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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
35. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 28, 2017, 00:05 NKD
 
Giggity.  
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announced
6. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announced Feb 28, 2017, 00:04 NKD
 
Fap fap fap  
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News Comments > Twitch to Sell Games
1. Re: Twitch to Sell Games Feb 27, 2017, 15:41 NKD
 
Twitch (part of Amazon) has a lot of reach in gaming and the potential to put some serious competitive heat on Steam. Hopefully it works out well so that Valve has to step up their game.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Feb 23, 2017, 23:31 NKD
 
All I remember is that retard Hannity yelling over this guy for years and treating him like a punching bag.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 16:31 NKD
 
I'm not a fan of a single centralized curation of products offered, primarily because I don't trust it to not eventually mutate into outright censorship, or worse, collusion to promote or bury certain games. It would, by Valve's very nature, be an opaque process.

I have 500+ games in my Steam catalog and only a small portion turned out to be shitty. And actually a good number of those weren't conscious purchase choices but gifts from friends who wanted someone to play multiplayer with them in a game I otherwise wouldn't have in my library.

Yes, there's a ludicrous amount of garbage on Steam. There's a ludicrous amount of shit-not-worth-buying in just about every store. The only place you can avoid it is brick & mortar and that's not because of curation, it's because of limited physical space.

If they want to check that a game actually launches and plays either to its conclusion or a couple hours in without serious issues? That's fine. But anything other than an assessment of the technical state of and basic facts about the game is a judgement call that I'd rather make myself, or use aggregrate user reviews, or better yet, a YouTuber that has the same taste in games as me.

Yes, there are times Steam reviews don't give you the full story if you just look at the "Positive" or "Negative". But if you actually go and read the reviews, you can get a sense of whether the game actually deserves the rating its getting or if it's just an Internet hivemind bombing the reviews up or down.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Going to New Mexico
1. Re: American Truck Simulator Going to New Mexico Feb 3, 2017, 09:54 NKD
 
Definitely need that Los Pollos Hermanos truck.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
1. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 30, 2017, 08:39 NKD
 
That's really too bad. I enjoyed Mankind Divided quite a lot and I just started a second playthrough last night. Shame to hear it didn't sell very well.  
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News Comments > CAYNE for Free
1. Re: CAYNE for Free Jan 27, 2017, 15:33 NKD
 
Waitin for the overly dramatic sequel KANYE  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2017, 15:32 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 15:28:
Now WaPo says it's not true. Of course Trump says WaPo isn't true, so I suppose Trump will claim this is true. Which will confirm that it's not.


Oww my head hurts more than that time I watched a Star Trek Voyager time travel episode.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2017, 12:47 NKD
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 12:23:
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 12:13:
Celebrate the one week anniversary of President Trump! MAGA! It's gonna be a long eight years for liberals... and its only Friday Nahnah

The TrumpTroll again. Let's see if he can politically survive for four years... I hear pissed off journalists are already digging deep for very interesting TRUE facts about the DOTUS. Yellow Watergate anybody?

I hear Trump's favorite musician is R Kelly
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 27, 2017, 10:56 NKD
 
Resist.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 26, 2017, 14:59 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 12:59:
I dunno, that sounds about right. I'm tired of non-violent offenders being threatened with or receiving decades of punishment. After his 9 months, this guys life is basically ruined, since he'll be a felon. Good luck getting a job, an apartment, etc. Hopefully those draconian, post-punishment restrictions won't force him back into crime. So much for "rehabilitation."

I agree that it seems about right (Though I don't agree with felony charges for this type of crime). Honestly, these types of criminals are the least needing of a lengthy sentence.

The length of prison sentences has a pretty miniscule effect on deterrent value for many types of crime. This is because a lot of crimes are committed by people who aren't thinking about consequences in the first place, often due to substance abuse, or crimes of passion. Some cracked out mofo robbing a convenience store isn't going to care if the potential prison sentence is 2 years or 2000 years. He's not even thinking about it.

But some hacker? Easily spooked out of a life of crime with a minor sentence. They thought they weren't going to get caught, and didn't even necessarily consider what they were doing a "real" crime. No need to waste taxpayer dollars housing this shitter for a million years, just give him a taste of prison and be done with it.

I don't even support felony charges for these types of criminals, provided they aren't doing anything to threaten lives or disrupt national infrastructure.

But in general I have a very poor outlook on the US criminal justice system. It just doesn't work as well as what many other countries have.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 17, 2017, 23:04 NKD
 
Darks wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 22:01:

You are a POS and whats wrong with this country. its people like u and your stupid ass thinking thats gotten this country to its knees. Fucking moron!! These people committed treason, do you have any fucking clue what that is or what that means??

Yeah, it means they did us a big favor by revealing betrayal by our own government. Unless you're a Fascist, loyalty to the nation as a whole is more important than loyalty to the government, should the two ever be in opposition. Which they frequently are.

The real traitors are people like you. Disgusting people who will excuse any government misconduct like it's their duty and believe they are servants of their government and not the other way around.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 17, 2017, 17:03 NKD
 
The Red Cross, at least the US branch, is actually fairly effective in terms of how it spends its money, according to charity watchdogs. Dunno about the UK guys...  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 15, 2017, 10:40 NKD
 
These private WoW servers are always such a disaster because they are run by the most unprofessional human beings alive.

I have to wonder why they have such nostalgia for vanilla WoW when, judging by their behavior, they can't be older than 11 or 12.
 
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News Comments > PC Brut@l Next Month
6. Re: PC Brut@l Next Month Jan 10, 2017, 02:30 NKD
 
Don't brutattle on me.  
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News Comments > New Steam User Record
5. Re: New Steam User Record Jan 9, 2017, 03:02 NKD
 
Rigs wrote on Jan 8, 2017, 22:05:
I dunno, seems a little bullshitty to me. It's a Sunday afternoon during playoff football season. I just don't see it happening. Then again, it's cold AF outside, so... Whatever

=-Rigs-=

Maybe it's the rapture.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
13. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda in March Jan 5, 2017, 02:29 NKD
 
I never once felt bothered by the gay romance options, or felt like they were trying to force it upon me.

I think some people could do with a little introspection about why certain things bug them more than they bug other people. Is it really trying to "convince you that you need to be gay"? If not, then why are you emotionally driven to exaggeration by it? Were you also bothered by the romance options that, while straight, weren't the ones you were interested in? Why did only the gay ones bother you?

A lot of the problems we have as humans stem from a lack of introspection. We don't examine why we feel the way we do about things. Some people feel strongly about some gay content in their games, but they don't examine why. They often get defensive about it too, and vigorously deny hating gay people.

"I don't hate gays, but I don't ever want to be reminded they exist or that I share the same world with them. If I am, I'll scream bloody murder about it being forced upon me." seems to be a popular opinion among gamers when it comes to gay content in games.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
5. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda in March Jan 5, 2017, 00:26 NKD
 
Be smart, don't be a retard, wait for reviews.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Dec 29, 2016, 01:40 NKD
 
WaltC wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 23:43:
Weird to think that just a couple hundred years ago the average male lifespan in America was ~45 or thereabouts!

This is kind of a misleading statistic, however. Average life expectancy a couple hundred years ago was skewed lower by childhood mortalities. In the early to mid 1800s, if you made it to your 20s, you were probably going to make it to your 60s, and it wasn't unheard of for people to live into their 70s and 80s.

It wasn't routine for people to die in their 40s, nor was it viewed as old age.
 
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