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  1. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

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

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    For anyone who has not yet started Celeste, the Switch version is currently 50% off on the eShop, which is how I finally picked it up earlier this week. It may be on sale on other storefronts as...

    For anyone who has not yet started Celeste, the Switch version is currently 50% off on the eShop, which is how I finally picked it up earlier this week. It may be on sale on other storefronts as well, but the game’s screen-by-screen gameplay makes it excellently suited to the kind of stop-and-go gameplay that the Switch often calls for.

    Oh, and it probably goes without saying, but even though I only just finished Chapter 1, I’m completely in love with Celeste. The only thing stopping me is my own limited gaming time, and the fact that I share the Switch with my partner (who is currently obsessed with the Super Famicon version of Puyo Puyo).

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  3. Comment on What's your "must have" software for a MacBook Pro, especially for programming? in ~comp

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    Xcode is helpful to install either way because it's the easiest way to get the most common UNIX-y dev tools (git, clang, gcc, etc) on newer versions of macOS. And another +1 for VSCode for any...

    Xcode is helpful to install either way because it's the easiest way to get the most common UNIX-y dev tools (git, clang, gcc, etc) on newer versions of macOS.

    And another +1 for VSCode for any programming you do outside of iOS/macOS native code. Xcode is still the king for Objective-C and Swift, but VSCode wins at just about everything else.

    I work with a few older Apple developers that prefer BBEdit, and I do agree that it's a powerful tool (and there's a pretty fully featured free version available). Doesn't hurt to keep around.

    Do you know what kind of programming you'll primarily be doing?

    9 votes
  4. Comment on Any motorcyclists? in ~hobbies

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    I've been riding for around a decade. My journey's been Ninja 250 -> Ducati Monster 696, which I've also let fall into disrepair. The main problem with the Ducati has been the fact that that...

    I've been riding for around a decade. My journey's been Ninja 250 -> Ducati Monster 696, which I've also let fall into disrepair. The main problem with the Ducati has been the fact that that particular bike is notorious for not wanting to start when the weather is ~45-65ºF (~7-18ºC). So I'm looking at the new 2019 Honda CB650R for my new mid-sized needs, and it seems to check all the boxes I'm looking for. Even took one for a test ride this past Thursday and was very happy with the ride and engine. Just gotta pull the trigger...

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  5. Comment on What games do you have on your Steam wishlist that haven't come out yet? in ~games

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    Among Trees Might turn out to be another bog-standard wilderness survival game, but it looks so pretty.

    Among Trees

    Might turn out to be another bog-standard wilderness survival game, but it looks so pretty.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What is the best casual game console? in ~games

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    Motion controls are a vanishing breed on Xbox One and PS4. Microsoft no longer sells Kinect for Xbox One, and has even stopped offering the dongle necessary to connect one to the One S and One X....

    Are motion control games on other consoles any good? All I can think of on PS4 and XBox1 are some dance games …

    Motion controls are a vanishing breed on Xbox One and PS4. Microsoft no longer sells Kinect for Xbox One, and has even stopped offering the dongle necessary to connect one to the One S and One X. PlayStation Move is at least officially supported on PS4, but lackluster sales have translated to an equally lackluster lineup of games (or is it the other way around?).

    Only the Switch ships with two motion controllers in-box, so I'd expect to see Nintendo's console receive the most attention from developers.

    (Disclaimer: I own both a Switch and an Xbox One X, but not a PS4.)

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Smash Bros. Ultimate looks amazing. Who are you guys going to main? in ~games

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    Depends on the version. Brawl (Wii) in particular had a really expansive single player campaign, but they moved away from it in Sm4sh (3DS+WiiU). No word yet on what Ultimate will feature, but I'd...

    Depends on the version. Brawl (Wii) in particular had a really expansive single player campaign, but they moved away from it in Sm4sh (3DS+WiiU). No word yet on what Ultimate will feature, but I'd love something more substantial than the barebones modes we saw last.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Smash Bros. Ultimate looks amazing. Who are you guys going to main? in ~games

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    Snake? Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAKE!!

    Snake? Snake?

    SNAAAAAAAAAKE!!

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Are any of you familiar with/practicing lucid dreaming? in ~talk

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    I got into it back when I was a teenager, but only ever managed to have a couple of lucid dreams before my hormone-addled brain got distracted by the next pretty girl to walk by, and it fell off...

    I got into it back when I was a teenager, but only ever managed to have a couple of lucid dreams before my hormone-addled brain got distracted by the next pretty girl to walk by, and it fell off my radar. But I wouldn’t mind giving it another shot one of these days...

    @lobster Have you ever had any yourself?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on How many of you are supporting ~ on Patreon? Why or why not? in ~tildes

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    Same! I just found out about the Patreon so I jumped on it for a few dollars.

    Same! I just found out about the Patreon so I jumped on it for a few dollars.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Where are you from? in ~talk

  12. Comment on Where are you from? in ~talk

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    I’m a Phoenix escapee myself (well Chandler, but who’s counting?). Can’t say I miss that heat, but go get some real Mexican food for me when you get a chance 🌮

    I’m a Phoenix escapee myself (well Chandler, but who’s counting?). Can’t say I miss that heat, but go get some real Mexican food for me when you get a chance 🌮

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What is you preferred password manager? in ~tech

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    I use 1Password for solo management, and it’s pretty excellent. I mostly live in the Apple ecosystem and their Mac/iOS apps are top-notch, but I also have a Windows PC at the office, and I’m...

    I use 1Password for solo management, and it’s pretty excellent. I mostly live in the Apple ecosystem and their Mac/iOS apps are top-notch, but I also have a Windows PC at the office, and I’m impressed with the quality of their most recent Windows app. And they have extensions for every browser under the sun (including Edge and Safari).

    I’ve luckily never had to deal with their customer service, but I hear plenty of good things on that front too.

    Granted, they aren’t the cheapest solution, but in this case you get what you pay for.

    1 vote