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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
131. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 16:32 Beamer
 
I typically find the whole "you're a sockpuppet/shill" argument moronic and, itself, paranoid, but both those guys do seem to use ellipses repeatedly (as do I, but...) and also seem to be the only people I've seen to put a space not only after, but before.  
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News Comments > Gears of War 4 Released
19. Re: Gears of War 4 Released Oct 12, 2016, 13:08 Beamer
 
Bundy wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 10:03:
Dagnamit wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 23:50:
Xero wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 21:01:
Man that game looks so mediocre, I can't believe it has spawned 3 sequels.

I got banned from Polygon for implying the 9.0 given to it from the review was part of some quid pro quo arrangement, and I'm not even a #gamergate guy. Big time releases are ALWAYS showered with 9/10, 9.0, 9.5! These games are essentially shovelware that's guaranteed to make a profit because of name recognition and the install base. Cover shooters? In 2016? Jesus. PC Gaming Master Race 4 Life.

Polygon will ban anyone who is even a tiny bit critical. They posted an opinion article a while back talking about how Game of Thrones shouldn't have won an Emmy because there was some other show the author liked better. So I commented and said that I was surprised they didn't suggest Supergirl and Flash win an Emmy, given how many articles Polygon writes about those two awful shows. BANNED!

If you don't weed out the people just there to complain, the people that enjoy the community come less frequently and it becomes all complainers.

Someone giving baseless accusations of them being shills because they liked a game he didn't? Why should they keep him around? You complaining that they like TV shows you find awful? Why should they keep you around? You can take your business elsewhere and keep their community for people like them.

Many people on this site have said it would be nice if those just here to say "that sucks, this game sucks, you suck, everything I don't like sucks." They're just doing that. And they need to, given that there's a subreddit basically dedicated to whining about Polygon sucking. Those people could easily overrun the place. Just better to have them take their business elsewhere.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
7. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 12, 2016, 09:18 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 00:44:
Wow, so this explains why the recalls didn't fix it then.... all they did is put a black dot on the package and called it a day. Since how would they change anything when they don't change production?

So as the whole recall a scam?

Where'd you get that from? It wasn't in the article.

Samsung actually replaced the "faulty" batteries with ones from a different supplier. Problem is, the original supplier (a Samsung subsidiary) says the original batteries were to spec and fine, the issue was that the case was too tight and putting undue pressure on the batteries, causing the malfunction. While I haven't seen this verified, this would explain why changing the batteries makes no difference.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
43. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 11, 2016, 18:13 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 17:41:
JediPunisher wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 17:27:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 16:46:
Pence: More religion. More Christianism. More theocracy. Not the American Way.

Just a wild guess... History was not your best subject?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

And this is true to an extent, but a great many of our laws are based upon Christian and puritan ideals.

Just read Griswold v Connecticut, and the following cases, and cringe that it happened in our country in a time that a handful of posters here were alive.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: bright lights Oct 11, 2016, 14:22 Beamer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 14:09:
PSVR's camera and controllers approach feels like they had a huge warehouse full of them from when they failed previously, and they used them instead of better-tracking devices just to dump old stock and not have to invest in new tech.

They could have used Lighthouse tech, putting a single cube up instead of a camera, with controllers that track insanely well, but that would have been something truly NEW. It's an incredibly more precise system, although mirrors and certain fluorescent light bulbs can confuse it. For the incredible precision VR demands, there will always be environmental things that will fuck with it, and people may have to adjust their decorating accordingly.

If Sony doesn't come out with a better-tracking solution by the time Scorpio comes out (along with Oculus Rift support), they're gonna become the VR pariah.

$499.99, including input. Rift and Vive will run you $300 more. Of course it's cheaper and using lesser tech. But, at the price point, it has a higher chance of success.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
36. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 11, 2016, 12:12 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 10:41:
I prefer Pence.

You might as well say "I hate women and science, I think that religion should make all of the laws in this country and trickle down economics is the greatest thing evar!."

None of this is "the American way".

Or, counterpoint, that's exactly the American way, haha.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 11, 2016, 09:15 Beamer
 
Cool article, but...

"Itís a subtle little effect you might not notice if it wasn't there," continues Karis

I'd hope you don't notice things that aren't there.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
47. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 15:37 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 14:49:
Beamer wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:38:
nin wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:14:
I seriously doubt I'll play it when it arrives...they had their chance and blew it.



Why? Is that a "there's no way it will be good enough to waste my time on it" statement or a "I've followed the development of this too closely to play it unless it's the best game ever made" kind of statement?

Often I see people turned off of games they followed closely, because they followed closely. Personally, the best course seems to be just not following development closely.

Your tastes change, and so does your situation. 5 years ago, I loved playing RTS games and long, deep RPGs. Now I barely play either. I prefer shorter, simpler stuff. I know the Witcher 3 is perhaps the best RPG ever made, and right up my alley, but I haven't picked it up because I don't see myself with either the time or motivation to play it.

I get that, which is why I gave nin the benefit of the doubt, but I think many swear they'll never play it due to how annoying the development process has been.

Similar to how some refuse to buy games because of broken promises from the devs. At some point, that's on you, too. In many cases millions of people love these games because they don't pay close attention too soon. If someone is the type to repeatedly swear they won't buy a game because of stuff behind the scenes, maybe best to stop paying attention to the behind the scenes.

I have little interest in SC - I just don't like these types of games. But if it comes out and is great, I may check it out. I haven't really bothered reading these articles so the nonsense is meaningless to me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 10, 2016, 15:35 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 13:31:
They will not make the same mistake with the Note 8. And hopefully they learn to go back to flat screens instead of that bullshit, usability-limiting gimmick of the curved edges, and they bring back a replaceable battery and IR blaster. Those things are the reasons that kept me from jumping on the Note 7. Then the battery issue happened, and it made me glad that I'm picky and don't compromise on my standards.

It isn't usability limiting and isn't a gimmick. It drastically reduces the overall size of the phone. The S7 Edge and iPhone 6+ have basically the same screen, but the S7 Edge is so much smaller.

I will happily keep my curved edge.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2016, 12:40 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 12:12:
That Axanar article was interesting.

And boo Columbus!

And I can't see Tony Hopkins and Ed Harris singing on to do several more seasons of anything. They might do another but I strongly suspect it's a one off.

Though their characters may be, and it's hard to imagine Ed Harris' has a mutli-season arc right now, this is also the meatiest roles either are likely to get. Ed Harris is 65. Anthony Hopkins turns 80 next year. Neither gets starring roles anymore. Anthony Hopkins last major starring role was The Human Stain in 2003, or arguably Hitchcock in 2012. For Harris, work has been more steady but still tapering down considerably. What I recall him from most of late is Snowpiercer, where I think he had 5 minutes of screentime.

Great actors, but at a point where no actors get steady film roles. This show is giving them some meat, particularly Harris.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
9. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 10:38 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:14:
I seriously doubt I'll play it when it arrives...they had their chance and blew it.



Why? Is that a "there's no way it will be good enough to waste my time on it" statement or a "I've followed the development of this too closely to play it unless it's the best game ever made" kind of statement?

Often I see people turned off of games they followed closely, because they followed closely. Personally, the best course seems to be just not following development closely.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Released
10. Re: Mafia III Released Oct 8, 2016, 01:36 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 23:57:
Kosumo wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 21:10:
Way to have an open mind about things .... totally your choice but what if the gameplay is good with some new freshness to it and is a lot of fun? Do you just not play it cos the character you play as in charge of your own mafia is black?

Anyone who is playing want to give us some feed back.

I know that there is some issues currently (locked 30fps and some talking about crashing - that can be true for some and not for others) but the game does still seem interesting to me.

Any views (about the game) good or bad, would be good thanks. (Unless your purple, I don't like my Bluesnews comments from people who are purple )

Right. I can't identify with that anymore than I could playing a chick. Same reason I never got into Tomb Raider or ever played a female toon in an MMO. Wtf does an open mind have to do with anything? I really like some kinds of food, drink, art, etc. and really hate others. Yet, apparently, you as the arbiter of what everyone should and shouldn't like doesn't think that's acceptable. Seig Heil Adolf!

Why do you need to "identify?" I love Mario, does that mean I need to identify with a short, fat plumber? I played Oblivion as an Orc, does that mean I need to identify with an 8 foot tall idiot with neon green skin?

Makes no sense to me. You guys have weird priorities in gaming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Whatís the Longest Humans Can Live- 115 Years, New Study Says. Oct 8, 2016, 01:34 Beamer
 
Wait, you think people lived 400+ years because one single source says so?

One single source that implies dinosaurs used to plow fields for us?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2016, 17:53 Beamer
 
Snapchat has become the predominant way for advertisers to reach spend-happy youth.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed Oct 6, 2016, 14:23 Beamer
 
Return policies are always inconsistent.

I feel like it's an internet/gamer thing to always expect rules to be completely black and white with absolutely no room for human interpretation, but that's not the case and never will be. Not everyone who speeds (or even gets caught speeding) gets a ticket. Not everyone who steps out of bounds in the NFL is called out of bounds. Not everyone who gets a return from Steam will have less than X hours played over Y days.

 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Advertising Investigation
21. Re: No Man's Sky Advertising Investigation Sep 29, 2016, 05:43 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 05:36:
Numinar wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 00:21:
If this lawsuit sticks then there will be no marketing for games until a few months before release.

A lot of stuff gets cut real late, when you realise that a feature just can't be optimised or QA'd properly before release.

I'm pissed at NMS as well, though I believe everything they showed in the game was in it at some stage and possibly they even believed would ship. But time is a cruel mistress and you have to decide to ship late or cut, and they were already super late, maybe even running out of money. Those sandworms and dinosaurs seemed awesome in the trailers, but what can you do.

It's not a lawsuit.

Hello Games is still using bullshit E3 footage "this is what we hope to make" video clips to advertise the game on NMS Steam page.

This isn't a case of cutting content, you would first have to make the content in order to cut it.


This.

Going to their Steam page right now, the first video is the 2014 E3 video. This isn't about them using that pre-release, it's about it being a month or two after release and that being the first thing you see when you go to the Steam page to buy it.
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
39. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 17:43 Beamer
 
dsmart wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 15:42:
Prez wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 15:21:
I don't give a crap about all the drama surrounding Star Citizen - I'm into gaming, not soap operas. That said, having read this article and the one Blue posted last week about the troubled development of SC thus far, I started thinking to myself about all the games with this kind of troubled development cycle that have come out since I've been a gamer. Personally I can't think of one that has been released and even came close to delivering on the original promise of the game. The closest one I can think of is Homefront, but that game was merely average and could have been so much better.

Not one. Not a single one. Ever.

Not entirely true.

But Homefront was terrible.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Sep 27, 2016, 07:14 Beamer
 
shiho wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 04:34:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 08:52:
shiho wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 19:28:
At first I wanted to call the article "clickbait", but then realized what he's actually describing is the gaming's casual/accessbility/removing all challenge/"press the button and something awesome happens" trend.

Pac-Man becoming Pac-Mao is just a small part of it.

There is a weird tendency amongst some to call any article written to be goofy and fun "clickbait." I'm not surprised you're amongst those people.

There's a weird tendency among some to not read a post beyond the first 9 words. But I won't make any assumptions about you and will assume it was an accident.

No, I saw it. You changed your mind after reading it, and decided to interpret it in a way that makes you feel superior.

You still started to get offended at the article based on the headline, which is clearly satirical. Great that you got it after reading it, but that you didn't get it from the headline...
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
162. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 18:57 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 18:44:
Conservative hypocrisy over freedom of speech and their attitude that freedom means "everyone is free to do what *I* want" aside, it's not OK for liberals to censor. But this has nothing to do with Luckey, a hypothetical mob is not censorship.

So what's the difference between people criticising Luckey and people criticising athletes who kneel? Criticising the athletes isn't inherently censorship either. I haven't followed that closely but from what I have read, it seems that while Luckey is being criticised for what he is supporting, the athletes are getting criticised merely for supporting something.

(Obviously I think there are huge differences in the merits and importance in each case too but "it's different because it's different" isn't a great answer.)

(PS. "You don't get to" is an antagonising way to argue. Sorry, but someone had to say it and if it was Orogogus he would sound petty.)

I mostly agree with your PS. But Ogogogus' original point was essentially "your side is doing it and therefore my team isn't." So when I point out that his team is doing it, him coming back and accusing me of using the argument he used is beyond disingenuous.

You can't call someone out pretending they used the argument you used, especially when they're not using it but stopping you from doing it.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
160. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 18:11 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 17:18:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 16:44:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:15:
Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?

I like how Orogogus completely ignored this point and went straight to "It's the liberals man!"

The fact that the opposition is censoring doesn't mean your team isn't doing it, too, when it mobs up. And it looks worse on the side that claims to be tolerant and inclusive. "Nuh-uh, conservatives!" is a crap argument.

No. You don't get to do this. You don't get to do the "stop saying the other team is doing it, too!" card.

You said the liberals are holding back free speech. That would imply only the liberals. I pointed out conservatives are doing it, too.

Meanwhile, it's only the conservatives that have made "free speech" a rallying call. Liberals are not doing this. Liberals understand that, if you do something shitty, people will call you shitty. Only conservatives are trying to rally around the freedom to be as shitty as you want without any repercussions, even if those repercussions are just other people using their own free speech.
 
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