been reading/listening to some game of the year stuff, and I'm kind of into the various ways that idea can break down these days:
- it's still in early access so arguably isn't out yet (e.g. Hades)
- it's not new this year, but got renewed attention thanks to a new platform (e.g. Hollow Knight)
- only some of it came out this year because it's episodic (e.g. Life Is Strange)
- it's been out for a while, but it's a live service and a game's worth of new 'stuff' happened this year (e.g. Fortnite)
Today I learned about traditional point-size names: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_point-size_names
Get ready for my band of bumbling JRPG minibosses: Excelsior, Ruby, Nonpareil, Minion, and Pica
I'm stubbornly sticking to my spreadsheet (see http://danbruno.net/blog/habits/) even though I'm on vacation for the rest of the year, because I'll be goddamned if I give up on it after 360 days
But that means that I'm still supposed to work out and practice guitar now, after traveling all day, and I don't want to
Happy birthday to Phantasy Star, the first JRPG I ever played! I recommend this Twitter thread about its legacy: https://twitter.com/GeneticJen/status/1075706161343668224
Also, the Sega Ages version that recently came out on Switch is really nice! Lots of little quality of life improvements, plus rebalanced currency/XP rates (!) and the FM synth soundtrack that never made it out of Japan (!!). Check it out!
one thing i've seen in subreddits for gacha games is a weekly/monthly thread to collect everyone's luck-based posts, so the community isn't flooded with screenshots of people's SSRs or whatever
just now i saw that the earthbound subreddit has a similar thread, and it's just people saying things like "got a sword of kings"
it's basically the same thing but for some reason it's cracking me up in this context
This was a weird pair of stories to read today:
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