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I should have mentioned to always be safe about it in my comment, like Stab mentioned. Otherwise you'll regret it later.

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i remember a sex ed class a few years ago, when they were talking about diseases andcondoms etc.
then they said "but the only sure way of not getting diseases is abstinense, but that's no fun"

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The real danger is abstinence-only education. George W. Bush promised,

yeah, that's what i was thinking of when i asked, is that thing dead and buried now?

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I didn't know Revelations had cheats, but apparently it does: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQO9iQjFZUY&feature=g-u&context=G243f81aF...

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A good course on sexual education should cover three ways to prevent sexually transmitted diseases: abstinence, condoms, and monogamy. Of the three abstinence works the best (I mean actual abstinence, not a "pledge" that will be broken.) So I can see where they would at least mention abstinence in a sex ed class. It sounds like EA's class is also covering condoms and monogamy. That's good.

The real danger is abstinence-only education. George W. Bush promised, "My administration will elevate abstinence education from an afterthought to an urgent goal." and funding for abstinence-only education tripled from $73 million a year in 2001 to $204 million in 2008. Statistically, teens who take an abstinence pledge are more likely to practice unsafe sex and wind up pregnant or with STDs. To misquote Einstein, "You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for sex."

Very true. If you avoid a particular issue (in this case sex) and just blanket it by saying, "Don't do it," when it finally comes to facing the issue people, especially young people who have had everything hidden from them, won't have a clue what to do or how to be safe. It's almost like pretending sex doesn't exist and stigmatising it so people will avoid it, rather than warning people that it can be dangerous but if they take certain measures it will be fine.

This is why, despite being a Catholic, I disagree with certain Catholic teachings on modern-day issues such as sex; they just seem a bit out of touch with the real world. Puzzled

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I always thought abstinence should be, above all, a choice that the person makes for themselves. I don't think anything, from any aspects of education, should be pushed or forced on someone. Education is supposed to educate. Inform. Provide knowledge. What you choose to do with that knowledge should be of your own volition.

Making people overly paranoid about something isn't good either.

Making them aware of risks is perfect, they can decide what to do armed with that knowledge.

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I feel like this just turned into an after-school special.

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Ugh. You know, in-game, you perform something amazing, you're like: "wow, if I only had recorded that!" and then you know how to do it and setup your recording equipment and you constantly fail?
Worst thing is, it has a setup time of nearly 10 minutes. >.<

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Ugh. You know, in-game, you perform something amazing, you're like: "wow, if I only had recorded that!" and then you know how to do it and setup your recording equipment and you constantly fail?
Worst thing is, it has a setup time of nearly 10 minutes. >.<

This happens to me with FRAPS, it feels like hell, I can only imagine how much worse it is when you actually have to set things up to record from a console.

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It's a matter of linking the Xbox to a DVD player, but it's more the not getting it that pisses me off.

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Its worse when I do it online, I know I cant just set it up again. I have done so much stuff online that is better than what I have recorded. I think I just play worse when im recording even if I dont plan on using the footage. I remember recording 4 games in a row and just getting frustrated, then I played a round without recording and got 10k in wanted without using abilities...

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Same with me, Jack. Whether it's myself or another person recording (or just in the room) I can't do as well as I do when I'm alone, not being watched. I think it's an unconscious preference. We get too nervous about screwing up and wasting footage that we can't pull off the amazing things we usually do.

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Ok, consel wars. the dumpest debate EVAAARRR.

Seriously. I go on youtube, there are tons of videos debating on why pc gaming sucks, why it is the best. Why consels are better,why they suck. But no,it can't end at pc x consel...they try and compare both the current gen consels.WTF.

This just proves how ungreatful some people are. The world should be lucky we have technoligy and people who are good at working with it. people need to learn how not to compare, and just be greatful on what they have and don't F*CKING HATE!! on something thhey hardly don't now sh*t on.

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Agree with EzioAltair. The only reason I have a PS3 is that, well, that's the one my brother got me.
No complaints. Although I've been with Sony for years, I own an Xbox 1 and once I re-acquire a nice telemarketing job (surprisingly good at it :/) I'll probably get a 360 because most of my friends are on it.

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I'm seriously considering buying a PS3 if only to play the Jak and Daxter HD remakes. My favorite game to ever come out for the PS2.

PS3 has no games Innocent

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I pretty much loved Sony, but when the PS3 released it was too expensive so I preferred to buy a 360 instead. I regret nothing. Many times I still wish I had a PS3 (FLAE mentioned one of the main reasons for it), but I prefer the online community on Xbox.
Still, I consider PC to be the best of them. It has much more capacity and you can customize your capacity from the advance settings to an infinite number of mods you can install.

As to the Wii... well, I'm still kind of dissapointed with it, although the momentsI was playin both Zeldas and Super Smash Bros. with a bunch of friends were glorious.

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[On the meaning of BAMF]i figured it was something similar to a MILF

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Jack made a post earlier in this thread commenting on how he hated all the hand-holding in ACR. Watch this video, I think it touches on some points regarding that issue in not just Assassin's Creed, but modern gaming in general*:

*GTA IV is notorious for rampant hand-holding throughout the entire game and in literally every mission, by the way.

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Yeah im replaying GTA IV again (came home still a bit high and it seemed amazing at the time...) but I cant seem to get into it. I have made the minimap blips only so that I can look at the game instead of the map all day.

As for console wars, they tick me off a lot. People should just be glad they live in a country that can afford that stuff. In fact most of my videos with the high view counts are high because the comments are just filled with people bitching about consoles.

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So last week I noticed the huge price drop on Rayman Origins and decided to buy it from Amazon.com. For no apparent reason my credit card was being declined over and over again until it finally worked.

Today I get an e-mail saying that my order has been shipped BUT to a wrong address that I don't use, even thou I especified that I wanted it delivered to another address and it even appeared on the detailed info of my order.
Amazon Customer Service guy told me there wasn't really anything they could do according to their policy.

Even thou it was only $30 I'm still kind of sad over this, and considering the address belongs to a certain company I don't know how whoever receives the package will react. But mostly I'm saddened because it was a gift for my special someone.

Now I have no money and no present so I'm not sure what I'm going to do.

I feel a little better now Smile

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[On the meaning of BAMF]i figured it was something similar to a MILF

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There, there. *pats Pty James on the shoulder*

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If you specified which address to send the game to before it ships, then that's the company's fault. They should send you a new one for free for terrible service.

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That's the company's fault. They should send you a new one for free for terrible service.

Exactly. You have the order confirmation with your correct address. If for some reason they can't deliver there, then at minimum they owe you a refund. Amazon is usually good about these things.

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It seems it was me who made the mistake. The addres I entered was the billing address, but the package was sent to "my personal address" to the offices of Microsoft in California. Hopefully they'll send the package back to the company. Gah! How I didn't see it!

Please don't laugh at me Tired

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[On the meaning of BAMF]i figured it was something similar to a MILF

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Oh, well that's a simple mistake. They ask for billing and shipping addresses. Thankfully, I've mostly had them both the same, so I don't usually worry about that. There was one time where I made a mistake and it was sent to the wrong place. It happens. They should make it clearer somehow. When customers see "Address", we assume (most of the time) that it's where to ship the product.

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It seems it was me who made the mistake. The addres I entered was the billing address, but the package was sent to "my personal address" to the offices of Microsoft in California. Hopefully they'll send the package back to the company. Gah! How I didn't see it!

Please don't laugh at me Tired

Well something happend like that to a friend of mine. Except he was on the reciving end. It was a halo eddition xbox and halo 1-3....i think.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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Pty James wrote:
It seems it was me who made the mistake. The addres I entered was the billing address, but the package was sent to "my personal address" to the offices of Microsoft in California. Hopefully they'll send the package back to the company. Gah! How I didn't see it!

Please don't laugh at me Tired

Would it be worth phoning the offices just to let them know that a package that is supposed to be for you will arrive there? You could politely ask them to return it and then hope for the best...? Smile

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So today,my friend was worring about something and was scared to go into the lunch room. When i asked him why. It was because he owes a bully $2. 2 f*cking dollars. Ofcourse, he didn't have the money so he spent the hole lunch block worring about being spotted by the guy.

Sh*t like this that makes me hope the world ends.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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FUCK YOU, FIREFOX
Don't fucking open on me only to crash when I open more than a single fucking tab. >.<

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I just happen to be on Firefox right now. *gulp*

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Megaupload is gone. A moment of silence, in memoriam.

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From what I've read about the penalties of SOPA, I'm wondering if any of us who uploaded AC videos will get that ridiculous 5 year sentence. T_T

If it passes, I'm not removing anything.

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....for america.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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Ubisoft is generally very supportive of AC fan vids/art. They featured a few MP vids on their Twitter.

I think there won't be much of a problem.

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I also have fan art online of superheroes and stuff like that. Whether it ends up not being a big deal or it becomes a VERY big deal, I just won't take anything down no matter what. FIGHT THE POWER! WOO!

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I also have fan art online of superheroes and stuff like that. Whether it ends up not being a big deal or it becomes a VERY big deal, I just won't take anything down no matter what. FIGHT THE POWER! WOO!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PaoLy7PHwk

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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From what I've read about the penalties of SOPA, I'm wondering if any of us who uploaded AC videos will get that ridiculous 5 year sentence.

Congressman Lamar Smith (SOPA author) already violated SOPA by using a copyrighted photograph on his website without permission. Today Smith withdrew the bill. SOPA is dead, at least for now.

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It'll be back, most likely with a new name and/or new idiot backing the bill.

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It'll be back, most likely with a new name and/or new idiot backing the bill.

... Warren Vidic is his name. Crazy

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I was thinking the same,DAZ.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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I'm really disliking these online passes associated with games now. I first noticed it with ACR's uplay passport. Then Battlefield 3 required one. Now Mass Effect 3. If I bought these games and already pay a fee for Xbox Live Gold, I don't want to have to pay for a new pass to play with my friends if it's used. Be thankful I even considered buying your product.

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Stabguy, Aurel, Ian and Jack...
Screw you for getting me into this business! I spent three quarters of an hour doing the same jump over and over again instead of sleeping in my bed. I got it right exactly 5 times. And once I make the jump, I still have to figure where to go from there and since I only got it 5 times, that still leaves a lot to be tried out, even on a patch where Altaïr can barely stand. >.<
I can't wait until I get it, it's going to be so awesome. But then I have to record it, which will take me another million tries. Hard work, this whole business with Assassin's Creed In-Depth is.

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D.C.A.S is this week. Crying

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I assume you're talking about some area exploit (glitch out of city or some other place? Or perhaps an area exploit in an assassination mission?).

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I'm really disliking these online passes associated with games now. I first noticed it with ACR's uplay passport. Then Battlefield 3 required one. Now Mass Effect 3. If I bought these games and already pay a fee for Xbox Live Gold, I don't want to have to pay for a new pass to play with my friends if it's used. Be thankful I even considered buying your product.

The games come with online passes already, you're not paying any additional for multiplayer. The online passcode is on a pamphlet that sits on the inside cover of the game where the manual usually is. If it gets lost or you didn't look for it at all, that's on you, not the company.

Also, in my opinion, this idea is a very good one in terms of combating piracy and the creation of fake game disks like I used to do. Companies may not be able to stop their games from being stolen, but they can still ensure you pay something like ten dollars to at least play their game online. Besides, EA Games is the only developer I've seen implement this idea with their titles, so it's nothing to get upset about.

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I understand why they're doing it, but it's inconvenient for a lot of people. Especially for those that somehow lose the code (I know a friend who lost his ACR pass; turns out his friend stole it because they bought it used without a code and decided to snatch my friend's one day). Sure, my friend wasn't in a rush for the multiplayer, but they were going to get to it eventually.

The companies don't think about the convenience of just buying it and playing. They just focus on the lost $1000 from their $35.6 million they made.

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Am I the only person that believes the Dark Brotherhood's storyline was much better than that of ACB and ACR? How disappointing is it that only a fraction of the massive game that is Skyrim ended up being better than a new title from an extremely popular franchise? I think that speaks both to how incredible Skyrim is as well as how disappointing Assassin's Creed has been over the last two years...

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It's because the genius behind AC (Patrice Desilets) left and Ubisoft is milking the franchise too much for its own good.

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I assume you're talking about some area exploit (glitch out of city or some other place? Or perhaps an area exploit in an assassination mission?).

Yeah, it's an area exploit to get on the walls of Acre (and eventually beyond), but I haven't been able to get it to work (yet). Was thinking I could try and make William quit his job. Tongue

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That's what you get for trying to beat me to it...
Anyway, I did try for a bit. If you instant kill William the city gates are open because you aren't under city alert, but since the scene didn't end the game doesn't think you already did the mission. And Damascus also has double gates. I have other ideas for breaching though, but for now I'm sticking with Jerusalem.

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I didn't mention it, but I did instant kill William. Might just as well tell everything I've found now. Tongue
So I tried the invisible kill you mentioned, which left the gates open as well, since it doesn't even start the scene. Upon exiting, I got the screen that asks if you really want to leave.
At that point I noticed that the icon for the Kingdom was flashing as an objective, so I went there. I went on to Jerusalem, where the bureau icon was flashing. I then did Majd's investigations and assassination (planning speedruns ftw, took me only like 10 minutes Tongue) and skipped to Masyaf. After the talk to Al Mualim, the icon for where he stands was an objective. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to initiate a second conversation, even after leaving Masyaf and then returning.
Then I moved back to Acre and re-started William's assassination.
William stayed put, acting as he normally would. However, there were only three guards instead of the usual troupe, so I used my throwing knives to clear the area and then killed William, remaining anonymous after, so I got something. Laughing out loud

As for breaching, it's near the gates, you can get up on those pillars along the wall. I was also thinking about superjump, but the most promising location I had in mind doesn't work. Not to mention, I'm shit at superjump. Tongue

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