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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
17. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 18, 2017, 13:53 Beamer
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 13:07:
It's cute how Democrats think Democrat politicians aren't as big a bunch of corporate whores as Republicans. If you look at the Forbes 400, the list is thick with leftists. Globalist cheap labor open-borders mania (drive down those American wages, baby!) is priority #1 for the Oligarch class and the Democrat Party, while the only resistance is found on the right.

A lot of it is owed to leftists holding most of the commanding heights of the culture. It's easy to pretend that Big Media and Entertainment biz isn't a bunch of corporate scumbags, when they have so much influence over the Narrative. It's not like Academia (leftist) is going to remind anyone.

Edit: how'd I forget lawyers. Everybody loves lawyers, right? Heavily leftist profession.

You're rapidly becoming our own Alex Jones.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 18, 2017, 12:23 Beamer
 
I mean, the headline sounds fine. Some here just like to be angry at whatever "media" they dislike all the time, usually due to their own misunderstandings or deliberate misinterpretations.  
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News Comments > Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Launch Trailer
8. Re: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Launch Trailer Apr 18, 2017, 06:32 Beamer
 
kookaveetsa wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 22:32:
Looks like crap, they could've as least made them look like the actors that portrayed the characters in the movie, but they chose not to or are just not talented enough to do so.

I love that you go to talent, when making someone digitally is fairly simple.

But anyone that's been video gaming for any period of time should be familiar with licensed products with familiar characters but not faces. Why? $$$. Here, marvel is paid but not Chris Pratt for his likeness.

Your post was snotty as hell, which makes it entertaining, because it reaks of industry ignorance.
 
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News Comments > More Star Wars Battlefront II Details
33. Re: More Star Wars Battlefront II Details Apr 17, 2017, 17:05 Beamer
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 15:50:
We should be adaptable and not concern ourselves with the gender of the lead. Our only care should be that the story is good and told well. So say we all?

Sure...as long as they're female, and with none of that pesky grinding to level stuff.

So sayeth The Man.

8 star wars movies, 2 female leads. oh no, girls are ruining star wars.

2 Star Wars movies in 3 years, 2 female leads.

Please dear god content creators, shove the diversity LGBTQWERTYWGAF rod so far up their asses that they start to puke rainbows. Had enough of these racist sexist fuckers acting like they own the place.

Well, either they got your message, or, more likely, you got theirs.


You have strong opinions that are gloriously awful and weirdly angry yet congenial. But mostly awful.
 
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News Comments > etc.
46. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 14, 2017, 17:56 Beamer
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 17:05:
Software piracy is rife in Asia, Latin America, etc. Does that mean that those places are less moral?

Bob and Joe are Bangladeshis without pots to piss in, and both have good potential to be CG artists. Bob pirates Max, learns the software, gets a CG job, eventually starts his own studio, and buys 10 seats of Max. Joe decides to take the moral high road, and goes into the family business.

Which guy was of most benefit to Autodesk? Which guy's decision actually "caused" Autodesk hypothetical "lost revenue" (hint: it's Joe)?

Do you live in Asia or Latin America?

Also, I like that you're creating a very specific situation, one that's very rare relative to people like you, who are just cheap gamers.
 
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41. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 14, 2017, 15:50 Beamer
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 12:48:
On second thought, that was a bit harsh and narrow-minded; it could have been poor reading comprehension (brought on by stupidity, inattention, etc.); lying isn't the only explanation, just the most plausible.

P.S., there's an awful lot of dishonesty in this thread, in the form of adding straw man arguments. E.g., I say "downloaded," someone comes back with "you used torrent client, so uploading is mandatory, bla bla bla." One, that's bullshit, as anyone who's used a torrent client knows, you can download without uploading. Two, that's bullshit, because it's not the question I asked. The question I asked was theoretical, so to dodge, you go straw man.

Straw men, ad hominem arguments, these are the signs that your position is weak.

I mean, you keep defending you taking the benefit of someone else's hard work without compensating them, by all means keep making yourself out as a victim due in this thread.
 
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37. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 14, 2017, 10:24 Beamer
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 08:10:
P.P.S., Beamer reminded me of something. What about when you pirate a game, then never even install it? Is that a loss for the studio, too? Is that something anyone this side of a publisher's shyster would like to see someone locked up or fined for?

I adore that you're throwing out terms like "shyster" in your attempt to feel like you're the moral one in this situation.

These days, you're probably using torrents, which means that when you download, you're helping others upload. And you're helping continue to normalize piracy, so that people out there are happy saying "it's the publisher's fault we're not paying someone for their labor."

Which is what you're doing - not paying someone for 2+ years of their life. Don't ever, ever think about it in any terms other than that.

And yeah, some devs are ok with piracy. Typically, almost exclusively, this is small devs who don't have a marketing budget so they figure this helps word of mouth. But for AAA devs, who have multimillion dollar marketing budgets to create that, it's literally not paying them for two years of their life.

But hey, keep calling people shysters.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 13, 2017, 22:19 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 13, 2017, 22:16:
I'm not sure Charlize Theron really has the physical presence to be doing that much martial arts work, but what are you going to do, Hollywood rarely hires unknowns.

Did you see Fury Road?
 
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35. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 13, 2017, 13:43 Beamer
 
Having worked for a developer, I can say that people definitely discussed piracy in deflating terms, in that it deflated them to see how many people pirated their work.

I've also met a ton of pirates that say they'll buy a game if they like it, but nearly all will conveniently forget to buy some, claim they didn't like a game after finishing it (or putting over 100 hours into it), or pirate a game when it's $60 then buy it 2 years later for $5 in a Steam sale.

All of which is morally and ethically shitty. Objectively so.
 
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30. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 13, 2017, 11:46 Beamer
 
I'm ok with people who justify piracy as "I know it's bad, but I still do it."

It's the ones that think they have some moral high ground for taking joy from someone else's labor without compensating that bother me.
 
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27. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 13, 2017, 10:55 Beamer
 
Pirates love jumping through hoops to justify themselves and deny the damage they do.

Their legal understanding and twisting strikes me as similar to sovereign citizens.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2017, 19:31 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 16:46:
Blue wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 11:17:
He's 12-1/2 years old now

Bloody hell, what?!

I've never really thought about it but I imagined him being a young dog. I'm not sure why that surprises me so much but it seems like you were talking about him as a pup just a few years ago. They grow up so fast

Yeah, that was my thought: wow, I am (we are) old.
 
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News Comments > PC Bayonetta Released
11. Re: PC Bayonetta Released Apr 12, 2017, 11:01 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 23:08:
"Hey kids! PC Gaming is dead!"

I believe PC, as a gaming platform, is the oldest continuous.

Can we really call it continuous? Or is it many different platforms that have rolled together?

I mean, can we play old DOS games in Windows 10? Yeah, using an emulator like DOSbox, much like we can play old Gameboy games using an emulator, but I wouldn't call that a continuous platform between modern Windows and a Gameboy.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Free Week
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2017, 18:18 Beamer
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 10:32:
Zanderat1 wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 10:29:
Would rather have TES VI.

I'd rather have an STI


"I'd rather contract herpes than a game I have no interest in playing do a free weekend that I'm welcome to ignore."
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Announced
2. Re: Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Announced Apr 10, 2017, 23:32 Beamer
 
I never did Alien Swarm, but did some of the Alien Shooters, which looked better. It was really hard to tell what the hell was going on in that video.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2017, 12:43 Beamer
 
I also just don't get arguing over what genre what is. It was a blast when I was in HS and college. I could rant for hours about why Metallica was Hard Rock and not Metal after And Justice For All (stand by them sucking immediately upon releasing that album.) Later, I could argue for hours about why more esoteric bands weren't really metal or weren't really hardcore, and could spend forever debating what genre a band like Converge fell into.

Now? Who cares?!

The Hall of Fame has Motown artists in it, it has Disco artists in it, and it has Arethra Franklin in it. Someone here was bashing pop, but the Hall of Fame has pop stars like Ricky Nelson, Tina Turner and The Jackson Five.

It's so much old man rigidity here. "Anything that I don't like is awful and deserves no respect!" I find 99.9% of the Hall of Fame utterly unlistenable. The Bee Gees? Aerosmith? Abba? Randy Newman? Rush? Green Day? ELO? Terrible. I'm not crying about it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2017, 10:53 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 08:41:
Then what's the point of calling it Rock'n'Roll if it's no different frpm any other genre?Shit, may as well induct people from every other genre into it. Rock'n'roll is definitely a type of music, not just a spirit. There's all manner of rebellious music out there that isn't rock and it's most definitely not the same thing. There's are myriad reasons people like to define and categorize things. So let's just keep the rock genre seperate for the building that is, ostensibly at any rate, meant to celebrate that specific genre of music.


Unsurprisingly, it appears Cutter has never looked at who is actually in the R&R Hall of Fame.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2017, 19:34 Beamer
 
I just came within inches of pointing out how often Cutter yells at kids to get off his lawn (in the other OOTB, where he's complaining about rap in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as old white men tend to do), and here he is, actually being self aware.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2017, 19:33 Beamer
 
No surprise we have some old white men yelling at clouds here.

The RRHoF may be pointless, but it's been pretty clear in why it allows rap to be part of it. Quoting Ice Cube:

Rock & roll is not an instrument; rock & roll is not even a style of music. Rock & roll is a spirit. … It's been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock & roll, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop. And what connects us all is that spirit. …Rock & roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and in life.

You'd have to be tone deaf (ha!) to not realize the influence rap has had on rock, and vice versa. Given who tends to complain about this, though, I doubt they've heard any rock or rap post 1991.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released
15. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released Apr 9, 2017, 12:32 Beamer
 
Hump wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 12:04:
Beamer wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 02:32:
Hump wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 17:52:
If Epic had left PCF alone to do the game they wanted it wouldve been amazing. Instead they forced CliffyB. into the role of producer and we got Bulletstorm. Essentially Gears of War with a snarky, unfunny dialogue script.

Im so glad that little pile of Ego has left Epic. He's not nearly as talented as both he and his fans think....

I mean, you know that you can easily find the credits on Mobygames or YouTube, right? CliffyB was not the producer. CliffyB was not involved.


ERM, we're both wrong. CliffyB. is listed as the "designer". It still puts his paw prints on the responsibility of the quality of the game.

No, he's not. He's listed as the Design Director of Epic Games. It's way after the full credits of People Can Fly. Which he was - he was the Design Director of Epic. But he didn't have much to do with Bulletstorm, which was done by PCF. He may have had some feedback, but it isn't a game he worked directly on, because he was part of the parent company, not PCF. That's why he's so far down the credits. There are over a hundred names before his.
 
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