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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2015, 20:23 Beamer
 
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 20:20:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:50:
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:21:
You're kinda proving beremot's point about agendas here. You don't engage with any arguments, you just descend into hysteria.
Considering I asked a legitimate question, I'll take that as a no. I read both sides of the field and am pro-GG. I've yet to read anything where it hasn't devolved into a class black and white, males are evil, gamers are evil, they're sexist because of xyz reasons, or apply various labels like terrorists and so on.

The anti side lives, breathes and eats identity politics while using unverifiable yellow press style journalism to paint their opposition as such. I'm sure that it was a huge blow for their morale though, when Gawker of all sites came out under oath stating that GG is actually about proving the ethical lapses in the industry. Damn that narrative.

Oh let's toss this in because I just ran across it and chuckled, since it the narrative.
aGG narrative timeline:
  • September to October 2014: Gamergate is nothing, just 200 dudes being loud, they're insignificant!

  • December 2014 to january 2015: Gamergate is a child porn ring and ISIS terrorists, theyve literally killed people!

  • March 2015: Gamergate has ruined gaming!


  • You might be going derp wat?! On the last one, but you've probably missed the gaming press and their latest round of attacks. We're now so big and powerful we're ruining gaming.
    I seriously can't figure out if you're being hyperbolic for effect or you actually believe this.

    No, he claims others are hyperbolic then goes all hyperbolic.

    It, sadly, is kind of common in these talks. It's really, really hard for people to not go hyperbolic. On this site. Both sides. I don't think I do, but people say I do. I don't know if you do but I don't think so. Beremot often does.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Module Nears
    31. Re: Star Citizen FPS Module Nears Mar 8, 2015, 12:04 Beamer
     
    Kajetan wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 10:53:
    harlock wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 10:05:
    that looks like ass...20-30 fps with tons of hitching whenever things explode or lots of weapons are firing
    Its not a release version. Therefore i said: Seems promising! When the release version has this performance even on high end machines i'll bitch with you all day long. Until then ... have fun hating something you dont know.

    Bluesnews: Have fun hating something you don't know
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2015, 01:02 Beamer
     
    I spent this weekend in NYC apartment hunting while friends in Seattle hung out outside in 65 degree weather - breaking 70 in the sun.

    Still questioning this, but looks like I'm moving to the West Village at the end of the month. Super excited.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
    14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 7, 2015, 11:19 Beamer
     
    jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 01:13:
    Cutter wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 22:03:
    And what do all these corps think is going to happen when they eliminate the middle-class? Who's going to buy their shit? The fucking greed and shortsightedness is mind-boggling. I supposed the mentality is so long as you get yours now fuck everyone else, right? And then they wonder how bloody revolutions occur.

    1000x this. Economies and societies both do better with flatter income equality. Empirically. And revolutions chance increases proportionally with increased income inequality. Empirically. And yet we have been heading in the wrong direction for decades.

    And, no Communism is not the answer. Free markets work well for most things, but exploitative capitalism is just as extreme as Communism.

    All you need to do is look at the US from the end of WWII through the election of Reagan to see how good flatter income inequality is for a country. We thrived and built a flourishing middle class.

    The New Deal was socialism, and it was good for is. We became capitalism augmented with some socialism and with a top tax bracket that served somewhat as a salary cap. You could become fantastically wealthy due to building something and having equity in it, but you couldn't really pay yourself significantly more. You had to cash out equity.

    The result was that you still had the super wealthy, so yes, weirdo conservative people that are poor but want to protect the super rich, you still had very wealthy people. But due to them having comparable income to everyone else, they had to pay their employees. This meant employees could buy things. This meant more money went into the economy.

    Right now you have some super rich with way too much in the bank to ever spend it and the rest without enough in the bank to splurge enough on things we need people splurging on. You also have incentives for people up high to chop jobs because it results in higher bonuses, and bonuses are income.

    It's all about taxation. But people fight taxation too much as being about spending and totally ignore the impact it has on income inequality.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
    30. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 7, 2015, 09:20 Beamer
     
    JD, you left out income inequality, which is the worst since the 1920s, meaning before the New Deal brought socialism to the US and the wealth inequality is worse than that.

    But I guess Republicans not making half a million a year are ok with this because they're simply lazier and less intelligent than the Donald Trumps and Kim Kardashians of the world.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    36. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 5, 2015, 08:50 Beamer
     
    He's right about the Greek phone company, though. At least 20 years ago it was mind-bogglingly slow and required, no pun, greasing.

    Greece's issues with these things are well documented by now.
     
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    News Comments > etc., etc.
    6. Re: etc., etc. Mar 4, 2015, 21:51 Beamer
     
    Wallshadows wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 21:41:
    They might be able to buy the reviews but they can't buy the players to fill their game. It really is more like Brink than Titanfall.

    The article calls it brilliant. Do you think he was paid?

    Seems like most here that bought it love it. Where they paid?



    Why are some so convinced every review is paid?
     
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    News Comments > EA Closing Maxis?
    21. Re: EA Closing Maxis? Mar 4, 2015, 21:24 Beamer
     
    Maxis lost its creative drive and soul years ago. Will Wright was Maxis.  
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 12:54 Beamer
     
    Task wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:52:
    They may have meant your mind was lost somewhere The Beams ;). I remember you mentioning being overseas on duty or something spreading freedom (unwittingly being used to spread Oligarchy fascism and "freedumbs"). Unless that was someone else. The U.S. security state, illegal tortures, and all harm you or your soldier friends on duty MORE than any revealing of said practices. Anyways, that's where we are coming from. Snowden's reveals harmed no one but the establishment/Oligarchs. The U.S. and those in power already did the damage to itself.


    Uh, that wasn't me. That was Walt about 3 minutes before you made this post. In one eye out the other, eh?

    But nice to go back to being called too conservative. It's been a solid year or two since that's happened, with people just calling me too liberal in that time.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 12:25 Beamer
     
    harlock wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:17:
    Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:10:
    Wow. Two posts and already this thread is absolutely mind-blowing.

    now youre here and the "mind" part goes away

    And this post does what now?
     
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 12:10 Beamer
     
    Wow. Two posts and already this thread is absolutely mind-blowing.  
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    News Comments > Bombshell Details & Trailer
    5. Re: Bombshell Details & Trailer Mar 2, 2015, 20:42 Beamer
     
    jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 20:28:
    Meh, doesn't look that bad. There's a lot of creativity there. Definitely not UE4, though (or if it is, they're not using it to full potential). Still the gameplay looks twitchy to me, so I will probably take a pass on this.

    Yup, UE3.
     
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    News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Free
    23. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Free Mar 2, 2015, 14:53 Beamer
     
    Axis wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 14:42:
    Ahh the sweet sound of capitalism and competition - thanks Unity!

    Unity has nothing to do with this. Unity has made absolutely no dent in AAA games, which Unreal owns. It's made a big dent in mobile games, which UE4 isn't yet optimized for.
     
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    News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Free
    20. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Free Mar 2, 2015, 14:42 Beamer
     
    Store fees are the main impetus for this. It's 30% basically across the board, making it impossible to avoid it. So engine and middle ware devs get squeezed. You can't avoid distribution fees when everyone charges the same, but you have many options of different costs for engines and middleware.  
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    105. Re: Op Ed Mar 1, 2015, 10:13 Beamer
     
    I still don't get why advocating for improvement makes you an "SJW."

    Julio, does anyone that wants better female representation get this label, or only ones with nerve to voice the opinion?
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    49. Re: speechless Mar 1, 2015, 00:19 Beamer
     
    I wasn't a Star Trek fan. Hated it, actually.

    But Leonard Nimoy seemed like a genuinely great guy. He elevated the few things he did, be it a Simpsons episode, a Fringe episode, or Civ 4. The only things I know him from, really, but he killed all 3.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    89. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 17:01 Beamer
     
    Redmask wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:19:
    Slavery

    Racism

    Oppression

    Nuclear weapons

    Government Surveillance

    Video game character hip sway


    Truly she has tapped into an important social issue here my friends, one day we will all remark on this moment from the

    TIDES OF HISTORY

    Hahahah

    Dude. People here complain about costumes available as DLC.

    I don't think anyone has a leg to stand on about what people complain about.


    However, the whole "women don't like games due to genetic differences" argument is a Cutter argument and I'm shocked you're backing him on it.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    82. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 12:28 Beamer
     
    jimnms wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 10:19:
    jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
    - Animate female characters to move the way normal women, soldiers or athletes would move.

    The reason most games have the same animations for women and men comes down to the cost and time it takes to create separate animations. But how exactly do women move any different to men? No two people move the same no matter what gender.

    jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
    - Have female characters of various body types
    - Include more female characters of color.

    What about various male body types and male characters of color? Why just females? Most games that I've played recently have two body types, male and female. Once again, this is a time, cost and performance issue of having several different body models. Now that consoles aren't as antique hardware wise, these things can be possible.

    jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
    - Include female enemies, but don't sexualize those enemies

    Who gets to decide what is considered sexualized? Different people find different things sexual. Some guys women in uniform sexy, so should we not have female cops or soldiers as enemies in games because they can be sexualized?

    On the first one, the complaint isn't that women move like men, but that they move like strippers.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    64. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 01:29 Beamer
     
    Worth pointing out her language is "ways games can change," not "need to" or "have to" or "must."  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 13:17 Beamer
     
    I don't see a hint of white.

    Apparently people seeing white can see both, an optical illusion, but those of us not understanding how people see white will only ever see blue.
     
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