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News Comments > Uncut Half-Life in Germany
27. Re: Uncut Half-Life in Germany Apr 29, 2017, 18:48 Beamer
 
This place has gotten weird, haha. In one thread, people decry a company "messing with the legacy of Prey," as if it was a game worth remembering after 10 minutes, and here, some people claim HL was overrated.

Weird.
 
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News Comments > Prey System Specs
19. Re: Prey System Specs Apr 28, 2017, 14:47 Beamer
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Apr 28, 2017, 14:18:
Slick wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 23:49:
djrxmx wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 23:39:
@ Fishingtime

I see your point. And, I've been playing PC games for over twenty years now. In the midst of watching one of the game play pieces of footage (it was a capture of the first 35 minutes of the game), I must confess I was bored with what I saw. I wanna be wowed during an introduction. I want to be inspired during an introduction. Neither of these emotions struck me while watching the footage. Also, there wasn't one game play feature that sparked my interest---it was total "been there before, nothing new" content. 35 minutes into a game provides plenty of time to show something innovative and creative, neither of which took place during the play and scenery. Really sad there are some developers out their lacking in innovative vision.

hmm, I don't know about that. Not all good games need to start with a flashy intro, especially if the point is to create atmosphere...

Agreed, 43 and gaming since the vic20. In this day & age i can't see myself being wowed or inspired by a game and i don't need that to form an objective view/impression/opinion.

Entirely. The sense of "wow" mostly died in my early 20s. I still love most games I play, though.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
19. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 12:14 Beamer
 
D_K_night wrote on Apr 28, 2017, 10:30:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 20:22:
I just want her to go away.

She did, kinda - for a while. She went to target the movie industry and what they did was far more powerful than the gaming community. They ignored her.

She couldn't get the attention she craved so she came back to us.

Untrue. She'd always promised to finish this.

The movie industry didn't ignore her, but it didn't get itself worked up into a hissy fit (and, let's be honest, that's what most gamers who discuss her do - work themselves into a hissy fit) because nothing she said was controversial to the movie industry. These are things they all know and all work through. Maybe they don't agree with her, but they understand the general criticism.

It was gamers, "gamers," not the type this place is mostly full of but the 22 year old kid, that went out of their mind over routine criticism, completely incapable of separating criticism from censorship, or separating their hobby from their identity.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 10:03 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 28, 2017, 06:07:
Beamer wrote on Apr 28, 2017, 00:41:
Gamers are just really thin skinned and incapable of seeing criticism as not a direct attack on them, personally, and somehow get that they can criticize without trying to ban but don't afford that to others.

Gamers? How about anyone who has ever used a message board on the internet?

BTW Welcome to the internet. Where assholes are displayed prominently on one's forehead.

SCREW YOU, JERKFACE McJERKALOT! I'M THE WORLD'S GREATEST BARTENDER SLASH SMART GUY EVER SO UR WRONG!!!!!!

Wait, I mean, yeah, 100%.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 28, 2017, 10:02 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 21:39:
It was shipped not sold, the number is misleading, they're available on ebay and craigslist.

Units on Craigslist and eBay are sold, not shipped.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Apr 28, 2017, 10:01 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 22:53:
I'll never understand jewellery.

Jewelry is among the things that are considered "behavioral modernism," as in, something that characterizes the inflection point between humans being animals and humans being the sentient beings we are today.

So your comment surprises me not at all.
 
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News Comments > Uncut Half-Life in Germany
3. Re: Uncut Half-Life in Germany Apr 28, 2017, 09:59 Beamer
 
There's a really unsavory joke to be made here...  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 00:41 Beamer
 
Anyone that finds her "extreme" is pretty sheltered. What she says is fairly pedestrian for every other major entertainment medium.

Gamers are just really thin skinned and incapable of seeing criticism as not a direct attack on them, personally, and somehow get that they can criticize without trying to ban but don't afford that to others.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 27, 2017, 13:05 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 20:24:
Yeah, I realize South Park and other shows like it aren't "just" stupid, but their smart satire is too often buried underneath crude, rancid humor which I find unpalatable. *shrug* To each their own, I'm not criticizing anyone for liking these shows, it just isn't my cup of tea.

I gotcha. I called them smart stupid for a reason.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
56. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 18:22 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 17:11:
No Man's Sky too, and I think he said afterwards that nobody could have seen that coming. He seems patient and well-meaning but much too trusting. Maybe too patient as well, given that "the Bible says the Bible's true" posts aren't going to convert anyone here.

What's fascinating is that all this Bible stuff is fairly recent. Granted, proselytism is a huge component of Jehovah's Witness, so it's not a huge surprise he keeps attempting it, but he's been here forever, and it's new.

I mean, look in his history:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2008, 14:29:
Hope to God one of the classes is a Priest, just so that I can go medieval on their ass; no offense to our visiting Bible-thumping zealot.


Then, around the time of Star Citizen (no lie, his first real Bible mention is in an SC thread), he mentions his Bible study, and suddenly it's 90% of his posts. I know some may see this as stalking or whathaveyou, even though the ability to search a profile for "Bible" is a core component here, but I'm genuinely interested in knowing why someone here for 14 years has spent the past 2 nonstop talking about Jesus despite never mentioning it prior. How he went from criticizing a "Bible-thumping zealot" to being the biggest this board has ever seen.

Must go back to that whole proselytism.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 15:59 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 15:55:
What's the stupidity level? I am one of the apparently few people who doesn't think stupid is funny -- for instance, South Park is WAY too stupid for me. I can't last more than a minute or so on that...

It's stupid smart. I'd wager it's actually the smartest show on TV. But, if you don't like animated shows, you won't like it.

It, Archer, and Bob's Burgers are my current trifecta for best shows on TV.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 26, 2017, 15:51 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 15:34:
Oh oh!! Can I guess who the MOST miserable poster is?! Can I? Hmmm...I'm gonna go with Cutter...seems obvious and I only had to buy one vowel...

For the record, remind me never to piss in your cornflakes, Beamer...

=-Rigs-=

I mean, everyone here is miserable sometime or about some thing (we all have our triggers, for most it seems to be Star Citizen), but, with that guy, it's every single post, so when he acts like there's one thing he's particularly angry at and we should listen to him...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 14:45 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 14:26:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 11:36:
How can you have the internet and have not heard of R&M? Haha. If I recall, it's obsessed over on here when new episodes hit.
*shrug* Blue's is about the only way I might find out about something socially popular. I'm not on any social media site, so unless it hits the major news outlets... I'm not likely to find about it.

Being a curmudgeon is hard work, having to avoid all that stuff...

I mean, as I get older I'm ridiculously out of touch. But R&M is definitely something you should get on, haha.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room?
7. Re: Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room? Apr 26, 2017, 14:25 Beamer
 
MacLeod wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 13:52:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 13:24:
First off, that wasn't Vivendi, it was Infogrames. Second off, you can't even blame them, because that ignores everything from the Lynx in 1989, the Jaguar in the early 90s, the remainder of the 90s when Atari sold literally nothing, and two years of continuing to be nothing with Hasbro.

Its a shame they didn't market the Lynx properly or get good developer support on the games side... It really was a way better system than Game Boy. Backlit color display, did equivalent of SNES Mode7 effects before SNES, and you could link multiple systems to play together.

Twice the price of the Gameboy, a fraction the games (even at launch), and required 6 batteries for 4-5 hours, whereas the Gameboy required 4 for 15-30 hours. I have no regrets about which I ended up with. When I was near a TV, I was playing the Nintendo or later SNES. The Gameboy was solely for travel, and I got my use out of it. I could play it nonstop on a 14 hour drive or 12 hour flight. That resonated more with consumers than power.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 26, 2017, 13:26 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 12:41:

I'm WAY beyond the fuck Microsoft stage, man. I'm dreaming every night of becoming a giant turd monster and squatting over Redmond.

No one takes your words of advice because you're way beyond the "fuck anything that isn't CJ_Parker" stage. I imagine your entire life is you sitting in a dark basement somewhere, dreaming of becoming a giant turd monster on literally every single thing you come across. That, and finding awful new puns that only you think is clever.

You're beyond the boy who cried wolf. No one here, or probably anywhere, cares when you dislike something because you dislike everything. Your entire persona, and probably entire life, is devoted to hating everything around you. You seem to derive no joy from anything in life other than being the giant turd monster that craps in everyone else's playground.

You're the second most miserable poster here, so no one cares if you dislike Microsoft because that's just business as usual for you.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room?
5. Re: Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room? Apr 26, 2017, 13:24 Beamer
 
ldonyo wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 12:50:
Vivendi really needs to stop buying video game companies, unless they're dead set on going under at some point. Their track record in video games is horrible, with Atari as a prime example of how to take a well-respected brand and drive it mercilessly into the ground and bury it forever. Since they're trying to acquire their way into profitability, I doubt they're doing very well in any aspect of their businesses, so buying more companies is only going to accelerate their eventual demise.

Wait, Atari was a well-respected brand before Vivendi?

First off, that wasn't Vivendi, it was Infogrames. Second off, you can't even blame them, because that ignores everything from the Lynx in 1989, the Jaguar in the early 90s, the remainder of the 90s when Atari sold literally nothing, and two years of continuing to be nothing with Hasbro.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 11:36 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 09:18:
Ha, another silly thing I missed out on -- never heard of Rick and Morty. LittleMe, supposedly not actors, but these days you can never be sure.

How can you have the internet and have not heard of R&M? Haha. If I recall, it's obsessed over on here when new episodes hit.

Rightfully. Buy the first season on Amazon, it's well worth it. The second episode, in my opinion, is better to start with than the first. It's much funnier.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored
27. Re: Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored Apr 25, 2017, 23:01 Beamer
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 21:34:
Did you just hate on Jurassic World..??

It was an ok movie with serious tone issues made fun to watch due to Chris Pratt, and due to the YouTube remix adding high heels to all the previous JPs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 23:00 Beamer
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 21:49:
I've been using dual monitors for the past two months, and it's had different images on each since I got the set up going. I'm using slideshow. Weird.

Same. Different images in a slideshow, though the slideshow is pulling from the same source.
 
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News Comments > New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding
5. Re: New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding Apr 25, 2017, 22:41 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 22:06:
*EDIT 2* $30 and up pledges also come with a key for Chaos Reborn, his recent strategy game.

I backed Chaos Reborn at a fairly high level, I think name in credits and everything. Never even downloaded it.

Part of the issue is it came with early access, and I didn't want to play something not complete, and I never figured out when it was complete. Never saw coverage, never saw reviews. Is it good?

Also, didn't he recently announce a turn based game? Or was that someone else doing something inspired by him? Other than the one from the FTL guys.
 
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