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  1. Did my first real post-corona workout today.  First time I've done anything significant since early December.  Nice to know things (kind of) work again.  Cut things short, but still did a fair amount and only feel a little more wiped out than normal afterwards - not much worse than I'd normally expect from a workout after 7 weeks off, really.  Looks like I'm finally beating the lingering crud.  First time I got back on a bike in late December, the two easy miles I did with my kindergarten age son wiped out my legs worse than 15 mile runs have done.  

  2. 10 minutes ago, jstout said:

    If I remember Nate correctly, the hospital called it pneumonia, but I wonder if there wasn't some COVID there. He was one of them milkfed younguns, lifted a lot of weight in his time. I can't remember if he ever competed in local bodybuilding or not. I know at one point he was ticked to have a pro set of weights and a rack at home so he wouldn't have to fool with a gym anymore.

    My favorite online moment: BA-DING! became an inside joke for us because we'd be playing GTA and his future wife would be texting him every 20 seconds, I swear. BA-DING! BA-DING! BA-DING BA-DING! Right after a BA-DING!, I managed to get in "and that is the sound of whooped."

    Oh Lord. I forgot the night Nate texted him about 50 times in a row so his phone would ba-ding 50 times in a row. And every text said ba-ding.  

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  3. Thanks for posting that John.  I never got to meet Burke, but I’ve been a mess since Thursday.  We spent endless hours doing stupid things on gta. One of my favorite gaming memories was nothing but him and me laughing at melraz for 20 minutes while he fought a bl3 boss. 
     

    Anything to help his family while they’re dealing with the loss of husband and father would mean a lot. 

  4. I want to say if you're Eric Bienemy you can do better than the Texans, but the reality is if you're Eric Bienemy you're getting screwed over every year, multiple times.  And you're fully aware of it.

     

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  5. 12 minutes ago, J.T. said:

    Did you

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    have Delamain send Jackie's body to the Ripperdoc?  

    If so, then that might explain the abundance of cutscenes in your ending.

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    If you send Jackie's body to his mother's house, you get an extra side mission that counts towards the Heywood 100% Completion achievement.  There is a memorial service at the Coyote Cojo for Jackie and IIRC his mother gives you Jackie's motorcycle.  You can also obtain Jackie's custom Legendary pistols.  You can't wield them akimbo like Jackie does, but you can use one and place the other in your Stash so that it shows up in your Arsenal.

     

    Yeah, I did that.  That part wasn't too bad, and was in the middle of the game.  The ending (or at least the two I've seen) just has a bunch of cutscenes, much like when shit hit the fan and you meet Johnny for the first time.  

    Second ending I got felt a lot better than the first.

    Also on the plus side, I realized yesterday that Judy looks and sounds a lot like a young Elizabeth Pena.

  6. Well, I beat it. Got a pretty soul crushing ending. Gonna try out another one. I could just use the game to do that for me, but that would require sitting through ALL THOSE FUCKING CUTSCENES again. Forty I had a save from right before the final choice, so I just reloaded that. 

    Other stuff:

    I went through the game with minimal difficulty without ever using an implant, modding or crafting. And I’m far from a good gamer

    johnny and I actually got along pretty well. Mainly because all the bad stuff he wants you to do is stuff I do in games anyway.  Him trolling V in the Raymond Chandler mission was glorious 

    Finally got my first XSX crash, during a cutscene.  It was a good one, though. Took the whole system down.

    Did I mention ALL THE FUCKING CUTSCENES?

  7. 5 hours ago, J.T. said:

    I have heard the racing quest line is not that bad.  Claire's car is fast enough to win the competitions and she rides shotgun and handles the combat so you can focus on hitting the checkpoints.

    I have heard that the last race is a bit problematic because the object is to be close enough to damage her husband Samson's car as well as finish the race.

    Driving is a bit wonky in this game and I am not a very good racing game guy, so I may give this quest line a pass.  That and I don't own enough fast vehicles that are race worthy.  Most of the cars I have collected are hoopties.

    If you have done some of the nomad quests (not sure which ones exactly) you can get what is apparently the fastest car in the game for free.  It's in the big tunnel out in nomad land.  I found it accidentally when I got stuck in the tunnel after the game bugged out again and wouldn't let me drive in 3rd person.  Ran through there on foot and accidentally ran across it.  

  8. I live in a state with two NFL teams. One of those teams is run by Jerry Jones.  The other team is clearly more mismanaged. That’s kinda breathtaking when you think about it. 

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  9. Weirdly, I've had very few technical problems.  I don't think I had a crash on the Xbox One after the last release, and I know I haven't had one since i installed it on the XSX a few days after Christmas.  I haven't really noticed any weird visuals either on the XSX, but that may be me just not paying attention.  I will say the change in graphics between the One and XSX almost disorienting in its extremity.

    The problem I'm having with the game is that it's just not that interesting.  The combat is fun enough, but there's just not a lot going on that I give two shits about.  The only character that I've run into who was vaguely interesting was Jackie, and they used the WCW Sledgehammer of Plot to telegraph what was gonna happen there.  I think this is partially my fault, since I'm following my usual approach of doing side missions first, and there are roughly 49476786345723457 of them in this game.  It's been at least two weeks since I did a main mission.  I've hit level 40 and still haven't gone to talk to Takemura.  

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  10. 1 hour ago, RIPPA said:

    Sadly Sark ended up taking the gig (I’m assuming he held them up for more money)

    Ah, well.  If there's a positive in that, it's that my family doesn't have to look at me with no pants on for six months.  

     

  11. 1 hour ago, RIPPA said:

    It gets better - reports are now that Sark turned them down

    If that turns out to be true, and A&M beats NC tonight, I may stay pants less till we go back to the office in July 

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  12. Seriously weird coaching change related stuff going on about 20 minutes north of where I'm sitting.  No idea what they're thinking here, but I sincerely hope it turns into the burnt orange clusterfuck that it looks like at first glance.

  13. Since we needed one more sprinkle on the shit sundae that is 2020, my five year old, who is an absolute giant for his age, jumped on his mom's left knee and dislocated the kneecap.  Fortunately it's not too bad this time.  Still, not going to improve the last few days of her Christmas vacation.  Scared the hell out of my son, too.  Especially since I was on the way to the vet, and he had to call me to tell me his mom was hurt.

    I've seen this happen to her twice before, but never on this knee.  Oddly enough, both previous times happened in hotels.  If you ever want to watch people panic, dislocate your kneecap in a tourist hotel.  If you REALLY want to watch people panic, do it in a hotel that's legally part of a hospital.  I had to spend 2 hours talking to hospital security and filling out we won't sue paperwork after that one.

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  14. I got to essentially be a stay at home dad from March To August.  Get to see my wife a lot more with both of us working from home, which will go on for at least 6 more months. Getting Covid when I did somehow made for a better Christmas than would’ve happened otherwise.  None of that makes the suffering others have gone through ok or justified, but those specific things have been real positives for us  

    My five year old started kindergarten, and loves it. He learned to ride a bike within training wheels and played t ball for the first time. 

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  15. 59 minutes ago, Sublime said:

    Me and the rest of my family are all out of isolation, I was last one out with today being the first day I could leave the house again, and are pretty much over COVID now. It hit me and my wife with fatigue and body aches (muscle, joint and bone) I still cough once in a while but overall feel like myself again. It’s not a good time and I’m glad we had mild cases. Stay safe out there 

    We were about the same as y’all. The fatigue is still there to a degree. I have zero stamina. Weirdest thing is I’m getting cold easily. I’m usually ridiculously cold tolerant. A few minutes ago I was freezing my ass off outside in 60 degree weather. Yeah I was barefoot in shorts and a t-shirt, but that’s definitely not normal for me. 
     

    all I’m all, I feel blessed that we didn’t get hit hard, particularly my wife. Could’ve easily gone south, especially her. 

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  16. 19 minutes ago, supremebve said:

    Is it after you stop driving?  That is the most common bug I get, but if you pause and unpause it usually resets.

    I've had it happen in multiple ways, and I think I've seen at least two separate issues related to it.  After the latest update I've seen a new one that I think may be what you mentioned.  The game keeps trying to aim permanently, and I think it happens after I get out of a car.  I'll try the pause trick for that one next time I'm on.

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