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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 1, 2017, 11:51 Verno
 
As if it wasn't already established that both men and women can die brutally in a post apocalyptic world they created with the first game. People are being absurd about the TLOU2 trailer, just polygon and the press looking for clicks. They can put on their big boy pants and deal with it, I'm glad Sony basically said as much.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 1, 2017, 10:51 Verno
 
NamecaF wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 00:16:
All this knee-jerk over-reaction and PC, social media bullshit is getting out of hand. Netflix have just lost a lot of respect with their handling of all this.

If Kevin Spacey invited your 14 year old daughter to his hotel room, attempted to have sex with her against her wishes to the point where she had to forcibly flee the room and escaped only by chance, somehow I don't think this would be such a "knee jerk overreaction" situation.

The real shame of this is that he won't face charges to either clear his name or receive the punishment that might be deserved. I don't like this "tried in the press" stuff but that doesn't mean the behavior itself isn't totally awful. It isn't a question of automatic belief either, people don't tend to apologize when they've done nothing wrong.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2017, 10:22 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 14:09:
And I've read that on average, runners have better joints than the general population (not that that's a very high bar. ).

To me you need nearly perfect biomechanics, otherwise you will eventually fuck up your cartilage or meniscus in your knees. I'm talking to make it a lifetime thing, not just something done casually. There are many people who just jog casually a few days a week and probably aren't doing it enough to do any real damage. If you have the physiology to do it 3-4 days a week for years then hey, I envy you. I would just caution you not to speak too soon, 10 years of pounding away can do some damage.

I do love running though, that's the shame. I live in a beautiful rural area and jog/hike the trails in the spring/summer. It's soul restoring. Unfortunately my old man knees no longer agree.

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes
19. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes Nov 1, 2017, 08:49 Verno
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 06:37:
I liked the ancient EA and the old EA. The last games I liked were the Crysis, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect games. The current EA is dead to me - they just don't produce any games anymore that I am interested in. So I don't have to boycott EA because the natural split has already happened.

Yeah agreed. I got OK mileage out of BF1 but even that formula is wearing thin now. They aren't offering me any memorable SP games anymore so I don't think I will be getting any of their stuff in the future. Anthem for example just looks like a Destiny clone, basically a microtransaction vehicle.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
97. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 11:26 Verno
 
Yesterday's news has brought up more questions than answers, but they're interesting questions that show progress is being made. Absolutely no question of impeachment based on what's known now. The emulsions clause is more likely and that's never had a snowball's proverbial.

What's interesting is that he's now on the twitter attack with Papadopoulos since he agreed to cooperate. Makes me wonder if hes insulated from this or not.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
94. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 10:56 Verno
 
Okay, first I thought I said nothing had come out which would get him impeached. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what I said.

Second, impeachment is a political process not a legal one. Hence it suffers all the problems any political process does.

Third, unless I misread your "tone" (certainly possible) you'll disagree when I say IMHO, Trump has already committed impeachable offenses. I believe he attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey. That said, even if every single GOP member of Congress agreed with me on that, they still would not impeach him.

If you were referring to me, sorry if I missed you saying that initially. I don't think he's done anything impeachable yet (of what we've heard so far) and I do think that some of congress would support impeachment if he did but it depends on the transgression IMO. There are certainly party stalwarts that would not, I'm not going to deny that. If it was serious enough though I do believe you could get some republican reps to support it, particularly with the ongoing conflicts within the GOP at the moment.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 10:44 Verno
 
Halloween is so much fun and the town here really gets into it. We've got our house all done and a ton of candy ready. Conveniently most of the candy just happens to be kinds that we like just in case there's leftovers  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 10:23 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 10:20:
Point at the doll where the bad man touched you.

First of all, wow are you an idiot? "Point at the doll where the bad man touched you" in the context of attempted rape of a minor, stay classy. Second, give me a break. You've spent the past month forum stalking me, trying to troll me with unrelated political and social links. But when you make a blatantly hypocritical and frankly disgusting statement that directly contradicts something you said previously, I'm supposed to just ignore it and let you save face? But even then I gave you an out to do the right thing in my last post and instead you made a childish trolling attempt.

I thought you were a legitimate poster, not an immature troll. Apparently I was wrong.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 10:08 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 17:48:
I think Keyser Söze's apology and the fact that he got outed are no reason to cancel the show. But netflix has more shows waiting in the wings.

Yeah no you're not running away from this by burying it.

Uh that's kind of disgusting. So if Harvey Weinstein apologized, that makes it ok and he can go back to his company and keep making money? Fuck no. Spacey is essentially apologizing for trying to force himself on a 14 year old. That's attempted rape of a minor. I have no idea how you reconcile that double standard. Anyway the star of your show is caught up in something like this is plenty reason to cancel a show, they get cancelled for less all the time.

Forget about how you feel about my username or political opinions and ask yourself this: if it was a man forcing himself on a 14 year old girl, would you still think an apology was OK and that the show could go on?

You and I might butt heads on politics from time to time but I really did not see you coming down on the wrong side of this. I hope you reconsider your statement.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 10:02 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 17:48:
I think Keyser Söze's apology and the fact that he got outed are no reason to cancel the show. But netflix has more shows waiting in the wings.

Uh that's kind of disgusting. So if Harvey Weinstein apologized, that makes it ok and he can go back to his company and keep making money? Fuck no. Spacey is essentially apologizing for trying to force himself on a 14 year old. That's attempted rape of a minor. I have no idea how you reconcile that double standard. Anyway the star of your show is caught up in something like this is plenty reason to cancel a show, they get cancelled for less all the time.

Forget about how you feel about my username or political opinions and ask yourself this: if it was a man forcing himself on a 14 year old girl, would you still think an apology was OK and that the show could go on?

You and I might butt heads on politics from time to time but I really did not see you coming down on the wrong side of this. I hope you reconsider your statement.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2017, 09:44 Verno
 
I only jog in the summer, too hard on your joints to do for extended periods or at least it is for me, I'm pretty built now after a few years of lifting. I picked up cycling awhile ago and while expensive, its a fairly low impact activity that is fun.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
90. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 09:22 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 22:30:
Nothing has come out yet to make me think the GOP will impeach Trump, not even close.

There's nothing to impeach him for yet.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 31, 2017, 09:10 Verno
 
I don't know how to take his coming out. It was the worst kept secret in Hollywood, hes been spotted with women and men in romantic situations over the years, very obvious he is bi-sexual.

The whole I choose to live life as a gay man thing felt like convenient timing, almost reads like he wants cover from the gay community to help shield him from the accusations.

He tried to force himself on a teenager. The fact that it happened to be a male should not mean people take it any less seriously. I hope the #MeToo movement shows Anthony Rapp the same support and the gay community rejects Spaceys obvious ploy that seeks to soften the damage to his credibility. It's good to see Netflix is taking it seriously, although the show was scheduled to be cancelled anyway. I'm shocked it went on this long, the original british one was 3 smaller seasons and felt totally played out by that time.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 31, 2017, 08:47 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 18:19:
Not a tough milestone to reach to be honest, but good to see that Nintendo has righted the ship somewhat. I'm not even a fan of Nintendo; it's just nice to see an industry icon finally do something right.

As for the Switch itself, I'm kinda indifferent. Do I want to play the new Zelda and Mario? Yeah. Enough to buy a whole new system for them? Not really. Especially when Nintendo has made so many dubious design choices with it and I don't really need a handheld as I don't travel.

I was super skeptical but I love my Switch. You don't really care about the specs because the games are so good. The unit itself is pretty decent portable use but I don't do much of that, I mainly use it as a traditional console docked to the TV. I use a Pro Controller and prefer it that way. It is super nice though that if the GF is watching something I can just pick up the unit and go play elsewhere.

Breath of the Wild was an amazing experience and truly a once in a generation game. Mario Odyssey is shaping up to be similar. I know people often say "I dont want to pay X to get Y games" but then I see them shoveling games into their Steam backlog, never to be played. If any game was worth buying a console for, it's these ones. Shit I bought a PS4 for Bloodborne and that turned out pretty well when you look at all of the first party games Sony has now.

Anyways just food for thought.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 30, 2017, 15:56 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 13:29:
Rhett wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:52:
That is hilarious if true (Denuvo). Denuvo's gonna put itself out of business...

What's the over/under on when it gets cracked? The last few Denuvo protected games have taken a day or so, but no crack so far.

It's VMProtect + Denuvo so no one knows, going to require more time than usual I suspect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2017, 15:50 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 13:23:
Yeah, for half a second I thought they were comparing it to the original Wii, and was like "holy shit!" Then it registered.

The Switch growth curve is pretty crazy though and it is impressive regardless IMO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2017, 11:50 Verno
 
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 11:41:
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:52:
In its first year it already has two of the highest rated games of all time so the game situation on it is fucking great.

Yeah, but what do you do two weeks later when you're finished with them?

They need more games with some staying power, that you can sink 100's of hours into. I'm waiting to see how good the online play is for the new Smash Brothers. If it has good matchmaking and no lag, I'll take the plunge and pick one up.

Two weeks?! Breath of the Wild took me a month to get through and I was putting a ton of time into it. When you're done with those games you do what you do on any other console, play other first party games or play third party stuff. In the first year of the PS4 I had Black Flag and Bloodborne so I think the Switch is doing ok!

So far I have played:

Mario vs Rabbids - awesome X-Com clone
Mario Kart 8 remix - great game
BOTW - one of the best games I've ever played
Super Mario Odyssey - amazing so far
Golf Story - cute little game

In year 1 that's a good list.

Third parties are actually coming to the table now that the system is selling too. Fucking Doom port lol.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2017, 10:52 Verno
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:43:
Too bad the software on the Switch really sucks.

Do you mean games or the OS? The OS is barebones but who cares about that, you don't buy it to browse the web. In its first year it already has two of the highest rated games of all time so the game situation on it is fucking great. A pile more on the way too. I think you're off your rocker, the Switch is killing it in the first year and that's reflected in the insane demand for it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
77. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 30, 2017, 10:45 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:24:
Yep. The Ds are lost in the weeds for sure. That is part of the reason I think the talk you hear about the Ds doing well in the 2018 elections is overblown, at best. I will be shocked if the Ds gain control of either the House or the Senate. I just can't see it happening. As far as a D candidate for President in 2020... here's to hoping a little known Senator can rise up and charm the nation.... it's happened before.

The interesting thing I see going on already is that both the media and the Democrats are making the same mistakes all over again. Trump is getting 24/7 free press from CNN specifically, they are just non-stop attack dog all the time. This doesn't actually hurt him, if anything it galvanizes his supporters. I am fairly moderate with a Republican leaning voting record so I read a fair bit from both sides of the fence. Trump to the right is not the disaster that people here seem to think, regardless of whether its valid or not. The bar being set so low and the constant attacks from CNN make his position MORE tenable, not less. Anything he accomplishes will be validation and receive far too much attention. No one will care about the wall in 3 years, they will care if tax reforms happen. The irony is that Trump is the most vulnerable political opponent in history on multiple fronts but both the media and democrats just can't seem to throw a real punch.

Meanwhile there is little focus on people or policies that will be important in the next election. I don't even see groundwork being laid for a frontrunner, it's not that far away and they need to start now because Trump and Bannon already have. Who is it going to be? Sanders again? Warren? Michelle Obama? The husk of Nancy Pelosi? How are Democrats going to appeal to the middle class?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
14. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 30, 2017, 10:08 Verno
 
Ouch yeah, WorldCom hit me too. The interesting thing about stock picking is that I am so fucking bad at it whenever I assume I am gaining competence yet perform very well when I'm fearful and not meddling. I swapped most of my portfolio over to index funds about 10 years ago because of that and left about 5% of my annual contribution room as "play money". That way I can fart around a bit with tech stocks to satisfy the idea that I'm actually accomplishing something while not fucking over my retirement funds  
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