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    Doom II - 25 Years Later: An LGR Retrospective

    I gave a heh at calling out Sandy Petersen.
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    React To The Profile Pic Above You

    I think that was the last scene I ever saw of Dragonball, so I never found out how he lost his tail.
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    John Romero's reaction to signing a Doom 3 box is priceless

    Reminds me of this picture of Sean Connery.
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    Doom In Build Engine

    I think there were attempts at remaking Doom 1 and 2 maps in the Hellduke and Doom 2 TCs for DN3D.
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    Game Obsessions You Don't Understand

    That's the allure of online multiplayer: you're always gonna find good players who don't play like the computer or other players. It keeps things interesting and engaging. It's not for me, though. I get way too tilted losing, and that's before the trash talking. I've never understood turn-based rpgs a la early Final Fantasy. Your party stands in an open field against your enemies and take turns using a menu system to direct attacks, spells and what not. Even with pretty effects, I just don't get that appeal. This is more about the triple-A industry than the games.
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    what are some funny doomworld incidents

    Huh, didn't know Hissy was at 2019 Quakecon. We used to have another forum called Post Hell, where shitposts and topics were sent to die. It had a blinding yellow and orange theme with flame gifs at the bottom and some kind of music playing. The last piece of music was "Scorching Savanna" from We ❤ Katamari, as demonstrated in this video by @esselfortium. I was more partial to an earlier song, a snippet from the Picard song. I remember one guy who posted pictures of a woman he claimed was his girlfriend. Someone else happened to figure out where he had gotten the pictures (before the days of reverse image search) and exposed him. The first guy kept denying it, then was given a custom title along the lines of "Reputation is a bubble that bursts when blowing it yourself". He was soon banned afterwards. Another guy had a serious hard-on for Sailor Jupiter. Had her as his avatar and just wouldn't shut up about her, even going so far as to derail discussions. He was also banned. I wish I had better stories to tell, but my memory is shot to shit. I do say that EE was very different a long time ago. More argumentative, and I guess the mods wanted a more mellow mood.
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    Random Image Thread

    I'll admit that I don't watch much TV and I have no idea if current TV shows do this, if they ever did. Reruns definitely do this, but I think whoever is scheduling them is doing it because it's just another episode instead of annoying me specifically. Like the past July, I was babysitting my nephew in and he was watching the PBS kids programming when they put up a themed block of "Christmas in July". I had heard of that phrase as a take-that on the increasing scope of Christmas creep, but unironically doing that seemed off-putting to me. Kinda like Flat Earthers starting off as a satire, only to be joined then forced out by the "true believers". I think my dislike of offseason Christmas episodes stems from noticing said Christmas creep expanding more as the years pass. I distinctly remember my first encounter of it in the mid-00s when I went to a department store at a mall in July and saw a display of ornaments, snow globes and other bric-a-brac, and a radio playing Christmas songs. I noped out of there like it was covered in spiders. A few years later, I went to a CostCo in mid-August and saw snowmen and lights smack dab in the open area where everyone could see. I understand that retailers usually get their seasonal stock way in advance, but I'm still no fan of seeing reminders of the associated holiday until it is actually next in the pipeline (with one exception). And this creep is not just limited to Christmas either; I've seen Valentine's Day cards sold during the week of Christmas day as an example. I think a more cynical person might say the reason for the season creep is to get it into the minds of consumers so they have more time to buy the commercial stuff. I just want to save what little enthusiasm I have for Christmas and use it during the proper time instead of burning out long before the actual day and hating it overall. The one exception I have is Halloween, and that's mostly because the only thing I find worth celebrating in September is the first day of fall, so that month may as well fall in the purview of the Halloween season. It doesn't help that Dinosaur Dracula starts his Halloween countdown around the first of September.
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    Random Image Thread

    Haha I can relate. I get that same feeling of revulsion watching Christmas episodes of tv shows outside of Christmas. There are four-ish weeks out of the year to broadcast those episodes without feeling out of season. But I guess that's a symptom of Christmas creep encroaching on Thanksgiving's and even Halloween's territory.
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    Plasma rifle, or plasma gun?

    I'm going with plasma rifle if only to stand apart from [noun and/or adjective]-gun.
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    TV Tropes Addiction

    Yeah it is, even to the point of it ruining your life.
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    What Video Game Are You Currently Playing?

    This Logitech G500 is getting on my damn nerves with the LMB double-clicking and not letting me drag and drop stuff. It seems to be a common problem with Logitech mice and in my case, it happens more during warmer temperatures. I've already opened the microswitch housing three times before to adjust it, and I really don't want to open it again for fear of cracking off the latch and rendering the button broken. Maybe a tiny strip of scotch tape can close it in that case? I really don't want to go looking for a new mouse if newer ones have the same problem. I'm waiting for a rom hack of Zelda II to come out completed. Yeah, there's a beta patch of all the latest improvements on the first page and the author says it is all but done, but I'm not just keen on playing it. I'm not really a fan of being in beta testing nor Early Access, and certainly not the shenanigans of the likes of Shenmue 3 et al.. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned. I borrowed a Nintendo Switch controller to play emulators on my computer and I rather like it. It's one of the Nintendo-endorsed-but-not-first-party wired USB controllers and is matte black with a gold D-pad and Zelda BOTW branding. No rumble, gyro, wireless connectivity nor amiibo things. It's laid out like the Xbox360 controller instead of the PS3/4 or WiiU gamepad, so my right thumb can touch the D-pad for inventory instead of moving my left thumb off its stick. D-pad is responsive without being awkward for the left thumb. Thumbstick resistance is much closer to the PS3/4 than the 360 and has a large plastic flattop with little ridges on the edges. Index fingers rest comfortably on the digital trigger buttons (never was a fan of the analog ones) and bumpers are quick to tap. I have to use XOutput to get it recognized as a generic controller and map its buttons, but it's painless enough. Great for a no-frills controller. There was an old saved blurb about Killing Floor 2 here, but now is replaced with verbal diarrhea in the spoiler.
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    I'm stuck. . .

    Hold Shift to make him run faster.
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    Random Image Thread

    Damn, that face says, "Fire washes the skin off the bone and the sin off the soul. It cleans away the dirt. And my momma didn't raise herself no dirty boy." It also says he doesn't believe in magic.