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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Warmonger Trailer
6. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Warmonger Trailer Oct 2, 2017, 20:35 Creston
 
DarkCntry wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 19:39:
The game difficulty wasn't adjusted to maximize the use of the boxes. The only ones that truly help you play the game are obtainable rather easily via in-game currency.

You kind of have to take their word at that, though. Every dev says "Oh no, you can earn everything easy without spending extra money!" and then a lot of the times it turns out their idea of easy is "grind 60 hours."

Not saying SoM2 is going to be like that, but if there truly is no need for loot boxes, nobody would buy them. And Warned Bros is a giant DICK of a publisher.

I'll err on the side of caution.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 20:28 Creston
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 18:37:
don't outlaw guns, outlaw bullets


Hehe.

Along with that 350 million firearms, there are an estimated TRILLION rounds of ammo in the US as well, so it's the same story.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Ajit Pai Oct 2, 2017, 20:26 Creston
 
At this point, we should just turn the Capitol building into a giant middle finger, as that's essentially what Congress does to the US all day, every day.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Documentary Part 1
1. Re: The Witcher Documentary Part 1 Oct 2, 2017, 20:24 Creston
 
Cool. Something to watch during lunch tomorrow.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 17:50 Creston
 
Ventura wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 17:28:
Creston wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 15:43:
There's literally no way to prevent this.

Thought occurs not selling automatic firearms to every Tom, Dick and Harry that wants to buy one might be a pretty fucking good place to start.

Granted, but there are (by last rough census) 350 million firearms in circulation in the US. If we stop selling guns tomorrow, bad guys will be able to buy whatever they want off that same Tom, Dick and Harry for the next 150 years.

I mean, I'm fine with absolutely banning every gun in the US today, but it won't make a shit's worth of difference for horror shows like this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 2, 2017, 16:36 Creston
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 11:02:
It is not enough we get bombarded about this in the media, you have to make a game about it?


When it comes to climate change, literally NO level of exposure is enough. As long as we have people claiming it's all a hoax made up by the Chinese or whatever, then we obviously need tons more exposure.

And I say that as somebody who has no children and has no plans to ever have any. But if you have kids or plan to have any, this should be pretty high up on your list of things to worry about, for their sake. (not you personally, just you as in "everyone.")

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 15:43 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 13:42:
Terrible shit. Evidently the shooter was a normal 63 year old white guy, retired accountant, with no criminal history and barely a parking ticket on his record.

No clear motivations yet apparently. Wonder what set him off? These are the worst kinds of shooters because it's hard to imagine how you could possibly prevent someone who appears to be an upstanding citizen with a clean record from doing this.

You can't. There's literally no way to prevent this. That won't stop the government from claiming every American citizen needs ankle trackers, though.

Condolences to all those affected, as empty as that sounds.
 
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News Comments > Nioh: Complete Edition Coming to PCs
5. Re: Nioh: Complete Edition Coming to PCs Oct 2, 2017, 15:38 Creston
 
Game looks pretty cool, so I'm definitely interested, but... Does Koei do decent PC ports at all? It's not going to be another shitfest, is it?

Jerykk wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 12:29:
Uh, are they implying that you can't have 4K AND 60 FPS at the same time?

Yeah, that doesn't fill me with much hope for the port. :\

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 1, 2017, 21:41 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 20:16:
Yeah, that sucks. I would think that they could only get away with something like that on Indian lands. We don't give the same courtesy to foreigners for example.

I think most/all of Oklahoma is considered sovereign for the native Americans, but it's still bullshit.

On the other hand, what Redeye said.

Yeah, whatever. You shouldn't be able to get away with breaking the law because of shit that happened almost 200 years ago.

I mean, the guy who hit me just made a mistake, it's not like he was intentionally trying to torpedo me or something, but casinos are flat-out committing felony offenses and get away with it.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 1, 2017, 20:23 Creston
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 19:49:
I LOVED DOS2 right up until the game would no longer start for me and would crash to desktop. It's infuriating, i've done everything I possibly can, no luck. a LOT of people are having this issue too.

Even reinstalling / deleting game .inis doesn't fix it?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 1, 2017, 19:52 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 15:43:
So the US law allows native American tribes to operate money laundering operations above US law and outside any jurisdiction?

How is this not regarded organized crime?

Sovereign nation bullshit. I got hit by a native American driver. Clearly his fault, the cop even wrote him a $150 ticket for an illegal turn. $5000 damages on my car. He had no insurance (of course.)

So I get a lawyer. The lawyer does a little digging, comes back and says "He's claiming sovereignty, so if you want to sue him, you have to do so in Indian (native American) court."

So I ask what my odds of winning are. He literally says "As a white man against a native American? Zero."

It's fucking bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 1, 2017, 19:49 Creston
 
Alternative headline: "Nintendo really wants to stop selling games."
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 1, 2017, 19:49 Creston
 
State actors, whatever. Your terrible security could have been breached by a fucking script kiddie, Equifax. Maybe next time you can put people in charge of cyber security who actually know WHAT THE FUCK IT MEANS.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2017, 22:55 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 15:18:
Frankly, nothing in my life is so freaking important I need to advertise it to any Joe Smoe I happen to meet. Maybe that's my failing? Maybe I need to be pushing myself to be better? Somehow I really doubt that's the problem.

Well, clearly you're not part of the "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!!!!" generation.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2017, 22:51 Creston
 
Rilcon wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 15:11:
ie. he's stating that the whole thing is stupid and has the potential to fuck over loads of "good people".

Of course it's stupid. Everything DHS does is stupid. But they're doing it to every immigrant, so yes, Congress critter, they're going to do it to you too. Make a fucking law so they CAN'T do it instead of whining about it.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2017, 12:54 Creston
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 22:05:
Isn't this something which Wheeler and the old gang should have anticipated especially so close to an election? Couldn't that have done something to make it permanent or at least stay in effect for x amount of years before the torches and pitchforks came out from ISPs?

Seems like a waste when the next administration can come in and essentially lay waste to everything done by the previous.

No, the agencies like the FTC and FCC can create mandates and guidelines and suggestions etc, but they are NOT law. So you're always going to wind up with the chance that the next election, all these guidelines go out the window.

For most agencies, this doesn't happen, because the guidelines are good, make sense, protect the public interest, etc. Even when new commissioners show up, they know that the rules are good, so they leave them alone. In the case of the FTC, however, these rules that are good contradict the need for Ajit Fucking Pai to line his own pockets, so out they go.

He is literally the biggest whore to have ever walked this planet. And that's saying something if you look at our current Congress critters and Senators.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2017, 12:51 Creston
 
Users Urge Supreme Court To Kill ISPs.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2017, 12:43 Creston
 
Yes? Why wouldn't they?

Oh wait, I forgot, you're a Congress critter. You're above the law!


 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 30, 2017, 12:43 Creston
 
Important to note, roughly 80% of the people IBM employs in the US are also Indian.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Sep 29, 2017, 18:46 Creston
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 15:34:
I'll say this, If I love a game and it gives me the ability to progress faster than a slug grind fest (Like for example planetside 2 with double exp and boosters) I'd have no problem dumping in a few hundred a year to progress, plus I'm loving the game.

Right, which is fine, I mean, it's your money and all.

The problem is: Devs/Publishers DELIBERATELY make the game a grind so that you feel practically OBLIGATED to buy these fucking loot boxes. They know there are plenty of people with enough disposable income but not enough time to play for 50-60 hours (because those two often go together) to get to the "good stuff", and so they put in a few loot boxes, because hey, it's just 10 bucks and you skip 50 hours and you're having FUN BABY!

But people who want to play and enjoy the game normally, or who struggle to buy one or two games a year, and don't have the money for loot boxes, they get told "Fuck you, grind for 50 hours before you start having fun."

In a free to play game? I totally get it. It has to make money somehow. Loot box the shit out of that.

In a full price title? FUCK that dev and that publisher with a goddamn rusty 60" drill bit. Shadows of Mordor can suck my dick with its fucking loot boxes in a single player game AAA $60 title bullshit.


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as you can tell, I do not feel strongly about this whatsoever.

 
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