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levi

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It's always worth playing some NeoGeo fighters. I mean I'm still pretty rubbish at them (I was trained with Virtua Fighter, and I suspect I'd have my arse handed to me by almost anyone these days with that as well).
 
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The last "fighting" game I played was Bayonetta, and I feel it not so different from the 1 VS 1 recent games I played... I feel like a noob at those... too many moves to learn, really too many... and if I try to stick with the 3/4 moves I like the most, every time happens some sequence that I didn't want to do...

"X-Men: Children of the Atom" was the only "complex" game I was able to master at the time, but after that everything reached a level too higher/faster for me...

I'm still playing Bayonetta sometimes after finishing it at the normal difficulty, but it's mostly just an evade/random attack until I win... but then my smart-watch tells me that I'm too stressed and have to stop what I'm doing... and I can't, because there are no middle-save in that game, and I'll have to beat again 3 bosses in a row won with pure and bare luck after a lot of trials ! (And to think that I see people complaining about the high difficulty of Darksiders 3...damn, that's easy in comparison with Bayonetta !)
 
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@PowerGod Unless you have a known condition and need to watch out, throw away that smartwatch. Living organisms build themselves up to meet the stresses they expect. No stress -> decay.
 
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@PowerGod Unless you have a known condition and need to watch out, throw away that smartwatch. Living organisms build themselves up to meet the stresses they expect. No stress -> decay.
It was a gift, so I'm just experimenting with it, some information are interesting, and actually it seems pretty accurate in some things... about the stress level with Bayonetta, it was right :p I wanted to destroy the entire software house who made the game in those moments xD
 

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i'll be looking to see if any others on the list are worth my time...
Some of my favorite Metroidvanias in approximately that order, they are all available DRM-free and run on Linux:
- Hollow Knight
- Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
- Wuppo (via WINE)
- Teslagrad
- Dust: An Elysian Tail
- Ori and the Blind Forest (WINE/Proton)
- Cave Story Plus
- Apotheon
 

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Some of my favorite Metroidvanias in approximately that order, they are all available DRM-free and runran on Linux:
Fixed that for you. DRM-free software is better than DRM-encumbered, but doesn't mean you get the source to it, which means you can't rebuild it and patch it when a library it uses deprecates some feature it's using.
 

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Fixed that for you. DRM-free software is better than DRM-encumbered, but doesn't mean you get the source to it, which means you can't rebuild it and patch it when a library it uses deprecates some feature it's using.
I meant what I said, they all run on my current Linux Mint for example.
We won't get more commercial Open Source games anytime soon, you can thank the Chinese for that to some degree.
 

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Skyrim (Switch Lite)
Because one of my favorite German Lets Players Gronkh just begun whit this Game, I decided to restart also:
This time I am the female Argonian Matze, I just defeated my first Dragon and are now on the way to the “High Rodgar “ to learn about my Powers as Dragonborn ^^


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There were different name laws in the Argonian Race, so Matze is a Female Name..

Just remember Max in Live is Strange ^^

And in the End whit the big Armor, it’s dosnt matter much what’s your gender or race is.. ^^


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Something, I don't understand. Elaborate, please.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJxuyxqWg-w

Remember when people said that capitalism leads to innovation?
It's rather the opposite, it just leads to more theft.
 

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After i was visiting the Grey Beards, I had to search the Horn of Juergen Windrufer , but unfortunately Delfine was earlier and told me whit a note to come to riverwood, After she told me what I have to do, I was on the Way to kill a Dragon for her, but on this way there came another Dragon, but it was killed by a Mammoth and a Giant, this was pretty wyrd


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Fixed that for you. DRM-free software is better than DRM-encumbered, but doesn't mean you get the source to it, which means you can't rebuild it and patch it when a library it uses deprecates some feature it's using.
unfortunately, even open source stuff can effectively become un-rebuild-able if it uses an obsolete/deprecated library. if it's not being actively developed, you can be in trouble.

i wish libraries would make it easy to upgrade automatically; i.e. provide guarantees that if your program worked before a version bump, you could run a tool to update your code and it would work with the next version of the library...
 

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Innovation stays the same. Standing on the shoulders of giants, you do your own little additions. In capitalism just more things are called theft. ;)
Capitalism doesn't call anything theft. That's things like copyright and patents (although legally neither of those is actual theft but never mind), which were added to capitalism to make it more sane for inventors. Fifty years ago you'd have argued they're an essential part of the capitalist setup, but china has shown that as long as you don't copy something the state is running and try to sell it you'll be fine, and you don't need all that expense of patent offices and copyright registries and stuff.
 

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@levi I'd say, if everything was rather about collaboration instead of competition, there would not be a concept of intellectual property. And in the western world it's capitalism, that brings such a strong focus on competition to the table. That's why - at least in my mind - all that IP shitfuck is a capitalist thing.
 

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Yes, that certainly was the makeup between the US and the soviet union as it was, but a lot has happened since then, and it ignored most of the rest of the world anyway. In spite of Trumps promise to support failing industries, the US hasn't really changed since then, even if the previously soviet states have fractured, and China's become something else. But yes, the IP shitfuck as you so nicely put it is part of the US/western european democratic consensus, even if other people are taking capitalism and doing different things with it.
 

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Finished the Gothic playable teaser, it's about 1h of gameplay. Looking forward to its release, already plays better than Elex. If you have any of the Gothic games on Steam, you can play the teaser.

Currently playing Shadow Tower: The Abyss on PCSX2. It's a FROMSOFT game. Originally released to Japanese audience only, there is now a fan translation available.
It's pretty nice following the evolution of the King's Field and Shadow Tower titles into what became the Souls games.
Edit: Pretty difficult and by now nerve-gratingly slow. I can see myself giving up on this title very early on without being able to use save states. Atmo, loot and exploration still rock though.
Taking a break from it with Prey 2017 again. Which dumb me started on survival mode, and going for a powerless run. Why am I doing this?
 
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