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Ant

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Aug 6, 2022, 12:40:11 AMAug 6
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Is anyone playing it? It seems to have a very high rating for a new game! :O

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Spalls Hurgenson

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Aug 6, 2022, 1:25:04 PMAug 6
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On Fri, 05 Aug 2022 23:40:03 -0500, a...@zimage.comANT (Ant) wrote:

>Is anyone playing it? It seems to have a very high rating for a new game! :O

Not yet, but I am ever so tempted. You get to play as a kitty, after
all! Who's a pretty-witty cuddly widdle kitty-cat! If I had this game,
it could be me!

But paying full price for a game? No. I don't do that any more.* As
much as I want to give it a try, I think I'll wait. It's not as if I
don't have any other games to tide me over.

But this is a definitely a game on my must-get/must-play list. 'Cause
kitty-cat!

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* Full price for DLC doesn't count! Because... umm... uh... shut up!
Stop pointing out my hypocrisy and let me play "American Truck Sim:
Montana"! in peace! ;-)




Rin Stowleigh

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Aug 6, 2022, 2:05:32 PMAug 6
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On Fri, 05 Aug 2022 23:40:03 -0500, a...@zimage.comANT (Ant) wrote:

>Is anyone playing it? It seems to have a very high rating for a new game! :O

I'm just worried it will be one of those "immersive" type games... and
I'll end up feeling like such a pussy playing it.

Ah come on...You know good and well each and every one of you wanted
to say that, but unlike me you care about your reputation... So I took
one for the team! :)

JAB

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Aug 6, 2022, 3:07:58 PMAug 6
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On 06/08/2022 18:24, Spalls Hurgenson wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Aug 2022 23:40:03 -0500, a...@zimage.comANT (Ant) wrote:
>
>> Is anyone playing it? It seems to have a very high rating for a new game! :O
>
> Not yet, but I am ever so tempted. You get to play as a kitty, after
> all! Who's a pretty-witty cuddly widdle kitty-cat! If I had this game,
> it could be me!
>
> But paying full price for a game? No. I don't do that any more.* As
> much as I want to give it a try, I think I'll wait. It's not as if I
> don't have any other games to tide me over.
>
> But this is a definitely a game on my must-get/must-play list. 'Cause
> kitty-cat!
>

Certainly been added to my wishlist but I'm going to play Citizen
Sleeper first before thinking about which game I have that I'm going to
play next before thinking about actually buying a new game. Hopefully
Amazon will have a better selection next month and then I won't even
have to buy a game

Dimensional Traveler

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Aug 6, 2022, 3:23:06 PMAug 6
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On 8/5/2022 9:40 PM, Ant wrote:
> Is anyone playing it? It seems to have a very high rating for a new game! :O
>
Don't suppose you can give a link? Since you didn't say where it was
available....

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Zaghadka

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Aug 6, 2022, 5:23:22 PMAug 6
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On Fri, 05 Aug 2022 23:40:03 -0500, in comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, Ant
wrote:

>Is anyone playing it? It seems to have a very high rating for a new game! :O

Own it. Playing it soon. Waiting for them to patch up.

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rms

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Aug 6, 2022, 7:48:40 PMAug 6
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>Don't suppose you can give a link? Since you didn't say where it was
>available....

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1332010/Stray/
Also 'free' if you have Playstation Plus Premium
I haven't played this, but IMHO the hype machine of playing a cat is
inflating initial impressions. It's a ~7hour game (or less) and the
gameplay is not exactly exciting. I'd temper expectations about Stray.

rms


Ant

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Aug 6, 2022, 8:09:04 PMAug 6
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Only seven hours? Eh, yeah wait. Maybe it will get expansions later on.

Spalls Hurgenson

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Aug 6, 2022, 9:31:21 PMAug 6
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On Sat, 6 Aug 2022 12:23:06 -0700, Dimensional Traveler
<dtr...@sonic.net> wrote:
>On 8/5/2022 9:40 PM, Ant wrote:

>> Is anyone playing it? It seems to have a very high rating for a new game! :O

>Don't suppose you can give a link? Since you didn't say where it was
>available....

Available on Steam
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1332010?utm_source=gamewebsite&utm_campaign=sitevisit&utm_medium=web
and Playstation Store
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP2470-PPSA02100_00-STRAYSIEA0000000

The game itself is generally well reviewed; it isn't getting
across-the-board five-stars, but it has an overall score of 85% on
Metacritic. Not bad for the first game of an Indie publisher.

As pointed out by others, the main appeal of this game is its
furry-faced catagonist. The game itself is - from all appearances - a
fairly average 3D action/adventure. It seems fairly simplistic; the
action bits aren't too hard, and the adventure aspects are very light.
It's less "Uncharted" and more "Plague Tale: Innocence".

But you get to be a cat in the game, and for those silly sods infected
with toxoplasmosis* (a.k.a., 'cat lovers'), that's reason enough to
play it. ;-)



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* a disease known to cause behavorial changes resulting in a reduced
aversion to a cat's presence. No, really.**
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http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2007/01/11/schbul.sbl073.full.pdf

PW

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Aug 7, 2022, 9:34:55 PMAug 7
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On Fri, 05 Aug 2022 23:40:03 -0500, a...@zimage.comANT (Ant) wrote:

>Is anyone playing it? It seems to have a very high rating for a new game! :O

* --

No, it looks interesting. I am not a cat guy. I sent the link to my
weirdo brother. He is a cat person.

I have met maybe a handful of cat's that I actually sort of liked.

Love dogs to death. Have rescued a bunch that became family members.
A neighbor has a pitbul that he and his wife rescued from our local
animal shelter. One of the sweetest dogs I have ever been around. He
sits in my lap with his yellow eyes looking at me that makes me want
to cry even though he has a life now that he never had before.

Cat?

Okay, I will probably buy it! :-)))

-pw

JAB

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Aug 8, 2022, 4:13:06 AMAug 8
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Cats aren't know for being that affectionate especially to strangers.
Then again the cat I had years ago acted more like a dog. He'd follow me
around the house and any strangers in the house he'd be up to them
looking for attention. The worse one was that he used to follow me to
our local pub and then sit outside until I reappeared. Now that would be
fine if it wasn't that one night a young family got into their car
outside the pub and him being him thought, oh, oh people to play with
and jumped in the car. They assumed he was a stray so took him home.

I thought I'd lost him until about a week later speaking to one of the
barstaff and saying I'd lost my cat. They said, ah a couple I know who
occasionally come in where talking about the stray cat they found. So I
had to go and get him!

PW

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Aug 8, 2022, 9:30:54 PMAug 8
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Too funny. I haven't met many personable cats. I remember some that
would hide behind a sofa and attack when I walked by. :-)

-pw

PW

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Aug 15, 2022, 6:14:48 PMAug 15
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On Mon, 8 Aug 2022 09:13:02 +0100, JAB <no...@nochance.com> wrote:

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Well, since house cats that are left outside are responsible for most
of the population decline of songbirds in the world, I am leaning
towards not purchasing this game :-)

I still have wingspan on the back burner hehe.

-pw

JAB

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Aug 16, 2022, 4:26:33 AMAug 16
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On 15/08/2022 23:14, PW wrote:

> Well, since house cats that are left outside are responsible for most
> of the population decline of songbirds in the world, I am leaning
> towards not purchasing this game :-)
>
> I still have wingspan on the back burner hehe.
>

At least in the UK pet cats can't be said to help the bird population
but the science really doesn't stack up that they are causing it to
decline. You have species that basically live in gardens with increasing
populations and conversely those in rural environments that are
declining. Then there's the fact that millions up millions of birds die
each year so how many of those killed by cats would have soon died
anyway especially if cats take a disproportionate amount of the weak and
the sick.

Saying all that I still think owners should put a collar with a bell on
their cats.

Spalls Hurgenson

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Aug 16, 2022, 3:57:17 PMAug 16
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Actually - and not too surprising - it's humans who are the
top-killers of birds. Between building-strikes, impacts with cars,
pollution, deforestation (and other forms of habitat destruction),
pesticides and more, humans kill the most. (Yay?) However,
human-causes tend to be divied up into various sub-categories
(high-tension line collisions cause approx. 300 million bird deaths
alone), which helps disguise the impact.

But kitties are a close second (450 million a year).

Or, rather, third. Disease by far kills more birds (and, in general,
more animals) than anything else. A fact I think that, three years
ago, would have surprised a lot of people but recent events have
probably made more people aware of the sobering danger of microbial
life.

(They're not wild critters so don't really count in the statistics
above, but 50 billion chickens are killed annually.)


JAB

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Aug 17, 2022, 3:51:32 AMAug 17
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On 16/08/2022 20:57, Spalls Hurgenson wrote:
> (They're not wild critters so don't really count in the statistics
> above, but 50 billion chickens are killed annually.)
>

I can see why as Chicken is just so bloody cheap. Even with the price
rises in the UK you can get one that will easily feed four for about £4.
Doing that with any other meat is hard. Personally though I tend to
stick clear of the cheap Chicken as I think there's a noticeable
difference between say a £4 one and a £8 one. The meat actually tastes
of something for starters. Even then it's still cheap as we managed to
get 3 x 2 meals out of a whole one which is still bugger all.

PW

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Aug 17, 2022, 2:24:31 PMAug 17
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Some of us here in Yellowstone country call bear bells, dinner bells
:-)

PW

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Aug 17, 2022, 2:27:29 PMAug 17
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>
>Actually - and not too surprising - it's humans who are the
>top-killers of birds. <<

Not me. My shotgun accuracy needs a lot of work but I can't afford
the ammo that is requires to get better :-)

I get lucky sometimes with Pheasants, but Partridge, Quail, and
Chuckers are way too small and fast for me!

-pw

PW

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Aug 18, 2022, 11:45:25 PMAug 18
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>
>(They're not wild critters so don't really count in the statistics
>above, but 50 billion chickens are killed annually.)
>


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By housecats! I knew it!

Spalls Hurgenson

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Aug 19, 2022, 12:16:18 PMAug 19
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On Thu, 18 Aug 2022 21:45:22 -0600, PW
<iamnotusing...@notinuse.com> wrote:

>>(They're not wild critters so don't really count in the statistics
>>above, but 50 billion chickens are killed annually.)

>By housecats! I knew it!

It's true; the fatcats have a stranglehold on the poultry industry!


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