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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 6, 2014, 17:37 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Star Wars: The Quest for Billions of Dollars!

Disclaimer: I will watch SW:Episode VII, as is required by law.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $60M
4. Re: Star Citizen at $60M Nov 6, 2014, 17:34 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hooray, more funding for Star Citizen! I wonder what their $200M stretch goals will be! /mild sarcasm, slightly shocked disbelief.


Disclaimer: I have contributed zero dollars to Star Citizen, but appreciate the continued updates on this socio/psychological experiment.
 
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News Comments > The Talos Principle Tech Demo
1. Re: The Talos Principle Tech Demo Nov 6, 2014, 17:31 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
The Stormlord is not pleased at their continual use of his name.  
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News Comments > The Witcher III Free DLC Plans
20. Re: The Witcher III Free DLC Plans Nov 6, 2014, 16:10 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Task wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 15:44:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 15:10:

You did watch the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer didn't you? When that shoe drops, it's in the form of two 30cm blades in her forearms that eviscerate you.


Jeebus, that's like Ghost In The Shell, The Game. Sign me up!

Given that it's a gorgeous female cyborg who has murdered some people while apparently(?) unknowing, I immediately thought of Neuromancer(William Gibson), and Molly Millions. Still, that trailer is/was amazing, and CD Projekt is a great RPG maker, it should be sweet.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Free DLC Plans
19. Re: The Witcher III Free DLC Plans Nov 6, 2014, 16:05 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
16!?! That's great and all, and I was going to buy Witcher 3 anyway, but now I have no incentive to buy it early... more like in a year and a half after when all these DLCs are finally released.

 
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston TM a Hoax
8. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston TM a Hoax Nov 5, 2014, 20:53 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
What a shame, imagine all the rausted cahrs that'd be piled up around havaahhrd yaaaarrhd.

 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Polish Plans
18. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Polish Plans Nov 5, 2014, 20:45 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Damn... got in late, missed the chance to make any Polish vs polish jokes!!! Arrrgh!
 
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News Comments > World of Speed Trailer
1. Re: World of Speed Trailer Nov 4, 2014, 21:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This looks pretty damned good, I'm not a huge racing sim fan but I could see getting some decent hours out of this.

Added to the Steam sale list of course.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
6. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Nov 4, 2014, 21:31 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, this appears as though it'll be well worth the 10-20 dollars I'll spend on it when it goes on sale eventually.

 
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News Comments > Sun Sets on Dawngate
6. Re: Sun Sets on Dawngate Nov 4, 2014, 21:21 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Seventyfive wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 19:42:
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 19:40:
MOBA's are on the decline. EA got in a bit late to the party.

"Riot Games earned $624 million from League of Legends last year, and that was only good enough for second place on the top-ten free-to-play earnings list. In 2014, however, it's shot to number one, and is poised to be the first to break $1 billion in microtransaction revenues." -PC Gamer

Dead eh?

624 Million!? Holy fucking SHIT. There is no hope for humanity.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Nov 4, 2014, 18:06 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Creston wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 13:46:
So SimCity 4 Deluxe with 60% off is 20 bucks? The fu...?

Well, it is deluxe...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2014, 16:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Prez wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 15:44:
I think any discussion is pointless as far as what America can do because we live in an environment in which virtually every Republican blames all of that on the Democrats, virtually every Democrat blames it on the Republicans, and every independent voter is some hipster contrarian who spends all day blogging about conspiracy theories and blames it on the illuminati. The idea that you can still work with people with whom you don't agree on every single thing to accomplish things for the common good is so foreign that if you suggest it people look at you like you have lobster crawling out of years. The system isn't broken; WE are broken.

No disagreement here, the us/them mentality and no willingness to reach a compromise are killing this country. Maybe when every state legalizes marijuana people can relax a little more, and be more open minded.

*EDIT* Whoops I should have combined posts, my bad, Blue.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2014, 16:56 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 15:31:

That's why your infrastructure is falling apart and you spend more on military than the rest of the planet combined.

This is America encapsulated in a single political cartoon.

You don't need to tell me, I've lived here for almost 40 years, and watched several states' worth of bridges fall apart. But hey we do have a ton of expensive fighter/bomber jets.

I am continually amazed when people get extremely angry over the concept of universal health care in this country. How dare we try to plan to pay for the medical care we have to give to our citizens anyway!(emergency rooms) I'd be depressed, if I didn't just shoot a guy with my tank's main gun as he tried to bail out of helicopter (BF4).
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 4, 2014, 14:54 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Smell the Black Glove. But you know, not over and over.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2014, 14:48 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Prez wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 14:40:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 14:33:

Well, except for Obamacare. Can only blame Obama for that. Assuming you don't like it, that is.

Didn't Romney institute basically the same thing in Massachusetts?

Not to open a huge can of worms, but I cannot resist. The rest of the developed world, and even much of the third world, has universal health care, cheaper internet, better education, you name it. Sometimes you have to take a deep breath and realize the US could learn some things from outside our (eventually heavily fortified) borders.

Democracy cannot co-exist with unbridled Capitalism, discuss.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2014, 14:44 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
In less depressing news, great article on XKCD. I wonder if education wouldn't be in a better state in this country if more teachers attempted to keep their students engaged occasionally with those type of ridiculous speculation 'What Ifs'.

Of course Munroe is a smart and talented guy, we'd have to pay teachers a hell of a lot more to get a large number of smart and talented teachers...
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
16. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2014, 14:34 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
NKD wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 12:26:
Go look at some of the online support organizations for victims of harassment and cyber-bullying. All of them that I could find recommend the following course of action: Document, don't engage, and report to authorities.

Well then, a web page says that, it must be the only option. *eyeroll*

Look, you clearly think ignoring is the way to go, that's fine. I'd like to see whatever proof you have that Wu didn't ignore these for months and just quietly reported them to the police or FBI. For the umpteenth time, you and I do not know all of the situation. Perhaps she already tried that, and nothing changed.

Don't call it a fact that ignoring repeated threats is the best response, just realize that in fact that is just your opinion. It's possibly a widely held opinion, but STILL just an opinion.

There are plenty of counter examples, especially offline, where trying to ignore an actual threat does NOT work. There are plenty of cases where people were threatened, online or otherwise, reported it to the authorities, and were STILL killed. Maybe, just maybe, sitting there quietly was a mistake for those victims?

It does indeed appear foolish for you to talk about an online bullying-support page and somehow equate it to this situation, where somebody has had their life threatened for months. I know I know, threats that happen online aren't real threats. *sarcastic eyeroll*

"I'm sorry to hear that people are threatening to rape and kill you, miss, but according to my vast array of cyber-bullying websites, it is a fact that you should just sit there and say and do nothing, and hope the over-worked and underpaid police get around to installing Windows 95 and helping you." -hyperbolic counter to your hyperbolic hot sauce example.

Devil's advocate: say Wu did exactly as you want, and just ignored these as much as possible, reported them to police/FBI, and went on with her life? How many months or years do you think she'd have to endure before these stop? Would they ever stop? Don't bother answering, you can only guess, I present this as something for you to ruminate over.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
14. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2014, 12:05 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Did either of the two of you read the rest of my post?

Suffice to say your opinions on how anyone should deal with threats are just that, opinions, not fact. You are now fully into victim-blaming at this point, by saying that her responses to harassment are triggering more harassment and death threats. Sure, anyone can assume that based on whatever minor trolling you experience online, but once you start getting months of death threats, maybe your anecdotal experience no longer applies?

Waving off every death threat she has received as just common "trolling" apparently no longer works for her, and apparently she feels threatened enough, or as I said, was advised to, take different actions.

Not everyone is built to just stand there and take months of death threats, and not do ANYTHING. Neither of you seem able to comprehend that, and that's depressing in and of itself.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2014, 06:59 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
NKD wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 02:11:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 22:13:
You need to check your calendar. Months of threats probably take a toll on anyone, or has it been years for Wu? I don't really know her backstory. Ignoring clearly hasn't worked, so she probably felt and/or was advised to try something else.

Ignoring it doesn't stop the threats in their tracks. Nothing will do that except for people forgetting about her. But the "alternatives" make the threats worse. You say ignoring hasn't worked, but she hasn't tried it. Since this whole thing started she's been talking about the threats constantly.

You should probably think about that, also please don't claim you know the workings of every law enforcement agency in the world. It's also common knowledge that she's getting repeatedly threatened, not exactly a huge leap in publicity there.

Which law enforcement agency do you know of that advises people to publicize threats they receive as a matter of policy?

I just haven't seen you recommend a better, more proven course of action than the one used by nearly every celebrity and public figure ever, most of whom have received death threats from obsessives and crazies. I guarantee you they get more threats than some indie game developer who barely registers on the public radar.

This is already a ridiculous discussion, but ok.

I am not in law enforcement. I am not a public figure. You and I can armchair quarterback all day long about what somebody SHOULD do, but simply put, you and I are not in her position. For all you know, law enforcement, her attorney, whatever, recommended she organize this reward, perhaps as part of a larger strategy. You literally have no clue as to what is really going on behind the scenes there.

I'd recommend not putting personal information out there in the first place on Twitter/Facebook/Whatever, but that's my personal stance. Clearly she and I already differ in opinion there. How is it impossible for you to understand that you and her disagree on this matter? As far as her getting less threats than some other larger celebrity, that would probably mean she has even LESS experience dealing with them, if anything. Even that is irrelevant though, as you have no data whatsoever to back your statements up. You have no factual proof of what a given person does or should do, celebrity or not, when threatened. Yes, actual threats, not just random trolls saying your mom is fat or whatever in game chat.

As far as ignoring all of the threats or hoping people forget about her, really? That is your plan? She should just stop doing what she is doing completely and vanish because she is threatened? Even if she stopped talking about it personally, it's in the news and even your Gamergate comrades put up a web page about her and the other two women being harassed, with their photos and everything. Something tells me it'd be near impossible for her to just 'lay low' for months or years and silently pray for these assholes to get bored and stop.
 
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News Comments > The Talos Principle Next Month
1. Re: The Talos Principle Next Month Nov 3, 2014, 22:31 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Talos!? Oh wait, this has nothing to do with BG2 or D&D.
 
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