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  1. Comment on Sources: BioWare Plans A Complete Overhaul For Anthem in ~games

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    I don't know if that is possible based on the amount of negative press Anthem got around its release. You'll definitely get your buys from the hardcore fans, but barring a huge success (which it...

    I don't know if that is possible based on the amount of negative press Anthem got around its release. You'll definitely get your buys from the hardcore fans, but barring a huge success (which it definitely won't be), I don't think you can regain your dev costs.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Sources: BioWare Plans A Complete Overhaul For Anthem in ~games

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    Mass Effect Andromeda received a few patches but was fairly quickly dropped. It wasn't a GaaS though.

    Mass Effect Andromeda received a few patches but was fairly quickly dropped. It wasn't a GaaS though.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Sources: BioWare Plans A Complete Overhaul For Anthem in ~games

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    It's possible that this fixes the game. FF14 did it for example, it just surprises me that this is done at all, I would've honestly expected Bioware to drop the game completely.

    It's possible that this fixes the game. FF14 did it for example, it just surprises me that this is done at all, I would've honestly expected Bioware to drop the game completely.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on The Internet Free Zone in ~tech

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    At this point, moving the users over to a new platform is also a significant challenge, though it's probably easier with Youtube than with other social media. You'd have to get the creators on...

    The profit motive is the problem.

    At this point, moving the users over to a new platform is also a significant challenge, though it's probably easier with Youtube than with other social media. You'd have to get the creators on PeerTube in one big wave or people will simply stay on Youtube because they're comfortable. Even worse, they might look for other creators in the same niche on Youtube and stay permanently. People are comfortable that way.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on How does voting work in your country? in ~talk

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    Austria Mandatory voting: N Voter registration: N Required documents for voting: Official photo ID like driver's licence, passport, etc. Ranked choice: N Minimum age for country leader: 35...

    Austria

    • Mandatory voting: N
    • Voter registration: N
    • Required documents for voting: Official photo ID like driver's licence, passport, etc.
    • Ranked choice: N
    • Minimum age for country leader: 35 (president is formal country leader only,
    • System: Fully democratic/electoral college-like
    • Significant parties: 5
    • Options for voting: Paper, mail-in
    • Minimum voting age: 16
    • Maximum voting age: None

    The country leader (president) is mostly a formal leader only. It's his job to then formally declare a party leader as head of state, who then forms the government. Who gets declared is decided by voting. There are also more parties active, but they are so small mostly that they are not important.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on The Internet Free Zone in ~tech

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    Problem with that is that is keeping websites online costs money. Tildes is relatively cheap, because it's purely text-based and will stay that way (barring significant changes I cannot foresee)....

    Problem with that is that is keeping websites online costs money. Tildes is relatively cheap, because it's purely text-based and will stay that way (barring significant changes I cannot foresee). This means that running it on donations as a non-profit is actually feasible.

    You can't do that with Youtube, and a site like Youtube is very much demanded. People have become so accustomed to free* services on the internet that building an actual competitor to big services is a huge problem. Even Youtube itself is apparently barely profitable, which is why no other company has challenged Google with a competitor. Youtube doesn't even provide a wealth of data like Facebook or other social media. Most people on their are purely there to consume. And a new company can't get their foot in the door because it would probably have to be something based on a monthly subscription, and from there on you're in hot water cause if people pay to access your stuff, how come to creators aren't just employees?

    TL;DR: It's a rabbit hole.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Human Head close, immediately reform under Bethesda as Roundhouse Studios in ~games

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    Wouldn't surprise me if Rune 2 didn't sell well, and this was the only option for the company to stay afloat.

    Wouldn't surprise me if Rune 2 didn't sell well, and this was the only option for the company to stay afloat.

  8. Comment on Let's talk: Wallets/Purses/etc in ~talk

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    I use the Ridge wallet. I don't need coins, as most of my payments happen with cards over NFC. The strap on the back keeps paper money in check in case I need it (happens rarely). Coins I carry in...

    I use the Ridge wallet. I don't need coins, as most of my payments happen with cards over NFC. The strap on the back keeps paper money in check in case I need it (happens rarely). Coins I carry in a separate pocket, collect at home and regularly pay them into my bank account. The wallet is extremely durable and Ridge offers plenty of spare parts for repair (which I have purchased and stored at home for surprise repairs). I love the size, how compact it is and that's something different rather than just a leather bifold.

    The drawback of course is, that in a country where card payments aren't ubitiquous, a wallet like Ridge isn't very useful. I have my old leather bifold as a backup for that, but I don't plan on travelling to less developed parts of the world in the near future anyway.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Pokémon Sword & Shield sound settings have to be unlocked by a key item obtainable from an optional NPC in ~games

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    It locks the entire audio menu though. Which means you cannot adjust speech/music/ambient sounds separately, but also you cannot turn on subtitles. Gamefreak is locking accessibility settings...

    It locks the entire audio menu though. Which means you cannot adjust speech/music/ambient sounds separately, but also you cannot turn on subtitles. Gamefreak is locking accessibility settings behind a fucking random ingame item.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on Harley Quinn Full Trailer (DC Universe) in ~tv

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    The decision to use such a level of violence in the animation was probably made early on, and the writer adjusted cause "might as well." I don't mind, because I have no filter and swears are...

    The decision to use such a level of violence in the animation was probably made early on, and the writer adjusted cause "might as well." I don't mind, because I have no filter and swears are really just words to me. But it can be off putting, because swears are meant to be used to emphasise a point. You can't do that if every other word is fucking.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Harley Quinn Full Trailer (DC Universe) in ~tv

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    It's an interesting premise, but we'll see how they execute it. Animation quality also seems a little middling, and I don't know why, but Harley sounds weird.

    It's an interesting premise, but we'll see how they execute it. Animation quality also seems a little middling, and I don't know why, but Harley sounds weird.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Pokémon Sword & Shield sound settings have to be unlocked by a key item obtainable from an optional NPC in ~games

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    This is a fucking joke. To be able to adjust sound or enable subtitles, you have to find a NPC in the world, talk to them, and obtain an item through conversation. None if this is pointed out. The...

    This is a fucking joke. To be able to adjust sound or enable subtitles, you have to find a NPC in the world, talk to them, and obtain an item through conversation. None if this is pointed out. The NPC is not special in any way.

    Imgur mirror

    What the fuck?

    8 votes
  13. Comment on Disney Plus is now online in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands in ~movies

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    I only have tagging permissions, thanks :)

    I only have tagging permissions, thanks :)

  14. Comment on Disney Plus is now online in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands in ~movies

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    Only online in select countries.* *None of which include anything in the EU but the Netherlands for some strange reason.

    Only online in select countries.*

    *None of which include anything in the EU but the Netherlands for some strange reason.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on CoD Modern Warfare Pulls Every Punch That Spec Ops: The Line Didn't in ~games

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    A very interesting video and excellent commentary on the portrayal of war and human conflict in video games. But as big AAA are designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator, I don't think...

    A very interesting video and excellent commentary on the portrayal of war and human conflict in video games. But as big AAA are designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator, I don't think we'll ever get another Spec Ops: The Line.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on New YouTube terms will allow Google to terminate accounts that it determines are not "commercially viable" in ~tech

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    Thanks for showing me Invidious! I wasn't aware of its existence.

    Thanks for showing me Invidious! I wasn't aware of its existence.

  17. Comment on New YouTube terms will allow Google to terminate accounts that it determines are not "commercially viable" in ~tech

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    I'll keep blocking ads as long as they allow me to. If they ban my account I'll just keep a list of often watched channels or maybe I'll write myself a web app to keep check of my subscriptions...

    I'll keep blocking ads as long as they allow me to. If they ban my account I'll just keep a list of often watched channels or maybe I'll write myself a web app to keep check of my subscriptions outside Youtube. Probably already exists to be honest. The only thing really hanging on my google account is my email and my calendar. If they terminate it, I'll find alternatives, maybe self-host something. It might honestly just be the kick that I need to finally de-google my life.

    4 votes