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{Wordtoid} Bye is a contraction of "good-bye", which is a contraction of "god be with ye". This one sounds fake, but it's not. It's a common construction, both Spanish Adios and French Adieu are contractions of "to god" from "to god I commend you".


Been a minute since I've kept up with a weekly release show, I forgot the internet becomes a minefield every Monday for me, since I rarely watch shows at air time.


Haven't done one of these in a while: {Wordtoid}! The archaic word Lite, meaning something small, only survives in its diminutive form, Little.


Some layoffs at Giant Bomb after their acquisition by Fandom (the wiki people), that site has been on rocky shores since the pandemic and then all their senior talent voluntarily quit (at the right time, apparently).


Is there a thing games don't do anymore that you'd like to see? Could be a gameplay thing or graphical thing, or anything really.


The Last of Us tv show?


Well, I haven't been playing FF14, unlike the rest of the planet, apparently!


One one hand, I can see why GDQ would want to shake things up with different categories of speedrun to showcase. But that also makes them harder to appreciate because I don't know wtf is going on.


First day back after vacation status:


Been putting some solid hours into Chained Echoes. Part way thoughts inside. But overall I do definitely recommend it to JRPG fans.


Yeah, this is a good videogame.


Looking as the rest of these, I thought *I* was buying a large number of games a year. It was an eclectic year, for sure. Some old games came back up to the surface. 7 Days to Die is a janky fun mess with friends.


Forgot to mention this, but I've been experiencing a new Disqus notification bug on desktop. I get the indicator but clicking on it takes the whole tab to a Disqus login page. Right-clicking it and opening it in a new tab is a work around.


Ok, got some more definitive Callisto Protocol thoughts.


Day 2 500 MB Calisto patch seems to have stabalized things a lot. No issues today on my end. And the combat is getting really good now.


Early PC Calisto Protocol impressions inside.


Downloading Calisto Protocol now. Reviews on steam "mostly negative". Hoooo boyyyyy. lol


Played some Dogworld. Currently $15 on Steam. Surprisingly good game. Yet another Metroidvania, even the high contrast white on black look is a little threadbare at this point. But whoever made this knew how to make a dang video game.


I never click these but they're really winning me over on the comedy of their titles alone.


I had been pretty tuned out on Giant Bomb for a while, then noticed this has been a feature for a few weeks now. It's unrelenting mania. I feel like either you'll love it or you'll hate it.


It's happening. Folks? It happened. Things got round again. Seems like straight lines and right angles in UI is once again out and rounded edges are back in. We do this back and forth every 5 or 10 years. It tracks almost perfectly with Sony's consoles.


Ok, people told me no, but I'm now 18 hours into Tactics Ogre remake and uh... nothing is changing? Maybe the remake is at fault, I read some complaints to that effect in forums. If/When things change, is it like gradual or a big sudden thing?


All Quiet on the Western Front on Netflix is probably the most intense war film I've seen in a long time. No glorification (the original novel is very anti war).


Occams, I had no idea you were doing well enough to advertise your services. Good for you, buddy.


Some hours into Tactics Ogre remake. Loving the story, but is the game known for being kinda easy? I say this after struggle busing my way through a lot of FF Tactics and seeing that this game is an extension of that, I was prepared for sterner stuff.


About Dr Melone of us since 10:58 PM on 01.31.2012

Hello, curious browser. I've been a reader of Dtoid for several years now and continue to enjoy the unique sense of community around these parts. I think I'll stick around, if ya don't mind.