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glennmagusharvey

@glennmagusharvey@sakurajima.moe

Likes games, music, nature, and stories.

Plays games and watches anime at the wrong time (i.e. basically never when it's new/airing or otherwise hot).

also on imastodon.org as https://imastodon.org/@bluebirdblackforest
(I post about music there)

formerly on twitter as @GlennMHarvey

avatar: Rayne Lindwurm, from eXceed 3rd
background: Sora, from the Suguri and Sora universe

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chikorita157, to VideoGames
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If buying is not ownership, then piracy is not theft they say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZYy9KzFT2w

#enshittification #videogames #drm

glennmagusharvey,
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@chikorita157 TIL #Uplay doesn't exist anymore.

I wonder what's the fate of the ...like two games I had on it.

mforester, to random
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The GameBoy had some amazing games. 🥰
I wasn't quite ready to let this system go, after speeding through Mario Land 2. So I played SML 1 too (first try, no savestates, 35 minutes) and I'm now replaying . I forgot how clever the game is at showing what you can do and how it keeps adding new things all the way until the end. I'm now at the second to last stage and I still haven't reached the "let's get this over with" state. 😁

glennmagusharvey,
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@mforester I remember basically marathoning Donkey Kong '94 (i.e. this game) because it was so much fun. And I don't even normally play puzzle games! But despite its surprisingly epic length (which amusingly I didn't know about until I played through it, so I really got the "Mario chasing Donkey Kong through town" feel haha), its levels are interesting enough and the difficulty curve gradual enough, while also basically gfting a giant pile of extra lives that definitely came in handy after a while, that I enjoyed this quite a lot.

It's an excellent game, honestly. The difference between Super Mario Land (basically the first game for the system) and this game really shows how much more experience devs had with the system's capabilities by 1994.

Sidenote: the Super Game Boy manual has a whole section dedicated to this game. It was a little awkward when I had the SGB but didn't have this game as a kid, lol

fujiwara, to random
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She's so funny, there's absolutely nothing going on in that brain.

glennmagusharvey,
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@fujiwara ...is that a fart

glennmagusharvey,
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@fujiwara ah, fair

hanakogames, to random
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Your male protagonist romancing four girls while plotting to kill a fantasy Emperor is not yuri. It's also not historical, WWI-based, or a platformer, unlike the tags you picked. #CurationWoes

glennmagusharvey,
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@hanakogames
What is this, wrong tag bingo?

glennmagusharvey,
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@hanakogames Tag auto-suggestions? I guess Valve is also trying to get in on the AI craze, with predictably bad results.

LMG3864, to random
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Heyo everyone!

I wanted to drop by to let you know that MF-01 Aerostrike is currently 20% off during the# SteamSpringSale!

There's also a free demo available to try out the game before buying. All progress will carry over.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2303500/MF01_Aerostrike/

#metroidvania #bullethell

glennmagusharvey,
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@LMG3864 Ooh, I saw this in the #ItchSpringSale!

Handy link for anyone who wants to buy it on itch:
https://lmg3864.itch.io/aerostrike
And here's LMG3864's bundle: https://itch.io/s/118270/lmgs-spring-sale-2024

Be sure to pay $3.49 or more to get the official soundtrack too!

#itchio #itch #itchiospringsale #GameDeals

glennmagusharvey, to random
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I like the #Castlevania games a lot but I'm just not vibing with the TV series for some reason

awilbert, to retrogaming

Slowly making my way through SMB3 (All Star edition) on the Pocket. This thing has been great for quickly picking something up when I have a spare five minutes. Play through a couple levels, then put it down again.
#RetroGaming #AnaloguePocket #SNES

A silver Analogue Pocket handheld game system with the overview map of World 4 from Super Mario Bros 3.
A silver Analogue Pocket handheld game system with the overview map of World 5 from Super Mario Bros 3.

glennmagusharvey,
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@awilbert So how does this machine work? Does it just freeze the emulation on standby like a cell phone app does (or at least should)?

I know I've messed with Lemuroid before but it gave me some trouble with saves, which is why I basically don't play games on my phone lol

glennmagusharvey,
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@awilbert @OffTheBooks Ooh, nice.

I remember one time I tried to not use warps and I was totally unprepared for a rather confusing world 6 stage. This was on the NES cart, with no save, so I had to end the run there.

glennmagusharvey, to random
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i just tooted about Castlevania: Symphony of the Night twice in a row (once as an explicit mention, once as a meme/reference)

(both were replies, in case you're curious to look for them)

this isn't very many times but it is notable in that it happened twice in a row

chikorita157, to random
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Fedidrama...

> A strange game.
> The only winning move is not to play.

Just saying.

glennmagusharvey,
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@chikorita157 "The same can be said of all internet drama."

chikorita157, to random
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I think I'm going to do musical chairs with the IP addresses as it's taking a while to fix the routing issues with one of the IPs. There are two good IPs, which is all we need for our two servers. The other IPs can be used for the backend stuff for the hypervisor management and search servers.

#sakurajimainfo

glennmagusharvey,
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@chikorita157
my brain on wordplay puzzles:
"'sakurajimainfo' contains the substring 'main'"

glennmagusharvey, to random
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I finished an anime series earlier this month but I still haven't gotten over it so i have yet to watch anything else lol

also I ❤️ Mary (i think i mentioned this before but it's still on my mind lol)

realTuckFrumper, to random
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Republicans now say it is okay to ignore the Supreme Court... https://feedpress.me/link/20202/16552499/ar-BB1hrItf?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon

glennmagusharvey,
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@realTuckFrumper The Supreme Court matters to wingnuts, but only when it agrees with them.

glennmagusharvey, to random
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anytime is a good time to toot about durian

glennmagusharvey, to random
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consider: tropical witchcraft, involving avocados and durians

anianimalsmoe, to Anime
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Hello again turtle from Frieren, now in winter form.

glennmagusharvey,
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@anianimalsmoe Turtle! ❤️

fujiwara, to random
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It's so quiet tonight... :akko_mmh:

glennmagusharvey,
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anianimalsmoe, to Anime
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If I had a nickel for every time an adventurer got eaten by a dragon this anime season, I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice. 🪙🪙

#anime #AnimeThoughts

glennmagusharvey,
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@anianimalsmoe Are the dragons portrayed as the good guys or the bad guys?

Hot take: they should be good guys; adventurers are pesky.

(lol i have not watched anything from this season so i know nothing about the context. but i like dragons)

angelus_04, to retrogaming
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glennmagusharvey,
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@angelus_04 "Dad is the incarnation of phone."

rob200, to Sony

Why the #freetoplay model is actually better for the digital ownership then any payed digital items.

Recently Sony took away it's users abilities to play movies they once bought. Idk if this means you can't play the movies even if they are installed on the hardware and you are playing it offline.

But say you bought a game like say Mario All Stars, well now you can't buy that if you wanted to (legally) it's gone. That likely has a big impact on fans since they won't sell Galaxy or sunshine in the eshop.

Then say you're playing Fortnite everything is free to begin with except the skins and emotes etc pretty much. If they took away a game mode, it's not the biggest deal since game is free and there are so many of them. Or say they stopped selling a skin in the game due to licensing issues. You can still likely use the skins you bought and get into a game freely for some time.

all in all, in free to play you don't lose as much when they do take away stuff, especially if you never payed to begin with. The game still goes on. With the #Sony situation, it doesn't look like the digital movies are lasting after suposibly paying for them. What's even the point?

glennmagusharvey,
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@rob200 I'd say the problem here is that there is DRM on those movies to begin with. If there were no DRM, e.g. if they're just downloadable files that are independently viewable offline, then one would continue to be able to access them even if Sony stops supporting the downloading/streaming.

Meanwhile I'd say that free-to-play is problematic for a couple reasons: (1) it produces a game that depends on some sort of live service, which naturally can't last forever, while a standalone game can be preserved indefinitely, and (2) it encourages a game design goal of attracting players but frustrating them into paying money. (The exception is a game that is truly free and doesn't encourage such payment as a way to make the game more enjoyable.)

I find that I most "trust" games that are just one-time purchases, and I hope to be able to buy them DRM-free. These days I just don't even bother anymore with (for example) games on Steam, due to DRM.

To be fair, I mostly play single-player games. Multiplayer games that receive updates (e.g. MMOs) can be a different story, as they kinda require a live service to run. I don't really know what I'd prefer, but I might still prefer games that require some basic purchase level to play, since it gets rid of the second issue I mentioned.

glennmagusharvey,
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@rob200 Ah, I see.

I have no experience with Fortnite, but I used to think that way about Team Fortress 2, which I once played free-to-play. But I realized it wasn't just the cosmetics that were locked behind a purchase; it was also the fact that my inventory was quite small, and wouldn't fit anywhere near a useful variety of weapon options.

hanakogames, to random
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"Do you like female protagonist and turn-based battles?"

I might but your game doesn't appear to HAVE one. #CurationWoes

glennmagusharvey,
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@hanakogames Wait, someone seriously try to get you to play a game without a female protag by asking if you like female protags?

murau, to random
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​:ablobcatwhackyfast:​💥#ドット絵

glennmagusharvey,
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@murau
@kkarhan
I am amazed that the cpu tower getting knocked over caused such an impact that the room lights went off.

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