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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 13:27 Beamer
 
I looked at the reddit thread, expecting to see people crapping on the CGI, but instead found it was posted by Arnie himself, and man, he just seems like a genuinely great guy, Keanu-style.

But yes, the CGI looks bad. I watched a few videos over the weekend positing why CGI has gotten worse. In large part, they feel it's due to deadlines being a fraction the time they used to be, while the amount of scenes (or seconds) being much larger. Even though the tech has come a long way, there's less time for the artistry to take hold. As a result, the lighting is almost always broken. And, back in the day, it was all done in real places, with real standins being replaced, making lighting easier (first, it's real, second, you can base it off what happens to the stand-in, and third, a good director would be very deliberate in how he'd light his 2 or 4 CGI scenes.)
 
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News Comments > Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II
31. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 23, 2019, 11:53 Beamer
 
Here's the first Steam thread Blue posted Sadly, replace "steam" with "EGS" and that could be a somewhat modern thread here.

Here's the second or so. Lots of Steam hatred, lots of people angry at Valve, and a few people baffled as to why anyone would ever want to watch anyone play games (I agree, but man, the future sure disagreed.)

i dont agree with steam being the only option for dload...its not fair to the users.

Here's when Valve announced HL2 would require Steam going forward. Unsurprisingly, a few people claimed they'd boycott HL2.

Another thread with people claiming they'll boycott HL2 over Steam

People canceling B&M HL2 preorders over Steam

It's all just history repeating itself, and we've been through all of this before. Here, on this very site.

This comment was edited on May 23, 2019, 12:26.
 
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News Comments > Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II
30. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 23, 2019, 11:25 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on May 23, 2019, 10:49:
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2019, 10:29:
Acleacius wrote on May 23, 2019, 08:57:
I've been a big supporter of Human Head. They've had a lot of tough breaks including the idiotic bethesda Prey 2 decision. I wish them well but no way I'm, joining this epic farce,
even for them.

Hell, I was a huge supporter of epic for 20+ years but sweeney's blown all that good will. As far as I can tell he is just a coward, to afraid to build a store based on quality and merit.

How do you know the Prey 2 decision was a bad one? We have so little evidence of what Human Head was doing.

And what makes you think Sweeney isn't building a store based on quality and merit? It's just that building that takes time and money - looking at Steam, hundreds of millions over 15 years. Uncertain how you expect Sweeney to get to that out the gate...

Come on Beamer, even you have to admit that when Steam was launched it had ten times more option s and features then Epics pos launcher has.

Theirs no excuse for them to have released it in its current state. It was pure laziness and greed to get it into the market first and then possibly fix it later.

And in all honesty, if you put it to a vote and let the consumer vote with their wallets. Steam would win this battle hands down. Tim Sweeney knows and fears this and why hes forcing exclusive titles onto the market. Because he knows his launcher would fail out of the gate.

Steam sucked in 2004. It had very few features and 3 games. It was terrible. We all hated it.

Epic is lacking features now, but for me, personally, it's only lacking 1 feature I care about: mods. And that's coming this summer, per their pipeline. In a year and a half, pretty much everything we want will be here. But they wouldn't spend that year and a half throwing money away on something that may not work, because this is an extremely expensive thing to build. And no one would use it now if not for the exclusives - every single person involved admits that. Kind of like no one would go to McDonald's if they could get the hamburger somewhere not seedy and shitty like most McDonald's are. They have a lot of money, but are limited by the time it takes to develop things, so they're solving the userbase problem one way as they build something compelling.

Getting angry over this seems dumb. I don't particularly like it, most people don't, but it's really ultimately meaningless to me right now, but could be very beneficial in a year or 3.
 
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News Comments > Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II
29. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 23, 2019, 11:22 Beamer
 
Drayth wrote on May 23, 2019, 10:57:
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2019, 10:29:
It's just that building that takes time and money

Something they had plenty of before releasing it as-is.

Did they have time? I don't think so. Unless they started building this in 2014, they have no chance to catch up to Valve.
Do they have money? Yes, and they're actively spending it, but only an idiot spends hundreds of millions building something likely to fail. In nearly any business, minimum viable products go up and out so that they can build user counts, earn money, and be properly tested. Even games do Early Access now.

And while they do have money, and are spending it, it also comes back to time, because throwing more money at building software only speeds up development to a point.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Morning Consolidation May 23, 2019, 10:58 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 23, 2019, 10:53:
Talutha wrote on May 23, 2019, 10:43:
Not sure if hes ignoring all the other movies and just continuing from the second or not.

I think that was the idea, yeah. He's essentially continuing on from 2, and ignoring Terminator 3 (which was... okay) and those two piles of dogshit garbage that came after that.

I still have my doubts about how involved Cameron is, given that he's been knee-deep in Avatar. Also have my doubts about how much I trust Cameron, anyway. Lots of these great scifi directors just lost it as they get older (see: Ridley Scott.)

But at least this one has a director that knows how to make a good action film. T3 had the director of U-571, who went on to do basically nothing else, T4 had McG (enough said), and T5 had a guy that did the worst Marvel movie, Sex and the City episodes, and some non-action Game of Thrones episodes.

Tim Miller has only done Deadpool, but I'd put him above all the previous non-Camerons on that alone.
 
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News Comments > Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II
26. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 23, 2019, 10:29 Beamer
 
Acleacius wrote on May 23, 2019, 08:57:
I've been a big supporter of Human Head. They've had a lot of tough breaks including the idiotic bethesda Prey 2 decision. I wish them well but no way I'm, joining this epic farce,
even for them.

Hell, I was a huge supporter of epic for 20+ years but sweeney's blown all that good will. As far as I can tell he is just a coward, to afraid to build a store based on quality and merit.

How do you know the Prey 2 decision was a bad one? We have so little evidence of what Human Head was doing.

And what makes you think Sweeney isn't building a store based on quality and merit? It's just that building that takes time and money - looking at Steam, hundreds of millions over 15 years. Uncertain how you expect Sweeney to get to that out the gate...
 
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News Comments > JUST CAUSE 4 Los Demonios Announced
7. Re: JUST CAUSE 4 Los Demonios Announced May 22, 2019, 16:28 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 22, 2019, 14:07:
Ugh, and more flying enemies. Nobody likes flying enemies in a fucking shooter, so hey, let's make a whole race of them!

THANK YOU!

Sometimes someone acts like I'm crazy when I say Z-axis enemies make everything suck. At least, if you don't have hitscan weaponry (even then, they get old fast.)
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Into the Black May 22, 2019, 15:51 Beamer
 
Nullity wrote on May 22, 2019, 15:05:
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2019, 14:48:
But Inglorious Bastards is one of my favorite movies
The opening scene with Christoph Waltz in that farm house is one of my favorites in any movie. It gives me chills to watch it, and it immediately put him near the top of my "best actors" list.

Sadly, like Fassbender, he kind of squandered that. He was there for me, too, but hasn't done much worth watching. I've read reviews pretty harsh on his performances, as well. But no one seems to have squandered anything like Fassbender. Honestly, he never stood out to me in IB, but did in his movies after. Can't say he's done anything I'd willingly watch in ages, though.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2019, 15:04 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on May 22, 2019, 15:01:
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2019, 14:48:
Like De Niro, he just started phoning it in. De Niro, to me, hasn't done anyting worth a damn since Casino. He's had some character roles in good movies, but usually I find him still bad in them, and anything he stars in? Pacino went south much sooner, basically Hoo-Hahing everything after Scent of a Woman, but being near that spot a few years prior.

I completely agree about Pacino's decline kicking in for real after Scent of a Woman. Though he thankfully dialed it back for Donnie Brasco.

As for Tarantino, for the films he's directed, I think he's been all over the place. I really don't think all that highly of Pulp Fiction, I know, I know. Kill Bill is overrated and I disliked the second one. I hated Death Proof. But Inglorious Bastards is one of my favorite movies, and I love Jackie Brown and Django. Haven't done Hateful Eight yet.

I don't think I've ever heard anyone knock Pulp Fiction before. To me it clearly stands above all his other work as his magnum opus.

It's a victim of its own success in many ways, to me. Again, all my opinion. It just stands out as so much an example of early-mid 90s cultural miasma. The wigs, the dancing, the Travolta.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black May 22, 2019, 14:48 Beamer
 
Nullity wrote on May 22, 2019, 14:06:
Blue wrote on May 22, 2019, 13:53:
Nullity wrote on May 22, 2019, 13:10:
Tarantino anything is cinema gold, as far as I'm concerned. I'll definitely be there.

Generally true, but I didn't like The Hateful Eight.
Oh no? I really enjoyed it. It was certainly slower than his other movies, mostly taking place in one location, but for me, the lure of Tarantino films are the characters and brilliant writing/dialog. And I felt The Hateful Eight definitely delivered.

Blue wrote on May 22, 2019, 13:53:
That said, I'm disappointed in the casting of Al Pacino. Am I the only person who can't *stand* him? I never have, I think he's awful in everything and just drags down any movie he's in. I cannot fathom how he became so big/iconic.

Sounds like you've never seen the first two Godfather movies.
Ok, I'll admit, I totally forgot about the Godfather movies, which I love. And I do think he's good in those, although I'd argue that it's before he really became "The Pacino", if that makes any sense. I feel that his acting style was different.

I haven't seen those in a very long time, and now I think I'll have to give them another watch.

Like De Niro, he just started phoning it in. De Niro, to me, hasn't done anyting worth a damn since Casino. He's had some character roles in good movies, but usually I find him still bad in them, and anything he stars in? Pacino went south much sooner, basically Hoo-Hahing everything after Scent of a Woman, but being near that spot a few years prior.

As for Tarantino, for the films he's directed, I think he's been all over the place. I really don't think all that highly of Pulp Fiction, I know, I know. Kill Bill is overrated and I disliked the second one. I hated Death Proof. But Inglorious Bastards is one of my favorite movies, and I love Jackie Brown and Django. Haven't done Hateful Eight yet.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Positive Review Bombing
8. Re: Valve on Positive Review Bombing May 22, 2019, 07:32 Beamer
 
aka_STEVE wrote on May 22, 2019, 07:27:
Glad to see VALVE is confronting all the hot, important issues like positive reviews.... instead of maybe looking at why they are losing top exclusives game releases to publishers.



So you're angry they're doing something to improve the user experience instead of conducting business shenanigans that most directly impact the publisher?
 
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News Comments > George R.R. Martin Confirms Game Consultation
8. Re: George R.R. Martin Confirms Game Consultation May 21, 2019, 13:59 Beamer
 
Rilcon wrote on May 21, 2019, 13:46:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 21, 2019, 11:21:
Oh god dammit. Stop getting distracted and FINISH THE NOVELS.
Apparently the remaining novels are already finished, but he's under some "timed exclusivity" deal with HBO to not publish them yet.

If you believe conspiracy theories from an actor that had about 100 lines total in the show, and hasn't been on for a few seasons, then yes, this is true.

If you don't like conspiracy theories, this makes no sense at all, as Martin has shown sluggishness to finish novels before, with wide gaps already happening, and being able to tie-in a novel with a new season would have been beneficial to everyone.

So yeah, this is a really dumb rumor.
 
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News Comments > RAD in August
5. Re: RAD in August May 21, 2019, 13:57 Beamer
 
Yup, no Cru Jones, no purchase!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
20. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 21, 2019, 08:55 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on May 20, 2019, 13:51:
If the Obama Administration had instituted the Ban... it still would have been a good thing.

Eraser isn't American, so he doesn't have "Trump Derangement Syndrome," he views from the eyes of a European. Also, I mean, there is a derangement syndrome involving Trump, but it doesn't involve being against him, but excusing all his awful and flat-out dumb decisions.

I agree, though, that this one isn't necessarily dumb. However, I do not believe Trump has thought it through, prepared for contingency, or really done this out of anything other than a combination of self-interest and his weird, wonky, generally misguided sense of fairness. That doesn't mean the outcome will be bad, but we're doing something very risky that can have very wide ranging and long lasting implications, and we're trusting one of the most overconfident, underintelligent men in the world to lead us through it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 15:31 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 20, 2019, 15:27:
wtf_man wrote on May 20, 2019, 14:18:
Please read my edits.... has nothing to do with laptops and phones.

As for 5G... the world can wait for someone that isn't manufacturing Back doors built in.

Android and Windows license revocation has a lot to do with tablets and phones though. Aside from the USA Huawai is number 1 world wide for smart phones and tablets. And personally I would rather NOT buy a tablet or phone anymore if my only choices were Apple and Samsung.

Huawei, in the last 18 months, became the most interesting phone manufacturer, by a wide margin. I really like my S10, but I would swap it for a P30 Pro. The software experience lags behind, from what I understand, but the hardware is just something else.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 12:29 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 20, 2019, 11:39:
To be honest I hope China completely and violently retaliates for this. This isn't a trade war, that is literally a declaration of war. Especially since the orange hamster hasn't produced a single proof.

Violently? Violently?

Keep in mind, too, that Google's services don't work on Huawei phones in China because the Chinese government has blocked them. This is something of a retaliation to that.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. May 19, 2019, 15:56 Beamer
 
D-Rock wrote on May 19, 2019, 10:40:
Beamer wrote on May 19, 2019, 09:19:
Stop looking to be angry. It doesn't say that happens in those two games, it says it happens in Battle Royale games. Factually accurate. How would you describe, in a sentence, how BR games start? Not all of them are chosen drop ins, but all start with players scattered wildly.

Furthermore, it's not an article about those games, but about AI. Not even the AI in those games.

You are by far the most annoying nit-picky person I've ever encountered.

Ignoring what Redeye is pointing out, he's nitpicking that an AI article isn't perfectly describing two games in a single-sentence description of an entire genre, in an article not about those games, and trying to say it's bad journalism. That's nitpicking. I'm arguing against nitpicking, and against condemning an entire profession due to your nitpicking...
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 19, 2019, 09:19 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on May 19, 2019, 05:56:
That AI article looks like it might be interesting an interesting read from the headline, but I didn't make it past the first paragraph, which contained this ditty describing PUBG/Fortnite: "Tens of player characters spawn simultaneously in unpredictable places"

JOURNALISM!

Stop looking to be angry. It doesn't say that happens in those two games, it says it happens in Battle Royale games. Factually accurate. How would you describe, in a sentence, how BR games start? Not all of them are chosen drop ins, but all start with players scattered wildly.

Furthermore, it's not an article about those games, but about AI. Not even the AI in those games.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2019, 15:27 Beamer
 
HoSpanky wrote on May 17, 2019, 12:33:
I had an irrational hatred of Leonardo DiCaprio for a long time, as I held him responsible for Titanic and the unrealistic expectations he instilled in the girls at my school.

But hes an amazingly versatile actor, and I dont blame him for getting in on a huge moneymaker. Pattinson has previously said that he didTwilight for the money. Im willing to believe him.

But

As someone else already said, hes gonna need to pack on a lot of muscle to be believable as Batman. Or maybe theyll make him some sort of enhancement suit that does the heavy lifting for him. That would certainly help him avoid being suspected of being the Batman as Bruce. No way, Batman is like, easily twice his size!

Funny, to me, Leo isn't very versatile. He has one mode: intense. He just acts intense.
 
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News Comments > Epic Mega Sale
59. Re: Epic Mega Sale May 17, 2019, 15:26 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 17, 2019, 14:22:
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2019, 00:02:
What Epic is doing in trying to secure exclusives is what monopolies - attempt to - do.


Valve pushing Steamworks DRM for many years now is a MUCH more monopolistic move than Epic's harmless TIMED exclusives.
Valve basically snagged nearly the entire PC retail business via Steamworks DRM.
With very few exceptions you haven't been able to buy a game at a brick & mortar store (or AMZ) for the last decade that does not have a Steam installer or just a Steam code inside the box. Steam got its tentacles everywhere.

Yeah, but that doesn't count, because it's all about publisher intent. With Steam, they used it to make more money, and that was good. With Epic, they're using it to make more money, and that's bad!

I'm pretty sure many of those against Epic were once vehemently against Steam. They're people angry at change more than anything else. Steam was once considered an evil pain in the ass with no features beneficial to consumers.
 
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