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  1. Comment on WebЯcade in ~games

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    From the documentation:

    From the documentation:

    WebЯcade consists of an intuitive web-based front end (the webЯcade player) that enables playing popular gaming content entirely within the context of the browser across a wide variety of platforms (Xbox Series X|S, iOS, Android, Windows, macOS). Gamepads are supported (Bluetooth and USB) for both front-end navigation and while playing games.

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  2. iPad recommendations

    After reserving a Steam Deck twice, and letting it drop, trying to get FTL running acceptably with touch controls on my old generic Windows Tablet, and doing the bulk of gaming and leisure time...

    After reserving a Steam Deck twice, and letting it drop, trying to get FTL running acceptably with touch controls on my old generic Windows Tablet, and doing the bulk of gaming and leisure time with my phone, I wonder if the best solution to my varied tech needs might be just to bite the bullet, turn in my Android cred and take a walk on the iPad side. I haven't used an Apple device regularly since my iPod touch from ten years ago and ever since that was stolen, I was all Android, all the time. But if I want a device to read comics (PDFs, Kindle/Comixology, Hoopla), watch streaming (Netflix, Prime Video, Youtube), try out games (Apple Arcade, Xcloud Web) but have the option to go back to my old reliables (FTL, Binding of Isaac), should I consider dropping $200 on an older iPad and see if it fits my needs? Should I do it now, or wait on rumors of new ones in October? I know they're supported for longer then the average Android, but at the same time, I don't want to pick one up just in time for it to be a security risk either.

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  3. Comment on Don Hertzfeldt's World of Tomorrow in ~movies

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    If you want to see Don's full filmography, you can become a member on his YouTube channel. https://youtube.com/user/t1i1b

    If you want to see Don's full filmography, you can become a member on his YouTube channel.

    https://youtube.com/user/t1i1b

  4. Comment on What are some of your favorite tabletop RPG systems and settings, and what do you love about them? in ~games.tabletop

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    I followed the Avatar Kickstarter, and they use a modified version of the Powered By the Apocalypse engine. Lots of dice rolls are around how actions affect your character where as the attacks and...

    I followed the Avatar Kickstarter, and they use a modified version of the Powered By the Apocalypse engine. Lots of dice rolls are around how actions affect your character where as the attacks and power levels by the DM saying whether or not you can do a thing, and a die roll determining how successful you are. It's an all d6 system, and very easy to jump into.

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  5. Comment on Steam Deck production update (it's good news) in ~games

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    I was a part of this shipping update for my second reservation after I let the first one lapse. I'm thinking I'm going to wait until it's an impulse purchase before I jump, that way I can kick...

    I was a part of this shipping update for my second reservation after I let the first one lapse. I'm thinking I'm going to wait until it's an impulse purchase before I jump, that way I can kick myself for not getting it sooner.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Return to Monkey Island | Launch trailer in ~games

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    Supposedly it works well on Steam Deck, so you could probably get the Steam Version going through Proton, but I don't begrudge you if you want to wait for the native port.

    Supposedly it works well on Steam Deck, so you could probably get the Steam Version going through Proton, but I don't begrudge you if you want to wait for the native port.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse in ~life

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    It did come up during the interview that it seemed an awful lot like the tech billionaires interviewed were planning out their ultimate man caves, and the apocalypse was just window dressing.

    It did come up during the interview that it seemed an awful lot like the tech billionaires interviewed were planning out their ultimate man caves, and the apocalypse was just window dressing.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse in ~life

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    In the linked podcast, Douglas theorized that these billionaire preppers wanted to recreate the womb, and make digital systems that could meet their every need without them having to interact with...

    In the linked podcast, Douglas theorized that these billionaire preppers wanted to recreate the womb, and make digital systems that could meet their every need without them having to interact with the outside world. That works pretty well as a catch-all, IMO.

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  10. Comment on What's a video game that you really want to exist? in ~games

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    Keyforge sounds like an interesting analog and if I knew anyone in my area that played, I would be down to give it a shot. I'm not sure how you'd manage the physical economy with the game now, I...

    Keyforge sounds like an interesting analog and if I knew anyone in my area that played, I would be down to give it a shot. I'm not sure how you'd manage the physical economy with the game now, I guess people could import purchased decks and insert them into the ecosystem as well, but I don't know enough about the game to know if that gives physical owners a big advantage.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Should the Steam Deck just be a gaming tablet? in ~tech

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    I think we're arguing different things here. The Steam Deck is a pretty good Steam Deck, but I talking about @Akir 's hypothetical where Valve made a general use mobile OS, and I argued for that,...

    I think we're arguing different things here. The Steam Deck is a pretty good Steam Deck, but I talking about @Akir 's hypothetical where Valve made a general use mobile OS, and I argued for that, they would have to look at ARM, because if you would want a more powerful mobile computer that can run PC apps, you might as well use a laptop or a convertible tablet.

  12. Comment on Should the Steam Deck just be a gaming tablet? in ~tech

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    ARM can sip at power and keep cool much better than x86 can at comparable horsepower. Plus there is a whole lot more development in ARM space for power than there is for x86 for mobile, and the...

    ARM can sip at power and keep cool much better than x86 can at comparable horsepower. Plus there is a whole lot more development in ARM space for power than there is for x86 for mobile, and the ARM spec can be more easily licensed than the lock that AMD and Intel have on x86.

  13. Comment on Should the Steam Deck just be a gaming tablet? in ~tech

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    Was responding to the idea of Valve working on a mobile based open OS. ARM processing would be pretty much required if they are going toe to toe with Android.

    Was responding to the idea of Valve working on a mobile based open OS. ARM processing would be pretty much required if they are going toe to toe with Android.

  14. Comment on Should the Steam Deck just be a gaming tablet? in ~tech

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    In order to go for a mobile OS, they would have to play around with ARM or something that's not x86. Granted, interpretative layers exist, but without as large an effort as Proton, I don't think...

    In order to go for a mobile OS, they would have to play around with ARM or something that's not x86. Granted, interpretative layers exist, but without as large an effort as Proton, I don't think the experience is ready for box retail quite yet.

  15. Comment on What's a video game that you really want to exist? in ~games

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    Ideally it wouldn't be a clean refresh since it would just lead to the same metas over and over again. New decks would be introduced through new players or some ability to generate a new deck, and...

    Ideally it wouldn't be a clean refresh since it would just lead to the same metas over and over again. New decks would be introduced through new players or some ability to generate a new deck, and maybe there would be a month long season where the last week only the top performing decks are available, and whatever deck type comes out on top gets more points per win, but less weighted towards power next season?

    As far as deck construction, maybe that would be the ultra competitive money sink mode, but the idea is to lean into the metagame of everyone running the same deck, and learning how to deconstruct it with what's available to you. Also it's stolen shamelessly from Hearthstone's burndown brawl, which was ran for a week and some of the most fun I had with the game.

    Although now that I think about it, maybe there should be a "friendly" mode where you and your opponent play your decks, and you get a randomly generated hybrid deck available instead of a copy of the opponents. That would speed up the churn a bit if the way to make better decks is to play matches against decks that work well together, make a child deck, then have that one proliferate to try and become the new meta.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Should the Steam Deck just be a gaming tablet? in ~tech

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    It has a Browser and Kodi for streaming services, but I would be super jazzed about adding some touch friendly tablet applications to it. People have made tutorials with the web clients though:...

    It has a Browser and Kodi for streaming services, but I would be super jazzed about adding some touch friendly tablet applications to it.

    People have made tutorials with the web clients though: https://youtu.be/RCVy2BzxzN8

  17. Comment on What's a video game that you really want to exist? in ~games

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    My dude, have you heard the good word about Star Trek: Resurgence? It's from the former Telltale game devs. https://www.startrek-resurgence.com/

    My dude, have you heard the good word about Star Trek: Resurgence? It's from the former Telltale game devs.

    https://www.startrek-resurgence.com/

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What's a video game that you really want to exist? in ~games

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    A trading card game around viruses/bacteria and nanobots, similar to your Magic the Gatherings or Hearthstones where you manage cards and resource, but the key feature is that each player has a...

    A trading card game around viruses/bacteria and nanobots, similar to your Magic the Gatherings or Hearthstones where you manage cards and resource, but the key feature is that each player has a randomly generated deck at start, and when you encounter someone else's deck, win or lose, that deck is then available for you to run next there after. You can play a bracket or a ladder with a custom deck with more fine tuned rules for competitive balance, but the main draw is that there's a dominant strain of deck out there, and you're either feeding it's reign, or looking to take it down a peg.

    3 votes