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  1. GTA 5 I hate not being able to always keep my customized vehicle. Seems like the only time I can enjoy my favorite cars is to go on a joyride. Can't use it to go on any missions.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. This is the F-22 Raptor in Ace Combat 7. That's the jet my grandpa flew. It was one of the fastest flying jets with stealth capability. The jets are now retired in Panama City Florida.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. I would love to be still playing games in old age. Can't imagine all the cool games and technology that comes out the next decades.
  10. I hear Antartica is very cold. I don't even know who's flag is on it anymore.
  11. 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. 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. I would save the middle aged man so he can save the elderly, who can save the child. That's if I was strong enough to pull all 3 back up.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-february-2022 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
  18. Does the mind alter when you have more hands? Would games make good use of 3 hands? How? Would the controls be like a jet's cockpit? Would there be 100 more abilities in games? We still only have two eyes, so it's not like we would kill more enemies in different directions we didn't see.
  19. You pretty much nailed it. And it's also often times where people on the winning side get so excited that they riot in the streets and vandalize things and fight. That adrenaline and excitement from winning becomes blood lust. Like a pack of dogs when one starts yapping and next thing you know they all turn into a frenzy and attack. Then you get those on the losing side who takes so much offense from the game that they resort to the lowest and dirtiest of all bad things in the world and they are the worst victims on the planet with the whole world conspiring against them. Now put the two groups together. What can go wrong? In American football, the Super Bowl hardly ever takes place in the city of either team. Things would easily be worse if it did.
  20. I don't like those one liners that goes by so fast and is a very important concept in the game. Only times I catch it is when games have replay mission option. A lot of games that have really short or hardly any cinematics are usually like that for me. I'm still in lala land when the 3 second clip comes up. I'm finishing my last thought while they just foreshadowed the game. I can't be too specific as to every game that does that, but as mentioned it's every game that has really short cinematics. Especially those games where you just get to a new area you want to explore and you got to follow someone and listen to them blabber while instructional words are popping up on screen. I can't do that.
  21. I read in the Ubisoft blog they are looking into the problems from this latest event. Still not fixed though and event is over. I can't even fast travel anymore which means I can't access other maps in the game. That's a game breaker. And it's like that for two of my saves which means I have an older save that works fine, but it's like starting all over. Screw that.
  22. Actually, the octopus is an intelligent being. If they were given the chance of unfettered reproduction and safely free roam for hundreds of thousands of years, I have no doubt they would evolve into a species more intelligent than humans. I would say the chest and have center mobility, but that would be up to you. If it had center mobility then it would probably have two thumbs.
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