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#1 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -

I have yet to care about the game, controversy, or Pitts' review, which...I can't imagine getting that emotionally invested in a game I dislike. However, Rohrer has crossed a line that's beyond silly inside baseball developer/journalist politics. He's just a bad human being. When a decent human being asks you to stop involving them in a thing they find indecent, you fucking stop. I'll give you a pass if you don't know the protocol about asking permission, but the asshole is just saying no, no, no.

#2 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -



Need for Speed. Maybe AC4.

#3 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -

Please visit my quiet town of Inaba for cherries and a wealth ordinance. I'm getting pretty desperate for a fishing rod at this point. Rumor has it the new pig in town is DTF, btw.

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#4 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -


Anybody sitting on a pile of eggs to trade? I've got 1100 of them at the moment. I've tried the silent quid pro quo thing with a couple of you, but it gets hard to be sure who's doing what.

#5 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -

Eufloria HD. There's a QL of the PC version, and it controls very well on the iPad. I really liked The Room. I have a hard time recommending it because it's short and a reductionist could describe it as a pixel hunt, but it looks great and I found some of the puzzles really satisfying. Continuity 2. It's been a while since I played it, but it's a nice puzzle platformer that was made for touch. Waking Mars is worth researching. It's not my kind of iPad game, but it seemed interesting early on.

#6 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -

I use a 3-year-old 4x2 switch from MonoPrice to split my HTPC and consoles between my living room and kitchen. Never had any issues with it. I sometimes have to restart my 360 to get video going initially. Probably a timing thing with my Harmony macro, but it's not annoying enough to troubleshoot.

#7 Edited by samsara (20 posts) -

I'm a big fan of journalism navel-gazing (negative connotation excepted). It's an interesting struggle to watch, but I don't feel like it affects me in general. I follow a variety of people and end up evaluating them over long periods of time, so I feel pretty good about the information I get in the end. If someone is an outlier, I can give them more or less weight based on that history. I think us informed navel-gazers are more concerned on behalf of the folks who only read a 100 word review from a Sun freelancer who has no real accountability to a dedicated audience. We see warning signs the mainstream doesn't know to look for. On another note, I'm a "decision-maker" in the world of IT. I could have several free meals a week if I were so inclined, and I've been offered travel to private events at golf courses and amusement parks. For anyone getting a fair wage for a real job, that shit gets old fast. I have better things to do with the 40 hours I give to my job. I don't blame a struggling freelancer for grabbing every freebie they can get, but I also don't pay them much attention. I guess the biggest assumption I make about staffed writers at a leading publication is that they make a decent wage and have all been around long enough to be over the perks.

#8 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -

Are we killing the site? After getting through many pages, I get a DNS error when I hit next.

#9 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -

I have a 2010 G25, and I wouldn't hesitate to do Panasonic plasma again in the future. All my non-gaming happens on an HTPC doing DisplayPort->HDMI, and this serves as my PC gaming rig, too. Burn-in is non-existent in my experience, and I've fallen asleep in front of it more times than I can count.

#10 Posted by samsara (20 posts) -

Can't vouch for them but Frozen Synapse and Jagged Alliance should be worth a quick look.

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