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Signed On Apr 1, 2016, 06:51
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News Comments > Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale
12. Re: Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale Jun 22, 2018, 03:46 VaranDragon
 
If you don't have Tyranny, love party based RPGs, you need to get it. Get it now. You won't regret it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2018, 12:13 VaranDragon
 
Space Force! Space Force! Space Force!  
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed
4. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Jun 19, 2018, 12:10 VaranDragon
 
If the blurb can be believed, then the delay is justified. Strong emphasis on if.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
19. Re: Into the Black Jun 19, 2018, 10:23 VaranDragon
 
Prez wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 09:48:
El Pit wrote on Jun 19, 2018, 08:17:
I would love to hear what Prez has spent - I myself don't even dare to find out what I have spent.

TotalSpend 2018-06-19 $32,659.04

I need help...

Holy shit!
 
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News Comments > WHO Classifies "Gaming Disorder"
26. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 15:59 VaranDragon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 14:31:
Beamer wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 13:40:
Do you guys get so offended when someone says that gambling addictions exist?

Or do you accept that while 99.9% of the population can gamble just fine, there exist some people for whom its massively addictive and problematic.

From there, can you admit that the people we occasionally hear about, such as the 9 year old that died playing mobile games earlier this month, or the people that die playing CS, have some sort of addictive issue?

And, lastly, can you name other areas like gambling and gaming in which the addiction is so high people will be unable to do anything else? I've never heard of anyone playing soccer to death, or having their lives ruined because they just needed to build one more birdhouse. Sure, we see it with substances, or with porn, but, I mean, those have classifications...

Then again, I do think I've seen at least one person in this thread try to claim that alcoholism doesn't exist because he can handle his beer just fine.
An addict/alcoholic is the last person to recognize they have an issue.

Beamer, thanks for a breath of reality filled fresh air in a thread tilted towards putrid negativity.


The only negative comment in this thread so far has been yours. Oh yeah and Cutter's, but then again thats Cutter.

Everyone else was just having a little bit of fun, but I guess it thats counts as negativity unless you yourself are posting it.

As for Beamer's comment I've reread the entire thread and the only comment that came accross as being offended was Cutter's.
 
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News Comments > WHO Classifies "Gaming Disorder"
17. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 14:04 VaranDragon
 
Common admit it. All of us are chasing that game that won't let us think of anything else in our lives. It's why we game  
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 18, 2018, 03:44 VaranDragon
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 17, 2018, 21:38:
Wasn't the Lone Wanderer a protagonist for another Fallout game even? What does that even have to do with 76?

In F76, everyone is a lone wanderer. Which begs the question, how lone are they really?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 18, 2018, 03:42 VaranDragon
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2018, 03:22:
Huh, JWE has mostly positive reviews. Didn't expect that.

It looks quite interesting. Better than the actual movies in any case
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Victory is Life
7. Re: Star Trek Online Victory is Life Jun 18, 2018, 01:37 VaranDragon
 
Yeah STO is actually pretty good. It's longevity testifies to that effect. The away missions and gameplay suck though, even though the space combat was cool and decidely Star Trek. Well at least they sucked way back when, which is the main reason I gave up on the game. I have no idea how they are now. I did like that you could basically quest through all the way to the end game.  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 5
19. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 5 Jun 16, 2018, 06:37 VaranDragon
 
If you spin the ring around its vertical axis in addition to the normal gravity providing spin, you should get a corriolis effect similar to what occurs on earth.

On smaller ringworlds like in HALO or the Culture this can also be used to provide a day/night cycle.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Nerdist, others disavow Chris Hardwick in the wake of ex Chloe Dykstra’s post detailing abuse Jun 16, 2018, 06:09 VaranDragon
 
NamecaF wrote on Jun 16, 2018, 00:04:
Trial by social media is a fucking scourge. Fuck you lefties.

I agree that trial by social media is terrible, but let me point out two things. The guy is no longer associated with Nerdist, or hasn't been for about a year. This wasn't exactly a trial by social media, people disawoved him. Its not like he is going to hang until he is dead, or go to assrape prison for a couple of years.

I did read her blog post, and its harrowing. I know a few people that are in similar relationships and its fucking horrible. There is literally nothing you can do if you want to help, besides try and talk em into leaving, and this is usually a futile excercise. That douche deserves all the shit that's coming to him, narcisisstic, sociopaths like that can usually get away with murder.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
14. Re: etc., etc. Jun 15, 2018, 10:28 VaranDragon
 
TBH I don't follow reddit, but Ill take your word for it that the legitimate complaints are drowned out in the misogynyst noise.

I just feel EA could have done a tiny, itsy bitsy more research so as to not give these fools a leg to stand on.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
12. Re: etc., etc. Jun 15, 2018, 10:22 VaranDragon
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 15, 2018, 10:14:
I just don't see a point in criticizing a major publisher for wanting their franchise to stay relevant. There will always be devs interested in niche, but Activision, EA, Ubi, etc., can't afford that with their biggest titles.

But isn't that just the point? I mean from the gameplay we've seen this is meant to be a serious WWII themed game right? Its superficial stuff that kind of stands out from that and what most people are complaining about. Do you think EA's sales would have hurt if they hadn't included the sillier stuff? Or do you think that the outcry would have been even worse if they didn't include female cricketeers, katana wielding commandos and whatnot?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Jun 15, 2018, 10:16 VaranDragon
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 15, 2018, 07:49:
Point 1 is moot. None of these people whine about anything other than women. There's plenty in the game not historically accurate, but it's the women they focus on.

I agree its dumb to focus on one thing in particular, especially when its known that plenty of women took part in WWII. In a tiny nitpick, EA could have made her french, or russian, or yugoslavian, or any occupied nationality really, since a lot of them saw partisan or active duty action and not one of the naysayers arguments would hold any water in that case. Instead EA chose to make our female protagonist a british cyborg that wields a large barbed wire cricket bat.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 5
16. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 5 Jun 15, 2018, 07:47 VaranDragon
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 22:50:
I'm seriously hyperventilating over HALO Infinite. It'll probably be nothing what I imagine it is but for now I'm really looking forward to it. Ever since HALO was originally announced way way back when it was a MAC RTS then 3rd person then FPS, my mind has just gone nuts with the concept of a ringworld. I can sit for a long time and ponder just the weather dynamics of it. Like how does that even work? There's no moon, it's not a sphere, so there would be no tides and there shouldn't be waves on the oceans yet we've seen waves on every large water biome on a HALO. Clouds, weather systems, a jet stream - cyclones?! HOW? Just that one little bit hasn't even had it's surface scratched in 15 years, both in-game nor the extended lore. And it looks like this time, we might just get some kind of explanation for some of it. It also looks like it'll be open world, a dream come true if it happens, at least for me. And based on the fact we see Master Chief's original armor style come back, I'm betting here and now that it has either time travel and/or flashbacks involved OR it's a prequel. There's a new book coming out (name escapes me ATM) that is going to explore MC's early campaign against the Covenant, long before the Fall of Reach. I think this is a clue or a sign that we're going back to that time period. Which is fine by me. The one glaring flaw in the 'prequel' hypothesis is that the HALO's hadn't been found yet, so MC wouldn't be on one with UNSC soldiers.
=-Rigs-=

Not sure how much of a reader you are but if you like the concept of ringworlds you should give Larry Niven's series a read.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringworld_series
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Jun 15, 2018, 04:01 VaranDragon
 
I've mostly laid out my opinions on this matter in the other thread where this was brought up, but I will add a few tangential points that are maybe overlooked by the majority of people who tread lightly in order to appease or not hurt any feelings.

1) WWII history buffs, both amateur and professional historians are some of the most obsesive and brutal when it comes to nitpicking over the tiniest recorded detail. From the color of a certain units uniforms, to the exact mascots used on specific vehicles in specific battles.

2) WWII is the best documented large scale conflict in the history of the human race. We have had more recent conflicts but most of the stuff there is either classified, or unavailable to the general public.

3) WWII is an extremely sensitive subject for most people, which is weird since it is practically the last and only conflict on the planet where it was objectively clear who the "good" and the "bad" guys were.

 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
45. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 14, 2018, 16:14 VaranDragon
 
Yes kids shouldn't be playing. But not because of the Nazis or the swastika. Because its a violent shooter. However we all know that a lot of kids will definitely have access to this game so DICE might as well make it historically accurate (in that regard, if not in gameplay). I can see that we won't agree on this, you seem firmly of the opinion that censorship in this case is the right thing to do, I think that it's wrong in most cases, but especially in this one for all the reasons I listed above.

I would change my mind if you could show me a single case where censorship of any kind, but especially with regards to history worked to change people in a positive way.
 
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
39. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 15:54 VaranDragon
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 15:26:
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 13:35:
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 13:23:
Slashman wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 12:02:
For me it comes to down the fact that there is nothing I really want from Microsoft except non-exclusivity of their games on the console side.

Just make your games and then port them to PC and sell them through Steam, GOG and other established retailers.

What MS keeps trying to make fit is some kind of return to Windows Live that nobody liked or wanted. Your store will never be the cool thing you want us to believe it is. Stop getting involved in aspects that don't matter to us. We have GOG, Steam, GMG and a host of other, better digital retailers.

All MS has to do is decide if they want PC gamers to enjoy the same games they are putting out for console and if so, then just stop getting in the way of that. We don't want your shitty store and its front end.

Do you hold others to this standard?
Must EA sell through Steam?
Must Ubisoft sell through Steam? They do, but it all launches through uPlay, so all you did was use Steam as a payment processor.
Must Valve sell through Origin and uPlay?

No one seems to complain that you can't buy CS:Go on Origin.
And yeah, I get that Steam is a pretty good webstore and the rest suck, but Steam wasn't always that way. The others, if they get use, won't always suck.

But the arguments that Microsoft is wrong for wanting you to use its storefront falls apart unless you're equally angry at Valve for not selling on Steam or Origin.

Except none of those stores you mentioned require a Windows10 OS. There is literaly no reason why MS's storefront, games, or DX12 for that matter need to be locked down to one specific platform. None at all.

Did the reply I quoted mention Windows 10?
No?

Then I probably wasn't dealing with that complaint. If someone says they hate McDonald's because it's low quality, because the beef smells kind of rancid, but primarily because they have parking lots, and I ask if they hate all places with parking lots, do you think I have no problem with beef that smells rancid?

Yeah I get what you're saying, what I wanted to add to that was that most of the complaints raised here would be moot if MS just made their store (and by extension, their games) work like Origin, or Steam or GOG or whatever.
 
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
24. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 13:35 VaranDragon
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 13:23:
Slashman wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 12:02:
For me it comes to down the fact that there is nothing I really want from Microsoft except non-exclusivity of their games on the console side.

Just make your games and then port them to PC and sell them through Steam, GOG and other established retailers.

What MS keeps trying to make fit is some kind of return to Windows Live that nobody liked or wanted. Your store will never be the cool thing you want us to believe it is. Stop getting involved in aspects that don't matter to us. We have GOG, Steam, GMG and a host of other, better digital retailers.

All MS has to do is decide if they want PC gamers to enjoy the same games they are putting out for console and if so, then just stop getting in the way of that. We don't want your shitty store and its front end.

Do you hold others to this standard?
Must EA sell through Steam?
Must Ubisoft sell through Steam? They do, but it all launches through uPlay, so all you did was use Steam as a payment processor.
Must Valve sell through Origin and uPlay?

No one seems to complain that you can't buy CS:Go on Origin.
And yeah, I get that Steam is a pretty good webstore and the rest suck, but Steam wasn't always that way. The others, if they get use, won't always suck.

But the arguments that Microsoft is wrong for wanting you to use its storefront falls apart unless you're equally angry at Valve for not selling on Steam or Origin.

Except none of those stores you mentioned require a Windows10 OS. There is literaly no reason why MS's storefront, games, or DX12 for that matter need to be locked down to one specific platform. None at all.
 
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
10. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 11:48 VaranDragon
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 11:45:

What's the difference between UPlay and Microsoft's store?
Honest question. I'm familiar with UPlay, not with Microsoft's. They seem more or less the same to me.

Win10 exclusives? I think thats about it.
 
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