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 News Post: Hell Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: I think there might be something to Doom Eternal's Battlemode; I'd like to spend more time finding that out. It's got deathmatch dynamics, pace, and terror, but with weird asymmetries that it seems like wouldn't even work on paper but actually feel kinda right. The ideas are much bigger than some Ritually Appended PvP (details to follow) exercise.  Somebody loved this and it's easy to tell. We do have to wonder what happened to the end of Doom Eternal, though. One of the final boss fights relies on a secondary fire whose targeting is incoherent at some angles,…

 Comic: Hell Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
New Comic: Hell

 News Post: Tripoli Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: I understand the idea of a Midlife Crisis as it is usually imagined, but "an emotional crisis of identity and self-confidence" is what my identity itself is based on. My inner life is a video feed of a video feed of a video feed of a mind fracture extending forward, perpetually devoured and devouring. I am a matryoshka of self-hate. Is that… is that not life? So my thinking is that if Mike wants to build a race car in his office he can drive against other psychopaths who have built race cars in their offices, he's probably doing this better than many men - skipping the red…

 Comic: Tripoli Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
New Comic: Tripoli

 News Post: Bellwether Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 16:35:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: I genuinely don’t know if Animal Crossing could have arrived at a better time.  I do have other games, I guess.  I’m just about done with Doom Eternal, which I think is about two hours too long.  Definitely like it, will purchase the DLC, ready to try the multiplayer, but we’ve reached the game’s humblebrag phase now and it’s interminable.  I just want to pick up the tab and go home.  I bought The Division 2: Warlords of New York before East because I love that game but I haven’t been in the mood to play a game about humanity…

 Comic: Bellwether Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
New Comic: Bellwether

 News Post: Disingenuous Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 18:50:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: I’m up against it now, at the very end of the new Doom, which as things come to a close almost has a kind of bullying energy.  Maybe these demons had a chance or whatever before I was carrying an arsenal with me everywhere, now I’m on some Destiny-tier immortal Guardian nonsense and the choice matrix for hell monsters is fucking stark.  There are only two choices.  And both involve me taking some part of them and putting it inside some other part of them, killing them instantly. And that would be plenty honestly.  That would be enough to break the seal and…

 News Post: Let’s Go Racing! Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 07:01:00 PST (Gabe)
Gabe: I watched Ford vs. Ferrari on the flight to PAX East and now I have this in my home office.  It’s perfectly reasonable to wonder how that happened. Plenty of people saw that movie and didn’t construct pretend race cars. I assume.  I had very little familiarity with racing. I had never heard of endurance racing or of Le Mans. I found the idea of a 24 hour race consisting of multiple classes of cars all on the track at the same time, fascinating. During PAX East I watched two documentaries, the 24 Hour War and Shelby American. On the flight home from PAX I watched season…

 Comic: Disingenuous Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
New Comic: Disingenuous

 News Post: Breaking The Law Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: Of course, today this powerful technology isn't required - that's why we put the strip out early. Now, you can just play it. But anyone born today won't know what we went through, the strange tunnels of force we traveled. The creatures we saw there and the oaths we were made to swear. We, the Chrononauts. I haven't played Battlemode yet, Doom Eternal's whacked out 2v1 competitive multiplayer, because it told me not to until I'd beaten the level I just beat. That's because I'm a good person. But the campaign is exactly what you'd expect, what you…