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Nickname dubfanatic
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Signed On Aug 18, 1999, 17:13
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 20, 2017, 16:37 dubfanatic
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 13:58:
You might be surprised how much of our "news" is really non-news produced by corporations...

Yup, there's a whole industry based around it, called "Public Relations"
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. removed Jul 12, 2017, 22:22 dubfanatic
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed
5. Re: Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed Jun 18, 2017, 13:53 dubfanatic
 
Disabling a single player mod is lame but I see absolutely nothing wrong with disabling a multiplayer cheat. There was always a tension between the P2P netcode and their business model of selling cards. I would have preferred they resolved it by moving to dedicated servers but that's probably too much to ask for. Gamers can be awfully petulant and self-entitled but they are also weak-willed. Wake me up when gamers successfully boycott a Rockstar title in response.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 5, 2017, 13:48 dubfanatic
 
Nope, sorry, I am a millennial and eSports are pretty much unheard of. Every bar still shows real sports on TV, all the sports talk I hear is about real sports, and if you brought up eSports in a casual conversation people will look at you like you're speaking a foreign language. The only people who want to watch video games played by gangly unkempt 20-year-old nerds are people who aspire to be gangly unkempt nerds, and that's a pretty small segment of the population that isn't very lucrative to advertisers.  
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News Comments > XField Paintball 3 Announced
1. Re: XField Paintball 3 Announced May 18, 2017, 16:14 dubfanatic
 
Wrong, I used to play a real-time multiplayer paintball game on AOL back in the 90s.  
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News Comments > Truck Simulators Getting Bigger Rigs
11. Re: Truck Simulators Getting Bigger Rigs May 8, 2017, 23:10 dubfanatic
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on May 8, 2017, 13:09:
Cool feature, I suppose, but as unnecessarily toxic as the ETS and ATS community is over on Steam, I don't really think they deserve such efforts from SCS.

The official SCS forum is a lot more chill. The Steam forums always attract the dregs, that's true for just about every game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse May 8, 2017, 23:08 dubfanatic
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 8, 2017, 22:46:
*An internal cyber attack by the GOP to shut down the massive influx of dissenting views on their backwards ass policies, more likely.

PUTIN DID IT!!!!!!!11
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 4, 2017, 17:35 dubfanatic
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 27, 2017, 02:35 dubfanatic
 
If you live on a tropical island and you spend all your time playing video games, there's probably something wrong with you. At least where I live, we have the excuse that it's rainy and cold for 8 months out of the year.  
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News Comments > GTA Online Tiny Racers Update & Tax Refund
4. Re: GTA Online Tiny Racers Update & Tax Refund Apr 26, 2017, 14:37 dubfanatic
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 12:10:
Does anyone know if the cheating is still rampant?

Since it uses P2P networking (seriously LOL at trusting clients in a multiplayer game), it's impossible to stop cheating. All they can do is try to automatically detect cheaters (but there will always be ones who never get detected) and ban ones who are reported. In their short-sighted focus on saving money by offloading hosting to the players they now have to employ customer service to ban cheaters and waste development resources on automated cheat detection. Good going Rockstar. I'm sure those Shark Cards make it all worth it though.

In my experience though, cheating mostly seems limited to Free Mode. It is rare to see cheaters in instanced games since they can be kicked much more easily.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 10, 2017, 01:03 dubfanatic
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 00:43:
Certainly this is an endemic problem in the US given that women earn 3/4 of what a man does for equivalent work. In 2017.

Fake news
 
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
51. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 17:05 dubfanatic
 
The only way to win the SJW game is to not play.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 22, 2017, 13:22 dubfanatic
 
When are these execs going to figure out that not everyone wants to live like Calhoun's rats in overpriced, overcrowded cities with terrible public schools, awful traffic, high crime, degraded public spaces and governments who view their residents as ATMs? Of course the execs who make these decisions don't care, they get to live in posh enclaves surrounded by fellow millionaires and patrolled by private security and send their kids to expensive private schools.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
25. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2017, 19:18 dubfanatic
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 19:04:
I suppose it all depends on the company and it's culture. Obviously those with a young culture are going to want the big city. But for everything not them, and there's a hell of a lot more of that out there, with people from starting a family onward to those in their 30s, and 40+ crowd more likely, A nice, safe, quiet place with a cheaper cost of living is much more important. If you're writing software for a real estate or trucking company, it's not sexy but odds are you're in that latter category.

Exactly. I spent my 20s in the big city with the hip culture and hot nightlife. It was fun, and I'm glad I did it (especially since my condo went way up in value since I bought it) but now I'm in my 30s and the noise, crime, and extreme left-wing politics were getting old. And there's no way I'm going to raise kids in that environment. Now I'm in the suburbs with an eye to move to a smaller metro area.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2017, 13:48 dubfanatic
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 12:01:
It never ceases to amaze me. All these people want to live in the big, cool city...just like several million other people...and then bitch about everything being so expensive. It's a big country. Plenty of places with a low cost of living where you can still make good money. All their woes are entirely self-made.


Yeah, but those places aren't cool. Plus, you might have to live around *gasp* Trump supporters...
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Seeks Rift Injunction
29. Re: ZeniMax Seeks Rift Injunction Feb 26, 2017, 02:14 dubfanatic
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 15:25:
And Trumps brother is part of the board You can't make this shit up that's how absurd it is. It's not just nepotism, it's elitist class-focused scumbags pushing each other into jobs where they don't belong. Creating in essence a caste system

I hope Robert Trump doesn't know that Robert Altman donated to Hillary...
 
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News Comments > Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 End
2. Re: Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 End Jan 31, 2017, 20:27 dubfanatic
 
RIP. AC1 is still the best MMORPG yet. I wasted an embarrassing amount of my youth on that game.  
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jan 27, 2017, 18:08 dubfanatic
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 14:24:
I never heavily invested in Mad Catz, too late now. doh

You can still invest in them. Their shares will just be traded on an OTC exchange. Though I have no idea why you'd want to...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 22, 2016, 16:26 dubfanatic
 
I'm still running iOS 9 on my phone and El Capitan on my work laptop. I won't upgrade my laptop until IT tells me to. I no longer trust Apple's updates and my next phone will most likely not be an iPhone. I switched to iPhone from Android specifically because of bad updates...  
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News Comments > Euro Truck Simulator 2 Vive la France! Released
2. Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Vive la France! Released Dec 6, 2016, 16:35 dubfanatic
 
For the amount of hours I've put into ETS2 and the amount I think I'll put in in the future, US$19 is worth it.  
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