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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2016, 22:11 Beamer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 19:25:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 19:15:
TangledThorns wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 19:09:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 16:57:
It will take many more senseless deaths and a smart politician before we get gun laws similar to Australia.

Or like France's? We all saw how that worked out for them last year in Paris! Friggin' lemmings believing whats best for the rest of us.
Riiight. Because our current system is working great.
Done any critical thinking lately, I thought not.

Liberals true agenda behind banning guns is to destroy the NRA knowing that organization supports conservative politicians. Ban guns and then no more NRA so we see through your game.


Do you kind of get how this is circular logic?
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach Mode Revealed
26. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach Mode Revealed Jun 10, 2016, 07:27 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 10, 2016, 03:48:
I've reached the point in my life where I'm okay with games not being exactly what I want. They weren't perfect in the past either but nostalgia tends to forget such details. I judge games as a whole, so even if there are certain aspects that I dislike, I'm still able to enjoy the game. The simple truth is that games are no longer designed specifically for hardcore gamers that have been playing games for 20+ years. If that's the only kind of game you can enjoy, then you're going to have a pretty limited selection of games to choose from.

Yup, and I've come to peace with that. A lot of today's games are really, really, really well done and really, really, really fun. People, particularly here but in many other places, get furious at them and make a game out of picking them apart.

In some cases, there's good reason. In some cases, there's good reason for that particular player. But often, it comes across as people unwilling to live in the present and who should probably contemplate a new hobby.

At this point in my life, I don't have much time for games. Honestly, in 2016 all I've played is Doom (which was fantastic, despite complaints about being Disneyfied being somewhat common) and Shadow Warrior (which I found to be an overall good idea killed by terrible mechanics.) 2015 had little more gaming than that. You'd thin this would make me pickier, as if I'm doing little gaming I should demand perfection, but I've come instead to really appreciate why devs are doing different things instead of making copies of the games I loved 20 years ago.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jun 9, 2016, 15:12 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 14:24:
As usual, most of the critics of the warcraft movie will end up eating their words.

The movie is entertaining which is what most people want when they go to a movie. Personally my only criticism was that it was too short.

As usual?

Word of mouth about the film is bad outside of video game forums, where people also speak fondly of Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
19. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 13:36 Beamer
 
maddog wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 13:33:
Can you play MP against bots?

From above:
Later he expects bots to be added to the game.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
15. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 12:16 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 12:13:
Razumen wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 11:09:
Beamer wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:59:
Razumen wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:42:
Jagacademy wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:36:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:53:
It looks interesting, but not a fan of the Pinata effect of baddies exploding and raining health and armor.

Just use your imagination. Armor is pretty easy, you can collect it off of your fallen enemies. As for health, in a lot of fantasy lore, demon blood often gives power to those who consume it, so just imagine it is healing you after killing them.

If you don't use your imagination to explain things away, the overwhelming majority of Fantasy and Science Fiction makes no sense whatsoever.

No to mention armor doesn't drop off enemies unless you use a specific rune, and the health and ammo drops are pretty rare unless you use glory kills, which can be mostly ignored.

Not to mention the plot is that you were found imprisoned in Hell because you're basically a demon killer sent from the Heavens. That killing demons is what keeps you alive and fuels you for more killing demons makes sense.

I think most people disliked the concept when watching videos, but when actually playing, you come around quickly. It keeps the flow so wonderful.

The heavens? Nowhere does it imply that. The hyperbolic verse is just to show how much hell feared him. The general consensus is that the player character is either the Doom marine after he got stuck in hell after Doom 3 RoE (Or possibly Doom 2 if you fudge the ending a bit) or that he was the last member of those Templar knights avenging his fallen civilization (Or possibly both, the Doom marine might've joined up with them beforehand, as they'd have had the same goals).

The point is, Hell fears the Doom Marine. Hoorah!! Crush those Demons Marine!

And there's evidence that it's tied into something more.

Regardless, your character is a perfect demon killing machine, and that, for some reason, killing demons fuels you, kind of fits to make that true. The demons slaughtered so many by simply existing, and you basically do the same to them.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
12. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 10:59 Beamer
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:42:
Jagacademy wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 10:36:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:53:
It looks interesting, but not a fan of the Pinata effect of baddies exploding and raining health and armor.

Just use your imagination. Armor is pretty easy, you can collect it off of your fallen enemies. As for health, in a lot of fantasy lore, demon blood often gives power to those who consume it, so just imagine it is healing you after killing them.

If you don't use your imagination to explain things away, the overwhelming majority of Fantasy and Science Fiction makes no sense whatsoever.

No to mention armor doesn't drop off enemies unless you use a specific rune, and the health and ammo drops are pretty rare unless you use glory kills, which can be mostly ignored.

Not to mention the plot is that you were found imprisoned in Hell because you're basically a demon killer sent from the Heavens. That killing demons is what keeps you alive and fuels you for more killing demons makes sense.

I think most people disliked the concept when watching videos, but when actually playing, you come around quickly. It keeps the flow so wonderful.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
4. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 10:01 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:48:
nin wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:37:
Later he expects bots to be added to the game.

Awesome! Doom has been surprise of the year, so far...amazed how well it turned out.

How is the single player? I mean I know it's fairly good... but is it too short for the denero?

I got 12-14 hours out of single player my first play through, and I've probably put 4-6 into a second play through at a harder difficulty.

And I've loved every minute.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach Mode Revealed
12. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Breach Mode Revealed Jun 9, 2016, 09:09 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 00:20:
Also, no interest in the Breach thing... I don't really understand why it's there.

A few reasons:

*[It's more content]*

*[People like digestible challenges to repeat and master.]*

*[It will likely force people to play a way they otherwise wouldn't and experience aspects of the game they otherwise wouldn't]*

*[Some of the devs had free time while other aspects of the game were polished and tweaked, and this gave them a way to keep busy and create valuable content while they waited on other parts.]*
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 8, 2016, 13:30 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 12:39:
Beamer wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 11:28:
We don't have substitutes for smartphones.

We don't need any, we already all have smartphones, which is why their growth is falling off. For the smartphone industry to sustain the way it's operated in the past we'd need to find an undiscovered continent/planet of new potential customers.

Yup. And, well, I mean, there is still kind of an undiscovered continent - India is about 25% penetrated, Africa well below that, ha! Of course, the growth there will be in $25 smartphones.

But, what he was referring to, I believe, was all the "PCs are Dead" articles. PCs were dying for a few reasons:

  • Technology was stagnating, so there was less need to upgrade and the upgrade cycle slowed


  • Prices were falling, so new PCs cost less than the ones they were replacing


  • New products were replacing PCs. People were spending their money, and doing their webs browsing, on laptops, tablets, and phones


  • Some of this is true for smartphones. The technology is absolutely stagnating, as the processing power is insane, but people still want new. The cameras have been increasing exponentially and will hopefully continue to do so, and I still feel like the OSs seem to require that power, even though I have no clue what they use them for (every iOS and Android device I've used feels more sluggish after 2 years than my WP8.1 devices did after that period, but WP8.1 is dead and WM10 always feels sluggish.) At some point the craze to upgrade will die, but we have a while. The bigger concern is that phones went from $200 every 2 years to $700-800 every 2 years, which will slow people down (even though they pay less for the phone in the long run.)

    Prices are falling, too. Galaxies and iPhones may stay $600+, but the tier just below flagship is plummeting in price as companies like Huawei enter the market. Now that it's more out of pocket, people will gravitate to the almost-as-good cheaper phones, or to last year's flagship, which is 85% the power for 40% the price.

    But, for the substitute, there are none. No device is replacing the smartphone. So, where the PC was losing ground to devices people used for similar things, the smartphone has no competitor right now. It's market may be entering the mature part of the innovation curve, but it isn't in the decline part, and won't be for quite some time.

    What remains to be seen is who dies in the mature part of the innovation curve. LG, HTC, Sony, Moto/Lenovo, etc., are all very, very vulnerable.

     
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    News Comments > Mirror's Edge Catalyst Released
    16. Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst Released Jun 8, 2016, 12:02 Beamer
     
    While I acknowledge that The Half Elf didn't outright call someone a paid shill, I really wish this board was less inclined to go to that. I feel like I see it here more than anywhere else, though this place does tend to be more paranoid about corporations than most other places.

    But the community here (as opposed to the reader base, I'd say the community is active contributors to the posts) is, at best, 1000 regular users who are predominantly outside the 18-34 demographic. It isn't worth any amount of time as opposed to any of the places full of tens of thousands to millions of 18-34 year olds.

    What makes this place is that it's a smaller, older community that's been here a while. But that means it's a waste of time for paid shills, vs., say, NeoGaf or Kotaku or Reddit, where new people come in all the time, more is discussed, and far more see it.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Mobilization
    3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 8, 2016, 11:28 Beamer
     
    HorrorScope wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 10:52:
    Smartphones are dying.

    What comes around goes around.

    Ha!

    Except, y'know, when people say PC sales are dying, it's because they're declining as substitutes are rising rapidly. We don't have substitutes for smartphones.
     
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    News Comments > Paragon Essentials Edition Released
    9. Re: Paragon Essentials Edition Released Jun 7, 2016, 18:48 Beamer
     
    Tachikoma wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 16:19:
    Wait, Epic is an indie company now? I mean, the Unreal guys? Must`ve missed something.

    Always been indie. They sold a minority stake to Tencent, but they've never been owned by a publisher.
     
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    News Comments > Paragon Essentials Edition Released
    6. Re: Paragon Essentials Edition Released Jun 7, 2016, 14:49 Beamer
     
    Desalus wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 13:42:
    $60 for a free to play, early access, multiplayer only game which has only one gameplay mode and one map? Count me in!

    It has bots, it has more maps coming but, from what I understand, games like League of Legends are played on 1 map (is this true?), and I don't know about modes because I'm not a MOBA guy.

    Epic has said that, at this point, they have no choice. AAA gaming for an independent studio is a thing of the past. They're going to a smaller model, because they don't feel they can compete in the $60 game landscape. This is them trying to be somewhere between indie and AAA.

    I get why AAA is no longer really an option for them, but I'm not sure this is the solution.
     
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    News Comments > Battlefield 1 Teaser Trailer
    20. Re: Battlefield 1 Teaser Trailer Jun 7, 2016, 14:42 Beamer
     
    NegaDeath wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 13:33:
    deqer wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 13:10:
    Does this mean the next battlefield game will have a plot of the medieval times, when guns didn't exist, and we'd all be on horses with spears and shit?

    Why not? Large battlefields with siege equipment. Sacking of castles with realtime destruction of walls via the frostbite engine. Spring traps like boiling oil on the invaders. Sounds awesome. Not everyone wants future stuff as much as you. I for one have been hoping for a return to an older war like in 1942.

    I'm almost with you. Almost. A few problems:
    * Hand to hand combat is historically a bit weak in FPS games. This is overcomeable. Crossbows take too long to reload. Longbows aren't really much fun due to the mechanics - the combination of a firing arc and very slow firing time gets tedious. All this is overcomeable in 1 main way: Magic. Literally adding magic

    * Siege weapons are cool, but in reality the walls of a castle didn't come down often or quickly. Solution? Magic! Well, just amp up how damaging those things are. Also create far more intricate castles than we actually had

    * Vehicles get limited. Trebuchet, catapult - all slow and really weapons, not vehicles. Solution: magic! It solves everything. I find riding dragons kind of... lame and predictable. I find most Tolkien fantasy kind of lame and predictable. But there's room to create a new world that isn't orcs and dragons


    Basically, I see magic users and magic enhanced knights seizing large castles that can be blown apart Minecraft style. Rather than just doing classes, you make it more RPG oriented. If you create a character with high strength but low magic you bash skulls with huge axes, and all down the line, with ways to specialize, new spells or abilities to learn, etc. All in one forest, beating the hell out of each other.

    And yes, I stick with killstreak rewards. Calling in some variation of a dwarf army, with 20 seconds of fast moving little AI guys ripping everyone apart for you.
     
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    News Comments > Battlefield 1 Teaser Trailer
    15. Re: Battlefield 1 Teaser Trailer Jun 7, 2016, 13:17 Beamer
     
    CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 13:09:
    Fucking garbage. Spiked clubs vs. machine guns? Oooookay

    I really thought those were grenades.

    But yeah, historically, this is 100% accurate.
     
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    News Comments > Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
    20. Re: Ultima Online slime? Jun 7, 2016, 12:36 Beamer
     
    Jagacademy wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 12:33:
    I remember in early Ultima Online, the slime mob was named "a jwilson", was it named after this guy?

    Johnny Wilson from CGW.
     
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    News Comments > Agents of Mayhem Announced
    5. Re: Agents of Mayhem Announced Jun 6, 2016, 16:36 Beamer
     
    The Half Elf wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 13:13:
    Rather have seen a Superhero type game from Volition.

    I can't watch the trailer, but isn't that what this is?
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 6, 2016, 16:32 Beamer
     
    Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 15:20:
    Beamer wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 13:05:
    "Am I so out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong!"

    Great Principal Skinner Reference.

    It is weird being a child when that was uttered and a Skinner now.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 6, 2016, 13:05 Beamer
     
    How Older Generation Likes Crapping on Younger One Over Things He Is Out of Touch About.


    =)

    "Am I so out of touch? No, it's the children who are wrong!"
     
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    News Comments > Blood Kickstarter Possible
    7. Re: Blood Kickstarter Possible Jun 6, 2016, 11:14 Beamer
     
    Ahumado wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 09:59:
    It would be nice to see Blood done anew. One mistake though..Redneck Rampage, so you see, it's four not three major Build Engine Games. Blood is a fine game and was the most atmospheric. Lo Wang made me laugh with all his tasteless jokes. Never could understand why so many got their kimono's wedged up their arse about that game

    I guess it depends on how you define "major." I agree with him, though: there are 3 major ones. DN3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood all started internally.

    Per the opening on Wikipedia: "It is usually considered that the "Big Four" Build engine games are Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, Blood, and Redneck Rampage, although the latter is sometimes dropped leaving it as simply being the "Big Three".[2]"

    I can go either way, but RR always felt kind of like a bastard stepson. Wait, no, I guess Blood is the Jon Snow, with dubious lineage, and RR is the Frey that married into the family, haha.

    Also, Blood 2 was terrible.
     
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