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Azryael
Azryael Reader
4/1/21 11:24 a.m.

TIL that streaming vidya games definitely ain't easy.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/1/21 11:31 a.m.
Azryael said:

TIL that streaming vidya games definitely ain't easy.

All I learn from watching streamed videogames is that I have about 1/10th of the speed, accuracy, and reaction time I would need to survive playing for 30 seconds.

 

kazoospec
kazoospec UberDork
4/1/21 11:39 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

Last week I learned:  If my buddy's son can raise his profile one level on "Rocket League" (one of said vidya games), he stands to get a fairly substantial scholarship from a state university "E Sports Team". 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
4/1/21 11:46 a.m.
Duke said:
Azryael said:

TIL that streaming vidya games definitely ain't easy.

All I learn from watching streamed videogames is that I have about 1/10th of the speed, accuracy, and reaction time I would need to survive playing for 30 seconds.

 

Same for me.  I enjoyed playing Doom, Descent, and Marathon back in college, but I sucked then, and I haven't gotten any better.  I stick to single player games at this point.

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
4/1/21 12:04 p.m.

I used to be good enough to not embarrass myself at online games. Frequently being productive just by filling the roll no one else wanted to play, or by employing a bit of psychology and just doing what wasn't expected.

Like, I pretty much always played Medic in TF2, because teams always need more medics and no one wants to do the work.

Or one game of Counter Strike Source, I managed to dumb-luck wipe out the entire opposing team by just doing the opposite of what everyone else would have.

CS:S Short story long: Playing counter-terrorist on a bombing map (so defense). My entire team says, "Okay guys! Let's all Rush B!" Which is an offensive strategy and would leave site A undefended. So... I go over to A by myself and hope the enemy team doesn't show up.

They showed up.

I'm hidden at a T-bend they have to come through and I see a grenade (probably a flash bang) skip past me. I can't stop the enemy team. But I can throw my corpse at them to alert my team that the terrorists are on THIS side of the map.

So I do the exact OPPOSITE of what anyone else would do in this situation, and charge them all suicidally.

...only to find them stacked up in a long thin corridor all staring at the ground so they don't get blinded by the flashbang behind me. And I have a P90 with a 60 round magazine at point blank range, and none of them can shoot me because their buddies are in the way.

I started shooting heads until I was out of ammo and only had one guy left who started running away from my demon fury until I chased him down with my pistol.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
4/1/21 12:20 p.m.

My sole moment of internet gaming greatness was back when I played Titanfall 2. Out of the 500 matches I played online, I was in the top 3 scorers for 350 of those matches. I piloted the most difficult Titan to use properly, which also was the most bonkersly powerful if you knew you're E36 M3. I went 1v4 with an enemy team, mopped the floor with all of their Titans and just lumbered off, and then someone tried reporting me for cheating because they couldn't comprehend how badly they got wrecked.

Other than that, my gaming career is aggressively mediocre. Perhaps the funniest was when I used to play Overwatch with my friends and somehow got worse at the game the more that I played it. 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
4/1/21 12:49 p.m.

I was better than my daughters at Spyro the Dragon until they were about nine years old.

 

Azryael
Azryael Reader
4/1/21 1:16 p.m.

I feel you on the accuracy part.

I've been streaming classic games I grew up playing, like Doom, Diablo 1 & 2, CnC, etc.

I need to get a capture device so I can stream my NES.

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
4/1/21 7:50 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

Spyro the Dragon 

Ha! Mrs. P’s favourite game. Something funny about watching a late 50’s woman going hardcore on a little kids game. 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
4/2/21 11:48 a.m.

TIL how important humor is to a marriage.

Giving my wife some information I used the word "ampersand" which caused her to crack up and almost "pee a little".   

Who uses that word, she asks between laughter...

Glad I can still make you laugh. 

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
4/2/21 11:53 a.m.

TIL what this -> & is called

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
4/2/21 12:12 p.m.

I've never really played online games, but I used to play a lot of halo with my roomies. We thought we were pretty hot E36 M3 until my little brother came over one day and joined in. And he's not even that competitive. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/2/21 12:50 p.m.
Mr. Peabody said:
Streetwiseguy said:

Spyro the Dragon 

Ha! Mrs. P’s favourite game. Something funny about watching a late 50’s woman going hardcore on a little kids game. 

That E36 M3 is HARD!  We played the original versions on PS2 and bought the PS4 remaster. I am still working my way through it between fits of getting stuck on some ridiculously difficult task.

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
4/3/21 5:03 p.m.

Hard? Not for me, it's impossible. Whatever it takes, I don't have it. Never have and never will. She's also into the Skylanders thing now too, and gets giddy like a 13 year old when she finds new figures at the game store.

TIL that my stepdad is bald.

I knew he was fairly well off, but not having a hairpiece that is indistinguishable from real hair well off.

At 94 he finally decided to stop living the lie. I really wanted to ask if I could try it.

wae
wae UberDork
4/3/21 8:20 p.m.

TIL:  There is nothing fun about any home improvement project that requires me to utter the words "I'd like to rent a trash pump, please".

ZOO (Forum Supporter)
ZOO (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/4/21 7:59 a.m.
Mr. Peabody said:

TIL what this -> & is called

You might also be delighted to know that this # is known as an octothorpe. 

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
4/4/21 8:44 a.m.

Dude, I'm walking on air!

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/4/21 9:35 a.m.

Coconut Flower 50% substituted in to pancakes is really good. 

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/4/21 9:39 a.m.

The Reptar Wagon Song still makes me smile and want to dance around the room. (I found a MP3 I ripped for my kids). 

preach (fs)
preach (fs) HalfDork
4/4/21 10:15 a.m.

A woman named Ramona once owned my house. She recently passed away, I guess. Today, Easter, her kids (~my age 50) came by and asked to spread some ashes. Told me a whole bunch about my house which is 131 years old.

Odd but kinda neat.

mtn (Forum Supporter)
mtn (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/4/21 10:49 a.m.
preach (fs) said:

A woman named Ramona once owned my house. She recently passed away, I guess. Today, Easter, her kids (~my age 50) came by and asked to spread some ashes. Told me a whole bunch about my house which is 131 years old.

Odd but kinda neat.

That is really, really cool. And it reminds me of one of the few songs that has made mainstream country radio recently, The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert. 

mtn (Forum Supporter)
mtn (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/4/21 10:50 a.m.
dean1484 said:

Coconut Flower 50% substituted in to pancakes is really good. 

Just 50/50 regular flour and coconut flour? 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/8/21 12:29 a.m.

TIL that Snowpiercer is a decent TV show.

 

I loved the movie but I didn't think it'd work , pleasantly surprised

DaewooOfDeath
DaewooOfDeath SuperDork
4/8/21 3:13 a.m.

TIL that early modern Western painters were heavily influenced by a thing called "japonisme."

 

Manet, Matisse, Whistler and even Jackson Pollock.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
4/8/21 7:41 a.m.
DaewooOfDeath said:

TIL that early modern Western painters were heavily influenced by a thing called "japonisme.".

I first read that as "jalopnikism"

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