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News Comments > Sunset Overdrive PC Listing
3. Re: Sunset Overdrive PC Listing May 23, 2018, 11:06 Beamer
 
This got stellar reviews but was utterly ignored. I didn't bother buying a console this generation (may on BF if there are RDR2 bundles, then sell it when I finish that game), so I never played.

Would be interested in a PC version.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free
47. Re: Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free May 23, 2018, 11:04 Beamer
 
Steele Johnson wrote on May 23, 2018, 10:23:
When games were good

I will take nearly any game today over Unreal and even Half Life.
And don't forget we're picking two legendary games from then, not even the awful rifraff like Chasm: The Rift. If we're doing that today, The Witcher 3 is better than any game from 1998. RDR is better than any game from 1998.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Anniversary Event Begins
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 23, 2018, 10:12 Beamer
 
I'm guessing Fortnite is stealing its users fairly heavily?

I fired up Fortnite last night. Per the stats page, for the first time in 220 days. I did one round back then, two last night. One normal round, in which I did 0 damage but finished 16th, and one 50v50, in which I did 40 damage and my team won with over 20 people left alive.

I will never, ever have the time to learn that game, so doubt I'll play again. Way too much going on that's different than anything I've played before for me to bother. Partially because I'm too old, and partially because the 10 rounds I have time for a week wouldn't let me catch up to the 14 year olds playing more than that during lunch break at school.

I'll stick to single player games.
 
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News Comments > We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU
16. Re: We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU May 23, 2018, 09:51 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on May 23, 2018, 09:46:
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2018, 07:36:
ventry wrote on May 22, 2018, 19:37:
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:17:
The Australian government is planning to implement nationwide the plot from We Happy Few and wants no one to be the wiser.

@Ventry, nice country you got there mate.

It's bloody great mate!!!
However, we, as it is with most "western" countries, are being invaded by limp wristed, snowflake, lefty fun police.

The battle continues.

Aren't you US citizens lucky to have Donald Trump as POTUS.
He slaps the taste right out of those snowflakes mouths.

Trump 2020
Shapiro 2024.

The left is ok with sex in context, as in not having the females merely be sex toys all the time.

The right is against people seeing breasts.

Choose your side.

I like seeing the boobies in any context whatsoever. What side am I on?

As usual, you're not a strawman that makes a single comment on Twitter that people freak out about for days.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: KCD May 23, 2018, 09:36 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on May 23, 2018, 09:33:
It's the best game I've played in at least the last 5 years.

Seems like a love it or hate it game. It sounds like there's a huge amount of realism to just discover, which many people love. To me, it just sounds tedious, and I prefer the more Witcher-esque games where you're just a god of killing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation May 23, 2018, 09:23 Beamer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 22, 2018, 19:14:
New consoles will be out at the later half of 2019. Should be right in time for cyberpunk 2077, if it's not delayed. I'll be playing it on PC, but console players should get a pretty awesome version given the timing of release around console launch. Oblivion on xbox360 is a good example. Came out at console launch and blew people away.

If the PS5 were coming out next year, dev kits would already be out. There are rumors of them, but no confirmation.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free
44. Re: Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free May 23, 2018, 09:18 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 23, 2018, 09:14:
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2018, 08:49:
Drazula wrote on May 23, 2018, 08:34:
A lot of revisionist history here... Unreal wasn't very good. I do agree the opening was pretty good. But Half-Life came out a few months later and buried it.

And UT didn't get good until UT3, which was great.

Wouldn't comparing it to something that came out 6 months later be revisionist history, because it's comparing the product not to its direct peers but something that came out a good amount later?

It was closer to Quake 2 than to Half Life.
Unreal sucked hard after Witcher 3 came out.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I think that Half Life blew it away, too, but that was six months later. Or, for me at the time, an entirely different school year. They didn't feel like peers to me, but like one closed a generation and one opened a generation. Innovation was happening so quickly back then.

People who gushed about Unreal had six months to live in that world before HL blew it apart. Back then, that was an extremely long time. It was only 24 months prior that DN3D came out.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free
41. Re: Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free May 23, 2018, 08:49 Beamer
 
Drazula wrote on May 23, 2018, 08:34:
A lot of revisionist history here... Unreal wasn't very good. I do agree the opening was pretty good. But Half-Life came out a few months later and buried it.

And UT didn't get good until UT3, which was great.

Wouldn't comparing it to something that came out 6 months later be revisionist history, because it's comparing the product not to its direct peers but something that came out a good amount later?

It was closer to Quake 2 than to Half Life.
 
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News Comments > We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU
14. Re: We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU May 23, 2018, 07:36 Beamer
 
ventry wrote on May 22, 2018, 19:37:
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:17:
The Australian government is planning to implement nationwide the plot from We Happy Few and wants no one to be the wiser.

@Ventry, nice country you got there mate.

It's bloody great mate!!!
However, we, as it is with most "western" countries, are being invaded by limp wristed, snowflake, lefty fun police.

The battle continues.

Aren't you US citizens lucky to have Donald Trump as POTUS.
He slaps the taste right out of those snowflakes mouths.

Trump 2020
Shapiro 2024.

The left is ok with sex in context, as in not having the females merely be sex toys all the time.

The right is against people seeing breasts.

Choose your side.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2018, 17:01 Beamer
 
I often wonder if the people who complain about SF have been to other big cities.

Though I will say, living in the biggest city in the country, which happens to be in the northeast, it's shocking to go to cities outside of the northeast. The homeless population here is almost exclusively older, suffering from mental illness, and tends to be shy and polite. In other cities, they're generally younger, a much more mixed gender population, and looking less meek and more angry. Meth and opioids aren't nearly the issue here as elsewhere, and it shows. When I end up in St. Louis, or Denver, or Columbus, it's a stark difference, seeing so many big, healthy-looking (relatively) men and women sleeping on streets.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation May 22, 2018, 14:40 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:10:
“The PlayStation 4 Is Entering The Final Phase Of Its Life Cycle.”

Interesting statement given the PS4 came out less than 5 years ago.
I thought they were aiming for a 10yrs lifecycle for these consoles
The standard product lifecycle stages are introduction, growth, maturity, decline. Sales actually declined YoY, hence why he says it's in the final lifecycle stage.

Given long tail, it could happily remain here for a decade. Depends on how rapid a decline it is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Fascism is back. Blame the Internet May 22, 2018, 14:32 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:21:
Simon Says wrote on May 22, 2018, 11:01:
"Fascism is back. Blame the Internet"

Which is pretty much like saying, nuclear bombs are back, blame uranium. Or spliting people in half is back, blame chainsaws.

It's not the internet, it's HOW WE USE IT. As for the why we use it that way. Well, look no further than the need for control.

I read something about a study that showed as the internet encourages cultural diffusion, that causes people to actually become less accepting of alternative ideas and actually forces people toward extremism. I'll have to go do some research, but I thought that was an interesting and counterintuitive argument.

Remember when I mentioned gangstalking/crowdstalking about a week ago?
There are lots of articles about how it's a concept that has exploded, largely because of the internet. People who have certain phobias/delusions band together, and use each other as evidence that what they're experiencing is real.

Same reason Flat Earth is making a comeback.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 22, 2018, 13:48 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on May 22, 2018, 12:15:
Don't have to be Nostradamus to see where this is all heading, Microsoft locking down access to the programs you can install on your computer exclusively to their MS Store, for your safety.


Sure...
 
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News Comments > We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU
3. Re: We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU May 22, 2018, 11:47 Beamer
 
I think my favorite classification was when Jagged Alliance had a classification on the box for "clothed touching."

Weird, I kept thinking, how in the world does this fit into the game whose demo I'd played a ton. Must be a cut-scene.

After finishing the game, I realized that it was because you could turn the cursor into a hand (for selecting things), then click on a merc, and the merc would yell at you for grabbing them. There was no animation, just a generic white hand icon, and a response for humor from the merc.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 22, 2018, 10:47 Beamer
 
I can't remember the last time I used the DVD in my PC. Pretty sure it may have been when it was built two years ago, and not a single time since.

I'd be more than happy to not have one. For the most part, flash drives have thoroughly replaced the purpose a DVD drive once served.

Back when disk drives started disappearing, I bought an external one. And never used it. I'd consider an external DVD drive for the same reason, but there's 0 chance I'd get a laptop with a DVD drive - makes the things too thick and heavy. For the once every five years I'd use the DVD drive, I can buy one off of Amazon for $20. Beats a larger, heavier laptop.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
17. Re: Evening Mobilization May 22, 2018, 10:23 Beamer
 
Yifes wrote on May 22, 2018, 10:11:
DangerDog wrote on May 22, 2018, 04:51:
Cutter wrote on May 21, 2018, 21:50:
DangerDog wrote on May 21, 2018, 20:00:
So it's going to be a comedy?

Because Obama's presidency was a joke.

How's that?

Disaster with the Arab Spring
Crimea
...

Blaming Crimea and the Arab Spring on Obama Rolleyes2

Racial Division at all-time high

Neo Nazis are openly marching in the streets of Charlotteville and you think Racial division was higher under Obama?


This is the most retarded and delusion list I've read on here.
Can't tell if trolling or if people out there are actually stupid enough to believe in this bullshit.

A lot of white people think Obama made the race divide worse. In reality, he just brought conversations already happening to their ears. Prior, they either remained in ignorance, or pretended nothing was wrong.

Now, it's something they hear every day, and blame Obama for the discussion, not, you know, blaming that there's a problem and has been a problem for centuries and is only now being discussed on a national level.

Something something the first step to fixing a problem is admitting there's a problem. Weirdly, a lot of white people can't do that. There's no problem, it's Obama causing trouble!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2018, 10:18 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 22, 2018, 09:40:
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2018, 09:06:
I tend to not be a really big fan of hard scifi unless the story and characters are particularly engaging.
Well, I'd have to agree with the clip that anything containing "magicial swords" or "wizards" is fantasy, not sci-fi. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I've read plenty of fantasy. Including fantasy which turned out to be sci-fi (I won't mention the title since it is kind of the surprise ending). But there is a difference between the two.

Based on the NPR review, River of Teeth doesn't sound very sci-fi. Which again, doesn't necessarily mean it is good or bad.

Edit: Oh, and obigitory suggetion for any sci-fi fan to read Iain Banks' Culture series. The fictional universe I most wish I lived in.

The clip is just because the character is obsessed with "hard scifi" and is often going off on what is and isn't. The only thing he's more obsessed with than hard scifi is having a girl talk to him, yet when it finally happens, his need to correct her ruins the only chance he's ever had.

Party Down was a great show. But I can't hear "scifi" without hearing "hard scifi" in his voice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2018, 09:06 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 22, 2018, 08:42:
Ozmodan wrote on May 21, 2018, 21:36:
It is like the electors hate space operas. There were some very goods ones out this past year.
What were the very good ones? I'm always looking for good sci-fi.

I just finished John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" series, which I really enjoyed. And I'm currently reading Jason Hough's "Dire Earth" series, which has been interesting if a bit odd. Not sure I would recommend it. Old Man's War is a good read though.

I'll recommend the Red Rising series. Listen, it's not literature. It's YA fiction, and it has the absolute worst opening line I've ever read in a book. But it ends up building an interesting world with interesting characters and an imperfect hero that really wants to be good and repeatedly makes mistakes. It's simplified, being YA and all, but it's a quick and fun read.

The Nebulas do go with space operas often, though. Ann Leckie won for her first book, and was nominated for each additional. I thought the first was ok, never went with the next few. I tend to not be a really big fan of hard scifi unless the story and characters are particularly engaging.
The only thing I think I read in this year's nominations was River of Teeth, which I think I hated.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
12. Re: Evening Mobilization May 22, 2018, 07:08 Beamer
 
Yeah, most of that isn't accurate, or even a "scandal."

This comment was edited on May 22, 2018, 09:08.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 21, 2018, 18:12 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on May 21, 2018, 16:47:
System restore DVD's can get you sent to prison, especially if you press your own copies of Windows operating system restore discs that are only good with computers that are licensed to use it.

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microsoft-copyright-20180426-story.html

Especially if you put a Dell logo on them and then sell them.
 
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