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A professional nonetheless. by XbOx_WaS_ShUt_DoWn in funny

[–]synbios16 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I believe the exact line was "nobody's nose knows like bubba's nose knows".

It has been stuck in my head for 25 years now.

Con-crunching lately... I made a set of Ghibli sprites (๑•̀ㅁ•́๑)✧ by HelloPixelByte in beadsprites

[–]synbios16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These are not his original designs and cannot tell you "no". I considered removing the post as it seems to be claiming credit.

Why are Pegboards 29x29? by Drake-star in beadsprites

[–]synbios16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm sure it's got everything to do with manufacturing. The molds or dies or whatever probably fit a certain amount per sheet of material or something and this was the most efficient configuration to minimize loss during the process.

Did you figure it out? by thedemlz in gaming

[–]synbios16 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The guy that made this made several from many different games. He frequently shows up in anime/comic cons and has a booth full of prints.

Can we just appreciate the work that went into the halo reach limited edition that came with this amazingly detailed book, this just shows the work which was put into this amazing game! by zammieboy in gaming

[–]synbios16 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is one of the major differences between 343 and Bungie. Bungie put so much heart and soul into the Halo series and tried so many new things. The Halo 2 Limited Edition was a metal case and the instruction booklet was written from the perspective of the Covenant.

The Halo 3 Limited Edition came with a full size Master Chief helmet.

The Halo Reach Limited Edition was this big ol' box with Catherine Halsey's Journal and lots of story.

Halo 2, and 3's marketing was beautiful. The Chopin music, the absolutely gigantic model of the battlefield, I Love Bees, it was all so good.

Halo 4's Limited Edition came with custom gun skin DLC's that were specific to the retailer at which you purchased.

Halo 4 started to turn the multiplayer into a Call of Duty clone. They even named the controller configuration "Fishstick". (Call of Duty = CoD = cod = fish)

Multiplayer in 4 had unlockable weapons, abilities and loadouts. People who had been playing longer than me, or drinking more Mountain Dew get to start the match with better guns. Your HUD in multiplayer now tells you exactly where weapons are and you can see when they get picked up by other players. This is a huge strategic gameplay change. In previous Halo games, you had to know that the rocket launcher only spawned once every 90 seconds, you had to play smart. Now the game panders to entry level players by holding their hand: "hey buddy, that sniper rifle's back if you wanna go and get it". There's some sort of strange killstreak thing I don't entirely understand, taken right from Call of Duty.

You can argue all day whether or not Halo was better than Call of Duty for a multiplayer experience, but at least it was different. Each new game puts Halo closer to CoD, which is just so sad to me.

Halo 5's marketing campaign included a commercial where the shell casing of a bullet came out of the barrel. No attention to detail. No real passion.

Also I feel like they really ruined the story in the Halo Franchise after 343 took over, but that's another essay.

We just don't by ojas_blue in funny

[–]synbios16 182 points183 points  (0 children)

Google is terrible about this. You type in "does X have a post credits scene" and you get pages of results that are all articles 10 paragraphs long, talking about ticket sales for said movie or how good the movie was.

I want a simple fucking yes/no and a number.

"Does X-men 12 Cyclops' Eye Exam have a post credits scene?"

"Yes, two"

How Piracy Damaged Nintendo by [deleted] in gaming

[–]synbios16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Needs a lot of work, man. This video is all over the place when the title tells us it should be all about piracy.

No need to talk about the Nintendo/Sony system. No need to really talk about Sony at all or compare disc sizes. You don't mention at all the rampant piracy of both the Wii U and 3DS that lets people get every game for free after a couple hours of loading programs into the consoles.

The switch is getting more hacked by the day and you don't mention that at all.

Your wrap-up includes lines like "Nintendo is one of the biggest gaming companies in the world". We know that. The title wouldn't be appealing at all if Nintendo wasn't one of the biggest. It's not information, it's like wasteful vocal filler.

Why can't some people just enjoy gaming without bashing other people taste? by rak96 in gaming

[–]synbios16 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You're talking about deep instinctual neurological habits. This stuff isn't limited to gaming, everybody does it for everything. Humans have a tribal mentality that usually puts you in an "us vs them" mindset. The human brain is comfortable in that situation.

Oh you're a Republican? Oh you're an atheist? Oh you eat meat? Oh you like the new star wars? Oh you like the Pokemon after gen 1? You bought a chevy?

It's everything. The solution is long and complicated, but essentially you'll be okay if you just remember:

Be excellent to each other

Season two Unwatchable by synbios16 in ASOUE

[–]synbios16[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, although that particular scene isn't as bad as most others.

Season two Unwatchable by synbios16 in ASOUE

[–]synbios16[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, I'm streaming directly from Netflix.

Everytime by Kazu1101 in gaming

[–]synbios16 47 points48 points  (0 children)

is two words. "Every time".

This is driving me absolutely bonkers by synbios16 in RetroPie

[–]synbios16[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I made a quick video to explain better. Uploading now.

This is driving me absolutely bonkers by synbios16 in RetroPie

[–]synbios16[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks like instructions on how to make a cheats file on a pc and move it to the pi. I understand that can be done, but I know I have input the cheats via the retroarch gui before, with only a control pad and keyboard. I do not have access to a pc right now.

Happy St. Patrick's Day by NeilBillAndI in funny

[–]synbios16 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Don't forget lawnmower man! Classic American cinema!

The legends of Zelda skyward sword or twilight princess which is better and why by [deleted] in gaming

[–]synbios16 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Out of the two options, Twilight is clearly the superior game.

Skyward Sword is one of those games where if you only play the first five hours you're completely blown away, but if you finish it, you hate most of it, which is why the reviews for it upon release were initially stellar. Reviewers don't have time to play games to the end.

It's got the most back tracking of any game I've ever played, extremely frustrating motion controls that don't really present their issues until a few hours in, flying controls that literally cause you pain, a disappointingly limited over world, an alternate world system that only shows up later in which a single mistake causes instant failure with no save points, frustrating slow speech especially in shops/the bug collector, and stupidly repetitive bosses fights that all wreck this game, but don't rear their ugly heads until you've been playing for a while.

If you only play the first few hours, you don't fight anything that requires more than a little random control waggling. You see a new unique art style with a beautiful mosaic effect at distance. You hear the first new Zelda theme in a long time.

Skyward Sword grows on you, but it grows on you like a tumor.

Twilight Princess and its HD update fare better, but of course are not without their flaws. The wolf form of Link has no growth, the extra dungeon feels pretty pointless (and I think it's even locked behind an Amiibo wall, IIRC. Horrible idea). While the motion controls are, of course, still present in this game, it wasn't trying so hard to be precise, so any random wiggle while holding the appropriate button/direction usually got the intended result.

The art style is a bit darker here, with everything following a softer, rounder motif, but comparing art styles from TP to SS is pretty arbitrary. Everybody's got their opinions on art styles.

Twilight Princess also has some pretty glaring story flaws. You set out initially to rescue this girl who you don't actually rescue until halfway through the game, and Princess Zelda herself is just weird. You see her a few times, then she vanishes or something? Then she comes back? It feels really rushed. Midna on the other hand is a welcome addition. A partner character that doesn't suck AND is actually useful!

TP > SS any day of the week

A banner I made to celebrate my Kirby marathon! What do you think? by the_tanooki in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Spretty. You ever wanna have a go throwing together a banner or logo for r/gaming, you lemme know.

Thrift store purchase! Take me back to NES childhood. by x4candles in gaming

[–]synbios16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10/10 - Gamespot

10/10 - Gamestop

10/10 - GAME

10/10 - IGN