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[PATV] Monday, July 8, 2013 - CheckPoint Season 3, Ep. 4: Mattrick Goes to the Dogs

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edited July 2013 in The Penny Arcade Hub

image[PATV] Monday, July 8, 2013 - CheckPoint Season 3, Ep. 4: Mattrick Goes to the Dogs

Not content with ruining one company, Mattrick sets his sights Zyngward.

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    Gumba MastaGumba Masta Registered User regular
    The first few times I heard that as "solving the earth"

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    ender1200ender1200 Registered User regular
    funny episode, bot how is the DF piece considered news?

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    HalceonHalceon Registered User regular
    While it's old hat for most fans, the 20 years estimate reached the press last week. At least the press that LRR people read.

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    metroidkillahmetroidkillah Local Bunman Free Country, USARegistered User regular
    In all fairness, Canada did ,like, 20 things on July 1st. So I'm guessing July 1 is "Let's Do Something Significant To Our History" Day up there?

    I'm not a nice guy, I just play one in real life.
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    DrakkonDrakkon Registered User regular
    Australia: If you call it something else, it isn't objectionable and we'll rate your game, even though it is still the same thing.

    By that logic, is Rape ok if we call it aggressive one-sided lovemaking?

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    SiddownSiddown Registered User regular
    I know it's easy to bash Microsoft and the XBone, but it does include Kinect v. the Ars Technica chart of an XBox 360 without it. So that'd account for the $23, 2013 dollar comparison and then some.

    So while it's not factually incorrect to say that the new XBone is more expensive than the 360 adjusted for inflation, it's a little misleading. Kinect v2 may or may not be a good technology, but comparing the two isn't exactly comparing apples to apples.

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    Scars UnseenScars Unseen Registered User regular
    Sure it is. They are comparing the base 360 vs the base 180. It's not Ars Technica's fault that Microsoft is forcing the Kinect down consumers' throats this go round.

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    enderandrewenderandrew Systems Engineer OmahaRegistered User regular
    I don't understand how historically the 360 is said to have had a $300 launch price, and the PS3 to have had a $600 launch price. The cheaper 360 had no hard drive, which completely limited its functionality. You needed to spend $400 on a 360 to get a hard drive.

    The PS3 had a $500 model. $600 was the model with the larger hard drive, but the $400 360 and $500 PS3 were comparable. The difference in price was $100, but one included a Blu Ray player and the other didn't at a time when stand alone Blu Ray players were $500 by themselves.

    In purchasing the PS3, I saw myself purchasing what was at the time considered one of the best Blu Ray players on the market that also happened to include a free console.

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    rembrandtqeinsteinrembrandtqeinstein Registered User regular
    If only the DF people would release an API that lets users write an interface wrapper. The game is spectacular but the interface really holds it back.

    Also I have a dream of multi-player dwarf fortress both co-op and competitive. Or gawds...a DF persistent world where forts sent out raiding parties against other forts!

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    wormspeakerwormspeaker Objectively Terrible Registered User regular
    @Siddown Yes, but by that same logic, the NES did not have a DVD drive, so obviously a console with a DVD drive is the better value, right?

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    SiddownSiddown Registered User regular
    @wormspeaker, I think @enderandrew did a better job explaining. They chose the most stripped down model to compare too.

    That's fine, it's not factually incorrect and I'm not accusing anyone of being shady. It's just misleading.

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    Zachary AmaranthZachary Amaranth Registered User regular
    Extra Credits' one good idea. But, of course for the fact that there's really nothing stopping bad players from spamming good players to lower their rep. Claims that it's not "automatic" only went to the concept of a one-time slam knocking you.

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    SiddownSiddown Registered User regular
    edited July 2013

    I have no idea how the system works, but unless they are morons I'd hope they wouldn't count the same person's mutes more than once.

    So if I'm a DB and want to grief you, I couldn't just spam mute/block to lower your rating more than the incremental value from lowering it once. I guess if you had a crapload of mean players they could all target a single player, but even then I'd imagine it's be pretty easy to figure out what's going on.

    Siddown on
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    Echo2OmegaEcho2Omega Registered User regular
    To all the people in "red"


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    robferobfe Registered User new member
    It's kinda disconcerting the way your eyes scan across the autocue :/. Awesome work otherwise though :)

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    RottonappleRottonapple Registered User regular
    damn you Square Enix, first you teased me with the PS3 tech demo trailer, then the off shoot games of FFVII after the movie, and now you tease me again? Just give me my HD FFVII remake so I can summon the desire to spend the money on a next gen consol.

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    Samus AranSamus Aran Registered User regular
    I don't want a FF7 Remake it was great the way it was it is fine to stay that way too :D. By the way in the original FF7 game cloud's clothes are purple not black!

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    TyrranisTyrranis Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Meh, not really a fan of the Final Fantasy series. I tend to play the storylines in JRPGs, and having to stop every so often in order to level up my character breaks the flow somewhat. It's like running a marathon where anyone who crosses the finish before a set time gets punched in the face. You don't tend to go to marathons unless you want to run, and having a penalty for running too much is just stupid.

    I don't mind the grind in other games so much, like Killing Floor or Disgaea as there isn't any feel of urgency with what the game is asking you to do, or the grinding is usually a secondary goal to a bigger objective (Item dungeons in Disgaea are dungeons randomly generated for an item in your inventory. The more of an items dungeon you clear, the more powerful the item, and you can level your characters while you are at it)

    Still, for those that want more FFVII, it did just get released recently on Steam.

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    JediMBJediMB SwedenRegistered User new member
    Man, that Cloud outfit would totally tempt me to pre-order... if only I gave half a crap about Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels.

    I'll admit I really like the look.

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    Iron LungIron Lung Registered User regular
    Dat Kathleen Trollface at the end.
    My heart grew three sizes this day.

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    dead.juicedead.juice Registered User regular
    2033? I'm still going to walk into Gamestop and ask if they are doing pre-orders yet.

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    LaogrithLaogrith Registered User regular
    love that smile at the end!

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    tumtum42tumtum42 Registered User regular
    freedom eagle day

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    likalarukulikalaruku Registered User regular
    Zynga is pretty generous, actually: It's really easy to make free game cash in Zynga, now that you can watch an infinite amount of commercials. All you do is play a PC game or a browser game in another tab & hit refresh when the commercial stops. Don;t want to hear it either? You can mute it. Also if you email tech support directly instead of bitching in the forums & you're nice, they'll give you some credit & a free item.

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    ceebeeceebee Registered User new member
    Kathleen deserves an Oscar for that smile.

    Or, you know, whatever is the Canadian equivalent of an Oscar :)

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