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everything mentioned in here is very clearly a video game, if there's a grey area it's in VNs

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:40 (four weeks ago) link

In other news, it's over a year since the Smart Dollhouse aspect of Fortnite brought in its first billion.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:41 (four weeks ago) link

lol My daughter is now, with no prompting but hilarious timing, playing Mario Kart for the first time in months.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:42 (four weeks ago) link

my daughters play games, goal-oriented (splatoon, mario odyssey) and non-goal-oriented (stardew valley), all the time. guess they're just cooler than your daughters.

na (NA), Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:42 (four weeks ago) link

Totally possible!

Speaking of amazing timing, I literally just got an email from Nintendo saying "We wanted to let you know that the components you sent to Nintendo for repair have been received." So it took a week or so after sending in my controller to get a confirmation that they got my controller!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:44 (four weeks ago) link

ditto. i gave up yesterday and ordered a cheap controller.

na (NA), Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:48 (four weeks ago) link

I don't know any boys their age or younger who play with dolls or dollhouses

i played nonstop with dollhouses as a kid and so did all my friends!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtDNW0neqNU

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:54 (four weeks ago) link

Still haven't broken down and got the Pro controller yet, but it feels inevitable

Nhex, Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:55 (four weeks ago) link

xps I was gonna say Fortnite is massive and ultimately a wacky dollhouse with shooting players barely care about

Nhex, Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:56 (four weeks ago) link

pro controller is really good other than the dpad being too sensitive for fighting games/puzzle games that need precision

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:57 (four weeks ago) link

All kids play with dolls & dollhouses, it's just that the dolls marketed to boys are called "action figures."

IMO games are all "Interesting Situation generators" and predefined goals and competition are just means to create the Interesting Situation, and by no means the only ones games can use.

I have come to terms with the fact that the Pro Controller dpad sucks, and I'm thinking about getting one of those 8bitdo ones. They look pretty good.

Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:59 (four weeks ago) link

I'm hoping that after my controller is repaired it'll play better. I use the pro exclusively when I play on the TV, joycons in portable mode, but the drift issue was a PIA.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:00 (four weeks ago) link

i get the point, but Fortnite is def a shooter first and the crafty bits are not rly dollhouse-y c'mon

circa1916, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:01 (four weeks ago) link

Another example, I never played Minecraft, but my older kid sometimes did. But only building. (There's more to the game, right?) She still sometimes builds with friends online.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:03 (four weeks ago) link

there's more to the game in the sense that the original game is a survival game but i think most people get tired of that and just play in free build mode

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:09 (four weeks ago) link

The bits where you pay money / complete challenges to get new clothes / skins / handbags / moves are pretty f'ing dollhousey, IMO.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:29 (four weeks ago) link

the point is anyone who plays any video game of any kind is a fucking dork

na (NA), Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:43 (four weeks ago) link

otm

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:44 (four weeks ago) link

i mean in most games you complete challenges (or nowadays pay money) to unlock skins, clothes, and stuff?

xxp

also lol NA otm

circa1916, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:45 (four weeks ago) link

lol yeah, if anything I suspect my girls are If anything too cool for me. I'm the dork for sure.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:57 (four weeks ago) link

I've got video game madness again I don't want to stop thinking about video games

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:23 (four weeks ago) link

I’ve got dollhouse madness

Evan, Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:07 (four weeks ago) link

I ordered a second console so I can play again. And (theoretically) my kid and I will get to use local two-player on our own screens. Really looking forward to it.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 25 August 2019 02:41 (three weeks ago) link

My nephew was over this weekend and introduced me to Splatoon. Rules!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 August 2019 03:31 (three weeks ago) link

make sure you get the new revision that just came out with the much longer battery life, if you can

ciderpress, Sunday, 25 August 2019 12:01 (three weeks ago) link

Oh I did, memorized the different model numbers to be sure

El Tomboto, Sunday, 25 August 2019 15:14 (three weeks ago) link

hmm astral chain getting really positive reviews

ciderpress, Monday, 26 August 2019 13:24 (three weeks ago) link

Have any reviewers called it "off the chain?" I need to know so I can either shame or congratulate them, I'm conflicted

icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Monday, 26 August 2019 17:43 (three weeks ago) link

OK, fwiw just got a tracking number that my Joy-con is on its way back, so that's a pretty fast turnaround.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 26 August 2019 18:07 (three weeks ago) link

every reviewer has called it that, by sheer coincidence

ciderpress, Monday, 26 August 2019 18:07 (three weeks ago) link

xp to Josh,
I imagine that there must be a good rpg (with more story than zelda) that your daughters would eat up

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 26 August 2019 18:09 (three weeks ago) link

or adventure game. My little sister eventually got into games like Monkey Island, Paper Mario, and Chrono Trigger

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 26 August 2019 18:13 (three weeks ago) link

switch should have a paper mario game, hopefully that's in the pipe

ciderpress, Monday, 26 August 2019 18:20 (three weeks ago) link

Blz

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 26 August 2019 18:25 (three weeks ago) link

I think they're just not that interested, tbh. Sometimes these things skip generations, and they have plenty of other distractions. I just hope my younger one (not that young anymore) is still interested in Animal Crossing by the time it finally releases for the Switch.

Curiously (or not) they do seem to enjoy watching me play games. Of course, I (and obviously countless others) enjoy watching others play games online, so that's not unusual. Another random data point is that when I was playing Mario Kart with my nephew this weekend, he was really into watching the instant replays at the end, whereas I never gave a poop about that.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 26 August 2019 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

hmm astral chain getting really positive reviews
sounds good, someone here be the guinea pig

Nhex, Monday, 26 August 2019 18:58 (three weeks ago) link

I got it on preorder lol, really looking foward to it

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 26 August 2019 19:10 (three weeks ago) link

yeah i'm gonna pick it up next week if i finish judgment this weekend

ciderpress, Monday, 26 August 2019 19:33 (three weeks ago) link

I haven't played Super Mario Odyssey yet but the Dr. Mario app loads a close-up picture of the new Mario and his eyes are kinda creepy. They didn’t need the hyper-realistic lines in the iris. A blue gradient is good enough.

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 22:11 (three weeks ago) link

Transferring my user data to the new Switch: painless

Re-establishing my kid’s ability to play her favorite games on the old Switch now that mine is the “primary:” hard brexit

El Tomboto, Thursday, 29 August 2019 01:17 (three weeks ago) link

The lack of qualified negotiators is going to lead to food and medicine shortages at my house. Some industries are already looking for alternative locations

El Tomboto, Thursday, 29 August 2019 01:21 (three weeks ago) link

Really mistook which Switch to ditch in this sitch

El Tomboto, Thursday, 29 August 2019 01:25 (three weeks ago) link

yeah that stuff is very arcane

ciderpress, Thursday, 29 August 2019 01:29 (three weeks ago) link

Completely corrupted her Minecraft save. Had to blow it all away to get it working again; if she had anything important on local that wasn’t in the Microsoft cloud, I may not survive tomorrow

El Tomboto, Thursday, 29 August 2019 02:40 (three weeks ago) link

I feel like I’ve been working on an old car for the past two hours

El Tomboto, Thursday, 29 August 2019 02:42 (three weeks ago) link

you may have hit the point where your best move is to buy your child’s love back by rebuying all the games.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 29 August 2019 02:45 (three weeks ago) link

Oh that happened too. Spending another hundo on things I thought we already owned was the easy part

El Tomboto, Thursday, 29 August 2019 03:00 (three weeks ago) link

untitled goose game out sept. 20

na (NA), Friday, 30 August 2019 16:17 (three weeks ago) link

honk

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 30 August 2019 16:30 (three weeks ago) link

yessssss

nxd, Friday, 30 August 2019 18:55 (three weeks ago) link


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