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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Cash Shop Delayed
1. Re: Street Fighter V Cash Shop Delayed Mar 24, 2016, 18:50 Jivaro
 
Seems fair enough.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 23, 2016, 23:55 Jivaro
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 23:05:
Their only defense is to probably say she shouldn't have had pornographic material in the school in the first place. I won't be surprised if she wins, blaming the victim doesn't normally go over well.

Nudity isn't pornography and the law has already been established with regards to expectations of privacy on digital devices, but I get your point. It wasn't exactly a decision based in any sort of common sense to put nude photos on a non-password protected phone and bring it to any workplace, let alone a school.

In any event, I hope she wins. School districts here in the states don't pay teachers well enough and they fire them at the hint of scandal before even getting the facts. Sometimes threatening them with being professionally blacklisted if they don't resign....before any wrong doing has even been proven. The unions have been largely unable to do anything about it. It's part of the reason we have a teacher shortage, particularly male teachers. Who the hell wants to be underpaid, over-worked, and constantly under threat of being fired under false pretenses? It would be nice if the legal system gave the school districts something to think about when it comes time to decide whether to throw your employee under the bus or not.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Open Beta Next Month; Online Only Requirement Revealed
4. Re: Battleborn Open Beta Next Month; Online Only Requirement Revealed Mar 23, 2016, 11:13 Jivaro
 
This is supposed to run up against Overwatch?

This should be fun to watch.
 
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News Comments > Oddworld: Soulstorm Announced
2. Re: Oddworld: Soulstorm Announced Mar 15, 2016, 01:15 Jivaro
 
EricFate wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 20:37:
Now this, I'm looking forward to. Never met an Oddworld game I didn't enjoy.

+1
 
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News Comments > DOOM Closed Beta This Month; New MP Trailer
11. Re: DOOM Closed Beta This Month; New MP Trailer Mar 9, 2016, 23:36 Jivaro
 
I am in. That looks like a blast.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2016, 13:16 Jivaro
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 13:08:
When I had win 8.1 I would frequently get a critical update for the Razer software/driver. Unfortunately the update was old, but didn't recognize a newer version was installed. So if you installed the update the software would see it was out of date, update itself, and then windows update would think the software was not up to date, lather rinse repeat.

Yeah, I had that with my Anansi keyboard and my Taipai mouse. I really wanted to just drop the software app, but some reason I kept using it.
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Leaver Penalty
5. Re: Street Fighter V Leaver Penalty Mar 5, 2016, 13:49 Jivaro
 
grrr...rage at rage!

*RAGE QUITS THREAD*
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Leaver Penalty
2. Re: Street Fighter V Leaver Penalty Mar 5, 2016, 11:45 Jivaro
 
I don't understand why they continue to make this so much more complicated than it really needs to be.  
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
51. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 15:39 Jivaro
 
Slick wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 15:16:
I've tried breaking into writing on a few occasions

As a man who was published on accident while in college I spent a short time thinking making a living as a writer would be easy. I was proven incorrect quite quickly. My oldest sister writes books, all of them have sold reasonably well to their targeted audience, and she and her husband still have to hold down regular jobs to pay the mortgage. Tough way to make a living. If you enjoy writing than you keep writing...anything more than that is a bonus.
 
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Launches
30. Re: Black Desert Online Launches Mar 4, 2016, 15:12 Jivaro
 
I am glad I went all in on this game. I will get my moneys worth out of it. That said, I will say the damn thing I have said about the last 500 million MMOs that have come out...

If you don't like MMOs this game isn't going to change your opinion.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
46. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 15:07 Jivaro
 
Even when I don't agree 100% with Slick, I love his damn posts.

You should be a writer. Speeches, fiction, movies...something.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Mar 3, 2016, 12:53 Jivaro
 
If I play and have fun...I don't care if they reused resources.  
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News Comments > Hitman Trailer
1. Re: Hitman Trailer Mar 3, 2016, 12:49 Jivaro
 
I love the Hitman games...but this trailer is nearly worthless.  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Dawns
10. Re: Grim Dawn Dawns Mar 3, 2016, 12:42 Jivaro
 
I stopped playing fairly early on in beta (early access, whatever) only because I was already convinced of how fun this game was going to be and I didn't want to be tired of it before it was content complete.

Looking forward to jumping back in.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Secret Cow Level
8. Re: Diablo III Secret Cow Level Mar 2, 2016, 20:00 Jivaro
 
"The Kanai event has actually been present since Patch 2.4.0 launched, but is only available during March - the real world birth month of Kevin Kanai Griffith, the artist for whom Kanaiís Cube (and King Kanai) is named.

For those of you who may not know, Kevin was a talented and dedicated member of the Diablo III development team who passed away in October of 2014 from a rare form of cancer."

-Blizz
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Secret Cow Level
7. Re: Diablo III Secret Cow Level Mar 2, 2016, 18:22 Jivaro
 
Breadman86 wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 15:10:
I was playing D3 a few weeks ago and randomly ran across the secret cow level. I'd never seen it before. I don't remember if this is how I managed to do it or not, but interesting nonetheless.

What you ran into was not this. This is new as of this last Tuesday. What you ran into was most likely a rift that randomly occurs. You entered the Nephelem Rift as normal and instead of a variety of creatures to slay you fought bovines and eventually a king bovine of some sort I believe. This new cow level is part of an ongoing tribute to a deceased member of the development team.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Secret Cow Level
6. Re: Diablo III Secret Cow Level Mar 2, 2016, 18:18 Jivaro
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 22:07:
Not cows. Hellish bovines.

Infernal Bovines. Get your beef straight man.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed
18. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed Mar 2, 2016, 13:25 Jivaro
 
*shrug* perhaps. Guess time will tell.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed
16. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed Mar 2, 2016, 13:01 Jivaro
 
Cutter, that is so not true. I know you like the whole "I am going to be negative about everything so I can be surprised when it actually doesn't suck" approach, and I get it. We get letdown by the AAA corps all the time. It could happen this time. If it does, it won't have anything to do with transition.

Teams are constantly in transition. It's an industry in transition. People finish their part of a game and move on to the next project. People have issues in their lives like pregnancy, deaths, etc that force transition. People get promoted, people get fired. Just like every other industry in the world. This isn't a game that 4 people are working on from their garage and the guy who thought of it all just left to sing in a boy band. This is a large scale project with hundreds of people working on it and quite frankly, everybody is replaceable.

If this conversation was about the next Metal Gear game and Hideo Kojima I would totally understand the idea that someone leaving is indicative of something. This isn't that though. It's not a situation anything like that. There isn't some Mass Effect guru that everyone is relying on for the game not to suck.

If there is a legitimate reason to be skeptical it is because EA/Bioware isn't being straight about what the game is about or what to expect from it. It's like they aren't confident that fan reaction will be positive to whatever their non-Shephard game is going to be. To draw a parallel, Uncharted 4 has had it's share of staff changes and delays. Despite that people are saying "take all the time you need, we just want a good game". The difference? Naughty Dog has shown gameplay videos that actually tell us what the game's basic premise is. They give interviews that actually contain some substance. EA/Bioware, in my opinion, should take a few lessons from Naughty Dog. EA, just in general, has a really bad habit of deciding what a game is going to be and following a development plan that basically says "we magically know what the fans want even though they are literally telling us something else entirely". I am hopeful of yet another fun ME game because I loved the previous ones, but I am worried because EA seems worried.

 
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News Comments > Rock Band 4 PC Crowdfunding
17. Re: Rock Band 4 PC Crowdfunding Mar 2, 2016, 12:20 Jivaro
 
Somebody lists a bunch of successes in crowdfunding and none of that matters because you donated to some that failed?

Sorry the stuff you backed is turning out to be failures. I have backed 10 different projects over the last few years. Nine of them are done, 1 is almost done and I would donate to all of them again. So if we are going to go by individual experience rather than looking at the overall big picture how do we settle it? Who has the more valid point of view? I mean, you only backed 5, I backed 10. Does my quantity give me the "right" point of view? Of course not. That would be stupid. Nobody's personal experience, by itself, means jackshit.

Crowdfunding makes things possible that wouldn't have been possible before because the target audience is dictating the cash flow. Crowdfunding gives creative people freedom from corporate money. All of that said, crowdfunding is also a risk. Crowdfunding is an opportunity for someone to take your money and spend it doing something other than what they promised. Crowdfunding means that what you pitched in for at the beginning might evolve into something you aren't as happy with by the time it is done. Crowdfunding means that unfortunately some folks that really can afford to take on the financial risk of development don't have to anymore.

It means all of that stuff and more. It sounds like you shouldn't participate in it anymore, that is for sure. I just don't agree that the process itself is a problem. People are the problem, as they are in any process.

As for Fig....yeah, I am not sure I would do that either but that has to do with that specific entity and a particular individual. It isn't somehow representative of everything crowdsourced on the planet. That's like saying the Yugo was representative of all European cars ever.
 
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