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  • The truth about GodMode, the "World's First Brain Booster for Gamers"

  • LiamK 16/12/2017

    @m0thr4 @Dave84 likewise the NHS sometimes offers homeopathic treatments, despite everyone agreeing that that's ridiculous. But when Jeremy Hunt has said in the past that homeopathy works, what are you gonna do? Reply 0
  • LiamK 15/12/2017

    @Ddanno Brain Force Plus. According to that guy who lives in his mum's basement, is provides a "sustained burst of energy". "Sustained burst" would probably violate either the laws of physics or the laws of language, so that's really impressive. Reply +4
  • LiamK 15/12/2017

    @el_pollo_diablo I was literally about to post the exact same thing. I've spent a week arguing with anti-vaxxers on Twitter, and all of them belive that "BigPharma" was corrupted all doctors and is out for your money whilst the supplement industry is amazing and super and just cares about your health above all. Reply +6
  • Comparing the stunning space vistas of Elite: Dangerous, No Man's Sky and Space Engine to NASA images

  • LiamK 27/09/2017

    @DaltonBay "current dogma of the cult of Darwin"

    You can think that life is too complex to have come about by evolution, but that doesn't mean anything. It's like a person standing next to a plane saying "I think thats too heavy to fly". The plane is still gonna take off.

    One person's "perfection in my own body" is another's "I leave dead bits of myself everywhere. I have backup organs for cleaning my blood, but not for pumping it in the first place. Feet are hideous. And what the hell is this appendix thing for?" Evolution answers most of those. If it's intelligent design, then someone was drunk at the drafting board.
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  • Destiny 2 dev Bungie: we didn't know hate groups appropriated kek meme

  • LiamK 15/09/2017

    @Spino86 no, people are negging you because the London Tube attack hasn't got anything to do with Destiny armour pieces, and mentioning it is a weird combination of virtue signalling (ironically the thing the right is always accusing the left of) and whataboutery that brings nothing to the conversation. Reply +1
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole's difficulty slider changes the colour of your skin

  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf You arguments are based on a lot of "coulds".:

    "A white person could have a Muslim sounding name."
    "A black boss could be racist against white employees".

    Like the "A rich black guy would have an easier life than a poor white guy", you're picking extreme examples to try and make a general point. Islam isn't a race, but most of the negative attitudes towards it have huge parallels to general xenophobic traits. As Australia's first Muslim MP said:

    "Because (attacks on Muslims) have the same motivations as racism and the same impacts of racism. So you can define racism as only being about a certain category or in terms of its mobilisers and its impacts. If you look at its mobilisers then you would consider hate speech against Muslims, racism.
    It's also harder to do a similar study with "black" names, as there's less of a difference in the UK between black/white names. There is a US study, though:

    http://www.nber.org/digest/sep03/w9873.html

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  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf Fine. Is the Evening Standard better?

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/candidates-with-muslimsounding-names-three-times-more-likely-to-be-passed-over-for-jobs-a3459141.html

    Perhaps if you tell me exactly what sources you'd accept and what funding models they should apply, then this might be easier. As it is, I'm pretty sure that no matter what evidence you were presented with it wouldn't be enough. If you want to continue to believe that, all other things being equal, that white people don't have an easier time in the US and UK than others, then fine.
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  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf
    "racism can exist without it affecting people's outcomes in life. If the horrible bloke in the corner of the pub hates black people how does it make that black person's life harder? "
    If I was black, I'd be less than thrilled going to a pub with a bloke being racist in the corner. There's a fair chance he's in there with friends. If these people are friends with the racist, does that mean they're also more likely to be racist. Let's not chance it and just go somewhere else, eh?

    Making minorities feel uncomfortable in public spaces is very much an example of how white (and male) privilege affects people.
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  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf You seem to be deliberately ignoring the "all things being equal" part. The US has had one black president. They've had no female presidents. Neither of those figures match the general population metrics. Either there is privilege in being white (and male), or something else is going on.

    If you want to read up on it, there's
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwiH-O-K4JPWAhVJKMAKHRrlA_oQFghJMAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deanza.edu%2Ffaculty%2Flewisjulie%2FWhite%2520Priviledge%2520Unpacking%2520the%2520Invisible%2520Knapsack.pdf&usg=AFQjCNH63HhIeidRbt7FIoClRCkTz3S0Jw

    and

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gina-crosleycorcoran/explaining-white-privilege-to-a-broke-white-person_b_5269255.html

    As it is, I literally don't understand how you can believe in racism but not think that white privilege exists. I have friends of Indian and Chinese ethnicity. They earn more money than me. But for some reason, they are the ones who keep being "randomly" stopped at airports. Weird, eh?
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  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf Unless you think that racism doesn't exist, I don't see how you can say "It's impossible to say if the colour of your skin makes life harder." Reply +10
  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @cowell Which side are you labelling as "the other side"? This is a commentary on racism that matches with how the show has treated it. I can't see how they've swapped sides. Reply +5
  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf Are you really trying to say that it's impossible to prove that racism exists? Reply +12
  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @Sunjammer
    How in the holy hell does this localise?
    In the 90s and earlier, localisation efforts often moved the original location to the dubbed countries location. That's no longer true. 90s dubbed Sailor Moon was set in the US and everyone was given American names, 2010s dubbed Sailor Moon is set in Japan and everyone keeps their origina names.

    I'm assuming that even in international versions, you're still playing an American kid living in a small town in Colorado. In that case, you keep the skin colour options the same because you're talking about how racism is perceived in America. (Not that there aren't plenty of countries where the majority aren't white but the ideal standards of beauty are still towards lighter skin, but that's another discussion.)
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  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf

    "The thing is, they may be using this as a way of saying 'This white privilege shit is bullshit' but in today's climate, as demonstrated by some comments here, people are taking this as them confirming that 'White privilege' is a thing."

    I am 100% certain that they are saying that white privilege is a thing. The show has said as much itself on several occasions. So did the movie. For you to read it otherwise requires a breathtaking ability to ignore precedence and tone.
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  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @muttley84
    "Maybe we should hold modern day Germans accountable for the actions of the Nazi party?"
    Yeah. It's not like the press ever make comments about the Krauts or the Argies, and there's never any sort of undercurrent of racism towards Germany that might lead to, I dunno, the UK shooting itself in the foot in order to appease Xenophobes.
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  • LiamK 07/09/2017

    @cowell I'm not sure why you think that this means that Parker and stone have "betrayed SJWs". I'd say this means that Parker and Stone agree with them. Unless you've somehow taken this to mean that you think that racism doesn't exist, which is certainly not a message the show has ever done. (Eg, Stan and Token's "I don't understand" conversation.) Reply +7
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2's space battles could do with a little George Lucas

  • LiamK 25/08/2017

    I'll agree with lots of the complaints about the prequels apart from the "direction" one. If you mean Direction as the ability to get your actors to, well, act, then you might have a point. If you mean it to refer to framing a shot, then a strongly disagree. There are some fantastic images in Eps 1-3, with wallpaper shots appearing almost constantly. And the action scenes are almost all excellent, with clear, exciting choreography (compare to any Michael Bay film where it's impossible to say what's going on half that time).

    Here's an interesting article about watching the prequels on mute and just enjoying the visuals:

    https://www.tor.com/2013/01/16/watching-the-star-wars-prequels-muted-an-experiment/
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  • Here's what the revamped and diverse new Xbox Avatars look like

  • LiamK 15/06/2017

    @carmagainagain I would say it is a shorter way of saying "contains material some may find offensive and/or disturbing."

    What level you think trigger warnings should apply varies from person to person. If an article might discuss, say, rape, it's fair to say that upfront so that someone who might have a negative reaction to rape won't be surprised half way through. With something like South Park however, I'd argue that it doesn't need a trigger warning as everyone knows what it is like going in.

    However, YMMV. Someone will no doubt pull out an example of someone being unbelievably precious, as if an extreme counter argument makes the whole thing pointless. Otherwise, it's just a matter of being considerate and polite.
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  • Elite Dangerous patch notes accidentally references horrific United Airlines incident

  • LiamK 12/04/2017

    @Machiavellian nope. You are 100% wrong. For starters, it wasn't private property... it was a business. If you're shopping in Sainsburys, security aren't allowed to order random people out of the shop without a reason.
    The passenger was in no way obligated to leave the flight. There are laws about preventing boarding in the event of overbooking, but nothing about removing a passenger who had already boarded and taken his seat. If you can find you can find the law that says that the Doctor had to get off the flight when ordered, please share it.
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  • Space Hulk: Deathwing review

  • LiamK 19/12/2016

    An awful lot of delegate snowflakes complaining about Trump/Farage jokes. Are you upset that your safe space has been invaded? Do you want a trigger-warning for "left-wing humour"? Reply +2
  • How Football Manager 2017 is making football fans panic about Brexit

  • LiamK 26/11/2016

    I'm not sure why a European Federation is a bad thing. A group of countries who have decides it's better to be on the same team as each other and work together sounds like a brilliant thing. But maybe it's the old Star Trek fan in me. Reply +3
  • LiamK 25/11/2016

    @smallblueslime "Yes, almost every economists prediction following Brexit has been proved utterly false."

    Which parts? The bribing of life companies like Nissan to stay here (which screws over all small to medium companies who don't have that clout)? The extra £122 billion in borrowing? The rising living costs? Toblerone looking ridiculous?

    There are two outcomes:

    1. Economy goes into the shitter. Remainers are blamed for talking the country down and not trying hard enough.
    2. Things go okay. Remainers are laughed at for being wrong. Like how computer scientists are laughed at for there not being a massive computer collapse at the millennium, ignoring the work put in to prevent that happening.

    Oh, and as you full well know, we haven't actually left yet.
    Reply +11
  • Smegging hell, Lego Dimensions has added a Red Dwarf area

  • LiamK 16/11/2016

    @jabberwocky the orchestral theme was the same melody. Just orchestrated different. You're talking about the Re-mastered versions of seasons 1-3 they did back in the late 90s which merged the s1-2 and s3-11 themes together. They haven't used the Re-mastered versions on TV for years. All Dave repeats are of the original versions, and the DVDs (except the limited edition Bodysnatcher collection) use the original versions too.

    (I do also love the orchestral version, BTW. This is just my music A-level kicking in and causing me to be overly pedantic. Both versions are "remixes" of "Fun, fun, fun". It's just one is orchestral and the other is a fast paced rock version with guitar solo.)
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  • LiamK 16/11/2016

    @jabberwocky the original opening was the same time (ie, still "fun, fun, fun"). It was just done in a 2001 Also Sprach Zarathustra style. The ending theme has been exactly the same since the first episode (and it has hidden lyrics! http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/red-dwarf/news/a811846/red-dwarf-theme-song-lyrics-no-one-knew-about/ ) Reply +5
  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced £349

  • LiamK 07/09/2016

    @JensWeissflog how often do people replace their TVs? For a few years it seemed it was quite often, as the standard lept up from 28" to, what, 42"? 50"? The move to HD also helped that. But my admittedly casual checking shows that lots are happy with their TVs and don't feel any pressing need to go any bigger. The 4K message doesn't seem to be getting through to people in the way the HD one did. Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky - How to fix your ship, what to do first and how to leave the first planet

  • LiamK 09/08/2016

    @tomphillipsEG It is a spoiler. I now know that there are planets in this game, and that you might want to leave one of them. Game ruined! Reply +4
  • Watch: The bad guys who had a point, now we think about it

  • LiamK 24/07/2016

    @higganos I think the problem is that someone has made that comment each week for the past 3 years. Half the time they're joking, and half they're serious. You can't tell Reply +6
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole lets you play as a girl

  • LiamK 21/06/2016

    @Skirlasvoud You appear to have some issues when it comes to women.
    Too many games like Mass Effect, where FemShep is instantly hailed as an exemplary female hero, without having done anything or faced anything that women in our world do.
    Mass Effect is a game where Shepard saves the universe multiple times. It is set in the future. Shepard is a highly trained military officer and later a Super Secret Agent type. What should she be facing that "women in our world do"? Do you want strangers on the Citadel to sexually harrass her as she walks past?

    It makes sense that Mass Effect doesn't really acknowledge the difference between male and female Shepard, because it is set in the future and the main character is a super-professional. South Park: TFBH is set in the present day and features 8 year old kids playing dress-up. It would be silly for it NOT to address the gender difference.

    (I'm not even going to get into your desire to see Butters's apparent bloodlust towards wanting to hurt girls.)

    I'll also say that everyone going "yeah, finally, we get some jokes about girls that the PC crowd won't like!" might not be quite getting the point of most South Park comedy.
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  • Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

  • LiamK 25/05/2016

    @Fourfoldroot it would include things like cost of healthcare coverage. An important point is that in the US, healthcare is not free. If you are potentially going to be unable to work, and a lengthy hospital stay (for cancer, a stroke, or any of a hundred other things that could happen to any of us) might cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, then damn right you'd ask for millions. Reply +13
  • Paradox pulls "discriminatory" Stellaris mod that made all humans white

  • LiamK 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea no, they don't. You can't have a private club that excludes anyone without a very good reason, and they have no reason apart from "women smell".

    Women-only tennis clubs, women-only gyms and so on exist for very different reasons than male-only golf clubs exist. Unless men are terrified of being groped during their backswing all of a sudden.
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  • LiamK 24/05/2016

    @riceNpea "the Muirfield members are not automatically sexist just because they don't want women in thier club"

    Except that a lot of people would argue that not letting women into your golf club because it would mess up your "lunch arrangements" kinda is sexist.
    Reply +10
  • Finally, the Batman: Return to Arkham collection is official

  • LiamK 18/05/2016

    @AnsemsApprentice no, proper nerds would argue that Batman definitely IS a superhero. He has several superpowers. He is a supergenius. He is super prepared for any (literally ANY) situation. And he is super wealthy to the point where he essentially he unlimited money.

    The guy has beaten the entire JLA by himself. He's beaten the living embodiment of evil in the DCU in Darkseid. Doesn't get much more "super" than that.
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  • Expired Xbox Live Gamertags to become available again on Wednesday

  • LiamK 17/05/2016

    @Rodimus-Prime probably Skywarp. He's a git like that. Reply +2
  • Windows 10 will cost $119 after July

  • LiamK 05/05/2016

    @Zerobob If it helps, I use Lightroom and I've had no issues. There were some initial issues with RAW files but they were fixed.

    We're currently weighing up installing it at work. There are some issues with MS removing options from the Pro versions that means regular users have a bit more power than they probably should. If you're looking at it in a corporate environment, you should think carefully. Those issues don't really apply for home users though.
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  • Goofy slapstick replaces the run-and-gun action in the Ratchet & Clank movie

  • LiamK 28/04/2016

    @VotesForCows well, Toy Story came out twenty years ago, so we're already two thirds of the way there. Reply +6
  • Baldur's Gate: SoD head of studio addresses political backlash

  • LiamK 08/04/2016

    I'm always confuses by the "tokenism" argument, as if having better representation of people who aren't straight white men is somehow a Bad Thing. And yeah, I know some people justify it by saying that the character isn't well written, but it sounds like she is a typical RPG vendor... Exactly how much depth do those tend to have?

    Minor character revealed to be trans: "That's just tokenism!"

    Major character in New Star Wars film revealed to be a woman: "stop forcing PC down our throats!"

    If someone could produce the rulebook that says exactly when these characters can be used, I'd appreciate it.
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  • Telltale's Batman series is premiering this summer

  • LiamK 19/03/2016

    @DesignationDDDirtyD Tim or Damien? (Tim is the best Robin, but Damien is pretty awesome in his own right. Dick is best as Nightwing.)

    It is something that always worries me about these games... Seeming embarrasy at some parts of the mythos. Can't have Robin, he looks stupid. Can't have Batgirl, she's a girl. Everything must be ultra grimdark and grim.
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  • Valve fires Dota2 commentator, Gabe Newell calls him "an ass"

  • LiamK 27/02/2016

    @Fragtaster he's 33. I don't know at what point the line between "gentlemen older gamers" and "young people with their minecrafts and sexting" is, but making this into an age thing is just bizarre. Reply -1
  • LiamK 27/02/2016

    @-Retrogamer- if darts gets to be a sport, so does this. Reply +13
  • Fire Emblem Fates is a smash hit - despite localisation controversy

  • LiamK 24/02/2016

    @theguyfromspark the companies don't "have" to wait now. They choose to, because it's easier for them to treat the entire region as one rather than stagger the releases.

    It's not like we have to wait for the German dub of Deadpool to be made before they show it in UK cinemas, is it?
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  • Eurogamer's Games of 2015 no. 2: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

  • LiamK 31/12/2015

    MGS V, not MGS 5. It's a deliberate design choice to use a Roman numeral according to Kojima. Reply 0
  • Elite Dangerous: Horizons launches today

  • LiamK 16/12/2015

    Anyone following the bug-riddled mess of the Horizons beta test over the last few weeks will know why.
    Nothing shows that gamers don't really understand development(and why Early Access et al are potential mistakes) more than someone complaining that a beta test was "bug-riddled". A beta. A beta test. The clue is in the words.
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  • LiamK 16/12/2015

    @melonfarmer Ageist AND sexist in a single post. You must be a hit at parties. Reply +2
  • LiamK 16/12/2015

    @weebl You got over 100 hours of enjoyment out of £50, which is a pretty good deal. I'm not sure what the issue is? The game might not have an endpoint, but you might stop enjoying it. That doesn't mean it's bad. If you enjoyed it for 100 hours and then didn't enjoy hours 101-105, then stop playing. You will still have had 100 hours of fun.

    This does raise another point; I also bought the beta, but quickly decided to stop playing and wait for the full game. I think a lot of people threw a lot of hours into the beta, and got burned out. No matter how much was added, you were still playing 50-70% of the finished game.
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  • It's Back to the Future Day! Here's an iconic scene recreated in GTA5

  • LiamK 21/10/2015

    @The-Jack-Burton
    "If you look at the black guy in the 1955s soda shop, as portrayed in Back to the Future, I find it racist."
    I really don't get your point. People are racist TO the black guy (Goldie Wilson), but the whole point of that scene is to show that racism LOSES. The shop owner (who definitely is racist) makes a point of saying that there will never be a black mayor. Marty and the movie have told us that isn't true.

    The movie makes a lot of points about the past. Some of those points are basically "things weren't actually that different from how they are now", but they don't shy away from the bad stuff like the racism. It's not front and center, but it's there, and the movie explicitely condemns it.
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  • Voice actors strike has been authorised

  • LiamK 08/10/2015

    @Hellotherenow
    "The time will come when computer A.I will mimic any actor today. Developers can then use this new future tech to implement how thay choose in there game. That's the day these greedy so called actors need to worry about the most. The people I have the most respect for is the development team who are actually under extreme pressure everyday from the high suits,not these so called actors that may pop in once every month for afew hours. There be no need for these so called actors to go on strike then because there be replaced by new tech that will benefit devs freely. I would welcome this when it happens."
    Between the joy at making people losing their jobs and the repeated use of the phrase "so called...", I declare this to be the most Daily Mail comment on this thread.
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  • LiamK 08/10/2015

    @iceytoa1 'I just don't see how they can go "WE DESERVE THIS FUCK THE DEVS!"'

    Jesus Christ guys, that's not what they are doing. It's the Screen Actors Guild union. The one that's for actors. They aren't representing developers because they have NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. It'd be like going up to a cancer charity and asking them why aren't they doing more to fight tuberculosis.
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  • LiamK 08/10/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro Presumably you are outraged about the new junior doctor contract being proposed by Jeremy Hunt and are writing to your MP to complain about it? Reply +3
  • League of Legends team owner embroiled in drug price hike controversy

  • LiamK 22/09/2015

    @TheRealBadabing Well, we're currently doing a sterling job of sitting back and doing nothing whilst the NHS is dismantled brick by brick. Never underestimate people's tendency towards apathy. Reply +11
  • All the Doctor Whos are in Lego Dimensions

  • LiamK 09/07/2015

    *clears throat* I think you'll find that the character's name is actually "Doctor Who's Monster".

    (Also, it'll be Hurt's Doctor who's (ha!) missing. He's "The War Doctor", so he doesn't count in the numbers because they don't want to have to move everyone from Ecclestone onwards up one number. I'm sure he'll be there though as an unlockable or paid-for bit of DLC.)

    (Also also, the 5th Doctor was the best.)
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