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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
20. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 8, 2016, 09:03 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 07:52:
Beamer wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 06:58:
Ding ding ding. Though interesting that, within minutes, two old accounts that never post show up to post about GG.

Ever get around to actually finding that proof that people in GG are actually harassers there Beamer? Or are you still upset that major anti-GG names are actual harassers, doxers, and have threatened people. While claiming to be members of an "anti-harassment" organization, same said organization had a person who sexually harassed 20+ women. Oh and if you're talking about me? I only post when I feel like it, being old let's you do stuff like that.

I mean, Ethan Ralph, no? Or how about the Not Your Shield guy, who had been on lists of YouTube harassers prior to GG being a thing (and who got fired for running an underage jailbait creepshot subreddit.)

Or all the Burgers and Fries people? Or do you care to link to your own Twitter, where I guarantee you've sent tweets to people you dislike to tell them how awful they are.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
16. Re: Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans Sep 8, 2016, 09:01 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 07:04:
Motorola has dropped the headphone jack a month or two ago on their latest phones, but I don't remeber seeing anyone flipping out about it.
Apple does it and people screaming bloody murder
Keep on hating

I mean, this is a bad analogy, right? Aside from the aforementioned USB Type C rather than Apple Proprietary plug, Motorola will sell 1/100th what Apple will. Motorola can do whatever the hell they want and it won't impact anyone but a Motorola buyer. Apple will impact us all.

I mean, what happens when Apple changes the connector again? You know they will. I was at a hotel over the weekend that had alarm clocks with the old 20 pin Apple connector. Honestly, I feel like I've often been in hotel rooms with those. Every hotel jumped on the Apple train and now they've got outdated clocks that no one can connect to anymore. Thankfully, we now have Bluetooth, but so many hotels are still stuck with dated sound systems. Not to mention anyone that purchased anything for their home.

So what about people buying headphones? Again, what happens when Apple changes? Or what happens if someone wants to switch to Android? All their headphones are now worthless to them.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
105. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 8, 2016, 08:57 Beamer
 
I just don't get why anyone cares.

I mean, I get why people that invested a ton of money care. And I get why Derek cares, as Roberts basically came out of retirement and immediately got truckloads of money to do what Derek had more or less dedicated his entire life to trying to do, at a time that the technology finally looks close enough to somewhat deliver.

But, the rest of us? These are always the longest topics we have, and some of the most passionate, and I just struggle to see why anyone cares about a game so far out? I'm all for just sitting back and dispassionately seeing what comes about. If it's what they promise, great, we get a once in a generational game. If it it's short of what they promise, great, we get a fun but flawed game, as most space combat games seem to be. If it's a total failure, great, we either move on with our lives or we get a Daikatan/DNF-esque punchline to enjoy for a decade or so.

For 99.9999% of us, there's nothing but upside here. We've put in no money and we have absolutely nothing to lose.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
14. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 8, 2016, 06:58 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 04:39:
Maybe GG is both old news and too toxic?

Ding ding ding. Though interesting that, within minutes, two old accounts that never post show up to post about GG.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Terminator 2 Remake w/ Joseph Baena. Sep 7, 2016, 16:31 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 7, 2016, 16:11:
nin wrote on Sep 7, 2016, 16:03:
sauron wrote on Sep 7, 2016, 15:54:
I haven't even finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution - got it on the hard drive right now, in fact. Please tell me the ending to that one is better...


hehehehehehehehe...how do you feel about buttons?


Go play Ride to Hell: Retribution, there's your ending...all QTE's...

Oh! Spoiler, btw...

=-Rigs-=

These aren't quicktime, just you have a choice, and you make the choice via buttons.

I don't even remember this from my playthrough 5 years ago. No clue what I chose or why. But I finished it again last night, after beating a boss that kind of seemed to die without me fully understanding what I did to win. I then quicksaved so I could watch each video, but decided meh. The one wasn't interesting enough to see what the others were. I honestly had no interest at all. But as I was approaching the end, I realized I had no interest in the plot. I was enjoying the game, but...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2016, 12:36 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 1, 2016, 12:30:
Steam Clamps Down On 'No Man's Sky' Refunds

I think Valve's cherry-picking of individuals for refunds who do not qualify for them based on rules they created is an unfair business practice. Those rules exist and should be applied equally to everyone. If they are not going to follow them to the letter, and in particular on a game like No Man's Sky, they should then just abolish them altogether and go on a case-by-case basis. This practice is what they do now. They should simply make it an official thing.

I mean, no business enforces or applies rules equally to everyone.

And, at this point, Valve's rules make sense. No one is buying NMS based on "false promises" now. The hype of how much the game was lacking has easily exceeded the hype of how wonderful it would be. So returns should be made solely for the game actually not running. You know that prior to two hours.

You can't return a book after reading it, or a movie after watching it, just because you don't like it. You can't return a steak after eating it. Exceptions are made to all these rules, as no rules are ever applied equally, but there's something weird about trying to return something after you consume it.
 
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News Comments > Mess Affect: Mass Effect Remasters Hopes Dashed
5. Re: Mess Affect: Mass Effect Remasters Hopes Dashed Sep 1, 2016, 11:08 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Sep 1, 2016, 10:02:
Won't remaster ME, points out Road Rash, which a KS already has covered...


I was looking at that the other day. Is anyone in the early access? Is it fun? It looks too fast for combat to be fun.

But I don't think he's pointing out Road Rash to say "we should be working on a Road Rash" so much to say "we have a ton of IP at least a few people wish we were still working on, like Road Rash! Sadly, we can't spend all our resources remaking old games, and a lot of people don't really want us to as much as they say otherwise."
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: What ever happened to Shareware? Sep 1, 2016, 08:59 Beamer
 
Bub wrote on Sep 1, 2016, 07:58:
I thought one of the most successful marketing methods was how the original Doom, Descent, and Duke Nukem basically gave out free copies of the full first several levels. That was confidence in their product and you knew when you paid for the full game what your were getting.

I guess that's what happens from when you move from making games because you love them and want them to be great to moving to corporate 'lets only market to the masses' mindset, forget enthusiasts, lets just rope in as many clods as we can.

If they did it out of love, would it be a marketing move?

Your "assuming the best about something I loved and the worst about something I don't" is, at best, misguided.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Sep 1, 2016, 07:12 Beamer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Sep 1, 2016, 05:05:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 17:18:
Take Half Life from the 1998 magazine archive mentioned earlier. 48.99 in chips-n-bits. Adjusted for http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ makes it over $70 today.

Can't believe the regular punters claiming they would just steal pirate it have not posted in this thread yet.

Games are getting cheaper, clueless old senile whiners are getting whinier.

I'm sorry to tell you but this is bad reasoning, the market for video games has expanded since the 1980's. So you can't compare costs directly without taking into account market size. AKA it could very well be that games WERE cheaper in the 80's vs the size of the market then, it's an illusion.

Also there's tonnes of new negative things today, games are released unfinished because with the expansion of the market the lower half of the bell curve in intelligence came online. AKA the people who pre-order games and are fucking irrational. The people who feed f2p games and online drm.

Games in the 80s were also typically made by 1-5 people. Today, it's more like 100-1,000.
 
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News Comments > PS Now PC Streaming Begins
19. Re: PS Now PC Streaming Begins Sep 1, 2016, 07:09 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 19:32:
Slick wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 23:33:
While I wouldn't buy a DS4 controller for this, I happen to have 2 of them, and I fucking love them, syncs with bluetooth on pc just fine. And ergonomically it's the best controller I've ever used.

Man, really? It's a huge improvement over the DS3 for sure, but I still don't like how cramped it feels. The Xbone controller still feels a lot better. I guess my hands are too large.

With you 1000%
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2016, 17:30 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 17:18:
Take Half Life from the 1998 magazine archive mentioned earlier. 48.99 in chips-n-bits. Adjusted for http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ makes it over $70 today.

Can't believe the regular punters claiming they would just steal pirate it have not posted in this thread yet.

Games are getting cheaper, clueless old senile whiners are getting whinier.

NES games were frequently $50. $50 in 1988 is $100 today.

When SMB3 came out, my mom dragged me all over humanity looking for it. We found it at a kiosk in the mall. A damn kiosk. I'm pretty certain they charged her $70 for it, and she bought the last two (knowing several friends' mothers were looking for the same game and one would be very happy to have it.)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2016, 16:09 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 15:53:
Avus wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 14:00:
I said this many times, pre-order games in the era digital distribution age is beyond stupid.

Even for a 25% discount? On a game that you know you'll get anyway, and are 99% sure you're going to love?

I mean, sure, I could have waited a week and then paid full price for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. I kind of liked having the 15 bucks off. That's pizza money! I also like being able to preload, as my internet, while not as slow as it used to be (when it would have taken me five days to download), would still take like 4-5 hours, which is time I can spend playing it instead.

Of course, then you get crap like Batman Arkham Knight...


The list someone posted below was an interesting one to me. It was all sequels. It was all sequels in franchises known to not change very much. I get why people would preorder that - those are safe buys. They probably won't be the most amazing games ever (though they may be), but the expectations for them are pretty grounded, the devs have delivered before (with more or less the same product), and people will be easier to satisfy unless there's a huge flaw.

You mention Arkham Knight. I can't remember, that was port issues, right? Metacritic is great for it for consoles. I think I bought it cheap in the last Steam sale and will get to it, but typically that's the type of game I'd do console only.

And yes, a 25% off is worth the risk to me for many games. Especially if you can still get it after reviews start trickling out.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2016, 15:18 Beamer
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 15:02:
Weird, my memory says 20-25 years ago games were 40-50 bucks at launch. Doom 2 was $49.99 at Sam's Club, for example.

Pretty certain that, when I finally tracked down a copy of Jagged Alliance (it took calling about 10 stores), I ended up having to pay $60 for it, making my poor dad drive god knows how far to a place he knew would rip me off. But, having finished the demo, and knowing it was the only copy within miles...

We can prove this, though, right? CGW is archived online. At random, I chose September, 1997. This kind of cracks me up because this one has an editorial from someone saying video games need to grow up and stop marketing themselves solely at undersexed teenage boys, but regardless, Chips and Bits is on page 290. New releases seem to be $42 to $52 (for Red Baron II on CD, possibly the biggest disappointment I'd ever had gaming.) Starfleet Acadamy is $56. Starcraft is $46. Quake is $49. Quake 2 preorder is $52.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2016, 11:14 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 10:37:
Doncha just love when journos proclaim statements on behalf of everyone else? The films "we" love?" Who's "we" paleface? Saw a lot of that recently up here with a lot of the media jumping on the bandwagon proclaiming how The Targically Hip are "Canada's band" and everyone loves them. No they're not and no they don't.

Man, some people just have a bone to grind with everything. First off, it discussing saving all films, so if you love two films the headline is technically right. Second off, a headline "saving the films we love, except for one or two guys, but, by and large, people love this films" is ridiculous.

Somewhere long the line, people on the internet lost the ability to understand that when someone says "people" or "film fans" or "gamers" they don't mean ALL of them.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Open Beta
9. Re: Battlefield 1 Open Beta Aug 31, 2016, 11:03 Beamer
 
I feel like, with every BF game, the response is always "this is garbage. The last game was so much better, I'm just going to keep playing that."

 
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News Comments > CD Projekt Worth $1B
39. Re: CD Projekt Worth $1B Aug 31, 2016, 07:11 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 02:24:
Copied pretty much every game I played for the last 5 years or so, with a few exceptions, through someone with an uncapped connection. I have a huge stack of game boxes from prior this epoch during which I would copy here, but mostly buy.

I would've gladly continued to stack bought boxes here and copy there for other titles which I either didn't mind not having modding support for ( back then some games practically required you to be up to date to run the mods you wanted to run ), or other reasons, alas, they either stopped selling them in boxes or made it impractical on a severely capped connection to buy them.

So yeah, not gonna feel a single ounce of guilt because they told me to fuck off at the store and download them online instead, heck the last boxes were pretty much only a code, no data on the disc, or like a third of it. And not only that, but only download them on the computer you play on, not as a package you can put on an USB stick then copy and activate on your own computer ( or download patches as a separate package you can move around on an USB stick ). Not gonna move that computer case around, risking the GPU and mobo on it every time I move it ( snapping because of weight ) each time I want to try a new game and/or patch it. The risk to reward ratio is simply too abysmal to contemplate.

I guess the ISPs also have their part to play in this particular case. Uncapped I would have no problem waiting for steam sales and such or even paying full price for games I am eagerly anticipating, but as it is, the situation is different.

And I'd wager most of you going "holier than thou" around here would've chosen the exact same thing in my overarching situation.

The only recourse left is going back to consoles, and to that I say, over my dead mobo. Or when I'll be bored of mods, either downloading them, or making them myself as I don't care much for FPS shooters anymore and RTS/TBS ( turn based strategy ) support for gamepads has improved much. Time will tell.

Wait, you pirate because you can't have physical boxes?
And you don't feel bad about it because no more mods?

And you think this is sensible, rational, and that anyone should care what you think about video games when you don't pay for any of the entertainment you get out of them because you feel digital distribution is such an affront to you that you deserve hundreds of hours of entertainment for nothing?

And I'd wager most of you going "holier than thou" around here would've chosen the exact same thing in my overarching situation.

And yet, somehow, nearly everyone else here manages to support their hobby, except for you, who thinks you deserve it for free. Y'know, if you have a cap, you could just, I dunno, download some of the games you play. I'm sure there's room in the cap.

Or, perhaps, you could pay for the games and not download for them, so some people still get paid for the hours of entertainment you get.

Instead, you're here whining that physical distribution has died and saying that "I guess the ISPs also have played their part." They're the sole part! You're punishing devs for giving you something you love because ISPs are hurting your access to it. There are a hundred ways you could still support your hobby, instead you think pirating it and whining on the internet is the way to go.

Whatever. You're the first person on my block list. I have no interest in hearing the opinions about games from a person that refuses to compensate anyone for the joy he gets. Especially when, just yesterday, he was bragging about his $600 processor. Stop being a child and pay for your games. Otherwise, stop expecting anyone to listen to you. "Waaah, they don't give me mods any more, and mods are important to me!" Yeah, but you've pirated pretty much every game you've played for 5 years, why should a single dev care what the hell you want in a game? And why should any of us here?
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4: Nuka-World Released
5. Re: Fallout 4: Nuka-World Released Aug 30, 2016, 22:33 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 22:21:
Whadda joke. It's been nice knowing ya Fallout.

Yeah, because this is so out of place in the series that gave us this
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt Worth $1B
36. Re: CD Projekt Worth $1B Aug 30, 2016, 20:52 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 20:35:
Beamer wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 19:52:
Sorry, to clarify, they technically bought both, but what made it a multibillion dollar offer was the brand, not the people.

Oh, okay, I just misunderstood.

Yeah, I worded it ambiguously. Stupid text!
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt Worth $1B
33. Re: CD Projekt Worth $1B Aug 30, 2016, 19:52 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 17:55:
Beamer wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 09:30:
That is what Microsoft bought. If it bought the company, Notch would have come with it, even if he wasn't very hands-on anymore. But that wasn't what Microsoft was interested in.

Uh...

Mojang is now part of MS and still exists. Notch just quit. I don't know where you get the idea from that MS just bought Minecraft?


As for comparing Witcher 3 to Skyrim, Skyrim has had a ridiculously long tail, sales wise, due to its massive modding community. I think Witcher 3 kept pretty good pace with it for the first 9-12 months.

Sorry, to clarify, they technically bought both, but what made it a multibillion dollar offer was the brand, not the people. I didn't mean to imply that they did not acquire Mojang. Recently, I had some friends buy a house on the beach. Technically, they bought a small two bedroom. Actually, they bought a piece of property, and the house happened to be on it. The house wasn't why they bought it, and it's nice to have for now, but the value of the land is infinitely more than the value of the house.
 
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News Comments > New Intel CPUs Revealed
11. Re: New Intel CPUs Revealed Aug 30, 2016, 16:49 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 12:40:
MajorD wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 11:33:
It boggles my mind they will be down to 10nm lithography by next year. WOW!

My current CPU is 32nm, which was impressive at the them....and still is I guess.


What boggles mine is the ridiculous performance increases we saw since the 7 years old 45nm Lynnfield. Running an i7-870 Xeon equivalent here ( X3470 ), I checked the leaked scores, seems like the X3470 @ 12% OC ( 3.6ghz VS 3.2ghz stock boost speed when all cores are running 100% ) runs just short of it and blows it away at a 25% OC ( 4ghz ). Last I checked it was tying in most benchmarks with the i5-6500 @ 12% OC and leasurely outpacing the i5-6400 at stock speeds.

Compare the last 7 years with the 7 years before that ( 2009 vs 2002 ) and you get a whole different picture.

Intel has been sitting like a fat Jabba the Hut on its laurels. Its a joke.

This doesn't sound right. I could have sworn the i5-6500 was seeing boosts 30% above the X3470. Regardless, the price differential between them is enormous.

Yes, though, we see less pure processing power in that time frame than 2002-2009. Because no one is writing software using pure processing power. The vast majority of consumers just use their browser, and the vast majority of processing power sits unused. What people care about more now is efficiency, heat, and power usage. I, for one, enjoy that I can go 6 years without building a new PC.

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