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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 17, 2014, 13:21 Beamer
 
Luke wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 06:10:
And yet another top 10 from the makers of scamware/spyware browser , and the crowd goes banana Book

And yet another lame post.
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
16. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 12:16 Beamer
 
The Gauntlet from the GameCube/Xbox/PS2 era was fun, too. Simple beyond reason - you didn't even need to hit a button, if you walked into an enemy you'd attack (albeit at a much, much slower rate than if you hit buttons.)

I'd guess it was absolutely miserable single player, but multiplayer it was just crazy enough to keep you playing with 3 friends, constantly mocking whomever needed food badly.


This video just looked ok, though. When bad guys died they did so spectacularly, but for the most part it seemed like 4 people separated, individually surrounded by slow moving damage sponges. Enemies seemed to take too many hits. From the short clip, at least.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Optimization Tips
46. Re: Titanfall Optimization Tips Mar 16, 2014, 22:13 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 21:18:
Don't forget the people who see every criticism as a defilement of their lord and savior.

Or those that see every bit of enjoyment as "white knighting" (my heart broke a little when nin used that term the other day), or that refuse to acknowledge that something can be fun yet not be developed exclusively for the PC by a company that never released anything for a console.

Like I said, everyone in this debate is kind of sucking.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Optimization Tips
43. Re: Titanfall Optimization Tips Mar 16, 2014, 18:37 Beamer
 
"I like this game."
"You're just sheeple drinking the Kool-Aid!"
"You're just saying that because you suck at the game!"
"Oh, that's original. I can't suck because I never even bothered playing this suckfest! Stop white-knighting!"



Worst thread in ages.

This comment was edited on Mar 16, 2014, 19:01.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Optimization Tips
22. Re: Titanfall Optimization Tips Mar 15, 2014, 23:09 Beamer
 
Trevellian wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 21:31:
Beamer wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 20:27:
Trevellian wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 18:28:
Nighthawk wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 17:45:
Scottyl42 wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 12:57:
Rumor on Twitter is that the sales numbers are disappointing? I'm not sure. I didnt like the beta but I had hoped it sold well.
I'm sure it has NOTHING to do with it being an EA release, maybe gamers are actually starting to speak with their wallets.
As curious as I am about this game, those 2 letters are stopping my purchase.

If the numbers are disappointing, I more place it on EA's poor decision to make it Microsoft Exclusive. PS4 is clearly the better selling system. Why you would go with exclusive to Microsoft is beyond my scope of comprehension. Microsoft had to offer them a hell of a fucking lot of money to offset the loss of sales they are missing by not being cross platform. Because not only are they missing the PS4 (Better selling next gen platforms sales) but the PS3 sales as well, which a lot of people had switched to, and which had caught up to and bypassed the 360 in sales by the end of the generation.

I hope they're taking that big bag of money Microsoft once again handed over to someone knowing that Sony had them over a barrel into their profits.

Well, you're kind of calling things in hindsight, as this deal was almost definitely made at least 18 months ago, so unless you knew in 2012 that the PS4 would outsell the XBone...

And as for the PS3 catching up in the end, the 360 sold far more games. And, given that this is basically a CoD game and aimed at the CoD fan, which platform do you think sold significantly more CoD games?

Not really hindsight, Titanfall being XB1, 360 and PC exclusive was not a decision made 18 months ago. At least as far as Respawn knew. They didn't find out about it till after E3 this past year, neither did anyone else. In fact during E3 the way Respawn was talking about it was that it would be on Playstation as well, little did they know apparently. Which was a big deal.

And it wasn't really difficult to predict PS4 would be the better selling system because Microsoft had already lost touch and lost ground by the end of last generation. Long before their E3 blunders.
No, I'm certain it was 18 months ago. Do you really think Respawn was spending effort coding for and QAing the PS3 and PS4?

And Respawn's argument that they didn't know rings hollow for that reason.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Optimization Tips
13. Re: Titanfall Optimization Tips Mar 15, 2014, 20:27 Beamer
 
Trevellian wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 18:28:
Nighthawk wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 17:45:
Scottyl42 wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 12:57:
Rumor on Twitter is that the sales numbers are disappointing? I'm not sure. I didnt like the beta but I had hoped it sold well.
I'm sure it has NOTHING to do with it being an EA release, maybe gamers are actually starting to speak with their wallets.
As curious as I am about this game, those 2 letters are stopping my purchase.

If the numbers are disappointing, I more place it on EA's poor decision to make it Microsoft Exclusive. PS4 is clearly the better selling system. Why you would go with exclusive to Microsoft is beyond my scope of comprehension. Microsoft had to offer them a hell of a fucking lot of money to offset the loss of sales they are missing by not being cross platform. Because not only are they missing the PS4 (Better selling next gen platforms sales) but the PS3 sales as well, which a lot of people had switched to, and which had caught up to and bypassed the 360 in sales by the end of the generation.

I hope they're taking that big bag of money Microsoft once again handed over to someone knowing that Sony had them over a barrel into their profits.

Well, you're kind of calling things in hindsight, as this deal was almost definitely made at least 18 months ago, so unless you knew in 2012 that the PS4 would outsell the XBone...

And as for the PS3 catching up in the end, the 360 sold far more games. And, given that this is basically a CoD game and aimed at the CoD fan, which platform do you think sold significantly more CoD games?
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Mar 14, 2014, 21:25 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 14, 2014, 18:34:
In a city with good ISP competition, you get good service. Funny how that works.

Competition isn't great here. No FiOS. No Google. It's Comcast or it's one of the few Condo internet options, if your building has a contract with them.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Offline Mode "Almost There"
38. Re: SimCity Offline Mode Mar 14, 2014, 16:16 Beamer
 
Fletch wrote on Mar 14, 2014, 15:09:
Tim Collins wrote on Mar 14, 2014, 12:36:
I laugh at these people that are defending EA on why its taking so long. Its taking so long because they want it to....these people act like they know anything about develpement..its not the coding that takes forever its the gfx assets...they couldn't code this game properly if they tried, and they did. Again I laugh at these people that are defending EA, voted the worst company for many years.

I don't really see anybody defending them.


No, people are just saying it couldn't have been done overnight, which the "STOP DEFENDING THEM!" guy seems to admit to.

Reading comprehension 101: he failed it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 14, 2014, 10:45 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Mar 14, 2014, 05:21:
Keeping that cash offshore to avoid taxes, works for the elites, just not for the rest of us. Time for that flat worldwide tax.

yup, the flat tax, an idea to make the rich richer since 1957!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 18:10 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 18:03:
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:37:
Game of Thrones team, you may want to let George RR Martin know that he needs to write more then.

I wonder how they're going to explain the age of Bran, Arya, Sansa, and Rickon. They'll have to change the timeline, I guess.

I'd enjoy if, at some point, they forked the series off from the books.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Winners
36. Re: BAFTA Winners Mar 13, 2014, 15:04 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 14:55:
mch wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 10:34:
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 19:28:
If it's not available on all platforms it should be a contender to begin with. How is everyone else to judge otherwise?

Hey wow that's really dumb.

To say it's the game of the year when it was unavailable to most people is silly.

It's available to anyone who cares to pay for the video game and the system to play it on. You know, like every video game ever.

Don't be an ass. Yeah, everyone is going to run and drop 300 bucks to play a game. Idiot.


I don't see why everyone needs to play a game for it to win.

Honestly, if a PC exclusive had won I'm guessing you'd have no issue.
I felt Last of Us was overrated and, until you had leveled up a few times, the combat was miserable. But I'm not going to whine that it shouldn't be allowed to win best game because it didn't come out on the Xbox 360, PC, PS4, Android or Atari 2600.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
32. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2014, 14:54 Beamer
 
When Prime started it was just free shipping. Now it's free shipping, instant video, and some free Kindle books.

I use instant video a decent amount (just finished the first two seasons of Sherlock) but not necessarily the free Kindle books (I feel these are unreasonably hard to find.)

But I just ordered two cookbooks yesterday and didn't worry about building my cart up to $25, or $35, whichever it is. I like that convenience. I like the second day (which has always come in that time for me), even though I briefly lived next to one of the biggest fulfillment centers and almost always got items next-day.
At this point, I rarely buy anything from Amazon that isn't Primeable, and I rarely buy anything anywhere if it's Primeable on Amazon, even if it's a few bucks cheaper that other place.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 14:46 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:50:
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:38:
Also, all you guys just need to move to California!

/BobBob.

Well said, sir. It will be 72 F today. This weekend we are looking at the upper 70s and low 80s. A great time for some beach cliff hiking.

The west coast in general.
It's basically been a high in the 50s all of 2014 in Seattle, save a four day burst in January that was down around 34.

The sun is setting at 7:12 pm tonight. It's early March and the sun is setting after 7. On the downside, most of our apartments don't have A/C and it's already over 70 degrees in my apartment naturally. Meaning it may be a long summer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 14:42 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:56:
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:50:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 09:02:
I read some where that the beta had five tabs, but Blizzard reduced it to three as a "performance enhancement". Supposedly the five tabs were using up too many resources -- which sounds like total bunk. Don't know if they actually said it, if they did and it's true it sounds like a really bad design problem.

I'm sure the 20 bucks in storage and back-up costs they saved with that decision made Bobby Kotick hard as a fucking rock.

Speaking of Bobby, I'm still puzzled by his acting role in Moneyball. He came on and I'm like "Is that? Noooo...fuck, it is!"


I'm more puzzled that you could pick him out of a lineup.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2014, 13:34 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 13:25:
Must be nice to consider if it's worth it or not. Fucking Amazon here is all second banana shit. I don't understand how I can get free shipping from Honk Kong all the time but have to pay through the nose for US companies to ship something when many of them are right across the border!

Because companies from Hong Kong don't care about tariffs and companies from the US do. So US companies need to pay huge amounts of money to move things into Canada. Companies in Hong Kong just don't mark the packages. But if customs stops the package and opens it you may owe a decent chunk of cash before delivery. I know people who buy jeans from Rakuten and occasionally have to pay $40 before they'll be delivered.

At my last job we had a huge issue even stocking our Canadian stores. Even worse, often there was something a customer wanted out of stock in the Canadian store but in stock in a US store damn near visible from the Canadian one. We couldn't bring it over. Cost way too much to do so.

Trying to build out a Canadian eCommerce site for them was miserable for this reason. Absolutely no way to share inventory, so to build for Canada you had to build an entirely new warehouse and fulfillment center. The cost made doing eCommerce in Canada entirely unreasonable. You could use a third party fulfillment center, but those have issues, and bringing the product from the US to Canada just totally jacked our costs.
 
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News Comments > Respawn Chasing Titanfall Cheaters
34. Re: Respawn Chasing Titanfall Cheaters Mar 13, 2014, 12:58 Beamer
 
Scottyl42 wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:22:
Cheating? I didn't know anyone was playing this game

#1 best selling game on Amazon (Xbone) and #5 (PC Download.)

I don't think this is the success people wanted, which is just my guess due to its reviews coming in more around the "great but lacking features" rather than "EVERYONE NEEDS THIS GAME NOW!," but it's doing well.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
48. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2014, 12:36 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:19:
Beamer wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:16:
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:12:
And the predictably dismissive comments from the usual people comes piling in. Keep it going. It amuses me watching you hypocrites justify yourselves.

Curious how you mention liberals. It appears as long as you are a liberal on this site you can get away with saying whatever bigoted nonsense you want and not expect to be called out on it. Congratulations, Blue.

I'm pretty certain Cutter was called out in about 10 straight posts, so I'm not sure what you're crying over here.

I'm wondering why he's not banned or has his posts removed when others have been. I've said plenty of stupid shit on here and I'll own up to it. He never does and just repeats it dozens of times throughout the day for years on end. And nothing happens.

I just noticed his idiotic post was removed. About fucking time there is a faint glimmer of equal treatment around here.

It's sooo hard being a white guy here!

Cutter gets removed regularly. So do you. Typically, it takes not a sweeping generalization but a directed personal attack.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 13, 2014, 12:19 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 11:49:
"Eight years, three months, I don't know how many days," Stallion83 sighed, reflecting on his new seven-figure total. "Many many hours, many nights, I can't explain how much I've put into this."

MSFT knows - and they used to have a tool to show us time like Steam does so that we would know - not just about ourselves but other people. They removed it somewhere around when GTA4 came out....

Link?
I never once saw that tool, unless I'm forgetting.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
45. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2014, 12:16 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 12:12:
And the predictably dismissive comments from the usual people comes piling in. Keep it going. It amuses me watching you hypocrites justify yourselves.

Curious how you mention liberals. It appears as long as you are a liberal on this site you can get away with saying whatever bigoted nonsense you want and not expect to be called out on it. Congratulations, Blue.

I'm pretty certain Cutter was called out in about 10 straight posts, so I'm not sure what you're crying over here.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
42. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2014, 11:05 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 07:52:
It's nice to see bigotry is alive and well on the Blue's News forums.

Says the guy whose post history is full of "idiot liberals."
If mocking a religion is bigotry, then so is mocking a political view.

Oh my god, you've brought us around to overt political correctness. How dirty do you feel?


And, in the interest of not further derailing, I won't respond to your response. I'll read it, but we'll leave it at you having the last word if you'd like.
 
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