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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jun 1, 2017, 15:22 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 14:21:
I think that was Beamer, and in the context of Fallout it seems clear to me he was talking about giant world RPGs. Because otherwise, Diablo 3 and a few other ARPGs are doing well, and I believe the new X-COM games, too.

He also said big budget games, and Tokyo 42 doesn't look like a big huge game, but on the other hand Diablo 3 totally is and the XCOM games weren't small change, either.

Fair enough, Diablo and XCOM, though that's three in the past 5 years. I still say it's a dead style. One AAA isometric game may trickle out each year, but to me, that's dead.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jun 1, 2017, 14:16 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 14:04:
Thanks for the post Blue.

As I mentioned last night, this review is dedicated to whoever said that "isometric games are dead" in my last review thread xD

Is that a AAA game? No. I said AAA isometric games are dead.

And, weirdly, you thought that meant a whole lot more than merely perspective.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 1, 2017, 10:29 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 31, 2017, 14:52:
Why does my company keep patenting bullshit? We created a device to tell you how ugly your outfit looks, but we have hand scanners from 7+ years ago that are outdated as fuck.

Because they're waiting on this to replace you.

Amazon will be able to replace nearly everyone. Nearly all their MBA roles could be done by AI given how much pricing data and sales history they have.
 
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News Comments > Old Steam Forums Closing
21. Re: Old Steam Forums Closing Jun 1, 2017, 09:20 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 08:56:
aka_STEVE wrote on May 31, 2017, 15:19:
Yep, a text database history just takes so much money to keep around.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with that and more to do with creating a clean slate for developers and publishers with games that have been skewered on their forums. Sean Murray is going to be happy... I guess.

I mean, you don't actually believe that, right? Steam reviews, which I'd imagine are used literally infinitely more to determine whether to buy a game or not, still exist.

The forums were more used for "I'm stuck here" or "what strategy is best" or "has anyone else encountered this error message?," things that sadly should still be around.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2017, 16:32 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on May 31, 2017, 11:06:
Seven years for fulfilling every young males fantasy. Jesus Christ, only in America.

Yes, let's applaud the teacher that slept with a 13 year old.


Creeeeeeeeeep.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed May 30, 2017, 12:19 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:43:
Op ED - Is Polygon harming your sanity?

It's a book review, with the book somewhat positing that question, and the review ending with:
A Parent's Guide to Video Games is a useful little book for anyone whose children play games, and who wants to feel assured that there's no harm being done.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 12:18 Beamer
 
As an update to my complaints about how CSGO monetizes (again, really enjoying the game otherwise, so I'm not saying this makes the game bad), I received 2 drops in my first 6 hours (one a weapon skin, the other a box I needed to pay $3 to buy a key to open and get another weapon skin), but I've received no drops since. That's about another 15 or 16 hours of no drops at all.

The only game I can really recall playing with random skin drops like this was the Quake Champions beta, and while it was a beta, I was getting 2 or 3 skins every hour or two. Frequently duplicates, but the skinner box was constantly being pressed. With CSGO, I feel like drops happen for me so infrequently that why even care? Which is probably what Valve wants, to get me to just buy what I want, but I'd be more likely to if I were getting skins I didn't like (though I could sell those for ones I did, perhaps putting less money into their economy.) Instead, drops are so infrequent that I'm entirely demotivated about weapon skins at all. No weapon feels like "my" weapon because I haven't earned anything I use with any regularity, so why care at all?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 11:10 Beamer
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:08:
Ji-dge? Jai-dge? If I can't parse a games name, that isn't good in my book

Read the description - it's basically Judge Dredd.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
52. Re: Game Reviews May 29, 2017, 10:55 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on May 28, 2017, 18:32:
Beamer wrote on May 28, 2017, 12:43:
Slick wrote on May 27, 2017, 03:58:
Beamer wrote on May 26, 2017, 10:06:
Fallout was dead. Big budget isometric games are dead. You can spend all your time angry and mourning them, or you can play what's out there and enjoy it for what it is.

So you're saying that games with interesting characters, lore, world-building, fun game mechanics, satisfying puzzles, introduction to new ways to interact in a 3D space, inventive death loops, gravity puzzles, wall-walking, portals, and mind-fuckery turning a rock into a planet to explore is all dead? Says who? you?

"All games are now only about spending 30 minutes scrounging for garbage to fabricate 12 shotgun shells only to never want to use them in a fight while being bored stiff reading office e-mails and exploring nearly identical corridors in a bland spaceship until it ends. ENJOY IT FOR WHAT IT IS, THIS IS ALL WE HAVE NOW."

Give me a break.


No, I said isometric games are dead. Not sure how you got the rest of that. Fact: big budget isometric games are dead. The people who whined about Fallout 3 not being isometric were lost causes.

The rest, I have no clue where you got that from. No one had a clue what the content of F3 was back when all the whining was going on. But it's really, really weird for me to say "isometric is dead" and you to follow with all of that other stuff.

Are you serious?

You took my argument and made an analogy to Fallout.

You're saying that Prey 2017 ditching all of Prey 2006's trappings is somehow analogous to Fallout not keeping alive a dead genre (isometric POV in Fallout's case).

Okay.

I retort by using your own metaphor, to carry over to my example, that the key elements of the game in question (Prey 2006) are "obsolete".

I literally took YOUR analogy and ran with it.

Then you attempt to cockblock me because I'm not talking specifically about isometric games. I think your analogy isn't, in fact, an analogy at all, and that you possibly don't understand what an analogy is, and are quite possibly talking out of your ass.


Ugh. You missed my point. You're blinded by your love of a slightly better than mediocre game that only about 5 people were interested in a sequel of.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
40. Re: Game Reviews May 28, 2017, 12:43 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on May 27, 2017, 03:58:
Beamer wrote on May 26, 2017, 10:06:
Fallout was dead. Big budget isometric games are dead. You can spend all your time angry and mourning them, or you can play what's out there and enjoy it for what it is.

So you're saying that games with interesting characters, lore, world-building, fun game mechanics, satisfying puzzles, introduction to new ways to interact in a 3D space, inventive death loops, gravity puzzles, wall-walking, portals, and mind-fuckery turning a rock into a planet to explore is all dead? Says who? you?

"All games are now only about spending 30 minutes scrounging for garbage to fabricate 12 shotgun shells only to never want to use them in a fight while being bored stiff reading office e-mails and exploring nearly identical corridors in a bland spaceship until it ends. ENJOY IT FOR WHAT IT IS, THIS IS ALL WE HAVE NOW."

Give me a break.


No, I said isometric games are dead. Not sure how you got the rest of that. Fact: big budget isometric games are dead. The people who whined about Fallout 3 not being isometric were lost causes.

The rest, I have no clue where you got that from. No one had a clue what the content of F3 was back when all the whining was going on. But it's really, really weird for me to say "isometric is dead" and you to follow with all of that other stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Morning Mobilization May 28, 2017, 12:41 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 27, 2017, 20:14:
Personally, I think this is a solution that is more likely to prevent jaywalking: https://youtu.be/SB_0vRnkeOk

Plus, it's more fun.

When I moved to Manhattan earlier this year, it was a bit of culture shock that A) New Yorkers walk so damn fast, at least during the work week, and B) no one pays attention to pedestrian stop lights: if it's clear, you go. Trying to tell everyone their daily behavior is wrong is a difficult sell; incentivizing different, safer behavior, is probably easier. The trick with this idea would be finding a way to keep it novel, so that people continue to be entertained while waiting for the green light, even when they see it everyday.

And here I was, thinking I liked you.

Slow moving people are death.
Worse, people that don't cross when it's clear. Moving to Seattle was a culture shock for me. In Cincinnati, it bothered me, but the downtown was typically so empty it never really hit me. In Seattle, I remember one of my first days there, crossing a street with no cars in either direction, then looking back and seeing the people standing on the corner utterly shocked at how brazenly I ignored the walk sign.

In Cincinnati, though, it bothered me as a driver. Every day, on my way to work, I'd need to make a right onto a road. There'd be no cars as far as the eye can see, yet pedestrians would wait until they got the walk sign, then slowly walk. Cars would wait for them to clear, and about two cars would get to turn per light. I'd sit there some days 5 to 10 minutes, knowing the car in front can't turn on red without risking a ticket, but those pedestrians can walk because there were no cars anywhere in sight. Their unwillingness to walk was costing me quite a bit of time.

Then, of course, in Seattle, a friend of mine got a jaywalking ticket, so maybe some cops do weirdly care.

What bugs me more in NYC is the stupid cabbies that endlessly honk when the light is green, as if the person not moving is doing it because they're lazy and not because there's no way for them to make a turn without running over pedestrians who have the walk sign.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
70. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 27, 2017, 11:18 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 26, 2017, 19:40:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 26, 2017, 15:59:
Christians not violent? What fucking bizarro world is this taking place in?

I'm Christian, and I'm not violent. I don't even own a gun.

You shouldn't stereotype. That's very intolerant.

And yet every day a Christian murders someone in America. So you're also stereotyping.

Or you're reading the word "all" where it wasn't written. Fact: Christians are violent as a whole, as are virtually all groups of man, but not all Christians are.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
51. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 19:25 Beamer
 
Also worth pointing out that, while the villains are Christians, so are the protagonists, so...

 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
49. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 18:35 Beamer
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on May 26, 2017, 18:00:
Heh people arguing over fairy tales, SMH. That anyone still believes in this 2000 year old shit with the vast knowledge we have accumulated is a testament to sheer ignorance.

I don't see this setting, under the FarCry formula, as being a good idea. Game looks like it would be cool as a survival type game though.

Seriously, though, Montana just elected a Congressman that believes Noah lived to be 600. Not only does he believe this, he uses it as proof that Americans shouldn't retire. We should work till we die.

I know I said it already, but upon learning this yesterday my mind literally broke.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
42. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 17:19 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on May 26, 2017, 15:37:
Beamer wrote on May 26, 2017, 12:37:
DavidM wrote on May 26, 2017, 12:23:
What a load of crap. Projecting what Muslims do daily around the world on Christians. Just yesterday Muslims in Egypt mowed down 24 Coptic Christians.

But hey its easier to smear Christians since you know they aren't violent, right?

Since when aren't Christians violent? I mean, first off, it's like no one remembers the IRA. Second off, Branch Davidians. Third off, every single abortion clinic bombing. Lastly, Cliven Bundy and his band of morons.

But I'm sorry you feel so persecuted in a country you very literally run, to the point that Montana last night elected a Congressman that believes retirement is bad because it isn't mentioned in the Bible - Noah lived to 600 (is there a dumber belief?) without retiring, so Americans shouldn't expect to be able to.

Yeah, though, so persecuted.

Oh yeah you mean the same branch dividians burned alive for doing nothing by your fellow leftists?

So in your sick deluded mind a couple of bombings.. indeed bad, but done by a lone loon type... are the same as planned parenthood evil wackos being caught on camera joking about baby eyes rolling into their laps while selling body parts.

You people are completely Fucked up in the head. Its sickening.

and you are full of crap about the guy that was just elected.

Dear lord you're a delicate one.


1) No one is saying all Christians are like this. If you watch that video and think "HEY! I'm a Christian and so are my friends and we don't do this!" then yes, you're right, you don't! This is about religious extremists! Though maybe there's a valuable lesson there for you. Probably over your head, but maybe not

2) The video you're citing was fake. Did you even watch it? Man, so you're anti-abortion, trying to say abortion is a bigger problem than abortion clinic bombings, and using a video so bad that the people who made it were charged with 15 felonies as your proof

3) Yes, a couple of "lone loon" types. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FIGHTING IN THIS GAME? A lone loon type who managed to build a cult. Not all Christians!

Again, never ceases to amaze me how those quickest to call others delicate, special, triggered snowflakes are the most delicate people out there.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
26. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 14:18 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on May 26, 2017, 14:11:
Agent-Zero wrote on May 26, 2017, 13:20:
In actual reality, the numerous Muslim invasions across Asia and the Mediterranean in the mid to late 1st millennium C.E. is probably the single biggest factor for the instigation of the "dark ages" in Europe... the idea that Rome being sacked was alone responsible is laughable at best... but again, its not "politically correct" to have this view and unfortunately attempting to recognize this usually gets you lumped in with white supremacists and so forth - so its a tricky thing, and of course there are plenty of other complications for having this view as well

I don't think modern historians acknowledge a dark age, in the sense of a benighted period of massive decline where people lived in ignorance and poverty, at all.

christianity was certainly co-opted by Rome and quickly became a tool of the state - but the original religion itself was not founded by a Warlord, and it wasnt originally designed as a philosophy of conquest - that only appeared via the political manipulations of its numerous revisionists

I don't think this matters much. People don't need a religion to go persecuting and conquering, and religion isn't going to stop them doing it, either. You can look at any indigenous minority, anywhere and from any time, and see how well any religion or philosophy has ever held back the majority from taking what they wanted. When you get a few million people, hundreds of years of religious development hasn't done much to change what they want.

Your last point is a good one. These aren't Christians, they're Christian extremists. Nearly all religious, philosophies, and beliefs have extremists. And those are who end up video game villains.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
23. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 13:45 Beamer
 
Actually, I suggest everyone look at David's post history. 39 posts, going back years and years, nearly all of which are whining about the treatment of Christians.


WAAAAAH! WE CONTROL THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES, IT'S SO HARD WHEN A VIDEO GAME MAKES US THE VILLAIN!
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
22. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 13:44 Beamer
 
DavidM wrote on May 26, 2017, 13:04:
What a nothingburger response Beamer.

Did I say I was persecuted? No. I said this Ubisoft smears Christians with a Hollywood-esque view of Christianity. It could easily be any number of cults but this is what they chose.

IRA were terrorists who wanted Ireland separated from GB. Did you even see the video? Dragging women into ponds and pushing them underwater happens WHERE in Ameria? Please post the news articles.

And like I said Christianity has no directives to kill nonbelievers. But the Quran does. So your example of literally 300 people is offset with the Muslim world 1+ billion.

And believing that life sprang from rocks and mud is much more idiotic than believing someone lived 600 years ( not to mention there used to be a lunar calendar as well ).
Yes, any number of cults, the majority of which are based in Christianity. Especially in that area.

AND IT'S A VIDEO GAME! When Half Life came out, did you ask "did you play the game? Secret underground test facilities exploring other dimensions? And that happens WHERE in America? Please post the news articles."

You feel so persecuted you can't distinguish fact from fiction.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
14. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 12:37 Beamer
 
DavidM wrote on May 26, 2017, 12:23:
What a load of crap. Projecting what Muslims do daily around the world on Christians. Just yesterday Muslims in Egypt mowed down 24 Coptic Christians.

But hey its easier to smear Christians since you know they aren't violent, right?

Since when aren't Christians violent? I mean, first off, it's like no one remembers the IRA. Second off, Branch Davidians. Third off, every single abortion clinic bombing. Lastly, Cliven Bundy and his band of morons.

But I'm sorry you feel so persecuted in a country you very literally run, to the point that Montana last night elected a Congressman that believes retirement is bad because it isn't mentioned in the Bible - Noah lived to 600 (is there a dumber belief?) without retiring, so Americans shouldn't expect to be able to.

Yeah, though, so persecuted.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
12. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 11:44 Beamer
 
Looks great, except for maybe people out that way following a guy with a manbun (and wasn't Olgeird von Everec on the box art?)


Anyway, I dug FC3 and FC4 a ton, will maybe try Primal when it gets super cheap, and can't imagine disliking this. I hope they stray from or make significant changes to the formula, but even if it is just the formula I know I'd dig it. I know what I'm getting with these games enough to buy them early.
 
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