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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Sarah Connor's Briefs Jul 24, 2018, 17:25 Beamer
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 15:34:
I read that FOX had to choose between Dollhouse and Sarah Connor Chronicles for cancellation. They decided to axe SCC.

It's more complicated than that, and like many things, comes down to rights. Fox didn't own the rights to the show, so they were less interested in continuing to buy it. Warner Brothers owned the rights, but only to the characters exclusive to the show. They had their Terminator movie coming out around the same time, and just wanted to fund it long enough to create hype for that show. The company that owned the actual franchise went bankrupt and got bought by someone else, who didn't have much interest in a show that wasn't doing so well, anyway, and instead wanted a new trilogy.

The show wasn't doing well enough for anyone to fight for it when its ownership was spread across so many companies.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2018, 17:19 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 15:52:
Cheerful stat of the day:

Price of a loaf of bread:
1977: $0.32
2016: $1.96

Median income, ages 25-34:
1977: $34,000
2016: $34,000


I'm not sure where you got those numbers, but according to the Census Bureau young adults are making $2,000 less today than 1980, inflation adjusted.

What's scary is that there are only a handful of states where they're making more. The entire East Coast minus FL, GA, and PA, plus the entirety of New England. Plus Hawaii, and, for some odd reason, South Dakota.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 24, 2018, 13:12 Beamer
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 24, 2018, 09:28 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 09:04:
MrBone wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 07:55:
Wow. You got triggered. Relax and take a deep breath.
nah, just quoted from the article

You should use the quote tags, haha.

Anyway, Cernovich is an admitted date rapist and the lowest of the low, but what he dug up on Gunn was surprising and, frankly, shocking that it hadn't been deleted.

What he dug up on Harmon is not shocking, fits who Harmon is, and fits what Adult Swim is. It's no worse, maybe better, than the short that launched Rick and Morty (which is terrible and not in the tiniest bit funny. How it became R&M is anyone's guess), and if Adult Swim had to ban people for jokes in poor taste, it'd have no one to run things. It's all a matter of what the bad taste was and when.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 24, 2018, 08:56 Beamer
 
LarryLaffer wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 08:48:
I don't see myself buying a streaming game device.

Laffman

Can't imagine you'll have a choice. Put yourself in the shoes of a dev for a moment. Microsoft and Sony both go streaming-only. You no longer need to worry much about hardware. You build for the streaming system, which is likely the same for both. Their software is a wrapper that converts from the console to the server. All you do is map input in there and you've ported.

Now you look at the PC. Development was always fairly easy on the other two, as they're known hardware, and you just simplified it even more. And it works (assuming it works.) Everyone has the same experience, same graphics, same latency, and is happy. But on the PC, that's currently not true. Some people have better graphics than others, giving them a potential advantage. Some people don't have good enough computers to play your game. More importantly, you need to QC for hundreds of hardware combos. Work you didn't do on the console side at all, now that it streams.

Do you do all that work, put in that time, effort, resources, and money, not even knowing it if will pay off? Or do you use the exact product going out to consoles and just apply a PC wrapper?

Then, everyone is playing the same product. They have the same experience. When new versions go out, when things get tweaked, you know it goes out to everyone. Usage data, which you use to tweak, now lives on your own servers and is far more accessible.

Yeah, the end user can come up with a billion reasons why they prefer otherwise, but if you're the dev, do you really want to put in all that effort when you don't need to? When you can make as much money, but stand to risk losing next to none? When everyone else is doing it, so it's accepted?

Laugh, man.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Beta Starts for Xbox One in October
12. Re: Fallout 76 Beta Starts for Xbox One in October Jul 24, 2018, 08:00 Beamer
 
MindStalker3 wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 07:34:
GinRummy wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 00:11:
The fact that Xbox gets the priority tells us quite a bit about the direction they're wanting to go with the game: less strategy RPG and more online social action. But I guess we already knew that.
It might have more to do with Microsoft running the servers for Microsoft while the PC servers will be run by Bethesda. That said, does Bethesda have a history of how well it runs its multiplayer servers?

Has more to do with how tightly controlled the xbox hardware is. If you're testing hardware, you want to be on the PC. If you're testing balance and systems, you want to be on the xbox, where you can isolate just those things and rule out hardware issues quickly, if not immediately.

Everyone here took science of some kind. You want to isolate the variables you're interested in. I'd assume even CJ can admit the Xbox lets them isolate gameplay variables far better than the PC.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 23, 2018, 14:26 Beamer
 
MeanJim wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 13:53:
Nintendo is suing for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition, with the lawsuit potentially worth millions of dollars in damages.

Unfair competition? I was unaware Nintendo was selling ROMs and emulators of their old consoles.

They sell a huge amount of their ROMs these days. Ignoring that there are mini-consoles that are all about older games, they sell them on their main consoles via app stores.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
81. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 23, 2018, 08:36 Beamer
 
How widespread must individual racism be before you're willing to call it systematic?

And considering you've offered 0 examples of racism in the US against whites, is it worth ever bringing it up in a discussion about racism? Everyone knows it happens, but everyone should know that it never really impacts anyone. It's rare, and more importantly, it's almost always by people without power.

A CEO or police officer being racist can have huge implications. The guy sitting outside your local bodega being racist not so much.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 23, 2018, 07:15 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 22, 2018, 11:55:
There should be an option to verify certain aspects of accounts, such as citizenship. For US political discussions on social media sites like Facebook, there should be an optional filter one could select to show only those comments made by verified American citizens. This would be a good way to weed out the Russian troll farms.

How in the world would you verify your citizenship to Facebook? Submit your passport? No, thanks.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
76. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 22, 2018, 18:46 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 22, 2018, 18:36:
Quinn wrote on Jul 22, 2018, 18:28:
Don't you guys forget that I have stated nowhere that there is no such thing as racism toward coloured people. I simply said that I disagree with the notion that there is no such thing as racism toward whites.

You replied to a conversation with Prez about doubting that minorities experience racism daily. I'm not really interested in having the "people are racist against whites too!" conversation.

Also this, "evidence of "structural and systematic" racism cannot be found" is nonsense.
That's it.
I'd be shocked if a single white person here had a single meaningful racist event against them, in the US, in the past 5 years. I'd be equally shocked if we had a single black person here, but if we did, if he hadn't had a meaningful racist incident in the past 2 months alone. Just him.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
17. Re: How to lose your job Jul 21, 2018, 12:13 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 12:09:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 11:18:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 10:05:
*snip*

That audacity to talk about projection...

Just because the Dear Leader can never defend or justify his position directly and can only make "whaddabout" attacks, doesn't mean his cult followers need to also.

You drank the kool-aid: tell me how sweet it tastes, not how overpriced and overrated you think my pour-over coffee is.

So because I dare expose your hypocrisy, it means I am as much of a hypocrite? "Its whataboutism"?
Let me tell you something:
I dont care what side youre on. If youre a hypocrite, ESPECIALLY when you claim moral superiority at the same time, youre a dishonest liar who is trying to fool people in the most disgusting way.
Youre lying and then blame others for lying, and then try to put me into one of your black and white corners for exposing your lies.
As I said, this audacity is mind boggling. You dont even understand simple logical thought processes anymore. Everyone who dares attack you is bad and is a "Dear Leader" cult follower.
You do realize that youre exposing yourself as a fanatic, with crap like that, do you?
Again, speaking of projection...

Again, you cry about bullies, but you insist that it's critical for you to call 14 year olds the F and N words online.

How is that not making you the largest hypocrite here? And you talk about projecting? YOU ARE A MASSIVE, ANONYMOUS, COWARDLY BULLY! You are the largest bully on this site. You have no leg to stand on about others being bullies.

And you're an ignorant, poorly educated one. The last administrations did not have policy to separate mothers from their children. It happened, in very specific cases. The current administration made it an official policy and happened in ALL cases. That you conflate these means you're either an idiot or ignorant. Those aren't mutually exclusive, especially considering you're spreading it around here as if it were fact when it's easily googled and seen as incorrect.

But rest assured, you're the largest bully here. Stop crying about other bullies until you stop calling goddamn children "fags" online because they made the mistake of being better than you at PUBG.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: How to lose your job Jul 21, 2018, 12:07 Beamer
 
I'll still never understand "virtue signaling."

That term largely seems to come from people that can't understand being a decent person. Gunn's tweets are abhorrent, but also 7 years old (which isn't that old), from when he was the director of Slither and Tromeo & Juliet. Nowhere near as bad as Josh Harden's tweets, but still awful.

He deserved to lose the job, but I just don't get saying he's "virtue signaling." Is it somehow weird to think a guy that finds our President to be a racist asshole once spent far, far, far too much time making pedophine (sorry, "child") jokes online?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
62. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 21, 2018, 10:17 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 04:23:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 10:08:
Quinn wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 09:47:
Cry me a motherfucking river! I hope all them pussies cuddle up inside one huge fucking safe space and someone throws a bomb in it.

BOOM!

Fucking useless pussy generation. Die in a fire.

Oh, and could those companies please stop giving in to the hurt feelings of these thin skinned idiots? Get a thicker skin and shut the fuck up.

/rant


So I can't go through your post history and find something that offended you?
Or is it different, because like Cutter, things that offend you are ok to be offended by, but things that don't offend you are things only "pussies" are offended by?

Go ahead, go through my posts. I do not get offended. It's a bullshit emotion and one that leads to censorship. The closest I get to being offended is when I think somebody is so incredibly stupid that I disagree with them greatly. Like people who say racism toward white people doesn't exist, for example. Still, "that offends me" is something I cannot imagine ever feeling or saying.

This is more fun, then.
Most brown people in America experience racism every day. Hell, we have plenty of studies that show a resume with a "brown person" name will get less attention than a "white person name."

Tell me, what racism do you experience every day? Or even weekly? Do you get followed around stores? Do you get accused of crimes just for being in a place you're supposed to be in? Does anything happen to you, ever, that warrants being placed on the same level as things like this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2018, 10:16 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 02:35:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 18:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 10:29:
TGIF
And don't forget to search "google images" for the word idiot, it's a nice surprise.

Comedy gold!

I wouldn't say he is an idiot. After all, you have to have a measure of intelligence to graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in economics.


No, you don't. Remember, Trump didn't start there, he transferred, so he didn't even take many classes there. And his rich father could grease plenty of wheels.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: How to lose your job Jul 21, 2018, 10:14 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 10:05:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 09:35:
Luke wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 04:35:
And the trump haters just keeeeep digging holes .........for them self bunch and kindergarten bullies

Just because the Dear Leader constantly engages in projection doesn’t mean his cult followers need to too.
You mean like anti-fascists acting like facists?
Uh, no, that was the other side...

You mean like corrupt lying politicians suddenly caring about illegal immigrants while they were handling them pretty much like Trump does before?
Uh, no, that was the other side...

You mean like peace loving people thinking the last president was the best president ever, ignoring that he started/escalated 4+ wars and hating the new one, who clearly tries his best to avoid starting and escalating wars?
Uh, no, that was the other side...

You mean like people claiming victimhood and racism while being the biggest racists and bullies themselves?
Uh, no, that was the other side...

That audacity to talk about projection...

Ok, can you explain, with citations, how politicians were doing what Trump was doing with children at the border before?

Nope. You're the type of guy who believes a YouTube video saying it was always how it happened, even though Jeff Sessions passed new regulation that demanded it.


And how in the world can a guy who spends his days calling people the F word and N word in online games cry that someone calling him a racist for doing so is a bigger bully than he is? Remember that time you said you'd commit suicide if you were banned from games for using that language to 14 year old kids? And somehow, to you, you're not the bully in the situation?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
57. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 20, 2018, 19:31 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 19:08:
There's another GoG tweet scandal today...

But it's James Gunn getting fired from Guardians of the Galaxy for pedo joke tweets he made before he was famous.
Apparently Trumpers weren't happy with his political posting so they searched his old tweets and reported what they found and Disney fired him.


Fired for making child jokes? Like, why did the chicken cross the road - to get to the other side? That's a joke I hear many children making.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
53. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 20, 2018, 13:48 Beamer
 
It's so weird how people think GG is all hardcore gamers, instead of a very vocal minority of hardcore gamers who think that being able to use the n word in voice chat is of critical importance.  
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News Comments > Fat[EX] Courier Simulator Announced
1. Re: Fat[EX] Courier Simulator Announced Jul 20, 2018, 10:13 Beamer
 
Finally, a competitor to WoW!  
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
50. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 20, 2018, 10:08 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 09:47:
Cry me a motherfucking river! I hope all them pussies cuddle up inside one huge fucking safe space and someone throws a bomb in it.

BOOM!

Fucking useless pussy generation. Die in a fire.

Oh, and could those companies please stop giving in to the hurt feelings of these thin skinned idiots? Get a thicker skin and shut the fuck up.

/rant


So I can't go through your post history and find something that offended you?
Or is it different, because like Cutter, things that offend you are ok to be offended by, but things that don't offend you are things only "pussies" are offended by?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
49. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 20, 2018, 10:07 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 09:35:
I agree that unintentional offenses are worth apologizing for. And I agree that from a business perspective it makes sense to apologize for certain things that individually you wouldn't apologize for just to diffuse a controversy. What gets me is how readily people make the jump from a shot at games journalism - something that all of a sudden is apparently taboo??? - to association with a movement that is effectively recognized as the modern day embodiment of misogyny when slagging off games journalism has been a pastime of hardcore gamers since Computer Gaming World was shipping magazines. If I say that VG247 is a garbage gaming news source is it at all reasonable for me to be called a "Gamergater" or whatever? If stupid people want to make enormous and inexplicable leaps in logic I can't help that, but even being a polite person who goes out of his way to be nice to people (who deserve it or haven't made it to my asshole list yet) that is something I would never in a million years apologize for because doing so is helping propagate a false narrative and feeding the agenda of the types of people I utterly despise.

I think VG247 is dumb, though they've probably had people threatening whoever they are because of GG, so they're extra sensitive.

I think the people angry over the apology are dumbest, though.
 
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