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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Half-Life Pulse Detected
9. Re: Half-Life Pulse Detected Mar 27, 2010, 02:11 Narf2029
 
I stopped caring about a new Half Life years ago. I figure I win no matter what happens, since if one never comes out I may not even notice and if one does come out I'll be pleasantly surprised.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Mar 24, 2010, 12:08 Narf2029
 
I don't think kids today know anything about the unintentionally awful things that camp tries to parody, so I would think the humor is lost on them. That and apparently "realism" is the current cool thing in sandbox games if people think GTA IV is better than Saints Row 2.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 23, 2010, 02:01 Narf2029
 
LittleMe wrote on Mar 23, 2010, 01:36:
Because it wasn't necessary. We had free clinics and health care was much cheaper. Now with insurance, it rewarded very expensive solutions so that's what we got more of.

It's like when before the govt starting guaranteeing student loans, a college education was cheap. All these good intentions are a path to hell.
I can't believe I'm saying this but I agree with LittleMe's point. Colleges do charge whatever they want out of an assurance that the government will pay it (or well, loan money for it), so it's not a stretch to imagine the same happening for healthcare now. However, healthcare costs in the United States are already absurdly high which is probably the main problem. I really doubt mandated insurance is going to do anything except drive that cost even higher.

On the other hand, if a federal law was enacted that protected healthcare professionals from being sued every time a procedure doesn't go exactly as the patient hoped, that could allow healthcare costs to go down. Of course they wouldn't actually go down since the healthcare industry knows it can get what it charges now, and it would just use lawsuit protection as a way to further increase profits.
 
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News Comments > Violent Game Talk
14. Re: Violent Game Talk Mar 23, 2010, 01:26 Narf2029
 
Anyone remember when rock music was turning us all into Satan's children?  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 23, 2010, 01:20 Narf2029
 
I just think it's funny that we were the only industrialized country in the world that didn't guarantee healthcare to its citizens... and now that this bill has passed, we kinda still are. I don't follow it much but the bit about being fined for not having insurance is great for those people who still don't make enough money to afford any, even if the government pays part of the premiums. Not letting insurers discriminate against pre-existing conditions is going to be a riot too since they're just going to raise everyone's rates instead. The more I think about this bill, the more I think it's the worst "fix" possible for healthcare in the United States. The proper solution would never fly here though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2010, 20:28 Narf2029
 
I'm gonna go with X.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Mar 20, 2010, 19:54 Narf2029
 
Except the Sims already has vampires and werewolves...  
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News Comments > Just Cause 2 Patched
10. Re: Just Cause 2 Patched Mar 19, 2010, 21:24 Narf2029
 
I'd personally put Saints Row 2 higher up the list. It's honest and successful in its intent to provide mindless and over-the-top entertainment, and it's fun. I found GTA4 to be tedious most of the time by comparison, which was disappointing. Didn't try Just Cause, and I can't try Just Cause 2 on my antique XP rig so for all I know it could be the second coming.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Trailer
6. Re: Star Trek Online Trailer Mar 17, 2010, 19:51 Narf2029
 
As a game, I'm still having plenty of fun with it. It's an MMO with Star Trek wrapped around it, and that's good enough for me. I knew going in it wasn't going to be an epic game that redefined the MMO genre just because it said Star Trek on the box. Really, I don't know how anyone could have such an expectation given that 4 out of 5 Star Trek games to date are shit. At least this one is fun, if you like MMOs. Everyone has their own tastes though. If you don't like most other major MMOs, this is not going to change your opinion of them.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Trailer
2. Re: Star Trek Online Trailer Mar 17, 2010, 13:55 Narf2029
 
I don't think an episode like Darmok would translate well into an MMO. It would serve to just bore the overwhelming majority of players, who would go to a Wiki for the answers rather than solve it on their own. It is an MMO first, and almost every other major MMO has fighting as its core. Certainly they all have it as a major element.  
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News Comments > Video Games Can Hurt Schoolwork
22. Re: Video Games Can Hurt Schoolwork Mar 17, 2010, 02:51 Narf2029
 
Or how about a study to see if piss-poor education with the wrong priorities dooms our schoolkids to a life of intellectual inferiority? At least for us Americans anyway.  
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News Comments > Video Games Can Hurt Schoolwork
20. Re: Video Games Can Hurt Schoolwork Mar 17, 2010, 00:17 Narf2029
 
Maybe parents shouldn't let their kids play video games instead of doing their homework or going to bed on time, huh? I know I'm crazy to suggest that parents tell their kids no and take their shit away from them when they misbehave, but I really think it's a solid idea.  
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
2. Re: Legal Briefs Mar 16, 2010, 01:16 Narf2029
 
Ah, but don't forget, morons are the single largest voting demographic. A good politician never bites the hand that feeds him.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 15, 2010, 15:04 Narf2029
 
I hope this campaign stunt of having a corporate candidate turns out well. By turning out well, I mean that I hope it's seen as an attempt by corporations to directly alter our government rather than the current lobbying and bribery behind the scenes, with the appropriate backlash.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 14, 2010, 23:56 Narf2029
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 14, 2010, 21:25:
Disappointing amount of pre-orders for the Dragon Age expansion. I'd like to say that it's because it's an expansion but Chaos Rising is an expansion too. I don't think it's a matter of marketing either, as both expansions have received about the same amount. I guess it must be the price.

I would definitely say it's the price. I was browsing the RPG section on Steam and I thought "Neat, Dragon Age has already gone down a bit!" before I realized I was looking at the expansion and not the game itself.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: DST Mar 13, 2010, 21:35 Narf2029
 
Only a government could decide when the sun rises and sets.  
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News Comments > Safety Dance
2. Re: Safety Dance Mar 12, 2010, 12:25 Narf2029
 
That's great. If the UN thinks airport scanners breach rights, they can pass a resolution against them which UN members will then ignore!  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Mar 11, 2010, 01:36 Narf2029
 
That graph is hilarious. I wonder what that sort of graph would look like during the Super Bowl.  
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5 CE German Recall
13. Re: Silent Hunter 5 CE German Recall Mar 11, 2010, 01:26 Narf2029
 
kxmode wrote on Mar 11, 2010, 01:21:
So instead of showing the true enemy, which were Nazis, the enemy in this whitewashed, parallel universe is now all of Germany. Way to go retards.
It's almost ironic in a way. It's like they're protecting the image of the Nazis by portraying plain Germans as the ones who decided to mercilessly sink civilian ships. Then again, the United States did it too but you never hear about that at all, so at least Germany will admit it happened. *shrug*
 
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5 CE German Recall
9. Re: Silent Hunter 5 CE German Recall Mar 10, 2010, 20:20 Narf2029
 
Bill Borre wrote on Mar 10, 2010, 19:26:
How can you release a WWII game in Germany without swastikas in it? Isn't that kind of odd?

It's against the law in Germany to present any kind of Nazi symbol in the media. Maybe Nazi references of any kind too, not sure. They kind of pretend it never happened.
 
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