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NITW thread Anonymous Comrade 02/20/2020 (Thu) 11:18:17 No. 6315 [Reply] [Last]
Can this game be considered based?
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>>6398 lmao this is the most psuedointellectual bullshit vomit I've ever seen in my life, and I did half of a liberal arts degree and like to laugh at libs on twatter.
>>6399 The game or the /v/ guy's comment?
>>6402 The /v/ guy's comment. I have not played the game, but I like the art style.
>>6403 >The /v/ guy's comment. >I have not played the game (☞゚ヮ゚)☞ Redundant information. Actually I haven't played it either.
The game puts a lot of effort into trying to show the Socio-Economic factors that play into the characters Micro level personal problems (May's Parents chimping out because they were relying on her becoming a PMC white collar to save their house from getting foreclosed / Beatrice having to wageslave basically for free at their own parents business because their mom got wrecked by US healthcare and so on / The Boomers sacrificing children to Molech because they miss the 1950s / Angus and Gregg's whole Arc revolving around their desire to leave hickville USA NOT because of Homophobia or whatever but because they realise there will literally be no livelyhood there once the last of the small business gets obliterated) Now "Is it EssJayDubya shit" well...In some parts But not nearly to the degree that people on /v/ / /vg/ make it out to be. When Angus and Gregg were introduced as being gay i was also at first like "OMG Game fucking ruined just what i heard about he we go..." But No there is basically no pandering to the fact that the characters are gay outside of jokes and so on >TL;DR Very decent play if you like walking simulator / VN style games Decent messaging but everything does contain an EssJayDubya "twinge" in some way

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What do you think of Atom RPG? Anonymous Comrade 02/23/2020 (Sun) 12:07:54 No. 6382 [Reply] [Last]
What do you think of Atom RPG?
>>6382 Good. But not as good as Underail or Arcanum.
>>6384 I didn't like underail or arcanum but I love fallout.
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/survival/ - Survivalism, Preparedness & Cost-cutting Anonymous Comrade 01/13/2020 (Mon) 20:48:34 No. 5280 [Reply] [Last]
ITT post practical survival, self-sustenance and cost-cutting tips, not utterly useless political/macroeconomic/philosophical theory (that you will never be able to implement anyway because you are just plebeian on the internet, not part of the ruling class) and whining that you see on /leftypol/ The target audience can range from scavenging hobos to minimum wagers to landowners with no mortgages.
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I've got a plot that I want to plant with food and plant crops but the previous owner left plastic crap all over it and it's sunk into the top couple inches of top soil. I would have ideally just mulchsheeted all over the plot but I can't do that knowing now potentially how much crap is below the surface. Is there a method of finding and removing plastics, heavy metals and other pollution or do I need to turn over all of the topsoil and manually find and remove said polluted crap?
I adore this notion sometimes brought up by capitalist bootlickers "if you dont like capitalism just go and live in the woods on your own lmao". While in reality what makes this impossible isn't your inability to survive off the grid, rather, the omnipresence of "the grid". Yep, "living in the woods" is pretty much illegal in most places. How could capitalists allow that? You're a slave, remember. The only thing that differentiates you from a slave is that if you work hard and you're lucky you get to choose a nicer owner. Living on my own and not getting in trouble with the law would require a tent and some means of transportation, so as to move around quickly and never stay for long at one place. But then new problems arise: Heated tents are next to impossible to build yourself, they aren't cheap, they need actual refined fuels, not just wood. Tents in general don't protect you from wild animals. Since you can't grow anything, what the hell are you going to eat? Some forms of hunting and fishing are allowed where I live, but then again, you need fruits, vegetables, wheat, etc. And even hunting and fishing are only allowed in some designated places. Ah yes, moving around. Well depending on where you live a bicycle probably could suffice, but in most places not really. You need a motor-powered vehicle. Well, building a biomass gasifier is doable although dangerous. But than what? You gonna build an internal combustion engine too? None of these problems would arise if you could just get a place where you could stay safe from law enforcement.
>>5283 >Even the North Koreans are smart enough to realize that rice is shit for nutrition for the amount of labor and resources it takes to produce and so they switched to potatoes as their main staple food: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_production_in_North_Korea https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-aug-09-mn-64015-story.html https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/11/103_257928.html Nice sources there retard. Unironically kys.
>>6386 https://web.archive.org/web/20010720160440/http://kcna.co.jp/item/1998/9812/news12/21.htm >Farms across Korea are actively getting ready for potato cultivation. After this year's rich potato yields in some farm areas, potato cultivation in Korea is described as an interesting challenge and a promising venture. Korea's agriculture stresses rice, maize and other grains, but this orientation suffered a setback in recent years because of the severe cold and little sunshine in many rural areas. And potato requires far less fertilizer than rice or maize. These considerations inspired the nation to adopt potato as a solution to food shortage. Potato has already been an established crop for years in the mountainous provinces of Ryanggang, South Hamgyong and Jagang. Its extensive cultivation is earnestly planned in the intermediary areas and on plains. In particular, the farms on the plains are gearing themselves to the two-crop system through the cultivation of potato before the rice season, as an inter-maize crop and after the harvest of wheat, barley and vegetables. With still more area allotted for potato cultivation, widespread efforts are made to secure seeds, obtain new seeds suited to local conditions and assimilate advanced methods and experience of potato farming. Officials from the ministry of agriculture go out to the farms to help the proceedings at work. Next year the area under potato cultivation is expected to double that of this year. https://web.archive.org/web/20001012132848/http://kcna.co.jp/item/1998/9812/news12/30.htm >A prospect has been opened for attaining self-sufficiency in food through a great upswing in potato farming. https://web.archive.org/web/20010305170143/http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2000/200002/news02/04.htm >As the whole country drew on the experience of Taehongdan county with keen interest, potato, once considered as a secondary crop, has become one of the main crops like rice. https://web.archive.org/web/20010310111524/http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2000/200011/news11/28.htm >He said with great satisfaction that officials and working people of the Phothae integrated farm have made new progress in carrying through the party's policy of making a revolution in potato farming https://web.archive.org/web/20010217173434/http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2000/200011/news11/18.htm >The construction of minor power stations, large-scale land leveling and rezoning projects, revolution in potato cultivation, fish culture and all other gigantic projects now under way in the DPRK can be carried out only by the Korean people who have nurtured pluck and gut thanks to the trust of Kim Jong Il. https://web.archive.org/web/20191124040859/http://kcna.co.jp/item/2018/201810/news01/20181001-06ee.html >Rodong Sinmun Calls for Bringing about Radical Turn in Potato Farming >Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates an editorial to the 20th anniversary of the policy of bringing about a revolution in potato farming set forth by Chairman Kim Jong Il. >Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to Taehongdan County, Ryanggang Province on Oct. 1, Juche 87(1998) to advance the policy of bringing about a radical turn in potato farming, and clearly indicated the orientation and ways for increasing the agricultural production of the country through extensive potato farming, the editorial says http://www.pyongyangtimes.com.kp/?bbs=27328 >The period of the Arduous March and forced march in the 1990s is indelibly etched in the DPRK’s 70-year history replete with creation and changes.

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>>6300 >the reason why rice has been staple in Korean peninsula (and many other countries) is because it provides complementary vital amino acids to legumes, making meat consumption optional. no. potatoes are easier to grow in europe, and rice which needs a lot more water is easier to grow in east & southeast asia due to more rainfall. protein / amino acids weren't discovered until the 19th century, and the majority of east & southeast asians were illiterate/uneducated until the late 20th century. it's all about crop yield based on climate. so nobody knew/cared about nutrition, they didn't have processed foods / fast food / chocolates / soda anyway. climate regions (tropical, dry, temperate, continental, polar) were not created/divided up until the early 20th century, and even then the delineation of the regions were fuzzy until the mid-to-late 20th century beginning with the information age. when korea split, the north and south also happened to split at two different climate regions. so the north switching to potatoes as their main staple unlike the south is not just for nutritional reasons but it also makes more sense yield-wise based on their climate. today the south exceeds the north in rice production while the north exceeds in potato production.

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Gratitude journaling Anonymous Comrade 12/23/2019 (Mon) 23:51:13 No. 4712 [Reply] [Last]
I watched a video in support of gratitude journaling which claimed it's one of the best ways to feel more positive about life. I'm not sure how I feel about the idea, smacks a bit of self help woo woo but at the same time it isn't like it would be that difficult to try out. Video for anyone curious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPPFqsECz0
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Hello anons, exciting news! I'm gonna start my gratitude journal. I was just in the shower and as you know the shower is a great place to think. So, once I stop dripping, I'm going to go grab a notebook and start. Sorry, I would do the journal on here, I'm sure you'd all absolutely love to know about my life, but I think the physical act of writing with a pen and paper is probably part of the process. So, I'll let you guys know if it goes well.
that channel is cringe, if you have a problem simply lucid dream and find a solution, sometimes your subconscious has the answer
>>4712 >CBT Into the trash it goes.
I actually tried to do that as a kid, but couldn’t think of more than few things in really grateful for.
>>6319 Cock and ball torture (CBT) is a sexual activity involving application of pain or constriction to the male genitals. This may involve directly painful activities, such as wax play, genital spanking, squeezing, ball-busting, genital flogging, urethral play, tickle torture, erotic electrostimulation or even kicking.

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kino thread Anonymous Comrade 02/16/2020 (Sun) 09:18:54 No. 6232 [Reply] [Last]
Can you guys recommend some good or comfy kino to watch? It doesn't have to be socialist, it can be any kino you can think of that you have recently enjoyed watching. Bonus points if you can write a small summary of why you enjoyed this particular movie.
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>>6241 >some euro language Bruh, it’s Russian. It was Soviet cinema that coined the term in the first place.
>>6238 Sounds great. I’ll give it a go. Anyways, have any of you seen parasite? Is it any good?
>>6246 Not the same anon but Yes. It's imo the most original movie I've ever seen and generally a well made movie.
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A couple of films that have been on my mind lately: Cure by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Brilliant use of atmosphere to build dread, both through how it uses the settings of each of the murders (it begins as a procedural about murders with the hallmarks of a serial killer, except that each is done by a different person who claims to not remember doing it) and through its deteriorating recurring settings. I discovered it a few years ago I think, and it might be my all time favorite now. Christ Stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi. I saw this one last year when the newly restored and uncut version was released in the US. I'm thinking about it because I'm mad about that version not getting a bluray or streaming release. It's a 4-hour Italian epic about a city doctor who gets sent to some far flung, backwards village by Mussolini's government because he's been hanging out with his communist friends too much. It's a fascinating and very comfy (even if occasionally horrifying) depiction of what life was like at that time, and it gives a very good diagnosis of how bourgeois small-town governments and elites form their self-serving aristocracy that holds the common people in contempt. Unfortunately like I mentioned it's hard to find but if a screening happens near you, I highly recommend dropping everything to see it.
>>6247 Nice. Have heard good things about it from my friends too. I’m gonna give it a try.

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Comics & Cartoons Anonymous Comrade 10/24/2019 (Thu) 22:41:31 No. 1424 [Reply] [Last]
Did you also grow up watching great shit like Asterix, /hobby/? What were the best cartoons you could watch on your country's television?
Also general comics and cartoons thread.
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>>1424 I swear I have run into this government department at least once.
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Skippy, Blinky Bill & Lil Elvis were cartoons from Australia that were big in the 90s'
>>2726 Still better than Tintin in the lands of the soviets. Christ that was cringe. My country did us a favor censoring that garbage.
>>1424 This should be the separate thread for burger and nonburger /co/ content. What do you guys think about the subsidy in animation in Eastern bloc countries. Cat City used to be translated over here along with Nu, Pogodi!. Some absolute gems. https://youtu.be/5LNHYz89sNc https://youtu.be/NnJbtbh4tDE https://youtu.be/QKRG7PF73UA
>>5366 Nah, I think we need to keep them both the same for spacing reasons/current world internet globalism standards. If we want our ideals to be propagated: keep them sorted (be they revolutionary or mundane) Also my gosh that cartoon looks like rich commentary. Lot to unpack beyond the masterful use of color palette just in framing and character composition. Very interesting. The only thing to rival it from my United States side would be the strange obscure independent artist cartoons of the mid and early 2000s a now dead artist friend used to show me. Lot of posing like so it not like the modern buklshit cheap easy do a frame move mouths. Lot more weird stuff.

Game Design Comrade 10/02/2019 (Wed) 02:04:33 No. 256 [Reply] [Last]
Aren't video games a most perfect realization of the spectacle? I fail to think of anything which has made a "concrete inversion of life" so effectively as video games. More than this it seems to exhaust all who play them of the tribulations of life there by converting them into the most significant population of last men to date. Recognizing this it follows that video games are only useful to the extent to which we can make games capable of waking their viewer to the theft of their life by the bourgeoisie, both in terms of surplus value extraction, and in terms of the spectacle.

It's entirely possible that many here could team up to make a game capable of waking its viewers to the theft of their life by the bourgeoisie, both in terms of surplus value extraction, and in terms of the spectacle. While making a quality 3D game is much more challenging it is possible to get good results with GPL engines as that screen shot shows. Even if nothing else it is a productive direction for leftists with this affliction to pursue, and on a personal level resist the spectacle and alienation.

Any ideas for plot or mechanics of a game of this sort?
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>>6133 great for you, that's the only thing I'm struggling with right now
>>6140 We should join up then, 3D art is sole specialization and I'm pretty comfortable with it, I've even imported my stuff to Godot before.
>>6143 that would be great, didn't expect you to be actually interested. Just to be more specific, I'm stuck with animations, if you're really interested share your discord tag
>>6207 Anarcho-Monarchist#4757 I don't have much practice with animation, but I know the tools and have done it before.
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World of Guns: Gun Disassembly Anonymous Comrade 02/12/2020 (Wed) 07:20:32 No. 6115 [Reply] [Last]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Guns:_Gun_Disassembly >World of Guns: Gun Disassembly is a cross-genre simulation and puzzle video game that allows the player to operate and disassemble various firearms, as well as other mechanisms like automobiles, AFVs and aircraft. It was released in 2014 for Windows[1] and Facebook, and has been subsequently ported to the social network VK, as well as OS X, iOS, and Android platforms. The game is a follow-up on the same developer's Gun Disassembly series, first released in 2010,[2] expanding on the latter's feature set and library of interactive models. >The software can be used as both an interactive firearms reference source and encyclopedia,[3] and a casual puzzle game with a goal of disassembling and assembling models in the correct sequence and in the least possible time. Platform(s) Android Facebook iOS Mac OS X Windows SteamOS VK
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thanks based OP I cannot legally own gun in my country but such knowledge will come in handy for science . https://ultimate-disassembly.com/ does this webgl version contain all the models or is full version at steam worth buying?
>>6190 The full version on Steam is free also but it features a freemium model where you buy extra guns and things. You don't get that many guns with the base game but it's still neato I guess.
>>6190 Thanks based anonymous comrade for posting WebGL version, I didn't want this linked to fedbook.
>>6192 ye for practical purposes we shouldn't need to learn anything beyond ARs that are being utilized by armies around the world and base game seems to cover most of them. kind of shame I cannot find pirated version of it
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Neuromancer by William Gibson - Review Anonymous Comrade 02/01/2020 (Sat) 00:54:44 No. 5819 [Reply] [Last]
https://cosmopolitanmongrel.home.blog/2020/01/31/an-aching-taste-of-blue-a-review-of-william-gibsons-neuromancer/ >I just got through reading and listening to the audiobook of William Gibson’s novel “Neuromancer”. The novel was released in 1984 and is widely considered to be one of the founding works of the science fiction subgenre known as “Cyberpunk“. Gibson himself is a bit of a legendary figure, having coined the phrase “Cyberspace”. Gibson is also widely credited with having “predicted” everything from the world wide web, google class, unisex fashion, bay area gentrification, the gig economy, etc...
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>>5899 Lmao. Merging with the AI? Crashing the system? None of those presents an alternative other than libertarian tier shit. The terrorists and UNATCO both being cartoonish version of libertarians and modern mutt politics doesn’t help either. The sequel sucked even harder with every ending being canon and still nothing changed.
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>>5902 How is (spoilers in text and pic) full AI communism not 'presenting an alternative'?
>>5872 is that the only way you can enjoy things? if they're explicitly pro communist? >>5819 Now read the sequels, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive. They're self-contained stories in the same universe, known as The Sprawl Trilogy.
>>5905 I enjoyed Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive a lot more than Neuromancer. In Neuromancer you only follow Case's story, but in the others you switch between different plotlines happening at the same that affect each other. I think the characters are a lot more likeable in these two, and the story is easier to follow. At times it was hard for me to understand what was going in Neuromancer. >>5897 I guess you're right. The world of the novels is a very bleak capitalist dystopia, but this only serves as a backdrop to the main characters' stories who are hackers, mercenaries, or regular people that get caught up in the conflicts between corporations. Despite how shitty the world is, nobody ever questions it, and everyone simply accepts the way things are. So, you might say that the books are critical of capitalism by showing the absolute worst of it, but it isn't the main focus and there's no alternative being shown. Still, they're pretty good books and you might like them.
>>5905 :o there are sequels? (and THAT'S where mona lisa overdrive comes from, so weird to see dirty rap having cyberpunk influences like wutang and kung-fu.) (what a beautiful piece of fiction to be able to influence other art so!)

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Comrade 09/21/2019 (Sat) 23:47:50 No. 903 [Reply] [Last]
Steam and possibly other online digital distribution stores will be forced to let you resell games you buy from them if EU wins court case.


Would this be a win for socialism, komrades?
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I really believe we should just make a communist party for the eu and take over it, didn't have much of a problem with it so far.
>>3077 I would rather not be stuck with browser games. I want something a little more involved than a low effort Skinner box that is designed to suck money out of my wallet.
>>6137 >I would rather not be stuck with browser games.I want something a little more involved than a low effort Skinner box that is designed to suck money out of my wallet. Well there is no reason why browser-games ought to be low effort, but if you want to install software locally, then you need to improve the software development tools to the extend that normies can modify software. As in have in-game-code-editing with program-logic-visualisation, as well as coding-aids that have a high level of idiot proofing.
they could tax those trades much like they allready do with the community market. this could just serve as an extension to that community market.
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