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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Jun 14, 2016, 09:38 Beamer
 
  • The Half Elf wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 21:15:
    EricFate wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 20:46:
    I thought about clicking that, but then I realized I stopped giving a shit about anything Notch has to say about anything quite a while ago.

    Actually it would be worth your time to click on it. Notch pretty much nailed someone talking shit, which was worth admission alone

    Can't say I agree with where Notch is coming from, though. Notch isn't defending video game violence, he's defending those making it, by saying it's what consumers want. That isn't saying "video game violence isn't bad," it's saying "capitalism is giving people what they want."

    But, here's a person telling companies it isn't what he wants, and Notch is trying to correct him. That kind of doesn't work. People deciding they do not want that starts by people starting to say "hey, y'know what, companies? What you're selling isn't what I want."

    Basically, Notch is doing nothing.

    Also, this is coming from someone that absolutely adores the over the top violence in Doom. I think there's a huge difference between it and, say, the wannabe Columbine simulator that was Hatred. A solid 40%-60% of my gaming is in superviolent FPS games.
     
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    News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
    18. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 14, 2016, 09:12 Beamer
     
    CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 07:41:
    Look, I did not say it's garbage. I admitted it might be fun in short lunch break bursts for some casual run'n'gun action.
    But some people have been acting like this is the Second Coming worth full price and it just ain't even close to that IMO. This is the kind of game that should be a free code in a box of Cheerios.

    You've been pretty clear the past few days that you find little worth full price. You have a weird markdown cadence. Which is fine, as others mentioned, at least you aren't pirating, but you also a tendency to call everything in the world garbage, feel it's critically important that everyone on this board know how garbage you find everything, and feel that you finding it garbage is the definitive answer on the subject.

    It's... Cutteresque.
     
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    News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
    16. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 14, 2016, 07:31 Beamer
     
    yuastnav wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 06:21:
    CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 05:49:
    Quboid wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 21:04:
    Very enjoyable old-school shooter

    I don't get the appeal after playing the demo. It was just as disappointing as the lame multiplayer beta.

    This is a casual shooting gallery. It's Candy Crush with guns. Nothing more, nothing less.
    I don't see what is "old school" about it except the rather shitty graphics.

    It doesn't even have reload. Most of my old school shooters had a reload mechanic and they often times had gameplay revolving around the preservation of ammo. Ammo was often times sparse, especially at the higher difficulty levels. You had to either aim and shoot really well or explore a lot to find hidden stashes with additional clips of ammo. That was old school. Not even having reload is casual crap.

    The weapons also lack ooomph. Where's the visceral BOOM when you fire the shotgun? Not there. It's tame and lame.

    Now add to this stuff like the glory kill QTEs (that's exactly what they are... a QTE) or checkpoint saves instead of a proper F5 save anywhere and you have a casual console port shooting gallery that may be fun in very short bursts on a lunch break but it ain't nuttin' special I'll tell ya that!

    $2.99 sale for the GOTY. Maybe. But probably not. Pass. Next.

    Thanks for the heads up. I haven't had access to my gaming rig for some time now and due to this idiotic one week limitation for the demo I won't be able to play it so I'll know for the future to stay away from this game.

    Most of the people here disagree with him, so do you wan to take CJs opinion or the rest of the peanut gallery? I mean, he called it Candy Crush with guns, does that sound reliable to you? Haha.

    There's no reload. Doom had no reload. Doom 2 had no reload. Quake had no reload. Quake 2 had no reload. Quake 3 had no reload. You get over it quickly.

    Ammo isn't sparse, due to the mechanics to get it, but early on you can't hold much, so you'll be flipping weapons often. The lack of scarcity to ammo does mean you won't bother holding on to the rare ammo for that weapon you like so long that you never use it.

    The shotgun lacks visceral boom because it's the basic shotgun. This is Doom. There's a double barrel waiting for you outside the demo. I mean, the demo is the first level, right?

    Glory kills aren't QTEs because the enemy is already dead. Just think of them as improvised health stations. In HL, you need to hit Use to use them, too.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2016, 19:27 Beamer
     
    Creston wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 18:31:
    Please announce Red Dead Redemption 2, please announce Red Dead Redemption 2.

    Would buy whatever I need to play. Xbone, PS4, Vita, Virtual Boy, whatever.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    55. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2016, 14:48 Beamer
     
    I always find it weird when people call the moderation of a private website, moderation done to keep it civil and loosely on topic, "censorship."  
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    News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
    6. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 13, 2016, 12:52 Beamer
     
    CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 12:33:
    Nullity wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 12:21:
    CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 12:18:
    Works flawless here except for the fact that you can not skip the retarded logos of which there are an annoying fuckton. One more reason to buy this shit for $4.99 at best. It runs great at a steady 60fps on my GTX 980 all maxed out at 1440p though which is a positive surprise (well, kinda... let's face it, the game ain't exactly a spectacle even at ultra settings).

    In Steam... right-click Doom -> Properties -> Set Launch Options -> add "+com_skipIntroVideo 1".


    Yeah, thanks, I googled that right after I started the game for the first couple times and disabled the intro shit but it's still a principle thing. It shows that the game developer has zero respect for their customers so I'll be paying them near zero for their garbage. They can go fuck themselves hard.

    Take Blizzard for example. I'm not a Blizz fanboi by any stretch of the imagination but they are a shining example of elegance and user friendliness in many regards.
    For example, if you launch StarCraft 2 for the first time, you'll see the Blizzard logos etc.
    The next time you launch the game it skips straight to the main menu screen automatically because it sets a simple flag to remember that you have seen their shit. It's minor stuff like this that can make a difference between night & day in the perception of the customer.

    In Doom's case id/Beth are losing $$$ from me because of their sloppiness and utter disrespect. $4.99 sale. Not a penny more...

    Personally, this feels like a weird thing to say a game is worth only $4.99 for.

    Do you have a markdown schedule? A nice table that says if Game does X you cut off Y dollars? For instance, if shift is bound to crouch instead of run you will take 25 cents off the price, and if crouch is only available as a toggle you take $1.47 off?
     
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    News Comments > Dishonored 2 Trailer
    9. Re: Dishonored 2 Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 12:25 Beamer
     
    If anyone has an even remote interest in Dishonored they should watch this.

    Apologies if it was posted here, I saw it somewhere last week but think it was Reddit. I honestly thought this was Dishonored 2 at first. The guy is insane - ducking under sword swings, throwing heads at guards, pushing guards into traps, knocking guards off of cliffs, then jumping onto the falling body and using it to teleport elsewhere...

    I loved this game, but was nowhere near this devlish. I also played on the Xbox, and this is clearly m+k. I hope.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    29. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2016, 22:11 Beamer
     
    TangledThorns wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 19:25:
    RedEye9 wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 19:15:
    TangledThorns wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 19:09:
    RedEye9 wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 16:57:
    It will take many more senseless deaths and a smart politician before we get gun laws similar to Australia.

    Or like France's? We all saw how that worked out for them last year in Paris! Friggin' lemmings believing whats best for the rest of us.
    Riiight. Because our current system is working great.
    Done any critical thinking lately, I thought not.

    Liberals true agenda behind banning guns is to destroy the NRA knowing that organization supports conservative politicians. Ban guns and then no more NRA so we see through your game.


    Do you kind of get how this is circular logic?
     
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    News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach Mode Revealed
    26. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach Mode Revealed Jun 10, 2016, 07:27 Beamer
     
    Jerykk wrote on Jun 10, 2016, 03:48:
    I've reached the point in my life where I'm okay with games not being exactly what I want. They weren't perfect in the past either but nostalgia tends to forget such details. I judge games as a whole, so even if there are certain aspects that I dislike, I'm still able to enjoy the game. The simple truth is that games are no longer designed specifically for hardcore gamers that have been playing games for 20+ years. If that's the only kind of game you can enjoy, then you're going to have a pretty limited selection of games to choose from.

    Yup, and I've come to peace with that. A lot of today's games are really, really, really well done and really, really, really fun. People, particularly here but in many other places, get furious at them and make a game out of picking them apart.

    In some cases, there's good reason. In some cases, there's good reason for that particular player. But often, it comes across as people unwilling to live in the present and who should probably contemplate a new hobby.

    At this point in my life, I don't have much time for games. Honestly, in 2016 all I've played is Doom (which was fantastic, despite complaints about being Disneyfied being somewhat common) and Shadow Warrior (which I found to be an overall good idea killed by terrible mechanics.) 2015 had little more gaming than that. You'd thin this would make me pickier, as if I'm doing little gaming I should demand perfection, but I've come instead to really appreciate why devs are doing different things instead of making copies of the games I loved 20 years ago.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    5. Re: etc. Jun 9, 2016, 15:12 Beamer
     
    Ozmodan wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 14:24:
    As usual, most of the critics of the warcraft movie will end up eating their words.

    The movie is entertaining which is what most people want when they go to a movie. Personally my only criticism was that it was too short.

    As usual?

    Word of mouth about the film is bad outside of video game forums, where people also speak fondly of Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
     
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    News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
    19. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 13:36 Beamer
     
    maddog wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 13:33:
    Can you play MP against bots?

    From above:
    Later he expects bots to be added to the game.
     
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    News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
    15. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 12:16 Beamer
     
    Darks wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 12:13:
    Razumen wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 11:09:
    Beamer wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:59:
    Razumen wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:42:
    Jagacademy wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:36:
    The Half Elf wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:53:
    It looks interesting, but not a fan of the Pinata effect of baddies exploding and raining health and armor.

    Just use your imagination. Armor is pretty easy, you can collect it off of your fallen enemies. As for health, in a lot of fantasy lore, demon blood often gives power to those who consume it, so just imagine it is healing you after killing them.

    If you don't use your imagination to explain things away, the overwhelming majority of Fantasy and Science Fiction makes no sense whatsoever.

    No to mention armor doesn't drop off enemies unless you use a specific rune, and the health and ammo drops are pretty rare unless you use glory kills, which can be mostly ignored.

    Not to mention the plot is that you were found imprisoned in Hell because you're basically a demon killer sent from the Heavens. That killing demons is what keeps you alive and fuels you for more killing demons makes sense.

    I think most people disliked the concept when watching videos, but when actually playing, you come around quickly. It keeps the flow so wonderful.

    The heavens? Nowhere does it imply that. The hyperbolic verse is just to show how much hell feared him. The general consensus is that the player character is either the Doom marine after he got stuck in hell after Doom 3 RoE (Or possibly Doom 2 if you fudge the ending a bit) or that he was the last member of those Templar knights avenging his fallen civilization (Or possibly both, the Doom marine might've joined up with them beforehand, as they'd have had the same goals).

    The point is, Hell fears the Doom Marine. Hoorah!! Crush those Demons Marine!

    And there's evidence that it's tied into something more.

    Regardless, your character is a perfect demon killing machine, and that, for some reason, killing demons fuels you, kind of fits to make that true. The demons slaughtered so many by simply existing, and you basically do the same to them.
     
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    News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
    12. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 10:59 Beamer
     
    Razumen wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:42:
    Jagacademy wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:36:
    The Half Elf wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:53:
    It looks interesting, but not a fan of the Pinata effect of baddies exploding and raining health and armor.

    Just use your imagination. Armor is pretty easy, you can collect it off of your fallen enemies. As for health, in a lot of fantasy lore, demon blood often gives power to those who consume it, so just imagine it is healing you after killing them.

    If you don't use your imagination to explain things away, the overwhelming majority of Fantasy and Science Fiction makes no sense whatsoever.

    No to mention armor doesn't drop off enemies unless you use a specific rune, and the health and ammo drops are pretty rare unless you use glory kills, which can be mostly ignored.

    Not to mention the plot is that you were found imprisoned in Hell because you're basically a demon killer sent from the Heavens. That killing demons is what keeps you alive and fuels you for more killing demons makes sense.

    I think most people disliked the concept when watching videos, but when actually playing, you come around quickly. It keeps the flow so wonderful.
     
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    News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
    4. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 10:01 Beamer
     
    wtf_man wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:48:
    nin wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:37:
    Later he expects bots to be added to the game.

    Awesome! Doom has been surprise of the year, so far...amazed how well it turned out.

    How is the single player? I mean I know it's fairly good... but is it too short for the denero?

    I got 12-14 hours out of single player my first play through, and I've probably put 4-6 into a second play through at a harder difficulty.

    And I've loved every minute.
     
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    News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach Mode Revealed
    12. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach Mode Revealed Jun 9, 2016, 09:09 Beamer
     
    ItBurn wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 00:20:
    Also, no interest in the Breach thing... I don't really understand why it's there.

    A few reasons:

    *[It's more content]*

    *[People like digestible challenges to repeat and master.]*

    *[It will likely force people to play a way they otherwise wouldn't and experience aspects of the game they otherwise wouldn't]*

    *[Some of the devs had free time while other aspects of the game were polished and tweaked, and this gave them a way to keep busy and create valuable content while they waited on other parts.]*
     
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    News Comments > Morning Mobilization
    10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 8, 2016, 13:30 Beamer
     
    Blue wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 12:39:
    Beamer wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 11:28:
    We don't have substitutes for smartphones.

    We don't need any, we already all have smartphones, which is why their growth is falling off. For the smartphone industry to sustain the way it's operated in the past we'd need to find an undiscovered continent/planet of new potential customers.

    Yup. And, well, I mean, there is still kind of an undiscovered continent - India is about 25% penetrated, Africa well below that, ha! Of course, the growth there will be in $25 smartphones.

    But, what he was referring to, I believe, was all the "PCs are Dead" articles. PCs were dying for a few reasons:

  • Technology was stagnating, so there was less need to upgrade and the upgrade cycle slowed


  • Prices were falling, so new PCs cost less than the ones they were replacing


  • New products were replacing PCs. People were spending their money, and doing their webs browsing, on laptops, tablets, and phones


  • Some of this is true for smartphones. The technology is absolutely stagnating, as the processing power is insane, but people still want new. The cameras have been increasing exponentially and will hopefully continue to do so, and I still feel like the OSs seem to require that power, even though I have no clue what they use them for (every iOS and Android device I've used feels more sluggish after 2 years than my WP8.1 devices did after that period, but WP8.1 is dead and WM10 always feels sluggish.) At some point the craze to upgrade will die, but we have a while. The bigger concern is that phones went from $200 every 2 years to $700-800 every 2 years, which will slow people down (even though they pay less for the phone in the long run.)

    Prices are falling, too. Galaxies and iPhones may stay $600+, but the tier just below flagship is plummeting in price as companies like Huawei enter the market. Now that it's more out of pocket, people will gravitate to the almost-as-good cheaper phones, or to last year's flagship, which is 85% the power for 40% the price.

    But, for the substitute, there are none. No device is replacing the smartphone. So, where the PC was losing ground to devices people used for similar things, the smartphone has no competitor right now. It's market may be entering the mature part of the innovation curve, but it isn't in the decline part, and won't be for quite some time.

    What remains to be seen is who dies in the mature part of the innovation curve. LG, HTC, Sony, Moto/Lenovo, etc., are all very, very vulnerable.

     
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    News Comments > Mirror's Edge Catalyst Released
    16. Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst Released Jun 8, 2016, 12:02 Beamer
     
    While I acknowledge that The Half Elf didn't outright call someone a paid shill, I really wish this board was less inclined to go to that. I feel like I see it here more than anywhere else, though this place does tend to be more paranoid about corporations than most other places.

    But the community here (as opposed to the reader base, I'd say the community is active contributors to the posts) is, at best, 1000 regular users who are predominantly outside the 18-34 demographic. It isn't worth any amount of time as opposed to any of the places full of tens of thousands to millions of 18-34 year olds.

    What makes this place is that it's a smaller, older community that's been here a while. But that means it's a waste of time for paid shills, vs., say, NeoGaf or Kotaku or Reddit, where new people come in all the time, more is discussed, and far more see it.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Mobilization
    3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 8, 2016, 11:28 Beamer
     
    HorrorScope wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 10:52:
    Smartphones are dying.

    What comes around goes around.

    Ha!

    Except, y'know, when people say PC sales are dying, it's because they're declining as substitutes are rising rapidly. We don't have substitutes for smartphones.
     
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    News Comments > Paragon Essentials Edition Released
    9. Re: Paragon Essentials Edition Released Jun 7, 2016, 18:48 Beamer
     
    Tachikoma wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 16:19:
    Wait, Epic is an indie company now? I mean, the Unreal guys? Must`ve missed something.

    Always been indie. They sold a minority stake to Tencent, but they've never been owned by a publisher.
     
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    News Comments > Paragon Essentials Edition Released
    6. Re: Paragon Essentials Edition Released Jun 7, 2016, 14:49 Beamer
     
    Desalus wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 13:42:
    $60 for a free to play, early access, multiplayer only game which has only one gameplay mode and one map? Count me in!

    It has bots, it has more maps coming but, from what I understand, games like League of Legends are played on 1 map (is this true?), and I don't know about modes because I'm not a MOBA guy.

    Epic has said that, at this point, they have no choice. AAA gaming for an independent studio is a thing of the past. They're going to a smaller model, because they don't feel they can compete in the $60 game landscape. This is them trying to be somewhere between indie and AAA.

    I get why AAA is no longer really an option for them, but I'm not sure this is the solution.
     
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