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  1. Nova

    What are y’all gonna be for Halloween?

    I'm not going out because COVID so... probably nothing this year.
  2. Nova

    Mario Sunshine does not hold up

    Wow I have no idea what happened with that other thread cloning your OP. Some kind of bot or something, I assume. Anyway, I'm going to copy-paste what I said over there: The level design is definitely hit or miss with some very frustrating parts, but I completely disagree about the satisfaction...
  3. Nova

    The Great Food Pic Thread

    Below: my meals for today. Breakfast: toast and orange juice. Ordinarily I just have some cold cereal (what's your favorite and why is it Honey Bunches of Oats?), but today I was in the mood for something lighter. Lunch: Tuna with dried cranberries. Nothing special. Dinner: Leftover mac and...
  4. Nova

    The Great Food Pic Thread

    Follow-up: because it came out so well the first time, I decided to try making the baked mac and cheese again, but with an added twist: half the pasta, then an additional layer of cheese slices, then the rest of the pasta and the crust. It was divine. You get an extra layer of melty, gooey...
  5. Nova

    Your worst "I give up" moment in games?

    I have a personal rule where (unless it's a game like Super Meat Boy or Celeste), if I die more than a dozen times in the same place, I stop playing. I rarely actually reach this threshold, though. I think the most recent instance was Wolfenstein: The New Order, on a ship level.
  6. Nova

    Stupid Video Game Troupes

    There's an old RPG Maker game, Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis, where if it wouldn't make sense for an enemy to be carrying money, they'll instead drop body parts or scrap metal or something along those lines that you can sell. Same end result in gameplay, but it fits much better in terms of flavor.
  7. Nova

    The Great Food Pic Thread

    I learned of shakshouka when my family dragged me along on a trip to Israel last December and it was available for breakfast at every hotel and restaurant. I bought a large bottle of a seasoning blend made for the stuff from a shop in Tel Aviv and it's been part of my normal meal rotation ever...
  8. Nova

    The Great Food Pic Thread

    I would have never thought of doing a tuna casserole with a potato chip crust. That seems like it would be either brilliant or awful with no in-between.
  9. Nova

    The Great Food Pic Thread

    Hot damn that looks nice! And shakshouka, huh? You've got good taste.
  10. Nova

    Stupid Video Game Troupes

    I can't stand the Tragedians from Pathologic, with their stupid masks and melodramatic performances dirtying the very concept of theater-- Sorry, I just realized you probably meant tropes. Whoops, my mistake!
  11. Nova

    What are you playing?

    Still gradually picking away at FF7 Remake. Afterward, I still need to decide if I want to play Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition first or finally try out the Witcher trilogy now that I've finished re-reading the novels.
  12. Nova

    What was your first gamer moment?

    Yeah. It's also just a texture error.
  13. Nova

    The Great Food Pic Thread

    First attempt at a baked mac and cheese using soy products (I'm lactose intolerant). Seasoned it with some basil, oregano, and thyme, and mixed plenty of cayenne into the crust for a light kick. Came out pretty nicely, and I've got enough for 4-5 full meals. First piece unfortunately fell apart...
  14. Nova

    I did a Youtube!

    Nice to hear the depth is appreciated; I'm always afraid that I'm too verbose and overlong when scripting these out, especially when the resulting videos are consistently over 20 minutes in length. But I hope you enjoy taking the piss out of failed trading card games, because my material usually...
  15. Nova

    What was your first gamer moment?

    Used to play Humongous Entertainment point-and-clicks with my mom when I was really little. When I was five, we picked up the first Spy Fox game and reached a puzzle where you're underwater and need to find a way past a pair of guards patrolling on giant robot fish. We were stuck on this puzzle...
  16. Nova

    Sections you despise in games you like?

    Alpine Skyline in A Hat in Time. It's gorgeous and has some nifty platforming challenges, but the near-complete lack of story and characters that make the rest of the game so charming leaves it feeling really empty and honestly kind of dull. Thankfully if you have the Nyakuza Metro DLC, you can...
  17. Nova

    I did a Youtube!

    I've actually had this channel for a while. Typically I make videos about dead trading card games, but because of THE PLAGUE, I haven't really been able to play those lately. So I played this early trading card game video game instead! And it's terrible! I hope you all can derive some...
  18. Nova

    screenshot thread yay

    Oxenfree is a serious horror game, you guys.
  19. Nova

    Let's write haiku!

    Please, they're so easy. Though sometimes, they don't make sense. Deep-fried octopus.