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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 08:46 Ventura
 
Asmodai wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 06:27:
maintaining the narrative that it's the gun that is the problem, and not thinking about why the person pulls the trigger?

Oh, I'm well aware that, if everyone behaved, guns aplenty wouldn't be a problem.

I'm just pretty sure a species like humanity couldn't ever be capable of the 'everyone behaving' side of that equation. After all, if it were, what need would there even be for them?

Asmodai wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 06:53:
Take away the gun, someone will use a truck, or a knife, or fire. You'll never fix all the problems, people will still go nuts. But if you focus on taking away the reasons for them to snap..?

Could you (take away the reasons for them to snap)? Could we?

Let's say I'm the victim of a home invasion late tonight. And it's certainly possible because, let's be honest, we're an aggressive, impulsive ape that just thinks it's very smart because we invented cars and the helicopter. Now, it'll probably suck either way, but if they've shown up with anything but a gun, I might just consider the chance of my wife and I making it out alive that much greater.

Linking massacres in Australia does little to dissuade the notion that humans and weapons that can kill very easily don't mix.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 19:53 Ventura
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 19:43:
It happened in Australia, it can happen here.

I'd like to believe that was true but I've lived in Australia for almost 30 years of my 43 years of existence and I've never met anyone who (inanely) equated freedom with the right to bear arms.

Many, many more will die.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 19:26 Ventura
 
Creston wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 17:50:
Granted, but there are (by last rough census) 350 million firearms in circulation in the US. If we stop selling guns tomorrow, bad guys will be able to buy whatever they want off that same Tom, Dick and Harry for the next 150 years.

Yeah, you've quite the sticky situation over there as a consequence, and unfortunately, it's political suicide for anyone who tries to take it on.

I don't envy you that one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 17:28 Ventura
 
Creston wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 15:43:
There's literally no way to prevent this.

Thought occurs not selling automatic firearms to every Tom, Dick and Harry that wants to buy one might be a pretty fucking good place to start.
 
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News Comments > DiRT 4 Released
7. Re: DiRT 4 Released Jun 10, 2017, 05:03 Ventura
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 00:02:
a big 4 outta 5, 8 outta 10 with a 'Bad-Ass' seal of approval, AWESOMETACULAR! recommendation... (cookie goes to the names of each reviewer whom I just stole those from!)

I see a little Angry Joe mixed in with some Jeremy Jahns for good measure. 2 out of 3?
 
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News Comments > Truck Simulators Getting Bigger Rigs
8. Re: Truck Simulators Getting Bigger Rigs May 8, 2017, 17:49 Ventura
 
Fuck that, backing in a single takes me enough time now as it is. But a double?

I like getting the extra experience from actually parking the trailer, but ten minutes with a double and I can see me choosing the auto-park option.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
40. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 9, 2017, 18:25 Ventura
 
Slick wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 20:17:
I had a Rift DK2, and I got bored after 2 weeks, my Vive I just keep coming back to, some games are a great workout too.

Each to their own, but it's almost freaky how my experience contrasts so significantly to this one.

I spent hours with my DK2 on my head playing the likes of ETS2, Assetto Corsa and Elite Dangerous. Many, many hours. I couldn't get enough of the damn thing.

Then I got a Vive, and after the initial euphoria wore off, I hardly touched the thing. It's been gathering dust ever since. I'd do a local trade for a Rift in comparable quality in a heartbeat, even without the Touch controllers.

Roomscale is great, except for the fact that... it's not. Every other experience is a wave shooter, it's like people don't know what to do with the damn thing. Don't get me wrong, the hardware is very compelling, but either it doesn't translate well to game experiences or developers are having a hard time thinking up truly imaginative ways to use it.

The hours that Steam says I've played games says it all. Elite Dangerous tops the list at 346 hours, then ETS2 at 120 and Assetto Corsa at 72. But the Vive games? Most I've done is 3 hours playing The Lab (mainly because of Longbow). Everything else is at 2 hours or less.

Kinda sums it up for me really.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
31. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 18:40 Ventura
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 18:10:
The things I'm getting:

Empyrion. I've known for a while I would be getting it, $10 sold.

Me too, just this morning before leaving for work. People who like it really rave about it.

I also picked up Subnautica for $10, too. I've been watching too much of Kage 848 of late playing that one, and I like what I see. Probably going to scare the bejeesus out of me.

Then there's Thumper for VR madness, if just because it's getting rave reviews (enough to end up on the front page when I sort VR games on Steam by user reviews).
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Content
2. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Content Dec 1, 2016, 04:12 Ventura
 
Can I just get a Rainbow Six Siege 2 with a full campaign please? And preferably coop'able... please?  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Released
1. Re: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Released Nov 4, 2016, 10:42 Ventura
 
Anyone got it (and MW Remastered)? If so, any good? Mainly interested in single player content, so the campaign and ability to play private matches with bots  
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News Comments > Ubisoft VR Games Release Schedule
4. Re: Ubisoft VR Games Release Schedule Aug 18, 2016, 16:58 Ventura
 
Bumpy wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 13:07:
It's like going back to a black and white CRT TV, no thanks.

You know someone hasn't really sampled VR when they go after the resolution. Cartoon like? Black and white? That's pushing it a little too far. Granted, it might not feel like HD as we know it, but it's not SD either.

Improvements in resolution will be welcome, but the big problem, certainly as far as being a Vive owner is concerned, is that there's fuck all to play that makes use of the Vive. Anyone getting into VR might aswell buy the CV1 because it's only the sit down experiences that have any kind of longevity.

Speaking of which, I can't fucking wait for Bridge Crew.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft HD Next Month?
19. Re: StarCraft HD Next Month? Aug 5, 2016, 21:55 Ventura
 
Xero wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 14:33:
I myself wouldn't mind a WC3 HD update as I played multi to death on that game

Warcraft 3 had a fantastic editor, I did an RPG mod for the game, so if they brought their editor up to scratch alongside the HD remake, I'd return for that alone, and I'd pony up a bit for it, too.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: Bridge Crew Announcement
11. Re: Star Trek: Bridge Crew Announcement Jun 14, 2016, 20:38 Ventura
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 20:24:
Dammit, the JJ-version... *sigh*

Kinda what I was thinking too. Give me classic Trek any day of the week.

That said, as a Trek fan from way back (and someone who also got into VR, having bought two Oculus DK2's), I pretty much *have* to buy this game when it comes out.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Trailers
40. Re: DOOM Trailers May 12, 2016, 20:48 Ventura
 
Nullity wrote on May 12, 2016, 14:10:
while I am interested in SnapMap and think it's a good idea in general, I fear that it will be much too limited. I think you only have access to the prefabs they provide, and you can't make custom areas/rooms from scratch. I don't think the provided prefabs can be modified at all (increase width/length/add a door/knock out a wall/etc), nor can you add verticality that isn't already there (I actually have a long list of feature requests).

Must admit I'm concerned about this as well. I know you can choose to add your own crates and boxes and what not to certain rooms, but the ability to just design them from scratch might not be there, and this means that if you play enough Snapmap content you're going to start seeing repeats.

On the flip side, I've had about two hours with the game (since having to go to work), and it runs great and plays well on my 4770 8gig 980gtx system. I like the executions, though I do recommend starting on at least hurt me plenty, if not ultra violence.

I did fire up Snapmap, if just to play a map (did that E1M2 that's available), and it was okay, but I'm anxious to fire up those tutorials and see what's what.

Objectively, the game's a bargain. Outside of multiplayer (which I won't comment about because I'll never touch it), it's not a purchase I regret in the slightest, and I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Trailers
14. Re: DOOM Trailers May 12, 2016, 02:57 Ventura
 
nin wrote on May 11, 2016, 21:43:
snapmaaaaaap-nanananananana!


Once again, nin, welcome aboard to the Snapmap craze.

I've watched just about every video there is, preordered with GMG and have the game pre-loaded in full.

Bring on Friday 13th. If I could get away with chucking a sickie, I would.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 May 9, 2016, 02:11 Ventura
 
nin wrote on May 8, 2016, 20:50:
Honestly, that has me semi interested in the game now, and I'd previously wrote it off...

I hear you mate. As good as it might be, I'd never have purchased Doom for just the single player, but the Snapmap stuff, well, it does look really impressive.

Roll on Friday I say.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 May 8, 2016, 20:38 Ventura
 
edit again: Ok, that's fucking awesome!

Yeah can't wait for it hey. There's going to be so much content available for it. Surprised you didn't know about it though, it was part of their reveal back during last years E3.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 May 8, 2016, 19:52 Ventura
 
I picked up the new Doom and I'm actually really looking forward to it - both singleplayer and the snapmap thing. No intention of playing multiplayer and I figure it couldn't be any worse than Doom 3, right?  
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans
21. Re: DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans Apr 7, 2016, 08:07 Ventura
 
This is all such a shame, to be honest. That E3 video, I think it was, showcasing all of those ways the game could be modded with that SnapMap, it looked so damn impressive.  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Dawns
21. Re: Grim Dawn Dawns Mar 3, 2016, 18:20 Ventura
 
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 18:02:
I haven't had this much fun with an ARPG since Torchlight II.

There are people that actually like Torchlight 2? Wowsers. Following the amazing Torchlight 1, I found it so bitterly lacklustre. I haven't been that disappointed in a game since the original Dungeon Siege.
 
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