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Nickname Jivaro
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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 25, 2017, 18:12 Jivaro
 
I am not an attorney and I feel like these cases have rulings that are about as consistent as an NFL referee call on what is a catch and what isn't.

I do however find it shady as fuck to use someone else's shit in a way you know they don't appreciate or approve of. If you are doing that it's impossible to take anything you are saying/doing seriously or even to make it worth reading/looking at.

Find someone else's logo/frog/cartoon/whatever and use it when you think they are on board with it. Otherwise, you are just a creep, regardless of what the law says. Parody is one thing, this is something else.
 
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite
8. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Sep 22, 2017, 11:18 Jivaro
 
I think it's valid to be a tad upset with a company you partnered with during development to use your name and gameplay mechanic in marketing and/or communication with users as a way of introducing a new mode of gameplay in their own game that is basically the same thing.

Is it illegal or sue worthy? No, of course not. I agree that all of these games copy from each other etc, but copying from a business partner, and rather blatantly at that, is bad form and Bluehole has a right to call them out on it publicly. The should probably stop at "calling them out" though. As has been pointed out, Fortnite is crap and not worth the time. Pretty sure PUGB will still be going strong when Fortnite is but a distant bad memory.
 
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News Comments > NieR: Automata Sells Two Million Copies
10. Re: NieR: Automata Sells Two Million Copies Sep 22, 2017, 00:52 Jivaro
 
I don't know about it being one of the best games ever made...but it is a hell of a lot of fun and has a fantastic storyline. I have it on PS4 and it plays great so I can't comment on the PC problems.  
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News Comments > Outlast Deluxe Edition for Free
5. Re: Outlast Deluxe Edition for Free Sep 22, 2017, 00:48 Jivaro
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 21, 2017, 21:51:
Got my free key and a pack of new underwear, I'm ready.

There was literally an ad for underwear next to this comment when I read it. Brown too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 21, 2017, 10:36 Jivaro
 
Think of all the rookie MMO players that wouldn't have been pranked if the Ctrl-Alt-Delete was single button though!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 21, 2017, 10:35 Jivaro
 
Honestly, I am not sure what "issue" she was supposed to pick.

Endangered Animals? Nope...the family shoots those.

Bullying? The husband literally bullies someone on a daily basis. It's part of his schtick. Always has been, long before he was President.

Education? Her husband can't speak in complete sentences or use actual existing words consistently and her own educational resume is lacking in a way that would undercut any message other than "marry rich so you can skip school". (which by the way is a great gig if you can get it, I am not hating on her for that)

Diet and exercise? This one I can't blame her specifically for not doing, I mean the previous FLOTUS did that and after copying her speeches it would be pretty bad form to copy her "issue" as well.

Vaccines, homelessness, or climate change? Nope, husband has undercut all of it.

 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2017, 13:13 Jivaro
 
Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2017, 02:25 Jivaro
 
Yeah Rigs, at 200 bucks I would have thought the Infinity Stones themselves would have been a bit more well done. They seriously come across as very cheap and the case they are in is as plain as plain gets. The statues though I thought were pretty cool. If they were being sold separately in a comic or game store I would assume a 20-30 dollar price point per statue. Their only real problem from my point of view is the construction of the base, which is considerably less solid then the statues themselves. Unless you plan on moving them around a lot though I just don't see that ever being an issue.

edit: also Rigs...I am as insane as your buddy. Only MvC:I and Madden for me this week and probably for some time after.

edit: Kxmode...I am now using your script and it works like a charm. Thank you I would love to know when you add the ability to turn the filter on/off.

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News Comments > Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Released
2. Re: Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Released Sep 20, 2017, 02:18 Jivaro
 
My opinion of course but SSFV is the biggest pile of shit to be released into the console fighting genre of this console generation. I would go so far as to say it is the most disappointing fighting game release ever.

MvC:I on the other hand is quite good. I wouldn't personally rank it as high as the almighty MvC2 within the franchise itself, but I do think it's a very fun game for multiple skill levels that would have only been better if the story wasn't such shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2017, 19:19 Jivaro
 
I am pretty sure there aren't a ton of console fighter game fans here but I do know there are a few. For that reason I bring you my short but sweet "review" of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.

It's good but it's not Day 1 full price good unless you are a hardcore fan of this particular franchise. The art style has, as is often the case these days, been somewhat divisive among long time fans of the franchise. I personally like it. I can't quite put my finger on it but they have succeeded in making it obvious which characters are Capcom and which are Marvel without making it look like two completely different art studios made the game. The backgrounds are fairly blah compared to the interactivity of the Injustice franchise (for example) but they do have some interesting easter eggs, particularly for Marvel fans. The Marvel "lore" used in this game seems to be loosely based on the post Civil War Marvel Universe of the comics. Exhibit A: Ultron is referred to as a creation of Hank Pym. Not sure it matters, but there you have it. The Capcom universe is a mess of course since they don't benefit from the same continuity from franchise to franchise necessarily. As for gameplay mechanics, this game is very timing oriented despite a simplified control system. The controls themselves are easy for casual users to pick up and play, but the ability to use the controls at just the right time can be the difference between deflection and reflection (for example) and while that won't make any real difference in story mode it will be the only reason you survive playing against real people.

The Collectors Edition was 200 bucks this time around. I am not really sure many people would say it was worth it. Four character statues of good quality and a battery powered display case with all six infinity gems lit up accompany the standard digital assortment of skins and a theme. I am a sucker for the statues but the Infinity Stones look cheap. They look like someone cut those cheap plastic Easter eggs in half and put leds under them. Seriously. Being a cosplayer I am more likely to dissect the case and put the stones in a handmade Infinity Gauntlet after touching them up a bit myself as opposed to adding the stones and their case to my mancave display shelf.

I haven't finished any of the game modes or tried the game with an arcade stick so that is all I got for now.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Content Updates Ending
9. Re: Battleborn Content Updates Ending Sep 19, 2017, 04:22 Jivaro
 
Verno wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 10:43:
Put Pitchford on leave for awhile and stop taking on lazy trend based projects.

*like*
 
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News Comments > Two Steam Concurrent User Records Broken
14. Re: Two Steam Concurrent User Records Broken Sep 19, 2017, 01:50 Jivaro
 
Some old (not all) gamers have a hard time understanding the attraction to new genres and games. Shocking I tell you. If only there were other entertainment media(s) where we could see a similar thing take place.

edit: typos

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 19, 2017, 01:37 Jivaro
 
It's like they opened a book called "How not to handle being hacked" and literally did every single thing they shouldn't.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 19, 2017, 01:35 Jivaro
 
"inadvertently"  
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News Comments > Warframe Plains of Eidolon Trailer
20. Re: etc Sep 18, 2017, 07:22 Jivaro
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 01:37:
Hey, is anyone making 'I was there for the Suppa7 Meltdown 2017' t-shirts? Because I want like 3 of those bad boys...

=-Rigs-=

I am negotiating with Valve to see if they will let me stamp their logo on the back. Also, the shirt maker folks say I can get velcro collars and sleeves to sell as addon-ons. If you pre-purchase you get an actual tag in the collar instead of just a printed tag on the inside of the shirt.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2017, 21:37 Jivaro
 
Glad to hear you and yours are all in one piece Rigs  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2017, 01:24 Jivaro
 
"The Sociopath's Guide to Being a Sociopath" by Martin Shkreli

He'll write it in prison and make a billion because humans suck. You watch.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII PC Multiplayer Beta This Month
3. Re: Call of Duty: WWII PC Multiplayer Beta This Month Sep 15, 2017, 01:20 Jivaro
 
I keep thinking Activision is going to have to up their game with the COD franchise and yet they don't really and they still sell it like they were selling water in the Sahara. All these other shooters out there, from Destiny to Overwatch to whatever and COD still sells with minimal changes compared to the sometimes very drastic changes that a series like Battlefield makes from year to year.

I mean, if it sells I guess Activision is smart for doing it this way. I just don't get it from a consumer point of view. I mean, even the zombies are derivative.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2017, 01:13 Jivaro
 
1) I agree with most of his points...

2) ...but deleting his account was unnecessary and likely ineffective. He could just as easily just stop buying games from Steam and accomplish the same thing. The money he has already spent is gone. Might as well enjoy what he has.

3) We don't know that Valve doesn't report these groups or people to the FBI. For all we know the FBI lets them exist to track organizations and gather info. Gateway Computers broke a pedophile ring that way. An employee was running websites that sold child porn and even facilitated human trafficking. The FBI wanted this guy, but they wanted as much on him as possible so they could use him to break the whole thing wide open. My understanding is that letting him operate while unknowingly monitored was the difference between busting one guy and saving lives.

4) Now that I have put that positive spin on things I will also say that it's far more likely that Valve is just not interested in doing shit about shit. Never really has been and never really will. I would be beyond shocked if any part of #3 actually turned out to be true in even the smallest way. Valve's complete indifference to pure rubbish that is their forums is legendary at this point.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Released
5. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Released Sep 15, 2017, 00:38 Jivaro
 
I have been trying to stick to a few rules regarding game purchases. One of them is to only buy the sequel after I have finished the first game at least once. I really enjoy playing D:OS but I am not quite done with my playthrough. Madden season seriously affects my time spent with other games. One of the (adult) kids is using my PC more than I do right now.

Going but what I have heard and seen so far, I am going to really enjoy the sequel.
 
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