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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > New Year's Metaverse
5. Re: Broadband price hikes. Jan 2, 2013, 04:14 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 21:54:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 21:18:
Kitkoan wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 20:24:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 17:43:
Why? Because they can. They're a monopoly in most places.

Hey, according to their highly paid lobbyists, they are in a healthy competition environment...

The world would be abetter place if they couldn't lobby. It has gotten so far out of control. I don't see how it is even legal, laws are now written by special interest groups....so sad.

The reality of it is the US isn't a democracy anymore and hasn't been for years. Its a crony capitalist nation borderlining a corporatocracy. More and more laws are made for the big business against the people, and will continue until there is a major shake up. But for that level of a shake up, it would take almost a revolution (which is what big business it trying to make sure can't happen, with more and more control over the internet and personal devices.)

The game is definitely rigged for the corporations.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM
33. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 03:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dev wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 19:26:
PHJF wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 18:47:
Heck why stop at hundreds of thousands? I say a minimum of four hundred trillion. That's not too much of a reach, really.
Since thats just a bit more than the population, I'd say it is.

Not really. I pirated it 59254 times. I'm sure that's about average for most people.
 
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News Comments > Dune II Web Revival
8. Re: Dune II Web Revival Dec 30, 2012, 21:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I remember spending countless hours playing Dune II back when it first came out. I tried it again years later, but yeah, the interface is painful, and it's been surpassed in gameplay many times over since then. Great game in its time though.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Randi Zuckerberg Dec 27, 2012, 14:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
@Sepharo
I was about to mention that point as well (and someone else already mentioned it below). I think the main issue here is that this kind of thing happens all the time to all kinds of people. People have been complaining to FB about it for years. So it's easy for someone to be especially frustrated to hear it coming from her, especially claiming that it's just simple human decency after all the very non-decent things FB has done.

Edit: quotes seemed to be jacked at the moment
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance Online Updated
5. Re: Jagged Alliance Online Updated Dec 21, 2012, 12:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Damn, that sounds horrible. Pass.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Hammerlock DLC Next Month
10. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 20, 2012, 11:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 11:44:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 11:31:
BL 1.5? That is just saying they stayed true to the franchise.

Nobody said that was intended as a negative label, sheesh.

The term does seem to be used that way most commonly though.
 
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News Comments > HAWKEN Beta Opens
4. Re: HAWKEN Beta Opens<br> The <a href= Dec 13, 2012, 11:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bummer. Yet another promising title turned into crap.  
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News Comments > Spike VGAs
6. Re: Spike VGAs Dec 8, 2012, 19:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Couldn't care less about the awards, but I did pick up about 5 more golden keys from the Gearbox twitter posts after BL2 won a few categories.  
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News Comments > Gollop on X-COM Remake
47. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 29, 2012, 17:47 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I do get annoyed that my snipers tend to miss 90%+ shots fairly regularly. That's just kind of ridiculous. They need to revisit the calculations for those I think. If a sniper has a clear line of sight to something less than 100 yards away, and the target isn't something crazy fast, he should have essentially a 100% chance. My guys miss zombies at 20 yards  
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News Comments > Gollop on X-COM Remake
28. Re: Gollop on X-COM Remake Nov 28, 2012, 16:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 16:34:
The new X-COM is a dream come true for me. It's not entirely the full X-COM experience because it lacks some pretty significant staples of the series (I absolutely LOVED the base invasions - they were gloriously challenging and tense and I miss them terribly) but what is there is exquisite. I was a major skeptic about this game but a few regulars pushed me into buying it (thanks djLith!) and I absolutely loved it. The enemy re-designs are across-the-board fantastic, and I am a convert of the new 2-action-per-turn system, even though when announced I thought they were sacrilege (how could they remove my action points????). I can't give enough kudos to Firaxis on the job they did with this modern-day remolding of a classic franchise.

Yeah, I just got started with the game, but I'm loving it so far too. The game just feels right. Maybe they'll add some kind of base invasion component in a future expansion or something
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods
10. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 11:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
necrosis wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 10:37:
I wonder if they are doing this because the cheat detection is a tad overzealous.

Can't wait for false bans.

It pretty much has to be. Cheat detection is hard, even when you don't give players the ability to blame things on legitimate mods. Any mods at all should be a banable offense. Keep things simple and the playing field level.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 27, 2012, 19:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I don't have the patience to wade through the vast mountain of crap on sale to find the one or two things I might actually want. It's just not worth the time.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2012, 20:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 20:02:
Oh goodie, GOG supports Window 8. One good reason for me not to support GOG.

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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale Day Four
55. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Day Four Nov 25, 2012, 12:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I use a CC for almost all online purchases. I've bought quite a few games from GMG with no problems. Just bought a couple more yesterday in fact. Most CCs offer some sort of fraud protection anyway.

I've actually had a problem with mine before though. Someone apparently went on a shopping spree out in California with my card number. Not sure how they did it, but they apparently bought a bunch of nice clothes (well, I assume based on the cost, I didn't actually get to critique their purchases). I called Amex and disputed the charges and they removed them all from my bill and sent me a new card.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 18:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 17:50:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 17:44:

I am, however, considering buying some pants for my templar in PoE once they start selling them

Off topic but I finally got some time to install and play the PoE beta. I am impressed - very tight for a beta. If not for the annoying chat that goes on incessantly in the chat window it feels like a very solid singleplayer ARPG so far.

You can hide the global chat so that you just see whispers and party chat. I'm just waiting for open beta to start now so that we get all the third act areas to play in. Best arpg I've played since D2.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale Day Four
14. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Day Four Nov 24, 2012, 18:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 18:38:
Wowbagger - Do you want me to buy it for you and give you the key? You can get me back whenever.

EDIT: Damn that's right. They announced they had run out of keys yesterday. There's no 25% off coupon, but Gamestop and Gamefly have it for $30. Amazon has the retail version for $25 last I checked.

Thanks for offering It's a Steamworks game, right? So it'll have a Steam key with the retail copy? I haven't bought a retail game in so long, I might not remember how to open the box :-/
 
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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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