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dumpsterlid,

I believe one of the (many) reasons that the summer protests failed was its lack of focus.

Did the protests enact meaningful material change? No, and by that metric they failed. However I don’t think they failed at changing the status quo in terms of what people think is possible and what they will try as an alternative to corporate social media.

I am not trying to take away from your point but I won’t let us bash ourselves for failing here when I consider it a massive victory that is going to lead to many more victories.

dumpsterlid,

The wisdom of moving slowly and fixing things

dumpsterlid,

Though I hope Revolt succeeds because Discord has way too big of a monopoly.

I don’t understand why everyone thought moving everything to discord was a good idea that wouldn’t backfire for a million reasons.

dumpsterlid,

I don’t know what makes my head spin more, the rate at which Israel is slaughtering Palestinians not just with the absolutely mental amount of bombs they are dropping on a tiny area but also with the cutting off of basic necessities and the associated starvation and deaths of despair…… or the fact that US media, Joe Biden and US centrists just don’t seem to have a “too far” for Israel slaughtering Palestinians.

dumpsterlid,

Hamas physically could not fight a war against Israel given

  1. Israel has an incredibly powerful and sophisticated military
  2. Israel has the complete military backing of the US which is overwhelmingly powerful
  3. Israel controls everything about Gaza including entrance and exit, water, electricity and internet access
  4. Hamas has no significant number of anti-air assets, antitank assets or anything required to resist a modern armored ground offensive backed by air superiority

If any one of those four were true, it would be impossible for Hamas to fight a “war”, the fact that all four are true makes it abundantly clear any sense of a “war between two militaries” is a complete warping of reality. Israel does not want to conquer Gaza, it wants erase the human beings living there, this is much scarier than a war. MUCH scarier.

dumpsterlid, (edited )

Sega doesn’t fit any of those buckets. No consistency except that they’re not consistent. You don’t know what a Sega title will bring. Like they rotate management every week.

Yeah this is a result of Sega’s management strategy where all the employees line up outside in the morning along one of the business obstacle courses. Whoever can run through the course fastest and collect the most coins gets to be CEO for the day. Is it chaotic and ableist? Yeah sure, but it does ensure that if a bear attacked the office that Sega employees would be well trained to deal with the emergency. Also, it isn’t THAT much less efficient than having utterly useless out of touch CEOs running the company who don’t give a shit about their customers or the artistic merit of what they are making. At least with this system sometimes the good thing happens amid all the chaos.

Does Sega spend inordinate amounts of money on building elaborate obstacle courses that have nothing to do with their core products? Yes, but remember all that money and more would just be going to CEO bonuses and stock buybacks for investors at a normal large company, building obstacle courses is comparatively a much more efficient and equitable way to allocate profits (not to mention there is a much smaller carbon footprint to building obstacle courses vs. yachts).

dumpsterlid,

Well there are elevators but they purposefully aren’t turned on until 10:30am after the morning upper management selection process has concluded for the day.

dumpsterlid,

The entire point of Israel’s genocide in the end is to perpetuate war and conflict so rightwing nutjobs like Netanyahu can retain power by killing people and claiming they are keeping people safe instead of doing actual leadership work and passing effective policy to save people.

In that sense Israel’s genocide makes the entire world less safe by empowering strongman leaders like this.

dumpsterlid,

Good for you for drawing a line, it must have been hard but that degree of hate is incompatible with love.

dumpsterlid,

How about they just highlight apps well reviewed by actual humans and fix their damn junk filled store?

No, Wind Farms Aren’t ‘Driving Whales Crazy’ | Donald Trump has attacked President Biden’s climate and energy policies with gusto, but many of his criticisms are simply untrue. (www.nytimes.com)

It’s worth noting that the things Trump says aren’t just random nonsense; they’re part of a larger disinformation campaign run by the fossil fuels industry.

dumpsterlid,

I desperately wish that somebody would ask Trump in an interview just the stupid question:

“Mr Trump, can you actually name a single species of whale that exists?”

I really don’t think he could. I think it would ruffle his feathers though, especially if you prefaced the question by stating most kids know at least 2 whales or something of the like. Set the bar super low, get him defensive about a silly dumb thing and then laugh at him when he can’t even clear it.

dumpsterlid,

I keep watching clips of Helldivers 2 and it looks fun but I don’t understand why I would play it over Deep Rock Galactic, especially when the original Helldivers actually has splitscreen co-op.

So what does this game’s combat bring over Deep Rock Galactic? It seems a lot flatter and less tense.

I really want to see a good YouTube reviewer critically compare them.

dumpsterlid,

Helldivers 2 is a lot more focused on combat and fighting overwhelming hoards of enemies.

I confused, Deep Rock Galactic is almost entirely focused on fighting overwhelming hoards of enemies. Stealth isn’t an option since they aggro at you which seems like a significant difference though.

wawe, (edited ) to games
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Do you find open source games interesting/good thing as a gamer?

@games I am a game developer working on game called Mushy Score. I decided that my niche would be to create open source games. I think these could be helpful for developers or teachers to teach about games and how they are made. Most open source games are small game jam games, but there are few “real games” that are open source like 0 A.D. and Doom. As a non-developer do you think open source games could be good thing?

dumpsterlid,

Long Live The Spring Engine

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Some open source games I love

  • Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead
  • Panzer Marshal
  • Shattered Pixel Dungeon
dumpsterlid,

Meh who needs this just go play Motor Town, stick a v12 in a tiny shit stick little car that absolutely can’t handle all the torque and do urgent taxi jobs. Yeah it is a realistic racing game with a good physics engine and well modeled tire drifting mechanics not an arcade game but when you are struggling to keep your taxi pointed straight because you are still burning out at 80mph in 5th gear while your taxi customers scream at you to slow down just try to tell me you are playing “Normal” Taxi.

dumpsterlid,

also diagnosed ADHD starter park unfortunately

dumpsterlid,

Maybe this time we can solve our problems by simply just hating a powerful, successful woman though.

dumpsterlid,

I mean yeah definitely fair, i don’t disagree billionaires shouldn’t exist.

dumpsterlid,

I think the most likely thing given how dumb a lot of the writing is for this reality is that this reality was made as a cheap corporate knockoff of some other handmade reality. It is the only thing that explains both the potential evident in the beauty of our reality and the maddening lack of fulfillment of it in favor of (unbelievably) dumb shit happening over and over again.

dumpsterlid,

I am so fucking tired of people acting like the Hero’s Journey actually says something important about stories or that Campbell isn’t a complete hack.

dumpsterlid,

Pre-Disney Star Wars has an objectively trash method of story telling and the plot is incredibly derivative. If you enjoy Star Wars I am not hating on you, I do too but if you think all this hero’s journey nonsense actually helped Star Wars or that George Lucas really helped Star Wars (versus his wife and others involved) you are sorely mistaken.

Further just because pop culture decided this was the formula stories had to adhere to doesn’t mean that formula is good it means pop culture decided this was the formula stories had to adhere to.

dumpsterlid,

Do y’all seriously think Campbell is still respected academically? Sure he was popular and influential but in terms of the validity of his claims AND his supposed evidence (and extremely biased cherry picking of indigenous cultures’ stories that fit his global narrative) he is not widely respected anywhere anymore.

I mean for one, the guy was just straight up sexist in an old fashion way. The hero’s journey is a man’s journey he undertakes for the woman (whether that be mother or wife). Like he has just straight up said in the past the hero’s journey is inherently for men.

This is honestly just a case of the popular consciousness not catching up with the reality that is obvious to people who study this academically.

dumpsterlid,

Yes people will not use a service because a billionaire owns it. But nobody is using a service simply because a billionaire owns it. People might choose bluesky over mastadon because the owner created twitter originally. But nobody is choosing it because Jack Dorsey has a fuck ton of money.

I get what you are saying but my point is I actually think subconsciously (and sometimes even consciously) this is how people think. The collective organism of (at least US) society desperately wants a businessman (especially a techy one) to tell us what the future of social media is. People aren’t actually able to comprehend NOT needing a tech businessman to own their social media in a lot of ways. It is weird, but it is really just a natural consequence of how utterly obsessed US culture is with seeing all of society through capitalism and rugged individualism.

dumpsterlid,

However, do play the boardgame Bonfire if you like nerdy board games and are a fan of Stephan Feld (Castles Of Burgundy).

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