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Nickname Agrajag
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Homepage http://www.magrathea.com/~ras/
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 11:57
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2. Re: etc. Aug 30, 2015, 08:21 Agrajag
 
Crossover characters from the games in the movie? Hmmm, it's set in 15th century Spain; AC2 is 15th century Italy, but Ezio does head to Spain in Brotherhood and Discovery... So, Ezio is pretty much the only possibility for a crosover character, isn't it? Unless they mean some NPC, like da Vinci...  
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10. Re: etc., etc. Aug 29, 2015, 09:42 Agrajag
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 09:26:
Anyone can play a game, physical sports are an entirely different thing.

In what way? I'm pretty sure anyone can play football, baseball, and basketball too... I know, because I've played all three, and I'm certainly not the most physically fit person on the planet!

Maybe what you meant was not everyone can play at a professional competative level? If so, neither can everyone do that with videogames either!
 
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7. Re: etc., etc. Aug 29, 2015, 07:48 Agrajag
 
NamecaF wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 04:26:
I dont get people who watch other people playing videogames either. Its like those weird people that watch people eat food or wrap presents online. Its whack.

I feel the same way about people who watch other people play football, baseball, basketball, or other sports... If you're not playing yourself, what's the point??

/Not really, but I'd be much more likely to enjoy watching videogames than any "normal" sports...
 
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33. Re: etc. Aug 18, 2015, 06:16 Agrajag
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 22:50:
You cannot poll 25 people on the streets of NY and then use that to say 90% of Americans say anything and have it be even the slightest bit accurate. Their methodology gives an accuracy of exactly 0.

If that were how they did things, you might have a point... But, they don't do that... They randomly call thousands of people all across the country... So, your complaint is just nonsense...

But, more importantly, your original claim was that politicians just made up the numbers, when in fact the numbers came from multiple polls conducted by independent entities... I'm sure, in your fantasies, they're all just propaganda wings of the government, but that still doesn't make them politicians or their results simply made up...
 
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15. Re: etc. Aug 16, 2015, 09:02 Agrajag
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 22:54:
That 80-90% number is bullshit politicians literally made up.

If by "politicians" you mean Quinnipiac University, Washington Post, CNN, and CBS, and by "made up" you mean polled...

They also love to claim that 90% of NRA members support it, despite never having asked us.

No, it's 90+% of gun owners who support it, not NRA members... Among them, it's only 74%...

FYI jdreyer: There is no "gun show loophole." It's bullshit made up by the media and politicians.

He's talking about the private seller loophole, as is everyone who talks about the "gun show loophole"... Private sellers need not perform background checks... That's the hole everyone wants to plug with universal background checks...

You've got some good points with the futility of the War on Drugs and such, but I can't see why requiring background checks for private sales is so horrible... Especially if, as part of the deal, they opened up access to the checks so anyone could perform them for free, without going through a dealer...
 
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5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 10, 2015, 06:16 Agrajag
 
Meanwhile, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves was upbeat Wednesday about CBS's go-it-alone online channels called CBS All-Access, which provides CBS content for $6 a month, and Showtime, with original shows and movies for $11 a month.

Showtime and HBO, sure... People will pay for that, and always have paid extra for them... But, CBS? What delusion on their part makes them think that people will pay $6 a month for the network TV content of a single channel, which is broadcast over the air for free, and was always intended to be free to consumers, paid for by commercials?? If this were commercial-free content, then maybe some would, but I somehow doubt they've removed the ads...
 
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7. Re: etc. Jul 27, 2015, 08:42 Agrajag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 08:26:
For me it's mostly a matter of choice, I wish I could ditch Windows entirely, but a simple fact is, you can not if you are a gamer that actually wants to play everything...

Oh, I long ago gave up trying to play everything, or even most things when they're newly released... I just don't have the time for it anymore... Most of my gaming has been on consoles (PS2 then X360), as my Linux PC is pretty ancient now (though I still sometimes fire up Q3A on it when the mood strikes me)... And, I usually end up buying games that have been out a year or more, or smaller downloadable games off Xbox Live... It takes me ages to play through a decent length game now, as I pretty much only game on the weekends... So, the available selection of SteamOS games seems good enough for my needs, and I'm excited about getting a Steam Machine to replace my Xbox...

Now, ask me if I still feel the same way when GTA6 comes out... At that point, I may be forced to buy a PS4/Xbone or whatever Rockstar chooses to release on, even if that's the only game I play on it... ;-) GTAs are pretty much the only games I buy and play when newly released anymore... But, I'd be no better off there with a Windows machine, as you poor people need to wait ages for a port, too... (And, you still don't have RDR yet, do you??)
 
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5. Re: etc. Jul 27, 2015, 08:09 Agrajag
 
NKD wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 07:50:
Look, that game library just isn't going to convert anyone.

I, for one, don't really care about "converting" anyone... But, as a Linux gamer, I'm certainly happy with the ever-growing selection of games available there... Would it be nice to have every single game at the same time it appears for Windows? Of course! But, the situation for Linux gaming now is about a million times better than it's ever been, and it's only getting better, so I'm not about to complain about it!
 
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3. Re: etc. Jul 27, 2015, 06:43 Agrajag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 03:25:
Retired wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 00:11:
Steam for Linux Now Has More than 1,300 Games. Thanks Linux Today.

Not enough for the elite BNsers....

Maybe because the big AAA titles are not part of that...

They certainly are not ALL there yet, by any means, but surely you're not saying there are no big AAA titles among those available? Because, I kind of think several of them qualify...

And, I really think the main point is how the platform has gone from basically zero to a full quarter of the entire Steam library being supported in very little time... And, the fact that more keep coming every day...

(Also, I'm not sure about their 1300 number... When I search for SteamOS/Linux games, I see this at the bottom: "showing 1 - 25 of 2498", which would seem to indicate the number is much higher... Maybe in just the few days since that article another 1000+ were added?? Or, they're working off different numbers entirely, because when I remove the SteamOS/Linux restriction, the search shows 12737 total titles, not there mere 5877 they claimed...)
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
51. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 06:42 Agrajag
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 17:36:
I hope you ABP users are white-listing Blues. He works 10-12 hours daily on this website, and needs to eat and pay hosting fees. He aggressively monitors the ads for popovers and hijacks insisting on non-intrusive ads only for this site.

As an aside, for all you ABP users out there, are you willing to fork out an annual subscription fee to all the various websites your visit?

For sites I actually care about, yeah I already do... I subscribe to LWN.net and TotalFark (and now BareFark as well), and I susbscribe to various paper mags (Wired, Scientific American, Make, 2600, etc.) which I think counts as supporting their running a web site too... If Blue offered a subscriber option, I'd jump on that in a minute... As it is now, yeah this is one of the very, very, very few sites I whitelist in ABP... I also try to buy Amazon stuff through his links sometimes (as I very often buy lots and lots of stuff from Amazon)...
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
24. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jul 1, 2015, 06:33 Agrajag
 
Windows/OS X

This is one case where "PC" is actually the more accurate term... PC Minecraft runs on Linux as well, not just Windows... Theoretically, it should run on any OS which has a Java port...
 
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out
27. Re: Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out Jun 30, 2015, 14:15 Agrajag
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 13:05:
The real question is, why didn't you just build a PC and hook it up to your TV?

Mainly because I'm getting far lazier in my old age, and don't feel like screwing around with such shit anymore! And, if I did it, I'd want it running Linux anyway, since I just don't do Windows anymore (haven't since Win95)... I'd rather pay someone else to do the work of building it for me, and putting it into a nice form factor for console use...

Plus, I really like what Valve is doing here with SteamOS and encouraging more and more companies to port to Linux, so I want to support that financially...
 
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24. Re: Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out Jun 30, 2015, 06:10 Agrajag
 
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 15:51:
The Link and controller are definitely interesting but a machine that runs a Linux OS won't have many games available.

It's already got more than 1000 games available... Pre-launch! What console ever launched with 1000 games from the get-go?

I pre-ordered one of the Alienware i5 machines as soon as they were available for pre-order...
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Syndicate Changes Detailed
7. Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Changes Detailed Jun 17, 2015, 12:59 Agrajag
 
Like I said, I grew to like it a lot in AC4 (Black Flag)... I only hated it in AC3 for some reason... Though now in Rogue it's wearing out its welcome for me, too... I think it's just more of a feeling of, "Ok, so is EVERY damn assassin from now on going to be a fucking pirate??"... It's just an enough is enough sort of thing... *shrug*  
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5. Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Changes Detailed Jun 17, 2015, 06:13 Agrajag
 
The pirate ships actually first showed up in AC3, and I hated that part of it... (Never finished the game because I hated the ship combat so much...) I thought I was going to loathe AC4 since it was centered around the ship stuff so much, but I actually grew to like it a lot there... I'm currently playing AC: Rogue, and am growing increasingly tired of the ship shit again, but at least there's a lot of land-based stuff to do instead, too...  
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48. Re: Op Ed Jun 9, 2015, 06:24 Agrajag
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 16:25:
Die hard console gamers wont touch it with a ten foot pole

I've been pretty much a console-only gamer since, hmmmm, when did GTA3 come out? That's when I bought a PS2... Then, when GTA4 came out, I bought an Xbox360... When these were anounced the other day, I preordered one... Will I regret it when GTA6 comes out and isn't available on it? Maybe, or maybe I'll just have to buy another console to use alongside it... I see it more as buying a new gaming PC rig, but one I can play comfortably on my TV with a console-like controller... I don't really want to upgrade my workstation, and it needs to run old CentOS for work, so it won't be able to play many games anyway... Having a new machine dedicated to just gaming, for use in front the TV, but with all the benefits of PC gaming (access to mods and levels and whatnot) sounds like pure heaven to me! And, yeah, being a Linux nut, I love that they're pushing Linux support in games now too, and I definitely want to support that... They've got my money for sure!
 
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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
28. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 5, 2015, 06:54 Agrajag
 
descender wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 13:57:
They are basically only marketing this to soccer moms and possible console converts.

Yeah, I don't game on PC anymore, because my PC runs Linux for work (which wouldn't be a problem now with Valve pushing for Linux ports of everything, but it's also ancient and slow, and there's not much real practical reason for upgrading, and I need to run ancient CentOS5 too), so all my gaming for a long time has been console... PS2 then Xbox360... I've been contemplating whether to get a PS4 or Xbone, but now I think I'll skip both and just get a Steam Machine instead!

I just pre-ordered one of the Alienware i5 models...
 
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11. Re: etc. May 6, 2015, 06:42 Agrajag
 
The worst possible thing I can wish on these self-proclaimed "Christians" is that their religion is true... Because, Christ sure as hell isn't going to be very happy with the shitty things they've been doing in his name down here... His ass-kicking of the money changers would be nothing compared to what he would do to these assholes...  
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11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 22, 2015, 06:18 Agrajag
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 03:34:
(Seriously, Google, 'whatchamacallits' doesn't get flagged for a spelling error?! Did I miss something?! That's considered an actual word now?)

Yep...

It is...
 
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9. Re: Radcliffe to play "Grand Theft Auto" Creator Apr 10, 2015, 06:25 Agrajag
 
"Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe is in negotiations to star in BBC Films' "Grand Theft Auto," a film about the true story fight between the creator of "Grand Theft Auto" and a Miami lawyer who aimed to ban video game violence.

Oh, man, they're going to have a Jack Thompson character in this? It just got 1000% cooler sounding! I can't wait to see the part about him sending gay porn to a judge...
 
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