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News Comments > CCP Closing SF Office
7. Re: CCP Closing SF Office Aug 28, 2014, 15:41 Beamer
 
KTR wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 14:43:
San Francisco...known for their affordable rent.
But it is known for its excess of talent, which is what companies want.
Sure, you can open a studio in Cincinnati, OH, but who is going to willingly move there to staff it?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 15:40 Beamer
 
William Usher wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 13:21:
Beamer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:21:
I'm sorry, it just seems like people not comfortable enough with their own masculinity and place in the world to question how it impacts other people. Rather than question, it's lashing out in ways far worse than what "SJWs" do.

I'm responding to this here because the newer responses are completely off-topic.

Nevertheless, you're directing this statement at people who are angered that gaming culture is now seen and viewed by those in the industry and outside of it as this festering pot of misogyny. People seriously need to look up the definition of that word because it does not mean what they think it means.

Keeping on-topic: A lot of gamers are angry at the so-called SJWs because they misrepresent facts and distort context for an agenda.

For instance, why are they attacking games geared toward males who like fantasy sex and violence? It's like a bunch of men getting angry at women who read romance novels because they distort the reality of how men actually are.

Different games sell to different genders. It would be nice if the groups yelling "misogyny" and "unfairness" all the time at least did their research. More women play social/casual games than men do. More women spend more money on these games than men do (there are market reports, facts, that back this up. Google it.)

It's no surprise that Farmvilles and The Sims games of that ilk are marketed toward females just the same as Gears of War and God of War are marketed toward males: These companies are selling to demographics that make them money.

Dairy corporations don't market milk to farmers.

As far as female representation goes in the more core markets? Of course it's not the same as males. Could it be better? Of course.

However, you'll still find an ample amount games on Steam and elsewhere if you just type in "Female" under the games category for a list of titles that allow you to play as a female across all types of different kinds of games. But what you won't find are any SJWs talking about those games or even supporting or promoting them. Lilly Looking Through? Moon Hunters? Aegis Defenders? Dex? Are these games regularly featured in the tirades against games geared toward 14 - 32 year old males?

Why is that?


So far I only see it as a sick culture for people who are angry to express it on a platform. They have never used that platform to help the companies, female game designers and aspiring creators to get their ideas and games out there. They only attack the other side.

Don't you realize how it's this backlash, rather than the Tropes videos, that makes games seem like a festering pot of misogyny? It isn't the "hey everyone, there's a problem here" it's the "fuck you I'm not listening shut up there is no problem you aren't even a real feminist" that's causing that image. It's the "we won't even attempt to make any changes because we have nothing that needs to change so stop telling us!" that creates the image.

Why do they focus on games geared towards males who like fantasy sex and violence? Well, they don't focus on violence, unless it's sexual violence, and it sometimes is. But this is the focus because that's mostly what games are. The industry is still operating like it thinks everyone is a 13 year old male. It often feels out of place. And the Tropes videos aren't trying to say "EVERY GAME IS BAD, BURN IT!" it's trying to say "look how incredibly prevalent this kind of thing is - it's literally everywhere."

Women are now 48% of gamers. Yet, in most games, they're sexual objects or victims.

And since when is "selling to a demographic that makes money" an excuse for behavior that some see as unjust. Hey, Montasanto makes GMOs because people buy it and it makes money, guess that means it's all ok and deserves zero scrutiny.

The bottom line, though, is that yes, people think that games is a cesspool of misogyny, but it isn't the "SJW"s that have caused this opinion, it's the response to it. And, frankly, gamers have always been thought of as immature male virgins obsessed with impossible women while living in their parents' basement. That isn't a new thing. Things like Tropes were trying to get games to grow beyond that stereotype.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
39. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 15:33 Beamer
 
PropheT wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 15:25:
Jensen wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 02:58:
Ar you talking about Internet Aristocrat and thunderf00t and the millions of views they've gotten from this uproar? (how much did they get from the ads I watched before their videos?)

I'm not even sure what or who that is, so no. All I know is that there seems to be a pretty steady cycle of this where she or someone she seems to be closely associated with routinely uses examples like this to drum up support for their movement while their hands are outstretched looking for the next dollar.

It definitely happens, everyone remembers that the shit with Jade Raymond a few years back was nauseating, but she was doing her job and still is and is an important part of behind the scenes gaming production. Sarkeesian's only contribution are projects explicitly designed to show inequality, and she takes any hate or vitriol that heads her way and uses it as marketing to push a product that relies on it.

She counts on it, the gaming press has gone out of their way to oblige it, and it keeps gaining steam because anyone who disagrees is a misogynist bastard who thinks there's nothing wrong. There's no discussion actually there, no way to improve from that, and guys like Whedon giving her kudos and more press just seems like otherwise smart people suddenly deciding that Ann Coulter is a leading voice on political discourse.

How do you have a discussion on it, though? A woman says "as a woman, that makes me feel lesser." And men immediately say "you're wrong."

Most men don't look for a dialogue about sexism. Frankly, nearly every man fails to understand sexism. We have no frame of reference for it at all, like someone colorblind has no frame of reference for green. So the dialogue doesn't become "alright, why do you feel that way, let us understand and see if we can make things better" it becomes "you're wrong, stop attacking me, let me post this giant imgur link that scattershots 40 different points that discredit you!"

Leigh Alexander posted a Gamasutra commentary on this today that I'm sure will get major backlash because she went as incendiary as possible. She posited that most of this comes from a core group of gamers irate over no longer being the focus of the industry. She may be on to something a bit there. Look at the topics that get people really riled up here - the supposed slights to PC gamers, changes for "kiddies," and this. All of those can be somewhat attributed to gamers that used to be the bread and butter of the industry and now being less of a focus.

Also, Tim Schaeffer came out in support of Tropes Against Women, so yeah, I hope the people here that suddenly found themselves hating The Avengers are prepared to hate Double Fine. He won't be the last to do this, either. I'm sure ASeven will have an imgur link showing what a hypocrite Tim is soon enough.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Aug 28, 2014, 14:04 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 13:58:
Calling swat on someone for shits and giggles should be thirty years in the federal pen.

Because these swat guys are coming in on a bomb threat, and they are high strung to hell; you make one bad or suspicious move and they'll end you right then and there.

Such lulz. So the asshole who did it, @screwpain, hope you enjoy getting assraped for a large portion of the rest of your life. Miserable piece of shit.

Especially when you consider the SWATted people are typically playing shooters, so the SWAT team is walking into a building where, in some cases, they're hearing gunfire.
 
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News Comments > New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players
20. Re: New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players Aug 28, 2014, 13:48 Beamer
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 13:42:
Beamer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 12:13:
garrywong wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 09:57:
Ok this is stupid. Haven't they considered what this is going to do to the pro scene? Yeah ok, you can play with a "classic" ruleset that doesn't change any of this, but now you are going to have a divided community. Them noobs that don't learn anything because they are playing on ezmode, and the hardcore pro scene.

Usually changes like this are last-ditch efforts to court new users to avoid shutting down. If that's the case, then they don't care about the "pro scene," because they were going to lose the game, anyway.

Prob a knee jerk reaction to how gamers rushed to download the UT4 pre alpha.

With regards to bunny hoping. It only helped when a sniper spent his time in one spot waiting for easy frags. Putting a stamina limit would reduce its use if combined with a sprint button. I would even crank up the base movement speed (love those crazy dm/ffa cod4 speed servers like broadcast k3 one).

p.s. Yes, i know what k3 tried to do with the acronym, not a member

Nah, UT4 hasn't been out long enough for them to identify that and do this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 28, 2014, 12:56 Beamer
 
PropheT wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 12:35:
Price drop to $350 for the standalone console at the same time, maybe?

Would be brilliant, but I doubt it. They're keeping the bundles a "value."

"Value."
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 12:42 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 11:03:
Beamer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:47:
ASeven wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:42:
SJWs making life so much better for Stardock CEO! Because death threats should only be news if it's a woman getting them.

Are you next going to point out that the newspapers are ignoring that black cop that killed that white kid? Or that there's no White History Month? When did you become O'Reilly?

Was this after the UPS incident or sexual harassment incident?


Wow, more intellectual dishonesty from Beamer! What a shock!

I'm sorry but since when were we discussing social ethnic relations? I thought we were talking about "feminism" in gaming, not race issues. But take it to Beamer to divert the talk whenever he gets beat up in a discussion. So typical of you.

Here's your SJW pals comparing gamers to ISIS. Or JonTron getting abuse from SJWs just for speaking out the obvious.

In fact, I'll correct myself: it's only news if it involves a "feminist" woman. Because when real feminists speak out against this SJW charade it's not news anymore.

Why is it that you think these morons speak for everyone?
You get angry when people say that the death threats and rape threats speak for all men.

So why are you so happy assuming that fringe morons are the norm?


My real question is - why do you never use your words? Why do you repeatedly link to walls of text and jumbled images? Can you please lay out your own argument? I don't think you understand how scattershot this comes across. You rant about SJWs here and Journalism there.

And you've spent SIGNIFICANTLY more effort complaining about journalism here than you did when Gamespot admitted to changing ratings.

You keep linking to that article, which you think only describes me, but who do you think she means here:
Here’s the sad, dumb truth. Even in 2014, there had to be a woman getting used this way, in order to bring any of this corruption to light. This woman had to have sex, not just quietly exchange money for press like everyone else in the industry. This swarm of idiot misogynists had to appear, to provide negative attention to the issue and blow it up.
Who's the main person I've seen providing negative attention? Endless, obsessive negative attention.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
34. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 12:37 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 11:11:
Beamer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:25:
You've never been one to jump to conclusions so quickly so it's saddening to see you do it here. Please think a bit more rationally rather than take some poorly made imgur as evidence. And to everyone saying "I'm sick of women bitching about being treated this way," I think Jon Stewart said it best about Ferguson, "yeah, if you're sick of hearing about it, imagine living it."

No problem jumping to assumptions over dubious twitter account threats but suddenly has a problem with people disputing it. Your deflection agenda here is clear, every single time anything comes up you have some defense or rationalization.

What conclusions did anyone jump to?
That it happened?

No one has called for this guy's head, because no one knows who he is. No one is extrapolating this out and assuming this is what every male gamer does.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Aug 28, 2014, 12:15 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 11:51:
AHAHAHA

"counter-terrorists win"

best comment ever

Did you watch the video?
SWAT: Why are you laughing. Is this funny to you?
Guy: I'm not laughing!
Game: Terrorists Win


Great timing.
 
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News Comments > Sims 4 Specs (and Pancakes)
14. Re: Sims 4 Specs (and Pancakes) Aug 28, 2014, 12:14 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 00:27:
no 64bit support in the engine.. in the year 2014
DX9 only, in the year 2014
Athlon X4 or I5 "recommended" (Check what performance an Athlon X4 has, that is SUBSTANTIALLY below any modern CPU) in the year 2014 ...

So don't buy this crap. It's nothing but an outdated rehash of Sims 3 with tons of stripped features ;(

Think for a second about who plays The Sims and what kind of machines they're playing it on.
 
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News Comments > New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players
13. Re: New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players Aug 28, 2014, 12:13 Beamer
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 09:57:
Ok this is stupid. Haven't they considered what this is going to do to the pro scene? Yeah ok, you can play with a "classic" ruleset that doesn't change any of this, but now you are going to have a divided community. Them noobs that don't learn anything because they are playing on ezmode, and the hardcore pro scene.

Usually changes like this are last-ditch efforts to court new users to avoid shutting down. If that's the case, then they don't care about the "pro scene," because they were going to lose the game, anyway.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 10:47 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:42:
SJWs making life so much better for Stardock CEO! Because death threats should only be news if it's a woman getting them.

Are you next going to point out that the newspapers are ignoring that black cop that killed that white kid? Or that there's no White History Month? When did you become O'Reilly?

Was this after the UPS incident or sexual harassment incident?

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
30. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 10:25 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 07:46:
ASeven wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 04:31:
Always follow the money.

Wow, you're right. Any miniscule shred of regret I had for posting my earlier thoughts is now gone.

What a worthless person.


You've never been one to jump to conclusions so quickly so it's saddening to see you do it here. Please think a bit more rationally rather than take some poorly made imgur as evidence.
It isn't like this is the first time she solicited donations. In fact, she does it almost weekly, looking at her twitter. So why would something that happened 24 hours later, which was quite a few tweets, immediately discredit her?

And to everyone saying "I'm sick of women bitching about being treated this way," I think Jon Stewart said it best about Ferguson, "yeah, if you're sick of hearing about it, imagine living it."
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 10:21 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 05:52:
InBlack wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 03:18:
I think that most Art, Literature, Film and Videogames need to be put to the torch. Anything that isnt remotely politically correct needs to burn. The burning temperature of paper is 451 Fahrenheit.

Definitely if the SJW have their way, also add the elimination of men to their list.

I can't even.
Not a single "SJW" has said that the past should be destroyed, they've just asked that the future be better. And none have come close to the "elimination of men," just asked for room for women.

What you're posting is fear mongering and straw men. I'm sorry, it just seems like people not comfortable enough with their own masculinity and place in the world to question how it impacts other people. Rather than question, it's lashing out in ways far worse than what "SJWs" do.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Aug 27, 2014, 21:57 Beamer
 
Anyone else going to PAX?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Aug 27, 2014, 21:19 Beamer
 
And Anita isn't sleeping at home tonight due to death threats.  
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
42. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 20:11 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 18:50:
Beamer wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 17:08:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 16:59:
Ran the numbers that would mean 25 million people (does it even sell that many copies) would have to spend $40 each to hit a billion.

Went to check it sells around 5 million, so I'll be nice and say 7.5 million. Now assuming everyone bought DLC for Madden which we know doesn't happen that would then mean each person would have to spend $133 each on top of the game itself to hit a million. Figure 1/4 of the people buy DLC that would mean on avg they would have to spend an additional $525 each.

Yeah this all makes sense.

Reread the blurb - they have a $1B goal, and expect Madden to contribute. That doesn't mean they expect Madden to be 100% of it. I'm sure they know damn well that FIFA will be what pulls the bulk of the sport DLC.

LOL, thanks I knew that when I read it yesterday, just going back around and forgot and ran #'s based on 1 billion / total sales. Thanks for correcting.

Don't worry, when I first read your post I shook my head and went "how can they be that stupid?"
It took me a few seconds to remember it isn't what they said.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
39. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 17:08 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 16:59:
Ran the numbers that would mean 25 million people (does it even sell that many copies) would have to spend $40 each to hit a billion.

Went to check it sells around 5 million, so I'll be nice and say 7.5 million. Now assuming everyone bought DLC for Madden which we know doesn't happen that would then mean each person would have to spend $133 each on top of the game itself to hit a million. Figure 1/4 of the people buy DLC that would mean on avg they would have to spend an additional $525 each.

Yeah this all makes sense.

Reread the blurb - they have a $1B goal, and expect Madden to contribute. That doesn't mean they expect Madden to be 100% of it. I'm sure they know damn well that FIFA will be what pulls the bulk of the sport DLC.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
37. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 16:23 Beamer
 
I mean, part of the reason why the prices have stayed stagnant, or even declined, is that the market has grown while the cost of distribution has declined. Yeah, the cost to make the game is huge, but the cost of distribution hasn't. Making a game and stamping it onto CDs is pretty cheap. Digital is also cheap, mostly, 30% of total revenue. Since most of the cost is fixed, not variable with how many copies you sell, the market growing means that you make more money per game.

Still, we get a lot of value for our cash now. "Value." Everyone defines that differently. I remember buying Final Fight for the SNES for, I think, $79.99. You could beat that game in something like 25 minutes, and there was no variation. Value sucked, but I loved it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 27, 2014, 16:19 Beamer
 
Consumer choice doesn't work as often as people think, because it's fairly common for the choices to be wholly rigged.  
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