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News Comments > The Sims 4 Get to Work Announced
2. Re: The Sims 4 Get to Work Announced Feb 4, 2015, 21:57 Narf2029
 
Hang on, weren't doctor and scientist basic careers in the other 3?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Feb 3, 2015, 17:31 Narf2029
 
LittleMe wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 22:29:
Blue you're not allowed to say "Super Bowl". Well only legally but the NFL lawyer mafia thinks otherwise. Did I just say it? Oh wait..

Apparently if you say Super Bowl and it's not related to a contest run by someone other than the NFL, you can say Super Bowl. If you're just talking about the Super Bowl, you can say Super Bowl all you want. Super Bowl Super Bowl Super Bowl.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 28, 2015, 19:23 Narf2029
 
It's not really a shock. People have been calling 911 when their cable goes out for pretty much as long as either have been around.  
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jan 28, 2015, 19:22 Narf2029
 
I should have known better by how long Starbound took to get to any kind of release, but I pretty much have no hope that they will ever finish it.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Gender Assumptions Dec 29, 2014, 23:44 Narf2029
 
It's also fair to assume the professor is male because typically it's old men who complain about things like this.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 23, 2014, 16:37 Narf2029
 
The modem rate hike doesn't come as a shock. I was afraid of stuff like that ever since the proposed merger with Comcast and as soon as Cincinnati Bell got fiber in my area I jumped right on it. The problem is that until Cincinnati Bell became an option, there was no other option.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 15, 2014, 13:04 Narf2029
 
Pigeon wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 12:55:
Unfortunately people make rhetoric informed decisions when voting instead of behavior informed.

That's being generous and optimistic. "I'm going to vote for this guy because I've heard of him." "I'm going to vote for this guy because he's hot." "I'm going to vote for this guy because people keep telling me voting is important but my favorite TV show is going to be on in 15 minutes." And just wait until the next presidential election. The American people will vote in a Republican, no matter what his or her opinions and policies will be, because Obama is a Democrat. At best, the public can be expected to knee-jerk in the opposite direction and that's just because of presidential term limits. If not for term limits, the White House would be just like Congress - everyone hates Congress, their approval rating is in the teens, and yet we still re-elect the same people almost every single time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 15, 2014, 12:40 Narf2029
 
It's funny that the transparency of the internet age has just made politicians blatantly corrupt instead of skulking around in the shadows. Still just as corrupt, if not more so, but the proof is literally all around us and the overwhelming majority of people simply don't care. This is a country where nobody likes a guy and nobody has liked him for 20 years yet he's been in the House of Representatives for 18 of those 20 years.  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
9. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 8, 2014, 10:05 Narf2029
 
S2 is built like a tank. I've dropped mine dozens of times onto tile floors and pavement and all I have to show for it is a small crack in the side and a tiny nick in the corner of the screen. Too bad it's starting to fall behind the hardware curve.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2014, 23:30 Narf2029
 
I love this whole anti-vaccine thing going around. It's evolution in action. I'm just waiting for the article in which some American mother is crying a river because her child got polio or something and doctors said there's no cure, and hey why didn't you get your child vaccinated? I don't see how it isn't a crime or automatically an excluding pre-existing condition for health insurance.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 15:39 Narf2029
 
Transgender and gay are not inherently linked. A transgender woman attracted to men is straight, as is a transgender man attracted to women.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Sep 17, 2014, 00:46 Narf2029
 
The sale puts Shadowrun Returns under $4. Can't really say no to that.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Trial for DragonCon Attendees
16. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Trial for DragonCon Attendees Sep 3, 2014, 02:14 Narf2029
 
Would it be better to push it out quickly and have a barely functional product for all the money they've brought in? With all that cash they've raised, they're pretty much screwed in public opinion no matter what. If they hold off release until it's a solid product, people whine for years that they've been taking the money and shining us on. If they release sooner and there are worse-than-minor bugs, people will shit all over them for turning all that money into an incomplete product even if they do fix it later. If they release somewhere in between, they get half of both. In no situation are people happy/content/quiet. In every situation they're going to get far more intense whining because of the gigantic amount of money that's been raised by consumers instead of publishers. Every situation is also a win for crowdsourced funding. If the game delivers what it promises, it proves that the model is a success on an unprecedented scale. If it doesn't, it's a failure of equally enormous proportions that will invite more industry oversight on future products to keep the government from regulating it.  
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News Comments > City of Heroes Revival?
18. Re: City of Heroes Revival? Sep 3, 2014, 01:58 Narf2029
 
I hope it's true. It had its ups and downs but I've never been as into an MMO before or since, and I would jump at the chance to get back to it.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: GoT actor dies Aug 12, 2014, 21:37 Narf2029
 
Word just got out that Lauren Bacall died too. This is turning into one shitty week.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2014, 16:17 Narf2029
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 12:23:
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Pixel Piracy is released!

Chatted with Alex Poysky over Steam this AM - I can't say it enough, this is really a group of people that deserve support for the product they have released. I hope you all give it a chance.

50% off right now!

I just paid $11 something for it last night. Still worth it but man I hate that shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2014, 14:11 Narf2029
 
Darks wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:24:
That's the problem I have with this game. The endless spawning on Police. After you have completed a mission, you feel like you just wiped out the full police force for the city.

If you suspend the disbelief of that particular part it's a great cooperative game. At higher difficulties some situations you occasionally find yourself in are so tense you will sweat your mouse right out of your hand even if you're on a well-oiled team. Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. There's great satisfaction in overcoming the odds. Even more so when you're on a team that works well together and where everyone knows what they need to do as the situation shifts.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2014, 12:50 Narf2029
 
I don't really give stealth a serious attempt. I mostly play with my brother and we're both pretty loud-oriented. Every once in a while we stealth most or all of a map accidentally or through luck and aggressive timing but we usually just plan for it to involve lots of shooting.

That approach is obviously more difficult for low levels who don't have good armor or guns, but tagging along with someone higher level who can handle pro very hard Rats or Firestarter on their own and doesn't mind having you there can take you from fresh to the mid-30s in one go. That'll give you access to the second best armor and a much better selection of guns, the money to buy them, and a lot of skill points. Whether you like loud or quiet, having decent gear and skills makes the game a lot less frustrating.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jun 12, 2014, 17:30 Narf2029
 
I'm finding Watchdogs entertaining enough. It's satisfying when I can complete a mission without setting foot inside the mission area. Gunplay is decent or better most of the time. You are rather frail as Yahtzee says, but it's manageable if you don't pop out of cover for more than a couple seconds at a time. There's a sort of bullet time mechanic that can give you an edge for a few seconds but it takes a bit to recharge if you don't use items to refill it. Still, I haven't yet felt that there was a gunfight I couldn't win, even if I did fall back a lot in most fights. They'll fairly intelligently advance on you, with some guys shooting while others move up a bit before stopping to shoot and let the first guys move some. It's got the latching-on kind of cover, so you almost always have a place to move back to. Money is useless. Random passersby can be hacked for cash which you can retrieve from any ATM, but there are so many of these walking treasure bags that I had every weapon before I was halfway through act 1 and I still had $250k to spare. More often than not I've already hacked up another $10-15k before I'm even 3 meters away from the ATM I just used.

Now, price-wise, I don't know that I'd say it was worth $60. I only have it because I upgraded my video card and Watchdogs came with it. I'd maybe have paid $30 or $40 tops.

One really annoying feature (to me) is the online invasions. Whenever you're not locked into a mission, another player can drop into your game and screw with you or you can do the same to another player. You can turn it off, but it turns itself back on every time you start the game up - the annoying part. It's a structured kind of screwing with you as opposed to some jerk just dropping in and causing all kinds of havoc but still, I turned it off and I wish it would stay off.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 27, 2014, 14:39 Narf2029
 
Net neutrality was the idea that ISPs should not be allowed to throttle content at their discretion, IE Comcast should not be allowed to tell Netflix "pay us more money or we'll turn your service to shit in our areas."  
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