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News Comments > Hearthstone Celebrates 70 Million Players
9. Re: Hearthstone Celebrates 70 Million Players May 2, 2017, 08:28 Pigeon
VaranDragon wrote on May 2, 2017, 02:52:
I had quite a lot of fun with HS on launch. After the third or so expansion it got a serious case of "Blizzardittis" and it turned from a game of skill, into a game of chasing the meta. I quit, and haven't looked back.

Yeah it was fun at first, but once I hit the pay wall the frustration set in. My F2P deck just couldn't compete with the premades.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 1, 2017, 20:37 Pigeon
And still costs over $100 less than a gsync screen almost half it's size. I know there's more to it than that, but damn it's hard not to notice the massive disparity in prices.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. No subject Apr 27, 2017, 20:22 Pigeon
The press release doesn't say which freedoms ordinary users of the Internet lost because of net neutrality rules.

SPOLIERS: It's the freedom to have a corporation decide which content it wants you to consume.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2017, 13:34 Pigeon
While I canít disagree that credit cards can be scams, I feel like that piece was excusing people for lacking self-control. Iíve always felt there was a pretty simple concept behind keeping debt free with a credit card; if you canít afford to buy something why would you decide to buy it anyways and then pay more for it later? You canít afford it, how is paying more for it a reasonable solution? I understand shit happens sometimes, expenses due to accidents, medical, etc., but I feel so many people take a, Ďfuckit I want it now and will deal with the finances laterí approach. Sorry, donít have much pity for people who get hit with the credit card Ďscamí that way; particularly if they refuse to acknowledge it was their behaviors that caused the problem in the first place.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 26, 2017, 22:56 Pigeon
Dammit why does Alexa keep ordering a bow-flex machine and treadmill.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Apr 25, 2017, 22:16 Pigeon
Wonder where the nearest Target is from there. I've got a feeling he's going to need some new undies, pants, and upholstery cleaner. On the plus side now we all know how to say 'Fuck off' in lionese.

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News Comments > Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored
7. Re: Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored Apr 25, 2017, 11:35 Pigeon
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 10:55:
This time there will be 3 God-Mode Aliens glued to you. joy

If they at least let you injure it so it would fuck off for awhile that would be nice. There were several times where I'd hit it with a molotov and it'd scamper up a vent only to pop back down almost immediately. The worst part is, when you basically have unfettered access to the station, so you can get into all the areas you couldn't before, the alien encounters are at the worst.
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Crusade First Turn
4. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Crusade First Turn Apr 24, 2017, 22:21 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 20:47:
Crazy Eddie has got deals deals DEALS!!! Come on down!

That being said, I think that this marketing serves it's purpose. I played a lot of GC2 but skipped III bc it sounded like more of the same. This expansion has me interested again. Also Stardock needs to up its game with games like Stellaris pushing the envelope.

I enjoyed GC3 but you weren't wrong about it being more of the same, but with a prettier map. Also I never had a moment where I was surprised the sun wasn't up yet only to realize it had just gone down, like I did with GC2.
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Apr 24, 2017, 08:54 Pigeon
Internet gaming disorder requires some significant social problems to result for diagnosis, like losing your job, friends etc. They say used the APA's criteria, but I have to wonder how loose they were in applying those criteria that they got 1% of their population to fit that diagnosis. Video game addiction is what is called a process addiction, and there are a lot of other normal every day activities that can fit under that category. It is more accurate to say people can become addicted to video games, rather than video games are addictive. The vast majority of people play them without issue, just as the vast majority of people shop without issue. I will also put out there that in the cases where people do have an actual problem, there is probably something else going on that should be the primary focus of treatment.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2017, 16:04 Pigeon
I think the problem is fan-subbing is so closely linked to illegal distribution it's difficult to separate one from the other. This is the wrong way to look at it IMO, as is already blatantly stated, illegal distribution is *gasp* already illegal. Of course there was a fair bit of corporate protective language in there such as, 'unfair competition'. Which is hilarious because the only reason there are fan-subs is because there aren't subs in whatever language in the first place.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 21, 2017, 08:15 Pigeon
I wonder if I can get one those from my Dr. explaining why it is vital for my health to be allowed to play video-games at work.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 18, 2017, 14:36 Pigeon
I'll believe he's done something when he actually does something, and I don't mean a vague executive order that's the equivalent of 'we're looking into it.'  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2017, 09:46 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 09:01:
MeanJim wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 23:00:
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 22:11:
Well, technically he's right. If the internet went out forever tomorrow people would survive.

You can say that about anything, electricity, cars, phones, credit cards etc., but let me see you try and live without them.

I've done so. Point in fact a good 1/4 to 1/2 the population on this planet still does so. Yes, I'm not arguing that it makes life a lot easier, simply that it isn't a necessity.
Let's be clear, this is about functioning in modern society. Douche nozzle congressman is trying to pretend not having internet access some how doesn't put people at a major disadvantage. And then using that fallacious reasoning to explain why it's okay for ISPs to sell your private information.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 18, 2017, 08:28 Pigeon
Orogogus wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 07:16:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 04:36:
And yet, the rise of video games has correlated with the lowest loss of life from war in the history of mankind. I'm not going to claim causation, as it's a complex, multifaceted issue, but there's no evidence that playing violent video games leads to actual violence in even the tiniest fraction of individuals.

That's a weird statistic to pull out. I don't think even anti-video game crusaders are going to claim that video games lead to war.

Nope it's clear video-games = less war. Just look at the places with lots of strife, not as many video-games there are there. Instead of tomahawks and MOABs we could drop copies of Witcher 3 and Xbones on middle easterners. And if Trump abstained from going to Mar-a-Lago for a few weeks we could use the savings to pay for the cost.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 17, 2017, 13:51 Pigeon
It's almost as though our supreme court decided bribery of politicians is free speech.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2017, 14:57 Pigeon
Creston wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 14:17:
What's the point of another Labyrinth without Bowie?

A quick cash grab using the nostalgia factor of a cult classic and recent death of a beloved musician.
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Apr 15, 2017, 18:14 Pigeon
Clearly blizz wants to see more combat Mercys, they can wrack up those gold medals and sustain that on fire time. I think healing is more reliant on good team play than any other role, if you're team is acting together it is so much easier to effectively heal and kill assist. When everyone is doing their own thing a healer can't do shit, but DPS or tanks can still do personally well. Chaotic teams like that aren't always a loss; especially if the other team is similarly disorganized, which isn't uncommon in match making. I don't mind healing and normally like it, but I'm getting tired of having to crawl up the ranks cause I'm accumulating half the SR of the other classes.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Apr 15, 2017, 10:27 Pigeon
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 00:36:
TFA wasn't bad, but I've seen the movie before.

Rogue One wasn't bad except everyone dies, and I didn't care for the Rogue One theme (was too heroic, or something, it just didn't fit).

The Last Jedi trailer would be much better without the breath breath parts.

I thought the characters were much better developed in TFA, but Rogue One had a better overall plot/story. I think if they don't , you know, retell the plot of the original 3 movies again TLJ has a chance to be good.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2017, 11:43 Pigeon
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 10:37:
For a couple of weeks I noticed a creaking noise coming from my bike, the frame acts like a sound amplifier and makes locating audible oddities difficult. Turns out I had cracked the top tube where it connects to the seat tube.

Don't need a key for myself but good luck to the winners.

I had a similar problem recently too, and I could never recreate the squeaking when I wasn't riding. I ended up replacing the bottom bracket and re-greasing all of that, which fixed one issue, but the squeaking remained. Finally on a longer ride it started squeaking so much and so loudly I was able to spin the front wheel and recreate the squeaking. A through cleaning of the front hub and subsequent greasing = problem solved. One benefit of when it was squeaking so horribly, people walking on the trail I normally ride could easily hear it and would get to one side so I could pass. On the other hand it was so irritating I wanted to chuck it into the bayou.

On an unrelated note, I'd heard about counterfeiting issues with Amazon and wrongly assumed it applied only to electronics and associated parts. Nope, wanted to buy a DSM and was surprised to see the price so low, only to read comment after comment about counterfeit copies. Poor quality binding, misspellings, pages put in backwards or just straight up missing. Going try ordering directly from Amazon, the price isn't unbelievably fantastic, but hoping that means it isn't counterfeit.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 13, 2017, 23:29 Pigeon
And when he got back to the US Apple had him drawn and quartered.  
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