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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 20, 2014, 09:14:09 PM
Don't worry. Apple is pretty much copying Android now so you'll have an Android phone soon enough (in spirit).
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 20, 2014, 08:50:03 AM

Quote from: Lee on June 20, 2014, 04:48:55 AM

According to my Facebook friends, the new argument is that Oklahoma means "red people," so we better change the state's name now too.
Tell your friends that they don't need to change the name, then just lose their trademark rights to Oklahoma. smile
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Amazon's new product: Holographic 3D Phone? on: June 19, 2014, 08:57:20 PM
Yeah this would make way more sense for Amazon to make an app for the millions of smartphones that are already out there directing all those customers to Amazon's store.
84  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:21:43 PM
Honest question. Does the First Amendment extend to trademarks/patent rights?
85  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:03:58 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 19, 2014, 01:46:12 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 01:05:33 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 19, 2014, 12:50:21 PM

The biggest problem I have with it is that we have a branch of the government deciding what is and isn't "offensive" based on speech. If you guys so clearly want to believe in the free market then why can't the USPTO sit back and watch the trademark wither away because the American people don't buy the products it's associated with?  

Why is it is so difficult to understand that this is out and out racism.  Redskin is NOT a tribal name, nor is it a person's name.  It's a racist slur.  Indians have been trying to get it banned for ages.  This isn't a new endeavor created by a "PC crowd".  If there was a team called the New York Kikes or the San Diego Tar Babies, would that be okay?  

And the American people have repeatedly proven that they aren't ALWAYS going to do the right thing.  As a matter of fact, if the government DIDN'T step in from time to time, we'd still have lynchings, whites only water fountains and segregation in many areas.

1. I never denied that it's offensive or racist.

2. Lynchings, whites only water fountains, and segregation are a far cry from a corporate logo and team name. In fact they're not even in the same ball park. We're not talking about basic human rights here, what we're talking about is hurting people's feelings. It's a slippery slope when the government starts making decisions based off of hurt feelings.
I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt but the fact that Zeke agrees with you could be a hint that you might be wrong on this one. smile
86  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 09:27:35 AM
I was going to suggest the Washington Congressmen but that's practically a slur in this day and age as well.
87  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 09:25:24 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 18, 2014, 10:54:50 PM

Next up will be the Dallas Cowboys  icon_twisted
I'm guessing your joking but being a cowboy has nothing to do with race. Unfortunately this will be tied up in the courts for a long time. I wonder how long the team would keep their name if everyone started making merchandise without paying royalties. I bet they would drop their righteous anger pretty fast.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 18, 2014, 12:14:04 PM
Is OO down for anyone else?
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 16, 2014, 01:12:05 PM
It's always been smoke and mirrors anyways. Why not change the message? How beneficial is all this cloud/dedicated technology for people who aren't signed up for Xbox live? If someone just wants to play single player, can they still take advantage of the building falling down technology without having to subscribe to Live?
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 15, 2014, 10:06:53 PM
Gave my code to Eco-Logic
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 15, 2014, 12:52:47 AM
I've got a code as well if anyone needs one.
92  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: June 14, 2014, 11:29:41 AM
I'm thinking about it. It's a Slitherine/Matrix game so you can feel fairly confident about buying it and not finding that it's on sale for half price the next month.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Qvadriga - Roman Chariot Racer Simulator on: June 14, 2014, 08:58:09 AM
You'll have to register your key with Slitherine and they'll give you a Steam key.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dumb and Dumber To on: June 13, 2014, 02:52:23 PM
Not bad. Has it really been 20 years? That means I was 14 for the original. At 34 it's not quite the same.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Dead Island 2 on: June 10, 2014, 04:57:35 AM
Dead Island trailers are the best.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: E3 2014 on: June 02, 2014, 11:03:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 02, 2014, 06:53:37 PM

You'd think Microsoft would have learned from last year and would have planned to go after Sony this time. 
LOL. They're going to get pantsed again!
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Sinus Allergy Rap on: June 02, 2014, 02:00:52 PM
Imagine if you had put all that energy into curing your cold instead of writing a poem about it!
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Man applying for work is hard on: May 31, 2014, 10:13:03 PM
I've always been terrible at looking for jobs. I've always done well at everything I've done and I feel that I'm a very capable and above average intelligence individual but when it comes to looking for a new job I'm just terrible.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 30, 2014, 09:50:21 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 30, 2014, 07:20:27 PM

Well, I traded in black flag and infamous today, only had to pay $.54 for this. Seems like a good deal to me.


Sent from my mobile device

That is why Gamestop make out like bandits.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PS4] Project Beast (Demon's Souls 2?) on: May 30, 2014, 12:42:50 PM
It's the exact same music. There's no doubt that it's Demon's Souls 2.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 29, 2014, 10:18:00 PM

Quote from: naednek on May 29, 2014, 05:48:40 PM

There's some cussing, but nowhere near as bad and often as the GTA series.  I haven't seen anything regarding sex, other than some descriptions when you profile someone.  I heard you can spy on someone having sex but don't see anything. 
Gratuitous violence and murder but no sex? America is going to love this game!
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 28, 2014, 10:01:03 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 28, 2014, 06:26:28 PM

While I don't really want to keep the next gen graphics issue alive, I did find that the this video comparing it to GTA IV is a bit disheartening.  Was R* that far ahead of the curve that even now, their techniques and attention to detail haven't been adopted?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGRsrFdwb2c
Wow that is pretty crap. That was GTA 4 and not 5? The shadows in watchdogs are atrocious (according to that video)
103  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Re: Re: Ignore user feature on: May 27, 2014, 11:31:55 AM

Quote from: Caine on May 27, 2014, 12:17:02 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 26, 2014, 08:36:31 PM

Is this back?

Talk of it in the Watchdogs thread...

(I'll suspect no one is seeing this since I'm sure I'm ignored by everyone).

why is this thread being bumped?  All I see is the post from Razgon?
Hey Caine, what's with the empty quote? And you posted after Razgon so you must have bumped the thread! That's a bit odd of you.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 26, 2014, 10:04:54 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 26, 2014, 09:15:42 PM

Oh and the review embargo being until release portends bad things.  Probably going to score high 70s.
I'm guessing, the game is good but the hacking is rinse and repeat and the game runs like crap. Hence the embargo.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Couldn't Solve it Then, Can't Solve it now. on: May 20, 2014, 11:21:01 AM
Count me in as one of those people who haven't got a clue how to solve those things.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 14, 2014, 06:42:13 AM

Quote from: Destructor on May 14, 2014, 05:36:09 AM

Interesting. Problem being is that you can't expect that extra processing power to be available to use in the first place. And people might be rather upset that the console without Kinect would get extra FPS/graphical details because they have the power to spare.
This is what I'm wondering. What a middle finger it would be to the first adopters to end up having a less powerful console than everyone who was smart enough to wait.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 13, 2014, 10:29:54 PM
An article on Forbes States that the PS4 will run at 900p and the Xbone will run at 792p. Both at 30fps. Oops.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 11:31:49 AM
I think the real reason is not because you can get Netflix on your toaster these days but because a particular toaster  called the PS4 is outselling the Xbox one by a wide margin.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: May 11, 2014, 09:46:24 PM
The previous post mentioned Sony having the best graphics on any console so that's what I was referring to. Obviously the PC will be superior.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: May 11, 2014, 03:02:31 PM
I think it's pretty obvious that the PS4 will have the best graphics. The real question is is there enough of a disparity that people can actually tell a difference? Probably not.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [Rumored] Microsoft's E3 Plans Revealed? Killer Lineup (if you like Halo) on: May 09, 2014, 03:16:04 PM
It's basically the same as Sony's killer line up as it's full of the typical titles that everyone expects will come out eventually.
112  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Re: What's Wrong with iTunes on: May 07, 2014, 10:53:12 AM
This is a rhetorical question, isn't it?
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: What's the word? on: May 01, 2014, 02:18:28 PM
No,  it's something else. I'm sure there's another word for it. Gah. I hate these moments. Oh, I think it might be consolidate.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's the word? on: May 01, 2014, 01:51:54 PM
I can't think of a word and it's killing me. I suppose it happens to all of us from time to time but I feel like after living in Japan for 9 years I'm losing some of my vocabulary.
Anyways, the word is a verb and it's often  used when an entity gains a lot of new territory. Before they can continue gaining new territory they have to process what they've taken and make sure that their gains are secure.
What's the word that I can't get?
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: May 01, 2014, 03:02:49 AM
I sometimes watch LPs on YouTube.  OneF Jef is pretty hilarious in his videos. Sometimes, especially when it comes to strategy games or simulations that take a heck of a lot of work to get into, it's far more enjoyable to watch someone else playing the game then having to go through all the hard work yourself.  Something like Assassins Creed I would never watch an LP of.
116  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: LA Clippers Owner Guy on: April 30, 2014, 10:28:02 PM
I haven't been following very closely but, this man does realize that his girlfriend/mistress is black, right?
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: First CK, now MO? on: April 27, 2014, 03:10:37 AM
Probably a very busy pharmacist right now.
118  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: I think on: April 24, 2014, 02:54:57 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 24, 2014, 11:34:39 AM

Back on topic this is one Eco post I can get behind. The guy is singlehandedly trying to start WW3. Right now he's flexing his muscle to see how far he can go before the US and the rest of Europe responds to his expansion. If he invades Ukraine in force we could be in trouble.

This doesn't even include the laundry list of things he has done to his own country to prevent Democracy and retain his power.
He certainly isn't a nice person but Russia has reasons to feel slighted. Technically the West is in his backyard, not the other way around.
119  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I think on: April 24, 2014, 03:38:13 AM

Quote from: naednek on April 23, 2014, 06:44:04 PM

oh, I forgot about that.  Then maybe I should put it in the sewer...

Let's not be too hasty. I'm intrigued to see where he is going with this nuanced line of thought.
120  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 21, 2014, 02:19:19 AM
And they dropped the price to $3.99 the day before. Man I would be pissed if I had bought the game two days ago! smile
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