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Re: Play Star Citizen for Free
May 20, 2022, 17:51
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Re: Play Star Citizen for Free May 20, 2022, 17:51
May 20, 2022, 17:51
 
At some point in the next decade maybe I'll try it out...
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Re: Get Borderlands 3 for Free
May 19, 2022, 18:07
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Re: Get Borderlands 3 for Free May 19, 2022, 18:07
May 19, 2022, 18:07
 
That's a helluva freebie. The villains are a huge step down from handsome Jack (and annoying to boot) but the game taken as a whole is still pretty great for looter shooter fans.
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Re: Quoteworthy
May 15, 2022, 20:09
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Re: Quoteworthy May 15, 2022, 20:09
May 15, 2022, 20:09
 
Overwatch has excellent diversity. The company that makes it though...
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Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Inspired Shooter on Steam
May 10, 2022, 15:01
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Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Inspired Shooter on Steam May 10, 2022, 15:01
May 10, 2022, 15:01
 
Don't feed the trolls
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Re: Biz Buzz
May 9, 2022, 17:17
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Re: Biz Buzz May 9, 2022, 17:17
May 9, 2022, 17:17
 
Dude, I respect the hell out of you. It's really cool to hear that.

I didn't mean to derail the discussion; I just wanted to give some insight why I was being pretty dispassionate on what is normally a very emotional subject.
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Re: Biz Buzz
May 9, 2022, 17:04
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Re: Biz Buzz May 9, 2022, 17:04
May 9, 2022, 17:04
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 9, 2022, 16:55:
Not pretty? Try non-existent, at least in some locations.

Well, yeah. I live in Tennessee, surrounded by some of the most religious conservatives in the nation. I know what will result from this ruling. Beyond the inevitable laws, there will be challenges, protests, activism, etc. Scotus may yet have another part to play. I'm probably going to die sooner rather than later, so if I am looking at this a little too clinically, I'll take that hit.
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Re: Biz Buzz
May 9, 2022, 16:53
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Re: Biz Buzz May 9, 2022, 16:53
May 9, 2022, 16:53
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 9, 2022, 16:45:
Prez wrote on May 9, 2022, 16:39:
What I was refuting is that this suddenly makes abortion illegal, which it doesn't.
Perhaps not directly, but it effectively will in some states almost immediately. Several states have laws on the books which kick in if Roe is overturned, more will pass laws right after it happens.

Again, that is a fight that has been a long time coming. I want the rights of the women and their children respected in reasonably proportional regards. In our current mess, that's not going to be pretty.
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Re: Biz Buzz
May 9, 2022, 16:39
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Re: Biz Buzz May 9, 2022, 16:39
May 9, 2022, 16:39
 
I agree, which is why I stated it. What I was refuting is that this suddenly makes abortion illegal, which it doesn't. Given the backwards thinking of the state legislators here in the midsouth, I can only imagine the bible-thumping morons in state congresses around here having some major wood for this ruling. I won't agree with the laws passed that make abortion illegal, but I do agree with this ruling.
Anyyone who has strong opinions about this topic, which has been divisive for decades, had to know this fight was a long time coming.
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Re: Biz Buzz
May 9, 2022, 16:19
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Re: Biz Buzz May 9, 2022, 16:19
May 9, 2022, 16:19
 
I mean that a right needs to be secured by a law, not a flimsy pair of court rulings from decades ago. It's bullshit that abortion rights have been protected by a ruling whose precedent can be overturned by 5 people in a country of over 300 million. SCOTUS will not secure abortion rights the way the they finalized marriage rights for all people. It needs to be left to legislators. If laws are passed that we do not like, then work to change them. Backwards legislators exist everywhere, voting on stupid shit all the time.

And that article is wrong. There is no constitutional protection for abortion rights. There never was, and considering the Constitution is only 20 pages long, it's pretty easy to verify.

EDIT: And if anyone disagrees with the constitutional protection based on their own interpretation or the past interpretation of some constitutional scholar, that's fine. It's okay that we disagree. I am not going to debate it with you however.

This comment was edited on May 9, 2022, 16:33.
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Re: Biz Buzz
May 8, 2022, 23:48
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Re: Biz Buzz May 8, 2022, 23:48
May 8, 2022, 23:48
 
I really wish people would stop misrepresenting the meaning of this ruling that is apparently coming.
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Re: Saturday Previews
May 7, 2022, 18:48
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Re: Saturday Previews May 7, 2022, 18:48
May 7, 2022, 18:48
 
Even if it was only a couple of hours, actual brain power was expended on thinking about this and actual development was expended on making it happen. Someone (more like several someone's) have clearly lost sight of the big picture.

I'm still not entirely sure this isn't a joke...
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Re: Outriders studio has ‘yet to receive any royalties’ as the game hasn’t broken even.
May 7, 2022, 14:45
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Re: Outriders studio has ‘yet to receive any royalties’ as the game hasn’t broken even. May 7, 2022, 14:45
May 7, 2022, 14:45
 
I like Outriders; it's the game I'm currently jamming to. But if you use your customers as beta testers then I have a harder time feeling sorry for you. Of course, immovable release dates are often a publisher mandate that the devs have no say over, but all I know everyone looked bad when for the first days of release had almost no one able to play due to connection issues.
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Re: Evening Multiplex
May 7, 2022, 14:39
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Re: Evening Multiplex May 7, 2022, 14:39
May 7, 2022, 14:39
 
Viva La Dirt Leagues ' production values have definitely increased markedly lately.
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Re: Get Terraforming Mars for Free
May 5, 2022, 20:11
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Re: Get Terraforming Mars for Free May 5, 2022, 20:11
May 5, 2022, 20:11
 
saluk wrote on May 5, 2022, 18:58:
This is a great tabletop game. I'm sure the digital game is nice too, but I never have as much fun in the digital versions of card games.

Also, make no mistake. Even though there are hexes this is mainly a card game. The hexes matter only a little bit.

I was just about to ask that. I was wondering if this was the same as the board game I played with my son some time ago. Because I have cats who love pushing board game pieces everywhere, I really appreciate digital versions of board games.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Faces Another Lawsuit
May 5, 2022, 06:01
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Re: Activision Blizzard Faces Another Lawsuit May 5, 2022, 06:01
May 5, 2022, 06:01
 
Yeah, just wanted to echo the sentiment that has been put forth prior to me that, as much as I think Kotick is a repulsive human being, it seems hard to argue that Activision's value was 'damaged' by these behaviors considering the unbelievably massive sum of money they are being bought for.

Of course that is just a layman's take; but I stop giving a shit when shareholders start whining about how many millions extra they could have made.
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Re: Op Ed
May 4, 2022, 15:34
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Re: Op Ed May 4, 2022, 15:34
May 4, 2022, 15:34
 
I am against abortion, but what I think is basically irrelevant. Not because I'm a man, but because I never got to vote on it. There has never been a law saying that abortion is illegal that does not go against Roe v Wade that is valid because the ruling of SCOTUS, a federal government body, 100 times out of 100 supercedes any state ruling. Yet, abortion is not protected by any law. This ruling does not make all abortion illegal; rather it basically shifts the responsibility of legislation from SCOTUS to legislators. Your legislators will now have to pass a law either protecting or abolishing abortion. Really, that's how it always should have been in my view. I might be personally against abortion, but I would never make it illegal. Legal with certain restrictions, basically the way it is now, is my personal preference. Whether you believe that abortion should be protected or abolished, a single court ruling (later upheld by a follow-up court ruling) is a flimsy way to govern such a critical and divisive issue . That's my thought anyway.
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Re: Activision Asks Shareholders to Vote to Stay in the Dark
May 3, 2022, 19:19
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Re: Activision Asks Shareholders to Vote to Stay in the Dark May 3, 2022, 19:19
May 3, 2022, 19:19
 
From a purely business sense I can see why Activision, as well as any company, would want to vote this down. Having said that, every company
, and probably Activision next, cannot see that if you ever want to put something like this behind you, this is an important first step. Wrong or right, most of the world will take this as an indication that they have learned nothing and nothing has changed.
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Re: OotB: Happy May Day!
May 2, 2022, 14:40
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Re: OotB: Happy May Day! May 2, 2022, 14:40
May 2, 2022, 14:40
 
Well, regardless of who is right about commercial fusion power, I certainly hope you are wrong about dying before you ever get to see it. I decided that no one I know is allowed to die before I do.
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Re: OotB: Happy May Day!
May 2, 2022, 14:03
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Re: OotB: Happy May Day! May 2, 2022, 14:03
May 2, 2022, 14:03
 
I'm betting that you have a much greater chance about being right about the time frame. Specifically though, the fact that any materials currently existing can maintain the almost unimaginable conditions for a fusion reaction to be maintained for a 5 full seconds is utterly staggering to me. Before I read the article a month ago and subsequently verified its accuracy myself I would have flatly stated that it was an inarguable impossibility.
Personally I am more interested in the people advancing the tech worry about maintaining of the reaction to a continuous steady state condition before I'd expect them to worry about the "goes ins" being substantially less than the "goes outs". Maybe that's just me though.

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Re: OotB: Happy May Day!
May 2, 2022, 05:17
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Re: OotB: Happy May Day! May 2, 2022, 05:17
May 2, 2022, 05:17
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 2, 2022, 04:22:
Ho dang, Square-Enix just announced they sold off Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Interactive -- along with their IPs (Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Legacy of Kain, etc.) and 50+ back catalog games -- to the Embracer Group for $300M.

Wow, I almost missed this. You don't spend that much money on IPs just to sit on them. My only fear is that it's so they can make terrible mobile games that exist solely to make money on their name recognition.
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