Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Beaver

Real Name Beaver   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Muscular Beaver
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Apr 28, 2002, 23:21
Total Comments 1911 (Pro)
User ID 12928
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
29. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 14, 2016, 14:32 Muscular Beaver
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 13:44:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 13:32:
Yeah, sure, thats how good changes in the past have always happened, huh?
If enough people get angry, changes happen. They wont get angry if they keep themselves numb with any kind of addiction.

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

Good luck. I mean it. Take your boulder, Sisyphus, and have your go. Making people overcome fear and egoism is as much a realistic goal as walking from Earth to Mars by foot.
I dont try that. I only explained the irony in it.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
27. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 14, 2016, 13:32 Muscular Beaver
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 13:21:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 12:34:
El Pit wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 11:48:
Yes, I like being lulled. It's better to have fun with games, life, and whatever you do than actually take a step back and analyze what is really going on. It would be the fastest way into a clinical depression.

And also coincidentally the fastest way to solve "whats really going on".

No it would not. You would find out that human beings are just apes with less hair and that they talk about changes that they neither REALLY want or would accept. And therefore, it's the fastest way into a clinical depression. It's better to accept that we are animals and adore every sunbeam and everything beautiful nature is throwing at us.

EDIT: And to enjoy games, of course. How could I forget about those?
Yeah, sure, thats how good changes in the past have always happened, huh?
If enough people get angry, changes happen. They wont get angry if they keep themselves numb with any kind of addiction.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
25. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 14, 2016, 12:34 Muscular Beaver
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 11:48:
Yes, I like being lulled. It's better to have fun with games, life, and whatever you do than actually take a step back and analyze what is really going on. It would be the fastest way into a clinical depression.

And also coincidentally the fastest way to solve "whats really going on".
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2016, 22:58 Muscular Beaver
 
You cant see how the controls are in a lets play video, or how audacious and annoying the DRM is, and most reviews also dont mention it. That is actually the biggest reasons I return or dislike games nowadays.
And yes, it takes me 1 hour to just get controls right in games like GTA 5 or ArmA. I actually played ArmA 3 4 hours until I returned it with a red face full of anger. I really tried to give it a chance, still do from time to time. Main reason were things that I would have never seen in a video, and most reviews didnt even mention them. In games like Total War Rome 2 you dont see how bad that game really is after 2 hours.

I think, and know from experience from many cases, that the vast majority of pirates wouldnt buy a game in any case, since they simply dont have the money. You can put up as much DRM as you like, they simply wont buy it, even if there is no cracked version for it for months. In some cases they can scrounge up money for a subscription game or 1 or 2 games a year, but thats it. There are several studies that support this too. If at all, piracy is actually free advertising.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Quantum Break PC Plans; Xbox Players Unhappy
23. Re: Quantum Break PC Plans; Xbox Players Unhappy Feb 12, 2016, 13:17 Muscular Beaver
 
They have updated the recommended specs to i5-4690 and GTX 970.  
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > World of Warships Launches Team Battles
2. Re: World of Warships Launches Team Battles Feb 11, 2016, 22:38 Muscular Beaver
 
After I realized you need to spend hundreds of $$$ every month to have all advantages, I stopped playing. Yet until then I spent $70. Far too much already.
This is one real audacious microtransactions game.
This for $15 or even $20 a month, no problem, but I feel scammed playing it with a payment system like this, and playing it for free is just extremely tedious.
At the end I felt seriously like some crack addict, as the previous poster said. But I realized that and stopped. I even had nightmares about this game...
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Signups
10. Re: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Signups Feb 5, 2016, 00:10 Muscular Beaver
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 20:41:
The future will be considerably more dystopian thanks to corps like EA. This shiny happy future will never come to pass.


As I understood it from the first game, it was all just facade. Stupid people accepting a dystopia, because its all shiny and colorful on the outside. In that sense we already have a dystopia.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion and Patch This Month
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion and Patch This Month Feb 4, 2016, 23:33 Muscular Beaver
 
That reminds me, I havent played BG 1 & 2 and IWD 1 & 2 for probably 10 years. Time to dive into them again. They will prolly keep me busy for a whole year.  
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > DOOM in May
44. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 23:29 Muscular Beaver
 
Brazor wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 21:47:
From the video discussions back at E3 they emphasized that the executions are how you get most of your health and ammo. That was done intentionally to keep the combat and the player moving. They repeated that this isn't a hide behind cover and play peekaboo shooter.

This game does look a bit cartoony to me but I'm fine with it. The original doom looked cartoony to me too when it first released and I was a kid back then.
This game will stand a chance so long as they don't have a problem like Arkam Knight.

Most important thing will be the controls. If it doesnt have proper PC controls and instead console controls with delays or senseless key distribution where for example you have to use different buttons even though you only need one, it will be just another shitty converted shooter.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > DOOM in May
15. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 13:14 Muscular Beaver
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 12:46:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 12:29:
Havent been excited for a game this much since ArmA 3, which bitterly disappointed me.
I can only hope, but it sure looks awesome, like a true Doom 2 sequel.
Wondering why you thought ArmA 3 was so disappointing?
Twitch shooter controls, horribly stiff animations, you can still get stuck in an animation, physics still laughable, fantasy weapons and vehicles, still, after 2.5 years, not enough content to even make game modes like warfare or domination as awesome as before, AKA not even the same amount of content ArmA 2 without OA had.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > DOOM in May
11. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 12:29 Muscular Beaver
 
Havent been excited for a game this much since ArmA 3, which bitterly disappointed me.
I can only hope, but it sure looks awesome, like a true Doom 2 sequel.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 2, 2016, 09:41 Muscular Beaver
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 09:32:
Dude, TVs usually have horrible latency and input lag but I agree with the general sentiment. I do not get the popularity of ultra-wide.
But I'm also not much of a fan of curved (well, I mean I am but not when it comes to LCDs ).
It all seems very gimmicky and I'm sure it would annoy me when doing other things than gaming which is probably 80% to 90% of the total time spent in front of the LCD.

I really hope this fad dies soon-ish and that monitor makers (re-)focus on large regular non-curved 16:9 quality LCDs.
I already own a 32" so my personal preference would be a 32", low latency IPS/PLS/PVA panel, 144Hz (or higher), G-Sync, 1440p (or maybe 2160p), USB hub. Pretty please with sugar on top.

You should sit in front of a 34" 21:9 curved one in person. You will get hooked. They are just awesome for gamers. IMO much better than this first generation VR goggles. The immersion is astonishing.
I was about to buy the Acer because I saw a Samsung one in a shop once and was hooked instantly, but then read about how bad its quality is, so I will keep waiting.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 1, 2016, 15:15 Muscular Beaver
 
LgFriess wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 15:01:
That PG34Q looks so nice. Any real difference from the Acer Predator?
Nope, most likely as crappy and overpriced. Its Asus quality after all.
Of course you might get lucky and get a flawless one, which some people were with the Acer, but then theres still the question of long term reliability.
I would wait until more producers offer IPS 21:9 with 100+ Hz. Prices should drop then too.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released
16. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released Jan 21, 2016, 10:47 Muscular Beaver
 
Task wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 10:39:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 10:31:
the atmosphere as a whole is goosebumpy (the random and directed radio chatter alone)

Everytime this happens I panic and zoom out to the quasi satellite- radar. Some of the random radio chatter from the people on your carrier is stuff like "possible enemy contact in (whatever area), can you confirm?" and stuff like that.

Yep, such a small thing, but it adds massively to the atmosphere.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released
13. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released Jan 21, 2016, 10:31 Muscular Beaver
 
I bought it and played a bit already. Its actually very impressive. Not much I can bitch about, even though I do a lot normally. It has a few clipping bugs here and there, that most wont even recognize, AI is not very good, but still enjoyable. But thats about it.
The story is told better than in HW1 or 2, the atmosphere as a whole is goosebumpy (the random and directed radio chatter alone) and it has the same epic feeling as HW1 and 2. Feels like a true PC game, which is worth a lot nowadays.
It does really need more missions though, if its only 13. But so did HW1 & 2.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Far Cry Primal Trailer
7. Re: Far Cry Primal Trailer Jan 21, 2016, 06:34 Muscular Beaver
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 21:53:
There was this dev walkthrough (over an hour long) last week with tons of gameplay. It looks surprisingly decent but on the other hand it becomes clear quickly that this is just yet another AC/GTA-style open world clone where you simply head from one mini map icon to the next and that's it.
Yeah, AKA boring. I quit Shadows of Mordor after a few hours because of exactly what you mentioned, even though I am a huge LotR fan. These open world games all look like they are made with the same exact "game-kit" where you just have to add your theme. Fallout 4 also felt like Skyrim with a mod.
They are just overdoing it.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
36. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 18:46 Muscular Beaver
 
ventry wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 18:33:
Simon Says wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 15:51:
WinXP to Win7 at release date was smooth sailing, Win7 to 10 at release date was a complete NIGHTMARE.

You can't be much of a tech.
I have to date updated 25 desktop PC's and 13 laptops and had only 1 major problem that was fixed within 5 min via google.

I have been running Win 10 on my home system since August 2015 (updated from Win 7 Ultimate) and had only 2 of my major programs fail.
A reinstall fixed one and about 30 Min of research on google provided the answer on the other.
Been rock solid ever since.
Get a clue and you will be fine.

The other thing I fine amusing is those who bitch and whinge about so called "spying".
I bet those same people own a mobile phone with either IOs or Android on them. All those apps you put on them and use spy on you far more than M$ could ever imagine.
Hilarious.
Another super competent statement. You think you found hypocrisy? Think again Sherlock:
1) That is a mobile device which has been born spying. Windows was not. Spying is pretty new in it.
2) With some effort you can turn that spying off on Android and iOS.
3) Whats makes you think people who complain about spying on Windows dont complain about it on Android or others?
4) Snowden.
5) History.

As for getting a clue: Its probably because some people seriously work with this OS, and some just use it for general crap. Youre obviously one of the latter.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
34. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 18:29 Muscular Beaver
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 18:21:
Thing is I use it (Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB pilfered from a client who didn't want it ,P) on my media PC for months now and have zero problems too... maybe just dumb luck. And LTSB comes without all the spying crap.. couldn't be happier really. Free OS (although maybe not in the way MS intended...)
I guess the massive gap between competence levels cause these statements. What you say is completely wrong. LTSB is also spying a lot. Its just a little less effort to turn it off.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
31. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 18:01 Muscular Beaver
 
WaltC wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 14:26:
Been on Win10x64 since October 2014, and since the official release in July I have had 0 major problems--I've got ~185 games installed going back 30 years in age to as new as Witcher 3--and every single on of them runs perfectly. My R9 380 4GB card runs them all with the latest drivers (WDDM2.0.) After Win7 I moved to Win8 for a couple of years before Win10x64...I prefer Win10x64 to any Microsoft OS I've ever used--and I've used them all. Of course, I have a desktop and all my components are hand-picked and made by companies with great track records in driver support--which probably makes a difference, I'd imagine. Also, I'm running the latest build of v1511, build 11099. Running great, no problems.

Nobody has any right to complain about progress, seems to me, since you certainly should have bought either Win7 or Win8 by this late date and you still have ~7 months to upgrade to Win10 for free...it's a no brainer.


I simply cant believe statements like that. I have been using it since Oct. '14 too, and I can clearly say that it has been the worst Windows experience EVER for me, and I started in 1992 and used pretty much every version except the early NT versions. Even ME or Vista wasnt that bad. It simply doesnt do what you tell it to do. It wakes from sleep at night even though you told it to NEVER wake from sleep on its own, you have to use powershell commands AFTER EVERY PATCH to turn that off! Its a known problem! WTF! It has absolutely senseless GUI elements and features, like the useless lock screen and delay on login screen which makes you regularly put in the wrong password since the first few letters are missed, or the absolutely abysmal GUI which makes no sense since its neither consistent nor done in function and takes far longer to get to your destination. Then of course the MASSIVE spying. I am lucky that I got my hands on an enterprise version, but even with that its just unbelievable and far more annoying than ever. Oh and then theres the incompatibility with quite a few old programs. Some will run if you set compatibility to Windows 7, but not all. Some do, but they will still often make problems, like crashing from time to time or other errors.
I havent even scratched the surface with this short list here. The problems go on and on and it took me WEEKS to fix most by fiddling with the registry a lot or simply by tolerating them (not really, they are still annoying). And dont even get me started on the TH2 update. I almost went mad on that, how bad it was done.

Yeah, I had problems with 8 and 8.1, since it got dumbed down a lot from 7 and some things simply were extremely hard to change or find, but it worked. Everything worked, once you figured it out. But here.... Its just pure frustration because so many things just make no sense whatsoever from an usability standpoint and so many functions have simply been removed or replaced with useless crap that doesnt even work. I could constantly smash my head on the desk due to the stupidity of the people who designed this abomination. It seems like they want it to be exactly like Android or iOS. All their talk about wanting to listen more to the customers was a lie. Bugreports still get ignored, bug untouched (even if they are over a decade old), decade old and very popular feature requests get still ignored. Nothing has changed to the better. Many things have become FAR FAR worse.

This comment was edited on Jan 16, 2016, 18:22.
 
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
31. Re: EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions Jan 13, 2016, 06:09 Muscular Beaver
 
Bill Nye didnt need to be corrupted, he always was an obnoxious corrupt weakling.  
Avatar 12928
 
Waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1911 Comments. 96 pages. Viewing page 5.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo