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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Apr 25, 2016, 16:45 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 15:03:
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:58:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:44:
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 13:57:
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 11:14:
Wow, lost for words...the logic of your average redneck redditor is astonishing: some journos fall for a trollbait = WE WUZ RITE BOUT TEH #GG GUISE!!!111!

*facepalm*...also, HL3 confirmed.


So you don't consider fact checking (that takes like, 5 minutes for this) kinda important for news sites ?

Article is beating that dead horse though, true Doesn't make it any less valid.

Does Blue never get anything wrong? Is he infallible, or is it just that people overlook it because they like Blue and realize he's doing so much that the occasional mistake, error, or bad article will come through?

Blue is an aggregator, not a journalist. There's a rather significant and obvious difference there.

It's not like these were serious stories. When it comes to these one-offs, these sites are basically also aggregators.

They fell for a Reddit hoax. I don't think there's a single news source out there that hasn't, be it in sports, politics, world news, economies, etc.

Saying "that 24 year old who has to write 5 blurbs per day on IGN should have spent a few hours going into the game and verifying this" seems unreasonable. But this is coming from the same people that, when Kotaku broke news of Fallout 4, claimed Kotaku was being unethical.

It would have taken like half an hour tops to verify the story. Don't call yourself a journalist if you can't do basic journalistic practices and are literally just copy-pasting what you see elsewhere.

As for Kotaku, if you want examples of lack of ethics and proper journalism, the leaking of Fallout 4 is among the lightest of things that site is guilty of. If you think that's a journalistic site, well fine but we have very different definitions of journalism is.

Half an hour is an eternity in internet time, and half an hour is something these people don't have. Look at this forum - a huge chunk of people here claim they use ad blockers. Running these sites isn't hugely profitable, and there's zero chance that the half an hour it would take to verify this would get paid back. It's time poorly spent.

I do not think Kotaku is journalistic, which is also why GamerGate's fury at them over "ethics" confuses me - it's a blog. And leaking Fallout 4 was something they did actually journalistic, so calling it unethical is asinine. 95% of what they do is idiocy and not worth reading, but when they actually do some investigative reporting and come up with something interesting and valuable, people cry "unethical!" even though it literally violates no ethics. It's just people grinding an ax because they have hurt feelings.

Which is what this comes across as. Website fooled by reddit, film at 11. Happens all the damn time. Who cares? No one lost anything.
 
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6. Re: etc. Apr 25, 2016, 14:58 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:44:
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 13:57:
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 11:14:
Wow, lost for words...the logic of your average redneck redditor is astonishing: some journos fall for a trollbait = WE WUZ RITE BOUT TEH #GG GUISE!!!111!

*facepalm*...also, HL3 confirmed.


So you don't consider fact checking (that takes like, 5 minutes for this) kinda important for news sites ?

Article is beating that dead horse though, true Doesn't make it any less valid.

Does Blue never get anything wrong? Is he infallible, or is it just that people overlook it because they like Blue and realize he's doing so much that the occasional mistake, error, or bad article will come through?

Blue is an aggregator, not a journalist. There's a rather significant and obvious difference there.

It's not like these were serious stories. When it comes to these one-offs, these sites are basically also aggregators.

They fell for a Reddit hoax. I don't think there's a single news source out there that hasn't, be it in sports, politics, world news, economies, etc.

Saying "that 24 year old who has to write 5 blurbs per day on IGN should have spent a few hours going into the game and verifying this" seems unreasonable. But this is coming from the same people that, when Kotaku broke news of Fallout 4, claimed Kotaku was being unethical.
 
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4. Re: etc. Apr 25, 2016, 14:41 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 13:57:
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 11:14:
Wow, lost for words...the logic of your average redneck redditor is astonishing: some journos fall for a trollbait = WE WUZ RITE BOUT TEH #GG GUISE!!!111!

*facepalm*...also, HL3 confirmed.


So you don't consider fact checking (that takes like, 5 minutes for this) kinda important for news sites ?

Article is beating that dead horse though, true Doesn't make it any less valid.

Does Blue never get anything wrong? Is he infallible, or is it just that people overlook it because they like Blue and realize he's doing so much that the occasional mistake, error, or bad article will come through?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 25, 2016, 12:23 Beamer
 
Aww man, Jory was like one of my first 10 Myspace friends.

That sounds crazy, I know, but true.
 
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News Comments > DOOM PC Support Details
27. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2016, 09:19 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 24, 2016, 03:32:
Slick wrote on Apr 24, 2016, 03:18:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 23, 2016, 23:31:
descender wrote on Apr 23, 2016, 13:09:
Any PC FPS limited to 2 fucking weapons with loadouts is going to be compared to Halo... because that's basically all Halo brought to the MP FPS table. No other game did that. Better just get over that one too.

*ahem* Regenerating health?

yuppp

and I might be wrong, but was it the first to have a button for "throw grenade"?

a joke right ?

No. Think back to 2001: what other games had off-hand grenades? Most FPS I can remember had grenades as a selectable weapon, so you had to hit 7, or whatever, then throw.

When watching that linked video (man, whomever was playing couldn't kill a thing), that was what stood out to me most.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 22, 2016, 17:26 Beamer
 
Nullity wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 12:10:
Windows phone freefall? What, did a couple of its 7 users switch to Android?

I did.

I mean, it's a planned free fall, but no reason to stick around. Android took a while to make not hideous, and it doesn't perform nearly as smoothly, and it has some really, really weird quirks, but it's nice having all the functionality.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2016, 12:06 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 11:59:
Creston wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 10:56:
Maybe Amazon is going to start offering a lower price on specific items if you are a Prime member?

This part of it is true. Prime members now get 20% off all pre-orders and purchases of new games up to two weeks after release. That still doesn't explain why they would refuse to sell to non-prime members. If anything, selling to non-prime members makes them far more money.

This is an extremely weird decision.

It's not weird. It's exactly how you'd expect a defacto monopoly to operate. "Want to buy the coolest shit? Contribute a Benny to the widows and orphans fund."

Amazon is far from a de facto monopoly in the UK, though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2016, 11:46 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 10:25:
sauron wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 10:19:
That Amazon thing sounds a bit silly. I mean, it's not like there's any competition out there, right?

As much as I love amazon, that's a really shitty thing to do on their part...hopefully they get enough push back to reverse it.

Here in the US, I'm running into a similar issue where certain food items can only be purchased with Amazon Pantry, which includes a shipping charge even if you have prime. And if you don't want to do that, you seemingly can't buy the item (unless I missed something, but I've looked around).


Pantry items are items Amazon cannot sell profitably. Think a 12 pack of Coke, or a $2.99 bottle of shampoo. Those things cost less than the shipping. Amazon has sold them for a while, hoping people build a big enough basket to make shipping profitable, or having the vendor fund the cost if they're trying to use Amazon to build awareness.

Pantry is essentially forcing a big enough basket. It's 40lbs, I think.

It isn't great, and I won't use it because I live in an apartment that probably can't hold 40lbs of stuff, but I get why they're doing it. Selling someone a 12 pack of Coke for $4.99 that takes $8 to ship isn't good business.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 22, 2016, 07:28 Beamer
 
christheshitter wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 20:59:
GarthZombie wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 20:21:
christheshitter wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 14:51:
Does it really matter? Doom have always been for pushing graphics instead it does look like a shitty cartoon with quicktime events and that is a recipe for a flop just as Bladerunner 2! Mark my words!

I'm guessing from this statement you've never seen Doom '93 before?

Have you seen the imps?

Also can you link me to the quick time events in Doom '16?

Yea i played it when it came out although i still liked Wolfenstein more despite it being simpler.

Well the imps do look kind of cartoony in Doom '93 but what i don't like in the new game is the damn CoD formula they've implemented, the rainbow colors and the slow pacing. It's missing all the grittiness as well. Really i don't care anyway the whole ID team from back then has been swapped out anyway.

Doom 93 had rainbow colors in multiplayer, too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
58. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2016, 23:00 Beamer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 14:24:
Bowie, Rickman, plenty others I'm forgetting and now Prince. 2016 you need to chill the fuck out, ok?

I'm assuming these are your nominees for the $50 bill. I support them all.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 19, 2016, 10:45 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 09:45:
Alright, thanks guys. I may just skip the whole thing, and hopefully they'll have learned some lessons for 4 (which admittedly looks fantastic.)


I mean, it gets better, and I find the rest of the game makes up for that. Early on in the 1st, when you're in the jungle, it's the most frustrating. Then you have more guns and ammo. Still, I remember times that I just wanted the combat to stop and the exploring to begin again. I think that, ultimately, I decided to play on an easier difficulty than I normally would, just to get past that quicker.

I wouldn't go back to the first. Still adore the series.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 19, 2016, 09:30 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 08:56:
So for those who have played the entire series so far: I've been playing the remastered versions, still in the first game, and it's such a ridiculous slog. Nigh endless waves of enemies, you have two weapons with pathetic amounts of ammo, each enemy takes three or four shots to put down (even from a fucking assault rifle)... I've had several battles already where I just plain ran out of ammo.

Does it ever get any better in games 2 or 3? It's just terminally boring to have to sit through five waves of 5 mercenaries Every.Single.Fucking.Screen.

The puzzles and story are good, but the combat, ugh... If 2 and 3 are just more of the same, I'll probably just watch the story bits on youtube.



2 and 3 are better. 1 had a few moments that I really wanted to put it down because I was so sick of there being more enemies to shoot.

That said, prepare for 2 more games of "goddamn it, more enemies to shoot?"

Regardless, I bought the PS3 solely for the series, played almost exclusively the series, and regret nothing. May buy a PS4 for this.

And, frankly, I found Last of Us much, much worse. A few waves of mercs is annoying but there can be joy found in popping one in the head. Clickers, however, were no fun at all. Actually, most of the zombies weren't. I so enjoyed when LoU let me kill a nice, fleshy human rather than a bullet-absorbing zombie.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
21. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 19, 2016, 07:14 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 20:09:
Cultural Marxists have already dictated that anything publicly available is fair game to be used against any ideological enemy. Among the many examples of this is the firing of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich for his donation to a pro-Proposition 8 campaign. Now the tables have turned and a cultural Marxist is on the receiving end of this and it's somehow this horrible thing?

Don't bring up "cultural Marxists" for this, this was 100% the "anti-SJWs" that did this. And then they scurried back under the rocks they hide under, swearing up and down their month long campaign against her had nothing to do with this.

At least "SJWs" take credit for Brandon Eich. And the situations are somewhat related. Nintendo is a children's company in the US (hence why the title so many "Gamers" were so furious over was changed so much.) This isn't the type of work that is really ok when you work for Nintendo. At the same time, it was also incredibly private and hidden and had no chance for a conflict unless people went exceedingly out of their way to sniff it out. Which they did. Because when you say mean things about GamerGate, your entire life will end up on the internet.

Brendan Eich was somewhat different as what he did in his private life 100% impacted his ability to lead his company. He paid his own money, earned in part by his employees, partners, and vendors, to make certain he had more rights than some of them did. You cannot lead a company when you are paying money to reduce the rights of people you need to run your business. He could not be an effective leader with so many people feeling they could not follow him for what he did. Had he been a lower level person, it could have been ok (could), but as a CEO? His job is to lead, and when you pay money to make sure you have more rights than others, you'll find it hard to lead when people no longer want to follow.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 19, 2016, 07:09 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 18:34:
Beamer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 18:01:

I mean, isn't this a bit creepy, though?

What are you referring to precisely? There's a lot going on here and I don't want to make an incorrect assumption.

The extensively documented post you made.

I mean, who cares? She had a job at Nintendo. She said mean things about GamerGate. She may or may not have been involved in a translation of a game that some people found annoying (though somewhat hypocritically.)

Thanks to this, she gets the patented GamerGate background check, which reveals all that you showed. And she loses her job over it. Fine, she did something that was against her contract and which Nintendo, a company that makes products primarily (but by no means exclusively, to clarify), for children, did not want any association with.

But this stuff is everywhere, and extremely well documented, and why? Because she said mean things about GamerGate? That's really all it takes for this kind of thing? And then, suddenly, someone's entire life is being dissected and messageboards that have nothing to do with her, like here, are suddenly full of naked photos of her?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2016, 18:01 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:44:
Gamezone is reporting that Alison Rapp was working as a call girl named Maria Mint. The Maria Mint site is down for maintenance, but the image directories are all still up. The Gamezone analysis used jewelry and mostly covered tats to suggest it was her. Other analysis showed the camera and lens serial numbers match up between the pictures on Maria Mint and Alison's Deviant Art account. I felt the evidence, while solid, could have holes poked into it. Kotaku, for example, ruled the findings inconclusive. So I did my own analysis, looking at marks on her skin. The collarbone moles in this picture of Alison appear to match up with this picture of "Maria." Also, zoom in on "Maria's" chin. There's a set of four small freckles here that take the shape of a trapezoid. Here's a another picture of Alison. Zoom in on the chin, and you'll see the same trapezoidal set of freckles. Looks pretty conclusive to me.

I have no issue with call people. The work should be either legal and regulated or at the least decriminalized. But it's not right that Nintendo is getting lambasted over this when it seems pretty obvious that a company trying to maintain a wholesome image wouldn't want their publicists secretly moonlighting as prostitutes.

I mean, isn't this a bit creepy, though?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Apr 18, 2016, 07:25 Beamer
 
Spektr wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 04:09:
I tried to figure out what you're trying to say. That doesnt seem to make much sense.

Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 12:19:
So, after Alex St. John attempts to restore some sanity to this argument, GamesBeat puts a rebuttal of St. John from the founder of Vambleer right underneath. Ismail is the author of quite a bit of shovelware from a two-man studio. Basically, Ismail works at exactly the sort of indie creative company that St. John says is the most "healthy" for the complainers (and experiences none of the industry issues that come from working at a large firm), and yet he wants to attack St. John for the message!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Vambleer is at the forefront of the "I'm a victim, you're a victim" parade. So it makes sense they would be all up in the "this industry isn't fair!" whining. You're right it isn't fair! Try getting press or work and not being a part of the indie in-crowd, Rami. Oh, wait, that hits a little too close to home...

What he's saying is "Ismail once said something mean about GamerGate, so I'm going to hate everything he says, even if it's something everyone else agrees with and makes perfect sense."
 
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News Comments > Ghostbusters Games Announced
6. Re: Ghostbusters Games Announced Apr 15, 2016, 12:13 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 10:49:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ugHP-yZXw

Up Votes: 202,338
Down Votes: 498,264

Panned by fans.

Panned by people too concerned with "SJWs" and conspiracies to actually prioritize their lives.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Footage
15. Re: No Man's Sky Footage Apr 14, 2016, 16:34 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 15:47:
only blues news posters could watch a video like this and make a comment about seeing "no game play"....

This is a collections of the dumbest bunch of Trolls on the internet.

A lot didn't watch this, I mean, it's 22 minutes and does it have new information?

But I get the "no gameplay" gripe. It's clearly an exaggeration, but the fear is you go down, find a new planet, catalog things, and then... repeat?

The devs haven't done a good job communicating what else you do. Go down, find a new planet, catalog things, go find another new planet, see some things that will be different but how different can procedurally generated actually be, and then...? How long until the novelty has worn off and you feel you've seen everything. How long until you see something that looks exactly like you've seen before? 1 planet? 10 planets?

Unanswered questions, and I've got an open mind. To me, this is a $20 game, and when it hits that I'll buy it. Maybe before, depending on reviews. I enjoy Minecraft, and got a few dozen hours out of it, but it was $9.99, and I play in spurts where I go in, mine and build, try something new, then feel like I'm repeating myself and quit. I don't really see what the "something new" to draw me back into this is.

So, I have an open mind, and am not dismissing this, but I get why others are concerned.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program
14. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program Apr 14, 2016, 11:54 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 08:13:
Like watching 2 crippled guy duke it out in the bar

Says the guy agreeing with SpaceCaptain?
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program
7. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program Apr 14, 2016, 07:15 Beamer
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 04:35:
People always bitch about linear shooters, but when one that isn`t appears, nobody`s interested.

The `Murica! angle aside it`s supposed to be a dynamic battlefield kind of game. Very curious if they`ll manage to pull it off...FPS AI has been put on hold since Halo, seeing as the only thing that matters these days is MP.

Because AI is generally a bad investment. In order for AI to shine, the character needs to stay alive long enough to see it. In order for that to happen, they either need to be bullet sponges or you need to be very inaccurate. Neither of those are fun. So while AI has improved, it's rare for the player to even notice. Plus, sometimes dumb AI is dumb because it's more fun for that. In real life, if a guard notices you he'll radio other guards, they'll lock the area down and turn on all the lights, and you'd be found and killed immediately. That's no fun in games, so they're coded to go "huh?!" and forget you within 30 seconds.
 
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