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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Feb 27, 2015, 12:33 Verno
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 12:28:
This thread makes me feel unsafe and has been reported to the FCC.

*TRIGGER WARNING* VIOLENT LANGUAGE: I don't agree with Anita Sarkeesian.

I seem to remember the various Anita-defenders around here asserting that she didn't want to change video games, just change the way people thought about the contents of them and how they made them. She didn't want to stop people from making the games they wanted to, just encourage people to make other kinds of games as well. Now she's demanding changes. Pretty soon, she'll be advocating forced changes. It's the inevitable progress of any argument with a "do-gooder." It quickly goes from "You should" to "You must..."

I don't expect any of them to own it and if they did it would be with a bunch of prevarication at how people just aren't parsing her correctly.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
131. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 12:13 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 12:06:
You are correct, sir. Yet the Dems are very much the less of two evils as evidenced once again by this action. Jesus, it's not rocket science. Well, for those on the right of the aisle it is.

No, they are really not the lesser of two evils, you really have no idea how corrupt Washington is if you believe that. Warring corporate interests have a lot more to do with this victory than anything else. Microsoft, Google and other companies helped buy and pay for this as much as "consumers" demanded it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Feb 27, 2015, 11:38 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 11:28:
Yep, media can certainly do that. It's also the best platform available for grifters like Anita to tap into sympathetic people and com them out of their money. You just have to love the comments from the perpetually offended SJWs. Christ what would these people do if they didn't have something to be upset over. Here's a perfect example from someone aptly named 'RantKid'

Are we implying that this isn't a change needed for males as well? Can we stop pretending that many of these issues solely victimize one group? Cultural distortions victimize everybody.

Take porn for instance. Sure, most porn blatantly objectifies women, but we have to remember that it's the viewers (namely, young men) who are going to come out of it with poor judgment and distorted values. The sooner we stop marginalizing groups of people, the more honest the discussion can be. "Discussions" like these are not honest nor productive. It's finger-pointing.

Rolleyes

Yes, because anything that doesn't portray anyone in a positive light must obviously be a distortion. Why the fuck are these assholes even playing games, or at least games targeted to white males to begin with? I don't watch soap operas, do you hear me bitching about they exclude men as a target audience? And women in porn are victims? They control the fucking industry! And at the end of the day it's fantasy. It's all just pretend. Only really stupid people don't grasp that simple fact. It's the reason we don't go around dropping anvils on people after watching Bugs Bunny cartoons. If you can't differentiate fantasy versus reality then the medium and its content aren't the problem.

And lastly, who the fuck is she to dictate terms? If this is so viable and there's such a market for it then shut up and prove it. Go make these social-justice games and see how well they do. Stop whining about it and prove it. These are the worst sorts of assholes. As much as they go on about equality and freedom, and yada yada yada, they're the ones engaging in discrimination, censorship, etc. They're the biggest fucking hypocrites there are. Freedom doesn't mean being free from being offended. That's what a tolerant society is, you don't have to like it, but you do have to tolerate it.

Well said Cutter, could not agree more.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 11:00 Verno
 
Not sure how I feel about a Blade Runner sequel, I will have to rewatch it as its been awhile.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Feb 27, 2015, 09:35 Verno
 
I don't care what she wants, shes shown herself to be full of crap on several occasions and I don't think she has a clue about gaming or its influence on anyone. Gaming as a hobby is becoming very progressive all on its own, she and her weird little cult aren't going to make that process go any faster, all they do is cause problems.  
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
122. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 08:57 Verno
 
I have to laugh at all of the uninformed comments about republicans here. We don't all take our cues from Fox News folks, just like Dems don't all sit around lapping up CNNs bullshit. I vote republican quite often depending on the issues and I fully support net neutrality. Some corporations will try to make it a partisan issue but that's just a smoke screen for their goals. We're not fooled. A level playing field is just going to lead to more innovation and a better economy in the long run.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
12. Re: Game Reviews Feb 26, 2015, 16:09 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 15:28:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 15:15:
TF2 just has so much meaningful variety. I've been playing these classes since Half Life 1 was released in nineteen dickety two when we used to wear onions on our belts, as that was the style at the time.

I don't understand why they've been leaning so hard towards small team multiplayer games lately.

Easier to get 4-5 people you know together, vs. 24 people?

You've obviously never played Evolve Matches take forever, hell just getting the game started takes forever. It is an extremely annoying process. It is one of the slowest multiplayer experiences I've had in terms of trying to actually play vs time spent waiting/loading.

I think the small player counts in games today are more related to performance issues on consoles since they're often the lead platform.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
31. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 15:21 Verno
 
I just pulled up my budgeting app for shits and giggles. I pay on average $41 for PC games, $54 for console games. Those figures include a number of discounts and various indie games which skew things. Given the sheer amount of games I buy in a year (usually 10-20), it looks like console gaming is in fact more expensive even including an optional PC hardware upgrade during a life cycle.

It's pretty close once you factor initial buy-in and all that stuff so /shrug
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
28. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 15:09 Verno
 
Like I said you have better experience on the PC and much more options but I think if you sit down and crunch the numbers you'll be spending more on your pc.
Games do cost $10 more on the consoles, I don't want to get into the whole buying games on sale stuff because you can buy used games for the console or even new ones off craig's list or whatever, so in general if you add $10 to the pc game prices you get an average.

The problem is the hardware upgrades for the pc. If you look at a 7 years life span for a console you don't have to upgrade the hardware at all. Within 7 years I usually go through a few video cards to keep the PC Master Race status

I don't know, I think it evens out once you factor in paying $50 a year for PSN/XBL and the cost of peripherals. Also the potential cost of replacing broken consoles, not an insignificant factor last gen. You don't need to upgrade your PC either, most people just choose to. I coasted an 8800GTX for eons and the worst thing I had to do was drop a few detail toggles. At 1080p most people buying a midrange card now won't need to upgrade unless they actually want to do so.

I've always had at least one console and my gaming PCs, the costs usually even out in my experience.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 26, 2015, 14:23 Verno
 
In other words you're just gurgling stuff that has nothing to do with the article, ok thanks Rolleyes

How you remain unbanned is a fucking mystery for the ages.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 11:37 Verno
 
nin wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 09:49:
Man that would be cool. Wait. Hey! I actually liked Alien3. I guess I am alone on this planet in thinking it was a great film that put one of my favorite directors on the map.

I liked the unofficial Fincher cut, but even still, killing Hicks and Newt right off the bat (Newt being Ripley's driving focus for most of the second movie) was extremely low.


The Fincher cut had a better structure but was still very ponderous and weird. Alien 3 isn't an awful movie by any stretch of the imagination but it feels really out of place with the rest of the franchise.

I'm not sure if Fincher got his start from it or not but Seven and Fight Club were what made me a fan of his.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 10:44 Verno
 
nin wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 09:59:
It is odd that you see jabs (friendly or otherwise) towards consoles when I don't recall console folks shitting on the pc folks.

There just aren't a lot of console only people around here. Spend some time on other forums and you'll see console people shitting on the PC all the time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 10:28 Verno
 
Yet another Android based console incoming.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 25, 2015, 16:03 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 14:08:
Reddit bans nude images posted without consent.

So basically *all* nude images?

Clearly you haven't seen the girls gone wild subreddit yet hahaha.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
80. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 25, 2015, 14:13 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 14:10:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:59:
Sorry, but this game is probably going to be a goddamned disaster at launch and will probably be half-assed patched for a short bit and then abandoned.


Yep. I'm going to laugh when all the idiots who blindly preordered this get burned and start sputtering out excuses for why it's not so bad.

So wait a minute. If it's a good port are you going to come here and take your licks like a man?

I haven't preordered so I don't care either way but it seems only fair making a comment like that there should be some stakes.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection
3. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection Feb 25, 2015, 13:37 Verno
 
Woohoo, can't wait to get home from work now!  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: Hardware Reviews Feb 25, 2015, 13:11 Verno
 
I've always just used a modmic + my regular headphones. The gaming headsets always seem to have mediocre sound (to my ears anyway) and tend to break after a few years. The modmic guy needs to be better about keeping stuff in stock though, a few times I've referred people to him and he hasn't had anything available for weeks.  
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News Comments > DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing?
20. Re: DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing? Feb 25, 2015, 12:54 Verno
 
Dagnamit wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 12:42:
Does anyone know if the XBone could support hardware upgrades? Seems to me like with the API you could sell an upgraded Xbone or an upgrade kit with out changing out the primary SoC that's already being sold. Shift the costs of upgraded games to devs, who need to code the support into the game, who can then turn around and charge $80.00 for the HD version.

It can't support any real upgrades outside of storage. They would need a whole new hardware revision for a new SoC. Hardware upgrades on consoles defeats the whole purpose of a stable hardware platform anyway, no one has really done it with notable success.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Feb 25, 2015, 10:20 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 02:23:
As a gay guy I have to say the ones in Far Cry 3 were pretty impressive.

As a straight guy I find most breasts pretty impressive.
 
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News Comments > Cancelled Legacy of Kain Sequel Footage
11. Re: Cancelled Legacy of Kain Sequel Footage Feb 25, 2015, 10:19 Verno
 
Yeah I think they could do something with it for sure, I've always like vampire themed RPGs but it sounds like Square's bullshit expectations will keep this from seeing the light of day.  
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