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Signed On Feb 18, 2012, 07:07
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
24. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 15:25 SlimRam
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 10:47:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 09:28:
It only gets better.ACLU Files Suit Against White House Election Fraud Commission

Yes because Democrats love to cheat and hide it then call everyone else a cheater.

That's the truth.

If the facts were on the table the illegal votes for Obama and Clinton would be far higher than anyone would believe. In fact a recent study showed that as many as 6 million illegal votes were cast for Obama in 2008.

That number is probably between 5-10 million for Clinton in 2016. If you are a democrat leftist Saul Alinskyite radical you clearly want that covered up forever.

Take it from someone that's had a stroke, brain damage impacts everyone in your life; Please speak to your doctor.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
21. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 10, 2017, 21:07 SlimRam
 
It's treasonous and it apparently runs in the family.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
72. Re: BOLO for new accounts Jul 5, 2017, 00:24 SlimRam
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 12:29:
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click the link for a whole bunch of * REMOVED * comments
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=userinfo&user=58443

Well sir, I believe you are the winner. You said he would flame out at before post 502. I played the averages of all his account posts with 2,755 so you sir, are closer. He was banned at 921.

Ok, ok best two out of three? Surely the 6th iteration will emerge soon
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 16:03 SlimRam
 
HAPPY JULY 4TH AMERICA!

Please enjoy this one thoroughly because, odds are, the country won't be around for it next year! Skull
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 00:23 SlimRam
 
There seems to be someone missing from our discussions lately... All this talk of Space. I can't put my finger on it yet, nah I got Zero.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda DLC and Sequel in Doubt?
14. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda DLC and Sequel in Doubt? Jul 1, 2017, 00:44 SlimRam
 
I thought the story was going in the right direction. They basically wrote themselves into a corner with the first trilogy so they really couldn't do anything more there. If you tried to move forward from ME 3 they would have had to consider the fact that all the mass effect relays in the galaxy were destroyed and they really didn't even know how they worked. Repairing all of them would have taken awhile I would imagine, if even possible? Even if the story stayed in the Milky Way galaxy they would have had to push the time of the story forward at least probably a 100 years to give the galaxy a chance to rebuild/colonize after the Reapers attacked (if they followed the default ending of ME 3 and the Reapers were destroyed). Moving a small fraction of all aliens to another galaxy makes sense if your trying to save your species so it's pretty logical (Stephen Hawking believes we have maybe 1000 years as a species until we annihilate ourselves or get destroyed by a catastrophe and are lost forever or colonize another world).

As for the writing itself, I thought it was weak. Then again, this isn't Armageddon like the first trilogy was so the same level of tension shouldn't be expected. I think they injected as much drama as they could into the story but the urgency of the first trilogy just wasn't there.

The facial animations debacle definitely hurt the sales for the game right out of the gate. They blew it and it shown through. If you guys read about the troubled development of the project, most of the game was literally done in the last 18 month of the project.

Personally, I wish they would continue the story to the end but it sounds like they may never do it
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. John Romero's Original DOOM 2 disks - 3.5" floppies. Jun 27, 2017, 15:26 SlimRam
 
Damn, I guess John needs cash more than we thought?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 27, 2017, 15:16 SlimRam
 
MITCHELL!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Jun 25, 2017, 18:49 SlimRam
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 25, 2017, 17:15:
That said, it is difficult to know if SC has run out of money, or if they are engaging in those types of corporate financial planning. Personally, admittedly without any evidence to back me up, I'd bet they've already burned through all their money. *shrug*

I've thought for a while now that they have no funds to spare. If I had to guess I would say they are living, literally, day to day. I believe if all incoming cash stopped, they would be sunk. I believe even Chris has basically said that the scale of their operation is directly tied to how much money they bring in a month. Whether they can maintain this until a product ships is anyone's guess.
 
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News Comments > Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Trailer
3. Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Trailer Jun 23, 2017, 23:45 SlimRam
 
The main character looks like she would smell... badly.

The mixture of B.O, dirt, and animal skins is a recipe for an aromatic disaster.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jun 21, 2017, 20:25 SlimRam
 
The description for for Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni "featuring ridiculously busty schoolgirls" would make me almost feel guilty for playing this.

Almost.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2017, 19:56 SlimRam
 
Another to add to the list:

Stephen Furst died from complications of diabetes. He was 63.

Sorry to say that Vir is dead, probably one of my favorite characters from 'Babylon 5'. Stephen was in 'Animal House' too

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News Comments > No PC Just Dance 2018
2. Re: No PC Just Dance 2018 Jun 14, 2017, 23:24 SlimRam
 
I believe Bebe Rexha's jeans have reached maximum capacity, daaaaaaaaaamn.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak
23. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak Jun 10, 2017, 20:53 SlimRam
 
Bundy wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 20:14:
Both my kids still play the first one. The game simply wasn't made for you. It was made for children. Just like the movies.

Ding Ding Ding, there's ah winnah, Exactly this.

For a lot of guys that are in the 40 to 60 range probably on this site I think it's time to realize that a lot of movies, games and TV shows simply aren't made for us anymore. Sucks but we're old news now, literally
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak
7. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak Jun 10, 2017, 12:38 SlimRam
 
Nope.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 7, 2017, 14:14 SlimRam
 
Um... I suppose it's just me buuuuuut... I actually like the HDR version better here for this game? The SDR colors look way over-saturated with colors and the lighting doesn't seem as "realistic". I know that this is supposed to be an alien world and all that (I own the game) but i've never thought the colors and lighting actually looked all that great? I play on a 42" 1080 plasma LG tv as my monitor so that may be part of the problem buuuut... yeah, I do like the HDR version better, it just look more real to me *shrug*  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2017, 12:25 SlimRam
 
Blue, if you'd have invited me over after a night of nuclear hot wings and tequila shots I would have have destroyed your bathroom for free.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
44. Re: Game Reviews May 28, 2017, 21:05 SlimRam
 
Slick, I played the 2006 demo and didn't care for it (which I've told you several times now), I'm RIGHT NOW playing the new one and just broke out of my fake apartment into the simulation area (see I know that because i'm actually playing the game). Nothing about this exchange has made me "mad" as you keep implying. I find the fact that someone that doesn't even know what a first person shooter actually is (and good job on dodging my Deus Ex reference for what a FPS/RPG is btw) considers himself to be a game reviewer, actually hilarious. As I've said over and over, you took 2 points off of the total of your review (from a 7 to a 5) just because the game was called Prey and it didn't resemble the original at all. Like Redeye said, put a disclaimer at the beginning and move on. You literally punished this game just because of it's name, that's not fair to the developer or to the person reading your review.

Nope, I never said that Prey 2006 "doesn't matter" that's you putting words in my mouth again. Your argument was that Prey 2006 had a cult-like following, I said that I wasn't aware of this following or of the games popularity because none of my friends ever bought the game (and they are pretty avid gamers). If you say the game was that popular, so be it, i'll take your word for it. Sorry if this new game "desecrated" (in your words, with full drama mode engaged) your beloved IP but that shouldn't have hurt your review as bad as it did. You even TELL everyone in your review that the game would have been a 7 if it had been called anything else...really? You might as well post a huge banner over your review saying:

"If Your Looking For an Unbiased Review of This Game Please Look Elsewhere Because I'm a Huge Fanboy of the Old Prey".

Your "perspective" of Prey 2006 (amongst the other jabs that you so graciously shared) was an entire paragraph dedicated to how neato you thought the death sequences were compared to it not being in this new game and how the mirrors didn't reflect like in the original...really?

What is my issue with this? My issue with this is that you are letting your fanboyism affect your review of the new Prey game. Real people worked on this game and real money and jobs are put on the line to make these games. The fact that you so casually shit on the game because it offended your beloved IP and then have the actual nerve to call yourself a "journalist" shows exactly how immature you actually are, and how insincere you are as a game reviewer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2017, 06:04 SlimRam
 
Gregg Allman died, he was 69. Guess they finally caught the Midnight Rider...  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
38. Re: Game Reviews May 27, 2017, 23:47 SlimRam
 
Slick, the metascore of a game does not always equate evenly to the number of players of that game. There have been plenty of highly rated games that a majority of people have never played.

This isn't a First Person Shooter? Really? That's your argument? You shoot things from a first person perspective in this game. That is the very definition of a first person shooter. I guess you're saying that Deus Ex isn't a shooter because it is technically an RPG right? Wrong. Deus Ex is an FPS/RPG hybrid, it's both actually and a perfectly acceptable description of the game, just like System Shock and apparently just like this game. When a game like Mass Effect forces you to stare at the person you are speaking with through hours of dialog, yeah, the facial animations are important. From what I've seen of this game, Prey doesn't force this type of interaction on you; you can walk away from anyone talking at any time.

Sure, you can mention the other Prey game in the review, that wasn't my issue with it. My issue was you based a good chunk of the review on how much this game wasn't like the old one. That's not a fair review.

Yes, Prey 2006 did portals first. You want to know which game is most remembered for having portals in their game: Portal. Why? Because Portal sold millions of copies and is remembered for it's game play. Why do most people not associate Prey 2006 with portals? Because the game wasn't as popular, simple.

I DID play the demo for the original Prey and I clearly told you this, it didn't leave any type of lasting impression with me. Also, with this thing called the internet, I don't have to play a game to get a good idea of what its about and how it plays.

I never said Prey 2006 made "no impact at all", that's you taking something that was said and blowing it out of proportion like you always do. When comparing it to Half-Life I said that Half-Life made a huge impact, Prey didn't. 11 years later and most people that played Prey probably barely remember what the main plot of the story was. Almost any gamer that you come across has probably, at least, played the first Half-Life and remembers it fondly. The passion for the Half-Life IP is the direct reason why it have endured for this long. You say there is a "cult-like" following of the first Prey game, great. I've never heard of this and all my friends that are gamers never even bought the full copy of Prey 2006; They played the demo and were done with it. Again, I never said I didn't like the game (that's you putting words in my mouth again), I said that I just wasn't that impressed with it, that's all. You said that I was "angry" at your review, no I wasn't, that's you putting words in my mouth again. I think your review is unprofessional and irresponsible for the reasons I've already stated. Again, like I said earlier, Metacritic scores do not directly translate into how many people played a game or if you can gauge how much impact a game has made on gaming culture.

The main reason why Arkane used the name Prey was probably because it was at least an IP that some people remember. It was undoubtedly done to help bolster the sales of their game. This isn't surprising or unheard of, it's simply good business.
 
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