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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2012, 18:27 shinchan0s
Umbragen wrote on Dec 30, 2012, 16:05:
Since GRRM decided it was OK to kill off Jon Snow, I thought it was good idea to torrent his HBO crap. Fuck you Martin.

Oh hey, spoilers! Oh well, I guess I should have already read Dance of Dragons. It's been sitting on my bookcase for a year...
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Free Weekend and Sale
11. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Free Weekend and Sale Dec 14, 2012, 20:30 shinchan0s
PHJF wrote on Dec 14, 2012, 09:10:
Well I tried about 80 minutes last night. First map was one with trenches, my team was getting destroyed, and the "commander" spent the whole match yelling at the team for being so stupid and playing Call of Duty and god damn these free weekend noobs. Naturally I join the other team next map and do better, get some decent kills, capped a point or two.

Seriously, though... the Russians are grey. The Germans are slightly darker grey. I must have spent half my time in the game checking the map to see if that dude in front of me was an enemy or not. I STILL ended up with like five teamkills when all was said and done.

Game ran very well and played pretty smoothly, except the cover mechanic which is the worst done I've ever seen... and this is a game that slaps you in the face if you so much as think of not being in cover.

Yeah, I had the same problem when I started too. My teams were surprisingly forgiving until around the 5th or 6th straight TK...

Also, the new cover system blows. You're actually more likely to get killed if you use the cover mechanic because it makes you easier to spot and more predictable. Just take a few steps back from a window (instead of leaning against it) and you're good to go. It kind of sucks for MGs though.

At least there's less grenade spam.
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Free Weekend and Sale
3. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Free Weekend and Sale Dec 13, 2012, 21:56 shinchan0s
RO1 was better.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed III Patch
21. Re: Assassin's Creed III Patch Nov 24, 2012, 23:51 shinchan0s
I've never played any of the games, but it's weird that the Native American protagonist is fighting for the Americans.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Launches
18. Re: PlanetSide 2 Launches Nov 21, 2012, 07:04 shinchan0s
I spent about a week playing it and I only had one "epic" firefight (and it was epic) where we besieged a heavily defended base. Yeah, the game definitely needs guys dedicated to transports and mobile spawns. Even then, what's the point? There's so many bases. The maps need fewer bases. BF2 had the same problem with capture points. Yawn.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multiplayer Details
7. Re: Star Citizen Multiplayer Details Nov 11, 2012, 17:07 shinchan0s
nin wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 15:32:
Cutter wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 14:47:
The more I hear the more I'm glad I haven't given him a penny.

It just kind of seems to be all over the place, promising everything to everyone. Had he focused (or put more of a focus) on rich SP experience, I would have kicked in day 1. But this just sounds way too ambitious for it's own good.

(Love to be wrong.)

*Enters some random starbase*

"WTS tachyon cannon iv"
"u want 2 buy credits real cheap"
"stealth fighter lfg omega quadrant"
"looking for repair ship 4 omega"

I still have some hope for this game despite barely playing Wing Commander III and Prophecy when I was a kid. It's not sounding any better though.
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News Comments > Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully
18. Re: Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully Nov 8, 2012, 03:26 shinchan0s
All the Razer stuff my brother owned (a headset and two Nagas) broke within a year. Both Nagas had the same right clicking issue.

Me, I'll stick with Logitech.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 28, 2012, 18:03 shinchan0s
I switched to Hulu to watch Community reruns.  
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch
8. Re: Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch Oct 26, 2012, 20:50 shinchan0s
Efffff PS2. Gimme NS2! So many epic moments.  
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News Comments > League of Legends Soars
21. Re: More Big Picture Details Oct 12, 2012, 20:32 shinchan0s
Yakubs wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 15:14:
Kind of hard to understand this viewpoint. LoL's game mechanics are a watered-down version of DotA's. Not sure why you wouldn't want to play the source material rather than a low-budget (which has since become big-budget) knock-off.

Watered-down to you = streamlined to me. I personally don't see denying, multiple shops, animal couriers, and buyable town portals adding all that much to the gameplay. While those things may add a modicum of gameplay depth they also make the game slower and more complicated. There are reasons why LoL overtook DotA and HoN.
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Sep 9, 2012, 05:50 shinchan0s
Oooooh shiiii....

I remember playing the crap out of Kohan when I was in high school. It's all kind of hazy, but I recall it being fun in the beginning, but like CoH the end-game descends into massed blobbing. It wasn't very tactical (no bonuses for flanking, I think, although you kill the expensive support units first if you attack from behind) and strategy was all about unit composition and the number of cities you have. My favorite units were the Nationalist Disciples (fist fighting monk dudes)!

The story was soooooooooooooooo bad though. Oh my god. It pretty much doomed the game, I think. Never got into Kohan II.

If anyone's thinking of buying it I'd just buy Ahriman's Gift (it's standalone). Amazingly, they still have the old Awakening website on - a nice place to get info, mods, guides, etc.
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News Comments > Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit
116. Re: contemplate this on the tree of woe Sep 7, 2012, 08:46 shinchan0s
TheLeech wrote on Sep 6, 2012, 23:43:
Is everyone on crazy pills tonight?

Black president on TV. It's to republicans what a full moon is to werewolves.


Anyway, this thread gets a 10/10. Instant classic.
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News Comments > Diablo III Nerf Warning
21. Re: Diablo III Nerf Warning Sep 3, 2012, 08:22 shinchan0s
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 02:11:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 20:34:
Hrm, poor ToC DHs. Not that surprising though considering how crazy the damage was, for a Discipline skill. Still,the 1.05 patch probably won't be out for a month, so farm it up while you can, ToH users.

Oh well, still playing D3 occasionally, but really looking forward to Borderlands 2/Torchlight 2.

I stopped playing Starcraft 2 over a year ago, not sure about the rest of you guys but I've utterly lost interest in any SC2 'expansions' they are going to attempt to sell at +$40.

The sad thing is, it doesn't even seem like Blizzard is intentionally trying to hamper players' enjoyment, it's like they just don't even understand how to make a fun game or something. Nobody thinks .0000001% drop rates are fun, Blizzard. Also, screw the AHs.

All the talent that made Blizzard what it was, is long gone. Plain and simple. They were never good at project management even then, now that it takes them 7 years to put out garbage they've kinda become a laughing stock imo.

Now it's gonna be at least 2 1/2 years of HoTS. This is getting embarrassing. It's been 99% done since June - it's just spit and polish now. LOL. What's the point - they'll still patch it like crazy anyway.
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News Comments > Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future
9. Re: Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future Aug 22, 2012, 21:19 shinchan0s
loomy wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 21:03:
the diablo 3 design puts too much weight on the item system, and the item system isn't good enough to support so much of the game. it is pitiful actually that they launched a game incomplete, untested, broken and without knowing how to fix it.

He's like the director of the Total Recall remake - putting his own "vision" on an already pretty great thing which turns out to be doing the exact opposite of what made the original so great. Where do they find these guys?
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News Comments > Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future
8. Re: Jay Wilson Apologies for Diablo III Comment; Discusses Game's Future Aug 22, 2012, 21:10 shinchan0s
The truth hurts, man. Brevik's assessment was spot on. The guy just took a big steaming dump on my favorite game franchise. Fuck that loser.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
35. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Aug 21, 2012, 20:51 shinchan0s
I have no intention of buying CSGO anytime soon (I want it, but I've been on a game buying binge lately), but quick question:

Does the entire CT team use the same skin for like each map? It always bothered me that you could have a SAS guy and a SEAL fighting together.
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News Comments > EA Exploring Sale?
27. Re: EA Exploring Sale? Aug 17, 2012, 08:46 shinchan0s
I'm not surprised a company like EA would want to go private. Being a corporation these days is kind of a pain in the ass with all the regulations and retarded shareholders.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2012, 12:41 shinchan0s
I always find the Summer Olympics to be a nice change of pace. Any other year and the only sports regularly televised during the summer are baseball and MLS soccer. It's cool to see stuff like the track and swimming and have it actually be COMPELLING. Sure, it has its share of dumb sports (water polo) and the events made up of major federated sports (soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis) have the Olympics playing second banana to their respective "real" championships. But the "pure" Olympic sports are all fun to watch just the same.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Wizard Bug Fix; Barbarian Bug Found?
6. Re: Diablo III Wizard Bug Fix; Barbarian Bug Found? Jul 24, 2012, 12:16 shinchan0s
Love how all the fanboys immediately declare it fake within 5 seconds of the original post without doing any research or trying it themselves. I doubt they all even still play D3 anymore and just white knight Blizzard all day.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
42. Re: Differences Jul 22, 2012, 08:51 shinchan0s
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 01:45:
Prez wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 00:40:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 23:31:
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 19:50:
Still focused on taxes. The issue isn't taxes. It's spending. I bring this point up every single time a topic like this comes up and the liberals ignore it every time because they're so focused on getting their "share" of the supposedly finite pie that the 1% is hoarding from them, that they can't take a step back and realize we're spending ourselves into oblivion.

The issue is revenues vs. expenditures, so it's quite obviously about both taxes and spending. Who's not getting that?

Anyone should get it. If you lose your job, the goal in your household needs to be attack the problem from both ends. Drastically lower your expenditures (your "Goesouts" as I like to call it) and your restore your revenue stream (your "Goesins") ASAP. Once you get another job, always make sure your "Goesouts" is a little less than your "Goesins" so that you have room for discretionary spending. The unique thing about Washington is that they seem to think that massive discretionary spending can happen even when their "Goesouts" is exponentially higher than their "Goesins" (At the very least they seem to be either oblivious to or unfazed by the detrimental inflationary effects of printing more money without padding the treasury with actual currency). Maximizing revenue in government isn't only accomplished by tax increases, and in truth that should happen last and only if needed after everything else comes up short. Historically at least the best way to raise "Goesins" sufficiently has been to just get people earning more and spending more. At a given tax rate, more gross income and more spending means more revenue without raising taxes a penny, and it stands to reason I think that this ought to be all that is ever needed barring unforeseen circumstances. Democrats especially seem to have an extremely hard time understanding that and always sing from the same sheet of music: "Raise Taxes, Tax the 'rich', Taxes Taxes TAXES!!" (wherein "rich" is always an inordinately over-sized group for what actually constitutes "rich" in American society) when there are better ways to get the "Goesins" up. But Rollinthunder has a point: Government spending has been so laughably, wildly out of control for so long - and it's getting worse when it needs to be getting drastically better FAST - that I have to agree with him that getting that reigned in needs to be the first priority. Neither party has seemed willing or able to do so however since the friggin' Clinton era. The Republicans occasionally make the right noises now (where were you guys when W. was spending us into oblivion???) but always vote to raise the debt ceiling anyway, making it sound like lip service. The Democrats can't even be bothered to introduce a budget when they controlled both houses and the Presidency for two frickin' years and could have passed anything without breaking a sweat, indicating they are either clueless on how to fix anything or recklessly unconcerned with the problem.

In truth, I don't think the current set of yoekels in Congress nor the bumbling idiot in the Whitehouse are serious enough or competent enough to get it done (And Romney ain't striking me as the Knight in Shining Armor, that's for damn sure). Everyone seems content in maintaining the status quo (which can only end badly) and instead spinning the current crisis for their own political advantage at election time. How can a country NOT fail when its elected leaders are in the business of job preservation rather than governing?

Bingo Prez, and I said the same thing when W was in office. Stop spending so much fucking money. I think what gets me the most is with Obama's inherited war spending from W's administration the man has added more to the nation debt than every previous administration combined, and the media hasn't raised one iota about it.

Sure some of that is totally on Bush for starting said wars but the man hasn't been in office for nearly an entire term now. I'd love to know when we get past blame Bush for every mistake the Obmessiah makes at this point.

I will say one thing, the repubs have at the very least made an effort to come out and propose massive spending cuts, weather they're serious about the issue or not. Here you have a president who's been in office for nearly an entire term without even passing a budget, that's just flat out insane. Bet your bottom dollar if it were a Republican, the media wouldn't let you hear the end of it. But again not a single word.

The spending addiction in DC that both parties subscribe to, needs to just end. We need to stop focusing on these petty class warfare bullshit the dems and the OWS socialists keep trying to cram down everyone's throat and actually address the real issue. Spending.

I keep hearing conservatives bringing up ballooning federal deficits as a problem. Great! I am in full agreement. I guess where we differ is in our priorities on how we tackle the problem. I would argue that you have to raise taxes (on everybody, but more on the wealthy) and have a LONG-TERM PROGRAM of cutting federal spending. Taxes can always be raised and cut on a year-to-year basis. Unfortunately, fiscal spending needs to be planned out because states rely on federal grants and the population, in today's economy, is heavily dependent on federally funded social services. Saying we should "cut everything now" sounds nice, but it clashes with reality. Sorry.

The crazy thing some of you are forgetting is that both federal and (especially) state governments ARE CUTTING THEIR SPENDING. For states, those cuts have been in social services (apart from, understandably, Medicaid and unemployment) and infrastructure. Federal spending (as a % of GDP) on our crumbling infrastructure is at an all time low and has been trending downward since the 70's.

Honestly, the problem isn't really so much the federal budget (BTW, RollinThundr, it's Congress' job to pass a budget, not the President's) but the states' budget. Anyone interested should take a look at Richard Ravitch's report on the states' fiscal crisis. Generally speaking, states are faced with ballooning Medicaid and unfunded pension costs to go along with an eroding tax base. PBS News has a great segment on Ravitch's report.

All the expenditures and liabilities we have now have already been incurred. No use crying about it now whether they were under Bush or Obama. It's time to pay for it. Raise taxes and stop relying on borrowed money. For future spending? The federal and state governments need be realistic, stop relying on accounting gimmicks and adhere to long term plans that are immune to political changes. I seriously doubt that today's politicians are up to the task. You won't see action until the shit finally hits the fan. That's probably something we all can agree on.
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