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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2017, 15:34 Beamer
 
Hoop wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 14:45:
I know I'm late to the party but I did say I would like to share my take on Doom 16 single player.

Having just finished last years Doom campaign I would like to express my gratitude to all those involved in making it, I had given up hope my experience of Unreal 96 would ever be surpassed.
As with Unreal & Half-life Doom succeeds by constantly constricting scale, replacing intimate corridors with expansive awe-inspiring new killing zones.
Weapons are introduced slowly & upgrades nescessary, double jumps allow the arms to scale obstacles, rhythm is found intuitively.
Fluid motion of enemy is faultless their use of the environment a dance of death, aside from inevitable boss fights nothing breaks the flow.
Maps are layered & complex tightly folding back on each other like origami painted & lit to perfection. Having dished out mayhem & with levels this beautiful I enjoyed quietly taking in the views before progressing.
Sound effects are the best to pass through a 7.1 headset, complimenting the carnage they create genuine atmosphere & movie like immersion.
The fact that all the above loads fast & runs like melted butter on Ultra settings is incredible, I truely feel privileged to have experienced this Doom in all it's glory.

Yeah, in some ways it almost felt like a rhythm game, but in a good way. As you said, it was a dance - you needed to be in perpetual motion, circling around and blowing things up. Lots of people hated that you could one-button execute enemies for additional stuff, but that kept the dance fueled in a way that retreating for more health or armor wouldn't. It turned well timed dying enemies into a resource.

I loved it. Only complaint was that I couldn't start over with my progress saved, starting me as a super soldier and allowing me to find everything I'd missed. You can go back and replay levels, but not save in them, so if it was a 3 hour level and you played an hour then exited, when you went back you'd have to start over again.
 
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News Comments > National Committee for Games Policy Takes on Loot Crates
5. Re: National Committee for Games Policy Takes on Loot Crates Nov 27, 2017, 15:31 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 14:59:
Well, a lobby group can benefit customers or it can hurt them, this one currently does neither

This seems solely set up to try to make those involved more powerful and influential.

From the looks of it, pretty much having their name read by the 20 of us who will actually click through works - they're nobodies. Just trying to involve themselves in an issue they feel they can make a name for themselves with and gain some rewards from.
 
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News Comments > Nioh Mouse Support This Week
13. Re: Nioh Mouse Support This Week Nov 27, 2017, 15:28 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 13:58:
Beamer wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 13:25:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 13:13:
After all these stupid artificial small delays in controls (holding a button to do something, delay when actually moving, making strafing less useful by making it slow, delays when switching weapons, etc), added to make console players look better, I am not surprised something like this is happening to games nowadays...

How does this make console players look better?
Does lesser control somehow not hold them back, too?
And, given that there is no cross-platform, where is one able to compare console vs pc players in a way that these inferior controls would make console players look better?

Sometimes I think some people have no clue what they're talking about and just want to rag on the issue they find most bothersome. At least CJ admits he just singles out Microsoft at inappropriate times to be a troll. You are being genuine in your misunderstanding of poor game design and hatred of console players.
If youre a PC gamer from the 90s or 00s on, you would know exactly what I mean.
Console gamers are not used to a mouse. You would be surprised how many even play shooters on the PC with a controller. Even many Youtubers and Streamers admit to it and explain it exactly like I do.
And of course it makes it better for them, because they have more time to react. PC players can react far quicker, but not with artificial delays. Then they are almost on the same level as console gamers.
Take Fortnite for example. Play it as someone who plays CSGO. You will instantly notice all the artificial delays, how sluggish it feels and how weird the aim is, and then check how players play it with a controller. How well they can aim (often not even aiming where mouse players would normally aim) and owning mouse players hard.

As for it being irrelevant if there is no crossplay... Do I really have to explain to you that the vast majority of PC games are console ports? Since when are they modified heavily to make them better on PC? Ever noticed the horrible controls on PC in even GTA games? Why dont they improve them? They have all the money in the world for that tiny adjustment. Because they have to be comparable, or ore people would stop buying console games, if the controls are far better on PC.

But please, keep trying to explain your inability to comprehend simple facts by blaming others...

You know that every single poster here was a PC gamer in the 90s and 00s. This place is almost exclusively men in their mid-30s and above who grew up on shareware. Playing the "if you were a blah blah blah" card is absolutely pathetic here.

Console gamers are not used to a mouse, this is true. But how having more convoluted controls on the PC makes them look better still isn't explained by you. I mean, hell, you're already assuming they're playing on the PC, I think, which would make them PC players. Console players are, you know, playing this on their console.

You've effectively described shitty ports, which everyone knows exists, yet said they exist due to "making the console player look better." Nothing you've explained comes close to pointing towards this being a deliberate decision to make console players look better.

You're desperately trying to blame console players instead of ineffective/lazy devs and a reduced incentive to polish PC ports. Seriously. Reread what you wrote and tell me how "making console players look better" explains any of it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Nov 27, 2017, 13:28 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 13:15:
Beamer wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:27:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:21:
I wonder if that Petition is actually going to do something.. even if 1 million people signed it.

I highly doubt their contract has a clause that the license can be revoked if 1 million people sign a petition.

No, but the contract definitely has some sort of clause that states if EA mistreats the Star Wars property that Disney has the right to revoke the contract. I think generating a ton of negative press and getting governments involved less than a month before a new Star Wars film is a clear breach of contract.

It likely revolves around reviews and sales, not some general "mistreating."
In any case, this petition has as much influence as the vast majority of petitions - absolutely none. It doesn't tell Disney anything it doesn't already know, and there's no chance it's actionable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 13:27 Beamer
 
In law school we were allowed laptops. Unsurprisingly, they were a distraction. You could sit in the back and see people shopping, or playing pinball or minesweeper. You could use messaging software to text someone an answer when they were called on, or in some cases, ctrl-f in the digital book.

For my MBA, we were not allowed laptops. It was the right decision. The discussion in class was lightyears better.
 
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News Comments > Nioh Mouse Support This Week
6. Re: Nioh Mouse Support This Week Nov 27, 2017, 13:25 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 13:13:
After all these stupid artificial small delays in controls (holding a button to do something, delay when actually moving, making strafing less useful by making it slow, delays when switching weapons, etc), added to make console players look better, I am not surprised something like this is happening to games nowadays...

How does this make console players look better?
Does lesser control somehow not hold them back, too?
And, given that there is no cross-platform, where is one able to compare console vs pc players in a way that these inferior controls would make console players look better?

Sometimes I think some people have no clue what they're talking about and just want to rag on the issue they find most bothersome. At least CJ admits he just singles out Microsoft at inappropriate times to be a troll. You are being genuine in your misunderstanding of poor game design and hatred of console players.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Nov 27, 2017, 12:27 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:21:
I wonder if that Petition is actually going to do something.. even if 1 million people signed it.

I highly doubt their contract has a clause that the license can be revoked if 1 million people sign a petition.
 
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News Comments > Get Flight Unlimited 2K16 for Free
9. Re: Get Flight Unlimited 2K16 for Free Nov 26, 2017, 00:36 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 16:14:
Microshit should be sued to hell and back for tainting the legendary Flight Unlimited name with this shitfest.

Also lol @ Windows store. Uninstalled and never to be seen again, fuckers.

When CBS airs a movie you dislike, so you threatened to sue them?

Or when GoG offers a free game you hate?

Microsoft didn't make this, it's just sold on their store. This isn't hard. Stop constantly being in a state of extremely aggravated ignorance.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
60. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 23:50 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 20:07:
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 19:10:
I didn't say ruined, reduced. The crates I got were worth $0.01. Being told I earned either a penny or the right to pay $3 is crazy to me. When I play something like CoD, when I get a reward I get something new. When I play CS:GO, it's maybe something new or maybe an opportunity for Valve to make more money from me.

With CoD you're talking about unlockables right?
I fucking hate unlockables. I don't want to grind for weapons. In a MP game all weapons should be accessible to all players from the beginning.

Other than the psychological concerns, and sticking to your experience receiving a reward that you had to pay for... would you have a problem with Overwatch's crates which you can open for free?

Hell, I'd be OK with csgo if you could also win free keys.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
52. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 19:10 Beamer
 
I didn't say ruined, reduced. The crates I got were worth $0.01. Being told I earned either a penny or the right to pay $3 is crazy to me. When I play something like CoD, when I get a reward I get something new. When I play CS:GO, it's maybe something new or maybe an opportunity for Valve to make more money from me.  
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
43. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 15:53 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 15:00:
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:36:
I've said it here a hundred times, but the loot box system in CS:GO definitely reduced my enjoyment. It turned something that should have been fun and rewarding into something shallow and cynical.

I understand how Valve-style lootboxes (random/progressive box drops, have to buy the key, random purely-cosmetic item with varying degrees of rarity) can be seen as gambling and are specifically designed to be psychologically addictive/appealing... but I don't understand how that negatively affects anyone who doesn't wish to participate.

Lootboxes with gameplay affecting items, grinds for unlockables, P2W... I definitely get how that ruins a game.
But what's the problem with cosmetic items (aside from potential for addictive spending)?

Because locked crates were a reward. "Congratulations, you earned the right to pay us $3!"

If they were something you could always buy, fine, I wouldn't care. It's that they were treated as a reward that bothered me. Earning something sets off that little animal part of your brain, right, sending endorphins. Then to find out you need to pay $3 to redeem your reward? That's like Nigerian princes telling you that you've inherited $10,000,000 but need to pay them $1,000 to access it. Cynical and frustrating.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 13:49 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:41:
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 08:37:
Again, who is celebrating Clinton?

I didn't say people were celebrating him, I said the left gave him a pass. Gloria Steinem's infamous 1988 opinion piece was a case in point. In no way did the Democrats turn on Clinton the way that NKD suggested is an endemic problem, and at the same time I think a Republican president boinking interns would have come under fire (while, yes, the Republicans would have ignored or "forgiven" it).

I think people on the left are mad at Franken because his actions were fucking gross. It wasn't just a gropey photo. I don't think it was "trivial" and I don't think it's okay because it was a one-off. It does make it better that he apologized, and that she accepted. I don't think he'll end up resigning or being forced out, especially since Tweeden has said she doesn't want him to, but he probably doesn't get to run for president. There are feminist groups pushing him to resign, but this is a feminist issue. I don't get any kind of feeling that the party is going to ask him to step down. I don't know how much more forgiveness people want out of this, and I don't know what other cases NKD is referring to.

Redmask said celebrated, not you.

Clinton got a pass because it was 20 years ago, and the people angry now weren't in position to pay attention back then (because most were young.) Once something comes up, and it almost definitely will, it will be addressed and I'd wager no pass is given.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 13:45 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:43:
I guess we tax salt too while we're at it? Didn't work out too well in the past when governments tried it

Regulation, taxation or education? Interesting situation. I don't know if taxing sugar is necessary but regulation on the other hand, I am coming around on that.

We can always just reduce the sugar tariffs, reducing the revenue and therefore power of the US sugar industry. Or, maybe, just opening it up to foreign money and making it even more powerful...
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
35. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 13:36 Beamer
 
I've said it here a hundred times, but the loot box system in CS:GO definitely reduced my enjoyment. It turned something that should have been fun and rewarding into something shallow and cynical.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
13. Re: Morning Patches Nov 22, 2017, 11:22 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 10:02:
webber wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 07:21:
Which mod do you need if you want the combat to be less of a hack, slash, dance?

The one that sells your PC, buys a Nintendo and starts playing kiddie games like Super Mario Bros.

C'mon, why is "kiddie" an insult, and SMB is as much an adult game as any. Perhaps not adult themed, but is there anything wrong with an adult enjoying it?

Of course not. Deeming things "kiddie" is usually a better indicator of immaturity than playing the things people deem "kiddie."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 08:38 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 07:48:
You're trying too hard to be offended yet again, a common theme. Look at what he was responding to. The original poster wondered why his show was around so long and Asmodai pointed out that he had help from a woman in covering it up. His info came from the story, not his own opinion.

I'm not offended, I'm thinking he's offended. Everyone on the internet always thinks everyone else is offended.

You don't think it's interesting that he called out the name and gender of the woman who did it? That he makes a point of calling her a woman? Why do so many of these people stick around? Management protecting them. O'Reilly had it. Weinstein had it. This guy had a woman.

That it was a woman is insignificant to anyone but him. He needed to bold it, even. What was important to him was she was a she, not that she was powerful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 08:37 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 07:53:
Yeah, we're the best! Let's celebrate our shared politics and keep posting until our hypocrisy is hidden way down on the list!!!!!!! WOOOOOO

Again, who is celebrating Clinton?
Most people you are rallying against outside this board likely don't even remember Clinton, as they were single digit aged for his presidency.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2017, 08:36 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 08:13:
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 07:45:
LittleMe wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 03:41:
NN is corporate propaganda. You are useful idiots. Regulations often inflate prices and protect markets to exploit you the consumer. Look at what the FDA has done with drug prices for example. They want to do the same thing to you with Title II. I'm not saying an ISP like Comcast is good but I don't think Title II or strong handed socialist regulation was the answer.

An open market and competition is the much more powerful answer to be sure the Internet is free and open. You the consumer need to have the power, not the feds and not the incompetent FCC.

Now direct your anger at your local government to open up more competition to give you more choices. That would be constructive.


Says the guy who thinks Flat Earthers have interesting things to say and deserve our attention.

Again, do you realize EVERYTHING you believe is a conspiracy theory with no facts behind it? EVERYTHING. EVERY SINGLE THING.
No he does not realize it, he even thinks you're a conspirator.

Yup, I'm rolling in NASAbucks and SorosDough.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2017, 07:45 Beamer
 
LittleMe wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 03:41:
NN is corporate propaganda. You are useful idiots. Regulations often inflate prices and protect markets to exploit you the consumer. Look at what the FDA has done with drug prices for example. They want to do the same thing to you with Title II. I'm not saying an ISP like Comcast is good but I don't think Title II or strong handed socialist regulation was the answer.

An open market and competition is the much more powerful answer to be sure the Internet is free and open. You the consumer need to have the power, not the feds and not the incompetent FCC.

Now direct your anger at your local government to open up more competition to give you more choices. That would be constructive.


Says the guy who thinks Flat Earthers have interesting things to say and deserve our attention.

Again, do you realize EVERYTHING you believe is a conspiracy theory with no facts behind it? EVERYTHING. EVERY SINGLE THING.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 07:44 Beamer
 
Asmodai wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 05:18:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 14:07:
Charlie Rose is the latest scumbag.

I never did like his show and couldn't figure out why he was around for so long.

Shoulda read the article...

That woman said she complained to Yvette Vega, Rose’s executive producer, who dismissed the allegations as “just Charlie being Charlie.”

Life is good when you're a pervert with a female in management willing to cover for you.

I like how you find the one woman involved in all this to justify... something... to yourself.
 
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