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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans?
6. Re: Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans? Apr 7, 2014, 10:37 InBlack
 
I wouldnt buy one they did internally, no matter the quality, as a matter of principle. If all gamers thought about their hobby in this way we would have fewer games today but they would all be of an impressive standard instead of the dreck infested sludgepool with an ocasional gem every leap year or so.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 09:45 InBlack
 
Well Duh, on the first article. The political apathy of the citizens of the US on a whole range of issues is appaling. (To be fair its more or less the same in Europe, just on a smaller scale) I guess its another day of "Working as Intended" with regards to the system...  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans?
1. Re: Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans? Apr 7, 2014, 09:31 InBlack
 
On a tangental note here is my D3:ROS short review, I didnt know where else to post it and a thread about a comical ARPG game seemed like a good place as any, apologies for any derailment Ill keep any comparisons squarely in Borderlands teritory:

I think we can all agree that D3 was a poor sequel to D2. In all fairness it wasnt a bad game at all, it was a decent game and had it been named something else other than Diablo it wouldnt have gotten all the bad press it did.

Im not going to go in to a lot of detail but ROS is an improvement in every segment and yet its still not really there yet. In fact its a whole lot more similar to Borderlands (not so much in tone but more in gameplay) than Diablo. Its a fun action game which is all about getting the better piece of loot and killing the next boss. The stuff is all great and works as advertised.

So basically if you liked Borderlands, you will now love this game. Just dont expect the full Diablo experience. Its a cartoony take on the Diablo universe and with the changes to the game (Bind on accunt gear, no auction house etc) its basically a coop action fest just like Borderlands.

Actually this was the perfect thread for this short review after all

One other thing to consider, they ended the expansion on a cliffhanger and its very obvious that at least another expansion is coming. Im guessing/hoping its going to be PvP in some form or another because there isnt much point in getting better loot is there if you arent going to be able to use it in a meaningful way right??
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
9. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 7, 2014, 03:54 InBlack
 
LittleMe wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 18:26:
Timmeh wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 13:48:
if we are living is such a lefty, liberal, Marxist, communist, obamination... like so much of the conservative media puts forth...

Why are these giant corporations doing whatever they want with abandon?

It's called corporatism or corporate socialism. It's not free market. The two industries you cite, healthcare and telcom/cable industries are heavily reliant on their government partners. It's socialism for the corporations or as you put it, a corporate oligarchy. It's not free market nor is it capitalism.

Yes, there's a heavy element of both right and left wing socialism. The two need each other. The warfare+welfare state is here. More regulations will just bring more of it. You can't regulate socialism away. The corporate oligarchy need the regulations to stay in power. They write the regulations.


Except its not socialism. You are mixing up your terminology but then again that would be expected of someone who buys Icke's bullshit.

Socialsm != Corporate Socialism

An example of a Socialism, the former Republic of Yugoslavia

An example of Corporate Socialism. The closest one would be National Socialism, i.e. Nazi Germany.

See the difference??
 
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News Comments > Full Watch Dogs System Specs
34. Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 7, 2014, 03:07 InBlack
 
Im so glad I went full bore and bought 16 GB of high quality RAM the last time I did a CPU/MBO/RAM upgrade. With the prices at the time it was a no brainer.  
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News Comments > DOOM Beta FAQ
4. Re: DOOM Beta FAQ Apr 4, 2014, 10:55 InBlack
 
nin wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 10:44:
SELECT LANGUAGE

SELECT COUNTRY

SELECT AGE

Really getting into this whole nazi thing...shall I swear allegiance next?


SELECT SEXUAL PREFERENCE

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Launches
6. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Launches Apr 4, 2014, 10:54 InBlack
 
Somehow I doubt it KS, apparently there are classes with skill trees in the game. (Which if you know even a little bit about ES games seems very lame) If your class doesnt have the skill, then its a no.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
59. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:49 InBlack
 
Mad Max: NO NO you are all wrong and Im right, I win and its my last word Im going to log off now so I cant read your puny replies! Ha!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2014, 10:42 InBlack
 
In other news Johnny Depp has been seen wearing his fiancee's ring. Yes a girly diamond engagement ring. Why he would do that is a mystery as confounding as the start of the Big Bang.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
52. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 10:34 InBlack
 
Well this escalated rather quickly....  
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News Comments > DOOM Beta FAQ
1. Re: DOOM Beta FAQ Apr 4, 2014, 10:30 InBlack
 
Works only with physical copy pre-orders. And Steam. Maybe.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
39. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 07:27 InBlack
 
The point I was trying to make with my mental excercise is that tolerance is often a very relative position. It shouldnt be relative, it should be absolute. Today in the world we have a situation which exists in a certain state which shall be left nameless, where a whole nation of people is persecuted and yet the whole world turns mostly a blind eye because the people who are doing the persecuting play the 'tolerance' card. If even a whisper of dissent is heard suddenly fingers start pointing and terms like 'antisemitism' start getting thrown around.

The LGBT movement is on the way to acomplishing all of its goals. They have friends in high places and their word carries political weight. However the pendulum could swing far further than most reasonable people would assume is possible. At what point does the 'tolerance' card start getting played for other more sinister purposes?
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor in October
19. Re: Shadow of Mordor in October Apr 4, 2014, 06:39 InBlack
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 05:11:
InBlack wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 05:20:
No one is pretending anything, you cant ever take something like Tolkien, or Tolstoy or Homer and call it generic. Its wrong, you are wrong. Even your analogies are wrong. Coke was the original soda drink, it still holds that title even though it spawned countless copies and derivatives.

Now you're just arguing semantics. Coke was original, yes. But that's no longer the case. As you said, there are countless copies and derivatives. When somebody says "Coke," they may not even be referring to Coca-Cola specifically. They could be referring to Pepsi or any other brand. Any value that Coke's originality may have had is now gone. Similarly, any value that LotR's originality may have had is now gone. Compared to other fantasy settings, it doesn't feel unique or interesting anymore. At least, not to me. You may still enjoy it but you can't really argue that it's still unique or innovative in today's world.

Ok fair enough, so you dislike Tolkien and find his work boring. Thats not the same as calling it generic, because it ISNT. Also you are the one that is taking things out of their historical context. Would we even have 'GENERIC' fantasy if it werent for Tolkien?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
37. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 06:27 InBlack
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 05:59:
What does "compulsory contraception" even mean? Like, a chastity belt? You use words like "compulsory" when a more accurate term would seem to be "wildly unenforceable."

If there were a better way to enact something like this than forced abortions, China would be doing it.

You are being obtuse on purpose. There are chemical contraceptives which are fairly efficient and they have been in use since the 50s. A number of surgical reversible methods also exist. Also what China is doing is also something vastly different then what Im suggesting since their interest is in controlling population growth.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
35. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 05:16 InBlack
 
No not forced abortions. More along the lines of compulsory contraception, once someone earns their parent 'qualifications' they are allowed to reproduce. Or even simpler, do away with the contraception and make everyone go and take the test once they reach the legal age.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 4, 2014, 04:28 InBlack
 
Wow Task. You sound like someone who feels rather guilty about something that involves your work. I hope your work doesnt indirectly contribute to the suffering of your fellow man. I really do. Peace.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
33. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 4, 2014, 04:19 InBlack
 
I usually support liberal views in the true sense of the word. I think that discrimination based on race, gender or sexual orientation is wrong. I also believe in fundamental human rights, although that is something that is more of an ideal than something that is respected anywhere in the world. Most of the time its just liberal rhetorhic used to pull wool over our collective eyes while our so called 'rights' are being trampled on daily.

In today's day and age though I dont belive that everyone has the right to be a parent. I think most people (gay or straight) are incapable of being good parents, despite our inherent ability to produce offspring. I think that at least in the civilzed world people should be put through rigorous tests before they are allowed to reproduce. People who want to adopt already have to go through something similar, I believe that this should be expanded to everyone.

Do these beliefs make me a bigot?
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Launch Prep
30. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Launch Prep Apr 4, 2014, 03:43 InBlack
 
Bethesda has prostituted itself with this travesty. Thankfully they did not make it in-house and so when it inevetably fails and goes F2P 6 months down the road when people realise it's not Skyrim, or Morrowind, or even Daggerfall with an online component, but rather a reskined World of Warcraft, I hope they get back to what they do best. Make their ES games in house and keep them firmly in single-player fully MODDable territory.  
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News Comments > GameSpy Shutting Down Services
41. Re: GameSpy Shutting Down Services Apr 4, 2014, 03:38 InBlack
 
Creston wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 21:15:
Overon wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 19:24:
necrosis wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 19:18:
GameSpy. Its use not needed in a world where game companies want to control everything.

No user run dedicated servers. No toolkits for modding. Servers shut down a year after game launch. DRM. You name it.

Welcome to the future.
And all we have to blame is the gamers themselves who voted with their money and didn't care that it happened.

Amen.

Indeed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 3, 2014, 10:22 InBlack
 
When faced by an impossibly corrupt political system what exactly would you recommend Cutter? Not that I dont agree with you in this instance, vomiting as a sign of protest? Time to use that timeless cliche: Only in America...  
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