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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials
2. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials Nov 3, 2016, 21:39 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 21:35:
i probably didnt read this right,,, but..

can we get some freaking FINANCIAL data in your FINANCIAL report and not bullshit numbers of how many people have played your online game?


I mean, read the article. Blue mentions their digital revenue, and that they had record operating income, earnings per share, and operating cash flow. He then highlighted the audience reach, which is not a financial metric, because he felt that was more interesting to people here.

So yes, you did not read it right, and you called it bullshit due to your own fault.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 21:38 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 18:06:
Dacote wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 12:35:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 07:00:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 00:23:
So, uh, what went down while I was away? Why all the removed comments?

I think I made the mistake of quoting something I should have know better than to quote.
Me too.

I think so. It's rather a shame it was so angry because the stupidity was something to behold. Cutter's cousin went to jail for not paying child support and who does Cutter blame? People who always blame other people rather than take responsibility for their own actions. Seriously. Also, racism. Of course.

You forgot the SJWs. He also blamed the SJWs. A grown man discussing SJWs is a site to behold, as well.

In reality, there's shared blame for an unexpected child. No one ever says it's the man's fault, which is why the man isn't expected to do all the support. But, since it's shared blame, the woman can't be expected to, either, and if the man isn't fulfilling his part, that's his fault and off to jail he goes.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials
5. Re: Take-Two Financials Nov 3, 2016, 12:43 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 12:32:
It's amazing to me how much people will instantly listen and believe to some anonymous post with no ability to verify it.

Like I said in the other thread, when people hate something they'll believe anything that verifies their opinions that that thing is bad. "The CEO is orchestrating false flags on soundstages, go to this random website to believe it!"

It's why half of retweeted news on Facebook is outlandish conspiracy theory gibberish. People believe anything that makes them feel smarter than others.

Man, any of the pro/anti-GamerGate reddits subs are perfect examples.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 3, 2016, 09:51 Beamer
 
Worse than believing everything is believing nothing and somehow being convinced that all this footage is faked, for the 1 international newspaper that covers it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 07:00 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 00:23:
So, uh, what went down while I was away? Why all the removed comments?

I think I made the mistake of quoting something I should have know better than to quote.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. removed Nov 2, 2016, 19:53 Beamer
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Nov 2, 2016, 10:35 Beamer
 
I bought a super high tech cast iron skillet years ago. Yes, super high tech cast iron skillets exist, haha.

Thing is, I spent a long time trying to season it, using some great sounding tutorials, and then... everything stuck to it. Then I moved to NYC and stopped cooking. Used it for the first time in 2 years (first time I used my stove in two years, too) and, well, stuff stuck. I washed it but forgot to dry it, and now it's rusty.

Sad trombone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2016, 16:51 Beamer
 
Cutter, maybe it's different in Canada (can't imagine it is), but a water back is just a glass of water, not a carafe (though many places give a carafe because it's just easier), and up always means a stemmed glass.

So says Wikipedia, and The American Bartending School and The BBC, and basically anywhere that isn't Cutter.

You are right about shaking and stirring, though. Unless it has citrus juice, cream, or egg, you probably should be stirring.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2016, 15:41 Beamer
 
egg_mcmuffin wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 14:26:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 14:04:
A favourite treat of mine was the Lemon Luv pie from Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips.

Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time. Are they even still open?


Exclusively in Ohio and NY.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Samsung’s mobile division profits collapse by 96% year-over-year. Noteworthy. Oct 28, 2016, 14:03 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 18:28:
PHJF wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 12:40:
It's noteworthy because Samsung Mobile is still profitable in the face of such a massive stumble.

Except the whole Samsung brand is massively damaged And if the S8 even so much as lights 1 single fire you can expect a massive downturn for Samsung...

Which is really sad.. I always thought they made great tablets ,p

I don't think it's damaged. Anecdotally, people stick with the phones they stick with by now. Every single Galaxy owner I know shrugs this off. Every one. Even on messageboards, you see almost exclusively people either downplaying this or not simply not caring, if they already own Samsung phones.

The people I see talking about it are LG, HTC, Sony and Apple phone owners.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Oct 27, 2016, 16:16 Beamer
 
I don't follow streamers and did not know Bethesda does that, but that's basically a preview. Only more real.

Previews were the least real things ever. I know everyone is sick of me discussing the time I sat in on one, but there was no basis in reality.
 
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News Comments > Uwe Boll Ending Film Career
35. Re: Uwe Boll Ending Film Career Oct 27, 2016, 12:47 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 12:12:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 19:41:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 18:30:
One down. A few more to go.
Yeah, lets hope Abrams is next.

I was thinking Michael Bay. That man has singlehandedly ruined my childhood (e.g. Transformers, TMNT, etc).

Man, that sucks. I didn't realize he had a time machine and went back to the 80s and early 90s and ruined the things you enjoyed before you could enjoy them. Hope he doesn't do that to me. In the meantime, I just have some easily-ignored films that do nothing to change my opinion of what I liked as a kid (even though nothing is more detrimental than going back and watching some of those cartoons now. They all assumed kids were idiots.)
 
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News Comments > Uwe Boll Ending Film Career
16. Re: Uwe Boll Ending Film Career Oct 26, 2016, 13:57 Beamer
 
Kajetan wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 12:50:
Beamer wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 12:14:
But they weirdly made him enough money to do other movies, all of which look stupid but most critics seem to find less stupid than the video game movies.
His video game movies did NOT make money. They dont had to. Boll used a german tax loophole, where investors could write off large sums when they invest something in a movie. The movie had to be produced and released to gain from this, but in no way it had to make money in itself. The tax relief was the goal, not the movie making any money. And as this loophole was closed ... Boll stopped churning out video game movies, did nothing for a while, than made two films with his own money, tried several crowdfunding projects (none reached its funding goal) and now he's FINALLY done with terrorising the world with his "movie making".

They made him money.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
40. Re: On Sale Oct 26, 2016, 12:15 Beamer
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 11:45:
Beamer wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 11:06:
But has anyone bought a game they expected to love and found it to be terrible? I don't think that happens often at all these days. It's really, really hard to have that happen, especially if you're willing to wait even a week before buying.

I think anyone who bought Colonial Marines still feel the sting, myself included. I was at least expecting something which I could enjoy while being an okay game like AvP 2010 but it turned in to... well, Colonial Marines.

I definitely put on the blinders and fell in to fanboy mode for that one and changed my entire perspective when it comes to pre-ordering. I still pre-order from time to time but I do so without a heap of denial and being willfully ignorant to facts.

That one had far fewer warning signs, but is a bit of an anomaly.
Also, had you waited a week, it would have been avoided, haha. I feel like the bad word started a few days before launch.
 
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News Comments > Uwe Boll Ending Film Career
10. Re: Uwe Boll Ending Film Career Oct 26, 2016, 12:14 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 11:14:
Video games are stupid? Not you? If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. However, if you keep failing than it really isn't your thing, so do the smart thing and give up.

He isn't saying the source was stupid, he's saying the movies were stupid. And they were. His video game movies were stupid. Even more stupid than other video game movies. But they weirdly made him enough money to do other movies, all of which look stupid but most critics seem to find less stupid than the video game movies.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
38. Re: On Sale Oct 26, 2016, 11:06 Beamer
 
I find user reviews on video games, and much media, utterly pointless.

"THIS ISN'T THE EXACT THING I WANT AND THEREFORE IT'S A 0 OUT OF 10!"

"THIS DEVELOPER ONCE SKIPPED THE PC FOR A RELEASE, THEREFORE THIS IS A 0 OUT OF 10!"

"THE LAST GAME IN THIS SERIES WASN'T AS GOOD AS THE FIRST, SO THIS ONE IS A 0 OUT OF 10!"

The amount of superiority, entitlement, and unreasonable expectations just get amplified, along with the massive grudges.

I also don't do Let's Play, because I have no interest in watching someone else fumble through a game for 20 minutes. I can spend that time actually playing a game. Not to mention, some games are boring as hell to watch but great to play, and vice versa.

I know how professional reviewers write and find it very easy to read between the lines and tell if I'd like a game they're reviewing. Plus, I will take reviews from people I trust, like some here.

Bottom line, though, and I ask this frequently: when's the last time you bought a game and were completely shocked by the level of quality? I know some here got blindsided by NMS, but it's safe to say they knew they were taking a risk, right? And, frankly, anyone blindsided preordered. But has anyone bought a game they expected to love and found it to be terrible? I don't think that happens often at all these days. It's really, really hard to have that happen, especially if you're willing to wait even a week before buying.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Following layoffs, Wooga confirms the death of Black Anvil Games. Oct 26, 2016, 10:23 Beamer
 
NetHead wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 10:10:
Beamer wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 07:27:
NetHead wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 19:59:
Beamer wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 19:08:
Steazy wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 17:18:
Feeling really bad for voice actors since they're the only people who get screwed in this industry.

I'll never understand comments like this. Someone talking about one problem doesn't mean that other problems don't exist.

Maybe he posted that because he thinks problems should at least be prioritised, such as addressing those most effected first.

It should be prioritized by whom? You think voice actors should be out there picketing for studios that get shut down?

That's it? You're still pulling that crap. Maybe you should go read up on logical fallacies instead of putting words in people's mouths.

No logical fallacy. Perhaps you should read what Steazy has been saying in other threads before you make the accusation. He's posted novels the length of Moby Dick about how voice actors are being unreasonable because devs have problems, too.

Those are separate things, and one group discussing and trying to fix their own problems does not negate the problems of another. Saying the voice actors are doing something wrong for that reason is, in fact, a logical fallacy.

So, be careful throwing that term around, lest you step into one.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
35. Re: On Sale Oct 26, 2016, 10:18 Beamer
 
I was going to point out what loomy said - Bethesda doesn't really make bad games. They've published a few, but they don't really make them. The ES/FO games have given us exactly what we all expect, exactly how we expect, since Oblivion. Doom was infinitely better than expectations. I'll go out on a limb and say no way is Dishonored 2 a bad game. Maybe worse than Dishonored, maybe a disappointment, but not a bad game.

So I don't think this is about avoiding bad reviews. This isn't a company really used to those and feeling the need to avoid.

I'd wager it's more about two things:
1) Being able to tweak to the moment of release, since "going gold" months in advance is far less necessary. If you're shipping discs that just download the full version, or final version, you can print them long before the game is done
2) Multiplayer, though Bethesda games don't focus on it

Just buys them more time. And, keep in mind, for larger releases or multiplayer releases sites often reserve a week post-release to give a score, anyway, giving daily "updates" before a full review hits.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Following layoffs, Wooga confirms the death of Black Anvil Games. Oct 26, 2016, 07:27 Beamer
 
NetHead wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 19:59:
Beamer wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 19:08:
Steazy wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 17:18:
Feeling really bad for voice actors since they're the only people who get screwed in this industry.

I'll never understand comments like this. Someone talking about one problem doesn't mean that other problems don't exist.

Maybe he posted that because he thinks problems should at least be prioritised, such as addressing those most effected first.

It should be prioritized by whom? You think voice actors should be out there picketing for studios that get shut down?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Following layoffs, Wooga confirms the death of Black Anvil Games. Oct 25, 2016, 19:08 Beamer
 
Steazy wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 17:18:
Feeling really bad for voice actors since they're the only people who get screwed in this industry.

I'll never understand comments like this. Someone talking about one problem doesn't mean that other problems don't exist.
 
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