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  1. Comment on What is your favorite game you'll never finish? in ~games

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    Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (spoilers) – I haven't played the game for about 15 years at this point, but from what I remember, the final boss (Cackletta I think?) has a 2nd form that...

    Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (spoilers) – I haven't played the game for about 15 years at this point, but from what I remember, the final boss (Cackletta I think?) has a 2nd form that essentially wipes your party to 1 hp, and launches a barrage of attacks that you have to dodge perfectly before you spend an entire turn healing. If you screw that up and die (likely), you have to go back to the beginning of the fight, making each attempt take about 15-20 minutes.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Baba Is You | Editor update trailer in ~games

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    I adore this game but I can't finish it because it has absolutely fried my brain. [minor spoiler] I'm stuck on the mountaintop world and I just can't finish any level without multiple trips to...

    I adore this game but I can't finish it because it has absolutely fried my brain. [minor spoiler] I'm stuck on the mountaintop world and I just can't finish any level without multiple trips to youtube for "hints" aka me just watching how it's done lol

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Footage of Philadelphia opioid crisis in ~health

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    This country is broken in so many different ways.

    This country is broken in so many different ways.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What’s your favorite music from 2021 so far? in ~music

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    fun fact about I've Seen All I Need To See, they recorded the album analog (aka to tape) at max gain and then re-recorded a copy back onto another tape machine at max gain several times over in...

    fun fact about I've Seen All I Need To See, they recorded the album analog (aka to tape) at max gain and then re-recorded a copy back onto another tape machine at max gain several times over in order to get that super distorted, clippy sound throughout the album. The drummer said he used almost no cymbals on the album because they would completely take over a mix and blot out everything else in the final recording due to all the distortion.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    Physical copies of games, like cartridges or disks, without internet connectivity. It's part mental, where I invested more effort into a game that I made the trip out to Walmart to get and had a...

    Physical copies of games, like cartridges or disks, without internet connectivity.

    It's part mental, where I invested more effort into a game that I made the trip out to Walmart to get and had a copy of. It felt like a waste to not fully complete it. I had less games back then but I got way more mileage out of them (this was my teenage years mind you, so I think I just had more time for all the games I had tbh).

    It's also on the studios to make a complete game instead of rushing it out the door and treating day-one gamers as unpaid playtesters. Miyamoto said it best, "a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is bad forever," and I can't help but feel like some of that mentality has been lost.

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

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    I've had FTL: Faster Than Light in my library for years and I've finally decided to dedicate my free time to gitting gud at it and uh....hot damn, this game does not pull any punches. It feels...

    I've had FTL: Faster Than Light in my library for years and I've finally decided to dedicate my free time to gitting gud at it and uh....hot damn, this game does not pull any punches. It feels like a miracle surviving to warp 5 (basically the halfway point) on normal, and so far I've only had one win on easy. I'm learning something every time I die but good lord, it's merciless every time.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What's something that took you a long time to like? in ~talk

  8. Comment on Recommend some upbeat / high-energy music that, if I listen to it in my car, will make me want to roll the windows down and drive at unsafe speeds in ~music

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

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    The game loop of "enter cave, kill monsters, collect loot" is so unashamedly barebones and they don't even try to hide it, but critics have eviscerated Skyrim for doing it better back in 2011....

    The game loop of "enter cave, kill monsters, collect loot" is so unashamedly barebones and they don't even try to hide it, but critics have eviscerated Skyrim for doing it better back in 2011.

    Also, the game is at least somewhat sexist in my opinion, and there's no dancing around that one. Pretty much the only female character you can't have sex with is your adopted daughter, and many of the characters you can have sex with feel shoehorned into the plot for you to fuck.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Earn $20K every month by being your own boss in ~finance

  11. Comment on Earn $20K every month by being your own boss in ~finance

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    There's so much obsessive attention to little details in this video and I LOVE IT When he says "Then I went from there, to where I'm standing now...," he's in a graveyard $20,000/mo = $666/day...

    There's so much obsessive attention to little details in this video and I LOVE IT

    • When he says "Then I went from there, to where I'm standing now...," he's in a graveyard
    • $20,000/mo = $666/day
    • after meeting Dorian Smiles in the woods, his sleeves are unrolled at the end
    • I'm sure the spreadsheet translates to something but I don't know what
    • The spreadsheet is dated at 01.12.88, the day of the blizzard in Nebraska

    I think this is one of those pieces of media that people will be dissecting and making in-depth meta-content years from now.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on The worst song you ever had to experience in ~music

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    How do you feel about the M1 Air? I just bought mine and so far I'm in love with the design and obsessive attention to detail but there's also some real head-scratching UX decisions imo.

    How do you feel about the M1 Air? I just bought mine and so far I'm in love with the design and obsessive attention to detail but there's also some real head-scratching UX decisions imo.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Your favorite video essays of 2020 in ~misc

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    I can't pick just one, but Jacob Geller's channel is a gold mine of video game commentary and how that relates to our everyday lives. A five-part series on the Seattle Mariners from Dorktown's Jon...

    I can't pick just one, but Jacob Geller's channel is a gold mine of video game commentary and how that relates to our everyday lives.

    A five-part series on the Seattle Mariners from Dorktown's Jon Bois and Alex Rubenstein: https://youtu.be/6pkVu6Kw00M

    Joseph Anderson learned Polish just so he could play The Witcher series and read all the books in their original language and made a NINE HOUR video critiquing and analyzing The Witcher 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtrAx-rVgco

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Your favorite video essays of 2020 in ~misc

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    I love 3blue1brown because he fools me into thinking I'm way better at math than what I actually am.

    I love 3blue1brown because he fools me into thinking I'm way better at math than what I actually am.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on 2020 NFL playoffs are set in ~sports

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    I used to loathe the idea of only one bye instead of two, but now I'm on the opposite side of the fence, in that I think maybe no byes is the best option. I forget the exact statistic, but an...

    I used to loathe the idea of only one bye instead of two, but now I'm on the opposite side of the fence, in that I think maybe no byes is the best option. I forget the exact statistic, but an overwhelming percentage of Super Bowl participants have had the bye, making it a fast track to the big game. Being a 3 or 4 seed was a kiss of death, as you almost always had to go through the 1 or 2 seed. No byes at all would even the (figurative) playing field a bit; the 1 seed would still have to play the "worst" playoff team, so it's not like there's no advantage, but the bye gives top teams a little too much in my opinion. Regardless, it'll be interesting to see how the schedule plays out this year.

    Any big upsets on your radar?

    It'll be the Saints' luck that we get pistol-whipped by the Bears.

    2 votes