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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 15, 2015, 18:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 13:42:
Woohoo! I have high hopes for this game and am glad I backed it.

Same here. Really looking forward to the new magic and matrix gameplay. Should be a great game! Hope they keep producing more campaigns and improving the underlying game with each.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises
17. Re: Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises Feb 11, 2015, 00:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Seems like just another case of fools and their money. Seriously, this is Molyneux. WTF are people thinking giving him money?  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
15. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 9, 2015, 22:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Axis wrote on Feb 8, 2015, 12:52:
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2015, 21:49:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 7, 2015, 21:18:

Not true at all. They vote quite in opposition to each other most of the time. The Dems are no saints, but they come down on the side of the "people" more often than the Repigs.

Democrats take fish from one and give it to another, and try to put laws in place that allow fish "distribution". Republicans show all people how to fish and put laws in place that make people responsible for their own actions.


Rolleyes

You can't possibly believe that, right? Republicans talk about smaller government and responsibility, but what they actually push for is nothing even close to that. Do a little research on size of government under previous administrations. Then maybe you can also explain how Republicans plan to hold any corporation responsible for anything once they've gutted the government agencies that might have the ability to do so, and passed all the laws they want to hobble trial attorneys, whom they've long demonized. You're delusional if you buy anything they're saying.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2015, 09:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
That GTA V blooper live mod is pretty good  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Feb 5, 2015, 12:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 23:32:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 23:03:
Fell into a coma from an allergic reaction from a simple medical procedure? Wow! I'm curious what it was. Obviously it wasn't so simple. That's too bad, I quite enjoyed RvB when it first came out.


Probably a reaction to the anesthesia.

Don't they have some way to test for that before putting you under?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 5, 2015, 11:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 11:15:
Blackhawk wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 11:03:
This is why the ad blocker stays up regardless of the site, regardless of how guilty they make me feel.

Ditto. I try to support Blue when I shop at Amazon, when I remember, but Adblock is never going to be disabled. Ever. I've even suggested that he offer a small yearly sub fee that I would happily pay if that meant he received revenue to keep the site running.

I've been using the Amazon link from Blue's for purchases lately. I just have no idea whether it's actually doing anything or not. What if I have some items in my cart already? Would be nice to have some indication when finalizing the purchase that the referral is noted.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Feb 5, 2015, 00:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Watched people playing this game at PAX South. Looked like a lot of fun. Even my wife was interested Think I'll pick this up.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 4, 2015, 01:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
PropheT wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 01:14:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 00:39:
Posts like these would make sense if there wasn't two separate tournaments.

Well, I wasn't kidding about not knowing much about it...I figured "all feminine tournament" meant the tournament was only using female characters. I really don't follow e-sports at all.

On the other hand, I'm not sure it changes anything... I guess it didn't occur to me that they would separate the field between male and female participants for e-sports when there's no real difference to give an advantage to justify it.

Yeah, I didn't read the article either, and had the same problem. Why are they having separate gender-based tournaments to begin with?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 3, 2015, 23:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
We are talking about "e-sports" here. Does anyone really have an unfair advantage?  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 31, 2015, 14:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:11:
xHamster blows anyway.
So xHamster is basically Flash porn clips with shitty quality and malware to boot? Why would anyone go there? Seems like even torrent sites would be a much better option.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox
9. Re: Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox Jan 30, 2015, 20:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 19:44:
qsto wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 19:31:
harlock wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 19:19:
Gadzooks wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 19:15:
Yup... and as for Jack.. the script + the voice actor = Best video game villian for the past 15 years. At least imo.

lolwut
Yeah lol, I could just throw Vaas Montenegro off the top of my head without even trying, Bob Page if I just try a little... Alduin, GLaDOS, maybe?! Sheez!

1) It's an opinion, and it's subjective

2) Bob Page wasn't memorable at all. I played that game 4 times and still didn't know who he was and had to look up the name

3) Vaas was ok, but nowhere near as entertaining or memorable to me

4) GLaDOS is definitely a strong nominee, but I still give it to Handsome Jack

Agree completely. I didn't remember Bob either, even though I played through the game many times. I liked Vaas, but he wasn't nearly as entertaining as Jack. GLaDOS was a close second I think
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2015, 13:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I wonder if this issue will precipitate a price drop on 970s. I'd been considering one to replace my current lemon r9 280x which has bad artifacting problems.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 28, 2015, 16:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 15:21:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 15:13:
As long as this supposedly functioning system continues to shield the bad apples and other connected folks from equal consequences to those that regular people face, it is broken.

I don't think any bad apple was shielded here so *shrug* and no one said the system was perfect but likewise it doesn't feel broken to me. If this guy was actually shielded and still working then I would be as upset as others. Regardless I'm not trying to champion law enforcement as a whole here, I just think that the punishment fits the crime in this case.

Two things. First, I think his sentence is lighter than a regular person would have received. No two cases are going to be identical, but we've seen people getting jail time for this kind of thing, and those cases didn't even involve an abuse of power or violation of rights by government agent like this one.

Second, this is hardly the only case where a cop has been shielded by the system. In fact, if it weren't for other cases of abuse by the CHP coming to light recently, and increasing the amount of scrutiny by the media, this probably would have been swept under the rug too. I'm glad these things are starting to get more attention now. But we have a LONG way to go to reform the system. Getting rid of the bullshit grand jury system for dealing with police and other government officials would be a good start.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 28, 2015, 15:13 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 14:07:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 13:50:
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge that there are good, even great, professional officers of the law who bust their asses to keep the public safe and do their job ethically. However, those men and women now seem to be very much in the minority

Quite the opposite, we wouldn't have a functioning system of government if that was the case. It's easy to snipe headlines and simply ignore that the majority perform admirably under challenging conditions every day doing a job that most of us don't want to.

As long as this supposedly functioning system continues to shield the bad apples and other connected folks from equal consequences to those that regular people face, it is broken. Hell, given the position of authority and abuse of that power, cops should face more severe penalties, not less.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 26, 2015, 20:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, Kittens is just ridiculous. I did buy in for $35, just because it seemed like it would be a fun game to play when we want something simple (and have probably been drinking a fair bit). Seemed kinda like a fast version of Munchkin  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 26, 2015, 18:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
That's the stretch goal I really wanted to see. The Matrix really needed some more depth and personality. Good to see them beefing up that aspect. Can't wait for this to be released!  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
9. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 23, 2015, 22:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I think people are realizing that crowdfunding isn't a panacea, so hopefully they'll be smarter about what they throw money at. I think the concept will remain solid though and people will continue to fund things that they really want to see happen. I've gotten some good games out of Kickstarter, and no failures so far. I've actually started backing a few non-game projects now too, so I'll have to see how those turn out. I like having the option to back these projects though.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
21. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 21, 2015, 14:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 20:30:
nin wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 20:19:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 20:17:
Goal: $10K
1st Day Funding, $1M+.
That's 10,000% funded.

I know The Oatmeal is beloved and all, but what the actual fuck?

Kind of breaks one of the modern board / card game rules, which is don't kick someone out the game (might not matter too much of rounds are fast). Still, it looks intriguing and fun. I used to love playing the Mad card game when I was a kid, and this has a similar vibe.

New update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens/posts/1112751


Thanks, nin. I hope they don't do stretch goals. None are needed. And I'm glad they don't have silly tiers like "$10,000 - Matt drives to your house and gives you a ride in his Tesla!" The game sounds completely designed and play-tested, if it's ready to go, just print and ship once the KS is up. I'm very tempted, even if a little tapped out after xmas.

They've already exceeded their goal by orders of magnitude. Seems like anything they would put up as a stretch goal should already be included. Short of diamond-dusted card backs, what else are they gonna do?
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Ban Warnings
7. Re: Path of Exile Ban Warnings Jan 21, 2015, 13:24 Wowbagger_TIP
 
garrywong wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 08:15:
I wonder how bad the game is if some people have to resort to a cheating tool that incorporates some kind of "quality of life" improvements...
My understanding is that people aren't using it for quality of life, but to find things like corrupted areas and such to get the lootz.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Ban Warnings
2. Re: Path of Exile Ban Warnings Jan 20, 2015, 19:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, I hope they're doing well too. I buy a supporter pack about twice a year just to chip in. It's nice that you don't have to, but I do want to see the game continue. Some of the Mtxs are pretty cool too.  
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