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Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 3:25 pm
by _JNavs_
I don't know if this would go here but, earlier today Arnold Schwarzenegger got drop kicked at a South African Arnold event.

Good ol Conan the Barbarian, the T-800, the Commando himself was like a brick wall when that punk pulled his stunt. Arnold came out A-okay and thought a fan had pushed him, he later continued the event and told his fans online to turn their focus towards the talent at the Arnold Comp instead of the person trying to gain fame.


Class Act and a Legend all around.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:03 pm
by MikeSTZillak
_JNavs_ wrote:I don't know if this would go here but, earlier today Arnold Schwarzenegger got drop kicked at a South African Arnold event.

Good ol Conan the Barbarian, the T-800, the Commando himself was like a brick wall when that punk pulled his stunt. Arnold came out A-okay and thought a fan had pushed him, he later continued the event and told his fans online to turn their focus towards the talent at the Arnold Comp instead of the person trying to gain fame.


Class Act and a Legend all around.

I love how he didn't even know he was kickboxed in the back until he saw the video! :lol:

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:59 pm
by KManX89
Donnie Dumb Dumb strikes again: will raise taxes 25% on game consoles with new tariffs.

These "taxation is theft!!!111!" GOPers have no leg to walk on now, LOL. :lol: Enjoy paying $600 for PS5/Xbox Scarlett.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:43 pm
by Spirit Ghidorah 2010
KManX89 wrote:Donnie Dumb Dumb strikes again: will raise taxes 25% on game consoles with new tariffs.

These "taxation is theft!!!111!" GOPers have no leg to walk on now, LOL. :lol: Enjoy paying $600 for PS5/Xbox Scarlett.

Can't wait to see the mental gymnastics the GamerGate community will pull trying to defend him over this.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:24 am
by KManX89
Spirit Ghidorah 2010 wrote:
KManX89 wrote:Donnie Dumb Dumb strikes again: will raise taxes 25% on game consoles with new tariffs.

These "taxation is theft!!!111!" GOPers have no leg to walk on now, LOL. :lol: Enjoy paying $600 for PS5/Xbox Scarlett.

Can't wait to see the mental gymnastics the GamerGate community will pull trying to defend him over this.


IKR? Watch them suddenly be ALL FOR raising taxes, it's gonna be hilarious to see.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:22 am
by Darth Kiryu
Bombs destroy apartment buildings in the new and exciting Sweden...

For anyone doubting, it was reported widely by all of Sweden's largest news outlets as well.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:24 pm
by Spirit Ghidorah 2010
Trump Administration Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign.

So she's quitting her job of not holding White House press briefings...to spend more time not holding White House press briefings? Huh, I guess stick to what you know. Good riddance.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:13 am
by LSD Jellyfish
I know that tensions between Iran and the United States have always been difficult at best; and as an American I find much of Iranian rhetoric disagreeable. As an anti-nuke guy, I do take nuclear agreements seriously, and find Trumps withdrawal, the the bullshit non commitment that the Iranian government have followed to be absolute bullshit.

However, I am currently completely outraged and beside myself at the prospect of another middle eastern war and pointless war. Especially when both sides are clearly being erroneous assholes. I firmly believe that honest people don’t want war, and it’s sickening to see this level of garbage.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:22 am
by Rhedosaurus
LSD Jellyfish wrote:I know that tensions between Iran and the United States have always been difficult at best; and as an American I find much of Iranian rhetoric disagreeable. As an anti-nuke guy, I do take nuclear agreements seriously, and find Trumps withdrawal, the the bullshit non commitment that the Iranian government have followed to be absolute bullshit.


Iran would have violated the agreement anyway. Remember Clinton and North Korea?

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:33 am
by Greyshot151
Rhedosaurus wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:I know that tensions between Iran and the United States have always been difficult at best; and as an American I find much of Iranian rhetoric disagreeable. As an anti-nuke guy, I do take nuclear agreements seriously, and find Trumps withdrawal, the the bullshit non commitment that the Iranian government have followed to be absolute bullshit.


Iran would have violated the agreement anyway. Remember Clinton and North Korea?


Possibly, but going to war on a maybe, when European powers where saying Iran was FULLY complying is kind of insane. Also, I completely agree we don't need to go on another pointless war, but unlike many may believe, Iran wouldn't fall super easily. Based on their history, size, and other factors, a war with them would be FAR more costly in human lives than Iraq or Afghanistan.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:59 am
by G2000
According to reports (and now confirmed by the man himself) President Trump had okayed limited strikes on IRGC radar and SAM sites but called it off at literally the last second

Greyshot151 wrote:Possibly, but going to war on a maybe, when European powers where saying Iran was FULLY complying is kind of insane. Also, I completely agree we don't need to go on another pointless war, but unlike many may believe, Iran wouldn't fall super easily. Based on their history, size, and other factors, a war with them would be FAR more costly in human lives than Iraq or Afghanistan.

In terms of casualties it would be more akin to Vietnam

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:32 am
by Rhedosaurus
Greyshot151 wrote:
Rhedosaurus wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:I know that tensions between Iran and the United States have always been difficult at best; and as an American I find much of Iranian rhetoric disagreeable. As an anti-nuke guy, I do take nuclear agreements seriously, and find Trumps withdrawal, the the bullshit non commitment that the Iranian government have followed to be absolute bullshit.


Iran would have violated the agreement anyway. Remember Clinton and North Korea?


Possibly, but going to war on a maybe, when European powers where saying Iran was FULLY complying is kind of insane. Also, I completely agree we don't need to go on another pointless war, but unlike many may believe, Iran wouldn't fall super easily. Based on their history, size, and other factors, a war with them would be FAR more costly in human lives than Iraq or Afghanistan.



Except that this wouldn't be the only reason. Iran is largely responsible for what's going in Yemen, helped the insurgency in Iraq before ISIS came around, has been and still is funding Hezbollah in Lebanon, and attacking all those oil tankers. We have more then enough reasons to declare war on them when they already have provoke multiple actions that would be considered a declaration of war.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:31 am
by Zarm
I think the notion of pulling out of the treaty was- as I heard the criticisms at the time of its creation- that it was a bad treaty. Sure, Iran was complying... because it lifted a ton of the sanctions against them, while imposing conditions that would slightly slow but in no way halt their nuclear progress. If they're patient, they'll still get everything they would've had with no treaty, and in the meantime, they also get a lifting of the economic sanctions designed to low them down in other ways and prevent them from engaging in some of the other aforementioned nefarious activities they're funding. In short; a chump's deal for us- one that gives away too much and gets too little in return, and didn't really solve the problem of a nuclear Iran, just barely delays it while freeing up their capital to do plenty of other evil elsewhere.

Again, that was my understanding; I'm no politician and haven't investigated the details for myself.

If that is indeed the case, then yes, pulling out of it and re-imposing sanctions that could be more effective would be a good idea- but only in preparation for a different, more successful solution. That's what we need; if the treaty was indeed a bad idea, then we need a better one to replace it. A solution other than an ineffective deal or a war that can accomplish the goals that either would seek to. Something that would be a solution.

I just don't know that anybody has that idea yet; and barring that, war may be seen as the only solution to permanently derail a nuclear Iran in a way that the treaty didn't.

My hope and prayer will be that someone can come up with that third option, and fast.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:12 am
by Rhedosaurus
Zarm wrote:I think the notion of pulling out of the treaty was- as I heard the criticisms at the time of its creation- that it was a bad treaty. Sure, Iran was complying... because it lifted a ton of the sanctions against them, while imposing conditions that would slightly slow but in no way halt their nuclear progress. If they're patient, they'll still get everything they would've had with no treaty, and in the meantime, they also get a lifting of the economic sanctions designed to low them down in other ways and prevent them from engaging in some of the other aforementioned nefarious activities they're funding. In short; a chump's deal for us- one that gives away too much and gets too little in return, and didn't really solve the problem of a nuclear Iran, just barely delays it while freeing up their capital to do plenty of other evil elsewhere.

Again, that was my understanding; I'm no politician and haven't investigated the details for myself.

If that is indeed the case, then yes, pulling out of it and re-imposing sanctions that could be more effective would be a good idea- but only in preparation for a different, more successful solution. That's what we need; if the treaty was indeed a bad idea, then we need a better one to replace it. A solution other than an ineffective deal or a war that can accomplish the goals that either would seek to. Something that would be a solution.

I just don't know that anybody has that idea yet; and barring that, war may be seen as the only solution to permanently derail a nuclear Iran in a way that the treaty didn't.

My hope and prayer will be that someone can come up with that third option, and fast.



Yes, that was basically it with the treaty. As for war, like it or not, but given all of Iran's actions starting with helping the insurgency in Iraq up to now via attacking the oil tankers and shooting down the one drone, war may be inevitable. The only question is, will Iran do something really reckless enough for us to declare it or do have to use a pre-emptive strike like Israel did against it's foes in the Six Day War back in 1967.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:59 am
by KManX89
Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft all issue joint statement AGAINST Trump's China tariffs that will cause console and other electronics prices to skyrocket.

If ever there was a time and place for all 3 major platform holders to set aside their differences and join forces (besides crossplay), Donnie Dumb Dumb's terrible tariffs that'll hurt their and other's business would seem to be that.

Unless you're okay with paying $600 for next-gen consoles, which Trump supporters apparently are. Yes, there actually ARE Trumpanzees defending this poop on other forums, never thought I'd see the day where conservatives would be all FOR raising taxes. :lol:

I seriously hope this comes back to bite Donnie Dumb Dumb in the ass and kills his reelection bid. Like I needed any more reason to hate Trump.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:50 pm
by Kaiju-King42
Spirit Ghidorah 2010 wrote:
KManX89 wrote:Donnie Dumb Dumb strikes again: will raise taxes 25% on game consoles with new tariffs.

These "taxation is theft!!!111!" GOPers have no leg to walk on now, LOL. :lol: Enjoy paying $600 for PS5/Xbox Scarlett.

Can't wait to see the mental gymnastics the GamerGate community will pull trying to defend him over this.


Hey I'm all for it. They more the video game industry is hurting, the better.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:57 pm
by Gigantis
Kaiju-King42 wrote:
Spirit Ghidorah 2010 wrote:
KManX89 wrote:Donnie Dumb Dumb strikes again: will raise taxes 25% on game consoles with new tariffs.

These "taxation is theft!!!111!" GOPers have no leg to walk on now, LOL. :lol: Enjoy paying $600 for PS5/Xbox Scarlett.

Can't wait to see the mental gymnastics the GamerGate community will pull trying to defend him over this.


Hey I'm all for it. They more the video game industry is hurting, the better.


why? what's wrong with the gaming industry?

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:12 pm
by Kaiju-King42
tyrantgoji wrote:
Kaiju-King42 wrote:
Spirit Ghidorah 2010 wrote:Can't wait to see the mental gymnastics the GamerGate community will pull trying to defend him over this.


Hey I'm all for it. They more the video game industry is hurting, the better.


why? what's wrong with the gaming industry?


There is so much wrong with the industry that I'm honestly not sure how I could summarize it or where to even begin. I'll give a more in depth answer later tonight when I have the time, but for now let me just say that the video game industry, due in part to the quickly changing technology that has made it difficult for laws to keep up, has become an unregulated, seedy, and predatory mess.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:17 pm
by Giratina93
tyrantgoji wrote:
Kaiju-King42 wrote:
Spirit Ghidorah 2010 wrote:Can't wait to see the mental gymnastics the GamerGate community will pull trying to defend him over this.


Hey I'm all for it. They more the video game industry is hurting, the better.


why? what's wrong with the gaming industry?


What is wrong is greedy publishers taking advantage of the law being years behind the advancement of technology. Primarily when it comes to monetization in video games and the treatment of developers and employees while doing so. Thanks to Overwatch's popularity, AAA publishers have realized that microtransactions and loot boxes in video games are a very lucrative business model that rakes in a lot of money, so you have 60 dollar titles with free to play economies strapped on for more money. However, thanks to EA pissing off the star wars fandom, the backlash against lootboxes is so huge, a lot of publishers are backing off of them and dialing it down to "just" microtransactions that aren't pay to win. There' salso carving up already finished games as parts or DLC, and a million different pre-orders to confuse customers and gate off parts of the game.

But even worse than that is the working conditions that have taken over the western gaming industry. Publishers are more than happy to force game developers to spend hundred hour work weeks on crunch time to get a product out in less than a year constantly (Take two games and Activision especially are well known for this), and employees in Quality Assessment and Quality control are often only paid 13 dollars an our and in constant fear of being fired. This is why so many games are in such bad quality upon release. Being in game development right now is a nightmare that most people cannot speak out on, because then you get blasklisted from ever working in the industry ever again, and you're left unemployed in a sea of tens of thousands of other unemployed people struggling to get a job and support yourself and your family.

TLDR: It's not a pretty world for video games right now.And a lot of it is to make those investors really happy; When Nintendo announced they were delaying Animal Crossing to early next year for quality control instead of cracking the whip on crunch time, investors got upset and angry, and Nintendo's stock dropped a bit as a result.

Re: Official News topic

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:36 pm
by Gigantis
Giratina93 wrote:
tyrantgoji wrote:
Kaiju-King42 wrote:
Hey I'm all for it. They more the video game industry is hurting, the better.


why? what's wrong with the gaming industry?


What is wrong is greedy publishers taking advantage of the law being years behind the advancement of technology. Primarily when it comes to monetization in video games and the treatment of developers and employees while doing so. Thanks to Overwatch's popularity, AAA publishers have realized that microtransactions and loot boxes in video games are a very lucrative business model that rakes in a lot of money, so you have 60 dollar titles with free to play economies strapped on for more money. However, thanks to EA pissing off the star wars fandom, the backlash against lootboxes is so huge, a lot of publishers are backing off of them and dialing it down to "just" microtransactions that aren't pay to win. There' salso carving up already finished games as parts or DLC, and a million different pre-orders to confuse customers and gate off parts of the game.

But even worse than that is the working conditions that have taken over the western gaming industry. Publishers are more than happy to force game developers to spend hundred hour work weeks on crunch time to get a product out in less than a year constantly (Take two games and Activision especially are well known for this), and employees in Quality Assessment and Quality control are often only paid 13 dollars an our and in constant fear of being fired. This is why so many games are in such bad quality upon release. Being in game development right now is a nightmare that most people cannot speak out on, because then you get blasklisted from ever working in the industry ever again, and you're left unemployed in a sea of tens of thousands of other unemployed people struggling to get a job and support yourself and your family.

TLDR: It's not a pretty world for video games right now.And a lot of it is to make those investors really happy; When Nintendo announced they were delaying Animal Crossing to early next year for quality control instead of cracking the whip on crunch time, investors got upset and angry, and Nintendo's stock dropped a bit as a result.


wow.. Never realized it sucked so hard for gaming developers before. I could never bear being forced to work in such a cramped time space :(