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News Comments > Space Hulk: Tactics Trailer
3. Re: Space Hulk: Tactics Trailer Sep 24, 2018, 16:47 Flatline
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 24, 2018, 14:49:
Im usually a sucker for anything Space Hulk related, but after the only "average" Space Hulk FPS game, when compared with the awesome Vermintide for example, or even L4D, I think Ill pass on this at least unless I hear some great word of mouth.

I'm not surprised that it sucked. If nothing else, Terminators are lumbering slow walking tanks, so the pace is going to be absurdly slow.

It doesn't help that generally speaking, the starting weapons were the most broadly functional to me. Maybe that eventually changes, but halfway through the game I was still using storm bolter and sword, assault cannon, and the apothecary gizmo (which mandates the storm bolter). I just got bored to be honest.

Other weird decisions- making your psyker abilities so goddamn rare, made no sense either.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Op Ed Sep 22, 2018, 02:53 Flatline
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Sep 21, 2018, 23:11:
Far-left groups booting far-right groups out? Go figure...

Infowars is a dangerous batshit crazy snake oil sales site.

I recently read a rather neutral NYT interview with him where he went out of his way to tell the reporter he had snipers on the rooftops watching her come into the recording studio. Next day he admitted he was lying.

He knows he's causing harm but that's okay, the fearmongering ramps up his snake oil business.

Only thing left is to pressure the credit card processors to abandon his compulsive lying hateful snake oil selling tubby ass.
 
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News Comments > Gambit Mode Free Trial for Destiny 2 Players
4. Re: Gambit Mode Free Trial for Destiny 2 Players Sep 20, 2018, 13:11 Flatline
 
Nullity wrote on Sep 20, 2018, 12:40:
Flatline wrote on Sep 19, 2018, 19:24:
Oh thank god n00bs for the Ace of Spades grind.
I was thinking the same thing. This quest step is driving me insane. When I play Gambit normally, it's a lot of fun, but constantly trying to finish my HC kills is ruining the enjoyment. I can't wait til I can finally finish it.

I've heard 2 things will help with this. First is to use Crimson and aim for center mass. The 3 round burst kicks the first two rounds into the chest and the final shot is a head shot.

The second I've heard is that if you have a guild, use it, and have them help you wear down invaders.
 
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News Comments > Gambit Mode Free Trial for Destiny 2 Players
1. Re: Gambit Mode Free Trial for Destiny 2 Players Sep 19, 2018, 19:24 Flatline
 
Oh thank god n00bs for the Ace of Spades grind.  
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News Comments > Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator Add Trailer Ownership
2. Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator Add Trailer Ownership Sep 18, 2018, 16:06 Flatline
 
I really love playing this game, and have a setup for playing it on my TV with my wheel and pedals, but it occurred to me after about 30 or 40 hours of playtime that I was spending my free time... driving around a fake California listening to podcasts, and my real job involves me driving all over central California... listening to podcasts.

I've put the game away and haven't played it recently, because I know if I do I'll sink another six months of spare time into it that I don't have.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2: Forsaken Adds Free Map
2. Re: Destiny 2: Forsaken Adds Free Map Sep 18, 2018, 16:03 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 21:41:
Editors to create maps used to be standard. Now a map is a reward? And people give these assholes money why?

Yeah and 99.9% of the community content sucked donkey balls.

We get it. You'd find something to bitch about if Destiny 2 showered you with 100 dollar bills and blowjobs. Why do you even hang out here and play games any more? You obviously hate all of them. Or you're full of it and play this stuff like everyone else.

What has actually happened is that the first team to successfully finish the raid has advanced the general story of the game, and we've gotten quite a bit of new, free story content, and an additional PvPvE map (and apparently a vanilla PvP map) added into the rotation. Supposedly for the next year or so as players hit milestones like that additional things will drop into the game. Some of it is paywalled behind Forsaken but I believe the new crucible map is free to everyone.

Forsaken is where D2 should have been at launch. There's some rough patches but there's a shit ton of content to play, there's a grind if you really want, and the next couple of content drops sound like a lot of fun.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 16, 2018, 00:58 Flatline
 
Saboth wrote on Sep 15, 2018, 20:45:
Funny how Republicans are all about states' rights until it affects how their corporate sponsors can ream voters and profit off of them.

Considering "state's rights" was always a dog whistle for racism, makes sense that they don't really believe in the implications it creates.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 13, 2018, 16:33 Flatline
 
NKD wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 14:38:
Reddit has banned the QAnon conspiracy subreddit r/GreatAwakening.

My condolences to Timmeh and ledhead.

HA!

That's okay, I'm sure Yahoo Answers will be thrilled with the extra traffic.

Also apparently 8chan's servers are run by the NSA and they're in on Qanon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 13, 2018, 16:30 Flatline
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 15:47:
When you read the actual interview (from Mike Ryan, who I kind of love), it doesn't come across as it does here. He's talking more grandly, that this is the best way to experience a film. It doesn't read like "you're doing it wrong" but "when we make movies, this is the experience we have in mind."

Mike's interviews are always very informal and go all over the place - people often complain his interviews are more about him than the subject, but he can get people to say some interesting things. They come across very much as conversations.

Also, Shame was an amazing film.

You know... My family for 2 or 3 generations worked in the movie industry, and I can say that the experience he's talking about is... at best... rare. Something you might see on opening weekend for a blockbuster. 90% of the life of a movie in cinemas though is at best maybe 20 people in the theater. The days of a movie staying in theaters for 6 months and having huge crowds for that time are gone. The days of Star Wars staying in theaters for a *year* are especially gone.

And that's for like the 5% of movies released that have a big launch. The rest may have half a theater full of people here or there but it's not the way he describes it.
 
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News Comments > Hello Halo 5? Microsoft Says Goodbye to Windows Rumors
7. Re: Hello Halo 5? Microsoft Says Goodbye to Windows Rumors Sep 12, 2018, 13:03 Flatline
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 12, 2018, 12:35:
I am not sure if they would be making all kinds of money on the PC port.
I am not a programmer but I can imagine porting the game to the PC would probably require it to be re-worked a bit so it looks acceptable on the PC.

The game would probably be Win10/windows store exclusive or something stupid like that, so 90% of pc gamers would just boycott it or pirate it anyways.
At this point if I really wanted to play Halo, I'd just get a dirt cheap copy of it on the console.

I know people shitcan it but really at this point Destiny 2 scratches the itch that Halo has. The combat basically feels almost exactly like Halo, and with the Forsaken DLC dropping the game feels more complete.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reviews
17. Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reviews Sep 10, 2018, 18:21 Flatline
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 12:41:
Flatline wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 12:35:
Laura

Seriously? "Laura"? In 2018?

Gawddammit, dude...

I've officially played one Tomb Raider game all the way through. I grew up hating platformers.

Edit: Okay I've apparently played *two* Tomb Raider games all the way through. According to Steam I bought, played, and finished RotTR and I have absolutely zero memory of it.

I can basically tell you the original TR reboot story but I have so little recollection of the sequel that I forgot I even played it.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reviews
6. Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reviews Sep 10, 2018, 12:35 Flatline
 
chickenboo wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 11:45:
I finished TR 2013 and ROTTR, but both were a bit of a slog. I'd much rather the emphasis on the games be on exploration and cave traversing, rather than combat. Have firefights be uncommon but deadly, and give Lara a single weapon and her pick axe. As the games are now, they're a mix of violence and exploration but the violence is emphasized, and I feel like it doesn't really need to be there. They're technically very good games, I just ended up finding them kind of boring. Definitely going to skip this entry in the series.

According to the RPS review, Crystal Dynamics was put in charge of designing puzzles and tombs almost exclusively and Eidos built the rest and the game benefits from both decisions. I suspect you'll have your fair share of combat, but RPS says that the tombs can be massive and breath-taking (but still largely optional for some reason).

RPS review also spends time talking about the British Colonial aspect of the game and how it keeps sticking out, but I suspect it *always* will stick out due to the inherent concept of Tomb Raider. Laura has always been kind of a horrible person when you put what she does into context. I think you just need to accept that and put it in the Indiana Jones bucket of 1930's serial morality.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Sep 7, 2018, 13:39 Flatline
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 12:06:
FDEV should have understood that people outfitting their ships for exploration would be royally pissed over having to deal with Thargoids... my guess is most of the ships probably weren't outfitted with any weapons and/or shieldless. Maybe FDEV is just trying to reinforce the "Dangerous" part these days.

The Devs said that the entire sector they were aiming for was supposed to be off limits and they found a system that didn't have a permit-restriction on it. Instead of patching it they wanted to make it a community event.

If the story hadn't leaked ahead of time I suspect it would have come off a *lot* better. According to the player group that organized the thing, something like 15 organizations flocked to where the Gnosis was stranded to provide escort duty and help attack the Thargoids.

I am not part of it, I need to get back into E:D but honestly I find it very impressive. As a consolation prize they're using the event to advance a major portion of the story apparently so it's not just a Gygaxian "fuck you you fail" invisible wall. That this is even happening in a game is kind of surprising. E:D has progressed quite a bit from the last time I played it. Not bad for a game that had one paid expansion and the core game and that's it.
 
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News Comments > Wildstar and Developer Carbine Closing
7. Re: Wildstar and Developer Carbine Closing Sep 7, 2018, 12:19 Flatline
 
Frijoles wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 11:52:
Played at release for a while and really enjoyed it. Came back a few months later and it looked like a tablet had taken a shit all over the screen. Click this, click that, get a daily whatever! What a mess. Think I stuck around for about 10 minutes and haven't been back. I'm going to miss my bunny.

That was my experience. I never got to the end game because I wasn't part of a guild but I teamed up with a few friends and had a lot of fun for like 6 months. The characters were fun, the attack patterns were interesting, I'm sad to see it go.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Temperature anomalies Aug 31, 2018, 15:57 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 15:44:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 13:29:
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 13:13:
"FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS"

Eat a fucking dick, all you imbeciles who still deny climate change.

C'mon now, we're not 100% exactly what will happen, so we may as well keep burning coal. Just like I'm going to keep eating bacon, pizza, and ice cream daily because my doctor can't tell me with 100% certainty I'll have a heart attack.

That being said, there's reason to hope: the US now gets 18% of its power from renewables, and it grows every year. States like Hawaii and California are already at the 30% mark.

Israel Leads World in Water Recycling

Yeah but the US - mostly southern states - desperately needs to get it's water supply in order. In Israel they recycle 90% of all water. In the US it's 1%. California, Texas, et al. are all running out of fresh water and fast! In fact now Israel is teaching California how to do this.


Bout time we started seeing a return on all that money we send Israel.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2018, 14:29 Flatline
 
I will give Rian Johnson credit for one thing: Between the movie and the shitstorm around it, I've gotten tired of Star Wars officially and feel like moving on.

He's probably better slated to run his own non-core Star Wars movies, where being subversive about the ideas and themes doesn't mean dousing an entire movie's plot in gasoline and taking a trilogy in a completely different, unplanned direction.

In the end I think that was the part that turned me off. If TLJ was the first movie of a trilogy, or stand alone, I think it would have been better, but as the middle beat in a 3 movie trilogy, it made me stop caring about Episode 9.
 
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News Comments > EA's Jacksonville Tribute
24. Re: EA's Jacksonville Tribute Aug 30, 2018, 19:23 Flatline
 
NKD wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 17:54:
Beamer wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 17:43:
NKD wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 17:34:
When people talk about increasing security, I get nervous. We increased security at airports, but it only increased the stress of flying and lowered convenience, and there are still huge juicy targets in airports.

And, ultimately, we have to keep in mind that these types of shootings make up a tiny portion of the gun homicides in the US. Drastically changing our way of life to include metal detectors and security lines everywhere to maybe sometimes address part of 1% of the gun homicides is a bad overreaction.

Turning the US into a giant prison block can't be the solution.

I agree. I go through way too much way too slow airport security, and while I'm sure it's doing something, it's far too invasive.

I keep wondering why we don't see people attacking the security lines themselves. When I'm at the airport in the security line I'm like "Welp, we're sitting ducks." and I'm not even a terrorist. A terrorist, whether it be an Islamic extremist or some incel, would look at that and see a bunch of people lined up for the firing squad.

That happened a few years ago- Some dude shot up the security areas while people queued.

It's where a lot of the attacks happen now too in Europe.

There's not a *lot* you can do
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2018, 16:04 Flatline
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 14:38:
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 14:23:
The same FBI who protected Clinton? If you still trust the leadership in the FBI you are part of the problem. Abuses of power like this is bad for everyone; to think otherwise is to be ignorant of the past. Liberals? Open your eyes; a big government that is corrupt is bad for everyone.

Which abuse of power? You have to be more specific, as you conspiracy types have given us at least a dozen in the past 18 months, without anyone offering even the slightest bit of evidence. The most recent one from earlier this week came from a Fake News site, as in, a site that actually makes things up rather than even just heavily spinning things.

While you're getting us that specific allegation, with sources, please also revisit this thread and explain to us what the hell you meant, because it appears you don't know what "communism" is, while bleating that you're the only one who does.

WTF Was that? I went and read that thread and found nothing even remotely political enough in the news stories to prompt an "Independent Thinker" rant.

Also I'm going to need the psycho to elaborate on which version of Communism he is referring to, Marxism, Marxism–Leninism, Stalinism, Trotskyism, Maoism, Dengism, Prachanda Path, Hoxhaism, Titoism, Eurocommunism, Luxemburgism, Council communism, or De Leonism when he talks about "Communism". Because honestly nobody got time to really study them *all*.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2018, 15:52 Flatline
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 14:23:
The same FBI who protected Clinton? If you still trust the leadership in the FBI you are part of the problem. Abuses of power like this is bad for everyone; to think otherwise is to be ignorant of the past. Liberals? Open your eyes; a big government that is corrupt is bad for everyone.

LOL You mean the same FBI who was so in the tank for Trump against Hillary that they called it Trumplandia?

Pepperidge Farm remembers!

http://thehill.com/regulation/304225-agent-fbi-is-trumplandia
 
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News Comments > EA's Jacksonville Tribute
12. Re: EA's Jacksonville Tribute Aug 30, 2018, 15:48 Flatline
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 15:35:
Cutter wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 15:33:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 30, 2018, 14:53:
1 million dollars

who's the lucky guy that gets his medical bill paid?

sorry EA, you're still going to get sued by people at the event, including ones that walked out without a scratch on them but are now psychologically damaged from it.

I doubt they'll win. There's no way any court would agree that EA could reasonably foresee something like this happening. If anything the onus would probably be shifted to the bar for lack of security. And if there was alcohol at that event then there's a potential liability issue with overserving. Shitty as EA is you can't lay this at their feet.

EA will be found to be at some fault. I'd guess less than 20%, but you never know.

But yes, realistically, there's not much they could have done to prevent this. I dont't think that metal detectors are a reasonable solution. But, if people start suing, we'll get metal detectors. Some people love complaining about nanny states and disclaimers in commercials and businesses treating us like toddlers that will break, but all of that is basically due to lawsuits.

The only way I could see EA getting in trouble in a lawsuit is if they had the option for better security and they nixed it.
 
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