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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale Day Four
11. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Day Four Nov 24, 2012, 18:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dev wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 18:36:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 18:34:
I was just trying to pick up Dishonored at GMG, but it won't let me buy it. No buy button on the game's page, and the buy button that was on the front page just led to a 404 error. Now the game doesn't seem to show up at all, even when searching for it.
As mentioned in the previous sale thread on blues, they announced that they ran out of keys, and were tryign to get more. More than likely they will put it back up then.

Or they are just getting hit way too much for their poor servers

Ahh ok, I missed that. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale Day Four
8. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Day Four Nov 24, 2012, 18:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I was just trying to pick up Dishonored at GMG, but it won't let me buy it. No buy button on the game's page, and the buy button that was on the front page just led to a 404 error. Now the game doesn't seem to show up at all, even when searching for it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 17:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I don't like P2W aspects if that's what he's talking about, but then I don't think I've supported any games that are doing that. I couldn't care less about the cosmetic stuff. If I really want it, I'll shell out for it. I thought the ships and stuff being offered in the Star Citizen KS were ridiculously overpriced and probably pushing the P2W boundary. For that price, I'd imagine they take a long time to get in game, so making them purchasable like that is rather shady.

I am, however, considering buying some pants for my templar in PoE once they start selling them
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's God Game Kickstarter
25. Re: Peter Molyneux's God Game Kickstarter Nov 21, 2012, 18:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yakubs wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 18:26:
This guy is the last person on Earth who should be given money on Kickstarter. His entire reputation revolves around promising everything and severely under-delivering. And then, as if that wasn't enough to ban him from using Kickstarter, he hasn't made a good game since the 90s.

Pretty much this. I'll wait and see if what he produces is any good before giving him my money. I'm not holding my breath either.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2012, 13:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
XCOM:EU on sale for 33% off. Time for me to pick it up, even though I don't have time to play it yet.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Launches
8. Re: PlanetSide 2 Launches Nov 20, 2012, 23:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
saluk wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 22:02:
I had a real hard time getting into the beta. I had similar problems in the first game, but the new one is even less intuitive somehow. I tried playing it for an hour, but just couldn't find the fun. Anyone have any tips?

I'm sure it's great for somebody...

Same here. I really couldn't figure out what I should be doing or even who to shoot at half the time. I'm wandering around some base, trying to figure out whether I'm supposed to be defending it or going off to attack someplace nearby or what. Oh, let me ask this nice person coming toward me.. *BLAM*

Sigh... maybe I just suck at this game or something, but without some kind of tutorial or primer on wtf to do, I don't think it's gonna work for me.
 
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News Comments > Strike Suit Zero Funded
4. Re: Strike Suit Zero Funded Nov 20, 2012, 13:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Never heard about this one. Looks like it could be cool, assuming it has enough depth to the combat mechanics. Guess I'll just have to wait and see how it turns out.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2012, 15:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm sticking with Win 7. It works well for me and I see no reason to give myself a headache by switching to 8. While it may offer a few improvements, it's overall a misstep for the PC desktop.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video
7. Re: Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video Nov 18, 2012, 19:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Looks sweet, but damn, those are some ridiculous prices for those add-on ships. I hope it can at least mostly live up to Roberts' ambitions. I'm in for $37. I'll just have to earn the other ships the hard way. Really can't justify paying that kind of cash for those.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM
44. Re: Star Citizen Passes $4.2MM Nov 18, 2012, 16:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
You know what I find weird? That they've already decided that the manual will be 42 pages....  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
28. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2012, 22:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Axis wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 22:38:
The 2 years of control sure as hell did happen. Most of those 2 years he got his couple of RINOs with some back room swag in a bag for PLENTY of political maneuvering which he 'got done', and then 4 months or so of supermajority to finalize the big votes. Pretty obvious stuff here.

I don't recall any republicans of any political power stating they were going to ensure he failed. I recall Rush Limbaugh stating he knew Obama was going to try to "Fundamentally Transform America" and hope'd he'd fail.

Dems got hammered for the exact reason I already said - his months when he had supermajority to push his 2 year planned agenda got people sick to their stomach. How their pompus asses just kept pushing garbage down while the media spun it as so wonderful. Most people 'got it', and voted for the change that was needed. Can't change history, pretty obvious here too.

Obama did virtually nothing effective to help slow or reverse the recession -- Americans did 'despite' his blowing our money on his 'stimulus', and his focus on alternate energy, climate change, health care take over, class warfare, securing votes, on and on. Key is he did everything with zero transparency and massive debt increases, and almost none of it helped a recession.

Calling what we're seeing with our friends and neighbors a recovery is laughable. Perhaps you should ask around.
Considering it was 10 years of Republican rule that got us to that point in the first place, what's laughable is suggesting that following their policies would get us out of it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
25. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2012, 21:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 21:22:
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 20:14:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 20:03:
Cutter wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 19:40:
Lol I love when the right-wing fascist, bigots, and racists try to call other people on hating what they represent as if them being bigots, racists, and fascists is perfectly acceptable in the first place. There is just no end to their hypocrisy.

As I keep saying here, "be tolerant of my intolerance!"

Also surprised at how often some people equate a religion of white people to any other race. "It's bad to mock black people, a minority mostly in poverty, but ok to mock a religion that's the majority in this country? I don't understand history or context, so I don't get why this is so!"

Alot of those black people are religious as well, do you hate them too? Or is that a conflict of interest.

When did I say I hate religious people. I didn't even use "hate."

You're the one that keeps acting like a victim in this thread. On this board. "How come you guys can make fun of Christians!? No fair, no fair!"

Like I said, he's not actually arguing with you. He's arguing with this straw guy with a "Hello, my name is Beamer" tag that he stuck to his chest. He doesn't need to hear what you have to say because he's already decided what you believe. It's much easier for him that way.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Patch Adds New Pets
2. Re: Torchlight 2 Patch Adds New Pets Nov 15, 2012, 21:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 21:19:
Oh, man, so now I have to start a new character... It's badger time!

Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
23. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2012, 21:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Axis wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 20:13:

The major divisive point is pretty clear - when Obama had complete control and shoved 2 years of agenda down the throats of Americans.
The 2 years of control thing didn't happen. Please stop repeating that nonsense. It's tired.

Axis wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 20:13:
Up until that point, many conservatives were happy to give him a shot as the 2008 election proved.
Depends on how you define conservative. The Republicans sure weren't willing to give him any chance at all, as they explicitly stated they were going to ensure that he failed. They made a super-majority a necessity to get anything at all done, and the Dems didn't have it.

Axis wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 20:13:
But we saw the writing on the wall pretty quick, and the 2010 elections sent the message. I don't know why anyone thinks that would change with reelecting him again. Maybe it will a little, just in an effort to get the country more on track fiscally even if some bad policy is accepted and Americans make it work.
2010 elections sent the message that things were fucked up, which we knew, but it wasn't until after the 2008 election that we actually knew how seriously bad things were fucked up. Dems got hammered over that for some reason. Maybe because people thought the Tea Party was some kind of refreshing change. Of course that's also before they really got to see how truly crazy most of them are, and how they just made things worse.

We've been coming out of the recession and things have been getting steadily better, but there's still a lot of crap that needs to get done before we can really be on solid footing again. Fixing the tax code (and maybe deal with the damn AMT permanently FFS??), dealing with the long-term issues of SS and Medicare, investing in infrastructure, and coming up with some kind of plan for education that doesn't involve us sliding farther down the international rankings.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2012, 19:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dades wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 19:12:
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 19:02:
Cutter wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 16:56:
What tears? Well, no surprise with you as usual because you're severely deluded as usual. You and your jackbooted ilk stop hating in general and we'll stop hating you, ok?


lol so easy with you. So much hate! You're not related to Bill Maher are you? wah wah wah The GOP's fault, wah wah wah conservatives hate everyone, wah wah wah but but religious people are so bad, except the Muslims who are the ones actually committing crimes based on a book! wah wah wah.

What's sad is instead of talking about any of the actual issues we face, you folks are too busy calling everyone a bigot or hateful who doesn't follow your socialism ideology.

You lost, get over it.

- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!

RT never tires of attacking the veritable army of straw men he's constructed to represent anyone who doesn't think the way he does.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2012, 12:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Axis wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 12:05:
Good thing republicans squashed that bill.

Bad thing liberals are promoting Agenda 21 like hotcakes. See ya in chains!
They squashed this one. Where were they when Bush was passing this kind of stuff?

Bad thing is that some of it is needed, but it goes too far in giving them the ability to snoop anything and everything without a warrant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2012, 10:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Wow. I'd be seriously pissed if I had bought their software and had something like that happen. Definitely a company to avoid.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
236. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2012, 23:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 22:15:
Well, it appears that my suggestion for compromise MIGHT be an actual possibility. Of course, considering the source you might want to take it with a salt shaker's worth of salt. I can't find the story anywhere else - I tried though.

Bob Corker, one of the key negotiators is my state senator and is one of the compromsers I mentioned that the majority of the Republican party faithful revile, so it may possibly come to pass.

I heard basically the same thing on NPR earlier, so it seems they may be making progress. Of course last time Boehner and the President came to an agreement, he wasn't able to sell it to the House. Hopefully he'll have some better leverage over them this time. I would hope the RNC would be backing him and giving him the power he needs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
230. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2012, 21:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 21:37:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 20:43:
Prez wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 19:04:
Well, what I am seeing two parties dropping anchor and refusing to budge from their positions, which belies the overwhelming judgment of those here who emphatically insist that it's only the GOP that won't compromise. Neither party is blameless in the stalemate by my estimation. When is the last time Harry Reid talked about compromise?

It's the problem with politics today - the constituency elects hard-nosed idealists and looks at candidates willing to compromise as weak.

Umm... what exactly do you want the Democrats to offer? They've already offered like 3 or 4 to one cuts to revenues. Republicans said no, they'd only accept 0 revenues. That was a long while back. Now they've tightened up again and are talking 2-3 to 1 cuts to revenues. Republicans still say they won't accept revenue increases. So we can't even begin to negotiate what or how much to cut when the Republicans won't budge at all on revenues. They've already pledged to do what Norquist wants, not what's best for the country. They've painted themselves into a corner.

That's what the public - you and me - hear. Through the sensationalist media. I would expect that instead of trading public jabs to score political points on the nightly news these clowns would get behind closed doors and actually do some negotiating. And another thing; cuts are not concessions; in the mess we are in they are an absolute necessity and a foregone conclusion. The Democrats are not yielding anything. The two parties need to sit down and work out what exactly will be cut instead of whoring themselves to the media. In union negotiations at work the two parties will present an unyielding stance upfront but with ardent negotiation sooner or later compromises are always reached. That's what negotiating is, and the Democrats are no more willing to do it than the Republicans are. Obama needs to force these guys to the table and fight it out. Enough of the media showboating.
Like I said, when the Republicans are saying that revenues are off the table, that's obstructing. Democrats haven't put anything off the table. That's not obstructing. There's room to negotiate there. Republicans need to stop saying that anything is completely off the table before any real negotiations can begin. It's just a ridiculous stance, even if it is just for public consumption. None of us knows what's going on behind closed doors, but we can all see that the Republicans are publicly being obstructionist, as they've been all along on a whole variety of issues.

At this point I'm starting to lean towards letting the sequestration happen. I know it's risky, but I'm sick of the bullshit that Boehner's group is pulling. I'm sick of filibuster threats and black and white views of everything, and I'm sick of their delusional view of things. I'm starting to be willing to see the deep cuts happen, just so the Republicans will lose all the Bush tax cuts, and then we can start fresh. Then we can cut taxes for the middle class. Then we can strategically restore funding where it's needed.

Of course I can easily see them refusing even tax cuts for the middle class if they can't get them for the very wealthy too. Just going by their current refusal to give even the slightest bit on taxes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
228. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2012, 20:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 19:04:
Well, what I am seeing two parties dropping anchor and refusing to budge from their positions, which belies the overwhelming judgment of those here who emphatically insist that it's only the GOP that won't compromise. Neither party is blameless in the stalemate by my estimation. When is the last time Harry Reid talked about compromise?

It's the problem with politics today - the constituency elects hard-nosed idealists and looks at candidates willing to compromise as weak.

Umm... what exactly do you want the Democrats to offer? They've already offered like 3 or 4 to one cuts to revenues. Republicans said no, they'd only accept 0 revenues. That was a long while back. Now they've tightened up again and are talking 2-3 to 1 cuts to revenues. Republicans still say they won't accept revenue increases. So we can't even begin to negotiate what or how much to cut when the Republicans won't budge at all on revenues. They've already pledged to do what Norquist wants, not what's best for the country. They've painted themselves into a corner.
 
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