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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Melding wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    what did gtav get put up against?

    a bunch of garbage and also the greatest puzzle game of all time

    that's not a useful answer. other than it got to picross 3d.

    The real answer is that I don't remember all of them. The last ones it hit were...Picross 3D, Deadly Premonition, Star War: Revenge of the Sith (GBA) and Chess System Tal II, I think

    wait, did gtav beat Revenge of the Sith GBA?

    five is a bigger number than two

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    so help me god I will do a solo podcast about me yelling about christmas music

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited December 2015
    I actually think the list is pretty solid, and is more often than not pretty accurate

    Though there is definitely some of what you might refer to as "noise" in the data, spots where jokes and biases have misplaced games

    Uncharted, I of the dragon, and even Westfront probably shouldn't be as high as they are, and sonic shuffle probably shouldn't be as low as it is

    And there's definitely a temptation to say "well then let's correct the noise!"

    But that's actually falling into the fallacy that your opinions are somehow more objective than those who ranked a given game, which is the exact attitude that the show is mocking

    For everyone who thinks it's stupid that a bunch of poorly playing obscur adventure games have outranked COD4, there's someone who hates first person shooters because they can't control them, someone who finds the RPG multiplayer mechanics COD4 invented obnoxious, someone who's uncomfortable with the way that game arguably glorifies war even as it pays lip service to the horrors it can involve

    There's no way to actually differentiate the noise from the signal because that's inherently a subjective judgment. All you can do is step far enough back that the noise isn't obvious, at which point, like I said, I actually think this is a pretty solid ranked list of 115 video games

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    KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    all complaints about the accuracy of let's place will vanish on the day when I am finally able to place

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    the more games that get added the more it will all shake out in a better manner, but that said i really want to try playing Wiz n' Liz

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    There's also a tendency to over-scrutinize the top of the list

    No one cares about whether the 55th game should be the 75th, but they care a lot if they think the 5th game should be the 25th, even though there's no real difference there other than a perceived level of prestige associated with being near the top

    Considering that this is fundamentally a stupid joke and its complete lack of merit as anything meaningful is the entire punchline I've actually thought about this a lot

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    the more games that get added the more it will all shake out in a better manner, but that said i really want to try playing Wiz n' Liz

    wiz n liz is so good!

    the folks on the episode it was ranked on never even caught the existence of the 2 player vs mode

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    oh, I think GTA went up against Wiz n' Liz, too

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    There's also a tendency to over-scrutinize the top of the list

    No one cares about whether the 55th game should be the 75th, but they care a lot if they think the 5th game should be the 25th, even though there's no real difference there other than a perceived level of prestige associated with being near the top

    Considering that this is fundamentally a stupid joke and its complete lack of merit as anything meaningful is the entire punchline I've actually thought about this a lot

    I mean, yes, your arguments are sound.

    But also I gave you three RFYL episodes to edit, because you said you wanted to help me.

    You edited one over the course of a month.

    I feel a little neglected here, and I am a petty person who holds a grudge.

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    AND YOU COULDN'T EVEN PUT IT IN THE GOSH DANG OP

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    I come to Lets Place for the fun conversation and the chance to push Luke one step closer to the edge of madness

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    There's also a tendency to over-scrutinize the top of the list

    No one cares about whether the 55th game should be the 75th, but they care a lot if they think the 5th game should be the 25th, even though there's no real difference there other than a perceived level of prestige associated with being near the top

    Considering that this is fundamentally a stupid joke and its complete lack of merit as anything meaningful is the entire punchline I've actually thought about this a lot

    I mean, yes, your arguments are sound.

    But also I gave you three RFYL episodes to edit, because you said you wanted to help me.

    You edited one over the course of a month.

    I feel a little neglected here, and I am a petty person who holds a grudge.

    Oh yeah let's not mince words that was shitty and I am sorry

    Part of it came down to me wanting to do a LOT of work on the episodes. Cut out all the boring rules discussion, delete all the dead air, add incidental music to everything, and generally try to give it a real strong air of professionalism

    And it turned out that that took a lot of time and I couldn't make time to do it, and then I got frustrated that I couldn't do it and felt like if I was going to publish the episodes at all I wanted to do it right, which really just turned into procrastination until you justifiably got sick of waiting on me

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    MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    i was putting as much effort into each pairing as the others.

    Related, i'm stilling reading about Vitamin X, there is more to this series. And i'm scared.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    THROW SOME CHRISTMAS SONGS IN THIS SPREADSHEET I feel like doing something stupid tomorrow

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    The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    Kilroy wrote: »
    all complaints about the accuracy of let's place will vanish on the day when I am finally able to place

    every time i place and there's an open slot you're the first person i mention

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Also I just co'd the list from the old thread, I will add rfyl

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    and I copied that list from the thread before

    we really do need a comprehensive list for forumer podcasts

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    THROW SOME CHRISTMAS SONGS IN THIS SPREADSHEET I feel like doing something stupid tomorrow

    we've got some good ones on here people but we need some real stinkers or this whole enterprise is bankrupt

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    I can't write on the spreadsheet on mobile

    someone add "smash christmas" by neil cicierega

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I can't write on the spreadsheet on mobile

    someone add "smash christmas" by neil cicierega

    done

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    I can't write on the spreadsheet on mobile

    someone add "smash christmas" by neil cicierega

    You have a sickness, TDOT

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    To break kayfabe for a moment

    When I place if I actually care about the game or at least know about it I try to have somewhat reasonable arguments about it

    But when I have no idea about anything about it or think it would be hilarious to focus on one insignifcant aspect of it (mostly to drive Luke nuts) I run with it

    It's very fun

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    there are at least four versions of last christmas on this list, this is good

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    Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    there are at least four versions of last christmas on this list, this is good

    It's like, twenty now

    Literally all those rows are on the same row as a Last Christmas cover

    Duke 2.0 on
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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    there are at least four versions of last christmas on this list, this is good

    It's like, twenty now

    yeah i added those

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    this podcast is now about placing versions of last christmas

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    there are at least four versions of last christmas on this list, this is good

    It's like, twenty now

    yeah i added those

    Approximately how many BNL songs were you responsible for?

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Stilts wrote: »
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    there are at least four versions of last christmas on this list, this is good

    It's like, twenty now

    yeah i added those

    Approximately how many BNL songs were you responsible for?

    well I'm responsible for two

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    I was gonna put Elfs Lament but someone already so now I'm done

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    there are at least four versions of last christmas on this list, this is good

    It's like, twenty now

    yeah i added those

    Approximately how many BNL songs were you responsible for?

    zero

    i can name um

    2 BNL songs

    wait, wait

    3

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    The BNL Christmas album is my favorite Christmas album

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    KilroyKilroy timaeusTestified Registered User regular
    I also can't edit on mobile but I have suggestions:

    "Mary Did You Know?" by whatever jackoff sang this patronizing piece of trash after clearly not reading the Magnificat or else he would relalize that Mary knew better than anyone who her son was

    "Adam Lay Ybounden" sung by the choir of King's College

    "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" by whoever you want, this song is great

    "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" also by whoever you want

    "What Child Is This" see above

    "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" is not technically a Christmas song but it's close enough and is also one of my top three favorite hymns of all time

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    there are at least four versions of last christmas on this list, this is good

    It's like, twenty now

    yeah i added those

    Approximately how many BNL songs were you responsible for?

    zero

    i can name um

    2 BNL songs

    wait, wait

    3

    Wait

    Did I just confuse BNL with They Might Be Giants

    How in the world did I do that?

    Hold on I need to lie down for a moment

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    i did however add Santa's Beard by They Might Be Giants and contemplated adding Feast of Lights but I didn't because it is a hannukkah song and not a christmas song

    'sa good song though

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_qcT_KeWmA

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    The BNL Christmas album is my favorite Christmas album

    it's PRETTY good

    I don't know who put elf's lament on there but I added footprints, which might be my secret favorite BNL song

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    there are at least four versions of last christmas on this list, this is good

    It's like, twenty now

    yeah i added those

    Approximately how many BNL songs were you responsible for?

    zero

    i can name um

    2 BNL songs

    wait, wait

    3

    Wait

    Did I just confuse BNL with They Might Be Giants

    How in the world did I do that?

    Hold on I need to lie down for a moment
    IT'S BEEN a really long time since I've seen a fuck up this bad

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Kilroy wrote: »
    "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" is not technically a Christmas song but it's close enough and is also one of my top three favorite hymns of all time

    That is

    A pretty metal name for a hymn

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Kilroy wrote: »
    I also can't edit on mobile but I have suggestions:

    "Mary Did You Know?" by whatever jackoff sang this patronizing piece of trash after clearly not reading the Magnificat or else he would relalize that Mary knew better than anyone who her son was

    "Adam Lay Ybounden" sung by the choir of King's College

    "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" by whoever you want, this song is great

    "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" also by whoever you want

    "What Child Is This" see above

    "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" is not technically a Christmas song but it's close enough and is also one of my top three favorite hymns of all time

    definitely added the BNL/Sarah McLachlan version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen already, will look at options for the others

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