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News Comments > Christmas Legal Briefs
3. Re: Christmas Legal Briefs Dec 26, 2014, 09:21 Beamer
 
How is this different than Gmail?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Ubisoft continues its streak of utter asshattery Dec 24, 2014, 17:49 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 16:02:
You know what's great about a game that will only auto-save into a single slot? When said game STOPS saving.

After patch 1.6, Far Cry 4 no longer saves. EVER. Total time spent testing patch: 0.0000 minutes. FUCK YOU, Ubisoft.

HHAAAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Oh man, that save system...

Like I said to you before, their solution for me was to reload an old save. YOU DON'T KEEP OLD SAVES, UBISOFT!
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Consolidation
8. Re: Christmas Eve Consolidation Dec 24, 2014, 15:51 Beamer
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 15:50:
lol..thanks for proving my point Beamer Merry Christmas.

Good response. Useful. You call something a "dumbass idea," then when numbers prove it to be a necessity, you have no response.

Great. Again, sometimes you need to think a little bit before you assume you're brilliant and someone at Sony is an idiot. They not only have more information than you but thought longer about it.

Your comment just wasn't well thought out.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Consolidation
6. Re: Christmas Eve Consolidation Dec 24, 2014, 15:49 Beamer
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 15:27:
Beamer, sometimes I think you just write contrary shit to be contrary. Not so much trolling as you just feel like arguing. This is one of those times.

If they are serious about people even bothering to try Playstation Now they should put the controllers in. If all they want is another "feature" on the outside of the box, than they shouldn't. On the off chance that they do actually want people to use it however, they would than make the money back on the controller by getting people to use the service. You know...like about a gazillion other services do when they offer the hardware for cheap but charge for the service.

3D failed because 3D sucks. If the goggles hadn't been included it would have failed even faster. If people deem that Playstation Now sucks it will fail as well. Without the controller, it will fail that much faster.

I never said anything about 3D failing. I said that they can't afford to give too pack-ins that few people will use.

Fine, want another example? Why do so few peripherals include HDMI cables? Buy a blu-ray player, odds are you also need to buy an HDMI cable. Why? Because those cost money and most people already have them, so spending the $1 per unit to give something not everyone needs doesn't make sense.

A controller would cost Samsung, what, $30 to include? Maybe it costs Sony that. It costs someone that. Multiply that by even just 1,000 TVs sold and that's a pretty huge expense.

For what? How many people will use that? Including the PS World software takes next to no money. Including the controller takes a lot of money. And giving it to people that have no interest is just insane.

You're right, a lot of hardware is subsidized because people will buy software. But that's dedicated hardware! If I buy a PS4 Sony is pretty damn well sure I'll buy games. If I buy a Samsung TV Sony isn't.

Fine, let's do this.
Let's assume Samsung sells 1000 of their TVs with the Sony PSNow.
What percentage of people buying that TV do you think will care about gaming on it? Samsung is already selling these TVs to an enormous amount of people, right?
I was extremely generous when I said 10%. If it's even 3% I'll be shocked, but fine, let's say 10%.
Now, how much do you think they'll spend on games? PS Now currently has 2 options: Either a $2.99 per 3 hour charge, or a $7 for 7 days.
And Sony shares that with publishers, and some goes to the actual back-end costs, and some will probably go to Samsung. Let's just say 30% is profit for Sony, which also seems high.

So, we have a cost of $30 per controller, going out to 1,000 people, or $30,000 cost.
We have 100 people playing.
Sony needs to make back $30,000 from 100 people, or $3,000 per person, or 428 games rented for a week, or 3,000 hours rented. Actually, that's just revenue, so multiply that out by 3 for profit.

Seriously, now.
You think this is something that will happen?

This is why I laugh when a lot of people here say things. It's like you don't think them out. "Sony needs to include the controller, they'll get the money back!" No, Jivaro, no they will not. Those controllers cost way too much money for Sony to just give them out for free to people that will never, ever use them.

And do you know what would happen to those 900 controllers Sony gave out for free that no one used? eBay! Which means Sony will sell 900 fewer controllers at retailers.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Consolidation
2. Re: Christmas Eve Consolidation Dec 24, 2014, 12:38 Beamer
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 12:36:
Putting Playstation Now in TVs is a brilliant idea. Selling the controller seperately is a dumbass idea.

If you want people who don't already own a Playstation to actually try Playstation Now you can't put a 55 dollar "door charge" on it when they just bought a brand fucking new TV. Sony, sometimes I love you but sometimes you are just the dumbest company on the face of the planet.

You know that most 3D TVs only came with one set of goggles, right?
The margins on these TVs aren't very high. Putting a controller that sells for $55 in a TV that only, what, 10% of people tops may use makes no sense at all.

At all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 24, 2014, 11:12 Beamer
 
Destiny hype was there before the marketing. It was an entirely new property by a newly single Bungie. I know that may not mean much here, but Bungie basically defined how console FPS play, and console FPS games outsell PC FPS games by a wide margin.

Halo, to a console gamer, is kind of a high water benchmark. So seeing what Bungie did without Microsoft was, on its own, something that carried an enormous amount of hype.

And a lot of people like it. I did the beta, and the actual game mechanics were great. It took all of 30 seconds to realize how nice firing a gun feels in that game. Then came all the MMO stuff. Going to a large level but only doing a small part of it, then going to a large base that unreasonably has the 4 people you need to talk to spread out, then going back to that large level and doing another small chunk, etc. I hated it. But I hated WoW and every other MMORPGs I've ever touched.

If you like games that have really good shooting, and you like MMORPGs, I can see why you'd like this game. And plenty of people like both of those. And plenty of people like Destiny.

I'm just not one of them. But, again, I hate MMORPGs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 23, 2014, 14:14 Beamer
 
As a windows phone user, the only competition I can mock is blackberry.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 22, 2014, 16:20 Beamer
 
Well, the game had two main components, plot-wise:

1) A zombie apocalypse that turned some people into things fun to kill and other people into things really not very much fun to kill at all

2) A story of a man's redemption vs Man's redemption

I think #1 has more stories that can be told. #2, thematically, can be built upon, but I would rather them not.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 22, 2014, 12:46 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 12:02:
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 10:56:
Last of Us 2. No. Just no. That story doesn't need to be told again.

As long as it doesn't involve the characters from the first, I'm fine with it.


Yup. I am sure there are more stories that can be told, but needs different characters and probably themes.

I enjoyed some of the game, particularly the characters. I didn't enjoy all the sneaking without a backup plan, which was much or most of the early game.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
56. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 22, 2014, 12:44 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 11:09:
Beamer wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 10:19:
Never trust someone calling himself "elite."

Seriously. How many more times does Joe Flacco have to prove that?

That was unexpected and made me fall off the couch.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 22, 2014, 10:53 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 10:51:
Now we can all enjoy this mediocre comedy!

Yet I really feel it isn't worth dealing with Crackle, haha.

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
48. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 22, 2014, 10:19 Beamer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 03:17:
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 21:53:
It is just one more object lesson they are going to learn with bitter tears.

Gamers don't learn, fuck we saw the rise of MMO's (when we the elite gamers knew they were DRM games and thought MMO players were chumps during ultima online days). Then game steam that trojan horsed it's way into existence through half-life and counterstrike. Then came World of warcraft and charging money for changning servers/pets, and then league of legends where you 'buy' skins for a game you never fucking own. Mankind is a retarded monkey.

If anything it proves mankind is at subhuman levels of intelligence.

Never trust someone calling himself "elite."
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
21. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 21, 2014, 09:55 Beamer
 
Oh my god, he mentioned Benghazi again in another thread. He has to be the only person still mentioning that.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
17. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 20, 2014, 21:17 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 21:01:
Life for you must be stressful and full of anxiety constantly wringing your hands over how Obama is ruining the world.

I just can't believe it's almost 2015 and someone is still discussing Benghazi. Even the GOP has admitted there was no wrongdoing there.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 20, 2014, 10:54 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 10:46:
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 10:14:
Linthat22 wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 07:00:
Is anyone else getting the feeling that this was all staged and faked?

I mean, anyone that has seen any details of the movie, it looks like it sucks. I just get the feeling that this crap movie's hype was staged.

Bad movies get released almost every month. What would sonys end game be here?

And why did axis make your question partisan, other than that is the only way his brain is now trained to work?

Apparently Beamer didn't pay any attention to what was really reported, and provided a better answer than you. I'll give you a hint -- the "Partisan" shit was the entire reason the hack was so embarrassing, making fun of Obama/blacks with racial overtones by liberals would be the exact reason.

Oh, enlighten me, what was reported and how does it let you magically know the truth?
And why did Sony do this yo themselves?


And Jesus, man, your last sentence.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 20, 2014, 10:14 Beamer
 
Linthat22 wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 07:00:
Is anyone else getting the feeling that this was all staged and faked?

I mean, anyone that has seen any details of the movie, it looks like it sucks. I just get the feeling that this crap movie's hype was staged.

Bad movies get released almost every month. What would sonys end game be here?

And why did axis make your question partisan, other than that is the only way his brain is now trained to work?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2014, 00:41 Beamer
 
We come from different decades, Blue, and BiT was something I never watched, but we share the bond of growing up with repeated viewings of something on WPIX.

God, I will always miss WPIX Saturday Afternoon Movies. The opening to those stands in my head as strongly as the extended opening to HBO movies. Channel 11 was an absolute landmark.
 
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
13. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 19, 2014, 22:47 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 22:35:
The small amount of players surrounded by AI bots didn't bother me and the map design around this player count was excellent... but part of these hypothetical ongoing updates should have increased the player count with releases of new maps.

I always felt the people bitching about the AI bots and player counts prior to release were way overreacting. Not every game has to be huge, in fact, it's often more fun to have fewer people so you stand out more. There's room for everything, and more doesn't mean better. I get driven insane when people act like everything needs more. And farming AI sounded inspired.

What killed the game, in my mind (I have not played, but neither had anyone else when most wrote it off) was the lack of modes. True, 90% of online games are probably team deathmatch. And true, 90% or more of the hours spent in CoD were probably online vs single player. But people still want that value in order to spend the money in the first place. No single player was killer. And so many standard multiplayer features being delayed past release was also killer. People wanted all of that.

The game wasn't finished in time to be a launch title, and like most launch titles it was half baked. Just a bad idea. I remember Perfect Dark Zero - it had some good ideas but was also half baked. It was a series killer. I think that's been true for many launch titles. They aren't fully finished because they rush to make launch, and they aren't a large enough leap away from the previous gen, so they never truly satisfy anyone.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
16. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 19, 2014, 18:14 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 10:22:
nin wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 10:03:
Just come and say it folks, you want NATO and the U.S. to bomb the living hell out of NK.

Wow...


Wow what? With the invasion of Iraq, people were totally behind bombing it and taking on Saddam, based on total lies. That's where I'm coming from. I've seen plenty of comments all over the internet saying stuff like "US should have finished the [genocide] job against NK." I'm sorry if I'm making blanket accusations about you or whoever, but this crap really pisses me off knowing what the U.S. gets up to every decade or so. Realistically speaking taking out Spoiled Baffoon Kim isn't going to be done by a slap on the wrist, and that's why these hackusations are dangerous.

You come across as a bit unhinged. And you say weird things. You think that everyone thinks the US is some kind of saint, and then you go on discussing how only they could do something evil and not NK.

You're coming from a place where there's maybe not much evidence for one claim, so you assume that means it must be false and everyone is an idiot for not seeing things as clearly as you do, yet the claim you then stick to is one with less than "not much evidence."

Hell, your main point is that the FBI said, two weeks ago, that there was "no evidence at this time." Not only does that make it clear there was still an investigation, but think for a second: could the FBI have, in an aside, accused North Korea without full evidence?

Think.
Seriously, you aren't doing it well, but think.
What would have happened had the head of the cybercrimes division casually said that he thought a sovereign nation was behind this, without having had such a statement cleared by the State Department, and without having the full evidence of it being true?

You realize that his entire career would have ended, right?
Or do you think that officials can walk around and casually say "oh, sure, it was probably North Korea, we don't have all the evidence but it was probably them."

Please stop. Think critically. Realize that people scheme and conspire far less than they do in movies, because scheming and conspiring require a few difficult things:
1) Admitting you're scheming and conspiring
2) Others to scheme and conspire with you
3) Silence from those involved

It is very difficult to even get the first one of those. Unlike what you see in Hollywood, most everyone thinks they're doing what is right and what is good. And yes, in Hollywood sometimes even the person risking innocent lives believes it's the "greater good," but you actually think some politician is leading the charge to hack a company owned by one of our greatest allies (and one very unlikely to support us in attacking NK) just to start a war while we're still in the middle of another war that we've been totally unable to get out of despite putting effort there and, at one point, removing nearly every troop.

What's the endgame you see here?
What kind of mastermind connected these dots and was capable of setting dominoes in motion?
Is Sony in on this?
And, when it turns out we don't bother going to war with North Korea, what of your theory then? Will you admit you were probably wrong, or the next time something weird happens will you again be claiming it's a false flag, not realizing how often people like you make this claim and how, historically, there's really no evidence of it ever happening?

Also, if you google "False Flag" right now, the top hit is Alex Jones claiming that's what this is. So, yeah, you're Alex Jones.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
20. Re: Game Reviews Dec 19, 2014, 17:55 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 02:17:
Last night RL got in the way of another session with Elite. Tonight Im hanging out with my girlfriend, which is nice but still...Oh damn you Real Life! Damn You!!! *shakes fist in air*

Haha, that's how I was with FC4. When the game broke on me I didn't much mind, because RL/GF was in the way of playing.

Last night I had a chance to start the game new (due to the bug I hit), for about 2 hours. Now I'm back on the East Coast for the holidays wondering why I didn't just fork out the $1200 it would have taken to buy a laptop that could play it... that's the definition of a "problem."
 
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