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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > DOOM Uncut for Germany
19. Re: DOOM Uncut for Germany Feb 25, 2016, 13:40 CJ_Parker
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 13:34:
And about those crimes: I've provided a link to a website dealing with fake reports about crimes commited by immigrants. Go, take a look, maybe some stories you heard about shit supposedly going down in your area might be wrong, too.

I do not give a flying fuck about anyone faking anything. I read the official police reports and not some nutjob conspiracy websites.
The Beaver and I have both linked to reputable sources that completely refute all of your claims. We do not need support from right wing nuts. We only need to look at reality and it would help if you would do that, too.
But you don't have to, of course. You can also keep living in your delusional German wonderland where we're playing shiny happy people with all the immigrants.

The choice is all yours and, frankly, I don't care what you do. Reality will catch up with you soon enough.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Uncut for Germany
16. Re: DOOM Uncut for Germany Feb 25, 2016, 13:18 CJ_Parker
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 12:47:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 12:11:
nin wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 11:58:
Ahumado wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 11:52:
If the country lets women get raped and attacked by immigrants then denies it happens....fake violence should be entirely acceptable.

I'll give that a 5/10...some effort to troll, but not too much.

Its funny how people dont believe that actually happens here. Well, I didnt either at first.
I assure you, it happens. A lot.
They even admit it. They say they are not reporting about it, are manipulating statistics and let them run to not strengthen the extreme right wingers in their arguments, to preserve peace.

I assure you. It does NOT happen a lot. It's about as often an immigrant commiting a crime as it is a German.

No it's not. Cologne (and Hamburg and many other cities we should not forget about!) was a unique mass rape event without precedence in more recent German history (post WW2).

Secondly, there are areas of crime like burglaries where the percentage of non-German criminals far outweighs the percentage of Germans.

For example, in my Bundesland in Baden-Wuerttemberg, the total number of burglaries in 2015 finally went down by 10% after huge leaps and after setting new records in previous years BUT the number of non-Germans who have been caught is at 55%. We do not have 55% non-Germans in our population (just yet) so this is obviously a case where foreigners are causing WAY more trouble than Germans.

There is also a reason why the secretaries of the interior of both, Bayern and Baden-Wuerttemberg (the two southern most federal states in Germany for those who don't know) have FINALLY entered into a better cooperation and persecution agreement last year in spring. The reason was the huge amounts of property crimes in BY and BW committed mostly by E/SE/S European gangs.
Also: Let us not forget the results of the police checks related to the G7 summit in spring last year. The police registered 6,600 illegal border crossings during that time.

Finally, just open your eyes. Read your local police report. I have definitely noticed a huge increase in crime in my surroundings, especially robberies which used to be rare three, five years ago and now happen every other day.
Or read the book by Tania Kambouri, a German cop who has a migrant background and talks about her every day experience with migrant criminals.

It is completely ludicrous to claim that there are no problems with migrant crimes. It is also true that the media are very one-sided pro migrant (pro Merkel). Until about six months ago I was convinced that we have a free press in Germany and I would have defended it against anyone claiming otherwise. Not anymore.
The police and the media keep sweeping migrant issues under the rug and totally exaggerate when the right wingers as much as dare cough.

Fuck this country at the moment. Seriously.

This comment was edited on Feb 25, 2016, 13:24.
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
10. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 12:11 CJ_Parker
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 11:45:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 10:31:
Verno wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 10:20:
Quantum Break with rumors of Forza, the new Gears and etc to follow. I'm referring to the seeming intent of bringing their games to both platforms instead of just on the crapbox.

Ah OK, I misunderstood the "previously" then because I thought you were talking about old games or remakes/rehashes.

I'm still not willing to give MS any credit for bringing those other games to PC though. The obvious reasons why they are doing so is that for one the Shitbox is losing the console race by a landslide so MS is just trying to use the additional sales potential on PC to cut their losses (not to be taken too literally) and the other one is promoting the Windows store as much as possible.

This isn't really about caring about the PC as a gaming platform or taking PC gaming more seriously. The only way they could convince me of really caring would be my above mentioned PC-exclusive flagship DirectX 12 title that would take full advantage of the PC's capabilities.

Lame-ass Shitbox ports to PC in order to make an additional buck and promote the Windows 10 store do not cut it - at all!

Your logic is fueled by anger. The 360 had the lead over the PS3 for quite some time, and they ended up tied.

The only reason the 360 had a lead over the PS3 initially was the fact that the 360 came out pretty much exactly a full year before the PS3. It had a one year headstart and still only ended up in a tie.

You seem to be under the impression MSFT is abandoning the Xbone, which... is kind of seeing what you want to see, no?

In an ideal world, the Xbox should never have happened and it can not disappear from the face of this planet soon enough. I know that another console would take its place and I have no problem with that.

The specific and unique problem with the Xbox is that Microsoft owns the DirectX and the Windows platform. Ever since 1998 A.D. (or so) they've had this vision that people MUST use PCs for work, MS Office, Internet Explorer et al and that people MUST shift their gaming to a yet to be announced living room "PC" which then later turned out to be the Xbox.

Microsoft has never given up on this vision and have done everything in their power, no matter how dirty, sleazy and backstabbing, to pull PC gamers away from their PCs and try to force them into the living room with a Shitbox.
There is a constant clash of interests, hypocrisy, double standards and bullshit when it comes to Microsoft's actions against PC gamers.

That, my friends, is why I have come to fucking hate Microsoft's guts with a passion (it has not always been like that). It would be beyond awesome if they would shut down or sell off the Shitbox division in order to focus back on DirectX gaming like before the time the first Shitbox got dumped on us.

Finally, it is also unforgivable that those assholes shut down Ensemble and Aces. And don't get me started on Freelancer and Starlancer still nowhere to be seen on GOG or any other digital download service. Those lazy fucks. How about adding those to the Windows store instead of garbage ware, MS?

You see... it's really a bit of a love/hate relationship... though mostly hate. Yes.
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
7. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 10:31 CJ_Parker
 
Verno wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 10:20:
Quantum Break with rumors of Forza, the new Gears and etc to follow. I'm referring to the seeming intent of bringing their games to both platforms instead of just on the crapbox.

Ah OK, I misunderstood the "previously" then because I thought you were talking about old games or remakes/rehashes.

I'm still not willing to give MS any credit for bringing those other games to PC though. The obvious reasons why they are doing so is that for one the Shitbox is losing the console race by a landslide so MS is just trying to use the additional sales potential on PC to cut their losses (not to be taken too literally) and the other one is promoting the Windows store as much as possible.

This isn't really about caring about the PC as a gaming platform or taking PC gaming more seriously. The only way they could convince me of really caring would be my above mentioned PC-exclusive flagship DirectX 12 title that would take full advantage of the PC's capabilities.

Lame-ass Shitbox ports to PC in order to make an additional buck and promote the Windows 10 store do not cut it - at all!
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
4. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 10:16 CJ_Parker
 
Verno wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 10:06:
I'd rather see more PC games than less and getting previously exclusive games on the PC is really nice. The Windows Store is a fucking joke and a nightmare to use but hey, its progress.

Dude? Alan Wake was released on PC. Nothing exclusive about it. Same for Gears of War. I'm pretty sure that there isn't a single former exclusive that they are now bringing to PC or if there is then let me just ask: Which one(s) are you talking about?
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Returns TMed
2. Re: Alan Wake Returns TMed Feb 25, 2016, 09:58 CJ_Parker
 
nin wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 09:47:
Oh, that just screams win10 only...


Yup. Microsoft are on a roll of cheap-assing it to the max. I mean why develop a really cool genuinely new DirectX 12 flagship game utilizing the full potential of the PC platform if you can quarter-ass it by rehashing your lame console crap games from a decade ago, release them on Shitbox and poorly port them with outrageous hardware reqs for release on Windows 10 store only?

Welcome to Phil Spencer's world of awesome PC gaming. What a ride...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Users of Microsoft's 'free' Windows 10 find unexpected ads on lock screen Feb 25, 2016, 09:44 CJ_Parker
 
Begun the ad wars have...  
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News Comments > DOOM Uncut for Germany
10. Re: DOOM Uncut for Germany Feb 25, 2016, 06:53 CJ_Parker
 
rist3903 wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 01:07:
Is Germany finally unclenching about violence in video games or something?


We haven't had any school shootings or other amok runs that could be blamed on video games in a long, long time so that may have something to do with it (the last "big one" was Winnenden in 2009). Watch this policy get a 180° reversal if and when something happens again. Our politicians (like everywhere else) are opportunistic assholes who are just after short term popularity for the next election. Banning video games just has not been a public interest topic for many years now.

Or maybe it simply has to do with the fact that the game looks shitty enough to not be considered a realistic portrayal of violent acts. I mean it does have to run on Shitbox so that is a very likely possibility actually and all the footage they have shown so far just illustrated what a lame-ass low req garbage port this is going to be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
3. Re: Morning Patches Feb 23, 2016, 11:45 CJ_Parker
 
dangerman77 wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 10:45:
Is this the patch that makes Pillars not suck?

So... have you become his secretary?
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us
16. Re: Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us Feb 23, 2016, 09:43 CJ_Parker
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 08:46:
Freddie wrote on Feb 22, 2016, 21:03:
Valve announces HL3, HL2: Source 2 upgrade & LFD3...wouldn't that be a nice trifecta

...and then they make them all VR exclusive. That would be one way to kickstart the VR revolution

No it wouldn't.

Requiring people to sign up online for Half-Life 2, is worlds away from requiring they spend a load of money they probably either don't have or are unwilling to spend on it.


True that. Not to mention the barrier of...

- strapping bulky plastic stuff to one's head
- uncertainties with regard to one's individual ability to adapt (potential motion sickness, wearing glasses, wearing an audio headset in addition to the already massive VR set and many other concerns)
- being required to learn an all new control scheme

There's some huge obstacles beyond just the price of admission in terms of required hardware (a $1,500+ PC) and the cost of the actual VR unit.
VR might eventually carve out its niche but there is not going to be such a thing as a VR revolution (at least not until they find ways where VR glasses become the size and comfort of regular shades at about half or less the current price of admission).
 
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News Comments > The Division Beta Claims Record
20. Re: The Division Beta Claims Record Feb 23, 2016, 04:59 CJ_Parker
 
Another testament to the extremely sad state of affairs in mainstream AAA gaming land when trite garbage like this sets records *sigh*...  
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News Comments > Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us
1. Re: Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us Feb 22, 2016, 20:56 CJ_Parker
 
Hahahaha yeah like I'm really gonna run your fucking spyware, Valve. Nice try though!  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Matt Chat 328- Rob Irving Strikes Back Feb 22, 2016, 13:20 CJ_Parker
 
Awesome. Strike Commander (and its sibling Pacific Strike) was definitely among the very best crème de la crème games of the 1990s.
And Rob is just a fun, goofy guy, although I have some fears that parts of his goofiness might be related to certain... substances...
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive in April for $799
63. Re: HTC Vive in April for $799 Feb 22, 2016, 06:01 CJ_Parker
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 22, 2016, 04:34:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 17:30:
McTurbo wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 17:13:
Some of you have forgotten or were not around when 3DFX launched.. an entire industry exists and todays console and pc market owes its current existance to one decision. .to launch the 3DFX card on the popularity of one game.. quake 1.. the jump from software to 3d graphics simply shocked people with how good it was.. so until we have all experianced an oculus or vive and seen VR for ourselves.. all you are doing is spouting your ignorance and claiming it as fact.

Precisely. What you're describing is a killer app. Sonic the Hedgehog was the killer app for Genesis. Halo for the Xbox. Myst for the CD-ROM. Final Fantasy 7 For the PlayStation. VR needs a killer app. At the moment NOTHING exists.

Have you played DCS? Or Projet Cars?

Dude, let's keep it realistic. While Project Cars might stand a tiny little better chance to become a "killer app" than DCS, none of those games really qualify. You do need a certain level of mass appeal which all of the mentioned games by Kxmode did have (although I would personally put Rebel Assault as the CD-ROM killer app instead of Myst but both games drove CD-ROM sales quite a bit so it's kind of semantics).

No. For a killer app, VR needs something new with mainstream appeal or a popular established franchise with very strong and convincing VR support. Project Cars and DCS with VR might be sim heaven for hardcore simmers but that's where it ends unfortunately.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive in April for $799
25. Re: HTC Vive in April for $799 Feb 21, 2016, 16:08 CJ_Parker
 
I'd love to get a Vive for Elite: Dangerous (and other supported sims) but not at that price. Wake me up when a future Vive 2 or 3 is available for about €300 max. The tech needs to mature anyway and we need faster GPUs to get the full potential out of these things so I can wait easily.

That is, IF VR even survives that long. It's not the first time this fad has died. Those who are old enough will probably remember the fledgling attempts in the 1990s that crashed and burned.
Or... who is even still talking about stereoscopic 3D or Surround gaming? Right. No one. VR might slip into the same total niche obscurity in a very similar manner pretty fast.
 
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News Comments > EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics
7. Re: EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics Feb 20, 2016, 14:39 CJ_Parker
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 13:57:
How about just another Dragon Age game like the first one? That's all many people have ever wanted and Bioware has continually failed to deliver.

^ this

RPG, please, and no problem with turn-based combat. A Dragon Age game that plays kind of like Divinity Original Sin would be fine with me.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Quantum Break
8. Re: Gone Gold - Quantum Break Feb 20, 2016, 05:43 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 02:51:
SlimRam wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 23:23:
The premise for this is neat. I don't know if it's something i'd be interested in playing (or watching as it were), but kudos to them for trying something different.

I don't know anything about this. Is it a long-awaited sequel to Quantum Leap?

Nope. It's the James Bond Quantum Solace prequel actually!
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed
1. Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed Feb 18, 2016, 10:32 CJ_Parker
 
Yawn. Needs a more fuckable cast.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 18, 2016, 07:31 CJ_Parker
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 23:23:
Fantaz wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 22:08:
what would you guys say about buying Nvidia stock? i am thinking about getting some shares

I've been thinking the same lately, and intel too. Theyre two powerhouses that aren't going away anytime soon and seem to consistently push the envelope for PC's

People also have been warning me about staying away from stocks lately because of another crash on the horizon, but I dont know how to take that advice.. on one hand people are still shaken up by the recent crash, but there is some validity to the concern about the at-times meteoric rise since then too.

I wouldn't invest in tech stocks like Intel or nV at the moment. They are notorious for mostly moving sideways and you need excellent timing to buy low and sell high.
They also pay no dividend worth mentioning so you rely on the stock price alone.
BTW: The best US dividend stock IMHO is AT&T which are a very stable stock but you get a nice quarterly dividend that reflects a ~5% annual dividend.

The world is moving towards a potential recession right now due to various factors like an economic cooldown in China, low oil prices (hurting oil exporting countries massively) and the rising US prime rates (hurting the same oil exporting countries even more because of their debts).
Then add to this Russia and the new cold war, IS, North Korea vs South Korea, China's expansion in the South China sea, a possible Brexit or -worst case- the EU falling apart more or less entirely and you have a shitload of problems on the mid-term horizon.

Tech companies will be hit hard because in times of economic uncertainty who will upgrade their IT infrastructure? Right. No one. There will be other priorities.

So if you want to invest in the stock market at all right now, then you should look into blue chips with high dividend yields that -ideally- do not depend so much on the state of the overall economy (like AT&T or GM or many European (re-)insurance companies which often have dividend yields of 4.5% up to 6%).

Just my 2c
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Open Beta Trailer
3. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Open Beta Trailer Feb 17, 2016, 15:42 CJ_Parker
 
Closed beta was garbage. Now they're gonna open the garbage can so everyone can see the stinking, rotten feces inside. Awesome.

Oh, and no surprise that the chief garbage munchers from Microsoft are all over this shit. They live and breathe garbage like the fucking bacteria they are.
 
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