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News Comments > MS Planning Mixed Reality, Cross-Platform MMOG
9. Re: MS Planning Mixed Reality, Cross-Platform MMOG May 16, 2017, 12:01 Beamer
 
Bundy wrote on May 16, 2017, 09:59:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 16, 2017, 09:45:
Hard to get excited for anything Microsoft is doing/planning.

Yes, yes. I know. This is blues. M$ is evil, blah blah.

I mean, yesterday someone accused their gathering of telemetrics to the NSA spying on the content of phone conversations, so...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2017, 12:00 Beamer
 
El Pit wrote on May 16, 2017, 11:13:
Oh great. The Creator's Update killed my task bar, start menu, info center... Aaaaamazing.
Had to repair Win10 with an inplace upgrade which is easy to do but takes some time. Now everything is working again. Well, it is just the second bigger problem I had with a windows update in >20 years, so I won't join the "Microsoft is da Prime Evil and Windows is spyware (unlike Android and iOS)" bandwagon yet.

My Start Menu stayed the same, but yeah, task bar changed and Edge lost all of my saved info.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse May 14, 2017, 12:09 Beamer
 
Still think the nosedive happened in season 3. 4 was much worse, but at least could blame scheduling.  
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News Comments > Alan Wake Sunset Sale
19. Re: Alan Wake Sunset Sale May 13, 2017, 10:40 Beamer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 13, 2017, 05:46:
Acleacius wrote on May 13, 2017, 02:15:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 12, 2017, 23:43:
What the hell, god damned RIAA bullshit!

Alan Wake does have some amazing music though. Time to download it from gog and burn a backup or 2.
Think you misunderstand, Steam or GOG can't take it away from you if you already own it. Well, unless I misunderstand.

They can update the game and strip music from it though.

That would take time and money remedy doesn't have.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization May 12, 2017, 15:18 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2017, 12:19:
Beamer wrote on May 12, 2017, 11:51:
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2017, 11:35:
Or you know, get a real camera.

Why? Cellphone cameras are better than any point and shoot, which they've basically stopped making. So you'd need a $750+ dslr that weighs a ton, requires a lens, requires significant time to learn to use, requires planning, and is a hassle to transfer photos.

Or you can use a device always on you, extremely quick to go from stored away to taking photos, can instantly share wherever you want, and takes photos of almost indistinguishable quality as that dslr in most daily circumstances (e.g., taking a photo of that weird thing you saw and sharing it on social media.)

Outside of professionals, I don't know a single person using a real camera any longer. The inconvenience of them is no longer worth the increased quality in nearly all casual circumstances.
Stopped making? There are literally 100's of better camera's in the $50-350 price range.
Weight is not an issue and transfer hassle is as difficult as connecting an included usb cable, some even have built in wifi.
Simply put, If you want a decent photo your cell phone is not going to take it.

Included USB and included WiFi aren't as easy as clicking on a photo and saying "send to Instagram." Not to mention, where would you even carry any of those cameras? And I'd definitely argue that most of them are not functionally better. I mean, in the top 4, you have a giant Nikon that no one is casually carrying around, a Kodak that is guaranteed garbage, and two Sonys that are 3 years old.

I can guarantee, guarantee, I can take better photos with my S8 than 3 of those 4, and the 5th? Again, who wants to carry something that bulky around. Again, you need to go somewhere planning to take photos, and you need to then worry about where you're going to put it. With my phone, it's always on me. I want to capture a photo of friends doing something goofy in a bar? I can do it.
 
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News Comments > Jon Shafer Joins Paradox
3. Re: Jon Shafer Joins Paradox May 12, 2017, 15:13 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2017, 13:40:
I guess Shafer ran out of KS funds and had to get a real job. I wonder what this means for the release of At the Gates. I remember watching a Let's Play of a pretty solid alpha a couple of years ago and thinking it was less than a year out. There were some really interesting mechanics. I haven't seen anything since then.

The website says, "At The Gates will be officially released for PC (Windows, Mac, and Linux) in Q1 2017, and iPad shortly thereafter." Welp, not gonna make THAT deadline. Last update was Aug 2016.

According to a few sites, there was a KS update on 4/25/17. He's claiming this job lets him finish, but yeah, giving a quick skim, sounds like people already waiting long will be waiting longer.

All the more reason I stopped kickstarting games years ago. For every good experience (FTL) I had several bad. Not to mention, some of those good experiences are like that Julian Gallop game I never even installed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization May 12, 2017, 11:51 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2017, 11:35:
Or you know, get a real camera.

Why? Cellphone cameras are better than any point and shoot, which they've basically stopped making. So you'd need a $750+ dslr that weighs a ton, requires a lens, requires significant time to learn to use, requires planning, and is a hassle to transfer photos.

Or you can use a device always on you, extremely quick to go from stored away to taking photos, can instantly share wherever you want, and takes photos of almost indistinguishable quality as that dslr in most daily circumstances (e.g., taking a photo of that weird thing you saw and sharing it on social media.)

Outside of professionals, I don't know a single person using a real camera any longer. The inconvenience of them is no longer worth the increased quality in nearly all casual circumstances.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2017, 10:26 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2017, 09:50:
Nixon Nixon Nixon ala Bueller Bueller Bueller

doni suggests there may be ‘tapes’ of his private conversations with former FBI director

Did you know Trump invented the term "Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?" He thought it up a few days ago. It's really unfair that you use the term without giving him credit. Sad!
 
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News Comments > NY Times on Star Citizen
25. Re: NY Times on Star Citizen May 11, 2017, 18:00 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 11, 2017, 16:37:
Beamer wrote on May 11, 2017, 15:33:
VaranDragon wrote on May 11, 2017, 05:14:
Also this article from the NYT has really shown how low investigative journalism has fallen. No one does any research, no one asks the difficult questions, no one gives a shit about the regular guy on the street as long as the moneymen are kept satisfied.

About 30 people that read the NYT care about this. How much time, effort, and resources do you expect them to dedicate to this? And who is going to answer the questions people want answered? By now, most people here should realize that you never get any real answers about what's going on in the development of a game because the industry is tiny and devs know that opening their mouth to the press is a surefire way to make sure the next project they're working on is a municipal sewage plant, because once you have the reputation of leaking negative information to the press no one will work with you again.

So you're saying what exactly? Because it's hard no one should even try? Because it's a small industry (but a billion dollar one nonetheless) it's OKAY to let things slide? Because no one is going to get hurt, at worst a few whales will just lose a few thousand dollars, let Cloud Imperium get on with it and hope for the best?

If a well respected, non gaming news outlet, did some real investigative journalism and came up with a story, that things are going in the right direction I would be the first one to eat my words. This one does nothing of the sort.

No, I'm saying that there are far, far, far bigger issues out there, and there are other issues which may not be as big but are far more important to their reader base, so dedicating resources to something that literally no one gives a shit about is stupid to the point of being irresponsible.

This is a minor story, not a hard hitting expose. I think the biggest issue with the relationship the media has with readers these days is so many think everything should be in-depth, yet no one is willing to pay for it. How much did you pay the reporter of this article? Did you buy the paper? Did you subscribe online? Did you whitelist the site? Probably not. So how would they be able to afford to pay a reporter to dig deep into something about 30 people care about?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 11, 2017, 15:34 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on May 11, 2017, 14:18:
Oh I have a plasma, the last gen of Panasonic plasmas, the S60 I believe?

The flagship bested the Kuro in pretty much every way.
 
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News Comments > NY Times on Star Citizen
21. Re: NY Times on Star Citizen May 11, 2017, 15:33 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 11, 2017, 05:14:
Also this article from the NYT has really shown how low investigative journalism has fallen. No one does any research, no one asks the difficult questions, no one gives a shit about the regular guy on the street as long as the moneymen are kept satisfied.

About 30 people that read the NYT care about this. How much time, effort, and resources do you expect them to dedicate to this? And who is going to answer the questions people want answered? By now, most people here should realize that you never get any real answers about what's going on in the development of a game because the industry is tiny and devs know that opening their mouth to the press is a surefire way to make sure the next project they're working on is a municipal sewage plant, because once you have the reputation of leaking negative information to the press no one will work with you again.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization May 10, 2017, 11:41 Beamer
 
I mean, I had an S7 Edge and now have an S8. They're fine. Absolutely fine.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization May 10, 2017, 10:06 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 10, 2017, 08:59:
Every phone will go to a full glass front, as that's "the new thing."

The problem with the S8 is that the ENTIRE phone is covered in glass. Front, sides and back.

Not sides, they're still metal. But yes, the front and back are encased in glass, just like the S7, S7 Edge, and even S6. Those didn't break any more than any other phone.
 
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News Comments > New BioWare IP Delayed
7. Re: New BioWare IP Delayed May 10, 2017, 08:57 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on May 10, 2017, 04:02:
How the fuck is May 10th the end of fiscal year 2017!?

I swear, these fucking bean counters are afraid of math. USE NEGATIVE NUMBERS FOR FUCKS SAKE! putting a number in parentheses to avoid scary negative numbers is just as stupid as omitting the 13th floor in buildings.

It has nothing to do with being afraid of negative numbers, and your rant against fiscal years is weird. Man, I'd hate to see how you handle when fiscal May ends on 5/26.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 9, 2017, 00:55 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2017, 22:52:
WaltC wrote on May 8, 2017, 15:25:
What CA should do is simply go ahead and abolish all laws on the books and maybe, after the citizens and illegals kill each other off completely, the state could start again fresh...;) Seems to be their only option as people are abandoning the state like rats from a sinking barge. As some areas of the state already resemble open sewers (can you even imagine a "park" that features open urinals and latrines? If not--go to CA if that's your cup of "tea")), how can you blame them? Tremendous taxes paid to live in a sewer? No thanks...;)

If Cali we're a separate country, it would have the sixth largest GDP in the world. I think they'll&#8203; be fine.

The US would be better off losing essentially every single Red state over CA. CA is where so much of our innovation, our economic growth, our produce, and our water comes from.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2017, 19:39 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2017, 19:10:
Only idiots like yourselves believe an investment banker or other Wall St. type would have your best interests at heart. Your sort of stupidity is precisely why the world is such a shitty place to live.

No one said anything about "best interests," they said "not a Nazi."\

Though, I'm unsurprised you feel a Nazi would have your best interests over a banker, and not surprised you would support one. Nazis wouldn't hurt Cutter, so they're ok by Cutter. Meanwhile, $20 says he doesn't even know what an investment banker does.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2017, 17:43 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on May 8, 2017, 17:20:
Last movie I watched in the theater was Deadpool (along with my daughter and her not-date...long story) and it would have been fine but for the kids. Yeah, no lie, there were more kids in watching it then I could have ever suspected would be able to sneak in! Apparently, from what I gathered from an overheard convo of another concerned adult and the manager was that the kids were his own family and they had given the ok for them to watch it, even though it was (a hard) 'R'. I mean, none of them were under 10 but shit! I didn't approve at all and I almost went down to complain but the woman conversing with him got pretty loud for me. Not that it mattered, the kids stayed. To their credit, I didn't hear any of them after the movie started. Still, I thought it was pretty shitty. 'Course this is the local theater in the middle of fucking nowhere, Florida, so what do you expect?

=-Rigs-=

I mean, they're the age that it would most appeal to, right? At around 10-12 my two favorite movies were The Toxic Avenger and Blown Away - the one with Nicole Eggert topless for 90 minutes, not the one with Tommy Lee Jones. I'd say both of those are worse for kids than Deadpool. Not that Deadpool is great, but those are probably particularly bad.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
19. Re: Morning Mobilization May 8, 2017, 17:41 Beamer
 
"There's a product I don't like - clearly those who do are inferior to me!"  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D May 8, 2017, 15:26 Beamer
 
I enjoyed but didn't love Dr. Strange, and that imax is where I saw 300. Now it's where I think you get bed bugs, haha.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization May 8, 2017, 13:42 Beamer
 
Flatline wrote on May 8, 2017, 13:01:
I have an iPad2 and I refuse to upgrade. I don't really use it though because Apple is obsessed with enforced obsolescence and has managed to make the thing next to useless through various iOS upgrades. Safari crashes or takes minutes to load up any webpage, even scrolling between screens stutters and just overall the thing feels clunky as hell. I know a complete wipe and restore probably will restore some functionality but at this point it's not worth the effort required.

We're using ipads at work but beyond that I'm kind of done with Apple devices. Android, for all it's faults, tends to release new OS drops that keep the user interface buttery smooth and rarely destroys performance the way iOS updates tend to.

I have trouble justifying a 600 dollar purchase every other year like Apple wants me to. If I ever buy a tablet again it'll probably be an android tablet and it'll probably be the last tablet I buy for a *long* time.

$350 purchase now. My Mom desperately needs a new one, and it'll be good for my dad to get one. They have El cheapo laptops that age worse and repeatedly get viruses or redirects. My mom can slightly troubleshoot her iPad but is hopeless with the laptop. My dad is worse.

Ipads are ideal for them. Me? I mostly use my phone to surf the Internet, but I'm typing this on my phone and want to die. More than two sentences and I need my desktop.
 
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