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Signed On Mar 27, 2008, 12:06
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News Comments > 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin
16. Re: 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin Aug 22, 2014, 05:17 InBlack
 
Its more of a personal statement than anything else. Yes Im aware that I can make an 'alt' account, but thats still one more account that adds credence to their business practices which I can't in good conscience support.

Please note that I don't consider EA to be 'evil' or anything as banal as that, I just dont like how they (although they are by no means alone in this) do business. Its not good for the industry, and at the end of the day its not good for gamers.

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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 03:21 InBlack
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 00:44:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 23:48:
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 22:14:
Redmask, do you really want to be bunched in with the idiots that use the "SJW" term?
Seriously man, that's how they define themselves.

I've only ever heard that term used by super conservative misogynist people like you.

There is nothing wrong with the term. Its actually quite a compliment, something that Mashiki or Mad Max can't seem to grasp. There is nothing wrong with fighting for social justice, whether on the left or on the right, as a matter of fact it's even something that the extreme right claims (as perverted as it sounds) as its own (See: National Socialism...)

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 22, 2014, 03:13 InBlack
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 16:16:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 15:53:
Now someone needs to invent an personal anti-drone defense system, something that maybe fires either a high powered laser or maybe microwaves and fries the electronics.

Defeated by aluminum foil for 50ct... also shooting lasers or microwaves at the sky anywhere near airplanes is a good way into Guantanamo

No need for fancy lazers. I think a scoped small calibre rifle could take out pretty much any civilian drone. Also thanks to the NRA they are completely legal in the US.

I seriously doubt that no one is going to come looking for you if you start shooting drones down though, lazers or not.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released
14. Re: Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released Aug 22, 2014, 03:10 InBlack
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 22:19:
...crafting still seems horrible, still forces people to be merchants/traders more than adventurers.


This is a good thing.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Gold Bonus
8. Re: Diablo III Gold Bonus Aug 22, 2014, 03:04 InBlack
 
Bind on Account, and the lack of any meaningful PvP or social interaction killed the game for me. Despite all the nice progress theyve made with itemization, crafting etc.  
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News Comments > 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin
14. Re: 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin Aug 22, 2014, 03:01 InBlack
 
I still refuse to install Origin, or pretty much anything EA related on my PC. Titanfall is actually an EA game I would like to check out, but without all the EA strings attached. I dont want to have anything to do with them ever again, I dont even want them to have my email. If that means missing out on a decent game every once in a few years, so be it.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released
3. Re: Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released Aug 21, 2014, 09:53 InBlack
 
Icewind wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 09:47:
You get your own player houses/camps, you get a ton of new crafting options, a dozen or so new questlines related to new NPCs and the usual skill tweaks.

No new legendary items? No new maps?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized
36. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized Aug 21, 2014, 09:51 InBlack
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 09:24:
InBlack wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 04:19:
Hey where are all the dudes who keep defending CR as the godfather of gaming and Star Citizen as the next best thing since sliced bread???

I kind of miss those shill people calling me a hater. Also love their adhominem attacks and their ability to ignore logic and argument when it suits their views.


Hey where are those dudes who keep attacking this game as if it were an ex girlfriend who cheated on them whenever there is a news story? Love their ability to repeat the same tired arguments and ignore actual development progress.

Oh right they're here.

Development progress? Oh you mean the new CGI trailer that they released. Yeah, great work that. Or do you mean the new stretch goals. Yeah those are all nice and dandy. Gotta have more stretch goals! More is Better right? Right???
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released
1. Re: Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released Aug 21, 2014, 09:38 InBlack
 
Allright. Been a while since i played PoE, anyone checked this out yet? Does it bring aynthing significant to the table?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Aug 21, 2014, 06:58 InBlack
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 03:10:
Seriously, Cutter? You're the most cynical motherfucker around here, and you're gonna take the numbers they decide to polish up and feed you on their spiffy web site? I look at the real numbers, which they are required by law to file with the IRS every year in accordance with their status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization. They are meticulously itemized and are a matter of public record, and several watchdog sites will post them online for free (I use GuideStar.org). Not sure if you need to create an account to view this, but here's a direct link to their most recent Form 990 filing.

Long story short, they have no standards to adhere to in the reports you were looking at. They can move the numbers around and call them whatever they want. There's no hiding how much money they waste in the IRS reports... 65% of the money they took in during FY'12 did not go to the cause, which is finding a cure for ALS and/or helping out people who suffer from it. It was even worse the year before, at 77% wasted, and in that period the amount in salaries was larger than they paid out in grants! So when you give $100, only a fraction of it is actually helping anybody -- the rest is going into the pockets of these people who are making a living off of your kindness. They don't want a cure, because then they'd be out of the job.

I dont think there is a charity in the world today where most of the money goes to the cause. Its just the way the world works today. They are all non-profit organizations but they still need to have a staff of people competent enough to ensure that things get done, marketing, financing, distribution etc. Since we live in a capitalist society that values income above anything else, where NO ONE works for free, these organizations need to be run like businesses, and they need to pay their salaries, taxes, etc. Its cynical shit, but thats the world we live in.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Preorder Bonus
7. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Preorder Bonus Aug 21, 2014, 06:48 InBlack
 
I skipped the last civilization, but as a hardcore Sci-Fi fan as well as a fan of the original Alpha-Centauri Im most probably getting this is soon as its released and Ive read some word-of mouth reviews. I have little doubt that its going to be a fine game, but in today's day and age of, its better to be safe than sorry. So, no preorder for me.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized
30. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized Aug 21, 2014, 04:19 InBlack
 
Hey where are all the dudes who keep defending CR as the godfather of gaming and Star Citizen as the next best thing since sliced bread???

I kind of miss those shill people calling me a hater. Also love their adhominem attacks and their ability to ignore logic and argument when it suits their views.

 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
21. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 21, 2014, 04:05 InBlack
 
Paketep wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 17:52:
Borderlands 2 4-pack is more expensive per game than buying each one sepparately (5 vs 22.5).

Bravo, Randy. No wonder Aliens Colonial Marines turned out like that: you can't do even basic math.

Yes he can. He is just counting on his customer's stupidity.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 10:21 InBlack
 
Blue wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 10:08:
InBlack wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 10:03:
Lol...

Just a matter of curiousity, how do they get past your fence? Or am I right in guessing that the flowerbeds are right next to the fence?

This flowerbed is in the front yard, outside the fence. Wouldn't matter though... our fence is four feet tall, and as Batman noted, even small deer are capable of vaulting it from a standing start.

Boy do I feel stupid now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 20, 2014, 10:06 InBlack
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 10:04:
nin wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 09:59:
Xbox 360 500GB hard drive incoming.

Still selling them for twice as much (if not more), I see...


You can get around that....just ghost your drive onto a 500GB ssd (of a certain type) and you can plop it right in....

What sorcery is this!!?? How dare you question the Law of Redmond!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 10:03 InBlack
 
Lol...

Just a matter of curiousity, how do they get past your fence? Or am I right in guessing that the flowerbeds are right next to the fence?

Also that thermodynamics image is nerdilicious....
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline in February; Open Beta in January?
1. Re: Battlefield Hardline in February; Open Beta in January? Aug 20, 2014, 09:51 InBlack
 
According to wikipedia:
BF3 released in October 2011
BF4 released in October 2013
BF: Hardline...ETA...February 2015

Im detecting a pattern here....

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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2014, 09:39 InBlack
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 08:30:
InBlack wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 06:30:
Redmask wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 21:38:
There are many companies that either embargo or withhold review copies, it doesn't always mean the game is horrible. Of course in this case its EA so all bets are off.

Can you think of any other reason to withold review copies other then that the game is rather mediocre at best, or just plain broken at worst? And please dont say piracy...

There's a school of thought on the publishing side of the industry that demos and early review copies mean less sales. The logic behind it is something like you'll always be convincing at least one person not to buy it even while another is pleased.

I don't personally believe in it but this isn't a new practice, Ubisoft embargoes everything, Activision does and so forth. Sometimes they also don't bother sending out review copies.

Which is exactly the reason we keep coming back to. Developers are not confident in their product, the brand name and marketing campaigns cost hundreds of millions, (pre)orders are becoming the norm rather than the exception, and they dont really give two shits about what they put in the box, as long as its 'good enough' to sell to the sheeple.

I say fuck that. Like the guy said, if you preorder an EA game you only have yourself to blame.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha
12. Re: Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Aug 20, 2014, 07:35 InBlack
 
Sacrifex wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 06:35:
Except that the game is to be free. Not even free to play, just... free.

Really? Wow, news to me. How the fuck did I miss that? Well Im happily eating my words now
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2014, 06:30 InBlack
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 21:38:
There are many companies that either embargo or withhold review copies, it doesn't always mean the game is horrible. Of course in this case its EA so all bets are off.

Can you think of any other reason to withold review copies other then that the game is rather mediocre at best, or just plain broken at worst? And please dont say piracy...
 
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