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What's New with Chunkstyle?
December 9th 2014, 22:13 CET by Chunkstyle

You know what this site needs: more Chunkstyle.  His hopes, his fears, his dreams, his opinions on stupid things that no one else cares about.
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#13 by jjz
2014-12-12 06:24:39
If Chunkstyle were to make a particular dish for Christmas dinner, what would he make?
#14 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-12 13:46:28
One Christmastime my Mom was totally frazzled.  Work was going bad with a new boss she hated, Dad's job wasn't going well, she couldn't find the toys we wanted, the whole Christmas season was driving her crazy.  So she just didn't have the energy to put together a whole turkey dinner (our standard Christmas meal) and instead made tacos.  Old El Paso tacos, with the seasoning packet and the hard shells.  Us kids loved tacos so the meal was actually a big hit.  Every year after that, up to last year, we'd always ask if she was going to make tacos.  Even when we went to Las Vegas as a family a few times we'd always suggest we do Mexican on Christmas.

So, in honor of losing my Mom this year, if I were making a Christmas dish I'd make tacos.  Something fancier than Old El Paso, maybe a few different kinds, but tacos.

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#15 by Dumdeedum
2014-12-12 15:28:41
http://www.dumdeedum.com
What is your favourite style of chunk?  Or is it chunks in general you prefer over more fine-grained matter?

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#16 by yotsuya
2014-12-12 18:00:41
I had an italian beef sammich with hot peppers.  It was a good night.


I'm getting a cheesesteak in about an hour.

'Sup?
#17 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-12 18:24:48
What is your favourite style of chunk?  Or is it chunks in general you prefer over more fine-grained matter?


It's really more that I'm chunky and stylish, creating a "chunkstyle" as it were.  That said I often prefer the chunky to the smooth.

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#18 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-12 18:25:25
I'm getting a cheesesteak in about an hour.


Also good.

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#19 by Matt Perkins
2014-12-13 05:24:41
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
This Chunkstyle guy is pretty interesting.

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#20 by TreeFrog
2014-12-13 20:28:58
He has some thought-provoking views.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#21 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-16 01:36:50
Drinking gin, eating olives, watching Modern Family reruns.

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#22 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-16 04:12:46
The kids in The Polar Express are still really creepy.

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#23 by bago
2014-12-17 09:54:28
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The Chunkstyle owes you nothing!!!

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#24 by gaggle
2014-12-17 11:49:40
The Santa of Polar Express was scary as all hell. What a train wreck (pun!) of a movie.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#25 by TreeFrog
2014-12-17 13:08:05
Does Chunkstyle think the Russian economic crash will have any effect on their foreign policy?

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#26 by Dumdeedum
2014-12-18 03:01:21
http://www.dumdeedum.com
I like Modern Family, they've got some decent writers, but the fact everyone on the show seems to be totally minted does make my guillotining arm twitch a little.

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#27 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-18 04:06:48
I think the Russians, and especially Putin, are running on fear and machismo.  If anything I think the economic crash will make them act crazier.

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#28 by Wudi
2014-12-18 18:14:30
What is the best present, Chunkstyle?

1. A memory (A trip, a surprise visit from friends, etc..)
or
2. A thing (xbox, coat, TV, etc..)

Zep--

w0rd up!
#29 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-19 02:26:01
A memory is definitely better, but only in memory.  If you're giving a gift, make it a gift, the memory won't be appreciated until later.

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#30 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-20 19:30:27
Pac-Man themed restaurant opening 10 minutes from my office?  Hooray for 2015!

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#31 by Dumdeedum
2014-12-22 04:46:41
http://www.dumdeedum.com
Do the waiters chase you around between the tables?

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#32 by gaggle
2014-12-22 08:19:35
Is everything old and out of touch with modern styles and aesthetics?

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#33 by TreeFrog
2014-12-22 10:15:47
Do they serve anything other than microdots, ecstasy and fruit?

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#34 by Matt Perkins
2014-12-23 02:09:11
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Well, I'm not Chunk, but I thought I'd use this thread to mention my entire family (except my oldest daughter who was patient zero) is sick some bronchitis type shit. May it clear before xmas!

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#35 by gaggle
2014-12-23 11:12:55
Aw man, that it some mighty shitty timing. I hope it clears up fast.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#36 by Chunkstyle
2014-12-23 13:58:09
Don't get snot on the presents.

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#37 by Matt Perkins
2014-12-30 18:44:18
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
We did eventually all get better and had a pretty good time. Family and trips and fun. With a lot of coughing and no sharing of the peace pipe.

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#38 by gaggle
2014-12-30 20:07:39
We played Settlers of Catan and had 6 or 7 turns of 7 being rolled. We were praying to the dice gods to end the nightmare, the whole thing was pretty surrealistic.

And I lost because I fucked up.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#39 by Chunkstyle
2015-01-02 04:38:15
Happy new year, remaining Crappers!

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#40 by TreeFrog
2015-01-02 13:40:02
Happy new year, thread topic.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#41 by Squeaky
2015-01-02 19:36:25
Happy 2015.

2014 can get fucked.
#42 by anaqer
2015-01-08 21:39:44
On average, 2014 was the bomb. This one isn't starting out too well.

"Apple hates everyone now." - BJB
#43 by gaggle
2015-01-09 10:05:01
Interesting news for anyone planning on kids?

Circumcised boys may be more likely to develop autism and ADHD by the age of 10, study claims

It's rare in Denmark, But I think in the States it's much more common.. Not sure how the statistics will work out over there but I imagine we'll find out at some point.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#44 by Shadarr
2015-01-09 22:10:56
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that this is, at best, a statistical aberration similar to the study I just saw claiming that people who eat oatmeal live longer. At worse, it's bullshit or even straight-up antisemitism.

"I hope you one day decide to smarten the fuck up so I can stand to look at your posts." - gaggle
#45 by gaggle
2015-01-09 22:46:27
eh we'll see once more studies are made. That's all the danish article I read claimed: interesting enough correlation to warrant more research.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#46 by OmegaFoRCe
2015-01-14 00:31:33
::delurk::
New submission. He's baaaaaccckkkkk. Can't be worse than X Rebirth, right?

#47 by jafd
2015-01-15 08:51:50
I logged in ass-first so I could vote for the Derek Smart topic.

Also, in regards to reply #43 above: who could have seen that one coming?

"You've just defined what's rude for everyone, not just you. Thanks, I needed help with that." - Matt P
#48 by TreeFrog
2015-01-21 19:59:40
So, Xbone streaming to PCs. Perhaps time to pick one up. Hello, pawnshops.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#49 by TreeFrog
2015-01-21 20:00:07
Windows Holographic. Holy living fuck.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#50 by TreeFrog
2015-01-21 20:04:05
That's it. Fuck the real world, I'm out of here.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#51 by gaggle
2015-01-21 23:17:13
The guck are you talOooh there's a keynote?? I love keynotes.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#52 by gaggle
2015-01-22 00:39:17
I think it's fascinating how this contrasts with Apple's keynotes, Apple is *so* good at marketing and presenting themselves it's like a whole different league from this MS keynote.

But the essence of Microsoft is totally there: Bit nerdy, stilted and sometimes awkward, but also both aggressive catching-up to/leapfrogging competitor offerings (e.g. free upgrades from Windows 7, cool) and a slew of ambitious technologies (some of it great, some at least positive, others I can't help think will fail in various interesting ways).

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#53 by TreeFrog
2015-01-22 23:20:37
What happened to the ex-Valve crew and their AR glasses? Because it looks to me like they just got their lunch eaten.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#54 by anaqer
2015-01-22 23:45:15
Wake me up when it's all teledildonics-grade.

"Apple hates everyone now." - BJB
#55 by gaggle
2015-01-22 23:54:29
They were projecting onto a retro-reflective screen, right? At least that's what I associate w. Valve's efforts.. Haven't heard anything about that technique since, though it sounded really interesting. It was a lot of the advantages of VR, but without the crippling social isolation of VR helmets because the headset wasn't a hermetically closed face-coffin.

I think this proper AR stuff has way more long-term mainstream potential than any of the VR and "Valve" stuff though, even if I found the holographic marketing angle pretty grating in this case (I mean, it's nothing to do with holograms right?). I also don't know about their actual demo, why do I want to be waving my arms around in my living room to awkwardly interact with lowres vaguely transparent graphics again? But, y'know, those are also famous last words from a dinosaur about to be overtaken, so I'm trying to keep an open mind..

The concept of AR is certainly fascinating, and it's only good there's a player in this market. Maybe it's not as sexy as Minecraft through a wall, but I'll be super interested when they start marketing various HUD-like features. I could wear one for biking or skiing or whatever and benefit from a ton of interesting information (speed, friend positions, potential paths, etc. etc. etc.). I guess a bit like Google glass but "full screen". That stuff is IMO much more fundamentally interesting than whatever games and buttons they can put on walls.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#56 by anaqer
2015-01-23 07:51:04
Biking/skiing with AR on just sounds like a recipe for a nasty crash.

Admittedly, that is fundamentally more interesting than Minecraft.

"Apple hates everyone now." - BJB
#57 by Dumdeedum
2015-01-24 02:05:09
http://www.dumdeedum.com
I had a dream last night where I was directing little army men with tanks and planes and whatnot like being inside a kind of Toy Story RTS, then I woke up and thought that could actually be done with augmented reality stuff.  Could be fun battling for control of your house multiplayer style, and for parents, no more toys to pick up or stand on in the middle of the night!

Let's face it though, the first thing that's gonna happen is nude patches for girls.

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#58 by gaggle
2015-01-30 20:21:10
We bought a puppy. He's a lot of work.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#59 by TreeFrog
2015-02-14 02:46:44
Read the RPS interview with Peter Molyneux. It's fucking spectacular. I don't know how to get all the blood spatters off the inside of my monitor.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/02/13/peter-molyneux-interview-godus-reputation-kickstarter/

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#60 by gaggle
2015-02-14 14:14:59
Spectacular in what way? Is the fury around his kickstarter campaign really that intense to warrant language like that? All of Perer's games have been late, what's different this time? I came out of the interview thinking Peter makes nothing but sense, but I also have no problem with Kickstarter projects taking years. It's barely a funding site (more like a gift-giving site), certainly not a product site. Set expectations low when spending there.

Now, accountability is good and I don't mean that Peter should be let to run amok in a vacuum, but why the intensity of the language? He has like *25 years* of industry-changing amazing games under his belt and you open with asking if he's a liar? Why accuse him of freewheeling it at a fancy hotel, is it great to force him to defend himself? Why not assume he's dilligent with his time? There are ways of keeping him responsible and honest without going for the throat.

The interviewer, to me, came across as a young hotshot who wants to prove himself, but not realizing that there isn't very much meat on these bones.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#61 by Squeaky
2015-02-14 16:44:41
It's spectacular in that RPS has just ensured no game dev will ever speak to them ever again.
#62 by TreeFrog
2015-02-14 17:20:07
Meh. All those industry-changing amazing games were a looong time ago.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
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