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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
16. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 16:42 mag
 
PropheT wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 16:20:
It started with a woman who was pushing her video game being unfaithful with the people who were writing reviews to help sell that game. That's kind of an important detail to leave out, although it was for an indie title and not a AAA game.

Wasn't this immediately proven to be a lie? Like, the person at Kotaku with whom she had a relationship had never actually reviewed her game, much less given it a favorable review?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 14:28 mag
 
"Shut up, women! No one cares what you think! There's no misogyny in gaming!"  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2014, 00:11 mag
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 21:53:
Pigeon wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 13:17:
I wouldn't mind red-light cameras if they were actually designed for, a safety stand point. But they revenue tools, on the ones I've seen around me the yellows are shorter, and people tend to slam on their breaks the second the light turns yellow, or slow way down when approaching a green light because they're afraid of it'll turn yellow.

Increase the time the light is yellow, and only ticket the people that blatantly run the light. But if they did that I guess they wouldn't be profiting off it.

They were found to not be legal here in Minneapolis. The thing is though, when they had them going, it did cut down on accidents. So maybe it did have the intended effect.

If you don't use a financial penalty, then how are you going to get people to conform? Cities don't run on farts and rainbows, and usually run in the red, so what if the tickets generate "revenue".

There are several other things that generate revenue that a city does that I would rather not pay and have fines imposed on people instead....

It is a problem because when you have fines as a source of revenue, you have an incentive to increase the number of fines. Cities should not be in the business of trying to make people break the law.

In many places where red light cameras were installed, the cities were found to deliberately shorten the yellow light times (below what was legal) afterward to increase the number of violations.
 
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News Comments > Steam Discovery Update
25. Re: Steam Discovery Update Sep 23, 2014, 03:11 mag
 
Task wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 23:54:
MajorD wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 19:46:
I don't care Valve, I just want to know WTF Half-Life 3 is.......
Everything else is just fluff!!!


I've given up on HL3. The problem is Mr. Gabben probably has some half finished HL3 code at their offices, but keeps pushing it back trying to re-update the engine every year like what happened with HL2's development that took forever because it was "never good enough." That and Valve's development is completely bonkers, one minute they ROLL their tables into developing fucking hats, the next they ROLL over to the STEAMBOX, and when they get bored with the fucking steambox they go back over the HATS section or DOTA2.

That is the most accurate description of Valve development.

Also, Half-Life 2 was boring and the episodes were absolute garbage. No more Half-Life, please!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Sep 22, 2014, 20:00 mag
 
Glorious.  
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News Comments > PC Outland This Month
2. Re: PC Outland This Month Sep 20, 2014, 06:07 mag
 
Groovy. I've been wanting to get this for a long time, but never got around to it.  
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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
46. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 16:32 mag
 
siapnar wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 16:17:
Verno wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 15:29:
I'd wait for the 20nm refresh but to each his own
When are these prospected to come out?

I'm not sure nvidia has even talked about shrinking the process...
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
22. Re: etc., etc. Sep 18, 2014, 10:51 mag
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 02:10:
mag wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 01:58:
Oh, come on. Look at the source. It's frigging Breitbart.
"I'm unable to dispute the content of the article, so I'll attack them for being a conservative leaning website." Do you work for Kotaku? Since 4 other sites did the same thing today with regards to Christina Sommers AEI video.

I didn't say anything about them being liberal/conservative. The issue is that Breitbart is known for taking things out of context, posting hoaxes, and posting things that are completely made up. There is apparently no requirement that there be sources or legitimate proof for anything they post.

And, yes, I'd say that HuffPo is probably pretty close to the liberal analogue and should also be taken with a (huge fucking) grain of salt. HuffPo's more a gross celebrity gossip rag than it is a deliberate spreader of misinformation.

And everything any site in the Gawkerverse posts should be vetted externally, too. They are extremely well known for jumping the gun and/or trying to stir up trouble.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Sep 18, 2014, 10:45 mag
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 03:19:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 03:13:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 22:33:
I hope those guys were just playing around, and weren't going to start shooting the shit out of any curious coyotes. Notice the howler has a pretty serious rifle across his knees.


I'm sure they'd take home whatever they killed. Coyote burgers, coyote liver pate, coyote mittens, etc. They're quite versatile feedstock for humans.

Really? People eat coyotes? Thats awesome. Id like to try some one day.

Pretty sure that was sarcasm from jdreyer!
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway
18. Re: Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway Sep 18, 2014, 01:58 mag
 
Julio wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 20:08:
mag wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 19:20:
Oblivion could regularly be gotten for $5, which means that Skyrim at $60 was overpriced by at least $50?

If Oblivion's regular price at launch was $37.50; then they decided to charge $60 for Skyrim, it would be overpriced to me by $22.50. A $5 sale price on Oblivion would just be that much more over the top.

To me charging a huge premium for a sequel isn't worth paying - I'd consider preordering if the price was similar to last time. I might as well wait for it to go on sale, figure it will hit $5 soon enough.

$15 for LoG2 is fair; $24 is greed. I can hold out for $5 sale price if they're going to be greedy. There's plenty of other games to play soon.

That is insane.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Sep 18, 2014, 01:58 mag
 
Oh, come on. Look at the source. It's frigging Breitbart.  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway
12. Re: Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway Sep 17, 2014, 19:20 mag
 
Julio wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 18:42:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 18:36:
A $9 price increase for a total of $24 makes a game "overpriced" now?

When LoG1 gets discounted to half price or less on sales, yes a 60% price increase on regular price to $24 is too much for the sequel.

Oblivion could regularly be gotten for $5, which means that Skyrim at $60 was overpriced by at least $50?
 
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PC Gaming > Post your FPS config - old school
13. No subject Sep 17, 2014, 16:03 mag
 
Pretty standard, here:

wasd, exactly what you expect
left control: crouch
space: jump
q and e: lean (if available), maybe cycle inventory if that's a thing, sometimes use world object is e, sometimes use healing ability is q
r: reload
g: 'nade

I've got no problem hitting ctrl with the pinky and still hitting any 1 to 3 of wasd. I've got long fingers, but that shouldn't really be a stretch for anyone, should it?
 
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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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