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News Comments > Happy Birthday Commander Keen; PC SM3 Video
3. Re: Happy Birthday Commander Keen; PC SM3 Video Dec 14, 2015, 19:55 Beamer
 
The jumping looks so off that it made my head hurt. Uncanny valley?

Seriously, it was disorienting and unnatural.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 in February; Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed
22. Re: XCOM 2 in February; Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed Dec 11, 2015, 06:12 Beamer
 
MT Silver wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 04:21:
I wanna know if they'll sell that preorder pack later down the road.
At the moment the christmas season has me completely broke, I cannot afford to prepurchase a game now and I imagine a lot of gamers have the same problem.

I really hate preorder bonuses.

The Reinforcement Pack** can be purchased separately for $19.99
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 7, 2015, 17:41 Beamer
 
Yifes wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 15:25:
descender wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 15:10:
TAG routinely sells watches for $2000+, so they didn't even unreasonably mark up the "connected" features here. If you have never bought a watch worth over $1000 then you are probably not their target audience.

The thing is, if you buy a classic TAG, you can expect it to last decades. This watch will be obsolete in 2 years. Also, it's hard to justify traditional TAG prices for a watch that essentially uses the same shit inside as other far less expensive alternatives.

Read the article. TAG will let, and expects you to, exchange the watch after 2 years.

After that [2 year] warranty is up, owners will have the opportunity to trade it in, pay an additional $1,500 and receive a “real” mechanical TAG Heuer watch.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 6, 2015, 03:17 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 23:01:
Beamer wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 18:14:
An 8350 is still considered Second Tier by Tom's Hardware. Say what you will about the site, their tiering system is still pretty useful.
So, each colored layer is another "tier"? Making my i7-3770 top tier?

What it's basically saying is that no upgrade is really worth the money for you yet. You'd pay quite a bit for a modest upgrade.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2015, 18:14 Beamer
 
An 8350 is still considered Second Tier by Tom's Hardware. Say what you will about the site, their tiering system is still pretty useful.

My system is 5 years old around this month. Still an i5-760, which it calls 4th tier. It's basically, in the past few months, become obsolete. That's not a bad run.

For a 3 year old AMD, I'd say another 2 years is possible, but then games will start coming out that you just can't run. The last new release I ran was FC4, which ran ok. Good enough for me, but watching the occasional video online, it was shocking to see how much better it looked for people with more modern machines. I've updated by going from 4GB of RAM to 12GB, and I installed an SSD. I actually have another SSD here, four times as large, and am seriously considering just buying a new CPU, GPU and motherboard and reusing every other part.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Deluxe Edition
4. Re: Far Cry Primal Deluxe Edition Dec 4, 2015, 22:55 Beamer
 
SirKnight wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 20:50:
It's going to be weird not having my suppressed sniper rifle, grenade launcher, machine gun, etc with me all the time. And no vehicles or personal helicopter.

But, from what I've seen so far this looks kinda interesting. I loved FarCry 3 and 4 (as well as liked 2 quite a bit) so more of that is welcome to me.

It'll be kind of cool to get an idea what life must have been like back then, in a small way. Of course, there'll be plenty of things that aren't realistic at all - like the taming of wild beasts to sick on people on your command, lol.

Yeah, not hitscan weapons will be odd. I didn't even think of no vehicles. The helicopter was a positive gamechanger for me.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Nov 22, 2015, 12:54 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 22, 2015, 10:13:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 22, 2015, 04:49:
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 23:03:


So, he's a fraction as popular as Pewdipie?

If that's the only thing you're basing off of, it sure explains why reality tv is popular.

Beamer is just flailing at this point. He doesn't even make any sense. He says no one cares what the guy thinks, people point out that apparently a lot of people do. He has no counter for that so he just sputters out some retarded shit like "He has less subs than Pewdiepie" as if being the most viewed person on YouTube is the benchmark for relevance in gaming. Zero logical reasoning there. He just doesn't want to admit that he was wrong about Boogie being a nobody who no one listens to.

Any gaming YouTuber with over 2 million subs has a lot of power and can very much influence conversations in the gaming community. Developers are more concerned with what those types of YouTubers are saying about their games than what sites like Kotaku are saying, by far. YouTube drives gaming purchases.

Beamer seems really out of touch. Gamers care what these YouTubers think, and so do developers.


I didn't say that "no one cares what the guy thinks," I said "what does it matter that he's 'going after' something?"

I'm fairly certain that, if we did a poll of BluesNews posters, who are admittedly a very older segment of gamer, you'd find more people have never heard of him than people who think he's important.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 23:03 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 16:45:
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 14:32:
Who cares what he's doing?

Apparently around 3 million people. That's more people than care what Kotaku is doing these days.

YouTube is the only place that matters to most gamers these days as far as gaming news and opinion, and he's one of the more popular gaming personalities on there.

Get with the times dude.

So, he's a fraction as popular as Pewdipie?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 14:32 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 04:29:
Flatline wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 00:05:

Someone needs to put them on prozac quick. Sounds like they're feeling suicidal.

Considering the amount of bad blood that kotaku has generated? It's sure not the dev's that have anything to worry about. Boogie going after kotaku All that's needed now is TB.

Only GamerGaters seem to think a Boogie is a thing, let alone it's important if a Boogie is "going after" something.

He seems like a less popular Pewdiepie - a guy who makes his living on YouTube. Who cares what he's doing?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 14:31 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 11:18:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 11:14:
Kajetan wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 05:17:
Sometimes i wonder ... what do people on BluesNews NOT hate? Not that i have a special love for Kotaku, but blacklisting a media outlet is NOT a good thing. There is nothing to cheer about.

Oh give it a rest with that bullshit already. Yes, we rip on stuff...that deserves to be ripped on and we also praise the stuff that deserves praise. Kotaku deserves to be smacked down. You don't run amok and not expect consequences. You want corporations to be your pals then you have to play ball with them. As the old expression goes, there's a way thing ought to be than there's the way things are.

Why would anyone be friendly with someone who is hostile them, leaks their secrets and causes them embarrassment. And worse, they do it not out of any sense of responsibility, but solely to make money. The assholes of Kotaku aren't some paragons of virtue being hard done by here. If your business is predicated on co-operation from the companies you speak about on a regular basis than you better toe the line. If not, fuck them in the ass sans lube and go your own way - which is what Kotaku chose to do here. They made their bed, now they have to lie in it.

Youre one of the most contrarian people on here Cutter. Im not sure whether you are are liberal, a conservative, a communist, a fascist an anarchist or just an asshole. What is the point you are trying to make here? Why the hate for Kotaku?

He's a Cuttertarian. He's liberal when it benefits him and conservative when it benefits him.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 14:30 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 01:27:
They're not especially sympathetic to Kotaku's argument that publishers are trying to 'hamper independent reporting in pursuit of a status quo in which video game journalists are little more than malleable, servile arms of a corporate sales apparatus'."

Oh noes. They're not sympathetic to that? I WONDER WHY??!

(hint, Ars: Maybe it's because for 15+ years, you game "journalists" have been sucking publisher dick and regurgitating press releases rather than do anything that could even remotely be construed as actual journalism.)

So no, no sympathy. Fuck that. Kotaku have been some of the worst publisher mouthpieces, and now because they've published like two articles that "revealed" something (and please, half the fucking world knew the next Fallout was going to be set in Boston, as early as like 2011), all of a sudden they're the Champions of Gaming? Fuck Kotaku.


Lol, from the Kotaku article:

They will claim we are “hurting video games,” and, as so many do, mistake the job of entertainment reporting for the mandate to hype entertainment products.

Oh pot, you and kettle, always at it.

The problem is, Bethesda is angry at Kotaku for, you know, doing actual journalism. Finding out about games in development is actual journalism.

Kotaku sucks, but the reason Bethesda is angry at them is because they did the exact thing people keep asking them to do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2015, 15:49 Beamer
 
commonperson wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 13:12:
Beamer wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 11:44:
Most of them are available with Windows. The Alienware one is $50 more with Windows. It still seems overpriced to me.

Wrong it's 50 dollars CHEAPER with Windows (depending on where you shop)

Endgadget has it wrong, you need to verify it on the Alienware site.

Steam Machine starts at $450.
Alpha with the same specs is $50 more, and that's after a $50 instant rebate.

I can find deals that had it down to $329, which will probably apply to the Steam Machine, but that author got it for $269, which I'd easily jump on.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2015, 11:44 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 11:10:
Steam Machines were supposed to protect us in the case MS went full closed garden. If it flops that was a lot of failed time from the moving desks, that could have been HL3 dev time. What is interesting I would be more interested in these machines running windows. These are nice compact machines that avg joe's could use instead of typical pc's. IMO those have a place, specially those who would like to go from console to pc but are a bit behind the curve.

Most of them are available with Windows. The Alienware one is $50 more with Windows. It still seems overpriced to me.
 
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News Comments > Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances
6. Re: Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances Nov 5, 2015, 17:56 Beamer
 
Just found out my company is moving to W10 next year. Even better, the replacement age for laptops is moving down to 3 years from an ungodly 4, and it'll be 2 for hybrids.

I'll be eligible for a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book. Can't wait. Beats the 6lbs POS HP from 2013 they gave me when I joined. Lugging it home sucks. Lugging a Surface home will be ridiculously easy. Or even unnecessary, as they'll finally let me virtual machine in with my desktop. Then I just need the Surface for travel.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
27. Re: Morning Screenshots Nov 3, 2015, 18:29 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 18:08:
Anyone who plays a Bethesda game for its graphics really should know better.

Yup. Skyrim was ok if you didn't mod it, the rest were all well below average, even on consoles.

That didn't hinder my enjoyment the tiniest bit.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 2 Released
8. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 2 Released Oct 27, 2015, 19:05 Beamer
 
Raven wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 18:55:
There is pretty much no chance of this press release being true at this point. End of the day, and still not available to download on PC through Steam...

You sure about that?

I assume you mean Minecraft, not Minecraft: Story Mode. Regardless, it's on PC, just not on PC through Steam. Valve doesn't have to get 30% of the entire PC market.
 
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News Comments > Hideo Kojima's Konami Exit
11. Re: Hideo Kojima's Konami Exit Oct 20, 2015, 00:02 Beamer
 
edaciousx wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 20:58:
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 18:41:
End of an era. And now Konami becomes a gambling machine/mobile developer. Yikes. Can't fault them for going where the money is but it's tough to watch such a longtime and high quality developer go this way.

my friend works at konami and i'm down the street from it. I hear the us hq is pretty jaded. a lot of people there just want to stay there for the great benefits and not much else. sad. and people get forced out, no one really gets fired. They get moved to a position they hate and hope that they will let themselves out, kind of like what happened with Kojima.

Interesting. My friends at Japanese companies usually dislike the benefits, as many Japanese companies give the minimum legally required.

This is when European companies are great
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 19, 2015, 07:31 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 04:39:
He probably meant the pipboy edition... (?)

No, he's mocking the need to preorder something that isn't physical, as if there's a chance all your local stores would run out and the only option to get it the first week is ebay.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta Extended One Day
55. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta Extended One Day Oct 13, 2015, 08:41 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 08:15:
Jaded? Im jaded because a game I would probably like, and buy (despite my aversion to EA and Origin) misses functionalities that were standard in first person shooters since the original Doom??? I don't even know how to respond to this, maybe youre trolling me 'cos of my views on StarCitizen or something...

Not saying you're wrong about whether they should include them, but Doom had neither a server browser nor a ping counter. That wasn't standard until Quake 2.

Remember how we all needed QSpy to find Quake servers? That wasn't standard, that was a third party app made to solve a problem id didn't.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda's BattleCry "Concerns"
17. Re: Bethesda's BattleCry Oct 9, 2015, 08:33 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 11:50:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 10:57:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 10:52:
Bethesda said something very similar before they screwed over Human Head Studios on Prey 2. This sounds very much like internal politics and someone at corporate trying to "send a message" to the developers.

How is canceling a piece of shit game "screwing over". Bethesda would be one of the last places to NOT want a return on their investment.
If they do cancel projects then it must really be massively shitty. If the developer can't do a better job then you cut the fuckers loose. Good riddance. Simple as that.

Look up Rogue Warrior if you want to see only one of the many horrible games that Bethesda has put their name on. Not to mention how virtually every one of their open world games has shipped with massive bugs, many of which take modders to fix. I wrote a thing about this back at the time. Pray 2 may have had issues (no one really knows) but Bethesda is not the world's most virtuous company.

Remember, Rogue Warrior went through two studios, too. Bethesda gave it to Zombie, didn't like what Zombie was doing, pulled it, and gave it to Rebellion.
 
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