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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
18. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 29, 2015, 17:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 16:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 12:59:
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 12:09:
On a related note, Texas Democratic state senator Wendy Davis took to Twitter to take SXSW 2016 organizers to task about their decision on the panels.

“Women face harassment & misogyny in gaming. That @sxsw empowers aggressors in defeating discourse is disturbing.”


Really? And she knows this how? What's her first hand experience in the matter? And what about men who experience discrimination and misandry from women? Oh right, they don't matter.
Probably because there's a ton of examples of it all over the net. Saying that only first-hand experience counts is nonsensical. While guys may get some abuse like that, there's infinitely fewer cases of it, just based on sheer numbers of men vs women in gaming.

Bullshit.

The Pew online harassment study, based on a survey of nearly 3,000 Internet users last June, found that 44 percent of men and 37 percent of women had experienced some form of online abuse, from name-calling to physical threats and stalking. The biggest gender gap was in the fairly mild category of being called offensive names, experienced by nearly a third of men on the Internet but only 22 percent of female users. However, more men—10 percent, compared to 6 percent of women—also reported being physically threatened.
http://time.com/3546044/online-harassment-affects-men-too/

Cutter is right... you're just making shit up...

Now try coming up with a relevant study. Davis specially said women face harassment in gaming. If you're just browsing CNN and Facebook, you're probably not going to get harassed.

Cutter is well past the denial event horizon, and like I said, even if I find him some links when I get home, he still wouldn't care. He doesn't even dispute that.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 29, 2015, 14:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 13:14:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 12:59:
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 12:09:
On a related note, Texas Democratic state senator Wendy Davis took to Twitter to take SXSW 2016 organizers to task about their decision on the panels.

“Women face harassment & misogyny in gaming. That @sxsw empowers aggressors in defeating discourse is disturbing.”


Really? And she knows this how? What's her first hand experience in the matter? And what about men who experience discrimination and misandry from women? Oh right, they don't matter.
Probably because there's a ton of examples of it all over the net. Saying that only first-hand experience counts is nonsensical. While guys may get some abuse like that, there's infinitely fewer cases of it, just based on sheer numbers of men vs women in gaming.

And just like her you feel it's alright to lie. Where is your evidence for any of these claims? Oh right, you have none. Hey, I can make up shit to support my POV too. Did you know 97% of all males have experienced some form of discrimination and misandry from females at some point in their lives? And the moon landing was faked too because I just know that for a fact and don't have to prove any of my claims.

Yeah, not gonna play that game with you. If you think that there aren't a ton of examples out there, you're even more deluded than I thought. I'm not going to go hunt for the links from work, but it probably doesn't matter. I could come back with a hundred examples and it wouldn't make a bit of difference to you anyway.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 29, 2015, 12:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2015, 12:09:
On a related note, Texas Democratic state senator Wendy Davis took to Twitter to take SXSW 2016 organizers to task about their decision on the panels.

“Women face harassment & misogyny in gaming. That @sxsw empowers aggressors in defeating discourse is disturbing.”


Really? And she knows this how? What's her first hand experience in the matter? And what about men who experience discrimination and misandry from women? Oh right, they don't matter.
Probably because there's a ton of examples of it all over the net. Saying that only first-hand experience counts is nonsensical. While guys may get some abuse like that, there's infinitely fewer cases of it, just based on sheer numbers of men vs women in gaming.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 & Pre-Sequel Patch Plans
2. Re: Borderlands 2 & Pre-Sequel Patch Plans Oct 29, 2015, 11:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I may go back and do a couple of DLCs that I hadn't gotten around to.

Haven't picked up BtPS yet. Maybe next time there's a good sale.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Today
13. Re: Overwatch Beta Today Oct 27, 2015, 23:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
My only concern about this game, aside from balance issues making it less than fun, is whether they're going to make it P2W in any way. If they avoid that, it may have a chance. If any company has shown it can compete in saturated markets, it's Blizzard. That kinda makes me afraid that they may also be one of the few that can get away with P2W. But if it goes that way, I sure won't be playing.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Oct 27, 2015, 23:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 23:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 21:50:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 19:06:
Quantic Dream's (Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) next interactive drama game will be Detroit: Become Human.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL2gW7hmXu4
http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/27/9622386/quantic-dream-detroit-ps4


New take on "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and again no PC release eh?

I think the flood of AI wants/thinks it's human stories is just getting started. It almost seems like it's all I play these days considering the last games I put any time into were Talos Principle and SOMA. Also I really liked that Automata movie last year.

I just watched Ex Machina a few weeks ago. Great movie! Haven't played Talos Principle yet, but I own it and it's probably first up once my Steam Link arrives
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Preload Plans
21. Re: Fallout 4 Preload Plans Oct 27, 2015, 00:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 22:53:
I liked JA2. I think Alpha Protocol, despite having pretty bad gameplay sections, did a great job at really tying things together as well. But neither one of those sold well either. :\

I was just going to mention Alpha Protocol. Yeah, there was some weirdness with the mouse control in the hacking parts and a few other missteps, but I finished that game 3 times. In a row. I **NEVER** do that. I'm like the others here that never finished Skyrim or Oblivion. I only finished FO:NV once, and I think that's mainly because I was home sick for a few days.

If they'd managed to work a few bugs out before release instead of in patches later, I think Alpha Protocol would have done a lot better in sales. It's really a great game and I'd love to see another one like it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 23, 2015, 21:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 20:23:
Interesting article on a lot of levels. However, seeing a pedestrians always have the right of way then the vehicle must be programmed to risk the passengers instead. The needs of the many and all that.
If a car is headed towards a pack of pedestrians at unstoppable speed, then someone fucked up. I sure as hell wouldn't buy a car that might decide to sacrifice me, even if whatever happened wasn't my fault. This is definitely going to be some hellishly complex stuff to deal with. I don't envy the people who have to figure this stuff out.

In the end, I wonder if we'll even know how the cars are really programmed though. Look at VW. They successfully resisted attempts to gain access to their software by experts wanting to vet it. Of course now we see they had a pretty good reason (to them, not us) to want to avoid that. I suspect the situation would be much the same if people wanted to know how these self-driving cars are programmed to behave.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground Early Access
4. Re: Descent: Underground Early Access Oct 22, 2015, 20:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 19:26:
Wasn't there some concern that this would be pay to win? Maybe I'm remembering wrong. As long as they offer SP, I'm good.
They scrapped their microtransaction plans after fans complained loudly, so looks like that issue is taken care of. Not sure if it was ever going to be P2W, but apparently people didn't even want microtransaction skins and such.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Just Cause 3
7. Re: Gone Gold - Just Cause 3 Oct 22, 2015, 20:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I wouldn't want to play JC2 on a console. Being able to accurately aim the grappling hook is way too important. Nothing beats a mouse for that. Really looking forward to JC3 now  
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News Comments > Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries Revived by Rebellion
2. Re: Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries Revived by Rebellion Oct 21, 2015, 13:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I was interested in this game. I hope Rebellion can fix it up.  
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News Comments > Tales from the Borderlands Episode 5 Released
4. Re: Tales from the Borderlands Episode 5 Released Oct 21, 2015, 01:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Hope this works well with Steam Link. This is the kind of game I can play on my couch  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2015, 21:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 14:04:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 01:45:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 22:14:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 21:44:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 17:31:
Lindsey Lohan, so smart she doesn't realize that she won't be eligible for multiple reasons, including felony convictions and age.
Well, she is talking about 2020, but yeah even for the Jan 20, 2021 inauguration she would be just shy -- born July 2 1986 according to Wikipedia.

I have to admit though, I didn't know there was a law preventing federal elected service for felons. Assuming you're correct, it's not terribly surprising, I just didn't have actual knowledge of an existing law.

There is no law I am aware of, but good luck getting anybody to back you with that felony on your record.

Then again, this is America. Hillary is basically running on an "elect the first woman president" platform, so what the fuck do I know.

Being one of the only ones running that actually seems sane is a rather nice boon for her as well. She mostly just has to wait out the GOP crowd and see what's left standing over there, and then beat them to death with their own words during the primary.

On the other hand, that's a strategy so simple that only a Democrat could fuck it up.

If you think Hillary sounds sane...well, you are beyond my ability to convince you of anything.

Seems like that's more attributable to your abilities than anything about me Unless you're aware of some particularly crazy shit she's said or done, I think the reams of crazy coming from the other folks has her soundly beat in that department.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2015, 01:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 22:14:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 21:44:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 17:31:
Lindsey Lohan, so smart she doesn't realize that she won't be eligible for multiple reasons, including felony convictions and age.
Well, she is talking about 2020, but yeah even for the Jan 20, 2021 inauguration she would be just shy -- born July 2 1986 according to Wikipedia.

I have to admit though, I didn't know there was a law preventing federal elected service for felons. Assuming you're correct, it's not terribly surprising, I just didn't have actual knowledge of an existing law.

There is no law I am aware of, but good luck getting anybody to back you with that felony on your record.

Then again, this is America. Hillary is basically running on an "elect the first woman president" platform, so what the fuck do I know.

Being one of the only ones running that actually seems sane is a rather nice boon for her as well. She mostly just has to wait out the GOP crowd and see what's left standing over there, and then beat them to death with their own words during the primary.

On the other hand, that's a strategy so simple that only a Democrat could fuck it up.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 19, 2015, 00:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 12:28:
538 has been doing great work over the years.

Yeah, kinda makes me wish I didn't suck at statistics. Man, I hated that class in college. Gotta respect guys that get that stuff right.
 
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News Comments > Prey for the Gods Revealed
5. Re: Prey for the Gods Revealed Oct 19, 2015, 00:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Xero wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 20:52:
Shadows of the Colossus anyone?

Inquisitive
 
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News Comments > Steam Link Video
6. Re: Steam Link Video Oct 17, 2015, 02:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Hope they ship mine soon. I'm sure there will be some issues, but I think it'll do what I need it to do. It's basically a replacement for dragging my PC across the house so that I can play some fairly casual games on the couch with my wife. I've got a wired connection there, so hopefully it'll be work well enough.  
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News Comments > Steam Link Video
2. Re: Steam Link Video Oct 16, 2015, 21:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
For most games I couldn't care less about whether the sound is 5.1 or not. I'll mostly be playing casual games on my couch anyway. Anything more involved than that and I'd rather be on my PC with a mouse/keyboard.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released
39. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released Oct 15, 2015, 21:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dacron wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 04:22:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 11:35:
I loaded the game up last night. Spent a good hour or so looking at the attributes and skills to try to figure out how to build a good team. Still haven't figured out how to do that. From what I've heard, the game can be pretty hard on you if you screw up when creating your initial team. I'm not sure what skills will be most necessary, or how many points are needed in which attributes for each character.

I specialized each player with different weapon skills (people who joined late were trained in Assault/Sniper rifles due to power/abundance later in game) and usually different extra skills. Only as you add players to your party later in the game should you let them have the same weapon skills. That way you can take advantage of the weapons you find, aren't left with a rifle/pistol/etc... specialist who cant hit anything with a shotgun point blank cause that's all you have left for him to use. That and you'll be able to do everything, disarm, unlock locked items, hack computers, heal, revive etc... Provided you don't let them die.

Later in the game weapons are so abundant you can use/specialize according to damage as opposed to how often you'll see that type of weapon.

With my party, 1 guy lead with high perception, spotting traps, and a trap-disarmer followed, back up by rifles behind them in case we got ambushed. Really helped to spread out skills, you could basically do every 'action' in the world requiring higher ranked skills. I think the game made it easy to pass all skill checks if you spread out your skills (although losing a party member can sting at that point).

Thanks! That info helped. I started a new game and created a team. Did ok for the first few encounters, and then got my ass handed to me by a pack of gila monsters Those things are pretty fast and hard to kill. I have a melee guy, a leader type with shotgun skills, an AR guy and a sniper. I managed to kill 2 out of 5 of the gila monsters before they were poisoning and killing my dudes. Guess I need to learn better tactics or something.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released
36. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released Oct 14, 2015, 11:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I loaded the game up last night. Spent a good hour or so looking at the attributes and skills to try to figure out how to build a good team. Still haven't figured out how to do that. From what I've heard, the game can be pretty hard on you if you screw up when creating your initial team. I'm not sure what skills will be most necessary, or how many points are needed in which attributes for each character.  
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