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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 8, 2013, 05:27 Prez
 
Wow that was a depressing read. It seems the music industry is still hopelessly broken. What a world we live in where the people who do the least in the creation of the art make the most off of the sales of the art.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
18. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 8, 2013, 05:11 Prez
 
Something else to consider - if they did knowingly lie to Congress, it was not under oath, in which case no law was broken. If we can try a President for spinning the facts to get the vote he wants, then can the far right in turn put Obama on trial for spinning the facts and getting Congress to pass the Affordable Care Act? Every president, good and bad, does it. I don't like the term "slippery slope" because it's over-used, but boy does it fit here. Talk about a giant can of worms. Best not to open it I say.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
17. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 8, 2013, 04:34 Prez
 
Well I'm glad you referred to me as "my friend" instead of something worse!

Like I said, whatever evidence you can drum up that has you convinced, it has NEVER BEEN PROVEN IN A COURT OF LAW. What convinces you of impropriety just doesn't cut the mustard in a courtroom with a case of the magnitude that you guys are talking. Sure, it isn't exactly a secret that officials in the Bush Administration had long had machinations on ousting Hussein even before 9/11, but the line from that to proving that they knowingly lied under oath to Congress is FAR from a straight "point A to Point B" one. As far as your link to the 60 minutes interview, you have to know if that if the guy making such a claim is put on the stand in a trial, his credibility will be called into question by the defense lawyers, the question will come up that are they supposed to take the word of one traitor with his own agenda, etc, etc, etc. As I keep saying, the whole thing would be an unholy mess and solve nothing except making for great press for the media hounds and making some lawyers famous and filthy rich. It would be utterly pointless and wholly destructive. Until some "smoking gun" comes out and proves that they actually broke a law, the whole idea is ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax
25. Re: Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax Dec 8, 2013, 01:17 Prez
 
nin wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 14:50:
Why did Bethesda wait so long to deny this?

Was thinking about that last night...


All publicity is good publicity?

Or, what Jacobvandy said.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
14. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 7, 2013, 20:47 Prez
 
I already addressed the first point. There is evidence to counter the claim that they knowingly lied to Congress - the Senate Intelligence Commitee is not a court of law (not to mention nothing but a body drive soley by politics, not any search for truth) thus their findings would mean little in any legal case. On point 2, the UN Convention is not legally actionable under US law, so that is an absolute non-issue. Also, from what I have heard it has never even been officially declared by any legal entity as to whether what they were doing in placed like Ahbu Graib and Gitmo legally constitutes torture as defined by the Geneva Convention. So again, a huge clusterfuck with all the partisan DC clowns showboating for the cameras.

Prosecuting Bush and Cheney would only open a huge can of worms, further divide the country, and be a partisan circus in which everyone is a loser, (except for the lawyers - they'll get rich) and Bush and Cheney would never see the inside of a jail cell anyway. It's just a terrible, terrible idea. Do that and you can bet that every future sitting president (starting with Obama) would end up on trial for something. What a nightmare.

EDIT: For the record, I believe that it is likely that they lied to get us into a war they had been wanting for a while, but that isn't the issue. The issue is PROVING it; it just couldn't be done without a huge partisan mess that would only make things worse than they already are.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: RE: Follow up Dec 7, 2013, 19:49 Prez
 
Seems the date doe not really "live in infamy" as FDR predicted

For most people that's true. For some of us, though, it remains pretty infamous.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
12. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 7, 2013, 19:44 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 17:32:
As long as we're bringing up politicians on charges, let's prosecute Bush and Cheney too.

I'm not a fan of either of them but on what charge? And with what demonstrable evidence? If you claim lying about WMD they could eaily refute that by pointing to foreign intelligence from the time that suggested they were there. Obviously the intelligence was suspect but the case against Bush and Cheney would be pretty weak. It would in no way be as clear cut as the lying under oath that Clapper did. The trial would be a partisan farce and completely destructive to a country already in shambles. On the subject of Clapper - he should go to jail; plain and simple.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 7, 2013, 02:54 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 02:25:
Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 01:31:
60 million to rig over a billion dollars in their favour is cheap anyway you slice it.

True, but Samsung is still kicking their asses.

Just not in the US.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
3. Re: Evening Previews Dec 7, 2013, 02:18 Prez
 
Prediction: This game is going to be way better than anyone expects!**

**Note: Prez sucks at predictions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Free XMas music Dec 6, 2013, 21:09 Prez
 
Well at least they have Jingle Farts  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
37. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2013, 19:56 Prez
 
Pachter's schtick is that he's a well-paid troll held in fairly high regard in the games industry (just not by gamers). Most everyone, even those who hate trolls, will usually turn an ear to listen to what the troll says. The thing is, Pachter's not even a very good troll. He is predictable and formulaic - like when he trolled PC gamers for being a bunch of filthy pirates who hate DRM solely because they want to steal all of their games. Gee, how original. Now he is predictably trolling Nintendo fans. Yawn.  
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News Comments > New PAYDAY 2 DLC
8. Re: New PAYDAY 2 DLC Dec 6, 2013, 04:05 Prez
 
I can't believe people are actually paying for masks. Is this going to be the equivalent of hats in Team Fortress 2? I might be interested in the weapons if they actually changed things up considerably, but as others have said they definitely need to to do better with their downloadable content.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VIII
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VIII Dec 5, 2013, 22:32 Prez
 
Wonder if its as bad of a copy over port that the steam ff7 was.

I thought that they fixed it up after it was released (added the music, etc.)?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 5, 2013, 21:28 Prez
 
Man pays $750 for a piece of paper he thought was an Xbox One.

The auction listing stated it was for a photo of the console, not the system itself. However, Clatworthy said he still expected to receive the Xbox One because the item was listed in the "video games and consoles" category on eBay.

Hahaha! I know it was a dickish thing to do but I can't help laughing. The seller posted a photo of the console and sent the same photo to the winner! That's hysterical!
 
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News Comments > DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs
20. Re: DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs Dec 4, 2013, 23:13 Prez
 
When they start treating Battlefield games like the Madden series with new games every year or so what do they expect? Of course there are going to be bugs - it's not like they are interested in anything other than milking the fan base. A working game isn't really the concern; they just need something out there they can sell map packs and dlc for. It's beyond me why people still fall for this shit.

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News Comments > The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion
12. Re: The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion Dec 3, 2013, 22:19 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 22:11:
Prez wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 20:06:
This should have been in the original release. What little there existed of space missions was appalling. Then again, if the space combat is as boring and stupid as the land combat it won't be any better than what was there. What a terrible, terrible game. To think they abandoned making Knights of the Old Republic 3 for this abomination. Ugh.

Haven't you heard? Single player is dead. There are too many pirates and no money to be made. Everyone wants all online all the time.

Ha - I know you're being facetious but sadly the people who run things at EA really believe that despite there being plenty of evidence to the contrary.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
50. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 3, 2013, 20:21 Prez
 
So I got the XCOM expansion last night, and played for about 4 hours. I have amassed some meld but I haven't researched anything that uses it. I'm actually debating playing the game the old fashioned way - no bio enhancements or mechs - against the new enemies (which are awesome btw). I'm on normal difficulty (classic just kicks my ass in the early game) so maybe it's doable. Too bad they didn't balance the need for satellites though - it's still too easy to enter a death spiral with countries withdrawing due to high panic levels, making the chore of satellite management a crucial factor.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion
4. Re: The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion Dec 3, 2013, 20:06 Prez
 
This should have been in the original release. What little there existed of space missions was appalling. Then again, if the space combat is as boring and stupid as the land combat it won't be any better than what was there. What a terrible, terrible game. To think they abandoned making Knights of the Old Republic 3 for this abomination. Ugh.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
31. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 1, 2013, 22:31 Prez
 
Wetworks wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 19:10:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 18:26:
They understand that MODS increase sales. duh. DLC kills sales and fragments communities. DLC is rarely > MODS.

That's too simplistic a statement, there are certain styles of games that majorly benefits from mods, mostly sandbox style games. In fact, locking down the base game from mods + pumping out dlc and microtransactions is becoming the norm. Games like BF4, Borderlands 2, COD, Sims 3, Crysis 3, etc...

People will happily spend $15 for a map pack that use to be free with mods. Also, there are no mods on consoles so a lot of companies will not even bother to support it on the pc side.

Your point about why DLC is popular is completely valid but I have to agree with Bats - mods >>>>>> dlc. Mods strengthen a game's community; dlc will often splinter it. I'm not against dlc; quite the contrary actually. I have bought hundreds of dollars' worth of it. But if the base game is solid I think great mod tools is a better investment for the publisher in the long run. Battlefield 2 is still being modded and is still hugely popular. Battlefield 3 was largely locked down and will be long forgotten while BF2 will still be going strong.

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News Comments > On Sale
62. Re: On Sale Nov 29, 2013, 12:42 Prez
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2013, 10:15:
Prez wrote on Nov 28, 2013, 23:48:
Well I created a Play it Forward group in Steam for Holiday 2014. Feel free to join everyone.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/playitforward2014

I basically invited everyone. I'm not sure if that's how BATs wants to do it though. I seem to remember last year you joined after you were gifted a game and then bought one for someone else.

Anyway, get those wishlists up to date, and try to include some less expensive games for those of us who ain't swimmin' in chedda'. (Did I really just say that?!?)

Exactly. I'm in the process of starting a new company so the Bay of Fundy is at low tide so let's cool our jets at least till the winter sale starts.

It's going on throughout the holiday season up until New Years so take your time. No rush.
 
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