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Nickname Beamer
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Nov 11, 2014, 10:23 Beamer
 
And I know someone, likely know who, will say "it isn't dead, we still love it!" Great. Some people still like disco. Some eat margarine. They love it. But there aren't many of them and no one really pays attention to anything they do because their interests in the subject amount to nothing outside that circle.  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Nov 11, 2014, 10:21 Beamer
 
In any case, gg is dead. No one takes it seriously anymore. Even Milo abandoned it for being full of idiots in tin foil hats. It's changed nothing, other than lowering public opinion of gamers, it's found nothing, and it's only succeeded in harassing women (notice no one bothers attacking kluwe.) it's figureheads are all known for hating women, and the closest things it's had to leadership are people like rogue whatever, who keeps getting banned from twitter for harassment, or the Kia mods who all also run anti-female subreddits. And, of course, the most prominent posters for it here are all extremely right wing. No coincidence.

It failed to ever convince anyone but a small group that it was about anything other than irrational, fearful attempts to harass women. And with no other points made after months everyone else has gotten tired of it. It still goes on twitter, with about 6500 accounts endlessly retweeting each other, but no one else is really paying close attention anymore.

There's no such thing as an anti-gg. Everyone wants better journalism, except maybe totalbiscuit who keeps waffling about whether he's a journalist/critic/reviewer or just a guy that needs no ethics policy (after constantly saying he was a journalist he's now claimed he is not.) people just never believed that's what gg was about.
That's what the arguing always was.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Nov 11, 2014, 10:14 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:19:
1badmf wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:42:
i've seen, it seems like he was subtly trolling her and she didn't even realize it. true or no?

truth

You're hysterical. And clearly unfamiliar with Colbert. Unlike the daily show, he rarely interviews those he does not sympathize with. Even more, its wonderful that he plays an over the too irrational character and you found him valid.

Like I said when it ran, he argued for separate but equal. Anyone that knows history can understand who he trolled if they agree with that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
20. Re: tougher Internet regulation. Nov 11, 2014, 00:50 Beamer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 00:45:
The Oatmeal cartoonist must be pissed about last week's election to post that kind of garbage. That being said he has no clue on how the Internet is run as not all data is the same. The key words he is missing is 'paid peering.' Content providers like Netflix is taking up a lot of bandwidth and its costing ISPs a lot of money to keep up so Netflix should pay. Also, the Oatmeal claims Comcast is Cruz's buddies but in reality they're very close pals of Obama and the Democrats, see MSNBC.

Nope. Data is data. You, and Netflix, pay for X gb per month. How you use it is meaningless.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Nov 11, 2014, 00:28 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 21:57:
Beamer wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 21:01:
Yup. Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin, too. Some people come across as well nuanced. Adam Baldwin comes across as well read but a complete and total ass. Must run in the Baldwin name...
Oh don't worry, I'm sure that you're still happily cheering the anti-gg side that created a block list of 15k people, because they didn't want to hear the otherside of the argument. Remember that whole "which side really wants dialog on the problems..." yep it's not them.

Because the ggs never created massive black lists?
Oh, wait, they did.

And because there's been a dialogue?

Hardly matters. Gg is dead. Done. Gone. The same people harassing women and claiming it's for ethics. The same lack of any new ethics violations.

It has no traction and no impact. A bunch of brings that think making noise is a game but no one is listening. No supporters at AAA devs.

It's over. A huge rant over a woman having sex with people that didn't review her game and a few editorials people flipped out over because it went over their heads. And it's dead. Even blue barely mentions it now.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Nov 10, 2014, 21:01 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 20:53:
Oh Adam Baldwin. Why couldn't you just stay Jane and Animal Mother in our memories, and not start spouting right wing conspiracy theories?

I suppose this is true for most actors; few people want to hear their madness, just watch them perform on screen.

Yup. Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin, too. Some people come across as well nuanced. Adam Baldwin comes across as well read but a complete and total ass. Must run in the Baldwin name...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 18:29 Beamer
 
The sunset overdrive bundle for $350 plus a $150 trade in for my ps3 would be a must buy were it in stock anywhere in the us.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 17:53 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 17:40:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 17:28:
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 15:54:
There are people still dumb enough to believe Obama is sincere when he talks? The same people who lecture how corporations run the government...

Are you trying to say corporations don't run the government?

Empirical evidence says otherwise:
Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.

Let me just put this here......

Which is really what I've been saying here for years, right?
1) All that "1%" talk was gibberish. The top 1% aren't the problem. The top 1% is often families still barely able to pay their bills (the difference is their bills are on Mercedes, McMansions and private schools.) They don't have big political pull and they don't have a lot of power. It's the top 0.1% that has all that
2) Taxes. Taxes taxes taxes. High taxes on top incomes created the middle class. Lowering it like Reagan and every president after has eroded it, and with it eroded the economy.
 
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News Comments > No Blood Dragon 2 Plans
15. Re: No Blood Dragon 2 Plans Nov 10, 2014, 14:45 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 14:41:
edaciousx wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 14:31:
Honestly, I'd like to see a spaghetti western setting. That's one era in FPS that hasn't really been explored very much and I think it would make for some good laughs like Blood Dragon.

Now that, would be awesome.

Indeed.
I'd also appreciate something anachronis, not steampunk but definitely some tech that doesn't belong.
 
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News Comments > No Blood Dragon 2 Plans
12. Re: No Blood Dragon 2 Plans Nov 10, 2014, 12:43 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 12:37:
I get that some times you have addition by subtraction, but Blood Dragon just did nothing better from a gameplay perspective.

You're right, it had the exact same reasonably entertaining gameplay from Far Cry 3... except with a far, far more entertaining presentation. And it cost 75% less.

But it wasn't the exact same. It was streamlined to the point of being a bit ridiculous.

Though I'll absolutely admit it didn't overstay its welcome. It did for me just because of that awful color scheme. Burned the eyes worse than going back to play a 320x240 DOS game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Op Ed Nov 10, 2014, 12:33 Beamer
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 12:20:
Shakes head, and you guys must be supporting it based on the name of the bill? You might want to dig deeper than that...

Who are you talking to?
 
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News Comments > No Blood Dragon 2 Plans
9. Re: No Blood Dragon 2 Plans Nov 10, 2014, 10:57 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 09:43:
Verno wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 09:32:
It got old by the end and I would rather see them give something else a send up.

You could say the same thing about Duke3d. It got old by the end. Most FPS outstay their welcome with regards to their single player campaign. Although the BloodDragon campaign was even a little too short for my tatste so I dont get this point that much. It was way better than every single Far Cry game except for maybe the first one. It needs a sequel, a proper one at that and maybe even a nice competitive multiplayer mode. Also, Michael Biehn!!!

You're of course welcome to your opinion, but I don't get it. It was an extremely dumbed down Far Cry 3 with fewer options, fewer mission types, far less to do, an eye-searing coat of bright red paint, and a new setting.

I get that some times you have addition by subtraction, but Blood Dragon just did nothing better from a gameplay perspective.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2014, 16:07 Beamer
 
Is Cutter, a guy that bashes religion, basically saying he believes in souls?

And is Cutter, a guy that baselessly and without proof hates everything, saying he keeps an open mind until he sees proof?

I've seen no proof any particular religion is wrong. I've seen no proof there isn't a giant marshmallow in the middle of the planet. I've seen no proof that no human being has ever been day-glo purple.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 9, 2014, 16:04 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2014, 14:18:
That's actually a pretty good deal at Best Buy. If you've got a good old console, you can basically get a bone for 200 bucks.

MS Store has had a $100 trade-in. But you can get like $150 on ebay.

If I can get a White Sunset Overdrive Xbone for $200 and my PS3 I'd be in. The PS3 is solely a media server now. I have about 7-9 games in shrink wrap I'll never open, and no games on the horizon I'll contemplate playing. The Xbone does all the media server stuff the PS3 does, so it makes sense to swap one out for the other.

And, in a few years, get rid of the 360 for a PS4. $200 for the console and a game, plus the much better controller, makes it easy to choose the Xbone over the PS4 for me. For right now.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 9, 2014, 13:29 Beamer
 
robdot wrote on Nov 9, 2014, 12:53:
taylor swift and all the other idiots can oppose whatever they want, that wont change the technology. Or the fact that people simply are not willing to pay for music any more.

Taylor Swift sold 1 million copies in a week.
No other album has sold 1 million copies this year.

You can call her an "idiot" for ignoring Spotify, but how many of those 1 million albums wouldn't have been purchased had they been on Spotify?
Answer: a pretty good amount. And considering Spotify pays fractions of a cent per play, she actually made a whole lot of money she wouldn't have otherwise.

Not sure how this makes her an "idiot" to anyone other than some grumbling anonymous forum person that doesn't understand what an intelligent business decision that was. Can't speak to her music, as I don't think I've ever heard it, and pulling your music from Spotify for album sales is something only the biggest of the big can do, but robdot, Spotify needs Taylor Swift way, way more than Taylor Swift needs Spotify.
And, since Spotify wasn't willing to pay for Taylor Swift, many of the other superhuge bands will pull themselves from Spotify so that people have to buy. Again, maybe only 100 bands are big enough that they can and will be better off without Spotify, but those 100 will very happily do so.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous on December 16
47. Re: Elite: Dangerous on December 16 Nov 8, 2014, 16:03 Beamer
 
loomy wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 23:44:
Elite Dangerous is a good indie game, not a good AAA game. If the lamebrain professional reviewers out there tackle this as an AAA game it will not review well.

It is up to Braben to make sure everyone everywhere knows that this game is a sandbox, period.

They're charging $50, which is AAA money. It'll be reviewed as a $50 game. A shame if lame brain fans excuse weaknesses in any game due to who made it rather than cost.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: Burritos Nov 7, 2014, 17:31 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 17:27:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 15:31:
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 15:01:
It's funny. And true.

Fuck you, publishers. FUCK YOU.

Hey, it's not all bad. In six months you'll be able to buy that burrito on Steam for a 75% discount. Sure, it won't taste as good, having been frozen for six months, but look at the price! The add-ons cheese and salsa still full price however.

And require Eater Points. They are a dollar a point, and you can buy them in multiples of five. All add-ons are four eater points.

FUCK YOU EA/MS FOR INVENTING THIS FUCKING HORSESHIT.

Man, Chuckie Cheese did it years before MS and EA. So did several other websites.
MS stopped, though, right? I think so. Not that I'm sure - it's been ages since I bought anything on MS.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
69. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 14:06 Beamer
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 14:04:
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 13:31:
Well, it's not like it's something you can actually prove, is it?
Then why constantly assume it?

The Dreamcast is widely considered to have been partially killed by how ridiculously, stupidly easy piracy was.
The success of the PSX over the N64 is widely considered based on using CDs, which were easy to copy, instead of using cartridges, which could not be copied at this time.

See what i did?

Except piracy on the PSX required soldering. Piracy on the Dreamcast did not require any technical knowledge at all.

See what I did? Using relevant facts to make clear assumptions.
I just don't get why some of you fight that making piracy easy will increase piracy. It's such a weird thing to argue.

It's like sticking your fingers and your ears and screaming. And, I'm wagering, most people (which does not imply you) that think piracy is never, ever a problem also have hard drives full of pirated games.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
64. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 13:48 Beamer
 
Primalchrome wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 13:43:
Kajetan wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:34:
Go DRM-free, though, and get rid of much of that process and many, many more people will avoid buying.
There is no proof of that. None at all.
Oh how quickly we forget. Napster/Limewire/Bearshare -> iTunes. iTunes (oh how I loathe you) made it convenient for the unwashed masses to get their shitty pop music. That and relatively little legal wrangling and file poisoning resulted in legitimate sales as opposed to the rampant piracy that came before. Convenience and reasonable pricing....beats piracy every time. There will always be those that pirate digital products....but when it's a bigger pain in the ass to do that than buy it, the numbers drop.

To bring it around...everyone I know...and probably everyone on this site have bought more games since Steam has been out. Yes, we're older and have more disposable income. The real drive behind the sales is convenience and pricing. Impulse buys. "I can't go wrong for $9.99" buys.

Not sure if you're responding to him or me, but I said all that. Steam, like iTunes before it, or even Spotify now, makes DRM more acceptable than piracy by making it more convenient.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
57. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 13:31 Beamer
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:34:
Go DRM-free, though, and get rid of much of that process and many, many more people will avoid buying.
There is no proof of that. None at all.

Well, it's not like it's something you can actually prove, is it?

The Dreamcast is widely considered to have been partially killed by how ridiculously, stupidly easy piracy was.
 
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