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#1 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

Guy's entitled to his opinion.

Now what would be really funny would be for the press to lynch George Broussard like a mob for this comment.

He totally is. At the same time, given his friendship/dealings/history with Randy Pitchford and Gearbox, when you're a minor celebrity on the internet, people are going to take anything you say and pick it apart. He wouldn't be the first and won't be the last.

Sometimes the best position to take is silence.

#2 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

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I thought this was pretty funny. The man responsible for 90% of Duke Nukem Forever, which Gearbox bailed out and published, and was garbage, comes forward to defend their honor on Twitter, saying all the negativity amounts "to little more than mob mentality lynching".

This is kind like murdering your wife and having OJ Simpson run to your defense. But I still find it hilarious and entertaining. The continued fallout from this game is almost worth the $35 I pre-ordered it for.

But probably not the $18 I paid for the Season Pass, which will probably haunt me for months down the road, likely when I least expect it to.

#3 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

The best parts of Crysis 1 were when you were fighting other humans, once you reached the aliens, it quickly went downhill. Crysis 2 was a snorefest for me (I literally fell asleep at my desk playing). This looks promising, but if the SP campaign is only 5 hours long, I'll wait for a big sale, since I don't really have any interest in competitive multiplayer.

I don't understand how you can make such promising technology that looks so amazing, and then weigh it down with a short, mediocre storyline, but it seems to be what Crytek excels at.

#4 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

Nice, looks like they have the unofficial SS2 patch integrated or something, I was able to choose 1920x1080 16:9 immediately in the menu after installing.

Time to throw in some texture mods and get to playing.

#5 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

@frankfartmouth said:

I know exactly what you mean. My daughter competes in a lot of academic stuff, and it can be pretty nerve-wracking. Other parents can sometimes be really obnoxious too. It's not something that's particularly pleasant to sit through.

Yeah, there are some assholes parents to be sure. There were 3 appeals in this spelling bee, I've only seen 1 in the previous 4 district bees he was in. One woman appealed based on her daughter spelling 'safari' as "safary...I mean i" when it clearly says in the rules once you say the letter the letter it is.

I don't mind people appealing for legitimate reasons, but if it's because you just didn't read the 1-sheet handout on the rules or listen to the 15 minute speech the moderator gives before the spelling bee even starts, you're just wasting my time.

One 7th grade girl on my son's team who went to nationals 2 years ago received a concussion on Wednesday from a sporting accident. It was clear today she wasn't 100% and she went out on a word in the 1st round that she would have normally not even thought about. I felt horrible for her, but I guess you get the cards you're dealt. She's got one more year before she's too old, so hopefully she'll have a stronger performance next year.

@VoshiNova @GreggD

Again, I didn't actually want my son to fail, or any of the kids to fail. It's hard to watch any of them misspell a word and suddenly realize they're done. I saw more than a handful of kids openly crying today because they didn't make it to the final pool that would go to state, and that kind of thing is heartbreaking to a parent, whether it's your kid or not. It's hard to watch, but it's also super satisfying when your child does well. I think that's called being a parent.

#6 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

Got 3rd place out of 280,went out on inveigh. Good stuff. He killed it, so he gets to choose where we go to dinner, lol.

#7 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

Some of you need to not take everything so 100% literal. Of course I want to watch and see him do well. The only part of me that didn't want to watch was the part that hates seeing him take it so personally if he doesn't. What I get for sharing an event...

#8 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

He made it into the pool that goes to state, and he'll get a trophy. Everything else is just gravy at this point. Whew.

#9 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

Nah I love that he's into it and good at it. It's just nerve racking to watch, lol.

#10 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2499 posts) -

He made to the oral round, sitting here watching now. A girl he's friends with just got the boot for 'whiskery'. And so it begins...