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2023 Reddit Refugee

On Decentralization: >"We no longer have choice. We no longer have voice. And what is left when you have no choice and no voice? Exit." - Andreas Antonopoulos

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  • Me loading up A Link to the Past and still having a full memory of every palace, which areas are secrets, which walls make the satisfying clink clink clink, and how to get the Golden Master Sword without having to check GameFAQs:

    “Hell yeah. Zelda, go put on your green tunic and let’s go save Link.

  • Simpler times rule
  • I got you, boo. 😘

  • Lemons(?) of Lemmy, what is something that feels so obvious to you that you just get lowkey pissed at the world for not knowing?
  • This grosses me out so much. Some men claim they don’t want to get germs on their penis, and that’s their justification. Just walk straight from the urinal snd leave, or they laughably just splash some water on their hands and leave calling it a day. So fucking gross.

    I’d love to tell those men just how many droplets of urine bounce from the urinal and directly onto the front of their pants, lower shirt, on their arms, and all over their hands and penis. That shit ain’t clean, and you’re putting urine droplets on your face, eyes, and mouth less than 30 minutes later.

    Fucking disgusting.

    Farside_Didnt_Wash_Hands_Comic.PNG

  • Simpler times rule
  • The simpler times for sure. Who are these handsome young men? I love the smiles on their faces. It looks like they’re up to no good, the little rascals! 😇

  • The Ten Commandments must be displayed in Louisiana classrooms under requirement signed into law
  • Clarence Thomas entered the chat.

    “Your generous donations will help me think clearly in how I should approach this.”

  • Do you recognise any usernames on Lemmy?
  • She’s a winner in my heart

  • Guerrilla says Lego Horizon Adventures and Nintendo Switch were ‘a natural fit’ | VGC
  • Definitely will, and this one is in my backlog for playing it this year! Kingdom Hearts just came to Steam, so that takes precedence. :)

  • Do you recognise any usernames on Lemmy?
  • While some have already been mentioned, I’d also like to call out that we do have the esteemed Academy Award winning actress, Margot Robbie in Lemmy! She posts when she can, and I’m really hoping one day she’ll do an Ask Me Anything with us.

  • If the Spiderman character was invented today, he would be stopping school shootings
  • The Stupendous Spider-Man #131:

    “How Nefarious! It’s the National!”

    Cover Art Description:

    Man leaning out of a car window while pointing a gun at Spider-Man in the distance. The man’s license plate says “PRIVATE”, and there are multiple bumper stickers with the words “TRAVELLER” and “NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE”.

    The National yells fiercely at Spider-Man, “I never entered into a contract with you, Web Head!”

  • He will never guess it
  • “El Gato is Spanish for… The Gato.” - Chris Farley

  • 28 riders stuck upside down on amusement park ride for about 30 minutes
  • It’s all good as it could’ve been worse - now it’s a cool memory, but certainly one I do not want to relive :)

    In my younger days I loved rollercoasters with brief moments you go upside down. Can’t do that stuff anymore. When I told people about my vertigo and how I couldn’t do those rides, they always just said “take a motion sickness pill, you’ll just be dizzy. Come on!”

    Heh. They never had vertigo. That’s like people thinking a migraine is the equivalent of “a really bad headache”.

  • 28 riders stuck upside down on amusement park ride for about 30 minutes
  • My spouse and I were on the Universal Studios Escape from Gringotts 4-D ride. We got stuck, thankfully not upside down. But we were at an angle that had me leaning back, but at angled left (think of someone standing in front of you and pushing you to the 7 PM clock position - you’re falling backward at an angle, but not upside down). In theory, that would be fine for most people, but I recently finished a vertigo episode about two months before that left me still with lingering effects. I struggled really hard to do everything I could to not trigger it again or puke on anyone. Considering there was a massive 3-D screen in front of me as well, and just everything about that moment was so nauseating.

    It took maintenance almost 40 minutes to fix whatever problem it was and get the ride working. Decided from that point on to never go on that ride again.

    Haven’t been to a theme park since.

    Edit:

    Sorry if my language here is not articulate, I’ve not been awake for too long and pretty tired.

  • Trump gets name of his doctor wrong as he challenges Biden to cognitive test
  • MAGAs Jan 6ed into the chat.

    Look, Mr. Trump, our Lord and Savior chosen by God, didn’t make any mistake here. He knows his doctor. How many of you know your doctor? You’re too stupid so you don’t know. But Mr. Trump said his doctor’s name, but was actually thinking of a different doctor of his while he has been busy championing for us all. He sees many doctors, not for his horrible shitty lifestyle, but each of his doctors are better than the previous doctor. Each one more cunning, more powerful, sexier, more religious, and did we mention better than the last? “Hyugest doctors of all, ever,” our Lord would say. And how many do the Dems see? Probably one, if even that. Mr. Trump needs those doctors because he’s working to improve his memory, make his brain more big, strengthen his recall so he gets less forgetful of his doctors, and increase the strengthening of his core so that he can empower his raptor-like heel-lift stance and ensure his accordion hands are properly motor-coordinated and stronger than any Democrat - ever. Trump likes doctors, but do you know what he hates? Fake news. And especially - let us be clear - he hates us, too. But we’ll blindly support him because God sent him to save America.

  • US supreme court sides with Starbucks in union case over fired employees
  • I never would have guessed that the captured regulators would choose the owner class over the working class.

  • Clarence Thomas took additional trips funded by Harlan Crow, senator reveals
  • Laughs in almost 300 Trump golf days at the expense of taxpayer money, costing upwards of $142 million

    Trump:

    Those are rookie numbers. You have to - and I mean this, really I do - you have to pump those numbers up. This is what real Americans are all about, is the freedom for us to rest. Ben Gazi, Sleepy Joe, they don’t know that. It’s such a shame. Tragic, really. And I have to tell you fine folks, if you don’t pump those vacation numbers up, and I do just that, by the way. I was talking to my friend, let’s just call him Vlad, so I says - and you won’t believe this - I says, “What does it take to game better at golf?” And he turns to me and goes, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” And he didn’t know either! Hardly anyone knows how to vacation better than me, I guess I’ve just got a smart— * Gestures vaguely at head * — you know what. And see, this is what real Americans are all about. I golf. Don’t we all want beachfront property? Look, you can ask scientists and they’ll tell you, just as I’m telling you now, that the election was stolen. So I golfed? Who wouldn’t? It’s the only way to, and really I mean this - it’s just tragic. Sad day in America, real sad. But they don’t know that. We just have to take it all back, and stand up for our freedoms, isn’t that right? I’d think so. Make sure to vote them out, and on uh September Firth, make your voice heard. Sleepy Vlad? He’s fake news, always has been. Doesn’t know what’s golfing on, and no one - and I mean that - no one knows more about tennis than I do.

  • 'I'll lose the debate on purpose': Trump tries to lower expectations for Biden showdown
  • Hyuge lag. Best you’ve ever seen, and no one knows more about it than me.

  • Didn't expect to see this in front of a church
  • Long story… sorry!

    When I was indoctrinated as a Roman Catholic over many years surrounded by the community, I was pretty devout and followed the rules. I was taught messages that told me to not question your faith, and also to trust without evidence (“doubting Thomas”). I had nagging thoughts, but I suppressed them. One day my sibling committed suicide and was dying in hospital on life support. I prayed very hard to God to save them, and God didn’t answer my prayers. We pulled the plug after three days. At the wake and funeral, Catholics expressed their condolences and parroted the same two things to me: God needed them in Heaven, and God works in mysterious ways. I didn’t like that, but I accepted it.

    At some point, I started to become less religious and didn’t attend church regularly, and then at all. Went to church when family went, prayed on occasion, etc. Eventually I started to entertain those thoughts that I was taught to suppress, and I started to explore the questions: If God is good, why did he let my sibling die? Does God exist? I was also always an analytical and intelligent person, but I began to just say “God did intelligent design for everything”, and decided not to pursue any other line of thinking to examine it due to my indoctrination.

    My first real seed of doubt was my sibling dying, and knowing that since they committed suicide (a Mortal Sin), that they would be burning in Hell. My second doubts formed as I began to wonder if morality could only exist with the Bible (as I was taught). Catholicism was less evangelical (I.e., The Bible is inerrant, and this is literally God’s word) in that we can interpret more from it. The thing that finally cemented everything for me was when I started to read parts of the Bible, the parts that you’re never taught about. I also decided to listen to George Carlin, I started to examine and research my religion’s history, studied the early history of the Israelites, etc. I learned that the story of Moses was never true, in that, despite the Israelites being Egyptian slaves for over 400 years, there was never any architectural evidence of Egyptian culture in Israel (meaning the Israelites were never in Egypt). I also learned about the god El, a Canaan god, learned the Israelites were part of the Canaan tribe, and that the world Israel literally means “God Rules” (Isra El), and not the Abrahamic God, but rather the Canaan god El.

    It also didn’t sit well with me that the Old Testament God committed genocide on the regular, and told Joshua to go and kill all the Canaanites because they’re bad. And Joshua did as God commanded: killed all the men, the women, and all the children. All of them. I somehow accepted, in some weird manner, that it was okay for God to tell Abraham to go kill Isaac and sacrifice him. Thankfully God's angels stopped Abraham in time, and Isaac and Abraham were able to sit down together at the table and eat, knowing that Abraham loved God so much that he would sacrifice and murder his son, and Isaac would be okay with that and try not to run away (or kill his dad). I hope they worked out that difficult part of their relationship. I questioned, even as a kid, why God would have a bet with Satan the Adversary, and test Job in such a traumatic and sadistic way - it was just wrong. I learned about the Christian holidays coincidentally lining up with solstices, and the origins of the holidays actually being pagan holidays that Christians co-opted. The strands just kept unraveling the deeper I dove, and this is just small bits of what I learned, and the challenges I had with the principles of my faith based on the holy book.

    How was the Old Testament God so violent and cruel, but suddenly there’s a New Testament God which is Abba, and he’s cool and hip and loves everyone? Am I supposed to just forget all the things that OT God did, which I would consider to be evil, malevolent, indifferent, and cruel? Did the Shiny New Testament God make up for all that injustice? Although, I grappled with which one could have been worse: the old God that made you suffer and then callously ended your life, or the new God that would judge you and damn you to hell forever to burn and suffer for all of eternity (until the end of time) - the former was certainly a shorter punishment, so perhaps it was better in the long run. I could never reconcile all these contradictions despite the teachings of the church attempting to do so. I do love Jesus though - but not in the worship sense anymore, but more as he’s a fantastic example of what human beings should try to be. Jesus probably existed, but his life was certainly embellished. Then at some point I just accepted the Bible and my religion was all fake and I’ve been indoctrinated and lied to all my life. I learned that all religions and gods were fake, and were never real. I learned that every Christian story co-opted an older story that existed in even older texts (and of course oral tradition), that the Christian God most likely was El (or at least a derviative of El), etc. I learned that religion was a human creation that was designed to control, and it was always about control.

    I’m not angry about it. I think a lot of it helped me to be a good person, someone who continuously tries to help others, and I try to be Christ-like with my choices and uphold those values. But I could have been that way without the Bible, too. I think my church was excellent, and I love all the good things we did, and how Christ-like we were with trying to help our community. Not all churches are bad, we only often hear about the bad ones and bad examples.

    Edit: I had a thought about this comment several hours after I made it, and I think it would be important to call out that I do respect those who are still religious. I'm proud of the ones who do strive to be good, to do good for others, and who look after each other and not just themselves. I don't force my opinions or thoughts on others, and I certainly don't insult anyone who is religious (or atheist or a derivative). Not all religious people are bad - I've loved and worked with some great ones, and some of them are better than I could ever be. I've also met some very bad religious persons. Some bad Christians are on TV, or hold bibles upside down after teargassing protestors. Charlatan Christians. I digress - I just want everyone to be kind to one another, and try to have some empathy. We live in a callous and cruel world, but if we disconnect from the internet every once in a while, and focus on the positive things happening locally in your community, you can see where you can do many good things to help out those in need. I'm a big fan of the Golden Rule, and strive to live by it. We should all try to be like Jesus. He's my favorite part of the Bible, and the only part that still sticks with me to this day.

  • Didn't expect to see this in front of a church
  • I’m Atheist, former Roman Catholic. I went to Catholic school for many years. My church was all about this. We continuously volunteered in local charities, visited nursing homes and spent time with the patients, put on plays to entertain the patients in nursing homes, visited the sick, fundraised for our church programs, fundraised and donated to the needy, etc. We did a lot of good things. While I will never become religious again and am glad to have left that chapter behind in my life, I’m proud of the great things our community accomplished to help others out.

    We need to see our churches and church leaders be more Christ-like, and uphold these values. Good to see local churches that strive to be like Jesus, and love one another. Bad to see churches and its Christians (or any religion for that matter) not be like Jesus.

  • What do I give my bad dad for father's day?
  • Price sticker had me amused - I never thought of that!

    Another suggestion is to buy a card in a different language. Or if it says Mother’s Day where you don’t even bother replacing “Mother” with “Father”, but that might be a bit too intentionally mean so I would only send this depending on what kind of relationship and trauma that OP has.

  • Guerrilla says Lego Horizon Adventures and Nintendo Switch were ‘a natural fit’ | VGC
  • I'm pretty excited about this. Loved Horizon Zero Dawn, but still haven't played Horizon Forbidden West. My spouse and I are trying out Lego games and enjoying the Harry Potter ones thus far, so figure this would be a great way to introduce my spouse to Horizon in a fun way (while secretly hoping they will try out the source games one day)

  • my reputation's never been worse

    Bonjour! I have no idea why I went french with this meme but I don't care at this point.

    When Reputation Taylor's Version?

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    Ubisoft Says Skull and Bones Has 'Record Player Engagement', but Fails to Announce Sales

    www.ign.com Ubisoft Says Skull and Bones Has 'Record Player Engagement', but Fails to Announce Sales - IGN

    Ubisoft has said the recently released Skull and Bones has achieved “record player engagement” since launch, although it has yet to announce how many copies it’s sold or how many players it has.

    Ubisoft Says Skull and Bones Has 'Record Player Engagement', but Fails to Announce Sales - IGN

    > Ubisoft has said the recently released Skull and Bones has achieved “record player engagement” since launch, although it has yet to announce how many copies it’s sold or how many players it has.

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    GameDeals @lemmy.world CatZoomies @lemmy.world

    [Epic Games] Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy | 100% Off/Giveaway

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/10316885

    > 100% off | Free giveaway for today, Jan 4, only. > > This is the final game in Epic's annual daily holiday giveaway, as they will return back to weekly free games going forward. > > https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/marvels-guardians-of-the-galaxy

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    Holiday Giveaway - Steam Codes!

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/9926185

    > Happy Holidays everyone! > > In spirit of the holiday and the upcoming new year, I want to do something nice for you all and give away 10 Steam codes for some of my favorite games that I've played recently! > > ## Games I'm giving away: > > 1. Elden Ring - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1245620/ELDEN_RING/ > 2. God of War - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1593500/God_of_War/ > 3. Hogwarts Legacy - https://store.steampowered.com/app/990080/Hogwarts_Legacy/ > 4. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151640/Horizon_Zero_Dawn_Complete_Edition/ > 5. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1817070/Marvels_SpiderMan_Remastered/ > 6. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1817190/Marvels_SpiderMan_Miles_Morales/ > 7. Persona 5 Royal - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1687950/Persona_5_Royal/ > 8. Returnal - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1649240/Returnal/ > 9. Tales of Arise - https://store.steampowered.com/app/740130/Tales_of_Arise/ > 10. UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1659420/UNCHARTED_Legacy_of_Thieves_Collection/ > > ## How to Enter: > > - Comment on this post with the one game you are interested in. > - Optional: Share a story about something that made you happy or hopeful this year. Or share a story about game you recently played that you loved. > > ## Restrictions: > > - You can only enter once, and pick only one game. > - Your Lemmy account must be at least 30 days old and have participated recently in Lemmy/Fediverse. > - If your account appears to be a bot, troll, or spam account, you will not be selected. > - Moderators of the [email protected] community are not eligible. > > ## Winner Selection: > > - I will randomly select eligible winners below. > - You will be notified via two ways: I will @ mention you and reply on your comment to this post. I will also send you a private message. > - If you are selected, you will have 24 hours to respond to me to claim your eligibility. > - For transparency, please also reply to my public-facing comment so that others know you received and claimed the code successfully. > - If I do not get a response from you within 24 hours, you are forfeited and a new winner will be redrawn the next day. > > ## Deadlines: > > - You must enter by end of day December 31, 2023, local time. > - I will start drawing 10 winners either on Jan 1 and Jan 2. (Hey, I have family obligations so I'll do my best to start on Jan 1.) > > ## Disclaimers: > > - This not a sponsored post of any kind. I purchased these keys myself for the sole purpose of this giveaway. > - They activate only on Steam as Retail OEM keys. > - These keys come from Game Billet, a legitimate reseller. They do not come from sketchy places like G2A (NEVER, ever do business with G2A or companies like them). > - Steam Support: How to activate a Product Key - https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/2A12-9D79-C3D7-F870 > > ## Proof: > > - https://i.postimg.cc/B64HRwvS/giveaway1.jpg > - https://i.postimg.cc/C17k0HZj/giveaway2.jpg

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    Holiday Giveaway - Steam Codes! - Giveaway Ended

    EDIT January 6, 2024:

    All games have been accepted by the winners! Thanks everyone for your participation! I loved reading the different messages and hearing some of the positives, the things that made you feel hopeful, and a bit about some of the games you've played. While I wish I could give you all more copies of games, we will do another giveaway like this in the future.

    Stay safe, and happy 2024 ahead!

    EDIT January 5, 2024:

    Minor edit for posterity. All games have been claimed apart from God of War. Each winner of God of War never responded so I'm working down the list through a randomizer to select the eligible winner for this game. I'll update this post one final time as soon as we have an eligible winner that claims this final giveaway.

    EDIT January 4, 2024:

    There was no response received for the selected winners for Elden Ring and God of War.

    I am re-drawing for both these games and will update this post once these final two game codes are accepted by the new winners.

    EDIT January 3, 2024:

    All games have been claimed apart from two: Elden Ring and God of War. Considering it is the holiday and there may be some obligations, I'm extending the 24 hour window by another 24 hours. If the winners do not reply by Jan 4, 2024 ~ 9 AM ET, they will be forfeit and I will re-draw new winners.

    EDIT January 2, 2024:

    Giveaway Ended! All winners have been notified, but they have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, I will re-draw for the new winner the next day until all codes have been exhausted.

    I will also be editing this post periodically to acknowledge who won and if they accepted.

    I loved reading all these comments, and thanks for everyone responding here and also sharing an optional story! There's a lot of positivity and hope out there, which makes me also feel the same.

    P.S. - I really wish I could afford more games to giveaway to you all, but we can certainly do something like this in the future and perhaps make some kind of collaborative giveaway.

    Stay safe, and happy new year ahead!

    Original Post:

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    In spirit of the holiday and the upcoming new year, I want to do something nice for you all and give away 10 Steam codes for some of my favorite games that I've played recently!

    Games I'm giving away:

    1. Elden Ring - Winner @[email protected]
    2. God of War - Winner @[email protected]
    3. Hogwarts Legacy - Winner @[email protected]
    4. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition - Winner @[email protected]
    5. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered - Winner @[email protected]
    6. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - Winner @[email protected]
    7. Persona 5 Royal - Winner @[email protected]
    8. Returnal - Winner @[email protected]
    9. Tales of Arise - Winner @[email protected]
    10. UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection - Winner @[email protected]

    How to Enter:

    • Comment on this post with the one game you are interested in.
    • Optional: Share a story about something that made you happy or hopeful this year. Or share a story about a game you recently played that you loved.

    Restrictions:

    • You can only enter once, and pick only one game.
    • Your Lemmy account must be at least 30 days old and have participated recently in Lemmy/Fediverse.
    • If your account appears to be a bot, troll, or spam account, you will not be selected.
    • Moderators of the [email protected] community are not eligible.

    Winner Selection:

    • I will randomly select eligible winners below.
    • You will be notified via two ways: I will @ mention you and reply on your comment to this post. I will also send you a private message.
    • If you are selected, you will have 24 hours to respond to me to claim your eligibility.
    • For transparency, please also reply to my public-facing comment so that others know you received and claimed the code successfully.
    • If I do not get a response from you within 24 hours, you are forfeited and a new winner will be redrawn the next day.

    Deadlines:

    • You must enter by end of day December 31, 2023, local time.
    • I will start drawing 10 winners either on Jan 1 and Jan 2. (Hey, I have family obligations so I'll do my best to start on Jan 1.)

    Disclaimers:

    • This not a sponsored post of any kind. I purchased these keys myself for the sole purpose of this giveaway.
    • They activate only on Steam as Retail OEM keys.
    • These keys come from Game Billet, a legitimate reseller. They do not come from sketchy places like G2A (NEVER, ever do business with G2A or companies like them).
    • Steam Support: How to activate a Product Key - https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/2A12-9D79-C3D7-F870

    Proof:

    • https://i.postimg.cc/B64HRwvS/giveaway1.jpg
    • https://i.postimg.cc/C17k0HZj/giveaway2.jpg

    Cheers (the holiday kind),

    CatZoomies | PCMR Moderator, on behalf of the moderation team

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    Dollar Stores: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    John Oliver discusses dollar stores and why Irish Spring is not his soap of choice.

    Video Duration: 21:53

    YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/p4QGOHahiVM | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4QGOHahiVM

    Invidious Link (privacy-respecting frontend for YouTube): https://vid.puffyan.us/watch?v=p4QGOHahiVM

    ---

    Comments:

    • John Oliver promotes awareness for work reform.
    • Highlights systemic corruption in dollar stores.
    • Calls out unsafe conditions and human rights abuse.
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    God of War is coming to GOG

    www.gog.com God of War

    Enter the Norse realm His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kr

    God of War

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/7544165

    > https://www.gog.com/en/game/god_of_war > > Enter the Norse realm > > His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same. > > Grasp a second chance > > Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son. > > Journey to a dark, elemental world of fearsome creatures > > From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains and caves of pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters and gods. > > Engage in visceral, physical combat > > With an over the shoulder camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War™ mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of the God of War series while presenting a vision of conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

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    God of War is coming to GOG

    www.gog.com God of War

    Enter the Norse realm His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos

    God of War

    https://www.gog.com/en/game/god_of_war

    Enter the Norse realm

    His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same.

    Grasp a second chance

    Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.

    Journey to a dark, elemental world of fearsome creatures

    From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains and caves of pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters and gods.

    Engage in visceral, physical combat

    With an over the shoulder camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War™ mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of the God of War series while presenting a vision of conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

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    Results of the PCMR Name Change Survey

    Hello PCMR community!

    On July 13th, we asked the community for your opinion if you would like to change the name of this community.

    Results of the Survey :

    • Yes - 28.1%
    • No - 71.9% (winner)

    Of the 1,201 responses received, we as a community have democratically decided that we should not change the name from PC Master Race. I am grateful to our community for your input, as this was a difficult topic to navigate together.

    If you would like to review the history of this, please check out this post here: https://lemmy.world/post/1430610

    We'll pin this post for some time and then consider adding a bullet into the sidebar for this Community to help stave off further discussions around this topic as the community has already decided collectively.

    Kind regards,

    The Moderator Team > @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected]

    EDIT 30-Aug-2023:

    Due to some of the recent targeted attacks against Lemmy.world, I noticed that the image I shared with this post was purged from their servers.

    Here's a new screenshot of the results for posterity: https://i.postimg.cc/jqNg5gWx/pcmrsurvey.png

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    Discussion - What games are you playing right now?

    The 3DS has such an extensive library of games, and I used to play it so much as my favorite console back when it first came out.

    This year with the eShop closing, I went on a bit of a spending spree and picked up a lot of games for it.

    Currently I'm playing through Detective Pikachu and am almost near the end. This game is surprisingly better than I thought it would be, as I'll admit my curiosity to play it was first formed when I played Ace Attorney on 3DS, and then of course with the Ryan Reynolds movie a few years back.

    After I put this one down, it's time for Tales of Abyss - a game I've owned for so long but never played.

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    Our Response to the “PC Master Race” Name Controversy

    We, the moderators of PC Master Race, acknowledge there has been recent controversial posts shared in our Lemmy community that suggest the name of the community should be changed. The argument is that usage of “Master Race” can potentially be associated with the Nazi regime since “master race” is a specific reference to Aryan persons.

    Due to message length limits in Lemmy, see the below replies which outlines the post-mortem discussion by the moderators of this community.

    Topics:

    1. What happened?
    2. What is the current state?
    3. What are we doing to address this?
    4. What happens if the name of this community is changed?
    5. Next Steps
    6. Take the Survey

    Notices:

    • Survey link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLqKx4y49BnmsyuEdwZUCSOTg3rWCjqqfloxhoE59CF7TH6g/viewform
    • This survey will close on August 20. We will create a new post summarizing the decision afterward.
    • You can take the survey anonymously and without signing into a Google account.
    • Due to the controversy around this topic, this Post will be locked.
    • The moderators will share the results of this initial survey to the community after 30 days to allow sufficient time to collect feedback from the community.
    • No new posts about the Name Change topic will be accepted. If you would like to discuss this further with the community, please use this older post: https://lemmy.world/post/1100953

    Final Thoughts:

    • Regardless of where you stand on the name "PC Master Race", at the end of the day we are all people. We are all connected by a hobby that we love: gaming on PC, or just being PC enthusiasts.
    • We are a democratic community that encourages everyone to be respectful, have fun, and engage with each other.
    • Be kind to others, even when they have an opinion that you disagree with.

    If you have specific questions, please send a Private Message to the moderators which you can find in the sidebar. Thank you for your understanding.

    Kind regards,

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    Nintendo 3DS - Error Message when playing cartridge game

    Posting this for posterity

    Problem:

    When attempting to play a 3DS physical cartridge game on the Nintendo 3DS, the error message appears: "Error Message: An Error Has Occurred. Hold Down the POWER Button."

    Background:

    Since Reddit has basically gone to the waste and since Lemmy (Fediverse) is indexable by search engines, I wanted to post this helpful guide to assist people with cartridge errors. I saw a lot of unresolved Reddit threads, so here is some resolution for you gamers out there that never got your answer. As the 3DS ages and due to the complexity of the technology compared to much older simpler systems, more errors have been popping up for both the game cartridges and the consoles themselves. These consoles have reached end of life and Nintendo is gradually winding down support for them, so it will become much more difficult to get support or get them repaired. Additionally if you send off a limited edition console for repair, you may not get that same one back. Use this guide to help with an error when you can't load a physical cartridge game on your console.

    Official Nintendo Support Articles:

    • Error Message: An Error Has Occurred. Hold Down the POWER Button. (https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/655/)
    • How to Use the Nintendo 3DS Download Software Repair Tool (https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/71/)

    Quick bullet points (full context in above articles):

    • Do the standard stuff with technology: Reboot the 3DS, apply system updates, apply software updates, and check for any dirt/obstruction/physical damage to both the system and the game card itself.
    • If dirt found, clean it using proper methods (e.g., High concentrate isopropyl alcohol and allow plenty of time to dry thoroughly, pencil eraser and gently rub over the pin contacts, etc.)
    • Determine if the issue happens to a different game cartridge. If yes, try more cartridges in order to isolate the issue to either the 3DS itself or to your game cartridges.
    • If the issue persists on all physical cartridges, your 3DS needs to be repaired. Contact Nintendo.
    • If the issue only happens with one or two cartridges but works with fine with other game cartridges, the problem is either with the game cartridge itself (it's physically bad) or can potentially be mitigated by using the 'Software Repair Tool'.
    • Download the 'Software Repair Tool' from the 3DS eShop. Follow the prompts and attempt to repair the software.
    • Try again with the physical game cartridge and see if issue persists. If yes, the cartridge is the problem.

    Next Steps:

    • If any hardware issue is determined after you troubleshoot it, contact Nintendo. You'll need to get your 3DS repaired or get your game cartridge repaired/replaced.
    • There may be other solutions online you can research to determine if you can fix it yourself. Do your research. If you are not confident in what you are doing nor do you have the right tools or skills, do not attempt to repair it. You can break it and that would be disappointing.
    • Up to you, but if your game no longer works, there are always "other ways" to play that game again. Consider hacking your 3DS so you can play the games that are no longer sold, in print, broken, or ridiculously inflated by the used market.
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    Games that scratch the Golden Sun itch?

    While I wait for Golden Sun 1 to pop up on Switch Online, Nintendo to gather analytics and metrics of the demographics playing it, and for Nintendo to calculate if a remake is viable and will sell, I'm in the need of scratching that itch for an adventure like Golden Sun.

    Are there any games that are similar to Golden Sun? What do you recommend?

    Currently I'm playing Tears of the Kingdom and Persona 5 Royal (my first entry into the Persona series). I haven't played Octopath Traveler, but I heard from others it is a similar type of series.

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    My Pop OS installation is super laggy - any ideas?

    Hey everyone,

    To set a quick expectation, I'm an absolute Linux noob. I'm comfortable with running commands in CLI and can do basic stuff, but the advanced things I'll learn over time.

    I installed Pop_OS on a separate nvme drive in my PC. My PC that I built also has Windows, but that's on a completely different nvme drive. The drive for Linux is dedicated just to Linux only. I chose Pop because I'm a gamer and heard it's the most approachable.

    I've noticed that my Pop OS is pretty laggy and slow. When it comes to opening up any windows, opening the Pop shop, etc, it performs bad and frequently I get the "Pop Shop not responding" error on open that prevents me from using it.

    Are there any tips to diagnose this or some setting that's buried in CLI that I can run? I've checked all the GUI settings and everything appears to be set correctly. I have the latest most available GPU driver, latest version of Pop, I sudo apt update/upgrade everything on there, and still it lags and is slow.

    Is there a possible power management restriction that I need to override?

    I'm quite lost so I appreciate the suggestions. I have 0 issues with my windows installation - all games run fine, OS is buttery smooth. I want to switch to Linux but this problem just frustrates me and I can't figure it out by searching online.

    Specs:

    • CPU - Intel i7 12700K
    • GPU - MSI RTX 3080 Gaming Z Trio (10 GB)
    • Storage - Samsung 970 M2. nvme (Linux drive), Samsung 980 M2 nvme (Windows drive)
    • Memory: Corsair DDR4-3600 (XMP on, set to 3600 Mhz in Bios)
    • Mainboard: MSI PRO Z690-A (latest Bios)
    • Case: Corsair 5000d airflow
    • CPU Cooler: Noctua D15
    • Fans: Lian Li 3 front intake, 2 rear exhaust. Fan orientation is correct and speeds are set for positive pressure.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention a year ago I had tried out both Ubuntu, and then Pop. I didn't really see much issues with Ubuntu. I've reinstalled Pop on multiple drives (including some standard old SSDs) and the issue persists.

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    Hindsight is a lovely thing

    I've been a Jags fan for a long time, and I got to meet this one player, get him to autograph my jersey, and had a picture taken. Ah, how naive I was.

    I'm extremely excited for the 2023 season - Duval til we die!

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    Gimme GS Remake

    Come on Nintendo! Camelot needs to be liberated from indentured servitude to Mario sports.

    Meme credit: u/Kazman2007 on Reddit

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