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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
165. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 24, 2018, 12:08 Prez
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 24, 2018, 09:21:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2018, 02:48:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 12:24:
Prez wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 12:08:
80 posts and no one has solved this problem yet? Jeez, it's almost as if it is more complicated and nuanced than one-note, jingoistic sayings provide for. BAN GUNS/ARM THE TEACHERS/IT'S All ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH etc. Oh and by all means let's continue to belittle people who send out thoughts and prayers because they don't provide a solution immediately - the same solution that continues to elude all of the intellectual people here. I'm not a an overly smart man but I'm getting the feeling that yelling at one another after every massacre isn't accomplishing anything. Crazy I know.
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Ban all new gun sales for x number of years. Let's pick 10, reevaluate after x years.

Add the gun insurance/tax. $500 per gun per year.

Require Mental Health check for purchase. Check with family members and see what they think about a gun in the household.

Remove all guns from a household after one Domestic Violence incident. Require mental health review before guns can be returned.

Ban AR style assault rifles out right, they have no purpose other than to kill humans.

End the Gun Show / Garage Sale / Private sale loophole.

Ban bump stocks.
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Those are just a few, but we should just stick with years of thoughts and prayers, because, you know, That's been working so well.


Also penalties for not reporting a "stolen" gun (which are often then sold privately).
Add to that a 300% tax on ammo, powder, primers, shells, casings, brass, molds, reloading presses, bullet seaters, crimp dies etc...

But there is nothing we can do except watch our kids get mowed down in Algebra 1 or at concerts.
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Well you already know what I think our chances are for getting meaningful gun laws that actually may have an affect in reducing the shocking frequency of these massacres through the legislature but I'll humor you...

I am all for banning bump stocks and placing huge restrictions on combat style long guns. But going forward that still leaves millions of the aforementioned guns and stocks already out in private ownership. Without a concerted Federal program mandating these be turned in this would have very limited affect given the widespread ownership in America. I just don't see that going well to put it mildly.

Mental health screenings are a tough call but I agree that more effort on this is paramount prior to or even after a person's acquisition of a firearm. Being a proponent of private ownership myself I cringe at the thought of how ham-fisted this could potentially be enforced. I have a mental health record yet I am absolutely no danger to anyone who isn't actively putting my life at risk. I don't like the idea of being disallowed from being able to defend myself because of my medical history. So I'm iffy on this one but keeping an open mind.

About your proposed taxes: a person who wants to buy a firearm for the express purpose of committing mass murder is already spending a considerable amount of money to arm up. I'm not sure an added expense would act as a deterrent. And excessive taxation could potentially price out people who live in poor, low income, high crime neighborhoods i.e. the type of people most likely to encounter a situation where they might need to defend themselves. Again, I'm on the fence with this one.

So let's say all combat style long guns get banned AND we somehow get the ones out in the wild rounded up. That still leaves handguns and hunting rifles. A person with only moderate capability with firearms can still commit massacres on the level that we are currently seeing. I hate even considering this as a hypothetical scenario but with my two glocks and a few spare clips the carnage I could cause is nauseating to think about.

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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
87. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 23, 2018, 12:32 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 12:15:
Prez wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 12:08:
80 posts and no one has solved this problem yet? Jeez, it's almost as if it is more complicated and nuanced than one-note, jingoistic sayings provide for. BAN GUNS/ARM THE TEACHERS/IT'S All ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH/ ITS THE VIDEOGAMEZ etc. Oh and by all means let's continue to belittle people who send out thoughts and prayers because they don't provide a solution immediately - the same solution that continues to elude all of the intellectual people here. I'm not a an overly smart man but I'm getting the feeling that yelling at one another after every massacre isn't accomplishing anything. Crazy I know.

Belittling the thoughts and prayersers isn't that they haven't provided a solution immediately, it's that it's 19 years since Columbine and politicians keep thinking the sole solution is "thoughts and prayers."

There's nothing immediate about 19 years.

I was talking about your everyday citizen who gets pilloried for actual public displays of compassion and consolation. Fuck politicians. They are bought and paid for by whatever lobby aligns with their personal interests. Even if they weren't, our system is broken. Nothing has changed and nothing will change at the political level. You have 19 years of evidence of that by your own estimation. As someone else stated here, anyone close to this boy could have stopped this from happening. His teachers, his guardians, his friends, his classmates. Anyone who took the time to notice he was troubled and hurting and to do something to make him a little less hurt and alone. As a national issue this is lost. As a personal issue, I see potential. I do what I can by reaching out to people who I know are hurting, lost, or alone. Have I prevented any massacres? Probably not. But you never know...

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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
81. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 23, 2018, 12:08 Prez
 
80 posts and no one has solved this problem yet? Jeez, it's almost as if it is more complicated and nuanced than one-note, jingoistic sayings provide for. BAN GUNS/ARM THE TEACHERS/IT'S All ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH/ ITS THE VIDEOGAMEZ etc. Oh and by all means let's continue to belittle people who send out thoughts and prayers because they don't provide a solution immediately - the same solution that continues to elude all of the intellectual people here. I'm not a an overly smart man but I'm getting the feeling that yelling at one another after every massacre isn't accomplishing anything. Crazy I know.  
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News Comments > METAL GEAR SURVIVE Released
7. Re: METAL GEAR SURVIVE Released Feb 22, 2018, 15:50 Prez
 
Why is it in all the years survival games have been all the rage Ive seen exactly one get the mechanics right? (Don't Starve) In what universe can you die of thirst 15 minutes after drinking all you need? Hunger is handled even more stupidly in these survival games. It's amazing to me that the best survival experience in gaming is still the side activity in The Division where you get 2 hours to extract before you die of the infection you contracted at the beginning. It's a great mode. I heard The Long Dark does it well too but I never tried it.

Oh, and Zombies with unicorn horns? Hideo is probably getting a huge chuckle out of all this.

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News Comments > Remastered System Shock on Hiatus
31. Re: Remastered System Shock on Hiatus Feb 17, 2018, 07:00 Prez
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 05:17:
Prez wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 00:42:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 21:34:
Unity is the McDonald's of game engines. And just like McDonalds, the products produced in that engine are mostly garbage. It also gives unfocused dingalings the ability to quickly produce a dazzling demo and then beg for money. Kind of like the fancy signs homeless people create asking for money.

Clearly you have not seen the pre-alpha build they gave to Jim Sterling to run through some time back. It looked fucking fantastic and was more than just a slapped -together demo. Unity is a fine engine for developers with actual talent and skill. It's not Unit's fault that so many talentless hacks pretending to be ddevelopers use it to throw no effort garbage on Steam to make a quick buck.

That's the point. They are talent-less hacks pretending to be developers. Otherwise they wouldn't have, in their own words, lost their "focus. The vision began to change. We moved from a Remaster to a completely new game."

I think you're mistaking a lack of discipline, maturity, and business sense with a lack of talent. I'm not defending Nightdive for their fuck-up; rather I am defending Unity. Your assertion that it is easy to use it to slap together an impressive demo is incorrect. It's definitely not the equivalent of "the fancy signs homeless people create asking for money".
 
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News Comments > Remastered System Shock on Hiatus
21. Re: Remastered System Shock on Hiatus Feb 17, 2018, 00:42 Prez
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 21:34:
Unity is the McDonald's of game engines. And just like McDonalds, the products produced in that engine are mostly garbage. It also gives unfocused dingalings the ability to quickly produce a dazzling demo and then beg for money. Kind of like the fancy signs homeless people create asking for money.

Clearly you have not seen the pre-alpha build they gave to Jim Sterling to run through some time back. It looked fucking fantastic and was more than just a slapped -together demo. Unity is a fine engine for developers with actual talent and skill. It's not Unit's fault that so many talentless hacks pretending to be ddevelopers use it to throw no effort garbage on Steam to make a quick buck.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Feb 14, 2018, 10:25 Prez
 
To hell with Call of Duty movies - I want Sicario 2. LOVED the first one. Emily Blunt, Brolin, and Del Toro were fucking brilliant.  
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media
2. Re: THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media Feb 14, 2018, 10:19 Prez
 
I was wondering if anyone was ever going to do anything with the Dead Island franchise. I really liked the 2 previous ones. Who Do You Voodoo BITCH?!

I've always liked THQ - they have published some great titles over the years. I was sad when they had their fire sale and fell off the radar some years back. Now if we could just get a proper Red Faction sequel.
 
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News Comments > Morality Group Targets Steam
7. Re: Morality Group Targets Steam Feb 14, 2018, 09:49 Prez
 
Oh noes! College kids having sex at a party? Outrageous! Being able to manage a porn studio that shows literally no sex and is indistinguishable from a million other tycoon games? Horrendous! Thousands of games depicting horrific violence, torture, graphic gore and the like? Who cares. We've got to save the children from sex!

Ya gotta love these habitually offended attention seeker groups.
 
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News Comments > Get Dead Space for Free
16. Re: Get Dead Space for Free Feb 14, 2018, 09:43 Prez
 
mag wrote on Feb 14, 2018, 00:18:
Simon Says wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 20:54:
Have they fixed the laggy targeting after release or was this drunken stupor sluggishness "working as intended"? It completely killed the game for me in 5 minutes flat.

I think the major thing you needed to do was disable vsync in game, and then force-enable it in the drivers. Something like that. Still no fix for the shitty fov or that having a controller or joystick plugged in completely broke the controls.

Admittedly the default FOV was nauseating but a quick .ini file line modification and I was able to play at 100 FOV. I used mouse and keyboard and it was a great experience.
 
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News Comments > Get Dead Space for Free
3. Re: Get Dead Space for Free Feb 13, 2018, 21:09 Prez
 
Is this in celebration of how EA ruined the series with their stupidity and greed or how they forced Visceral to destroy their once great game then murdered them when Dead Space 3 was a flop because of its cash-grabbing cynicism?

Okay I know it's bad form to complain in a thread about a publisher giving out a free game, but... FUCK EA.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2018, 15:34 Prez
 
Here's hoping this is just the beginning of the greedy slimy corporate fuckwits being forced by fucking law to curb their addiction to exploiting it's customer base without limits. Fuck EA, Fuck 2K, fuck Activision/Blizzard, fuck Warner Brothers... fuck each and every one of the shameless, soulless, immoral, vile vermin who sit at the top of these behemoth publishers who make the choice to prey upon and exploit every last dime they can out of their customers. They shit on us, they shit on their employees, they shit on the once great franchises we as gamers have grown up with and have come to love. FUCK THEM.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financial Results
1. Re: Ubisoft Financial Results Feb 13, 2018, 08:53 Prez
 
Ubisoft is run by dishonest, incompetent twits but as a consistent maker of solid single player experiences (or at least multiplayer-focused games that can easily be played solo without any problems) like the latest Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed I kind of need them to continue to be successful. They are like Bethesda in that regard. I came back to The Division after about a year and damn if that game didn't get its hooks back in me again.

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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 12, 2018, 10:31 Prez
 
Republican administrations have always been lambasted for being corp-friendly. A lot of the rhetoric involved is nonsense but it is true at a basic level. Of course the current POTUS only ran Republican as a matter of convenience but given his history I can't see anyone being surprised that he leans pro-corporarion.

That said, in this particular case, it's out of the President's hands as it falls under the responsibility of Mulvaney, his budget chief. Mulvaney's predecessor, who had been leading an aggressive investigation resigned in November, leaving Mulvaney to learn a job he very well may not be capable of handling. He has to figure out how to pay for the Adfordable Care Act, its eventual replacement, Trump's wall, and a muriad of other things, to say nothing of the current budget negotiations and government shutdowns. The stall in the investigation and subpoenas in the Equifax situation has more to do with government bureaucracy as usual rather than some insidious pro-corporation plan on the part of those dag-blasted Republicans it seems to me. Budget Chiefs change, priorities change. It's just government in action - isn't it grand?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
2. Re: Saturday Consolidation Feb 12, 2018, 09:21 Prez
 
My best case scenario is that Microsoft just ditch the XBOX entirely and focus on its OS and being a third party publisher. Fuck all that Windows 10 exclusive shit and FUCK the Windows store. With a knife. Covered in acid.

Console gaming would suffer due to a lack of a real competitor to Sony (It's hard to consider Nintendo a true competitor since Nintendo does its own thing. Always has always will). But I can't care too much since I'm a PC gamer.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 12, 2018, 09:08 Prez
 
It's astounding to me how people try so hard to fit literally every perceived wrong into their narrative regardless of how much mental gymnastics it takes. Big corporations never got away with screwing the average citizen before our current administration took office. Oh wait, yes they did. Like ALWAYS. Enron and WorldCom fucked up in so spectacular and public a fashion that there was no way to ignore the massive ramifications but on a smaller scale (like the Equifax hack and cover-up debacle) the public outrage dies down in a few weeks and with it any chance of accountability by those responsible.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 9, 2018, 14:54 Prez
 
Obviously YouTube's heart is not in this - Logan Paul and his ilk bring in too much money for YouTube. This is just them -still- trying to convince advertisers that they should stay on or return to YouTube. I guess they still hold out hope that one day YouTube will actually turn a profit. Which, as an aside, kind of shocks me. How does a company stay in business for so long while doing nothing but losing money? I didn't understand it when Amazon did it for years too. I guess I just don't have a head for business.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results
8. Re: Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results Feb 9, 2018, 10:15 Prez
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 9, 2018, 08:33:
Prez wrote on Feb 9, 2018, 05:56:
I can't shake the feeling with the inevitable government intervention to curb publishers' unchecked avarice with their exploitative and predatory gambling mechanics, this loot box bubble is going to burst sooner or later, and it's not going to be pretty.

Trump's government? There is too much money in it. So no. Its never gonna happen.

Trump's government? LOL. Presidents come and go - it's Congress who holds the legislative power here. And they of course operate without term limits. It's why the big publishers will lobby in Congress to retain the right to continue to exploit gamers with unregulated gambling in their games as several people here have already predicted. And let's be honest - 4 billion dollars is peanuts at the Federal Level. It's nothing. All anyone has to do is get a law curbing the big publishers' ability to run unregulated gambling attached to some over-arching massive bill that Trump would be willing to sign. This would go virtually unnoticed given the relatively tiny implications it has on the country as a whole. And it's free good PR.

At any rate, the U.S. Federal government isn't the only entity with the power (and I'd go so far as to say the obligation) to act on this. Several state governments have already indicated they intend to take action on this matter within their states. That's to say nothing of the many international governing entities who have already taken up the issue or will shorrly.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results
5. Re: Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results Feb 9, 2018, 05:56 Prez
 
I can't shake the feeling with the inevitable government intervention to curb publishers' unchecked avarice with their exploitative and predatory gambling mechanics, this loot box bubble is going to burst sooner or later, and it's not going to be pretty.  
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1. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2018, 12:47 Prez
 
Hey, old Jack is back! And still preying on the vulnerabilities of victims...  
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