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News Comments > Mafia III Released
10. Re: Mafia III Released Oct 8, 2016, 01:36 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 23:57:
Kosumo wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 21:10:
Way to have an open mind about things .... totally your choice but what if the gameplay is good with some new freshness to it and is a lot of fun? Do you just not play it cos the character you play as in charge of your own mafia is black?

Anyone who is playing want to give us some feed back.

I know that there is some issues currently (locked 30fps and some talking about crashing - that can be true for some and not for others) but the game does still seem interesting to me.

Any views (about the game) good or bad, would be good thanks. (Unless your purple, I don't like my Bluesnews comments from people who are purple )

Right. I can't identify with that anymore than I could playing a chick. Same reason I never got into Tomb Raider or ever played a female toon in an MMO. Wtf does an open mind have to do with anything? I really like some kinds of food, drink, art, etc. and really hate others. Yet, apparently, you as the arbiter of what everyone should and shouldn't like doesn't think that's acceptable. Seig Heil Adolf!

Why do you need to "identify?" I love Mario, does that mean I need to identify with a short, fat plumber? I played Oblivion as an Orc, does that mean I need to identify with an 8 foot tall idiot with neon green skin?

Makes no sense to me. You guys have weird priorities in gaming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: What’s the Longest Humans Can Live- 115 Years, New Study Says. Oct 8, 2016, 01:34 Beamer
 
Wait, you think people lived 400+ years because one single source says so?

One single source that implies dinosaurs used to plow fields for us?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2016, 17:53 Beamer
 
Snapchat has become the predominant way for advertisers to reach spend-happy youth.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed Oct 6, 2016, 14:23 Beamer
 
Return policies are always inconsistent.

I feel like it's an internet/gamer thing to always expect rules to be completely black and white with absolutely no room for human interpretation, but that's not the case and never will be. Not everyone who speeds (or even gets caught speeding) gets a ticket. Not everyone who steps out of bounds in the NFL is called out of bounds. Not everyone who gets a return from Steam will have less than X hours played over Y days.

 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Advertising Investigation
21. Re: No Man's Sky Advertising Investigation Sep 29, 2016, 05:43 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 05:36:
Numinar wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 00:21:
If this lawsuit sticks then there will be no marketing for games until a few months before release.

A lot of stuff gets cut real late, when you realise that a feature just can't be optimised or QA'd properly before release.

I'm pissed at NMS as well, though I believe everything they showed in the game was in it at some stage and possibly they even believed would ship. But time is a cruel mistress and you have to decide to ship late or cut, and they were already super late, maybe even running out of money. Those sandworms and dinosaurs seemed awesome in the trailers, but what can you do.

It's not a lawsuit.

Hello Games is still using bullshit E3 footage "this is what we hope to make" video clips to advertise the game on NMS Steam page.

This isn't a case of cutting content, you would first have to make the content in order to cut it.


This.

Going to their Steam page right now, the first video is the 2014 E3 video. This isn't about them using that pre-release, it's about it being a month or two after release and that being the first thing you see when you go to the Steam page to buy it.
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
39. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 17:43 Beamer
 
dsmart wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 15:42:
Prez wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 15:21:
I don't give a crap about all the drama surrounding Star Citizen - I'm into gaming, not soap operas. That said, having read this article and the one Blue posted last week about the troubled development of SC thus far, I started thinking to myself about all the games with this kind of troubled development cycle that have come out since I've been a gamer. Personally I can't think of one that has been released and even came close to delivering on the original promise of the game. The closest one I can think of is Homefront, but that game was merely average and could have been so much better.

Not one. Not a single one. Ever.

Not entirely true.

But Homefront was terrible.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Sep 27, 2016, 07:14 Beamer
 
shiho wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 04:34:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 08:52:
shiho wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 19:28:
At first I wanted to call the article "clickbait", but then realized what he's actually describing is the gaming's casual/accessbility/removing all challenge/"press the button and something awesome happens" trend.

Pac-Man becoming Pac-Mao is just a small part of it.

There is a weird tendency amongst some to call any article written to be goofy and fun "clickbait." I'm not surprised you're amongst those people.

There's a weird tendency among some to not read a post beyond the first 9 words. But I won't make any assumptions about you and will assume it was an accident.

No, I saw it. You changed your mind after reading it, and decided to interpret it in a way that makes you feel superior.

You still started to get offended at the article based on the headline, which is clearly satirical. Great that you got it after reading it, but that you didn't get it from the headline...
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
162. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 18:57 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 18:44:
Conservative hypocrisy over freedom of speech and their attitude that freedom means "everyone is free to do what *I* want" aside, it's not OK for liberals to censor. But this has nothing to do with Luckey, a hypothetical mob is not censorship.

So what's the difference between people criticising Luckey and people criticising athletes who kneel? Criticising the athletes isn't inherently censorship either. I haven't followed that closely but from what I have read, it seems that while Luckey is being criticised for what he is supporting, the athletes are getting criticised merely for supporting something.

(Obviously I think there are huge differences in the merits and importance in each case too but "it's different because it's different" isn't a great answer.)

(PS. "You don't get to" is an antagonising way to argue. Sorry, but someone had to say it and if it was Orogogus he would sound petty.)

I mostly agree with your PS. But Ogogogus' original point was essentially "your side is doing it and therefore my team isn't." So when I point out that his team is doing it, him coming back and accusing me of using the argument he used is beyond disingenuous.

You can't call someone out pretending they used the argument you used, especially when they're not using it but stopping you from doing it.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
160. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 18:11 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 17:18:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 16:44:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:15:
Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?

I like how Orogogus completely ignored this point and went straight to "It's the liberals man!"

The fact that the opposition is censoring doesn't mean your team isn't doing it, too, when it mobs up. And it looks worse on the side that claims to be tolerant and inclusive. "Nuh-uh, conservatives!" is a crap argument.

No. You don't get to do this. You don't get to do the "stop saying the other team is doing it, too!" card.

You said the liberals are holding back free speech. That would imply only the liberals. I pointed out conservatives are doing it, too.

Meanwhile, it's only the conservatives that have made "free speech" a rallying call. Liberals are not doing this. Liberals understand that, if you do something shitty, people will call you shitty. Only conservatives are trying to rally around the freedom to be as shitty as you want without any repercussions, even if those repercussions are just other people using their own free speech.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
154. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 14:21 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:14:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:50:
It's less about what they've actually done and more that Palmer Luckey tried to anonymously raise funds for a pro-Trump PAC.

If you don't care about how racist it is or isn't or what anyone's actually done, then I don't see how this isn't just mobbing up on anyone who supports the candidate you don't like and trying to make them unemployable.

Why would you not care about how racist Trump is? That's the whole point here. He's trying to use his money to raise the money of those much less fortunate than him in order to support a candidate who pushes policies that are counter the interests of a significant chunk of his company's audience.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2016, 14:09 Beamer
 
vvenaya wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:18:
Are they also going to require this from all other sites ? like wikipedia? This sounds alot like internet censorship to me.

Did you click through?

The bill, AB-1687, requires that all sites that have paid subscriptions that allow people to post resumes and other information respect requests to remove information relating to age -- or just not post this information in the first place.

The real push for this is for smaller actors and actresses to not be written off for their age. For actual stars, that cat is long since out of the bag. But if you're a 35 year old waitress who's had 3 roles and obviously no Wikipedia entry, this is a nice way to not get shut down immediately.

I'm not then saying its goods outweigh its bads, just that this is the primary impetus.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
152. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 13:50 Beamer
 
It's less about what they've actually done and more that Palmer Luckey tried to anonymously raise funds for a pro-Trump PAC.  
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
150. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 13:15 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:10:
See, this is why there's no freedom in this country anymore. The constitution provides you with many rights to live how you want and even say what you believe, but your fellow man... society at large... is now the oppressor and censor. The bully, in fact. But, that's what happens when we're lead by liberal fucktards hell bent on bullshit hypocritical policies of so-called "tolerance", although they are completely INtolerant of anyone with views or opinions that differ from their own.

Are you arguing to tolerate intolerance? Again, Trump isn't a normal candidate, and what Luckey did went beyond "supporting" him.

Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?
 
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News Comments > MINECRAFT Exploration Update Plans
2. Re: MINECRAFT Exploration Update Plans Sep 26, 2016, 12:19 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 11:33:
Completely useless. Modders have already added a thousand times more quality content than is in the base game.

Though it's high on Minecraft, the share of people who mod will always be low. It's a lot of time spent on what could end up being inferior content.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 26, 2016, 10:54 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 10:40:
Glad to see ITT was essentially shutdown by the gov. Evil pricks preying on our kiddies.

Not our kiddies. For profit universities have a much higher average age. They prey more on our 25-36 year olds than our kiddies.

Sallie Mae preys on our kiddies.

The real difference is Sallie Mae preys on optimistic people to young to know any better and too inexperienced to comprehend the amounts and lengths of time being discussed, For-Profits prey on our discouraged, despondent, and desperate who can barely make ends meet and will try anything to improve.

There have been numerous stories about the likes of ITT marching homeless people down, having them register and get loans, then never be seen again, knowing the loan companies would never manage to track them down.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Sep 26, 2016, 08:52 Beamer
 
shiho wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 19:28:
At first I wanted to call the article "clickbait", but then realized what he's actually describing is the gaming's casual/accessbility/removing all challenge/"press the button and something awesome happens" trend.

Pac-Man becoming Pac-Mao is just a small part of it.

There is a weird tendency amongst some to call any article written to be goofy and fun "clickbait." I'm not surprised you're amongst those people.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 26, 2016, 07:10 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 02:44:
Jivaro wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 11:44:
People are going to give up their steering wheels kicking and screaming but the roads, particularly in urban and metropolitan areas, would be safer if we all used robot cars.

Humans, as a species, can't drive for shit. Too selfish, too self-absorbed, and too aggressive. The last 20+ years or so of obscene traffic in our major cities has basically provided all the evidence we will ever need to factually state that robot cars would save lives.

Unfortunately humans, as a species, have another detrimental characteristic. We don't actually place much value on facts that don't either maintain our comfortable status quo or benefit us directly and immediately.

The robot car is the invention that could save thousands of lives annually but we will be so slow to adopt them that I suspect it will be decades before the mainstream population accepts them.

Folks in rural areas are a different thing. I can understand why Bubba Joe in a town of 1000 people in western Montana doesn't have a use for the tech and doesn't want anything to do with it. The lack of traffic, the amount of dirt roads..etc etc...that makes sense to me.

With out paying drivers, and with robot car insurance super cheap (b/c 10x fewer accidents) ordering a robot taxi or Uber is simply going to be the cheapest option for 80% of people. The cost will drive the migration, and hangers-on will have to pay through the nose for 2 reasons:

1. Cars with steering wheels will become an expensive niche item

2. With so few people in the pool, car insurance rates will skyrocket.

Yeah, I had this conversation with my dad recently. He was arguing that an Uber is more expensive. I asked him how much his car cost, and how many hours per week he uses it. Then showed him what percentage of time the car spends sitting in the driveway solely taking up space, and how much he's paying per hour in the car. Combine that with a robotic Uber likely costing less than current Ubers, and the cost looks much, much lower, not even mentioning that he could have put the $50,000 into the stock market and seen it grow.

And, I also believe a very significant chunk of millennials are dying to not be tied to cars. They already have the lowest percentage of people with driver's licenses since they became a requirement. I moved to NYC over a better offer in LA in part because I was dying to get rid of the need for a car. Life is so much nicer without one. No more need to circle around looking for parking somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
29. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 25, 2016, 22:52 Beamer
 
Zanthar wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 21:14:
I hope Hillary has a seizure on stage. Foaming at the mouth, shitting and pissing her pants suit, eyes going all wacky. Now that would be entertainment.

You're a gem.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
31. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 24, 2016, 11:16 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 23:15:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 22:08:
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 20:48:
What a load of garbage, far right fantasy with no relevance to reality. Honestly, pointing out bigotry is demagogy? Trump isn't just an embarrassment, he is dangerous.

It's legitimately terrifying that people believe that.




I presume you meant shiho. When I say dangerous...

Trump is just Cutter with money.

Of course, and wow. Just wow. That's the single most accurate post I've seen here in ages.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
75. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 24, 2016, 11:11 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 03:25:
This is Mozilla and their CEO all over again. I'm sure they're lining up to attack Hillary on her anti-gay marriage stance annnnnnny day now...

Annnnny day...

One she held 20 years ago?

20 years ago I thought Korn was a good band.
 
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