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News Comments > Tales from the Borderlands Episode 5 Released
4. Re: Tales from the Borderlands Episode 5 Released Oct 21, 2015, 01:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Hope this works well with Steam Link. This is the kind of game I can play on my couch  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2015, 21:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 14:04:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 01:45:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 22:14:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 21:44:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 17:31:
Lindsey Lohan, so smart she doesn't realize that she won't be eligible for multiple reasons, including felony convictions and age.
Well, she is talking about 2020, but yeah even for the Jan 20, 2021 inauguration she would be just shy -- born July 2 1986 according to Wikipedia.

I have to admit though, I didn't know there was a law preventing federal elected service for felons. Assuming you're correct, it's not terribly surprising, I just didn't have actual knowledge of an existing law.

There is no law I am aware of, but good luck getting anybody to back you with that felony on your record.

Then again, this is America. Hillary is basically running on an "elect the first woman president" platform, so what the fuck do I know.

Being one of the only ones running that actually seems sane is a rather nice boon for her as well. She mostly just has to wait out the GOP crowd and see what's left standing over there, and then beat them to death with their own words during the primary.

On the other hand, that's a strategy so simple that only a Democrat could fuck it up.

If you think Hillary sounds sane...well, you are beyond my ability to convince you of anything.

Seems like that's more attributable to your abilities than anything about me Unless you're aware of some particularly crazy shit she's said or done, I think the reams of crazy coming from the other folks has her soundly beat in that department.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2015, 01:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 22:14:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 21:44:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 17:31:
Lindsey Lohan, so smart she doesn't realize that she won't be eligible for multiple reasons, including felony convictions and age.
Well, she is talking about 2020, but yeah even for the Jan 20, 2021 inauguration she would be just shy -- born July 2 1986 according to Wikipedia.

I have to admit though, I didn't know there was a law preventing federal elected service for felons. Assuming you're correct, it's not terribly surprising, I just didn't have actual knowledge of an existing law.

There is no law I am aware of, but good luck getting anybody to back you with that felony on your record.

Then again, this is America. Hillary is basically running on an "elect the first woman president" platform, so what the fuck do I know.

Being one of the only ones running that actually seems sane is a rather nice boon for her as well. She mostly just has to wait out the GOP crowd and see what's left standing over there, and then beat them to death with their own words during the primary.

On the other hand, that's a strategy so simple that only a Democrat could fuck it up.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 19, 2015, 00:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 12:28:
538 has been doing great work over the years.

Yeah, kinda makes me wish I didn't suck at statistics. Man, I hated that class in college. Gotta respect guys that get that stuff right.
 
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News Comments > Prey for the Gods Revealed
5. Re: Prey for the Gods Revealed Oct 19, 2015, 00:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Xero wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 20:52:
Shadows of the Colossus anyone?

Inquisitive
 
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News Comments > Steam Link Video
6. Re: Steam Link Video Oct 17, 2015, 02:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Hope they ship mine soon. I'm sure there will be some issues, but I think it'll do what I need it to do. It's basically a replacement for dragging my PC across the house so that I can play some fairly casual games on the couch with my wife. I've got a wired connection there, so hopefully it'll be work well enough.  
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News Comments > Steam Link Video
2. Re: Steam Link Video Oct 16, 2015, 21:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
For most games I couldn't care less about whether the sound is 5.1 or not. I'll mostly be playing casual games on my couch anyway. Anything more involved than that and I'd rather be on my PC with a mouse/keyboard.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released
39. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released Oct 15, 2015, 21:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dacron wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 04:22:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 11:35:
I loaded the game up last night. Spent a good hour or so looking at the attributes and skills to try to figure out how to build a good team. Still haven't figured out how to do that. From what I've heard, the game can be pretty hard on you if you screw up when creating your initial team. I'm not sure what skills will be most necessary, or how many points are needed in which attributes for each character.

I specialized each player with different weapon skills (people who joined late were trained in Assault/Sniper rifles due to power/abundance later in game) and usually different extra skills. Only as you add players to your party later in the game should you let them have the same weapon skills. That way you can take advantage of the weapons you find, aren't left with a rifle/pistol/etc... specialist who cant hit anything with a shotgun point blank cause that's all you have left for him to use. That and you'll be able to do everything, disarm, unlock locked items, hack computers, heal, revive etc... Provided you don't let them die.

Later in the game weapons are so abundant you can use/specialize according to damage as opposed to how often you'll see that type of weapon.

With my party, 1 guy lead with high perception, spotting traps, and a trap-disarmer followed, back up by rifles behind them in case we got ambushed. Really helped to spread out skills, you could basically do every 'action' in the world requiring higher ranked skills. I think the game made it easy to pass all skill checks if you spread out your skills (although losing a party member can sting at that point).

Thanks! That info helped. I started a new game and created a team. Did ok for the first few encounters, and then got my ass handed to me by a pack of gila monsters Those things are pretty fast and hard to kill. I have a melee guy, a leader type with shotgun skills, an AR guy and a sniper. I managed to kill 2 out of 5 of the gila monsters before they were poisoning and killing my dudes. Guess I need to learn better tactics or something.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released
36. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released Oct 14, 2015, 11:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I loaded the game up last night. Spent a good hour or so looking at the attributes and skills to try to figure out how to build a good team. Still haven't figured out how to do that. From what I've heard, the game can be pretty hard on you if you screw up when creating your initial team. I'm not sure what skills will be most necessary, or how many points are needed in which attributes for each character.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Oct 12, 2015, 22:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 22:40:
My $10 bluetooth dongle works just fine with my DS4. Once again MS peddling overpriced garbage. Guess it is a damn sight better than their $100 wifi adapter, though.
Needing a damn dongle like this is bullshit, but yeah, at least it's not $100 bullshit like last time. If they don't want others making competing controllers, fine, but don't fuck over your customers with ridiculous prices for this crap.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 12, 2015, 22:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 22:09:
Also, Battletech is up to $1.68M
If they hit 2M or whatever to cover all the SP campaign goals, I'll be happy!
 
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News Comments > Steam in Stores
18. Re: Steam in Stores Oct 5, 2015, 18:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I don't know if seeing a Steam Link in a store would help sell it. I'm waiting for reviews of the thing. If they're good, I plan to get one so I can play games like Trine and Speedrunners on the couch with my wife.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month
15. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month Oct 2, 2015, 19:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 17:50:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 14:29:
People dumb enough to pre-order or buy before reviews are out should be grateful. Everyone else should wait til it's $10 or less. Maybe eventually publishers will learn not to release broken shit.

Let's see... 2 awesome Bat games by Rocksteady gave no indication that the 3rd would be a clusterfuck in porting to the PC.
There was no reason not to pre-order it. Plus it was fucking cheap as hell (20 bucks)
PC ports are always a gamble. Sometimes you're gonna lose.
 
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News Comments > Burnout "Spiritual Successor" Revealed
7. Re: Burnout Oct 2, 2015, 14:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm not generally a fan of driving games, but Paradise was just FUN! Would love to see something new like that. They definitely need to make sure it runs smoothly though.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month
11. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month Oct 2, 2015, 14:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
People dumb enough to pre-order or buy before reviews are out should be grateful. Everyone else should wait til it's $10 or less. Maybe eventually publishers will learn not to release broken shit.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 2, 2015, 14:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
It's definitely different in the US. Posting a picture of someone is certainly not illegal here. Not unless there are other factors involved that would make it a crime.

Posting an opinion of someone is not slander (or more appropriately libel in this case) either. As long as you're not making false statements of fact, or at least factual statements that you can't provide evidence for, then you should be fine.

I don't see how there's any privacy violation here.

I do agree that this is going to be a PR nightmare for them though, and will probably never get off the ground.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 2, 2015, 11:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 22:25:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 21:17:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 19:08:
Peeple sounds pretty damn illegal to me. But maybe I just have different understanding of the term "privacy"

I don't see anything that looks illegal. You're basically just commenting on another person online. Seems like pretty clear free speech unless there's some aspect I'm missing.

You missed the part where anyone can be rated. Not just users of the app or people on facebook.
No, I didn't miss it. Just don't think there's anything illegal about that. I could make a web page telling everyone that I think you're a real jerk. I could even post a picture of you with it, assuming I had rights to the photo. There's nothing illegal about it.

If the person you are searching for is not in the app you can add their name, profile picture, and start their profile by rating them. You will need their cell phone number to start their profile and they will receive a text that you were the person to start their profile.

Don't see the problem yet? .... You can enter any cell-phone number.... (Meaning I can create a profile of you, or say, of a 10 year old girl (how would the app know the difference..) and claim anything I want. Unless you use this app, you would never know, but others looking for you in the app would.

Also, I will call this what it is. The STASI app Have a really hard time seeing how this will lead to "positivity"

I see lots of potential problems. It depends on how they handle them. I'm not saying that this thing won't go down in flames (probably before it even starts), but just that I don't think there's necessarily anything illegal about it, as described.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 1, 2015, 21:17 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 19:08:
Peeple sounds pretty damn illegal to me. But maybe I just have different understanding of the term "privacy"

I don't see anything that looks illegal. You're basically just commenting on another person online. Seems like pretty clear free speech unless there's some aspect I'm missing.
 
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News Comments > SpeedRunners Free Weekend
2. Re: SpeedRunners Free Weekend Oct 1, 2015, 20:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
theglaze wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 19:46:
Perhaps the most fun possible on a single screen with a bunch of friends. Highly recommended.

I'm looking forward to playing this in my living room once I get a Steam Link box. Really fun little game.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
15. Re: Quote of the Day Oct 1, 2015, 14:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Slick wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 23:42:
the real question here is:

"what's the last disc-based game you've bought?"

for me, i *think* it was LOTR:Conquest back in 2010 or so, only cause it didn't have a digital release. Also StarCraft 2

For me it was the Orange Box from Valve. Kind of funny since Valve is primarily the reason most of us don't buy physical copies anymore.
 
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