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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released
17. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released Oct 14, 2014, 14:15 Beamer
 
Shineyguy wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 14:14:
LittleMe wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 12:10:
Well BL2 is awesome so if it's a lot like that, great! I've seen screenshots of this and it looks just fine as far as fidelity on PC. That said $60 is above my limit. I still haven't played any of the DLC for BL2 even.

You've no idea what you've missed on the BL2 DLC. they were fan-freaking-tastic. Tiny Tina and My Torgue especially.

The ones not those two were horrifically bad, just about ruined the game for me, are part of the reason I'm not too interested in this one, and killed me interest to the point that I never even bothered with Tiny Tina. Was that one part of the Season Pass? I just quit during the Sir Hammerlock tedious borefest.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2014, 13:05 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 13:00:
nin wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 09:24:
Yeah, I'm pretty psyched about the Downey news. Pretty crazy they're already mapping out Avengers 4!

40 million PLUS backend is just nuts, though.


Well, he's probably getting pretty tired of playing the same character. I hear that Chris Evans is, and if you saw Snowpiercer, you can see that he's hankering for more things new.

He's actually saying he's retiring after his Captain America contract. We'll see if he sticks to it, but he says he doesn't enjoy the spotlight and wants to just direct.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
10. Re: Game Reviews Oct 14, 2014, 12:49 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 12:42:
Back then though reviewers had a little bit more integrity and were not afraid to grade a game according to its actual merits.

There is some very serious misremembering going on here. Very, very serious.
And not giving enough credit to reviewers today.

Not to mention, it strikes me as funny that we can have discussions over how stupid IGN is for giving a AAA game a 5.9 (Alien Isolation) and, the next week, claims that mainstream reviewers are afraid to ding AA games.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released
9. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released Oct 14, 2014, 12:41 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 11:33:
They should have released this on the next gen consoles. On the PC I think this is too much like the previous Borderlands games were to justify full price.

It was going to be, anyway. It's just the writers from Gearbox, the engine from Gearbox and totally outsourced content. Still, from what I gather, about as many hours as BL2.

Everyone I spoke with involved at PAX said development was a disaster, but it sounds like the final product is what everyone would expect - a lesser version of BL2 that is still a lot of fun but feels too familiar and missed opportunities to fix flaws. Waiting for BL3.

I'll possibly pick it up, but it seems like a lot of time to put into something I've basically already put a ton of time into, but the writing is getting a lot of acclaim and the Claptrap random skill mechanic sounds hysterically fun.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Oct 14, 2014, 12:36 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 12:10:
10/10 doesn't necessarily mean perfect

Perfect is literally what 10/10 means to anyone with a working brain. If a publication believes in earnest they've reviewed a flawless game (minor bugs not withstanding), great, give it 10/10. Otherwise they should stop reviewing games or stop using such a tiny scale.

Are movies that Ebert gave 4 stars to perfect?
Or ones that Siskel and Ebert gave two thumbs up? Both of those are the equivalent of a 10/10.

He believes it's one of the best games he's ever played, and he apparently only uses integers. I don't think it's a huge issue. It's no skin off my back. He loves the game, so what? Why get so angry over it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2014, 10:58 Beamer
 
It made no sense to not have additional, non-Hawkeye Avengers in CA2 (Hawkweye was in the script, but I say non-Hawkeye mostly because I agree with people that say he's been worthless.)

I mean, half the planet is about to be killed, including all of them, you'd think someone would pick up a phone and be like "hey, Iron Man, you may want to come blow some shit up for half an hour."

Regardless, this news makes me happy because CA2 was the best of the MU films, far better than the two Iron Man movies I watched. I don't have much interest in any more Iron Men, but this sounds fun.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2014, 01:56 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 01:28:
Trashy wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 01:16:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 21:04:
Trashy wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 20:43:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 17:06:
warez site has both original..

Are you from the 90's...

Tell the former me to invest in Apple, who am I kidding the former me would just laugh..

No idea what you are trying to say iTunes doesn't have GoT and doesn't even offer original Breaking Bad in Germany.

iTunes has literally the WORST selection of content of all available choices

Ps.: I am from the 80ies

You see humor is a tricky thing, especially if the end person doesn't get it.

The term Warez.. It's not used much anymore.. last time I heard it used often was the mid to late 90's on IRC channels.

Who cares about what iTunes streams, Apple stock went from just under a dollar a stock in the mid to late 90's to over 100 dollars a stock today.. which is why I added the second part of the joke..

Ah..

Oh boy.. I am sorry I crippled your joke with my caffeine starved morning brainz.... it was a good one .. well apart from the "having to explain it all" haha

they are still called warez sites though..... Blues forum rule 3 is still relevant.

Ps.: I am now curious though, what do you call warez sites?

I mean, he's right, though, isn't he? I haven't heard "warez" since, like 2002. Especially "warez site," which makes it sound like those old sites that used to host things.

These days everything is a torrent.

But I've also stopped pirating so that I am able to act all kinds of superior, so...
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Oct 14, 2014, 01:31 Beamer
 
sdgundamx wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 01:01:
That link was awesome. Thanks for posting it. I've been having a really hard time trying to find a moderate position in this whole mess, but that blog does a great job of putting things in perspective. And yeah, his opinions on the matter are very close to mine as well.

Beamer wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 22:02:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 21:55:
So, um, no gamergate discussion today? We haven't had one in a while, and I was really looking forward to one.

I know you're being sarcastic, but I really like this post from a guy at Bioware that a former coworker sent to me today.

I think he's fairly balanced (mostly) and sums it up well in the 10/13 update.

One thing he brings up in an earlier blog (I think about 2 down from the 10/13 entry) that I never really thought about is that the game sites are ignoring #gamergate. I figured they weren't covering it much because they're a part of it, but he's right, they're outright ignoring it. For all the claims that they are and have been attacking gamers, they haven't said a single thing about this since they said that the Five Guys jokes/attacks were awful. It's been almost entirely quiet since then.

I think his hypothesis that it doesn't matter to their audience is a bit more accurate than some would admit. It's a huge topic amongst a certain segment of gamer, but that segment wasn't spending significant time at Kotaku/IGN/Gamespot, anyway. They were on Reddit or Twitter or 4chan or even here.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Oct 13, 2014, 22:02 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 21:55:
So, um, no gamergate discussion today? We haven't had one in a while, and I was really looking forward to one.

I know you're being sarcastic, but I really like this post from a guy at Bioware that a former coworker sent to me today.

I think he's fairly balanced (mostly) and sums it up well in the 10/13 update.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 13, 2014, 18:24 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 18:21:
Beamer wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 18:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 18:07:
If you are a game developer you should consider not putting your eggs in the basket of gamasutra....

Also HTML5 games should not be allowed on Steam. It just clutters the store with even more crap.

What eggs?
It's a developer posting his learnings for other developers to read.
Do you know what the #1 site for developers is?

The eggs that are the "only mention of this game they'll ever get anywhere"

Maybe putting that on a site that has earned massive ire in the past month and is the prime target of boycotts is not smart idea? And being connected with Leigh Alexander you might as well give up promoting your game. Because the hate mobs will inevitably draw you into the war.

And gamasutra is the #1 for developers? Maybe developers want to find a new site...

That's an article discussing learnings, not promoting a game, though. It's aimed not at consumers but fellow developers.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Oct 13, 2014, 18:12 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 18:07:
If you are a game developer you should consider not putting your eggs in the basket of gamasutra....

Also HTML5 games should not be allowed on Steam. It just clutters the store with even more crap.

What eggs?
It's a developer posting his learnings for other developers to read.
Do you know what the #1 site for developers is?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2014, 16:27 Beamer
 
I wouldn't mind 1 ad before a program begins. HBO does it and it doesn't bug me at all. But HBO does it for their content, it may bug me more if it was for, say, a Toyota Camry. It doesn't interrupt anything, though, so I'm ok with it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2014, 12:24 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 11:16:
an annual celebration of the man who discovered Columbus Ohio, first orbited Columbus Circle, and once batted .351 for the Columbus Clippers

:-blink-: :-blink-:

I'm... not sure that's accurate.

About as accurate as most of what's said, haha.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2014, 21:00 Beamer
 
Dacron wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 20:50:
Beamer wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 20:24:
Julio wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 20:12:
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 18:24:
And how do you know any of it even happened?

I have my doubts that this actually happened. There never seems to be a followup investigation on any of these alleged threats. Good way for alleged victims to get good PR for themselves.

Except 8chan called the police and confirmed the report.

Report =/= investigation. Investigation checks the complaint in the report against the facts as they happened. I could twitter myself, report it to the police for financial gain (free advertising for product, paid interviews over 'female game developer harassed by evil misogynistic men!") and the police report confirms I reported/complained, it doesn't prove it is true.

It does not, but false reports are also felonies.
So I'm not really certain what kind of proof you'd want.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2014, 20:24 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 20:12:
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 18:24:
And how do you know any of it even happened?

I have my doubts that this actually happened. There never seems to be a followup investigation on any of these alleged threats. Good way for alleged victims to get good PR for themselves.

Except 8chan called the police and confirmed the report.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2014, 20:05 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 18:24:
psycho bitch manipulating men... 'Never stick your dick in crazy.'

Ladies and gentlemen: Cutter!

The man who just the other day said:
Cutter wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 20:36:
Broads shouldn't be in charge of tech companies. But if you're going to do it regardless, at least put one in who isn't a bean counter. Smooth move Ex-Lax! Nice play, Shakespeare!


Wonderful. No misogyny here.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 11, 2014, 21:45 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 21:36:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 13:43:
How many times a day does the average person check their phone? 221, apparently.

Really? REALLY? People, please, get a life.

A lot of people who use their phone excessively have very active social lives, seeing as how phones are an ever larger part of coordinating and enabling peoples social interaction.

I'd be more worried about someones life who didn't even own a cell phone. They probably don't leave home much.

I'd believe it. I've had days where I get over 200 text messages. Plus I check Tinder/OKCupid, Facebook, search the internet on it, post on Blues on it, check hockey scores on it, etc.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
16. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 11, 2014, 19:21 Beamer
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 19:14:
But your don't find it relevant that one interviewer wanted to make her kill herself?

If I can find one member of the anti-gamergate group that did something shitty, can I therefore say all anti-gamergate people are equally guilty of that same thing, and they can be collectively ignored?

Consistency will shoot you in the foot. Sadly, I suspect your preferred method of dealing with this is 'Just be totally inconsistent.'

And, frankly, she's brought up often in those interviews. Gg started with harassing her.

Nah. GG started with pointing out unethical practices that involved her, along with hypocrisy in journalist behavior. It's as true to say 'GG started with harassing Zoe Quinn' as it is to say 'Beamer harasses people who disagree with him on Bluesnews'.

When did I ever say that?
What I said is that this group of developers is suspect.
When did I ever say anything is to be "collectively ignored?"

What I have repeatedly said is that there's no way #GG is about "ethics."
And, on this board, the discussion has so rarely been "ethics." And if it was solely ethics, why are so many people on #gamergate also so heavily against any kind of requests for change? Why is Anita Sarkeesian, not a journalist, so repeatedly harped upon?
If it's ethics, why is the focus so predominantly on indies, when the journalist issues are coming predominantly from AAA publishers? And why would the anger not be at the people that won't allow coverage except by their rules?

Ask Blue how many of his articles come from PR departments. How many blasts he gets per day. And ask him how he chooses which to cover. Do personal relationships come into play?
Considering he's the only person in the world covering Cliffski, I'd say "obviously." And there's nothing wrong with that. There are deeper issues out there, but that gets ignored in all this, somehow.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
14. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 11, 2014, 18:57 Beamer
 
William Usher wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 15:00:
Beamer wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 14:40:
And, its worth pointing out, that list of devs interviewed was culled from 4chan and includes a guy that wrote an article defending rape and a fit that was in chat rooms encouraging ways to get Zoe Quinn to commit suicide.

But it's about ethics!

Why are you always bringing her up?

I'm not. I couldn't pick her out of a lineup. But your don't find it relevant that one interviewer wanted to make her kill herself?

And, frankly, she's brought up often in those interviews. Gg started with harassing her. And had continued harassing female devs. Yet another chased from get home yesterday.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
13. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 11, 2014, 18:56 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 15:05:
William Usher wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 15:00:
Beamer wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 14:40:
And, its worth pointing out, that list of devs interviewed was culled from 4chan and includes a guy that wrote an article defending rape and a fit that was in chat rooms encouraging ways to get Zoe Quinn to commit suicide.

But it's about ethics!

Why are you always bringing her up?

Beamer likes to play the opposite in any popular conversation, in an attempt to draw attention to himself and get people to engage him.


Try harder.
 
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