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Signed On Jul 18, 2011, 06:27
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 25, 2015, 04:55 shihonage
 
I want a pizza button.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 23:29 shihonage
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 23:10:
It's easy to just pick something out of a hat and claim I don't know about it.
My comment wasn't about your thoughts on the NSA illegal spying techniques revealed (or brought to greater awareness) by American hero Edward Snowden.

You replied to a post where I made 2 specific examples, and the entirety of your reply was ridicule.

Now, of course, you're wiggling out of it. You're trying to stay in the zone of non-specific, to cover your ignorance of anything concrete, and so you can keep taking pot shots like an obnoxious clown.

Nothing less was expected. Enjoy the sound of your own voice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 20:04 shihonage
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 18:06:
"research facts" = spend a lot of time on right wing and conspiracy sites, watches lots of youtube videos with breathless men ranting while 90s all seeing eye graphic art slowly zooms in and out.

Wait, what?

The NSA scandal was even covered on leftist's favorite HuffPost, with a picture of ObamaBush hybrid on the front page. It caused Google to amp up security between its datacenters, among other things. Everyone knows who Edward Snowden is now.

... well, except you, who lives in a cave.

The IRS scandal had multiple hearings and is still being investigated. It's an official legal process, that's slowly accumulating damning evidence, including the part where IRS consistently and blatantly DESTROYED data when access to it was requested, and Lois Lerner has been weaving and dodging the law.

The investigation is ongoing.

We live in the age where real news is getting buried on page 7. But the lot of you are intent on remaining fast asleep.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 16:30 shihonage
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 12:14:
Uh huh, you just keep trying to rationalize away your extremism there, Scooter. I'm sure you'll actually believe it someday. After all, repeat the lie long enough....

I don't need to rationalize everything, I just research facts. What NSA and IRS-Stazi have been doing under Obama, alone, should make anyone's hair stand up. Just those two.

Unless, of course, you believe the old adages, "as long as they come for someone else and not me, it's fine", and "invasion of privacy only concerns those who have something to hide".

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 07:17 shihonage
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 07:10:
as someone's who politically apathetic

they're almost to spanish inquisition levels of head-in-the-sand anti-reason fear-mongering, intolerance, greed and hypocrisy.

Nothing to see here, just another Daily Show fan trying to pass himself as an unbiased observer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 07:04 shihonage
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2015, 06:36:
I have my issues with Obama, especially civil liberties issues, but others as well. I do with every president. That being said, whatever Obama has done pales in comparison to the 4,493 American lives lost, hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives lost, and $1.5 TRILLION American dollars spent on the entirely unnecessary Iraq war started by G.W. Bush and the Repubs. Not to mention running the economy into the dirt in 2007. The Dems are not perfect, but at least they're interested in governing, unlike Repubs who want to "shrink government down and drown it in the bathtub." Seriously, if you hate Obama so much, go back to mother Russia. I hear Putin gives all the lads wood with his blustery illegal war to annex Crimea.

Yes yes, the war was a mistake. 20/20 hindsight.

Somehow you assume that because I think Obama is bad, this makes Bush good? You assume that I support a "party" such as the so-called "Republicans"? Bush was a national embarrassment which made further embarrassment - Obama - possible.

As for mother Russia comment... somehow you mistake hating Obama for hating America.

America certainly doesn't treat its veterans in such a criminal way. America would call Kate Steinle's parents. America would wait for a verdict before riling up Ferguson thugs to burn their city. America wouldn't leave its own to fend for themselves in Benghazi. America wouldn't trade Bergdahl for 5 ISIS operatives. America would retrieve its hostages from Iran, and wouldn't give in to a crappy nuclear deal.

Obama doesn't know America, Obama doesn't care for America, and Obama certainly isn't America.

After a long period of not knowing, not caring, and judging by appearances... "that Obama seems pretty cool with his selfie stick... that Bush seems so folksy with his cowboy hat..." this country is arriving to the point where Presidential candidates are being judged by their actual accomplishments and abilities.

Not by their hair, by depth of their voice, by how they swing their golf club, or by how well their pre-written speech is written.

People are about to start judging candidates by their history, credentials and behaviors, not pre-scripted appearances and empty promises.

I sincerely hope this point arrives in 2016, not 2020. But I'm afraid the populace hasn't yet been shaken enough from its slumber.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 05:38 shihonage
 
wrong button  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 05:23 shihonage
 
It is nothing short of remarkable how dutifully Obama supporters avoid doing research on his administration and how closely they follow the narratives of government-controlled "news media".

Dismantling their delusions and ignorance is truly a monumental affair. It always wastes too much energy and time, and leads to absolutely nothing.

Real change comes from within. This country has to truly feel the impact of Obama's multiple failures on economy and foreign relations and his seething hatred for the middle class. You have to get hit over the head with it.

Again and again and again, until you are thrown jarringly from your complacent everyday life of just "having things", and are shocked into having to "find things", into experiencing deficits and hardships every day, like we did in Soviet Union, and then you'll be forced to smarten up and see what really goes on - behind the canned press releases and statistically researched teleprompter speeches.

Obama's administration is currently refusing to release documents regarding the extremely suspicious death of team members from Seal Team 6 (the alleged Bin Laden kill team). Will you see that on front page of CNN? I think not.

Will you ever see the enormous scandals where IRS was wielded to skew the elections, where DOJ killed our own border agents, where Obama+Hillary were willing to sacrifice 40 Americans to support narrative for upcoming re-election? What about DOJ spying on the press? They just come, like a flash in the pan, and go.

Meanwhile, data is erased, the oligarchs laugh in our faces, and Jon Stewarts and Bill Mahers of this world dance on the stage making their daily "2 minutes of hate" toward those who raise doubt on the status quo.

Beyond pathetic. Beyond sad.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2015, 00:47 shihonage
 
Shineyguy wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 21:54:
Julio wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 20:37:
RoboNerd wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:43:
Hats off to the American and British passengers for quick action on that Islamo-facist who thought a train would be easy pickins. Well done Smart

Glad to see they took him down. Religion of peace my ass.

Same could have been said for Christianity. Can't account for crazy in every religion; they all have them, and at one time or another the crazies give the rest a bad name.

lolno
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 21, 2015, 17:02 shihonage
 
I went to a friend's to play DOA5 on his XBox, only to discover, in shock and surprise, that they

a) removed my favorite character - the old master guy
b) HALVED counter response time, which means you can be defeated by a button-mashing juggler now

Game ruined.
 
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News Comments > COH 2: The British Forces Limited Trial Plans
5. Re: COH 2: The British Forces Limited Trial Plans Aug 19, 2015, 23:00 shihonage
 
Onto Paragon City!

Oh wait
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
13. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 19, 2015, 07:44 shihonage
 
That 1-bit game looks like wasted potential. Talk about burning people's eyes out.  
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News Comments > Runic Announces Hob
11. Re: Runic Announces Hob Aug 18, 2015, 01:33 shihonage
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 21:44:
shihonage wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 21:00:
Hobb's End

Do you read Sutter Cane?

I hear his newest book is outselling the Bible.
 
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News Comments > Runic Announces Hob
4. Re: Runic Announces Hob Aug 17, 2015, 21:00 shihonage
 
Hobb's End  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Aug 14, 2015, 05:27 shihonage
 
Dagnamit wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 21:38:
I don't care what they put in this game as long as I can shoot a guy in the dick with a pea shooter 30 times in a row in slow motion.

Fallout 3 fans, ladies and gentlemen
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Diablo Job Posting
43. Re: Blizzard Diablo Job Posting Aug 12, 2015, 00:55 shihonage
 
I was excited for Torchlight 2, but they fudged it.

So many promising features, all lost because of horrendous visual aesthetic and very strange level design. Claustrophobic paths separated by loading screens - not at all what Diablo 2 felt like.

In fact it is far less interesting or memorable than Diablo 1. It's hard to ascertain what damage will something do, because it's all so wacky and over the top. Just like Diablo3, it lacks thematically consistent and understandable character archetypes.

Very strange approach to multiplayer... 1996 called, wants its Open Battle.Net back...

So many good systems under the hood, real town portals, real stats, clearly a throwback to Diablo2, but the overall game just... does its damndest to negate any of its pluses.

Kind of confusing and underwhelming as a whole.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Diablo Job Posting
39. Re: Blizzard Diablo Job Posting Aug 11, 2015, 17:00 shihonage
 
Diablo2 had flaws. It was overall incomparably better thought-out and designed, in all respects, game. On the simplest levels, its combat even had a better feel. And my male "wizard" in Diablo3 looks like an Asian woman.

Diablo3 was a soulless, unfixable mess.

All of y'all who are doing revisionist history in comparing objective gross quality of Diablo2 vs Diablo3 and chanting about "rose-tinted nostalgia"... you are supporters of decline.

There should be a term the opposite of rose-tinted nostalgia. I think it's called "Alzheimers".
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Diablo Job Posting
27. Re: Blizzard Diablo Job Posting Aug 11, 2015, 07:42 shihonage
 
headshot wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 06:56:
did diablo 3 punch your children in the face? you all need to calm down. if it isn't the game for you, play diablo 2 instead. the servers are open and active with new ladders.

I'd love to, but the game speed and animations are fucked up (maybe due to multi-core CPUs, I dunno). It actually seems like the speeds got fucked up, and then Blizzard was like, shit, instead of patching it, we'll just make battle.net servers match the speed.

Not to mention, lack of widescreen support, lack of high resolution support.

Blizzard made sure to push Diablo2 into planned obsolescence with that animation speed issue alone. Nothing about the game feels the way it's supposed to. Everyone's on meth.

why hating something just for the sake of hating it? jeez.

Poopyheads say this in lieu of any actual arguments.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Diablo Job Posting
17. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Aug 11, 2015, 01:24 shihonage
 
Trevellian wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 20:16:
Honestly, as someone who played a shit ton of Diablo 2. I don't understand the difference between your description of Diablo 3 any different than what I did in Diablo 2. Bulldoze enemies and bosses, collect loot while chatting with friends on TS.

Rose tinted glasses, as usual. Diablo 3 may have been absolute shit when it came out but now, besides the way the skill system works, it's esentially about the same game as Diablo 2. Though I'd argue that Adventure Mode is much better than just reloading the game and farming bosses like we did in D2.

Attributing critical discernment to emotional nostalgia is the refuge of the ignorant. Diablo3 is fundamentally broken. The damage/weapon/spell systems are too homogenous. The levels are homogenous because they are just big blocks placed with slight randomization, instead of true random dungeons of Diablo1 and 2.

There isn't character stats customization when leveling. The dynamic rearrangement of skills is a lazy cop-out so they don't have to properly design and balance skill trees. Mages' spell damage depends on the axe they're wielding. Jesus Christ.

Town portals do not exist. Just these garbage waypoints created without any player agency, without any allowance for strategy or feeling of caramaderie, automatically.

Dumb Barbarian now has ancient knowledge of all magicks, so he can identify his own items, because Jay Wilson is a design genius who doesn't understand the need for downtime in town. He's the Michael Bay of videogames.

Since ident scrolls are no longer needed, Deckard Cain was killed off and replaced with horrible overexposed lore where NPCs stop the game while they just won't ever shut up with their boring nonsense.

The feeling of free-roaming exploration present in Diablo2 is significantly reduced (dunno how it is in expansion - you don't seriously expect me to waste more money on this $60 piece of shit, do you).

There are no memorable environmental interactions, the story and cinematics are complete ass.

The tetris inventory system in Diablo2 was not an accident. It was there also to give you something to do, the "idle time", while also giving weight and dimensions to items, making them more real in the gameworld.

Diablo 3 took WoW's shitty inventory because Blizzard has become a WoW company.

Diablo3 took WoW's visual style because Blizzard has become a WoW company. Starcraft 2 was the last game Blizzard made, which kept its specific looks, and only after a fan petition. Similar petition for Diablo3 was arrogantly ignored and mocked - they even made T-shirts to mock 60000+ people who voted against the Disneyland visual style nonsense.

The game doesn't look, feel or play like Diablo. It lost touch with its roots. It lost a tremendous amount of depth in many corners of design. But indeed, for a simpleton, these games were never anything more than loot clickers.

If we can't have nice things, it's precisely because of lowest-common-denominator-expectations of gamers like you.

Shame.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Diablo Job Posting
10. Re: Blizzard Diablo Job Posting Aug 10, 2015, 19:35 shihonage
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 18:02:
It's not Diablo 2, but that doesn't make it a bad game. Not saying what you said is wrong, but the game is a lot of fun. I don't know of any other game that can make the act of killing monsters and destroying things this fun.

I recently finished Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows with 2 friends in front of a 60" screen and it actually felt a bit strategic, unlike Diablo3 crappy gameplay where none of the characters were designed to help each other.

In Diablo2 there was interplay between character skills, while Diablo3 was designed around "soloing WoW" mentality, castrating and simplifying all the group/community aspects of gameplay.

In Diablo3 you're just a lawnmower, or a bulldozer, mowing through crowds of enemies with no semblance of thought or cooperation. I guess our definitions of fun differ.

 
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