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321  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:07:08 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 24, 2014, 01:45:57 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 24, 2014, 01:37:01 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:31:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 01:27:36 PM

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy everything that Zeke writes?   icon_lol


Just because we are the minority on this forum does not mean that we are wrong on the issue.


So you are saying the Native American's are right then.  stirthepot

Side note on the Native American / Indian.  Upon moving to New Mexico I learned that the Indians here prefer to be called Indians.  All the references you see around here pretty much all say Indian, from Indian tacos to Indian dances to the Indian Culture Center.  Generally, they think "Native American" is a stupid term.  Using just "Native" is acceptable.

The trouble with using Indian is well, India.  
322  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:37:01 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:31:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 01:27:36 PM

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy everything that Zeke writes?   icon_lol


Just because we are the minority on this forum does not mean that we are wrong on the issue.


So you are saying the Native American's are right then.  stirthepot
323  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 12:29:52 PM
I do love the implied irony of the government taking control by...relinquishing control.
324  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:57:40 AM

Quote from: Zekester on June 23, 2014, 11:57:44 PM

Quote from: Rip on June 23, 2014, 05:26:24 PM

If I owned the team I would just rename them.

Ladies and gentleman please welcome your Washington Coons.



The Cleveland Browns better watch themselves.

Titans has the word tit in it.....sexist.

Chicago Bears could have a porno reference attached.

New England Patriots. Patriots?? Oh Good Lord....they're in trouble for sure.

is the word Chiefs allowed? maybe hepcat can take that one...he seems to be the self-proclaimed forum racism expert.

Buffalo Bills? why couldn't they be the Annie Oakleys instead?


How about the Piss Christs?  stirthepot

 stirthepot
325  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Resogun on: June 23, 2014, 11:31:13 PM
Game now has a ship editor, so I've made a Spathi and Gamera.




People more talented than I are making some fantastic designs, all the usual Sci-Fi stuff is covered, as well as your Mario ships etc.
326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: June 22, 2014, 03:27:25 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 22, 2014, 02:34:55 PM

nah I fully expect that anything on the PS4 to look like the PC from a year or two ago in terms of graphics.   My PC will be the showcase, PS4 is just a fun extension of gaming

Still what I'm getting at is, Wolfenstein isn't pushing the PS4 hardware.   Infamous: SS looks better than pretty much anything on the PC from a year or two ago.
327  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: June 22, 2014, 02:02:03 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 22, 2014, 12:22:28 PM


Wolfenstein is fun, but man I had some frustrating moments already in the first level.  Jumping out of that plane, it tells me to sprint and jump. I followed their instructions and I kept dying and dying over and over again.  FPS games are better for me on PC games, but I'm liking it. 

I think I'm going to just rent games until Destiny comes out.  I don't expect this to be my primary game system.

The first level is the worst by far. 

Also, while I greatly enjoyed Wolfenstein, don't expect it to be a graphics showpiece for what the PS4 can do.
328  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 20, 2014, 10:37:05 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 20, 2014, 09:35:33 PM

Some of you would love nothing more than to show the Redskins owner the door, as you would me here.

And you wonder why conservatives bring up free-speech concerns?

Fricken clueless backwards fools  icon_razz

Haha, way to exactly prove the point of that comic.
329  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 07:00:41 PM

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

as far as me leaving OO awhile ago, the personal attacks were flat-out blatant and nothing was being done about it. why would anyone stick around for that?

Sounds like you wanted someone to *regulate* that place  icon_cool
330  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 05:03:12 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 19, 2014, 04:58:18 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 03:57:02 PM

Being in minority simply because of your opinion doesn't always equate to being unfairly suppressed.  It often just means you're wrong.

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The words hepcat, fireball, gellar, and forgeforsaken are offensive to me. I do not wish to see any of these words here anymore.

Show me historical evidence in which any of those names were used as derogatory slurs against you personally.  Were you called a dirty hepcat? A rotten Gellar?  A low down Forgeforsaken at any point, anywhere?  If so, it should be easy enough to quote that.

Otherwise you're just so grossly unaware of the point that you're grasping at straws once again.

BRB,I'm going to send off "Dirty Hepcat" to urbandictionary.com. 

Zeke, you are like the Stephen Colbert of this forum.  I'm just amazed anyone here is trying to argue with you on this. 

Please, Colbert is awesome.
331  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:45:06 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:44:13 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2014, 03:42:08 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:32:02 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2014, 03:28:20 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:24:22 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 03:21:37 PM

I have honestly never heard "taig" before.   icon_confused

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:19:41 PM

who is the almighty word dictator in your world?

Folks who aren't racist and think it's funny to insult others based on their color, religion or sexual preference?

according to you

I want to deem the word hepcat to be offensive and therefore removed here. by your logic, would you go along with it?

and no one is laughing at Indians. They're enjoying the hell out of rooting for their beloved Indian-named team! LOL

Again, he goes to the straw man.  How about you actually address the actual issue.  The word isn't being banned by the government, the government is refusing to protect the exclusive monetization of the word.  

I've been all over the issue.....Gov't trying to use it's power to dictate what words they find offensive=bad idea.

Please pay better attention. Or do i need to be even clearer for you?

That's not what happened here.

recognizing denial is the first step in rehabilitation. give it a shot.

Yup your cognitive dissonance is in full effect  Tongue
332  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:43:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 03:40:52 PM

whoops, thought zeke was the one trying to change his avatar.  my mistake.

I was briefly running with Zeke's avatar.
333  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:42:08 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:32:02 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2014, 03:28:20 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:24:22 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 03:21:37 PM

I have honestly never heard "taig" before.   icon_confused

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:19:41 PM

who is the almighty word dictator in your world?

Folks who aren't racist and think it's funny to insult others based on their color, religion or sexual preference?

according to you

I want to deem the word hepcat to be offensive and therefore removed here. by your logic, would you go along with it?

and no one is laughing at Indians. They're enjoying the hell out of rooting for their beloved Indian-named team! LOL

Again, he goes to the straw man.  How about you actually address the actual issue.  The word isn't being banned by the government, the government is refusing to protect the exclusive monetization of the word.  

I've been all over the issue.....Gov't trying to use it's power to dictate what words they find offensive=bad idea.

Please pay better attention. Or do i need to be even clearer for you?

That's not what happened here.
334  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:33:55 PM
Here lets give this trademark stuff some context.  Check out my new avatar!
335  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:28:20 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:24:22 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 03:21:37 PM

I have honestly never heard "taig" before.   icon_confused

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:19:41 PM

who is the almighty word dictator in your world?

Folks who aren't racist and think it's funny to insult others based on their color, religion or sexual preference?

according to you

I want to deem the word hepcat to be offensive and therefore removed here. by your logic, would you go along with it?

and no one is laughing at Indians. They're enjoying the hell out of rooting for their beloved Indian-named team! LOL

Again, he goes to the straw man.  How about you actually address the actual issue.  The word isn't being banned by the government, the government is refusing to protect the exclusive monetization of the word.  
336  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:20:52 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:10:18 PM

Quote from: Fireball on June 19, 2014, 03:06:17 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 02:57:46 PM

The BET Channel is racist, and offends me. There is no WET Channel, so why are the rules different?

Is there a bigoted slur or profanity in the name BET? If so, you could complain that it should not be granted a trademark. Otherwise, the comparison falls flat.

There is no White Entertainment Channel......or any other race-only-in-name channel that i'm aware of. Why is a minority allowed to break their own moral-rule?

Just the fact that there is no WET Channel proves that therwe should be no BET, if we're gonna play by the PC-crowd, racism rules.

Straw men upon straw men.  We are talking specifically about a slur here, not a race only name.  Basically change the Fighting Irish to the Fighting Micks or Taigs and you'd have a somewhat fair comparison.
337  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:42:28 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 02:40:04 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2014, 02:38:21 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 02:34:45 PM

Scraper, you're feelings on this issue are conservative-based. So not only do I agree with pretty much everything you've said in this thread so far, it has to include "damn liberals are trying to force change on us again"

So with the ganging-up on me, the minority on this forum, here already, I want to know when is the majority going to step in and defend me? My feelings are getting hurt. Where is the compassion????????

 icon_razz

I thought a hands off approach on government regulations was a conservative principle.  All we are talking about here is the deregulation of the usage of Redskins as applied to sports teams.  Shouldn't you be in favor?

Deregulated? Umm, no.....that would mean they can use whatever name they please.

The way it should be.

But they can.  No one is making them change the name, the government is just saying they will no longer help them in instances where other parties name their teams the Redskins, or produce Redskin jerseys etc.  The government is saying, hey, you are on your own if you want to go with that.

Really, people that are upset about the trademark rejection are in fact arguing for government involvement. 

Cognitive dissonance kicking in yet Zekester?
338  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:38:21 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 02:34:45 PM

Scraper, you're feelings on this issue are conservative-based. So not only do I agree with pretty much everything you've said in this thread so far, it has to include "damn liberals are trying to force change on us again"

So with the ganging-up on me, the minority on this forum, here already, I want to know when is the majority going to step in and defend me? My feelings are getting hurt. Where is the compassion????????

 icon_razz

I thought a hands off approach on government regulations was a conservative principle.  All we are talking about here is the deregulation of the usage of Redskins as applied to sports teams.  Shouldn't you be in favor?
339  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:23:19 PM
Pretty sure that's always been the way though, you can't trademark obscenity or vulgarity.  The issue is what falls into those buckets does change over time and with society.
340  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark 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.
341  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 12:35:00 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 12:15:18 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 19, 2014, 12:12:15 PM

If you're a conservative I don't see why you have a problem with this ruling, they aren't forcing anyone to change the name they are just making Redskin's merchandise into a free market.  If the team and the NFL want to compete they'll just need to make the highest quality jerseys at the best price.  Fair competition. Or are you folks in favor of government interference on markets now?

you folks?

i'm offended by that.
good thing I'm not trying to trademark it then
342  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 12:12:15 PM
If you're a conservative I don't see why you have a problem with this ruling, they aren't forcing anyone to change the name they are just making Redskin's merchandise into a free market.  If the team and the NFL want to compete they'll just need to make the highest quality jerseys at the best price.  Fair competition. Or are you folks in favor of government interference on markets now?
343  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:55:00 AM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 02:37:56 AM

Quote from: Rip on June 18, 2014, 11:11:34 PM

and then...

Fighting Irish
Running Rebels
Ragin Cajuns
KC Chiefs
Atlanta Braves
Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Hawks
Chicago Blackhawks
FSU Seminoles


Of course we need to bring about 60 High Schools that have the Redskins name under the thumb of the McLiberalism Junta as well.

Refusing to bow to political correctness are the communists of this age.

If you can't see the difference between calling a Blackhawk tribal member a Blackhawk versus a Redskin you're better off not bringing attention to that.

That's actually named after a WW1 army division's nickname that itself was named after a chief not a tribe. 

http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=46778
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During World War I, McLaughlin had served as a commander in the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Division of the U.S. Army. Members of his division called themselves Black Hawks in honor of the Sauk Indian chief who sided with the British in the War of 1812. Surely, the Major felt, it would be a fitting name for the newest entry into the National Hockey League.
344  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:17:00 AM
Zeke is just being really disingenuous and arguing straw men.
345  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 18, 2014, 11:40:09 PM

Quote from: Rip on June 18, 2014, 11:11:34 PM

and then...

Fighting Irish
Running Rebels
Ragin Cajuns
KC Chiefs
Atlanta Braves
Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Hawks
Chicago Blackhawks
FSU Seminoles


Of course we need to bring about 60 High Schools that have the Redskins name under the thumb of the McLiberalism Junta as well.

Refusing to bow to political correctness are the communists of this age.

While some controversy could be made out of those, none of them are generally considered a slur as is the case with redskin.
346  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 11:44:10 AM
I will say the Alpha was amazingly polished and things ran well.  Granted the alpha player base will have been much smaller than release
347  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 18, 2014, 02:04:56 AM

Quote from: ATB on June 18, 2014, 01:33:36 AM

I'm intentionally avoiding everything about this game.

Is it an MMO or what?

Sort of.  The server populates with randoms, so you will run across other players as you play. It might be doing something clever like changing servers on you as you go through inside areas between open sections.  There's a central town hub where you'll see a lot of randoms, as well as all the shops.  Mission selection is done from orbit in your space ship, and in the alpha you could select a story mission, a 3 man strike mission, or an open explore mode where you take on random quests from beacons throughout the map.  There was also a selectable PvP mode.  There's a full loot system, along with leveling up your character and skill trees, individual loot items can level up and be upgraded as well, often with their own min skill trees.  When in explore mode there are also area group events that spawn from time to time, like an enemy drop ship bringing in a spider tank, or a crashed ship that needs to be defended through several waves of attacks etc.
348  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision 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.
349  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 17, 2014, 10:11:15 PM
The last one was from a different developer.
350  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 16, 2014, 08:01:45 PM

Quote from: Ridah on June 16, 2014, 07:59:39 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 16, 2014, 03:21:28 PM

The alpha has been extended for a while.  btw, had I known that the alpha keys were going for $40 on ebay, I would have tried selling it.  insane that anyone would pay that much for a limited time trial. 

Quote from: @Bungie
There's a rumor that the #Destiny Alpha might be extended to allow dangerous experiments. Play beyond the official close at your own risk!

Is the risk just in losing character data? The way they're wording it, you would think the hardware was at risk...

I think they are testing server loads, so you may experience disconnects and other server load related issues.
351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 16, 2014, 06:55:39 PM
Some of the big differences
Spoiler for Hiden:
Coldhands completely removed from show.  Brienne does not fight the Hound. Varys does not leave with Tyrion.  Jojen doesn't die outside.   In the show Tyrion doesn't find out what actually happened with his first wife Tysha and the infamous "wherever whores go" line was cut.  Also no Lady Stoneheart but they may hold that for the season opener, though I'm thinking she's going to suffer the same fate as Coldhands.
352  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 16, 2014, 02:00:07 PM

Quote from: Canuck 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?
More to the point what happens with no internet connection.  Some of the XB1's early always on requirements make more sense that way
353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 16, 2014, 12:48:15 PM
I got a Hunter and Titan to level 8 and a Warlock to level 6 or 7.  I've found level 12 gear! crybaby
354  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 6/13/14 on: June 16, 2014, 11:56:56 AM
I played way too much of the Destiny Alpha.  That game is gonna be pretty good.
355  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 13, 2014, 03:50:36 PM
There was a site you had to submit your PSN id to, but registration is now closed.
356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 13, 2014, 03:06:49 PM
I don't know about ten years, but I like it a lot.  It's very much haloXborderlands but also with a bit of MMO in it.  What I mean by that is you run across a lot of random players, especially when you are doing the explore mode.  Melee combat also feel really good and I'm enjoying stabbing guys with my Hunter and punching them with my Titan.
357  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 13, 2014, 12:30:04 PM
The old TGS 2013 trailer leaked from when it was still Project Beast http://www.onlysp.com/new-trailer-leaked-ps4-exclusive-bloodborne-looks-fantastic/
You can see a marked improvement in graphics in the 5 seconds of footage we got from E3, but still this gives you a pretty good idea about the game I think.
358  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: June 12, 2014, 11:08:05 PM
Yup I got an alpha email as well but can't try it until tomorrow as I'm off to a concert.
359  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS3/PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- on: June 12, 2014, 06:09:06 PM
New Guilty Gear, there's a story trailer but screw that here's two matches.  These are not sprites.
Also supports crossplay between PS3 and PS4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_xYdKaIyNM&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIrN8hMer7w&feature=youtu.be


360  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: June 11, 2014, 10:03:26 PM
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