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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
60. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 12:47 Verno
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:47:
LOL !You guys are freaking killing me with these comments

Clearly the work of the game Flamethrower
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2014, 12:40 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 09:55:
Anyone ever have any legal dealings with a city over potholes? Hit a major one last night that blew out my new tire. So I have to take it into the shop today to get it replaced and have the alignment checked and such. Did a pile of research on it last night and am confident I can get them to pony up the dough, but I was just curious if anyone had any first hand experience with this.

I hit a pothole that blew out one of my tires last time I was in Canada (city called Burlington, fix your roads Canadians!). I got them to pay for the tire but it took some back and forth, probably complicated by my American citizenship. I installed the new one so there was no labor portion to worry about which might have been another hang up.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Free & Paid DLC
1. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Free & Paid DLC Dec 17, 2014, 09:13 Verno
 
The weapons/armor are outclassed soon after obtaining them, don't bother. Mounts are also a pointless addition to the game in their current implementation.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 16, 2014, 14:52 Verno
 
Go read Misspent Youth sometime and get back to me  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2014, 13:31 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 12:45:
garrywong wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 10:01:
And all the people I speak to up here keep telling me "Oh this can never happen in Canada" and "Oh but that's in the US, we are so different up here", etc etc. /shakes head. I think there's a problem here with the way the public sees their government in all of this.

Conservatives are the same everywhere. They live in a culture of constant paranoia where everyone not them is a boogeyman. Anyone with half a brain - non-conservatives - fully expects this sort of behavior from them to begin with. What really disturbs me is how the companies claim there's no need for such legislation to begin with because they're already designing their networks to spy on people. Is this thew model for privacy going forward? That is to say, none at all. Good timing then I suppose as I spend more and more time offline as I get older. I really need to immigrate to a country where these things aren't take for granted. Any suggestions?

Somewhere without internet.
 
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News Comments > Ciri Confirmed for The Witcher 3
6. Re: Ciri Confirmed for The Witcher 3 Dec 16, 2014, 11:36 Verno
 
Co-op adds all sorts of development complexity, I would rather they not do that and just focus on the core singleplayer experience that they're known for.  
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
59. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 09:27 Verno
 
It seems like a silly double standard to apply given the number of other reprehensible games on Steam.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 16, 2014, 09:25 Verno
 
You're wasting your time with LittleMe and Cutter, they have a number of crackpot theories about vaccination and government conspiracies. It's paranoid delusion and you won't reach them.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
40. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 16, 2014, 08:55 Verno
 
DA:I feels like the DA2 team trying to move back to DA:O without anyone from the DA:O team to hold their hand and show them the way. I don't mind a short game if the content is meaningful but this goes the other direction. A bunch of banal content designed to inflate game time with a very short story. The amount of superficial elements in the game is bordering on comical. Nearly every quest is resolved by fighting and the amount of quests without even text dialogue is kind of alarming. The story itself probably would've been better served by a 40 page choose your own adventure book. The ending is a big let down and really gut punches the build up they had going.

I liked the game because there aren't many RPGs on the market and your first time checking out the various zones was fun but I'm bouncing pretty hard off it trying to do a second run. It just feels superficial and without substance, just makes me want to replay DA:O instead.

I don't regret the money spent on it but after finishing the game and thinking about it I can't say I loved or even particularly liked it either. A few memorable moments in the story, a lot of annoyances from the AI/UI and not much else to take away. Also this game has the clunkiest CQC I've ever seen, so glad I played ranged.

That aside, I'm happy that they're moving in somewhat of the right direction instead of doubling down on DA2 bullshit.

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News Comments > Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App
29. Re: Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App Dec 15, 2014, 14:50 Verno
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 13:03:
Good luck with that one. C'mon Gabe hurry up with SteamOS. Pretty please? Or at least give us HL3 or something
Hopefully MS support will not run out on 7 for a while.
I really hate 8

I am really hoping SteamOS isn't another in a long line of dropped Valve projects because I barely use anything Windows specific anymore outside of games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 15, 2014, 14:42 Verno
 
There is more than enough ammo to use against government idiocy without going into the realm of fantasy about UFOs and 9/11 being a plot by the Bushes and whatever.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 15, 2014, 09:50 Verno
 
Too inconsistent with the offerings. Some months they did weird repeats and even skipped some platforms. Sony didn't do great this year either but Microsoft as usual half assed it.  
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News Comments > Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App
4. Re: Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App Dec 15, 2014, 09:48 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 09:42:
More useless bloat in their OS... as expected.

On this we are in full agreement.

Microsoft's treatment of PC gaming over the years is one of the biggest missed opportunities I've seen and its all the more glaring because its on their own turf.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
28. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 15, 2014, 09:10 Verno
 
I'm having a blast with Far Cry 4, it is a great follow up to FC3. The latest patch finally addresses the mouse issues which was my sole complaint. The amount of unscripted hilarity I've encountered is pretty crazy, I wish other Ubi games could have open worlds this zany.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 12, 2014, 14:32 Verno
 
I really don't want that sort of tech in the car. I actually prefer physical knobs and buttons, muscle memory makes adjustments rote. I find that sort of electronics usually has a lifespan of 5-7 years and it just encourages more proprietary bullshit so that you buy a new car more often.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 13:36 Verno
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 13:25:
And Ben Kuchera. And until recently, Chris "Shirtgate" Plante, though he just continues to write the same tripe over on The Verge, which is owned by the same company.

Haha wow that's a double whammy of shit. Fun fact, long time ago I played Counter-Strike on the Ars servers and Ben Kuchera (who went by Stasis 7) got banned for using a wallhack. He was also a monumental douche over there when he was a staff member.
 
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News Comments > Sullied Areal Returns as STALKER Apocalypse
11. Re: Sullied Areal Returns as STALKER Apocalypse Dec 12, 2014, 13:05 Verno
 
Hahaha wow with such favorable terms people would be crazy not to fund this masterpiece in the making!  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
84. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 12, 2014, 12:58 Verno
 
LOL at this Solas/Iron Bull tidbit, mild spoilers on his personal quest:

Iron Bull: So, you going to let me have it, Solas? Or do I get to wait and wonder.
Solas: What do you mean?
Iron Bull: We've got the alliance with my people. Given how much you love the Qun, I figured...
Solas: I might scold you? Berate you for your decisions?
Iron Bull: Hey. The Chargers died as heroes for the good of the mission.
Solas: I never said otherwise.
Solas: The truth is, Iron Bull, you are Qunari. I cannot be disappointed in your decisions.
Solas: As a mindless, soulless drone, you could never make any.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 12:53 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 12:40:
They're not drunk, they're just clickbaiting. It's all they do anymore, apparently. They're a giant troll website.

They employ Arthur Gies, nuff said.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 12, 2014, 12:37 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 11:20:
I don't even get what entices people to go to the cinema in the first place. Noisy people and people in front of me blocking half the screen isn't my idea of a good time that I pay money for...

Women like going out and doing things. Often its pointless things just to fill time but that's what women do. It is a very rare woman who is a home body that never wants to go anywhere and sit around playing games or watching movies. That's not a horrible thing either, I do enough of that shit on my own so getting out for a bite to eat with friends and seeing a flick is a nice break from routine.

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