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Nickname dubfanatic
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Signed On Aug 18, 1999, 17:13
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 21, 2016, 13:10 dubfanatic
 
Fuck GitHub, I moved all my repos to my own GitLab server when they started pushing their politics all over the place.  
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II: Conclave Announced
14. Re: Crusader Kings II: Conclave Announced Jan 7, 2016, 20:25 dubfanatic
 
This is cool and all but the devs really need to go and do a bug bash. I just had a game completely ruined by a series of issues. First my liege revoked my title for absolutely no reason (he had a good opinion of me and he had no claim to my titles). I revolted, and the notification came up to call in allies, but the option in the Diplomacy menu was greyed out. I won a major battle bringing my warscore to 60%, then when the liege called in his allies, the warscore got reset! I could have coasted to a victory, now I am fucked because of that. I love this game but it's just too buggy and unbalanced to play reliably.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 2, 2016, 14:48 dubfanatic
 
This diversity thing is starting to look more and more like a protection racket. "Nice company you got here, would be a shame if someone ran a negative media campaign against you. But maybe you can stop that if you hire my classmate from Oberlin as your diversity chief?"
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator in February
10. Re: American Truck Simulator in February Dec 20, 2015, 00:36 dubfanatic
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 12:45:
Do they have wild fires that shut down roads, or having to dodge illegal aliens at border patrol checkpoints? What about fucktards who are driving and using their cellphones or driving and putting on makeup to avoid?

Also it needs the Prius driving 10 mph under the limit in the left lane.
 
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News Comments > The Political Machine 2016 Multiplayer Patch
1. Re: The Political Machine 2016 Multiplayer Patch Dec 17, 2015, 01:01 dubfanatic
 
Sounds like some glorious trolling opportunities to be had by role-playing Trump. Only it wouldn't be trolling if I did it, I actually support Trump.  
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News Comments > Happy Birthday Commander Keen; PC SM3 Video
7. Re: Happy Birthday Commander Keen; PC SM3 Video Dec 15, 2015, 02:51 dubfanatic
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 15, 2015, 02:12:
I have no idea what the fuck you guys are talking about. Keen was super fucking awesome on the PC, I remember playing Mario1 before that and then trying Keen on a sleepover at a friends house (yeah I must have been around 9 or 10 at the time) and being completely and utterly blown away how much bigger and more complex the world of Keen was compared to Mario. We played that game on many a weekeend and weeknights, and yeah the jumping and running were kind of wonky on a keyboard of the time compared to the console controls of Mario, but once you got used to it it worked fine.

I think they are talking about the jumping in the linked video of the Mario 3 PC demo, which Keen would be ultimately based on. They aren't denigrating the jumping in Keen.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 02:41 dubfanatic
 
I hated Kotaku before it was cool to hate them. Smug  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 4, 2015, 12:48 dubfanatic
 
I love how it's become mainstream to be tin-foil about the NSA, while marketing aggregators are sucking up your data left and right and nobody bats an eye. Have you tried searching for your name on some of these "people finding" sites lately?  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Bans
6. Re: Heroes of the Storm Bans Oct 7, 2015, 23:34 dubfanatic
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 23:15:
Disappointed that not ONE of her audio lines is dirty. Makes her not feel like a Starcraft medic.

It is the current year, we can't offend anyone*

* - except heterosexual white males, fuck them
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Franchise Hockey Manager 2
1. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Franchise Hockey Manager 2 Sep 28, 2015, 22:17 dubfanatic
 
The last iteration of this was totally unplayable. Now with the quite playable EHM reboot this needs to be good to do well. As enthusiastic as I am about hockey management sims, I will wait for some reports...  
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News Comments > Diablo III Bonus Weekend
8. Re: Diablo III Bonus Weekend Sep 24, 2015, 13:07 dubfanatic
 
That's 3am EDT, not 3pm

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Aug 14, 2015, 19:26 dubfanatic
 
Is that the same American Psychological Association that colluded with intelligence agencies to re-define torture? If so, can someone explain why I should care what they have to say?


 
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News Comments > Op Ed
51. Re: Op Ed Jul 18, 2015, 15:06 dubfanatic
 
Trump/Smart 2016  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2015, 16:23 dubfanatic
 
NKD wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 14:16:
The real problem is the subtle insidious racism present in the news sections and other areas of the site. Banning some tiny subreddits won't get rid of that.

Something tells me you have no problem with the subtle insidious bias prevalent in the media. You probably don't even realize it exists.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2015, 13:58 dubfanatic
 
gravity wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 11:53:
Agreed, Cutter.

Should we isolate groups that speak hatefully about others? Probably. Should we censor them publicly? No.

Isolating means, if you agree to company's "ToS" and that ToS clearly states you should not speak hatefully towards any group (loosely defined, and completely open to company interpretation) then you should be banned. Plain and simple.

I think there should be an appeal and audit process, as well.

Riot Games' implementation to weed out the negative mentalities worked rather well. I don't see why anyone couldn't implement something like that pretty much everywhere (games, websites, etc.)? Why isn't there a whole niche for IT companies/departments designed to 'control' the level of hatred spewed around?

I mean... I'm all for removing 'comments' sections from just about every news site at this point. It's either "thanks, left loonies" or "thanks, right nut jobs." There's barely any moderates visible amidst all the name-calling and anger-blowing.

Someone on the Internet thinks differently from me! Something must be done about this! MOMMY MAKE THE BAD MAN STOP CITING HATEFACTS
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 16, 2015, 14:54 dubfanatic
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 16, 2015, 12:33:
The elites have done an amazing job at getting the right-wing blue collar retards to work against their own self-interest.

Wow, elitist and classist much? Might as well just have come out and said "white people".
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Online Bonus Cash & RP
3. Re: Grand Theft Auto Online Bonus Cash & RP Jul 1, 2015, 21:32 dubfanatic
 
Absolutely zero desire to play GTA Online anymore. They need to fix the matchmaking (whoever came up with the idea of an On Call Host should be banned from the industry), fix the cheating and maybe whittle down some of the game modes.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Analysis
7. Re: Steam Summer Sale Analysis Jun 26, 2015, 12:02 dubfanatic
 
Task wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 11:33:
That is not what I was implying. 37% of steam games haven't been played that people buy (whether the actual game is "good" or not), that sit in back logs. Take Witcher 2 on steam for example, only 16% of people that own it on Steam have actually finished the game on any difficulty.

Finished and played are different things especially for a long game like The Witcher 2. I bet if you could come up with the stats back in the brick-and-mortar days for a game like Baldur's Gate 2 it would be similar.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash
43. Re: Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash Jun 19, 2015, 20:21 dubfanatic
 
My mom read the press release and found out she's paying for the same thing she just bought so she won't buy it for me  
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News Comments > GTA Online Update Next Week
5. Re: GTA Online Update Next Week Jun 1, 2015, 23:16 dubfanatic
 
Awful matchmaking, too many game modes, rampant cheating, stupid user-created jobs, and overall poor design choices ruined GTA Online. I would have been happy with online mode from GTA IV plus some polish. It seems like GTA Online was done in by product managers who had never played an online game in their life.  
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