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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2014, 22:51 Beamer
 
You guys ever think it's possible that Sesame Street is actually propaganda organized by Vladimir Putin? I don't know if he has the motive to control Sesame Street, but given how wealthy he is, he probably has the means.

But oh no, everyone love Sesame Street and no one would ever suspect them of anything so we should keep subjecting our children to their ideas. They couldn't possibly be up to no good, right?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 5, 2014, 22:48 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 22:41:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 20:28:
Yeah, she is the creative force behind one of the greatest console franchises ever. I'd be surprised if there wasn't follow up.

I'm really curious as to why she was forced out. I'm sure she won't stay unemployed for long. Good luck to her.

A single game on a single platform that most people don't know about or will ever experience? It may be great but she's still an unknown to most people.

A single game?

Uncharted, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3. 3 games all considered among the best of an entire console generation. 3 games that sold millions of copies apiece. 3 games that helped drive PS3 sales and were the most successful PS3 pack-in in North America.

She may be unknown to most people, but does that matter? The main creative force behind one of the biggest franchises of recent gaming history has parted ways with that franchise. That's news.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
29. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 17:18 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 15:51:
Beamer - check your email.....hater....

Took me a while to find it - was in my junk folder.


Also, I don't, haha. At all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
25. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 15:50 Beamer
 
I never get the "people will lose jobs if minimum wage goes up."

Look at who makes minimum wage. Typically it's service jobs. Will Walmart have fewer cashiers? Will McDonald's? If that happens waits go up. If that happens then people stop going to those stores and start going where waits aren't as long - companies like Costco that have no issue paying a higher wage to their employees.

Many of the people that are against raising minimum wage are the same that love saying things like "the market will take care of it." Well, the market would also make sure that companies keep their staffing levels. It isn't as if Walmart or McDonald's are employing more people now than they need - they run close to the bare minimum. They can't simply employee fewer people without utterly destroying the experience to their own detriment.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 14:51 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 14:40:
Task wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 12:46:
Oh yeah and that Buffett guy avoids millions in taxes in offshore accounts, while believing the middle class should be heavily taxed, while his Berkshire company hasn't paid taxes in 10 years. sweet. The poor get poorer, and the rich get richer. nice, good game

None of that is true... He's long called bullshit on the rationalizations for greed which many in his industry put forth, and has been a strong advocate for people who make money through money, rather than labor, i.e. the rich, to be paying taxes on that income as earned income, rather than as capital gains, which are taxed at a much lower rate. In short, he's kind of the antithesis of your typical uber-rich asshole.

Most financiers are scum, sure, but if there was a moral model which we wished our capital owning class to aspire to, Buffett would probably be close to it.


Task is basically babbling. Nothing he's saying is supported. Believes the middle class should be heavily taxed? Links? He believes the top 1% should be much, much heavier taxed.

And Berkshire has paid little taxes, true. But they haven't had to. Do you think they should pay taxes they don't owe? How does that make sense? Do you ever do your taxes, think you should pay more, so you just throw a few hundred more in?

Let's call him a criminal for doing nothing wrong yet often saying our system is totally borked and all we're doing is making the rich superrich!

Christ, read a newspaper.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 12:50 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 12:46:
lol no I'm not joking, tell that to Lobbyists - Legalized Corruption. Civilized Corruption, Crook-Topia. Many oxnymoron names. Give a Demo, Repub as much as much money as possible and they'll vote for the same private interests. All Legal. They are all about oxymoron's.

and this makes Buffett a crook how? Do you know much about him other than him being rich? Hell, he agrees with axis that congress is full of morons with no interest in getting things done, as he says in the link, and he believes the rich need a much higher tax rate.

but keep spewing generalizations and calling him a crook and citing it with babble and cartoons rather than facts and actions. Typical for some of the uninformed, indefensible positions some posters here love. Don't read, don't cite, just post something angry and pretend you're always right. Great, RollinCuttr
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2014, 12:45 Beamer
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 12:35:
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 12:22:
So all these "robbers" are stealing Bitcoins, which leads to all the bitcoin exchanges being shut down, which will inevitably cause bitcoins to simply become utterly useless and worthless. So then they've stolen shit that isn't worth anything. Yay?

Other theory: The NSA is doing all the 'stealing', because the government is worried about bitcoins.

You know Creston, I was thinking pretty much the same thing about "the government" or some other state sponsored entity stealing the bitcoins in order to protect their own currencies, interests or wealth, but not necessarily American entities. The NSA certainly has the capability to pull it off, but do they have the motive? Perhaps the global banks would have a greater interest in such things.

Hey, but we don't have anything to hide from the NSA so who cares if they spy on everyone, right? They couldn't possibly use that data for nefarious purposes.

I like that you make conjecture with no proof, then make a comment that makes sense only if there's proof.

the NSA has the resources to have done this, true. But code from mtgox was released and a five year old could have done this. They published right to the live site, and there was no version control so devs were publishing over each other.

but sure, it was the NSA. The NSA also hacked half life 2.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 11:11 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 10:48:
I'm confused Beamer, Warren Buffet is a crook, IE, Legalized Crook, bitcoins or not.

I can't tell if you linking to a cartoon is a sign of a joke or not. I'd be curious to know what makes Buffett, who's actually a decent guy and actually concerned with job creation (of course, already being a billionaire with nothing to prove helps this, but it separates him from so many others out there) makes him a crook.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 10:34 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 10:25:
Warren Buffet: Crook with no Bitcoins...

Axis: arbitrary name caller with some bitcoins...
 
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News Comments > Eidos Montreal Layoffs
15. Re: Eidos Montreal Layoffs Mar 4, 2014, 22:26 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 21:24:
MajorD wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 20:40:
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 19:08:
Overon wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 18:49:
Rattlehead wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 18:20:
Pretty standard practice to lay off most of the staff after a project has been shipped, and even more common when reviews are not up to par. This is why the gaming industry can kiss my ass as far as I'm concerned.
If that's the case they should lay off the people whose direction resulted in the sub par reviews. Not the people implementing their will. But that doesn't happen as often as it should.
To be fair you can not please a fan boy who's love was a game in the late 90's, as a fan boy with a game in the late 90's its just not going to happen because this period was golden... at least we remember it that way.

The fan boy reviews passed off as objective and professional are a joke and do more damage than the suits.

As a game, there is little wrong with Thief, it's main problem is being called Thief. If it wasn't called Thief, it's main problem would not being called Thief.

Fuck game review fanboys.

Have you even played the game? Whether it is Thief or not a Thief game, there is A LOT wrong with it!


Whiteknighting is a syndrome,

There's that word again. Using it is a syndrome. Other symptoms include posting content not worth reading.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
34. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 4, 2014, 13:34 Beamer
 
When you get down to it, did the main storyline matter?

There was a revolution that made the city suck, or did it suck before? Corvo looked cool. He wanted to save a girl. Some demon was involved. You met weird people along the way, but they were part of the atmosphere, not the primary story. There was an evil person somewhere.

You could probably retell it nearly exactly and I wouldn't notice. The atmosphere (and characters that were a part of it) and gameplay far trumped the story of the main character.

And yes, it was less a stealth game and more a stealth/action game, as you could do both equally well once you got powered up. These are my favorite games. I adore stealth aspects but hate pure stealth games. Dishonored was right in my wheelhouse, letting me swoop in, cause some chaos, then swoop out as if I'd never been there. Sure, someone complained about stupid guards and me feeling overpowered, but that person misses what made that fun.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - South Park: The Stick of Truth
21. Re: Ships Ahoy - South Park: The Stick of Truth Mar 4, 2014, 13:30 Beamer
 
The only thing I hear is shallow is the combat, but for decent reason. JRPG combat tends to get tedious and repetitive, and comedy during combat does as well, as you see things over and over and over and over.
Making it a bit more shallow and avoidable can only be beneficial. It lets you get back to the good parts of the game.

I gave up on the early FF games after they hit the point, early on, that I just wanted to explore and see the plot and dreaded every stupid, time-consuming random encounter.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed
14. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed Mar 4, 2014, 13:28 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 11:52:
I wanted to but never finished Arkham City, the controls started getting busy and the open world aspects felt weirdly contrasted against the story. The riddler puzzles were annoying, too many weird timing based ones. Didn't even think about getting Origins.

I guess I should give Arkham City another shot sometime but damn, so many games to play

I agree with everything you're saying. The Riddler puzzles were annoying, both the missions and some of the question marks, the controls felt busy, and the open world never felt quite right (and sometimes really made it feel like you were fighting the controls.) I almost didn't stick with the game for these reasons, particularly the open world (which I liked less than the Asylum.)

I'm happy I did, though. The game was a blast. A flawed blast, but a blast. Once I got back into it I was ok with the flaws (seems a trend with me as I get older - I hate the first hour I play of many games, then fall in love with them. See: Dishonored and FC3.)

I don't know if I'd want to go back to a third game with those controls, but at the same time I'd likely buy Origins for $10 for the 360.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
84. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 4, 2014, 11:13 Beamer
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 08:25:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 22:00:
Wow....lots going on in here....99% not about the games listed...hahahahah

/65 tards on my tard list. Lots of them banned over the years (used the script until the update, then added all of those people), lots of them no longer around, but some are still very active. oh well. My life is busy, I don't have time for some of the garbage/attitudes - they get blocked.

//17 messages in this thread are blocked - and I have no doubt I am blocked by several.....

People disagree with xXBatmanXx or don't care for his whining so they become 'tards' (classy, btw) and go on his ban list.

How do you deal with conflict IRL, cupcake?

He's a cop, so he's not used to having to deal with direct conflict IRL, haha.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
29. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 4, 2014, 11:09 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 08:51:
SS wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 04:28:
I'd say the story of Corvo doesn't need a sequel (But I'm sure you could do one) but the universe they created has plenty of other tales that could be told.

Exactly. The whole spirit realm and who the guy was was never explained, right? unless it was in the DLC I missed?


Yup. Seems very easy to just give us a new story line with the spirit realm and maybe the inventor.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
18. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 4, 2014, 01:05 Beamer
 
John wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 21:55:
PHJF wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 20:59:
Tried twice but couldn't get into it.
How far did you get into it? I didn't care for it too much at first but once I got further in with more abilities I really liked it.

I hated most of the start. Then I got a feel for it and loved it
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
10. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 3, 2014, 19:26 Beamer
 
durandal wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 19:13:
I hope it's not another mobile game with shit tons of micro-transactions.

Weird post.
For one, does anyone ever hope it's that?
For another, has any sequel ever been that?

Plenty of games have had stupid mobile micro-transaction spin-offs, but I can't think of a single that's had a "II" in it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
55. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 3, 2014, 11:20 Beamer
 
I've only blocked one person, because he endlessly trolled and I know people got sick of seeing me get drawn into it.

There's another poster who endlessly trolls in a different way, who doesn't even understand that he does, who I consistently consider blocking but then I'd lose half the board.

I don't get why people would block Jerykk. I don't agree with the guy all the time, but he seems to be thoughtful and not particularly combative.
 
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News Comments > 3D Realms Acquisition Details
11. Re: 3D Realms Acquisition Details Mar 3, 2014, 11:17 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 11:00:
Trevellian wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 10:55:
3D Realms is legendary for its contributions to the gaming industry, as both the pioneer of the shareware model and an always generous partner who has provided both funding and guidance to game studios such as id Software

Uhm... seriously? Hate to break it to them but as far as big budget titles Apogee and ID Software were the real big pioneers of Shareware from what I remember. Not 3D Realms.

I also don't recall id Software ever once needing "funding and guidance" from 3D Realms, or any of the other number of names they dropped.

Who are these people and what delusional world are they living in?

Not to worry. Im reasonably sure someone (Beamer?) will drop any minute into the thread and explain to us mere mortals the merits of buying an empty shell of a developer for PR, marketing, and valuation purposes.

3DR has next to no value but was likely bought for next to no dollars.


However, the guy you quoted isn't wrong for that, he's wrong for not understanding that Apogee and 3D Realms are the same damn thing. Apogee owned 3DR and, after a few years, just changed its name to 3DR. So yes, id needed Apogee, and since Apogee became 3DR, id needed 3DR.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
13. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 2, 2014, 18:56 Beamer
 
How often do you guys print things?

For me, I probably print 1 or 2 personal things a year, usually concert tickets from places that won't mail them to me or do willcall. Business-wise, I used to print a lot at my old company, which did everything in powerpoint as decks, but my current company views them as slides (which drives me nuts), and I think I print maybe once a quarter, if that.
In both cases I can see a tablet that allowed for marking documents up replacing these instantly. My last company was trying to replace paper with iPads for decks for executives, but since you can't mark them up it drove me nuts.

Once that tech hits, though, I can see consumer printers fading almost instantaneously. They're almost there. I never owned my own printer - in HS my parents had one, then I just relied on other ones. My parents still use theirs, but mostly for stupid crap, and they're using it less and less.

For commercial purposes, yes, paper will always be here. And for personal uses we'll still need documents, but probably not often enough to warrant buying a printer rather than finding another way. Even now, so much of the legal stuff I sign is done via e-signatures.
 
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