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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 27, 2017, 11:40 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 10:11:
Let's find a way to tie this into politics!

Exactly what a liberal would say!
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
22. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 20:10 Beamer
 
there was misunderstanding in the community that we're officially involved in the project

Is there, though?
Epic said:
We love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version

Who thinks that means "PUBG is officially involved!"
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
16. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 18:02 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 17:41:
Blizzard didn't invent the MMO Wheel but it did refine it. Same goes for every genre. But Epic Games was putting out marketing material using the PUBG name. It is the Battle Royale "genre" which you could use FPS, MOBA, RTS, etc, but no the explicitly used PUBG in referencing their game, which is a pretty big no no among devs.

But is it a pretty big no no. Again, these aren't commercials, this is devs talking. Do you really not remember people saying they were influenced by System Shock, or Doom, or whatever game?
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
14. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 17:27 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 16:34:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 16:05:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 10:50:
Game isn't even out of Early Access and it has to rip off another game. Not looking good.

I have to question your thought process. What is wrong with making a feature in your game better than the opposition? That process has been going on for eons. In the end we as players end up benefiting.

How anyone can construe that as bad.....

Fair observation.

You make game A. Game A is in Early access finally after a year or two of being pushed back since it was announced. Game A is in Early Access, so instead of putting all resources into it to get the game shipped, they are putting more resources in a game mode trying to bolster it's sales by 1) copying another games mode, and 2) literally using other games name in marketing to promote your own game.

I have no problem with 1, (except the game needs to ship first), but I do have problems with 2.

But are they? They're saying they were inspired by games like PUBG. They aren't putting out commercials saying "this is PUBG but better."

And, regardless, this isn't new. Again, in the 90s, everyone said "we loved Doom so much we wanted to make a FPS." Or "we loved XCOM so much we made a turn based game." If you go on to Kickstarter damn near every game pitch is "we loved this game and this game so we decided to combine them." How many games described themselves as spiritual successors to System Shock?

Why are you drawing a line here?
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Free Weekend
11. Re: LawBreakers Free Weekend Sep 26, 2017, 14:11 Beamer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 13:56:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 13:52:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 13:48:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 13:30:
Whaaaa? But CJ Parker told me there was room for at least four more AAA shooters! He told me, and I believed him! Bigcry
Was this the post you were referring to?
CJ_Parker wrote:
It's about 20 bucks too expensive for a digital title. Wake me up when the GOTY goes on sale for under $4.99 at best..
Valve sucks and there is room for 5 more triple A shooters, easy..

Derp. It was Slick, not CJ (Apologies, mate!):

This is a bullshit argument (most of the rest of your arguments are bullshit too).Every year in gaming is the year with the "most FPS players ever". There is room for more than 4-5 games. I don't remember only 4 Drama movies being released last year because of the "over saturation of the Drama genre in movies".

Funny that CJ coincidentally said the same thing.

Slick’s argument is flawed. Movies are a couple hours’ worth of commitment. If each person who bought this game only played for two hours, it’d fail even if a million people bought it.

Yup, I can watch a movie once and understand it really well. I can watch several movies in a day. Most people only watch a movie once.

To understand a game really well, you need hours in it. And people rarely jump between games, because it's not much fun to master multiple games at once - they play one repeatedly until they're bored of it. Games also get better with a larger player base, as there are more people to play with, shorter waits for games, and more variety of style, so people will flock to the game with the momentum.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 26, 2017, 13:59 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 13:07:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:50:
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:16:
You are actually correct Timmeh, this specific case is different - and not as bad - as what Clinton did. No one actually says that it is, but I can see why you'd assume that.

Nowhere near as bad. But still hypocritical. But definitely not comparable, and outside of the "LOCK HER UP" chants, something of a non-issue.

Yep, it's not that this is awful. It's that it's funny.

I don't know anything about any Howard Stern stuff, is this going to be A Thing for a while?

I still go to Yahoo in the mornings as a somewhat decent news aggregator (it seems to get worse every single year, but is still better than many that I find, partially because its targeting is weaker so I see a wider variety), and there were four or five different headlines about it.

Hopefully it dies today. Nothing overly interesting (oh! he'd use a condom if he boned Princess Diana... who cares? oh! he has groped Melenia in public! any guy has groped his girlfriend in public!) and I don't see the point. "Grab them by the pussy" was a bombshell. "I am annoyed by my ex wife" isn't.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Beta Preloads
7. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Beta Preloads Sep 26, 2017, 12:56 Beamer
 
Smoke Wagon wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 07:08:
I've heard that PC MP is limited. Like, 6 vs 6 or some crazy crap like that. Is that true? I thought/hoped COD WWII would have at least 32 person mp (maybe even 64?)...?

On the flip side, if you want that, you can play that. Battlefield offers it. Some people still prefer smaller experiences. I personally hate Battlefield, but love Counter Strike. CoD is more akin to old DM games, with smaller maps and smaller battles. One person can have a big impact, and it's a blast. Put me there with 63 other people and I get bored.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 26, 2017, 12:50 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:16:
You are actually correct Timmeh, this specific case is different - and not as bad - as what Clinton did. No one actually says that it is, but I can see why you'd assume that.

Nowhere near as bad. But still hypocritical. But definitely not comparable, and outside of the "LOCK HER UP" chants, something of a non-issue.

Which, also, I consider the stuff from the Howard Stern interviews released today to be. Wish this wasn't making headlines. Gross guy says gross things on gross guy's radio show. I don't consider Howard all that bad, in part because his movie was surprisingly sweet and painted him in a pretty good light (even if it was about how he wooed a woman, and how sad he was that his career damaged her, and came out right before he divorced her.) Nothing Trump said was worse than anything else other guests say, nothing was particularly shocking, and he hedged quite a bit of it. The guy's one of the worst on the planet, but the Howard stuff was mostly kind of tame.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 26, 2017, 08:58 Beamer
 
Luke wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 08:25:
Incl bots

While true, their bot issue is nowhere near Twitter's. I'd say it's actually not an issue at all.

Instagram is kind of brilliant in making receiving advertising desirable. I have a bunch of local restaurants following me, and I follow them, and see cool new dishes or events they're hosting that I'd never know about otherwise. For less local brands, they can still put up cool images that you actually want to, and choose to, see. It helps that you can get so much in a very short interaction. Which makes sense for me to say - I hate video for wasting my time. An image can convey all most videos do in five seconds, rather than 30 for the video.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2017, 22:36 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 21:39:
The problem is Epic games is flat out using the PUBG name in marketing their PUBG ripoff mode in Fortnite.

Is it in their marketing, or just what people are saying in interviews? Didn't every fps dev in the mid 90s discuss Doom?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 25, 2017, 20:17 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 19:20:
LOL, I just read at the Guardian that the glass backs are more expensive than the screen to replace.

Apparently the glass back is to facilitate wireless charging?

Oh! Yeah, that's what I meant, sorry. My old Windows Phones had poly backs, and my S8 has glass, so they had wireless charging.

I think it's more expensive to replace under Apple Care, but that's because Apple drastically reduced the cost of the screen to make Apple Care more appealing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 25, 2017, 17:44 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 14:21:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 12:50:
That moto-z shattershield, yowza

Yeah, I have a Moto X Pure which I've dropped several times, no problem. Not from that high of course. Good phones for the price.

What's the point of a glass back, anyways? Just style?

Signal.
 
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News Comments > Intel's "Best Gaming Processor Ever"
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 25, 2017, 17:44 Beamer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 17:16:
Still dont see any reason to upgrade my 4790k @ 4.8ghz. GPU would be a better investment for gaming at this point, but the only card I'm looking at is the 1080ti, which still costs too much for the performance gain I would get from it. Probably going to take some new game that utilizes the shit out of these new processors to make me upgrade. Cyberpunk 2077 maybe?

Why would you ever upgrade that now?
I am running the same CPU, and built my system January 2016. Since my monitor is only 1080p (though 16:10), it runs anything I throw at it incredibly well. My system before it lasted 5 years. Towards the end it was, well, Far Cry 4 didn't look so hot. But I'd expect this system to last another 3 years before I think about any changes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 25, 2017, 17:42 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 16:54:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 14:22:
MeanJim wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 12:21:
Why can't they lay cable like that all over the US?

Because then they couldn't charge $100/month for 10mbits down, 1mbit up.

Also, laying new cable cuts into the Hookers and Blow Fund, so why bother since there's nowhere else for consumers to go.

Who is "they"?...;) Some of you guys are so cynical.

I live in the US, my ISP is Comcast, I get 110mBs/down & *up*, unlimited cap, great for Netflix and gaming, cable HD TV--several hundred channels of stuff, and unlimited landline phone service (no LD charges) for $60 per month for the whole package. I'm also on an EWAN in our apartment building for Internet--which definitely helps as I just plug into an RJ45 jack, no modem required. There's a jack in each room in the apartment, and this also supports the wife's Internet access for her separate computer as well--no more paying for separate IP addresses (Comcast dropped that years ago, unless you need it for commercial purposes.) Have a printer and Blue-Ray player on the Internet network as well. If you are paying an ISP $100 per month for 10mbits down, 1mbit up--you need to get a new ISP!

Unless, that is, you are talking about wireless phone service--which, for the Internet--is a gigantic rip off, imo. No way I'm ever falling into that n00b trap...;) They murder you on the hardware, and then they murder you on Internet fees--and caps as small as 5GB a month (which I will often do many times over in a single day.) No way!

Link me to where this package is available.
I'm not saying you're lying, but Comcast doesn't give you this. You just mentioned a package more like $200. The only way to get it for $60 is to play the stupid game where you threaten to disconnect your service every year.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2017, 17:32 Beamer
 
Keep hoping the Giants lose. The longer they go without a win, the more likely they clean house. The more likely they clean house, the more likely they end up hiring a close friend of mine to come in and help fix it. Then I get box seats at games. I think we can all agree we want me to get that!  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 25, 2017, 07:48 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 04:28:
NKD wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 21:52:
Still J.R.E.

What were you expecting, the Spanish Inquisition?

C'mon now, hardly anyone expects the Spanish Inquisition. Like, tens of people, tops. That's like, barely anybody!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: New AMD Drivers Support Dual Vega GPUs Sep 22, 2017, 13:45 Beamer
 
I mean, if CBS would have passed on a new Star Trek on its own network, feeling that it wasn't going to be strong enough to pull in ratings and warrant investment, but was willing to take a shot on it for its own streaming site...

What would you rather have, a new Star Trek series on whatever stupid streaming site CBS has, or no new Star Trek series? Those were almost definitely the options.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2017, 12:59 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 12:57:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 03:42:
When you stop; I stop.


I still love you man.

Shhhh! That's forbidden in, like, one line of his favorite book, one line people weirdly pay really close attention to as they eat their shrimp and toss around footballs!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Why Facebook And Google Are Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates. Sep 22, 2017, 12:33 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 11:14:
Cutter wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 10:58:
Uh because they're fucking evil?

What are you talking about? can you please stop being an SJW?

Let's put it this way, it's a lesser evil. Without USA going army crazy, NAZI/Emperor Japan/Communist China might all be in charge. Not to mention maybe some sort of islamic caliphate type enlightening.

Sure they start wars for natural resources and global power plays but at least they aren't interested in completely destroying human progression, I'll remind you that USA is still basically the leading edge of technology and space exploration. You have no further to look than SpaceX/Google for that.
Read the headline he used.

He's being anti-Google for not kissing his ass. Again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2017, 12:31 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 11:01:
Like anyone is going to notice HDR support on a phone, rofl.

Why wouldn't they?
 
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