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https://kbin.social/sub/newest

now shows the 404 and that's the url that I use by default, because I prefer newest to go first

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cool, thanks

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Could we sabotage the LLM training so the data became worthless?

Like adding to our comments stuff like "2+2=5" "Abraham Lincoln discovered America" and whatever silly statement you can think of

Can registrations on kbin.social be disabled to stop spammers ( kbin.social )

kbin.social is being overrun with spammers. Can we disable registrations on this instance so they can't keep creating new accounts? Every day I log on, I have to spend the first 20-30 minutes, reporting and blocking a bunch of new accounts....

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yeah, I spend more time downvoting a blocking spammers than anything else

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The thing is they literally took pokemon 3D assets, edited them a little and that's all

Because pals look like this

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TOedaV033DY/maxresdefault.jpg

but now IN 3D!!!
Pals
https://imgur.com/PbtJxRr

They took Serperior head+ Milotic body and Primarina hair

https://nintenduo.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Palworld-Plagio-Pokemon-03-1024x576.webp

self-explanatory

For the thumbnail image, they took meoth face, purugly body and that's it

These designs are not "inspired" they simply imported the assets from a pokemon game on blender or something, used "copy and paste" for different body parts and that's it, job done that's their completely original creature, totally not copied

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I don't thinks so. It popular because "pokemon with guns" became a viral meme which sucks.

A a discontent pokemon fan myself I would love someone to make a pokemon clone since Game Freak is not really interested in doing good pokemon games anymore. But "Ark Survival Evolved with knockoff pokemon skins instead of dinosaurs" is not what I want

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Pokémon with guns wouldn't have gotten millions of sales on its own

The day before sold millions (but this one was refunded by millions too) and everybody and their mom knew it was a scam since it was announced like 2 or 3 years ago. Internet is weird, if something becomes viral it will sell, the quality does not matter, people just wants to be in

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The problem with TemTem is that it's an always online game, if the servers are turned off you won't be able to play, not even the single player campaign so it's a hard pass.

And the art style of both games are not my cup of tea, the do a disservice selling me the game.

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As far as I can tell The Day Before was overhyped early and people bought it because of the marketing

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheDayBefore/comments/lwaach/people_keep_saying_its_a_scam_whats_the_scam/

That's a 3 years old post. Everybody knew it was a scam back then. to the point the studio released "We are not a scam, trust me bro" statements (which made it more obvious it was a scam)

I don't remember hearing about it before

Internet has been talking about "pokemon with guns" for 2 years or so since the developers were already famous because they launched a "Breath of the Wild" knock off (Craftopia) that also sold well (not at the same level of palworld, but for being the first title of a brand new indie studio it sold really well)

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No one will know what you're looking for better than you, but people have been making games inspired by Pokemon for a long time now.

A Pokemon clone with high production values made in Japan. Or if it's not made in Japan one that uses it own art style, I simply can't stand the "Fake anime" aesthetic that most indies use, like they learned to draw using this as refference

Think of Shin Megami Tensei (but not SMT V, that one sucks, they removed the dungeon crawling and the puzzles)

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it wouldn't have sold millions of units

People started to sell their steam accounts that owned the game and keys for the game for hundreds of dollars when it was announced the game was some bad that it was going to be removed from steam

If something is popular it will sell, the quality does not matter. You have the best example in Pokemon itself

url link blocking. What happened to it. ( kbin.social )

So when someone submitted a url at least at one point it would show up on the right and you could block it. So if someone posted a newsweek link you could block any link postings from like newsweek.com or maybe reddit.com or google.com. Lately though I have not been able to. It seemed to disapear at some point. I have not seen...

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You can still do it

More > More from domain > press the block icon

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The last Pokemon game I played was Y. It was largely the same game as Blue and Gold

Except they removed all traces of dungeons/caves (they are simple hallways with no exploration) and puzzles

Gordon_Freeman ,
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Today we got a huge wave of spam accounts

Gordon_Freeman ,
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I just block those accounts, we as users cannot do much more, I think

Gordon_Freeman ,
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If it's so sad, developers could, you know, stop developing for iOS

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Idk if they are phased out in my country, but I have never seen people using them (only in American movies, but not irl) or even talking about them, not even in the 90s. Using them it sound so archaic and ancient

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from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) to its successor, Counter-Strike 2

It's the same game. CSGO was updated to CS2

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That's cool and all, but the game is not on sale anymore and most people refunded it

Gordon_Freeman ,
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just that nobody comments or posts anything for months on end

I post regularly in some magazines, yet nobody reply or interact

Gordon_Freeman ,
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The topbar has no random magazines, it always show the same magazines (but in random order), at least for me

How much do you use Kbin for microblogging? ( kbin.social )

One of the things I find cool about Kbin is the fact that it's a platform for both thread aggregation and microblogging. How much do you use the latter side of things? Do you make microblog posts, actively browse the microblog tab, view them in your home feed, or rarely touch them?

Gordon_Freeman ,
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only if the magazine rules say I have to use microblogging instead of a normal post

I have no interest in microblogging, I don't see what's the point of it

Gordon_Freeman ,
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I don't like playing the devil's advocate but the only one with a walled garden is Apple

You can easily install plenty of alternative stores on android if you want (including the epic game store)

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Its core purpose is to facilitate online advertising by sharing a subset of user private information without the use of third-party cookies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy_Sandbox

Gordon_Freeman ,
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Are real alternatives out there?

I wanted to create content in the fediverse for the fediverse, but after giving it a though uploading videos on youtube was the best option

I looked at peertube but:
-Most instances have limits
-I'd need to research who is using that instance because
-if it's filled with tankies or other types of undesirable people some fediverse users will ask to be defederated from that troublesome instance and I'd get punished even if I did nothing wrong

In the end upload a video on youtube was the option that gives less headaches

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Nebula is the home of smart, thoughtful videos, podcasts, and classes from your favorite creators

It looks like it was not made for the type of content I created

Gordon_Freeman ,
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Will they hire Hideki Naganuma? he composed some tracks for a couple of indie titles inspired by JSR

Gordon_Freeman , to Mbin Blog Updates
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Dumb question. How to crosspost?

Gordon_Freeman OP ,
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@ThatOneKirbyMain2568 Thanks, I saw multiple threads with the "crosspost" below and was wondering how to do it since I didn't dound the button. It's cool it's done automatically

Gordon_Freeman OP ,
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@minnieo Batman?

Gordon_Freeman ,
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Most of the magazines I subscribed are dead. The very few that post stuff receive no comments, I general everything is pretty dead

Gordon_Freeman ,
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It can't be worse than the experience with ads they provide

Can't block Hexbear communities - with workaround ( kbin.social )

So to my immense joy, Hexbear has started appearing on the front page again. Instance blocking is not available, and even the regular block feature sometimes fails (on certain communities?) for no clear reason. I've already tried blocking their "DuNk tAnK" and politics sub, it errors in a way that doesn't seem to happen...

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Gordon_Freeman ,
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And when he was there he said people should pay $1 to reload their weapons on Battlefield

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launched at a snail’s pace.

If speed is a problem, The EGS is painfully slow. I don't use is because it needs like 15 seconds to load the library (and it's just the part that is on screen if you scroll, it needs more time to load the games), in the rest of the launchers is practically instant

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Epic do not has economic issues, they earn a shitton of money between Unreal Engine licenses and Fortnite. It's only the Epic Game store and the issue is not the legal expenses is that nobody spends money in their store

IIRC the data they show every year says on average each users spends like $15 per year

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Meanwhile I did nothing and everything is working

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According to one developer, the game was developed by no more than 20 people

Meanwhile this is being made by a single person

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8NOD5sCmeU

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The ones who spent money on the store are the users, not the devs. And they are failing at bringing the people who would give them the money they want

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they pulled the whole 'xbox and pc exclusive' bullshit.

Unlike Sony that keeps launching games on Xbox /s

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I was meaning more the fact that Bethesda released on playstation until Microsoft bought them.

Sony has been playing this game for a longer time, as @CoderKat said, and nobody cared

Do you know Psygnosis of WipEout fame? They developed multiplatform titles for Staturn, PC and N64, when Sony aquired them that stopped (Well, they launched WipEout on the N64 and that angered Sony but they stopped after that)

Sucker Punch (Ghost of Tsushima) first game was for the N64

Guerrilla Games (Horizon Forbidden West) started developing on the Game Boy Color, and also made games for the GBA and Xbox

And a very long list of developers now owned by Sony, most of them developed for a bunch of different platforms before Sony's acquisition

But the thing is most people think those studios were created by Sony rather than purchased

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Nintendo and scalpers... Name a more iconic duo, I'll wait

Gordon_Freeman ,
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Who needs up to date misinformation when you can create your own misinformation?

It has happened multiple times, ChatGPT referenced to fake articles that were created by itself

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fact: a piece of information presented as having objective reality

Chess has tournament, leagues, championships, federation and all that like other sports and is accepted by the society (except for you, it seems) as an sport, so the objective reality is chess is a sport. That's the reality you live in, like it or not.

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