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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2017, 19:34 Beamer
 
I just came within inches of pointing out how often Cutter yells at kids to get off his lawn (in the other OOTB, where he's complaining about rap in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as old white men tend to do), and here he is, actually being self aware.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2017, 19:33 Beamer
 
No surprise we have some old white men yelling at clouds here.

The RRHoF may be pointless, but it's been pretty clear in why it allows rap to be part of it. Quoting Ice Cube:

Rock & roll is not an instrument; rock & roll is not even a style of music. Rock & roll is a spirit. … It's been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock & roll, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop. And what connects us all is that spirit. …Rock & roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and in life.

You'd have to be tone deaf (ha!) to not realize the influence rap has had on rock, and vice versa. Given who tends to complain about this, though, I doubt they've heard any rock or rap post 1991.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released
15. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released Apr 9, 2017, 12:32 Beamer
 
Hump wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 12:04:
Beamer wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 02:32:
Hump wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 17:52:
If Epic had left PCF alone to do the game they wanted it wouldve been amazing. Instead they forced CliffyB. into the role of producer and we got Bulletstorm. Essentially Gears of War with a snarky, unfunny dialogue script.

Im so glad that little pile of Ego has left Epic. He's not nearly as talented as both he and his fans think....

I mean, you know that you can easily find the credits on Mobygames or YouTube, right? CliffyB was not the producer. CliffyB was not involved.


ERM, we're both wrong. CliffyB. is listed as the "designer". It still puts his paw prints on the responsibility of the quality of the game.

No, he's not. He's listed as the Design Director of Epic Games. It's way after the full credits of People Can Fly. Which he was - he was the Design Director of Epic. But he didn't have much to do with Bulletstorm, which was done by PCF. He may have had some feedback, but it isn't a game he worked directly on, because he was part of the parent company, not PCF. That's why he's so far down the credits. There are over a hundred names before his.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released
13. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released Apr 9, 2017, 02:32 Beamer
 
Hump wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 17:52:
If Epic had left PCF alone to do the game they wanted it wouldve been amazing. Instead they forced CliffyB. into the role of producer and we got Bulletstorm. Essentially Gears of War with a snarky, unfunny dialogue script.

Im so glad that little pile of Ego has left Epic. He's not nearly as talented as both he and his fans think....

I mean, you know that you can easily find the credits on Mobygames or YouTube, right? CliffyB was not the producer. CliffyB was not involved.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2017, 02:29 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 02:11:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 16:07:
Beamer wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 15:35:
fishingtime wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 13:10:
snopes has already been exposed as fake news

Examples?
the snopes link is in the threads first post and says, snopes

It even has the underline hyperlink thingy

Beamer means, does fishingtime have an example of snopes posting fake news? And in all probability the answer is haha, no.

99.99999999% "no." I'm guessing it's one of those people that thinks facts are fake news. I mean, I know that sounds like a meme and all, and I think even half a decade ago that sentence would have people rolling their eyes, but today? There are definitely people out there that think anything that says "Donald Trump wasn't entirely accurate" is fake news.
 
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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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