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Software > Operating Systems >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.android.com/

An operating system most notably on mobile phones, but also found on media boxes.

Fundamentally flawed - It is tethered to Google in as many ways as they've made possible. From a time server, to internet traffic compression. From google play requiring an account requiring your verified phone number. From hoops to download and install software from their store. It's fucking awful.

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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/saints-row-2
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024918/
saintsrow.com

Be a gang member, run around in a sandbox world and shoot stuff, I guess.

It's alright.

  • Note that the original Saints Row - (2006 game) was only released for the Xbox 360.



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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/281990/
http://www.stellarisgame.com/

Build and expand a space-faring race who learns they are not alone in the universe.

Master of Orion - (1993 game) but with updated graphics and a confusing interface. I expect would have loved this in the past, but now it's just awkward. I'll still tag this as 'liked', as it's pretty good. It's very hard in the eyes. Take a lot of breaks.

Extremely stupidly hard.. and confusing. I'm shelving it. I only paid $12 USD for it, so it's not a big loss.. still, I wish the UI was better and the tutorial was better and the gameplay was better..



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Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/205910/
http://tinyandbig.com/

Laser things, move things, push things and find your way through semi-puzzle stuff.

With an art style (and opening sequences) reminiscent of Borderlands and gameplay reminiscent of Okami, this game has a very strong initial impression on me.

Not open-world, and definitely "on rails", but it does give a lot of power to the user as to how to fart around to progress.

While overall good, the controls are wonky and cliffs are obnoxious. There should be no falling off mechanic and the game should instead dangle the player for a moment and never let them fall.

  • Properly titled Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers



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Software >

https://github.com/DeaDBeeF-Player/deadbeef
deadbeef.sourceforge.net

An audio player.

Straightforward, with few dependencies and a lot of audio format support.

See also:

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Google > Chrome >
Software > Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/brave/
https://www.brave.com/

Brave is a web browser that uses components from Chrome to build a more security-conscious browser which also has an alternate advertising mechanism with revenue sharing.

Like Chrome, it's missing fundamental things.



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