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Description NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS
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Signed On Aug 1, 2001, 20:36
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. FIRST POST! May 18, 2002, 11:11 Xombie
 
Does anyone else think that the Duct Tape gauntlet looks like the Witchblade?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Dentistry May 17, 2002, 14:43 Xombie
 
why do we want to waste our time going to your lousy country?
Soccer and not getting shot.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. The key to getting into E3 May 15, 2002, 14:34 Xombie
 
Loopholes.
There are more people that can get tickets to E3 than you'd think. Just about anyone in anything having to do with the IT industry, computer programming, or retail can get a ticket for you.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: I don't get it May 14, 2002, 11:31 Xombie
 
Yes. Yes we are ass-backwards.

I'm sorry, but... if, he's THIRTEEN years old, skipping classes, and can GET AHOLD OF A GUN.... where the hell are his parents?
And why is it the rest of the murders in dallas don't seem to get this type of attention?
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News Comments > Soldiers of Anarchy Unveiled
3. No subject May 14, 2002, 11:21 Xombie
 
I thought it was going to be some sort of SoF/AO hybrid O_o

 
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: Re: less sadistic games /= less sadi May 11, 2002, 21:58 Xombie
 
I'm sorry, but that is either the biggest troll post, or the most naive thing, i've ever seen in my life.

 
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22. Re: xomble's post #17 May 11, 2002, 13:21 Xombie
 
You're right. It did stifle comics for quite awhile. It in fact put a fantastic line of horror comics out of business. But while that is lamentable, the positive effect the CC had was getting the senators off the backs of the industry. It caused the government and scapegoaters to stop watching comics for their slightest stray from the approval of the moral majority, and eventually allowed them the freedom that they attained. They later began to start printing the more risque comics again.
Even now, as Marvel has finally shed itself of the CC entirely, the government hasn't flinched. While it is an extreme measure, and has negative affects, those affects do not last. A politian's attention span is only as long as its voters'. And in our society, controversy is fleeting. The most important thing right now is getting the government off our backs, and know that we will inevitably attain infinite breathing room.
The sacrifice of the few years, for the good of eternity.

Creech is a comic written and penciled by Greg Capullo, the former Spawn arist (after Todd McFarlane), published by Image comics. It's about an escaped genetically bred military creature made from alien DNA (it's really not as confusing as it sounds ;))that has its brain destroyed out of mercy by the scientist that created it, who then replaces it with his own consciousness.
It has undertonings about the ethics of cloning (and seems to also have expression about the value of life).
http://www.spawn.com/productions/creech.html

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Gah... May 11, 2002, 10:32 Xombie
 
Hey. I liked Crystal Pepsi.

 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: Only thing that worries me.. May 10, 2002, 22:40 Xombie
 
Unfortunately, that's where gaming is right now. That's what it's attempting to break out of. Movies had to do it, and so did comics.
With all the technological innovation, with all the different breakthroughs, gaming since its inception has been... pulp fiction. Bullcrap. Stuff made to "look cool".
CS isn't art. Doom (even though innovative) was not art. Quake is everything BUT art. UT isn't art. They express no ideas, and were made with simple entertainment in mind.
Deus Ex is art, exploring foreign perceptions of american government and the ethics of cybernetic application. Fallout is art, exploring the ethics of a retro post-apocalyptic world. Black & White is art, in its expression of the development of societies and people in general develop in relation to dominant figures and "caretakers".
I'd even go so far as to say that the Sim line is art, judging from the way that Will Wright approaches game design.
These are the Fight Club's and Creech's of gaming.

And what do we constantly buy? Quake. UT. Counter-goddamn-Strike. With all due respect to the developers of these games, they are simply NOT art. They're like Die-Hard. Superman. They're made with "that looks neat" in mind.

Granted, there's nothing wrong with playing these types of games, they're fun. Just like some fans of Pi like to watch Predator once in awhile. But currently, only two of the four I just mentioned actually really stuck with a large audience, while things like Quake and UT enjoy a relatively easy ride. We ARE at the pulp stage. We ARE owned by large companies, who do not know what they're talking about, who only go for "sure things", and pulp is a sure thing.

But you know what? There is still art. And it still succeeds, and it takes time.

An example in comics...
Batman was about a psychotic rich guy in a bat suit doing kung fu. Superman was about a goddamn alien coming to earth and somehow hiding his identity as a superhero by wearing glasses. Both made DC rich enough to line their beds with diamonds. But DC still made Vertigo. To come out with things like Sandman, Transmetropolitan, 100 Bullets. Art.

Gaming is a very new thing, as a form of artistic expression. Before, it was just simple entertainment. Just as there were the Marx brothers before art films, and Batman before artistic comics. It will take us decades to break into being accepted as an artistic medium, and given full rights and reign. Most of us won't live to see it. But it will happen. It just takes time. We're going through the trials of all art entertainment genres.


But on the age thing, I just think that it simply isn't a big deal. Kids still get into R-rated movies. Kids still read the bloodiest comics. Because parents allow them to.
The only entertainment that crappy parents have left to scapegoat is games, because their kids can still legally get ahold of the most contraversial ones. This law makes sure that that excuse is completely null. Parents can no longer say that they took no active role in their kids playing the game. They finally have to show that they really did not give their kids attention when they do something bad.
As long as that goddamn excuse is being used, we're going to continue to get that bad name. [i]Kids will still be able to get games just fine, as long as they aren't trying to do it under their parents noses.[/i]

The ratings system didn't ruin movies, the comics code didn't ruin comics.

 
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15. Re: No subject May 10, 2002, 18:08 Xombie
 
Passing laws that restrict our freedoms because there is a faction of idiots on a witchhunt won't solve anything.
Maybe you should actually consider the individual situation, rather than using the "default" argument. This has NOTHING to do with the first amendment. This has to do with what kids can and cannot buy.

Millions of people play these games without going on killing sprees, and there is no valid evidence that violent entertainment begets violent behavior.
Of course there isn't. And with this law, the entire point will be moot. Because the parent would have been the person who bought them the game.

I, for one, play these games to VENT agression.
Then you're playing pulp games like the piles of shit id puts out. Not art.

Just what we need is another right-wing blow-hard trying to tell me how to live my life, raise a family, what I can do, where I can do it, and what I'm supposed to believe.
How is it telling you how to raise your family? It's giving you MORE control over what you condone for your kids.

well, maybe you should stop and think about what this sort of garbage will do to the industry and the internet...
Last I checked, the majority of games were bought by adults, and the majority of games in the posession of minors were also bought by adults.
And the same has gone for the internet.

and how long before they start using these idiotic arguements against movies, television, books...
I hope you're kidding.
1.) This seems to be DESIGNED after what they do with movies.


who cares if games are considered art, anyway...
So are films. And kids have to be with their parents to see R rated films, too.

It's a lot easier to lose freedoms than it is to get them back
I am not losing freedoms.

This has nothing to do with children being affected by games. It has to do with parental control of what their kids do. And you know what? If it MAKES the parents pay attention, then I'm all for it.
It all comes down to the the REALITY of how law works. I'm sorry to break it to you, and I know it's not a happy thing to face, but this will make sure that NO parent can use the "video games did it" defense without incrimiating themselves.

Parent on stand: "They levelled chicago with nuclear explosives! They were playing Quake! IT'S QUAKE'S FAULT!"
Cross examination defense: "Mmhmm... and who bought that game and handed it to them with the intent of them playing it?"
Parent: "Well I di-- shit."
Judge: "dismissed."

 
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News Comments > Jedi Outcast Demo
18. Re: download for retail game owners? May 10, 2002, 15:09 Xombie
 
The ability to tear people down anonymously is apparently addictive
I actually meant that, since most of the people who like the patch are playing, if you don't have the game, you can't see the people on the servers, therefore are unable to find the majority of happy people. It's the whiny people that stay on message boards whining, usually.

 
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News Comments > etc.
9. No subject May 10, 2002, 14:20 Xombie
 
Am I the only one that sees the bill as a good thing? Now parents will HAVE to see what their kids play before the kids get their hands on it.
No more "my kid bought doom without me knowing and shot up a school so it's not my fault" bullshit.

 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: House proposes gaming industry restricti May 10, 2002, 14:18 Xombie
 
I thought it was funny.

"Gamers of the world will stand up in protest!
Then quickly sit back down, panting heavily."

 
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News Comments > Jedi Outcast Demo
14. Re: download for retail game owners? May 10, 2002, 14:14 Xombie
 
Sappy2Stroke-
Here's a list of the changes people are getting their panties in a twist about:
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=51296

It's not that big of a deal. They just made some gameplay tweaks. And, as with all games, there are people upset since it means that the game is harder one way or the other. From what I've seen, though, more people like it than dislike it. I've only seen about two constructive criticisms about it, too, and the rest would be your average whiners.
That's the thing about message boards: whiners are the ones talking, the people who like the game are playing it. If you don't have the game, you see mostly whiners.

I know i'm getting it as soon as I get the cash

 
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News Comments > UT 2003 Previews
46. Re: No subject May 9, 2002, 23:13 Xombie
 
First, I would rather have a whore than a porn star. For the simple reason: whores are not seen by thousands of people
That doesn't even make any sense.
Do you not have sex with someone unless they are a hermit?

No, it's not insulting. Those were my personal feelings on some of the previous posters, not insults.
Unless you happened to be physically ill, then it was an insult. You're not in third grade, so you should be able to understand this.

You don't seem to provide evidence to prove otherwise
I don't have to. You're the one making the assertion, therefore the burden of proof is upon you.

Adultry does mean this: Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse
And it ONLY applies in situations where one person is married. According to the dictionary.
And unless you can actually name the porn star she did who was married, the entire claim is unfounded.

 
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News Comments > UT 2003 Previews
40. Re: No subject May 9, 2002, 15:18 Xombie
 
Actually, biblically speaking, no english words can be defined by the bible.
The bible is translated to english from greek and hebrew. Any word in it that contradicts the english dictionary is a mistanslation. Kind of like how they got "virgin" wrong. The hebrew word more accurately meant "young woman".

 
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News Comments > UT 2003 Previews
39. Re: No subject May 9, 2002, 15:11 Xombie
 
No, I care not to subject them to my pleasures because they are being worse than whores.
Actually, they're not.
1.) Porn is legal. Whores are not.
2.) Whores are disease ridden. Porn actors must submit blood tests with resumes.
I'd like to ask where you get off saying what is and isn't the "correct" type of consentual sex.

No, adultry does not need that type of companionship in order for the definition to stay true
Yes. they DO.
from the Mirriam Webster dictionary:
Main Entry: adul·tery
Pronunciation: &-'d&l-t(&-)rE
Function: noun
: voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband;

As for mmy trolling/flamaing/being an ass. Well, I don't do this on purpose, so I can't be a troll. I'm not flaming anyone.
Oh, so you just ACCIDENTALLY typed the term "you make me sick"? And that's not insulting, now?

I'm not here to insult people, since that gets no where.
Then maybe you shouldn't be doing it.

And yes, I am in fact very controlversial at times because of my opinions
Yes, you like to think so.

 
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News Comments > UT 2003 Previews
32. Re: No subject May 8, 2002, 20:25 Xombie
 
Yes, adultry. It is said that adultry often makes people less wise than before
To commit adultry, she has to be MARRIED first.

I did, and that's why I'm so controversial at times.
There's a big difference between controversy and flaming/trolling/being an ass.
Maybe it's time to learn to convey your ideas without attempting to offend people who never showed ill will towards you. It doesn't make you interesting or more noticable. It just sabotages the respectability of your opinions.
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News Comments > UT 2003 Previews
31. Re: No subject May 8, 2002, 20:23 Xombie
 
It's pretty shallow to say that someone shouldn't play a game just because YOU are prejudice against their chosen occupation.
Not everyone has the exact same morals as you, nor should you pompously put yours on some homemade pedestal.

 
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News Comments > UT 2003 Previews
3. No subject May 7, 2002, 14:34 Xombie
 
Asia vs. Killcreek: who would win?

 
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