Shiniest of the Shinies here discussing anything that catches my fancy.

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alpha-beta-gamer:

Damnatio is a chaotic new 2D multiplayer shooter with fully destructible environments, lots of weaponry, some very cool remote controlled machines and support for up to 32 players in one map.

It’s a fun game, with matches filled with carnage and destruction, especially when 32 players are on the same map.  It also features different game modes, bots, a replay system and persistent statistics.  The deadly remote controlled machines deserve a special mention, with you able to pilot choppers, predators, death orbs and mini dragons around the battlefield.  Also the fully destructible terrain offers some unique strategies, with you able to dig tunnels and build traps for your opponents.

Damnatio works very well, it’s a bit like a game of Worms, but with 32 players and battles happening in real-time - and it’s every bit as chaotic and fun as that sounds.  Alpha testing has just opened up for Damnatio, and the dev promises to give every alpha tester who leaves useful feedback a mention in the credits of the finished game.

Download the Alpha (Win, Mac & Linux)

matovilka:

matovilka:

1.5% to 3% chance is pretty nice. Expensive, though. Oreos and runes and dust, it takes a decent amount of time and/or PAX.


@weigelia said: Fire. Damage augments require fire, not dust :3

My bad. Kinda tired. Thanks for correction :)

Man I just got a couple of Signets I dont even know what the fuck Augments are 0_o
Bloody high level players running around on my dash making me feel noobsaucey

matovilka:

matovilka:

1.5% to 3% chance is pretty nice. Expensive, though. Oreos and runes and dust, it takes a decent amount of time and/or PAX.

@weigelia said: Fire. Damage augments require fire, not dust :3

My bad. Kinda tired. Thanks for correction :)

Man I just got a couple of Signets I dont even know what the fuck Augments are 0_o

Bloody high level players running around on my dash making me feel noobsaucey

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

(Source: socialismartnature)

wilwheaton:


[I]f the Republicans want to spend the entire next six months or year talking about repealing a bill that provides millions of people health insurance without providing any meaningful alternative, instead of wanting to talk about jobs and the economic situation of families all across the country, that’s their prerogative. At some point I think they’ll make the transition. That’s my hope, anyway. If not, we’re just going to keep on doing what we’re doing, which is making it work for people all across the country.
I’m sorry, I’m going to say one last thing about this, just because this does frustrate me: States that have chosen not to expand Medicaid for no other reason than political spite. You’ve got 5 million people who could be having health insurance right now at no cost to these states—zero cost to these states—other than ideological reasons. They have chosen not to provide health insurance for their citizens. That’s wrong. It should stop. Those folks should be able to get health insurance like everybody else.
- President Obama

Most of the states with Republican governors who have opted out of the Medicaid expansion have very poor people living there, too. These governors are deliberately hurting their own citizens because they don’t like the president. That’s just wrong.

Florida is one of those states.

wilwheaton:

[I]f the Republicans want to spend the entire next six months or year talking about repealing a bill that provides millions of people health insurance without providing any meaningful alternative, instead of wanting to talk about jobs and the economic situation of families all across the country, that’s their prerogative. At some point I think they’ll make the transition. That’s my hope, anyway. If not, we’re just going to keep on doing what we’re doing, which is making it work for people all across the country.

I’m sorry, I’m going to say one last thing about this, just because this does frustrate me: States that have chosen not to expand Medicaid for no other reason than political spite. You’ve got 5 million people who could be having health insurance right now at no cost to these states—zero cost to these states—other than ideological reasons. They have chosen not to provide health insurance for their citizens. That’s wrong. It should stop. Those folks should be able to get health insurance like everybody else.

- President Obama

Most of the states with Republican governors who have opted out of the Medicaid expansion have very poor people living there, too. These governors are deliberately hurting their own citizens because they don’t like the president. That’s just wrong.

Florida is one of those states.

piggieproblems:

So…I don’t know about your pigs, but when one of my pigs is being sexy to the other one there’s a 100% chance that they will get peed on because the other pig just doesn’t want to deal with it.

Well, my brother just had Poppy on his lap when he got an e-mail on his phone…causing the phone to vibrate.  Like a sexy piggie. 

Poppy peed all over him.

Phone was obv coming on too strong and Poppy had to send a clear message.

cartoonpolitics:

“Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.”  ~ (Kurt Vonnegut)

cartoonpolitics:

“Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.”  ~ (Kurt Vonnegut)

nerdswhy:

So apparently there’s this group called Foundation for Genetically Engineered Catgirls for Domestic Ownership which is crusading for IRL catgirls as pets.
Well, whatever, probably just a lolrandom joke, right?

No, turns out they wrote an entire essay on how to care for your anime catgirl sex pet.

I had to force myself to read the entire thing to make sure it was notable.

I regret every moment.

alpha-beta-gamer:

NeonXSZ is a great procedurally generated space combat game we covered back in February that has just received a major update.  It’s inspired by Descent and Quake, with RPG elements such as loot and levelling.  Gameplay is fast paced and fun, with ships remarkably agile and handling similarly to Descent, while combat feels more like Quake.  You start off with fairly weak fire-power, but as you upgrade your ship, you’ll become a force to be reckoned with.

The customisation and upgrade system in NeonXSZ is particularly impressive, with dozens of ships to choose from and over 700 Upgrades available through loot drops and trading, you’ll be able to make your ship truly unique.  It also offers a massive amount of re-playability thanks to the world, upgrades and enemy AI all being completely procedurally generated.

Among the new features of the new update is a mysterious sphere in the centre of the game world which hosts numerous Challenge Arenas.  These are like mini-dungeons, each different and each with very specific scripted events to challenge the player in return for great loot if they can beat them. As you level up new arenas appear so that there is always something new to see, do and strive for.  There are also plenty of upgrades and tweaks that just make everything better, including guidance for beginners, rebalanced weapons, and an updated GUI.

NeonXSZ is an excellent slice of space combat, that takes the Descent formula and adds so much more.   It’s already been Greenlit on Steam and is due for release through early access this summer.

You can purchase the Alpha now (Win, Linux & Mac)

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We also have 20 Full Alpha Keys for NeonXSZ to give away. We’ll be giving them out through the ABG Website