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

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    Not sure if you're planning to yet, but definitely check out the two DLC for the game. They're really good in their own ways, The Ballad of Gay Tony in particular smoothing over a lot of the base...

    Not sure if you're planning to yet, but definitely check out the two DLC for the game. They're really good in their own ways, The Ballad of Gay Tony in particular smoothing over a lot of the base game's rougher edges.

    2 votes
  2. Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (2022)

    SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC | YOUTUBE MUSIC | TIDAL | DEEZER | AMAZON MUSIC | PANDORA Disc 1 United in Grief [prod. OKLAMA, Sounwave, J. LBS, Duval Timothy, Beach Noise & Tim Maxey] N95 [prod. Sounwave,...

    SPOTIFY | APPLE MUSIC | YOUTUBE MUSIC | TIDAL | DEEZER | AMAZON MUSIC | PANDORA


    Disc 1

    1. United in Grief [prod. OKLAMA, Sounwave, J. LBS, Duval Timothy, Beach Noise & Tim Maxey]

    2. N95 [prod. Sounwave, Jahaan Sweet, Boi-1da, Baby Keem]

    3. Worldwide Steppers [prod. Tae Beast, Sounwave, J. LBS]

    4. Die Hard (feat. Blxst & Amanda Reifer) [prod. Baby Keem, Sounwave, J. LBS, Dahi, FNZ]

    5. Father Time (feat. Sampha) [prod. Sounwave, Dahi, Bekon, Beach Noise, Duval Timothy, Victor Ekpo]

    6. Rich - Interlude [prod. Duval Timothy]

    7. Rich Spirit [prod. Sounwave, Dahi, Frano]

    8. We Cry Together (feat. Taylour Paige) [prod. The Alchemist, J. LBS, Bekon]

    9. Purple Hearts (feat. Summer Walker & Ghostface Killah) [prod. Sounwave, DJ Khalil, Beach Noise, J. LBS]

    Disc 2

    1. Count Me Out [prod. OKLAMA, Sounwave, Dahi, J. LBS, Tim Maxey]

    2. Crown [prod. Duval Timothy]

    3. Silent Hill (feat. Kodak Black) [prod. Sounwave, Boi-1da, Jahaan Sweet, Beach Noise]

    4. Savior - Interlude [prod. OKLAMA, J. LBS, Sounwave]

    5. Savior [prod. OKLAMA, Sounwave, J. LBS, Cardo, Mario Luciano, Rascal]

    6. Auntie Diaries [prod. Beach Noise, Bekon & The Donuts, Craig Balmoris, Bekon, Sergiu Ghermanm, Tyler Mehlenbacher]

    7. Mr. Morale (feat. Tanna Leone) [prod. Pharrell Williams]

    8. Mother | Sober (feat. Beth Gibbons of Portishhead) [prod. J.LBS, Sounwave, Bekon]

    9. Mirror [prod. Bekon, Tyler Mehlenbacher, Sergiu Gherman, Craig Balmoris, Dahi, Sounwave, Tim Maxey]

    OKLAMA is Kendrick's moniker for production credits


    Formatting and content taken from r/HipHopHeads

    13 votes
  3. Comment on Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 5 (2022) in ~music

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    The faces used and the lyrics with them: OJ Simpson I said I'd do this for my culture To let y'all know what a nigga look like in a bulletproof Rover In my mama's sofa was a doo-doo popper Hair...

    The faces used and the lyrics with them:

    OJ Simpson I said I'd do this for my culture

    To let y'all know what a nigga look like in a bulletproof Rover

    In my mama's sofa was a doo-doo popper

    Hair trigger, walk up closer, ain't no Photoshoppin'

    Kanye West Friends bipolar, grab you by your pockets

    No option if you froze up, always play the offense

    Niggas goin' to work and sellin' work, late for work

    Workin' late, prayin' for work, but he on paperwork

    That's the culture, point the finger, promote ya

    Remote location, witness protection, they gon' hold ya

    Jussie Smollett The streets got me fucked up, y'all can miss me

    I wanna represent for us

    New revolution was up and movin'

    I'm in Argentina wiping my tears full of confusion

    Water in between us, another peer's been executed

    History repeats again

    Will Smith In the land where hurt people hurt more people

    Fuck callin' it culture

    (I want, I want, I want, I want)

    But I want you to want me too (I want, I want, I want, I want)

    I want the hood to want me back (I want, I want, I want, I want)

    I want the hood

    Look what I done for you (Look what I done for you)

    Look what I done for you

    Kobe Bryant Euphoria is glorified and made His

    Reflectin' on my life and what I done

    Paid dues, made rules, change outta love

    Them same views made schools change curriculums

    Nipsey Hussle As I bleed through the speakers, feel my presence

    To my brother, to my kids, I'm in Heaven

    To my mother, to my sis, I'm in Heaven

    To my father, to my wife, I am serious, this is Heaven

    To my friends, make sure you countin' them blessings

    To my fans, make sure you make them investments

    And to the killer that sped up my demise

    I forgive you, just know your soul's in question

    I seen the pain in your pupil when that trigger had squeezed

    And though you did me gruesome, I was surely relieved

    I completed my mission, wasn't ready to leave

    But fulfilled my days, my Creator was pleased

    I can't stress how I love y'all

    I don't need to be in flesh just to hug y'all

    The memories recollect just because y'all

    Celebrate me with respect

    The unity we protect is above all

    And Sam, I'll be watchin' over you

    Make sure my kids watch all my interviews

    Make sure you live out our dreams we produce

    Keep that genius in your brain on the move

    And to my neighborhood, let the good prevail

    Make sure them babies and them leaders outta jail

    Look for salvation when troubles get real

    'Cause you can't help the world until you help yourself

    And I can't blame the hood the day that I was killed

    Y'all had to see it, that's the only way to feel

    And though my physical won't reap the benefits

    The energy that carry on emits still

    I want you

    The single's cover art contains the hands of all six men, derived from some of the more famous (or infamous) pictures of them (e.g. OJ's gloved hand).

    Nipsey is probably the least well-known person here as he hadn't quite broken through the hip hop scene into the mainstream by the time he died, but he's given the most prominence and a whole verse of this song. For some more details about him, here are two articles on him:

    The Complicated Life and Death of Nipsey Hussle
    A World Leader, Hip-Hop Peers Celebrate Nipsey Hussle's Life In Los Angeles

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

    TheJorro
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    If you're enjoying Tunic, and because I noticed you didn't mention this one, check out FEZ. It has a very similar approach to the world/puzzles as Tunic, and one of Tunic's puzzles is a direct...

    If you're enjoying Tunic, and because I noticed you didn't mention this one, check out FEZ. It has a very similar approach to the world/puzzles as Tunic, and one of Tunic's puzzles is a direct homage to FEZ too.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company in ~tech

    TheJorro
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    You can't ignore the nature of the tweets in question that were flagged and acted upon. They were straight up politically-fuelled misinformation that tried to suggest that Congress was behind some...

    You can't ignore the nature of the tweets in question that were flagged and acted upon. They were straight up politically-fuelled misinformation that tried to suggest that Congress was behind some kind of conspiracy to make BJP look bad when it came to their COVID response. BJP is not some poor group that got spurned by a manipulated content report, they were caught outright lying about their political opponents and flagged accordingly for it, then they raised a huge stink over getting caught and sent police into the offices. What "routine process" could that possibly be? Where else was it ever implemented?

    The Tweet flagged in question was an allegation from a BJP spokesperson that Congress had made some kind of "toolkit" to make Modi's government look bad when they hadn't had any such thing, and the BJP tweets included doctored images that were confirmed by a third party to be falsified. Congress was in the right to have it flagged as misinformation, and Twitter was right to flag the lying BJP tweets accordingly. This isn't a case of who said what, it's a case of who's clearly lying about someone else.

    Neither Congress not Twitter were in the wrong here, and it's absolute nonsense that a police visit like that is "routine process". What kind result is said process supposed to have beyond being an intimidation tactic? Were the police just going to go cubicle-by-cubicle and make sure nobody was hiding a Congress member under their desk or something?

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

    TheJorro
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    All PC versions of the game got upgraded to Final Cut so if you're playing it now, you should be playing that version.

    All PC versions of the game got upgraded to Final Cut so if you're playing it now, you should be playing that version.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Rockstar, Remedy shake hands on new Max Payne 1+2 remaster series in ~games

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    It's available without bullet time and it doesn't feel all that random since the enemies do a great job of covering up their weakpoints. It may not even be not something most players might have...

    It's available without bullet time and it doesn't feel all that random since the enemies do a great job of covering up their weakpoints. It may not even be not something most players might have ever even discovered themselves as a result. The first time I found out it even existed was because I was under a heavily armoured enemy and got lucky with a shot straight up between their chest plate and helmet, hitting the exposed sliver of neck.

    While it felt like a glitch at first that I took down an enemy in one hit like that, it did not feel random once I realized where I hit them. Then it just became insanely impressive and something that turned out to be repeatable. Hitting these same enemies in the armpits and between the armoured legs and body also became prime target points. It added a whole other level to the already impressive gunplay in the game.

    Tech limitation or design choice, it's an incredibly impressive thing for a shooter to have and it's hard to look to other shooters with these stereotypically heavy enemies with unrealistic hitboxes the same way again.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Rockstar, Remedy shake hands on new Max Payne 1+2 remaster series in ~games

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    It feels weird but my biggest question is if Remedy, probably the most storied and famous third person shooter developers, will have third person shooter gameplay as good or better than Max Payne...

    It feels weird but my biggest question is if Remedy, probably the most storied and famous third person shooter developers, will have third person shooter gameplay as good or better than Max Payne 3, the one game they didn't make.

    For my money, Max Payne 3 still has the absolute best third person shooting mechanics. No contest. As much as I enjoyed Control, they gunplay was still a few steps behind MP3's. Beyond the amazing collision detecting and animations, Max Payne 3 seemed to use actual bullet trajectories and extremely precise hitboxes to elevate the gameplay to all new levels. I still have yet to even hear about another game where it's possible to shoot between body armour plates on enemies.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Rockstar, Remedy shake hands on new Max Payne 1+2 remaster series in ~games

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    MP2 is a big improvement over MP1 because they heavily incorporated Havok physics into the game and improved the movement and level design. A lot less enemies hiding around corners to ambush you...

    MP2 is a big improvement over MP1 because they heavily incorporated Havok physics into the game and improved the movement and level design. A lot less enemies hiding around corners to ambush you immediately, and a lot more interesting combat situations and subtle but significant tweaks to bullet time. It was a big jump between the games.

    The quicksave scumming thing is par for the course though, that's just how shooters were back then, but it does feel less important than it does in MP1.

    If you're interested, I wrote an in-depth writeup of all these games a couple of years ago, one of the things I talk a lot about is how big improvements were between these games.

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

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    Right, I'm 125 hours in and I still haven't explore the final major area, and haven't gone all throughout the penultimate major area yet either. I was cleaning up some NPC quests last night and...

    Right, I'm 125 hours in and I still haven't explore the final major area, and haven't gone all throughout the penultimate major area yet either. I was cleaning up some NPC quests last night and found five or six other areas I simply walked right by or around in previous areas! None of this is any downtime either, I've been quitting to the main menu when I take a break because I wanted to keep my time played as accurate as possible for this first playthrough out of curiosity.

    It's unbelievable how dense this game's world is.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s largest shareholder in ~tech

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    That's why I bee-lined right back to the full context of this situation, I feel the abstraction above has totally lost the plot of this situation. Elon Musk is both "they" and "some people" and...

    That's why I bee-lined right back to the full context of this situation, I feel the abstraction above has totally lost the plot of this situation. Elon Musk is both "they" and "some people" and always has been. He complains about being held to standards all the time, and has a history of double standards in his benefit. He is perpetually the victim, even when he's throwing around baseless pedophilia accusations because someone said something he didn't like.

    He is not the person who a grander conversation about free speech principles and philosophy should be launched from because he clearly does not believe in those himself unless it's to his own benefit. He has quite a way to go before any claims he makes about free speech principles deserves anything more than immediate derision.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s largest shareholder in ~tech

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    The "they" are often the same people as the "some people" you refer to. That's why you can't take "some people" at their word of being victims of overzealous moderation without the specifics and...

    The "they" are often the same people as the "some people" you refer to. That's why you can't take "some people" at their word of being victims of overzealous moderation without the specifics and context of the situations.

    For example, in this situation, Musk criticizing Twitter for "failing to adhere to free speech principles" is a crock of shit considering how much he's violated those same principles when it comes to people he doesn't like. Someone like him should not be listened to about free speech principles since clearly he has selfish double standards. He is exactly the "some people" that would complain about the lack of free debate a day after he goes on a tirade against someone and tries to get them fired for speaking against him.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on PC cases without transparent side panels in ~tech

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    Have you looked into the Fractal Design cases? Many of them offer options between solid panel or glass panel sides on the cases, and the Define series is usually always up to date on the latest...

    Have you looked into the Fractal Design cases? Many of them offer options between solid panel or glass panel sides on the cases, and the Define series is usually always up to date on the latest case features and designs. I still have a Define R5 that is holding up very well.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Let’s please not make “the slap” more than what it is in ~life

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    It truly was the most entertaining Oscars moment in a long, long while.

    It truly was the most entertaining Oscars moment in a long, long while.

  15. Comment on Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on the stage of The Oscars in ~tv

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    Am I misreading this or are you justifying Will Smith's act of violence with the sole reason that you personally enjoyed seeing a comedian getting hit for telling a pointed joke? Are you...
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    Am I misreading this or are you justifying Will Smith's act of violence with the sole reason that you personally enjoyed seeing a comedian getting hit for telling a pointed joke?

    Are you suggesting physical violence is okay if you don't like what the other person is saying as long as it's a specific kind of physical violence and not another kind? Or is it only okay if it's against comedians?

    Where did all these other facets come from in this situation? It seems no more complicated than a six year old responding on the schoolyard to a yo mama joke. Why do we have to consider all that when it seems pretty unlikely Will Smith did all that calculus in the five seconds it took for him to immediately respond, reach Chris Rock, and slap him? It seems the only reason we have to consider this to have a "reasonable" view is just so we can muddle the situation and drag it down into mealymouthed buts and what ifs so that we distract from the fact that Will Smith chose violence over any sort of measured or mature response.

    I don't think that that sole take is unreasonable at all because it describes the situation in its actual totality. All the other facets add nothing except confusion and distraction with the goal of removing Will Smith's agency from his own actions and instead to find ways to shift the blame onto a comedian for doing comedy (and then to celebrate specifically that a comedian got hit for telling an edgy joke).

    17 votes
  16. Comment on Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on the stage of The Oscars in ~tv

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    That's a fairly normal thing comedians do when a crowd reacts that way to a joke, it wasn't unusual or a complaint really. It's part of how they slide from one joke to another and happens very,...

    and then instead of moving on from the joke he complained that the crowd reacted negatively to it.

    That's a fairly normal thing comedians do when a crowd reacts that way to a joke, it wasn't unusual or a complaint really. It's part of how they slide from one joke to another and happens very, very frequently.

    The joke may have been crass but that's also to be expected in an award show comedy intro. Nothing Chris Rock said was unusual or over an unprecedented line really, even if it fell into crass territory. And certainly nothing that would have justified the way Will Smith responded to it. People have been telling jokes like this about other people at these events for decades, the unusual part of the incident was Will Smith's response, not Chris Rock's joke.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on MacKenzie Scott donates $436 million to Habitat for Humanity in ~news

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    Putting half a billion towards government lobbying and buying politicians to push through their personally preferred policies is now considered to be better than donating to a well-regarding...

    Putting half a billion towards government lobbying and buying politicians to push through their personally preferred policies is now considered to be better than donating to a well-regarding charitable endeavour and would somehow dispel the notion of evil billionaires?

    Also "unpaid labour" is a pretty wild reframing of "volunteering".

    9 votes
  18. Comment on Men | Official trailer in ~movies

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    Dredd has a very strange production history. Basically Garland wrote the movie but also had such a specific vision for it that he also developed the slow-mo sequences and wrote the movie around...

    Dredd has a very strange production history.

    Basically Garland wrote the movie but also had such a specific vision for it that he also developed the slow-mo sequences and wrote the movie around that. Then he was always on set with ideas to the point that Urban would look to him for advice. Pete Travis only seemed to handle filming but got locked out of the editing process but Garland was able to edit the movie together. Then they put out a joint statement together saying Travis would get the credit and the two had agreed to an unusual partnership before the movie's filming began.

    It's one of the strangest production histories I've seen for a movie.

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

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    You can also find a lot of it in the overworld, look for cemeteries or where skeletons spawn. They're fairly easy to spot, they look like single bright white lilies. Those statues that point the...

    You can also find a lot of it in the overworld, look for cemeteries or where skeletons spawn. They're fairly easy to spot, they look like single bright white lilies. Those statues that point the way that @an_angry_tiger mentioned will help find catacombs as well.

    1 vote