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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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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 19:51 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 15:18:
I rarely use adblockers, although lately on Blues the autoplay vids have been causing my browser to crash if I leave Blues open too long. So I was tempted. Interestingly, I see that the autoplay ads are gone today, replaced by static images. Hooray!

Yeah, yesterday it gave me that thing where the screen is about 10 letters behind the keyboard.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up
74. Re: Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up Oct 4, 2015, 23:05 Beamer
 
dsmart wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 13:58:
Beamer wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 12:12:
I'm less concerned about the sources and more irked (and that's the right word) that someone that fought for "ethics in journalism" didn't disclose all her tweets with Derek prior to this, considering that's 95% of what's on Deepfreeze.

Disclose their Tweets? Are you serious right now? Don't make me laugh.

Derek, you've been on DeepFreeze, you know this is 90% of what it takes issue with.

Me? I don't think it's a problem. Why? Because it's a small industry and everyone knows everyone. One GDC after party and you've met half the industry.

But you know as well as I do that Lizzy has been on a soapbox about undisclosed relationships, many of which equate solely to "they tweeted at each other a few times.

Clicking on a random journalist on DeepFreeze, sure enough there's bitching aboug a handful of tweets.

If these people can't follow their own "ethical guidelines," why are they so adamant about condemning others for not doing the same.


In any case, Derek has been picking battles with Roberts for decades.

Not false. You've never had nice things to say about him.

And I'm not saying you're wrong for this. And I'm not saying you have an agenda and are lying. But people sometimes see what they want to see. Nothing you've shown is an absolute smoking gun, so for now it's all with a grain of salt.

I won't give a dime to Roberts, but I won't join in to the character assassination. Let him do what he'll do. It has no bearing on me, no bearing on you now that you've gotten your refund, and no bearing on most people here. All this drama just distracts him and makes him even more likely to fail.

I say just keep letting him work, with asterisks. If he fails, so be it. If he succeeds, hooray, he did something you've been trying to do, with mixed results, for 25 years. You were ahead of your time. As times have changed, so have the targets, and I think he's in over his head more than you ever were, but at least he has funding for a large team. With these funding, I can't help but wonder what BC3000 would have been.

In any case, Derek has been picking battles with Roberts for decades.

False. Nice try. No cigar. Unless you can prove it, hearsay is inadmissible and bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up
69. Re: Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up Oct 4, 2015, 12:12 Beamer
 
I'm less concerned about the sources and more irked (and that's the right word) that someone that fought for "ethics in journalism" didn't disclose all her tweets with Derek prior to this, considering that's 95% of what's on Deepfreeze.

In any case, Derek has been picking battles with Roberts for decades. I see no reason to believe him here. No reason to believe Roberts, either. I've invested no money, I will invest no money, I simply don't give a shit about all this drama.

But man, do people like inserting themselves into it.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
32. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 29, 2015, 19:04 Beamer
 
Also, at this point, it baffles me that we still have "PC gamers" and "Xbox gamers" and whatever.

I understand making a choice for financial reasons, but many here make them for personal. Great games come out for all systems, I'll never get restricting yourself to one for anything other than cost reasons.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
31. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 29, 2015, 19:01 Beamer
 
Desalus wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 10:05:
descender wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 09:57:
RDR was a nightmare to control, it wasn't just your gamepad.

The gameplay was also really tedious and the story was crap. No idea why people are/were so obsessed with it.

Hmmm...I had the exact opposite experience. I found the game to be easy to control, the gameplay was fun, and the story was a lot more interesting than GTA IV. Perhaps westerns are just not your thing?

Westerns aren't mine yet I found it superior to gtav in every way other than the random weirdness of the open world online.

The atmosphere just worked so well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2015, 19:02 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 13:35:
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 11:17:
Task wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 11:00:
Well apparently he visited Congress and the Prez and he totally embarrassed them by saying to their faces, straight up, to stop arming conflicts. That made me smile.

I'm not catholic myself, but he seems like a very reasonable, down to earth guy. With his more "modernized" stance on current issues, he comes off as really cool...


He's still socially conservative, but his stance is:

- Help the poor and fight income inequality: Government needs to address this

- Don't be gay and don't have abortions: This is a personal issue for people to struggle with, and government shouldn't be involved.

Since this is the opposite of what the GOP wants, they hate him. Even though they are the supposed "Christian" party.

He's also a man interested in science. He believes in climate change, evolution, and the big bang.

Meanwhile, Ben Carlson, a top republican candidate, believes in none of those, saying that evolution and the big bang are ideas put in man's head by "the adversary" (holy hell he uses that term) and that the Earth is 6,000 years old. The leader of the free world may be more opposed to science than the leader of Catholicism.

And, of course, with climate change, Jeb Bush has asked the Pope to leave the discussion to scientists (which, of course, Jeb isn't one, but he keeps discussing it) and calls it a "moral issue." How is science a "moral issue?" Is gravity going to be a moral issue next?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2015, 19:17 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 16:21:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 12:45:
BobBob wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 11:10:
My favorite food is peanut butter. If aliens abducted me and said, "We only have the ability to replicate one food item for you.", I'd ask for peanut butter!

Skippy? Or Jif?

Whole Foods 365 'Organic' brand. No added salt or sugar.

Other brands do the same, but yes, unless I'm using it to bake my peanut butter had better have peanuts be the first ingredient, and have neither sugar nor partially hydrogenated oils anywhere in it.

Additional salt, in some cases, isn't awful. From a guy that dislikes salt...
 
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