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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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News Comments > Op Ed
49. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 22:11 Flatline
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 21:54:
He obviously did something very stupid for someone in his position, but I don't think it's as simple as blanket "racism".

You know how many times I just casually drop the n-bomb when I'm frustrated?

Zero.

It's part of a growing trend of evidence that shows that he's pretty casual about some really terrible, violent, racist, sexist ideas.

I mean, it's not a *huge* surprise, but the guy does make a living off of being a public figure, and thus is opening himself up to public approval or disapproval. When it's public approval it's fine, when it's disapproval suddenly there's an issue.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 13:01 Flatline
 
MT Silver wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 12:04:
He makes people laugh. Obviously not you but certainly millions of others. Whether you like it or not, he's beloved.
I'd go as far as to say that he's this generation's equivalent of Elvis Presley. Just like Elvis and other youth icons, PDP is attacked by older members of society who don't understand or appreciate his contribution to culture.
Personally I don't enjoy his content either but part of being an adult is accepting that not everything in the world is meant for you.

LMFAO he's this generation's Elvis? So in 60+ years significant numbers of people will still watch his streams and find them relevant and talented? Please. That has to be the silliest thing I've seen in a long time.

And I know that not everything in the world is meant for me dude so you can take your sanctimonious judgement and shove it. But there's tons of other people out there who make people laugh through talent and hard work way more than some dude playing videogames while talking shit and they aren't pulling down 15 million a year. It's not the individual that doesn't make sense to me, it's the market model. I seriously question if advertisers are getting their money's worth.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 12:55 Flatline
 
Creston wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 12:25:
Just because I constantly make racist comments on video does not mean I make racist comments off-camera. I am able to stop being racist once the live stream is over.

I'll take "Bullshit" for $500, Alex.

How about you say "fucker" or "shithead" or "asshole" or "dickwaffle" instead of something racist?

Someone missed that McSweeney's is satire.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 11:48 Flatline
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 11:38:
Slashman wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 11:35:
Sure we could just leave him alone, but then he's teaching a generation of kids how to be assholes.

Then we'll end up complaining about how kids these days are total assholes. Who taught them that...?

So like Radio, Elvis, Dungeons and Dragons, Video Games, Bevis and Butthead, First Person Shooters, we are now going to pin everything on him for this generation?

Nah. I'm a pretty big free speech guy but I do find it interesting in the discrepancy between broadcasting over the internet and broadcasting over terrestrial airwaves in the US. I get that it's basically the difference between network and cable but still it is an interesting difference.

I don't get what he does makes him worth 15 million a year. But then again a lot of today's internet celebrities make zero sense to me.
 
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News Comments > etc.
15. Re: etc. Sep 10, 2017, 20:05 Flatline
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 9, 2017, 17:06:
Alpha Protocol, at the time, looked great on paper and seemed like it was right in my wheelhouse. I didn't get around to buying it until it was 15 bucks or so, which I thought was a deal. I was so bored after just 2 hours or so that I turned it off and never returned. Most of the glitches and problems people talk about I don't know anything about because it put me to sleep so fast.

The beginning of Alpha Protocol sucks. Partially because the pacing is terrible, partially because there's a bajillion little things interacting and you don't quite know how. Once you get to the safe houses and start leveling up, it gets to be a *lot* of fun. By the end of the game it's really almost bullshit how powerful you become but that's okay because it's supposed to be a power trip.

I enjoyed it enough to play through it a few times.
 
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News Comments > Animal Farm Game Announced
22. Re: Animal Farm Game Announced Sep 7, 2017, 13:49 Flatline
 
JoatrashFX wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 03:45:
I still can't believe they had us read Animal Farm in middle school! (I'm glad they did, but I wonder if they still do?)

Could be interesting as a game if they manage to make a strategy/management game that has good options and consequences that change the outcome and not just relay the book in a linear fashion.

Eh. I"d be more interested in a black comedy/satire adventure game. Or even something really out there like This War of Mine or even Papers, Please.
 
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News Comments > Animal Farm Game Announced
21. Re: Animal Farm Game Announced Sep 7, 2017, 13:47 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 11:18:
JoatrashFX wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 03:45:
I still can't believe they had us read Animal Farm in middle school! (I'm glad they did, but I wonder if they still do?)

Could be interesting as a game if they manage to make a strategy/management game that has good options and consequences that change the outcome and not just relay the book in a linear fashion.
It hasn't been required reading in school since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

I read it in my freshman year of high school in the 90's after the Soviet Union collapsed.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Turning 10
21. Re: The Witcher Turning 10 Sep 5, 2017, 13:07 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 17:30:
So, the Witcher. Never played. Is it good?

Think of it as a highly complicated ARPG, with a heavy emphasis on RPG.

It's been ages since I played it but it suffered from 1st act syndrome even worse than Witcher 2 & 3.

It wasn't bad though. It's rough compared to Witcher 3, which is basically a renaissance of RPGs.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 5, 2017, 12:44 Flatline
 
That was a terrible article about the Nebula Award category for game writing. 2 paragraphs about the actual addition of game writers to the Nebulas, 3 paragraphs about the president of the association, 5 paragraphs about the Hugos and SJWs, then 4 paragraphs about *cats*.

WTF?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 4, 2017, 13:46 Flatline
 
Saboth wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:27:
I bought XCom 2 last year, but didn't install it until a few weeks ago. Played it for about 5 hours then uninstalled it. Didn't like the timed missions, and didn't like the overall countdown to the dark events that weaken you with negatives over time.

WOTC lets you double the countdown timers in missions (and they're a lot rarer now) and doubles the avatar project track.

Or with xcom 2 you can mod it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 3, 2017, 14:04 Flatline
 
Really digging War of the Chosen it has managed to fix most of the flaws I had with the original XCOM2.  
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Early Access
8. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Early Access Sep 1, 2017, 13:08 Flatline
 
Asmodai wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:00:
(yeah, diff studios, but seriously, Games Workshop need to stop whoring out their IP to every hack...)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Games Workshop stop whoring their IP in any way is fucking *hilarious*

There are few companies as blatantly greedy as GW.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Sep 1, 2017, 12:05 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 22:41:
Shouldn't that be why Americans still use Imperial. I'll never understand why the US never embraced metric, it's so much better. It's way easier measuring things in millimeters than fractions of an inch.

Dude Indiana tried to legislate the value of Pi to 3.2 back in the 19th century. It died in the state senate but never underestimate the power of stupid people in positions of power.

https://www.agecon.purdue.edu/crd/localgov/Second%20Level%20pages/indiana_pi_bill.htm


When you dive into it, it's even more stupid because it relates to some asshat's attempt to square the circle and use fudged numbers to do it. He was trying to license his math model to schools and stuff and couldn't get taken seriously, so he had his pal in the legislature kind of legally acknowledge his work.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 31, 2017, 16:00 Flatline
 
Pigeon wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 15:34:
mellis wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 15:11:
I honestly cannot understand how American citizens can let this happen. It's such a blatantly corporate anti-democratic move that in no way benefits the American people.

Any other first world country would laugh this out the door. It's seems doing anything for the betterment of your own countrymen is equivalent to high treason. Unless you've got your boot heel on the neck of your fellow man, you're not doing it The American Way... such an odd and counter productive mentality.

Lasting effect of the cold war IMO. Socialism = communism = reds under the beds, and since corporations were held up as the antithesis of communist Russia, corporations = good. It's stupid, but I think it's a belief structure that is ingrained into a lot of Americans.

You're not wrong.

Add one more thing to that though:

Post-WW2 consumerism. After the rationing and enforced austerity from WW2, the post-war American culture was ready to consume, and consume a lot. There was a distinct vibe that conspicuous consumption was quintessentially American. That plus the ramp up of the cold war created this idea that Business was the answer to everything, given down from God himself to America.

Now, we've always been an "America's business is business" sort of country but Post-WW2 is when it really ramped up.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE Development History Dispute
15. Re: QUAKE Development History Dispute Aug 31, 2017, 15:48 Flatline
 
WaltC wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 14:36:
I doubt this has any importance or relevance at all to anyone aside from Romero...;) I don't know why, but ever since the Daikatana "suck it down" travesty, Romero fails to inspire much in me that's positive. Time for everyone to get past quake and doom...;) (Quake wasn't bad when it shipped as it had a semblance of story, but doom left much to be desired, imo, it was like shooting fish in a barrel--but both games look and run far better today than they did on the available hardware at their release, of course. Nothing's uglier than very low-res pixellation. Ugh!)

This post makes me wonder if you were gaming in the 90's. Doom and Quake's graphics were leaps forward. Quake was the first must-have game to make use of OpenGL and kick the 3d graphics cards into the market. Compared to what was in the market at the time the graphical fidelity kicked ass.

Also Quake barely had a story. I can tell you the Doom "plot" but as I said before, quake had... something. I know the last boss of episode 3 or 4 or whatever was Shub-Niggurath and that there was some lovecraftian stuff going on, but for example I had no idea until I just looked up the "plot" that it basically was identical to Doom except instead of Hell it was Lovecraftian.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE Development History Dispute
10. Re: Quake development Aug 31, 2017, 11:54 Flatline
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 10:39:
It's been flat out stated EVEN BY ROMERO, that Quake was a bunch of levels (that were done by a bunch of people) thrown together with a "story" to make a game.

Yup. I still can't remember Quake 1's "story" for the life of me.

However, that was such a huge leap forward in gameplay that we didn't particularly care at the time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 31, 2017, 11:38 Flatline
 
I'm waiting for the FCC to say something like:

"We were overwhelmed by the surprisingly large response we got in favor of killing Title 2 for ISPs and are happy to have our decision confirmed".
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Announced
7. Re: Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Announced Aug 30, 2017, 13:55 Flatline
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 12:41:
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 12:00:
Needs more than just the Skaven. They're neat but they're kind of.... meh.

What a blasphemous statement Nothing can compete against furry death-balls of backstabbery and doooooooom.

That said, I really wish for a game kinda like this, just with a bit more of a story/RPG/progression focus. If this is just more of the same from Vermintide 1 I am not gonna care. Quite enjoyed this game in PUB (surprisingly enough) but the grind.. and the loot system, was just... not really conductive to fun. The levels were always the same, and without a director like in L4D I always found them to always be kinda boring when it comes down to it.

I agree it needs a director like L4D to moderate the difficulty and keep the pace of the game tight.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Announced
2. Re: Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Announced Aug 30, 2017, 11:44 Flatline
 
The original was fun but it needed better bots. None of my friends picked it up and I'm not huge on PUGs.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Open Beta
51. Re: Destiny 2 Open Beta Aug 30, 2017, 11:33 Flatline
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 17:54:
hmmm, wen't down that hallway and there was a robot sweeping with a broom but couldn't go any further, the door wouldn't open.

If you bump up the FOV the hud gets cut off (it doesn't scale with the FOV setting) so I probably couldn't see the 3/3 thing.

It's always fun to see how level designers craft "futuristic" space scenes, pipes jetting out of the ground with no apparent use or reason for being there, present day fire extinguishers hanging on walls.

There's a door you can open with the E key but it's pretty subtle. It's basically behind the robot janitor.
 
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