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  1. Comment on USB Inventor Regrets Making Them So Difficult To Plug in Correctly in ~tech

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    Maybe they're referring to all the cheaply made ones that don't meet the proper spec? Or perhaps mislabelled. Buying a USB-C cable really is harder than it should be right now, as if you're not...

    Maybe they're referring to all the cheaply made ones that don't meet the proper spec? Or perhaps mislabelled. Buying a USB-C cable really is harder than it should be right now, as if you're not careful you may get one that's power delivery only, no video.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Please Recommend Me A Video Game in ~games

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    I don't believe so, both it and Ori have pretty low minimum requirements. 2D games tend to be pretty easy for all systems now.

    I don't believe so, both it and Ori have pretty low minimum requirements. 2D games tend to be pretty easy for all systems now.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Please Recommend Me A Video Game in ~games

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    Since you enjoyed Ori, have you checked out Hollow Knight? It's a bit more challenging since it's a) bigger, and b) combat-focused, as opposed to Ori where it was mostly about platforming. It...

    Since you enjoyed Ori, have you checked out Hollow Knight? It's a bit more challenging since it's a) bigger, and b) combat-focused, as opposed to Ori where it was mostly about platforming.

    It shouldn't take more than Ori took to run (it may even be lighter), and it's on every OS. It's low-priced and huge, so great value. It also has wonderful hand-drawn art, and a surprisingly compelling world and story.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Cyberpunk designer says CDPR is working on transgender character options in ~games

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    It sounds like you two are talking about different things but with the same terminology. He's talking about the dissemination of the message. In art, it is the artist's responsibility to...

    It sounds like you two are talking about different things but with the same terminology.

    He's talking about the dissemination of the message. In art, it is the artist's responsibility to communicate their message effectively. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it transforms entirely between author to work to reader. That's the nature of it. So if CDPR wants to communicate a world of "uncontrolled corporate control of the world dehumanizes people", then it's their responsibility to stick to that message and get it across effectively.

    An example of a game that failed this notably is Far Cry 3, which needed a post-release PR strategy to change how everyone saw its story because it did not effectively communicate its message at all. That was Ubisoft's responsibility, and they failed at it, and had to make a big course correction.

    You're speaking more about people jumping to conclusions about what they saw because they don't have a baseline for what to expect from Cyberpunk. And you're right about that. It reminds me of when people were lambasting Tropic Thunder before its release because they assumed things about it but would not have known that it was actually addressing those same things they thought the movie was violating. I wouldn't suggest that the initial response here regarding the issue was a case of trying to inject "modern trends of inclusion and representation", as it is a common response to entertainment media that is more universal than it initially seems, only with the concerns changed around.

    It remains to be seen how CDPR and the game will handle these issues, and I don't think assuming how it will turn out is a good strategy. That said, I don't think people's kneejerk responses should be dismissed out of hand either, but they should at least be considered. We've seen things that are meant to address issues be done really sloppily and badly before (e.g. MW2's airport scene was not the best way to communicate the message it was trying to impart). Like, sometimes a company just has to earn that goodwill so that people assume the best by default and not the worst. CDPR has definitely given trans groups things to worry about in the past.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Setting aside the musical content (if you can), what are the best music videos you know? in ~music

  6. Comment on Setting aside the musical content (if you can), what are the best music videos you know? in ~music

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    Kendrick Lamar's ELEMENT. video has some great photography, and references the photographs of Gordon Park quite a lot.

    Kendrick Lamar's ELEMENT. video has some great photography, and references the photographs of Gordon Park quite a lot.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on E3 2019 game trailers in ~games

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  9. Comment on E3 2019 game trailers in ~games

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    Ahh, I knew I was forgetting a whole bucket of games somewhere. I'll add those in when I get a moment. I didn't even think about the wiki. It would be a good place to refer back to collections...

    Ahh, I knew I was forgetting a whole bucket of games somewhere. I'll add those in when I get a moment.

    I didn't even think about the wiki. It would be a good place to refer back to collections like this, since as a submission it will disappear a lot quicker than news or discussion.

    (I do like that this post ended up with the post ID of "egm" though)

    Fate has cursed me.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Jordan Peterson Announces Free Speech Platform ‘Thinkspot’ in ~tech

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    The problem is inherent to a voluntary voting system: it's easily gamed. All it takes is a coordinated effort to defeat a voluntary vote system. Well-reasoned voices are rarely successful on...

    The problem is inherent to a voluntary voting system: it's easily gamed. All it takes is a coordinated effort to defeat a voluntary vote system. Well-reasoned voices are rarely successful on reddit now, and it wasn't much better in its heyday. Popular votes always lend to popularity, not rationality (unless the userbase is entirely behind the concept of rationality at its core).

    Free speech "bastions" are ripe for the coordinated takeover because they've immediately limited themselves to being powerless to do anything about it. That's why there has never once been an actual academic free speech proponent who didn't set limits on it.

    9 votes
  11. E3 2019 game trailers

    12 Minutes Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Age of Wonder - Plantetfall Age of Wonders: Planetfall Animal Crossing New Horizons (Gameplay)) Apex Legends Season 2 Arizona Sunshine - The Damned...

    12 Minutes
    Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
    Age of Wonder - Plantetfall
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall
    Animal Crossing New Horizons (Gameplay))
    Apex Legends Season 2
    Arizona Sunshine - The Damned DLC
    Ary and The Secret of Seasons
    Astral Chain
    Baldur's Gate III
    Battlefield V
    Battletoads
    Battlewake
    Beat Saber: Imagine Dragons Music Pack
    Black Desert
    Blair Witch
    Bleeding Edge
    Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary Official Trailer
    Borderlands 3
    BRAWLHALLA Adventure Time
    Cadence of Hyrule
    Carrion
    CastleStorm II
    Chivalry 2
    Circuit Superstars
    Code Vein
    Collection of Mana
    Commander Keen (Gameplay)))
    Conan Chop Chop
    Contra Anniversary Collection
    Contra: Rogue Corps
    Control
    Corpse Killer: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix
    CrisTales
    CrossfireX
    Cyberpunk 2077
    Daemon X Machina (Gameplay)))
    Deathloop
    Disgaea 4 Complete+
    DOOM Eternal (Multiplayer)))
    Dragon Ball Z Kakarot (Gameplay video)))
    Dragon Quest Builders 2
    Dying Light 2
    El Hijo
    Elden Ring
    Elder Scrolls Online Elsweyr
    Empire of Sin
    Empire of Sin
    Enter the Gungeon: House of the Gundead
    Evil Genius 2 - World Domination
    Fall Guys
    Fall Guys
    Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter (Battle Royale Mode)
    Fallout 76 Wastelanders Expansion
    FIFA 20
    Final Fantasy VII Remake
    Final Fantasy VIII Remaster
    Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses
    For Honor: Shadows of The Hitokiri
    Forza Horizon 4: Lego Speed Champions
    Gears 5 (Escape trailer)))
    Genesis Noir
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Gameplay)))
    Ghostwire Tokyo
    Gods & Monsters
    Greedfall
    Griftlands
    Halo: Infinite
    Just Dance 2020
    Kingdom Hearts III ReMind DLC
    Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
    Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
    Lost Oasis
    Lost Words: Beyond the Page
    Luigi's Mansion 3 (Gameplay)))
    Madden NFL 20
    Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
    Marvel's Avengers
    Microsoft Flight Simulator
    Midnight Ghosthunt
    Minecraft Dungeons
    Mosaic
    My Friend Pedro
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
    No More Heroes III
    ONINAKI
    Ori and the Will O' The Wisps
    Outriders
    Panzer Dragoon Remake
    Per Aspera
    Persona 5 Royal
    Phantasy Star Online 2
    Planet Zoo
    Pokemon Sword & Shield (Gameplay)))
    Psychonauts 2
    Rad
    RAGE 2
    Rainbow Six Quarantine
    Remnant: From the Ashes
    Roller Champions
    Romancing Saga 3 & SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS
    Samurai Shodown Rimururu
    Shenmue III
    SMITE Olorun
    Sniper Elite: VR
    Songs Of Conquest
    Spiritfarer
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    Starmancer
    State of Decay Heartland
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Dragon Quest
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Banjo-Kazooie
    Tales Of Arise
    Telling Lies
    Terraria: Journey's End
    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
    The Last Remnant Remastered
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
    The Legend of Wright
    The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game
    The Messenger: Picnic Panic
    The Outer Worlds
    The Sims 4
    The Surge 2
    The Walking Dead: Onslaught
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
    The World of Dragon Quest Builders 2
    Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Clutch Royale
    Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Year 1
    Tom Clancy's Elite Squad
    Torchlight II
    Trials of Mana
    Trials Rising Season 2
    Unexplored 2
    Valfaris
    Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2
    Vermintide 2: Versus
    Warframe: Empyrea
    Wasteland 3
    Watch Dogs 3: Legion (Gameplay)))
    Way to the Woods
    Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot
    Wolfenstein: Youngblood
    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
    Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Zombie Army 4: Dead War

    20 votes
  12. Comment on What is a contradiction or dissonance you live with on a regular basis? in ~talk

    TheJorro Link Parent
    Does your government have a parks or natural resources arm? In mine, all the outdoorsy people work for that one, and they live and exist deep in the lovely forests and wilds of Northern Ontario....

    I just want to have a bohemian time with all my hippie friends and grow food on a homestead in the middle of the woods.

    Does your government have a parks or natural resources arm? In mine, all the outdoorsy people work for that one, and they live and exist deep in the lovely forests and wilds of Northern Ontario. They're known for working early and leaving by 4pm so they can go on their evening camping and fishing trips.

    It's where every public servant hopes to end their career here, haha.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on HBO submits Game of Thrones final episode for best writing Emmy in ~tv

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    I don't think corruption is the right concept here, it's not like it's proof that anyone has done anything underhanded. If anything, it would display favouritism or that it's all a popularity...

    I don't think corruption is the right concept here, it's not like it's proof that anyone has done anything underhanded. If anything, it would display favouritism or that it's all a popularity contest.

    You know, kind of like how Steve Carrel never won an Emmy for playing Michael Scott but kept losing to Jim Parsons for Sheldon Cooper.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on Even more evidence that Firefox wants to be the anti-Chrome in ~tech

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    Well, I wasn't really commenting on the quality or content of the article, just the headline, and all in comparison to an earlier posted article that seems to present all the same information but...

    Well, I wasn't really commenting on the quality or content of the article, just the headline, and all in comparison to an earlier posted article that seems to present all the same information but in a better package.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Even more evidence that Firefox wants to be the anti-Chrome in ~tech

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    No, they just rub up against statements like "This piece is much clearer and more accurate". If the headline is more sensationalized than ever, it's a big stain on the the article.

    No, they just rub up against statements like "This piece is much clearer and more accurate". If the headline is more sensationalized than ever, it's a big stain on the the article.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Even more evidence that Firefox wants to be the anti-Chrome in ~tech

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    Except for the headline, which is insanely sensationalized. The previous post had a good article which made it clear that the Premium version wasn't going to override the free one.

    Except for the headline, which is insanely sensationalized. The previous post had a good article which made it clear that the Premium version wasn't going to override the free one.

  17. Comment on Ars Technica reporter Peter Bright charged with soliciting child sex online in ~tech

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    Graphic content warning. This article gets right into details of the conversations he had when trying to set it up.

    Graphic content warning. This article gets right into details of the conversations he had when trying to set it up.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on The Raptors are now the most valuable sports franchise in Canada, experts say in ~sports

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    I wonder, is this even on the radar for anyone outside of Canada? It feels like our entire country has become enthralled with the Raptor's performance. I spent a week in Calgary recently and...

    I wonder, is this even on the radar for anyone outside of Canada? It feels like our entire country has become enthralled with the Raptor's performance. I spent a week in Calgary recently and everyone there were hooked on the first game of the Finals. It's pretty significant because I don't even think all of Canada rallied this much around the Jays when they were doing well, and the hockey teams never get this kind of unity even if a team is the last standing Canadian one.

    So Raptors-mania seems to have taken over the entire country. I'm pretty sure Kawhi already never has to pay for another meal across Canada.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Transgender hurdler CeCe Telfer easily wins national championship by more than 0.5 seconds. in ~sports

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    What is that simple? You've flopped from "do it by chromosomes!" to "just be prejudicial". The hard part here is coming up with a consistent policy. Using a sledgehammer to drive in a nail once is...

    What is that simple? You've flopped from "do it by chromosomes!" to "just be prejudicial".

    The hard part here is coming up with a consistent policy. Using a sledgehammer to drive in a nail once is fine, but telling everyone that's the only way to do it will cause big problems.

    10 votes