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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 1, 2014, 12:28 Beamer
 
Elaborating on BluRay not being healthy, Sony released their financials yesterday and claimed that they will not make enough money with BluRay to cover the expenses of the equipment. Sales are too slow and rapidly slowing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 1, 2014, 12:21 Beamer
 
Sneak preview at a Steambox here.

I haven't paid close attention to these, but this seems to have some features I wasn't aware of. It also seems they're soliciting feedback.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 30, 2014, 20:11 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 20:00:
DukeFNukem wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 19:54:
Pay by screen size? Your joking right? Hahahaha. Funny stuff. Umm, I think I'll just stick to renting the Blu-Ray version for a $1.00.

They already sell SD and HD copies now. They'll just add 4K into the mix, at a higher cost.


I think he means physical screen size, not resolution.

It makes some sense. The experience of watching it on a phone is entirely different, and crappier, than watching it on a 40' screen with a projector (assuming you have that option.)

However:
1) This is damn near impossible to enforce
2) This is dated thinking. People understood, when resolutions were different, why buying a copy for their 320x240 iPod was cheaper than buying a copy for their TV. This is no longer really as understood, as it's the exact same thing you're buying either way, and it's just the damn thing being used to play it, which is a customer input, that's changing

Only way I see this working is if it segregates by store, meaning that things traditionally hooked up to a TV have one store with one price and things traditionally held in your hand have a different store with different prices. Buy it from Sony, Comcast or Xbox and it's $9.99. Buy it from Android's store and it's $4.99. Sure, smart consumers will just HDMI-out their tablet, but plenty wouldn't bother. The biggest issue is that Apple has just one store. I guess they can limit things artificially, and knowing Apple they may go along with it, but I don't see it going over well.
 
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
93. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 30, 2014, 17:25 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 16:52:
Beamer wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 10:37:
I still don't care what the popular opinion is/was, Halo PC multiplayer was significantly better than whichever Unreal Tournament came out at the same time. Its vehicles are still my favorite in any online shooter.

Wow. Just, wow. I don't even know what to say to that. UT2K4 was a revelation. Halo looked and played like crap in comparison, being more than 3 years old by then and console-y.

More than 3 years old? It was one. It came out in 2002 for console and 2003 for PC. And it was more innovative. The vehicles in UT were terrible and the weapons/modes were just a slight evolution. Sticky grenades and the warthog alone made it a more entertaining game to me.

Yes, I know it's an unpopular opinion, but like I said, I disliked that Unreal. It just didn't feel very good. And didn't it still have some stupid clown?
 
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
90. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 30, 2014, 15:21 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 10:57:
What bothered me about Halo so much was how such a potentially great PC game suffered because of being a console game. The recycled textures (used because of the Xbox's limited memory) were so bad that they had to put arrows on the floor otherwise you wouldn't realize you were heading back the way you came for several minutes because everything looked exactly the same. Otherwise I thought the game was brilliant for its time.

I don't remember arrows on the floor. As a result, I remember levels like "The Library" (I think) being a nightmare, with you only knowing if you were going the right way because you had new The Flood to fight, and The Flood sucked.

But multiplayer was magnificent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 30, 2014, 10:41 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 09:28:
Blu-ray is healthy enough, the problems are:
-Lack of content being upgraded to the format
-Overpriced when movies are released, then pricing drops dramatically to a proper level
-The DVD format still being used (and sometimes exclusively) for new content

Streaming visual quality can't keep up with Bluray. Add in bandwidth caps and lack of ISP investment in infrastructure and Bluray has a healthy future.

- Bluray isn't particularly "healthy," as neither the media nor the players sell well
- Lack of content being upgraded is due to a lack of demand, see point 1
- This is how most media works. Even video games. You make so much money on the early adopters it's hard not to keep that pricing in place
- The DVD format still outsells Blurays

Streaming quality can't keep up, but I've yet to talk to someone who says that they can't watch a movie on Netflix because they've hit their cap (Comcast doesn't even enforce their caps), but streaming is "good enough," given how much cheaper and easier it is, and given that, outside of children, people typically only want to see a movie once or twice.

I consider my several-hundred DVD collection an albatross around my neck. Every time I move I have to lug that crap around. It's pointless. For nearly anything I'd want to watch again I can get it streaming and not have a giant mess of plastic cases I want nothing to do with. The entire collection was a monumental waste of money.
 
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
88. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 30, 2014, 10:37 Beamer
 
I still don't care what the popular opinion is/was, Halo PC multiplayer was significantly better than whichever Unreal Tournament came out at the same time. Its vehicles are still my favorite in any online shooter.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $43 Million
57. Re: Star Citizen Hits $43 Million Apr 29, 2014, 17:01 Beamer
 
How do these topics keep going this long? Haven't both sides discussed any possible speculation long past death?  
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
35. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 28, 2014, 23:18 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 22:51:
I'm sorry. I get annoyed at developers who claim to "love" pc gamers, but who never do anything for them.

I apologize if my complains have made all of you lose your minds over it. Holy shit, for all the bitching you guys do you sure love to stick it to someone else when they do it.

Fucking hypocrites.

I love lots of things I just don't have the time, resources or cash to support.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 28, 2014, 23:13 Beamer
 
I couldn't get into ME. Felt cold and sterile to me. And maybe it would have gotten better as I played, worth me more aware of the atmosphere and nuance,I found a planet base unrelated to anything that I couldn't beat and have up on the game. A crying place to stop, almost definitely I was too low a level, but...  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
17. Re: Sunday Consolidation Apr 28, 2014, 11:16 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 08:32:
The problem with the Xbox One is that there isn't a "killer" game for it yet, and it may be that there never is.

My dad, who is the ultimate MS fan boy, rarely turns his on and his most common complaint is "The launch titles were underwhelming and I have nothing to play on it that is significantly better than then the whole library of titles I have for the 360."


I said the same thing about my 360. Hell, I said the same thing about my SNES. This is why I don't bother buying a new console until there's a reason, either a fantastic game or a good game a few friends are also buying on the console.

It amazes me how often people forget that, at the start of a new generation, all the good games are on the prior consoles and everyone has a huge amount of great games for those old consoles that they never got around to playing.

And it's weird to say "it may be that there never is." Of course there will be. Unless you think that every single company making next-gen titles is incapable of making a great game that millions of people want to play.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 25, 2014, 18:17 Beamer
 
Yes, I'm an applelite...


This message was posted via Windows phone, as I own no Apple products
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 25, 2014, 14:44 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 25, 2014, 12:12:
Come on Apple champions, defend this shit!

And eff you Barry you crony capitalist lying sack of shit!

No one defends Apple,we just struggle to see how Google is better. Or Monsanto. Or WalMart.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 25, 2014, 10:24 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 25, 2014, 05:46:
*disclaimer*

I consider myself a left leaning liberal. In the true humanist sense of the word, so I do not consider Putin to be in any way an ideal leader, far from it.

You've made more than a handful of positive Putin post here, though. It's... odd. The guy is a corrupt murdering maniac.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Apr 24, 2014, 16:57 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 16:40:
retail stores all across the u.s. are seeing record closings, its not just gamestop. Of course gamestop is floundering for its own reasons, due to the rise of digital game sales, but as a whole its not the only reason.

That article is terrible, though I'm happy I kept it open long enough to see the idiotic partisan really very at the end. Chains closer every year, regardless of economy. The economy can't be blamed for sears, penny, Abercrombie, quizno's, b&n, etc. Those are poorly run companies not keeping up with changing consumer habits. Can't blame that on the economy, people having more money won't put them in sears or b&n. And staples is the second biggest online retailer in the world, so yeah, they're closing stores as consumers move online.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: Journalists vs. Users Apr 24, 2014, 15:15 Beamer
 
ColBlister wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 15:08:
When I look at Metacritic, I compare how well the critic's score lines up with the user's score. If a game has an 80 from journalists but users only give a 7.2, I'll be extra cautious. Flipsidewise, a game that has a journalists score of 74 but the users give it 8.0 is almost certainly a buy. Seems like journalists are often influenced by things other than fun.

I more often find users are influenced by things like needing to give a 0 or a 10 to a developer they feel slighted them or praised them without having actually played the game. Some are smarter about it and do 2s or 9s.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Apr 24, 2014, 11:23 Beamer
 
I read most reviews before I buy something. I don't care whether a reviewer liked it or not (or claimed he liked it or not), I care why. Maybe he hated something I wouldn't mind, or loved something I know I'd hate. Maybe he spends an entire review bashing something then gives it a high score. I like to know these things.

But the difference between a 7.5 and 9.0 is somewhat meaningless to me. I look at numbers mostly on games I had no plans to buy. If I see something very high that wasn't on my radar, may as well check out why. If I see something very low, it can be entertaining to read just how incompetent the devs were.

For many, though, I think the numbers are just a way to feel justification in the crap you've irrationally aligned yourself with. Engadget got rid of numbers, because iOS fans and Android fans were constantly rubbing it in each other's faces when one device got 0.1 higher than another device. It was bragging rights for the corporation you obviously loved. It's the same with games. People will pile on and need to see that the unreleased series they've preordered and spent hours defending on Bluesnews is as good as they built up in their head. "It got an 8.5, critics love it, Ouya is the future of mankind!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Privilege Apr 23, 2014, 22:42 Beamer
 
Yup, I was right - this is the second topic on the first page of your profile, a mere 20 posts, in which you're taking some weird passive aggressive stance in which you diminish privilege while claiming to not be against the concept.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Privilege Apr 23, 2014, 22:39 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 22:14:
Beamer wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:58:
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:56:
Hmmm. So if I agree with the article, we have established there is a male privilege. If I disagree, according to the author, I'm simply proving that I'm in denial and that their is a male privilege. One of those times that the phrase "begging the question" is appropriate.

You do not think there is male privilege?

Typical.

Actually, you prove my point. I made no statement about the existence or absence of male privilege. I simply noted that the author's rhetorical strategy was one that assumed he was right regardless of the response he received. Much like you just assumed that I disagreed and that you were right without the slightest bit of evidence. That's not "argument" or "discussion" or even "thought"... It's just dogma...

No, you're even allowing a question. There is no "argument" or "discussion" or even "thought." There's only fact.

It can be like talking to someone from Kentucky about evolution. "But it's a theory. You need room for discussion and argument." No, no you don't. There's enough evidence and enough statistical analysis for it to be clearly true.

That you're so combative makes you stance clear, and I'm pretty sure you're one of those names you never see posting anywhere unless it's taking some kind of men's rights stance. As if declaring that things are very difficult for one group negates any difficult you've had and therefore must be fought in some weird passive aggressive way that you don't find fighting.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Privilege Apr 23, 2014, 21:11 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 20:53:
Beamer wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:58:
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:56:
Hmmm. So if I agree with the article, we have established there is a male privilege. If I disagree, according to the author, I'm simply proving that I'm in denial and that their is a male privilege. One of those times that the phrase "begging the question" is appropriate.

You do not think there is male privilege?

Typical.

You don't think there is female privilege?

Even more typical.

Of course there is, but getting out of a speeding ticket easier doesn't really compare to having more career options or never worrying that wearing the wrong clothing may get you sexually assaulted.
 
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