That may be the case, but they allow plenty of broken cards to be printed; cards that end the game by sending the rules into an infinite loop,
I don't think you've actually played Magic in the last 15 years.
or cards that end up in nearly every deck for a given color.
That's not an indication of the game being broken.
I think the real reason Magic wins the card game race is simple momentum. When your choices are playing a new game that no one else is playing, or playing an established game with an enormous player base, there really isn't much of a decision to make.
When you're at the top, the top is there to lose. And yet there's currently a CCG boom, with Magic at the helm, well in progress. (Some may call it a bubble and I wouldn't immediately disagree.)
...failed to pass modifications that would address the growing prevelance[sic] of plastic firearms
Welcome to Fantasy-Horrorland, where the imagined bogeyman is EVERYWHERE.
Turn left to head towards Tomorrowland, with a full surveillance state.
Looking at some pictures of the stock 290X heatsink, you will be well served by removing, lapping, and replacing the thermal grease with some decent stuff. Even more if you decide to spring for an aftermarket heatsink, but you may have to do a little leg work to figure out which ones will work and which ones won't.
Funny how iPhone battery falls 20-30% faster and the phone runs substantially hotter when running 'official' benchmark apps, but xcode apps by lone developers that try to hit the hardware as hard don't have anywhere near the effect. Apple betrayed by the only thing they can't control, the laws of physics.
Can you source any of that? I would like to know more.