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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released
9. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released Apr 8, 2017, 15:40 Beamer
 
Tool wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 02:39:
Why no mention of this on Origin? I own Bulletstorm on Origin. I guess no cheap update correct?

Entirely different publisher, which makes it hard.

I loved Bulletstorm. Loved. Part of that is probably low expectations, but it really gave me a sense of glee few games do. But I still have the disc for the 360 somewhere, and still have that 360 somewhere. I can replay it if I want.

If this hits $5, it's a no-brainer to me. If it hits $10, I'd probably still grab it. Maybe $20 if I hadn't played it. So I think it'll be a hard sell at $60, because I'm one of this game's biggest cheerleaders (it had flaws, but had some of the most enjoyable set-pieces, and the primary mechanic was a blast.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 8, 2017, 15:36 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 10:38:
Yeah, that 5 second honeymoon Big Media gave him after the inauguration was telling

Why would he get a "honeymoon"? Do you think a new president deserves a pass on obvious scandal just because they are "new"? That could be the funniest thing I've heard all week.

If you don't understand why people are so vocally enraged about Trump and why so many people are making the same complaints, you only have yourself to blame. Trying to blame "Big Media" because everything Trump touches turns to shit is just lazy.

Dude. Bow out. Some people live in their own reality, and it isn't worth engaging them with actual reality.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2017, 15:35 Beamer
 
fishingtime wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 13:10:
snopes has already been exposed as fake news

Examples?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 7, 2017, 19:35 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 7, 2017, 17:44:
They dumped almost every good Fox show last month and now fucked up the rating system. As if there is no potential for nuance with taste, you just LOVE or HATE everything. This shit reminds me of the Qwikster days, Reed must be on a bender again.

This system sucks already, I previously rated their 10000 standups 1-2 stars because I wanted to focus on documentaries and I go see standup live. Now all of that crap is front and center again, my only way of influencing anything is just saying its the best thing ever or something I loathe, the latter which seems to be ignored anyway. Fuck this dumb shit, I'm cancelling my membership until they revert it.

I'm telling you, this is so that you'll possibly watch one of the Adam Sandler movies they keep putting in the top banner despite knowing you'd give it less than a star. A Thumbs Down is far less harsh than a third of a star.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2017, 15:01 Beamer
 
AVClub does a great column called "A History of Violence," and I'll use their explanation for it:

With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.

"Important" is an interesting word. Does it mean influential? Best? It's mostly a combination. For two years in the mid-90s, though, Michael Bay won, with Bad Boys and The Rock. Even the headlines are great: "Action movies are just starting to recover from Michael Bay’s Bad influence" and "Cage and Connery bust into The Rock, the one good movie Michael Bay ever gave us."

Some great quotes:

  • Think about the way a director like Michael Mann would’ve filmed that robbery: with calm precision and icy tension, its violence fast and brutal, its grim-faced professionals intent on doing their jobs and getting out as fast as possible. Bay goes the opposite way, jerking his camera around and hacking things up in editing so that you’re not quite sure what’s going on, what these people’s plan is, why they needed to shoot that guy. The whole thing goes by in a hazy blur of action, and we’re not even entirely certain what happened until the good guys’ chief is grumpily explaining it the next day.

  • Bay reportedly hated the script, so he let Smith and Lawrence ad lib their way through it. That worked just fine for both of them, since they rode that movie to a whole lot more screen success. But that frantic style helped make the movie’s plot incomprehensible. Action set pieces that could’ve been intense and hard-hitting in another director’s hands, like Lawrence’s big fight in a nightclub bathroom or the final airport shoot-out, become vague smears of motion.

  • That vagueness, sadly, would become Bay’s great legacy. Soon after Bad Boys, just about every American studio action movie would have chaotic, indistinct fight scenes, and directors would yada-yada the scenes that should’ve been the real selling points. The Paul Greengrass Bourne movies get all the credit and blame for introducing the hectic, choppy shaky-cam style. But that style really got its start with Bay and Bad Boys.

  • In many ways, The Rock was a world-historical studio clusterfuck, and it’s a minor miracle that it’s worth a shit at all.

  • Because of Bay’s overwhelming, hyperactive editing style, you’re never sure where these different cars are in relation to one another. And then there’s the matter of all the cars that Connery sends pinwheeling and disintegrating into fireballs. How many people does he kill on this kamikaze mission to see his daughter? We never hear about any victims, but it’s tough to imagine anyone walking away from those crashes unscathed. It’s a quintessential Bay scene: giddy and fun and satisfying in some lizard-brain way, but unable to withstand even the slightest smidge of skepticism.

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2017, 13:56 Beamer
     
    Porn-O-Matic wrote on Apr 7, 2017, 13:34:
    Hopkins has dementia because he likes Michael Bay? You're all a bunch of pretentious cocksuckers. None of you have even the slightest notion of how to make a decent film compared to Michael Bay, because if you did, you'd be making them instead of pretending like you have a higher sense of entertainment than anyone else. Fucking please. Get down off your High Horse of Snobbery, get your head out of your prissy little ass, and go fuck yourselves.

    Wow. And just when I wondered if every opinion you hold is bad, you come out with this gem.

    Whenever I see you mock a politician or a game dev, I'll remember this. Clearly, Porn-O, anytime you personally say you think something is bad, you're a terrible hypocrite, because you're not out there running the country better or making better games.

    Everything Michael Bay touches is garbage. Fast cut, incoherent garbage. And saying so, without having the luck of being able to finance our competing movies, is fine.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    4. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 7, 2017, 13:26 Beamer
     
    sauron wrote on Apr 7, 2017, 13:09:
    If only the Dolans would just sell everything. #longsufferingknicksfan

    Yes, especially the Knicks. Last Knicks season I actually enjoyed was in 1998. That's 20 years of pain.

    Yes, but as we learned yesterday, telling Dolan to sell the team, outside of MSG, is a bad thing. He'll call you an asshole to the media for insulting him in his place of business. Nevermind that you spent $200 for the privilege of attending that place.

    He'll also say it's unfair, that you can yell at politicians because they're elected but not him because he's not. That'll make us scratch our heads, though, because that means politicians have some accountability, and he just happened to be born with absolutely no skills but a very, very rich father. Clearly, that means judging him for doing a bad job isn't fair and we should all quietly give him our money
     
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    News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
    50. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 16:51 Beamer
     
    HorrorScope wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 16:42:
    What some Nancy's get stuck up on.

    Once again, SEX is taboo, but a quest marker telling me to go over there to kill shit early and often, is fine. It is all fantasy, but some want to make some parts fantasy (killing) and other parts more real (The sex innuendos). If it came off shitty, perhaps that was some of the developers way to shit on the topic they don't like vs promoting it. Sounds like the game will be fairly well polished about the time it hits $30.

    I feel like there's a Billy Madison quote in response to how badly you missed the point.
     
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    News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
    22. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 12:11 Beamer
     
    One of the big complaints of GamerGate was that "SJWs" were demanding "shoe-horning."

    The typical response back was that no one likes poorly written characters. I think this proves that, no? Diversity is good. But well written characters are better. It's possible, even easy, to have both. Transsexual characters may be a bit more difficult, but for other diversity? Hey, see that dude that's part of the crew? Make him a black woman. Change literally nothing, just change the well written guy to a black woman, and hire an appropriate voice actor. BAM! Problem solved. Yes, it's harder for main characters, but for someone that has a few lines...
     
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    News Comments > Dishonored 2 Demo
    4. Re: Dishonored 2 Demo Apr 6, 2017, 12:07 Beamer
     
    J wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 12:01:
    MoonSpook wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 11:16:
    RedEye9 wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 11:09:
    Nothing sells games like a demo, hope this makes a comeback.

    You didn't see the previous thread on this, did you? :-D
    Ooh! It's like going back in time. If I alter things in that thread, will that have a knock-on effect in this thread?

    So long as you accidentally make it rain donuts, I'm ok.
     
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    News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
    8. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 11:01 Beamer
     
    Also, I feel like some here pick and choose their battles oddly. The game tried to depict a transsexual character and did so poorly. What everyone here says is "you're better off not trying!"

    The game also tried to depict human facial expressions, and utterly failed at that. This has gotten it significantly more blowback. Like, infinitely more. No one is saying "see, this is why you don't try to appease people that care how your character looks in cutscenes!"

    And we've had a ton of people on this board calling it a terrible game. No one says "see, this is why you don't try to appease people that play video games!"

    But a small handful of people complain that the transsexual character starts every conversation with "I was born a different sex" and it's "SJWs are bad!"
     
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    News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
    7. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 10:58 Beamer
     
    Verno wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 10:42:
    Polygon wrote some bullshit about how Persona 5 is bad because the devs didn't include a gay character option too apparently. This is what happens when devs pander Polygon, fuck off.

    I mean, you're blowing it entirely out of proportion, right? You say they wrote something saying it's bad. They gave it a 9 out of 10. I can't think of a single place out there where a 9 out of 10 is bad.

    Now, they did say this:

    Persona 5 wears progressive values on its sleeves, which makes its approach to non-straight romance all the more baffling. Joker can choose to start a relationship with every single female party member and non-player confidant in the game; none of the men are romanceable. This is despite the fact that one of the male party members is heavily implied to be at least bisexual, claiming to have no interest in the female form outside of art and often interacting with Joker in a flirty manner.
    The lack of same-sex relationship options in Persona 5 would be little more than a frustrating omission, but the game pushes it into much more aggravating territory in a few scenes. Specifically, there are two recurring gag characters who are clearly homosexual. They show up at a couple of points throughout the game specifically to act effeminate and stereotypical, and to freak out Ryuji by flirting with him. Essentially, some of Persona 5’s only examples of queer characterization are there as a terrible joke.
    This would be disappointing in any game in 2017. For a game that’s explicitly about social reform and youth being misunderstood, it’s a complete breakdown, a hamfisted misunderstanding of the values and diversity of a younger generation.

    Which makes some sense, but that was a sidebar in the review and clearly didn't impact the final review score.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    2. Re: etc. Apr 6, 2017, 10:55 Beamer
     
    RedEye9 wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 10:43:
    Microsft is now telling you what software you can run on their ad delivery platform, that clashes with what I want my operating system to do.

    If only there was another, oh yeah Windows 7. /snicker

    Hopefully vulcan and linux catchup soon and more oem systems come w/it pre-installed.



    No, they're telling you what you can sell in their store. Don't be Cutter, don't read just the headline.
     
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    News Comments > NieR Ships 1M Copies
    17. Re: NieR Ships 1M Copies Apr 5, 2017, 18:48 Beamer
     
    Orogogus wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 18:43:
    Beamer wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 18:39:
    Drayth wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 18:30:
    It's a little unsettling that I'm seeing a perfectly valid critique of the comment section in quotes, yet the actual post is removed. Was there something else to NetHead's post that warranted removal?

    Most of CJ's posts are ludicrous but we get to enjoy each and every one of them.

    Basically, it was a level of discourse I think even our worst trolls agree has no place here.

    Think, "s u, f."

    No, no, that was Geist. Nethead has a removed post, too.

    Oh! I misread, thought he missed what Nethead responded to.

    Yeah, as mentioned, Nethead just quoted the offending post, so his went on that basis. General rule - don't quote what you report, because Blue will nuke all instances of that post if he deems it necessary, haha.
     
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    News Comments > NieR Ships 1M Copies
    14. Re: NieR Ships 1M Copies Apr 5, 2017, 18:39 Beamer
     
    Drayth wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 18:30:
    It's a little unsettling that I'm seeing a perfectly valid critique of the comment section in quotes, yet the actual post is removed. Was there something else to NetHead's post that warranted removal?

    Most of CJ's posts are ludicrous but we get to enjoy each and every one of them.

    Basically, it was a level of discourse I think even our worst trolls agree has no place here.

    Think, "s u, f."
     
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    News Comments > NieR Ships 1M Copies
    12. Re: NieR Ships 1M Copies Apr 5, 2017, 17:22 Beamer
     
    Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 17:10:
    Primalchrome wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 15:47:
    NetHead wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 14:47:
    Blue's might have more than it's share of cynics and so on, even rude and aggressive but this is Reddit/4Chan shit leaking in now.
    Agreed. His target and a few other regular users are sad curmudgeons at best and trolls at worst...but all you have to do is block them. Sadly, there won't be a ban because said users have almost all had similar comments simply deleted over the years and they're still mucking up the board.

    I've never seen anyone act like this on reddit even. Ad hominem attacks and direct aggression towards other users are strictly forbidden on most subreddits I frequent. This is just childish 4chan garbage that belongs on the ignore list like any other seepage coming out of that "armpit of the internet". Kids like this try communicating in the youtube comments frequently as well, and are a prime reason nobody ever pays attention to those anymore either.

    There are certain parts of reddit full of this, where they think that word is either not offensive, or that their attempts at being offensive shouldn't be offensive.

    It's where the worst of the worst hang out, the people with absolutely no abilities to interact outside of fantasy worlds and anonymous keyboard warrioring. MRAs, red pillers, gamergaters, people that spend too much time watching anime with underage girls... not saying all the people into this are like that guy, but it's kind of overwhelming that if you're like that guy you're into that stuff.
     
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    News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Developer Switch
    11. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Developer Switch Apr 5, 2017, 16:19 Beamer
     
    Primalchrome wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 15:45:
    Beamer wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 14:57:
    I have nearly 400 hours in FTL
    No sarcasm, genuinely curious... I probably put 50 hours into the original Rogue on the Tandy 1000. I've played a handful of roguelikes (FTL being one) over the years since and enjoy them for 5-10 hours each but can't imagine putting in over a hundred hours. What about FTL (or roguelikes) makes it fun doing the same things over and over? Is it the challenge to see just how many levels deep you can make it before you reset?

    As mentioned, it takes a long while to unlock all the ships. And then to win with each on Easy. Then to win with each on Normal. Then to win with each on Hard.

    I've won with about half on Hard, and have accepted that at least 8 or so of them I'll never be able to win on Hard. At the same time, there are at least 3 or 4 I can win with on Hard while blindfolded.
     
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    News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Developer Switch
    7. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Developer Switch Apr 5, 2017, 14:57 Beamer
     
    mch wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 14:06:
    chickenboo wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 13:48:
    Sure you could pick up Terraria for that price, but then you're playing a 2d Minecraft-sandbox game, and not a CRPG.

    ...

    Or if you prefer, you could spend the $4 on Terraria when it's on sale, or FTL (a better game)

    Sure, you could pick up FTL for that price, but then you're playing a spaceship roguelike, and not a 2d Minecraft-sandbox game.

    I have nearly 400 hours in FTL and 36 minutes in Terraria, I know which I recommend!
     
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    News Comments > FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Released
    2. Re: FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Released Apr 5, 2017, 11:57 Beamer
     
    Some of my favorite racing game memories were in FlatOut, but those were the BugBear days. Kylotonn seems like a shovelwear developer.

    Also, some of my most frustrating racing memories come from FlatOut, haha. Like when it kept resetting me on a snow drift with the drive wheels off the ground, so I couldn't move.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    8. Re: etc. Apr 5, 2017, 01:49 Beamer
     
    I hardly noticed FEAR AI. The game had one flaw, of trying to do too much. Most notably, if you used slowmo often, and my first playthrough I did, you killed guys before they could do much.

    I remember starting a second playthrough where I switched the keys for grenade and slowmo, making the latter harder to hit and therefore less used, and saw reactions that never showed up in my first playthrough. Pretty cool ones.

    But, with slowmo, guys died before they could do much.
     
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