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News Comments > Origins Ditches Discs
23. Re: Origins Ditches Discs Mar 31, 2014, 12:20 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:14:
It's so like EA not to understand that the files on disks are 100% digital, too. In fact, they are the same files, exactly.

It's so like some anonymous person on the internet that thinks he's smarter than EA to not understand that the files on discs may be digital, but the discs themselves are not.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 31, 2014, 12:18 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:50:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:25:
If they only start selling 4K's, it will happen in time and I'm for that. Same price as they are today, just 4K.

4K doesn't have to stand a chance, it just has to be the only option and it will by default.

Didn't 3D do the same thing? Pretty much all new TV sets basically came with mandatory 3D shit on them, so people just didn't buy them.

Not sure that 4K is going to have much more effect. It's just yet another attempt by the TV manufacturers to make you buy a new TV set, and new cables and everything.

Fuck 'em.

3D didn't hurt sales, it just didn't help them. People stopped buying TVs not because they were 3D but because the TV they already owned was good enough.

4K will have more of an effect, because you don't need to do anything special/annoying to get its benefits (Every set of 3D glasses I've worn is a pain in the ass to see if its on or off, they make the image worse, and they're all-around a hassle), but I think people will realize over time that they just don't have much of a benefit unless you have a 100" tv.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2014, 11:12 Beamer
 
Alamar wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:07:
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:01:
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 10:50:
It's not that gamers are killing videogames, it's that us oldsters were abandoned.

Hehe.
"I'm important! How dare the cancel Harry's Law when it had fine ratings? Us "oldsters" watched plenty of it!"

WTF happened to Harry's Law... The first season was interesting, engaging, etc... The second season was just another law show... And where did that second floor come from? Time lord technology I tell ya...

-Alamar

Desperate attempts to get something other than "oldsters" to watch it, since oldsters are completely uninteresting to advertisers.

Every year at least one or two decently rated shows get canned because only Suppa7 watches them.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2014, 11:01 Beamer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 10:50:
It's not that gamers are killing videogames, it's that us oldsters were abandoned.

Hehe.
"I'm important! How dare the cancel Harry's Law when it had fine ratings? Us "oldsters" watched plenty of it!"
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
44. Re: Women In Video Games Initiative Mar 31, 2014, 10:43 Beamer
 
wrlwnd wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 00:01:
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 20:19:
I'll again point out that women score better in math and science. And are routinely pushed away from any kind of computer-related job because most men that end up there are extremely aggro against women and push them right out.

I like the way you make "facts" up and push them right out. And we're all just expected to accept them unchallenged. Well done.

which would you like me to source? Both points are easily Google able and have been widely reported on and mentioned on this site, though I doubt people like you will see the latter a problem and instead argue they're isolated incidents. Because it fits the storyline you're comfortable with where you're a victim, not part if an ongoing problem.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2014, 10:22 Beamer
 
It's about the games, stupid!


and innovation for more than the sake of innovation.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
29. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 20:55 Beamer
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 19:04:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 18:52:
Okay..? If Early Access helps make the game better, what exactly is the problem? Would you rather they avoid Early Access and release an inferior game?

Well in my case, the issue is they ran a Kickstarter plus Early Access. To me that's double-dipping. They not only did they meet their Kickstarter goal, they exceeded it. So why do they need Early Access now? It doesn't say anywhere on Steam that Early Access will make the game even better then was planned with their Kickstarter funds.

I'd rather see a real indie dev that really need the funds and marketing that Early Access provides in their place.

It's double-dipping if they charge the same people. Again.
They are not. They are giving people who were unaware of the kickstarter the opportunity a chance to get in on early access.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
28. removed Mar 30, 2014, 20:54 Beamer
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
16. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 18:56 Beamer
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 18:51:
Seems I touched a nerve here. You pro-publisher guys want to share your Kickstarter levels and Early Access receipts?

Why would we want to share receipts? What does that have to do with anything?
And, given that most early access titles have been offered by developers without publishers, I see zero way that makes us "pro-publisher."

You're a bit slow, aren't you? Either that, or you discuss things on the internet you don't understand because you make assumptions without verifying a single damn thing.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
13. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 18:46 Beamer
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 18:14:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 17:46:
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 16:37:
Yes but they already had a over-successful Kickstarter. They are simply milking it with Early Access now.

For games that aspire to have better than 8-bit graphics, kickstarter funds are a mere fraction of what is required.

That's not what they said. They said they needed $400K. They got $625K. They should have more than enough to make the game. If they didn't ask for enough to fulfill their commitments I would consider that fraud.

Well, it's a good thing no legal or financial body cares what you personally consider fraud.
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
38. Re: Women In Video Games Initiative Mar 29, 2014, 20:19 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 20:07:
If only the world were so simple! That's why your argument is destined for the dust bin of history. Because life is way more complex than your social policy via greeting card. There are many reasons that certain groups may not be represented at the same rates in certain categories (not the least of which is the actual categories themselves... many problems exist only when the categories are finagled just right). Your argument is that if the numbers aren't exactly equal... then racism (or sexism, or insert-ism-here). That's the least intellectual argument in the history of arguments. So just because you can't fathom a set of conditions where it could happen, it's impossible?

There are many factors that help determine what a person chooses to do with his or her life. Culture is a big one... but not in the way you think. You guys can call me anything you like, because at the end of the day, we both know that all of the screams of -isms are a tactic designed to stifle debate. If your argument held water, you wouldn't need to try and shame people with cries of sexism... you'd be able to objectively prove your point. So caterwaul away... it only makes the obvious more so...

Again, you're a terrible human being unable to see through any eyes other than your own.

I'll again point out that women score better in math and science. And are routinely pushed away from any kind of computer-related job because most men that end up there are extremely aggro against women and push them right out.

It's so odd that you think that "you need to prove your point" is your retort, when there's really an infinite amount of incidents out there where a woman was pushed out of a coding job because the men around her were so damn creepy.

Video games, both as a hobby and as a career, are about 90% men. This, to you, is a sign that women inherently don't like video games and nothing else.
This is why you're a terrible human being. You're so afraid that, somehow, this would take away from whatever pitiful achievements you've had in your pitiful life.
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
34. Re: Women In Video Games Initiative Mar 29, 2014, 12:56 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 11:53:
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 11:34:
Hahaha! I work in a female-dominated industry, and we get along just fine. Probably because they are very good at what they do, and I am good at my job. Our mutual respect is genuine, based on ability, and not preferential hiring. Try it sometime...

Dude, you stated that prejudice is a non-factor and then... made a bunch of racist and sexist comments, probably without even realizing it. Women will only get interested in computing when it has applications relevant to them? Gee, I guess women must be incapable of finding computer science inherently interesting! When we look at how white and Asian men dominate the field of computing, we "shouldn't expect all groups to have equal ability"? That sounds a lot like "blacks, Hispanics, and women just aren't as talented at programming as white and Asian men so we shouldn't expect that many of them to work in the tech field." When men face rejection they work to better themselves, while women just whine and make themselves out as victims? I kinda think that speaks for itself, but consider this: isn't working to change perceptions and institutions which keep you from achieveing your full potential also "working to better yourself"?

That you spout prejudicial garbage without even realizing it, cloaking it in support of "meritocracy", is telling. You are proof positive that people can have vastly reduced expectations for certain groups in certain fields without even realizing that they are prejudiced. In other words, you kind of made my argument for me.

But hey, at least you have some black, err, I mean female friends so you can't possible be sexist!

And that's why he's an awful human being.
 
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News Comments > Michael Abrash Joins Oculus
66. Re: Michael Abrash Joins Oculus Mar 29, 2014, 02:56 Beamer
 
Was William Gibson's awesome tweet posted here?  
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
28. Re: Women In Video Games Initiative Mar 28, 2014, 23:24 Beamer
 
What an awful human being.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 28, 2014, 21:08 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 20:49:
MS if you can complete... then we'll take them to court.

Well, this sounds like a reaction, but they did it months ago.

The two patents described here sound dumb.
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 21:05 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 20:18:
Verno wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 14:23:
I don't know, it seems like a good initiative considering how underrepresented women are in game development in general. I might agree if things were more fairly weighted already but they're not.
You want to fix it, you need to fix the "math and sciences" problem in highschool. Since that's where more girls stop caring about it and decide to do other things for some reason or another. I know that's where my sisters friends stopped, and she was a math wiz back having won enough "awards and prizes to build a life sized statue of herself" including the gauss, FCH, FGH, and Euclid math tests. And competing in provincial finals and finishing in the top 10. Back before they allowed calculators and all that fancy jazz, aka the 90's. I did the same tests back in the 90's, and was quite good at them myself. My math scores in school however were mediocre to poor, because I didn't find it challenging. Couldn't even be bothered to do my homework because it was that boring, much like the lessons. But these contests? Damned if they weren't fun, interesting, and challenging. I loved them.

This is possibly the dumbest post I've read here in a while. Your sister's friend is an idiot, and one person.

You understand that, at this point, women are outscoring men in math and science, right? High school and college.

But I knew this one dude who was smart, then got into scifi and just wrote fanfiction instead of doing work, so clearly fanfiction is ruining our math and science. Since that's where this one guy I knew fell out of it.
 
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News Comments > Michael Abrash Joins Oculus
41. Re: Michael Abrash Joins Oculus Mar 28, 2014, 18:54 Beamer
 
BicycleRepairMan wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 18:43:
To expand on my thoughts: if privacy isnt dead already, surely FB could end it right now by flicking a switch or two, and that threat is scary as hell. But it's not FB's fault per se, its because we've all signed up and willingly danced naked in their playground.

Google knows even more about you, but I'm guessing many of those complaining about Facebook have an Android phone that knows where they are every second of the day.
 
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News Comments > Michael Abrash Joins Oculus
32. Re: Michael Abrash Joins Oculus Mar 28, 2014, 17:45 Beamer
 
Pankin wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 17:28:
Beamer wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 15:48:
mch wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 15:45:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 15:33:
"Please log in to your Facebook account to use your Oculus goggles!"

This will end poorly, I suspect.

Palmer Luckey: "I guarantee that you won't need to log into your Facebook account every time you wanna use the Oculus Rift."

Whether or not you choose to take him at his word is up to you, of course.

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Jesus. And if this changes, it crashes and burns.
People need to stop thinking it will somehow let Zuckerberg watch you pee.

Know what $2 billion buys you? The right to make changes. Six months from now, Palmer may not be in a position to guarantee anything when it comes to how this gadget gets used.

Now I'm not a chicken little type looking for a sky-proof hat but at the same time, I understand the acquisition dynamics of this scale. The short version: the buyer calls the shots.

If those changes get made:
1) The developer support dies, and these things become Facebook-only products
2) The userbase dies, because the bad buzz drowns it
3) The userbase dies, because the support dies and no one wants to pay $300 for a device that makes Facebook more complicated


You are ABSOLUTELY being a chicken little type. There is no way that the future becomes everyone owning some device that lets Facebook watch you pee. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT OCULUS RIFT THAT MAKES IT SPECIAL OTHER THAN A BUNCH OF NERDS HAVING A WET DREAM ABOUT IT! If Facebook changes it so that it's no longer a dumb device then someone else will release one that is a dumb device and that will be what the community uses.

Think. Think hard. Think hard about what happens if Facebook tries to add software to this that monitors you. Do you really see any possible chain of events that makes that widely adopted?
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 16:29 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 16:25:
BobBob wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 16:01:
Verno wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 14:23:
I think the bigger problem is attracting women into a profession that demands insane hours that conflict heavily with raising a child which is a serious concern for most women at some point in their life.

Except for the exclusive 9 month female pregnancy (which still requires a lot of complementary support by the male companion), the man's job is 50% parenting, at minimum, for up to 18 years. Welcome to the year 2014.

18 years? I think you mean 30 years, welcome to the year 2014

heh...
 
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News Comments > Michael Abrash Joins Oculus
17. Re: Michael Abrash Joins Oculus Mar 28, 2014, 15:48 Beamer
 
mch wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 15:45:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 15:33:
"Please log in to your Facebook account to use your Oculus goggles!"

This will end poorly, I suspect.

Palmer Luckey: "I guarantee that you won't need to log into your Facebook account every time you wanna use the Oculus Rift."

Whether or not you choose to take him at his word is up to you, of course.

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Jesus. And if this changes, it crashes and burns.
People need to stop thinking it will somehow let Zuckerberg watch you pee.
 
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