Andy Lundell 💭
I'm a virtual reality and game programmer, who's excited about games, technology, online comics. Currently I work on creating interactive haptic systems.
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RT @apLundell These are actually from a patent Nintendo filed for a gameboy-based text messaging service. (US6716103B1)

To use emoji, you'd need these "symbol cards" that would have been sold in retail blind bags.

Somehow I like the idea of having to physically collect emoji, even though that's absurd.

20 hours ago
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These are actually from a patent Nintendo filed for a gameboy-based text messaging service. (US6716103B1)

To use emoji, you'd need these "symbol cards" that would have been sold in retail blind bags.

Somehow I like the idea of having to physically collect emoji, even though that's absurd.

20 hours ago
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The three genders.

20 hours ago
Andy Lundell 💭
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@pyredrid Yeah. ... I know. .... still....

21 hours ago
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@KitRedgrave I do worry that when we look back on modern day, It'll be a bit of a dark age of gaming, because so much of the best stuff will disappear when the servers go down.

1 day ago
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@KitRedgrave
I dunno, the online aspect did add to the feeling of realism. (It was presented as though you were illicitly logging into a company's servers.)

But the core mechanics probably could have worked as a stand-alone game.

1 day ago
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RT @apLundell Oh no. @Lazy8Studios is shutting down "Extrasolar". This is a real tragedy.

If you've never played this sci-fi game about piloting a NASA-style rover on an alien world, try it right now.

You've got less than a month before it disappears for good.

extrasolar.com

1 day ago
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I don't have it yet, but I'm noticing a pattern among people who have the new Red Dead.

For the first two days they're impressed by how much the game is improved over the previous.

Then after that, they complain about how it's more fiddly and they spend more time on busy work.

1 day ago
Andy Lundell 💭
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Oh no. @Lazy8Studios is shutting down "Extrasolar". This is a real tragedy.

If you've never played this sci-fi game about piloting a NASA-style rover on an alien world, try it right now.

You've got less than a month before it disappears for good.

extrasolar.com

1 day ago
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@uoou @Taweret @EdgarAllanFoe

Well, I think that's a generous interpretation not supported onscreen.

I'm also can not see any upside to a "permanent revolution" that is elitist and specifically not of the citizens.

1 day ago
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@uoou @Taweret @EdgarAllanFoe

We're not going to agree on this one.

Section 31 are a government agency specifically designed to not be accountable to the citizens or even to elected officials. They even try to hide their existence so no citizen or elected official can even ask WHY they're not accountable.

I can't ever get behind that. Even if they do occasionally do something I agree with.

So far as I'm concerned they're The Federation's greatest threat.

1 day ago
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@Taweret @EdgarAllanFoe

Seriously, though, if we're talking about the final couple of seasons of DS9, then sadly I think the fascists at Section 31 were the MVP.

One of the most irritating things about DS9 is that the war was ultimately won by the Section 31 and their bio-weapon.

There might have been a lot less bloodshed if the allies had hung back and not pressed their advantage.

Coulda sent Odo in alone in a runabout.

1 day ago
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@EdgarAllanFoe

It's the woman who ran the Jumja Stick kiosk. Can't get anything done without snacks.

1 day ago
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@Taweret He's not even the real Captain Picard.

1 day ago
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@apLundell @apLundell One big toothed low down swimmy guy, at your service!

1 day ago
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@bethskw Oh wow! This is fantastic!

Best rendering of a beaver I've ever seen.

1 day ago
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I keep hoping that someone will make a modern console that revolves around a light-gun.

And then someone will surely convert all those horrible/wonderful 3DO games to the new format.

The ones where they clearly just got everyone in the office to dress up as a pirate, or a terrorist or whatever.

1 day ago
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@atomjack I want to play this video game.

2 days ago
Andy Lundell 💭
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@Taweret Before Thanksgiving?

No thank you.

2 days ago