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Nickname Tusker
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Signed On Nov 21, 2006, 11:16
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News Comments > Penny Arcade Episode 4 Next Month, Episode 3 Free Today
1. Re: Penny Arcade Episode 4 Free Next Month, Episode 3 Free Today May 20, 2013, 20:11 Tusker
 
I think that should read "Penny Arcade Episode 4 Next Month, Episode 3 Free Today."  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Apr 13, 2013, 21:53 Tusker
 
Stephen Riach spends most of his review rubbishing Bioshock Infinite (with poor grammar and spelling), then gives it 90%?

Mind you, he gushed over halo 4 and also gave it 90%.

...and he gave CoD: Black Ops 2 a 90%.

Might I humbly suggest that perhaps Game Over Online reviews aren't terribly valuable?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Oct 4, 2012, 00:19 Tusker
 
Well, I for one don't want bigger breasts. Mine are fine the way they are, thanks.

 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
14. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 4, 2012, 03:18 Tusker
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 4, 2012, 01:31:
So the solution is to make a spectacle of themselves?
It's a con. The participants will be no more making a "spectacle" of themselves than those who attend PAX.
I'm just trying to see the end game here, and right now, it's pretty fucking foggy. What exactly does full equality look like? Are the rich going to start partying with the poor? Sometimes you just have to live with what you have and try to be happy with it, or kill yourself.
Their stated goal is not full 'equality', but to "create a space where all gamers and queer geeks can come together in a welcoming and safe space."
I think the reality is they will never be fully accepted, and the sooner they learn to live with that, the better it will be for everyone.
I wonder how often that was said about Negroes, and women?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 3, 2012, 21:13 Tusker
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 18:34:
The funny thing is, no gamer I know gives a rat's ass what hole you prefer to poke, lick, suck or fondle. Insecure 14 year old boys on Xbox Live are the minority, not the majority.

Going out of your way to self-label and segregate seems to be attention whoring and just invites the problems one would ostensibly assume they'd like to avoid.
I would normally agree, but I have never played an Xbox game, and even among relatively mature gaming communities it's not uncommon to see 'fag' and 'gay' used pejoratively. If events like this can help reduce the use of these slurs I'm all for it.

Xbox Live is almost certainly beyond salvation though - the only solution is to kill it with fire.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 9, 2012, 04:37 Tusker
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 02:51:
Thanks for noticing and posting about it though
That comment wasn't directed at your, btw - I just can't stand brand-locked 'exclusives'. It's not like it requires Tegra hardware to run or anything.

As always, I'm loving your work! Allthumbsup
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 8, 2012, 20:26 Tusker
 
Tiny Bang Story - "EXCLUSIVELY FOR SONY DEVICES TILL AUGUST 5 2012"

Derp. Freak
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 05:32 Tusker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 05:00:
But I guess "How much data is being created per minute" would be the correct form then?
Yep. If it was a technical/scientific publication it would most likely be "How many data are being created per minute?" - they always tend to treat it as the plural of datum.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 23, 2012, 04:26 Tusker
 
Tanto Edge wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 01:34:
It's ESL day at Bluenews, eh?
If you want to go all Grammar Polizei, this is slightly more accurate than the original Domo headline, because it acknowledges that 'data' is plural. Admittedly, through common usage it's generally accepted as a collective noun now anyway, but I'm guessing Blue was trying to be accurate...

Stoopid language. Confused
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Deadbolt locks Jun 2, 2012, 05:30 Tusker
 
Orogogus wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 02:14:
The coffee and toothpaste bit was clearly a joke. Folgers Crystals used to have a commercial back in the 80s about how they would secretly replace someone's leading brand coffee with Folgers Crystals, let's see if he can tell the difference.
Ah, that makes sense. I'm Australian, so never heard of Folgers, let alone seen their commercials. Whenever I hear someone (usually American, but I'm trying not to generalise too much) complaining about being picked on by 'the Man' I try to apply Occam's Razor - 'the Man' has much better things to do than try to oppress your freedom to build potato guns and pipe bombs in your basement, and better things to spend taxpayers' money on than constantly monitoring ordinary citizens who think their philosophies are so radical they pose a threat to the government (SPOILER: They're not.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Deadbolt locks Jun 1, 2012, 22:20 Tusker
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 20:56:
Yeah, I'm going to take my security advice from a guy who thinks someone is replacing his coffee and toothpaste to make him insane. Totally invalidates the rest of his article, as I don't accept guidance from psychotics.

Exactly what I thought - the poster is suffering from paranoid delusions; home security is the least of his worries. I love the fact that conspiracy theorists think they are so important that the government will spend so much time and money to keep them quiet or "intimidate" them.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Mar 12, 2012, 17:34 Tusker
 
I was very disappointed when I clicked on the link - I was expecting to read about a game where the object is to construct sea-going vessels out of ground beef...  
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. Jan 29, 2012, 01:34 Tusker
 
RailWizard wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 23:18:
Cutter wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 23:12:
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 21:54:
I am disappointed that a horrible birth defect like homosexuality can be allowed into this game. No matter, this disease that affects the reproductive system will someday be eradicated by gene therapy.

Well, you're either trolling or an idiot. Either way you're pathetic.

Well they do harp on about how they are 'born that way', and if that is so, then it is indeed a defect. Logic wins this argument every time. You mad?
People with blue eyes are born that way, too - brown eyes are more common, and the dominant gene. Does that mean blue-eyed people have a 'birth defect'? What's the difference? Your 'logic' fails the most basic test.

RailWizard wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 22:41:
There is only ONE group that has a problem. The one that wants special privilege and to segregate itself from all others.

If this is what the gay community wants, to have "gay only" groups in games, then they should have NO PROBLEM with "straight only" groups, right?
Is this apropos of anything in particular? The story linked to mentions same-sex relationships being an option, nothing about "gay only" groups. The only guilds/clans I've ever heard of before have been perfectly happy to accept LBGT-friendly hetero players, they don't insist on "gays only".

This comment was edited on Jan 29, 2012, 01:40.
 
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News Comments > PETA Germany Raps BF3
23. Re: PETA Germany Raps BF3 Nov 7, 2011, 17:47 Tusker
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ijLulwUTY

That is all.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 19, 2011, 19:13 Tusker
 
Maybe I'm being a little picky, but the "Android USB Tethering Shared Internet Access" article isn't a review at all - it's a five-line description of how to tether an Android phone (and a bunch of ads).  
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News Comments > Mojang Wins Scrolls Injunction
22. Re: Mojang Wins Scrolls Injunction Oct 19, 2011, 18:20 Tusker
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2011, 11:19:
1) Microsoft has trademarked "Windows"
2) It isn't "Vista," it's "Windows Vista"

My apologies - my memory of the Lindows case was hazy. I know MS were worried that they [mighti lose their trademark if they pushed too hard, which is why they focussed so much on the "Vista" in their marketing, and not so much on the "Windows".

3) Tim Langdell did sue EA. He sued everyone. He typically wasn't successful, but he could bully enough to get settlements

Oops - I meant "successfully sue".
 
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News Comments > Mojang Wins Scrolls Injunction
17. Re: Mojang Wins Scrolls Injunction Oct 18, 2011, 21:11 Tusker
 
dumpy wrote on Oct 18, 2011, 20:43:
In the instance of Mojang, Bethesda are paranoid that the use of 'Scrolls' will have legal ramifications on their use of the same word in their licensing.

This is ridiculous, though - Mojang can't stop anyone using "Scrolls", because it's a commonly used term - just like Microsoft couldn't trademark "Windows" (which is why they changed it to "Vista"), and Tim Langdell couldn't sue EA for calling their game "Mirror's Edge".

There seems to be pretty well established precedent on this, but Bethesda are pursuing Mojang anyway - seems kinda douchey.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Bad Company 2 Patch Nears
11. Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Patch Nears Sep 17, 2011, 19:53 Tusker
 
No mention of a fix for the zoom bug which still torments me...

Bigcry
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Aug 16, 2011, 21:20 Tusker
 
It's great to see Good Game getting some international coverage! For those not aware, it's produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (no relation to the American ABC), a government-funded media company similar to the BBC in the UK or CBC in Canada.

They also started producing a kids' version of the show called Good Game: Spawn Point last year.

The nice thing is that because we don't fund the ABC with licence fees (like the BBC) we can share it with the world! Allthumbsup
 
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News Comments > Dead Cyborg Episode 1 Released
4. Re: Dead Cyborg Episode 1 Released Jul 25, 2011, 22:04 Tusker
 
Oops! Google Chrome could not find www.deadcyborg.com

It's been Blued!!!
 
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