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News Comments > Molyneux: Indie Revival "Won't Last"
35. Re: Molyneux: Indie Revival Mar 25, 2014, 14:06 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 13:40:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 12:48:
Molyneux can be a legendary game designer and a total whack job at the same time. Doesn't have to be one or the other.

Yep. As impressive as his past is, at some point it becomes sort of "what have you done for me lately". I'll leave it for others to debate whether that's fair, but it is practically inarguable that his recent history is one of way over-promising and way, way, WAY under-delivering. That will understandably earn him some scorn regardless of what his resume says.

Yup. I'm a guy that defends Romero, of all people, because Romero really hasn't done any harm outside of Daikatana. His other games haven't really been aimed at us and he hasn't claimed otherwise.

Molyneux lost me first with Milo then with Cube and Godus, two of which he claimed would be for hardcore gamers and ended up not at all being what they were claimed to be.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 25, 2014, 13:29 Beamer
 
Topic A: People ranting about the lack of innovation
Topic B: Exact same people mocking Levine for saying he wants to innovate
 
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News Comments > Molyneux: Indie Revival "Won't Last"
27. Re: Molyneux: Indie Revival Mar 25, 2014, 12:54 Beamer
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 12:40:
Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 12:21:
BitWraith wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 11:34:
Shit man, when did humanity become some cynical.

The guy is one of the great, classic game creators. Show some flipping respect.

George Lucas is an asshat, but he'll always have made Star Wars. In the same vein, Peter will always have been the head of Bullfrog.

I'd give you this argument up to and including Fable.
Many of the people here were saying the same things about him around Fable, because he jumped to a platform and they felt betrayed and were being bitter children.

In the long run, though, either they were right in that he had lost it or they were wrong to be infuriated that he left. Because his track record since, especially since Milo, has been pretty miserable.

I think the problem with Molyneux is that he was so good for so long. Nearly everything he touched was golden for a long while and now people expect that from him. And when he creates something that's just very good but doesn't rise to the level of greatness or (god forbid) fumbles something once in awhile because he was trying something different, he gets trashed ruthlessly. The funny thing is, I really don't think he gives a shit. If he cared about the haters he'd stop talking, pontificating and trying the new things.

What has he done since arguably Fable, arguably B&W, definitely Dungeon Keeper, that qualifies as "very good?"
I'd say nothing past Dungeon Keeper is "very good." B&W was interesting but flawed, the Fable series is alright but forgettable, same with The Movies, and everything else is gibberish.

That's nearly a 20 year streak of "just alright."
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two Mar 25, 2014, 12:23 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 12:08:
Bundy wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 11:55:
Creston wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 11:25:
BioShock fans are going to plotz.

They're going to what now?

I didn't want to say anything cause i was embarrassed i didn't know what that meant either.

Is it one of those secret jewish words I don't know?

Not that secret if you grew up in or around NYC.
When I briefly moved to the midwest I realized how much Yiddish slang was in my vocabulary. Then I judged people from the midwest for not knowing any jewish people.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux: Indie Revival "Won't Last"
21. Re: Molyneux: Indie Revival Mar 25, 2014, 12:21 Beamer
 
BitWraith wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 11:34:
Shit man, when did humanity become some cynical.

The guy is one of the great, classic game creators. Show some flipping respect.

George Lucas is an asshat, but he'll always have made Star Wars. In the same vein, Peter will always have been the head of Bullfrog.

I'd give you this argument up to and including Fable.
Many of the people here were saying the same things about him around Fable, because he jumped to a platform and they felt betrayed and were being bitter children.

In the long run, though, either they were right in that he had lost it or they were wrong to be infuriated that he left. Because his track record since, especially since Milo, has been pretty miserable.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux: Indie Revival "Won't Last"
9. Re: Molyneux: Indie Revival Mar 25, 2014, 10:25 Beamer
 
If we see a crash of sorts, it'd be on mobile, where discovery is impossible and everything is full of mictotrandactions (thank you, ridiculous fishing, for not being so.) PC is easier to find games and more complete with purchase. As such, I'd imagine it has fewer investors rushing to it as the profit ceiling is much lower.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 24, 2014, 21:33 Beamer
 
Kosumo wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 21:29:
LittleMe wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 20:32:
The socialist central banks are vastly worse.


I don't get what this means, could you explain more?

What is "socialist central banks"?

danger!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: DRM Coffee Mar 24, 2014, 18:44 Beamer
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 14:07:
I hope this back fires on them in a big way. K-cup machines probably wouldn't be as popular as they are if there weren't a large variety of brands for people to choose from. You can get your cheap Folgers or your over priced Starbucks, or whatever in between.

Most all of those were licensed. The patent on the K-Cup expired in 9/12, hence the sudden urge for something new.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2014, 18:30 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 18:18:
"Cloud" is just a buzzword created to make idiots excited over something that's been around for decades but had no knowledge of it.

That's silly. It's like someone in the 1990s saying "the internet is just a buzzword to make idiots excited over something that's been around for decades but had no knowledge of it."
Yes, distributed computing isn't new. However, having it be so easily accessible, and billed as a service, is entirely new. In the past, if you wanted a distributed network you had to build a distributed network.

What is going on right now is entirely new, unprecedented, and responsible for the massive amount of startups out there that couldn't exist if they needed to invest capital in servers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2014, 17:52 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 17:40:
I know businesses keep touting Teh Cloud is all that and a bag of chips but I haven't seen any data that's the case, or that it will remain in the long run. I know I wouldn't feel secure with my company's info in someone else's hands.


A cloud is just an interchangeable group of servers. Redundancy. So, when Cisco is discussing launching a cloud service, they don't mean a place for Cutter to place his mp3s, or CutterCo to keep their customer's records, they mean a server farm for a business to run its entire organization on. Most new web-based businesses, from Spotify to Tinder, exist in a cloud. They neither have their own servers nor rent specific servers. Instead, they rent space in the cloud. If one server dies it won't take them down. If there's a sudden change in demand one way or the other they're neither paying for unused servers nor crushed by not having enough. It's a scale efficiency issue - owning your own servers is far too expensive and you'll have far less reporting tools, and then you'll get destroyed by any change in demand. It makes absolutely no sense for a small to medium size company to do anything else.

And it gets back to the benefits of the Xbone Cloud. Yeah, saying it will be used for additional real-time computation seems ludicrous at best, but there are real, tangible benefits for game hosting. Again, many here disagree, because they much prefer hosting their own servers, but in console world having a Cloud makes things much nicer and also makes it far less likely that servers will get shut down when too few people are playing - if it's just a matter of flexing the cloud then a game having an active userbase of 100 users isn't a big deal because you aren't dedicating a server that can host hundreds of thousands to a community a fraction that size.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 24, 2014, 14:43 Beamer
 
Linksil wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 14:41:
Beamer wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 12:18:
Yup, and the way the PS3 handled backwards compatibility was putting a PS2 inside. That's really damn expensive. Would you rather a cheaper system or a backwards compatible one?

I'm split both ways on this. I'd love both options honestly, if I wanted to spend an extra $100 on a PS4 that can play PS3 games, i'd have glady done that and removed the PS3 from my shelf. Just don't make it the ONLY option for buying a PS4 and you keep people happy. Instead it's just cluttered with another system and I'm having to build a new shelf(not a bad thing just annoying).

I think we'll be seeing PS1/2 games on the PS4 before long as most of those are already emulated on PC.

PS1/2 is coming via Gaiku.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2014, 14:40 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 14:27:
Apple paying off Comcast to fuck non-Apple users over. So much for net-neutrality.

Cisco to waste $1B on the cloud. Why?

What good is a black box if you can't find it? How about better GPS or RFID so you can find the damn plane to begin with.

She is pretty cute for an AG.

2) Because clouds are enormous business

3) RFID is proximity based. Neither it nor GPS would work under thousands of feet of water. And the estimate for how much data would be sent out there with tens of thousands of daily flights is ridiculously costly and expensive, especially when you consider this is mostly a once-a-decade event
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
6. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Mar 24, 2014, 12:24 Beamer
 
I just started the first Infamous this weekend. I saw the "Copyright 2009" and laughed, thinking about how, in the past, 5 years would feel ridiculously dated.

Well, Infamous feels ridiculously dated. The animation is terrible, the whole structure is kind of terrible, your powers are kind of terrible, the characters are kind of terrible, and for some reason Cole makes a weird squishy noise when he runs - weirdest sound direction I've ever heard.

I don't know how far I'll go with this game. I remember huge arguments about this vs Prototype, but it feels like a no-brainer to me. Prototype felt oddly lifeless and was often repetitive, but at least you weren't some weak squishy guy constantly being told what to do via Sprint Push-To-Talk while desperately jumping up and down on a building hoping there's something to grab within jumping distance.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 24, 2014, 12:18 Beamer
 
Yup, and the way the PS3 handled backwards compatibility was putting a PS2 inside. That's really damn expensive. Would you rather a cheaper system or a backwards compatible one?  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza
25. Re: Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza Mar 23, 2014, 03:33 Beamer
 
I was actually annoyed to find the second island. I was ready for the game to end. However, I liked the new character, liked some of the missions more than the other island, and letting a tiger loose on an outpost never got old.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 22, 2014, 16:34 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 16:09:
Better idea, MS, stop telling people what they want and try listening to what they want.

Well, getting back to what Orth said, listening to your customers is often stupid. You really, really need to filter carefully. I always refer back to the Homer, but it's true, if you listen to your customers too much you get some kind of freak product that tries to satisfy too many different niches and too many people that vocally object to things they don't really care about.

But yes, Microsoft's main problem is forcing. Had there been a Start button, and a Start menu, and Metro just being an alternative, people would have found it if it had merit. If something is truly better people tend to use it. That negative guy on messageboards that hates everything and thinks he's the only intelligent person in the world will fight it and spit on it and hate it for years, but he's insignificant because he's so angry and such a small bully that no one listens to him. Other people will happily move to something unlike what they know if it offers genuine improvements.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam
8. Re: Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam Mar 22, 2014, 16:30 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 15:43:
It's sad that the Bulletstorm SP campaign was more interesting than the SP campaign in BF3.

I don't think so. The Bulletstorm SP campaign was a blast. It dragged in a few places, no jump was weird (but worth sacrificing for the whip), and I hit one invisible wall when trying to backtrack/explore, but as a whole the game was a lot of fun. It got a terrible reputation for a terrible marketing campaign, but was much more fun than all the stupid, juvenile ads made it seem. That it sold significantly less than Homefront, which I think came out the same week (at least month) is such a shame.

Its biggest sin wasn't the lack of jump, it was that the weapons felt designed for a fast pace game and it was a slow paced game.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza
23. Re: Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza Mar 22, 2014, 16:28 Beamer
 
The plot and characters (less the German guy) in FC3 sucked, but the combat was so much fun I didn't care. At all. Aside from one of the dream sequences taking far too many tries for me, I had a blast. It was a fantastic game.

Blood Dragon, on the other hand, stripped or streamlined most of what I enjoyed most, put in even shittier characters, tried incredibly hard to be "badass" and fell on its face, and made everything red and/or pink, which is infinitely worse than brown. Played it, finished it, but can't understand how people that complain about consolitis enjoyed something that was basically a deepish game made incredibly shallow.
 
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News Comments > Next CoD Sledgehammer's "Most Ambitious, Most Creative" Game
15. Re: Next CoD Sledgehammer's Mar 21, 2014, 18:33 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 18:32:
nin wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 11:57:
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 11:52:
{dismissive}Wank wank wank wank wank.{/dismissive}

Maybe Frans can code that for you.

Or an emoticon? That'd be a riot!




A :-dismissivewank-: smiley would be the Best Thing Ever.

In light of the theme of the past few weeks, I'd recommend that smiley be a bird.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 21, 2014, 18:33 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 17:58:
Well I'm glad you feel good about yourself Beamer, it's a win for you hurray!

"PS4 cameras sell out due to twitch popularity" makes it very clear. original title, not so much despite your breakdown.

I don't even know what to say to you, but this explains a lot of your posts. Nearly all of them, perhaps.

I apologize if English isn't your first language. In that case, I shouldn't mock your reading skills.
 
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