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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 01:59 Beamer
 
Asmodai wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 00:41:
Ignore politics and never apologise... The old "arguing with idiots" adage applies, you can't just create something you think is cool and deal with every butthurt sperg on the planet because there is always someone who is offended. You win by not playing their game.

I don't get the "never apologize" thing. Sometimes I accidentally say or do something stupid. The right thing to do is step back, realize you made a mistake, and try to right it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Aug 16, 2019, 18:40 Beamer
 
NotOneOfUs wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 16:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 16:22:
Gamergate is exactly what it appears to be: a relatively small and very loud group of video game enthusiasts who claim that their goal is to audit ethics in the gaming-industrial complex and who are instead defined by the campaigns of criminal harassment that some of them have carried out against several women.


You got a single fact to back that up?

Kotakuinaction
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Aug 16, 2019, 18:40 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 16:46:
Beamer wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 15:28:
Something no big deal became an excuse for you to call a woman a white,

Oh my god Beamer, you can't just tell someone they're white!

Y'know, it took me several tries, and I still couldn't get my phone to say "whore"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2019, 18:38 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 17:48:
Cutter wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 14:46:
What CC do you use? Most CCs charge an interest rate of 20 points so that's pretty standard. Sixteen is definitely better. And yes, they always charge more on cash advances, that's nothing new. Why the hell would you ever run a balance on a CC or take a cash advance to begin with? I've always used mine simply for convenience. I actually pay it off bi-weekly just so I'm not paying interest on anything. And I sure as hell would never take a cash advance with one unless were a literal matter of life and death.

Beamer wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 15:17:
16.x%-27.x% is incredibly common as an apr. That's why you're always advised to pay your card in full every month.

5.00 - 9.75%. I consider an APR above 10% trash.

My credit score is above 800.

Generally, only credit union cards have that low a rate. And zero perks. Since I always pay off, I'd much rather get significant cash back, or free vacations, and have a higher Apr that I'll never worry about.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Aug 16, 2019, 15:28 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 15:07:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 11:39:
til

til: Gamejournopros didn't happen, there wasn't a gigantic mass of gamejournos steering opinion, weren't publishing opinion as news. There wasn't a gigantic leak of internal communications showing it didn't happen. Just like journolist didn't happen, and all that stuff didn't happen either.

tial: The lie about stalking and harassment against women is alive and well. And people still believe that the mass of actors who claimed that, haven't had their careers ruined by doing those exact same things, aren't sitting in jail for multiple rapes, aren't in jail for trying to procure sex from children, or aren't sitting in jail for calling in bomb threats.

It didn't happen. Something no big deal became an excuse for you to call a woman a white, and slid to you defending white supremacists across the internet as "free speech," yet weirdly ok when the president attacks free speech...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2019, 15:17 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 14:24:
Checked out the Amazon credit card offer and it looks like a financial nightmare. Several highlights include:

JP Morgan Chase Bank offers the card, not Amazon.

The card offers an APR of 16.49% to 24.49% based on creditworthiness. In other words, the best rate a person with a perfect or near-perfect credit score would hope to get is 16.49%, which is a total joke.

An APR of 27.24% on Cash Advance -- JPMorgan Chase calls this their Prime Rate.

A $5 or 5% charge, whichever is greater, for balance transfers. The balance transfer process is based on JPMorgan Chase's "permission" (e.g., "Balance transfers are contingent upon issuance of your account with us."). But then they appear to counter themselves with the account possibly NOT eligible for balance transfers.

JPMorgan Chase has an APR max for Armed Forces and their dependents of, I kid you not, 36 percent.

16.x%-27.x% is incredibly common as an apr. That's why you're always advised to pay your card in full every month.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Aug 16, 2019, 13:42 Beamer
 
Nullity wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 13:32:
Doom: Annihilation - We Call It Hell trailer
That can't be real, right? I think that might look even worse than the original movie, which was already bottom-of-the-barrel.

It's direct to video for a reason.

Hell, look at the cast and producers: all the projects they give to let you know where they came from are either unknown and garbage sounding ("CAR: THE RETURN!") or bottom of the barrel scraping dtv sequels:

The film stars Amy Manson (”Atlantis”), Dominic Mafham (Ophelia) and Luke Allen-Gale (“Dominion”) and Nina Bergman (The Car: Road to Revenge).

Directing the project is Tony Giglio (S.W.A.T.: Under Siege), who also penned the film.

The film is executive produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Bumblebee) and John Wells (“Animal Kingdom”) and is produced by Jeffery Beach (Jarhead 3: The Siege), Phillip Roth (Death Race: 4 Beyond Anarchy) and Ogden Gavanski (Cult of Chucky).
 
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News Comments > Fortnite B.R.U.T.E.s Democratize Winning
8. Re: Fortnite B.R.U.T.E.s Democratize Winning Aug 16, 2019, 13:42 Beamer
 
Most games shouldn't solely reward skill. You want some randomness and some luck - it keeps bad players coming back long enough to become good players. Part of why CS became so popular was that you could kill a guy in one shot. Bad players could catch far better players off-guard and get that kill.

But it's really damn weird to have this in tournaments.

Smash Brothers is probably a great example of this. All the stupid items make it totally random, and anyone competent enough to use the controls can go on a spree with a good item. It makes it a blast to play with friends, since between that and the handicap function, anyone that knows how to use a controller can hold their own enough to stay engaged. But tournaments turn all of that off.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Adds Features
27. Re: Epic Games Store Adds Features Aug 16, 2019, 12:07 Beamer
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 12:02:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 06:04:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 05:42:
Let's copy the other guys we trash all the time, to justify our anti competitive and sociopathic practices !
There is a poster here who won't be happy if EGS attains feature parity with the other color store front, yet thinks that is exactly what should have happened on day 1. Some folks have to have something to bitch about, it's in their dna.
#NotMyTribe
I understand, it probably doesn't seem fair. I complained when ea and ubi started their stores too, only because they were trying to force themselves into the community with exclusivity. I.e. ME2 dlc was the biggest issue for me, not to mention their stupid biobucks or whatever they were called.

Personally my sarcasm comes from the harm being done to game development. This is very similar to what m$ did back in 2000 by bribing developers to start making xbox games to justify their console system. They dumped at least 10 billion dollars bribing and bullying their system into existence. It caused irreplaceable harm to PC gaming for nearly 10 years. There was a huge dry spell and development times were cut sometimes up to 50% just to get a title out. They were the impetus of games often being released in a buggy and unplayable state, even in 2019.

The one positive thing that came from it was the rise of the independent and indie developers, especially in the EU and other countries. Lighter

MSFT went to PC devs because it's what they knew.
Playstation and Nintendo also get third party exclusives, but people here care less, because it's from console devs.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Adds Features
21. Re: Epic Games Store Adds Features Aug 16, 2019, 07:44 Beamer
 
roguebanshee wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 05:03:
Simon Says wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 22:25:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 21:40:
Epic
Damned if they do
Damned if they don't
Damn


Never damned if they'd actually compete on price. Even Uplay does that VS Steam prices.

Anno 2070 CE on Steam 40$ CAD
Anno 2070 CE on Uplay 10$ CAD

Guess where I just bought my Anno 2070 copy? Yep, Uplay.

Still waiting for EGS to do the same thing with games instead of engaging in anti-competitive exclusives which preempt any competition at all ( you can't offer a lower price if you can't sell it ).

When Ubisoft > Epic, something's seriously fucked up somewhere.
The publisher sets the price on every store.

Let's see who is publishing Anno 2070...

Oh, it's Ubisoft.

Now let's see who owns UPlay...

Ubisoft again.

There's a slight chance they're trying to get people to buy the game directly on their own platform instead of on Steam.

No matter how often we tell them that publishers set price on all these storefronts, we keep seeing these posts.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Kremlin lauds 'heroes' who landed plane in cornfield after gull strike Aug 15, 2019, 17:02 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 16:53:
American pilot lands aircraft in a river, saving everyone, he's a Hero.

Russian pilot lands aircraft in a field, saving everyone, he's a 'Hero'.

Those double standards...


It's quoting the government, but yeah, you really do get concerned over coverage of Russia...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 15, 2019, 16:52 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 16:48:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 16:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 10:44:
ATT helps US government spy on US citizens.
https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/25/nsa-att-intercept-surveillance/
https://theintercept.com/2018/06/25/att-internet-nsa-spy-hubs/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_641A


Yeah, but it's basically automatic for Huawei.
Wat???
Please explain to me how what ATT has been doing for years is any different.

AT&T does it to sell us shit, and maybe report us for terrorism, Huawei does it to get stuff for the Chinese government to blackmail us about?
 
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News Comments > Nauticrawl: 20,000 Atmospheres Next Month
6. Re: Nauticrawl: 20,000 Atmospheres Next Month Aug 15, 2019, 16:35 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 15:03:
Beamer wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 11:24:
Neuticles?
Heh, I got that reference, and it made me chuckle.

I was playing You Don't Know Jack with a group of 8 people a ways back, and we were doing the game where it provides a question and you provide a fake answer, then everyone sees all the answers and votes on one, and you get points for either tricking people into voting for yours, or for you voting for the real answer.

Turns out, 5 of the 8 people knew Neuticles, but only 1 could spell it, haha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 15, 2019, 16:33 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 15:21:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 15:11:
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 11:12:

And the WoT series is done before it even began. Must they ruin everything with their liberal identity politics?

Liberal Identity politics? Now I am curious, do explain.

He saw a picture of minorities and got all cranky because he didn't read the books close enough and imagined all the characters to be white. Pretty simple.

Any piece of entertainment focused on a character not physically just like Cutter is liberal bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Nauticrawl: 20,000 Atmospheres Next Month
2. Re: Nauticrawl: 20,000 Atmospheres Next Month Aug 15, 2019, 11:24 Beamer
 
Neuticles?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Aug 14, 2019, 22:53 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2019, 21:53:
Beamer wrote on Aug 14, 2019, 21:03:
In weird news, do you guys remember William Usher?

He was a regular here for a brief while, a GamerGater that pushed himself as one of the more rational ones, concerned solely with ethics in video games, which he thought was terrible, and convinced that there was no issue with the gaming community, in which he found no hate.

And, well, time changes things, and people get hardcore radicalized. Look at him now: NSFW! He runs his own website, and the comments he makes are very hardcore NSFW.

WARNING: NSFW
Hard racism.
Hard racism and homophobia.
Some serious racism
Some serious misogyny
Some ludicrously intense racism in defense of Star Citizen, which he claims is an incredible game made by an incredibly successful company
Some significant white supremacy in defense of Star Citizen
A defense of himself as not racist, despite all the racism defending Star Citizen

Just thought this was interesting since he debated many people here, claiming that the only issue in games was of the ethics in journalism variety.
Meanwhile, at least his site is ethical, I suppose. Maybe. Hard to be unethically close to devs when you're so toxic they all run away screaming.
Hmm, none of those comments will load on my phone. I'll have to check when I get home.

Mr. Usher was a pretty rational debater on Blues, even if contrarian. Sure it's the same person?

Yup. Something seriously changed. It's rampant n word, and much worse.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 14, 2019, 21:03 Beamer
 
In weird news, do you guys remember William Usher?

He was a regular here for a brief while, a GamerGater that pushed himself as one of the more rational ones, concerned solely with ethics in video games, which he thought was terrible, and convinced that there was no issue with the gaming community, in which he found no hate.

And, well, time changes things, and people get hardcore radicalized. Look at him now: NSFW! He runs his own website, and the comments he makes are very hardcore NSFW.

WARNING: NSFW
Hard racism.
Hard racism and homophobia.
Some serious racism
Some serious misogyny
Some ludicrously intense racism in defense of Star Citizen, which he claims is an incredible game made by an incredibly successful company
Some significant white supremacy in defense of Star Citizen
A defense of himself as not racist, despite all the racism defending Star Citizen

Just thought this was interesting since he debated many people here, claiming that the only issue in games was of the ethics in journalism variety.
Meanwhile, at least his site is ethical, I suppose. Maybe. Hard to be unethically close to devs when you're so toxic they all run away screaming.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Heat Announced
4. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Aug 14, 2019, 13:38 Beamer
 
Dravnt wrote on Aug 14, 2019, 11:24:
Probably will not be as great as NFSU2. ALL NFS games suck compared to the crazy awesomeness that is NSFU2.

Ok, the title got seriously boned in this thread
 
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News Comments > No Borderlands 3 Preloads
36. Re: No Borderlands 3 Preloads Aug 14, 2019, 11:54 Beamer
 
I think Cyberpunk is one of the bigger risks to preorder.

As incredible as TW3 is, this is an incredibly complex game where so much can go wrong. Plus, it's a shooter, from a company that isn't traditionally a shooter dev. And it's a genre which has regularly sucked for shooters.

I can't think of any other game with more that can go wrong, largely because I can't think of any other game with more anything - its features make it incredibly complicated. Plus, outside of Deus Ex, it's really a genre combination that's been incredibly difficult to pull off.

I trust CDPR, but am absolutely waiting until we have more to go on here.
 
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News Comments > THQ Financials Reveal New Saints Row
3. Re: THQ Financials Reveal New Saints Row Aug 14, 2019, 11:13 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 14, 2019, 11:00:
As a SR fan, IV was ridiculously stupid and disappointing.

I'd call it ridiculously fun and disappointing.
 
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