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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 12:10 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 20, 2014, 09:10:
D3 is 29.99....

It may be time for me to jump on this. I kind of feel like a mindless skinner box. I started playing The Stanley Parable, which was fun for about 30 minutes but I felt like I spent too much time listening and not enough time doing. Diablo is exclusively doing.

I feel bad buying a new game, though. Maybe I should finally play Crysis 2, or even 3. I think I have at least one of those on both the PC and 360. Or Halo 4. Or one of the billion Steam games I always forget I own, like Dead Island.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
12. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 19, 2014, 20:19 Beamer
 
"No lifes."

Says the guy who is averaging about 2 posts per day here, the majority of which appear to not be about games.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
51. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 14:35 Beamer
 
BitWraith wrote on May 19, 2014, 14:32:
jacobvandy wrote on May 19, 2014, 14:02:
It takes 25 minutes to run across the map and meet up with your buddy, you really didn't even get to start playing!

I don't have any buddies playing this, so I'd say my time was pretty much 25 minutes of running around aimlessly, not seeing anything, and wondering why I was wasting my time with this.

Mine was running aimlessly, seeing one guy, finally seeing zombies, getting bored at how much time I spent with nothing happening, running into zombies, trying to pick up an ax to kill zombies, realizing the ax was just there for decoration, trying to run into a room, realizing the door was just there for decoration, never playing again.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
49. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 14:04 Beamer
 
BitWraith wrote on May 19, 2014, 13:24:
Cutter wrote on May 18, 2014, 15:04:
DayZ has become a meme like Minecraft did. It's become the current in-thing so people want to be part of it. What I'd really love to see is the average play time clocked by everyone who's recently jumped on board this bandwagon.

Grabbed State of Decay and Lego Marvel yesterday on Humble. So far I like SoD. And holy crap does Lego ever look good running maxed at 144HZ.

I fell for it. I think my play time logged by steam is about 25 mins.

25 minutes in DayZ?
That's about what I had. It was enough to let me know I felt like playing something more structured.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization May 19, 2014, 12:34 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on May 19, 2014, 12:20:
I have always known the people yelling that tablets were owning computers was nonsense. As the article points out, the doers find little use for them.

Your comment lacks context. "Owning" how? Who was saying it? If you mean "owning" in terms of dollars, both sales and R&D, then the people "yelling" about it were right and you're wrong.

The past couple years, from a consumer (rather than enterprise) standpoint, tablets have been absolutely destroying computers. Your average home user either already has a laptop good enough or has one through work. The tablet is what they do 90% of their online work with, which makes sense, considering that most consumer computer time is spent reading websites, listening to music and watching videos.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization May 19, 2014, 11:16 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 19, 2014, 11:07:
There is a place for all four and chances are many here have it.

Phone - Mobile business and entertainment.
Tablet - Mobile entertainment.
Laptop - Versatile Business.
Desktop - Office, Development and HighEnd Gaming.

IMO the least important is the Tablet, still a cool device, but if one had to go, it would be that one in a easy decision. Now which would be next after that? Now your going to have to pry from dead hands. I needs each.

For most people Desktop is the least important device because Laptop does office almost as well (I'll die before you take my docking station and 2 monitors away from me), but personally I agree, as my tablet gets turned on only when I'm flying, and even then my kindle is used more often.

Tablets will almost definitely replace laptops at some point, probably far out. And they'll almost definitely become good meeting tools first, once a company figures out how to include a stylus and make it better than having a pen and paper/print-out, which only the Microsoft Courier project seemed interested in doing but nearly everyone I know in a company seems to eagerly await.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse May 18, 2014, 20:24 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on May 16, 2014, 06:27:
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2014, 11:06:
Well, we don't think you're shitting us that you read it. I read somewhere that Magic Johnson should be ashamed that he has The AIDS. I guess that makes it true.

Despite your personal jab, I will acknowledge you are right as I made a mistake regarding Bezos. He didnt buy an island. The story was about Oracle's Larry Ellison, he is the womanizing island buyig yuppi, and I simply mixed the two up.

Bezos is actually building a 42 million dollar clock. In a mountain face. I. Shit. You. Not.

link

It was an impersonal jab, actually. And the clock is weird, but weird always seems to work for bezos.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Announced
43. Re: Far Cry 4 Announced May 17, 2014, 06:49 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 17, 2014, 06:24:

Am I a bad person?

Yes. But it's ok, you're around friends.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2014, 16:49 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 16, 2014, 16:36:
jdreyer wrote on May 16, 2014, 13:29:
InBlack wrote on May 16, 2014, 10:30:
Eisenberg = Fail. We will witness the Lex in all his Eisenbergian glory. Seriously this guy basically portrays the same character in every single film Ive seen of him. So I guess Lex Luthor is going to be an intelligent, self-centered hipster nerd?? Great....

I know, was Benedict Cumberbatch not available? Also, Lex Luthor again? Aren't there any other Superman villains besides Lex and Zod?
The Gentleman Ghost!

That Batman mash-up cartoon was kind of fun for introducing so many DC characters, but it also somewhat showed us how most are kind of awful (and, interestingly, still made them loveable despite this.)

But yes, for DC, I love Batman, I kind of hate everything else, including Superman.

Besides Batman and Superman, the rest of the villians in the DC universe just suck.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation May 16, 2014, 14:14 Beamer
 
Parias wrote on May 16, 2014, 14:00:
I've always found the GOW games had decent campaign co-op, at the least. So long as they keep that functionality in, I'll keep playing.

Agreed. They're a blast two player, especially split screen. Not that I'm really sure what happened, but it was fun while it happened.

I never much enjoyed their multiplayer.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Watch Dogs
46. Re: Gone Gold - Watch Dogs May 16, 2014, 11:12 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on May 16, 2014, 09:16:
My computer can do 1920x1200 at an average of 80 FPS, because I sacrifice other things to reach that target. If I was to do console gaming, this would be a high priority for me so it's disappointing that I'm out of luck.

Ok, so you're complaining about not being able to change settings to have the game run the way that works best for you (and someone can do it how best works for them), gotcha. That makes a lot more sense.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Announced
35. Re: Far Cry 4 Announced May 16, 2014, 01:08 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on May 16, 2014, 00:36:
Beamer wrote on May 16, 2014, 00:28:
ItBurn wrote on May 16, 2014, 00:20:
Jerykk wrote on May 15, 2014, 23:57:
Gas Bandit wrote on May 15, 2014, 14:06:
I was sorely disappointed in how consolized FC3 was for PC. The visuals were sub par and the controls were irritating. Which is a shame because the story and advancement system really had me interested. But I just couldn't keep playing.

Also, Uplay is now a deal breaker for me. I already have steam, thanks - I don't need steam AND origin AND uplay AND whatever the hell comes next to serve as yet another waste of resources "hoop" I have to jump through to get to my game.

Subpar visuals? What exactly do you consider "par"? FC3 looked and ran great on PC. It controlled fine as well with M/KB. What specifically did you dislike about them?

Looked great? Nah, good maybe. It's no Crysis (2007).

It sure was better (2014.)

Here's Crysis:
https://www.industrialtoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Crysis-Strangle.jpg
Notice the lovely textures on his uniform.
Here's FC3:
http://techgage.com/reviews/gaming/far_cry_3/farcry3_16.jpg


It looks to me like the Crysis 1 screenshot's detail settings are pretty low. Everything looks awful. The FC3 screenshot is from a cutscene too... It's not a very good comparison.

I don't have Crysis installed, so I can't take a better screen, but you know, it's my opinion. I was expecting that in 2013, we should be able to make way better looking games than in 2007...

And that's fair. Everything indeed stagnated. Consoles bear much, but not all, of that blame. Far Cry 3 cost a fortune to make, and no one said "let's not make it look as good as we can!" We're at the point of diminishing returns for graphics. People need to accept that.

In no way, though, does it look worse than Crysis. It's absolutely better. Maybe not much, and the big improvements come in little areas, but it's definitely a pet peeve of mine when people claim something today is worse than something a decade or more ago, and you're the second one to do it here today. At least you have a leg to stand on because the difference isn't huge.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Announced
33. Re: Far Cry 4 Announced May 16, 2014, 00:28 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on May 16, 2014, 00:20:
Jerykk wrote on May 15, 2014, 23:57:
Gas Bandit wrote on May 15, 2014, 14:06:
I was sorely disappointed in how consolized FC3 was for PC. The visuals were sub par and the controls were irritating. Which is a shame because the story and advancement system really had me interested. But I just couldn't keep playing.

Also, Uplay is now a deal breaker for me. I already have steam, thanks - I don't need steam AND origin AND uplay AND whatever the hell comes next to serve as yet another waste of resources "hoop" I have to jump through to get to my game.

Subpar visuals? What exactly do you consider "par"? FC3 looked and ran great on PC. It controlled fine as well with M/KB. What specifically did you dislike about them?

Looked great? Nah, good maybe. It's no Crysis (2007).

It sure was better (2014.)

Here's Crysis:
https://www.industrialtoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Crysis-Strangle.jpg
Notice the lovely textures on his uniform.
Here's FC3:
http://techgage.com/reviews/gaming/far_cry_3/farcry3_16.jpg

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse May 16, 2014, 00:12 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 15, 2014, 23:59:
killer_roach wrote on May 15, 2014, 20:51:
One of Amazon's biggest issues is the fact that turnover at all levels, but particularly in management, is endemic. Sometimes things end up falling to end-line people and new hires simply because nobody knows who else to turn to, and you end up with the perverse issue where, in some parts of the company, veteran low-level people are more knowledgeable about what is going on than their supervisors (simply because they've been around long enough to witness most situations before).

I wonder how they can have any real success like that. And how Wall Street is ok fueling that chaos.

Because it's less true than it's made out to be. The average tenure is 2 years. But, when you consider that Amazon has literally doubled in the past year, of course it is. When you go from 40,000 employees to 80,000 employees, half your employees have less than a year of tenure.

That brings the "average" down considerably.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation May 16, 2014, 00:11 Beamer
 
ViRGE wrote on May 16, 2014, 00:00:
HorrorScope wrote on May 15, 2014, 21:30:
Why should it cost more on this new gen?
Because the art requirements go up every generation. Even with tools, the better the textures and the better the models required, the longer it will take to produce them. Which means the size of the art staff balloons.

Yup.
Even something simple like level design. Used to be that a guy could make something on graph paper and have it up and ready to run through in a day. Now? Now the level needs to look like something other than a video game level, so the placement of textures and other objects/meshes becomes critical. Every piece of debris, of office equipment, every plant or blade of grass, gets placed there. And someone needs to make all of that. Someone else makes the texture. Someone else makes the animation. Someone else decides how it gets interacted with if it's shot or walked into. Someone else does the particles for that interaction.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Watch Dogs
44. Re: Gone Gold - Watch Dogs May 15, 2014, 23:54 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on May 15, 2014, 23:44:
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2014, 22:21:
Quboid wrote on May 15, 2014, 21:49:
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2014, 12:41:
I just don't know what more power can feasibly give us.

Consistently high framerates at 1080p and higher.

They should also do green and hamburger consistently.

These sentences are as useful, because so many things factor into resolution and frame rate that having expectations around them always strikes me as dumb. Your computer can't run everything 1080p/60hz. And, in order for it to, other things would have to be sacrificed.

wow thats fucking brilliant... you must be a scientist!

Yes, you're acting as if I'm the one oversimplifying "it isn't next-gen unless it's 1080p and 60fps!" As if there are no other improvements that may be prioritized.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Watch Dogs
42. Re: Gone Gold - Watch Dogs May 15, 2014, 22:21 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on May 15, 2014, 21:49:
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2014, 12:41:
I just don't know what more power can feasibly give us.

Consistently high framerates at 1080p and higher.

They should also do green and hamburger consistently.

These sentences are as useful, because so many things factor into resolution and frame rate that having expectations around them always strikes me as dumb. Your computer can't run everything 1080p/60hz. And, in order for it to, other things would have to be sacrificed.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization May 15, 2014, 20:43 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2014, 20:38:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2014, 20:16:
Minnesota becomes first state to mandate anti-theft tech in cell phones.

Minnesota Lawmaker must have had their phone stolen....cause we have a LOT bigger issues here.....

Yeah, like convicting homeowners of murder for defending their property by killing criminal scum. Let us know if that old man gets off on appeal. He bloody well better!

And Beamer, last year 3.1 million cells were stolen in the US. Not exactly peanuts is it? That's what? 6 billion in revenue for them plus or minus. There's zero reason why the cops shouldn't be able to track down a stolen cell phone.

I never said there was a reason why they shouldn't be able to, I said that there are different people making money from the theft.

And, as someone pointed out to you in the other thread, hiding in your basement waiting for someone to rob you then executing them will never, ever be legal.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation May 15, 2014, 20:26 Beamer
 
Microsoft announced 115,000 Xbones sold in April.
Ouch.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization May 15, 2014, 20:14 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2014, 20:08:
In fact, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if it ever came out that the large cell phone manufacturers are paying people to steal cell phones.

For... for real?
Like, really for real? You genuinely believe there's a VP of Cell Phone Thievery at Apple?

Honestly?
This is a thing, and you believe it unironically?


You're misplacing your anger, regardless. Cellphone thievery isn't a large revenue driver. What percentage of cellphones do you think get stolen? Do you know anyone that's had one stolen? I know, well, everyone I know has a cellphone. I don't know a single person that's had their stolen. Lost, cracked, dropped in a toilet, sure, but not stolen. The percentage of cellphones stolen, relative to the percentage sold, is miniscule.

However, the percentage of people keeping cellphone insurance at $6.99 per month, or whatever, in case things happen, the scariest of which is it being stolen, is pretty high.
Manufacturers don't profit there, but some of their partners do...
 
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