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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2016, 07:21 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 13:36:
Hey Blue. There's this new dinosaur ad in the comments and it's constantly crashing. It's a flash crash. It freezes my whole browser. It keeps crashing even if I stop the flash process.

These autoplay videos don't crash me, but they do kill my responsiveness, regardless of browser. Even if it's just one tab (and I usually have numerous Blues tabs), suddenly keystrokes begin getting lost.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
5. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 25, 2016, 07:19 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 23:20:
I don't support Gamergate in the form it took but crap like this is why it's absolutely undeniable that corruption and cronyism are rampant in the games press. I didn't always agree with Austin Walker but I really thought he was above this kind of garbage.

I usually agree with your posts, but I tend to find people that complain about "corruption and cronyism" in the gaming press either don't understand how enthusiast media works or have unrealistic expectations.

Gaming press is enthusiast media. It's no different than Teen Beat or Fangoria. Every single bit of information it gets comes from PR and developer relationships, and there's no avoiding that because those are the only people with information to give.

The other day I saw people claiming corruption and cronyism because a game on Steam Greenlight, made by a small Russian team, wasn't getting coverage. It had no one doing PR, it had no word of mouth, and its devs don't go to conferences. That's how journalists find games to cover, though. These are small operations that don't pay well.

Again, they're basically Fangoria.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
49. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 16:54 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 16:34:
Beamer wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:08:
MajorD wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:00:
Desalus wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:21:
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:14:
Im kind of glad I had trouble preordering, as it seems that the game needs more time in the Oven.

Yet another example of a AAA game which people shouldn't have preordered. You would think Deus Ex would be a safe game to preorder, but I guess nothing is these days. It's kind of funny how many people don't learn any lesson from the many terrible releases of AAA games in the past few years (especially on the PC).

Yeah, unfortunately less and less games are safe to pre-order and/or purchase at launch, and it seems to have become the norm. It's all driven by the mighty dollar, unrealistic ship dates, and shoving games out the door before they're ready. It seems to be getting worse, and will probably continue to get worse until people stop buying into the hype and start voting with their wallets.

Heck, I've seen some Indie alpha game releases more complete/optimized than the garbage some of these AAA publishers are shoveling.....*cough* No Man's *cough* Sky. These companies should be ashamed and embarrassed at some of the crap the let go out the door. But hey, if people buying what they're shoveling, then they'll keep shoveling.

It has become the same cycle over and over again:

1) Publishers market and hype the crap out of these games, and promise the sky.

2) People become so pumped for this new glittery shiny game, the excitement clouds their memory of how they were burned by the last AAA bug ridden incomplete game.

3) AAA game is released incomplete and un-optimized.

4) Everyone bitches and moans, saying they're never going to pre-order and/or purchase day one.

5) Rinse, repeat.

As other people have stated, you're better off waiting 6 months or a year when all the bugs are ironed out, the games has become more optimized, and selling at a better price ta boot! There is plenty of games in everyone's libraries to keep them occupied for that long.......



I mean, hasn't this been true since forever? It isn't as if games weren't overhyped and often released in unfinished states in the 90s. The biggest change is it now impacts console games, too, whereas in the old days console games tended to work as advertised (if be much less ambitious.)

Yes forever. I don't get how most here don't have so many games now that they can play, that they still get hyped up several times per year on the next shiny. That's an expensive game that can burn you too often. I get MP games that you want to compete in start out equals, but SP games? Relax and let the game prove itself. If BN users are the wiser from being here, then it is truly a failure.

Hell I get the old days, you waited months for something good, that was real. Today? Wow if you can't find anything now you're chasing games like some chase an alluding drug high. You are ready to move on in life. And then if you are one hating on VR ta boot, you are really stuck in a rut, you want something new and fresh but it has to be the same ole over and over that will do it. Oh ho boy.

I feel like the overall attitude of gamers is to talk about how terrible everything is, then rush to the next big shiny thing, overhype it in their mind, then complain when it doesn't live up to the hype, then talk about how everything sucks again.

And, when it's a bunch of teenagers on reddit, I get it. When it's a bunch of 30 and 40 year olds here, I get it less. And I am by no means saying most people here do that, but a small group of very loud ones. Most here are talking about liking the game and having productive discussion. A small few are talking about being burned and how all AAA games suddenly are terrible.

At some point, I feel like you can take responsibility for your own fun in the hobby.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
28. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 12:25 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:18:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:13:
There is absolutely no reason to pre-order games these days!!!!!

I dunno, I'd say a 25% discount on a game you know you're going to get it pretty worth it. For me, I was always going to get this game, so eh, might as well get the 15 bucks in my pocket.

For games that you're not certain about, I agree.

That's the only reason, to me. If you discount, I may preorder, but it has to be a game I know I'll play and know I'll play immediately. Multiplayer factors in, as you want to be there with the community.

Something like Far Cry 4, which we all knew was Far Cry 3.5, I would preorder for a discount, because I loved Far Cry 3 and wanted more of the same.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
22. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 12:08 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:00:
Desalus wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:21:
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:14:
Im kind of glad I had trouble preordering, as it seems that the game needs more time in the Oven.

Yet another example of a AAA game which people shouldn't have preordered. You would think Deus Ex would be a safe game to preorder, but I guess nothing is these days. It's kind of funny how many people don't learn any lesson from the many terrible releases of AAA games in the past few years (especially on the PC).

Yeah, unfortunately less and less games are safe to pre-order and/or purchase at launch, and it seems to have become the norm. It's all driven by the mighty dollar, unrealistic ship dates, and shoving games out the door before they're ready. It seems to be getting worse, and will probably continue to get worse until people stop buying into the hype and start voting with their wallets.

Heck, I've seen some Indie alpha game releases more complete/optimized than the garbage some of these AAA publishers are shoveling.....*cough* No Man's *cough* Sky. These companies should be ashamed and embarrassed at some of the crap the let go out the door. But hey, if people buying what they're shoveling, then they'll keep shoveling.

It has become the same cycle over and over again:

1) Publishers market and hype the crap out of these games, and promise the sky.

2) People become so pumped for this new glittery shiny game, the excitement clouds their memory of how they were burned by the last AAA bug ridden incomplete game.

3) AAA game is released incomplete and un-optimized.

4) Everyone bitches and moans, saying they're never going to pre-order and/or purchase day one.

5) Rinse, repeat.

As other people have stated, you're better off waiting 6 months or a year when all the bugs are ironed out, the games has become more optimized, and selling at a better price ta boot! There is plenty of games in everyone's libraries to keep them occupied for that long.......



I mean, hasn't this been true since forever? It isn't as if games weren't overhyped and often released in unfinished states in the 90s. The biggest change is it now impacts console games, too, whereas in the old days console games tended to work as advertised (if be much less ambitious.)
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
19. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 11:32 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 11:30:
Non-related, but I need to know. How is ghosting defined in this game? If you perform a non-lethal takedown without being seen, are you still ghosting? Also, you get rewards for non-lethal takedows without being seen, but are you MISSING rewards if you complete a mission if you don't even touch anyone? I mean without takedowns and without being seen?

Hey, look, Bob tripped and fell and knocked himself out. Hey, over there, Louis also tripped and fell and knocked himself out. Weird, the entire squad, all 20 guards in this warehouse, seem to have tripped and knocked themselves out. And misplaced their wallets. And all the ammo in the warehouse is gone. So weird. We must be haunted!
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
13. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 11:12 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 11:07:
deadearth wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 11:05:


Season pass items != preorder items.

I don't think anyone knows if the season pass items are one use only items or not.

Read the thread, a CM(from Square I believe) posted that they're "one time use, one save only" items.

For preorder bonuses, not season pass bonuses.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2016, 09:20 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 07:43:
Beamer wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 21:38:
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 21:00:
Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker's demise.


Another great example of this is the Las Vegas Review Journal. When people with money silence the news, everyone loses...


Gawker.com was terrible. It had terrible articles, far worse than even the Hogan one.

But what Thiel did was worse. He isn't the only billionaire trying to use unrelated court cases for revenge (Mother Jones had it happen, too), and Gawker isn't the only site he's been going after.

It's always so weird to me that the freedom of speech troops aren't realizing that billionaires using unrelated cases to punish websites for perfectly valid stories (though Gawker's about Thiel was very shitty) will just silence people by making them think twice about what they say about billionaires.

Gawker.com dying isn't bad. The other sites will live, though anyone else laid off is absolutely bad. Cheering on a billionaire silencing a media corporation through an unrelated court case in which he manipulated the plaintiff, simply because you dislike the reviews one site writes about your favorite video game, though...

Jeez Beamer, the courts ruled the tape protected speech, but Theil kept attacking. Gawker dying is bad, even if did have some questionable stories. Gawker did good work too, and all those people who lost their jobs didn't deserve to. This will just embolden plutocrats into attacking more and more, and will have a chilling effect on journalists. This was classic SLAPP tactics by Thiel, but because he used proxies, he's safe? This isn't how it should have turned out, and we should all be worried. No good came from this at all.

I agree with you, I'm trying to temper my argument before certain usual suspects come in and start accusing me of always defending the media and hating free speech and being an SJW and blah blah blah.

We can discuss how terrible Thiel's actions were, but people will always try to spin it to how terrible Gawker was, and I was trying to take that argument away before it was used, because it isn't relevant.

Not to mention, again, most of those "free speech" types hate Gawker solely because they have some weird misguided anger at Kotaku for things Kotaku didn't even do.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 23, 2016, 21:38 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 21:00:
Some questions for those who are cheering Gawker's demise.


Another great example of this is the Las Vegas Review Journal. When people with money silence the news, everyone loses...


Gawker.com was terrible. It had terrible articles, far worse than even the Hogan one.

But what Thiel did was worse. He isn't the only billionaire trying to use unrelated court cases for revenge (Mother Jones had it happen, too), and Gawker isn't the only site he's been going after.

It's always so weird to me that the freedom of speech troops aren't realizing that billionaires using unrelated cases to punish websites for perfectly valid stories (though Gawker's about Thiel was very shitty) will just silence people by making them think twice about what they say about billionaires.

Gawker.com dying isn't bad. The other sites will live, though anyone else laid off is absolutely bad. Cheering on a billionaire silencing a media corporation through an unrelated court case in which he manipulated the plaintiff, simply because you dislike the reviews one site writes about your favorite video game, though...
 
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News Comments > PlayStation Now Coming to PCs
13. Re: PlayStation Now Coming to PCs Aug 23, 2016, 16:55 Beamer
 
MattyC wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 16:35:
Jagacademy wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 15:55:
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 15:50:
Simon Says wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 15:45:
Peeps... notice... no GPU needed, I suspect a streamed lag fest. Forget about textures and co. This is as shitty port'ish as it can get.

It's not a port, it's streaming, AKA Gaikai:

http://kotaku.com/sony-announces-game-streaming-service-playstation-now-1496385001


You just said exactly what he did.

Obviously I have never played around with this and when I played with Steam streaming it was for all of about 20 minutes, but I streamed Red Orchestra to some ancient laptop and it ran great and was very playable.

Also how would a stream be in any way comparable to a port?

Really?

I tried streaming A Wolf Among Us to an HP Stream (essentially a tablet in a laptop form factor, with full Windows 7) and it was stuttering garbage.

 
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News Comments > PlayStation Now Coming to PCs
7. Re: PlayStation Now Coming to PCs Aug 23, 2016, 16:03 Beamer
 
Jagacademy wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 15:55:
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 15:50:
Simon Says wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 15:45:
Peeps... notice... no GPU needed, I suspect a streamed lag fest. Forget about textures and co. This is as shitty port'ish as it can get.

It's not a port, it's streaming, AKA Gaikai:

http://kotaku.com/sony-announces-game-streaming-service-playstation-now-1496385001


You just said exactly what he did.

Well, he confirmed what the other poster just suspected.

Also, duh. Playstation Now has always been Gaikai.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
40. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 15:27 Beamer
 
So, I want to play this. But first I want to replay the original. The thing is, I have two serious weeks of Mount and Blade built up:

* First, I joined with the orange guys and eradicated the blue guys, taking over about 40% of the map in the process.

* Next, I joined forces with a green usurper and took over the green kingdom

* Then, I formed my own kingdom. I currently have about 35% of the map, but I also have more towns than the orange guys

I feel somewhat obligated to just finish and conquer the world, but at the same time... meh. Going back and forth to my seat sucks, actual non-siege fights have gotten tedious, and I can apparently capture property faster than my guys can staff the garrison, which slows me down

I'm thinking I've seen all I need to see in M&B now that it's just a grind to the finish, and I can move on to repeat HR.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
36. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 23, 2016, 10:17 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 09:49:
Beamer wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 09:16:
Yeah, there was some game, can't recall which, that I remember buying and playing for a bit. I kept thinking "man, I must weirdly be a god at this game, everyone said it's rough but here I am, kicking so much ass I already have some fantastic weapons."

Saints Row III? It happened to me in that one.

Actually, I think maybe 4. I know that came with a super gun that turned the boss battles into the easiest things ever. But, honestly, I was ok with that.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
28. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 23, 2016, 09:16 Beamer
 
Yeah, there was some game, can't recall which, that I remember buying and playing for a bit. I kept thinking "man, I must weirdly be a god at this game, everyone said it's rough but here I am, kicking so much ass I already have some fantastic weapons."

A day or two later I realized the version I'd purchased came with a ton of early-start DLC. Like I said, can't remember the game, but I think it came with a super powerful gun I wouldn't have to replace until the very end, and some bonus stats that made me find money more easily.

Lame.
 
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News Comments > Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up
14. Re: Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up Aug 22, 2016, 23:16 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 19:33:
Occulus is fucked anyway you slice it. John-boy must be kicking himself for jumping on board with OR only to have it snapped up by FB.
Occulus sold for, what, 2 billion? Carmack, in order to jump ship, had to have, I'd say, a minimum of 1%. Probably upwards of 5%.

For $20-$100M, he's probably not kicking himself too hard.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
12. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 22, 2016, 23:14 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 20:58:
nin wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 20:41:
Emton wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 20:29:
Looks like an on-rails linear storybook game probably about 80% of the playtime will be watching some cut-scene...

Oh yeah, totally, just like the last one.

You win today's Cutter.


In Cutter's defense he useually reads about the subject and make some sorta extreme comment typically based on something.
While Emton's comment is just pure stupidity and ignorance.

I think you mean "usually reads the headline and makes some sort of extreme comment based on his misunderstanding that would be easily avoided if he read even the first paragraph."
 
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News Comments > PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power
17. Re: PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power Aug 22, 2016, 13:30 Beamer
 
DG wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 12:55:
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 12:01:
This is more to do with a real shitty case when it comes to airflow though. My nearly 10 year old Antec P182 isn't built for it.
I have that case, I've no desire to get a new one since my temps are all low despite the case fans being on low.

Can it handle the massive length of modern GPUs?

My new PC build was a comedy of errors. I wanted to reuse my PSU, my RAM, and my case (and the HDD/SSD, though with a new SSD as the boot drive.) First, it turned out the PSU didn't have enough 8pin connectors. Had to replace that. Then it turned out my case wasn't long enough for the 970. Had to replace that. In the long run, the RAM was all I reused, and RAM is cheap, and for $10 I could have had a newer generation i5 over the one I bought.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Previews
9. Re: Sunday Previews Aug 22, 2016, 10:16 Beamer
 
Hellcinder wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 00:18:
It's amazing how each generation perceives games and content. I would have sold my family for ED in 1980. :-) '

In the mid-90s I would have sold my family for nearly any of the modern games. Even some of the most mediocre modern games would have blown my mind.

Today? Instead I spend time reading people complaining about how they're nowhere near as good as the games I was playing then.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
4. Re: Saturday Consolidation Aug 20, 2016, 19:56 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 16:15:
Beamer wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 14:25:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 13:05:
Just you wait, soon companies will realize a front facing blue nuclear-bright LED is maybe not the smartest choice as well!

They've been the main choice for almost two decades, so I'm not holding my breath.

To this day I will never understand why that is though. There are no legit usability reasons. And well, if you suffered from a device that had them and you had a bit of rough uh, sand paper laying around, you would instantly notice that a slight roughened spot on the very top of that plastic cap makes the ugly glare go away. Are engineers just not smart enough to know this? All that would be needed is different enclosures for the LED's. I have bought a bunch of slightly opaque/diffuse ones for my G11 led retrofit and that makes such a huge difference to how you perceive LED light you wouldn't believe it.

I'm not sure about that spot. I think it's just how our eyes see. Blue is brighter than red or green due to the number of cones our eyes have. So, when our eyes open up more at night, the blue is much brighter and ruins our nigh vision, whereas red wouldn't.

But blue is more soothing and nicer to look at in daylight, and looks more high tech.

It bothers me, but much less so than the older Vizio TVs that never turned off the logo on their bezel. But, man, when I first moved out of my parents house I'd occasionally spend a night in my old room, which they'd put their computer in. Bright blue halo around the volume control on the speakers, bright blue on the printer, orange on the power supply to something, power lights all behind the PC... I had to spend 5 minutes turning everything off at night just to get it dark enough to sleep.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Video
16. Re: Prey 2 Video Aug 20, 2016, 14:33 Beamer
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 20:45:
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 19:47:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 19:28:
Not buying this simply for the lame abuse of the franchise. No Tommy, no Indians, no aliens, no gravity shifting = no Prey = no buy.

Why not take it as it is and judge it on its own merits?
If it's a great game and you refuse to play it because it has the same name, but isn't directly following, a mostly mediocre game, who are you hurting?
Couldn't that be said of the publisher? Name your game something new, let it stand on it's own...

Sure, but I'm not a publisher, I'm a gamer. I can only control my own decisions, and I find it so weird that someone in my place would go "hey, that game that pretty much no one remembers is so sacred I'd ignore another game, regardless of quality, because it has the same name!"

I dunno. I still think it's part of getting old and having little time, but I see people on the internet always arguing over such meaningless things. Minor changes in movies, either plot or casting, from source material. Games using same names. Etc. Reminds me of being a teenager and refusing to listen to a band because they called themselves metal but clearly weren't up to my standards of what was and was not metal.

At some point, judging things outside of their individual merits starts looking pointless. You get hung up on such weird details and miss actual good, entertaining media.
 
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