World of Horror and a new cute game with gobs of gore
I was really intrigued with the discussion about World of Horror and was lucky enough to nab one of the codes. Thanks so much!
Re: Teaching thank you: Way back in the cub scouts we were taught how to safely handle and pass pocket knives. The giver hands the closed pocket knife to the receiver, the receiver gets a good grip on the knife and says "thank you" to indicate that they are holding it safely, and only then will the giver let go. My family still does this out of habit when handing things to each other. Asking "What do we say?" is also great advice.
Why is Russ' voice so sexy in this episode?
Y'all have a Bot problem still; it isn't difficult to write a script that can brute force the first digit in less than a second.
And it was less than a handful of seconds, y'all. All of them gone, and I am willing to bet you that not a single redemption came from someone who listened to the episode.
I suggest, for future attempts at this, that you hide the first 3 digits of the code and reveal them much in the same way. It should take a bot more than a fraction of a moment to crack all of them, so *maybe* a real fan will actually get one for once.
Edit: Maybe I am just salty lol, disregard this old man yelling at clouds
Y'all have given me so many good movie recs over the last year, that I feel it is my turn to give a good spooky suggestion to YOU!
The Signal (2007) is a tale of mass insanity done properly. Following different main characters as they attempt to overcome the horror that their lives have become in the city of Terminus after a mysterious signal sent over the airwaves begins to alter how people perceive the world around them.
The soundtrack varies depending on the version that you are watching, but the brutal simplicity of the story stays gripping regardless of if you have indie rock, or synthwave, as the score.
The codes are such a nice sentiment, but I think maybe they have a net-negative impact on an otherwise very upbeat comments section.
Dang, ya’ll are fast
I just watched the aMSa documentary, and I have never cared so much about super smash bros in my life. Not even when I was the one playing! Truly epic
Pics of icing Sonic or we riot. Happy Spooky Day!
World of horror is actually made by a developer in Poland! I noticed y'all said it's a Japanese game, understandable mixup since it's so extremely anime
I really like the conversation around games and art needing to be fun. I think any good art (including games under that umbrella) really needs to he compelling first and foremost. That can be mechanically OR narratively, but any game I can think of that seems more or less univerally regarded as great has compelling narrative married to compelling mechanics. The same can be said of painting or movies or music, or any other artform as well, if someone is privvy to the technical aspects of that artform, games are just louder in that regard, I believe, because the people making them almost have to meet the person enjoying them halfway due to the interactive nature of the thing. Would love to hear other's thoughts on this as well.
I know visual novels can be a mixed topic, but have y'all heard of/plan to play Slay the Princess? It's an extremely good horror (comedy?) visual novel with metanarrative fuckery. Great art. Great voice acting. Just came out last week!
Also, one final mention of Breach Wanderers! It officially launched in June (has been in EA for a while and I don't think I've rec'd it since it came out) and is a Slay the Spire-esque roguelike deckbuilder where you can build your own starting deck and draw pile and a lot of characters to unlock! It has cross save on steam and mobile. Highly recommend!
Noon is 1 am my time so I didn't have a snowball's chance of getting one, but I still think it's really cool that you are giving out codes anyway!
Thanks boys! Apparently just got lucky with the first code and was able to just refresh at the right time. Wife and I are huge Ito fans and can’t wait to dig into this one with her. Was gonna end up buying it anyways since Russ and Plante did a great job describing it, but I will never complain about saving $15. Much love and Happy Halloween!
I kinda want to pick the “games we use introduce our kids to video games” I know Kirby was used but wanted if there’s anymore recs for future dad
The World of Horror discussion was so good. Wound up watching a YT vid where somebody went through a few of the early mysteries. I'm also gonna plug Darkwood again. Everyone should play Darkwood! It's the scariest game I've ever played! It's also really fun!
Any game, big or small that you need to watch, as you say, MANY YouTube videos to understand how to play is a no for me. That is very bad game design