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Kirkreng

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  1. Kirkreng

    Post what you're doing right now

    At school. Got some hours of and took my crappy old laptop with me. I am proud that it actually got past the 30 minute point before being completely empty and requiring more power.
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    Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Forgive and Forget?

    Not entirely on topic, I'd just like to point out that the Jimquisition is not a review series. They are really more video essay's. Actually reviewing the game(and liking it in this case) he does though other outlets. Anyway I'd like to address the notion that "protesting" or getting upset at a publishers decision does nothing. Some of you have even used the augment your pre-order campaign as example of it not working. But I think it is exactly the other way around. This tiered pre-order system did not become a thing because there was a massive backlash. Not being okay with certain business practices and voicing them does have an effect. Of course you might not realize because generally the goal of the backlash is for something not to happen. But other companies haven't tried this system and probably won't because of it's horrible reception. While I agree that boycotting games probably won't work(it isn't realistic and often it would just be a damn shame to miss a good game), I do think strongly disagreeing with these practices and voicing that is important and most certainly has an effect.
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    Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Forgive and Forget?

    But just because they happened to not matter for the game balance in this certain title doesn't mean they won't in others. I feel like waiting for games to go completely to the shitter and only then starting to complain is not a good idea. And while I do agree that gaming is a business and businesses are greedy and want to get every penny you've got (no matter what industry), that doesn't mean we have to be happy about it. After all it's perfectly possible to do business and be consumer friendly (we have enough examples of that). And I hate to parrot Jim Sterling again, but he did also make a follow-up addressing the point that the tacked on features did in fact have impact on the game: oVbj4GuuZTA
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    Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Forgive and Forget?

    I have to agree with Jim Sterling on this one 9sBtkU2eJ4Y
  5. Kirkreng

    Share your (physical) pain and misery!

    Maybe something to check up on? I don't actually know, the spiders we have here do fuck all.
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    Share your feelings!

    Excluded. Just finished with my introduction week at university and while it was kind of fun, the thing I really learned from it is that I don't fully fit in with the student culture of partying and drinking. I know I will find my place and my people, so I am not afraid of being an outsider for the next couple of years. But it was kind of saddening being confronted with how even though I have become socially capable I still don't fit in with the majority.
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    Words That Sound Verbally Horrible

    ^ +1
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    What are you eating/drinking?

    Gevulde Koek
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    Post what you're doing right now

    Finally having a full day off and trying to do all those little things I haven't had the time to do the last couple of weeks.
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    Share your (physical) pain and misery!

    I cut myself on a meat slicer at work today. I've been working there for two years and I've never cut myself on that thing. It's not that bad, I'm just wondering how it happened.
  11. Kirkreng

    Movie recommendations

    The Prestige - A movie about the rivalry between two illusionists in 1900's London. Great performances by Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Michael Caine. I wouldn't call it underrated as much as unseen(which is really weird considering it's a Christopher Nolan film). If you like those movies which make your head go boom at the end and prompt you to rewatch at least once more, then this is the movie for you. Also David Bowie plays Nikolai Tesla.
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    Things you got recently

    Well now I'm confused.
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    Post what you're doing right now

    Got an old laptop from an acquaintance(A Dell inspiron 6400) and installed Chromium OS on it. I was always curious and wanted to pay around with it for a bit. The only thing holding me back from getting a cheap chromebook for school is that it's just so damn useless without an internet connection.
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    What are you listening to?

    I'm a big Florence fan. Saw her in concert, that woman can sing! OT: n8X9_MgEdCg
  15. Kirkreng

    What are you listening to?

    IvUU8joBb1Q Shit's still impressive.
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