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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
42. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 10, 2012, 09:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 09:32:
For Skyrim I'd be able to actually add texture to the pitiful looking snow and be able to fix the awful UI. So what?
Uhh, yeah, that and about a million other improvements, some of them utterly game-changing, and definitely for the better. If you never played Oblivion with a good set of mods, you missed playing a completely different, and vastly improved game.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Audience Award Voting
13. Re: BAFTA Audience Award Voting Feb 10, 2012, 00:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 20:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 19:33:
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 18:28:
Consoles rule at BAFTA! Batman for the PC was a mess and in no way is it GOTY material on that platform. Ditto for BF3.
A mess how?

I assume he means the DX11 issues. Even with patch it still chugs. I'm playing in DX9 now and I'm sure I'm not missing all that much but would still prefer to be playing a 2011 title with 2009's technology instead of 2004's.
Ahh, that would explain it. I played in DX9 and didn't have any problems.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Audience Award Voting
11. Re: BAFTA Audience Award Voting Feb 9, 2012, 19:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 18:28:
Consoles rule at BAFTA! Batman for the PC was a mess and in no way is it GOTY material on that platform. Ditto for BF3.
A mess how?
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Audience Award Voting
6. Re: BAFTA Audience Award Voting Feb 9, 2012, 15:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 15:10:
Popular and good are not always synonomous.

True, but in this case Human Revolution did sell quite well.
Would make more sense to have it there than the annual FIFA update.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
21. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 9, 2012, 14:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of mods are available by the time I get my PC working again sometime next week probably. I'm about ready to start another play-through of Skyrim, once I finish with SR3. 2 weeks of dead PC really sucks.

Anyone got any recommendations for good mods to use? I'm finding it rather hard to sort them out from the crap on Nexus.

Of course I'll be using SkyUI. A few others I'm thinking about are:
Val’s Crafting Meltdown
Quality World Map with Roads
Proudspire Manor – Dragonborn Edition
Enhanced Night Skyrim
Vurt's Skyrim Flora Overhaul

So what awesome mods am I missing? I'm thinking of playing a more melee-combat character this time, as my last was more of a stealthy archer/rogue.

 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
19. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 9, 2012, 13:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 13:40:
Slashman wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 13:15:
Jerykk wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 12:28:
I really hope they release these as free mods, like J.E. Sawyer did with his New Vegas mod.

I finally started this two nights ago, on the 360.

Why would you buy the console version of any Bethesda game..?

I second this! Why the hell would you????

Because the last place I think of as relaxing is sitting upright in a desk chair in my office. Computers no longer represent "fun" to me, they represent "work."
A computer running Skyrim represents fun to me. Don't hate the machine. A console running Skyrim represents unlimited frustration to me, when I see all the cool mods I can't use or bugs and annoying features I can't get fixed. Screw the couch. I have a comfy office chair. Couch gives my wife someplace to watch her shows or read while I have some gaming time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
4. Re: Morning Screenshots Feb 8, 2012, 11:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, things look less blurry than before... it's like the details in the old version were smudged.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
92. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 8, 2012, 00:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dammit. I just wish I could download the hi-rez pack and try it out! Unfortunately my PSU blew up last week (electrical flash/cloud of smoke/the works) and my replacement won't get delivered until Monday Bigcry

Of course then I just have to hope it didn't fry anything else in my system...
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
49. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 7, 2012, 18:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
justice7 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 16:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 15:56:
Ugh. There's no such thing as a FPS/TPS game where console controller is better. Thumb knobbies are horrible compared to mouse/kb precision. It's fine if that's what you like, but they certainly aren't better in any objective sense.

Yes, they are. The fact that you do not have variable movement speed with a keyboard is the pure limitation of its class of control. The difference here, is that the mouse has more accurate control of direction on an X,Y scale.

Since you cannot press 1/3 of WASD, it leaves something to be desired for a "perfect" control scheme.
Why would that be any kind of benefit in a FPS/TPS game? Even if it did convey a benefit, it certainly wouldn't outweigh the ridiculous loss of accuracy. That's been well-established when pitting console players against PC players.

justice7 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 16:24:
I'm as much of a PC Gamer as the next guy, quite adept with FPS gaming with the mouse, however the controller allows me to kick back on the big screen, surround sound and recliner; with PC graphics to boot. It's been said several times even here in Blues comments that the UI was made for a console. Well, the PC works as the best console on the planet.
UI made for console just means it is annoying and takes too long to get to anything, not that it actually works better with a controller. It's just designed with the limitations of a controller in mind.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
28. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 7, 2012, 15:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
justice7 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 15:33:
It took a while to get used to the idea that i'm not using a mouse, but the game was really designed to be played with the controller. The feedback, variable walk speed and menu's/ui all work better with the wireless 360 controller on PC.

So I'm getting the best of both worlds, PC Graphics/Modding with console controls on the tv/couch setup. Epic barely scratches the surface of how fun it is.
Ugh. There's no such thing as a FPS/TPS game where console controller is better. Thumb knobbies are horrible compared to mouse/kb precision. It's fine if that's what you like, but they certainly aren't better in any objective sense.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Website; Trailer
7. Re: Max Payne 3 Website; Trailer Feb 5, 2012, 02:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 5, 2012, 02:13:
Rockstar's last few ports were significantly delayed and ended up being half-assed regardless, so I'm pretty sure the delays have nothing to do with quality.
This is pretty much all that needs to be said. Since when is quality a priority for Rockstar?
 
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News Comments > On MechWarrior Online Role Warfare
9. Re: On MechWarrior Online Role Warfare Feb 2, 2012, 22:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 06:20:
I just read that and it closely resembles the gameplay roles and advancement with tanks in World of Tanks. Not a bad thing at all. However the Defense role is flawed from the outset, all mechs can and will defend (based on the situation on the battlefield, objectives etc. etc.).

They should replace defense with support, ie specialized long range mechs that take the form of artilliery. Ideally they should work in tandem with scouts, their weapons should have the ability to hone in on targets "lit up" by scout mechs.
I agree completely with this. That would make scouts actually useful, and add another layer of strategy and teamwork to the game.
 
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193. Re: etc. Feb 2, 2012, 02:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RailWizard wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 01:07:
Draugr wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 01:03:
RailWizard wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 22:44:
I should've clarified I was talking only about religion with regards to the 'argument'. My bad.

My comment about Majority similarly was about all religion, not just Christians, also more 'global' than just 'America'. Islam, for example, takes bit of a harsher view of homosexuals, as you are probably aware, but that was not my point. It was merely a comment of religion vs. no religion.

Sorry about that, when you said "democratic mantra" I took that to mean people living in democracies, specifically america. As you know the world as a whole isn't a democracy, and the majority doesn't always rule.
There are civil and human rights violations everywhere around the globe, to more than just homosexuals. It's almost a different discussion entirely due to all of the other factors concerned, religion only being one of them.

True, but tell that to the 'Arab spring' countries. They have the balls to take it back at least. Can't say that about America. Not yet, anyway.
To be fair, things were much much worse there for a long time before they managed to do that. People aren't going to be willing to risk being killed en masse without some really good reasons. Not to mention it'll take a very large number of people acting together to make that happen. Our so-called leaders are experts at dividing us for all sorts of ridiculous reasons. Most of it is simple misinformation anyway, but it serves its purpose, and the people end up fighting with each other rather than realizing that our political parties are just two sides of the same coin.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 1, 2012, 17:01 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I've been using FF for years now. It was definitely a pig for a while. Runs just fine now. I'm what you'd call a heavy user too. I routinely have 80+ tabs open. I freaking LOVE the Tree Style Tabs plugin. Makes things so much nicer. Since I have no performance issues, and since FF's plugin options are so much better than any other browser, I'll definitely be sticking with it for a while. I use about a dozen plugins that I just wouldn't want to go without, even if some other browser is slightly faster.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 1, 2012, 14:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
yuastnav wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 11:47:
Haha, I am just loving the comments in the forums.
"Omg those PC guys always get everything and Console gets nothing although everyone knows that console is best anyway and everyone plays on console blabla."

Riiight.

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Stuff like this almost borders on trolling.
Wow. That's the most retarded thing I've read today, and it's already after noon!
 
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161. Re: etc. Jan 31, 2012, 23:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 22:17:
Put as simply as it can be stated, the Westboro idiots are not Christians because they do not behave the way Christ is purported to have behaved in the Bible.
It was my understanding that Christians behave in an "un-Christian" manner quite often without being ex-communicated or whatever their particular branch of the religion calls it. At what point do they cease to be Christians in name? Again we come to the need to draw a line somewhere.

Prez wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 23:00:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 22:40:
So what do you think about Mormons? Are they not Christians? Who decides if they are or if they aren't? The Pope? Isn't he the anti-christ?

I understand the point your making but there is no authority behind "Christian". Do you think The Bible, with its multiple books, authors, revisions, translations, and interpretations, can be definitive?

Well a Christian would tell you the "authority" is Christ himself, but since he hasn't been around in 2000 + years (historically speaking there seems to be little doubt that a man by that name did exist around 33 A.D.)

Probably many, actually. The translations are all over the place.

Prez wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 23:00:
They are the common thread among all branches of Christianity from 7th Day Adventist to Jehovah's Witness. Though they vary wildly in other aeas, this seems pretty constant.

More important (or at least more pertinent to the original topic) is what Christians believe their Biblically-mandated duty to oppose homosexuality actaully entails. All it really ends up being is voting 'no' on gay marriage referendums and electing officials who will vote against gay marriage legislation in Congress at the State and Federal level. Truth be told, many I have talked to are willing to allow homosexual unions that are afforded the same recognition and benefits that hetero marriages currently have as long as the word "marriage" remains defined as being between a man and a woman. This stems from their belief that "holy matrimony" is a blessed sacrament given to man by God and to allow same-sex marriages would be a perversion of a divine gift.
Except Christians didn't invent marriage, and our Constitution forbids the government from giving preferential treatment to any religion, so there's no reason they should have any say at all, based on their religious beliefs, in who gets married or what other people call their union. It's simply arrogance and intolerance that compel them to try to dictate whom others may or may not form a union with, or what they may call it. Doesn't seem very Christian to me.

Prez wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 23:00:
All in all, I really don't think any of that, while a bit goofy, should qualify them for most of the scorn and ridicule they constantly endure. It certainly doesn't put them in the same class as goddamn Shariah Law barbarians or terrorists.
Interfering with the rights and privileges of gay people, and ensuring that they will not be allowed to have a union equal to that of heterosexuals is certainly worthy of scorn and ridicule. We're talking about people's lives here. People are being denied benefits that any other spouse would receive. People are being denied the right to be at the bedside of their partner in a hospital or to help make those important medical decisions because they aren't "married" in the sense that the government actually values. The list goes on and on. It's ridiculous, it's unfair, and it certainly isn't Christian by any definition you've given here.
 
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151. Re: etc. Jan 31, 2012, 21:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 21:24:
Bhruic wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 16:57:
However you want to rationalize your superiority complex is okay. It doesn't really change anything.

Really? That's what you come back with? Well, if you want to be tolerant of those who throw girls back into burning buildings because they tried to flee without a male "chaperone", those who stone women for being raped, those who throw acid into women's faces for daring to get an education, be my guest. If not respecting such bullshit means I have a "superiority complex", then I'm damn proud to have one.

Your argument descended to the ridiculous when you drew a moral equivalence between terrorist bombers and Christians following what the Bible teaches. I didn't fall for the obvious bait, so you try to take it further. It's still not working, so I wonder what goofy argument you'll pull out next. I'd almost think you were trolling if I didn't know it is just in your nature to be this condescending.

He's not trying to draw that comparison with regard to their actions, he's just trying to illustrate that not all beliefs are worthy of respect, however earnestly you may believe them. Often extreme examples are used to show that a line must actually exist, and it's then just a matter of determining where it should be drawn.
 
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150. Re: etc. Jan 31, 2012, 21:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bhruic wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 21:00:
Can't prove a negative? Oh you mean the lack of evidence, right? So You think this big thing we are in, that we call the universe, isn't evidence?

It's evidence that the universe exists. It's not evidence of some entity creating it.

You don't know that. THAT is my point. You seem to get this to a degree, but you still deny it. That's fine, but don't act like you've finally nailed the case, because you are far from that.

I haven't denied it at all. I don't know if there is or isn't a "god". I'm not going to believe there is one, however, unless someone can give good evidence for the existence of such a being.

Actually, fuck that last paragraph, here's a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnosticism

The first line from that page:

Agnosticism is the view that the truth value of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—is unknown or unknowable.

Yes, I'm aware of the definition. That's why I used it correctly. Someone (like myself for example) can be an agnostic atheist. That would mean they don't know if there's a "god", but they don't believe there is one. Someone could be a gnostic atheist, and believe that they know for certain there is not a god. Someone could be a gnostic theist, and think there's certainly a god, or someone could be an agnostic theist, and not know for certain there's a god, but believe there is one regardless.

Claiming to be an agnostic doesn't remove you from the debate over atheism vs theism, it just means you aren't claiming certain knowledge. Do you believe there is a god? If so, you are a theist. Do you not believe there is a god? Then you're an atheist. It's belief that determines, not knowledge.

I'm pretty sure you're wasting your energy here. Anyone with any inclination at all to be honest about this subject could find all of this out in about 5 minutes if they actually wanted to. He seems to be more interested in defending his beliefs, however irrational and baseless they may be, rather than engaging in an actual debate or discussion where you must accept that you may be wrong or at least not fully informed about some things. Unfortunately that's all too common in just about all discourse we're subjected to these days.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 31, 2012, 16:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Zarkonis wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 14:11:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 11:57:
There's some interesting facts in the article on pirates and the studios, but overall he doesn't really make much of a case. There's certainly a case to be made, but he doesn't seem to understand how to make it. Pointing at things that Thomas Edison did is not an indictment of the current studios unless you can draw the necessary parallels to what is being done today. He didn't do that well at all.

I dunno, I thought he made his case rather well. Did you even read the article? Or just the tl;dr version?
I read most of it, although I did start skimming towards the end. Like I said though, the Edison comparison is extremely tenuous here, and while he keeps trying to make the comparison, he's just not doing it very well. His defense of Kim makes some good points. Is the guy likely to be railroaded? Sure. I don't think any of us believe that the MPAA is not a pack of lying, ruthless assholes that will do whatever they have to do to take down anyone they see as a threat. But he goes overboard in his defense with things like this:

Kim Dotcom’s bail application was turned down Wednesday and Matthias Ortmann’s bail application is expected to be heard Friday, Feb. 3 (it has been postponed once).

Hmmm, which ones have cut the deal, I wonder?

And it will be interesting to see which company employee provided the insider e-mails that the U.S. government is using (selectively and out of context) to help make its case.

He says this as if it's different than any other case out there. Of course they're selective in choosing evidence to present. So is the defense. This is just pointless.

Then there's this:
His criminal record? Actually he has no criminal record. Really.

Kim Schmitz was convicted of computer hacking in Germany in 1998, fined and given a suspended sentence. In 2002, he was convicted of insider trading, fined and placed on probation.

He has never been convicted of a criminal act anywhere else in the world.
That makes no sense. He says he has no criminal record, and then goes on to explain his two felony convictions. Not really doing him a favor there.

Overall it just seems like he's pissed off about the whole situation and venting. The article is overly long and rambling, and could use some serious editing.
 
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1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 31, 2012, 11:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
There's some interesting facts in the article on pirates and the studios, but overall he doesn't really make much of a case. There's certainly a case to be made, but he doesn't seem to understand how to make it. Pointing at things that Thomas Edison did is not an indictment of the current studios unless you can draw the necessary parallels to what is being done today. He didn't do that well at all.  
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