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Signed On Nov 14, 2010, 09:18
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2013, 17:12 Asmo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 17:58:
Asmo wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 17:13:
Fuck football, SCOTCH!!! (sry, I'm Australian, in the race between booze and sport, booze wins

Srsly, if you buy one good bottle a year, throw money at Glenmorangie... =D

And if you must drink it cold, get scotch rocks (http://www.stonechilled.com/) ffs, a single malt that good should not be raped by ice cubes...

I don't know, for us laymen many expensive liquors taste so alike that spending money on a more expensive brand is futile. I worked at a bar for over a year, and I could not justify spending the type of money some of these distillers want for their product.

Had a friend whose rich aunt and uncle gave her a $200 bottle of wine for her college graduation. Her, her brother, brother's girlfriend, and I popped that bottle open, let it breath a bit, and then toasted. We all promptly spit it back out and ended up mixing this ridiculously priced wine with fruit juice to make it palatable.

Wine is like liquor, to me. I've done many wine tours, I've tasted many liquors. Some added expense usually nets you a better product, but it seems like once you go above a certain threshold you're just paying for the prestige and the taste doesn't get any better.

Case in point - My favorite tequila is Cabo. Just excellent, smooth, agave liquor. At around $40 - $50 a bottle, it seems to be the sweet spot for tequila. I've tried $100 a bottle Angel Bendito and thought it didn't taste as good.

Indeed. I picked up a 400 buck bottle of Chivas Royal Salute scotch for a mates 40th birthday and on drinking, it was good but not great (and seriously, for 400 you'd expect it to cure blindness or somesuch). And I still have a soft spot for Sam Couger bourbon even though I generally drink Makers Mark or Bookers (30 bucks vs 80+).

But Glenmorangie scotch is always a fine drink. A 'regular' bottle will run about 70-80 AUD and it is delightful, so at 150, this Elanta sounds like it might be worth investing in for a wee dram over the Christmas season...
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Matchmaking Workaround
46. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Matchmaking Workaround Nov 6, 2013, 16:53 Asmo
 
Creston wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 16:41:
Fantaz wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 16:26:
Sad how COD games always beat out Battlefield in terms of popularity...

I would imagine it's because of the solo vs team gameplay? You couldn't PAY me to play a team game with a bunch of unknowns on the internet, so I can see how a 'solo' MP experience (where you're by yourself against others) would be more drawing the bigger crowd.


Ah I don't have that big a problem with it (/takes blood pressure medication after an extended bout of World of Tanks on the SE Asia server), used to pub a lot in TF2 and mostly it was good fun...

re: Ghosts, I think at this point each game is just an escalating dare to see how bad they can make it while still topping their previous high water mark...

I imagine the next one will literally make you eat a piece of shit as part of the purchase agreement prior to playing...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2013, 17:13 Asmo
 
Fuck football, SCOTCH!!! (sry, I'm Australian, in the race between booze and sport, booze wins

Srsly, if you buy one good bottle a year, throw money at Glenmorangie... =D

And if you must drink it cold, get scotch rocks (http://www.stonechilled.com/) ffs, a single malt that good should not be raped by ice cubes...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
47. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 31, 2013, 19:34 Asmo
 
Ceribaen wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 10:36:
Seeing as how my PS3 does DLNA and music playing and such. I think I'll wait for these features to be re-enabled before buying.

Basically by removing them, I've seen quite a few people like me looking at their ps3 and deciding there's no reason to upgrade in the near future.

Bingo, my PS3 only get's used occasionally for games, but mostly for media serving. PS3 media server + PS3 + 1 gig wired network + bluetooth remote control = very easy, very reliable media server...

I'm not sure why people are so blasť about chopping out features which really create a rounded system which increases it's value. I already have 3 computers in the computer room(mine, wife, son), a server & a PS3, I don't want to add a media PC to the collection if I replace the 3 with a 4...
 
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News Comments > QVADRIGA Announced
4. Re: QVADRIGA Announced Oct 22, 2013, 23:30 Asmo
 
Lol, this is one hell of a niche title... =)  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 21, 2013, 23:40 Asmo
 
Never fails to amaze me how people fall for that shit...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2013, 17:51 Asmo
 
It's a bizarre feeling to have been a (mostly lurking) member of a community so long you actually remember when Hudson first arrived. Happy

Srsly Blue, we've seen a lot of personal news over the years and I think that's one of the things that keep me coming back, you actually respect your readers enough that you do share with us. Never feel like you can't.

With that in mind, all the best for Hudson. We'll all be here no matter what happens.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $21M; Video & Hangar Patch Released
53. Re: Star Citizen Hits $21M; Video & Hangar Patch Released Oct 15, 2013, 20:01 Asmo
 
SlimRam wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 23:39:
If you remember, the Falcon had probably minimal shields, didn't look like much, but was VERY FAST and quite maneuverable for her size (she could almost out fly tie fighters).....Also i'll have to make some hidden cargo areas....for hiding myself if I get boarded *Cue the Darth Vader theme* DUM DUM DI DUM DUM DI DUM DUM DI DUM

I don't want to go all super nerd on you but the Falcon had ridiculously good shielding along with Imperial cruiser class hull plating (ablative armour). In almost any game system which limits the ability for a player to pack tech on a ship, it would be considered WTFOP

I gotta say though, there is some sort of divine madness surrounding this project. The TOG (The Older Gamers, I'm a member) 'fleet' consists of 116 members, 260 ships including 4 fucking Idris corvettes (3x P and one of the limited M variants) and a Vanduul Scythe (also limited)...

We're looking at a combined 'investment' of 30+ grand so far (the Rear Admiral pack with the Idris P runs 5,000 USD...), and every new ship released get's quite a few purchases.

I've felt burnt before dropping a couple of hundred on a lifetime sub for The Secret World. There's no way in hell I would drop 5 fucking thousand on a virtual spaceship for a game I don't even know if I like yet..

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 7, 2013, 17:37 Asmo
 
It's weird, I've been using it for ages and literally never had a problem since moving to it (used to use the corporate version we had of McAfee which we were licensed for home for, but it was kludgy as hell).

Guess it's time to look for a new product..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2013, 19:09 Asmo
 
Erm, wasn't the video card replaced previously/recently and the issues persisted?

If so, I'd go with mobo.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 12, 2013, 18:54 Asmo
 
NKD wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 18:03:
Ragers are usually blaming their losses/shortcomings on other people, and as such aren't as likely to improve as someone goes "Welp, I fucked that up, I'll do something different next time."

It's a bit of a chicken/egg argument though.

People rage for a reason. From not getting your lane/jungle pick, or someone else choosing the champ you wanted to use, or from trying to play your best while the rest of the team feeds, or fucks around or w/e. Yeah, it can often be a person with crappy skills blaming the rest of the team, but I'd guess it's as often a good player completely demoralised and annoyed that they are being dragged down by poor players.

 
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News Comments > WoW Revenue Drops 54% - Analyst
38. Re: WoW Revenue Drops 54% - Analyst Sep 12, 2013, 18:41 Asmo
 
Bill Borre wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 12:48:
So the Pandas were a disappointment?

Disappointment infers high expectations...

 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
50. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 11, 2013, 17:52 Asmo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2013, 17:35:
Looks like there's considerable confusion over this that needs to be cleared up as to the nuts and bolts of how it all exactly works.

Indeed, although I'm somewhat optimistic that at some point, they'll enable access so the owner can be logged in playing one game, and the borrower can be logged in playing another. Maybe some sort of check out/in system rather than access to the entire library.

The biggest boon from this for me is that I can set up a PC for my son which he can screw with to his hearts desire (staying away from my pristine unfucked games PC), and he can play my considerable library when I'm not online. Previously, I would have had to let him use my computer or buy a second copy. Certainly a step in the right direction for the enabling of users to share their content, particularly games they've already played and uninstalled.
 
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News Comments > Space Engineers Announced
7. Re: Space Engineers Announced Sep 9, 2013, 18:08 Asmo
 
I contributed very early to Miner Wars (I love the whole Descent style gameplay) and they never even came vaguely close to fulfilling their promises on it. It's a half baked game and, imo, a cash grab. Fool me once and all that.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Sep 4, 2013, 00:09 Asmo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Sep 3, 2013, 23:06:
ARMAGARD! DICKWOLVES! RAGE!!

Seriously, it takes no effort at all to ignore something you don't like, but it takes a real effort to get all worked up over nothing. The comic was FUNNY. It was meant to illustrate how ridiculous these theme park quests are in MMOs. Instead a very loud vocal minority latched on to the word rape in the comic and ARMAGARD! DICKWOLVES! RAGE!!

Exactly.

The joke was that the "hero" ceased to care when he had finished his x of y quest. They could have said they were slapped to sleep with trouts. A glaring contrast was established by using a most heinous crime with the complete lack of care from the PC character.

I find myself dramatically unsympathetic when people get offended about a joke without understanding (or in most cases, even knowing) it... Or worse, purposefully ignoring the actual joke and trying to say that it's about rape when it's clearly not.

Good for page counts though...
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlights 100 Titles
10. Re: Steam Greenlights 100 Titles Aug 29, 2013, 01:27 Asmo
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 00:03:
Yeah, way too much crap. They need to get a lot more discriminating.

Nah, they just need a better search and browse system, including tabs.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic X Legacy Early Access
3. Re: Might & Magic X Legacy Early Access Aug 19, 2013, 21:36 Asmo
 
What? NO! I have too many fucking games already and still the awesome keeps coming... WHY?!?!?!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 15, 2013, 00:59 Asmo
 
I wish I could bottle "Don't fucking care what you think" and sell it, I'd be a trillionaire...

There are so many people who live or die because of the opinions of people, some of the time people they don't know and will never meet. That to me seems ludicrous...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2013, 20:12 Asmo
 
This is why the US min wage should change...

By keeping the wage low, employees are forced to seek state assistance which costs the taxpayer money. Walmart saves on staff costs and pockets the difference as profit. Meanwhile, the US continues to run an enormous deficit yearly which contributes to gross US debt which all taxpayers have to shoulder eventually...

The specious argument that raising min wage causes items to cost more ignores the fact that keeping people in virtual poverty costs the state more as well. It ignores that fact that as more people have more money to spend, they also spend more which promotes employment, investment, generates extra taxable revenue etc. Or that people on the poverty line may become homeless, and that low socio-economic groups are often the ones that resort to crime, both which have a heavy societal cost at the end of the day.

It might actually be close to a zero sum game to most regular customers (money lost with increased sticker prices is recouped by less reliance of low wage staff on welfare). Of course, they would have to open their eyes to greater issues other than "HOLY FUCKBALLS MY CHEESEBURGER IS 7c MORE EXPENSIVE /wrists!!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2013, 18:10 Asmo
 
nin wrote on Aug 14, 2013, 10:17:
You should Kickstart that. You'd potentially get money and get laid...but if you get enough backers, you might get something else (requiring penicillin or the like), too.


Humpstarter? Just try not to get too much crowd sauce on yourself...
 
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