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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2018, 15:45 Beamer
 
There's like, no difference in those before and after shots.  
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
26. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 7, 2018, 15:02 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 14:19:
Beamer wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 10:08:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 09:53:
Beamer wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 09:34:
Aren't there probably interesting stories about the humans going about their day and suddenly their neighborhood is Hell and they need to survive?

There you go! You're using your imagination and not retconning anything. Building a story in the "Doom" world, why would anyone have a problem with that?

You could even throw in a cameo into that story of "THE" Doom marine, going about his business without saying a word and it would be the most awesome thing ever.

Yeah, but if you cast a woman, Gamergaters complain.
Listen, I know, I'm complaining about complaining, but doing it not because it bothers me, but because it's hysterical and irrational to me. We have no clue what this movie is about, but because the first name attached to it was female people freak out. Even though it's pretty obvious this will be terrible and no one should see it, it's the casting that bothers them, not that it's being half-assed by a half-assed studio.

Kind of like the new Ghostbusters. That it starred women wasn't the problem with that film. Replacing them with Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth (well, moving his role) and Chris Evans wouldn't have improved the movie. It was ineptly made well aside from casting.
Still, a Ghostbusters movie starting ALL the Chris's could be pretty awesome. As you point out though, gotta have a good script.

The original plan was to do both, and the male cast was rumored to be Chris heavy. Instead, we got such a terrible script. And too much CGI. I even found Chris Hemsworth to be nowhere near as funny as he got credit for in the movie (however, he absolutely killed me in Ragnorak.) The failure of one made sure the second never happened. But they were half-assing it, talking about maybe they'd be separate universes. I don't know why they bothered with separate universes at all - Ghostbusters were advertising on TV like used car salesmen in the 1980s, seems like it would have been natural to have them franchise their business out. But since there were no real ghost crises, the franchising would have languished and only a few remained, from true believers, with ghosts being so far back that some people genuinely think it was a mass hysteria in NYC, and then BOOM, something causes another ghost event in Cincinnati or San Diego or something. That's one movie. This revitalizes the franchise (in and out of the film) and now a separate Chris cast has to deal with them back in NYC, where the originals are too old to do much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 7, 2018, 15:00 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 14:53:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 14:19:
Take a look at Tesla stock, make sure to expand it out to 1 month.
yikes

Yeah, it's a real shame. We(humanity) need some successful electric vehicle companies, as well as companies that are willing to risk time and money on 'riskier' research... Elon needs to get out of the public eye for like 6 months to a year and just fucking work.

Yeah, I see idiots somehow trying to take down electric vehicles in this lunacy.

Elon did have a good point in his ramblings last night - Chinese politicians are much better at science than ours are. Ours politicize science. Climate change must be denied, and for some, even evolution should be questioned. And China puts enormous amounts of national dollars into research. We did that in the 50s and 60s, but now it's considered socialism to do so and therefore must be stopped.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
23. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 7, 2018, 10:08 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 09:53:
Beamer wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 09:34:
Aren't there probably interesting stories about the humans going about their day and suddenly their neighborhood is Hell and they need to survive?

There you go! You're using your imagination and not retconning anything. Building a story in the "Doom" world, why would anyone have a problem with that?

You could even throw in a cameo into that story of "THE" Doom marine, going about his business without saying a word and it would be the most awesome thing ever.

Yeah, but if you cast a woman, Gamergaters complain.
Listen, I know, I'm complaining about complaining, but doing it not because it bothers me, but because it's hysterical and irrational to me. We have no clue what this movie is about, but because the first name attached to it was female people freak out. Even though it's pretty obvious this will be terrible and no one should see it, it's the casting that bothers them, not that it's being half-assed by a half-assed studio.

Kind of like the new Ghostbusters. That it starred women wasn't the problem with that film. Replacing them with Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth (well, moving his role) and Chris Evans wouldn't have improved the movie. It was ineptly made well aside from casting.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 7, 2018, 09:36 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 09:05:
Beamer wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 08:55:
I imagine he means white on white racism.

Hah. Maybe.

As an aside, I never really understood how that's supposed to work. If a white person pointing out shitty parts of white America is a racist, is a black person pointing out shitty parts of black America a racist?

It doesn't work. A white guy complaining about typical white person behavior is trying to put a spotlight on that behavior and change it. He's not doing anything else differently, and you can pretty well guarantee he's most familiar with white people and most comfortable around them, and almost definitely showing them unconscious bias still. As that culture is the dominant one in America, he's not undermining it, nor is he helping foster an environment that excludes others from joining. Ultimately, it can only lead to positive change, not to any kind of discrimination.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
21. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 7, 2018, 09:34 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 08:56:
So the lead is still the Doom guy? Ok, not gonna lie I didn't even check since its probably gonna be complete garbage anyway. In any case I won't discuss the movie's merits or lack thereof, but I agree, adding female marines shouldn't be any kind of problem, or even a point of discussion.

As for how to make a movie based on a game with a very, very sketchy plot and a lead that said no lines, that part should be easy. You take that as a starter, and for the rest you use your imagination. (Though you could probably say that thesedays hollywood has a big problem in that "department")

I don't know who the lead is. This is a direct to video POS. They're saying little about it, it's directed by a nobody and starring nobodies.

But we have a shitty Doom movie full of dudes. Adding girls won't make it more shitty. Nor would focusing on something other than marines. I mean, in Doom 2, hell comes to Earth. Why would a film need to follow the marine silently fighting the big battle? Aren't there probably interesting stories about the humans going about their day and suddenly their neighborhood is Hell and they need to survive? That's easily more interesting than what the first Doom movie was, and more interesting than the plot of Doom (which was literally a paragraph in a .txt file) or Doom 2 (which had even less plot than Doom.)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 7, 2018, 08:55 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 08:47:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 08:09:
NKD wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 07:51:
Did they ever give any indication of why Trump's election might have increased their racism or anti-Semitism?
I don't think it increased the amount but it emboldened them. If a racist was elected President then they could "come out of the closet" so to speak. They thought they were the new majority.

I understand that's the reasoning for the more Conservative racists. But Liberals are so vehemently anti-Trump that it's hard to imagine them being MORE likely to voice their racist views.

I imagine he means white on white racism.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
18. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 7, 2018, 07:52 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 7, 2018, 03:17:
Beamer wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 16:27:

I'm so confused by your point. Girls can be badasses, but wanting badass girls in movies is cancer?

Objection your honor, council is leading the witness!

Common Beamer, you're putting words in his mouth and you know it. I dislike the SJW label and avoid it at all costs, its banal and stupid and shouldn't be part of this conversation but he has a point.

We are fundamentally talking about retconning a beloved childhood game, toy, fantasy etc.

The Doom guy was a Doom GUY. He wasn't a girl. He was a dude. For better or worse. Retconning for whatever reason is bullshit.

Imagine the outrcy if someone made a Barbie movie, and made Barbie a dude. Yeah, not Ken. Barbie is a dude. And Ken was his boyfriend.

Or lets say someone did a remake of the Wily Coyote cartoon, and made Wily a wolf. Not a coyote, but a wolf. Wouldn't you say that it was needless retconning in that case?

But this movie has a doom guy. And a doom girl. It's basically the first shitty movie, only instead of an all dude cast it has women. It's the future - of course it has female Marines. And it's a movie - of course it has multiple soldiers so it isn't one guy silently killing shit. Do these people complain that doom guy talks?

It's a monstrous piece of shit. Adding women doesn't make it worse, as it can't be worse, but people like this guy and stupid Gamergaters whine that it added women. The source material had one character, and be had no personality or lines. How do you make that a movie!
 
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
10. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 6, 2018, 16:27 Beamer
 
CthulhuFan wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 15:21:
Proper nerds know that Ellen Ripley is 100 percent bad ass and we knew chicks were cool way before it was some kind of social justice problem.

We didn't need vasquez gripping a hand grenade while smiling at the young punk LT to know she was a bad ass.

Social Justice is cancer. Ellen Ripley is a boss.

I'm so confused by your point. Girls can be badasses, but wanting badass girls in movies is cancer?
 
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
7. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 6, 2018, 14:41 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 14:02:
Beamer wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 12:46:
I had entirely forgotten about this until I saw people dancing on reddit, all kinds of happy that the Doom movie that had the gall to star a female was clearly bombing. It's by a director who I think has done 8 other films, all direct to video, so this shouldn't be a real shocker.

Those same people probably complained that Aliens wasn't historically accurate because it had female soldiers. Also, Vasquez could kick all their asses.

Also: Starship Troopers

I guess, to many, the fundamental part of Doom Guy is that he has a dingaling. He never says anything, or does anything, and you only see him in a weird UI element that, in retrospect, made no sense, but having anything but a guy fighting demons is against canon and evil.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
4. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 6, 2018, 13:17 Beamer
 
Saboth wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 13:09:
All they had to do was make a movie about a portal to Hell opening on Mars, then throw in constant action, horror and isolation. Instead, they made a generic zombie movie that had almost nothing in common with Doom.

Is there a trailer, or do you mean the old Doom movie?
Not that I doubt the new Doom movie will probably be that. Doom isn't an easy thing to translate. The game is basically 0 plot and just one guy, which makes for either something intimidatingly blank or really nothing at all. I like to think you can take the seed of the idea, as you say horror action based around opening a portal to Hell, but that seems to be asking a lot of the type of writing and directing talent attracted by the name. Seems most talented people want fewer limitations than the license would allow, so you get blowhards that think game movies need to be big and edgy.

Not to mention, no one has huge faith in these, and creating sets would get stupid expensive. So we get small ideas from small creatives that go for big performances and edgy rather than something that feels interesting and unique.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters
2. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot May Skip Theaters Sep 6, 2018, 12:46 Beamer
 
I had entirely forgotten about this until I saw people dancing on reddit, all kinds of happy that the Doom movie that had the gall to star a female was clearly bombing. It's by a director who I think has done 8 other films, all direct to video, so this shouldn't be a real shocker.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
32. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 6, 2018, 11:31 Beamer
 
Vio wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 08:37:
Sargon is a good guy doing a good work, don't know Thunderfoot so can't comment on that one. I'm talking about channels like 1791, Liberty Hound, PagerU etc.

Sargon is a barely literate mouth breather that obsesses over insignificant people to the point that even Joe Rogan found him insufferable, but sure, he's a "good guy," Mr. Happy Nazi.

Just looked, Liberty Hound has hundreds of videos on YouTube, all of which seem to be just recutting Tucker Carlson. Not sure how he's censored. PragerU also has hundreds of videos up right now. 1791 recently put up a wonderful video called "What Milo's Criticism of Jordan Peterson Teaches us all." More people I'm sure you feel are "good guys." Much like I'm sure you think the Nazi in Inglorious Basterds was the smart one.

Given that they have dozens to hundreds of videos on YouTube, I don't see how "censored" they are.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
29. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 6, 2018, 07:45 Beamer
 
Vio wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 07:38:
Beamer wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 07:16:
there is no purge
I hope you are ready for 6 more years then. "Harassers", "there is no purge", "there is no bias", etc. People who hold that view must be blind there is major bias and de-platforming been going on the last two years - I don't mean harassers but of normal conservative people, and it is only getting worse from what I can tell.

I believe I asked you this before, but tell us who has been "purged."

Alex Jones? Harassing people. Idiots like Sargon and Thunderf00t are still there, so tell us, Mr. Happy Nazi, who has been purged? Where is the evidence for the purge? Where is the evidence it wasn't for violating rules? Or are you parroting your president and Fox News, two bastions of truth?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
27. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 6, 2018, 07:16 Beamer
 
Vio wrote on Sep 6, 2018, 06:46:
So the purge of conservative/right commentators on twitter/YouTube/etc. is not election meddling?

No, because there is no purge. Harassers have been kicked off.

Oh, wait, you're the happy Nazi. Of course you think that Alex Jones is merely a "conservative commentator."
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
44. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 5, 2018, 21:55 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Sep 5, 2018, 21:10:
Worded in a different way: Pedo isn't necessarily an abbreviation for pedophilia. Though in this case it should have been pedophile, not pedophilia.

Pedo child, philia/phile fondness.

Yes, you gave us that "pedo" is a suffix. You've yet to show a single usage of it as a stand-alone word meaning "child."

Not one. It doesn't get used that way. If it were, you could find someone using it that way. A book, a news article, a line in a movie, anything. But you can't, because that's not how it's used.

No one picks up a book and calls it a biblio. No one asks you to draw a three-sided tri. No one says they'll meet you in the meso. If they call you a homo, they're not calling you a man.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
36. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 5, 2018, 19:48 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Sep 5, 2018, 18:07:
NKD: when all else fails, insult. Check.
Tact: I did on the very first post.
Varan: this entire thread is a waste of time, the sooner it ends the better.
Beamer: 1 slang dictionary was linked as I remember. Using slang is improper just as using a prefix in this matter would be improper, but twitter isn't known to strictly adhere to proper grammar. (deja vu, didn't I say this in the other thread?) Before the internet news outlets would spell out the entire word pedophile.

IT WASN'T SAID BY A NEWS OUTLET, IT WAS TWEETED BY A MORON!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 5, 2018, 17:46 Beamer
 
In the history of the world, the word "pedo" was used as a stand-alone to mean "child" maybe once.

It means that as a prefix, sure, but not a word. I just don't get how that argument is standing. No matter how many dictionaries I linked him to that said it had that meaning solely as a prefix, he didn't agree.

Not to mention, "pedo" as a shorthand for "pedophile" is much older than the world wide web.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: GeForce Experience 3.0 Released Sep 5, 2018, 14:43 Beamer
 
It wasn't, and still isn't, remotely logical. Were it logical, you'd be able to find a single other person, anywhere in the world, that agreed with you. When literally no one anywhere agrees, the odds if you being logical slip to nil.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 5, 2018, 12:00 Beamer
 
He said "child rapist" this time, so maybe you can admit you were wrong and apologize that you had your truly indefensible view.

Unless you think he was calling the guy a child that rapes. But then he also said the guy was married to a 12 year old, not sure how you could spin that claim.
 
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