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6:41 AM
 
MiG
7:12 AM
@Memor-X :D
 
 
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9:39 AM
oh hold on i get it
FRIDA YFRID AYGO TTA GE TDOWN ONFRI DAY EVE RYBO
hmm okay maybe not
...i note that i'm two days away from being legally allowed to make that joke
 
@Memor-X Did I just get Rick Rolled by the Wheel of Fortuned?
 
surely there's gotta be another song that fits
 
nope, i'm not, i'm not clicking it, you won't get me
i'm at the point where i've memorized the damn url
 
ave
D:
 
MiG
9:57 AM
:D
oh fuck, there's a million results for wheel of fortune fail :x
 
...
...paris
 
@Corsaka I'm just fast enough to close a tab before the video starts playing
 
MiG
@Corsaka BUZZER SOUND
 
@Ronan if i'm dumb enough to click a link without checking i resolve myself to the torture of being forced to listen lul
@MiG i don't actually watch wheel of fortune what does this mean
 
MiG
I think it's a buzzer sound, watched it as a kid... basically "wrong answer"
 
10:01 AM
heck!
 
MiG
sorry (:
 
uhhhh, pyxis
 
In Dutch they say "Ik ga het zeggen Walter", which translates loosely to "I'm going to say it Walter"
I want to buy a vowel
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MiG
wasn't it hans kazan that did this one?
or am I mixing it up with lingo?
 
@MiG In Belgium it was Walter Capiau
 
10:02 AM
it could still be pedis! or peris! we don't have to resign ourselves to this fate!!!!
 
MiG
ah ok :)
 
@MiG i know it's pen....*reads hint* wait no, that's wrong. you don't find love there
 
yeah that's why i said paris but that's apparently wrong
 
MiG
@Memor-X looks down sadly :'(
 
although finding love in paris is also a tall order tbh
 
MiG
10:03 AM
pats it's okay, don't listen to the internet people
@Corsaka you kinda have to bring it yourself
funny coincidence, literally got the lonely planet paris on my desk right now :)
 
....bring paris?
oh i didn't expect you to /actually/ bring paris
 
MiG
sure, if you have enough lift I guess you can do that
 
i was just gonna throw the eiffel tower over to, like, texas
 
Pubis? Pyxis? Pavis? Polis? Puris? Pulis?
 
texas could use a big metal tower right
 
MiG
10:05 AM
I mean, put some control surfaces on it and you have a giant ICBM
 
eiffel tower icbm
 
MiG
I'm sure a game/movie/TV series has turned it into a weapon of some sort
 
"here come the french" is more of a threat than any nuclear weapon
 
MiG
:D
 
MiG
10:06 AM
 
@MiG In Red Alert 2, the Russians turn it into a tesla coil
 
MiG
the Eiffel Tower was literally a tesla coil in C&C RA2 :D
@Nzall exactly lol
 
huh
google gave me splatoon 3 having the eiffel tower as a weapon apparently
oh that's a speculative youtube video nevermind
 
MiG
they also magically removed one of the bases, turning it triangular from squared
 
@MiG that's probably because of copyright reasons
 
10:08 AM
do landmarks even need to legally differ for copyright
how do you copyright the eiffel tower
 
@MiG *snap* i got it
A pyxis (πυξίς, plural pyxides) is a shape of vessel from the classical world, usually a cylindrical box with a separate lid. Originally mostly used by women to hold cosmetics, trinkets or jewellery, surviving pyxides are mostly Greek pottery, but especially in later periods may be in wood, metal, ivory, or other materials. The name derived from Corinthian boxes made of wood from the tree puksos (boxwood), that also came with covers. The shape of the vessel can be traced in pottery back to the Protogeometric period in Athens, however the Athenian pyxis has various shapes itself. At first, the...
 
MiG
@Nzall the only old landmark that I recall had this issue is the Brussels Atomium, and I think that finalyl expired
 
you find one with LOVE written on it
 
i'd understand a copyright of a scale replica but i've seen so many tiny eiffel tower trinkets sold for seventy nine pence in gift shops
feels like that isn't really enough to pay off copyright of a national landmark
 
MiG
@Corsaka design thing, you own the image rights... And usually the architect is beyond happy to see their creation appear anywhere, but in the case of the Atomium the heirs were fussy (and probably making entire euros selling postcards)
 
10:10 AM
woah, euros? that's like two dollars
 
@Corsaka the nighttime lights on the tower are registered as an art work, and they're recent enough that you need permission to publish pictures of them
 
ohhh the night lights
 
MiG
@Corsaka that'll get you one tenth of a coffee in Brussels :P
 
that makes sense
okay but if you're in brussels and you're not eating waffles all the time are you really belgian
no time for coffee, more waffles
 
MiG
@Memor-X we visited the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech a few weeks ago, once owned by Yves St Laurent... Apparently the guy has a thing with the word LOVE because there was an entire room filled with posters with LOVE plastered all over each and every one
@Corsaka took gf to Brussels for the first time earlier this year, waffles were at the top of her list :rolleyes:
 
10:12 AM
lmfao can't imagine why
 
MiG
for me it was beers <3
strangely enough there was no place that combined these two???
 
untapped market opportunity in the form of a waffle bar
 
MiG
agreed
 
i wonder if it's because drunk people would burn themselves on the waffles
 
MiG
@Corsaka I was more thinking along the avenue of sweet stuff and beer not working together, but you have made an even better point
health and safety!
 
10:14 AM
i feel like i've heard an example of sweet stuff and beer that does work
america as a concept, maybe
 
MiG
yeah, I vaguely recall seeing some kind of unholy chocolate beer cocktail thing recently... forgot what and where though
 
even seeing the word chocolate beer makes me shiver :|
 
MiG
I'm half curious now
may need to keep a bucket handy if I try though
chocolaterie.nl/en/shop/chocolade-bier - this more to my liking <3
 
is that chocolate in the shape of beer lol
 
MiG
yes :P
the first one is genuine chocolate flavoured beer though apparently
prob not sweet, they mention using the beans in the brewing process somehow
 
10:18 AM
> Organic chocolate stout brewed from soft roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa. The beer is delicious, smooth and has a creamy character, with inviting deep flavors and a delicious finish. This is the perfect marriage between a characterful stout and luxurious chocolate.
so not quite chocolate in the form of sugar
more cocoa
 
MiG
exactly
I can sort of imagine this working actually
 
that honestly doesn't sound awful but i'm not sure i could be paid to try it
 
MiG
stout or imperial porter
 
oh, that first link actually has an even more cursed option:
chocolate beer coffee
> Beer and coffee, two worlds, now united in the Barista. The aromas and taste of caramel, cocoa and roasted malt connect seamlessly with the 'black gold' and chocolate. The beer builds a bridge to the world of hot drinks, with the warming alcohol in the aftertaste. For connoisseurs.
 
MiG
lmao
I did have an amazing espresso stout once, it was quite good
 
10:21 AM
😟
i can't imagine the effects of combining two dehydration devices together tbh
 
MiG
same as with the chocolate, no sugar involved
 
must've been one hell of a hangover
 
MiG
I think the alcohol percentage was 6-8%, not too bad
and if you have a hangover from a single beer, you should probably not be drinking any :)
 
yeah but with the coffee crash too
ah only one okay fair
 
MiG
these are craft beers, you don't chug the same one down all night
that would be very boring :)
 
10:23 AM
that makes sense yeah
gotta confess my experience with beers is a couple of cans from my local tesco
 
MiG
think I have about 50 different bottles in the cupboard here right now, a few of them in the fridge
I love craft beers, especially trappists and imperial porters
 
always gotta be prepared for a party in the netherlands i guess lol
 
MiG
un tss un tss un tss
wubwubwub
DROP!
 
reminds me of that one tom thum germany joke
 
MiG
claptrap would make an excellent robotic beer fridge <3
 
10:25 AM
claptrap?
 
MiG
Borderlands
 
ah, duh
was the tom thum bit i was on about
 
MiG
Claptrap is a fictional character that appears in the Gearbox Software video game series Borderlands. Claptrap is a CL4P-TP general purpose robot manufactured by Hyperion and has been programmed with an overenthusiastic personality. It brags frequently, yet also expresses severe loneliness and cowardice. Claptrap received mostly negative reviews due to its perceived "annoyance". == Character development == Claptrap was developed from a random sketch in a low-level assignment made by the JIRA project-management software system. In the German version, the initial Claptrap introduces itself as "CLP4P...
 
seems to be universal for netherlands too though
> it was announced that Jack Black will voice Claptrap in the upcoming Borderlands movie
oh no
 
MiG
@Corsaka wow, that guy is pretty good :)
@Corsaka depends on where you go and who you hang out with really... not my thing I'm afraid
@Corsaka is Uwe Boll involved? :x
 
10:27 AM
@MiG yeah dw about it, just a dumb thing i remembered lol
 
MiG
I mean, even if he isn't it could still be disastrous cfr most other movies based on videogames :x
 
uhhh, i'll look up borderlands 2022
no uwe boll from what i can see
internet just died for a good few minutes ouch
 
MiG
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Wish_(2018_film) - ouch, this is Eli Roth (Borderlands movie director) his latest movie, 18% on rotten tomatoes
 
he seems to be a horror director known for mostly bloody stuff :/
might fit borderlands but might be kinda dark?
 
MiG
Borderlands would be action comedy, not a spark of horror in there
I mean, this is the BL1 intro
skip to 1m27s for the music <3
 
10:35 AM
pretty damn dope which does have me worried
if the director does his standard gratuitous gore horror esque shit then the movie's probably not gonna do that well
 
MiG
I don't understand why in the 21st century they're still banking on franchise name alone to fill theaters - if people don't outright read reviews, then they'll probably get bombarded with negative opinions on social media
Man, watching that vid brings me back...want to play the releases I missed out on <3
 
ave
@MiG man I should go back and play BL1 one of these days
 
MiG
@ave it was amazing <3
 
> still banking on franchise name alone
 
ave
I only played BL2 and BL2:TPS to completion
 
10:39 AM
brand recognition is unfortunately the main thing that keeps people paying attention
that's why fifa re-releases every year
 
ave
BL1 I tried but it felt dated
 
MiG
@Corsaka different market though, these are filthy casuals they're catering to :P
 
that's why deus ex human revolution was a deus ex game at all, and not a completely unique IP
 
MiG
@ave it is now literally 15 years old
 
it's also why PREY, the video game/movie, had that name instead of something original - bethesda basically forced them to name it that despite prey already being an existing series from the 90s
 
MiG
10:40 AM
I liked the cell shading though, added to the cartoonish feeling of the game
 
brand recognition is abused to hell nowadays
 
MiG
@Corsaka I don't think there's a connection between the 2022 predator franchise movie and the video game series :)
 
people recognize the name "predator"
but that's exactly it
 
MiG
Prey are organisms attacked and eaten by other organisms. Prey may also refer to: == Places == Prey, Eure, a commune in Eure, France Prey, Vosges, a commune in Vosges, France Prey Veng Province, Cambodia Prey Veng (city), capital of the province == People == Edmond Lefebvre du Prey (1866–1955), French politician (family name is Lefebvre du Prey) Hermann Prey (1929–1998), German lyric baritone == Arts, entertainment, and media == === Films === The Prey (1920 film), American drama film directed by George L. Sargent The Prey (1921 film), a French-Italian silent film The Prey (1974 film...
 
oh, wait
the new predator movie is called "prey" :LUL:
im stupid
 
MiG
10:43 AM
@Corsaka yes lol
 
my bad, i heard it as a standalone title and assumed it was another video game movie
 
MiG
we watched it last night, it is actually quite good
there was a comanche dubbed version on Netflix, we watched that one
 
still, the 2017 prey game was completely different to the original 90s prey game (of which prey 2 was already ready to be released but got cut by the publisher) - and the name was only used for brand recognition
@MiG yeah i've heard good things about it recently, too bad i'm terrified of horror movies lol
 
MiG
same with Syndicate - the original games were highly original and a fucking mazing squad based isometric shooters with a strong strategy aspect, and the 2012 'remake' (not!) was your basic linear shooter
 
its so painful for big companies to reuse the name like that
 
MiG
10:45 AM
@Corsaka so is gf, she was alright throughout the movie :)
 
the only recent one that's been successful is doom because it was functionally a remake
 
MiG
@Corsaka makes me sad when they throw away a franchise
 
@MiG so you're saying i need a boyfriend lmfao
 
MiG
@Corsaka new video game or movie?
 
DOOM 2016, video game
it's basically a new game in the series to be honest
 
MiG
10:46 AM
@Corsaka I'm saying there was very little in the sense of gripping or shrieking, so I assume she would be alright watching that on her own - and I assume anyone else too :)
@Corsaka ah, missed that one
did play 1 and 2 a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away
 
really? it followed into DOOM eternal which was big on the internet two years ago
gzdoom emulation memories returning
 
MiG
well, my gaming time was limited for a few years
 
ah, makes sense
 
MiG
make that a decade
 
so basically you're stuck in 2012 and need to catch up :>
 
MiG
10:47 AM
lol, pretty much :D
 
you can skip every other assassin's creed game, uh, no man's sky is good now, call of duty hasn't had a good game since BLOPS2...
hold on lemme get the list
 
MiG
lmao
CoD I gave up on after CoD4 really, got really annoyed with the dumping of dedicated servers
 
yeah i gave up after black ops 2 lol
i can't stand modern yearly/bi-yearly release schedules
 
MiG
I can't stand bobby kotick for that reason
"That's a great concept. Can we annualize it?"
 
i think that's justified
>blizzard
 
MiG
10:50 AM
yer
 
get ready for overwatch 3 in 2023
(joking)
 
MiG
haven't played any of the overwatches
 
it was fun for maybe 2 weeks
 
MiG
just know the name I'm afraid
 
yeah, better to stay that way tbh
 
MiG
10:51 AM
adding overwatch to my list and crossing it out immediately (:
 
you don't want to fall into the overwatch -> heroes of the storm -> league of legends pipeline
 
MiG
did play some tower defense games before LoL, but I doubt I'd want to get into those
there was this fantasy themed one about a decade ago, forgot its name
 
BTD6 is still the king of TD games i'm ngl
fantasy themed TD game...?
 
MiG
you pretty much had magic and controlled these fantasy themed characters
also forcefields for some reason, I guess they were spell based
let me check
some friends were into it, coop was pretty fun
 
TD game but with mobile characters?
are you sure this wasn't, like, Magicka
 
MiG
10:55 AM
3D map, you hop around and place all kinds of defenses, and then the monsters come in
 
Orcs Must Die?
 
MiG
Dungeon Defenders!
 
 
2 hours later…
12:53 PM
@MiG Love that game
 
MiG
it was pretty great :)
kinda miss playing it
doing a single player game called balcony scrubbing atm... I'm a bit disappointed by the rewards after completing one level
might uninstall
 
This is starting soon for anyone interested in Splatoon 3
 
fuck me and my meeting a 9:15 i guess
 
@Batophobia I always forget that isn't already out
 
it got switched with xenoblade 3
 
1:04 PM
i don't understand the purpose of a splatoon 3
it feels like they've already told all of the splatoon stories that they can tbh
 
just like why they sell a new cod
rework maps and rebalance, and then rerelease about the same game for 80
 
accursed brand recognition
 
and like nintendo they are always 10 years late
so its basically 'but we got a new single player campaign!'
that a lot of people will not play
so its basically a map pack and cutting you off from the old ones
still gonna buy the fuck out of it lol
 
MiG
@Corsaka the shareholders want to replace their three year old yachts
I mean, I can relate... toilet doesn't flush due to Monet painting stuck in the bowl
 
1:41 PM
well, yeah, seems like its basically new maps/weapons, balance changes
kinda interesting that the splatfest will now be 3 team
and rainmaker will have checkpoints to stop at instead of doing a single push
 
I know I'm buying the game right away anyway, so i'm just going to be surprised by the changes
 
yeah lol
with nintendo if you have any interest not like its gonna ever go down in price
so buy it on day 1
i hate that strategy but hey, nintendo are the only ones i buy day one, so it works
 
It's mainly that it's a multiplayer game
I'm not bothered with day 1 for most games
 
MiG
me neither, want to see reviews of a non preview version first
so many games that end up buggy because they're rushed
 

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