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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed
24. Re: Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed Jun 18, 2017, 22:30 NKD
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed
1. Re: Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed Jun 18, 2017, 12:26 NKD
 
Gotta keep people playing the online mode so they can keep selling them Shark Cards! Can't do that if cheaters chase people off I suppose.

Miss the days of single-player GTA.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2017, 12:20 NKD
 
Dad's been gone for many years and I don't have any kids (that I know of.) But maybe my cat will bring me a dead animal.

As I said in the other thread, the B5 cast has been really hard hit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 18, 2017, 12:12 NKD
 
Yeah this isn't really controversial if you know even a little about the law. We're not talking about a one-off exclamation "Hey go kill yourself asshole!" said during some argument to an otherwise sane person. In that scenario you're not even going to come close to involuntary manslaughter. You're not even going to be charged, let alone convicted.

As Prez said, this was a months long campaign against someone she knew was suicidal and unstable. This had forseeable, obvious, and highly likely consequences.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Elite Dangerous The Return Patch Plans Jun 18, 2017, 12:04 NKD
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 04:07:
NKD wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 02:10:
Rigs wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 00:26:
*sigh* Wishful thinking, I suppose...

he isn't dead! he's just exploring beyond the rim, with Dr. Franklin and G'kar =((((

Yeah JMS has been so busy with other stuff that he just couldn't get any other B5 stuff pushed forward. Now that half the cast are gone, and the rest are doing their own thing, I don't think we'll see any more.

Maybe someone could do a good reboot at some point...

not a reboot. i don't think anyone's sad attempt at remaking b5 would ever compare favorably to the masterpiece. but b5's timeline is so huge, they could just as easily write a new story anywhere from -billions of years to +1 million years. i'd certainly watch the story of valen during the first shadow war.

I think if JMS had creative control he could probably do another solid story in the B5 universe or even a reboot. But the station itself and the characters were so central to what made B5 great, not the larger universe. Another story in the B5 universe would be little different than just a new series set in some other universe.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Elite Dangerous The Return Patch Plans Jun 18, 2017, 02:10 NKD
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 00:26:
*sigh* Wishful thinking, I suppose...

Yeah JMS has been so busy with other stuff that he just couldn't get any other B5 stuff pushed forward. Now that half the cast are gone, and the rest are doing their own thing, I don't think we'll see any more.

Maybe someone could do a good reboot at some point...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2017, 23:24 NKD
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 17, 2017, 22:01:
One of the great tragedies of TV history is that the way Babylon 5 was made makes it impossible for a remastering to HD. *sigh*

It's unlikely but not impossible. It was shot on film and could be re-scanned in HD, even at 16:9. But they'd need to create all new CGI from scratch, which probably makes it unlikely to be worth the cost of creating.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2017, 23:13 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2017, 19:23:
Huh, I hadn't heard she'd done it to garner attention. Sounds like Munchausen by proxy.

Definitely something wrong with her in the head. Hopefully whatever sentence she gets includes some serious psychiatric care.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 17, 2017, 23:08 NKD
 
Explore New Worlds - Players can also explore galaxies created by other players, including prominent scientists and fictional world-builders like Tyson, Bill Nye, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Peter Beagle.

Well I know what galaxy I'm NOT going to.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2017, 20:15 NKD
 
SlimRam wrote on Jun 17, 2017, 19:56:
Another to add to the list:

Stephen Furst died from complications of diabetes. He was 63.

Sorry to say that Vir is dead, probably one of my favorite characters from 'Babylon 5'. Stephen was in 'Animal House' too

This cast can't catch a break jesus christ...

Per JMS the main cast who have passed on: Michael O'Hare, Andreas Katsulas, Jeff Conaway, Jerry Doyle, Richard Biggs, now Stephen Furst.

Biggs was 44 years old, the rest all kicked off around 60.

Tons of supporting actors and crew gone as well of course.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2017, 17:35 NKD
 
Speech isn't just the content of your words, it's also an action. One that can have forseeable consequences to the recipient and thus be reckless, or worse. Harassment, slander, threats of violence, incitements to violence, and so on are routinely remedied via the law, despite the fact that they are technically speech.

In this case the girl singled out her boyfriend whom she knew to be suicidal and vulnerable and aggressively pressured him for months to kill himself. Then when he did do it, she made it clear that her motivations were to get attention for herself as the grieving girlfriend. It was all about her.

This was not a case of a one-off text like 'KYS asshole!" said in the heat of an argument.

Involuntary manslaughter is probably the best they could do, but if we had a truly fair system, this level of malicious intent towards a suggestible victim would have raised this to murder.
 
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News Comments > John Guthrie Leaves Valve?
5. Re: John Guthrie Leaves Valve? Jun 17, 2017, 01:36 NKD
 
Successfully shipped titles look better on a resume than time sitting at a desk playing Solitaire, and are probably more psychologically rewarding too.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Oh Please, Oh Please, Oh Please Jun 17, 2017, 01:23 NKD
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 17, 2017, 00:02:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 23:53:
"President Pence" has a nice ring to it.
No, it doesn't. And if you did a bit of research on Pence you'd probably agree.

Pence is pretty disgusting but he would at least not humiliate our country half as bad as Trump. Prior to the election I joked that Pence was impeachment insurance... now I'm 100% certain I would prefer Pence if for no other reason than predictability and to be rid of Trump.

I feared Trump would just be a Republican puppet, but at least less reliable of one than Pence. Instead, Trump has proved to be chaos incarnate and a PR disaster for America, doing shit that damages both parties and the country as a whole.

Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 17, 2017, 00:00:
The problem being a possible revolt by the Trump supporters.

What are they gonna do? Vote for a Democrat or third party? Trump has nearly no support left outside the hardcore Republican base, and those people have nowhere to go. He's closing in on the absolute minimum approval rating you can feasibly obtain. You can count on around 25% of Americans to approve of the President strictly on party loyalty no matter how badly he fucks up. Nixon resigning in the midst of impeachment still had 24% of the public behind him. Trump's already down to 35% not even six months in, which itself is historic.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Oh Please, Oh Please, Oh Please Jun 16, 2017, 23:44 NKD
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 22:50:
All these things are big positives for the people who elected him, and the GOP knows it.

I think it's the other way around. The reason people think those things are positive is because their God Emperor Trump did them. They don't care about policy, they care about the team they are on. If we were looking at a President Hillary Clinton, the same exact policies would be criticized roundly by the conservative base and Fox News.

In addition, many of the things Trump has done would not have been done by any other Republican candidate because they simply cost more political capital than they were worth, and nearly every alternative Republican candidate was, and is, more competent than Trump at actually furthering the agenda of the Republican party.

Trump only cares about himself and the Republicans know this. If and when it becomes clear that he is more trouble than he is worth, they'll turn on him. The bar for this is quite high however, having a useful idiot in the Oval Office is quite valuable even if he is troublesome. It remains to be seen whether that bar can be reached.
 
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1. Re: etc. Jun 16, 2017, 15:19 NKD
 
"Sorry, we need to sell more Shark Cards." -Rockstar  
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News Comments > IO Interactive Goes Indie; Owns Hitman
5. Re: IO Interactive Goes Indie; Owns Hitman Jun 16, 2017, 15:19 NKD
 
Really enjoyed the latest Hitman. As someone who dislikes episodic games, I found the format with the larger levels actually works great for it. It was never really a strong series for story anyway, and the main gripe about episodic gaming is waiting for a storyline to advance as if it was a TV show.

Glad to see they kept their hands on the IP.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer
27. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Jun 15, 2017, 23:11 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 18:26:
DangerDog wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 17:20:
I'd be fine with replacing the nazis with radical islamic terrorists.

I mean, who doesn't want to kill terrorists?

FC 5 let's you kill radical Christian cultists. Will that suffice?

Mormons? Please tell me its not Jehovahs Witnesses, I don't think I could play a game where 90% of the enemies are little old ladies.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer
8. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Jun 15, 2017, 13:35 NKD
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 13:30:
I wonder when Ilsa will show up in a Wolfenstein game.

Pretty sure they are going with this version.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 14, 2017, 20:35 NKD
 
In other good news, the Senate passed new sanctions on Russia, in response to their meddling in our election, by a vote of 97-2 and included limitations that prevent Trump from unilaterally lifting such sanctions without the approval of Congress.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2017, 09:44 NKD
 
That's a lot closer to a total eclipse from my location than I thought!  
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