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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2014, 01:04 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 00:42:
i presume you don't follow US soccer too closely, cuz this is precisely the way our team and league are built. our best players in MLS are cherrypicked by european teams, spend a few years there and eventually come back. most of our lineup has played in europe at some point, some of them very successfully. to name a few; clint dempsey was a leading scorer for a team in the EPL for several years. michael bradley was a starting midfielder for AS Roma. jozy altidore scored 31 goals for a dutch league team. a lot of the rest play in germany.

the process you're talking about started a long time ago; that's why i think it'll take only a few more generations before we're competitive.

I don't watch it, no. Last time I looked (admittedly years and years ago), they were very hesitant to let the top US players go to other (far, far, FAR better) leagues, and like I explained, it was killing US soccer, which was an appalling product at the time. I saw better soccer at junior leagues in Holland.

If they've finally realized their folly and implemented the process, then yes, US soccer will get better because of it, but it is a slow process of growth.

None of the players on today's US team really struck me as top level, other than perhaps your goalie.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 20:56 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 17:29:
There is no better combined strength and cardio exercise, period.

I think swimmers might disagree, but rowing is pretty damn awesome.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 15:23 Creston
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 15:10:
You've some nerve whining about me calling you out on this when you STILL haven't figured it out.

Is that supposed to sound intimidating or something? Because instead it sounds like a shrill little girl screaming that she's right and everyone else is wrong.

The entire fucking WORLD says that people in soccer flop way way way too much, and that it makes the sport plain irritating to watch sometimes. You pretend that there is little to no flopping, and that it's legitimately players being injured for 5 seconds, and then shrugging it off.

Okay dude. Whatever. I'm done fucking arguing with you about it. I genuinely couldn't give two shits about soccer to begin with, so thump your little chest and proclaim victory. You've won. There is no flopping in soccer. Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 14:36 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 14:08:
it'll be another generation of players, maybe two, before we can legitimately challenge for the cup.

Not if your best players keep staying mired in the swamp of poor play that is US soccer. All your best players need to play in European leagues for 8-10 years, then come back and raise the level of play in the entire US. This is a process that will take 20-30 years, but it's the only way it's going to happen.

Your best players aren't going to get better if all they play against are the dregs of US Soccer.

Germany dominated throughout, with the exception of the last two minutes when the US FINALLY started attacking. If none of your players can beat the opposing player one-on-one, all you're left with is continuously passing it around, and that rarely leads to wins.

I was amazed Germany only scored once. (Your goalie had a lot to do with that, and the defense played well.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 13:49 Creston
 
descender wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:56:
http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-world-rankings-of-flopping-1403660175

Where'd that guy go that was defending flopping?

There is no flopping. It's all just people getting terribly hurt in this dangerous, dangerous sport.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jun 26, 2014, 13:45 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:45:
Creston wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:39:
IDDQD

I Double Dip Queer Doritos?

I Don't Dare Quip Dingos?

I Don't Demand Quails Dancing?




I Do Daring Queenly Deeds!
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jun 26, 2014, 13:45 Creston
 
Simon Says wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 12:16:
up up, down down, left right, left right, B, A, Select, Start

I knew someone would put that one up
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 11:50 Creston
 
I have a nasty suspicion that Der Mannschaft is going to wallop the shit out of the US.

Then Portugal will beat Ghana by 11 goals, meaning they go on, and not the US.

Then everyone at my company will be so pissed off that we close, and I get the afternoon off.

THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN!


 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 26, 2014, 11:43 Creston
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:22:
The killer drone complaint is retarded

What? Margot Al Harazi just blew up a hospital in London with a hijacked drone, man!

Don't worry though. Jack will have it fixed in ~ 6 hours.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 26, 2014, 11:39 Creston
 
Oculus accuses Zenimax of trying to cash in.

Rest of the world: Well DUH.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 26, 2014, 11:39 Creston
 
IDDQD  
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News Comments > Sleeping Dogs Developer Making F2P Game
3. Re: Sleeping Dogs Developer Making F2P Game Jun 26, 2014, 11:16 Creston
 
"We're confident it's going to be a smash hit."

I guess he has to say that. If he'd said what he really thought, e.g. "We're sorta hopeful maybe someone will play it and put some money in the cash shop", it doesn't sound as exciting.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
24. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 11:14 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 10:14:
Its kind of sad to see that in the park though. Whats the point of going outside to play if they are basically still playing minecraft on their ipads or whatever?? Sigh...50 years from now kids wont even know what a tree looks like in real life, they will probably recognise one in a picture on their tablet OCULUS RIFT of choice...

Fixed.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
22. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 11:12 Creston
 
That is incredibly impressive. Kudos Notch/Mojang.

Also, holy shit, the original Mario for the NES sold 40 million copies?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 25, 2014, 19:52 Creston
 
Dear God, how dumb are people that they fall for this phishing shit. "Hi, we need you to run this file we just sent to your computer, k?!"

We teach four-year-olds not to take candy from strangers, but apparently on the internet almost everyone is a 2 year old.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - GRID Autosport
25. Re: Ships Ahoy - GRID Autosport Jun 25, 2014, 16:43 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 15:51:
Oh and just for the sake of testing in F1 I've tried and raced very cautiously (started from pole position and I was in last place after 5 laps) to see if my car will feel like I am driving on ice if I take care of my tires, instead of flying into every corner.
Exact same results. From one lap to the next it is like a switch being flipped and the car slides around like the track became ice. While the Ai is driving the same or faster.
It just frustrates the shit out of me.

Which game is that? I haven't actually played an F1 game in probably ten years or so.

Nevertheless, I still want long races.
 
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News Comments > Areal: Spiritual Successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
30. Re: Areal: Spiritual Successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Jun 25, 2014, 16:38 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 16:01:
Creston wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 15:27:
Quboid wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 13:54:
Which of you guys looks like Angelina Jolie?

Cutter. I'm TOTALLY Brad Pitt.

No. I'm handsome, though some women have called me pretty and Brad is definitely pretty. In high school I got Tom Cruise comparisons - when Taps came out everyone was like 'Whoa that's you!'. Personally I'd rather be more rugged like Steve McQueen and guys like that. My pal's dad was very McQueen like, all the women loved him, all the men wanted to be him.

The King of Cool

Yeah yeah, whatever, Hodor.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - GRID Autosport
21. Re: Ships Ahoy - GRID Autosport Jun 25, 2014, 15:31 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 13:52:
Iirc you could set them to longer as well not only double, but from what I am seeing the shorter race lengths aren't a problem as you are sweating through those 4-5 laps races to be over with as the Ai is breathing down your neck waiting for you to make a mistake.

But that's just it, you make one mistake in a five lap race and you're done (against good AI anyway.) If you're running a 25 lap race, you can make a mistake and still make it up.

I'd always run real length races in the F1 games I played (so 60-70 laps), and I just think it's way more fun than these games where you race 3 laps and wooo, you're the winner.
 
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News Comments > Areal: Spiritual Successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
27. Re: Areal: Spiritual Successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Jun 25, 2014, 15:27 Creston
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 13:54:
Which of you guys looks like Angelina Jolie?

Cutter. I'm TOTALLY Brad Pitt.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - GRID Autosport
18. Re: Ships Ahoy - GRID Autosport Jun 25, 2014, 13:44 Creston
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 13:37:
Creston wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 11:34:
So you've been out in front by a good bit after running a great race?
Yes. And I've been mid-pack after running a bad race and back of the pack after running a terrible race.
Of course, the length of the races in the career mode start out short (3-5 laps) so you're never really that far ahead. I've been about 1 second a lap better than the best AI in a race or two and finished about 5 seconds ahead at the end.

That at least sounds promising. Can you force the game to give you longer races right off the bat, or is it stuck with the "you're in the beginning of career mode, so you do 3 lap races?"
 
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