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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
10. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 12, 2014, 05:03 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 12, 2014, 03:34:
Beamer wrote on Apr 12, 2014, 02:46:
Redmask wrote on Apr 12, 2014, 00:35:
Cutter wrote on Apr 11, 2014, 19:16:
Oh come on, no rationale person would take that for anything but sarcasm. I'd appeal it all the way to the SCOTUS if it were me.

Honoring your word is such a pesky concept after all. Sarcasm is a great legal defense, I'm sure the Supreme Court would be all over that idea haha.

its definitely sarcasm, but not in the way Cutter thinks. The guy clearly implied it was a consolation prize. If you promise a gift, you can be held to it.

No, you very clearly don't grasp the concept of sarcasm then. He was being fatuous. If you don't grasp that I'd suggest some remedial English comprehension classes.

His sarcasm comes across less as "haha, you can keep this, not,
" and more as "well, I humiliated you in front of every single person you've ever met, but hey, who cares when you get to keep a $50,000 rock!"

I don't see what part of "I'm breaking up with you, but you get to keep the ring at least" makes it sound like the last part is sarcastic and he expects it back. But, I don't have the cold, shriveled heart, so maybe it's just me.

In any case, men planning to get engaged, never do it on a holiday or birthday, because in either of those cases it's a gift, not a gift contingent upon an action, and you won't get it back if things go awry.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 12, 2014, 02:46 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 12, 2014, 00:35:
Cutter wrote on Apr 11, 2014, 19:16:
Oh come on, no rationale person would take that for anything but sarcasm. I'd appeal it all the way to the SCOTUS if it were me.

Honoring your word is such a pesky concept after all. Sarcasm is a great legal defense, I'm sure the Supreme Court would be all over that idea haha.

its definitely sarcasm, but not in the way Cutter thinks. The guy clearly implied it was a consolation prize. If you promise a gift, you can be held to it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 11, 2014, 18:01 Beamer
 
When I go to the PS4 page on Amazon I get a PS4.
When I go to the Xbone page I get, right above it, an image of the PS4 with "you might also consider."

Microsoft can't be happy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2014, 11:53 Beamer
 
Yesterday's news, but possible rival for those that missed it:
Game of Goats
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained Revealed
21. Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Revealed Apr 11, 2014, 11:15 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Apr 11, 2014, 09:39:
I don't know, I've heard that complaint a few times but I didn't find the second game much harder than the first. People said it required too much but I found that most of the time people were trying to rigidly stick to things that worked on previous levels instead of trying new strategies.

This turning into a MOBA is just greed, bloody hell

Yeah, I found the difficulty ramp inconsistent in the second, but I don't remember finding it harder. I think I still 5 starred every level, including the classic ones. Solo, as I never played with anyone else. Did it with the two characters, too.

The endless levels were harder and needed a co-op person, I felt, but I just didn't really play those because I found them neither very rewarding nor very fun, for the same reason I often don't like Hoarde Mode or CoD Zombie type things or whatever - it's 25 minutes of too slow and easy followed by 5 minutes of holy-crap-we're-overwhelmed.
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained Revealed
9. Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Revealed Apr 10, 2014, 20:23 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 20:08:
I loved OMD. Really did not enjoy OMD 2.

And now it's a MOBA? Yeah, I'ma pass.

Really?
OMD2 was an improvement to me. More of the same, with good new additions.
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained Revealed
3. Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Revealed Apr 10, 2014, 18:47 Beamer
 
I absolutely adored OMD. Loved it to death.

But I've never played a MOBA and don't see myself starting here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 10, 2014, 18:46 Beamer
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 18:35:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 15:36:
Xbox One And The PlayStation 4: Weirdest. Console. Transition. Ever.

It IS somewhat odd that that new Borderlands PreSequel WON'T be on the new consoles. Given that they're making a PC version, shouldn't it be tit easy to convert it to XB1 and PS4? It seems like money on the table NOT to make it for the new ones?

Seems like devs are still hedging their bets against the new generation for another year or so. Probably want to save a little momentum for the big leap off PS3/360 also. Borderlands 3, finally in 1080p! etc...

The PreSequel is basically an expansion. They're using the same exact engine. Reworking it to make it for new consoles would require significantly more time and effort, and end any chance of it being a budget release.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Apr 10, 2014, 18:33 Beamer
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 18:31:
Free to play almost always means shallow or unrefined in my opinion. Even if you pay, you're still basically getting horse armor, one more chance, or +15% to something. How can anyone feel comfortable doing a run through of a skinner box designed to juice a few whales? I feel the developer's eyes running over my wallet and I don't like it.


When free to play solely offers horse armor, it's no big deal. If people want to pay $1.99 to look different, I don't care.

It's when you need to pay to play (e.g., "you're out of power, please wait 15 minutes or pay $3.99 for more power!") or when it's needed to advance (e.g., "this boss is extremely difficult unless you have the ice gun, buy it now for $4.99") that it's an issue.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 10, 2014, 16:45 Beamer
 
And in general, law enforcement tends to go after hackers because of how bewildering they are.

Robbing a bank is hard. Murdering someone is hard. You have to go out there, get the courage, and do it. You have to look someone in the eye and threaten and/or hurt them. You then need to cover your tracks, either escaping or disposing of the body. Both leave a good amount of physical evidence, both tend to be somewhat traceable by a regular person and both tend to have a limited number of victims.

Hacking is different. It's often some kid in his apartment, or his parent's basement, logging in out of boredom. It's hard to stop. It's hard to trace. A regular person can't even tell a crime was committed, let alone figure out how. This makes it feel more like a violation to people, especially when so many of the higher profile "hackings" have been people breaking into other people's cellphones, looking for naked pictures and posting them online.
And the actual damages can be huge. That lolsec guy a few years back that got 10 years for breaking into TI claimed he did it to "free information, the people have a right to know!" Of course, he also stole 60,000 credit card numbers and used them to make $700,000 in donations.

There's just a more visceral reaction to hacking because people don't understand it, don't know it's happening when it's happening, feel like their privacy can absolutely be violated, feel like it's done less often for any reason other than boredom, and while some have been politically motivated, the vast majority haven't been, they've instead involved stealing credit card numbers.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 10, 2014, 16:32 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 15:46:
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 10:21:
InBlack wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 07:55:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 19:07:
Hacking sentences are almost as bad as murder.

There is a reason for that. Hackers and tech savy types are potentially the most dangerous 'dissidents' and possibly the only ones who can make a difference in the collective consciousness of the connected masses in our world today. They are the last threat to an emerging order of inverted totalitarianism. This will be doubly true in the future.

e.g. See E. Snowden.

you don't actually believe this do you? You gave one example. One very recent example. Or do you think that politicians were smart and savvy enough to predict this decades ago when the laws were written and that all prosecutors are in on it now?

there are more obvious answers here, but of course tech guys see themselves as superheroes that the government is desperate to contain. You're magneto, inblack. Right

They were threatening Aaron Swartz with 35 years to force him into a settlement. While average murder sentences are of course greater than average hacking sentences, the punishments for such crimes are WAY incongruent with the crimes committed.

Here's part of your issue:
They were threatening Aaron Swartz with 35 years to force him into a settlement.

Yes they were. In murder cases, they threaten life or the death penalty to force into a plea. That's what happens. In plea negotiations, and any negotiation really, one side starts very high. The prosecution will start with everything they can charge, and discuss the maximum sentence. Over time, as more evidence comes out, that will reduce, as some charges no longer make sense and because no one wants to go to trial if that kind of timesuck can be avoided.

Regardless, Aaron Schwartz was not being considered "a threat to an emerging order of inverted totalitarianism." And some moron prosecutor making $55k could not be seen as having an agenda to uphold that.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Linux Beta Next Week; Playthrough ~50 Hours
13. Re: Wasteland 2 Linux Beta Next Week; Playthrough ~50 Hours Apr 10, 2014, 14:38 Beamer
 
And video game teams aren't often something you can just throw money at to increase. Some roles, yes, you can easily bring new people on to. Other roles you can't do so without losing as much time as you gain in getting them up to speed. And, with a game like this, so much is probably done by a tiny core that it's impossible to scale it up.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 10, 2014, 10:21 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 07:55:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 19:07:
Hacking sentences are almost as bad as murder.

There is a reason for that. Hackers and tech savy types are potentially the most dangerous 'dissidents' and possibly the only ones who can make a difference in the collective consciousness of the connected masses in our world today. They are the last threat to an emerging order of inverted totalitarianism. This will be doubly true in the future.

e.g. See E. Snowden.

you don't actually believe this do you? You gave one example. One very recent example. Or do you think that politicians were smart and savvy enough to predict this decades ago when the laws were written and that all prosecutors are in on it now?

there are more obvious answers here, but of course tech guys see themselves as superheroes that the government is desperate to contain. You're magneto, inblack. Right
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 10, 2014, 10:16 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 23:08:
Been time to upgrade for a long while now. It's the point on how they sell fear about, without patches you are being threatened as if you were ever all that safe if someone wanted to attack you.

Then we find out in China, Win XP patches and support continues.


kind of. Due to pressure from the government, Microsoft outsourced Chinese support. They still aren't doing it themselves. Don't be like mad max and spin things to fit your agenda.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Apr 10, 2014, 10:14 Beamer
 
This guy can get fucked. Their sister site theverge had a great article on why f2p blows. Yes, it can be done well, but this dude defends candy crush, a game that makes you wait for energy.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: 4ktv Apr 9, 2014, 19:11 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 19:06:
Rapper as in no talent, no skills, no job, and most likely lives on someone else's hard work claiming to be an 'artist'.

Well, he seems to be a scumbag, but:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dappy_discography

He's British, and his album hit #1 in the UK. His single hit #1 in the UK. He's had some success.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 9, 2014, 14:45 Beamer
 
Necrophob wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 14:37:
There are few companies that I would consider "evil". Monsanto is one of them. Or at the very least Satan sits on the board of directors.

I totally get why they need to try to protect their advances, and why GMOs are important in some areas.
But maybe this is best left to colleges and non-profits, as it's totally contrary to how agriculture needs to work. It needs DRM to be worthwhile to large corporations, but DRMing a process as old as people is asinine and, yes, evil.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 9, 2014, 13:44 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 13:20:
And what's even more criminal is that it's small business that does the real employing, yet we get none of the help or breaks.

Not entirely true. Small businesses, businesses with fewer than 500 employees, make up 99.7% of businesses. They also make up 49% of private employees. So it's just under half of the "real employing." If you factor out businesses with just one employee, it drops even more, as over 50% of "small businesses" are home based and 78.5% of small businesses have no employees.

They lead in net new jobs, but not in total jobs.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Confirmed
21. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Confirmed Apr 9, 2014, 13:16 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 12:48:
Creston wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 11:39:
Beamer wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 10:42:
Tim Collins wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 10:03:
Borderlands is played out, they should really think of some new games.


given how many times people here demanded to go to the moon base, I'd say there's a lot of demand for this particular product. Especially if Randy is right and its value priced.

True, but we wanted to go to the moonbase to blow it the hell up. Not to go there and be Jack's stoolie.

Zactly.

edit: Watched the video - looks more like what we used to call an expansion.


Yeah, but they couldn't take the heroes to the moon base - Hyperion is done. There's no one left to fight.

And Randy implies that this will likely be priced like an expansion, but claims it's out of his hands. I'd guess it'd be $40 on consoles and $30 on PCs. It's coming out using the same engine and on last-gen systems.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Confirmed
8. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Confirmed Apr 9, 2014, 10:42 Beamer
 
Tim Collins wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 10:03:
Borderlands is played out, they should really think of some new games.


given how many times people here demanded to go to the moon base, I'd say there's a lot of demand for this particular product. Especially if Randy is right and its value priced.
 
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