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Chow Yun Thin

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    Earworm Thread - What Song Is Stuck In Your Head?

    *meekly raises hand* Only during the Christmas season though (Friday after Thanksgiving to December 25th YOUHEARMERETAILERS); otherwise, fuck that noise any other time of the year. I don't know why I look forward to listening to that corny schlock during the season. I guess part of it is that it does remind me of past Christmases, even though I didn't listen to the music back then. Another part is that I listen to it on a stream with headphones and can mute it at any time. I sympathize with the retail people and others who have this shit forced upon them without giving other options. You're a good guy for not doing that to your people. I despise holiday creep. I get why retailers have the stuff out so early, but having it on my mind for a while burns me out on the holiday and makes it into something to endure rather than enjoy. Christmas is the original and by far the worst offender, and this shit has already spread to other holidays/seasons. Before Christmas is done, they're already selling V-Day cards. Before the red, white and pink are put in the trash, secular bunnies and chicks hail the merchandise onslaught for Respawning Jesus day. The week after school lets out, it's back-to-school sales. I usually make an exception for Halloween stuff in September, but this year they started mid-August. Jeez, let us have a breather so that it doesn't blur together into SummerWeenGivingXmas.
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    So... internet shutdown on september 30th

    Oh what the hell? This whole time I thought it was Levar Burton.
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    Absurdly well known videogame trivia

    Will Wright's idea for The Sims came about when his home was burnt down and he was trying to rebuild his life and house afterwards. It takes a special kind of person to find inspiration in personal tragedy.
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    Do you own any old game consoles/games

    I have an NES that's rather janky, like certain games have glitched graphics (RC Pro-Am) or missing/buzzing sound (SMB1, Kirby's Adventure). I also have an N64 that's mostly FPS games and the Nintendo classics. I used to have a clear Gameboy but it went missing a very long time ago.
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    Who is this guy?

    No idea, but his brother was in UT2004. https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/unreal/images/c/c3/!UT2004-Juggernauts-Frostbite.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20180403153348&path-prefix=en
  6. Oh wow, I never knew that about Alex. I came in when the game went retail and the story was that he had major depression while making the mod. That was still a dick move nonetheless. Oh this just got uglier. The CEO of Tripwire just stepped down because of backlash over an anti-abortion law he voiced support for. I knew that he was a Jesus guy, but damn...
  7. Killing Floor 2, though I never engaged the community nor play the game any more. There was one person on the KF2 Steam forums who kept suggesting illogical weapons for certain Perks and was very insistent on them for the 2 years I played the game. The one that sticks out in my mind is adding the M249 SAW for the Commando Perk. There was already a similar weapon in the Stoner 63A, but he insisted on the SAW using a 60-round casket mag: while the SAW can be mag-fed or belt-fed from the get-go, it was my understanding that loading mags into a SAW was only done in an emergency and it didn't feed reliably. It just made the SAW an overweight assault rifle with a fat mag sticking out the side, in which case why even bother with the SAW if an assault rifle with the fat mag would do the job without the bloat? Overall, I got the impression that he put out these suggestions because he wanted the devs to make the game easier for him instead of learning the game mechanics; I wouldn't go so far as to say "git gud" because I hate that thought-terminating phrase with a vengeance. Oh, and he wanted the devs to port the game to UE4 because the game ran terribly on his rig. The Reddit side wasn't much better because of all the arguments dissecting every little bit to the point of pedantry. One guy had a hate-on for any Perk that wasn't accuracy-based, like Demolitions and especially Firebug. Even though I did agree with most of what he said, his penchant bordering on fetish for point-by-point evisceration of opposing arguments turned me off that guy. It wasn't the community that caused me to stop playing KF2 since I mostly played solo, it was the devs' two-facedness about DLC that convinced me.
  8. Every time I hear about Wacky Wheels, I think of the ripoff called Skunny Kart. The guy who made Wacky Wheels originally pitched the idea to his employers before going to Apogee. Unfortunately, he left a copy of the source code which his employers used to make Skunny Kart; not illegal but a dick move nonetheless. I distinctly remember Skunny Kart using voice clips from Looney Tunes, Bart Simpson and the Terminator and that wouldn't have flown today, but I guess those employers didn't give a shit about copyright infringement either. I had a sorta terrible experience playing Mario Kart with my older cousins. Sure, it was funny hearing them trash-talk each other while I was a spectator, not so much as a player. There was strong pressure not to play as certain characters or suffer the consequences, and me being at the bottom of the social totem pole meant I had to obey. Luigi was a no-go because he always played second fiddle to Mario. God help you if you chose Princess because you were called bitch the entire time. I and I alone had to play with a sandwich bag around the controller because my hands sweat a lot. I'm not saying any of this was right, it was just my experience back in the day.
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    Let's discuss the term boomer shooters....

    Not exactly wild about the term, but much better than murder simulator.
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    How To Fix Left Click Not Working

    I've had this problem for quite a long time with my Logitech G500. You'll have to figure out how to open your particular mouse, but I use this guide to fix my mouse switches and it lasts for about 4-5ish months. The comments also suggest lightly rubbing the contacts with fine-grit sandpaper or a dollar bill to clear away any corrosion, though I haven't noticed any on my mouse. The little plastic nub on the top of the microswitch might be worn down. You can use a very small bit of glue itself to add on more material, but I've no idea how long that may last. I don't know what it is about mice post-2010 that have this problem so frequently. I wish I had saved my old MX518 as a backup instead of giving it away.
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    How much coke do you drink a day?

    Highest I ever got was a 20 oz bottle a day and that was a long time ago, but damn, 3 liters?! I had to cut down on soda and save it for special occasions or takeout. Drinking soda like it's water makes it lose its charm.
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    What is this type of door called?

    I found it! They're called Dilating Doors (TVTropes warning!).
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    The Disney Movies thread

    That animated Alice in Wonderland still makes me uncomfortable. I've heard potheads enjoy it for its psychedelic imagery, so (shrugs shoulders) I haven't watched many Pixar movies (Toy Story 1 and 2, Cars 1) because there's always a scene that tugs at the heartstrings a little too much. Buzz realizing he's a toy, Jessie's song, Mcqueen leaving amidst a horde of paparazzi. I guess they do that because of "can't enjoy the highs without knowing the lows", but damn I wasn't expecting to drown in feels.
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    Creepy Videogame music thread

    No way, not when this exists: A good deal of me getting out of the basement was because of this playing, even after clearing out the BOWs there. I don't know if either piece is considered music though, especially with that Drone of Dread.
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    Game Mod idea