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News Comments > Star Citizen Celebrates 2M Backers
52. Re: Star Citizen Celebrates 2M Backers Apr 23, 2018, 18:32 Beamer
 
dsmart wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 17:26:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 16:31:
dsmart wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 15:58:
Why do I care?

Are you shitting me right now?

Wait! Ignore that. I see you still haven't given up on being a complete moron, Beamer. Never give up. You'll make it to the end of that road one day. Stay strong!


You got a refund, so what's your stake now? The good name of the space game genre? Genuinely curious. Most of the stuff in your post is either history, or doesn't affect you personally.

Also, nice ad hominem.

Why do you care?


Because it seems to be all you discuss anymore, and some of us who enjoyed your opinion on other things wonder why you can't move on from SC drama.

And, again, since being polite doesn't seem to work, do you know any self-declared geniuses who are actually geniuses? It's you, Donald Trump, Kanye, and the cast of r/iamverysmart.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Celebrates 2M Backers
49. Re: Star Citizen Celebrates 2M Backers Apr 23, 2018, 16:30 Beamer
 
dsmart wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 15:58:
Why do I care?

Are you shitting me right now?

Wait! Ignore that. I see you still haven't given up on being a complete moron, Beamer. Never give up. You'll make it to the end of that road one day. Stay strong!


I've never been anything but polite to you, which is more than most here. Would you like me to end that? I'd begin with asking you for the phd dissertation you have yet to reveal, "Dr." Smart.

You've spent hours on this, from what Blue posts here. Absolute hours. Your post doesn't properly explain why. You were a backer, who got a refund. They then said some dumb things, you said some things back.

Two years later you're still spending hours on this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: How your iPhone can be hacked in 6 minutes Apr 23, 2018, 15:39 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 15:01:
"How your iPhone can be hacked in 6 minutes"

Another case of users with weak passwords. iOS just needs to enforce a minimum of 8 characters ( optimally 10 right now ), including at least 1 symbol, 1 digit, 1 uppercase and 1 lowercase. Good luck cracking this in less than 10 years using this box...

That doesn't seem like it would fix this, but you're advocating that people have to enter an 8 character password including 1 symbol, 1 digit, 1 uppercase and 1 lowercase every time they unlock their phones?

Yeah, that'd work out well.
 
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News Comments > Valve Acquires Campo Santo
34. Re: Valve Acquires Campo Santo Apr 23, 2018, 14:43 Beamer
 
Flatline wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 14:37:
Verno wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 11:46:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 22, 2018, 17:25:
Oh no, unlimited time and funding for a good group of developers, what terrible news.

Unlimited time and funding sure, I don't know about good. I never played Mark of The Ninja but Walking Dead was really uneven and Firewatch was straight up bad in my opinion. I guess maybe I just don't care for walking sims.

If nothing else at least they will hopefully help Valve produce something again.

WTF?

Mark of the Ninja, Walking Dead, and Firewatch were made by 3 different devs: Klei Entertainment, I'm assuming Telltale, and Campo Santo.

The devs worked on those prior.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Celebrates 2M Backers
47. Re: Star Citizen Celebrates 2M Backers Apr 23, 2018, 13:54 Beamer
 
dsmart wrote on Apr 23, 2018, 13:36:
They don't have 2M backers. It's pure bullshit. I personally have 4 accounts, with various things in each one. Not including the one they banned back in 2015 after I wrote The July Blog.

Last we checked, not taking refunds into account, they barely had 500K unique backer accounts.

Also, according to metrics, it's basically about 2000 whales stuck in Sunk Cost Fallacy, still giving them money.

I'm still not fully aware of why you care. I know we all have better things to do yet still waste time on dumb crap like this, but you seem to have spent an inordinate amount of time, and be taking this personally. Almost like a crusade of some form.

Why do you care? If it's a flop and a joke and destined to fail, as you're so certain, why not just let it do so? Do you think you're doing it to save people from spending more money on it? That ship has largely sailed - you won't convince a single person anymore. With the evidence out there even before you got involved, people already had their minds made up.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Apr 23, 2018, 09:24 Beamer
 
Funny, I mostly hate CTF. When I was younger, it was basically me getting sick of my team then doing it my damn self, and when I got older and less skilled, most games are either a giant clusterfuck, or a giant clusterfuck with one team dominating because they've played before. No interest in that.

Although, Lawbreakers definitely aimed for the CTF crowd.

For me, team deathmatch or just regular deathmatch. The more complexity you add the more it falls apart when it's random teams. Even when you have a strong team, though, the CTF gamestyle just doesn't appeal to me much. I'd rather just kill.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2018, 08:35 Beamer
 
Have any of you seen Wyatt Cenac's new show on HBO?

He's dedicating the whole first season to the issue of police misconduct, specifically, deadly shootings. A worthy issue. Whether you agree with his points or not, there's clearly an issue when so many people are getting shot while unarmed. That isn't the purpose of the police.

In the first episode, he mostly sets it up, and discusses how it's an incredibly deep, complicated issue with no easy solution. That it isn't just hiring (though, as one person on it says, making certain you hire guardians, not warriors, is a very strong start), nor is it just training.

But then it goes into training, showing the training some officers get, including the guy that shot Philando Castile. (Incidentally, I'd never seen the aftermath footage showing the reaction of his girlfriend's 4 year old daughter, who was in the backseat. It's horrifying.) The training they show, again, that the officer also received, absolutely glorifies killing. Talks about the rush, the high, and how people need to be ready, and that killing isn't really that big a deal.

It's a speech, and a course, by our old friend Dave Grossman. Holy fuck. The guy that says video games are the root of all violence amongst children tells officers that killing isn't a big deal and will result in the best sex they'll ever have. Why does anyone listen to this man? Why does he have a job? I'm certain it was cherry-picking, but this is a man teaching and training people we authorize to carry guns and kill when necessary, and who we very rarely do anything but protect when they do so, except under the most extreme circumstances. This kind of thing, even out of context, should never be said when training officers how to approach potentially deadly situations. It should be exclusively about how to protect civilians above all. Above all, including the officer (again, guardians, not warriors.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2018, 20:32 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 22, 2018, 19:40:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 22, 2018, 18:40:
http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2018/04/22


The comment section is better than the comic, all these atheists and agnostics bemoaning the lack of Christianity in the White House, lol.


Or complaining about hypocrisy of evangelicals loving someone who is divorced multiple times and had an affair with a porn star while his third wife was pregnant. Either or.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Apr 22, 2018, 13:06 Beamer
 
SP games in which skill isn't the main draw are obviously hurt by lets plays. Common sense, right?

If you're making an FPS, then people will want to make those kills themselves. But if it's a puzzle or adventure game? Once you've seen the puzzles solved, why would you want to do it yourself? There's one solution, and you know it, so there's no joy (or point) in doing it yourself. A game like Myst or Monkey Island would be killed, as watching someone play shows all you need.

For those walking simulators, where the point is solely plot, it's like letting a Let's Play show The Terminator. Why would anyone buy it if they can see all there is for free?

Not saying the solution is stopping them, but there are absolutely genres where it causes lost sales.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot
18. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot Apr 21, 2018, 13:50 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 21, 2018, 13:18:
ItBurn wrote on Apr 21, 2018, 12:27:
Cutter wrote on Apr 21, 2018, 12:18:
The property is way too old now. Kids today would be, 'Wtf is DOOM?'

Wasn't there a hugely popular new Doom in 2016?

No there wasn't and if there was no one played it.

Furthering Cutters insight, the #1 movie right now absolutely isn't based on a 30 year old game that no one under 18 has played.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Mutts Apr 20, 2018, 15:39 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 20, 2018, 12:54:
There are no purebred dogs, there are only inbred dogs and non-inbred dogs.

Why people want dogs with orders of magnitude higher genetic recessive disorders and/or debilitating physical defects(Pugs, Chihuahuas, English bulldogs, Korgis, etc.) I'll never know.


It's the damn Kennel Club. I was on some blog the other day about how cruel our Kennel Club is, showing how different dogs are in places like Denmark and The Netherlands. How their pugs and frenchies have open nostrils, whereas ours get points docked if they're not folded. Dogs can't breath out of folded nostrils! How their pugs and frenchies have actual snouts. How their great danes aren't so full of flesh on the head that their eyes are permanently drooping so low that they're often infected and usually painful.

I know, I know, animal activism (which is really never my thing), and last time I said anything to that regard here (that pigs are smart but that doesn't make them less tasty), someone told me to suck a shotgun and pull the trigger, but this kind of thing bugs me. We don't need to change anything, just how our kennel club scores these breeds.
 
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News Comments > Survarium Graphics Upgrade
2. Re: Survarium Graphics Upgrade Apr 20, 2018, 11:21 Beamer
 
Am I the only one that thinks the hand holding the gun looks really off? Is it where it's coming from? Is it perspective, and it's the same thickness throughout?

Looks really, really off to me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2018, 09:27 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Apr 19, 2018, 12:53:
RAWR (insert illegal drug here) is good! ADVIL BAD!

Only on BN.

The opportunity for him to do damage with Advil is so tiny it is laughable to even bring it up.

/Pretty much only thing that would worry me over the date is an epi pen. They turn cloudy and their shelf life is hardly a year. Considering the seriousness of when it would be used, not something we take a chance on.

Man, read through the discussion people here are having. It isn't "illegal drug!," it's weed. I've never even done it (don't take Advil, either), but c'mon.

Also, as you've been doing more and more lately, almost exclusively, you run in somewhere, drop a conservative opinion (often with a liberal strawman attached, often uninformed), then are never seen again when people respond with actual points and cited information.

You're better than this, Bats. We all like you.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V Battle Royale Plans?
30. Re: Battlefield V Battle Royale Plans? Apr 19, 2018, 10:45 Beamer
 
I feel like Fortnite is the first big PC game this place has completely missed the trend on. A few people here occasionally say they enjoy it, but there's no real mention of it. But it's the biggest thing in gaming right now, with kids being utter lunatics for it.

I can't think of a single major video game trend this place has basically ignored. Even Pokemon Go had more enthusiasm around here.

We're old, guys.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 18, 2018, 15:18 Beamer
 
Correct me if I'm wrong, but G-Sync is objectively much superior, right?
I see the benefit to both views, but perhaps part of the cost is why it's a better solution.

Were I to buy, I'd likely go G-Sync. But I'd also do a lot of research I haven't done yet, so don't hold me to that. I just seem to recall people here all liked G-Synch much, much more.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
35. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 18, 2018, 12:53 Beamer
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Apr 18, 2018, 12:47:
Beamer wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 10:10:
Legally, you have no leg to stand on, but you argue some moral right.

This is exactly the sort of thing I am talking about, you are deliberately misapplying a legal context when the conversation is about a natural right!

The rest of you frothy rant seems to be largely addressing agreements I did not make and ascribing to me thoughts I do not have so I hope you won't be too offended by my failure to address them. I have little time to argue with people on the internet.

You're deciding a natural right, though, to espouse Nazi sentiment to other customers in a private business.

That's lunacy. Sorry, utter lunacy. Again, I don't have a right to walk into your business and call your customers the n-word, why should Facebook allow this? They have a terms of service! They were violated. You're saying they do not have the right to kick off people who violate the terms of service.

Again, you place the right to say whatever you want wherever you want above anything else, which, frankly, makes you a lunatic. And you say others are frothing at the mouth for going "banning Nazis from your business? Smart."
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 May Drop Solo Campaign; Add Battle Royale
13. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 May Drop Solo Campaign; Add Battle Royale Apr 18, 2018, 09:32 Beamer
 
Pepe wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 21:05:
Wallshadows wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 19:07:
Why even bother continuing the series name if they're getting rid of what makes the franchise identifiable as such?

This

"Why, modern CoDs have always been more heavily multiplayer than SP... oooh, he means Black Ops."

I thought the same thing when I saw this yesterday, but still kind of misunderstood. Meh, it's early.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2018, 20:03 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 18:25:
Looks like they're trying hard to not be.

Because they're taking steps to treat their most rapidly growing demographic the same as they do other demographics?
 
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News Comments > Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released
20. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 14:24 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 14:18:
Ok, put another way if I have to go looking to understand what the fuck the title even means I'll pass. Rule #1 in marketing - make your product's name easy to pronounce and remember.


It's definitely memorable. Perhaps dumb, but memorable.
Makes me think of all the incredible Castlevania GBA games. Aria of Sorrow, Lament of Innocence, mostly.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2018, 14:08 Beamer
 
Suits have also gone out.

In general, we're a more casual society. Walking on a plane, this often feels detrimental. At the same time, we have more clothing, we wash it more frequently, and we replace it more frequently. A lot of those turn of the century suits were threadbare, and the owners only had one or three of them, so... they likely stunk. If you spend any time in a criminal courtroom near the defense attorneys, you'll smell what happens when someone has a small rotation of suits they don't clean very often.
 
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