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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 10, 2015, 20:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I swear ICANN must be run by a collection of idiots. How they didn't see this coming just boggles the mind.  
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News Comments > Act of Aggression Trailer
4. Re: Act of Aggression Trailer Apr 10, 2015, 13:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I definitely liked Act of War better than the C&C games. Hope this one lives up to that standard. I do remember some missions in the expansion being pretty hard. Very fun sort of near - future sci-fi RTS.  
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News Comments > Free Elder Scrolls Online Weekend for Beta Players
3. Re: Free Elder Scrolls Online Weekend for Beta Players Apr 8, 2015, 19:36 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Only for beta players? I've been interested to try it. Don't really want to buy it until I get a shot at it first.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Cinematic
4. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Cinematic Apr 8, 2015, 13:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Looks fantastic. I need to go play through HR again before this hits. Haven't played the Director's Cut version yet. Didn't they add some ways to avoid the boss fights?  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Apr 6, 2015, 17:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I figure that a year from now I can pick up the CV1 Rift and E:D and have a great time. I'm willing to wait until then. Hopefully it'll be a lot more fleshed out by then. Should be a good first game for the Rift.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 6, 2015, 14:12 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 3, 2015, 14:23:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 3, 2015, 13:20:
Cutter wrote on Apr 3, 2015, 12:27:
It's just that most of the content is so bad it makes you wonder why people even try. Unless you can knock it out of the park with something genius like Burger King's Left Handed Whopper don't bother. Most of them come off as sad little cries for attention.

I thought there was some funny stuff this year. Sorry that eraser is so down on the day.

It's because some idiot modder for KSP (Construction Times) made on April 1st a "fake Nag screen" in KSP that broke my entire first start procedures after a 15 minute load time. Fuck that guy and fuck April first ,) *cough*

Maybe next year my experience will be better.. ^^

Ps.: Just one of many examples why April First is bad
Automated trading scripts can't tell a joke

Seems more like a reason that automated trading is bad. Automatically initiating trades based on information that your algorithm can't understand the context of is just stupid. Anyone trading like that deserves to have their bots screwed with.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 4, 2015, 12:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 19:20:
$47B. That's a lot of desal plants for SoCal. Also a lot of libraries.
Cali needs to fix their retarded water rights system. Nothing else is going to fix the problem for them.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain Rises
7. Re: Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain Rises Apr 3, 2015, 18:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Found out that a friend of mine plays HS, so I just started playing this week, trying to grind to unlock as much as I can so I can have some cards to work with. I've unlocked all the classes, and got mage to lvl 10. Beat the first wing of the Naxxramas expansion on Normal. Not sure how best to go about getting more cards though. Guessing I need to play arena. Apparently there's a ton of cards to get.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week
16. Re: Pillars of Eternity Support; Patch Next Week Mar 28, 2015, 01:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 23:31:
nin wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 22:36:
Right here.

Oh thank god. Such a minor thing, but it's going to make me go crazy. I was hoping it'd be in the first patch.

Haha.. ok, I read your first post and thought there was actually a mouse in a cage in the game that was bugged or something.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Mar 28, 2015, 01:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 01:16:
1badmf wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 00:53:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 21:06:
I'm waiting to see what materializes.

the idea of Trek has always been grand, but i've always found the implementation to be rather bland and uninspiring, with the exception of a few eps here and there. to me there's no surprise that it never lasts - until they get writers and producers that really embrace the inspirational human side of the show, it'll just remain schlocky scifi that most people ignore. that's why i always hated it when enterprise and crew went down the warpath with alien race A, B, or C. it abandoned what made it potentially great in favor of cheap drama.

It would be awesome if they did it like Game of Thrones, with say maybe a 10-12 episodes per year, but each of higher quality. I think the show suffered when they had to put out 24 per year. And as long as they're emulating GoT, maybe they can add some bewbs.


mmmmmm.... green bewbs...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 24, 2015, 11:17 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Speaking of supercells, Bing looks pretty cool today. Hover over the little boxes and one has a link to some rather mesmerizing time-lapse videos.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Mar 19, 2015, 01:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 00:50:
Am I the only one here who thinks it's really shitty that movies like Bladerunner and The Matrix blatantly rip off pre-existing works such as the book Bladerunner about underground medical practices and the couriers who deliver the doctors' goods (yes, different concept, I know. They stole the name and that fucks up the chances of a REAL Bladerunner movie!!!) or The Matrix ripping off the concept of a virtual reality world (The Matrix from Shadowrun)?

Now you know that the people behind The Matrix movie paid FASA/Microsoft a good deal of money for such a blatant rip off....

I couldn't care less. Bladerunner is a great movie. First Matrix was pretty good too. Plenty of room for everyone.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2015, 15:22 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 12:46:
you mean actual real scientists doing actual real scientists and not shills paid by

"Real scientists" does not define an elite, pure breed, devoid of flaw. The shitty scientists who do work people hate or who people regard as dishonest are as real as the ones they idolize.

No one ever says that a given politician they dislike is not a REAL politician, or that a corrupt CEO is not a REAL CEO. Let's cut this shit out.

Both sides have their uninformed cheerleaders rooting for their team. Can't do much about that. One side has actual science supporting its claims, and > 97% of actual climate scientists supporting those claims. The other side relies on manufacturing doubt and delay through any means possible. Just like we saw with the tobacco industry for decades. Many of the same people involved, in fact.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May
34. Re: NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May Mar 5, 2015, 11:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
loomy wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 07:50:
let's take a poll, guys. these are the people who have used GRID and therefore know what they're talking about:

loomy
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no one else? has not ONE of you blowhards used GRID? silence from the crowd.
So, how did nvidia manage to overcome the speed of light in transmitting control inputs to prevent input lag in action games?
 
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News Comments > Magicka 2 in May
5. Re: Magicka 2 in May Mar 5, 2015, 00:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I liked the idea and the mechanics were interesting, but I found myself using only a few spells most of the time, because it was too hectic to remember other combinations quick enough for them to be useful. I liked the humor in the game too, so I may eventually pick this up if it gets good reviews.  
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News Comments > Gigantic a Windows 10 Launch Game
1. Re: Gigantic a Windows 10 Launch Game Mar 4, 2015, 19:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sounds like they didn't learn much from their Shadowrun debacle.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
23. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 15:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 15:11:
The most likely scenario I see is Barrack Obama giving him a full pardon as he leaves office. If I was Snowden I don't think I'd take the chance on anything less.
As anti-whistle-blower as the Obama administration has been, I'd be pretty surprised if that happened.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 13:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
  • nin wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:12:
    Darks wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:04:
    Once he lands, grab him and toss him in the deepest darkest pit and throw away the key.

    Exactly how many deaths has the information he revealed led to?
    I haven't heard any numbers, or even anecdotes, have you?
     
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    News Comments > The Witcher 3 Gameplay Footage
    10. Re: The Witcher 3 Gameplay Footage Mar 4, 2015, 13:26 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    WaltC wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 13:14:
    Poor design bottlenecks that interrupted the flow of both games, I thought--in W1 it was the Hell-dog fight, followed by the Spider Queen cave attack sequence--the game would stop as I save and reload until I could get the timing of my button-presses correct--so that I could get through the sequences.

    Yeah, I remember the hell-dog fight being the thing that caused my interest in the first game to drop off rapidly. Once I got past it, I didn't get very far before I moved on to another game. I think I was just expecting that that's what the whole game was going to be like. Tedious, in a word.
     
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    News Comments > Trine 3 Announced
    15. Re: Trine 3 Announced Mar 2, 2015, 19:05 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    My wife has finally started getting into games lately. (Before now it was just mobile or tablet games). She's been playing some stuff on Wii U, like SM3DW and SSB.

    She likes to play co-op with me, so I think the Trine games would be something she'd love, for their beauty at first, but hopefully for the game play as well. I just haven't come up with a good way to play PC games on the living room TV with wireless controllers. If I can get that worked out, we'll be all set!

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