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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback
3. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback Oct 13, 2017, 11:08 Verno
 
Lip service and wow, what a convoluted, dumb fucking progression system. Even Slick would be ashamed of this shit.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 13, 2017, 10:28 Verno
 
Shame, Mike had a great career with Bioware. Good luck!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2017, 10:27 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 23:56:
Vaccines may not cause autism but judging by the single-minded obsession and resistance to facts that anti-vaxxers exhibit, I have determined that anti-vax causes autism.

Bwhahahaha this made my morning.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Oct 13, 2017, 09:44 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 20:25:
Verno wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 16:03:
Here's the currency they can purchase from me: Middlefinger

I only charge $3.99 per Middlefinger

Act now!

Is that per finger, or for the pack?

It's per finger and each finger has a 1/100000000 chance to drop a card. Cards dropped can be redeemed for VernoCash which can be exchanged for cosmetics. If this sounds complicated and like gambling to you....LALALALALA I CANT HEAR YOU WHAT ITS NOT GAMBLING.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 09:40 Verno
 
Oh I know, I just like rubbing dat salt  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 13, 2017, 09:38 Verno
 
Microsoft spent all of last generation telling Valve and Sony to fuck off about cross-play so you reap what you sow.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2017, 08:23 Verno
 
bigspender wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 20:54:
The problem with a lot of the food studies is that they are funded by the people that sell the product. It's annoying and time consuming, but when you go into the studies, it becomes pretty clear that they are designed to mislead.

I'm not trying to be difficult here but I've heard that song and dance before, I never see any proof follow it. There are multiple sourced studies in my links, please feel free to point out who is misleading whom and who they are funded by. I'm an open minded guy, I'm quite willing to be wrong or change my point of view but in this area I feel like the misinformation is not coming from industry. In fact I see a lot of charlatans online, many profit motivated, trying to convince people they can cure most illnesses through diet which is a complete falsehood.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 08:18 Verno
 
He got elected President against all odds, pretty sure he can at least read

 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2017, 16:03 Verno
 
Here's the currency they can purchase from me: Middlefinger

I only charge $3.99 per Middlefinger

Act now!
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Room Space Getting Roomier
18. Re: Re: Steam VR Room Space Getting Roomier Oct 12, 2017, 16:00 Verno
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:09:
Verno wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 08:42:
Valve is a privately held corporation so it's really none of your concern. They can do whatever they want in VR as long as they sustain themselves. Valve got out of the Steam box game right quick and put it on OEMs because they saw the risk there. I doubt they have as much tied up into this as you think.

Valve isn't the sole creator of the Vive. The device is jointly created by Valve and HTC. HTC is a notable publicly traded firm on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE). In other words, all major VR devices are developed by publicly traded firms with financial responsibility to their shareholders.

Well you got me there, gotta own it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2017, 15:06 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 11:18:
I've always felt collectable card games were a scam, so the comparison doesn't make loot boxes sound any better to me.

Haha of course. Just even the surface argument is ludicrous.

Put in your real life currency. Pull lever. Flashy Lights. A randomized "reward" pops out that will likely be nowhere near the value of the currency you input. What does that sound like to everyone else?

I would hate to be the ESRB guy who has to defend this shit with a straight face. Listen guys this thing that looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck is totally not a fucking duck. Also give us money and keep hitting the spinny wheel.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Boasts 10M Players
7. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Boasts 10M Players Oct 12, 2017, 14:52 Verno
 
As I said in the previous thread, still very doubtful of these numbers. Regardless they should put it on Steam at some point.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 14:46 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:42:
Not for the first time, you seem annoyed at your own assumptions about me.

Quite the contrary, you're one of my favorite posters on this site. I was just explaining myself since you said I didn't do it adequately the first time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 14:29 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:20:
She's not in the news for her lifetime of comments, she's in the news for standing up to sexual assault and she's getting a hell of a lot of stick for that - so without any further context, it looked like you joined the many people criticising her for speaking up. I didn't say it makes her a good person, I said that your comment looked bad without knowing your reasons.

Fair enough, I just assumed people had some context on her but I forget shes not exactly an A lister anymore so perhaps people haven't heard her various "issues" over the years.

"You want to play? Lets play #ROSEARMY"

Be careful where you hitch your wagon, she is not Ashley Judd.

It is possible to separate her being an asshole and her being a victim of a horrible act. One is not necessarily because of the other, nor does it mean I am unsympathetic but that only goes so far in explaining her actions over the years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 13:44 Verno
 
No one won this. She posted someone's personal details, all the shit that she's facing doesn't make that OK. Twitter suspended someone who's speaking out against sexual assault, that doesn't look good.

Neither does describing a victim of assault as a fucking psycho, but I'm sure there's a reason for that...

Sorry I forgot that automatically makes her a good person and her lifetime of idiotic comments are automatically wiped clean. Just off the top of my head twice she's gone after the gay and trans communities for no reason, had numerous public meltdowns and her extreme brand of feminism is not to my taste.

I don't "support rape" or something equally ridiculous because I dislike Rose McGowan, don't even go there. I haven't liked her for a long time now, long before knowing who Harvey Weinstein is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 12, 2017, 13:30 Verno
 
dubfanatic wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 12:59:
It's going to look pretty silly when in 30 years we have all these regulations and requirements for tech that never panned out

Are you referring to self driving cars? You don't think that's the inevitable future? Or are you referring to the tech insider mind hijack thing?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2017, 12:52 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 12:35:
The McDougall program is essentially the same as Ornish and Esselstein, and so is the reasoning: even moderate amounts of fat and cholesterol lead over time to heart disease and cancer. These basically vegan diets have been shown to be best at preventing these illnesses over 30 year longitudinal studies.

No, your body creates a lot of that "poison" itself. In much larger amounts than you consume. It is important to regulate how much fat you consume, particularly foods with trans fats but dietary cholesterol like eggs is relatively unimportant by comparison. For diabetics it is a concern, not the average person. To be honest I'm surprised to hear that still being repeated, it is considered outdated thinking by every nutrionist and doctor I know.

Because humans are genetically progammed to seek out these sweet and oily foods, and higher prices are a disincentive. Also, the money can be used for the subsidies.

I don't disagree that people seek out sodium/sugar whenever possible but I don't think taxation is the answer. First of all good luck implementing it and second it gives the opposition an easy trigger point and PR strategy. I think we can find some money to subsidize healthy foods, the government has more than enough inefficiency to address.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 11:11 Verno
 
Rose McGowan is a fucking psycho so uh, good.

The Movies Anywhere thing looks cool, I've been hoping for a unified app/service for awhile now. The Nvidia Shield comes closest to that experience but unfortunately Netflix continues to be assholes about integrating their library with external searching. They want everything gated through their app so they can spam you with their original content instead of letting you just queue up direct plays outside of it. Thanks Netflix I really needed 100 more stand up specials in my life.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2017, 08:54 Verno
 
bigspender wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 00:03:
This doctor has personally cured some 6000 peoples obesity, plus hundreds of thousands more that have applied his methods.

He speaks a little about 'the system' which keeps people sick and obese in this presentation, it's fairly interesting.

I know anecdotes don't count for much, but he's right on the average life expactancy and still working (instead of dying) which he puts down to his lifestyle of stuffing your face with the right foods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWavdmw3rgw

The list of disallowed foods is hilarious, eggs are bad again everyone. What an absurd diet, absolute nonsense and totally unsustainable for most people. I honestly can't tell if you're trolling me or not. Also be very careful when talking about "curing" people of things.

1. Taxes on soda, candy, and chips are one part of a multi-prong strategy to encourage healthy eating. They are an important, but not a magic bullet.

Why do we need to do this at all? Why not just subsidize healthy foods?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2017, 08:49 Verno
 
theglaze wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 02:12:
“While there’s an element of chance in these mechanics, the player is always guaranteed to receive in-game content (even if the player unfortunately receives something they don’t want). We think of it as a similar principle to collectible card games: Sometimes you’ll open a pack and get a brand new holographic card you’ve had your eye on for a while. But other times you’ll end up with a pack of cards you already have.”

I hate to say it, but that makes sense to me..

It's a game of chance for real money and that doesn't cut it. At the very minimum they need to publish the odds and be regulated like similar industries. The idea that "oh well you got something no matter what" doesn't resonate with me. Did you get exactly your cash in value? No? Ok then we're still gambling. There's no reason the gaming industry should be less regulated than your county fair raffle for fucks sake.

Also when have publishers ever exercised moderation? You guys know where this is headed. Defend it now to your own chagrin later on.
 
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