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News Comments > Out of the Blue
60. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2015, 11:14 Beamer
 
I guarantee there are as many people against vaccinations as there are for vaccinations.

No chance in hell.
And all the "anti-vaccine" people are buying into a study that was never able to be repeated and that the doctor in charge admits he fabricated.

It's like denying evolution, climate change, gravity, or that the Earth revolves around the sun.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
30. Re: etc., etc. Jan 20, 2015, 11:12 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 09:32:
yuastnav wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 09:26:
I'm not some kid, I've been using the internet for about 13 years (I was a teen back then) and the first thing that I actually did was download mIRC. I guess I've been hanging around in the wrong channels since death threats wasn't something that happened often.
Yeah, some people were assholes and on some boards I visited you could catch some death threat by some idiot before the mods cleaned it up but it was just that. A threat. It wasn't someone stalking you over the net, trying to find out as much info about you as possible.
This is what's sociopathic. Obsessing about someone, looking for their address, sending cops to that place and then gleefully laughing at the thought that this might get someone killed. This is of course a minority but if someone is determined enough he could do some real damage.

So you feel it is justified that Sarkesian labels an entire culture (of which you are a part of) as sexist and bigoted as a result of personal death threats made against her? (Of which BTW I have yet to see her produce any evidence or relevant police reports) I dont see Angelina Jolie, or Brad Pitt etc. labeling movie goers as psychopaths despite being on the recieving end of much worse. This is what is happening in gaming, gamers are being called out and this is what people take issue with.

I don't think she labels an entire culture as sexist and bigoted.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2015, 00:58 Beamer
 
Man, I find Sherman one of the most interesting guys in sports. Smart, has personality, and kills it on the field.

Too few interesting personalities in sports these days.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
40. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 18, 2015, 11:05 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 07:08:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:42:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:37:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:25:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:11:
I wish I could find the blues comments from when someone tried making a columbine simulator, as that's what this essentially is. You walk around in a trench coat killing innocent people for no reason.

It has a right to exist, but it's asinine.

Are there books and movies with those themes? If so then why not video games? Or should they all be banned and remember you ban them, then you have this in court with "here we see this girzzly act which was banned, but here this is as grizzly or even more so, why shouldn't this be banned, your honor?"

I guess I really don't care overall if it is banned, I just don't know why it would when other things exist. I got a foot in the grave like the next person, there are no perfect answers. I just have the ability to make ok with real from not real.

I personally have a bigger issue with a 10+ year war we have going on in the real, it was justified early on, now it seems to exist as a fear machine to grease the war pigs, I could be wrong.

What part about "has a right to exist" do you not understand?

Everyone will keep painting me as an sjw trying to ban things because they don't read. I swear that's half of the games community now - people thinking being critical is the same as trying to ban, even when the opposite is explicitly stated.

The purpose of criticism is to motivate change. People only criticize things when they aren't happy with the status quo. When you criticize a game for encouraging the slaughter of civilians, you are essentially saying "I find this game problematic." As with any problem, the solution is to remove the offending elements. You might not explicitly say as much but if the game were canceled or banned, you'd be satisfied.

Satisfied if the devs decided not yo make it? Sure.

Satisfied if the us government forces the devs not to make it? No.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
35. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 18, 2015, 00:02 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 21:33:
There's plenty of rape simulators coming out of Japanese game developers for years. Where are all the white knights and social justice warriors attacking them?

Where are they sold on steam and western stores?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 17, 2015, 15:00 Beamer
 
Siygess wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 14:57:
Dear lord, people are still going on about this, huh? You don't get half as much noise when politicians pull crap like this and unlike someone writing a review in the press, their job is actually.. important. When the decisions they make are swayed by the relationships they have, it can have a significant impact on people's lives. But a favourable review that might skew metacritic scores by a few points? Oh no! Grab the torches and pitchforks, people, it's the end of the world and when the world's ending, it's totally ethical to be unethical about people who might not be ethical. Or.. something.

It makes me ashamed to consider myself a gamer.

For what it's worth, this guy didn't even write reviews of Ubi games. Just previews and "news" like release dates. I think everyone here has known previews are worthless since the 90s.

Not that it isn't a good thing to be more transparent, but the arguments that this guy may have been giving undue attention to Ubi strikes me as odd. No reviews, and Ubi is, what, the third biggest publisher? How do you give them undue attention?
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
30. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 14:41 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 14:12:

(edit: Just noticed that this post was also in reply to Beamer. You sure can pick 'em, Mr. BMW.)

Where does the school board find them, and why do they keep sending them to me?
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
28. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 13:42 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:37:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:25:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:11:
I wish I could find the blues comments from when someone tried making a columbine simulator, as that's what this essentially is. You walk around in a trench coat killing innocent people for no reason.

It has a right to exist, but it's asinine.

Are there books and movies with those themes? If so then why not video games? Or should they all be banned and remember you ban them, then you have this in court with "here we see this girzzly act which was banned, but here this is as grizzly or even more so, why shouldn't this be banned, your honor?"

I guess I really don't care overall if it is banned, I just don't know why it would when other things exist. I got a foot in the grave like the next person, there are no perfect answers. I just have the ability to make ok with real from not real.

I personally have a bigger issue with a 10+ year war we have going on in the real, it was justified early on, now it seems to exist as a fear machine to grease the war pigs, I could be wrong.

What part about "has a right to exist" do you not understand?

Everyone will keep painting me as an sjw trying to ban things because they don't read. I swear that's half of the games community now - people thinking being critical is the same as trying to ban, even when the opposite is explicitly stated.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
24. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 13:11 Beamer
 
I wish I could find the blues comments from when someone tried making a columbine simulator, as that's what this essentially is. You walk around in a trench coat killing innocent people for no reason.

It has a right to exist, but it's asinine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
29. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 18:32 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 18:15:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:25:
Jack Thompson: tried to pass legislation to ban games
Anita Sarkeesian: asks that people make more diverse characters in games



Really? I guess that's why she and her co-writer have come out saying that "violent video games effect society" and "we need to control them" right? After all that's not jack thompson like at all.

Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:47:

Mashiki, I do not use the boards. Like, I'd imagine, most on this site, Chan Culture is really weird to me and I have no interest in being part of it. 4chan, 8chan, whatever other chan, just not something that's fun, or even followable, to me.
But you can go to 8chan's board list via google and see things like:
/younglove/ - Pedophilia Discussion - 13803 posts
/bl/ - boylovers - 1938 posts
/nnmodels/ - young models and jailbait - 1735 posts
/hebe/ girls, 22553 posts

...

Pedo-Dan" is hysterical. He downloaded it and blurred it to prove to people unwilling to go there what is there. Prior to him doing that GG was adamant it wasn't child porn. Once he did it they were adamant it was. But it came right from 8chan. Their "gotcha" would seem to admit 8chan is full of pedophilia, no?
So in other words, you're going off what someone else is saying. When in fact CP is removed from the boards, as quickly and reasonable as possible under the law. Of course if you have a problem with discussions--then you're simply walking into "thought crime" territory.

Oh as for pedo-dan, you know why? Because he broke the law here in Canada. What he did, not only broke provincial laws, but federal laws. The content however is not illegal in the US where the servers are hosted. That makes dan a pedo, it's not hard. Welcome to a world where "laws change when you cross a border." So yep, enjoy that pedophile in your midst. Oh and don't forget srbutts who raped their dog, and apparently is a pedophile as well. Or several of the others, on that nice side of the isle who abused animals, and are meth addicts.


Can you link to Anita saying this?

As for the "CP," as you apparently have a convenient acronym created, you're wholly misreading me.
1) I didn't say I'm relying on other people. You accused me of being very familiar with the boards. I said I am not, then posted a link to the 8chan board index and pointed out a few pedophile boards. I don't see how doing that, clearly original investigation done at your demand, is relying on anyone else
2) I said it isn't legally child porn, but it's sexually suggestive images of 8 year olds. The repeated defense is that this is legal. And it is. But that doesn't mean 8chan doesn't have a serious pedophile community/problem
3) And that stuff is NOT removed. Hotwheels repeatedly says it's free speech. He defends sexually suggestive photos of 8 year olds along with discussions of molesting them as ok on his site because it's free speech. Wonderful man, Hotwheels, to foster these activities
4) Actually, he didn't break Canadian law. Good to see you're a Canadian attorney


And now you're throwing out uncited "who raped their dog," which really is amazing. Amazing. You're a wonderful human being. You should be proud.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
24. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 15:52 Beamer
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 15:33:
We're right in the wake of two high-profile full-blown rape hoaxes, one involving the patriarchal white-male power structure of a frat that initiates new members with gangbangs on broken glass, and Lena 'described herself pretty much as a young child molester' Dunham's fabricated rape story.

"That girl lied, so these other women are lying."
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
21. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 14:47 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:38:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 12:08:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 11:59:
You can debate whether 8chan is actually even a part of gamergate, but there really isn't much debate over whether it's a pretty big site for pedophilia.
Well there' beamer, since you use the boards so often. I'm sure you report actual pedophilia right? After all, it wasn't like pedo-dan there who downloaded it, made an image of it, then uploaded it. Breaking 4 different laws here in Canada.

Oh, it's a pretty good guess that Troller is intimately familiar with all the pedo porn on that site.

Right back at you, buddy.

Mashiki, I do not use the boards. Like, I'd imagine, most on this site, Chan Culture is really weird to me and I have no interest in being part of it. 4chan, 8chan, whatever other chan, just not something that's fun, or even followable, to me.
But you can go to 8chan's board list via google and see things like:
/younglove/ - Pedophilia Discussion - 13803 posts
/bl/ - boylovers - 1938 posts
/nnmodels/ - young models and jailbait - 1735 posts
/hebe/ girls, 22553 posts


And why would I report it? GG and 8chan are adamant it isn't illegal, which is why you calling it "Pedo-Dan" is hysterical. He downloaded it and blurred it to prove to people unwilling to go there what is there. Prior to him doing that GG was adamant it wasn't child porn. Once he did it they were adamant it was. But it came right from 8chan. Their "gotcha" would seem to admit 8chan is full of pedophilia, no?

The fact is it isn't illegal, it's just gross and pathetic. It's "freedom of speech" in the worst way. Discussing wanting to have sex with 8 year olds is pretty much something no one should defend, but hey, FREE SPEECH!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
22. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2015, 14:39 Beamer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:28:
SWAT teams are necessary.

SWAT teams, as a thing, are necessary, just like patents are necessary and mosquitoes are necessary and bottled water is necessary.

SWAT teams, individually, often have no reason to exist and there are way too many of them, just like patents, mosquitoes and bottled water.

The militarization of the police has been insane. Damn near every town now has a SWAT team armed well enough to make 1980s LA SWAT teams jealous, but without the training or the need.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2015, 14:23 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:13:
You are all a bunch of socialist control freaks. The nazi swat teams shouldn't exist in the first place.

These are different problems, no?

I mean, if someone robs a store with an assault rifle, do you lessen the charges because you (a hypothetical you, not LittleMe) think more gun control is needed and therefore the gun shouldn't exist?

No. The gun does exist, it's dangerous, and someone is exploiting that.
Many SWAT teams in the US shouldn't exist, but they do, and they can be very dangerous, particularly when there's a misunderstanding, and they're also very expensive to send out on call.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
19. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 13:53 Beamer
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:42:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:25:
Jack Thompson: tried to pass legislation to ban games
Anita Sarkeesian: asks that people make more diverse characters in games



Totally the same thing.
Why is criticism such a taboo subject to some gamers? Why can't we ask for or expect experiences that better reflect those of everyone playing games? Why can't we ask for an improved product in areas beyond just technical? Why is that seen as trying to get things banned?

Oh don't get me wrong Thompson had a shit "solution".

Anita is calling for what has more or less been called for or made fun of for decades.

People have been bitching that there is not a lot of diversity in games for *ages*. They bitch that the writing is terrible and even the "great" game stories are really B and C-list ripe with cliches and terribad writing.

I have an article from a magazine that made fun of Drakan, Order of the Flame from 1999 making fun of how the devs lovingly spend like 8 months rendering the main character's boobs and the face was a 4 polygon afterthought.

"Just do it" isn't a solution. If we've been talking about it and bemoaning shitty writing in general and shit like Laura Croft's boob raider for 20 years and it *hasn't gotten any better*, saying "just do it" at best is ignorant and at worst willfully ignores the reality of 20 years of the industry.

"Just do it" is a non-starter.

But this is why I'm so shocked she's so reviled. All she does is point out flaws, flaws that people have been pointing out for decades, as you mention.

Decades.

But for some reason she's Jack Thompson. Video games are closer and closer to being considered art, which means they need to be looked at from more angles, and she's yet to call a game bad or say a game shouldn't be made, but she's Jack Thompson.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
16. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 13:25 Beamer
 
Jack Thompson: tried to pass legislation to ban games
Anita Sarkeesian: asks that people make more diverse characters in games



Totally the same thing.
Why is criticism such a taboo subject to some gamers? Why can't we ask for or expect experiences that better reflect those of everyone playing games? Why can't we ask for an improved product in areas beyond just technical? Why is that seen as trying to get things banned?
 
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7. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 11:59 Beamer
 
Icewind wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 11:32:
That CP thing on 8chan? You have it completely wrong. There was an effort by Anti-GamerGate folks to upload CP images to the site and then spam CloudFlare with reporting requests.

You... you don't really believe that, do you?

Most of what is on 8chan may not be "legally" child porn, but 8chan has several forums much, much older than "anti-gamergate" dedicated to posting suggestive photos of 8 year old girls and discussing the various ways they'd molest them.

You can debate whether 8chan is actually even a part of gamergate, but there really isn't much debate over whether it's a pretty big site for pedophilia.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 15, 2015, 20:08 Beamer
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 19:27:
RadioShack probably would have done okay if it had gone back to its roots as as electronics hobbyist store instead of trying to be an overpriced cabling, outdated crapola, and junky cell phone store.


How many electronic hobbyists exist these days? Hobby stores of any kind struggle, but electronic? Far fewer people do that these days than the late 70s, because most of what people were building then has been replaced by the phone. As already mentioned, too, the few hobbyists out there do all their purchasing online.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU
10. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU Jan 15, 2015, 16:33 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 16:22:
I am not saying there aren't great games that uses that graphics style, but it just seemed like for a while every single indie game that was coming out had the 8-bit graphics.
I didn't spend hundreds on graphics card to look at 8-bit graphics from 1985 lol

Because it's very cheap and easy to make something that looks good and stylized in 8 bit, relative to nearly any other style. Indie games have limited budgets and often very limited art skills, so it makes sense.

I don't get why people autoignore it. A good game is a good game. FTL is basically 8 bit, maybe 16 bit, and it's ridiculously good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Birdman Jan 15, 2015, 15:05 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 14:51:
I just finished watching Birdman about 30 minutes ago.

I'm left with the impression that this movie was done either on a dare or because Keaton, Norton, and Stone lost a bet. It's actively abysmal.

Just...ugh. It's not even depressing-but-good-and-insightful.

The acting was fantastic, and it was a great movie when it stayed grounded in reality. It was less good when it moved into the fleeting sanity of the character.
 
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