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  1. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

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    I really like this episode. It shows off the Evangelion flavor. It's all about low self-esteem teenage angst, and the tone and setting -- modern city views, no futuristic robots or monsters -- add...

    I really like this episode. It shows off the Evangelion flavor. It's all about low self-esteem teenage angst, and the tone and setting -- modern city views, no futuristic robots or monsters -- add that layer of realism. Nice episode to watch on a rainy day.

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  2. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

  3. Comment on Steam Summer Sale (June 25 to July 9) in ~games

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    Trine and Trine 2 both support Linux and are great coop platformers. Currently $2.24 and $2.99. They might be playable on Intel integrated graphics with the settings turned down, according to some...

    Trine and Trine 2 both support Linux and are great coop platformers. Currently $2.24 and $2.99.

    They might be playable on Intel integrated graphics with the settings turned down, according to some YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmJUKLV4OH0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iibYm8KZSC8

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  4. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

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    The pace slowed down fast. Shinji is totally going to have a mental breakdown or is in the midst of one already. I thought there was some hope when the class surrounded him asking questions and...

    The pace slowed down fast. Shinji is totally going to have a mental breakdown or is in the midst of one already. I thought there was some hope when the class surrounded him asking questions and heaping praise on him, but then he didn't follow through, so nothing happened with that. Too bad.

    I probably missed some explanation but it looked like Rei went through the same things at school before, and ended up isolated. Shinji probably sees her tattered and aloof presence as his future self.

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  5. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

  6. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

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    Good way to start the episode after a cliffhanger. Love that cut to the hospital room. Cool city Tokyo-3, and again emphasis on the heavy machinery used to transport parts for Unit-01. Misato's...

    Good way to start the episode after a cliffhanger. Love that cut to the hospital room.

    Cool city Tokyo-3, and again emphasis on the heavy machinery used to transport parts for Unit-01.

    Misato's room is so fun! But she seems unhealthy. She only ever drinks coffee and beer apparently. There are way more bottles in her room than I remember. At least she doesn't smoke.

    Finally, the Beast. Everything so far is focusing on the machines. Construction machines, augmented reality conferencing, Unit-01 monitoring computers, machine skyscrapers, Shinji's music player. Then the Beast appears and scares everyone to death.

  7. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

  8. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

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    I realized they also removed "Fly Me to the Moon" from both the Ending theme and during episodes, probably couldn't get the music rights. Although I heard it's still present on Netflix Japan....

    I realized they also removed "Fly Me to the Moon" from both the Ending theme and during episodes, probably couldn't get the music rights. Although I heard it's still present on Netflix Japan.

    Non-Netflix options, such as the old DVD set, would be truest to the original intended experience. I don't know how much say the original directors/writers had in these Netflix changes.

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  9. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

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    The pacing was pretty good especially in the second half of the episode. I like how they breezed through the interpersonal relationship drama in a minute, that could have taken the better part of...

    The pacing was pretty good especially in the second half of the episode. I like how they breezed through the interpersonal relationship drama in a minute, that could have taken the better part of an episode in other shows. They focused on the important stuff instead: introducing main characters, the enemy, locations, and Shinji's motivation to pilot Unit-01.

    The UN guys at the beginning seemed silly and feeble which must have been intentional. The military fights were not that interesting so it's nice they rushed through that part. Episode 1 clearly respects the audience's intelligence and that we've already seen this stuff dozens of times in other shows, and so tries to skip ahead quickly.

    I'm always impressed at the detail they put into the technology surrounding the Nerv HQ, and the harnesses and stuff around Unit-01 and its launch pathway into battle.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

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    Meta comments, not specific to any episode, go here

    Meta comments, not specific to any episode, go here

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  11. Comment on Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. Discussion Megathread. in ~anime

  12. Warning: this post may contain spoilers

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is out on Netflix. I'm thinking to use this topic as the megathread to discuss the (re-)watch, to avoid flooding the Tildes Activity feed with one topic per episode.

    To borrow a past Tildo's approach, I ask that any top-level comments contain ONLY the episode number, such as "Episode 13" and no other text.

    Press the Collapse replies button, find the top-level comment for the episode you care about, and reply under that top-level comment. If there's not yet a top-level comment with that episode number, create it.

    16 votes
  13. Comment on Linux gamers: let's help test Proton compatibility before the Steam summer sale in ~games

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    I've been gradually transitioning from Lutris+WineSteam to Proton. Some titles simply work better out of the box with Proton. I've been pleasantly surprised with ProtonDB having helpful reports,...

    I've been gradually transitioning from Lutris+WineSteam to Proton. Some titles simply work better out of the box with Proton. I've been pleasantly surprised with ProtonDB having helpful reports, including necessary workarounds, for less popular titles as well.

    Game-specific bugs are often addressed quickly when reported at https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues. Of course larger features cannot be implemented immediately, yet are still triaged quickly.

    Thanks for starting this endeavor to add more ProtonDB reports. I don't have much to contribute though, since I mostly play older games thanks to sales and backlog, and those games generally have enough reports already.

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  14. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Code Geass is on Netflix so watching that. I forget why I dropped it so many years ago. Probably saw some obnoxious spoilers online. If so, luckily I've forgotten by now. It's a great show, on...

    Code Geass is on Netflix so watching that. I forget why I dropped it so many years ago. Probably saw some obnoxious spoilers online. If so, luckily I've forgotten by now. It's a great show, on episode 7ish.

    Kakegurui season 2 is also out, I hear, so I'll be starting that next probably. Looking forward to some gambling hijinks. Will be funny to watch right after Asobi Asobase, which is also about playing various games, but completely different kind of show.

  15. Comment on AI: The Somnium Files - Official Gameplay Trailer (September 2019 release) in ~games

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    Looking forward to this Spike Chunsoft murder mystery visual novel adventure game, written and directed by Uchikoshi who is known for Zero Escape and Ever17 visual novels.

    Looking forward to this Spike Chunsoft murder mystery visual novel adventure game, written and directed by Uchikoshi who is known for Zero Escape and Ever17 visual novels.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Announcing the Unity Editor for Linux in ~comp

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    Godot Engine has been doing a good job of filling this niche of game engine editors usable on Linux. Good to have Unity on board now as well. AFAIK it has been working experimentally on Linux for...

    Godot Engine has been doing a good job of filling this niche of game engine editors usable on Linux. Good to have Unity on board now as well.

    AFAIK it has been working experimentally on Linux for a while now. This makes it official.

    6 votes