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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 26, 2017, 10:13 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2017, 10:01:
Yeah that's a good point JD. People seem to forget the billion dollars that got pumped into MMOs that didn't pan out. Multiplayer is the darling of the moment, that doesn't mean this is sustainable in the long term.

Very rarely do you see companies create a compelling product that simply fails to sell without there being an obvious reason why. Some sequels are simply unnecessary and sell as such. Others are poorly timed to market, witness the glut of games hitting the shelves right now.

I don't care about a publishers ongoing revenue stream and I'm tired of hearing gamers make excuses for these companies. I am not a shareholder and frankly these companies can justify anything with the profit motivation. The industry existed before loot boxes/microtransactions and it can exist without them. They will eventually hit the wall on this shit, people don't have bottomless wallets. If prices need to rise then so be it, I would rather pay more for a quality product than this constant gouging.

I haven't really seen anyone make excuses, it's just explanations of inevitabilities. You can understand why something happens and still be disappointed by it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2017, 08:36 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 26, 2017, 07:55:
Verno wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 11:40:
Wall Street always wins.

Do you work on Wall St or something? I always see you stumping for pro business shit on here.

Really?

What he posted was cynical, not celebratory.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
16. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 26, 2017, 08:36 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 26, 2017, 07:37:
Beamer wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 12:09:
NKD wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 11:30:
"How Zoe Quinn capitalized on Gamergate and lived to take in Patreon bux."

That would more be that Canadian professor Jordan whatever. All he does is whine about identity politics, and makes an estimated $60,000 per month on Patreon to do so. $60,000 per month! I'll whine about whatever people want me to for $60,000 per month.

That guy didn't really do anything wrong or even controversial. He just refused to use some weird gender identification tag for some special snowflake on campus. Not like there is a lack of complete fucking morons on campus right now, U of T is one of the worst for ridiculous student politics. I'm actually glad to see some push back from people on that shit, it was getting stupid fast. I'm sorry you want to identify yourself as a "Xe" but we still need something recognizable to put on your passport and your prof can't be expected to memorize these idiotic things for your whole student body.

I don't know why people are going to give him money for showing some common sense but hey good for him.

If you pay attention to the interviews he gives, he's incredibly self-righteous about things that don't impact him at all. Plus, he gave a very bad read to a law that's about harassment.
 
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News Comments > Third-Party Overlays Versus Destiny 2
18. Re: Third-Party Overlays Versus Destiny 2 Oct 25, 2017, 21:43 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 18:32:
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 12:14:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 12:00:
If you use an AMD cpu you will be banned for some stupider reason.
Hah!

In reality though, anybody playing this on PC should be banned from gaming.

So will it take you being banned from Blues to quit being a douche?

Luke and CJ haven't been banned, and they post the same stuff this guy does but with more volume and more venom.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 25, 2017, 21:42 Beamer
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 21:36:
Didn't The Witcher 3 sell 25 million copies?

I agree that single-player games are a gamble, but only when you suck at making them.
You can't use a game constantly argued as the best CRPG of all time as an example of "if you don't suck." Maybe Dishonored 2 would be an example of not sucking. It flopped.

The Witcher 3 is absolutely one of the peak single player games of all time. Do you think it has earned as much money as CSGo or Overwatch?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 25, 2017, 21:41 Beamer
 
yonder wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 21:31:
Beamer wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 14:01:
A hit single player game makes money once

Who is being Cutter now? That's not only incredibly stupid but quantifiably false.

Only if you don't understand what I'm talking about.

Prove how it's false. Which do you think gets more repeat purchases? CSGo, which has an enormous amount of opportunities to ask for more money, or The Witcher 3, which has 2 times, and those 2 times are only for people that didn't buy the GOTY edition.

If CSGo, The Witcher 3, and Skyrim each sell $100,000,000 worth of the base game, which do you think brings in more money afterwards?

And which type do you think more frequently has a long tail not only of purchases, but of post-purchase purchases?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 25, 2017, 14:01 Beamer
 
You're all being Cutter. If you read the article, she says the exact same things that everyone here says:

* Single player games will always be made and always be played

* But there's much more money to be made in multiplayer games, when they're successful. A hit single player game makes money once, a hit multiplayer game makes it endlessly

* As such, the biggest publishers are leaning more towards games that keep bringing in revenue, and midsize companies that just started often go there because it's easier to get funding when you can show a revenue stream with a long tail

* All that said, people will always want single player games and there will always be games there waiting for them, but compared to a decade ago they're earning less money and therefore less of a focus to the industry as a whole, even though still the sole focus to many devs

There's absolutely nothing controversial there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
12. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 25, 2017, 13:57 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 13:28:
Beamer wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 12:09:
NKD wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 11:30:
"How Zoe Quinn capitalized on Gamergate and lived to take in Patreon bux."

That would more be that Canadian professor Jordan whatever. All he does is whine about identity politics, and makes an estimated $60,000 per month on Patreon to do so. $60,000 per month! I'll whine about whatever people want me to for $60,000 per month.

Meh, that's chump change. Alex Jones makes $250K per month. Billo was making $1M per month until he got the ax.

On Patreon?!

If so, for all the whining about "SJWs" being suckered into Patreon, it's really the alt-right that's putting money there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
8. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 25, 2017, 12:09 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 11:30:
"How Zoe Quinn capitalized on Gamergate and lived to take in Patreon bux."

That would more be that Canadian professor Jordan whatever. All he does is whine about identity politics, and makes an estimated $60,000 per month on Patreon to do so. $60,000 per month! I'll whine about whatever people want me to for $60,000 per month.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 25, 2017, 12:05 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 11:36:
What a worthless puff piece of an article, don't even waste your time reading it regardless of where you land on Zoe Quinn and that whole debacle.

Not sure why people are still interested in her. I am not sure why anyone was in the first place, but a group of gamers found her fascinating because they're shitheads, a group of people sympathized with her because she didn't deserve the attention of those shitheads, things spiraled, and 3 years later it's hopefully died down and not worth revisiting.

Except there are still some shitheads out there, but they're the same ones that run around calling themselves "deplorable" and thinking they're being ironic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2017, 11:17 Beamer
 
Bill Borre wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 10:59:
I thought Kinect was interesting technology. I could see how online gamers could use it to record their own combat animations to upload them to fighting games or mmos if games were ever developed to allow such a degree of user customization.

I wonder if the technology really doesn't have broad appeal or it just wasn't marketed adequately?

It didn't have broad appeal in that market in that usage in that manner. Lots of people enjoyed the Kinect on the 360, I know I did. Not frequently, but it made for some really entertaining party games. I still have photos somewhere from when I had it running in the corner of a Halloween party, and there were more than a few Saturday nights that a group of 4 or 6 would end up at my place around 1 am and do the dance competition games.

But Microsoft tried to force it before it was ready, which people resented (the whole launch was an issue, and Kinect was a symptom of the issue, but it got a lot of ill will.) There weren't really any hardcore games for it, and it's hard to imagine ones that could have been made. It was more for casual and party games.

The tech lives on. Microsoft is using it in Hololens and any other VR type headsets they're working on. Apple bought the company that made it and is doing some really cool AR stuff - measuring your room with your phone's camera is pretty badass. We'll see successor technology everywhere within 5 years. But I don't think we'll see a Kinect as it was. I can imagine it being part of VR setups, though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Re:Morning Metaverse Oct 24, 2017, 18:42 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 18:41:
TheGenk wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 12:18:
Gamergate really has become the boogeyman for some people, it's silly.

I nailed my thumb with a hammer over the weekend. I blame GamerGate. And I'm sure BLM had something to do with the nail slipping. Insidious foes!

*sucks thumb and cries in the corner*

=-Rigs-=

Don't forget the commies and antifa, EA, eggs, millenials, and swine flu.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 24, 2017, 17:55 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 17:35:
Pay for games you already own......AGAIN!

This is the future.
And it's how things will continue to be. I paid for The Thing on VHS, then on DVD, then on Amazon. I paid for Faith No More - The Real Thing first on cassette, then on CD, then on mp3, now on Spotify. I bought XCOM first on disk, then on CD, then on Steam.

But this doesn't seem to be the case, no? If you own the Halo 1 Xbox disc, you can put it into your Xbox One and play it... at no additional cost. Unless you've read something I haven't.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2017, 17:21 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 17:18:
Beamer wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 17:13:
Eli Vance just died.
Or Benson, if you prefer.

We'd already lost Dr. Breen...

As long as Gordon Freeman's VA doesn't die there is still hope.

Iced tea almost came out my nose.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2017, 17:13 Beamer
 
Eli Vance just died.
Or Benson, if you prefer.

We'd already lost Dr. Breen...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2017, 16:48 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 16:16:
Beamer wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 12:37:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 12:30:
I hope more city's ban e-cigs.

How big can this market possibly be? In NYC, one out of every three shops is a vape shop. On some streets you'll have 4 within 100 yards of each other. Who is buying this junk?

Of course, they're modern headshops, so also selling vaporizers and the like, but again, isn't Amazon likely much cheaper? You can argue maybe the people buying them don't have credit cards, but this is in every neighborhood, even the West Village. Each week a new vape shop is open, making them as plentiful as porn shops used to be in Times Square.

They're eyesores.
I've wondered the same thing, even here in central Illinois in a town of 100k there seems to be too many of them. The only thing I can imagine is the markup is huge. Hence, there can be seemingly too many stores, yet they still make money on even a low volume.

It's a combination of decent markup (often funded by companies looking for more shelf space) and extremely low start up costs.

They're like roaches.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Oct 24, 2017, 16:09 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 15:45:
Kajetan wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 08:32:
Simon Says wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 20:50:
It may not have the name and the universe/lore as well as acting, but it certainly got the soul.
It's a satire, a spoof. A charming one, i like it too, but nevertheless.

Its revealing that some fans consider this superior to DIS

It's an homage by a Trek fan, for Trek fans. Frakes is working on this, Seth McFarlane is good friends with Patrick Stewart and my bet is other cast members of the golden age series are involved too in one way or another. It reeks of GeekTrekdom, in a good way.

And it's not DIS, its definitely STD

As for the ratings, I wouldn't worry, its in 2nd place on FOX in the demographics which spends the most money, thus the ideal target for ADs. It's here to stay... for now.

It's in second place for live action Fox shows if you average it out over the season. Given that it had an NFL lead-in and a huge opener, and has only done 6 episodes, it's heavily skewed by that. Looking at the current trend, it's actually well below. The last four episodes were significantly below Bob's Burgers, a show always in danger of being canceled. It's below Lethal Weapon and Lucifer. It's below Ghosted. A full season is a guarantee, but if it keeps hovering around a 0.9 in the 18-34, or falls to a 0.8, that's questionable. A 0.7 and it's dead.

Again, it launched to a 2.71, but its two most recent episodes were below a 1.0.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed Oct 24, 2017, 15:58 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 15:26:
Rigs wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 17:15:
........No, we needed to see just how bad it could get if we just don't give a shit about what our government does and let it do it's own thing without repercussions. =-Rigs-=

We did that with Obama for two terms, and look where it got us: ACA / Obama Care shoved down our throats/higher health insurance cost, more entitlement programs / higher taxes, weakened military, increase in opiate deaths, reduced manufacturing / increased imports, insanely increased national debt, etc. Should I go on?



How was it "shoved down our throats?" It was passed by both Houses. It was a Phase 1 neutered version, with Phase 2 having lots of improvement we never saw.

Are entitlement programs really harming you? What is taking more from your paycheck, CEO pay or entitlement programs? Which is adding more to the economy, CEO pay or entitlement programs? CEO pay is limiting your pay, whereas entitlement programs hardly impact you, and CEO pay is leading to money stagnating, whereas entitlement programs not only give people the means to, y'know, live, but also puts a lot of money back into the economy, which strengthens it.

Historically speaking, taxes are ludicrously low, which is also why there's less money in your pocket.

Not sure if we can blame the opioid problem on Obama, though he certainly didn't help it. Manufacturing is hard to blame on him, though, as Trump is kind of proving as he fails to do anything to bring manufacturing back despite giving lots of tax breaks, reducing regulations, and putting tons of political pressure out there. The bottom line is people aren't willing to pay more for goods in order to buy American (though, if taxes went up on the top 0.01%, that may change.)

The debt implosion was a response to 2008, and started before Obama came into office. Again, not something he did a lot to stem, but something happening long before him and still happening now. Percentagewise, Obama increased the debt less than Bush did, and much less than Reagan did (another president facing a huge economic downturn.)
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Keeping Controller Aim Assist
17. Re: Destiny 2 PC Keeping Controller Aim Assist Oct 24, 2017, 14:45 Beamer
 
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 14:28:
Frijoles wrote on Oct 24, 2017, 11:28:

Do you know how hard it is to hit a motorcycle while driving at 100+mph WITHOUT aim assist?? Sheesh.

It is incredibly easy to do in PUBG.

PUBG has aim assist, confirmed!

PUBG has controller support and this is easy, or are you ignoring that the support here is strictly controller support?

Looking through your post history, all you do here is whine angrily about console ports. Endless posts about console ports and how terrible they are. Why don't you just stop paying attention to them and focus on what you enjoy? You must enjoy something, other than whining, but it's hard to tell when all your effort is focused on what you hate (and hating people that enjoy it), and so little effort focused on what you like.
 
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News Comments > Newegg in Hot Water
17. Re: Newegg Accused of Ponzi Scheme Oct 24, 2017, 13:58 Beamer
 
Newegg was partially sold last year, right, with that 55% stake becoming a 97% stake this year?

Do you guys really think Newegg turned terrible in the last 14 months? For me, it's more like last decade.
 
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