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Nickname Yosemite Sam
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Description Gamer, old school. Been around since pong.
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Signed On Aug 6, 2004, 19:16
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News Comments > PC GTA5 in January
84. Re: PC GTA5 in January Sep 15, 2014, 15:22 Yosemite Sam
 
Ya I jumped ship a long time ago because nobody from Blues plays the game, but thanks for the promotion. I haven't quit the crew but my primary crew isn't Blues anymore. I hooked up with a larger, active, adult only, invite only crew that has a lot of people playing. We do tons of stuff like our own events, time trails and other stuff. I do my own 'biker' event where we all dress up the part and ride our hogs on LS wrecking havoc. The game has grown quite a lot since we all played back in October... and ya I play the hell out of it. I get in the odd other game here and there but always go back to GTA, love playing in the sandbox.

As I say in my sig, if anyone here wants to get back into the game and you don't want to play in the pubs give me a shout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVfZw6ZNmOw

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News Comments > Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer
7. Re: Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer Sep 13, 2014, 14:17 Yosemite Sam
 
I would have thought they had more then enough cash to develop this game, and yet they seem to be using said cash to develop more ways to siphon even more money. As much as I like the vision of the final product, I'm glad I didn't get sucked in.

Star Citizen is a hole in the internet into which you pour money.
 
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News Comments > PC GTA5 in January
41. Re: PC GTA5 in January Sep 12, 2014, 13:32 Yosemite Sam
 
Starting to look like I'm going to have to buy a PS4 soon. Multiplayer getting bumped up to 30 people, nice... of course if R* can't get their shit together vis a vis hackers it won't matter. I want more information, don't really care about upgraded visuals. I want to know what upgrades there will be for online... will online get more traffic? wildlife? are we gonna get burger shot, clucking bell back? pool? bowling? Driving range? New cars are nice but I have no room to buy the cars I want right now. Details details details, give me some more damn details!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 13:24 Yosemite Sam
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:34:
Cooking from scratch can actually get stupid expensive. I've made relatively simple dishes that easily end up with a food cost rivaling the price of a meal at a restaurant. I use a simple salsa recipe (roma tomato, green onion, garlic, salt, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce) that costs significantly more than simply buying a jar of Pace.

Or insanely cheap... if you don't count the labor I made a ton of spaghetti sauce last week for less then five bucks, that's how much the seeds cost. Got another 40+ pounds of tomatoes ready to go today.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 7, 2014, 17:25 Yosemite Sam
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 15:06:
I agree, it's not a sport. Just another competitive activity, BUT.

It's more of a sport than poker though... Take car racing, another activity where there's a debate about it being a sport or not. It demands high reflexes and a lot of physical prowess to win a race, but you're basically doing nothing, sitting in a chair and letting the car do the work. Poker on the other hand requires no physical skill, just your brain. (you could argue that the poker face is physical...). Gaming is like racing. It requires high reflexes, tight coordination and dexterity.

So basically, if you think racing is a sport, gaming should also be a sport.

Car racing is most definitely a sport. It requires physical exertion and skill and that is the definition of a sport. There's no way an unfit person could endure the physical requirements of a typical race, be it Oval, Indy\F1 or Rally. Video games on the other hand require no physical exertion and therefore is not a sport.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Sep 5, 2014, 16:58 Yosemite Sam
 
The death throes of an industry that shilled themselves into irrelevance.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2014, 16:14 Yosemite Sam
 
For those of you who live in the USA, a warning. You may wish to take care in how you interact with people while gaming online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ziLjOPCQwg
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2014, 21:33 Yosemite Sam
 
Deadwood getting cancelled still pisses me off, even more then Firefly. Swore I'd never watch another TV show with a continuous story line until it was finished, and with the exception of The Walking Dead I've stuck to my guns... then I started watching Hell on Wheels. It's another western done with the same realism as Deadwood. Not as good as Deadwood to be sure (subject matter maybe?) but I'm really enjoying it... fuckers better finish the damn story line.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
127. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 19:55 Yosemite Sam
 
Really getting tired of all this myopic pseudo journalism that's the trend these days. These people care only about advancing their own self interests, period... can you imagine how a girl getting burned alive for trying to get an education or another women getting stoned to death for daring to express themselves would think of this claptrap.

It was once said mass media (TV) was going to make people stupid. Seems they grossly underestimated the damage because it seems to be turning people into complete imbeciles.

Anyway I'm a 'gamer' and I'm going to play me some GTA. I'm not going to kill any virtual hookers or threaten or hit on any women players I happen to come across in that fictional world. I will enjoy the sight of any attractive virtual babes I happen to see... because I'm a fucking hetero male and consequently like the female form, go figure.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2014, 13:25 Yosemite Sam
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 11:12:
Also, Discovery is going the way of TLC. TLC used to be called "The Learning Channel" but they changed it to just TLC and changed all their programming to shit Reality TV.

Yup, it's been quite sad to watch what were once good intelligent TV networks spiral down the shitter. History, Discovery and even NGC are all pure mental shit now. Dunno if you get it south of the border but a new channel has emerged out of the cesspool, Oasis. The name is quite appropriate considering where everything else has gone.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 12, 2014, 18:26 Yosemite Sam
 
I got the last Tomb Raider for free on the PS3. I've tried a few times to play it and can't get into it. So kudos to Microsoft for shelling out for an exclusive I could care less about. Odd though that that happened after Sony paid them to make the last one a PS+ freebie.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2014, 13:15 Yosemite Sam
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 10, 2014, 11:05:
And yeah, I think I'll take a little drive out to the country tonight to check out the moon!

Why? You get away from city lights to see faint objects not bright objects. You could stand in the middle of the Las Vegas strip to look at the super moon.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2014, 12:25 Yosemite Sam
 
Ain't gonna happen. The stars are a pipe dream and the best we can do on Mars is be cavemen. Mankind's long term future relies on us not fucking up planet Earth.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 11, 2014, 12:56 Yosemite Sam
 
Xbox exec 'defies you to see resolution and framerate differences on sub-60 inch screens

WTF does screen size have anything to do with frame rates. A Microsoft exec who knows nothing about the industry he's in charge of, why I'm I not surprised.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 2, 2014, 00:22 Yosemite Sam
 
You go passive on the rides. Got a full crew lobby and we all got on the coaster... It kinda glitched and when two people got in the same car they sat in the same seat. Still was fun. New monster truck is a blast as are the fireworks. New unannounced missions and lester now puts out hits on the AI online.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 1, 2014, 13:50 Yosemite Sam
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 11:50:
The GTA Online Independence Day Special Available Starting Today.

Patch notes here. Some neat stuff and fixes. Wish the content wasn't time limited, however...


Yay get to ride the coaster and ferris wheel online... let the sniping begin
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 19, 2014, 16:58 Yosemite Sam
 
Creston wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 16:10:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 14:45:
heh sometimes I log onto a pub and ride around on my bicycle, now that's a challenge.

Yeah, dodging tanks is quite hard if you can't even outrun them

Bicycles go where other vehicles cannot follow Also if what I heard is true tanks now go down with only three RPG hits... time to go hunting
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2014, 15:02 Yosemite Sam
 
WaltC wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 14:30:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 13:12:
With current technology we could supply the entire USA with solar plants in Arizona, if we had enough of them. Would probably damage the environment there to have that many, but it's not like we're already damaging the environment with coal and nuclear plants already.

I will say I'm so disappointed in our government for their lack of vision. Instead of pouring money into alternative energies to make us energy independent, we'd rather pour money into the military to protect the sea lanes and questionable regimes for oil. It's impressive that Germany gets something like 15% of its electricity from renewables while we get less than 1%.

The government is not the answer and never has been. That you'd think so is a very peculiar idea,imo...;) Private enterprise will be the entity to provide the answers. BTW, your government has in fact been pouring money into alternative power development--just look at Solyndra and Fisker automotive as a couple of prime examples of where all of this "alternative energy development" money has been going: out of the government's in-the-red checkbook right into the bank accounts of hundreds of dishonest and corrupt individuals who are doing little more than robbing the hen house because "the farmer" (the government) is asleep at the switch mentally--lost in a vast ocean of perpetual delusion and political stupidity.

The government is run by pandering, nearly mewling politicians--Congress is made up primarily of inept lawyers, failed comedians, aging actors, and political hacks. Not to mention the sea of faceless, nameless bureaucrats who actually decide how the money Congress collects through taxation and deficit spending will be spent--none of them are remotely qualified as scientists, engineers, or power-plant designers, etc. (Or obviously they'd not be in Congress full-time to begin with!)

The Federal government has become little more than a corrupt money-grab of gargantuan proportions. But, most of Europe is nuclear powered; which is the cleanest, safest, and most efficient power generation possible with current technology. Amazing that we have people who talk about "power," but are scared out of their minds by nuclear power and think that recycling aluminum cans and so forth will get us where we need to be...;)

Basically, for all of recorded history, the earth's environment has steadily tried its very best to kill off the human race, through disease, famine, earthquakes, volcanoes, horrific weather events (hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, etc.), and more. The human race has had to painfully crawl and claw its way up against the environment to establish itself in what we might think of as civilization. I'm much more concerned with our survival as a species than I am with idiotic notions of what we might be doing to an environment that has been trying to kill off the human race for millennia. This planet bears not the slightest resemblance to a "greenhouse" and is incredibly more robust than apparently a lot of people think it is. It is both disappointing and disheartening to see how a gaggle of greedy political hacks has convinced so many of such falsehoods. "Mother Earth" would as soon kill us as nurture us, no question about it...;)

Gnarly dude, I think someone put acid in your kool-aid!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 19, 2014, 14:45 Yosemite Sam
 
Panickd wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 13:18:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 13:07:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 09:34:
To be clear, the BN group has been a positive experience, but every interaction with pubs has been very negative....it has been the definition of console pricks.

Maybe the Heists will be available when the PC version is, and the quality of player will be improved?

I honestly don't like the way they've done GTA Online. Making everything persistent was a terrible idea for the kind of people that play GTA in multiplayer. You get XP (or "RP", fucking Rockstar) for killing someone and then more for evading the police that come looking for you after your blood-soaked rampage? Gee I wonder why Los Santos is full of virtual psychopaths? The only reason to play with pubs is if you're looking to add that bit "will I or won't I get shot at random" edge to your experience.

In a lot of ways GTA Online has exactly the same problem as DayZ and all the bullshit survival games. There isn't any point in trusting anyone you don't know so you might as well open fire on them because if you don't they're probably going to kill you. If they plan to make the "heists" happen on open servers half the crew will be shot in random drive-by's before the heist even gets underway.

If you start a gang attack you become invincible to other players in the lobby until it's completed. So I'd assume if heists are going to go down in open servers then it would work the same.

As for the carnage that's open lobbies, that's why I put in an effort to hook up with a large active crew. Now all those issues are mute. Plus if I want to do the random carnage thing I can log onto a pub and do that too... heh sometimes I log onto a pub and ride around on my bicycle, now that's a challenge.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 12, 2014, 13:56 Yosemite Sam
 
Destiny in September and GTA this fall... I might be getting that PS4 a little sooner then I planned.  
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