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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2015, 12:56 Beamer
 
Does anyone even talk about Avatar anymore?
Or did anyone really talk about it after seeing it?


The tech was cool, though after 15 minutes you forgot it was in 3D, but the plot was so forgettable you stopped thinking about the film before the credits finished rolling.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU
4. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU Jan 15, 2015, 12:20 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 11:39:
The government knows what's best for you. Listen to your government. The government knows what's best for you. Listen to your government. The government knows what's best for you. Listen to your government. The gover... zzzzz

Watching the scene, I can see why they classified it high. There's a twist at the end of the scene, but it's played for maximum impact and it's sexual violence, which they don't like there.

But a complete ban, rather than a high rating, is just confusing as hell. They created R18+, let it be R18+.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2015, 19:43 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 19:34:
Well my friends, I have reached Whiskey snob hood. When I am paying 32.00 for a 375ml of Rye Whiskey.......I don't know what to say.... http://www.11wells.com/#!spirits/cihc

On top of that, I have called every Liquor store in Minneapolis and have acquired the current stock of the product....other than the distillery itself, I am now probably the current private household record holder for 11 Wells Prototype Rye Whiskey.....just sayin......it is a sickness.....

Do they actually distill it themselves? Too many of these small startup distilleries are buying the exact same whiskey from the exact same Indiana distillery and charging an arm and a leg for it while they slowly distill their own. Rather than wait 5 years, which makes some sense, they buy what's out there and just mix it. Sadly, that stupid Indiana distillery is where everyone buys it from. Even Bulleit now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 13, 2015, 20:23 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 19:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 19:49:
In his defense, when Annie Hall was written, TV was trash. The Love Boat, Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Three's Company, etc.

Maybe he can do a show about molesting children!


Can Roman Polanski co-create?
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Released
7. Re: Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Released Jan 13, 2015, 18:20 Beamer
 
Jackplug wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 18:18:
After I played this at a friends house, I wont be buying it as its just a modded fc3.

It's also my GOTY for 2014. It hits all my buttons.

But $10 for a 30 minute piece of DLC hits none.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Released
4. Re: Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Released Jan 13, 2015, 12:43 Beamer
 
Frijoles wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 11:02:
Things I don't want in a Far Cry 4 DLC: Timed shit, multiplayer shit, no guns.

Things I DO want in a Far Cry 4 DLC: New fortress to assault, one that actually is hard. And huge. We're talking a massive mountain base where I can't just snipe people off one by one from a mile away until I win.

"Be careful, Ajay! You're near a fortress and may require help!" Clearly the Golden Path is full of imbeciles who can't shoot straight.

Whelp, there's really no reason for me to post here because you captured it.

Things I haven't enjoyed in FC4: any time trials, anything that tries to make me compete against scores of people online I will never interact with, Hurk's first mission which felt too long, Hurk's second mission which felt too short and unoriginal (despite Hurk. Freeing him was just really uninspired.)

Things I want more of:
1) More stuff to storm


The Noore fortress I didn't snipe from a mile away. And I did it undetected (I know some people manage both sniping from a mile away and undetected, but I rarely do.) Incidentally, I loved the Noore fortress. The first time I did it I screwed up and barely survived the waves of new attackers. The second time I learned from that mistake.
The de Pleur fortress I took undetected the first time. I swear someone saw me at the end, but it never registered - he died too soon I suppose. It would have been totally undetected but I didn't realize one guy I took out would explode when I shot him in the back of a head with a silenced gun. Oops.
Second time through I took the snipers out with my sniper, ran to where one was, took a few more guys out with the sniper, then got noticed. Not the best plan. I took some out with the mortar but was too exposed. Endless helicopters came in. Again, barely survived, and only because I had the grenade launcher.
Still a ton of fun. Can't wait to finally get into the north for more than 30 seconds to take more forts.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 12, 2015, 20:07 Beamer
 
I just went to YouTube to look at some videos showing some of these advanced Far Cry 4 features, such as godrays.

People are playing very, very different games than I am on my 2010 PC.
 
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News Comments > Writer's Guild Videogame Writing Award Nominees
8. Re: Writer's Guild Videogame Writing Award Nominees Jan 12, 2015, 20:00 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 18:53:
I'm guessing it's just open to guild members.

How many guilds or clubs in any line of work give awards to non-members?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Report
62. Re: Star Citizen Status Report Jan 12, 2015, 18:04 Beamer
 
Zor wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 18:01:
nin wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 17:51:
Also, sea lioning.


lol are you suggesting that I take a different social approach to discussing this?

At some point I think you need to accept that the only thing that will change people's minds is a final product.

I get that seeing the same people say "this is a scam" or some variation in every thread can be annoying, but you won't change their minds and they won't change yours. Until there's a final product no one is right. The main competitor, ED, received similar complaints and, while it didn't shut everyone up, it made those eagerly awaiting it very happy.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 12, 2015, 11:27 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 11:21:
There are lots of ways people in power use tragedy (even if it's false, created, or perceived tragedy) for political gain - ask Obama, he's the best at it.


I think the answer you're looking for is "Rudy Guilani"
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS
19. Re: GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS Jan 10, 2015, 15:12 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 14:14:
The ones that got nominated, obviously.

Dear god I walked right into that one, haha.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
28. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 10, 2015, 08:26 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Jan 10, 2015, 07:19:
Beamer wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 23:18:
harlock wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 18:26:
it was a total waste of time, when they could have been working on SkyFalloutRim

fucking dumbasses

Nope. Two totally different studios. Next to no one from skyrim made this.

did bethesda spend any money making ESO? did they spend any time making ESO?

IT WAS A FUCKING WASTE OF IT

doesnt matter how many teams they have, who gives a shit? you have trouble with the most simple concepts, its pretty surprising you are still alive at this point

Your point wasn't they wasted time and money but they could have done the next major sp game.

My point is that beth is so large that this took absolutely no time or money away from their next major release. They're a very wealthy studio and they have two entirely separate teams.

This game had no impact on the status or release date of the next fallout scrolls games.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
25. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 10, 2015, 01:43 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 23:47:
Beamer wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 23:18:
harlock wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 18:26:
it was a total waste of time, when they could have been working on SkyFalloutRim

fucking dumbasses

Nope. Two totally different studios. Next to no one from skyrim made this.
It is always hard to tell with Harlock, but I think he was being sardonic.

It tends to be a pretty common complaint, though. A lot of people can't wrap their heads around one company having different teams working on different things in different offices with no overlap other than the very top people that aren't really the doers, anyway.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
21. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 9, 2015, 23:18 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 18:26:
it was a total waste of time, when they could have been working on SkyFalloutRim

fucking dumbasses

Nope. Two totally different studios. Next to no one from skyrim made this.
 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
37. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 9, 2015, 18:04 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 17:22:
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 11:43:
Win10 will run exclusively on Surface Pros.

Somewhere in L.A., Steve Ballmer just jizzed himself.

What, did Fergie walk by?
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS
2. Re: GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS Jan 9, 2015, 13:40 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 13:35:
Ah yes, nothing like the fresh breeze of sponsored awards where bribery and connections get you nominated and that ignores 99% of all indy developers that simply don't have the connections needed to get nominated...

joy

So which indie dev in Best Narrative has connections?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 12:28 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 12:17:
Beamer wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 11:38:
No. I've defended Wheeler here. Not saying he's good, but saying wait and see. People often get really irate when someone goes from the industry to a position such as this, but it's hard to avoid that because you need someone in this position that really knows the industry, and how can someone have that without having been in the industry?

That's a fair enough argument, but this is the same guy that when Verizon pooped on the existing Net Neutrality 'rules' (ie, the silk-gloved handjob to the cableco industry given by that fucker Genachowski), his (Wheeler's) first comments were that he "favored the idea of fast lanes", that he didn't think there was anything wrong with the extortion peering agreements that led to all the cablecos just shafting Netflix up the ass, and that when he realized he'd have to redo the net neutrality debate he favored a "hybrid approach" which essentially meant that there'd be some rules in place to prevent corporations from screwing each over too wildly, but that essentially allowed whatever they fucking wanted towards the customers.

It wasn't until the Democrats lost both houses last November, and Obama suddenly realized he maybe should stand up for shit he'd been promising to stand up for BOTH times he got elected, that Wheeler now suddenly favors Title II reclassification. It's a pretty drastic reversal in position.


That said, don't expect anything to happen, really. Lawsuits will drag this out until 2016, at which point it's pretty likely that Wheeler will get kicked out of the FCC and the status quo of "take it up the ass from your corporate overlords, pay more and don't you fucking DARE use the internet speeds that you're paying for" will just continue.

But even so, it's remarkable how quickly Wheeler has changed course.

Yeah. Like I said, he hasn't truly done much, so I'm waiting on that, I'm just willing to give him a chance before I throw the towel in.

My bigger concern is that he passes whatever and it ends up wholly ineffectual.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 11:41 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 07:50:
yuastnav wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 06:12:
PHJF wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 10:09:
Pretty sure Bose has all the patents for overpriced.

So your definition of overpriced doesn't depend on the quality of the product?

I wouldn't use the same label for Beats and Bose products...

Why not? Same thing, mediocre products with a high price tag and a lot of marketing.

Wait, don't tell me you got suckered into buying Bose..

Their noise-canceling headphones are still among the best. Other stuff? Marketing. Noise-canceling? Way better than most, especially Beats.

I have an old Sony pair that cost 1/3 what the Bose does. And are probably 80% as good. They get uncomfortable after 4 or 5 hours, though, and they really strain when things get loud. Given that I fly coast-to-coast pretty often, and sometimes have to do puddle jumpers with propellers that get really loud, the extra $200 for Bose would probably have been worthwhile.

But yeah, outside of that category I'd never buy Bose.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 11:38 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 11:30:
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 10:02:
I have to admit, I remember most people here were pretty worried after we learned it would be Wheeler but hes defying expectations so far in a wonderful way. I should be less cynical.

It can't be the same guy. He's either been brainwashed or someone just wacked him and put a somewhat similar looking guy in place.

In any case, trust the fucking assholes in Congress to put a stop to it. Apparently bribes lobbying money has been flowing like fucking water since Wheeler somewhat announced what he was planning to do, and the Mafia in the House of Representatives have been making out like bandits.

No. I've defended Wheeler here. Not saying he's good, but saying wait and see. People often get really irate when someone goes from the industry to a position such as this, but it's hard to avoid that because you need someone in this position that really knows the industry, and how can someone have that without having been in the industry?

But that doesn't mean they're tainted. It makes them more open-minded, but it doesn't mean their allegiance doesn't follow. Wheeler's paycheck no longer comes from the cable companies. He no longer represents them, he more represents himself if anything. Some people don't care about this. Most do. And most change.

Have you guys ever switched jobs? Especially to a competitor? You spend years at one job, talking about how much you hate the competitor. Then they give you a job offer and suddenly you see the other side of the argument. You don't come in deliberately doing things that sabotage your new employer. You suddenly see how some of the things you thought before may have been wrong or misguided.

Hell, I had a boss that, before working for him, I hated. He was kind of well known in the industry and gave lots of interviews and always seemed like a jackass. I kind of hated the entire company and thought it was full of jackasses because a few mouthpieces were. Then they made me a job offer. Suddenly I saw the other employees, not the jackasses, and I saw that at least half the jackasses were really nice, genuine people that didn't know how to turn the enthusiasm down in public and not sound like jackasses. My entire opinion turned rapidly and I was capable of seeing the other side of the argument.

A good person will do this. They'll take their learnings, but open their mind and their opinions and do not what they felt was right before but what they feel is right based upon their new responsibility and new information. Not everyone does this, but most do. And I was happy giving Wheeler the benefit of the doubt.

But until he actually does something, and what he does actually does something, I'm also not celebrating or applauding him. Benefit of the doubt means neutral, not positive. You get positivity for doing something right, not alluding to doing something right or attempting to do something right.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
39. Re: And yet US media censors the caricatures Jan 9, 2015, 11:33 Beamer
 
This is a discussion I've wanted to avoid for obvious reasons (the discussion's benefit, not mine, haha), but there are distinct differences between gamers and muslims that I think stretch the analogy:

1) Gamers choose to be gamers. Hell, you can love video games and not be a "gamer" in the way that gamergate has defined it. And you can choose to be a gamer and not support what gamergate is doing. But leaving the religion you were born into? That's much, much, much harder. That's culture, at the very least you're family's culture. It's difficult to turn your back on that without risking some of your personal relationships

2) Islam is clearly multifaceted and clearly has beneficial aspects. There is a central text. There are mosques everywhere. There are charitable organizations. You can clearly see these. You can understand why someone supports these parts but not the terrorism and why the terrorism doesn't define it for them. It is harder with gamergate. It is easy to see why, to many, it is just about harassment and complaining about "SJWs." The most well defined parts of Gamergate are 8chan, KiA, and sites like TheRalphReport. There is infinitely more discussion about "taking people down" or "getting that bitch back" or "shutting that SJW up" than there is about any kind of ethics. So, to someone on the outside, it's very, very hard to see how it's about anything other than those things. There isn't a single place you can go and not see discussions about how colored hair and transgendered women are ruining America. With Islam, you can easily go to the mosque in your city, or probably look at the family across the street, and see how to them it's more culture than religion, something keeping their family together the same way Christianity does for moderate Christians (i.e., the ones that don't confuse religion and political lines.)
 
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