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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Stellaris: Utopia Launches
10. Re: Stellaris: Utopia Launches Apr 6, 2017, 17:29 Burrito of Peace
 
OK, I've had a couple of crashes since my last post but I am fairly sure they are due to some mods I had running. Disabled the mods and so far so good. So if you're playing with mods, wait for them to be updated for 1.6 if you want to use them.

Without going in to spoiler territory, I'll just say that I ran in to the Shroud about 40 minutes ago AND HOLY FUCKING SHIT AM I SWEATING BULLETS.

Also, it looks like corvette spam has been fixed as I am seeing much more balanced fleets from the enemy AI empires.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris: Utopia Launches
5. Re: Stellaris: Utopia Launches Apr 6, 2017, 12:56 Burrito of Peace
 
Utopia radically overhauls a lot of the systems in game to good effect. I started a new playthrough with a newly created race and the differences in just race creation are obvious. Totally having a blast so far, just picked up my second Ascencion perk and I've already maxed out one of the Traditions but I have been playing since ~0700 (or whenever it became available) and am smack dab in mid game.  
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
26. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 12:49 Burrito of Peace
 
I think Beamer has hit it on the head in his last post. A well written character is a great character, regardless of sex, gender, race, or religion. Literally none of those characteristics has bearing on believable dialogue and worthwhile character development.

I like the example of Watch Dogs 2. You had a transgender character who was well done, your player character was a young black man who was geeky as Hell and not a thug, you had Josh who was autistic but not represented as a "spaz" but as a valuable member of the crew whom everyone cared about, and your kinda girl-crush-friend was of unknown racial mixture but pretty badass in her own right without any of the characters being stereotypes.

If Bioware needs to learn anything, it needs to re-learn how to write compelling dialogue and relearn how to create great characters.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 5, 2017, 21:30 Burrito of Peace
 
Just get a VPN based in Switzerland or Panama and you'll be fine.  
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News Comments > Steam Discovery Changes Will "Fight Fake Games"
24. Re: Steam Discovery Changes Will Apr 5, 2017, 07:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 4, 2017, 20:32:
You can customise your store front discovery queue to exclude E.A. and some other stuff like VR and videos. It's in your preferences (click on your username, top-right), and for the queue there's a customise option by the "Next" button.

I'd rather these were hidden by default. Early Access has it's place, but IMHO the store-front isn't it.

I did not know this. Thank you very much!
 
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News Comments > Steam Discovery Changes Will "Fight Fake Games"
16. Re: Steam Discovery Changes Will Apr 4, 2017, 13:40 Burrito of Peace
 
Steam has gotten to the point where I am thinking of keeping my current library but no longer purchasing games through them. As someone else mentioned, the "Discovery" queue system is a joke, often filled with crapware and "Early Access" titles. What is likewise "Recommended" to me rarely fits my interest. I think I'll probably switch to GOG since they have a more generous refund policy, tighter rules, and I don't always have to be connected to play my games or fiddle with a client.

Another old man.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox: More Duke? No. More Bulletstorm? Maybe
4. Re: Gearbox: More Duke? No. More Bulletstorm? Maybe Apr 4, 2017, 12:18 Burrito of Peace
 
Gearbox Publishing gavee me Homeworld Remastered, so I'm happy with them.  
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News Comments > Agents of MAYHEM in August
5. Re: Agents of MAYHEM in August Apr 3, 2017, 11:38 Burrito of Peace
 
New Saints Row game? I'm in!  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 3, 2017, 01:06 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 21:45:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 20:54:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 14:14:
I wonder why this one not only broke the record but did so by such a wide margin?

If I had to guess, it's because "It" is one of the most well known of King's books and it was made in to the early 90s mini-series where Curry killed it as Pennywise.

So, more people know about "It" than they do, say, "Gerald's Game" although that has a movie coming out about it, too.

We had the Carrie remake a couple of years ago. That's at least as well known, didn't break any records. It's just an odd choice to set a record, IMO.

Yes, but the original "Carrie" came out in 1976. The remake bombed as it barely made back its production costs. Also, "It" and Pennywise have a presence in the collective conscience of a very wide demographic. "Carrie", not so much. The closest thing to "It" that has the same widespread culture reference would probably be "The Shining".

So it doesn't surprise me at all. How many "Carrie" memes have you seen? How many Pennywise memes have you seen? I don't think it's surprising at all.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 2, 2017, 20:54 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 14:14:
I wonder why this one not only broke the record but did so by such a wide margin?

If I had to guess, it's because "It" is one of the most well known of King's books and it was made in to the early 90s mini-series where Curry killed it as Pennywise.

So, more people know about "It" than they do, say, "Gerald's Game" although that has a movie coming out about it, too.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 in September; PC Included
7. Re: Destiny 2 in September; PC Included Mar 30, 2017, 22:52 Burrito of Peace
 
I'm...so...excited... Sleeping Sleeping Sleeping Sleeping Sleeping Sleeping  
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News Comments > Steel Division: Normandy 44 Trailer
3. Re: Steel Division: Normandy 44 Trailer Mar 30, 2017, 10:37 Burrito of Peace
 
I'm burned out on the WW2 setting. I'd love to see a game in this style set in Vietnam. Maybe an alternate timeline wherein the US could actually win.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2017, 14:27 Burrito of Peace
 
Necrophob wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 14:14:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 13:51:
Necrophob wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 12:07:
Westinghouse goes bankrupt? Somewhere Tesla is dancing. With a pigeon.


About that. Westinghouse was the guy who firmly believed in Tesla's AC model and provided the funding to make it happen.

Though Westinghouse today is a subsidiary of Toshiba.

If anything, he'd be a lot more joyous if Edison's descendant companies all went out of business.

Westinghouse also screwed Tesla out of royalties. The original contract said that Tesla would get a royalty on ever kilowatt generated, but Westinghouse realized this would be a huge amount of money. So he begged Tesla to forfeit the royalties, saying his board would kick him out otherwise. Tesla agreed, as he felt that Westinghouse was the only one who believed in his ideas. Tesla died penniless.

So Tesla agreed of his own volition and accepted the consequences of that decision.

Can't see him getting all that jazzed about Westinghouse Electric Company, which has nothing to do with George Westinghouse and hasn't had for a long time, since Westinghouse's company is now actually CBS.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2017, 13:51 Burrito of Peace
 
Necrophob wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 12:07:
Westinghouse goes bankrupt? Somewhere Tesla is dancing. With a pigeon.


About that. Westinghouse was the guy who firmly believed in Tesla's AC model and provided the funding to make it happen.

Though Westinghouse today is a subsidiary of Toshiba.

If anything, he'd be a lot more joyous if Edison's descendant companies all went out of business.
 
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News Comments > The Secret World Becoming F2P Secret World Legends
3. Re: The Secret World Becoming F2P Secret World Legends Mar 29, 2017, 11:40 Burrito of Peace
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 11:06:
Also, the guy before me, did you mean "defiantly?" I don't think you did.

Maybe he did. Maybe it's in the vein of "Fuck you, I AM going to try this game."
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2017, 14:03 Burrito of Peace
 
NKD wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 11:38:
Which, quite frankly, makes the person using the term more of a snowflake than anyone else, because they are dismissing the concerns of a lot of people simply because they personally don't give a shit.

When used dismissively, I'd partly agree with you. However, no one person cares about all things that other people care about.

I generally tend to agree wholly with this:

Bodolza wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 13:57:
"Special snowflake" is just another term for self-centered.

Especially when it comes to people whom are so self-centered about their own interests that they work to preclude the interests of others.

I've also observed "snowflake" used to describe someone whom is naive.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free
24. Re: StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free Mar 27, 2017, 07:37 Burrito of Peace
 
I would be interested in it were it free. It is not so I am not.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 22:32 Burrito of Peace
 
What's wrong with "it"? "It" refers to a set of matter (in the physics sense) and "it" is perfectly devoid of gender, race, or any other identifiers. There is literally nothing inherently offensive by such nomenclature and the word already exists without torturous linguistic legerdemain.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
46. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 25, 2017, 01:24 Burrito of Peace
 
I think I am in for like $20 or whatever the base level was when this game was initially Kickstarted that allowed full and unrestricted access to the game.

I've had fun in the alpha releases so far to the point where the $20 is now moot. I've spent more, to have less fun, for a shorter period of time at some movies I have seen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 22, 2017, 21:32 Burrito of Peace
 
"Monseigneur: And I am reminded on this holy day of the sad story of Kitty Genovese. As you all may remember, long time ago almost 30 years ago. This poor soul cried out for help time and time again, but no person answered her calls. Though many saw, no one so much as called the police. They all just watched as Kitty was being stabbed to death in broad daylight. They watched as her assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But, there is another kind of evil which we must fear most and that is the indifference of good men!" -- Boondock Saints  
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