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Signed On Jun 28, 2005, 16:58
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News Comments > HTC Vive Ships & SteamVR Launches
13. Re: HTC Vive Ships & SteamVR Launches Apr 6, 2016, 15:10 Agent.X7
 
TangledThorns wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 07:35:
I'll wait. I'm certain the second and third generation will be lighter and more affordable though.

Well, Vive won't get a 3rd generation. Valve can only count to 2.2.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Widowmaker Cinematic
26. Re: Overwatch Widowmaker Cinematic Apr 4, 2016, 23:34 Agent.X7
 
Frijoles wrote on Apr 4, 2016, 23:15:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 4, 2016, 21:00:
Frijoles wrote on Apr 4, 2016, 17:35:
I don't recall there being a restriction on characters that you can pick, so I believe a Tracer and Widowmaker could play together. Seems wrong now.

Huh? You were right with the first sentence. There is no character limit. Your team could play all Widowmakers and Tracers if you'd like.

Right, and that makes me wonder what the point is of developing all this lore. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but then we turn around and jump in a match to fight side by side. At least in Heroes, enemies of one another make comments about it, and they're fighting in the Nexus, so it isn't as weird. There's a huge disconnect between the game and the lore, IMO, which is very unlike Blizzard.

"Here's a lot of great videos that have nothing to do with the game!"

Because they plan to do other games in this fictional universe.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
72. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2016, 23:50 Agent.X7
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 23:40:
Did some personal bible study tonight and it really helped me appreciate Jesus words, "You must love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:39) The first 25 or so minutes of this video (produced by JW's) helped me greatly appreciate the gravity of what Jesus' words meant. This has led me to conclude that a minimum wage, no a living wage, of $15 is the neighborly and compassionate thing to do. I now know a lot of people, including fellow worshipers, who would greatly benefit from such an income increase regardless of marketable skills. Thank you all for your valuable points of view.

That's the problem, though. This is feel good legislation with no thought for the long term effects. Sure, now people get to feel like something has been done. What about when $15 buys you a gallon of milk, maybe? And now people with no skills make what recent college graduates make in some job markets. WHy bother getting an education and putting yourself in debt when you won't be out earning Joe the fry guy? Pretty soon our economy tanks for good. But you got to feel good for a while, so it was worth it, right?

Never mind that most waiters can out earn teachers as it is. But hey, punishing teachers and standardized test will fix that, not monetary gains! Teachers don't want to be paid for...oh, wait. All the good teachers are leaving the profession because they can take their degrees ANYWHERE else and make more money. But no child left behind certainly made us feel good for a while, right?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
70. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2016, 23:39 Agent.X7
 
rudra wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 17:06:
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 16:59:
The thing is, I still feel you're looking at it wrong. You are looking at the people behind you and annoyed that, despite all your hard work, they're not as far behind as you feel they should be.

the usual christian stance... its why they love that idea of HELL and SATAN punishing the EVIL sinners with lakes of FIRE and TORMENT... while all the special, important people get to float on up to the magical wonderland of heavenly bliss and fluffy clouds

its incredibly childish, and immature - but also extremely common

Wow. I have no words for how dumb what you just said is. You can't argue logically, so you resort to attacking a religion?

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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Major Patch
1. Re: Heroes of the Storm Major Patch Mar 29, 2016, 21:35 Agent.X7
 
ultrawidesreen monitor support

HELL YEAH!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2016, 13:48 Agent.X7
 
And in 2022 they'll be bitching that $15 is a not a living wage. Welcome to reality! But don't worry, robots will take those jobs long before they make it to $15 an hour.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2016, 21:12 Agent.X7
 
Retired wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 17:45:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 16:02:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 15:26:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 11:26:
Happy Easter everyone!

Does anyone want an Overwatch early open beta key? I have one extra. First person to say yes gets it. (I tried this on Steam, but I don't think too many people read the activity log...)

I'll take one. I was watching vids with my son yesterday, and he was really digging it. Favs: Tracer and Genji.

Sent! Enjoy!

Please post some impressions.....

I will. It doesn't start until May. I plan to cancel my pre-order if I don't like it. I mean, I love everything they have done so far, but they've never done a shooter before, so who knows? (Of course, before Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm they'd never done either of those genres either...)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2016, 16:02 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 15:26:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 11:26:
Happy Easter everyone!

Does anyone want an Overwatch early open beta key? I have one extra. First person to say yes gets it. (I tried this on Steam, but I don't think too many people read the activity log...)

I'll take one. I was watching vids with my son yesterday, and he was really digging it. Favs: Tracer and Genji.

Sent! Enjoy!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2016, 11:26 Agent.X7
 
Happy Easter everyone!

Does anyone want an Overwatch early open beta key? I have one extra. First person to say yes gets it. (I tried this on Steam, but I don't think too many people read the activity log...)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 19:53 Agent.X7
 
https://youtu.be/6NYNNsFWGy8

This is how you do it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 14:36 Agent.X7
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 26, 2016, 13:47:
Anyone who practiced drums for an hour is a better drummer than me. Always been intrigued with drummers who can also sing simultaneously -- for instance like Don Henley and Phil Collins off the top of my head.

Depends on the tempo and complexity of the rhythm. I can sing just fine when drumming until I throw a wacky fill in and completely lose the lyrics. I've never been brave enough to sing while doing anything else on stage.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 13:16 Agent.X7
 
OH MY GOD, I....nope, I'm good.

Also, the little Japanese girl. I hate video titles like that. This little Japanese girl is a better drummer than you will ever be! Except, I AM a drummer, and she's actually not better than me. I mean, if you worship at the alter of John Bonham and Lars Ulrich and think Travis Barker is the man, then yes, she's probably better than you would expect. If you like prog-metal, then she's got nothing on Portnoy, Mangini, or Peart. Why can't they just title it "Hey, this little Japanese girl is a good drummer." Or, this girl may grow up to be the next Meytal Cohen?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2016, 22:53 Agent.X7
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 18:13:
PHJF wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 17:51:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 16:55:
Medal of Honor™ Pacific Assault available for free through Origin.

All the crickets in the world together couldn't form a worthy response to such a paltry announcement.

Tell me you don't think that D-Day landing in MoH was intense. It was the first game to give me an idea of what it must have been like. Also MoH had very fun multiplayer and excellent maps. Germans versus Allies! Fun times.

That was MoH: Allied Assault - the original. Pacific Assault is not so good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2016, 14:23 Agent.X7
 
I actually liked SUcker Punch. 300 was OK. Haven't seen his Supes movie (not into super heroes much) and Watchmen gets shit because the movie was so lame compared to the graphic novel. (WHich I bought after seeing the movie since I couldn't fathom from the movie why the fuck it was so lauded. Once I read the novel I got it.)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2016, 00:01 Agent.X7
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 18:07:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 17:59:
Comparing Beamers comment history with Cutters, the latter wins with the most * REMOVED * This comment was deleted ... posts.
He's not one to be asking others to ignore someone.

Self awareness really isn't Cutter's strong suit.

It's not really a large portion of the population's strong suit, which is a large part of our problems here on Earth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 15:30 Agent.X7
 
KS wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 15:23:
Beamer wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 15:02:
Cutter wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 13:46:
At its core, cultural appropriation is treating cultures like a pick-and-mix grab bag of ideas for the dominant majority culture (almost always white)

That's that article in a nutshell. White liberal guilt hipster denounces Whitey as the source of all that's bad in the world. Gee, shocker. Rolleyes

This guy said it really well....

That's how cultural exchange works - you use bits and pieces from other groups of people and fuse it with other stuff. Sichuan cuisine, for example, exists because somebody brought hot peppers from the Americas over to China, where they were promptly assimilated and woven into the cuisine. Or think of fusion cuisine in general, like the food trucks that combine Korean and Mexican food around here.

It only feels like appropriation to me if you're actually claiming to be the original source of something. But I read a lot of broad accusations of it.

And this guy....

I've heard Mexican people saying they don't give a flying fuck if others want to celebrate Día de Muertos. And here we have Halloween parties, completely out of context.

I'm from Argentina. One of the latest winners of the Tango World Cup was a japanese couple. You won't hear ANYONE complain about japanese people "appropriating" our culture. On the contrary, people here are happy our stuff is known all over the world. Even Schwarzenegger doing random shit to the tune of Por una Cabeza in True Lies is only ever seen as funny. I don't think I know ANYONE who was offended by that.

Exactly. Man, this new bullshit PC era so needs to fucking die...yet again.

I can't believe I'm responding to you, but you picked the beginning sentences and ignored the rest.

Cultural appropriation is taking someone's culture and treating it like a costume or a gimmick. There's a stark difference between that and exchanging ideas, such as your sichuan example.

It is called borrowing an idea. It is one thing to make a racist portrayal, and quite another to borrow a colorful attire because it looks nice. Or cool. Or scary.

There is nothing wrong with that. It is a made up offense that people have to be "educated" to take offense at, and only then can you play an asinine guilt game with the "offenders" of the newly-educated "offendee".

YES!

Cultural appropriation is basically a bullshit excuse for angry people to get "offended" and worked up over. You A) Have no right to not be offended, despite what a lot of people think and B) actually have to choose to be offended. Which is a lot more work that just ignoring things that probably have nothing to do with you in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2016, 13:12 Agent.X7
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 13:08:
I don't advocate hard break checks, but that was pretty satisfying to watch. I had someone tailgating me bad last week, I should have popped my trunk and asked if they wanted in.

I just generally take my foot off the gas and let my Jeep slow down. Sometimes way down. They usually get the hint.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2016, 13:09 Agent.X7
 
gsilver wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 12:55:
I'm all for the merging of Xbox and PC platforms. It'll be great to see the X1 run all of the unified games, and for those that have the money, also run them on the PC, but better.

Exclusives harm everyone, so tearing down barriers to make things more universal can only be a positive move.

Unless the games perform terribly, but I've heard that the new Tomb Raider is a unified app, and it runs alright.

TOmb Raider ran pretty rough on the XBone. Haven't played it on PC yet.

I have a PS4. I like it for the console exclusive games I can't get on my PC. Honestly, if there were no exclusive games, I'd probably just stream my PC to my TV if I wanted to play from the couch.

That being said, I have to agree that you cannot touch the console experience without spending a lot more money on a PC. Just one of my video cards would get you an XBox One bundle.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: A dozen states are considering getting rid of daylight saving time. Is that a good thing? Mar 12, 2016, 18:44 Agent.X7
 
jimnms wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 14:03:
The sun would rise earlier, giving farmers an extra hour of daylight to work.

Umm, farmers don't work by the clock, they go to work when the sun comes up and quit when it goes down, no matter what time it is.


Yeah, that's not even close to being how it works. This is a crazy thing people believe that has its roots in history. Electricity has been invented, we are no longer beholden to the sun's whims. Join us in 2015 brother, behold the power of the wattage!
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2016, 14:39 Agent.X7
 
Capella wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:24:
Cool bit of trivia there Blue. So that is kind of like E.T. eating Reese's Pieces instead of M &M's I guess.

Yeah, did not know that. Think how popular Popeye might be right now, instead of a relative unknown.
 
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