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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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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 16, 2018, 12:03 Beamer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:41:
why does this section always only cover shitty XBOX titles and not PS4

I'm sure that, if you send the links to news@bluesnews.com, Blue would be happy to cover as many shitty PS4 titles as shitty Xbox titles.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
11. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 12:01 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:49:
Definitely not worth the $200+ over the 1070 MSRP.

Of course I just bought my 1070 for $230 used, which makes it an awesome bang for buck.

Why compare it to the 1070? Pricewise it's a replacement for the 1080, not the 1070.

I agree, it has awful bang for the buck, but so did the 1080 and some here still bought it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 16, 2018, 11:56 Beamer
 
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.


I can't decide if this is idiotic strawmanning or outright racist. I suppose, why not both?!

Did this sound like an intelligent post in your head? Do you think it made you sound intelligent, or knowledgeable, or like a person that is capable of deep thought, or at all like you know what's going on in the world?

I suppose it's no surprise you're ignorant of literally everything, despite being convinced you're the smartest man on every topic. I'm uncertain if a true solipsist actually exists, but you're definitely borderline. You think we're all just voices inside your snowglobe, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
37. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 15, 2018, 10:16 Beamer
 
MeanJim wrote on Oct 15, 2018, 01:13:
Beamer wrote on Oct 13, 2018, 10:51:
Factually incorrect. Like, hugely. All it did is prevent Romero from making money off of his movie. It didn't do a damn thing to the zombie. The word "zombie" isn't used in Night of the Living Dead, and there was zero copyright around slow shamblers.

Hell, you know how zombies run around uttering "braaaaains!?" That comes from Return of the Living Dead, a movie that could be made without NotLD's copyright issue, and a movie with a proper copyright, despite the fact that nearly every zombie movie after had zombies trying to eat brains.

Sorry, your article isn't legally accurate. The copyright status of the movie had nothing to do with the growth of zombies. If it did, then Monster Squad never would have had the Universal Monsters in it.

You obviously didn't RTFA.

I don't need to - it's wrong (and trust me, I'm pretty well versed on the whole Return of the Living Dead thing - I had a Fangoria subscription as a kid and it covered this all the damn time.) Zombies have ALWAYS been public domain. That the actual movie itself became public domain didn't change that.

Superman isn't public domain, but we still have lots of superhero movies, no?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Video
15. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Video Oct 13, 2018, 12:41 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 22:38:

2) Walking through that city for 30 minutes just to get ready for a mission is going to make everyone so... fucking... bored... This is the age of GIVE IT TO ME NOW, how on earth do they think people are going to want to do this over and over again? At least tell me that your character can actually RUN, and he was just walking so he could show off the level?

This killed Destiny for me, in the time I spent in the beta. Too much running between vendors and places to check in between missions. I know you frame it as the era of "GIVE IT TO ME NOW!" but to me, it was a modern issue. I felt as if older games would let me do all of that stuff in a text menu system, and this is the era of "REALISM AND IMMERSION" so rather than click "sell all weapons" then "sell all armor," I need to run to the weapons dealer, go through a dialogue tree and see animations, then run 2 minutes to the armor dealer and repeat.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
32. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 13, 2018, 10:51 Beamer
 
MeanJim wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 18:55:
Beamer wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 13:38:
Hell, if we had weaker copyrights, my guess is 1980s arcades would have been about 50% Mickey Mouse games, because it's much easier to get someone to play that than something unknown.

I'll leave this here for you to read:
How a Copyright Mistake Created the Modern Zombie

If it weren't for that mistake, think of how many TV shows, movies and video games would not have been made.

Factually incorrect. Like, hugely. All it did is prevent Romero from making money off of his movie. It didn't do a damn thing to the zombie. The word "zombie" isn't used in Night of the Living Dead, and there was zero copyright around slow shamblers.

Hell, you know how zombies run around uttering "braaaaains!?" That comes from Return of the Living Dead, a movie that could be made without NotLD's copyright issue, and a movie with a proper copyright, despite the fact that nearly every zombie movie after had zombies trying to eat brains.

Sorry, your article isn't legally accurate. The copyright status of the movie had nothing to do with the growth of zombies. If it did, then Monster Squad never would have had the Universal Monsters in it.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Released
23. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Released Oct 13, 2018, 00:13 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 18:30:
I really hate normal "vanilla" mode and prefer HC mode, but that new game type "heist" is a lot of fun. Took me a while to get the feel of normal mode, but kind of worth it.

Seems like you can level up pretty quick depending on your game mode. After just a couple hours of play, level 11 in MP.

I was the same way in the first Modern Warfares. Hardcore mode or bust. Then I started playing with a few incredibly good guys. The primary one was an awful person, everything he said was horrible and really scum of the Earth, but his K:D ratio was always nuts, and with people running around concerned about him mine would go through the roof, too. Like a good running back on a team with a fantastic one - the defense is so wound up about the fantastic one that the good has space to be stellar.

Basically, they convinced me that better players play on non-HC. I don't recall the entire reasoning, but part of it was that kills are harder to get. HC is often who sees whom first. Regular requires more than that.

Sadly, I'm not selling it well, but I'd say reconsider regular vs hardcore. It changed my mind, and I found I liked the games better. Up until Ghosts, still the best single player I remember in the series, but easily the worst multiplayer (even with bots!)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2018, 14:47 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 13:38:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 13:30:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 13:19:
Also, remakers: stop announcing your shit until it's finished.
I've seen this posted before, what is it supposed to accomplish exactly?
Illegal shit is still illegal, whether it's finished or not.


BULLSHIT, 20 years ago, this would've been considered a mod and the developers would've likely extended their help to the modding team... Thus profiting in the process. Nowadays they just shoot themselves in the foot.

I can't speak for 20 years ago, but 19 years ago you'd be wrong.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2018, 13:38 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 13:19:
Anyone tired of 100 year copyrights yet? The founders proposed 14 years, and if that were in place, this project wouldn't have been shut down.

Also, remakers: stop announcing your shit until it's finished.

No. I guess it depends on who you see as the little guy. With 14 year copyrights, Spotify would be able to play music from 2004 without paying the guy who made it.

Even when we're talking Disney, I still don't see any benefit to allowing anyone to use Mickey Mouse. We'd have Mickey Mouse porn, Mickey Mouse knock-off shirts everywhere. It would utterly devalue what people enjoy about Mickey Mouse. But since people can't use Mickey Mouse, they need to be creative around it, or create new characters altogether. There's no small amount of products, especially in games, that we love that solely exist because a licensing deal fell through at the last minute. Mario was supposed to be Popeye. At the time Popeye was 50 years old. Had his copyright not existed, Donkey Kong would have been Popeye saving Olive Oil from Bluto. Because of copyrighting, we have Mario, a character that soon became as recognizable as Mickey Mouse.

Hell, if we had weaker copyrights, my guess is 1980s arcades would have been about 50% Mickey Mouse games, because it's much easier to get someone to play that than something unknown.

 
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