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Signed On Jan 9, 2003, 00:22
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News Comments > BioShock Remastered Trailer
12. Re: BioShock Remastered Trailer Aug 10, 2016, 06:49 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 23:09:
Im sorry, but this kind of gouging just pisses me off to no end. This is a game that should be free to all who purchased their game to begin with. Im getting tired of the so called remastering just to try and make a quick buck from us again.

Why should it be free?

These remasters are typically outsourced, which makes sense, as the original dev teams often no longer exist so far later. Which means the publisher is paying a new team to make it.

Shouldn't that new team be paid?

Your old version works just fine. You can still play. This is shinier and new. When a movie you own on DVD comes out on BluRay, do you get the BluRay for free? Of if a movie you saw in theaters in 2006 gets rereleased, do you get to go for free?
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within and Rage Sequels Possible
27. Re: The Evil Within and Rage Sequels Possible Aug 9, 2016, 18:18 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 17:49:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 14:51:
Beamer wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 12:50:
I still have Rage, in the shrink wrap, for the 360, which is in a closet. Some days I consider hooking it up for Rage. Then I realize I'd probably just replay RDR instead.

As I get older, I feel I replay the same games more often and try new ones less often. As I just joked about in another thread, why play a new game when I have so much more FTL to play? I recently redid Dishonored. This gets my attention more than shinywiszzbangthing 2016.

Speaking of, I'm kind of craving 5 skulling OMD1/2 again.

Yeah, after work and after family at night, I don't have a lot of energy to learn something new. So I often fall back to something I've already played. Also games that are more chill. FTL is one. Defense Grid is another. SupCom with the speed turned down a bit. BL2. Civ. These are all games I can chill out with for an hour or so before bed, sometimes with a beer. I wonder if NMS will enter that pantheon.

All that being said, I do intend to pick up and learn a couple of games this year: Stardew Valley and Rimworld. And next year after they've improved it some more, Stellaris.

Have you checked out Space Engineers (Survival) yet? That is a time suck. With the different modules (conveyors, connectors, sorters, refineries, assemblers, ships, etc.), programmability of various modules, etc., there is so much to learn and do.


This is high on my list. So is Prison Tycoon or whatever, which I bought like 3 steam sales ago and never installed.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Vanguard Video
9. Re: LawBreakers Vanguard Video Aug 9, 2016, 18:16 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 16:36:
Beamer wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 12:46:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 02:46:
* crickets *

"We want old school games, not this MOBA crap, not all this competition crap!"

CliffyB makes that game.

*crickets* and/or "CliffyB is a douche!"

I mean, yeah, the marketing for this does scream CliffyB, but it looks kind of fun. Like Battlewhatever, or whatever Randy Whoseitwhatits game was, this will probably be steamrolled by that Blizzard game, but it still looks unique (with a generic art style.)

I can't see myself playing, though. Too little time, too much FTL.

* Beamer leans back in his chair bathed in the blue glow of the monitor. He clicks the mouse and mainlines another hit of FTL. He knows it will be another 24 hours before he logs into the forum again to check the threads. Pausing, his eyes only half opened, he smiles broadly. *

I'm on a roll! I started playing again randomly last week, and have done maybe 6 playthroughs in that time and won 5 of them. Unlocked the Crystal Cruiser, finally, and have wins with every unlocked ship... but still have a few variants yet unlocked. All on Easy, which at this point I see no challenge in yet find satisfying enough to not want to be challenged.
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within and Rage Sequels Possible
17. Re: The Evil Within and Rage Sequels Possible Aug 9, 2016, 12:50 Beamer
 
I still have Rage, in the shrink wrap, for the 360, which is in a closet. Some days I consider hooking it up for Rage. Then I realize I'd probably just replay RDR instead.

As I get older, I feel I replay the same games more often and try new ones less often. As I just joked about in another thread, why play a new game when I have so much more FTL to play? I recently redid Dishonored. This gets my attention more than shinywiszzbangthing 2016.

Speaking of, I'm kind of craving 5 skulling OMD1/2 again.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Vanguard Video
5. Re: LawBreakers Vanguard Video Aug 9, 2016, 12:46 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 02:46:
* crickets *

"We want old school games, not this MOBA crap, not all this competition crap!"

CliffyB makes that game.

*crickets* and/or "CliffyB is a douche!"

I mean, yeah, the marketing for this does scream CliffyB, but it looks kind of fun. Like Battlewhatever, or whatever Randy Whoseitwhatits game was, this will probably be steamrolled by that Blizzard game, but it still looks unique (with a generic art style.)

I can't see myself playing, though. Too little time, too much FTL.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2016, 09:35 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 09:23:
According to local TV station KSHB, however, “more than one water park guest” said the harnesses on the ride were not working Sunday.

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Did you watch the video? The raft peaks at a very slow speed. Non-functional harnesses are obviously a huge issue, but in order for a kid to get catapulted off it would have to be a very different ride than the one in the video in the link. Maybe weight differences?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 5, 2016, 13:26 Beamer
 
LiTh wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 13:16:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 20:17:
LiTh wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 03:30:
They're expensive, but nothing beats a Subzero or Viking
Why? I looked into Subzero before and as far as I could tell it was just an image thing, like owning a Ferrari...

Ferrari's are hand built and one of the most dependable cars ever built for anyone with experience with them. So ...try again?

I don't know about dependable, but yeah, it was an odd comment. Ferraris objectively are among the absolute best sportscars.

While there are diminishing returns for most luxury items, Ferraris are somewhat outside of that as there are few options for the performance outside of the price range. Had he said Rolex', I'd somewhat agree, but even then it's something hand built that lasts several lifetimes, though you can get something handbuilt cheaper, can get mechanical even cheaper, and can get a $15 Casio that keeps time better.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Details
4. Re: Dishonored 2 Details Aug 5, 2016, 12:48 Beamer
 
I redid Dishonored a few weeks back. For the most part, I replayed exactly as I did the first time around. I did it the first time in, I dunno, 2012?, on the 360. This time on the PC.

I used the exact same powers. Funny, to me, how little I enjoy some of them. I blinked endlessly, used Dark Vision a good amount, and I occasionally turned into rats, but I never used Wind, I very rarely raised rat swarms (twice, I think, not counting the half dozen times I'd meant to mind control a rat and instead raised a swarm), and I never once bent time.

And I ended up high chaos both times. The first playthrough, something went wrong at the party and I slaughtered everyone. Everyone. This playthrough, I tried so hard to not be high chaos. After the first mission I usually had 4-8 dead bodies and maybe 1-3 found. However, in the first mission I think I had 44 dead bodies, so... yeah, never recovered from that. Learning curve!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
22. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 4, 2016, 13:47 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 08:44:
NetHead wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 21:58:
Curious why videos are often linked to the videosift.com website since they're always just Youtube videos?

This was covered months ago.



Yup, I despise Videosift, which offers no value to me and needlessly complicates the screen with additional videos and elements of constantly shifting sizes, but I'd asked Blue about it and his explanation for why he links there and his explanation is reasonable and honestly makes more sense than otherwise, given how he runs his site.
 
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News Comments > Spicy Horse Studios Closing
31. Re: Spicy Horse Studios Closing Aug 2, 2016, 06:55 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 05:03:
Hey everybody I'm going to work from a tree fort from now on. Please send me money so I can accomplish this. Don't worry its not a life of luxury, living in a tree fort is harder than you might think.

Don't forget that you're laying off most of your staff. Maybe they can help contribute to your tree fort.
 
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News Comments > Spicy Horse Studios Closing
28. Re: Spicy Horse Studios Closing Aug 1, 2016, 22:05 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 19:08:
Beamer wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 11:46:
nin wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 07:06:
bliblob wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 00:43:
You seem to resent the fact he has worked hard and made a success of himself.

What exactly has he worked hard and been successful at? All I see are flops since 2000: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_McGee#Games

I agree with the guy, he has worked hard and made a success of himself.

Which is why him asking us to donate our money to his leisure life is shitty.

But Beamer, why are you so lazy? Get out there and do something with your life man.

Listen, Sepharo. I'm tired of working. If every BluesNews poster gave me just $20 a month, I'd be able to spend the rest of my life sailing around foreign countries and occasionally spitting out some iPhone "game." It's win-win for you! I'll have Sarah McLaughlin do a commercial for me.

In all seriousness, I'm not the type of guy complaining about all of this (we all know who is.) When some big name comes out seeking Kickstarter money for his game, or movie, I don't complain. When creating something like that, we shouldn't expect the creator to bear 100% of the risk just because he's made some money. Usually that risk is nearly all he's earned.

But here? This isn't American seeking money for a project, it's him seeking money for his retirement. I pay into Social Security (which I somewhat suspect he no longer gets, as I doubt he's been paying American income tax in his time abroad, considering he isn't returning), I'm not paying into American McGee Security.
 
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News Comments > Spicy Horse Studios Closing
26. Re: Spicy Horse Studios Closing Aug 1, 2016, 11:46 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 07:06:
bliblob wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 00:43:
You seem to resent the fact he has worked hard and made a success of himself.

What exactly has he worked hard and been successful at? All I see are flops since 2000: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_McGee#Games

I agree with the guy, he has worked hard and made a success of himself.

Which is why him asking us to donate our money to his leisure life is shitty.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Into the Black Jul 31, 2016, 19:17 Beamer
 
DarkCntry wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 16:17:
As an American that uses the chips, I haven't noticed a big difference in the time it takes to authorize a chip opposed to authorizing a stripe. Maybe a couple of seconds (not the 10+ they say in the article) here and there, but overall I don't seem to see something that slows down check-outs except the non-educated employees/customers, which honestly is a problem.

I will admit that I do have an issue where it's not consistent at who accepts the chip and who doesn't...to the point where I have to go "swipe or insert?"

The other oddity for me is that I've never had to sign with my cards as the ones I use (Wells Fargo and Chase, two of the largest out there) use PINs, so it seems weird that the article states the opposite is common.

It's definitely over 10 seconds for me. I counted 25 at the CVS last night.
 
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News Comments > Spicy Horse Studios Closing
23. Re: Spicy Horse Studios Closing Jul 31, 2016, 11:49 Beamer
 
bliblob wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 01:35:
Beamer wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 06:59:

I was wondering why this got bumped. Someone new joined just to talk about how deserving American is of our money for his dream.

Interesting.

Yes, it is interesting. I joined in order to correct the rubbish that people post on forums, not to talk about how deserving American is or isn't.

Misinformation is how untruths and rumours start, and unless someone challenges it people will go away thinking he's a lucky person who lives on a 'giant fucking yacht'. This statement was based on personal bitterness, not fact.

Nothing wrong with challenging BS. Reckon some forum users would benefit from doing the same instead of filling their heads with untruths.

So, we shouldn't mock the guy deciding to walk away from a career in which he'd have numerous lucrative employment options to go sail around the world on a 36ft yacht and wants us to fund it?

A guy that made more in his career than many here combined?
Gotcha. That's "BS" and "untruths."

Happy you joined to correct us in how absolutely horrible we are in thinking that American McGee asking us to donate part of our salaries each month so that he can live his dream, despite already having run several development studios, which is already the dream for most here.


 
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News Comments > PC Disney Infinity to Cease Working
14. Re: PC Disney Infinity to Cease Working Jul 30, 2016, 10:06 Beamer
 
Bub wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 07:26:
Stunt Island all over again.

I bought Stunt Island and played it for years, at least until Disney stopped selling/supporting it, so when I saw INfinity come out, I remembered what Disney did with SI, so I steered clear of Infinity.
It looked like a lot of fun, but way too proud in price for the short life span of the game.

I don't think you mean Stunt Island, which was a one-off, boxed product in 1992 and didn't have any DLC or require (or even support) any outside support from the studio.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
190. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 29, 2016, 09:04 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 08:29:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 00:31:
My Win10 desktop after a couple days work so far:

https://postimg.org/image/eu4hdsddj/

Clean.
Except for that ugly ass excuse for a start menu that takes up 28% of the screen.

But it's only open when you click to open it, and you only click to open it when you need it, and if it's getting him to what he wants faster...
 
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News Comments > Spicy Horse Studios Closing
21. Re: Spicy Horse Studios Closing Jul 29, 2016, 06:59 Beamer
 
bliblob wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 04:39:
Oh, this is SOOOO boring. You want a 'giant fucking yacht', go look up super-yachts. His boat is 36ft and probably cost less than your car. You can pick up a 36ft yacht for under $10,000. How is living on a small boat instead of a house being a 'greedy cunt'? Get some perspective and stop spreading misinformation. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

From what I understand this bloke had a real shitty upbringing, if that makes you feel any better. He just got off his ass and made something of himself. If slagging him off makes you feel good, well done, but it ain't gonna change the fact he's got balls to go do stuff that you can only dream about. Hating him for it on a public forum only demonstrates how sad you must be with your own lot. Get over yourselves.

Jealousy is an ugly trait, and you're proof of just how ugly it is.


I was wondering why this got bumped. Someone new joined just to talk about how deserving American is of our money for his dream.

Interesting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Counter-Strike: GO event pulled from German TV after Munich attack Jul 28, 2016, 18:08 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 16:27:
The article doesn't specify, it just says it has been pulled. It's probably sensitivity, or avoiding criticism for perceived insensitivity, rather than scapegoating.

Is de Maiziere taken seriously? Apparently this isn't the first time he has complained about computer games.

I'd be 99% certain it's sensitivity.

But, one of the largest sensitivities is gamers sensitivities over gaming. I mean, we've been down that road before, but anything that can be perceived as a slight to games is immediately taken as one by some people. I know some that think the media has a deliberate slander campaign against Pokemon Go because it's a video game...
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
181. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 28, 2016, 18:06 Beamer
 
I always find the amount of people that use the Start menu baffling. I use it exclusively for the Snip Tool (the single best thing Microsoft ever invented. Or "invented.")

Games? Launched either from a desktop icon, of which I have about 8, or from Steam. Steam mostly destroyed my need for a Start menu.

On the rare occasion I need cmd or something, I just... type it into Cortana. Also the only time I use Cortana. So much quicker than navigating the 18 deep Start levels it gets put into by default.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Counter-Strike: GO event pulled from German TV after Munich attack Jul 28, 2016, 12:18 Beamer
 
I can't get in to read the article. Is it scapegoating, or is it just sensitivity. When terrorism strikes happen, certain forms of media are always pushed. Hollywood will delay films that have similar acts in them, not because they are being scapegoated, but because the timing makes them look like jerks.

Airing a game featuring people playing as terrorists, running around shooting people and blowing things up could fall into that same category very easily. People here may think it's dumb, but you can see how it would be viewed as ill-advised timing.
 
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