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  1. The trailer sort of implies a more cerebral approach to future tech and bionic soldiers, and I really hope that's the case for the game itself. I'm still holding out hope it won't be all exo-suit-jumpy-flying-machine like Advanced Warfare.
  2. I got something different. Assuming we're using the same cipher that Buried used, I got NCEY and OURS for the bottom two. The top line has two possibilities since it seems to be cut off. If those boxes have a top line that's cut off, they are NNQJ. If they don't have a top line, it's EEHA. This comes out like this: *NNQJ* *EEHA* NCEY OURS Using a mixture of possibilities from the top line, you can come up with ENHANCE YOURS. That's the best I could come up with.
  3. How do you find the look and feel of the new site?

    I haven't been around too much so I don't have a whole lot to add, but I do find the new design sort of loud and distracting. I don't even know why exactly, because it's not all that different from the previous version. Might just take some getting used to, or could just be old age. All I know is suddenly my eyes hurt .
  4. I haven't seen it touched on yet, so I wanted to add to the discussion about references to the Soviet-Afghan war. From the biography of Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim: The Sixth Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly was called to discuss "The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security". The resolution they reached at this session (detailed here) was an immediate withdrawal of foreign intervention by member states, essentially to let Afghanistan fight their own battle. We all know how that worked out. The Seventh Emergency Special Session six months later was held to discuss the situation between Palestine and Isreal. They resolved (detailed here) that the only way to achieve lasting peace in the Middle East was for Israel to withdraw from Jerusalem and all other occupied Arab territories. Again, we all know how that worked out. Other than that, almost all of Dr. Salim's work was centered around Africa and his home country of Tanzania, including holding public office there for almost 30 years. If this is indeed the man that Treyarch is referencing, you'd have to think his time as President of the UN is why. As far as a timeline goes, I tend to agree with @Matuzz that the snapchats are the memories of a soldier being drawn from his subconscious, so I don't really know where that leaves us. It does seem like we're heading to the Middle East though.
  5. Vonderhaar tweet - Muse?

    "Time is Running Out" was our bar anthem back when I was 22. I'd love to have Muse in the game.
  6. What's your drink?

    I've been enjoying the Midleton my Dad gave me for Christmas. Truly the nectar of the gods.
  7. PS3 now or xbox one in 2 weeks?

    Keep an eye out for a good deal on a bundle too. Right now Amazon has the Assassin's Creed bundle without a Kinect for 350 (less than just the One without a Kinect).
  8. MatoMaster achieves NML 400 Kills!

    He makes it look so easy, but this is so unbelievably hard. He gets caught on the stairs with 332 kills, and that could easily have been the end of the run. So much has to go right for this to happen, and my hat goes off to him. Really impressive.
  9. It's a Bill Hicks joke. It was a retweet from a Bill Hicks fan page.
  10. I can tell you from playing Destiny on Xbox One, there's a scenario where you can kill 10-20 enemies with one shot, and there is still significant frame drop, just like on 360. I don't think we're going to see larger hordes for that reason. The ability to make larger maps is probably something they'll take advantage of with the new hardware though.
  11. I would think we'll probably see a more traditional 2 or 3 distinct maps on disc at launch instead of what they did with Green Run for Black Ops II. I think the general feel of the game will be closer to Origins and Mob of the Dead than anything else. I'm sure there will be a different ranking/leaderboard system, but that will probably still be tied to what they use for multiplayer. Story-wise I don't have any expectations about what direction they're going to go.
  12. I like how Jon Stewart mocks Bill O'Reilly's outrage at how the media is misrepresenting this case, and then Stewart himself goes on to misrepresent the case. He makes several good points in there about race, like how clueless Sean Hannity is that most black people probably aren't given the benefit of the doubt by a police officer if they're holding a weapon. Unfortunately, he's tying them into a case where they don't apply. Because Brown was given the benefit of the doubt, until he initiated a physical attack on a police officer. This wasn't a case of a stop and frisk gone wrong, or police harassment in any way. All of our attention should be paid to Eric Garner right now. That's a pretty horrifying example of how a police officer can kill you on videotape, and face no repercussions.
  13. @ It's not really helpful to make that argument because the black and white experience in this country is so much different, but that does happen, and there is no attention paid to it. This happened 2 years ago: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/27/white-teen-gilbert-collar-killed-by-black-cop-trev/ This happened a few months ago: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/3/justice-dillon-taylor-after-white-utah-man-fatally/ In fact, there's video of that last one. The victim walks away as the officer first comes up with his hand in his waistband, the officer yells for him to get his hands up, he turns around, says no and continues to walk backwards. When he pulls his hand out of his waistband, the officer shoots and kills him. That shooting was determined by prosecutors to be justified. There has been no outrage about this, even though by all accounts he was acting significantly less aggressive than Brown was. If you want to talk about class divide, or aggressive police tactics, that's fine. Let's stop pretending this case is anything beyond that though. If you haven't already, you should read Tall Man by Chloe Hooper. It's about the death of an indigenous man in police custody. You seem really focused on the racial divide in America, but your country is dealing with the same issues.
  14. Direct your anger here. The ineptitude in this situation is staggering. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/11/cleveland_police_officer_shot_1.html?hootPostID=09fa94c1dad600dd537d9070c534331b
  15. Let me add a few examples of what I find to be infuriating deficiencies in law enforcement policy. This American Life on NPR this week (http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/540/a-front) featured a story about some really shitty tactics the ATF was using, based on the reporting of the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. You can read more about that here: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/backfire-190528221.html This article (http://www.salon.com/2013/07/07/%E2%80%9Cwhy_did_you_shoot_me_i_was_reading_a_book_the_new_warrior_cop_is_out_of_control/) is over a year old but details more frivolous police work ending in the deaths of innocent people. The woman's struggle in this (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/09/03/how-st-louis-county-missouri-profits-from-poverty/) piece is a great example of the de facto taxes we have on poor people in this country. It transcends race. Even as a white male, I've had to sit in a jail cell because I couldn't afford to drive two states away to be in court for a ticket I couldn't pay, at a time in my life when I lost 20 pounds in 2 months because I could barely buy food. Eric Garner (http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Eric-Garner-Chokehold-Police-Custody-Cause-of-Death-Staten-Island-Medical-Examiner-269396151.html) is a great example of someone who was unjustly harassed and ended up dead.