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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer
6. Re: Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer Oct 17, 2017, 16:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
From what I've seen of the gameplay, the enemy AI seems very simplistic, and the gameplay is repetitive. The repetitiveness wouldn't be an issue if the combat was more varied and interesting. Think I'll wait for a decent sale and then see how the game looks again.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 16, 2017, 21:22 Wowbagger_TIP
 
WaltC wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 15:05:
Uh, oh...Clinton Democrats will scream "Spies! Spies!" just because a company is located in Russia. Clinton thinks she's, how did she put it, "Paula Revere?" Hilarious delusions. What happened to Gas Powered Games, I wonder. Jettisoned? Last I heard the Wargaming owner had bought the company. Who would have thought that in the 21st Century the (D) party would want to fight the cold war all over again! Bah, humbug...;) Ugh...;) Let's give peace a chance, how about it.

Nobody figured we'd need to, until they realize that the (R) party had completely sold out to Moscow. How many times did Trump deny any connections or contacts with Russia? How many times did his campaign deny it? Then one by one, the lies were revealed.

Now we have practically everyone around him with multiple connections, meetings, business deals, unexplained payments, etc. Most of which they failed to disclose (read: lied their asses off about). Sure, nothing shady going on there at all....
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077 Progress and Employee Dissent
15. Re: CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077 Progress and Employee Dissent Oct 16, 2017, 21:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 19:30:
Slashman wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 16:35:
Peter M. Smith wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 15:24:
Beamer wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 12:33:
But yeah, Cyberpunk sounds like they want to vary it enough to be endlessly replayable.

Can you imagine if CDPR went with Shadowrun instead of Cyberpunk? All that chrome goodness, but then throw Tolkien in on top of it?

I honestly think I would prefer that. I love the Shadowrun concept and I'm always sorry that HBS didn't do it bigger and better as a full openworld RPG.

In defense of HBS, they didn't have the money. They had $3M. An open world RPG would cost $30M.

Yep, but I think they did a great job with what they had. The games were all good, and captured the Shadowrun feeling pretty well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
35. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 12, 2017, 01:30 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 09:40:
Capitan wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 02:00:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 03:56:
The only thing that is disturbing is indeed people who can not STFU and simply accept Wolfenstein as the frickin' video game entertainment product that it is. It's a game. It's a work of fiction. It's not reality. Shut. The. Fuck. Up. Thank. You.
WORD and thank you! You just wrote what I just gonna say.
It's just a game and leave it with that. I hate when people drag in politic into a things who supposed to be entertainment. Simply it destroys the mood and make everybody feel uncomfortable.

This is why I kinda tuned out of football this year. All of the crap surrounding it has been toxic and it's disheartening to see people on both sides of "the debate" basically using it for their own crusade.

Which crusades are you referring to? I assume not the one the players are protesting about? Not being a football fan myself, I wouldn't even know about any of this if Trump hadn't started raging about it. So, in a way, I guess he did a good thing. Never thought I'd say that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2017, 22:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 9, 2017, 02:52:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 11:53:
/r/politics doesn't ban you for having different opinions. The only time I've been temp-banned from there was when I crossed the line into making a personal attack. I see the same /r/t_d assholes posting in politics all the time, so they obviously aren't getting banned for disagreeing.

Really? Post your account then post the following: "I think trump is doing okay, and his policies on immigration are a step in the right direction."

People post things more positive than that about Trump all the time. Don't break the rules and you won't get banned. They don't have rules about no criticism like /r/t_d does. You're the one making the asinine claim here. Prove it.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 9, 2017, 02:52:
See, you're not reading. I never said that you said that, but you sure took it to mean that I said that about you. You obviously haven't been paying very much attention to the political press in the US for the last 6 months. Which of course I suppose is just a little bubble in your world.

Where are people being called Nazis for supporting gun rights or saying things "the left doesn't like", whatever the fuck that means in your head? Who exactly are you claiming speaks for "the left", and how do I know if I'm part of "the left"?

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 9, 2017, 02:52:
By all means, though that's not the point is it. You mean the women that dropped dead from a coronary? Not even the prosecutor is running with that one, and their leader? Which one? The guy who was a devout Obama supporter(that was the one who set it all up FYI), or the trolls at the daily stormer?

Yeah, Jason Kessler, the Obama supporter who got the white supremacist religion back in 2013 and became a Nazi. That's the guy those idiots were following. The guy that said she deserved to die.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 9, 2017, 02:52:
And I never said you did either, failing that reading comprehension or I'm striking too close to home and you actually believe deep down that it's okay to do.
So how about you learn to address my statements instead of just making random comments after quoting me? Think you can manage to be coherent for a post or two?

Tiny group of people? You mean like MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Mic, verge, guardian? Well those are very tiny organizations which have no reader base at all right? All those artists, media people, and so on who were out there and claim that they're progressives and are perfectly fine with "punching a nazi" right?
I'm sure there are a lot of people who are cool with punching Nazis, just as there are a lot of Nazis cool with punching pretty much anybody. Guess a lot of people still remember their fathers' and grandfathers' stories about fighting Nazis and don't want to see that happen again. I don't subscribe to that particular belief, and find it counterproductive, but I understand the concern.

What exactly is MSNBC or whoever saying that has your panties in a bunch? You're making these claims that they're all crazy ass lefties that have lost their minds. Where's the proof?

It is, but that didn't stop the critics from complaining that it's terrible because it's full of white males. And in several cases, that was their direct justification for panning the movie.

Where are all these critics? Even that bastion of liberalism that is NPR aired several good reviews of it.

I'm not sure what to say to you since you've decided to appoint yourself arbiter of who speaks for "the left", and apparently you've already decided who "the left" is, but haven't been willing to share that information here.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
26. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 8, 2017, 11:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 06:18:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 19:30:
Most of us don't see the triggered Trumpists on Reddit because the slightest criticism gets you permabanned from their safe spaces.
Really? You mean like how the slightest deviation on /r/poltics /r/feminism, 2x, cringe, pics, etc,etc,etc,etc, and all those other subs which auto-ban you for participating in other subs? Or all those subs which ban you when you deviate from the slightest current groupthink? Can you figure out why T_D exists the way it does? No? It's because people were pushed out of every other sub for not falling in line.

/r/politics doesn't ban you for having different opinions. The only time I've been temp-banned from there was when I crossed the line into making a personal attack. I see the same /r/t_d assholes posting in politics all the time, so they obviously aren't getting banned for disagreeing.

Your argument about why t_d is the way it is makes no sense either. If it were for the reasons you say, they should be allowing everyone to say what they want, but they don't. Their mods will ban you almost immediately if you say anything critical of Trump or if you take a position that isn't the party line there. They are the definition of a partisan circlejerk.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 06:18:
Who's calling everyone Nazis? People are calling Nazis Nazis, as well as those that are supporting and defending those Nazis, because they seem to have the same mindset and beliefs.
So because you don't support a view you're a nazi? How about free speech? Still a nazi? Those are both current "you're a nazi" beliefs in progressive circles. How about gun rights? Yep nazi. Protesting something that the left doesn't like? Nazi. Have a kink they don't like? Yep nazi. Refusing to adhere to their CoC, in your own project? Nazi. Like a cartoon frog? Nazi. Shitposting? Nazi. Troll, well they're always nazi's(unless we're doing it).

See, you're already creating a straw man here, saying things that I never said. I'm a gun owner and I support gun rights, and nobody has called me a Nazi for it. You must live in some weird little bubble somewhere, or people are just tired of your permanently aggrieved attitude and victim complex and are saying things to make you go away.

People who defend the Nazis and white supremacists deserve to be called what they are. If they don't like it, that's their problem. There's no right to be respected. It was one of them who killed that woman in Charlottesville. Their leader there even praised the murderer for it.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 06:18:
Have you figured out where the left has gone wrong yet? Have you figured out where they decided to grab onto identity politics with both hands and go WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE into "everyone is a nazi" land yet? Oh and of course, since all those people *are* nazi's it's fine to assault them right? And you can't forget that if you don't support doing that, you're also a nazi.

I never said anything about assaulting anyone, so no, I wouldn't say that's fine. Got anymore straw men you want to beat on? I can wait.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 06:18:
Seems like quite a few people would also be quite happy with the latest "REEEEEEEEEEEing" going on over the bladerunner movie too. Don't worry, you can reee right along with them because there's "white males" in there.

Ahh, so you basically just find some opinion from some tiny group of people and apply it to "the left" to justify all your hatred and attacks. Got it. I'm not sure who it is that you think speaks for "the left", but I'm pretty sure you're wrong about it.

I've got tickets to see Bladerunner tomorrow, btw, and from what I've read of the reviews, it should be pretty good
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
20. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 7, 2017, 19:30 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 21:11:
Unable to find triggered trump supporters on reddit.

Most of us don't see the triggered Trumpists on Reddit because the slightest criticism gets you permabanned from their safe spaces.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 21:11:
Yeah so was I. Like I said, the only disturbing thing that's going on with this is how batshit insane the political left have become at labeling anyone who doesn't bow down to their ideology are nazi's.

Who's calling everyone Nazis? People are calling Nazis Nazis, as well as those that are supporting and defending those Nazis, because they seem to have the same mindset and beliefs.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 2, 2017, 02:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm not very far along yet. Only to second town. Only thing I had to do to get mine working was update video drivers. Since then it's been working fine. Hopefully they fix the bugs faster than I'm progressing through the game
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 29, 2017, 02:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
We just did a showing of Princess Bride at a theater here as fundraiser for my team a few months ago. Still a great movie, but actually shorter than I remembered.  
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News Comments > Heat Signature Released
3. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 23, 2017, 00:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Hah, that looks hilarious Not sure when I'll get to play it, but I'm definitely buying it!  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
21. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 20, 2017, 22:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 12:06:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 09:26:
"People of 4chan" is the internet. Think on it this way, 4chan is one of the heaviest trafficked sites in the world. 4chan considers as part of their manifesto to be "a website anyone can use." By granting 4chan use, he's effectively given the internet and everyone the right to use it. Since there's no way to define "who" uses 4chan except anyone with an internet connection that leaves it open to anybody.

As Beamer notes -- I did say on 4chan, because that's the implication in the text I quoted. But 1) that in no way implies that he put it in the public domain, giving up all his rights to the material and 2) you can revoke permissions. If you couldn't then licensing agreements would be eternal.

He did actually abandon his copyright. See the existing case of pillsbury vs milkyway if you need an in-depth example of how an entity who doesn't defend their copyright and it "gains a life of it's own" can't retroactively try to claim copyright on it.

I'm looking at the Wikipedia page and I see a case talking about parody fair use protection, which doesn't seem like what you're talking about here. 1) That copyright was in full force but the court deemed it a valid application of fair use; 2) you lose trademarks, not copyrights, by abandoning them, like I said earlier; 3) the Pillsbury Doughboy was in no way abandoned, then or now.

Yeah, dude is conflating different sets of laws and apparently doesn't have the slightest idea what he's talking about. I think we're done here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 19, 2017, 13:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 12:54:
I don't see anything that suggests that the creator put Pepe the Frog in the public domain, which isn't a thing that happens automatically until 75-120 years after the creator dies.

And you don't seem to be using copyright and trademark correctly. The frog is a copyrighted work. You don't lose a copyright by not defending it, and you can selectively sue whomever you want to sue.

A trademark is a brand name or logo. You have to register trademarks with the government to get the force of law on your side, and then you do have to use and defend it or it's gone. But what you're defending against is people using Legos as a generic term for building blocks, Q-Tips for cotton swabs, and so on. Trademark - a mark of trade, i.e., a brand; the courts let those lapse because once everyone is calling a vacuum flask a thermos they're not going to let the former owner take a million people to court.

I think you're really wrong on this, but if there's something that shows that this frog is in the public domain, or that you lose copyrighted works of art by not defending them, post it here.

Plus, you've got Cutter on your side, so that's not a good sign.

This is exactly why I was asking. I looked around a bit, but don't see anything about him putting Pepe in the public domain, so I had no idea what he was talking about. As far as I can tell, that never happened.
 
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4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 19, 2017, 11:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
What do you mean, "places it into the public domain"? Apparently not if the copyright has been enforced.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 11, 2017, 00:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 10, 2017, 23:54:
Yep, there was no good choice really. So, I like you held my nose and voted for HRC. I heard someone say recently, "The Democrats ran the only candidate who could lose to any Republican. The Republicans ran the only candidate which could lose to HRC." Unfortunately, the Republican candidate was not an "established politician". The result was the "protest vote" was enough to carry the day in a polarized public in which, 40% are always going to vote for the D and 40% are always going to vote for the R.

80% of the people who voted for Trump are giving him good marks overall. Their spin would go something like this: "Yeah, he has had some gaffs -- but he is fighting against the establishment politicians and at least is trying to do the things he said he would do."

Which, in part, is true. He is trying to kick out the illegals, he is trying to get his wall built, and he is fighting the established politicians. He has removed some regulations. He pulled out of the Paris climate accords. All of those are big pluses for most Trump voters. However, he also said he would give us better, cheaper health care. He said he wouldn't cut Medicaid or Medicare. He's failed to do the former and attempted to do the latter. He is also seemingly doing his best to start a war with North Korea. Plus a dozen other things I don't have at my fingertips an hour past my normal bed time.

TLDR: Most Trump voters are satisfied with what they have gotten so far, even if they are irked by Trump's behavior.

He's also staffed his cabinet with Goldman Sachs execs, and practically everyone he appoints has no relevant experience for the position, or has major conflicts of interest.

Oh, and the lies... so... many... lies. Remember back when he had no business with Russia, or any deals with Russia, and nobody associated with his campaign had any communications with Russia?

That was back before we knew practically everyone in his campaign were meeting with Russians, and he was working a deal to build a huge skyscraper in Russia.
 
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2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 6, 2017, 21:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Ajit Pai is such a fucking twatwaffle. Yeah, MAGA everybody!! Let's hear it for slower Internet speeds!! That'll show everyone how innovative and productive we are!!  
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month
10. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 3, 2017, 16:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
WaltC wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 14:35:
Welcome to the Obama world of The Big Stupid...;)

Lol! The Big Stupid is the guy that just got elected, as he's been demonstrating constantly. Never would have believed such a child-like imbecile could be elected, but he really managed to speak to the others out there that can't spot an obvious bullshitter. Someone has to keep the Nigerian prince types rolling in cash though, I suppose.
 
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News Comments > High Hell Announced
5. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 3, 2017, 01:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm fine with stylized, but that just doesn't look like much fun to me.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 1, 2017, 20:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 15:27:
some things are unbelievable

Yeah, that was a serious WTF article for me. Of course that cop is still on active duty rather than being charged with assault and wrongful arrest.
 
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7. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 30, 2017, 23:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Could be the next Telltale game, with tits and dragons and incest!  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Open Beta
45. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 30, 2017, 01:22 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Ok, I played some more tonight. Ran the Strike mission twice. Failed the first time, beat it the second. Verdict: This shit is boooooring.

I don't see myself getting into it at all. It's weird, because it seems like it should be something I'd like. I love the Borderlands games. This just doesn't feel right though.
 
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