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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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    Been playing Hearthstone Battlegrounds which is Blizzard's Hearthstone's answer to the "autochess" genre (like DOTA Underlords or League of Legend's TFT). At first I was skeptic because I barely...

    Been playing Hearthstone Battlegrounds which is Blizzard's Hearthstone's answer to the "autochess" genre (like DOTA Underlords or League of Legend's TFT).

    At first I was skeptic because I barely knew how to play Hearthstone (only for a few weeks on release so I forgot everything); but thankfully everything is described in the cards and the tutorial; and Hearthstone's most annoying component imho (deck building) is gone since everything is more or less randomized.

    It's a very addicting game because you can quickly jump into a game which is usually 10-20 minutes and you can play in windowed mode and do something else on the side, it's also fun to play with some friends while chatting.

    I've also finished HITMAN and started HITMAN 2 ; so far just doing whatever seems the most obvious way to finish the mission without replaying the same map or doing extra missions; I turned off mission guides, just some slight hints, because I believe the game is just not fun and super easy with the mission guides, it seems almost an interactive adventure, they should be turned off by default imho.

    Game is fun; I like the old HITMAN games but this seems slightly easier and shorter so I'm actually advancing faster than what I thought; of course it has a lot of replayability so it's not too much to worry about.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more in ~tech

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    Not to mention gamers usually don't give a damn about privacy, many new online games have super invasive, kernel-level anticheat software.

    Not to mention gamers usually don't give a damn about privacy, many new online games have super invasive, kernel-level anticheat software.

    11 votes
  3. Comment on Luis Miguel - Ahora Te Puedes Marchar (1987) in ~music

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    Fun fact, "Ahora te puedes marchar" is actually a Spanish version of I only wanna be with you , although Luis Miguel's version is much more popular. This also happens with Luis Miguel's Será que...

    Fun fact, "Ahora te puedes marchar" is actually a Spanish version of I only wanna be with you , although Luis Miguel's version is much more popular.

    This also happens with Luis Miguel's Será que no me amas which is a version of The Jacksons' Blame it on the boogie (albeit this time I don't think it eclipses the original).

    It's fun to see how in both situations, the two songs have the same melody and work as fine in both languages with different lyrics.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Recommend a piece of fiction that gives a specific feeling, regardless of genre or medium in ~talk

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    Damn, I had to login and comment because I'm always on the look for media like that. You already mentioned SCP, I'm not sure if I understood what you're looking for exactly, but I highly recommend...

    Damn, I had to login and comment because I'm always on the look for media like that.

    You already mentioned SCP, I'm not sure if I understood what you're looking for exactly, but I highly recommend /r/nosleep stories Penpal and Borrasca (specially this last one); I believe both were edited into books later on and apparently Borrasca has a podcast as well.

    Stephen King books kinda bring that feeling sometimes as well, but they might be a bit more "traditional" that what you can find in SCP or /r/nosleep, my favourites are IT, Under the Dome and 11/22/63 although these last two aren't really horror, Under The Dome certainly fits into something breaking up the mundane.

    Also another thing I love is catastrophe/pandemic films, Contagion, Outbreak, Perfect Sense and Shin Godzilla (yeah it's a godzilla movie but it plays out as a catastrophe one, it's great go watch it) they kinda fit into something disrupting the mundane albeit not really superatural.

    It's late atm but I'll try and edit this post if I come up with anything else.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Trump won’t commit to ‘peaceful’ post-election transfer of power in ~news

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    Sorry I'm not heavy into US politics but from what I could see in the video he was probably just bragging about how he thinks he's going to win the election (legitimately)? I'm no one to doubt the...

    Sorry I'm not heavy into US politics but from what I could see in the video he was probably just bragging about how he thinks he's going to win the election (legitimately)? I'm no one to doubt the nytimes veracity but I think it got slightly taken out of context maybe? Or am I too naive?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are the oldest games you still regularly play? in ~games

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    Pharaoh is awesome , I had no idea it was getting a remake thanks for the info!

    Pharaoh is awesome , I had no idea it was getting a remake thanks for the info!

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

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    Finished Commandos: Behind The Enemy Lines. As I have mentioned before, I was re-playing this game I've played tons of times but never got to finish, and I finally reached the end and finished the...

    Finished Commandos: Behind The Enemy Lines.
    As I have mentioned before, I was re-playing this game I've played tons of times but never got to finish, and I finally reached the end and finished the end mission! What a great game, I think the difficulty balance is just right, the length of the game is also perfect, it doesn't feel frustrating or too hard at all but it always manages to be challenging enough. Also it's such a great game to watch gameplays of, what I did was finish a mission then I watched a Spanish youtuber who played the entire saga play said mission and see what approach he took, what mistakes he made and how he fixed them; so I sort of had twice the fun.


    Started Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
    I played a bit of this game some years ago but never went too far, so far I've been playing for some hours, trying to explore a bit and finish every secondary mission they give me; however I must say that this game is HARD; I wasn't considering playing stealthy but I sorta had to resort to that because getting into a firefight will get you killed real fast. I'm currently at the military complex you reach after taking down the antenna and I'm really not having fun because I'm getting myself constantly killed in one room. I miss being in the city and having more open scenarios and options.

    I really love the aesthetic of the game (I'm a big fan of the 1st game but let's be honest, it's dated in terms of graphics) and the story, at least so far. I also really enjoy that every action seems to have some consequence at least if it's just a small line of dialogue making a reference to something you made in the last mission.

    By the way there's an option in the Director's Cut to enable Developer Commentary and I tried that for a while and was super interesting to listen to all the design decisions and little anecdotes from the dev team, but I felt like if I had to play with said commentaries it would take me ages to get through the game, because they are long.


    Started GTA: San Andreas.
    Honestly I just installed San Andreas because I got slightly nostalgic and I wanted to just roam around the map visiting older places; I haven't played San Andreas in a long time and I though that would be something nice to do.
    However I did a few missions and got hooked, I've never got too far into the game (in terms of the main missions); I used to just download a 100% savegame and roam the map; and this time I'm attempting to finish the game skipping most of the side content (at least until the end).

    So far it's been a lot of fun! I'm mostly enjoying the driving missions and listening to music while driving to different parts of the map; what a great soundtrack it has! I used to think Vice City had the greatest soundtrack but I think San Andreas might be even better.

    If I had to mention one negative think is that I didn't get the joystick to work with the game, using the mouse is great for aiming but I'd rather drive with the joystick.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's the coronavirus like where you are? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Argentina I live in a small town and we only have 8 active Coronavirus cases in our 50,000 inhabitants area so it's very relaxed here and not really representative of many other areas of the...

    Argentina

    I live in a small town and we only have 8 active Coronavirus cases in our 50,000 inhabitants area so it's very relaxed here and not really representative of many other areas of the country specifically of Buenos Aires (AMBA) which is where most of the population lives and where most of the cases are of course centered.

    For a couple of months in my town we've been able to do pretty much anything with social distancing, face masks (mandatory, though sometimes not used) and a curfew from 1am-7am or so; social meetings in homes however have been banned for a couple of weeks since the cases started to go up nationwide. Bars here are open though and there's little to no social distancing inside, and no facemasks since everyone is eating or drinking.

    Even though meeting inside homes is banned we still do it sometimes, I guess because we feel pretty safe from the virus and we think it's silly to be able to get together at a bar but not at home, we try to keep meetings small though, visiting relatives and hanging out with 3 or 4 friends.

    Nationwide however it's much worse, we've been having around 9k/10k new daily cases this week, Buenos Aires and many other places have been in strict lockdown (only supermarkets, essential services, food delivery, etc.) for over 160 days and there's no sign of the cases stopping anytime soon, we're doing fine in deaths however, with about 200 new deaths per day and around 8k deaths total, which is much less than many other countries with similar number of cases.

    Since we've had such a long permanent lockdown in many places of the country, there's unrest from parts of the population who cry for more liberties and softening the lockdown, some are more rational than others, the biggest issues are the rampant unemployment, business closing down, overall a big economy downfall, and psychological problems.

    You can read about that in an article that The Telegraph wrote very recently.

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

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    Yeah I have both under my sights, I'd like to play the other Commandos games firsts though (at least the expansion and Commandos 2)

    Yeah I have both under my sights, I'd like to play the other Commandos games firsts though (at least the expansion and Commandos 2)

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Yes I've had and it's normal, I usually sit in weird positions and after getting up from the chair I don't feel my leg at all; sometimes I sleep on top of my arm accidentally as well. What doesn't...

    Yes I've had and it's normal, I usually sit in weird positions and after getting up from the chair I don't feel my leg at all; sometimes I sleep on top of my arm accidentally as well.

    What doesn't seem to normal is the fact that the arm was still asleep all the way till they did the CT scan, usually everything goes back to normal to me after 5 minutes, although it's all probably okay since the medics in ER didn't say anything to you.

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

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    I get easily distracted and get bored of games after a few days but I had the same feeling with Outer Wilds; I honestly couldn't remember the last time I was so into a game, such a great...

    I get easily distracted and get bored of games after a few days but I had the same feeling with Outer Wilds; I honestly couldn't remember the last time I was so into a game, such a great experience although sadly I got stuck at the very end and ended up watching a let's play.

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

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    I'm playing Commandos: Behind the Enemy Lines this is a great favorite of mine since it was one if not the first game I've ever played thanks to my grandpa, never finished it but this time I'm...

    I'm playing Commandos: Behind the Enemy Lines this is a great favorite of mine since it was one if not the first game I've ever played thanks to my grandpa, never finished it but this time I'm advancing real fast so hopefully I get to finish the game once and for all before I get bored (I get bored of stuff very quickly).

    Commandos 2 is much more well known (it got an HD remake not so long ago) but honestly I like the original one the best, I feel like it plays much faster and it's simpler, Commandos 2 has a lot of noise and additions that for me made things worse.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________ in ~books

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    Thanks! I'll take a look at it later

    Thanks! I'll take a look at it later

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

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    Prey I tried to play this back when I had my old PC and it was struggling so I installed it again. It's overall a really enjoyable single-player experience, very similar to Bioshock or System...

    Prey

    I tried to play this back when I had my old PC and it was struggling so I installed it again. It's overall a really enjoyable single-player experience, very similar to Bioshock or System Shock 2. I love games that are set in a single, immersive map such as Bioshock or Half Life 1 and this delivers.
    The story doesn't seem too interesting though it's interesting enough to keep me hooked, the difficulty is alright (I'm playing in Normal) more learning towards the "challenging" side since there's little ammo/materials and some enemies are tough.
    I guess my biggest complains are that weapon and enemy variety is very low; I haven't played for THAT long but I've just seen maybe 2 different types of enemies and used 3 different weapons including the starting wrench, this would get boring very quickly if it weren't for the scenarios.
    The game has a sort of metroidvania-feeling where you can improve your abilities such as "hacking" which lets you get into more places that were before locked; sometimes you have to find a separate path or way to get into if you don't have the right ability, that's fun I guess.


    Need for Speed: Underground 2

    I'm not huge into racing games but I wanted to play something for a change, since I've a very bad internet connection atm I didn't want to have to download a 60Gb racing game, and given that I really enjoyed Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005) I decided to try Underground 2 since it was super popular back in the day.
    I'm actually really happy with the game, it took some parching and setup specially with the PS4 controller, but overall it plays really nicely and I could get it to run in 1080p; the game is really fun and it's not frustrating at all so it makes for a good time sink.
    If I had one complaint it would be that the soundtrack seems to be a bit lacking in variety, I'm under the impression that it's just like 15 songs in loop, but it might be that I unlock more later? I don't know.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Why do you watch anime? in ~anime

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    I'm going to provide a different opinion here and say that I mostly watch it because of the variety in settings and stories; and the interesting and crazy premises that one can find; I don't...

    I'm going to provide a different opinion here and say that I mostly watch it because of the variety in settings and stories; and the interesting and crazy premises that one can find; I don't actually care about the animation part, in fact I'd rather have this stories as an English-spoken live series with real actors... but I guess making anime is just cheaper and it enables studios to make wild creations that would otherwise not be feasible.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Recommend me a movie that _________ in ~movies

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    This is my jam as well! I don't remember a lot right now but here are a few: Outbreak less serious than Contagion and more Hollywood-esque but similar. Fun movie with great cast. Shin Godzilla...

    This is my jam as well! I don't remember a lot right now but here are a few:

    • Outbreak less serious than Contagion and more Hollywood-esque but similar. Fun movie with great cast.
    • Shin Godzilla Hear me out, I know Godzilla sounds silly, but this movie shows a very convincing response from Japan's government to the attack of the monster, it's a really good movie believe me.
    • Margin Call This is about a different kind of disaster: The hours following the 2008 Financial Crisis, I don't remember much from this film but it was good.
    • Deep Impact this goes more into the cheesy flick territory but might scratch your itch.
    3 votes
  17. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________ in ~books

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    I did not enjoy the Annihilation movie; I found it somewhat boring and generic, didn't get anything interesting from it, though it might be that I just had a bad day, because it's very appraised....

    I did not enjoy the Annihilation movie; I found it somewhat boring and generic, didn't get anything interesting from it, though it might be that I just had a bad day, because it's very appraised.

    I've heard good things about the book as well, so I might consider it.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________ in ~books

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    I've actually read Penpal (the story in Reddit) a long time ago, I don't know if the book would be too similar or not.

    I've actually read Penpal (the story in Reddit) a long time ago, I don't know if the book would be too similar or not.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________ in ~books

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    I've actually read Ubik and 11/22/63 (which I enjoyed a lot). Will check out that Ellis thing later, it looks short so shouldn't be too hard for me to focus on finishing.

    I've actually read Ubik and 11/22/63 (which I enjoyed a lot).
    Will check out that Ellis thing later, it looks short so shouldn't be too hard for me to focus on finishing.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________. in ~books

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    When I was a kid I read Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne and greatly enjoyed it, it sounds similar to what you're proposing. Verne in general has many similar books, some can be boring but I don't...

    When I was a kid I read Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne and greatly enjoyed it, it sounds similar to what you're proposing.

    Verne in general has many similar books, some can be boring but I don't recall this one being so, given that I was very young at the time and I would've got bored otherwise.

    1 vote