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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2017, 16:30 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 14:48:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 13:14:
Beamer wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 12:49:
And that Al Franken photo is revolting.
This happened while he was a comedian, they do comedic things. That's why it's called comedy.

Yeah, I get that, as a comedian you have to take chances, and if the photo was the only thing that there was, it might be explainable. But the story told by the woman is more disturbing.

Were it just the photo I could agree it was stupid people acting stupid in ways funny to each other. I have friends with whom that photo would be considered funny and appreciated.

It's clear they weren't close like that, and she was disturbed by him prior. Perhaps he drastically misread the situation and thought it was just hijinks between people going through a similar experience. And perhaps part of the joke was that you could feel nothing through the kevlar. It was still a very creepy thing to do. Just because he didn't mean to be creepy doesn't mean he wasn't creepy.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: Crypto Miner Nov 16, 2017, 16:14 Beamer
 
372% CPU.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2017, 12:49 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 12:48:
Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts.

None of the cities. Global warming is a hoax.

You're mom is a hoax!

And that Al Franken photo is revolting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2017, 21:30 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 21:08:
Er? I'm guessing you misread his quote?

In Washington, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) denounced the new Russian law, saying there is “no equivalence” between RT and networks such as the Voice of America, CNN and the BBC, whose journalists “seek the truth, debunk lies, and hold governments accountable.” By contrast, he said in a statement, “RT’s propagandists debunk the truth, spread lies, and seek to undermine democratic governments in order to further Vladimir Putin’s agenda.”

Look at his history, he's a pro-Russia Trumper who whines about "SJWs."

He isn't worth responding to.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
44. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 15, 2017, 17:20 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 13:17:
How dare people want to enjoy their luxury activity, ENTITLED MUCH?! People defending "grinding" ITT.

We just need the EA rep himself in here talking about what a sense of accomplishment it is to round things out. Or perhaps he already is.

If EA wants to ship freemium grindathons then fucking do that instead of charging $60 and coming up with a ridiculous currency/progression system.

Stop being a problem child who doesn't want to do work in his game!



Ha! That's still the weirdest thing I've ever read. "The problem with games today is there isn't enough tedium!"
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana
16. Re: Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana Nov 15, 2017, 17:19 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 16:42:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 12:46:
The exception being that fishing Dreamcast game, if you had the fishing controller. For some reason that was hysterical to have in a corner at parties.

Well yeah. Anything in a party that can make other people laugh at what you're doing is going to be fun. This is why Dance Dance Central or whatever the hell it was called was such a hit.

It was fun because the other people made it fun. Nobody ever fired up that fucking fishing game by themselves.

ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME, UBI? NOBODY GIVES A SHIT WHAT PEOPLE IN MONTANA DO, DON'T FORCE ME TO FUCKING FISH.

Fair enough. You're 100% right that those games weren't fun alone, like Buck Hunter isn't. You need two people, at least, then it becomes stupid fun, like Kinect games. Basically, exactly like Kinect games - only fun when over the top and laughing in a group.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 15:43 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 10:25:
It's tiny (actually pretty big by NYC standards, as it was redone right before I moved in, but it's still about 2"x8"

So like the size of two candy bars, haha.
Ha!
Unintentional, but yeah, consider me having exaggerated but not by much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 15, 2017, 14:02 Beamer
 
Bumpy wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 13:11:
Yeah, Fisker did such great things with Saab. Not.

That was Spyker. Very different, but same thing.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana
11. Re: Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana Nov 15, 2017, 12:46 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 10:57:
It sure does look purdy.

But please, for the love of God, don't MAKE me do the damn fishing shit. I'm fine with it being there, but please make it completely optional. Don't force me to catch 10 trout to craft a fucking wallet, or I'm out.

Fishing games are ALWAYS stone-cold boring as shit, no matter how detailed they make the "simulation" or whatever. Because fishing itself is boring as shit.

If not, then at least let me just chuck a bar of dynamite into a pond and get 10 fish that way.

The exception being that fishing Dreamcast game, if you had the fishing controller. For some reason that was hysterical to have in a corner at parties.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 10:25 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 09:55:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 08:38:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 07:59:
Prices are going up but the days of needing to be on the bleeding edge every year is all but gone except in niche cases. A well built system will now easily last you five years. Amortize the cost over five years, and that system will cost less overall than the money most people spend on eating out over the course of those five years.

Or, if you live in NYC, it costs less overall than eating out does in a month.
I'm not kidding. I haven't counted, but I'm spending at least a grand a month here to eat each month.

Dude, do you not have a kitchen in your place?

It's tiny (actually pretty big by NYC standards, as it was redone right before I moved in, but it's still about 2"x8", plus I don't really have any supermarket near me. Two. I went to one once and a 4 pack of butter was $7.99. On sale at $2.99 if you had a card!
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
40. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 15, 2017, 10:22 Beamer
 
I think it's fair to expect to see mostly everything within 40 hours.

I get that, if certain characters are overpowered, you want them to feel rare and special. There are better ways than making people endlessly grind for them. Limit how and when they can be used, and by whom.

And I get that you want carrots out at the end of the stick for long periods of time, and want people to feel compelled to put 800 hours into this. Given that a lot of people will, you still need things for them. But it shouldn't be important things. Maybe more of the important things (e.g., the ability to use Vader more often), but also highly covetable unimportant and cosmetic things.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana
8. Re: Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana Nov 15, 2017, 10:00 Beamer
 
FC4 was the best, but even as someone that loves the formula, it's getting stale. Dropping grenades on people from helicopters will always be great, though.

Didn't do Primal, because it's still always $29.99-$39.99 and I'll pay no more than $9.99 for it.

And I still think Blooddragon took out what made the games great and left in what made them stale.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 09:37 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 09:25:
Upgrading mobo/cpu/ram seems less and less appealing with these prices. My i5-2600k OC to 4.3 is still chugging along just fine.
I'll probably get a new video card next year though the 970 is showing it's age in some games.
Not planning to jump on the 4k bandwagon just yet. I think we still have a bit of time before games catch up to that resolution in terms of optimization.

What games does your 970 struggle with in 1080p?
I bought mine, wow, actually about 2 years ago. I kept thinking it was last winter. Cost $370, and I knew I was buying at the tail end of its cycle and therefore overpaying, but it's still been serving me pretty well. Guess I haven't bought any of the big games of the past year, though
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 08:38 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 07:59:
Prices are going up but the days of needing to be on the bleeding edge every year is all but gone except in niche cases. A well built system will now easily last you five years. Amortize the cost over five years, and that system will cost less overall than the money most people spend on eating out over the course of those five years.

Or, if you live in NYC, it costs less overall than eating out does in a month.
I'm not kidding. I haven't counted, but I'm spending at least a grand a month here to eat each month.
 
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News Comments > Road Rage Peels Out
2. Re: Road Rage Hell Nov 14, 2017, 18:28 Beamer
 
So what's the other game just like this coming out around now, or a few months back, and does anyone have opinions on which is better?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2017, 17:20 Beamer
 
Capella wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 16:56:
Bill Gates is from the future.

Have you guys tried the new Firefox? I like it! It really does seem snappy!

And in the future you can thrive with only 256kb of RAM!

I kid, I kid, I know that quote is taken wildly out of context.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2017, 16:02 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 15:29:
ESPN had a good racket going for decades. Now they actually have to justify their existence.

With the long term contracts they're in they mostly can't. They paid top dollar for live sports, top dollar due to the bidding wars. Dollars spent assuming their revenue was safe.

I've kind of hated ESPN for a long while, as I knew something like $8 of my monthly cable bill was going to them when I had no interest in them. At the same time, I knew that the channels I did watch were also subsidized by people that didn't watch them, but we're talking cents per month, not $8.

No sympathy, but it's interesting watching them implode because they made long term commitments and now the business model is changing around them.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap
7. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap Nov 14, 2017, 11:25 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 11:09:
So sometime mid next year we can hope for the complete game finally, and at a price more reasonable, eh? I really wish publishers would stop forcing devs to do this shit. They're butchering what could be masterpieces by piecemealing them out in order to gain more profits. Fucking retarded. I'm about to stop buying all games altogether while they're new. Except for CDPR games, probably. They're about all that's left.

This stuff is almost always bolt-ons out of the original scope, so not having it isn't missing the complete game, it's lacking extraneous stuff that often adds nothing.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
9. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 14, 2017, 11:24 Beamer
 
Single Player seems to be getting decent reviews. But no bots, right?

Something like this is only a buy for me if it has single player AND bots. I don't play online games enough anymore to be particularly great at them, and that isn't fun. Then again, I was pretty solid at CS:Go for the brief time I played, at least in casual. In competitive I'd either dominate (about 40% of the time) or have people really baffled at my ranking (about 60% of the time.)
 
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News Comments > New AMD Drivers (Sort Of)
4. Re: New AMD Drivers (Sort Of) Nov 14, 2017, 09:39 Beamer
 
PacoTaco wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 09:30:
Where are the improvements for CliffyB's Law Breakers - they broke 500 concurrent players during the free weekend! Where is the love AMD, where? Let's move some units you need to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

Do you just come here to mock Lawbreakers? Who is more sad, the guy that made a game no one played, or the guy spending so much of his time mocking it based on a grudge that's now over a decade old?
 
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