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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Jun 8, 2014, 00:46 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 23:56:
Beamer wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 17:25:
Seriously, Cutter, your posts are never, ever accurate because you always base them on a sensationalized headline and not the content. How are you so often commenting without reading?

It got him your attention though.

No cares. I'm just so tired of seeing something mocking an article that totally ignores what the article actually says. Why make a post if the content is irrelevant or inaccurate?

Cutter has always been a joke here, which is fine, at least half this board believes I am, too. But his "I'm mostly positive" post pushed me over the line. I've never seen a more bitter, hateful man on my life.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jun 7, 2014, 17:25 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 16:09:
Fucking Polygon. What a hypocritical lefty rag. They constantly whine about this shit but are more than happy to go to these things, accept the free swag, free games, and advertising dollars from these companies. The classic 'Do as I say, and not as I do' BS.

Oh look, this time Cutter didn't even read the headline, let alone the article, before commenting.

From the article: "The show may loudly reward many of the wrong things but, if youíre willing to take the entire experience in your teeth and shake it until the good parts fall out, there are amazing experiences to be had and stories to be told. Donít listen to the endless articles about why E3 is on the way out; for one week the entire gaming world will be centralized in one location. It's hard to justify being any place else."

Seriously, Cutter, your posts are never, ever accurate because you always base them on a sensationalized headline and not the content. How are you so often commenting without reading?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 6, 2014, 18:09 Beamer
 
So yep, Apple announced they're abandoning the headphone jack.

There are things that make sense about this. It can power devices, and it can take more inputs, so you can, in theory, build a better set of headphones. You can add better noise-canceling (maybe even using the phone to do some processing? Guess that defeats the purpose, actually), and you can add more controls.

But it's still a proprietary input. I hate these more than anything. Buy your $300 iPhone. Buy your $300 headset. Buy another $300 iPhone because you have the headset. Then buy another $300 headset because Apple changes the connector and, I mean, you already have the phone...
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 6, 2014, 17:46 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 17:33:
Paragraph one addressed the story. Paragraph two addressed those who put most or all the blame on the corporations. Maybe the second wasn't a necessary stab but I wrote it anyway.

I mean, it's hard to disagree with paragraph 1. I don't think it's entirely right, but it's a valid enough opinion.

But the corporations are the ones driving all this. They're the money. Politicians aren't afraid of us voting them out of office, largely because we don't vote and because, even if we vote them out, there's likely a seven figure consulting position waiting for them.

Politicians fear corporations not contributing enough. That's it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 6, 2014, 17:31 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 17:30:
The systematic state surveillance in our country is more of a reflection of our socialist society than it is about the corporations who are forced to comply. Socialism is the inevitable product of thinking that the government needs to solve our problems. It is the product of 'my will be done' thinking and not 'thy will be done.'

There are those who use every opportunity to put all the blame on the corporations and none of it on the government because they are in denial that they also want the government involved in every aspect of our lives. They just want an enemy and corporations are the faceless enemy to boost their ego where they can be morally superior at every turn. Easier to put the blame on others rather than look at how they try to control society through the violence (or threat of) of government control.


Your political views are always good for a gas. I mean, you often start out fine, then you suddenly zing out into extreme left field. Or right field, I suppose.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2014, 16:38 Beamer
 
Did... did Cutter just say that stopping Hitler was "unnecessary?"


Ladies and Gentlemen, the self-proclaimed most positive contributor to Blues News.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers
29. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers Jun 6, 2014, 16:36 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 14:21:
PHJF wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 18:36:
Been using DualShock 4 for months. With wireless.

Does XB1 pad really have so little appreciation that nobody has it working on PC?

It uses proprietary encryption on top of Wifi-Direct so no one can get it working without an adapter, likely one they will sell for $50+.

Also the bumpers on the Xbox One controller suck.

I've only used it for a few minutes, at launch, so I don't recall, but I remember looking at the bumpers and thinking they weren't quite right. I can hit the 360 ones without moving my fingers. That was one of the huge benefits of it.

I am sure I still prefer it to the PS4 controller, but that's such a disappointment to hear.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 6, 2014, 12:17 Beamer
 
You can't blame anything at Zynga on Mattrick yet. He hasn't been there long enough, and he's apologizing for mistakes made before him. I'm not even wholly convinced you can blame a collapse of Zynga on him, because I think that the mobile market is so fickle and volatile that it can't support a massive, multinbillion dollar corporation.

But having him certainly won't help.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 6, 2014, 11:09 Beamer
 
Does anyone know a citizen, or at least one under 60, that feels Snowden is a traitor?

I guess, in part, the problem is not only the money but the fact that young people just don't vote.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 6, 2014, 00:48 Beamer
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 5, 2014, 16:13 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 15:20:
Just posting to say that I will be at Epic Games for an upcoming event! Excited to visit their studio and play Fortnite until my eyeballs fall out. Maybe I can weasel a job out of someone while I am there.

Enjoy it. Their facilities are fantastic.
 
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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Free Today
24. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Free Today Jun 5, 2014, 12:22 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 11:59:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 00:46:
Hyatus wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 00:08:
You don't have to install it immediately. Just click the install button. It won't automatically download.

It doesn't go into your library until it's installed.


Erm, it's sitting in my Games list and I've not installed it. Not sure what you guys are going on about. You click install and it just assigns it to your games list just as if you would buy it. Then you can choose to immediately download and install it, or just leave it there.

The game gets assigned to your account when you hit install, whether you actually download it or not.

Must have screwed up for me. I tried twice, and it wasn't showing up in my library. Given that they say "If you don't install," I figured Valve had implemented something new.

Oh, well, it's installed for me now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 5, 2014, 12:20 Beamer
 
Yeah, enormous model name fail.  
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. Jun 5, 2014, 12:19 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 06:26:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 03:29:

Perhaps "bitchy" isn't the right word. How would you characterize comments like these (just from the past two days):

"Putin is a dick and a tater."

"Fucking lawyers get 15 mil."

"Hipsters are douchebags."

"I hate them." (of Apple)

"What a load of horseshit."

"There's no way Google is doing that out of the goodness of their shriveled black hearts."

"I lost almost 10 hours of gameplay on AC4 because of their fucking cloud bullshit."
It's cool, it wouldn't be Blue's without ya. It's just funny when you try to deny it when so many people have called you out on it.

I don't consider myself quite as negative as Cutter but...

Putin IS a dick, I hate fucking lawyers who rape the legal sytem to line their own pockets, hipsters generally ARE douchebags, Apple DOES suck, there ARE many loads of horseshit laying around, Google very well may HAVE shriveled, blackened hearts, and losing your game progress because of broken cloud saves IS bullshit.

I don't think we can really argue with this.

I dunno, my definition of "hipster," coming from Boston in the early 00s, is someone that thinks he's too cool for everything and therefore hates everything, particularly hates anything that's had any success and is therefore less niche, and is always complaining about how things were better in the past (the standard hipster comment being "I loved their 7", but the full release sucked.")

Applying that to games, that's basically half this board. But this board is really just crotchety middle-aged white guys, not hipsters. This community is an inch away from demanding people get off its lawn.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 5, 2014, 11:07 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 10:23:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 09:54:
Story has me confused he talks up 4K but is using a 1440P monitor.

"Asusí latest 4K monitor, the PB287Q" - It's not 4K.

I did a search and another article is talking about this model being 4K. But both Amazon and New Egg have this monitor at 1440P.

ASUS PB287Q, LED-Monitor
3840x2160 Pixel
699Ä

You look at the wrong stores ,)

And if you were really curious.. well there is the official site
https://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/PB287Q/

It isn't the wrong stores, it's the wrong product. Amazon doesn't yet have the PB287Q, so a search of it brings the PB278Q, which was 1440P.

Note how close those model names are.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 5, 2014, 00:47 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 00:11:
Beamer wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 21:37:
But this is actually meaningful. They released resources reserved for Kinect. It's not PR fluff, it's an actual improvement. Modest, but still tangible.

It only took them eight months to admit what everyone else was already telling them: That Kinect was a worthless piece of shit.

Never in the history of ever has a company ever eaten so much crow.

Yup. Shit show that cost at least one job. Wonder if it was just him or more. Or if it was kind of everyone bought into bad ideas.
 
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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Free Today
19. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Free Today Jun 5, 2014, 00:46 Beamer
 
Hyatus wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 00:08:
You don't have to install it immediately. Just click the install button. It won't automatically download.

It doesn't go into your library until it's installed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
21. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 4, 2014, 23:23 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 23:21:
The real shame is Nokia not getting into Android years ago.

So that they could be getting destroyed by Samsung, the same way every single other Android dev is?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 4, 2014, 23:22 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 23:13:
Beamer wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 21:37:
But this is actually meaningful. They released resources reserved for Kinect. It's not PR fluff, it's an actual improvement. Modest, but still tangible.

No it's pretty much PR fluff, a 10% reservation isn't going to make up the difference in CUs and Microsoft can't do anything there without new hardware.

Consoles are kind of retarded these days, a glorified x86 PC that has to last 8+ years is absurd with the sort of pace we're seeing from other devices. Microsoft utterly failed PC gaming despite every advantage in the world so I shouldn't be surprised they are fucking up their console efforts too.

I guess it's just semantics, but to me, PR fluff is something like blast processing, which was entirely meaningless. Freeing up some resources reserved for Kinect isn't meaningless. Is it close to meaningless? Sure. Will it give maybe only a few fps? Sure. But that's still something tangible, as opposed to blast processing, emotion engine, etc.
 
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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Free Today
17. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Free Today Jun 4, 2014, 22:49 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 22:47:
Beamer wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 21:04:
Only free if you install immediately.

Crazy. Maybe genius, maybe annoying, but it definitely makes me likely to play it now. Otherwise, it'd sit in my list uninstalled and unplayed likely forever.

I started Dead Island recently and, after spending an hour searching for 10 bottles of booze, I may be done with it. Maybe I'll switch to this.

dude, if you cant find booze there's something wrong wit you. the booze is everywhere. and besides that's a side quest, not important to worry about. As for Sniper Elite 2. that's a game worth playing especially Coop. I had a blast wit ha friend playing that GAME.

And Batman, lets be fair now. that game is a bit old now so yes the number of players is defiantly going to be low.

The issue is that the booz is in, like, 6 spots, and just regenerates. Twice I accidentally drank it because it put it in my hand instead of inventory. And it's a side quest, but I prefer doing some side quests.
 
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