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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Ah yes, remember the whole "I Love Bees" thing that was a Halo thing that somehow had nothing to do with Halo?

    Back when alternate reality game marketing was still a pretty novel concept.
    It kind of had something to do with Halo, in the sense that the titular website was being taken over by an AI. Sort of.

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    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Synthesis wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Ah yes, remember the whole "I Love Bees" thing that was a Halo thing that somehow had nothing to do with Halo?

    Back when alternate reality game marketing was still a pretty novel concept.
    It kind of had something to do with Halo, in the sense that the titular website was being taken over by an AI. Sort of.

    Had a ton to do with Halo, actually.

    It's one of the best Halo stories they have told, and most folks have no idea, which is a shame.

    The full audiologs are out there and it is worth a download and listen at some point.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Ah yes, remember the whole "I Love Bees" thing that was a Halo thing that somehow had nothing to do with Halo?

    Back when alternate reality game marketing was still a pretty novel concept.
    It kind of had something to do with Halo, in the sense that the titular website was being taken over by an AI. Sort of.

    Had a ton to do with Halo, actually.

    It's one of the best Halo stories they have told, and most folks have no idea, which is a shame.

    The full audiologs are out there and it is worth a download and listen at some point.

    I've honestly completely forgotten about it after these many years. I'll need to check it out, thanks.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Ilovebees is on point with Halo themes, but noncanon for several reasons, including the use of time travel.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    It's also hella cool to hear about how it all came together, and it's a window into a time that doesn't really exist anymore, with both the internet and things like pay phones playing a part. It's something that's been oft imitated since but that one really did feel like a mystery.

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  • shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Somebody went into a hurricane to continue the ARG story, which is usually cast in a positive way (something something enthusiasm, something something teamwork), but let's be real. That was horrible gross negligence by the company running the ARG that could have had them sued to death and impressive lack of impulse control from the person who did it.

  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Somebody went into a hurricane to continue the ARG story, which is usually cast in a positive way (something something enthusiasm, something something teamwork), but let's be real. That was horrible gross negligence by the company running the ARG that could have had them sued to death and impressive lack of impulse control from the person who did it.

    Didn't hear about that part, that's stupid but honestly that smacks of a lack of common sense

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Ilovebees is on point with Halo themes, but noncanon for several reasons, including the use of time travel.

    The only noncanon bit is the ARG's "hook" into the narrative. The narrative of the ARG happens inside the timeline, between Halo 1 and 2, and touches on some stuff from (much) earlier in the Halo timeline regarding origins of the spartan program, etc.

    The ARG can all but fade away as far as I am concerned; the radio drama I got out of it was some grade A background listening.

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  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    Yeah when they found out that the guy answered the phone in a hurricane, the game masters broke character and told the dude to get the hell out of there lol

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  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    Man this last boss in Plague Tale can bite me. So annoying. Also anyone who doesn’t see colours well would be fucked

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    July Games with Gold! Not quite what I was expecting.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Well, here's a thing: Microsoft's permanently closing all its Microsoft Stores. Apparently that was in the works for next year, but COVID moved up the timetable.

    The ones I saw were really attractive showcases, especially for Xbox stuff. But they got maybe a tenth of the traffic of nearby Apple Stores (and Microsoft always opened up near Apple). I suspect the store's true purpose was less sales and more PR. I know I appreciated their computer repair program -- they'd provide basic service to ANY Windows device, no matter the age or manufacturer. I took advantage of that a couple times and came away impressed. Ah well.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited June 26
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Well, here's a thing: Microsoft's permanently closing all its Microsoft Stores. Apparently that was in the works for next year, but COVID moved up the timetable.

    The ones I saw were really attractive showcases, especially for Xbox stuff. But they got maybe a tenth of the traffic of nearby Apple Stores (and Microsoft always opened up near Apple). I suspect the store's true purpose was less sales and more PR. I know I appreciated their computer repair program -- they'd provide basic service to ANY Windows device, no matter the age or manufacturer. I took advantage of that a couple times and came away impressed. Ah well.

    Wow, gone the way of the Sony stores. That's very sad--there were two in Metro-Atlanta, both pretty good. COVID-19 has basically doomed a lot of retail outlets, so that's less surprising, though I guess it's nice that they're expecting "no layoffs" (for now).

    That leaves the Microsoft desks at various retailers as an option (though only as good as your local Best Buy or whoever else is hosting them) as physical service locations. It's not surprising, whatever the new normal is I expect we're going to a number fewer Apple stores too. Those flagship locations will still be around as "Experiences", and everyone knows they're going to be ordering locations (and probably even small scale retailers eventually), but it's really sad not to have them as regular retail outlets.

    Synthesis on
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    Synthesis wrote:
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    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
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  • jammujammu 2020 is now. Registered User regular
    Only retail Microsoft stores?

    I first though you meant the Microsoft store app, that handles stuff like Game pass on pc.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    I'm disappointed, we have (had? Is this effective immediately, or...?) a couple around here in Toronto, and the one nearest to me was usually a stop when I visited the mall. They even helped replace my Kinect and get me an Xbox One X adapter for it.

    It was the first place I got to try out VR, and they had a neat robot stationed at the front that you could interact with not too long ago. And seeing kids playing Kinect games on the TV out front was cool, too.

    I didn't shop there much, though, as it is a bit pricey, but I was considering getting one of those stands for my Design Lab controller.

    Sad to see it go.

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  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    jammu wrote: »
    Only retail Microsoft stores?

    I first though you meant the Microsoft store app, that handles stuff like Game pass on pc.

    I actually bought some movies off the Microsoft store the other night!

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Nosf wrote: »
    jammu wrote: »
    Only retail Microsoft stores?

    I first though you meant the Microsoft store app, that handles stuff like Game pass on pc.

    I actually bought some movies off the Microsoft store the other night!

    Considering Microsoft still sells movies, someone's buying them (I can't weigh in--I don't buy digital movies, anywhere, and I only rent them if they're available literally no other way). Most people do it either via the website, or via the Store app, either on console or PC. Considering the retail spaces are gone now, and you can buy physical products (from both Microsoft and third party sellers on the store app), I guess they're going to be leaning on that.

    On a side note, $89.99 for a Surface Pro sleeve before discount? The fuck? It's a nice sleeve, but christ that's some Apple store overpriced bullshit.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • baudattitudebaudattitude Registered User regular
    edited June 27
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Nosf wrote: »
    jammu wrote: »
    Only retail Microsoft stores?

    I first though you meant the Microsoft store app, that handles stuff like Game pass on pc.

    I actually bought some movies off the Microsoft store the other night!

    Considering Microsoft still sells movies, someone's buying them (I can't weigh in--I don't buy digital movies, anywhere, and I only rent them if they're available literally no other way). Most people do it either via the website, or via the Store app, either on console or PC. Considering the retail spaces are gone now, and you can buy physical products (from both Microsoft and third party sellers on the store app), I guess they're going to be leaning on that.

    On a side note, $89.99 for a Surface Pro sleeve before discount? The fuck? It's a nice sleeve, but christ that's some Apple store overpriced bullshit.

    I’m at around 400ish digital movies? Mostly on iTunes though the advent of Movies Anywhere means that for most studios you can buy them on any retailer and they port to your preferred movie vendor. So, for example, the MS store had a pricing...glitch? That let me buy all four of the Toy Story films in a bundle for $12.99 instead of the $12.99 sale price each. And those ported to iTunes so I could watch them on our AppleTVs.

    That’s an extreme example but the MS movies store does occasionally have some pretty good deals.

    Edit: actually a little over 550 movies now that I look it up. Dang.

    baudattitude on
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  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    First movie i've bought in...well, when did Dark Knight come out on Blu-ray?

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Nosf wrote: »
    jammu wrote: »
    Only retail Microsoft stores?

    I first though you meant the Microsoft store app, that handles stuff like Game pass on pc.

    I actually bought some movies off the Microsoft store the other night!

    Considering Microsoft still sells movies, someone's buying them (I can't weigh in--I don't buy digital movies, anywhere, and I only rent them if they're available literally no other way). Most people do it either via the website, or via the Store app, either on console or PC. Considering the retail spaces are gone now, and you can buy physical products (from both Microsoft and third party sellers on the store app), I guess they're going to be leaning on that.

    On a side note, $89.99 for a Surface Pro sleeve before discount? The fuck? It's a nice sleeve, but christ that's some Apple store overpriced bullshit.

    I’m at around 400ish digital movies? Mostly on iTunes though the advent of Movies Anywhere means that for most studios you can buy them on any retailer and they port to your preferred movie vendor. So, for example, the MS store had a pricing...glitch? That let me buy all four of the Toy Story films in a bundle for $12.99 instead of the $12.99 sale price each. And those ported to iTunes so I could watch them on our AppleTVs.

    That’s an extreme example but the MS movies store does occasionally have some pretty good deals.

    Edit: actually a little over 550 movies now that I look it up. Dang.

    Yeah, it's weird but I haven't heard anything but praise from people who actually use the Video store. Apparently the cross-device implementation is reliable enough and Microsoft's leasing terms are more lenient then other companies.

    Though that's an awe-inspiring number of movies man.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    Nosf wrote: »
    First movie i've bought in...well, when did Dark Knight come out on Blu-ray?

    For a second I thought you said Dark Man and was like...who would know when (and if) that was released on Blu-ray? :D

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  • baudattitudebaudattitude Registered User regular
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Nosf wrote: »
    jammu wrote: »
    Only retail Microsoft stores?

    I first though you meant the Microsoft store app, that handles stuff like Game pass on pc.

    I actually bought some movies off the Microsoft store the other night!

    Considering Microsoft still sells movies, someone's buying them (I can't weigh in--I don't buy digital movies, anywhere, and I only rent them if they're available literally no other way). Most people do it either via the website, or via the Store app, either on console or PC. Considering the retail spaces are gone now, and you can buy physical products (from both Microsoft and third party sellers on the store app), I guess they're going to be leaning on that.

    On a side note, $89.99 for a Surface Pro sleeve before discount? The fuck? It's a nice sleeve, but christ that's some Apple store overpriced bullshit.

    I’m at around 400ish digital movies? Mostly on iTunes though the advent of Movies Anywhere means that for most studios you can buy them on any retailer and they port to your preferred movie vendor. So, for example, the MS store had a pricing...glitch? That let me buy all four of the Toy Story films in a bundle for $12.99 instead of the $12.99 sale price each. And those ported to iTunes so I could watch them on our AppleTVs.

    That’s an extreme example but the MS movies store does occasionally have some pretty good deals.

    Edit: actually a little over 550 movies now that I look it up. Dang.

    Yeah, it's weird but I haven't heard anything but praise from people who actually use the Video store. Apparently the cross-device implementation is reliable enough and Microsoft's leasing terms are more lenient then other companies.

    Though that's an awe-inspiring number of movies man.

    So this is from 2005 and it's about half of one wall of our living room at the time. Every wall of the living room and one of the bedrooms looked more or less exactly like this. The tall bookshelves aren't actually entirely visible here, they were 74" shelves.
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    It was not sustainable.

    This is our movie collection today.
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    I like the idea of physical movies? But I do not like the physical of physical movies. :)


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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    https://kotaku.com/mixer-s-sudden-shutdown-has-streamers-scrambling-to-reb-1844152491
    "A lot of my followers chose Mixer because they didn’t wanna be on Twitch,” Mixer streamer ShadowKal told Kotaku in a DM. “Many of them reached out and commented that they refuse to go to Facebook. Almost all of them have already transitioned to Twitch. The main concern with Facebook for a lot of people is they don’t wanna be forced to use their real names or personal profiles to talk to people on stream. Essentially after talking to my community, it left me in the boat of either starting fresh on Facebook with barely anyone following me or going to Twitch where everyone else is going.”

    Twitch has a reputation for toxicity, and while Mixer was far from perfect, many streamers felt like it was a little more manageable. “I left Twitch due to some homophobic toxicity I had to go through after being on the front page a few times,” said Gitsie. “It left me in a difficult place emotionally as I was 100% not ready for the change in my community after the front page streams.”

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  • shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    @Synthesis you wanna refresh this? We're in extra innings at this point.

  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    When threads pass page 100, they become anime threads, so I guess we should've been talking about the playstation for the past few pages.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    He specifically said he didn't wanna make a new thread until uh, something or other

    I assume that's up to the mods

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    When threads pass page 100, they become anime threads, so I guess we should've been talking about the playstation for the past few pages.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited June 28
    @Synthesis you wanna refresh this? We're in extra innings at this point.

    Yeah, I thought we might fall into a period of inactivity about 2 and a half pages back but it didn't happen.

    Oh well. You guys better promise the next thread makes it to the summer showcase! :lol:

    (And this is the link.)

    Synthesis on
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    Synthesis wrote:
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  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    I see no series X anime girl representation. The internet has failed us.

    Wait!

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  • BRIAN BLESSEDBRIAN BLESSED Maybe you aren't SPEAKING LOUDLY ENOUGHHH Registered User regular
    I refuse to support a comic that somehow managed to personify Stadia into an endearing and empathetic character
    (The Xbox character is... fine, but I'm pretty sure the Neptunia series has covered all this)

  • M-VickersM-Vickers Registered User regular
    Still no solid date on the July show ?

    I really hope it’s earlier in the month, rather than later. I want some solid info to get excited about.

    I have 95 more hours of overtime to do before December, and could with some motivation...

  • rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    According to Brad Adams shit has been moved to August? At least the Lockheart reveal.

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