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  1. Bumping this thread because I just got into Dishonored 2 over the weekend finally and this game is ridiculously good. At least from what I remember of the first game, this improves on every angle of it. I struggle to find any drawbacks here outside of the weird and sometimes bizarre sound mix which was an issue in Prey as well. You get used to it but it was especially jarring after playing Returnal for so long. The level design especially is legitimately impressive as hell and it keeps getting better with each new area. One thing that really sticks out to me about this game is just how much it does its own thing and commits to it at every turn. The architecture, art design, enemy designs, everything. The environmental storytelling is incredibly well done and it sells the fuck out of this gorgeous location that's been corrupted and turned to shit by inept government and corruption. I spend so much time in each level right now just reading lore, exploring every small apartment and room, it's a fascinating setting through and through. Just how much creativity went into this is crazy. I bounced off the demo when it came out, and I get why, but after sticking through the learning curve, this has been a consistently shockingly great game and even better sequel. What a gem, I can't wait to replay the first one and also Death of the Outsider after this and I'll probably keep coming back to this considering the levels are like huge playgrounds. Edit: Also, something like The Clockwork Mansion is what gets me excited as a 'next gen improvement'.
    5 points
  2. B.C. announces new COVID-19 vaccine card that will be required for wide range of public activities | CBC News This is the way.
    4 points
  3. Yeah, def wouldn’t want it to be worse, I could tell if i wasn’t drugged up it would have hurt like hell still. Everything is okay for the other stuff. Hospital tried to get me on some 2 thousand dollar payment, in the middle of a fucking blood transfusion based off an estimate. I let them know I’m not dealing with any financial shit in my current state. Then I lawyered up and now they handle any of that shit so I won’t be touching it. Right now I’m just burning through pto so being paid off that. I should have a better idea how long until I can work remotely after tomorrow’s surgery. Mostly the law firm is taking care of the financial stuff for now though so I can rest and do whatever is best to get me walking again.
    4 points
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  5. US Capitol Police says shooting of January 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt was 'lawful' WWW.CNN.COM The US Capitol Police officer who shot and killed pro-Trump rioter Ashli Babbitt on January 6 will not face any disciplinary action, the department said Monday.
    3 points
  6. Now play Death of the Outsider which is BETTER than Dishonored 2 in some respects and brings the story of the Outsider to a fitting close.
    3 points
  7. You never have to be tough when you are always catered to.
    3 points
  8. They've never been told no and are now surrounded by 24/7 indoctrination that tells them everyone wants to take everything they have away. In the days before cable news and Facebook, these were the family members with uncomfortable opinions that came up only if you probed them. Now, more than ever, they feel comfortable spewing this stuff everywhere and on anyone with or without working ears.
    3 points
  9. That means it's working! Also, Taibbi is on that Jimmy Dore/Glenn Greenwald/Max Blumenthal side of things now where he gravitates towards anything counter to American policy or messaging. He's really been pilled by the single stance of "Because America = bad; anything against America = good" that many of those other dudes have. That's how he's into this ivermectin thing. He questions the "official line." God I hate conspiracy-brain...
    3 points
  10. In public. He knows better than to call his fanbase that in public.
    3 points
  11. Case in point N.Y.C. Will Mandate Vaccines for Teachers and School Staff - The New York Times WWW.NYTIMES.COM The new mandate will affect about 148,000 city employees.
    3 points
  12. We literally fought two wars to not give a shit about what the Brits say
    3 points
  13. Switch failed because it didn't use regular disks.
    3 points
  14. lol fishing for a both sides angle here
    3 points
  15. Me every time I read of low risk people getting boosters now
    3 points
  16. Can't say it enough! This series is horribly undepreciated! Pearls before swine!
    2 points
  17. Disney: "Let's settle this via private arbitration behind closed doors" ScarJo's Attorneys: "OLOLOLOLO HELL NO OLOLOLOLOLO - We'll see you in court!" Disney wants to move Scarlett Johansson's lawsuit behind closed doors. Her lawyers want an open court WWW.CNBC.COM Disney filed a motion to force Scarlett Johansson into a private arbitration over her "Black Widow" lawsuit, but the actor's lawyers want their day in court.
    2 points
  18. My whole experience was dumb. I fell and the landing sounded like if you stacked 4 dry lasagna sheets and snapped them in half. I was laid out on the ground and looked to see if the bone broke the skin, and was curious to see if I’d pass out. Didn’t break the skin but my foot was not where a foot ought to be so my BIL called an ambulance. While I was waiting for them to show up, they guy working the desk of the climbing gym came up to me and asked me questions like, “did you fall,” “does that hurt,” and, “were you facing the wall when you fell or was your back against the wall.” He then proceeded to take the climbing shoe off my unbroken leg and try to convince my BIL that I should drive myself to the hospital instead. His dumbass questions had me laughing my head off, and for whatever reason, I was in very little pain, so when the EMTs showed up and saw me cracking up their first reaction was, “oh this guy definitely has a head injury.” They get me in a stretcher and put me in an ambulance, but they forgot to strap me in, so I white knuckled the stretcher all the way to the hospital. Meanwhile the EMT proceeds to cut my t shirt off my body in what had to be a world record breaking time. During the 10 minute ambulance ride he offered me fentanyl no fewer than 20 times. I refused it, but was eventually charged for it, so I guess I know why he was so interested in pushing it; I hope he had a good time with it or made rent flipping it, whatever. At the hospital they gave me some pain meds before resetting my bones, then they put me in a plaster cast. As it dried, it started to heat up. I’d never been in a cast before, so I didn’t know if this was normal or if I was also finding out that I was allergic to plaster. When I asked the doc, she started to explain what exothermic reactions were and why the molecular friction results in heat and kept going off until I told her I was clear on what exothermic reactions were but needed to know if I should be feeling one. She said yes. Then while I was waiting for my CT scan because I fell from a distance, half the nurses who came in to check on me saw that I was in a cast, saw that my hands were covered in climbing chalk, and in a very concerned manner asked me if they made me put my own cast on. Is this a thing that regularly happens? One hopes not. When they put me in my johnny to leave, they wheeled me to the car without letting me change first, so I got into the car wearing just that, bare ass to the wind. Long story short, I recommend not breaking your leg if given the opportunity.
    2 points
  19. I looked at the x-ray this morning of the metal rod in my leg and wow ya it’s the whole lower half which is kinda cute because it’s like my knee has its own wittle cane.
    2 points
  20. He knows better than to call his fanbase that.
    2 points
  21. The "I don't want to get it until it's fully FDA authorized" people are probably full of shit but there's plenty of employers and other big organizations who've been holding out for a full FDA approval before mandating it for everyone in their org, even though as we saw from the SCOTUS ruling for colleges/universities, they very well could have mandated it under the EUA. I think those orgs probably aren't full of shit because it was probably the lawyers insisting on maximum CYA before forcing the issue.
    2 points
  22. congrats to the two people waiting for this to happen before they got their shots
    2 points
  23. I should turn off the radon removal system in my basement and charge a mint for access.
    2 points
  24. In addition, the "special relationship" between the UK and US was practically absent during the Falklands War of 1982 when the US hemmed and hawed about supporting the UK when its territory in the South Atlantic was invaded by the right-wing Argentinian military regime that was a staunch ally of Washington. The UK needs to disabuse itself of the notion that this "special relationship" actually exists in the way it pretends that it does.
    2 points
  25. While I loved both my PS1 and my N64, I think PS1 is far uglier. From day 1 I utterly and completely hated those fucking unstable polygons. The texture warping was so unappealing to me that it remains my most hated "feature" of most PS1 games. Combined with the lack of texture filtering so all textures were just these chunky pixelated piles of trash, it just looks like some unfinished, unstable prototype bullshit, I hate it so much. N64 games were blurry but they were stable. Although going back in time, N64 games had some really awful frame rates. Tons of PS1 games also had poor frame rates but the ones that run at 60 still look pretty dang good and at least generally speaking, move fast enough to where I don't notice the warping textures quite as much. But when I spoke of relative failures, the N64 is where Nintendo lost pretty much all third-party support. While Nintendo fans over the last decade might be fine with that as they buy the console for Nintendo games... Going from the SNES to the N64, outside of the initial blast of great Nintendo games, was a total shock to the system. Losing Square Enix alone was a massive blow and was a not-so-insignificant factor in why the PS1 blew up like it did. Nintendo architected Sony's dominance practically every step of the way. If you wanna talk about success, Nintendo was absolutely incredible at getting people to buy Sony's products.
    2 points
  26. We as a nation are throwing away vaccine doses as they expire because nearly half the nation desperately wants to be members of a suicide cult. I wouldn't begrudge anyone looking for boosters when those doses just aren't being used by anyone else. I'll a single shot J&J recipient. I'm totally thinking about what a booster would look like for me when I see all those fancy mRNA success numbers.
    2 points
  27. I'd get it every 2 weeks if I could.
    2 points
  28. I’m def going to get it when the 8 months have passed.
    2 points
  29. Children spread the virus just as well and just as quickly as adults. They are not low-risk in terms of propagating the pandemic. Their personal health impacts are low.
    2 points
  30. Low risk now is high risk in the future. It is like we learned nothing from the current infections with children who can't be vaccinated.
    2 points
  31. I suspect they are console only peasants.
    2 points
  32. It looks like you're holding a family hostage
    2 points
  33. Them: “We’re the Party of Personal Responsibility.” Also them: “Clearly someone made him do it.”
    2 points
  34. My PS4 save got mangled but I managed to play the hell out of this game this last weekend and gain back much of the leveling/gear progress and had a good time doing so!
    1 point
  35. I didn't poop for about 4-5 days after each of my esophageal surgeries and the gas pain against the incisions on my stomach was incredible. Glad you got it out. Is everything ok aside from the hospital stuff? Able to pay the bills and everything? I assume you're missing work. Do you have short term disability to get you through until you can get a settlement?
    1 point
  36. Couple this with simultaneous delusions of persecution and grandeur as well as a decent probability of being armed and… you know.
    1 point
  37. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I feel so sick blaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    1 point
  38. My son was one of the younger kids that was part of the expanded eligibility -- he was able to get his 1st dose of Pfizer 2-months before his 12th birthday.
    1 point
  39. The Afghan military folded not because we decided to pull out, but because we stopped giving all assistance to them, and apparently even barred civilian contractors from working with them on basic stuff like maintaining equipment. There is no good way to leave, but don’t down play the absolutely ridiculous way we decided to do it.
    1 point
  40. Armada, Legion, and X-Wing were transferred from FFG to AMG late last year. FFG and AMG are both owned by the same parent company. Atomic Mass Games to take over Star Wars Miniatures from Fantasy Flight Games - Fantha Tracks WWW.FANTHATRACKS.COM Atomic Mass Games take over Star Wars Miniatures production from Fantasy Flight Games.
    1 point
  41. Had the second surgery today, they removed the outside bolts and screws on the leg and put in a bar inside of me below my knee and added a boot covering the ankle area which I haven’t seen but i think i has some outside bolts still and needs a second surgery. But I can technically bend the knee now and like sit. I got my heel on the ground on the side of the bed for 8 minutes afterwards with their help which is good I think. Not having those huge metal rods poking out from my leg is certainly more comfy so now as long as the pain is being reduced enough I can feel brief moments of something resembling comfort which seemed like so impossible on Monday. Still won’t know how permanent the damage is until more surgery and therapy.
    1 point
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