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News Comments > Another Developer Banned for Fake Steam Reviews
9. Re: Another Developer Banned for Fake Steam Reviews May 11, 2018, 09:11 Beamer
 
Let's be honest, there's a lot of entitlement in video gaming. I'd absolutely argue more than other hobbies. Hell, even here, where we have a pretty mature and intelligent community, we still get people popping into threads to let you know they hate a developer for something he did 15 years ago and therefore he deserves to die via asphyxiation on genitals.

So yeah, Steam reviews are regularly full of people who just say "this dev sucks, this game is the worst thing ever made, so dumb, lulz!" Often from someone with like 10 minutes in the game (though I think Steam stopped allowing that.)

If you worked really hard on a game and genuinely feel it's a solid effort, I can see why you think those reviews are unfair. On the other hand, they're often totally fair and warranted, and just because a dev feels he put in his best effort doesn't mean the game is worthy of the price, or even anyone's time.

All that said... "Insel Games, lulz!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2018, 14:37 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on May 10, 2018, 13:40:
That Predator trailer was generic as hell and lacks any of Shane Black's style. Not at all encouraging.

But how cool would it have been had the kid accidentally triggered the self destruct and nuked the neighborhood?
 
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News Comments > Wal-Mart Lists Just Cause 4, Borderlands 3, Rage 2, and More
3. Re: Wal-Mart Lists Just Cause 4, Borderlands 3, Rage 2, and More May 9, 2018, 21:16 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 9, 2018, 20:33:
Sounds like they got some E3-related info from the publishers and added the products in a bit of a hurry. Oh well. No surprises in there anyway. Sequels, sequels, sequels, yawn.

Yup, buyers know early so they can put in orders. But Rage 2 is a surprise. I'd wonder if it's outsourced and not from id.

The others are basically all given, except maybe Splinter Cell.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. May 9, 2018, 19:13 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2018, 15:29:
Beamer wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 14:05:

Except pretty much ever "socjus" criticized the whole thing at least as loudly as people like you did. What do we call you, anyway? Your primary interest in the world is social justice, and you do it from behind a keyboard, so you qualify as a social justice warrior by most definitions.

Except you want to hinder it. Your main goal in life is status quo, and making sure that the current social status quo remains constant. That things remain how you like them, how you personally are comfortable, and what benefits you (even though it's generally clear you don't feel like you benefitted much, or have achieved much, and it's the fault of everyone else.)
You mean besides that the socjus voices didn't? They got articles published in various socjus magazines and were promoted by it. Your stunning ignorance in believing that I do this from just behind a keyboard is well...staggering. What would you call me? Mainstream society.

My primary interest is against people who want to create a world where you have to step so carefully from offending someone that if you piss in the wrong direction, that it's offensive.

So what does that make you? A regressive, a person who wants to move the world back to the times pre-sexual revolution. Why don't you explain to everyone why you need safe spaces, word watchers, restricted media, and censorship to make the world a better place.

People who use the term "cuck" as an insult can't be leading a sexual revolution.
Also, people too stupid to understand the difference between Elizabeth Olsen wishing she had better clothing in The Avengers and thinking anyone in a corset is bad.


Insulting a kink, and also people's gender or sexuality, isn't pro-sex.
Feeling that it would be nice if there were real women in video games instead of window dressing isn't anti-sex.

You get so much backwards, in desperate attempts to not be the villain.
 
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News Comments > EA Financials
2. Re: EA Financials May 9, 2018, 18:32 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 9, 2018, 18:28:
If The Sims is such a great PC success, why are they going full mobile with the franchise?

They did. It launched on 3/18.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. May 9, 2018, 17:52 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on May 8, 2018, 11:54:
Grossman is a deranged old loon who one can only pity for the level of delusion he operates under.

If you have HBO, watch Wyatt Cenac's new show. Just the first episode. You'll not agree with all or much of it, but his segment on how Dave Grossman teaches police officers to kill is insane.

He literally tells them that after killing someone they'll go home and give their wives the best fucking of their lives. He preaches that killing someone is not a big deal and is easy.

Keep in mind, he never killed anyone. Why does he get invited to things? Even Trump invited him to the White House. He's a lunatic that people keep listening to.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Date Revealed?
8. Re: Steam Summer Sale Date Revealed? May 9, 2018, 17:50 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 9, 2018, 16:32:
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2018, 11:16:

The only three games I'm really waiting on are Dishonored 2, Far Cry Primal, and the XCOM 2 expansion. My numbers for those are $9.99, $5.99, and $19.99. No idea why, just feels like that's where I'd want to pay. I think Dishonored 2 hit that (but I have no time to play so haven't bought), but FCP seems to never get below a ridiculous $19.99, and the XCOM 2 expansion keeps going to $29.99 (given how much I love that franchise, I really should just support it, but not sure when I'd have time to revisit the game.)

Dishonored 2 is an awesome game. Easily worth 20 bucks. So is the XCOM 2 expansion, which is also awesome.

Far Cry Primal looks like pure poop to me, but Ubisoft seems convinced its games are now worth pure gold for ten years straight. I've been waiting on Unity to go for 10 bucks. That game is what, almost five years old? I think I haven't seen it for less than 20.

Edit: Fixed busted quote tag.

Yeah, I'm sure they'll be fun, I just have such a backlog and, for some reason, it'd take a deal to vault one of those games to the top.
And, for some reason, I just end up back with FTL all the damn time.

I've ranted on Ubi being so dumb about pricing down. I get that Steam lowered the value of games very, very quickly 5+ years ago, but having a game sit at $29.99 after the sequel is out seems ridiculous. Especially when it was a dud like Primal. I want to play it, but know I'd probably not like it (as probably the biggest FC fan here), so...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 9, 2018, 17:48 Beamer
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on May 9, 2018, 17:33:
Canada is relatively free, as long as you don't argue with *ists on Twitter. Heck, just stay away from Twitter altogether.

Is this a 2nd username?

In any case, you need to stop listening to morons like Jordan Peterson. The law doesn't say it's illegal to call people by the wrong pronoun, it says employers can't intentionally call employees by the wrong one.

Hey, go to the US and call any male employee a girl and see if they succeed in court (hint: they will.)
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. May 9, 2018, 17:37 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2018, 15:32:
Beamer wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 13:08:
NamecaF wrote on Apr 14, 2018, 02:45:
Beamer and RedEye seem especially quiet on this Rolleyes

I don't live in South Korea. I live in the US. I'd like to fix my own yard before having strong opinions on yards I've never been in. It isn't like a problem being worse elsewhere means it's ok here. If your water has lead in it, you don't ignore it because the water in Flint has even more lead in it.

And not all feminists are good. That doesn't mean someone like Mashiki is right, or isn't a miserable failure looking to blame women for his insecurities and inadequacies. And, when he says Anita Sarkeesian is radical, then says people posting images of mangled penises are radical, well, you know he doesn't live in reality. He only pops up here to make posts like this, then flees when called out.

Don't worry, I live rent free in your head. But try projecting less and considering your desire for a regressive society it's pretty easy to see.

p.s. I don't flee, some of us actually work in the real world. I just reply when I'm not working. You might want to try it sometime.

You're like the third guy that endlessly quotes me, from a MONTH ago, to claim you live rent free in my head. You quoted me from a MONTH ago. Who is in whose head? And is "rent free in your head" the new right wing buzzterm? GGers/incels/alt-righters (1:1 overlap in those groups) seem to come up with new ones every few months, thinking they're clever, but almost always misuse them.

But sure, I'm regressive. You dolts try to reclaim every word.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Date Revealed?
2. Re: Steam Summer Sale Date Revealed? May 9, 2018, 11:16 Beamer
 
Alamar wrote on May 9, 2018, 11:11:
I have 30 items on the Steam Wishlist that I'm not willing to pick up at the current price, so maybe I can trim that down a bit next month... Though, given the last XX years of sales, that's no longer anywhere near a guarantee ; )


The only three games I'm really waiting on are Dishonored 2, Far Cry Primal, and the XCOM 2 expansion. My numbers for those are $9.99, $5.99, and $19.99. No idea why, just feels like that's where I'd want to pay. I think Dishonored 2 hit that (but I have no time to play so haven't bought), but FCP seems to never get below a ridiculous $19.99, and the XCOM 2 expansion keeps going to $29.99 (given how much I love that franchise, I really should just support it, but not sure when I'd have time to revisit the game.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse May 4, 2018, 15:12 Beamer
 
Edge is pretty decent. While it may not be my daily driver, I'm a fan of using multiple browsers, and it's pretty damn fast.  
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News Comments > 2018 Strong Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees
2. Re: 2018 Strong Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees May 4, 2018, 12:21 Beamer
 
Nullity wrote on May 4, 2018, 12:15:
How was Half-Life not already in there?

I think an argument can be made for each game in ahead of it. Most had a much, much wider influence. They were cultural phenomenon. HL was more a PC phenomenon than a wider-ranging cultural one.

But I can also see arguments for HL over most of those. In fact, I'd say Metroid is the weakest, probably followed by Tomb Raider and FF7. But everyone knows Lara Croft, so I get it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 3, 2018, 20:45 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2018, 19:55:
KS wrote on May 3, 2018, 16:08:
jdreyer wrote on May 3, 2018, 12:47:
So much for being a good corporate citizen.

They are being a good corporate citizen by bringing 7500 good pay jobs.

I find it bothersome that politicians bitch about businesses when times are bad, and therefore the government must take over. But when times are good and the same thing happens? Screw it. Go somewhere else and let the Seattle homeless population start decreasing again.

Yeah 7,500 jobs for people who can't afford to live in the fucking city because of them. A city runs on affordable labor. When there's no more affordable housing people leave. You can live somewhere cheap where your slave wages actually mean you can live at least half decently. Bezos is the richest man in the world. Neither he nor Amazon pay taxes, or at least anywhere close to their fair share of it given how current tax stuctures favor the wealthy. So you're opposed to Amazon having to pay their fair share like most everyone else is what you're saying. If they did that to begin with than these sorts of taxes wouldn't exist to begin with.

Buddy, that's Seattle, not Hebron. Bezos pays his white collar workers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 3, 2018, 18:18 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on May 3, 2018, 18:01:
jdreyer wrote on May 3, 2018, 12:47:
So much for being a good corporate citizen.

The city of Seattle tax collections is a never-ending black hole and the city council a bunch of lunatics. The corporations in the city are already overtaxed and they want more?

I am all for helping the homeless, but they need a plan first how this money is going to be spent. If they are not careful, they will lose all the big corporations in the city.

What are the corporate tax rates in Seattle? Can you tell me?
And are you aware there's no state income tax in Washington?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. May 3, 2018, 13:33 Beamer
 
Only 57%? That shocks me. I would have guessed using 3rd party tools is far, far, faaarrrr less common.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Re:Steeler Ryan Shazier May 3, 2018, 11:12 Beamer
 
Yeah, way to go, Steelers. You just bought a lot of love from a lot of fans by doing the right thing.  
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News Comments > PUBG Suspends Trades
5. Re: PUBG Suspends Trades May 3, 2018, 10:45 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 3, 2018, 09:59:
Does anyone remember a time when gaming was just gaming.
No stupid hats, skins, achievements or trading.

Get Off My Lawn!


I actually enjoy stupid hats, skins, and achievements. Not trading, because it seems like too much effort. Also ends up monetizing it, where that really cool hat or skin you see may have been purchased, not earned, which feels hollow and cheap (but it is really more cheap than winning it randomly?)

I don't play Fortnite, but there's definite appeal to me in how much you can unlock and customize your character. I think. I don't really know how you unlock, do you just earn credits and buy? That seems less fun. I want to earn! I actually think lootcrates are cool and fun if they're rewards and not some stupid bullshit "reward" that you need to pay $3 to utilize.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
24. Re: Devolves into my conspiracy theory is better than yours May 2, 2018, 16:25 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2018, 16:18:
Beamer wrote on May 2, 2018, 09:41:
Whoever comes up with a cure for cancer will get a Nobel Prize, and the company that does it will become instantly beloved and see their stock price make a huge jump.

"There isn't a monetary incentive" is a dumb, dumb response. This would be the biggest medical breakthrough since penicillin. The researchers names, and probably the CEO who enables it these days, would be known to history forever.

There's a vaccine now for HPV, which causes several types of cancer. I don't know if the company did it on its own, or was given a grant.

Edit: I see you mentioned that up thread.

Mansplainer!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2018, 14:02 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2018, 13:59:
Beamer wrote on May 2, 2018, 13:11:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 2, 2018, 12:38:
No worries, I understand, me too. Things are cool.

I suppose, arguably, I'm mansplaining, haha.
Mansplaining, btw, is when a man has to loudly explain something he likely knows the person he's talking to already knows, but has to show some dominance in not accepting that they do up front.

I thought mansplaining was when a dude tried to explain an issue to a woman, especially a female issue, and did it either poorly or incorrectly: "He mansplained rape to me." Kind of the equivalent to "I have black friends" to explain away a racially insensitive comment.

The poorly or incorrectly was supposed to be part of the joke.
The condescension is the key, though.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Activision's Largest PC Launch
7. Re: Destiny 2 Activision's Largest PC Launch May 2, 2018, 13:28 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 2, 2018, 13:19:
A proxy statement, according to Wikipedia, "is a statement required of a firm when soliciting shareholder votes. This statement is filed in advance of the annual meeting." In other words, the announcement isn't about the quality or the state of the game. It's about helping Activision get shareholders votes during their upcoming annual meeting (likely a pay increase for members of the board).

Given that it didn't say anything about quality or state, solely mentioned sales, I think everyone here knew that?
 
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