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  • joined Oct 25, 2012
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Honestly yes. It’s the sad state of our cultures for sure, but that’s why those do so well (or at least unopposed).

Nazis are universally viewed as bad. People don’t really contemplate the mentality of the government or economy behind it, they just see murder and define it as bad. It’s simple. Zombies are the undead. It’s unnatural, and they never rise up and try to open a small business, they try to eat brains. Again, not much thought needed.

When you deal with fairly black and white categories like that, there really isn’t a moral or philosophical debate. People don’t even question it.
Again, it’s sort of a commentary on our world, but to some extent is easier if you just want to make an entertaining game to try to have fun and make money.

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I actually agree with you, but have also been in the same situation with a company I was a manager in. We were upfront with the employees. Everybody knew times were rough, and we stated where we were at.

The two things we understood as rightful truths within this consideration and were vocal about, were:

1) If anybody doesn’t get paid, then it is a global universal in the company from the lowest warehouse guy to the CEO.

2) We know it sucks to not get paid and that is a failure on the obligation of the company. Everybody has the right to stop working at that point.

In the end we did not miss a pay period. But at no time were we not clear at where we were. There were some people who jumped ship and I don’t blame them. There were some people who dug in deep and committed to the company. There were some that were there to do their job and were actively looking for a new gig.

So back to my point, yes I agree with you that you can’t be critical of employees for being mad. But I also understand the hard truths of the world in that situation and that employees need to accept it even if it is wrong or bad. A valid business decision would be to close the doors and declare bankruptcy. There is nothing wrong with that decision and the net result would still be people not being paid. So any option for hope in a better tomorrow is what people need to understand. Again, not necessarily like it, but it is what it is.

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Yep, I’m going to give it a go (free and all) but I concur that the pervy stuff puts me off.

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Damn, I’m drunk. And I didn’t even include the headline.

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I love the art style, but wish they hadn’t gone so insane with dem bewbs. Seriously guys, grow up.

I voiced this prior to it’s launch and apparently it isn’t a valid opinion. Art is art. I need to accept that.

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+1 for CHiPs reference.

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Yeah, the disappearing is pretty much “mind blown” over the top stuff.
It’s such an “are you kidding me!” moment when you get to it.

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If you haven’t played the mobile game Duet yet, you must. (currently available in the Humble Bundle).

My friend told me about it on iOS. There were only clones on Android for a while. Now the official one is available, and it is so much better. Such a great experience for such a simple concept. And the atmosphere created just from a narrative voice, music, and some background polygons is really good. Be warned though, it is quite addictive.

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I’ve got nothing. Nothing people!

I’ll get Destiny for my wife.

I’m more interested in next year. Tomb Raider, Batman, Evolve, the Division.

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Smile enhancer?
For them or us?

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So you have no board, no place, and an empty case. That is sort of a sad sentence. I mean, it’s only darts, not the end of the world or anything, but it just seems like a sad and depressing state. It’s just like something is missing and we just don’t talk about it or we cry.

I seriously just wanted to put mine in my family room. There’s a little 2 foot inset to the floor plan since the room is an addition. It wouldn’t be glaring and would be out of the way until you want to use it. My wife was appalled at the idea of putting it inside. To the garage we go!

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You can actually whiten up yellowed plastic with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. I’ve never done it myself but have seen the results. It’s pretty impressive. Even handles UV yellowing.

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Yeah, they are okay. Not the best thing in the world but a pretty cheap and easy solution for ugly situations.
I actually had a pair go bad from a power surge though. You’re not supposed to put them on surge protectors but they still do work, so I’d probably test it both ways on your network. If it works, then opt for protecting them.

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One day I will actually set up my dart board so I can play. I grabbed an old school set in a wood case for $5 at a garage sale. It looks like it is right out of a pub.
I just need to find the right spot to put it (i.e. Where my wife will let me)

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Maybe you just feel that way because your computer isn’t good enough.

Seriously though, I would agree. I only looked at the home page quickly so didn’t really pick up the elitist vibe you are saying, but if it is so then I would tend to agree with you and I would purposely stay away from it for that fact alone.

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I currently have a 240GB SSD for my OS and programs, and load my games onto a 4TB HDD (looking back, I should have gotten a 3TB HDD because the speed is faster, but the 4TB was on sale).

What I just realized my motherboard can do (the Z series) is I can install an SSD and HDD, and it can set aside up to 60GB of SSD space for “common” apps. Meaning, the OS and anything used frequently will be moved to the SSD for speed, and all other programs and data will be kept on the HDD. It’s pretty crazy how it is dynamically intelligent like that.

I sort of like having separate drives though (I always keep my games separate for size reasons, and document type data for safety in case the OS fails) but that could be I am just used to that out of years of habit. It could be something to consider moving forward doing an upgrade. Not that you are upgrading anytime soon, but you might want to look into that.

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Exactly. There is definitely a feel to the game that it is more about the collapse of society rather than the monsters (in fact, you seem to fight people far more often than infected ones). It is all about who the people are (both singular and corporately in groups), which reflects in their choices, rather than how they are, meaning they make choices based on what they think.

It’s sort of how like “The Walking Dead” title is a play on words, referring both to the zombies and the people who survived.

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My issue is the per-publisher nature of it

This. This is what caused the problem with the PC gaming scenario. Valve created a client. It was a good idea. Then everybody wanted a piece of that pie, so EA made Origin, Ubisoft made Uplay, heck even other third parties (such as greenman and gamefly) created their own clients which only amplified the problem . I just got so sick of being stretched around based on the publisher.

So, while I think this is actually a good program (despite the negative opinion piece) I am hopeful that it eventually fails because it spurres others to take it’s place. For instance, if Playstation Now takes off and I can play EA titles as well as other publisher games on it, then I would much rather subscribe to that. So here’s to competition and pushing for innovation.

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And it was earth all along?

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I think that is the core of what Electric Zen’s comment is, or at least my reply based on his comment. We all think something different. If you look below to my last reply, I basically say that Naughty Dog created a world and stuff happens. We each get to choose how we feel about that. That is why we all see so many different things and have such varying opinions. It doesn’t make any of us wrong, it just means we processed it differently.

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I can see that. Again, that is why I agree so much with your comment that everybody has their own take on it, because I don’t see it that way. It doesn’t make your perspective incorrect, it just means that people can interpret what they will out of it.

I really think that isn’t in error. I think it is because the story was meant to hit a nerve so to speak about being human. We all see and react to it differently. Not that I think the game is super deep or anything like that, but I think it developed something, a world, characters, situations, and then stuff happened. We get to decide how we feel about all that.

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Dang it, you ruined the game for everybody now! It’s all your fault!

and no, you can’t edit past your timer. Maybe flag yourself and note to delete it to remove the risk of spoilers?

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Good point as we approach the newer release of all of those titles.

With that in mind I bet it will segregate the communities quite a bit. The “hard core” lovers of those franchises will always buy the newer one and move on. The later adopters will jump in a year later in droves. It could be a good thing to do this, as playing against a hyper competitive veteran of the series when you are a noob is always daunting. This way it may become more balanced. I guess it all depends on the official server availability.

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Yeah, so basically they offer their biggest annual titles for $30. Most likely you won’t be interested in all of them, but that’s okay. For $30 you essentially get to “rent” the game for a year and then next year get the new one (assuming they keep up with the title selection).

Unless you go back and play old games (which could very well be for some, but typically not so for sports games) it sounds like a discount.

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I agree with how everybody can have a different takeaway from the game and ending , and I think that is sort of the point of it all (that there is not necessarily a clear answer).

Ellie knows this on some level, and for her to lovingly reconcile with Joel, and indulge this fantasy, weakens Ellie’s character.

I don’t necessarily think so. With the epilogue as described above, I would agree with you. But the fact that Ellie seems to question Joel and know as you said, but decides to trust him is a strengthening of character for her in some regard (being able to trust and have friends/family/companions after everybody else she knows is gone) and also it doesn’t clarify what happens to them later (she could very well figure out Joel lied and abandon him etc…).

I also think that Joel may have a little bit of that father-daughter fantasy, but I wouldn’t call it a fantasy if you have ever been a father. The word “fantasy” deludes what emotions are there and the type of relationship it is. But semantics aside, it could be that Joel chose to live again by having his relationship with Ellie rather than death of the shell of a life he was living. Which would be irony to the point where he chooses death to all to save one life. I think this was purposely designed in the story to get people to question morality as they play the game.

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This is my thought exactly.
While I can understand more action added for the sake of the film (like the 2007 version), I think they should really play into the stealth, stealing uniforms, and setting up a perfect “accident.”
Try to actually capture the feel of what a Hitman game is.

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Yeah, I saw it didn’t have to be anime, but so far it all has been (as was the source of this entire concept) and I did watch anime a lot at some point in time so it wasn’t a big deal.
And yes, I have all the new Appleseed movies as well, which are good but I don’t think they capture the feel of the original. Ex Machina had some good action though.

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