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News Comments > Harsher Overwatch Leaver Penalties Planned
8. Re: Harsher Overwatch Leaver Penalties Planned Jun 10, 2017, 09:51 Beamer
 
theglaze wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 12:12:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 11:27:
It would be nice if they allowed back-fills for comp games, just make it so the back-fill couldn't lose SR; maybe make it a user option.

If more aggressive penalties is not working, maybe they should focus on making the experience better for the team down a player.

I’m totally agree with backfills; I don’t understand why they do not permit it.

CSGO is the same; the last comp match I joined, a teammate disconnected in the first 2 minutes… we then had to compete 4(+bot) vs 5 for the next 30 minutes!

Thousands of players are searching for matches every second in Overwatch… why can’t there be a backfill?

CSGo is a 2 week ban, I think, for leaving. And at least the dead can take over a bot. Still a huge disadvantage.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2017, 15:42 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 14:56:
For breakfast a couple times a week, I enjoy FAGE all natural plain Greek yogurt with a little blue agave sweetener, crushed up all natural granola bar, and fresh berries (raspberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries). Healthy, satisfying, and tastes F'ing great!



Fage is the only one I like. Chiboni tastes like chalk, and the major brand greek yogurts taste like the same stuff the rest of the major brands taste like.

Growing up I loved the Yoplait Custard Style banana (which recently came back.) Like, adored the stuff. But about a decade ago, probably closer to 12-14 years (i.e., when I started buying groceries for myself), I tried to be "healthier" and get more yogurt.

Quickly realized something I've seen pointed out elsewhere - damn near every non-fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt tastes the same. Close your eyes and you can't tell if it's Boston Crème or Crème Brule or Key Lime Pie... they all have the same underlying flavor of "chemical" and a bit of something else, something only noticeable if it's citrus.

If I'm going to eat yogurt, I'm going to do Fage with a bit of my own local honey added. But I can't deny a soft spot for banana yogurt, still.

As an aside - Noosa is pretty damn good tasting, particularly the Strawberry Rhubarb.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 8, 2017, 14:05 Beamer
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 11:24:
Netflix doesn't give a shit about net neutrality anymore so I can't see them even bothering with this petition even if it were up to them.

What does net neutrality have to do with this petition? It's weird. Google doesn't serve sardines in their cafeteria so I can't see them caring about the amount of potholes in their parking lot!


Anyway, Netflix has no say in this. Fox signed deals with other streaming services, which is why their shows are falling off of Netflix. Netflix isn't happy about it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Jun 7, 2017, 13:24 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 12:13:
Dogs don't care if they have to climb down in to a 55 gallon barrel to get chow. If there's food there, they're going for it.

That's actually one thing I hate about certain dog breeds. Food drive is annoying as hell. At work, one guy had a black lab. If you mentioned the word "breakfast" she would drool like crazy. If anyone dropped anything on the floor, anywhere in her sight, she'd lunge for it like a maniac. Problem is, she was leashed to a desk, so if it was out of reach (and it always was) she'd nearly snap her neck.

With those dogs, you need to feed them when you need to feed them. With other breeds and all cats, you leave food out and they eat when they're hungry. So much, so much better. I love labs and retrievers, but could never deal with that kind of food drive.
 
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News Comments > Steam Direct Fee is $100
23. Re: Steam Direct Fee is $100 Jun 4, 2017, 10:45 Beamer
 
30% is basically standard for digital stores everywhere, and $5000 shouldn't be a barrier for anyone. Did you complete a game but lack those funds? Kickstart the five grand, with your finished game behind it. Finished, not in progress.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Jun 2, 2017, 00:01 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 22:51:
Beamer wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 15:22:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 14:21:
I think that was Beamer, and in the context of Fallout it seems clear to me he was talking about giant world RPGs. Because otherwise, Diablo 3 and a few other ARPGs are doing well, and I believe the new X-COM games, too.

He also said big budget games, and Tokyo 42 doesn't look like a big huge game, but on the other hand Diablo 3 totally is and the XCOM games weren't small change, either.


Fair enough, Diablo and XCOM, though that's three in the past 5 years. I still say it's a dead style. One AAA isometric game may trickle out each year, but to me, that's dead.
Shadowrun? Battletech? Civ 6? Divinity Original Sin? Total Warhammer? Stellaris? AotS? Cities: Skylines? PoE? Invisible Inc? Lara Croft: GotL? Grey Goo?

Most aren't AAA releasea. They don't have marketing budgets of significant size. You won't see ads for them on TV.

Civ is different, too. You can't make that a much different view.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jun 1, 2017, 15:22 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 14:21:
I think that was Beamer, and in the context of Fallout it seems clear to me he was talking about giant world RPGs. Because otherwise, Diablo 3 and a few other ARPGs are doing well, and I believe the new X-COM games, too.

He also said big budget games, and Tokyo 42 doesn't look like a big huge game, but on the other hand Diablo 3 totally is and the XCOM games weren't small change, either.

Fair enough, Diablo and XCOM, though that's three in the past 5 years. I still say it's a dead style. One AAA isometric game may trickle out each year, but to me, that's dead.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jun 1, 2017, 14:16 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 14:04:
Thanks for the post Blue.

As I mentioned last night, this review is dedicated to whoever said that "isometric games are dead" in my last review thread xD

Is that a AAA game? No. I said AAA isometric games are dead.

And, weirdly, you thought that meant a whole lot more than merely perspective.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 1, 2017, 10:29 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 31, 2017, 14:52:
Why does my company keep patenting bullshit? We created a device to tell you how ugly your outfit looks, but we have hand scanners from 7+ years ago that are outdated as fuck.

Because they're waiting on this to replace you.

Amazon will be able to replace nearly everyone. Nearly all their MBA roles could be done by AI given how much pricing data and sales history they have.
 
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News Comments > Old Steam Forums Closing
21. Re: Old Steam Forums Closing Jun 1, 2017, 09:20 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 08:56:
aka_STEVE wrote on May 31, 2017, 15:19:
Yep, a text database history just takes so much money to keep around.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with that and more to do with creating a clean slate for developers and publishers with games that have been skewered on their forums. Sean Murray is going to be happy... I guess.

I mean, you don't actually believe that, right? Steam reviews, which I'd imagine are used literally infinitely more to determine whether to buy a game or not, still exist.

The forums were more used for "I'm stuck here" or "what strategy is best" or "has anyone else encountered this error message?," things that sadly should still be around.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2017, 16:32 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on May 31, 2017, 11:06:
Seven years for fulfilling every young males fantasy. Jesus Christ, only in America.

Yes, let's applaud the teacher that slept with a 13 year old.


Creeeeeeeeeep.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed May 30, 2017, 12:19 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:43:
Op ED - Is Polygon harming your sanity?

It's a book review, with the book somewhat positing that question, and the review ending with:
A Parent's Guide to Video Games is a useful little book for anyone whose children play games, and who wants to feel assured that there's no harm being done.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 12:18 Beamer
 
As an update to my complaints about how CSGO monetizes (again, really enjoying the game otherwise, so I'm not saying this makes the game bad), I received 2 drops in my first 6 hours (one a weapon skin, the other a box I needed to pay $3 to buy a key to open and get another weapon skin), but I've received no drops since. That's about another 15 or 16 hours of no drops at all.

The only game I can really recall playing with random skin drops like this was the Quake Champions beta, and while it was a beta, I was getting 2 or 3 skins every hour or two. Frequently duplicates, but the skinner box was constantly being pressed. With CSGO, I feel like drops happen for me so infrequently that why even care? Which is probably what Valve wants, to get me to just buy what I want, but I'd be more likely to if I were getting skins I didn't like (though I could sell those for ones I did, perhaps putting less money into their economy.) Instead, drops are so infrequent that I'm entirely demotivated about weapon skins at all. No weapon feels like "my" weapon because I haven't earned anything I use with any regularity, so why care at all?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2017, 11:10 Beamer
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on May 30, 2017, 11:08:
Ji-dge? Jai-dge? If I can't parse a games name, that isn't good in my book

Read the description - it's basically Judge Dredd.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
52. Re: Game Reviews May 29, 2017, 10:55 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on May 28, 2017, 18:32:
Beamer wrote on May 28, 2017, 12:43:
Slick wrote on May 27, 2017, 03:58:
Beamer wrote on May 26, 2017, 10:06:
Fallout was dead. Big budget isometric games are dead. You can spend all your time angry and mourning them, or you can play what's out there and enjoy it for what it is.

So you're saying that games with interesting characters, lore, world-building, fun game mechanics, satisfying puzzles, introduction to new ways to interact in a 3D space, inventive death loops, gravity puzzles, wall-walking, portals, and mind-fuckery turning a rock into a planet to explore is all dead? Says who? you?

"All games are now only about spending 30 minutes scrounging for garbage to fabricate 12 shotgun shells only to never want to use them in a fight while being bored stiff reading office e-mails and exploring nearly identical corridors in a bland spaceship until it ends. ENJOY IT FOR WHAT IT IS, THIS IS ALL WE HAVE NOW."

Give me a break.


No, I said isometric games are dead. Not sure how you got the rest of that. Fact: big budget isometric games are dead. The people who whined about Fallout 3 not being isometric were lost causes.

The rest, I have no clue where you got that from. No one had a clue what the content of F3 was back when all the whining was going on. But it's really, really weird for me to say "isometric is dead" and you to follow with all of that other stuff.

Are you serious?

You took my argument and made an analogy to Fallout.

You're saying that Prey 2017 ditching all of Prey 2006's trappings is somehow analogous to Fallout not keeping alive a dead genre (isometric POV in Fallout's case).

Okay.

I retort by using your own metaphor, to carry over to my example, that the key elements of the game in question (Prey 2006) are "obsolete".

I literally took YOUR analogy and ran with it.

Then you attempt to cockblock me because I'm not talking specifically about isometric games. I think your analogy isn't, in fact, an analogy at all, and that you possibly don't understand what an analogy is, and are quite possibly talking out of your ass.


Ugh. You missed my point. You're blinded by your love of a slightly better than mediocre game that only about 5 people were interested in a sequel of.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
40. Re: Game Reviews May 28, 2017, 12:43 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on May 27, 2017, 03:58:
Beamer wrote on May 26, 2017, 10:06:
Fallout was dead. Big budget isometric games are dead. You can spend all your time angry and mourning them, or you can play what's out there and enjoy it for what it is.

So you're saying that games with interesting characters, lore, world-building, fun game mechanics, satisfying puzzles, introduction to new ways to interact in a 3D space, inventive death loops, gravity puzzles, wall-walking, portals, and mind-fuckery turning a rock into a planet to explore is all dead? Says who? you?

"All games are now only about spending 30 minutes scrounging for garbage to fabricate 12 shotgun shells only to never want to use them in a fight while being bored stiff reading office e-mails and exploring nearly identical corridors in a bland spaceship until it ends. ENJOY IT FOR WHAT IT IS, THIS IS ALL WE HAVE NOW."

Give me a break.


No, I said isometric games are dead. Not sure how you got the rest of that. Fact: big budget isometric games are dead. The people who whined about Fallout 3 not being isometric were lost causes.

The rest, I have no clue where you got that from. No one had a clue what the content of F3 was back when all the whining was going on. But it's really, really weird for me to say "isometric is dead" and you to follow with all of that other stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Morning Mobilization May 28, 2017, 12:41 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 27, 2017, 20:14:
Personally, I think this is a solution that is more likely to prevent jaywalking: https://youtu.be/SB_0vRnkeOk

Plus, it's more fun.

When I moved to Manhattan earlier this year, it was a bit of culture shock that A) New Yorkers walk so damn fast, at least during the work week, and B) no one pays attention to pedestrian stop lights: if it's clear, you go. Trying to tell everyone their daily behavior is wrong is a difficult sell; incentivizing different, safer behavior, is probably easier. The trick with this idea would be finding a way to keep it novel, so that people continue to be entertained while waiting for the green light, even when they see it everyday.

And here I was, thinking I liked you.

Slow moving people are death.
Worse, people that don't cross when it's clear. Moving to Seattle was a culture shock for me. In Cincinnati, it bothered me, but the downtown was typically so empty it never really hit me. In Seattle, I remember one of my first days there, crossing a street with no cars in either direction, then looking back and seeing the people standing on the corner utterly shocked at how brazenly I ignored the walk sign.

In Cincinnati, though, it bothered me as a driver. Every day, on my way to work, I'd need to make a right onto a road. There'd be no cars as far as the eye can see, yet pedestrians would wait until they got the walk sign, then slowly walk. Cars would wait for them to clear, and about two cars would get to turn per light. I'd sit there some days 5 to 10 minutes, knowing the car in front can't turn on red without risking a ticket, but those pedestrians can walk because there were no cars anywhere in sight. Their unwillingness to walk was costing me quite a bit of time.

Then, of course, in Seattle, a friend of mine got a jaywalking ticket, so maybe some cops do weirdly care.

What bugs me more in NYC is the stupid cabbies that endlessly honk when the light is green, as if the person not moving is doing it because they're lazy and not because there's no way for them to make a turn without running over pedestrians who have the walk sign.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
70. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 27, 2017, 11:18 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 26, 2017, 19:40:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 26, 2017, 15:59:
Christians not violent? What fucking bizarro world is this taking place in?

I'm Christian, and I'm not violent. I don't even own a gun.

You shouldn't stereotype. That's very intolerant.

And yet every day a Christian murders someone in America. So you're also stereotyping.

Or you're reading the word "all" where it wasn't written. Fact: Christians are violent as a whole, as are virtually all groups of man, but not all Christians are.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
51. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 19:25 Beamer
 
Also worth pointing out that, while the villains are Christians, so are the protagonists, so...

 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
49. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 18:35 Beamer
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on May 26, 2017, 18:00:
Heh people arguing over fairy tales, SMH. That anyone still believes in this 2000 year old shit with the vast knowledge we have accumulated is a testament to sheer ignorance.

I don't see this setting, under the FarCry formula, as being a good idea. Game looks like it would be cool as a survival type game though.

Seriously, though, Montana just elected a Congressman that believes Noah lived to be 600. Not only does he believe this, he uses it as proof that Americans shouldn't retire. We should work till we die.

I know I said it already, but upon learning this yesterday my mind literally broke.
 
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