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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2016, 07:52 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 05:38:
Julio wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 04:40:
Google can take you to proof, keep drinking that kool-aid with your SJW crew.

What does social justice have to do with a crackpot conspiracy theory about a lunar landing? Your weird attempt to slander him has backfired and instead labeled you as a complete tool who can't even support his own opinion with a single fact.

Are you perhaps afraid that people will easily refute whatever you regurgitate from Google because you couldn't exercise any critical thinking about it? You talk about indoctrination but you're the one trusting anything you read on Google from dubious fucking sources.

Google actually takes you to significantly more numerous (and more reputable) sources about why the landing wasn't faked.
 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
13. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 11:22 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 11:04:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 10:56:
So what's the difference between Steam and this?

I mean, I get the annoyance at it being built into the OS, but then people discuss SteamOS, which seems the same, no?

No, here Microsoft wants to force everyone to go through their app store to buy games. This is the first step. They also want to make the PC a closed platform like a console. In their world, you can say bye to mods and configuration. Steam os is very open.

SteamOS doesn't require you to buy games through Steam? I've never used it, but that sounds a bit odd.

In any case, sideloading is possible with Windows Store, or whatever the hell they call it. It sounds about as open as Steam. Which is to say, not very.

 
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
7. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 10:56 Beamer
 
So what's the difference between Steam and this?

I mean, I get the annoyance at it being built into the OS, but then people discuss SteamOS, which seems the same, no?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
34. Re: Into the Black Mar 4, 2016, 10:27 Beamer
 
rudra wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 10:08:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 08:50:
rudra wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 07:59:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 01:51:
rudra wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 20:41:
theres some other movie they are redoing as a "GIRLPOWER!!" redux thing .. cant remember atm but its all bullshit if you ask me

Mad Max.

is this really what the women want? the sloppy seconds? pretty fuckin retarded

Mad Max.

no no - its some other 80s movie that had a male lead and they are redoing it with a female lead...

i'll try to look it up later..

ok I just discovered they are doing it with "Lethal Weapon" but that wasnt the one i was thinking of... jesus christ this is like some new trend? wow... also apparently they are doing it with "Blade" as well

still cant find it, it was a really famous 80s movie like Rocky or some shit

The Karate Kid, and if that's something you're going to complain about...

You're also misinformed about Lethal Weapon, but don't let it stop you from being angry that they've cast a female in it but not as a lead.

im not angry but dont let that stop you from being stupid

Good one!

Anyway, so no one else is misinformed, they're making a Lethal Weapon TV series, and cast a woman (oh no!) as the department shrink... exactly as a woman played in the film series! Murtaugh has already been cast, played by a man, and Riggs is as of yet uncast, but will be played by a man.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
31. Re: Into the Black Mar 4, 2016, 08:50 Beamer
 
rudra wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 07:59:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 01:51:
rudra wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 20:41:
theres some other movie they are redoing as a "GIRLPOWER!!" redux thing .. cant remember atm but its all bullshit if you ask me

Mad Max.

is this really what the women want? the sloppy seconds? pretty fuckin retarded

Mad Max.

no no - its some other 80s movie that had a male lead and they are redoing it with a female lead...

i'll try to look it up later..

ok I just discovered they are doing it with "Lethal Weapon" but that wasnt the one i was thinking of... jesus christ this is like some new trend? wow... also apparently they are doing it with "Blade" as well

still cant find it, it was a really famous 80s movie like Rocky or some shit

The Karate Kid, and if that's something you're going to complain about...

You're also misinformed about Lethal Weapon, but don't let it stop you from being angry that they've cast a female in it but not as a lead.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Mar 3, 2016, 15:27 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 13:05:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 12:19:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 12:08:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 11:55:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 11:34:
I knew from the very first footage from it that its scenery had something very familiar, even though I played FC4 only for like 3 hours before I quit it.
Really getting ridiculous.
Wait for it now, they are going to blame pirates or the theme.

Blood Dragon reused the FC3 map, I don't see anyone complaining.

And before someone says "well, that was $15," this is true, but:

a) Do you pay for a game, or a map? If the only value added is a map, well...

b) The map is the same in 2D but not at all the same in 3D. They completely changed it when you're actually in it. Just the sketch is the same

I mean, multiple games have used NYC as the map. They look the same in 2D. They don't look the same in 3D.
Youre kidding, right?
Yes, its exactly the price!
Your points are moot.

Every rock and piece of foliage is in a different place. The cliffs are different. The river follows a different path. The lakes are different sizes.

Every single polygon, every texture, every object, has been rebuilt, to the point that it's very unlikely that they merely made adjustments and much more likely they either built from scratch or modified a very early version that didn't have any detail.

I had several dozen hours into FC3 and probably a dozen in BD, never once noticed map similarities, but again, it was identical.

BD was a very special game, it didnt really matter that it was on the same map. You cant compare that with this case. And it was $15. As I said already, thats exactly the point.
I said already that I already noticed similarities just from watching a bit of gameplay footage and me not having much experience in FC4. Even a lot of animations look very similar.
Its a god damn full price game! If it was $15 or even $30 I doubt anyone would complain.

I'm sure the animations are the same. And the mechanics. And these things matter way more than the 2D representation of the map.

I remember playing the Wii Zelda and noticing it was identical to the N64 Zelda, only on a new map. That sucked.

The map having superficial similarities? Hardly matters. Again, locations are different, foliage is different, every single polygon is different. Towns aren't in the same spot, missions don't send you to the same spots, weapons caches aren't in the same spots.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Mar 3, 2016, 12:19 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 12:08:
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 11:55:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 11:34:
I knew from the very first footage from it that its scenery had something very familiar, even though I played FC4 only for like 3 hours before I quit it.
Really getting ridiculous.
Wait for it now, they are going to blame pirates or the theme.

Blood Dragon reused the FC3 map, I don't see anyone complaining.

And before someone says "well, that was $15," this is true, but:

a) Do you pay for a game, or a map? If the only value added is a map, well...

b) The map is the same in 2D but not at all the same in 3D. They completely changed it when you're actually in it. Just the sketch is the same

I mean, multiple games have used NYC as the map. They look the same in 2D. They don't look the same in 3D.
Youre kidding, right?
Yes, its exactly the price!
Your points are moot.

Every rock and piece of foliage is in a different place. The cliffs are different. The river follows a different path. The lakes are different sizes.

Every single polygon, every texture, every object, has been rebuilt, to the point that it's very unlikely that they merely made adjustments and much more likely they either built from scratch or modified a very early version that didn't have any detail.

I had several dozen hours into FC3 and probably a dozen in BD, never once noticed map similarities, but again, it was identical.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Mar 3, 2016, 11:55 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 11:34:
I knew from the very first footage from it that its scenery had something very familiar, even though I played FC4 only for like 3 hours before I quit it.
Really getting ridiculous.
Wait for it now, they are going to blame pirates or the theme.

Blood Dragon reused the FC3 map, I don't see anyone complaining.

And before someone says "well, that was $15," this is true, but:

a) Do you pay for a game, or a map? If the only value added is a map, well...

b) The map is the same in 2D but not at all the same in 3D. They completely changed it when you're actually in it. Just the sketch is the same

I mean, multiple games have used NYC as the map. They look the same in 2D. They don't look the same in 3D.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Released
26. Re: Far Cry Primal Released Mar 3, 2016, 08:16 Beamer
 
Mercenar wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 08:06:
My post on the official forums about the graphical downgrade (aliens colonial marines feeling here) :

link

The fur looks identical. The only real difference I notice is the bump mapping on the nose, but that could just be the lighting.

Post more comparisons.
 
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News Comments > Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10
25. Re: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10 Mar 2, 2016, 17:47 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 15:06:
Beamer wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 14:20:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 14:04:
nin wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 10:24:
If I'm reading the fuckometer right, it's registering as zero.

Let me check again - yep, zero fucks.


Didn't mind the first one, but then they never gave us PC folk the sequels. Doesn't look like they plan to, but they still want to try to milk a re-release on PC. Fuck. That.

Wait, this doesn't include the original trilogy, just the first game, which already had a PC release?

Wow. I'd really thought it was the entire first 3 games.

Yep, they were just being lazy about this. I'm really surprised this got re-done as it is.

They paid for the games and the series, but it will take at least 3 years for a product to come out, so while the A team builds Gears of War 4, or whatever, it makes sense for a B team, or an outsourced team (most likely, I know the Xbone version was largely Splash Damage) to take something existing and port it so they can start seeing a return on investment immediately.

It just happens that whoever ported it was somewhat inept and whoever was managing the project was wholly inept.
 
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News Comments > Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10
15. Re: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10 Mar 2, 2016, 14:20 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 14:04:
nin wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 10:24:
If I'm reading the fuckometer right, it's registering as zero.

Let me check again - yep, zero fucks.


Didn't mind the first one, but then they never gave us PC folk the sequels. Doesn't look like they plan to, but they still want to try to milk a re-release on PC. Fuck. That.

Wait, this doesn't include the original trilogy, just the first game, which already had a PC release?

Wow. I'd really thought it was the entire first 3 games.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Pre-purchase Bonuses
4. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Pre-purchase Bonuses Mar 2, 2016, 10:17 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 02:54:
I think the premise has potential. Unfortunately, what I've seen and read makes it look like Far Cry in a city.

That sounds good, haha.

First Homefront was a terrible game I couldn't play more than the first quarter of, if that. This one I have more hope for, due to the dev team. One of the Timesplitters guys is the lead dev, which hopefully speaks well.
 
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News Comments > Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10
2. Re: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10 Mar 2, 2016, 10:05 Beamer
 
Dear god that name is terrible.  
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Released
20. Re: Far Cry Primal Released Mar 2, 2016, 07:03 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 00:44:
fujiJuice wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 00:28:
I am no longer buying these template based game franchises. Always the same experience, and they design the core game to be so vanilla to ease in the repackaging, that everything ends up disjointed. Side quests, npcs, and environment don't flow well with the main story line or game world, and it all just seems so very generic and bland in the end despite the top of the line tech.

I know that reusing tech for different games is nothing new, but it feels like it's become more of an assembly line than a canvas.


Absolutely. They update for the next year, and push it out the door. UBI and EA are particularly guilty of this...


It was a shorter time between this and other FC games of this type, and the main people behind the others didn't do this, so we'll probably get a FC5 next year, but it will probably be a much bigger change.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders This Morning
37. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 1, 2016, 14:16 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 00:14:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 18:18:
I'm an ole man these days, but don't feel as old as the comments I read here. Not sure if there is a better gaming site now with some fresh optimism. But overall this audience seems to be getting too old for my pov.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one feeling this way/noticing these things. I registered in 2002, and honestly, it seems like 1/4 - 1/3 of the comments these days seem to be stuck in that year for all the relevance they have to computing/gaming in 2016.

It's been that way for a while, with a lot of people endlessly complaining about modern games being terrible or dumbed down or consolized. It makes me wonder how some people stay in the hobby when they hate everything.

There are some fantastic posters here, but the negativity ultimately pushed me to be here less and be elsewhere more (much to the joy of some posters.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2016, 11:57 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 11:05:
Glad to see the Dark Tower project is finally coming together, can't wait to check it out.

I'd be shocked if it's good. To the point that, given all the advanced news, I can't say I'd even check it out.

It's nice that it's happening, but I'm just not convinced it'll happen well.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
17. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 29, 2016, 10:12 Beamer
 
Rattlehead wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 09:41:
Redmask wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 07:17:
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:58:
That's why I quit IT

You never worked in IT. You said you worked in games development. Then some BS about fine dining. Then it was something about being an engineer. I lost track of how many "careers" you've had at this point. Frankly I think you're making it all up.
I honestly think that guy is housebound. Look at how many posts he has. He comments on almost every single thing written here. There's no way he has steady work yet still finds time to have like 22k posts.

I dunno. Someone working in IT, then working as a bar manager, then launching their own business, and for much of all but the bar manager job, sitting around with a browser open seems reasonable.
 
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News Comments > WW1 Battlefield 5 in October? [Updated]
14. Re: WW1 Battlefield 5 in October? Feb 26, 2016, 13:19 Beamer
 
WWI flight sims? The best. No lock-on, fire-and-forget, and unforgiving physics that make wing sheer, or even just crashing into the ground, something you need to constantly take into account.

WWI infantry? The worst. Weapons are dull, regardless of how else you spruce it up.

Doom taught us all that you need weapons that go boom in a good FPS.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 25, 2016, 13:41 Beamer
 
A few questions:

1) How would this guy know he hacked the person sitting in front of him? There's no way to physically know what seat someone is on, and if he "hacked everyone," he'd have a few different people he'd have to narrow it down from

2) Isn't it possible, even likely, that the guy behind him could see the screen through the seats? I once watched someone build a mind-blowing rollercoaster in Minecraft on a flight, only to see after we'd landed that I'd been watching a 7 or 9 year old do it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
33. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 13:36 Beamer
 
I've only had a few issues with W10 usability:

1) Connecting to Bluetooth is annoying and clunky. W7 had it much better. I could also save a shortcut to a specific device on W7, saving quite a bit of clicking. I can't do that in W10

2) Edge is much improved over IE, but Edge doesn't let you highlight a word/phrase and right click to search in Google. You can right click to ask Cortana, which then brings up a subwindow that may have the link you want or may say it needs to be searched... in Bing. Again, more steps, but no one is forced to use Edge, so...

3) The file structure seems worse at sorting large folders. I have a poorly sorted external HDD full of pictures I took from like 2004-2014, and I'll go in from time to time. With W7, it was happy being sorted by date, how I prefer it. With W10, it wants to be alphabetical, and if I have it set to sort by date it will sort it each and every time I go to the top level directory. So if I go into a folder and then hit back it will take ~10 seconds to reorder itself by date, as I watch, every single time. W7 would just pop it back open, still sorted by date. This one may have an option somewhere to cache that I haven't explored yet
 
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