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gk99,

I don't wanna be mean to the guy who effectively just lost his job but like, come on bro. Reddit wasn't exactly hiding their negative intentions, outright lies, and lack of respect.

gk99,

They've got color laser printers too, just bought a HL-L3290CDW last week to replace my roommate's cheap Canon printer that I got tired troubleshooting every time we needed to print something. Absolute monster of a print device: color laser printer+scanner+copier+fax machine and a seamless printing process to boot.

gk99,

blur

I miss power-up racers that weren't just Mariokart clones, like NASCAR Rumble and that.

gk99,

Literally why

They already have Truth Social and Twitter.

gk99,

Except they have outright removed a bunch. All but two of the r/TIHI mods were purged, as an example.

gk99,

It wasn't broken as hell after like two weeks of development when the critical glitches like save corruption were getting fixed. As someone who didn't overhype the game for a decade and only bought it because I knew everyone else was going to, I had a great time. It was just cool to hate the game up until the anime dropped and everyone suddenly forgot they hated it.

Mastodon's Founder & CEO Gives His Thoughts on Meta's Threads (blog.joinmastodon.org)

Found this post super informative as it relates to Mastodon, and thought Lemmy might also benefit from this perspective. I’m not sure I share his optimism, but his points seem sound to dampen some of the alarm bells over Meta joining the Fediverse.

gk99,

It's not gonna extinguish the fediverse in the same way nobody leaving reddit joined Mastodon as a replacement. They're technically compatible, but these are entirely different styles of sites we're talking about. Lemmy and Kbin are gonna keep on trucking regardless of what happens to the Twitter-likes.

But they're definitely going to try and kill Mastodon/similar through social engineering. Everybody's favorite content creators, organizations, and brands will be on Threads, not Mastodon, and when they lock it down we'll lose access to them and end up needing a Threads account. I don't understand why anyone trusts this company won't try to secure market dominance and then monopolize it. The guy says "we'll just be right back where we are now," but this could easily decrease the Mastodon population by pulling away anyone who doesn't care about federation or open source and just wanted a decent Twitter alternative.

gk99,

Even if the obvious situation wasn't just "companies treat us terribly so we don't care about them," why would anyone want to work? Am I supposed to desire wasting a third of my life doing labor? Fuck no, I support automation and UBI.

It's just another dumb boomer insult trying to step on the nerves of people who didn't grow up huffing leaded gasoline.

gk99,

LEGO games and Minecraft (on Peaceful difficulty) would be pretty good I imagine.

gk99,

Boost is still up at the moment but Boost for Lemmy is already up for pre-registration, so I don't think it's a hard cutoff or anything.

gk99,

It's probably identical to the reddit version. The app has ads with a one-time $5 no-ads payment and a donation button for further support. If I had to guess, I'd say the "third-party apps" are stuff like Google Pay and Samsung Pay, but don't quote me on that.

gk99,

You don't have to make excuses for an independent company that willingly took on a project and was in no way coerced into it.

Reminder: Delete/Edit your Reddit Posts today before the API Shutdown!

As a PSA, remember that the API changes don't only impact third party apps & accessibility tools, but also your ability to bulk delete or modify your Reddit history. If you intend to delete or modify your previous Reddit posts, be sure to run a tool like Power Delete Suite today before the shut down....

gk99,

Be sure to check and run it again in case it missed some stuff the first time. I've been deleting my comments for weeks now.

gk99,

The only things Annapurna has made up until now have been exclusivity deals. This is their first game that's actually theirs.

gk99,

Kinda already is. Everyone over here is so much more polite than on reddit, which implies reddit has lost a chunk of the community that doesn't suck.

gk99,

Pretty good, just like r/Games was. r/gaming was a cesspool and r/Games was where all the actually interesting content was.

gk99,

Votes are public here, as are moderator actions, so we can actually see everything going on, including empty accounts only used to bot upvote stuff. In addition, not every platform works the same way. Some have upvotes and downvotes, some only have upvotes, some are wonky like kbin where upvotes don't count toward reputation but boosts do, etc. An upvote isn't just an upvote like it is on reddit. They also can't "enshittify" something that users can self-host their own instances of to interact.

Edit: Also, we're in the early stages right now, reddit has a decade lead.

gk99,

And as we've seen time and time again on reddit, people who only read the headline and go on gut feeling tend to end up making an ass out of themselves when they try to comment because they're missing all the context.

It doesn't work. This is a world filled with clickbait and "technically the truth" headlines meant to draw in clicks, not a real description of the content.

gk99,

I mean, the answer kinda just has to be something like Call of Duty to make sense. Think about how much evolution that series has gone through over the years, and how many components there are between campaign, multiplayer, Zombies, spec ops, battle royale, and most recently DMZ. It's probably the most variety you'd get from just one franchise.

gk99,

I saw this exact sentiment on r/patientgamers weekly, and the general advice was to take a break from gaming or try something different.

Games can still be fun, but burnout is real and there are a lot of shitty games that prey on addiction and FOMO to keep players.

gk99,

Twitter: You need to turn off two-factor authentication because we put that behind a paywall.

Twitter: You need an account to view content now.

These two things combined just mean I'm not going to be looking at Twitter content, period. I refuse to disable 2FA and make my account less secure, so I just logged out. By logging out, I now am unable to view content. Twitter's slowly doing everything they can to kill off the efficacy of corporate messaging on their platform, huh?

gk99,

I'm gonna say it's been pretty mid so far. Lots of great games but many marred by technical issues at launch. Of the five in the image, Jedi Survivor, Hogwarts Legacy, and TOTK all suffered from pretty bad performance of varying degrees (worst case scenario for TOTK is on a 2017 Switch, to clarify). Modern Warfare II was chock-full of crashes, broken features, and bugs. Resident Evil 4 was mostly solid, but for some reason the Xbox version had an issue where the deadzones were markedly worse on controller than any other platform.

Hoping it gets better as the PS5-Xbox-PC workflow is improved and Nintendo finally launches a Switch successor that gives their developers more headroom. Game design quality isn't going down (except MWII), but games are dropping from an acceptable functionality standard with an annoying "fix it later" mentality.

gk99,

Sriracha is sweeter and has more garlic flavor.

Just to clarify, which sriracha is this? That sounds pretty good and if it's the growers' one I'd like to pick up a bottle.

gk99,

What's the other kind like? Just more toned-down?

gk99,

If anything, the real laughing is all of the stuff we've been doing to fuck with reddit anyway. Destroying subs, burning posts and comments, deleting accounts.

Leaving.

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