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Nickname Asmodai
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Signed On Jun 2, 2005, 22:47
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News Comments > Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit

14. Re: Riot Settles Gender Discrimination Suit Dec 2, 2019, 23:37 Asmodai
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 20:31:
the incels be foaming at the mouth when the fairer sex gets mentioned. It really trigger's them.

I love how people try to show their wokeness by trotting out what to any self respecting wammen would be a patriarchal phrase. Fairer sex? Bigot 101 buddy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 28, 2019, 01:24 Asmodai
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 27, 2019, 19:33:
Good luck finding it when Google can't link to it by law.
There were murderers before Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee came along.

German law, not "rest of the world" law. We know Google alters search results (certainly does for China...) and tries to assist with blanking out history, but the more people try to hide the truth, the more it tends to escape.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 28, 2019, 01:22 Asmodai
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 27, 2019, 20:42:
And while you could argue that murderers should seriously never, ever get out of jail, ever. And I would be absolutely behind that if was premeditated murder. In reality once you serve your punishment you are legally in your right to demand to be handled like someone that may get a second chance in life to not be a total psycho.

I didn't mention sentencing, I mentioned consequences. I absolutely believe that once you serve your debt to society, you should not be held in prison indefinately. However, there are other life long effects of being a convicted murderer, eg. losing the right to vote, being required to declare your convicted felon status to employers. I find it impossible to be sympathetic to a fairly tried and convicted murderer who wants to escape the past.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2019, 19:29 Asmodai
 
This is "social" justice...

Justice is that you pay a heavy price for the crime of murder, including surrendering a future where people are forced to pretend that you didn't murder someone. Is this guy allowed to omit that he is a convicted felon from job applications? What a fucking joke. Perhaps while they're at it, the courts can magically resurrect the dead so he didn't actually commit a crime.

Justice is a word that does not need a modifier, as it is an ideal and any manipulation of it dilutes it's true meaning.

ps. Good luck scrubbing anything from the net, the Streisand effect will take of that.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx Confirmed; Unveiling Thursday

15. Re: Half-Life: Alyx Confirmed; Unveiling Thursday Nov 18, 2019, 23:59 Asmodai
 
Seriously Valve, just fuck off and be a gameshop...  
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News Comments > Alec Holowka Dead

94. Re: Alec Holowka Dead Sep 2, 2019, 06:53 Asmodai
 
And because of the inevitable backlash, I'll state clearly to save you chumps from making up a narrative.

I don't know if Holowka did or did not do anything.
I don't know if Quinn was lying.
I believe in the rule of law and the presumption of innocence.
I believe if a person is found guilty of the crime of rape, that the full force of the law should fall on them from a great height.

If you believe that a person should be shamed, fired etc without an official verdict, you do not believe in the law, you believe in the rule of the mob. And you're a fucking moron.
 
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News Comments > Alec Holowka Dead

93. Re: Alec Holowka Dead Sep 2, 2019, 06:25 Asmodai
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2019, 00:45:
And for what it's worth, his co-workers came out and said they believe the allegations. His family came out and said they believe the allegations. A bunch of dudes on the internet that had never heard of him prior to this week, though, seem pretty convinced he is innocent and no one should have had advanced notice of what he'd done in the past.

Ah Beamer, you are the left personified.

No one said he's innocent. People have said that it should have been dealt with via the justice system rather than trial by social media. As usual, you can't find a real point to defeat so you build a strawman to beat up. It's getting more pathetic than Zoe Quinn...
 
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News Comments > Alec Holowka Dead

92. Re: Alec Holowka Dead Sep 2, 2019, 06:18 Asmodai
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 18:38:
So the following people who went dark on twitter; Scott Benson, Bethany Hockenberry, Zo Quinn, Albertine Watson, and Eileen Holowka
are just supposed to leave their accounts up so every mouth breathing lowlife, misogynist, angry clueless gamer, inbred incel and ignorant 13 year old can continue to post death threats, abuse and harassment on their respective accounts.
You really didn't apply much thought to that did you.

More than you apparently. If you can throw baseless accusations that may have contributed to a persons suicide and they have to deal with the consequences, surely these fucking stunning brave people can deal with a little return critique? X D
 
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News Comments > Alec Holowka Dead

29. Re: Alec Holowka Dead Sep 1, 2019, 18:00 Asmodai
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 17:12:
We don't actually know why he took his life. Maybe it had nothing to do with her. Maybe it was because he was kicked off the Infinite Fall team. Or maybe it was something completely unrelated. We shouldn't jump to conclusions.

To clarify, do you support the theme of #metoo, that is, the ability to make unsubstantiated accusations on social media to incite mob justice? I don't want to assume or put words in your mouth, but based on your past posts, I have you pegged as leaning in that direction.

I'm really curious, because there are a lot of people in this thread leaping to the conclusion that this guy is a rapist or abuser or w/e with no evidence other than a single accusation. The essence of your post applies to any party involved in this, we just don't know whether this guy did anything wrong, and we don't know whether Quinn and co's dogpile caused him to kill himself.

Yes, we should absolutely not jump to conclusions about why he committed suicide, just like he should have been presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Of course, in the pile of circumstantial evidence, it doesn't really help that a bunch of people that piled on this story have shut down their twitter or deleted posts/tweets where they went balls deep on nothing more than the accusation...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

32. Re: Ugh Aug 18, 2019, 17:11 Asmodai
 
007Bistromath wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 07:00:
As a bisexual, this is one of a thousand reasons the series lost its shine after the first game. Being pandered to feels disgusting unless you're a politics-obsessed moron.

I love how all the progressive posers ignore your comment since, ya know, you actually have that whole lived experience...

Kinda hilarious. They want to disagree with you but your 'otherness' gives you invulnerability lest they be tarred as intolerant. +1 internets to you!

 
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News Comments > Op Ed

24. Re: Op Ed Aug 18, 2019, 05:55 Asmodai
 
Borderlands is a loot shooter, not a cheesy romance game. If Athena wants to smash some puss puss on her down time, that's her business, but when I'm driving her, she's there to kick ass and take names, not pine for the "fjord". Same for the rest of them, what they do when I'm not playing is up to them. X D

If Gearbox wants to be like Bioware and shoe horn cheesy romance options (straight and gay, cept Tali, she's awesome) in to the storyline, go nuts, but it's not what the game is known for and I doubt it'll sell more copies. Of course, they'll always have the glorious excuse if the game fails to be a hit that it 'was the haters because we're stunning and brave and shit' to save them from any sort of introspection, so I guess that's a plus...


 
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News Comments > Op Ed

1. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 00:41 Asmodai
 
Ignore politics and never apologise... The old "arguing with idiots" adage applies, you can't just create something you think is cool and deal with every butthurt sperg on the planet because there is always someone who is offended. You win by not playing their game.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Date

27. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Date Jun 10, 2019, 02:45 Asmodai
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 9, 2019, 20:03:
Also, how much fucking money has CD Projekt RED spent on this game? Keanu as one of the voice actors +whatever it costs for his likeness? Ugh, it's cool, but that was probably 20million of their budget right there...

I'm willing to bet he did them a pretty sweet deal, Reeves has always been a huge fan of cyberpunk and I suspect he jumped at the chance.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Legion Marches Out

12. Re: Path of Exile: Legion Marches Out Jun 7, 2019, 23:29 Asmodai
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 7, 2019, 10:41:
my problem with PoE after 1000 hours of play is that I don't have enough time in each league.. Kinda wish they would do 6 month leagues.

There's quite a good vid from GGG about the market research they did in long term user retention and the short turn around keeps the game fresh for what is essentially a "rinse, repeat" grind. Obviously they are courting the whales (and I don't really blame them for this) but longer season iterations showed significant user drop off who wouldn't return the next season, where the shorter turn around keeps players playing.

And as an interesting peak behind the curtain, between post release support and pre-release promotion, they really only get about 4-5 weeks of work time on each new season. While they certainly reuse assets and have a bank of ideas saved up for future use, it's still pretty impressive how they manage to put out so much in such a short period of time.
 
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News Comments > The Surge 2 Surging Out in September

1. Re: The Surge 2 Surging Out in September Jun 6, 2019, 01:34 Asmodai
 
The Surge was quite a good souls like (in terms of controls on PC, miles better than any of the From products) although the storyline wasn't the greatest. Well worth a look if you are a souls-like fan.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

23. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2019, 06:46 Asmodai
 
If you're in the market for a gas grill, check out the quartz IR barbeques (radiant quart tech or RQT), where the gas heats up a quartz crystal half pipe which then radiates heat up to the food. As the meat cooks, the fat and juices drip down on the superheated quartz and then return as flavourful smoke. As a side note, the heat diffusion from the half pipe removes dull spots on the grill where gas elements would usually heat straight up and miss the bits in the middle. Another benefit is that the quartz mostly protects the element from direct exposure to salty drippings which can cause corrosion over time.

Alternately, you can get ceramic head holders to go over your grill which serve the same purpose (smoke creation and heat diffusion) but I prefer the simplicity of the quartz.

Strangely enough, I don't think the US has RQTs yet... = \

This is the advert blurb from BBQ's Galore in Aus,

https://youtu.be/m-O2L6hA_hk
 
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News Comments > Anthem Patched; Further Act 1 Changes Delayed

15. Re: Anthem Patched; Further Act 1 Changes Delayed Apr 24, 2019, 08:01 Asmodai
 
Creston wrote on Apr 23, 2019, 20:36:
There are a few good things:

1) Added the ability to access the Forge during Missions, Strongholds and Freeplay. You can now change your gear without having to return to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay!

2) Added the ability to select contracts from the start of expedition screen rather than going to the individual contract boards in Fort Tarsis or in the Launch Bay.

3) Added the ability to launch a new mission from the end of expedition screen without having to return to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay.

These are good things.

No, they are basic quality of life "no brainers" that only imbeciles or incompetents would leave out...

Everything on the delayed list is everything that actually sparks any interest.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 20, 2019, 05:38 Asmodai
 
Ironic, the guy that built a business about sieving through personal data now wants privacy...  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 16, 2019, 02:19 Asmodai
 
Of course polygon is leading the butthurt brigade over a little cussing...

Jeebus, they would have a fucking stroke over the language we used to use back in the Quake LAN days... X D
 
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News Comments > What Happened with Anthem?

16. Re: What Happened with Anthem? Apr 3, 2019, 02:40 Asmodai
 
I dont think we knew what Anthem was going to be when it shipped,

Well there's the problem right there... That's sort of a pre-requisite to even attempting to make a fucking game..

As for the suggestion that Div 2 is in the same league as Anthem, lemme just say this. You can view your inventory and equip that shit hot gun that just dropped any time. You can cruise across the entire zone barring dark zones with no load screens. Loot can be adjusted to some extent taking out a lot of the RNGesus effect...

This isn't even talking about story yet, just core looter/shooter mechanics which are a no brainer. Div II isn't game of the year by any stretch, but Anthem was a complete turd. Glad I got to play it on Origin Premier for 20 bucks with all the perks and it'll remember my progress if I ever choose to go poke my head in again.
 
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