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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Trailer
32. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Trailer Nov 4, 2013, 16:04 Beamer
 
I didn't even recognize that as Megan Fox.
That's also a name I haven't heard in forever.
 
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News Comments > Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans
42. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 15:38 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 15:35:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 15:30:
Gadzooks wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 13:56:
Bungie is all about the $$$? Imagine that.

Miss the days where game devs wanted to make fun games for gamers to play first, and a profit second.

There
are
still
games
like
that.

Remove Bioshock infinite(it's the definition of taking something and making it mass market to make more money). Add Star Citizen and other Kickstarter projects(I guess your list is only released games though).

You're adding games not even released yet?
Many of those Kickstarter games, and I'd expect Star Citizen to be a prime example, absolutely overpromise for more money. Some of the stretch goals are way less "we want to make something great" and way more "we want more money!"
 
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News Comments > Steam Box Previews
19. Re: Steam Box Previews Nov 4, 2013, 15:31 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 15:12:
You know, one of you three could provide links, to back up your side of the argument...


Or even some of their own opinion/anecdotal evidence.
I don't think people here are well versed in technicalities, and this would be a good opportunity to get some knowledge.
 
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News Comments > Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans
23. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 12:28 Beamer
 
Whiskers wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 11:55:
I have heard several industry analyst say that games will continue to come out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 for the next 10 years. The new platforms don't have a large enough user base to warrant making games only for them.

You're misunderstanding them.
Some games will trickle out for 10 years, sure. The last Dreamcast gam was made something like 10 years after that system came out. PS2 games are still being made (though I think only soccer games at this point, but FIFA 14 and Konami's Soccer Game both came out for the PS2.)

That doesn't mean that many games will still be made. It'll be the same as any system - for the first year a ton of games will still come out for the old system, in part due to the install base, in part due to those being games that were in progress long before those systems were announced. It'll rapidly dwindle. After two holiday seasons most of the people that spend money on console games will have a new console. Yeah, a ton of people will still only have the old consoles, but it'll be people that don't spend nearly as much money on gaming - the ones that either buy used or only buy a couple of games a year. You don't get many sales making money just for that group, so even though there will be many more of them, most games will be purchased by the group that already upgraded.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
53. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 4, 2013, 12:23 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 11:03:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 22:29:
To the first part, I'm well aware it won't be an issue on your end. It won't be an issue on many peoples' ends. But it will be an issue on enough for this to not become mainstream. Will mothers be ok with their kids literally sitting unable to hear or see anything they say? Will kids in college dorms happily make themselves oblivious to what their roommates or floormates are doing around them?

You honestly think the 30 million or whatever Call of Duty players out there are going to happily move over to this?

What's our concern if it is mainstream. I'm looking for something good for myself, fark others. As if $200+ gfx cards are mainstream, but us here have them and there is still a big enough market, good enough. The mom's yes there will be another stigma to overcome, if little Johhny can't play with it so be it. That shouldn't stop me if I want to. College kids... they'd eat it up if it were good, they'll just punch each other in the ribs if attention is needed. But again I don't care about them, I care about myself and those like me, I think there is enough of us for support.

About the COD players, I don't care. They first will have to support this on the PC. If they do, thousands most likely will. You seem to think this has to be a huge hit immediately. Perhaps over many years it will become mainstream. But it doesn't have to be and that is not what I'm arguing. I am arguing there is enough of us to make a market of it, if it is good and your reasons as to why it fails to me are things I can easily adjust to. No seeing K/M, eating, answering wife etc.

You said this would replace flat panel monitors (I think you actually said flat screen, but I know what you meant.)

I'm not arguing that this is a bad product.
I'm arguing that this will never, ever replace flat panel monitors.
That was your claim that I found absurd and that you now seem to be backing away from.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
52. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 4, 2013, 12:22 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 05:55:
Im not sure Beamer is arguing for or against the Oculus. Im pretty sure he is only buthurt because his huge corporations have failed to invest in the technology. Well boohoo, its a niche product and I sure as hell will find a use for it. DCS and other aeroplane/space/driving sims will never be the same again. Like many before me have said, it all depends on the resolution though. If it can display 1080p consistently its a game changer. DCS's producer has already played around with the Rift and he already likes it, oh and you can see the keyboard through the vents apparently. The 720p resolution in the dev kit is too low to read gauges and spot bogeys but if they up that for the consumer version its pure win.

I don't get how I'm being "butthurt." And your comment about how huge corporations have failed to invest makes zero sense. I shouldn't expect more, most likely.

And I'm not arguing for or against. Like I said, I plan on buying one. I just think it's ridiculous that this product, like Ouya before it, gets people going "it's going to change the world!" It's not. This is a niche product for the most hardcore gamers and it won't cross into the mainstream.
This is not a bad thing. But let's be realistic. People saying "this is the next big thing in videogames" aren't really grounding themselves in reality. No way does this thing "replace flat panel monitors," as someone claimed earlier in the thread.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 4, 2013, 11:54 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 11:23:
Prez wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 10:19:
I just can't figure out how someone acting in poor taste is justification for death threats. Even her parents are getting death threats acording to the story. People suck.

Idiots beget idiots.

Normally I'd say people were being too sensitive but going out for Halloween as a Boston Marathon Victim you are pretty much sounding an airhorn for negative attention.

She didn't just go out, she went to work dressed as that.
So her being fired makes perfect sense.
Death threats, not so much.

Apparently she posted the picture under the same name she posts naked pictures on Tumblr, which is the same name she posted her drivers license with her full real name, so we weren't dealing with a genius.
 
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News Comments > Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans
12. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 10:16 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 09:21:
"PC is dead last on our priority list, even behind last-gen consoles that will be slowly dying starting in a week."

Well said Bungie, well said.

Those consoles that are dying starting in a week will probably still be where most games sell the largest bulk of units for the next 10-12 months.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
47. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 3, 2013, 23:23 Beamer
 
Jensen wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 23:04:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 15:42:
Even its usage is limited - games where you have a first person view. It makes no sense for most strategy, sports, board, or third person games, and it makes even less for any other computer use.
I've read that one of the most impressive demos on the Rift is a virtual movie theater. You could recreate any screen setup within the Rift.
The biggest problem is that you'll need something like an 8K 500hz screen to effectively emulate a real screen in virtual space.

But what advantage do you get for web surfing, or typing in spreadsheets, or playing Civilization, that makes up for essentially being in an isolation booth?

None.

Yeah, it'll be an advantage for those that have it, and it'll be cool. It's like a significantly better version of surround sound headphones. When I played a ton of MW2 on Xbox I'd occasionally see guys repeatedly getting the drop on everyone. If they were talkative, they'd almost always say they had a surround sound headset with the footsteps cranked up so they always knew when someone was nearby. It was a huge advantage.
Few people bothered buying it because it's expensive and it removes you from the world around you.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
44. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 3, 2013, 22:29 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 19:00:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 18:39:

It wasn't a jab - it's factual. If you're wearing these and you get a text message, or your girlfriend asks you a question, or your child comes into the room, you need to pause the game and lift these up. With a regular screen, you just divert your eyes.

The whole purpose of it is that isolation - for immersion.

Also, if those with the dollars were doing this, why isn't Apple, Microsoft, Sony, or Samsung doing this? They certainly have infinitely more money than the Occulus Rift guys do.

Although this is where I think the fanboyism that this product has comes in - any criticism, constructive or otherwise, is met with a ton of defensiveness. Ouya had a similar issue.

To the first part, somehow that will not be an issue on my end. If I get interrupted, I'll pause, push headset up etc. Right now I'm moving my headphones in cases like this. Perhaps this is more a challenge for others, I'm not going to poo poo on a technology over something like this. I'll overcome it with the act of doing next to nothing.

The second arguments is even easier to pick at. The history of mankind shows that smaller companies can routinely out visionairre large conglomerates. This technology is on, people wouldn't be developing for it like crazy if they didn't put it on and became impressed. If they didn't like it, they just would have passed developing on it. The industry isn't going to pull a fast one on us if this thing sucks, my guess is everyone goes in skeptical to a point.

Fanyboyism? How about not being so judgmental on things one hasn't tried yet? Poo Poo'ing is like a old man that just is stuck in his ways, don't we want something new and exciting?

Sports with helmets have always required us to push them up to communicate with others, guess what? We did just that, we never thought, "shit this sucks, even though it's fun while on, we'll have to just scrap it, since we have to push up the helmet to communicate, eat or drink.".

I'm still not necessarily sold on it until I get my try at it, but I'm totally not against it. I'm very open to something new already. I feel that is why most game sites are critical, it's been the same recycled formula for quite a while now and we're just tired and disappointed often. I'm also not going to think on ways to hate it without actually trying it myself. I remember when many thought 3D cards were a gimmick.

To the first part, I'm well aware it won't be an issue on your end. It won't be an issue on many peoples' ends. But it will be an issue on enough for this to not become mainstream. Will mothers be ok with their kids literally sitting unable to hear or see anything they say? Will kids in college dorms happily make themselves oblivious to what their roommates or floormates are doing around them?

I'm not poopooing. You act like I'm saying this is a terrible idea. I'm not. There's a damn good chance I'll buy one of these, but I'm a guy that spends hours a week on a PC gaming message board and blows tons of cash on Steam games I'll never even install - I'm extremely far from the norm. I'm a niche gamer, and this is a niche gamer idea. Some of the most entertaining ideas are niche ideas, that doesn't make them ones that will explode and be "the next big thing."

You honestly think the 30 million or whatever Call of Duty players out there are going to happily move over to this?
And what about the rest of the world? Do you think the Japanese will embrace this? What about areas with less money? Video game revenues are rapidly rising in emerging countries, do you think any developers will happily make most of their games exclude those markets, or do you think this has a chance of rapidly moving into those markets?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
13. Re: Saturday Mobilization Nov 3, 2013, 22:24 Beamer
 
Bradley wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 18:59:
Redmask wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 01:22:
The open source code that has been vetted by several major corporations and millions of phone hackers? There's a reason they are putting this functionality into apps which aren't getting into ASOP.

Do you know for a fact that the OS being distributed by Google, Samsing, Motorola, etc was actually compiled from the source code that Google released? Unless you compiled and installed it yourself, your phone could be running anything.

You guys also realize that only a portion of Android is open source, and that portion is repeatedly being reduced, right?
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
40. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 3, 2013, 18:39 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 15:57:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 15:42:
A headset you strap on and isolate yourself from the outside world doesn't seem like a logical next step to me, just like Google Glass doesn't seem like a logical next step.

If we don't move to some form of implant we're moving to holograms. Something like this is just an off-shoot, something fun for a small group of people but nothing the masses will gravitate towards. Even its usage is limited - games where you have a first person view. It makes no sense for most strategy, sports, board, or third person games, and it makes even less for any other computer use.

IMO it is logical as the next step because those with the smarts, the dollars and the plan can see it as feasible and are moving forward with that.

Your suggestions while grand are still too much pie in the sky at this time, this is a step towards that, will have it's era and then on to the next.

I love how you take a jab at "strap on and isolate yourself from the outside world" as some type of dig. Face it today when we have our faces in electronics we are still engrossed in that world, or in your suggestion of a holo-deck that would just be a larger area inside your own little enclosed world. When you are engrossed in anything, it becomes your own little world. Reading, electronics whatever, doesn't matter if it is VR, words on paper or a 3" screen. When you focus on your subject, the other things around it become secondary until they demand attention. I assume I have the ability to take off a headset to answer a door or call.

It wasn't a jab - it's factual. If you're wearing these and you get a text message, or your girlfriend asks you a question, or your child comes into the room, you need to pause the game and lift these up. With a regular screen, you just divert your eyes.

The whole purpose of it is that isolation - for immersion.

Also, if those with the dollars were doing this, why isn't Apple, Microsoft, Sony, or Samsung doing this? They certainly have infinitely more money than the Occulus Rift guys do.

Although this is where I think the fanboyism that this product has comes in - any criticism, constructive or otherwise, is met with a ton of defensiveness. Ouya had a similar issue.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Trailer
6. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Trailer Nov 3, 2013, 15:45 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 14:40:
Tumbler wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 12:11:
That is a great commercial. This is the first time I've seen anything about Vegas though, that seems like something they should have spoken up about.

it's a terrible commercial...

It captures the feel of the MW games really well - blow some shit up with your buddies.

Of course, it would be more accurate if they finally gave us 4 player co-op missions, but whatever.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
36. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 3, 2013, 15:42 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 15:27:
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 23:27:
This strikes me as just another toy that will be gathering dust on people's shelves before too long.

I doubt we'll be playing on a flat screen for eternity, so something is going to give, full immersion seems like a logical next step. There is what 2 games a year you like... because really you're bored of the same ole, one would think you'd be the person to embrace new horizons. You ole poop.

As for those mentioning resolution... again another reason why the next gen consoles needed to be able to pull down 1080P with high frames. The PC is going to get this in the next year and then for the next 7 have this emerging technology up/on the next gens. And again what are these expert execs being paid and what are they really even coming up with? Stuff amateurs think of.

A headset you strap on and isolate yourself from the outside world doesn't seem like a logical next step to me, just like Google Glass doesn't seem like a logical next step.

If we don't move to some form of implant we're moving to holograms. Something like this is just an off-shoot, something fun for a small group of people but nothing the masses will gravitate towards. Even its usage is limited - games where you have a first person view. It makes no sense for most strategy, sports, board, or third person games, and it makes even less for any other computer use.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
31. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 3, 2013, 11:59 Beamer
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 10:33:
Wildone wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 01:29:
Have tried it, its 100% immersive I wouldn't wanna play a game without it now.


It's the insincere and bizarrely hyperbolic statements like this, over-stating a niche and marginal product, that continue to reinforce my faith in gamers unfailing inability to think and type at the same time.

C'mon, what you quoted isn't that bad. For a game with a first person perspective, be it driving, shooting or flying, it's easy to see how this is much more immersive - having head tracking alone is enough to make that true (the other solutions don't keep the screen in front of you and always seemed, well, stupid.)

Yes, it's niche and marginal. Will this conquer the world? No. Because people don't always want to be immersed this fully (and lose track of the world around them), and because there's a good chunk of the population with stereoscopic vision problems to whom this product is useless.

But, if you fall into the niche, I can see why you are gungho and wouldn't want to play the right type of game without this.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Nov 3, 2013, 01:15 Beamer
 
Most of the time you have kids in something like this it seems like an attempt to shock. Definitely not all the time, but much if not most.

Heh, remember all the outcry over no kids in Oblivion? Man, I hated the kids in Skyrim.
 
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News Comments > Thief Trailer
23. Re: Thief Trailer Nov 3, 2013, 00:53 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 19:20:
Denthor wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 01:55:
How could they have done so well in dx:hr and so wrong, so very wrong, with this - it doesn't really make much sense. Unless its suits. Wait. Who am i kidding, definitely suits designing the game. It's the only way it makes sense.

How can people condemn a game they know so little about and have never even played? Before DX:HR came out, it received the same criticisms that people are giving Thief. Lo and behold, once the game came out and these same people actually played it, they realized that the game was actually pretty damn good.

Wait until the game comes out and then judge it.

Yo, devs! Thief was never about just stealing shit! You got it ALL. FUCKING. WRONG! from the get-go.

What? Stealing shit has always been the foundation of the franchise. Thief 2 was the best in the series because it recognized and embraced this, whereas Thief 1 had a bunch of supernatural nonsense.

And for everyone complaining about the lack of gameplay footage, Youtube is your friend. There's plenty of gameplay footage available if you take 5 seconds to look for it.

Don't forget Fallout 3, and to a lesser extent X-COM (Firaxis soothed a lot, there, but still plenty of people were irate.)

The torch-and-pitchfork brigade is often right, but when it comes to old properties they're wrong as often as right, at least.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
31. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 2, 2013, 22:43 Beamer
 
Snowden pretty clearly shows the issue with any kind of whistleblower protection system. Its so subjective. How can you blow the whistle on something top secret and not be labeled treasonous? And how different would it be if it was a corporation and not the government?

his best hope is that a Republican is elected president and pardons him. A Dem won't, not for at least a decade, makes the party look bad. I don't see a Republican doing it, either, but better chance of it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
860. Re: removed Nov 2, 2013, 13:30 Beamer
 
I don't think Blue is even a very active moderator - I think he tends to go after what people report more than seek out things to remove. And I think he tends to err on the side of removal. I could be wrong, but it's how things have seemed (and there's nothing wrong with that policy - it expects us to be somewhat active in both controlling and policing ourselves.)

In any case, we've all been playing with fire in this thread and we've all known it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
59. Re: Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One Nov 2, 2013, 01:41 Beamer
 
IGN has a somewhat decent comparison video of B4 up. Only in a few scenes are the next-gen significantly better, for the most part it just looks like a game with vs without PhysX. Not a huge surprise, look at the CoD games that launched this generation and how much they look like PS2/Xbox games.

The Xbone very clearly looks better than the PS4, too. It gets an early victory. Probably will be somewhat tied to start, with the Xbone just falling behind as time goes on, but only being really noticeable in exclusive games. In this generation I'd say the 360 looks better in almost all multi-platform games (or, at worst, they look the same) but PS3 exclusives look better than Xbox exclusives (haven't played Last of Us yet, but I hear it looks amazing.)
 
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