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News Comments > Civilization VI Announced
40. Re: Civilization VI Announced May 12, 2016, 07:28 Beamer
 
Linksil wrote on May 12, 2016, 00:19:
Sepharo wrote on May 11, 2016, 23:29:
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2016, 23:25:
Fucking $80? Suck my balls! Can't say I much care for the stylized look either.

$60.
What's the deal with people using digital deluxe prices all the time lately? Same thing was happening with Overwatch.

Because the deluxe is what used to be called the normal game. Not to mention all the "cut" dlc depending on who you ask/what game. Some games you can't even get the best play options without getting the deluxe edition.

So I went to see what the DD version is. Steam has it listed... and doesn't spell out what it is. I feel like Steam always does this - has a more expensive version, but nowhere does it list the difference.

According to Amazon, the DD is:
Expand your empire further with the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe which includes the full base game, the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack, and access to four post-launch DLC packs* that will add new maps, scenarios, civilizations and leaders for a bundled discount.

So it's a special soundtrack and a season pass. Sorry, that was never called the "normal game." How many expansions did Civ 4 have? That wasn't the "normal game."

Hell, if I remember, my copy of the original Civ was a special edition. $80 with a huge manual and a shitty mousepad.
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI Announced
39. Re: Civilization VI Announced May 12, 2016, 07:24 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2016, 04:22:
VaranDragon wrote on May 12, 2016, 04:07:
Beamer wrote on May 11, 2016, 12:14:
I'm fairly certain I'll never leave 4.

Yeah, why people keep buying the same game over and over again is beyond me. Sure its a nice game, but I don't think any more can really be added to the game without changing it into something different. I think CivIV is where the gameplay of the different games has been distilled to perfection. It can't get any better than that.

Yeah, I didn't buy 5 because it wasn't the same game.

Civ 5 is a pretty different game from 4. I didn't buy 5 until Gods and Kings came out, so I'd read enough to know it had a ton of differences from 4 while still being Civ. Also, it was, and still is, a gorgeous game and that really helped with immersion and playability.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Trailers
18. Re: DOOM Trailers May 12, 2016, 07:07 Beamer
 
NotOneOfUs wrote on May 11, 2016, 22:35:
That Nvidia video is what they need to have been showing. NOW I'm interested. I don't understand why that one looks so damn fast and everything else, all the other SP and MP videos, looks so much slower.

Agreed. It looks fast, and the amount of enemies looks like old Doom (except now with jumping, but man, he's jumping all over the place to pick enemies off without staying still. Just totally working the room like I feel I used to in DM maps.)
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI Announced
19. Re: Civilization VI Announced May 11, 2016, 14:36 Beamer
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on May 11, 2016, 13:43:
Beamer wrote on May 11, 2016, 12:14:
I'm fairly certain I'll never leave 4.

Diddo... I'll keep hoping for a new one as complex and open as 4 but I seriously doubt it will ever happen, that trend is dead.

I don't even use the complexity. I do nothing in the city screens. Nothing. I can make an Elvis? Great, so what?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2016, 13:39 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on May 11, 2016, 11:22:
Woo my Uncharted 4 showed up!

Time for that 5GB update to download. Next gen gaming, baby!

I'm contemplating buying a used PS4, playing Uncharted 4 for 3 weeks, then selling my PS4 and Uncharted 4.
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI Announced
4. Re: Civilization VI Announced May 11, 2016, 12:14 Beamer
 
I'm fairly certain I'll never leave 4.  
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News Comments > Disney Leaving Game Publishing
23. Re: Disney Leaving Game Publishing May 11, 2016, 12:14 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 11, 2016, 09:35:
This was a difficult decision

"What are we doing today?"
"Deciding on whether to put 300 people out of a job."
"Fuck 'em. Done. What's for lunch?"


And, by my count, this is the 5th time they've done this since 2010.
 
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News Comments > MS Rebuffed Lionhead Buyers?
2. Re: MS Rebuffed Lionhead Buyers? May 11, 2016, 09:57 Beamer
 
I mean, if they weren't willing to buy without Fable, where they really looking to buy those guys?  
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News Comments > Disney Leaving Game Publishing
1. Re: Disney Leaving Game Publishing May 10, 2016, 21:05 Beamer
 
::looks at watch::

Well, it's a Tuesday. Time for Disney to have mass layoffs and announce they're exiting video game development again.
 
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News Comments > Three Unannounced CAPCOM Games Coming
7. Re: Three Unannounced CAPCOM Games Coming May 10, 2016, 14:23 Beamer
 
Wetworks wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:24:
If they did simple stuff like pull the camera back, give us fov options and focus more on smoothing the shooting and controls it could be fun.

Most of that is a design choice, though. Pulling the camera back and giving FOV options makes the game far less claustrophobic. Making shooting easier makes you less vulnerable.

I'm not saying these are good choices - I hate the RE games. But those choices are less "we're too lazy" and more "this is exactly what we want."
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed May 10, 2016, 11:34 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on May 10, 2016, 11:32:
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:03:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 10, 2016, 09:41:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

What, you mean like this? Or do you want the one where she refuses to offer sources for the stuff she promotes even though she wants it used as an educational tool.


What do you think linking to that proves? It was her discussing her old business. As a 23 year old.

Also, you linked to Sargon, which I suppose makes sense. Similar to you, he's constantly outraged over things he blows out of proportion and does not understand.

I dunno Beamer, I'm starting to think that this charity of hers in engaged in fundraising.

Yeah, that's the main thing, right? "She's trying to get attention for her non-profit business!"

Which business, non-profit or otherwise, isn't trying to get attention?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed May 10, 2016, 11:33 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:16:
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:03:
What do you think linking to that proves? It was her discussing her old business. As a 23 year old.

Also, you linked to Sargon, which I suppose makes sense. Similar to you, he's constantly outraged over things he blows out of proportion and does not understand.

You mean besides "a teleseminar success story" aka evangelicalism for the stupid people?

Boy oh boy, you sure do have a bug up your ass over it though(and sargon). Especially since that was just the first search result, well I suppose I can understand you being upset...especially when someone shows you something that proves their point. You did want proof after all.

Yes, I agree, it's for stupid people. 23 year olds are often stupid.

I just don't see how it's a smoking gun. And it's fun, though, that you claim I have a bug up my ass over Sargon when you post here endlessly about Anita Sarkeesian. It's amazing the white males with bugs up their butt over her. Her analysis is considered dull and commonplace in every other media, but in video games people like you have signal boosted her because you're so terrified of what she has to say.

When, again, this kind of criticism is considered basic and boring in any other media. Books, music, TV, movies - these discussions are common, and the things she says considered obvious.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed May 10, 2016, 10:03 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 10, 2016, 09:41:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

What, you mean like this? Or do you want the one where she refuses to offer sources for the stuff she promotes even though she wants it used as an educational tool.


What do you think linking to that proves? It was her discussing her old business. As a 23 year old.

Also, you linked to Sargon, which I suppose makes sense. Similar to you, he's constantly outraged over things he blows out of proportion and does not understand.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2016, 09:25 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 10, 2016, 07:53:
Cutter wrote on May 9, 2016, 20:00:
Doesn't matter. I'm selling the media, not the movie. I don't own it. Never did. I do own the case and disc however and I have every right to sell it and every right to rip it before I do. It's like when I was younger and I used to have a massive record/tape collection I spent thousands of dollars on. As far as I'm concerned I've already paid for that music, not the medium. The idea that one is supposed to pay over and over again for the same product on a different medium is preposterous.

You don't really believe that do you? You're just talking trash, right?

While I certainly agree if you purchase the album, there is no issue with making a cassette tape for your use. However, when you sell the album now two people have the music and the artist only received proceeds from one. Surely you can see that's not right.

This is a fair explanation that will never get noticed by its intended target.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2016, 09:23 Beamer
 
Red wrote on May 9, 2016, 19:18:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 18:19:
And, while ownership is nice, I felt that way about DVDs, and when I go back and watch them the quality is so terrible that I just end up paying the $3 or whatever to rent on Amazon.
I find that DVD quality is about on par with HD downloads from iTunes or HD streaming off NetFlix. Amazon Prime streaming is noticeably worse than all of those; it's my last resort for watching anything. Blu Ray is handily superior to anything I can [legally] download or stream online, but it is also by far the biggest hassle so I only have special favorites on Blu Ray.

Are you watching on a screen under 40"?

On a large screen, the resolution difference is monstrous.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 9, 2016, 18:19 Beamer
 
Red wrote on May 9, 2016, 18:13:
It's a shame that Blu Ray was ruined so badly. I had a high end HTPC/projector setup back in the days of DVD (1300+ titles) but never could justify the move to Blu Ray because of all the crap they overloaded it with. Now I just use my PS4 to play the occasional Blu Ray but accept the inferior quality of DVD and HD streaming for most stuff. Blu Ray just isn't worth the hassle.

Physical media, to me, isn't worth the hassle. It's more time consuming and typically costlier. I need to go somewhere to buy it or rent it, and then (worse) I need to store it.

The downside to streaming is that the image quality is much worse - the detail I see in the darkness on a BluRay is huge, yet cable makes Game of Thrones a bunch of talking heads in black backgrounds.

I'll still take it, though. I had ~300 DVDs, many of which I just threw out when I moved (the rest I just threw out the cases.) I have maybe 10 BluRay discs. Most unopened (as were most of the DVDs, probably 75%.) No player hooked up anymore. And, while ownership is nice, I felt that way about DVDs, and when I go back and watch them the quality is so terrible that I just end up paying the $3 or whatever to rent on Amazon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 18:04 Beamer
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on May 9, 2016, 16:23:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 9, 2016, 12:45:
why not fix it?
Because you won't feel compelled to buy a new phone...with the promise that with brand X and model Y, you'll get a better support.

I was lucky enough to get a first-gen Moto G back in the day.

And yet, now, most carriers (and, in some case, I believe manufacturers) are on a 1 year free upgrade policy. If I turn in my S7 Edge at the end of 1 year, and it isn't broken, Verizon will give me a brand new S8 Edge, or whatever the new flagship is.

I think maybe I have to pay taxes, but... free upgrades. I'm ok with that. I no longer have a nice collection of old phones, but... why do I have that? And I already had to turn in one for a free upgrade once prior.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 15:35 Beamer
 
MT Silver wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:09:

The first article that this article is a response to. He wanted to give devs the power to remove reviews on their products or to have Valve do it for them. He claimed to want to do this because the negative reviews are "trolls" but anyone with half a brain can see how this power can and will be immediately abused. It's as offensive to me as someone demanding that the government should be allowed to review and remove articles they do not like in the local paper.

Fortunately for all of us, Valve is too lazy to do anything.

I meant ban a product. If you're going to say the article is trying to ban bad user reviews, then GamerGate is an entire movement designed around trying to ban critical reviews they do not agree with.

The important thing is no one is trying to ban actual products, despite all the accusations of Jack Thompson (a man who did try to ban actual products.)
 
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News Comments > DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan
36. Re: Doom, verticality May 9, 2016, 15:33 Beamer
 
I really never understood the M+b vs controller debate.

Ultimately, I just don't care. A fun game is fun. I play Rocket League using M+K, which is idiotic - I have a receiver for the Xbox 360 controller sitting in the Amazon shipping envelope in a drawer nearby; it'd take me 5 minutes to set it up. But I don't. M+K is fine for me. I've played plenty of other racing games with it, too, and done just fine in them, even though you're sometimes wiggling like crazy to get the right line.

And I play a ton of FPS games on consoles. Controllers work great there. The games are designed for it, and designed well for it, and every single other player is using a controller so no one is significantly better than you due to what you're using. If anything, it's a more even playing field because you don't have some guy with a super expensive setup destroying you.

I dunno, for me, both input methods are fine. Both have their purposes, but I find I can adapt to any input method fairly quickly. Using the wrong one in multiplayer is a disadvantage if others use the right one, but the less I game the less interested I am in multiplayer, so...
 
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News Comments > DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan
22. Re: DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan May 9, 2016, 12:41 Beamer
 
siapnar wrote on May 9, 2016, 12:16:
I heard that there's a ridiculous amount of weapon customization in the multiplayer, up to the point where you can put sparkle patterns on your bright pink gun.

Sounds exactly like the DOOM I remember

I fail to see an issue with this, though. I mean, it's kind of fun. In Quake 3 we could customize our railgun colors, right? And that was kind of fun - if you knew one guy was really good with the railgun and used yellow, and saw someone near you get zapped by a yellow beam, you knew it was probably a good time to find cover.

Or, with Rocket League, everyone changes everything.

Fun times.
 
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