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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU
10. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU Jan 15, 2015, 16:33 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 16:22:
I am not saying there aren't great games that uses that graphics style, but it just seemed like for a while every single indie game that was coming out had the 8-bit graphics.
I didn't spend hundreds on graphics card to look at 8-bit graphics from 1985 lol

Because it's very cheap and easy to make something that looks good and stylized in 8 bit, relative to nearly any other style. Indie games have limited budgets and often very limited art skills, so it makes sense.

I don't get why people autoignore it. A good game is a good game. FTL is basically 8 bit, maybe 16 bit, and it's ridiculously good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Birdman Jan 15, 2015, 15:05 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 14:51:
I just finished watching Birdman about 30 minutes ago.

I'm left with the impression that this movie was done either on a dare or because Keaton, Norton, and Stone lost a bet. It's actively abysmal.

Just...ugh. It's not even depressing-but-good-and-insightful.

The acting was fantastic, and it was a great movie when it stayed grounded in reality. It was less good when it moved into the fleeting sanity of the character.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU
6. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU Jan 15, 2015, 13:27 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 13:22:
Mass murder = okay.
Rape = banned

Western society in a nutshell.

Also, "implicit?" From the description it sounded pretty explicit, occurring right in the middle of the screen. Maybe it's "implicit" b/c 8 bit graphics.

I think implicit because of the twist, but the viewer doesn't know that twist at the time so I don't think that necessarily matters when rating it (even though so many seem to disagree.)

Still, you have R18+, this is R18+.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2015, 12:56 Beamer
 
Does anyone even talk about Avatar anymore?
Or did anyone really talk about it after seeing it?


The tech was cool, though after 15 minutes you forgot it was in 3D, but the plot was so forgettable you stopped thinking about the film before the credits finished rolling.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU
4. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification in AU Jan 15, 2015, 12:20 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 11:39:
The government knows what's best for you. Listen to your government. The government knows what's best for you. Listen to your government. The government knows what's best for you. Listen to your government. The gover... zzzzz

Watching the scene, I can see why they classified it high. There's a twist at the end of the scene, but it's played for maximum impact and it's sexual violence, which they don't like there.

But a complete ban, rather than a high rating, is just confusing as hell. They created R18+, let it be R18+.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2015, 19:43 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 19:34:
Well my friends, I have reached Whiskey snob hood. When I am paying 32.00 for a 375ml of Rye Whiskey.......I don't know what to say.... http://www.11wells.com/#!spirits/cihc

On top of that, I have called every Liquor store in Minneapolis and have acquired the current stock of the product....other than the distillery itself, I am now probably the current private household record holder for 11 Wells Prototype Rye Whiskey.....just sayin......it is a sickness.....

Do they actually distill it themselves? Too many of these small startup distilleries are buying the exact same whiskey from the exact same Indiana distillery and charging an arm and a leg for it while they slowly distill their own. Rather than wait 5 years, which makes some sense, they buy what's out there and just mix it. Sadly, that stupid Indiana distillery is where everyone buys it from. Even Bulleit now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 13, 2015, 20:23 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 19:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 19:49:
In his defense, when Annie Hall was written, TV was trash. The Love Boat, Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Three's Company, etc.

Maybe he can do a show about molesting children!


Can Roman Polanski co-create?
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Released
7. Re: Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Released Jan 13, 2015, 18:20 Beamer
 
Jackplug wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 18:18:
After I played this at a friends house, I wont be buying it as its just a modded fc3.

It's also my GOTY for 2014. It hits all my buttons.

But $10 for a 30 minute piece of DLC hits none.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Released
4. Re: Far Cry 4 Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC Released Jan 13, 2015, 12:43 Beamer
 
Frijoles wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 11:02:
Things I don't want in a Far Cry 4 DLC: Timed shit, multiplayer shit, no guns.

Things I DO want in a Far Cry 4 DLC: New fortress to assault, one that actually is hard. And huge. We're talking a massive mountain base where I can't just snipe people off one by one from a mile away until I win.

"Be careful, Ajay! You're near a fortress and may require help!" Clearly the Golden Path is full of imbeciles who can't shoot straight.

Whelp, there's really no reason for me to post here because you captured it.

Things I haven't enjoyed in FC4: any time trials, anything that tries to make me compete against scores of people online I will never interact with, Hurk's first mission which felt too long, Hurk's second mission which felt too short and unoriginal (despite Hurk. Freeing him was just really uninspired.)

Things I want more of:
1) More stuff to storm


The Noore fortress I didn't snipe from a mile away. And I did it undetected (I know some people manage both sniping from a mile away and undetected, but I rarely do.) Incidentally, I loved the Noore fortress. The first time I did it I screwed up and barely survived the waves of new attackers. The second time I learned from that mistake.
The de Pleur fortress I took undetected the first time. I swear someone saw me at the end, but it never registered - he died too soon I suppose. It would have been totally undetected but I didn't realize one guy I took out would explode when I shot him in the back of a head with a silenced gun. Oops.
Second time through I took the snipers out with my sniper, ran to where one was, took a few more guys out with the sniper, then got noticed. Not the best plan. I took some out with the mortar but was too exposed. Endless helicopters came in. Again, barely survived, and only because I had the grenade launcher.
Still a ton of fun. Can't wait to finally get into the north for more than 30 seconds to take more forts.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 12, 2015, 20:07 Beamer
 
I just went to YouTube to look at some videos showing some of these advanced Far Cry 4 features, such as godrays.

People are playing very, very different games than I am on my 2010 PC.
 
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News Comments > Writer's Guild Videogame Writing Award Nominees
8. Re: Writer's Guild Videogame Writing Award Nominees Jan 12, 2015, 20:00 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 18:53:
I'm guessing it's just open to guild members.

How many guilds or clubs in any line of work give awards to non-members?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Report
62. Re: Star Citizen Status Report Jan 12, 2015, 18:04 Beamer
 
Zor wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 18:01:
nin wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 17:51:
Also, sea lioning.


lol are you suggesting that I take a different social approach to discussing this?

At some point I think you need to accept that the only thing that will change people's minds is a final product.

I get that seeing the same people say "this is a scam" or some variation in every thread can be annoying, but you won't change their minds and they won't change yours. Until there's a final product no one is right. The main competitor, ED, received similar complaints and, while it didn't shut everyone up, it made those eagerly awaiting it very happy.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 12, 2015, 11:27 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 11:21:
There are lots of ways people in power use tragedy (even if it's false, created, or perceived tragedy) for political gain - ask Obama, he's the best at it.


I think the answer you're looking for is "Rudy Guilani"
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS
19. Re: GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS Jan 10, 2015, 15:12 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 14:14:
The ones that got nominated, obviously.

Dear god I walked right into that one, haha.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
28. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 10, 2015, 08:26 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Jan 10, 2015, 07:19:
Beamer wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 23:18:
harlock wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 18:26:
it was a total waste of time, when they could have been working on SkyFalloutRim

fucking dumbasses

Nope. Two totally different studios. Next to no one from skyrim made this.

did bethesda spend any money making ESO? did they spend any time making ESO?

IT WAS A FUCKING WASTE OF IT

doesnt matter how many teams they have, who gives a shit? you have trouble with the most simple concepts, its pretty surprising you are still alive at this point

Your point wasn't they wasted time and money but they could have done the next major sp game.

My point is that beth is so large that this took absolutely no time or money away from their next major release. They're a very wealthy studio and they have two entirely separate teams.

This game had no impact on the status or release date of the next fallout scrolls games.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
25. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 10, 2015, 01:43 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 23:47:
Beamer wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 23:18:
harlock wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 18:26:
it was a total waste of time, when they could have been working on SkyFalloutRim

fucking dumbasses

Nope. Two totally different studios. Next to no one from skyrim made this.
It is always hard to tell with Harlock, but I think he was being sardonic.

It tends to be a pretty common complaint, though. A lot of people can't wrap their heads around one company having different teams working on different things in different offices with no overlap other than the very top people that aren't really the doers, anyway.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
21. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 9, 2015, 23:18 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 18:26:
it was a total waste of time, when they could have been working on SkyFalloutRim

fucking dumbasses

Nope. Two totally different studios. Next to no one from skyrim made this.
 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
37. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 9, 2015, 18:04 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 17:22:
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 11:43:
Win10 will run exclusively on Surface Pros.

Somewhere in L.A., Steve Ballmer just jizzed himself.

What, did Fergie walk by?
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS
2. Re: GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS Jan 9, 2015, 13:40 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 13:35:
Ah yes, nothing like the fresh breeze of sponsored awards where bribery and connections get you nominated and that ignores 99% of all indy developers that simply don't have the connections needed to get nominated...

joy

So which indie dev in Best Narrative has connections?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 12:28 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 12:17:
Beamer wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 11:38:
No. I've defended Wheeler here. Not saying he's good, but saying wait and see. People often get really irate when someone goes from the industry to a position such as this, but it's hard to avoid that because you need someone in this position that really knows the industry, and how can someone have that without having been in the industry?

That's a fair enough argument, but this is the same guy that when Verizon pooped on the existing Net Neutrality 'rules' (ie, the silk-gloved handjob to the cableco industry given by that fucker Genachowski), his (Wheeler's) first comments were that he "favored the idea of fast lanes", that he didn't think there was anything wrong with the extortion peering agreements that led to all the cablecos just shafting Netflix up the ass, and that when he realized he'd have to redo the net neutrality debate he favored a "hybrid approach" which essentially meant that there'd be some rules in place to prevent corporations from screwing each over too wildly, but that essentially allowed whatever they fucking wanted towards the customers.

It wasn't until the Democrats lost both houses last November, and Obama suddenly realized he maybe should stand up for shit he'd been promising to stand up for BOTH times he got elected, that Wheeler now suddenly favors Title II reclassification. It's a pretty drastic reversal in position.


That said, don't expect anything to happen, really. Lawsuits will drag this out until 2016, at which point it's pretty likely that Wheeler will get kicked out of the FCC and the status quo of "take it up the ass from your corporate overlords, pay more and don't you fucking DARE use the internet speeds that you're paying for" will just continue.

But even so, it's remarkable how quickly Wheeler has changed course.

Yeah. Like I said, he hasn't truly done much, so I'm waiting on that, I'm just willing to give him a chance before I throw the towel in.

My bigger concern is that he passes whatever and it ends up wholly ineffectual.
 
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