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News Comments > Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam
8. Re: Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam Mar 22, 2014, 16:30 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 22, 2014, 15:43:
It's sad that the Bulletstorm SP campaign was more interesting than the SP campaign in BF3.

I don't think so. The Bulletstorm SP campaign was a blast. It dragged in a few places, no jump was weird (but worth sacrificing for the whip), and I hit one invisible wall when trying to backtrack/explore, but as a whole the game was a lot of fun. It got a terrible reputation for a terrible marketing campaign, but was much more fun than all the stupid, juvenile ads made it seem. That it sold significantly less than Homefront, which I think came out the same week (at least month) is such a shame.

Its biggest sin wasn't the lack of jump, it was that the weapons felt designed for a fast pace game and it was a slow paced game.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza
23. Re: Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza Mar 22, 2014, 16:28 Beamer
 
The plot and characters (less the German guy) in FC3 sucked, but the combat was so much fun I didn't care. At all. Aside from one of the dream sequences taking far too many tries for me, I had a blast. It was a fantastic game.

Blood Dragon, on the other hand, stripped or streamlined most of what I enjoyed most, put in even shittier characters, tried incredibly hard to be "badass" and fell on its face, and made everything red and/or pink, which is infinitely worse than brown. Played it, finished it, but can't understand how people that complain about consolitis enjoyed something that was basically a deepish game made incredibly shallow.
 
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News Comments > Next CoD Sledgehammer's "Most Ambitious, Most Creative" Game
15. Re: Next CoD Sledgehammer's Mar 21, 2014, 18:33 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 18:32:
nin wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 11:57:
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 11:52:
{dismissive}Wank wank wank wank wank.{/dismissive}

Maybe Frans can code that for you.

Or an emoticon? That'd be a riot!




A :-dismissivewank-: smiley would be the Best Thing Ever.

In light of the theme of the past few weeks, I'd recommend that smiley be a bird.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 21, 2014, 18:33 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 17:58:
Well I'm glad you feel good about yourself Beamer, it's a win for you hurray!

"PS4 cameras sell out due to twitch popularity" makes it very clear. original title, not so much despite your breakdown.

I don't even know what to say to you, but this explains a lot of your posts. Nearly all of them, perhaps.

I apologize if English isn't your first language. In that case, I shouldn't mock your reading skills.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 21, 2014, 17:17 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 17:09:
Bard wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:04:
Spying Scare?

It's a scare?

yeah no - ask Michael Hastings how much of a "scare" it is - oh you can't. He died in a car accident after his car blew up when it hit a tree (despite security footage showing the car on fire before hitting the tree) shortly before he was going to break a story on the CIA and had been speaking to Wikileaks.

It should terrify ANY person of conscience that has communicated to anyone on corporate or governmental criminality in the past decade.

Links? I was always suspicious of his death given his tenacity as an investigative journalist. It's funny how these suspicious stories stories like this get dropped. Investigative journalist Gary Webb committed suicide in 2004 by shooting himself in the head. Twice. I guess he just wanted to be sure.

Again, though, that was a situation where all loose ends were tied, he'd hinted at suicide for a while to family members, family members had no suspicions, and it isn't unheard of for people to require a second shot to actually kill themselves because they didn't line up properly and just kind of Tyler Durdened their jaw.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 21, 2014, 16:53 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 16:50:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 16:47:
MindStalker3 wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 10:39:
"Starbucks' new digital tip jar won't benefit baristas."

What a stupid article. It doesn't say Starbucks baristas won't get your digital tips, just that people don't tip at Starbucks and they are likely to continue not tipping even if digital.

Hey, Starbucks! I got a digital tip for ya right here:

01000110 01110101 01100011 01101011 00100000 01101111 01100110 01100110

I read that in Bender's voice...


Perfect!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 21, 2014, 15:43 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 14:08:
Brian Crecente thanks you Beamer, he couldn't have defended himself better.

However the fact is the title purposefully misleads, and the article doesn't try to differentiate much. I didn't delve deep, my bad. But the article should be titled "PS4 cameras sell out due to twitch popularity".

See the gigantic difference? No, you don't.

Because there is none.
Let's break the title down:
"Blame" this means something is a cause
"the popularity of Twitch" this means Twitch is popular
"for" this means the popularity did something
"the lack of PS4 cameras" this means it's hard to find PS4 cameras

Putting it all together, Twitch is a popular service, and due to this there are no PS4 cameras. Or, in your words, PS4 cameras sell out due to Twitch popularity.

You read it wrong. Then you doubled down. Idiots everywhere thank you, as they couldn't do a better job of making them look good by comparison.

Best case scenario, you have no clue what the difference between "for" and "on" is. But "Blame the popularity of Twitch on the lack pf PS4 cameras" makes no sense.
In reality, you somehow think the headline is "Blame the Popularity of Twitch On PS4 Cameras," which arguably uses most of the words in the actual headline but not in the way the headline does. And would imply Twitch's popularity is a bad thing that needs blame.
 
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News Comments > "Several" Unannounced UE4 Games in Development; UT Not One of Them
22. Re: Mar 21, 2014, 13:51 Beamer
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:49:
I totally understand point of view now and often have the same feeling. Glory days of fps are long gone. Those with twitch skills are old like myself and don't represent the target audience.

We may be old and irrelevant to some extent but the skills remain and younger players try to camp corners making them easy pray lol. I confess to warming up with a game or two of CoD4 deathmatch before jumping into bf4 to forget about work.

Back to work...

Twitch games occasionally get made, usually by slightly larger indie-types, they just haven't really been any good. Things like Monday Night Combat, or if you don't care about MP, Hard Reset. They just weren't much fun.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Trailer
17. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Trailer Mar 21, 2014, 13:49 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:36:
Caslon wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:01:
Gee, how do we keep relevant with todays console mentality and merge it with a classic pc game? A mech, of course! Genius!

You, uh, played the original Wolfenstein 3D, right?

Probably only the shareware. A lot of people don't understand Wolfenstein because of that. And, due to it, you see a lot of comments like this from people that think they're "true PC masters" or some such but are kind of ignorant about the things they speak of.

No huge surprise - back then it was pretty easy to get your hands on the shareware but not so much the full version. But, at some point, you'd think you'd seen Mechahitler around the interwebs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 21, 2014, 13:47 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:27:
Twitch is extremely popular among young gamers who used to like spending time perusing youtube vids of their favorite games like minecraft.

However the new PS4 has nothing to do with twitch's popularity, what ignorance. How in the hell do people like Brian Crecente get published?

Are you being intentionally dense?
There's no effin way to read that the way you read that.
1) He didn't say the PS4 was responsible for Twitch's popularity
2) Crescente also didn't make the conclusions, the article is almost entirely quoting someone from Sony

Jesus, man. Just... Jesus. Somehow you read a bunch of quotes from Sony that they misunderstood how popular Twitch was and how that would make their camera more popular and your takeaway is that it's an editorial about how Twitch is only popular due to the PS4.

You're something special.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 21, 2014, 13:44 Beamer
 
Bard wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 13:04:
Spying Scare?

It's a scare?

yeah no - ask Michael Hastings how much of a "scare" it is - oh you can't. He died in a car accident after his car blew up when it hit a tree (despite security footage showing the car on fire before hitting the tree) shortly before he was going to break a story on the CIA and had been speaking to Wikileaks.

It should terrify ANY person of conscience that has communicated to anyone on corporate or governmental criminality in the past decade.

Security footage knows no such thing, and his closest friends and family feel that this was entirely an accident due to a massive manic episode he was having, but don't let any of that stop you and your "facts" that have no evidence.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 21, 2014, 11:05 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 10:47:
NSA: "If our adversaries see our methods they will move away from using them."

So aren't regular, gun-owning citizens your adversaries? They're not possibly a threat to the status quo, are they? Interesting...

What the hell does "gun-owning" have to do with anything?
Actually, what does your post have to do with anything, other than making you sound a bit too paranoid, which says something as the whole situation makes even normal people paranoid.
 
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News Comments > Next CoD Sledgehammer's "Most Ambitious, Most Creative" Game
3. Re: Next CoD Sledgehammer's Mar 21, 2014, 11:03 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 10:57:
Yeah CoD is really in a rut, they need to *gasp* let them take a year off and produce something with new features.

They did. 3 studios do it now, so instead of 18 months they have 30. Maybe not for this edition, but you'll start seeing that pay off.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Trailer
4. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Trailer Mar 20, 2014, 21:21 Beamer
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 20:48:
Weird, had the total opposite effect for me and I've been interested in this game. Can't really put a finger on why, though I'm a stickler for detail, and the train cars are too wide, way too wide.

I completely get where you're coming from, and yeah, they should be like 9 feet tops, but on the other hand, there's a giant walking robot sentry for the Nazis in WWII, so...
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Winners
23. Re: GDC Award Winners Mar 20, 2014, 20:31 Beamer
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 20:18:
Beamer wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 15:09:
God, The Walking Dead is unwatchable muck.

The Last of Us has a gruff, tough, largely silent male protagonist... that's not exactly pushing boundaries.

I was talking more about the Telltale games than the TV series, I'd actually agree with you about that.

I enjoyed the Telltale Game. Again, though, that was less due to the plot (which wasn't great) and more due to the characters/acting (who were great.)

I really wasn't a big Last of Us fan, but it did some things very well. Unfortunately, combat and variety weren't amongst those things for at least 33% of the game, if not 50%.
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Winners
21. Re: GDC Award Winners Mar 20, 2014, 18:09 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 18:02:
nin wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 16:33:
Cutter wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 16:29:
I reject any exclusive title winning game of the year! Reject I say!

Yeah yeah, we know. So that means your favorite pc only game can't win either, right?


Which PC exclusive would that be? If you look at the GDC winners most are console exclusives or developed for the console first. So there's no danger of that ever happening, is there? In fact it looks like the only PC first title that has ever won was HL2.

So yes, it's safe to say you can reject this sort of insular elitism for what it is.

Looking at that list:
Multiplatform: Bioshock Infinite
Console only: Last of Us, GTAV, Zelda
PC Only: Papers, Please; Kerbel Space Program, Gone Home

PC First Titles that have won GOTY:
The Sims, HL2, Portal, so that's more than "just HL2."
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Winners
16. Re: GDC Award Winners Mar 20, 2014, 15:09 Beamer
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 13:54:
Jivaro wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 12:42:
I think that is due to the technical quality of the game as well as the exemplary writing and voice acting, none of which can be argued as being anything other than fantastic.

Yeah, it can. The writing is nothing special at all, and I'll forever be amazed that people think otherwise when it does nothing that you haven't seen anywhere else multiple times before. If you've seen a zombie movie you aren't going to be surprised by anything in the game; the story isn't terribly different from the Walking Dead in a lot of ways, and those games are much better at telling it.

From a technical standpoint, the AI in the game is oblivious to your companion, lending to situations where you can be trying to hide from someone but she'll just stand there as they literally walk right into her and nothing happens; Bioshock Infinite did this better, and it came out around the same time, and people complain. Ico did it better and it came out years ago.


Still, I can understand TLOU winning a lot of awards since gaming awards are basically a big popularity contest anyway. The ambassador award thing makes me want to throw up.

The big difference between Last of Us and The Walking Dead is that the characters weren't terrible and simply doing the whims of the writers rather than something that felt natural and the actors weren't absolutely terrible.

Also, no one spent their entire time wondering where Carl was.


God, The Walking Dead is unwatchable muck.
 
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News Comments > Armored Warfare Announced
5. Re: Armored Warfare Announced Mar 20, 2014, 13:42 Beamer
 
I still haven't played any f2p games. There's just something unsettling about knowing I have an arguably incomplete title. I get people make these complaints about DLC, but with the possible exception of Fallout 3, there's never been a piece of DLC that's made a game feel more complete to me - it's just felt like more content bolted on (sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.)

With f2p, there's always something new to buy. There is no "complete," there's just more to buy. It just feels very awkward and uncomfortable to me.
 
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News Comments > CryENGINE Subscriptions Announced
9. Re: CryENGINE Subscriptions Announced Mar 20, 2014, 12:20 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 12:07:
Creston wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 11:40:
10 bucks a month? That's it?

That is just beyond incredible.

Yeah, and no royalties either. What's the catch? Thinking


My guess is they're looking at indies as an entry to AAA, meaning they want indies to learn how to use CryTek then get hired by a "real" developer. This is an investment.
Epic seems to be looking at it more that indies now are "real" developers and viable career paths.
 
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News Comments > "Several" Unannounced UE4 Games in Development; UT Not One of Them
7. Re: Mar 20, 2014, 12:16 Beamer
 
Arithon wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 11:35:
Hobeaux wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 11:01:
Truth is that if UT99 was brought into the modern age it would probably be antiquated, rejected by the vast majority of game players today who don't have that nostalgia that we old fogies have for it.

Except people bought TitanFail hand-over fist and that's a retool of COD with 2007 graphics and a 2004 game engine.


Can people just stop with this idiotic simplification?
 
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