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  1. Missed that. JFN is a treasure.
  2. I have played Papers Please, Rocket League, Burnout 3 Takedown, Overwatch, Gears of War 2, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, Smash Bros Melee, Spelunky, Call of Duty 4: MW, Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Left 4 Dead, Mario Kart 8, Fortnite, GTA IV, Marjora's Mask, The Sims, Resident Evil 4, Mario Odyssey, Skyrim, Portal 2, Halo, GTA V, Half Life 2, BOTW and Minecraft while I have also watched my better half play Dead Space, God of War, and the Last of Us. Broad thoughts: I think this list is more of a discussion point for games in the 21st century, rather than a definitive list of the best games. They have opted to pick the most known of the games in a franchise. For example, why the Sims and the not the superior sequel? Why the original Halo? Why that entry in the COD? Left 4 Dead over Left 4 Dead 2? Probably because those are the most experienced versions of the game rather than them being the best of that offering. Best is such a nebulous term for a game list. With music, the basis by which we assess music is by auditory enjoyment. There is no analog in music. I could have a game on the list because of sound design, story, game-play, atmosphere or a combination of all three. It seems weird to rank the games in order from 1-50. It almost should be an unranked list. How does one compare Portal 2 to Wii Sports? Related to above, it is weird to have Minecraft above BOTW or Portal 2. Not saying it is wrong. Just feels strange. Minecraft is probably more "fun" than BOTW or Portal 2, but is it a better experience? Not a rhetorical question, just me asking. Only one Mario platform? Where the fuck is Galaxy? Walking Dead Season 1 belongs on the list. Of the list, I think that the two games I would remove having known enough about the games is Last of Us and Skyrim. I have never enjoyed the gameplay of the Naughty Dog Uncharted/Last of Us style. I played an hour of Uncharted 1 and thought the game play sucked. I watched my better half play Last of Us and thought it was immensely overrated. On the flipside, I think the Skyrim games encapsulate every problem with open world games - lots to do, nothing is fun, and lacks any worthwhile depth. I know this is controversial! Indie games are shafted on the list. I don't believe Spelunky ultimately belongs there, but how the fuck is the Witness or FTL not included here?
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/sep/19/50-best-video-games-of-the-21st-century Thoughts?
  4. I am meh on Radiohead, but In Rainbow is great.
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    My daughter is playing Ultra Sun and she has caught so many Pokemon and she will ask "who is this ones name?" I know the original 151, but some of them I am like "fuck if I know"
  6. Cannot mess with my head. Also, our lists are completely different, but lots of overlap. The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Janelle Monae I strongly considered putting in those respected years. Also, it is interesting to me that your first half of the century trends more rock and the second half more pop and definitely more female focused, which is definitely true of my list as well. I think the 2000s will be remembered as rock musics last gasp of ongoing relevance. Consider this - would a debut album by a rock band break anyone's top 10 list for this decade? Maybe, but highly unlikely. I can't even think of a new rock band who has come around this decade. The big and notable releases in the rock world were from bands who came to relevance a decade ago. On the flip side, our current decade will definitely be remembered as the time period by which pop, r&b and hip hop really began to become lauded over rock music. Rock music is irrelevant. House and electronic music are dirty words because it got appropriated. Really, the most culturally relevant genres are pop, r&B and hip hop.
  7. my better half asked me to bust out my WiiU recently. I did not know you could buy Wii games on the WiiU.
  8. Also, I don't want to do a huge list but it is easier to say here is the best album of each year 2000: The Hives - Vendi Vidi Vicious 2001: Daft Punk - Discovery 2002: 2 Many Djs - As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt 2 2003: The White Stripes - Elephant 2004: Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters 2005: Sleater Kinney - The Woods 2006: Amy Winehouse - Back to Black 2007: MIA - Kala 2008: Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair 2009: Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest 2010: Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma 2011: Danny Brown - XXX 2012: Frank Ocean - Channel Orange 2013: Beyonce - Beyonce 2014: Todd Terje - Its Album Time 2015: Sufjan Steven's- Carrie and Lowell 2016: Frank Ocean - Blonde 2017: Kendrick Lamar - DAMN 2018: Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour 2019: Octo Octa - Reasonant Body Hardest years were 2001, 2005, 2014 and 2016.This is an objective list so it is true.
  9. I have been thinking of my top 5 of this decade. This is throwing me for a loop. My gut thoughts: Britney Spears Blackout doesn't belong on that list. No Britney album does. I say this as a pophead. Ahead of Tasty? Kala? The Fame? Laughable. Gaga The Fame is too low. Felt there was too much pop on the list and not enough rock. American Idiot should have been on the list. Frank Ocean has all three albums represented, which I whole heartedly agree with. Blackstar is top 5 worthy. LCD Soundsystem are overrated as fuck. In Rainbows is the best Radiohead album.
  10. me and the hubby played every game in the series and the DLC. we will play this one. just maybe not right away.
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    The 2019 Music Thread

    Octo Octa's album Resonant Body is all kinds of amazing. She mixes 90s rave and house so well. Most mainstream house music just has the build up to the drop which misses the point of house music. House music is about creating euphoria and she does it so well.
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    Music hot takes

    you need to calm down.
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    Music hot takes

    Taylor Swift singing Kill the Poor.
  14. I never owned one. I also never owned a Gameboy Advance. Pretty certain I owned every other Nintendo console/handheld other than those 2. My DS, 64 and Gameboys are missing.
  15. Thought EWB would appreciate this: I am missing my DS somewhere.
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    Music hot takes

    Imagine pop covers of punk songs.
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    Music hot takes

    Sex Pistols were the Spice Girls.
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    Music hot takes

    It is the Backstreet Boys of punk rock.
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    Music hot takes

    You ever listen to London Calling the album?
  20. It is easier to punch down.
  21. Yep. I think what kills me about most rogue likes is a lack of precise game play. I found this in Enter the Gungeon for example. There is depth, but I found the game play so imprecise in terms of shooting. Dead Cells is like Isaac in that the gameplay is so precise.
  22. it is up there with isaac as best rogue like games.
  23. Dead Cells is really good.
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