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Disaster is nearing. Mass displacement. Mass starvation. Mass death. It is all imminent. Do you understand?
  • It’s part human nature, part prevailing individualistic culture in most of the world. People value material goods, services, experiences, and conveniences more than societal well being or collective good, despite all the transparent virtue signaling. You can see much of that hypocrisy in this echo chamber of empty whining and doomerism coming from the most consumptive, highest carbon footprint populations in the world.

    The standard of life in modern developed nations is too high for most people to fathom sacrificing these luxuries. The average person is not willing to give up traveling, SUVs, meat and dairy, phone upgrades, 2 day shipping etc.

    Nor is the infrastructure in place for many of those sacrifices. Ever try to get basic groceries without single use plastic? Try relying on public transit in any US metro area? Getting an appliance repaired without paying more than for a new one?

    We will see if things actually change. Judging by this thread most people don’t care by proxy of self pity and learned helplessness.

  • "How am I supposed to explain this to my children?!"
  • I’m in my 30s and we had them all throughout grade school.

  • Games to replace Total War: Warhammer 3 with?
  • Songs of Conquest if you’re looking at turn based 4X games.

  • me_irl
  • This guy’s management material.

  • Arm Holdings CEO expects Arm chips to capture 50% or more of PC market space by 2029
  • And bitcoin will hit $1m and Google Stadia will be 80% of the gaming market and Lemmy will be bigger than Reddit and Tizen will overtake iOS and

  • The N64
  • I believe the N64 was huge in the US, Canada, and Japan, but PlayStation dominated that generation overall. I always preferred the PS graphics, the library, and the controller personally.

    It’s kinda weird that the N64 seems to have a much bigger legacy. I think it’s because of Nintendo’s ability to make timeless games that are remembered more fondly than PS ones, but I would argue that games like Spyro, Tekken 3, GT2, and SotN aged just as gracefully as the N64 classics like SM64, Smash, Mario Kart, and OoT. Plus you can play them on a normal controller.

  • [Discussion] Do you still use your Steam Deck much?
  • I’m the same: I used it a ton when I first got it and now it’s collecting dust. Here are my personal issues with it:

    • I find it a little too big and bulky for 2D, retro, and lo fi games, but too low res and weak for a good experience on most larger/newer 3D games.
    • The controls and screen size/res are not adequate for most PC mkb oriented games.
    • The size, battery life, and low screen visibility in bright places make it not worth traveling with compared to my Switch.

    I guess I essentially just wanted a Switch that could use my Steam library for 2D indies and older games.

    Aside from that, I think I also kinda bought it to rejuvenate my interest in gaming, but it only did that for a few months. That has nothing to do with the Deck though.

  • Embracer Boss Mulls Increasing the Price of Video Games Beyond $70
  • They always cite how much it costs to make the game as the reason why they should be more expensive to buy.

    They’re not wrong, but the audience just isn't swallowing higher upfront prices. The only way they’re squeezing more out is with DLC, battle passes, mtx etc. which only work in specific types of games that have already saturated the market. It’s kind of an impossible situation atm.

  • Save 100% on Tell Me Why on Steam
  • I bought it on eeeebay

  • Everyone likes to circlejerk about revolution or whatever, but for 99.9% of people in developed countries, life is too good to put it on the line.

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is reportedly worried about an OpenAI deal with Apple
  • I like dunking on poor journalism as much as the next guy but Microsoft isn’t just some local office in Redmond. They’re a giant international megacorp with 200k+ employees. Their PR is 24/7. If they didn’t respond immediately, it means they don’t care to.

  • Star Citizen Pushes Through the $700 Million Raised Mark and No, There Still Isn’t a Release Date - IGN
  • No, it looks amazing but by the time it came out I was already pretty over it. 15 years ago I would’ve been obsessed with it. I am glad to see it’s still receiving DLC though.

    I used to love these games that were giant simulation sandboxes with massive scope where you start off as nothing and grind your way up to the top, whether by fighting or trading or crime or whatever. And I loved sci fi and fantasy settings. For whatever reason, I completely lost interest in all of that, and moved on to other hobbies.

  • Star Citizen Pushes Through the $700 Million Raised Mark and No, There Still Isn’t a Release Date - IGN
  • I was so excited for this game in 2012. It was going to be the perfect hybrid of two of my favorites, Freelancer and X3. 12 years later, I barely even play anything except the latest souls game and the occasional grand strategy dad game that I’ll be obsessed with for a week and never touch again. What a waste.

  • Snapdragon X Elite spotted running Baldur's Gate 3 at around 30fps, supporting claims that Windows games 'just work' on ARM chip
  • On the one hand, it’s impressive it “just works” at all considering it’s probably the biggest question for ARM PCs. On the other hand, this game in particular runs at a higher framerate and resolution on their main competition (M3) . Kind of a weird flex.

  • Star Citizen gets DLSS and Vulkan support, as new Nvidia driver adds support for F1 24, Hellblade 2, and more
  • Are you talking about MM? Can you explain what it is and why people don’t like it? I keep seeing it referenced but I don’t really get it.

  • The lunch rush is dead as Americans live for the weekend, office workers are pinching lunchtime pennies
  • Bean, chickpea, and lentil dishes last a week in the fridge (probably more tbh).

    Also, if you have a desk/cube, a great tip I picked up from a vegan friend is to keep a jar of peanut butter and a spoon in your drawer. Before I became remote, I would eat about 2 tablespoons at 10, 3, and 5. Probably not quite as good as the protein balls but cheap and effective.

  • Little things you can do to save the environment
  • The oil companies made me do it.

  • EA is looking at putting in-game ads in AAA games — 'We'll be very thoughtful as we move into that,' says CEO
  • Seems like people don’t think about it that way. Blaming “capitalism” for everything you don’t like is easy, but all it means is that these things exist because consumers want them. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be paying for it.

  • Traditional Eastern/Asian recipes that don't need to "burp"

    I’m thinking mostly of turşu (torshi) and kimchi.

    Traditionally, these vegetables are able to ferment fully sealed for weeks, months, or even years. My family ferments turşu for 6 weeks and they fill that bottle to the brim with no problem. But I have seen many reports of people doing European style fermentation who have popped lids and made a mess because they didn’t “burp” the jar.

    So what is the difference that makes them not need to release pressure? Can they be made in a metal lid mason jar?

    Also, there is vinegar in turşu solution - anywhere from 10% to 50% volume depending on the recipe. Some recipes boil the solution before adding to the jar. I have read many people say both vinegar and boiling will kill your culture, but I have seen both done and they definitely work. Any insights on this?


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