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(WXII Winston-Salem)   How addicted have we become to video games? So addicted not to even care that a tornado is right in your neighborhood, ripping off roofs as well as ripping the house next door clear off its foundation   ( wxii12.com) divider line
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2018-04-17 12:32:02 AM  
The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.
 
2018-04-17 12:51:06 AM  
"We" means that everyone is a teenage boy now?
 
2018-04-17 03:06:05 AM  

davidphogan: "We" means that everyone is a teenage boy now?


I hope so. There are some things I really want to do over.
 
2018-04-17 03:36:59 AM  
Very tempting, this fortnite game thing.  I should try it.
 
2018-04-17 03:43:59 AM  

Ghastly: The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.


He was probably on his cell? Tower was far enough away?
 
2018-04-17 03:45:16 AM  

fusillade762: davidphogan: "We" means that everyone is a teenage boy now?

I hope so. There are some things I really want to do over.


Yeah . I made some choices like this young fella that somehow worked out ok but would do different if I could.
 
2018-04-17 03:49:18 AM  
Worst. Cutscene. Ever.
 
2018-04-17 03:54:44 AM  
It's not that he's addicted to the game, it's just that he can't stop playing.
 
2018-04-17 03:56:21 AM  

englaja: Worst. Cutscene. Ever.


Not even close, this is:

Fallout New Vegas intro bug
Youtube ToKIkw3LIoQ
 
2018-04-17 04:00:52 AM  
Teen does dumb thing involving latest silly fad!

News at.. .well... never if the Universe were being run on sanity....
 
2018-04-17 04:05:36 AM  
That is the dumbest thing I have read in a while.  And I pray for humanity.

The reporter had to file the article just to make a point.
 
2018-04-17 04:06:50 AM  

Ghastly: Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.


You might be surprised at how surgical, for lack of another word, tornadoes can be.

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2018-04-17 04:09:57 AM  
It isn't dumb.  Well, no dumber than what has always been done, for ages and ages.  Don't misidentify this as stupidity.  This is the Human Condition in action.

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2018-04-17 04:10:46 AM  

Cpl.D: Very tempting, this fortnite game thing.  I should try it.


I watched it being played a bit. No interest in playing it myself, really.
 
2018-04-17 04:16:25 AM  
See, there are benefits to living in yo mamma's basement.
 
2018-04-17 04:18:18 AM  

Cpl.D: englaja: Worst. Cutscene. Ever.

Not even close, this is:

[YouTube video: Fallout New Vegas intro bug]


Given that the Courier had been shot in the head, buried alive, and "fixed up" by some country doc, I'm not so sure that's unreasonable.
 
2018-04-17 04:20:05 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Ghastly: Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.

You might be surprised at how surgical, for lack of another word, tornadoes can be.

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Washington, IL (18 Nov 2013)


That.  I was streaming SG1 during a tornado the day before...likely from the same storm system that caused the tornado in the article.

Also, if you live in the South....you kind of get numb to tornado warnings.  For an example, take this month -- except for 18ish hours, I've been under some form of tornado watch or warning.  Unless it sounds like a train is about drive through my wall I don't bother taking precautions like "duck and cover", "bathtub mattress sandwich", or "f*ck I need to clean my closet, there's no place to hide".  Hell, I'm likely to be outside in a chair watching thunderstorms that cause tornados...it is called a tornado watch after all.
 
2018-04-17 04:20:49 AM  
'Knock it off, storm, I'm Healing this raid.. they need me.'
 
2018-04-17 04:37:11 AM  

Ghastly: The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.


That was my first thought too. Frankly I'm envious of his power/internet connection.
 
2018-04-17 04:44:41 AM  
In a world where drinking, smoking, and binge-watching entire series of Netflix shows in one sitting are normalized and boasted about.... why are video games the insidious vice here?

File them next to "millennials" and "hipsters" in the scapegoat cabinet, I guess. Ugh.

/rant over. DNRTFA.
 
2018-04-17 04:49:18 AM  

Nidiot: Ghastly: The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.

That was my first thought too. Frankly I'm envious of his power/internet connection.


It's because it's the South.  We just had a good majority of our power infrastructure rebuilt due to winter ice storms so it hasn't had time to become shiatty and degraded to the point where a swift wind will knock it out.
 
2018-04-17 04:49:20 AM  
Subby's logic: Someone did something stupid. Ergo, everyone is stupid. Film at 11.
 
2018-04-17 04:57:14 AM  
He checked the map.  He was in the circle.  It's all good.
 
2018-04-17 05:08:16 AM  
I'm really dirty with Fortnite. I was one of the rubes that actually paid money to effectively beta test this game last year. I'm not into battle royale games, so I mostly played the pve Save The World mode which was going great. Lots of fun. then my Founders Pack (pinatas) ran out and I basically lost the ability to power up my character\weapons unless I paid more money for more packs. fark that shiat

/rant over
 
2018-04-17 05:10:25 AM  

Ghastly: The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.


Sometime during the 1950's, they decided it would be smart to bury power, phone, gas and water lines so cars and weather wouldn't take them out.
 
2018-04-17 05:59:35 AM  

davidphogan: "We" means that everyone is a teenage boy now?


Speak for yourself. I'm waiting for the new Candy Crush levels to come out because I've reached the end - and I'm an old retired binner in my 60s.
 
2018-04-17 06:02:21 AM  

PaulWellstoneII: Ghastly: The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.

Sometime during the 1950's, they decided it would be smart to bury power, phone, gas and water lines so cars and weather wouldn't take them out.


Smart, but also more expensive, so while new developments are required to bury power lines, we still have power lines above ground and available for destruction by almost anything.
 
2018-04-17 06:13:39 AM  
Never let this kid babysit!
 
2018-04-17 06:13:53 AM  

PaulWellstoneII: Ghastly: The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.

Sometime during the 1950's, they decided it would be smart to bury power, phone, gas and water lines so cars and weather wouldn't take them out.


Depends on where you live. It's much easier and cheaper to work with raised lines and it's not like all or even most of the lines come down in a storm. I've lived in three states and never had buried lines.
 
2018-04-17 06:15:37 AM  

UsikFark: PaulWellstoneII: Ghastly: The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.

Sometime during the 1950's, they decided it would be smart to bury power, phone, gas and water lines so cars and weather wouldn't take them out.

Depends on where you live. It's much easier and cheaper to work with raised lines and it's not like all or even most of the lines come down in a storm. I've lived in three states and never had buried lines.


Our family buried the lines between the house and the telephone poll ourselves, but the polls are still there.
 
2018-04-17 06:25:33 AM  

Alphax: UsikFark: PaulWellstoneII: Ghastly: The kind in white in the background stole the show. Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.

Sometime during the 1950's, they decided it would be smart to bury power, phone, gas and water lines so cars and weather wouldn't take them out.

Depends on where you live. It's much easier and cheaper to work with raised lines and it's not like all or even most of the lines come down in a storm. I've lived in three states and never had buried lines.

Our family buried the lines between the house and the telephone poll ourselves, but the polls are still there.


You must love telephone polls if you had a special line put in ;)
 
2018-04-17 07:07:19 AM  
Was he on PC, PS4, Xbox, or phone?... this is important !...

/ just wait til he gets hooked on (new, free) 'Radical Heights'... now with deployable dummies!
NEW Battle Royale Game Radical Heights! 🔴 Radical Heights Duos Gameplay
Youtube MHxSrlYoTJk
 
2018-04-17 07:20:44 AM  
He moved into a room without exterior windows, which is literally the one and only step in tornado safety. There would be zero increase in safety in stopping playing (even "paying attention" does nothing to help in a tornado) and pretty much anyone raised in the alley does the same thing.

Get off the kid's back, other than playing up his dedication to the match because its funny he's fine.
 
2018-04-17 07:28:37 AM  

Smoking GNU: Cpl.D: Very tempting, this fortnite game thing.  I should try it.

I watched it being played a bit. No interest in playing it myself, really.


2nd Fortnite thread in as many days.  I DRTFA, but I'm assuming you are correct.  It IS the new hotness.

If you were to look at it from my perspective, you'd see that there was a predecessor called PUBG, which was WILDLY popular for a while there.  Maybe not the first time one of these game models came out, but certainly the most popular.

Then out of nowhere, Fortnite comes along.  It's the exact same model, but simplified and a little more campy.  It took PUBG right off the map - out of the game, to make another irresistible pun.

Now I don't know that what I'm stating is a fact.  I'm only relaying what I saw from my son and his friends.  I'd like to think that a pack of 19 year olds is a pretty good measure for these things.
 
2018-04-17 07:57:18 AM  

durbnpoisn: Smoking GNU: Cpl.D: Very tempting, this fortnite game thing.  I should try it.

I watched it being played a bit. No interest in playing it myself, really.

2nd Fortnite thread in as many days.  I DRTFA, but I'm assuming you are correct.  It IS the new hotness.

If you were to look at it from my perspective, you'd see that there was a predecessor called PUBG, which was WILDLY popular for a while there.  Maybe not the first time one of these game models came out, but certainly the most popular.

Then out of nowhere, Fortnite comes along.  It's the exact same model, but simplified and a little more campy.  It took PUBG right off the map - out of the game, to make another irresistible pun.

Now I don't know that what I'm stating is a fact.  I'm only relaying what I saw from my son and his friends.  I'd like to think that a pack of 19 year olds is a pretty good measure for these things.


It doesn't help PUBG that it costs $30 and runs like garbage where as Fortnite is free and runs a bit better.
 
2018-04-17 08:06:05 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Ghastly: Also, how the hell was he able to maintain an internet connection during a tornado. You'd think the power and phone lines would be down if the tornado is ripping the roof off your house, flipping vans, and lifting your neighbours house off its foundation.

You might be surprised at how surgical, for lack of another word, tornadoes can be.

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Washington, IL (18 Nov 2013)


God hated the sinners on the even side of Elm Street, then took a left...
 
2018-04-17 08:08:44 AM  

daffy: Never let this kid babysit!


Yeah, he'd probably object to carrying your kid during a match...Junior's DPS is really not up to par, frankly...
 
2018-04-17 08:32:47 AM  
I'm pretty sure that if our smoke detectors were blaring and I yelled "get out of the house, there's a fire," the reply from my 12-year old would be "hold on, I'm in the last 10."
 
2018-04-17 08:36:45 AM  
At least he would die doing what he liked.
 
2018-04-17 08:48:23 AM  

durbnpoisn: Then out of nowhere, Fortnite comes along.  It's the exact same model, but simplified and a little more campy.  It took PUBG right off the map - out of the game, to make another irresistible pun.


There are 1.8 million people playing PUBG on the PC right now.
 
2018-04-17 09:11:39 AM  
Should have built into the mountain. Of course, then you have to deal with bug infestations.

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2018-04-17 09:34:24 AM  

PirateKing: Should have built into the mountain. Of course, then you have to deal with bug infestations.

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+1 for the Rimworld reference
 
2018-04-17 10:07:50 AM  
Am I the only one who read the headline as tomato?

This story would be funnier if it were a tomato ripping apart homes...
 
2018-04-17 10:17:04 AM  
So a tornado is ripping apart houses all around him but he somehow still had power and an internet connection?
 
2018-04-17 10:17:34 AM  

Cpl.D: Very tempting, this fortnite game thing.  I should try it.


Yeah, so the mobile version must be ok after all, then.  This is intriguing.
 
2018-04-17 10:18:56 AM  

abhorrent1: So a tornado is ripping apart houses all around him but he somehow still had power and an internet connection?


You people are like my dad who still thinks his dell mini tower is cutting edge.
 
2018-04-17 10:21:09 AM  
"Teens and video games!  Teens and video games!"

Thread Aside:
At point a few years ago, I read a comment where someone made a comment about how "someone in their 40's should grow up and shouldn't be playing video games!"  When I read that comment, at that point, I realized that I had been playing video games as a past-time / hobby / escape for over 35 years.  I then concluded that that it isn't a 'fad habit' on my part and doubt it will go away anytime soon.

I guess I am the awkward age of loving video games but not really being too enthusiastic for 'team play' games (bit o' World of Tanks an World of Warships, that's it) and completely cannot comprehend that 'e-Sports' competitions are a thing.
 
2018-04-17 10:32:45 AM  

ObscureNameHere: "Teens and video games!  Teens and video games!"

Thread Aside:
At point a few years ago, I read a comment where someone made a comment about how "someone in their 40's should grow up and shouldn't be playing video games!"  When I read that comment, at that point, I realized that I had been playing video games as a past-time / hobby / escape for over 35 years.  I then concluded that that it isn't a 'fad habit' on my part and doubt it will go away anytime soon.

I guess I am the awkward age of loving video games but not really being too enthusiastic for 'team play' games (bit o' World of Tanks an World of Warships, that's it) and completely cannot comprehend that 'e-Sports' competitions are a thing.


I'll be 42 in a month, and I play Overwatch and Fortnight on the regular. It's fun... even if the best I've ever placed in Fortnight was 4th with 6 kills...

I just don't play competatively...
 
2018-04-17 10:34:17 AM  

hashtag.acronym: durbnpoisn:...  It took PUBG right off the map - out of the game, to make another irresistible pun.

Now I don't know that what I'm stating is a fact.  I'm only relaying what I saw from my son and his friends.  I'd like to think that a pack of 19 year olds is a pretty good measure for these things.
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It doesn't help PUBG that it costs $30 and runs like garbage where as Fortnite is free and runs a bit better.
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If they like(d) PUBG, then they'll be thrilled when Islands of Nyne is in full release.  Its much better, imo.
(sample video of Islands of Nyne closed Alpha play)
Ruuuun! 🏝️ Islands of Nyne Battle Royale Alpha Gameplay
Youtube MNKEmZ0pF3U
 
2018-04-17 10:42:20 AM  

nanim: hashtag.acronym: durbnpoisn:...  It took PUBG right off the map - out of the game, to make another irresistible pun.

Now I don't know that what I'm stating is a fact.  I'm only relaying what I saw from my son and his friends.  I'd like to think that a pack of 19 year olds is a pretty good measure for these things.
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It doesn't help PUBG that it costs $30 and runs like garbage where as Fortnite is free and runs a bit better.
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If they like(d) PUBG, then they'll be thrilled when Islands of Nyne is in full release.  Its much better, imo.
(sample video of Islands of Nyne closed Alpha play)
[Youtube MNKEmZ0pF3U image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/MNKEmZ0p​F3U]


Ewww tracers. Screw that. I love the realism of trying to locate where bullets are coming from in PUBG.
 
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