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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 12, 2018, 14:13 Beamer
 
Scheherazade wrote on Apr 12, 2018, 13:09:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 12, 2018, 12:25:
Cutter wrote on Apr 12, 2018, 11:18:
Importantly, victims of revenge porn are caused somewhat irreparable injury, which cannot be compensated for, even with millions.

Give me a fucking break. You choose to do something that may come back and bite in you in the ass one day then don't be surprised when your ass starts to sting. I agree revenge porn is a dick thing to do, but stop getting naked on fucking camera if you're worried about it getting out there. And these kind of judgements are way out of line. I still don't even agree with the legality of it. If you gift someone something you don't tell them how they can use it or ask for it back later on. Otherwise don't fucking give it to them/do it for them. It's a problem entirely of their own making, and the law should reflect that.

Nice victim blaming. "Date raping is a dick thing to do, but women shouldn't go on dates if they are worried about it happening."

In one the "victim" participated consequentially, and transferred high-risk property to another. That's a calculated risk, but it is still a risk.

In the other, the victim participated non-consequentially.

-scheherazade

Ugh. Really? They did not consent to it being shared.

Your analogy is flawed. It's more like a woman agreeing to have oral and being forced for sex. Or agreeing to sex but the man violates her anally without her consenting to that. She consented to one thing, he did another, and therefore it's still rape.

I just don't get why you guys want women to stop being comfortable letting you take naked photos of them. Because that's what your prudeness would bring about. Prudeness, or desperation to defend every man, no matter how shitty he is.

Notice that Cutter always, always sides with the man, with the rate exception of when the man is involved in something unrelated that Cutter feels slighted by. It always comes back to anything that Cutter may do is worth defending, but anything that may be done against him is the end of the world. Anything totally not involving him is something only snowflakes care about.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 12, 2018, 11:22 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 12, 2018, 11:18:
Importantly, victims of revenge porn are caused somewhat irreparable injury, which cannot be compensated for, even with millions.

Give me a fucking break. You choose to do something that may come back and bite in you in the ass one day then don't be surprised when your ass starts to sting. I agree revenge porn is a dick thing to do, but stop getting naked on fucking camera if you're worried about it getting out there. And these kind of judgements are way out of line. I still don't even agree with the legality of it. If you gift someone something you don't tell them how they can use it or ask for it back later on. Otherwise don't fucking give it to them/do it for them. It's a problem entirely of their own making, and the law should reflect that.


Man, this is so ridiculously Cutter. It's the fault of women having fun with men, not men being assholes.

Naked photos are healthy and fun. Stop trying to discourage them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
12. Re: Evening Previews Apr 12, 2018, 10:16 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 19:59:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 18:07:
Anecdotally, can you think of anything that overcame this kind of bad buzz?
Maybe NMS, but that had sold a huge amount prior to the buzz being this bad

Diablo III, and the PS3?

Both sold millions at launch.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Apr 12, 2018, 10:15 Beamer
 
[quote="Agent.X7"Apr 11, 2018, 19:27"23400uack quack quack.

When I was a kid, women called people who played video games dorks, geeks, losers, etc. Sorry, it's a male dominated industry because society only recently decided that playing video games is mainstream and not only for losers and geeks. Blame your own gender for excluding themselves for so long.
Did all girls do that? Didn't some men do that? Didn't adults do that?
Don't some people still do that?
Are we holding actions of women in the 1980s against women in 2018?

Isn't it really a question of moderation and just how into something you are?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
17. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 12, 2018, 10:14 Beamer
 
Did we get a recent influx of religious loons, or did KXMode create a few fake accounts to take some heat off of him by making his religious views look positively rational and sane relative to these guys?  
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News Comments > Evening Previews
10. Re: Evening Previews Apr 11, 2018, 18:07 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 17:53:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:25:
Like I said yesterday, releasing something this unfinished, no matter how many asterisks you give its unfinished state, dooms it. And I had no clue it was as unfinished as those screenshots indicate.

They may be desperate for revenue, but offering in game payment for what this currently is is an insult people won't forget. Combine payment with it being a high profile dev and you have high expectations.

It's DOA because they were impatient. Maybe they had to be. But they guaranteed this will go nowhere, always have bad buzz, and sullied their own reputation by doing this so early.

They may have released too early, but you're definitely jumping the gun predicting DOA.

Anecdotally, can you think of anything that overcame this kind of bad buzz?
Maybe NMS, but that had sold a huge amount prior to the buzz being this bad

I mean, right now, you can't find anything positive about this game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 11, 2018, 17:48 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 16:59:
Competition in the GPU sector is a good thing, but we've been down this road before with Intel.

I remember being excited about Larrabee.
This is why I don't bother getting excited for, or usually even paying attention to, things not yet on shelves.
 
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News Comments > Radical Heights Launched
17. Re: Radical Heights Launched Apr 11, 2018, 14:25 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 15:58:
Cutter wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 15:17:
And everyone involved on this thought 'Yeah, this is gonna' be fucking radical, bro!'? Wow. Just wow.

However, never underestimate the negativity and cynicism among gamers. A game like this, even if it were good, would likely suffer the same response. The wounds are still fresh from LB. It's the game equivalent of a parent beating their child (shut down LB) and then two days later throwing a party (Rad Heights announcement and launch). Parent, "Oh, I didn't hit you hard! Hey, have some cake! It's rad."

It's not just negativity and cynicism, it's personal grudges, fragility, and entitlement.

You see it in anything with fandom, but video games just happens to have a higher percentage of fandom. Movies can be another area, to a lesser degree, but I honestly saw someone the other day say they refused to ever see a movie with The Rock because of how bad Scorpion King was. That movie was almost 20 years ago, when he was a nobody in Hollywood and was happy to get a speaking role - WWF wrestlers usually got put into garbage at best and he was taking what he could. How insane to ignore things created just for people like you, that tons of people like you love, for something almost 20 years ago.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Apr 11, 2018, 14:22 Beamer
 
People do realize diversity is a thing, right? There is a lot of diversity, as people will often point out, and we want a lot of diversity. You don't want a general interest video game review site to have solely Modern Warfare fans writing their reviews, otherwise every non-military-FPS will get low marks. You want diversity of interests.

Some here seem to imply women have different interests. But we know they make up ~50% of video gamers. So wouldn't it make sense to have their point of view represented? Why is pointing that out so offensive to people? Because we have penises, not vaginas, so we fear it means someone like us may not get hired?

Great, maybe someone like us shouldn't. If all else is equal (and it generally can be), you want a voice not like the voices you already have. If your video game review site is full of people obsessed with flight sims, it probably makes sense to hire a new reviewer obsessed with something not well covered.

Speaking of, this is why I always liked CGR's reviews. 3 reviewers meant less depth to the reviews, but three points of view. For games not universally awful or terrible, you'd get one guy who loved it and one guy who hated it, and be able to read why and figure out which were more like you.
 
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News Comments > Steam Spy Ending Due to Steam Privacy Changes
19. Re: Steam Spy Ending Due to Steam Privacy Changes Apr 11, 2018, 14:19 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:40:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 11:50:
Funny how some blame evil AAA publishers for this, others blame whiny "SJW" indie devs for this.

Everyone has a boogeyman. My guess is this is just about privacy and what's going on with other social networks, which Steam is as well as a store. EU regulations mandated this.

Funny that Valve was able to whip this up in the two weeks since the Collateral Analytics story broke, but 14 years later, no Half Life 3.

Like others are mentioning, it's probably been in the works for a long while, due to the EU.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
8. Re: Evening Previews Apr 11, 2018, 12:25 Beamer
 
Like I said yesterday, releasing something this unfinished, no matter how many asterisks you give its unfinished state, dooms it. And I had no clue it was as unfinished as those screenshots indicate.

They may be desperate for revenue, but offering in game payment for what this currently is is an insult people won't forget. Combine payment with it being a high profile dev and you have high expectations.

It's DOA because they were impatient. Maybe they had to be. But they guaranteed this will go nowhere, always have bad buzz, and sullied their own reputation by doing this so early.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Apr 11, 2018, 12:15 Beamer
 
Why do you think this has anything to do with writers that don't play video games?

And Cutter: articulate, insightful, and empathetic as always. Amazon angers him so he'll make a thousand posts about it needing to change without being able to give specifics, but mention women and we're lucky to not get an immediately removed post.
 
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News Comments > Steam Spy Ending Due to Steam Privacy Changes
4. Re: Steam Spy Ending Due to Steam Privacy Changes Apr 11, 2018, 11:50 Beamer
 
Funny how some blame evil AAA publishers for this, others blame whiny "SJW" indie devs for this.

Everyone has a boogeyman. My guess is this is just about privacy and what's going on with other social networks, which Steam is as well as a store. EU regulations mandated this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
29. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 11, 2018, 08:50 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 08:28:
More to think about:
https://consortiumnews.com/2018/04/10/taking-the-world-to-the-brink/

Is your theory that the mainstream media is deliberately stoking war on its own, that it's partnering with the government that keeps calling it fake and trying to delegitimize it (leaking that they covered the stories the government asked would certainly do lot in that regard), or unwitting pawns of the government?
 
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News Comments > Radical Heights Launched
9. Re: Game Reviews Apr 10, 2018, 16:55 Beamer
 
peteham wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 16:38:
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 15:45:
If you think you can make something, do more work towards making it before showing it off. Blah blah, only one chance to make a first impression. How many games pick up steam later on in life, especially after a mediocre-or-worse launch? Fortnite, by completely changing what the game was (to the point that the title no longer makes sense), and... uh...?
With Lawbreakers failing the way it did, I'd guess this move is forced by their financial situation. Either release now and hope for some income or investor interest, or run out of cash for payroll in a few months anyway, having released nothing. I really can't see this doing well in any state though. At a superficial level, it's too similar to the pre-existing juggernaut of Fortnite. Much like the next big MOBA-situation of yesteryear.

I agree that it's likely driven by financial need. But desperation doesn't make it smart. You're dooming something to fail, and in the process throwing good money after bad. You're desperate for a revenue stream so selling something to consumers you know has a 90%+ chance of being worthless in the very near future.
 
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News Comments > Radical Heights Launched
4. Re: Radical Heights Launched Apr 10, 2018, 15:45 Beamer
 
I kind of like the money idea.

But the art is still hideous. And pushing this out the door in 5 months is a disaster. From what I'm reading, it's all over Twitch, but the feedback is terrible. Which it should be, Bosskey is very openly stating this is early, early, early access, and a lot of work needs to be done. But gamers are impatient, especially if anything is high profile with hype. Being from Cliff, this is high profile and hype. Everyone will check it out now, see it's in a terrible state, and move on quickly, writing it off entirely.

If you think you can make something, do more work towards making it before showing it off. Blah blah, only one chance to make a first impression. How many games pick up steam later on in life, especially after a mediocre-or-worse launch? Fortnite, by completely changing what the game was (to the point that the title no longer makes sense), and... uh...?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 14:27 Beamer
 
Bard wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 14:05:
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 11:21:
WaltC wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 11:10:
CNN calling out Facebook for hosting a fake page is pot calling kettle black...;) Unlike CNN's deliberate, calculated fake news, FB simply hosted the page. It is true, however, that FB made no effort to verify the page as legit, even though it was a FB page seeking donations. Not surprising as FB never questions much of anything tied to "liberal" political causes, fake or otherwise.

Everyone, it's ok. WaltC made is obligatory single political post in a topic, spewing out talking points he will never, ever source. He won't cite a single thing to prove his claim, which in this case should be easy, as if CNN has so much "fake news" it would only take him a moment to post a few examples.

And he won't be back. He fires and forgets. Sometimes, I'm under the impression his doctors only allow him a few moments of internet time per day before putting him back in the padded room, so there's no way he can reply.

In fairness, he's not the only one to make super conservative claims then never come back when asked to cite them, he's just the most consistent.

heh - i guess some people are so un/misinformed the obvious requires proof that people should be able to find for themselves.

So you can't, then, either, eh?
Fun. If it's so obvious, there should be overwhelming proof on their website.

I mean, I'm sure I can find some. It usually isn't hard to find them completely misunderstanding something in a remote village of China, but when that happens, the entire western world gets it wrong, so it's never network specific. There are likely other things misreported at first, but I can guarantee all of those were corrected.

So, c'mon, Bard, post me 3 articles up on CNN.com that are false.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat. Apr 10, 2018, 14:02 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 13:52:
Somewhat interesting. I've always considered the way Google handled email addresses with periods as odd. They probably should stop doing it, I doubt they will.

That's a ridiculous, and smart, way of using gmail for your own purposes. However, it takes a whole lot to work. As the article mentions, the hacker needs to find the right email, create the account, put in credit card information, cancel the information or use fake information, then hope the person falls for it. They need to log back in to see if the person did and updated everything. The hacker needs to manually go back in to check. He needs to hope the mark doesn't notice. They payoff is solely a Netflix account, in the home region of the original mark.

There's a lot of manual work in this hack that other methods don't have, yet can be equally effective.

For that risk, I find the way Gmail handles periods to be far worth it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 13:47 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 13:29:
I find almost all news agencies have their own "agenda" when it comes to reporting the news. This is what's spawned the term "Fake news".

No, that's what Trump latched on to for "fake news."

Prior to that, "fake news" was exactly what it sounds like. Not news with a slant, or blowing something out of proportion to make it news, but actual fake news. The type of stuff Russia was putting on Facebook early on during the primaries. Things like "Hillary's doctor speaks, says she has degenerative brain disease."

People were arguing about it early on, that so much shared on Facebook was outright fake. Hell, one site, I feel like The Verge but possibly John Oliver, tracked down a town in Bulgaria or some such that was just pumping out articles like this nonstop. For both sides, but far more for the right, because it created more clicks. Stories and headlines that didn't have any basis in reality, but were real enough for the gullible to click. They often cited other stories by similarly fake sites to make themselves look more real. Hell, the whole Planned Parenthood selling fetus parts was fake news with no true basis in reality, created here in the US by fake news virtuoso James O'Keefe.

Once it went from primaries to election, Trump warped it to mean news he didn't like. Stuff that does have a basis in reality, but is being slanted or overemphasized or just something he doesn't feel is important.
 
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