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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted
42. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted Oct 21, 2018, 15:04 Beamer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 12:08:
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 11:14:
Honestly, if I don't play what's likely to be the best game since The Witcher 3, because it isn't coming to my preferred platform soon enough, I feel as if I'm really only hurting myself.
That's fair enough. However, I still have yet to play The Witcher 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor or Battlefield 1 for more than ten minutes, even though I've had them for a while now. Having young children means I have to prioritise my time and because my girlfriend games on XB1 I mostly play Fortnite with her on my PC.

The Witcher 3 will swallow your soul for a few weeks. Of the rest, I bought DX:MD for $10 and have yet to install, I thought Shadow of Mordor was actually pretty boring and bad, and meh to Battlefield.

But yeah, if you like action adventure games with good plots, TW3 will just own you, so start it when you have time.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted
38. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted Oct 21, 2018, 11:14 Beamer
 
Honestly, if I don't play what's likely to be the best game since The Witcher 3, because it isn't coming to my preferred platform soon enough, I feel as if I'm really only hurting myself.

I'll almost definitely buy a cheap Xbox One on Black Friday (or used even sooner), play it (and BLOPSIIII actually sounds fun), then sell it in January.
 
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News Comments > Intel i9 9900K CPU Reviews
8. Re: Intel i9 9900K CPU Reviews Oct 19, 2018, 16:12 Beamer
 
The 8700k does better in benchmarks than the 2700x, doesn't it? For roughly the same price (I can find each around $290.) 10% or so better performance for the same price.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Oct 19, 2018, 15:38 Beamer
 
In Doom, I had the left mousebutton be shoot, right be walk forward, middle be walk backwards. It worked in something like Doom.

When I moved to Duke, I started using the arrow keys to move. In some ways it was successful, as I was the only person I knew circle-strafing (we often played on the school network with 8 people, and it was easy to destroy them.) Problem was, I had to shift the keyboard all the way left so I could easily hit those buttons, and there weren't many useful buttons around it. So I looked for a better choice, and noticed esdf seemed most closely lined up like the arrow keys. Been using them since.

I still stand by esdf. It gives you more buttons to the left of walk forward. wasd doesn't give you enough. Often think rdfg may be even more useful.

But I loved people that didn't mouse, or mouse much, in the Quake games. In college, tons of people played it on the network, but most had no clue what they were doing. People would quit when I joined because they knew I did know, and I could win a game to 10 kills in about a minute and a half. I'd have 10 kills and no deaths, and second place would be 2 kills. They were mostly playing on the keyboard. I thought it made me awesome, but probably made me a jerk - like Wayne Gretzky going to an amateur broomstick ball game and taking out his skates and doing circles around everyone. Yeah, you're better, but you have better equipment, spend way more time doing it, and are ruining a casual game between friends.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Man eats squirrel brains, gets brain disorder and dies. Oct 19, 2018, 10:28 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 10:17:
Squirrels are a popular food in rural Kentucky, where people eat either the meat or the brains but generally not both, Dr. Weisman said. Families tend to prefer one or the other depending on tradition.
Uh, what? I don't know what to say to that...

It's weird to me that it's weird to them not to eat the brains, but to eat the brains AND the meat, as if it needs to be one or the other...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Physics Trailer
4. Re: Star Citizen Physics Trailer Oct 19, 2018, 10:27 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 10:22:
Jesus Christ, who the fuck cares about any of this shit? I mean seriously, how the fuck is this not wasting developer time and money on completely useless shit that is also very taxing on hardware...


I get that people geek out over stuff like this, and get that it's cutting edge and makes the game look more real, and that people will claim it's far more "immersive," but it's not something I'd want to upgrade for. It's a low priority for me. Thus far, games do a good job of avoiding situations that need this fairly seamlessly (for instance, I can only think of one game where a character removed an article of clothing on camera.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
26. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 19, 2018, 10:24 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 10:00:
bigspender wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 07:39:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 23:17:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 13:32:
Battlefield single player campaigns... lol!

An alternate history WWII game would have been so much better, oh well. I'll probably still end up getting BFV eventually.

We have alternate history WW2 games. They're called "Wolfenstein"

A battlefield-sized Wolf game would be great though.

I was somewhat vague, but clearly this is what I mean. a Battlefield game free from the constraints of 'historical realism' or whatever the hell people are expecting from BFV. Aka they should have just made BF2143, but maybe in a couple years.

I have all the new Wolfensteins, and obviously the old ones too. Great in single player, was there even multiplayer? I have no idea.

Completely agree. While nothing would be more dull than just another WW2 game, the changes made here don't feel like enough to get me excited.

Then again, I've never really enjoyed the feel of the BF games, and did some time in 1942 (maybe 10-20 hours, tops), and some time in one of the more recent ones (I think maybe the beta for 3?), so I'm not really the audience they're after.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
23. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 19, 2018, 09:14 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 08:56:
I don't personally think protagonists in media need to be likeable or relatable. With the popularity of cult classics like 'Pulp Fiction', 'From Dusk til Dawn' and 'The Devil's Rejects' it seems movies about despicable bad guys can be compelling entertainment. I also don't understand why simply because Nazi atrocities actually happened that any media portraying a Nazi protagonist is off limits but maybe that's just me.

As an aside, Jurgen Prochnow, while not specifically a nazi in the movie, was undeniably a sympathetic and honorable protagonist as the WW2 German U-Boat captain in 'Das Boot', one of my favorite films of all time.

Disagreed. People loved the protagonists of Pulp Fiction - you still see them as Halloween costumes. Tell me one person didn't think that Samuel L Jackson was an awesome badass in it. And people really enjoyed George Clooney as the bad guy with heart (and no one liked Tarantino as the idiot bad guy.) And no one liked The Devil's Rejects (ha!), but even that gave motivation and reason to identify with the protagonists.
 
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News Comments > More Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Launch Records
6. Re: More Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Launch Records Oct 18, 2018, 17:42 Beamer
 
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 14:06:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 13:13:

He's probably just really, really good.
It's more the fact that this is a viable gameplay mechanic. The greatest sniper in human history couldn't do this once, let alone nonstop like a machine gun. I know CoD's are more arcadish than realistic, but this is just taking it to an extreme. Might as well give people magical powers.

People do it in CS, didn't hurt the popularity there. And that's who the audience for this is - people that love CS. Not people that love Sniper Elite.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 18, 2018, 17:40 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 17:37:
bigspender wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 17:32:

Telling a story is perfectly fine. But you can't make them a hero.

What about telling a story where you are not the hero? Would that be OKAY?

Film and novels do that frequently. But never in major blockbusters, because people tend to not like unlikeable characters. And people tend to find any and all Nazis unlikeable.

Can you think of a single movie with a likeable Nazi, with the exception of one fighting from inside? The closest I can think of is Return of the Living Dead, which didn't come out and say it and feels weird when watching. I can't think of a single piece of entertainment that had the primary character as a Nazi killing Jews that was entertaining.

And games are harder to separate the player from the character. This is a board that constantly brings up "immersion," and that having a female fighting Nazis kills the immersion. Clearly they like thinking that they're their character. You don't get that in books and movies.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 18, 2018, 17:37 Beamer
 
bigspender wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 17:32:
Prez wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 17:23:
Does Rockstar have to make apologies or clarifications for each Grand Theft Auto villain protagonist that sees you committimg what are very often vile crimes? No? So why then does DICE have to nervously explain themselves and shy away from using the word 'Nazi' in their game?

Because Rockstars bad guys are fictional. It would be a different story of you played as Jeffrey Dahmer or those kids who shot up Colombine, or even an ISIS member.

The last thing you want to do is glorify the Nazi's or any other kind of people or ideologies responsible for such tragedies.

Telling a story is perfectly fine. But you can't make them a hero.

Also, it's satire, Trevor was an anti-hero, Trevor wasn't the main character, and they're hoping you don't identify with Trevor, even if he was the only memorable character in that whole stupid game. So poorly written.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2018, 14:47 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 14:04:
Man flu hit everyone in my reach, and through a miracle all I got was a scratchy throat, no coughs no runny nose, nothing.. meanwhile everyone around me is nearly dying of coughing fits at night. And best of all, the vaccination was this week, and NOBODY could get it because they were all already sick. A+ in timing there.

I think that's cold, not flu.

I have it. Woke up with a scratchy throat on Friday. Tried to hibernate most of the weekend because of this week, but it didn't help enough. Was up all night on Tuesday coughing, had to get up early to fly to a meeting, had to leave that to fly to a conference (with a layover - 4 airports in a single day!), got to my hotel at 1am, was up all night coughing, had to give a talk at 10am, back at the airport by 1, flight delayed until 4:30, back in my apartment at 10pm, still can't hear out of my left ear due to the congestion and change in cabin pressure (which was super painful.) Back at work now because everyone decided to put meetings on my calendar.

Can't wait to do absolutely nothing this weekend.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 18, 2018, 10:34 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 02:40:
Creston wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 21:06:
Unbefuckinglievable. The WEB ENGINEER gets busted, but the asshole CEO and CFO who did millions (and were responsible for the whole fucking thing in the first place) get diddly jack shit.

Fuck this bullshit. It's time for another revolution. Where do we sign up?


The rich fuckers could afford good lawyers. The engineer couldn't. Case closed.

I'd be all for actually funding a much larger and well-paid public defender corp, and prohibiting private lawyers in criminal cases. Would really even things out, IMO.

The CIO was indicted for insider trading. He could afford a great attorney.

Also, he sold two weeks after the other C-level execs. With the email chain, he sold immediately upon learning they leak likely happened. Unless you think that the CEO and President knew about the leak before the CIO did, those wouldn't have been with the inside knowledge. And those sales weren't really bigger than the sales those same officers did in other years. John Gamble, the CFO, famously sold 6,500 shares on August 2nd. He also sold 14,000 in May, months before the hack was discovered. He sold 2,600 in February. Given that we have emails that show when the CIO discovered it, and we know he sold, and we know he's going to jail, I'm decently assured that's when the entire c-suite found out.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Bing Article Oct 18, 2018, 10:24 Beamer
 
Bodolza wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 15:09:
This should tell you all you need to know about the Bing article:

"Anecdotally, it feels less burdened with ads."

I though Wired hired actual journalists?

I don't get your point. Should he be doing serious research into the amount of ads? Will enough people care and either buy the magazine or read the article to warrant the kind of time and resources to get scientific about actual ad load? It's a costly thing, since you can't just load one page and count, but need to do this for months, and need to determine ad size and load time, which isn't something a journalist is qualified to do but an outside research agency likely would be (and be expensive.) Lastly, he says "feels less burdened," which is qualitative, not quantitative. Something can have more ads yet feel less burdened if the ads are done in a smarter way, and it isn't exactly objective.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 18, 2018, 10:22 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 07:41:
Numinar wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 02:53:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 23:50:
CONSLOW GARBITCH

1GB conslow pixel puke soup a.k.a the "game"
99+GB Rockstar Social Club spyware + monetization features

This is the most jealous ass shit I've read from what I assume is a grown ass man I can remember. I bet if the exact same game had a PC version you'd hail it as the second coming of baby jebus or at least the equivalent of a Witcher 4.

Seemed quite accurate to me. You do realize this is just a Red Dead Redemption game that has added mulitplayer and will be taxed with a expensive cash shop? Going to laugh at the fools that buy it.

So... don't play multiplayer?
I didn't in GTAV. The single player was a lot of fun, if insanely poorly written, and I just didn't touch multiplayer. The single player never felt as if it suffered for the multiplayer.

Someone reminded me that RDR also had multiplayer. I never played it. They can monetize the fuck out of it, I don't care, if the single player is good why wouldn't I play it because the multiplayer isn't?
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
5. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 18, 2018, 10:20 Beamer
 
NetHead wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 09:24:
DrEvil wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 21:54:
dubfanatic wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 20:31:
Oh you naive COO. It doesn't matter if you don't want to, the mob will force you to.

Many creative projects (software, games, etc.) clearly represent the politics and bias of their creators in some form. That's normal and it's perfectly fine. In fact, it's so common in non-entertainment software there's a law for it, "Conway's Law":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_law

In short, software projects frequently reflect the organizations that produce them.

Sure, a game like pong or something along those lines is arguably "apolitical", but as soon as you involve any sufficient amount of artwork or writing, politics are definitely involved, and the work represents that.

That is fine, to an extend. What many have a problem with, including myself, is when someone deliberately creates content around or even for the purpose of pushing their personal/political agenda and injects it into the entertainment. Essentially turning what is meant to be entertainment and escapism into their own little soapbox where no-one can reply.

Then they get all pissy when they get backlash or even negative feedback elsewhere, sometimes even playing a victim to some "hate group", regardless of the arguments being made and often using extreme examples (which are in such short supply on the internet) to further them being some kind of victim.



Extreme examples do make someone a victim, though, right? Whether they're Zoe Whatshername or the asshole that made Kingdom Come, they made political statements but don't deserve the death threats.

And there will always be content deliberately created around politics. There always has been and always will be. Syndicate is political as fuck with its message, as is Deus Ex, to name the first two that come to mind. Still great games. But people don't draw lines with those political messages because they weren't ready to be angry by them. Today, just having a female protagonist is enough to set off a legion of mediocre men claiming the game is created solely for politics.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2018, 13:36 Beamer
 
subx wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 13:31:
RDR Undead Nightmare?

Seem to remember it as being a decent addon, and not too heavy on the use of darkness (unlike most crappy horror games).

The tone mostly fit, and some parts were fun if a bit sad. It's alternate reality, which was a cool idea. I wouldn't call it must play, but I still really enjoyed it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 17, 2018, 13:27 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 12:43:
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 12:18:
Cutter wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 10:45:
Advertisers/marketers live in their own little world. A world where they think people actually appreciate what they do.

I dunno, I appreciate that Blue has a site he updates twice daily and makes a living off of without me paying a dime for it.

Even so, how many people here that allow the ads through uBlock ever bother to look at them, or, God forbid, CLICK on them?

I mean, I'll do from time to time just to generate some click-through revenue, but I have literally never bought a single thing because of an ad here. (The Amazon links excepted.)

If they want to pay Blue for things I never read, more power to us.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 17, 2018, 12:18 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 17, 2018, 10:45:
Advertisers/marketers live in their own little world. A world where they think people actually appreciate what they do.

I dunno, I appreciate that Blue has a site he updates twice daily and makes a living off of without me paying a dime for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 16, 2018, 18:44 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 13:39:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 13:28:
Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:51:
Black people involved in criminal activity? But liberals and BLMers say this is impossible! Must be that fake news Trump is always talking about.


LOL @ Beamer.

Cutter, it's Jamaica. The entire country is black, and they have a long history of corruption and organized crime.

And no liberals or BLMers assert that blacks never commit crimes. The issue is that they are targeted at much higher rates proportional to the crimes they do commit, and usually treated much more unfairly when they are suspected. This includes being shot and killed when they are unarmed. Thus "Black Lives Matter."

That's not at all the liberal narrative put forth these days. And don't feed the trolls. Beamer is a 15 year old basement dweller who does nothing but troll boards all day long.


1) it's not what you hear, but again, you're a solipsist who makes up narratives to fit your view

2) you post here more than me

3) you have no career, no friends, no family, and all because of your mouth and your weirdo views. Don't throw stones.
 
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