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  1. Comment on Avast announces that they are shutting down Jumpshot, their subsidiary that's been collecting and selling user data to marketing clients in ~tech

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    In other words, "we've been caught red handed, and we're really sorry. We'll do better next time"

    In other words, "we've been caught red handed, and we're really sorry. We'll do better next time"

    6 votes
  2. Comment on NBCUniversal unveils Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers in ~tv

  3. Comment on NBCUniversal unveils Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers in ~tv

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    I'm going to sound extremely negative and assholish. It is yet another streaming service in the now severly fragmented streaming market. I simply do not care. Also did you notice that cable...

    I'm going to sound extremely negative and assholish.

    It is yet another streaming service in the now severly fragmented streaming market.

    I simply do not care.

    Also did you notice that cable subscribers still have to pay to use it without ads? What a joke.

    17 votes
  4. Comment on Fifty countries ranked by how they’re collecting biometric data and what they’re doing with it in ~tech

  5. Comment on Subnautica's design director explains how they crafted an exciting and dangerous experience without allowing the player to fight back in ~games.game_design

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    You should check out their subnautica postmortem. They cover this and a bunch of other really interesting stuff

    You should check out their subnautica postmortem. They cover this and a bunch of other really interesting stuff

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Do you ever feel like glitches can actually make the games MORE entertaining? in ~games

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    Tribes. There was a physics bug where if you mashed the spacebar on slopes, you'd get incredible amounts of speed. Combine that with rocket jumping/jetpack and you were moving faster than any...

    Tribes. There was a physics bug where if you mashed the spacebar on slopes, you'd get incredible amounts of speed. Combine that with rocket jumping/jetpack and you were moving faster than any object in that game. It became known as skiing, and became a core part of the gameplay; invalidating the use of most vehicles in match play. Super fun and made competitive play more challenging.

    It was built in as a core mechanic in later games.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on The GOG client for Linux is no longer actively being worked on in ~games

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    That's fair. I haven't used it specifically for GOG, but I know it has "GOG support"; I guess that means installing games purchased through GOG, but nothing related to the platform itself.

    That's fair. I haven't used it specifically for GOG, but I know it has "GOG support"; I guess that means installing games purchased through GOG, but nothing related to the platform itself.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The GOG client for Linux is no longer actively being worked on in ~games

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    Hmm, have you folks tried out lutris yet?

    Hmm, have you folks tried out lutris yet?

    2 votes