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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: More Big Picture Details May 11, 2013, 10:25 mag
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 11, 2013, 10:12:
Nuhauser wrote on May 11, 2013, 01:30:
I really don't remember this game being co-op. Is that a misprint? I would love to do the campaign over again with a friend.

Coop is in, I didn't find it buggy.

I recall it tending to crash and/or lose connection semi-regularly...
 
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9. Re: etc., etc. May 11, 2013, 01:43 mag
 
Nuhauser wrote on May 11, 2013, 01:30:
I really don't remember this game being co-op. Is that a misprint? I would love to do the campaign over again with a friend.

Co-op was added in a patch a bit after release. It's buggy, but it mostly kinda works.
 
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News Comments > Defiance Renewed
19. Re: Defiance Renewed May 11, 2013, 01:38 mag
 
Cram wrote on May 11, 2013, 01:06:
I just want Eureka back, f*ck everything else on Syfy since they epic failed the Eureka call.

God, Eureka was the worst.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
21. Re: Morning Mobilization May 10, 2013, 06:00 mag
 
PHJF wrote on May 9, 2013, 20:26:
Seeing as how it's the 21st century and I'm not Michael Schumacher, I drive an automatic. Do you guys still use the telegraph, too???

Geez, you still use fire to cook some of your food? Get with the microwave, man.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Gameplay Video
23. Re: Saints Row IV Gameplay Video May 10, 2013, 05:59 mag
 
ItBurn wrote on May 9, 2013, 14:54:
This looks like an expansion. It looks exactly like 3. I mean, the whole super powers thing is exactly the same as in the 3rd. The only difference seems to be that there's more stuff in it. If you told me that this was Saint Rows 3, I wouldn't have questionned it. Can't say I blame them, and I can't say that I don't want to play it, but I'm never going to pay 60$.

That's good, because I'm pretty sure I heard $30 as the price point.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2013, 18:16 mag
 
All of my cars have been small 'sporty' Japanese cars, and all have been manuals. I can't stand driving autos. Also a good excuse to not answer the phone when I'm driving.  
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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
43. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 8, 2013, 05:39 mag
 
Jerykk wrote on May 8, 2013, 05:10:
Stricter gun control isn't going to reduce crime because criminals don't care about the law. Most of the guns used in crimes are already obtained illegally. Washington D.C. has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet it also has a significantly higher murder and violent crime rate than any other state, including those that have incredibly lax gun laws like Texas and Florida. There is no statistical correlation between gun control and crime.

If you want to reduce crime, you need to look at the factors that breed criminals in the first place. Poverty is the most obvious one. Abusive and/or negligent parenting is another. Address these two issues and crime will drop. Wasting taxpayer money trying to enforce gun control won't change anything (as the prevalence of narcotics can attest to).

I agree with some of what you're saying, but the argument that you make at the beginning, "Laws in X city don't reduce shootings in X city!" is not a good one. Of course strict laws in DC aren't going to stop people from getting firearms when they can just drive an hour and pick some up legally. Anything useful would have to be nation-wide.

Then I think there are two choices, if you want to make gun-control work.

1) Take a firm hand. Sweeping, extreme legislation a la Australia. Millions of guns surrendered/confiscated/destroyed. Personal ownership essentially forbidden.

2) "Gentle" touch. Guns have to be registered. Severe penalties if a gun registered under your name is used in a crime. Better not buy a gun and then give it to someone else, and better make damn sure you don't let it get stolen.

It would take quite a long time for the supply of unregistered (that is, illegal) guns to dry up in the latter case, but I think it would eventually happen. Of course registration lists pose problems, and maybe it's not the right solution. It would take a long time, and it would not be 100% effective, but I do think it would have an impact in time, at least on your everyday run-of-the-mill burglary/mugging/drive-by/gang & drug-related shootings.

Not going to stop the law abiding citizens from snapping and murdering their families or classmates. So that's where mental health care, proper parenting, blah blah blah comes in.

But yeah. Got to combat poverty and abuse if you really want to make substantive change. Absolutely.
 
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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
41. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 8, 2013, 04:55 mag
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on May 8, 2013, 04:47:
No shit I'm afraid?! Do you live in Europe? If so, look around. They breed like cattle. Go the The Hague in the Netherlands, and I'll guarantee you that you will have a hard time spotting actual Dutch people. Now, if we don't talk about the increase in violence and say that The Hague isn't per se a violent place, we can debate why hardly spotting Dutch people is a bad thing, but that's just hitting philosophical bedrock with the shovel of a stupid question.

This... Islamophobia that you imply, is a term that doesn't exist, because a phobia implies an irrational fear. Seeing Islamic families of 8+ children; a people who's holy book demands them to "conquer the earth with the wombs of your women" and be a soldier of the jihad ( which is NOT simply a "spiritual war")... then fuck yes I'm afraid. I'm frustrated. I'm angry.

Nonsense & rubbish? No. Not at all.

Maybe if you had more guns you could shoot Islam.
 
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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
38. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 8, 2013, 04:43 mag
 
Quinn wrote on May 8, 2013, 03:54:
The Half Elf wrote on May 8, 2013, 03:20:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 8, 2013, 02:53:
The Half Elf wrote on May 8, 2013, 02:35:
What if I have OTHER games besides 'murder simulators'. Like for example Kerbal Space Program, does that qualify me to work for NASA? ...
Now STFU.
According to the anti-gun nuts, yes those qualify you to work for NASA and be a quarterback. Not to mention to be a professional truck driver across Europe, among other things.

Do I qualify as a anti-gun nut? (not to you Mashiki just asking in general) I like guns, don't plan on owning one, enjoy shooting them once in a blue moon, but really think we should have very strict registration laws on them.
Is there any reason someone MUST have a gun within a month (for example)?

What I'm not getting is why people in the States can simply just... own.. a gun. To us Europeans that simply sounds completely and utterly out of this world. In fact, it's a face-palm thing to most of us regarding the USA. That whole "I'm cleaning my gun every night and I'm god durned proud of it" is simply one hell of a hill-billy mentality.

Apart from the Islamification due to blind tolerance here, the USA should look at Europe a bit more, imo. There is simply no freaking need to let everyone own a gun.


We do have a bunch of guns, and it's deeply embedded in our culture thanks to the frontier history, the birth of the nation from a war, and the related codification of the right to own arms in the Constitution.

But. All things considered, a lot of European countries aren't too far behind us. Specifically, Switzerland and Finland have about half as many per capita, and Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, and Austria have about a third as many per capita.

Obviously we've still got far more here, but they're also obviously not exactly rare there. Still, I'm sure we talk about them far more because of just how deeply our national identity can be rooted in them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country

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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
25. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 8, 2013, 02:21 mag
 
Creston wrote on May 8, 2013, 00:24:
mag wrote on May 8, 2013, 00:12:
For a related reason, games that feature licensed cars tend to (or at least used to) not feature visible vehicle damage.

That's actually a requirement of the license? That's just absolutely fucking retarded.

Creston

Possibly not always, but I do remember it being the excuse for some games not having the feature.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization May 8, 2013, 02:20 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2013, 21:22:
Well, it's about time someone tried to move away from 1366x768.

In that article Ars is complaining that Sony lets you customize the laptop you want to buy. Christ. In another thread today I complained that the electronics market sucks. Ars is why we can't have nice things.
 
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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
17. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 8, 2013, 00:12 mag
 
Creston wrote on May 8, 2013, 00:01:
It actually surprises me that EA was paying a licensing fee to use real-life firearms in their games. I mean, if anything, you're basically advertising these guns for free, right? Why would you need to license them?

Then again, Rockstar never uses real life cars precisely for licensing reasons, and I would assume it's basically the same idea?

Creston

For a related reason, games that feature licensed cars tend to (or at least used to) not feature visible vehicle damage.
 
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6. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 7, 2013, 20:53 mag
 
SectorEffector wrote on May 7, 2013, 20:03:
I have no problem with PP7, DD44 Dostovei, RCP90 and everyones favorite.. the Klobb.

Hahaha I loved the Klobb.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
17. Re: Morning Mobilization May 7, 2013, 14:58 mag
 
Dammit, double post.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
16. Re: Morning Mobilization May 7, 2013, 14:56 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 7, 2013, 14:29:
mag wrote on May 7, 2013, 14:10:
Tablets are useless to me for everything I use computers for except web browsing. They're pretty alright at that.

On the other hand, I was shopping for a new laptop and decided I'd just stick with the one I've got because no one's selling what I want.

Edit: ALSO in the market for a new phone, but likewise no one will sell me what I want. The consumer electronics market sucks these days.

Ok, but what DO you want. Honestly curious

I'm in a niche market, I admit. I want a phone with modern specs, a decent screen, a full physical keyboard, and GSM. You can get any two (maybe even three) of those, but not all four if you're in the US.

The phone I really wanted was what turned into the Nokia N950, which was the developer version of the N9. It was never sold despite many many people wanting it, partly because Nokia had already announced that the N9 would be the last and only MeeGo phone, since they were switching to Windows Phone.

Laptop-wise, the whole market's a mess. I want physical buttons for the trackpad, I want 16x10 (though I've resigned myself to give up on this one) or at least 1080p on a 15" IPS screen, a quality non-chiclet keyboard, and overall rugged build quality.

Aside from the quality of the screen, Lenovo satisfied all of those with the Thinkpad line until the last refresh. Now it's chiclets and buttonless trackpads for them, too.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Announced
30. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Announced May 7, 2013, 14:38 mag
 
Creston wrote on May 7, 2013, 11:36:
Soulburner wrote on May 7, 2013, 10:35:
Also, didn't Carmack or some other id guy say some time ago that they will not outsource any of their IPs and work on their titles in-house only from now on?

I think John has found that that is no longer his decision to make.

Creston

I have altered the deal. Pray I don't alter it further.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 7, 2013, 14:24 mag
 
nin wrote on May 7, 2013, 14:13:
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2013, 13:38:
On the other hand, to quote the last article:

These sales figures are pretty much identical to that of its predecessor, Windows 7, which reached 100 million sales on April 27, 2010. While the traditional PC industry is on a downward slope, Microsoft are still somehow moving significant amounts of Windows 8 licenses.

That's really bizarre. How do you sell as many copies of an inferior product in a declining market?

You give it away for $40.


Also, more PCs were sold in 2012 than in 2009 (when Win7 was released). The 'decline' is slower than the growth that was being seen immediately before.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization May 7, 2013, 14:10 mag
 
Tablets are useless to me for everything I use computers for except web browsing. They're pretty alright at that.

On the other hand, I was shopping for a new laptop and decided I'd just stick with the one I've got because no one's selling what I want.

Edit: ALSO in the market for a new phone, but likewise no one will sell me what I want. The consumer electronics market sucks these days.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation May 6, 2013, 20:54 mag
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 6, 2013, 20:48:
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2013, 20:23:
Microsoft: Next Xbox will work even when your Internet doesn’t.

Yes, they can be taught! Glad they figured that one out.

Well, I hope they stick to that, I can't play a movie on my 360 without having an internet connection....for some reason always wants to make sure codecs are up to date. Dumb fucking thing.

As much as I love my PS3... at least the 360 apparently has support for more than one video codec. It's almost impossible to get anything to play correctly on it without transcoding on the fly from the PC, and that introduces a host of other problems.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 4, 2013, 00:51 mag
 
dj LiTh wrote on May 3, 2013, 20:59:
I'm waiting for the first 3d printed 3d printer

There is already one. I think you may need to acquire the first couple pieces elsewhere, but then the printer makes the rest of the required pieces to build itself.
 
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