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Real Name Ted Smith   
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News Comments > Rogers Ordered to Stop Throttling WoW and Other Games
32. Re: Rogers Ordered to Stop Throttling WoW and Other Games Sep 18, 2011, 07:52 Teddy
 
Bhruic wrote on Sep 18, 2011, 03:16:
What? Trudeau didn't support free trade. Not in the least. He supported fair trade. And it was chretien that signed it into law in '94. Something you seem to have missed you know.

Chretien signed NAFTA, yes, but Mulroney signed the FTA, which was the originator of NAFTA. All NAFTA did was expand the number of countries in the FTA by one.

And the FTA was recommended by the commission that was appointed by Trudeau, so while he may not have supported it directly, the commission he created did.

And even if you'd like to blame the conservatives for the GST, you know that earth shattering "evil" 7% or even 8%, it removed the 13% hidden manufacturing tax. And in essence lowered taxes by 5%, or should have.

Much like the HST did in Ontario, the GST, while a lower overall tax, applied to a great many things that the manufacturing tax did not. For the "average" Canadian, it increased the amount of taxes that you were paying on the majority of items you bought. So no, it did not "lower" taxes by 5%.

So, yeah, about the "reality" you think you are talking about...

That pretty much sums up my response, thank you.

Yes, the conservatives are responsible for the GST. Yes they did it to INCREASE taxes on the whole for Canadians, NOT lower them. Unless you happened to be buying everything wholesale, then there's no possible way you could try and spin that into being a lowering of taxes. Again with the re-writing of history.

Secondly, the Free Trade agreement that Mulroney signed is the big "evil" that you're looking for. The expansion of it after the fact to NAFTA has made almost zero impact.

It may harm your precious love of the conservatives, but DEAL WITH IT. They are responsible for forcing through both the GST and Free Trade, both of which were opposed by the majority of Canadians and both of which were enacted via absurd loopholes in the constitution and voting system. The Canadian population voted with a majority AGAINST Mulroney when he was pushing for the FTA, yet despite having less votes than the NDP and Liberals combined, he still was awarded more seats and thus the false majority that was used to force the FTA into law.

The guy was a crook who did his very best to rip off each and every Canadian that he could using every loophole he could find. That's why he's still rated the worst PM in Canadian history.
 
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News Comments > Rogers Ordered to Stop Throttling WoW and Other Games
26. Re: Rogers Ordered to Stop Throttling WoW and Other Games Sep 17, 2011, 22:53 Teddy
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 17, 2011, 18:12:
Cutter wrote on Sep 17, 2011, 17:12:
This is one place we agree entirely and it's tiresome. I've finally hit the point where I'm really looking at getting out. It's just a question of where to go. I don't see this country changing for the better anytime soon. Let them revel in their mediocrity.
The liberals never pushed for liberalization of industry and competition. They pushed for whatever could milk the country the most and fill their coffers the best while screwing everyone at the bottom. If you need a finer example of this all you need to do is look at the legacy trudeau left us. NAFTA is probably the greatest fuckup of canadian politics at the time, short of adscam and the fleecing of taxpayers. While the premise of NAFTA is good, it's no free trade agreement. It's a fair trade agreement. A true free trade agreement would have been great.

I'm looking at Japan. Massive loss in the older population, with a serious gap in younger workers required to fill the gap. Nearly 40% of their population will be retiring in the next 10 years. And if I'm going to be getting screwed, I know exactly how I'm going to get screwed and in what way. Plus I don't mind the lifestyle, or the cultural mentality.

Trudeau may have supported free trade, but it was a conservative that forced the issue during a majority rule and signed it into effect despite protest from both the Liberal and NDP opposition. A fact that seems conveniently forgotten in your diatribe. They also called forth an arcane constitutional provision to help them force the GST through the senate while completely ignoring the fact that 80% of the population disapproved of the additional tax.

That said, the liberals had 20 years to correct either of those blunders, and they did nothing about them, so they're not on any higher moral ground, but blaming NAFTA on them while excusing through omission the people who actually enacted it is nothing short of re-writing history.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Lag-Free?
27. Re: Diablo III Lag-Free? Sep 14, 2011, 13:18 Teddy
 
Creston wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 12:49:
"It's amazing! We're experiencing no lag at all, no matter our location! I can use the PC in the break room, or the one in the gym, or the one right next to the server, it all runs smoothly!"

I mean, come on. It's a friends and relatives beta. Odds are those people are pretty close by.

Creston

The person playing in the article was in Australia, incidentally. Now I'm not a geography expert, but I'm pretty sure that's a little ways away from California.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Red Orchestra 2; Free Content Plans Unveiled
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Red Orchestra 2; Free Content Plans Unveiled Sep 14, 2011, 12:13 Teddy
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 01:42:
If you know TWI and how they supported ro1 and kf then you know what to expect here, its gonna be great support for years to come.

True, but that also means you have to expect a complete buggy mess for the first 3-6 months.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Lag-Free?
20. Re: Diablo III Lag-Free? Sep 14, 2011, 12:07 Teddy
 
Darks wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 11:49:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 11:12:
I have a hard time believing that they is NO latency.....seems like a marketing ploy.

Thereís no latency because thereís only a hand full of people playing the game. Take it from a Network Admin, to outright claim there is not latency is absurd. There is always latency and always will be, I donít care how you label it but Blizz is full of shit.

Maybe you should read the statement they made rather than calling them 'full of shit'. They said "Latency no longer matters at all for combat." They never said there is no latency, and more to the point, it wasn't even Blizzard that said it.

What they've suggested is not at all unrealistic. If the client handles the combat and movement calculations and doesn't require that the server respond before it can react to game activity, then the claim is perfectly accurate for your own personal experience.

The questions that remain are simply: What of friends playing with/against you? THAT seems impossible to create a zero latency solution for. And more to the point, what happens when the server doesn't like what the client sends? The theory of an instant disconnect sounds pretty ominous, but then I assume they thought of the possibility of corrupted packets and whatnot.

As well, a consideration is how long the server is willing to wait for it's information and what happens if it's not receiving it as quickly as it would like (issues with satellite connections, etc)
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Red Orchestra 2; Free Content Plans Unveiled
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Red Orchestra 2; Free Content Plans Unveiled Sep 13, 2011, 20:20 Teddy
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 20:02:
It is like Battlefield's SP, but the AI isn't quite as bad as BF's was.

You're joking right?

The enemy AI may not be as bad, but the friendly AI is some of the worst I've ever seen in ANY game. I've not even finished one of the two campaigns and I've already lost count of how many times I've walked up to a window, or a wall, or whatever, gone into cover and instantly had 4 friendlies stand in front of me, blocking view. Ignore collision rules and stand INSIDE me, peeking out periodically, also blocking my view.

If I could turn those idiots off, I'd have finished both campaigns by now.
 
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News Comments > Why the Syndicate Remake is a First-Person Shooter
16. Re: Why the Syndicate Remake is a First-Person Shooter Sep 12, 2011, 21:51 Teddy
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 12, 2011, 21:39:
Or because it's Starbreeze, an FPS developer.

QFT.

You can almost always guess what a project is going to be, based on what a developer is known for creating in the past. Very few studios jump from genre to genre.

I'm not super happy about it, but the writing was on the wall as soon as Starbreeze was attached to the project.
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 Has LAN Support
34. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Has LAN Support Sep 8, 2011, 11:25 Teddy
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 09:06:
I find it odd they are letting you restrict items and "ANYTHING" and still able to be a ranked server where you progress your 'toon.

Where did they say that? I see them saying you can restrict anything, but I don't see them saying you can do it on ranked servers.
 
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News Comments > On Hard Reset DRM
17. Re: On Hard Reset DRM Sep 7, 2011, 20:33 Teddy
 
Sempai wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 19:51:
Jesus Christ the constant whining..

Any person with a lick of common sense knows what the guy meant when he made the statement about DRM.
It's a pretty safe bet the reason these guys are using Valve's service is to get it in front of eyeballs, that's it.

But by all means, continue.

Repeated for effect, folks.

They want to make money. They NEED to make money if they're going to put out any further games. That's why they're on steam primarily and not GoG or Gamersgate. It's pretty simple and straight-forward.
 
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News Comments > The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat)
17. Re: The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat) Sep 3, 2011, 00:15 Teddy
 
TurdFergasun wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 21:07:
fox news seems to have the recipe for news coverage that most americans want, or seem to be capable of receiving. it's popular, but i wouldn't call it world class. your logic is junk, and based on marketing principles that are poisonous to begin with.


My logic is junk? What logic did you use, pray tell? I see none whatsoever.

That you are trying to claim "world-class" only applies to things YOU like is pretty freaking pathetic. THAT is a poisonous, self-centered principle that you should be looking at.

Why don't you try and show some actual logic that suggests otherwise, instead of saying "NUH UH!" and assuming that's enough. In entertainment, popularity IS the defining metric. You want more than that? Fine, take a look at the critic scores for the CoD games in metacritic.

What's that? Now you claim it's a conspiracy and all those critics are paid off? No, you don't even need to bother posting it, I already know what drivel you'll spew to try and back up your lack of logic.

The critics like it, the gamers like it. You don't. You are the minority. Your opinion that something isn't good enough to be called world-class is thusly irrelevant.

And to say it one more time before you go into meltdown, I don't like Call of Duty either. That doesn't make my opinion (OR YOURS) more important or more worthwhile than that of the tens of millions that buy the games every year.

Some people's children, I swear... the best selling franchise OF ALL TIME, and you have the gall to suggest it's not a "world class franchise" simply because you don't like it. Abso-fucking-lutely retarded. You're probably one of those people that thinks only intellectuals or rich people should be able to vote too, because everyone else's opinion is somehow less important than yours.

Get over yourself. The majority defines what is good and what is not when it comes to art and entertainment. Not me. Not you.
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Beta Adds Maps and Deluxe Upgrade for Access
14. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Beta Adds Maps and Deluxe Upgrade for Access Sep 2, 2011, 23:37 Teddy
 
Tumbler wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 17:25:
they are also now selling a separate upgrade to the Deluxe Edition for $9.99 USD.

MONSTERS! YOU'RE MONSTERS!

Can anyone talk a bit about how the game works with a controller plugged in? IE can you navigate the interface and play the game?

That's a no, 100%. Didn't even recognize a controller when I ran it with one plugged in and neither are there any options to swap to one.
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Beta Adds Maps and Deluxe Upgrade for Access
13. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Beta Adds Maps and Deluxe Upgrade for Access Sep 2, 2011, 23:33 Teddy
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 23:19:
(It's not a RC yet)

Don't kid yourself. We're 10 days away from the release date. There are boxed copies of the game that will be sold at B&M stores. Those discs have already been finalized, printed and are in the process of being shipped.

They may have a zero day patch, but this is the game you're getting on the release day.
 
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News Comments > The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat)
13. Re: The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat) Sep 2, 2011, 20:37 Teddy
 
bhcompy wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 19:50:
Are you dense? Was the iPhone around in 1987?

Until FF13, every game in the series was exclusive to a particular console for extended periods of time. Some were eventually remade or otherwise rereleased much later on other systems.

Of course there are tons of other titles as well. Perhaps you'd like another first party title: Anything Mario

You're trying to hide the fact that you claimed Final Fantasy was limited to one platform, by dancing around your error? Really? "Exclusive to a particular console for a period of time", is not the same thing as them being limited to one platform.

So despite your rant and pathetic attempt to hide your blatant error, what exactly do you have against my comment? Is Uncharted restricted to one platform or not? It's exclusive and will remain exclusive. Not only that, it's exclusive to the lowest selling platform of it's generation. So fans of that sort of game that don't have PS3's would likely be happy to see something similar show up on the 360.

Beyond that, what exactly is the point of pointing out other large franchises? Yes, Mario is restricted to one platform (well, one vendor, multiple platforms of theirs). Yes it's successful and it is also a world-class franchise. It still doesn't compare with CoD in terms of sales or popularity, even having been around for decades longer.
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Beta Adds Maps and Deluxe Upgrade for Access
10. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Beta Adds Maps and Deluxe Upgrade for Access Sep 2, 2011, 20:21 Teddy
 
Tumbler wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 17:25:
they are also now selling a separate upgrade to the Deluxe Edition for $9.99 USD.

MONSTERS! YOU'RE MONSTERS!

Can anyone talk a bit about how the game works with a controller plugged in? IE can you navigate the interface and play the game?

Don't have time at this exact moment, but I'll give it a shot later tonight and let you know. I honestly have no idea if there's support for them or not.
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Beta Adds Maps and Deluxe Upgrade for Access
5. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Beta Adds Maps and Deluxe Upgrade for Access Sep 2, 2011, 17:14 Teddy
 
Great game when it works. Server browser still occasionally crashes on me, though they did fix the massive lag it used to cause. Also tiring getting booted from servers with almost every single map change.

That said, when I get the chance to play for a while interruption free, it's some seriously intense gameplay. Some traditionalists rage against it, but I love the Countdown mode. One life game modes just make people play an entirely different way than they do in respawning game modes. The slower pace you have to take, the caution that needs to be shown at every corner... Even if you only see a handful of enemies per round, the high cost of dying accompanied by the everpresent risk of death in this series just makes every moment that much more intense.

Still some niggling issues. Bandaging is an absurdly fast action and the cover system still feels clunky and awkward but there's enough good to outshine most of that.

Contrary to Aseven. I enjoyed the Battlefield alpha much more. WAY more polish and less issues that kept me from playing in the alpha of BF3, compared to the final beta of RO2.

 
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News Comments > The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat)
11. Re: The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat) Sep 2, 2011, 16:41 Teddy
 
bhcompy wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 16:34:
Teddy wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 15:43:
Ludomancer wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 15:12:
And there are a lot of fans out there who enjoy games like uncharted, right? So you can imagine that genre meets a world-class franchise.

'Cause, you know, Uncharted is practically unheard of!

No, but it is limited to one platform.

So was Final Fantasy.

Is that a joke?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy

The franchise spans 13 platforms.
 
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News Comments > The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat)
10. Re: The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat) Sep 2, 2011, 16:39 Teddy
 
Jow wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 16:30:
Financially I don't think there's any dispute. Gameplay-wise, I think there's a legitimate argument of the "cookie-cutter banality" variety. That they had the panache to create a cash cow they are now milking the shit out of does not automatically make it world-class.

Again, that's your personal preference for/against the game that's colouring your opinion on whether or not it deserves to be called world class.

Gameplay-waise, it's what most people want, or else they wouldn't keep buying it. The fact that more FPS gamers buy and play CoD games over any other FPS game in existence proves pretty clearly that it is world-class. It's not to my taste, nor likely to yours from your commentary on it, but that doesn't devalue the importance, influence or quality of the franchise.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty XP Livestream, MW3 Multiplayer Debut Trailer
7. Re: Call of Duty XP Livestream, MW3 Multiplayer Debut Trailer Sep 2, 2011, 16:13 Teddy
 
Dear god. They just try so hard to make it look epic, and it just falls flat in my eyes. These people have no concept of juxtaposition, or the ability to create tension. Anticipation and payoff, folks. Learn it.

Adding more and more explosions and ceaseless gunfire DOES NOT MAKE IT MORE EXCITING. If there's no lull in the action to feed the anticipation of what's just about to happen, then the payoff when the 'big' action does happen is cheap, hollow and anti-climactic.
 
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News Comments > The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat)
5. Re: The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat) Sep 2, 2011, 15:46 Teddy
 
Jow wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 13:18:
"world-class franchise"... god ilove the english language.


Your own personal preference aside, are you honestly trying to suggest that the best selling game franchise of all time is not a "world-class franchise"?

I hate marketing speak as much as anyone, but if any franchise has the right to name itself as such, it's Call of Duty.
 
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News Comments > The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat)
4. Re: The Fate of Sledgehammer's CoD Game Explained (Somewhat) Sep 2, 2011, 15:43 Teddy
 
Ludomancer wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 15:12:
And there are a lot of fans out there who enjoy games like uncharted, right? So you can imagine that genre meets a world-class franchise.

'Cause, you know, Uncharted is practically unheard of!

No, but it is limited to one platform.
 
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