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Signed On Mar 17, 2008, 21:55
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
20. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jun 25, 2013, 00:06 JohnnyRotten
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 12:37:
Just because it's legal doesn't make it right. The law is not always right, in fact it's often wrong. Considering NSA may have spied on foreign countries, from where I'm standing they did something illegal, and even if it's legal within the US it sure as fuck ain't right.

I refer you to this article.

Of course it's legal. The government is the sole mechanism that defines "legal". And if by some minor coincidence, some "I" isn't dotted or some "T" isn't crossed, the government will retroactively make it "legal". Every government in history, despotic or otherwise, has without exception, only done "legal" things inside of their own framework.

Therefore, it's a meaningless word in this context. And to waste even a second debating whether the team that makes up the rules as they go is following them accomplishes nothing, and is a suckers game for children.

"But, the Constitution." you say (in the specific case here of the runaway US government). Fuck you I say. You don't have a single right, you have privileges which any branch or minor bureaucrat of the federal government can revoke (or simply refuse to recognize at all) at will.

"But it limits the government only to powers expressly laid out in the document," you say. Fuck you again I say. That piece of paper doesn't mean a goddamned thing without the will and discipline to enforce it.

That document is dead, dead, dead. And there isn't any amount of bitching now that is going to change any of it. The power has long since left the hands of the people. You don't get a say in what happens next. But feel free to quibble over the details about how fucked we are.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
100. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 23, 2013, 12:17 JohnnyRotten
 
Oh, and to post something related to the topic:

IMHO, this issue exists in the society, not just in the microcosm of the gaming industry. The situation is the same in both. There is no special pleading to make here about defining this as a unique "problem" with special "solutions" specifically for this industry.

Therefore (again IMHO), if/when society as a whole sees a value in change and makes that change, the gaming industry will come along as well. The article is just troll/hit bait along the old the "will someone please think of the children" lines.


TL;DNR: Saying that this one small corner of society is doing a "bad" thing while ignoring or minimizing that the same happens in society as whole is just trolling for hits, fan boys, concern trolls, etc.

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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
99. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 23, 2013, 12:07 JohnnyRotten
 
Verno wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 15:07:
Prez wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 14:30:
Interestingly, he's the only person on my ignore list. While we have a lot of stupidity and shills around here, most of them are more than willing to have a civilized if pointless and one-sided debate.


He's the only one on mine too. He is so deluded by his self-perceived superiority to such an extent that any deviation from his stated position puts you squarely in the category of the very villainy that he is raiiling against. Having an opposing opinion to his "perfect" one is akin to a crime.

I've had Beamer on ignore for just about a year and can honestly say it made the forums much more pleasurable to read. The key is to not take the bait when he trolls you which you still see if someone quotes it. Thankfully I see fewer and fewer people quoting him which is nice, appears that others are finding the same thing. Right now my list is basically him, Thundr and that weirdo EA PR flunkie.

I used to enjoy a certain sense of schadenfreude watching him dance after pointing out the obvious holes in his wall-o-text trolls. It also used to be fun calling out his endless fallacious appeals to authority Vis--vis his "I'm claiming that I've been in a thousand careers and thus will speak with as the sole and absolute expert on everything", but it isn't as fun as it used to be.

His buttons are too easy to press and the responses are just the same regurgitations now (which basically boils down to endless posts on his absolute certainty on how 100% right he his).

Troll baiting with him isn't as fun as it used to be. Maybe I should stop...
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
33. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 21, 2013, 12:50 JohnnyRotten
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 11:53:
Balmer should have left when Gates left. The company has been in a tailspin since.

They should fire the entire marketing dept after that xbox one fiasco.

There is a phenomenal second article about MS issues that is well worth the read (it was linked to in the original):

Microsoft's Lost Decade
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
27. Re: Beleszinski is a whiner Jun 21, 2013, 10:47 JohnnyRotten
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 10:42:
The purchase cycle does NOT work that way for games. People tend to either be used buyers or new buyers.

How did you come to that conclusion?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
14. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2013, 23:08 JohnnyRotten
 
On the Beleszinski front, I thought Jim Sterling put it best:

Used games and 'AAA' games are incompatible? Good!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jun 20, 2013, 23:02 JohnnyRotten
 
What's the DRM on Gamestop DL's ?  
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News Comments > MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks
127. Re: MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks Jun 20, 2013, 22:45 JohnnyRotten
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 19:50:
The xbox one eighty. Good lord that is stuck.

Xbox one -> xbone -> xbox one eighty.

When they change their mind and flip the DRM switch a few patches down the road, they will have come full circle: The Xbox 360.

Oh, wait...
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Eternals Fundraising Suspended
9. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Fundraising Suspended Jun 5, 2013, 15:21 JohnnyRotten
 
NKD wrote on Jun 5, 2013, 09:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 5, 2013, 01:03:
Blues is getting more cynical lately ;p Like it!

Blues hit the cynicism level cap 5 or 6 years ago.

Expansion pack!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
16. Re: Evening Consolidation May 23, 2013, 10:59 JohnnyRotten
 
Cutter wrote on May 22, 2013, 21:49:
Shitbox One, when you're shit you're shit.

Ahh, but you'd be the number one shit...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Apr 16, 2013, 21:02 JohnnyRotten
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 14:06:
Dishonored?

I've been on the fence about Dishonored, kind of figured it was an AC clone. Worth getting?
 
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News Comments > EA "Wins" Consumerist Poll Again
37. Re: EA Apr 10, 2013, 12:02 JohnnyRotten
 
Flak wrote on Apr 9, 2013, 23:58:
...perpetual mediocrity

That would be a great band name.
 
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News Comments > EA "Wins" Consumerist Poll Again
36. Re: EA Apr 10, 2013, 11:58 JohnnyRotten
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 9, 2013, 23:41:
Plain and simple, it's vote-bombing from a contingent that really thinks the new SimCity is the worst thing that's happened to modern society.

Then again, the warning flags were all over the place on that one. EA didn't exactly go out of their way to hide it - it was their experiment, and they deserved to have it blow up in their faces.

But to say they're markedly worse than any of the other companies mentioned? Doubt it. Bank of America, Comcast, and TWC are all in more methodological polling considered some of the worst customer service in North America. A poorly-executed game doesn't rate next to the perfidy of those other firms.

I don't disagree that their was vote bombing, but so what? This isn't an election for President of the US, and the fact that people were willing to do this only for them (and not BOA, Comcast, etc) is just another sign of consumer discontent, not that someone rigged the contest.

Don't forget they also won last year, before the release of SimCity, which is another bad sign.

Also, EA winning the poo award was the #1 news item for me on Yahoo this AM.
 
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News Comments > Europa Universalis III Chronicles for Free
5. Re: Europa Universalis III Chronicles for Free Apr 10, 2013, 11:51 JohnnyRotten
 
Hmmm, when I click on the link here (and the one I got in email), it says $29.99. Anyone still getting it for free?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
68. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 8, 2013, 17:30 JohnnyRotten
 
nin wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 17:18:
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can

I was just listening to ziggy stardust earlier...small world.


I played that over and over as I tried to make it to, and then after a few flights, land on the mun.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
67. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 8, 2013, 17:25 JohnnyRotten
 
nin wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 17:16:
I spent a lot of time designing rescue ships that would link with old capsule and take it back to earth.

Were you able to do it?


Only twice. Some of my early designs didn't have a forward hatch. On those I tried to push them down out of orbit, but that generally ended in an explosion.

I had three with hatches, but the first time I brought one down the parachute location on the rescue vehicle caused spin issues, and the original capsule exploded when it hit the ground. I fixed that for rescues 2 and 3. It was really fun matching up the orbits and using RCS to join the ships. Got some cool screen shots laying around somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
65. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 8, 2013, 17:17 JohnnyRotten
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 7, 2013, 20:39:
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 7, 2013, 20:32:
I finally got a Kerbal into space...unfortunately for him I didn't plan very well past the "get into space part" so he's on a .....very long journey right now. Very very long.

"I know a boy who couldn't stand the ground
And always he was skyward bound
The saddest thing is he's up there now
But all he says is he wants to come down"
- from Phideaux's song "Kiteman"


For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much (she knows!)
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
63. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 8, 2013, 17:11 JohnnyRotten
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 7, 2013, 20:32:
I finally got a Kerbal into space...unfortunately for him I didn't plan very well past the "get into space part" so he's on a .....very long journey right now. Very very long.

I've left a few of those behind. I spent a lot of time designing rescue ships that would link with old capsule and take it back to earth.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
62. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 8, 2013, 17:07 JohnnyRotten
 
Dev wrote on Apr 7, 2013, 16:16:
Kerbal... fine, I broke down and got it.

After watching videos like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9lCOTfTQVk
(someone's attempt to make a space shuttle style vehicle)

I pretty much had to get it. Even though its not on sale.

Its great to see so many non AAA type titles on the list.

KSP is ridiculously fun. I played it for a week just to keep trying out different failure combinations before I turned to the wiki.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite
103. Re: Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite Apr 1, 2013, 00:24 JohnnyRotten
 
Bought the game based on comments in this thread. Just finished it. Wow. Just wow.  
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