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  1. Comment on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS arrives in ~tech

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    LTS users should generally wait for the .1 point release, 20.04.1 LTS, before upgrading. Automatic LTS-to-LTS upgrades are disabled in Ubuntu until the .1 release. If you're not on LTS, those...

    LTS users should generally wait for the .1 point release, 20.04.1 LTS, before upgrading. Automatic LTS-to-LTS upgrades are disabled in Ubuntu until the .1 release.

    If you're not on LTS, those intermediate six-month releases are more or less public betas anyway, so upgrading is pretty much up to personal preference.

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  2. Comment on Destiny 2 on Google Stadia saw 400% higher player count when Stadia’s free trial launched in ~games

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    No, based on these figures, Stadia has much less than 50% of Steam's Destiny 2 population. I'd guess less than 5%. The graphs in the linked article show aggregate number of users per day on...

    No, based on these figures, Stadia has much less than 50% of Steam's Destiny 2 population. I'd guess less than 5%.

    The graphs in the linked article show aggregate number of users per day on Stadia, while the Steam Charts show simultaneous online players. Very different measurements.

    Back-of-envelope estimate: take the average simultaneous Destiny 2 players on Steam at any moment, say the lowest month, February 2020, of 63,000 players simultaneous on average. Say the average player plays for an hour average. So total players in a day is about 63,000 x 24, but conservatively let's say 63,000 x 10 and round down to 500,000. If Stadia's daily aggregate was 36,000 then that's 7% of our already-conservative estimate of Steam players. I would venture a guess far below 5%.

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  3. Comment on Let's talk gaming on Linux in ~games

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    Lately CrossCode is the native Linux game getting my attention. 16-bit JRPG-artstyle action RPG with plenty of puzzles. It's long, supposedly 50+ hours, so I'll be working on that for quite a...

    Lately CrossCode is the native Linux game getting my attention. 16-bit JRPG-artstyle action RPG with plenty of puzzles. It's long, supposedly 50+ hours, so I'll be working on that for quite a while; I might be halfway through now. (On GOG and Steam)

    Visual novels generally work great with Proton, but often are missing intro and ending videos.

    Nvidia GTX 1060 should be enough for almost all games on Windows, but Wine/Proton takes about a 40% performance hit IIRC, so unfortunately need to dual boot for the higher end games, or otherwise turn down graphics very low.

    Websites I use, probably known to most here:

    https://www.gamingonlinux.com/ - I look at this daily via RSS for Linux gaming news

    https://www.protondb.com/ - Look up and contribute info about how well games work through Proton, and workarounds for issues

    As for software, Steam Play and Proton do most of the heavy lifting these days. Lutris still has its place for managing non-Steam games.

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  4. Comment on Early meme site YTMND has been resurrected with the help of fans in ~tech

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

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    Finally finished Code Geass! It was good for what it was. Overall I think there was a decent balance of the genres it mashed together: political drama, slice of life, mecha fights. It was long....

    Finally finished Code Geass! It was good for what it was. Overall I think there was a decent balance of the genres it mashed together: political drama, slice of life, mecha fights.

    It was long. The second season could have been cut in half, as a lot of the story arcs' progression and battles and conversations felt repetitive.

    Wish some characters had gotten more screen time and others less. I get that the lack of screen time was intentional for some, like the scientist duo, as part of their adult mystique. On the flip side, I don't get why certain side characters got so much screen time: Nina, Rivalz, the lazy scientist woman, the Chinese Federation leaders...

    I was pleased with the final arc and ending.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Dragon Ball Z Abridged will not be continuing past the Cell Arc in ~anime

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    The YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6EC7B047181AD013 This news reminded me of the talk about when Akira Toriyama intended the series to end, with many people theorizing...

    The YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6EC7B047181AD013

    This news reminded me of the talk about when Akira Toriyama intended the series to end, with many people theorizing Frieza was intended to be the final arc. This guy expands on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj_iIpQxBl8 (in short: he believed Toriyama didn't plan ahead and didn't know when it was going to end).

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

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    Clannad first half is on Netflix, been watching an episode per day, on episode 7ish now. Unfortunately the After Story is apparently on Hulu and not Netflix, at least in the US. I've read the...

    Clannad first half is on Netflix, been watching an episode per day, on episode 7ish now. Unfortunately the After Story is apparently on Hulu and not Netflix, at least in the US.

    I've read the visual novel and impressed at KyoAni's adaptation, holds up super well for a ten year old show. You can tell they had a lot of love for the source material. They also added a few gags that weren't in the VN, taking advantage of the animation format, which is fun.

    I'm not far enough in to predict which I'll ultimately like more, VN or anime, but one thing I've noticed is the background music made more of an impression reading the VN, since scenes could go on for many minutes while looping the same music track. They use the same music in the anime, but since scenes need to be edited to the appropriate length for TV, there isn't as much time to enjoy the music. I have the soundtrack in my listening rotation and can picture scenes from the VN hearing each track, so the music is dear to me.

  8. Comment on I'm seeking recommendations for PC games in ~games

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    Destiny 2 is worth a shot, it recently came to Steam and is free-to-play. It's a beautiful game. It's basically Halo but as an MMO along with the MMO grind. The grind may turn you off but I'd...

    Destiny 2 is worth a shot, it recently came to Steam and is free-to-play. It's a beautiful game. It's basically Halo but as an MMO along with the MMO grind. The grind may turn you off but I'd recommend at least playing a few missions, as they are co-op and the shooter gameplay is really fun and decently challenging. The co-op works well because losing a team member during a mission really hurts, you need to stick together and revive each other and such, otherwise you'll get overrun by the enemy.

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  9. Comment on What games would you consider "hidden gems"? in ~games

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

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    Starting up Code Geass season 2. End of season 1 really stepped things up, wow!

    Starting up Code Geass season 2. End of season 1 really stepped things up, wow!

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

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    Return of the Obra Dinn. It was great. You get exactly what's advertised on the cover: a murder mystery on a ship, where you piece together the puzzle bit by bit, by looking at each character one...

    Return of the Obra Dinn. It was great. You get exactly what's advertised on the cover: a murder mystery on a ship, where you piece together the puzzle bit by bit, by looking at each character one after another.

    It sucked me in more than expected, given the initially clunky controls and monochrome aesthetic. It is so satisfying getting each puzzle piece in place, which the game thankfully validates for you frequently, starting long before you have all the pieces in hand.

    I resorted to a guide for the last few unimportant characters, who felt like extraneous repeats of other ones, with similar approaches that I couldn't be bothered to do again. Game could have benefitted from some quality of life improvements like jumping around the timeline directly from The Book. Also playing on a touchpad was cumbersome; it's meant to be played with a mouse.

    Other than those quibbles, I liked how the game could be played anywhere from a few minutes at a time, to hours, and also allowed for pondering puzzle strategies before bed. Recommended for people who like mystery puzzles.

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  12. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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