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Forum: News Comments February 2nd, 2008, 20:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By Arpyjee
It's really all a matter of retro views being…

It's really all a matter of retro views being inevitable (in games, music, movies, etc) when exponential technical progress and obsession with visual imagery reaches a point where it becomes a…
Forum: News Comments February 2nd, 2008, 20:29
Replies: 74
Views: 4,444
Posted By Arpyjee
If AoD doesn't provide a Fallout style,…

If AoD doesn't provide a Fallout style, switchboard/spreadsheet level-up system, with a sound cue, well, then I'm going to CRY !
Forum: News Comments January 30th, 2008, 15:39
Replies: 74
Views: 4,444
Posted By Arpyjee
I do not. What's uniquely human though, is…

I do not.

What's uniquely human though, is that we are both *right*.
Forum: News Comments January 30th, 2008, 15:37
Replies: 74
Views: 4,444
Posted By Arpyjee
Fallout 1 & 2 had great level-ups in the way they…

Fallout 1 & 2 had great level-ups in the way they were modest and subtle. Your primary mental & physical attributes were basically set in stone, and numerically puny (in comparison to the modern…
Forum: News Comments January 30th, 2008, 15:16
Replies: 74
Views: 4,444
Posted By Arpyjee
The visible switchboard approach is more divorced…

The visible switchboard approach is more divorced from our current reality, more abrupt and overtly displayed, and that's why I and millions of others love it, and don't desire or clamor for an…
Forum: Games Reviews & Comments January 30th, 2008, 14:33
Replies: 70
Views: 14,518
Posted By Arpyjee
I heard that we can't venture outside the main…

I heard that we can't venture outside the main city ? No wilderness areas to explore ? If that's true, it's very disappointing IMO (unless of course, there will be a BH2 !).
Forum: News Comments January 30th, 2008, 14:28
Replies: 74
Views: 4,444
Posted By Arpyjee
Much in the same way I love Pepperoni Pizza, I…

Much in the same way I love Pepperoni Pizza, I love RPGs with infrequent level-ups which induce modest increases in character power and abilities, especially when it's in a fantasy setting (which is…
Forum: News Comments January 30th, 2008, 08:15
Replies: 74
Views: 4,444
Posted By Arpyjee
I and many many others don't want every RPG…

I and many many others don't want every RPG element to precisely mirror everyday reality. RPGs, especially Fantasy RPGs, and especially High-Fantasy RPGs, are escapist forms of entertainment,…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 28th, 2008, 08:54
Replies: 45
Views: 3,116
Posted By Arpyjee
I thought Obama wanted to re-implement the…

I thought Obama wanted to re-implement the pre-Bush income tax rates for those whose annual income is (approximately) $80,000+ .

Anyways, the Republicans you mentioned will have no problem funding…
Forum: News Comments January 26th, 2008, 07:09
Replies: 17
Views: 4,895
Posted By Arpyjee
Is there any chance that Vogel will adopt a…

Is there any chance that Vogel will adopt a *relatively* modern engine ? One that isn't stuck in the 1995 ? I don't mean cutting edge 3D, but something more like 2001 isometrics present in TOEE.
Forum: News Comments January 26th, 2008, 07:04
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By Arpyjee
Under ultra-right-wing, morally authoritarian…

Under ultra-right-wing, morally authoritarian governments, the US has had it's priorities all mixed up for a very long time. This is due to a puritanical/hypocritical hardline form of…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 25th, 2008, 06:48
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By Arpyjee
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&…

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7794
Forum: Politics & Religion January 25th, 2008, 06:45
Replies: 76
Views: 3,702
Posted By Arpyjee
Do any countries have a low, progressive, dual,…

Do any countries have a low, progressive, dual, flat tax system ?

Here's my idea/suggestion :


1) Start taxing people once they are above the poverty line (approx. $20,000 US).

2) For those…
Forum: News Comments January 17th, 2008, 05:20
Replies: 35
Views: 2,674
Posted By Arpyjee
What's neat is that when you load Fallout (1 or…

What's neat is that when you load Fallout (1 or 2), the cool Interplay logo comes on, with that heroic music, and the earth-encircling caption reads "by gamers for gamers".
Forum: News Comments January 16th, 2008, 14:54
Replies: 35
Views: 2,674
Posted By Arpyjee
I am very optimistic about the potential for…

I am very optimistic about the potential for challenging and dynamic heroism in Dragon Age, Drakensang, King's Bounty, and Jagged Alliance 3. And yes, Obsidian does seem to have an ear to the old…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 16th, 2008, 14:48
Replies: 391
Views: 15,153
Posted By Arpyjee
I agree that the seeds were likely sown back…

I agree that the seeds were likely sown back then, txa1265, but the garden was fully bloomed and manicured during the Clinton-Bush years.
Forum: General RPG January 16th, 2008, 14:46
Replies: 84
Views: 5,196
Posted By Arpyjee
I don't think that text/words impedes the…

I don't think that text/words impedes the imagination that much. When reading a novel, you have to process your own imagery of what is being indicated, and each person will visualize the conceptual…
Forum: General RPG January 16th, 2008, 14:18
Replies: 84
Views: 5,196
Posted By Arpyjee
I concur. As Corwin said, many new gamers are…

I concur. As Corwin said, many new gamers are being spoon fed eye candy in megadoses, and therefore, their processes of imagination, abstraction and conceptualization are being bypassed. The result…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 16th, 2008, 13:58
Replies: 391
Views: 15,153
Posted By Arpyjee
Well, "that was then and this is now" (now = the…

Well, "that was then and this is now" (now = the Clinton-Bush dynasty of rampaging corporate interests). After 8 unfettered years of Bushian Neo-Con domination, rampaging and pummelling, the negative…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 16th, 2008, 13:49
Replies: 391
Views: 15,153
Posted By Arpyjee
You see, this is where I contend that the…

You see, this is where I contend that the humanitarianism can be taken too far, to an impractical extreme. Look at the Netherlands, look at Sweden & Finland. Now look at my home countries (Canada and…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 16th, 2008, 13:35
Replies: 391
Views: 15,153
Posted By Arpyjee
My fault (too much caffeine + too much 2-finger…

My fault (too much caffeine + too much 2-finger typing + too much chaotic editing = pixelated anarchy).
Forum: Politics & Religion January 16th, 2008, 13:32
Replies: 391
Views: 15,153
Posted By Arpyjee
What's interesting about the hyper-employed US…

What's interesting about the hyper-employed US population, is that the statistic is mainly due to the vast number of extremely low paying jobs which keep the employees (often immigrants) as part of…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 16th, 2008, 13:20
Replies: 391
Views: 15,153
Posted By Arpyjee
I've started to be concerned about the…

I've started to be concerned about the 'ethnically homogeneous demographics' argument.

1) Toronto & Vancouver are predominantly non-white, but have much lower per capita violent crime rates than…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 16th, 2008, 12:52
Replies: 391
Views: 15,153
Posted By Arpyjee
Btw, I've studied the Scandinavian/Nordic region….

Btw, I've studied the Scandinavian/Nordic region. It's a good example of principled pragmatism. They, as you know, use their peculiar brand of economically vibrant and vital semi-capitalism to fuel…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 16th, 2008, 12:29
Replies: 391
Views: 15,153
Posted By Arpyjee
http://www.warresisters.org/piechart.htm …

http://www.warresisters.org/piechart.htm

http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/ArmsTrade/Spending.asp

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/spending.htm


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