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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Xbox TV boss says PlayStation's TV commitment is 'unclear' Apr 7, 2014, 18:48 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 18:21:
Xbox TV boss says PlayStation's TV commitment is 'unclear'.

Newsflash: I didn't spend $400 on a device to watch tv, when I already own a tv. Try again.

Those fucks just don't get it.


I'm going to step back and say that, if the Xbox One managed to make watching TV less annoying, I'd have purchased one day one.
But it doesn't. It doesn't replace your shitty cable box, it just adds an extra layer between you and it. While this layer may solve some things (like making it easier to navigate the utterly absurd channel layout Comcast has), it assuredly makes other things worse and makes everything slower, as if it wasn't too slow already.

So yeah, they may see a problem in the market, and they may be committed to solving it, but they failed.
 
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News Comments > Broforce Early Access
2. Re: Broforce Early Access Apr 7, 2014, 18:04 Beamer
 
So it's a more over the top Metal Slugs?
I clicked Tasks links expecting to hate it, but it looked pretty entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 7, 2014, 17:51 Beamer
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 13:52:
I hate buggy games. I hate the damn devs release now fix later policy. I've always hated it, I've always riled against it. I hated it when it was just a PC thing. I hated it when consoles took up the practice once they were able to patch. Now I see a game that's buggy as hell and everyone is flocking to it and fucking celebrating it! Ya it pisses me off.

Not all bugs are bad, and sometimes they actually make things better.
Unless, of course, you think id should have fixed rocket jumping.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
15. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 16:13 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 15:44:
InBlack wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 10:45:
{PH}88fingers wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 10:14:
yeah Axis I'm with you on that, hopefully can put in another warmonger chicken-hawk republican in there to funnel a few more trillion to the military industrial complex, after all as any good God loving republican knows, Jesus loves him some wars, and bloodshed. right?

Left? Right? What a joke. The worst part of the whole thing is that the joke is at your expense, while the corporate wheels keep on turning and the politicians keep doing their bidding and taking their 'donations' left and right. (Pun intended)

So true.

Yup.
I used to be convinced half this arguing was just posturing. I think, though, after a generation of this, we're starting to get politicians that truly believe in these pointless wastes of time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 15:40 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 15:32:
And whatever the Dems haven't accomplished you can fully blame on GOP obstructionism. Fully.

Even then, it's mostly the tea partiests and libertarians that Axis is applauding that have been obstructing. "Balls" is apparently being unwilling to come to an agreement to the benefit of the country and instead trying to carve out your own little theocracy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 15:18 Beamer
 
Though, to cut off the reverse argument:

Things Democrats have accomplished in the past 5 years:
1) Bring attention to the evil that is the Koch brothers (and get called "senile" for it
2) ...


 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2014, 15:12 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 15:03:
Oh you'll find a good majority of conservative Americans aren't looking for "republicans" for leadership, they have pinhead balls that are afraid of even a breath of a democrat.

We're looking for libertarian and tea party conservatives who stick their gigantic balls forcefully in the liberal mouth so we can get some shit done. All about a balance you see...

There's far too many republicans and democrats who will be getting fired over the next couple years.

Things tea party policians have "done" so far:
1) Yelled
2) Called for a revote on the same topic in excess of 3 dozen times
3) Seen Russia from their house
4) Had their fathers say they had a divine right to the country
5) Pissed on people that aren't tea partiers
6) Pissed on people that aren't white
7) Pissed on people that aren't Christian
 
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News Comments > On ESO Charges
26. Re: On ESO Charges Apr 7, 2014, 14:54 Beamer
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 14:09:
MS did the same thing for a 'free' month of Skype. They needed a card/paypal to activate the free trial and then they gave the dollar back to your account. Then at the end of the trial period--automatic renewal at full price. I called and got my money back.
It's called backward billing. Not saying ESO is doing this--just a heads up.

It's bad that they automatically convert you, but it's also to make sure people don't just endlessly sign up for free months. You need a credit card for the free month, and it gets tied either to the CC# or, more likely, the billing address. It prevents fraud.

That they tie you into a forced charge after is sketchy, awkward, and not why they make you enter the credit card. It's just someone taking advantage of it afterwards.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans?
19. Re: Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans? Apr 7, 2014, 14:50 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 14:48:
Eh, I agree it's probably not rushed, but prequel story, featuring the villain everyone loved, done by a different studio, four characters with names that sound rather like the four from BL2.

Pretty much screams "Let's milk this franchise for all its worth!" to me.

Plus it's a villain whose backstory we've already had and whose backstory isn't overly interesting outside of what we've already seen. John was boring. Jack was interesting. I don't want to spend time with John.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2014, 14:00 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 13:39:
Ford is already dumping windows in the car as it's digital display is abased on it and is a compete disaster. Most of the reviews down grade ford cars because of this. A marketing disaster.

Not entirely true. The reviews bash MyTouch, which sucks, not Sync, which most seem to like. MyTouch stupidly is (or at least was in 2013) resistive touch screens. And it replaces easy to find physical buttons with on screen commands you need to search for.

Sync won awards. When partnered with MyTouch, it fell apart. Sync still had its issues, and some of those may disappear when they move to an opensource platform, but Ford will still get trashed because touch screens, especially not-very-sensitive touchscreens, aren't how anyone wants to control their car's thermostat.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 7, 2014, 13:02 Beamer
 
I actually very much enjoy Tower Defense games, though more on mobile. Orcs Must Die was one of the best recent series for me.

And I don't get how someone could find a joke game so infuriating. I'll pick it up for $5, play it for two hours, and be done with it.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans?
11. Re: Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans? Apr 7, 2014, 12:09 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 10:55:
I'd love me some more Borderlands as long as they keep the same flavor of gameplay and storytelling.

Yeah, I thought they knocked it out of the park with Handsome Jack. Not sure the backstory and all that worked, but the actual scenes with him were pretty stellar.

I wasn't a big BL1 fan, but I only played it multiplayer, and split screen at that, so I really missed a lot of it. BL2 I did multiplayer online, as well as singleplayer, so I definitely got the feel for what was going on. For about two months I played that game more than everything else that year combined.

I didn't get into farming weapons until after I was finished, aside from farming the final boss for a Conference Call. Other than farming, I felt I was getting good weapons constantly and (mostly) had a decent handle on how each weapon was better than the next. Kind of. It wasn't always obvious.
 
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News Comments > On ESO Charges
13. Re: On ESO Charges Apr 7, 2014, 12:05 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 12:04:
You should never have to enter payment information initially. I am glad I did not purchase this game just because of that. I could care less that it is subscription, but telling me I can't play because I don't enter a credit card that is ludicrous.

As others are pointing out, this is often done to prevent abuse. It keeps away spammers.

Plenty of online sites do similar things to prove you're a real person, too, but typically it's a $0.15.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: Op Ed Apr 7, 2014, 10:30 Beamer
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 01:19:
"If George was still handling it, it would be accompanied by cartoon 'zip!' "zoom!" banana peel sounds, and all the kids in the theater would laugh...

(Fuck you, George!)"

Blue allows this here? You mean... he allows freedom of speech for you guys? Shocking! Well anyways, this is a real person that created a game that you did not like. Any flipping reason why you would trash him like this? Do you make mistakes? I can understand attacking his credentials and skill, but this is taking it a tad far. I guess if I was like you I would say go kill yourself about right now? Sad...

This time if I get banned for speaking my mind here while everyone else gets off free, I will talk to my lawyer about it. You people need to start paying a price for your ignorance.

oh good, another nitwit with "liberty" in his name that doesn't understand the constitution and never read it. I'd wonder why these types are so ignorant, especially as he isn't the only one doing it here in the past week, but I suppose ignorance is the only way to become this type.

and again, this is fact, not insult. Feeling blue violated your freedom of speech is ignorant. Unquestionably ignorant. Like a child.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans?
5. Re: Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans? Apr 7, 2014, 10:23 Beamer
 
ldonyo wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 10:16:
Who decided that the third installment of a franchise created in this century has to be a prequel?

I don't think this is a real third installment, more like a 2b.

but why? Usually outsourced non-sequels are better timed. To me, thus means BL3 is nowhere near. What the heck else does gearbox do? And why would I buy a game they didn't do internally, given the track record.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
75. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 6, 2014, 13:06 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 12:22:
Sorry I don't have time to sit around on my computer all weekend like certain people here. It appears the IRS leak story was wrong and they rectified it. So what? It doesn't make the whole story of bullying to get their way any less ridiculous. Even liberal loon Bill Mahar thinks it's fucked.

Don't let that stop the hypocrites from ranting, though.

you're a gem. A true gift to humanity. And, thankfully, a dying viewpoint. 50 years ago you would have been openly racist. 100 years ago more openly misogynistic. Today you're openly homophobic.

I wonder what type of person not just like you you'll claim to not hate yet actively try to keep down next.

Also, I read your Fallout interview. How did rereading that not make it clear to you that you should probably reconsider your attitude towards life?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition
25. Re: Ships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition Apr 4, 2014, 19:58 Beamer
 
Here's why iPhone gets everything first:
It's 'cause you're poor!*

I think I've mentioned here a zillion times that, when I did the study on the website of my previous company, 75% of mobile page hits came from iOS and over 90% of purchases. But that was mobile eCommerce, with the possibility that Android users weren't hitting the mobile site and not counted (no one seemed to be able to tell me if our stats were just for the mobile site, perhaps that's part of why this company had issues), or if it's just that iOS users are more comfortable buying on their phone whereas Android users are more power users and prefer having multiple tabs on a PC to actually do proper price comparisons.

Not sure how that would impact in-app purchases.


* not pictured on these maps - the 10 of us dumb enough to purchase and enjoy a Windows Phone.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 4, 2014, 16:35 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 16:29:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 12:06:
Ordered one yesterday to try it out vs Roku...... Anyone else grab one?

Nope because we're not permitted to have those sorts of products or services up here because of the conservative gubment protecting their monopolistic pals.

That doesn't sound correct.
Unless you mean the content providers, not Amazon. Amazon would probably kill to have this in Canada.
 
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News Comments > Popup Dungeon Kickstarter
7. Re: Popup Dungeon Kickstarter Apr 4, 2014, 13:42 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 13:21:
@Beam, they're a family run business, and they're claiming that this simple game will take them 2 years to finish. I assume they all live in the same house and work from it, and they're probably supported by family members or even themselves by outside or day jobs. They previously brought a game from KS to Steam. So they aren't a fly by night operation and appear to know what they're doing. I bet they have some income from that previous game too, which may offset what they need for this one. I've seen a lot more dice-ier KS's out there than this one. They appear to deserve the benefit of the doubt.

Also, I'm tempted to back this just on the fact that they're NOT using 8 bit graphics.

Don't get me wrong - this looks like a blast and I hope it gets released and I'd almost definitely buy it if it's fun (if it's fun), but it just doesn't look like a smart investment to me right now. I can just wait until it gets on Steam. There are plenty of other ways for me to spend that money that will give me more joy over the next 2 years than waiting on this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 4, 2014, 13:06 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 12:50:
Voice search itself is very accurate, much better than the Xbox One stuff I tried awhile ago.

This defies all logic.
If true, is Amazon a genius or is Microsoft beyond inept?

Don't answer that. We all know the answer, so consider it rhetorical, haha.
 
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