If I were the Galactic Federation, I would simply not preserve any Metroid specimens in hopes of utilizing it for energy and bioweapon purposes.

Overwatch character renaming 

@packetcat It's a good name, I don't even dislike it! But it apparently slides off my brain like teflon.

Overwatch character renaming 

I know I've read Mcree's new name several times, but all my brain wants to go with is "Cole Kidman" and honestly that's probably just what I'm gonna call him going forward.

@suivran My experience with GGS so far has been hopping into training, attempting to do a combo and stopping dead after one move, going "uh oh," and frantically trying to work my way through dojo missions so that I can at least get to "hot garbage" level.

If it were any other game I would have just refunded it and given up but hot damn this game is cool.

@packetcat My guess is that the AAA premium is really killing their profit margins, but this is still just really bad optics. Like if they went "Hey, $40 isn't enough, we need to up to $60" that'd be one thing. Hell even $70 would be understandable. But pretending that the expansion is $40 and hiding the game most people want to play behind another $60 is very deceitful.

Imagine if any other mmo released an expansion and locked the dungeons behind a $60 paywall after you had just paid $40 on top of what you've already paid for the base game and previous expansions. Why are FPS games like this?

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In case this wasn't clear, if you buy the Witch Queen expansions for $40, you won't actually get the expansion. If you want the real expansion, you have to pay an extra $100 total.

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Lol, what?

"The new dungeons coming as part of Destiny 2’s upcoming The Witch Queen expansion won’t be included in the Standard Edition or Season Pass... Two of the dungeons will come as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition, which will be available for $79.99. There is also a third dungeon available as part of Bungie’s 30th Anniversary Bundle, which costs $24.99."

Bungie just continues to give the finger to their player base and the players just keep buying their stuff.

Thinking about rolling a character for the next PoE patch. Can't decide what build I'd do, but I might just go with another lightning Witch because those are always fun.

Guilty Gear Strive Initial Thoughts 

This is the first game in a long time that I'm approaching with a complete learner mindset instead of a "I have an hour let's have some quick fun." Last time I played a game to study it was EU4, almost 4 years ago. It's nice to finally have the brain space to have a game in my life where I can work on incrementally getting better again.

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Guilty Gear Strive Initial Thoughts 

This isn't a surprise in the least. The only fighter games I've played are Smash and Soul Caliber 2. I have almost no muscle memory built for these kinds of fighting game inputs.

Thankfully there's what looks like a fairly in-depth tutorial and some decent videos on the Tube. I'm sure I'll be scrub-level within a week or so.

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Guilty Gear Strive Initial Thoughts 

Ahhhhhhhhhh I'm so bad at this!!


Except we are?

"The idea is to secure communications from the compromised machine to the configuration source, and since Mastodon is a trusted platform, it shouldn’t raise any red flags with security tools. At the same time, Mastodon a relatively under-moderated space so these malicious profiles are unlikely to be spotted, reported, and removed."

The entire reason this works is that Mastodon is considered trusted and often unmoderated. That's the only way this attack works.

@Gargron It's a pretty straightforward concept that if you keep registration wide open, bad actors will set up shop. Whether the attack seems obvious to you or not is frankly irrelevant, bad actors are consistently seeking out open and unmoderated servers to spread their attack, so clearly it's working.

This is kind of like allowing a spammer to use your webmail server to send emails and not understanding why people want you to ban the spammer.

Newest reveal for Smash has basically guaranteed that I'll be playing it again and buying some DLC for it. If you had told 14-year old me that this would happen someday he would have died of excitement.

@RobinHood I love that it's sitting in front of a microwave. Raises so many more questions.

Just played my first game of Root, and it was phenomenal. Wife played the Marquis De Cats, and I played The Eyerie. She figured out the strategy of building up an infrastructure quickly, and I got a run of bad cards while she got some really powerful ones. Got obliterated.

And it was great.

I definitely want to play again, I'm already thinking of how different it would have been with another leader. And I think it'd be even better with 4 players and every faction interacting with each other.

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A single-user space station out in the fediverse asteroid belt.