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Nickname Asmodai
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Signed On Jun 2, 2005, 22:47
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. removed Jul 10, 2018, 07:04 Asmodai
 
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News Comments > 2018 Steam Top Sellers
2. Re: 2018 Steam Top Sellers Jul 5, 2018, 21:42 Asmodai
 
Good to see Kingdom Come doing so well despite the waaaaaaaaah over lack of "cultural diversity".  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 6
1. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 6 Jun 15, 2018, 06:19 Asmodai
 
Call me silly, but 50% "choice of gender" + 8% female lead = 58%...

Vs 70 odd % where you have a choice + male. So 12% difference overall.

My what a fucking tragedy... Gotta love Femme Freak trying to stay relevant.
 
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News Comments > Anthem Trailer and Details
14. Re: Anthem Trailer and Details Jun 9, 2018, 23:58 Asmodai
 
Love the remix of that song though... =)  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse May 30, 2018, 03:17 Asmodai
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2018, 00:08:
Aren't streamers getting monies via patreon and donations? Wtf is this study?

Yet another opportunity to bitch and moan about a system where women aren't automatically thrown money for being women...

Do a great job and grow your channel, you'll make money. Until YT decides you're not politically correct and torps it all...
 
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News Comments > TerraTech Free Weekend
2. Re: TerraTech Free Weekend May 23, 2018, 01:46 Asmodai
 
Had it for a while, the new release is kinda fun but get's same old same old kinda fast. The campaign seems more like a tutorial series buffed up by standard fetch/kill quests. The building for vehicles is cool though (you end up with some monstrous vehicles...)  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 18, 2018, 19:04 Asmodai
 
Creston wrote on May 18, 2018, 18:51:
Alright, here's what we'll do. We'll ban videogames for a year.

Then, when we've seen that doesn't work, we're gonna ban guns for a year.

At the end, we'll pick the real culprit. Deal?

Fuck you NRA.

How about we ban idiots looking for a silver bullet solution to a very complex and layered problem?

Hell, why don't we ban men while we're at it??

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/17/gun-violence-masculinity-216321

/eyeroll
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2018, 04:27 Asmodai
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 15:36:
Oh absolutely. The hard science has been in on booze for decades now. There is no upside. Or at least the upside is entirely negligent when compared to the downsides.

Enjoyment? Relaxation?

By that logic, why eat anything that isn't strictly 100% healthy for you? Why even consider things like flavour? Make the whole thing strictly utilitarian...

What a fucking awful existence.
 
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News Comments > Fighting Rainbow Six Siege Toxicity
4. Re: Fighting Rainbow Six Siege Toxicity Apr 5, 2018, 03:28 Asmodai
 
Numinar wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 23:36:
Free speech is super important but if I wan't to read the Brietbart comments section I'll go there, I don't need it in my games.

If they ban casual swearing then I'm fucked though. How can I expect to be murdered and murder repeatedly without a few f and c bombs?

Nobody needs to be called a variant of "homosexual black person" though, not even homosexual black people if they dared to identify as such online. Not the way these pricks say it. Come on. The ToS of this very site would cover this kind of behavior, something similar should be enforced in games.

Well therein the problem lies. The c-bomb is considered extremely offensive by some people and not at all offensive by others. If you want to consider offense levels, then the standard these days is always the lowest common denominator. So even if you don't indulge in racist/homophobic etc language, there will always be someone eventually that finds your conduct beyond the pale.

ps. I'm curious, generally, what is the LD50 of online toxicity? X D
 
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News Comments > Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition Announced
7. Re: Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition Announced Mar 29, 2018, 11:50 Asmodai
 
Darks wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 10:26:
So, no word on this being an update for those who already own it? or are they trying to strong arm everyone into buying this pos again?

POS? This was the best of the Red Faction games.. =)
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 26, 2018, 02:59 Asmodai
 
Dev wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 02:49:
Not going to happen, never going to get a windows 10 version like that. MS likes to talk a bit talk about rededicating themselves to PC gamers, but it doesn't usually mean anything good, neutral at best.

Like mod support on windows store? That's an anathema to the way these people think.

There is a version that's great. It's called Enterprise LTSB and good fucking luck getting your hands on a copy if you don't work for an enterprise volume license org.

No shit features (edge, cortana, store etc) and no forced major updates. And MS doesn't want people using it...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 20, 2018, 06:11 Asmodai
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 19, 2018, 10:31:
To be the killjoy, these crabs are highly distressed, with knives glued to their hands. Videos like this keep going around, with people thinking smart crabs grab the knives, but they're panicking crabs unsure why something is stuck to them as much larger beings chase them.

They're also food, though, so...

The crab actually switches the knife from claw to claw twice... Pretty awesome glue, it only sticks when you're holding something. /eyeroll
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2018, 02:46 Asmodai
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 03:28:
Asmodai wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 02:33:
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 07:04:
Awww, you're sweet. I know you insult people because you have fuck all relevant to say Beams. Stay classy. ; )

(snip)

You couldn't do a better job of quoting than that?

Always love the people that pick on the spelling, grammar or botched forum code. You obviously know what you're doing, I'm sure you'll manage to figure it out. ; )
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2018, 02:33 Asmodai
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 07:04:
Awww, you're sweet. I know you insult people because you have fuck all relevant to say Beams. Stay classy. ; )

Did anyone say people should feel bad because of penises?

No. No one ever has. But people like you are fragile and hear that. You can't have a conversation without your emotions running wild and you feeling attacked. So there's no point to trying. You twist everything to feel like a victim.
Actually, yes, they did...

Kimmel's line about Oscar being the best man in town because *reasons* ended in the line 'and no penis'. Much to the delight of the crowd, the best man is a dickless one.

The same Jimmy Kimmel who did this edifying bit on the man show...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl3wioLmNNY

I particularly enjoyed the bit where they got the girls to lift their tops to the crowd of drooling men while bouncing. Classy!

So there you have it, pure 100% virtue signalling from a guy who has literally no credibility on the issue, and clapped at by a bunch of dishonest hypocrites. The Oscars in a nutshell. Let's give Kobe an Oscar as well while we're at it. I mean, he was only accused of actual rape, listen and believe wasn't a thing back then I guess?

And you, captain of the snowflake brigade, trying to say that it's bad to have feelings or be fragile? It's almost like you're saying that all males have to be a man, walk it off, be all macho and shit. But that's toxic masculinity?!?! Wtf, Beamer supports misogyny, you heard it here first folks... X D

Seriously, you're caught between being a mangina and a troll, but you're not good at either. You can't open your mouth without spilling your toxic masculinity all over the place, which sets you up as a hypocrite, and the only people you would actually offend with your "trolling" are your regressive circle jerkers. That just leaves you looking like a weak beta with flaccid rejoinders. G'luck with that!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Path of Exile Mar 6, 2018, 02:13 Asmodai
 
Gotta ask though, how badly do you muff up a build that badly that you need more respec points than they give you in the process of leveling?? Roll a RF templar and you went straight to chaos innoculation??

If the build is that fundamentally shot to shit, deep six it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Path of Exile Mar 6, 2018, 02:05 Asmodai
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 01:56:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 18:07:
Okay -- here is the thing I don't like about PoE. New league started Friday. I have my new character up to level 47, but I've realized I made a significant error in my passive tree. The currency cost to fix it is high enough that it probably would be "cheaper" to start another character from scratch. That's crazy.

There needs to be some kind of mechanism for getting at least one or two full resets per character. Like you start with one available, or maybe you get one upon reaching lvl 50. Something. Having to know exactly what you are going to do with your character before you start it is just bad design.

It's either bad design, or a great money making opportunity. Hmm...

Neither, it's the determined hard core aspect of the game and it's aimed at a niche audience rather than for broad appeal (that's Diablo III)

There's no character respec for cash option available, he's talking cheaper in game currency. Regret orbs, 1 per point removed, are relatively rare and ergo it's hard to pile up 50 odd just to reset a character.

Given how quickly you can level to 60+, he's better off putting his gear in the shared bank and rolling a new toon. 47 in three days = he's not getting any league firsts any time soon, and gear is not soulbound so any luck he's had in grinding up the toon is transferable.

Could be worse (ie. losing multiple hardcore toons to the still buggy netcode, happened to me a few times).

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2018, 05:30 Asmodai
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 16:01:
I mean, that's not what they say, but knowing how insecure you are, I get why you hear that.

Awww, you're sweet. I know you insult people because you have fuck all relevant to say Beams. Stay classy. ; )
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 15:52 Asmodai
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 13:40:
Fuck the Oscars and their PC bullshit. Rewarding a bunch of rich assholes for doing their fucking jobs. I will never understand why people think so highly of them or why they feel they need 50 million award ceremonies a year. The fucking egos on those people.

But Cutter, how else would they be able to simultaneously tell us that we shouldn't rape and women are powerful and women need to be protected and if you have a penis you should feel bad because
privilege?!?!? \= | Oh yeah, and there were some movies or some shit out this year...
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH in April
6. Re: BATTLETECH in April Feb 28, 2018, 01:43 Asmodai
 
Task wrote on Feb 27, 2018, 23:49:
Much hyperbole CJ.

I wouldn't bother replying to it, makes him feel relevant...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2018, 02:30 Asmodai
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2018, 11:54:
Asmodai wrote on Feb 24, 2018, 21:06:

I'm still trying to wrap my head around how a movie that portrays a isolationist, patrilineal monarchy ethno state is such a hit with the progressive types... Change in whites for blacks and it would be decried as the worst movie ever made, a propaganda piece for white supremacists. Objectively, the core concept of Wakanda, regardless of the colour of it's inhabitants, has no place in the modern democratic west. It's a complete anachronism.

If you divorce the piece from politics (which is frankly impossible, the movie seems to be built around politics rather than super hero fantasy), it's a pretty average movie with Blade era CG (ie. clunky). The only thing that makes it such a rampaging success is that it uses politics to drive it forward.

I think the hype is less "what it's about," and more "that it exists." Comic book movies have been pretty much the exclusive domain of white men (with a very few exceptions) for decades now. To have one that consists of not only a black cast, but is also Afro-centric; that's never been done before.

I haven't seen it yet, but I suspect I'll just come down on the "meh" side of it. People were praising the hell out of WW, but I thought it was just okay. I'm getting a similar vibe here. Will be happy to be disappointed though.

That was the other bit that I got a laugh out of, some gormless twat on one of the major news channels said "This is the first black super hero movie" and I was sitting there thinking "What about Spawn? Blade?" Yeah, they aren't spilling out all over the place, but that is in part because Marvel and DC didn't feature a lot of black super heroes to begin with until the last 10 years when they went in to overdrive.

It's certainly a competent super hero movie with a few clanging moments (the black tribesmen hooting like monkeys to shut up whitey was one of those). If we were actually post racial, I suspect it would be an enjoyable also-ran for the franchise, but the fact it has been put on a pedestal has, unfortunately, shone a harsh light on all of it's flaws.
 
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