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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 11, 2014, 23:30 Beamer
 
Wasn't remotely a marketing ploy. People need to shut up about that. It makes you sound like you didn't think it through before typing it our.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
44. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 11, 2014, 15:19 Beamer
 
deqer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 15:04:
when those people shove truth(that they can't handle) in their face. T

You... you named your junk "truth?"
That just seems pretentious.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
39. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 11, 2014, 15:03 Beamer
 
This is a 48GB install on PCs?
Is that common now? I don't even think I'm paying attention to install sizes most of the time.

Seems it's mostly all uncompressed sounds, since they didn't think dual cores could uncompress sounds and play.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews Mar 11, 2014, 12:33 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 10:01:
Chirst Centered Gamer, now with DOUBLE the hypocrisy of your regular gaming rag!!!!

FIRST we heap praises upon the game and its designers!!

THEN we admit that its a moraly dubious cesspool of sin!!

Lastly we recommend that you buy it anyway!!

How cool is that??

They inform their audience but let their audience decide how important that particular factor is.
This seems the exact opposite of hypocritical. It actually seems reasonable and valid. It isn't preachy, and it isn't telling anyone if something is right or wrong. It just plainly states what goes against a fairly arbitrary but well defined moral code some idiots choose to follow.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
69. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 12:31 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:24:
Beamer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 10:39:
yeah, those waiters not paying enough taxes on their $30k is really holding the country back...

It's not holding the country back, but if I have a job at McDonalds for 30K, I get taxed on 30K. Why does a restaurant worker get to dodge that?

They shouldn't get to dodge that, and for the most part, they aren't dodging that.
I mean, they need to report something in tips. The IRS knows how many hours they worked. If their tips are significantly underrepresented, red flags go up. At best they can probably dodge 25% of their earned wages.

It's perhaps not "fair," but it isn't our biggest taxation issue. The word "fair" probably shouldn't even be considered with taxes, because being "fair" is a huge part of why our economy is borked.

Regardless, I like being able to tip very well for good service and less well for bad service. We've all had shitty waiters. Typically they don't last long because they don't get great tips. I'm ok with forcing them into different jobs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Comcast Mar 11, 2014, 12:26 Beamer
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 11:54:
This isn't just limited to comcast. I've noticed on my PS4's various streaming services and store there are options to purchase individual shows for streaming proclaiming $2.99. One might initially assume this is for a season, a reasonable price, but it becomes apparent its per show. A really awful deal when you consider services like Netflix and Hulu are $8 a month.

The big difference, though, is that House of Cards is on Netflix.
I purchased Breaking Bad's Final Season via 360 for $2.99 per episode (though there was a discount for buying the whole season.) I was temporarily in a place with internet but no cable, so being able to watch the season as it happened (I think there was a 24 hour delay between it airing and going up on Xbox) was very much worth the money.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
19. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 11, 2014, 11:18 Beamer
 
deqer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 11:16:
Patch already? Wow... Do your fucking homework, developers. If you don't have a QA department to do sufficient testing before releasing your game, then perhaps you shouldn't be in the business of making games.

Someone hasn't purchased a game since the mid-90s!
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 11, 2014, 11:18 Beamer
 
007Bistromath wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 10:30:
Since EA is publishing it, I'm sure this IP is going to turn into a complete shitfest at some point. But right now? It's perfect. It's one of the best FPS I've ever played. It delivers on the promises Brink made.

EA doesn't own the IP. It's EA Partners, not EA.

edit - to clarify, meaning Respawn owns the IP.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
66. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 10:39 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 06:50:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 03:26:
Restaurants are kind of a special case b/c of tipping (I think we should get rid of tipping altogether, but that's a different discussion). Doesn't seem like we should just scuttle raising the min wage just for restaurants though. Some kind of exemption should work.

Completely agree on eliminating tipping - restaurant owners should pay their staff what they're worth. Not to mention that would help with more fair taxation, so the non-restaurant workers don't have to pay more than their share of taxes. Given we all know those tips aren't claimed on income taxes.

But then again, I'm all for legal prostitution so it can be taxed as well.

yeah, those waiters not paying enough taxes on their $30k is really holding the country back...
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Reviews
34. Re: Titanfall Reviews Mar 10, 2014, 23:55 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 22:23:
Total Biscuit seems to like it
Of course he also have a few negative points, especially about the campaign mode, graphics, and a few other things.

"Merely great, poor us, we have to make due with merely great."
"Titanfall is totally awesome."

His closing remarks.
I don't really watch videos like this, it's 30 minutes of time I'd rather play something. These "Let's Play" things are just beyond me for that reason. I have enough crap to play that I don't need to spend 30 minutes watching someone else play something to see if it's good or not. That gets determined pretty well over the first week or three regardless.
 
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News Comments > Interceptor Sees Blood?
27. Re: Interceptor Sees Blood? Mar 10, 2014, 23:46 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 23:23:
I'm not sure why Bethesda doesn't just generate new keys for Prey or Wolfenstein (both pulled from Steam when the rights went to Bethesda). They could be generating revenue at little to no cost.

I don't think they got Wolfenstein the game. They got the series, but that particular game remained with Activision I think. 2K likely still has rights to the first Prey.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
60. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2014, 22:37 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 22:33:
Beamer wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 20:31:
Go to Bestbuy.com and try to find a PC without integrated graphics. Every PC on their first page has integrated graphics, and graphics aren't even one of their bullet points until you click into the product.
Go to Amazon and look at their best selling desktops. Only 1 of the top 20 has a dedicated GPU, and it's a GeForce GT 610, a $40 card that can't run anything.

Many here just aren't in touch with reality.

I think we are in touch, if you take all the pc's as a whole gaming is a drop in the bucket. Always have always will. They are going to be what they are at BB because they want them as cheap as possible because most buying won't be for games and a gamer with an ounce knows they have to simply put in a video card in those now and be done with it, so still very simple.

Was at BB yesterday, they now have a PC Gaming Isle, where it used to be games, it is now input devices. Honestly they have to have at least 25 different types of gaming headsets, never seen so many.

I think gamers would love the choice of yearly 100% compatible updates. It's a choice, those with Star Citizen money will upgrade every year (See Apple to) and those that are more frugal maybe once every two or 3 years. But I'd have a hard time thinking if there were a Xbox 361, that offered better frames and AA on without penalty that would have excited the gaming base.

But there are some here that repeatedly say things like "everyone has a PC" or "those people should just get a PC, they use it for other things" or "PC MASTER RACE!"

It totally misses why people like consoles.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Reviews
26. Re: Titanfall Reviews Mar 10, 2014, 22:36 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 22:01:
JohnBirshire wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 21:45:
Will this have official servers? Or is it all peer hosted?

Half assed port, or developed with PC in mind?

It's official servers. It's all hosted on MS's CLOUD MAJICS! for the bone and the 360. I'm assuming the PC version will connect there as well.

As for the port thing, it's a game heavily, HEAVILY pushed by MS for their new console. Need you really ask what it was developed for?

But Respawn just found out in December that it wasn't coming out for the PS4!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
56. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2014, 20:31 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 20:14:
My point is fellas, is that most of us have been around since the days of sys/bat files, memory managers, etc that most people were unequipped to deal with or couldn't bother whith. Now you just but a home PC with Windows and stuff works. Plus you use it for work as well as home media. So there really isn't a need for consoles anymore. It's all one ubiquitous system. Who doesn't buy a PC anymore - excepting enthusiasts like us - that doesn't go home, plug it in and expect everything to work? Couple that with utilizing the PC as a home media system, work - and yes people still need to actually work on PCs - and the gaming superiority. Why would you get a console after that?

Who doesn't buy a PC anymore - excepting enthusiasts like us - that doesn't come with integrated graphics?

Go to Bestbuy.com and try to find a PC without integrated graphics. Every PC on their first page has integrated graphics, and graphics aren't even one of their bullet points until you click into the product.
Go to Amazon and look at their best selling desktops. Only 1 of the top 20 has a dedicated GPU, and it's a GeForce GT 610, a $40 card that can't run anything.

Many here just aren't in touch with reality.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Reviews
8. Re: Titanfall Reviews Mar 10, 2014, 20:23 Beamer
 
Kosumo wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 20:14:
Where the hell did "and people don't tend to click through to reviews without scores." come from?

That's a weird way to think imho.

What's the main way people get to reviews these days?
Metacritic.

What won't list your review without a number it can attach?
Metacritic.

The other way people tend to get to reviews is the list of reviews on a site, and even then they tend to click through and read outliers.
I don't have any quotes for it, but ask any one working at one of the review sites and they'll tell you that, when they put a review up without a quantifiable score, the click throughs are reduced. There's a reason Endgadget, which got rid of numbers in an attempt to stop people from directly comparing and fighting hundreths of a point, has brought them back.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Reviews
4. Re: Titanfall Reviews Mar 10, 2014, 19:50 Beamer
 
The few reviews I read all mentioned that, while Microsoft claimed it was the retail servers, they played it in a controlled environment and reserve the right to change the score.

I think this is fine. I mean, people want a review before a game comes out, so it's a necessity, and people don't tend to click through to reviews without scores.

I don't think this is a huge deal. People want reviews. Sites need pageviews. Nothing overly dishonest going on here so long as, like Polygon, they begin with a nice disclaimer that basically signals to take the review with a bit of a grain of salt.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
52. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2014, 19:31 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 19:22:
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 18:55:
As I stated from the outset. I think this is the end of consoles. If not, second last generation for sure. Why bother with them when a PC does it all and more and does it much better.

Because kids are stupid and will get mommy to buy them whatever they want, and a gaming console is easier to justify than a full blown PC, which won't even touch what the PC is capable of if it's an off-the-shelf box anyway.

Plus, casual gamers want something they can easily hook up to a TV in their living room. Doing the same with a real gaming machine is a little more involved. Pothead gamers are unmotivated to do anything that involves effort.

Yup, and there's the odd superiority and dismissiveness we've come to expect. From people that get angry when they're generalized.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
48. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2014, 18:17 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 18:12:
Creston wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 18:03:
entr0py wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 17:32:
I noticed today that all Titanfall reviews are embargoed until it goes on sale. I wonder if that's a sign that they're bracing for some disappointing reviews, or if that's common practice even with good games.

Typically that means that it really isn't as good as everyone's hyping it to be, and they're worried about pre-orders canceling.

Reviews are already up.

Also, if you must buy an xbone (sigh, shame on you), lamestop will sell you a console, titanfall, and CODDOG for $530.


Interesting. Reviews seem to knock it for SP (expected) but say it's a blast that could use some tuning (also expected.)

Nothing for the 360, and that's going to be the key review.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
41. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2014, 17:49 Beamer
 
No one wants yearly upgrades. I detailed how I'd consider doing it for the Steambox a few months back, but ultimately consumers hate that idea.

And why wouldn't they?

It was bad enough a few years back when no one knew if their iPhone or Android could run games. Imagine the same with consoles. It would make consumers irate. They want to buy something and have it work.

Listen, Horrorscope, do you think you're an average consumer? No, you're probably someone that uses terms like "console kiddies." You probably think you're smarter and more dedicated to games than the average consumer.
And you're probably right.
So why do you keep thinking that ideas that work for you, as a niche person, would work well for everyone? You have different, more specific, needs than the gaming mass. Be proud of this. But know that the things you like just piss the vast majority of gamers off. Stop pretending the machine that makes you happy would make anyone off this board happy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
37. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2014, 16:47 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 16:41:
Beamer wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 16:07:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 15:30:
Beamer wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 15:23:
the PC bar these days is hd4000

Not for what we are talking about.

Yup, but look at what the GPU most console owners have. Those are the people that everyone keeps claiming will magically discover the convoluted world of PC gaming hardware.

Hey if they can't figure it out, oh well, I hope they never get a hobby, because they won't have the proper drive for it.

I suppose another real reason why perhaps the 360 is sticking around longer is their friends on live. That's a big . deal. All the more how these companies spending millions don't have vision. Once they wrapped the whole social thing in, they needed to stay backwards compatible more than ever. Now console gens have a splintering affect they never had.

There are different aspects to hobbies. I know guys that have cars that live to work on them. I know other guys that have cars that just want to drive and hate the maintenance aspect.

Some people, probably the vast majority, just want to game, nothing more.
 
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