time of if you want to use the voice-chat capabilities for games or just shoot the breeze.  We have two requests: (a) PM me for an invite to the server. (b) If your Discord name is different than your D1P name, then you MUST tell me your Discord name before you receive an invite.   We have a Steam Community Group! http://steamcommunity.com/groups/day1patch# Yes, I know the title still says "Bad Cartridge" and that's because Valve doesn't allow name changes to Steam groups because Valve is stupid.   But the thing that I'm most proud of is the Announcement that you see at the top of the page.  http://www.dayonepatch.com/index.php?/announcement/40-d1p-2017-charity-campaign-for-the-life-you-can-save-1690-as-of-september-8-2017/ For this year, this community has donated nearly $1,700 to organizations that are trying to improve the lives of people in the developing world.  It is a true testament to the character of the individuals of this community that they've given to this project (as well as many, many others) freely and without expectation of anything in return.  Because of this, I'm honored and humbled to be a part of this community.   In closing, we're really glad you're here (feel free to bring other friends too!) and let's have a helluva lot of fun! 

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  1. The Orville: Official trailer

    I've read this complaint a lot but I honestly don't see it here. Don't get me wrong, he's no Patrick Stewart but he hasn't been bad enough for me to notice that he's dragging down the show. He's delivering a solid performance on the Orville, IMO. That said, I'm liking the Orville more than Discovery so far (having seen only the two-part pilot of the latter so far). This is basically the continuation of the TNG-era Treks and it rides hard on 90's nostalgia which works for me.
  2. Please tell me this is a joke tweet and Trump didn't really say that. Please??! I expect nothing from this administration and they fucking deliver every time.
  3. You can thank the football game running late for that. People who DVRed the episode missed the last 10-15 minutes and probably won't bother to sign up for CBS All Access as a result. The incompetence and lack of planning at CBS is staggering. My opinions on the two episodes separately, since CBS felt it was appropriate to present them that way. I'm someone who doesn't give a crap about Roddenberry's legacy or 1966 aesthetics because a show in 2017 shouldn't look anything like one from 50 years ago. I just want good writing and acting and something that resembles Star Trek and isn't a giant action movie. The Vulcan Hello: Sonequa Martin-Green gave a great performance. Michelle Yeoh was solid. Lt. Sanu seemed like a decent character they can build around. The rest? Poorly paced tripe with some really cringey dialogue. The opening before the credits was arguably cheesier than anything in the Orville, with them walking in a Starfleet shield so the Shenzhou could find them. Every scene with the Klingons dragged terribly, with the Klingons speaking at a weirdly slow pace. And let's ignore the miracle healing med bay that can nearly instantly fix massive radiation damage with zero lingering effects. I get that this is a pilot and there's going to be a lot of exposition to set things up. That said, this is an absolute failure if the goal was to bring in new viewers between the poor pacing, delay due to football and the obvious cash grab ending on a cliffhanger. Battle at the Binary Stars: That was a MASSIVE improvement over the pilot. I didn't see them imprisoning Burnham and thought we'd somehow get a happy-ish ending wrapped up in a shiny bow where she somehow makes her way on to the Discovery as an advisor on Klingons or somesuch, which can still happen but not without a lot of potential conflict. Unlike the pilot, I largely didn't have any problems with the pacing of this episode or any plot points aside from the incredibly dumb Shenzhou boarding party of two whole officers on an enemy ship packed with a race of warriors. Why CBS didn't air the two parter to attract new viewers is still beyond me. The "this season on..." clip at the end tshowed there was still a lot of story to be told. Seeing the stories unfold in the second episode ending with Burnham sentenced and going straight into the season segment would have drawn me in way more than a cliffhanger on a very mediocre opener. I don't see this one lasting past a season regardless of how well the story plays out. It's almost like CBS wants this to fail as a result of their terrible decision making.
  4. Unlike many others, I don't care if it looks shiny and modern and different considering when it takes place as long as the writing and acting is solid. I'm giving the pilot a try and will be happy if it's actual Star Trek and not Star Wars with a Star Trek skin like the JJ movies have been (and that's coming from someone who doesn't mind the JJ movies as eye candy fodder). If it's the JJ movies in TV form with little resemblance to Star Trek, I may or may not watch--there's too much good stuff to fill my TV time.
  5. FYI - Amazon has digital cards for 10% off

    Thanks for the heads up! Grabbed a $70 for $63 as well. Note that the discount only applies to certain denominations--the dropdown will show you each denomination and how much it's selling for; some have no discount at all.
  6. This is the candidate who fixed the violence in Chicago in just one week. Building Apple plants in the U.S. should be a complete cakewalk for him.
  7. Sweet, I was waiting for a sale on Slime Rancher since I can't really justify paying full price on it given my backlog. This works too!
  8. They are thinking of the children, as in "hey kids, buy a PS4 or PS4 Pro!".
  9. I didn't get dropped off in the Mako in ME anywhere near as often as I flew to different planets and systems in ME:A, but your point is taken. Playing through ME:A the first time, you have no idea how many of those fetch quests you had to do. If you didn't do them, would you be under-leveled and get annihilated in later fights because you didn't level up your characters or didn't have enough money to buy better gear? There was no way to know unless you did them and maxed out. I agree ME:A did have some good fetch quests but the vast majority of them were garbage, so much so they threw them into their own section in the codex. Drop the garbage ones with no storyline or consequences around them and I'd have been much happier. Maybe I'm not playing the same RPGs you are, but fetch quests never felt as boring to me as they did in ME:A and I say this as someone who got all but one achievement in the Xbox 360 version Skyrim and put several hundred hours into that game and never felt bored.
  10. There's a vocal contingent of people who think that longer automatically equals better--for example, all the people bitching about how short 20-30 hours to beat the original Mass Effect was. Take out all the pointless filler that doesn't actually add anything and ME:A is literally half as long. EA added all that filler to make their game longer in an attempt to say "Andromeda's got more than 100 hours of gameplay!" when a huge portion of that is fetch quests and other boring shit.
  11. IIRC, that skip button was added in the first patch--I probably wouldn't have finished the game without it. The fact that they could add the skip button only proves the animations were there to pad the game length and not (for example) to hide load times.
  12. It's like you read my mind. I started playing after the first patch and enjoyed the storyline and gameplay overall but the pacing was truly awful. I honestly think my opinion of the game would have gone up a full letter grade if the developers didn't load the game up with absolutely pointless fetch quests--you could probably complete 20% of them and still have a fully maxed out Ryder and squad if my game experience was any indication). IMO the writing wasn't great but it wasn't the dumpster fire some people made it out to be either.
  13. Trump plans to respond LIVE to Comey hearing via tweets.

    If this somehow comes to pass, there's gonna profanities coming out of DC that have never been uttered in the entire history of humankind.
  14. I present to you the Nintendo Switch Voice Chat setup

    I came in expecting a picture of a smartphone set to its speakerphone setting or possibly using a BT headset. I'm not disappointed that this third party's result is even more complex than that.
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