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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program
14. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program Apr 14, 2016, 11:54 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 08:13:
Like watching 2 crippled guy duke it out in the bar

Says the guy agreeing with SpaceCaptain?
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program
7. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program Apr 14, 2016, 07:15 Beamer
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 04:35:
People always bitch about linear shooters, but when one that isn`t appears, nobody`s interested.

The `Murica! angle aside it`s supposed to be a dynamic battlefield kind of game. Very curious if they`ll manage to pull it off...FPS AI has been put on hold since Halo, seeing as the only thing that matters these days is MP.

Because AI is generally a bad investment. In order for AI to shine, the character needs to stay alive long enough to see it. In order for that to happen, they either need to be bullet sponges or you need to be very inaccurate. Neither of those are fun. So while AI has improved, it's rare for the player to even notice. Plus, sometimes dumb AI is dumb because it's more fun for that. In real life, if a guard notices you he'll radio other guards, they'll lock the area down and turn on all the lights, and you'd be found and killed immediately. That's no fun in games, so they're coded to go "huh?!" and forget you within 30 seconds.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Launches Survival Mode
10. Re: Far Cry Primal Launches Survival Mode Apr 13, 2016, 20:59 Beamer
 
BurntSoul wrote on Apr 13, 2016, 19:31:
Cool, The large map still available + more fog of war and the stamina trade off for fast travel are really great. I Didn't know this as I'm currently focused on playing the game on Normal settings, and normal difficulty. I wonder, do they remove or severely nerf the opening up of the fog of war upgrades? I would think so, just curious.

Yeah, so for those that are griping about a huge company getting on the band wagon - well why not? They are not stupid. The single player campaign is in a pretty unique setting (not many FPS games are in BC), they can pull in the FarCry mechanics that work for them, the game is absolutely beautiful and taming pets + using them as a weapon or for travel is a bonus and smart. The fact that they added Survival mode + permadeath option (free as part of an update, I think) is fantastic as it just adds and enhances future play throughs with a different feel.

Am I a fanboy? Did you really have to ask? Loved Blood Dragon, really cheesy jokes - I was in 80's heaven. Same mechanics as other Far Cry games. I'm not looking for the 2nd coming of Christ in a game, I just want to enjoy myself at the end of a long day!

PS: This is a little off topic, but...I think people on here should post something positive about a game they like once a week, or something hopeful about a game they haven't played. It may just change your future outlook on games in general.

Anyway, I was stoked when I first played and finished Castle Wolfenstein on my Apple II+ back in 1981. It was the height of graphics and sound back then and the story was fleshed out in two sentences on the box. My friend and I would take turns playing the game having chips and soda. I know I still remember it because it was just an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon in the summer. I don't ever remember bitching about how simple the game was, or how much the sound wasn't like real-life, how much it cost me to buy it. Not even sure if there was music. I could have complained that the f'n keys were set for a righty, but then again I don't think you could even rebind the keys. I think I would have had a seizure (pissed my pants and foamed at the mouth uncontrollably) if the next game I played in '81 was Far Cry: Primal.

In the early 90's I wrote a paper in college about Virtual Reality, that it would be available to consumers in 20 years, and you can experience it today the way I imagined it would. It's only going to get better!

Life is short. Stop bitching and enjoy yourself!

I consider FC3 and FC4 in the top 3 games of their year. With Orcs Must Die and FTL.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Tease
13. Re: BioShock Infinite Tease Apr 13, 2016, 14:22 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Apr 13, 2016, 10:18:
My guess is remaster gimmick treading their same super linear, on rails game.

When people say this, I always wonder if they remember actual on-rails games.

 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Launches Survival Mode
6. Re: Far Cry Primal Launches Survival Mode Apr 13, 2016, 09:04 Beamer
 
This sounds miserable.

Roguelike options are fun in games that are played in short bursts, not 40+ hour open world games. These changes don't add enough variety to play through multiple times, but are too restricting for your first playthrough.

Not to mention taking away navigation and fast travel options would make any game like this miserable. Exploring is fun, but returning to explored places is significantly less so. I didn't mind so much in FC4, because I just autogyroed everywhere, and autogyroing with a grenade launcher in one hand never got all that old (and getting places never took too long), but... though I've yet to play this FC, I can't imagine there's a short manual way from point A to point B.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar North Lawsuit
4. Re: Rockstar North Lawsuit Apr 12, 2016, 17:00 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 14:53:
He claims he was denied access to their offices on April 1, 2015 when he attempted to return from his September 2014 sabbatical,

"LOL! Nice elaborate April Fool's joke. Right? Guys?" - Leslie Benzies

That's not surprising. Games companies often have very good sabbatical programs. With some studios, at the 10, 15, or 20 year point (depending) it's a full year off.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tourney Sets Records
6. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tourney Sets Records Apr 12, 2016, 12:28 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 12:04:
I tried a few rounds of CS:GO a few months ago, but it just felt crap to me. Which was weird because the last time I played CS before that (I believe it was CS: Source) it played and felt pretty good.

I played, and defended, CS:S a bit when it came out and was hated.

I spent thousands of hours in the betas, though, and everything post whatever beta added bots and cars felt weird to me. Beta 7? I don't even know. CS:S was different enough to not feel weird to me.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
27. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 21:36 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 20:27:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 19:42:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

Choosing a favorite hobby then committing very deeply to it isn't comparable to being born a race or religion.

That said, as mentioned, part of it is that these people believe they're the one true gamers.

Like every sect ever are the true believers.

edit: And yes it's comparable. Equivalent, no.
Besides what's being compared isn't the identification, it's the particular tactic of persecution. Stereotyping.

Yes, but again, it was said by gamers about a bad segment.

I mean, you're acting as if the jackasses on Xbox Live haven't been mocked here, specifically, for over a decade.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
25. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 19:42 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

Choosing a favorite hobby then committing very deeply to it isn't comparable to being born a race or religion.

That said, as mentioned, part of it is that these people believe they're the one true gamers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 11, 2016, 16:06 Beamer
 
Echo Red Park wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 15:58:
Fuck the little watches, when are we going to get the "Predator" arm-sleeve computers?

With built-in nuke?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
21. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Apr 11, 2016, 14:39 Beamer
 
Tulwinn wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 13:55:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.
Exactly, I didnt get the impression he was referring to all gamers. The quote marks make a difference. I "really" like going to work every day.

Part of GamerGate was always a misunderstanding, deliberate or otherwise, of Leigh Alexander's poorly written screed against "gamers."

It wasn't about all people who play games, or consider themselves gamers, but a certain subset of people absolutely obsessive about how they're the only real "gamers" and everyone else is a chump. When you see the people in CoD or LoL that love using racist insults, or other things that form a toxic community, they're also convinced they're the real gamers and everyone else is lesser.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 12:55 Beamer
 
I'm guessing handmade toothpaste has no fluoride. Is Cutter a fluoride truther?  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
19. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 12:53 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 11:36:
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 04:57:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 14:23:
If you put yourself out on the Internet abuse is expected wrong though it may be.

Also? "Narcissa?" That's just asking for it.

The only reason it`s expected is because "gamers" are a bunch of misogynistic, bigoted assholes. And I don`t mean just the death-threat posse, anybody who stays silent or puts up a snarky comment - like yours in this case - unfortunately qualifies.

And, being named Narcissa is an excuse for abuse? Really? Don` t let me start on nicknames here then buddy...

This is a remarkably bad comment on so many levels. It makes false assumptions based on your own personal views. You try to make people seem like they're part of the "problem" if they don't share your view point, again bad logic. Your logic that anyone who doesn't speak up in support of a view you have is somehow equally as guilty as a vocal internet subset is frankly obnoxious.

Gamers are a subset of society like pretty much any other demographic. I hope you're going to be equally as vocal about people with feminist views who threaten others as we've seen happen both online and even on this site. Someone deleting a twitch account over abuse is regrettable but I feel no need to condemn obvious stupidity nor does it make me part of any problem. I'm not the internet police and frankly neither are you despite your attempts to play the part.

That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
24. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 14:45 Beamer
 
sauron wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 14:37:
maddog wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 13:42:
I don't really mind Windows 10. It's been okay for me so far.

But I will not be buying games in the Win10 app store. Was burnt by GFWL so no more buying into MS.

Too bad really. Was wanting to play this game.

Yes, this is exactly how I feel too. Win 10 isn't awful, but I definitely won't be buying anything in the Win 10 store.

Microsoft basically has a license to print money. Why do they always make such stupid decisions when it comes to entertainment?

I actually like it a ton, really only having two minor complaints.

But I've had it for two months and don't even know where the Windows Store is, let alone have any interest in finding it and finding things on it. I've never seen anything in W10 advertising it or pushing me to it or even linking to it. I literally wouldn't know it exists if not for everyone discussing what a failure it is (those could also be connected.)
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
23. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 14:43 Beamer
 
Jamil20 wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 11:55:
We are 100 percent committed to the PC-gaming space
- Phil Spencer, Microsoft's Xbox chief

Uh-huh.

Eh. I mean, 100% committed doesn't mean 100% perfect, especially now.

I know UWP mocking is kind of fun, but yeah, new technology sucks, news at 11. It'll get better. The ultimate idea, making it easy for Xbox devs to port to Windows, is a good one for Windows users, because it increases the likelihood of more games.

You can't expect it to be great at launch, but that doesn't make it bad or a bad idea. It may turn into that, but this is just evidence that it needs more iterations and devs need to learn how to use it.
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
80. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2016, 12:08 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 11:52:
Wraith wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 11:31:
It's possible to have female friends, but genuine female friends are women you have a mutual respect with - not women you have a secret yearning to fuck.

So men can only be friends with women if the women in question are ugly/sexually unattractive?

Ever wonder what someone like this does if they end up with a woman they feel is attractive reporting to them at a job?

Is it:

* Sexually harass them?

* Fire them in favor of a man or less attractive woman?

* Pay them 77 cents on the dollar?

Or all of the above?
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
78. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2016, 11:51 Beamer
 
Wraith wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 11:31:
Beamer wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 09:23:

I always find it interesting that "real men" are the ones convinced that anyone else is only nice to people so it will "gain him pussy."
So you're nice to women and men in equal measure in equal ways are you dude?

Horseshit.


It's like you people (yes, you people) can't fathom someone doing something for reasons other than direct personal gain.
Dude, I don't suffer the illusions about self that you clearly do. Men are nice to women because they want pussy.

It's possible to have female friends, but genuine female friends are women you have a mutual respect with - not women you have a secret yearning to fuck.

Do you "neg" them? Do you mention your bedroom to them, referring to it as "where the magic happens?"

Men like sex. Women also like sex. Yet, I suppose outside of you, we all manage to work together, hang out together, befriend each other, etc., even knowing there may be a sexual attraction that may be one-sided and, regardless, will likely never be acted upon.

Some people can control their urges. Others sit around pining and crying in the shower, unable to do anything or have any experience with the person if it doesn't lead to immediate sex.

Interesting which of those two you deem "real men."
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
71. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 8, 2016, 09:23 Beamer
 
Wraith wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 09:21:
Julio wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 05:08:
By "elimination of men", I mean elimination of what men are and what real men are. The SJW focus is about trying to make men weak, powerless, feeling less than equal, not have the ability to single parent their children, and take away their manhood. Sure it will work on the weak-minded males out there including all those coming out of the woodwork on this site, but there are still plenty of us who are real men with spines.
Ain't that the truth. The weak male is the natural ally of the feminist - he has no power of his own and hopes that allying with the feminist cause will gain him
pussy. He is, of course, mistaken.

Indoctrination of the young at "educational" institutions, ownership of the media, and now they're putting their extremist beliefs into games. They'll quote bullshit like "women are paid less than men" when they aren't for the exact (and I mean exact) same job.
I think Milo Yiannopolous is right when he says the upcoming great political conflict is not going to be about left versus right, but about cultural authoritarianism (which, granted is primarily driven by the regressive left) and cultural libertarianism.

I always find it interesting that "real men" are the ones convinced that anyone else is only nice to people so it will "gain him pussy."

It's like you people (yes, you people) can't fathom someone doing something for reasons other than direct personal gain.
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
30. Re: Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints Apr 7, 2016, 15:59 Beamer
 
Desalus wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 15:06:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:41:
Desalus wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:27:
BTW, what actually is the Minsc gamergate joke?

"Really, its all about ethics in heroic adventuring." when protecting a woman, I think.

That's it? That and a transgender character has people up in arms? I guess I have to step back and remember that the gaming community has a fair amount of right wing social conservatives in it who can't stand this type of content in the games they play.

It has a small group with an extraordinarily thin skin that loves to get outraged, all the while accusing everyone around them of the same (and it may be true of those people, but doesn't make it any less funny when they rage and rage over such minor things.)
 
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News Comments > Beamdog on Siege of Dragonspear Complaints
24. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2016, 14:35 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:33:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:29:
Was there this kind of outcry when Dragon Age introduced its gay character? Or when Mass Effect allowed same-sex relationships? I don't recall anything this big.

There was, but to a smaller extent, and mostly confined to the angrier, more alt-right corners of the Internet. But that was pre-GamerGate.

And before a certain group of gamers decided that a certain type of person was somewhat of a blanket problem.
 
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