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  1. On 4/27/2022 at 10:08 AM, Reality vs Adventure said:


    This song is a bad fantasy where I drive around London looking at all the chaos and trying to keep my sanity. As a rebel I fight in ways granted beyond military arsenal. Technology is our power over the strongest military. And when all power gets taken out, we will still find any resource to use and become industrial in every defense of human rights. 

  2. I've been seduced. I'm living in a land where gaming is above and beyond reality. It can be real. So real. It can be fantasy. So dreamy. But to you, what is perfect gameplay that draws you in, seduces you. What is it? War? Heroism? I'm more of a fuck the system type. Why? Ask why not. Fun gameplay is Saints Row where it is everything famous GTA lacks. GTA is amazing. SR is fate from the gods. Not Ultor, that's for sure. Now listen, we game to game. But what is perfect gameplay? Saints Row is perfect gameplay. Everything you want in a game is there. What is perfect fun gameplay? Maybe that's the question I should have asked. But I just did. 

    I'll leave the rest to you; indulge us all perfect fun gameplay. Then I'll compare with Saints Row. Bring it. 

  3. I really don't like the direction games are heading in by giving more attention to online play and not the campaign. Online play is cool and all when you have good internet and w/o hostility from gamers. But it becomes an excuse to pass on creativity and story telling. It's a dumbing down of creative incentive. 

    What I hate most is probably companies that provide digital games only available from that seller. That will eventually makes us pay multiple subscription memberships for games we want to play instead of having all games available for any console physical or digital copies (an exclusive here and there being an exception). There is a term for having to pay multiple gaming subscriptions and I forgot what it was. (anyone remember?) 

    We all have burden enough for having to pay a bill for every electronic device we have. I don't understand how the average consumer can keep up with everything. I remember in the 80's all we had to pay for was a $10 phone line. And maybe a cable channel. Now think about how everything is making us more and more poor with more and more devices. So I'm against the direction the gaming world is heading in. We have a consolidation, or publishers buying up developers. Then we have separation of sellers forcing subscription. Future of gaming is looking expensive if you want to play a variety of games. 

  4. That's an interesting question. The arena shooters can be a fun slaughter house at times. I recently play COD Vanguard and Battlefield 1 and I really really enjoyed that realistic approach. I was impressed and it didn't have that fun feel, but it was superb and not soon to be forgotten. I think arena shooters lose a little bit of story because the massacre eventually gets pointless when they keep coming at you. There would have to be a lot of details of blood, guts, and limbs for it to be continually enjoyable. And I would need a break in-between attacks so that I can indulge myself in chopping up corpses and write on the walls with their blood. Even though I don't know a game that allows that. But that would be ideal for me to keep interest. So I guess 1st person hack n slash arena would be more interesting than arena shooter. Nothing like up close and personal multiple hacks at the neck to chip the head off one stroke at a time instead of one clean strike. 

  5. I need sound for immersion purposes; plus sometimes that background music kicks in and draws me deep into the game. Every now and then when I'm customizing gear or doing something not gameplay related, I'll either turn it down or mute the sound and give my pet some quiet time. I don't need the base thumping when I'm not actually doing something in the game.  

  6. The answer is obvious now if it wasn't already before that republicans have now openly endorsed white supremacy. After the latest mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, where a white guy targeted blacks at a store, dressed in armor, and went on a shooting spree. He also had a racist manifesto and white supremacist belief of the Great Replacement Theory. 

    So now we are at a crossroads where schools are being punished for the accusations of Critical Race Theory and widespread banning of books including math, termination for discussing racism, violence against school boards, and even proposals to jail librarians. On the other hand you have a major media outlet fox news, congress members and other politicians, and domestic terrorism that all promotes Great Replacement Theory. And even after the terrorist shooting in Buffalo, politicians and Fox are still pushing the Great Replacement Theory. Democrats are now proposing gun laws and domestic terrorism laws. Democrats are calling for republicans to denounce the terrorist act and the great replacement theory and they won't do it. Instead, they are amplifying it by republican politicians and by Fox news, more specifically by Tucker Carlson. 

    Basically, republican whites ban awareness of history and racism in schools, while endorsing their own victimhood how they believe diversity is the elimination of whites and immigrants are meant to replace their vote. So in other words, ban immigration, ban every race related issue in schools, pass into law voting suppression and racist gerrymandering, then promote the Great Replacement Theory. I could easily say that the Replacement Theory is what whites are doing to minorities in this country. White nationalistic views are to build a wall at the border and stop immigration and deport any and all legal residents from any non European country. ICE, Immigration Customs Enforcement, is even in the news lately for their unchecked surveillance on Americans. The Great Replacement Theory has now suppressed voting rights targeting people of color, and republicans have put in their own partisan people to oversee elections who have previously tried to overthrow the last election. Republicans have used the Replacement Theory on minorities by drawing up racist gerrymandering districts to give districts of color less voting representation all across the U.S.

    So that’s what I think about GRT and how its actually put into effect to harm people of color as well as the anti CRT laws. They both are used for the same purpose to promote white supremacy. There are no laws being passed that targets white people, but there are massive amounts of recent laws targeting people of color and the LGBTQ community. So that is the real replacement theory.

    And republicans have embraced white supremacy.There isn't even a debate about it. White supremacists have infiltrated the republican party. 

  7. 17 minutes ago, Shagger said:

    The only Ace Combat I've played is Assault Horizons and it was cool. It was a really gritty and fun game that I would recommend. Here's Angry Joe's review to give a better idea.



    I t may not have been the most realistic flight sim in the world and certainly not the most realistic flight sim in the Ace Combat series, but that's what made it a great game to me. Adding excitement and fun at the cost of realism I think is better philosophy.


    @Reality vs Adventure. That's really cool about your grandfather. I'm somehow surprised to find the F-22 was that at old and I wasn't aware they had been retired. A quick google revealed that the powers that be deemed the planes too expensive to make combat ready in the modern world, so I guess that's that. A shame, but I suppose you can't run a military on nostalgia.

    Assault Horizon looks like what I'm looking for. Thanks for sharing. That's the one I'm gonna buy. And you are right, a little fun in a game like that is better. 

    As far as the F-22, I guess with the Stealth Bombers, it wouldn't be cost effective to keep both in commission. My grandpa retired as a colonel and set up a training academy in Florida. He also fought in Vietnam; many years in service. 

  8. I remember I had a coworker friend that had a baby shower and I went and got a bunch of cool gifts from the $1 store for babies. He and his wife loved the gifts. He said those were the only gifts they could actually use for the baby. I can't really remember what I got, but it was clothing items and warm mittens and diapers. Hey, diapers are a lot more expensive at other stores. At least back then it was. But I must of got like 10 gifts all at the dollar store. I just happened to be in there and they had all sorts of things I couldn't pass up. Today, I doubt they have an assortment of stuff like that. Especially since we are gonna have a wave of new babies and a population explosion, I don't expect diapers will be cheap. 

  9. 9 hours ago, Heatman said:

    America have been lazy more than the way they used to be especially when it comes to allowing such homicide that's going on in Ukraine take place. Some people even call then weakling now. 

    Once again I have to say that this is a NATO effort to hit Russia financially so as to try and prevent a world war. Are you in such a rush for the world to jump into war? Not jumping into conflict is not weak or lazy. Ukraine has shown great resilience, so we have to see Putin's next move. Biden isn't here to try and show off might. As you can see, the strong man approach like Putin becomes an embarrassment. Unfortunately, that embarrassment becomes fuel for even madder endeavors. 

  10. 7 hours ago, Maxi said:

    You're very much welcome. When I started showing symptoms, it never occurred to me that it was the VR headset that's the cause until it got serious and I had to go for a proper check up. I wouldn't want that happening to anyone I know.

    Are you still using VR? For how long? Did the eye doctor explain why you were getting blurry vision? Do you have diabetes or thyroid issues or anything? 

  11. 59 minutes ago, Crazycrab said:


    I'm not trying to be an ass here but it does make me laugh when Americans complain about fuel prices.  It's one of the cheapest places in the developed world to fill up yet you guys seem to complain more than anyone!  Right now petrol is about £1.60 per litre at ASDA (our equivalent to Wal-Mart).  I've done the conversion and that's the equivalent of nearly $9 a gallon!  Diesel is $9.70 a gallon, you yanks are friggin lucky!


    Despite this the taste in vehicles around here are becoming more "American", at least in semi-rural areas like mine.  Big pickups and muscle cars were a very rare thing untill maybe 10 years ago and now their pretty common.  I'm not really sure what prompted this, maybe it's all those dumb movies you keep making 😆!

    Both our gas came from dinosaurs, I don't know why the price is different. Are you saying your dinosaurs were better than ours? 😀

  12. On 5/12/2022 at 7:29 PM, Heatman said:

    Some of us wouldn't even have the mind to absorb and understand what such games is all about at such a young age. But it's definitely something worth exploring. 

    I was thinking the same thing. I don't think our minds will see something as being more extraordinary than some other game. And I don't think we will take in the proper meanings of what we would today. You could take some dystopian game today and play as a kid, but not understand exactly who the villain is. Like an evil corporation, a kid would ask who is the bad guy? What is a corporation? Not understanding that having total control over people is wrong. 

  13. Sometimes games lack a sense of time where you finish a quest and the next one starts when it should have been a day later or something. So I'll go do something else and put the next quest on hold till my mind tells me some time has passed. I can't just do back to back quests and pretend like they didn't royally fuck time. 

    I can't call out every activity in every game, but I'll play an in game activity or exploration to pass time. I wish Assassin's Creed games had a little tent set up to sit down and chill with your tamed animal, something like what RDR2 has.

  14. I hope in GTA 6 that you can drive any saved vehicle and never lose it. That’s a major flaw in previous GTA games. I also would like a new map that’s not San Andreas, vice, or liberty. Other than that, I don’t know what else they can improve. Maybe character customization. And I hope they keep the crazy satire and keep it a bit funny. Let us blow things up in the city with tanks and choppers in regular gameplay. 

  15. 2 hours ago, Shagger said:


    That is a bit misogynistic. You may be able to produce sperm for you're entire life, but it's only possible for a woman to bear a child (at least safely) for 20 years or so of her life. If you have ambitions of being a father, don't expect it to be an easy option in your 50's. Woman have other options other than you're 100 year old saggy sack even today.


    Take it from me, be what a woman wants, rather than what you want a woman to want from you.

    That's good advice, however, it doesn't always work that way. I gave everything to a woman once. She was mormon and we were engaged to be married. I always reached across the aisle for her, but she never gave back. I went to church with her. I was even baptized mormon. She ended up letting the church control everything. 

    Not only that, she was vegetarian and I also became vegetarian for 3 years. Now, I believe just be who you are and find someone who accepts it. But in relationships, always remember that both should show effort and reach across the aisle before walking it or else a person can be stuck in a contract of marriage they find misery in. 

    I've changed a lot and I'm grateful for her wisdom. Part of why I'm political is because she has opened my mind. That is something I will always love her for. But I had to let her go because religion divided us. We shouldn't always let a woman change us. And women shouldn't always feel the need to change someone else. Discuss differences first and be open about it. If push comes to shove, then move on. 

    I completely respect where you are coming from, but in that experience I now believe it is a requirement to meet halfway. Gaming is a huge part of my life now. So any significant other has to enjoy gaming. That is the sexiest thing in a woman now. I will never give up gaming for someone. If people are in relationships that game together, that is an awesome thing to bond with. And I'm sure more and more relationships will find a special bonding while gaming instead of movies. 

    As far as child bearing, the rate of birth defects increases in a woman when it's too early as well as when she ages, so I completely agree with you. 


  16. This is an extremely important read to know what is going on with the elections in the USA and the serious danger to democracy. We are heading into midterms in 2022 and the election in 2024 I really don't see how it stands a chance for democracy to survive. This is coined the term 'slow-moving coup' or 'slow-motion insurrection.' This article speaks for itself so I won't elaborate much. I'll summarize important concepts and update when needed. Very scary just typing all this in. There are states that passed voting rights bills, but those are already in democratic states that isn't under blatant attack. When you take a look at this and wonder why it is all largely ignored and there is no way to pass any voting rights bills on the federal level, is just sickening. In two years the USA can be a dictatorship very easily. It is in black and white for all to see. THIS IS HISTORY. 


    Restrictive Legislation:

    "As of Janu­ary 14, legis­lat­ors in at least 27 states have intro­duced, pre-filed, or carried over 250 bills with restrict­ive provi­sions" (2022)

    Restrictions on mail voting:

    *New barri­ers to apply­ing for mail ballots

    *Prohib­i­tion on send­ing unso­li­cited mail ballots or ballot applic­a­tions

    *Restric­tions on return­ing mail ballots

    *Limit­a­tions on who can vote by mail

    *New grounds for reject­ing mail ballots

    Stricter voter ID:

    *remove altern­at­ive forms of iden­ti­fic­a­tion

    *elim­in­ate the option for a voter to cast a regu­lar ballot by execut­ing a state­ment of their iden­tity or affi­davit if they do not possess accept­able voter ID

    * require voters to submit a photo­copy of a photo ID when regis­ter­ing to vote

    *reduce the list of accept­able forms of voter ID

    Voters with disabilities

    *repeal law that allows a person by reason of a phys­ical disab­il­ity or an inab­il­ity to read or write” to receive assist­ance

    *repeal the perman­ent absentee voter list

    * eliminate access to indi­vidu­als who are blind or visu­ally impaired

    Loosen require­ments to educate voters

    *repeal of law informing on how to ensure their ballot is coun­ted

    *repeal law for advance notice of iden­ti­fic­a­tion require­ments for voting in elec­tions

    Undermining the Electoral Process-'Election Sabotage:'

    *reject election results

    *targeting election officials with criminal and civil penalties for facilitating voter access

    Bills Initi­at­ing Biased Elec­tion Reviews

    *Citizen-initi­ated audits without basic secur­ity meas­ures for the ballots or clear guidelines for how results are reviewed

    *allow any registered voter to request an audit of an elec­tion

    *any elec­tion offi­cial in the juris­dic­tion, or any voter who presents a peti­tion signed by 1,000 resid­ents to initi­ate an audit w/o accuracy standards or judicial review 

    *random audit­ing system with no pre-writ­ten, compre­hens­ive stand­ards for conduct­ing the audits

    *audit of a general elec­tion to be performed by a non-govern­ment entity w/o standards for audit

    New Prosec­utorial Author­ity Related to Elec­tions:

    *expand law enforce­ment’s power over elec­tion-related matters

    *racially discrim­in­at­ory prosec­u­tions of voters and people provid­ing ballot assist­ance

    *enforce elec­tion law through invest­ig­a­tions and by pursu­ing civil and crim­inal penal­ties

    *allow any person to submit an anonym­ous complaint to the Elec­tion Integ­rity Unit

    *prosecute anyone giving assist­ance with return­ing an absentee ballot on a voter’s behalf

    *invest­ig­ate and prosec­ute alleg­a­tions of voting fraud

    New Crim­inal or Civil Penal­ties on Elec­tion Offi­cials:

    *criminal or civil actions for minor mistakes

    *felon­ies for unin­ten­ded admin­is­trat­ive mistakes

    *sue local elec­tion offi­cials 

    *probable cause will remove that offi­cial from office, invest­ig­ate the insti­tu­tion, or prosec­ute such instances of fraud

    *An inspector general could use this power to initi­ate proceed­ings against elec­tion offi­cials in bad faith

    *felony who fail to perform required voter list main­ten­ance

    Bills That Politi­cize the Elec­tions Process in Poten­tially Subvers­ive Ways:

    *remove profes­sional elec­tion offi­cials and replace them with more partisan actors

    *sue an elec­tion offi­cial and have them removed from office

    *removal proceed­ings for local elec­tion offi­cials whom they deem to be “demon­strat­ing less than satis­fact­ory perform­ance” for two years

    *trans­fer author­ity over specific aspects of elec­tion admin­is­tra­tion to differ­ent actors

    *appoint their own field person­nel to review elec­tronic voting systems on Elec­tion Day

    *current governor to lock in control of the State Board of Elec­tions and commis­sioner of elec­tions for several years past the end of his term

    *Elec­tion over­sight commis­sions and agen­cies

    *power to insti­tute audits with weak proced­ural safe­guards and “risk assess­ments” of local elec­tion offi­cial offices

    *accur­acy of the elec­tion process, and uniform­ity of the elec­tions process 

    *subcom­mit­tee to review the results of county elec­tion offi­cials’ forensic audits of 2020 election




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