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News Comments > Op Ed
102. Re: Op Ed Jul 26, 2014, 02:27 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 23:36:
Beamer wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 12:28:
Mad Max RW wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 12:18:
A rebuttal to what exactly? How bullying and harassment as a pretense to getting your way by hiding behind "equality" and "tolerance" is bad? That has to be explained? People like Beamer and jdreyer don't care at all about helping others. They are in it just for making everyone feel as miserable as they are. Racism, women's rights, gay marriage, etc. doesn't matter to them. It's pretend. It's a show. They latch onto these things only to perpetuate an intolerance they created. That's their motive. Not to help but to make everyone fight each other. Meanwhile any actual gains are lost because of their bogus ideas.

Your worldview is terrifying.

His worldview is convenient. Anybody who seems more open minded than him is actually a phoney. I honestly don't think he has considered the possibility that people can actually have empathy.

I'm very surprised that Verno blocks Beamer. Verno, just because you disagree with him? Beamer's not the sort to resort to things like throwing stupid labels around, which FWIW I appreciate you calling out.

I really got on his nerves once. It was when I was desperately trying to switch jobs, companies and cities. I was in a bad mood and being very short in a topic along these lines. I don't fault him but I appreciate your comment. I believe nin blocked me then, too, and I'm surprised Creston did not.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Gets Funds for "Transitional Phase"
13. Re: Crytek Gets Funds for Jul 25, 2014, 19:37 Beamer
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 19:25:
Slick wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 19:08:
Still, Crysis 1 is one of the best classic FPS games ever made.
I would agree with that but I'm too old. I can remember Doom, Duke 3D, Quake, UT, Farcry and countless other FPS titles. By comparison Crysis isn't even a blip on my gaming memory.

I'd call Crysis as good as Far Cry. The early game was nearly as good, with a few fights I consider more memorable, and the late game was nowhere near as bad.

It wasn't as ground breaking, but it was a better game. Warface, Warhawk, whatever the expansion was, was near perfect.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Gets Funds for "Transitional Phase"
6. Re: Crytek Gets Funds for Jul 25, 2014, 17:44 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 17:13:
DangerDog wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 17:09:
I wonder how bad of a failure their Ryse game was on xbox. Seems like they bet too much on the success of these projects and opened offices all over the world and buying up defunct studios, suddenly their check bounced.

Enough that they scrapped the sequel, according to a post a few weeks ago...


Word is the sequel was scrapped due to arguments over who owned the IP, which means there was value there and that Crytek walked away from money because they didn't want Microsoft owning Ryse.

Granted, I haven't played the game, but I have no clue who wants that IP and why they'd walk away from a deal due to ownership of it. It seemed generic, and maybe it wasn't if you played the game, but we'd have to spend a few days finding someone that could tell us for certain.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
97. Re: Op Ed Jul 25, 2014, 12:28 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 12:18:
A rebuttal to what exactly? How bullying and harassment as a pretense to getting your way by hiding behind "equality" and "tolerance" is bad? That has to be explained? People like Beamer and jdreyer don't care at all about helping others. They are in it just for making everyone feel as miserable as they are. Racism, women's rights, gay marriage, etc. doesn't matter to them. It's pretend. It's a show. They latch onto these things only to perpetuate an intolerance they created. That's their motive. Not to help but to make everyone fight each other. Meanwhile any actual gains are lost because of their bogus ideas.

Your worldview is terrifying.
 
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News Comments > Screencheat Embraces Screencheating
9. Re: Screencheat Embraces Screencheating Jul 25, 2014, 11:18 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 09:55:
I think a much more interesting twist on this would be:

Everyone Invisible
Can see the weapon fire
Stuff in the environment easily disturbed (has movement as you walk by)

No real need for "screen cheating"... just watch the environment / other's gun fire and take pot shots. If you hit they become bloody visible just before they die or explode or whatever.

Like the old HL crate mod, where everyone was a crate in a room full of crates and you could only tell who was a person if they moved.

But the problem with your idea is it's so computer dependent. If you have a beast of a computer running a super high resolution with effects on maximum you can see everything. If you have a laptop and you're running in a low resolution on low settings you see nothing. I guess to some people this makes sense, but competitiveness flies out the window and it becomes solely about who has the better machine. I remember playing Delta Force a ton in college. I had my beast of a system with a 3D accelerator. Everyone I played against had a laptop. They had to use the binoculars and slowly scan the hills for someone looking to snipe them - they loved it. Me? I could just look around normally and find the wiggling pixels. I could go an easy 25-0 because my system gave me enough detail to not have to do the slow stalking they did.

In your idea, it would become the same. Whoever owns the system that can show the most moving objects wins.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
91. Re: Op Ed Jul 25, 2014, 10:19 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 09:41:
If you're gullible enough to think Beamer and jdreyer are sincere then you're as worthless as they are.

What the hell does this even mean? "sincere?" Do you think everyone is really as self absorbed and solely self interested as you are?

Yes, you cretin, guys only care about women to get laid. But I also care about gays! Oh no, I must be bisexual!!!!!!
Then again, odds are you're one of those people that thinks people choose their sexuality.

Wait, half this board cares deeply about the plight of dogs. I didn't know this was a bestiality forum!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
86. Re: Op Ed Jul 24, 2014, 20:04 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 19:43:
jdreyer, has pretending to be a feminist social justice warrior ever succeeded in getting you laid? Do you go through this same routine in real life?

Yup, the only reason to give a shit about women is to get laid.


Yet another, predictable post from another, predictable poster proving the point.
Jesus, that's a lot of ps.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Staffs Up
10. Re: Boss Key Staffs Up Jul 24, 2014, 12:09 Beamer
 
Theo wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 11:37:
Surprised not to see Rod Fergerson joining up, thought he left irrational.

He was given the keys to the Gears of War throne.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jul 23, 2014, 21:17 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 20:51:
I was out of the country and completely disconnected from the US Movie scene in 99. I've never seen this. Any good? Does it hold up?

I hate Star Trek. But yes, it's good and it holds up.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jul 23, 2014, 21:13 Beamer
 
Lack of remorse, conditioned to kill... What point to the murder simulators otherwise?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 19:56 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 19:54:
So, Beam. Still with the arguments. Still with the common sense. Still resisting the pull of the PC Master Race.

You can't resist forever. It's inevitable. There's no point in resisting. We have ways, we have ways...

I haven't touched my Xbox or PS3 in ages, other than to watch Hannibal on Amazon. I fired up Halo 4 for about 30 seconds a month or two ago and got bored before the end of the first mission.

My gaming in the past month or two has been solely original XCOM on Android, Enemy Within, Civ 4 and FTL.

But, when there's a good console game, I'm not going to go on a rant about how unfair it is that I can't play it, how anyone involved abandoned me and killed my dog, and that anyone enjoying the game must be a moron.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 19:07 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:56:
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:53:

While I agree, it's really the PC fans that go on the offense here. Years of taking things personally has given them some kind of crazy superiority complex, where they think platform preference is both a defining personality feature and a measure of intelligence.

Platform preference can be indicative of many things including intelligence but not on its own. PCs are objectively better than consoles in almost every respect but that doesn't make them a better fit for every scenario. Some console fans get unnerved at the thought of something being better than whatever they bought, just look at the PS4 vs Xbox.

I've seen stupid console players that think their console is untouchable, but I see far fewer of them than I see PC gamers convinced that they are the second coming of Christ because they prefer to be hunched over a desk.
On this site.
Daily.
And, when someone points out that not everyone wants to spend all day looking at a monitor 12" from their face then come home and do the same thing, they pretend everyone has a computer right next to their TV to hook up. And wants to bother.

Like descender, who only moments ago blamed Valve changing their controller on console whiners. Is there evidence of that? No. It's much more likely that, in testing, people weren't liking the touchpads as much, but hey, it was a chance to knock consoles so someone jumped on it.

On this board, console fans tend to be more like nin, who will admit he just goes where the games are and that, while he prefers PC, consoles do some things better. For every one console idiot here (if we even have one), we have dozens of people saying absolutely idiotic things about how much more powerful they think every single PC is than consoles, that jump for joy when they see PC revenues up in financials Blue posts without thinking about where those revenues come from, and that say dumb shit about Steam's growth without looking and seeing how large the percentage of people using Intel Graphics on a laptop with a 1366x768 monitor are.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:53 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:43:
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:28:

That's his point - that many of those things are subjective, yet PC gamers treat them like fact.

He does the same thing at several points and I'm tired of PC gamers being treated like we all go to a meeting and agree on the finer points of discussion for the internet.

While I agree, it's really the PC fans that go on the offense here. Years of taking things personally has given them some kind of crazy superiority complex, where they think platform preference is both a defining personality feature and a measure of intelligence.

May I point out a post here on Blues from yesterday:
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 16:55:
No no no no... The PC is the largest gaming platform for real games that are actually worth playing! If I wanted the childish, mind numbing boredom of mobile-based crap like Candy Crush, or the dumbed-down, button-mashing, repetitive tripe that is made for consoles, I wouldn't game on a PC.

The rise of other platforms only clearly shows that the collective intelligence of the Sheeple population is in fact devolving back into single-celled organisms.

PC is the Master Race, all others must kneel, motherfu**ers.

This is an intelligent board, yet this was posted without irony.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Staffs Up
2. Re: Boss Key Staffs Up Jul 23, 2014, 18:30 Beamer
 
For what it's worth, Chris Mielke is a really smart guy that knows how to get things done really, really well.

In my opinion, he was Epic's best producer. They'll miss him.
 
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News Comments > Steam Controller Redesigned?
7. Re: Steam Controller Redesigned? Jul 23, 2014, 18:28 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:24:
Why? Every time they change this controller, I want it a little bit less.

Maybe there should be a D-pad there, but definitely not an analog stick. No reason to give in to the whiny console babies who don't can't understand how great those touchpads will be.

Or, maybe, in testing they're learning it actually isn't that great?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:28 Beamer
 
Saboth wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:12:
Axis wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:53:
Awesome article... for me to poop on.

No doubt. About 60% of them are subjective.


That's his point - that many of those things are subjective, yet PC gamers treat them like fact.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
45. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 17:18 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:12:
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:34:
Article on a video game site != march on Washington.

Plus, please, some time go to GDC and count the women in the "I want a job" section, then count the women in the "I have a job" section.

It's a bit shocking.
Why not check out the amount of agism in the IT industry then(not sure if it was mentioned I only skimmed the thread), I've seen exceptionally capable people who are excellent in their field be canned because they hit the "big 50" and some pretentious douche-nozzle decided that they were too old to "know what they were talking about" replacing them with someone 30 years their junior, who had no clue. And seen $100m projects fail and suffer because of it. I know two people who've filed lawsuits against the company they worked for, and said companies are under investigation not only by the labor board but two different HRC's.

Another example of "hey, that's a problem, but look over here, there's another problem!" with a dash of "that may be a problem, but it doesn't affect me, however this problem over here does and it should also be important, how come this video game website hasn't discussed it!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 16:34 Beamer
 
Bodolza wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:27:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:14:
[Second, while gender harassment in games is not as deadly as the fight for civil rights back in the 1960s, the same methods for mitigating it apply.

I don't agree. The degree of the response should be equal to the degree of the problem. For example, an large march on Washington for non-harassment in video games would turn off many people who'd see it as an over-reaction. Especially since, as you said, women in some countries have actual life-threatening situations they have to deal with.

Article on a video game site != march on Washington.

Plus, please, some time go to GDC and count the women in the "I want a job" section, then count the women in the "I have a job" section.

It's a bit shocking.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 14:56 Beamer
 
And I get all these common responses because I used to throw them out there, too.

Then, at some point, I decided to stop talking and stop thinking about how these articles made me feel and what they said about me and decided to just stop, read, and see what the people involved said rather than what the guys getting all defensive said.

After a while, it became obvious how much truth there was to that. But I had to stop looking at how anything impacted me directly. I feel most guys are terrible at that. Like any time it comes up here. You get people being extremely angry because they think the articles are saying they, individually, are bad people doing wrong things. Though some of you are. TheWraith, you're a bad person.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 14:54 Beamer
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:52:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:45:
1960s: Those people that write about racial inequality should just shut up already. Constantly writing about it won't do anything.

It should be talked about but not at the expense of ignoring other similar issues. There is lot of discrimination and harassment in general that needs to be sorted out. It isn't like women are the only groups getting harassed. Its just one of the more visual groups.

The tech industry discriminates against people based on age quite a lot and other industries have there other biases.


The other common male response:
"Hey, I mean, that's bad, but look at this other bad thing going on! We need to lump everything together, because that's how solutions are reached! Dividing and conquering is never a good way to do that, instead distracting and being overwhelmed is best!"
 
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