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12:27 AM
@SaintWacko saw the trailer myself. looks like it's going back to the "classic" style of metroidvania and taking Sa-X from Fusion
well not Sa-X herself but the concept of the impossible to beat enemy you have to keep avoiding in metroidvania style maze
Advance Wars Remaster for Switch
at least i assume switch, can't imagine it being for the 3DS and it's Nintendo, don't see it coming to PC
looks like just an overhaul of the graphics, would like them to fix up the mission select in 1 being not so linear and in 2 being able to retry maps to get a better rank and also try and find the lab location
 
1:08 AM
@Memor-X Yeah I'm psyched
 
1:52 AM
@Memor-X The graphics overhaul is a bit meh. I can see they're going for a plastic soldiers look but AW2's spritework is really good, and this actually kinda looks inferior
I wonder if they're going to do anything about the AI. On the one hand the game is definitely balanced in such a way that you're always disadvantaged, so you have to make it up by playing smarter than the AI, on the other hand there's also some really silly ways to cheese the AI
 
@PrivatePansy yeh i'm not 100% on board with the gameplay graphics changes, but i do like the more animated CO's though. don't know if they added voice lines
i already imagine Sturm sounding like Darth Vader if he was voiced
 
2:11 AM
at least they keep the national changes to the units. i might be misremembering but i recall originally in the first one they were just recolors, second one they changed up how units look between nations
 
Well yeah, it would be really backwards if they went back on that
Unrelated, this BBC article about Microsoft announcing EOL for Windows 10 in 2025 cracked me up because it called Windows 7 "Its predecessor"
Apparently everyone wants to forget Windows 8 exists
I'm a bit surprised they didn't seem to include Dual Strike
 
@PrivatePansy Windows 8 to 7 is like Vista to XP
 
Yeah, the weird Microsoft tick-tock curse. I wonder if the next Windows is going to break it
 
2:26 AM
@PrivatePansy i assume something to do with needing to redo more elements of the game because of the Duel Screen. never got around to playing it but looking at screenshots all the unit and building information was put on a separate screen. at least with the first 2 games the UI most of the work is done
 
@Memor-X It looks like everything is redesigned though. And I don't think Dual Strike did anything special with the second screen other than to use it as a second screen
It's not like those DS game which made you hold up the DS like a book, or tried to join the two screens
 
 
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3:39 AM
@Memor-X aghtubvyevcytvubfuymui
New Metroid AND Advance Wars?
Now if they'd just bring Battalion Wars to the Switch...
 
3:55 AM
@SaintWacko Technically a remake, and tbh I'm not hopeful at this point for Advanced Wars
 
4:19 AM
Apparently they aren't releasing the actual name of the BoTW sequel because it might spoil things.
I don't know why they don't call it Untitled Zelda Game
 
4:36 AM
maybe should shouldn't have a soiler name like The Legend of Zelda: Zelda's Adventure after Link Dies
 
 
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9:37 AM
legend of zelda: zelda is not link and you play as zelda in this one?
 
 
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11:26 AM
Neighbourly greetings from Science Fiction & Fantasy, where we're currently having a moderator election. Just FYI in case anyone's familiar enough with SFF to vote. Most of the candidates are pingable in the election chat.
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11:49 AM
@Randal'Thor I'm gonna be completely honest: I abstain from any and all moderation activity on the entire network, including involving myself in any moderator elections, as a form of protest against the network's desire to shove off some of the moderation workload on high reputation users through review queues without providing a way to opt out and fully hide any related menu items and UI elements
Like, just seeing that blue chat notification appear next to my avatar whenever someone flags a post is enough to give me anxiety
 
Fair enough. That's a point of view I haven't heard before, but you have a point: the SE model is built on high-rep users doing moderation tasks, but it's a right not a responsibility.
 
@Randal'Thor Yeah, I know I have strong opinions on this matter that few share with me.
@Randal'Thor My other major gripe with the SE model is that the network is adamant about having all sites adhere to roughly the same basic rules whether a question is allowed, even if basic features of a site's topic make certain rules feel obnoxious
 
 
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2:03 PM
> "hey, I see you play X game and that you're trans. Did you think you became trans after playing the game? Because my son is playing X and I don't want him to become trans."
> "X game didn't make me trans/"
> "why do you lie? Tell me how long you played X and how long you've been trans"
The bigotry and ignorance of some people, yikes
 
Good to know critical thinking is still alive and well
 
 
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3:15 PM
@Randal'Thor i don't feel like it's a good idea to ask for voters from other SE sites. like, i rarely interact with SFF so it's probably not the best idea for me to pitch in in choosing a moderator
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@Yuuki Similar concern here, actually. This comes eerily close to ballot stuffing.
or rather, Granny Farming
 
Anyone here is free to vote or not vote in any moderator election for which they have sufficient local reputation to do so
/shrug
Do what you want I won't stop you, I physically cannot stop you
 
3:59 PM
@Yuuki There's actually a notable overlap between Arqade users and SFF users, I believe.
A decent chunk of people in this room have over 500 rep over on SFF. Not much, but enough that SE thinks you should be free to vote.
 
i used to be active-ish on SFF but not in years. i just don't think that's a good reason to ask for votes here
 
@Nzall Do NOT get those two mixed up
 
@Wipqozn Even 150 is enough to vote.
Hmm, maybe I should edit my initial starred message. My intent wasn't "come and vote even if you're ignorant about SFF and the candidates", more of an FYI in case anyone is interested. One of my co-mods suggested promoting the election in neighbour sites' chats.
Done. Hope it's OK to use my chat mod powers to edit my own hours-old starred post here :-)
 
4:22 PM
D: mod abuse
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Yes, we severely frown on mod abuse here
:(
 
Can't believe they killed John for frowning
 
4:44 PM
:(
 
Yes, we severely frown on mod abuse here
 
 
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6:06 PM
@SaintWacko What, you don't want a taste of granny's world famous apple stuffing? Because googling what I think you mean brings up 10 pages of apple stuffing recipes before it brings up geriatric porn
 
Chat palindrome combo breaker!
 
6:41 PM
@Nzall Thank goodness for that
 
@Wipqozn you don't have a Halifax Water account, do you?
 
7:11 PM
@MBraedley No sir.
@TimStone RIP
I think he's married now
 
Be thankful you don't have to deal with the abysmal new account website.
 
I might be confusing him with the papeclip though, he is also married.
@MBraedley I am indeed thankful.
 
7:39 PM
what
somebody just emailed every single person in IT about an access issue
like hellO we have people who specifically handle these kinds of things
 
 
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10:40 PM
Facebook to begin testing ads inside Oculus virtual reality headsets cnbc.com/2021/06/16/…
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