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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 22, 2014, 18:55 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 18:38:
DESTINY IS UP!

http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=11957


This is just on the PS systems, right?
And you need to preorder?

I really want to play on the 360. I guess I don't want to preorder for it because, what if I buy an Xbone or PS4? Ridiculous reasoning, I have no plans to buy either, but...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jul 22, 2014, 18:51 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 18:41:
I have to say that Minecraft mech is rather silly.

JDreyer daughter currently playing MC Galacticraft mod, and I love that she had to go look all this stuff up on a wiki to build a rocket to fly to the moon. Both entertaining and mentally stimulating.

I hate to break it to you, man, but your daughter is totally behind the curve. By her age she should have slaughtered at least 40,000 human virtual beings, not flying to the moon! She'll never be a psychopath at this rate!
 
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News Comments > EA Financials
4. Re: EA Financials Jul 22, 2014, 18:08 Beamer
 
Gas Bandit wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 18:01:
"Operating cash flow for the quarter improved $252 million versus the same period last year and hit a Company record high of $964 million on a trailing twelve month basis."

Translation - Idiots gave us $252 million more than they did last year, making it almost a billion dollars more in our pockets since the last time we talked about it.

Make no mistake, gamers - EA might be one of the biggest forces ruining the video gaming industry, but YOU are the ones making it possible for them to do so. Your only way to stop them is to not buy EA games.

"B.. buh.. but but.. Battlefield! But.. Titanfall! But.. Sims!" etc

Did I fucking stutter, you mouthbreather? DO NOT BUY EA GAMES. If you stop, they will go out of business. Good IPs/franchises will be picked up by someone else, someone better.

You sounds like such a nice person. "Did I fucking stutter, you mouthbreather?" Were you a drill sergeant?

Which "better" company will pick things up? Activision, so people like you can complain about "Bobby KoDick?" Ubi, so people like you can whine about UPlay? Bethesda, so people like you can whine about DLC? I guess, of the major publishers, Take Two is the only one people don't find endless reasons to whine.

And, if you look, EA did less on PC than it did on Xbone/PS4. PC was 19% of their revenue.
 
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News Comments > Areal Kickstarter Suspended
14. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 14:28 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 14:24:
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 14:04:
Fuck those russian spammers! Who's laughing now?!


What a douchenozzle.

What the hell am I looking at? A fake profile created by the devs to try to call out complainers in the least legible way?
 
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News Comments > $80 Offworld Trading Company Prototype Released
5. Re: And it keeps going Jul 22, 2014, 13:57 Beamer
 
ELITE wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 12:40:
Yep...
Subscriptions & Early Access.

Software is turning into highway robbery - but worse many of us are willing to get robbed by choice...

Those two things have nothing to do with each other. I can understand why you dislike subscriptions, not that they're new, but Early Access? It isn't highway robbery because you have no reason to buy it. If a game I want comes out via subscription, I'm forced to either pay that or skip it. If it comes out Early Access? I have no interest in playing alphas or any single player beta, so I have zero interest in them. At any price point, even free.

I don't feel like I'm being robbed by them existing. Their existence has absolutely no bearing on me. Or you.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3
6. Re: Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3 Jul 22, 2014, 13:35 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:30:
Pure nonsense, Battleborn is clearly a MOBA. Who do they think they are kidding?

It sounds like it's an FPS with a full single player campaign.
I get why they fight the MOBA label - have any had those two features?
 
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News Comments > Areal Conspiracy Theories
32. Re: Areal Conspiracy Theories Jul 22, 2014, 13:32 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:25:
NKD wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:14:
Ehh I guess, but I think the previous red flags were more about quality and worthiness rather than willful fraud. I feel like Kickstarter should let us decide which projects are worth backing, and stick to policing fraud and willful misuse of their platform. They have tens of thousands of projects. Some of them are going to be a lot more worthwhile than others.

Still, it's nice to see these fuckers get their shit taken down. I can't wait for them to throw a big ol' fit.

Hmmm. I agree with you about Kickstarter being as much hands-free as it can be but this project had some important red flags, like the constant ad hominem attacks from the devs behind it and not showing anything like a screenshot or trailer for a long, long time. These two should have at least merited a closer look, not to mention the sudden deluge of trolling comments to drown out people complaining.

It's a closer look, but Kickstarter can't see anything better than the consumer can. Those are judgment calls, and it's up to the person holding the money to decide if it's too sketchy for them, not Kickstarter. Plenty of good projects are put up by people that don't know how to sell the project.

Kickstarter should only step in for clear evidence of rule breaking. I've seen them take down at least a dozen watch projects because the people were obviously lying about their experience and their facilities. I've seen them leave up other ones where the people seemed in way over their heads and have no clue what they're doing. That's the way it should be.
 
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News Comments > Areal Conspiracy Theories
28. Re: Areal Conspiracy Theories Jul 22, 2014, 13:09 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:07:
ASeven wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:02:
SUSPENDED! At last! Took Kickstarter bloody long enough.

What? The funny money came in over the weekend. At least give them a couple days to investigate bro... I think this is a plenty quick enough resolution.

Seriously. The people that expect Kickstarter to suspend immediately are insane. The amount of people that spent all day Sunday calling Kickstarter evil for something that happened on Saturday blows my mind. Kickstarter isn't as dumb as some people here think, nor as evil. It knows that, if you put your money into a scam, you won't return to Kickstarter.

But, hey, never let that kind of logic make you put down your pitchforks.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3
4. Re: Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3 Jul 22, 2014, 12:52 Beamer
 
Gadzooks wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 12:52:
Never called them greedy

Just said they were wasting time.

Oh, I'll say ACM was greedy. They released crap rather than taking a financial hit. Passed that buck to the customer.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 22, 2014, 12:47 Beamer
 
If I recall, I'd killed something like 30,000 people in MW3 and 8,000 people in one of the SR games (3, most likely. Maybe 4.)

I probably killed 100,000 in the original CS, if not twice that.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3
2. Re: Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3 Jul 22, 2014, 12:33 Beamer
 
Gadzooks wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 12:19:
Gearbox has had failure after failure when it has come to releasing games. Borderlands was their only semi recent big hit for an original IP. Logically, one one would think "Stick with what is working". What you see here is no different than when a character actor tries to venture out into a different field and make a movie that requires them to be totally different from the figurehead fans have come to love. Most of the time... MOST... its a flop, and a pointless waste of time. For both the actor and the fans who just want to see another movie with them doing what everyone loves.

Gearbox is trying to prove that they CAN create something that is actually good, despite their failures, that ISNT borderlands. Unfortunately for us, it just means that we have to wait that much longer until they finally get around to making borderlands 3, when their other ventures turn out to be mediocre side trips.

I can't disagree with you enough, and I'm not even really a Gearbox fan. But people keep making posts like yours, which make no sense:
1) Gearbox has had failure after failure of outsourced games. The few games they've actually released internally have all been critical and/or commercial hits. The Brothers in Arms series, which looked like boring WWII games to me, had great reviews (the first is at 88 on Metacritic.) The Borderlands games are huge hits. And everyone loves Opppsing Force.

Then, you say that Borderlands is their only semi recent hit for original IP. It's their only semi recent original IP, period. The only other original IP they've done was Brothers at Arms, and even that was based on a TV show.

Then you say that they should just do what everyone wants them to do. But, when Epic just made Gears of War games, everyone groaned, themselves included. When Bungie just made Halo games everyone groaned, themselves included, until Bungie was so desperate to make something else that they bought their freedom (and then made what's basically another Halo.) It's good for dev teams to make something entirely unique after pushing out a huge hit - it lets them stretch some creative muscles. But, even still, Gearbox is a large studio and who is to say this team even has much overlap with the Borderlands team? It could be, and probably is, almost entirely different people.

And the only failures they've had have been what they've outsourced. People really, really need to stop with the whole "This game will suck because Gearbox sucks" crap. Gearbox has proven themselves not to suck at what they do themselves, but significantly suck at what they outsource (I very much recommend buying one of their guys a beer to hear why that is.) They did next to no work on DNF, and thought they were doing something good by pushing it out there. They weren't, it was stupid, it never should have been full price, and it caused some deserved bad will. They got into serious timeline issues with ACM and broke it just before release, meaning a POS went out. It caused more ill will, and they deserve it. And, frankly, this unpresequel of Borderlands will almost definitely suck because, again, it's outsourced. For a company that outsources so much, they really need to hire someone that can control it.

Thinking the company is greedy morons for constantly putting their name on steaming piles they didn't actually develop is fine. But, given their track record on internal releases, it just seems weird to me to write off future releases when their past releases have all been liked by critics and players. They have failed repeatedly, but not at games they've actually made.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 22, 2014, 02:18 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 01:57:
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 22:09:
PropheT wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 22:03:
Destiny went from being a game I knew absolutely nothing about to a pre-purchased obsession after playing it this past weekend. I was just about to hit the level cap for the beta on my third character when the servers went down last night

I don't even usually like console shooters, but there's something really addictive about it.

Totally agree. It didn't really all click into place for me until Saturday, and then I was totally hooked. I'm going into withdrawal today, and the break between when the beta ends and Sept is going to feel like forever.

I thought I liked the lock, from the alpha, but this time I'm totally hooked on the hunter.

...but there's so many better more addictive shooters out there also!

Not from the sound of it.
This is the game PC Gamers, and I guess Xbox gamers, love to hate because they all feel Bungie abandoned them or some stupid shit.

I trust nin's opinion. If he says the game is crack, it's probably crack.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Jul 21, 2014, 20:46 Beamer
 
ldonyo wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 20:43:
Episodic gaming seems to have morphed into DLC, IMO.

I can't really think of a single game that I'd consider to be an episode with DLC being additional episodes. Heck, I can hardly think of DLC I'd consider an episode, let alone a game I'd consider even a cluster of episodes.
 
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News Comments > Areal Conspiracy Theories
10. Re: Areal Conspiracy Theories Jul 21, 2014, 12:42 Beamer
 
Kickstarter has pulled plenty in the past, particularly when there's proof that the starters are adding money to back themselves.

What Kickstarter won't do is take something down because it's stupid. You think you can make a multiplatform game for $50k? That's stupid. Contrary to what KEEPS being said here, stupidity isn't fraud.
What Kickstarter will do is take something down because it's lying. Watch campaign claims to have a factory but doesn't? Down. Video game company using someone else's artwork? Down. Campaign starters put $20k of their own money in? Down.

The less clear cut something is the longer it takes for them to take it down. Before we start whining and crying about Kickstarter being "like a pimp," let's wait and see what happens here. I may be wrong, but didn't the weird money start flowing in over the weekend? You really think someone is stopping their weekend to investigate this?
 
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News Comments > Yager: No Spec Ops: The Line Sequel
16. Re: Yager: No Spec Ops: The Line Sequel Jul 21, 2014, 12:21 Beamer
 
007Bistromath wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 11:08:
ItBurn wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 11:05:
I know some people loved this game, and I don't usually question tastes, but people who like this game are WRONG :p

Translation: I only like games that prove Roger Ebert right. If I'm not having fun, my time is being wasted. I learned everything I'm interested in knowing before I was twelve.

When you charge $60 for something, game first art second.

Especially when you consider that this was marketed as a military game, not a moral quandary, and 99% of the time you spend in it will be gameplay, not story.

So while you can argue that having a dull, generic game was part of the point, asking for $60 and claiming you have something fun and exciting goes against that, no?




Also, this just in, no The Sixth Sense sequel.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 21, 2014, 11:51 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 11:26:
Pigeon wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 10:03:
Get ready to wait a long time Chattanooga, or better yet go after your state government that's decided its unfair to make Comcast and AT&T compete...ever...against anyone.

Yes. When corporations partner with government is called corporatism or cronyism. It's a flavor of socialism. It's not capitalism!

Not really true. In socialism, there'd be no corporations.

It's both, really. The government segmenting like this? You can call that part of socialism. The corporations being large and powerful enough to sway the government to do its bidding? That's absolutely due to capitalism.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2014, 10:53 Beamer
 
KS wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 10:35:
KilgoreTrout wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 06:22:
The fact that your corner of the world (the U.S.) may have peaked and is currently faced with great challenges doesn't mean that the world at large is not improving. Have you seen the statistics on global poverty, infant mortality, access to health care, nutrition, violent conflict deaths and average life spans? They have been going firmly in the right direction for the last 50 years and show no signs of suddenly reversing.

Are there great challenges ahead? Sure. There have always been. But I believe we are better equipped than ever to deal with them, because of science and technology.

Cutter, you have so far made zero fact-based claims to support your position, just the usual "look, everything is bad and getting worse and you are blind not to see it" that disillusioned people have been saying forever. I think you need to look at the world and see that life is improving for the vast majority of people, even though it might not be for you and/or where you are.

Every time someone bitches about (to use an example from another topic today), Foxcon hiring 100,000 more people in China, I have to point out the enemy isn't western companies looking for cheaper labor. It's dirt-floor grinding poverty. It's reality saying, "You need to feed yourself". Companies to the rescue...because of relative economic freedom.

They probably have 30 million applicants, each one deciding that is better than their current lot.

Just like happened in the west 150 years ago with the industrial revolution. Lives and wealth for the average person skyrocketted...as "evil" companies did their thing.

Well, I mean, the companies didn't stop doing their thing until unions and government regulations forced them to stop overworking people in dangerous environments for next to no pay.

Those damn, dirty unions (ok, fine, today many are as bad as what they work against) and that damn government overstepping its bounds!
 
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News Comments > Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?
45. Re: Areal Funded; Putin a Backer? Jul 21, 2014, 10:26 Beamer
 
Yup, he linked to YouTube.  
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
13. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 20, 2014, 20:29 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 19:54:
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 14:46:
Scam. He's lying. Who the hell just gives someone 35 grand without any sort of specific contract?

And Yogcast very much has a legal obligation. If I were a backer I'd be filing complaints with the FBI for interstate wire fraud and the FTC for bait and switch. This is very obviously a con.

I see it's Cutters Bad Legal Advice Hour again.

You have to be able to prove intent to defraud. If the money was all used in a legitimate but incompetent attempt to develop a game, you have no case for fraud, and because Winterkewl is an LLC there is no money to be reclaimed via lawsuit either. You can't go after the personal assets of anyone involved. If Winterkewl as an LLC is broke, it's game over for your hopes at getting your money back.

Yogscast may have some money, but we don't know the details of the relationship there. That's the only real unknown at this point. Depending on what Yogscast got paid or where that money went it might be recoverable.

I don't know why you think everything is an intentional scam or fraud. Kickstarter is full of games projects too ambitious for the novice developers behind them. Many of them are destined to fail to meet expectations, or fail entirely, despite the best intentions of the developers. That's far, FAR more common than intentional scamsters.

From what we've heard so far it sounds like this guy was just an idiot with no experience who got in over his head.



There are a few people here, Cutter chief among them, that think stupidity is fraud.

Which, of course, makes Cutter a fraud.
 
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News Comments > Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?
22. Re: Areal Funded; Putin a Backer? Jul 20, 2014, 18:24 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 16:30:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 13:41:
I'm sure Putin didn't use his own money. It probably came from the credit cards stolen off of the bodies of the passengers of flight MH17...

Wow, more Russia bashing, nice. The kind of trash talk I'd expect from people that don't think on the basis of "Cui Bono?"



It's a shame you didn't present a poorly made YouTube video as your evidence. That's what makes it clear you aren't some kind of loon.
 
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