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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
27. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 21:36 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 20:27:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 19:42:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

Choosing a favorite hobby then committing very deeply to it isn't comparable to being born a race or religion.

That said, as mentioned, part of it is that these people believe they're the one true gamers.

Like every sect ever are the true believers.

edit: And yes it's comparable. Equivalent, no.
Besides what's being compared isn't the identification, it's the particular tactic of persecution. Stereotyping.

Yes, but again, it was said by gamers about a bad segment.

I mean, you're acting as if the jackasses on Xbox Live haven't been mocked here, specifically, for over a decade.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
25. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 19:42 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

Choosing a favorite hobby then committing very deeply to it isn't comparable to being born a race or religion.

That said, as mentioned, part of it is that these people believe they're the one true gamers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 11, 2016, 16:06 Beamer
 
Echo Red Park wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 15:58:
Fuck the little watches, when are we going to get the "Predator" arm-sleeve computers?

With built-in nuke?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
21. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Apr 11, 2016, 14:39 Beamer
 
Tulwinn wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 13:55:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.
Exactly, I didnt get the impression he was referring to all gamers. The quote marks make a difference. I "really" like going to work every day.

Part of GamerGate was always a misunderstanding, deliberate or otherwise, of Leigh Alexander's poorly written screed against "gamers."

It wasn't about all people who play games, or consider themselves gamers, but a certain subset of people absolutely obsessive about how they're the only real "gamers" and everyone else is a chump. When you see the people in CoD or LoL that love using racist insults, or other things that form a toxic community, they're also convinced they're the real gamers and everyone else is lesser.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 12:55 Beamer
 
I'm guessing handmade toothpaste has no fluoride. Is Cutter a fluoride truther?  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
19. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 12:53 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 11:36:
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 04:57:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 14:23:
If you put yourself out on the Internet abuse is expected wrong though it may be.

Also? "Narcissa?" That's just asking for it.

The only reason it`s expected is because "gamers" are a bunch of misogynistic, bigoted assholes. And I don`t mean just the death-threat posse, anybody who stays silent or puts up a snarky comment - like yours in this case - unfortunately qualifies.

And, being named Narcissa is an excuse for abuse? Really? Don` t let me start on nicknames here then buddy...

This is a remarkably bad comment on so many levels. It makes false assumptions based on your own personal views. You try to make people seem like they're part of the "problem" if they don't share your view point, again bad logic. Your logic that anyone who doesn't speak up in support of a view you have is somehow equally as guilty as a vocal internet subset is frankly obnoxious.

Gamers are a subset of society like pretty much any other demographic. I hope you're going to be equally as vocal about people with feminist views who threaten others as we've seen happen both online and even on this site. Someone deleting a twitch account over abuse is regrettable but I feel no need to condemn obvious stupidity nor does it make me part of any problem. I'm not the internet police and frankly neither are you despite your attempts to play the part.

That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
24. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 14:45 Beamer
 
sauron wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 14:37:
maddog wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 13:42:
I don't really mind Windows 10. It's been okay for me so far.

But I will not be buying games in the Win10 app store. Was burnt by GFWL so no more buying into MS.

Too bad really. Was wanting to play this game.

Yes, this is exactly how I feel too. Win 10 isn't awful, but I definitely won't be buying anything in the Win 10 store.

Microsoft basically has a license to print money. Why do they always make such stupid decisions when it comes to entertainment?

I actually like it a ton, really only having two minor complaints.

But I've had it for two months and don't even know where the Windows Store is, let alone have any interest in finding it and finding things on it. I've never seen anything in W10 advertising it or pushing me to it or even linking to it. I literally wouldn't know it exists if not for everyone discussing what a failure it is (those could also be connected.)
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
23. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 14:43 Beamer
 
Jamil20 wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 11:55:
We are 100 percent committed to the PC-gaming space
- Phil Spencer, Microsoft's Xbox chief

Uh-huh.

Eh. I mean, 100% committed doesn't mean 100% perfect, especially now.

I know UWP mocking is kind of fun, but yeah, new technology sucks, news at 11. It'll get better. The ultimate idea, making it easy for Xbox devs to port to Windows, is a good one for Windows users, because it increases the likelihood of more games.

You can't expect it to be great at launch, but that doesn't make it bad or a bad idea. It may turn into that, but this is just evidence that it needs more iterations and devs need to learn how to use it.
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
80. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2016, 12:08 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 11:52:
Wraith wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 11:31:
It's possible to have female friends, but genuine female friends are women you have a mutual respect with - not women you have a secret yearning to fuck.

So men can only be friends with women if the women in question are ugly/sexually unattractive?

Ever wonder what someone like this does if they end up with a woman they feel is attractive reporting to them at a job?

Is it:

* Sexually harass them?

* Fire them in favor of a man or less attractive woman?

* Pay them 77 cents on the dollar?

Or all of the above?
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
78. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2016, 11:51 Beamer
 
Wraith wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 11:31:
Beamer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 09:23:

I always find it interesting that "real men" are the ones convinced that anyone else is only nice to people so it will "gain him pussy."
So you're nice to women and men in equal measure in equal ways are you dude?

Horseshit.


It's like you people (yes, you people) can't fathom someone doing something for reasons other than direct personal gain.
Dude, I don't suffer the illusions about self that you clearly do. Men are nice to women because they want pussy.

It's possible to have female friends, but genuine female friends are women you have a mutual respect with - not women you have a secret yearning to fuck.

Do you "neg" them? Do you mention your bedroom to them, referring to it as "where the magic happens?"

Men like sex. Women also like sex. Yet, I suppose outside of you, we all manage to work together, hang out together, befriend each other, etc., even knowing there may be a sexual attraction that may be one-sided and, regardless, will likely never be acted upon.

Some people can control their urges. Others sit around pining and crying in the shower, unable to do anything or have any experience with the person if it doesn't lead to immediate sex.

Interesting which of those two you deem "real men."
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
71. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2016, 09:23 Beamer
 
Wraith wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 09:21:
Julio wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 05:08:
By "elimination of men", I mean elimination of what men are and what real men are. The SJW focus is about trying to make men weak, powerless, feeling less than equal, not have the ability to single parent their children, and take away their manhood. Sure it will work on the weak-minded males out there including all those coming out of the woodwork on this site, but there are still plenty of us who are real men with spines.
Ain't that the truth. The weak male is the natural ally of the feminist - he has no power of his own and hopes that allying with the feminist cause will gain him
pussy. He is, of course, mistaken.

Indoctrination of the young at "educational" institutions, ownership of the media, and now they're putting their extremist beliefs into games. They'll quote bullshit like "women are paid less than men" when they aren't for the exact (and I mean exact) same job.
I think Milo Yiannopolous is right when he says the upcoming great political conflict is not going to be about left versus right, but about cultural authoritarianism (which, granted is primarily driven by the regressive left) and cultural libertarianism.

I always find it interesting that "real men" are the ones convinced that anyone else is only nice to people so it will "gain him pussy."

It's like you people (yes, you people) can't fathom someone doing something for reasons other than direct personal gain.
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
30. Re: Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints Apr 7, 2016, 15:59 Beamer
 
Desalus wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 15:06:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:41:
Desalus wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:27:
BTW, what actually is the Minsc gamergate joke?

"Really, its all about ethics in heroic adventuring." when protecting a woman, I think.

That's it? That and a transgender character has people up in arms? I guess I have to step back and remember that the gaming community has a fair amount of right wing social conservatives in it who can't stand this type of content in the games they play.

It has a small group with an extraordinarily thin skin that loves to get outraged, all the while accusing everyone around them of the same (and it may be true of those people, but doesn't make it any less funny when they rage and rage over such minor things.)
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
24. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2016, 14:35 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:33:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:29:
Was there this kind of outcry when Dragon Age introduced its gay character? Or when Mass Effect allowed same-sex relationships? I don't recall anything this big.

There was, but to a smaller extent, and mostly confined to the angrier, more alt-right corners of the Internet. But that was pre-GamerGate.

And before a certain group of gamers decided that a certain type of person was somewhat of a blanket problem.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Next Week
13. Re: Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Next Week Apr 6, 2016, 10:25 Beamer
 
EricFate wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 01:40:
Peter M. Smith wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 23:46:
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 22:33:
What are you talking about? Skyrim and Fallout 3 both had 'horse armor' DLCs along with the bigger ones.

Which Fallout 3 DLC would you consider to be "horse armor"?

'Horse Armor' would have been preferred to the pile of crap that was 'Mothership Zeta'.

Which was still a mission, right?

I bought some Fallout 3 DLC, but Operation: Anchorage (or whatever) was a miserable combat mission that felt like it belonged in an FPS, not a game with Fallouts mechanics. Awful. Didn't fit the feel of the game, wasn't fun, was the last piece I bought.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: Butt Pose Apr 6, 2016, 10:23 Beamer
 
Pigeon wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 09:46:
Lol, now they're just trolling. I love the link showing the inspiration is an actual old school pin-up.

The prior pose was "look at my butt." It captured none of the personality that particular character had.

This pose is more, well, cheeky. And fitting.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
62. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 6, 2016, 10:23 Beamer
 
Sorry, that Medium article is terrible and is clearly someone looking for a fight. Or else has never played an RPG in their life. The complaint they most put forward about the character is that it's an awkward dialogue.

Have you ever in your life had such an awkward conversation?

No. But I've never had any of the conversations in any RPG. Within 3 clicks of meeting any NPC in any RPG you know their life story and are being asked to complete a quest for them.

Have I ever had such an awkward conversation? No. But that's what video games require - you to find out someone's motivation immediately.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
56. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 23:29 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 23:05:
Blackhawk wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 16:03:
Are people so desperate for real issues to get upset about that one NPC shopkeeper becomes a 'controversy?'

You mean when someone decides to add garbage to beloved characters, and change characters because of their ideology it's not a problem? If they're that desperate for this stuff, let them write their own garbage. Don't use existing characters for your own soapbox, don't shoehorn stuff in either. But that's all just icing on the cake compared to how bad the game is in terms of bugs, broken MP, shit UI, did I mention bugs? First game I've ever gotten a refund on. That's how shitty it is.

Yes, we've read your posts here enough to know you hated the game for including as trans character. But changed a beloved character? Which?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 5, 2016, 16:14 Beamer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 11:53:
The SLI article doesn't really go after the real issue much, it spends more time describing what a SLI is than what the issue is. Developers just don't care about it because all of their games are made to run on consoles, which are super weaksauce this generation. So two video cards usually aren't necessary.

What would help, immensely, is if the next console generation used two cheaper, cooler-running GPUs instead of one. Games would come with SLI support baked in for PC, and the consoles would have more muscle at a reasonable price.

In the old days, having the best graphics meant something, as there were noticeable differences between even UT and Q3. Having the best graphics made a difference.

Today? Meh. Damn near everything looks the same, especially when viewed either in a compressed YouTube video or small screenshots. There's no real advantage to coding for the best case scenario. I can't get to Steam Stats, but what, maybe 1% of your target audience runs multiple GPUs. How much time and effort do you want to spend to target 1% of your audience? Aren't there better places to put that engineering effort?

 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
41. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 16:08 Beamer
 
Primalchrome wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 12:13:
Luke = gay - Silly. There was plenty in the first movies that indicated he was het. Crush on the princess...plenty of scenes to back it up. Then you look at what *was* canon and was married to Mara Jade and had a kid(s). Gay boys in the US kiss girls in the middle school because they live in fundamentalist social structures and figure they're *supposed* to kiss girls.

I agree it's silly, but so is getting angry over it.

From what I gather, it was just Mark Hamill saying in an interview that it's certainly possible. And it is.

In the first movie, Luke is a whiny teenager. Like most whiny teenagers, he crushes on the princess. As he ages, all of his interest in women dies away. Yes, because of the mission and inner turmoil, but Han seems to be ok with all of it.

So, it's possible. Really little denying it. Silly? Sure. But why get so angry over an actor saying that there's nothing in the text (in this case, movies) to contradict it, so if you think so, great, if you don't, also great?

Yes, in books he isn't, but the books aren't canon, most people don't give a shit about them, and Mark Hamill certainly didn't know or care about them when he made his extremely unprovacative response:

Mark Hamill said:
“If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves.”
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy
39. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Siege of Dragonspear Controversy Apr 5, 2016, 16:03 Beamer
 
El Pit wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 12:59:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 12:03:
Offtopic: Idris Elba has the potential to be a GREAT Roland. Roland's never been done before anyway in live action, right? So what's the issue? The general impression from the books is a man so weathered and leathery it hardly matters what race he is. If your impression of Roland is from the comics, well, for shame.

What? King describes him as someone who looks like Eastwood, and do you remember the racial tensions between Odetta and him? It seems it is you who should read the books!

And yet, oddly, King was the one that broke the news, as he was excited about the casting, and then said "To me, the color of the gunslinger doesn't matter. What I care about is how fast he can draw...and that he takes care of the ka-tet," I'm going to go with him over you.
 
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