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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization May 29, 2016, 02:37 Beamer
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 29, 2016, 02:03:
Ex WP8 user here.
The lack of apps is what caused the flop for me. A shame.
The Microsoft line of phones is pretty good hardware-wise, has the best/prettiest UI (IMO), the interface is smooth and very user friendly. Also, the camera on the mid/high-end models is fantastic.


WP7 - WP 8.1 user here.

Loved so much. Even now on Android, WP8.1 did so much better.

However, I like the flexibility of Android, there's a lot of productivity I enjoy that I didn't even know I missed (though, two months in, maybe I don't like as much as when I first got it), and, from what I understand, WM10 did away with much of what made WP8.1 unique and wonderful.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 28, 2016, 20:54 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2016, 20:08:
@kxmode, I told you Mark Kern was a wanker.

I did, too, and got a fairly unfriendly response, I think, haha. It was me jumping into a heated discussion, and I felt like how I judge some of those here that hate anything that says anything mean about GG, but regardless of his attempts to appeal to GG, Kern is and always has been a wanker.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse May 26, 2016, 16:39 Beamer
 
I mean, Cutter pokes aside, we all realize we're covered by my comment, too, right?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse May 26, 2016, 11:34 Beamer
 
And saddest of all are people that comment on reports about them!  
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News Comments > Mighty No. 9 Trailer
8. Re: Mighty No. 9 Trailer May 26, 2016, 07:37 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 25, 2016, 22:34:
The Pyro wrote on May 25, 2016, 22:24:
How many times has this been delayed? For this crap?

Final release date will end up being 14 months after the projected release date announced during the Kickstarter campaign. Could be worse... at least there's a game to release.

It suffered from feature creep IMO. They added support for several platforms that were never part of the pitch.

And the graphics have been noticeably downgraded since it was first shown. Honestly this looks like a 3DS title.

You're probably remembering concept art rather than in-game footage. AFAIK the game has always had very low-poly graphics. I agree that the concept art looked more appealing than what we ended up with, especially for Beck.

I played the demo several months ago. I didn't hate it. Graphically, I wish they'd gone with high-quality 2D rather than this low-poly 3D art style.

No I'm not

I didn't really see a difference in your links.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
18. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 25, 2016, 18:44 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on May 25, 2016, 18:36:
Beamer wrote on May 25, 2016, 13:45:
That violates US law. Sorry, it does. There's no getting around it.

Now he's a lawyer, too! Is there anything a moralizing, sanctimonious PC liberal doesn't know?

Actually, I do have a law degree.

Regardless, here's the law:
Hostile work environment harassment is grounds for legal action when the conduct is unwelcome, based on sex, and severe or pervasive enough to create an abusive or offensive working environment. Elements which courts analyze in determining whether this standard has been met include:
&#9726;Whether the conduct was verbal, physical, or both;
&#9726;Frequency of the conduct;
&#9726;Whether the conduct was hostile or patently offensive;
&#9726;Whether the alleged harasser was a co-worker or supervisor;
&#9726;Whether others joined in perpetrating the harassment; and
&#9726;Whether the harassment was directed at more than one individual or singled out the victim.

In any sexual harassment case, the alleged victim will have to meet a subjective and objective standard. In other words, the plaintiff must show that:
&#9726;he/she subjectively believed the conduct was hostile, abusive, or offensive; and
&#9726;a reasonable person in the plaintiff's position would objectively believe the conduct was hostile, abusive, or offensive


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 25, 2016, 14:33 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 25, 2016, 12:43:
What had Tim Miller, Colin Treverrow, and Neill Blomkamp done before doing Deadpool, Jurassic World, and District 9 respectively? Almost nothing.

For two of them, literally nothing.

I'd argue that Deadpool and Jurassic World have some pretty serious issues, but they certainly made large fortunes, and they were certainly polished. The issues they had were ones that didn't necessarily come from experience. Maybe the Jurassic World one did - there were some script/tone issues there. But, from just a visual presentation and actor performance standpoint, all three were very strong.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 25, 2016, 13:45 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on May 25, 2016, 13:31:
Beamer wrote on May 25, 2016, 07:43:
Nighthawk wrote on May 25, 2016, 05:01:
Seems like a self-inflicted incident.
Elected for gender change...he/she/it

You're a charming individual.

You are also a textbook transphobe. I am sure you mean no harm, but calling someone "it" is textbook transphobia. You'll probably be angry, because these days calling someone out for doing something transphobic seems to be considered more offensive than doing something transphobic, but in the future, if you'd like to avoid being called out as such, please cool it on the transphobic remarks.

And you're a textbook moralizing sanctimonious PC liberal.

This wasn't misgendering. This was a very deliberate action. No one calls someone "it" without meaning to put down. That violates US law. Sorry, it does. There's no getting around it.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Adds PC/Xbox One Cross-Platform Play
3. Re: Rocket League Adds PC/Xbox One Cross-Platform Play May 25, 2016, 13:44 Beamer
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 25, 2016, 13:16:
More console peasants to destroy!

This is one of the few games where I feel like PC has about 0 advantage, which makes this a smart move.

I play with the keyboard. I'm terrible.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 25, 2016, 09:50 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on May 25, 2016, 08:53:
ZeroPike1 wrote on May 25, 2016, 06:22:
Nighthawk wrote on May 25, 2016, 05:01:
I hope they drag it out and bleed he/she/it financially dry...

You do realize you can just say "the person" instead of trying to hide a shitty insult referring to another human being as it. right? Best not to forget people are human at the least.

Or its possible that the person making the remark was confused by another persons gender change and said it in error. After all we're not robots and need to be understanding to our fellow humans, right? People make mistakes, is everything worthy of a lawsuit these days?

Oh, wow. I can't get to Polygon at work, so I didn't even realize that this was actually what it was about.

I disagree, Verno. Had it been getting the gender wrong, sure, not worth a lawsuit (unless repeatedly corrected.)
But "it?" People know "it" is offensive. People get furious if you refer to their newborn child, who has no gender indications, as "it." People get angry if you refer to their dog as "it."

"It" is dehumanizing. Coming from a boss, it's a step beyond a mistake and a step beyond insensitive.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 25, 2016, 07:43 Beamer
 
Nighthawk wrote on May 25, 2016, 05:01:
Seems like a self-inflicted incident.
Elected for gender change...he/she/it

You're a charming individual.

You are also a textbook transphobe. I am sure you mean no harm, but calling someone "it" is textbook transphobia. You'll probably be angry, because these days calling someone out for doing something transphobic seems to be considered more offensive than doing something transphobic, but in the future, if you'd like to avoid being called out as such, please cool it on the transphobic remarks.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. May 24, 2016, 21:16 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2016, 18:57:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2016, 16:49:
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2016, 16:29:
The Half Elf wrote on May 24, 2016, 15:24:
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2016, 12:25:
Rovio was so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should. Certain things cannot be films, and Angry Birds is one of them. There's NO story to this game. It's a casual thing people play in-between waiting for things.

Birds live in peace. Pigs come and steal their eggs. Rather basic story, but still a story.

It would be better suited as a Saturday morning cartoon. Build up enough fans. Created enough stories. THEN create a movie. That's what Hasbro did with Transformers and G.I. Joe in the 80s.

Again, in one week The Angry Birds Movie has made double its budget.

Transformers in the 1980s was an infamous box office flop. GI Joe, therefore, had its theatrical release canceled and was a direct to video film.

You're letting nostalgia ruin this for you. It's a terrible movie, but you're not its audience. The people who are its audience are flocking (no pun) to it. Even correcting for inflation, The Angry Birds has made exponentially more than the GI Joe and Transformers 1980s movies combined. Combined! Transformers made $5.8MM on a $6MM budget. Angry Birds has made $150MM on a $73MM budget.

It looks awful, but clearly they did something right. Hasbro, meanwhile, did not. Not until the new Transformers movies, which actually look worse, yet print money.

If I write "1 + 1 = 2" will you at least acknowledge that's correct?

Yeah, but you're here saying the company screwed up. A week ago, pretty much all of us would agreed. 1 week and $150MM later, I think your armchair quarterbacking is pretty clearly wrong, right?

It's hard to say that a company that turned $73MM into $150MM in one week screwed up, but here you are, doing it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2016, 20:48 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 24, 2016, 20:11:
Anyone here use use a real source, because pullstatsoutyourass.com don't cut it.

Your source said the same thing we are, right? Up to 5% have complications, somewhere under 1% have "serious" complications.

So that's maybe 9 out of 1000. Millions have had Lasik. Just multiply that out. Not worth the risk.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. May 24, 2016, 16:49 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2016, 16:29:
The Half Elf wrote on May 24, 2016, 15:24:
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2016, 12:25:
Rovio was so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should. Certain things cannot be films, and Angry Birds is one of them. There's NO story to this game. It's a casual thing people play in-between waiting for things.

Birds live in peace. Pigs come and steal their eggs. Rather basic story, but still a story.

It would be better suited as a Saturday morning cartoon. Build up enough fans. Created enough stories. THEN create a movie. That's what Hasbro did with Transformers and G.I. Joe in the 80s.

Again, in one week The Angry Birds Movie has made double its budget.

Transformers in the 1980s was an infamous box office flop. GI Joe, therefore, had its theatrical release canceled and was a direct to video film.

You're letting nostalgia ruin this for you. It's a terrible movie, but you're not its audience. The people who are its audience are flocking (no pun) to it. Even correcting for inflation, The Angry Birds has made exponentially more than the GI Joe and Transformers 1980s movies combined. Combined! Transformers made $5.8MM on a $6MM budget. Angry Birds has made $150MM on a $73MM budget.

It looks awful, but clearly they did something right. Hasbro, meanwhile, did not. Not until the new Transformers movies, which actually look worse, yet print money.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: aol lasik May 24, 2016, 15:31 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 24, 2016, 14:44:

Walking across the street has risks as does everything. I have a friend who was paralyzed by a reaction to the flu vaccine, not sure if the family choose the beach house option, but that won't sway my opinion on vaccines and there efficacy.

And people also die from the flu, so there's a balance there. Walking across the street, well, you probably need to get somewhere across the street. With Lasik, all you're doing is getting rid of the need to put some plastic discs in your eyes every morning, or not wear glasses. It's mostly convenience.

Having a spread of over 200% (2%-5% complication rate) just shows there are lies, damn lies and statistics. Please provide sources because without a decent source it's all just "Look at what I found on the interblogs!"

For instance the following means absolutely nothing and provides no useful current information. Nor do any of the following links

Complications generally were more common in the early years of LASIK, when studies in the late 1990s indicated that up to 5 percent of people undergoing laser vision correction experienced some type of problem. These days, this number is under 1 percent for serious complications.
http://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/lasik_complication_1.htm

from fda.gov

First, do you understand how spreads work?
Second, your numbers do not contradict mine. I mean, you realize that, right? I said 2%-5%. The studies saying 5% were in the late 1990s, which is referenced right in your quote. The 2% is more recent. But your quote goes on to say less than 1% have serious complications. Which would be damning for me, had I not also said with just under 1% being "serious." So thank you for posting a quote that said exactly what I said, yet pretending it contradicts me.


Regardless, it worked out for you. Great. I am not telling you that you were wrong or stupid to do it, so you do not need to be defensive, nor do you need to post quotes that support what I say while claiming to be disputing what I say. I'm just saying that, personally, my eyes are basically the one thing I'm not fucking with, because medical science cannot currently replace them if something goes wrong, and I consider them more or less the most important part of my body. Hell, these days even penises are being replaced. Not eyes. So, personally, I do not consider "less than 1%" to be low enough for me to decide the risk is worth simply not putting contacts in every morning.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: aol lasik May 24, 2016, 14:06 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 24, 2016, 13:41:
It is a proven safe procedure.

Depends on your definition of "safe." There's about a 2%-5% complication rate, with just under 1% being "serious." While low, complications can have enormous impacts on quality of life. I have friends' parents who have significant issues with night driving, and this is among the most common. I also have a friend whose family has a beach house on Cape Cod, purchased with the money received from insurance after a Lasik procedure left the mother legally blind.

Yes, the odds are low, but if it happens to you, well... my eyesight is awful, but I'm perfectly happy with contacts until we perfect eye transplants. I tend to not be risk adverse, but I am when it comes to my eyes.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 24, 2016, 12:27 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 24, 2016, 12:25:
Rovio was so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should. Certain things cannot be films, and Angry Birds is one of them. There's NO story to this game. It's a casual thing people play in-between waiting for things.

And yet it's a huge international hit.

Looks terrible - definitely one of the worst releases of the year, but they'll make their money back and plenty on top, so "should" seems like yes, yes they should have.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
46. Re: Steam Top 10 May 24, 2016, 09:11 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on May 24, 2016, 01:54:
ItBurn wrote on May 23, 2016, 12:43:
Here's an example of something that happens all the time in the new doom. You see an imp, a low health cannon fodder enemy, and you shoot him with a direct hit. Instead of dying and being thrown across the room in a satisfying fashion, it just stays there, barely reacting to your shot and enters a "stunned" state, which is basically death. Eventually it'll come out of stunned state, but it takes a long time for most enemies. Now you have to either go up to that imp and melee him, or you have to shoot him again and waste ammo. In both instances you waste time and it's less satisfying. Also, the imp is flashing like an asshole and it looks like a Disney arcade game and that takes you out of the immersion and it annoys your brain into thinking more about that monster than you should. You can't just continue killing, you have to go take care of that annoying thing.

It's just my opinion, but I feel that people who prefer the glory kill thing either haven't played better or don't have enough experience with games to imagine better. Maybe I just have different tastes...

I've been playing shooters (and games in general) since Wolf 3D and I beat the new DOOM on Nightmare difficulty. I also know that only certain weapons will stun imps. Namely, the weapons have lower damage per projectile, like the basic shotgun (primary fire, not the secondary grenade which usually one-shots imps on direct hits), plasma gun, assault rifle and chaingun. I was regularly one-shotting imps with the super shotgun, gauss rifle and rocket launcher.

I'm guessing you haven't been using a lot of the weapons or secondary firing modes. Also, the hand grenade is a great way to finish off groups of enemies. Finally, on Nightmare difficulty, seeing a glory kill opportunity is never "annoying." It's a relief because you die in 1-3 hits and need all the health you can get.

I tried Ultra Nightmare last night. Ha!

First battle, first time, I ran smiling at two possessed soldiers. I saw they were next to a barrel, so I turned and fired on it. And immediately turned to chunks myself. Turns out I was too close to the barrel - on HMP I saw them flying across the battlefield often but rarely used them so didn't fully know their blast radius.

So, first fight, second time. Same two guys. This time I looked at the barrel and did a Bruce-Campbell-shaking-finger-at-the-Neconomicon. You.. I know you. So I didn't fire on it. Instead, an imp ball hit it and I was down to 30 health. Whatever, I still ran around, killed almost everyone, went to the last two possessed soldiers and put one into Glory Kill mode. As I went in to deliver it, I saw the second was charging a shot. This could be bad, I thought. Instead of moving following the glory kill, I turned and looked. Fatal mistake - caught the shot right between the eyes. Last guy.

Oops.

In any case, I think I could manage Ultra Nightmare fine with a few exceptions. Some of the trials I think would be awful. Some of the arenas later on I think would be awful. And the final boss I do not think I could beat, under any circumstances, on Ultra Nightmare. Thinking about it, and even thinking about some later fights, doesn't sound fun, just sounds tiring. I was fine on Hurt Me Plenty, where if I blinked an imp disintegrated, and where Hell Barons were just an exercise in leading them around an arena, picking off other demons until I had time to turn and blast them to pieces.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 23, 2016, 15:51 Beamer
 
Frijoles wrote on May 23, 2016, 15:44:
El Pit wrote on May 23, 2016, 15:05:
Because Facebook and Valve both want to make their games exclusive for their mini lcd monitors

Valve/HTC haven't walled themselves off.. yet. I bought Chronos over on Oculus Home. It is the last game I buy there. It seems Oculus sits around all day coming up with wrong things to do. Going to be really interesting to see the sales on the next iteration of headsets. Oculus is pissing everyone off.

Well, no, because Valve cares about selling games. Vive, to them, is an avenue to do that.

Oculus cares about selling hardware. Games, to them, is an avenue to do that. This is assuming that it's blocking compatibility on games it is publishing or in some way funding. Which makes some sense - if you pay for a game to be made solely to sell a device, and people pirate it onto another device, you'd be pretty angry, too.

Saying it makes some sense isn't saying it's the right thing to do, just saying it's understandable. Again, it's differing priorities of a company. You see this when different types of companies enter the same space frequently. In eyeglasses, you have two big companies. One is a frames company that owns an insurance business, and one is an insurance business that owns a frames company. They do things very differently, because one is using insurance to sell frames, and the other is using frames to sell insurance.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
44. Re: Steam Top 10 May 23, 2016, 14:40 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on May 23, 2016, 14:38:
Drayth wrote on May 23, 2016, 14:06:
Well yeah, it adds to the challenge, that's kinda the point...? Personally I like the added risk of trying to determine if it's a good opportunity to go in for the kill.. AND sometimes failing. You seem to want some perfect system that can't meet your expectations.

I want a perfect system, yes, and I pointed out what I didn't like and how it should be instead...

And yes Beamer, I sometimes sound condescending, but I don't mean what I say as an insult. I genuinely think that most people don't question themselves about games and accept lesser things. I have strong researched opinions(that are sometimes wrong) and that makes me sound like an a-hole sometimes.

On Blues, though, we mostly all do. Not only are we crusty old vets, but a lot of us play far less than we used to, and therefore we're much more picky about what we play.

That said, I no longer have tolerance for any significant learning curve. I play so little that I want that time to be spent playing, not learning.
 
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