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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: Hardware Reviews Sep 15, 2014, 21:23 mag
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 09:11:
Seriously a mousepad is a mousepad aesthetics aside.

Been using the SteelSeries I-2 for a few years now. Discontinued now, but damn is it nice.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 15, 2014, 17:15 mag
 
descender wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 17:03:
Eh... Every generation thinks the one before it is slow-witted and indecisive, every generation thinks the one after it is impatient, crude douchebags.

"Generations" shouldn't be more than 5 or 10 year time periods. Especially over the last 30 years with the huge gaps in technology. If you weren't going through school at roughly the same time, then you really have nothing in common. Someone entering 1st grade in 1985 and someone entering first grade in 1999 have literally nothing in common socially, culturally, or otherwise.

I don't know. I've got friends/acquaintances/family both ten years younger and ten years older than me that I find I have a decent amount in common with, culturally and socially and whatnot. "Geekdom" seems to be a pretty solid bridge.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 15, 2014, 16:55 mag
 
Creston wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 16:36:
UHD wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 16:04:
so which is it?

I am always right. Cutter isn't. This is an important detail to remember.

Not that it really matters, at this point it's personal curiosity, but to be honest it's more interesting than gamergate.

True.

Cutter is probably consider a larger group of regulars than I am. Most of the guys who have been here the longest are pre Gen X, but then again, since Blue was formed in... what... 1998? they would have to be, since I doubt many five year olds were posting here when it first started.

Gen X is ~1960 to ~1980. The youngest Gen Xers were 18 in 1998. Millenials are ~1980 to 2000. The oldest Millenials are in their thirties now.

/31-year-old Millenial. Been here since the beginning. I was 16.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2014, 12:59 mag
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 11:28:
Alamar wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 09:51:
What deal?
Interesting. You know, I don't really blame Notch. I'm sure being wealthy must be nice, but I have no interest in being famous. And depending on your personality, being famous could be a VERY heavy load to handle.

I don't see how anyone can blame him. That is a ridiculous, ludicrous, inconceivable amount of money. That is do-literally-anything-you-want money. That is enough money to build and launch and support another Curiosity rover. He could fund one hundred Psychonauts sequels.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
10. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 15, 2014, 03:21 mag
 
descender wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 01:33:
It would be pretty fantastic to have those a la carte streaming options, but when HBO/Showtime/Starz start bypassing the cable and satellite providers and direct selling streaming services... I can't think of anything that will destroy net neutrality faster. I wouldn't expect Comcast/Time Warner etc. to let go of their exclusivity so gently.

I think it would be glorious. A lot of people would be screwed for a few years, but in every location where the cable cos have actual legitimate competition from a phone company laying fiber or from Google or from municipal broadband or what have you, they would destroy themselves. And it places where they have monopolies, it would hasten laws to tear them down or encourage competition to spring up.

"The more you tighten your grip, the more subscribers will slip through your fingers."
 
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General Discussion > NFL Week Two
9. No subject Sep 15, 2014, 01:46 mag
 
Holy cats. This was a *bad* week for me on the picks, but somehow I'm winning the spread.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Sep 13, 2014, 01:58 mag
 
I don't think I ever played the original-original, but I definitely had some good Lode Runner times. RIP.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 12, 2014, 18:52 mag
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 17:10:
mag wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 13:45:
It seems to be a pretty bi-partisan thing. Old People would be the demographic I'd pin the complacency on.
Uh seriously? "Old people" are the largest voting block, old of course is subjective but generally considered anyone over about 40 these days. You want complacency? Look at the youth(18-30) voting block, it's dipped as low as 10%

Complacent was the wrong word, but the support of the government's surveillance? Hell yeah, old people. Young people are disaffected and apathetic and can't wield the power they ought to have. Old people, on the other hand, are AFRAID.

No matter how small-government they are, they want the government to make them feel safe from hackers and terrorists and gays and women and PETA and that funny guy across the street and computers seriously what are computers and people driving fast and so on and so on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2014, 18:48 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 16:02:
Predatory dinosaur was larger than T. rex, went for swims.

So, Jurassic Park 3 actually got it right?

Spinosaurus, the guy in JP3, has actually been known about for quite a while. Everyone seems to think JP3 made it up, but it was a real dino!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 12, 2014, 13:45 mag
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 12:33:
Verno wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 11:30:
You can't really lay that on one specific political party or voting demographic.

It's complex, I wasn't really going direct party, but those I know that go along with this, seem aligned heavily to one. Guess?

It seems to be a pretty bi-partisan thing. Old People would be the demographic I'd pin the complacency on.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Sep 11, 2014, 22:47 mag
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 21:12:
Must have been some big fucking complication if the man went in for a leg injury and ended up kicking the bucket. Holy shit!

Every surgery is risky. General anesthesia is very risky.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 05:48 mag
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 20:14:
Jivaro wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 19:29:
Rumor mill is saying MS is close to buying Mojang for 2 billion.

Awesome, another thing Microsoft can fucking destroy. Notch, the guy who rails on about EA, selling out to fucking Microsoft is just rich.

XBOX XCLUSIVE!

You can have all of the principles in the world, but... man. $2B is $2B. In the grand scheme of things, you can do a lot more Good with $2B than you can with a morally righteous video game company.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Sep 10, 2014, 05:41 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 23:27:
Quboid wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 22:19:
I can understand if you're fed the fuck up with the amount of bullshit lately but ... what the fuck man?

Yeah, I thought if anyone would support this, it would be Halfie. Guess it goes to show you can't shoehole people.

I think the whole gaming community just needs to get together and hug it out. So much negativity lately.
 
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News Comments > Transverse Announced
18. Re: Transverse Announced Sep 10, 2014, 04:36 mag
 
I didn't even know MW:O ever came out. I thought it was canceled or something.  
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General Discussion > NFL Week One
8. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 18:24 mag
 
Pigeon wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 09:51:
Verno wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 09:03:
Romo was looking rough on the weekend

I can't stand the Seahawks but they looked damned impressive, the only thing stopping Marshawn Lynch is going to be an injury.

Bills did surprisingly okay even with that backup CB, they are always my worst picks.

Biggest disappointment last week was KC, felt like they weren't even on the field mentally.

I was sad to see the Saints lose too but it was a good game.

Seahawks are definitely the team to beat this year, followed by the Broncos (So close Colts)

The Bills are an upset team; they're generally bad, but seem to pull off wins against teams you wouldn't think possible. Cincinnati is kind of the same way, 'cept they tend to lose to teams they shouldn't.

It was good to see the Texans finally win a regular season game. The offense looked shaky, and the secondary outmatched like always, but that defensive line and special teams looked fantastic. Blocked extra point and a blocked punt for a TD. Sucks about Clowny, 4-6 weeks

Cincinnati used to be that team that went 4-12 and only beat the best teams in the league, but yeah, now they're that team that goes 10-6 and loses to the worst teams in the league. And whomever they play in the first playoff game (regardless of quality).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2014, 18:22 mag
 
Hyatus wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 16:16:
Verno wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 10:49:
Powerstone and Skies of Arcadia were my favs though there were several other good games on there. I hated the Dreamcast controller though.

I forgot about SoA. Yeah, the controllers are crap. I do like the VMU idea, but not its execution. The Gamecube's FF: Crystal Chronicles utilized the same idea but to a more comfortable degree. Of course, Nintendo's controllers have mostly been crap ever since they rocked it out with the SNES ones.

You are craaaaazy. Though the N64 controller took some getting used to, it was pretty perfect for what it did. It was an evolutionary step on the way to the now-ubiquitous dual-thumbstick controllers.

And the GameCube controller might be my favorite ever. The second thumbstick was trash (and almost never used, really), and the z-button was a little clumsy, but as a whole it was just brilliant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 5, 2014, 23:13 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 15:47:
Is it just me, or is everyone else annoyed by the fact that monitor resolution now uses horizontal pixel width than vertical?

Extremely annoyed.
 
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation in Stores
26. Re: Planetary Annihilation in Stores Sep 5, 2014, 23:09 mag
 
Xero wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 15:56:
Based on that trailer, I'm interested in a title that I previously never looked into at all. It has definitely a Homeworld, Supreme Commander vibe. Both games that I tried a little bit of and only moderately got into, yet I'm a pretty big RTS fan. Mostly sticking with the C&C brand and Blizzard titles.
This one has a lot of potential though! I'd definitely like to try a demo and if not, I'll wait until it hits a super low sale.

You really, really owe it to yourself to try Homeworld again, if you're an RTS fan. It's a fantastic game, all around.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2014, 06:07 mag
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 05:23:
mag wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 01:37:
I watched Federer v. Monfils instead of the NFL game. Damn damn damn that was an intense match.

Federer vs Cilic in the semi-finals. It's 5 : 0 for Federer in their matches so far, so Cilic is definitely the underdog, but Im still hopeful.

I would really like to see Federer win this one in the end, as it may be his last real shot at one more Slam, but it's cool to see all of these other guys getting up there and really contending.
 
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News Comments > Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms in November
3. Re: Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms in November Sep 5, 2014, 05:17 mag
 
Mercenar wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 04:35:
Oh man... not again...

This time again, my brain saw the word "HERETIC" and the excitement started before the reason told him "NO ! No ! Just No ! It's not Heretic"...

Those freaks should be thrown in the ocean for using the holy word heretic...

Especially adjacent to the word Shadows!!!
 
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