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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Nov 22, 2016, 14:51 Verno
 
Titanfall 2 is legit good and a massive improvement over the first game. EA just decided to blanket the FPS genre at Christmas, hoping to blunt COD sales which I think they have accomplished. I just hope the TF franchise isn't eventually killed off as a result. I thought the first game was very average at best but the sequel is a huge improvement, really enjoying it.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
79. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2016, 13:18 Verno
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 11:58:
See, this is where a fantasy is being sold. US manufacturing output is at record levels, but changes in technology mean that we no longer need record levels of manufacturing workers. Likewise, the coal industry is being decimated simply because there are cheaper alternatives in larger supply. The notion that we're losing out to the Chinese is simply not true: low-skill American workers are instead losing out to advancing technology. Any politician who appeals to nostalgia for the 1960s industrial economy is lying or is in denial. Going forward we need to be thinking about how to deal with the fact that our economy will continue to produce large quantities of wealth but will not produce large quantities of low-skill middle class jobs. Putting "America First" won't bring back the good jobs that technology has erased from existence, and the problem that the new right-wing Populism will face is that won't be able to deliver on its promises because in its simplistic appeals, it has misdiagnosed the cause of the problem. Aging low-skill blue-color workers really are in a shitty position, and frankly I don't know what the answer is for them, but I can say that trying to turn back the clock is doomed to fail. It's unfortunate, for them, that their new leader can only look backwards and doesn't have any answers for the future.

Of course, elections are won on promises and dreams, just look at Obama's campaign. I don't agree with your entire statement but I do think that some industries have done very well (aerospace, oil, auto) and others are gone forever (textiles, apparel, etc) for those reasons. I don't yearn for the days where 1/3 of our workers are sitting in factories doing menial labor but at the same time aspects of TPP were quite concerning, there were conflicting reports about its economic yield and I happen to subscribe to Sander's line of thinking here that we need a solution for the working class before we proceed further on trade barrier reductions, particularly in Asia-Pacific. I agree that there are some Republican voters with shall we say...very unrealistic expectations about what can be done in this regard.

Bernie Sanders had some great ideas on education and retraining for exactly this purpose. Sure some were flights of fancy that could never have been funded but compelling stuff nonetheless. Shame the Dems didn't run him.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
65. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2016, 10:59 Verno
 
I've seen quite a few comments (several here even) that don't point to that but either way I'm not really interested in retreading Hillary or the popular vote, its still split enough that I don't think people will have any luck with that approach and I'm not sure what it would even entail. Sitting around protesting every issue? Abortion rights? Makes sense. TPP? Good luck on that.

Forcing change from the outside looking in is a long, difficult process anyway. It's more realistic to focus on finding new leadership, rethinking international economic policy approaches and moving away from elitism toward populism so that they can get back in power. I can point to several issues which swayed my vote personally but I think broadly speaking those were the ones I saw mentioned most by other people who voted for Trump.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
62. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2016, 09:55 Verno
 
People mocked Trump's reluctance about accepting the results of the election but now many of the same pundits are making noise about the "popular" vote. To me it doesn't matter, she still lost no matter what. Whether she won the popular the vote by 3 million or 100,000, she lost the election. Frankly I'm not sure I would be so quick to trumpet (no pun intended!) the popular vote results when you look at the sheer amount of media backing and money behind her, I would be embarrassed by her performance. Either way its water under the bridge, shes done and there's no going back so the hand wringing is kind of silly.

I don't think its in the Republicans favor to dismantle the EC when it just won them the election either. Refactoring voting districts on the other hand, I can see that happening.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
30. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 15:55 Verno
 
It doesn't really matter, Clinton is yesterdays news. No one is going to give her another real shot in politics after the utter annihilation of the Dems and the billions wasted on her campaign.

People can criticize Trump's past activities all they want, I'm not sure it will do any good so at this point I'm more interested in what he does as President.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints
14. Re: Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints Nov 21, 2016, 13:08 Verno
 
They ninja'd joystick support into that 2GB patch the other day, woohoo!

Now fix the kit shit and we're good Dice!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2016, 12:57 Verno
 
Happy Birthday Blue.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints
12. Re: Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints Nov 21, 2016, 10:21 Verno
 
I'd also like to see:

- Joystick support WTF
- Kit customization without being connected to a server, seriously WTF
- The game not taking 10 minutes to close at random WTF

Some of the design decisions with these games are absurd. Who play tested this and thought man, it would be really cool if I could only customize and edit kits while connected to a server? Shoot that motherfucker out of a cannon. Likewise who thought "oh ok we've got this rudimentary joystick support in all previous games, lets just rip that out for no fucking reason!".

BF has always been dog shit at quality of life and polish.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized
31. Re: Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized Nov 17, 2016, 10:24 Verno
 
All of the complaints are legitimate and that dude just tries to spam suppress any opposing opinion in EA threads. Just ignore him. I really enjoy BF1 but it's not perfect and there are big areas it can be improved.

- Rental server options are pitiful, this is why 3rd party offerings are important
- Often mediocre pings
- No joystick support AT ALL
- Lots of balance stuff to sort out
- and much more I'm forgetting, reddit has a massive list
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized
7. Re: Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized Nov 16, 2016, 14:00 Verno
 
I'm not a fan of this money grab by EA. I've noticed a lot less servers under 50ms ping (FiOS before someone goes there) and the lack of control to handle cheaters is really annoying.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update
25. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 16, 2016, 08:41 Verno
 
Task wrote on Nov 16, 2016, 08:20:
Joystick compatibility? Do not see mention of it in patch notes.

Still zero joystick support, I tried it out again last night.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update
9. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 15, 2016, 13:03 Verno
 
Oh one other complaint, zero fucking joystick support. 360 controller or KB/M. Some vague comment from the devs about it maybe coming later. Thanks guys. Not sure why they decided to gut it, so weird.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update
5. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 15, 2016, 12:29 Verno
 
I'm pretty happy with the state of the game but there is always room for improvement:

- Needs more maps. Not DLC maps, just maps that everyone can have
- Medic is in a weird place right now
- The desert maps offer so little cover but there isn't enough transport options to help mitigate it
- Crates are pointless, pouches are way more versatile
- Some of the medals are actually fucking absurd and the rotation concept is stupid as hell
- Planes were overnerfed but whatever, I hate spergy skylords anyway

Despite those complaints I'm having a really good time with the game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
20. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 15, 2016, 09:19 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 18:34:
Here's an other; he campaigned against lobbyists (but now they’re on his transition Team)

So what? Tom Wheeler was part of the cable industry and hes been an amazing FCC chair. You can't run Washington like a scorched earth campaign, compromises are inevitable. People want a leader, not a dictator. No one accomplishes everything they campaigned on, shit hes not even in office yet but people are already acting like its been 4 years of broken promises.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2016, 12:32 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 11:33:
Why is everyone pretending this is somehow worse under Trump than it would have been under Clinton? Am I missing something?

Trump's not even in office yet is the really amusing part. People are already crafting the echo chamber it seems like. I like to keep an open mind just like I did with Obama who ended up disappointing me on the privacy front.
 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
55. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 14, 2016, 12:28 Verno
 
This thing was a turd. Forgetting the clumsy pandering to the press, Gone Home has the presentation and likability of a bad student film. You wander around clicking on objects to get bad exposition. The viewer is essentially duped into following along, first intrigued by a set of horror game tropes like objects moving of their own accord then later disappointed by the inability of the writers to deliver on their own premise. If you're going to take on a very obvious cause or message after pulling the rug out of from people then at least do a good job of it. Instead we get 2 hours of passionless teenage ramble that evokes very little and some clumsily executed social commentary.

The few enjoyments you get out of the whopping 2 hour experience are solving a few puzzles and playing object hunt. The atmosphere of the house was decently realized until they waver from the initial setup. A terrible first person narrative with no stakes, no excitement and a half hearted effort at embracing minority issues. It feels like the press gave this a big pass because it tried to be "different" rather than examining if it actually did it well.

This comment was edited on Nov 14, 2016, 12:34.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 10, 2016, 15:10 Verno
 
The nostalgia argument about getting up and hitting the button falls apart totally when you realize the original had an 8 foot cord and this has a 3 foot cord. So if we're going for authenticity here then this should have an 8 foot cord because its all about the nostalgia and its not just a dumb cost cutting move hahah.

Thankfully I dug up a company will be making a wireless controller that includes a Home button that triggers Reset. Third parties save Nintendo yet again. I wonder how they will fuck up the Switch.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
142. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 12:32 Verno
 
Just sayin' Sure, polls and all that but still, way to go DNC.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 10, 2016, 11:23 Verno
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 10:56:
I already have a PC connected to my TV with emulators for every console. While it would be nice to have a genuine NES controller, I really don't see the need to get this NES classic...

You'd have to get a 10 foot HDMI cable and figure out a way to get power to the couch to even use it. That or one of those Wii controller extension cables and still have to get up to change games, save or etc. I've got a Shield running every emulator under the sun, I was only going to get this for nostalgia purposes but Nintendo had to screw up yet another cool effort with their bizarre hardware decisions.

I'm actually surprised that reviews have been so kind to this thing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
138. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 11:14 Verno
 
Trump's 100 day plan, from the man himself:

If he can accomplish just the lobbying reform alone it would be an incredible achievement.

His environmental derailment efforts are of course a disaster but that's a whole other ball of wax.
 
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