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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced
6. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced Dec 18, 2014, 19:26 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 19:21:
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 19:17:
I just haven't found any of the Telltale games good that I've tried. The story should be exceptionally exciting for these ones. I can only hope this is Xbox exclusive.

Ding. They are very boring point and click. There is VERY LITTLE if any difference in any of the game outcome for your decisions. It is a point and click book.

I loved The Walking Dead. They just did a great job making me care about Clem and Whatshisname.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Dec 18, 2014, 19:18 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 19:12:
Beamer wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 15:54:
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:28:
Regional pricing should be illegal.

Didn't we go through this with you, like, two months ago?
What you're asking for is literally impossible

I'm curious to see how it's truly impossible for the same price to be offered across all regions. Steam has the technical ability to do it, so there's no barrier there.

As for the other arguments you've put forth:
a) Laws would be easy to pass in one region that prohibit this practice from happening in that region. Rinse and repeat for all regions.

b) Companies could come up with balanced and equal pricing that would make their money back on games. If I was to accept your original argument, they might as well price games based on everyone's individual level of wealth.

c) If the price is too high for some regions, then they go without the game; or they pirate it. Either way, why should I fund their gaming hobby. Gaming isn't welfare.

d) World wide electronic distribution of game software isn't very hard to do. No need to split it across multiple companies.

If they pirate it, you are funding their gaming habit. Saying you'd prefer them to pirate over pay just hurts you and the developer, not the country where the average weekly wages is less than the cost of a video game in the US.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 18, 2014, 19:02 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 18:58:
Beamer wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 16:03:
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 15:05:
SimplyMonk wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:37:
I guess anytime Escapist mentions a Take-Two title that goes on the bottom of their page?

I guess they want to start disclosing some conflicts of interest. Personally I'm really looking forward to the first article that has a disclaimer at the bottom that the writer received a blowjob in compensation.

And it would be a first because, despite you endlessly saying this, the timelines you keep parroting have been proven false.

I'm mildly interested in seeing how this has been proven false. So far, I haven't seen definitive proof that sexual favors have not been exchanged for positive press. So far, there's been evidence that it has happened.

There hasn't been any evidence that it happened. Importantly, not a single person implied to have hooked up with her reviewed her game, and with the timelines, they didn't cover the games after those supposed relationships supposedly began.

You're the one that keeps making the claims, show your evidence.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced
3. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced Dec 18, 2014, 19:01 Beamer
 
Drayth wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 18:58:
Maybe we can get a Telltale story driven BluesNews game?

Switch between Cutter and Creston as you try and survive the diabolical Steam Holiday Sale...

Or enter a cheat code and play as Prez, meaning you already start with 95% of the catalog in your inventory.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 18, 2014, 16:03 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 15:05:
SimplyMonk wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:37:
I guess anytime Escapist mentions a Take-Two title that goes on the bottom of their page?

I guess they want to start disclosing some conflicts of interest. Personally I'm really looking forward to the first article that has a disclaimer at the bottom that the writer received a blowjob in compensation.

And it would be a first because, despite you endlessly saying this, the timelines you keep parroting have been proven false.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Dec 18, 2014, 15:54 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:28:
Regional pricing should be illegal.

Didn't we go through this with you, like, two months ago?
What you're asking for is literally impossible:

1) Regions, by definition, have different laws, so whom is going to make it illegal?
2) Different regions can afford different things. Those AAA video games you love need to make their money back. How much they cost to make doesn't vary based upon how much poor people in China can afford to pay for it, so they need to make the money from people similar to those they pay to make the game
3) But people in poor regions want the titles, too. They can't pay much, so they can either pirate, and it becomes even more a culture of piracy, or studios can ask for what is mostly a token amount, giving at least some revenue but also helping growing economies get more used to paying for software
4) Lastly, these games are often distributed not only by different divisions (good luck getting the US office of, say, Square, and the UK office to agree on pricing) but often distributed by entirely different companies in different regions. If Square is distributing a game in Japan and Sony is distributing it in the US, how would they ever agree on pricing? Hell, wouldn't it be collusion for them to?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 18, 2014, 13:49 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 13:34:
Oh looky looky, possibly an inside job after all. If people really thought NK did it, people are off their friggin' rockers. I mean look at their god damn power grid, its almost non-existent. What's funny about this is that the movie is canceled because if a former Sony is behind it, they played the ultimate card. Just so much lols, the point is to MISDIRECT and it worked beautifully since people have become so propagandized over 50+ years into thinking NK is a threat. Perfect boogey man. Meanwhile the U.S. was never punished for its war crimes of purposely bombing millions of civilians in the Korean war, which is the exact reason NK is a closed society with a paranoid dynasty.

Spoiled Kim dynasty is a threat to its people, but hardly a threat to anyone else. The U.S. likes to occasionally play "nuclear war games" though with SK, which in turn is try to provoke NK. The actual threat then being the U.S.

Also the MPAA will become the Ministry of Truth.
And the State Department/Pentagon will be home to the Ministry of Peace.

Read the article, Alex Jones. They think that NK had an inside guy.
Which people have been saying since the first day this happened - that the breach was short and that the hackers knew exactly what they'd find, as if someone gave them a map.

So much lols at people like you that are convinced this is the US doing this.




Meds?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
24. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 18, 2014, 13:13 Beamer
 
The movie was a funny idea on the face of it (North Korea, to all its atrocities, remains funny to western audiences), but the trailers looked horrific. It wasn't tracking overly well and Christmas estimates weren't very high.

This wasn't another The Neighbors. This was a movie that was going to do $25-$50 million. Like Dumb & Dumber To.

If you're a theater owner, do you really make any risk there? Some people would avoid theaters playing this, hurting the takes of other films. And if there was one attack the entire weekend take would be gone, not to mention drops for months. It would be a financial disaster, not to mention the actual human cost.

So avoiding a movie that wasn't going to do particularly well makes perfect sense. You don't risk anything for that. Was the threat credible? I really doubt that North Korea would do an act of war over this (even if Cutter believes the US would do a false flag), but there have been reports that there had to be an insider in the Sony hack, so it isn't impossible to believe they have people on the payroll here.

Bottom line: odds of an attack being carried out are extremely slim, but what would happen if one were to be carried out is enormous. The financial costs alone make it an obvious choice to not show the movie, let alone having to be the guy that goes to bed at night wondering if a few hundred people will die because you decided to show some half-assed comedy.

Netflix is almost definitely making huge offers to have an exclusive. I'm sure Amazon probably is, too. Comcast and Time Warner are probably on the phone with Sony. Sony will make their money. Everyone involved will make their money. And theater owners aren't risking other money.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Dec 18, 2014, 13:00 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 11:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 10:46:
Itís Skyrim, GTA V and Star Trek, all wrapped up in one immersive, supremely playable package

Yep, except it's nothing like Skyrim nor GTA 5.... Heck if it were I'd have bought it even despite all the bullshit the devs pulled

In fact Elite 2 not being that is exactly why I backed Star Citizen.
I do get it. Elite is not for you obviously. You make it pretty obvious in every single Elite thread. I am sure SC will please you but that doesn't make Elite a bad game just not for you is all.

I personally haven't had so much fun in a space game in decades! Thank goodness it is nothing like GTA5 with a mini map showing you where to go for a new mission and shit like that. Than when you accept a mission a gps guides you there and the game tells you what to do, aka hand holding. Elite is the exact opposite of that.
The "empty" and relaxing nature of this game is what makes the action so freaking intense and exciting every single time.
Flying a ship feels like it should and not jerky and twitchy like in the SC beta so far.

Hope SC will turn out to be a great game as I backed it also but as of right now they will have to do something really special to top Elite in my eyes.
I couldn't care less for story in a video game. I read a book or watch a movie for a story. I play games for fun, and so far SC isn't fun for me, no matter how nice those $1,000 virtual space ships look.

I like this post.
"The game I like is fun. The game you like is also fun. Let's rejoice in the fact that there's currently enough diversity that there's a game for each of our playstyles."
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
136. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 22:10 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 21:57:
I am going to buy two copies of this - one for me to simulate mass murder for my own entertainment, and one to gift to Timmeh so his head can explode. What a bunch of self-important tripe.

Greeeeeaaaat. Then when he hunts you down and kills you for your kindness, the Feds will find a copy of the game in his Steam list and have it to blame.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 17, 2014, 19:58 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 19:09:
The NSA or CIA with their knowledge of spying of everyone and everything, and they don't know who SRE or the sony hacker is. Lol, this is such Total BS. and how convenient that the accused happen to be 'enemies' of the U.S. Imperial Empire. Please save us gov't from the terrorist hackers, take my freedom please, so I can haz more security so I can see shitty Hollywood movies.

Did... did you just call the Sony Pictures hack a false flag?
Seriously?

Like, seriously?
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
105. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 17:33 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 17:30:
It is also a complete travesty that there are so many people excited about playing this garbage.

Disagreed. And many of those interested, or vocally interested, in playing this consider it a bit of a political choice. They think it's giving the finger to people they perceive as trying to take things away from them.

The sad irony is that, if this does well, it will catch the attention of those both with the power to and desire to actually take things away, unlike those currently perceived as trying to do that.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
81. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 14:37 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 14:00:
That guy is the writer for femnist frequency, just a FYI.

I also looked up your reference to "gghazi" and found this thread.

Topic: Does anyone really care about Valve selling Hatred.
Answers: "Not Really."

50 responses, all "not really."
Because this is what I think is repeatedly misunderstood. The "SJWs" don't really care. They think the game is a bad idea, but they don't really care about it being made. They don't think it should be stopped by some higher power. They'd prefer if the developers realized it was a bad idea, but if that doesn't happen, they don't want more intervention.

Reading through the posts you're referring to, they seem to take more issue with GG saying "Valve can't be allowed to do this!" than anything. Their point was that Valve can do what Valve wants to do, much like the Hatred devs can. They weren't saying "Hell yes, Valve is helping this game not get made!" they were saying "Valve has every right to not sell something if they aren't comfortable with it."

Looking at KotakuInAction, I see plenty of "Valve can't be allowed" posts. Looking at GamerGhazi, I see no "Hatred's dev can't be allowed" posts.

But that's all the fundamental misunderstanding, no? People seem to think "SJWs" want to take things away, when in reality, most just want people to choose to make better things most of the time.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
73. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 13:58 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 13:30:
Beamer wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 13:16:
Yes, mysterious people not at all in this thread.
Even scanning that Community link, which is moving too quickly, I don't see anyone saying "this shouldn't be allowed to be made." People are saying it shouldn't be released because it will cause a lot of trouble. But no one is demanding it not be made. They're saying the developers should think better about it.

There may be people saying otherwise, but not in the first three pages, and I'm not going deeper than that.

You mean like the guy who writes AS's crap? Well that mouth doesn't get any bigger right. Or the stuff floating around in gghazi the last two days. But that might be considered a "small minority" I suppose. Or the ones on twitter yesterday, and are now screaming at the top of their keyboards. So yeah there are people out there wanting to ban the game, among those who said "we don't want to ban games."

Mikeyzman wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 13:29:
I hope Valve and Destructive Creations both have good lawyers. When the next Dustin Klebold decides to go open loop, and they discover that he might have been a fanatic of this game....whoaboy.

Yeah because heaven forbid we hold an individual responsible for their actions right, after all we know the game made them do it. How's it going today Jack Thompson?

Going to that guy's Twitter page, his problem seems to be about hatespeech more than violence. He thinks that the developer is a hate organization.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Spicy Food article Dec 17, 2014, 13:55 Beamer
 
I love spicy food, but I'm allergic to it. Took me a while to realize, and it isn't all spicy food but definitely jalapeno. Within 1.5 to 4 hours I will end up doubled over with cramps. Somewhere in that time frame I'll end up on the toilet re-enacting Dumb & Dumber, but then all is well.

Like I said, it took me a while to realize this. Once I did, I cut back on spicy food. My tolerance has dropped accordingly. I still love the stuff and still eat a lot, I just pick and choose when and where based upon my evening plans, haha.

Spcy food just tastes so damn good.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
65. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 13:16 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:57:
Beamer wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:51:
And, again, no one is saying "it shouldn't exist." We're saying that games would be stronger without having this weak spot to pick at and that the developers are creating it solely to profit off of the controversy and are kind of dicks for doing it at the expense of games as a whole.
Except the SJW's who are coming right out saying "it shouldn't exist" and want to ban games like GTA. This is of course them coming out months ago saying "we're not trying to ban games." So yeah, there are people out there saying they want to ban games, they want to ban games like this and GTA, and I'll hazard a guess that they also want to ban anything that doesn't fit with their narrow world view on what's "correct in their eyes."

Yes, mysterious people not at all in this thread.
Even scanning that Community link, which is moving too quickly, I don't see anyone saying "this shouldn't be allowed to be made." People are saying it shouldn't be released because it will cause a lot of trouble. But no one is demanding it not be made. They're saying the developers should think better about it.

There may be people saying otherwise, but not in the first three pages, and I'm not going deeper than that.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
61. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 12:51 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:27:
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:20:
Beamer wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:18:
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:16:

That said, this will be the new pissing boy for everyone with an axe to bear against gaming in general.

Which is really the primary (only?) argument I've had against this game. The value it adds isn't worth the shitstorm it'll bring. Which doesn't mean I don't think the devs should be allowed to make it, it just means I think they're a bunch of assholes ruining everything for everyone else without really adding anything meaningful or interesting. At least the prior whipping boys like MK and GTA did that.

Yep, exactly.

Quality shouldn't matter. If it is a game and you believe that games deserve protections equal to books or movies then that should be the end of it. To those attacking gaming Doom didn't add anything to society in general, so it ought not exist. They will focus on the violence and only the violence. No game could justify its existence in the eyes of critics of gaming violence. They don't concern themselves with such nuance as context and the like. There are a lot of asshiole developers; the point is that they are part of gaming ust like everyone else.

Doom was a game that brought about a revolution in games.
Hatred will be something remembered solely for its attempts to be controversial.

And, again, no one is saying "it shouldn't exist." We're saying that games would be stronger without having this weak spot to pick at and that the developers are creating it solely to profit off of the controversy and are kind of dicks for doing it at the expense of games as a whole.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
52. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 12:18 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:16:

That said, this will be the new pissing boy for everyone with an axe to bear against gaming in general.

Which is really the primary (only?) argument I've had against this game. The value it adds isn't worth the shitstorm it'll bring. Which doesn't mean I don't think the devs should be allowed to make it, it just means I think they're a bunch of assholes ruining everything for everyone else without really adding anything meaningful or interesting. At least the prior whipping boys like MK and GTA did that.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
51. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 12:17 Beamer
 
Zyrxil wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 11:19:
There is no difference in the amount of violence in this game compared to any other shooter being published today. The only notable part is that it is presented in as tasteless a manner as possible for shock value.

But if games are art, doesn't context matter?
And if context is meaningless, how can you claim games are art?
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
30. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 10:32 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 09:30:
Valve has taken the right approach on this, if they wanted to censor games they'd also have to take down GTA. And they wouldn't want to have to do that.

God. Video gamers are so obsessed with "censoring" and "freedom" today with no clue what it means.

Valve saying "we will not publish this" is NOT censorship.
Valve putting it on steam but changing all the people to aliens would be. Or making blood green. Or forbidding anyone from making the game.
 
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