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Signed On Mar 27, 2008, 12:06
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2015, 09:49 InBlack
 
Oh wow. 1091 posts and counting.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
35. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2015, 04:15 InBlack
 
I have a slightly different story from Shihonage, as I come from a former Yugoslav republic.

We had it pretty good in Yugoslavia. Things went downhill once the country broke up and the nationalists (in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia) started to deal in AK47 gunpoint politics. Tito's experiment failed. Had he lived a little bit longer and chosen a proper successor, things might have been different. But Yugoslavia's own brand of socialism whereby it played both NATO and the Soviet bloc, worked pretty good for a while.

Unlike the Russians who have recovered a lot under Putin (at least economically, if not politically) the Balkan states are doing terribly poorly on their own (the war in the 90's didn't help) what happened with Greece is only the start. The unfortunate truth is that for the big EU countries to stay wealthy they need poorer members to provide an educated but cheap workforce.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
34. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2015, 03:56 InBlack
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:49:
I lived in Europe for three years, courtesy of Uncle Sam--in the Mediterranean areas of Greece & Italy, mainly. I enjoyed the vacation, the people were great and I had a lot good times, but when I got back to the states I kissed the ground, I was so happy to be back...;) It's for certain that anyone who thinks they'd rather live somewhere else has no clue at all--there are so many things we as Americans take for granted that simply aren't available in many other Western countries. For instance, in Greece it took me 12 months to get a telephone number and phone through the state-run telephone company, the *only* telephone company--horribly inefficient. Renting a house with central A/C was impossible--I had to buy my own. In England, when you buy a car there are no lots full of cars to choose from and there are no demo drives, even--you pick your car from a catalog and order it, sight unseen. 6 weeks to 6 months is the average wait to drive it off the lot. Oh, and did I mention that people pay VAT taxes *on top* of income taxes...? These are just a few of the differences I noted during my stay in the late '80's.

In Russia, the economics are even worse, not to mention that Putin has Snowden in his pocket (which is why Snowden never releases any negative info on the Russian Federation--only America has free-speech law to protect people against government retaliation for what they say.) It isn't surprising at all that Snowden wants to come home--even to face a trial--and he would not be the first to burn his bridges and then regret it.

But from the time Snowden committed felonies by lying to the government about his background in order to gain employment with an NSA subcontractor....(the least of the felonies he has committed since)...Snowden has made his own bed. Sure, he doesn't really want to sleep in it, but he should have thought about that long ago...

This is the most ignorant, arrogant, patronizing and completely cherry picked bullshit comment I have read from you yet Walt. Europe has changed a lot from the 80's, but go ahead believing in your own fucking ubermensch superiority and please. Don't visit for a 'three year' vacation anymore.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May
31. Re: NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May Mar 5, 2015, 03:46 InBlack
 
loomy wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 15:39:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 10:25:
The critical flaw with streaming is that there's lag. It makes inputs less responsive and means that you're too late to react to what's really happening in the game. Any game that requires actual player skill would suffer significantly. Also, to Stream really high quality graphics with no compression artifacts, you'd need an internet connection that I'm not sure exists or is affordable to us mortals.

really great creative writing but what does it have to do with this story

Shill off, mothershiller!
 
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News Comments > EA Closing Maxis?
22. Re: EA Closing Maxis? Mar 5, 2015, 03:16 InBlack
 
Yeah who cares about these fuckers. They basically stopped making proper games about 10 years ago. They focused on making money for EA, lots of it. For a while they did great, and now that EA has squezed them dry it's time to discard the shell of a once great and creative game studio, and bring in a new fresh one to turn into a money making machine.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Mar 5, 2015, 03:09 InBlack
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 21:51:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 21:41:
They might be able to buy the reviews but they can't buy the players to fill their game. It really is more like Brink than Titanfall.

The article calls it brilliant. Do you think he was paid?

Seems like most here that bought it love it. Where they paid?



Why are some so convinced every review is paid?

Im not saying that every review is paid, or even that this one is, but when someone calls a game "brilliant" and "boring" in the same paragraph then there is something seriously wrong with that reviewer/journalist/person.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2015, 03:01 InBlack
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 00:01:
robdot wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 23:33:
This is what it's like to talk to republicans in ohio......

BENHGAZI BENGHAZI BENGHAZI VACCINES BENHGAZI BENAGHAZI VACCINES CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HOAX BENGHAZI VACCINES BENHGAZI LATEST FOX NEWS CONSPIRACY THEORY BENHGAZI VACCINES BENHGAZI BENHGAZI

This latest email bullshit is all about BENHGAZI,,,they firmly believe Hillary was hiding emails about BENGHAZI.

These peoples willfull ignorance represent the single greatest danger to americans...

Right, because Benghazi was about a fucking video. It's idiots like you that vote for appearances and not substance. Keep it up, genius, it just reinforces how failed your agenda is to the other 70% of us.

Substance? Oh the irony....Christ Im dying here....
 
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News Comments > TITAN X GPU Unveiled
19. Re: TITAN X GPU Unveiled Mar 5, 2015, 02:55 InBlack
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 19:45:
AMD's next GPU should be called Attack on Titan.


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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
50. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 09:40 InBlack
 
I lost interest in HL when they went episodic. I got the Orange Box for TF2 (when it used to NOT be free) and for kicks installed episode 1 and 2 just to check them out. Lost interest about half way through...

Still HL1 and HL2 were very memorable, and I loved both games equally. Would have enjoyed a third game, this episodic shit just leads to fragmentation of story, feature creep etc.

One of the reasons the Squadron42 announcement had me spitting and fuming is of course related to all the episodic success stories which have come before it: the count currently stands at....zero.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Free on Origin
7. Re: Syndicate Free on Origin Mar 4, 2015, 06:59 InBlack
 
NKD wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 05:56:
Blahman wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 22:19:

Check out Satellite Reign: http://store.steampowered.com/app/268870/

Modern spiritual successor to Syndicate.

How have I never heard of this. They ran a Kickstarter in 2013? Missed out on backing this one. Fuck. Ah well, I can check it out now I guess.

Wow. Looks awesome. I abhore early access single player games though. Do they have a fleshed out campaign in place yet? (Or a release date?)
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
30. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 04:03 InBlack
 
It's too late for HL3. If or when it does come around it will end up just like Duke Nukem Forever. A game that rots in development hell for that long has very little chance of succeeding. I do have hope for Source 2 though, the original Source spawned some pretty great games, and is probably one of the best FPS engines ever designed.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2015, 11:57 InBlack
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 10:47:
InBlack wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 10:03:
I have to go on record and agree with the assesment that a sequel for Blade Runner is completely unecessary and more to the point would ruin the ambiguity of the original flick.

I don't remember any ambiguity and both Scott and Ford have said that there's nothing to it. Is there any reason to elevate this above any other non-canon fan theory like James Bond being a codename?

I haven't watched it recently, I should.

It's not about canon. It's about taking the original film at its face value, without taking Ford or Scott's flip flopping views as some kind of canon.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2015, 10:03 InBlack
 
I have to go on record and agree with the assesment that a sequel for Blade Runner is completely unecessary and more to the point would ruin the ambiguity of the original flick.

Ford is also a conundrum. He hated working with Scott & thought the movie would bomb (which in a way it initially did), why did he sign up for a sequel? Revenge?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2015, 03:32 InBlack
 
That Aliens story is pretty cool. I too remember watching Aliens as a kid and loving the shit out of that movie even though it scared me more than a little bit.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Announcement at E3?
43. Re: Fallout 4 Announcement at E3? Mar 3, 2015, 02:51 InBlack
 
You guys must be on drugs if you think they will be using anything other than the heavily modified piece of shit engine they've been using since Morrowind. These are the guys who already lied to their fans that they are using a completely new engine in Skyrim.

With that said that in and of itself is not a reason to skip this game. Let us also hope that Obsidian's New Vegas isn't a one off kind of thing.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5 Will Add Party Storage; Mouselook
11. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5 Will Add Party Storage; Mouselook Mar 3, 2015, 02:42 InBlack
 
Mouselook! Good work. It's only 2015!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
114. Re: Op Ed Mar 2, 2015, 04:24 InBlack
 
Fighting for social justice is great. Im all for it. However fighting to limit and censor free speech and expression NO MATTER THE REASON is wrong.

If you want to spew hate speech in your game/book/movie/art go right ahead. Why would I want to censor you, when I can simply laugh at you and call you a dumb fucking bigot after youve had your say.

This is what Im saying, Sarkesian is only part of it. I have nothing against her spreading her message but I don't have to like being told how and what to think. No one does.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
112. Re: Op Ed Mar 2, 2015, 02:54 InBlack
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 07:49:
NKD wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 03:39:
beremot wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 01:10:
The tide of history, is not on your side.

The "tide of history" is going to do what, exactly? Remove all tropes from video games? Remove developers right to create whatever the fuck they want even if it offends some people? Because that's the "side" most of us here are on.

What is it you see the "tide of history" bringing us in terms of games?
Remember the change Ken Levine made to BioShock Infinite after a team member protested a religious element of the game? Was that a loss of creative freedom?

The whole point of criticism isn't to force developers to do things differently. It's to convince them to want to do better.

Remember when they took out pentagrams out of Diablo, and turned it into a kiddie game? Please tell me how a culture that promotes political correctness leads to a richer and better medium in gaming?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: speechless Mar 2, 2015, 02:35 InBlack
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 00:19:
I wasn't a Star Trek fan. Hated it, actually.

Do tell.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Feb 27, 2015, 09:31 InBlack
 
harlock wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 09:30:
but why video games and not movies or tv shows? that show the exact same thing?

thats my question.. wheres the answer for that

Also that 'more often' than not part. What's up with that? Is that a feeling she has? That games more often than not are a force for evil bigots and sexist mysgonysts? I guess the empirical evidence is overwhelming, Nerds are officialy at least as bad as or probably even worse sexists than Jocks!

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