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  1. Comment on What's a game that you wish you could play again for the first time? Why? in ~games

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    Return of the Obra Dinn, This game caught me off guard. I was expecting a simple puzzle game and ended up with one of the most unique and memorable gaming experiences I've had. I would now rate...

    Return of the Obra Dinn,

    This game caught me off guard. I was expecting a simple puzzle game and ended up with one of the most unique and memorable gaming experiences I've had. I would now rate this as one of my top games.

    The premise is simple enough: determine the cause of death for each individual aboard the mysteriously returned ghost ship, the Obra Dinn. You are given a logbook to fill, which includes some background information of the ship and crew, and a special pocketwatch which can be used on a corpse to replay audio of the moments just before their death, and then take the player to the moment of death frozen in time.

    You slowly work backwards through key moments leading to the demise of various crew members, as you unravel the mystery behind the Obra Dinn. I would love to be able to experience this mystery again for the first time, and absolutely recommend that you give this game a try.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on 74% of Arizona households are priced out of AZ homes in ~finance

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    Agreed. The heat death of the universe means this is completely false. The housing market must eventually decline.

    "Priced out forever" is meant to play on your emotions. Nothing is forever.

    Agreed. The heat death of the universe means this is completely false. The housing market must eventually decline.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on I’ve landed my first interview! Any advice? in ~life

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    I'd add to the STAR method, to actively go through several scenarios now: a time you were overwhelmed, a time you had to resolve conflict etc. and have them ready to go in your pocket. Most...

    I'd add to the STAR method, to actively go through several scenarios now: a time you were overwhelmed, a time you had to resolve conflict etc. and have them ready to go in your pocket. Most scenarios can be moulded to fit multiple questions, so you will at least have a proper foundation for answering the question without stumbling for thought, or umm-ing and ahh-ing your way through the response.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What do you think about voting? in ~talk

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    But if your issue is with the system itself, how can you enact change if you simply comply?

    But if your issue is with the system itself, how can you enact change if you simply comply?

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What do you think about voting? in ~talk

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    By the same token, if you choose to vote, you don't get to complain because you participated and must accept the outcome.

    I also think it's fair to say that if you choose not to vote, you don't get to complain because you forfeighted your opportunity to attempt to change the situation.

    By the same token, if you choose to vote, you don't get to complain because you participated and must accept the outcome.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on The world loses under Bill Gates’ vaccine colonialism in ~health.coronavirus

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    The players are effectively rulemakers though, so they are definitely at fault.

    the players can't be at fault if we acknowledge it's a problem of the game's broken mechanics.

    The players are effectively rulemakers though, so they are definitely at fault.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on How do you choose a desktop wallpaper? in ~talk

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    Bliss since my first XP machine in 2004. I dabbled with some novel wallpaper setups when I finally made the upgrade to dual monitors, but eventually I always came back to Bliss.

    Bliss since my first XP machine in 2004.

    I dabbled with some novel wallpaper setups when I finally made the upgrade to dual monitors, but eventually I always came back to Bliss.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What common wisdom/advice do you disagree with? in ~talk

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    Similarly, there are some mistakes you simply can't learn from - because you'll be too dead.

    Similarly, there are some mistakes you simply can't learn from - because you'll be too dead.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What common wisdom/advice do you disagree with? in ~talk

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    Not necessarily, a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

    You can know that fire will burn, but you need to be burned before you become wiser about fire safety.

    Not necessarily, a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Complete an emotional inventory of your music library/experiences in ~music

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    Is an instant mood lift Off White Limousine - Client Liaison: Good mix of old and new elements. Is emotionally devastating Father and Son - Cat Stevens: Beautiful melody, lyrics and voice. Susch a...

    Is an instant mood lift

    Is emotionally devastating

    You've cried to

    • Molendinar - William Jackson: Powerful tune which builds over time. Played this at my father's funeral and have difficulty listening through it all to the end.

    Amps you up

    • 212 - Azealia Banks: Primal drums, good pacing between song segments, and overall a bit of fun.

    Reminds you that there is beauty in this world

    Impresses you

    Makes you smile

    • Sweet Transvestite - Tim Curry: Just a ridiculous song. You definitely need to have watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show to appreciate this, but Tim Curry absolutely kills it.

    Makes you laugh

    1 vote
  11. Comment on 2020 US Presidential Election Day - Discussion Thread in ~misc

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    I'm certain it will. But without meaningful change to systemic and cultural issues, America is left with around 50% of its population actually wanting another Trump, who will do even more damage...

    I'm certain it will.

    But without meaningful change to systemic and cultural issues, America is left with around 50% of its population actually wanting another Trump, who will do even more damage next time.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on 2020 US Presidential Election Day - Discussion Thread in ~misc

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    Trump isn't the problem, he's just a symptom of a toxic culture spreading to more and more Americans. As much as I can't bear the thought of another 4 years of Trump, maybe America hasn't been...

    Trump isn't the problem, he's just a symptom of a toxic culture spreading to more and more Americans.

    As much as I can't bear the thought of another 4 years of Trump, maybe America hasn't been through enough yet to make real change to ensure this can never happen again. In much the same way that many people only make significant positive life changes after hitting rock bottom. It would appear that this isn't rock bottom for America.

    13 votes
  13. Comment on Borat 2 exposes a racist, sexist, but still ultimately inspiring America in ~movies

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    I think 'guilty by association' is based purely on the relationship, i.e. between X and Z in your example. It wouldn't require 'Z to do Y'.

    I think 'guilty by association' is based purely on the relationship, i.e. between X and Z in your example. It wouldn't require 'Z to do Y'.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Borat 2 exposes a racist, sexist, but still ultimately inspiring America in ~movies

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    I didn't enjoy it as much as the first. I appreciate that they used the daughter for a different take, and because Borat is so recognisable now, but I preferred his character. Maybe part of it is...

    I didn't enjoy it as much as the first.

    I appreciate that they used the daughter for a different take, and because Borat is so recognisable now, but I preferred his character.

    Maybe part of it is Brueno taking it to more of an extreme, and Who Is America being too recent, that it didn't have as much of an impact.

    Or maybe there are just too many blatantly racist, sexist, [*]ist idiots around nowadays that catching them out is not as funny.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Borat 2 exposes a racist, sexist, but still ultimately inspiring America in ~movies

  16. Comment on Limerick thread in ~creative

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    There once was a man from Australia, Who painted his arse like a dahlia, The linework was fine, The colour divine, But the smell? Ah, that was the failure.

    There once was a man from Australia,
    Who painted his arse like a dahlia,
    The linework was fine,
    The colour divine,
    But the smell? Ah, that was the failure.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Dune | Official trailer in ~movies

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    Read the books (at least the first one, but you realistically won't be able to put them down until maybe God Emperor). Dune requires almost constant narration to explain the subtle minutiae of...

    Read the books (at least the first one, but you realistically won't be able to put them down until maybe God Emperor).

    Dune requires almost constant narration to explain the subtle minutiae of every action of every moment to truly appreciate why things are important. For this you need the books.

    After that, you will understand the lore, the setting and characters' motivations/plots, and everything will be much more enjoyable.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Dune | Official trailer in ~movies

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    The optimist in me wants to believe that this is because they are trying to draw in the casual moviegoer with a quick cut trailer to entice them. They don't need to work as hard to sell the movie...

    The optimist in me wants to believe that this is because they are trying to draw in the casual moviegoer with a quick cut trailer to entice them. They don't need to work as hard to sell the movie to Dune fans.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Do you own a VR headset? in ~games

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    I have the PSVR due to it's relative convenience, though I have played on some family's Vive which offers a far superior experience - if you can afford the hardware and space requirements. I can...

    I have the PSVR due to it's relative convenience, though I have played on some family's Vive which offers a far superior experience - if you can afford the hardware and space requirements.

    I can only play for bursts at a time, maybe 30-90 mins. It does depend on the game, the type and speed of movement involved, and how well rested I am. Tired eyes cannot handle VR.

    I recommend trying out whatever you can get your hands on really, if it's free or on sale for a couple of dollars, as there a lot of novel experiences to be had. Below are not necessarily the best VR games, but are some of the experiences that stayed with me the most:

    • Thumper
      It's really a basic game, and doesn't look like much in gameplay trailers, but for some reason the overall experience really wowed me. If you have decent headphones, Thumper can make you feel make you feel completely isolated and ungrounded.

    • Statik
      I'm a huge fan of puzzle games, and this is a completely unique puzzle experience that manages to intelligently incorporate the controller into the game-world.

    • Job Simulator
      More of a tech demo or toy, but the interactivity and intuitiveness of how objects interact is very fun.

    • Accounting+
      Just absurd, but worth it for the mind-f*ck of a ride.

    • Wipeout
      I recommend this more for a laugh. You will feel nauseous. Quickly. Pick a track with more verticality and challenge your friends to see who can last the longest.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    Just have a tea party.

    So what do we do when the system utterly fails (again)?

    Just have a tea party.

    4 votes