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2. No subject Sep 12, 2014, 18:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
In other news, modern machines were spontaneously catching fire all over the world as unearthed ET cartridges which were auctioned off were used for the first time. AI specialists believe that the machines were committing suicide, in order to save themselves.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
15. No subject Sep 12, 2014, 17:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
mag wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 13:45:
It seems to be a pretty bi-partisan thing. Old People would be the demographic I'd pin the complacency on.
Uh seriously? "Old people" are the largest voting block, old of course is subjective but generally considered anyone over about 40 these days. You want complacency? Look at the youth(18-30) voting block, it's dipped as low as 10%
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Specs
34. No subject Sep 11, 2014, 18:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 12:20:
InBlack wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 07:12:
Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 00:42:
I dunno. I just built a new rig - finally after the last 3 years - and I have an ADATA SX900 128GB that's 550/R 520/W and it doesn't seem to be a whole lot faster than my 7200 500GB WD - which is now my D drive. From the way everyone talks I thought it'd be like a night and day difference but it isn't. I'd say it's marginally faster - but that could just as much have to do with my new RAM, Mobo, etc. I wouldn't say someone *has* to get one. Particularly given the cost and the much shorter life span on them.

Thats weird Cutter. I use my SSD for the system disk, and my boot time is like a few seconds tops. Also the one HUGE game I have on it (DCS: World) loads like 4-5 faster at least. Although the load times of DCS on a traditional HDD were attrocious to say the least. So maybe you havent really taxed it yet?

Not like I've actually timed it, I'm just saying it doesn't seem all that much faster.
Might want to look at your configuration then man. I'm using exactly the same SSD and went from an original 1st gen vertex drive. Looking at boot times I went from:
HDD WD 7200RPM: 43.7 seconds
Vertex: 11.3 seconds
SX900: 7.3 seconds

App launch times - heavy WoW
52.1 seconds
23.9 seconds
13.2 seconds

There was a substantial difference even between current gen and 1st gen. Anyway my sister bought the thing for me, so I guess it'll either be good or shit.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: Alien Domain Announced
15. No subject Sep 11, 2014, 18:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
FloorPie wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 14:15:
Uh wha? Web game? Sorry, this is satisfying all of my Trek needs at the moment:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/star-trek-armada-3

Tis a mod for Sins of a Solar Empire. Time to go kill the Borg at Wolf 359.
Yeah that's an excellent mod. Though I'd love to see another Bridge Commander game, or Klingon Academy game. I loved KA, the ginsu system was awesome--especially some of the later stuff.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Specs
21. No subject Sep 11, 2014, 07:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Just a fyi, and gamersgate customers will probably get a personal 20% off coupon today. That knocks the price down to $39.99  
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Specs
7. No subject Sep 10, 2014, 22:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 20:31:
Anyone taking the pre-order plunge? It's on for $40 at Get Games atm - as opposed to the normal $50 everywhere else.
I'm tempted, but considering the last two alien games I think I'll wait just to make sure there isn't a massive screw-over.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
143. No subject Sep 10, 2014, 18:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Creston wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 17:32:
What? As of May 2014 (first link I could find, I'm lazy), Microsoft's market value was $343.82 billion. Do you seriously think Valve has 350 BILLION dollars in cash lying around? Steam made 1.5 billion dollars in revenue last year. I know it makes them insane amounts of money, but we're still talking massive levels of difference here.
Market value is different from capital value. But considering the other pies that they've got their fingers in? They could easily have ~200B in cash value assets as it sits right now. Usually when a company is selling, the market value is halved or cut down to 1/3 of the actual value.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
133. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 17:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 17:22:
It is true, Valve would cost a great deal more than 2bn. I'd be curious to know how much. I don't see that one ever happening. Kind of moot.
Wish I could find the statement, but it was more along the lines of he could buy either EA or MS with the current capital that valve has. Where as MS or EA would require asset offloading plus stock trades to make it happen, and as many people know--cash is still king. So are physical assets with purchases.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
125. No subject Sep 10, 2014, 17:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 09:30:
Wouldn't MS be better off trying to buy Valve, acquiring Steam makes much more sense than Minecraft.
Actually, if Newell's comments on that previously are anything to go by, Valve has a larger liquid capital amount than MS. The difference between the two is private vs public in terms of trading.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
46. No subject Sep 10, 2014, 01:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 01:17:
When a random stranger is yelling insults in the street, I always go up and yell insults back at him, louder. That'll teach him!

I find it hilarious that your Mencken quote in your signature suggests you should probably take the high road(the harder path, of course) in such a situation.

Corrupt and/or subjective journalism is nothing new. Voicing prejudices about groups of people is nothing new. Both are terrible of course, but the answer really isn't more anger or vitriol.
So you're saying that "voices of the game journalism and gaming industry" are just strangers in the street yelling insults? Are you saying then that their so inherently unable to control their emotions that their only action is to lash out at people to make them feel better about themselves, or to try and shout down opponents because they don't want to hear what they have to say.

While you're correct that corrupt journalism is not new, there reaches a point when people simply have enough. A reporters job is to give information, not shove their point of view down your throat while screaming that "you're worse than terrorists that rape young girls and women, commit mass murders, and slaughter civilians."
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
44. No subject Sep 10, 2014, 00:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
sdgundamx wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 23:46:

So to echo your thoughts, yeah. Everyone needs to calm the f*** down and start talking to each other like rational human beings.
Lemmie know when the gaming media stops telling gamers they're misogynists, rapists, pedophiles, worse than isis, and I'll get back to you on that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. No subject Sep 10, 2014, 00:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Squirmer wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 23:11:
He says he wants open dialog without any accusations and namecalling and then says

"So, excuse me if I donít buy irrational feminists white and black ideas that men are inherently rapists and women are victims."

He's not making any accusations or namecalling, there is a swath of feminists who are doing exactly that. Hell I could walk onto any frosh here in Ontario this last weekend and seen it in full action. Extremist views like those don't deserve any recognition.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 12:53 Mashiki Amiketo
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 12:45:
Corrupt news media =/= corrupt video game reviews

News media has an obligation to accurately report content and provide context. The Fourth Estate is critical to functional democracy. Knowing whether The Sims 4 is good or not without playing it oneself? Not so much.
Really? So when both are corrupt, and no one cares on either issue. And they're telling you what you should believe--instead of giving you the information, and letting you make your own decision it's not a problem?

After all, that obligation in broadcast/print doesn't seem to exist anymore than it does in gaming journalism(I should edit in here as well, that the last study done on this showed that ~13% of people trusted them. The majority of that group was aged 50+). That functioning fourth estate, it's full of exactly the same types of people that are in gaming journalism and telling you "what you should believe." Especially that your "particular views, on game x,y,z" are misogynist, racist, and bigoted. The same way that in broadcast/print they're telling you that failing to follow their narrative you're a misogynist, racist and a bigot. The fourth estate died when journalists walked away from reporting news, and started creating news. Doesn't that sound familiar? In gaming we have the various individuals who walked away from editorials and reviews, and started creating click-bait, while telling you "you're a horrible person" because your views don't equal theirs.

I'll toss these in for the in-general reading/listening pleasure of people.
http://imgur.com/Tp3IRen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e78JRIHRjC0

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News Comments > Op Ed
31. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 12:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 11:28:
Dude.
Everyone gets angry when all gamers are painted by what one shithead does, yet you keep doing it about "SJWs?"

Verno and nin, and you guys applaud this. But, again, when one gamer sends death threats, it's all "oh, but it's just one guy, don't paint us in the same light!"
Doesn't that seem... weird?

This is why I thought Zoe Quinn's most recent "twitter leak" was pointless, because it was a small group of morons. But hey, let's keep telling ASeven how smart he is for finding other small groups of morons!
Gee, that "small group of sjw's" seems to be doing a really good job of taring themselves, take a look through #notyorushield what does one find? Oh that's right, enmass attack by the so-called people that claim they're "protecting minorities."

And of course quinn's most recent leak has of course been upstaged by her own stupidity when she decided to doxx some people. Gee, someone who was at one point the centre of this doxxing people...and is still running her own campaign doing exactly what she accused other people of...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 12:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
UHD wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 11:37:
We're talking about video games and people that write about video games and the people that play them. We can do that without assigning it world-shattering importance. It's called perspective.
Here's some perspective: People know that gaming journalism is corrupt, and badly corrupt. Many people used to believe that broadcast and print media was not corrupt, but now believe it is. People lashed out when that same corruption began to infect their hobby, these are the same people who didn't care about the corruption in the print/broadcast media.

A person who gains the experience to throw down one, and call for accountability will do the same again. This is called stepping stones, and if you believe that "corrupt broadcast and print media" isn't of world shattering importance, you're simply being naive.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 11:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 11:20:
No, but it means they use it so often for such trivial shit that it's become meaningless.
In that way, it perfectly fits "gamergate," which in the grand scheme, is extremely trivial, but matters to the people it matters to (duh.)
Oh well then, I guess someone should let the other press folks know this. Chop chop, and get on the job. After all, it was that 'non-gaming journalism' group that started it all. Then again, if you believe that collusion, fake dmca requests, 'gaming journalists' writing the same articles with nearly the same content, and a list of other sundry things as 'is extremely trivial' then that' fine. But for someone who finds it as such, you sure do comment on it--often, in fact so often that you appear to actually have an invested stake in it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 11:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
UHD wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 10:42:
No, it means "Watergate" was an actual scandal that had significant real-world consequences, whereas "Gamergate" is inconsequential and only has importance if you get mad when someone you don't know says something vague but negative about your preferred subculture.
So you mean that journalistic malfeasance that we've been seeing over the last two weeks doesn't have any real-world consequences? Would that be like journolist not being important as well, because already knew that reporters in the msm were colluding on stories.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 10:34 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 09:46:
I still laugh every time I see that word "Gamergate" as if its somehow anything 'like' Watergate. "One of these things is not like the other one."
So does that mean every time the MSM puts "gate" to the end of something like bridegate, or whatever else it is less of an issue?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. No subject Sep 9, 2014, 06:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CairnBassetHound wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 02:50:
Anyone taking bets when the SJWs get bored and tired themselves out with this?
Considering zoe just doxxed a bunch of people, along with the author of the article. I'm sure that something is going to happen.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2014, 22:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
William Usher wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 21:03:
And has Gamasutra made any plans to retract some of the slanderous things they've been printing lately or is that all in the name of the editorial?
Nope, they tripled down.

https://archive.today/donU1 - it's long so fair warning.
 
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