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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Stern Oct 29, 2004, 16:49 NSi
 
Mr. Tact:

The E! show is typically the worst of Stern, in my opinion. The Stern show has several levels at which it can be enjoyed. The E! show usually stoops to the lowest, most basic ones: "hot" chicks being stupid, farts, that sort of thing. Some of it can be funny but usually it's not that great. Another level is the one where people who work for the show have arguments, discussions, fights,about social interactions, dogma, etc. that are a realistic version of what I found funny about Seinfeld. That stuff never makes it to the E! show, and can be enjoyed on a much less raunchy level. Then there's yet another level at which you can clearly understand the way Stern points out how utterly insane people can be sometimes. Such as entertaining discussions by deranged lunatics such as the godhatesfags family, Daniel Carver from the KKK, Henry Hill from the mafia, artists, losers, etc. If you listen closely and often, you will realize Stern is nothing short of a genius at manipulating these people, and it makes for interesting, entertaining radio.

Most people will dismiss Stern's show the same way they dismiss South Park: they only see the lesbians, the farts, and never make it to the deeper levels of satire that they offer. I consider both of those work of genius. Not ALL of it, but certainly far more often that any of the other crap aired in the US.

As for the FCC: they say the are fielding complains and that's all huh? Now ask yourself.. who the hell compains to the FCC about something? Have you EVER written a letter to the FCC complaining about how someone said "vagina" on any broadcast? People complain at the behest of organizations with agendas, with names like "The Christian Organization for Family Safety" and what not. You don't have to be a genius to work out a chain of command and influence that ends with some old lady writing to the FCC about a show she has probably never even listened to.

That said, I have to say I was rather impressed with M. Powell's attitude. Very professional, even if I don't agree with his existence.


 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy: PC Colin McRae Rally 2005
4. Re: Not so excited about this anymore. Oct 28, 2004, 18:43 NSi
 
Not only is RBR utterly superior to CMR (and others)... CMR05 by itself is pretty crappy as it is.
At this point i really feel obliged to give a big F YOU to Codemasters for shoving this garbage on the market instead of producing a quality title like they used to.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Xpand Rally (France)
6. Re: No subject Sep 17, 2004, 04:20 NSi
 
Meatfarts: heartily agreed. I did import RBR sight unseen since rally racing is my favorite motorsport, and oh boy was it worth it. Best racing game EVER in my opinion. It's insane how good this game is. Forget about playing this without a wheel though, it would be a complete waste of a game (plus I really think it would be completely unplayable).

I have to say though, I was disappointed with XPand rally since the first beta, of which I was a member. Played it for a few hours and realized a lot of things were "wrong" in terms of physics and car handling, then the lack of licensed cars or real courses, the softie graphics, spotty sound and flaky performance put the final few nails in that coffin. No worries, RBR saves the day, or rather the whole genre.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Xpand Rally (France)
3. Re: No subject Sep 16, 2004, 13:31 NSi
 
Xpand rally ce's la merde. Richard Burns Rally ce's LA SHIZNIT!

Ok, I don't know french, but I know Richard Burns Rally ROCKS.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Xpand Rally (France)
2. Re: No subject Sep 16, 2004, 13:31 NSi
 
-sorry double post-

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
138. Re: No subject Sep 2, 2004, 20:56 NSi
 
What really scares me about these hardcore republican Bush fanatics is how they completely reject the option of maybe checking if the things they say are actually true. They simply find sources to defend and prove the point of view of the republican party and their "talking points". I never see them trying to find multiple sources and trying to evaluate which one would be more trustworthy for a specific issue, what motivations there are behind certain sources, or even better, working out an average representation from multiple, varying sources. They mostly just blindly accept the republican line and never consider that maybe it's not completely true and perfect.

"What, Kerry is a flip-flopper? understood sir, everytime I hear the name "Kerry" I will incesantly repeat "flip-flopper", and completely ignore verifiable examples of republican administration members doing the same things." Repeat ad nauseam.

This is why you usually see most people who are voting for Kerry, like myself, have a grayer (as opposed to black-and-white), more ambiguous and realistic image of the man. Most of us know he's not perfect, he surely has made some mistakes, because we try to understand data from all sources to get a more adjusted, better picture of reality. I gather that is what a hardcore republican would call "flip-flopping". By the same rationale of analysis of multiple sources and facts, Bush and his administration look decidedly incompetent, underhanded, antiethical and unsuccessful, especially when it comes to world policy and economy (they are collectively filthy rich and getting richer, I meant every other american's economy). Bush fanatics completely ignore this process and start from the fact that he, his administration (ok, Cheney's administration) and republicans are perfect, and then proceed to fight to the bitter end to prove their starting argument: Bush is perfect and not only that, he IS SAVING THE WORLD. Nothing else matters, and nothing ever changes that perception, not even established, proven facts. To them facts are just things to be argued, muddled and fought against, not things to be incorporated into reasoning. They tend to execute the same tactics all the time to protect their thesis.
This is my typical experience trying to discuss things with hardcore republican conservatives:
You want to explain why you are voting for Kerry by explaining how you feel Bush the Administration should be voted out by talking results, they answer by attacking Kerry the man. If you attack Bush the Man in response, they say you are low, call you a mudslinger and ask you to talk results. You point out the you started by talking results and they call you a liar and then proceed to dispute your results with arguments manufactured by the same sources that protect Bush The Administration while waving an american flag and calling you and Kerry unpatriotic. When you point out the fact that their sources are not credible or have been proven factualy wrong in the past, they call you a left-wing hippie nutcase, attack Kerry the man again, blame Clinton, quote 3 more talking points, tell you that their results don't lie, Bush is awesome and don't believe the "liberal media" unless it's Fox news.

If you keep arguing eventually they will either quitely back down from debunked republican lies and concentrate on attacking Kerry the Man (as if that makes Bush better somehow), or finally say something like "we agree to disagree" on an incontrovertibly established fact.

A month later you see them on another board (or another barbeque) arguing with Bush critics with the same original facts you clearly pointed out to them as being not true, like it never happened.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
137. Re: No subject Sep 2, 2004, 20:11 NSi
 
JosephBlowski:
"The USA backed a coup in the oil producing nation of Venezuela, then financed a recall campaign against the president after the coup failed."

Your other arguments are at least interesting scenarios, but when I hit the line quoted above I get bumped into reality and see how cooky the world of the conspiracy afficionado can be. I am sure there are some half truths and supporting facts that allow you guys to construct all those evil conspiracy theories, and maybe some of them are even partly true (most surely aren't, or are insanely exaggerated)...
The thing is.. I am venezuelan (and american). My family is still in Venezuela. Members of my family have been publically assassinated on the street by known supporters and members of the inner circles of the "president" - I am talking a 60 year old lady singing a song with a venezuelan flag in her hand surrounded by other unarmed civilians in a pacific protest. This "president" is a proto-Fidel Castro who manipulates every left-leaning conspiracy fanatic looking for validation everywhere in the world by screaming "CIA! BUSH! USA YANKEE EMPIRE!!" everytime THE PEOPLE try to overthrow or vote out his liberty-suppressing government supported by hate, force, ignorance and lies. And trust me, you couldn't begin to understand the undercurrents of the Venezuelan situation in 10 years of reading and studying. You HAVE to have lived there the past 10 or 15 years to understand what's going on. Don't think because you read a manifesto from a black activist who thinks the venezuelan situation has ANYTHING to do with race or an essay from some poli-sci professor in Berkeley that you have any idea what is really going on. Trust me, by the quoted phrase, I know you don't.

I'm just putting that out there as feedback on your comments, don't mean to personally offend you, I have appreciation for people who examine the situation and act accordingly.

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News Comments > Official Prince of Persia Title Announcement
9. Re: Hmmm Sep 1, 2004, 21:12 NSi
 
I agree, combat on SoT was horrible... ESPECIALLY in comparison to XBox Ninja Gaiden once it came out. They need to turn the wimpy prince into fkin Ninja Gaiden Ryu, then it will be awesome. I don't care if the combar is or isn't violent, it's all about technique. SoT had one technique: jump off the wall, attack, repeat.

 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon 2 X2
25. Re: GR1 Aug 25, 2004, 21:51 NSi
 
GR1 was AWESOME for me. Beatiful game mechanics, the command system was just awesome and still unmatched for that type of on-the-fly style. This game also happened to be incredibly immersive. New unlockable characters with special (realistic) weapons, stats, awesome missions... god I love that game.
Very, very sad to see it zombified.

 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon 2 X2
4. Re:hummmm Aug 25, 2004, 12:49 NSi
 
I saw GR2 in person at E3. Granted, I'm sure this was an older version of the game and it could have changed, but in May, GR2 looked like complete crap. 3rd person-based, console-dumb caricature of the originals. You can allegedly switch to first person, but we all know that a game that is based on 3rd person will suffer from it.
In my opinion, Consoles will kill the FPS genre eventually, replacing our faster skill-based FPS games with stupid "ride" type of games.

Here's hoping they somehow fix GR2 and do the originals justice, but I'm not holding my breath.

 
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News Comments > Street Legal Racing: Redline Demo
26. Re: No subject Aug 15, 2004, 14:47 NSi
 
love these people who judge what everyone is allowed to have fun with, especially the ones that say one type of racer is a good game, but another is a waste of time.
If you read my post carefully, you may notice I never said one is better than the other. Myself, I actually prefer the action/semi-sim variety, preferring Race Driver 2 and CMR04 over their more realistic siblings. Real sims are way too exhausting and finicky for my taste and my time.
What I DID say was that people who think Gran Turismo is a simulation (as opposed to action racers) are not thinking straight. And people who think they are running a SIMULATION with a gamepad are just fooling themselves.
I never said you are not allowed ot have fun with whatever or any of the other stuff you made up. I too enjoyed WipeoutXL, GT1, GT2, Carmageddon, NFSU, etc, with a gamepad. Now, my personal recommendation for more middle-ground games is to absolutely play them with a wheel and pedals for maximum enjoyment.

 
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News Comments > Street Legal Racing: Redline Demo
18. Re: No subject Aug 15, 2004, 04:00 NSi
 
Gran Turismo a sim racer? wtf are you smoking?
GTR is a sim racer. Grand Prix Legends is a sim racer. Gran Turismo is an action arcade racing game meta-sim (it simulates being a simulation). It's in pretty much the same league as a codemasters racing game such as Colin McRae series or Race Driver 1-2, all very nice action racing games but far from sims. Also, anything meant to be played with a retarded gamepad is absolutely not a sim and is actually borderline retarded unless it's a pure action game such as carmageddon, burnout, NFSU, et al.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Beta Begins
56. Re: Huh? Aug 13, 2004, 14:20 NSi
 
I never said CS doesn't require any skill. I just said that compared to games like Q3, UT and Tribes, it isn't very demanding. Thus, in terms of skill, CS is at the bottom of the barrel.

Oh I see, big difference. Please. Hey you know what? I'm good at Poker but I suck at Blackjack, I guess that makes Blackjack the bottom of the barrel.

And just for consistency, here's your quote: The game is easy to pick up and play. It doesn't require much skill (just point and shoot).

Not much skill, point and shoot huh? You obviously have no idea how clueless and bitter that line is. It's pretty obvious you tried to play and couldn't keep up, like so many others. Nothing wrong with that, I can't dominate certain games (RTCW comes to mind, and guess what, that's "point and shoot" too according to your stupid definition), but that doesn't mean I will await any opportunity to talk shit about said game.

I don't even know why I am discussing this with a proto-nazi idiot who says poor people should be exterminated. If that doesn't officially classify you as an inbred retard, I don't know what does.

Sepharo: I started out the day CS came out, with clan HG, later NHG (dominated east coast CS for a long time). Me along with the other top players from NHG (Ksharp, Bullseye and myself) joined CK3 where we became the dominant online US CS clan coast-to-coast. Later we were joined by rambo, riot squad's top player. CK3's top players, me included, left to form X3. Around this time moto came back to us from TSO. I stopped playing at this point, and a few months later X3 became today's Team 3D. So that's my CS clan story, since you asked.

 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Beta Begins
53. Re: Huh? Aug 13, 2004, 02:35 NSi
 
In terms of online fps games, CS is simply the bottom of the barrel.

ROFL. What a fucking newbie, CS requires no skill? heh heh....
Nothing else to say, I'm sure anybody who knows anything about CS knows you are a bitter loser with no ability to play the game. I guess you probably got headshot one too many times before you knew what was going on. I just hope you don't start dissing Doom3 when you suck at it too.

It's funny when you talk about Q3 players vs CS players... these Q3 vs CS wars were fought endlessly for years by those of us who actually were there in the top clans when these games were hot (I liked both myself, especially Q3 instagib which was the closest thing to CS and at which I was very good). The funny part is remembering Fatal1ty, immortal, wombat and other Q3 players looking for extra competition back then, thinking they would easily dominate CS, playing private pick up games with us and barely able to keep up with everyone and having to settle for second tier clans. But I know you won't accept this fact so just carry on with your hate for a more popular game, no one cares.


 
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News Comments > Carmack on DOOM 3 & Q3A OpenSource
127. Re: Gamespot Review Aug 6, 2004, 13:23 NSi
 
Quazz: well,I have to disagree with that. It's not the same technology at all. Like I said, if you follow a feature list, yeah, the Crytek engine looks the same on paper. But the feel is vastly inferior. I own Farcry and played it when it came out (demo as well) and granted, I was impressed by the outdoor stuff, especially the water, but I never felt the features, especially indoor environs, were put together well enough that they meant anything larger than the game itself, especially when they could barely run acceptably in my supposedly near-top of the range system for the time (P4 3Ghz 9800Pro 2GB RAM).

But yeah, I see where your point comes from, I just can't agree with it based on the quality and level of the execution.

 
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News Comments > Carmack on DOOM 3 & Q3A OpenSource
124. Re: Gamespot Review Aug 5, 2004, 20:54 NSi
 
"They're both equally as shallow, but FarCry stole Doom 3's technological thunder by coming out first."

Aside from the fact that I feel like 80% of you people are blind because you can't tell the sheer superiority of Doom 3's overall art direction and visual design over FarCry's crappy cheapo visuals, I find the above paragraph pretty funny. You make it sound like FarCry is equal to Doom3 in engine quality. It may support the same feature list, but the quality and speed at which Doom3 implements it is at a clearly superior level. I have yet to see any glitches in Doom3 when firing through tight openings, weird shadows, bad intersections, bad lightning, missed physics, mangled audio, anything like that, but more importantly, this game looks beatiful at high quality, all features on at a very decent framerate averaging around 45 fps at 1024x768. On the same computer, FarCry starts out with ok framerates by lowering the quality to "shitty", then goes to hell when entering the ship (and that's with most features turned off) and by the time I leave the ship and approach the bay it's just completely unplayable because of the horrible framerate, or the horrible IQ I have to set it to so it won't run like a slide show.
This is leaving aside even more subjective things such as how "solid" Doom3 feels over FarCry in terms of your presence in the game world. I am not knocking FarCry per se, I think it's a pretty decent game, but come on.. "stole Doom 3's technological thunder"? not by a long shot.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
212. Re: Warhawk Aug 4, 2004, 23:51 NSi
 
See, I told you, waste of time. Josh must be the guy holding the "Get a brain MORANS" [sic] sign - evidently oblivious of his alarming ignorance.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
201. Re: Warhawk Aug 2, 2004, 19:08 NSi
 
Jediluke, seriously, it's hopeless. He doesn't get it. You will never convince him to even reexamine what he thinks is his opinion, he's made that clear by now. He just goes to his favorite sources to find half-truth retorts to any question or comment we present.
I'm just trying to save you some time, I think your wasting it on this guy. He needs to take a trip somewhere and start thinking on his own, and we can't make him do that.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
192. Re: Warhawk Aug 2, 2004, 02:46 NSi
 
Warhawk:
You don't see it. You have been completely brainwashed. These guys made a number on you, damn. I mean, look at this:

"How? By annoying the French? Sorry if it doesn't make my eyes misty. In the two years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people."

Seriously, the only way you can type that and not realize how far into your ass your head is, is if your ability to reason independently has been completely disabled. I could write 10 pages on how many misleading, shortsighted, stupid, and plain old FALSE concepts are in that paragraph.

I think you are beyond hope, sorry. Just do what the propaganda says, I can't do anything about it. I just wish us all luck.

 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 Previews
77. Re: dark Aug 2, 2004, 02:34 NSi
 
Ray: I don't know what you're talkign about when you say "Watching Frank Black do his thing" but I just had to say this:
The Pixies is the best rock band EVER.
Discuss and flame at will.

 
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