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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2014, 13:13 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 12:52:
Who the hell worships Slender Man? That is some real life is stranger than fiction shit.

Kids looking for an excuse for what they did?
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jun 2, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 17:55:
Task wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 15:53:
arcadia artile

"dressed head to toe in designer casual wear—Ralph Lauren jeans, pristine white Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto sneakers, and a crisp Captain America T-shirt."

I barfed in my mouth a little - do people really look at someone and notice what brands they wear?

Many people do. Why do you think brands are so prevalent? I go out of my way to find stuff that's logo free. I'm not opposed to wearing branded material but not if I'm buying it. Want me to advertise your product you can pay for it.

Most of the good brands are logo-free.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Announced
45. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Announced Jun 2, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
Ray Ban wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 18:42:
Why not give us Freedom Fighters 2 instead? The first one was decent fun.


I agree, but it was also an entirely different studio.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Announced
33. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Announced Jun 2, 2014, 13:03 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 12:52:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 09:41:
I am one of the few people that actually liked the first one. Even in multiplayer. I will give this a go. Not a pre-order or a launch day purchase though. I liked the original but at the end of the day it was at best a competent shooter.

Than again, I liked Bulletstorm too. My taste in shooters doesn't seem to be line with many others if sales are any indication.

Bulletstorm was great. The marketing for it was crappy.

I never played the original Homefront, but I will say this looks interesting. I like the idea of asymmetric warfare playing from the underdog position.

I made it about 10 minutes in Homefront before I hated it. Gave it another 20 to work itself out, still hated it. Hated it.

Bulletstorm I loved.

This is coming from an interesting dev. Maybe not a great one, but an interesting one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2014, 12:52 Beamer
 
Cale wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 12:49:
Not for me; growing up in NYC, there were two types of summer camps, day camp and sleep-away, my parents could only afford day camp so I was basically bussed upstate NY or to NJ for the day to explore a camp site.

Yup.
Lots of kids had a day camp to keep them occupied during summer vacation. Parents worked, so kids had to be sent somewhere. I only did sleep-away camp once, a 4 week one in Vermont or NH or some such, but did 3 years of a day camp that consisted solely of trips to the beach, the mall, the movies or the arcade.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Announced
25. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Announced Jun 2, 2014, 12:00 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 11:12:
The joke is that China is taking over America by buying up one business at a time and our government is more than happy to assist them,

Yeah, I remember when Japan did that to us in the 90s. Even Wesley Snipes couldn't stop them!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
33. Re: Saturday Interviews May 31, 2014, 23:59 Beamer
 
Defensive, and responses aren't responses but attacks.

Though I guess I can't criticize, there are more than enough times I feel what someone is saying here is so asinine that it isn't worth engaging them on their points because they're too stupid and too far off to learn. But then again, I tend to use that on people who don't use points, rather they point to stupid articles.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Op Ed May 31, 2014, 12:14 Beamer
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on May 31, 2014, 11:58:
Why would a free people want these regulations to go into effect? As if the government can be fair and balanced? If you think liberals are, you are sadly mistaken.

Oh good, another status quo idiot that would have been anti new deal had he been alive then. You're brainwashed, god knows by what, but it's government regulation that keeps us from being like China, where god knows what's in your food and everyone thinks they are doing something wrong if they aren't taking advantage of you for profit, even if it may kill you.
 
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
25. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 30, 2014, 18:34 Beamer
 
Osc8r wrote on May 30, 2014, 18:27:
Despoiler wrote on May 30, 2014, 11:08:
Kythlyn wrote on May 29, 2014, 22:00:
I still consider DAoC one of the all time great MMORPGs.

It's one of the all time greats even if you didn't play it. It is the game that broke Everquest's dominance in MMOs. It was the MMO that started addressing the unnecessary tedious elements found in EQ that people hated. That in turn started the trend of all MMOs after it to continue removing "tedious" elements from gameplay for better or worse. <cough WoW> It changed the MMO landscape dramatically. That's on top of having arguably the best PvP of any 3D MMO. UO is still legendary being the first graphic PvP MMO.

RIP DAOC. For me AC1 Darktide and UO were by far the best, but DAOC was definitely up there as well.

Such a shame that MMO's followed the EQ/WOW formula, as we may actually still have decent games in that genre today.

RIP mythic.

No RIP to DAOC. In February another studio took it over. That studio was founded by a Mythic founder, the one that led DAOC development originally.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 30, 2014, 18:13 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 30, 2014, 17:52:
Those fuckers in Congress aren't even trying to hide it anymore, are they? $90,000 in money taken from cablecos etc, and the jackass can't even afford a decent fucking haircut.

I wonder if you can expense haircuts as part of a campaign.


Oh, who am I kidding, of course you probably can!
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs PC Performance Patch Plans
41. Re: Watch Dog PC Performance Patch Plans May 30, 2014, 17:08 Beamer
 
Beamer wrote on May 30, 2014, 17:03:
harlock wrote on May 30, 2014, 16:44:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 30, 2014, 15:12:
PC version on Ultra settings true next gen gaming experience
http://youtu.be/idA9BEA4Hxs


hahahahaha

Holy crap, that's the first time I've ever seen YouTube annotations be useful. 99.999999% of the time I just curse that I can't default them off.

Some of the stuff is definitely shocking, because games like GTA4 and SR3 did it better years ago.
Other things, like the broken hydrant shooting through the bed of the truck? I'm not entirely convinced we'll see something like that change anytime soon. Setting the physics for the water to realistically interact with the truck would probably be a several day task for one person. Is it really worthwhile? Once it's used in one game, I'm sure that the company will use it for every game they make, but still, who is going to say "well, this is a good use of my next 15 hours?"
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs PC Performance Patch Plans
40. Re: Watch Dog PC Performance Patch Plans May 30, 2014, 17:03 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on May 30, 2014, 16:44:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 30, 2014, 15:12:
PC version on Ultra settings true next gen gaming experience
http://youtu.be/idA9BEA4Hxs


hahahahaha

Holy crap, that's the first time I've ever seen YouTube annotations be useful. 99.999999% of the time I just curse that I can't default them off.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. May 30, 2014, 16:49 Beamer
 
Using his numbers, 32% bought at 19.99, 13% at 14.99, 21% at 9.99, and 35% at 4.99.

68% of total units sold were discounted.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2014, 13:51 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2014, 13:45:
Earlyworm wrote on May 30, 2014, 11:27:
Study: Stop Being So Cynical, You Could Give Yourself Dementia.

You better watch out, Cutter

Okay, I admit that cracked me up.

I feel like we missed a great retort. I was in here seconds after it was posted and it was already gone.

Though, honestly, posting a fake "Removed" as a response would be kind of genius.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse May 29, 2014, 12:47 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 29, 2014, 12:32:
Out of the 8 people in my department, three of them are actually black, and two of them are female. (However, in the rest of the entire 100 man IT dept, there are only a few other black people.)

Still, that means that my department is like 900% better than Google, so hah!

I think we have 40 direct engineers in my division. 1 is black, 1 is an Indian Female, and the rest are white dudes. The two non-white people may both be interns.

Within the rest of the company, though, there are an enormous amount of Indian and Asian workers. In non-tech, there are plenty of females. But we have a distinct lack of African American.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 29, 2014, 12:37 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on May 29, 2014, 12:35:
There's no doubt that the best thing people could do is start voting for politicians who preach lower taxes

I will never, ever vote for a politician promising lower taxes on the super wealthy. That's what gets us into the problems.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Announces BATTLECRY
44. Re: blinded in a dog-town May 29, 2014, 11:25 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on May 29, 2014, 05:38:
Aside from the absurdity of the premise of this game, steampunk is the worst fucking setting ever. Its like a mixture of fantasy and regency romance novels. Its a goddamn shame that steampunk is even a thing. Even worse is Sci-fi steampunk. Worldbuilding just for appearance is lazy and stupid.

The whole "gunpowder being banned" seems like a very deliberate attempt to be steampunkish without being steampunk.

I can get behind it if it isn't the utter cliché you see at things like steampunk conventions (which, for the record, are only behind brony conventions and furry conventions for absolute hilarity to see around your city.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 29, 2014, 11:22 Beamer
 
I think you could make a case that Bradley Manning put people in danger. I think you could make a case that his "truth" was meaningless.

I find it impossible to make either of those cases about Snowden.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 29, 2014, 11:19 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 29, 2014, 01:30:
Beamer wrote on May 28, 2014, 16:38:
But "politician" is a very risky career. In order to win, you need to dedicate your life to it.

Risky, give me a break. And if you want to 'win' in any given career (as in, reach the highest echelons), you need to dedicate your life to it. Nobody who half-asses shit gets anywhere, unless they're already rich.

And if you then lose, what next?

Lose? How the fuck does a politician LOSE? They fuck up ENDLESSLY, and never lose their jobs because of it. Nixon may have been the only politician to actually ever get kicked out. They may eventually get voted out, if their position is open to being voted on, but even then they'll just move on to a different area of government, and they never, ever, EVER lose their fat pensions and benefits. Yeah, tough life.

Look at the politicians that made up the EU government at the start. It was nothing but all these useless assholes that were done in their own countries, usually for being utterly incompetent, and then got promoted to EU government. Holland alone placed half a dozen of those useless shitheels in the EU, several of whom are still there. (Jorritsma and Smit-Kroes, two of the most worthless excuses for leaders ever to disgrace this planet.) And as for dedicating their lives to it, Jorritsma was a home-ec teacher who became Minister of Traffic and Water in the space of like six years.


You just gave up your career to it. Most politicians lose, only those that make it to Congress can really turn it into a massive, endless career. And what percent get that far?

Yes, because it's not as if there are such things as State governments, or governors, or mayors, or city councils etc etc etc. You're right. The ONLY possible place to be able to make a permanent living at being a politician is in Congress. Rolleyes

(And if we take Europe into account as well, once you "lose" at your job in your own country, don't worry, the EU will GLADLY take you, and pay you half a million euros in salary, for which you never even have to bother showing up to Brussels. Just have your chauffeur go there, sign you in, and your paychecks will keep coming! WOOT!)

The already rich make up most political candidates.

Funny how I had already said that exact same thing.

Seriously, why are there no good politicians? Because the smart people who are capable of actually DOING something will go into the private sector, where they can have far more fulfilling jobs than to have lunch in Washington DC on the taxpayers' dime.

You didn't say the same thing as much. You said they are two types, other than the one type I said is the main type. Minor nuance.

But you're making being a politician sound too easy. Creston, if you wanted to become one, you'd have to quit your job tomorrow. You'd have go to out and get, what, 10,000 signatures on a petition? You'd then have to start your campaign. You'd have to go out asking for donations. You'd have to probably start on something like City Council and rapidly prove yourself. If the city turned on you, which could happen as easily as them turning on someone higher up in your party and voting you out simply for being in the same party, your career is over.

Getting to the point where you continue to be elected for fuck-up after fuck-up, where people just vote for you because they know your name, takes time, effort, and money.

This is why you don't have most smart people doing it. It takes significant sacrifice to get there. It's a huge risk. Going to college, coming out with a degree in whatever, getting a job in whatever, and coasting along? Not a risk. The risk is getting to the upper echelon of politics. And this is why it's so much people with money. Creston, if you, or really anyone here, wanted to do it, you'd have to put your family (assuming you had one) at risk, because you'd lost your source of income.

So only those that can afford to do so end up doing so. People who need their career, their steady income, to survive don't typically give it up to try to make a run at politics. Yes, we have a few hundred morons working in Washington. But, like professional sports, for every one of those morons we had hundreds more try to get there and fail long before they made a dime from it.

I'm not trying to say this to make you feel sympathy for politicians, or make it seem like an accomplishment, or make it seem like they deserve us looking at them differently for having made it that far. I'm trying to say that, due to these issues, only people with money can make it that far. That's dangerous. That's bad.
I'm not saying this to say the people are good. Far from it. I'm saying it to say the system is fucked.
 
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News Comments > Armored Warfare Trailer; Beta Signups
2. Re: Armored Warfare Trailer; Beta Signups May 28, 2014, 20:15 Beamer
 
It's basically Combat or World of Tanks or something similar I recall playing in, like, 2003 (which may have been WoT, or a predecessor, some Russian game I believe.)

Yet, it's Obsidian, so I'm curious. Not curious enough to sign up and install, but curious enough to hear how it is. Even if it's the best thing ever, though, I can't imagine I'd play.
 
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