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Everything posted by MajorRawne

  1. Hi all. I have been recording my Doom playthroughs with commentary since summer 2018 and have finally managed (read: dared) to upload the first of them. I was inspired to do this by King G's hilarious videos. I am using Complex Doom LCA, later upgrading to Clusterfuck for later playthroughs. It's the first time I've ever done a spoken commentary to anything so any and all feedback would be very gratefully received! Fortunately my confidence does greatly improve over time! My first upload is part 1 of Bloody Rust 2. I am trying to review /Newstuff wads in order to get recognition for new maps and mappers, but I have also played through Doom 2 and Requiem for old times sake, with plenty more to come... if anyone wants it! Thank you so much in advance for any views, comments and likes!
  2. MajorRawne

    Hell's play garden

    The map author left the words "how not" out of his description, I'll let you figure out where.
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    The /newstuff Chronicles #543

    Doom 2: Purgatory is very old-school. It's sobering to realise that some Doomworlders have either never played the truly old school classics, or don't remember them any more. Modern "classic" megawads seem to be mainly slaughtermaps, which isn't what the original Doom maps ever were except maybe The Suburbs and Courtyard. Atmosphere and exploration, as well as loneliness at times, were a huge part - you were in a bizarre environment, not just a series of arenas linked by a corridor. Purgatory captures Doom's original spirit well. I would agree with many of Magicsofa's points, although the music seems to come all or mostly from PSX Doom. PSX Doom and Doom 64 use the same sound effects but the soundtracks are different - PSX music tends to be melodic and melancholic, whereas D64's is darker and more sinister. I'm currently making a video playthrough of Purgatory on Ultra Violence using Clusterfuck and the maps are so well put together that they retain a sense of lonely deolation, even when screaming zombies carrying bombs are chasing you along the halls.
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    The /newstuff Chronicles #542

    Working on it. I've already recorded my playthrough with commentary of Bloody Rust 2 and am going to work through as much from the Newstuff queue, and past editions of Newstuff, as I can. I'm using Complex Doom, Legendary Creatures Add-on and Dusted's Add-on. In addition to the Newstuff maps, I am currently 30% of the way through the original Doom 2, as I haven't seen anyone play it with these mods, and it's been nearly 20 years since I last played PC Doom 2. The comparisons between PC and PSX Doom 2 are interesting. If my playthroughs are at all popular and there is any demand for it, I will do Sunder. With the mods. I have already hidden all sharp objects in my house in preparation for this. Now if only I can get my head around this video editor to put it all together...
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    GZDoom, Complex Doom, LCA and HEM

    EDIT: Commenting it out and deleting it don't work. I get the same error message. Looks like everyone who mentioned ZDoom being the problem were correct. King G definitely plays in Zandronum and I am pretty sure Ultraviolence does too, although thanks to his constant and unnecessary swearing, I'd rather skin myself alive and roll in salt than contact him about it. Let me try setting ZDL3 up to work with Zandronum. EDIT2: It won't work in Zandronum either, with or without line 222. Instead I get a huge list of all the monsters in the game saying that they tried to register more than once and execution cannot continue. Everything works perfectly without HEM. Am I missing something here? And why do my edits create new posts??
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    GZDoom, Complex Doom, LCA and HEM

    Hi all. Not exactly sure where to post this, but since it relates to ZDoom, here it is. I've been following King G on Youtube and seen all the Complex Doom add-ons. I have been able to happily play Complex Doom using GZDoom with the Legendary Creatures Add-on and Dusted Add-on. However, the monster variety wasn't enough compared to what I've seen on Youtube (too many of the weakest versions spawn), so I tracked down HEM. Unfortunately it refuses to load up, giving me error message : Execution could not continue. Script error, "hem lca_v2.1.pk3:actors/spawner.txt" line 222: Script error, "hem lca_v2.1.pk3:actors/spawner.txt" line 222: Tried to define class 'Cybruiser2' more than twice in the same file. GZDoom version: Complex Doom version: v26a2 LCA version: v1.5.9.5 Dusted version: v1.6.1 HEM version: v2.1 King G and the gang don't explain how they got it all going. In fact one of the more potty-mouthed Youtubers actively refuses to do so. Can anyone help me?
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    GZDoom, Complex Doom, LCA and HEM

    Slade3! Wow, I completely forgot what that was for! Haven't used any of this stuff since I left the Panophobia project years ago. (What happened to Panophobia?) I got it going, found the definition and simply commented out the line: Actor Cybruiser2 : Cybruiser {} The following lines state: Actor DarkCybruiserSpawner : randomspawner { DropItem "Cybruiser2", 255, 80 DropItem "DarkCybruiser", 255, 45 } But line 16 states: ACTOR OverlordSpawner3 : RandomSpawner Replaces Cybruiser I'm confused. Does line 16 imply that the Cybruiser (whoever he is) has been replaced by the Cybruiser2? And does the DarkCybruiserSpawner line mean that if the game decides to deploy a DarkCybruiser, it must then randomise a choice between a DarkCybruiser and the mysterious Cybruiser2?
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    GZDoom, Complex Doom, LCA and HEM

    Thanks for the replies chaps. I am using a Zdoom launcher at the moment. I've got Zandronum too but don't know how to make it all work together. Zandronum keeps asking for my Doom directory and won't accept anything I try to use. I also don't know how to edit the Decorate? My computer knowledge seems to have degraded by 2D10 points in recent years.
  9. Doom 3 never happened as far as I'm concerned, it's a generic shooter with Hell Knights. Funny how they shitcanned Tom Hall then made his game anyway. New Doom took the best features of Doom 2 and Doom 3 and merged them. It improved in every possible way on what Doom 3 tried to do visually. It also retained the thrilling run and gun action of Doom 2. It seemed rather obvious that the references to a Slayer are references to the original Doom Marine, and the only confusion I can see comes from how they describe him, as they make a holy war out of what was basically one man looking for his keys.
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    Those Pentagrams

    Doom 3 came out in the Great "Link-Up-With-Other-Soldiers-Whoops-they're-Dead" Era. It would have been fun to run and gun with other soldiers but Doom is about one man on his own against the legions of hell. It's a good theory that somehow violating a pentagram brought him to hell's attention but it was always going to happen. He was wrecking hell's shit every chance he got, they had to deal with him. "That human is running at a hundred miles an hour and punching Hell Knights to death! Deal with him!" Are pentagrams actually symbols of evil? Doom used popularised ideas of what was satanic without doing any research. For example, upside-down crosses are actually a Christian symbol representing St Peter. This means that morons who spray upside-down crosses on churches are actually contributing to the spiritual well-being of the Christian faith.
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    The future of Doom...

    Thank you for those links. The Doom Community has changed a lot over the last two years! Pretty much for the better though, by the looks of things. Potential tard question here, but which of those two are the best for making PSX style maps? Can you implement coloured lighting easily?
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    In the first time you played E1M1, where did you go first?

    Ah, the early days of Doom, where PSX Doom looked a million times better than it did on many PCs. (EDIT: Well that's how it seemed anyway.) To answer your question: to the left, up the stairs. Those fuckers had my green armour.
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    Why are slaughter maps looked down upon?

    Sunder is a total work of art. It seems like the spiritual successor to the Hell Revealed wads. I had a quick look on Youtube at slaughterwads and to be honest there are so many "run around with the BFG while getting monsters to infight" that it's pointless listing them. There are maps over an hour long where the only weapon used for at least 45 minutes is the BFG. Has there ever been a map where you don't just run up to a Spider Mastermind and one-shot it with a BFG?
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    Why are slaughter maps looked down upon?

    You never played any Slaughterfest maps? I would like to know any slaughtermaps that don't give you a BFG and near-unlimited plasma cells. That would be really interesting to see.
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    The future of Doom...

    I still remember Doom Legacy split-screen multiplayer. Oh, and those super-impressive megawads which never appeared. Wasn't one called Hell something-or-other and the first level was a prison colony? Those screenshots were objects of lust and devotion until they ended up releasing the unfinished megawad. (Do people still say megawad these days?) And then there was Doom Millennium or Doom 2000 or something? Equally coveted, equally unfinished? Ooh, and Mordeth, which everyone used to talk about but which, IIRC, was a house in a swamp. Doom Builder 2 is no more? What do people use to map these days then? If Doom was going to go away any time soon then it would have already happened. Doomworld seems to still be going as strong as ever, most of the old guard are still here and it seems there are new gold-standard megawads like Valiant. Doom hasn't died at all, it's evolved.
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    Why are slaughter maps looked down upon?

    Agreed, many slaughtermaps come off as "who's best at circlestrafing and holding down the BFG trigger". And to save the passive butthurt replies, there are a number of brilliant slaughtermaps such as most of Sunder, all of Hell Revealed 1&2 and a couple of Alien Vendetta maps. Just because someone doesn't like playing all out slaughtermaps doesn't mean there's no enjoyment in watching Tatsurd destroying them on Youtube. (Yep, I'm old-school.) In fact, Hell Revealed probably doesn't even count as a slaughtermap any more. It's too much like a set of regular Doom maps with the difficulty turned up.
  17. Hold on. If this is the case, why is Nintendo's market share very far behind Sony and Microsoft year on year? The market share stats are a matter of record. How can it supposedly outsell the others and not have the higher market share?
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    Why are slaughter maps looked down upon?

    I don't like slaughter maps (for the most part) because they're just the same fight repeated over and over. Often it's blocks of Knights and Imps that pop up. If not, a horde of Revenants with a couple of Arch-Viles hiding behind them. Or a swarm of chaingunners. Of course there is a BFG, five hundred energy cell packs and four invulnerabilities. It's not the challenge I'm looking for. It doesn't mean they don't make excellent stress release for other players.
  19. Because while I agree that many consoles are simply baby's first PC, Nintendo has been increasingly gimmicky and has relied on Mario to the point of absurdity. The NES was brilliant, the SNES also awesome but starting to become Mario-reliant and then we come to the Wii onwards. Regardless of the pros and cons of the Wii systems, they are so locked into a closed ecosystem of Mario games, and the Nintendo versions of popular non-Mario games were hobbled with inferior graphics, trick controllers etc. The other consoles feel more modern, more relevant, relying on actual features and modern games as opposed to gimmicks with comparatively limited appeal. If Nintendo's Wii generation consoles are not of limited appeal, why are they trailing home in last place every year? Edit: shit, quoted myself instead of Csonicgo.
  20. Considering swallowing my pride and working on a few PSX-style maps in the hope that I'll produce something good!

    1. Alter


      Never enough of PSX-style maps my friend. Never enough.

  21. Because some of us don't want to play games with Mario in them. And Nintendo have released enough Mario games for eight other systems.
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    Creepypasta: Mr Creepshow

    This was my first finished attempt at a Creepypasta and it was unfortunately drowned under the weight of the dozens of others being posted every day. I would really, really appreciate any and all feedback, even if you just liked it or hated it. Anything that will help me with the other stories I'm working on (not related to the one below), anything that will help to make my work stand out in some way. Feel free to blast it if it's crap but please say why. Can you please also tell me if you Creepypastas set outside of the USA are appealing at all, as every single one of the top-rated Creepypastas seem to be America-centric. I found a child’s diary stuffed into a wall cavity in my new house, and it’s the most frightening thing I’ve ever read. The estate agent (“realtor”) did not disclose anything about what happened in this house. If it did, we would never have come here. My family and I moved to the United States from England, and you will understand why this scares me when you read what I found: 11th October 1999 Mummy made me go to Ben's birthday party. She said I need to try harder to make friends because I've been lonely since we moved to America. I am lonely because I miss everyone in England. People at school said Ben's granddad is ill, but not like most people get. He's ill in his mind. Mummy said to ignore people and go to the party. Ben's party was boring. He invited a load of girls. Why does he invite girls more than boys? You can't play Army and Ghostbusters with girls. It was funny at the end though, because the lights went off and everyone started screaming. Ben's granddad told us a ghost story, but Ben's nana got mad and shouted at him afterwards. I didn't like the story. He said that in our town, a man went mad because all his friends were dead. The birds ate them. You could see the front of their skeletons after he chased the birds away. They were a circus but they did weird things and nobody liked them, so British soldiers killed them. I didn't tell Ben's granddad that I am British in case he thought I was one of the soldiers. He said they wore red coats. The man got mad and upset and set his caravan on fire while he was still inside. Ben's granddad said their bodies were immolated, so they turned into smoke and blew away. But then he said that some of the smoke came back, and people in the town got scared because one of the soldiers was found tied to a statue in the churchyard. Ben's granddad said it was horrible, because the soldier's face was smiling like he won the goddamn lottery but he was also terrified at the same time, and no man should ever look like that. There was a war between Britain and America then and the soldiers went to fight. Everyone made friends again and someone built a big farm house on the same land where the circus was burned, using wood from their caravans. Some English people came to live in the town. They said they were being watched by a man they couldn't see properly. He would be at the edge of their field far away from their house. Other times he would be standing at the edge of the woods along their back garden. They couldn't tell who he was but they thought he was wearing something on his face. The man didn't say anything or even move, just stood there watching them. Once the dad opened the door and shouted at him. He didn't reply. The dad got a gun and fired it to scare him off. The man just turned and walked into the woods. He didn't even run. There was a little girl around my age living in the house. One day she came in laughing and crying, saying the man had killed her dog. It was a big shaggy dog and the family loved him because he protected them. She said the man was outside, closer than he'd ever come before. She said they had never been able to make out his face because he was wearing a scary red mask that looked awful. He had ripped their dog open with his bare hands but he couldn't eat its gizzards because his mouth wouldn't open, so he lifted the dog up and shook it so that its insides slopped down all over him. He was making a weird noise, like mmmm-MMMMMMM-mmmmmm-MMMMMMM! and doing some kind of dance. Ben's granddad said it was like he was celebrating a goddamn home run. I can't remember what happened next but I had to go to the toilet because I felt sick and I didn't want to hear about the man. When I went back down, Ben's granddad was finishing by saying the scary man hated all British people and he wouldn't let them live on that land. Everyone looked white-faced and Ben was trying not to cry. I can't stop thinking about the man and the dog and the noises he made. Mummy says I'm not to go to Ben's house ever again. 12th October 1999 Ben isn't allowed to play with me. His mummy says my family are trouble. My mummy says his mummy is a pillock. I feel sorry for Ben because his family are so horrible. The others at school play a game at playtime and sometimes in the evening that they call Old Man Tag or Creepshow Tag. It's like Tiggy Hiddie, which is what we called Tiggy-Hide-And-Seek back in Barnsley. One person is on, and the rest have to run and hide, then the person who's on has to find them and tig them by touching them and shouting Mr Creepshow Killed You. I asked them who Mr Creepshow is and they said he's the man from Ben's granddad's story. I'm not allowed to play because they said that Mr Creepshow hates British boys and girls and if they caught me, they'd really have to kill me. 14th October 1999 My mummy won't let me play out in the garden. I saw her looking at the woods near our house, but she wouldn't tell me why. 17th October 1999 I've got to go to the doctor because I am not sleeping very well and I keep feeling sick. Mummy says the noises are in my imagination because of the story Ben's granddad told me. But why does she keep looking out of the window at night if the noises aren't real? She phoned Ben's mummy and they had an argument but my mummy said, “Have some bloody common sense!” and hung up. Mummy is very sensible and she also likes to get the last word in. I'm going to the doctor next week. 19th October 1999 I am getting very tired. It's hard to sleep because I keep having dreams about a man with a red face coming into our house and killing us. I can hear him sometimes. It wakes me up at night. I'm too scared to go to the window now. This time they weren't from far away. Mummy says I'm imagining it. Why can't she hear him laughing? 23rd October 1999 Mummy has installed spotlights at the front and back of our house. I can't get to sleep at night because the one outside my bedroom keeps switching on. 24th October 1999 The doctor was very kind. He said that Ben's granddad was naughty for telling me the stories about Mr Creepshow, and that I mustn't listen to everyone at school. He said they don't get many English boys in the Bible Belt so people would tease me for being new. The doctor gave my mummy some weird blue pills and said I should only take them when necessary. He asked me lots of questions about how I was feeling and if I'd been feeling upset for a long time. It scared me a bit because he kept asking about the laughing. I think he thought I was imagining it, but I'm not. I know I'm not imagining it because today, Ben was scared to death and crying at school. He said someone had horribly killed an animal in the woods where we normally play, near my house, and hung it from some trees by ropes. Ben thinks we have brought Mr Creepshow to life by telling his story. 25th October 1999 I couldn't sleep last night so mummy made me take one of the blue pills, but she cut it in half and said that a full one is too much for my little tummy. I got really dreamy and peaceful but at the same time it didn't feel very nice. My dreams were weird and it felt like I wasn't properly asleep. In my dreams, I heard Mr Creepshow laughing in my garden. It was really hard for me to move like it is in bad dreams. When I got out of bed, I fell into my bedside table and knocked my Spider-Man over. I might have banged my head. Mr Creepshow was dancing in the garden at the edge of our spotlight. He pointed at my window and I opened it because I thought he wanted to talk to me. Mummy must have taken the other half of my pill, because she didn't wake up when he started singing. It was a horrible song. There weren't even any words. He sounded like a dog. Then he turned around and started doing something I couldn't see. When he turned back to me, he was juggling something. It was very dark outside and my eyes were tired but I am very good at eye tests and I thought they looked like toy birds. Mr Creepshow sang a song about it being fun to eat dead animals. I started crying. He got mad and stopped juggling. Then he threw one of the things he was juggling. It banged off the glass. I fell over backwards and then got back on my bed to wait until morning when it would be safe. Nothing happened for a long time and then I had a different dream which carried on from the first one. I saw one of Mr Creepshow's hands curling around my window ledge like he was climbing in from outside. His skin was like a monster's, all red and bubbled. I screamed and screamed. That woke Mummy up. She came running in and turned the light on. I told her Mr Creepshow was outside and she went to the window. I screamed and screamed for her not to look out because he would get her. I thought for an awful minute she would put her head out of my open window, but she closed it and locked it instead, and I slept in her bed for the rest of the night. Mummy told me I'd been having bad dreams and said she was flushing those bloody pills down the bog. She said we are never going back to that doctor. I asked when daddy was home. She said he would be back next week and I had to be brave until then and not let bad dreams scare me. It felt a bit better when she told me it was just a dream. Mummy said men don't dance and juggle in kid's gardens, and that I should stop listening to my friends telling me stupid stories. But if it was a dream, why was my Spider-Man still broken in the morning? After we had breakfast, Mummy found a dead bird in the back garden and said it must have flown into my window, and that a cat must have got it, even though there aren't any cats where we live, because she couldn't find its head. 26th October 1999 I slept in Mummy's room and still had bad dreams about Mr Creepshow climbing in through our windows and using his long fingers like claws. He is always laughing in my dreams, but he says that he laughs to stop himself from screaming, and that he hurts people to make them scream so he doesn't have to. The others at school have told me lots about him. They say that screams are his song and that he wants to write the longest and loudest song in the world. 27th October 1999 Mummy is looking very ill and she has to take tablets to sleep properly. She seems scared whenever she looks at me. It is very frightening but she keeps saying nothing is wrong. All my American friends are really excited about Halloween, which is weird. Nobody really cares about it in England except to get free sweets from people. Ben hasn't been back to school for a few days. Everyone is saying Mr Creepshow got his family because they knew too much about him. I don't know what that means. The girls at school were crying because two of their dogs have been murdered. People are teasing me because if you see where the dogs were killed, it makes a zig-zag line towards my house. They say Mr Creepshow knows a British boy is living on his land and he's coming to get me. But that's silly, we live in a big house, not a farm. We haven't got any cows or anything. 29th October 1999 He was definitely in our house last night. I wasn't dreaming. I wasn't! The back light kept going on and off and I couldn't sleep. I stood on my bedside table and tried to hang my duvet over the curtain rail to block the light but it was too heavy to lift all the way up. Then I saw Mr Creepshow tip-toeing across the garden like Wiley Coyote. I couldn't see him when he went under my window and I didn't want to open the window and put my head out of it in case he bit it off. He didn't say anything and no noise came from outside so eventually I did open the window and I did look down. He was climbing in through a downstairs window. I saw one of his feet disappear into the house. He wasn't wearing clown shoes. He had bare feet but they were red and bubbly. The bottoms of his trousers were torn. I ran into Mummy's room and screamed at her to wake up but she wouldn't, even when I shook her. There was a bottle of pills on her bedside table that I didn't recognise but they said TRANQUILIZER on the label. Mummy's bedroom door creaked. I looked back at the landing but it was too dark to see anything. I could hear him breathing though. I started crying and begging Mummy to wake up. “Your mommy will never wake up,” Mr Creepshow said from the dark landing. His voice was terrible, I've never heard anything like it. I'll never forget a single word. “Do you know what I did to her pills, little friend? I broke them open and put bugs inside. Then I put them back together and your mommy ate some. Now she's got alien bugs inside her! Who knows what they'll do!” He started laughing but it sounded like he was crying at the same time. Even though I couldn't see him, I could hear his body creaking as he moved, like he was made out of wood. Then he went quiet, but I think I heard him growling. I begged him to help her. Then he said, “If you will play with me, I'll do whatever you want, little friend.” I didn't want to, but told him I would so that he'd save Mummy. He went quiet again. Then he spoke loudly in a happy voice that made me jump. “Of course I'll help you! Just sit by her side until morning light, and look at her face. Be sure, now – look only at her face! If you take your eyes away from her for longer than it takes to blink, she will die foaming at the mouth and howling like an animal!” I screamed and jumped onto the bed, holding Mummy's hand and looking at her face until my eyes burned and her face seemed to turn green. Mr Creepshow laughed and his body creaked and crackled as he ran downstairs. I could hear banging and crashing for hours and hours. Then he stopped laughing, he stopped breaking things, he just stopped. It was getting lighter outside. Mummy finally woke up and she was so scared when she saw me. She hugged me and when I told her what had happened, she said that no-one had messed about with her pills and that there were no such things as alien bugs. I begged her not to go downstairs and I couldn't cry anymore but I tried to cry. When she went downstairs, she called me to come to her. I was so scared that my feet seemed to keep sticking to the stairs. When I finally got to her, she was standing in the living-room. Nothing was out of place. Nothing was broken. Mummy says she is going to take me to a special doctor who will understand why I am having such terrible nightmares. 30th October 1999 He was in our room again tonight. Mummy was asleep and snoring. I woke up from a bad dream because I heard him crying. He sounded very sad. He was sitting on Mummy's dressing table with his face in his hands. It was difficult to see what he was doing in the dark but he stopped crying and slowly looked up at me. His face was all bloody and hurt. It looked like a mask. I was too scared even to scream or cry. “Tomorrow will be a happy day!” he said. His mouth didn't move properly, like it wasn't working, but I could still understand him. Then he crawled under the bed and made growling sounds until the sun came up. After that, he wasn't there anymore. 31st October 1999 1st November 1999 My dear friends! I now see that I was wrong about the man I so crudely labelled “Mister Creepshow”. We are going to play together forever and ever. We are having so much fun! My friend is more of a tutor or guardian than my distant, despised father. How he has taught me to sing!
  23. MajorRawne

    Creepypasta: Mr Creepshow

    Thank you for the feedback, it is much appreciated. The Wile E Coyote thing was a deliberate mistake. Having the blank entry was a bit contentious. It's supposed to show that something has happened to the kid on that day.
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    Coffee vs. climate change: The news is not good

    Well I'm backing out of the topic as I've de-railed it enough.
  25. Yes, Nintendo, with its epic market share outside of Japan.