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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2018, 22:58 yonder
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2018, 21:56:
Destiny pointed to a couple of other reasons for the ban, while M0E argued that using the word “fag” is passable because he didn’t use it with any homophobic intention.

“My intent was never hate filled,” m0E said on Twitter. “If you know me at all you would know that homophobia is one word that has never been associated with me before.”

The stupidity is strong with this one. Clearly he's not getting the whole pejorative thing. Another self-entitled moronic millennial. Saw a great T-shirt the other day which read "Stop Making Stupid People Famous".

The ONLY time that defense is POSSIBLY okay is when 100% of the intended audience understands and accepts the context. If you're streaming, that's public, and it's automatically non-applicable.

I'll use myself as an example. I have some buddies that I text/IM things that, if made public, would offend MANY people. But the people I interact with in that way understand the context and it's usually satiruco (such as a verbatim quote to mock the person who initially said it sincerely).

That's why I give more leeway to certain situations where what someone said privately became public. I may ask "Was it a joke? If so, what was the joke specifically?"... That type of thing.

But no... if you're vulgar in public it's because you're a vulgar person.
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 30, 2018, 19:41 yonder
Posh Spice, natch!  
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV: Dharma Announced
2. Re: Europa Universalis IV: Dharma Announced May 20, 2018, 09:24 yonder
"which does not caste any light on the game"

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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released May 9, 2018, 07:48 yonder
StingingVelvet wrote on May 9, 2018, 03:59:
I've honestly never had major bug issues with Obsidian game

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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released
8. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released May 9, 2018, 07:47 yonder
CJ_Parker wrote on May 8, 2018, 23:06:
A few hours in and pretty good so far but like every Obsidian release it has "Bugs Bunny was here" written all over it (cue a fanboi claiming they had ZERO bugs both here as well as the release version of the original game in 3... 2... 1...).

There is one really bad crash early on if you take the "game over" path.
Yes, that's right, you can literally end the game after five minutes by being uncooperative so the crash is not really that bad as far as progression in the game goes but for many people, myself included, it crashes the game and locks up the PC so it's still kinda meh.

Other than that, my save import from the first game seems to have worked fine contrary to many other people (or maybe I just have a really bad memory and don't even get a chance to give a shit), no more crashes in over three hours, decent performance but lots and lots of little bugs and issues that add up.

There is also an official list of known major issues (um, so after having a beta and a delay, why does the game still ship with KNOWN MAJOR ISSUES in the first place, Obsidian, hm? Weeeelll?? Why??? ).

Anyway, guess I'm gonna keep playing for a few more hours, then shelve it for a proper playthrough around xmas when all the DLC is going to be included and when it is hopefully patched up really well.
It's certainly a special game that deserves to be played in its best possible state.
Well, and xmas is a much nicer time of year for such an epic RPG anyway.

So far, so good. Give it a few patches and then this is going to have the potential to be RPG of the Year award material.

I actually started up a new POE1 character a week before 2 launched so that I won't play POE2 for a few weeks, maybe even a month, because there's no way I'd play an Obsidian product on Day 1. Definitely really enjoyed the first one, however.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 26, 2018, 22:57 yonder
I assume it should be pursue, not peruse.  
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News Comments > Comments on Steam User Reviews Disabled by Default
21. Re: Comments on Steam User Reviews Disabled by Default Apr 26, 2018, 18:44 yonder
I've actually commented on numerous Steam Reviews. For example, there's a certain game I've invested hundreds of hours in lately that frequently gets comments like this that I saw today:

"In my opinion the best *game genre* since *certain historic game*, compelling story, stellar characters that stick to memory and evoke emotion, mechanics that feel real and believable most of the times. Immersive."

With over 300 hours.

But yet... it's a negative review. Why? Buggy as hell upon release. But they have "0.0 hours in the past two weeks" and so I let them know they're full of crap for absolutely LOVING a game and yet leaving a negative review without following-up. If Steam had a "First Impressions" review category and a "long after release" category that'd be fine, but they don't, so all these "it was buggy on release but I loved it but I'm leaving a negative review but I'm not going to follow-up" get downvotes for me. I leave them a comment letting them know that I'll change it if they bother following up.

FWIW, I *DO* agree the game at hand was released a few months early and it's a GREAT example of Miyamoto's "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."

And I refused to leave a positive review until they fixed the release bugs, which they have.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 16, 2018, 04:24 yonder
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 21:54:
Cutter wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 21:43:
Yeah, as this becomes more and more prevalent with insurance companies denying you insurance because you won't agree to be spied on 24/7 where will all those advocates of the "free market" be? For those of us in our poor ol' socialized democracies we don't have to worry about the bullshit.

Considering how many people run around with fitness trackers I'd be very careful of hoping for "socialized democracies" being immune to this. Insurers will push for it, that's guaranteed. And it only takes 1 weak government and a lobbyist in the right position and even we would be fucked.

And really, once this

You don't use mandated tooth brushing products? +25% on the rate)
You don't use mandated tooth brush with full sensors? +25% on the rate
You don't go the fitness center every 3 days? +25% on the rate
You don't use a full vitals tracker? +25% on the rate
You drink alcohol? +25% on the rate
You eat meat? +25% on the rate
You smoke? +25% on the rate

Becomes reality (at the start only for those receiving subsidies by the state), it will not be optional anymore for those people in our countries. And that's how they will creep this into our laws. You can be sure of it.

I've got news for ya...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2018, 02:18 yonder
"look no further than Kenya’s Rift Valley"

Gee, it's almost as if it's called a Rift Valley cuz there's a gigantic, y'know, rift there... one that's been slowly expanding ever since we were able to measure continental drift.
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Apr 8, 2018, 17:46 yonder
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 17:22:
Creston wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 14:17:
Most old games had no ending to speak of, just a line of "Whoo, you did it! Go you!"

Best ending of a classic game was the end of Impossible Mission on the C-64. "No, NO, NOOOOOOO!"

The "wrong" ending in Karateka was also life-long memorable like Impossible Mission. Great times.

And yeah... ME3. Yet again PCGamer tries to be cool by subverting the obvious and fails utterly.
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News Comments > Razer Game Store Launches
6. Re: Razer Game Store Launches Apr 6, 2018, 13:51 yonder
chickenboo wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 13:29:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 11:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 11:14:
Instead of doing something that anyone can do WHY don't you focus on making reliable peripherals?

This is the first thing I thought. Hah. I don't buy Razer products anyways so it won't affect me...

My Deathadder 2013 is still going strong 4 years on. It's comfy, accurate, and the thumb grips haven't shown signs of wearing out yet. I'm quite pleased it's been issue-free. Judging by the Razer subreddit, there's no end to issues with their laptops.

Not sure why four years is anything to bring up in a discussion on hardware quality, unless your point is that the performance hasn't been terrible so far.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 2, 2018, 20:34 yonder
Beamer wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 16:03:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 16:00:
Bard wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 14:14:

It is silencing activism against the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

An example of the things Companies should not have the ability to do.
I'm just waiting for the EU's GDPR to go into effect so I can request all data be permanently deleted and have that be legally binding. It will also guarantee that Facebook provides all data it holds you, as currently it can claim it does without any legislation to compe it to do so.

Facebook went from being a useful method to keep in touch with friends and family to be a parasitic marketing tool used to manipulate people and silence political discussion by placing users in echo chambers. I've already uninstalled the client and moved to Messenger Lite to avoid the egregious advertising introduced to the main client. I honestly don't miss it at all.

I never used the client. First thing I do when getting a new phone is uninstall it. I don't use Messenger, either (it never caught on with anyone I know, though I know it's huge.) I just use a Wrapper, like Folio Pro, which pulls data from the mobile site and puts it in a more app-like experience.

Which is why, when I download my data from Facebook, it has nothing unexpected about me. No "apps" I've enabled to use my data, as anytime I click a link that asks to connect I reject. No insights. Just a very basic profile about me, the type of information I'm ok with literally anyone knowing about me, and which helps them give me ads that suck slightly less. If Facebook wants to know my age, education, where I live, gender, and that I enjoy luxury watches, I don't care. There was nothing in the data beyond that.

It's almost like you understand how the internet works. Also... "Announcing the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service" <--- if you want my business you might want to learn basic grammar first. I know using commas correctly is no longer in vogue these days but give us a break, that's ridiculous.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 29, 2018, 00:48 yonder
Cutter wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 14:22:
And I probably return 90% plus of what I order online because I can't see and handle it physically.

I you're anything like your online persona... I find that completely and utterly believable. You give curmudgeonly a bad name. If you honestly return 90% of the crap you buy I guarantee you that your account is flagged and that Amazon has no *REASON* to give you anything resembling decent customer service. Learn how to shop dude.

Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 21:19:
Cutter wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 14:22:
And I probably return 90% plus of what I order online because I can't see and handle it physically.
What? I call bullshit. You are returning 90+% of online purchases? If that's true, why ever do it again?

You must be new here Trust me, "returns 90% of online purchases" is exactly what his personality is. Remember his name, you'll notice a pattern.
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Remasters Axed
3. Re: Tomb Raider Remasters Axed Mar 22, 2018, 12:27 yonder
"We've received an official letter from Square Enix. TR3 Mobile, and PC ports is cancelled. The demos we've sent were not good, interesting enough for them. All our Youtube videos have been taken down,"

If your tech/art skills are on par with your grammar/PR skills, I fully endorse this getting shut down.
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves' Stormy Start
4. Re: Sea of Thieves' Stormy Start Mar 21, 2018, 14:41 yonder
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 11:12:
Considering they had a long open/closed Beta, I'm curious what the hell happened.

Just because you have the *opportunity* to fix problems doesn't mean they'll be fixed. It's a Microsoft-owned studio. You should expect that, there's about 20 years of evidence.
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Sets Sail
19. Re: Sea of Thieves Sets Sail Mar 20, 2018, 15:05 yonder
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 20, 2018, 13:33:
Prez wrote on Mar 20, 2018, 10:18:
I don't mind using Uplay and Origin as well as Steam. It's the Windows Store that I have a problem with.

^ this

After the GFWL debacle MS can go and fuck themselves. They can also go and shove anything named 'Xbox' up their asses. I'm a PC gamer. I do not want Xbox shit on my PC.
First thing I did after the free upgrade, I have uninstalled the Windows store and also everything that is named Xbox from my system (game bar and all that retarded shit no one needs) and it will stay that way. Fuck Spycroshit!

Also lol @ this game. It's 2018. This game visually and technically looks like a MMO clone that should have come out 15 - 20 years ago when MMOs were still a thing. Fuck this garbage. Typical MS tho... totally inept to produce anything even remotely interesting.

You're very intelligent and clever. You must be popular here.
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Op Ed Mar 13, 2018, 00:15 yonder
Flatline wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 18:10:
Prez wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 15:31:
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 15:18:
It depends on the activism, Prez. All the PC clicktivism and outrage today is not only stupid, it's dangerous. The far left is only fostering the far right. They're th
eir own worst enemy. Just look at the recent German and Italian elections. And that's unfolding all over the globe. But there's plenty of good and necessary activism too.

You're example is spot on. I also admit their are causes worth fighting for. I just see no value in activism of any kind. Unless there is a figure head, a true leader. One who is respected and charismatic enough for his or her followers to actually heed what they say. And at that point, said person becomes a general in a revolution. Your run-of-the-mill activist is now a soldier, marching to the orders of the leader. There's actual direction. The body acts as one. That's how things get done. Any movement that lacks a defined and strong leader or leaders is going nowhere at best, or making things worse at worst, exactly as you illustrate in your example.. Today's movements, every single one of them, bare that out completely in my view.

So specific case in point that doesn't fit what you're saying. I'd point to gay marriage rights in the US circa 2010-2011. There was no one single charismatic leader leading that fight but in the span of about 18 months the entire political landscape shifted significantly and then was followed up with Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 (it seems like a lot longer ago).

If I had to point to any one thing kicking off that 18 month timespan I'd probably put it on Biden going off the reservation in an interview and stating on the record he was in favor of anyone being able to marry anyone, and the Obama administration deciding not to hang him out to dry. It didn't influence Obergefell v. Hodges but that seemed to be a cultural cracking point.

The #metoo thing seems to have legs too. That doesn't have a leader per se, but more of a poster boy for everything the concept is against. Time will tell if it impacts the industry.

I do absolutely agree that coordination and an agreement of goals by different groups that might not otherwise come together are necessary to invoke change, and that with a charismatic leader or a handful of them that it's easier to bridge those gaps and get past the narcissism of small differences, but I don't think it's necessarily mandatory.

The dude literally said "I just see no value in activism of any kind."

Time to start slowly backing away and just let him enjoy his life that where nothing needs fixing anywhere by anyone.

You literally could not find a better example of a wasted effort than to try to convince him off the value of trying to make things better.

Just pity his loved ones and go on with your day.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2018, 03:43 yonder
jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 19:32:
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 12:23:
People aged 18 are considered adults "for almost all purposes and certainly for the purposes of the exercise of fundamental constitutional rights", the lawsuit says.

So buying assault rifles? Fine. Buying a beer? No. Yeah. Ok. *insert Twilight Zone theme music here*

Can't rent a car until you're 25.

Yeah... it's almost like they said "ALMOST all purposes"

But, since two exceptions exist, obviously, no matter how many examples one can come up with confirming that 18 years is the age in which people get ALMOST all adult rights and responsibilities, it means that the generalization is utterly false.

But yes... society definitely doesn't treat young adults as actual full-on adults. Frankly... they shouldn't. The fully-mature 18-25 year old is the incredibly rare exception.

Also, certain political offices have an age requirement, such as 35 for the President.
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Mar 11, 2018, 03:20 yonder
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 19:07:
I will never buy into the desensitization BS. Point in fact we see a direct correlation in the opposite effect. That with the rise and availability of violent games and porn we see less actual violent and sex crimes in society. Gee, it's almost like allowing people to blow off virtual steam they're less frustrated and need to act out IRL.

Well said, I wish you were more consistent with legitimate points.
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Mar 10, 2018, 18:38 yonder
edaciousx wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 17:56:
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 11:51:
Next time I go to the US I'm going to go to a gun range and try a whole host of weapons because I should be a world-class shootist by now if video games are the problem. Hell, get my cardio up and I should be able to easily win gold in the next Olympics for biathalon. You know, 'cause that's how easily video games translate into real life. And given how much I play 4X games I should also be a major captain of industry and be able to design cities and nations from the ground up without breaking a sweat.

i just started buying guns and shooting irl. the games that are more realistic actually has taught me some about holding guns, reloading, and shooting irl. still it's pretty different though but there's similarities.

you definitely should go to a gun range next time you're in the states.

Congrats on being the only intelligent comment, aside from the HM off densenitivity.

Yes, games do desensitize SOME of us.

I've been playing shooting games for over thirty years now, and I still get upset when I hear of violence or see a displayed gun in a courtroom or bar or school or Wal-Mart or anywhere. Cuz guns make people instantly more deadly.

There are plenty of psychological benefits to violence in games and plenty of problems, just like any other medium.

The problem with this debate is the claim that games have NO positive benefit to someone planning a gun-related crime.

That's f*cking stupid.

A game can be a tool just like anything else.

Want to tell me that well-programmed AI with a properly built map mod won't help a bank robber training in a VR headset? That's stupid. It helps just as much as a case-designed obstacle course on a paintball range.

It ain't perfect, but there's a reason a lot of training is done in simulators, and some videogames have the potential to be really decent simulators.

And go ahead and tell be that World Of Guns: Gun Disassembly has no benefit to criminals or future criminals who see guns as tools for their crimes.

That being said, they WON'T make people shooters. They WILL help those who already are and who want to be.

... just like certain books and TV shows and manuals to can buy or consume with LESS difficulty than you can currently consume videogames about guns.

The problem is the guns themselves. They make killing INCREDIBLY easy. Anyone who disagrees has their head up their ass.

And I still don't know why the discussion is on crime and murder and accidents.

Literally over half of the gun deaths are from suicides. Suicides dwarf all gun deaths combined. And just like murder, suicide is made MUCH easier and MUCH more likely with guns. The success stats for suicide are incredibly way to convey.

Let's say sometime attempted suicide.
Was the method guns? If so, they're almost definitely dead. Was it something other than guns? They're quite likely still alive and most likely NOT going to try again.

If that ain't tragic, I don't know what is.

Full disclosure: I have NOT been witness to or involved in or suffered from a gun-related suicide attempt, successful or not. So there's no personal bias here, just disgust with ignorance, willful or not.
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