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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2016, 12:07 Beamer
 
WoodroweBones19 wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 11:42:
The edge is a giant pain in the ass in my experience. Your palm is almost always touching the screen which can make typing annoying. My wife has the S7 edge and it drives her nuts. It is most prevalent when operating with one hand and reaching for characters on the far side of the keyboard. Otherwise the hardware is nice. In very tempted by the pixel as I've been almost solely a nexus user

If your hand is too small to reach and you need to do something one handed, you can triple tap the home button to shrink the screen size to something more in line with the original iPhone screen.

I rarely do this, often find it easier to just retype something 2 or 3 times until I get it right while stretching. The phone size is about the biggest I can use one handed with minimal frustration.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Picketing EA Today
7. Re: SAG-AFTRA Picketing EA Today Oct 24, 2016, 12:05 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 11:43:
If you think that they don't have legitimate complaints, you're straight up brain damaged. They are working under a contract that dates back to the mid 90s and needs some serious changes due to how things have changed since then, but the game companies don't want to budge an inch on anything.

Some of the things they say they want:

1) More transparency in what the job entails. Control freak devs/publishers refuse to let the VAs know anything about the project so they can't make good decisions about whether its worth their time, or whether they'll be asked to say or do anything they are uncomfortable with.

Everyone else working on a game project knows what they are working on, why do VAs need to be kept in the dark?

2) VAs are increasingly being asked to also do motion capture work, but without a safety or stunt coordinator on set. VAs and game developers haven't been properly trained or supervised and have been injured in thepast. They want a stunt coordinator required for mo-cap.

3) VAs are being expect to do strenuous vocal work for sessions that are too long. You may laugh at the notion that voice work could be at all taxing, but when your voice is your livelihood, vocal damage is no less serious than a construction worker or athlete getting a serious knee or back injury. They want a cap on how long the more strenuous (screaming, battle noises, etc) sessions can be so they can cut down on people injuring their voices and losing out on work because of it.

4) Bonus payments at 2, 4, 6, and 8 million units sold. This is pretty reasonable IMHO if you have any idea of how VA compensation works. SAG-AFTRA voice actors get residuals for other work, like commercials and advertisements, why should game developers be exempt from secondary compensation? The contract needs to be updated. I think most of the reflexive opposition to this comes from ignorant people who think that voice actors are living the dream with money coming out of their ears. People who don't reach 2 million sales, which is almost everyone, and people who don't employ union VAs, which is also almost everyone, won't ever even have to make one of these payments. This part of their demand is strictly aimed at big companies making millions upon millions off of Triple A titles and then paying the VAs chump change.

I'll never understand gamers. We've had years of everyone just bashing on companies like EA and Activision and how they abuse their employees and use any excuse not to pay people what they deserve, or over work them.

But the second people start to try and do something about it, gamers turn on them like rabid dogs and call them ungrateful whiners who are just lucky to not be working in a coal mine.

I'll say what I said the other day. It's not the VAs who are ungrateful whiners, it's the gamers. The response to this strike from gamers has shown me that we don't deserve anything more than Microsoft Bob synthesized voices.

Some here just like to call everything and everyone they do not understand lazy and greedy. They've been doing it to marketing teams for years. It's a whole lot easier to call someone lazy and greedy and accuse them of trying to screw you over than to take the time to understand where they're coming from and why.

 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Statement
41. Re: SAG-AFTRA Statement Oct 21, 2016, 14:55 Beamer
 
I understand how people get irked at the length of copyright, but I've yet to see a good argument for why Mickey Mouse should go public domain.

Mickey is cherished in large part because Disney does such a good job curating how and where he's used. If he went public domain, he could be used anywhere.

Plus, how does letting Mickey go public domain increase creativity. To me, I only see laziness. People putting Mickey on or in anything because it's an easy way for attention. Instead, people need to come up with something new. Disney can rest on its laurels (not that Mickey pops up frequently in media), but other companies/people need to actually create something.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
17. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 21, 2016, 13:54 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 13:41:
nin wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 08:33:
MattyC wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 06:44:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 02:31:
Task wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 20:14:
You may as well let out your disappointment now. If it's not on PC, I'll simply buy the console it's on.

LOL. Sucker. Console exclusives working as designed.

Are they really a sucker for buying something to play a game they want?


Nope. Go where the games you want to play are. None of this "I'm a hardcore gamer, but only on this one format and I get pissed when things don't go my way."



It has nothing to do with that.

1. The console companies paying off developers to not make a PC version in order to force people to adopt their console ecosystem. And if you buy into that then you're supporting and encouraging more of that in the future. Rockstar isn't some boutique developer that might not have the resources or expertise to port stuff to PC. They release stuff to PC all the time, so there's really no technical reason why they don't. And now that all the consoles are x86 architecture, it's easier than ever to make a PC version. That's fine, it's money on the table unless you fall for it and actually purchase a console to play it.

2. It's implicit in a non PC version of this game that "we're not making a PC version because PC players are dirty fucking pirates." They believe that by releasing on console a year earlier than PC they can prevent most piracy. It's stupid. As a PC gamer, do you support that image?

No one is paying to prevent this from coming to PC. Microsoft and Sony care about having exclusives to themselves, not against the PC. Neither would pay to avoid a PC release, and Microsoft of late has begun encouraging PC releases.

You're right that Rockstar has resources. For a variety of reasons, they're deeming them not worth using on a PC release. They did it with GTA3. They did it with Vice City. They did it with San Andreas. They did it with GTAIV. They did it with GTAV.

My guess is that these require very, very significant PC testing, due to how complex the worlds are. And that, in order to guarantee the console release when they want, they polish and finish it and then worry about the PC, that their process doesn't work well side by side.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 21, 2016, 11:26 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 10:29:
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 07:15:
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 02:37:
Task wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 20:14:
You may as well let out your disappointment now. If it's not on PC, I'll simply buy the console it's on.

The astounding willpower you posess impresses the hell out of me.

Why should we have willpower? We want to play a game. We'll find a game. While you're sitting in a corner thinking you're making a political statement that absolutely no one is paying attention to, we're enjoying the game we want to play.

And, when the game comes to PC, the people with "willpower" will rush to buy it, thinking they're actually making a statement, when Rockstar will do the same thing next time and delay the PC version again because it's what makes the most sense for its development cycle.

What political statement? What the hell are you talking about? He just said he was going to buy a console so he could play a game. One game. He didn't just say he was going to buy the game, he actually said he was going buy the console so that he could play that particular game.

Yes, and you somehow think that buying something you will enjoy is a weakness of willpower, as if you're somehow better for simply not playing it.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 21, 2016, 07:15 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 02:37:
Task wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 20:14:
You may as well let out your disappointment now. If it's not on PC, I'll simply buy the console it's on.

The astounding willpower you posess impresses the hell out of me.

Why should we have willpower? We want to play a game. We'll find a game. While you're sitting in a corner thinking you're making a political statement that absolutely no one is paying attention to, we're enjoying the game we want to play.

And, when the game comes to PC, the people with "willpower" will rush to buy it, thinking they're actually making a statement, when Rockstar will do the same thing next time and delay the PC version again because it's what makes the most sense for its development cycle.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Free Update 4
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 20, 2016, 17:09 Beamer
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 16:55:
I'm a FPS guy.

This is Blue's. We take for granted that you're an FPS guy. Not everyone here is, but almost everyone is.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2016, 11:55 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 11:04:
Retired wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 10:58:
WHA! Did I miss something this week?

Nintendo Switch!? In the video they are playing SKYRIM!


Fucking portable Skyrim is a borderline system seller. Now if we could just get another F-Zero...


Not for me.

But a portable RDR...
Actually, portable is more or less meaningless to me. But, considering I'd need a console for RDR, I'd be tempted.

Lighting and shadows looked great in the Switch video, though it's nothing to make judgments off of yet. It's Tegra powered, which is interesting.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Free Update 4
2. Re: DOOM Free Update 4 Oct 20, 2016, 10:23 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 10:11:
Replayability for this game just increased by 0.013%.

Yeah, I don't want to play every level with every gun and rune unlocked, I want to take the character I played through the first time and do another play through on a different difficulty and finish unlocking everything I failed to the first time through. I want to go back to the first level with the ruins and more guns.

Which, I mean, I can do with the level selector, but I can't save. Some of the later levels take several hours (well, probably 30 minutes if you rush), and that's more than one sit down for me. But, when you do the level selection, you can't save mid-level.

Just let me do multiple playthroughs on the same save. All I wanted.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2016, 15:27 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 15:08:
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 13:50:
I pay like $200 a month for cable and internet. Time to change, I'm thinking.

Ouch, really? I pay $45 for internet, $10 for Netflix, and have Amazon Prime. No cable because I'm not even close to watching the shows I want to on Netflix and Prime. I'm considering getting HBO Go.

I'm thinking I could do with Netflix, Amazon, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, and Sling. All I'd be missing out on is Ash vs Evil Dead, and I can do this after that finishes the run. $60 for all those services. Plus internet, which is probably going to be $50.

Right now I get every channel ever. I watch about 20 minutes of TV a day, though, and that's generally an episode of Archer or Bob's Burgers on Netflix. Overall, I'd say I watch about 5 hours of TV a week right now, if that. But I like watching things when I want to watch them.

Fios has a deal right now - $69.99 for two years (must sign a contract) of "custom TV," plus 150MB internet, plus home phone (which I have now but never plugged a phone in.) Thing is, good luck finding out on the website what channels are covered there. I can say for certain that half the 5 channels I watch are not included, so you need to add a package for those, which is something like $20 per. Then HBO. Then $18/month for the good cable box (my DVR is near empty, given that everything is readily on-demand, so maybe I can do with the $12 one), and $10 for the router, so $69.99 just became closer to $129.99. Plus taxes. Oh, and that custom TV package is something like 50 channels, 41 available in HD. It's 2016, I don't even think Time Warner offers me non-HD channels, why is Fios doing this? I will never, ever watch an SD channel. Just take it away. Don't make Channel 5 Fox and Channel 816 Fox HD. Don't be annoying. Embrace HD and just make Channel 5 Fox, which is in HD because there's no Fox SD because who the hell isn't doing HD?

end rant
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2016, 13:50 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 12:16:
I recently was forced to watch The Price Is Right while waiting for my doctor's appointment. I think I heard the phrase, "The number #1 network in daytime television for 30 years" about 50 times. So I guess they have that.

They also have 5 of the top 10 TV shows in the US right now. Including something called Bull that I've never even heard of.

CBS is doing quite fine. Me, though? The only shows in the top 10 I've seen are the NFL. I've never heard of that Bull one, or The OT. I pay like $200 a month for cable and internet. Time to change, I'm thinking.
 
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News Comments > More Red Dead Redemption Teasing?
44. Re: More Red Dead Redemption Teasing? Oct 19, 2016, 07:10 Beamer
 
shiho wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 03:34:
When this type of shit starts to happen for no explicable reason, it's time to leave the forum. There are better gaming forums out there. If Blue doesn't want the activity, then he won't get it. Simple.

Wraith wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 11:06:
What the fuck? Who went on a tear deleting comments overnight? Mine simply said this wasn't going to be RDR for PC and I was right.

Seriously? Someone got all butthurt and deleted my comment because I was smarter than some people?

Maybe Voat is more your style. Bye.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
47. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 17:35 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 17:23:
Acleacius wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 16:08:
As for that traitorous, sellout scoundrel nin, he needs to walk the plank! Off with you, scallywag! Bat Giggle Ahoy

As I've said before, I'm a gamer, and I don't limit myself to one platform. If it's awesome, I want to play it...

In addition to a pc, I've owned a 2600, a nes, a genesis, a ps1, an atari jaguar (egad!), a dreamcast, a gamecube, a 360, a GBA, and a DS.

Why limit yourself to one platform?


I've had a 2600, NES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, SNES, Genesis, Dreamcast, GBA, Gamecube, 360, and PS3. I've also had, at times, roommates with an N64, PS2, and Xbox, and therefore owned games for each of them, too. I may be forgetting some but don't think so.

Some of those I really hardly touched. The GBA came with the GC I bought on eBay and got maybe 10 hours of use. The PS2 was used solely for Katamari Damcy, the PS3 basically only for the Naughty Dog games, the Genesis mostly for Sonic 2 and Road Rash, and the DC I bought after it was discontinued and actually really struggled to get into.

But there are tens of thousands of hours into those combined, particularly the NES, GC and 360. Way too many great games (at the time) for them.
 
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News Comments > United Front Games Closed?
5. Re: United Front Games Closed? Oct 18, 2016, 17:00 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 12:50:
How is it a surprise? Sleep Dogs was awesome, but why on earth they went with that bullshit Triad Wars boggles the mind. All they had to do was make Sleepy Dogs 2 and they would have been off to the races.

Sleepy Dogs sounds way more fun than Sleep Dogs.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
44. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 16:59 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 16:11:
Beamer wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 15:36:
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 14:30:
nin wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 09:39:
AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!

I'll let you guys know how awesome it is!


I'm sure it will be, but it's Rockstar's loss ultimatively.

Is it?

They're the ones with the full knowledge of how much it would take to build, test, market and launch the game for the PC at the same time as consoles, as well as with a strong understanding of how much money they'd make for having done that.

This is just a small group of PC gamers going "well, they won't get my $60."

I'd wager it's more the loss of people who only game on one platform than anything else.

What year is it?

Consoles are PC's, they're developing the game on PC's for low-end PC's (today's consoles).

the only thing they're skipping out on is needing to test the game on different PC specifications, something which modern development tools are quite capable of performing software analysis on.

This is a bean counter maneuver, why sell just one copy when a lot of those console people will buy a second copy on the PC platform.

Rockstar: Making Console Gaming Great Again


They're not PCs. Similar internals, but different OSs, by and large, and testing is dramatically different. Dramatically.

And yes, GTAV did well on PCs. We don't know this won't make it to PCs at some point, with there not being enough resources to get it out at the same time as consoles and it not being worth delaying the console release when GTAV still sold well 18 months later.

We also don't know what kind of costs they plan in order to get the game out on PCs. We can sit here and speculate, but anyone that thinks they're leaving money on the table because "because," is being kind of naive and foolish, no? Much like anyone saying "M$" in 2016.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
39. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 15:36 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 14:30:
nin wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 09:39:
AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!

I'll let you guys know how awesome it is!


I'm sure it will be, but it's Rockstar's loss ultimatively.

Is it?

They're the ones with the full knowledge of how much it would take to build, test, market and launch the game for the PC at the same time as consoles, as well as with a strong understanding of how much money they'd make for having done that.

This is just a small group of PC gamers going "well, they won't get my $60."

I'd wager it's more the loss of people who only game on one platform than anything else.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
12. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 10:49 Beamer
 
I'll buy a used XBONE, play this for a month, then sell this and the XBONE.

Problem solved. While I had a PS3 and Xbox 360 last gen, I just don't see much of a reason to own a console now. Too old, too little time to play anything.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: WikiLeaks says Assange's Internet link was severed by 'state party.' Oct 18, 2016, 10:24 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 18:05:
Flatline wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 17:17:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 15:12:
Just Hillary having a practice run at cutting internet on anyone with dissenting views over her.

That might carry slightly more water if Wikileaks and Assange weren't foreign agents interfering in the election/proper government operations... by leaking documents suggesting that foreign entities might be interfering in government operations.

Its called putting the truth out on a lying corrupt piece of garbage.

Just wait till you see (and choose to ignore and or justify) all the criminal activity being released about the Clinton machine today.

Not that the Marxist "main stream media" will cover it. These things don't comply with their brain washing agenda.

Why wouldn't they release all this criminal activity first? Why wait until half of America has tuned out because they see these leaks have still largely been "The DNC didn't like Bernie Sanders, after Bernie Sanders spent an entire career calling them morons then switched sides solely to run for president?"

Thus far, no smoking guns, and this is coming from someone that was a Bernie fan. Why would they not lead with the smoking gun, if such exists? Generally, you lead with your best (unless you have a captive audience.)
 
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News Comments > More Red Dead Redemption Teasing?
35. Re: More Red Dead Redemption Teasing? Oct 18, 2016, 06:59 Beamer
 
Man, PC gamers can be really fragile. "That time you didn't make a game for my preferred platform you hurt my feelings. I'll never buy a game from you again!"

These are business decisions tied to budgets and resources, something RDR went significantly over for both counts. We're lucky we got it at all.
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption Tease?
28. Re: Red Dead Redemption Tease? Oct 17, 2016, 11:48 Beamer
 
bhcompy wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 10:36:
jomisab wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 09:59:
nin wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 09:24:
This morning...


Hmmm....RDR Remastered for XboxOne/PS4/PC and/or RDR2?

Would be RDR3..

Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead R....?

esurrection?
 
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