Beta-tastic

Another post for Joystick Love, this time a little humor about the FFXIV Beta forums, which were a wretched hive of scum and villany.

 

Beta-tastic.

Radio Wingnut: Gays Are So Empty Inside They Must ‘Absorb’ Another Person — Right Through Their Spunk!

I can’t even…

Radio Wingnut: Gays Are So Empty Inside They Must ‘Absorb’ Another Person — Right Through Their Spunk!.

Comfort Games

Another piece for Joystick Love that’s about games you come back to.  Specifically in this case, Lord of the Rings Online.

Comfort Games.

Fishing for Fish

So my guildmates have started a blog and podcast called Joystick Love.  I just wrote a little bit about the Phil Fish/FEZ II fiasco.  Cross-posted for your pleasure:

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SCotUS Goes for the Bronze

We’re less than 12 hours away from the expected decisions in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry and I’m both excited and nervous. Excited because it’s generally agreed that the decisions will have a positive effect on gay equal rights in the US. Nervous because I’m justifiably concerned that the decisions will be very narrow and not have nearly the effect which I wish them to have.  I’m hoping for a “gold medal” joint decision on these cases. the decision that would ensure marriage equality for the US.  I’m expecting two separate decisions.  In Hollingsworth v. Perry, I’m expecting a California-specific decision which strikes down Proposition 8.  As for US v. Windsor, I’ve subscribed to the definitions of the possible decisions.  Gold would be the aforementioned full marriage rights throughout the US and it’s territories.   This is, unfortunately, highly unlikely.  Silver would be interstate and federal recognition of marriage rights, but would not for any state to grant marriage licenses if they chose not too.  Honestly, I think silver is the least likely decision.  Finally, bronze is the decision I’m expecting tomorrow.  That would require federal recognition of same sex marriage, but not inter-state.  And of course, finally, the court could decline to make a decision, but that would suck balls, and if that were the case, I’m headed to DC tomorrow to personally punch Roberts and Scalia in the balls.

Here Comes E3

E3 starts in a little less than a week and I was thinking about what I’m looking forward to this year:

  • Microsoft trying really hard to perform damage control and convince us we really, really honest to God want and X1.
  • Sony having a PS4 conference consisting of a giant screen with two lists: The awful things that Microsoft is doing with the X1 and the exact opposite things they’re doing with the PS4.
    • Maybe a price point so I know what to start saving?
    • Gran Turismo 6 looking hella sexy and reminding us the PS3 still has some life left in it.
    • Sony reminding us all that we should go buy The Last of Us like, right the fuck now.
    • More info on the new Infamous game!
  • Nintendo desperately trying to remind us that the Wii U is a thing that currently exists that we should totally buy.
    • New Zelda game(s) to make us want to buy a Wii U and/or 3DS.
    • Actually, I’m seriously looking forward to the 3DS Zelda game.
    • Not giving a shit about the new Mario Kart/Super Smash Bros./Pokémon games.
  • Another crazy balls Saint Row IV trailer.
  • Finally figuring out anything at all about Dragon Age III.
  • Hoping that Assassin’s Creed IV as a lot of naval battles, because the Naval Battles in ACIII were about my favorite part.
    • Actually, I’d take those naval battles as a full game, tyvm.
  • Hoping that this is an actual thing.
  • Remembering that I’ll have to buy a new controller before breaking mine playing Dark Souls II.
  • Looking for TESO info, then most likely quickly losing interest. Sorry Bethesda, I just don’t think that series needs an MMO.
  • TV.

So what about y’all? Looking forward to anything from E3 2013?

Oh Good God

I don’t care how patriotic you are, this song is just painful. Thank you /r/MURICA/ for bring this to my attention.