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News Comments > Shortest Trip to Earth Announced
3. Re: Shortest Trip to Earth Announced Aug 1, 2018, 16:50 Beamer
 
I have 400+ hours in FTL. Not really feeling that this is that similar.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 31, 2018, 17:32 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 17:01:
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 15:48:
Quboid wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 15:41:
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 15:27:
Samsung: STOP WITH THE FUCKING CURVED EDGES!!! Nobody wants them. It's a main reason I've stuck with my Note 4 this long. >:/

(That and my 6500mAh battery. )

I do, they have the best screen:body size ratio. The Edge features are useless gimmicks but the larger screen isn't.

Agreed. I do use the Edge quicklaunch feature for Clock and Calendar, but could probably put those anywhere. I don't put anything else on them.

I like having as few icons on my screen, so it's usually two clicks to launch anything other than the small handful of apps I use regularly (basically Uber, Instagram, Maps, Chrome & Textra.)

Beam, do you even own a car at this point, or do you just take public and Uber when you need to get around the city?

Getting rid of my car was one of the happiest moments of my life. Stupidly, I did it the day before I was on a plane, but man, did it feel good.

I actually don't Uber much. I walk to work, so I'd say out of a 30 day month, my only way of getting around is walking 24 of them. I'll cab 2, Uber 1, and use public transportation the remaining 3. Cabs are generally more convenient than Ubers in Manhattan, and public transportation is often faster and always cheaper.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 31, 2018, 17:24 Beamer
 
I still say Twitter has its purpose. Are you a brand? There's no better way to engage with consumers and build your brand online. It's quick and it's easy. I've definitely had customer service handled much, much faster by reaching out via Twitter than anywhere else.

But if you're a human trying to build your brand, you need to think about how permanent it is and how your brand may evolve over time. Much like talking to the media, controversy is probably bad. There are people who have valid reasons to use Twitter, but they need to be smarter. For a ton, Instagram is smarter. It's visual, and it doesn't converse much, so the odds of putting up something that bothers anyone is way diminished, though I'll agree some people need to be verbal, not visual, for their careers.

Are you a regular person? There's little Twitter is good for, other than maybe information and definitely complaining to a brand when they screw up. But building yourself up? It's a shitty medium for conversation, and odds are you have nothing interesting to say in that space and no one is listening right now, anyway. Unless you know for a fact 10,000+ people are interested in what you have to say, there are a billion better and less public places to say it.

Anyway, those use cases are so narrow I just don't get why people go there. I have an account, post nothing, follow no one. It's just for when my flight gets canceled and I need Delta to rebook me immediately (seriously, I've twice gotten airlines to call me directly when their own call line had an hour+ wait.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 31, 2018, 15:48 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 15:41:
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 15:27:
Samsung: STOP WITH THE FUCKING CURVED EDGES!!! Nobody wants them. It's a main reason I've stuck with my Note 4 this long. >:/

(That and my 6500mAh battery. )

I do, they have the best screen:body size ratio. The Edge features are useless gimmicks but the larger screen isn't.

Agreed. I do use the Edge quicklaunch feature for Clock and Calendar, but could probably put those anywhere. I don't put anything else on them.

I like having as few icons on my screen, so it's usually two clicks to launch anything other than the small handful of apps I use regularly (basically Uber, Instagram, Maps, Chrome & Textra.)
 
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News Comments > Abstractism Yoinked
5. Re: Abstractism Yoinked Jul 31, 2018, 14:00 Beamer
 
Frijoles wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 12:20:
I'd like to see Valve release a Steam Premier which is basically a curated form of their store. Leave Steam up with all the shit that goes with it for people who like to live dangerously. Steam Premier could be like old Steam. Same app, just a different section of it.

So a walled garden, with a gate in the back that you can cross into if you feel like it, though few probably would?
 
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News Comments > Chasm Opens Up
4. Re: Chasm Opens Up Jul 31, 2018, 12:36 Beamer
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 12:25:
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 11:57:
If I can't cut off arms with circular saw blades I'm not playing. Pfft, "Chasm."

Anyway, Darks, people here frequently post that misleading image trying to show that FPS level design in the 1990s was superior to now. I think lots of people want a more simple game sometimes. And there's a lot of depth and cool mechanics you can add to a platformer now that you couldn't back then.

When I first saw this, that was the Chasm that came to mind. Played the hell out of it back in the day. Wonder if it's on GOG?

Nope. I doubt it aged well, and think it's kind of totally lost. None of the entities responsible are around, making it tough (but not impossible.)
 
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News Comments > Chasm Opens Up
2. Re: Chasm Opens Up Jul 31, 2018, 11:57 Beamer
 
If I can't cut off arms with circular saw blades I'm not playing. Pfft, "Chasm."

Anyway, Darks, people here frequently post that misleading image trying to show that FPS level design in the 1990s was superior to now. I think lots of people want a more simple game sometimes. And there's a lot of depth and cool mechanics you can add to a platformer now that you couldn't back then.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2018, 11:48 Beamer
 
I just put a product I know has all legitimate reviews into Fakespot and it gave it... an F.

Crazy. The product has a 2.9 rating, but gets dinged for them being "too positive." And the product has almost exclusively Vine reviews, which are impossible to fake.

Needs more validation from me, but I'd consider it a questionable tool. Also, I give plenty of 5 star reviews. I really enjoy a lot of things.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
12. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 30, 2018, 11:23 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 30, 2018, 10:37:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 29, 2018, 21:09:
recall2000 wrote on Jul 29, 2018, 16:08:
http://www.wcvb.com/article/teen-injured-in-viral-hot-water-challenge/22578627
Seriously? Today's kids are f*cking retarded. I know he didn't do it himself; his "friend" poured boiling water on him whilew he was asleep. I mean...WTF? How they must have laughed..after his week in hospital that is. The fact that parents have to get on the internet to tell people it's a bad idea as well. Humanity is doomed if this is the standard of the next generation.

Part of me really wants to believe this is Trump's Fake News in action.

There. Sunday rant over

We were also retarded, there just wasn't an internet for things to go viral on. We planted explosives in school, shot each other with BB guns, shot bottle rockets and m-80s at each other, jumped off roofs, rode our bikes off cliffs, stole alcohol from our parents, shot cars with BB guns and snowballs, and on and on. I'm lucky to have all of my limbs and to be alive and to have avoided juvy or jail.

Also, like no one died to lawn darts...

Some people are just dumb. Nothing new here...

Lawn darts were an adult mistake - someone made them and marketed them, and adults bought them. Kids trusted adults there.

I'd point out something like Chicken being a stupid thing kids did in the 50s. If Hollywood is correct, teens back then loved either seeing who would floor it closer to a cliff, or drive straight at each other! Hollywood doesn't lie!
 
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News Comments > Starsiege Tribes Anniversary Plans
12. Re: Starsiege Tribes Anniversary Plans Jul 30, 2018, 09:26 Beamer
 
Prior to this coming out, Sierra sent out free copies to people willing to host servers. It was how I got my copy, which I was super excited about (although I feel as if the previews mentioned quite a bit that never made it to the game.)

However, this officially launched a week after Half Life (pretty sure it was in my hands in August due to the willingness to host.) While I kept running a server until my loose agreement was finalized, I stopped Tribes cold turkey for Half Life. Standard and team DM was more my speed, and Half Life was a very, very easy game to be absolutely dominant in. I could be a team of 1 and still end up in the top 3, against teams of 5+. Starsiege was more about actually playing as a team, and even today, games with that appeal to me far less because I don't have a physical team to play with.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 28, 2018, 12:44 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 11:43:
I'm not really clear on what point you're trying to make about the Magnitsky Act, beaver. Is it good? Bad? Reason enough for us to not be bothered by Russia meddling in our elections?

And that's the reason I called him out. He sees something slick and shiny and puts it, without context, in a thread it either has nothing to do with or utterly discredits him if he feels it does. And thinks he's smarter for putting a video here without using his own words or making even a thesis statement.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 28, 2018, 12:41 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 10:20:
Beamer wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 10:07:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 06:36:
Cant wait till people like you see The Magnitsky Act.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njzZcdoLP6c

You strike me as the type of guy who feels Loose Change made a lot of sense.
I dared to check your comment for once. And boy did you just confirm why I blocked you.
Thank you!

No. I actually think Loose Change is utter BS. But I still watched it, because I analyzed those conspiracy theories for many years and never found they make any sense whatsoever.

You obviously didnt watch The Magnitsky Act, if you seriously compare Loose Change, the film of some inexperienced, biased young guy, who never did something like that and proved that he doesnt use facts or scientific methods at all, with an experienced, well known, mature, credible, documentary maker, who has often proved that he doesnt put ideology before objectivity, and is actually anti-Putin, then nothing can help you anymore.

There are hard facts in that documentary you can check for yourself and cant deny. And if you try, you look exactly like someone who believes Loose Change.
But we both know why I blocked you in the first place. Because you attack the messenger all the time, instead of having a proper discussion, and accuse them of your own hypocrisy.
I know, you will again try to bend it like you want, knowing I wont reply, because I wont read your utter crap, but I dont care, because talking to you is a total waste of time and you have just proven that again, as I said.
Good bye, this time for good.

No, you're just the type to get his beliefs from slickly produced video, which are the easiest way to manipulate.

Since maybe you'll read this, know you're the biggest hypocrite here, crying about bullies in one thread despite being the largest bully on this board by an enormously wide margin. You take joy on making children cry, then dare call others bullies.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 28, 2018, 10:07 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 06:36:
Cant wait till people like you see The Magnitsky Act.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njzZcdoLP6c

You strike me as the type of guy who feels Loose Change made a lot of sense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2018, 09:00 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 08:28:
Beamer wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 21:52:
Some words aren't acceptable in any context. I don't get why that's hard for some. Unless you're reading Tom Sawyer aloud, why use it? What context is it worth using?

So is it unacceptable in any context, or is it acceptable in some contexts such as reading Tom Sawyer aloud?

Outside of the small situation of direct quoting, to a crowd expecting to hear it, and it needing the actual word in the quote, it's never acceptable.

If you're on a witness stand being asked what someone said before they shot a man, you may use it. If you're paraphrasing what someone once told you someone else said, to a group explaining to you how not to seem racist, you don't say it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2018, 21:52 Beamer
 
Some words aren't acceptable in any context. I don't get why that's hard for some. Unless you're reading Tom Sawyer aloud, why use it? What context is it worth using?
 
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News Comments > EA Ending On The House? Launching Origin Access Premiere Next Week
5. Re: EA Ending On The House? Launching Origin Access Premiere Next Week Jul 27, 2018, 13:49 Beamer
 
Did Blue mention the OTH offerings here routinely and I just missed them?

One of the posts I most value here are the "here be free games" posts. Of coure, I don't even have an Origin account, but my UPlay account is loaded with free games I was clued into here that I'll probably never play! Still feels nice to have.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2018, 13:19 Beamer
 
subx wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 13:13:
Again! Oldest person curse shows no mercy.

Holy crap. I never thought of it, but you're right! I can only find one person crowned "world's oldest person" that hasn't died! This is worse than the Madden Curse!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2018, 11:55 Beamer
 
I should clarify this likely needs to be same-screen, as we have a Macbook air, a Surface Pro, and a powerful desktop that's Steamlinked to the TV.

And a lot of these are great games, but require a bit more understanding of a game, or something of a learning curve. For someone that's never held a controller, it needs to be pretty easy.

Portal 2 is amazing, but probably Gaming 201. Minecraft could be cool, and probably works on the Surface. It takes some learning, but it's a fun way to go. I still think it may be too advanced to start.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Extending No Man's Sky Refunds
56. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned Jul 27, 2018, 11:27 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 10:47:
Beamer wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 07:14:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 26, 2018, 23:15:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 26, 2018, 22:50:
What the hell, this thread has more rage than a Star Citizen thread. No Man's Sky is more of a zen mindset game, run around, zap rocks, fly around, name rocks, etc.

Woo saah, woo saah...relax, let the tension go...

I know right? RedEye, Beamer, seriously. You guys should let it go. The loathing is quite unbecoming.

Is this a self referential joke? I'm not even in this thread. I just find it funny you are so angry over a game you played 40 hours. That next to no one else here feels angry at. You pre-ordered. Most of us saw that the game was dropping features like crazy.

I've still never played it. Never will. Stopped paying attention to prerelease games that aren't direct sequels with the same engine years ago. A lesson pretty much all gamers should learn.

Why wouldn't you want to check it out now after this latest patch? Its actually been pretty good. I know I hated it when it first released, but the new Coop mode has been a lot of fun.

Its interesting how they implemented Coop. I joined my friends game late, so it made me start from scratch. At one point, you are given a raging Ice Storm, I'm sure this changes depending on the planet type but we got a blizzard since the planet type was icy.

Well its all scripted. My friend never saw the storm, only I did, so they are phase instancing how the game plays in Coop.

A lot of the game is scripted after you complete certain events or task given to you and the other players dont see those happening as you do.

No time, and probably not the type of game I'd play. If I had someone for co-op, maybe, but I don't.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2018, 11:26 Beamer
 
Out of curiosity, does anyone have a good game that they've played with non-gamers? My GF is curious, but has never really played anything. I bought one of the Harry Potter Lego games on GoG, but put in about 20 minutes on my own to give it a test and it's one of the most dull things I've ever played.

I'm leaning towards A Wolf Among Us, but it might be too gritty, and not sure how she'll like the Quicktimey stuff, even if just making a snap decision with a controller she's unfamiliar with. I'd prefer something two player with puzzles, and maybe the Harry Potter game gets better, but man, it just felt like it lacked the need for both skill and thinking.
 
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