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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
155. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 28, 2015, 03:42 Slick
 
descender wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 01:40:
Pretty sure I never said anything about "not voting". You've gone off the deep end on this one.

Arguing the semantics of "who takes more money" is just a waste of time.

I never accused you of saying that. what you DID say is "It doesn't matter if there is a (R) or a (D) before your politician's name, they are ALL corporate shills."

Then if you read my language carefully, you'd see that i said "anyone who INSINUATES that there's no point in voting... etc etc"

so how do you think that saying "It doesn't matter if there is a (R) or a (D) before your politician's name, they are ALL corporate shills." is NOT insinuation that all politicians are shit, one side is no better than the other, therefore why even pick a side?

is that 2 steps of logic a bridge too far for you? or have i gone "too deep" for you to comprehend?
 
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153. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 22:58 Slick
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:35:
Slick wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 21:42:
descender wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 18:15:
It doesn't matter if there is a (R) or a (D) before your politician's name, they are ALL corporate shills.

Truth... but at least the Dems have the decency to lie about it and hide it.

no it's not true. and people who parrot this garbage need to get educated instead of just squawking whatever the edgy comment of the day is.

by and large democrats are very very different from republicans. really. it's not "ooh everyone's corrupt so WHO CARES BLAH"

that thinking just makes people pay even LESS attention to what's really going on. you wonder why there's such a low voter turnout in the USA? because you fucking hipsters are all too cool for politics. politics has been made uncool so many times that people have convinced themselves that any choice they have is just an illusion, as both parties are the SAME THING.

pathetic.

you have a vote in the USA, the country whos policies extend to affect EVERY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH. you have this SACRED right. and you just trivialize it as: "it's john jackson, or jack johnson, they're the same on both sides! DUUURP!"

It's complex. Both Repubs and Dems rely on corporate contributions more and more each year, esp after Citizens United. That influences their voting. And empirically that money influences policy:
"The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy," they write, "while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence."

While I agree that the false equivalencies of "both sides do it" is wrong, it absolutely prevents anything beyond nibbling around the edges. The parties are different, and care about different things, but can't effect change unless it lines up with what business wants. Some examples:

- 95% of Americans approve background checks before making a gun purchase. LOEs approve overwhelmingly. Yet we can't get that law passed because gun businesses oppose it.
- The only way the ACA got passed was by getting the support of the insurance industry and wall street by adding millions to the rolls of private insurance.
- The reason this law went against the ISPs is due to opposition by massive corporations: Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Amazon, Netflix, etc. Coincidentally, it helped the common people too, but make no mistake this was a battle of Goliaths, and we were just ants.

I agree that money has tainted politics, and that there's only so much you're going to change "the system" by voting the right guy into office. but people use that as an excuse to not prevent the WRONG guy from getting into office.

What i'm against is using this as a blanket statement against voting. just the idea that "there's nothing you can do" etc. etc. is something that those with power WANT to keep alive. the more people believe they can't change anything, the less voter turnout there is, the easier power is consolidated with the few.

that's the ultimate irony, saying stuff like: all we can do is nibble around the edges... people read that and get LESS interested in giving a fuck, or using their vote for any purpose. it's the ultimate excuse. well my vote doesn't do shit, so who cares?

and it undermines the good work people ARE doing to protect citizens and try and move this country forward. just know that every time someone insinuates that voting is pointless, that a corporate fatcat just got a pay bonus.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
147. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 21:42 Slick
 
descender wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 18:15:
It doesn't matter if there is a (R) or a (D) before your politician's name, they are ALL corporate shills.

Truth... but at least the Dems have the decency to lie about it and hide it.

no it's not true. and people who parrot this garbage need to get educated instead of just squawking whatever the edgy comment of the day is.

by and large democrats are very very different from republicans. really. it's not "ooh everyone's corrupt so WHO CARES BLAH"

that thinking just makes people pay even LESS attention to what's really going on. you wonder why there's such a low voter turnout in the USA? because you fucking hipsters are all too cool for politics. politics has been made uncool so many times that people have convinced themselves that any choice they have is just an illusion, as both parties are the SAME THING.

pathetic.

you have a vote in the USA, the country whos policies extend to affect EVERY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH. you have this SACRED right. and you just trivialize it as: "it's john jackson, or jack johnson, they're the same on both sides! DUUURP!"
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
3. Re: Evening Screenshots Feb 27, 2015, 20:40 Slick
 
i recommend to anyone waiting for this: go play Watch_Dogs after taking a detour past nexusmods.

even a trivially modded watchdogs looks far better than any of these screenshots. If you want just the basics (what i'm running, then just follow this)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Feb 27, 2015, 12:51 Slick
 
I'd still like to imagine a world where I can agree with some of what she says, and find the rest of what she says abhorrent and ignorant.

Yes, It's healthy to have strong women in different roles in all media, but that doesn't mean you can chastise someone for choosing to have a male hero, and a female damsel in distress. It's art, and I defend the artist's right to make whatever the fuck they want. don't like it? don't buy it. People who boycott, or worse, try and get others to boycott art because you don't agree with it is just about the lamest thing someone can do. People are free to make up their own minds on how they want to part with their money, just as the artists who make it are free to make whatever the fuck they want.

 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 2 Co-op Apology
5. Re: Resident Evil 2 Co-op Apology Feb 27, 2015, 12:19 Slick
 
I doubt anyone working at that studio even looked at the box for the PC edition to catch that mistake. see what i did there? cause it's been so long since PC games shipped in boxes right? Because they're so out of touch? hello? is this thing on?  
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
132. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 12:17 Slick
 
yeah, i'd like to emphasize the direct link that Republicans share with big businiess' interests. People who 'over simplify' saying that all politicians are crooks, and they're all bought out, and that they're all just corporate america's slaves... well they're doing a lot of damage to the many Democrats (and a few republicans) who are working to help the people, and not just bail out special interests.

I'm all for not over-simplifying, so let's please stop lumping these two very disparate groups of people together. Dems and the GOP are VERY different, if we're purporting to all be commenting on the same shared reality here, we should at least be able to agree on that.
 
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News Comments > On PC Battlefield Hardline
10. Re: On PC Battlefield Hardline Feb 27, 2015, 05:31 Slick
 
Bishi wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 05:03:
Slick wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 04:12:
cool, thanks for the update.

I have a feeling that, just like everything in the BF verse nowadays, it'll be for sale after the fact. Taking the class and vehicle unlock DLC as a precedent.

oh and $37.50 is the cheapest that i've found for the base game. not a bad price, and if that was the MSRP then i bet alot more people would be looking at it

Yeah I think it'll be on sale pretty soon. Regardless of whether or not you like the game, I do think it is relatively light on content and features compared to the previous BF games. I'm sure its more of a stop-gap until Battlefront comes out than anything. I'd be surprised if they still expect it to be going strong past the end of the year.

i was HOPING that this would go strong way past the end of the year, as it may just be a one-off, non re-occuring franchise. IMO the IPs that only get one title can attract a longer running fanbase, as they aren't segmented by having to buy the new title in the series every year. It could have been good for competition, except for them screwing the pooch with deluxe weapons... :/

And I do think that the content is definitely there. Nobody said that BF4 has less new content than BF3, and those games were practically identical in many ways. All you're missing in Hardline is 15 gamemodes nobody plays. try getting an obliteration mode on the 3rd expansion pack going in BF4, tough shit, as it only existed for 10 minutes after it launched. 7 fun gamemodes is more than enough for me.

And for what it's worth, i have higher hopes for the SP in hardline than the SP was in BF4.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
118. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 04:33 Slick
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 04:19:
Slick wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 04:07:
I mean, once you've done Iraq=Al Quaida, and Barack Obama is a muslim terrorist, the birther movement... is "government had nothing to do with the internet" really a bridge too far? i mean, these people are clinically retarded. they need electro shock therapy. they will believe anything, and will fiercely defend big corporation's profits over their own well-being till their last breath.

how do you even start? because i can promise you, that NO ONE in here posting that drivel has been swayed by any bit of truth that has been laid out for them. if anything they've become more entrenched. infact everytime you tell them that "this is a WIN for them" they just shake their heads, understanding too well how deluded we must be, to think that government regulation could EVER do any good. because we live in a world of black and white. and GOVERNMENT = BAD.

And those are the people I named 50-60 posts back. One sucks gov't money for a living even and is still as staunch as one can ever be. I'm of the belief he loves war and it had the controls, it would be WW2 all over again and he doesn't see it. Then he quotes Jesus and the like. It is maddening.

It is maddening. sometimes you feel like you're the only sane person left alive, that everyone has lost their fucking minds. and for the record, this is exactly how I feel when people start saying the sky is falling because videogames bla bla bla. oh this game got pushed back, this studio hates me because they have a DLC, oh we should all vote EA the worst company in america because simcity had launch issues.

There is real shit in the world that deserves this amount of vitriol, but applying this same level of pushback to freaking game developers? the nerds who code the games we play? it's just really really insulting to both the game devs, and the actual evil fucks who are ruining the world. Monsanto is ruining the world, EA just makes/sells videogames. that's literally all they do.

Imagine all the truly evil fuckers on this planet, and you're all belittling their efforts by demonizing videogame developers more! I feel bad for the people who are ruining this world, because Battlefield is more of a target to the plebeians of this realm than they are!

ugh... i'll stop before i derail the whole thread.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
117. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 04:23 Slick
 
Simon Says wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 04:11:
This thread's level of bigotry = EPIC.

but they're not opinions that are different. people are arguing over facts, and nonsense.

if someone said that it was their opinion that the sky is plaid, and the grass is made out of snakes. then that's not really an opinion you can have differing sides on. it's nonsense.

i think we should stop defending people who make things up out of thin air (government had nothing to do with the creation of the internet) as "having a legitimate opinion on the matter". it's not an opinion. it's nonsense.

ALL opinions aren't fair game. it could be my opinion that the holocaust didn't happen, and that my dog tells me to kill people. it doesn't mean that i have any place in civilized discource, or that my "opinion" is even worth being heard by anyone else. it's just nonsense.

 
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News Comments > On PC Battlefield Hardline
7. Re: On PC Battlefield Hardline Feb 27, 2015, 04:12 Slick
 
cool, thanks for the update.

I have a feeling that, just like everything in the BF verse nowadays, it'll be for sale after the fact. Taking the class and vehicle unlock DLC as a precedent.

oh and $37.50 is the cheapest that i've found for the base game. not a bad price, and if that was the MSRP then i bet alot more people would be looking at it
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
112. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 04:07 Slick
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 03:34:
Wraith wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 02:26:

"Government had nothing to do with the internet" - Seriously, how dumb are you Republican Fox News-watching hicks? Only you idiots would get something so fundamental so 100% wrong.

NO NO NO! The internet sprang up fully formed from the bosom of the ground. Just like Adam. Get your facts straight man!

I mean, once you've done Iraq=Al Quaida, and Barack Obama is a muslim terrorist, the birther movement... is "government had nothing to do with the internet" really a bridge too far? i mean, these people are clinically retarded. they need electro shock therapy. they will believe anything, and will fiercely defend big corporation's profits over their own well-being till their last breath.

how do you even start? because i can promise you, that NO ONE in here posting that drivel has been swayed by any bit of truth that has been laid out for them. if anything they've become more entrenched. infact everytime you tell them that "this is a WIN for them" they just shake their heads, understanding too well how deluded we must be, to think that government regulation could EVER do any good. because we live in a world of black and white. and GOVERNMENT = BAD.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
109. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 03:24 Slick
 
well... i guess if we've learned one thing from this thread...

it's that there's WAY more stupid people on Blues News than I originally thought.

*nice to see the smart people banding together well on this one though...

i was just musing to a friend about how often there's such a 50/50 split with things. it seems like a near 50/50 should be much more of a rare occurance than it is...

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News Comments > On PC Battlefield Hardline
5. Re: On PC Battlefield Hardline Feb 27, 2015, 00:20 Slick
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 21:53:
Is it just me or do the textures in this game look like crap compared to BF4 proper?

i think that the last beta had locked graphical options, just like the BF3 beta (and i think BF4 beta?). everything was locked to medium settings. I wasn't terribly impressed visually with the beta, hoping that retail will fix that.

also, are these bonus gun only available for deluxe edition AND pre-order? or can i just buy the deluxe edition 3 months later when it's $10?
 
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News Comments > DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing?
36. Re: DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing? Feb 25, 2015, 20:00 Slick
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 19:34:
Sounds like LucidLogix Virtu MVP

indeed. that was my first thought.

but 2 cards working on THE SAME FRAME? that sounds like a bridge too far. I'd love to see it work, but from what i know ATI and Nvid use very different architectures to achieve the performance relative to each other. It would seem like a real fustercluck to get them to be working on the same frame. does the CPU only spit out the geometry and z-buffer from the bottom half of the scene to one card? and have to re-calculate for the top half? I'd think that there would be a lot of unoptimized shit going on.

still a nifty idea. shows progress towards true parallelization, which to me is the real goal here. However i wouldn't bank on cross-vendor cards working on the same FRAME, that seems like a long bet. the %900 i'm still onboard with though, if a game was %900 more demanding on the CPU side of things using a CPU-optimized API that is...
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline
27. Re: Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline Feb 25, 2015, 19:44 Slick
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 16:11:
Creston wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 14:40:
theglaze wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 00:42:
It's for the dude bro's out there, like this guy, Hardline Drifting on his youtube channel.

If you can't make it pass the first 30 seconds, you're not EA's target audience.

BRO, SICK DRIFT BRO!

(Not really. Holy shit are those driving 'physics' terrible. They may genuinely be worse than Just Cause 2.)

It fits the Battlefield gameplay, realistic driving physics wouldn't work too well when you want to go cross country in a sports car.

I don't have any issues with the ability to spin out using the handbreak, in fact that was one of the welcome changes from the first beta.

yeah, it is more than usable. however i do remember Ritichello or someone saying that the marvel of the frostbite engine, was how they were making all of their studios use it, so you'd have cross-game improvements. ie. a racing game figures out better car handling physics, they can then import that into the next battlefield game. this was the very example used. I never played that Need for Speed made on frostbite, but i'd assume that those cars handled better than battlefield... so i guess that never happened :/

We've seen them re-use animation between games before, Crysis2/3 and BF3 had some identical animations (the power slam was used when coming out of a vent in the roof in the BF SP), and that was cross engine. so i am expecting some vehicle improvements in the future considering they have racing games running on the SAME engine...

all signs point towards Frostbite being a bitch to work with.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline
18. Re: Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline Feb 25, 2015, 08:51 Slick
 
TangledThorns wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 08:37:
Slick wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 19:30:
TangledThorns wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 19:16:
I expect this game to be a big fail for DICE. I just hope its failure doesn't impact their Star Wars game, that is what I'm really waiting for!

this game isn't being made by DICE, it's being made by Visceral.

'the moar u know' *starwipe*

DICE is also involved with the development, read up to cure your ignorance.

I know that this is an odd place to come out and say this, but I can't read.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline
15. Re: Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline Feb 25, 2015, 05:45 Slick
 
Battlefield Hardly is the new frontrunner, step up your meme game people!

I have a funny story you guys might enjoy, I'm browsing the PS Store on my PS4, and i come across the Hardly deluxe edition. $79.99 in Canada, yippee. but then i come across this header to the BFH overview, I could take a photo but that's too much work, just trust me when i say this is verbatim:

"Pre-order Battlefield(tm) Hardline Deluxe Edition now!

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW."

hoo boy. have fun with that one.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline
11. Re: Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline Feb 25, 2015, 00:05 Slick
 
Julio wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 21:17:
I Have more hopes for the Star Wars mod version coming up.

It's official, at 21:17 Feb 24th, 2015 it happened:

There are no new games, everything from here on out is "just a mod"

We did it! we've reached the existential singularity!

also, i think "Battlefield Hardsell" is in the lead. keep em coming. I expect something as good as "Collar Dookie" for CoD:Ghosts


 
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