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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2017, 17:30 Beamer
 
Actually, none of it was forged. The part she wrote was never claimed to be from him.

Retired, c'mon.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2017, 16:18 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 16:00:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 20:41:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 20:08:
We lose Al Franken but gain Roy Moore, wake me when this national nightmare is over. Broad Majority of Americans Support Moving Trump to Jerusalem

Al needed to hold fast until the end of the ethics probe. If his constituents wanted to vote him out, so be it, but resigning is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Also, this was a rat fcking operation: some of the women who accused Al were coached by Republican operatives.

Meanwhile, Trump, Clarence Thomas, and pedo Roy Moore will all remain in office, despite much worse behavior. IOKIYAR. Fuck.

oops...Roy Moore year book forged..... (which was obvious when you looked at it - 2 different inks and the dates were wrong)

Part forged. Which is beyond idiotic. Stupid, stupid.

But do you have any doubts as to his interest in young teens?
And do you think that it even matters regarding whether he's fit to legislate, given all the other awful shit he says?
 
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News Comments > Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches
11. Re: Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches Dec 8, 2017, 15:03 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 14:54:
I don't think millenials view cheating as cheating anymore, just winning and losing regardless of how its done. I think they see it as you wouldn't be able to do it if it wasn't really permitted. Look at the rampant cheating in high schools and universities now. God help anyone that has to use a bridge some cheating engineer used or medical help from a doctor who cheated their way through med school.

This is getoffmylawnism. You're not IN these schools, and never were, so you have no idea.

Also, to pretend that cheating wasn't common when we were that age is also a fallacy. It's more prevalent now because it's easier now. For $2.99 a month or whatever you can be a cheater, doing absolutely no work. In the old days, you needed to find the cheats or make them, then hope they worked in the next patch, etc.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches
9. Re: Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches Dec 8, 2017, 13:59 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 13:38:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 13:22:
I just do not understand why so many feel cheating is ok.
Oh they're well aware cheating is not ok but they don't really give a crap
Every online MP game has cheaters in them

According to that kid Epic is suing, cheating doesn't hurt anyone if you aren't trying to win.

He's a doof, his mom is even more of a doof, and it's fun watching them constantly mess up.
 
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News Comments > Something Something Jagged Alliance
3. Re: Something Something Jagged Alliance Dec 8, 2017, 12:22 Beamer
 
LC wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 12:11:
Since THQ Nordic now owns the IP my expectations are extremely low.

Haven't their last releases been Titan Quest DLC and a PC port of a Playstation 2 game?

THQ Nordic is still better than Strategy First.
Basically, the franchise is DOA, and the best you can hope for is either a spiritual successor or more mods. I did a lot of 1.14 earlier in the year, and it's a blast, but I kind of feel like it's a once every 4 years blast. Maybe 8 years.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 8, 2017, 11:27 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 11:01:
I wonder how much luck went into that rabbit going to that guy or if it's indeed understanding of a dire situation of aid to risk a predator for help.

People seem to be saying that messing with the rabbit was a bad idea, that it likely had a burrow full of baby rabbits to wait out the flames.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches
2. Re: Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches Dec 8, 2017, 11:22 Beamer
 
This sounds kind of fun.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return
7. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return Dec 8, 2017, 09:48 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 07:44:
How about no fucking progression system? Why do I need one at all? We played games for 20 fucking years without these things, they do not add anything to the gameplay or enjoyment of the product. It's just a virtual hamster wheel and gamers are so fucking owned by the industry that they're convinced they're a good thing.

Everything is more fun with RPG elements. Everything.
But it has to be done well. Say what you will about it, the Modern Warfare games did all of this really, really well. You had enough unlocked at the start to be competitive. Additional things were either easy to unlock, or cosmetic, or niche. But getting XP and unlocking things was a lot of fun.

I have no problem adding RPG elements to online FPS games. It just adds depth. But there are good ways to do it, and EA ways to do it.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return
6. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return Dec 8, 2017, 09:46 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 01:56:
On the Gamers with Jobs podcast last week they got an email from an EA employee. He was saying to boycott the game. The MT and progression system were awful, he felt, and game meetings were dominated on how to structure gameplay systems not to have fun, but on gamer spending habits. He had become disillusioned with the game after working on it.

Although they withheld the name, and it could be fake, I feel the GWJ guys are ones to vet their stuff before reading stuff like this, so I'm inclined to believe it.

People keep thinking it's just marketing doing this, not devs. It's devs people. I'm telling you, it's devs.
 
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News Comments > Get The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for Free
23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2017, 19:57 Beamer
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 18:18:
Annnnnd now Homefront is free. But they totally aren't trying to get notice after the whole IGN thing. Nope. Not at all.

Who cares? It's free with absolutely no catch. Stop being angry at that.
 
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News Comments > Who Controls Star Control?
45. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 7, 2017, 14:28 Beamer
 
Man, delete that. It isn't needed, it's too much information, and I don't think you need to explain yourself. Others are doing the work for you in a way that would be better. This is one of those instances where more information doesn't help, and one of the rare ones where I think isn't warranted.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Winter Siege Begins Friday
4. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Winter Siege Begins Friday Dec 7, 2017, 11:11 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 07:59:
Read the reviews on Steam, one of them said this game has more cheaters than Ashley Madison had. All I needed to know.

And as many women!

BAM!
 
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News Comments > The Battle for Star Control Continues
13. Re: The Battle for Star Control Continues Dec 7, 2017, 09:25 Beamer
 
Numinar wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 23:59:
Creston wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 09:33:
Beamer wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 08:21:
Numinar wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 08:07:
a game willing to let you fail after dozens of hours invested, like the OG Xcom. Absolute classic.

Have you played the new XCOMs? They do that, too?

Fail after dozens of hours? Oh shit yeah. That Avatar clock is merciless, as are the Chosen. When they come to attack your base, and you don't have a force capable of stopping them, they will gank you and it's bye bye. And this can happen after an easy 20 to 30 hours (it takes a while anyway, since the Chosen have to build up intel before they track down your base.)

Oh yeah they do! I just forgot as although I love those games, I have neither played or failed at either of them enough to remember them like the absolute ass whooping UFO:EU gave me many times when I was half the age I am now or younger. (I think for both firaxis games I started, realised Iím stupid then restarted, finished and forgot everything that happened in them)

I feel the newer games are more board-games than the older ones, which is something I like, but that early 90ís communion/xfiles theme and the map generator, destructibility and ďenemy movementĒ black screen of foreboding sounds and sick midi tracks of that first game felt a lot more impactful than the newer stuff. Havenít tried the Xcom2 expansion yet maybe that brings a bit more of that back.

That's really the two things I miss from X-COM:

1) The atmosphere and sense of dread and being overwhelmed. Sadly, I think that's kind of dead in general. It's really, really hard to do that with good graphics. Back then, your mind filled in the blanks. Now, graphics are so good it's hard to have blanks. We compensated for flaws by making it dread, and man, was it effective. Same with original DOOM.

2) Similar to the first, you actually were overwhelmed because soldiers were cheap and easily replaceable. It was rare to do a mission without losing at least a soldier (partially because the first one or two off the Ranger would get cheap-shotted.) The first hour was just a bloodbath before you had decent weapons and one or two soldiers that have survived enough to be accurate. In XCOM, soldiers cost more so you really need to save them. It's not uncommon to have your final mission team be comprised largely of your first mission team. It's different, not worse, but sometimes I want the bloodbath back.

On that note, for XCOM2, make sure you mod it to allow for more soldiers in your squad. Otherwise you end up seeing the same 4 or 6 faces nonstop.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2017, 22:24 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 21:14:
So there's an actual AI in existence now? Gee, musta missed the news on that one. Wry

I don't think you understand the term...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 6, 2017, 18:08 Beamer
 
"Haha, you're cold."
"Yeah, well, your house is on fire, so suck it!"
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2017, 18:08 Beamer
 
Neither purchase is bad. One is cheaper. The other is much more powerful, but who cares unless you have a pretty great TV? One has better exclusives, the other seems to have given up. One has a far superior controller, but everyone thinks the one they prefer is that one.

I'd go Xbox, but have no plans for either. That cheap Steam Link has been treating me well, though I haven't grabbed a "real" game with it yet. Will Fallout 4 or Wolfenstein 2 be playable with it? I'm wagering nothing multiplayer will be. But Broforce has been so much fun.
 
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News Comments > Bridge Constructor Portal Announced
2. Re: Bridge Constructor Portal Announced Dec 6, 2017, 13:04 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 12:30:
Wow! The peeps on Youtube are foaming at the mouth because 'HOW DARE YOU USE PORTAL ASSETS IN THIS MANNER!!! DOWNVOTE!'

A lot of them seem to be missing the point that this isn't Valve making it, just licensed from them.

=-Rigs-=

YouTube comments are probably the single worst thing on the internet.
Yahoo comments are right behind it. Frankly, reading a few of those makes me wonder how much Eastern Europeans are paid to just sit there making endless comments. Not because of the political POV, because EVERY post has its most upvoted comment being angry political. Is it a post about the NFL? The top posts are all about how unpatriotic the players are. Is it a post about the NBA? The top posts are about how unpatriotic the NFL players are, or how LaVar Ball needs to shut up (true) and kiss Trump's ass (not true.) Is it about the news? The top posts are about how evil Trump's attacks on the media are. Is it about allergies? The top posts are about how evil Trump's tax plan is due to health coverage.

No matter how loose the connection, it all comes back to attacking some political side. Irrationally. Either Americans have utterly lost their minds, or something else is going on. It's the first conspiracy theory I'm actually going "huh, is there something weird happening?"
 
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News Comments > The Battle for Star Control Continues
10. Re: The Battle for Star Control Continues Dec 6, 2017, 10:49 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 10:47:
Ah, I see what you're saying.

Yeah I don't get the hate for the new Xcoms either. They're awesome games, and exist quite happily alongside the old ones. People are weird.

I think this is why I'm excited for 2 StarCons. Confused why we're getting 2 now, but we had a ton of XCOM remakes, and XCOM spiritual successors, before we finally got something worthy of being XCOM.

With 2 StarCons, odds are pretty good 1 will be worthwhile. Maybe both!
Now if only JA2 could get this love.
 
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News Comments > The Battle for Star Control Continues
8. Re: The Battle for Star Control Continues Dec 6, 2017, 09:50 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 09:33:
Beamer wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 08:21:
Numinar wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 08:07:
a game willing to let you fail after dozens of hours invested, like the OG Xcom. Absolute classic.

Have you played the new XCOMs? They do that, too?

Fail after dozens of hours? Oh shit yeah. That Avatar clock is merciless, as are the Chosen. When they come to attack your base, and you don't have a force capable of stopping them, they will gank you and it's bye bye. And this can happen after an easy 20 to 30 hours (it takes a while anyway, since the Chosen have to build up intel before they track down your base.)

Oh! I didn't mean the question mark. I was trying to point out that you don't need to specify "OG XCOM" because they ALL do that. Specifying "OG XCOM" sounds to me like someone hasn't played the new ones, but that's also because I can't fathom someone who loved the old ones hating the new ones. I know people do, but it's kind of mindblowing to me. Personally, I find them to be excellent chapters of the franchise and to have completely replaced my need to play the original (which I've still done a few times, it has some aspects that the new ones don't that I really like, but man, the interface is painful and the late game of giant UFOs everywhere gets so tedious.)

I did XCOM2 on Medium or so, then Ironman on Easy. Never had an issue with them, but I'm ok with that, I actually don't want to lose after hours of investment, so no ramping up difficulty for me, even if I sacrifice XCOM cred. I did want to have to mourn the occasional squadie, but Easy is so Easy that I actually lost fewer squaddies on Easy Ironman than Medium Regular (I think it was 1 to 3.)
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Into the Black Dec 6, 2017, 09:31 Beamer
 
Pigeon wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 08:54:
Their complaint about Dark Knight can pretty much be said about every movie and TV show where a character is using trickery or cunning to advance the plot. Yes Stranger Things is a love letter to 80ís childhood/coming of age movies, but itís a really well written love letter. Honestly I was never aware Django was in the running for best Tarantino movie. I enjoyed it in the way I enjoy most Tarantino movies, as an over the top spectacle. Pulp Fiction, reservoir dogs and Kill Bill all rate better IMO. And bitching about Back to the Future not being realisticÖ Okay someone needs to pull the stick out of their ass and learn to enjoy things for what they are.

Inglorious Bastards, for me, hands down. No question at all. It's also arguably the least Tarantino film of all the Tarantino films, and that may not be a coincidence for my opinion.
 
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