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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 10:47 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:42:
SJWs making life so much better for Stardock CEO! Because death threats should only be news if it's a woman getting them.

Are you next going to point out that the newspapers are ignoring that black cop that killed that white kid? Or that there's no White History Month? When did you become O'Reilly?

Was this after the UPS incident or sexual harassment incident?

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
30. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 10:25 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 07:46:
ASeven wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 04:31:
Always follow the money.

Wow, you're right. Any miniscule shred of regret I had for posting my earlier thoughts is now gone.

What a worthless person.


You've never been one to jump to conclusions so quickly so it's saddening to see you do it here. Please think a bit more rationally rather than take some poorly made imgur as evidence.
It isn't like this is the first time she solicited donations. In fact, she does it almost weekly, looking at her twitter. So why would something that happened 24 hours later, which was quite a few tweets, immediately discredit her?

And to everyone saying "I'm sick of women bitching about being treated this way," I think Jon Stewart said it best about Ferguson, "yeah, if you're sick of hearing about it, imagine living it."
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 10:21 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 05:52:
InBlack wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 03:18:
I think that most Art, Literature, Film and Videogames need to be put to the torch. Anything that isnt remotely politically correct needs to burn. The burning temperature of paper is 451 Fahrenheit.

Definitely if the SJW have their way, also add the elimination of men to their list.

I can't even.
Not a single "SJW" has said that the past should be destroyed, they've just asked that the future be better. And none have come close to the "elimination of men," just asked for room for women.

What you're posting is fear mongering and straw men. I'm sorry, it just seems like people not comfortable enough with their own masculinity and place in the world to question how it impacts other people. Rather than question, it's lashing out in ways far worse than what "SJWs" do.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Aug 27, 2014, 21:57 Beamer
 
Anyone else going to PAX?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Aug 27, 2014, 21:19 Beamer
 
And Anita isn't sleeping at home tonight due to death threats.  
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
42. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 20:11 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 18:50:
Beamer wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 17:08:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 16:59:
Ran the numbers that would mean 25 million people (does it even sell that many copies) would have to spend $40 each to hit a billion.

Went to check it sells around 5 million, so I'll be nice and say 7.5 million. Now assuming everyone bought DLC for Madden which we know doesn't happen that would then mean each person would have to spend $133 each on top of the game itself to hit a million. Figure 1/4 of the people buy DLC that would mean on avg they would have to spend an additional $525 each.

Yeah this all makes sense.

Reread the blurb - they have a $1B goal, and expect Madden to contribute. That doesn't mean they expect Madden to be 100% of it. I'm sure they know damn well that FIFA will be what pulls the bulk of the sport DLC.

LOL, thanks I knew that when I read it yesterday, just going back around and forgot and ran #'s based on 1 billion / total sales. Thanks for correcting.

Don't worry, when I first read your post I shook my head and went "how can they be that stupid?"
It took me a few seconds to remember it isn't what they said.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
39. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 17:08 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 16:59:
Ran the numbers that would mean 25 million people (does it even sell that many copies) would have to spend $40 each to hit a billion.

Went to check it sells around 5 million, so I'll be nice and say 7.5 million. Now assuming everyone bought DLC for Madden which we know doesn't happen that would then mean each person would have to spend $133 each on top of the game itself to hit a million. Figure 1/4 of the people buy DLC that would mean on avg they would have to spend an additional $525 each.

Yeah this all makes sense.

Reread the blurb - they have a $1B goal, and expect Madden to contribute. That doesn't mean they expect Madden to be 100% of it. I'm sure they know damn well that FIFA will be what pulls the bulk of the sport DLC.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
37. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 16:23 Beamer
 
I mean, part of the reason why the prices have stayed stagnant, or even declined, is that the market has grown while the cost of distribution has declined. Yeah, the cost to make the game is huge, but the cost of distribution hasn't. Making a game and stamping it onto CDs is pretty cheap. Digital is also cheap, mostly, 30% of total revenue. Since most of the cost is fixed, not variable with how many copies you sell, the market growing means that you make more money per game.

Still, we get a lot of value for our cash now. "Value." Everyone defines that differently. I remember buying Final Fight for the SNES for, I think, $79.99. You could beat that game in something like 25 minutes, and there was no variation. Value sucked, but I loved it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 27, 2014, 16:19 Beamer
 
Consumer choice doesn't work as often as people think, because it's fairly common for the choices to be wholly rigged.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2014, 15:11 Beamer
 
Someone wrote a book about JA2

I'm intrigued.
 
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News Comments > Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs
12. Re: Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs Aug 27, 2014, 14:28 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 12:52:
So who's going to be the killjoy who points out that these are installed upon first running a game and not the game's installation? I bet that joyless prick is fun at parties.

You, apparently, haha.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
23. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 01:24 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 00:59:
Beamer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 23:00:
Wait, what do you think I'm arguing?
Do you think I'm using Fallout 3 as an example that we have nothing to worry about or Fallout 3 as an example of how DLC can go wrong?

How was Fallout 3 gimped? It was a complete story, a huge map, tons of perks, you got to level 20? The DLC later added some side adventure, and one that extended levels to 30 and sorta continued the main story, but I really don't see how Fallout 3 was an example of a game that was gimped in favor of its DLC...

Like I said, "arguably." That doesn't mean it's my belief, it means some people have said it and I don't think it can be fully dismissed.

And people made that argument:
Jonny wrote on May 14, 2009, 04:36:
I didn't say anything about Fallout 3 itself. It was a great game and well worth the money, but Broken Steel especially should have been part of the original. The original ending was terrible, and just didn't make any sense. Charging money to fix it was bloody cheeky in my opinion.

If you look on metacritic, some reviews echo this. Having the game end when the main quest did didn't sit well with everyone.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
20. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 00:54 Beamer
 
PropheT wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 23:03:
I think it was just disagreement that Fallout 3 was a gimped game prior to DLC being released.

That's why I said "arguably." The argument has been made, and I think it has some merit, if only because Patriot One, or whatever, was totally Chekov's Gun. That, and the game ends when you finished the campaign, yet the DLC let you go around and mop up whatever other quests you hadn't done.

The latter part, to me, was the bigger issue, but had the DLC not existed I wouldn't have minded. Like I said, it's the only even close example I can think of, meaning none of the games I've played had DLC I felt was necessary.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
15. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 26, 2014, 23:00 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 22:43:
Beamer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 21:04:
Outside of, arguably, Fallout 3, I haven't played a single game that's been gimped.

That... that's your one shining example? Fallout 3??



Wait, what do you think I'm arguing?
Do you think I'm using Fallout 3 as an example that we have nothing to worry about or Fallout 3 as an example of how DLC can go wrong?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: RE: Follow up Aug 26, 2014, 22:01 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 21:33:
UConnBBall wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 20:35:
Sad Google didn't land Twitch.tv I am scared that Amazon will cause:
1) No chromecast for Twitch!!!!
2) They will reduce the payment to streamers
3) They don't know eSports and we will lose the ability to watch every event through Twitch
4) Twitch ends up becoming a wasteland 3 years down the road due to zero development on the platform
5) Amazon puts up pay walls like Prime or other ways of pushing Amazon.

Good. I like to see corporations waste billions needlessly on these sorts of stupid purchases.. Then someone else will come along and create a new Youtube/Twitch/etc. for 100k and the cycle will repeat itself. If you have to buy an existing business you shouldn't be in business to begin with. You can always do it better, faster, and cheaper yourself. Always.


Yup, 8 years later and we've had all those YouTube competitors come out. So sad Google bought them. A shame they bought Android, too, that really didn't pay off at all.

Either that, or your blanket statement has no basis in reality.
 
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
11. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 26, 2014, 21:04 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 20:53:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 20:32:
It is insulting that their business model is DLC. Still selling games for $60.00 and want another Billion on top of that. F them. Strip the game of everything, then repackage assets that are already on the disc as DLC.

yeah well, that's pretty obviously awful, but has anyone here confirmed what they're trying to sell on the side? have they gimped the full releases?

i haven't played an EA sports game since NHL 93 for genesis. if there isn't blue ice it's not worth playing.

I'm guessing a lot of it will be historical players and teams.


Also, I don't find this nearly as bad as many others do. For one, games cost a shitton more to develop now than they used to, so still paying $60 doesn't bug me. As I posted yesterday, LucasArts was charging $60 for Monkey Island 2 new on disk, $60 for Nintendo cartridges, and $99.99 for Loom on CD back in 1992.

So we're 22 years later, and even with inflation, not to mention games being exponentially more expensive to make, we're paying the same price for games. I'm really quite alright with that. Unless, as you say, they gimp the full release. Outside of, arguably, Fallout 3, I haven't played a single game that's been gimped. If one comes out gimped, I won't buy it. I buy very little DLC as it is, and the only DLC I really recall liking a lot was Oblivion's.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 26, 2014, 20:13 Beamer
 
I actually haven't ever had a data cap. I'm on Comcast now, too. Time Warner before, Cablevision and Fios before that.

Suppose I'm lucky.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 26, 2014, 17:56 Beamer
 
mag wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 17:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 14:46:
Beamer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:17:
I look and compare vs the i7-4790K and I despair... AMD.. .... ... you drunk? Intel just shoved the Haswell refresh with 4ghz and unlocked MP in your face.... that completely obliterates your cpu's... and you come up with a piledriver with slightly higher core speed.. depressing as hell!

Some people here have taken offense when I say this (not sure why), but AMD just doesn't really play at that higher end. AMD wants you spending under $250 on a CPU. Anything over that and it just doesn't care. And even in that range it's kind of ridiculous to go AMD most of the time. Depends on deals, I guess. Under $150 AMD can make some sense. Usually, I'd argue that over that it makes none.

Wait, sorry, I should have read first. These are expected to be around $300? Jesus, at Microcenter you can get the i7-4790K for $290. Who would ever, ever buy an AMD over that?

Where you saw prices? I looked and couldn't find any info on that. Anyway the i7-4790K is a true beast. I know it's unfair to compare this to AMD's offerings here. But if they go 4ghz they will still be below an 4790K on default clock. And we are talking by 15% to 25% which is huge when you consider that this is is PER CORE.

If they price this above 200$ they might as well give up now. As you say, who would ever buy an AMD cpu with the 4790K doing what it does... devils canyon is really aptly named. And untypical for Intel, it's also decently priced.

Ayup. The i7 4790 is $250 (4790K is $280) at Micro Center. The FX 8350, though, which this is replacing, is $160. So--obviously the i7s blow them out of the water, performance-wise, but that's not a tiny price difference, especially if you've already got an AM3+ board.

Oh. I missed the date in the article, thought the FX-9590 was new, not a year old. Still, its pricing seems insane.
 
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News Comments > Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced
38. Re: Win8 Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced Aug 26, 2014, 13:08 Beamer
 
It's like watching Pong.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 26, 2014, 12:44 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:17:
I look and compare vs the i7-4790K and I despair... AMD.. .... ... you drunk? Intel just shoved the Haswell refresh with 4ghz and unlocked MP in your face.... that completely obliterates your cpu's... and you come up with a piledriver with slightly higher core speed.. depressing as hell!

Some people here have taken offense when I say this (not sure why), but AMD just doesn't really play at that higher end. AMD wants you spending under $250 on a CPU. Anything over that and it just doesn't care. And even in that range it's kind of ridiculous to go AMD most of the time. Depends on deals, I guess. Under $150 AMD can make some sense. Usually, I'd argue that over that it makes none.

Wait, sorry, I should have read first. These are expected to be around $300? Jesus, at Microcenter you can get the i7-4790K for $290. Who would ever, ever buy an AMD over that?
 
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