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  1. Comment on Steam Deck - Valve's Switch-style portable gaming PC, starting at $399 USD and shipping in December 2021 in ~games

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    That shouldn't be too big of a problem, as the control scheme seems like an evolved form of the steam controller, which worked pretty well for pc (M+KB) games.

    That shouldn't be too big of a problem, as the control scheme seems like an evolved form of the steam controller, which worked pretty well for pc (M+KB) games.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Cheat-maker brags of computer-vision auto-aim that works on “any game” in ~games

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    I'm not surprised that something like this is starting to be possible. In the end, there won't be any way to completely prevent it, because of the analog hole. I suspect that we'll see an arms...

    I'm not surprised that something like this is starting to be possible. In the end, there won't be any way to completely prevent it, because of the analog hole. I suspect that we'll see an arms race where anticheat tries to detect 'inhuman' movement, and the bot developers try to make their movement more similar to a very skilled human.

    In the end I suspect this won't be that big of a deal though, as there are plenty of games where it's really easy to cheat undetected (like chess). And it will probably struggle significantly with games that have friendly fire (see: Rainbow 6 Siege).

    15 votes
  3. Comment on Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) in ~games

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    This isn't really a problem now as Cemu has asynchronous shader compilation with Vulkan.

    This isn't really a problem now as Cemu has asynchronous shader compilation with Vulkan.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Recommendation for new season? in ~anime

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    Some of my favorites are Uchuu Kyoudai (follows an aspiring astronaut), Nichijou (slice of life comedy, like Daily Lives of Highschool Boys), Natsume Yuujinchou, Mob Psycho 100 (by the same guy...

    Some of my favorites are Uchuu Kyoudai (follows an aspiring astronaut), Nichijou (slice of life comedy, like Daily Lives of Highschool Boys), Natsume Yuujinchou, Mob Psycho 100 (by the same guy who made One Punch Man, arguably better), and Hinamatsuri (similar to Saiki K in some ways, both are comedies about psychics).

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Playdate Update - 6/8/2021 in ~games

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    I really love the idea of a portable console for indie games, but it seems expensive for what it is. I feel like there's a market for a 'pico-8' alike DS, designed for easy development and maybe...

    I really love the idea of a portable console for indie games, but it seems expensive for what it is. I feel like there's a market for a 'pico-8' alike DS, designed for easy development and maybe with a gimmick or two of its own thrown in. I just don't see it happening at 179$.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on "Using an implant, a paralyzed individual managed to type out roughly ninety characters per minute simply by imagining that he was writing those characters out by hand." in ~science

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    On the other hand, it might be harder to identify pressing an E vs a W.

    On the other hand, it might be harder to identify pressing an E vs a W.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Suggestions for meta animes? in ~anime

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    Probably the best 'meta' animes I've seen would be "Nichijou" and "Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan". I'm not sure if they could be considered meta, but I would also recommend "Hinamatsuri" and "Mob Psycho...

    Probably the best 'meta' animes I've seen would be "Nichijou" and "Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan". I'm not sure if they could be considered meta, but I would also recommend "Hinamatsuri" and "Mob Psycho 100".

    Also, in the same vein as 'Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou', check out 'Azumanga Daioh'.

    There's also Gintama, but it's a bit of an acquired taste.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster in ~tech

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    Free CPU time is inherently valuable, I think this would be inevitable either way, if not cryptocurrency some other valuable form of compute.

    Free CPU time is inherently valuable, I think this would be inevitable either way, if not cryptocurrency some other valuable form of compute.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Have you read "A Gentleman in Moscow"? If so, how would you compare Rules of Civility to it?

    Have you read "A Gentleman in Moscow"? If so, how would you compare Rules of Civility to it?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Enough with the red screen of almost-death in ~games.game_design

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    I think the red screen of death is one of the best solutions to 'how do you inform the player that they are dying no matter where they look on the screen'. If you do it through audio, some people...

    I think the red screen of death is one of the best solutions to 'how do you inform the player that they are dying no matter where they look on the screen'. If you do it through audio, some people might miss it, and if you just have a health bar (or other ui element), you'll forget about it mid-game.

    EDIT: Also this article is kind of strange to me... So it starts by acknowledging that it's a good game design feature, talks about some upcoming ps5 game, and then ultimately ends saying "but it's annoying and there's already a healthbar". Maybe it was a slow news week at Kotaku?

    22 votes
  11. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Fortunately, I don't experience motion sickness. I suspect it would be uncomfortable for people who are susceptible to it though. I make sure to rotate around the heads axis instead of around the...

    Fortunately, I don't experience motion sickness. I suspect it would be uncomfortable for people who are susceptible to it though. I make sure to rotate around the heads axis instead of around the body, which makes things less disorienting.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I've been working on my Portal VR clone again (I posted about it a while ago, honestly I'm surprised there still isn't anything like this, it's been 2 years). I've made some major structural...

    I've been working on my Portal VR clone again (I posted about it a while ago, honestly I'm surprised there still isn't anything like this, it's been 2 years). I've made some major structural changes, including removing the VR level editor and just making it flat screen (having the level editor in VR was more effort than it was worth). Everything's been going pretty smoothly so far, so I suspect it'll only be a few weeks until I've added most of the level elements from portal and fixed the biggest bugs, although I'm really bad at time estimates so who knows.

    Also, this time I've decided to make all the assets myself, so I've been getting better at 3D modelling (still haven't approached texturing yet).

    Anyway, here are some in-progress gifs:
    https://gfycat.com/aliveweightyiceblueredtopzebra
    https://gfycat.com/barrenminiaturechimpanzee

    5 votes
  13. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    Strange, it's the opposite for me. I really enjoyed the Dark Souls series and Sekiro, but I couldn't find the 'hook' for Monster Hunter. I think the main problem I had with Monster Hunter is all...

    Strange, it's the opposite for me. I really enjoyed the Dark Souls series and Sekiro, but I couldn't find the 'hook' for Monster Hunter. I think the main problem I had with Monster Hunter is all the extraneous stuff that you have to learn before you can actually hunt monsters.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    The Witcher 3... It seems to be considered one of the best games ever, but I've tried to play through it a few times, and the combat was been pretty lackluster, and I could never really get that...

    The Witcher 3... It seems to be considered one of the best games ever, but I've tried to play through it a few times, and the combat was been pretty lackluster, and I could never really get that interested in the story. I think people forgive the gameplay because of the story, but if I can't get into the story then I just have subpar gameplay to work with.

    17 votes
  15. Comment on Trio | Social video optimized for threes in ~tech

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    What if I want to have a video call with four people?

    What if I want to have a video call with four people?

    8 votes
  16. Comment on Nintendo’s obsession with gameplay is dumb. Here’s why. in ~games.game_design

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    As a counterpoint, I really enjoyed Super Mario 3D World. I didn't really want a story or anything, I just wanted a nice collection of well designed 3D platforming levels, and it delivered. To me...

    As a counterpoint, I really enjoyed Super Mario 3D World. I didn't really want a story or anything, I just wanted a nice collection of well designed 3D platforming levels, and it delivered. To me it feels the opposite of exploitative, I knew exactly what it was offering, and it was fun.

    15 votes
  17. Comment on Black Widow - New trailer in ~movies

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    I feel like the last month or two has been very slow with regard to new movies.

    I feel like the last month or two has been very slow with regard to new movies.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on So ... The Expanse in ~tv

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    I feel the same way about some very well received shows, like Dark, or Mr. Robot, but I have to say that I think the Marco Inaros plotline has been my favorite of the whole series. Despite that,...

    I feel the same way about some very well received shows, like Dark, or Mr. Robot, but I have to say that I think the Marco Inaros plotline has been my favorite of the whole series. Despite that, it's really frustrating when I watch a show and feel it's quality has significantly declined and yet no-one else seems to notice or comment on it, so I appreciate comments like this.

  19. Comment on Review a product/service you first used over a year ago in ~life

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    The Bugzooka. If you're dealing with a lot of medium sized bugs that tend to land on surfaces, the bugzooka is awesome. It's basically point and click, and it sucks the bug into a transparent...

    The Bugzooka. If you're dealing with a lot of medium sized bugs that tend to land on surfaces, the bugzooka is awesome. It's basically point and click, and it sucks the bug into a transparent container that super easy to empty out. It's way quieter than using a vacuum cleaner, and much cleaner than smushing them. I'm not very comfortable with bugs and it's great because I can maintain a pretty good distance when catching them.

    I've been dealing with a lot of 'brown marmorated stink bugs' recently and it's made dealing with them much more tolerable.

    11 votes
  20. Comment on 9FRONT: Propaganda for a Unix-like OS in ~design

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    This site really needs an easy to find about page... The index page is just an abstract photo, and it's awfully hard to find out what they're trying to do, or what this even is. Honestly I got...

    This site really needs an easy to find about page... The index page is just an abstract photo, and it's awfully hard to find out what they're trying to do, or what this even is. Honestly I got more information on the wikipedia page for plan 9 than from browsing the site for 30 seconds.

    4 votes