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#1 Edited by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

As a french canadian that was too young to vote in 95, go Scotland!

(This is not an elaborate and worthwile opinion at all)

I don't want to derail the thread but are you being serious? I'm a Canadian currently living in Scotland and every time I hear someone bring up the Quebec referendum in conjunction with Scottish independence I roll my eyes. The two situations could not be further apart. I feel that, besides the language issue, western Canada is much more marginalized than Quebec currently is. Scotland's effect on the larger political landscape of the UK is relatively minor (being only 10% of the total population) where as Quebec can sway entire elections. Quebec essentially determined the last election. Had they voted liberal, Ignatieff would be PM but they voted NDP which gave that party official opposition status.

Personally, I think French should be a larger (if not mandatory) part of the Canadian education curriculum. Being a bilingual country is what makes us unique and has been a defining part of our culture. So I really don't get the Quebec separatist grievances as there are other parts of the country that are going through similar issues. Heck, even certain First Nations issues have similar language grievances as Quebec. Luckily, I feel like the whole secessionist feelings in Quebec have been on a downwards trend since most young people see the very real and very impactful place Quebec has in Canada. I don't think Scotland can say the same thing.

#2 Posted by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

I felt like the new South Park game had a lot of padding. I mean, it was really well written but I got really bogged down in some of the side stuff that I slowly lost interest with the main story. It's still a fun game, though.

#3 Posted by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

It will actually cost me $0 because I don't plan on getting one in the near future. While the stuff it does with your tv is mildly interesting it does not seem to work well enough to justify the price nor are there any games on it that I want to play.

#4 Posted by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

I think ads are an inherently terrible but necessary evil. Giant Bomb does podcast ads really well and I willingly listen to them. They are occasionally quite funny.

#5 Posted by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

Isn't it somewhat giving the hackers what they want by mentioning their twitter account in a news article about a DDoS? Wouldn't it be better to simply report the attack and not direct people to the perpetrator's twitter account? I understand the need for trying to figure out the cause but perhaps by broadcasting it we are simply feeding the beast we are trying to get rid of.

Hopefully the authorities get ahold of these bastards. The whole PSN DDoS is really minor compared to the American Airlines shit.

#6 Posted by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

I actually really appreciate these kind of UPFs when they come around. I don't think they should happen all the time but as a way to give some nods to games they passed over but never acknowledged otherwise I'll take it. That and it can make for some magical moments when they're digging real deep.

I agree with this. I think the "viewer's choice" episodes can be interesting and have some value. I think the last UPF was less than stellar mainly because the games that were being voted upon were very obscure and not that great. I think it would have been better if there was a little more control into what games were being put in the poll. In saying that, I think viewer's choice strategies are always hit or miss.

#7 Posted by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

Hype is at an unimaginable level. Although I would fully support a trip to THE Barkerville, it is in British Columbia which is a fair distance away from San Francisco. It seems like a long trip just for an inside joke.

#8 Posted by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

I would very much appreciate this feature.

#9 Edited by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

I know it says it in the vimeo video description but it is Dave Lang giving his "interpretation" of the Carl Sagan essay: "The Pale Blue Dot". If you haven't already, I highly suggest you watch the original.

#10 Posted by Patman99 (1583 posts) -

The game seems kinda dull, though. It seems like minimal effort went into creating the "remix" aspect of the game. While there might have been a lag issue with their setup, it wouldn't surprise me if the emulation was just poorly done. To be honest, I think the NES remix games are just mildly crap and unimaginative.

People are quick to jump on Brad for pretty much everything. I would say that it is because he reacts to it (e.g. referencing the insults slung at him in other videos) but also because there seems to be a built up stereotype of Brad being bad at games. Not saying he is perfect, no one ever is, but people need to cut the dude some slack.