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News Comments > Op Ed
72. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 23:10 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 22:21:
hat's the biggest issue here. So many morons think Anita calls for censorship. She doesn't, she calls for improvement.

And you are sure if this? Admittedly I often grow nauseated by her nonsensical blathering and miss some of what she says but I can't remember her specifically stating exactly what she is after except in the most ambiguous of terms. How can you know where she will stop in her crusade to browbeat game developers into only making games that conform to her delusional vision of how women should be portrayed exclusively? It certainly doesn't help that the examples she poses as sexism more often than not aren't at all sexist - how can anyone be sure what she wants when she is so off the mark in what she is saying?

100% positive. She doesn't even call games bad, she calls trends bad, and even then just due to how overwhelmingly common they are. She doesn't say "people that do this shouldn't be making games," she says "here are all the games that do this, showing a lack of originality and a very common trend."

It isn't browbeating, it isn't lecturing, and it certainly isn't censorship. It's showing very common themes (tropes, I guess I just should have said) that are fine when it's a handful of games but become repetitive and problematic when it's a preponderance of them.

The analogy she uses is movies. Pulp Fiction is a very violent movie, and it's loved. No one really complains about it being hyperviolent. But that's in part because there are so many other movies out there that don't have the same themes. In video games, that isn't true. Nearly every game overlaps with nearly every other game. We see the same plots and the same plot points. Taken individually, they're mostly fine, but put together and looking at the big picture it's something that could be improved greatly.

But that's the big disagreement in GamerGate, isn't it (I mean, other than whether it's about women or about journalism.) One side thinks the problems are in aggregate. The other side hears about the problems and thinks it means them as individuals.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2014, 23:08 Beamer
 
Whoa, Cutter and Julio are both Jenny McCarthy.


Wait, why is that surprising? It all makes sense now.
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans
23. Re: Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans Sep 20, 2014, 20:44 Beamer
 
briktal wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 20:36:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 20:27:
Kajetan wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 16:13:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 13:57:
The bad: they do this on the backs of consumers
Backers are NOT consumers. I am a backer of DF9 and while i am still a little pissed, i accept that crowdfunding is NOT buying a game. Its my responsibility and my risk.

Well, for my 10 quids i got a wonderful soundtrack and several hours of fun, while still being in alpha. Its not a total loss as one might think

If this had been a kickstarter I may agree with you, but even then what are you getting for your risk? Nothing. You aren't an investor. You're paying a company to do something they may or may not do that, in years past, they'd have to find a larger investor to cover. Someone that would get equity.

By going to you, they get to keep all the profit themselves yet, for some reason, you take on risk.

Let's be honest. Kickstarter/Early Access, for the consumer, is almost 100% identical to preordering. Everything people bring up when they go on about "don't preorder games" applies to Kickstarter and Early Access.

Except that, when you preorder, you do not get charged until release. And if it becomes obvious before release that the game isn't going to be what you expected, you can either cancel the preorder or return the unopened game.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2014, 20:28 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 20:12:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 15:27:
Shocking. I thought violent videogames were murder simulators.

Well, they are team building, problem solving, equality teaching murder simulators.


Again, to quote Milo from Breitbart:
So ignore the shoddy, opportunistic posturing from feminists about Rodgerís crimes. Itís the blurring of fantasy and reality in todayís video game-obsessed young men thatís the real enemy. If thereís a cultural milieu that contributed to the creation of Elliot Rodger, it was that of nihilistic video games, not the myth of patriarchal oppression
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans
21. Re: Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans Sep 20, 2014, 20:27 Beamer
 
Kajetan wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 16:13:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 13:57:
The bad: they do this on the backs of consumers
Backers are NOT consumers. I am a backer of DF9 and while i am still a little pissed, i accept that crowdfunding is NOT buying a game. Its my responsibility and my risk.

Well, for my 10 quids i got a wonderful soundtrack and several hours of fun, while still being in alpha. Its not a total loss as one might think

If this had been a kickstarter I may agree with you, but even then what are you getting for your risk? Nothing. You aren't an investor. You're paying a company to do something they may or may not do that, in years past, they'd have to find a larger investor to cover. Someone that would get equity.

By going to you, they get to keep all the profit themselves yet, for some reason, you take on risk.
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2014, 20:14 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 16:51:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 13:01:
But is googling someone's username and finding his child porn past really "doxxing?" It's page one of Google.
As we all know, someone's username is the same all across the internet right? Are we in s.korea now?

What?
I didn't say he had the same username everywhere, I said jaistar2k22 is such a unique combination of letters and numbers that the odds of two different people using it to complain about video games and women at the exact same time, both getting called out for sexism, seems extremely unlikely. Extremely. Two different people, exact same post content, over the same period.

Another Beamer? Sure, there are quite a few. Another Prez, nin, Cutter, Redmask, ASeven, The Half Elf? I'd believe that no problem. Another Jaistar2k22? Nope.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
70. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 20:12 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 15:41:
I don't really care about the Quinnspiracy. I generally don't pay attention to any of those sites anyway. I am curious about who threatened Sarkeesian. Those tweets were just...weird. They were like something a hollywood screenwriter would write, not some dudebro raging against someone they felt was attacking their hobby. It just doesn't fit the profile, so I'm curious to see who it was that posted those.

Now moot from 4chan is claiming he's gotten them, too.
And that he wants gamergate supporters to leave his site.

In response, some gamergate supporters are saying that, if he doesn't retract his demand that they leave, they will leave.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2014, 14:03 Beamer
 
Oh god.
"Oh product is too hard to deliver due to all the advertising, so we're charging you extra for it."

 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 20, 2014, 14:01 Beamer
 
It's the new Kindle Voyage I'm after.

1) HD screen? Meh.
2) Touchscreen? Noooooope
3) $199, plus $20 for no ads (which aren't really obtrusive), plus $60 for 3G? Nope
4) Paperwhite on a device that doesn't make me move my thumbs to turn pages? Ok, fine, take my $260!
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans
5. Re: Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans Sep 20, 2014, 13:57 Beamer
 
The good: a dev can see that a game won't actually sell before they fully commit to it and risk their livelihood

The bad: they do this on the backs of consumers

DF needs to reimburse some people. Do they need to reimburse the full amount for people that got a few months of gameplay? Maybe, maybe not (I'd lean towards "yes, absolutely.")
But this is part of why I'd never do an Early Access. Aside from not understanding playing an incomplete game, I just don't trust that most games will finish looking like they were claimed.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
64. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 13:24 Beamer
 
harlock wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 09:40:
now i have nothing against it at all, but i want to know why something like NFL football and all its surrounding markets isnt regarded as "sexist" and "male-dominated" and "violent" and how cheerleaders are not regarded as "sexual props" or a "titilating environment"

and thats just one example out of hundreds

see, but logical thinking isnt even involved in this - honestly i think it boils down to the crusaders thinking "oh these guys are nerds, they are pushovers, lets walk all over them and push their noses in the dirt so we can climb on top of them and show how superior we are"

Really?
You've never once heard anyone complain about how misogynistic professional sports are?
You've never heard complaints about it being male dominated or how cheerleaders/ice girls are "sexual props?"

Do you pay attention to anything? Have you even missed conversations about why women are relegated solely to sideline reporters?

Of course, those discussions have been had millions of times and haven't gone many places, but hockey has very much relented on ice girls due to complaints and you see women in more and more aspects of sports reporting than ever.

I still don't see the point. People involved in Gamergate tend to care more about games than sports, so they discuss it. Maybe not Milo, or Adam Baldwin, or Christine Sommers, or possibly Anita, but the people discussing this daily don't much care about the NFL but very much care about games. That's their primary hobby.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
63. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 13:21 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 07:05:
This is the last thing I say to you Beamer. What one does outside one workplace is not a sufficient reason for terminating a contract and you, as a lawyer, should know that better than anyone. Insulting your boss, sure there's enough reason there, being a misogynist, not so much.

But this I will say, you and your sanctimonious SJW friends, acting like moral police from your high horses and wanting what any moral police movement ever wanted throughout history, absolute control through censorship, corruption and other unlawful methods (and that has been proved throughout gamergate, it's the SJWs that have resorted to censorship time and time again to quiet an argument they cannot refute through logic and facts), never questioning what you're told, never trying to validate anything that you are presented with from both sides of the argument, and promoting anti-consumer methods, are nothing more than misologists. Go find out what it is and realize you and your group fit it perfectly.

Oh Jesus. Your knowledge of the law is right there with Cutter's knowledge of it (and his knowledge of everything else.)

1) Of course it is! The Mozilla guy got fired for a political donation. Ray Rice got fired for beating his wife in an elevator. What you do outside a workplace is perfectly sufficient for firing someone so long as what they are doing isn't a protected category (e.g., can't be fired for being a religion, can be fired for being a dick.)

2) Who are my "SJW friends." You guys act like I'm part of some cabal. This is the only place I discuss this shit, and do you see anyone really jumping in with me to call a "friend?" Christ, you guys can be such victims sometimes.

3) NO ONE WANTS CENSORSHIP! That's the biggest issue here. So many morons think Anita calls for censorship. She doesn't, she calls for improvement. There's such a big difference between "you shouldn't do this" and "you should not be allowed to do this!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
62. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 13:15 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 12:44:
The person who got fired a few posts below was false flagged due to someone using his nick to host child porn. SJWs showing moral superiority!

This is just so fucked up that at this point there's no words to describe this.

So you don't believe Anita got death threats, but you do believe there are two Jaistar2k22 s out there posting about women and video games. The guy on twitter is also on some YouTube "blacklists" for misogynist comments dating to March, and his YouTube profile shies people leaving comments calling him sexist 3-5 years ago.

But there's another jaistar2k22, with the same interests. Sure.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2014, 13:01 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 07:51:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 05:28:
Oh, and look, that fucking guy started the community "Slut Shaming" on reddit. That link is NSFW and the main image is clearly two children under 16.

Yeah, he's a really good guy. You should all rally around him.
Oh look, you're supporting doxxing and exactly the same thing that you claim that the sjw's aren't doing. Oh the irony!

What am I claiming sjws aren't doing?
Nothing. You seem to repeatedly forget I think there are morins supporting any and every viewpoint. My history is easy to search, who me where I said something isn't being done. Again, cite your angry claims.

But is googling someone's username and finding his child porn past really "doxxing?" It's page one of Google.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
52. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 06:01 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 03:41:
And here's what may be the handiwork of SJWs. If true this is getting beyond disgusting, getting people cut off from their ISPs and fired from their jobs is repugnant.

As I said in the other topic, this guy called his female boss a pussy, and he started the underage forum "slutshaming" on reddit.

Rally around him, he's not a misogynist at all!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2014, 05:30 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 05:01:
Cutter's legal knowledge once again shown to be fucking laughable.

Why'd you use the word "legal?"
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2014, 05:28 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 03:59:
As a heads up to those intereted, apparently SJW's are now doxxing pro-GG individuals. At least one person as lost their job over it. I've had 11 intrusion attempts against my twitter account as well since I started posting there.

Oh, and look, that fucking guy started the community "Slut Shaming" on reddit. That link is NSFW and the main image is clearly two children under 16.

Yeah, he's a really good guy. You should all rally around him.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2014, 05:23 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 03:59:
As a heads up to those intereted, apparently SJW's are now doxxing pro-GG individuals. At least one person as lost their job over it. I've had 11 intrusion attempts against my twitter account as well since I started posting there.

He's faking it - I'll bet he doxxed himself.

/s.

But a guy that says of his boss "I knew she'd be too pussy" probably was going to get his ass fired, anyway.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
34. Re: etc., etc. Sep 19, 2014, 21:09 Beamer
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 21:07:
Dmitri_M wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 20:23:
Beamer wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 12:29:
Also, I'm not so sure this was secret. If it was secret, why did they name it "Gaming Journalism Professionals?" Seems not that secret.

Maybe because Game Illuminati was taken? Oh, that's probably another conspiracy!

Are you implying that anyone who takes interest in this story is a conspiracy nut?
No.
But I think people are piling on to something insignificant because they're angry, not because they're being extremely rational about it.

And, not to detract from the point, but I'd like to remind those that think Milo is a hero (which is only a few people here, but still a few Julios here) that this is what Milo has said in the past about gamers:
About Elliot Rodgers, the guy in CA that went on a sorioty girl killing spree:
So ignore the shoddy, opportunistic posturing from feminists about Rodgerís crimes. Itís the blurring of fantasy and reality in todayís video game-obsessed young men thatís the real enemy. If thereís a cultural milieu that contributed to the creation of Elliot Rodger, it was that of nihilistic video games, not the myth of patriarchal oppression.

Yup, the guy saving us from the Jack Thompson of games is... blaming video games on a shooting spree?
Seriously, Milo said some guy went on a shooting spree because of games.

On GTAV:
Personally, I don't understand grown men wasting their lives playing computer games. It seems a bit sad to me... I'm more relaxed about violent video games than most, because it seems unlikely that they alone make people act out in real life. So what if they're the last resort of the frustrated beta male? It's not for me to legislate what weirdos in yellowing underpants get up to in their spare time.

Which is amazing. In May he said that video games caused a shooting spree. In August he said video games don't cause real world violence because men that play video games are sad, frustrated beta males.

But this is the real journalist?



Not to detract, none of this makes the Gaming Journalist Professionals mailing list less important and it shouldn't change anyone's opinion. But, I just wish the handful of people worshipping Milo as a savior actually read his prior articles.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
33. Re: etc., etc. Sep 19, 2014, 21:07 Beamer
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 20:23:
Beamer wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 12:29:
Also, I'm not so sure this was secret. If it was secret, why did they name it "Gaming Journalism Professionals?" Seems not that secret.

Maybe because Game Illuminati was taken? Oh, that's probably another conspiracy!

Are you implying that anyone who takes interest in this story is a conspiracy nut?

No.
But I think people are piling on to something insignificant because they're angry, not because they're being extremely rational about it.

And, not to detract from the point, but I'd like to remind those that think Milo is a hero (which is only a few people here, but still a few Julios here) that this is what Milo has said in the past about gamers:
About Elliot Rodgers, the guy in CA that went on a sorioty girl killing spree:
So ignore the shoddy, opportunistic posturing from feminists about Rodgerís crimes. Itís the blurring of fantasy and reality in todayís video game-obsessed young men thatís the real enemy. If thereís a cultural milieu that contributed to the creation of Elliot Rodger, it was that of nihilistic video games, not the myth of patriarchal oppression.

Yup, the guy saving us from the Jack Thompson of games is... blaming video games on a shooting spree?
Seriously, Milo said some guy went on a shooting spree because of games.

On GTAV:
Personally, I don't understand grown men wasting their lives playing computer games. It seems a bit sad to me... I'm more relaxed about violent video games than most, because it seems unlikely that they alone make people act out in real life. So what if they're the last resort of the frustrated beta male? It's not for me to legislate what weirdos in yellowing underpants get up to in their spare time.

Which is amazing. In May he said that video games caused a shooting spree. In August he said video games don't cause real world violence because men that play video games are sad, frustrated beta males.

But this is the real journalist?



Not to detract, none of this makes the Gaming Journalist Professionals mailing list less important and it shouldn't change anyone's opinion. But, I just wish the handful of people worshipping Milo as a savior actually read his prior articles.
 
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