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Hi, I'm Mandrake and I'm a horse! πŸ΄β€‹ I've been part of Elekk's community since November 2017. I enjoy listening to and mostly post about , such as what I've been playing recently and whether there's anything good being given away for free. I also have a collection of every single game I've played on itch.io, which I regularly update with short summaries for each: itch.io/c/895727/played

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TF2 Youtubers from years ago 

It's still sad that the last Team Fortress 2 video that Star_ ever uploaded was an ironic shitpost about how he was fed up of making TF2 content, rather than a proper send-off. And now he just streams but rarely seems to be enjoying himself.

I was wondering yesterday if there are any red/black bisected masks out there, turns out the Bangladesh Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation already made a bunch for their own mutual aid efforts :ancomheart:​

Tropico marketing: Play as the wacky El Presidente as he rules over his banana republic with an iron fist! Vote for him or else!

Tropico gameplay: Build a socialist utopia with free healthcare/education/housing/food, low unemployment, a sustainable and varied economy, and free democratic elections held every few years

Honestly, the argument of whether or not to buy AAA games ends as soon as you remember that most AAA studios run on trickle-down business models

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send.firefox.com is dead.

β€œFirefox Send was a promising tool for encrypted file sharing... Unfortunately, some abusive users were beginning to use Send to ship malware and conduct spear phishing attacks. This summer we took Firefox Send offline to address this challenge.

In the intervening period, as we weighed the cost of our overall portfolio and strategic focus, we made the decision not to relaunch the service.”

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/09/

#Privacy #Firefox

musician death (not recent) 

It's always sad when you discover a new and interesting artist on Spotify, but then read the bio and discover that he passed away two years ago (Alias)

AAA studios have gotten into a situation where they only know how to make tower climbing open world games that cost 400 million dollars to ship, meanwhile teams with sub million budgets are eating their lunch

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If Nintendo had any business sense, they'd be selling face masks based on Bowser Jr.'s bandana and raking in millions

Before working on Deltarune, Toby planned to make an -themed alarm clock app. Since it'll probably never be finished, some of the dialogue has been published: undertale.com/alarmclock/

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Undertale's release, Toby has released a staus update regarding Chapter 2's development, his physical health, and some job openings for Chapter 3: undertale.com/deltarune-update

Fff. This article on Dele Fadele passing away and no-one noticing for two years is saddening. I remember the fuss from him outing Morrissey as the racist he is, way back before all pretence got dropped.

It went on for *years* but Dele knew what was up and said it, in no uncertain terms.

That freelance writing meant Dele dropped between the cracks as the gigs dried up, despite decades of work glums me out.
theguardian.com/music/2020/sep

Harry Potter shitpost, dunking on horrible author 

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There really should be more FMV games being made today. Not just the proper ones with high production values and great acting, but also the really silly ones which clearly had a shoestring budget and all the actors are just friends/random locals mucking about in cheap costumes

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