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  1. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    The Talos Principle made me cry and hug my cat at one point.

    The Talos Principle made me cry and hug my cat at one point.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    Maybe a stretch but Stardew Valley?

    Maybe a stretch but Stardew Valley?

  3. Comment on Reddit user requested all the personal info Epic Games has on him and Epic sent that info to a random person in ~games

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    I'm not in on the circlejerk, why does everyone hate Epic? Is it because "DAE Fornite is for kids" or something?

    I'm not in on the circlejerk, why does everyone hate Epic? Is it because "DAE Fornite is for kids" or something?

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What are some ideas and experiences that are underexplored in gaming? in ~games

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    Something that I think is underexplored in gaming (and other media in general, but especially games) is the feeling of doing everything you can and still failing. Almost all games have been "get...

    Something that I think is underexplored in gaming (and other media in general, but especially games) is the feeling of doing everything you can and still failing. Almost all games have been "get to this goal, get this reward" in a linear and obviously achievable fashion, which is fine, you want your players to feel good about themselves because they've done something1, but it's just become so tried and true that there's no surprise in gaming for me anymore. And when you do fail at something, it's "okay" because you can just keep trying until you get it. There's a handful of games out there (most notably Undertale) where you fuck up something but the story keeps going, despite you as a player knowing that you could have succeeded at that task, and the story would be different if you had. Even when games do include moments of forced failure, it's so ham-fisted and obvious that the element of surprise is gone e.g. the nuke scene from Modern Warfare.

    1. The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment...
    11 votes
  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    My chart [NSFW album art] I drive for a job so I have a playlist of albums that I listen to every week along with some podcasts; there isn't much new or different from this chart than any other...

    My chart [NSFW album art]

    I drive for a job so I have a playlist of albums that I listen to every week along with some podcasts; there isn't much new or different from this chart than any other week. The only albums that are "new" in my rotation are Magus, Success, Life Metal, Bone Collector, Saturation II, and Halflife. Yes I listen to a lot of DG, it helps pass the time lol

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    I've put about 50 hours into EtG so far and it definitely requires all of my undivided attention. I've got Spelunky in my library but only have about 30 minutes in it. The music and world-building...

    I've put about 50 hours into EtG so far and it definitely requires all of my undivided attention. I've got Spelunky in my library but only have about 30 minutes in it. The music and world-building in HK is just way too good for me to play with podcasts.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    Interesting, added to the list. Thanks!

    Interesting, added to the list. Thanks!

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What’s your favorite soup? in ~food

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    It's more of a stew than a soup, but there's nothing like a good, big pot of homemade gumbo that takes all day to make. If you're sticking strictly to soups, I'd have to go with an Italian wedding.

    It's more of a stew than a soup, but there's nothing like a good, big pot of homemade gumbo that takes all day to make.

    If you're sticking strictly to soups, I'd have to go with an Italian wedding.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    Recommend me a game that is a roguelike that's involving enough for me to keep playing, while also having it on mute so I can listen to podcasts/watch twitch streams/etc. ex: Slay the Spire, Isaac

    Recommend me a game that is a roguelike that's involving enough for me to keep playing, while also having it on mute so I can listen to podcasts/watch twitch streams/etc. ex: Slay the Spire, Isaac

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    Probably something you've already been recommended, but Hollow Knight

    Probably something you've already been recommended, but Hollow Knight

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    It's also 80% off right now so you have no excuse not to.

    It's also 80% off right now so you have no excuse not to.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are your top ten favorite albums this year? in ~music

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    What forum is that, if you don't mind sharing?

    What forum is that, if you don't mind sharing?

  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    World Wide W.E.B. by L.O.T.I.O.N. An eclectic mix of power electronics, industrial, and punk aesthetic. the singles from *Weeping Choir by Full of Hell. My favorite grindcore band is releasing a...

    World Wide W.E.B. by L.O.T.I.O.N. An eclectic mix of power electronics, industrial, and punk aesthetic.

    the singles from *Weeping Choir by Full of Hell. My favorite grindcore band is releasing a new album next week and I am beyond psyched.

    Life Metal by sunn O))). The titans of drone return with the best-sounding album I've ever heard from a down-tuned guitar.

  14. Comment on What do I do now that I quit drinking? in ~talk

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    To be honest, it took awhile for me to process this comment, but I think I've started taking it to heart. Generally I'm just trying to say "yes" to more things; I joined a local board gaming group...

    To be honest, it took awhile for me to process this comment, but I think I've started taking it to heart. Generally I'm just trying to say "yes" to more things; I joined a local board gaming group and started obsessing over audio with other people in my community. There's a lot of stuff out there to do, I just have to be willing to look for it.

    2 votes