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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2015, 12:13 Jivaro
 
Julio wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 10:32:
Amazon Prime sales are pretty weak.

Yeah, this really comes across as a "we have a bunch of stuff that is either old, our brand, or both and we need to sell it all before the holidays to make space in the warehouse" sale.

Very few sales that rival Black Friday and even fewer that draw my attention. I haven't bought anything and I was pretty sure that I would find at least one thing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 15, 2015, 11:35 Jivaro
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 10:58:
Is there a good link with an very abbreviated version of what happened or if one doesn't mind to state it briefly. I would like to have a bit of a clue, even though I highly doubt I'd care to do anything about whatever it is at all. I guess members just get to wrapped up in the-site. Somehow I can just go in, browse a bit that I want, get out and go about life. But somehow something sinister has happened (a mod treated unfairly?) that we should care about that will rock Reddit to its very core. Seems like unneeded drama, but I don't really get it sort of like that gamergate thing.

1) Reddit exists.
2) Reddit decides that they will try to go as "Free Speech" as possible by burying the darker stuff and keeping the lighter stuff front and center. The idea being that if it's not there it will be somewhere else so why bother censoring anything that isn't illegal.
3) CONTROVERSY!!!! strikes and the CEO that supports this process resigns. (re: fired)
4) Irony!!! The people who were loudest about getting her to leave were the people she was allowing to exist on Reddit by upholding the policy.
5) Reddit executive/guy/editor/whatever gloats, basically telling everyone what I just typed. Apparently some people believed she wanted to ban all these things when in reality she was the one who was keeping them from being banned. He (this reddit guy) originally believed in the idea of letting it all go but came to believe that they should start banning quite a bit of it. The CEO disagreed. She's gone, so the bannings will now happen.
6) Reddit executive that is gloating is a close friend to the former CEO. CONSPIRACY!!!! theories begin.


That's the short version. I am sure there are plenty of people here that have a longer version or I am missing something or whatever but in the end...a CEO was preventing the banning of things, the people that benefited the most from that were the loudest about getting her fired, and now that's she is gone Reddit is kicking those people out. (or says they are going to) All the while a particular person at Reddit that has been around for all of it does his version of mic drop. A bit childish, but I can see why he is amused.

Not being a Reddit regular I have to admit..it all sounds sort of amusing. From a distance.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2015, 12:50 Jivaro
 
That's amazing to think that was the last time the Raiders were any good.


Stabler was the QB during Madden's time. That was quite some time ago. Some great football happened back than, including a SB victory, but they had far more success in the mid-late 70s and 80s. The eighties in particular were very good to the Raiders, including their second and third Super Bowl victories in 1980 and 1983. They are tied for 4th most Super Bowl appearances overall, winning 3 of five total, the last being in 2002. All of that Gruden/Callahan stuff was part of a 3 year run as the AFC West champs and 2 years in a row at the AFC championship game.

Yes, the Raiders have sucked for just over a decade-ish but they spent 30 years riding pretty high with Stabler being the guy who was part of starting it all. That's why he is so revered in the Bay Area. When he was playing the AFL-NFL merger had just happened. Stabler (and the rest of the team) gave the AFL Raiders and Al Davis credibility. He was part of a Madden team that created the attitude and the reputation. He was a part of a new generation of flashy/throwing quarterbacks. Those early wins made it so Davis could go get other players and eventually the Hall of Fame coach Tom Flores that led them to the next two Super Bowl victories.

The Raiders didn't stop being good after Stabler, they continued to be great because of guys like him. They have sucked for 12 years because Al Davis succumbed to age and his silver spoon son has no fucking idea how to run a sports team.
 
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News Comments > The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut Announced
2. Re: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut Announced Jul 1, 2015, 18:56 Jivaro
 
Smart sales technique.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jun 30, 2015, 09:44 Jivaro
 
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows according to the game's wiki  
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Jun 26, 2015, 19:13 Jivaro
 
I had this big thing typed up but I realized it came down to two points.

1) Pre-ordering isn't the problem, devs and publishers making crappy games that would have been crappy even without pre-orders are one problem. Batman was a crappy port that would have been a crappy port if there hadn't been a single pre-order.

2) Customers that repeatedly pre-order and purchase games that have fucked them over in the past are problem number 2. Why in the fuck does anyone pre-order a Battlefield game anymore? I mean seriously. WTF.

Also, Creston's "article" is the best I have seen all day.
 
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News Comments > Bombshell Details & Trailer
22. Re: Bombshell Details & Trailer Jun 26, 2015, 18:08 Jivaro
 
Looks fun to me. I like casual ARPGs on occasion though. I enjoyed Van Helsing for example. Going to have to see a great deal more obviously...I can't decide whether to buy it or not based on that trailer alone.  
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News Comments > More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds
32. Re: More Arkham Knight Issues; GMG on Possible Refunds Jun 24, 2015, 22:24 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 22:11:
Retired wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 22:03:
Hoping my Batman PS4 and game don't have issues.....

(Just finished about the first 45 minutes) It looks beautiful, and runs at a steady 30. Watching the camera pan around the city during the opening reminded me of the first time we saw Rapture from the sub in bioshock. Your jaw just drops...

And the tank is actually fun, so far!


Yeah, second what Nin said. The PS4 version (which I have as well) seems to be just fine from a technical standpoint and great fun from a gameplay standpoint.
 
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News Comments > People Can Fly Returns
5. Re: People Can Fly Returns Jun 24, 2015, 17:13 Jivaro
 
If they wanted to do a new Painkiller or even a remake of sorts....you know, as a warmup or something.....I would have absolutely no problem with that.

Than again, I would have no problem with a Bulletstorm 2 either. I am fairly sure I am one of a handful of people on the planet that actually enjoyed that game. At least it seems that way.

(obviously I would welcome a new franchise as well)
 
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer
24. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer Jun 24, 2015, 13:06 Jivaro
 
Quinn wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 00:30:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 16:56:
Grand kids are here....so the one time I get a game ahead of release I won't be able to play it until almost a week later. Figures.

Haha, grumpy grandpa. Classic!

That is exactly what their grandma said.....lol....
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider E3 Video
12. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider E3 Video Jun 24, 2015, 12:18 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 08:50:
Xero wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 08:00:
Some of you guys complain too damn much.

That's putting it politely.


*snort*
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Kanai's Cube Revealed
10. Re: Diablo III Kanai's Cube Revealed Jun 24, 2015, 12:15 Jivaro
 
looking forward to some more content etc. I have had the itch to play but I think I will hold back and work on my backlog until there is something new to do.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Performance Update
24. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Performance Update Jun 24, 2015, 12:13 Jivaro
 
I am really glad that I got this on PS4. Holy ports Batman! The PC version certainly sounds like a mess.

I finally got to play it a bit last night and I am having a blast. As I said in another thread though, when it comes to this series I am such a fanboy that my enjoyment of this game was fairly predictable. Hopefully after my toddler grandchildren leave I can put in some more time. In the meantime...back to Lego Marvel Superheroes...which seems to be their favorite PS4 game.
 
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer
22. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer Jun 23, 2015, 16:56 Jivaro
 
Grand kids are here....so the one time I get a game ahead of release I won't be able to play it until almost a week later. Figures.
 
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer
14. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer Jun 22, 2015, 19:01 Jivaro
 
I won't be able to hit it up until later tonight and I am in the PST but I will post some thoughts after my first hour or so. I am fairly certain it will be an overly positive fanboytastic(tm) paragraph though. I have absolutely loved all of the other games and unlike many people here, I am really looking forward to the addition of the batmobile gameplay. Which is why I preordered it. It would have to suck in a way that the previews and PR trailers would not have been able to hide for me to be disappointed.  
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer
12. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer Jun 22, 2015, 17:30 Jivaro
 
Weird. My copy for PS4, from Amazon, just arrived....a day early. That never happens, I am the guy that usually gets my orders 2 days late.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2015, 16:29 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 16:03:
Blue wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 16:00:
but the site wasn't relaunched at the new location until October 9, 1996.

IMO, that's the winner.


Agreed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2015, 15:53 Jivaro
 
The date of registering the domain is a good idea...if that is something that can be located.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2015, 12:55 Jivaro
 
Blue (or some of you that are more Internet savvy than I am), isn't there an archive or something that you can access that would allow you to go all the way back to the first published page and examine the time stamp in the code? I know I am totally oversimplifying, but I am trying to describe something that in my head makes sense but since I am not really that familiar with the process it probably makes no sense.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2015, 12:50 Jivaro
 
CrimsonPaw wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 11:48:
How interesting, today also happens to be my 19th wedding anniversary. I didn't realize that Quake was released on my wedding day

Congrats!

 
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