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  1. Comment on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) - First look in ~movies

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    That looks amazing! I have a weird aversion about animated movies (don't ask me why), but my girlfriend convinced me to watch the first one and it completely blew me away. Very excited to watch this!

    That looks amazing!

    I have a weird aversion about animated movies (don't ask me why), but my girlfriend convinced me to watch the first one and it completely blew me away. Very excited to watch this!

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

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    Age of Empires IV This game is so good! I was too young to really understand AoE II when it was out, but I played a lot of AoE III and I am ecstatic to be here for this fourth installment. I...

    Age of Empires IV

    This game is so good! I was too young to really understand AoE II when it was out, but I played a lot of AoE III and I am ecstatic to be here for this fourth installment. I looked forward to it ever since it was announced and it is just amazing. I am aware that I'm fangirling a bit much, but I really do feel that it is that good.

    It is taking up a lot of the time I would previously spend on New World, which I really thought was great initially. But the longer I played and the higher level I reached, the more its faults became obvious. Anyway, if you have ever liked RTS type games, I would say that AoE IV is the game of the year.

    6 votes
  3. Cyberpunk 2077

    Hi everyone, just a quick question! It's been more than a year since it was released so I was wondering if those who own it and have played it can advise whether or not it's become better to play?...

    Hi everyone, just a quick question!

    It's been more than a year since it was released so I was wondering if those who own it and have played it can advise whether or not it's become better to play?

    I reckon everyone here remembers all the drama and bugs in it, but I also recall seeing people saying that it was a fine game back when it released. So... Is it worth the while to give it a shot now? I was thinking that I would perhaps buy it as a christmas present for myself.

    Edit: Not gonna lie, I actually forgot that I posted this! Thanks so much to everyone for your responses!

    13 votes
  4. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Just finished Rome an hour ago. Binged both seasons in 3 days - so needless to say, it was quite good! Season 1 was almost perfect but I thought season 2 really lacked in a lot of ways, which is...

    Just finished Rome an hour ago. Binged both seasons in 3 days - so needless to say, it was quite good! Season 1 was almost perfect but I thought season 2 really lacked in a lot of ways, which is understandable from what I've heard about them wanting to try to wrap things up as they knew it would not get more seasons. I'm very happy to have finally watched it though, it had been on my list for many years.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on The Reddit COVID blackout has begun in ~tech

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    Covid blackout? What?

    Covid blackout? What?

    11 votes
  6. Comment on What's something that is, surprisingly, made with animal products? in ~enviro

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    I was so surprised when a muslim at the school I went to said that they couldn't eat gummy bears because of gelatin. Had no idea it came from pigs

    I was so surprised when a muslim at the school I went to said that they couldn't eat gummy bears because of gelatin. Had no idea it came from pigs

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  7. Looking for more home and building related content!

    I'm really not sure if I posted this in the right place, but I have been watching the Youtube channel "The B1M" and the guy's other channel "Tomorrow's Build" and I really like his type of...

    I'm really not sure if I posted this in the right place, but I have been watching the Youtube channel "The B1M" and the guy's other channel "Tomorrow's Build" and I really like his type of content. I've also been watching tv shows about homes and the types of people who live in what homes in which parts of the country (Denmark). I also watched a couple of episodes of "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes" on Netflix...

    So yeah, I obviously really have an itching for more content along the lines of buildings and especially homes. So, does anyone have suggestion on what to watch next?

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    I definitely think a majority of the users here are Americans, and a majority probably do not care for sports at all - a lot of the discussions here are about tech. But the US is hosting most of...

    I definitely think a majority of the users here are Americans, and a majority probably do not care for sports at all - a lot of the discussions here are about tech.

    But the US is hosting most of the matches of the World Cup in 2026, so hopefully that will garner more interest in soccer. I do feel like it's beginning to catch on there, especially because of how well the women's national team is doing.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Burger King takes shot at Chick-Fil-A, will donate money from new chicken sandwich to LGBTQ organization in ~lgbt

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    Corporations using pride is always going to be about money, but this is the most correct way to do rainbow capitalism - at least from what I've seen so far.

    Corporations using pride is always going to be about money, but this is the most correct way to do rainbow capitalism - at least from what I've seen so far.

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

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    I resubscribed to World of Warcraft for the nth time in 15 years, this time because of the release of the classic version of The Burning Crusade. But just like the release of Battle for Azeroth...

    I resubscribed to World of Warcraft for the nth time in 15 years, this time because of the release of the classic version of The Burning Crusade. But just like the release of Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands, I seem to have nearly fully lost the will to play WoW anymore - it just isn't as fun as it used to be, when I was in my teens (27 now). I guess you kind of change as time passes, but it still makes me sad that I no longer care for it, because I have literally spent tens of thousands of hours on WoW.

    Anyways, I resubscribed and it was fun for a couple of days. But I quickly realised that it's the same old grind as it always was - it was fun to visit the old places though.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Looking for "gender questioning" content and personal experiences in ~lgbt

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    This short film is what finally made me admit to myself that I am trans, after years of questioning. I'd recommend giving it a watch regardless of your situation, really, because it's just so, so...

    This short film is what finally made me admit to myself that I am trans, after years of questioning. I'd recommend giving it a watch regardless of your situation, really, because it's just so, so good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOzSq6BSen0

    8 votes
  12. Comment on Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after twenty-seven years in ~news

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    Are we siblings? My parents were the exact same - mom fighting to make it work, dad not caring. She brought up ideas for how to celebrate their anniversary, trying really hard to mend their...

    Are we siblings?

    My parents were the exact same - mom fighting to make it work, dad not caring. She brought up ideas for how to celebrate their anniversary, trying really hard to mend their relationship and everything, and all my dad could say was that "there was nothing to celebrate"

    6 votes
  13. Two-person boardgames?

    My girlfriend and I have had a habit of going straight to watching movies and tv-series when we hang out, because due to lockdown almost everything is closed, so we don't really have a lot of...

    My girlfriend and I have had a habit of going straight to watching movies and tv-series when we hang out, because due to lockdown almost everything is closed, so we don't really have a lot of activities to choose from.

    We also play games occassionally, recently scrabble on our phones. But what other boardgames work well when there are only 2 players?

    Edit: Wow! I can't possibly respond to everyone but I didn't expect so many people to comment with help. Thank you so much!

    23 votes
  14. Comment on Voat is shutting down on December 25 in ~tech

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    I was on it right as it started as well - it was a nice little community for a very short time, and then the crazies started using it... Edit: Oh my god this comment from the post on Voat is...

    I was on it right as it started as well - it was a nice little community for a very short time, and then the crazies started using it...

    Edit: Oh my god this comment from the post on Voat is actually real, good grief: "I don't have cable/satellite, kikeflix, go to movies or restaurants (even if they were open), and so on. I can only buy so many bullets and bunker supplies. Show me a way to support this website without doxxing myself and the money will flow."

    5 votes
  15. Comment on The Mandalorian | S02E08: The Rescue in ~tv

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    I feel much the same way. I really liked the episode and thought Luke's entrance was great, but it also felt kind of hamfisted and very fanservicy - I rolled my eyes when R2D2 came on screen. I...

    I feel much the same way. I really liked the episode and thought Luke's entrance was great, but it also felt kind of hamfisted and very fanservicy - I rolled my eyes when R2D2 came on screen. I know it makes sense for it to be there, but it still felt unnecessary in a way

    6 votes
  16. Comment on Question for the European contingent regarding teenage/minor nudity in ~tv

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    It happens in American movies too though. I unfortunately found out that an actresses in American Beauty was 14 when she went topless in a scene. But to answer your post properly, I am from...

    It happens in American movies too though. I unfortunately found out that an actresses in American Beauty was 14 when she went topless in a scene.

    But to answer your post properly, I am from Denmark and while we are not as puritan as the US we are heavily influenced by American culture, so despite the age of consent being 15 (or 16, I don't know?), people do find it creepy when under-18s are sexualized.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Reddit releases "community points", tokens on the Ethereum blockchain awarded for posts - currently available in /r/cryptocurrency and /r/FortniteBR in ~tech

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    English is my second language and this took me a while to understand lol

    "The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor."

    English is my second language and this took me a while to understand lol

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Gfycat to ban adult content and move it to RedGIFs, a new site by Gfycat for content with no restrictions in ~tech

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    I wonder if the outcome of this will be like that of tumblr - although I admittedly haven't a clue as to the percentage of adult content on gfycat. Apparently it was over 90% on tumblr before they...

    I wonder if the outcome of this will be like that of tumblr - although I admittedly haven't a clue as to the percentage of adult content on gfycat. Apparently it was over 90% on tumblr before they banned adult stuff?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on iPhone SE: A powerful new smartphone in a popular design in ~tech

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    I bought a new phone back in June and I'm also sad that I missed this, even though it's nearly been a year. You're not alone! <3

    I bought a new phone back in June and I'm also sad that I missed this, even though it's nearly been a year. You're not alone! <3

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  20. Comment on New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it in ~health.coronavirus

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    It's definitely pretty bad in the US. It started out as an apolitical thing in Denmark too, with all parties working together - but 1 or 2 weeks after the lockdown started, the far-right parties...

    It's definitely pretty bad in the US. It started out as an apolitical thing in Denmark too, with all parties working together - but 1 or 2 weeks after the lockdown started, the far-right parties started talking about wanting to prevent refugees from Syria and elsewhere seeking asylum...

    5 votes