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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 13:13 Verno
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:03:
The 2 elections can't be compared. US citizens voted Trump in because they were stupid, yes, I agree. But polls after the election confirmed that Canadian citizens voted to kick Harper out, it was their main motivation, not to elect Trudeau#2.

Nah I think it's fair to compare them, they both ran heavily on restoring the middle class and on more "fairness" in politics. Also Canadians could've elected Mulcair (lol) who ran a relatively center of the road campaign but chose Trudeau who was saying all the right things to relate to the voter despite zero experience with them. There were other factors sure (staledated Harper) but ultimately people chose Trudeau.

Of course we can dive deeper into this and say Mulcair ran away from his own base which pushed people towards the Liberals which is fine but ultimately I was just pointing out something that amused me - Trump and Trudeau, both rich trust fund babies, promising to bring back fairness and the middle class. Trudeau is just better at PR than Trump.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 12:50 Verno
 
panbient wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 12:10:
Trudeau is really only good at photo ops and long winded idealistic speeches.

I have to agree, I love a previous posters take on the guy "Total Mimbo". He totally retreats on substance every time and is more concerned with his PR profile. The fact that he won an election for the middle class when hes a silver spoon, trust fund baby is irony right up there with Trump courting the trailer park vote.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
15. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 12:13 Verno
 
wrlwnd wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 11:37:
Um.

People are free to NOT buy these games.

Duh.

I guess we don't need to regulate casinos either because people are totally free to not go. Or anything else with addictive properties. Society has no role to play in protecting its citizens, all that matters is the Almighty Dollar.

Thanks for clearing that up Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
12. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 12:02 Verno
 
Good, happy to see some debate and attention on this stuff. Mobile IAP shit is about as scummy as it gets and I don't want the AAA industry to end up this way.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2017, 12:49 Verno
 
Another year bites the dust, happy birthday Blue.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy Affects EA Stock and NFS Payback
22. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy Affects EA Stock and NFS Payback Nov 21, 2017, 08:42 Verno
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 20:56:
From a greedy shareholder perspective EA shouldn't have had the "open beta" demo, and they shouldn't have allowed early access to the game because it gave youtubers an opportunity to criticize the MT system ahead of it's wide release.

I'm pretty sure that's the lesson learned going forward.


Haha exactly, I'm glad someone else pointed this out. That's what publishers tend to learn from these things. Don't let them talk about it until its too late.
 
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News Comments > Unlock All Star Wars Battlefront II Characters in 24 Hours
20. Re: Unlock All Star Wars Battlefront II Characters in 24 Hours Nov 20, 2017, 15:36 Verno
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 14:12:
Even if they cleaned up this mess they're still sitting at a 72% metacritic score which is pretty damning for a triiiiple AAAAAA title. The user scores are typical but I don't think I've ever seen it go below 1 for any other game.

Another record, maybe?

Yeah at OpenCritic it's 69/67 critic and user reviews respectively. I was surprised at how many critical reviews were harsh on this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2017, 15:11 Verno
 
I admire your restraint from boasting about the Giants victory  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 20, 2017, 13:14 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 12:51:
The allegation is that 7 years ago he grabbed her ass for several seconds, in full view of the public and her husband, at a state fair, during a photograph.

Could have happened, but I'm skeptical of this accusation for the moment. I really doubt that if true, it was the only time he's done it, given the hundreds of women he has to have taken similar pictures with. A guy who would do something so brazen while in office, isn't just gonna do it once. I suspect that if it's true, we'll see more accusations along the same lines soon.

I wonder too if she just got jostled or he accidentally touched her during an arm wrap or something similar. Those things can be pretty crowded and hey, accidents do happen. Oh well, I guess we'll find out shortly if more pop up. I've always liked Al so I really want to give him the benefit of the doubt.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 20, 2017, 12:05 Verno
 
Another Al Franken accuser, this time while he was in office. I don't think he's commented on it yet though so not verified.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 14:33 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:11:
Also, what was the last Zack Snyder joint in which dozens of people didn't die?

Snyder isn't even doing spectacle very well anymore, he's just really dragging that whole ship down. Batman v Superman was such a dreadful film on so many levels and a complete waste of the talent in it. DCEU in his eyes is just this dreary mess with half hearted dialogue and a bunch of disjointed plot threads that will be tied together by a big sky beam or something.

Also Aquaman is just fucking laughable. I mean I guess they had to take a shot after Marvel managed to somehow make money on Antman but jesus christ, Aquaman is like a running gag in terms of worst potential screen adaptation. Any time spent on him in Justice League is just wasting depth for the other characters IMO.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 10:29 Verno
 
Those damned ninjas are chopping onions in here again  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled
47. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled Nov 17, 2017, 09:07 Verno
 
I just have to wonder how they could ever think its a good idea.

If you're going to put in things that affect balance, they shouldn't be sleazy as fuck. +20% fire rate should also have some sort of downside like +20% to damage taken. At least then there is some sort of tradeoff instead of "just pay to be objectively better". The quasi-gambling stuff is disgusting too.

Star Wars cosmetics would sell like hotcakes, there is zero need for any of this. It was just some shareholder dividend maximization bullshit. Greed for the sake of it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2017, 14:54 Verno
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 13:53:
Decided to pass on SWBF2. I'm not interested in multiplayer. Endless reviews all show one thing: the single-player campaign is very short. I'll wait until it's on sale or there's a cheap CD key. Hoping by the time the game is on sale I'll have an upgraded machine.

Most of the reviews I've read seemed to indicate the singleplayer campaign could barely be labeled as such. I would definitely wait til its real cheap if that's your focus.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2017, 12:51 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 12:40:
Verno wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 12:29:
Man the sexual harassment apocalypse continues. This time it's Al Franken.

Shit, that's a bummer. WTF, Al??? He does good work otherwise. Surprised it came so late in his career, as i mentioned before, I would have assumed there'd be skeletons there from when he worked at SNL.

Yeah apparently it happened back in 2006 but of course this is just the first accusation. These things tend to snowball so perhaps we'll see more from earlier years. He already apologized is the reason I'm treating it as a given BTW.

Al Franken though, man. That one really hurts, he was such a moralizing crusader and I have to admit I really believed he was above that kind of thing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2017, 12:29 Verno
 
Man the sexual harassment apocalypse continues. This time it's Al Franken.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Guy reviews his office's terrible new Nov 15, 2017, 14:07 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 13:56:
I'm always wishing I could have heard the planning discussions on products like this. The product is so bad you have to wonder why half the people at the meeting weren't saying, "WTF. One of the worst ideas I've heard in years."

It reminds me of a smartfridge prototype at CES awhile back. The marketing staff were trying their best to come up with features that would make it desirable. "You can always know whats in your fridge!". All you had to do to get this wonderful convenience was scan each item's UPC as it came or left the fridge hahah. Hope your produce is barcoded too.

Or you could just you know, open the damned fridge.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
41. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 15, 2017, 13:17 Verno
 
How dare people want to enjoy their luxury activity, ENTITLED MUCH?! People defending "grinding" ITT.

We just need the EA rep himself in here talking about what a sense of accomplishment it is to round things out. Or perhaps he already is.

If EA wants to ship freemium grindathons then fucking do that instead of charging $60 and coming up with a ridiculous currency/progression system.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 15, 2017, 13:02 Verno
 
Telltale took on way too many projects, I understand why but it was just too much to manage.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints
47. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Grind Complaints Nov 13, 2017, 15:09 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 14:50:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 13, 2017, 11:47:
This is amusing, I've never seen a post with hundreds of thousands of downvotes before... Nobody deserves it more than an EA rep regurgitating PR bullshit.

-406172 (down) votes in 1 day, that's a new record afaik

I'm not surprised and it's well earned, they're literally monetizing annoyance.
 
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