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Red Dead Redemption Getting Double and Triple XP For the Holidays
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From midnight eastern time this evening through until January 2nd 2012, Rockstar is laying on boosted XP in Red Dead Redemption, rewarding multiplayer activity across all game modes in the seminal open-world western.

There'll be double XP for Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and obviously the GOTY Edition too, with triple XP promised for the holiday weekends, which means playing on Xmas Eve and Xmas Day or New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will net you three times the experience points.

So this Xmas you can give the gift of rough justice to the denizens of Red Dead's frontiers, with some buckshot to the face. Merry Xmas, ya lily-livered prairie dogs!

[Via Rockstar News Wire]


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Comment #1 by 123yhman
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 11:35:33 AM
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Might have to join in the double xD fun :p

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Comment #2 by OmarStyles9
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 11:37:02 AM
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How dare you call us sons of bitches, you piece of shit!!!

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Comment #3 by LickableLemons7
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 11:37:31 AM
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Wow. All the more reason to play RDR. But the singleplayer kicks multiplayer's ass and hands it to it on a silver platter. I wonder if Rockstar will make more singleplayer like Undead nightmare...but I kind of doubt it, the GOTY edition was released a few months ago...

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Comment #4 by metallicorphan
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 11:41:40 AM
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Merry Triple XP-mas :p

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Comment #5 by 123yhman
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 11:44:53 AM
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Comment #6 by ViNyLek
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 11:45:35 AM
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First I need to buy a new disc after leaving mine inside the tray of console I returned. I have Undead pack that I bought on sale and can't even try it..=(

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Comment #7 by Richie82 [STAFF]
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 11:53:43 AM
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@2 - It was just some playful cowboy talk. Apologies if anyone's really offended.

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Comment #8 by i got squeezed
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 12:03:55 PM
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@ 7 I think he was joking too.

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Comment #9 by Richie82 [STAFF]
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 12:27:34 PM
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@8 - Wasn't too sure, so I've changed it, just to be on the safe side =P I'm not out to offend.

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Comment #10 by EnteredDanny
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 01:05:10 PM
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Damn, just now that I spend the Christmas with my family... maybe I can sneak out...

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Comment #11 by Andreas_loel
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 02:01:04 PM
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If you call people sons of bitches im not offended, most guys in the comment sections are sob's

Nice for people that still havent hit 50 though with some exp to help

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Comment #12 by its delicious
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 02:03:57 PM
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How dare you call us prairie dogs, you son of a biscuit?

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Comment #13 by Rickmassacre
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 03:35:38 PM
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One of my favorite games of all time, still havent got all the achievements 850/1500 hopefully this'll make me stop being lazy and get to lvl 50 online (finally)

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Comment #14 by PuttyGod
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 03:58:49 PM
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Didn't think this game really needed so many XP weekends...

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Comment #15 by ConfederateSuga
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 06:57:38 PM
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@9 I'm offended by the description on the main page. How are you going to take the Lord's name in vain on a post about Christmas? Even as sarcastic humor, it shows poor taste and I lost a little respect for the site staff from that. Even if your religious views aren't that of a Christian nature, what right have you to poke fun at those who do have such views? You don't hear me saying "fuck Vishnu" or "Buddha damn it" or "for Allah's sake", nor would I. People use the GD phrase too loosely these days and I think it shows poor taste and a lack of respect for one's beliefs. To me, it's like approaching a Jew and saying "so how bout that Hitler?". That's a bit extreme, but I'm really getting irked by this. Even if you don't believe in God, or any other deity, it doesn't give you the right to freely use the GD phrase or any other variation of using the Lord's name in vain. Think before you fucking type or talk, people, or just keep your comments to yourselves.

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Comment #16 by Dodgyknees
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 07:14:50 PM
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@15 shut up, Pillock.

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Comment #17 by ConfederateSuga
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 07:21:30 PM
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@16 Real mature. As I said, you wouldn't approach a Jew and say "what about all the 'good' things Hitler did?" or a homosexual and trash them and call them wastes of life because they're not consumating, would you? Religion is a lifestyle choice, so don't recant and say it's different, because it's not. I show nothing but tolerance to everyone I meet and expect the same level of civility in return. This freedom of speech mentality is getting out-of-hand when it comes to this. If you're not a Christian, what fucking right have you to even take the Lord's name in vain? You don't. It shows how intolerant you truly are of people's views and you void your own rights to call yourself a tolerant person.

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Comment #18 by bigbawz
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 07:38:19 PM
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@15 Think you are reading too much into it dude.No offence was intended by that description,i believe that is the way they spoke in the days of the wild west and red dead redemption is a wild west game.

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Comment #19 by ConfederateSuga
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 07:47:49 PM
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@18 I know his intentions aren't of a hatred, I'm not blind. I get the theme, aswell. It's just the way it was worded. "Merry GD Christmas". If you don't see how a Christian would take offense to that, then I don't know what else to say :-/. There are a LOT of other ways that could've been worded was all I was getting at lol.

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Comment #20 by secretkaos187
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 08:03:51 PM
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Merry Xmas then for all you sensitive people posting!!!! I just imagined in my head "THE DUKE" sayin it.

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Comment #21 by stianpuz
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 08:29:43 PM
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@19 yeah a christian with absolute zero sense of humour would take offense to that, jeez. your to much m8

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Comment #22 by Roadhog
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 09:17:49 PM
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@17 For a christian, you seem to swear a lot -_-

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Comment #23 by ConfederateSuga
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 09:27:27 PM
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@22 Swearing isn't a sin. Using the Lord's name in vain is.

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Comment #24 by BeardedHoplite
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 09:38:23 PM
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Shut up, confederate white trash!
Wait, I was being redundant there.

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Comment #25 by xXGrubKillerXx
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 09:46:30 PM
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I'm a Christian and I didn't take offense to that. It is a word commonly used in today's world that is often never used with the thought of god at all. As one of the other comments stated, it was just a little humorous joke because that language was used during the wild west. Your overreacting.

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Comment #26 by SoarStaraptor
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 11:07:18 PM
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I thought GTA Five when I saw this R*

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Comment #27 by Int3rnalF3ar
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 03:28:21 AM
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@23, go ahead and read your Bible one more time. It is. From one Christian to another.

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Comment #28 by DC KUSH 91
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 04:25:00 AM
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@15 You're an over sensitive idiot.

I would love to see how you'd react when south park or family guy rips on religion.

FYI its funny as hell.

Personally i think that your using your beleives as an excuse to bitch an moan.

Merry God Damn Bible Bashing Santa Stomping Christmas everyone!

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Comment #29 by Kazuma Prime
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 05:23:49 AM
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@15 All I have to say for you is Happy Shut the fuck up.

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Comment #30 by ConfederateSuga
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 06:07:59 AM
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@21 I have a wicked sense of humor. I was just making a point. That people use those terms too loosely without thinking and that, in turn, makes them look like insensitive pricks.

@24 I'm not even Southern, you moron. It was a joke gamertag I made a long time ago and just never created another x360a name.

@25 I let it slide more often than not, but even you must admit, "Merry GD Christmas" is going too far.

@27 I've never read the bible, unfortunately. I admit I'm not a strict Christian in terms of following the good book to a T. I'm a very loose Christian in that I believe in God and Jesus, I pray regularly and lead by example. I treat others with kindness and dignity and love everyone for who they are.

@28 You won't find a bigger South Park fan than I. Over sensitive? No. Just fed up with the utter lack of respect for one anothers beliefs. When I hear someone on South Park say "GD", it bothers me, but wtf can I do about it? And no, I'm not one of those people who complains about everything I dislike. Also, that's another term I don't get, "funny as hell". Do you really think Hell is funny? Probably not. Dullards are raping the English language with meaningless slang phrases.

@29 Take your own advice.

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Comment #31 by Ephidel
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 08:04:25 AM
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Yaaaaay! Fluffy Cow riding time! I want my Albino Buffalo back and that Super Bull at the very least, the Zonkey might never be mine though. >_>

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Comment #33 by ToTaL EclipsEz
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 09:54:18 AM
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@30 With everything that's going on in the world and all the genuinely offensive, racist stuff out there you choose to make an issue out of THIS? You need to sort out your priorities mate...

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Comment #34 by AngrySalad
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 10:16:38 AM
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By Odin's beard, there are a lot of whiners around, godsdamnit!

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Comment #35 by austen2k7
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 10:37:40 AM
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@30 May I say then, praise be to Allah for this double and triple XP!

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Comment #36 by austen2k7
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 10:43:03 AM
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Sorry for double post forgot to add, @30, phrases 'god damnit' and such aren't seen as religiously and politically incorrect as they are in America, don't know one person who's ever been offended by that or anything of the kind.

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Comment #37 by BBowles
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 10:44:18 AM
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Since when does the word god refer to YOUR God? Is Kratos going to burn in hell for being called the God of War? ]

God = your diety that you love

god = a powerful being

goddamn in no way insults your faith. You may believe that God is the only god, but to the rest of us the word god has a different meaning.

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Comment #38 by BBowles
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 10:46:51 AM
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And yes, I do think Hell is funny...because to me, its a fictional place meant to keep simple-minded people inline. That's my opinion, and if you find it insulting I'm sorry. But I have the right to MY beliefs as well.

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Comment #39 by Jay ITFC
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 11:02:04 AM
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Anyone want to posse up and boost some hideouts tonight?

Message me on XBL saying 'RDR' to gamertag: Jay ITFC

Think I'm roughly level 45.


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Comment #40 by Ephidel
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 11:07:18 AM
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@39 : If I'm on at the same times as you, I'll be up for it.

GT : Ephidel

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Comment #41 by s1c1m
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 11:23:16 AM
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@30 i have now declared you as a east coast douche used the word wicked you piece of shit. are taking this wayyyy too far...this is a gaming site...not a religious suckoff feast...great we get it your Christian...I'm Agnostic...but as far as that goes need i remind me that some games are about killing the series Assassins Creed? corrupted Templars bearing Gods crest, killing in Gods name...know your history before you snap on a game that is about the old west

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Comment #42 by shotyMCshotster
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 11:39:06 AM
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From talking about a R* game to a religious point of view, that is awesome.

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Comment #43 by Scythe100
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 12:48:03 PM
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You aren't a Christian, you're just a massive sheep. How can you call yourself religious if you haven't even read the bible? Why do i get the feeling that you're only religious because you were brought up that way (which is the worst reason to be religious by the by). God-damn moron.

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Comment #44 by Anthony B
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 05:03:51 PM
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@ Confederate Suga
For Christ's sake, you should be glad they even said merry CHRISTMAS, not happy holidays, or some other "all inclusive" bullshit.

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Comment #45 by merc mcguirk
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 07:18:07 PM
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personally, i think hell will be hilarious

after all, george carlin and bill hicks are probably there right now...

btw if i were to take your phrase "raping the english language" literally, well, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, now does it? i'm sure you get the point. don't judge others' words unless yours are beyond reproach.

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Comment #46 by tomloiodice
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 03:32:14 AM
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going to add my two cents on @15 and his posts. how about this little thing called happy holidays? huh, 'merry christmas' might just be as offensive to people that arn't christians as 'merry DG christmas' is to christians.

obviously, as you state, the author didn't mean any harm and that's not what you're ranting about, but as a christian are you not supposed to except people for who they are and what they do? i'm just saying, double bladed sword bud.

really hope someone else said this already, but i skipped down to the comment part after like post 22.

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Comment #47 by tomloiodice
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 03:41:38 AM
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double post here.. read thru the rest of the posts.
clearly i should have to begin with. best part that i read concerning confederatesuga, he posted this in response to the 24th post, "I'm not even Southern, you moron. It was a joke gamertag I made a long time ago and just never created another x360a name. "

obviously, you could see how that is offensive to someone and how easily a joke can be misconstrued into something different.

everyone else, including the jokster christian guy, happy whatever.

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Comment #48 by aw3som3m4n45
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 04:01:24 AM
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#19 Merry Godamn Chirstmas you son of a bitch!

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Comment #49 by FreiZeitGeipel
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 07:15:49 AM
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@ ConfederateSuga:
Props dude, your wicked sense of humor really tickled me.

I now feel the strong urge to insult people of all religions. Except those who believe in the flying spaghetti monster. Because they are cool.

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Comment #50 by Easter Bunny 00
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 08:48:36 AM
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@34 You are awesome. For Valhalla!!!

@37 / 38, I am completely behind you on both your points. god definitely refers to an all powerful being. Honestly, Id be proud if Odin damned my christmas. Thatd be pretty freaking awesome if you ask me.
And i think the same about hell. Its just like Santa Claus, just for grown ups. Be good, and youll be rewarded. To kids with toys, to adults with eternal bliss. Be bad, coal, or hell, respectively.

Now. ConfederateSuga. Im just sayin. Your god is cool and everything. But can you PROVE that he has done anything significant?
All im saying is Odin promised the end of all ice giants.

I dont see any Ice Giants walking around.


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Comment #51 by BBowles
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 10:30:13 AM
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lol @ 50

I don't see any Ice Giants either

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Comment #52 by Hansathan
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 03:25:57 PM
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I finally hit level 50 during quad XP weekend during 4th of July weekend this year. So cool that Rockstar continues to support this game, even a year and a half later.

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Comment #53 by rrushn
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 04:46:00 PM
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Wow, the trolls are particularly active this time of year !

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Comment #54 by OmarStyles9
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 06:59:00 PM
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Oh dear...Yeah @8, I was joking :P I don't think @15 was though, what an idiot

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Comment #55 by rianbattle
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 07:39:38 AM
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@50 thank you for this...just brightened up my day at work lol.

as did this entire thread. hypocrites make me laugh :-)

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Comment #56 by Ephidel
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 12:04:48 PM
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@53 : Yep. It's funny how people argue about this stuff and yet no-one EVER concedes defeat on the internet, which just exacerbates the problem. Nor do they agree to disagree or mutually end the argument. It's like common sense and decency don't apply anymore. Moreover, these people evidently have nothing better to do with their time other than to be trolling people online.

I just wish people wouldn't respond and use the Rep system and reporting system to stop this kind of shit filling up the comments. Arguing gets us nowhere, just give them massive thumbs down and report them if they persist. The system exists for a reason, and you can't deck someone through your monitor, so do the next best thing instead. ;)

In other news, I have max RDR Rank & Prestige. The Zonkey is great, but I wish it could jump.

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Comment #57 by inmate00187
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 08:58:05 PM
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Any single one of you who is "offended" by ANYTHING AT ALL, your a pussy who's too afraid of their own shadow to be comfortable with your own point of view or can't argue their stance in an intelligent manner. Talk about over used; "offensive" is pure bullshit in and of itself. All of you pansies that are that easily crushed by something that someone says in jest, no matter how rude or irreverant, might as well jump off a bridge now. Because you're gonna be "offended" every day of your life. What a bunch of hypocritcal, cry-baby, thumb sucking, useless pieces of crap you all are!

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Comment #58 by sloeJAKE
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 11:55:12 PM
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Did any of you see Tebow and Jesus on SNL. That was was funny. "Tim's doin his best, Dad bless 'em..."

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Comment #59 by bleu moose
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 02:32:53 AM
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at 58 yeah that was a one of the funnier skits on snl lately

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Comment #60 by Masta Mylez
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 12:44:12 AM
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You know what offends me lately? That damn arrow in the knee shit.

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Comment #61 by DC KUSH 91
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 03:29:07 AM
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'You are not a christian, you are a massive sheep'

I'm welsh, just the thought of a massive sheep makes me nurse a semi, i would appreciate it if sheep could be left out of this convo as i cannot post when aroused...

@30 Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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