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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#1 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 11:26 AM

FINALLY! It's official!

http://www.rockstarg...eadredemption2/

 

Trailer coming Thursday at 11AM, so not much to chew on yet. But I've suffered through so many disappointing E3s waiting for this announcement.

 

I hope Destiny 2 comes out in the spring or summer, I can't imagine how I could divide my time between those two...



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 11:50 AM

Well shit.  Might as well go see how much Red Dead Redemption is so I can psych myself up for GTA: Old West


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 11:54 AM

Well shit.  Might as well go see how much Red Dead Redemption is so I can psych myself up for GTA: Old West

 

Did you never play the original?

 

Nothing in the GTA series has ever been as fun as RDR. By far my favorite game of the last generation. I'm about halfway through a replay now, since it was made backwards compatible on the Xbox One a couple months ago.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:16 PM

Did you never play the original?

 

Nothing in the GTA series has ever been as fun as RDR. By far my favorite game of the last generation. I'm about halfway through a replay now, since it was made backwards compatible on the Xbox One a couple months ago.

 

My second favorite game of the last generation, but it has my single favorite video game moment of all time (and if you played you know exactly when it is). This is especially saying something, since normally I COMPLETELY CAN'T STAND OPEN WORLD GAMES. Something about "Red Dead" just feels completely right in nearly every way. Can't wait for the sequel.


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 18 October 2016 - 12:23 PM.

Yep.

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:46 PM

As much as I liked Red Dead Redemption and am psyched for this... I'm going to be "that guy".

Why is this "Red Dead Redemption 2" and not "Red Dead 3" or "Red Dead [word that starts with 'r']"

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#6 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:00 PM

As much as I liked Red Dead Redemption and am psyched for this... I'm going to be "that guy".

Why is this "Red Dead Redemption 2" and not "Red Dead 3" or "Red Dead [word that starts with 'r']"

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No worries. I had the same question/expectation.


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Yep.

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:13 PM

Yeah, I read so many rumors about "Red Dead Revolution," which sounded pretty great.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:19 PM

Oh that's why I never played the original.

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:29 PM

Red Dead Redemption is a masterpiece that flies in the face of conventional Rockstar developing (I still love the fact that you can't engage the Prostitutes at all, given you are a married man...but you can hog tie said Prostitute and strap her to train tracks for a gruesome death) and was just an amazing game.

 

Got it as a wedding gift, actually. I spent a entire night - TWELVE HOURS - playing Poker. Not the game, just POKER.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:38 PM

you can hog tie said Prostitute and strap her to train tracks for a gruesome death

 

I love the fact that it's not just possible, but there's actually an achievement for it, called "Dastardly."

 

But speaking of that, another big improvement (for me) over GTA is that you can play RDR as a Clint Eastwood or a Lee Van Cleef--you're not forced to be a bad guy like in GTA. I chose to be a "good guy" (well, relatively), and tried to maintain my honor as much as possible, so I never killed nobody who didn't need killing.

 

So, the day some lady on the trail stopped me to help her, and it turned out she was lying so so she and her partners could rob me, well, that's the day I collected the achievement.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:42 PM

I always felt bad for the one gal, dying of thirst out in the desert because she felt it would bring her closer to God.



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 04:58 PM

Pretty much every Stranger mission was "terrible thing happens to a crazy person in five steps."



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:00 PM

 

you can hog tie said Prostitute and strap her to train tracks for a gruesome death

 

I love the fact that it's not just possible, but there's actually an achievement for it, called "Dastardly."

 

But speaking of that, another big improvement (for me) over GTA is that you can play RDR as a Clint Eastwood or a Lee Van Cleef--you're not forced to be a bad guy like in GTA. I chose to be a "good guy" (well, relatively), and tried to maintain my honor as much as possible, so I never killed nobody who didn't need killing.

 

So, the day some lady on the trail stopped me to help her, and it turned out she was lying so so she and her partners could rob me, well, that's the day I collected the achievement.

 

 

Nobody's really a "bad guy" in GTA anyways.  Just various levels of craziness.

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:27 PM

The only one with moral fiber would be CJ from San Andreas. Everyone else has been an example of the worst scum of the Human Condition. It's to Rockstar's credit that they can make these people sympathetic.

 

Especially Trevor.

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

Franklin?  Scum of the earth?  Really?


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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:37 PM

Considering he's only out to make money by any means necessary....



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 05:47 PM

Yeah but he really doesn't look like he's that into killing for it.

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:06 PM

The three protags really helped spread out the gameplay. Franklin, like Niko and CJ before him, just didn't seem the "hire a prostitute, kill her, and get the money back" kind of person. Obviously if you wronged them you'd be in trouble, but they didn't actively go out looking to start anything.

 

I just wonder how GTA Online's price inflation rate will find purchase in this game.

 

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 11:42 PM

Well, looks like red ain't dead.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 11:08 PM

Even though I love Rockstar games for the most part and love westerns, I could never get into Red Dead Redemption when I tried to play it. Then I spent the last few years thinking "I'll give it another shot when it comes out on PC" which I don't think ever happened? Maybe I'll track down where I put my 360 copy one of these days. At any rate, more Rockstar, more western. Hard not to be excited about that.





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