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She's the least worst option, the controversies section on her wiki page is that she defends IRA members which will be standard for the course with any member of SF.
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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Last post by Faust on Today at 09:14:32 pm »
Well worth it, even if it turns the gpu into a hot air soldering gun. Favourite game of the last few years.
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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Last post by Cain on Today at 08:42:53 pm »
I think I picked up Witcher 3 for like, 5 on Steam a while back.  Should actually give it a try, since my GPU can now probably handle it.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UK General Election 8th June: Shake it all about?
« Last post by Cain on Today at 08:41:20 pm »
Interesting, thanks.  I have to admit, I skimmed the Wikipedia article on Mary Lou McDonald and it didn't inspire a great deal of confidence...but of course, it could always be much, much worse.
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Every time I try to take my life I just get resurrected by some random amazonian tribe. It's kind of annoying to shake off a whole tribe of people thinking of me as their personal messiah, finding my way back to civilization through the worlds largest jungle, and building a new identity out of nothing because I'm officially passed on despite my numerous complaints to the state officials. Also, dying fucking hurts, so I'll pass this one.

But if I were to do it, I'd put great effort into making my flat waterproof and then simply leave the tap on.

Payne does the exact same thing with Chavs in Scottland.
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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Last post by tyrannosaurus vex on Today at 04:49:53 pm »
Ok, done with all the Cycle of Arawn and Cycle of Galand books. The last one drove me all the way up the wall and back down again 6 times. Robertson insists on spending 3 chapters in a row saying "the party is having a hard time advancing to the next level of skill". To his credit, he manages to do so without repeating the same words in the same order too often, but it's still annoying. Also, he has a tendency to traipse off on rabbit trails in the middle of battle sequences to reiterate recent events or explore the inner philosophical meandering of characters who are about to be sliced into bits by magic or swords. I get the feeling he does it on purpose to force the reader into a sense of impatience and suspense, but that feels like cheating.

ETA: There are parts where it's clearly evident what the protagonists need to do in order to solve some puzzle or problem in order to advance the story, but a third of the book is spent waiting for them to figure it out. That seems to happen more frequently the farther in the series you go, and it's intensely frustrating. Hopefully, Robertson fixes this bug in his program.

Anyway, next is Oathbringer, which looks like it's about 900 pages long so maybe it'll wash enough of the taste of this one out of my brain to let me read the next one when it arrives next spring.
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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Last post by Eater of Clowns on Today at 01:22:40 pm »
It's just odd that this is the tipping point for gamer outrage, like hey it's okay to throw us over a barrel with loot boxes, half finished games, rushed AAA titles, main game content withheld as DLC, dishonest gameplay trailers and promises - but don't withhold Darth Vader.

If it were a legitimate push to be smarter consumers I'd be all for it. By all means let's stop pre-ordering everything and quit buying games just because that's what everybody else is playing. But the demand here seems to be to have our hype based game grabs fulfilled without condition.

This is why I only play single player games that are 2-5 years old and I buy on sale. Witcher 3 is going great, everyone, really loving the Blood and Wine expansion.
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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Last post by Freeky on Today at 12:53:19 pm »
Shit LMNO, sorry to hear it.  :sad:
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Every time I try to take my life I just get resurrected by some random amazonian tribe. It's kind of annoying to shake off a whole tribe of people thinking of me as their personal messiah, finding my way back to civilization through the worlds largest jungle, and building a new identity out of nothing because I'm officially passed on despite my numerous complaints to the state officials. Also, dying fucking hurts, so I'll pass this one.

But if I were to do it, I'd put great effort into making my flat waterproof and then simply leave the tap on.
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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Last post by Cain on Today at 02:54:35 am »
Yeah, I would agree too.  Most games which have that functionality should be 18+ anyway...though I could definitely see EA/Disney pitching a fit, since they want to get a younger demographic with Battlefront.  So there's no actual downside, per se.
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