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  1. Comment on Assassin's Creed Mirage | Cinematic trailer in ~games

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    The best parts of the story ended with assassins creed 3. If you want to jump in to a modern game, origins is your best bet. I would personally say avoid odyssey unless you really love Greek...

    The best parts of the story ended with assassins creed 3. If you want to jump in to a modern game, origins is your best bet. I would personally say avoid odyssey unless you really love Greek mythology. Odyssey is fine for what it is but it has some of the worst level-gating I’ve seen in the entire series. Just makes me think they tried to force people to buy xp boosts and stuff. It got bad enough there were xp farm community missions in almost every zone. I’ve never played ragnarok but I can guess it will be the same as odyssey but in a Norse setting. Honestly, unless you really love the setting, these games have ran their course and should have ended the story properly years ago.

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  2. Comment on What’s something you’ve been mulling over recently? in ~talk

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    They do, there’s only about 5 of us in the US, but it’s an incredibly competitive market and I’ve been given an opportunity that not a lot of people get. I have a really good team and boss, and my...

    They do, there’s only about 5 of us in the US, but it’s an incredibly competitive market and I’ve been given an opportunity that not a lot of people get. I have a really good team and boss, and my boss is really trying to push me to learn new things to be competitive and knowledgeable in the field. I’m just afraid I’m not progressing as much as they’re expecting and it’s incredibly discouraging.

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  3. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Black Desert. I’ve heard so much about how it’s grindy and p2w but I never hear anything about the gameplay and story. The gameplay though is absolutely incredible. It’s a refreshing take on mmo...

    Black Desert. I’ve heard so much about how it’s grindy and p2w but I never hear anything about the gameplay and story. The gameplay though is absolutely incredible. It’s a refreshing take on mmo combat that makes the game feel like an ARPG more than an mmo and I love it.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What’s something you’ve been mulling over recently? in ~talk

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    I’ve recently been hired to my dream job as a cloud engineer, but I’m so out of the loop on the recent standards and coding practices it’s incredibly discouraging. I’ve been thinking about whether...

    I’ve recently been hired to my dream job as a cloud engineer, but I’m so out of the loop on the recent standards and coding practices it’s incredibly discouraging. I’ve been thinking about whether or not it was a good career choice to accept the job before I was ready.

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  5. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    League of legends. I don’t know why I started playing this but I’ve always wanted to get into a moba. I couldn’t get any of my friends into dota2 as that’s my preferred moba, but they would play...

    League of legends. I don’t know why I started playing this but I’ve always wanted to get into a moba. I couldn’t get any of my friends into dota2 as that’s my preferred moba, but they would play league so I started playing and it’s been fun if not frustrating. The lore of runeterra is amazing and really that’s what has drawn me into the game.

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  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Deathloop - This game has surprised the crap out of me. It looked great based on trailers and gameplay I watched but I was not expecting such a fun experience. For those on the fence because of...

    Deathloop - This game has surprised the crap out of me. It looked great based on trailers and gameplay I watched but I was not expecting such a fun experience. For those on the fence because of the multiplayer pvp, you can play the single player game without invasions all the way through, and it’s just a phenomenal game. Also I bought it in ps5, the adaptive trigger implementation is perfect, every gun just feels different to use, it’s great!

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Are critics and audiences starting to sour on Marvel movies? in ~movies

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    For me it’s the tone of the movies that break the interest. The trailers all seem to have super serious moments followed by some licensed music from the 70’s and 80’s with a little 90’s sprinkled...

    For me it’s the tone of the movies that break the interest. The trailers all seem to have super serious moments followed by some licensed music from the 70’s and 80’s with a little 90’s sprinkled around. A couple of laughs and a catchphrase and then that’s it. It’s like every trailer and in a sense the movies themselves were put together with machine learning and barely any effort. All for the sake of making them faster and more flashy. I think it was around when guardians of the galaxy vol1 came out, that movie really shifted the tone, like all of a sudden Disney had to use all of this licensed music for the next X number of years in their movies or pay a fine. Absolutely stupid and uninteresting.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Victoria 3 | Gameplay trailer in ~games

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    I’m so intimidated by these but I’ve always wanted to play them. The only grand strategy game I’ve played is stellaris and that game is extremely overwhelming to me mid to late game.

    I’m so intimidated by these but I’ve always wanted to play them. The only grand strategy game I’ve played is stellaris and that game is extremely overwhelming to me mid to late game.

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  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Days Gone. Just got a ps5 horizon bundle and I’ve been playing days gone more than horizon or ratchet and clank rift apart. I love the survival-lite aspects of the game, making sure you have fuel...

    Days Gone. Just got a ps5 horizon bundle and I’ve been playing days gone more than horizon or ratchet and clank rift apart. I love the survival-lite aspects of the game, making sure you have fuel for your bike, scavenging for ammo and scrap, the story isn’t anything mind blowing but the gameplay is very good. The world is also beautiful and I could just drive around the map on my bike for hours. If I had one complaint it’s the amount of missions for each faction could be increased, I need to get rank 2 in one of them so I can get better weapons but there are no more available missions for me and I have to wait until I progress in the main story for more.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What’s the coronavirus like where you are? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Nobody cares in the Midwest. I’m vaccinated, my whole family had covid and no one was hospitalized thankfully. I realize it’s still a thing and will probably always be a thing, but at this point I...

    Nobody cares in the Midwest. I’m vaccinated, my whole family had covid and no one was hospitalized thankfully. I realize it’s still a thing and will probably always be a thing, but at this point I feel like most people are just okay with taking the risks to live like they used too now and don’t really care for the safety of others, and to be completely honest I am at that point myself. It’s died down enough that it’s not a huge issue anymore, I’ve been around countless people less than 6 feet away and haven’t had any problems. If I were going to get a serious case of covid I would’ve had it by now. I do believe that I have some long covid symptoms though being that I have asthma. Every once in a while I’ll just have an asthma attack and need a rescue inhaler when I didn’t before, but that’s not a huge deal.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on All-new PlayStation Plus tiers launches in June in ~games

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    Kind of sucks that psnow is just being written off for pc players. Now they will have to pay extra for crap they’re never going to use because they either don’t want a console or just can’t find...

    Kind of sucks that psnow is just being written off for pc players. Now they will have to pay extra for crap they’re never going to use because they either don’t want a console or just can’t find one available to purchase. I used psnow to play bloodborne for a little bit and it wasn’t terrible. It’s a shame really, Sony really ran with the game streaming tech for the longest time, and now that it’s really getting popular with xcloud, GeForce now and Luna they’re just putting it on the back burner.

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  12. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Oh for sure, a ton of it is simply I grew up on Zelda. Played the original game, played Zelda 2, beat a link to the past, best ocarina of time, beat majoras mask, played through a large majority...

    Oh for sure, a ton of it is simply I grew up on Zelda. Played the original game, played Zelda 2, beat a link to the past, best ocarina of time, beat majoras mask, played through a large majority of wind waker, beat a link between worlds, beat skyward sword. The list goes on. Breath of the wild is an excellent open world game, but it’s an absolutely terrible Zelda game.

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  13. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    The thing about botw was they put so much focus on the open world aspects of the game that it absolutely destroyed what makes a Zelda game so fun for me, the dungeons and the story. They littered...

    The thing about botw was they put so much focus on the open world aspects of the game that it absolutely destroyed what makes a Zelda game so fun for me, the dungeons and the story. They littered the world with horrible copy/paste shrines that you’re supposed to “find” to encourage exploration, but instead ended up with this boring slog of a gameplay loop where I only did the shrines I needed to do for the hearts and power ups and ignored the rest unless I needed a specific weapon.

    Then there’s the weapon degradation…it is simply the absolute worst mechanic I’ve ever seen in a Zelda game. It was so bad I did a speed run to the master sword so I would at the very least have a weapon that doesn’t break only to find out even the master sword “breaks” by losing its charge for about 3 minutes. Not only that, the hylean shield of all things breaks…the most iconic shield in the series that requires you to beat a giant ogre or whatever they’re called underneath hyrule castle breaks. I was so fed up I found a spot on the map that has weapons that spawn every blood moon and just kept restocking my weapons. That’s not Zelda, that’s some bone headed Ubisoft gameplay nonsense shoehorned into a Zelda to provide artificial gameplay. There isn’t even a repair mechanic or way to grind out the strength of a weapon to improve durability! There were weapons and shields I didn’t even use simply because I didn’t want them to break and I wanted to use them at the most beneficial times, but those times never really happened so they never got used.

    Finally the divine beast dungeons…omg the dungeons…Breath of the wild had the saddest excuse for Zelda dungeons and bosses I have ever seen. It felt like I was fighting the same boss for each dungeon just a slightly different way. The dungeons themselves are nothing more than really crappy giant digital rubics cubes. All the work was clearly put into the shrines in terms of puzzles and gameplay, but nothing actually went into the divine beast dungeons and the items needed to complete the dungeons or even the story elements of those dungeons, just copy/paste the same theme four times with slightly different bosses and there ya go, you have the botw divine beasts!

    I get what they were trying to do, make a modern version of the very first Zelda game, but it’s like they built the world and forget it needed stuff to go in it, instead they chopped up the dungeons, scattered them about and then added the divine beasts as an afterthought. I won’t even get started with the ending…I’ll say this, when I beat skyward sword, I put the controller down and just gave it a standing ovation becaus the story and the gameplay were just phenomenal, when I beat breath of the wild I put the controller down and just said screw this game. I couldn’t believe they killed the essential gameplay elements that make a Zelda game, so I’m really hoping they put more effort into botw 2, because I’ll be extremely disappointed if they don’t.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Skyward sword is one of my favorite Zelda games. It’s so fun and the dungeons are pure classic Zelda gameplay. I actually enjoyed skyward sword more than breath of the wild, but botw is one of my...

    Skyward sword is one of my favorite Zelda games. It’s so fun and the dungeons are pure classic Zelda gameplay. I actually enjoyed skyward sword more than breath of the wild, but botw is one of my least liked Zelda games so that’s not a surprise.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I’ve been playing crysis 2 remastered on my series s. It’s a fun game even if it’s a bit linear, but man it’s one of the few games that really makes me feel like I’m some sort of super soldier bad...

    I’ve been playing crysis 2 remastered on my series s. It’s a fun game even if it’s a bit linear, but man it’s one of the few games that really makes me feel like I’m some sort of super soldier bad ass. There’s nothing more satisfying than grabbing a ceph by the throat and throwing them against the wall to see their insides splatter like paint. I also bought cyberpunk on my series s. I’m a little annoyed it’s only 30fps, but it looks amazing upscaled to 1440p. Hopefully they can get a performance mode in on the series s.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Is Firefox okay? in ~tech

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    It seems like everything is a reskinned chromium these days. The only outliers are safari and Firefox and safari is basically the next internet explorer in terms of performance.

    It seems like everything is a reskinned chromium these days. The only outliers are safari and Firefox and safari is basically the next internet explorer in terms of performance.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Is Firefox okay? in ~tech

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    I’ve recently installed Vivaldi to try out as a replacement. Seems to be alright, it’s made by the original developers of Opera and has many similarities. I haven’t researched the technology...

    I’ve recently installed Vivaldi to try out as a replacement. Seems to be alright, it’s made by the original developers of Opera and has many similarities. I haven’t researched the technology behind it very much, not sure if it’s just a chrome reskin like brave and edge or it’s own thing, but I’m still bouncing back and forth between Vivaldi and Firefox while I transition. Anyone have any reasons for me not to use Vivaldi?

  18. Comment on Google Stadia has reportedly been demoted in ~games

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    It’s a shame really, I’ve used every cloud gaming platform and none hold a candle to the reliability of stadias streaming tech. I saw the writing on the wall when they didn’t really care to do...

    It’s a shame really, I’ve used every cloud gaming platform and none hold a candle to the reliability of stadias streaming tech. I saw the writing on the wall when they didn’t really care to do another anniversary deal other than the super cheap stadia premier bundles. I’m very much all in on cloud gaming, and before the activision-blizzard buyout I would’ve said geforce now was the next best thing. Unfortunately I think Microsoft is focusing on building their catalog for xcloud and they’ll do everything they can to keep their games off competing services. I love the idea of GeForce Now, spending the money to play games with RTX graphics without spending an arm and a leg on a graphics card is very tempting. Nvidia has a long way to go though, they need proper account sign-in pass through for steam and epic so launching a game is seamless, and they need to really improve the bitrate of their streams or at least dial it in better.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Gaming on Linux - LTT Daily Driver Challenge Finale in ~games

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    I’m not worried about image editing or video editing as most people will just pick up a Mac for that kind of work, and ardour is a very powerful DAC, as for CAD, I can tell you CAD is not...

    I’m not worried about image editing or video editing as most people will just pick up a Mac for that kind of work, and ardour is a very powerful DAC, as for CAD, I can tell you CAD is not something that would realistically be pushed for home usage. Gaming is a massive market and a huge portion of personal computing. Are there other problems that need resolved? Yes, but tapping into a massive market like gaming will start shifting the outlook towards multiple pc platforms.

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  20. Comment on Gaming on Linux - LTT Daily Driver Challenge Finale in ~games

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    I’ve always been a huge supporter of Linux. The idea that the OS running on my pc is open source and free from corporate hands for the most part is a refreshing feeling. When I use my Linux...

    I’ve always been a huge supporter of Linux. The idea that the OS running on my pc is open source and free from corporate hands for the most part is a refreshing feeling. When I use my Linux install my computer feels like it’s mine, it feels like something I’ve genuinely built because it is, when I boot into windows it feels like an OS someone else wants me to use, like it’s no longer mine, because it’s just not. I’ve got nothing but respect for Microsoft and what they’ve done recently in the pc gaming space, but my computer will always be a dual boot system, because if it’s not then it just doesn’t feel like it’s mine. Gaming is the last big hurdle Linux realistically needs to turn the tides and shift the status quo. All of the pieces are in place for the first time: Vulkan, valve support, proton, lutris, heroic launcher, mesa drivers getting updates from valve, steam deck. It’s all there, the stars are finally aligning it just needs that last push. I truly hope the steam deck shows there’s a market for Linux, because I can’t think of a better use-case to support the platform than the steam deck.

    7 votes