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  1. Comment on What are some of your favorite examples of storytelling via gameplay? in ~games

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    I'm surprised nobody mentioned Dark Souls/Bloodborne. In those game you just kind of "spawn" in the middle of a world where you don't understand anything. You start killing things thinking...

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned Dark Souls/Bloodborne.
    In those game you just kind of "spawn" in the middle of a world where you don't understand anything. You start killing things thinking everyone around you is a bad guy because that's what you were taught as a gamer. Then you start to learn about the lore, how each enemy has its own purpose in the world and the lines start to blurr between good and bad. Nothing is explained to you directly, you understand it by the way the enemies act or which objects they drop.
    Then you realize the complex geopolitical dynamics that tie the world together. You never know who's right, who's telling the truth and who isn't. All you hear are legends and tales.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Having issues setting goals and sticking with them? I’m working on a solution in ~tech

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    I'm really interested in this ! It would also be cool if you could program a reward system for yourself. For example : If I do 2 out of the 4 hours of the things I have to do that day, the app...

    I'm really interested in this ! It would also be cool if you could program a reward system for yourself. For example : If I do 2 out of the 4 hours of the things I have to do that day, the app notifies me that I can spend 30 minutes doing a fun activity.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What is a scam that people should know about? in ~life

    Papaya Link Parent
    She seems to be a sweatheart though

    She seems to be a sweatheart though

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - First Look Trailer in ~games

    Papaya Link Parent
    Probably not. This will be the Majora's Mask of BoTW. They basically laid all the groundwork (graphic style, gameplay mecanics, universe..) already so the next one won't take as long to make.

    Probably not. This will be the Majora's Mask of BoTW. They basically laid all the groundwork (graphic style, gameplay mecanics, universe..) already so the next one won't take as long to make.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - First Look Trailer in ~games

    Papaya Link Parent
    What did you think of Twilight Princess ?

    What did you think of Twilight Princess ?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What are your pet peeves? in ~talk

    Papaya Link Parent
    It's mostly because it's safer. At least that's what I learned in driving school. Say you are in a busy parking lot with a lot of people walking around, pulling out with the road ahead of you is...

    It's mostly because it's safer. At least that's what I learned in driving school. Say you are in a busy parking lot with a lot of people walking around, pulling out with the road ahead of you is simply safer.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Sources: Blizzard Cancels StarCraft First-Person Shooter To Focus On Diablo 4 And Overwatch 2 in ~games

    Papaya Link
    Never thought that online games could have sequels. It just seems weird to me since they could just update the main game how they want and make it "new". Imagine if we had a League of Legends 2...

    Never thought that online games could have sequels. It just seems weird to me since they could just update the main game how they want and make it "new". Imagine if we had a League of Legends 2 instead of the major update in 2014.
    I guess it makes sense from a marketing pov since launching a new game is better to attract new players.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on When is validation good/bad? in ~talk

    Papaya Link
    Like Schopenhauer said, everybody seeks to avoid disdain or humiliation and the validation from others. The wise man must distinguish between his own value and the value bestowed upon him...

    Like Schopenhauer said, everybody seeks to avoid disdain or humiliation and the validation from others. The wise man must distinguish between his own value and the value bestowed upon him externally. Vanity is the basis of the will for acknowledgment. Happiness is not to be sought by the recognition of others because it is ever changing and fluctuating.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on How do you think of love relationships? in ~talk

    Papaya Link Parent
    Recently, I read a book by the psychiatrist Scott Peck. In that book, he says that love is not a feeling, it's an investment. In that sense, the common definition of love is actually the...

    Recently, I read a book by the psychiatrist Scott Peck. In that book, he says that love is not a feeling, it's an investment. In that sense, the common definition of love is actually the definition of lust. Peck argues that love starts when the feeling of "falling in love" stops (ie : when you don't feel the same about the other person as you did before).
    Love is "the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth".
    His perspective kind of change my view regarding love. You can lust for a lot of people, but you can only love a few, because your time to do the act of loving is limited. In that sense, really loving someone isn't feeling "in love", but helping that person grow as you grow yourself. You can perfectly choose not to lead that kind of life. After all, with this definition of love, you don't gain anything from loving someone as opposed to only being sexually attracted to them.
    Personally, it gives me hope for my future relationships because I know I always end up falling out of "love"; it's a natural phenomenon. What I want to do is find someone I want to continue investing in after I don't feel like it.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Disney's new 'Aladdin,' starring Will Smith, is a mostly pale imitation of the original in ~movies

    Papaya Link Parent
    I agree. I see grown adults reviewing Pixar and Disney movies like they just watched Goodfellas. Kids are the ones who have to enjoy them. If the parents also do, it's a bonus.

    I agree. I see grown adults reviewing Pixar and Disney movies like they just watched Goodfellas. Kids are the ones who have to enjoy them. If the parents also do, it's a bonus.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Unlike men, women’s cognitive performance may improve at higher room temperature in ~science

    Papaya Link Parent
    The patch doubles everyday. That means the day before it covers the whole lake, it covers half of it. Yeah it's that simple.

    The patch doubles everyday. That means the day before it covers the whole lake, it covers half of it. Yeah it's that simple.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Dauntless has launched on PC (Epic store), PS4 and Xbox One with full cross-play and cross-progression in ~games

    Papaya Link
    I tried played the beta but my pc couldn't handle the game. I might try it on my PS4. I wonder how it fares compared to Monster Hunter World. If anybody has played the game, how is it...

    I tried played the beta but my pc couldn't handle the game. I might try it on my PS4. I wonder how it fares compared to Monster Hunter World. If anybody has played the game, how is it different/better from MHW ?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies in ~misc

    Papaya Link Parent
    Both men and women are responsible for using contraception or not using it. If the woman wants the man to wear a condom and he doesn't want to, they can either compromise or she can simply not...

    Both men and women are responsible for using contraception or not using it. If the woman wants the man to wear a condom and he doesn't want to, they can either compromise or she can simply not have intercourse with him.

    Also, men suffer big consequences from their sexual choices. How about when both people don't use protection, the woman gets pregnant, the man doesn't want the baby, she wants to keep it, he has to pay for her and the baby that he didn't want in the first place ?

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter? in ~misc

    Papaya Link Parent
    I'm French and I think there's too much conflict between France and Germany to give clear direction for the EU. The problem is not a shortage of ideas about how to move forward. Emmanuel Macron,...

    I'm French and I think there's too much conflict between France and Germany to give clear direction for the EU.

    The problem is not a shortage of ideas about how to move forward. Emmanuel Macron, in two speeches, at the Sorbonne, and when he received the Charlemagne Prize for European Unity, has articulated a clear vision for Europe’s future. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel has effectively thrown cold water on his proposals, suggesting, for example, risibly small amounts of money for investment in areas that urgently need it.
    The central problem in a currency area is how to correct exchange-rate misalignments like the one now affecting Italy. Germany’s answer is to put the burden on the weak countries already suffering from high unemployment and low growth rates. We know where this leads: more pain, more suffering, more unemployment, and even slower growth. Even if growth eventually recovers, GDP never reaches the level it would have attained had a more sensible strategy been pursued. The alternative is to shift more of the burden of adjustment on the strong countries, with higher wages and stronger demand supported by government investment programs.

    We have seen the first and second acts of this play many times already. A new government is elected, promising to do a better job negotiating with the Germans to end austerity and design a more reasonable structural reform program. If the Germans budge at all, it is not enough to change the economic course. Anti-German sentiment increases, and any government, whether center-left or center-right, that hints at necessary reforms is thrown out of office. Anti-establishment parties gain. Gridlock emerges.
    Across the Eurozone, political leaders are moving into a state of paralysis: citizens want to remain in the EU, but also want an end to austerity and the return of prosperity. They are told they can’t have both.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter? in ~misc

    Papaya Link Parent
    In my opinion, all this talk about national identity is besides the point and only serves political interests without addressing what is really going wrong. The whole system is failing and no real...

    In my opinion, all this talk about national identity is besides the point and only serves political interests without addressing what is really going wrong. The whole system is failing and no real measures will be taken to make it right when discussions are about immigration and nationalism.

    First of all, the EU is borrowing in a foreign currency, unlike the US which can print the money it owes. Hence, we see things like the Greek-style crisis.
    There is a free mobility of labor that allows workers to escape debt burdens meaning inefficient allocation of labor. Also free mobility of capital and goods without tax harmonization between countries.

    Contrary to popular belief, the last thing EU needs is more emphasis on structural reform within countries which exacerbate current problem of inefficiency and aggregate demand. The real problem is the structure of the eurozone itself.

    What is needed is :

    • A common fiscal framework
    • Mutalization of debt (eurobonds, leads to lower interst rates, provides more room for expansionary policies)
    • A common financial system (banking union) with system wide regulation and deposit
    3 votes
  16. Comment on As Cyberpunk 2077 development intensifies, CD Projekt Red pledges to be 'more humane' to its workers in ~games

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    I watched the god of war documentary and it was kind of sad to see what people in the studio had to go through in their personal life to make the game. Even though it was delayed by a few month,...

    I watched the god of war documentary and it was kind of sad to see what people in the studio had to go through in their personal life to make the game. Even though it was delayed by a few month, they worked their ass off for years.

    As the industry advances, we get to have games that have an incredible amount of detail. In return, they take years to make and seem to require for developers to make tremendous sacrifices.
    I wonder what the solution is ? Recruiting more people ? Taking more time before publishing them ?

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What are your top three favorite games of all time? in ~games

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    Oh I really did not like Shovel Knight. Here are my main problems with it : The level design is pretty bad for a platformer. It almost feels procedurally generated. I wasn't impressed by any of...

    Oh I really did not like Shovel Knight. Here are my main problems with it :

    • The level design is pretty bad for a platformer. It almost feels procedurally generated. I wasn't impressed by any of the rooms in each level. What I want is to feel like the developer is constantly testing me, making me become better or introducing new platforming elements. In Shovel Knight, the challenge feels inconsistent to me and some of the rooms really have no thought put into them.

    • The colors. Oh god do I hate these flashy colors. Pixel art is getting really tiring as it is, but coupled with these atrocious colors, it becomes even more redundant. The shades of yellow and blue are especially ugly.

    Other than those two points, the game was ok. The controls were tight and the music was alright.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are your top three favorite games of all time? in ~games

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    I love Hollow Knight but I hate the metroidvania style. Being lost or having to explore in a platformer is extremely tedious to me. I wish the game was more linear, with a more challenging level...

    I love Hollow Knight but I hate the metroidvania style. Being lost or having to explore in a platformer is extremely tedious to me. I wish the game was more linear, with a more challenging level design to compensate. My ideal game would be a mix between Celeste and Hollow Knight.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Black Mirror: Season 5 - Official Trailer in ~tv

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    My friends and I didn't like it. We're all big video game fans so the episode had nothing "special" for us. Being "meta" isn't cool anymore, it's the least risky thing you can do. I much preferred...

    My friends and I didn't like it. We're all big video game fans so the episode had nothing "special" for us. Being "meta" isn't cool anymore, it's the least risky thing you can do. I much preferred older more well crafted episodes.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on World of Warcraft Classic goes live worldwide August 27 in ~games

    Papaya Link Parent
    I personally don't agree with this even though you are entitled to your own opinion. I think this is the video game equivalent of rebooting a movie franchise. Maybe I'm pessimistic, but I see it...

    I personally don't agree with this even though you are entitled to your own opinion. I think this is the video game equivalent of rebooting a movie franchise. Maybe I'm pessimistic, but I see it as an easier cash grab than going forward and improving.
    Blizzard failed to make their game better past the first few expansions. The majority of players are really disappointed with WoW. At this point, when a game company is clearly bad, players should be moving on to something else, creating new opportunities for other developers. I know that players won't be satisfied with anything else at the moment, I just hate that Blizzard gets rewarded for recycling their content.
    It's sad that we have to roll back to more than 10 years ago to have fun again.

    Furthermore, it's definitely not something I would encourage other companies to do. The beautiful thing about creation is that it brings new things. When you buy a remake, you're basically telling investors "it's ok to not take risks, we will buy the same game multiple times, you don't have to be innovative". I know that's an exaggeration but it's just to make my point clearer.

    3 votes