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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

19. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 29, 2020, 12:16  Beamer 
 
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News Comments > Gears Tactics PC Specs and Details

3. Re: Gears Tactics PC Specs and Details Mar 28, 2020, 14:08  Beamer 
 
Can't imagine it compares to XCOM2, but it doesn't need to in order to give me a fix. Hadn't know this was coming, now it's high on my radar.  



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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

12. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 28, 2020, 13:44  Beamer 
 

Once again, Cutter doesn't know how numbers work. Someone please quote this - the coward has me blocked because I routinely point out how flawed his logic is.

His own article says:
In the winter seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17, an estimated average of 5,290,000 ILI cases occurred in Italy, corresponding to an incidence of 9%

Cutter, Italy has about 60M people. That 9% is what percentage of the population gets the flu, not dies from it.

Furthermore, your next line says:

More than 68,000 deaths attributable to flu epidemics were estimated in the study period.

Let's do some simple math. What percentage of (5,290,000*4) is 68,000? Hint: it isn't 9%.

You're whining about who is lying and making false claims, when you're not even capable of reading what you're citing, nor of basic math. You're also making the same mistake other people convinced this is all normal keep making - you're looking at how many people died vs infected, rather than died vs recovered, since many people in those infected numbers will still die!

Right now, in NYC, we're averaging about 1 death every 15 minutes. But sure, it's just like the flu.

Stick to what you know. We don't know what that is, yet, but we're certain it isn't anything you're demonstrating here.
 



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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

8. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 28, 2020, 09:14  Beamer 
 
MrBone wrote on Mar 28, 2020, 09:11:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 28, 2020, 00:01:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 27, 2020, 23:48:
Google Bans Infowars Android App Over Coronavirus Claims.

Same as the flu, amirite?
People who believe Covid19 is the same as the flu also believe their head is the same as their ass.
NY ICU doctor clandestine footage of the crowded hospital.

Dr. RedEye9, I presume. This video must be all lies, then? If so, someone should sue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mQheJGGOvw

Yes, it is all lies. Find better sources for yourself.

Oh, wait, you're the guy claiming there's a difference between Trump saying this is a hoax and Trump saying the claims that he needs to do something about this is a hoax. Right. If course you think Laura Ingram is a reasonable person.
 



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News Comments > More About Playing Half-Life Alyx Without VR

3. Re: More About Playing Half-Life Alyx Without VR Mar 27, 2020, 12:03  Beamer 
 
Luke wrote on Mar 27, 2020, 11:39:
Well Mr Gabe you sold a game with the promise of a 3 ep experience.....that did not go well , still missing ep3 ....then you go on making a vr only game after how many years ?..

Some sheep's fall for it , but the scam ya made with the ep of half life 2 stays .

I do not think you know what a scam is. Please, enlighten us on how he conned you into giving him your money.
I wonder if people here think TV shows that only last a few episodes, or a single season, are a scam. "They canceled My Mother the Car, what a scam!"
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2020, 11:04  Beamer 
 
A few months back my CPU fan started dying and got very loud. I ordered a new one on Amazon, but as it turns out, I also needed a new bracket, which required me to buy a new cooler, which also came with a fan. Since I live two people in a one bedroom in NYC, there isn't much room to hold on to things you don't really need, so I just threw the extra, unused, OEM fan out.

Well, now another fan is dying. Either it's gotten unbalanced or the bearings are going, but it's loud. So I really wish I had that extra fan I tossed. Worse, Amazon is saying it can't get a 20mm fan to me until late April.

Guess these fans have a near perfect 5 year shelf life with my usage.
 



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News Comments > Epic Games Publishing Announced

49. Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced Mar 26, 2020, 19:47  Beamer 
 
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 19:39:
Valve said "Fuck you Vivendi, we don't want to pay your outrageous cut of the profits, we deserve the right to self-publish", and they won, and everyone cheered. Now other companies have said: "Fuck you Valve, we don't want to pay your outrageous cut of the profits, we deserve the right to self-publish." And everybody booed.

Actually, the part most people boo'd at was when the Epic said, "You can sell on our store but you can't sell it on Steam. Even if you promised your customers that you would. Even if you already took money saying that you'd do that." That's the part that got most people angry.

It's not the selling on Epic that upsets people, it's the exclusivity. Take a game like Subnautica; available on Steam but also available on EGS. Nobody is upset about that. But if they'd made it exclusive to one platform, that deserves some disdain. Especially if the platform has a significantly smaller audience and offers less features. PC gamers don't like exclusives. This preference of PC gamers was made quite obvious when EA did with Origin, so it shouldn't have surprised Epic when they followed suit.

It is true that I don't like the Epic Game Store. But this is not because I'm a "Steam fanboy"; in fact, in the beginning I was supportive of Epic's move because I agree that to some degree Valve has become complacent and needs shaking up. But I - and many others - do not like the methods Epic has chosen, and to disregard this concerns as simply "fanboyism" seems a willful blindness at best.

But Epic didn't say "you can sell here if you don't sell anywhere else." That makes them sound evil.

What they said was "you can sell here, but we only have the resources to list games that we expect to sell well. That's largely AAA titles, but also exclusives."

Which makes sense. A non-exclusive indie game would likely sell 100 copies. They didn't have the time to put in the effort for that little return.

Nothing is automated - it's manual.
 



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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Killing It

30. Re: DOOM Eternal Killing It Mar 26, 2020, 11:05  Beamer 
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 10:52:
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 08:34:
Quinn wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 03:18:
Razumen wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 23:51:
Drayth wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 23:26:
Razumen wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 22:41:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 21:36:
Razumen wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 21:33:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 19:24:
BULLSHIT! Physical copy's are down proving that DOOM is a failure. If there counting digital sales they are cheating and lying

Ok boomer.
Check the ol' satire detector there.

Eh, too hard to tell on this site, and there wasn't anything particularly satirical about his post anyways.

Till you realize all his posts are satirical.

Just saying something is satire doesn't make it satire.
I can write all my posts as negations and call them jokes, but they wouldn't be.

It's this "Poe's Law" people like RedEye get excited about everytime Riah-etc posts something. I made the case earlier that that just doesn't work in online communities, because stupidity knows no bounds in this area.

As for Doom Eternal: biggest waste of money for me this year so far. I've literally had more fun playing Niffelheim, which cost me 2 bucks. Doom Eternal makes me think of Jedi Fallen Order somehow -- with that game, too, I expected a cool action game that had me slice through unfortunate stormtroopers, mechanics and creatures but instead I got this every-battle-demands-your-best-effort labor. Oh, and the flamethrower reminds me of those YT videos where someone holds a lighter at their asshole when they fart.
Fuck me I hate Doom Eternal.
Sales figures mean fuck all these days.

When have sales figures ever not meant fuck all?

Anyway, the core combat loop of this game is the same as the original, so I'm still loving it. Literally every thing they added to it is bad, except for the ability to meaningfully replay levels (which really should have been there in the original), but everything else is detrimental.

Since the core is so much fun, I'm still loving the combat. Though I also find this much, much, much easier than the original. Just beat the first boss, and did it without sweating. I'm not on Nightmare, one down from it, but it shouldn't have been that easy. Nearly everything is that easy. You only die if you accidentally run into something very large.

I played Ultra-Violence or something, you too? I died quite a lot actually, but not before where you seem to be right now. I wonder what your thoughts will be later into the game.

As for your initial question: I guess sales mattered when the majority of the development budget (pardon the hyperbole I guess) wasn't spent on marketing.

I mean, most of my favorite games didn't sell well. Some of them sold very poorly. Usually, there isn't a great correlation between sales and subjective quality.

I did a rant on DE earlier. Like I said, I feel like it's overburdened (there are so many actions you can ask me to do before I have to move a finger off of strafe, which is death in this game), I feel like the multiple upgrade systems are way too complicated and things like suit upgrades don't feel very meaningful (partially because they tend to either make exploration moot or deal with the things that require me to stop strafing and therefore die), and I feel like the level design kind of sucks because it's a spatially-vague Hell-like environment instead of things we know, or it's a non-sensical but stereotypical huge base in Antarctica that has a layout not even demons would find useful.

But I still just really like killing demons.

I hear the Marauders coming up suck a lot of fun out, though.
 



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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Killing It

26. Re: DOOM Eternal Killing It Mar 26, 2020, 10:30  Beamer 
 
Razumen wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 10:09:
bigspender wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 23:48:
I thought they were doing invasions (like dark souls) where other players can screw with your campaign by controlling the heavy demons. And for some reason I thought it would have coop thru the story mode. And no mods sucks.

I believe they're adding invasion mode after release, and mods are something they want to do in the future, that's specifically why they removed megatextures for DE. I think it'll happen eventually, the tools looked pretty cool from what we've seen in the developer reports.

Invasions are definitely in the options. You can turn them off for your campaign.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

33. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2020, 08:52  Beamer 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 08:40:
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 08:31:
$1200 hush advance of your tax return, but you may have to pay it all back and then some.
Exactly, Beamer. No "may" about it, eventually we will pay for it. So, much for those worries about socialism, eh? Not a problem when the money is for the corporations.

What I meant about "may" is that a lot of people in this group will owe money for their taxes. So it's an advance, but a good amount are getting an advance on something that will be less, or possibly negative. So many of these people will get $1200 today, and owe $1700 down the road.
 



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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Killing It

23. Re: DOOM Eternal Killing It Mar 26, 2020, 08:34  Beamer 
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 03:18:
Razumen wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 23:51:
Drayth wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 23:26:
Razumen wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 22:41:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 21:36:
Razumen wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 21:33:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 19:24:
BULLSHIT! Physical copy's are down proving that DOOM is a failure. If there counting digital sales they are cheating and lying

Ok boomer.
Check the ol' satire detector there.

Eh, too hard to tell on this site, and there wasn't anything particularly satirical about his post anyways.

Till you realize all his posts are satirical.

Just saying something is satire doesn't make it satire.
I can write all my posts as negations and call them jokes, but they wouldn't be.

It's this "Poe's Law" people like RedEye get excited about everytime Riah-etc posts something. I made the case earlier that that just doesn't work in online communities, because stupidity knows no bounds in this area.

As for Doom Eternal: biggest waste of money for me this year so far. I've literally had more fun playing Niffelheim, which cost me 2 bucks. Doom Eternal makes me think of Jedi Fallen Order somehow -- with that game, too, I expected a cool action game that had me slice through unfortunate stormtroopers, mechanics and creatures but instead I got this every-battle-demands-your-best-effort labor. Oh, and the flamethrower reminds me of those YT videos where someone holds a lighter at their asshole when they fart.
Fuck me I hate Doom Eternal.
Sales figures mean fuck all these days.

When have sales figures ever not meant fuck all?

Anyway, the core combat loop of this game is the same as the original, so I'm still loving it. Literally every thing they added to it is bad, except for the ability to meaningfully replay levels (which really should have been there in the original), but everything else is detrimental.

Since the core is so much fun, I'm still loving the combat. Though I also find this much, much, much easier than the original. Just beat the first boss, and did it without sweating. I'm not on Nightmare, one down from it, but it shouldn't have been that easy. Nearly everything is that easy. You only die if you accidentally run into something very large.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

31. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2020, 08:31  Beamer 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 08:06:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 07:56:
Yeah, 4.2 trillion for the Treasury to basically give to businesses as they please... It is a total scam job. And if passed will be exposed as such in the years to come, without consequence to anyone except the tax payers.
It passed the Senate and should fly through the House. Now take your $1200 hush money and keep quiet. If the truth gets out nothing will change.

$1200 hush advance of your tax return, but you may have to pay it all back and then some.
 



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News Comments > DOOM Eternal More Than Doubles DOOM (2016) Player Count

22. Re: DOOM Eternal More Than Doubles DOOM (2016) Player Count Mar 25, 2020, 08:56  Beamer 
 
Cram wrote on Mar 23, 2020, 15:43:
I would be very interested (or maybe not) to know if the console version was dumbed down difficulty wise. Not, because if it's the same game and people are destroying it with a controller...well then I really do suck.

I have absolutely no idea how you could play this game on a controller, not referring just to the platforming. How the hell do you fight a Marauder on a controller, never mind one that's surrounded by an army of demons. As others said, tons of systems and chaos.

I think some things would be easier with a controller.

You need buttons for movement, obviously. On top of that, you need:

Fire
Secondary Fire (which sometimes needs to be held down with Fire)
Grenade
Flame Thrower
Jump
Dash
Chainsaw
Punch

This is ignoring things like switching weapons, or grenade, or mods.
So you need all of this while moving, because taking your finger off strafe right to do a flamethrower likely means death, since the flamethrower only works within enemy-punching-your-face range.

You run out of buttons. Mouse1 fire. Mouse2 Secondary Fire. Mouse3 Flame Thrower. Mouse4 punch. Mouse5 chainsaw. Oh, shit, now I'm out of mouse buttons and there's still grenade. I now have to move my hand in some way, probably taking a finger off of a movement key, to use grenades.

Too much.
 



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News Comments > Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx

33. Re: Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx Mar 25, 2020, 08:51  Beamer 
 
bhcompy wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 01:42:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 16:39:
He couched it as an experiment, but he believes he knows the outcome already.

They always think they do. People designing user experiences always believe that their way is the best because of some study or some experience or some focus group. That said, there's always novel approaches to handling things, which is why modding is great, because Valve is just one very small group of people and they can't have every idea.

Again, though, this isn't a particularly special game, but its VR makes it special. Much like the motion controls made Wii Bowling special.

Porting it to something that takes away what makes it special is a dumb idea. It isn't "knowing better," it's that something is designed to be distinctive solely because of X, and removing X makes it bland and generic.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

30. Re: The US stock market Mar 24, 2020, 21:36  Beamer 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 21:24:
So, is this good news or bad news? The Dow had its fifth greatest percentage gain today. The four days which were higher ... were all during the depression...

It's based partially on the relief bill, and partially on Trump saying he'd only let it go 15 days.

But we'll be back down, so I wouldn't buy in now. Even if Trump tries to stop this, most governors won't listen. And if they do, we'll have more deaths, which will hurt things.

Damned if we do, damned if we don't. I'd err on the side of likely fewer deaths but guaranteed economic losses over likely less economic losses but guaranteed more deaths.
 



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News Comments > Morning Screenshots

3. Re: Morning Screenshots Mar 24, 2020, 18:44  Beamer 
 
Xero wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 17:44:
Looks like it was made in 2013... Nothing to see here. Move along folks.

Which is fine, because the release date was 2013 before it got canceled.
 



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News Comments > DOOM Eternal More Than Doubles DOOM (2016) Player Count

20. Re: DOOM Eternal More Than Doubles DOOM (2016) Player Count Mar 24, 2020, 13:34  Beamer 
 
I'd seen a comment somewhere that the devs learned all the wrong lessons.

I agree. The core combat of the game is still great, but everything else kind of sucks. The limited ammo I get, but it is too limited. The upgrades make perfect sense for the guns, but the armor and ruin points are kind of dumb. Ruins make some sense, but the armor... it is poorly explained, and I can't even find how to get there in the UI. And the upgrades seem kind of, well, dumb.

The biggest issue with the original is that replaying levels didn't really work - some levels were 3-4 hours long, but you couldn't save mid-level in replays. They fixed that well, letting you do all kinds of cheat codes when you replay.
But everything else new is kind of terrible.

But, take a fantastic game and add a bunch of terrible new stuff, while keeping the core the same, and you still have a good, fun game.
 



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News Comments > Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx

6. Re: Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx Mar 24, 2020, 11:56  Beamer 
 
From the little bits I've seen, this would be boring without VR. What makes it fun is the VR interaction, and stripping it out just leads to a dull game. Kind of like how Beat Sabre is a ton of fun but would be lame without the VR. Or how Wii Bowling was a blast with a ton of friends on the Wii, but were it a mouse and keyboard game, would be like some crappy flash game.  



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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

2. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 24, 2020, 09:17  Beamer 
 
Armengar wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 03:17:
Zoom had plenty of 502 errors too. Lots of remote working going on.

Zoom has warned investors that this is a disaster for them. Usage has skyrocketed, but users don't pay per call, they pay a flat rate, so costs have gone up exponentially while revenue has hardly moved at all.

It's like a gym if every member suddenly decided to go at the same time.
 



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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx Review Roundup

15. Re: Half-Life: Alyx Review Roundup Mar 24, 2020, 09:11  Beamer 
 
Caslon wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 02:11:
From a hater of modern FPS's with their hand holding console annoyances to the overly bright color pallets to the constant platform jumping, I wonder if any FPS game from now on will hold back all the modern advancements in video cards and programming and make an FPS game that doesn't look as if you took too much niacin before going to sleep and having a wild dream side effect, lol. Time marches on so, I guess not. These new technologically enhanced games are obligated to saturate each frame as well make you go buy the latest video card. It's almost as if they are obligated to overdo it only because the latest "immersion" advancements allow for it. Doing anything less would underutilize what you pay $59.00 a game for and $375 every two years for the latest card. So be it, I guess.

Just go get Amid EVIL. It looks and plays like it's 1999 all over again.
Which means it gets boring pretty quickly to me, but sounds up your alley.
 



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