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Nickname Beamer
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 3, 2014, 13:59 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 13:57:
Beamer wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 13:23:
From what I gather, Congressmen socialize much less often. And much less gets done.

I'm all for them getting less done! The Constitution was written to limit their power so they wouldn't get much done.


Like the New Deal, that awful piece of socialist bullcrap that was the government overstepping its bounds and creating a protected middle class!
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Flashback Content Update
2. Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback Content Update Jul 3, 2014, 13:43 Beamer
 
Reloading guns? Hmm, that hardly seems necessary, I see why they released a version without that.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 3, 2014, 13:23 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 12:58:
So two lawyers - who are obviously friends, probably went to school together - talking means the entire Justice Department is suspect? So yeah, anytime anyone is friends with someone at another company it must mean corporate espionage is probably involved, right? Nevermind the fact that the JD lawyer actually did the right thing. Rolleyes

I'm surprised you feel this way.

In general, these are all people with somewhat similar goals (making decisions that impact various channels), with somewhat similar backgrounds.

You used to hear stories all the time about how Congressmen would bitch and fight all day long, then go drinking at bars together. It was business. And, frankly, business is easier when you like one another because you can work with them. I get why maybe you don't want that with the JD, but it's people, and people usually want to like the people they deal with day in and day out.

From what I gather, Congressmen socialize much less often. And much less gets done.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Roadmap
30. Re: ShootMania Roadmap Jul 3, 2014, 12:20 Beamer
 
I mean, in fairness, my last line did take it personal, but that's because I find his lashing out over an innocent question line humorous.

I think it's been totally obvious he's the only one with actual information in this thread, but he's utterly refused to give any of it. I don't know if any of us have played this game but it's an interesting story we'd like to hear more of.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 3, 2014, 11:20 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 11:10:
I've actually been considering going back to a dumb phone to avoid a majority of the tracking.

The majority?
Hardly.

Right now, with a smartphone, precisely two organizations track you: the OS and the provider.
If you go dumbphone, it becomes just the provider.
So you avoid 50% of the tracking, but not the 50% the police go to with warrants.

Yes, some apps track you, but you're talking about going dumbphone, which means you can live without those apps. So why not just, you know, not install them? That way you still have a superior device that can do amazing things like tell you what time movies are playing or make a restaurant reservation or tell you what local bookstore has what you want in stock, all without requiring you to drive home and look it up? It lets you check Blues while waiting for a train or play XCOM while sitting on an airplane.

I just never understand the people that say "this tool can be abused, so I'm never going to use it." Much like with Facebook, you can avoid so many of the privacy concerns so easily.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Roadmap
25. Re: ShootMania Roadmap Jul 3, 2014, 10:59 Beamer
 
The link he posted doesn't even take you anywhere. Just the top level of a message board that has no "feedback" forum and, going into the general forum, no real long topics or even short topics clearly entitled "constructive feedback!"

As I feel I kind of pointed out when I said "aggressively" earlier, Verno was asking legitimate questions and Axis was getting angry, aggressive and defensive. Verno's questions, in this topic, weren't pointed or doubting. He clearly had no insight and no knowledge but was curious and wanted to learn something.
Instead he kept getting asked "what he did," as if Axis has done anything in the video game community to challenge this (offering "constructive criticism" isn't anything.)

Axis wrote on Jun 26, 2013, 19:06:
Ouya. Hotcakes. Right again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 3, 2014, 10:57 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 09:25:
If you want people to buy a console then you need some form of first party software that they can't get anywhere else, that's what sells consoles.

Hence why I'm always shocked at the utter outrage people have over Microsoft not porting the games they swear they'd never buy, anyway.

Which is different than the frustration over Microsoft always "recommitting" to PC gaming. But usually one group is throwing feces at the wall over one while the other looks at the second thing just as slightly contradictory and totally asinine.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 2, 2014, 20:07 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 19:56:
Email details: 9/11 was a hoax.

LOL

I don't get it.


"LOL."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 18:49 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 18:39:
Yup, if you lost, you played the #1 team or you went to the consolation bracket.

That's not how pools work. In a Pool, there's no guarantee any team will go undefeated.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
43. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jul 2, 2014, 17:32 Beamer
 
Paketep wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 17:02:
Oh, look, Mr. Douche is bored already.

Here's another one.

Last 10 posts:
1) "Mr. Douche."
2) "He is one of those fucking huge mouths that doesn't belong in the industry."
3) "FUCK YOU and then DIE"
4) "FUCK YOU EA"
5) "UbiShitPlay"
6) "Battlefield Yawn"
7) "Thanks for making me not care"
8) "Origin? Thanks but no thanks"
9) "Hell fucking yeah!"
10) "Fuck those losers."


9 aggressively negative posts, 1 very positive.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Roadmap
10. Re: ShootMania Roadmap Jul 2, 2014, 15:23 Beamer
 
This is turning constructively aggressive.  
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Goes Offline
18. Re: Age of Empires Online Goes Offline Jul 2, 2014, 12:24 Beamer
 
ElectricTurtle wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:57:
InBlack wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:18:
Xero wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:11:
There is no laws that exist to prevent a company from selling you something and then taking it away from you without returning your money? That sounds like quite a scheme to be LEGALLY ALLOWED...

Read the EULA of any game you have ever purchased. All of them state that your game is actually a 'service' that the game developer or rather publisher can end at any time that they choose to.

You dont own the game. You enter a contract or licence agreement that allows you to purchase and play the game as long as the publisher feels like allowing you to do so.

How legally binding EULAs really are is a matter that has yet to be put to the test. Judicially speaking of course.

Back in the 80s you used to see promotional bits on VHS tapes that said "Own X movie on VHS!" as a contrast to rentals. I always wanted to copy and sell bootlegs of those so I could go into court and say, 'look, I was publicly told that I owned this by the rights-holder.' lol

This is why I only buy games from gog anymore. Sure, the EULAs are still the same, as are the copyrights, but with all the DRM stripped out there is basically jack and shit that anybody can do to prevent you from using what you bought. The same cannot be said for Steam, and I pity the people who have and will be screwed over by them.

You always wanted to go to court to do something you knew you'd lose and face a heavy fine for?

And can you point out to me 3 examples of a game people owned disappearing? Not online only games, but single player ones. Valve has done it once, for a game that was online only and all the servers were taken down with no hope of user servers popping up.

The odds of a game no longer being playable due to technology moving past it far outweighs the odds of a game no longer being playable because the DRM holder pulls it from your computer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 12:18 Beamer
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 12:09:
Quboid wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 08:47:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 01:55:
US team didn't deserve to be there, I am never in support of a program that allows a team that LOST to continue. They lost already, they didn't deserve to move on.

You mean the Germany match? I thought you were an NFL fan, you don't like league formats?

Isnt he a Vikings fan? If so then how can he possibly watch that team after they lose their first game (normally the first game of every season). I mean they lost, they dont deserve to continue!

I'll never understand the anger at losing teams advancing. It isn't sudden death. Hell, in hockey and basketball teams with losing records make the playoffs, so why is there so much whining over it happening in the World Cup.

Didn't you guys ever do a tournament based on pools in high school?
 
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Goes Offline
12. Re: Age of Empires Online Goes Offline Jul 2, 2014, 10:55 Beamer
 
Xero wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:11:
There is no laws that exist to prevent a company from selling you something and then taking it away from you without returning your money? That sounds like quite a scheme to be LEGALLY ALLOWED...

You do understand that if maintaining online games forever was legally obligated we'd see a huge crash in how many were out there, right?
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
40. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 19:15 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 18:48:
@ Beam,

He's just livin' up to his name. At least there's no false advertising!

On the other hand, one does wonder why he bothers.

Heh, right after I posted that I took a closer look at the name and went "Oooooh. At least he knows it."
 
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24. Re: Gay games Jul 1, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 16:18:
As for pirates, EVERYONE had a pirate fantasy. Pirate

Task wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 18:12:
That's so Gay.



Anyway, I'd marginally prefer to play a character exactly like me, maybe. Maybe. When I am given the choice to create my own character I typically end up with an 8 foot tall, 600lbs person with deformed extremities. If it's Saints Row, also British. I love Monkey Island, but don't really connect with Guybrush. I loved Portal. And I love Tetris, in which you play, I guess, a falling block.

I'm not going to not buy a game because the character isn't just like me. Despite what some people say here, we've had numerous posters here say they won't buy games if the main character is female. It hurts "immersion."
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
38. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 18:08 Beamer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:15:
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This comment was deleted on Jul 1, 2014, 13:38.

Your posting history is a pleasure:
1st most recent post: "it keeps scrubs like you out," plus one swear
2nd: removed
3rd: "most overrated shooter ever."
4th: "that site is god awful."
5th: "it's a stupid fragfest," plus two swears
6th: "kindly fuck off," so one swear
7th: "looks fucking lame," so another swear
8th: well, nothing wrong with this
9th: "Tired of Roguelikes..." not a horrific post, but still super negative
10th: "I could give two shits."


You're a very lovely person contributing so much positivity and constructivity to this world.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
37. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 18:05 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 17:56:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:21:
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Damn, SM! You're one of the more nicer folks here!


I'm guessing he quoted whatever was removed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 1, 2014, 17:45 Beamer
 
Have you guys played it? I don't care about multiplayer, but it's OMD, I'll give it a shot.

Also, "Orcs Must Die! died..." is a bit hyperbolic, isn't it? One bad game doesn't end a franchise.
 
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16. Re: Gay games Jul 1, 2014, 15:40 Beamer
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 15:34:
Beamer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:38:
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:35:
If developers truly wanted to 'get behind' the gay revolution they should develop a game where the main character is a gay male and see how well that sells. Hint: It won't.

Hint: that's because people are homophobic and not accepting.
If Doom mentioned in the .txt that Doom Guy was gay, or if Gordon had a poster of John Stamos in his locker, the games probably wouldn't have sold as well.
Not interested in, is not being homophobic. Not saying there aren't homophobic people, obviously there are many. In honesty though, the majority of gamers are not crying out to play a male gay character because they have no interest.

You're using a very literal definition of "not interested in." I'm not interested in playing a pixelated pirate game, but when a really good one comes along (and Pixel Piracy is supposedly just that), I'll play it. I don't think many people are interested in a game like that, but it's selling well.

TangledThorns said it won't sell because "people aren't interested." In that context, it means they just don't want to. Not playing a game because it has a gay character, when all things being the same just with a straight character you would, is textbook homophobic.
 
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