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by Texas_Ben
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Pay, No Spray
Replies: 190
Views: 15396

Re: No Pay, No Spray

SummerGlauFan wrote:In fact, it is very possible that had some of them tried to fight the fire, they could have been fired

Wasn't it a volunteer fire department? Just sayin', firing someone you aren't paying isn't that big a threat.
by Texas_Ben
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Honour Killings
Replies: 38
Views: 3984

Re: Honour Killings

Fuck that.
by Texas_Ben
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man arrested for firing warning shots at gang
Replies: 36
Views: 5186

Re: Man arrested for firing warning shots at gang

article wrote:Grier is black

Found the problem.
by Texas_Ben
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian claims we are morally obligated to believe in God.
Replies: 72
Views: 9707

Re: Christian claims we are morally obligated to believe in

ITT: Basic theology. Why is this news?
by Texas_Ben
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Discovery Channel held hostage by human-hating animal lover
Replies: 75
Views: 8335

Re: Discovery Channel held hostage by human-hating animal lo

Dream wrote:Looks like the man died of his gunshot wound.

He really should have thought of that before taking hostages.
by Texas_Ben
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [Trigger]Why Sex Offender Registries are a Bad Thing
Replies: 118
Views: 12325

Re: [Trigger]Why Sex Offender Registries are a Bad Thing

TaintedDeity wrote:Is everybody who finds out that a sex offender lives near them going to care what the offense was or will they immediately jump to the worst conclusion and stigmatise that person?

Protip: It's the second one
by Texas_Ben
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rwandan rebels (FDLR) gang-raped 150 women one weekend
Replies: 136
Views: 11358

Re: Rwandan rebels (FDLR) gang-raped 150 women one weekend

Gorillamb wrote:Cowboys and superheroes

Wat
by Texas_Ben
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grönd zero musque ox
Replies: 396
Views: 44150

Re: Ground zero "mosque"

That would have been a good point if that had been how it went. But the Jewish groups that protested against this monastery didn't have a problem with any group being there. They had a problem with that particular group being there. And the nuns where there for 6 years before they moved, so, yeah, ...
by Texas_Ben
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grönd zero musque ox
Replies: 396
Views: 44150

Re: Ground zero "mosque"

Diadem wrote:So how do you guys feel about building a christian monestary right next to Auschwitz?

Except... that that has nothing to do with the discussion at hand since the holocaust was not a christian undertaking in any sense of the word?
by Texas_Ben
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIAA wants law to require FM radio in cell phones
Replies: 19
Views: 3086

Re: RIAA wants law to require FM radio in cell phones

Reading this I suspect there's some obscure law about radios/broadcasting. Something along the lines of making it so the phone manufactureres, distributors, or carriers would have to pay a licensing fee to the RIAA. I have no facts to back up this idea, but it seems to be the exact way the RIAA et ...
by Texas_Ben
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Human brain to be reverse engineered by 2030
Replies: 121
Views: 9857

Re: Human brain to be reverse engineered by 2030

Singulartity <3 It'll not be here for awhile, possibly even within 20 years, but once it is, the cat's outta the bag. Being the function, would you even notice a singularity happen? http://picturesforsadchildren.com/index.php?comicID=102 (sorry) Man, pictures for sad children is usually a good comi...
by Texas_Ben
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School Rape Victim Used as Bait, Raped a Second Time
Replies: 62
Views: 7841

Re: High School Rape Victim Used as Bait, Raped a Second Tim

5.) Yes, doubting the girl's allegations was very inconsiderate. That's being a real jerk. But, "innocent until proven guilty." It's difficult to maintain a balance between the fundamentals of our justice system and not doubting rape victims. "Innocent until proven guilty" appli...
by Texas_Ben
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Help Defend Video Games In The Supreme Court!
Replies: 43
Views: 6560

Re: Help Defend Video Games In The Supreme Court!

It should be given the same status as cinema. I'm curious how you view enforcing the regulation the same as 'taking away the industry self-regulation'? You realize I'm not agreeing with a state ban on M rated games, right? I'm not actually even that convinced that this needs to be a state matter, b...
by Texas_Ben
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Help Defend Video Games In The Supreme Court!
Replies: 43
Views: 6560

Re: Help Defend Video Games In The Supreme Court!

If a parents biggest beef with videogames is their violent content, then applying a rating system to games is a means for parents to control which videogames their children are exposed to. That means censorship of videogames won't occur, because children won't be getting violent games, adults will....
by Texas_Ben
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gratuitous Space Battles
Replies: 25
Views: 5609

Re: Gratuitous Space Battles

Does anyone have any tips? Start simple. Spam cruisers with megaton missiles or whatever. That should get you through the first couple of stages. As they stop being able to cut it alone, you should naturally evolve strategies (Getting swamped by fighters? Frigates with rocket launchers, etc). Also ...
by Texas_Ben
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

When you cloak banshees, their unit portrait lowers their visor.
When you switch vikings to assault mode, they raise their visors in the unit portrait.
This is neat.
by Texas_Ben
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School Rape Victim Used as Bait, Raped a Second Time
Replies: 62
Views: 7841

Re: High School Rape Victim Used as Bait, Raped a Second Tim

This wan't an attempt to find a rapist on the school campus, it was an attempt to bring old-fashioned* morality to his school by finding a bunch of juvenile miscreants with proof of their roman orgy, and then sending them home with a note for their parents.. He also said that the plans wouldn't hav...
by Texas_Ben
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gratuitous Space Battles
Replies: 25
Views: 5609

Re: Gratuitous Space Battles

wow wait multiplayer? It has multiplayer? This is news to me. I need this game. Now.
by Texas_Ben
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: High School Rape Victim Used as Bait, Raped a Second Time
Replies: 62
Views: 7841

Re: High School Rape Victim Used as Bait, Raped a Second Tim

Know what one of the most horrible things is? This text: "im soo sry i didn't mean 2 make u cry. i'm cant believe i just raped u well bout time u read dis i mite b dead." sry i raep u lololol. That aside, this Dr. Ghilani character is terrible, and I hope that they press criminal as well a...
by Texas_Ben
Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Has this been done before?
Replies: 17
Views: 2789

Re: Has this been done before?

Which is why I didn't understand the but if you go in looking for a horror game you'll be disappointed. bit. I missed the "fps" that was supposed to be betweem the "horror" and "game". I still enjoyed it immensely after I stopped trying to kill every zombie dog I saw.
by Texas_Ben
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Has this been done before?
Replies: 17
Views: 2789

Re: Has this been done before?

All I'm saying is that I had been under the impression that it was a horror FPS rather than a horror adventure game. I'm just giving him the heads up.
by Texas_Ben
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Has this been done before?
Replies: 17
Views: 2789

Re: Has this been done before?

Oooh, cool. I'm adding Penumbra to the List of Games I Should Play Eventually. It's actually fairly dissapointing. It's more of an adventure game with pretty obnoxious stealth sections. Your mileage may vary, of course, and you'll probably get more out of it if you go into it expecting an adventure...
by Texas_Ben
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

On brutal, is it just improved AI, or do they actually buff enemy units? I know enemies in casual have 1/2 health.
by Texas_Ben
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Metro 2033
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Metro 2033

I had never played or heard of this game, but I looked it up, and it seems like a lot of fun. About how much time do you get out of it?
by Texas_Ben
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

I won all but one of my qualifications, and they dumped me in gold. I've played about matches since then, and have lost every single one. Now I'm kind of losing any kind of desire to play the game. Losing is fun, but when it's a foregone conclusion, not so much.
by Texas_Ben
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

I'm kinda disappointed with the single player campaign story. The end did not feel very epic at all. In Starcraft 1, you beat the Overmind in a gargantuan battle with a supply cap of 400. That was epic. Yeah, but at the end of the Terran campaign, you skipped out and escaped. Remember, this was onl...
by Texas_Ben
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

BlackSails wrote:Marines are terrible against armored (actual armored not subtype armored targets). For example, they do 1 whole damage to ultralisks, while marauders do 15.

Speaking of which, how do I know which units are "light" "armored", etc.
by Texas_Ben
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

What are some actual legitimate good strategies for Terran? I wanted to beat the campaign before I did multiplayer, so I'm just doing my placements now. I don't want to pick up bad habits though. My first placement I won because the other player dropped before our units even made contact, and my sec...
by Texas_Ben
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

WaterToFire wrote:That is so obnoxious. Listen, Blizzard-Activision: I hate you.

They can't hear you over the sound of ALL THAT MONEY
by Texas_Ben
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

I totally got my ass handed to me on The Great Train Robbery on brutal the first time I tried it. Thought it would be easy 'cause it's very easy on hard. But brutal there's less time in between trains, they move faster, there's two marauder kill squads, and they are huge. I had a huge army but when...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Remember, the Protoss you use in those side missions are all Dark Templar, and they were always kinda into the "power of the void" bullshit. The few times that you run into Orthodox Protoss they're just as cool as they ever were, although i dunno if "professional" is really the ...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Remember, the Protoss you use in those side missions are all Dark Templar, and they were always kinda into the "power of the void" bullshit. The few times that you run into Orthodox Protoss they're just as cool as they ever were, although i dunno if "professional" is really the ...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Alright, I love the game. The gameplay is perfect, and the slightly cartoonified graphics don't really bother me (pre-release I was having rage). But the story. Specifically, the protoss side missions. Dear god. They need to remember that StarCraft is sci-fi, not fantasy. I do not approve of Obi-wan...
by Texas_Ben
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Am I the only one getting annoyed with the campaign? It's really great that they're throwing in some variety, but there is a sore lack of missions without time constraints. On thing that annoys me, especially in RTS games, is time constraints. I like having the perma-cloaked ghost upgrade, and takin...
by Texas_Ben
Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

...I'm really really liking the campaign units. Couple questions though. 1. I know you can replay missions, but do you get money/research for doing so? 2. If I complete the campaign, can I still go back and play missions I've done? 3. Can I go back and do the other side of a mission where you have t...
by Texas_Ben
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alien Swarm
Replies: 149
Views: 13626

Re: Alien Swarm

By the way, does anyone else experience a frequent shortage of Medigun ammo? It seems one can't get through any level on insane without having run out just in time to be swamped by parasites. I exaggerate, of course, but it is fairly low on ammo. Maybe there should be a minigun-type policy in place...
by Texas_Ben
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

psion wrote: New units are mostly old units: Firebat, Wraith, Vulture, Goliath, etc


sex

*edit*
Got to play early. Bunker loaded with 6 marines, the range bonus, and autoturrets rip infested terrans on the infested terran level to shreds.
by Texas_Ben
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 941395

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Apart from all that, I think it's awesome that there's several crazy units and upgrades that you won't ever see in multiplayer (for balance reasons). It really spices up the singleplayer experience when you're doing something different from the multiplayer. Elaborate on that please. I won't be able...
by Texas_Ben
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alien Swarm
Replies: 149
Views: 13626

Re: Alien Swarm

I don't scream "GO GO GO GO" and sprint ahead, but sometimes my team will insist on sitting in front of an infinite spawn for a long time killing bugs and losing health. That is not okay.
by Texas_Ben
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alien Swarm
Replies: 149
Views: 13626

Re: Alien Swarm

uncivlengr wrote:Also, Smart Bombs are by far the coolest thing in the game... lights everything up like a fireworks display.

I agree with this sentiment. It's basically a one-use "get out of deep shit free" card.

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