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  1. Comment on Opinion so far on the Epic Games Store? in ~games

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    I've purchased some games there (those that were exclusive). The client is shitty and undercooked, but mostly I don't care, I just launch the game from desktop shortcut and don't see a lot of the...

    I've purchased some games there (those that were exclusive). The client is shitty and undercooked, but mostly I don't care, I just launch the game from desktop shortcut and don't see a lot of the launcher when things go right.

    But when the game is not an exclusive, I default to searching for the game in this order: GOG -> Steam -> EGS -> Itch -> MS Store

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Opinion so far on the Epic Games Store? in ~games

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    When my Internet went down I was not able to play Control without launching EGS, while Steam specifically has offline mode even for games with DRM (though some DRMs might require an online...

    When my Internet went down I was not able to play Control without launching EGS, while Steam specifically has offline mode even for games with DRM (though some DRMs might require an online connection, but that's a different story)

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Opinion so far on the Epic Games Store? in ~games

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    Regardless of DRM you shouldn't just copy games (or any programs) like that unless it's specifically a "portable" version. Installed game is not the whole game, installers usually create...

    Regardless of DRM you shouldn't just copy games (or any programs) like that unless it's specifically a "portable" version. Installed game is not the whole game, installers usually create config/save file directories in other locations, the game might work without them (or create them on first launch), or it might not.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are the best games you've played so far this year? in ~games

  5. Comment on Who are your favourite game developers? in ~games

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    Lucas Pope. I liked the idea of Papers, Please, though never really got much into it. But Return of the Obra Dinn is a hands down masterpiece. And just I really like the idea of a single developer...

    Lucas Pope. I liked the idea of Papers, Please, though never really got much into it. But Return of the Obra Dinn is a hands down masterpiece. And just I really like the idea of a single developer making his game for 4-5 years to such a huge success.

    Also Subset Games: both FTL and Into The Breach are absolutely amazing

    3 votes
  6. Comment on With YouTube Music, Google is holding my speakers for ransom in ~tech

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    Honestly, that's kind of the only thing that's keeping me on YTM

    The biggest downside of this is that we'll lose out on the sweet deal of getting YouTube Premium along with our music subscription.

    Honestly, that's kind of the only thing that's keeping me on YTM

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

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    I already dream of the moment when I'll forget enough of it to replay. It came out of nowhere for me and I was stunned at how amazing this game is

    I already dream of the moment when I'll forget enough of it to replay. It came out of nowhere for me and I was stunned at how amazing this game is

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Wireless is a trap in ~tech

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    There are also WiFi-Ethernet adapters, that are somewhat cheaper than full-on router (but they only have one port)

    There are also WiFi-Ethernet adapters, that are somewhat cheaper than full-on router (but they only have one port)

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

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    I finally finished Control. It's a good game. Wouldn't call it great, but I enjoyed my time with it. Now onto the DLC

    I finally finished Control. It's a good game. Wouldn't call it great, but I enjoyed my time with it. Now onto the DLC

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Slowly making my way through Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton and My Best Friend - The Stomach (it's a sci-pop book about digestion, probably not translated to...

    Slowly making my way through Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton and My Best Friend - The Stomach (it's a sci-pop book about digestion, probably not translated to English though)

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

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

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    I mean, it literally says "Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game" in the first paragraph of game description on Steam

    Dungeon of the Endless: Figured the tower defense aspect would be minor or could be turned off. Figured wrong

    I mean, it literally says "Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game" in the first paragraph of game description on Steam

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

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    I liked it. It repeats the same pattern from the first one: you can ignore the story and skip all the cutscenes and just enjoy the running. It's hurt by the "it's an open world, gotta have skill...

    I'm considering playing the sequel, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, although the reviews aren't as good.

    I liked it. It repeats the same pattern from the first one: you can ignore the story and skip all the cutscenes and just enjoy the running. It's hurt by the "it's an open world, gotta have skill trees" but you level up pretty fast and unlocking all of the important ones is fairly quick, the rest will follow. The other pain point is that you'll keep running around the same bridges that connect the areas a lot. Still, I like the atmosphere and the OST by Solar Fields is amazing, as always.

    The setting is almost cyberpunk, although it kind of seems to be more of a transition into a cyberpunk setting

    It is, it's a prequel to the first Deus Ex where full body augmentations already were commonplace, kind of "here's how it all began" story

    The two boss fights I've done so far were garbage, since they were basically bullet sponges, which was a serious deviation from the rest of the game basically allowing you to approach a situation however you wanted

    They added alternative methods to beat the bosses in Director's Cut, but it's still looks very much out of place

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Are there any good tools for "one-off" file encryption? in ~comp

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    Came here to post this. Please don't use GPG and use age instead

    Came here to post this. Please don't use GPG and use age instead

  15. Comment on Don't ask to ask, just ask in ~tech

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    It doesn't work though. I don't feel nice when the conversation is over, I feel frustrated before the conversation even began. Is it "how nice everyone feels" or "how nice the asker wants...

    how nice everyone feels after the conversation is over

    It doesn't work though. I don't feel nice when the conversation is over, I feel frustrated before the conversation even began. Is it "how nice everyone feels" or "how nice the asker wants themselves to feel for being nice"?

    Anyways, like I said: you can be polite and respectful of other's time, it's a win-win.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on Don't ask to ask, just ask in ~tech

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    I don't understand what's polite about making me waste time by finding out whether I can or can not help you. Even in casual chats I find this extremely annoying. I don't know if I can answer your...

    I don't understand what's polite about making me waste time by finding out whether I can or can not help you. Even in casual chats I find this extremely annoying. I don't know if I can answer your question unless you tell me what is it that you want from me, and I also don't even know how much time it will take - maybe I can answer you in one sentence and I do have time for that, or maybe it's gonna take a whole hour and I don't have time for that, so the initial question is meaningless and just wastes everybody's time. You can still include it in the beginning of the message, just don't make it the whole message: "Hey, can you help me with something? I'm trying to do X and I can't figure out why Y doesn't work" is both polite and to the point, why not use that?

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

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    We Were Here Together. Haven't beaten it yet, but it's a great coop puzzle game. It's not Portal 2, but still pretty good. The whole idea is that you have to constantly communicate with the other...

    We Were Here Together. Haven't beaten it yet, but it's a great coop puzzle game. It's not Portal 2, but still pretty good. The whole idea is that you have to constantly communicate with the other person, because they see something that you don't and vice versa. Most of the time you don't even see your companion and have to rely on their words alone (and try to accurately describe what you see around you and what you can do with it)

    4 votes
  18. Comment on How many hours per day are you working? in ~life

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    I don't track my time, but it's about 4-6 hours. I can't work for 8 hours straight and not lose productivity. I'd also feel like shit at the end of the day

    I don't track my time, but it's about 4-6 hours. I can't work for 8 hours straight and not lose productivity. I'd also feel like shit at the end of the day

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

  20. Comment on Elon Musk tweets IN RUSSIAN to accept co-operation offer from Russia’s space agency in ~space

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    Russia Today is not really a news source, it's like Voice of Korea: a weird outlet that tells the outside world how great everything in Russia is. No one should ever read it (and I thought no one...

    Russia Today is not really a news source, it's like Voice of Korea: a weird outlet that tells the outside world how great everything in Russia is. No one should ever read it (and I thought no one really did up until this point)

    17 votes