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Description no co-op = no purchase
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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > DCS World 2.5 Released
8. Re: DCS World 2.5 Released Apr 8, 2018, 20:25 bigspender
 
Creston wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 18:55:
I mean, this looks amazing, but every single thing to buy costs like 60, 70 bucks? 70 bucks for a single plane? wtf?

It seems like a lot, but not only do you get the plane, but a full campaign. Each module is basically a game on it's own. You typically would only buy a couple of planes, and it should keep you going for a year or two. You're essentially learning how to fly the real thing :-)
 
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News Comments > DCS World 2.5 Released
2. Re: DCS World 2.5 Released Apr 8, 2018, 17:07 bigspender
 
For anyone with a VR headset - this is one of the best games to play (it's also on Steam)
Being free, it's worth loading up just to sit in the plane, because the cockpit details are just amazing. All of the little knobs and switches sticking out, etc. And being a simulator it's all to scale, and it really feels like you are inside a cockpit. You can even look out of the cockpit when parked and you can tell that you're sitting 2-3 metres above the runway. It's beautiful.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Development Arrested
8. Re: LawBreakers Development Arrested Apr 6, 2018, 02:50 bigspender
 
I wonder if someone will make a obnoxious developer super group now.... Feat. Cliff, randy pitchford, cevat jirali, and Phil fish  
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News Comments > THE DAY Online Early Access
1. Re: THE DAY Online Early Access Apr 4, 2018, 17:45 bigspender
 
we need LESSBA no MOBA *drums*  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2018, 17:16 bigspender
 
Well apparently heart-disease is largely optional. There's a documentary on Netflix called Forks Over Knives about it, and about the doctors who have figured it out. And now the American Medical Association is pushing this method to happen in hospitals too (since current methods only treat heart-disease instead of preventing it).  
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Selling Like Bandits
14. Re: Sea of Thieves Selling Like Bandits Mar 29, 2018, 06:32 bigspender
 
Dash wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 04:17:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 00:59:
NMS turned out pretty well in the end, so maybe there's hope?

But look how much backlash and BS it had to go through to get to that point, from what was initially promised.

The problem isn't the devs. It's the suits at the Publisher who want it now now now.

That is often the case, however with No Man's Sky the developer Sean or whatever his name was flat out lied time and time again, and there's a montage of it out there on youtube :-)
 
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News Comments > HTC VIVE Pro Preorders
29. Re: HTC VIVE Pro Preorders Mar 19, 2018, 17:34 bigspender
 
The price on this new vive makes Windows mixed reality headsets very attractive. They have the same or better resolution from 1/4 of the price (if you include controller's)

And they play the same games....
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 VR Released
5. Re: PAYDAY 2 VR Released Mar 17, 2018, 23:07 bigspender
 
Armengar wrote on Mar 17, 2018, 14:31:
id love to do vr but unfortunately im stuck with a pair of sli 960 so not enough grunt. no chance of upgrade money AND a vr setup.

You can always run a Windows Mixed Reality headset. They have far lower hardware requirements, and are often cheaper too. Often going for only $200-$250ish USD.

The best part is they have a flip up visor like the PSVR, and they are they have internal tracking, so there is no need to mount sensors etc.

(and yes Steam VR games support it WMR headsets! :D)
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 13, 2018, 22:59 bigspender
 
booo 90s games had multiplayer  
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Mar 11, 2018, 05:12 bigspender
 
Given that 12 women are killed everyday (usually by their partners) in the USA, and there are no women bashing simulators, it seems to suggest that games aren't the problem to all of this other violence.

And these daily dozen homocides aren't from guns usually either. So taking guns away won't do a lot.

The best solution imo is to move to another country with better statistics. There doesn't seem to be any escaping violence in the USA.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Outage Fix and Compensation
6. Re: Oculus Rift Outage Fix and Compensation Mar 8, 2018, 17:51 bigspender
 
I mean it's good about the compensation, but at the same time they're kind of admitting that they monitor when you are using your hardware....  
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News Comments > Super Seducer - How to Talk to Girls
9. Re: Super Seducer - How to Talk to Girls Mar 7, 2018, 00:17 bigspender
 
Red886 wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 23:52:
i don't get how single #metoo activists will ever get a bf, unless they consider the only way for courtship and pickups is when the female initiates it.

#metoomens

Um no, you just have to learn how to pick up women without sexually harassing them, verbally or physically. Why is that such a hard concept for people to understand?

 
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News Comments > Throw Anything Early Access
6. Re: Throw Anything Early Access Mar 1, 2018, 18:06 bigspender
 
Looks like a throw away game.....

Puns aside, this would be fun for a few minutes at most, even with the immersion of vr
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2018, 20:53 bigspender
 
Killer Kane wrote on Feb 26, 2018, 11:28:
Didn't Kevin Smith lose like 85 lbs 3 years ago?

Weight loss sadly does almost nothing to clear out the plaque from your arteries. This is why so many professional athletes still have heart disease. You must eat clean enough to allow the body to remove the plaques in the arteries. Watch forks over knives on Netflix

And summary if how it all works :
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/19/heart.attack.proof.diet/index.html
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced
23. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced Dec 11, 2017, 04:05 bigspender
 
co-op?
F-YEAH sold.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2017, 02:13 bigspender
 
What's the deal with oral contraceptives anyway? I didn't think you could get pregnant that way.  
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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive in February
7. Re: Metal Gear Survive in February Oct 26, 2017, 03:33 bigspender
 
Rhett wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 15:56:
PHJF wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 14:32:
What the fuck is this even?

Looks like a 4-player zombie survival defense game, using the MGS 5 Fox engine...

Rather MGS 5 just had co-op.

+1

Oh man the shenanigans would be epic!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2017, 19:52 bigspender
 
Cops in Dubai Are Getting Real, Very Dangerous Looking Hoverbikes.

That's great, now when someone is raped, they'll be able to catch and lock up the VICTIM even faster.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2017, 02:15 bigspender
 
NKD wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 21:53:
bigspender wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 19:47:

There are all kinds of things that help in the early stages of RA. Its a few decades too late for that. There's nothing that regrows and repairs your joints other than having them replaced. If I were to come down with RA today myself, I wouldn't even worry about it with what we know and the treatments available that slow down the progress of the disease to essentially a halt. But once the damage is done, it's done.

You're saying that you'd rather eat poison and then take a treatment, instead of just not eating the poison....

This just blows my mind.

Are people really so hooked on dairy, that they'd rather spend $$$ on toxic drugs that destroy your liver etc, instead of simply swapping out dairy for any one of the thousands of plant-based milks and cheeses?

Not even for a week to see how it goes? I don't like telling anyone how to live, but common man it's your mother *shrugs*


I can't remember if it's in the video I linked, but it's just like Cutter says, once the inflammation stops, your body is able to recover and reverse the joint damage.


I think you misunderstand. I am including dietary changes and what-not that we weren't aware of when my mother was diagnosed.

But regarding inflammation, stage IV rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by the inflammation process ceasing. The affected joints essentially reach a maximum deterioration and you effectively lose the use of them. And no, your body can't recover joint cartilage on its own, regardless of what homeopathic remedy you take. There is simply no physical mechanism by which the body can regenerate that tissue.

I think I've just done a poor job relating how advanced my mother's condition is. As you can imagine, after having a disease like RA for decades you've pretty much run out of novel things to try.

Ah yes, you are right, I completely mis-read your original statement. My apologies!

It did feel good ranting though :-)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2017, 19:47 bigspender
 
NKD wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 18:59:
bigspender wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 17:52:
NKD wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 17:05:
My mother is a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer, and has been since she was in her early 20s. At her current age, the RA has done basically all the damage it can do to her joints, and the only avenues left are pain management and joint replacements. She's been on oxycodone for a long, long time. She takes a lot, but she hasn't upped her dose in years.

Every few months she calls me with some new horror story about how junkies are making it harder for her to get her prescriptions filled, or some new hoop she has to jump through. It took her YEARS to get in with a different primary care doctor (she hated her then-current one because he was a prick) because almost none of them were comfortable taking on a patient who needed a lot of opioid pain meds.

Granted, she is an outlier. Most people get RA later in life and kick it from old age long before they suffer as much damage as she has. She's still got quite a few years left, hopefully, and the oxycodone is the only thing that keeps her functioning.

My point is, junkies gonna junk. Don't ruin things for people who have legitimate pain management needs just to try and stick it to big pharma. There are very few options for severe chronic pain, and all of them are abusable by junkies. Doctors should not be made to feel they are risking their license or that they are going to get in trouble for correctly handling someones legitimate pain needs.


Hey dude, I was reading about RA recently, and it seems like most people are able to completely eliminate the symptoms by eliminating a couple of ingredients from their diet (it's not 'cured' but the pain and joint destruction goes away, so there is no need for drugs).

I know it sounds like homeopathy, but it's very well documented in a good medical journals. It might be worth asking your mother to try it for a week, as it seems to improve that fast :-) (obviously in conjunction with her doctor)

Check this out: https://youtu.be/pAxygdQbY34



There are all kinds of things that help in the early stages of RA. Its a few decades too late for that. There's nothing that regrows and repairs your joints other than having them replaced. If I were to come down with RA today myself, I wouldn't even worry about it with what we know and the treatments available that slow down the progress of the disease to essentially a halt. But once the damage is done, it's done.

You're saying that you'd rather eat poison and then take a treatment, instead of just not eating the poison....

This just blows my mind.

Are people really so hooked on dairy, that they'd rather spend $$$ on toxic drugs that destroy your liver etc, instead of simply swapping out dairy for any one of the thousands of plant-based milks and cheeses?

Not even for a week to see how it goes? I don't like telling anyone how to live, but common man it's your mother *shrugs*


I can't remember if it's in the video I linked, but it's just like Cutter says, once the inflammation stops, your body is able to recover and reverse the joint damage.

 
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