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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Zombies, Monsters and Robots - ZMR on: June 20, 2014, 01:40:29 PM
They went a little overboard with the heavy breathing there...
42  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 08:20:42 PM

Quote from: Fireball on June 19, 2014, 08:15:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 19, 2014, 08:04:57 PM

OK, you seriously must be trolling now. I really hope you are.

Is this at question?

I think it's me slowly losing my mind.
43  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 08:04:57 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 06:58:52 PM



we're not living in the 19th century anymore. no one has been using 'redskin' in a derogatory manner.


OK, you seriously must be trolling now. I really hope you are.

It's not that no one uses it in a derogatory manner anymore. It's that no one uses it any more, period, unless they are referring to the football team. Because if they used it in reference to Native Americans it would be extremely offensive.
44  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 01:59:30 PM

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



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.

But why should larger groups get the protection of the crowd while smaller groups get left behind? You know if the name poked fun of Christians then this wouldn't stand because of the backlash. But Native Americans don't have the power to create a backlash like that. In those cases, there needs to be someone or some thing to act in their place.
45  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 01:06:00 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2014, 01:01:40 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? As it stands the people and our free market justify its existence. Sad but true.

Is the name offensive? Sure it is. But why should the government tell us what is and what isn't offensive when it comes to trademarks attached to a product?

The government didn't just decide this on their own, a group of Native Americans brought suit against the trademark, and while our government is a majority rule, it is also tasked with the protection of the minority.   Here's Thomas Jefferson on it

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All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate which would be oppression.

Exactly. Thankfully sometimes in this country we do things because it is the right thing to do instead of waiting for everyone to realize it. If not, women might still not have the right to vote, people would only be able to marry their own race, etc.
46  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 12:03:46 AM
Minority has lands forcibly taken from them and thousands of their people killed.
Minority is portrayed as savage and uneducated in new society's media for many years.
Finally able to educate some people about their past and get representation, minority goes to public and says, "could you at least not name one of your teams in your most popular leagues using a racist term? There are no teams named Wops, Kikes, Nips, Dagos, etc. Do us this one favor."

Freedom loving citizens say, "Whoa! We can't do that! That would be 'Politically Correct,' and that means it's BAD. Suck it up!"
47  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 18, 2014, 11:46:44 PM

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

Next up will be the Dallas Cowboys  icon_twisted

Nice try...
48  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 18, 2014, 08:42:29 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 18, 2014, 05:02:03 PM

Would it have been PC run amok had they been called the Washington Coons and they had an image of a black slave as their mascot?

This. I mean c'mon. This is like naming them the Washington Slopes with a Chinese person on the helmet, or Washington Wetbacks or Washington Micks or Washington Wops. Those examples you gave have nothing to do with it. The only reason the name has lasted so long is that it references a historically oppressed minority with little voice to complain with.
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 02:40:16 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 18, 2014, 01:27:50 AM

Quote from: Teggy on June 18, 2014, 12:50:56 AM

Huh, apparently I was in the alpha but didn't turn on any of my PlaystationTM devices recently so I didn't know it. Oh well.
They sent out emails as well to the account you have tied in to PSN.  The Alpha was great, I can't wait for the full game.

My gmail is horrible with false positives for spam, so that wouldn't surprise me. I'm curious so I'll take a look.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 12:50:56 AM
Huh, apparently I was in the alpha but didn't turn on any of my PlaystationTM devices recently so I didn't know it. Oh well.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men:Days Of Future Past on: June 15, 2014, 05:16:19 PM
Oh, I did read the next movie will take place in the 80s.
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men:Days Of Future Past on: June 15, 2014, 05:17:58 AM
Caught it tonight. Really any time travel movie at this point I expect the time travel stuff is going to be silly and I just ignore it.

Aside from that these were my questions/problems:
Spoiler for Hiden:
So does this movie essentially wipe away X-Men 1, 2 and 3?  We have no idea which of that stuff still happens. It certainly seemed like Jean never had any issues. Magneto is likely still at odds with X, but what of Mystique?

Is Wolverine even Weapon X in this new timeline?  Given that Mystique saves him and Xavier knows what Stryker has planned for him, wouldn't they take steps to prevent that?

Did they ever state that time passes quicker in the present? Kitty was clearly not sitting there for the minimum several days that it took for the past to play out. In the comic they didn't need to keep the link up, Kitty was just asleep and they carried her around.

And finally, speaking of Kitty, where did she get the ability to send people into the past? That is not in her power set and I found it really weird. I get they were probably trying to keep Kitty involved as a reference to the comic, but that was weird.

The other thing I wished they had done was put in a whole ton of quick cameos at the school at the end. There are a lot of characters they could have made easily identifiable with costumes like Surge, Rockslide, Anole, X23, Pixie, Dust, etc.

Actually, I had another thought. So in the original xmen movie timeline Trask is killed and Mystique is caught at some point. But there were no Sentinels in the original 3 movies, so they waited from the 70s until some time in the 2000s to get the Sentinel program up and running again even though everyone was supposed to immediately now be frightened of mutants? Mystique was around, so the dissection of Mystique would have to have happened after Last Stand.

Is the next movie supposed to take place after the end of this movie or some time in the past?
53  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Switching from AMD to Intel processor - what do I need to think about? on: June 13, 2014, 09:22:50 PM
No, I mean I bought the OEM version from Newegg. From what I understand the OEM version can only be activated on a single motherboard without paying to renew the license.
54  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Switching from AMD to Intel processor - what do I need to think about? on: June 13, 2014, 03:08:29 PM
It's looking more likely that there won't be another AM3+ socket processor until at least 2015, if ever, so I need to seriously consider moving to Intel. I might not do this until the holidays, but in case I get impulsive, I want to think about what I'll need to do.

First of all, I have an OEM version of Windows, so I believe I'm going to have to buy a new copy, correct? So this will mean wiping my boot drive (SSD), I guess. And since I have Steam game on my secondary drive I'll probably just want to wipe that drive too unless there is way to link up to installed Steam games when you install Steam?

Anything else? I'll obviously have to get a new motherboard, but I don't foresee any compatibility issues there with video card, cd drive, etc.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [FILM] The Interview - Rogen and Franco kill Kim Jong-Un on: June 13, 2014, 02:15:33 PM
I saw the trailer for this during the Daily Show. My immediate thought was what the reaction would be if another country made a comedy about trying to kill the sitting US president.
56  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [STEAM] Dawn of War 2: Retribution Last Stand on: June 12, 2014, 03:28:48 AM
But how come you decided to pick this up right now?
57  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [STEAM] Dawn of War 2: Retribution Last Stand on: June 11, 2014, 08:32:03 PM
Am I missing something? Steam says this is a 3 year old game. I guess I own it from some pack I bought at some point. Steam sales will do that.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: June 10, 2014, 11:38:07 PM
I liked the demo, but I expect with areas that small, the actual gameplay won't be anywhere near that tactical. I expect people will just be blowing walls open and it will be nonstop gunfire.  I suppose they could have designed it to prevent that from happening, but it remains to be seen.
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 10, 2014, 03:15:43 AM
Maybe it was just me but the Sony conference felt surprisingly...gory. The Order, From Software game, Suda game, Mortal Kombat, Dead Island...and that whole Devolver section was just sprites getting gibbed including close ups of Hotline Miami chainsaw decapitation.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2014 on: June 09, 2014, 07:31:06 PM
Battlefield PGA?
61  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wildstar (Carbine Studios' first project) on: June 01, 2014, 12:18:11 PM

Quote from: Falcon554 on May 31, 2014, 07:26:16 PM

I friend Teggy but I cant make a NeoGaf forum account, only have hotmail and gmail mail smile

If anyone wants in to the GAF guild but isn't on GAF you can message me if I'm online, I should have invite rights.
62  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 03:14:04 AM
These guys were bringing loaded rifles into a burrito restaurant. If I was a patron the first thing I would probably do is call 911 and I doubt I'm alone in that.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 29, 2014, 03:09:55 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 29, 2014, 02:57:44 AM

Easily the third best open world game I've played on the PS4, well behind AC4 and inFamous. Just not doing it for me.

Top 3 ain't bad!
64  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wildstar (Carbine Studios' first project) on: May 28, 2014, 10:55:05 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 28, 2014, 07:36:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 28, 2014, 04:34:34 PM

They did some surveys and it's looking pretty equal with a slight weight toward Exile. I'm going to join the GAF guild which is pve Dominion.

Did you pick a specific server?  And what is the GAF guild?

Looks like Orias at the moment. It's a guild with a core of people from NeoGAF, but since it's not expected to be huge they are welcoming friends and others that aren't GAF members.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 28, 2014, 10:49:37 PM
The game is hell on the ADD gamer.

<on way to stop a crime>
Hey, there's a DIFFERENT crime over there!
Hey, there's a car to steal over there!
Hey, there's a crazy VR game over here!
Hey, there's yet ANOTHER crime over there!

I'm feeling kind of bad stealing from cancer patients and stuff. I kind of wish they did punish you for that. Instead I just hack everything so I don't notice whose life I am ruining smile
66  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wildstar (Carbine Studios' first project) on: May 28, 2014, 04:34:34 PM
They did some surveys and it's looking pretty equal with a slight weight toward Exile. I'm going to join the GAF guild which is pve Dominion.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 28, 2014, 04:11:51 PM
Kind of funny thing, changing a traffic light almost always causes a multi-car accident and does a lot of damage to all the cars. I used a traffic light to stop a guy, then got a phone call after I took him down. Cars were exploding all the way through the call icon_lol

I've been stealing money from a lot of people who probably don't deserve it. Oh well. Interesting that it doesn't effect your reputation in any way.
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 24, 2014, 11:41:30 PM
Well that's funny, I guess I preordered this from Amazon last June and forgot about. Just got my shipment notice.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 22, 2014, 05:41:52 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 22, 2014, 05:31:47 PM

that's pretty awesome

shouldn't it be 'AN Ubisoft production' not 'A Ubisoft production'?

I believe the proper pronunciation is "yoobeesoft", so no.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Streaming on Scene: Seems to Stream Seamlessly on: May 22, 2014, 02:27:06 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 21, 2014, 10:57:53 PM



FWIW my lag-free experience was with my PC tower going hard line to my router, then WiFi to the MacBook.

Yeah, unfortunately putting my PC on the wired network is a little tricky. PS4 remote play works pretty well for me, and in that case the source machine is wired.
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Streaming on Scene: Seems to Stream Seamlessly on: May 21, 2014, 10:39:17 PM
When I tried it in beta I was having issues over wifi but I'll give it another shot.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: May 21, 2014, 06:53:21 PM
By the way, if you want to try a really simple MOBA there's the Adventure Time MOBA
73  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Wildstar (Carbine Studios' first project) on: May 20, 2014, 11:12:27 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 20, 2014, 11:32:22 AM

cancelled my preorder

Well, some of us told you not to buy it in the first place slywink I, on the other hand, plan to enjoy at least a month of double jumping.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: May 20, 2014, 11:11:47 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 20, 2014, 09:46:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 20, 2014, 08:49:36 PM

Did someone say no store?

??

Sorry, my schtick is that I complain about mobas being too complicated because of the store.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Heroes of the Storm on: May 20, 2014, 08:49:36 PM
Did someone say no store?
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 10:06:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 13, 2014, 09:54:30 PM


I don't actually have any strong feelings about this Kinect issue, so I'm not trying to say anyone is right or anything.  I was just following the argument from the sidelines, and it seemed pretty clear that TiLT was saying one thing and Teggy was hearing another.


Fair enough, I went back and reread the thread while you were writing up your response and summarized in my edit above.
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 09:25:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 13, 2014, 09:18:15 PM

Teggy, I hate to say it, but you have missed TiLT's point.

Well then go for it, explain it to me.

EDIT: also just to note, my original reply was to Jaydee, not to Tilt, and it was specifically regarding the terms "forced down my throat". Tilt then proceeded to jump in as if he wrote the words.

EDIT2: and just to be fair I have read back through the thread. If the point that you believe I am missing is that Tilt/Jaydee don't want to buy an Xbone with a kinect because it somehow validates Microsoft's business strategy, no I didn't miss that. However, the conversation did stray away from that and I think my point was diluted/missed because of that. My initial response was specifically to the words "forced down my throat", which I really felt was the wrong way to describe what was going on. I have no problem in anyone expressing their disapproval of a product with their dollars, but I do think that the level of personal insult taken by a business decision can be taken out of hand.
78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 09:24:55 PM
That's fine, you can take your ball and go home.

Although I'm still very curious about what this opinion is that I don't understand and what I'm trying to change.

I simply am stating fact. Microsoft is a business. It does not owe you a kinectless sku and are not forcing you to do anything. Putting out a single Xbox sku was not arrogant it's called a marketing plan (without comment on whether it was a good or not) And to say that they are forcing anything "down your throat" is needlessly melodramatic at best and kind of offensive at worst.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 08:55:43 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 13, 2014, 08:45:56 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 13, 2014, 08:43:05 PM

Microsoft is not forcing you to do anything. Your "consumer rights" in this case is not to buy their product, but don't act like they have infringed on those rights in any way.

And that's exactly what I'm doing. Not buying their products. As long as I'm not buying it, they're not forcing anything at all (at this point, let me remind you that it wasn't me who said "force down your throat"). However, if I had decided to purchase, the only option would be for me to also buy a Kinect, or I wouldn't have gotten the product I really wanted. That's force.

In short, you didn't actually understand, just like I said.

You didn't say "force down your throat" but you defended the term. You can say I don't understand all you want but that doesn't make it true. What you don't seem to understand is how business works. Microsoft does not owe you a Kinect-less Xbone, no matter how much you want one. They are not forcing you to buy one. If you don't want a kinect in your package, you don't buy the system. That's a lost sale to Microsoft, so tough on them and tough on you. This idea that MS is a terrible company because they didn't offer a kinectless sku is preposterous. Yup, they opened up your wallet, stole out the money and bolted a kinect to your television. Oh wait, no they didn't.

But now they are offering a Kinectless sku so the whole thing is moot, so you can now go out and support this company that you hate.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: May 13, 2014, 08:43:05 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 13, 2014, 08:36:33 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 13, 2014, 08:33:49 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 13, 2014, 07:13:14 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 13, 2014, 07:10:46 PM

Quote from: JayDee on May 13, 2014, 07:03:59 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 13, 2014, 06:51:15 PM

For those who are now saying they're interested in an Xbox One without the Kinect, do you realize you could have gotten one with the Kinect for $450 with a free game and a year of Xbox Live a few weeks ago?  Effectively making it a $390 console plus a game.  Are you really that adamantly against Kinect that not having one is a better deal than having one with free games for the same price?

Yes. To me it was a statement, even if it was $390. I didn't want Kinect and was not willing to buy a system with Kinect forced down my throat. Voting with my dollars and all that.

Really? "Forced down your throat"? You've been able to disconnect the Kinect from day 1.

Do you really not understand what he meant? He doesn't want to buy the Kinect. He's not talking about actually using it. It's "forced down his throat" because he was previously forced to buy a Kinect if he wanted an Xbox One.

How is it being "forced down your throat" (other than that being a terrible choice of words for what is actually happening). You buy the box, you play the games, the kinect sits in the packaging forever or gets sold. You make it sound like Microsoft made an assault on your civil liberties.

I get it. You don't understand. That's also why you don't see it as a problem. Let it go, man. Let it go. People have different ideas about consumer rights vs arrogant corporations. Some don't see the problem when corporations make choices for them. I do. You don't have to understand it. Just accept it.

No, I get it, you don't want to buy a product at its current price and configuration and are using overly exaggerated terminology to express it in order to perpetuate some sort of perceived system war or to shed negative light on a company you don't like.

Microsoft is not forcing you to do anything. Your "consumer rights" in this case is not to buy their product, but don't act like they have infringed on those rights in any way.
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