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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
195. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 10, 2013, 02:00 Agent.X7
 
MajorD wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 22:42:
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 21:34:
On the other hand, my fucking freedom and privacy certainly are.

The government is stepping all over our guaranteed rights to "provide" things that we cannot actually have.

How much is too much? Any spying on American citizens is too fucking much.

And that's where the double edge sword comes in to play. So, what do you propose as an alternative to track and thwart terrorists, as any 'American Citizen' can easily be a sleeper cell?


There is no alternative. Jesus Christ, I could wake up tomorrow, decide I hate everyone and go shoot the fuck out of a crowded mall during the holiday rush. How the fuck could anyone foresee or prevent that? They CAN'T. That's the key.

YOU CANNOT PREVENT SHIT FROM HAPPENING. Period. End of story. All their fucking spying and Newtown, Aurora, Boston, Benghazi - none of it has been stopped. But hey, if we hadn't let the CIA loose we would have prevented 9/11 (Osama, trained by the CIA), Iraq (Husein, helped to power by the CIA to oppose the Iranians), Cuban Missile Crisis (Castro, again helped to power by the CIA), and many other tragedies. Not to mention we wouldn't be the most hated country on the planet.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
185. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 21:34 Agent.X7
 
MajorD wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 20:40:
Conspiracy theories are fun and easy to get caught up in, but keep things in perspective here. Now, I don’t put anything past ‘anyone’, or our Government for that matter, but all you 911 Conspiracy Theorists really think something of this magnitude could REALLY be contained, especially with how tenacious reporters/agencies are? Do you REALLY think if Popular Mechanics could have verified any thread of evidence the WTC collapsed from anything other than jet fuel/fire/heat, they would have reported otherwise?

Yeah, and Elvis and Jim Morrison aren't dead either; they're roommates in an apartment in Helsinki!

In regards to NSA’s ‘Game Spying’, why wouldn’t they? It’s another covert means for terrorists to communicate! So should the NSA NOT be able to conduct surveillance on any/all avenues of communication? The US Government does so much, beyond our imaginations, to keep the country and its citizens safe through wiretapping, communications monitoring, etc, but it is so easy for people to cry, “No more, it’s an invasion of our privacy”, but then they those same people can roll over and easily sleep at night. Unbelievable!

For me it is a fine line, because how much surveillance is too much, but how much is too little? Part of me says, “I don’t give a flying F#@K if they listen in on my conversations, as I don’t have anything to hide”, but the other part of me wonders, “Who is it that is listening to my communications and what are they doing with it; where are the checks and balances?” You can’t have your cake it eat it too, so I’ll just sleep soundly at night with mine next to me.



My safety and security is not guaranteed by either nature or the Constitution.

On the other hand, my fucking freedom and privacy certainly are.

The government is stepping all over our guaranteed rights to "provide" things that we cannot actually have.

How much is too much? Any spying on American citizens is too fucking much.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Blackbeard's Wrath DLC Tomorrow
2. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Blackbeard's Wrath DLC Tomorrow Dec 9, 2013, 21:07 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 19:58:
That's why I never buy these passes. It's virtually all MP stuff I have zero interest in.

Same. I don't even really go for the single player DLC unless it's really good. (And even then I wait until the GotY edition goes way down in price...)
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
152. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 17:32 Agent.X7
 
WaltC wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 17:28:
What I find most incredible--literally unbelievable, about all of this--is how otherwise intelligent people allow Snowden to continuously and consistently convince them that he alone of all the "peoples of the earth" knows and understands every single thing the NSA does! He's making absolute *fools* out of the news media--"news media"? They don't deserve the title here in the US. They are a bunch of bumpkins and buffoons and every day they prove it by believing every single fantastic, idiotic, stupid-beyond-belief word out of Snowden's mouth, out of every two-bit politician's mouth in Washington, D.C., etc. The more fantastic, incredible, idiotic, and contentious, not to mention foolish the allegation is--you can count on the US News Media to use it as click bait. Morons.

The US press has become a laughing stock over Snowden. While every other civilized Western country is in private chuckling and holding its *nose* whenever the word "Snowden" comes up, morons in this country rush to print the next moronic headline! I'll bet Snowden is *reeling* at the stupidity his little ruse has revealed about the American public and their politicians and their press organizations. Everywhere else around the globe, mention the word "Snowden" and it invokes a belly laugh because the crap he alleges is so far-fetched--no, ridiculous is a much better description of it--that only a moron might ever believe it! Hell, I don't really blame the guy--he can't come home, so he might as well continue to make fools of them for as long as he can. The only thing more pathetic than Snowden himself is the American reaction to the utter garbage the guy continuously spews--he's dumbfounded, I'm sure, that anyone at all believes it.

The lunacy of the whole notion of "spying on Americans playing on-line video games" is so ridiculous that it defies belief! No intelligence agency on Earth would waste its limited time and resources doing things as idiotic as that. Suddenly I feel as though I live in a nation of inbred imbeciles who, like Jethro Bodine, are proud of having "gradeeeated the sixth grade!" Heh...;) It's really quite funny. (I think sixth graders might actually be able to see through all of this nonsense much better, actually. They've yet to learn the fear of their own shadows.)




You work for the NSA, don't you? It's the only way I can figure that you would type something so ignorant. One has to only search for spy program stuff to learn about the completely ridiculous shit they have tried over the years. This is by no means any stretch of the imagination.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
4. Re: Sunday Consolidation Dec 8, 2013, 21:22 Agent.X7
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 19:51:
There are lot of shitty multiplayer games out there. Gamers have been asking for more co op games for years, and still, designers and devs just don't know what to do. It surprises me considering that almost everyone has a broadband connection and is always online, not to mention that pcs and now newer consoles have more than enough memory. Come on devs, make more multiplayer and co op games. Screw single player, there are enough of them already!

Not almost everyone has broadband. That's a common misconception.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: RE: Follow up Dec 7, 2013, 23:04 Agent.X7
 
Prez wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 19:49:
Seems the date doe not really "live in infamy" as FDR predicted

For most people that's true. For some of us, though, it remains pretty infamous.

My grandfather was there. I always remember.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2013, 01:58 Agent.X7
 
maleitch wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:50:
Typical enviro fascist response. You fools in the enviro douche community have killed hundreds of thousands from your freak stances on DDT, to vaccinations and now global warming. You have obiliterated incomes for bogus "green technologies" which have resolved nothing and are nothing but naive man-child dreams from nerds like yourself who contribute nothing.

Anytime you want to attempt to "disallow" my right to breath air just let me know. Would love for you to try.

What is it with the string of want-to-be intellectuals spouting gobbledegook here recently? Enviro-facists today, crypto-facists yesterday.
 
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News Comments > The Walking Dead Season 2 Nears
2. Re: The Walking Dead Season 2 Nears Dec 6, 2013, 14:37 Agent.X7
 
I am going to just go ahead and get it. I looked forward to every episode last time.

I'm waiting for the end of Wolf, just because I have so much other shit I am playing right now.
 
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News Comments > More Survivor 2299 Teasing
17. Re: More Survivor 2299 Teasing Dec 6, 2013, 14:32 Agent.X7
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 14:17:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 13:43:
They make a great world to adventure through, amazing editors and have overall very good story plots. But I can't think of any AAA RPG game developer with worst writers, in story, dialog and NPCs.

Whether it's being forced to listen to Linda Carter saying "I'm am forced to carry your burdens" or Fallout 3's infantile dialog. "Have you seen a middle aged guy, I'm looking for my father."

I'm playing through SWKOTOR2 right now and some of the characters are just one info-dump after another. I "got" what was going on after the first two lines but I'm having to click through a wall of text so I can get to go DO something (doing something being the point of a game).

I'm actually starting to lean more towards liking NPCs that have simple dialogue. If I want to read a lot of back story or detailed explanation I'd much rather read it in an in-game journal or book.

This goes doubly if I have to listen to a voice actor read from a script.


Right there with you.

My wife gets a laugh from me playing games when the characters just start blabbing forever.

"OK, got it. What do I need to do?"
"No, really, you can stop filling me in. Just tell me what you need me to do."
"Please stop. I don't care."
"JESUS! Shut the fuck up already!"


I do remember some of the more chatty folk in Fallout 3 getting beat to death a few times. I wish all games would let you do that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2013, 19:58 Agent.X7
 
Julio wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 18:48:
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 18:26:
RIP Nelson Mandela

South Africa is still a mess.

You're right. We're all fucked. Why bother trying to make it better, am I right?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 5, 2013, 17:06 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 19:47:
On the one hand, I agree that it's a bit ridiculous the guy gets arrested over what amounts to an absolutely negligible amount of power, and it's even more ludicrous that he spends 15 hours in jail.

On the flipside, that's not his power, and he could have at least ASKED the university if he could charge there. Last I checked, theft was theft.


But it really is his power. His kid goes to school there, so he's in the school tax district paying taxes. His taxes also pay for the assholes that arrested him for what amounts to nothing. What a country we live in! I bet the NSA saw the whole thing happen too.
 
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7. Re: etc. Dec 5, 2013, 16:59 Agent.X7
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 16:49:
Tony Stark's dad in Iron Man was that guy from Mad Men. It was that other guy in Captain America.

Yup, you're right. I forgot Cooper wasn't the dad in the actual Iron Man movies.

Haha, just looked it up. 2 different guys for Howard Stark in the iron man movies. 1st one was someone else, then 2nd one was the guy from mad men, then Dominic Cooper in the Cap. movies. Guess it wasn't so noticeable that they keep changing him.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2013, 15:18 Agent.X7
 
RE: Amazon Drones

http://tinyurl.com/maxx5zt
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
47. Re: Op Ed Dec 5, 2013, 15:15 Agent.X7
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 07:21:
Done with preordering? Everyone says that until the next big game starts up the hype train. I'll put money down that several of you preorder Dragon Age 2, Titanfall and many other things next year. There's nothing wrong with preordering a title, it's your disposable income so whatever the hell you want with it. Just try to reign in your impulse spending a bit for the companies who consistently screw you.

Dragon Age 2? HELL NO. Bioware can't seem to make a decent game after they did DA:O. Wouldn't pre-order unless I get to make out with Claudia Black.

Titanfall? Maybe. Although I will probably not and just get it when it comes out.

inFamous Second Son? Already did.
 
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3. Re: etc. Dec 5, 2013, 12:44 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 10:51:
Yeah, and more than a couple of faces I recognize. Specifically Ben Foster and Dominic Cooper. If anyone's not seen The Devil's Double, I thought it was a good movie...


I was going to say, Ben Foster is in a ton of movies and TV shows. Angel in X-Men? The Mechanic, Pandorum, 3:10 to Yuma, etc.

Domonic Cooper is in a bunch of stuff too, although he is usually a secondary character. (Tony Stark's dad in Iron man and Captain America)

The rest of them are all experienced actors, but, yeah, pretty unknown. (Kazinsky was the annoying brother of Max Martini in Pacific Rim)
 
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News Comments > More Battlefield 4 Issues
21. Re: More Battlefield 4 Issues Dec 4, 2013, 17:47 Agent.X7
 
Metro was never meant to be a 64 player CQ map. It works best in Rush with 32 players, which is fun. 32 player CQ is also OK on it, but still very spammy.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Dec 4, 2013, 16:45 Agent.X7
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 16:42:
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 16:36:
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 16:21:
bigCstyle wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 16:14:
Well... after all the trolling, incompetence, anti-consumer, anti-community, borderline illegal (or more) practices from the gaming industry in general over the years... I no longer pay more than 10 dollars for a game anymore anyway. Its a lot easier to take all this (outright) abuse when I stopped paying more than 10 dollars for a game.

Yup, that's exactly how to do it. I'm absolutely done with pre-ordering, and unless it's something I'm absolutely dying to play, I'm not buying shit day one anymore either. Too many devs think they can release plain unfinished shit for me to feel like I owe them full price anymore.

I'll buy their games on sale or not at all.

I usually wait unless it's something I really want to play. Infinite is a fantastic game for $9.99. Not sure I would be as enthused had I paid $60. (Well, OK, I get mine wholesale for the most part, but still...)

Battlefield? Glitches and all I would still buy the next one day one. Of course, it's pretty much the only multiplayer I play for 2 years.

It all depends on opinion, of course. I ordered the super expensive Reckoning CE. Not sorry at all. Loved the game, loved the cool statue. Most people look at me like I am crazy when I recommend that game.

Everyone seems to love GTA V, I wasn't so hot on it.

What was the topic?


I think I preordered Infinte because Amazon ofered $20 off. Maybe it was only $10. In any case, I preordered it about 5 minutes before Amazon took the preorder down, and I consider it worth every dime.

I bought GTAV for $15 off due to the talk on this board and, honestly, didn't like it much. I thought the SeanBaby takedown of it on Cracked.com earlier this week was spot-on. I just have to accept that I don't really like this series, even though I go nuts for Saints Row. So close, yet so far.

Oh, good. I'm not the only one. I love open world games, but I just cannot get into GTA games. (Although I don't like Saint's either.)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed Dec 4, 2013, 16:36 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 16:21:
bigCstyle wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 16:14:
Well... after all the trolling, incompetence, anti-consumer, anti-community, borderline illegal (or more) practices from the gaming industry in general over the years... I no longer pay more than 10 dollars for a game anymore anyway. Its a lot easier to take all this (outright) abuse when I stopped paying more than 10 dollars for a game.

Yup, that's exactly how to do it. I'm absolutely done with pre-ordering, and unless it's something I'm absolutely dying to play, I'm not buying shit day one anymore either. Too many devs think they can release plain unfinished shit for me to feel like I owe them full price anymore.

I'll buy their games on sale or not at all.

I usually wait unless it's something I really want to play. Infinite is a fantastic game for $9.99. Not sure I would be as enthused had I paid $60. (Well, OK, I get mine wholesale for the most part, but still...)

Battlefield? Glitches and all I would still buy the next one day one. Of course, it's pretty much the only multiplayer I play for 2 years.

It all depends on opinion, of course. I ordered the super expensive Reckoning CE. Not sorry at all. Loved the game, loved the cool statue. Most people look at me like I am crazy when I recommend that game.

Everyone seems to love GTA V, I wasn't so hot on it.

What was the topic?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Off topic Dec 4, 2013, 15:39 Agent.X7
 
Re: Paul Walker

Seems like the show might not go on.

http://tinyurl.com/l44sm7u

Producers are considering all options at this point, including scrapping the whole thing and starting over. I hope they don't do that and waste his last work on Earth.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 4, 2013, 14:10 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 23:23:
PHJF wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 08:08:
Don't be idiots. They didn't just create a website and walk away. They ran the website. They were obligated to at least attempt to see their website wasn't being used for illegal activity. If you own a home and knowingly allow it to be used as a drug den you're criminally at fault.

And there is already legal precedence for this. It's called Napster.

Really? And how do you police 5+ million users? If you have an answer industry is all ears on how to do it affordably. And again, it's weak argument. Why are they responsible but not gun makers? Why? There's zero difference between the two. You can use either the service or product legally or illegally. So why is only one responsible and not the other? So don't be so quick to call other people idiots. Put up or shut up.

Oh boy. Listen, let's take an example of a hammer.

You make hammers. You even sell them on Hammers.com. Someone uses one of your hammers to kill his ex-wife. Are you liable? Fuck no. You didn't sell that hammer so someone could murder someone with it.

Let's say, however, that you also own hammer house. You let people rent hammers and use them in the house. Someone murders their ex-wife while you watch. You don't call the police, you don't intervene, you do nothing but watch. Are you liable? Oh my God, you will be sued into the fucking ground and arrested on criminal charges.

Do you see the difference?

If you own a house, rent it out, and someone makes meth there? Assuming you had no idea, you aren't liable.

If you KNEW about it? Then you are liable.

 
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