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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > Stardock Plans "At Least" Two Game Announcements
45. Re: Stardock Plans Apr 11, 2013, 11:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
draginol wrote on Apr 10, 2013, 19:59:
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2013, 19:39:

Though it amuses me that UPS said they were boycotting Fox News, and, annoyed at this censorship, Brad had his corporation boycott UPS.
Isn't that just a tiny bit hypocritical?

"Your corporation is practicing censorship with its boycott, so my corporation has to boycott yours!"

I tend to think of boycotts as being about giving something up. If I have two shippers to choose from and one of them is using their advertising dollars to try to influence someone else's speech then I'll pick the one that doesn't. UPS was trying to use their ad dollars to influence speech. I don't like that.

I'm not trying to stop a company or a person from saying whatever they want. That was my point. The answer to speech you don't like is more speech. At the time, I time, I hadn't really heard of Glenn Beck. I don't watch much TV. Why people think I'm a fan of Glenn Beck is beyond me.

While I agree the whole thing was overblown, I'm really failing to see how this approach is any different than what UPS was doing. They didn't want their money being used to support a racist jackass saying all kinds of retarded things on TV. How is it not their absolute right to redirect those dollars to someplace where they won't have to be associated with the kind of toxic craziness promoted by Beck?
 
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News Comments > Steam and DRM-Free Shadowrun Returns in June
4. Re: Steam and DRM-Free Shadowrun Returns in June Apr 10, 2013, 09:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
vrok wrote on Apr 10, 2013, 09:35:
It's a damn shame that mods will only be available through Steam, but I'm really looking forward to the game regardless. Hopefully some kind of hack will be developed to make it possible without Steam.
I have no problem using Steam for this. DRM or not, it makes things easy for me. Haven't been this excited for a game release in quite a while.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
30. Re: Morning Interviews Apr 9, 2013, 10:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 9, 2013, 07:52:
sliv wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 16:24:
Used to game a lot, got married, bought a house, had kids, hardly have time to play anymore; gaming simply took a backseat. Kids are too young to watch me play the more mature games on PS3, mostly play the kiddie games on the Wii U with my 4-year-old for about 30 minutes at a time.

I can't speak for everyone (who really can?) but for me, I'm no longer the demo for gaming companies anymore. I have no time for it. I have three jobs, one full-time to make money and the other two are all-time being a husband and daddy. I wish I had time to play and sometimes when the kids are asleep, I'll turn on GOW for an hour of hack n' slash, but that's few and very far between. Still like to peek on Blue's to see anything interesting, but seems like the only news that pertains to me is all the companies I know and love(d) are all closing shop these days. C'est la vie.

This! Although deqer is clearly projecting from his mothers basement, he does have a point although Im guessing not one he intended to make. Gaming does take away from your available time. Anyone who denies that is rather oblivious to how little free time most of us all truly have, after all there are only so many hours in a day. Im not married, but I do have a day-job, play guitar in two bands for a little bit of extra cash but mostly to let of steam and Ive recently become very serious with my Gf...Shiit, Im lucky to get in an hour a day and lately Ive lost a lot of energy for my favorite hobby....I cant even imagine what it would be like with a wife and kids in the picture.

The trick is to have a shared hobby/sport or two that you can do together. Has worked pretty well for me. Although we don't have kids, which, from what I've seen of my friends who do, will definitely cut deeply into your free time.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Apr 8, 2013, 12:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Narf2029 wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 12:45:
I remember reading somewhere on KSP's website that the price will increase as they get closer to the release version.

I've been messing around with the demo. It's pretty fun, but gets tough once you get past just getting something into space and actually trying to make it orbit... that's when I start feeling like I need to go back to school

I did get one up into space and back down again safely... but that was mainly because I couldn't get it into an actual orbit... ran out of fuel because I had no idea what i was doing...
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarted
11. Re: Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarted Apr 8, 2013, 12:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 09:45:
Kicktraq says the average backer is $86.

Torment was $56
Wasteland 2 was $48
DF was $38
ShadowRun Returns (my current favorite) was $51


I'm in on WL2, Torment, Grim Dawn, and a couple others too I think, but SRR is the one I'm most anxious for. That's going to be the game that I drop everything for and probably play until my eyes bleed. Likely get into building stuff for it too. It just seems to be turning out really great.

 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Delay
6. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Delay Apr 3, 2013, 00:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm in at $50 right now, but considering going to the $75 level. Haven't decided yet...  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
2. Re: Morning Previews Mar 27, 2013, 10:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Looking forward to this. Will most likely grab it near release, after waiting long enough to make sure there's no show-stopping bugs. Since it's basically the same tech as before, that shouldn't be a problem though.  
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes in June
11. Re: Marvel Heroes in June Mar 26, 2013, 01:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
From what I've heard of their pricing, I think I'll pass on this. Unless the gameplay is just really amazing, which I doubt.  
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News Comments > Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 - Siberian Strike Next Week
18. Re: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 - Siberian Strike Next Week Mar 22, 2013, 19:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I tried the first game, and gave up on it after a short time. It didn't seem even remotely realistic. Snipers aren't supposed to be a one-man army who can take out every hostile on the map. But that's pretty much the game they created.  
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2013, 01:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on Mar 20, 2013, 23:35:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 20, 2013, 23:02:
Maybe I'm just not 'getting it' but why the fuck would I spend $9 on Duke Nukem?

I plan to grab it just for nostalgia - I played the hell out of it back in the day.
I remember back when I used to spend money on things just for nostalgia. Those were the days...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 19, 2013, 19:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 

That Minuum keyboard thing looks pretty interesting. Wonder if it's any easier than any of the other mobile keyboard things that I suck at.
 
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News Comments > E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Free DLC Soon
3. Re: E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Free DLC Soon Mar 15, 2013, 21:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I tried it when it first came out, but it seemed bizarre. I was probably missing a lot, but I couldn't make much sense of it.  
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News Comments > POE Boasts 2M Players; Patch Details; Supporter Packs Update
32. Re: POE Boasts 2M Players; Patch Details; Supporter Packs Update Mar 15, 2013, 18:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I backed Grim Dawn, so definitely looking forward to that one. Kickstarter games are practically the only ones I'm really excited about at this point. Should start seeing some of the good ones later this year.

Just got back into PoE. Hadn't played since a little while before OB started. Got a lvl 36 ranger going right now, almost done with Act 3. Been having terrible luck with drops though, which is why I'm kind of over-leveled at this point. Having fun with it though. Act 3 is definitely a lot different than the first 2 acts, which I'd played through many times already.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 4 in August
22. Re: Saints Row 4 in August Mar 15, 2013, 11:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
If it looks decent enough at release, I'll probably buy it. Hopefully the series will continue...  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2: New Content Details at PAX East; St. Paddy's Event This Weekend
3. Re: Borderlands 2: New Content Details at PAX East; St. Paddy's Event This Weekend Mar 15, 2013, 02:24 Wowbagger_TIP
 

I thought they said that raising the level cap would unbalance things. How are they avoiding that?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 14, 2013, 09:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
"Lawyer registered PopeFrancis.com 3 years ago"

What are they gonna do to him? He's already going to hell...
 
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
6. Re: Evening Q&As Mar 13, 2013, 23:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 22:53:
Kobalt wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 22:34:
Translation: someone more sucessful then us made a game we dont like so we are going to cry about it.

Did you even read the interview or just comment snipe the headline? His points are well founded and he's not really digging on Call of Duty itself so much as he's talking about how players want everything to be like it since its made everything effortless.

But Call of Doody lets me eat cake for breakfast if I want!!
 
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News Comments > Numenera Details
12. Re: Numenera Details Mar 13, 2013, 01:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 01:10:
Not sure I am ready to get as cynical as Cutter but I am nearing the end of my pledges for sure. I am hoping to see more soon from what I have spent already.

Just from what I've seen of Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns so far, I think I'm going to get more than my money's worth in games this year. I'm fairly choosey about the games I back, and so far things are looking very good!
 
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News Comments > Numenera Details
5. Re: Numenera Details Mar 12, 2013, 17:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I finally got off my butt and backed it. Actually I did that while still on my butt, but I think it still counts. In at the $50 level for now. Trying to decide if I want to go higher. Can get beta access at $75 I think, but not sure I even want that for a game like this.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Mar 9, 2013, 02:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I can't see any reason to have a shred of sympathy for anyone who gave EA money for this. It's their own damn fault for being stupid. They should have directed this letter at all of those people instead.  
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