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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 10, 2014, 11:12 Beamer
 
Panickd wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 10:06:
Prez wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 09:41:
Ubisoft holding back an unannounced, finished Wii U game until console sells more.

Obviously they don't think it's a system seller!

That makes no fucking sense. Why spend the money and waste a dev teams time to complete a game only to shelve it? Isn't it selling some copies better than making nothing on it at all?

No. Not if you think that there's a good chance the system will sell a ton more.
If you release today, you'll sell a certain amount, then the game will be discounted a ton, then it will be forgotten as an old game.
If you release in a year, assuming there are significantly more consoles out there, all those numbers increase accordingly.

So, if you think the Wii U will sell 2x the consoles in 2014 as it has to date, then you'll double your sales. Yes, you're actually losing money holding on to the game, but if you think you'll make more than that back due to increased Wii U sales, it's worth while. Then there's also the sequel potential, which needs systems in order to justify the franchise as well.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 0
9. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 0 Jun 9, 2014, 18:22 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 18:19:
The catchphrase for this years E3 seems to be "New content first on Xbone". MS has bought up an exclusivity period for DLC on things like The Division, Dragon Age, Assassins Creed, etc.

Eh. Wait until tomorrow, the same catchprase will probably be heard by Sony, though to a lesser extent.

I get that exclusivity periods of DLC are easy, I mean, it just costs money and if there's one thing MSFT has it's money, but does it actually sell systems? Does anyone actually care? I suppose people must, but I buy systems for games. I buy very, very little DLC. Basically, if it isn't in the box I'm not buying it, so I get DLC if and only if I buy a GOTY edition.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 0
8. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 0 Jun 9, 2014, 18:21 Beamer
 
So Criterion is remaking Big Red Racing...  
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News Comments > Two Tomb Raider Games Announced
5. Re: Two Tomb Raider Games Announced Jun 9, 2014, 17:21 Beamer
 
So many co-op things being announced, but I'm at a point in my life where I have no one to do co-op with!

Well, for now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
23. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2014, 12:18 Beamer
 
He won't get a presidential pardon any time soon because he ran.

Which, frankly, is a convenient excuse. He'd be in a military prison somewhere if he hadn't run, and they'd be saying that he needs to go through a military trial before anyone talks about pardoning him, and he'd spend a few years likely in solitary confinement awaiting that trial...
 
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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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