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5641  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: DC Sniper Executed = another death penalty thread on: November 11, 2009, 08:42:22 PM
All right, I'm out. You did read my post, but you didn't READ it. If you'd known anything about the subject, you'd know that Norway has only ONE single censorship law on the Internet. ONE! It lets the police block certain web sites that are used for child pornography, and even then they can't track or store any information on people who try to visit those sites. The only draconian rules in my country are the ones the police and lawmakers have to abide by (to their great frustration).

So we block child pornography. I don't consider that a big loss to my freedom. On the other hand, we show titties on prime-time television, we don't leave entertainment off the shelves because it's too "adult" (like an M-rated game), we can say just about anything we like and nobody will call anyone else unpatriotic, our religious organizations don't try to push science out of schools, nor do politicians. Our leadership doesn't have to be Christian to be elected (nobody cares). We have powerful organizations that do absolutely nothing but make sure our rights are secured and that censorship doesn't happen, and they have real, actual power to stomp down on transgressors and are effective at it. I believe many of these things are not quite as true for the US. Frankly I don't care, but I do care once an American pretends that you're living in one of the most free countries on Earth. Here's a tip: You don't.
5642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 11, 2009, 08:28:22 PM
I just finished the game, but still have no idea what the story was nor the motivation of the major characters. This in contrast to MW1 which was easy to follow. In most of the missions I didn't even know what I was doing in that scenario, but was just going along with the objectives (which as usual are being shouted to you while you're busy trying to survive, making them very very easy to miss).

I have to say that while Modern Warfare 1 was reasonably realistic (in a "I guess this could theoretically happen" way), MW2 just tosses all of that out the window and goes for a clichéd, unrealistic all-out warfare scenario that I felt like I'd played or seen a million times before. Minus a coherent plot.

Don't get me wrong, the game is still fun. I'm just disappointed that it didn't get anywhere near living up to the excellence of MW1. For someone who doesn't care squat about the MP, that's a shame.
5643  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: DC Sniper Executed = another death penalty thread on: November 11, 2009, 06:02:48 PM

Quote from: cheeba on November 11, 2009, 03:03:32 PM

Your jingoism is showing.

Oh my, are we tossing insults already? Ladies and gentlemen, I bring your attention to the fact that cheeba started. Thank you, thank you! I'll be here all night!

About your Norwegian example: Since when did a single politician in the Norwegian government ever have the might to enforce something like that? The part of the story you forgot to mention was that the ISPs laughed at his letter, the general public ridiculed him, and the free press lambasted him. It's too bad we're so heavily censored over here. I think the evil government is tracking me as I type this. Perhaps I should mention that ISPs are required to delete all traceable info about my internet usage after no more than 2 weeks? No, that would just be low.

About your German example: Yes, Germany is a hotspot of censorship, and so is Australia. Everybody knows that. I apologize sincerely for not mentioning this in my previous post. I have learned my lesson and will pray for forgiveness tonight.

About your UK example: Now here's an interesting one. I consider the UK to be one of the strangest civilized countries I know about. The population there is extremely fond of censorship and vigilante justice. I have no idea why. +1 point to you, I guess.

So, I have looked at the base of my white tower and couldn't find anything. Not even litter, because that would be illegal around here in this dystopian, oppressive society I live in. Excuse me while I go report myself to the secret police.
5644  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: DC Sniper Executed = another death penalty thread on: November 11, 2009, 02:33:16 PM
Cheeba, I have no idea what countries you are talking about. China?

Try looking at Europe instead. Over here we mostly sit and laugh at the censorship in the US.
5645  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: What's up with all the Dragon Age? on: November 11, 2009, 10:55:16 AM
Actually, the Dragon Age threads both here and on OO have become a rather strange phenomenon in one respect: The lack of respect for the posting of spoilers.

There's spoilers everywhere in those threads, and they are posted incredibly casually. There might be a general gameplay discussion, and then someone might say something like "I need help with *named boss* in *named area*" or even worse: "When you get to *named location* you get *named object* or meet *named character*". It's absurd. For such a story-driven game, I'm amazed at how easily people will toss about spoilers and references that show people where the plot is going to take them.

It's like when someone casually mentions something like "You'll love *named character* in season 5 of this show!", which pretty much removes all tension from that character in the first 4 seasons because you know he'll live.

So WTF is it about Dragon Age that suddenly makes people post spoilers like there's no tomorrow? I can't remember it being anywhere near this bad for any other game.
5646  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: DC Sniper Executed = another death penalty thread on: November 11, 2009, 09:06:10 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on November 11, 2009, 07:27:55 AM

Do you ever stop trolling?

I don't think he considers it trolling. He seems to think he's profound.

As to the thread itself, I strongly oppose the death penalty. It's not for nothing that almost no civilized countries allow it. Killing someone, no matter the severity of the crime, is nothing but an act of revenge, and justice should never ever be about revenge. Add to that the fact that innocent people are getting killed this way with alarming frequency, and it should be clear why the death penalty needs to be given the needle.
5647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 on: November 11, 2009, 06:37:15 AM

Quote from: cheeba on November 11, 2009, 04:27:03 AM

Some Dutch cartoonists may disagree with you.

Dutch? I guess Denmark and the Netherlands both are flat as pancakes, but still... Tongue
5648  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ex-Miss California USA settles suit after video surfaces [NSFW] on: November 10, 2009, 10:39:58 PM
Making a porn movie, or even showing a pair of titties on film or picture, is enough to get disqualified from these competitions, and the participants have to sign a contract that says they haven't done any of these things before.

A girl who won Miss Norway a few years ago (Aylar Lie) turned out to have lied to get into the competition. She had been in several commercial porn movies recorded in the US, so she was immediately disqualified and the crown turned over to the next in line.
5649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 10, 2009, 10:04:27 PM
Took an hour's break and went back into the SP campaign. I'm happy to report that either my mood just suddenly changed, or the game got a lot better again once I was done with Rio (that mission's design is just absurd. I can't imagine what they were thinking) and the mission directly afterwards. I also set my controller sensitivity to High, which made gameplay much more fluid and similar to what I'm used to on the PC.

I still think the first game was better, but this is still very good. I'm about halfway through now and have to call it a night, but I'm looking forward to continuing tomorrow.
5650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 10, 2009, 07:43:10 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 10, 2009, 07:36:13 PM

totally agreed SL.  at least they didn't abuse the doom 3 model of spawning them in behind you every step of the way.

Actually, they do. Though not necessarily behind you, but at least in front of you and to your sides. Shut doors or windows will burst open once you pass invisible boundaries, getting you shot before you even have a chance to react unless you know exactly what's coming.

I think I realize now what's bugging me about this game. Modern Warfare 1 had endless spawns until you passed certain points, so the game rewarded you for being heroic and taking chances to push past that point. That actually made the game more fun for me. This game has limited enemies and is paced in such a way that you're actually rewarded for hiding behind cover while your squadmates take care of the opposition.

Hopefully this is just an artifact of these particular few missions. As I said, the first missions were great.
5651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 10, 2009, 07:28:56 PM
Just to make it clear: I absolutely loved the SP in Modern Warfare 1. Despite the issues with AI and respawning enemies, every single mission in the game was lots of fun. That makes the Rio mission here just so much more disappointing. Hopefully the game just caught me in a bad mood and I'll enjoy it more later.
5652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 10, 2009, 07:16:32 PM
Regular.
5653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Modern Warfare 2 Impressions [And official GT Review] on: November 10, 2009, 07:12:06 PM
WTF happened to the great singleplayer missions from Modern Warfare 1? They were of the same excellent quality here until the Rio level, where it all went to shit. There are many of the same problems that made CoD:WaW unfun to play (I never finished it because it annoyed me so much). Enemies always know where you are and what you are doing. They can fire at you the exact nanosecond when you're in line of sight from them, and they abuse this by always knowing when you're reloading even if they're not even close to seeing or hearing you. They attack from every direction. You'll die often without even knowing what killed you. Objectives are confusing. Trying to follow orders will get you killed (you keep being told to run, but if you do you get mowed down). I feel like I have to snail my way, inch for inch, picking off enemies one by one and generally killing the pacing of the missions. Meh!

I stopped at the mission after Rio were it kept being pretty bad (but Rio was worse, admittedly). I think I need to cool off a bit with Dragon Age before I start regretting my purchase.
5654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Street Fighter to be revealed tomorrow? on: November 10, 2009, 02:56:36 PM
About bloody time! If they can make it so that 90% of the playerbase doesn't play the same character (read: Ken) no matter what, online play might actually be fun.
5655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ex-Miss California USA settles suit after video surfaces [NSFW] on: November 10, 2009, 02:29:31 PM

Quote from: godhugh on November 10, 2009, 01:09:48 PM

Quote from: Biyobi on November 10, 2009, 04:33:17 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 10, 2009, 03:19:33 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on November 10, 2009, 12:23:22 AM


"Unfortunately, pornography has become mainstreamed -- it rushes at us through big screens, portable screens; soft-core porn is on mainstream TV cable stations, hard-core porn is just a mouse click away on the internet, and the envelope of what seems acceptable seems to get pushed farther and farther as more and more people are exposed to this material.

The result is that girls grow up in a culture where it is hard to have an innocent, healthy, normal view of themselves, how they should behave, how they should act, and how they should dress."


She's right. Maybe she stops short of saying that she's one of the girls affected by it....but she's not being hypocritical in that passage.

I can condemn pornography and still be working to break from from an addiction to pornography...there's no hypocrisy there.


Except for the fact that she was making her own.  She's wallowing in hypocrisy. 

Filming a personal sex tape /= making pornography.

That's new to me.

por·nog·ra·phy    (pôr-nŏg'rə-fē)   
n. 

1. Sexually explicit pictures, writing, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal.

2. The presentation or production of this material.

5656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 09, 2009, 05:16:51 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 09, 2009, 05:13:48 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 09, 2009, 05:00:13 PM

Anyone know what kind of graphical differences there will be between the PC and console (particularly PS3) versions? I'm planning to get it for my PS3, but since I have a monster of a computer, I might reconsider if the differences are big enough.

it will undeniably look better on PC, on the console it runs at 1024 x 600 and is upscaled to whatever res your display is.  Despite having a PC that could display it at that resolution though, I prefer the console controller and playing with my Live buddies.  If neither of those are selling points for you, PC may be the best bet for you.

So the only difference is resolution? If that's the case, it's not a problem at all.
5657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: November 09, 2009, 05:00:13 PM
Anyone know what kind of graphical differences there will be between the PC and console (particularly PS3) versions? I'm planning to get it for my PS3, but since I have a monster of a computer, I might reconsider if the differences are big enough.
5658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/09) on: November 09, 2009, 07:53:20 AM
MW2 for the PS3 I think, though I'm not sure if I should. Is there something about the PC version that would make it better, particularly when I don't care about multiplayer at all?
5659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - is it really region free? on: November 06, 2009, 09:59:06 AM
Here's some info about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray#Region_codes

Apparently, about 70% of blu-rays released so far are region-free.
5660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age Countdown on: November 06, 2009, 09:56:47 AM
Hey Razgon, I've got this really nice tower in Paris that I need to get rid of. You can buy it for cheap if you want. Deal?
5661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 Teaser and stuff! on: November 06, 2009, 09:12:13 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 06, 2009, 09:05:20 AM

according to his Wiki page(Mass Effect 2 isn't on IMDB )...it says Seth Green will reprise his role as Joker in Mass Effect 2 ...dunno if it will be true,you have to take Wiki with a pinch of salt

Considering he appears in one of the trailers, you can leave the salt on the shelf.
5662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed 2 interest? on: November 06, 2009, 07:42:47 AM
I'm really looking forward to this game. I can't imagine not enjoying it.
5663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect 2 Teaser and stuff! on: November 06, 2009, 07:13:16 AM
Yeah, I don't think the intention was for him to be genuinely funny. He's just got a twisted sarcastic style that makes him sound like he's joking when he's often just bitter.
5664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What game is it? on: November 05, 2009, 07:45:50 PM
Not ringing a bell.
5665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age Countdown on: November 05, 2009, 07:43:00 PM
What's with all the spoilers outside of spoiler tags in this thread? If it continues this way I'll just have to ignore the Dragon Age threads until I've completed the game.
5666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - is it really region free? on: November 05, 2009, 07:07:38 PM
Some Blu-rays are region free apparently, but far from all of them.
5667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - is it really region free? on: November 05, 2009, 05:02:33 PM
It's region free for most games, but movies are protected. As far as I know there's no way to make your PS3 region free for those.
5668  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 on: November 05, 2009, 04:49:02 PM
This movie looks like one of the crappiest movies in ages. I can't stand disaster movies of this type, particularly since their idea of science has little to no basis in reality. I'm also annoyed that we're going to get months and months of hysteria from people who think this stuff could actually happen.
5669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Street Fighter to be revealed tomorrow? on: November 04, 2009, 08:36:19 PM

Quote from: KePoW on November 04, 2009, 08:26:45 PM

I can do without the car and barrel smashing, wtf is the point of those?

I don't know. They're just strangely satisfying.
5670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 04, 2009, 08:13:27 PM
My vote is for NOD32. It's the gamer's choice among antivirus applications. I don't think any other AV application can match its combination of footprint size and virus detection capabilities. I've never had any problems with it.
5671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 04, 2009, 08:01:39 PM
Huh, Steam has just moved up the release date in many European countries, including Norway, with two whole days. The game unlocks in just 3 hours now. Too bad that's midnight for me, but I start late at work tomorrow, so that's ok. smile
5672  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Street Fighter to be revealed tomorrow? on: November 04, 2009, 06:46:53 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 04, 2009, 05:00:22 PM

  • Bringing back the car destruction and barrel smashing minigames
  • 8 Player Knockout Tournaments
  • Team Battles an option (2 vs 2 up to 4 vs 4)

Source?
5673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age: Where to buy? on: November 04, 2009, 08:23:09 AM

Quote from: Fez on November 04, 2009, 06:19:00 AM

Yeah it's downloading the whole thing.  After the verification process it gives me the error.  I am now trying to disable AVG as I let it run overnight.  After reading through tons of posts on Stardock I stumbled across a post by a Stardock CS person saying AVG and Impulse don't run too well together.  I hope this solves it, but what a headache.  Plus, based on the forums I've been looking at, a whole HOST of problems still potentially face me after I get the stupid file downloaded.  Most people are having problems AFTER they download the file! :-/

If disabling AVG doesn't fix the problem, you might have a faulty harddrive or RAM. Normal Internet traffic is designed in such a way as to guarantee that you receive the correct data in the correct order, so if something goes wrong it's probably happening after the files have arrived on your computer.
5674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age Countdown on: November 03, 2009, 08:45:43 AM
No seriously, it sounded like you just wanted someone to say "yes, that is less" as if that is more important than anything less. Of course the 360-version features less than the PC version. Nobody can argue otherwise, which makes your question rather strange, to put it mildly.
5675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age Countdown on: November 03, 2009, 07:23:52 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 03, 2009, 07:18:06 AM

that is less, right?

Are you arguing semantics or gameplay?
5676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: November 02, 2009, 12:40:03 PM
Welcome to yesterday's topic in this thread. slywink
5677  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: The appeal of multiplayer on: November 02, 2009, 10:37:29 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 02, 2009, 10:31:14 AM

because once you figure out the underlying mechanics, you'll be able to wine every time.

That doesn't match my experiences. Getting to a point where you can win every time in a singleplayer game is nearly impossible for most people. Can you win every time on the highest difficulty level in Civ4? I can't, despite knowing the underlying mechanics. Neither can I win every fight in Uncharted 2 on my first try, despite having won it on Crushing.

AI isn't static, you know. Playing a game of Galactic Civilizations 2 can be just as dynamic as a game against a human opponent due to the fantastic AI, and you never know what's going to happen or how things are going to end.

You seem to be trying to say that the only real challenge in games is in multiplayer. I call that faulty logic.
5678  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: The appeal of multiplayer on: November 02, 2009, 10:28:15 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 02, 2009, 10:23:08 AM

If those percentages matter to you, then you have your answer :-)

Of course they do. I try to be among the best in any given match, but they don't encourage me to play the same level again against another random bunch of strangers just to see if I can best it. I've got better things to do than repeat 10 minutes of gameplay over and over.
5679  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: The appeal of multiplayer on: November 02, 2009, 10:20:32 AM

Quote from: Turtle on November 02, 2009, 10:09:03 AM

CoD4, Quake, and even Uncharted 2 aren't the best experience for those coming from mainly single player.  CoD4 is too twitch paced for the kind of thought process that someone who likes single player.  Uncharted 2's multiplayer, is both fast and slow paced, but suffers from the Gears of War syndrome where there's a learning curve that's hard to get over when experienced players keep kicking you back down the curve as you crawl your way up.  There are multiplayer games out there that are slower paced, things like the Splinter Cell multiplayer.  TF2 is a bit fast paced but it's also well balanced.

Challenge isn't the issue. I get challenge from my SP games, such as Uncharted 2 which I finished on Crushing. When I play multiplayer Uncharted 2, I usually end up among the 50% best players in the match, and sometimes even better.
5680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/01) on: November 02, 2009, 07:55:39 AM
I could say Dragon Age, but technically I bought it last week.
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