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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 9, 2014, 20:18 jacobvandy
Yeah, cherry-pick one of the three definitions listed there, lol... And it's not even the first:

Everything in there includes something about diversion, recreation, fun. Sportsmanship has nothing to do with physicality. The activity itself does not make the sport, it's the social interaction surrounding it.
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 9, 2014, 17:46 jacobvandy
Jokes about athleticism (or a lack thereof) are all well and good, but the core meaning of "sport" has more to do with competition than physical activity... And with the growing popularity of competitive gaming, it'll only be a matter of time before it eclipses most old-fashioned sports (i.e. everything but the big three in America, and who knows how long those will remain dominant with hardly anybody exercising for fun anymore).  
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News Comments > Humble 2K Bundle
18. Re: Humble 2K Bundle Jul 9, 2014, 03:13 jacobvandy
Many of them are, but not all... Do your research. Every legit charity has to file detailed tax reports, which are public record. Don't give to any charity that is paying salaries to people, for starters.  
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News Comments > Humble 2K Bundle
4. Re: Humble 2K Bundle Jul 8, 2014, 20:50 jacobvandy
Just put in $6 to beat the average and see what they add later... I'm guessing Civ V.  
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News Comments > Firefall This Month
14. Re: Firefall This Month Jul 8, 2014, 13:08 jacobvandy
garrywong wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 12:26:
What? Didn't this close down at least twice? And last I heard they removed the PvP part of the game, which is literally the only "content" the game had. How did they sprout MMO-amount of PvE content in the last 6 months?

They've had the open world for at least two years, and pretty steadily added new stuff to do, in between overhauling core systems every 4-6 months... However I'm most excited about this reversing direction on the previous decision to make further PVE areas instanced, rather than added on to the freely-explorable map (which is what "quadrupled playable area" sounds like to me). They have been working on a boatload of additional PVE content for the past several years, but when the schizophrenic CEO tells you to scrap it and go work on whatever cool, new feature he just thought of... Actual implemented gameplay stagnated for a while there. This "final release" represents the faith and goodwill of new ownership/leadership, giving what remains of the team a chance to just churn out and polish whatever content they had ideas for and/or already worked on to some degree, which is why there's going to be an avalanche of new stuff. In addition to reworking/reverting a lot of the more unpopular changes with progression and other gameplay mechanics.

So I agree with what's already been said -- it's either going to be super amazing or a giant clusterfuck -- but it's their last hurrah, so they really have no choice but to be bold. Obviously, having contributed nearly $200 to the game already, I hope it works out... But I've had enough fun with it along the way that it would just be more disappointing to see it not live up to its potential than anything else, if it finally fizzles out.

OH, and finally... They're on Steam. So pretty much confirms it was that stubborn dickwad keeping them off of there thus far... Such a shame.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2014, 17:31 jacobvandy
The prices at McDonald's are pretty ridiculous these days... their burgers are probably between 1/2 and 2/3 the size they were when I was a kid, but they now cost twice as much. I'm sure some of that could be attributed to the shitty economy, but other places have bigger (and better) burgers for cheaper, so...  
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News Comments > Evolve Alpha Signups
8. Re: Evolve Alpha Signups Jul 4, 2014, 21:29 jacobvandy
You're going to have rage-quitters, it's unavoidable in any team-centric game. Especially ones with fewer team members, making one person count for much more than in a 32v32 Battlefield match, for example.  
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News Comments > Rust Rewrite
2. Re: Rust Rewrite Jul 3, 2014, 00:11 jacobvandy
It's really not... They're making the same game, but the code-base will be far better suited for it. Rust as it has existed previously was created on a lark, built on top of what they previously hobbled together as a prototype for a completely different game, so they had all this un-used junk code they were wrestling with in trying to improve what they're actually using it for now. I've never played this and am really not interested in ever doing so, but I've read a deeper explanation in a different article and see nothing wrong with what they're doing. The worst you could say is it's created some delay in progressive development, but if that allows them to work faster moving forward and makes the game itself run more efficiently, that's not a bad thing, either.  
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jul 1, 2014, 23:39 jacobvandy
There are sales on Steam every day of every week of every month of every... yadda yadda yadda, just 'cause "the sale" is over doesn't mean the deals stop.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 29, 2014, 20:22 jacobvandy
Yeah, it's gotta be some weird thing where Bethesda would prefer to be able to say they've sold more copies of the base game, because they're effectively choosing to give it away for free in the bundle rather than appropriately discount the DLCs separately... They do the same thing with Dishonored.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $47M
7. Re: Star Citizen Passes $47M Jun 23, 2014, 23:40 jacobvandy
I get why they feel they need to honor the results of that poll, but it's interesting that the audience was split virtually down the middle... Might as well have flipped a coin, and to me that's not a compelling reason for doing anything that pertains to future development.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 22, 2014, 13:59 jacobvandy
I agree! BTW, after checking the list myself, it is indeed the Legendary Edition at #1, not plain old Skyrim... You threw me off, Blue!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 22, 2014, 13:48 jacobvandy
That's a LOT of $5 copies of Skyrim...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Jun 19, 2014, 18:35 jacobvandy
Mmmhmm, keep putting words in my mouth and making assumptions as to what the ones I did say actually mean. Anything to make it easier for you to feel like you're winning an argument when there really was none there to begin with. I'm happy for you! Isn't it peculiar how it's always a battle around here, though? I've partook myself, sure, but nobody can just talk about anything... It's always NO YOU'RE WRONG!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jun 19, 2014, 18:05 jacobvandy
LOL, completely missing the point, but hey, wouldn't be a Blue's political discussion without plenty of that... The thinly veiled ad hominem is just gravy!

I never stated my opinion on whether or not the Redskins should keep their name. My opinion on political correctness being intentionally churned into a nationally divisive, distracting "issue" is that it is 100% bullshit. We as human beings (or especially Americans, who are supposed to be this grand melting pot...) need to grow up. Simple as that.
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jun 19, 2014, 16:43 jacobvandy
It's a vocal minority... Just like lobbyists who claim to speak for the whole of any other race. So for your lawsuit-filers, there are at least as many that are offended at the notion of suggesting they should have to change their name, and a much larger group than both of those two combined that are completely indifferent. Do you honestly think this is the biggest issue the tribes are, or should be, concerned with?

It's largely the same kind of malarkey surrounding the N-word... The media hype and phony outrage (mostly from white people) make it into a bigger issue than it actually is. I'll just be glad when the old racist generations finally die off... If just about everyone under the age of 30 is able to discern a difference between a word being casually used in everyday speech (or as the name of a stupid-ass sports team), and ANY word being used in a genuinely prejudicial manner, then said word(s) have officially lost their stigma and it is only those who continue insisting it hasn't, who are the real issue. SORRY, time to find something else to be [fake] upset over! Hopefully something more important...
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Redskins Jun 19, 2014, 12:34 jacobvandy
Ugh, I'm almost ashamed to be an American over shit like this.. ACTUAL Native Americans don't give a fuck, so quit with the white man guilt trips (aka reverse racism). It's bullshit.  
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.1.0 "Right Around the Corner"
1. Re: Diablo III 2.1.0 Jun 17, 2014, 22:02 jacobvandy
Looking good, except that Dexterity will be turning into Strength... Dafuq?  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 12, 2014, 19:21 jacobvandy
Oh yeah, there's definitely an issue with the Bridge. It's the only place where I notice not only a framerate dip, but that it's not uncommon to have full-on hiccups or hangs when there's a lot of action going on. That's on a Core i7-3960X, 16GB RAM, and GTX 580... I don't recall that happening before the expansion hit, so it might have something to do with the new graphics effects they added.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Workshop IP Issues
7. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Workshop IP Issues Jun 12, 2014, 14:29 jacobvandy
theglaze wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 11:09:
The funny thing is the 'Contraband' rarity...these stolen skins are now being sold on the Marketplace for significantly more than before.

You misunderstand... They REMOVED the infringing design(s), and REPLACED them with alternate, original ones from Valve, which are not otherwise available. So the violators get the boot and nobody lost anything, in fact extra value was created for some people.
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