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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 11, 2020, 08:03 yonder
Of all the reasons to be a dick to Cutter, voicing a personal opinion on this topic is not one of them.

And obviously the Fourth Amendment is at question here, welcome to fifty years ago. What other amazing insights do you have? Want to tell us about how political cartoons are related to the First Amendment?

Since I'm an American citizen, I presume I have your permission and blessing to voice my opinion. I don't think adding software analytics to already existing technologies will make an ounce of difference in a Constitutional sense. The question is the cameras themselves.
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News Comments > Anno 1800 Season 2 Begins This Month; Free Weekend Nears

1. Re: Anno 1800 Season 2 Begins This Month; Free Weekend Nears Mar 9, 2020, 23:30 yonder
Believe there's a typo in the first sentence, though I'm new to Anno so it's possible there's not.  
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News Comments > Gothic Remake Moving Forward

15. Re: Gothic Remake Moving Forward Feb 19, 2020, 17:22 yonder
The tiny bit I've seen makes me think this will be like 2016's Thief:. COMPLETELY missing a large % if the appeal.

The interface is among the most immersion-breaking I've ever seen, which is an incomprehensible sin in a game like Gothic.

Literally all you need to do is update the graphics, make the control scheme less mind-numbing, and fix a few huge flaws in combat.

But for some reason they seem to think we need massive outline-highlights on EVERYTHING that can be interacted with, huge on-screen arrows pointing to every potential quest objective, and a ? or a ! above the head of every NPC on-screen, because apparently the target audience is too stupid to know how to play a game without literally everything explained to them on-screen.

It would be like if the amazing 2016 DOOM played like a poor CoD clone.

I truly hope the horrendous pile of crap I saw being played was NOT a proper representation of what's in store.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

42. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2020, 23:40 yonder
As someone who has been an avid Blues can for decades now, I'd HAPPILY be on that Patreon as soon as possible.

No need to remove ads. All that matters is that they're not intrusive/abrasive. You never have ads that are full-screen interrupters. You never have obnoxiously animated ads.

Heck... sometimes I'll intentionally click on a BN ad if it's something I'm interested in, with the intention of BN potentially getting a few cents from my purchase.

I'd consider the Patreon to be a friendly tip on top of whatever as revenue is already flowing in. A tip to express my thanks for the many, many years of both quality news gathering/distribution AS WELL AS superb minimalistic, functionality-first, web design.
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News Comments > Op Ed

13. Re: Op Ed Jan 30, 2020, 12:04 yonder
Fully aware of that, and it's not relevant to my post reflecting things like inflation. Feel free to type a sentence or two of your own thoughts if you like instead of copying and pasting and calling it a day.

Simply put, in terms of income of consumers, a single 60 dollar game costs me, the consumer, LESS now than a regular-priced game has ever cost.

Feel free to ACTUALLY respond to that concept if you are capable.
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News Comments > Op Ed

5. Re: Op Ed Jan 29, 2020, 12:43 yonder
chickenboo wrote on Jan 29, 2020, 12:31:
Also, it was never "£2 for a hat" but $X for a loot box containing one of 99 items, most of which will occur more commonly than the select actually cool things you might uncover. I'm much more likely to pay for a cosmetic I can see and buy than a mysterious box which contains one or two cool things and a metric ton of useless crap. The loot boxes in Quake Champions was a good example of this. A handful of unique cosmetics for each hero, and then like 250 "shaders" of varying gaudy colors. It's neither fun nor interesting nor rewarding.

I think the best solution is to simply raise the price of games from $60 to $100. The whole point of microtransactions is to increase money given to the publisher over the lifetime of the product beyond the initial buy in cost to make up for the cost of development approaching the cost of the game per unit. If their marginal return is so damn low, just increase the cost of the game.

It would be lovely if gamers understood basic economics, since have are cheaper how than they've ever been, but the gaming industry is STILL stinging from the backlash (and eventual acceptance) of the price from fifty to sixty dollars.

I've paid well over a hundred for certain games, but those are games I have four-digit hour totals the devs support for nearly a decade. PERFECTLY fine with supporting them.

Most aren't.
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News Comments > Get Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for Free

25. Re: Trifecta Jan 1, 2020, 13:31 yonder
Gojo wrote on Jan 1, 2020, 12:25:
InTIMidator wrote on Jan 1, 2020, 11:37:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 1, 2020, 10:14:
Damnit man, itís a trifecta

I'll just leave this here:

His usage was correct, so I'll just leave this here (check the examples of usage)

Over of my favorite examples of schadenfreude is when someone tries to pass themselves off as smarter than others (an instinct I *FULLY* empathize with) and, instead, end up outing themselves as less-than-superior. It's great fun!

Also... I'm asking this as a legit question: Does Blue intentionally have EGS freebies as the last post of the batch in order to have the post at the top of the page? Or... is this pure coincidence?
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News Comments > TIME's Top 10 Games of the 2010s

45. Re: TIME's Top 10 Games of the 2010s Dec 23, 2019, 10:14 yonder
It truly depresses me how long it took before someone mentioned Mass Effect 3.

As for this list... get rid of Disco Elysium, which I love, but c'mon... eliminate Pokemon Go because a brief MASSIVE fad does not qualify. After that, it depends on what you mean by "Top."

If I pick Top people of the 20th Century then I have to ask... do you mean INFLUENTIAL or BEST? Cuz one of those lists definitely WILL include Adolph Hitler and the other definitely WON'T.

But yeah... Mass Effect 2, for so many reasons, needs to be on the list.

GTA5 I'll accept because of impact, BotW COMPLETELY reinvented the mechanics and gamplay of one of the most beloved franchises of all time, and did so incredibly well, Dark Souls invented(ish) a genre, LoL, along with Starcraft 2, was the breakthrough of professional competitive gaming, Skyim just cuz people keep buying it for so long, it's massive... Portal 2 DEFINITELY, and yes... as much as I hate the game, the IMPACT of Fortnite is incomprehensibly bigger than PubG. And if you need explained why Minecraft should be on the list then I wonder how you found this site.

So yeah... replace Pokemon Go and Disco Elysium w/ Mass Effect 2 and Starcraft 2 and the list isn't terrible by any stretch.
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx VR Game Plans Leaked?

10. Re: Half-Life: Alyx VR Game Plans Leaked? Nov 18, 2019, 15:09 yonder
NKD wrote on Nov 18, 2019, 14:54:
Ahumado wrote on Nov 18, 2019, 12:50:
Alyx is a boy just so you all now that

You know that glue isn't for eating right?

What a stupid question. He CLEARLY knows it's for sniffing.
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News Comments > Playing for the Planet

24. Re: Playing for the Planet Sep 24, 2019, 14:01 yonder
El Pit wrote on Sep 24, 2019, 02:13:
We can't save the planet, we can't save Earth, we can't save life on Earth - we can only save ourselves! The truth is: MANKIND IS NOT THIS PLANET! And the thought that Mankind = Earth actually led to the disaster we should be trying to fix (but ultimately won't) if we want to survive for a bit longer as an animal species.

This planet itself has even survived a collision with a protoplanet billions of years ago, life on Earth has survived the impact of huge asteroids (it got hit by more than just the one that led to the extinction of most dinosaurs) and the eruption of incredibly massive super volcanoes and it will survive us, too. Once a planet is "infected" with life, it is there to stay. Even close to black smokers in the deep sea which we believed to be absolutely dead areas for decades, there is life. Extremophiles live there and enjoy being close to a place resembling hell on Earth.

So - Earth, this planet, has no problem. We are just a temporarily dominant species and will go the way of the Dodo one day with most likely one huge difference: we made ourselves extinct. But life and evolution will move on, we are not this important, really.

Also I got to say that I think Greta Thunburg has psychological problems. And I don't trust people who just come to blame, blame, blame, but refuse to get called out on their accusations and refuse discussions. This girl is definitely NOT the new Jesus.

Most people understand that the phrase "Save The Planet" means to keep it habitable in the way that we like it. Most people also understand that "mankind" and "the planet" are NOT actually the exact same thing. And even Fox News knows to apologize for implying that this child has mental issues.

She's a kid. That's literally all there is to whatever "psychological issues" she may have.

I'm more worried about YOUR mental state based on this post.
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Adds New DLC and Free PvP Update

9. Re: Conan Exiles Adds New DLC and Free PvP Update Sep 3, 2019, 22:43 yonder
Not sure what game you guys are whining about, but every time I take two months off and come back, there are always new monsters and new areas, IN ADDITION TO new skins and new building pieces. I'm quite pleased w/ it thus far.
And the upcoming expansion will nearly double the play area.

So... again... not sure what you guys are whining about.

Or did you, perchance, play it for a while and then give up because it didn't change in the two months you guys played it?
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 15, 2019, 20:35 yonder
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 15:17:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 14:32:
BULLSHIT!!! Google only discriminates against conservatives!! Infact their whole TOS is geared to the persecution of Christians and the expansion liberals and their false gods.
The above is guaranteed 100% sarcasm free.
Poe's Law has always been one of my favorites. Good times.
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Skill Trees

7. removed Aug 12, 2019, 09:10 yonder
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 29, 2019, 09:16 yonder
Shok wrote on Jul 28, 2019, 21:25:
She believes the million dollars could last a lifetime, enabling him to order takeout from UberEats while he plays games and enjoys being in his element.

I just snickered imagining this kid in full Cartman mode playing in his basement and yelling up to his Mother to "get me pot pie!"

I literally came here with that quote on my clipboard to paste.

I really, really feel sorry for this kid. I don't know his parental situation, but I know at least one adult in his life is completely clueless as to how finances work.

Even when I was a kid in the 80's, I knew the only way a millino dollars would last a lifetime was if you were VERY frugal and VERY lucky.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance

3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 23, 2019, 22:35 yonder
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2019, 20:56:
You Might Want to Uninstall VLC. Immediately.

But then how will one watch teh pr0n? Asking for a friend.

You could try using already-existing, already-superior software.
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News Comments > Developers Prefer Piracy to G2A

32. Re: Developers Prefer Piracy to G2A Jul 1, 2019, 20:23 yonder
Heymelon wrote on Jul 1, 2019, 18:19:
I don't get this at all. Are the keys on G2A magically generated then? I was under the impression that grey market keys are at least bought at some point, from sales, cheap regions or other store manipulation stuff. It should still generate a sale for the dev. So if all those stores died and "non-legit buyer" customers only pirated games, the developer would lose money right?

Did you guys (you're not the only one saying this) not even read the comments?

A *HUGE* portion of these keys are "bought" fraudulently. What do you think happens to the sale when the charges are disputed? Like... I'm legit curious. Dealing with stolen cc #s is a HUGE hassle for merchants, much like how (decent) pawn shops hate the idea of accidentally buying something stolen.

Plus, I'm sure SOME of these developers are... well... moral human beings and have a weird problem with theft.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

16. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 13, 2019, 06:27 yonder
Great to see the maturity of this site's crowd hasn't lowered itself to the level of the general internet by doing things like conflating general societal trends with individual incidences of negative action! Great to see that EVERYONE here still knows how to have mature and level-headed conversations when discussing important and emotion-laced topics without strawmanning each other or attacking each other based on literally nothing.

It's so great to have a place on the internet where you can get away from that kind of stuff. Never change, BN crowd!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

37. Re: Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 09:35 yonder
Kxmode wrote on May 20, 2019, 23:43:
Hoop wrote on May 20, 2019, 11:29:
I could not get into GOT from the first episode so never bothered.
I swear the shear number of averagely acted seasons wore you all down & like confused brainwashed hamsters y'all now don't know which way is up or how to feel.

Wait. What? You note you could not get into the first episode of GOT so you never bothered, and then immediately stated the sheer number of averagely acted seasons wore you down. So you're essentially saying you wasted your time watching a show you never had an affinity for? Why would anyone put themselves through that? If you don't like the show, then don't watch it. Just like if you don't like playing a video game anymore, stop playing it.

Yeah, he's never seen it and also he's an expert.

Reminds me of the "I never watch tv because there's nothing good on" crowd. Those poor, sweet summer children.
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

23. Re: Borderlands 3 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale May 19, 2019, 11:27 yonder
HoSpanky wrote on May 18, 2019, 23:46:

EGS is barebones. So was Steam. And Origin. And Uplay. They ALL struck when the iron was hot

Epic isnít keeping exclusivity forever, usually just a year. In this way, EGS is being less douchey than the other stores. And yet, more than half the people on this board canít get that through their fucking skulls, and act like EGS is doing something unheard of and unforgivable. While they ARE doing something unheard of, namely ďtaking less than half the cut everyone else doesĒ, somehow thatís super fucking evil.

Just admit that youíre angry old ballsacks who are stubborn about wanting to do things the way you always have and having a new icon on your desktop terrifies you. Because thatís it. Thatís all thatís going on here.

Oh you sweet summer couldo...
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

3. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 23, 2019, 21:38 yonder
NKD wrote on Apr 23, 2019, 20:44:
By the way, I unsubbed from all my political or news related subreddits and my doctor says my blood pressure is down from last year, and I'm taking a lot less ibuprofen than I used to.

If you have BP issues, why are you taking ibuprofen? Ibuprofen famously RAISES your BP. So your improved health might be unrelated to your avoidance of stress triggers.
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