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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
43. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 14, 2018, 13:11 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 11:36:
Are you being obtuse on purpose? The point is fairly simple: You make a fun game, out of a serious subject matter. That is already pretty degrading. But then you decide to degrade the meaning of the subject matter even further by partially removing an important part of its history.

How is this not clear?

Instead of portraying the Third Reich as the evil Nazi empire, you now teach "kids" (who barely learn any of this in school) through Battlefield that WWII was just another war against some germans...

That you can play as those germans only reinforces the point that they were some random enemy dudes who lost a war way back when.

Not being obtuse. Wouldn't that just be insult to injury?

You really think people are forgetting about nazis without the swastika? I think we're at an impasse. To me, it's ludicrous to expect people to enjoy playing with a swastika on their uniform, and if anything an insult to those that died to make a toy where the swastika is part of the fun. To you, it's already an insult, and for some reason, even though you earlier said kids shouldn't be playing, you think kids now learn history solely through Battlefield V.
 
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News Comments > Sudden Strike 4 - Finland- Winter Storm Released
3. Re: Sudden Strike 4 - Finland- Winter Storm Released Jun 14, 2018, 13:07 Beamer
 
Ludicrously, between the thumbnail from the video and the name, I'd thought this was part of the old EA Strike series. And got a bit excited. I'd totally play a new Strike game (probably for about 20 minutes, but still.)  
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
8. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 11:45 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 11:43:
<Electric-Spock> wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 11:29:
Here is an idea... Make a game that PC players want to actually play and they will flock to your app and store. Boom....

To me that isn't it, they need to drop Win10 exclusivity for no good reason and their walled digital platform. They need to act like steam/battlenet/origin/ubi. They can have their front end, but it needs to be open. AND IT NOT SUCK, which that will take time to get trust in, some people are still in intensive care from Windows Live. To me that is what I'm hearing from the internet. There's some games there I'm at the least mildly interested in. My guess is they are abandoning again for the most part, fine not need anyway.

What's the difference between UPlay and Microsoft's store?
Honest question. I'm familiar with UPlay, not with Microsoft's. They seem more or less the same to me.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 5
3. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 5 Jun 14, 2018, 11:14 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 11:12:
Oh fuck me. If Cyberpunk is going to be some SJW game than fuck it.

"They try to avoid unintentionally insulting people, they won't get MY money!"
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
41. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 14, 2018, 11:05 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 10:39:
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 10:33:
Lastly, yes, you can play as the bad guys, and you're still playing as German soldiers, just not with a sign that has an enormous amount of power regardless of whether these games use it. It 100% stands for the murder of 6 million Jewish people. Why in the world would a game company want to brand that on its unwilling players? Why? In what world is that a smart, logical decision?

I disagree. It stands for a lot more than the murder of 6 million Jews. It stands for everything that can go wrong with our human race. Releasing a game of this kind, where the point is clearly to destroy the other team is one thing. Making the setting one of the most devastating wars in the history of the human race is another. People take this shit seriously, as everyone should. Self censorship of this kind is not only bad for the reasons I mentioned above, but also because it belittles the event itself, and in my opinion the death of everyone who suffered under the symbol. Self-censorship of this kind is shameful.

Yes, you're right, it stands for everything that can go wrong with our race, so why in the world would you want to force 50% of your players to play under that banner?

If anything, wouldn't that trivialize it? I don't understand how you equate "this is really a bad thing" with "therefore we should put it in really fun games and show people what a blast it can be killing people as a Nazi."

I mean, I really don't understand your connection at all, that taking it out of the multiplayer portion of the game is somehow belittling the event, but keeping it in a game famous for letting people pile onto a horse with flamethrowers is... not belittling?
 
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News Comments > Telltale Plans Stranger Things Game
7. Re: Telltale Plans Stranger Things Game Jun 14, 2018, 10:36 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 05:17:
Stranger Things is an overrated, precisely manufactured, nostalgia targeting show. It's not the worst thing on Netflix by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not that great, just because of some 80s references.


I'm with you. It's good, in part due to casting and acting, but falls short of being great. The nostalgia isn't shoe-horned in, like That 80s Show, but it's definitely part of the appeal. Plot-wise, though, it falls short of true greatness, to me. It will never be held up with the Breaking Bads, or the Mad Mens, or the Game of Thrones, or the Wires. It will always be a B tier show. Which isn't bad.

I think they made a mistake returning to the same well, though. The first season was nicely contained. Yeah, it was great seeing the familiar faces, but the plot is going to keep feeling more and more constrained. I still think it needed to be an anthology.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
39. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 14, 2018, 10:33 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 10:24:
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 07:22:
More importantly, they don't want some kid buying the game then being surprised he has to be a Nazi. It's fine. Why do people want this in multiplayer so badly?

Well, to be the devil's advocate for a change, the game is 18+ only right? So that point about kids playing as Nazis is kind of moot, since they shouldn't be playing the game AT ALL.

One other thing, what kind of point are you trying to make here exactly since Bethesda's Wolfenstein games are clearly single player only?

Also I dont get why its so difficult to understand why people want to play as the BAD guys? I assume you played cowboys and indians when you were a kid? Well I always wanted to play as the indian, even though at the time they were still thought of as the "bad guys". I also rooted for Darth Vader, even though he was clearly a bad guy. Its classic escapism, and its been around since people learned to use their imagination, and there is nothing wrong with it. It doesn't mean that those people are psychos for wanting their virtual fantasy to mimic the real thing as close as possible. I mean the real Nazis used swastikas right? Censoring the symbol is giving them, and it, more myster and power than they should have.

I use "kid" loosely. Anyone buying it should be a bit irked to be forced to be a Nazi.

You're right, Bethesda is making a single player game. I'm not sure if you mean me with the "you," but that's what I was saying - comparing Bethesda, clearly making swastikas a sign of the enemy, to EA and Activision, who are avoiding using it as a sign for the player, seems really, really dumb.

Lastly, yes, you can play as the bad guys, and you're still playing as German soldiers, just not with a sign that has an enormous amount of power regardless of whether these games use it. It 100% stands for the murder of 6 million Jewish people. Why in the world would a game company want to brand that on its unwilling players? Why? In what world is that a smart, logical decision?
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
37. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 14, 2018, 07:22 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 04:18:
Beamer wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 16:04:
Slick wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 15:57:

The Battlefield reddit right now is I think the worst I've ever seen on the internet, and I've been to the /b board back in it's heyday...

You made me curious, and this is amazing.

It's a fucking shitshow. Makes the worst days on this board look like a double XP announcement on the Hello Kitty Online forum...

It's ridiculous that after all the genuinely interesting (for better or worse) new gameplay and mechanics coming to Battlefield, that the fact that they're including girls as playable characters is evoking such a response. I hate gamers.


I also went into the /games sub, where the biggest thread was saying only Bethesda has the balls to have a swastika, as EA and Activision don't (who knew that having a swastika was a big selling point?)

Someone points out that in Wolfenstein, the Nazis are clearly bad guys, and in single player CoD, the swastika is there, but it's multiplayer that doesn't have it. People downvote him to oblivion for explaining their rational, then make claims that "yeah, but killing people is ok?"

Listen, kids, people buy these games specifically to kill people. They do not buy them to kill people while wearing a swastika on their uniform. If that's what they want, EA and Activision doesn't want them as consumers. More importantly, they don't want some kid buying the game then being surprised he has to be a Nazi. It's fine. Why do people want this in multiplayer so badly?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2018, 18:37 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 18:19:
If that California thing happens I'm packing up an moving to Otisburg

I had to look that up, and then I felt shame. Then I wasn't sure if I should feel shame. I'm still not sure. But probably.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
24. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 13, 2018, 17:31 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 17:10:
Slick wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 15:57:
cozying up to North Korea... Most of my faith in humanity is dangling by a fucking thread.

It's a shame about people whining about Battlefield 5 and women in games, but the whole thing with the Caligula being "cozy" to NK is not correct. The whole peace process with North Korea is being driven by South Korea not Caligula, because their people are tired of U.S. belligerence with North Korea. The South Korean president has been the main driver of peace between both sides, especially when SK started to go on their own when Caligula claimed he would "totally destroy North Korea" (I.E. advocating complete genocide).

I have friends that teach in South Korea and there are tons of protesters that want peace. And it's easy to see why, people across the globe can't even begin to understand that they are a common people, with many families in the South cut off from their descendants in the North, and why everything happened up to this point.

I too think the Orange is a Big Man Baby, but people should be happier that South Korea was able to reign him in and get him to do this peace process. Let Koreans find common ground. Moon Jae should be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, not Caligula.

But anyways, this thread quickly turned from E3 to not E3.

It's good it isn't the US driving it. We've signed 6 agreements to disarm NK. 6. Each one more vague than the last, though this one arguably more specific for what the US will do while even more vague about what NK will do.

So, #6 is in the books. We'll see what difference it makes.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
20. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 13, 2018, 16:41 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 16:18:
Yeah but Trump isn't wrong on NAFTA. And he's doing what he's supposed to be doing, looking out for the best interest of the American worker. Meanwhile Canada has the most expensive dairy on the planet and Canadian consumers have been getting fucked in the ass with this bullshit since the 1970s. Point in fact, Canadians generally pay the most and get the least for virtually everything out of every first world country. It'd be nice if for once we actually had someone looking out for our interests. Dairy. Maple Syrup. Cable. Phone/cell service. Cars. et al. Take your pick, we get fucked on all of them.


Is Australia not a first world country? Pretty sure nearly everything is more expensive there.

Regardless, milk is more expensive in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Norway, New Zealand, Qatar, and Malaysia. Pretty certain everyone here would call at least some of those first world.

On the Cost of Living Index, Canada is #26, behind Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Luxembourg, Denmark, Singapore, Japan, Israel, Ireland, Australia, France, Sweden, New Zealand, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands, Finland, Austria, Italy, Hong Kong, the UK, Germany, and the US.

I know you'll hand waive this away and, at best, tell me to kill myself (again), but you're the one saying you generally pay the most and get the least, and saying it's the absolute most expensive dairy.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
16. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 13, 2018, 16:04 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 15:57:

The Battlefield reddit right now is I think the worst I've ever seen on the internet, and I've been to the /b board back in it's heyday...

You made me curious, and this is amazing.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 3
12. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 3 Jun 13, 2018, 14:20 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 12:43:
Bethsoft doesn't 'know' Fallout in general. They know pipboys, vaultboy, Nukes are for super cool funtimes, Super Mutants can be anywhere 'What's FEV?'. That's it. Its a generic, offshoot Goofy Post-Apoc Game Series with the core game loop being Explore/Combat/Gather dressed up in Fallout's clothes.

Really the only thing that seemed interesting to me from the NoClip Doc on F76 is that they are adding all the weird folklore creatures like Mothman, etc. But knowing how they build games now, they will be creatures to get a trophy, rather than any sort of weird, super involved quest with branching paths. Deep RPG or Story is just not what they excel at, which sucks since Fallout will never be like that again.

Edit: Also wanted to add, I think F76 will do well for a subset of people. Essentially those that like Survival and PvP/e games, since that's what it is.


I mean, it's being designed for those that like Survival and PvP/e games, since that's what it is. That's who they think will want this game - people that like both those games and Fallout. Believe it or not, there are a lot of those people. And that's why it's Fallout 76, not Fallout 5. It's a very, very important distinction I feel like some people ignore.

As for the weird stuff not part of a super involved quest with branching paths, Fallout has always been there, done that.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Goes F2P; Ending in September
6. Re: LawBreakers Goes F2P; Ending in September Jun 13, 2018, 12:23 Beamer
 
Armengar wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 12:21:
team fortress 2? diablo 3? star craft 2? Counter strike?

None of those started strong and plummeted.

I think you're underestimating how strong those were to start, as well as how few 6,000 actually is. Also, I'm off by a factor of 10 - by the end of the first month, it was 600.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Goes F2P; Ending in September
4. Re: LawBreakers Goes F2P; Ending in September Jun 13, 2018, 12:03 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 11:53:
Wow, they didn't even give F2P a real shot before closing. They put all their effort into a broken unfinished royale clone instead of actually promoting the one game they actually finished, which happens to be quite good for the genre.

The retardation is strong.

I'll reinstall this, it's honestly fun. I hope someone buys it for $5 and manages to give it the release it deserves. A billion people play overwatch, but this can't get 100 people playing I'm betting in its current state... and it's far better IMO, much higher skill ceiling.

Can you name a single game that, a month after launch, had 6,000 daily users and then managed to become a profitable powerhouse?

Other than Fortnite, which never actually launched but also managed to do it by becoming an entirely different game.

LawBreakers was a sunk cost. There was no reviving it. It was already dead. This is also why I said that early accessing their other game so unfinished was desperation - it was guaranteed to be a failure because it would never overcome the negativity surrounding it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2018, 11:09 Beamer
 
They're making live action EVERYTHING these days.

Hell, another live action Jungle Book is about to come out, from an entirely different studio...
 
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News Comments > Tripwire Enters Publishing; Announces Maneater
6. Re: Tripwire Enters Publishing; Announces Maneater Jun 13, 2018, 09:29 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 09:15:
DangerDog wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 04:31:
about 5 minutes of fun then boring repetition sets in.

Is that your general opinion on action RPG's or is there something specific about this one in particular? Just curious...

I'm guessing just because, every 5 years or so, someone makes this exact game, and inevitably the fun lasts 5 minutes to an hour.

I'm always hopeful, as the concept sounds great, but no one has put together a variation that works. The best one I've played was on mobile, because it was kind of roguelike and sessions would last 30 seconds to 5 minutes.
 
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News Comments > Trials Rising Announced
2. Re: Trials Rising Announced Jun 12, 2018, 11:10 Beamer
 
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 10:23:
I always liked Trials but damn does it get brutal in the later levels...

I've only played the mobile versions, which are part of why I rarely play mobile games. What cynical trash.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2018, 10:54 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 10:17:
Yeah, there have actually been a lot of really exciting games announced. This was looking to be a very barren year, but now all of a sudden it's full with games that I'm definitely interested in.

I'm not paying too close attention, but Doom and Cyberpunk are incredibly interesting to me. The other Bethesda games feel too far away for me to care.

On the console side, thus far it's just Last of Us 2. Last of Us really bugged me in some places, as the combat stopped being fun for a while, but man, that trailer was ridiculous. And felt plausible in gameplay (mostly.) Unlike the Spider-Man one, which felt wholly implausible and I struggled to figure out what the actual gameplay was outside of punching people.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Announced
17. Re: DOOM Eternal Announced Jun 12, 2018, 08:50 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 08:33:
I dunno. the DOOM remake was fun, but the outsourced multiplayer was complete garbage. Which was a damn shame. I know that most of you old farts around here don't give a damn about multi but considering that DOOM was basically the game that invented first person deathmatch, I was kind of dissapointed with that.

If they can show off some good old fashioned in-house deathmatch, with *gasp* dedicated servers this is gonna be a day one buy, otherwise If Im still alive and gaming at the time, Im gonna be getting this at a discount.

Given that the id/Beth bet on DM is Quake Champions, and it's not doing well, I doubt this will invest much in competing. The market just isn't there anymore, and all decent Doom DM would do is cannibalize from Quake Champions while the majority of multiplayer fans go to large battlefields or battle royales.
 
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