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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Delayed
9. Re: BATTLETECH Delayed Aug 15, 2017, 13:32 Flatline
 
pacbowl wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 23:26:
No multiplayer is the only reason I didn't fund this. I used to play the tabletop/dirtmaps using tape measures and still have painted pewter mechs. Without coop it just doesn't feel right.

There... *is* multiplayer. It's coming in a few weeks.

Also, we'll see how the AC adjustment works. AC/10 was just brutal.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 12, 2017, 19:03 Flatline
 
Translation: Instead of practicing he was jerking off. Now he's NoFap because he apparently believes he'll turn into superman or something if he stops jerking off.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition and Return of the Pip-Boy Next Month
6. Re: Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition and Return of the Pip-Boy Next Month Aug 11, 2017, 14:59 Flatline
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Aug 11, 2017, 08:00:
I owned / played all the other Fallouts but for some reason I couldn't find anything 4 was showing that was going to be any different , so I never bought it.

Maybe I'll get this GOTY , even though I'll probably not get to play it for another year

I started playing it, got a few hours in, went towards emerald city or whatever it's called, got bombed into non-existence with zero warning.

Respawned, took a different route, got flooded by like 20 raiders who were way stronger than me, died after killing around 10 of them.

Respawned, went WAY WAY WAY out of my way to avoid all that crap to get to the first goddamn city, finally got there, was underwhelmed by the city, saved, quit, haven't been back in a year.

Seriously I know the Bethesda fallout games start slow but like I put 5 or 6 hours into Fallout 4 and did not give the slightest shit. I went back to FO3 and New Vegas.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
45. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 18:07 Flatline
 
Wasn't this game in development for like years? I have this vague feeling like I heard Lawbreakers get announced like 2-3 years ago. It seemed an awful long time for a 60 dollar or whatever release.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2017, 11:26 Flatline
 
"Hold Your Nose: Burglar Doesn't Flush, Gets Caught by DNA Evidence."

This isn't the first time feces caught a criminal in Ventura County.

My friend was murdered in the summer of 1997. Apparently the murderer was robbing his home and in the process left a giant deuce in the hamper. The cops sampled it, froze it.

15 years later they figured out they could extract DNA from feces. So they pulled his DNA.

Two years after that someone got arrested for accepting felony levels of stolen goods and was sentenced to a year in prison. They swabbed his cheek as standard operating procedure, ran it through the cold case file and... my friend's murder came up.

He was convicted last February and sentenced to life in prison without parole. It took 20 years but his shit stank after all.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Plans
6. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans Aug 9, 2017, 11:23 Flatline
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 10:29:
Still a pretty, but empty game. They should rename it to "Pointless".

They should call the game Existential Blues.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 8, 2017, 16:03 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 8, 2017, 15:13:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 8, 2017, 11:09:
Companies and their scare-tactic agreements:

"Uber claims in their Terms of Service that they are not responsible for anything and that you are unable to sue them," wrote Wilcox. "I have proved that wrong in a court of law, and I encourage you to never give up fighting for what is right in all aspects of your life."

Welcome to the sharing economy, where companies reap all the profits by exploiting their workers and then claim they aren't their workers and thus not responsible for any of their behavior on the job.

Uber is easily the worst of the lot for this. Their corporate culture is so toxic that people who work for Uber have trouble finding jobs when they move on.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
61. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Aug 1, 2017, 15:36 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 1, 2017, 12:15:
Trump has actually produced a lot of stuff in his time. Those hotels didn't build themselves.

Most of those hotels and apartments licensed his name from him and he had no part in building.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
10. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Jul 31, 2017, 21:52 Flatline
 
Bub wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 21:41:
Gotta love the last paragraph about Evocati in Wikipedia:

"The name evocati was also applied to a select body of young men of the equestrian order who were appointed by Emperor Domitian to guard his bedchamber."


Does that mean they'll let suckers... I mean backers pay 10,000 dollars for the privilege of standing guard in his bedroom while he bangs his wife?

I imagine there'd be at least 3 or 4 people who would throw down for that.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
9. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Jul 31, 2017, 21:51 Flatline
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 20:56:
Delayed? I think I speak for us all, when I say I am completely surprised.

Not just delayed but the scheduled delay has been delayed due to unscheduled delays.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 10, 2017, 14:24 Flatline
 
Firefighter: Did you burn down the building?
Pyromaniac: Of course not.
Firefighter: Great would you like to run the arson prevention unit?
 
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News Comments > TransRoad: USA Details
2. Re: TransRoad: USA Details Jul 6, 2017, 12:13 Flatline
 
I'm still playing ATS myself. Which is really weird. I know the California freeways pretty well and driving from Sacramento to LA in 20 minutes still makes me twitch. I mean... the Grapevine takes like 2 minutes to drive through. It's kind of surreal.

Maybe ETS would work better for me since I don't have preconceptions baked into my skull from a lifetime of driving around California.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed
9. Re: StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed Jun 30, 2017, 12:25 Flatline
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 11:27:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 11:03:
Blizzard seems even more greedy than usual lately, and way less creative than the old days. Clearly that is subjective, but I think I'm going to stick to new games and skip the remasters for awhile.

Someone on here is going to be triggered by this for sure.

But I agree with you... yet I can't help but think is that because we're getting older and more bitter? Or is it because it's the truth and we have the wisdom to see it with clairvoyance?

I can't tell anymore...

No, Blizzard has had a problem with conceptual development for probably 15 years now. Mechanically WoW managed to innovate, but I remember original, vanilla WoW back when it launched and it was a Frankenstein of Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 concepts. Overwatch had some new-ish ideas (new for Blizzard) to it but otherwise they are really, really bad at coming up with *new* ideas.

That being said, I paid 10 bucks for the remaster of Full Throttle, so 15 bucks for a remaster of Starcraft isn't bad. I'll pass because I played so much Starcraft back in the day I burned out on it, but it's a lot better deal than, say, 15 dollars for one new character in Diablo 3.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Jun 25, 2017, 22:44 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 25, 2017, 16:25:
What are your specs? My machine is five years old and runs SC fine.

In fact looking forward to trying out the 3.0 alpha that drops next month.

I'm fairly certain it's either a problem with my motherboard or it needs an SSD to swap files out on, and mine isn't big enough to really store SC on.
 
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News Comments > Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Video Tease
5. Re: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Video Tease Jun 25, 2017, 22:42 Flatline
 
LC wrote on Jun 25, 2017, 01:57:
Any idea which series this is based on? The guy from the Ponderosa and male Starbuck BG or the guy from Miami and female Starbuck BG?

You can see a battlestar docked in the space station so it's pretty apparent it's the reboot. Probably the cylon war as mentioned above.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2017, 17:55 Flatline
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 24, 2017, 12:30:
As is normal, the cutterverse has no clue about how things work in the real world. sad

So if you shopped for wood in the 50's a 4x4 measured just that, 4"x4".

Why did it change. Is your average person born with this knowledge. Is looking it up really going to simplify matters. remember, measure twice, cut once.

The problem with this lawsuit is that Home Depot is going by government standards then, right? 4x4 is a reference to green wood, which will naturally shrink as it seasons. And the only time ignorance of the law is a valid defense is if you're a law enforcement officer, as ruled by the supreme court.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jun 25, 2017, 15:22 Flatline
 
Ranger55 wrote on Jun 25, 2017, 12:34:
I work for a Fortune 100 company. Often times, while we have the cash on hand to fund big projects, or even parts of projects, we will still go to lenders to finance the projects. It is no different than using a line of credit. Do you want to blow all of your cash now on a server farm, or do you want to put it on credit and pay it out over time?

Derek is just envious because none of his projects ever had this big of a following.


A line of credit isn't quite the same thing though as a secured loan right?

I have lines of credit and I don't put any collateral up. Back when I ran a business I had a line of credit for it after a couple years and didn't have to put up collateral. I mean, maybe because there is no actual product and only the pretty ethereal ebb and flow of pre-selling ships a financial institution would see that as not exactly a guaranteed source of income and require collateral.

Now, on the other side of the DoomSooth Derek Smart, I imagine that putting the IP up as collateral *could* be used to secure more favorable terms for a loan.

I basically at this point consider the money I spent on Squadron 42 to be wasted and I'll never see delivery of a product. I can't run what they're building on my computer, which officially makes it the *only* game I've encountered where I can't do that. I don't feel like wasting money to get the damn thing to run either. I have other priorities in my life that I didn't have 5 years ago.

Even if they every deliver sq42, chances are I won't be playing it for a long time, since I don't see myself upgrading my computer any time soon. I figure I've been scammed either way.
 
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News Comments > .hack//G.U. Last Recode Announced
2. Re: .hack//G.U. Last Recode Announced Jun 21, 2017, 13:10 Flatline
 
Weird games back in the day. Fun though.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer Rises Next Week
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 21, 2017, 11:50 Flatline
 
LiTh wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 22:12:
I'm a PoE type of guy (cant wait for 3.0!), but having played the necro for free in beta I can say its easily the most fun I've had in d3. Its expensive but if your on the fence I think you should go for it.

I've recently fallen down the rabbit hole that is Grim Dawn.

I'm... not sure if I like it or not.

But I'm playing the hell out of it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer Rises Next Week
2. Re: Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer Rises Next Week Jun 20, 2017, 22:08 Flatline
 
15 dollars? LOLOLOL

No.
 
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