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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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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 17, 2018, 14:05 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 13:52:
Or in simple terms. Bully hunters shuts down after being outed as fraud, burning bridges, acting as bullies attacking people. Then threatening the sponsors. A good end, go more socjus garbage.

Except pretty much ever "socjus" criticized the whole thing at least as loudly as people like you did. What do we call you, anyway? Your primary interest in the world is social justice, and you do it from behind a keyboard, so you qualify as a social justice warrior by most definitions.

Except you want to hinder it. Your main goal in life is status quo, and making sure that the current social status quo remains constant. That things remain how you like them, how you personally are comfortable, and what benefits you (even though it's generally clear you don't feel like you benefitted much, or have achieved much, and it's the fault of everyone else.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2018, 13:26 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 13:12:
The trivia question on my Star-Wars-a-day calendar reads: "How many languages does C-3PO speak?" My first thought, being a Star Wars fan, was C-3PO doesn't speak six million languages. In the films, he repeatedly states that he speaks six million forms of communication. Forms of communication aren't languages. I think someone at Disney flubbed up.

Google: "Define language"

the system of communication used by a particular community or country.]

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
32. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 17, 2018, 10:10 Beamer
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 10:04:
Yes Beamer I am quite aware that you do not believe in freedom of speech and do not even appear to understand it (although I suspect you deliberately misunderstand).

NAZIs and criminals still have this freedom. Stopping Facebook from banning someone does not violate any right to free speech and is something I do not have the power to do anyway. What I do have the power to do is not support any businesses that uses excessive censorship, and encourage others to do likewise (although this would be the least of the reasons I have not to use Facebook).

To reinforce my original point - freedom of speech is something you have because you are human. This is the starting point of the conversation not anything about the constitution of the USA.

1) I have a better understanding of it than you do

2) Because I studied it. You just assume there's some inherent right to say whatever you want wherever you want. This is untrue. You somewhat acknowledge this, as I doubt you'd let me walk into your home and follow you around all day, saying that you're a lunatic, but you say Facebook has lost the right to prevent that due to its ubiquitousness. Legally, you have no leg to stand on, but you argue some moral right.

3) You're welcome to not use Facebook.

4) So is Richard Spencer, and anyone else pushing forward Nazi ideals. They have a right to free speech. Facebook has a right to regulate who patronizes its services. Neither of these conflict, outside of in your head, where you make a moral argument that large companies have a moral obligation to let Nazis say that some of their customers are lesser than other customers based on the circumstances of their birth.

No one is sending Spencer to jail, Facebook is just preventing him from spreading his claims that some of their users are inferior due to the color of their skin. I'm sure that, if you owned a business, you'd proudly let Nazis walk in and be rude to your other customers, chasing them away. I'm sure you'd find yourself surrounded solely by Nazis in a short amount of time, yet be happy with the fact that it was a moral victory.

Sorry, if you think telling customers they're no longer welcome to patronize your business after they told other customers of your business that they're inferior is excessive censorship, I just don't know why I respond to you. You place freedom of speech, a moral one not the legal one, above everything else out there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
29. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 17, 2018, 09:25 Beamer
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 08:49:
Probably wasting my time but freedom of speech is a human right - it does not exist because of legislation but, if you believe such things, exists as a right bestowed by simply being human. The constitution of the USA does provide some protections to freedom of speech but does not define that right.

Censorship, which is being discussed here can certainly impact free speech. Due to the size and influence of Facebook this is, arguably, a free speech issue. Like it or not for many people Facebook is the internet and to some extent it has become an electronic public square, but privately owned.

I think it was Chomsky who said you either believe in free speech or you do not. There are many commentators here who do not believe in free speech.

And no, numbnuts, all this does not mean I agree with this Spencer character or like what he stands for.

You'd censor Facebook's speech for Spencer's? They have a right, as all companies do, to say who can and cannot use their services.

Again, Spencer is an actual, Hitler-heiling Nazi. He's done this many times. There are no repercussions to banning him unless you feel that it's a slippery slope issue, in which case what isn't a slippery slope issue?

Furthermore, if we're getting down to slippery slopes, who do you think Facebook can ban? Only people that break the law? Which country's law, given that Facebook has operations in nearly every country by now? If Richard Spencer blocks someone on Facebook, is he limiting their free speech, since they can no longer respond to his speech?
 
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News Comments > Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released
14. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 09:22 Beamer
 
Tearful of DANA also doesn't work.
And I agree, while Wild Hunt is a commonish European folklore concept, it's about tier 2 or tier 3 at best, and not called Wild Hunt in many (if not most) English texts. So it instead sounds like two words that don't go together well and makes the game sound like it's about a bunch of bros smashing beer cans against their forehead as they sit in a deer blind.

Game names are often dumb. One of my favorite games is FTL: Faster Than Light. That's more redundant than using your PIN number for your ATM machine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
23. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 16, 2018, 22:29 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 21:56:
Beamer wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 21:41:
So the actual Nazi is not the actual Nazi.
You guys are ridiculous.

I think you knew that going in. You started off arguing with Timmeh and the others are about the same caliber. There aren't any surprises in this thread.

I don't think they realize it, though.
How do you claim that an actual Nazi is not the actual Nazi in any given situation?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 16, 2018, 21:41 Beamer
 
NicklePop wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 20:43:
Agreed, "leftists" are the actual Nazi's.

Racism (etc) is terrible, but thought and speech control are worse.

Bad ideas die naturally; "Nazi's" impose their ideas through institution and law.

The only speech that should be controlled is the proverbial "yelling fire" in a theater.

So the actual Nazi is not the actual Nazi.
You guys are ridiculous.
 
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