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News Comments > No Blood Dragon 2 Plans
15. Re: No Blood Dragon 2 Plans Nov 10, 2014, 14:45 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 14:41:
edaciousx wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 14:31:
Honestly, I'd like to see a spaghetti western setting. That's one era in FPS that hasn't really been explored very much and I think it would make for some good laughs like Blood Dragon.

Now that, would be awesome.

Indeed.
I'd also appreciate something anachronis, not steampunk but definitely some tech that doesn't belong.
 
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News Comments > No Blood Dragon 2 Plans
12. Re: No Blood Dragon 2 Plans Nov 10, 2014, 12:43 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 12:37:
I get that some times you have addition by subtraction, but Blood Dragon just did nothing better from a gameplay perspective.

You're right, it had the exact same reasonably entertaining gameplay from Far Cry 3... except with a far, far more entertaining presentation. And it cost 75% less.

But it wasn't the exact same. It was streamlined to the point of being a bit ridiculous.

Though I'll absolutely admit it didn't overstay its welcome. It did for me just because of that awful color scheme. Burned the eyes worse than going back to play a 320x240 DOS game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Op Ed Nov 10, 2014, 12:33 Beamer
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 12:20:
Shakes head, and you guys must be supporting it based on the name of the bill? You might want to dig deeper than that...

Who are you talking to?
 
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News Comments > No Blood Dragon 2 Plans
9. Re: No Blood Dragon 2 Plans Nov 10, 2014, 10:57 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 09:43:
Verno wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 09:32:
It got old by the end and I would rather see them give something else a send up.

You could say the same thing about Duke3d. It got old by the end. Most FPS outstay their welcome with regards to their single player campaign. Although the BloodDragon campaign was even a little too short for my tatste so I dont get this point that much. It was way better than every single Far Cry game except for maybe the first one. It needs a sequel, a proper one at that and maybe even a nice competitive multiplayer mode. Also, Michael Biehn!!!

You're of course welcome to your opinion, but I don't get it. It was an extremely dumbed down Far Cry 3 with fewer options, fewer mission types, far less to do, an eye-searing coat of bright red paint, and a new setting.

I get that some times you have addition by subtraction, but Blood Dragon just did nothing better from a gameplay perspective.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2014, 16:07 Beamer
 
Is Cutter, a guy that bashes religion, basically saying he believes in souls?

And is Cutter, a guy that baselessly and without proof hates everything, saying he keeps an open mind until he sees proof?

I've seen no proof any particular religion is wrong. I've seen no proof there isn't a giant marshmallow in the middle of the planet. I've seen no proof that no human being has ever been day-glo purple.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 9, 2014, 16:04 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2014, 14:18:
That's actually a pretty good deal at Best Buy. If you've got a good old console, you can basically get a bone for 200 bucks.

MS Store has had a $100 trade-in. But you can get like $150 on ebay.

If I can get a White Sunset Overdrive Xbone for $200 and my PS3 I'd be in. The PS3 is solely a media server now. I have about 7-9 games in shrink wrap I'll never open, and no games on the horizon I'll contemplate playing. The Xbone does all the media server stuff the PS3 does, so it makes sense to swap one out for the other.

And, in a few years, get rid of the 360 for a PS4. $200 for the console and a game, plus the much better controller, makes it easy to choose the Xbone over the PS4 for me. For right now.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 9, 2014, 13:29 Beamer
 
robdot wrote on Nov 9, 2014, 12:53:
taylor swift and all the other idiots can oppose whatever they want, that wont change the technology. Or the fact that people simply are not willing to pay for music any more.

Taylor Swift sold 1 million copies in a week.
No other album has sold 1 million copies this year.

You can call her an "idiot" for ignoring Spotify, but how many of those 1 million albums wouldn't have been purchased had they been on Spotify?
Answer: a pretty good amount. And considering Spotify pays fractions of a cent per play, she actually made a whole lot of money she wouldn't have otherwise.

Not sure how this makes her an "idiot" to anyone other than some grumbling anonymous forum person that doesn't understand what an intelligent business decision that was. Can't speak to her music, as I don't think I've ever heard it, and pulling your music from Spotify for album sales is something only the biggest of the big can do, but robdot, Spotify needs Taylor Swift way, way more than Taylor Swift needs Spotify.
And, since Spotify wasn't willing to pay for Taylor Swift, many of the other superhuge bands will pull themselves from Spotify so that people have to buy. Again, maybe only 100 bands are big enough that they can and will be better off without Spotify, but those 100 will very happily do so.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous on December 16
47. Re: Elite: Dangerous on December 16 Nov 8, 2014, 16:03 Beamer
 
loomy wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 23:44:
Elite Dangerous is a good indie game, not a good AAA game. If the lamebrain professional reviewers out there tackle this as an AAA game it will not review well.

It is up to Braben to make sure everyone everywhere knows that this game is a sandbox, period.

They're charging $50, which is AAA money. It'll be reviewed as a $50 game. A shame if lame brain fans excuse weaknesses in any game due to who made it rather than cost.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: Burritos Nov 7, 2014, 17:31 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 17:27:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 15:31:
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 15:01:
It's funny. And true.

Fuck you, publishers. FUCK YOU.

Hey, it's not all bad. In six months you'll be able to buy that burrito on Steam for a 75% discount. Sure, it won't taste as good, having been frozen for six months, but look at the price! The add-ons cheese and salsa still full price however.

And require Eater Points. They are a dollar a point, and you can buy them in multiples of five. All add-ons are four eater points.

FUCK YOU EA/MS FOR INVENTING THIS FUCKING HORSESHIT.

Man, Chuckie Cheese did it years before MS and EA. So did several other websites.
MS stopped, though, right? I think so. Not that I'm sure - it's been ages since I bought anything on MS.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
69. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 14:06 Beamer
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 14:04:
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 13:31:
Well, it's not like it's something you can actually prove, is it?
Then why constantly assume it?

The Dreamcast is widely considered to have been partially killed by how ridiculously, stupidly easy piracy was.
The success of the PSX over the N64 is widely considered based on using CDs, which were easy to copy, instead of using cartridges, which could not be copied at this time.

See what i did?

Except piracy on the PSX required soldering. Piracy on the Dreamcast did not require any technical knowledge at all.

See what I did? Using relevant facts to make clear assumptions.
I just don't get why some of you fight that making piracy easy will increase piracy. It's such a weird thing to argue.

It's like sticking your fingers and your ears and screaming. And, I'm wagering, most people (which does not imply you) that think piracy is never, ever a problem also have hard drives full of pirated games.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
64. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 13:48 Beamer
 
Primalchrome wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 13:43:
Kajetan wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:34:
Go DRM-free, though, and get rid of much of that process and many, many more people will avoid buying.
There is no proof of that. None at all.
Oh how quickly we forget. Napster/Limewire/Bearshare -> iTunes. iTunes (oh how I loathe you) made it convenient for the unwashed masses to get their shitty pop music. That and relatively little legal wrangling and file poisoning resulted in legitimate sales as opposed to the rampant piracy that came before. Convenience and reasonable pricing....beats piracy every time. There will always be those that pirate digital products....but when it's a bigger pain in the ass to do that than buy it, the numbers drop.

To bring it around...everyone I know...and probably everyone on this site have bought more games since Steam has been out. Yes, we're older and have more disposable income. The real drive behind the sales is convenience and pricing. Impulse buys. "I can't go wrong for $9.99" buys.

Not sure if you're responding to him or me, but I said all that. Steam, like iTunes before it, or even Spotify now, makes DRM more acceptable than piracy by making it more convenient.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
57. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 13:31 Beamer
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:34:
Go DRM-free, though, and get rid of much of that process and many, many more people will avoid buying.
There is no proof of that. None at all.

Well, it's not like it's something you can actually prove, is it?

The Dreamcast is widely considered to have been partially killed by how ridiculously, stupidly easy piracy was.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
45. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 12:46 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:41:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:24:
Unfortunately, as Origin has proved, removing your games from Steam is simply going to stop many people from buying your games.

I don't think it's proved anything of the kind. BF3 and BF4 sold millions and millions of copies. ME3 was by far the best selling title in the series. Pre-orders for DA:I are the highest in Bioware's history, across all platforms.

It's obviously working well enough that EA is sticking with it.

Intuitively, being in fewer stores will decrease sales. And with Steam being both the biggest store on the platform, and with many people being extremely loyal to it, it definitely hurt sales.

But Valve takes ~30%. Did it cut sales by 30%? Probably not.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
40. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 12:34 Beamer
 
Omni wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:21:
Always this internet uproar when ubisoft or EA pulls something like this but the problem is people still buy there games/DLCs, The day people start speaking with there wallets then the companies might start to change for the better or maybe it is to late for that.

...and now that fucking rumor going around with Rockstar that they are gonna use some 'new' DRM.

We'll never move to a system without DRM again. Trading games without DRM is just too easy. DRM systems like Steam survive and thrive because they're very easy and give some benefits which make it worth any hassle and the money. But part of that is because finding pirated games and dealing with the shady websites, shady downloads, shady cracks, occasional flaws, and occasional lack of patches isn't worth avoiding Steam.
Go DRM-free, though, and get rid of much of that process and many, many more people will avoid buying.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
33. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 12:11 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 10:10:
I've seen people losing their minds over this and I don't get why. When you buy a Ubisoft game on Steam, you're literally just downloading the uPlay copy. When you double-click on the game in Steam, it launches uPlay and the games have no Steamworks integration. It's literally no different than just buying it on uPlay anyway, except you initially launch it from Steam, which you can still do by adding it as a non-Steam game. Don't get me wrong, I detest uPlay (look up the living Hell Splinter Cell: Blacklist owners went through with that) but people who are like "I hate this because I hate uPlay!" don't seem to get you've been buying those versions all along anyway.

This is my view as well. I'll buy it from Amazon, already have UPlay installed due to FC3 and would have to get it for FC4 regardless, and will add it to my Steam list.

It's not as easy, but considering there's zero Steamworks integration, it won't make a large difference.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
16. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 7, 2014, 11:17 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 10:31:
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 09:29:
No one's claiming that a secret pandemic is going on. They're claiming that an actual and obvious pandemic is going on in some countries, and we'd not like it to spread here. One way to help with that is a quarantine.

This has all been covered though by the CDC, WHO and other health bodies. Quarantines with Ebola are difficult to enforce and make contact tracing more difficult which is actually more crucial to preventing outbreaks. The incubation time is a significant factor as well and makes a quarantine very unlikely to be effective. That's without going into the large economic impact of blanket quarantines and the possibility that people will go overland into neighboring countries without quarantine measures anyway.

So? If that sort of comparison held water, we'd have shut down the gun control debate years ago with 'gun-related deaths don't matter'.

It's just context so that people stop freaking out over unlikely, extreme possibilities. Ebola is nowhere near as easily spread as something like influenza. I'd certainly worry about ebola if I was traveling to Sierra Leone but it's nothing to lose sleep over living in Texas (yes, even with a confirmed case).

People keep believing shit like "ebola can live on a dry surface for days, which means it's guaranteed to be all over subways!" missing the word "can.' And people don't understand what conditions in Western Africa are relative to here, which not only leads to significantly more transfers there (but the R0 is still ridiculously low) to a much higher mortality rate over there.

Who was it on this board that argued with me that R0 wasn't worse than HIV because HIV is spread out over years. That was the single funniest misunderstanding of ebola I've seen here.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 6, 2014, 20:40 Beamer
 
How the hell did a disease become a partisan issue?  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 6, 2014, 18:56 Beamer
 
We've had more than one case here. No problems. Not a single person that's contracted it in the states has died.

You know, because our medical system isn't huts in swamps like it is in much of Western Africa.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 17:00 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 16:48:
I think this is a cool idea, its one step closer to "Computer" from Star Trek. Like many cool ideas though the first implementation is bound to suck.

The NSA is probably slapping each other on the back over this one too.

You can very easily see every single conversation it mines from you and see what it sends to Amazon.
It's always listening, but it's ignoring anything until it hears it's wake word.

I get why people do not trust this, but it's actually pretty transparent. There are plenty of reasons to dislike this product, but this isn't one of them.

I'm pretty familiar with it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 16:32 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 15:49:
With the threats of those other people (non related to that gruesome murder), are they talking out of their ass trying to sound tought with threats or are they serious is the question.

There is a huge line an individual has step going from bullying to straight up pre-meditated murder. That murder that is listed is someone that is already crazed and obviously snapped.

It's hard to tell where that line is, particularly when you're the one with people sending you threats that include your home address.

I mean, unless you take Total Biscuit's absolutely moronic and asinine view that the threats aren't credible because no one is dead. I mean, that also means that Hinkely shooting Reagan wasn't a threat because it didn't kill him. Total Biscuit says some dumb things.
 
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