C’mon in, friends, and settle down by the fire. It’s going to be a cold night–so let’s eat a little something hot, and stay warm by sharing our favorite forum posts from the year that was…
@ChefLuBu got us to have the only productive, worthwhile conversation we’ve ever had about sandwiches:
I’m not here to tell you what is or isn’t a sandwich. If a sandwich can stop bullets or if a sandwich is just an idea. If sandwiches live inside the heart or if a sandwich is a breakfast food. I don’t even care about the difference between grilled cheeses and cheese melts. What I want to know is what is the best sandwich. I’ve made a lot, from croque monseiurs to Elvises to BLTs and zapiekankas. I need to know what the best is. I must know.
Also the answer is the BLT.
A beautiful game idea from
Ni no Kuni, but instead of gathering emotions you’re gathering pieces of clothing.
You were sent from Earth to a different, fantastic world where most people are poorly dressed. Your goal is to show them that it’s okay to be stylish and feel beautiful.
Your compendium, instead of showing spells and the familiars, is in this scenario a book about fashion you bought on Earth because you were into that. Thanks to it, you initially have an idea of how to sew/weave clothes (you get better at it thr…
@CureWiki is honest with us:
YES I’m a fishing boat. YES gaming is illegal. YES I will catch you in my net. YES I will also catch a few non-gamer dolphins on accident, but YES it’ll be worth it to get another gamer out of the seas
@Lassemomme had the nicest thing to say about Detroit:
Very happy to see this is about the City and not David Cage’s upcoming robot game.
Detroit has a Basketball team - The Detroit Pistons
The Detroit Pistons once employed the services of Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace is/was great. both at blocking shots and making old ladies cry with joy
Thank you Detroit, for employing Ben Wallace (twice) and making that sweet old lady so happy.
“Humble Bundle Crumbles After IGN Stumble As Stock Prices Tumble After Rumble With Steam”
@diglett on remembrance and the Wayback Machine:
I think Cameron’s final statement is absolutely correct, but I don’t know that I find it disturbing. Maybe it’s the scope—sacred things collapsing into a big pile of trash just seems natural to me. Every piece of trash might have the potential for sacredness, but no level of sacredness prevents it from eventually becoming dust.
As the internet-as-cemetery is something I felt a lot earlier this year. I had a friend who died really young this past spring (both of us were college juniors). He was …
@2Mello explains how Nier did all that music stuff:
Today, we were blessed with this short but fascinating article about a facet of NieR: Automata’s most interesting tech–the incredible dynamic music transitions that are present all over the game. Short of maybe
INSIDE’s detailed music loops that act as cues for puzzles and keep the right timing to still be going even when you die and respawn, I think Automata’s transitions are the most amazing music tech happening right now in games. This article convinced me of that even more.
This tech was …
I feel like this, from
@Quartz_Movement, is important to know, though I can’t explain why:
Their serving ice cream was actually kind of a big deal around the time this site probably went live. They used to own an ice cream stand around the corner, but they sold it off to a family friend. However, when he passed away a rival family acquired it and turned an asset into a competitor.
@saladshooter4ever on why we come here:
So as bummed as I was when Austin left Giant Bomb last year, I think I finally get why he wanted to start Waypoint. Because seriously: what other gaming site would run this deeply political, high-concept series with a “letter from the editor” that explicitly referenced Foucault? And on the other hand, what general-interest news site would examine the issue of the “carceral state” from such a niche angle?
Stuff like this is why Waypoint exists. And I sure am glad it exists.
I was told by a VP of a major paint company (granted, ten or so years ago) that they came up with the names for colors by putting a bunch of designers in a room with as much wine as they want and letting them go to town.
I’m sure it’s a little more complex than that, but the task of assigning unique, memorable names to hundreds of colors is simultaneously tedious and creatively challenging.
Also I just like to imagine I’m a fly on the wall for that project.
I am going to ban myself from this website for being too sleep to post this thread myself. My entire heart and soul is in here rn, I love you all to death.
I’m glad Ride on Time was the first song posted. I’m… what you could say,
a Pretty Big… Fa n of that One…
No.1 Sweeper is probably my favorite music video? Especia definitely classifies itself within the recent city pop “revival”, as much as their branding has been rooted in vaporwave, visually.
For real though, city pop changed my life. I…
A glooming peace this morning brings, the sun for sorrow, will not show his head, go hence to have no more talk these sad things; Some shall be pardon’d and some punished: For never was there a story of more woe than this the story of sandwich and not a fucking sandwich
Question Bucket is right there y’all, in all its rusted, dented, fish-scented glory. Wipe the slop off one side of that thing, air dry, slap on a couple google eyes and call it done.
Good enough for the private sector, as they say.
everyone should watch spy kids and no other movie
Really it was an honor to be nominated!
@CureWiki is being put on blast for their frankly abhorrent anti-gamerism. This belief is a pox on our society. YES I am a gamer. Gamers should be free from their mind-jails. We should be allowed to roam the streets and waters without restriction. #LegalizeGames2018 YES I play on console AND pc. NO I’m not a shrimp. YES I’m a prehistoric predator, an early arthropod, but most of all, I’m a gamer. I’m proud to be a gamer.
Nice to see my Ben Wallace post did not go unnoticed and thank you for the nomination!
Im assuming I’m not eligible as a staff member
it’d just look like favouritism
please humour me, y’all
How deep is this rabbit hole?
We don’t talk about The Rabbit Hole
Shout out to
@Devour for the Hey. Sup? How you doing today? thread and being an all around nice encouraging person
Hold on I was robbed:
That is a masterwork of passive aggressive commenting thank you
Aww I’m honored! Thanks y’all.
i want to say “that’s not even my best post” but actually i can’t think of any that are better or even arguably “good”
thank you anyway
I’m genuinely flattered to see my single image post in here.
Cool people don’t talk about how cool they are Mello.
Also, a mod is basically a cop. Cops aren’t cool.
going to assume i’m not eligible because i’m a moron with an apple for a brain who only posts complete horseshit. which is a bit unfair and kinda bullshit imho but whatever its your list i guess
I want to make sure people know that they are free–
encouraged, even!–to shout out posts they liked this year in this thread. I’m not the Official Waypoint Doyenne of Quality Posting or anything–please, if anything you saw on this forum stuck with you, toss it in!
@dordreff I liked this one:
Though I suppose I did not literally
it, whoops. like
I’m honored by my inclusion amongst such illustrious posts, but I feel like that wasn’t even the best joke in the thread. I still laugh about “Overton’s Window.”