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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: etc., etc. Oct 8, 2014, 20:13 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 20:00:
found this little gem a few seconds ago:

My pro-Anita response was deleted on the bluesnews.com comments section within an hour.. along with any other pro-Anita posts, however anti-Anita posts were left untouched. Tough to fight information warefare like that, sad thing because Iíve been going to bluesnews.com for over 15 years now, but itís comment sections are pretty much owned by cranky 30-40 male something gamers. This was my first time hearing about any of this, but after my comments were deleted Iím a believer that aggressors are actively at work here.

so which one of you girls got your panties in a bunch over this? hmm?

Can you link that? (edit - derp, it's in the comments of the linked article!)
Blue has done a tremendous job not deleting anything, and when he does we see a *REMOVED*, so it wouldn't be hard to know who did that.
Unless that's doxxing.

Oh, he comes back:
Well it seems I made a mistake, it wasnít deleted. I tried seeing if I could find the post through my history, ends up it was on a totally different thread with a very similar topic, on the very neighboring day day. My mistake.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 8, 2014, 20:10 Beamer
 
Tom wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 20:05:
That Windows Phone article is hilarious. After 3 years of using Windows Phone phones, I've still never seen another person with one.

I see them everywhere.
I also live in Seattle.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: RE: Follow up Oct 8, 2014, 19:53 Beamer
 
UConnBBall wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 19:44:
Once again AMD does right to the community and consumers and yet you'll buy a NVIDIA.

Well, if it's the most powerful card in the price range I'm looking, yeah. Linux drivers mean less than nothing to me, so why would I not by the best card in the range I wanted?

I don't play company favorites - I buy the best product available at the price range I'm budgeting.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 8, 2014, 18:55 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 18:18:
Beamer wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 11:20:
Axis wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 07:51:
Apparently most of you are not old enough to remember the same type of bullshit headlines from the 80's, when machines were going to replace all the jobs.

Oh ya, and the ozone was going to be destroyed if you didn't stop spraying your mullet...

Nothing has been worse for our county, including the economy, than Obama and the democratic machine - don't need a conservative blog equivalent to quote - just open your eyes and have a look around.

You realize, of course, that CFCs are still widely believed to cause holes in the ozone layer and were banned from most uses in 1989, though some countries are still banning them as we speak.

It's funny that you mention it as if it's some quack science when:
1) The theory is still believed
2) Nothing has been disproved
3) The causations have been banned or reduced
4) No one is really lacking in their lives from those changes

Because it is quack crap. Nothing has been proved either - all you have is early speculation from Nasa and the taking of the torch from the libs in the early part of the witch hunt. It's still being by the thousands and thousands of tonnes/year in other countries, some speculate even more today than in the past because of it's profitability -- and since you couldn't comprehend a "lacking in lives", you wouldn't know how it affected the poor when they couldn't get freon anymore in the past, and how much more expensive it is with the alternate crap they use today.

All we have is early speculation from NASA?
It wasn't even NASA that came up with the theory, nor that discovered the holes.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
60. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 15:23 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 15:20:
harlock wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 14:48:
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:58:
I'm stunned that the nemesis system so blinds people to the shallowness this game is; how little it really has to offer.

sounds like what you're really stunned about is how someone else could ever have an opinion that differs from your own... which is usually caused by the "world revolving around you" issue, so that should explain everything for ya

Meh, you guys are kinda right. Somehow it's indeed hard to understand opinions so vastly different than your own. I'mmmmm letting it go.

Game still kinda sucks.

Classy post.
No sarcasm. It's always nice when someone says "well, I think my opinion is right, but of course you also have your opinion and I'll respect it."

These are games. Nothing more.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 8, 2014, 14:18 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 14:05:
The Forza killer, another prime example of publisher's $ spent on reviews

It has a 72 on metacritic and a 62 user score. That's pretty close. How are you presuming they bought reviews?
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
55. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 13:11 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 12:56:
NKD wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 12:06:

Yeah I don't really think every game needs to be some ultra complex and deep thing. Sometimes slaughtering the shit out of orcs for 25 hours can be fun. .

Not that I have a problem with your point, other than are there really a lot of overly complicated games? I find most are slaughtering the shit out of things.

Have you tried CK2?

Also, my favorite Orc slaughtering is far and away Orcs Must Die 2. I wonder if this could possibly hold my attention as long as that game did. Must... get... 5... skull... rating!
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
52. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 12:11 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 12:06:
Prez wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:31:
So I guess I like wasting my time, but I am a proponent of the saying "Time you enjoy wasting isn't wasted time". So I really want Shadows of Mordor in spite of what you say. I know I'll love it.

Yeah I don't really think every game needs to be some ultra complex and deep thing. Sometimes slaughtering the shit out of orcs for 25 hours can be fun. It was fun as hell for me. I wish more games had combat like Shadow of Mordor. In some games, the combat actually gets tedious and you just want to skip as much of it as possible. But in Mordor I would be on my way to a mission and I'd feel compelled to just rip this camp of orcs apart for no particular reason.

Sometimes a simple, tightly focused game can be more fun.

Yeah, like others said, Batman was fantastic but some of the non-direct game stuff got tedious. I suppose it kept the combat from being tedious, but I think I'd like this game a lot. Only, I don't think I'd like it as much on PC as a console and don't want a next-gen console yet, so by the time I get a chance to play it'll probably be a better fleshed out sequel.

As for these qualifications, I understand why a PR firm may feel a YouTube personality needs to be handled more (less accountability, more hits based on how much venom they spew), but this is clearly an impossibly dumb way to handle it. Regardless, I am too old to not buy a game I'd enjoy because the publisher's PR firm is impossibly wrong, just like I won't avoid a good article on a website just because they once said something I don't like or won't watch a movie on TV because I dislike an actor's politics. Good entertainment I'm in the mood for is something I'm ready to jump on regardless.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 8, 2014, 11:20 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 07:51:
Apparently most of you are not old enough to remember the same type of bullshit headlines from the 80's, when machines were going to replace all the jobs.

Oh ya, and the ozone was going to be destroyed if you didn't stop spraying your mullet...

Nothing has been worse for our county, including the economy, than Obama and the democratic machine - don't need a conservative blog equivalent to quote - just open your eyes and have a look around.

You realize, of course, that CFCs are still widely believed to cause holes in the ozone layer and were banned from most uses in 1989, though some countries are still banning them as we speak.

It's funny that you mention it as if it's some quack science when:
1) The theory is still believed
2) Nothing has been disproved
3) The causations have been banned or reduced
4) No one is really lacking in their lives from those changes
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
31. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 19:18 Beamer
 
PropheT wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 18:47:
Beamer wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 15:31:
We've been so conditioned to higher resolution is better, but I don't think that's wholly true anymore. I think that, for a TV you're not close to, resolution is no longer nearly as important a way to judge the value of a game.

Looking at a video on YouTube at 720p like the links you had default to doesn't really show the whole picture either, though. I agree that it doesn't matter much on a normal TV at a typical distance, at least from just a purely visual standpoint when looking at the end result.

The real issue is that if the resolution needs to be dropped to maintain a playable frame rate, then you tend to be looking at other performance-related issues that will arise as a result of that difference in power that creates the disparity that requires the resolution to be lowered on that system in the first place. It's pretty rare that just the resolution needs to be tweaked in order to affect a steady frame rate where there wasn't one before, since that's just the fastest way to cover up performance issues that you can't resolve another, better way.

The links default to 720p, but I kicked all but one up to 1080p, and that extra one I kicked to 1440p.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
27. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 17:06 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 15:42:

The whole console resolution thing is just an e-peen flexing thing for the ongoing console wars. Like you said, it doesn't matter in 99% of living room/TV configurations. If you're playing with a console hooked to a 24" or bigger monitor a foot and a half from your face, then yeah, but that's an edge case and not something developers need to really concern themselves with for the console versions.

Frame rate is a bigger deal, but that's not typically an issue on PC either because users there are typically more savvy and have finer control over detail levels to ensure a good framerate.

In short, I don't know why any of us should care what's going on with Xbone vs. PS4. Despite the improvements over last gen, they have technical concerns that don't matter to us on PC.

Framerate depends for me. So long as it doesn't drop below 30 I don't tend to notice it for most things. Obviously it depends on the game, but I've played plenty of console games at 30fps and not really noticed. I'd love to actually do side-by-side, but...

AA matters much more to me than I'd expected. That's the area last-gen consoles failed the most visually.


This is like the third topic you've agreed with me on in 2 days. Are you sure you don't want to change your opinion? Haha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 15:31 Beamer
 
Here's another one: Metro 2033. 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbone. I can't imagine sitting on my couch and being able to see the difference.

And here's Destiny before the Xbone was cranked to 1080p. With all the action, I can't really see a difference.

We've been so conditioned to higher resolution is better, but I don't think that's wholly true anymore. I think that, for a TV you're not close to, resolution is no longer nearly as important a way to judge the value of a game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 15:30 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 15:19:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 15:09:
But to be fair does anyone on these forums know what it would take hardware wise to hit 1080p?
Example: AC Unity will run at 900p on both consoles. To get to 1080p what would you have to remove to achieve that at 30+fps? And what sort of TV would you need to tell the difference between 900p and 1080p?


To your second question, telling between 900p and 1080p is going to depend on the size of your TV and how far you are from it. If you've got a relatively modest sized TV, say under 50 inches, and it's 10 feet from where you're sitting, you're not going to be able to tell the difference aside from whatever placebo effect you get from the knowledge that it's 1080p and not 900.

A 46" TV 10 feet away is too far away from the ideal viewing distance of around 6 feet. You're not going to be taking advantage of the extra detail. You'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between 720 and 1080 at that distance, let alone a smaller resolution difference.

Which is the big thing that gets me with much of this. When you're talking a monitor, the difference is huge. But a TV? IGN and the like have repeatedly done comparison videos (which I hate, much preferring screenshots, but videos are more true) and, frankly, it can be hard to tell the difference. Yeah, things in the background are sharper, but so what?

Ultimately, how much I enjoy a game won't really depend on how sharp things in the background are.

Here's Assassin's Creed 4. 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbone. Jump to 45 seconds, when there's action, and I can't see a difference at all. I think I can in cut scenes, but... who cares? At 1:15 it freezes and shows differences.
Functionally, I see no difference. And that's watching at 1080p on a monitor. Put it on a 60" TV 10 feet from me?

Yes, this may change as games get better.
Yes, when it impacts the PC, where resolution matters significantly, it will be frustrating.
But for the moment, on these consoles, I think that the resolution difference between 1080p and 900p is hardly noticeable. Everything is basically "sharp enough" when you're actually playing the game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 13:23 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 12:31:
But in a new statement issued last night, Ubisoft explained that the producer had been "misinterpreted".

"We understand how senior producer Vincent Pontbriand's quotes have been misinterpreted. To set the record straight, we did not lower the specs for Assassin's Creed: Unity to account for any one system over the other," a Ubisoft spokesperson said.

And marketing assholes wonder why they're despised by everyone. Evasiveness, half-truths and outright damned lies and more damned lies. How the fuck do those people sleep at night? Oh right, they don't have a conscience or a soul.

Technically, PR isn't marketing. One is a business area, one is a communications area. One is numbers, the other is words.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Oct 7, 2014, 13:00 Beamer
 
I still find it interesting that all those "gamers are dead" articles said:

1) There's a stereotype about gamers
2) That stereotype is that they're all pale young male virgins sitting in mom's basement, failing at life, screaming at people over Xbox Live
3) This stereotype was cultivated in the late 80s and through the 90s by the gaming media. Open up any mid-90s PCG and look at the ads to see who they're targeted at
4) This stereotype is not true
5) Most gamers are not pale young male virgins sitting in mom's basement failing at life while screaming at strangers over Xbox Live
6) It's time to abandon this stereotype
7) It's time to acknowledge that gamers are normal people with normal lives
8) It's time to acknowledge that nearly everyone games
9) It's time to stop catering to the nerdbro gamer exclusively and start giving more diverse experiences and storytelling


I understand that Leigh came out on the offensive, but this is what her argument boils down to. All the follow-ups just clarified it.
And I can't see why people here are so up in arms. Once you realize and accept that by "gamer" she means the stereotype, it makes sense.

Frankly, I don't think there's a single one of those stereotypes here. We have a few people that, for one reason or another, may not get away from the screen much, but they're good people. And we have some trolls that hate everything and are always negative, but I think Cutter has an outside life.

I would love to have more diverse experiences, better storytelling, and the concept of "gamer" being more socially accepted and embraced rather than looked down upon.
And, sadly, #gamergate has done the opposite. Every mainstream article is about the fight against women. It's made gamers look more like that stereotype, not less.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
21. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 7, 2014, 12:46 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 02:27:
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 22:53:

The only reason, the ONLY reason, anyone knows about this stuff is because of her ex-boyfriend's "woe is me" blog.

But, according to the timeline on that blog, all the coverage came before she cheated on him.

It's the sole source we have, and a pretty good one, as it gave people like Julio the endless "burgers and fries" bullshit he won't stop saying.
But clearly you aren't even aware of this. Just jumping in, making comments on things you don't even have the basic knowledge about.
No, people have long had suspicions that there was something going on in the industry that included nepotism, shilling, bribery, corruption and so on. His "woe is me" blog simply cracked the shell open on an issue that many people already believe existed.

You realize that much of the coverage she got among others--such as jenn frank occurred afterwards or while they were shacking up with other people in the industry right? This isn't new, it's been there since the beginning.

Seriously man, it's shit like this that continues to piss people off. Oh and if you need the context. That's a polygon writer saying that people who threatened others over PAX(burning it down and another who wanted to acquire nerve gas and kill people) and the attacks on a 13yr old were just a "couple of people going too far." While claiming that #gamergate is nothing but white males, who do nothing but harass people. The cognitive dissonance must be earth shatteringly painful.

Did you ever apologize for linking to a fake news site?

And no, if you look at the timelines, even her ex admits that the coverage from sites like Kotaku and RPS came prior to them "shacking up."

Still, can you please apologize for linking to a fake site in that Intel article?
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 7, 2014, 11:14 Beamer
 
UHD wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 10:59:
Julio wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 10:26:
The interesting thing about two sides needing to come together on #Gamergate is...they don't need to.

Yeah because mutual understanding and civil communication never solved anything.

Or, it's interesting that Julio only wants to read things that pander to him rather than challenge his viewpoints and ask he reconsider them.

Again, if only Leigh Alexander had done that better instead of kicking over a gas can and making people say "hey, I'm a gamer!" rather than "she has a point, I'm a gamer and I'm not that stereotype!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2014, 21:02 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 20:22:
How did I know you were going to bang on about the R0? Now I know you are just parroting the media. The R0 of HIV is measured in YEARS. The R0 for ebola is WEEKS. Yeah, the media tends to not mention that.

Seriously?
Time is not a component of R0!

Do you understand what R0 is? It's how many people an infected person will pass the disease on to.
When the disease tends to kill within weeks, R0 is over the course of weeks. When a disease tends to kill in years, R0 is over the course of years.

But, ultimately, it is meaningless. It is simply a measure of how many people one infected person will infect. With HIV, they have years to do it. With ebola, they have days or weeks. But it's still a finite number.

I mean, given that ebola patients do not live for years while infectious, what does it matter? It isn't like the R0 will stretch on.

Seriously, you seem to not even understand what R0 is and why time is meaningless. If we extend the period we measure R0 for ebola to 40 years, it's still 2!, because the patient died 39.9 years ago!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2014, 20:14 Beamer
 
Here, from IJRreview, a conservative website:
Ebola is less contagious than HIV, SARS, Mumps and Measles.

Or from WebMD
Or from Medscape
Or from Vox

Or, you know, trust some 24 hour news channel trying to get you to endlessly not change the channel.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2014, 20:07 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 19:58:
Beamer wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 12:30:
How not to get ebola: don't roll around in the blood of someone bleeding from their eyes.

Seriously, ebola is less contagious than HIV and, while it transmits via bodily fluids like HIV, it only transmits when people are bleeding out their orifices. It's pretty easy to avoid in first world countries.

You really need to stop posting before you buy a clue. Seriously, ebola is WAY more contagious than HIV, and WAY easier to transmit. And you're contagious the moment you get a fever from it, which is WAY before you start bleeding, if in fact you even do start bleeding before you die.


The guy that just called what they wear "full biohazard suits" is telling someone else to get a clue?

It's R0 is generally recognized as being between 1 and 2. It's 4 for HIV. Which means HIV is more contagious. It, like HIV, is not an airborne disease. And by the time people are infectious, they're usually bedridden with an extremely high fever, muscle pains, headache, and uncontrollable bodily fluids.

It isn't like they're at the supermarket feeling a-ok. Or, in the case of HIV, having sex and spreading bodily fluids.
 
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