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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 20, 2014, 10:54 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 10:46:
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 10:14:
Linthat22 wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 07:00:
Is anyone else getting the feeling that this was all staged and faked?

I mean, anyone that has seen any details of the movie, it looks like it sucks. I just get the feeling that this crap movie's hype was staged.

Bad movies get released almost every month. What would sonys end game be here?

And why did axis make your question partisan, other than that is the only way his brain is now trained to work?

Apparently Beamer didn't pay any attention to what was really reported, and provided a better answer than you. I'll give you a hint -- the "Partisan" shit was the entire reason the hack was so embarrassing, making fun of Obama/blacks with racial overtones by liberals would be the exact reason.

Oh, enlighten me, what was reported and how does it let you magically know the truth?
And why did Sony do this yo themselves?


And Jesus, man, your last sentence.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 20, 2014, 10:14 Beamer
 
Linthat22 wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 07:00:
Is anyone else getting the feeling that this was all staged and faked?

I mean, anyone that has seen any details of the movie, it looks like it sucks. I just get the feeling that this crap movie's hype was staged.

Bad movies get released almost every month. What would sonys end game be here?

And why did axis make your question partisan, other than that is the only way his brain is now trained to work?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2014, 00:41 Beamer
 
We come from different decades, Blue, and BiT was something I never watched, but we share the bond of growing up with repeated viewings of something on WPIX.

God, I will always miss WPIX Saturday Afternoon Movies. The opening to those stands in my head as strongly as the extended opening to HBO movies. Channel 11 was an absolute landmark.
 
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
13. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 19, 2014, 22:47 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 22:35:
The small amount of players surrounded by AI bots didn't bother me and the map design around this player count was excellent... but part of these hypothetical ongoing updates should have increased the player count with releases of new maps.

I always felt the people bitching about the AI bots and player counts prior to release were way overreacting. Not every game has to be huge, in fact, it's often more fun to have fewer people so you stand out more. There's room for everything, and more doesn't mean better. I get driven insane when people act like everything needs more. And farming AI sounded inspired.

What killed the game, in my mind (I have not played, but neither had anyone else when most wrote it off) was the lack of modes. True, 90% of online games are probably team deathmatch. And true, 90% or more of the hours spent in CoD were probably online vs single player. But people still want that value in order to spend the money in the first place. No single player was killer. And so many standard multiplayer features being delayed past release was also killer. People wanted all of that.

The game wasn't finished in time to be a launch title, and like most launch titles it was half baked. Just a bad idea. I remember Perfect Dark Zero - it had some good ideas but was also half baked. It was a series killer. I think that's been true for many launch titles. They aren't fully finished because they rush to make launch, and they aren't a large enough leap away from the previous gen, so they never truly satisfy anyone.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
16. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 19, 2014, 18:14 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 10:22:
nin wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 10:03:
Just come and say it folks, you want NATO and the U.S. to bomb the living hell out of NK.

Wow...


Wow what? With the invasion of Iraq, people were totally behind bombing it and taking on Saddam, based on total lies. That's where I'm coming from. I've seen plenty of comments all over the internet saying stuff like "US should have finished the [genocide] job against NK." I'm sorry if I'm making blanket accusations about you or whoever, but this crap really pisses me off knowing what the U.S. gets up to every decade or so. Realistically speaking taking out Spoiled Baffoon Kim isn't going to be done by a slap on the wrist, and that's why these hackusations are dangerous.

You come across as a bit unhinged. And you say weird things. You think that everyone thinks the US is some kind of saint, and then you go on discussing how only they could do something evil and not NK.

You're coming from a place where there's maybe not much evidence for one claim, so you assume that means it must be false and everyone is an idiot for not seeing things as clearly as you do, yet the claim you then stick to is one with less than "not much evidence."

Hell, your main point is that the FBI said, two weeks ago, that there was "no evidence at this time." Not only does that make it clear there was still an investigation, but think for a second: could the FBI have, in an aside, accused North Korea without full evidence?

Think.
Seriously, you aren't doing it well, but think.
What would have happened had the head of the cybercrimes division casually said that he thought a sovereign nation was behind this, without having had such a statement cleared by the State Department, and without having the full evidence of it being true?

You realize that his entire career would have ended, right?
Or do you think that officials can walk around and casually say "oh, sure, it was probably North Korea, we don't have all the evidence but it was probably them."

Please stop. Think critically. Realize that people scheme and conspire far less than they do in movies, because scheming and conspiring require a few difficult things:
1) Admitting you're scheming and conspiring
2) Others to scheme and conspire with you
3) Silence from those involved

It is very difficult to even get the first one of those. Unlike what you see in Hollywood, most everyone thinks they're doing what is right and what is good. And yes, in Hollywood sometimes even the person risking innocent lives believes it's the "greater good," but you actually think some politician is leading the charge to hack a company owned by one of our greatest allies (and one very unlikely to support us in attacking NK) just to start a war while we're still in the middle of another war that we've been totally unable to get out of despite putting effort there and, at one point, removing nearly every troop.

What's the endgame you see here?
What kind of mastermind connected these dots and was capable of setting dominoes in motion?
Is Sony in on this?
And, when it turns out we don't bother going to war with North Korea, what of your theory then? Will you admit you were probably wrong, or the next time something weird happens will you again be claiming it's a false flag, not realizing how often people like you make this claim and how, historically, there's really no evidence of it ever happening?

Also, if you google "False Flag" right now, the top hit is Alex Jones claiming that's what this is. So, yeah, you're Alex Jones.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
20. Re: Game Reviews Dec 19, 2014, 17:55 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 02:17:
Last night RL got in the way of another session with Elite. Tonight Im hanging out with my girlfriend, which is nice but still...Oh damn you Real Life! Damn You!!! *shakes fist in air*

Haha, that's how I was with FC4. When the game broke on me I didn't much mind, because RL/GF was in the way of playing.

Last night I had a chance to start the game new (due to the bug I hit), for about 2 hours. Now I'm back on the East Coast for the holidays wondering why I didn't just fork out the $1200 it would have taken to buy a laptop that could play it... that's the definition of a "problem."
 
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News Comments > Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion
27. Re: Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion Dec 19, 2014, 07:18 Beamer
 
mag wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 05:19:
The difference between the comments here and at Kotaku is hilarious.

Here: "That's a bunch of money! Hope he's keeping track, but that's awesome. Good job, Notch!"

Kotaku: "WHAT A MONSTER WHO COULD POSSIBLY NEED SUCH A HOUSE THAT BIG HE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THE MONEY TO ORPHANS."

Just went to see. God, their comment system is a disaster to read, but it had 993 comments. Only a few were angry, and most at the huge wealth disparity than at Notch for benefitting from it.

Still, 993 comments, of course you'll get someone with every opinion. This is the 27th comment here.

Kotaku really hurting for traffic... Can you imagine if this place got that many comments? It would be too much and move too fast for discussion, and there'd be so many people no one would know anyone.

This comment was edited on Dec 19, 2014, 07:24.
 
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News Comments > Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion
20. Re: Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion Dec 19, 2014, 01:21 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 01:12:
Dang, son. LeBron is jealous.
You mean JayZ and Beyoncé, who he supposedly outbid.

They would have put it to better use, haha, but that's got to be a nice thing to fall asleep to.
 
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News Comments > Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion
9. Re: Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion Dec 18, 2014, 20:10 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 20:03:
I hope this guy was smart enough to hire a reputable financial advisor and doesn't have an entourage that is going to bleed him dry because I'm not sure why else you buy a house that is designed for a small army. In less than a year he's already spending 5 percent of his pre-tax windfall on a ludicrous asset that will be difficult to resell and probably has property taxes in the millions every year.

2 billion is hard to fathom blowing through but people have spent larger fortunes and with multiple people clinging to you it goes faster than you would imagine.

Good luck Notch, be smart with it, won't get another opportunity like that.

Tax and maintenance on a house that large will be insane. Insane. You can burn through a lot of money in a short period of time.

But he's 35, single (I think), and extremely rich. Buying a house like that short term, having some fun, then moving to something that isn't utterly cavernous for your single lifestyle and doesn't require a five figure utility bill and army of housekeepers could be fun.

Given that this is the most expensive sale in Beverly Hills history, though, it doesn't seem like an investment.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced
6. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced Dec 18, 2014, 19:26 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 19:21:
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 19:17:
I just haven't found any of the Telltale games good that I've tried. The story should be exceptionally exciting for these ones. I can only hope this is Xbox exclusive.

Ding. They are very boring point and click. There is VERY LITTLE if any difference in any of the game outcome for your decisions. It is a point and click book.

I loved The Walking Dead. They just did a great job making me care about Clem and Whatshisname.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Dec 18, 2014, 19:18 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 19:12:
Beamer wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 15:54:
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:28:
Regional pricing should be illegal.

Didn't we go through this with you, like, two months ago?
What you're asking for is literally impossible

I'm curious to see how it's truly impossible for the same price to be offered across all regions. Steam has the technical ability to do it, so there's no barrier there.

As for the other arguments you've put forth:
a) Laws would be easy to pass in one region that prohibit this practice from happening in that region. Rinse and repeat for all regions.

b) Companies could come up with balanced and equal pricing that would make their money back on games. If I was to accept your original argument, they might as well price games based on everyone's individual level of wealth.

c) If the price is too high for some regions, then they go without the game; or they pirate it. Either way, why should I fund their gaming hobby. Gaming isn't welfare.

d) World wide electronic distribution of game software isn't very hard to do. No need to split it across multiple companies.

If they pirate it, you are funding their gaming habit. Saying you'd prefer them to pirate over pay just hurts you and the developer, not the country where the average weekly wages is less than the cost of a video game in the US.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 18, 2014, 19:02 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 18:58:
Beamer wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 16:03:
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 15:05:
SimplyMonk wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:37:
I guess anytime Escapist mentions a Take-Two title that goes on the bottom of their page?

I guess they want to start disclosing some conflicts of interest. Personally I'm really looking forward to the first article that has a disclaimer at the bottom that the writer received a blowjob in compensation.

And it would be a first because, despite you endlessly saying this, the timelines you keep parroting have been proven false.

I'm mildly interested in seeing how this has been proven false. So far, I haven't seen definitive proof that sexual favors have not been exchanged for positive press. So far, there's been evidence that it has happened.

There hasn't been any evidence that it happened. Importantly, not a single person implied to have hooked up with her reviewed her game, and with the timelines, they didn't cover the games after those supposed relationships supposedly began.

You're the one that keeps making the claims, show your evidence.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced
3. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced Dec 18, 2014, 19:01 Beamer
 
Drayth wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 18:58:
Maybe we can get a Telltale story driven BluesNews game?

Switch between Cutter and Creston as you try and survive the diabolical Steam Holiday Sale...

Or enter a cheat code and play as Prez, meaning you already start with 95% of the catalog in your inventory.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 18, 2014, 16:03 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 15:05:
SimplyMonk wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:37:
I guess anytime Escapist mentions a Take-Two title that goes on the bottom of their page?

I guess they want to start disclosing some conflicts of interest. Personally I'm really looking forward to the first article that has a disclaimer at the bottom that the writer received a blowjob in compensation.

And it would be a first because, despite you endlessly saying this, the timelines you keep parroting have been proven false.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Dec 18, 2014, 15:54 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:28:
Regional pricing should be illegal.

Didn't we go through this with you, like, two months ago?
What you're asking for is literally impossible:

1) Regions, by definition, have different laws, so whom is going to make it illegal?
2) Different regions can afford different things. Those AAA video games you love need to make their money back. How much they cost to make doesn't vary based upon how much poor people in China can afford to pay for it, so they need to make the money from people similar to those they pay to make the game
3) But people in poor regions want the titles, too. They can't pay much, so they can either pirate, and it becomes even more a culture of piracy, or studios can ask for what is mostly a token amount, giving at least some revenue but also helping growing economies get more used to paying for software
4) Lastly, these games are often distributed not only by different divisions (good luck getting the US office of, say, Square, and the UK office to agree on pricing) but often distributed by entirely different companies in different regions. If Square is distributing a game in Japan and Sony is distributing it in the US, how would they ever agree on pricing? Hell, wouldn't it be collusion for them to?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 18, 2014, 13:49 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 13:34:
Oh looky looky, possibly an inside job after all. If people really thought NK did it, people are off their friggin' rockers. I mean look at their god damn power grid, its almost non-existent. What's funny about this is that the movie is canceled because if a former Sony is behind it, they played the ultimate card. Just so much lols, the point is to MISDIRECT and it worked beautifully since people have become so propagandized over 50+ years into thinking NK is a threat. Perfect boogey man. Meanwhile the U.S. was never punished for its war crimes of purposely bombing millions of civilians in the Korean war, which is the exact reason NK is a closed society with a paranoid dynasty.

Spoiled Kim dynasty is a threat to its people, but hardly a threat to anyone else. The U.S. likes to occasionally play "nuclear war games" though with SK, which in turn is try to provoke NK. The actual threat then being the U.S.

Also the MPAA will become the Ministry of Truth.
And the State Department/Pentagon will be home to the Ministry of Peace.

Read the article, Alex Jones. They think that NK had an inside guy.
Which people have been saying since the first day this happened - that the breach was short and that the hackers knew exactly what they'd find, as if someone gave them a map.

So much lols at people like you that are convinced this is the US doing this.




Meds?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
24. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 18, 2014, 13:13 Beamer
 
The movie was a funny idea on the face of it (North Korea, to all its atrocities, remains funny to western audiences), but the trailers looked horrific. It wasn't tracking overly well and Christmas estimates weren't very high.

This wasn't another The Neighbors. This was a movie that was going to do $25-$50 million. Like Dumb & Dumber To.

If you're a theater owner, do you really make any risk there? Some people would avoid theaters playing this, hurting the takes of other films. And if there was one attack the entire weekend take would be gone, not to mention drops for months. It would be a financial disaster, not to mention the actual human cost.

So avoiding a movie that wasn't going to do particularly well makes perfect sense. You don't risk anything for that. Was the threat credible? I really doubt that North Korea would do an act of war over this (even if Cutter believes the US would do a false flag), but there have been reports that there had to be an insider in the Sony hack, so it isn't impossible to believe they have people on the payroll here.

Bottom line: odds of an attack being carried out are extremely slim, but what would happen if one were to be carried out is enormous. The financial costs alone make it an obvious choice to not show the movie, let alone having to be the guy that goes to bed at night wondering if a few hundred people will die because you decided to show some half-assed comedy.

Netflix is almost definitely making huge offers to have an exclusive. I'm sure Amazon probably is, too. Comcast and Time Warner are probably on the phone with Sony. Sony will make their money. Everyone involved will make their money. And theater owners aren't risking other money.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Dec 18, 2014, 13:00 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 11:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:46:
It’s Skyrim, GTA V and Star Trek, all wrapped up in one immersive, supremely playable package

Yep, except it's nothing like Skyrim nor GTA 5.... Heck if it were I'd have bought it even despite all the bullshit the devs pulled

In fact Elite 2 not being that is exactly why I backed Star Citizen.
I do get it. Elite is not for you obviously. You make it pretty obvious in every single Elite thread. I am sure SC will please you but that doesn't make Elite a bad game just not for you is all.

I personally haven't had so much fun in a space game in decades! Thank goodness it is nothing like GTA5 with a mini map showing you where to go for a new mission and shit like that. Than when you accept a mission a gps guides you there and the game tells you what to do, aka hand holding. Elite is the exact opposite of that.
The "empty" and relaxing nature of this game is what makes the action so freaking intense and exciting every single time.
Flying a ship feels like it should and not jerky and twitchy like in the SC beta so far.

Hope SC will turn out to be a great game as I backed it also but as of right now they will have to do something really special to top Elite in my eyes.
I couldn't care less for story in a video game. I read a book or watch a movie for a story. I play games for fun, and so far SC isn't fun for me, no matter how nice those $1,000 virtual space ships look.

I like this post.
"The game I like is fun. The game you like is also fun. Let's rejoice in the fact that there's currently enough diversity that there's a game for each of our playstyles."
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
136. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 22:10 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 21:57:
I am going to buy two copies of this - one for me to simulate mass murder for my own entertainment, and one to gift to Timmeh so his head can explode. What a bunch of self-important tripe.

Greeeeeaaaat. Then when he hunts you down and kills you for your kindness, the Feds will find a copy of the game in his Steam list and have it to blame.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 17, 2014, 19:58 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 19:09:
The NSA or CIA with their knowledge of spying of everyone and everything, and they don't know who SRE or the sony hacker is. Lol, this is such Total BS. and how convenient that the accused happen to be 'enemies' of the U.S. Imperial Empire. Please save us gov't from the terrorist hackers, take my freedom please, so I can haz more security so I can see shitty Hollywood movies.

Did... did you just call the Sony Pictures hack a false flag?
Seriously?

Like, seriously?
 
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