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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 8, 2014, 03:19 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 23:23:
Beamer wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 15:27:
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 15:17:
If he's fleecing advertisers that's their problem. And yes, it's all very shady. Those reviews he pointed out smack of viral marketing.

How is it fleecing advertisers?
From what I gather, they operate on views. Views are still legit. The author is claiming some of the downloads aren't.

Once it hit the top of the charts, though... App store apps are so hard to search that being on the top of the charts means you're a hit. It's self-reinforcing. There are legitimately millions of people spending millions of hours in this game.

If he's using bots than he's defrauding advertisers. What's so difficult to understand about that?

From what I can tell, no one is accusing him of doing anything other than using bots to download and rate, not to play.

Which wouldn't defraud advertisers. They pay for players, not downloads.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 7, 2014, 22:00 Beamer
 
Longswd wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 21:32:
He didn't "choose" to flee to Russia, the US stranded him there when it yanked his passport. I wish people would get that right. Repeating that crap only serves the government narrative.


well, he did flee the us. No denying that. For good reason, but in order to make revoking his passport meaningful he needed to be outside the us borders.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Closed
44. Re: Titanfall Beta Closed Feb 7, 2014, 19:29 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 19:11:
Beamer wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 15:14:
I don't recall them ever making it seem more than 6v6, but I also don't pay close attention to games that are well over a year out.
From what I remember of the videos from E3 last year, though, it looked like Call of Duty. To the extent that we all called it Call of Duty with Mechs. Call of Duty is historically 6v6 (with Big Game options that aren't much played.)


Modern Warfare 2 was derided because it took the total number of PC players per server down to 18 from 32. It hasn't been historically 6vs6, they have just gradually pared it down to nothing from what it was. Why? So they could make smaller maps that are quicker to churn out while removing the need for servers.

And in the BF series you can always choose to have smaller servers. The maps shrink based on the number of players. So those of us who love 64 players can play, but people who love 32, 24, or 16 can also play.

Titanfall has limited itself to only those who love small player counts.

Smaller maps aren't inherently quicker to turn out.
But, when you're designing around your biggest platforms (console), and those platforms have a certain player limit, you design your maps to that limit. So MW maps are built for 6v6. You could put more there on the PC, but why?

I remember playing de_dust 18v18. And it sucked.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The LEGO Movie Videogame
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - The LEGO Movie Videogame Feb 7, 2014, 19:23 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 18:28:
A game about a movie about a game...

We've had other games about movies about games (Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game), but this is a game about a movie about a toy series, not a game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 7, 2014, 18:48 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 18:07:
InBlack wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 10:28:
Tackling the broken patent system would mean taking away power from corporations and lawyers in some way or form, so ahem....not gonna happen. Sorry.

Almost all politicians are lawyers for a reason. They could fix the patent system, tax code, et al. but they'd be putting themselves out of work if they did.

Few of them were patent lawyers.

The bigger issue is the huge amount of chaos it would cause. No politician wants to step into that quagmire because any change will have enormous ripple effects. What we have sucks, but people understand how it sucks and how to interact with it, and have made extremely costly decisions based upon that. Shaking it will have enormous ramifications. It will cost a lot of people a lot of money. And, even worse, it will get torn to shreds by everyone. Corporations will see some complaints, courts will see other complaints, and columnists everywhere will be vicious.

It's a thankless task that pisses everyone off and is almost definitely an end to a career.



I agree it needs to be done, but I wouldn't jump up and down volunteering to do so. There's no gain for a politician doing it, because it's almost guaranteed the end of their career. It would be very, very taxing, very, very difficult, and ultimately just make you someone no one likes.
And Cutter, while I believe I know your response to this, remember, if you're someone who believes in sacrificing your career for the greater good, you likely haven't made it this far in politics, because our flawed political system isn't geared to support that, and that's a much bigger problem than this.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Feb 7, 2014, 18:43 Beamer
 
A more expensive, social game with a sense of diluted heroism isn't what we're looking for when we come to Elder Scrolls, and I'm saddened by Bethesda's inability to recognize this.

I really don't think that Bethesda doesn't realize this. They just realize that a huge portion of gamers like grinding and waiting for monsters to spawn alongside ButtMonster420.

Or, maybe, they like playing with their friends, raiding, and finding loot.

Me? I hate that stuff. My month with WoW was miserable. And, while I feel Skyrim had some huge flaws (that I guess would be solved if I rebought it for the PC, which I may do), it was my kind of game.


From what I understand, Bethesda didn't take any resources, outside of writing, away from the SP TES games. This was a new team. There's no attempt to supplant or replace, just supplement.
And I'm ok with that. It's a viable property for this kind of thing, and there's a (decreasingly) large amount of people that love this kind of game.
So long as it doesn't screw my TES games up, I'm ok with it. And, if this is successful, it may even sway some of the MMO players to also buy TES games. Though, given the 20 million in sales, I can't imagine too many haven't.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
63. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 7, 2014, 17:06 Beamer
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 15:47:

And you could have friends in this world but oddly you don't. You sit home and play video games BY YOURSELF! Oh wait, that's not odd at all. It's just pathetic and sad. Enjoy your weekend! Heheheeeee


...

And still, all this over a newsmax article and the lack of a single datapoint. "I could give datapoints, but I'll just say you have no friends and giggle. Not that I have no data, just that I like making things up so I'll keep doing it."
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 7, 2014, 15:27 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 15:17:
If he's fleecing advertisers that's their problem. And yes, it's all very shady. Those reviews he pointed out smack of viral marketing.

How is it fleecing advertisers?
From what I gather, they operate on views. Views are still legit. The author is claiming some of the downloads aren't.

Once it hit the top of the charts, though... App store apps are so hard to search that being on the top of the charts means you're a hit. It's self-reinforcing. There are legitimately millions of people spending millions of hours in this game.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Closed
42. Re: Titanfall Beta Closed Feb 7, 2014, 15:14 Beamer
 
I don't recall them ever making it seem more than 6v6, but I also don't pay close attention to games that are well over a year out.
From what I remember of the videos from E3 last year, though, it looked like Call of Duty. To the extent that we all called it Call of Duty with Mechs. Call of Duty is historically 6v6 (with Big Game options that aren't much played.)

So, if we all thought it was another CoD, did anyone really expect it to have more players?

I'll never get this demand for more players, either. Plenty of great games have few players. Plenty of terrible games have lots of players. Each has pros. Each has cons. Personally, I enjoy the smaller team games than the larger ones. In a smaller team game, you can have more of an impact and it isn't so much chaos. "But Beamer," someone will say, "when I go out with 32 of my friends in BF3/4 we have so much fun and it isn't random chaos at all!" Fantastic. I don't play with friends online, I tend to play solo. So I don't play BF3/4, because those games aren't much fun that way. This is a game made for people like me. You can ignore it, and play BF3/4, because they're made for people like you.
The great thing about a lot of games is that there's enormous variety.

All the people endlessly bitching about 6v6 kind of make me feel like I should go into every Amnesia thread and bitch about how you don't have enough guns and ammo to kill every enemy, or into every Grimlock thread and bitch about not having free movement.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
61. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 7, 2014, 15:09 Beamer
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 14:35:
Beamer wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 12:27:
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 12:00:
Beamer wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 10:51:

Your issue is that you're probably too stupid to understand why any of this is happening. You'll resort back to "IT'S GOVERNMENT SPENDING, STUPID!" when it clearly says that BH is lowering its exposure to consumer purchasing stocks.

In other words, stocks that depend on individual consumers buying things.
Because individual consumers don't have enough money to buy things.
But the average income in America has never been higher.

It's weird, right. Companies are hurting because the average American can't afford to buy enough crap, but the average income has never been higher.
I wonder where that money is going and where the problem is...

You make me laugh and I realize that itís a complete waste of time trying to talk to someone like you because you can only hear what you want but here goes.

Yeah, I'm too stupid. My IQ is around 150, but yeah, I'm too stupid. I bet you have a lot of 'true' friends in real life (not online) judging by the way you start every conversation by insulting people. Real nice guy! I'm sure you're very popular and people don't make fun of you every time you turn your back. I read your comments almost every day and can't help but think about how pathetic, annoying and miserable you are. Iím sure that most people here will agree with me even if they donít verbalize it. I canít imagine anyone actually liking someone like you except in the rare chance that someone equally as pathetic needs a friend because nobody else will put up with them/you.

BTW, I completely understand the article that I linked.

I like how you assume that I blame the government. Typical troll response. Since you brought it up though, I think that the government is simply in damage control mode imho. The economy will probably crash regardless of what they are doing and many think that they are just prolonging the inevitable with their Band-Aids in hopes of some miracle which will turn things around. Theyíre only human and I would expect nothing less from them.
While I donít think itís all their fault, the government doesn't exactly have clean hands in this either though. They did get us involved in 2 wars that lasted nearly a decade and cost us trillions of dollars and where did it get us? How did that help our economy besides inflating the pockets of the military industrial complex? I'm guessing that that sort of thing doesn't register in your mind though. I wasnít going to point fingers at the government but since YOU brought it up, there it is.

So why do you think that people can't afford to buy anything? Maybe because the dollar isn't worth a damn anymore and prices are skyrocketing?

If those stocks that depend on people spending money go down, what do you suppose happens to all the other stocks? Do you suppose that they will maintain their value indefinitely while the rest of the dominos are falling around them?

I find it amusing that you think that the average income is higher than it has ever been. I burst out laughing when I read that. That shows me that you don't really understand inflation. Sure, people are making more money on paper but if money isn't worth as much as it used to be, are people REALLY making more money? The answer is no, they arenít making more just because the number appears to be higher. They are actually making less when you figure in the cost of living and other costs. Walk into any store and try to buy something. The quantities are less than they used to be and the cost is quite a bit higher. The quality of goods is also much less than it once was. Youíre a smart guy so donít expect me to believe that you donít understand this.

So do you even have a point besides insulting/trolling people on a daily basis? Sometimes you have some brilliant things to say, but most of the time youíre just a jerk who likes to hear himself talk.

Oops, you dropped something. It's a completely unverifiable IQ quote. That uses "around," as well.
But, you can tell me which of the Triple Nine Society exams you qualified on. It's extremely douchey to mention these things, or join a society like the Triple Nines (or better), but, I mean, it would add more credibility if you told me which of those exams you took to get your number.

Followed by a paragraph about me instead of about any substance.
Somewhat typical.

Prices are skyrocketing? Apparently you haven't been to the mall of late. Yes, milk is more expensive. Yes, gas is more expensive (though cars are using significantly less of it.) But clothing? Pretty damned cheap. Toys? Video games? Electronics? Automobiles? Prices have either remained the same or crashed virtually everywhere other than energy. The dollar remains pretty strong and, even where it isn't, prices haven't altered much, leaving foreign entities making less on what they sell us, rather than expecting us to pay more.

So, you're not entirely right about that. Unless you want to show me a price that's skyrocketing. I'm paying about the same I paid for gas 8 years ago, in any case, so even that isn't moving very much.

I'm also fascinated by your lack of any data points, other than a newsmax article. That you're even mentioning inflation is also fascinating, because it means you did not understand the point I was making. Inflation doesn't alter it.
But, for sake of argument, fine:
According to these numbers, income in the US has rose 19.06% from 2006-2012.
Yet, according to these numbers, inflation was only 13.9%
In other words, the income of Americans outpaced inflation by about 50%.

And every American should have been making about 20% more in 2012, excluding promotions, than they were in 2006.
Think that's true?

And does this smash your little "inflation" theory, which seems based not on numbers but empty thoughts in your head, or do I need to start pricing goods from 2006 and showing what they cost in 2012?

Just to clarify, as far as the IQ thing goes, it's simple. I was tested several times while growing up and each time the score was slightly different but was always near 150, hence the ďabout 150Ē statement. Anyone with experience in such things would understand that this happens because the tests are slightly different depending on when/where you take them. I couldn't care less as to whether or not you believe me though. I donít need to feed my ego like some people seem to and I certainly donít set out to impress trolls like you. Of course itís easy for anyone without real world experience in such matters to do a simple web search to come off sounding like they know wtf theyíre talking about. Sound familiar?

For the bit about you, it seemed appropriate given the FACT that you opened up with the insults and you insult people constantly. The only people that seem to agree with you (when youíre trolling) are the cowardly ones who are too afraid that you'll turn on them next so they kiss your ass. You know, the whole "keep your friends close" thing. Yeah, that almost certainly applies to the people who you think are your friends. Think about it. You probably already know itís true. Itís a real shame because youíre obviously a very intelligent guy but you seem to lack any social skills. Anyways, thatís not my problem, is it?

I might have been a bit off in saying that prices are ďskyrocketingĒ but they are certainly increasing in many areas. Taking your mall example, walk into any sneaker store and look at the crappy sneakers that are being sold for $100 - $150+. Most of them look like they were made in 1985. Hell, we had better sneakers in the 90s and they didn't cost that much. Very few of the current generation of sneakers measure up to the quality sneakers that were once on those same shelves and if they do compare they cost well over $200. Many of those sneakers Iím referring to come from those foreign entities which you mentioned. Thatís just one example for your mall theory. The other things that you pointed out as to not changing in price, like video games, were overpriced to begin with so there was no room for the prices to go up and if they did, people wouldnít buy them. Itís the things that we need in order to survive which are being impacted the most by higher costs and lower quantity/quality. You might assume that you are paying about the same in some areas that you did years ago, but howís the quality of those products in comparison?

You can point to all the data points you want, but the fact remains, in the real world, prices are going up while quality and quantity are going down. I could pull in a hundred data points but there will always be a segment of the population with alternate viewpoints who will write the exact opposite so whatís the point of wasting time on such things? To try to win a pissing contest? No thanks.

I guess weíll have to wait and see if the economy actually does crash before either of us knows who is correct. Until then, Iíll enjoy reading your trolling attempts because it always makes me feel better about myself. Thanks for that.

So, then, none of the recognized exams, gotcha.

I don't think anyone here is my friend, or agrees with me regularly, or is afraid of me. But I do enjoy talking about myself.

Crappy sneakers tend to be around $40-$50. Less than that if you go into H&M. The ones over $100 are out there, sure, but, I mean, I had a pair of $200 Reebok Pumps in the 1980s. And several pairs of $150 Jordans. Jordans are still $150. And no shoe will go as expensive as those first Pumps were. You're just showing selective memory here.

You could throw out data points, yet oddly, you don't.

 
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News Comments > Sledgehammer Gets Its Own CoD Title
17. Re: Sledgehammer Gets Its Own CoD Title Feb 7, 2014, 13:05 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 13:02:
No, in MW2 you at least still have to fire a gun occasionally, as you sometimes need to blow up a tank.

And the rocket launcher is, logically, in the fucking Burger King across the street, because REASONS.


I will say this - Ghosts SP was actually fun. The set pieces were pretty amusing. The plot was pretty easy to understand. Stupid, but not incoherent. And I don't recall infinite spawning.

The MP just sucked. Every single aspect was a huge step backwards.

The MW games, after the original, had awful SP. Incoherent plots, setpieces that were sometimes cool but defied logic, and the damn infinite spawning.

But they had some killer MP maps and ideas.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
57. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 7, 2014, 12:27 Beamer
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 12:00:
Beamer wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 10:51:

Your issue is that you're probably too stupid to understand why any of this is happening. You'll resort back to "IT'S GOVERNMENT SPENDING, STUPID!" when it clearly says that BH is lowering its exposure to consumer purchasing stocks.

In other words, stocks that depend on individual consumers buying things.
Because individual consumers don't have enough money to buy things.
But the average income in America has never been higher.

It's weird, right. Companies are hurting because the average American can't afford to buy enough crap, but the average income has never been higher.
I wonder where that money is going and where the problem is...

You make me laugh and I realize that itís a complete waste of time trying to talk to someone like you because you can only hear what you want but here goes.

Yeah, I'm too stupid. My IQ is around 150, but yeah, I'm too stupid. I bet you have a lot of 'true' friends in real life (not online) judging by the way you start every conversation by insulting people. Real nice guy! I'm sure you're very popular and people don't make fun of you every time you turn your back. I read your comments almost every day and can't help but think about how pathetic, annoying and miserable you are. Iím sure that most people here will agree with me even if they donít verbalize it. I canít imagine anyone actually liking someone like you except in the rare chance that someone equally as pathetic needs a friend because nobody else will put up with them/you.

BTW, I completely understand the article that I linked.

I like how you assume that I blame the government. Typical troll response. Since you brought it up though, I think that the government is simply in damage control mode imho. The economy will probably crash regardless of what they are doing and many think that they are just prolonging the inevitable with their Band-Aids in hopes of some miracle which will turn things around. Theyíre only human and I would expect nothing less from them.
While I donít think itís all their fault, the government doesn't exactly have clean hands in this either though. They did get us involved in 2 wars that lasted nearly a decade and cost us trillions of dollars and where did it get us? How did that help our economy besides inflating the pockets of the military industrial complex? I'm guessing that that sort of thing doesn't register in your mind though. I wasnít going to point fingers at the government but since YOU brought it up, there it is.

So why do you think that people can't afford to buy anything? Maybe because the dollar isn't worth a damn anymore and prices are skyrocketing?

If those stocks that depend on people spending money go down, what do you suppose happens to all the other stocks? Do you suppose that they will maintain their value indefinitely while the rest of the dominos are falling around them?

I find it amusing that you think that the average income is higher than it has ever been. I burst out laughing when I read that. That shows me that you don't really understand inflation. Sure, people are making more money on paper but if money isn't worth as much as it used to be, are people REALLY making more money? The answer is no, they arenít making more just because the number appears to be higher. They are actually making less when you figure in the cost of living and other costs. Walk into any store and try to buy something. The quantities are less than they used to be and the cost is quite a bit higher. The quality of goods is also much less than it once was. Youíre a smart guy so donít expect me to believe that you donít understand this.

So do you even have a point besides insulting/trolling people on a daily basis? Sometimes you have some brilliant things to say, but most of the time youíre just a jerk who likes to hear himself talk.

Oops, you dropped something. It's a completely unverifiable IQ quote. That uses "around," as well.
But, you can tell me which of the Triple Nine Society exams you qualified on. It's extremely douchey to mention these things, or join a society like the Triple Nines (or better), but, I mean, it would add more credibility if you told me which of those exams you took to get your number.

Followed by a paragraph about me instead of about any substance.
Somewhat typical.

Prices are skyrocketing? Apparently you haven't been to the mall of late. Yes, milk is more expensive. Yes, gas is more expensive (though cars are using significantly less of it.) But clothing? Pretty damned cheap. Toys? Video games? Electronics? Automobiles? Prices have either remained the same or crashed virtually everywhere other than energy. The dollar remains pretty strong and, even where it isn't, prices haven't altered much, leaving foreign entities making less on what they sell us, rather than expecting us to pay more.

So, you're not entirely right about that. Unless you want to show me a price that's skyrocketing. I'm paying about the same I paid for gas 8 years ago, in any case, so even that isn't moving very much.

I'm also fascinated by your lack of any data points, other than a newsmax article. That you're even mentioning inflation is also fascinating, because it means you did not understand the point I was making. Inflation doesn't alter it.
But, for sake of argument, fine:
According to these numbers, income in the US has rose 19.06% from 2006-2012.
Yet, according to these numbers, inflation was only 13.9%
In other words, the income of Americans outpaced inflation by about 50%.

And every American should have been making about 20% more in 2012, excluding promotions, than they were in 2006.
Think that's true?

And does this smash your little "inflation" theory, which seems based not on numbers but empty thoughts in your head, or do I need to start pricing goods from 2006 and showing what they cost in 2012?

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
55. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 7, 2014, 10:51 Beamer
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 10:09:
nin wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 09:38:

You're not really helping your case here...


I would like to hope that you are correct and that I am wrong, but I expect there to be an even bigger economic crash in the next few years. I didn't come to this conclusion on my own. I got the information from some of the brightest investors on the planet who are dumping American stocks at an alarming rate.


Edit:
Saw this yesterday. People should be concerned instead of just brushing it off as nonsense especially since many other investors are saying the same thing.

I suppose that a 4/10 isn't so bad actually. Thinking2

Your issue is that you're probably too stupid to understand why any of this is happening. You'll resort back to "IT'S GOVERNMENT SPENDING, STUPID!" when it clearly says that BH is lowering its exposure to consumer purchasing stocks.

In other words, stocks that depend on individual consumers buying things.
Because individual consumers don't have enough money to buy things.
But the average income in America has never been higher.

It's weird, right. Companies are hurting because the average American can't afford to buy enough crap, but the average income has never been higher.
I wonder where that money is going and where the problem is...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 7, 2014, 10:47 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 10:22:
As usual Kotick is clueless as ever. Destiny to start with is a console only game. It will be superceded by the next big title within 6 months.

Servers will be offline within two years if they make it that long.

Yet, even if any of that were true (and the latter part certainly isn't) why would it matter?

GTA5 is the best selling game of all time now, right? It's console only. So your first point is meaningless.
And being superceded also doesn't matter. The next big title will probably be a sequel, but regardless, being the best-selling new IP in history would really be obvious within a month.

Titanfall would probably make it, had it been cross-platform. Because, really, competition for new IP is weak.

Also, Destiny isn't an MMO. It's an FPS where you can cross into other people's games. It's kind of like if, in Counterstrike, you'd occasionally run into another two squads battling it out.
 
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News Comments > Sledgehammer Gets Its Own CoD Title
10. Re: Sledgehammer Gets Its Own CoD Title Feb 7, 2014, 00:50 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 23:48:
Quboid wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 22:55:
nin wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 22:28:
Dagnamit wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 22:14:
nin wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 20:20:
Loopy wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 19:55:
I won't be happy until we have hourly CoD releases. < >

Yep. Spinning around the drain just a little faster...going to make that collapse even larger when it finally happens.


idk man. Each of these new CoD games gross at least 500 million dollars. If they they keep adding devs to makes these games, are they really doing that bad? Seems a boom, not a bust.


There's got to be a limit, at some point. WWII games got run into the ground. The next Need For Speed just got shelved. Remember how Band Hero and DJ Hero flopped, as people were tired of yearly music games?

At some point, there has to be saturation. I'm not saying it's this fall or anything like that, but I don't believe they can keep the forward momentum going forever. Certainly not enough to support 3 dev houses and the advertising each game costs.


It's good that they're each getting another year but I also get the feeling that this series is getting played out. Ghosts seemed to be received quite badly, particularly on the PC but not exclusively, and sales are well down too. Given how many people seem to rush out and buy the new CoD immediately, a bad instalment could have even more effect on sales of the next title - and start a spiral losing market share. Maybe Battlefield could have benefited but Dice stuffed that up.

6v6 kills Ghost.

Bad maps killed Ghost.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2014, 18:12 Beamer
 
Speed skating is objectively great to watch. Any sport where one person can wipe out is great, but in speed skating they can take 75% of the field out when they go down.  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2014, 16:52 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 16:31:
ďBill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,Ē the source said.

Effing lulz!

And meh bleh to the Olympics. So many of the "sports" are based on "artistic merit" which means they aren't real sports to begin with. As for the winter olympics about the only thing I really like is the bobsledding and biathlon. The biathlon being the only actual practical sport in the entire games.

"Practical sport" sounds like an oxymoron. I mean, they're leisure activities to begin with.
 
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7. Re: CEA: 73% Of Those Who See An Ultra HD TV Want One Feb 6, 2014, 16:29 Beamer
 
Affordability doesn't even have much to do with it.

I see thousands of things every day that I "want." That doesn't mean I intend to buy it. Even if it's cheap. I want a pet elephant. But if you were to offer me one today, for free, I'd say no. I still want it.

Plus, the question is "would you want it at some point in time?" Not "will you buy it soon?" I'm pretty certain 73% of this topic will own a 4K TV at some point. Within 5 or 6 years, they'll be almost all that's on the market, so many of us will own one. That doesn't mean we said "hey, I need a 4K TV," just like 3D, it more means we said "hey, I need a pretty good TV," and all the pretty good TVs were also 4K.

Wish I remembered who used to argue with me about how 3D TVs would become common simply because people buying upscale TVs had no choice. That became true, at least for 4 or so years.
 
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31. Re: Titanfall Beta Closed Feb 6, 2014, 16:15 Beamer
 
siapnar wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 15:36:
Beamer wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 15:33:
Yup, because 6v6 is just like 4 player deathmatch. Very comparable.
I seem to remember DOOM supporting 16 players in one mode.

You remember either later modded versions or you remember incorrectly.
It allowed 2 players via modem or 4 players via LAN.
 
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27. Re: Titanfall Beta Closed Feb 6, 2014, 15:33 Beamer
 
siapnar wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 15:06:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 13:52:
The first previews looked epic. Huge battles with foot soldiers and mechs. Then we find out that 90% of the battlefield was AI. What? Look at videos from BF4. Huge battlefields with foot soldiers and vehicles blasting away and ALL of them are players.
Yeah, I'm not sure I understand that. Maybe they don't want the gameplay competing with their other flagship franchise.

Still, even with countless AI playing, it's going to be obvious there are only a few players in there. 6v6 is like.. we're taking a step back from the original DOOM

Either way, I'm still optimistic

Yup, because 6v6 is just like 4 player deathmatch. Very comparable.
 
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