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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 14:33 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 14:26:
Bumpy wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 13:12:
The current state of movie watching is horribly limited.

I really miss Blockbuster. <snif>

You can still get whatever you want on disk.

Though I don't know why you'd want to. You can pretty much get anything you want from Amazon for the same price as a Blockbuster rental, only a wider selection than any Blockbuster ever had and no trip to and from.

If you want to own, I get that. And streaming quality is lightyears behind BluRay (but lightyears ahead of DVD.) The convenience outweighs it for me, though. I hardly watch movies as-is, but if I had to plan ahead, and find a way to return in order to avoid a fine, it'd never happen. Sure, faces and details are hidden in darkness that would be decently defined were it Bluray, but I don't have anything that can play Bluray hooked up to my TV and I'm quite alright with the PS3 staying in the closet forever. Like Rock Hudson. Or your dad!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 14:02 Beamer
 
Seventyfive wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 13:20:
People post gas chamber pictures to Ben Shapiro when his kid is born and that's totally fine, but ban Milo because reasons. LOL.

I think people aren't mad that Milo is banned, people are mad because the ban hammer is used in a completely inconsistent manner.

He's been warned a few billion times. And he's banned. He violated warnings.

Can you name any big names, or accounts with multiple tweets and followers, who did that to Ben Shapiro? Ones that had been banned prior?

And are you outraged when Blue bans someone for a history of removed posts yet certain others here get removed posts near daily and remain?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 12:52 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 12:47:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 11:36:
I feel like most of his defenders feel like Milo isn't being banned for one night's worth of tweets, but a pattern of them. He's been temp banned numerous times.

What do you mean? Why would his defenders think he was banned for being a repeat offender? Did you mean that his defenders don't realise this?

Yes, considering a common refrain seems to be "why wasn't she banned, too," I'd say they don't realize it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 11:46 Beamer
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 07:08:
Or they could just keep there whole library of titles on stock so people can watch whatever they want when ever, with out region locking. Which would give them my subscription for a long time.

But I naturally do not know what I want, Netflix does though... or at least claim too, and as long as they claim to know what I want I will keep my money instead.

Yeah, Netflix wants what you want and knows what you want. Notice that Netflix Originals don't rotate?

You're blaming the wrong people.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 11:36 Beamer
 
I feel like most of his defenders feel like Milo isn't being banned for one night's worth of tweets, but a pattern of them. He's been temp banned numerous times.

People keep pointing out other people involved, asking why they're not permanently banned. They didn't have the same pattern of behavior. They hadn't been warned multiple times.

But this was how Milo made his name. It'll be interesting to see what he does now. All his speaking engagements, bringing in a nice salary and leisurely lifestyle, were funded by those engagements. Now, he's lost his primary platform to create firestorms that raise his awareness. You can't do that on effectively on any other social media site, and Breitbart is trafficked by those who agree with him, not those that will find him horrific and amplify his message.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2016, 10:55 Beamer
 
I've been predominantly on Razer mice. Started with a Copperhead/Diamondback (not sure which), went to a Logitech MX1000 (which was heavy but I loved), at some point moved back to the Razer for no reason other than moving to a new place and not being able to find the MX1000 charger and just sticking with it due to inertia, and recently bought a Razer Mamba, which can be plugged or unplugged and is every color of the rainbow (incidentally, I hate my mice glowing.)

I actually don't use the Mamba. Bought it because my NYC apartment is small enough that I can run a 20ft HDMI from the PC to the TV, but I only do so when I want to game, and the Logitech wireless keyboard seems to lose connection every 5 seconds. Not sure why I don't replace the Copperhead with the Mamba, but... inertia...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2016, 18:05 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 17:28:
PS4 and not PC? Seriously? Fuck you R it that's the case.

PC and Xbox One, as well.

Also, Capcom, not R. This is Dead Rising, not RDR. I thought the original was ok. Fun in a short burst, but very quickly became annoying. You had to fail multiple times to start making it anywhere, meaning you redid some of the earlier parts a few billion times. The difficulty level got extreme, but mostly due to the terrible control.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2016, 16:15 Beamer
 
I just got served a banner ad for Pokemon Go Desktop Version. Same one in that reddit link, only here on Blues.

I'm guessing it takes you to some bad, bad places.
 
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News Comments > Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted
19. Re: Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted Jul 18, 2016, 15:12 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 15:10:
Luke wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 14:56:
Creston wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 14:47:
Do a good thing, get kicked in the balls for it. The state of the world in 2016. Yay.


The state of the world in 2016

Look out ya window and see pukemon hunters all over the place sad sad sad thats the state of the world 2016

What's bad about pokemon "hunters"? They're doing exercise and getting some vitamin D. The game is very simple, but that doesn't make it a bad thing.

"It's different and not to my tastes and therefore objectively bad!"

I mean, don't get me wrong, a lot of things that are different and not to our tastes are objectively bad, and the Pokemon craze is kind of hysterical given how little content is there and how little there is to do once you've captured something, but the exploratory aspects of capturing something is kind of funny, in a good way.
 
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News Comments > Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted
14. Re: Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted Jul 18, 2016, 14:42 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 13:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 13:33:
I'm not exactly clear what's happening here.

1. A thief steals a credit card number
2. The thief uses that credit card number to buy the game for themselves.
3. They actual CC owner initiates a chargeback for a fraudulent purpose and the thief gets to keep the key?

Do I have that right?
Basically yes, but, Valve is so supposed to do their due diligence by going in and revoking those keys that have been reported as stolen. This is almost entirely Valve not doing their jobs.

Is anyone really surprised about this? Valve barley does anything but collect money and could give a rats ass about supporting us customers.

Dude. Your Valve-hate has become all-consuming. Not only does Valve have nothing to do with this, there's no way they can stop this. The issue is not them.

Here's what happens:

1) Dev opens a storefront that offers CD keys
2) Thief uses fake CC to buy a CD Key
3) Dev says to Valve "I need a key," and Valve generates one
4) Dev gives key to thief
5) Thief puts key on a key resale site
6) Someone buys key on resale site
7) Resale site takes 30%, thief keeps 70%
8) 30+ days later, CC provider says "hey, that was a fraudulent purchase" and denies the funds to the dev
9a) If dev had kept track of who got what key, they can go to Valve and have that key turned off. Now the buyer from the grey market site loses access to the game he thought he bought
9b) If the dev didn't keep track of who got the key, they have no retaliation
10) Thief still has his 70%, Resale Site still has their 30%. The Dev has 0%, plus the cost of the transaction, and possibly gets hit with penalties from the CC provider


Valve has no way to change this unless they force the Dev to give them a credit card, or some unique identifier, for each key the dev requests. Devs often request bulk keys in advance, at least with some sites like this. There's no way Valve can be blamed here.

The resale sites? Yes. They can probably do something here. The Dev can, but only in policing and shutting down.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2016, 10:46 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 10:02:
I don't know many people who can even explain what the Xbox One S actually is, Microsoft did a wonderful job of confusing their consumer base with simultaneous announcements. Not to mention I couldn't imagine diving into the Xbox One with the idea that a better one will arrive in a year or two.

The S nomenclature is kind of well defined for Xbox. This is the third gen using it.

Just smaller.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Jul 18, 2016, 07:08 Beamer
 
Blackhawk wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 01:04:
Good thing using mythological entities as characters in games isn't some sort of trend.

Like Amaterasu in Okami, or Shiva in every Final Fantasy ever, or the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons (all of which still have active worshipers) in a dozen games, sometimes as enemies (Titan Quest and God of War, I'm looking at you), or Bhaal and Tyr in Badldur's Gate, or Raijin in Mortal Kombat, or Jesus in Fist of Jesus. You get the idea.

Yeah, it is a good thing this isn't a well-established trend.

The point being, that these aren't myths to some. No one believes in the Greek, Roman, Norse, or Egyptian pantheons, but people do believe in the Hindu ones still.

This may not change your view, but certainly is a nuance you can understand, no?
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2016, 19:57 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 14:15:
LOL Blizzard goes way out of the way to make a "diverse" game and this is what they get for it. When will they ever learn, you can't ever appease liberals.

I find it funny that people on this board complain about being hard to please. That's a fairly neutral article saying "they should be applauded for doing well, but could still do better."

Considering this is a board where every single game is called "console crap," no matter how hard a dev tries to avoid that, it seems like stones in a glass house, no?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2016, 14:46 Beamer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 12:50:
Cutter wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 11:47:
Jesus Christ just heard the news about the attack in France....

Terrorist Attack in Nice, France, Leaves 84 Dead and 202 Injured

It's been confirmed 10 children were killed in yesterday's Muslim terrorist attack in Nice, FR too. As a father with a toddler this hits too close to home. You're delusional if you trust our government's propaganda on ISIS and think this will just go away. This won't be solved by policing, conventional warfare nor with good feelings either. Ending the political correctness would be a good start in confronting this evil.

I don't get what the propaganda is, or how you think conventional warfare is politically correct.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
21. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 14, 2016, 17:38 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 13:48:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 12:47:
Removed it from the kids phones. They used up their monthly data in less than a week. Too many dangers associated with it too.

Tip: Go into Google Maps and download your home area (you should be doing this anyway if you use google maps). PGO will use the cached map instead of constantly re-downloading maps.

Google engineers say this is false.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 14, 2016, 13:38 Beamer
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 12:25:
Beamer wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:27:
Total-Khaos wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:24:
Cutter wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:21:
Luke wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 10:23:
How to control the mass ....give them a app with pukemon , pretty sure some1 is getting idea's over there...god people are sooo easy to control welcome to the future Clown

Don't hyperbolize. It's sold roughly 20 million copies and there are over 7 billion people on this rock so that's a long way off from controlling the world. And this game - like most trends - likely has a very limited and brief lifespan. There are much larger and easier ways to control the masses than this.

Regardless, it is is the largest CIA data gathering operation in existence today on American soil and abroad.

Have we had an increase in Alex Jones listeners lately?

Not sure who that is, but I heard rumblings about it at the water cooler at work. While not the most reliable source of information, I did find this (among others) where people are discussing it.

http://blackbag.gawker.com/pokemon-go-is-a-government-surveillance-psyop-conspirac-1783461240

Aside from the fact that, while this is US tech, it's a ultimately Japanese product, there's nothing Pokemon Go gets anyone that Verizon, AT&T, Google, and Apple don't already have. Why create something huge and pray it catches on when, y'know, you can just get it from sources that already have it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 14, 2016, 11:27 Beamer
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:24:
Cutter wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:21:
Luke wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 10:23:
How to control the mass ....give them a app with pukemon , pretty sure some1 is getting idea's over there...god people are sooo easy to control welcome to the future Clown

Don't hyperbolize. It's sold roughly 20 million copies and there are over 7 billion people on this rock so that's a long way off from controlling the world. And this game - like most trends - likely has a very limited and brief lifespan. There are much larger and easier ways to control the masses than this.

Regardless, it is is the largest CIA data gathering operation in existence today on American soil and abroad.

Have we had an increase in Alex Jones listeners lately?
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained Adds Hero
3. Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Adds Hero Jul 13, 2016, 20:41 Beamer
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 20:18:
Phffft. I hope they go bankrupt. Releasing OMD2 was an insult to everyone that bought OMD. This is even worse. The first two games should have had all the content under a single title.

Releasing a sequel was an insult to everyone that bought the original, fully-fledged game?

Melodramatic much? OMD was incredible. OMD2 was more incredible. I have no clue how someone could call it an insult.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2016, 11:41 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 11:10:
Other online shops frequently match or attempt to beat Amazon sale prices... it's silly to buy anything on Amazon for any price without checking a few other places first. A lot of those "80% off" discounts are total bullshit.

No one beats Amazon. People may match, but no one beats. When you factor in the convenience of Amazon, faster shipping, better customer service for errors, and it makes sense to go to them when someone matches.

However, something like 60% of Amazon's listings, maybe more now, are marketplace listings by a 3rd party. Those are routinely beaten. Amazon doesn't monitor those, and has nothing to do with the pricing.

If something is "Sold by Amazon," you're almost definitely getting the best price, because Amazon's automated price matching algorithms will gleefully sell something for a loss. If something is not sold by Amazon, it can probably be found cheaper elsewhere. As you mentioned, all those "80% off" discounts are bullshit, because it's probably a product (like the watches) made by the company selling it and creating their own MSRPs.
 
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News Comments > Ghostbusters Game Released
7. Re: Ghostbusters Game Released Jul 13, 2016, 11:38 Beamer
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 11:34:
Task wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 09:29:
Just taking a guess, but I assume it's not as good as the actual Ghostbusters 3 movie, I.e. that XBox game that was made a while ago with the original actors providing their voices.

That was... not great. Decent, even fun at times, but not great. I would have preferred the ghosts to be more puzzle-like instead of action/combat, the haunts to be creepier, and for there to be less retread of the movies.

Dan Aykroyd sadly isn't the writer that he used to be. And Bill Murray sounded like he was bored out of his skull by the whole thing. It was missing a lot of the zing that Ghostbusters had. Though, I supposed, you could say the same about Ghostbusters 2.

Still, the first time you light up the proton pack, it's a pretty great moment.

A lot of people seem to be coming out of the woodwork calling that the true Ghostbusters 3 and a massively recognized gem.

Also, Ghostbusters II was terrible.
 
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