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News Comments > PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales
38. Re: PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales Feb 3, 2014, 11:18 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 06:35:
Beamer wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 01:24:
Darks wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 01:11:
But, I thought the PC was dead?

I'm officially banning every idiot saying this, especially about a game that's clearly an exception to every single rule you could ever make.

So the PC...is dead? What?

Is disco dead?
I'm sure at least a few disco albums were released last year. Its probably fine. Anyone claiming disco is dead, or even dying, is a moron. There will always be disco fans and disco bands.



No, PC gaming is not "dead," but it isn't healthy, it isn't growing, and it isn't nearly as profitable as other platforms. PC profits tend to be grouped up into a few entities (Mojang and Valve being the two biggest), with the rest being split between casual games for major publishers and a whole lot of indies making good money for teams of 1-10 people but not enough to support larger scale growth.

But, for some reason, people think "PC gaming is dead" means "literally no one plays PC games and literally no PC game can make money," so any time a game does well on PCs, they say stupid shit like "oh, I thought PC gaming was dead, lulz."
It's either a deliberate misunderstanding of what people mean, as well as a clear logical fallacy to see Minecraft do well and make this argument (it's almost always made in Minecraft threads), or its just spouted by idiots too stupid to understand what anyone means why they discuss the seeming death of PC gaming. They're not making an argument like "if Minecraft is doing well, other games can, too, and PC gaming is seeing quite an indie revival." They're arguing against a literal statement no one is making.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 11:12 Beamer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 02:38:
Beamer wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 01:23:
You don't think that, if it was legal, you wouldn't have more people trying it out of curiosity?

Right now, illegality and it simply being difficult to access absolutely limits who is doing it. Obviously a large amount of people still have access to it, but I don't think it's hard to imagine that there are plenty of people that never try it because they never have the opportunity, and that the legal issues further discourage them from overcoming that. I don't think many people would disagree that no one listens to what the government discourages us from. Some, however, do listen to what they prohibit us from.

Removing all barriers will absolutely increase first time users, and for things like meth, first time users are never only time users.
This isn't something like marijuana, which is harmless. This is something that legitimately destroys people.

Also, the "if people want to ruin themselves I say let them" argument below Prez' is a terrible one.

Lol, well since you avoid everything else in my post under the pretense of disagreeing with the basic premise of personal liberty laid out in the first sentence, could you at least explain why you think that's so terrible? Or are you just being typically disingenuous like so many others who are so quick to shrug off any notion of legalizing drugs? I don't think the government needs to be in the business of protecting people from themselves. Certainly not if the only goal is to prevent your "large amount of people" (I'd wager less than 1% of the population, are those who are inclined to want to do hard drugs and the only thing stopping them is a law) from harming themselves because they're stupid. It wouldn't be ignorance, either, because you would still have education of the dangers out there, as well as resources for those who need help when they've gotten in over their heads. Just like you do now for tobacco and alcohol, and those aren't even a fraction as harmful. At some point you need to allow common sense to do its work, or else you end up with Idiocracy.

Again, do you really think all of the negative consequences of these drugs being illegal is worth protecting that small subsect of the population from doing something dumb?

I don't think it's "typically disingenuous."

The government isn't in the business of protecting us from ourselves. It is in the business of protecting us from idiots around us.

Do you know what methheads are? Dangerous. And expensive. The fewer we have, the better. Hence, meth is illegal.

We know, conclusively, marijuana doesn't have the same effects. This is why it's rapidly becoming legal. And, when I worked in criminal law, possession was very rarely prosecuted. Why? It wasted everyone's time. There are only so many judges, and bringing everyone possessing into court would clog things more than they're already clogged.

But meth? Meth is a very different thing.
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales
31. Re: PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales Feb 3, 2014, 01:24 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 01:11:
But, I thought the PC was dead?

I'm officially banning every idiot saying this, especially about a game that's clearly an exception to every single rule you could ever make.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 01:23 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 01:01:
Beamer wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 17:38:
Prez wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 17:12:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 15:53:

Drug od at 46? Hows that legal argument now?

So if someone commits suicide with a gun should those be illegal too? I am extremely libertarian when it comes to individual rights, so yes, I absolutely think drugs should be legal.

All drugs?
Meth and PCP?

Yep. It's not like the people addicted to stuff like that are having any problem getting it while it's illegal. All we're doing is wasting tax money and wasting the time and efforts of good guys like Bats on what amounts to a completely futile effort. Why don't we instead spend some of those wasted resources on getting the people who need help with their addictions rehabilitated? Criminalizing them and incarcerating them does way more harm than good.

You don't think that, if it was legal, you wouldn't have more people trying it out of curiosity?

Right now, illegality and it simply being difficult to access absolutely limits who is doing it. Obviously a large amount of people still have access to it, but I don't think it's hard to imagine that there are plenty of people that never try it because they never have the opportunity, and that the legal issues further discourage them from overcoming that. I don't think many people would disagree that no one listens to what the government discourages us from. Some, however, do listen to what they prohibit us from.

Removing all barriers will absolutely increase first time users, and for things like meth, first time users are never only time users.
This isn't something like marijuana, which is harmless. This is something that legitimately destroys people.

Also, the "if people want to ruin themselves I say let them" argument below Prez' is a terrible one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2014, 17:38 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 17:12:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 15:53:

Drug od at 46? Hows that legal argument now?

So if someone commits suicide with a gun should those be illegal too? I am extremely libertarian when it comes to individual rights, so yes, I absolutely think drugs should be legal.

All drugs?
Meth and PCP?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2014, 23:51 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 1, 2014, 20:51:
Beamer wrote on Feb 1, 2014, 19:57:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 1, 2014, 19:43:
/deleted - went on a big long spin - no one cares.

Make things legal, let people take whatever they want, but it will take a TON of legislation to deal with the destruction that it causes. No one cares if shit bird drug addict does xyz to themselves, but they disrupt A LOT a long the way and the destruction is a large swath far and wide.....we will pay for it as a whole - the money for the "drug war" will just be money for the "fix me war".....

I don't have the answers. I have great solutions that no one likes. There will be a time when people will say enough is enough.....we will have enough victims that they will be loud one day....until then, turds will be turds and continue to be turds cause jail is not big deal.

The "1%" problem is growing...

It's not worth it.
The libertarian "it should be legal, what, because some people may have an issue it isn't?" argument is an idiotic one. It doesn't actually address why something should be legal, just why it shouldn't be illegal.

And it runs into huge flaws because it's only used for something that individual wants to be legal. You can easily find things illegal that they happily agree shouldn't be legal, without them realizing the logic they're applying is solely personal opinion.

Which is why I laugh at the MJ argument. "Cause it has medical benefits" yea for the .05%, the rest of you just want to get high.

THIS

Parents need to be charged. In every case.

Oh, we're talking MJ?

Well, in that case, I actually do believe that the cost of fighting it is significantly greater than the cost letting it run as free as alcohol would be.

Significantly.

Cocaine? Molly? Keep that shit illegal? Weed? Let that run free. We've spent far too many resources and ruined far too many otherwise-fine lives over this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2014, 19:57 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 1, 2014, 19:43:
/deleted - went on a big long spin - no one cares.

Make things legal, let people take whatever they want, but it will take a TON of legislation to deal with the destruction that it causes. No one cares if shit bird drug addict does xyz to themselves, but they disrupt A LOT a long the way and the destruction is a large swath far and wide.....we will pay for it as a whole - the money for the "drug war" will just be money for the "fix me war".....

I don't have the answers. I have great solutions that no one likes. There will be a time when people will say enough is enough.....we will have enough victims that they will be loud one day....until then, turds will be turds and continue to be turds cause jail is not big deal.

The "1%" problem is growing...

It's not worth it.
The libertarian "it should be legal, what, because some people may have an issue it isn't?" argument is an idiotic one. It doesn't actually address why something should be legal, just why it shouldn't be illegal.

And it runs into huge flaws because it's only used for something that individual wants to be legal. You can easily find things illegal that they happily agree shouldn't be legal, without them realizing the logic they're applying is solely personal opinion.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
18. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 1, 2014, 15:31 Beamer
 
Lord Tea wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 04:50:
Beamer wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 18:38:
German spying on the US (which I'm sure they do)

I'm sure the US never landed on the moon.
I'm sure 9/11 was an inside job.
I'm sure the sun won't rise tomorrow.
I'm sure bla bla bla bla

But I just don't have any proof. Therefore, no one gives a crap.

Wait, you're comparing one country spying on another to thinking the US never landed on the moon?

Seriously?

You don't think every developed nation in the world is gathering intelligence on every other developed nation in the world?

And yet I'm the one in the tin foil hat?
You do understand that the CIA hired German speaking individuals, and the German equivalent hires US speaking individuals that have spent time in American culture, right?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: The Kotaku article Jan 31, 2014, 19:07 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 31, 2014, 16:56:
Voting with your wallet is all that most publishers understand and I think more than a few developers are the same. Being indie doesn't mean you aren't all about money. I wouldn't blame anyone for taking this route although I'd usually ask nicely, at least at first.

But this is a conversation with devs, not publishers, and there's a difference between voting with your wallet and making your words important due to your wallet.

Do actions speak best? Yes, so vote with your wallet.
But if you're choosing to use your words, your wallet is less of an interesting facet.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 31, 2014, 19:05 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 31, 2014, 19:03:
Blue, Quinto is starring in the movie, but the Hitman role is being played by Rupert Friend, from Homeland.

I liked Olyphant, too bad they didn't keep him on. He's such a badass.

But he looked terrible, and weird, without hair.
Plus I liked his character less than someone more proper.
Lastly, Hitman not being a success led his career to Justified, so it all works out as far as I'm concerned, haha.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: The Kotaku article Jan 31, 2014, 16:36 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 31, 2014, 16:33:
I am not familiar with Vlambeer, or after looking at their webpage, any of their games, before today.

What exactly does this guy expect from random people on the internet? Of course they are going to say they won't buy your game, or want a refund. Those people probably deal with paragons of business ethics such as EA and Activision on a regular basis, of course they are used to companies treating them like a monetary resource.

He then goes on to basically threaten that he and his company can quit at any time and get real jobs, if they keep getting that sort of feedback. Hypocritical much?

In relation to the rest of the thread, I can only tolerate watching Yahtzee's videos, usually for games I will never play.

His point is that saying "DO THIS OR I WON'T BUY YOUR GAME!" is pretty meaningless. His incentive isn't one additional sale.
Saying "I think your game would work better if you did this" gets a better response out of him.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: SiN Jan 31, 2014, 11:07 Beamer
 
Shineyguy wrote on Jan 31, 2014, 09:41:
SiN on Steam has the expansion pack.

I too loved SiN Episodes, the first one was a good foray. Unfortunately we won't see another as the studio closed.

I loved the start of the first episode (killing jetpack guys was so much fun, which is odd as Z enemies are usually awful), but the latter parts sucked. I never had enough ammo to kill the heavy armored guys, and powerful weapons weren't in that episode, so I took to dying in order to respawn with more ammo.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Graphics Comparison
27. Re: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Graphics Comparison Jan 30, 2014, 23:43 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 23:37:
Beamer wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 20:23:
Oh good, 22 posts before the idiot use of "white-knighting."
A word only a certain type of person uses, and one that's become very popular.

Note "idiot use" not "idiot used," because the poster using it in this case isn't an idiot, unlike nearly every other use on this board (mostly by banned posters.)

I use it because I find it relevant. Women do not need men to champion their cause, they do it just fine on their very own. I find it ironic that the very men complaining about the lack of strong females think that females are not strong enough to stand up for themselves.

I might not have even mentioned it if it were your normal scantily clad video game vixen designed more to sell the game based on blatant sex appeal, but my God, claiming that a woman who is in shape wearing a tight fitting tank top is designed to sell the game based on sex? Come on. I have seen plenty of women out hiking wearing similar outfits. Are they showing off their bodies or wearing clothing that keeps them cool or that they like? Who gives a shit. All I know is they certainly don't need me or anybody else criticizing or defending them.

Oddly, I don't see any of them here to defend themselves, nor have any articles/videos Blue has ever linked to where they do so every been received with anything less than hostility.

Someone making others think a bit about how their actions impact those around them isn't a terrible thing.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Graphics Comparison
24. Re: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Graphics Comparison Jan 30, 2014, 20:23 Beamer
 
Oh good, 22 posts before the idiot use of "white-knighting."
A word only a certain type of person uses, and one that's become very popular.

Note "idiot use" not "idiot used," because the poster using it in this case isn't an idiot, unlike nearly every other use on this board (mostly by banned posters.)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2014, 20:21 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 18:55:
Amazon considers raising Prime subscription fee by up to $40.

Ugh. I love prime, but...$80 a year is pushing it, as is...

Maybe if I used more of their streaming, I could justify it, but I generally use netflix for that.


I could do $99.99 no problem - heck, I could have sworn that's what it was when I signed up.

$119.99? Eh. I get most of my items within 2 days regardless, I'm usually over $25 (I guess $35 now, which is a bit less common), and I don't do as much streaming as I should. I can throw $100 away to convenience, but feel less good about throwing $120 away for it.
 
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News Comments > EA Salt Lake Layoffs
4. Re: EA Salt Lake Layoffs Jan 30, 2014, 20:13 Beamer
 
Wildone wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 19:47:
Obamacare too expensive for employers, it happens

Yup, because laying off employees and producing fewer products, decreasing revenues, is the best way to fight increasing costs.


1. Obamacare is too high a percentage of revenues, we need to layoff workers!
2. We don't have enough employees to release more products, we need to reduce product count!
3. We reduced product count and now revenues are falling!
4. Goto 1

Fortunately businesses aren't as stupid as Republicans think, and therefore this doesn't really happen with competent leadership
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 30, 2014, 20:07 Beamer
 
Tumbler wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 19:26:
Getting rid of a ps3 for $100 seems like a bad idea. most models sell for $150+ used. If they offered $150 it might at least be fair but neither next gen machines play 3d blue rays plus the ps3 has so much coming to plus its ridiculous. Payday 2 free this month!?

Ignoring that I'll probably only use 3D bluray 3 more times in my life, I still have some PS3 games I'd like to play. Given that the PS4 isn't backwords compatible, where will I get my Last of Us fix? Or Infamous 1 and 2? Or Resistance 1-3? Or replay the Uncharteds?

Ok, to be honest, Last of Us will get played, those other 5 are likely never leaving shrinkwrap.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 29, 2014, 21:47 Beamer
 
Asmo wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 20:59:
killer_roach wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 20:13:
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 19:56:
Go Edward!

Keep in mind that being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize doesn't mean that much in and of itself - a fairly sizable number of people are nominated every year.

According to the article, 209 people last year and 50 organisations iirc.

259 nominations out of 7 billion people + many organisations is hardly a sizable number. In fact, it's a very very exclusive club imo...

including Hitler!

/godwin
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 29, 2014, 19:26 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 19:02:
Beamer wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 18:38:
Yeah, it has nothing to do with him making the US and UK look stupid and Germany look like a victim. That has nothing to do with it.

Had he revealed German spying on the US (which I'm sure they do), the US and UK would be lauding him while Germany would be vilifying him.

Don't act like Germany is some saintly nation with some wonderful government.

No government is saintly. Germans have little control over the government the same way we do. Every government is accountable. And then there is the matter of the following - do you follow what is "lawful" or what is "rightful" (common sense).

Take a step back and realize why over 60% of Germans support Snowden. Their oldest generation, that suffered under Hitler's cruel Security State, that are still alive would of course sympathize with him. The middle generation? Well let's see - East Germany suffered under the Stasi Security State, of which has been quoted as over-reaching in its surveillance of any citizen like the NSA. The youngest generation of Germans are most definitely activists, and often aligned with the interests of American activists.

I'm not sure where your sarcasm is coming from. A huge majority of Americans are keenly aware of what is going on, especially that the media here is hogwash. And the U.S. Media has purposely blacked out any coverage of Snowden's interview - they are the propaganda apparatus of corporations and the pentagon.

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Little known factoid. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of MLK's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. The NSA also spied on MLK, which was revealed September 2013.

My sarcasm is coming from you acting as if the German government was supporting him for any reason other than him making them look good.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 29, 2014, 19:25 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 18:52:
Two-thirds of Americans surf the Web at less than 10Mbps.

duh. I surf them web at exactly 1 - as anything above that in this Monopoly is so ungodly expensive that it isn't worth it.

Guess it depends on where you live. 50mbps was a $30 upgrade for me, so long as I took a $49.99 TV package.

$79.99 for 50mbps, basic cable and HBO isn't bad, even if I barely use the cable.
 
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