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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 31, 2017, 19:53 Kxmode
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 19:10:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 18:31:
Crowdfunded, Early Access, and unfinished are all the same thing. None of them have reached gold status. None of them should even be nominated for any kind of big league awards. Imagine if a movie like The Room won Oscar for Best Picture. What sort of quality bar would that set?

Crowdfunding is a source of funding. It literally has nothing to do with the state of development. Divinity: Original Sin 2 was crowdfunded, entered early access, left early access and is now the best RPG in years.

Crowdfunding and early access are not inherently bad. Your flawed movie analogy seems to assume otherwise. Many high-quality games have resulted from both crowdfunding and early access. Your disdain for these funding methods seems to ignore the proven results of said methods. Have you ever actually played a game that was crowdfunded or in early access?

Reread comment #14. Nowhere in that comment did I ever mention DOS2 specifically or even hint at it. You jumped to a conclusion that wasn't there in the first place.

You guys should stop. What you're thinking is crossing into incomprehensibility.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 31, 2017, 19:45 Kxmode
 
MacLeod wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 19:06:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 18:31:
Crowdfunded, Early Access, and unfinished are all the same thing. None of them have reached gold status. None of them should even be nominated for any kind of big league awards. Imagine if a movie like The Room won Oscar for Best Picture. What sort of quality bar would that set?

If you're saying that Divinity: Original Sin 2 didn't deserve to at least be nominated for a best RPG, just because it was crowdfunded, I don't know what to say man, other than that perhaps you should look at yourself and realize that your hatred of crowdfunding is a bit over the top. Trying to compare that to "The Room" winning an award is absurd. One is a masterly crafted product, the other is... well... "The Room".

P.S. "Oh, hi Mark."

All the nominations and awards for Divinity: Original Sin 2 happened months after its September 14, 2017 release. (source 1, source 2)

For clarity, D:OS2 aside, I'm saying I don't want an early access, crowdfunding, or unreleased game (not Gold) being nominated for or given awards. It sets a precedent for publishers and gives them carte blanche to start moving into that area. Remember when DLC was a novelty? Since then it's morphed into Season Passes (and I know how much we all love that format. /s) Why do I have to explain this? As consumers and veterans gamers, you all should understand the ramifications of where this could lead.

Again, I cannot wait until PUBG falls off the list. The sooner, the better.

P.S. The reference to The Room winning an Oscar for Best Picture has nothing to do with Divinity: Original Sin 2 (so you can relax). It means Hollywood judges informing viewers and those working in the industry where they've set the quality bar. In like fashion, giving an award to an unreleased game like PUBG sets quality bars for the ENTIRE gaming industry.

P.P.S. You dropped your water bottle.

RedEye9 wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 19:29:
He went from supporting almost every kickstarter and giving CIG nearly a grand for Star Citizen to being against all of them. Take what he says or does with a grain of salt.

That's WHY I can talk. I have costly experience with those types of games. Do you? I didn't think so Windbags McGee.

P.S. "He went from supporting almost every Kickstarter." I think you got that piece of pyrite from the magical land of Make Believe.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 31, 2017, 18:31 Kxmode
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 18:09:
Why? If people find a game entertaining, what does it matter what arbitrary state the game is in? After all, the term "finished" is a bit nebulous these days. All of the games you mentioned as "proven titles" have received plenty of post-launch updates. Witcher 3, great as it was, still received a number of significant updates that overhauled fundamental things like UI, balance and controls. If the game were truly "finished" at launch, it wouldn't have needed those. Conversely, there are a lot of early access titles that are polished and substantial enough to qualify as complete. Subnautica, The Forest and Distance are good examples of that.[/url]

Because the game is winning awards. I don't want an unfinished title to create a touchstone for developers and especially for publishers. Can you imagine EA, Ubisoft, and Activision jumping onboard this? Look what they've done with episodic gameplay.

Jerykk wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 18:09:
Also, I'm not sure why you lumped "crowdfunded" in with "early access" and "unfinished." There are plenty of crowdfunded games that aren't in early access. Divinity: Original Sin 2, for example. I know you have an irrational hatred of crowdfunding but try to be a little more reasonable here.

Crowdfunded, Early Access, and unfinished are all the same thing. None of them have reached gold status. None of them should even be nominated for any kind of big league awards. Imagine if a movie like The Room won Oscar for Best Picture. What sort of quality bar would that set?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 31, 2017, 18:09 Kxmode
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 15:40:
No Ruiner on this list, still!?!

I don't see No Ruiner. Where is it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2017, 17:56 Kxmode
 
The Disaster Artist is such a great movie. It had moments where it tore me apart.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 31, 2017, 15:38 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 15:21:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 13:38:
PUBG is driven entirely by hype. I'll be happy when it falls off the list. No EARLY ACCESS / CROWDFUNDED / UNFINISHED title should have those kinds of numbers; especially above proven titles like GTA5, CS:GO, DS3, W3, and ACO.

Remember back in the day when DayZ topped the list for months at a time? The ADD generation gloms onto the newest shiny object.

Amen.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
52. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 15:11 Kxmode
 
Quboid, you've gone off-base. Here's the thread of our discussion:

Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 11:51:
Quboid wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 11:44:
Retired wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 10:14:
I think anyone stating a human should die because of their job is a puke.

No one stated that, come on.

Beamer: "If a cop is ready to kill, he needs to be ready to die," implying the cop isn't enforcing the law but committing murder.

Beamer's comment implies police officers put themselves purposely in a situation where the only solution is deadly force. Your point and my point align and say police officers are trained both physically and mentally to avoid the situation Beamer suggested.

Retired's right.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
50. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 14:19 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 14:16:
Quboid wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 14:00:
I don't know what you're talking about but I'm pretty sure it's not the news about a cop killing an unarmed civilian.
Quboid, your responding to someone who has already quoted from a book of magic fables, quit while your ahead.

Thank you, for giving me one day of peace.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
48. : Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 14:11 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 14:00:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 13:50:
Quboid wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 11:56:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 11:51:
Beamer: "If a cop is ready to kill, he needs to be ready to die," implying the cop isn't enforcing the law but committing murder.

It seems obvious to me that Beamer meant that if someone chooses to put themselves in life-threatening situations - and is paid handsomely accordingly - then they should accept that they're going to be in life-threatening situations. That means accepting danger as part of the job, so not killing any possible, hypothetical threat as soon as possible.

All police officers are trained not to put themselves in life-threatening situations regardless of the fact that each situation has the potential to become one. In other words, police officers typically go into a situation with caution. They also go through extensive psyche evaluations to ensure they aren't half-cocked lethal weapons.

I don't know what you're talking about but I'm pretty sure it's not the news about a cop killing an unarmed civilian.

It's a direct reply to your reply. Has nothing to do with the original topic.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
47. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 14:10 Kxmode
 
NKD wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 13:25:
Retired wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 10:13:

No. The US Supreme Court has ruled surveillance that penetrates houses is not legal. ie: Thermal imagers, sound, etc. It violates people's right to privacy.

Dude you were a cop, you should know this is incorrect. In the scenario we're talking about, that doesn't matter. 911 has been called to the address, claiming a serious situation. Exigent circumstance generally makes warrantless surveillance legal in terms of the 4th Amendment.

As of 2017, the government can enter and search private property without a warrant in parts of Virginia, Maryland and D.C.. Everywhere else, police officers are still required to get a court-ordered search warrant. There are, however, situations when one is not needed.

- Consent. If the police show up at your door and ask you if they can come inside to search for drugs and you consent to the search, then the police do not need a warrant.
- Emergency. If the police's search is in an emergency situation, then they may not need a search warrant. For example, if the police are pursuing an armed suspect that has disappeared into a small neighborhood, they may not need a search warrant to search any of the homes there because the suspect is putting the residents at risk.
- Searches incident to arrest. After a person has been arrested by the police, the law enforcement officers may conduct a search of the person and his immediate surroundings for weapons that may be dangerous to the officers or others.
- Plain view. Police do not need a search warrant to seize evidence that is in plain view of a place where the police are legally authorized to be.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 31, 2017, 13:52 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 13:42:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 13:38:
PUBG is driven entirely by hype. I'll be happy when it falls off the list. No EARLY ACCESS / CROWDFUNDED / UNFINISHED title should have those kinds of numbers; especially above proven titles like GTA5, CS:GO, DS3, W3, and ACO.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.

We're talking about video games homeboy.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
45. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 13:50 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 11:56:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 11:51:
Beamer: "If a cop is ready to kill, he needs to be ready to die," implying the cop isn't enforcing the law but committing murder.

It seems obvious to me that Beamer meant that if someone chooses to put themselves in life-threatening situations - and is paid handsomely accordingly - then they should accept that they're going to be in life-threatening situations. That means accepting danger as part of the job, so not killing any possible, hypothetical threat as soon as possible.

All police officers are trained not to put themselves in life-threatening situations regardless of the fact that each situation has the potential to become one. In other words, police officers typically go into a situation with caution. They also go through extensive psyche evaluations to ensure they aren't half-cocked lethal weapons.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 31, 2017, 13:38 Kxmode
 
PUBG is driven entirely by hype. I'll be happy when it falls off the list. No EARLY ACCESS / CROWDFUNDED / UNFINISHED title should have those kinds of numbers; especially above proven titles like GTA5, CS:GO, DS3, W3, and ACO.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
42. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 11:51 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 11:44:
Retired wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 10:14:
I think anyone stating a human should die because of their job is a puke.

No one stated that, come on.

Beamer: "If a cop is ready to kill, he needs to be ready to die," implying the cop isn't enforcing the law but committing murder.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
40. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 11:38 Kxmode
 
Retired wrote on Dec 31, 2017, 10:14:
I think anyone stating a human should die because of their job is a puke.

Yup. Not even Almighty God wants to see anyone die. "Have I ever rejoiced over the destruction of my enemy Or gloated because evil befell him?" (Job 31:29)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
36. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 31, 2017, 09:21 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 23:50:
How about someone sneak up and around back of the goddamned house and peep in some windows? Or maybe just get a $50 drone from Radio Shack to do it and see if anything looks or sounds like criminal activity? I mean shit, they can afford military hardware I don't think a drone or two will break the bank.

Exactly. Video looks like something out of a movie, albeit body cam quality.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2017, 08:57 Kxmode
 
So I posted a significant update on my Steam Wishlist Sale Items TamperMonkey script. You can now set a minimum percentage, which is excellent for big Steam sales when most of their catalog is on sale. The minimum percentage value is saved to your browser's Local Storage, so it's not lost. Screenshot, Get from GreasyFork. Enjoy!  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
19. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 19:00 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 12:52:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 11:44:
A bewildered young man being blinded by a spotlight and yelled at loses his life, and a cop with an itchy trigger finger becomes judge, jury and executioner.

Hey, the suspect should have done as he was told.

Hey, the officer thought he had a gun.

Hey, the officer felt his life was in danger.

Am I getting close?

DailyMail is the UK's version of The National Enquirer here in the states. The video looks staged with actors.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
18. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 18:56 Kxmode
 
Alleged 'Nigerian prince' scammer nabbed in Louisiana.

Why are people still using Yahoo Mail? Gmail is only mail resource I've seen that has a 100% success rate of tossing scam and phishing schemes in the junk bin. It even warns the viewer: "Why is this message in Spam? It's similar to messages that were detected by our spam filters. Learn more"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2017, 10:54 Kxmode
 
I have wanted to reduce the junk mail that I get from the Post Office for years. 95% of what I get is trash anyhow. So I finally spent the night combing through resources to find out how and where I can achieve this. Hope you find the following helpful.

For individual removal. These are among the biggest offenders:
- ValuPak
- RedPlum
- Valassis
- StateFarm
- Comcast
- Yellow Pages Book
- Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer
- Epsilon Data Services. Send an email to abacusoptout@epsilon.com with "remove" in the subject line. Include your full name, with middle initial, and address in the message.

For broad removal:
- DMAChoice - A premium service ($2 charge) of the DMA. You can opt-out of Catalogs, Magazine offers, and other mail offers.
- OptOutPreScreen.com - A free resource to opt-out of pre-screened credit card and insurance offers for five years or permanently.
- Catalog Choice - A free resource to opt-out of catalogs.

Other Tips:
- Mark unopened first class mail with "Return to Sender" and drop it in the mailbox. The receiver pays for the cost. Eventually, the company may get the hint and remove your address from their list. Note, this only works with first class mail.
- Place a "No Junk Mail" or "No Free Papers" on your mailbox (not sure if you can put this on the inside). By law, the eliminates random people from distributing their cards and offers.
 
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