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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
34. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 14, 2017, 21:01 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 20:23:
Quboid wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 20:06:
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 10:26:
The uproar over this is a bit ridiculous...I mean even a shitty loot system is better than spending 70$ on a season pass where the DLCs divide the player base.

I've played the beta plus the 10h trial and I don't think it's as bad as people say...again tho, I'm comparing this versus a season pass.

I'd much rather they put in a season pass than put in gambling, but it's not an either/or situation. They both suck.

Is this gambling? I thought this was just a grinding system.

I thought you could buy loot-boxes to have a chance of boosting your progress, which the grinding system is designed to encourage people to use. Am I wrong? Is it 'just' microtransactions?

Although not as bad as gambling, microtransactions are worse than season passes. They're more insidious, making question every balance decision the designers made.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
31. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 14, 2017, 20:06 Quboid
 
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 10:26:
The uproar over this is a bit ridiculous...I mean even a shitty loot system is better than spending 70$ on a season pass where the DLCs divide the player base.

I've played the beta plus the 10h trial and I don't think it's as bad as people say...again tho, I'm comparing this versus a season pass.

I'd much rather they put in a season pass than put in gambling, but it's not an either/or situation. They both suck.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2017, 10:44 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 08:46:
necrosis wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 21:34:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 16:20:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 14:14:
There is no excuse for using twitter as a means of communication, ever.

On the one hand, this x 1000.

On the other hand, what's the alternative?
Make a real fucking blog.

Or a .plan file!

And knock James Monroe off the front page? It hasn't even been 12 years yet, give people a chance to see it!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Nov 12, 2017, 14:46 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 14:07:
Cool, but it doesn't diminish the fact that Borderlands 2 was one of the grindiest games ever.

It does for me, a bit. Even padding the game's length isn't as bad as a cynical attempt to extract more money from me.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Nov 12, 2017, 13:42 Quboid
 
In the case where "grinding" is, well, playing the game and in the case where the player does not want to, well, play the game but doesn't want to pay cash to skip playing the game, I recommend considering another choice: don't play the game.

Sure, but if a game is excellent in most ways but has long, repetitive sections that affect the pacing and can be skipped for cash, don't expect people to be happy or to admire your artistic integrity. Especially if you've spent months telling everyone how wonderful your game is and not made the bullshit clear until after people spend their cash.

I do broadly agree with him, which isn't something I often say about Randy Pitchford.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
62. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2017, 21:50 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 20:56:
And here's the kicker.

dRumpf believes the word of a KGB agent trained in the art of deception and continues to refuse to believe the CIA.

Almost at 2 million; https://www.needtoimpeach.com/
donny, please read the Constitution
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FBI: lying
CIA: lying
NSA: lying
Comey: lying
Clapper: lying
Hillary: lying
Obama: lying
Bush Jr: lying
Bush Sr: lying
Papadopoulos: lying
Media: lying
Democrats: lying
Corker: lying
McCain: lying
Puerto Rico: lying
Gold Star widow: lying
Scientists: lying
Sexual assault accusers: lying
Putin: not lying

What a farce.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 11, 2017, 21:30 Quboid
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 21:08:
Anyone here use Alibaba? I've looked in to it but most things I want say they'll take, like, 40 - 60 days to arrive.

It's never occurred to me. Are there sellers outside of China? I guess it could be cheap if you're not in a hurry.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 10, 2017, 22:45 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 21:55:
Squirmer wrote on Nov 10, 2017, 21:52:
He admitted the accusations are true...
And with an honest heartfelt apology that any self respecting hypocritical politician should study like the bible.
CK's statement here http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/10/entertainment/louis-ck-full-statement/index.html

It does seem heartfelt, unlike statements like Spacey's blatant cynicism. Some people have criticised it but it seems like nit-picking (he doesn't explicitly say sorry, but the tone is clear; he talks about being admired a lot, but abuse of power is the subject).

I'd like to separate the art from the artist but that's tough. Celebrities being in the news - for good or bad - distracts from their performance but even after this isn't fresh in the mind some of his material has changed context.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 8, 2017, 22:24 Quboid
 
Robots that don't go on strike.

Yet.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN: Game of the Year Edition
12. Re: HITMAN: Game of the Year Edition Nov 7, 2017, 19:11 Quboid
 
MT Silver wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 18:42:
Well yes. You can always just blast your way through if you get frustrated. That's for weaklings though. These aren't action games. They're more like puzzle games, where the joy comes from figuring out how to perfectly kill someone without getting caught, or doing it in some bizarre hilarious way.

I didn't have much luck blasting my way out of trouble. Maybe if there were a couple of enemies nearby, but if a lot got alerted then I'd be done.

I liked old Hitman games and hated Absolution. I was pleasantly surprised by Hitman 2016, it's a good addition to the series. As mentioned before, turn off Opportunities to avoid having the game hold your hand - the scripted kills still feel a bit contrived but no more than they did in the old, good Hitman games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 2, 2017, 17:52 Quboid
 
Bard wrote on Nov 2, 2017, 17:17:
IT security professionals know this whole Russia Hacked narrative is bollocks.

[Citation needed]

"their editorial team was trending fake news that attacked Trump from a shady PR firm linked to Hillary."

Oh, you're one of those. Yes, reality is ever so biased against poor little Trump.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Apple CEO Tim Cook says social media is being used to manipulate and divide us. Nov 2, 2017, 09:22 Quboid
 
MajorD wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 20:53:
Because 'social media' has perpetuated narcissism to absurd levels, with everyone in their own little worlds where you can't even look at the wrong without 'offending' them!


*cough*NFLboycott*cough*
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 1, 2017, 12:07 Quboid
 
Darks wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 10:44:
The Movie industry is getting out of control with their crying over copy writes.

This screams of intimidation to the max, I hope the court slam CBS for this. This is nothing more then a fair use of the IP. Especially one thats as old as this one is.

Hopefully, it's a pretty blatant attempt to punish someone for standing up for their rights. Using stills from a TV show is fair use, using photographs from a photographer isn't.
 
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News Comments > Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out
8. Re: Confused Oct 31, 2017, 22:42 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 22:31:
A spintires game? So not by the original developers?

Also how is this naming scheme legal?

It is the original developer, he got screwed over for the first Spin Tires. I presume he owned the name but it's weird that the video has the name the other way around from Steam and the press release. I don't know the details of the screw-over, but here's a quote from the ever-reliable Steam reviews section:

Oovee is the original publisher and stopped paying the Developer.

The Dev, Pavel Zagrebelny, luckily owns the rights to the game engine and has done some work on it despite not being paid.
For him to give us these updates, he had to go through a DIFFERENT PUBLISHER to get it out to us.
The original Spintires will NEVER receive an update ever again as Oovee has taken the money from that game and started an entirely new business that has nothing to do with video games.

The new publisher isn't just going to do all the work of setting everything up for this Dev and not make any money. For sure you understand every business needs to make money, right?

Now that Pavel Zagrebelny is working with a new publisher, you will start seeing regular updates to this game.
 
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News Comments > Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out
6. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 21:54 Quboid
 
That price looks way too high. I can get it half price because I own the original and that's tempting but I wouldn't touch it for £25. I'm glad the developer is still going, I gather they got screwed by their previous publisher.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
95. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 10:58 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 09:46:
Verno wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 09:22:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 22:30:
Nothing has come out yet to make me think the GOP will impeach Trump, not even close.

There's nothing to impeach him for yet.

Nope. Enormous amounts of smoke, and maybe a dozen things that are 20% good enough, but nothing has surfaced (or clearly looks to surface imminently) that is good enough.

Yesterday's news has brought up more questions than answers, but they're interesting questions that show progress is being made. Absolutely no question of impeachment based on what's known now. The emulsions clause is more likely and that's never had a snowball's proverbial.

Things could move quickly. If Trump's core support starts to waver, it could fall over fast due to being so Us-Against-Them in nature and without that base, the GOP won't protect him. That's not to say they'd impeach, but it's another obstacle gone. Maybe there'll be a glut of people rushing to make plea deals before their leverage has gone (even the suggestion that Papadopoulos might have been wearing a wire will have created quite an atmosphere in the WH today).

(In response to the several ninjas, I wrote this under the impression that we're all agreeing at least as far as my first paragraph.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 30, 2017, 20:49 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 20:28:
I don't particularly trust Seth Abramson. His enthusiasm can blind him

Oh? I'm not familiar with his work but it does look like a best case scenario for figuring out exactly who did what.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
84. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 30, 2017, 19:55 Quboid
 
I missed this earlier. I'm ignoring his stupidest stuff but there is an accusation I should address:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 29, 2017, 23:19:
Or if you prefer, to engage in your lie. The part where "I said they were trustworthy." And didn't, or even imply it.

You did not imply that GamerTics is trustworthy, really?

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 11:29:
Quboid wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 09:47:
Regardless of whether the base accusation is true, that anyone would say that's "not [a] political hit piece" is the sort of believe-what-sounds-good nonsense that makes GamerGate such a waste of time.

And that's the part where politicians and the corrupt love you.

Yes you did. As you know, that's from a discussion about GamerTics right after I said "GamerTics is a joke, right? It honestly could be a parody site.". You urged people on this site to trust GamerTics; were you fooled by it or were you trying to fool us?

Good to know that the place where astroturfers hang out is that bastion of ethics in gaming journalism, KiA.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 30, 2017, 19:41 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 17:57:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 13:32:
LOL, let me know how that works out for you Roger.
Waiting for when they ban the dotus, i got a bottle of dom on ice for the occasion.

Not going to happen, it will be Trump's legal team who eventually get him to stop.

It's an interesting insight into his mind, one that might get more interesting in the near future, so I'm not sure I'd want that.
A 49 tweet thread on today's developments - Trump has survived plenty so I'll believe it when I see it but if that's accurate then he's in trouble.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 30, 2017, 14:59 Quboid
 
"The battle against free speech has just begun," Stone told Politico in response to the ban.

At least he's honest about it...
 
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