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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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News Comments > Game Reviews
27. Re: Game Reviews May 26, 2017, 10:06 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on May 26, 2017, 04:45:


Someone else already mentioned it: the Prey IP was already dead. It diededed ages ago.

I almost mentioned this when he questioned me about HL3. I remember defending Fallout 3 for the same reason - Fallout was dead. Dead. People were furious over Fallout 3, but if they let the change blind them they'd miss out on a pretty fun game (and even better New Vegas.) But some people were so incredibly angry it was going to first person that they refused to play.

Why? 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.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2017, 10:08 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on May 25, 2017, 07:30:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 21:30:
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 20:01:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 13:15:
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 12:24:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 11:59:
It's more like you buy a Jeep, and a year later they give you a box with new rims in it, which is yours to keep, but tell you that, in order to open the box, you need to buy a key from them.

You forgot the part where after you buy the Jeep, every 100 miles you drive they give you a free box that may have new rims in it.

Right. It could be new rims, or it could be an air freshener. Only $500 to buy the key to find out.

You seem to be missing (ignoring?) my point that they give you loot boxes for free. Not to mention they do not make you buy them, and they provide no in-game advantages. But I'm not here to tell you not to be mad if that makes you happy.

It's not really free, though, right? It's a free opportunity to spend $3. That's what gets me. The whole thing is designed to give someone who may not spend $3 a big reason to. It's stingy.

I have to apologize... I conflated your post with some complaints from another one, and made the assumption we were discussing Overwatch here, not CS:GO. Sorry about that.

Not entirely unfair, given that I'm something around 7 years behind, while similar debates are going on with Overwatch (which, from what little I gather, is pretty fair in its handouts.)

I almost went with Overwatch instead of CS:GO, but remembered I kind of hated class-based fighting in TF2, and imagine I'd be as frustrated with Overwatch. But yeah, their habit of giving you actual rewards seems fun. One of the things I liked in Quake Champions was that, while it's a grind and the rewards were meager, getting actual free rewards was kind of fun.

 
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News Comments > IO Interactive Layoffs
12. Re: IO Interactive Layoffs May 25, 2017, 00:08 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on May 24, 2017, 23:52:
I feel like everyone complaining about the episodic format hasn't actually played the game.

I think that's likely. People complained about the format so they didn't play the game. Nearly everyone on here I've seen that has played it loved it, but I think the format just kept people away.
 
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News Comments > Quarantine Released
3. Re: Quarantine Released May 25, 2017, 00:07 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 24, 2017, 22:30:
Sadly, this is not a remake of the awesome quarantine wherein one drives a taxi cab in a murderous, dystopic future.

Yet another demo I played for at least a dozen hours, though I'd guess much more than that.

I picked up the box at least a half-dozen times at CompUSA, but always felt like the demo fit my cravings enough that I should probably buy something else. Or nothing. Usually walked out with nothing, except maybe a copy of CGW or PCG with a CD full of more demos to spend time on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 23:48 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on May 24, 2017, 21:35:
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 20:01:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 13:15:
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 12:24:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 11:59:
It's more like you buy a Jeep, and a year later they give you a box with new rims in it, which is yours to keep, but tell you that, in order to open the box, you need to buy a key from them.

You forgot the part where after you buy the Jeep, every 100 miles you drive they give you a free box that may have new rims in it.

Right. It could be new rims, or it could be an air freshener. Only $500 to buy the key to find out.

You seem to be missing (ignoring?) my point that they give you loot boxes for free. Not to mention they do not make you buy them, and they provide no in-game advantages. But I'm not here to tell you not to be mad if that makes you happy.

Is there any way to get free keys? I'm not familiar with its business model but a free loot box that can only be opened if you pay $3 sounds very much like a $3 loot box.

I had to look to confirm:

In order to open a weapon case, the player requires a matching key which can be bought in-game or from someone else via the Steam Market.

The general advice seems to be just buy what you want, because otherwise it's gambling and, as with all gambling, the house wins. You'll spend $3 for a key and get a random item almost definitely worth less than a dollar in the store. Or, you can just buy what skin you want for however much it costs. From the looks of things, "factory fresh" skins are often over $8, but one that's marked up (how marked up a skin is is decided at random when it's received) sells for usually under the key price.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 21:30 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 20:01:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 13:15:
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 12:24:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 11:59:
It's more like you buy a Jeep, and a year later they give you a box with new rims in it, which is yours to keep, but tell you that, in order to open the box, you need to buy a key from them.

You forgot the part where after you buy the Jeep, every 100 miles you drive they give you a free box that may have new rims in it.

Right. It could be new rims, or it could be an air freshener. Only $500 to buy the key to find out.

You seem to be missing (ignoring?) my point that they give you loot boxes for free. Not to mention they do not make you buy them, and they provide no in-game advantages. But I'm not here to tell you not to be mad if that makes you happy.

It's not really free, though, right? It's a free opportunity to spend $3. That's what gets me. The whole thing is designed to give someone who may not spend $3 a big reason to. It's stingy.

I was also playing the Quake Champions beta prior. Every time you level up, which happens more frequently, they give you a loot box. For free. With garbage in it because the people behind the game don't seem particularly creative, but still.

That's why is mind-blowing to me. It is literally giving you an opportunity to spend money and acting like it's something you're getting. Anyway, I'm not angry, more just... amazed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 19:39 Beamer
 
Primalchrome wrote on May 24, 2017, 16:58:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 13:15:
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 12:24:
You forgot the part where after you buy the Jeep, every 100 miles you drive they give you a free box that may have new rims in it.

Right. It could be new rims, or it could be an air freshener. Only $500 to buy the key to find out.
Sorry guys...I still don't see the issue. As long as I don't have to store the box in my garage, I'm cool with that. Just don't buy keys. Free Will and all that... I grant you that it does hook into exploiting gambling addiction and all of the hypocrisy that goes into that vs Valve's view of CSGO gambling sites.

Note: I'm not saying the game is bad, I'm saying this aspect is ridiculous. And I'm finding it weird you need to defend it. You find it not ridiculous. It seems like you're neutral on it. Do you nitpick every game review and, even if it's a 9 out of 10, find the one complaint they had and repeatedly say you didn't find it an issue? Is there something about video gamers that it's sacreligious to say anything not 100% positive? I feel like this comes up over and over (same with certain kind of movie fans) - you either have no complaints about something or you'd better expect a fight.

But the aspect is ridiculous. I've never seen another game that makes you pay to enjoy a reward. It literally grants you something, then asks you to pay to use it. Valve has numerous psychologists on staff, and this is what they do. They're well aware many people would never pay $3 for a skin, but $3 for a mystery? A bit more tempting. Give them access to the mystery, though, then ask to pay?

It's cynical and designed to take as much money as possible. The whole game is extremely heavily monetized, to a strange extent for something they charge $20 for. Yes, you can ignore all this. Other than the one key to see what's what, I am ignoring it. But an aspect of a game you have to actively ignore, despite it constantly being in your face (and the entire home screen is dedicated to this, plus the game is constantly reminding you to buy stuff) is a negative. Maybe not a big negative, but seems like enough of one that it's odd to rush to its defense.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews May 24, 2017, 17:35 Beamer
 
I wouldn't care if it were a good game.


Also, original Prey is nothing anyone remembered fondly prior to this Prey, when suddenly it was the best game ever and not a great demo for a super dull game.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews May 24, 2017, 15:36 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 24, 2017, 14:53:
jdreyer wrote on May 24, 2017, 13:36:
Slick wrote on May 24, 2017, 11:14:
Thanks for the posting Blue, this is my Prey review guys, I tear it to shreds!

Hmm, 3000 reviews over at Steam rate it Very Positive. Slick says 'Mediocre.' Who to trust, who to trust...

Also, damn, that was a long review. Nice site, BTW.
You're safe going with the majority that like the game and not the nerds that whine about it not being enough like a crappy game from 2006.

I mean, you've got to pick and choose your battles, and if a game is fun, they can call it The Legend of Halo: Call of MaddenKart and I'd be down so long as it was fun.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 13:15 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 12:24:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 11:59:
It's more like you buy a Jeep, and a year later they give you a box with new rims in it, which is yours to keep, but tell you that, in order to open the box, you need to buy a key from them.

You forgot the part where after you buy the Jeep, every 100 miles you drive they give you a free box that may have new rims in it.

Right. It could be new rims, or it could be an air freshener. Only $500 to buy the key to find out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 11:59 Beamer
 
Primalchrome wrote on May 24, 2017, 11:46:
MCU Spidey movie
Sadly not a fan of the hi tech suit either...no need for Peter to have his own Jarvis. The actor/dialogue/script looks really good, though. Love seeing Michael Keaton back in a big role too!

Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 10:54:
holy hell do they nickel and dime you
You have a fully functional game...and they give you the option to purchase more cosmetic content or access to special events....which funds the creation of more cosmetic content and special events. None of these things have an impact on the actual game you purchased. How are they nickel and diming you again? I have a Jeep, and if I wanted to spend my entire yearly salary plus bonuses, I wouldn't be able to afford all the upgrades and cosmetics possible....but I've never thought that I was being nickel and dimed.

It's more like you buy a Jeep, and a year later they give you a box with new rims in it, which is yours to keep, but tell you that, in order to open the box, you need to buy a key from them.

Any other game with stuff like that, every other game actually, just gives it to you. Yes, you have to grind, but they give it to you. None of this "here's your reward, only $3 to redeem!"

And keep in mind this isn't a F2P game, it costs $20.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 10:54 Beamer
 
The other day I asked for an FPS recommendation, and ended up just going with CS:Go. It was $6.47, and I spent more or less infinite hours playing the old CS betas, then spending some decent time with CS:S, so it was time I tried what is ancient news to some here.

On the plus side, it's CS. It still gnaws at that pleasure center of your brain. And I can still generally be in the top 5 of an 8x8 match, probably with an 80% success rate. I didn't expect that.

On the downside, holy hell do they nickel and dime you. Again, probably old news to all here, but I'm kind of shocked. You can win boxes to open with a random weapon skin, or whatever skin, but while you win the box, you need to spend about $3 on a key. What the hell is the point of giving you a reward that forces you to spend more money (it's an evil genius type thing that only CS can get away with.) Part of me is completely shocked people put up with that.

In about 7 hours of gaming (went really into it on Monday night, doing like 4 hours straight), I've received a weapon skin for a weapon I'd rarely use (though it sells for ~$8 or ~$15, something surprising) via a box I actually bought a key for, another weapon skin for free for a weapon I'll never use, and graffiti. Unlike old CS, where you import your own graffiti, you have to win graffiti here. Which makes it pointless. Even worse, it has limited uses. I've never once seen anyone spray anything (which I'm fine with, but why even have it?)

And last night an "Operation" launched. I guess you need to pay $5.99 and you get some missions (sounds not fun), some opportunities to win opportunities to buy keys, and some opportunities for gloves. And a coin. WTF is the point of a coin?

I mean, it's CS, I'm having fun, but the level of greed and stinginess is completely shocking to me. I've never seen anything like it. At least, anything successful. Oh, and side note - worst bots I've seen in a professional game.
 
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