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  1. https://www.eurogamer.net/square-enix-sells-off-western-studios-and-ip-including-tomb-raider-and-deus-ex Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, along with a number of franchises including Tomb Raider, Theif, Deus Ex and Legacy of Kain among others are being sold to Embracer Group for $300 000 000. Every major acquisition of this kind I've heard about in the games industry tends to amount to billions of dollars. My (admittedly limited) understanding of how these things are supposed to work does not at all compute with the absurdity of this. Like, is Tomb Raider not at least worth more than $300 000 000 on its own or something? And the icing on the ketchup and poprock cake, the money Square Enix is getting from this is apparently intended to be invested in the blockchain and NFTs. Like, that thing most gamers vocally despise and do not want and has garnered little to no success in the gaming market. That thing. Obviously, I am very confused about this and was excited to see what others here thought about it only to find that the thread hadn't been made yet. So, I'd like to hear what those who are more informed on these things than I have to say about this.
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    This guy gives such a weird desription of Doom

    Wait... but didn't writing still predate Plato by a few thousand years? Like, Greece had already gone through at least one or two entirely different writing systems (Linear A & B) before settling on the one we're familiar with. And isn't the primary reason we have any idea who Socrates is was because Plato wrote about him? I'm not a well-read historian by any means, but this does not at all jive with my understanding of Plato. Honestly feels more like something Socrates would have said, as to my knowledge Socrates never wrote anything down himself. Unless perhaps this is a position Plato had early in life when he was still just a pupil of Socrates, and his position changed later. Though I have read an excerpt from Plato's Republic for a philosophy class, and it felt very much like an old man rambling about some important thing that youth apparently don't understand which will be their downfall. Though that part was supposedly Socrates speaking. Anyways, the ignorant will always see some problem in something they don't understand and will then blame that thing for society's problems. Nothing new.
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    What is your favorite font?

    You can thank the Humanists for that development. At some point a group of them decided that the more 'gothic' script in common usage was too inelegant and they pushed for what they considered a more 'proper' writing style that they developed based on Roman etchings and scripts (modern upper case letters are very similar to what you'd see carved in stone while lower case letters are more like what a Roman would actually write on paper. These lettering styles weren't commonly mixed until the Humanists started doing it). I like a lot of the scripts used in the Middle Ages, though, if they weren't so difficult to transcribe quickly I'd probably write like that unironically. That, and I actually want other people to be able to read my handwriting. As for my favourite font, Times New Roman. Perfectly legible for anyone yet not as bare-bones and boring as whatever passes for a 'user-friendly' font nowadays. It was the default font for a long time for a reason.
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    Random Image Thread

    Because the people in charge of that big red "end the world" button have more important things to worry about than the unconventional manner in which the people of this world express themselves through imagery. It is quite shallow to assume that just because someone created an image you find grotesque or disturbing that those people have somehow 'tainted' the entire world with their weirdness, the only 'cure' for which is complete unexistence. The vast majority of those weird people are just seeking an outlet for a part of themselves that society has deemed 'wrong' by some arbitrary criterion. They have no control over these 'dark' aspects, and trying to suppress a part of oneself is harmful. I understand that your statement is hyperbolic, but that doesn't change its message. You may not realize it, but statements like that are not harmless. The fact that there are people, like you, who will say things like this without a second thought I feel is much more damaging than whatever it is they, and you, are reacting to. Back to your regularly scheduled randomness.
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    War in Ukraine

    Apparently a certain Russian president is claiming that Ukraine, a country lead by a democratically elected, not to mention Jewish, president, is a hotbed for nazis in an attempt to demonize the country and justify this violence. It seems that the Russians who do support this war believe that ethnic Russians within Ukraine have been living under the threat of genocide for years, and this war is meant to 'free' them from a murderous regime. Propaganda is wild, man. Of course I guess it's possible that the articles I just read might also be propaganda depending on who you ask. People are dying. There is no justification for this. May the survivors piece their shattered lives together, and may the small handful of people responsible for this senseless bloodshed meet swift justice for this thoughtless campaign.
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    Hell Denizen (new video)

    I would be disappointed if she changed the voice acting. It lends itself to creating an odd atmosphere that I feel gives the few gameplay segments we've seen so far a lot of their personality. The fourth ammo type could be cans of compressed hydrogen, which is highly flammable and a key component in cold fusion.
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    Any quest ideas for D&D?

    A side-quest idea I've had for a long time (though I've unfortunately not DM'd enough to ever try it) would be a T-Rex loose at a circus. The idea being that this T-Rex was the star attraction and had been "tamed" by the ring leader (when in reality it had been put under an enchantment that compels it to follow the ring leader's commands to the letter). During a performance the players would be present for, the ring leader would make some sort of mistake (stammering, fumbling over his words, something like that) that the T-Rex would interpret as being a command to kill him. Now the T-Rex is running amok, potentially letting all the other dangerous animals out of their cages which the party will need to deal with. Oh, and the T-Rex is painted to look like a giant clown wearing a regular sized top hat. If they players are too low level it could be an Albertasaurus instead of a T-Rex. You could play that as the circus employing false advertising.
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    How do you handle your Mouse?

    I pinch the tail and lift it up vertically, occasionally shaking it if it tries to climb up and bite me before I can toss it at a cat. I try not to be too rough, as I'd rather it have at least a bit of a chance of getting away. Oh. In that case, manta. No other style feels natural or comfortable.
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    Open World Games with a Finite Populace

    Unfortunately, Warner Bros. Interactive took out a patent on the Nemesis System that somehow got granted to them. So, unless it's a game published by Warner Bros., you will not see a system like this again until that patent runs out.
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    I want to express the utter malice and contempt I hold towards NFTs, but I feel like trying to describe it would only serve to define, and thus limit my hatred. NFTs are one of the few new """"""""""""big things"""""""""""" to come about in my lifetime that I cannot see any positives in. There is literally nothing of actual value being gained here, it's just a tool being used to scam and launder. The fact that it runs on blockchain and thus uses considerable resources to accomplish effectively nothing pushes it over the edge for me. They need a blanket ban, which unfortunately won't ever happen.
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    Ever miss the analog world?

    Not particularly, mostly because I still own pretty much all the 'retro' stuff from my childhood (I can't classify very much of it as being 'analogue'). The only thing I don't have is a CRTV, my dad made us get rid of them several years ago and I wish I'd made us keep one of them. Playing PS2 games on a flatscreen just doesn't feel the same, and some games just look worse in my opinion. I also have since acquired an SNES, and would like to be able to play A Link to the Past without the latency ruining the experience. We still have our old VHS tapes, though they haven't been used in years. A while ago while I did watch some movies off of VHS, and the experience of just handling the tapes was oddly comforting. I didn't care that the picture and sound quality was bad (these were old, well-worn tapes), getting to see The Dark Crystal for the first time on VHS was an experience I'm glad I got to have. For me, getting to simply just handle the physical media is a critical part of the experience that I always miss whenever I'm doing something entirely digitally. I can still remember the first time my dad let me browse the internet unsupervised. I was probably like eight years old, and he trusted that I was smart enough to use it responsibly and not get into anything I shouldn't. I'm not sure if I could do the same until any hypothetical child I may have is notably older than I was, with the way things are now and with how they're likely to progress. The selection of content geared towards younger users wasn't nearly as shit as it is now, that's for certain.
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    What Was Your Last Purchase?

    I bought the first three Shantae games from the 3DS eShop the other day, so naturally that's when my charging cable stops working. I don't know when I'm going to be able to go back to my apartment to get my spare, so now I have a 3DS with a bunch of games on it that I want to play and I can't actually use it...
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    Winnie the Pooh is now Public

    If all this is true, I look forward to the swath of passionate reinventions of a beloved franchise and the cesspool of decadent depravity that will come from this.
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    Post your Favorite GIFS

    I have scoured my laptop to locate my various stashes of gifified memery to bring you this haphazardly curated selection of images that Doomworld let me upload because they weren't too large. I'm pretty sure all of these have already been posted elsewhere on Doomworld either by me or someone else. Enjoy the succulence of these fine memes.
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    New Year 2022

    Year Everyone New Happy!