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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month
129. Re: Star Citizen FPS May Come Next Month Jul 21, 2015, 08:16 Beamer
 
Bub wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 07:59:
Pitchman gonna pitch, until the money dries up or the securities and exchange commission comes knocking. Best "whistling past the graveyard" performance in the snake oil hawking category.

Why would the SEC come here? For one, there are no securities here, eh? That's kind of a big deal. For another, what fraud happened? You sound like Cutter, assuming poorly run businesses are fraudulent by default. We've seen no examples of fraud here.

And man, you guys sure never exhaust yourselves discussing SC.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jul 18, 2015, 20:51 Beamer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 18, 2015, 13:23:
Stop trying to pretend this is some killer feature for Windows gamers. It's not. I really hope I will be able to remove any Xbox nonsense Win10 installs for me...

Given how many people on this board laude the wiiu for letting them game while their spouse or kids watch tv, I'd say this is actually a fairly big deal.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2015, 13:09 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 12:42:
nin wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 10:09:
In all fairness, you're comparing something over 900 years ago with something that happened 10 years ago, where survivors and families of those lost are still very much living.


True that. But like you said, it wasn't intentional and we can't go around apologizing every time we unintentionally hurt someone by speaking our mind. If we did, we would spend every waking second apologizing to someone for something.

What's wrong with apologizing when you say something stupid?

 
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News Comments > New FlatOut Game Announced
6. Re: New FlatOut Game Announced Jul 8, 2015, 11:02 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 10:23:
Strategy First equals an automatic run away. Kylotonn should just make you run faster.

The CEO used to frequent the Jagged Alliance boards I posted on frequently, around the time that SA got that IP.

He swore all these things, which of course no one believed, and of course never panned out.
 
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News Comments > People Can Fly Returns
16. Re: People Can Fly Returns Jun 24, 2015, 22:26 Beamer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 20:49:
The problem with bulletstorm was the fact that it was gears of war with a really bad combo system that didn't work. Otherwise you had the gimpy gears of war momvement with a bunch of mostly boring weapons.

Shadow warrior and Hard reset were leagues above bulletstorm in terms of gameplay. I hate the gears of war cumbersome style of movement/animations. I'd give the idea of combo's to a different team that knew what they were doing.

I haven't played SW, but I found Hard Reset awful. The weapons sucked, or weapon I suppose, and I felt like I was always running forward and fighting the same enemies in the same basic location.

I loved Bulletstorm. Yes, it was GoW movement which was detrimental, but the game had a sense of fun I really dug.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 GotY Becomes Director's Cut
18. Re: Wasteland 2 GotY Becomes Director's Cut Jun 23, 2015, 21:57 Beamer
 
I really hope I eventually get to this one.  
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Release Announcement
22. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Release Announcement Jun 23, 2015, 20:03 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 19:06:
Warner Bros marketing Executive Ryan Moore has allegedly called PC gamers “a bunch of babies” because of the numerous complaints about the issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight on video game forum NeoGAF.

User TheMadMan007 posted earlier today: “Man everyone in here is a bunch of babies… Look, every game released now is going to have problems the day of launch. If you can’t troubleshoot or can’t deal with having a few issues here or there, you should probably just wait until about a week from now and a few patches will be out and all these little problems will be fixed.”

This made the another user look into the details on TheMadMan007’s user profile, which lists their Xbox Live name, real name and location, all of which associates perfectly with one Ryan Moore, who according to LinkedIn is the executive director of marketing, unscripted & alternative television at the Warner Bros Entertainment Group.


This is always a loser move, he better be untouchable, otherwise he's out soon.

She, I think.
It's worth pointing out that, as ridiculously stupid as the post is, she is in no way connected to the game. She's in the TV division in LA. The video game stuff is in Chicago. This is like someone at ESPN making a comment about Disney Publishing in LA. Yeah, they're under the same corporate umbrella, but they have absolutely zilch to do with each other and a low level person at one has no impact, influence, or understanding of the other.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
15. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 17, 2015, 07:47 Beamer
 
SXO wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 06:58:
Bundy wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 09:54:
nin wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 08:58:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 04:18:
With how unique the architecture on the PS3 was compared to the pretty standard x86 hardware in the 360, I don't see the PS4 getting emulation of PS3-era games ever.

They'll continue to push their streaming service. which is unfortunate, as I'd much prefer local emulation (which I totally agree with you - w/o the chip, it's going to be extremely hard if not impossible).


I don't think the Xbox 360 was x86.
No, it wasn't, but it sure as heck is far easier to emulate games for the 360 than it is games made for the PS3's Cell processor.

Easier, but not significantly. The 360 CPU is based on the Cell Processor. It's actually an interesting story. IBM basically leaked to Microsoft what they were doing and Microsoft said "we'll take that, just make it a bit less weird."
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Video
5. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Video Jun 6, 2015, 14:46 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 14:37:
The cheese is strong in this one. I couldn't get past the first couple of minutes of these bad-acting hipster cunts. They're gonna ruin this game if this is anything to go by.

You mean the head art director and lead voice actor? Those bad acting hipster cunts?
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Loses Class Status; Drops Gearbox
17. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Lawsuit Loses Class Status; Drops Gearbox May 30, 2015, 11:56 Beamer
 
Yup, in order to be a member of this class, someone would have had to have paid close enough attention to have seen the E3 videos and not close enough attention to have seen pre-launch coverage.

Did a single person here buy the game thinking it would look like E3 and not having heard all the pre-launch changes or seen the updated videos or reviews/word of mouth?

And games do change drastically in that time. Usually not this drastically, but Gearbox employees are pretty chatty on this topic and who fucked it up.
 
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News Comments > Fraudulent ESO Keys Banned
27. Re: Fraudulent ESO Keys Banned May 27, 2015, 18:56 Beamer
 
Xero wrote on May 27, 2015, 08:40:
Look, I understand the wrong doing as far as THE SELLERS go, but you can't blame the buyers, and worse, you can't take back the product.

I understand your theories of the police would take back a stolen tv that you bought off a van, but this is different.

These keys couldn't have been hacked off the network to be used because that would take the chance of a duplicate being sold if the original was sold legit by the company.

These keys are "purchased" already by the seller in bulk, bundles, whatever it may be and then being resold. The problem is the publisher doesn't like the "resold" part because that is where they take a hit as obviously the consumer will go for the cheapest option.

Now because they aren't happy, they want to remove those licenses or in other words, turn off your game you were happily playing that you did put out money for, just not directly to the company. This can have huge backfire on the company because the customer will have ill feelings generally towards the closest interaction that is causing the issue and that would be the company and not the seller. You think that customer will ever want to buy direct from the company again? Probably he/she thinks hard before next purchase.

The company has to go after the sellers and beef up their resell policies instead if they want to crack down on this issue. Not go after the buyers.

These aren't purchased in bulk then resold, they're ones coming from other countries.

They're sold for significantly under market price. The people buying them know something is up. They know it's a risk. If they did not lose the product, what would prevent them from continuing to buy grey market? Nothing, because they know they will always get the same product for 10%-30% the price.

And then, if the demand remains, what prevents other grey market sellers from popping up? They're usually based overseas and nearly impossible to pursue any civil or criminal charges against.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
22. Re: Steam Top 10 May 18, 2015, 08:11 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on May 18, 2015, 07:52:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 18, 2015, 07:47:
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2015, 07:04:
Per their Q1 report, PC was 14% of sales. PS4 was 36%, PS3 was 17%, Xbone was 17%, 360 was 14%. PC sales were actually half what they were, proportionately, the year prior.

Keep looking, you'll get there eventually.

Well his numbers don't add up. In fact they add up to 98. But that might be a typo, you on the other hand have provided no further links or numbers so where exactly are we supposed to keep looking for this 'evidence' of the PC becoming the dominant sales platform for Ubisoft?

They don't add up because of WiiU and "others," each at 1%. DS and Wii were both effectively 0%.

Anyway, yeah, "keep looking" is a pretty bad response from someone that said that the PC was eclipsing all the consoles for Ubi, when it was actually a third what PS4 sales were, and had actually had a significant YoY decline. I mean, these numbers take two seconds to find, may as well find them before citing something incorrectly.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 May 18, 2015, 07:04 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 18, 2015, 04:23:
Jerykk wrote on May 18, 2015, 04:18:
Hate to break it to you but big budget PC exclusives are only going to become less and less common. About 95% of AAA games are multiplatform these days. If you boycott every game that doesn't require a Titan X to run well, you aren't going to be playing many games.

Only need to give it a few years since PC's are at or very near at eclipsing all three consoles in terms of raw sales. Even Ubisoft who said "all PC gamers are pirates" found that when they didn't piss on PC gamers they had unprecedented sales being equal to the PS4 and PS3 combined. Xbone had something around 11% of total sales.


Per their Q1 report, PC was 14% of sales. PS4 was 36%, PS3 was 17%, Xbone was 17%, 360 was 14%. PC sales were actually half what they were, proportionately, the year prior.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2015, 20:26 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 15, 2015, 18:14:
Julio wrote on May 15, 2015, 16:58:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 15, 2015, 11:16:
In other news:
If you like Action Movies, go see Mad Max. It was awesome.

Isn't this more of a chick flick with Mad Max as her sidekick/gimp? Seems like it's right up there with the all female Ghostbusters reboot.

You'd hate this one too. The men all get their asses kicked, and the woman has to take command, including rescuing another female by herself.

Dude, total chick flick. A man gives birth! What kind of self respecting man can enjoy that movie? Or Kill Bill, another complete chick flick.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
17. Re: etc., etc. May 12, 2015, 08:23 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on May 12, 2015, 05:41:
Making a point by infering something I did not say goes a long way towards making your own point. Quite a straw man you got there bro.

An egalitarian system is something that we are fast approaching, I on the other hand am looking 20 years to the future where society might lean towards a matriarchal system. Notice I said 'might'. It's just speculation and a bit of fun on my part, Im not the one who feels threatened by any of it either way, you on the other hand seem to have really strong feelings about it, so strong in fact that you feel the need to completely misread my comment and make shit up so you could argue against a point I did not make.


Engaging with people, at least gamer type people, on the internet for anything regarding women right now will only drive you insane. It's a ridiculous hot button where even hinting at women being good at something will get someone accusing you of being Hitler.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse May 9, 2015, 12:53 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 9, 2015, 11:47:
killer_roach wrote on May 9, 2015, 11:21:
HorrorScope wrote on May 9, 2015, 10:52:
killer_roach wrote on May 9, 2015, 10:48:
Ultimately, both the people AND the businesses matter. Without the former, the city withers - without the latter it either hollows out or becomes an irrational plaything for those too wealthy to have concerns with money.

True. Seattle is a meca to now, I'm sure prices were already high, they are going higher, it's going to be an LA/NY/Chi/SF if it isn't already.

I've been doing some research out there (actually have been looking into jobs with Amazon's corporate headquarters), and from what I've seen of apartments there they're probably pretty close to Chicago territory for cost, although not to the level of NYC, DC, or SF. (LA is just too all over the place to make a good determination on, although the places people want to live tend to cost pretty similarly to DC.)

650sq ft studio for $2300/mo isn't enough for you?

I had a 1100sq foot penthouse in a brand new building with corner floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the Puget Sound and the Space Needle, giving the best sunsets I've seen in my life. I could also see Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier. It was probably the best apartment I'll ever life in.

Now, for $700 more per month, I have a 700 square foot one bedroom and can't figure out where to put all my stuff and furniture.

Seattle was definitely getting more expensive, and so many of the new buildings going up in Belltown were crap, but it's got a really, really long way to go before it's even remotely close to NYC.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes Batgirl Prequel
7. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes Batgirl Prequel May 3, 2015, 21:04 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on May 3, 2015, 20:53:
Numinar wrote on May 3, 2015, 18:30:
Every industry on the planet does this, selling the base product close to cost and then marking up the consumables, spares and accessories.

You don't have to buy it. Or you wait a year and by the GOTY for next to nothing. It's priced the way it is because people buy it and wont go away until we all stop.

What's surprising is that people support such absurd pricing for completely optional content. It's not like buying printer ink or gas for your car. Those are necessities. DLC is not and yet people apparently still pay exorbitant prices for it. Mass Effect Trilogy routinely goes on sale for $10, yet if you want all the DLC, you'll have to pay around $100.

I haven't bought much DLC, but that's because so little of it is even worthwhile. Some of the Oblivion stuff was. In retrospect, I didn't think any of the BL2 stuff was, I just wanted more so I picked it up.
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
50. Re: Hatred in June May 1, 2015, 07:49 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on May 1, 2015, 00:01:
Beamer wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 17:51:
Just so we're all on the same page, this game in which you play an antisocial guy in a black trenchcoat killing random unarmed civilian will be found on the PC of an antisocial kid that puts on a black trenchcoat and goes into a school killing random unarmed civilians, right?

Inevitable. Not because it will make a kid do that, but because a kid that does that will definitely be a gamer, because nearly all kids are gamers and ones that are bullied are more likely to use games as escapism, and this game will be $4.99 in a Steam Sale within a year and half of Steam will buy it, so simple odds are that the police will find it and that's when things get ugly. Even if, like most of us, he buys it and never even installs it, because that's what happens with things you buy for $4.99 in Steam Sales.

I'm not going to kill anyone but if I die of a heart attack they're going to find it on my computer. That and a lot of porn.

If I die after it hits $1.99 same here.

But I don't think it'll be in a police report and getting a whole lot of stupid blame that people who actually have power believe, or at least act on.

Which isn't me saying "we should stop this game from being made," it's me saying "we're going to have some serious fallout from this game being made and I wish the devs had had a better idea."
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
48. Re: Hatred in June Apr 30, 2015, 17:51 Beamer
 
Just so we're all on the same page, this game in which you play an antisocial guy in a black trenchcoat killing random unarmed civilian will be found on the PC of an antisocial kid that puts on a black trenchcoat and goes into a school killing random unarmed civilians, right?

Inevitable. Not because it will make a kid do that, but because a kid that does that will definitely be a gamer, because nearly all kids are gamers and ones that are bullied are more likely to use games as escapism, and this game will be $4.99 in a Steam Sale within a year and half of Steam will buy it, so simple odds are that the police will find it and that's when things get ugly. Even if, like most of us, he buys it and never even installs it, because that's what happens with things you buy for $4.99 in Steam Sales.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2015, 08:31 Beamer
 
You guys realize this isn't even remotely for you, right? Like, there's zero expectation you'd ever watch this.

And that's ok. Not everything has to be for you.

John Stamos wrote a great editorial a ways back about the hate Full House gets. He openly admits it was cheesy, repetitive, artificially saccharine sweet, etc. But it was made for people ages 8-14. What TV shows are really hitting that age group anymore? Even the stuff on Disney is less innocent and more sexually charged.

Bottom line, he asked, would you rather your 11 year old girl watch this (and it's enormously popular with 11 year old girls today) or flip channels and watch the Two and a Half Men repeat on?

I think he makes a good point. Fluff for 8-14 year old kids seems underrepresented. Disney and Nickelodeon shows seem to be about being cool to create pop stars. A show like this doesn't try to be cool.
 
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