New Year’s Stream

By Shamus Posted Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

Filed under: Spoiler Warning 41 comments

EDIT: Well, that was fun. Thanks to everyone who joined in. We played Spintires, Far Cry 4, and some insane wagon game that I don’t even understand. Happy 2015 everyone!

Original message:

The year is about to change, which means it’s time to watch Josh stream a videogame while you curse at him. It’s like being on the cast of Spoiler Warning except Josh will ignore you because he’s drunk instead of ignoring you on purpose. It’s a magical time of friendship, laughter, confusion, drunkenness, and Murphy’s Law. I hope you’ll join usBecause I wouldn’t want to endure this alone.!

Josh claims we’ll be watching him play Spintires, so there’s at least a 10% chance of us playing SpintiresHe’s more reliable when he’s drunk. Also a better driver..

The stream will start around 10pm Eastern time in the USA. But rather than convert time zones and worry about stupid-ass daylight savings timeIs it active now? Is it active where I am? Where they are? just use this timer:

The stream will be here when the event goes live.



[1] Because I wouldn’t want to endure this alone.

[2] He’s more reliable when he’s drunk. Also a better driver.

[3] Is it active now? Is it active where I am? Where they are?

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41 thoughts on “New Year’s Stream

  1. DGM says:

    >> “He’s more reliable when he’s drunk. Also a better driver.”

    Wait… Are you saying that Josh is Bender from Futurama?

    This explain SO God-damned much.

    1. ehlijen says:

      I think it’s like when a character in 3.5 DnD had a DEX score so low that it gave a penalty. If such a character ever found himself surprised or otherwise prohibited from dodging, their defence would go UP!

      1. hewhosaysfish says:

        D&D Nit-pick: a character caught flat-footed loses their DEX *bonus* but a bonus is defined as a positive modifier. If your DEX modifier is negative then it’s actually a DEX *penatly* not a bonus and a surprised character keeps it.

  2. The Rocketeer says:

    Ooooh the antici

    1. The Rocketeer says:


  3. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Wow,look at all the fancy gadgets.Noice.

  4. Muspel says:

    The trick is to secretly replace Josh’s copy of Spintires with Desert Bus.

  5. “New Year’s Stream.”

    Sounds wrong, doesn’t it?

    1. Just don’t eat the yellow snow!

      1. Because the water FX are terrible?

  6. qosiejfr oiq qp says:

    Guys, I like you a lot, but 4 AM is a little early for me. I’m going to pass.

    1. utzel says:

      Same here.

      But I’d love to see Spintires. So please remember to do whatever dark ritual Twitch demands these days and save the stream.

      1. utzel says:

        …and now I’ve watched most of it. The winch induced barrel roll into the volcano in Spintires was awesome :D
        And I read about there being a hidden ending in FC4, should have known Josh would do this…
        That wagon adventure game was fun too.

        Thanks for doing the stream Josh and everyone else for being there. On to a new year now, hope it’s a good one for all of you.

    2. gresman says:

      I have to pass as well. It is way too late/early for me here in Europeland.

      Maybe I will be able to catch the end of the stream once I get out of bed. :)

    3. Daemian Lucifer says:

      Its new years eve.4 am is about the time Ill get back home,just about right time for the stream.

    4. Humanoid says:

      I on the other hand love the timing, 2pm on a lazy Thursday afternoon. :D

      P.S. That countdown applet is a little buggy, it’s counting down the correct time, but the text believes the event has already passed, it says “Time since event started in Pittsburgh”.

      1. Powergrout says:

        Aahhh I wish your post held some solace but alas. I’m afeared thtat the only way forward is yautaube. Had my relief oppo availed themself on time I wouldn’t have had to field a 14 hr shift and could have benefitted the steam in the traditional bidirectional fasion…
        Curse you annuality anullment alcoholism.
        Curse you and your bastard spawn.
        Bloody end of year counts based heroism – #TheHeroYouGetNotTheOneYouDeserve!

  7. Jarenth says:

    Jarenth will also be there! Very probably.

    Like, we’re talking at least 95% likely.

    1. Mathias says:

      Bless you and your messed up sleep-schedule.

    2. Daemian Lucifer says:

      How do you know that?Do you have any reliable source?

  8. Deoxy says:

    Ah, DST – Daylight Stupid Time. Proving once again that the opposite of progress is Congress.

    It was dumb when it was originally proposed, more dumb when it was re-proposed, really, REALLY dumb by the time it passed, and monumentally stupid (even by normal human standards, which is pretty amazingly stupid) now.

    And yet, still we do it. Seriously, the people who think it’s a good idea really just plain don’t understand the purposed of the clock, do they?


    1. Powergrout says:


    2. Zak McKracken says:

      While I agree (but would add that this is a world-wide thing, not just something the US Congress got wrong), I have found that most people I talked to about this seem to find daylight savings a genuinely good thing.
      To which I do not agree but I don’t think it’s just “oh those silly politicians” in this case. There’s still quite a bit of public support for the idea.

  9. Cyndane says:

    Well, poop. The stream actually locks up my desktop completely, forcing a hard reset, which is unusual since I’ve watched other Twitch streams before. When I load it up on my Android tablet, it says that the video can’t be played. I guess you’ll all have to have fun without me.

    1. Patrick says:

      Ok good I’m not the only one. Yeah I’m having the exact same issue.

    2. Zagzag says:

      I was getting the android related portion of that problem, but I gave in and went to sleep before trying it on desktop. I hope it was saved!

  10. Trainzack says:

    And that concludes the existing portion of this stream. Highlights include a rockman being named after my shitty username, and Josh not knowing how to drive. Happy “One year closer to our eventual deaths” day, everyone!

  11. Aitch says:

    Much respect to everyone for making New Years not suck. Can’t think of a better community I’d rather have spent it with.

  12. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Shamus,the tea troller.

  13. Daemian Lucifer says:

    So Id like to know why Chris hates the fun far cry ending.Also ftl.Chris,why do you hate fun?

  14. I was able to drop by for a while, though my sad pathetic Internet connection can’t stream the video smoothly. I ended up watching the chat in an IRC client and using livestreamer to listen to the audio. *sigh* (btw, is there some kind of option in twitch that could enable optional lower-quality streams? That might be nice.)

    P.S. Josh, I found a copy of last year’s Guns of Icarus stream on my computer. If you want it, PM me on the forums or something.

    1. btw, is there some kind of option in twitch that could enable optional lower-quality streams? That might be nice.

      Having done some more research, I’ve found that such a feature does exist, but it’s only available to twitch partners. So that sucks…

  15. Feriority says:

    I survived to the ‘end’ of a game of FTL! Or at least, my clones did. I think I died at least once.

    1. Volatar says:

      I died more times than I can count and also survived to the end! :D

  16. Nixitur says:

    Will you be uploading this stream somewhere?

    1. Micamo says:

      I’d like to know this as well; I’d love it if it were put on youtube, I can never get Twitch to work for me.

      1. Shamus says:

        We’re dealing with some idiotic content ID issues. If we get it sorted, the streams will appear on YouTube.

        1. Micamo says:

          Yay! :D

          (Err, not yay to the content ID problems, obviously)

  17. Lachlan the Mad says:

    I was just mostly psyched out when Shamus read my username aloud. Thankyou, terrible Catan jokes.

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