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I've still not played the game, but I enjoyed Rich and Jack's discussion of it. Spoiler alert: They're not crazy about it lol

Rich and Jack are playing Helldivers and accidentally invite a couple random players (another funny moment is when the first player joins and surprises Rich and Jack) to play along with them.

In the main video, one of the random players has his wife start scolding him apparently for being too loud, and for being 30 and talking to people on a computer game. The funny exchange starts at about the 7 min mark. smiling_imp

I was not aware of this game show, but as a 90's kid, it would have been my favorite, easily.

If you've not seen it before, I recommend you check it out. It's pretty "rad."

At least check out the theme at the beginning.


(Also it includes all the commercials, which are an amazing 90's time capsule as well)
AdamPFarnsworth gives this an astounding "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
AdamPFarnsworth gives this a "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
Plague Inc. is a strategy-simulation game in which the player controls a plague which has infected patient zero. The player can choose between various game-modes, plagues and viruses, and complete the objective set by the game-mode by evolving the plague and adapting to various environments. The objectives include, but are not limited to: Infecting and killing the world's population with a pathogen, enslaving the world's population with the "Neurax Worm" or converting the world's population into zombies with the "Necroa Virus". However, there is a time pressure to complete the game before humans, the opponent, develop a cure for the plague.

I just discovered this game (it came out in 2012 originally) and have been really enjoying it! Basically you start off with a disease (depending on the level you're playing it could be a bacteria, a virus, a fungus or many other pathogens, each with different abilities) and you control how it evolves to infect and kill the entire human population.

You have three different areas to evolve the disease in: Transmission - How the disease infects people (could be spread by animals or blood or just in the air or water), Symptoms - How the disease affects people (starting with minor symptoms like coughing or rashes, working up to total organ failure) and Abilities - How the disease fights to stay alive (ability to survive in extreme climates and drug resistance to name some ways)

As your disease progresses, humans will notice it. If you develop your symptoms too early, the humans might find a cure before you have time to spread to everyone. But some symptoms also help spread the disease quicker, so it's a fun balancing act to find creative ways to kill everyone off.

In addition to the standard play modes, there are really unique scenarios. I played one called Santa's Little Helper. Here's the synopsis in game: The world is dark and gloomy. Boring governments worldwide have banned holidays, laughter and celebrations. Humanity has forgotten how to have fun - people dress in grey and spend all their time working. Luckily, the Neurax Worm has teamed up with Santa and is determined to infect the whole world with joy and happiness. In this scenario, you try to infect everyone with a brain controlling parasite that causes them to be happy. If people get too happy, the government notices and tries to find a cure. You can send planes full of "presents" from infected countries to uninfected countries to spread the parasite faster.

Other scenarios I've played have included a resurgence of the Black Death and the Simian Flu (from the new Planet of the Apes movies). In the Simian Flu, not only are you mutating the virus to spread and kill humans, but you also can work to increase ape intelligence and lethality. Unfortunately the Simian Flu scenario was just a sampling. I'll have to buy the various scenario expansion packs eventually.

I don't normally spend money on mobile games, but this is one I think I will. There's so much variety in play on this, I think I can get a lot of bang for my buck.

I definitely recommend checking this game out if you haven't yet!

I've never actually played any of the Five Nights at Freddy's games, but it's been fun watching MatPat trying to dissect the story as the games have come out. He finally believes he has the story finally solved.

The final video (the main one for this post) is the final theory, and is good on it's own, but it was also a fun journey watching MatPat and the Game Theorists try and figure the games out as they came out, so I'd recommend watching the whole playlist:

And of course, now that the story is "solved," there's a new image at that hints at more on 12/22/15 lol.

We always knew they were coming back

Independence Day was one of my favorite movie experiences in my teenage years, so I'm excited to see what the sequel will bring us. This trailer looks pretty rad, and there's a cool interactive website that shows how the world has progressed since the War of 1996. It's a bit clunky, but cool to click through :)

#‎Hearthstone‬’s third adventure, the League of Explorers, has just been announced at ‪#‎BlizzCon‬!

I really hope there's some cooperative play built into this adventure! This week's Tavern Brawl has been a lot of fun.j

Jack and Rich (from Previously Recorded and RedLetterMedia) play the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. This is also their first stream with a "facecam."

The game requires two players, and you need to print out the Bomb Defusal Manual. One player looks at the screen and describes the bomb to the second player who looks through the manual to figure out what is needed to defuse the bomb. It has a time limit and will explode if you make too many mistakes.

This game looks like a ton of fun. Watch Rich and Jack play it a bit (you can just skip ahead to around 7:30 in the video to see the gameplay.

*Had a longer post written before my browser crashed*

At first I saw Super Mario Maker as just a fancier Mario Paint, but I've been watching some Let's Plays and have seen it been used super creatively. I've seen a Sonic Green Hill Zone Act 1 recreation (, a level with flying super mushrooms that you're actually avoiding like enemies because you need to be small to continue through the level, and many others.

It looks really great. I will probably pick this up now when it's on sale around Christmas :)

Recently I heard someone (Jay from RedLetterMedia for those that care) talk about how he listens to a type of music called Synthwave. I looked it up and found out that I really like it. It's been around for a while, and you might recognize if from movies and video games such as Drive and Hotline Miami.

From Wikipedia:
Musically, synthwave is heavily inspired by new wave and the soundtracks of many 1980s films, videogames, cartoons and television shows. Composers such as John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream are frequently cited as influences. The style is mainly instrumental, and often contain 80s cliché elements in the sound such as electronic drums, gated reverb, analog synthesizer bass lines and leads, all to resemble tracks from that time period. However, synthwave incorporates modern production techniques such as sidechained compression and placing the bassline and kick drum prominentliy in the mix as heard in modern electronic music genres such as electro house.

Aesthetically, synthwave gives a retrofuturistic perspective, emulating 1980s science fiction, action, and horror media. In this sense, it can be considered the inverse of vaporwave; while the latter expresses disdain for 80s culture, synthwave expresses nostalgia for it and attempts to capture the era's atmosphere. Examples of this aesthetic may be viewed in films and video games such as Drive, Hotline Miami, the upcoming game Power Drive 2000 and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

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