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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 7, 2014, 20:50 Beamer
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 15:09:
Creston wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 11:20:
Also, 10% of MS's workforce... damn. That's a LOT of people...

That's what happens when you produce a tablet operating system and market is as a desktop operating system. OOPPSS!!

Yeah, but you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. To the point that your post is completely, absolutely wrong in every way, and just reading the article would show you that.

As the article says, Microsoft grew 25% when it bought Nokia, and many of those positions are redundant. They had to take on beancounters, but the thing with beancounters is one guy can count many, many beans, and do it from far away, so you don't need many. People like that, when companies get acquired, lose their jobs because they don't do anything that made the company worth buying and the buyer already has people ready to do what they do. For instance, Nokia has a big marketing team for the Lumia. Microsoft has a big marketing team for the Windows Phone. Many of those people do the exact same thing. They can't all stay.

As for "OOOPPSS!," well, yeah, Windows 8 hasn't been a huge success and many hate it. But Microsoft's stock is up since it was released. Here's the thing: cutting salary CAN be due to reduced revenues as seen in the stock price falling. Or it can be because you bought a new company and have obvious redundancies - people whose jobs literally no longer exist. Or it can be because a new leader took over and wants to streamline and change the way some things are done.

You guessed the wrong one. But that's kind of the problem with people that are solely consumers making huge assumptions without educating themselves, or at least reading the article. They see one thing and that's all they understand. You're the type of guy that would have thought IBM selling Thinkpad to Lenovo was a sign of doom because it's the only thing about IBM you knew.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
4. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 7, 2014, 12:00 Beamer
 
If you can find the surface reddit iama, an engineer went into huge detail on why they left wacom. It sounds like most people that have used it agree with the decision and those calling them dumb haven't tried the new tech.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2014, 04:00 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2014, 22:50:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 6, 2014, 17:31:
The prices at McDonald's are pretty ridiculous these days... their burgers are probably between 1/2 and 2/3 the size they were when I was a kid, but they now cost twice as much. I'm sure some of that could be attributed to the shitty economy, but other places have bigger (and better) burgers for cheaper, so...

Maybe you got bigger so they just seem smaller?

Also, the price of beef shouldn't affect McD's hamburgers anyway, since there's almost no beef in them.

If you mean the parties are small, true.

Otherwise http://www.snopes.com/business/market/allbeef.asp
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 $130 Kyrat Edition Detailed; New Trailer
19. Re: Far Cry 4 $130 Kyrat Edition Detailed; New Trailer Jul 5, 2014, 11:39 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 11:32:
Anyone else remember the Farcry 3 E3 trailer that was nothing like it was in the game?

No deal Ubisoft.

Yup, action was too fluid to be a game.
However, the game was hands down my favorite action game of that year, so give me more.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 $130 Kyrat Edition Detailed; New Trailer
11. Re: Far Cry 4 $130 Kyrat Edition Detailed; New Trailer Jul 4, 2014, 16:50 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 4, 2014, 13:59:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 4, 2014, 13:29:
Beelzebud wrote on Jul 4, 2014, 13:16:
Next Gen is a meaningless phrase.
Oh no no no, next gen is a very meaningful phrase my friend.
It means many or all of the things below:

-Day 1 DLC
-Season Pass
-$60 base game
-preorder for "limited edition" (while supplies last)
-low graphical fidelity for the PC port so the "next gen" consoles can run the game at 30fps
-optional mouse and keyboard support
-FOV=55
-quick time (button mashing) action sequences
-press A to start
-always online

I am sure there are plenty more "next-gen" game features in AAA titles these days, but you get the idea.
See Watch Doge from Ubisoft for a recent example of a "next gen" title

A lot of that sounds last gen to.

New gen to me means we'll be using 4 gigs + of memory on our PC. Now if we can tell the difference or not, a whole 'nother question.

Only half the PCs on Steam have more than 4GB of RAM, so you'll be waiting a while. UE4 will take advantage of that much RAM, but devs won't be targeting over 4GB for a long, long, long time.
 
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News Comments > More Crytek Rumors
3. Re: More Crytek Rumors Jul 4, 2014, 02:06 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 4, 2014, 01:45:
Finally the uninspired shooters-on-rails genre has lost the limelight.

You need to look up what "on-rails" actually means, because it isn't what you think it is.

Hint: for a shooter on-rails, see House of the Dead.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 4, 2014, 02:05 Beamer
 
Wow, you really do dislike The New Deal?

Enjoy drinking your Malk. Just like China. No consumer protection at all, just do what you want.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
20. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 3, 2014, 22:28 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 20:19:
Beamer wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 19:34:
They aren't made to feel welcome, instead they're patronized and treated like garbage. So a tournament just for them is a safe space to attract them into the hobby.

That entire post is like a buzzword collage from a feminist. 'aggro' 'welcome' 'safe'. Tournaments are competitive environments and I don't really care about 'attracting' women, hell much of the time when I'm gaming I'm actually dodging my woman. They can get into it if they want and otherwise I don't care its a hobby for fucks sake. Male and female interests diverge heavily in too many areas to list, we can't all do the same shit and shouldn't be trying to convert each other all the time.

There are hundreds of female centric activities that I am precluded from participating in through social stigmatization or even outright exclusion and I'm ok with that so long as they're ok not being invited to every male centric event that exists just for the sake of it. Men and women are different and that's okay.

Women usually want to attract women, so most female-only tournaments are thrown, you know, by women.

What female-centric activities can you not do that you want to, out of curiosity? Which would subject you to dealing with people that treat you the way Cutter treats women?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
13. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 3, 2014, 19:34 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 19:25:
Cutter wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 15:16:
Why the fuck can't men just have their own little club without everyone throwing a hissy fit? Sometimes you just wanna hang with the boys.

I actually agree with you for a change. The number of areas where women dominate or men are socially stigmatized continues to rise so if men want to play some fucking games by themselves then who gives a shit.

It's not a little party, it's a large tournament.
Let's be frank - women aren't very common in games, in part due to the attitude you see so often here, with people like Cutter treating them like lesser beings. So the tournament would likely have been 95% male, anyway.

But then why are female-only tournaments alright?
Because they need them. We want females in games. But, when one shows up and is surrounded by a thousand aggro "nice guy" nerds in my little pony tees, they get scared off. They aren't made to feel welcome, instead they're patronized and treated like garbage. So a tournament just for them is a safe space to attract them into the hobby. Once here, they'll integrate, and one day all this won't be necessary.

Until then, though, guys will keep being shitty to them, there will keep being fewer of them, and people will claim it's because they just don't like the hobby.
 
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News Comments > Rust Rewrite
7. Re: Rust Rewrite Jul 3, 2014, 17:24 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 17:19:
Darks wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 08:43:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 04:09:
The testers were informed of this around feburary or March, and this news is almost a quarter of a year old now. During the whole time, early access "testers" were able to log into the new experimental branch from steam by selecting it from the properties like any open beta/test for a game in steam. The only new news here is that they are far enough along with it that they now actively give you a choice when launching the game to choose between the old version and the experimental branch. None of this was hidden to anyone who played the original early access release, and they have held true to their promise of providing updates on the state of development each and every Friday, sometimes more often.

If you're looking for examples of "shady developers" or "early access/kickstarter fuckery", you'll need to seek elsewhere.

Yes, look here if you want to view shady. The project Areal what a joke this has turned into.

also read the Forbes interview with them. Just Wow!

[url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/06/26/areal-kickstarter-raises-huge-red-flags-backers-beware/url]


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1577656602/areal/comments


Been following that one this week (seen your icon there a few times as well ). The people in the comments even created a google doc, for the devs, outlining their specific questions about the project and where the money is going. And the devs totally ignore them. One big update was a drawing of a motorcycle, and another was a drawing of a truck. Yet anyone who asks questions is a "doubter" or "being negative" or "trying to discredit them". It's just insane. I honestly can't tell if it's a scam, or they're just incredibly INCREDIBLY inept in dealing with people. Those guys have no one to blame for their failure but themselves.



Honestly my guess, and it's a guess I use often for this, is the devs just don't know. They don't answer questions because they don't have answers. They're moving in a direction, but they're still deciding things as they go along.

It's not a great thing to do, but it's not uncommon in a creative field, because things don't work as well as you'd hoped and need to be changed. But your fans take something you say as gospel, and they remember tiny things you said 6 months ago and get angry if it's no longer as true.
It makes you very reluctant to say anything until you're 100% certain it's set in stone.

It's a fine thing, but when you promise updates, it becomes a bad thing. This is the awful flipside of Kickstarter that devs don't seem to take into account. They think giving updates is easy, and when everything is on plan it is, but when things begin to shift and become less well defined suddenly a real update feels like torture and a drawing of a motorcycle feels better. That's not acceptable when part of the promise was transparency.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 3, 2014, 13:59 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 13:57:
Beamer wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 13:23:
From what I gather, Congressmen socialize much less often. And much less gets done.

I'm all for them getting less done! The Constitution was written to limit their power so they wouldn't get much done.


Like the New Deal, that awful piece of socialist bullcrap that was the government overstepping its bounds and creating a protected middle class!
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Flashback Content Update
2. Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback Content Update Jul 3, 2014, 13:43 Beamer
 
Reloading guns? Hmm, that hardly seems necessary, I see why they released a version without that.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 3, 2014, 13:23 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 12:58:
So two lawyers - who are obviously friends, probably went to school together - talking means the entire Justice Department is suspect? So yeah, anytime anyone is friends with someone at another company it must mean corporate espionage is probably involved, right? Nevermind the fact that the JD lawyer actually did the right thing. Rolleyes

I'm surprised you feel this way.

In general, these are all people with somewhat similar goals (making decisions that impact various channels), with somewhat similar backgrounds.

You used to hear stories all the time about how Congressmen would bitch and fight all day long, then go drinking at bars together. It was business. And, frankly, business is easier when you like one another because you can work with them. I get why maybe you don't want that with the JD, but it's people, and people usually want to like the people they deal with day in and day out.

From what I gather, Congressmen socialize much less often. And much less gets done.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Roadmap
30. Re: ShootMania Roadmap Jul 3, 2014, 12:20 Beamer
 
I mean, in fairness, my last line did take it personal, but that's because I find his lashing out over an innocent question line humorous.

I think it's been totally obvious he's the only one with actual information in this thread, but he's utterly refused to give any of it. I don't know if any of us have played this game but it's an interesting story we'd like to hear more of.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 3, 2014, 11:20 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 11:10:
I've actually been considering going back to a dumb phone to avoid a majority of the tracking.

The majority?
Hardly.

Right now, with a smartphone, precisely two organizations track you: the OS and the provider.
If you go dumbphone, it becomes just the provider.
So you avoid 50% of the tracking, but not the 50% the police go to with warrants.

Yes, some apps track you, but you're talking about going dumbphone, which means you can live without those apps. So why not just, you know, not install them? That way you still have a superior device that can do amazing things like tell you what time movies are playing or make a restaurant reservation or tell you what local bookstore has what you want in stock, all without requiring you to drive home and look it up? It lets you check Blues while waiting for a train or play XCOM while sitting on an airplane.

I just never understand the people that say "this tool can be abused, so I'm never going to use it." Much like with Facebook, you can avoid so many of the privacy concerns so easily.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Roadmap
25. Re: ShootMania Roadmap Jul 3, 2014, 10:59 Beamer
 
The link he posted doesn't even take you anywhere. Just the top level of a message board that has no "feedback" forum and, going into the general forum, no real long topics or even short topics clearly entitled "constructive feedback!"

As I feel I kind of pointed out when I said "aggressively" earlier, Verno was asking legitimate questions and Axis was getting angry, aggressive and defensive. Verno's questions, in this topic, weren't pointed or doubting. He clearly had no insight and no knowledge but was curious and wanted to learn something.
Instead he kept getting asked "what he did," as if Axis has done anything in the video game community to challenge this (offering "constructive criticism" isn't anything.)

Axis wrote on Jun 26, 2013, 19:06:
Ouya. Hotcakes. Right again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 3, 2014, 10:57 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 09:25:
If you want people to buy a console then you need some form of first party software that they can't get anywhere else, that's what sells consoles.

Hence why I'm always shocked at the utter outrage people have over Microsoft not porting the games they swear they'd never buy, anyway.

Which is different than the frustration over Microsoft always "recommitting" to PC gaming. But usually one group is throwing feces at the wall over one while the other looks at the second thing just as slightly contradictory and totally asinine.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 2, 2014, 20:07 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 19:56:
Email details: 9/11 was a hoax.

LOL

I don't get it.


"LOL."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 18:49 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 18:39:
Yup, if you lost, you played the #1 team or you went to the consolation bracket.

That's not how pools work. In a Pool, there's no guarantee any team will go undefeated.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
43. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jul 2, 2014, 17:32 Beamer
 
Paketep wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 17:02:
Oh, look, Mr. Douche is bored already.

Here's another one.

Last 10 posts:
1) "Mr. Douche."
2) "He is one of those fucking huge mouths that doesn't belong in the industry."
3) "FUCK YOU and then DIE"
4) "FUCK YOU EA"
5) "UbiShitPlay"
6) "Battlefield Yawn"
7) "Thanks for making me not care"
8) "Origin? Thanks but no thanks"
9) "Hell fucking yeah!"
10) "Fuck those losers."


9 aggressively negative posts, 1 very positive.
 
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