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Signed On Apr 28, 2002, 23:21
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News Comments > German Fallout 3 Ban Lifted
18. Re: German Fallout 3 Ban Lifted Feb 18, 2016, 01:28 Muscular Beaver
 
sauron wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 10:17:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 02:25:
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 00:14:
dubfanatic wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 23:14:
Germany is an absolute dystopian hellhole. I would be very surprised and disappointed if there isn't an uprising in Germany in the next decade.

Uh no, Germany is pretty far from a dystopia. A lot farther than the US, Britain, China, etc. What would make them a dystopia precisely? I'd rather live in Germany than most other places. Singapore, now that's a dystopia.
Youre right, but its getting there very quickly. It seems that only mentally ill people are left in the parliament.

We'll take Merkel if you'll take Trump and Cruz. Do we have a deal?
You only confirm what I talked about. Why would we want to exchange a totalitarian psychopath with two? You dont understand the slightest what we talked about. But I know how hard it is for some people to use differentiation. Especially for Americans there only seems to be black and white, and its coming to Germany as well, thanks to the transatlantic propaganda wave since 2003.
 
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News Comments > German Fallout 3 Ban Lifted
17. Re: German Fallout 3 Ban Lifted Feb 18, 2016, 00:56 Muscular Beaver
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 11:19:
Heh, you guys are describing the same things that are happening everywhere. We just went through ten years of mismanagement hell because the Harper regime was elected by an absolute of minority of people in this country. How fucked is that? We have the same problems with immigration. Big biz wants a constant supply of cheap labour and everyone else suffers for it. The bullshit that people won't do those jobs otherwise. No, same as it's always been they just won't do them for slave wages when we know they're worth more and the employer can pay more but chooses greed instead.

The only difference in Canada is that we don't have a national identity beyond being a melting pot. And there's a real inferiority complex here living in the shadow of the US. Canada is always like that little kid jumping up and down yelling 'Me! Me! Me! Pay attention to me! I'm important too!'

Germany is just the same. Our national identity has been completely reset after WW2 and has not recovered at all. I remember 2006 when the football/soccer world cup was in Germany and people started to put German flags on their cars in support of our national team and everyone started complaining that its a bad idea to do that, because it makes us seem like Nazis (!!!!). I also remember Merkel putting away the German flag in clear disgust, picked up to wave around by another politician after her party won the 2013 election. That clip is easily found on Youtube.

I am not an exception from that. While I do see that these actions I just described are utter nonsense, I dont really identify myself with my country. I actually did everything to not being drafted into the German military, since I felt true disgust for it. However I love and respect the values we have. They have been paid with the blood of millions of dead people. And now those values are attacked by a minority, a minority that will never respect these values, as parallel societies, that dont respect German laws in Germany have shown for decades. And that minority is now turning into a majority. And yes, I am talking about Islam only. There is no problem whatsoever with any other immigrants. They integrate very well, because their societies are compatible with ours. They respect and value our laws and morality, they even marry Germans and make kids with them, which is pretty much a rare exception with Islam, which only shows that they dont respect Germans the slightest. I have experienced that myself, after falling in love with a Turkish girl. She and I were literally lucky to get out alive from that.
 
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News Comments > German Fallout 3 Ban Lifted
4. Re: German Fallout 3 Ban Lifted Feb 17, 2016, 02:25 Muscular Beaver
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 00:14:
dubfanatic wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 23:14:
Germany is an absolute dystopian hellhole. I would be very surprised and disappointed if there isn't an uprising in Germany in the next decade.

Uh no, Germany is pretty far from a dystopia. A lot farther than the US, Britain, China, etc. What would make them a dystopia precisely? I'd rather live in Germany than most other places. Singapore, now that's a dystopia.
Youre right, but its getting there very quickly. It seems that only mentally ill people are left in the parliament. That is like a snowball, and will push out the people who can still think straight, also because they are getting bullied by those mentally ill. And not only those in the parliament, but also normal people. The media helps with that. Critics are being silenced by calling them Nazis directly and indirectly, more censorship measures are being implemented, they even got Facebook to comply with those.

I had very high hopes for the future of Germany, because we had such high standards in everything, but the last few years made it obvious, what path they chose. Blind obedience of the USA and not being able to grasp the simple logic of cause and effect, and instead choosing PC instead of logic, makes this a hellhole very quickly. Not even laws are respected by them anymore. Germany helping in offensive wars has become normal now, even though our "constitution" says clearly we are not allowed to. Nobody is fighting it either, because, as I said, there are only mentally ill people left and the rest is getting bullied by them. And now were importing criminals, people who treat women and children like things, even though we learned in the last 50 years that they wont integrate, wont respect our laws, not to mention us as people. They are pretty good at exploiting our social systems though, and our police and justice are hiding all those things with manipulated statistics and by not prosecuting people like those, because "it could make Germans radical". They even admitted it openly, yet nothing is happening to change that. Quite the contrary.
And if youre saying now I sound like a far right winger, then you know how bad it is already, when moderate people, who live by "live and let live", like me, start talking like that.
Since WW2 there hasnt been an as totalitarian regime like this in Germany.
I still have a sliver of hope left that the people will rise up sooner or later, because everyone I talk to and comments on the internet, that are not yet censored, make it clear that most are not supporting this, but the longer this manipulation of the masses is left unchecked, the harder it will be to fight it. Even with the Internet providing facts.

You seriously have no idea whats going on here.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM's Campaign Length
29. Re: On DOOM's Campaign Length Feb 15, 2016, 04:07 Muscular Beaver
 
Slick wrote on Feb 15, 2016, 01:21:
Fantaz wrote on Feb 15, 2016, 01:06:
when is iD going to get back to making Quake games?

I honestly found out that there was a Quake 4 like last year... apparently it was 2009 or some shit?
And it was pretty good too. I dont remember the story, but some scenes are very memorable. Especially the one where you get "disassembled".
It had a cool Doom-feeling to it.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM's Campaign Length
21. Re: On DOOM's Campaign Length Feb 14, 2016, 22:58 Muscular Beaver
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 20:12:
ViRGE wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 19:54:
Dentorro wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 19:46:
MajorD wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 18:34:
Since RAGE, I no longer get excited about id Software games. I may pick I up on a Steam sale, but with all the other Indie games I've been enjoying, I doubt it.


I don't get all the hate on Rage, while shorter then I expected, it was and still is a nice game and I had more fun with it then Doom 3 and a lot of other more recent FPS games, but to each his own.
I enjoyed Rage overall, but it had two pretty notable problems: the driving was superfluous and otherwise unfun (Borderlands did this much better), and the plot just suddenly ended, as if there's half an act or so missing. They aren't killer problems, but it means that if the gunplay doesn't hook you then there won't be much of a reason to play it.

Don't forget that textures looked ps1-level bad on anything you got near. Vistas were beautiful but that was a small part of the game. As soon as you were on foot, the environment looked godawful. When I bought it at $5, there still was no fix for the issue.
Mad Max was the better Rage.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
29. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 14, 2016, 14:32 Muscular Beaver
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 13:44:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 13:32:
Yeah, sure, thats how good changes in the past have always happened, huh?
If enough people get angry, changes happen. They wont get angry if they keep themselves numb with any kind of addiction.

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

Good luck. I mean it. Take your boulder, Sisyphus, and have your go. Making people overcome fear and egoism is as much a realistic goal as walking from Earth to Mars by foot.
I dont try that. I only explained the irony in it.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
27. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 14, 2016, 13:32 Muscular Beaver
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 13:21:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 12:34:
El Pit wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 11:48:
Yes, I like being lulled. It's better to have fun with games, life, and whatever you do than actually take a step back and analyze what is really going on. It would be the fastest way into a clinical depression.

And also coincidentally the fastest way to solve "whats really going on".

No it would not. You would find out that human beings are just apes with less hair and that they talk about changes that they neither REALLY want or would accept. And therefore, it's the fastest way into a clinical depression. It's better to accept that we are animals and adore every sunbeam and everything beautiful nature is throwing at us.

EDIT: And to enjoy games, of course. How could I forget about those?
Yeah, sure, thats how good changes in the past have always happened, huh?
If enough people get angry, changes happen. They wont get angry if they keep themselves numb with any kind of addiction.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
25. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 14, 2016, 12:34 Muscular Beaver
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 11:48:
Yes, I like being lulled. It's better to have fun with games, life, and whatever you do than actually take a step back and analyze what is really going on. It would be the fastest way into a clinical depression.

And also coincidentally the fastest way to solve "whats really going on".
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2016, 22:58 Muscular Beaver
 
You cant see how the controls are in a lets play video, or how audacious and annoying the DRM is, and most reviews also dont mention it. That is actually the biggest reasons I return or dislike games nowadays.
And yes, it takes me 1 hour to just get controls right in games like GTA 5 or ArmA. I actually played ArmA 3 4 hours until I returned it with a red face full of anger. I really tried to give it a chance, still do from time to time. Main reason were things that I would have never seen in a video, and most reviews didnt even mention them. In games like Total War Rome 2 you dont see how bad that game really is after 2 hours.

I think, and know from experience from many cases, that the vast majority of pirates wouldnt buy a game in any case, since they simply dont have the money. You can put up as much DRM as you like, they simply wont buy it, even if there is no cracked version for it for months. In some cases they can scrounge up money for a subscription game or 1 or 2 games a year, but thats it. There are several studies that support this too. If at all, piracy is actually free advertising.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Plans; Xbox Players Unhappy
23. Re: Quantum Break PC Plans; Xbox Players Unhappy Feb 12, 2016, 13:17 Muscular Beaver
 
They have updated the recommended specs to i5-4690 and GTX 970.  
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News Comments > World of Warships Launches Team Battles
2. Re: World of Warships Launches Team Battles Feb 11, 2016, 22:38 Muscular Beaver
 
After I realized you need to spend hundreds of $$$ every month to have all advantages, I stopped playing. Yet until then I spent $70. Far too much already.
This is one real audacious microtransactions game.
This for $15 or even $20 a month, no problem, but I feel scammed playing it with a payment system like this, and playing it for free is just extremely tedious.
At the end I felt seriously like some crack addict, as the previous poster said. But I realized that and stopped. I even had nightmares about this game...
 
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News Comments > Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Signups
10. Re: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Signups Feb 5, 2016, 00:10 Muscular Beaver
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 20:41:
The future will be considerably more dystopian thanks to corps like EA. This shiny happy future will never come to pass.


As I understood it from the first game, it was all just facade. Stupid people accepting a dystopia, because its all shiny and colorful on the outside. In that sense we already have a dystopia.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion and Patch This Month
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion and Patch This Month Feb 4, 2016, 23:33 Muscular Beaver
 
That reminds me, I havent played BG 1 & 2 and IWD 1 & 2 for probably 10 years. Time to dive into them again. They will prolly keep me busy for a whole year.  
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News Comments > DOOM in May
44. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 23:29 Muscular Beaver
 
Brazor wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 21:47:
From the video discussions back at E3 they emphasized that the executions are how you get most of your health and ammo. That was done intentionally to keep the combat and the player moving. They repeated that this isn't a hide behind cover and play peekaboo shooter.

This game does look a bit cartoony to me but I'm fine with it. The original doom looked cartoony to me too when it first released and I was a kid back then.
This game will stand a chance so long as they don't have a problem like Arkam Knight.

Most important thing will be the controls. If it doesnt have proper PC controls and instead console controls with delays or senseless key distribution where for example you have to use different buttons even though you only need one, it will be just another shitty converted shooter.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
15. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 13:14 Muscular Beaver
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 12:46:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 12:29:
Havent been excited for a game this much since ArmA 3, which bitterly disappointed me.
I can only hope, but it sure looks awesome, like a true Doom 2 sequel.
Wondering why you thought ArmA 3 was so disappointing?
Twitch shooter controls, horribly stiff animations, you can still get stuck in an animation, physics still laughable, fantasy weapons and vehicles, still, after 2.5 years, not enough content to even make game modes like warfare or domination as awesome as before, AKA not even the same amount of content ArmA 2 without OA had.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
11. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 12:29 Muscular Beaver
 
Havent been excited for a game this much since ArmA 3, which bitterly disappointed me.
I can only hope, but it sure looks awesome, like a true Doom 2 sequel.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 2, 2016, 09:41 Muscular Beaver
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 09:32:
Dude, TVs usually have horrible latency and input lag but I agree with the general sentiment. I do not get the popularity of ultra-wide.
But I'm also not much of a fan of curved (well, I mean I am but not when it comes to LCDs ).
It all seems very gimmicky and I'm sure it would annoy me when doing other things than gaming which is probably 80% to 90% of the total time spent in front of the LCD.

I really hope this fad dies soon-ish and that monitor makers (re-)focus on large regular non-curved 16:9 quality LCDs.
I already own a 32" so my personal preference would be a 32", low latency IPS/PLS/PVA panel, 144Hz (or higher), G-Sync, 1440p (or maybe 2160p), USB hub. Pretty please with sugar on top.

You should sit in front of a 34" 21:9 curved one in person. You will get hooked. They are just awesome for gamers. IMO much better than this first generation VR goggles. The immersion is astonishing.
I was about to buy the Acer because I saw a Samsung one in a shop once and was hooked instantly, but then read about how bad its quality is, so I will keep waiting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 1, 2016, 15:15 Muscular Beaver
 
LgFriess wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 15:01:
That PG34Q looks so nice. Any real difference from the Acer Predator?
Nope, most likely as crappy and overpriced. Its Asus quality after all.
Of course you might get lucky and get a flawless one, which some people were with the Acer, but then theres still the question of long term reliability.
I would wait until more producers offer IPS 21:9 with 100+ Hz. Prices should drop then too.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released
16. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released Jan 21, 2016, 10:47 Muscular Beaver
 
Task wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 10:39:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 10:31:
the atmosphere as a whole is goosebumpy (the random and directed radio chatter alone)

Everytime this happens I panic and zoom out to the quasi satellite- radar. Some of the random radio chatter from the people on your carrier is stuff like "possible enemy contact in (whatever area), can you confirm?" and stuff like that.

Yep, such a small thing, but it adds massively to the atmosphere.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released
13. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released Jan 21, 2016, 10:31 Muscular Beaver
 
I bought it and played a bit already. Its actually very impressive. Not much I can bitch about, even though I do a lot normally. It has a few clipping bugs here and there, that most wont even recognize, AI is not very good, but still enjoyable. But thats about it.
The story is told better than in HW1 or 2, the atmosphere as a whole is goosebumpy (the random and directed radio chatter alone) and it has the same epic feeling as HW1 and 2. Feels like a true PC game, which is worth a lot nowadays.
It does really need more missions though, if its only 13. But so did HW1 & 2.
 
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