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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans
58. Re: Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans Dec 12, 2013, 11:46 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:31:

Epic made that space game before they did Unreal. Forget what it was called. It was actually pretty good.

Since he's seeing Star Citizen rake in the cash, my guess is he'll do a space combat game and try to bedazzle publishers by promising he'll make it better than star citizen.

Epic published a few side-scrolling space games, but never made one, and I don't think they ever published a space sim.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans
50. Re: Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans Dec 12, 2013, 10:48 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 01:06:
Beamer wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 00:16:
If he makes a good game, I play it. If he makes a not good game, I don't play it.

Whatever, I'm too old to still pretend gaming platform is a religion and I need to defend its honor.

You don't have to defend its honor, though I'm curious why, when someone calls you essentially worthless to their business, you'd be interested in buying anything from them.


He never called me worthless to his business. The PC platform? Maybe. Pirates? Maybe. PC only gamers? Maybe. Me? I'm not a platform, I'm not a pirate, and I'm not PC only. I play fun games wherever fun games end up. I don't define myself by platform. I don't see a point to it.


Plus, I give this guy some benefit of the doubt, the same way I do a squirrel that keeps eating my flowers. I don't think he's the brightest bulb. He was a nerdy kid (we've all seen the pictures from the mid 90s, and probably late 90s, and probably mid 00s) who kind of ended up a rockstar in an area that only nerds care about. He never had any formal education, and never really learned how to act. He definitely comes from the school of "any PR is good PR" and just yaps. Again, probably not the brightest bulb, or a guy that learned the wrong lessons.

Hell, I'm not even sure how involved he was with the things that made Gears of War great, rather than the things that made it endlessly mocked.

But, if he makes a good game, and he's been involved in many (people not very smart about the things they say can often make great things - I'm pretty sure a few of the bands I listen to are full of morons), I'll buy it. I don't expect him to, but I don't discount that he can.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans
49. Re: Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans Dec 12, 2013, 10:43 Beamer
 
Qbex . wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 08:23:
"dumbed down"? we talking full lobotomy here: physics, controls, level design all been marginalised at the cost of cutscenes and shiny graphics.
Now you've left with this :
blops
and this:
maps

I will always say that FPS Map .gif is one of the dumbest things ever. People have rose-tinted glasses about running across the same area of a Doom map 100 times with a new closet full of monsters opening each time you do it, then running across it a few hundred more times without any monsters because you somehow missed the yellow key.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans
17. Re: Cliff Bleszinski's PC Shooter Plans Dec 12, 2013, 00:16 Beamer
 
If he makes a good game, I play it. If he makes a not good game, I don't play it.

Whatever, I'm too old to still pretend gaming platform is a religion and I need to defend its honor.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Dec 11, 2013, 20:13 Beamer
 
Genesys wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 20:08:
nin wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 09:27:
Anyone else see "Blade Runner" and their hearts skip a beat?
Unfortunately, the Wesley Snipes "Blade" movies came to mind for me.

Didn't the IRS end up being the Blade hunters?
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online in April
66. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online in April Dec 11, 2013, 19:26 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 19:20:
I beta tested EQ. It was the first 3d MMO to market.

Meridian 59 generally gets that honor.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
27. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2013, 16:48 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 15:15:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 01:24:
Axis wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 16:37:
The only hope for America is to get rid of all these lousy asses on both sides (of which are the vast majority) and get people like Cruz and Lee who actually have a clue and real passion to go along with it.

They scare the fk outta libs and repubs both, and for good reason.
Because they're fucking nuts? The enemy of my enemy is not my friend if he's also my enemy. Those guys are not going to do anything good for the country. They just have a different plan for how to fuck things up in a way that suits their unbelievably insane base.

Because they stand up for what they believe which happens to be spot on (/cough obamacare. /cough they were right).

And while you obviously don't realize it now there's a majority of citizens who disagree with the majority of government lifers. You'll realize soon enough though.

Cruz is probably one of the most batshit insane people in the government now. Which is good, because, using your terms, a majority of citizens realize a majority of what he says is self-serving and/or crazy.

His political career is done.


The rest of the politicians suck, but at least they aren't as aggressively insane as Cruz. He's destroying his own party's credibility, which sucks, because it leaves us with a one party system, and means that politicians on the other side that shouldn't win will.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online in April
56. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online in April Dec 11, 2013, 16:31 Beamer
 
TES is much more an adventuring game than an RPG. It has RPG elements, but you aren't playing a role. You can be everything.

I prefer it that way, honestly. I don't have time to do multiple playthroughs, so I want to see everything and do everything on that one I give it. If a game wants multiple playthroughs, it should be ~10-25 hours. If it's 60-80, I prefer being able to see it all.

My opinion. I'm not saying this is the only way games should be done, I'm saying this is the way games I will love are done.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
7. Re: Morning Screenshots Dec 11, 2013, 10:41 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 10:38:
Skyrim with HD texture mods and all that extra goodness look 1000x better than Elder Scrolls Online.

Oh, that's what I should have commented on.

Duh. ESO, like all MMORPGs, is designed to run on as many systems as possible. WoW was very dated at release (brilliant design hid its low poly count well.) That was part of its success - anyone on any computer could run it, particularly people across the world and in cybercafés (which are still a big deal in many countries.)

MMORPGs don't aim for the best graphics. Wait for ES6 for that. ESO was never going to be the best looking ES game. That's not how MMORPGs find success.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
5. Re: Morning Screenshots Dec 11, 2013, 10:37 Beamer
 
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 10:31:
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 09:26:
Wolfensteen: The Deli Order
Great console screens from last gen, such detailed textures... *yawn*
edit - I need to stop posting from my phone in bed - I read this wrong. Sorry.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
36. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 23:26 Beamer
 
Pov depends on distance from the screen. If it wasn't narrow it would make you dizzy.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
31. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 19:16 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 18:11:
Quboid wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 18:05:
Simon, what do you think would happen if, say, CoD players on the PS4 could play with proper KB&M support?

Here's what I think would happen:
1) A few PS4 CoD players use a desk or whatever and get KB&M. I'd guess 5%, max.
2) These players get 10:1 K/D ratios, at least
3) The 95% of players get annoyed. Do they:
a) Rearrange their console and their living space and buy a KB&M?
b) Play Battlefield instead?
c) Play on the Xbone instead?

I think options B and C would be chosen about 10x as often option A. Why would the makers of Call of Duty want this? Why would the makers of the PS4 want this? Of course I can only guess how many would use KB&M and how others would react. Maybe you think I'm way out?

We already have separate servers for people who want KB&M, or any of numerous other advantages. That's what the PC does.

Real gamers use whatever the fuck they want; PC, console, mac, smartphone, any combination.

You either adapt or you get killed. I prefer to adapt, you prefer to whine, I respect your choice...

"I prefer to adapt to consoles not allowing m+k by whining that they don't do so."
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
30. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 19:15 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 18:05:
Simon, what do you think would happen if, say, CoD players on the PS4 could play with proper KB&M support?

Here's what I think would happen:
1) A few PS4 CoD players use a desk or whatever and get KB&M. I'd guess 5%, max.
2) These players get 10:1 K/D ratios, at least
3) The 95% of players get annoyed. Do they:
a) Rearrange their console and their living space and buy a KB&M?
b) Play Battlefield instead?
c) Play on the Xbone instead?

I think options B and C would be chosen about 10x as often option A. Why would the makers of Call of Duty want this? Why would the makers of the PS4 want this? Of course I can only guess how many would use KB&M and how others would react. Maybe you think I'm way out?

We already have separate servers for people who want KB&M, or any of numerous other advantages. That's what the PC does.

Real gamers use whatever the fuck they want; PC, console, mac, smartphone, any combination.


This is exactly what I said. Thank you for being a second voice and agreeing. Most everyone else is so obsessed with finding reasons to put down consoles that they ignore all of this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
29. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 19:14 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 18:48:
Don't mind Beamer, he's almost always wrong about everything. He's certainly wrong on this topic. M/KB makes games easier does it? LOL! Ok go play some CS against some top ranked players and teams. I'd give Beamer 30 mins before he ragequit but not before calling them all haxxors. Games are too easy wth M/KB, lol! That's really one of the most asinine things I've ever heard ANYONE ever say.

Oh jesus christ your interpretation is beyond dumb.

I didn't say "everyone is good with m+k!" That's stupid. How can everyone be good? I said that someone with m+k will almost definitely beat someone with a controller, regardless of skill.

See how that's different? See how I'm not saying I can take anyone in CS because I have a m+k (and so would they), but rather saying I could take virtually anyone in a console game if I have a m+k and they have a controller.

Your secondary point about "haxxors" is also idiotic, but whatever. No one expects much from you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 17:13 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 15:53:
Beamer wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 14:04:
theglaze wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 13:07:
Beamer wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 12:14:
For the same reason no PS3 game supported them

The PS3 came out with mouse and keyboard support a couple years ago, I recall trying Counter-Strike Global Offensive. I had an issue with input lag. Not only did it run at less than 30 FPS, but there was a very noticeable mouse lag which made aiming significantly more difficult. Not sure if it was the console struggling to work with my Deathadder, or not being efficiently coded to handle mouse input within an FPS....either way there certainly wasn't an aiming advantage over controllers. I recall the keyboard also being lagged but it was not gameplay crippling.

It had support, but games needed to be coded to take advantage of that support. They didn't do that. Why? Because it would ruin the games.

PC gamers looooooooove talking about how much better the m+k is, because it's so much easier to aim quickly. But then they don't understand why consoles don't have the option of them, claiming it wouldn't break games. Yeah, it would. It would destroy any competitive balance in an online multiplayer game. Right now everyone has the exact same input device with the exact same limitations. Changing that would just blow things up.

Giving everyone the option of K+M wouldn't blow things up. Just because some guys prefer to play crippled and handicapped doesn't mean that everyone should do the same.

It's like saying that just because most people playing a sport aren't in tip top shape and fitness that those who are should handicap themselves to the lowest common denominator.

In the case that a superior solution is availlable, you shouldn't have to be crippled and forced to play with a less than optimal solution. Face it, k+m is cheap to buy. Just give us the option, add a "dual analog only" option on the servers where the wheelchair guys don't want to be swarmed by 7 foot tall athletes, like in real life, and the guys using k+m can't join those specific servers and everyone's happy.

You don't see that with the wheel VS dual analog car racing games, where a wheel is cleary superior to a gamepad.

That dumbing down, lowest common denominator crap's got to go. Simple as that. There are ways to make it work, yet no one's bothering to make it work, why do you think? It's all about money, the hardware sold, it has nothing to do with blowing things up.

They fear they're going to lose $ from the gamepad/accessories sales, while they'd profit much more from the influx of gamers who shun consoles because they have crippled by design controls.

Your points are almost all painful. Especially all the handicapped and "lowest common denominator" crap. You don't even seem to understand the term "handicapped." A handicap is something that makes all players on equal skill level. That isn't what the controller does. For some reason, a lot of very stupid m+k people don't understand that there's skill involved in using a controller. People with high k/d ratios are there because they are skilled.

What you're arguing, repeatedly, is akin to you saying "hey, I own a motorcycle, why can't I compete in the Tour de France? It isn't my fault those idiots want to ride bikes. Let them start their own race, but I should be allowed in this one!"

No. A m+k makes even a shitty player good, simply because it's more precise. If you need a m+k to compete, your skill level sucks and you're asking for a hardware solution to make you more competitive. You're asking for a handicap.

It isn't that they fear they're going to lose money (it's not hard to type that word out.) If they wanted, they could release their own branded mouse and keyboard. Why don't they? Because people like you wouldn't buy a console just for that. You'd still bitch about frame rates and antialiasing and FOV and talk about how awesome your PC is. They'd make a change that hurt their current customers, who are happy how they play, to appease someone like you, who wouldn't be happy regardless of what was done.

And no, a m+k isn't cheap. Most console gamers play on couches. Do you know what sucks on a couch? M+K! You need a hard surface, and trying to mouse on a couch is a good way to get carpel tunnel syndrome. So you'd have diehards hooking their console up to a monitor (or buying one of those desks you roll up to a couch) and playing on a desk like a PC game and going 30-0 and making the game not fun for anyone else.

Your solution of servers just for it is also stupid. Not only does it fragment the community, but it requires additional coding. If you like using the traditional input on a PC, just play on a PC! If you want a game to have servers for m+k, hey, that's the PC! You already have your damn solution!

Stop with all this stupid elitism of "handicap" and "lowest common denominator." It makes you sound dumb. I enjoy golf. Let's be honest, a golf club is probably the worst way to move a golf ball. It's inferior technology. Certainly we could make something that shoots the ball farther and straighter than I could hit it. Does that mean I handicap myself, or I am the lowest common denominator, because I choose to hit the ball with a club?
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
221. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 10, 2013, 15:25 Beamer
 
Abort! Abort!  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 14:38 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 14:18:
Beamer wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 14:04:
It would destroy any competitive balance in an online multiplayer game.

Not if you listen to a certain sect of console tards. They swear up and down they would 'pwn' m/kb players because of how 'pwnsome' they are. I guess it never occurs to them that their favorite control method comes with 25000% auto-aim correction. (and even then it's still no contest.)

I've never once seen a console player say that, but I probably do a good job avoiding places where console people are as ridiculous as a small number of PC gamers on this board are (and, thankfully, it's a small number that's insane, just a loud small number.)

I also don't think that most games are doing auto-aim online anymore. Some do in single player (Halo and GoW I don't think do, CoD will occasionally have your gun travel halfway across the screen tracking a guy [weirdly, never when you'd want], and GTAV is a game all about hitting zoom so you autoaim on a guy, shooting, unzooming, hitting zoom to autoaim on the next guy, like some stupid whack-a-mole), but I don't think they do in multiplayer anymore.

I've played a good amount of CoD bot matches the past week, and I don't think there was any auto-aim. Or snap-aim, I should say. There could be the "if you aim close your bullets will hit anyway), but I've missed so many by inches that I don't think so.

Still, if I had a mouse I'd go 30-1 every time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 14:04 Beamer
 
theglaze wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 13:07:
Beamer wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 12:14:
For the same reason no PS3 game supported them

The PS3 came out with mouse and keyboard support a couple years ago, I recall trying Counter-Strike Global Offensive. I had an issue with input lag. Not only did it run at less than 30 FPS, but there was a very noticeable mouse lag which made aiming significantly more difficult. Not sure if it was the console struggling to work with my Deathadder, or not being efficiently coded to handle mouse input within an FPS....either way there certainly wasn't an aiming advantage over controllers. I recall the keyboard also being lagged but it was not gameplay crippling.

It had support, but games needed to be coded to take advantage of that support. They didn't do that. Why? Because it would ruin the games.

PC gamers looooooooove talking about how much better the m+k is, because it's so much easier to aim quickly. But then they don't understand why consoles don't have the option of them, claiming it wouldn't break games. Yeah, it would. It would destroy any competitive balance in an online multiplayer game. Right now everyone has the exact same input device with the exact same limitations. Changing that would just blow things up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2013, 12:14 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 11:13:
Not a big console fan, but did not know that Microsoft never included keyboard or mouse support for their new console. Now I know that the console people are dumber than a box of rocks.

For the same reason no PS3 game supported them - they'd ruin the games. It amazes me how often PC gamers refuse to believe this. They're so obsessed with hating consoles that they don't even recognize when their own logic breaks, so long as they're bashing consoles.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
211. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 10, 2013, 12:12 Beamer
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 11:29:
You know what I find most scary?

You Americans at least have a constitution to fall back on.

I'm not an American citizen. It's open season for spying on anywhere/anyone that isn't America. Sweatdrop

What's the worst that could happen, we read something you said and kill you in a remote drone attack?


Actually, that's probably exactly it.
 
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