Sun 14 Mar 2021 18:37 GMT

I've become fascinated with Sumo wrestling of late, stumbled onto it via NHK World Japan channel, and the March tournament starts today in Tokyo. 15 days of highlights watching the intense but short bouts where these weighty men challenge each other with their strength, momentum and leverage, knocking the other off balance and out of the ring. Exciting stuff.

Sun 14 Mar 2021 18:31 GMT

watchdogs:legion online mode feels a little light on content, you have a small map, with 9 solo missions, 1 co-op location where you can run a playlist of 3 or 4 co-op missions, which all have very similar structure, get in, hack a few things, kill some men and drones, get out and drive something somewhere away. Then you have to very bare bones spiderbot arena, where you can fight a deathmatch of bots, picking up heals or weapon types from boxes dotted around the very small arenas. Legion was released 5 months ago, without online mode. Now we have this bare bones offering and its not tied to your single player game in anyway. So you start afresh. You can co-op in the small map, but not really do anything together other than mess about. It feels terribly lacking. But at the moment, this game is the biggest cyberpunk (ish) game we have.. bah

Thu 11 Mar 2021 09:28 GMT

there also seems to be a trend of pushing titles out unfinished, roadmapped with promises, but ultimately the consoles have never crashed so hard and so often these days. grab the release hype pre-order exclusive money and we'll patch in the fixes necessary laters. Or we'll abandon the game, once we've milked sales.

Thu 11 Mar 2021 09:25 GMT

I think the floodgates opening, coupled with the bastardisation of all bigger titles including live service, heavy monetisation, version fragmentation, battle passing, tri-annual seasons, withdrawing and gatekeeping previously purchased content, limited events and a rainbox of virtual currencies and lootboxes - console gaming has become a minefield of exploitation and your enthusiasm is eroded permenantly.

Thu 11 Mar 2021 09:19 GMT

the last gen console stores seem to be filling up with utter trash games, I suppose if it worked for Steam it might eek a bit more money out of captive audience on the platform, till they shell out and find a next gen box to play on

Sun 07 Mar 2021 23:01 GMT

ssh from arcolinux into mxlinux running amfora and drek is my new way of couch surfing and commenting...

Sun 07 Mar 2021 16:21 GMT

Currently appreciating the undervalued and overlooked ARPG Shadows Awakening, instant party member swapping, adventuring world with corporeal characters and shadowrealm traversal with the devourer, actions in one world affect the other. Puzzles galore. Interesting skill sets and custom builds. Fully voiced characters also with Tom Baker! Top stuff

Sun 07 Mar 2021 16:13 GMT

March 7th through to March 13th boycotting Amazon in solidarity with the workers trying to unionise against all odds. No orders. No Kindle. No Prime. #boycottamazon

Tue 02 Mar 2021 15:12 GMT

self hosting my gemini capsule on a raspberry pi running dietpi, really pleased with it

Sun 28 Feb 2021 19:03 GMT

diddling around with agate on a raspberry pi now...

Sun 28 Feb 2021 16:28 GMT

must remember NOT to edit the drek.gmi file in a moment of outrage and insert a carriage return into the stream of conciousness..

Thu 25 Feb 2021 23:59 GMT

Theres a sense of peace, when you find yourself, nibbling west country farmhouse chedder off orkney island oatcakes, watching slow panning Mars panoramic landscapes from high def rover cams, to soothing ambient music, streamed live through surveillance capitalist Youtube app on your smart TV in the twilight of the evening. Considering your innate love for the Universe and you were born before we had expeditions to the moon. The sheer majesty of our progress overwhelms me. I lose myself in another planet's landscape

Tue 23 Feb 2021 09:30 GMT

So, you buy a game on release, they try to sell you a season pass, years later they do a sale, where the game is discounted heavily, including the season pass (all maps and DLC content collected together), but if you bought the title originally the discounted bundle is NOT available to you. ONLY the season pass at its original price is available! First buyers support the game at full price and then are purposefully EXCLUDED from any further discounts on additional content - comercially hand-cuffed to paying full price forever. This is so wrong. So unfair.

Sun 21 Feb 2021 18:27 GMT

Sakura Wars on PS4 is theatre logistics and show management, explore your performers personalities, backstories and aspirations, join them in Mech vs Demon combat under the Flower Division banner protecting Tokyo! CGI and anime cutscenes blended together really well. Also, play a soothing game of the Flower cards (hanafuda) in Koi Koi wars! Arts, Mechs and Floral strength. All bases covered.

Sat 20 Feb 2021 07:48 GMT

I'm a tulip kind of a guy.

Fri 19 Feb 2021 17:52 GMT

As per usual, one DRPG (Labyrinth of Refrain) and some enthusiasm leads into curiosity about other DRPGs and suddenly I have game saves in Demon Gaze II, The Lost Child, Bards Tale IV, Vaporum and Operancia. ~shrug~ I'm terrible Muriel!

Thu 18 Feb 2021 18:17 GMT

Turn Based Lovers site has a first gameplay look at Ultimate ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery) roguelike - its looking really good

Mon 15 Feb 2021 14:16 GMT

I think this slurry of immediate thought, is now also part if my expanding exocortex. Fed direct from the command line into my easily digested geminispace.

Mon 15 Feb 2021 14:14 GMT

even before evernote and beyond it to joplin and finally resting on emacs and orgmode, I've been trying to get a useful & self documenting record of my real & digital life into an exocortex. Human cognition expanded and enhanced by tech, but constructed and configured under my control, my will for my needs

Mon 15 Feb 2021 14:00 GMT

theres something cool about manifesting your immediate thoughts into pure unadulterated text, collected on your own gemini server without judgement

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:38 GMT

I found a new passion of mine today, watching 'bird feeding tables' LIVE on the tubes, mainline your love for our avian wildlife across the globe - I saw a red cardinal, goldfinch and a blue jay

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:05 GMT

I'm a sucker for DRPGs, so I reinstalled Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk and have been exploring the spooky dungeons with my fighting puppets.

Sat 13 Feb 2021 20:38 GMT

I can buy into the resleeving, but there was something about Altered Carbon Season 2 that left me wanting more Season 1 cyberpunk

Mon 08 Feb 2021 11:00 GMT

You can keep your social media, but if I didn't have access to DeltaChat or Mastodon I'd be a wreck by now.

Sun 07 Feb 2021 18:31 GMT

Drek is Shadowrun cyberpunk slang for crap. It seemed to appropriate to tag my mental effluent with this moniker.

Fri 05 Feb 2021 14:56 GMT

Whichever of these pipe dreams comes first - functioning exciting Cyberpunk 2077 gameworld or PS5 availability without price gouging, will make me pine for the other even more

Fri 05 Feb 2021 10:41 GMT

I need to return to the following to finish them off, preacher s4, altered carbon s2, mr robot, handmaids tale, star trek disco very s3, fargo, dead set...

Fri 05 Feb 2021 06:55 GMT

Interestingly, I noticed Cultist Simulator the card based time management cthulu-esque procedurally generated spook-a-thon was on the Switch store, a lot of esoteric PC indie titles are hitting the Switch as first console

Thu 04 Feb 2021 18:59 GMT

Revisiting Astral Chain on Switch, oh boy does it do justice to the Cyberpunk Anime vibe.

Thu 04 Feb 2021 16:45 GMT

Playing the Werewolf: The Apocalypse game on console, whilst transformed action is pacey enough - it feels a little sluggish on moves and light on bite - however the silent stealthy Lupus form feels just right.

Thu 04 Feb 2021 15:58 GMT

I'm currently a giddy little kipper, it's like I've birthed my very own short attention span social media feed and only I can post to it!

Thu 04 Feb 2021 15:53 GMT

Ok, gotta crack on... Kristall is not a bad Gemini client, once I've configured it for monospaced hegemony to make it look like Amfora.

Thu 04 Feb 2021 15:48 GMT

Theres nowt better than toking on a builders strength cuppa, listening to old Celldweller trax and coding up more Gemini gubbins..

Thu 04 Feb 2021 15:45 GMT

Thanks to uoou/drew for his scripting aid to capture and immortalise this deckers unfiltered mind drek!