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Electricity is dirt cheap in Washington state thanks to the multitude of rivers with concrete beaverworks on ‘em, but I’m still not laying out a grand for an induction appliance unless at minimum I get a tax break and ideally the busybody who mandates them pays for them.

Oct 27
2

Oh yeah, no doubt, and passing the “hard speech check” is a simple matter of putting on a nice suit of clothes, some silly-looking sunglasses, and a cool hat, popping some Grape Mentats, and even your 1 CHA character can be like “I love you! Sex plz?” and have the NPC be like “luv u 2 bae 4eva”. Read more

Oct 27
1

This is also a world where the Staten Island Pizza Rats exist.

Oct 27
2

We’re getting ever-closer to a world where fast food consists of ordering via an app, where the restaurant receives the order, robots prepare it precisely, mistake-free according to the specs available in the app’s ordering UI, and it’s put into a Little Caesars Pizza Portal-esque pickup box where the customer or a Read more

Oct 27
1

The drywall confectioner is a shady dealer. He gypsum on every transaction.

Oct 27
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I don’t know who decided that peanuts and candy went together well. Whoever invented the salted caramel figured out that you could get all of the peanut’s contribution to the confection with none of its drawbacks, the Platonic ideal of a Payday bar, and rather than pass the savings on to the customer, you could then Read more

Oct 27
3

Caramel tends to be underrated as a matter of course. It’s the Trevor Ariza of candy, the 3-and-D wing whose contributions never seem to translate into big stats.

Oct 27
7

Mitch Glazier’s a bastard, just like everyone else who has occupied the chair before him, but the RIAA absolutely has Twitch by the short n’ curlies here. Read more

Oct 27
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I got a PS2 on launch day mainly because I and my then-girlfriend needed a DVD player and if it played games, great! Read more

Oct 27
1

SCS Software (makers of the Truck Simulator games) have mastered the art of managing expectations. They release a drip feed of WIP screenshots and blog posts for upcoming DLC...then about 3 days before you can buy it, they give a release date.

Oct 27
4

Has there ever been a game that actually has a satisfying dating/marriage mechanic? It always seems to me like whoever’s writing the marriage dialogue in any given game (Emil Pagliarulo at Bethesda, looking at you especially...) has never been in a relationship, read an even halfway-decent romance novel, or otherwise Read more

Oct 27
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I blame my white trash family, never ones to pass up a chance at a cheap pun, for mispronouncing that through my entire youth to the point where I never knew it wasn’t pronounced like it’s spelled. Read more

Oct 27
1

There’s just something about quirky foreign-language soundtracks that tends to push my charmed button. Hearing vocals that I can only interpret for their musical addition to a song rather than trying to parse the lyrics seems to elevate the vocal track to my ears. Maybe it’s the autism talking.

Oct 27
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I don’t care how sturdy the PS5’s base stand is—it’s relatively stable, all things considered—these loveable idiots will find a way to topple it.” Read more

Oct 26
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My mom pulled the ultimate example of this sort of thing when she knitted me a sweater with my name on it...after I changed my name...and the sweater bore the name she gave me at birth. I hate that name. Read more

Oct 26
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I’ve considered doing a modified version of NaNo in November; since I’m not a novelist (I have never in my life written anything longer than 5,000 words that didn’t suck), I’ve considered instead writing 30 longform articles for my NBA site in 30 days and having it add up to 50,000 words. Read more

Oct 26
3

If I’ve learned anything about living in major cities, it’s “don’t bother owning a car, it will be a Pandora’s box of nightmares and headaches as you navigate roads invariably designed either back when horses were still a thing or in more recent times when some idiot eggheads with too much book learning and not enough Read more

Oct 26
5

This is the most sensible comment in this entire article’s comments section. If all else fails, follow the money.