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Cake day: Jun 24, 2020


Nice! It kind of reminds me of Front Mission for the SNES.

I know. It’s just that the upright positioning of the switch in the picture isn’t exactly flattering.

No. Even if it weren’t for the whole Qatar kerfuffle, I still wouldn’t watch it, because I find watching soccer dreadfully boring.

I dunno. Looks like he’s already turned on.

Yes, there were a lot of PS2 games, but except for some rare Japanese titles that never reached the western market it was all the same expensive but boring mass market crap with fancy graphics.

Agree to disagree?

I suspect you remember it differently because you were a teenager easily impressed by fancy graphics at the time?

It’s part of the reason, sure, but I still do like to play PS2 games once every so often just because some games never made it off the system, like Burnout 3 (I don’t like Paradise’s open world). In fact, I softmodded my PS2 just recently so I can play games off its hard drive.

btw, if you enjoy Shadow of the Collossus, I would suggest emulating the PS3 version instead. I’ve seen powerpoint presentations that have more frames than the PS2 original.

It’s hard to say. The 90s are often lauded as the golden age, at least on PC, but games were fricking expensive back then! I think we have it pretty good now. Games are cheaper than they’ve ever been, but on the other hand, unless you’re buying a physical release or from GOG or itch if we’re talking PC, you don’t own the game, which sucks.

I’d say the golden age will be when we get rid of all DRM in games. Which should be, oh… *checks clock* …never. No way are the likes of Microsoft, EA, Sony, Nintendo, etc. going to allow their games to be distributed freely.

If you’re looking from the perspective of a PC gamer, then yeah, I see where you’re coming from. Console to PC ports only got tolerable relatively recently. But if you were playing on the PS2 at the time, it was soooo good. Even now, the versatility, not to mention the sheer size of PS2’s game library is insane.

Having some light-hearted quips ready to steer the conversation away from work sounds like a good idea. I’ll try that next time, thank you!

I would, too. Especially since the people mentioned do, in fact, have hobbies that have nothing to do with their job, which are also far more interesting. But thanks for putting my mind at ease. This topic has come up so often that it now takes real effort not to be mentally checked out of the conversation. I now refuse to engage in this topic, not because I want to be a jerk, but to preserve my sanity.

Exactly. Whenever work comes up as topic (which is painfully often), I start wondering if work is just their personality now. Because these people actually do have hobbies and interests, and I will gladly talk to them about those, but for some reason, they talk about work more often then they do about their hobbies. And I don’t understand why that is more interesting to them.

[…]he will devote the bulk of his wealth to fighting climate change

I’ll simply assume that the Earth is too cold for Bezos and he’s trying to make it warmer. I mean, why else would he release a couple of hundred tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere with his rocket joyride?

I don't want to talk about work with my friends, mine or theirs. Am I being rude?
I **hate** talking about work. I also listening about work. I don't exactly enjoy my job, so I try not to waste my free time thinking about work, talking about work or, heaven forbid, doing something for work. However, my friends talk about their jobs all the time and it's painful to listen to. I told them as much, but the topic keeps popping up. I'm just not that invested in the specifics and minutia of their workday. I either lack the knowledge to understand their work process or, more often than not, just don't care. That is, unless something bad happened and they want to vent, I'm okay with that. But I still get looks, as if I should be interested about their job. Which, I'm sorry, I'm just not. Am I being unreasonable in trying to steer the conversation into a topic that isn't work-related?

Money may not buy happiness, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.

Shockingly enough, still not as shit as the anime this invention took inspiration from.

Dude really thinks the future is people walking around with expensive VR/AR headsets. From Meta, no less. Delusional bastard.

DOOM: Eternal Shame. Or at least until the internet forgets about it.

This is probably not a meme, so apologies for that. I do find it funny, though. Here's what the cookie selection window looks like: ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/50fde2cf-2c58-4bb4-a47c-a234741f3564.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/8c82a67c-d52c-43a8-9d55-d960c1870f0b.png)

Games publisher PQube Games accused of exploiting developer Mojiken Studio's heritage for funding
Steam post: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1201270/eventcomments/3325366198376331693 Tweet: https://twitter.com/ASFTUgame/status/1562319004949028864

Post was not made by me, by the way. I didn't leave (or join) PINE64, it's just the title of the article.

What's the cheapest hardware that can playback videos at 1080p?
There are so many options out there, it's kind of dizzying. I'm looking for a cheap solution that I could hook up to a TV and ethernet, so it could run a flavor of Linux (or BSD) and play videos at 1080p. Bonus points if it can handle 1080p@60 FPS. Other than that, it would be used for light web browsing. I was looking at Raspberry Pi 4, but is there anything else you would suggest?

The deception, it never ends