NHL 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs / Pool Prediction Thread

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Summer Movie Wager

Only three dark horses piano.

Also John Wick being that high on your lists piano and Addit is a pretty bold choice. Comparing last year's summer John Wick 3 would have to almost double its box office compared to John Wick 2 to even get into the top 10. (though, to be fair it did double from John Wick to John Wick 2, so if the progression continues like that...)

Summer Movie Wager

It's that time of year.

Soon anyway.

The time of the movie wager. This is now the fourth year of movie wagering and also the first year that I searched for the old topics and got confused! It was a win.
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I will quote the rules from last year:
The rules from last year's topic:
So you make a top 10 list of movies you think are going to do well this summer (and three dark horses, and possibly three more dark horses, see below*)

The rules from last year's topic:
Summer Movie Wager Scoring:
  • Getting number 1 or number 10 dead-on gets you 13 points (each).
The rest of the scoring goes like this:
  • 10 points for numbers 2-9 dead-on
  • 7 points if your pick was only one spot away from where it ended up
  • 5 points if it was two spots away
  • 3 points if your pick is anywhere in the Top 10
  • 1 point for each dark horse that makes it into the Top 10
The scoring is tabulated so that you get the SINGLE HIGHEST point value for each pick- that is, if you get number ten right, you don’t get 13+3, you only get 13.

Changes this year is that I'll drop the international dark horses. They don't really have any effect even though it's fun to see the differences between North America and the rest of the world the differences are usually only in the placement of movies rather than which movies make it to the top10, so the International Dark Horses don't really do anything. (and most participants didn't list any anyway)

Another change this year is that last year it started a "week early" with the release of Avengers: Infinity War. This year I won't give a shit about no Avengers and start at the beginning of May as it is supposed to be. This means Avengers: Endgame is NOT eligible for the summer list, summer starts the weekend after Endgame.

Because let's face it. Endgame is going to make all the money.
There's a helpful link. The wager goes from May 3rd to September 2nd.

Personally I haven't dug too deep into these lists yet. But I'll be sure to have one done eventually. But some questions to ponder. How will Detective Pikachu do? Aladdin AND The Lion King remakes in the same summer, which will take the top spot? John Wick 3 and a new Tarantino movie, could either of them break the top10?

Speculate and list away!

EDIT: Also the prize is like a reasonably priced game from steam, epic, uplay, gog or humble or something, we'll figure it out.

NHL 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs / Pool Prediction Thread

I thought I'd catch up with what's going on and what's happening in the NHL. But then I decided I couldn't bother so here are some random numbers:

Predators over Stars in 6
Jets over Blues in 7
Flames over Avalanche in 4
Sharks over Golden Knights in 6
Lightning over Blue Jackets in 5
Bruins over Leafs in 7
Capitals over Hurricanes in 5
Penguins over Islanders in 6

Champions: Boston Bruins

After all it's the world championship semi-finals on Saturday.

I need help. I'm looking for inspirations for a game I'm making. Anybody able to point me to some good life simulation games, particularly those that do things like relationships, time systems, stats and story-based games that involve choice?

Crusader Kings 2 is the ultimate life/relationship simulator. Probably a different more procedural approach though.

TimTam Slam Jam

I should have been on Corf's team, because I explicitly asked for a tyrant during the recruitment process.

TimTam Slam Jam

shinan cap
is our game exist?

I thought you made our game.

Steam vs. Epic Games

I mean it's slowly going back to how it was before Steam. Except of course that digital downloads were a far smaller thing before Steam. But on one hand it's nice that steam's hegemony is being broken up. On the other hand it means more launchers and more accounts again.

I already have five launchers. (, GOG Galaxy, Origin, UPlay, Steam) And there's probably more to come.

Steam has turned a bit to shit recently. With opening the floodgates to any garbage by anyone. It's harder to find anything worthwhile on Steam without exactly knowing what you're looking for. So it's not exactly the worst thing that the page where I find out about *neat game* is a link to some other store instead.

But it was also nice to have all the games in one place :)

[RM2K3] Booting games in Windowed mode? is also a thing that exists. I have to admit I thought it was something to just change in the .ini file but maybe that's later RMs.