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  1. Comment on Over three billion people worldwide now play video games, study reports in ~games

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    “Analysts point out that almost half of the accounted three billion are those who play only on smartphones or mobile devices. This segment is also ahead of all others in terms of growth. However,...

    “Analysts point out that almost half of the accounted three billion are those who play only on smartphones or mobile devices. This segment is also ahead of all others in terms of growth.

    However, only about 250 million people are active console users who regularly buy new games for them. Although they represent only 8% of the total number of gamers, this is the group with the highest revenue per person.

    1.5 billion are playing on PC – 48% of all gamers. However, this number includes not only regular users but also those who also enjoy video games on consoles and mobile platforms.

    More than half of the world’s gamers live in Asia – there are 1.42 billion players there. Moreover, this region also accounts for 53% of people who play only on smartphones. The top four also include Europe (668 million), Latin America (383 million) and North America (261 million).”

    7 votes
  2. Comment on Ben Affleck will return as Batman in The Flash in ~movies

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    Isn’t this going to be weird with Robert releasing his own Batman film? Who has the rights to Batman and why would they be ok with this?

    Isn’t this going to be weird with Robert releasing his own Batman film? Who has the rights to Batman and why would they be ok with this?

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Sen. Hawley introduces bill to fine American companies relying on Chinese slave labor in ~news

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    Wouldn’t they have to update the amendment to even touch the prison slave law?

    Wouldn’t they have to update the amendment to even touch the prison slave law?

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Grant Imahara, host of 'MythBusters' and 'White Rabbit Project,' dies at forty-nine in ~tv

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    Very sad to hear. Aneurysms are honestly one of the scariest things I’ve ever heard of.

    Very sad to hear. Aneurysms are honestly one of the scariest things I’ve ever heard of.

    11 votes
  5. Comment on Why do some/most nasal decongestants create feedback loops of congestion and (more importantly for me) how can one get over the withdrawal effects created by it's excessive use, and in what timeframe? in ~health

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    I will give you my experience cause it seems similar to yours. For the past 4 months I have been dealing with sinus congestion and sinus headaches. I can feel my sinuses constantly draining in my...

    I will give you my experience cause it seems similar to yours. For the past 4 months I have been dealing with sinus congestion and sinus headaches. I can feel my sinuses constantly draining in my throat. I will sometimes wake up with what feels like a head cold but my mucus is clear and I have no blockage in my sinuses. I also take Flonase as well as another allergy medication cause I do have a history of allergy issues. I have already taken two rounds of antibiotics and had a CT scan to confirm it is not a sinus infection. My last visit with my ENT doc turned up that my mucus is on overdrive and constantly producing more and draining through my sinuses. The term is called Turbinate Hypertrophy and is most likely a result of a deviated septum I just discovered that I had in this last ENT visit. So they gave me a nasal drainage medication called Budesonide that is specific to this condition.

    I am going to speak with a surgeon in 6 weeks to look at my options regarding my deviated septum. I’ve been using the nasal drainage medication for about a week now and I feel much better but not cured. I can update you with more in the coming weeks.

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  6. Comment on Do Americans understand how badly they’re doing? in ~health.coronavirus

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    I saw a man walk into a store with no mask and try to sneak in with his tshirt over his face. I was walking in behind him and noticed he stopped at a redbox machine and was hanging there for a...

    I saw a man walk into a store with no mask and try to sneak in with his tshirt over his face. I was walking in behind him and noticed he stopped at a redbox machine and was hanging there for a while. I questioned the man as to where his mask was and he gave me something close to “fuck you”. I pretty much snapped on him and unleashed a pretty intense tirade on him right in the middle of the store. He follows up with “ you want me to kick your ass?” I gave him a hearty “fuck you” And went on my way.

    And I’m asking myself the same question you are. Did I make things worse by my overreaction?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Evo Online canceled after co-founder accused of sexual misconduct in ~games

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    OOF What are the chances someone catches jail time out of this? I know it has been some years since the assaults happened but in my very uneducated brain they were minors at the time so this could...

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    What are the chances someone catches jail time out of this? I know it has been some years since the assaults happened but in my very uneducated brain they were minors at the time so this could lead to some type of criminal charges.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast will be exclusive to Spotify later this year, with a multi-year deal in ~tech

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    I guess what he got from Spotify largely outweighs any YouTube revenue. RIP to JRE YouTube subscribers.

    I guess what he got from Spotify largely outweighs any YouTube revenue. RIP to JRE YouTube subscribers.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on CDC study indicates that a small number of people in front of vents can infect entire buildings through the AC system in ~health.coronavirus

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    I grew up in Texas and not having an AC in certain places can be a death sentence.

    I grew up in Texas and not having an AC in certain places can be a death sentence.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Bill Gates does an AMA on Reddit about coronavirus in ~health.coronavirus

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    It seems like he brushed off the question about famous people getting tested immediately. I think it’s a fair question. Does someone’s fame mean they get priority? Assuming they are not a doctor...

    It seems like he brushed off the question about famous people getting tested immediately. I think it’s a fair question. Does someone’s fame mean they get priority? Assuming they are not a doctor or hold a critical position that could help in an pandemic.

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  11. Comment on Doom Eternal - Launch trailer in ~games

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    I am a huge fan. DOOM 2016 is still a severely under rated masterpiece. The campaign is huge and has lots of secrets. The online multiplayer is some of the best there is ( when the servers are...

    I am a huge fan. DOOM 2016 is still a severely under rated masterpiece. The campaign is huge and has lots of secrets. The online multiplayer is some of the best there is ( when the servers are doing good). Plus Mick Gordon working on the soundtrack takes the game to a higher level. I think DOOM Eternal could go down as the best FPS we’ve ever had.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Periphery - Reptile in ~music

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    I’ve been on a serious djent binge lately. This song really stands out to me. Not that this is strictly djent.

    I’ve been on a serious djent binge lately. This song really stands out to me. Not that this is strictly djent.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on ViacomCBS to launch new streaming service blending CBS All Access with Paramount films, Viacom channels in ~tv

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    You forgot to mention Apple TV+. Hell, might as well list Crunchy Roll too.

    You forgot to mention Apple TV+.
    Hell, might as well list Crunchy Roll too.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Any bike commuters here? in ~life

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    The bike I have does have smaller tires, 20” if I’m not mistaken. But I fold it up and carry it pretty much everywhere. Costco let’s me fold it and put it into my cart around the store. I usually...

    The bike I have does have smaller tires, 20” if I’m not mistaken. But I fold it up and carry it pretty much everywhere. Costco let’s me fold it and put it into my cart around the store. I usually leave it in the trunk of my vehicle until I need it or keep it in my work office. I do not have experience with any other traditional bike. This was my first adult bike purchase and I bought because it was similar to the bikes I used as a kid (cruiser brakes, no shocks or gears). I will admit that it can be a tough ride at times due to lack of gears and smaller tire size but the convenience really shines through and I constantly get weird looks and compliments.

    I do see quite a few people in my city commuting on the 10” tires which are also foldable and can be taken literally anywhere.

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  15. Comment on Any bike commuters here? in ~life

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    Yes I live in a dense city and biking is my go to transportation. I do have a vehicle but try not to use it for anything that can be done on bike. I have only ever used a Dahon Speed Uno for all...

    Yes I live in a dense city and biking is my go to transportation. I do have a vehicle but try not to use it for anything that can be done on bike. I have only ever used a Dahon Speed Uno for all of my bike activities. I really enjoy the minimalist design and it is one sturdy wagon. Last year I was able to get in around 600 miles in. Trying to beat that for this year.

    I’ll add in that the bag I currently use is the Patagonia Nine Trails 28L. It has been incredible for everything I have done so far.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Jameela Jamil announces she is ‘queer’ after backlash over TV role in ~lgbt

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    She is very talented and is a smoking hot fox. I say she just quit twitter altogether but it’s hard for celebrities to do that when getting face time and attention is part of the job.

    She is very talented and is a smoking hot fox. I say she just quit twitter altogether but it’s hard for celebrities to do that when getting face time and attention is part of the job.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on The Good Place S04E11 - "Mondays, Am I Right?" in ~tv

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    Marc Jackson has been killing me as Shawn. The way he delivers such simple yet ridiculous lines leaves me laughing til my sides hurt. I think he stole the show these last two episodes.

    Marc Jackson has been killing me as Shawn. The way he delivers such simple yet ridiculous lines leaves me laughing til my sides hurt. I think he stole the show these last two episodes.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Luke Kuechly, NFL star with history of concussions, retires aged twenty-eight in ~sports

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    Anyone here have any ideas about what American football might look like in 25 years? Seems like the injury issues can no longer be ignored or excused away as “that’s how it is”. Especially for the...

    Anyone here have any ideas about what American football might look like in 25 years? Seems like the injury issues can no longer be ignored or excused away as “that’s how it is”. Especially for the thousands of youth who play this game and never make it to the pros.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I was able to finish The Expanse season 4 this week. Really great show in my opinion. I’m not familiar with the books but now I feel like I have no choice because I enjoy the show so much. I...

    I was able to finish The Expanse season 4 this week. Really great show in my opinion. I’m not familiar with the books but now I feel like I have no choice because I enjoy the show so much. I really enjoy the writing as well. They seem self aware enough and don’t try to feed the audience any bullshit. I also really enjoy the scientific explanations they use throughout the show. I genuinely feel for the actors during those scenes cause scientific terminology is hard.