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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 19:07 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:56:
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:53:

While I agree, it's really the PC fans that go on the offense here. Years of taking things personally has given them some kind of crazy superiority complex, where they think platform preference is both a defining personality feature and a measure of intelligence.

Platform preference can be indicative of many things including intelligence but not on its own. PCs are objectively better than consoles in almost every respect but that doesn't make them a better fit for every scenario. Some console fans get unnerved at the thought of something being better than whatever they bought, just look at the PS4 vs Xbox.

I've seen stupid console players that think their console is untouchable, but I see far fewer of them than I see PC gamers convinced that they are the second coming of Christ because they prefer to be hunched over a desk.
On this site.
Daily.
And, when someone points out that not everyone wants to spend all day looking at a monitor 12" from their face then come home and do the same thing, they pretend everyone has a computer right next to their TV to hook up. And wants to bother.

Like descender, who only moments ago blamed Valve changing their controller on console whiners. Is there evidence of that? No. It's much more likely that, in testing, people weren't liking the touchpads as much, but hey, it was a chance to knock consoles so someone jumped on it.

On this board, console fans tend to be more like nin, who will admit he just goes where the games are and that, while he prefers PC, consoles do some things better. For every one console idiot here (if we even have one), we have dozens of people saying absolutely idiotic things about how much more powerful they think every single PC is than consoles, that jump for joy when they see PC revenues up in financials Blue posts without thinking about where those revenues come from, and that say dumb shit about Steam's growth without looking and seeing how large the percentage of people using Intel Graphics on a laptop with a 1366x768 monitor are.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:53 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:43:
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:28:

That's his point - that many of those things are subjective, yet PC gamers treat them like fact.

He does the same thing at several points and I'm tired of PC gamers being treated like we all go to a meeting and agree on the finer points of discussion for the internet.

While I agree, it's really the PC fans that go on the offense here. Years of taking things personally has given them some kind of crazy superiority complex, where they think platform preference is both a defining personality feature and a measure of intelligence.

May I point out a post here on Blues from yesterday:
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 16:55:
No no no no... The PC is the largest gaming platform for real games that are actually worth playing! If I wanted the childish, mind numbing boredom of mobile-based crap like Candy Crush, or the dumbed-down, button-mashing, repetitive tripe that is made for consoles, I wouldn't game on a PC.

The rise of other platforms only clearly shows that the collective intelligence of the Sheeple population is in fact devolving back into single-celled organisms.

PC is the Master Race, all others must kneel, motherfu**ers.

This is an intelligent board, yet this was posted without irony.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Staffs Up
2. Re: Boss Key Staffs Up Jul 23, 2014, 18:30 Beamer
 
For what it's worth, Chris Mielke is a really smart guy that knows how to get things done really, really well.

In my opinion, he was Epic's best producer. They'll miss him.
 
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News Comments > Steam Controller Redesigned?
7. Re: Steam Controller Redesigned? Jul 23, 2014, 18:28 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:24:
Why? Every time they change this controller, I want it a little bit less.

Maybe there should be a D-pad there, but definitely not an analog stick. No reason to give in to the whiny console babies who don't can't understand how great those touchpads will be.

Or, maybe, in testing they're learning it actually isn't that great?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:28 Beamer
 
Saboth wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:12:
Axis wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:53:
Awesome article... for me to poop on.

No doubt. About 60% of them are subjective.


That's his point - that many of those things are subjective, yet PC gamers treat them like fact.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
45. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 17:18 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:12:
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:34:
Article on a video game site != march on Washington.

Plus, please, some time go to GDC and count the women in the "I want a job" section, then count the women in the "I have a job" section.

It's a bit shocking.
Why not check out the amount of agism in the IT industry then(not sure if it was mentioned I only skimmed the thread), I've seen exceptionally capable people who are excellent in their field be canned because they hit the "big 50" and some pretentious douche-nozzle decided that they were too old to "know what they were talking about" replacing them with someone 30 years their junior, who had no clue. And seen $100m projects fail and suffer because of it. I know two people who've filed lawsuits against the company they worked for, and said companies are under investigation not only by the labor board but two different HRC's.

Another example of "hey, that's a problem, but look over here, there's another problem!" with a dash of "that may be a problem, but it doesn't affect me, however this problem over here does and it should also be important, how come this video game website hasn't discussed it!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 16:34 Beamer
 
Bodolza wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:27:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:14:
[Second, while gender harassment in games is not as deadly as the fight for civil rights back in the 1960s, the same methods for mitigating it apply.

I don't agree. The degree of the response should be equal to the degree of the problem. For example, an large march on Washington for non-harassment in video games would turn off many people who'd see it as an over-reaction. Especially since, as you said, women in some countries have actual life-threatening situations they have to deal with.

Article on a video game site != march on Washington.

Plus, please, some time go to GDC and count the women in the "I want a job" section, then count the women in the "I have a job" section.

It's a bit shocking.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 14:56 Beamer
 
And I get all these common responses because I used to throw them out there, too.

Then, at some point, I decided to stop talking and stop thinking about how these articles made me feel and what they said about me and decided to just stop, read, and see what the people involved said rather than what the guys getting all defensive said.

After a while, it became obvious how much truth there was to that. But I had to stop looking at how anything impacted me directly. I feel most guys are terrible at that. Like any time it comes up here. You get people being extremely angry because they think the articles are saying they, individually, are bad people doing wrong things. Though some of you are. TheWraith, you're a bad person.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 14:54 Beamer
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:52:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:45:
1960s: Those people that write about racial inequality should just shut up already. Constantly writing about it won't do anything.

It should be talked about but not at the expense of ignoring other similar issues. There is lot of discrimination and harassment in general that needs to be sorted out. It isn't like women are the only groups getting harassed. Its just one of the more visual groups.

The tech industry discriminates against people based on age quite a lot and other industries have there other biases.


The other common male response:
"Hey, I mean, that's bad, but look at this other bad thing going on! We need to lump everything together, because that's how solutions are reached! Dividing and conquering is never a good way to do that, instead distracting and being overwhelmed is best!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 14:53 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:45:
1960s: Those people that write about racial inequality should just shut up already. Constantly writing about it won't do anything.

That's the argument I never get. I mean, I understand that many men feel that these articles blame them as individuals and then get hyperdefensive about it - that they see it as attacks.
But their solution is to ignore the problem? That's worked on so many issues in the past.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 14:13 Beamer
 
Wraith wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:10:
Polygon's obsession with playing social justice warrior continues. Disabling comments on that story is the most fundamentally honest thing they've done all year. Their comments section has become a worthless echo-chamber filled with oh so concerned psuedo-feminist panderers. Any comment which doesn't pander to their pretensions is instantly deleted.

Feminism sees gaming nerds as an easy target for this kind of guilt trippery - because gaming nerds are poorly socialised, desperate to get laid and consequently will fall for this crap.

Trust me, little nerds, you fuck far more women by being an asshole than you do by pandering to them and putting up with their bullshit.

It's always nice when someone makes a post defending themselves that just proves the article's point.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
35. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 23, 2014, 11:15 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 16:55:
No no no no... The PC is the largest gaming platform for real games that are actually worth playing! If I wanted the childish, mind numbing boredom of mobile-based crap like Candy Crush, or the dumbed-down, button-mashing, repetitive tripe that is made for consoles, I wouldn't game on a PC.

The rise of other platforms only clearly shows that the collective intelligence of the Sheeple population is in fact devolving back into single-celled organisms.

PC is the Master Race, all others must kneel, motherfu**ers.

Yup, GTAV and RDR, certainly not "real games" nor "worth playing." Anyone that touches another platform must kneel in front of people that only have PCs.

Do you listen to yourself? Do you hear how ridiculous it sounds? Do you understand that it makes you sound like you still live with your parents? You accuse console games of being childish, but you make the most childish post I've seen here all day.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 22, 2014, 23:36 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 22:01:
Have to love clueless pundits who write about a product like it is already on the market. The Fire phone is not available to the public until July 26th.


It isn't a "clueless pundit," it's PR. From Amazon.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 22, 2014, 18:55 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 18:38:
DESTINY IS UP!

http://www.bungie.net/en/News/News?aid=11957


This is just on the PS systems, right?
And you need to preorder?

I really want to play on the 360. I guess I don't want to preorder for it because, what if I buy an Xbone or PS4? Ridiculous reasoning, I have no plans to buy either, but...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jul 22, 2014, 18:51 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 18:41:
I have to say that Minecraft mech is rather silly.

JDreyer daughter currently playing MC Galacticraft mod, and I love that she had to go look all this stuff up on a wiki to build a rocket to fly to the moon. Both entertaining and mentally stimulating.

I hate to break it to you, man, but your daughter is totally behind the curve. By her age she should have slaughtered at least 40,000 human virtual beings, not flying to the moon! She'll never be a psychopath at this rate!
 
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News Comments > EA Financials
4. Re: EA Financials Jul 22, 2014, 18:08 Beamer
 
Gas Bandit wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 18:01:
"Operating cash flow for the quarter improved $252 million versus the same period last year and hit a Company record high of $964 million on a trailing twelve month basis."

Translation - Idiots gave us $252 million more than they did last year, making it almost a billion dollars more in our pockets since the last time we talked about it.

Make no mistake, gamers - EA might be one of the biggest forces ruining the video gaming industry, but YOU are the ones making it possible for them to do so. Your only way to stop them is to not buy EA games.

"B.. buh.. but but.. Battlefield! But.. Titanfall! But.. Sims!" etc

Did I fucking stutter, you mouthbreather? DO NOT BUY EA GAMES. If you stop, they will go out of business. Good IPs/franchises will be picked up by someone else, someone better.

You sounds like such a nice person. "Did I fucking stutter, you mouthbreather?" Were you a drill sergeant?

Which "better" company will pick things up? Activision, so people like you can complain about "Bobby KoDick?" Ubi, so people like you can whine about UPlay? Bethesda, so people like you can whine about DLC? I guess, of the major publishers, Take Two is the only one people don't find endless reasons to whine.

And, if you look, EA did less on PC than it did on Xbone/PS4. PC was 19% of their revenue.
 
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News Comments > Areal Kickstarter Suspended
14. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 14:28 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 14:24:
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 14:04:
Fuck those russian spammers! Who's laughing now?!


What a douchenozzle.

What the hell am I looking at? A fake profile created by the devs to try to call out complainers in the least legible way?
 
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News Comments > $80 Offworld Trading Company Prototype Released
5. Re: And it keeps going Jul 22, 2014, 13:57 Beamer
 
ELITE wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 12:40:
Yep...
Subscriptions & Early Access.

Software is turning into highway robbery - but worse many of us are willing to get robbed by choice...

Those two things have nothing to do with each other. I can understand why you dislike subscriptions, not that they're new, but Early Access? It isn't highway robbery because you have no reason to buy it. If a game I want comes out via subscription, I'm forced to either pay that or skip it. If it comes out Early Access? I have no interest in playing alphas or any single player beta, so I have zero interest in them. At any price point, even free.

I don't feel like I'm being robbed by them existing. Their existence has absolutely no bearing on me. Or you.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3
6. Re: Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3 Jul 22, 2014, 13:35 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:30:
Pure nonsense, Battleborn is clearly a MOBA. Who do they think they are kidding?

It sounds like it's an FPS with a full single player campaign.
I get why they fight the MOBA label - have any had those two features?
 
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News Comments > Areal Conspiracy Theories
32. Re: Areal Conspiracy Theories Jul 22, 2014, 13:32 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:25:
NKD wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:14:
Ehh I guess, but I think the previous red flags were more about quality and worthiness rather than willful fraud. I feel like Kickstarter should let us decide which projects are worth backing, and stick to policing fraud and willful misuse of their platform. They have tens of thousands of projects. Some of them are going to be a lot more worthwhile than others.

Still, it's nice to see these fuckers get their shit taken down. I can't wait for them to throw a big ol' fit.

Hmmm. I agree with you about Kickstarter being as much hands-free as it can be but this project had some important red flags, like the constant ad hominem attacks from the devs behind it and not showing anything like a screenshot or trailer for a long, long time. These two should have at least merited a closer look, not to mention the sudden deluge of trolling comments to drown out people complaining.

It's a closer look, but Kickstarter can't see anything better than the consumer can. Those are judgment calls, and it's up to the person holding the money to decide if it's too sketchy for them, not Kickstarter. Plenty of good projects are put up by people that don't know how to sell the project.

Kickstarter should only step in for clear evidence of rule breaking. I've seen them take down at least a dozen watch projects because the people were obviously lying about their experience and their facilities. I've seen them leave up other ones where the people seemed in way over their heads and have no clue what they're doing. That's the way it should be.
 
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