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News Comments > New CoD Title Revealed?
20. Re: New CoD Title Revealed? Apr 27, 2016, 14:07 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 12:53:
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 12:33:
Ghost wasn't my favorite but I really liked some features: support killstreaks that carry over after death, choosing killstreaks per loadout and asymmetrical maps.
I couldn't stand Ghost.
I don't know if it was something with the movement or the garbage looking graphics and how it ran on my system, but I've never felt more buyer's remorse than with that game.

Agreed. It actually had much improved single player, but was terrible for multi. Terrible.
 
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News Comments > New CoD Title Revealed?
15. Re: New CoD Title Revealed? Apr 27, 2016, 12:42 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 11:42:
theglaze wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 11:39:
Don't expect this franchise to go anywhere or slow down: there will always be tween/teenage boys full of angst and an unwillingness to do homework who are overdosing on Mountain Dew and leftover stuff crust pie from Pizza Hut.

Ah, the joys of stereotyping complete strangers with different tastes...


I mean, I have hundreds of hours in the 3 MW games, all on Xbox Live. I'm one of the resident MW apologizers here.

But he's not incorrect. A huge, huge chunk of the fanbase is basically the exaggerated hyperbole he just described. Not everyone that plays CoD is that, but definitely a large chunk.
 
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News Comments > John Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter
49. Re: Quake Apr 27, 2016, 09:05 Beamer
 
Necrophob wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 09:14:
Doombringer wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 09:03:
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 20:53:
Remember back when Quake was first announced, and it was supposed to be all about this dude with an axe in like medieval times or whatever, and you were supposed to be able to hit things with your axe and you could chop wood and lop off limbs and stuff and if you fell, you'd tumble realistically and stuff... All this crazy Romerohype that basically never saw the light of day. It was to be this crazy realistic shit, and look at what we got instead. XD Romero is full of shit.

I have to set the record straight here, because Romero gets crap he doesn't deserve, but if you did some research you'd know. Quake's development cycle went way off the rails, and it wasn't because of Romero's design doc. Yeah, he had plans for it... they weren't any more or less crazy than what they came up with for Doom. The id guys cribbed ideas left and right from Dungeons & Dragons, which they played. So an axe or hammer-wielding warrior with fantasy elements wasn't that strange a concept for Quake.

Quake's engine took too long to sort out, and they had to rush the "creative" side of it toward the end of development. Any truly interesting ideas were stripped out and what we got was more of a tech demo than an actual game... I mean really, who remembers Quake for any of its design i.e. enemies or weapons, like we remember Doom or Duke 3D?

And Daikatana... the game had some great ideas, but execution was flawed. They aimed too high with too green a team at ION Storm. It definitely could have and should have been handled better.

Yah, from Masters of Doom (really good read), they talk about the trouble during Quake's development. A lot of it was the fact that they never really had an engine to develop for until the end, and they were stuck churning out assets that ultimately had to be scrapped. However, Romero was also in the middle of his "rockstar" phase, so he takes some of the blame. It's not like it mattered in the end though, since everyone was so awed by the Quake engine they didn't care about the schizo game design.

Speaking of schizo design, it seems to be what Romero loves the best. I wish he'd nail down a style and stick with it all the way through a game, rather than coming up with these scenarios so he can design anything he wants and glue it together into a game.

While it's true that Romero was an immovable object in the design, which got him kicked out, his argument was that they shouldn't stray from his design doc and throw so much out. So the shoddy, incoherent design was against his wishes. Carmack was the one saying it didn't matter as much and they should just throw together good levels. Romero wanted something coherent.

I mean, for what it's worth, I played a good amount of Quake (though, frankly, probably much more either online with a 700+ ping, or simply against bots) and don't even remember different themed "zones." Everything felt like the same mish-mosh to me.
 
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News Comments > Paragon Beta Weekend
18. Re: Paragon Beta Weekend Apr 27, 2016, 09:01 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 18:16:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 18:02:
ItBurn wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 16:52:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 16:39:
Slick wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 15:10:

I've played all of them, and so far battleborn is the clear winner.

Has anyone played Strafe yet?

Strafe has nothing to do with these games... I did play an early version of Strafe. It was ok. Unless Strafe is some kind of Battleborn character?

Isn't Paragon just a throwback, team based FPS?

In any case, as far as throwback styles go, Strafe looks more fun.

Paragon is a multiplayer moba with modern 3rd person arcade shooting. Strafe is a somewhat old-school single player first person shooter rogue-like . They could hardly be more different and I really don't see what's "throwback" about Paragon.

I totally confused this with CliffyB's game.
 
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News Comments > Paragon Beta Weekend
13. Re: Paragon Beta Weekend Apr 26, 2016, 18:02 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 16:52:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 16:39:
Slick wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 15:10:

I've played all of them, and so far battleborn is the clear winner.

Has anyone played Strafe yet?

Strafe has nothing to do with these games... I did play an early version of Strafe. It was ok. Unless Strafe is some kind of Battleborn character?

Isn't Paragon just a throwback, team based FPS?

In any case, as far as throwback styles go, Strafe looks more fun.
 
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News Comments > Paragon Beta Weekend
10. Re: Paragon Beta Weekend Apr 26, 2016, 16:39 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 15:10:

I've played all of them, and so far battleborn is the clear winner.

Has anyone played Strafe yet?
 
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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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News Comments > etc.
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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News Comments > etc.
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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