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  1. I actually pretty much wasn't for about two years, then I foolishly took a new job which requires me to use social media and am currently struggling to avoid that leaking into my personal life. Check my posting history from a couple of months ago, though. As much as I miss people here when I'm not here (this is my favourite community on the internet and I'm sure you'll have fun here), I'll be gone again soon. I can live better without this thing which, as exciting as it was when it began, now exists to manufacture compulsions*, flatter moronic consumer behaviour**, and diminish the
  2. The less time I spend on the Internet, the less I struggle with these urges. The internet works dark magics of desire to make you want stuff you don't even actually want that much.
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    FOOTSIES

    FOOTSIES is now out on Steam. Pros: - fun game which focuses on the most fundamental of fighting game fundamentals - it's by that hifight person who seems to be responsible for every fighting game tweet I ever read Cons: - it costs £2.89 and will probably last you about as long as that cup of coffee - not even I bought it (yet) But if any of you want to give it a go then I'll consider donating half my online poker fortune to the cause. Come find me on Steam.
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    FOOTSIES

    Been in an Internet-free cave in the forest building meter for the last couple of years.
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    FOOTSIES

    We're getting off the real subject. https://gfycat.com/poorbelovedamericanbadger
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    FOOTSIES

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1344740/FOOTSIES_Rollback_Edition/ No I didn't check to see if this was mentioned elsewhere. Due for release on 1st October. This is a long-available free local multiplayer PC game, which is getting rollback netcode for online multiplayer as a Steam release. Come see me in FOOTSIES, or just post your footsies memes below. First to post a Mike Ross gif gets read and appropriately whiff-punished. Unless I do it first because I'm the best.
  7. It's been two and a half years since I played against a human in this game; in that time I've forgotten footsies, anti-airs, matchups, self-control, and even which characters I know how to play, but despite my brain's forgetfulness there are apparently moments when my hands surprise me by just doing things without letting my brain interfere in the process. This whole ten second sequence occured with my brain off.
  8. Can you not just play Chun Li with your tongue like everyone else
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    Shmups

    Learn the one you've got first! Otherwise you end up being a collector rather than a player. "One thing at a time" has improved my life more than I can say.
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    Shmups

    If anyone needs me I'll be over on eBay typing M U S H I . . .
  11. I just played twenty minuntes of training mode on this for the first time in literally years, and, through the sheer power of the subconscious mind evidently still working on this problem for me through those fallow years, I'm now up to about 25% consistency with the dash ultra in training mode. I've lost the legs loop that I had just about nailed down before I left, though.
  12. They're probably just competing to see who can land some particular gimmick first for their Facebook feed, and you stopped doing the things that lets them set it up. Marvel online was plagued by it, as was Rocket League when I played that. JLM and I used to do similar (well, not kicking people, but choosing which matches to accept in ranked) in SFxT when we were playing at cross assault and farming footage for my famed "throwing people into combos" video. You know the tech I invented by myself and a friend helped me demonstrate.
  13. My colleague told me last week that Akuma, Ryu, Dan, Ken and Abel had all left their clothes in the changing room at work, but it turned out it was just a five gi hoax.
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    Shmups

    In the interests of avoiding multiple post office trips I can post this tomorrow if anyone wants it for £35. Sorry for spamming and I promise I won't do it again! (EDIT: now sold)
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    Shmups

    i never quite knew why I found Jamestown awkward but I think you're exactly right -- it's like they wanted to make a widescreen Cave shmup and they succeeded, only to demonstrate that you can get everything else right but the game style still actually works best with a narrow playing field. The game is still interesting though, especially if it's cheap. The core mechanic of burning the shield to score makes it really fun for a mediocre player like me to try and high score the first level repeatedly. Similar to death smiles in some respects.
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    Shmups

    If anyone is still after a good copy of Mushihimesama Futari then please check my trading thread, I listed it at £42 delivered because that's cheaper than any other I could find for sale. Weird to be selling my favourite shmup, but I just don't see myself setting up my 360 any time in the next five or six years at least, and by that time I'll obviously be a billionnaire so I'll just buy another copy then. I've not posted here in years, but I've been lurking, and obviously especially loving Stanshall's Mushi adventures. Hope you're all doing well.
  17. Lately I've wasted pretty much every other evening watching Marlinpie on YouTube. He pretty much just plays the game and says "oh no!" or "oh I got lucky!" and occasionally does a doom ting. I'm sure I would suck at actually playing sf4 now, but recommencing watching mvc3 is like riding a bike, except easier. Oh hi guys.
  18. Training mode innit. Still practising that dash ultra.
  19. I thought I was going to have a bad last night on this, at first: I lost my first game heavily and was immediately kicked from the lobby, then spent half an hour waiting for another match and it was so free the opponent quit midway through round two. But then I eventually ended up playing a great little set against a 4k/16k chun player and getting the upper hand by the end of it. I think with a couple more games he would have adapted again but he won't get a couple more games now - nor ever, I guess, since that's my last day of home broadband done and dusted. GG, no runbacks :-)
  20. I just did my second ever real-match dash ultra with Chun ...but I did it too slow and my opponent blocked it. But for that brief moment as the ultra flash happened after the dash, the fireball hanging useless in the air between Chun and my opponent, I felt truly godlike. Earlier I played against a man with a Russian flag who changed characters every game, won 3 lost 3, and then switched to his main and began taunting while winning the second round, only to lose it and then go on to also lose the last round in hilarious fashion and kick me from his lobby like it was 2011 or somethi
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    Shmups

    Mushi is brilliant fun, though. I think I'm at about the same place as you - in most of these games I get some way through stage 3 and maybe see stage 4 once before I drift away from it.
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    Thumper

    This is pretty much how I feel about every Lightning Bolt album!
  23. I love Rufus's little crab-walk so much.
  24. Haha, I spent it already, but that's actually exactly what I spent it on! Looks very good. I cleared out my inventory, though, and now have something like £4.69 in there. Half tempted by Killer is Dead on sale, and half tempted by One Finger Death Punch, but I'll probably just waste it entirely and buy Verdict Guilty which looks like one of the most broken fighting games I ever saw. It doesn't even have pushback on blocked moves! Other recommendations welcome, of course.
  25. Definitely up for the button pressing. Pressing the buttons is fun.
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