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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
63. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 12:25 Orogogus
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 06:27:
Orogogus wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 05:59:
What does "compulsory contraception" even mean? Like, a chastity belt? You use words like "compulsory" when a more accurate term would seem to be "wildly unenforceable."

If there were a better way to enact something like this than forced abortions, China would be doing it.

You are being obtuse on purpose. There are chemical contraceptives which are fairly efficient and they have been in use since the 50s. A number of surgical reversible methods also exist. Also what China is doing is also something vastly different then what Im suggesting since their interest is in controlling population growth.

I'm really not. Whatever method you use to limit potential parents is going to work for controlling population growth.

Those chemical methods -- I assume you're referring to the hormonal treatments -- have potentially fatal side effects and contraindications, and they put all the burden on women. The surgical treatments damage your chances of having a child after you get them reversed, on top of the risks inherent in surgery. On top of which, "civilized" countries don't really have procedures to compel every adult man and woman to submit to medicine (especially the daily pill) or surgery. Without that, people are going to end up having children accidentally -- never mind the people doing it on purpose -- and then the question is what this system is going to do about it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
36. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 05:59 Orogogus
 
What does "compulsory contraception" even mean? Like, a chastity belt? You use words like "compulsory" when a more accurate term would seem to be "wildly unenforceable."

If there were a better way to enact something like this than forced abortions, China would be doing it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
34. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 05:04 Orogogus
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 04:19:
I usually support liberal views in the true sense of the word. I think that discrimination based on race, gender or sexual orientation is wrong. I also believe in fundamental human rights, although that is something that is more of an ideal than something that is respected anywhere in the world. Most of the time its just liberal rhetorhic used to pull wool over our collective eyes while our so called 'rights' are being trampled on daily.

In today's day and age though I dont belive that everyone has the right to be a parent. I think most people (gay or straight) are incapable of being good parents, despite our inherent ability to produce offspring. I think that at least in the civilzed world people should be put through rigorous tests before they are allowed to reproduce. People who want to adopt already have to go through something similar, I believe that this should be expanded to everyone.

Do these beliefs make me a bigot?

Just to be clear, you mean forced abortions, like in China, right? Because unlike adopting a baby, a man and a woman can have sex on their own. Or is it more just taking children away from their parents once they fail the test, or sterilization, or something else entirely?
 
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News Comments > Foolish Games, Volume 2
9. Re: Foolish Games, Volume 2 Apr 1, 2014, 21:33 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 21:20:
Orogogus wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 20:39:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 19:52:
...and guarantees never again will there be a proper game...

Hahaha, for years I never understood what the Transformers wiki was getting at with Ruined FOREVER, now I know exactly what they're talking about.

I admit as a (once) huge hattlech fan I get a little carried away when talking about MWO ,) My point is simply that to me the franchise is irrelevant now. Even if Mech Warrior 5 were to be announced as a AAA title with SP campaign, COOP and properly balanced MP .. I'd not buy it Especially not if it's by Piranha Games.

Funny you mention transformers though, because Piranha games also made a transformer game.....

Ya, but I can see where Ruined FOREVER in the context of BattleTech also applied at Dark Age/Jihad, at MechAssault, at every single iteration of the Mechwarrior franchise, etc. To be honest I lost interest when the Clans were introduced, but now the Internet makes it easy to get caught up.
 
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News Comments > Foolish Games, Volume 2
4. Re: Foolish Games, Volume 2 Apr 1, 2014, 20:39 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 19:52:
...and guarantees never again will there be a proper game...

Hahaha, for years I never understood what the Transformers wiki was getting at with Ruined FOREVER, now I know exactly what they're talking about.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: We Won't Sell Star Citizen
31. Re: Roberts: We Won't Sell Star Citizen Apr 1, 2014, 15:46 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 14:31:
InBlack wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 10:09:
[ One of the last good deeds by Microsoft way back when they still cared enough about PC gaming MONEY to at least make a profit on it.


Fixed.

You say that, but the sentence made sense before.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
9. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 30, 2014, 15:26 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 01:18:
Redmask wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 00:39:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 22:23:
They you hire a CEO from the outside who shit all over that by donating to support prop 8 and pro-prop 8 politicians.

He's the co-founder of Mozilla, not to mention the author of Javascript and was promoted from within. I get the whole concept behind a CEO is supposed to represent a company and its image but where he's never had any problems so far. Someone went and dug up his political donations, likely due to a personal or professional vendetta.

Sorry, thought I read that he'd been brought in from the outside to help boost FF mobile. Must have misread. Regardless, it seemed to me obvious why there's a backlash. If it had been something he'd done 20 years ago, nothing probably would have happened, but prop 8 was a pretty divisive issue. The pain from that wound has yet to heal. We may not know the gritty details, but I don't think there's some alternate reason that this happened. That was my main point, anyway.

Ya. The catalyst was clearly the guy becoming CEO. Like, what Romney and Obama did in the 80s was largely under the radar until they threw their hats in the ring. People might not care if a company's accounts payable clerk is, say, a 9/11 conspiracy believer, but make him president or CEO and it reflects a lot more on the company.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
128. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 09:11 Orogogus
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 09:00:
GL1zdA wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 08:42:
I don't get it. Why can't Oculus VR do a great gaming device after being bought by Facebook?

Come back in one year and we'll see if Facebook replaces the team with their own people with their own vision. This happens in every acquisition and there's no reason not to believe it will happen at Oculus.

The Instagram buyout was more than a year ago now. I don't know if its workforce was dismantled, but the product itself hasn't been slaved to Facebook.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
113. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 07:59 Orogogus
 
NKD wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 07:51:
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 07:46:

Here's an interesting development. The CEO of Razer tweeted notch earlier.

That's odd. I thought Razer was in bed with Oculus with their Hydra thing. Maybe they are jumping ship?

I believe the Sixense group is actually separate from Razer; I don't think the next generation STEM has anything to do with Razer. And I'd think controllers would be platform agnostic anyways. It would make sense for them to work with everyone in the game.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
105. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 05:21 Orogogus
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 02:22:
verybad1 wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 02:20:
I really don't see this working for facebook, for mobile, or for social .

I don't even see any link between mobile and a virtual reality system...

Quite frankly, I think it was a bad business decision by Facebook, it really doesn't fit their business, and while it's got a niche, it's not going to be something people are wearing while walking down the street, or in bars while texting.

It just doesn't make any sense. Occulus Rift fits hardcore gamers playing simulators, it can work for games, but it's not what they seem to think it is.

More like it's not what you think they seem to think it is.

Ya. I mean, Google's first product was a search engine; it's kind of hard to say smartphones, wireless payments and fiber optic networks are logical extensions of that.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Trailer
23. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Trailer Mar 25, 2014, 17:10 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 11:20:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 08:57:
Just hoping for a smarter AI. Always bugged me that harder AI just meant the computer got massive bonuses to production, research and economy, and seemed to know where habitable planets were as soon as you discovered them.

The video didn't mention anything new as far as game play vs. GC2

The AI actively was smarter at higher difficulty levels. IIRC, they only implemented the Cheat Diff Levels later when the players asked for them. There is a diff level with the highest AI turned on, where it doesn't cheat, and it's a royal bitch to beat.

No, the game shipped with 2 cheat AI difficulties, Painful/Gifted and Crippling/Genius, where they received bonuses above the player baseline. 3 higher difficulty levels were added later.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza
6. Re: Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza Mar 21, 2014, 21:13 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 20:10:
Hmm, so they're basically writing off mainland China as a market?

It's not as if the communists pretend the Himalayas don't exist. I didn't see anything depicting the Red Army or the T-word. Or skeletons.

In any case, I don't think single player games sell well in China anyways due to rampant piracy. Publishers focus on MMO games and F2P for the Chinese market.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Trailer
16. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Trailer Mar 21, 2014, 13:36 Orogogus
 
Caslon wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:01:
Gee, how do we keep relevant with todays console mentality and merge it with a classic pc game? A mech, of course! Genius!

You, uh, played the original Wolfenstein 3D, right?
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
38. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:34 Orogogus
 
You guys like it all zoomed in? I feel like in the old arcade game there was no room for 4 people to do anything besides blob up, often going single file through corridors. If there were a script to have the guys stand 2 squares away and keep shooting you wouldn't even need a human being at the controls.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 15, 2014, 20:52 Orogogus
 
I thought he was probably talking about Rogue Legacy.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 7, 2014, 05:46 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 02:30:
Why is American internet so slow?

Duh. Don't have to read the article to know, but here it is from the article:

Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, and AT&T have "divided up markets and put themselves in a position where they're subject to no competition."

Is Google Fiber not making them any money? I would jump ship from the Time Warner in a heartbeat, but I think San Diego is going to be underwater before Google (or anyone else) gets around to installing a competing network, presumably somewhere around 2462 at the current rate of expansion.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Library Sharing Live
27. Re: Steam Family Library Sharing Live Mar 2, 2014, 00:18 Orogogus
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 22:47:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 19:36:
Because they are selfish and want shit for free. You are using it EXACTLY how it is intended.

No, I think they just want people to be able to use their old games they no longer have any use for. It's not an unreasonable expectation. I would happily deauthorize games from my account permanently or enter in some sort of weird locking share mechanism to do it because there are many I don't enjoy or didn't play much that I think others would get some use out of.

I don't see anyone talking about that. I can't imagine anyone read about "family sharing" and thought, yes, Valve is envisioning a way to dump unwanted games on your family members.

A system that lets you get in on Prez's account does seem to be what people have in mind.
 
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News Comments > Age of Wonders III Next Month
11. Re: Age of Wonders III Next Month Feb 27, 2014, 12:38 Orogogus
 
Triumph Studios, a Dutch developer. What am I looking at here? Is the implication that European developers wouldn't take part in the Euro price hiking, therefore it's GOG instituting it?  
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News Comments > Age of Wonders III Next Month
9. Re: Age of Wonders III Next Month Feb 26, 2014, 15:37 Orogogus
 
My understanding is that GOG doesn't set pricing for new, non-CD Projekt games, and that regional shenanigans are up to the original developer in such cases.  
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News Comments > Steam Video Capture Utility
11. Re: Steam Video Capture Utility Feb 24, 2014, 19:53 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 18:58:
Blue wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 17:11:
Satoru wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 17:09:
This isnt really a 'steam' thing it's just another application on the steam store.

The title makes it sounds like its an integrated feature which is mislading

Actually I think the inclusion of the word "utility" makes is sound completely unlike an integrated feature.

I thought it was an integrated feature as well. I guess "utility" is somewhat vague. "Application" would have been more clear, but I still think many of us would have thought it was a Valve release.

No easy way to make it clear in a short phrase, I suppose.

I think the easy way would be to not mention Steam, or alternatively use the Steamships Ahoy title. I thought the same thing as everyone else. To my mind, Windows comes with a disk defrag utility and a backup utility, and this registered in the same vein.
 
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