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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2018, 08:29 Beamer
 
Not going to lie, that trailer looks a LOT like the Emoji Movie trailer.

Going with classic video games made sense. They've stood the test of time, and a Q-Bert movie doesn't feel any more dated today than it will in 30 years. But modern e-commerce companies? Feels like the beginning of Silicon Valley.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2018, 07:10 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 6, 2018, 22:15:
The US Air Force flew a specially painted A-10 over Normandy to mark 74 years since D-Day

wonder how many loot boxes it took for them to get that awesome skin.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 6, 2018, 21:44 Beamer
 
Can we bring this up any time that guy makes a political comment? I get tired listening to ones from people that don't realize they make things up.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 6, 2018, 15:12 Beamer
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Jun 6, 2018, 15:01:
If only there was as much anger around Planned Parenthood's Black Market of Baby parts...

There was, except it was because it was actual, honest-to-god, fake news. As in, it never happened, Project Veritas lied (as per usual), and somehow, people still believe it and quote it, even in June of 2018, long after since it was disproven.

Some people will believe everything.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Reveals "Unannounced Diablo Project"
22. Re: Blizzard Reveals Jun 6, 2018, 09:53 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 6, 2018, 01:58:
I would not rule out Diablo 4. After they turned Diablo 3 basically into merely a prettier looking Diablo 2 they might as well redo Diablo 2 again plus loot boxes.

How did they do that? It's been ages since I've played either, so I don't really recall any significant differences (other than way more setpieces in 3), and never followed up with changes to 3.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
33. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 5, 2018, 20:47 Beamer
 
Yifes wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 19:51:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 13:09:
Go back to that thread. I had to explain my joke, which means it was a bad one, but it was mocking the gatekeeping I quoted, not doing actual gatekeeping. I've never played FO4 (I may get to it someday, but doubtful), but the idea that fans of Fallout 4 aren't real Fallout fans is ridiculous, and that's exactly how the original post was phrased.

Ooops, my bad then. Apologies for not paying attention.

You're not the only one, so it was my error. I should have made it more clear. Eh, it happens.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 5, 2018, 16:36 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 16:29:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 14:23:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 14:12:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 07:12:
You just read articles about them being the largest users of GitHub and you're still on about this?

My distrust of Microsoft stems from their PRISM involvement, not their GitHub involvement. Don't mix the two.

You're mixing the two! You're judging this based on their PRISM involvement. Do you not see your own post mixing the two together as if they're vanilla ice cream and orange sherbert?

Not to mention, you're judging them for being the first, when every major tech company was involved.

Are you serious? Okay, so since you cannot read below the surface of my posts, I will, unfortunately, spell out the meaning behind the words.

Mentioning Microsoft's involvement with GitHub and PRISM in my posts is mutually exclusive. Microsoft's choice to be the first to sign up for the PRISM program reveals a reckless disregard for the moral weight of their decision. The point of my previous posts is not to disparage what Microsoft did, but more about calling them out on their judgment and decision-making abilities. With an asset like GitHub, even if they mean well, history shows that Microsoft decides things that can and do have dire consequences. That is why I don't trust Microsoft.

I sincerely hope there is no ambiguity here. I've made the point explicitly clear.

So you are comingling their github involvement and their PRISM involvement.

I'm sure, of course, you'd be angry with anyone buying github, given that every tech company was involved in PRISM.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
31. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 5, 2018, 16:20 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 15:36:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 12:13:

Truth. I don't want to learn anything anymore, I mostly want to kill. I have now something like 600 hours in FTL, but barely finished the tutorial of their new game. Turn based used to be my thing, but now it's just slow.

When you get down to it, I generally game in 15-30 minute bursts. If every minute of that is learning, then I'm not gaming. Something that takes an hour to figure out what the hell is going on (looking at your, CK2), is going to feel like a waste of my time when I can instead be gaming somewhere.

It's a me problem, but I no longer have time and patience for high learning curve games. I need something I can understand well enough in 10 minutes. Maybe 500 hours to master, but can be killing well enough in 10 minutes.

It's interesting that you didn't grok Into the Breach. It's perfect for short bursts since each map takes 10m or so.

As for not wanting to learn, I'm right there with you. I'm finding myself playing older games since after a long day at work, I don't have the mental energy for more learning.

I got the gameplay fine, but have no interest in going and learning new enemies, new weapons, new mechanics, etc (again, this is a me problem.) I'm sure I will at some point. Do you know what I did instead? Well, I played FC5, but once I was done with that, I installed FTL on my work Mac and went through the process of unlocking every ship and beating the game with them. I'm one ship shy - haven't gotten Crystal B yet. And this is only on Easy. Not sure I have the patience to go and do each on Normal then Hard.

The less time I have, the more I find myself returning to what I know. I'm sure there's more Civ4 and XCOM2 in my future. Though, actually, after someone here mentioned it in the past 24 hours, I think I'll finally do Arkham Knight.
 
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News Comments > Does Vampyr Suck?
20. Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 14:52 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 14:00:
This is one of those games I think that I am immune to reviews for. Even then it seems to be averaging around 70% aggregate score, which isn't bad really. I can't wait to play it - I love the theme and concept of this game.

I only read the AVClub review, but a 70% sounds right. Some people will consider it a classic, and some people will loathe it. It seems too slow for me, and too much time spent on conversations, but I think the mechanism that your power is determined by how much you eat, but every person you eat is an NPC that has quests and a storyline, is really interesting. But it would probably be more frustrating than fun for me.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
28. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 5, 2018, 14:27 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 13:13:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 13:09:
Yifes wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 12:57:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 12:34:
Don't be the delicate flower many gamers have morphed into elsewhere on the internet where saying anything other than "that's the best game ever!" is seen as an attack on a product they love. People have different priorities and different tastes, and what one sees as "depth" others can see as points of frustration.

Didn't you just say that Fallout fans who don't like FO4 aren't video game fans? Hypocrite much?

Go back to that thread. I had to explain my joke, which means it was a bad one, but it was mocking the gatekeeping I quoted, not doing actual gatekeeping. I've never played FO4 (I may get to it someday, but doubtful), but the idea that fans of Fallout 4 aren't real Fallout fans is ridiculous, and that's exactly how the original post was phrased.

My description of Fallout 4: Fans of the best game released that year can imagine improvements to it.

It was an amazing game, but they dropped 90% of the quest/dialogue/rpg system in favor of adding 90% more survival game mechanics. I can definitely understand why fans of the previous Fallout games would be mad, but I happen to love survival games, so... I still would have preferred more RPG in it though.

The screenshots of the dialogue were baffling to me. Not that many games get it right - I definitely remember playing games like Wolf Among Us and choosing something that sounded innocuous but it turned out to be asshole/sarcastic.

I don't tend to like survival games, but loved FA1/2/3/NV (though I thought NV was weighed down by limitations that require multiple playthroughs. The last thing I want in a 100+ hour game is the need for multiple playthroughs, which is why I found Oblivion satisfying.) I may get around to FO4, but generally accept that's a game I may never play. If I find the time for a timesink game like it, there is a strong chance I'd just replay TW3.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 5, 2018, 14:23 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 14:12:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 07:12:
You just read articles about them being the largest users of GitHub and you're still on about this?

My distrust of Microsoft stems from their PRISM involvement, not their GitHub involvement. Don't mix the two.

You're mixing the two! You're judging this based on their PRISM involvement. Do you not see your own post mixing the two together as if they're vanilla ice cream and orange sherbert?

Not to mention, you're judging them for being the first, when every major tech company was involved.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
26. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 5, 2018, 13:09 Beamer
 
Yifes wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 12:57:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 12:34:
Don't be the delicate flower many gamers have morphed into elsewhere on the internet where saying anything other than "that's the best game ever!" is seen as an attack on a product they love. People have different priorities and different tastes, and what one sees as "depth" others can see as points of frustration.

Didn't you just say that Fallout fans who don't like FO4 aren't video game fans? Hypocrite much?

Go back to that thread. I had to explain my joke, which means it was a bad one, but it was mocking the gatekeeping I quoted, not doing actual gatekeeping. I've never played FO4 (I may get to it someday, but doubtful), but the idea that fans of Fallout 4 aren't real Fallout fans is ridiculous, and that's exactly how the original post was phrased.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
24. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 5, 2018, 12:34 Beamer
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 12:29:
Wow..I guess I never expected depth of gameplay or complexity to be a criticism.

Notice I said it's a me problem. That would imply it isn't a criticism. Don't be the delicate flower many gamers have morphed into elsewhere on the internet where saying anything other than "that's the best game ever!" is seen as an attack on a product they love. People have different priorities and different tastes, and what one sees as "depth" others can see as points of frustration.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
22. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 5, 2018, 12:13 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 12:10:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 11:48:
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 10:02:
Anyway, what should I buy for free Sunless Sea?

Will I hate Divinity: Original Sin? I feel like probably. Maybe Shadow Warrior II, even though I thought SW1 kind of sucked. Maybe Lego Harry Potter and try to convince the GF to play with me. Maybe West of Loathing, since I feel like I played Kingdom of Loathing a decent amount back in... 03?

Or just buy Megarace, Syndicate, and Interstate 82.

Will you hate D:OS !?!? Have you gone plum loco!? D:OS and D:OS2 are great RPGs, with great turn based combat systems. D:OS was a little rough on day one of release, but it's been remastered/patched/whatever quite a bit, and is a truly excellent RPG now.

All of those choices are great, although I'd give Shadow Warrior 2 the lowest priority, personally. I enjoyed it, but they tried to do too much with too low a budget, I think.

I don't know man. In the modern world we find ourselves in, putting the time and effort that the Divinity games require seems impossible. You really need to be patient with them in order to reap the payoff. Shadow Warrior 2 on the other hand is better in every way compared to the first game(except story) and is really easy to pick up and enjoy. It's also a totally different game compared to the first one. Get a quest, kill some monsters, get some loot, level up, rinse repeat.

The Lego games aren't my thing. It was fun for the first 3 hours, but when I realized there was nothing else to the gameplay, I was done. And Megarace, how can anyone like this game? It's essentially a cinematic where the only controls are sliding left or right. There's almost no game. There's a lot of people who enjoy it for some reason, but I can't imagine anyone nowadays remotely liking it.

Truth. I don't want to learn anything anymore, I mostly want to kill. I have now something like 600 hours in FTL, but barely finished the tutorial of their new game. Turn based used to be my thing, but now it's just slow.

When you get down to it, I generally game in 15-30 minute bursts. If every minute of that is learning, then I'm not gaming. Something that takes an hour to figure out what the hell is going on (looking at your, CK2), is going to feel like a waste of my time when I can instead be gaming somewhere.

It's a me problem, but I no longer have time and patience for high learning curve games. I need something I can understand well enough in 10 minutes. Maybe 500 hours to master, but can be killing well enough in 10 minutes.
 
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News Comments > Does Vampyr Suck?
10. Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 11:47 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 11:18:
Vampyr Review "Buy, Wait for Sale, Rent, Never Touch?"
ACG rates it a buy.

On an unrelated note, I think it was Beamer who posted a company that asks movie goers what they thought of a movie immediately after leaving the theater. I can't find it and if anyone knows, muchos thanks.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CinemaScore

Boxofficemojo usually includes the CinemaScores in their weekend reviews, as it's one of the data points they use to estimate what a movie will bring in during the length of its run.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
18. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 5, 2018, 10:02 Beamer
 
Anyway, what should I buy for free Sunless Sea?

Will I hate Divinity: Original Sin? I feel like probably. Maybe Shadow Warrior II, even though I thought SW1 kind of sucked. Maybe Lego Harry Potter and try to convince the GF to play with me. Maybe West of Loathing, since I feel like I played Kingdom of Loathing a decent amount back in... 03?

Or just buy Megarace, Syndicate, and Interstate 82.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 5, 2018, 07:12 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 4, 2018, 22:21:
Acleacius wrote on Jun 4, 2018, 19:10:
That's frighting, Github is (was? ) a great site.

Yes! Not to invoke Godwin's law, but Letting Microsoft buy Github is like letting the Nazis in 1941 buy gas from your hardware store. Microsoft going to fundamentally kill open-source development in some way. I just don't trust them. They were, after all, the first tech company to sign up for the NSA's PRISM program (people seem to forget that).

You just read articles about them being the largest users of GitHub and you're still on about this?

It's 2018. Microsoft has been embracing open source for a decade. Not embracing, but jumping headfirst and fully immersing itself in it. You're operating under ancient beliefs now. Closed source is bad business and doesn't attract employees or devs. Microsoft made a fundamental shift. That you're too far outside to see it doesn't make it true, but that people are telling you this and you're still acting like it's 1998, well, no one here ever accuses you of acting on evidence in front of you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 4, 2018, 17:12 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 4, 2018, 16:56:
Traditionally Microsoft has been anti-open source from the beginning.


Which is why people shouldn't pay attention to tradition, as its based on what was known, not what is fact.

Microsoft is the largest open-source contributor in the world. By several different studies using several different metrics. Google seems to have retaken the lead, but it's pretty much back and forth.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
11. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 4, 2018, 16:25 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 4, 2018, 16:19:
Beamer wrote on Jun 4, 2018, 16:06:
ItBurn wrote on Jun 4, 2018, 15:41:
The first XCom was more about using the technologies you liked and to customize everything.

Do you mean the 1994 X-COM or the 2012ish XCom?

I feel like both were about abandoning old tech asap. In the original, rifles and HE went out the window to plasma then heavy plasma, maybe with a detour to laser if you had time (and I sometimes had a few units with laser just to blast holes everywhere.) In the newer one, more or less the same, though I remember it less well despite playing through 2.5 times.

I don't remember ever really using old tech in any game if I could help it, and in the original, I'd bypass tech like lasers more often than not.

Could be faulty memory of mine on the 2012 Xcom. Which I loved.

I meant the first ever XCom game. It's been a while, but it definitely felt like original XCom had a real sense of customization while the new one felt more like linear unlocks.

Funny, I always felt a bit the opposite, at least in how I played. I felt as if the RPGesque progression of your squad, and the way you had to mix and match, made the new one a bit more customized in how you built your team and what the strengths were. For the original, I hardly used some weapons (like the miniguns), and quickly replaced everything, making a tech beeline to heavy plasma. In most playthroughs, you could probably count on one hand how many times I used plasma or laser. Once heavy plasma was available, why? In the original, the only question was how many blaster bombs to take out, as so much weaponry was clearly superior. In the new, you had to make decisions around how many snipers or MECs to take out.

Of course, with the stupid way you managed inventory (fixed by mods some 15 years later), inevitably there'd be a base raid where 60% of my squad had rifles instead of heavy plasma, and no clips, haha.
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale
9. Re: Xenonauts Free with GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 4, 2018, 16:06 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 4, 2018, 15:41:
The first XCom was more about using the technologies you liked and to customize everything.

Do you mean the 1994 X-COM or the 2012ish XCom?

I feel like both were about abandoning old tech asap. In the original, rifles and HE went out the window to plasma then heavy plasma, maybe with a detour to laser if you had time (and I sometimes had a few units with laser just to blast holes everywhere.) In the newer one, more or less the same, though I remember it less well despite playing through 2.5 times.

I don't remember ever really using old tech in any game if I could help it, and in the original, I'd bypass tech like lasers more often than not.

Could be faulty memory of mine on the 2012 Xcom. Which I loved.
 
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