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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
64. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 13:02 descender
 
There is a difference between "faking it" completely and trying to get a call by rolling around like a baby. The latter happens ALL the time. I would wager that well over 75% of the time a player goes to the ground in soccer, they are embellishing it to get a call. They may actually be a tiny, tiny bit hurt, but they act like they just got shot by a pile of baseball bats. Every time there is a slightest bit of contact, odds are one of the 2 players are going to the ground. Better yet when the OTHER player also goes to the ground to try to make it look like "oh I got hurt too, please don't blow the whistle".

In no other sport is simply "stepping on another players foot" made to look so painful and catastrophic. My favorite part is when they don't even know which body part to grab that they are pretending they hurt.

What do you think that spray is that they bring out, magic? Oh look guys, they put some cold spray and i'm totally fine now! I suppose that's better than the "magic sponge" which was a real thing in soccer. Spray spray spray and they get up and go run around for another hour like nothing happened.

If you don't think this goes on, you simply don't pay attention or have buried your head in the sand.

Sure, SOME injuries are legitimate, and it's usually pretty obvious which ones thanks to HD replays. It's completely embarrassing for the sport to have their players trying to game the ref for favorable calls all the time.

It's such an obvious problem for the sport that they had to change the rules and start giving out cards for flopping. I only wish it was enforced more often, because 3 or 4 of those cards could be given out every single game. This needs to happen before the culture of the sport will change Until then, "drawing a foul" is definitely a skill in this sport.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2014, 20:55 descender
 
That test claims "sottery" isn't a word. It is. I win!  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 PC Graphics Gimped
15. Re: Far Cry 4 PC Graphics Gimped Jun 20, 2014, 11:07 descender
 
But I find it hard to sell as a superior experience

A 4 year old HTPC can outshine your favorite console "from the couch" by a long shot.

PC-only games are for the most part uglier, buggier and less ambitious than most iterations of Ubisoft Game(TM)

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News Comments > Far Cry 4 PC Graphics Gimped
13. Re: Far Cry 4 PC Graphics Gimped Jun 20, 2014, 10:59 descender
 
So they are basically going to re-release FC3 with the "High" settings instead of "Medium"? Ucrazy

720p is either a lot fuzzier than I remember, or there is some pixel doubling going on here (lower render setting, whatever... like planetside2 has). It's not AA...
 
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News Comments > PC Dead Rising 3 Date; 30-FPS Follow-up
18. Re: PC Dead Rising 3 Date; 30-FPS Follow-up Jun 20, 2014, 10:51 descender
 
What's needed to play it at 60? A Titan super-computer?

An optimized game-engine and competent programmers?

 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Love & War Patch Released
6. Re: Team Fortress 2 Love & War Patch Released Jun 19, 2014, 22:52 descender
 
There is nothing really unbalanced about it, just because there are more weapon choices doesn't imply chaos. There are ways to counter every strategy, but it relies on the players to bring that balance to the game.  
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Love & War Patch Released
1. Re: Team Fortress 2 Love & War Patch Released Jun 19, 2014, 12:27 descender
 
We were too busy making these great guns worse.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 18, 2014, 14:25 descender
 
You watched a Jets game live and only had 1 beer?

You, sir, are a brave man.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 17, 2014, 17:52 descender
 
The cost only drops if you were the guy buying that $2000 option in the first place. If enough people were doing that, they probably wouldn't be going after cell phone GPS's. If it is made mandatory then every car sold costs maybe a few hundred dollars more? The cost of the average car certainly will not decrease as you suggested earlier.

In 2018 or whatever year it ends up being, every car in America will cost $150-$300 more to manufacture (and more than that for the consumer because... profits) because of the now mandatory back-up cameras. How is that reducing the cost of anything, other than buying an after-market back-up camera??

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
22. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 17, 2014, 17:19 descender
 
If they have zero problem about doing anything for buck why should I be a sucker that does?

That's the exact sort of decision that separates the civilized people from the assholes. Capitalism only fails when it's full of assholes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record Jun 17, 2014, 17:16 descender
 
I pay for HBO, and I also download all of their shows I watch so I can store them locally for my HTPC.

I'm ridin that fence! Ain't payin for no fuckin "storage media of the month" (blurays, etc) though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 17, 2014, 17:11 descender
 
Optional equipment becoming mandatory typically results in massive price drops

No it... doesn't? Maybe the cost for aftermarket equipment drops as the demand bottoms out... but certainly not the cost of the overall car to you, the consumer. Of course they want it to remain a $2000 upgrade! The issue is that as phones have improved, now they can't sell it as an option for any cost. By making it mandatory, the average cost of all cars goes up and they make more money in the long run.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Countdown
21. Re: Team Fortress 2 Countdown Jun 17, 2014, 15:24 descender
 
handicap mechanics...? Shocked Confused  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 17, 2014, 15:07 descender
 
This is simply pressure from the auto lobby, and NOTHING else. They want to make in-dash GPS NAV systems MANDATORY in cars, just like they recently did with back-up cameras. All to artificially keep the price of cars inflated.

In-dash options being outclassed by every smartphone on the planet is a big problem for that plan :p
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record Jun 17, 2014, 15:03 descender
 
Agreed, everyone trying to justify it are just kidding themselves.

The only reason content piracy has blown up in the last decade is because people can do it at home in their underwear, and they don't think anyone can see them doing it. VHS piracy and DVD piracy was never actually stopped, it was simply inconvenient.

It probably should have driven the price of acquiring content down more by now, but they are fighting it desperately. At this point I don't even think they could sue enough people to make the risk of "getting caught" real enough for the average person.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Countdown
18. Re: Team Fortress 2 Countdown Jun 17, 2014, 14:55 descender
 
The problem I have with it is that they've hurt the competitive part of the game

I don't like how you equate "competitive" with "less options". If anything the addition of new weapons and strategies has infinitely increased the strategic depth of TF2.

You just can't see past the hats.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Countdown
17. Re: Team Fortress 2 Countdown Jun 17, 2014, 14:52 descender
 
I wish TF2 ended up having those kind of modding community maps.

It absolutely does hvae these things.

One of my favorite things to play is pyro dodgeball. The Prop "Hide-n-seek" with a full server and the saxton hale mods are also really fun.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Into the Black Jun 17, 2014, 14:44 descender
 
The constant breaks and pauses ruin it for me.

I bet this is actually why a lot of Americans can't handle watching Soccer... we don't have our ADHD fed every 5 minutes with TV commericals, and we have to watch roughly 45 minutes of straight television. The horror!

In all seriousness, the same people complain that baseball is too slow as well. I attribute a lot of it to them simply not understanding the complexity and nuance of the sports. Scoring does not equal entertainment.

My only gripe with soccer is the flopping and rolling around like they just got stabbed. Thank god for the skip 10 seconds button on my DVR...
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Gameplay Footage
11. Re: The Witcher 3 Gameplay Footage Jun 16, 2014, 15:21 descender
 
More of the same is fine with me. This franchise is gaming of the highest quality. There's a lot of interaction going on with the water and fauna that looks really good. I don't remember that being in 2? Hopefully they continue to expand upon the combat (and bring back fighting styles!). The combat rebalance mod for W2 was great, and hopefully a sign they may have learned some things about the sluggish feel of W2 combat.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 16, 2014, 15:10 descender
 
If there was a genre called "twitch racing" that Pod racing game was certainly in it.

This looks a lot like Wipeout, minus the vertigo.

 
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