I was going through the Steam Store checking out the new releases, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III was released at midnight, and apparently there have been some problems. Whenever a game has mixed reviews on Steam, I read a couple to see what the issue is and lo and behold, found the best review ever:
When i was 6 years old, my uncle came over and had a really cool board game. He told me it was the best game ever, and sold it to me for all my allowance I had been saving up from my parents.
Long story short, most of the pieces were missing and my uncle was addicted to meth and ripped me off. I’ve never felt like I did as a child that day until now. Thanks Treyarch.
That’s deadly. LOL.
That’s how I felt about CoD 3.
The boundless creativity of people on the internet never ceases to amaze.
Is that supposed to imply that COD:Black Ops was created in a meth lab or can only be played in a meth lab?
Still laughing. The “meth uncle” story is a memorable detail. It’s got enough crunchiness to attach to Treyarch.
O/T, but is anyone planning to put up a debate/forum/townhall/whateverthefuckit’scalled thread a little closer to 8:00pm EST? Is it even going to be worth following, do you think? I would like to see how Kindly Doc Maddow does, but because of the format being forced on her, it may just be a series of three interviews.
Anyhow, for those of us who are interested*, a dedicated thread would be welcome. TIA.
*(or who have nothing better to do on a Friday night)
Sweet Jesus, Tweety has Randy on his show and good fuck it’s just so sad adjectives fail me.
Is there another debate tonight? I didn’t even know about it.
Good dog what do they have left to talk about?
@MomSense: Good dog what do they have left to talk about?
This site redesign.
@MomSense: I didn’t know either. I wonder which side it is?
So, which GOP presidential candidate is that uncle, anyway?
Probably a mistake to release on all platforms at the same time. QA on interactive systems is hard. Consoles are a little easier because you know what the configuration is. PCs, on the other hand, are all over the map with different video cards, memory sizes, etc. The comments at that link, though, are all “Console RULEZ! PC DROOLZ!”
Reminder for the Hamilfans, Lin-Manuel is on Jimmy Fallon tonight and on “60 Minutes” with Charlie Rose on Sunday.
What do you mean? They should have TWELVE MORE
Oh, and Trump is calling out Bill Kristol on Twitter.
@MomSense: It’s a “forum”, not a debate. The candidates will be on stage and answering questions one at a time, rather than all together and talking to each other. And it’s the Democrats, not the Republicans. The GOP candidates aren’t going to even consider subjecting themselves to Rachel Maddow.
@Mnemosyne (iPhone): Back in February, the New Yorker did an extensive profile of Lin-Manuel.
Miranda had something different in mind. A few months earlier, he and his girlfriend, Vanessa Nadal, who has since become his wife, had been on vacation in Mexico, and while bobbing in the pool on an inflatable lounger he started to read a book that he had bought on impulse: Ron Chernow’s eight-hundred-page biography of Alexander Hamilton. Miranda was seized by the story of Hamilton’s early life. Born out of wedlock, raised in poverty in St. Croix, abandoned by his father, and orphaned by his mother as a child, Hamilton transplanted himself as an adolescent to a New York City filled with revolutionary fervor.
You don’t think the Republicans would let Rachel Maddow moderate, do you!?
This is billed as a Democratic Candidates’ Forum, as it is not
part of the six-debate cycle imposed by DWS. So the three candidates will not be on stage together, but beyond that I’m not quite clear on the details of the format. In fact, that’s part of the reason I’d like to see a dedicated thread, in case something interesting emerges.
ETA: Or what dmsilev said.
This is one of those times I’m glad I’m old and don’t know what the fuck Cole is talking about.
Hold the hell on; I go away for a few days and someone goes and makes this site look all … all … what’s the word?…
@Origuy: Are we sure Trump isn’t a balloon-juice commenter?
I swear I get 100 emails a day from Democrats.org but did not get a single reminder about tonight. Ball. Dropped.
If you’re not watching MSNBC then well I envy you but it’s too late for me! run!
Now that you mention it, nor did I. But I imagine that’s because Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is ultimately in charge of all those hundreds of emails, and tonight’s event is strictly an MSNBC thing with no connection to the DNC.
@Mnemosyne (iPhone): and us without any drinking games ready!? Highball. Dropped.
If all the topics have been covered already, why then they’ll go over them again.
@Mnemosyne (iPhone): We get a hundred emails from Debbie-Wasserman Schultz reminding us to wish this person or that person happy birthday. Sign the card!
OK. What in the everlovingfuck? There’s a movie coming on ElRey called “Avalanche Sharks”.
And it’s not a play on dudbros taking advantage of snowbunnies and getting them in the sack. It is apparently actual sharks attacking people in the snow. It’s not on yet but I am waiting. Just waiting.
All of them, Katie.
Ok, editing a comment is also borked now.
Balloon Juice III: The Re-Re-Emborkening
@Corner Stone: I think the whole shark-storm phenomenon has jumped the shark.
I was a little surprised that Republicans were going to try to answer questions from a reality based moderator like Maddow.
At dinner tonight we were laughing about some of the pranks my middle son used to play in school. In Maine all the seventh graders are issued laptops and periodically have to surrender them so the teachers can make sure they didn’t visit any prohibited sites. My son used to encourage students (especially the mean/bully ones) to visit a wicked cool website called pen island dot com.
My youngest is now at this school and tells me that some of the teachers still laugh about his brother’s antics.
I just edited one of mine.
@Origuy: As usual when it comes to his attacks on “fellow” republicans, Trump is right.
@Corner Stone: Ok, editing a comment is also borked now.
Borked! That’s the word. And, dammit, where’s the toolbar?
A bork is a bork
Of course, of course
And no one can talk to a bork, of course
That is, of course, unless the bork, is the famous…
Although I’ve actually been saying for a while that I’d love to see a GOP debate hosted by, say, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, and a Dem debate moderated by Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, and Sean Hannity.
Why? The R’s would just say that the question was a lie and the liberal media was trying to cheap shot them. The D’s would actually try to answer the the over-torqued BS, disingenuous questions they would be asked and all that would be shown would be the “when did you stop beating your wife” parts.
Well, he ain’t wrong.
@raven: I don’t either, but the review is a hoot.
And me out of tonic. I am reduced to drinking rum and Coke.
@Steeplejack: All I’ve got it Diet Coke.
OT, but… I noticed in thread(s) below brief mention of the TPP documents and trying to get copies thru New Zealand. Obama released it here in the good ol USA folks, and you may read it here:
Nasty piece of work, but that’s just IMHO you could love it. Please resume regular programming.
@Germy Shoemangler: nice
That is right out!
I dunno. When I was six I was regularly beating one of my uncles in chess. Aside from the fact that I didn’t get an allowance (and thus had no cash to grift) I would not have bought a game without first looking at it.
and it persists to this day. I’ll let all the other guys kill themselves with the first release of any software. I certainly don’t relish being a guinea pig.
It’s a target-rich environment. They’ve gotten fat and lazy from being protected by their enablers in the media.
@Corner Stone: Ok. Ok. Avalanche Sharks is actually about real sharks attacking people in the mountains. In snow.
Which is humorous, as I’ve been reading the occasional article about Fallout 4, and the PC fanbois are out in serious force. Oh so much hate for the console players. One memorable poster bragging about how he’d bought a pair of GTX 980 Ti cards for an SLi rig, just so he could play it at 4K.
The Other Chuck
@Germy Shoemangler: Holy shit, it all makes sense now. DougJ is Donald Trump!
@Corner Stone: prehistoric snow shark disrupts bikini pageant. Looks like it’s yet another remake of “Hedda Gabler.”
Don’t do it. Go get tonic. Then gin.
Tissue Thin Pseudonym
@Corner Stone: Huh. I figured it was about the 2002 second round Western Conference playoff series.
WHERE IS HALF LIFE 3 GODDAMMIT!
Are they going to add in all the little posting gadgets we used to have? (like the quote and link generators)
If you preorder an Activision game you deserve everything bad just for never learning.
2/3 of the way through Fallout 4 preloading. I’m pretty stoked. I’m even taking 3 days of vacation next week, though to be fair, I also have to finish putting together a class too.