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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 16, 2014, 13:17 Beamer
 
ldonyo wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 10:42:
No, texting doesn't affect their grammar and spelling skills. Their grammar and spelling skills are atrocious, regardless of whether or not they text. Too many of them depend on spell-checking and grammar-checking to bother learning how to do either one by themselves.

I'm guessing they spend too much time on your lawn, too!


I love all the "millennials are awful" rants and articles, mostly because the people writing them, so convinced their generation was better, are forgetting all the articles written about how awful they were when they were in their 20s. You can go back as far as both newspapers and the concept of "generations" exist and find articles about how the people in their 20s are uneducated, uncaring morons that will never, ever be productive members of society.
And that they spend too much time on other people's lawns!



We can all agree the boomers are the worst, right?!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2014, 13:14 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 12:13:
Why does Marvel feel it's ok for them to fuck with other peoples religions so long as they're not mainstream? Hey, why not make Jesus or Mohammed women and see how that works out for you.

Thor isn't a religious character, he's a mythological one. Unless you know people still worshiping Norse mythology as religion. I can't even find any genuine ones online.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2014, 13:13 Beamer
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 10:23:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 09:58:
Is Archie really that bad in sales (probably, who the hell cares about archie?) that they need to do some weird gay save publicity stunt? This just screams of trying too hard.

Also, Ultra-pure water video, that David Rees guy was annoying the shit out of me.. He acts like a 15 year old.

What I want to know is, who reads Archie? It's one of those comics that has been around forever, but I've never met someone who has claimed to read it.

I had a crazy baptist branch of the family tree. The kids read the crazy religious Archie offshoot, where Archie and Jughead talked about worshiping Christ. It was awful. Go over there, see comics, expect Batman, instead get a redhead and a kid in a burger king crown discussing lent.
 
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News Comments > Sims 2 Support Ending
6. Re: Sims 2 Support Ending Jul 16, 2014, 13:10 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 10:03:
Yep, they want you to keep buying Sims +1, have to keep the money flowing....

I don't think you can attribute ending support for a 10 year old game to greed.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 15, 2014, 20:52 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 20:34:
Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds.

Whenever I'd had to call and cancel a service, I've always feared something like this. Thankfully I've never had that kind of experience.

It's Ryan Block, who I vaguely recalling being awful when he ran Engadget (though it's since gotten much more awful by having much less content.) I'm fairly certain his patience was to get a good story. Not just because of who he is, but because I do not think anyone would have that patience.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: In Defense of Horse Armor Jul 15, 2014, 18:23 Beamer
 
Bethesda has had the two worst pieces of DLC:
1) Horse Armor
2) The ending of Fallout 3

Yeah, whatever, I can see people saying it ended fine, but the first piece of DLC was a continuation of the main storyline and wrapped significant up loose ends. DLC should either not be part of the main story line or be a tangent of it.

I'd also say the Operation Alaska, or whatever, holgram flashback Fallout 3 DLC was completely terrible as well. It ditched the role playing and went right for combat, which just made it not very entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2014, 17:31 Beamer
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 17:22:
I'm watching a M*A*S*H episode which has a clock on the lower right-hand corner. Is this suppose to mean something which I may have missed such as doing the whole show in one take or what? It seems like one of the more serious business episodes so maybe it's a countdown till someone dies?

I'm baffled and it's the first time I've ever seen it in spite of following the series closely on History since it came back in to syndication.

Yup, count down till death. Life Time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 15, 2014, 17:00 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 16:51:
So they freed up 10% more processing power and now they'll be freeing up 10% of the staff. Honestly, why would you want to work for MS anyway?


There are reasons. But I guess not everyone can start a soap company that's seen no sales.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 15, 2014, 13:46 Beamer
 
I still don't get the app love. I have iOS on an iPod Touch (that I despise) and I have Android Kitkat on a Touchpad (that I despise), and I have had WP on a Trophy, 928 and now Icon.

Outside of Tinder and the app for my bank, both of which are fairly important to me, there hasn't been a single app I've downloaded and found useful.

And frankly, I find iOS and Android both frustrating and full of some poor choices. For someone that simply uses texting, calling, internet and looking at facebook feeds, I find WP8 much, much more efficient and fun to use. I feel like Android takes too many clicks, gives me a lifeless screen, and the stupid default browser keeps hiding the URL and the favorites button with no option to stop it from doing that. iOS is much the same, but using it for even 30 seconds makes me put the device down in annoyance because it feels like stepping back in time.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 13:43 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:39:
Beamer wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:36:
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:24:
In my world DLC never had a "way" or "promise" to begin with. Horse armor was a load of horse shit right off the wagon... but content starved consilites bought it anyway.

1) Where's your proof it sold?

2) You do realize it was released for the PC as well, right?

1. You obviously are new to gaming in general, anyone who was around at the time knew it sold like hotcakes.

2. And?


Edit: I see you added an asshole insult at the end that has nothing but your own ridiculous interpretation. nice job, quality poster.

1) "Anyone who was around knew" is usually a flowery way of saying "I have no proof of sales numbers, but this is my assumption that you must take as fact."

2) And that means that it wasn't just "consilites" buying it


And yes, sorry, when you keep making condescending posts I will be condescending to you. Singling out "consilites [sic]" is basically an "asshole insult" that adds nothing to your argument but makes you seem, well, like some kind of idiot that thinks his choice in platform makes him a better human being.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 13:36 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:24:
In my world DLC never had a "way" or "promise" to begin with. Horse armor was a load of horse shit right off the wagon... but content starved consilites bought it anyway.

1) Where's your proof it sold?

2) You do realize it was released for the PC as well, right?


I'll just never understand this "all moron gamers use consoles, everyone on PC is a jenyus like I am!" attitude that is so damn prevalent, and usually not from the brightest of posters.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 12:33 Beamer
 
Borderlands 2 DLC kind of sunk the game for me. I bought it, because I finished the game wanting more, but man, most of that DLC was awful. I couldn't finish Sir Hammerlock's, and the one with the boat was so much dead space. Tiny Tina's was great, but it was also more condensed and faster moving.

That's among the only DLC I've purchased (other than GOT type stuff.) I also bought some Fallout 3 DLC, but that was somewhat early in the DLC days. I think that's about it.

Some DLC is stupid but I don't mind, like the additional weapon colors in Gears of War 3 (a flower colored gun? Whatever, I'm not buying it, but if you want to...), some is stupid and can ruin games (Saints Row 4's GOT came with a Press-Button-To-Win gun), but very little is actually well worth buying. Bethesda seems to make some good DLC, even after the horse armor debacle. That's about all that comes to mind.

Map packs do split online communities, but in the MW games they never felt necessary. The communities were already huge, and all it did was take some of the die hards out of the pack. I really had no problem with that.
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details
3. Re: Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details Jul 15, 2014, 11:02 Beamer
 
Yeah, nothing about it felt "HL2" to me.

I think I've stated here a few times that I hated the first hour or so. But, as I get older, I think I realize I hate the first hour of most games I play. It takes me about that long to get the feel for them. Or, maybe, it takes them that long to get going. Sometimes I stay hating the game, other times (like, recently, this and FC3) I end up loving them.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $48 Million
12. Re: Star Citizen at $48 Million Jul 15, 2014, 00:13 Beamer
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 23:54:
At this point this project is the very definition of Feature Creep.

See, I disagree. With an additional two million, they will add a new language. That's something they hire someone to do and it costs them, what, maybe $100,000 per? If that? They aren't heavily involved, outside of maybe the writer, and that doesn't impact quality.

It's something very easy to add and very easy to budget. To me, feature creep is promising something costly, vague, hard to implement, and distracting the devs from areas more important. This isn't any of those.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2014, 00:11 Beamer
 
I never much liked anything in Covington. But all the places I went were either in OTR (A Tavola, Japp's and Bakersfield) or downtown (Nada, Sotto and Boca.)

While Burnell's was open it was an absolute gem, and I'm afraid Hello Honey will go the same way.
 
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News Comments > New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns?
36. Re: New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns? Jul 15, 2014, 00:09 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 23:50:
Beamer wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 22:57:
Sepharo wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 22:41:
nevermind

See, now I'm super curious.

Well... I posted that it essentially wasn't an "opinion" because EA Partners doesn't have explicit control over the participating developers and that's kind of the point. But then I took a look at the Starbreeze example and realized that might as well be control... And I had to concede that each contract is probably wildly different. Those contracts are just somewhere in between a wholly owned EA developer and EA publishing Valve's retail HL2.

Then you've got something like what Stardock just did, announcing that they've got 8 games in development but really it's them partnering with like 6 different smaller developers. When they partnered with Ironclad for Sins (SoaSE) they got so close that they were actually helping with development tasks.

So... it can be pretty variable. But I'd have to say that obviously simply being an EA Partner is not a recipe for failure as plenty of examples show. And in the examples of failure only a small percentage were due to EA dropping funding/publishing. It's hard to speculate how many were ruined do to meddling but I'd say it's very low.

edit: Oh and of course Crytek's troubles have nothing to do with EA Partners.

Yeah, I think Starbreeze is a huge exception, but that's also because they used EA's property.

By and large, Partners was the one thing EA was praised for, and rightly so.
 
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News Comments > New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns?
34. Re: New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns? Jul 14, 2014, 22:57 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 22:41:
nevermind

See, now I'm super curious.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $48 Million
4. Re: Star Citizen at $48 Million Jul 14, 2014, 20:57 Beamer
 
This doesn't strike me as that insane. SciFi/Fantasy love bragging about this. There are people out there that speak Klingon. Game of Thrones has hired people to create about a half dozen languages for their show.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jul 14, 2014, 19:26 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 19:24:
It's funny, but I actually liked Al's first outfit, and Jack Black's too. And Aisha Tyler looks good in ANYTHING.

Still, White and Nerdy is my favorite Yankovic.

This guy's been a national treasure for 30 years.

Jack Black's tie-dyed pants, flame shirt and fanny pack?

I didn't know you were Guy Fieri! Haha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 14, 2014, 13:27 Beamer
 
SmyTTor wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 12:56:
The judge's comments as to why he declined the recommended sentence is because he wanted to stop her from protesting in the future. That just so happens to violate the constitution on its face. This is why it will be overturned on appeal.

That's not quite right. What the judge said was "this has got to stop." He didn't mean the protesting. He meant her violating her restraining order then basically sticking her finger up at the law repeatedly. They tried asking her not to do it. She refused. They tried fining her. She didn't pay nor did she stop. So they put her in jail. At that point, what else can be done?

Several other people were arrested for trespassing. Their trespassing charges were dismissed. Coincidentally, they did not have restraining orders.
 
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