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Console Games / Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:59:44 am »
In my opinion, it's not so much that there are lots of reasons not to get a PS3 as there are not to get a PS3 over a XBOX360. I've seen a couple of comparisons where the XBOX360 consistently beats the PS3 in benchmarks. I suppose if one is a hardcore enthusiast then you are going to buy the PS3 eventually no matter what. However, until the PS3 comes out with a ton of exclusive games. I'm going to to with the XBOX360.

Everything Else / Re: If you were an animal...
« on: April 27, 2006, 12:09:07 pm »
A penguin because...
 - I'd be dress to kill all day everyday
 - I'd have a pimp'ed walk
 - Chicks dig swimmers
 - Finally, I'd be the poster boy for the open source movement

Besides, who doesn't love penguins?

Everything Else / Re: What do you believe?
« on: April 13, 2006, 12:45:09 pm »
What many people seem to forget is that religion, at least to some degree, is free to interpretation. Sure, using Christianity as an example: "Thou shalt not kill." That seems pretty straight forward to me. Still, even that is prone to interpretation. What about self-defense or abortion? There is no clear cut answer. It seems to me that religion is a set of guidelines one follows, but it doesn't have all the answers.

I mean look at English grammar. There are rules that are to be followed but there is still room for interpretation. There are even times you can break a rule. I believe religion is much the same way. It seems to me that people often hear another person's interpretation and are quick to label a certain faith, or what have you, ridiculous just based on that one priest's or one religious leader's interpretation of that faith or religious concept.

The core of religion is faith. There is always a portion in your belief that has no basis, no proof. So of course there is no way of saying which is the "right" religion. You just sort of... choose.

Console Games / Re: PS3
« on: April 06, 2006, 01:55:40 pm »
If it is true, then the big wigs at Sony must be crazy to think people would pay for a console that costs that much.

Crazy or freakin' geniuses? Only time will tell.

PC Games / Re: Just thinking about a new kind of game...
« on: April 06, 2006, 01:53:23 pm »
I might play it if it was a free, web-based game but I don't think I would pay money to play it.

PC Games / Re: Oblivion microtransactions from Bethesda
« on: April 06, 2006, 08:59:46 am »
I guess there is nothing WRONG with charging two dollars for that sort of stuff. They have the right to do so obviously. To me, the issue is about the message the company is sending out to its customers. It seems to me that little stuff like a horse and some armor would be a great way for a company to say: thanks for buying our product here's some extra stuff to show our appreciation. Instead, I'm getting the message: how can we make more money from a cash cow? Can I blame them for doing so? No. Can I be disappointed? Yes. It hurts the company image I think. It's more of a matter of what they could have done but didn't than what was actually done.

PC Games / Re: Fall Back Games
« on: February 16, 2006, 07:26:23 am »
I'm not sure if I have fall back games. I get a craving to play an older game again every once in a while but the craving passes after a few days or so. I have games that are part of my routine rotation but I'm not really coming back to them and my rotation changes every so often.

If that's the case, you just need to buy and play the game when it first becomes available. When I first started playing WoW, for instance, no one knew anything. We were all nubs/newbs/n00bs or however you want to spell it. Of course, I guess the longer the game is out depending on how often you play people might level faster and thus the problem comes back to haunt you again.

Podcasts / Re: How long should podcast be?
« on: February 15, 2006, 09:43:08 am »
I don't see why anyone would complain about them being too long. As many have probably already stated, you can pause, stop, and come back to the podcast anytime you like. The longer the better in my opinion.

Podcasts / Re: Retro reviews
« on: February 15, 2006, 09:40:12 am »
You've probably already answered a similar question somewhere but... I was wondering, Steve, why you choose the games you choose for the retro review? What's the selection process or is it totally random?

Everything Else / Re: Horrible treatment of children!!
« on: February 10, 2006, 07:16:10 am »
To get suspended from school at the age of six or so sounds like these kids have some real disciplinary problems. I'll reserve my judgment of her form of punishment. She could be a single mom who has dried up every other discipline resource in trying to deal with her out-of-control children. "Public humiliation" doesn't sound like anything new to me. I can recall seeing old movies and television shows where kids had to sit in the corner wearing ridiculous, tall white hats in front of his or her peers. I doubt such a tactic will "mentally scar" a child of six years old. What she did is a bit extreme but like legodragonxp said. We don't know the whole situation. Different individuals respond differently to different disciplinary measures. Finding the form that best suits that individual is the key.

Everything Else / Re: Your favorite toys
« on: February 06, 2006, 08:08:32 pm »

There it is... the Cobra Condor Z25. A thing of beauty. They don't make toys like that one anymore. An arsenal of bombs and missiles and the dang thing splits in two. How cool is that?! Oh seeing that photo takes me back. I could just slap myself for selling that at a yard sale. Stupid notions of growing into "manhood".

Everything Else / Re: Threat on the seed forum.
« on: February 06, 2006, 01:42:29 pm »
I think people are aware of the peaceful demonstrations as well. I was aware of it. People are just mose interested in the idiots proving to the world that they are idiots. It's a better conversation piece. Kudos for those demonstrating peacefully though.

Edit: Yeah, it's not a big deal. But... is it WRONG? I don't know. I look at it in the same way as calling someone ugly. It's my right to do so. Freedom of speech. If I'm trying to prove a point then calling someone ugly might be acceptable. Yet acceptable does not equal morally right. I'm not saying the cartoon is right or wrong but I do believe people should practice some restraint in areas such as religion.

What do I think of Bush? I can't say I'm a huge fan. He's definitely conservative. I'm an independent myself if that means anything. I can respect a man who holds steadfast to his beliefs but turning a death ear to the voice of those who go against his beliefs is something else. My opinion isn't really based on facts although I probably know as much about him as most. It's more of how he conducts himself. In his debates and addresses, I don't see the cogs working when he is presented with something that may go against his beliefs. That urks me. I'm pro-life. I'm against abortion. I don't believe in it. However, that doesn't mean I'm going to block research that could prove to be beneficial just because it goes against my personal beliefs. Add a statement stating how you don't condone with something; don't block it from happening if it doesn't present a real harm to others. I wouldn't make abortion illegal either. As always, I'm a big advocate of allowing people to make their own choices.

Everything Else / Re: Threat on the seed forum.
« on: February 06, 2006, 01:12:38 pm »
Does anyone else see the irony in their actions? There is a cartoon depicting basically the symbol of the Islamic faith as a VIOLENT terrorist more or less. So how do they respond? ...with violence. Good going guys. That will show them.

As for the right or "wrongness" of the cartoon and the Muslim response. Well, violence is never the answer. So that's clearly wrong. As for the cartoon, freedom of speech is definitely something I respect and advocate WITHIN REASON. Let's change Muhammad with Jesus or a more neutral figure, the unknown soldier. (man I really had a time of it coming up with a figure anyone could respect but anyway) Let's say that a cartoon about a figurative unknown soldier depicted as a southern, gun wielding psychopath. That wouldn't go over too well. Or if someone made a cartoon about Martin Luther King Jr. with a rope around his neck. These are extreme cases but with freedom of speech comes responsibility. I mean, you can't yell "fire" in a crowded building and expect to get away with it.

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