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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > July Steam Hardware & Software Survey
10. Re: July Steam Hardware & Software Survey Aug 6, 2014, 13:21 Pigeon
 
My biggest worry with win 8 is vendors will stop supporting it should windows 9 become popular like windows 7 has. This has happened with AMD and Vista. Despite minimal differences between the two OS's they have seemingly stopped releasing Vista drivers. Even their XP drivers are more up to date.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Aug 4, 2014, 23:26 Pigeon
 
NKD wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 23:06:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 22:27:
My take:

MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 21:13:
Also, RIP James Brady, must have been furiously difficult to be partially paralyzed because some nut shot you by accident spend the past 30 years trying to affect gun control only to see nothing change at all.

Yeah, no kidding.

Failure to get universal background checks is one of those shining examples of where our system fails. According to numbers I read today 90% of Americans support it, 84% of gun owners support it, 74% of NRA members support it. But we still can't get it done.

It's just too easy for a felon or other banned individual to get their hands on a gun through a private seller. It's not a magic solution to fix all problems of gun violence, it's a band-aid that would be relatively easy to implement, yet it still doesn't happen.

The real problem with the gun control debate today is all this focus on what I call "crazy white person" shootings. Mass shootings (a shooting that injures or kills at least 4 people) make up an incredibly small portion of gun violence. Shootings involving middle class white people also make up a relatively small portion of gun violence. It's also the trickiest kind of gun violence to prevent.

Why are we focusing the debate on the forms of gun violence that are hardest to prevent? Shouldn't we first be going after the low hanging fruit? It wouldn't seem like such an impossible subject if we would frame the debate in a way that made sense.

Most gun violence happens to low income, poorly educated minorities at the hands of others in their same socioeconomic class. So that's where we need to focus our efforts. The fact that we only seem to care when middle class white people are shooting other middle class white people is a massive joke.

No, there is no realistic solution to keeping a crazy person from going nuts and shooting a bunch of people. But that doesn't mean we can't make a real dent in gun violence numbers by looking elsewhere.

But what if its 4am and you just have to have a gun right then and there cause you know AMERICA, but you won't be able to get one right at that moment because you'll have to wait for background checking.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: Into the Black Aug 3, 2014, 17:00 Pigeon
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 16:51:
nin wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 12:55:
I get those too, and hate them. Generally a sign I have to put that title aside for a few days.

Not frequent, but it sucks when they happen...like my brain can't shut off.

Man I thought I was the only one who had those. I have to make sure I give my brain some buffer time before bed to stop it from happening. When it happens it's like I know how the game is supposed to play but in the dream everything doesn't work properly so I get frustrated. Usually have to get up and read a book or work out a bit to get it out of my head.

Yeah I use a buffer time to, usually watching TV or reading or some other activity helps clear the video-game brain. Usually the dreams are terrible and frustrating, but occasionally they are epically awesome. One I had I was a Marine from StarCraft and I was mowing down hordes of zerglings as I helped some people escape an overrun complex; terrifying yet exhilarating. Another was pretty much like Quake 3, with bounce pads, railguns and the whole longest 9 yards.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 1, 2014, 22:49 Pigeon
 
PropheT wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 22:20:
Julio wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 20:20:
No thanks, I'm not giving Gamestop my fingerprints. What's next, giving them your DNA?

It's more of a problem with pawn laws and legal requirements for second-hand stores and the requirements of anyone selling something to the store there than it is with Gamestop. In the effort to stop criminals, you're legally required to assume everyone is a criminal.

jdreyer wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 21:08:
They're also being REALLY generous to XBox.

That's kind of an understatement. When the article sports statements like this:

Sure, we've gotten some good games like Forza Motorsport 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome, but more effort to keep consistent releases coming would've been nice.

When Ryse is sporting a whopping Metacritic score of 60 and Forza's been lambasted for its nickel and diming, those being the prime examples of "good" games on the system are a big part of why I haven't seriously considered buying it. It's also a little iffy when one of the biggest positives about the system is that you can now buy it without a part that they said was integral for the first 6 months of it being out because there's no real reason to have it.

Both of them need really good reason to buy them at this point, but when the cross-platform games are better on the PS4 in virtually every case I just don't see any reason to buy an XB1 right now. I have a PS4 but barely use it as is, and any of the big Xbox exclusives I can get arguably better versions of on my PC.

PS4's big problem is there isn't currently that killer game everyone has to play. Maybe Destiny will do it when it comes out. PS+ is a great deal, which is why its so disappointing PSN's pricing is retarded. If they cut all the rental prices in half they'd be on the right track.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2014, 13:04 Pigeon
 
I think some of the fear of GMO's is that they've inadvertently changed a gene that will make the product harmful to people or something gets 'left over' from the genetic manipulation process that could increase mutations or cancer in people.

I agree a lot of it is just plain opposition to something that's different than what people are used to, but a good part of it is also ignorance about the processes, often times willful.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Aug 1, 2014, 09:19 Pigeon
 
A good idea they're going to kill with terrible pricing.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 1, 2014, 08:48 Pigeon
 
*Points* hawhaw  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 31, 2014, 14:56 Pigeon
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 13:32:

...No, I don't work for Comcast, btw.

*Puts gun away* Good, good. Just see that you keep it that way...

Seriously though I understand people being frustrated with Comcast, but first off, wrong guy. Those guys have little they can do about their policies, and they'll get chewed out by their bosses and/or fired if they don't follow policy. Secondly, the lady is just bat-shit crazy, you take someone's tools and then threaten them with a gun when you're trying to get them back. Real rational.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 31, 2014, 09:39 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 09:14:
Glad the PS4 is doing well...started up Last of Us last night, and it looks wonderful.


Sony just needs to apply the PS4 strategy to all sectors of their company, i.e. being the lesser-asshat/inept option. Though admittedly when you're competitors are 'Deal with it' Microsoft and 'OMG Guys we stapled a gameboy to the control isn't that innovative' Nintendo, it's not too hard to do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 31, 2014, 09:30 Pigeon
 
Tablet's have probably reached the point of saturation; everyone who wanted one has bought one. Same thing that happened with flat screen HD TVs.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 31, 2014, 09:03 Pigeon
 
Looks like they're finally going to get me to to play Fez. I'll admit, the creator being a dick has kept me form buying it, but free is right price. One does have to wonder when they'll actually start releasing some triple A games though. If I had to guess I'd say November, anniversary of the release date, and an attempt to sweeten the pot for holiday sales.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: pigeon dating simulator… Jul 31, 2014, 08:44 Pigeon
 
Finally, a dating simulator that appeals specifically to me.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 29, 2014, 20:52 Pigeon
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 20:17:
A subscription plan for EA games on a Microsoft console, what could possibly go wrong?

Maybe Comcast can get in on this and it'll be the unholy trinity of asshat tech companies.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 29, 2014, 10:14 Pigeon
 
They invest 99% of their efforts in sales because that's where the revenue comes from. Normally you need customer service to retain customers, but when you're the only game in town why bother; it's either them or nothing.

This comment was edited on Jul 29, 2014, 11:20.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: RE: GaymerX Jul 29, 2014, 09:47 Pigeon
 
El Pit wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 09:04:
GaymerX? Really? Is there any sexual/racial problem in gaming that needs to be addressed? Where is HeteRox, the political lobby group about hetero rock musicians, or AfriGame about African American gamers or... *sighs* Really, guys, there are more important groups that need every single buck to fight starvation, diseases, and the Starbuckisation of once great coffee. Well, alright, maybe the last one does not need the money.

By your reasoning there shouldn't be any special interest conventions ever. No Comic-Con, Quake-Con, PAX, various sporting events, conventions for model train enthusiasts or whatever the hell else people with shared interests like to gather for.

Its not a lobby and its not a PAC, its a group of people with similar interests and lifestyles getting together to have a good time. Like most events of this sort they rely heavily on sponsors to help fund their events. When a sponsor decides they aren't going to pay what they promised after their promotional material has already been plastered all over the event, it creates a big problem. Try reading the article next time instead of blindly reacting to the word gay.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: GRRM Jul 28, 2014, 15:53 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 15:20:
Stormsinger wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 15:06:
Admittedly, the man's a slow writer, but I suspect that may have something to do with why his books are uniformly good.

Uniformly good? I wouldn't go that far haha.

I think the show has actually exceeded the books in many aspects but I worry about where they'll take it. Its clear he cannot finish the series as fast as they can film it (which is so messed up considering the jump he had on it) so now the concern is what they decide to do with the vague outline he gave them for the series ending.

Edit: spelling

Maybe they'll do what they do when a popular anime exceeds the comic its based on... season after season of filler Get ready for 'The Erstwhile adventures of Hodor'!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: FCC Poised to Act on Regional Sports Blackouts, Prices Jul 28, 2014, 15:43 Pigeon
 
I don't know about the legality of what they're doing, but I do know these teams that are supposedly "non-profit", that get stadiums paid for in large by taxpayers, and then get to soak up all the concessions, ticket sales, merchandising and ad revenue, and then turn around and do these exclusive deals with a cable network can go fornicate themselves with something sharp and rusty.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 25, 2014, 12:59 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 11:55:
PHJF wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 10:19:
Can you guys shut up about Destiny? I don't want to buy a console with only one worthwhile game on it, however crack cocaine-like its euphoric potential may be.

Its a cool game but man playing FPS with a gamepad is just so messed up. The whole difficulty comes from the retarded aiming rather than the AI or etc. People always tell me you need time to adjust and all that but it is just inferior to mouse aiming several times over. I think I might just wait and see if a PC version comes out. I'm having fun with the beta but I find myself equally frustrated with the aiming.

In my experience I've been able to adjust to the point where it's not terrible, but never enough to the point where I feel I have the control of a mouse and keyboard. I've had the feeling too where I think, if I had a mouse and keyboard I would be destroying this right now instead of barely holding on.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 25, 2014, 08:35 Pigeon
 
You can be fined, we can do that, but...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2014, 11:39 Pigeon
 
ldonyo wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 10:22:
I'd be more impressed with an app that exposed honest politicians...

How would you know if its working?
 
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