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Thread request: House of Cards season 6 now available on Netflix

And apparently it's pretty awful. IMDB average scores for each episode hover in the 3 to 4 range.

A common complaint I hear is they play the "FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT" card so heavily.
 
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I would be grateful if anyone could help me post this one:

Someone already posted the lifetime PS Vita software sales charts from The NPD Group last week, and today the source of those, Mat Piscatella, has released the lifetime US sales charts for mid to late 90s era consoles. It makes for some interesting reading.




I'll briefly comment on the Saturn, as that is the only one I owned at the time. I was pleasantly surprised to see Nights in 2nd place. Although it was hyped up a lot, I didn't think it was the type of game to gel with an American audience, but I guess I was wrong. Since the Megadrive/Genesis was well known for its sports titles, I'm not as surprised at Madden topping the list as some might be. The sad thing about the Saturn chart is how many games were from the console's first 18 months of life, including at least two launch titles (Panzer Dragoon and Daytona, not sure if World Baseball was). It shows how quickly it fell out of favour and was gradually abandoned in the US.

Fun fact about the Playstation chart: only 3 games from that top 10 bestsellers list are included in the upcoming Playstation Classic.
 
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I would be grateful if anyone could help me post this one:

Someone already posted the lifetime PS Vita software sales charts from The NPD Group last week, and today the source of those, Mat Piscatella, has released the lifetime US sales charts for mid to late 90s era consoles. It makes for some interesting reading.




I'll briefly comment on the Saturn, as that is the only one I owned at the time. I was pleasantly surprised to see Nights in 2nd place. Although it was hyped up a lot, I didn't think it was the type of game to gel with an American audience, but I guess I was wrong. Since the Megadrive/Genesis was well known for its sports titles, I'm not as surprised at Madden topping the list as some might be. The sad thing about the Saturn chart is how many games were from the console's first 18 months of life, including at least two launch titles (Panzer Dragoon and Daytona, not sure if World Baseball was). It shows how quickly it fell out of favour and was gradually abandoned in the US.

Fun fact about the Playstation chart: only 3 games from that top 10 bestsellers list are included in the upcoming Playstation Classic.
Posted.

I changed the tweets slightly so there are no chart double ups.

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/npd-...arts-for-saturn-ps-n64-gbc-dreamcast.1467626/
 
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Thanks. How did you change the tweets? I couldn't quite work it out.
Because he was replying to his own tweets it shows the tweet it's replying to, so the ones posted were the Saturn tweet which was a reply to some text, the N64 tweet that replied to the PS tweet and the DC tweet that replied to the GBC tweet.
 
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Because he was replying to his own tweets it shows the tweet it's replying to, so the ones posted were the Saturn tweet which was a reply to some text, the N64 tweet that replied to the PS tweet and the DC tweet that replied to the GBC tweet.
Got it, thanks.
 
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Thanks in advance. Digging the new layout, btw.

Title: Bloomberg: China Is Paying for Most of Trump’s Trade War, Research Says

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(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is succeeding in making China pay most of the cost of his trade war.

That’s the conclusion of a new paper from EconPol Europe, a network of researchers in the European Union. U.S. companies and consumers will only pay 4.5 percent more after the nation imposed 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods, and the other 20.5 percent toll will fall on Chinese producers, according to authors Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek and Gabriel Felbermayr.
According to Zoller-Rydzek and Felbermayr, the tariffs will do what Trump has longed for: They will cut American imports of affected Chinese goods by more than a third, and lower the bilateral trade deficit by 17 percent.
The Trump administration selected products with the highest “price elasticity,” or high availability of substitutes, according to Zoller-Rydzek and Felbermayr. The Chinese products hit by Trump’s tariffs can mostly be replaced by other goods, forcing exporters to cut selling prices to keep buyers.
With the economic costs shifted to China, the U.S. levies will lead to a $18.4 billion net gain for the American government, the researchers wrote.
I’ve lost count on how many times this administration has caused inevitable apocalyptic doom only to be proven right in the end.

/end
 
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Thread request Hi there, I hope I am doing this right, but I am looking for as many young adult and adult Fantasy and Sci Fi novel recs as I can get. Can't post topics yet, and not sure how much longer it will take.
 
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Thread requests: Any short or long distance runners here?

Text: So, anyone here runs? I'm currently hibernating, it's been a slow year, but I would like to pick up the pace already in February, got some halfmarathons coming.

Are you running yourself? Do you have social profiles on Strava, Runkeeper, Nike+...?

What are your favorite races? I have three marathons and around 20 halfmarathons under the belt. Not so proud of my times, but I am not the one to brag about that. I simply love running.

Go!
 
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Thread requests: Any short or long distance runners here?

Text: So, anyone here runs? I'm currently hibernating, it's been a slow year, but I would like to pick up the pace already in February, got some halfmarathons coming.

Are you running yourself? Do you have social profiles on Strava, Runkeeper, Nike+...?

What are your favorite races? I have three marathons and around 20 halfmarathons under the belt. Not so proud of my times, but I am not the one to brag about that. I simply love running.

Go!
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Thread Request, I'm trying to include good information but just post about the game, write whatever, thanks:

Fae Tactics from Endlessfluff Games, developers of Legend of Fae (they seem to have also been involved with Valdis Story and other games) is coming to Steam in "early 2019". While Legend of Fae was a Puzzle Quest style match-x game Fae Tactics appears to be a full blown tactical rpg in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics (maybe I shouldn't compare to that cos, you know, expectations, I'm sure this will be a game with a smaller scope but I'm excited all the same!). From the official description to me it seems at least partly inspired by one of my favorite but underrated/unknown Falcom series, Vantage Master. All shown so far looks great to me so I have high hopes! Here's the official description, there's a trailer but I can't find it on youtube so go watch it on Steam:
In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae.

Story
Long ago the world of magic was separated from the natural world by Elemental Gates. One day the seal on the gates was broken, flooding the natural world with magical fae creatures once thought to be myths. The worlds merging was imperfect and much of the land was torn apart. The devastation claimed the lives of most of the population of natural and fae creatures alike. Those that survived have forged new lives in the ruins of the old worlds, but growing tension between man and fae threaten to finish what began with the opening of the gates.

Features
- Unique menuless turn based tactical gameplay.Manage the magical elements of your party to counter the enemies elements.
- Befriend a colorful cast of allies! Level Up and customize their abilities.Battle all kinds of Fae creatures and collect them into your team.
- Find powerful and unique Spells to help tip the scales in your favor.Traverse a variety of colorfully detailed environments in this isometric wonderland.
- Unravel secrets as you explore the various conflicts in the world in any order you want!

The studio's official site (wordpress?!) seems to also act like a development blog, the last post includes nifty gifs showing recent developments like these:
 
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Thread Request, I'm trying to include good information but just post about the game, write whatever, thanks:

Fae Tactics from Endlessfluff Games, developers of Legend of Fae is coming to Steam in "early 2019". While Legend of Fae was a Puzzle Quest style match-x game Fae Tactics appears to be a full blown tactical rpg in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics. From the official description to be it seems at least partly inspired by one of my favorite but underrated/unknown series, Vantage Master. All shown so far looks great so I have high hopes! Here's the official description, there's a trailer but I can't find it on youtube, see it on Steam:
In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae.

Story
Long ago the world of magic was separated from the natural world by Elemental Gates. One day the seal on the gates was broken, flooding the natural world with magical fae creatures once thought to be myths. The worlds merging was imperfect and much of the land was torn apart. The devastation claimed the lives of most of the population of natural and fae creatures alike. Those that survived have forged new lives in the ruins of the old worlds, but growing tension between man and fae threaten to finish what began with the opening of the gates.

Features
- Unique menuless turn based tactical gameplay.Manage the magical elements of your party to counter the enemies elements.
- Befriend a colorful cast of allies! Level Up and customize their abilities.Battle all kinds of Fae creatures and collect them into your team.
- Find powerful and unique Spells to help tip the scales in your favor.Traverse a variety of colorfully detailed environments in this isometric wonderland.
- Unravel secrets as you explore the various conflicts in the world in any order you want!

The studio's official site (wordpress?!) seems to also act like a development blog, the last post includes nifty gifs showing recent developments like these:
Title?
 
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Topic: Watching other countries' people eating is hilarious and frustrating

"I live in China and I'm sure when I put soy sauce into a bowl of white rice they get the same reaction I'm having right now.

I'm at a foreign restaurant here (Western food) and these two cute Chinese girls across the way ordered some burgers.

First thing they did was to take off the top bun with the lettuce and tomato and love it to a new plate and started cutting with her knife leaving the beef and bottom bun on the other plate untouched.

It's cute but also frustrating to watch it go down like that and this isn't the first time I've seen a Chinese person do this with a sandwich or burger.

Just makes me want to shake my head though. Probably how Japanese feel when they watch us eat sushi in the states.

What crazy food atrocities have you witnessed from people from another country being ignorant with proper food eating? Or do you have a story about how you utterly fucked up another country's meal by eating it wrong."


That's it. I'm in a restaurant right now and want to hear other people's stories about this.
 
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Topic: Watching other countries' people eating is hilarious and frustrating

"I live in China and I'm sure when I put soy sauce into a bowl of white rice they get the same reaction I'm having right now.

I'm at a foreign restaurant here (Western food) and these two cute Chinese girls across the way ordered some burgers.

First thing they did was to take off the top bun with the lettuce and tomato and love it to a new plate and started cutting with her knife leaving the beef and bottom bun on the other plate untouched.

It's cute but also frustrating to watch it go down like that and this isn't the first time I've seen a Chinese person do this with a sandwich or burger.

Just makes me want to shake my head though. Probably how Japanese feel when they watch us eat sushi in the states.

What crazy food atrocities have you witnessed from people from another country being ignorant with proper food eating? Or do you have a story about how you utterly fucked up another country's meal by eating it wrong."


That's it. I'm in a restaurant right now and want to hear other people's stories about this.
It's up for you (y)
 
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Thread request, feel free to copy paste everything, or not, title: Amazing Quake-like FPS DUSK Launches Final Campaign & Comes out of Early Access

I've been playing this game for many months now and, to me, it's the most successful retro-style FPS I've yet to encounter. I won't name the wannabes, some had their own merits for sure, but none were as successful in capturing this kind of gameplay. In DUSK, everything is spot on. The visuals, the feel of the weapons, the level design. It's like a long lost Quake cousin you somehow didn't get to play when it originally released in 1997 or whenever and it's resurfaced now with a source port making it as good as ever by providing all the features you could wish for! The game comes with three campaigns/episodes and a Duskworld multiplayer component on top (I tend to suck hard at these games, I've not even tried it, ha!).

The last campaign was finally released a couple days ago and the game today launches officially and out of early access!

Store page (oh yeah, it's on a -16% sale currently):
Launch trailer:
This reveal trailer was what got me hyped the most back then:
Funnily enough it also includes retro-graphics options so you can run it high resolution but make it look like it's going at a super low one, or with a lower color palette, draw distance and so on. I prefer playing it with the best options looking sharp and having bloom and whatever else, similarly to how I'd play Quake these days, but they're neat to have (and to know of in case you see worse media).

The game is published by New Blood Interactive alongside other cool games but it's mostly the work of one man. Not that the composer and others don't deserve a shout out, but that's impressive!

The boring screenshots are my own, one from the start of each of the episodes/campaigns, the last one is an older official screenshot from the store page. It's hard for me to take action screenshots, haha.
 
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Thread request, feel free to copy paste everything, or not, title: Amazing Quake-like FPS DUSK Launches Final Campaign & Comes out of Early Access

I've been playing this game for many months now and, to me, it's the most successful retro-style FPS I've yet to encounter. I won't name the wannabes, some had their own merits for sure, but none were as successful in capturing this kind of gameplay. In DUSK, everything is spot on. The visuals, the feel of the weapons, the level design. It's like a long lost Quake cousin you somehow didn't get to play when it originally released in 1997 or whenever and it's resurfaced now with a source port making it as good as ever by providing all the features you could wish for! The game comes with three campaigns/episodes and a Duskworld multiplayer component on top (I tend to suck hard at these games, I've not even tried it, ha!).

The last campaign was finally released a couple days ago and the game today launches officially and out of early access!

Store page (oh yeah, it's on a -16% sale currently):
Launch trailer:
This reveal trailer was what got me hyped the most back then:
Funnily enough it also includes retro-graphics options so you can run it high resolution but make it look like it's going at a super low one, or with a lower color palette, draw distance and so on. I prefer playing it with the best options looking sharp and having bloom and whatever else, similarly to how I'd play Quake these days, but they're neat to have (and to know of in case you see worse media).

The game is published by New Blood Interactive alongside other cool games but it's mostly the work of one man. Not that the composer and others don't deserve a shout out, but that's impressive!

The boring screenshots are my own, one from the start of each of the episodes/campaigns, the last one is an older official screenshot from the store page. It's hard for me to take action screenshots, haha.
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