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News Comments > MechWarrior Tactics Countdown
15. Re: MechWarrior Tactics Countdown Feb 15, 2012, 01:10 Draugr
 
It would actually be pretty awesome if this was either like Mechcommander, or like the tabletop game itself, which would be sweet. It would make sense given the type of game that the tabletop game is and the "Tactics" line being included in the title.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Feb 11, 2012, 18:45 Draugr
 
QTE's could disappear entirely and I would be okay with that...
Of course, for some games this makes them into more of a movie than a game. Rarely do QTEs add anything of value to games.

Like has been said before... If I'm watching a cinematic, the last thing I expect or WANT, is to be interrupted to push a button.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 FemShep Trailer
10. Re: Mass Effect 3 FemShep Trailer Feb 11, 2012, 04:56 Draugr
 
Fion wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 01:44:
This fantastic voice actress also voices the female commando in SW:TOR. She's one of the best, and an obvious favorite at Bioware.

Yeah,Jennifer Hale is just a more experienced voice actress and it shows in her work. They are both pretty good though, I enjoyed them both. Granted with the amount of dialogue that they do there are always going to be some totally flubbed lines, but overall Femshep wins in voice acting, for me.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
64. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 7, 2012, 19:45 Draugr
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 18:09:
justice7 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 16:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 15:56:
Ugh. There's no such thing as a FPS/TPS game where console controller is better. Thumb knobbies are horrible compared to mouse/kb precision. It's fine if that's what you like, but they certainly aren't better in any objective sense.

Yes, they are. The fact that you do not have variable movement speed with a keyboard is the pure limitation of its class of control. The difference here, is that the mouse has more accurate control of direction on an X,Y scale.

Since you cannot press 1/3 of WASD, it leaves something to be desired for a "perfect" control scheme.
Why would that be any kind of benefit in a FPS/TPS game? Even if it did convey a benefit, it certainly wouldn't outweigh the ridiculous loss of accuracy. That's been well-established when pitting console players against PC players.

justice7 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 16:24:
I'm as much of a PC Gamer as the next guy, quite adept with FPS gaming with the mouse, however the controller allows me to kick back on the big screen, surround sound and recliner; with PC graphics to boot. It's been said several times even here in Blues comments that the UI was made for a console. Well, the PC works as the best console on the planet.
UI made for console just means it is annoying and takes too long to get to anything, not that it actually works better with a controller. It's just designed with the limitations of a controller in mind.

Also, SkyUI. If people aren't using it then they are letting down humanity.
 
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News Comments > etc.
195. Re: etc. Feb 2, 2012, 16:13 Draugr
 
yuastnav wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 14:26:
Draugr wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 20:42:
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Now lets looks at child labor (it exists elsewhere, but has been virtually eradicated in America.) [...]

Oh really? :p

Heheh, Yeah, that's one of the reasons I chose the example.
Just as anticipated, " everyone looks at them like they are crazy."
We can all see how well that worked out for him, lol.
 
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191. Re: etc. Feb 2, 2012, 01:03 Draugr
 
RailWizard wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 22:44:
I should've clarified I was talking only about religion with regards to the 'argument'. My bad.

My comment about Majority similarly was about all religion, not just Christians, also more 'global' than just 'America'. Islam, for example, takes bit of a harsher view of homosexuals, as you are probably aware, but that was not my point. It was merely a comment of religion vs. no religion.

Sorry about that, when you said "democratic mantra" I took that to mean people living in democracies, specifically america. As you know the world as a whole isn't a democracy. and the majority doesn't always rule.
There are civil and human rights violations everywhere around the globe, to more than just homosexuals. It's almost a different discussion entirely due to all of the other factors concerned, religion only being one of them.

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News Comments > etc.
186. Re: etc. Feb 1, 2012, 20:42 Draugr
 
RailWizard wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 20:02:
Victory. =\

This argument is probably as old as time itself, and it has had no resolution before, and you expect we are going to find it here, on a video game site?

The only 'right' in these cases that has ever been found has been at the end of a sword, and since that is really no longer an option, it all does seem rather pointless. Yet the urge to try is just so tempting. Just remember to back away before it drains your sanity entirely.

At the same time, it is democratic mantra that majority rules, and the majority is religious by overwhelming measure. So live with it. You shall not pass.

Actually, 'right' isn't only decided by war, it's also decided by society.

Let's take alcohol prohibition. The government attempted to legislate the morality of the population, and it didn't work out like they had hoped...we know how that played out. It didn't require war to win the argument.
Now lets looks at child labor (it exists elsewhere, but has been virtually eradicated in America.) during the industrial revolution, children worked in factories for long hours, with basically no safety or labor regulation...the government took steps to put a stop to this, as it was unjust. Both of these changes in our society didn't require war to put a stop to it, and now when people get up and talk about putting kids to work for 12 hours in a factory, everyone looks at them like they are crazy. We didn't need to go to war to let homosexuals serve openly in the military, I don't think we'll be going to war over a marriage certificate.
Saying violence will be the only way to resolve issue's such as civil rights is incorrect, and is no refuge.

Your comment on the majority ruling also assumes that all christians feel the same way about gay rights, which is a mistake. While the majority of the nation consider themselves christians, the majority of the nation is not against gay marriage. Polls indicate this is not the case. Support for gay marriage is about as equal as the opposition to it (though in some polling it already holds a majority.) It didn't start equal, but over the years it has been trending up, and if things continue it will be a majority that is in favor of it in a couple years, as opposed to 50/50 (or close to it, depending on the poll) it is now. to use your words, 'So Live with it.'

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News Comments > Skyrim Patch
15. Re: Skyrim Patch Feb 1, 2012, 19:02 Draugr
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 18:53:
I'm assuming that the compiler and performance optimizastions means that the SESV Accelleratio Layer mod(s) are no longer needed(?) anyone that's home already verify this yet?

^D^

I just loaded it up to tell the difference, didn't really run around much, with Skyboost that particular area had me at around 42fps. its at 50 now with the new patch and Skyboost removed.
 
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News Comments > etc.
177. Re: etc. Feb 1, 2012, 17:12 Draugr
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 17:00:
I agree.
But I think my biggest point of contention is exactly what Prez said: Don't subscribe to it? Don't follow it. But don't make everyone around you follow it. We're not all your religion and we shouldn't have to follow the irrational tenets of your religion. Jewish people don't stop McDonald's from serving hamburgers. Muslims don't stop them from serving baconburgers (yet Christians still freak out over "creeping sharia" when Campbells labels their soups halal, even though the process was identical to kosher and required absolutely no change other than an icon on the label), and when Muslims do get annoyed at something being counter to their religion everyone is against it.

You'll certainly get no argument from me on that point.
 
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News Comments > etc.
175. Re: etc. Feb 1, 2012, 16:51 Draugr
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 16:40:
In fairness, most of that stuff is in the Old Testament... In fact, most christian religions don't buy into it and the teachings in the New Testament are very often contradictory.

Yet somehow this one line of Leviticus always pops up, coming from people that don't give a crap about anything else in Leviticus. Or any of the other crazy parts of the Old Testament.

Interestingly, divorce being an abomination is reaffirmed by Christ himself several times. And it certainly laughs in the face of the sanctity of marriage. But you don't really hear people telling the government to stop issuing them very often.

You're absolutely right, which ties into the point I was trying to make, which is they get to pick and choose, and if we're going to give people a pass for discrimination against homosexuals, then we should also allow Christian's to beat their wives.
I mean if, 'the bible said so' is good enough for discriminating against people, it would stand to reason that same argument would work for domestic abuse.
 
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News Comments > etc.
170. Re: etc. Feb 1, 2012, 16:37 Draugr
 
Prez wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 16:19:
So you don't subscribe to it? Don't follow it. Simple. Leave others to do so if they wish. I still can't see why this is so hard a concept for people.

Well, this is where it hangs for me, the bible also permits you to own slaves, beat them, and your wife.
If Christian's wanted to be able to participate in those things, (I'm sure they don't,) it's going to take more than a bible verse to let them get away with it. In that same vein, if (most) religions want to discriminate against a group of people, the corresponding scriptural reference isn't enough reason to let them discriminate.

They can speak out against it of course, it's their right. There would still be people against it if the bible doesn't exist, but because the bible exists, these people don't want to explain why it would ruin things, they just want a pass for their behavior, because the bible said so.

Also, they really should look into what else the bible tells them what to do, and why they get to pick and choose, even though they are in the bible, too. Despite god condoning them, or being a command by god.
The obvious answer is that 1900 year old books show us the morality and ethics of 1900 year old societies, they don't determine the morality of modern day societies, so why should we start letting them?
 
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News Comments > PC PROTOTYPE 2 Delayed
9. Re: PC PROTOTYPE 2 Delayed Feb 1, 2012, 02:38 Draugr
 
entr0py wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 02:18:
Cutter wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 21:31:
Anyway, this will be another crappy console port to skip.

Maybe, but I don't see why it should be in principal. Take Arkham City, that was a multi-platform game, delayed on the PC, designed for gamepads, and one of the best PC releases of the year.

I guess that count's as long as we don't consider the issues it had running in DX11 at launch, and PhysX had to be patched in.
 
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News Comments > etc.
163. Re: etc. Feb 1, 2012, 00:56 Draugr
 
Prez wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 23:22:
Also, you're making a mistake in assuming that pedophilia with same gendered victims, and sexual orientation are inextricably linked, when in fact, that's not always the case.

I actually wasn't. I used the specific case of Sandusky, who is in fact homosexual and a predator as it turns out. In any case I *think* we mostly agree given the rest of your post.

I am interested in, above all, fairness to everyone, which includes gays and particularly Christians, since they are being unfairly represented and maligned here. One could say I have not one but two dogs in this fight because my friend and sister are gay and my wife and children are Christian, and all of them are wonderful and loving people.

Apologies for my assumption.

Perhaps you might think that about this thread. But If you are saying in the US, I would disagree that Christians are a maligned group in America. Every Potus has been a Christian of one type or another. In 2007, 78.4% of people in american who are religious identify as Christian. of the 112th congress, 88% claim to practice some form of Christianity. They are certainly better represented than any other religious group in america.
 
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News Comments > etc.
157. Re: etc. Jan 31, 2012, 23:15 Draugr
 
Prez wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 21:30:

And do I really need to point out how ridiculous it is mentioning that "all Americans did this to Muslims"? WTF???


I took care to make sure I didn't encompass all america in my description of some people, but I can clarify. No, it's not all Americans, if I gave that impression I do apologize, I never used the words 'all american's' I've said 'some american's' 'lots of american's' but never 'all american's.' I think it'd be silly not to agree that there is a portion of the population that acts in this fashion - and certainly not all of them, that'd be impossible.
Certainly not everyone is guilty of this. It was being used as an example about how people, I'll calrify and say SOME people, (particularly in america, since I can't comment on other nations) view these extremist elements of a religion as part of the religion, even if the majority of members would find their practices abhorrent, and certainly wouldn't condone them. Again, apologies if you feel like you were being pigeon-holed, I didn't mean to imply YOU were guilty of this, and I recognize not everyone is.

Most Muslims/Christians/Hindus/Pagans are like the rest of society. Mostly good people, with a couple bad apples (relatively speaking,) trying to ruin it for the rest of us, Generally speaking. People don't really let this get in the way of how they view the general groups, though there are certainly people who don't fit this description.

So what, because one group of people was wronged, we should make sure another gets wronged as well?

I wasn't advocating this, I was just explaining the reality of how it's viewed by people.

are you also prepared to say all gays are child predators like Sandusky, 'cos, ya know, he's gay?

No, in the same way that I'm not prepared to say that all heterosexuals are child molesters even though there has been been heterosexuals who have been guilty of such things.

Also, you're making a mistake in assuming that pedophilia with same gendered victims, and sexual orientation are inextricably linked, when in fact, that's not always the case.

what a fun read!

'Another problem related to terminology arises because sexual abuse of male children by adult men is often referred to as "homosexual molestation." The adjective "homosexual" (or "heterosexual" when a man abuses a female child) refers to the victim's gender in relation to that of the perpetrator. Unfortunately, people sometimes mistakenly interpret it as referring to the perpetrator's sexual orientation.'
 
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News Comments > Rovio Positive About Piracy
21. Re: Rovio Positive About Piracy Jan 31, 2012, 18:29 Draugr
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 16:44:
I guess you don't follow Steam news much. They have 48-hour weekend play-all-you-want events all the time. Wait for those and you have 48 hours to try out games you might want for free. No buyers remorse.

I love this about steam.
They should do it more, of course that's not necessarily up to them, heh.
 
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News Comments > etc.
145. Re: etc. Jan 31, 2012, 18:13 Draugr
 
Prez wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 12:57:
Remember, while many christian churches will tell you "Hate the sin, love the sinner", WBC and it's ilk are carrying around signs of "God Hates Fags", "God Hates Jews", "Got Hates Obama", "Thank God for Dead Soldiers", etc.

Right on cue, the the usual fall-back for Christian-bashers: Westboro Baptist Church. They are a fringe loon group of haters that no Christian would ever associate with, and to even categorize them as Christians is offensively ignorant. Saying that they or other loon groups like them are indicative of Christianity is exactly like saying that Jerry Sandusky and other gay child predators are indicative of all homosexuals. Utter nonsense.

When did it become fashionable to answer irrational intolerance and deliberate misrepresentation with more of the same? Everyone complains about it when Christians do it but that doesn't seem to stop them from doing the exact same thing back at them. It would seem to me it's far better to rise above such nonsense rather than lower oneself to that level by responding in kind.

Well, lots of Americans have been doing this very thing to Muslims for decades, so it's not surprising to see it happen with other religions. When 9/11 happened we(speaking for america) didn't say, 'Well, those weren't REAL Muslims,' we never made a distinction, we just call them extremist, but they are still Muslim.
Using this same reasoning, Organizations like the Westboro Baptist Church, the Hutaree, or people like Timothy McVeigh are just as truly christian as the people who committed attacks on 9/11 are truly Muslim. If we make the distinction for the likes of the Westboro Baptist Church, then we should stop considering Al-Qaeda a Muslim organization.
That doesn't stop some American's from painting all Muslims with the same brush though, and then getting upset when it happens to Christians. That it extends to other religions is only natural. I don't mean to imply you are one of the people guilty of this double standard, but this is a disconnect a lot of people tend to have.

These people do what they do in the name of their religion, which they get to decide, not others. I have no right to say you aren't Christian, just as I don't have the right to say you ARE christian; my input is irrelevant to your beliefs. The same reason some people blame Muslims for 9/11 is the same reason some people would still consider people like Timothy McVeigh Christian. It may be perverted to the point of you not considering them so (Just like there are Muslim who wouldn't consider members of Al-Qaeda to be Muslims,) but you can't stop them from acting in the name of their chosen god, and in turn tainting the 'brand.'
 
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News Comments > etc.
108. Re: etc. Jan 30, 2012, 02:46 Draugr
 
RailWizard wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 02:40:
What I have said stands on it's own merit.

I couldn't agree more.

And once again, you don't say HOW I conceded your points, just that I did, as if this somehow makes it true.
 
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106. Re: etc. Jan 30, 2012, 02:28 Draugr
 
RailWizard wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 01:50:
Draugr wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 01:24:
RailWizard wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 01:11:

Well since you asked so nicely, I shall answer. I have never, despite my humoring certain posts ITT, thought that gayness was a birth defect as a majority reason for why there are gay people. It is my opinion that most gay people are gay mostly because of life choices or conditions. This is why I dispise gay 'families' btw. This makes it no different than any other choice in life, and makes it no more inportant than any other choice in life. I have not yet seen any reason to suggest that being gay is somehow a desirable life choice, and as such I feel free to condemn it as I see fit. If you don't like that, well that's too bad for you.

To highlight a few studies that support that being gay has biological origins:

Birth order having older male siblings increases the odds that subsequent male children will be gay. This is thought to be due to maternal antibodies that feminize the brain.
Identical twins have a 50 to 70% chance of being gay. Side note some people argue this proves that being gay is not genetic. These people lack an advanced understanding of genetics and development. Being gay is not controlled by one simple gene. If it was, that mystery would have been solved.
There are correlations to being left handed.
Fruit flies can be made gay by changing a single gene. Note: Humans are not fruit flies.
Being gay occurs in many animals, most notably penguins in zoos that mate for life and will not convert to heterosexuality, no matter how many fabulous looking female penguins are presented.
Women with gay children have higher fertility rates.
If two brothers are gay, there is a higher rate of other family members being gay.
Pheromones straight women and gay men are attracted to a pheromone produced in the sweat of men. Gay women and straight men are attracted to a pheromone produced in the urine of women. This study was done using PET and MRI scans, looking at areas of the brain that reveal sexual arousal, not the opinions of the participants. It was also published in a very prestigious journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Yeah, Take a look at the issue of global warming. You can find all sorts of groups of so called scientists willing to say whatever-the-fuck will make their largest donators happy.

Really though, I don't get what your point is here however, you seem to be agreeing with what I said. i.e. Not genetic, but a choice. Could've, should've, would've. Why do we give a fuck again? They are not born that way in any of those cases, it's merely a "likelihood", so wtf?

I don't get how you take my post of, 'studies that support that being gay has biological origins' as supporting your opinion that it is a choice. None of what I listed would indicate that choice has anything to do with it. If you read the list and think it supports the argument that being gay is a choice then you need to get some reading comprehension skills. Being Homosexual is as much of a choice as was your decision to be heterosexual, which is to say, you didn't have to decide at all, you just were heterosexual, unless you're secretly attracted to men and you have chosen to pretend your not, pretending is totally optional. I also think its a little silly to think that if homosexuality was a choice that someone would choose a lifestyle that could potentially end up getting them physically harmed, killed, ostracized from community, etc.

I get that you are mad. You are now making posts based on nothing but your emotions, that's ok.

Results from studies and responding to questions asked = angry emotions?

You say I have ignored your comments
I read the first paragraph of what you said, that was enough.

Exhibit A.

well how about you respond to mine?

I have, multiple times on multiple points, you just choose to ignore it because you either don't want to take the time for whatever reason(I read the first paragraph of what you said, that was enough.), or you're just a bad troll. Either way, if you're not willing to read or comprehend my posts before responding to them, then I guess there really isn't a need to follow up on your comments, is there?

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102. Re: etc. Jan 30, 2012, 01:24 Draugr
 
RailWizard wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 01:11:

Well since you asked so nicely, I shall answer. I have never, despite my humoring certain posts ITT, thought that gayness was a birth defect as a majority reason for why there are gay people. It is my opinion that most gay people are gay mostly because of life choices or conditions. This is why I dispise gay 'families' btw. This makes it no different than any other choice in life, and makes it no more inportant than any other choice in life. I have not yet seen any reason to suggest that being gay is somehow a desirable life choice, and as such I feel free to condemn it as I see fit. If you don't like that, well that's too bad for you.

To highlight a few studies that support that being gay has biological origins:

Birth order having older male siblings increases the odds that subsequent male children will be gay. This is thought to be due to maternal antibodies that feminize the brain.
Identical twins have a 50 to 70% chance of being gay. Side note some people argue this proves that being gay is not genetic. These people lack an advanced understanding of genetics and development. Being gay is not controlled by one simple gene. If it was, that mystery would have been solved.
There are correlations to being left handed.
Fruit flies can be made gay by changing a single gene. Note: Humans are not fruit flies.
Being gay occurs in many animals, most notably penguins in zoos that mate for life and will not convert to heterosexuality, no matter how many fabulous looking female penguins are presented.
Women with gay children have higher fertility rates.
If two brothers are gay, there is a higher rate of other family members being gay.
Pheromones straight women and gay men are attracted to a pheromone produced in the sweat of men. Gay women and straight men are attracted to a pheromone produced in the urine of women. This study was done using PET and MRI scans, looking at areas of the brain that reveal sexual arousal, not the opinions of the participants. It was also published in a very prestigious journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 
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101. Re: etc. Jan 30, 2012, 01:15 Draugr
 
RailWizard wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 00:53:
I read the first paragraph of what you said, that was enough. I did not bring race into this, someone else did. Now go cry in your pillow like you do every night.

And once again, You can't respond with anything of value, just more insults.

"Hey, what about White People Appreciation Month!?
Ok then, explain this genius."


That was a quote, from a post you made, this was explained for your benefit because you seemed to think this was difficult to explain. after it was explained to you, i suggested us not being off topic, but you needed to say that black people contribute nothing to society, on top of asking me the question that was just answered. I'd also say your inability to read my post shows us why you hold the views you do, and that they are immutable to change, even in overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Id also argue you read my post, but you can't do anything but respond in insults, so you acted accordingly. You may not have a religion, but you certainly share the tendencies.

I'll be interested to see Railwizard's further contributions to the forums, beyond this thread. Provided we see him around.

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