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News Comments > Unlock All Star Wars Battlefront II Characters in 24 Hours
24. Re: Unlock All Star Wars Battlefront II Characters in 24 Hours Nov 20, 2017, 15:54 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 15:45:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 13:26:
I feel very sorry for the developers who worked on the game. Can you imagine the countless hours they put in only to deal with this? The decision to implement aggressive micro-transaction likely wasn't theirs. They just did as they were told.

Right, this is it exactly. I'm sure the devs did not want to build this shit out. They know it makes the game worse.

It also gives them a higher bonus.
The leads at EA are fully bought in on this and the ones coming up with the creative ideas.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2017, 12:50 Beamer
 
Wow, look at them try to pry that dog off.

Yeah, I never thought too hard about police dogs, but that video makes a pretty strong case.
 
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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners
33. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Nov 20, 2017, 10:35 Beamer
 
MacLeod wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 10:01:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 19, 2017, 18:57:

There was no award for best overall indie game... only best indie game that was part of the Square Enix Collective program, which is extremely limiting.

You're reading the category wrong (mostly because that list is really badly formatted). The category was "Best Indie Game" and the award was presented in collaboration with SEC. Not sure why they didn't use the "sponsored by" tag for that one like they did the others.

I'm more baffled at how Friday the 13th won that... that game was a hot mess of design that faded away really fast. I would have voted Thimbleweed Park or Slime Rancher on their list over that.

Because no one has heard of those two games, relatively. Friday the 13th, at the time of launch, got a good amount of media coverage just due to the license. And the format, which seemed to resonate well with people but have issues (I never played, it sounded like it'd be a blast with friends but awful with internet randos.)

I don't know if this award has campaigning, but I'd wager it has voting, and people will vote for what they've heard of over what they haven't. For AAA games, everyone has heard of everything. For indies, that license went a really long way towards making sure people have heard of it.
 
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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners
30. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Nov 20, 2017, 09:56 Beamer
 
The only one that really surprises me is Friday the 13th, but I've heard enough mixed things that it could be true, and would wager that indie games are the hardest for this type of award to evaluate. People need to be familiar with them, and Friday the 13th is probably one of the ones people were most familiar with.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
9. Re: Sunday Interviews Nov 19, 2017, 17:47 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2017, 17:36:
Rhett wrote on Nov 19, 2017, 16:24:
Yeah... It's so despicably sad that gaming has been turned into a money-milking machine, and true love and dedication rarely gets poured into games anymore.

I would caveat that with "AAA gaming." And probably the makers of the game are forced by publishers and accounts to add money-generating systems that interfere with the fun factor.

It's the same thing as in Hollywood. These entities started being valuable so publicly traded companies started scooping them up, and that changes their priorities.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 18, 2017, 11:51 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 22:49:
Beamer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 15:01:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:43:
Beamer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:20:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 12:22:
Gotta agree with Cutter. These kinds of technologies will herald in great improvements in safety, efficiency, and cost, while creating a new class of poor, unemployed workers. If the government doesn't proactively address it (something it's been very poor at doing in the past several decades) it's a recipe for massive social unrest, the kind we haven't seen since the civil rights era.

Trucker is already a bad job. As in a really bad job. Well paying, but keeps people from their families for significant lengths of time (which may be a benefit to some), has them work dangerous hours, has huge penalties for things often beyond their control, etc.

I don't know how we help truckers today, but there's a good reason to make sure we don't have any new truckers.
Sitting for extended periods is also really bad for your health. Maybe they should have standing trucker cabs.

Don't be stupid.
It should be a steering wheel with a treadmill underneath.
Or make the cab leg powered, Flintstones style!

So the machines navigate and we power?

Healthy reversal, or phase one of the matrix?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 17, 2017, 15:03 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 08:49:
Rigs wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 23:09:
On the 'Cutter Scale of Assholery', I give that 6 'eh's' out of 10. Come on, Cutter, you're slippin!
Yeah, it was lame.

Funny thing is I clearly remember Cutter making disparaging comments about Trudeau.

Disparaging is an understatement. Cutter's biggest concern is how many brown people are in his nation, and Trudeau keeps letting more in.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 17, 2017, 15:01 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:43:
Beamer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:20:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 12:22:
Gotta agree with Cutter. These kinds of technologies will herald in great improvements in safety, efficiency, and cost, while creating a new class of poor, unemployed workers. If the government doesn't proactively address it (something it's been very poor at doing in the past several decades) it's a recipe for massive social unrest, the kind we haven't seen since the civil rights era.

Trucker is already a bad job. As in a really bad job. Well paying, but keeps people from their families for significant lengths of time (which may be a benefit to some), has them work dangerous hours, has huge penalties for things often beyond their control, etc.

I don't know how we help truckers today, but there's a good reason to make sure we don't have any new truckers.
Sitting for extended periods is also really bad for your health. Maybe they should have standing trucker cabs.

Don't be stupid.
It should be a steering wheel with a treadmill underneath.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled
58. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled Nov 17, 2017, 14:22 Beamer
 
I highly doubt this ever hit RFP stage.

This wasn't Disney looking for a service, this was EA looking to pay for a license.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 17, 2017, 14:20 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 12:22:
Gotta agree with Cutter. These kinds of technologies will herald in great improvements in safety, efficiency, and cost, while creating a new class of poor, unemployed workers. If the government doesn't proactively address it (something it's been very poor at doing in the past several decades) it's a recipe for massive social unrest, the kind we haven't seen since the civil rights era.

Trucker is already a bad job. As in a really bad job. Well paying, but keeps people from their families for significant lengths of time (which may be a benefit to some), has them work dangerous hours, has huge penalties for things often beyond their control, etc.

I don't know how we help truckers today, but there's a good reason to make sure we don't have any new truckers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2017, 13:50 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 12:38:
Nucas wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 11:57:
so ben affleck is batman but only in "the official dc movies", and they want to make more batman movies, but with a different guy?

I think they are saying Affleck is probably done with Batman after Justice League, and whoever they pick will be the new Batman for future films. Supposedly Affleck has lost interest. Gyllenhaal isn't a terrible choice, I just hope they do a less murder happy Batman for future films. Machine gunning and missiling enemies is not the Batman way.

No, they're doing different Batmans.

You know how, in the comics, there are often several different Batman universes doing issues at the same time? DC is saying they want to do that. Their DCU has failed, so they want to be able to let several people do their vision of what Batman should be.

One one hand, cool. Batman can go in so many different ways why limit us to one? On the other hand, this is just too much.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled
53. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled Nov 17, 2017, 13:29 Beamer
 
This is a big deal.

EA budgeted for that long tail. Their choices in both development budget and marketing budget incorporated that. Possibly even the choice to take the license on.

The long tail is now turned off, so a fairly significant revenue stream they'd expected is now gone. The game will need to sell much more to make up for that.

It's possible the backlash did hit their sales expectations to the point that the amount of money they expect to gain in sales by removing this is greater than what they expected to earn from the long tail, but I'd wager a very angry Disney had more to do with it. EA is used to people being furious with them. Disney less so, especially with their golden goose. Well, one of their golden geese.
 
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News Comments > etc.
15. Re: Crypto Miner Nov 17, 2017, 07:49 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 16:16:
Beamer wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 16:14:
372% CPU.

;p

Add these 2 filters to your uBlock Origin or Adblock custom rule thing


https://crypto-loot.com
https://crypto-loot.com/lib/miner.min.js


You gotta block them as they come btw, wide range block would be defeated by other domain or script name....

With filter 27 load attempts for this miner are detected by uBlock Origin.. ;p

That was my work mac. I need to see ads at work, so no blocking.
At home, I already block all javascript.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2017, 16:30 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 14:48:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 13:14:
Beamer wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 12:49:
And that Al Franken photo is revolting.
This happened while he was a comedian, they do comedic things. That's why it's called comedy.

Yeah, I get that, as a comedian you have to take chances, and if the photo was the only thing that there was, it might be explainable. But the story told by the woman is more disturbing.

Were it just the photo I could agree it was stupid people acting stupid in ways funny to each other. I have friends with whom that photo would be considered funny and appreciated.

It's clear they weren't close like that, and she was disturbed by him prior. Perhaps he drastically misread the situation and thought it was just hijinks between people going through a similar experience. And perhaps part of the joke was that you could feel nothing through the kevlar. It was still a very creepy thing to do. Just because he didn't mean to be creepy doesn't mean he wasn't creepy.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: Crypto Miner Nov 16, 2017, 16:14 Beamer
 
372% CPU.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2017, 12:49 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 12:48:
Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts.

None of the cities. Global warming is a hoax.

You're mom is a hoax!

And that Al Franken photo is revolting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 15, 2017, 21:30 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 21:08:
Er? I'm guessing you misread his quote?

In Washington, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) denounced the new Russian law, saying there is “no equivalence” between RT and networks such as the Voice of America, CNN and the BBC, whose journalists “seek the truth, debunk lies, and hold governments accountable.” By contrast, he said in a statement, “RT’s propagandists debunk the truth, spread lies, and seek to undermine democratic governments in order to further Vladimir Putin’s agenda.”

Look at his history, he's a pro-Russia Trumper who whines about "SJWs."

He isn't worth responding to.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
44. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 15, 2017, 17:20 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 13:17:
How dare people want to enjoy their luxury activity, ENTITLED MUCH?! People defending "grinding" ITT.

We just need the EA rep himself in here talking about what a sense of accomplishment it is to round things out. Or perhaps he already is.

If EA wants to ship freemium grindathons then fucking do that instead of charging $60 and coming up with a ridiculous currency/progression system.

Stop being a problem child who doesn't want to do work in his game!



Ha! That's still the weirdest thing I've ever read. "The problem with games today is there isn't enough tedium!"
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana
16. Re: Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana Nov 15, 2017, 17:19 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 16:42:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 12:46:
The exception being that fishing Dreamcast game, if you had the fishing controller. For some reason that was hysterical to have in a corner at parties.

Well yeah. Anything in a party that can make other people laugh at what you're doing is going to be fun. This is why Dance Dance Central or whatever the hell it was called was such a hit.

It was fun because the other people made it fun. Nobody ever fired up that fucking fishing game by themselves.

ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME, UBI? NOBODY GIVES A SHIT WHAT PEOPLE IN MONTANA DO, DON'T FORCE ME TO FUCKING FISH.

Fair enough. You're 100% right that those games weren't fun alone, like Buck Hunter isn't. You need two people, at least, then it becomes stupid fun, like Kinect games. Basically, exactly like Kinect games - only fun when over the top and laughing in a group.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 15:43 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 10:25:
It's tiny (actually pretty big by NYC standards, as it was redone right before I moved in, but it's still about 2"x8"

So like the size of two candy bars, haha.
Ha!
Unintentional, but yeah, consider me having exaggerated but not by much.
 
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