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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2018, 20:23 Beamer
 
Shok wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 20:14:
GOG crucified for a truly innocent pun. Political correctness bullshit strikes again...
Yup, this sure qualifies as "crucified." No histrionics here.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: etc. Oct 23, 2018, 18:33 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 16:58:
deqer wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 10:33:
Well duh, He's 16. His mechanical skill is better.
You know that, I know that, everyone knows that.
But there are some 50yo's here that think they could compete at this level if they only practiced because they won a round of counter strike last weekend playing against some randos on the intarweb. smh

And that's Eli Manning's issue - he just isn't practicing enough to compete. It's not that he's older and slower and less willing to take a hit, age has nothing to do with it, he's just not practicing enough!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 23, 2018, 18:31 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 18:08:
Enough enough enough with this Russia crap.

China is outspending Russia trying to influence our politics by about 100x who knows maybe even 1000x.

they are also buying up companies all over the place not just here but all over the world. They FORCE Apple to have a plant there or they wont let them use their resources.. They Steal IP from america and everyone else with no repercussions. They are now buying influence and gaining control of the nearly the entire continent of Africa.

Meanwhile.. Russia has like 1 military base outside its own country and its not that far away. They have some fake facebook accounts and twitter accounts where they spam news articles between the right and the left.

Its a JOKE. a sick JOKE. Wake up Democrats and pull your head out of your Asses. Communist china is thousands of times worse than Russia.


Ok, sure, but no one sits around defending China or telling people we should be focusing on Saudi Arabia and ignoring anything China is doing.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
10. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Oct 23, 2018, 13:02 Beamer
 
Nullity wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 12:57:
Kajetan wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 04:40:
yonder wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 03:53:
In that case, your naivete comes from ignorance and is honestly forgiveable, since we all start from a place of ignorance.
No, not "ignorance". We all start from a place of Not Knowing Something, but we observe and we learn over time.

Ignorance is the deliberate descision to NOT know something, to look away, to not learn from experiences, because we fear where that learning experience might take us. We fear loosing our prejudices. We fear loosing our little, cozy concept of how the world is supposed to be. And if we are afraid enough, we start to be ignorant.

It doesn't help anyone to make up your own definitions. Ignorance is just literally "not knowing something".

Yup. It's not something to be ashamed of unless you refuse to learn.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Beta Promises "Spectacular Issues"
10. Re: Fallout 76 Beta Promises Oct 23, 2018, 10:58 Beamer
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 10:17:
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 09:44:
Red Dead Redemption would have been way less fun if you didn't occasionally see [...] a horse riding a man.

Brokeback Mountain II: Extreme Loneliness? Stunned

Mr. Hands?

Didn't even cross my mind, pvnert.
 
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News Comments > PC RDR2 Listing Follow-up
18. Re: PC RDR2 Listing Follow-up Oct 23, 2018, 09:45 Beamer
 
The Xbox One X added 1440p support earlier this year. The PS4 can't run it natively, so it will output 1080p.  
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Beta Promises "Spectacular Issues"
8. Re: Fallout 76 Beta Promises Oct 23, 2018, 09:44 Beamer
 
I've said it before, I'll say it again - spectacular issues like crashing are bad, but other spectacular issues are endearing and great. Red Dead Redemption would have been way less fun if you didn't occasionally see a man flying like a crow, or a horse riding a man.  
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving EA
9. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving EA Oct 23, 2018, 07:37 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 23:24:
Hey guys, when execs job hop they call it "being agile" which is awesome...apparently. Unlike us peons in the rank and file who get grilled by interviewers on why you left any job after any period of time and are if they're going to take the risk of hiring you are you willing to sign a contract in blood that you'll stay with them as a drone forever.

You haven't had a corporate job since the 90s. That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works.
Which should be obvious, given that every single article about millennials (who you love to complain about) and jobs mentions that they average 2 years, and employers accept and are ok with that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2018, 11:46 Beamer
 
Last night Fortnite was also the second story in the 10 o'clock news. During one of the games, they did the promo, with the second being "why the maker of Fortnite is suing a professional player." Didn't tune in to find out, 10/11 o'clock news is kind of the worst thing on the planet, but was just impressed that Fortnite was mentioned so casually. No "the popular shooter game Fortnite," just "Fortnite."  
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted
48. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted Oct 22, 2018, 10:12 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Oct 22, 2018, 10:05:
I was an instant Rockstar fanboy after Max Payne, and Max Payne 2 was even better. 2 of my favorite games of all time. I was crushed when it was announced that Alan Wake was going to be a console exclusive back in the day. I finally got to play it on PC after a long and troubled development and, while it didn't match the camp-noir slo-mo action brilliance of the Max Payne games I still enjoyed the hell out of it. I've waited patiently and played all of the GTA games where they are at their best - the PC naturally. As much as it pained me to miss out on the first RDR which looked brilliant (and by all accounts actually was), I wasn't about to start buying consoles just to play a single game, no matter how brilliant.

Well, times look to be changing. I am set on buying a PS4 in the very near future. While AAA publishers like Ubisoft, EA, Activision-Blizzard and 2K/Take 2 are currently only focused on MMO-like 'live services' intent on building 'recurrent revenue' streams, Sony with the PS4 and to a lesser extent Nintendo with the Switch have been making actual games that I would love to play. The Last of Us, Until Dawn, the Yakuza series, Horizon Zero Dawn, the Persona series, The Last Guardian, God of War (the lastest one), Insomniac's brilliant-looking new Spiderman game, and tof course the RDR series... there's just a huge number of amazing games I would be making available to myself by getting a PS4. As a lifelong PC gamer, this is new territory for me, but I'm a gamer first, and if the PC market is focused on nothing but "recurrent user spending' and 'player retention', (CD Projekt notwithstanding) I'm going to have to go where the real singleplayer games are.

MP1 & 2 was Remedy - Rockstar had nothing to do with them. They did do 3, though, and I thought 3 was a pretty smart story in a pretty fun game. I have Alan Wake for PC, never touched it, maybe some day.

But yeah, Spider-Man looks good, Last of Us was pretty fun (had its issues, I hated some of the enemies) and I'd love to play a sequel, HZD looks great, Last Guardian looks great, and if you haven't done Uncharted, while also not without issues (combat can draaaag) those games are must-plays.

I still think I'd go Xbox over PS4, if only because I prefer the controller, but your post has me questioning this, as what game is Xbox exclusive that I'd grab? Halo? I don't think I'm much interested in the Halo games anymore...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Oct 22, 2018, 08:50 Beamer
 
Stormsinger wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 21:32:
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 20:19:
Stormsinger wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 15:24:
It's less that they're not paying their share, than that they're spending tons of money to avoid paying their share. They'd rather waste that money than see it go to any kind of social support. So fuck them. It used to be that corporate charters were contingent on there being some public benefit supplied by the corporation. For the last 4-5 decades, that has been swept complete off the table...now the public policy is designed solely for corporate benefit. I'm way past the point of putting up with that shit.

If you win, you can do whatever the fuck you want with it...but -my- spending isn't beholden to your opinion.

You're confusing the issue. They're not wasting money they're taking the position that's responsible to their shareholders. If I'm a stockholder in these companies and I don't even live there why the fuck are you asking me to pay for your homeless? Not only that, but it's an unfair tax in its selectivity. And the US came into being mainly for that reason right there. No taxation without representation, remember that? Nor did they create the homeless problem. Do an audit and I'll bet you 99% of those homeless are from somewhere other than the bay area. And again, they are remaining homeless by choice. So your evil corporate argument is just so much hippy bullshit.

And I never said how you spent your lottery winnings was my business, just that it would be a waste. If you really want help people there are a lot better ways to do it. You can't change things from the bottom up - most of the time.


I see the problem here...you're a corporatist at heart. You actually believe that sociopathic precept that the only proper concern for a company is to make money.

There -were- other concerns once, corporations were supposed to serve the public good in order to get the benefits their charters gave them. But for the last 50 years we've been under constant brainwashing to promote this belief that they have no need to be good citizens, and that everything should be sacrificed for the sake of profit.

As for the idea that most homeless are homeless by choice...I can't even. Every once in a while you make a post that makes sense, but you always follow it up with some bullshit like this that shows your true colors: ignorant, heartless, and completely self-absorbed.

No, Cutter is a Cutterist. He only gives a shit about what helps him personally. Since he never plans to be homeless (and clearly thinks homeless people are just too lazy to move), he hates this, as this means prices may go up for HIM without benefitting HIM. But if a corporation does something that hurts him, or refuses to do something that helps him, they're evil and must be eradicated.

For literally every issue, not using that word incorrectly I mean a perfect 100% of issues, Cutter's opinion is solely based on the impact to Cutter. It's his only moral. As I've said elsewhere, I truly believe he's a solipsist. He thinks the whole world is a video game, we're all poorly coded NPCs, and he can do whatever the hell he wants because he's the only real being.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted
42. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted Oct 21, 2018, 15:04 Beamer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 12:08:
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2018, 11:14:
Honestly, if I don't play what's likely to be the best game since The Witcher 3, because it isn't coming to my preferred platform soon enough, I feel as if I'm really only hurting myself.
That's fair enough. However, I still have yet to play The Witcher 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor or Battlefield 1 for more than ten minutes, even though I've had them for a while now. Having young children means I have to prioritise my time and because my girlfriend games on XB1 I mostly play Fortnite with her on my PC.

The Witcher 3 will swallow your soul for a few weeks. Of the rest, I bought DX:MD for $10 and have yet to install, I thought Shadow of Mordor was actually pretty boring and bad, and meh to Battlefield.

But yeah, if you like action adventure games with good plots, TW3 will just own you, so start it when you have time.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted
38. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted Oct 21, 2018, 11:14 Beamer
 
Honestly, if I don't play what's likely to be the best game since The Witcher 3, because it isn't coming to my preferred platform soon enough, I feel as if I'm really only hurting myself.

I'll almost definitely buy a cheap Xbox One on Black Friday (or used even sooner), play it (and BLOPSIIII actually sounds fun), then sell it in January.
 
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News Comments > Intel i9 9900K CPU Reviews
8. Re: Intel i9 9900K CPU Reviews Oct 19, 2018, 16:12 Beamer
 
The 8700k does better in benchmarks than the 2700x, doesn't it? For roughly the same price (I can find each around $290.) 10% or so better performance for the same price.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Oct 19, 2018, 15:38 Beamer
 
In Doom, I had the left mousebutton be shoot, right be walk forward, middle be walk backwards. It worked in something like Doom.

When I moved to Duke, I started using the arrow keys to move. In some ways it was successful, as I was the only person I knew circle-strafing (we often played on the school network with 8 people, and it was easy to destroy them.) Problem was, I had to shift the keyboard all the way left so I could easily hit those buttons, and there weren't many useful buttons around it. So I looked for a better choice, and noticed esdf seemed most closely lined up like the arrow keys. Been using them since.

I still stand by esdf. It gives you more buttons to the left of walk forward. wasd doesn't give you enough. Often think rdfg may be even more useful.

But I loved people that didn't mouse, or mouse much, in the Quake games. In college, tons of people played it on the network, but most had no clue what they were doing. People would quit when I joined because they knew I did know, and I could win a game to 10 kills in about a minute and a half. I'd have 10 kills and no deaths, and second place would be 2 kills. They were mostly playing on the keyboard. I thought it made me awesome, but probably made me a jerk - like Wayne Gretzky going to an amateur broomstick ball game and taking out his skates and doing circles around everyone. Yeah, you're better, but you have better equipment, spend way more time doing it, and are ruining a casual game between friends.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Man eats squirrel brains, gets brain disorder and dies. Oct 19, 2018, 10:28 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 10:17:
Squirrels are a popular food in rural Kentucky, where people eat either the meat or the brains but generally not both, Dr. Weisman said. Families tend to prefer one or the other depending on tradition.
Uh, what? I don't know what to say to that...

It's weird to me that it's weird to them not to eat the brains, but to eat the brains AND the meat, as if it needs to be one or the other...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Physics Trailer
4. Re: Star Citizen Physics Trailer Oct 19, 2018, 10:27 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 10:22:
Jesus Christ, who the fuck cares about any of this shit? I mean seriously, how the fuck is this not wasting developer time and money on completely useless shit that is also very taxing on hardware...


I get that people geek out over stuff like this, and get that it's cutting edge and makes the game look more real, and that people will claim it's far more "immersive," but it's not something I'd want to upgrade for. It's a low priority for me. Thus far, games do a good job of avoiding situations that need this fairly seamlessly (for instance, I can only think of one game where a character removed an article of clothing on camera.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
26. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 19, 2018, 10:24 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 10:00:
bigspender wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 07:39:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 23:17:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 13:32:
Battlefield single player campaigns... lol!

An alternate history WWII game would have been so much better, oh well. I'll probably still end up getting BFV eventually.

We have alternate history WW2 games. They're called "Wolfenstein"

A battlefield-sized Wolf game would be great though.

I was somewhat vague, but clearly this is what I mean. a Battlefield game free from the constraints of 'historical realism' or whatever the hell people are expecting from BFV. Aka they should have just made BF2143, but maybe in a couple years.

I have all the new Wolfensteins, and obviously the old ones too. Great in single player, was there even multiplayer? I have no idea.

Completely agree. While nothing would be more dull than just another WW2 game, the changes made here don't feel like enough to get me excited.

Then again, I've never really enjoyed the feel of the BF games, and did some time in 1942 (maybe 10-20 hours, tops), and some time in one of the more recent ones (I think maybe the beta for 3?), so I'm not really the audience they're after.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
23. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 19, 2018, 09:14 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Oct 19, 2018, 08:56:
I don't personally think protagonists in media need to be likeable or relatable. With the popularity of cult classics like 'Pulp Fiction', 'From Dusk til Dawn' and 'The Devil's Rejects' it seems movies about despicable bad guys can be compelling entertainment. I also don't understand why simply because Nazi atrocities actually happened that any media portraying a Nazi protagonist is off limits but maybe that's just me.

As an aside, Jurgen Prochnow, while not specifically a nazi in the movie, was undeniably a sympathetic and honorable protagonist as the WW2 German U-Boat captain in 'Das Boot', one of my favorite films of all time.

Disagreed. People loved the protagonists of Pulp Fiction - you still see them as Halloween costumes. Tell me one person didn't think that Samuel L Jackson was an awesome badass in it. And people really enjoyed George Clooney as the bad guy with heart (and no one liked Tarantino as the idiot bad guy.) And no one liked The Devil's Rejects (ha!), but even that gave motivation and reason to identify with the protagonists.
 
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News Comments > More Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Launch Records
6. Re: More Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Launch Records Oct 18, 2018, 17:42 Beamer
 
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 14:06:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 18, 2018, 13:13:

He's probably just really, really good.
It's more the fact that this is a viable gameplay mechanic. The greatest sniper in human history couldn't do this once, let alone nonstop like a machine gun. I know CoD's are more arcadish than realistic, but this is just taking it to an extreme. Might as well give people magical powers.

People do it in CS, didn't hurt the popularity there. And that's who the audience for this is - people that love CS. Not people that love Sniper Elite.
 
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