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Comment Re:eSports scene? (Score 1) 264

No, it is most definitely a sport. Just because you don't agree doesn't make it not a sport.
The reason sponsors and cheerleaders(?... man, I miss the Brood War days) have gotten seriously into it is because it shows potential (doesn't always mean it has any) to be just as big as conventional sports and therefore, highly profitable.

Comment Re: User's need to take responsibility too. (Score 1) 223

That's an interesting idea.

However from my personal perspective, I love (that's a serious understatement) driving around and just enjoying the world around me.
Around here, it's always been high volumes of the following vehicles :
- Civics
- F150s
- Sierras/Silverados
- RAMs (Not the kind you put in your PC)

VWs in general were fairly common, but not to the tune that they are today. I've seen more GTIs in the past couple years than my entire years in high school, and those are hard not to notice, I think they look pretty slick, actually!

Comment Re:User's need to take responsibility too. (Score 1) 223

I was drunk. I send you many apologies.

To keep this conversation rolling (hah. hah.), I don't think its people going out of their way to buy cars with a higher pollution output. My good friend recently bought herself a new VW, because well, she's used to them and the service was far above-average.

Usually when people think about the impact their purchase has on the environment (and they only do because the media tells them to), the vast majority will resolve that with a "well, what real difference am I going to make anyways?" and then gravitate towards the more personal reasons to buy X from Y company, like good service for example.

Really, I can't blame that method of thinking. If something is so truly damning to the environment, it should be handled at a much higher level than an individual's though process while making a purchase.

Comment Re:User's need to take responsibility too. (Score 2) 223

Just to put your solution into real world perspective, where real people live.

Recently a certain auto maker was the front page occupant of many newspapers for a huge diesel scandal (I bet you can't guess who!)
You know something? I haven't seen so many goddamned Golfs and Jettas on the road since

Comment Did they really learn?! (Score 1) 94

I didn't look at the numbers, but if SNES was more commercially successful than the NES, and Nintendo realizes the fuck-up they made with the NES Classic, this move makes a ton of sense and hopefully they've learned their lesson with this one. My hat off to Nintendo for even bothering with making these though.

Comment What will the player base be like (Score 1) 237

I wonder... Will it be like it used to? Bnet being home to BGH/Fastest Map/UMS pub games and private servers being where any serious competition is at? Must not have logged on this game in at least 5-6 years, but hopefully nothing changed much in that regard. Pretty excited for the hi-res version, this is THE game that kept my childhood sane.

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