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News Comments > Watch_Dogs Giveaway Joins ACIV: Black Flag and World in Conflict Freebies
9. Re: Watch_Dogs Giveaway Joins ACIV: Black Flag and World in Conflict Freebies Dec 20, 2017, 16:36 NKD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 08:51:
Maybe the 3rd game will not have us play a mass murdering terrorist nobody in any way sane can ever connect to. Wouldn't that be something....

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Of course, I dunno if that was intentional by Ubisoft to basically sabotage their entire plot this way in WD2, or if that was an accident.. But when behavior analysis flags him as a terrorist, then he becomes one after discovering this.... just.. wow. Tone deaf doesn't even begin to describe this plot..

At least in WD1, we played a genuine asshole, can get behind that. But in WD2 we play a terrorist, and I can't get behind that. Must be me

I've seen this criticism here before, but it doesn't make much sense. Yeah, Ubisoft The Game allows you to kill your enemies because it's a sandbox game, but you aren't forced to. I don't think there's a single person you have to kill in the game. If you're playing real stealthy, the number of people you even have to takedown at all, even with a taser, is pretty minimal. And canonically, Marcus isn't a killer.

Even if the crime prediction algorithm was able to predict Marcus' anarchist tendencies, does its accuracy make it ethical? And it's not even that accurate: Remember that Marcus got convicted of a crime he didn't commit based on that profile, before he even started looking into ctOS.

Also you're missing the dozens of other types of abuses of technology in the game, and how easily corruptable the system is. Even if it was 100% right about Marcus, which it wasn't, it still wouldn't be a vindication of the system.
 
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs Giveaway Joins ACIV: Black Flag and World in Conflict Freebies
4. Re: Watch_Dogs Giveaway Joins ACIV: Black Flag and World in Conflict Freebies Dec 20, 2017, 01:52 NKD
 
I actually liked the WD2 story alright. The ctOS and Blume, and the abuses of tech took center stage much more than in the first game. But I did get a little whiplash from the change in tone. It is a much, much lighter game than the first.

I felt that the DEDSEC people were about what you'd expect. Weirdo meme-lords with encyclopedic knowledge of geekdom. But I think it will get old fast if they stick with it, rather than changing things up and offering a variety. We've had Aiden "The Punisher" Pearce, and Marcus "Nerd Supreme" Holloway and his gang of dorks.

Rumor is the next game is going to be set in London, so I imagine the tone will change again. The developers have said that they want to match the tone of the game to the city it is set in. I can't imagine a London set game being as light-hearted as a game set in San Francisco, but it might not be as dark as Chicago either.

I wasn't a huge fan of Aiden Pearce, but after replaying the game I feel like he's not a lost cause as a protagonist and could be interesting to return to some day.
 
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs Giveaway Joins ACIV: Black Flag and World in Conflict Freebies
2. Re: Watch_Dogs Giveaway Joins ACIV: Black Flag and World in Conflict Freebies Dec 19, 2017, 21:48 NKD
 
I was replaying WD1 recently after I finished WD2, and surprisingly, the multiplayer modes were still popping quite fast. There must still be some people playing.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Dec 19, 2017, 20:07 NKD
 
I'd rather this shitty Robo-Trump be President than the real one.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2017, 18:31 NKD
 
The top 1% of income earners get 83% of the windfall from this tax bill. This isn't one of those things where you can interpret it one way or the other depending on your party affiliation. It's a straight up hand out to the wealthy that will result in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and frankly just about everything else that Republicans don't care about.

The tax burden has shifted over the last 80 years quite drastically. Corporations paid like 50% of the tax revenue, or more, in the 30s and 40s. Now they pay like 15%.

If you don't see a problem with robbing the poor to pay the rich, you're a fucking monster and don't belong in this country.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: US government names North Korea as the source of WannaCry Dec 19, 2017, 18:14 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 19, 2017, 15:05:
Simon Says wrote on Dec 19, 2017, 14:35:
I guess the Russia accusation didn't stick... So they're trying to make it stick elsewhere xD
You skip over the facts like they don't exist
There is still a year left of an investigation that has already achieved convictions.
tRumpie and the tRumpettes are running scared.
The fox is in the hen-house and there is nothing they can do but scream.

Don't even bother responding to Simon Says, he's literaly some squatting tracksuit wearer who immigrated from the Soviet Union and idolizes the shit out of Putin. If there's a post where Russia is accused of doing something shady, you'll find him in there absolving them of all guilt.
 
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News Comments > Unannounced Blizzard First-Person Game Features Vehicles
6. Re: Unannounced Blizzard First-Person Game Features Vehicles Dec 19, 2017, 10:47 NKD
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 19, 2017, 09:57:
Borderlands 3? Just... better than Borderlands? Yay!

And please no MMO... Please no MMO... Please no MMO... Single-player or no sale.

Single-player? From a company that makes literally all its money off multiplayer? Unlikely. MMO? Also unlikely, given that genre is now essentially crowdfunded disasters and foreign P2W imports.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2017, 01:55 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 22:46:
Blue you really need to ban these fucking trolls like Beamer and Redeye,. Why do you let those brats keep starting trouble? I guess their parents have no idea what they're doing in the basement besides tugging it. Send them back to 4Chan where they belong. All they ever do is troll and start trouble. It's tiresome.

What's life like living with crippling autism and zero ability for self-reflection?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
12. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 17, 2017, 01:42 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 21:34:

Cell phones are relatively new. More studies are underway.

If RF is killing us and we just haven't shown the symptoms yet, we're fucked.
 
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 Delayed Again
11. Re: Police Simulator 18 Delayed Again Dec 16, 2017, 23:10 NKD
 
NamecaF wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 01:09:
Wow, the anti-cop sentiment from you people is astounding. It kinda makes me hope your car gets stolen or you get assaulted. Lets see if you have the same attitude with the cops then.

This is the same tired shit every cop apologist who has never had to deal with the cops starts with.

Yeah, if my car gets stolen they'll find it weeks later in 50 pieces. If they find it at all. So useful. And if I get assaulted and call the cops, other person will claim I started it and we'll both get arrested until we both agree not to press charges to clear the whole mess up. And that's assuming it isn't just some random shithead who they'll never find in the first place.

And nevermind the fact that they are useless for protecting you in the first place. If you have an emergency situation the most they are gonna do is show up 15 minutes after you're dead, take notes, and make sure your body gets carted away in a timely manner. I'm sure I'll be grateful from my resting place in hell.

I've never been convicted of any crimes, or involved in any criminal shenanigans, and still every interaction I've had with cops has been a pain in the ass. Sitting there being polite as possible to some ego flexing asshole just so he won't charge me with contempt of cop or resisting verbal abuse. And not once have the cops ever done anything to actually help me.

My first interaction with the cops (that I can remember) was getting swatted as a teenager. We didn't call it swatting then, and my town didn't have a SWAT team, This was pre-widespread-militarization. But a bunch of cops surrounded my house and harassed me and my parents and tore our house apart looking for weapons, all because of some idiot making a phone call. I wasn't even the target, moron gave them the wrong address for whoever he was trying to fuck with.

EDIT: To be clear, it's probably easier to say what I think cops are good for, rather than all the stuff they are bad at. I think the main point of having a police force is as a deterrent, and to keep people generally hesistant to form mobs to seek their own justice. Even if they are incompetent and do a bad job of that, the illusion of justice is still worth something as a security blanket for people.

Also federal law enforcement does a fairly good job with white collar criminals, though the courts fall on their face, usually.

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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
9. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 16, 2017, 21:25 NKD
 
Unless I'm behind on this research, there hasn't been any credible link discovered between cell phone usage and illness. In addition, despite cell phone usage increasingly dramatically, there has been no corresponding increase in brain cancer diagnoses.  
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 Delayed Again
7. Re: Police Simulator 18 Delayed Again Dec 15, 2017, 14:30 NKD
 
They are adding an IQ test to the installer. If the player has an IQ above 80, the game won't install. Realistic hiring qualifications.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
35. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 15, 2017, 02:05 NKD
 
ventry wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 01:47:
NKD wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 01:04:
For all your dismissiveness about people "carrying on like a spoiled child" it's pretty much the tactic that Trump has proven works.

The funny thing is that when Obama got voted POTUS we (in Australia) didn't hear anything like we are hearing now from the losing side.

You probably didn't hear it because right wingers mostly keep to Fox News and Breitbart and other shitholes you're probably not interested in visiting.

Obama was a secret Kenyan Muslim Atheist, according to these people. He was going to take all our guns away, or put us all in FEMA concentration camps. And for "mainstream" news where they couldn't bring themselves to report on fabricated conspiracy theories, they had to really really dig for "legit" scandals. Remember when Fox News spilled their spaghetti about him wearing a tan suit to some briefing, or ordering dijon mustard, or saluting with a coffee in his hand one time? Or giving someone a fist bump and spending a whole week arguing about whether it was a "terrorist jab" or some such?

Right wing media spent the entire 8 years of Obama's presidency losing their collective fucking marbles and building up steam which helped them win in 2016. They did 8 investigations into Hillary Clinton for her actions as Secretary of State, none of which turned up anything. Not to mention the "BUT HER EMAILS" hysteria.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
28. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 15, 2017, 01:04 NKD
 
ventry wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 00:55:
It doesn't matter what side of politics you are from if you lose and carry on like a spoiled child about it then I WILL laugh my arse off at your pathetically useless antics.

How do you think people get motivated to get out and vote? They bitch, moan, and get pissed about shit. And even despite all that, we're lucky if a third of eligible voters actually go and vote. Nothing is gained by sitting there silent for 2 or 4 years waiting for the next election. Do that, and you're guaranteed to lose every time.

Trumpers were the most obnoxious pieces of shit on the Internet during his campaign, crying about everything, painting Hillary as the next Hitler. And guess what? It got their guy elected!

For all your dismissiveness about people "carrying on like a spoiled child" it's pretty much the tactic that Trump has proven works.

Also if you want to trade videos, I can post the one of a Trump supporter slamming his car into a crowd of protesters, killing one of them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
26. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 15, 2017, 00:12 NKD
 
ventry wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 23:48:

I, personally, don't give a rats arse who is the POTUS.
The laughs come from the cry-baby, sooky lala, sour grapes losers.
Adjust your own "tantrum throwing" attitudes because you didn't get your way and the LOLZ disappear.

The problem here, judging from your responses, is that you view it all as a big football game, just something where you root for some team and it doesn't really matter. But these things have real consequences. Policies are made that will make life either better, or worse for people.

It's not the equivalent of people "crying because their team lost." Because some team losing a football game doesn't cut off healthcare, or raise insurance premiums to unpayable levels, or send my friends off to die in some pointless war.

Maybe, just maybe, the reason you feel the way you do is because you're sitting there with your universal healthcare, low gun violence rate, and other "commie" amenities that people like Trump don't want us to have. If "Fuck you got mine" is all you have to offer, then you really shouldn't be posting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
21. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 14, 2017, 20:49 NKD
 
ventry wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 20:31:
Cutter wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 19:09:
Only idiots use chestnuts like that.

Ah! That 'ol chestnut:

[whiny voice] "It's all too hard so, others must give me stuff to solve my problems because... reasons" [/whiny voice]

Clown.

Says the guy who lives in a country with socialist commie medical care where people get medical care they don't deserve using someone elses money.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 14, 2017, 18:15 NKD
 
ventry wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 17:58:
AWWWW! Poor babies.

Quick! Run off to your "Safe Space".

I said to my wife when I found out that Trump was running for POTUS:
"I don't think he has a chance of winning but, if he does it will be hilarious."
He did and it was and continues to be.
You sorry arseholes don't even have the brains to realize that you are helping him to win in 2020.

Can't wait for 2020. If Trump wins again the lolz will be EPIC.

Some of us actually have to live in the US and can't just "lulz" from our make-nothing do-nothing prison colony. For those of us who do, having some reality TV star with dementia as our President is not a laughing matter.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 14, 2017, 17:12 NKD
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 16:02:
Now it's Russia hacked our election? lol

Before you go all global thermal nuclear war because crooked corrupt Hillary lost, I need to add some creature comforts to my Vault 101 fallout shelter.

Yes, because Donald Trump is neither crooked nor corrupt, he is a great honorable man! Jesus christ it's as if all you Trump retards are 12 years old and don't remember all the shady shit he has been getting up to for the last 40 years.

I ask you ten years ago about whether you'd support Donald Trump for President, and you'd say "Fuck off Donald Trump is a joke." or something to that effect.

Man what a time we live in when the Republicans are the ones in favor of bending over for Russia and want to be the naive little turds who think Russia is our friend and doesn't want anything but the best for us.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Launches Private Division
3. Re: Take-Two Launches Private Label Dec 14, 2017, 17:09 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 16:18:
Why not put the offices in places that small indie devs can actually afford to live? But that would make sense.

Probably because they are a publisher and will not be hiring developers to work in their own offices?
 
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News Comments > Crytek Suing Cloud Imperium
24. Re: Crytek Suing Cloud Imperium Dec 14, 2017, 03:21 NKD
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 02:13:
Kosumo wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 23:28:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 13, 2017, 23:12:
Whoever made that original engine contract must have been a fucking idiot if they did actually sign a "we don't change engine" clause.

You are talking about Ortwin and Chris "I married a tickle porn actress" Roberts.

He has not made a computer (or any that I know of) game in 20 years.

Wing Commander The Movie was a totally flop - he directed it.

He was black listed in Hollywood due to lawsuits.

Anyone who has given him money in the last 15 years as regreated it.

He lies all the time.

He deserves what is coming.

Dammit, can we have one thread where we aren't devolving into a political argument about the President? Every damn ti- oh, wait. Huh...

=-Rigs-=

HAHAHAHA! By god you're right! Chris Roberts is basically Trump!
 
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