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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 25, 2020, 20:37
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 25, 2020, 20:37
Oct 25, 2020, 20:37
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 25, 2020, 17:45:
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that this Walgreens location loses on average about $1,000 a day in merchandise because of shoplifting. "They can’t detain the person," Cheng said. "If they get into an altercation, they are held liable."

Only in a left-wing extremist city like SF would they allow that. Better to go broke than be accused of being racist for stopping a black criminal. And this is what people voting Democrat want...and will get...everywhere.
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Ah, 'conservative' belief in the immediate slippery slope. Have faith in capitalism, the article even says Walgreens is basically closing all their stores there. I sure as shit don't want to be caught in the crossfire between thieves and random security guards on the off chance I go to a retail store. There is no racist angle here either, the SF law treats theft as a misdemeanor for $950 or less, why would Walgreens risk millions of dollars in lawsuits from injured employees or even thieves vs under a grand, in an area they have already declared a loss at the corporate level?

As far as voting Democrat, people in the USA are voting Democrat because the Republicans have proven to be utterly corrupt and amoral. Clearly the USA needs more political parties and a multiparty-friendly ranked voting system, but that's a longer term problem.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 25, 2020, 20:25
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Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 25, 2020, 20:25
Oct 25, 2020, 20:25
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 25, 2020, 16:37:
Solasta should be on there instead of BG3 imo, a much better 5e adaption... oh well

I think you, I, and quite a lot of RPG, tactical RPG fans will most likely get both, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm hearing great things about Solasta from people who are using the EA version; fame will spread via word of mouth pretty quickly.

*EDIT* Grammar.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 25, 2020, 20:24
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 25, 2020, 20:24
Oct 25, 2020, 20:24
 
Okay, so I will never buy any Oculus model, thanks for being openly greedy/evil, Facebook.

As far as other VR systems, I have not really looked into any of them; does the Vive have the same kind of restrictions via Steam, or something? Honest question, this Oculus/Facebook thing is the first I've read of any VR system requiring some account to even work.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 25, 2020, 13:21
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 25, 2020, 13:21
Oct 25, 2020, 13:21
 
Ugh, 1 day ban from Bluesnews for Mr. Tact and jdreyer, or until they've watched Mystery Men.

Seriously though, it's streaming on Amazon Prime, through their Starz channel, if the urge to watch it arises, just get Starz for the free 7 day period. That said, now it's probably been built up too much for what it is.

I just watched Chinatown again via Amazon-Starz, for a film from the other side of the spectrum.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 25, 2020, 12:39
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 25, 2020, 12:39
Oct 25, 2020, 12:39
 
What the... jdreyer, you've never seen Mystery Men before? Inexcusable!

The movie in and of itself is... not great. As a satire of comics/comics movies, it's a lot more enjoyable, and it's a decent enough comedy even if you aren't a comics fan. It's more relevant now than even when it came out, as far as taking the piss out of comic movies.

"He can't be Captain Amazing, Captain Amazing doesn't wear glasses!"

Also, Wes Studi can make guns fly apart with his mind.
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Re: Suck it ParaLoser
Oct 25, 2020, 12:34
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Re: Suck it ParaLoser Oct 25, 2020, 12:34
Oct 25, 2020, 12:34
 
This level of DLC ... exploitation? Shotgunning? Whatever you want to call it, games like this and that one model train game, where the DLC is like 900 dollars total, or the Sims for that matter, make me wonder if the corporate math for this makes sense for sucking in a high enough percentage of customers to make it worthwhile. I mean, it's got to be valid financially, if not morally/ethically, if they keep doing it, right?

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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs
Oct 25, 2020, 12:32
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 25, 2020, 12:32
Oct 25, 2020, 12:32
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2020, 20:41:
Chalk up a win for worker's rights.

Don't worry, Uber and Lyft have more than enough money to spend on lawyers to take this to the Supreme Court, who, being stacked with corporate sellouts, will eagerly rule in favor of Uber/Lyft. Take that, people attempting to survive from their earnings!
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Re: Immortals Fenyx Rising Stadia Demo
Oct 25, 2020, 02:34
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Re: Immortals Fenyx Rising Stadia Demo Oct 25, 2020, 02:34
Oct 25, 2020, 02:34
 
Hopefully Stadia dies almost immediately, but this is 2020 and the Apocalypse, so I'm sure it'll be a multi-billion-dollar success.
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Re: New Borderlands 3 Designer's Cut Skill Trees
Oct 23, 2020, 14:40
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Re: New Borderlands 3 Designer's Cut Skill Trees Oct 23, 2020, 14:40
Oct 23, 2020, 14:40
 
Well, they suckered me in to buy BL3, because my coop people wanted to play it, but we all got sick of it pretty quickly. I don't think any of us are going to bother getting another fucking season pass for the game.
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Re: Op Ed
Oct 23, 2020, 13:09
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Re: Op Ed Oct 23, 2020, 13:09
Oct 23, 2020, 13:09
 
Well, physical media had its share of pluses and minuses, just like digital, but overall the convenience of digital games seems to outweigh having a physical disk for most people, even back in the day.

I can't even imagine trying to install these 100+ GB games these days from disks, ugh. You'd be there for 10 hours.

Also, plenty of my old games on disk either no longer work, due to physical damage, offline servers, OS incompatibilities, driver incompatibilities, etc. etc. It's not like every old game on disk is still even usable.

Most recently, I was trying to reinstall Battle for Middle Earth II, and of course it doesn't work in Windows 10 by default, the patches don't work, the multiplayer servers are offline, it's in licensing hell so it is NOT available for digital sale anywhere, and it's on 5 different cds for my version. Luckily the game was popular enough that the mod scene, and the mod community made their own patch, and setup a gameranger(?) thing for people that want multiplayer. Also obviously, noCD cracks, etc. as well as a combined ISO.

*EDIT* Also, obvious exception, GoG games/accounts can be shared with only a few very rare exceptions, with no DRM, much easier than with physical disks.

This comment was edited on Oct 23, 2020, 14:37.
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Re: The Outer Worlds on Steam and GOG.com
Oct 23, 2020, 13:02
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Re: The Outer Worlds on Steam and GOG.com Oct 23, 2020, 13:02
Oct 23, 2020, 13:02
 
Excellent, I'll most likely pick this up on Gog, regardless of the negative reviews of it on Bluesnews. I must see for myself!
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Re: President Trump’s Twitter accessed by security expert who guessed password “maga2020!”
Oct 22, 2020, 13:21
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Re: President Trump’s Twitter accessed by security expert who guessed password “maga2020!” Oct 22, 2020, 13:21
Oct 22, 2020, 13:21
 
Lol. America is just a laughingstock now. I say this as an American-born citizen who currently resides in the USA.

How the fuck can 43% of voters have ever had confidence in Trump? It's fucking mind boggling. Even if you ignore his rapes and other crimes, his debt to foreign nations, he appears to be senile or just a buffoon. This country will never recover from his presidency.

Also this FBI announcement seems timed just to distract from the travesty going on in the Supreme Court, with yet another religious whack job being appointed for life.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Oct 21, 2020, 20:13
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 21, 2020, 20:13
Oct 21, 2020, 20:13
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 17:32:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 14:20:
The new 'best Windows 10 antivirus' might surprise you

Didn't click, but I bet it's "don't install Windows 10." And "but if you're forced to use this atrocious downgrade of an operating system, never install any updates."

No, you crybaby, that's absolutely wrong.

Windows Defender has been getting top marks for a couple years now, not sure why this article acts like it's news. It works well, sends minimal notifications, and doesn't bog the machine down.

? This article and this statement are a little off, Windows Defender or whatever they call it now is better than it used to be, but still inferior on professional testings sites like av-comparatives.org .

I mean, if you have nothing else, use Windows Defender of course, but Avast, AVG, Avira, Bit Defender, Kapersky, etc. are all statistically better and have been for a long time. The gap has closed quite a bit, but 'best' does not mean 'no longer terrible.'
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Re: Darkest Dungeon 2 EA Exclusive to the Epic Games Store in 2021
Oct 21, 2020, 20:03
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Re: Darkest Dungeon 2 EA Exclusive to the Epic Games Store in 2021 Oct 21, 2020, 20:03
Oct 21, 2020, 20:03
 
Well, excellent, that they are making a sequel; boo, that it's on EGS in Early Access for a year but understandable, and hrm; can I ever finish a game of Darkest Dungeon without getting depressed/annoyed when one of my favorite guys dies to some RNG nonsense and I stop playing or uninstall?
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Details
Oct 20, 2020, 02:30
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Details Oct 20, 2020, 02:30
Oct 20, 2020, 02:30
 
Slick wrote on Oct 19, 2020, 22:18:
Hey Blue, any chance you'll be getting an affiliate link for GOG? I, along with most people here would love to support the site with a game purchase I'm pretty sure everyone here is going to buy.

That's would be really nice, but does GoG do that sort of thing? If so, go for it. Steam also, for that matter.
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Re: Bloodlines 2 senior narrative designer Cara Ellison has left the project
Oct 20, 2020, 02:25
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Re: Bloodlines 2 senior narrative designer Cara Ellison has left the project Oct 20, 2020, 02:25
Oct 20, 2020, 02:25
 
What the hell is going on with Bloodlines 2? Are they trying to sabotage the project? It doesn't even make sense, from the outside.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 19, 2020, 17:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2020, 17:00
Oct 19, 2020, 17:00
 
I loved The Last Starfighter when I was a kid, and yes it was pretty cheesey. However the core plot remains about as viable, if not more so, today, than in the 80s. Kid plays video games and excels at said video game, surprise it was a test from an alien civilization to be a space fighter pilot! That would sell as well today or better than it did back in the day, video games are much more a part of life now.

That said, fuck remakes and sequels that are separated by 30+ years, almost always. Nostalgia cash grabs.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 19, 2020, 16:38
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2020, 16:38
Oct 19, 2020, 16:38
 
MrBone wrote on Oct 19, 2020, 12:11:
The Boys took a nose-dive in quality this season. Sad. It was very promising in the first season.

They are so far off the content from the original comics that they might as well just have called it something else, it doesn't even make sense a few episodes into season 2, where I quit watching. The core premise/plot line of the comics is gone.
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Re: Amnesia Rebirth Reviews
Oct 19, 2020, 16:36
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Re: Amnesia Rebirth Reviews Oct 19, 2020, 16:36
Oct 19, 2020, 16:36
 
I feel as though SOMA was far and away their best game, the Amnesia series never really clicked for me, for whatever reason. SOMA must have done terribly though, they are redoing old Amnesia games instead of making anything SOMA related.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 19, 2020, 01:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2020, 01:27
Oct 19, 2020, 01:27
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 18, 2020, 23:11:
Guys... it's about so much more than "addictions"... Just watch it.

I just finished it, nothing truly new for me; disinformation for profit, hopefully everybody has known this for years, of course few do. The real kicker is of course no one has a good answer for how to remove this cancer from our society, too much money involved, and zero reason for anybody to morally step in and do anything about it, as though any leaders had morals. Every day I am increasingly glad I don't have any children to be utterly destroyed by humanity and its technology.

I suggest you read Neal Stephenson's excellent novel (all of his work is great, of course) Fall; or, Dodge in Hell , it touches a little bit on the increasingly likely future of the USA, as far as widespread misinformation basically destroying society as we know it. It also gets into some science fiction VR stuff, but that's less relevant to this thread of course.
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