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Re: Borderlands 3 Moze Trailer
Aug 1, 2019, 23:07
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Re: Borderlands 3 Moze Trailer Aug 1, 2019, 23:07
Aug 1, 2019, 23:07
 
DVa meets Tank Girl?
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Re: Borderlands 3 Character Trailer
Jul 30, 2019, 23:54
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Re: Borderlands 3 Character Trailer Jul 30, 2019, 23:54
Jul 30, 2019, 23:54
 
I find I'm enjoying the game more now that I can easily farm Uranus and Cassius for legendary, effervescent, and pearlescent weapons, which drop quite regularly with these two. Hell, for a while I was thinking Uranus dropped a legendary every time I killed him. I suppose they get less stingy with the drops since BL 3 is coming and BL 2 sort of goes out to pasture. If BL 3 is as tight with the drops like BL 2 was at the beginning then I might use Willowtree to give myself a little present more often.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Oct 2, 2018, 23:00
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Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 2, 2018, 23:00
Oct 2, 2018, 23:00
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 12:21:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 12:15:
Mordhaus wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 11:59:
Set in an epic world where magic exists but only women can use it.

WTF? Men and women could use channeling, they just had different styles and couldn't teach each other.

Yeah, but the women did all the work to learn to use the magic. The men just lazed about drinking mead and watching football.

I've never read the books, but from what I've read women can use it responsibly, but men get driven insane by using it, so men can technically use it, but by sacrificing their sanity.

Given that the rest is following the reborn Dragon or whathaveyou, sounds like it does have men using magic, just, you know, insanely.

Originally both men and women were Aes Sedai and both could channel just fine, then the Dark One poisoned the male half of the source before being sealed away. Hence male channelers would go insane and were feared and hunted by the Aes Sedai, more specifically the Red Ajah. Later in the series Rand and Nynaeve cleanse the male half of the source making it safe for men to channel again.
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Re: Skyrim Special Edition Adding Survival Mode
Sep 28, 2017, 04:52
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Re: Skyrim Special Edition Adding Survival Mode Sep 28, 2017, 04:52
Sep 28, 2017, 04:52
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 02:36:
Caladell wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 22:44:
Yep, and word is, Chesko himself is making this mod. This whole creation club nonsense is just weird.

Was never updated for the 64bit version, because SKSE doesn't work in 64bit.. mhh, makes you wonder doesn't it...

Actually they just released an alpha for SKSE SE, so let's her it for progress.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 7, 2017, 05:24
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 7, 2017, 05:24
Feb 7, 2017, 05:24
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 21:10:
The only welfare recipient that retardlicans can think of is this guy

Extra funny when you consider that back in the 17 and 1800's lobster was considered fit only for prisoners and poor people in places like Maine. Also, I wonder if that truck driving job Hannity offered that guy was in the oil fields, I wonder if he would have still had that job today.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Feb 2, 2017, 23:49
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 2, 2017, 23:49
Feb 2, 2017, 23:49
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 11:36:
Oh so it's cops that are the problem in this case, not that so many people are desperate and pathetic. Hell, I don't even carry a cellphone unless I know I'm going to absolutely need it and that's rare. I go weeks without even looking at my cell, much less checking it 82 goddamned times a day. Modify your own behavior, problem solved.
That would be like telling someone who just had their home searched by the cops to just be homeless, problem solved. As technology changes and advances laws will need to change as well.
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Re: Texting and driving.
Dec 18, 2016, 17:16
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Re: Texting and driving. Dec 18, 2016, 17:16
Dec 18, 2016, 17:16
 
Creston wrote on Dec 18, 2016, 13:51:
What a bunch of horseshit. Typical "There must be some reason as to why I'm a fucking asshole who can't be bothered to pay attention to the road. I know! Let's blame dopamine! It's not my fault! My brain is wired this way!"

You're just a fucking ADHD asshole who can't be bothered to pay attention to the two ton deadly weapon you're operating. Asstard.

In any case, in about 5 to 10 years, we will have a very simple fix for it. Cause an accident and it's because of "distracted driving?" Your car gets confiscated, sold at auction, and your license gets taken away. With the money from your sale at auction, you can make your first down payment on a self-driving vehicle. You will never be allowed to drive again.

Yeah, people have proposed similar fixes for drunken driving and in some countries they do just that. But in the U.S. we still can't be bothered with it, so I doubt it will happen with texting and driving either. I think in our minds we think of driving as a privilege, but in our hearts we still think of it as a right.
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Re: SAG-AFTRA on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Nov 5, 2016, 21:15
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Re: SAG-AFTRA on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Nov 5, 2016, 21:15
Nov 5, 2016, 21:15
 
No, companies will pay you whatever they can get away with. And you can be a great engineer but still be a terrible negotiator, being a bad negotiator doesn't mean you deserve slave wages. That's why we have unions. They can hire professional negotiators and since it could mean everyone walking out and not just you it gives them leverage, which is why companies hate unions. And you're right, the world owes you nothing, but that applies to factory workers and CEO's alike.

Cutter wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 16:21:
A company will only pay you what they feel you're worth. If you can't negotiate for better pay, royalties, etc. than you aren't of much value to them, are you? Major actors never have these problems. It's no different from a corporation hiring an exec over a member of the rank and file. Once makes a lot more money, stock options, benefits, etc. and the other is lucky to have a paying job. Learn to cope with it already. If you don't like it, go do something else. The world owes you nothing.


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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 11, 2016, 21:35
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 11, 2016, 21:35
Sep 11, 2016, 21:35
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 18:11:
it's a shame doom was finally cracked by hackers... people should still buy this game instead of pirate it

Does this mean we finally can get some real mods? Not just the SnapMap bullshit?
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Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Specs and Preloads
Aug 11, 2016, 22:09
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Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Specs and Preloads Aug 11, 2016, 22:09
Aug 11, 2016, 22:09
 
Why exactly does it require 10gigs more of HDD space and 8gigs more of RAM under Windows 10?
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Re: Op Ed
May 19, 2016, 01:10
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Re: Op Ed May 19, 2016, 01:10
May 19, 2016, 01:10
 
I think the very question is biased and works under the assumption that a grown man (or person) playing video games is somehow wrong in the first place.
He gets the part about how gaming is a great form of escapism right. Also about how the simplicity of those universes can be relaxing after dealing with the complexity of real life all day long.
The rest of it just sounds like he's apologizing to his angry wife or girlfriend while trying to explain why he spends so much time playing those stupid video games. Overall, still pretty click-baity.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
May 10, 2016, 00:58
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Re: Morning Mobilization May 10, 2016, 00:58
May 10, 2016, 00:58
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:00:
Scud wrote on May 9, 2016, 02:11:
And another thing kids, Scottish Martial Arts will happily commit acts of murder for fun and profit, it's his inalienable right after all. Sorry Scottie, you don't get to claim the moral high ground just because you find someone else's fictional criminal activities more repulsive than yours. You will be all to eager to join the torch and pitchfork mob when they come for those Japanese rape games today, but tomorrow they'll be coming for your murder simulators.

Point taken but then I can't recall ever playing a game in which the player character was a serial killer, sadistically killing innocents for pleasure. I kind of doubt that rape fantasy games involves the "hero" fighting Russian/Alien/Demonic invasions through the power of rape.

My point is that the pro-Gamer Gate crowd has a remarkable tendency to say and/or heavily imply misogynistic attitudes for a movement that ostensibly isn't sexist. Mashiki made a remark that was very revealing about his attitude towards women; when taken in context of some of the other things he likes, namely rape fantasies, the position that he is only interested in journalism ethics -- and is not at all motivated by misogyny -- becomes all the more tenuous. I just wanted to shed some light on some context of which some of you all might not be aware.

Sure, and my point was that the content of the games you're playing or the porn you're reading or watching is irrelevant, as long as it's fiction.

I might be the hero of the wasteland when I'm playing Fallout 4 but I'm also popping people's heads like ripe watermelons left and right, and I rather enjoy it. In real life I haven't so much as punched anyone since I was around seven. I am not a violent person in reality, but in today's media environment people would use my previous statement to completely define me and conclude that I'm a murder spree waiting to happen. To me there's no difference between this and someone's rape fantasy.

Gamer Gate's lack of leadership and direction makes it easy for anyone to say anything and claim they're part of the movement. It also makes it easy for anyone opposed to them to use it's worst elements to define them.
I agree with the basic premise that video games journalism (if not, journalism in general really) is corrupt, but beyond that any real message is lost in the noise. Just like I agree with the basic premise of Feminism, that women and men should be treated as equals, it's just when we start getting into the specifics of what that is supposed to look like that things start to fall apart for me.

As for Mashiki Amiketo's posts in the link you provided, I didn't see anything in them that even stated what his (her?) specific preferences were. There was nothing there that I perceived as especially misogynistic, engaging in rape fantasies is not necessarily an expression of a desire to engage in actual rape. But many people have a hard time separating that from their emotional gut reaction to anything even near the subject.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
May 9, 2016, 02:11
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Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 02:11
May 9, 2016, 02:11
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 9, 2016, 00:48:
Quboid wrote on May 9, 2016, 00:26:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 8, 2016, 22:36:
Wallshadows wrote on May 8, 2016, 20:26:
I want to become a professional victim. It seems to pay well.
Are you female? Can you claim imaginary harassment? If so, you've got a bright future ahead of you.

And there it is... Rolleyes

First breath: "Being a woman implies feigning harassment to get attention!" Second Breath: "I am not sexist and sexism does not remotely inspire the behavior of the group of gamers I identify with and support!"

Just remember kids, Mashiki jacks off to Japanese rape games, or at the least will go on lengthy rants about the inalienable right of all free people to play such games. If you remember that much, then all becomes clear.

And another thing kids, Scottish Martial Arts will happily commit acts of murder for fun and profit, it's his inalienable right after all. Sorry Scottie, you don't get to claim the moral high ground just because you find someone else's fictional criminal activities more repulsive than yours. You will be all to eager to join the torch and pitchfork mob when they come for those Japanese rape games today, but tomorrow they'll be coming for your murder simulators.
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Re: Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Dec 12, 2015, 16:53
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Re: Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto Dec 12, 2015, 16:53
Dec 12, 2015, 16:53
 
Planet Moon patched out the cheat codes during an update, I could get around that with my CD copy by installing the original version, unlocking the levels and then patching the game. GOG's version is updated right from the start so I'm kinda screwed. As to why Planet Moon would engage in such a dick move? I can only assume it's because they were being dicks, I can't think of a rational reason to do that.
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Re: Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Dec 11, 2015, 22:08
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Re: Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto Dec 11, 2015, 22:08
Dec 11, 2015, 22:08
 
Great game, but I don't know if I'd be able to finish since they patched out the cheat codes, I could never make it past the final reaper ski race.
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Re: Into the Black
Nov 3, 2015, 23:24
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Re: Into the Black Nov 3, 2015, 23:24
Nov 3, 2015, 23:24
 
Creston wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 22:08:
I'd say let the poor guy see the movie, but on the flipside, I doubt it's done? I mean, filming etc is done, but post production work and editing are undoubtedly still ongoing?
I don't know how close up until release they work on these things but I would hope at a month and a half out it would be mostly in the can by now.
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Re: Valve's VSync Experiments
Oct 30, 2015, 23:57
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Re: Valve's VSync Experiments Oct 30, 2015, 23:57
Oct 30, 2015, 23:57
 
I get crazy amounts of screen tearing when I turn it off, so it's staying on for me.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Oct 1, 2015, 21:48
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 1, 2015, 21:48
Oct 1, 2015, 21:48
 
That sounds awesome if it works. Set phasers to dilapidate.
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Re: Steam Controller Enters Top 10
Aug 30, 2015, 22:29
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Re: Steam Controller Enters Top 10 Aug 30, 2015, 22:29
Aug 30, 2015, 22:29
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 13:27:
If it wasn't through EB, I'd preorder the controller, but I refuse to give that shitty company my money. I'll wait for NCIX or someone else to sell it.

What's EB got to do with this? Just pre-order it through Steam.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 25, 2015, 21:44
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 25, 2015, 21:44
Aug 25, 2015, 21:44
 
After listening to that compilation of Dinklage's work in Destiny I find myself wondering what all the fuss was about. He didn't sound all that bad to me. I have a hard time imagining what someone else will do with those lines that will make them sound that much more awesome.
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