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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,690 (as of September 8, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!

      Welcome former GAFers!   10/21/2017

      I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome any and all "refugees" from NeoGAF who may have discovered our humble little site as a result of the ongoing "situation" over at NeoGAF.   Feel free to check us out and if you like, join our small but interesting community!

      So you're new to DayOnePatch - please read this!   10/21/2017

      First of all, a warm, hearty WELCOME to DayOnePatch - we're REALLY pleased to have you here!   I mean that most sincerely!   Our site was founded in late 2010 when a bunch of people from the IGN forums got sick and tired of IGN being IGN and decided to create a brand new community under the name BadCartridge.  We operated under that name for a few years until there was a change in ownership which resulted in a change to the current name that we have now.  Since then, we've had a couple of owners before I assumed ownership of the site in mid-2016 and here we are today.   I guess I'd better say a word or two about our rules.  Look, here's the deal:  you are probably a sentient human being with a modicum of social skills so you probably have an idea of what is acceptable to say to another sentient human being with a modicum of social skills.  If what you are about to post gives you some pause as to whether you would say in in real life, then you probably shouldn't post it.  In other words, DON'T. BE. AN. ASSHOLE.  It's not that hard!  While we have a damned fine mod team, all disciplinary actions are ultimately my decision as the Supreme High Chancellor (catchy title, eh?  I came up with it myself!) of DayOnePatch.   Now that the unpleasant stuff is over, let's talk about the great things we have.  Well, we have a very semi-regular podcast!   We LOVE having members of our community as guests on the podcast, so if you don't mind having your voice transmitted to DOZENS of people, then let us know if you'd like to be a guest.   We have a Discord server for you to chat in -real-time of if you want to use the voice-chat capabilities for games or just shoot the breeze.  We have two requests: (a) PM me for an invite to the server. (b) If your Discord name is different than your D1P name, then you MUST tell me your Discord name before you receive an invite.   We have a Steam Community Group! http://steamcommunity.com/groups/day1patch# Yes, I know the title still says "Bad Cartridge" and that's because Valve doesn't allow name changes to Steam groups because Valve is stupid.   But the thing that I'm most proud of is the Announcement that you see at the top of the page.  http://www.dayonepatch.com/index.php?/announcement/40-d1p-2017-charity-campaign-for-the-life-you-can-save-1690-as-of-september-8-2017/ For this year, this community has donated nearly $1,700 to organizations that are trying to improve the lives of people in the developing world.  It is a true testament to the character of the individuals of this community that they've given to this project (as well as many, many others) freely and without expectation of anything in return.  Because of this, I'm honored and humbled to be a part of this community.   In closing, we're really glad you're here (feel free to bring other friends too!) and let's have a helluva lot of fun! 


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  1. To be honest, it wouldn't surprise me if their only reason for doing this is to get pilots back into the service, as there's a huge shortage, and the military has been trying really hard to pilfer them back from civilian airlines.
  2. Fortunately, I'm completely safe. I mean, let's be honest. What possible use could they possibly have for a special operations counterintelligence officer who is fluent in Korean?
  3. I bought it during the beta. Now, just waiting for the Nov 13 release so I can play the single player game.
  4. As the title says, I bought Battlefront II last week (it releases on November 13) and played the beta for a few hours. This morning, someone managed to hack my account, changed my password and then changed my email address. So I was on chat with EA this morning to get it resolved. So, now I have massive extra security features on the account set up, including (if I remember correctly) Arnold Schwarzeneger shows up at the door if someone attempts to change the password. So, we'll see how long this account lasts. This is my second account with EA, as the first one can't be recovered to buy anything with it because it was hacked during a period of time when I wasn't playing any games made by EA. I am looking forward to playing Battlefront II with (hopefully) an account I actually control. I will say one thing, though. The customer service person on chat was extremely helpful, something I've experienced before with EA.
  5. Well, how else are we going to remember our history? I'm so waiting for that argument to emerge, if it hasn't already.
  6. Historically, the process for handling the family of a deceased soldier is to treat the family as a sincere part of the military, that you're talking to people who are literally a part of much higher level of family. Trump's problem is that he saw this as an unwanted obligation (his whole conversation even before he decided to address this family's loss). Because he revealed such crappy insight into how he would handle a military loss ("I might write them or I might call them. I don't know." or something like that), when he finally did do what is a presidential responsibility, it sounds like he went into it with the same attitude he does when he decides to fire a bunch of people during a bankruptcy he causes. The guy has absolutely no compassion or empathy for anyone, and whenever he's called on it, he basically lashes out and makes things worse, because he also doesn't have an on/off switch or even a volume control. I don't doubt for an instant that he said exactly what's being reported. It's his M.O. He cares for no one but himself. That's never going to change.
  7. I was at Maxis when EA acquired it and slowly started draining it of resources. At the end, I was moved to EA, and it was such a different atmosphere. Programmers jumped ship almost immediately, and Wright was sidelined so badly that Maxis was practically a memory rather than a studio. The last project I worked on was The Sims (the original) right before they decided they wanted me to work on Xena and Madden as well. The separation of Maxis from EA was promised but within months completely obliterated.
  8. The problem with that is that for the rest of time Trump is now completely protected by the Secret Service. Even if they impeach him and throw him out of office. No one can even get close to him now, so my hope that some senator might just deck him one day in the Oval Office or in Congress is never going to happen.
  9. We've got to be really close to "missiles have been launched" by now. And I'm not even saying this as a joke.
  10. My favorite comment during a recent Twitter war about John McCain is when some woman was responding to a comment that McCain was a prisoner of war. She stated something to the effect of: "McCain wasn't a POW. He stayed at the Hanoi Hilton the whole time!"
  11. There is actually a process for airing grievances. It's slow, and it's cumbersome, but it is designed that way to maintain discipline in the ranks. Otherwise, the military would be run by chaos. With his "solution", he was never going to get anyone to listen to him. He would have walked to another post, been arrested there for AWOL (or desertion depending upon how long it took him to get there), and that would have been the end of it. He would have gotten at least some type of hearing through an inspector general, or at least jumping one step through the chain of command. I doubt he would have gotten the results he wanted, but at least he would have done it legally and not be facing jail for the rest of his life. It sounds very much like he had mental problems long before he joined the Army, and that's pretty much the fault of recruiters for pushing a need to fill numbers more than making sure they were getting fit soldiers to serve. He washed out of the Coast Guard because of mental issues, so that should have at least been a sign.
  12. Tom Price resigns as HHS secretary.

    Here's why this stuff gets really frustrating. We post this stuff, and the critics of the administration read it constantly, but his base will NEVER see any of this stuff because they watch and listen to media that refuses to report any of these inconsistencies. To this base group of supporters, they have no clue that he's as bad as he is, and whenever confronted with it, they buy the narrative that it's just liberals trying to do in the president because he is "shaking things up in Washington."
  13. So, wait a minute. Are you all trying to imply that people who are abducted by aliens and told the secrets of the universe shouldn't run for office?