First Post! October 23, 2019

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Edward Snowden on Joe Rogan

Rogan gets some interesting guests. I don't religiously watch the show, but I look forward my YouTube recommendation algorithm getting ruined for a few weeks.

Hong Kong government withdraws extradition bill

The pro-democracy protestors may have a big win with this news

Shaq stands with Hong Kong protestors 

The Inside the NBA crew talked about the league's tricky relationship with China. Charles definitely defended LeBron and the players, while Shaq came out clearly in favor of free speech. The Lakers lost to the Clippers last night, so that is pretty great.


This game appears to be a mess.



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Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

From The Chatty
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    October 23, 2019 8:15 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, First Post! October 23, 2019

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      October 23, 2019 8:34 AM

      Lola looking stylish!

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      October 23, 2019 8:46 AM

      I really, really want someone to use the Nemesis System from Shadow of Mordor to make a pro wrestling game.

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        October 23, 2019 8:49 AM

        Dude, that sounds dope as hell.

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          October 23, 2019 8:53 AM

          You have no idea.

          The biggest problem with the Shadow games was that you could only interact with those orcs through murder. You'd get these great moments, and then you'd kill them. Sometimes they'd come back, and a story would emerge, but eventually they'd die.

          The better you got at the game, the more of those stories you (literally) killed off.

          So let's use the system in a genre where big personalities are a must and murder doesn't exist, or is very rare, or is literally used as a story device.

          Pro wrestling is perfect.

          I'm not sure if I'd want to control an individual guy walking up the ranks, or be the invisible CEO managing the whole stable. But both could be great in different ways!

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      October 23, 2019 12:23 PM


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        October 23, 2019 2:23 PM

        Shaq takes the only correct view. Yeah, sure, Morey was a little sloppy with the timing. But at the end of the day, we can't live our lives like we're ruled by the CCP if we happen to do business in China.

        Disappointed in Barkley: "You can call it selling, whatever, he's protecting his money!"

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          October 23, 2019 2:43 PM

          Yeah, I normally like Barkley's takes, but this is weak sauce. You can tell he has some Nike stock or options.

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          October 23, 2019 5:07 PM

          Barkley's take was terrible

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          October 23, 2019 5:15 PM

          I was like "Seriously? Charles "I'm Not A Role Model" Barkley all corporatised now, huh?"

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      October 23, 2019 12:28 PM

      TMWTB, what phrase to I search for on giphy to find your "disappointed at a baseball game" gif?

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