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  1. Comment on Jury finds that Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer Vern Unsworth when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet in ~news

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    I feel like that should still count as libel but IANAL

    I feel like that should still count as libel but IANAL

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Twitter will remove inactive accounts and free up usernames in December in ~tech

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    It's definitely worth some amount of money. Any 3-letter combination is bound to be an acronym for a company somewhere in the world

    It's definitely worth some amount of money. Any 3-letter combination is bound to be an acronym for a company somewhere in the world

  3. Comment on What Breath Of The Wild Is Like For Someone Who Doesn't Play Games in ~games

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    I like the idea this guy has with these videos (I checked another one out before too) but to me it would be way better if his wife was actually talking. He has smart things to say but it gets...

    I like the idea this guy has with these videos (I checked another one out before too) but to me it would be way better if his wife was actually talking. He has smart things to say but it gets rather boring to listen to a narrator for 15 minutes. The introduction is fine but then I feel his wife ought to take over and just talk as she plays. Then maybe he could finish the video with a closing part.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on In 2020, I can no longer abide the 100-hour RPG in ~games

  5. Comment on How does voting work in your country? in ~talk

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    Denmark Mandatory voting: N Voter registration: N Required documents for voting: Citizenship Ranked choice: N Minimum age for country leader: None I think System: Representative democracy...

    Denmark

    • Mandatory voting: N
    • Voter registration: N
    • Required documents for voting: Citizenship
    • Ranked choice: N
    • Minimum age for country leader: None I think
    • System: Representative democracy
    • Significant parties: 14 in parliament
    • Options for voting: Only paper and mail-in
    • Minimum voting age: 18
    • Maximum voting age: None
    2 votes
  6. Comment on Instagram "Personals" account relaunches as Lex, a dating and social app targeted for people who are lesbian, bisexual, asexual, womxn, trans, genderqueer, intersex, two-spirit and non-binary in ~lgbt

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    I think this sounds really nice too. It's a great change of pace for us GSRM folk and despite knowing nothing more about it than this article, it feels welcoming already. Like I'd feel a sense of...

    I think this sounds really nice too. It's a great change of pace for us GSRM folk and despite knowing nothing more about it than this article, it feels welcoming already. Like I'd feel a sense of belonging on there.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on In 2020, I can no longer abide the 100-hour RPG in ~games

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    Sounds a lot like a game I might actually like. Witcher 3 was too big for me to handle and I'm tired of WoW after playing it for like 13 years. I'll have to wait for a sale though because I am not...

    Sounds a lot like a game I might actually like. Witcher 3 was too big for me to handle and I'm tired of WoW after playing it for like 13 years. I'll have to wait for a sale though because I am not paying 60 euro for games anymore. Can't really justify it.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on EA Access and EA Games on Steam in ~games

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    Why? I thought it was a charity of sorts? I'm kind of ignorant about the gaming world sorry!

    Humble Bundle will have to watch it's back.

    Why? I thought it was a charity of sorts? I'm kind of ignorant about the gaming world sorry!

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Blizzard confirms departure of veteran developers amid cancelled projects in ~games

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    If that leak is true, then this is simply absurd That's why you need unions, people... That stuff is unacceptable and ought to be more than enough grounds for a huge lawsuit or something.

    If that leak is true, then this is simply absurd

    Massive crunch on projects like Diablo 4. People sleeping under desks. Grown men and women weeping openly as births and a few deaths are missed. A graphics artist has been put on paid leave after being caught self harming on his break.

    That's why you need unions, people... That stuff is unacceptable and ought to be more than enough grounds for a huge lawsuit or something.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on The empty seat on a crowded Japanese train: 10 years on, the 'gaijin seat' still grates in ~life

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    Great read. I'm white and not black, but I also experienced a few instances of prejudice when I was there a few months ago. We got turned away from a completely empty little restaurant at one...

    Great read. I'm white and not black, but I also experienced a few instances of prejudice when I was there a few months ago. We got turned away from a completely empty little restaurant at one point even - but then the owner's wife said something to him that changed his mind. He was incredibly rude to begin with but as we sat and chatted among ourselves, and then ordered lunch, he seemed to loosen up and turned into a nice fella!

    I didn't experienced anything like the writer here, which is straight-up racism, but it was still apparent at certain points that some of the people we met sort of disapproved of us in a strange way.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on You Can't Rehabilitate George W. Bush | Renegade Cut in ~misc

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    Slightly off-topic, sorry. But how come this subreddit is quarantined?

    /r/ChapoTrapHouse

    Slightly off-topic, sorry. But how come this subreddit is quarantined?

  12. Comment on Fortnite's new season has brought the game back to its roots in ~games

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    There isn't really a story beyond some events that happen when each season begins/ends. The seasons are more like a subscription of sorts, and a new season starts about every 2 months. The...

    There isn't really a story beyond some events that happen when each season begins/ends. The seasons are more like a subscription of sorts, and a new season starts about every 2 months. The subscription includes a lot of rewards that you can earn through challenges, like new characters and outfits for those models - everything is strictly cosmetic though. The challenges entail for example killing X amount of players with a pistol, do Y amount of damage with an assault rifle, search Z amount of chests in however many areas. And progress is saved from battle to battle so that's how that works :)

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Fortnite's new season has brought the game back to its roots in ~games

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    Gunplay has definitely improved since then. There is still a lot of randomness if you fire continuously, but if you stay still for a second (or half a second) you will be able to get a 100% hit...

    Gunplay has definitely improved since then. There is still a lot of randomness if you fire continuously, but if you stay still for a second (or half a second) you will be able to get a 100% hit with your first shot. The gunplay leaves a lot to be desired though, in terms of shooting mechanics - I would love to see CS:GO style spray patterns in Fortnite. You do need to be able to aim and shoot in order to get good, but you also need to be able to build properly. You can shoot amazingly well but you'll never get truly good until you learn how to build as that's the only mechanic in the game that is 100% reliant on skill and 0% random.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Fortnite's new season has brought the game back to its roots in ~games

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    You're probably right and I think they're going to ramp things back up again too. I just hope not. All the craziness genuinely ruined the game for me and I reckon I'm not the only one - however,...

    You're probably right and I think they're going to ramp things back up again too. I just hope not. All the craziness genuinely ruined the game for me and I reckon I'm not the only one - however, they do have a target audience that's younger than me and I guess that audience enjoys all the crazy parts.

    Either way, I would definitely recommend trying it again! It's quite a different game now.

    4 votes
  15. Fortnite's new season has brought the game back to its roots

    For at least a year I'd been rather disappointed with Fortnite. It kept appealing to the lowest common denominator and the game that I fell in love with in the end of season 2 (which is almost two...

    For at least a year I'd been rather disappointed with Fortnite. It kept appealing to the lowest common denominator and the game that I fell in love with in the end of season 2 (which is almost two years ago) kept changing for the worse. It became less of a Battle Royale game and more of a playground where you never knew what you were gonna get. It kept getting worse through the seasons and I played it less and less. So during season 9 I was only barely hanging on - and once season 10 launched with even more proverbial bullshit, I finally decided to uninstall the game. That was in the beginning of August and I never looked back for a second - I was done with it!

    With Chapter 2 however (season 11), it's back to basics. The many weapons have been trimmed and there are only very few left - and none of the crazy ones. It's simpler and easier to navigate, and all the vehicles and movement mechanics have also been scrapped almost entirely. There are no more hover boards, ATVs, golf carts, airplanes, jump pads, rifts, etc. There's a harmless boat, and that's it! So when I saw the trailer for this new version of Fortnite, I reinstalled the game immediately. I've played 9 games now and this is the version I fell in love with - if not better! It's so good in its simplicity. The mechanics with building and whatnot have stayed the same, but the gameplay itself is much improved. It went from chaotic and action-packed to feeling more like a survival game. And the aesthetic of the new map is also just beautiful.

    I'm no game reviewer but I thought that this overhaul of a pretty massive game is worth talking about!

    Edit: not to mention the marketing stunt they pulled before launching this new version of the game was insanely clever. It made headlines all over the world, they even talked about it on the evening news here in little ol' Denmark!

    15 votes
  16. Comment on Nutty Putty: ‘I really, really want to get out’ in ~misc

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    Well then.

    We'll be back

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    Well then.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on Iraq blocks Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram, then shuts down internet amid civil unrest in ~news

  18. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Pineapple on pizza is honestly one of my favorite types of pizza. It's such a good combination! The little extra sweetness is delicious

    Pineapple on pizza is honestly one of my favorite types of pizza. It's such a good combination! The little extra sweetness is delicious

    23 votes
  19. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    You are not wrong. I can only eat boiled eggs now - I got food poisoning from an omelet a few years ago and threw up several times in the span of a few days. Anytime I smell eggs now, I get a...

    You are not wrong. I can only eat boiled eggs now - I got food poisoning from an omelet a few years ago and threw up several times in the span of a few days. Anytime I smell eggs now, I get a little bit nauseous. But boiled eggs are fine for some reason!

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    This is why I put down Witcher 3 after a while. I'm probably not the target audience anyway, but it seems needlessly complicated to me with way too many mechanics to keep track of and learn. I...

    This is why I put down Witcher 3 after a while. I'm probably not the target audience anyway, but it seems needlessly complicated to me with way too many mechanics to keep track of and learn. I don't mind a challenge, but more than anything, I want to relax when I play video games, not feel like I'm in school and solving an assignment.

    1 vote