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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:25 pm

Anyone else's kids completely obsessed?
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by A_B » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:30 pm

Fuck and yes.

And does not appreciate my “fungus among us” jokes.
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Re: Among Us

Post by HaulCitgo » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:00 pm

Didn't know what the icon on my phone was til this thread. Now but dad I'm the imposter makes some tiny bit of sense from the weekend.

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Re: Among Us

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:00 am

A_B wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Fuck and yes.

And does not appreciate my “fungus among us” jokes.
Equal levels of Dad jokes going on over here. My oldest and youngest played it the entire 12 hour drive to RVA a few days ago.
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Post by rass » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:06 am

absolutely...
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Re: Among Us

Post by Ryan » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:57 am

Only like 14 hrs a day
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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:54 am

They played so much the other day that I went to see if the company was listed on some stock exchange somewhere, because this shit is going to explode even more. Their website shows three employees.
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:03 am

Yes, and I really don't comprehend how it is fun. At all. I played a couple rounds to see what he was talking about, and it plays like a late 80s early 90s game, there is no point, and then you randomly guess who the imposter is based on nothing. When he went to sleepaway camp, they played Mafia every night, which is basically like a real-life version of Among Us. They though that was the greatest game. We tried to play Mafia on our weekly extended family Zoom night. The kids loved it, the adults were just confused because there is no strategy and no point to the game, other than kids freaking out and screaming because their sibling/cousin/parent/grand parent voted them out. Adults all agreed to never play again, kids all whined.
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Re: Among Us

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Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:03 am
Yes, and I really don't comprehend how it is fun. At all. I played a couple rounds to see what he was talking about, and it plays like a late 80s early 90s game, there is no point, and then you randomly guess who the imposter is based on nothing. When he went to sleepaway camp, they played Mafia every night, which is basically like a real-life version of Among Us. They though that was the greatest game. We tried to play Mafia on our weekly extended family Zoom night. The kids loved it, the adults were just confused because there is no strategy and no point to the game, other than kids freaking out and screaming because their sibling/cousin/parent/grand parent voted them out. Adults all agreed to never play again, kids all whined.
Try Ultimate Werewolf/One Night Ulitmate Werewolf. Fun spin on Mafia.
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Re: Among Us

Post by duff » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:11 am

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Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:03 am
Yes, and I really don't comprehend how it is fun. At all. I played a couple rounds to see what he was talking about, and it plays like a late 80s early 90s game, there is no point, and then you randomly guess who the imposter is based on nothing. When he went to sleepaway camp, they played Mafia every night, which is basically like a real-life version of Among Us. They though that was the greatest game. We tried to play Mafia on our weekly extended family Zoom night. The kids loved it, the adults were just confused because there is no strategy and no point to the game, other than kids freaking out and screaming because their sibling/cousin/parent/grand parent voted them out. Adults all agreed to never play again, kids all whined.
This is exactly what it is. It is huge on Twitch right now. It will fall off the radar in a couple of months. Same thing happened to Fall Guys.
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Re: Among Us

Post by sancarlos » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:51 am

HaulCitgo wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Didn't know what the icon on my phone was til this thread.
Ha ha. Same.
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Post by Johnnie » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:41 pm

AOC streamed on Twitch playing this.

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:48 pm

My oldest watched a bit live last night, and the entire thing today. He's got a thing for both Among Us and AOC. Pretty sure Ilhan was on there too. Smart fucking move on her part.
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Post by Johnnie » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:35 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:48 pm
My oldest watched a bit live last night, and the entire thing today. He's got a thing for both Among Us and AOC. Pretty sure Ilhan was on there too. Smart fucking move on her part.
Yup. Ilhan, Hasan Piker, and YouTubers Charlie White (Penguinz0) and Pokimane were also on there.

It got an insane amount of views.
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Re: Among Us

Post by The Sybian » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:46 am

Johnnie wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:35 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:48 pm
My oldest watched a bit live last night, and the entire thing today. He's got a thing for both Among Us and AOC. Pretty sure Ilhan was on there too. Smart fucking move on her part.
Yup. Ilhan, Hasan Piker, and YouTubers Charlie White (Penguinz0) and Pokimane were also on there.

It got an insane amount of views.
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:01 am

Well, I watch people play board games, so I'm not one to talk.
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Re: Among Us

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:34 am

Johnnie wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:01 am
Well, I watch people play board games, so I'm not one to talk.
And sometimes I watch people play baseball or soccer or football instead of playing it myself.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by mister d » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:19 am

This is the analogy I (mostly unsuccessfully) try to convince myself with, that I invest in watching sports while others think that’s stupid.
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Re: Among Us

Post by tennbengal » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:51 am

There are people that watch indoor drone racing. Seems insane to me, but, yeah, my watching football might seem insane to other people.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:11 am

I am sure back in the day there were cycling fans wondering why anyone would watch motorcycle racing or horse racing fans wondering why car racing would be interesting....but we are in a world where NBCSN shows the auto auctions over top level soccer games.

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Re: Among Us

Post by The Sybian » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:13 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:11 am
I am sure back in the day there were cycling fans wondering why anyone would watch motorcycle racing or horse racing fans wondering why car racing would be interesting....but we are in a world where NBCSN shows the auto auctions over top level soccer games.
That's because they put soccer on streaming platforms we have to pay for. I get the analogy to watching sports, but I feel like e-sports are more equivalent to watching someone watching sports than playing.
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Re: Among Us

Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 am

The Sybian wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:13 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:11 am
I am sure back in the day there were cycling fans wondering why anyone would watch motorcycle racing or horse racing fans wondering why car racing would be interesting....but we are in a world where NBCSN shows the auto auctions over top level soccer games.
That's because they put soccer on streaming platforms we have to pay for. I get the analogy to watching sports, but I feel like e-sports are more equivalent to watching someone watching sports than playing.
The e-sports players are definitely doing something competitive that involves skill. They're not watching. And I’m pretty sure the telecasts don’t show the players themselves much, rather what’s happening on the screen.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 am
The Sybian wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:13 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:11 am
I am sure back in the day there were cycling fans wondering why anyone would watch motorcycle racing or horse racing fans wondering why car racing would be interesting....but we are in a world where NBCSN shows the auto auctions over top level soccer games.
That's because they put soccer on streaming platforms we have to pay for. I get the analogy to watching sports, but I feel like e-sports are more equivalent to watching someone watching sports than playing.
The e-sports players are definitely doing something competitive that involves skill. They're not watching. And I’m pretty sure the telecasts don’t show the players themselves much, rather what’s happening on the screen.
Right and as F1 has shown most of that auto racing is done by the nerds not the drivers.

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Post by The Sybian » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:38 am

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:28 am
The Sybian wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:13 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:11 am
I am sure back in the day there were cycling fans wondering why anyone would watch motorcycle racing or horse racing fans wondering why car racing would be interesting....but we are in a world where NBCSN shows the auto auctions over top level soccer games.
That's because they put soccer on streaming platforms we have to pay for. I get the analogy to watching sports, but I feel like e-sports are more equivalent to watching someone watching sports than playing.
The e-sports players are definitely doing something competitive that involves skill. They're not watching. And I’m pretty sure the telecasts don’t show the players themselves much, rather what’s happening on the screen.
I know, and I'm not criticizing anyone who watches, I've been made fun of for watching soccer for 30 years, but I still see a huge difference between watching someone play a sport vs watching someone play a video game. Seems an extra step removed, but that's just me. My daughter used to bitch when we'd have to go to Jets games and she missed her soccer games. "Why would anyone want to watch someone else play a sport?" Yet, she is thrilled to go to soccer games. Hell, she is begging to go to the HS girls varsity games, but it's partially because her social studies teacher is the coach.
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Post by duff » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:08 am

I have Twitch running in the background during my work day. Don't always watch, but listen to whatever stream I have on. I would much rather watch someone play a video game at this point in my life then I would enjoy watching someone play a sport. I just don't give a shit about sports at this time in my life. I always will watch matches from the LCS on YouTube or the LCS homepage. Not only do I enjoy it, but I also get tips and tricks to implement when I play.
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Post by Shirley » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:09 am

I didn't realize until this thread that Among Us was such a big deal. My son (HS senior) plays with his friends a lot. Didn't know it was blowing up, Fortnight style.
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Post by duff » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:16 am

The best thing these game companies do is to get the top streamers to do a sponsored stream of their game. That gets a shit ton of views. People seem them all having fun and want to play the game. And top streamers that aren't doing sponsored streams want to jump in on the hype and start streaming the game. And the sheeple follow along. Especially the kids. Never know if there is a chance to play with Pokimane or Ninja or someone else like that.
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Re: Among Us

Post by Ryan » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:39 am

Hello fellow kids, I'm a ride or die bitch for Ed Markey Playing Spelunky 2
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Re: Among Us

Post by HaulCitgo » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:19 pm

Watching other people play video games is bad. Having to listen to their screams of joy (?) echo throughout my house is enough to take a hammer to an xbox. Incessant screaming. At least the boy is on headphones when he is playing. When he watches I get 55 inches of seizure inducing flashes lighting up the living room and surround sound that really lets you eardrums experience their teenage shrieks.

Almost played among us last night. Tried to bond with the girl and this was her suggestion. Didn't make it long enough to fill the room up.

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Post by duff » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:56 pm

Watching other people play sports is bad. Having to listen to their screams of joy (?) echo throughout my house is enough to take a hammer to a television. Incessant screaming by commentators (or unnecessary whispering, looking at you golf and tennis).

On a serious note, I don't watch teenagers play video games. The only exception is when they are on a League team. At that point I have to listen to the unnecessary screaming and hype of the commentators. It could be worse. I could be listening to Doc. Who am I kidding, I don't watch fucking hockey.
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Re: Among Us

Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:58 pm

Kind of related... The Wife absolutely hates the sound of European soccer games... I had become so use to the din, I just kind of blocked it out.

It's actually pretty fucking annoying.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:03 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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Kind of related... The Wife absolutely hates the sound of European soccer games... I had become so use to the din, I just kind of blocked it out.

It's actually pretty fucking annoying.
Heh. To me, that's a big part of the watchability. Quiet soccer is boring if you don't have much of a stake in the outcome.

Vuvezelas, on the other hand ...
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by HaulCitgo » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:04 pm

Different stokes I guess... Kinda like the slightly ghoulish background chants interrupted by polite clapping and understated commentary.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:06 pm

To clarify, I liked to turn up the volume... If you're not watching, which she never was, it's pretty annoying.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:23 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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To clarify, I liked to turn up the volume... If you're not watching, which she never was, it's pretty annoying.
Oh hell yes, it's annoying for someone not watching.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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