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News Comments > etc., etc.
12. Re: etc., etc. Sep 26, 2014, 10:31 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 10:18:
You know what sucks about being an artist? When phony feminists cowards tell you what you can and cannot do.

No one is telling them they can't. They're asking them to also be varied.

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
40. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 23:40 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:32:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:28:
I thought #gamergate was fighting the media being too close?
People that think this is solely about the media: you probably should distance yourselves and use a new hashtag that doesn't have this kind of baggage dragged into it.

#Gamergate is many things to many people. No need to use a new hashtag, that dilutes the impact. Of course the other side would like us to do that...

This isn't a Godwin I swear, but learn from Hitler about fighting a way on two fronts.

You can split gamers into four quadrant. One access is how much they care about journalism, another is how much they care about supposed feminism. By making #gamergate just about one of those quadrants, you push away two others.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 23:38 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 23:09:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:28:
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:10:
If you want a good laugh, look up Kshama Sawant and see what she thinks are actually good ideas.

Increasing minimum wage, increasing bus lines, ending corporate welfare, reducing taxes on small businesses and homeowners, rent controls, ending racial profiling, legalizing same sex marriage and marijuana, reducing student debt and decreasing ties to Israel.

Sounds like a nightmare.

Sawant voted against the minimum wage resolution because it wasn't fast enough for her. For someone with a Ph.D. in economics she doesn't seem to have a good grasp of economic equilibrium.

Yeah, she supports increasing bus funding, just like the rest of the council.

"Corporate welfare" is a term that means dick all to anyone outside the extreme left. The rest of us call it "being realistic". It appeals to people who think the 70s Boeing bust was Seattle's greatest era.

Small businesses will need all the help they can get when the minimum wage increase starts up.

Rent control is illegal under the state Constitution. Ask poor people in San Francisco, Santa Monica, NYC and DC how well rent control has worked out for them. Or ask the people who voted down Boston's old rent control law.

Racial profiling is already illegal. Gay marriage is already legal, as is cannabis.

And just what the hell is she going to do about student debt as a Seattle city council member? Likewise with Israel, and on that last point, thanks for proving my point. Sawant is a glorified college student body politician. She is an embarrassment to a city that likes to pretend to be big.

You know, you're amazingly misinformed.

She didn't vote against the minimum wage, she ran on the platform, sponsored the bill, saw it win with a unanimous vote (which means she voted for it), then gave a victory speech.
So yes, she did vote for it because it was her idea. And it probably wasn't enough, because relative to inflation our minimum wage is far below where it was in the 1970s. For a guy without a Ph.D. in economics you really kind of seem like one.

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
38. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 22:27 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 22:13:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:21:
Jesus, man. To quote Axis, "wrong."

Note the part where "to help sell that game."
Not a single person that reviewed Depression Quest is alleged to have slept with Zoe Quinn.

Or do you think it's just unconscionable that reviewers have sex with people that also make games, even if they never, ever review the games the people they have sex with make? Because there are hundreds of thousands of people that make games, and some of them have relations with people that cover games. It's true in every industry.
Wrong? Hardly. See, you're still stuck on "reviewed" which was never the issue. Rather it was "mention in the context of other titles, mainly at the start of an article." Or do you keep forgetting that?

Do you realize that in the world of real media that reviewers and sources don't bang each other. Or when they're "too close to a source" that they recuse themselves in it. You realize that doing anything like this in any other industry would be grounds for disciplinary action or outright dismissal.
The guy I responded to in the quote you singled me out on said it was about reviews.

So you're changing goalposts. Nice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 20:28 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:10:
If you want a good laugh, look up Kshama Sawant and see what she thinks are actually good ideas.

Increasing minimum wage, increasing bus lines, ending corporate welfare, reducing taxes on small businesses and homeowners, rent controls, ending racial profiling, legalizing same sex marriage and marijuana, reducing student debt and decreasing ties to Israel.

Sounds like a nightmare.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
31. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 19:28 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:17:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:01:
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:34:
the SJW crew trying to turn gaming into a bland, boring anti-male industry
Irrational, conspiratorial nonsense. You can't even point to any examples of how they've ruined anything.

Note I said they are "trying" not that they are "successful". After all that is what #Gamergate is fighting. Before calling something nonsense you might choose to read it?

I thought #gamergate was fighting the media being too close?


People that think this is solely about the media: you probably should distance yourselves and use a new hashtag that doesn't have this kind of baggage dragged into it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 19:17 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:14:
If they really want to maximize recycling, they'd make businesses do it. Much more effective and efficient collection as well. But given corporations run the government it's not going to happen.

You know, if you Google "Seattle business recycling," you'd see that they do make businesses do it.

But fact checking yourself before making an assumption and judgment is not going to happen. Eh, we all do it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
29. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
Squirmer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:11:
harlock wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 11:23:
If this is who I'm making games for, it makes me wonder why the hell I should.

THEN FUCKING DONT!! good riddance, bitch

no, seriously... fuck off and go cry about it
Great job demonstrating Lewis's Law.

It's extraordinary that in a thread where this person has called someone a "bitch", there are other people trying to deny that this kind of attack even happens. MAYBE HARLOCK IS A FALSE FLAG ATTACK.

In another thread on this topic he called someone a "psycho bitch," but I don't think this is a crowd that feels those comments are rooted in misogyny or are harmful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
24. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 18:21 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 18:16:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 16:46:

Can you direct me to a review written by someone Zoe Quinn slept with?
Still having problems reading huh? Note the part where "people who were writing reviews" not "banged them for reviews." Let's not forget that she was a literal nobody until she got mentioned by said individuals. Of course there are several other people who were sleeping with people they were writing about as well. But I'm sure none of that matters either.

Jesus, man. To quote Axis, "wrong."

Note the part where "to help sell that game."
Not a single person that reviewed Depression Quest is alleged to have slept with Zoe Quinn.

Or do you think it's just unconscionable that reviewers have sex with people that also make games, even if they never, ever review the games the people they have sex with make? Because there are hundreds of thousands of people that make games, and some of them have relations with people that cover games. It's true in every industry.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 25, 2014, 17:52 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 17:45:
As far as Americans "loving Apple", well, as an American I am quite pleased to say that Apple doesn't make anything I even like, let alone "love"...;)

In what seems to be a reocurring trend, when someone says "This group XYZ," it doesn't mean that it's guaranteed true about you if you are part of that group. NBA players are really damn tall, but Mugsy Bogues was 5'2.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 17:45 Beamer
 
KS wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 15:49:
I hope children in Seattle die insane and screaming in pain from rabies from rat bites from rats chowing down and multiplying on food garbage in compost piles.

Preferrably kids of these regulators.

Also, bonus for scientific ignorance whining about CO2 in the atmosphere while whining about carbon sequestration AKA burying food (or yard) waste in landfills to combat it under the false, leftover 1970s fraud that landfill space is limited.

You're misinformed. I mean, on a lot of different things, but most specifically Seattle isn't asking you to compost your own food, it has separate compost bins to put your food into. Meaning there's fundamentally no difference between that and a regular garbage as far as rats are concerned, because it's picked up just as often. All it does is ask you to spend 5 seconds sorting your trash when you clean up dinner.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 16:46 Beamer
 
PropheT wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 16:20:
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 12:47:
It didn't start with AAA games, and it didn't start with anyone buying reviews. It started with a woman that often talked about feminism being unfaithful.

It started with a woman who was pushing her video game being unfaithful with the people who were writing reviews to help sell that game. That's kind of an important detail to leave out, although it was for an indie title and not a AAA game.

I'd still maintain that the entire thing has more to do with gamers being sick of opinion pieces and emotional gerrymandering by gaming sites who have grown accustomed to treating their readers like shit, because I'm not sure why else they'd be so eager to turn on them. It's not like the idea of game reviews being not entirely on the level is a new one.

Can you direct me to a review written by someone Zoe Quinn slept with?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2014, 12:47 Beamer
 
Henry Dorsett wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 12:34:
To people like me, GamerGate (and I LOATHE any term where some schmuck adds the suffix of 'Gate' to any controversy) is about three things: The vast majority of AAA games are at best mediocre, and at worst, they're pure shit; games 'journalists' are commentators who are getting paid off by the companies whose works they're supposed to be examining, leading to a lot of bullshit reviews; and, unfortunately, how FUCKING RIDICULOUS the reactions from both sides have become to this shit show.

I hate that AAA games have basically become garbage. You used to be able to rely on finding a small group of studios you liked (Blizzard, Westwood, id, New World Computing / 3DO, etc.) and going through their games as they came out. You knew the product would be good because the company had a track record of quality. But now? Now you have be on constant vigil and to hope an indie game comes along that's looks interesting, gets finished, and ends up how they said it would be.

And this is compounded by the fact that we can't trust the people who are supposed to be telling us whether or not a game is worth playing. It means that we have to do the work ourselves, with whatever time we can spare and without the resources to actually do the job properly. Now, the closest we can get to a fair review is watching someone play it on YouTube or Twitch, because we can at least see the game being played that way.

Then, when we finally get pissed off, a bunch of fucking idiots ruin the righteous indignation that the community had built up by attacking people WHO WERE KNOWN TO CONTORT EVERYTHING INTO BOTH A PERSONAL ATTACK AND AN ATTACK ON THEIR ENTIRE GOD DAMN GENDER. Seriously, who the fuck thought going after the fucking Tumblr Attack Squad was a good idea? You can't get rid of these people by attacking them OR the people they've attached themselves to. You have to discredit their leaders and their movement en masse.

Oh, wait, I forgot, they're in bed with the journalists.

It feels like, if this is what you believe in, you should probably find a new name for it. There's absolutely controversy over what #gamergate is about, given that it started with absolutely nothing that you're discussing. It didn't start with AAA games, and it didn't start with anyone buying reviews. It started with a woman that often talked about feminism being unfaithful.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Gat out of Hell Walkthrough Trailer
4. Re: Saints Row IV Gat out of Hell Walkthrough Trailer Sep 25, 2014, 12:14 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 12:09:
Cutter wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 22:31:
Enh, I'll pass on this. This is way too dated, way too rehashed, way too silly now. This franchise needs a reboot with an up to date engine.


Agreed, its well past the point of absurdity and just seems stupid now.

I'd guess one is coming. His engine complaint doesn't really apply to this, since it's an expansion, but there's no denying that it's gotten too silly. It worked fine for going into a VR/Matrix world, and is this Hell, or Matrix world Hell? In either case, a barcalounger with a machine gun seems like they've definitely hit the point that they've painted themselves into a corner.

But how do you really peel it back?

SR3 is still the peak for me. SR2 was great, too. SR1 took itself too seriously and the humor seemed off, SR4 was fun but really did feel a bit like an expansion rather than canon.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Sep 25, 2014, 11:20 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 05:51:
Julio wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 05:06:
Another one sided anti gamer #Gamergate article with zero fact checking. Add NPR to the SJW publication list.

My favorite part of these articles is always the bit where they trot out the fact that someone got "death or rape threats". As if this actually means anything out of the ordinary. Anyone with any kind of public profile gets threats.

A death threat on the Internet is just some angry teenage miscreant saying the most offensive thing his tiny mind can think up. It's literally just "Shut up I don't like you." dialed up to 11 just because the person is anonymous and can get away with it.

No one is actually coming to kill and/or rape you, dumbasses.

But these indie developer types and wannabe gamer bloggers don't understand this. They had no real public profile, no one was paying attention to them. They don't realize that people saying offensive shit and making toothless threats just comes with the territory of being a public figure, especially a controversial one.

When someone becomes a game developer, are they really signing up to be a public figure? Is that the standard we want? Not everyone enjoys that. Again, see: Notch, who sold his game to Microsoft because it had turned him into a public figure and he was getting endless, ill-informed criticism.

Some people clearly seek this out. Others don't, but it happens, anyway. If becoming an artist on some shitty Activision licensed property means that every tweet you ever make will get scrutinized by people you'll never meet, is that something you want, and is that something you want people to consider before deciding to make a game or not?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 24, 2014, 18:57 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 15:28:
Number of times my Android 4.4 Nexus 5 has had an OS crash in the 6 months I've owned it: 0. It also hasn't been rebooted in over two months and still works fine. Number of times in 8 months my previous Windows Phone 8 Samsung ATIV S crashed: 0. Number of times my girlfriend's WP8 Lumia 920 has crashed in over two years: Twice, the last time being over a year ago. Yet everyone says iOS is the most reliable and "just works." Maybe if Apple put more than 1GB RAM in these supposedly state-of-the-art phones.

My WP phone has been crashing with some consistency of late, but only since I moved to the developer's preview of WP8.1. That added a few things I like quite a bit, but has also added a few things I don't. Most specifically, I get a random reboot every third day or so. It's never been while I'm using it, so it doesn't bother me, but it'll be sitting on the desk next to me and then reboot.

The issues I'm having are fairly widespread on my phone with the dev preview, but Verizon has been dragging its feet on an official update that would solve these issues. I can't complain too much - I'm the one using the dev preview rather than waiting for an official update, but Verizon is killing me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
27. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 24, 2014, 13:14 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 21:22:
You didn't also read I stated NATURE affects the changes? Isn't that the other obvious answer to your question?

The climate changes. Sometimes it gets warm, sometimes it gets cold. Some creatures go extinct, some adapt, some are born anew. History exists. Long term trends matter, short term trends don't mean shit.

That's so fucking ridiculous to ask someone if they believe earth warming/cooling is real or not. If you can type, I'm sure you've witnessed the gamut of weather and recognized sometimes its hot and sometimes its not. So you'd know these basic caveman things even if you weren't the leading scientist on the subject. you might even google some shit. Or in the case of most of you alarmists, replayed Gore's movie ever year at Christmas.

Ok, so we got it, you deny global warming.
Nearly every single scientist in the world disagrees with you. You aren't denying man is responsible, you're denying it as a whole.

Gotcha.

And you still suck at giving straight answers.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
23. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 23, 2014, 20:54 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 20:40:
See folks, Beamer is denial in action. An outsider with common sense would read this thread and laugh at you.

I stated quite clearly that the man made global warming alarmist farce is a bunch of bullshit, and that nature itself is the changer. But you just keep on making a fool of yourself trying to get me to "answer" a question you keep asking that has been answered already if you bothered to read.

And since you still haven't read the articles, here:

According to NASA satellites and all ground-based temperature measurements, global warming ceased in the late 1990s. This when CO2 levels have risen almost 10 percent since 1997. The post-1997 CO2 emissions represent an astonishing 30 percent of all human-related emissions since the Industrial Revolution began. That we’ve seen no warming contradicts all CO2-based climate models upon which global-warming concerns are founded.
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Satellites also show that a greater area of Antarctic sea ice exists now than any time since space-based measurements began in 1979. In other words, the ice caps aren’t melting.
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Now, if you bothered to read the other article you'd see there's both sides of the story while pointing out the idiocy of the alarmist assholes like Gore, but I'm sure you barely read anything posted and will come back with the same absurd shit.

You still aren't answering the question.
Is there global warming: y/n?

You seem to hedge a LOT around whether there is or not. Not whether man is causing it, we've established you do not think this, and many do not.

We still have yet to establish if you think there is global warming. You say that you've stated quite clearly that man made global warming is a bunch of bullshit. You've said this 100 times.

But this is not what I've been asking you.
Seriously. I'm not denying anything, you're just dancing around a question. You repeatedly say "man made global warming is a farce," and then quote things that say "all global warming is a farce."

Which do you believe, because those are two very different things? Some people believe in evolution through science, some believe in it through the hand of a creator, and some deny it altogether. What you're doing is responding to my questions of "is there evolution" with "there's a God!" Which doesn't answer the question. There are three options here, pick one:
1) Global warming is real and man impacts it (we know you don't believe this)
2) Global warming is real and it's entirely due to nature
3) Global warming is not real
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
21. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 23, 2014, 20:25 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 20:13:
Just re-read what I posted, pretty clear you are 100% wrong Beamer. And I rarely use the word "Wrong" but you are.

How am I wrong? The Daily Mail literally says that there's no such thing as global warming. It quotes a meteorology professor as saying we're entering a 15 year period of global cooling.

Is this what you support, or do you support that there's global warming it just isn't manmade?

You have yet to actually say this. You just keep telling me I'm wrong, when I'm asking questions. You haven't actually told me what I'm wrong about. Specifically. Just a nice, blanket "you're wrong."
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
18. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 23, 2014, 20:12 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 20:11:
All anybody needs to know about today's farce at the UN:

Obama Emits Enough CO2 For 22 People On Way To UN Climate Summit

UN Climate Summit Speakers FLY 1 Million Miles to Vilify Air Travel, Carbon Output

No hypocrisy here.

Yup. World leaders should fly coach!
 
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