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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin
10. Re: Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin Sep 17, 2014, 13:37 Jivaro
 
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 13:32:
Free games = awesome, and Bejeweled is ridiculously addicting.

Thank you, EA. This is much appreciated.

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General Discussion > NFL Week Two
8. No subject Sep 15, 2014, 00:31 Jivaro
 
what the fuck happened to the 49ers. Kaep with 4 turnovers? Wow.  
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
66. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 15, 2014, 00:23 Jivaro
 
If you are complaining or feeling betrayed about a company being sold to another company you are hopelessly idealistic and possibly delusional. When somebody says "I will give you 2 billion dollars for that" you say "yes". Every. Single. Time.

I would congratulate him if I knew him personally. It would be stupid to hold on to a company or any single game for sentimental reasons or because he felt obligated to his fans. It would be really stupid to do it with this kind of money at play.

It is only a game company and it's only a game. Life moves on and there will be plenty of both in the future. Getting offered this much money for something you created is a once in a lifetime opportunity and he did the sane thing by taking it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2014, 11:33 Jivaro
 
Once, when I was a kid, I was walking across a grassy field and stumbled across a snake that was just beginning to swallow a field mouse it had caught. I watched with interest for a short bit but I was in a hurry and when it became obvious it was going to take quite some time for this snake to get the thing past it's jaws I started to walk away.

I was about 40 feet away when I heard a thud and turned around to see a red-tail hawk flying off with the snake. Cycle of life....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2014, 19:29 Jivaro
 
Rumor mill is saying MS is close to buying Mojang for 2 billion.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2014, 11:43 Jivaro
 
Weird week. My fantasy team kicked ass, my team picks sucked balls.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2014, 11:38 Jivaro
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 09:59:
"Destiny "really begins" at the level cap of 20," - Ah yes another our game starts at the end.

While your point is a good one generally speaking, I don't think this particular game is guilty of that particular development trend. What I mean is that getting to level 20 is probably better compared to going through a 20 level tutorial rather than going through the meat of the game. In beta I came away feeling like hitting 20, despite being the highest "level" you could achieve, was more akin to hitting 20 in WoW or Conan Online. About the time you hit 20 is about the time you really start to get your feet under you.

My opinion of course...and a biased one at that since I think Destiny is a great game overall. If I had the time to play it right now I would be buying it tomorrow.
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X in April
13. Re: Mortal Kombat X in April Sep 7, 2014, 07:13 Jivaro
 
All "new consoles" don't really exist until a Mortal Kombat designed specifically for them has arrived. True story.



 
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News Comments > Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced
3. Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced Sep 3, 2014, 23:23 Jivaro
 
Love these games...and always look forward to another one.  
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News Comments > City of Heroes Revival?
10. Re: City of Heroes Revival? Sep 2, 2014, 15:15 Jivaro
 
One of the reasons the folks who played City of Heroes want it back so bad is because everything "superhero" that came after it sucked balls. Champions Online? King ball sucker. DC Universe? Sucking balls on multiple platforms. Marvel Heroes? Will charge you to suck balls....one ball at a time.

Simply put, City of Heroes was a great game that we former players are desperate to play again because there isn't a City of Heroes 2.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Buys Twitch
30. Re: Amazon Buys Twitch Aug 26, 2014, 00:01 Jivaro
 
Frijoles wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 23:56:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 21:37:
What would you even do with almost a billion dollars?

Two chicks at the same time, man.

Sometimes, it really is the simple things in life that make us happy.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
7. Re: Saturday Consolidation Aug 23, 2014, 22:22 Jivaro
 
verybad1 wrote on Aug 23, 2014, 16:38:
Saw a few Destiny commercials and quite frankly it doesn't look all that great. Looks like it's just repetitive.

*meh* indeed. Don't care if it's PC or console, just care if it's a decent game. Some pretty pictures but the animation looks to anime just doesn't excite me.

Commercials? You base any kind of opinion off of commercials? Might as well vote based off of yard signs.

Watch some youtube gameplay videos from the beta. You might still think it looks rather meh. It isn't revolutionary or anything, it's just a very well made shooter with some nice online gameplay features. It borrows heavily from Borderlands and MMOs for some of those features.

I thought Destiny was great fun, which shocked me because I haven't ever enjoyed a shooter with a gamepad. Ever. loved the beta. Not pre-ordering and not buying at release because i don't have the time to actually play right now, but I will definitely be getting in on the fun eventually. I tried it with both the PS3 and the PS4. Fun on either, better on PS4.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2014, 16:42 Jivaro
 
I joined ESPN because I already got an account there and I like the system. If people decide to do something else that is cool, but I am going to wait to create an account with any of them until I have to.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Sniper Elite 3: Save Churchill Part 2: Belly of the Beast
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Sniper Elite 3: Save Churchill Part 2: Belly of the Beast Aug 21, 2014, 13:18 Jivaro
 
It is a problem anytime you need more than one colon.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 11:01 Jivaro
 
Blue, spraying ammonia or preferably a very dilute mixture of soap and water on the leaves in the evening will deter deer from snacking overnight and in the morning. Do it for a week or two and the deer will take your flowers and shrubbery off the buffet line. The soap+water mixture being sprayed on rather than simply leaving the bars out has the added bonus of deterring bugs like aphids and moth/butterfly caterpillars. On my parents old ranch we had to do this occasionally with our apple trees and rose bushes.

Ammonia is good for ridding yourself of raccoons that invade your trash cans as well. Spray it in and around the cans after every pickup and the smell will deter them until the next pickup. Obviously, if it rains you must reapply.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 10:55 Jivaro
 
I kinda see where the NFL is coming from on this one. At least from a business perspective. I would rather the NFL pick a show that has broad/classic appeal and pay a bit to make sure it goes off well rather than the latest teen pop-star with the largest record deal paying their way on stage...but I see the league's point. The audience for the Super Bowl is huge and any performers are going to gain much more from the performance than the NFL is going to gain from having that specific performer. Nobody says "I am going to watch the Super Bowl because "insert band here" is performing at halftime". (okay, nearly nobody) The only thing the performers change is whether or not people actually keep watching the TV for that 30 or so minutes.

In fact, perhaps it's the network carrying the game that should consider throwing some money up for the halftime show. I would imagine that expected viewership during halftime changes based on the popularity of the halftime performers. As such, the amount of money a network can can expect to charge for commercials would be affected as well no?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 18, 2014, 17:30 Jivaro
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 16:23:
Wait wait wait, what? Witcher 3 is going to be on consoles? WTF? Oh man, dreams ruined... oh what compromises will I have to suffer because the game had to be made to run on consoles...

Huh? Witcher 2 was on Xbox 360 and PC. Did it somehow feel compromised to you? I thought it was better than the first game in just about every way. (the pc version, I never played the console version)
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
24. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 1, 2014, 14:19 Jivaro
 
I know what you mean Beamer and I am saying that kind of generalization is ridiculous. Hell, I would bet most of us know 25+ year old's living at home. I am not sure their physical address has much to do with anything. I know one girl living at home at 27 because her father is disabled. I know one guy living at home at 28 because he lost his job. I don't know anyone living at home in their 20s because they simply like the basement...as the stereotype seems to be. On the flip side, I moved out of my parent's home at 17. Does that mean I could have been dating a 29 year old woman and it would be okay by your standards? Would we have had more to talk about somehow because I wasn't living at home? I don't think you really believe that.

I agree in principal that a 29 year old man with some level of self respect should be aiming for women with a similar level of life experience. I just don't think that can always (or even generally) be measured by age or physical address. I also think it gets really situational when you are talking about people in their late teens.

I don't think people should break the law though, regardless of whether I agree with it or not. I mean, I suppose they have to draw that arbitrary line somewhere for the purposes of the legal system. Sixteen, eighteen, whatever. It's still arbitrary and there will never be a time where everybody agrees with it or that it is practical for every single person or relationship. I have seen the pictures of this particular woman and if she was telling him she was 20 (which could be total bullshit, I admit) I have no doubt that he didn't feel at all inclined to check her ID. She easily passes for 20. They obviously have a lot in common as well, one look at both of their FB pages will tell you that.

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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
21. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 1, 2014, 13:11 Jivaro
 
My wife is 12 years older than me. We don't seem to have trouble finding conversation topics. We particularly enjoy the "why do people give a fuck about our age difference?" one. It can be quite hilarious.

I know, different stages of life...blah blah blah....but the idea that you can categorize interests and perspectives by some sort of arbitrary age grouping and than judge all people by it is ridiculous.
 
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