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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Sep 18, 2018, 00:47 jacobvandy
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 19:18:
CBD doesn't get you high. It's effects are similar to caffeine. Or, um, so I've heard.

Not even that, as far as I know. It's more like the latest trend in vaguely "good for you" ingredients, such as acai. People think, oh well they say it cures cancer, I should just consume it all the time so I can sleep better and lose weight and be more focused, yeah!
 
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News Comments > OVERKILLíS The Walking Dead Closed Beta Next Month
5. Re: OVERKILLíS The Walking Dead Closed Beta Next Month Sep 10, 2018, 05:32 jacobvandy
 
Vulkan wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 00:02:
And I swear to god if they manage to figure out how to cram carrying heavy bags into this game...

How do you think you'll be taking your scavenged cans of creamed corn and unicorn joke bandaids back to camp?
 
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News Comments > Tournament Shooting Lawsuit
5. Re: Tournament Shooting Lawsuit Aug 31, 2018, 22:33 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 21:49:
Overon wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 19:39:
No way that lawsuit has any legs. It won't go anywhere.

The guy has to try. Never heard in the stories of people who survive a mass shooting is the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills they have to deal with for the rest of their lives, usually with no way to recoup those costs.

Suing whomever you can is pretty much the only shot you've got at not being financially ruined for the rest of your life.

I mean... That's what insurance is for. You know you're taking a risk when you don't have any. It's not that big of a risk, so most people are alright with taking it, but sometimes you roll snake eyes in life (or 1 on a D20, if you prefer).
 
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News Comments > SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos
3. Re: SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos Aug 31, 2018, 21:05 jacobvandy
 
Overon wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 19:38:
Why can't you depict prison gangs accurately?

Because it's illegal to even suggest to people that the safe little fantasy world they think they live in is just that. It's not enough for them to bury their heads in the sand anymore, they want to breathe fresh air while still expecting to see nothing but happy faces and rainbows everywhere...
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 29, 2018, 16:16 jacobvandy
 
I loved Witcher 3, but I've still yet to go back and replay it. It's so heavily reliant on story content that, no matter how good the stories were, I've already been there and done that. Completed all the side quests I could find, checked off all the Ubisoft-style points of interest on the map I cared to, then finished up the main quest and was pretty satisfied with the ending... I replay each of Bethesda's games upwards of a dozen times, often spending more time than I did with Witcher 3 in a single play through. They are very different types of games.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message
26. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message Aug 28, 2018, 19:39 jacobvandy
 
Most places around the world do not equate breasts with penis... obviously Witcher 3 was operating under softcore pornography rules, which means no genitals shown.  
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News Comments > Devil's Hunt Video
4. Re: Devil's Hunt Video Aug 28, 2018, 03:02 jacobvandy
 
Small indie studios operate on a delayed timeline, guys, like when you go overseas and they're playing American music from a few decades ago on their pop stations. What this shows us is that modern game development tools have finally enabled indies to progress from 16-bit side-scrolling platformers to mid-2000s 3D action games.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message
9. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message Aug 28, 2018, 00:05 jacobvandy
 
Task wrote on Aug 27, 2018, 23:03:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 27, 2018, 22:07:
I kinda skipped around the video because I don't want to see too much, but WTF was that shit with the rifle you just shoot in their general direction and the projectiles seek out enemies like little missiles? Made me throw up in my mouth a little...

It was like that gun in the fifth element. What's wrong with that? BattleTech even has similar stuff in that fantasy setting, bullets and shells that track. Deus-Ex:HR had something similar.

The Fifth Element gun requires you shoot the target once directly to place the tracker, which I could see making sense as a high-level treat for being able to keep hitting them after they've taken cover or something (and that's supposed to be from the mid-2200s). But straight-up autonomous targeting with every round is just gross, and exactly the type of lazy, console-centric design that I would expect more folks around here to get worked up about. It takes even less effort than Halo's needler gun, since with that you had to aim at least a little bit... Here you have a reticle half the width of the screen and anything inside it just dies. It's good to hear that that's supposed to be a rare, sort of end-game thing, though.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message
4. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message Aug 27, 2018, 22:07 jacobvandy
 
I kinda skipped around the video because I don't want to see too much, but WTF was that shit with the rifle you just shoot in their general direction and the projectiles seek out enemies like little missiles? Made me throw up in my mouth a little...  
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News Comments > Fatal Shooting at Game Tournament [Updated]
30. Re: Fatal Shooting at Game Tournament [Updated] Aug 26, 2018, 22:01 jacobvandy
 
Apostle wrote on Aug 26, 2018, 21:39:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 26, 2018, 19:36:
Also, the solution is glaringly obvious: gun control.

Prohibition works. That's why there are no drugs or prostitutes in America.

QFT. If you wanna stop stuff like this, deal with the crazies, not the weapon they happen to use. The problem is mainstream media is owned by the pharmaceutical corps, so they always neglect to mention when the shooters were on some kind of mind-melting drug cocktail that can't possibly be bad because it's legal and the doctor prescribed it!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
13. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 26, 2018, 10:09 jacobvandy
 
Not talking about preventing what happened here, I'm questioning why idiot kids have access to machinery like that at all. At the very least they shouldn't be allowed on public roadways with it.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 25, 2018, 11:11 jacobvandy
 
If you have to be 21+ to rent a car, a regular old sedan or whatever, how in the hell does it make sense to allow a teenager to own or operate a super-car? I hope the victims' family or families sue the fuck out of that idiot's insurance and/or next of kin.  
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News Comments > July U.S. Sales Charts
3. Re: July U.S. Sales Charts Aug 25, 2018, 01:07 jacobvandy
 
I think that is the definition for asterisk, and they don't use triples anywhere. Since it's all Nintendo games marked, it makes sense that they don't have digital data for any of them. Which speaks even more highly to how well they're doing, since those are the games that dominate the Nintendo eShop chart, too.  
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News Comments > Get For Honor Starter Edition for Free
4. Re: Get For Honor Starter Edition for Free Aug 22, 2018, 21:57 jacobvandy
 
Xero wrote on Aug 22, 2018, 21:49:
I'm so pissed I paid for this starter edition a few weeks ago. I barely played it cause it sucked so bad and now they give it free to add salt to my wound. bah!

If you barely played it, you can get a refund. Not if you waited a few weeks, though.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA RTX 20-series Next Month
53. Re: NVIDIA RTX 20-series Next Month Aug 21, 2018, 03:45 jacobvandy
 
Alamar wrote on Aug 20, 2018, 16:58:
Well... There was that whole false marketing on memory a few years back...

And they paid 12.5% of everyone's money back for 'missing' 12.5% of the memory. Even though brand new games to this day still run pretty well on my ol' GTX 970, so it wasn't really that necessary. Not that that stopped me from cashing the check.
 
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News Comments > Twitch Prime and Amazon Prime Changes
4. Re: Twitch Prime and Amazon Prime Changes Aug 21, 2018, 01:49 jacobvandy
 
This was inevitable after Best Buy discontinued their 20% off program, too, so now they'll both just be doing a $10 rebate on a handful of titles. I guess they have some data showing that there are enough people only buying physical games no matter what to more than offset the flexible shoppers such as myself... Or else they simply do not care about selling video games at all anymore.

The savings were already pretty meager for me because I have to pay taxes to Amazon and Best Buy, but not to Steam or Nintendo eShop or Green Man, etc. So if you cut that by another couple dollars or don't offer it at all for a lot of games, you've completely lost me. And yeah, looks like they really slashed the Twitch Prime benefits, too, though I really don't watch much of anything on there. Just another couple steps toward my deciding not to renew when that annual Prime membership is up.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Aug 19, 2018, 10:55 jacobvandy
 
Twitch thots are a far cry from Asia Carerra, though. Blew my mind when I found that out about her.  
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News Comments > Play Overwatch for Free Next Weekend
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 19, 2018, 05:32 jacobvandy
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 20:26:
I meant more like the systems that Quake Champions currently has, where you get an item every day with increasing value for logging in consecutively at least once every 24 hours, which increases in "value" each consecutive day you log in. Paragon also had this system in place a couple months before (and up until) it died. Seems to be quite a popular last ditch effort for dying online games.

Not really, most online games releasing in the past 10 years or so have that sort of system from day one, especially F2Ps. It's one of the pillars of addictive design, right up there with loot boxes and virtual currency. If those games hadn't waited so long to implement one, they'd probably be in better shape.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 18, 2018, 03:31 jacobvandy
 
afka Rossini wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 21:54:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 21:18:
FFS, I already loathe Amazon Video because you can't watch two episodes of anything without being thrust upon by a commercial for whatever retarded original programming they've got coming out... If Netflix starts doing that, too, I might as well just switch to Hulu.
Too late, Netflix has already started doing it on my Netflix app for Fire TV. You can hit play next or sit through 20 seconds of 'preview' for another show.

Sounds like you may be one of the lucky few they're currently testing it on. If you can press one button to skip it and it's not the same ad over and over, that's an improvement over Amazon, but still annoying.

I get that there are some really apathetic people out there who still want to be force-fed stuff like cable did/does to you, but I wish they'd include the option to turn that shit off for the rest of us. I don't want a big auto-play video at the top of the UI when I load it up, I don't want you to auto-play every fucking title I leave my selector on for more than two seconds, and I don't want "suggestions" that auto-play for me in between episodes. Just fuck off already...

I really liked Netflix streaming a lot more back when it was just digital versions of most of the stuff they offered on DVD. Give me a list of shit I can watch and leave me to browse, I don't need anyone to program for me.
 
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News Comments > Valve Tunes in Steam.TV
1. Re: Valve Tunes in Steam.TV Aug 17, 2018, 21:48 jacobvandy
 
An hour later, looks like it's been taken offline.  
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