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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2014, 12:32 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 11:46:
Okay, seriously, anyone who is still claiming that teens aren't getting fucking dumber and dumber every single generation seriously needs to read this and then forever shut up about it.

"Gee, I wonder if this is dangerous. NAH IT'LL BE FINE!" What an incredible bunch of fucking morons.

"On 2 August, California teen Fernando Valencia, 16, suffered third-degree burns to his neck and stomach after pouring nail polish remover over himself and lighting it as part of the dare.

"Being burned alive was one of the worst things you can imagine,"he told news station KABC. "It's my fault. I can't say nothing else besides it was a dumb idea."


Ya think, you fucking turd waffle? Thanks for jacking up the price of health insurance some more, dipshit.

Remember in the 90s when a few teens died for running into highways and laying down?

Teens are as dumb as ever, no more, no less.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Looking to Re-earn Trust
4. Re: Boss Key Looking to Re-earn Trust Aug 9, 2014, 13:57 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 13:38:
Re-earn my trust? Heh...;) The guy lost that forever when he talked Sweeney into leaving the PC...the very platform that gave him his start. Like the poster before me, I think CliffyB is full of it...he's another "suck-it-down" John Romero sort of nincompoop...We don't need any more of that sort of thing...

We're watching the Peter-Principle at work--CliffyB's apex was with Epic but he hasn't realized it yet...it's all downhill for him now, most likely...The guy's a walking dictionary of cliches..."bitten of more than he can chew," and "disaster waiting to happen," etc.

Sweeney never abandoned PC, ue always supported it. And considering gears made them billionaires, it was a good business move.

PC gamers are often monstrously emotional and constantly feeling weird betrayal. I never get the "we made you and you abandoned us!" Argument. We hated cliff before that. Stop crying.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
16. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 9, 2014, 10:36 Beamer
 
Tom wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 01:11:
Scheherazade wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 22:08:
Not paying someone for their work is a theft of their services.

Obviously employers need to pay their employees for work performed. I don't dispute that AT ALL. But when they tell employees they're not going to be able to pay them until some future point or not at all, and the employees decide to stick around and continue working anyway, guess what - that's the deal they agreed to by continuing to work.

This was not a case of missing just one or two paychecks. It was a months-on-end kind of thing. They had plenty of opportunity to quit and find work elsewhere but they chose not to. Their choice, their responsibility. Assuming, anyway, that they weren't misled about the pay being deferred, which doesn't appear to have happened here.

It's always amazing when people say things like this, as if you can just magically have a new, comparable job overnight.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: How I Screwed Myself... Aug 8, 2014, 14:36 Beamer
 
Bodolza wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 12:44:
He's complaining about unqualified people for the HR Assistant/Front Office position. That's an entry level position. You shouldn't need much or any experience for that job, which makes it perfect for people trying to break into the industry.

And yes, the "mail room" effect still exists, and I see it all the time. You aren't making the executive team without your Ivy League degree, but it's still a good way to get your start.

I've really never once seen someone get out of the mailroom, because the skills you learn in the mailroom don't really translate to other jobs.

And no, starting as an HR assistant isn't a good way to break into the games industry. What kind of games knowledge do you gain in the HR office? QA is how you get into the games industry. HR is where they want someone that enjoys HR and plans to stay in HR, not someone that, after six months, will be asking if he can move to the art team, or even the QA team.
 
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News Comments > Sierra Entertainment Revival
19. Re: Sierra Entertainment Revival Aug 8, 2014, 13:43 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 11:30:
Luke wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 10:49:
InBlack wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 10:41:
Might as well call it McDonalds Gaming...in this, or any case of a brand revival, the quality of games to spring from these studios will depend on the people who work on them.

And people today working on games lack of passion and love for those games they make , its all about money nada else ,

Bullshit. If people working on games only cared about money, they wouldn't be working on games. Your job security is poor and pay and benefits usually less than what you'd get working for MS or Google or some other software giant. What you say might be true of some corporate bean counters, but that's always been true of corporate bean counters. It's not true of the people who put their time into making these games.

The cost to make a game you can get away with charging 50-60 bucks for has skyrocketed in the last 20 years, so since more money is involved, more bean counters are involved.

We can get the bean counters out of gaming, but it would mean no longer spending 20, 30, 100 million dollars making them.

Even then, the beancounters would be paid more elsewhere and have to jump through hurdles to get into the industry. Those beancounters love games. Their jobs is just to count beans, not to love games, so that's what they do. They do what they're paid to do.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: How I Screwed Myself... Aug 7, 2014, 20:38 Beamer
 
Alamar wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 19:23:
I guess he's never heard of the mail room...

Which you don't get hired into without a degree in Mailroom Sciences, 2-4 years experience, and the understanding that you won't ever be hired out of it.

The whole Secret of My Success start in the mailroom and work your way out of it and to CEO myth died in the 80s.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Announced
13. Re: Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Announced Aug 7, 2014, 13:37 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 12:26:
LOL have to add zombies don't they. I would not even buy this for the kids.

Well, it's free to play, and it's not coming to the US (assuming you're in the US), so I don't think you need to worry about whether or not you'd buy it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2014, 13:35 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 13:15:
It's about how they were let go in some cases, very unprofessionally which has always been an issue in the gaming industry.

I don't think you understand just how poor job stability is in the gaming industry either.

One flop crushing you because you work at a small indie studio and it folds makes sense.
A flop crushing you because it was entirely inept and nothing about it was good makes some sense.

But what we routinely see - a small studio being formed within a large publisher, putting out a few hits, then putting out one flop and being shut down makes no sense at all. Maybe if it's in an area that has no geographic advantages, fine, but we keep seeing an entire studio being shut down when it would make so much more sense to wipe out the problems (producer, lead designer, whomever didn't seem talented enough, assuming you didn't think they learned from their mistakes) and keep the people that actually have talent, are already sitting next to each other, already work as a team, etc.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 7, 2014, 11:50 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 06:21:
Beamer wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 12:40:
garrywong wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 12:27:
Kevin Lowe wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 12:04:
InBlack wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:33:

Give me a mouse. And a keyboard. Ill give you an answer.
Any other equipment the rest of the players aren't using that you'd like?

Not much point crowing about your skills if you're not willing to play by the rules. If/when Destiny comes to the PC, you can have a mouse and keyboard. Until then, Bungie's game, Sony's platform, their rules, full stop.

Doesn't make it any less cute that these people consider this level of play to be at all "skillful".

It's like saying "This guy is a beast! He's #1 at fingerpainting! But UH UH! Doesn't matter if you're a real genius artist, you can't criticize his skills unless you're better than him at fingerpaiting!"

Oh for godssake. Between this and the "Waaah, Windows 8 threatens my genitals!" post.

Do you watch people at the Olympics and go "so what, that guy ran a mile in 4.5 minutes. I can drive it in 40 seconds." Do you watch MMA fighting and say "I could take any one of these guys if I had a gun."

Wow thats a really classy analogy. Shows your true condescending colors through and through. Its also failed analogy, unless you consider console players completely unable to grasp the M+KB control scheme.

It isn't a failed analogy. Destiny doesn't support m+k. It isn't in the rules.

If you want a better analogy, consoles are like stock racing - there are limits to how good your machine can be and everyone basically has the same setup. PC is like GT racing, where the track has people on it in Ford Fiestas and people on it in Ford GTs dodging those Ford Fiestas. If the Fiesta and the GT were actually racing, it'd be pretty boring for everyone involved, as the guy in the Fiesta expects to race other people in a similar vehicle, not people that spent enormous amounts of money to have something faster and with better handling.

But Destiny is a game, and it's a game played with a controller. Only a controller. Never anything but a controller. It's a game made exclusively with a controller. So saying you can do better with a better tool is no different than saying you could beat someone in the hammer throw if they let you use a catapult.

It gets very tiring to hear people say "I could beat any console player if I could use a m+k!" But consoles don't let you do that, so why even point it out? You're literally saying you would be better if you could hypothetically change the rules of the game. Shut up about it, everyone already knows this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2014, 11:47 Beamer
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 09:43:
Beamer wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 12:41:
garrywong wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:51:
RIP twitch. Killed before it even had a chance to truly shine.

It's still alive.

http://blog.twitch.tv/2014/08/update-changes-to-vods-on-twitch/

You were saying?

The site is still up and the team is making improvements the community is asking for. Video is still streaming. Twitch is still alive.
 
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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
35. Re: Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds Aug 7, 2014, 11:46 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 09:08:
I'm sorry, but the only reasonable explanation is that this was a deliberate attempt to mislead consumers. There was a game called Colin McRae Rally released in 1998. *This* game is called Colin McRae Rally.

Only a complete moron would release a game with the exact same title as another and not expect confusion.

It has the same tracks as the 1998 version, and it was released on mobile. Odds are this was done exclusively by the mobile team. I can't check it, but odds are all the copy is the same as what was used in the mobile. Someone literally just ported everything from one to the other.

With a $6.99 price tag, no one attempted to deceive. People just thought it would be more obvious. I mean, it's obvious to them, because it's all they've known for the past 2 years or however long it took to make this game. Calling a game with the same assets and the same idea the same thing on mobile is very common, especially when the name is fairly generic. Porting it to the PC is less common, and people clearly underestimated how obvious it would be (and likely overestimated how in demand it would be.)

As per usual, incompetence and corporate inertia is usually the answer, not evil.
 
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News Comments > July Steam Hardware & Software Survey
26. Re: July Steam Hardware & Software Survey Aug 7, 2014, 11:43 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 06:17:
Redmask wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 19:49:
NKD wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 16:30:
The only thing wrong with Vista was a rocky launch. It's fundamentally the same under the hood as 7 and 8 and works just as well.

Well no, Vista had a ton of boot time bloat, some inherent security model problems and kernel related issues that were corrected in Windows 7. It's true that the OS itself was ahead of average user hardware at the time but it had a lot of other issues and calling it the same as Windows 7 is inaccurate.

Windows 8 is pointless for any user currently on Windows 7. The 'hood' improvements are pretty minor and its just not worthwhile with Windows 9 being fast tracked.

This is what all the fainbois never seem to get. Windows 7 was an improvement over Vista. Windows 8 is a fucking cash grab, that just doesnt justify an upgrade. It's probably not an inferior product (although Ive had bad experiences with it I will give everyone the benefit of doubt on this) even though it takes getting used to but unless you own a tablet there is no fucking reason why you would want Windows 8 over 7, unless you are buying it OEM and simply have no choice in the matter.

I've never seen a Windows 8 "fanboy."

But I've seen people on sites like Woot refuse to buy cheap laptops because it comes with 8.1 over 7, or actually go out and buy a fresh version of 7 even though the computer came with an OEM copy of 8.

The extremes people take to demonize or avoid 8 seem incredibly unreasonable. It's got flaws compared to 7, and it's got improvements compared to 7. There's 0 reason to upgrade from 7 to 8, but there's also 0 reason to downgrade from one to the other, yet the internet is full of people so desperate to make sure everyone knows that's exactly what they'd want to do.

It's "worrying" that people are so emotional, to quote someone being emotional yesterday.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 7, 2014, 11:27 Beamer
 
Some dude from the Library of Congress found it.
I believe it.

Jesus, "unreleased Duke Nukem Game Discovered" isn't a good enough headline?
 
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News Comments > July Steam Hardware & Software Survey
18. Re: July Steam Hardware & Software Survey Aug 6, 2014, 19:24 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 18:56:
Beamer wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:57:
garrywong wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 09:57:
The increasing Win 8 percentages are quite worrying...

How is it "quite worrying?" What impact does it have on you? Microsoft is already backtracking on some of the big changes, and anything it runs your version of Windows also runs.

The increasing paranoia amongst some posters is quite worrying. "People like something I don't, the world is ending!"

Not it doesn't actually run everything Windows 7 runs.. some old games do no longer work


I meant the other way around. You can fear the adoption of something new if it will obsolete what you have, but that isn't the case. There are no games coming out that are compatible with Win8 but not Win7. So I don't get the fearing post from that guy.

It's just another "ERMHGERHRD MICROSOFT BAD!" post. The same guy followed it up immediately with a "EERMGERHEHRD PCMASTERRACE" post and a "RIP, TWITCH" in an article not about Twitch and disregarding that Twitch is healthier now than ever.
 
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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
23. Re: Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds Aug 6, 2014, 19:21 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 19:15:
Beamer wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 19:11:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 19:08:
Julio wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 18:45:
There's no need for piracy to know if a game is crap. But it's a nice attempt to justify piracy.

Bullshit. Keep fucking that high horse you're on.

No, he's right.

Yeah. And it's not about being on a high horse either. I don't give a shit if you pirate, but why waste your bandwidth on pirating a whole game when you can just watch a video from a YouTuber you trust to tell you if it's worth it.

The whole point of checking out a decent review is so you don't have to waste time or bandwidth or money finding out for yourself that a game sucks. Pirating only saves you the money, not the time or bandwidth.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I occasionally buy games I hate. I put 2 minutes and 30 seconds into Pixel Piracy and decided I think I hate it (I know that's no chance, but the controls felt so wrong.)
However, it's exactly what I thought it was based on the 30 seconds of it I watched on YouTube. Barely anything at all. I gave it a shot because people here love it, but I know my taste.

I really can't think of the last time I bought a game full price that I hated. Generally, games I buy that I dislike I know I'll probably dislike and buy because it's a good deal and maybe I'll be surprised.

As someone that hates Let's Play videos, I find it incredibly easy to determine if I'll get enjoyment out of a game prior to buying it.
And, frankly, to climb up onto a high horse for a second, I find it hard to believe most pirate-before-you-buy-it people pay for every game they enjoy. They'll play through a few hours of it, decide it isn't worth $60, and never bother picking it up when it hits the price point they felt it was worth because, by then, it's months later.
 
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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
21. Re: Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds Aug 6, 2014, 19:11 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 19:08:
Julio wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 18:45:
There's no need for piracy to know if a game is crap. But it's a nice attempt to justify piracy.

Bullshit. Keep fucking that high horse you're on.

No, he's right.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 6, 2014, 15:59 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 15:39:
Do you watch MMA fighting and say "I could take any one of these guys if I had a gun."

Actually I've said exactly that watching MMA before!


Well, it's probably true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Angry Birds Aug 6, 2014, 14:27 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 14:11:
It's strange that Rovio are licensing anything to Hartz. Did they independently come up with the same name and art direction and then somehow get the manufacturer of an existing toy of the same name and style to pay them to make toys with this name and style? That doesn't add up.

There must have been a deal between Rovio and Hartz at some point to buy or license AB from Hartz to Rovio, only for them to decide that there's a new market for toys and get together again to license AB back to Hartz.

If that's the case, then this suit would be to establish that she is the rightful owner of the IP, which would be needed to go after Rovio.

Hartz had an Angry Birds line. Rovio separately came out with a different Angry Birds. Hartz had the trademark to the name for pet toys, and only pet toys, so it was natural for them and Rovio to synch.

Hartz did not have it for video games, so there was nothing that needed to transfer from Hartz to Rovio. There's also no evidence that they are linked. The name is the same, the artwork is similar, but the artwork is different and the name isn't the least generic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 6, 2014, 13:06 Beamer
 
Oh my god, that guy fills out the entire MRA bingo board. "Stop picking on me," "yeah, these may have been a problem, but look over there, people are starving!" etc.

I'll bet he wears a fedora.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 6, 2014, 12:41 Beamer
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:51:
RIP twitch. Killed before it even had a chance to truly shine.

It's still alive.
 
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