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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2017, 13:56 yonder
 
When it comes to basketball, you aren't missing much by ignoring college hoops.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Mar 24, 2017, 13:54 yonder
 
Short version: It's more complicated and takes more time/effort. Please ignore ME1 and ME2 as examples of what happens when you put forth the effort as we were under different management then. Thank you.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Mar 19, 2017, 14:04 yonder
 
Actually small-c communism (more precisely, *actual* Marxism) makes perfect sense in a post-scarcity world, which we're only a few generations away. We're seeing the very beginning of it now.

https://unlearningeconomics.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/yes-libertarians-really-are-lazy-marxists/ is a really fun read. Enjoy.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN First Anniversary Infographic
1. Re: HITMAN First Anniversary Infographic Mar 18, 2017, 16:33 yonder
 
There are* more words  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
18. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 18, 2017, 14:59 yonder
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 18, 2017, 01:35:
There are lot of "ifs" to overcome but let's say humanity does end up in space and space travel becomes as bog standard as automobile travel currently is.

When it comes to war, as descender rightly said, there will be no dogfighting. However, I disagree with his scale.

Space warefare will necessarily be between capital ships solely and they will not be fought at hundreds of miles, or thousands of miles but will be at tens of thousands of miles or greater distances. Space is fucking vast, even within our own solar system.

Unfortunately, that's the thinking the big nations had prior to Jutland. No need for medium or small ships since we have these dreadnoughts which, one v one, will destroy anything lesser than it.

Obviously that turned out to not be the case.

See my below point about Big, Medium, Small. That still will always, always, always exist.

There's a reason why the Death Star had fleets of fighters stationed on board. It's the same reason the Bismarck had men firing hand-held guns at the swordfish torpedo bombers. The Bismarck's regular guns weren't calibrated to be able to shoot at something to pathetically old and low tech.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
17. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 18, 2017, 14:56 yonder
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 16:28:
descender wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 15:37:
I wonder how far along our technology has to progress before the general public will understand that "space dogfighting" is not and will never be a thing.

I think we already understand that. Assuming we haven't overcome our warlike tendencies by the time we are regularly traversing among the planets, capital ships would dominate space navies. Fighter type ships would lack the armor, weaponry, and range except in perhaps very special circumstances.

The analogy for actual space navies in a few hundred years won't be aircraft vs. naval ships. It will be naval ships vs. naval ships. Imagine a modern navy doing battle on a perfectly flat ocean (no hiding behind the curvature of the earth) with hyper accurate standoff weapons with ranges of hundreds of miles. Now imagine trying to take on a Ticonderoga class frigate or Zumwalt class destroyer with a speedboat. How would that little speed boat fair against mach 3 antiship missiles?

That being said, we still enjoy playing WW2 fighter games, even though the last time the USA had a gun kill was 25 years ago.

Rock Paper Scissors will never not be true. In the same way that tanks will always been individual terrorists and IEDs, frigates and destroyers will always beat individual gunboats. But that's not the point.

It wasn't the point 100 years ago when they pointed out that the massive new dreadnoughts would beat submarines and therefore piddly-ass tiny lil submarines are completely useless. It wasn't the point 70 years ago when they people said planes and torpedoes will never be able to penetrate the likes of Pearl Harbor and Taranto. It wasn't the point 50 years ago when the US military dropped more ordinance on Vietnam than they did on the rest of the world in WW2.

Sometimes, as bad-ass as a tank is, the best weapon against a tank is a single infantryman with either a bazooka or a molotov cocktail.

In WW2, Germany started to produce some tanks without machineguns cuz, duh, it's a TANK, and all it needs was that gigantic main gun and it's fine... right? Wrong. Those tanks were some of the most vulnerable tanks of the war and always required infantry escort to help the tank fight against the swarms of infantry.

Big will always beat medium.
Medium will always beat small.
Small will always swarm to beat Big.

Rock. Paper. Scissors.

It will never not be true in some form or another.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
33. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 00:15 yonder
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 11:39:
I want to be surprised by the game and have therefore not read anything dealing with its story, so I am most interested in finding out if this is a prequel, sequel, or alternate reality story.

I hope they won't sell parts of the story as dlcs like EA usually does.

And I hope my cat doesn't take a dump on my carpet, but hoping ain't gonna help my cat use litter boxes properly.
 
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron IV Sells 500K Copies
5. Re: Hearts of Iron IV Sells 500K Copies Feb 20, 2017, 15:31 yonder
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 13:20:
Ah, to be young and single and have the time to dedicate to a game like this...

While I miss my youth, I'm here to tell you it's nor a requirement.

Fun game, but DEFINITELY not for someone with only one or two dozen extra hours a month.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 13:50 yonder
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 10:06:
Shineyguy wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 09:31:
Blue, Salvation Army will probably take most of what you don't want provided it's clean (in the case of clothing) and working (in the case of anything else).

Just throwing out suggestions.

F the Salvation Army, Goodwill is awesome and doesn't have homophobic assholes running it saying gays need to be put to death. But hey that's just me.


*still wants Chick-fil-a to quit being homophobic assholes so I can have another delicious chicken sandwich and waffles fries with cheese*

Or maybe Blue picks and chooses his moral fights so that he's not at war with the entire world. And maybe his morals are less than 100% the same as yours... but no, that would make him a horrible, immoral person.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 13:44 yonder
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 13:28:
There's a simple measure of whether or not you have too much junk:

Can you fit two cars in your garage?

I'd love to see a poll demonstrating how many people's first response was something akin to "and if you don't have a two-car garage?"

Of course, having a two-car garage is one of the epitomes of having tons of room for storage. I live in a dinky apartment and my parents have a 3000 square foot house w/ two kitchens, 3 baths, a finished basement & attic, etcetera... and their garage is completely full. Mind you, it's a 1 car, and they want to get rid of it, but that's a whole other story.

PS - I grew up in the military, so I always keep the idea of "packing for moving" in my mind. I have a TON of junk, but I always know what's going to get disposed if I move again in the near future.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
14. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 11, 2017, 20:51 yonder
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 20:42:
The thing about the Scarif data center I appreciated is that the plans were air-gapped to prevent a network intrusion.

Don't read the comments section then, it's kinda painful. I'm amazed how many people *STILL* don't understand the concepts of sneakernet (i.e. why it's sometimes better to physically transport massive amounts of data, tho that's only peripheral to what happened in Rogue One) and air gaps. And this was OLD data that wasn't required to be accessed on a daily basis anymore since the Death Star was, ya know, built. Obviously the day-to-day data requirements were duplicated since R2 accessed them on the Death Star in Episode 4.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty Returning to its Roots
7. Re: Call of Duty Returning to its Roots Feb 11, 2017, 18:58 yonder
 
Bummer... I was hoping they meant innovate PC-oriented shooter gameplay, but they probably mean "we tried something slightly new-ish and you idiots hated it for who knows what reason, so we'll go back to feeding you the same slop you've been eating up for the past decade."

I still love the first two COD games. But... ugh...
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Feb 10, 2017, 21:11 yonder
 
You have to scroll down to the amp link. Not sure if me being in mobile made a difference.

Long article. Interesting read.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Torment: Tides of Numenera
28. Re: Gone Gold - Torment: Tides of Numenera Jan 12, 2017, 18:10 yonder
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 11:50:
GinRummy wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 11:11:
Pretty cool interactive video, kinda choose your own story thing. Looking forward to my old Kickstarter for this game to finally pay off, but disappointed that I have to wait six weeks for simultaneous release when the digital code is ready now, if that is what Gold means.

Wasteland 2 CEs shipped months after the game came out. People who pledge for physical tiers are lowlife scum in inXile land and get treated as such. Remember how they excluded physical Torment CE backers from beta/early access at first, i.e. how people who pledged $40 for digital got in but people who pledged $100+ for physical got the finger of love?
Well, I got the message loud and clear. I have not backed (after TToN) and I will never back anything that is developed by these assholes ever again. IF my physical Torment CE ever gets here, I'll prolly just trash it right away so I won't have to endure the sight of a product made my total wankers.

Yes. That's how I really feel. Thanks for asking!

No one asked for your opinion. No one has ever, in the history of the world, asked for your opinion or feedback or input. We already know it, trust us.

And GinRummy, "Gone Gold" simply means the code is complete. It isn't published yet, you'll have to find a way to be patient.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Torment: Tides of Numenera
27. Re: Gone Gold - Torment: Tides of Numenera Jan 12, 2017, 18:07 yonder
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 16:26:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 16:16:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 11:50:
IF my physical Torment CE ever gets here

Why would you buy the CE? Don't you hate, like, EVERYTHING?

Nope. Not back in 2013 I didn't. Back then I still had hope that these KS devs would actually be honest, different than publishers and that they would treat their pledgers with the respect they ought to deserve for coughing up hundreds of dollars before there even was a game.
Boy was I ever wrong... every single one of the high profile crowdfunded projects of that era was a disappointment in one way or another, mostly because of blatant lies, long delays, feature cuts and other displays of disrespect. Fuck crowdfunding.

So you were even STUPIDER back then than you are now? Wow... didn't think that was possible. And yes, literally 100% of all high profile crowdfunded projects were pure shit. Nothing good has ever been accomplished with crowdfunding. In fact, nothing has ever been delivered. Torment TON is a scam too, run by ME!!! Thanks for all the money!
 
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News Comments > World War II Online Coming to Steam
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2017, 17:30 yonder
 
TMGeorge wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 16:49:
Rigs wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 15:51:
I've owned this game, at one point or another, a total of four times over the last two decades. I bought it at release in June (July?) 2001.

Same boat. Imported it at release to europe for 125 bucks. I got my 1st CC for it. (you dont really need CCs in europe) It sounded good but was terrible done. I gave up after 1 hour

I'm curious what you thought it would be if you gave up after an hour. It never pretended to be a fast-paced game for twitch gamers. An hour is barely enough time to begin to get a taste of the game.
 
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
20. Re: Steam Award Winners Dec 31, 2016, 22:59 yonder
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 20:56:
yonder wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 19:53:
"Just 5 more minutes" is a way of saying "Just one more turn" and there's no way CS deserves it.

Have you ever played Counter-Strike? It's literally composed of short rounds under 5 minutes each, and it's very addicting. Tons of people who play are thinking "oh, just one more round/match/map."

I have, and I despise the game for a variety of reasons, and I've never felt anything remotely close to an urge to play again.

I fully understand that people do, but I don't, and millions hate it as much as I do. CS is a very divisive game for one that's as popular as it is.
 
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
18. Re: Steam Award Winners Dec 31, 2016, 20:31 yonder
 
Blackhawk wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 20:06:
It is interesting that, out of all of the votes, not one game older than six years ended up winning a nomination, unless they happened to be made by Valve.

In other words, every candidate that won the 'vote' was something Valve could still make money off of by extra exposure.

Well it *IS* the "Steam" Awards, so I don't see how that's terribly... interesting.

Most Awards lists have eligibility requirements.
 
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
16. Re: Steam Award Winners Dec 31, 2016, 19:53 yonder
 
Yeah but we're fine w/ GTA5's awards. Let's not pretend that "Whooooaaaaaaa, dude!" is a pretegious category, and GT games are CHOCK FULL of minigames, so the other award is obviously fine.

"Just 5 more minutes" is a way of saying "Just one more turn" and there's no way CS deserves it.

Some of these awards are bad. CS is obviously the worst. But most are either decent or spot on, with "Not Crying" by TWD as the best.

And yes, it's a popularity contest... and thus it's stupid... cuz gamers are stupid.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer
17. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Dec 2, 2016, 19:20 yonder
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 16:12:
Fion wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 14:03:
Ok am I the only one who wonders why this new galaxy - and the planet in the trailer - seems to be populated by Humans, Asari, Krogan & Turians? This is a new galaxy with a few big ships carrying refugees from the Milky Way and all the planets & stations are populated by... the above Milky Way races? Is it lazy development or am I missing something?

A quick google search reveals that the game features just a single new race native to andromeda. It's an entirely new galaxy so the only Milky Way races in the game should be the ones on the either the Arcs or your ship! Just smacks of lazy development trying to squeeze out a cash-grab. I hope I'm wrong.

No, you're absolutely correct. This is EA afterall. It's just a cheap way to reuse existing assets. Apart from the Krogran the other 3 are all the same with minor tinkering. It's not like Star Wars where they'd have to build at least several dozen different models to get some variance in the species. Yeah, it sucks huh?

I gave up on ME after 3, naturally, and I RARELY buy EA games, but...

In theory, there could have been more than 1 ship... or maybe the ship was really big. And maybe they're holding off unveiling new aliens until later (I saw some at the 1:15 mark).

But yeah, I'll give you a 94% chance of being right, just like how abusive the asset reuse was in DA2. The awesome stuff in that game was awesome. The laziness in that game was mind-numbing.
 
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