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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Nov 27, 2017, 13:28 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 13:15:
Beamer wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:27:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:21:
I wonder if that Petition is actually going to do something.. even if 1 million people signed it.

I highly doubt their contract has a clause that the license can be revoked if 1 million people sign a petition.

No, but the contract definitely has some sort of clause that states if EA mistreats the Star Wars property that Disney has the right to revoke the contract. I think generating a ton of negative press and getting governments involved less than a month before a new Star Wars film is a clear breach of contract.

It likely revolves around reviews and sales, not some general "mistreating."
In any case, this petition has as much influence as the vast majority of petitions - absolutely none. It doesn't tell Disney anything it doesn't already know, and there's no chance it's actionable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 13:27 Beamer
 
In law school we were allowed laptops. Unsurprisingly, they were a distraction. You could sit in the back and see people shopping, or playing pinball or minesweeper. You could use messaging software to text someone an answer when they were called on, or in some cases, ctrl-f in the digital book.

For my MBA, we were not allowed laptops. It was the right decision. The discussion in class was lightyears better.
 
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News Comments > Nioh Mouse Support This Week
6. Re: Nioh Mouse Support This Week Nov 27, 2017, 13:25 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 13:13:
After all these stupid artificial small delays in controls (holding a button to do something, delay when actually moving, making strafing less useful by making it slow, delays when switching weapons, etc), added to make console players look better, I am not surprised something like this is happening to games nowadays...

How does this make console players look better?
Does lesser control somehow not hold them back, too?
And, given that there is no cross-platform, where is one able to compare console vs pc players in a way that these inferior controls would make console players look better?

Sometimes I think some people have no clue what they're talking about and just want to rag on the issue they find most bothersome. At least CJ admits he just singles out Microsoft at inappropriate times to be a troll. You are being genuine in your misunderstanding of poor game design and hatred of console players.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Nov 27, 2017, 12:27 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:21:
I wonder if that Petition is actually going to do something.. even if 1 million people signed it.

I highly doubt their contract has a clause that the license can be revoked if 1 million people sign a petition.
 
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News Comments > Get Flight Unlimited 2K16 for Free
9. Re: Get Flight Unlimited 2K16 for Free Nov 26, 2017, 00:36 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 16:14:
Microshit should be sued to hell and back for tainting the legendary Flight Unlimited name with this shitfest.

Also lol @ Windows store. Uninstalled and never to be seen again, fuckers.

When CBS airs a movie you dislike, so you threatened to sue them?

Or when GoG offers a free game you hate?

Microsoft didn't make this, it's just sold on their store. This isn't hard. Stop constantly being in a state of extremely aggravated ignorance.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
60. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 23:50 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 20:07:
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 19:10:
I didn't say ruined, reduced. The crates I got were worth $0.01. Being told I earned either a penny or the right to pay $3 is crazy to me. When I play something like CoD, when I get a reward I get something new. When I play CS:GO, it's maybe something new or maybe an opportunity for Valve to make more money from me.

With CoD you're talking about unlockables right?
I fucking hate unlockables. I don't want to grind for weapons. In a MP game all weapons should be accessible to all players from the beginning.

Other than the psychological concerns, and sticking to your experience receiving a reward that you had to pay for... would you have a problem with Overwatch's crates which you can open for free?

Hell, I'd be OK with csgo if you could also win free keys.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
52. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 19:10 Beamer
 
I didn't say ruined, reduced. The crates I got were worth $0.01. Being told I earned either a penny or the right to pay $3 is crazy to me. When I play something like CoD, when I get a reward I get something new. When I play CS:GO, it's maybe something new or maybe an opportunity for Valve to make more money from me.  
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
43. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 15:53 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 15:00:
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:36:
I've said it here a hundred times, but the loot box system in CS:GO definitely reduced my enjoyment. It turned something that should have been fun and rewarding into something shallow and cynical.

I understand how Valve-style lootboxes (random/progressive box drops, have to buy the key, random purely-cosmetic item with varying degrees of rarity) can be seen as gambling and are specifically designed to be psychologically addictive/appealing... but I don't understand how that negatively affects anyone who doesn't wish to participate.

Lootboxes with gameplay affecting items, grinds for unlockables, P2W... I definitely get how that ruins a game.
But what's the problem with cosmetic items (aside from potential for addictive spending)?

Because locked crates were a reward. "Congratulations, you earned the right to pay us $3!"

If they were something you could always buy, fine, I wouldn't care. It's that they were treated as a reward that bothered me. Earning something sets off that little animal part of your brain, right, sending endorphins. Then to find out you need to pay $3 to redeem your reward? That's like Nigerian princes telling you that you've inherited $10,000,000 but need to pay them $1,000 to access it. Cynical and frustrating.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 13:49 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:41:
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 08:37:
Again, who is celebrating Clinton?

I didn't say people were celebrating him, I said the left gave him a pass. Gloria Steinem's infamous 1988 opinion piece was a case in point. In no way did the Democrats turn on Clinton the way that NKD suggested is an endemic problem, and at the same time I think a Republican president boinking interns would have come under fire (while, yes, the Republicans would have ignored or "forgiven" it).

I think people on the left are mad at Franken because his actions were fucking gross. It wasn't just a gropey photo. I don't think it was "trivial" and I don't think it's okay because it was a one-off. It does make it better that he apologized, and that she accepted. I don't think he'll end up resigning or being forced out, especially since Tweeden has said she doesn't want him to, but he probably doesn't get to run for president. There are feminist groups pushing him to resign, but this is a feminist issue. I don't get any kind of feeling that the party is going to ask him to step down. I don't know how much more forgiveness people want out of this, and I don't know what other cases NKD is referring to.

Redmask said celebrated, not you.

Clinton got a pass because it was 20 years ago, and the people angry now weren't in position to pay attention back then (because most were young.) Once something comes up, and it almost definitely will, it will be addressed and I'd wager no pass is given.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 13:45 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:43:
I guess we tax salt too while we're at it? Didn't work out too well in the past when governments tried it

Regulation, taxation or education? Interesting situation. I don't know if taxing sugar is necessary but regulation on the other hand, I am coming around on that.

We can always just reduce the sugar tariffs, reducing the revenue and therefore power of the US sugar industry. Or, maybe, just opening it up to foreign money and making it even more powerful...
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
35. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 13:36 Beamer
 
I've said it here a hundred times, but the loot box system in CS:GO definitely reduced my enjoyment. It turned something that should have been fun and rewarding into something shallow and cynical.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
13. Re: Morning Patches Nov 22, 2017, 11:22 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 10:02:
webber wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 07:21:
Which mod do you need if you want the combat to be less of a hack, slash, dance?

The one that sells your PC, buys a Nintendo and starts playing kiddie games like Super Mario Bros.

C'mon, why is "kiddie" an insult, and SMB is as much an adult game as any. Perhaps not adult themed, but is there anything wrong with an adult enjoying it?

Of course not. Deeming things "kiddie" is usually a better indicator of immaturity than playing the things people deem "kiddie."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 08:38 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 07:48:
You're trying too hard to be offended yet again, a common theme. Look at what he was responding to. The original poster wondered why his show was around so long and Asmodai pointed out that he had help from a woman in covering it up. His info came from the story, not his own opinion.

I'm not offended, I'm thinking he's offended. Everyone on the internet always thinks everyone else is offended.

You don't think it's interesting that he called out the name and gender of the woman who did it? That he makes a point of calling her a woman? Why do so many of these people stick around? Management protecting them. O'Reilly had it. Weinstein had it. This guy had a woman.

That it was a woman is insignificant to anyone but him. He needed to bold it, even. What was important to him was she was a she, not that she was powerful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 08:37 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 07:53:
Yeah, we're the best! Let's celebrate our shared politics and keep posting until our hypocrisy is hidden way down on the list!!!!!!! WOOOOOO

Again, who is celebrating Clinton?
Most people you are rallying against outside this board likely don't even remember Clinton, as they were single digit aged for his presidency.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2017, 08:36 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 08:13:
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 07:45:
LittleMe wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 03:41:
NN is corporate propaganda. You are useful idiots. Regulations often inflate prices and protect markets to exploit you the consumer. Look at what the FDA has done with drug prices for example. They want to do the same thing to you with Title II. I'm not saying an ISP like Comcast is good but I don't think Title II or strong handed socialist regulation was the answer.

An open market and competition is the much more powerful answer to be sure the Internet is free and open. You the consumer need to have the power, not the feds and not the incompetent FCC.

Now direct your anger at your local government to open up more competition to give you more choices. That would be constructive.


Says the guy who thinks Flat Earthers have interesting things to say and deserve our attention.

Again, do you realize EVERYTHING you believe is a conspiracy theory with no facts behind it? EVERYTHING. EVERY SINGLE THING.
No he does not realize it, he even thinks you're a conspirator.

Yup, I'm rolling in NASAbucks and SorosDough.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2017, 07:45 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 03:41:
NN is corporate propaganda. You are useful idiots. Regulations often inflate prices and protect markets to exploit you the consumer. Look at what the FDA has done with drug prices for example. They want to do the same thing to you with Title II. I'm not saying an ISP like Comcast is good but I don't think Title II or strong handed socialist regulation was the answer.

An open market and competition is the much more powerful answer to be sure the Internet is free and open. You the consumer need to have the power, not the feds and not the incompetent FCC.

Now direct your anger at your local government to open up more competition to give you more choices. That would be constructive.


Says the guy who thinks Flat Earthers have interesting things to say and deserve our attention.

Again, do you realize EVERYTHING you believe is a conspiracy theory with no facts behind it? EVERYTHING. EVERY SINGLE THING.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 07:44 Beamer
 
Asmodai wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 05:18:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 14:07:
Charlie Rose is the latest scumbag.

I never did like his show and couldn't figure out why he was around for so long.

Shoulda read the article...

That woman said she complained to Yvette Vega, Rose’s executive producer, who dismissed the allegations as “just Charlie being Charlie.”

Life is good when you're a pervert with a female in management willing to cover for you.

I like how you find the one woman involved in all this to justify... something... to yourself.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2017, 18:03 Beamer
 
Want to reiterate, in general, that I'm not arguing that I want games to be more expensive (and no one seems to think I am, but that surprises me.)

I just feel like we're on borrowed time with this pricing and recommending people enjoy it. It's one of those times where you realize you're kind of getting away with something and it won't last.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2017, 13:41 Beamer
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 13:21:
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 10:32:
When you consider that some NES and SNES games sold for $80
Trying to think what games I bought back in the day for absurd prices... I know I got Sword of Vermillion for the Genesis for $70 and Ultima VII for $70. SNK released their games for the "hundreds of dollars" on the Neo Geo.

The reality is that the game industry in monumentally larger today, so even at lower prices there's much larger profits to be made.

For some. Games are also monumentally more expensive to make. Here are the credits for the original Doom. 14 people, I think. Here it is for Doom 2016. Hundreds. Hundreds!
Anecdotally, I'm pretty certain games also go on sale and have price drops more frequently now, too, but I have zero data for that.

I'm not saying that we need lootcrates, or that we should be paying $90. But we're definitely enjoying games being cheaper than ever, and it's bound to be corrected at some point. Loot crates were an awful way to do that. Beyond awful. Companies are afraid to increase prices, though. $70 is bound to happen at some point. Hell, the next Elder Scrolls can probably pull it off (or it will just get ported to every single console for two generations, getting people to buy it multiple times at full price, haha.)

 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2017, 11:51 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 11:38:
Games certainly should be less expensive because the market for them is at least 20x bigger than it was in the 90's--maybe 50x. Duh. "Analysts" seem to understand less and less as time moves on. Back then 100,000 copies sold was a giant blockbuster--today it isn't unheard of to see a game sell 5,000,000 or more copies. I guess this "analyst" isn't familiar with the term "economies of scale"--which is the whole story behind all computer tech.

When games are taking 100x the amount of people to create, and it's the manpower that's the primary expense...
 
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