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  1. Comment on Team Fortress 2: Nobody's home in ~games

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    There's a really great episode of darknet diaries about this very subject, cheaters in video games. After listening it's pretty clear no anti cheat is effective and it's more the method you apply...

    There's a really great episode of darknet diaries about this very subject, cheaters in video games. After listening it's pretty clear no anti cheat is effective and it's more the method you apply the bans and anti cheat that count. Not even kernel level anti cheat methods work.

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  2. Comment on Help me ditch Chrome's password manager! in ~tech

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    ProtonPass, it's free, integrates near seamlessly between mobile and web browsers (something I've constantly had problems with using Firefox's password manager) and you get the backing of a...

    ProtonPass, it's free, integrates near seamlessly between mobile and web browsers (something I've constantly had problems with using Firefox's password manager) and you get the backing of a reputable security based company. I've tried numerous password managers from Google to keepass, I'm sticking with proton pass for the foreseeable future.

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  3. Comment on Swedish gaming conglomerate Embracer Group announced plans on Monday to split itself into three distinct games and entertainment companies in ~games

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    This is what happens when your entire business plan hinges on a cash injection from a sketchy Saudi businessman who backs out of your deal last minute. I have no sympathy for this company, they...

    This is what happens when your entire business plan hinges on a cash injection from a sketchy Saudi businessman who backs out of your deal last minute. I have no sympathy for this company, they purchased everything under the sun and wasted so much money, not to mention all the games they've cancelled recently. It's really no wonder they've had to do something like this to stay relevant.

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  4. Comment on What's a game that you feel is almost great? in ~games

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    Wholeheartedly agree, I absolutely love spiders as a storyteller, but they had some rough gameplay in technomancer. It has everything lined up to be one of their best games, but they dropped the...

    Wholeheartedly agree, I absolutely love spiders as a storyteller, but they had some rough gameplay in technomancer. It has everything lined up to be one of their best games, but they dropped the ball with the combat, to which they improved for greedfall and built an entire game around combat in steel rising (I'm guessing this was intentional in order to improve their combat mechanics). To this day, Mars war logs is the closest to a Bioware style RPG I've played without being a Bioware RPG. One more thing to add to the technomancer, the waypoint and map system was just bad, like almost irredeemably bad. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to understand the quest journal and how the waypoints worked...

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  5. Comment on PS5 entering 'the latter stage of its life cycle,' Sony says in ~games

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    People are freaking out over what Sony said, but you're 100% correct. New IP takes time to cook and people are impatient. My main theory on this whole situation is that Microsoft really threw a...

    People are freaking out over what Sony said, but you're 100% correct. New IP takes time to cook and people are impatient. My main theory on this whole situation is that Microsoft really threw a wrench in the entire gaming market with gamepass.

    Sony was banking on live service to make up the difference but that's just not happening due mostly to how long it's taking them to make a live service game, now they've realized it's time to cut their losses and just make a few live service games instead of all of their games being live service, and now we have a large gap of no first party games. I truly believe Jim Ryan was correct when he said publishers hate gamepass, and Microsoft knows this, so they're just buying up the publishers to fill out gamepass.

  6. Comment on The Playdate handheld console is now in stock and available in twenty-two additional countries in ~games

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    That's interesting, thank you for your input I'll have to check that out. Currently building a game in Godot at the moment and would love to see what I can do with a new platform like playdate in...

    That's interesting, thank you for your input I'll have to check that out. Currently building a game in Godot at the moment and would love to see what I can do with a new platform like playdate in the future.

  7. Comment on The Playdate handheld console is now in stock and available in twenty-two additional countries in ~games

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    I'm just getting into game dev right now with Godot, how easy is it to get into playdate development?

    I'm just getting into game dev right now with Godot, how easy is it to get into playdate development?

  8. Comment on How do you keep up with smaller indie game news? in ~games

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    Yeah that's fair, sounds good! I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yeah that's fair, sounds good! I look forward to hearing from you.

  9. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (January 2024) in ~health.mental

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    December was terrible, I lost my dad December 2022 to colon cancer after a 16 year battle to which we say cancer cheated when my dad accidentally broke his back somehow. Had to be taken off his...

    December was terrible, I lost my dad December 2022 to colon cancer after a 16 year battle to which we say cancer cheated when my dad accidentally broke his back somehow. Had to be taken off his treatments because of it and it essentially killed him.

    This always made me mad, like he would still be around if it weren't for that, but my wife is amazing and told me I've been really grumpy for the past few months, and it was because I'm angry at that whole situation. I was taking it out on everyone else when it wasn't anyone else's fault.

    In 2024 I've decided that the anger just isn't worth holding onto, and I've since been really happy the last couple of weeks. Ive started looking into game development on Godot and I'm really trying to find a meaningful use of my time in a field I truly love, video games. Hopefully this continues and I can make something of it someday.

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  10. Comment on Take the lead // Episode 8: Act I Kickoff - Valorant in ~games

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    Yeah that's the only thing that ever changes on my PC, installing valorant, but it riot fanboys always deny it as a problem. The truth is I love the gameplay, but I hate the vanguard anti cheat...

    Yeah that's the only thing that ever changes on my PC, installing valorant, but it riot fanboys always deny it as a problem. The truth is I love the gameplay, but I hate the vanguard anti cheat and if I didn't have so many problems after installing valorant I would be playing all the time.

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  11. Comment on Take the lead // Episode 8: Act I Kickoff - Valorant in ~games

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    Valorant looks so good, but every time I've installed it I've experienced weird problems with my PC and I'm not the only one. I had a buddy that also had weird problems right after installing...

    Valorant looks so good, but every time I've installed it I've experienced weird problems with my PC and I'm not the only one. I had a buddy that also had weird problems right after installing valorant. Things like check disk scans on startup (didn't happen before valorant), and weird network problems.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on How do you keep up with smaller indie game news? in ~games

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    Awesome, thank you! If you don't mind me asking, what were some pitfalls and challenges you had to face when starting out? Also, when making pixel art, is that something you already did or did you...

    Awesome, thank you! If you don't mind me asking, what were some pitfalls and challenges you had to face when starting out? Also, when making pixel art, is that something you already did or did you have to learn that as well?

  13. Comment on Why more PC gaming handhelds should ditch Windows for SteamOS in ~games

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    I've ditched Windows for the most part, my only reason to have a Windows install is for GeForce now of all things because the windows and Mac apps are they only way to play at 1440p 120fps and...

    I've ditched Windows for the most part, my only reason to have a Windows install is for GeForce now of all things because the windows and Mac apps are they only way to play at 1440p 120fps and higher. It's an absolutely stupid reason to have windows installed, but until nvidia adds support for those features to a web browser, I can't switch over 100%.

  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Currently reading through the stormlight archive from Brandon Sanderson. I started with Mistborn, liver the original trilogy so much that I really wanted to read stormlight because it's really his...

    Currently reading through the stormlight archive from Brandon Sanderson. I started with Mistborn, liver the original trilogy so much that I really wanted to read stormlight because it's really his main cosmere project and I've heard nothing but good things about the series. I really haven't read a book series like this since college over a decade ago with the legend of drizzt series, but the characters of vin and Elend, with sazed thrown in was an excellent mesh of character building. The original Mistborn trilogy really drew me in and I just want to dive into the main chunk of the cosmere universe with Stormlight.

  15. Comment on How do you keep up with smaller indie game news? in ~games

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    I really want to do it all, I'm a very creative individual and want to really understand how to build something from start to finish. Music is my main creative outlet and I'm familiar with ardour...

    I really want to do it all, I'm a very creative individual and want to really understand how to build something from start to finish. Music is my main creative outlet and I'm familiar with ardour already. I actually donate to them regularly since their stuff is always really well made and free to compile.

  16. Comment on How do you keep up with smaller indie game news? in ~games

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    Oh wow thanks that's awesome! I'll be sure to reach out if I need any help. Thank you for your insight, this really helps me. I get demotivated super easily and with ADHD it's hard to focus on one...

    Oh wow thanks that's awesome! I'll be sure to reach out if I need any help. Thank you for your insight, this really helps me. I get demotivated super easily and with ADHD it's hard to focus on one thing at a time. If you wouldn't mind me asking do you have any games published anywhere either on steam or even itch.io?

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  17. Comment on How do you keep up with smaller indie game news? in ~games

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    Okay so I'm at a point where I'm fed up with enterprise IT as a career and I'm looking into indie game development. Obviously not dropping my job to do this, but how do you even get started in...

    Okay so I'm at a point where I'm fed up with enterprise IT as a career and I'm looking into indie game development. Obviously not dropping my job to do this, but how do you even get started in this area if you have absolutely no experience? It's been my dream to just make games even if they're indie games, and I have no idea where to start.

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  18. Comment on Feedback on boss monster for tonight's DnD session in ~games.tabletop

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    You all have a DND session? Man I wish I could find a steady group for a game. Scheduling is always the hardest part.

    You all have a DND session? Man I wish I could find a steady group for a game. Scheduling is always the hardest part.

  19. Comment on There has never been a better time to game on Linux in ~games

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    I've been daily driving endeavourOS for a while, before that I was using Nobara but I've never had a great experience with Fedora. The only reason I have windows on a separate drive is for GeForce...

    I've been daily driving endeavourOS for a while, before that I was using Nobara but I've never had a great experience with Fedora. The only reason I have windows on a separate drive is for GeForce Now, because the windows and Mac apps are the only apps that support 1440p 120fps. Nvidia really needs to add support for 1440p 120fps to browsers.

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  20. Comment on Starfield's pronoun-removal mod has been banned by NexusMods in ~games

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    I'm not really understanding their logic in this, they say it's not political, then they say they choose to defend diversity? That's kind of political isn't it?

    I'm not really understanding their logic in this, they say it's not political, then they say they choose to defend diversity? That's kind of political isn't it?