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Nickname Yosemite Sam
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 16, 2013, 15:53 Yosemite Sam
 
They said parts of the game will require coop but you can play through the whole story all by your lonesome if you so desire. Reading up on other Destiny related articles from that link I noticed they are taking inspiration from Dark Souls. No dumbed down hand holding game play, sweet. Destiny is looking better and better, this will probably be the title that forces me into a next gen console.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 13, 2013, 16:11 Yosemite Sam
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 13:25:
It makes perfect sense. They content owners aren't getting a cut of the profits. You think for one second they're just going to let other people make money off of their property without paying out? Would you? I wouldn't. If they want to do it for free - and plenty of people do - go right ahead.

Really? So then based on your logic, Gamespot, IGN, Destructiod... Bluesnews!... and all other web based, magazine based and newspaper based places that review games should all be shut down because they all profit off of other peoples property? Guess while they are at it they should shut down ALL news agencies, after all I'm sure company X didn't give permission to use their name, logo, brand in that news report that didn't put them in a nice light eh. Your shortsightedness is astounding and Youtubes new automated policy is ridiculous... fucking lawyers and a totally fucked up copyright law. Pretty soon no one is going to be able to do anything because everything will be copyrighted.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
181. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 20:30 Yosemite Sam
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 17:19:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 16:07:
Maybe you should stop getting your information for a conspiracy site and actually watch the documentary that explains exactly what happened to building 7. Cosmetic damage? You realize that one of the twin towers fell into it right?

Where? Below is a site with pics from all sides. Where? There isn't no massive outside damage, or that of WTC 1 or 2 falling into it. I showed you my pictures, now show me yours? There are also documentaries not online that support a conspiracy. So now which documentary is telling the truth?

http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/photos/wtc7fire1.html


http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/attack/wtc7.html

Jebus, again with the conspiracy sites. Of course all they show are the best cherry picked pictures of building 7. Why would they put pictures up of damage that goes against their conspiracy theory? They won't because it's counter productive to their goal.

http://www.911myths.com/html/wtc7_damage.html

I only source that page because it has photos clearly showing damage to building 7. So why would your conspiracy site (which is so dedicated to the truth) not show those pictures? Something to hide? Like the truth! ... and why does your site downplay the fires? They show only cherry picked photos, again, and downplay the fire like it was no big deal when there are plenty of pictures and videos showing clearly that the building had raging fires for hours... and is one of the reasons why there are so few photos of the front of the building... because it was shrouded in smoke from the raging fires!

Regardless of how open you claim to be, you clearly, just like the places you source your information from, are not interested in the facts, or truth, just your own delusional theory's. No other way to explain your complete incompetence in finding pictures that show damage to building 7 when I found them in seconds.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
137. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 16:52 Yosemite Sam
 
BitWraith wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 16:39:
BTW the WTC conversation is not a "derail", because the laws and culture that have birthed the NSA and their information collections tactics came about because of 9-11 and the Patriot Act.

Though 911 definitely spurred people into passing that draconian legislation the culture that birthed the NSA goes way back before Sept 2001. This shits been happening since the end of WW2.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
133. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 16:39 Yosemite Sam
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 16:24:
BitWraith wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 14:50:
Yes that would have taken a monumental effort of planning. The whole thing gets wonky when you think about how many people it takes to keep something like this a secret. It's not like Dick Cheney was out there wiring this up himself. I'm sure the government has it's ways (which, yes, is complete conjecture on my part).

No, it wouldn't take that many people. People going into the buildings as maintenance/construction work or what have you and rigging the buildings over several months. Remember this scene in JFK? How many people were involved in JFK?

How many people were involved in coups the CIA have staged around the globe since the 50s? There were hundreds and thousands of people involved in some of these ops. For those here who don't think that governments don't do this stuff than I envy you your blissful ignorance. It doesn't mean those in the know are crazy, simply that you're ignorant and naive. Two years ago you were telling people to take off their tinfoil hats when they told you that the government is monitoring all aspects of your life. Well, who was right and who's still naive? If you honestly think a handful of goat herding muslims pulled this all off themselves in spite of a multi-trillion dollar worldwide intelligence apparatus spread out amongst dozens of nations then I have a bridge in Brookly I'd love to sell you cheap.

You site a hollywood movie and call us naive, priceless. I got a bridge to sell to you to, the Broker Bridge.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
124. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 16:15 Yosemite Sam
 
nin wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 16:08:
NegaDeath wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 16:03:
If this devolves any further we'll be arguing about the Moon Men beaming thoughts into our brains.

Damn you Moon Men! Shakefist

Could always go this direction.


Pfft everyone knows it's not lizard people, that's just stupid... it's really crab people!

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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
121. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 16:07 Yosemite Sam
 
I'm bored so here we go...

Anyone who doesn't think 911 was sketchy, watch videos of Building 7 falling down. It was the third building to fall - had nothing but cosmetic damage to it. It bent in the middle, then fell straight down.

Maybe you should stop getting your information for a conspiracy site and actually watch the documentary that explains exactly what happened to building 7. Cosmetic damage? You realize that one of the twin towers fell into it right?

I won't flat out go against you, but can you link me to these details? Because building 7 has long been a very sore spot with me. How it fell, why it fell, why we have fireman saying "were pulling the building", and that it would be most likely impossible to just pull a building in such short order. I want to be on your side, I'm torn to be honest all because of Building 7 and well those protected by the records destroyed, Rumsfeld, Chainey, the guy who made bank on the destruction of said buildings. Get me over those and I'm feeling a lot better. I also feel I am open minded, but also shouldn't be fearful of simple questioning.

If you want the truth you need to stop sourcing your information from conspiracy sites they are not interested in the truth... which is hilarious considering they call themselves 911truth. As I said above building 7 has been studied by professional people who know WTF they are doing, every aspect of the damage and subsequent collapse has been analyzed and modeled to death and explained thoroughly.

The problem with the Twin Towers is that once it has fallen about 9 floors or so, there is no mass left to keep the momentum going downwards. It should have stopped collapsing within 9 stories or so according to the laws of physics.

That is the most blatant disregard for reality I've read in awhile. Definitely not the 'laws of physics' in our universe, what conspiracy site put that load of BS in your head?

And what caused this?

Two of the largest buildings in the world just collapsed in the middle of a metropolis and you wonder why shit is blowing up?

Another example of physics being put on hold for the day was the plane that supposedly crashed in Shanksville Penn. It completely disintegrated!? Yeah right! Also, why was the scar in the ground already there in a 1990s USGS survey? It doesn't make sense. Planes don't disintegrate on impact and they sure as hell don't go back in time to create a scar in the ground. Of course, most deniers aren't aware of such things.

What site told you that BS. The aircraft didn't completely disintegrate, there was plenty of wreckage recovered from the site. Suggesting that USGS survey picture is anything close to the damage from the plane crash is utter crap, never heard of it before so looked it up, not even close. Ya most deniers are actually aware of the facts and not some cherry picked maybes that are only ever suggested and never backed up.

The ARCHITECT of the WTC said it was built to withstand a plane crash. No, I am no architect, nor do I do controlled demolition. BUT, I consider his testimony on the matter as valid.

Then maybe you should watch a real documentary on the collapse where THE ARCHITECT of the WTC explains how the collapse happened and not some cherry picked video of him talking about the buildings prior to the attacks.

There real conspiracy around 911 is all the bureaucrats who went into high gear to cover their asses after the fact. I'm sure they love all these wacko conspiracy sites deflecting people away from their incompetence... heh just like the air force taking advantage of the UFO nuts to deflect people away from what was really going on.
 
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News Comments > The Division Engine Trailer
7. Re: The Division Engine Trailer Dec 8, 2013, 18:01 Yosemite Sam
 
Definitely looks stunning, I suspect that wasn't rendered on a console though. I had to chuckle when she said "never before has a video game reached this level of detail" marketing psycho babble, PC side has seen this level of detail for years. Of course most games are created for the lowest common denominator, nice to see that bar has been raised, significantly. Heh, I know game play is more important then graphics, but I can't help myself, I'm such a graphics whore.

... and not sure if it has been posted here but I watched this show on Discovery the other day about technology developments in CGI. They are working on a technology akin to motion capture but at a much much higher level of detail, like skin pore level of detail. This would completely eliminate the need to manually create people for video games. Jumps in technology like that will allow game devs to increase GFX quality while at the same time lowering production time and costs.

EDIT ... and they seemed totally focused on people, but as far as I could tell that would work for any 3D object. No need to pay an artist for hours of labor creating objects, just stick any object in there you want and voila an extremely highly detailed rendering in minutes.

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News Comments > War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta
11. Re: War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta Dec 5, 2013, 18:56 Yosemite Sam
 
Task wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 18:05:
While the tanks look better than world of tanks, the combat still looks decidedly arcade with tanks firing at point blank range... although I am only making that judgement from the trailer. Point blank or close range tank combat happened, but typically did not, at least for most German anti-tank specialists/aces, they engaged at very long-range.

From what I understand is that War Thunder has difficulty settings, so you can turn up the difficulty to max realism when flying planes and on servers.

If they have difficulty settings for the tank portion, then it would be worth it. I want full realism. And how is the tank portion integrated into the main game, are there people fighting on the ground at the same time planes are flying above? Can planes attack the tanks? Because I would LOVE to fly a Stuka-G1 and take out T-34's.

Yup that's the whole sell on this game, everyone is on the same battlefield, and AFAIK there are objectives to complete so the ground people and flyboys will have to cooperate to complete mission objectives. Once ships get included it should be quite interesting and hopefully a blast.

It sure would be nice if tanks get the same 'realism' that the aircraft does. Ballistics and armor penetration would be sweet, can you flank and get a one shot kill in the ass or waste rounds bouncing them off of the frontal armor plates, or do they just have "health" I've said it before and I'll say it again, RO had the best armor combat physics I've ever seen in any game, and it was friken sweet... the vid did for a second show you looking down the sights with range indicators in the view, whether or not it's just cosmetic...
 
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News Comments > War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta
10. Re: War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta Dec 5, 2013, 18:41 Yosemite Sam
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 18:10:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 17:12:
InBlack wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 16:41:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 15:18:
I had thought about downloading this but then started reading Steam discussion threads and thought better of it. "US Fighters aren't as maneuverable!!!" Then don't fight so that turn rate and radius determine the outcome? Tactics and energy fighting, what? If the community thinks air combat is about pointing your nose at the enemy and squeezing the trigger... well it doesn't sound like a very interesting environment lol.

War Thunder is not your average action game. You need to use the fighters the way they were designed to be used. US fighters can turn fight, but against the more manouverable German or British birds they are at a disadvantage. Its Boom and Zoom for them if you want to win. They are more powerful, faster, and have a better climbing rate. If you dont like that style then simply use the more manouverable fighters, but dont diss the game for trying to bring variation and actual tactics into the mix. It only makes you look pathetic.

Ya actually it's your reading comprehension skills that are pathetic. I clearly understood that SMA knows about fighter tactics and was referring to the other people on War Thunder.


Seriously. It's starting to make sense why InBlack liked The Hobbit movie.

SMA, I wouldn't take the steam forums as a complete representation of the quality of players on War Thunder. Sure most will probably be like that, but I know from my time in the PS3 BoS and BoP community that there are a group of dedicated flight sim folks out there who do play. Not sure how War Thunder works but if it allows people to choose who they play with I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of players you can find out there.

Maybe I'll give it a download then. IL-2 is certainly getting long in the tooth at this point, but the community is still so active and strong, and still so full of very competent and tactically astute opponents, that I've been reluctant to try a game that seems so... gamey, particularly with Plane Tiers and leveling and unlocks and what not.

I've never played WT so I'm not sure if they have dumbed it down. I'm basing the flight models on Gaijins other games that I have played and those flight models were very realistic. I would assume the tiers and unlocks are all there to push people into spending money. Heh I've no doubt that the quality of opponents in IL-2 far far exceeds the general WT population, but I'm sure you can find good aviators in WT... seem to remember you can select difficulty levels in WT, so if you choose realistic I would assume those players know how to fly.

... now I'm getting the itch to fly, think I'll have to fire up BoS again.

 
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News Comments > War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta
7. Re: War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta Dec 5, 2013, 17:12 Yosemite Sam
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 16:41:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 15:18:
I had thought about downloading this but then started reading Steam discussion threads and thought better of it. "US Fighters aren't as maneuverable!!!" Then don't fight so that turn rate and radius determine the outcome? Tactics and energy fighting, what? If the community thinks air combat is about pointing your nose at the enemy and squeezing the trigger... well it doesn't sound like a very interesting environment lol.

War Thunder is not your average action game. You need to use the fighters the way they were designed to be used. US fighters can turn fight, but against the more manouverable German or British birds they are at a disadvantage. Its Boom and Zoom for them if you want to win. They are more powerful, faster, and have a better climbing rate. If you dont like that style then simply use the more manouverable fighters, but dont diss the game for trying to bring variation and actual tactics into the mix. It only makes you look pathetic.

Ya actually it's your reading comprehension skills that are pathetic. I clearly understood that SMA knows about fighter tactics and was referring to the other people on War Thunder.

SMA, I wouldn't take the steam forums as a complete representation of the quality of players on War Thunder. Sure most will probably be like that, but I know from my time in the PS3 BoS and BoP community that there are a group of dedicated flight sim folks out there who do play. Not sure how War Thunder works but if it allows people to choose who they play with I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of players you can find out there.
 
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News Comments > War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta
4. Re: War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta Dec 5, 2013, 14:43 Yosemite Sam
 
Should be a pretty decent game for the PS4. Will probably give it a go on the PC once they have finished getting ground and sea units implemented... still pissed at them for abandoning Birds of Steel, is an awesome WW2 flight sim for the PS3, but it did need patching.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Rescue Dec 3, 2013, 16:34 Yosemite Sam
 
That rescue of the cook in the sunken tug boat is a remarkable story, and all caught on video, a must watch.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 1, 2013, 14:48 Yosemite Sam
 
Far Cry 3 @ $7.50... I got to stop looking at the deals and start working through my backlog so I can take advantage of the deals.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2013, 19:02 Yosemite Sam
 
mixma242 wrote on Nov 30, 2013, 17:44:
Guys, take your pointy tin foil hats off. How did they get the information that she had mental health issues? They googled her. You can to - look up her name: Ellen Richardson.

Or maybe you prefer to believe that the NSA hacked into Canada's healthcare database and then turned the info over to customs.

Also: I hear that there never was a Soviet Union, much less a fall of the eastern block. It's a lie perpetrated by evil capitalists meant to discredit the virtues of communism.

The real story here is how stupid some people can be by spewing info like that all over the internet and then be surprised that the government can in fact use public search engines. And then there is the fact that apparently no one else uses a search engine - they just take it for granted that some reporter is not trying to slant the story.

Are you really going to stand by that total load of crap? Are you really suggesting boarder agents google people? They actually google someones name on the fucking internet!? I really have to ask, have you ever used google!?, ever? You really think an agent is going to sit there and sift through pages and pages of internet crap to verify someones history and identity? Only stupid person here is the one who actually believes that load of shit. He accessed a government database, period... and WTF does the USSR have to do with it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2013, 16:08 Yosemite Sam
 
Creston wrote on Nov 30, 2013, 13:32:
Quboid wrote on Nov 30, 2013, 11:40:
From the article "Disabled woman denied entry to U.S. after agent cites supposedly private medical details":
U.S. Customs and Border Protection media spokeswoman Jenny Burke said that due to privacy laws, "the department is prohibited from discussing specific cases."

They're taking the piss...

I was just going to quote that. Apparently those privacy laws aren't in effect when you go snooping through someone's medical records? Especially when said someone isn't an American citizen, so how the fuck did you get access to their records to begin with?

US Government grills medical providers about HIPAA; ignores HIPAA itself.
US Government grills every single legitimate buyer about software piracy; pirates software itself.

The pattern is becoming nicely clear.

That pattern has been clear for decades, at least to people who live outside the states, been pretty much the US foreign policy since the 60s.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
5. Re: GTA 5 Nov 30, 2013, 15:51 Yosemite Sam
 
Well Casino was pretty much expected considering the building is in the game with a big sign saying opening soon. Indoor race track is a surprise, I assume they will be opening the big stadium down by the port, nice. Racing for pink slips, ya guess it'll be something for the money glitches to do, highly doubt anyone who has earned their money legitimately is going to risk all that work on one race... though I suppose it could be used as a way to give one of your cars to a friend.

EDIT hmm listening to the audio files sounds like you'll also be able to buy money generating properties (online?) and also sounds like you'll be able to run drugs and weapons in free roam.

EDIT Borderlands 2 and Grid 2 to hit instant game collection next month for PSN+, sweet.

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News Comments > Open-World Star Wars Game Clues
10. Re: Open-World Star Wars Game Clues Nov 30, 2013, 15:02 Yosemite Sam
 
So EA is going all in on the Star Wars franchise, that's three devs now working on SW games. Normally 3 Star Wars games in production would be friken awesome news, but in EAs hands, not so much.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Nov 29, 2013, 17:40 Yosemite Sam
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 29, 2013, 13:38:
Here's what the mainstream media thinks of video games

You know nothing Jon Snow.

A person who cannot see or understand another point of view outside of their own world view. Had a relative once give me the whole grow up video games are for kids routine. This person then proceeded to tell me how great this soap opera they watch is. Just like the old geezer in the video who cannot fathom that video games are simply just entertainment. He doesn't find it entertaining so therefore it must have a beneficial impact in order to justify it. I'm quite sure whatever he enjoys wasting time on seems quite justified and needs no other explanation other then he enjoys it.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
31. Re: On Sale Nov 28, 2013, 18:12 Yosemite Sam
 
Decided to not buy Skyrim, had that Sleeping Dogs and Dead Island in my cart. Then I thought, I got 5 PC games yet to play and probably that many untouched PS3 games and not to mention I'm pretty much only playing GTA right now... and I'm thinking of buying more games?  
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