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Signed On Dec 8, 2013, 20:19
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News Comments > Rise of the Tycoon Alpha
1. Re: Rise of the Tycoon Alpha Dec 26, 2014, 13:40 verybad1
 
Don't see a Tycoon MMO being as fun as a single player one.

It will be very hard to "win" an MMOP version of one of these.
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Plus it's too close to actually working.

Would be hilarious if it's FTP and you can buy things like "You brought the boss to a strip club." Bonuses that get you ahead.

Might work out, but an MMO just doesn't seem like it would be the best genre for one of these.
 
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News Comments > Pardo: Olympics Should Include Esports [Updated]
20. Re: Blizzard: Olympics Should Include Esports Dec 24, 2014, 13:25 verybad1
 
Maybe they should have checkers and card games in the Olympics also.

Fucking stupid calling them e"sports" sorry, but if it's not taking physical action, it's a god damned game, not a sport.

I play games, and I (sometimes) play sports. They're different things, and there's nothing wrong with video games being games not sports, but they aren't the same, and it's ridiculous thinking video games should be in the Olympics.

If somebody wants to watch them (and I often do on YouTube myself) that's fine, but the Olympics events should certainly not be reliant on technology or products that will only be around for several years.

They're different, and they should stay separate.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 23, 2014, 15:44 verybad1
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 15:04:
verybad1 wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 14:39:
Does anyone ever find Pee Wee Herman amusing?

Yes some people did, people are different, remember, answers tons of questions.

Back then I was into Metal, so yeah he was nothing to me.

Yeah, I know people are different, and that's a good thing, diversity and all that. I'm not even saying there's something wrong with people that do like Pee Wee Herman.

I just simply can't imagine doing so.
 
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News Comments > Etherium Gameplay Video
2. Re: Etherium Gameplay Video Dec 23, 2014, 14:53 verybad1
 
Yeah looks ok. Doesn't look mind-blowing or genre changing, but it looks like it could be entertaining and fun. Will keep an eye on it, reviews will make my decision of course.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 23, 2014, 14:39 verybad1
 
Does anyone ever find Pee Wee Herman amusing? Always just seemed irritating to me. Can't imagine gong to see a movie based on him, or watching one on Netflix.

Was alright in an old Cheech and Chong movie I guess, but a whole movie? Just too much?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 21, 2014, 18:04 verybad1
 
Gonna wait for Civ Beyond Earth to get real cheap. Looks enjoyable, but not that much different from Civ 5, so I'm not gonna pay much for it. Under 20 will work for me in that I guess.  
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News Comments > Sims 4 Game Pack Next Month
1. Re: Sims 4 Game Pack Next Month Dec 21, 2014, 18:00 verybad1
 
If it had Hyena's that could eat the Sim's baby's or rattlesnakes that could kill random ones, maybe might be interesting.

But not.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 21, 2014, 13:30 verybad1
 
Please keep politics off of Blue's. I come here to get away from that sort of stuff.

Thanks you.
 
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News Comments > Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion
25. Re: Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion Dec 19, 2014, 04:49 verybad1
 
Guy's gonna bone some Playboy "models" then sell the place. Makes sense if you've come into ridiculous money like him.

Congrats!
 
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News Comments > Tropico 5 Waterborne Expansion Released
1. Re: Tropico 5 Waterborne Expansion Released Dec 19, 2014, 04:43 verybad1
 
Want to like the game, but instead of it feeling like they're bringing new content, it feels more like they thought of the content before it was release, and they're just putting in what was planned before it was released.

To much of a sell rather than enjoy feel overall. Which is a pity.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
139. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 18, 2014, 00:31 verybad1
 
Timmeh wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 17:19:
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 09:27:
Freedom without responsibility doesn't work. We should aspire to more than pandering to the lowest common denominator. Anything for a buck, Gabe?

I gotta admit your post impressed the hell out of me.

I agree that wee need freedom of expression, but we also need social responsibility. We do not live and cant live in a free for all wonton evil society.

Some dark things need to be left to be wrestled in secret with the id where they belong.


OK, who gets to make those decisions?

If the individuals in society are not informed well enough to make moral decisions that are beneficial to society as a whole, then we need to fix society.

Seriously, who gets to make decisions as to what is right, because a lot of people have a lot of varying views on a lot of things.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
138. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 18, 2014, 00:24 verybad1
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 14:20:
verybad1 wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 14:09:
Only time freedom is of any value is when censorship is provided by the moral compass of each individual. Otherwise it's not freedom, and if as a whole the moral compass of society can't be trusted, then there is a deeper problem with that society than censorship can fix.

What fantasy world are you living in? There is no such thing as freedom as you describe it in a civilized society. I suggest you actually take some time and read some history. The collapse of many of the past civilizations can be attributed in part through the decline of many of their social mores.

All this game is going to do is rile up the game censor proponents, which is one group you really don't want to stir up.

Check the Soviet Union-Hihgly censored, check Nazi Germany- Highly censored.

If the individuals in a society can't be trusted, then the problem is with the society, not the individuals.

You seemed to have invented a history rather than researched it.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
77. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 14:09 verybad1
 
Only time freedom is of any value is when censorship is provided by the moral compass of each individual. Otherwise it's not freedom, and if as a whole the moral compass of society can't be trusted, then there is a deeper problem with that society than censorship can fix.  
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
71. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 13:56 verybad1
 
beremot wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 13:43:

Not to mention the fact that the U.S., where I live, is PLAGUED by mass murders just like the one depicted in the game.
Well then maybe we should reduce the guns flowing freely about our society, but nahh, guns don't kill people, video games do.

If you live somewhere where this happened, if you know someone who lost a loved one in a mass-shooting, then this isn't just an "abstract" concept for you, and the idea of taking all that suffering, all that misery, and turning it into a game, is sickening.
About ten years ago I saw a 14 year old boy killed in a drive by shooting. I don't know for sure, but I'm rather more of the opinion that the shooting was drug related rather than from someone playing video games.
You "Hatred" supporters out there ... Will you follow your logic to its natural extremes? Do you believe there is ANY concept for a game that is simply beyond defense? What about a game centered around raping infants? Lynching black people? Anything?

My guess is no. Because you care more about playing games, than you do about what happens in the real world, and are unable or unwilling to see how one might affect the other.
Biggest violence factors out there are government, religion, drugs, money, and sex. I don't think video game inspired violence is even a measurable factor.

In the past, the biggestviolence inspiring genre has been literature, not movies, not art, not video games.


Think people are barking up the wrong tree.

The game looks disgusting to me, but the quickest way to lead to a violent society is to have the government tell us what to think, watch, play, or say.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
68. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 13:36 verybad1
 
shul wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 09:16:
I'm sorry, but I've watched the trailer and the game makes me sick.

I know that if I don't like it I don't need to play it but putting stuff like that out there is like poisoning minds.

Meh. Looks just like Diablo in terms of gameplay killing lots of stuff from a 3rd person view) but instead of monsters it's people instead of spells it's guns and stuff.

The gameplay itself might be good depending on challenge (presumably there are people that fight back(?))Cops and such.

As for it poisoning minds, you've got to be pretty weak minded to begin with if something like that would alter your behavior.

Doesn't appeal to me, but I am 100% of the view that if somebody wants to make this sort of game, they should be allowed to, and let the marketplace decide if it's a good idea or not.

We're adults (at least anyone getting this game should officially be, and don't need to be handheld by any government or steam in order to make decisions. Obviously a NC-17 game, but there are movies with that level of violence out there also. (splatter horror movies leave me sick)

So yeah, not getting it myself, certainly doesn't appeal to me, but if they want to make that game for their (presumably rather small) market, let them.

 
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth OS X Patch & Linux Status
3. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth OS X Patch & Linux Status Dec 13, 2014, 18:00 verybad1
 
Nahh, I'm an asshole, but at least I know it.  
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth OS X Patch & Linux Status
1. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth OS X Patch & Linux Status Dec 13, 2014, 13:09 verybad1
 
I wouldn't want my PC to be playing with an Apple or Linux machine.

Apple users are insufferable idiots that don't know how to open their box, and Linux users for gaming are ...probably smart, but also fat and stink, they talk about how they sat next to a pretty girl once on the bus...

Does anyone play Civ multiplay though?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
52. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 14:48 verybad1
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 14:32:
Ok, you're wrong, though. At least what you quoted. Rockstar is a company largely run by privileged, well-educated wealthy people, and the games they make are largely populated by people that are none of those things. Only Michael qualifies as any of that, and even then, just wealthy and privileged.

But I also don't see how that's a huge problem. Playing people just like the people making the game gets tiresome.

However, there are plenty of studies that viewing things that are sexist/racist makes you more sexist/racist. When you see something in the media, it becomes a norm. You can't really deny that. What you can deny is the level of sexism/racism in a product.

Lastly, no one is saying we shouldn't have a free society. I really,really wish people would stop with that crap. If Disney were to make a film about black people eating watermelon or hispanic people being lazy today, it wouldn't go over well. Sure, Disney would be free to do it, in fact no one is stopping them, but people expect better from Disney. Likewise, the article is saying we should expect better from Rockstar.

No one is saying "write a law so Rockstar isn't able to do this!" they're saying "it's 2014, Rockstar shouldn't be choosing to do this." Hell, Blue even quoted the author saying that it's a free society and people should be able to buy it if they want and Rockstar should be able to make it if they want - they just shouldn't want to. they should want to make something better.

OK, yeah, the game is about mostly criminal actions in urban areas. not gonna argue that.

We should expect no better from a company making an entertainment product than what there is a demand for,

If we should be criticizing anyone, it should be ourselves. Rockstar is successful because it fills a demand, not because it creates that demand. There is plenty of other stuff in that nature in video games, movies, and even literature that makes this obvious.

I can also bet you that if Disney made a movie with some of those aspects in it that you mention, that it would probably find a market, it would damage their other, larger market however. I also would bet that if Disney wouldn't lose their other market due to something like that, they'd make those racist movies in a second.

People are free to choose what they want as entertainment, and that can sometimes be stuff that others find repulsive. Not gonna lose any sleep over it.

The problem isn't Rockstar, it's the market.

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News Comments > Op Ed
50. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 14:28 verybad1
 
Scheherazade wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 14:17:
But that doesn't mean its makers ought to be allowed to feel comfortable dismissing its critics in the most derisory fashion imaginable.

"Allowed"?

WTF?

Who the hell is this guy, and why does he think he's in a position to "allow" anything to anyone?

Seriously, F this dude.

Goddam' parasite. Seriously, this is where the world's problems come from. D-bags that want to force themselves onto other people.

-scheherazade

Hallegodeamnlujah! Wsih there was a like button here.

If people want to bitch about something they feel is in poor taste, sure they can go ahead all they want, for a group, complain about it etc.

But last time I checked, we don't live in mother-effing North Korea, so people here are allowed to say or think whatever they damned well think.

Are some things in GTA-V in poor taste? Sure, However killing prostitutes in the game isn't a required thing to do in order to complete the game, it's an emergent "entertainment" (and yes I do find it repulsive to use that term also for doing that.)

You can kill cops, you can kill old people, you can blow up stuff. Seriously, killing hookers is something that can happen in the game, but it's not something that MUST happen in the game, so wanna-be hand holders need to get back on their rocking horse and backoff.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
46. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 14:09 verybad1
 
Yeah, cause the majority of violence and inequality against women is done by hardcore videogame players!

Seriously, it's idiotic to consider the depiction of misogyny or other violence/inequality as actually being the cause or source of such.

Here's where the BS in the opinion article starts.

"Here is a game made by a company largely run by privileged, well-educated, wealthy people, and it mostly profits from portrayals of people who are none of those things."

You don't have to go out and do that shit. I too find it repulsive, but GTA:V has a lot of things to do, and the majority of them aren't killing prostitutes.

I can understand some women might be even more repulsed by that, and they don't have to buy the game and they can tell their male friends/relatives, etc that they shouldn't either and for what reason. No problem with that.

However I do have a problem with people trying to control what other people do/watch/play/etc for their own recreation so long as it is not actually causing harm.

Because I'm FAR more fucking terrified of a non free society than I am of jackasses axe-killing hookers in a videogame
 
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