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Real Name John Prezioso   
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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Road Redemption Splitscreen Support
5. Re: Road Redemption Splitscreen Support Jun 8, 2017, 17:06 Prez
 
It's had split-screen since I bought it 2 months ago. It's a fun game - beheading the competing bikers never gets old.  
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News Comments > Writer Jay Pinkerton Leaves Valve
16. Re: Writer Jay Pinkerton Leaves Valve Jun 7, 2017, 15:04 Prez
 
Maybe the departed writers can all form a new studio and write the final game for the Half-Life series. Then, they can give it to Bioware's Andromeda team so we can have a bug-eyed, badly animated Alyx and a G-Man whose face is tired!!!  
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Ends; Steam Direct Next Week
2. Re: Steam Greenlight Ends; Steam Direct Next Week Jun 6, 2017, 21:38 Prez
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 6, 2017, 20:21:
Greenlight by any other name...

I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't think the same thing. Greenlight was $100 submission fee and zero curation. Direct has 100$ submission fee and Valve has essentially admitted there will be no curation by them.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn F2P/Free Trial
7. Re: Battleborn F2P/Free Trial Jun 6, 2017, 18:33 Prez
 
Well, having played Overwatch, Paldadins, and Battleborn I can say that Battleborn IS a hero shooter, but not like Overwatch or Paldins in that it adds the MOBA element of npc "creeps". The game is actually very well made, from the aesthetic, to the interesting and cool heroes, great maps and environments, and the very appealing combat mechanics. The problem is that despite its clear differences from Overwatch, it absolutely did not do enough to distinguish itself in any way from the far, FAR more popular Hero shooters that came out in the same time frame. That, and because it is coming from Randy Pitchford's company, which is an automatic strike against it for tons of gamers.

It may be too little too late for Battleborn - it should have gone ACTUALLY F2P (not this bastardized version of F2P) months after its release once it was clear that Overwatch kicked the ever-loving shit out of it, and then Paladins did the same soon after.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Necromancer Cinematics
13. Re: Diablo III Necromancer Cinematics Jun 2, 2017, 11:40 Prez
 
There has been more hype and lead-up to this character release than a lot of full games. Wish they would do something substantial with D3.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2017, 21:03 Prez
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 31, 2017, 20:05:
Uh, so what are you saying about handling the psychological aspects of addiction?

In 2015 I spent 32 days in a Rehab/Mental hospital (they call it a"Behavioral Science Faciltiy" nowadays) for addiction and suicide. The shit I saw there (and went through myself) is so fucked up I can't begin to explain. But I learned intimately the ins and outs of the physical and mental pain of withdrawls and mental illness. Blood pressures of 280/190 are not uncommon. I saw 3 BAD seizures, a stroke, and one guy ended up in a coma for a week while he was being treated with Sarboxone and Pheno because of an addiction to alcohol and Benzo's.

Anyway, Bigspender is right about the changes in brain, scientifically that being the nuerons and synapses of the brain physically re-adjusting over time. But that is a physical change, not a psychological one. The psychological effects can last years or even an entire lifetime. Addiction to cigarettes is the hardest to kick (right up there with Heroin) but it also is the least debilitating. Compared to the withdrawal symptoms from opioids/narcotics/alcohol, quitting smoking is NOTHING. But most people in the facility I stayed at either smoked or started smoking while there (which incidentally is when I started smoking again after not smoking for 18 years). It's a far less dangerous vice than what people go there for, and it does a lot to help with the physical and mental anguish addicts and people with mental illness suffer from. Which is why I still do it.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2017, 12:24 Prez
 
Then for me it is "Prez's Personal Shame Day 2017" because I smoke like a friggin' chimney. I noticed that I finished a pack of cigarettes in about 8 hours the other day.  
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News Comments > New Intel CPU Announcements
37. Re: New Intel CPU Announcements May 30, 2017, 19:11 Prez
 
Agent-Zero wrote on May 30, 2017, 18:47:
this fucking argument comes up anytime there is a new CPU... no shit its not a big deal for joe-sixpack-gamer-guy

but it still has plenty of uses in actual reality, for actual people, in plenty of productivity apps and multi-tasking configs, across the board

"but what does it do FOR ME??" .. hey - who gives a shit?

doesnt change the fact this thing is an insane beast of a CPU, and its unprecedented in the non-enterprise, non-server based market... its a big deal regardless of whether or not its going to help you REK SUM NOOBS on overwatch or whatever... and if you already asked this question 100 times already, its not going to magically change the answer asking it for the 101st time

So which of these does matter to gamers? The low end i9 or high end i7?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed May 30, 2017, 13:17 Prez
 
A decent op-ed, but as is the norm for sites like Polygon, the title is misleading and inflammatory.  
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News Comments > Friday the 13th: The Game Launch Hits Bad Luck
7. Re: Friday the 13th: The Game Launch Hits Bad Luck May 30, 2017, 04:58 Prez
 
Saw a let's play video on this and was astounded at how awful it looked and played. Unbelievable that they could release this game in this state and expect to have anything but overwhelming negative reaction by gamers.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Morning Mobilization May 27, 2017, 21:01 Prez
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 27, 2017, 20:21:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 27, 2017, 20:14:
Personally, I think this is a solution that is more likely to prevent jaywalking: https://youtu.be/SB_0vRnkeOk

Plus, it's more fun.
Ha! Video is from 2014 but never seen it before, that is great.

As an aside, that video illustates quite well that white people can't dance!
 
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News Comments > On Destiny 2 Networking
12. Re: On Destiny 2 Networking May 27, 2017, 20:56 Prez
 
Blackhawk wrote on May 27, 2017, 19:54:
It is MMOish, with persistent elements. I don't see a game like that ever being run purely client side.

That's kind of what I was thinking too. I'm not really pissed about this - I'm more concerned with wether the game will be good or not.
 
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News Comments > EVERSPACE Launches
6. Re: EVERSPACE Launches May 26, 2017, 23:15 Prez
 
Why do all these space games have to be "Roguelikes"? People would argue that it's a "RogueLITE" but whatever - either way I'm not that fond of them. I also have read a lot of criticisms saying that a lot of the progress you make is lost when you die. Sounds a lot like wasting time to me. Can anyone who has played it expound on this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2017, 11:14 Prez
 
"We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage," May said.

Yeah.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Will Trail Consoles; Has No Dedicated Servers
17. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2017, 13:28 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on May 19, 2017, 12:09:
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Grumpy Sod wrote on May 19, 2017, 09:58:
Not a shock really. You don't get dedicated servers for Diablo 3, Overwatch or other instanced party MMO type deals either.

Overwatch has dedicated servers

Does it? I see an announcement from 2015 that it will, but then endless complaints in 2016 and 2017 that it does not.

Yep it does. Blue even posted a news story about Blizzard warning players not to create servers for the sole purpose of using them to level up. People were setting up games where you just login, join a match, and go do something else. When the match timer ends you get XP for doing NOTHING.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Gameplay Trailer
8. Re: Destiny 2 Gameplay Trailer May 18, 2017, 18:39 Prez
 
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/news/?d=2017-5#181745

Being a battlenet exclusive means it not coming to Steam I guess? I wondered if that meant that the Blizzard app was going to begin to sell non-Blizzard games, but for now they say no.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed May 17, 2017, 20:59 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on May 17, 2017, 20:13:
Prez wrote on May 17, 2017, 18:13:
...Yes, it's bad to have a monopoly, which Steam outright is....

Hmm. Is it though? I mean, with GOG and Origin (and I guess Uplay, but that sucks) there are places where people can buy games on a digital download service without ever touching Steam. Sure, Steam is currently holding a huge percentage of that particular market share, but there ARE alternatives.

Legally, a monopoly is near domination, not being the only option. Steam, by any view, is near domination.

Fair enough, but there are other definitions other than legal, and frankly I have no interest in "legal" definitions on this issue. That's for regulators to bandy about.

From Merriam Webster:

Definition of monopoly
plural monopolies
1: exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply, or concerted action
2: exclusive possession or control
no country has a monopoly on morality or truth — Helen M. Lynd
3: a commodity controlled by one party
had a monopoly on flint from their quarries — Barbara A. Leitch
4: one that has a monopoly The government passed laws intended to break up monopolies.


From Businessdictionary.com:

Definition

Market situation where one producer (or a group of producers acting in concert) controls supply of a good or service, and where the entry of new producers is prevented or highly restricted. Monopolist firms (in their attempt to maximize profits) keep the price high and restrict the output, and show little or no responsiveness to the needs of their customers. Most governments therefore try to control monopolies by (1) imposing price controls, (2) taking over their ownership (called 'nationalization'), or (3) by breaking them up into two or more competing firms. Sometimes governments facilitate the creation of monopolies for reasons of national security, to realize economies of scale for competing internationally, or where two or more producers would be wasteful or pointless (as in the case of utilities).


Even the US Legal website has a different legal definition of monopoly from what you stated:

Monopoly Law and Legal Definition


Monopoly is a control or advantage obtained by one entity over the commercial market in a specific area. Monopolization is an offense under federal anti trust law. The two elements of monopolization are (1) the power to fix prices and exclude competitors within the relevant market. (2) the willful acquisition or maintenance of that power as distinguished from growth or development as a consequence of a superior product, business acumen or historical accident.

When I think of a monopoly I think of my choice of internet service providers. Many people in many areas have no choice at all.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed May 17, 2017, 18:13 Prez
 
...Yes, it's bad to have a monopoly, which Steam outright is....

Hmm. Is it though? I mean, with GOG and Origin (and I guess Uplay, but that sucks) there are places where people can buy games on a digital download service without ever touching Steam. Sure, Steam is currently holding a huge percentage of that particular market share, but there ARE alternatives.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed May 17, 2017, 00:10 Prez
 
I agree that Valve is not your friend, but not healthy for gaming? Gaming on the PC is stronger than ever due in large part to Steam.  
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News Comments > NY Times on Star Citizen
6. Re: NY Times on Star Citizen May 10, 2017, 22:31 Prez
 
The article doesn't really go into the concerns about Star Citizen, so at the very least it is titled incorrectly.  
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