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Nickname ledhead1969
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Signed On Aug 14, 2003, 16:16
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News Comments > Fortnite Rocket Launch Opens Sky Crack
2. Re: Fortnite Rocket Launch Opens Sky Crack Jul 2, 2018, 13:37 ledhead1969
 
Their ability to quickly add new content to that game is fairly impressive. I've never played it but they keep adding carrots for their users.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 20, 2018, 16:09 ledhead1969
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 20, 2018, 15:23:
Nofactor97 wrote on Jun 20, 2018, 15:08:
I laughed so hard when that was the first comment I read on the article.

Horrible way to capture an audience as it immediately made me close my browser.

Writers can't help but put their own views on their pieces, much like you can't change your mannerisms in speech.

She's a professor at harvard law school and I bet her life has been met with a lot of male challenge.

Can give her a little bit of a break on this one as it's just describing the setting I think, it's not like she's writing about female protagonists in video games being absent and this is some SJW topic. It's a good little article actually.

"professor at harvard"

or

"life...is a challenge"

Pick one.
 
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News Comments > The Division 2 Trailer and Details
1. Re: The Division 2 Trailer and Details Jun 11, 2018, 20:14 ledhead1969
 
"Additionally, in a first for the franchise, eight-player raids will make their way to The Division 2. These challenging missions will test the skill, communication, and teamwork of even the most expert Agents."

Sold.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 6, 2018, 15:01 ledhead1969
 
If only there was as much anger around Planned Parenthood's Black Market of Baby parts...  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Warmind Details
5. Re: Destiny 2 Warmind Details Apr 25, 2018, 01:19 ledhead1969
 
Jivaro wrote on Apr 24, 2018, 23:17:
I have always felt that the problem with Destiny and Destiny 2 is that they don't seem to understand the market share they draw with this type of game. They keep creating content that is grindier than a South Korean MMO for an audience that just wants to shoot shit and pick up loot. The audience, I believe, wants more Borderlands and less "new age shooter MMO"....and that has been the case since the beginning of Destiny 1, that isn't new with Destiny 2.

The problem with the game is that the end game content is far too easy. Teams clear raids in the first 4 hours of its release. There is no challenge.

They need to make the raids difficult so it extends these content drops past a month or maybe 2 months. No one wants Borderlands. We want content that is truly challenging. Unfortunately, every raid caters to casuals.

As soon as CoD or GoW or Halo or whatever copy their model, and introduce challenging end game content, Bungie has no need to get better. God help them if Blizzard makes a Destiny killer. EA has one in dev but it's EA so they will screw it up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 23, 2018, 16:37 ledhead1969
 
"'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise."

Had one of these turds on the line for a good 45 minutes the other day.

At one point I fired up Twitch, put on some PUBG and put the phone next to the speaker. 20 minutes later when I picked it back up he was still on (this was during one of the 5 different reboots I said my comp was doing).

These guys are a hoot if you can troll them for a good long while. I do think people that engage in this type of fraud (mostly on old people) should be executed, though.
 
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News Comments > New Ryzen CPU Reviews
14. Re: New Ryzen CPU Reviews Apr 19, 2018, 15:57 ledhead1969
 
Simon Says wrote on Apr 19, 2018, 12:39:
So TLDR version, very marginal perf increase VS Ryzen 1, sub 10%, but mostly sub 5%. Status quo in the market, more or less.

Coffee Lake i5 VS R5, i5 is still much superior with gaming, R5 is still much superior in productivity. i7 VS R7, i7 is still much superior in gaming ( heck, even the i5-8400 beat the R7's easily ), and they still trade blows in productivity.

Nothing to see here.

I don't get what reviews you checked or if I understand your reply at all.
Post 1080p the gaming differences come down to GPU. The new ones are gimped a bit in single thread but wipe the floor with NV on everything else.
 
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News Comments > This Is the Police 2 Trailer
9. Re: This Is the Police 2 Trailer Apr 14, 2018, 17:17 ledhead1969
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 14, 2018, 11:14:
MT Silver wrote on Apr 14, 2018, 06:03:
Your 'fuck da police' attitude is hilarious. If they announced they were pulling out of your neighborhood you would be shitting your pants and rightly so. These people are all that stands between us and the wolves.

Really? How strange. Plenty of people all over the world live without having police around and they get on just fine. In fact, in most places, police forces are the worst corrupt criminal gangs there are. People are much more afraid of cops than criminals. All cops do is show up after the fact to take notes. The crime clearance rate for cops in NA is less than 30%. That means 8 out of 10 people get away with their crimes. So what the fuck good are they? Give people weapons and the authority to use them and what do you need cops for? And ultimately it says a lot about what a typically paranoid right-wing loon you are if you actually believe for one second that civilization would descend into some lawless dystopia without cops around. You clearly need psychological help more than you need the police.

"Plenty of people all over the world live without having police around and they get on just fine."

Need stats to back that claim up. Please provide links.

"in most places, police forces are the worst corrupt criminal gangs there are."

Need stats to back that up. Please provide links (this one should be easy, do not include Mexico, I know of several examples, too, just want you to prove your claim).

"All cops do is show up after the fact to take notes."

TIL there is no such thing as a stakeout.

"Give people weapons and the authority to use them and what do you need cops for?"

I would love this to happen but guns are bad according to all the left-wing loons. Old West had it right, some innocents might hang, but over all, the right people will swing if it is up to a town's citizens to police one another.

"if you actually believe for one second that civilization would descend into some lawless dystopia without cops around."

Need multiple examples of a country with no police force that is a utopia.

Let's keep the conversation to the facts, too.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes Next Week
17. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes Next Week Mar 16, 2018, 17:05 ledhead1969
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 16:46:
Darks wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 10:32:
Blues, you would be doing everyone a favor if you dont post anything about EA or this crap infested game. Does anyone really care about this game or anything EA related anymore?

This site is a neutral purveyor of gaming news. I don't want Stephen to "censor" anything, especially the stuff we loathed.

I don't think neutral means what you think it means.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Mar 10, 2018, 14:22 ledhead1969
 
What's interesting is that, depending who is in the White House, CNN changes its tune completely. "Fact"

http://cnn.it/2Hm8BHk
http://bit.ly/2tAQaNf
http://cnnmon.ie/1JnqRzz
http://cnn.it/1jgdZNR
http://cnn.it/2Hmgr3F
http://cnn.it/2IfSsVa
http://cnn.it/2FXMHur

Researchers say the link isn't about shooting a gun, it's about desensitization.

The real issue is lazy parents letting their kids play these games at an early age. They would never let them go see R Rated horror movies or torture movies at age 11 but they let them kill people in a virtual world, plus allow them to do it virtually to real people over the internet.

If you can't see a link with that and desensitizing a young child you are just a partisan hack. But, then again, no one ever said Blues neck-beards focus on "Fact"s when it comes to hating Trump.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 20, 2018, 15:28 ledhead1969
 
Reality: http://nyti.ms/2rr5dHZ

But whatever keeps your hate kindling is up to you.

Can't wait to see what that memo says, though. Pretty shocking that the Dems haven't leaked it yet. I wonder why.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 15, 2018, 15:33 ledhead1969
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 14:28:
Harvard Study: Community-Owned ISPs Offer Lower, Clearer Prices

That can't be true. Everyone knows capitalism is the best, always and in every situation.

If you look at per-megabit price things look much different. I'd much rather spend 20% more a month for 100% increase in speed for the lowest tier. Some of the public ones are better per meg than private but most of the speeds are different.

Lafayette and Sebewaing are BS but if customers flee to the public option it will force the private companies to change their model to compete. The problem is that the public options are seriously hamstrung to make those changes if the need arises (raise prices to fund improvements to compete)?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 9, 2018, 13:52 ledhead1969
 
Meanwhile, back in reality, the typical Blue's sheep never said a word when Obama did the same thing.

http://wapo.st/2CKG9Nm

http://bit.ly/2mjjpOi

Keep the hate flowing, it warms us all on these cold nights.

Daily reminder: http://bit.ly/2Eqiges
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 1, 2018, 04:45 ledhead1969
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 13:29:
All that stuff that was -killed by the net-- The real culprit was hedge funds.

they're taken private, then put through IPOs, then taken private again, then thrown at the public markets again. At each turn, the fund managers and at least some of their investors take home giant paychecks -- and the companies' fortunes get worse and worse.

“We are at historic highs [for distress], and we are not even in a recession,” says Charlie O’Shea, retail analyst at Moody’s. “If you’re a CAA rated retailer [a deep-junk rating by Moody’s], you have no flexibility at all. If you’re highly leveraged with a product mix that goes head to head against Walmart and Amazon, and you are looking to refinance right now, what reception do you think you’re going to get? It’s tough out there.”

The unregulated free market solves all problems and makes America strong. Any deviation from this line of thought means you're a commie.

From the perspective of a libertarian, yes. From the perspective of any one else, it means you have an opinion. You see, commies think everyone should have an opinion *as long as it is the same as their own opinion*. And in true commie form, they will murder you if you don't agree (see: history). It must suck to come here and have to step out of your echo chamber because (see above). All those man-buns you run with all speaking the same thoughts, every day. How boring.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
13. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 17:44 ledhead1969
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 13:00:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 12:54:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 12:52:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 11:59:
Bill Borre wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 11:51:
Did you see the photo of the swatter? Sometimes stereotypes are dead on matches.
You may want to check your privelege. This guy looks like he works at kinkos https://www.gamespot.com/articles/arrested-swatter-faces-maximum-five-year-prison-se/1100-6425220/

He looks like a young Jack Black.
stereotypical thug

That's not the guy arrested last night. Tyler Raj Barriss was arrested last night. He looks, well, like an unemployed 25 year old, but not like a cheeto-obsessed gamer.

He doesn't look like a 25 year old out of work millenial. He's acted like a terrorist who called in multiple bomb threats before getting some innocent kid killed by swatting him and his family.

http://bit.ly/2BZfT1k
http://bit.ly/2DCTjfD

I don't mean to downplay the idiot cop's actions in this but that kid would not have been killed if Tyler Raj Barriss wasn't a total scumbag.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 28, 2017, 14:31 ledhead1969
 
Scheherazade wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 11:57:
I wonder if the UBER news stuff has any connection to reality, or if it's gossip/propaganda?

I know people who use uber, and people who drive for uber, and none have had any change in habbit. Are they unique or something?

What exactly is going on 'on the ground' that is actually affecting uber's bottom line? I just fail to find anyone who actually cares about what is going on at uber corporate. People either want a ride, or they want some side cash, and whether or not uber corporate is having a scandal doesn't change that.

I'm not referring to any google lawsuits. Google can bury anyone under a mountain of legal bills... but google a ways down the list when it comes to the news' typically spewed UBER woes.

-scheherazade

I chat with my Uber drivers all the time and their biggest complaint has to do with cities trying to put them out of business because the pols are all paid off by the taxi union(s).

Over the past 10 years Uber is probably the best new-economy or whatever it is called business.

The taxi business is (was) a monopoly controlled by the state (or city, whatever). Buy the medallion, you can be a taxi. Have the medallion, no matter how shitty your service, limited competition kept you safe.

Remember (member?) calling for a taxi? The wait to talk to someone, then the wait to actually have a limited supply of taxis come pick you up, then the dirty as shit car, no AC, and the driver yammering on his phone the whole time?

Yea, that business model needed to be destroyed.

The standard pricing was nice but who wouldn't pay more for a car to arrive in 5 minutes, take you where you need to go the most efficient and fastest way, and then you just jump out of the car?

Taxi companies could have instituted the innovations Uber came out with but they didn't *because they didn't have to*. Why would they improve their service if you have no other choice but to use them?

Back on point, the Uber drivers I have all work for multiple ride sharing services, most have other jobs and do Uber for quick/extra cash. They were bummed about the fare reductions that Uber instituted to drive the taxi businesses out but that was just good business and the taxi companies couldn't fight it off. Maybe unfairly as they can't manage their fares but they could improve service, the quality of the cars, etc.

I guess there was a shitty corporate culture but no driver ever mentioned that (which makes sense as I could be a secret passenger or something to them).

Never tried lyft.

The one business that has not been destroyed by the internet yet is buying a house. That process should be much more efficient and cheaper for all involved. That real estate agent cartel must be shoveling bills to politicians to keep that crap business model alive.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 26, 2017, 13:22 ledhead1969
 
Obama said the same thing.

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

I wonder which giving of love will, or, has, caused the most death?
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Fans Urge Everse Reverse
5. Re: Destiny 2 Fans Urge Everse Reverse Dec 26, 2017, 13:13 ledhead1969
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Dec 26, 2017, 11:28:
Eververse is only P2W in the sense that a large part of Destiny is trying to obtain cosmetic gear and Bungie launched Destiny 2 with all the interesting cosmetics in Eververse with nothing for dedicated players to actually strive for. In Destiny 1, all the gorgeous cosmetic gear was tied to completing achievements or milestones in the game such as doing raids on Hard Mode or beating certain challenge encounters. Destiny 2 has none of that and everything that looks like it had any sort of design thought put into is in Eververse.

So yeah... You can dump tons of cash into Eververse and get a really pretty armor set, a quality-of-life ghost, sparrow, and ship but none of those are really that integral to game play to call it P2W. Comparing this bullshit to EA's bullshit is comparing shit oranges to shit apples. Both have valid reasons to be pissed at, but just removing Eververse from Destiny 2 won't fix anything. If there was actual armor sets, ghosts, sparrows, and ships to obtain outside of Eververse, then 90% of these complaints would disappear.

This. There is no P2W. Should there be more ways to gain the items, yes. This is in no way like SWBF (or, CoD, Halo, GoW etc). FFS.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
3. Re: Saturday Interviews Dec 24, 2017, 16:22 ledhead1969
 
Well, I have to give it to you all, you were correct. The repeal has already produced significant negative benefits. At least no one has died but it's only been 2 weeks or so. Bravo Blue community, you had it nailed all along.

This is a great list of the horror so far: http://bit.ly/IqT6zt
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 is Activision's "Biggest PC Launch"
19. Re: Destiny 2 is Activision's Dec 20, 2017, 16:26 ledhead1969
 
Creston wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 10:39:
The game has earned more than 90 awards and nominations to date

Best Lootboxes
Best Avoiding Gamers Wrath About Lootboxes
Best Letting EA Take All the Shit for the Exact Same Thing
Best Job Advertisement for Hiring a Lootbox Designer



I don't get all the hate. I have multiple high-level characters and I have never spent a dime on a loot box. There is no need. Maybe, in a round about way you could spend money to get blue mods to then create purple ones? Or, a purple one might drop? They can all be had by just playing the game.

Other than that (which is is no way necessary or even smart) the eververse stuff is all ships, shaders, and other stuff that provides no benefit in game as far as I can tell.

I've got all the weapons that are BIS for the raids, all the armor, and all of the mods I want and have never even thought about buying anything.

SWBFII was completely different. The boxes had the chance to give you significant upgrades to your build.

Maybe I'm missing something, but your post is fairly scathing of a mechanic that I have never experienced.
 
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