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News Comments > Summer Sales Ending
42. Re: Summer Sales Ending Jun 30, 2014, 12:51 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 12:47:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 01:35:
Brataccas wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 00:49:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 23:55:
I'm a gamer.

I play shit on whatever platform I'm having fun on. Be it from Tetris back on the good old 1st gen Gameboy, Pokemon series on a 2Ds, Super Star Wars on a SNES, Sonic the Hedgehog on a Sega Genesis, Warhawk on the Playstation, Zelda on a N64, Halo on a Xbox, Metal Gear 2 on a PS2, Infamous on a PS3, All the Forza's on the 360, and just about everything else on my PC.
Oh and I have a soft spot for Are you Smarter then a 5th Grader on my Android Phone/Tablet, along with a copy of Minecraft for Consoles/PC/Tablet, even though my phone and tablet both have GTA3 on them as well.

Shut the fuck up, and quit worrying about what other people say and enjoy what you want, where you want it.

Cheers

Cheers


3rded...as a gamer, I go where the good games are.


It's the way to do it.
Then again, I also think "immersion" is a more bullshit term than things like "synergy" or "paradigm." I've never felt like I was Gordon Freeman or JC or Nathan Drake. Bad graphics don't stop me from playing OpenXcom, and it doesn't make Doom feel less "immersive" than the new Thief.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. removed Jun 30, 2014, 12:22 Beamer
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2014, 12:10 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 11:39:
4 ways Cracked's whining is really just a quite blatant shill.


Not sure which of those points you disagree with. The most pertinent two, possibly only pertinent two, are that a certain, very devoted demographic doesn't watch shows as they air (which is true - NBC's Thursday night was an absolutely beloved block of shows online that got no viewers at all), and that we aren't supporting our favorite shows (which, again, is true of more than just the shows - plenty of people here Adblock Blues, which means that, even though they spend all day here, they aren't supporting it.)

It isn't complaining about these things, or issuing a call to arms, it's just pointing out that a certain demographic, very much the urban youth demographic, has viewing habits that tend to ruin their shows. As someone that now barely watches anything because most of what I like seems to either get killed or have the budget cut to the point that it's neutered, I agree.
I just expect this to be the beginning of a trend that will hit all TV, not just the shows non-rural 18-25 year olds love. Broadcasters will have to adjust, not viewers. And it may turn out fine, as advertisers may learn how to deal and keep ponying up, or it may turn out terrible, as advertisers may not learn how to deal and instead force placement everywhere that can't be merely forwarded past (30 Rock did plenty of placement, and did it well, but if every show does it, even if ironically like 30 Rock, it'll just further strangle shows as people stop watching altogether.)
 
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News Comments > Summer Sales Ending
24. Re: Summer Sales Ending Jun 29, 2014, 22:33 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 22:22:
Beamer wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 21:08:
Quinn wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 20:07:
I'm a PC gamer. The one that defines himself as being pro the following: story; gameplay; immersion; graphics.

One of the weirdest things I've ever seen written here. Ever.\
Because no other gamer may value that?
Because PC games always have to value that, otherwise, what, they're "console crap" even if PC only?

Well, while perhaps not articulated as well as he might have, I largely agree with Quinn on his points. Most of those things are done better on PC.

- Story: Can be done equally well on either platform. Probably his weakest argument.
- Gameplay: PC gameplay, with it's vastly greater precision and number of controls, is simply more interesting and compelling.
- Immersion: The most immersive style of game is the FPS, and mouse control mimics natural movement much more closely than a controller. Higher resolution and options such as draw distance and AA which are superior on PC also add to immersion.
- Graphics: It's not even a contest.

The PC often has the best graphics. But c'mon. Minecraft has poor graphics and no plot. Is it a lesser game? How about teleglitched? Pixel Piracy?

The whole PC master race bullshit fails because most people claiming it are idiots. You articulated the benefits of pcs fine. He just came across as a loon.
 
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News Comments > Summer Sales Ending
21. Re: Summer Sales Ending Jun 29, 2014, 21:08 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 20:07:
I'm a PC gamer. The one that defines himself as being pro the following: story; gameplay; immersion; graphics.

One of the weirdest things I've ever seen written here. Ever.\
Because no other gamer may value that?
Because PC games always have to value that, otherwise, what, they're "console crap" even if PC only?
 
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News Comments > Summer Sales Ending
15. Re: Summer Sales Ending Jun 29, 2014, 19:44 Beamer
 
I didn't even go this time. Been too busy doing other things, like OpenXcom on a tablet.

I considered the Telltale games, but I don't think they're done yet, may as well wait. And I may, may, do Pixel Piracy.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
19. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 28, 2014, 16:03 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 15:26:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 12:43:
Really? Strange, as in unexpected? In the US 30% of adults say they take the Bible literally, and believe in creationism and an earth that's less than 10,000 years old. Religion is a very influential factor. Would sexual orientation be an issue at all if the churches weren't banging that drum to their devotees?

Gee, guy, take a look at anatomical charts for men and women and study up on how the human race procreates (how you got here, in other words), and you may just discover the reason homosexuality has been a deviant sexual practice in every civilization on earth since the dawn of recorded history. Long before there were churches, etc.

Guess you never do oral, eh? Sex only for procreation? No oral, anal, finishing outside, birth control, etc.?

Your life must be awful.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2014, 14:35 Beamer
 
I had a good experience at Rare, but that was years ago.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 28, 2014, 11:13 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 01:48:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 17:03:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 16:20:
Generic mobile artstyle vs generic mobile artstyle.. oh noes


It would be fine if it was just the style, as the original artist said. It turns out it's the same map with the same items in the same places in the same style. That's the issue.

But it's not. They look vaguely similar. That's it. Certainly not enough to ever win anything in court. Boo hoo, someone is using the same generic video game art style that I used. I stole it first!

The map style is generic, but they're are absolutely elements he photocopied. Is it enough to win a lawsuit? Probably not. But it is clear he had one in front of him as he made the other.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jun 27, 2014, 18:33 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 18:23:
They've even got an app that will run Xcom on your android tablet.

Well, you've convinced me to finally put Android on my POS touchpad.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jun 27, 2014, 17:36 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 17:22:
Overall, it's a well-thought out article with good points. Names like "Mirror's Edge" and "Machine for Pigs" are more evocative and aesthetically pleasing than the generic "Xxx of Yyy" titles we get all the time. Every time a new generic game title comes out, I roll my eyes at the banality of it.

As for Bulletstorm, it's to regular FPS games what Kickass was to regular superhero movies. With completely over the top gore and kills and supermasculine characters, I'm really not sure how it gets more obvious without still being playable.

I'll have to read it when I have time (yet, oddly, I have time to comment here. Weird how that works.)

Generic names are the worst. Of course, going too far with names has hurt some titles, but, looking at the upcoming Crytek games, for instance, my eyes just die. How can you come up with such terrible, bland, generic names?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jun 27, 2014, 16:39 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 16:34:
The thing about Bulletstorm is that it was satirizing the genre while also being an entry into it. So the over-the-top name was wholly appropriate and fitting. So that's a poor example.

Another great satirization is "Hero's Duty" from Wreck-it Ralph and the over the top female commander.

No, I haven't read the article but, given that segment, I think he has a point. The difference between the actual adolescent game and Bulletstorm was so razor thin that the entire marketing campaign failed to understand it.

Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the game, but yeah, it was so close to what it mocked that there's really no difference. When you mock the tone of something but have the exact same gameplay, well, you need to go extremely over the top. It failed.

I still wish more people bought it and it would have received a sequel rather than seemingly toppling PCF.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Patch Incoming
30. Re: Titanfall Patch Incoming Jun 27, 2014, 15:54 Beamer
 
christheshitter wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 15:29:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 22:04:
nin wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 13:50:
Seventyfive wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 12:48:
nin wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:54:
What happened to the guy proclaiming it was the best game evar?



That was me. I still think it's one of the best shooters ever but it's unfortunately attached the worst matchmaking systems ever and a non-existent server browser. I think the only hope now for a decent shooter will be the new UT considering BF4 was garbage, BFH beta was garbage, and the new COD is just Crysis of Duty.

I was actual thinking of someone else, but now I gotta double check them...

edit: Nope, not you. This other poster was crowing to the high heavens about it...

I haven't been crowing to the high heavens about it. And I don't think it's the best game ever. But I do think in terms of gameplay it's the best MP FPS presently. I wish it had dedicated servers so I could join a community and get to know who I'm playing with though.

You haven't been a long time player i see. You are the typical Xbox generation.

Ha! He says to a guy that says something not hard to defend because it really contained zero hyperbole.

Overreacting and throwing out an insult with zero basis or attempt to justify? You are the typical moron PCMASTERRACE generation.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Sniper Elite 3
11. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Sniper Elite 3 Jun 27, 2014, 13:25 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 09:09:
InBlack wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 09:06:
So the second is really good? Ive ignored these games on account of the first one being a horrible showelvare piece of shit, which somehow still managed to sell well...

V2 was my first experience with the series, and I really enjoyed it. It was fun sneaking around, and then guiding bullets into people's eye sockets/ball sacks/right lung, etc...


I just did the tutorial. Did the main game play like that? Sneak a few places, have it load and move you rather than simply being one large map, you kill your one guy, see a slow-mo shot of him being hit, then suddenly you have to kill 30 more guys next to him, then go back and kill 30 more guys by your extraction.

That was kind of fun once, but seemed like the type of thing that would be repetitive. Like Assassin's Creed 1, it felt like doing it once was enough for me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2014, 11:59 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 11:29:
Cutter wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 11:13:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 10:18:
Dude...they were asking the draftees "so who are you wearing?" as part of the post draft interview. That is just.....sad.

As always, money doesn't buy good taste.

I think in this case it has the opposite effect. It seems they cared a lot more about their clothes looking expensive than good.

Like a bunch of computer nerds at a lan party that seemingly spent more effort on making their case glow and flash than on making it run fast.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 27, 2014, 11:04 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 10:33:
InBlack wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 04:02:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 19:49:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 18:26:
Best Buy Provides Pizza, Asks Employees To Contact Congress About E-Fairness Bill.

Illegal?

That was my thought, too. There's got to be a law against that.

Are you guys serious? Lobbying is LEGAL in the United States Congress and you are seriously asking if bribing your employees with pizza is legal??? MUAHAHAHHAHAHAHA...

This isn't lobbying, this is asking/telling your employees to do it. If you don't do it, you wont get pizza?

I dunno. Shady, but then again, BB is a joke and a shit company.

Don't be Cutter. It wasn't "do this or no pizza." When is it ever that? Didn't you ever go to a free whatever with free food? There were billions of them at college. Pizza is just the way to get someone to listen to you.

As the article clearly states it was "hey, come over here, I've got pizza to attract you. While you're here, take this pamphlet and consider following its instructions!" It's transparent, and few people probably paid attention, but hey, you want to give me free pizza? I'll stand by and nod my head and pay no attention for 45 seconds while I grab a slice.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
49. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 18:40 Beamer
 
Dades wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 18:36:
People play Minecraft because they like it, it is pretty much the opposite of a game where conformity is any concern. Everyone tends to play it differently and make different things, no one is conforming to anything. That's the whole point of Minecraft, it is almost structure free and lets people shape it to what they want. That's not conformity, thats individuality.

I've got news for you about the people who play Minecraft, many of them are just like you. You should try the game sometime so you understand it before you dismiss it because you see a lot of people streaming it on Youtube. It would be fine if you just didn't like Minecraft for the gameplay but you're just saying its bad because some vague number of people like it which is something I would expect to hear from a teenager. I don't even like Minecraft but I don't tell myself I'm James Dean for not playing it.

- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!

You're a conformist unless you think just like Cutter and agree with him on every single video game. And, for the record, he never dislikes anything because it doesn't appeal to him, rather, everything he dislikes objectively is terrible, which must be repeated regularly all over the internet.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
41. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 16:12 Beamer
 
Wildone wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 16:11:
big deal

Yes, yes it is a big deal.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
36. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 13:48 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 13:47:
Cutter wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 13:46:
Dagnamit wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:33:
C'mon Cuts, your Minecraft hate only comes across as jealousy. Also, there's no such thing as an in-crowd.

And everything else you have to say is invalid after that statement.

...because? Where is this Minecraft In-Crowd exactly?

Grade schools across the world?

Certainly not anywhere a 44 year old man should go...
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Patch Incoming
17. Re: Titanfall Patch Incoming Jun 26, 2014, 13:40 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 13:36:
ochentay4 wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 10:11:
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 10:00:
Most over rated shooter ever. So glad I passed on this
Well, I got to agree with you. It was overhyped to hell and back and it obviusly feels like a beta, they are still adding basic features for the game which should've been included since the beggining... BUT, being a 95% SP player and 5% MP player I loved Titanfall on the 360 (which looks crap by the way) cause its fun, frenetic and varied. I abandoned it when I reached LvL 30. Playing as a Pilot and as a Titan on the same map multiple times is fun.

This game will be great in 6 months, when they patch/polish it and add some more maps, AND it's on sale.
And in six months no one will be playing it.

That's the huge problem with multiplayer-only games, or really any multiplayer game. People tend to go where there's a community, and as a community falls it speeds up. It's hard for anyone to compete with CoD, TF2, etc.

However, it's also impossible to do when your game ships missing features. First impressions matter more here than anywhere else. They really, really screwed that up.
 
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