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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2018, 09:21 Beamer
 
Asmodai wrote on Oct 6, 2018, 20:06:
The article re: the hoaxed gender studies papers was just fucking pure 100% gold...

I particularly love this retort.

“What strikes me about stunts like this is their fundamental meanness,” Sean Carroll, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, wrote on Twitter. “No attempt to intellectually engage with ideas you disagree with; just trolling for lulz.”

Seriously, people have tried engaging for years. Misogynist, homophobe, transphobe, islamaphobe is the standard response. As for mean? Seriously? All men are rapists, all men are oppressors? 'Not all' is a cop out? Masculinity bad! /facepalm

Best bit was when they quoted Mein Kampf and changed certain bits so it related to feminist studies rather than Hitler stuff and it was fucking lauded as brilliant...

Another classic was a paper done in 6 hours that was based on an online "emo teen" poetry generator which was cleaned up and presented as the musing of a bitter feminist.

When the peers reviewing the paper are so ignorant and ideologically misguided that they think Hitler's thoughts transmuted to feminism are great, you know there's something very wrong going on. Boghossian and co. intend to do more of this sort of thing. I think they will have a slightly harder time now they've fired shots across the bow, but I'm confident they'll still be able to get some glorious tripe legitimately published.
How can anyone engage with you when even here you put out strawman arguments that show how offended and fragile you are? You intentionally read "all" when it isn't said just so you can be angry and discredit ideas without considering them. Changing your world view is impossible. You see things as you knew they to be as a child and any notion otherwise you just discredit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2018, 19:59 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 17:31:
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 15:31:
Jesus Christ, SJWism is completely out of control. I bought a pair of cheap watch case openers off Amazon. In the pic they're distinctly different sizes - one smaller, one larger. However what they sent me are the exact same size. The only difference are the handle colors - one yellow, one black. So I said the photo was misleading and that either the yellow or black one was no good and I wouldn't rec buying from these people. Then I get an automated reply from Amazon telling me the review is rejected because it's offensive. Fucking seriously? Rolleyes

It might shed light on the situation if you posted the contents of the review?

I'm guessing something along the lines of "the black is bad." Yet it's the SJWs fault, not the fault of racist assholes for posting so much racist shit on Amazon that they have to put an automated filter out there to prevent it. Typical Cutter.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG.com
26. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG.com Oct 5, 2018, 18:04 Beamer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 17:35:
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 10:14:
Self-righteous pirates are like anti-vaxxers. They think their actions don't harm anyone when, in reality, their actions make all of our lives more difficult.

Another fucking apologist for corporate criminals, why not just bend over and give your rights and freedoms away you ignorant faggot.

Over the last 20 years I've watched subhuman anti intellectual ingrates on this sites give up ownership and control of game software so now they can be "turned into services" and now we have to pay for shit that used to be free and came with PC games like level editors and whatnot. Thanks to moronic corporate ball suckers like you. The games we pay for can literally be turned off and broken at the whim of corporations because they've taken part of the code hostage on their servers thanks to moronic fucksticks like yourself.


And here comes the homophobia from the guy who thinks he's entitled to steal anything he wants just because it has DRM. You didn't make the game. Now you're not even paying for it. You have no rights to it, at all. Shut up, you're a thief, nothing more. Plenty of people are, frankly, but only the worst of the worst think they're better for doing it, that they're the ones that are good in this situation.

But no good person, no one with the high ground in anything, calls people the f word. You're a horrid lost cause.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2018, 18:04 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 17:06:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 13:32:
The terraces on the back (I'm assuming it is the back, might be the side) of the Netflix building are pretty cool. Nice looking building. Not sure why they bought it though, standard corporate practice is to lease space not own it. Generally they think it is better to have your capital available for more profitable investments...

A corporate HQ in such a overpriced area is 100% representation and 0% investment. Or rather it's a PR investment I guess?

Always wondered why companies pick such expensive avenues, game developers in particular (Star Citizen anyone??)

1) It attracts talent. People would rather work in a bright, new, shiny facility somewhere cool than something harder to get to (or find food at), or something darker and dingier. Maybe they don't appreciate it after 6 months, but it wows them in an interview

2) It also wows any potential clients or partners you bring in

3) It's also convenient for work you're doing. If your partners are nearby, you can get to them for meetings, or to drop in on set or the editing bay, much quicker and therefore much more often
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG.com
20. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG.com Oct 5, 2018, 10:14 Beamer
 
Self-righteous pirates are like anti-vaxxers. They think their actions don't harm anyone when, in reality, their actions make all of our lives more difficult.

Pirates that acknowledge the damage they're doing are a different story.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2018, 07:56 Beamer
 
Drath71 wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 07:10:
"Cannabis 'more harmful than alcohol' for teen brains"

Holy crap, how did this one slip through? Someone quickly bury this.

We've spent waaaay too much time and money trying to convince people that pot is a wonder drug to allow this. Nope nope it has no negative side effects at all, only good ones. If it hurts you, you're not doing it right. Only cigarettes cause cancer. Quick pass those laws! There's no proof. Is this a right wing publication? Please don't let it show up on CNN...wait what am I saying *laugh*

Except no one advocates it be legal for teens?

You're swinging the pendulum back the other way, which seems equally bad, unless you like spending trillions in a losing "war" and incarcerating hundreds of thousands of non-violent people.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG.com
16. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Free on GOG.com Oct 5, 2018, 07:22 Beamer
 
"IP law is out of control, so I am entitled to any game I want for free, when I want it!"

I don't buy for a second that any pirate buys every game he pirates when the price comes down to his liking. In any case, the adult thing, responsible thing, decent thing to do is play the game when it hits the price you want, not pirate it until it does.

The same people bemoan studios closing, but don't realize how this feeds it. They bemoan DRM, but don't realize it's the download numbers they contribute to that leads studios to spend so much time and effort finding more effective DRM.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2018, 15:05 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on Oct 4, 2018, 12:36:
Beamer wrote on Oct 4, 2018, 12:19:
I found RDR pretty much captivating. Marsden was a great character, and I even enjoyed that early-on wagon ride you take with your boss, talking to her about random gibberish, because it was well written and so well acted.

I think my only true complaint was how many times I had to see the cutscene for skinning an animal and/or looting.

There's a nice tip for this. You ride to the dead animal and dismount your horse and you will be able to skin it with no animation.

Funny. I could tell something prevents it from triggering that, but could never find a repeatable action to prevent it consistently. Hopefully it's not in the new one, but consoles' gonna console.

Regarding that GMC MotorHome, I'm guessing you're more likely than many here to remember the Hess Truck version? Looking at Google, it was the 1980 Hess Truck (odd that it was after it was canceled, but it was one of the more substantial toys I had as a very, very young kid.)
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Oct 4, 2018, 14:22 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Oct 4, 2018, 13:48:
Meanwhile, another study done some years ago "confirmed" that it's the element of COMPETITION, not violence, that makes gamers aggressive. (i.e. - A close FIFA 18 match will create the same aggressive tendencies as a round of Call of Duty.) You need look no further than real-world soccer game riots and adults fist fighting at Little League games, two completely non-violent sports, to know this is a blatant fact.

Still, any so-called "study" is going to be flawed either way because I've been playing competitive and violent video games for 30 years and I very rarely even have so much as a mildly heated discussion, let alone show any behavior that would be considered even remotely "aggressive".

This post, however, is definitely so-called "aggressive."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Here's how much fast food Americans are eating Oct 4, 2018, 14:21 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Oct 4, 2018, 14:01:
They mean SOME Americans. Really fucking tired of the blanket accusations, lumping everyone together without precedent. Just because you see one <insert race name here> person robbing a store, doesn't mean that everyone of that race is a thief. I very seldom eat fast food. Maybe 2 or 3 times a month, if that, and even when I do, I choose the lower calorie options when possible. (Water instead of soda, small fries instead of medium or large, single cheeseburger instead of double, for example.) To the dumbasses on the Communist News Network who presented this information, don't fucking throw me in with the lard-asses of this nation who can't make decent life decisions, you moronic fucks.

I think everyone knows they mean SOME Americans, not each one individually.

Snowflake.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2018, 12:19 Beamer
 
I found RDR pretty much captivating. Marsden was a great character, and I even enjoyed that early-on wagon ride you take with your boss, talking to her about random gibberish, because it was well written and so well acted.

I think my only true complaint was how many times I had to see the cutscene for skinning an animal and/or looting.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Oct 4, 2018, 09:38 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 4, 2018, 09:20:
Most boring hotwheels track...

I mean, yeah, the only measure of success for this was length, so they were going for distance and stability only.

It's like tantric sex - it goes on an impressive length of time, but usually has less actual excitement than a normal 15 minutes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 4, 2018, 08:34 Beamer
 
I kind of disagree. Coverage of this has been on literally every news site, including Blues. You couldn't open a web browsing tab in most browsers without seeing mention of it.

You'd have to have walled yourself off entirely, not just from partisan news, but from any news.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 3, 2018, 14:10 Beamer
 
Guys, seriously, he's a Pizzagater. His opinions are among the most warped here. He thinks the most truthful source of information is an anonymous 4chan account:

Linthat22 wrote on May 13, 2018, 19:52:
You guys must not follow the latest Q drops.

He doesn't care about credibility or accountability, he just wants opinions that fit his world view, make him feel special, make him feel like the victim and that his own failures are due to powers beyond his control, and anyone contradicting this is out to get him and has an agenda that his anonymous, uncredible, unaccountable god doesn't have.

Or we're being trolled and I'm the dumb one.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Author Demands Additional Royalties
47. Re: The Witcher Author Demands Additional Royalties Oct 3, 2018, 13:33 Beamer
 
christheshitter wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 11:17:
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 08:40:
christheshitter wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 08:35:
Flatline wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 20:43:
christheshitter wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 16:34:
Really i can't believe everyone is so down on the Witcher games. The Witcher games are the most overrated games in history.

They are assboring!

It's sad that you kids don't know good games from bad games.

Username checks out. Shitty troll is shitty.

You seem to lack a brain or haven't hit puberty yet. Go and play your silly CoD and Witcher crap or go to bed. You don't seem to know any better.
Looking through your post history, you mention puberty an awful lot.
Which is ironic, given that your aggro stance and immediate aggression towards anyone that likes something you don't closely resembles an argument by 11 year olds during recess. It's like right out of that Mortal Kombat scene in Billy Madison.

At some point, you've got to learn that not every game is made for you. That people have different ideas of fun, and not every game is aimed at yours. Life is a lot easier when you see a game you dislike, or a movie, or a comic book, or whatever, and just shrug and realize it's made for a different audience.

Unfortunately, culture in 2018 seems to be largely wide groups of people struggling for the first time to accept that not everything is tailored to their tastes.

It seems it goes the other way around. It seems that the Witcher fanatics can't phantom that there are people who doesn't like the Witcher-series whilst played them all.

Neither of the Witcher games had any original stories too boot. Human, elfs and dwarfs fighting each other. Yea we haven't heard that before.

And I just like me some heated discussion

See, but here's the thing: no one here was aggressive. No one said "anyone who dislikes The Witcher 3 is a prepubescent boy and not a real gamer!"

You came in here and started putting everyone down. Calling them less than you for enjoying a game more than you did.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2018, 12:27 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 11:47:
Retired wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 10:33:
Here's how much fast food Americans are eating. Too much.

Been saying this for almost 20 years. I truly believe the majority of health problems in kids and young adults can be linked to the consumption of processed and fast food. Generation X has the sickest kids with heavily over prescribed medications. Our bodies were never meant for that stuff.

It's all true. The majority of disease and illness that humans suffer from is caused or exacerbated by food choices. Sugar and corn syrup are subsidized to make them cheaper. Instead, they should be taxed like alcohol and tobacco. The factory farmed meat we eat is nothing like what our ancestors ate: it's cheaper and more fatty, so we eat a lot more than our ancestors. Add to that our sedentary lifestyles, and it's a recipe for illness and poor health.

Yup, processed food and refined sugars. Which is declining to an extent - look at the huge financial troubles companies like Campbell's and General Mills are facing as no one wants to eat their sugary, processed "food."

But sugar hides in everything these days. If you're buying something premade, it has sugar in it.

Of course, I gained like 15lbs moving to NYC and eating so much takeout. It isn't sugar there, it's butter. So much better. Everything has butter! But it's so good!
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 3, 2018, 11:45 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 11:20:
Factorio? Don't know if any of those guys had previous experience in the industry.

There will definitely be exceptions, but they will be few. The Factorio guys, at least, were experienced software engineers prior, maybe not in games, but they did have people paying them for their coding and design.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack Next Week
11. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack Next Week Oct 3, 2018, 11:35 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 11:08:
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 10:49:

But I'll give all of that up to get rid of some of the really awful parts of the original X-COM. Most notably, inventory management (I never had enough clips on my ships, and late-game base defense always had 90% of my guys running around with assault rifles without clips while 4 guys actually had loaded heavy plasmas), and not having to deal with the clunky UI.

Yeah you had to manage your inventory, and that includes things from how many clips you have, to how well your base is built and defended. I attribute that part to the magic. The much bigger research tree, more bases, air combat (while simple, also a lot of fun and plenty of stuff to research to make it better) much deeper and more significant strategic layer, etc. etc. etc.

Some people hated all of that stuff, and were much happier with the leaner remakes. I for one look forward to a tactical/strategic game that brings most of that back. Hopefully Phoenix Point is that game.

The issue wasn't inventory management, it was engine limitations. Odds are your base had hundreds of clips, but the engine only allowed you to bring 256 items, or whatever the limit was. It didn't prioritize these sensibly, so it would first give you the early guns you had laying around and hadn't sold, then it would give you the new guns, then it would give you clips. Since clips were at the bottom of the list, but the time it got to clips there'd be very little room left. Even though your base had hundreds of clips, only 4 or 5 would make it into the combat screen.

The solution was to constantly go in and sell guns, to make certain you didn't end up with tons of empty guns in that scenario, but this ended up being a huge hassle in late-game, as you were loaded anyway, you were gaining 15+ guns each battle, and you had more than enough clips for anything you wanted to do. Inventory management was about fighting engine limitations instead of having a gameplay function.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack Next Week
5. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack Next Week Oct 3, 2018, 10:49 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 10:37:
JoeNapalm wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 10:30:
GinRummy wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 10:26:
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 10:19:
I've been holding off on WotC until a steep sale. Unsure why, loved XCOM, loved the expansion, loved XCOM 2 (though maybe less), and am excited for this, but always felt it was a pretty high priced expansion. Maybe this will get me off my butt.
I've been doing the same. 40 bucks is a lot and I hadn't wanted to play the game again yet when it was released, but that's itch is growing now. A half-price sale would pull the trigger for me, and this bonus helps. Is there a Steam Halloween sale?

If it helps at all, WoTC is more like XCOM 2.5 than an expansion.

-Jn-

Yeah this pretty much. It is kind of corny though. Over the top B movie corny. Not that this series has ever been that serious, but I miss some of that horror feel from the legacy games.

With that said I put so many hours into these remakes, that Im kind of loath to play them again. Especially as the more you play them the more you realise that they do miss some of that magic that the originals had.

Im very much looking forward to Phoenix Point, but it still seems a long way off.

I generally attribute that magic to two things: 1) the neverending swarm of soldiers, given that even a successful mission would probably result in 2-3 casualties, 2) the relatively rudimentary graphics and sound leaving us to fill in a lot of blanks in our heads in a way that modern graphics really don't allow (also why Doom was so much more terrifying.)

But I'll give all of that up to get rid of some of the really awful parts of the original X-COM. Most notably, inventory management (I never had enough clips on my ships, and late-game base defense always had 90% of my guys running around with assault rifles without clips while 4 guys actually had loaded heavy plasmas), and not having to deal with the clunky UI.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack Next Week
1. Re: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tactical Legacy Pack Next Week Oct 3, 2018, 10:19 Beamer
 
I've been holding off on WotC until a steep sale. Unsure why, loved XCOM, loved the expansion, loved XCOM 2 (though maybe less), and am excited for this, but always felt it was a pretty high priced expansion.

Maybe this will get me off my butt.
 
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