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Everything posted by Grungie

  1. Blockbuster passing up on Netflix looks really dumb now, but at the time, it didn’t look that crazy. I think Netflix was still only a mail order rental place, and who thought streaming would displace rental stores that quickly? I think K-Mart buying Sears was dumb, it was a company on life support and bought another struggling company, and it ended up speeding up the decline of both.
  2. It is slightly annoying when I get something at a good deal, and a few months later the new one comes out. Though most of the time they’re only slightly better.
  3. Yeah, Tumblr likes pretending it's like some weird role playing thing. "My headmates are Link, the 12th Doctor, and Goku, we have fun parties all the time". I'm not a doctor, but that sounds like someone larping to me.
  4. I don't get angry over it, because who cares what others think of my hobby.
  5. I think some of that started off with trying to get you to not be ashamed of it, then people started taking it too far. I remember seeing that for the first time on Tumblr about a decade ago. Though I do question the validity of those users, as they got a bit too out there, like pretending to have schizophrenia.
  6. Video games are mainstream, so honestly anyone can get immersed.
  7. I usually see people do it as a general nationality indicator from the Anglosphere. We hear a Brit speaking, we know he’s not Canadian or Australian. Most Brits I see getting salty usually want us to recognize their various accents, but show no interest in ours. Apparently we need to know how to identify that someone’s from Birmingham or Manchester, but they don’t have to care that Michigan or Massachusetts have different accents. That hypocrisy always annoyed me.
  8. To me it’s funny when I see Brits get salty about that, because the generic response is always “we have several accents!”, yet are adamant about using the term “American accent”. I can’t tell if they’re being hypocritical by implying America has one accent, or if they’re trying to take a jab at us like “let’s see how you like it!”. Though it’s not that offensive.
  9. Yeah, they came out in the fall of 2020, like November iirc.
  10. Your part about the sales of the PS2, PS4, and the Switch are implying that the PS4 and Switch outsold the PS2, which hasn't happened yet, as it's still at the #1 spot of best selling consoles by a decent margin. Though to the original topic, in a way it is kind of surprising that the PS5 sold that quickly (due to how much of a pain it is to find), but the Gamecube wasn't known for selling that well either.
  11. I don’t use the Gmail app on my iPhone, I just use the default email app.
  12. Some games I bought brand new for like $20-40 new at a place like GameStop or Best Buy and see it listed on PSN for $60 for quite awhile. So I personally find it weird when the digital copy stays at that price for so long, but the physical goes down quicker.
  13. My issues with digital distribution are more on the console side. A lot of this can by “bypassed” on the PC side. If they remove a game from the store, you’re screwed, you’re not getting it back unless you jailbreak your console. The physical copies tend to go down in price a lot faster than digital. People gloat about PSN sales and how those prices are why they went digital, yet I’m sitting here owning those same games I got for the same price (or less) on disc a long time ago. it’s also crazy how I got some games a few years ago for $20 that are still being listed as $60 online.
  14. I live too far away, and I can just creep on people on Facebook if I’m nosey.
  15. I initially thought it was too early to discontinue, then I looked at when Windows 10 came out and went “oh… it has been out awhile…”
  16. Windows 7 and 8 haven’t been supported for years, and 8.1 won’t be once January rolls around. Windows 10 will be 10 years old in 2025 when Microsoft pulls the plug. You have to consider the age of the operating system, and the updates that get pushed to you are security updates. You can only patch something for so long or so much before you gotta let it go. When you’re not connecting the device to the internet, it’s not a big deal. When you are connected, you have malware to worry about, and that is always changing and evolving.
  17. My only issue with tutorials is when some games want to explain really stupid stuff to you. I understand when some tutorials can be "obvious" for veterans of a franchise, but is nice for newbies. Though some games like some of the Xenoblade games get really silly. I've never seen an RPG give you a tutorial on how to purchase items at a store, or how to equip equipment before. I was initially thinking "maybe they've got a ton of stuff in the store or equipment that needs explanation". Nope, it tells you "select the item you want to purchase, press A, and if you truly want to purchase it, press A to confirm". "Select equipment, select the piece of armor you want to equip, select A". Wow, never would have figured this out if I didn't have a tutorial.
  18. I tend to see overrated as a synonym for bad as the default across the internet. In the gaming community, it’s used more commonly towards the popular games, as those tend to also get high ratings. The music and film community reserves it for critical darlings, as the popular stuff doesn’t tend to get good reviews.
  19. Chrono Trigger and Radiant Historia both feature time travel as a main mechanic.
  20. You can do it on Youtube, or you can look at one of these sites: https://www.wix.com/blog/2018/11/podcast-hosting-sites/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=12188669214^114296906861&experiment_id=^^530595868227^^_DSA&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzrrq072y-QIVA8LCBB1x5QvtEAAYASAAEgKG3fD_BwE You don't have to do the show live, you can just record it and, then upload it somewhere. With Youtube you just need to make it into a video format, which isn't hard. You just need to get use some basic video editor, and add an image over the entire recording, and you're good to go.
  21. I always thought it was silly the way people say stuff like “overrated trash”. It feels more inauthentic or try hard than just saying “it’s trash”. It gives off this feeling like they’re trying to be rebellious and braggadocious.
  22. If you look at my other posts in this thread, I agree with you over the meanings. I'm telling you what most of the internet likes to think it means. It's always used in disdain towards anything popular, or critically acclaimed. They talk about how terrible it is, and add the extra spice of "it's overrated", like it makes it sound like an educated opinion. If so many people didn't think overrated = bad, I (or others) wouldn't be questioned by people so much when I say "wait, how can you like something that you think is overrated?"
  23. Another reason why it’s interchanged a lot is because a lot of people throw those terms around as a “fancy” way to say something popular/well regarded sucks. Apparently it adds more “oomph” if you say it’s overrated/overhyped than just flat out saying you think something sucks.
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