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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 May 18, 2015, 07:04 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 18, 2015, 04:23:
Jerykk wrote on May 18, 2015, 04:18:
Hate to break it to you but big budget PC exclusives are only going to become less and less common. About 95% of AAA games are multiplatform these days. If you boycott every game that doesn't require a Titan X to run well, you aren't going to be playing many games.

Only need to give it a few years since PC's are at or very near at eclipsing all three consoles in terms of raw sales. Even Ubisoft who said "all PC gamers are pirates" found that when they didn't piss on PC gamers they had unprecedented sales being equal to the PS4 and PS3 combined. Xbone had something around 11% of total sales.


Per their Q1 report, PC was 14% of sales. PS4 was 36%, PS3 was 17%, Xbone was 17%, 360 was 14%. PC sales were actually half what they were, proportionately, the year prior.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2015, 20:26 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 15, 2015, 18:14:
Julio wrote on May 15, 2015, 16:58:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 15, 2015, 11:16:
In other news:
If you like Action Movies, go see Mad Max. It was awesome.

Isn't this more of a chick flick with Mad Max as her sidekick/gimp? Seems like it's right up there with the all female Ghostbusters reboot.

You'd hate this one too. The men all get their asses kicked, and the woman has to take command, including rescuing another female by herself.

Dude, total chick flick. A man gives birth! What kind of self respecting man can enjoy that movie? Or Kill Bill, another complete chick flick.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
17. Re: etc., etc. May 12, 2015, 08:23 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on May 12, 2015, 05:41:
Making a point by infering something I did not say goes a long way towards making your own point. Quite a straw man you got there bro.

An egalitarian system is something that we are fast approaching, I on the other hand am looking 20 years to the future where society might lean towards a matriarchal system. Notice I said 'might'. It's just speculation and a bit of fun on my part, Im not the one who feels threatened by any of it either way, you on the other hand seem to have really strong feelings about it, so strong in fact that you feel the need to completely misread my comment and make shit up so you could argue against a point I did not make.


Engaging with people, at least gamer type people, on the internet for anything regarding women right now will only drive you insane. It's a ridiculous hot button where even hinting at women being good at something will get someone accusing you of being Hitler.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse May 9, 2015, 12:53 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 9, 2015, 11:47:
killer_roach wrote on May 9, 2015, 11:21:
HorrorScope wrote on May 9, 2015, 10:52:
killer_roach wrote on May 9, 2015, 10:48:
Ultimately, both the people AND the businesses matter. Without the former, the city withers - without the latter it either hollows out or becomes an irrational plaything for those too wealthy to have concerns with money.

True. Seattle is a meca to now, I'm sure prices were already high, they are going higher, it's going to be an LA/NY/Chi/SF if it isn't already.

I've been doing some research out there (actually have been looking into jobs with Amazon's corporate headquarters), and from what I've seen of apartments there they're probably pretty close to Chicago territory for cost, although not to the level of NYC, DC, or SF. (LA is just too all over the place to make a good determination on, although the places people want to live tend to cost pretty similarly to DC.)

650sq ft studio for $2300/mo isn't enough for you?

I had a 1100sq foot penthouse in a brand new building with corner floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the Puget Sound and the Space Needle, giving the best sunsets I've seen in my life. I could also see Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier. It was probably the best apartment I'll ever life in.

Now, for $700 more per month, I have a 700 square foot one bedroom and can't figure out where to put all my stuff and furniture.

Seattle was definitely getting more expensive, and so many of the new buildings going up in Belltown were crap, but it's got a really, really long way to go before it's even remotely close to NYC.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes Batgirl Prequel
7. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes Batgirl Prequel May 3, 2015, 21:04 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on May 3, 2015, 20:53:
Numinar wrote on May 3, 2015, 18:30:
Every industry on the planet does this, selling the base product close to cost and then marking up the consumables, spares and accessories.

You don't have to buy it. Or you wait a year and by the GOTY for next to nothing. It's priced the way it is because people buy it and wont go away until we all stop.

What's surprising is that people support such absurd pricing for completely optional content. It's not like buying printer ink or gas for your car. Those are necessities. DLC is not and yet people apparently still pay exorbitant prices for it. Mass Effect Trilogy routinely goes on sale for $10, yet if you want all the DLC, you'll have to pay around $100.

I haven't bought much DLC, but that's because so little of it is even worthwhile. Some of the Oblivion stuff was. In retrospect, I didn't think any of the BL2 stuff was, I just wanted more so I picked it up.
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
50. Re: Hatred in June May 1, 2015, 07:49 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on May 1, 2015, 00:01:
Beamer wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 17:51:
Just so we're all on the same page, this game in which you play an antisocial guy in a black trenchcoat killing random unarmed civilian will be found on the PC of an antisocial kid that puts on a black trenchcoat and goes into a school killing random unarmed civilians, right?

Inevitable. Not because it will make a kid do that, but because a kid that does that will definitely be a gamer, because nearly all kids are gamers and ones that are bullied are more likely to use games as escapism, and this game will be $4.99 in a Steam Sale within a year and half of Steam will buy it, so simple odds are that the police will find it and that's when things get ugly. Even if, like most of us, he buys it and never even installs it, because that's what happens with things you buy for $4.99 in Steam Sales.

I'm not going to kill anyone but if I die of a heart attack they're going to find it on my computer. That and a lot of porn.

If I die after it hits $1.99 same here.

But I don't think it'll be in a police report and getting a whole lot of stupid blame that people who actually have power believe, or at least act on.

Which isn't me saying "we should stop this game from being made," it's me saying "we're going to have some serious fallout from this game being made and I wish the devs had had a better idea."
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
48. Re: Hatred in June Apr 30, 2015, 17:51 Beamer
 
Just so we're all on the same page, this game in which you play an antisocial guy in a black trenchcoat killing random unarmed civilian will be found on the PC of an antisocial kid that puts on a black trenchcoat and goes into a school killing random unarmed civilians, right?

Inevitable. Not because it will make a kid do that, but because a kid that does that will definitely be a gamer, because nearly all kids are gamers and ones that are bullied are more likely to use games as escapism, and this game will be $4.99 in a Steam Sale within a year and half of Steam will buy it, so simple odds are that the police will find it and that's when things get ugly. Even if, like most of us, he buys it and never even installs it, because that's what happens with things you buy for $4.99 in Steam Sales.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2015, 08:31 Beamer
 
You guys realize this isn't even remotely for you, right? Like, there's zero expectation you'd ever watch this.

And that's ok. Not everything has to be for you.

John Stamos wrote a great editorial a ways back about the hate Full House gets. He openly admits it was cheesy, repetitive, artificially saccharine sweet, etc. But it was made for people ages 8-14. What TV shows are really hitting that age group anymore? Even the stuff on Disney is less innocent and more sexually charged.

Bottom line, he asked, would you rather your 11 year old girl watch this (and it's enormously popular with 11 year old girls today) or flip channels and watch the Two and a Half Men repeat on?

I think he makes a good point. Fluff for 8-14 year old kids seems underrepresented. Disney and Nickelodeon shows seem to be about being cool to create pop stars. A show like this doesn't try to be cool.
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained Beta 2
5. Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Beta 2 Apr 21, 2015, 08:20 Beamer
 
DrSquick wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 14:38:
Slashman wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 09:58:
Thanks screwing up the Orcs Must Die! franchise with this F2P nonsense that no one asked for.

It's definitely not as fun as the endless horde mode of the previous games, but I think it is similar enough that if you enjoyed the first game you will probably enjoy this too.

With that said, it is definitely a MOBA. Players have either an attacker or defender role, and the defender is the one that places the traps, which act the same as the previous games. You need a ridiculous amount of ingame currency to buy new traps though. You would need about 10 days of playing regularly to unlock one top-tier trap.

I played the first one for about 250 hours, and absolutely loved the co-op modes. I've put a couple hours into this one and probably won't put more than a couple more; but I just don't like the MOBA game format.

I never enjoyed endless horde mode, possibly because I played single player. I loved getting 5 skulls on hard for every puzzle level, but endless? Same issue for me as anything else endless, for the most part (see: Geometry Wars, GoW Horde Mode, etc.) You have 5 minutes of really boring, too easy gameplay that moves too slowly, then suddenly everything becomes insane and overbearing all at once. GoW actually did it well, maybe because you had like 5 people, where you could have some fronts going. Geometry Wars actually didn't get fun until it got insane. But OMD always felt like I was falling asleep and it was too easy until suddenly one round where everything got through.

The puzzle levels, though? A top 3 game of whichever year those games came out to me.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Apr 13, 2015, 20:57 Beamer
 
I last played in 2010. Maybe the second time through. It held up fine.

Like xcom and civ, I expect it to be bested, at least something close enough that fixes the warts to make it preferred. But not for a while.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: Radcliffe to play Apr 10, 2015, 08:07 Beamer
 
People are hard to influence with big, major things. They're less hard to influence with minor things. More movies show smoking, more people smoke. More movies use certain language, more people use that language.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2015, 08:09 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 13:19:
Fucking please. Why is the Surface 3 being compared to the iPad in the first place? The Surface is a full-on computer that can run full versions of any Windows software, while the iPad is just an overpriced Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest interface for the ignorant masses. They shouldn't even be in the same device category.

This is the Surface 3, not the Surface Pro 3.

Big difference, sadly not in the name. The Surface 3 has full Windows but a weak processor. Actually, it's probably comparable to the HP Stream laptop I'm using now that freaks out over, say, 10 tabs. Oh man, it's painful. But it's all I have until my stuff finally gets to my new city.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Crytek Deal?
13. Re: Amazon Crytek Deal? Apr 7, 2015, 00:12 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 23:39:
killer_roach wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 23:15:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 21:35:
Weird...

My only guess is that Amazon wants it for a VR project in its skunkworks. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple want to compete with each other in every facet of tech so when one jumps the rest follow. Drones? Sky WiFi? Car AI? Tablets? etc etc.

Amazon does own game development studios...

I know, right? Did anybody RTFA?

An impressive one with some big names.
 
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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 20:11 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 19:46:
Just another example of the nation of pussies we're becoming. People whining about off-color jokes at THEIR expense, probably while making their own jokes about some other group.

People really need to stop caving to these people and tell them to shut the fuck up instead. The community of whiny shitheads is not large enough to affect your bottom line, they are just loud, and can be ignored or told off.

Actually, I doubt most complaining about this were the butt of the joke.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 2, 2015, 16:41 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 12:51:
US students are fleeing law schools and pouring into engineering.

That's good news, IMO. 1. There's a glut of lawyers. 2. More builders and fewer arguers is a good thing.
It's been a long time coming. Graduates have outpaced new job openings for about a decade, law schools are profit centers so schools just kept building them and increasing class sizes, there are major issues with how schools report average salaries resulting in the numbers being inflated often by 100%, and the legal world has changed, anyway, with more low paying jobs with no advancement opening and the old days of 7 years then partner has more or less disappeared. In fact, law has become kind of 3 classes: the elite who will make equity partner (in 10 years), the others that will toil in non-partner tracks or in small firms, and then the bottom that will never see a client and merely read and notate documents in a basement for hours on end, paid hourly.

Man, it's frightening to see what some of the people I graduated with are doing. Two went on to culinary school (hooray for more debt and still no job prospects!) A whole lot are "staff attorneys," which means no chance at partner and mean being treated as a second class citizen in your firm.
 
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News Comments > Nobody's Fool 2015 Part Five
5. Re: Nobody's Fool 2015 Part Five Apr 2, 2015, 14:10 Beamer
 
Good thing it has an R rating.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
33. Re: etc., etc. Apr 1, 2015, 14:09 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 05:21:
InBlack wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 04:00:
What happens if it's a girl calling a guy honey, or sweetie or things of that nature. I frequently get it from waitresses and the like, due to my 'youthful' looks. I don't find it offensive, on the contrary. Is that sexist? Should I be offended? When is it ok for society to tell us what should offend us and how we should percieve tings and when is it taboo? One day you will wake up and you will hate the world you live in and the rules you are forced to follow in the name of 'insert stupid ideology here'. Im all for equality, between races, sexes, animals, bacteria, whatever. What I loathe is when others presume to tell me that some are more equal than others.

1. Different power dynamic. You are superior to the waitress. She's faking interest in an attempt to garner a larger tip. In Cutter's case, he's equal to but unknown to Sark, so such wording is intended to degrade. It's dismissive. If your GF calls you "honey" that's fine, there's a level of trust and familiarity such that the wording loses its superficiality. Context is everything. Blacks use the N word in ways a white person never could.

2. I guarantee it's only the older ones calling you "honey." Very few younger women are going to use that enticement to encourage attention and imply interest. Young waitresses get harassed enough as it is.

3. It has nothing to do with arbitrary rules, and everything to do with respect. It does sound disingenuous to ask what Cutter did "wrong" even if it you honestly didn't see what the big deal was.

4. As for him being a "complete douchebag," it's because of your phrasing: "There is very little (if any) sexual context attached to the comment as I see it, so how is it sexist?" If you had simply asked, "How is it sexist?" instead of asserting there was no sexual content, you wouldn't have gotten the acerbic response. Not taking sides, just explaining cause and effect.

EDIT: Ninja'd by sdgundamx.

This is it exactly. And a good explanation.

Think of it this way, guys. Remember when you were probably around 10 or 12 and talking to an adult male and trying to be serious, and he dismissed you with something along the lines of "chief?" It is pretty common for young boys around that age. They try to be adult, and some actual adult just dismisses them in such a casual way, and "chief" is one of the words most commonly used. Think something like telling a police officer you just saw something and having him say "ok chief, sure," ruffle your hair and walk away.

That's the basic gist of what Cutter did to an adult female. Sure, in plenty of context being called "chief" is neutral or even positive, but in this case it was dismissive. And Cutter was dismissing Anita in a way many, many adult men do to adult women.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Mar 31, 2015, 22:33 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 22:29:
harlock wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 21:26:
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 20:51:
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 20:28:
Honey, don't go away mad. Just go away.

I love that Cutter always makes sexist comments in topics about sexism in video games. Unironically.

i love how it upsets you

Nothing upsets Troller. He's just here to troll. Don't feed the trolls. The sooner everyone ignores him, the sooner he goes away.


Oh good, Cutter and harlock calling me a troll!

Harlock, it doesn't "upset me," it amuses me. He posted something very dismissive of her due to her gender. That's absolute sexism.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Mar 31, 2015, 20:51 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 20:28:
Honey, don't go away mad. Just go away.

I love that Cutter always makes sexist comments in topics about sexism in video games. Unironically.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
26. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 26, 2015, 14:54 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:19:
Tumbler wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 10:01:
Gamergate would never have become a thing if zoe and friends hadn't started censoring people and trying to black list / threaten those who talked about it.

They kicked a bee hive and are now telling their story about how awful bees are and how much they got hurt.

Stop kicking the bees.

The /r/kotakuinaction is going strong. Far as I know that is what gamergate has become, a sub reddit focused on ethics issues.

When they aren't constantly whining about whatever z-list Twitter celebrity rambled on about on a given day.

The whining about z-list Twitter celebrities (almost always female) outnumbers discussions about ethics at least 10-1.
 
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