I'd probably put effort into getting an SNES Classic.
The NES Classic just seems so boring. It was my first system as a kid but I have little nostalgia for it.
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Posted by Spokker on 25 August 2015 - 07:38 PM
Everyone knows that if you DON'T play (Y) Inverted...you're an abomination...just like all those that are left handed.
The only thing that's inverted here are your priorities and sense of morals!!!!
You will feel ashamed of your words & deeds.
Posted by Spokker on 07 July 2015 - 08:31 PM
For those on the fence, here's what to expect.
Simultaneously one of the most beautiful and ugliest sports game in existence. One second you're looking at the sun setting over Wrigley Field, the next you're looking at PS2-era textures on minor league stadiums.
Initially, you will be late on fastballs and early on changeups. Balls low and in the dirt are almost impossible to hit because of the perspective so aim and pray. If you are having trouble hitting, just take your hands off the controller for a couple pitches. I'm serious.
Once you learn how to hit, your good contact swings and balls hit up the middle are going to hit the opposing pitcher's titanium legs, resulting in an easy out. When it happens to YOUR pitcher, your fielders will run around like chickens with their heads cut off, resulting in an easy single. I've seen CPU pitchers get hit in the head with a line drive up the middle and they go, "Guess I better throw to first." They have steel plates in their heads.
If you play online, prepare for opponents who stock their team with Dee Gordons and Rajai Davis clones that do nothing but bunt and run the bases. If they don't want to lose, they will lag switch while pitching, resulting in teleporting balls. If they really want to ruin your day, they will keep hitting your batters until you get sick of it and quit.
Road to the Show is addicting and has that Civilization-esque "one more at-bat" mentality.
Your 4-1 lead in the 9th is going to be decimated by the CPU batters who have suddenly turned into Barry Bonds. It's frustrating, it's fun and it's baseball, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Posted by Spokker on 15 May 2015 - 08:01 PM
The Chris Rock narrative is easily accessible because it pretends that institutional discrimination doesn't exist, you're not at fault for enacting and benefitting from passive white privilege throughout your life, and that it is actually blacks who are responsible for fixing their condition on your own.
People got it because it was based in truth. People laughed because it mirrors their own experiences. And I'm only half-white so do I get half-white privilege? My last name is ethnic-sounding so surely I suffer from racism when I submit a resume, right?