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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
6. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 20, 2014, 18:01 Beamer
 
Paketep wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 17:52:
Borderlands 2 4-pack is more expensive per game than buying each one sepparately (5 vs 22.5).

Bravo, Randy. No wonder Aliens Colonial Marines turned out like that: you can't do even basic math.

Must be a Steam Europe thing, because here it's $5 and $15.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
4. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 20, 2014, 17:37 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 17:19:
Wow, $60? I could have sworn they said at one point it wasn't going to be full priced - maybe I confused it with another title.


Nope. They said probably cheaper. Didn't promise it, just said probably.
edit - Randy said he wanted it priced like an expansion, but it wasn't Gearbox' decision, it was the publisher's.


This is a clusterfuck at this point. If it's good, it'll be through dumb luck. It's a formula they have down pat, but there are so many warning signs.

If it's good, I'll buy it, but I'm just not expecting to.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
16. Re: Into the Black Aug 20, 2014, 15:59 Beamer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 06:28:
Cutter wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 21:12:
And as it comes out this guy was a punk. A well known thug. With people like him it's usually a question of when, not if someone will shoot him.
That isn't to say the situation in Ferguson isn't fucked up, but that guy was a career criminal in training. Can't say I feel the least bit sorry for him.

I think you're analysis is correct, you can include Trayvon Martin in it as well. Speaking of... there is a lot of parallels between Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin; starting with the media, race hustlers like Al Sharpton being involved to finally the truth being told about what happened way after the incident happened.

This kid did a strong-arm robbery. True. But he was about to start technical school To say he was a thug, a punk, and someone was guaranteed to shoot him seems idiotic and a monumental rush to judgment.

And to say Trayvon Martin was, too? Jesus. I don't even see how that can be construed as anything other than racism. "But I'm judging him based on actions" you'll say. Or you'll say "it's about class, not color." How the hell you can say Trayvon was bound to be shot to death, or why you even feel the need to focus on Al Sharpton when no one other than whining racist white people ever mention his name, is beyond me.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
32. Re: etc., etc. Aug 20, 2014, 15:56 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 14:53:
Talk about trying way too hard. 'im cool guys really look! right here im cool too! bangin tons of the hotties haha right?!'

Evolution doesn't hardwire you to be obnoxious about your sexuality, that's a personal choice.

But it's a whole lot easier to say you have no choice than actually control yourself.

Look who it's coming from, though. The guy swings so wildly from extreme liberal to extreme conservative. While it's certainly no problem to not fit a particular bucket, he doesn't have a single political viewpoint that doesn't play to his favor. Every single opinion he has is about whatever is most immediately beneficial for him personally. The selfishness is awe inspiring. Of course, when people here do have an opinion that doesn't benefit them personally, the "social justice warrior white knight!" brigade comes out, so whatever.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha
19. Re: Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Aug 20, 2014, 15:54 Beamer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 15:08:
I don't know how this can even be called a pre-alpha, as it's just a box in the UE4 engine with a few rehashed weapons from UT3. There's literally no point in this release.

It's just to get potential modmakers and mapmakers working early. As they say, you shouldn't play it now, unless you want to start contributing. That's the main goal here - so that when it does become something worth people playing there will already be some additional content out there.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
30. Re: etc., etc. Aug 20, 2014, 14:43 Beamer
 
Fun fact: no guy that says "I bang a lot of hot trim" has ever "banged hot trim."  
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha
17. Re: Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Aug 20, 2014, 13:23 Beamer
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 11:10:

My initial immediate impression is that UT4 will look and play like UT3 with different, more vivid maps and environments, but with inferior bots and play action.


And this is why no one else ever releases pre-alpha. UT4 is probably literally UT3 at this point. Given that it's pre-alpha, absolutely nothing is being tweaked and, for the moment, it's about getting something in there the designers can run around in and get a feel for. Odds are they just looked at UT3 as a jumping off point and will completely and utterly overhaul everything to the point that it isn't even recognizable, but people will still say "Oh, I played the pre-alpha and it sucked."

Of course it sucked. This is a game that's something like 30% complete. It's barely more than proof of concept at this point. You complain about how it looks like UT3, but that's placeholder and usually placeholder means grabbing existing assets. You complain about it playing like UT3, but that's almost absolutely the same - placeholder logic ganked from whatever was laying around.
 
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News Comments > Metro 2033/Redux Comparison
10. Re: Metro 2033/Redux Comparison Aug 20, 2014, 13:19 Beamer
 
I hated this game. Too much survival horror. I felt like I was often low on ammo, and when you got into town they'd offer to sell you guns but there was nothing in game to let you know if the gun you were looking at was better than the gun in your hands. Plus, the FOV felt wrong and I don't recall a slider.

I made it to around the time of the giant flying thing and uninstalled.
Then again, I loved Crysis, so...
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptrap Trailer
2. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptrap Trailer Aug 20, 2014, 12:25 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 12:08:
Okay, I'll admit I am looking forward to playable Claptrap. I love the Claptrap character; best comic relief character in a game ever!

He's best in small doses. Sometimes very small. An entire game of him sounds... iffy.

Plus, I really don't think Gearbox is properly outsourcing this game. I don't think they've learned how to do that. I'm guessing there's a lot of miscommunication, a lot of the outside studio doing what they want then occasionally having to pull it back, and this will be a half-baked mess that clearly had two chefs battling in the kitchen without clear direction.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha
14. Re: Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Aug 20, 2014, 10:52 Beamer
 
Droniac wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 10:14:
Reckless wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 19:04:
UT is from a bygone era and should be left as such.

Ah yes, the bygone era of competently executed shooters. Much better to stay mired in today's muck of total inferiority.

Bring on Call of Destiny: Serious Slaughterfield ManFace Ultimate Rip-off Edition I say! + season pass plz.

Ah, here's a guy completely overlooking that, back in the UT days, there was probably 4 or 6 shooters coming out every single month. And he's forgotten them because they weren't competent.

Meanwhile, he ignores all the shooters today that are actually pretty damn good and infinitely more complex than anything back then and focuses on the franchise he dislikes.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
20. Re: etc., etc. Aug 20, 2014, 10:00 Beamer
 
All these comments do actually hurt people.
The biggest problem is how many of you don't get that.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Into the Black Aug 19, 2014, 21:39 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 21:22:
Cutter wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 21:12:
And as it comes out this guy was a punk. A well known thug. With people like him it's usually a question of when, not if someone will shoot him.
That isn't to say the situation in Ferguson isn't fucked up, but that guy was a career criminal in training. Can't say I feel the least bit sorry for him.

You're a disgusting person.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Aug 19, 2014, 18:08 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 18:05:
It is the SIMS......not sure why all the huff....

Pretty sure it's EA's primary money maker on the PC.
And, given EA's record, not allowing for pre-release reviews bodes very, very poorly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 19, 2014, 17:28 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 17:13:
I think everyone's captured why Xflop isn't doing very well and PS4 is. Don't worry Sony, I only have one PS4 so far and am good for at least a second one once you get some better games out. Also would be nice to get that media functionality working at PS3 levels too.

I think everyone has captured why the Xbone isn't doing well.
No one has really explained why the PS4 is. We'd expect it to do well relatively, but it's doing well in general. If someone was to buy a next gen console, it makes sense that something like 75% are going PS4. But why is anyone buying a next gen console?

What are people doing with it? Until recently it had been a lesser media player than the PS3, and there are really no games.
 
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News Comments > Crytek to Repair Reputation with "Really High Quality Games"
31. Re: Crytek to Repair Reputation with Aug 19, 2014, 14:32 Beamer
 
At this point graphics are so meaningless to me. I don't need some huge next generation breakthrough. It'll be nice to get bigger worlds and further draw distances than the prior consoles allowed, but otherwise? I've yet to play a AAA game and say "wow, this game would be so much better if the graphics were better." Nor have I really said "well, this game kind of sucks, but the graphics are so good I'm going to keep playing it." Back in the 90s, when graphics evolved so rapidly, sure.

Now? I have a 4 year old PC and don't feel like spending a grand to build a new one. Until recently I played on a CRT and often kicked down resolution in favor of FPS.

Crysis was great, I thought. Graphics weren't a major part of that. FC3 was arguably lesser quality graphics (many here have made that argument, I do not agree.) I felt it was a better game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 19, 2014, 14:03 Beamer
 
Ratty wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 13:58:
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 12:44:
No, but it means that a significant amount of Americans are fine saying extremely racist things
I still don't agree that using internet comments as any kind of gauge of anything at all is useful in any way. So maybe you're right about the "significant amount" but you're never going to find out by using internet comments as any kind of measure. And really how often is "often" that they use a true, verified name? I have a Facebook account, haven't used it in years, but the name there certainly isn't my own. My impression is that 90% of readers on a Yahoo news story leave no comment at all. Maybe 40-50% of the rest will post something supportive or relevant. The rest will post something angry or hateful. All I think this means is those last ones post constantly, on many different stories, sometimes many posts on the same story. Something in their angry nature makes them feel they can't keep silent on a subject which enrage them, or they just get a kick out of posting stuff to get a rise out of people. Something like the Cheerios story will attract that small angry minority because the story has become so notable.

So yes, I downplay the significance of internet comments. Doesn't mean I downplay the significance of racism in our society.

On an almost total tangent: last week there was a letter in Dear Abby. A woman had a loving husband, great provider, honest, trustworthy in every way, a man she loved dearly. One day he left his computer on and she discovered he had a habit of leaving the most vile, hateful comments - almost invariably sexist in nature - on a number of comment sites on a regular, daily basis. When she confronted him with it he claimed it was how he liked to "unwind" and it was no big deal and told her he wouldn't stop.

I'm not saying internet trolls are in every way upstanding loving citizens just looking to unwind like this man apparently was. I'm betting most of them are as angry as their comments are. I was just reminded of it by our conversation.

That people think being vile, sexist and racist is a way to "unwind" is still indicative of an enormous problem.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 19, 2014, 12:44 Beamer
 
Ratty wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 12:39:
If 80% of the comment on a youtube news story are racist that doesn't mean 80% of the country is racist.

No, but it means that a significant amount of Americans are fine saying extremely racist things, often using their actual, real name to do so. Many of these sites require a verified Facebook account to comment. People are making these comments using an account that links them to their family, their children, their employer, etc.

These problems are still huge. It isn't a 1:1 proportion to online comments, but online comments show how enormous it is, even if many on the internet love downplaying them because they don't see it in their daily lives (see: any discussion about sex and gender on Bluesnews.com)
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusive; Skipping PCs
55. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusive; Skipping PCs Aug 19, 2014, 12:26 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 10:25:
Quinn wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 10:39:
Why the hell would Microsoft antagonize itself like this for such a temporary exclusivity deal. People now just think "Go fuck yourself" while waiting for the release on their platform. At least otherwise they would have though "Go fuck yourself" while getting themselves an Xbone. Maybe.

So dumb.

Because Microsoft does not make games for consumers... Microsoft is a gigantic profit driven company, they don't give a fuck about you or anyone else. They looked at the calculated ROI and saw it's a profit (console sales + % of game sales), so they did it.

The real question you should be asking is why Square Enix did it, because they decided to go with it. So in reality, Square Enix can fuck off more than MS

WHo mentioned here isn't a gigantic profit-driven company? Microsoft is. Sony certainly is. Square Enix is.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 19, 2014, 12:24 Beamer
 
Ratty wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 12:08:
What cracks me up about trolls is how so many people engage them. There was that story a few months back about a Cheerio's commercial featuring a biracial couple. There was this huge hoopla about all the racism surrounding its reception and grave commentary about how our country still hasn't moved beyond its racist past and then Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton weighed in and I finally started to pay attention and it turned out it all started because of comments on Youtube and Facebook! It's the fucking internet people! Have none of them ever visited youtube? Trolls are just part of the whole internet experience. And there seems to be so many of them because they have no lives and no friends and have nothing to do all day but post endlessly in website comments. I don't even think most of the cheerios trolls were even particularly racist. They just say whatever will get a rise out of people and draw attention to themselves.

I wouldn't pay a cent for websites without trolls. What I'd love to get rid of are the pages and pages of responses from regular people that render many comment sections useless.

Have you ever been to the Yahoo News article comment sections and read all the racist comments?

That isn't trolling. Some of those get 15k responses. That's ignorance. Saying all of American ignorance is due to trolls, just because it's online, seems like it's ignoring the larger issue.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 19, 2014, 11:23 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 11:12:
If you want to ditch Facebook, just use Google+. It's a lot better anyway. However, the two are for different purposes. You can't use G+ the same way you use Facebook (or so I understand--I've never had a Facebook), which is why Facebook sheep often don't tend to like G+. They're using it wrong. It's also easy to disregard/fear the unfamiliar.

"People don't use what I use because they're sheep afraid of the unfamiliar!"

Nice, Cutter. Nice.

Or, maybe, there's little to do on G+, fewer people to interact with, no one likes having it forced down their throats, and Google is already involved in enough of our lives so it's nice to have some data another mega corporation owns instead of them.
 
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