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    Supreme Court rules states can require online retailers to collect sales tax The justices broke with 50 years' worth of legal rulings that barred the states from imposing sales taxes on most of the purchases their residents make from out-of-state retailers.

    In NY we're taxed by just about every website there is, but now the rest of the country can enjoy paying taxes for all their online purchases. :P No real change for amazon tho since they already charge taxes for almost every state anyway. I'm wondering if this could force ebay to collect taxes on every single individual seller's transactions now.

  2. I'm so confused about that mount. lol. Its a hover bike that is somehow connected to the beetle via magic or something. That thing looks so huge it'll be an eyesore once they release a stardust skin for it. XD Anet has gotten much better with their trailers. I'm getting a bit hyped for this. :D

  3. What kind of connection was the old CRT monitor? VGA? A vga to hdmi adapter should work. If you have one of those you might have bought the wrong type. There are hdmi to vga convertors that have the same looking connections but will only convert a digital signal to analog when you'd want one that converts from analog to digital/hdmi output.

    Good luck finding CRT monitors nowadays. I haven't seen one for sale in years.

  4. This does look very impressive. I like the angles, lighting, atmosphere, character design. I hope they show how the controls actually handle. It'd be a shame if its just a button masher. If there is some skill involved in getting those kill hits, it'd be pretty amazing.

  5. The gameplay looks good and the trailer didn't give away much of the plot which is nice. But the graphics look like a bit of a downgrade. Lara looked a bit more realistic in the first 2 games.

  6. I was tempted to buy a steam controller at one point, but it didn't look comfortable to use. Why was it bad for you? Can those touch pad things emulate mouse movements decently?

    I bet when they say the VCS will run modern games they probably mean modern mobile games like Clash of Clans and Angry Birds. -_-;


    3 hours ago, DeathscytheX said:

    If they would have made a base model that only had the original games and 2 updated joysticks. I would have been sold. Even at $100 I would have bought it because I could share it with my parents. They use to play tanks and asteroids. After Super Mario Bros. 3, it got too complicated for them. XD  With wireless joysticks they could play from their recliners.

    A base model would have been great. I'd probably still pass on it tho. lol. The only person I knew that owned every Atari game and was a big atari fan was my Uncle Tom and he passed away many years ago. I do think I'll buy a retro pi, case and some decent wireless contollers an make my own retro gaming system. It should cost less than $70 and I could load any game from atari to N64 on it. I would like to buy a SNES Classic tho. I like the look of it and I'd play most of the games on it. If it had Chrono Trigger on there I'd have bought it asap.

    Super Mario 3 was the cut off for my parents too. XD The only games they play now are puzzle games. My dad loves playing sudoku. :D

  7. The only people that will buy this is YouTubers and eBay flippers. There is no way these will be mass produced and the $300 price tag is specifically to target those 2 groups of people. They should have made it a simple atari classic like the NES and Super NES classic and sold it for $80. The only modern games it'll play will most likely only be games that are currently playable on linux via steam. They mentioned no developers for the system and made no announcement about new launch titles. I bet they'll only be on eBay for about $400 soon and we'll never hear of it again like ouya.

  8. Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie) will both be leaving TWD next season.

    Daryl will become the new main protagonist.. I wonder how much of the comic the show will be able to follow with major characters leaving like this.

  9. I'm glad the behemoths and elite classes are gone. Especially the elite classes. I'm ok with a squad based killstreak, its not that much different than BF4's system of having a commander on the team order a missile strike if we owned C base in conquest. Predictive recoil is much better than random bullet spread. They said we can loot ammo from dead people, I hope that means we can get ammo for out current kit and they removed the option of picking up the enemy's kit. I can't think of anyone that actively loved picking up a random kit and having to adjust their playstyle because they ran out of ammo. And good riddance premium pass! :D 

  10. I'm looking forward to any info that gets revealed. I wont have the time to watch the video live. I hope premium is done for.

  11. The season finale just ended this past monday. I started this series and gave it a couple eps. I almost dropped it, but by the third ep shit started going down and I got sucked into the plot. This was a surprisingly great series with excellent acting. Its so refreshing to see a 1 off series like this. I don't think there is going to be a season 2 and if there is it would probably ruin the experience. This played out like an anime in a sense. It started and finished the entire plot. There was no filler episodes and everything tied in together. I hope this inspires AMC to make more stand alone short series. Hell, I wish more of america tv would follow this direction instead of endless reality shows or drawing out a series so long that it gets canceled without a finale. This show proves its possible for US tv to actually give us a story in a complete season. Well done AMC. :D I can only compare this to Stephen King mini series, except better. Now I wish all those old Stephen King mini series were actually given the full season treatment like this.

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  12. Premium needs to go. After the 1st dlc the only players left are premium players, most of which have no life and decent team balance usually goes out the window. I'd rather see a free map introduced once every month instead of a four map dlc pack with exclusive guns that you need to stay competitive.

    What i really want is a battlefield game that has the same mechanics as bf4. And screw planes. If the next battlefield game expects ppl to use permanently placed AA guns to take out planes I might not even buy it. I'm that sick of plane bomb spam. Westie says he hates random unavoidable deaths but didn't mention the planes when they are the primary issue imo. Endless explosion bomb spam. -_-;

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  13. This was a much darker marvel movie compared to everything else they've done. At the end of the movie, everyone was quiet and when the credits started some kid in the back seeing the disney logo said all loud: "This was a Disney move!?" XD


    I was not expecting so many characters to die off especially since I read weeks ago before that many movies are already slated to get sequels. How can there be a guardians of the galaxy 3 with just Rocket? Nah.. this is all going to be reversed some how. When Dr. Strange looked into a millions of possible outcomes from the future he saw one where they won. I'm guessing when he handed over the time stone to Thanos at that time, he was playing his role in that scenario. I watched some youtube videos and theories last night and what happened in the comics could easily happen in the movies because a certain character didn't get "dusted". I thought this movie might have been a 2 parter but since the title didn't say part 1 I figured everything would be concluded in this one movie.. but nope. It was a good movie overall. Thor and Spider-Man were the real focal point for me. That new Spider-Man tech suit was awesome and Thor went full god mode. lol. Surviving the power of a star incinerating him, only to moments later fighting Thanos's army and Thanos himself. Holy crap. That new axe/hammer is beastly especially since it can let him summon the bifrost at will now. The next movie will probably have some kind of redemption arc for Hulk. He got his ass kicked and refused to show up again.. wtf. Like a hermit crab hiding in his shell.


  14. The engine and mechanics of the first 2 games are rock solid. As long as the plot is good and there's a good supporting cast this game will be amazing. But... they can't do that exclusive time release bull shit again. That 1 year deal with Xbox was complete ass. Any game company that does that again will lose my business for life. I have a back log of games and will probably always have a back log, so if I kick one game company to the curb then fine, I have plenty of other games. I still haven't bought the latest final fantasy because of the tomb raider 1 year deal. Square Enix basically burned a bridge with me.