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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2014, 16:05 LittleMe
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 14:56:
There are solutions to remove corporate money from politics. How? One is via constitutional amendment. "But you'll never get that through congress! They're already bought and paid for!" There's a back door way using the (less compromised) state legislatures to call for a constitutional convention to achieve it. Read about it here, or listen to Dan Carlin's interview of Cenk Uyger. The other way is via electing congress people to implement campaign finance reform. Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig's Mayday PAC is trying to do just that.

If I may please.. There is another perhaps better way. That is, don't believe the promises of politicians that use rosy rhetoric that the government is going to solve our problems. The corporations need us to be complicit with their agenda so they dress it up in leftist socialist rhetoric. They aren't honest as to the real intent. There are many examples of this. The healthcare issue is a prime example. It was largely written by the insurance industry (as I understand it). We are being deceived so they can create of a modern mercantile empire, or a corporate socialist system.

So what we want is decentralization. But not just any kind.. The kind where there is no cronyism involved. But I agree with you that the big corporations having too much political power is a real issue. I just don't think that any amendment is going to solve it since that would only amount to a promise from the same people doing it.

edit: the article in question is a perfect example. It's dressed up as protecting us from phone theft but can easily be used to implement tyranny to quell dissent of corporate controlled government.

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News Comments > Crytek to Repair Reputation with "Really High Quality Games"
22. Re: Crytek to Repair Reputation with Aug 19, 2014, 13:09 LittleMe
 
The headline reminds me that talk is cheap.

It was Crysis 1 that tainted my opinion of them because the multiplayer was supported so poorly. Then they promised more with Warhead with the MP being separated from the single player game and again they failed to support it (and keep hackers out). The multiplayer had a lot of potential but it just wasn't finished and polished to perfection, imo.

They could have become a real competitor too DICE's Battlefield series, but... no. I'm thinking like any modern multiplayer game, where they absolutely require patching out the hacks and polishing gameplay to keep the player base thriving and interested.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 18, 2014, 20:59 LittleMe
 
Is that evidence admissible in court? There was no proper search warrant issued to search his place. I thought anything found on a unrelated search was not admissible.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 18, 2014, 15:28 LittleMe
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 15:22:
Maybe he is a frequent Blues poster and after a few beers he forgot he was speaking in public on behalf of a company.

Any not just any company.. SOE is a division of Sony Computer Entertainment! I fear for his job. We must make sure he can keep wearing his robes of righteousness on the ivory balcony while staying employed there! He is of the true faith!

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Creative Director of PlanetSide 2 calls PS4 gamers 'console peasants'. Aug 18, 2014, 14:49 LittleMe
 
Open mouth, insert foot? Wow. 'Even if you're not a console peasant.' wow. Keep the spirit brother, just don't say it outright.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
2. Re: Saturday Interviews Aug 16, 2014, 13:32 LittleMe
 
Xil wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 10:19:
what the point in call it kings quest then ? Those who know the games from the past will expect a point and click adventure.

Money?

 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Rises in EU
4. Re: Risen 3 Rises in EU Aug 15, 2014, 18:12 LittleMe
 
I'm reading it might be best to play on easy because while the game is good(ish) the combat is bad...  
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Modes Revealed
5. Re: Battlefield Hardline Modes Revealed Aug 13, 2014, 14:34 LittleMe
 
The sales pitch marketing-speak commentary is annoying and condescending. Talking to me as if to tell me what I should like while not telling me what I want to hear.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Risen 3: Titan Lords
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Risen 3: Titan Lords Aug 12, 2014, 22:44 LittleMe
 
Well FWIW people on NFOHump are positive on it so far after a few hours of play. It may very well be a must-play for Risen/Gothic fans.

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 12, 2014, 22:19 LittleMe
 
I'm perfectly fine with EFF pickup where AdBlock left off! There's even more need for it now than ever.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Risen 3: Titan Lords
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Risen 3: Titan Lords Aug 12, 2014, 14:42 LittleMe
 
I want to play it but not for $50. They've priced themselves out of the market at the most important time. It might have sold very well at $20 or $30. All that said, I liked the trailer even though the game does look rough around the edges. After Gothic 3 buggy launch and Risen 2's shortcomings there's no way I'd blindly buy any of their games on good faith.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
19. Re: Into the Black Aug 11, 2014, 20:44 LittleMe
 
I've been watching a lot of Near Death Experience (NDE) videos on YT lately. I'm not 100% certain it's a true after-life reality but hopefully Robin is in such a heavenly place now. A recurring theme seems to be that those who suicide often have to repeat a life here until they 'get it right' but there are exceptions to that too. Either way, he'll be missed.  
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Aug 11, 2014, 20:32 LittleMe
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 19:41:
Avernum Escape from The Pit - 1.99.

tyvm

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: 2014's starting salaries for college tech majors. Aug 11, 2014, 14:32 LittleMe
 
Awesome. What sort of analyst jobs are these and where? XD

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. 2014's starting salaries for college tech majors. Aug 11, 2014, 14:11 LittleMe
 
Not even close to keeping up with inflation. Most of these new jobs that were hailed as amazing economic growth were teenagers and people over 55 - in other words part time jobs that don't pay much.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
7. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 10, 2014, 23:23 LittleMe
 
Which Linux Desktop Environment Should You Use.

My favorite desktop linux so far - GParted Live. Awesome dist for managing partitions, etc. Uses XFCE.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 10, 2014, 23:19 LittleMe
 
A college degree isn't worth nearly what it used to be anyway so it doesn't matter anyway. Well not exactly.. A college degree now usually stands for a person in decades long indentured servitude to the banks who create the student loans out of thin air.

 
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News Comments > Capcom Working on Ultra Street Fighter IV Connectivity
5. Re: Capcom Working on Ultra Street Fighter IV Connectivity Aug 10, 2014, 14:19 LittleMe
 
Gruntstein wrote on Aug 10, 2014, 11:07:
SF4's netcode has been dog shit from day 1. Unlike every multiplayer game that has been released since Quakeworld, it doesn't use client-side prediction so you have to deal with input delay that varies with your ping. Amazing that they were able to make it even worse.

Slightly off topic but damn QW sure did ruin Q1's solid gameplay as a sacrifice for 28.8kbps dialup modem gameplay. Netquake plays vastly better if you have just a bit more bandwidth. Of course it depends on the connection and server quality too but I still have QW rubberbandy nightmares.

Edit: Here's a very close approximation of what the QW nightmare is for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkftxdd1E8Q

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News Comments > 4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades
6. Re: 4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades Aug 10, 2014, 14:13 LittleMe
 
Can't they do a dual 32/64 bit install where there would be two shortcuts or maybe even a simple launcher that picks the correct executable?

$25 each for the redux's, a bit too much for me considering I own both fo the originals already, but I'd pay $10 for the upgrade (each). This especially considering I didn't play them all that much anyway. I applaud the effort. 2033 especially had bad performance IIRC. Will buy, not full price no way.

 
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News Comments > Boss Key Looking to Re-earn Trust
6. Re: Boss Key Looking to Re-earn Trust Aug 9, 2014, 15:17 LittleMe
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 13:57:
Sweeney never abandoned PC, ue always supported it. And considering gears made them billionaires, it was a good business move.

PC gamers are often monstrously emotional and constantly feeling weird betrayal. I never get the "we made you and you abandoned us!" Argument. We hated cliff before that. Stop crying.

+1 this. I guess if I was in his position to personally make tens of millions (??) I'd probably develop for consoles too. We could just appreciate that he's coming back to PC and see what he does. No I'm not psyched, but I'll passively spectate. I like the vibe in the first paragraph quote blue posted where he talks about old school FPS map design as in Quake.

That said, I don't blame or fault many for being highly skeptical. I wouldn't be surprised if CB ended up sacrificing PC gameplay and quality to make it work on consoles. I'm not entitled but I control what I buy.

He has to actually *earn* trust. Talk is cheap as far as promising the PC players. That said, this sort of old school FPS hasn't seen a revival in demand unlike old school PC RPG's.

 
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