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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 23, 2016, 22:08 Beamer
 
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.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
13. Re: Nope Sep 23, 2016, 17:12 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 16:42:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 15:47:
The most common complaint I see of her is "why isn't she showing this game, which doesn't have the trope?!" I mean, it answers the question - it doesn't have the trope! It's like if I watch a Youtube video about cats falling off of TVs and complained that it didn't feature any cats not falling off of TVs to demonstrate that not all cats fall of off TVs.

My complaint is her cherry picking and outright lies in order to suit her agenda. Look up the video where she used Hitman Absolution as an example. As someone who has finished that game, she straight up lied about it and the creator's intentions with the scene she uses.

I don't dislike her because of her arguments, I dislike the fact that she distorts her research and outright lies in order to be able to make the point she wants to make. It's the same kind of crap Michael Moore pulls. But at least Michael Moore didn't take a ton of crowdfunding and donations, only to never finish the project, even years after it was funded. She has still not delivered on all her originally planned episodes and Kickstarter rewards, even though she's now moved on to another project. And especially considering the production quality and hilariously bad research in her videos, it's insane that it's taken this long, given many YouTubers put out better videos on a daily basis. But getting work done means she can't collect tens of thousands of dollars giving woe is me speeches.

If you listen, she isn't discussing solely Hitman. She says "many games" and discusses a few points. She never says "Hitman is an example of all of these."
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Nope Sep 23, 2016, 15:47 Beamer
 
EndoSkull wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 15:11:
I have no respect for her at all.
Originally I was interested in the original kickstarter - I thought it might be interesting - it turned out to be an agenda with bias research and ignorance.

This kind of cracks me up, though. She didn't say "I'm going to do a careful evaluation of how women are treated in video games, and compare it to how everyone is," she said "This video project will explore, analyze and deconstruct some of the most common tropes and stereotypes of female characters in games. The series will highlight the larger recurring patterns and conventions used within the gaming industry rather than just focusing on the worst offenders."

That says right there "I'm looking at tropes and stereotypes, which means a bias. I'm not showcasing games that don't have the tropes or stereotypes, because this isn't about women in gaming, it's about tropes and stereotypes about women in gaming."

The most common complaint I see of her is "why isn't she showing this game, which doesn't have the trope?!" I mean, it answers the question - it doesn't have the trope! It's like if I watch a Youtube video about cats falling off of TVs and complained that it didn't feature any cats not falling off of TVs to demonstrate that not all cats fall of off TVs.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
39. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 14:50 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 13:37:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:39:
Ravor wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:20:
Here we go again!

No no no. I refuse to let this thread of garbage posting, generalizations, unfounded assumptions based on nearly no evidence (in either direction), Derek Smart, and accusations of "arrogant twits" steal the thunder from the Palmer-Luckey-is-funding-Trump-propaganda thread, which should be full of the exact same stuff!

Why don't you get off your damn high horse for a change, because the people you keep looking down on are no worse than you are, you hypocrite.

We have very few green tag posters here. Treating the one left like garbage won't encourage any more to come. We can engage with him without some of the awful things people say to him.

He's one of the few non-anonymous posters, and one of the few that's done something in this industry, whether we respect it or not. Makes some sense to give him a bit more respect than people were showing him there. It was cruel and going for the jugular for things that hardly need it. Derek has given us no shortage of ammunition, but constantly using it just discourages anyone else from showing up as a green tag.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
28. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 13:14 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 13:08:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:39:
Ravor wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:20:
Here we go again!

No no no. I refuse to let this thread of garbage posting, generalizations, unfounded assumptions based on nearly no evidence (in either direction), Derek Smart, and accusations of "arrogant twits" steal the thunder from the Palmer-Luckey-is-funding-Trump-propaganda thread, which should be full of the exact same stuff!

Uhh, good luck with that?


Well, it took 22 posts for someone to mention "cocaine and hookers." Frankly, I feel like that gets mentioned on this board at least thrice a week. We're pretty high on the index for all internet sites for those references, haha.

Seriously, I see it here all the time, possibly mostly from one user, but feel like I last saw it elsewhere in the mid-00s. Edit - except for that kickstarter that fell apart due to half that equation.
 
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News Comments > Road Rage Video
2. Re: Road Rage Video Sep 23, 2016, 12:12 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 11:48:
Wtf, I could have sworn Road Rage was a trademarked game name by EA still.

This looks okay, but I'll probably stick with Road Redemption, to be honest.

Road Rash.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
7. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 11:10 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 11:02:
Heh, good luck Beamer. I'm just going to ignore you-know-who, you were right to call me out last time he was around.

It's not worth it. I know people saw it as a defense, but it's more... nothing is going to change. There's value, even in the insanity.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
4. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 10:39 Beamer
 
Ravor wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:20:
Here we go again!

No no no. I refuse to let this thread of garbage posting, generalizations, unfounded assumptions based on nearly no evidence (in either direction), Derek Smart, and accusations of "arrogant twits" steal the thunder from the Palmer-Luckey-is-funding-Trump-propaganda thread, which should be full of the exact same stuff!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 23, 2016, 10:08 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:02:
In 2007-2008 election period, Obama has not been subjected to 1% of the smearing and hatred that Trump has been at the receiving end of.

Obama isn't a massive bigot. Trump is. People hate Trump because Trump hates people.

While we're at it, how come Ben Franklin isn't subjected to nearly the ridicule that Richard Nixon is, they're both historic figures?! How come Enron is the butt of jokes while Tesla is lauded. It just isn't fair!!!!!11!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 22, 2016, 18:01 Beamer
 
But he is concerned people may not know that some are spreading rumors about her health.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
31. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2016, 17:48 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 17:41:
To me he seems he was painting with a very broad brush. I can't bring myself to feel offended though - this is Pachter we're talking about. I don't care about which platform is better; I just know which I prefer to game on. To each his (or her) own.

I think he's right to say that pc gamers are the least willing to say your last sentence. Console gamers bicker amongst each other, but pc gamers look down on both of them as "console peons." And console people seem to argue less as more and more own both.

Again, generalizations. But you see the pc gamer mentality frequently here. We can't have a single console topic without someone mocking consoles.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2016, 15:39 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 15:03:
Cutter wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 11:45:

I wonder how many of those assholes decrying that cat bag are all vegans who neither wear nor use any form of animal skin. Not many I'd wager.

Probably none of them are vegans. You're a meat-eater. Do you consume cat meat? Why not? Think about it.

More to the point, I don't think many people have purses with any animal head staring at you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
25. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 15:38 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 15:16:
We have now clearly established that Beamer is in fact Pachter.

I barely took out something that referred to Pachter as an arrogant twit, and if I'd had then I'd have nothing to argue against you with, haha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
21. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 14:48 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:43:
Beamer wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:38:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:31:
He's saying that all PC gamers are like this.

Incorrect. It is not about all PC gamers. I mean, honestly, if I were to generalize PC gamers, I'd basically say the same thing. And I am a guy that does my gaming predominantly on, and prefers to do it on, PCs. But I acknowledge that PC gamers can be really damn annoying.

I mean, generalizations are made on this board all the time. Marketers are inept, CEOs are psychopaths, feminists are nazis, Trump fans are morons. Do people here generally think the people mean "all?"

I disagree. I think Pachter meant all PC gamers. You can only generalize when most(maybe 80%+?) of a thing are a certain way. With Pachter's claim, most of PC gamers aren't like that.

This is why people got so angry about "Gamers are Over." Rather than looking around and going "man, this is right, there are a lot of really annoying people," someone said "NOT ALL GAMERS!"

Pachter absolutely did not mean all PC gamers. Occam's razor, even. There's absolutely no way anyone could say that and mean "all." At all. Pachter almost definitely plays games via PC himself, which would make him a PC gamer.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
18. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 14:38 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:31:
He's saying that all PC gamers are like this.

Incorrect. It is not about all PC gamers. I mean, honestly, if I were to generalize PC gamers, I'd basically say the same thing. And I am a guy that does my gaming predominantly on, and prefers to do it on, PCs. But I acknowledge that PC gamers can be really damn annoying.

I mean, generalizations are made on this board all the time. Marketers are inept, CEOs are psychopaths, feminists are nazis, Trump fans are morons. Do people here generally think the people mean "all?"
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 14:32 Beamer
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:25:
There were 2 articles in this post. One about an old guy calling PC gamers a bad name. And another about Star Citizen. Wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked the link. This is like the lead in to the perfect storm as far as blues comments go.

Considering that an SC thread also involved Derek Smart, and the old guy is Pachter... yup. Kind of hits a full BINGO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
13. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 14:13 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:07:
If you guys can't see how wrong his analogy is, then I can't really say more to you. But regardless of that, saying that his definition is "nailing" it is insane. Most PC gamers, me included(I try anyway), are actually sensible. Also, I think that you can identify as a PC gamer and still play some games on other platforms. I'm a hardcore PC gamer, but I play handheld and mobile games. Also, some things are simply better on a PC and no amount of ignoring of the facts will make that change. It's not about being "racist". Obligatory conclusion to not get flamed: Consoles have some advantages too.

Most, sure, but are you denying that there's a very vocal portion that is exactly what he described?

Again, look at this board. I think many here would say they are gamers, or people that play video games.

For some, though, their identity is clearly "PC Gamer." Gamer is important, as is PC. They demand both be included in who they are. Those people will gleefully pretend no game is worthwhile unless it's on the PC, that the PC is objectively better than consoles for gaming, and that the PC version of a game is always better.

See: CJ Parker.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 13:59 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 13:19:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 13:08:
“I think PC Gamers are like racists; they only like their own kind and they have no interest in venturing out and mixing with other races,” Pachter is quoted as saying by the paper. “PC gamers are arrogant twits who are convinced what they do is better than what anybody else can possibly do.”

He nailed it, sadly some of them post here.

Why are you even on this site if you're not a PC gamer?

He didn't say all PC gamers.

And RedEye is right. Go into any console thread here and see how often people talk about what garbage they are and how no console exclusive could possibly be good. Read any post by CJ Parker. He's the extreme, but plenty of people here endlessly complain about "consolitis" or complain about devs "turning their back on us," or whatever.

Others actually embrace gaming. Gaming is fun. I game on my PC, used to game on consoles (haven't had time since moving to NYC), and game on my phone. Good games happen independent of platform. Many PC gamers pretend this isn't true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 21, 2016, 14:03 Beamer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 21, 2016, 13:56:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 21, 2016, 13:45:
Yeah, I was on board at $300, even $400 including the controllers, but not twice that.

*sigh*

Once the second gen versions of the headsets launch, there will be a bunch of the originals for sale on eBay. At that point, you'll likely hit the price point you're looking for.

I doubt there'll be a massive change with the second generation. Probably wider peripheral vision and maybe a wee higher res. The controllers and somewhat convoluted setup likely won't change a lot.

My guess would be that 2nd gen comes out much lower in price, but 1st gen people are unable to sell for that much of a loss, so the deals on 1st gen aren't great relative to the price of 2nd gen.

If you're right, and there isn't a huge tech change, the real difference will be manufacturing changes reducing costs.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous May Drop Win32 and DX10
35. Re: Elite Dangerous May Drop Win32 and DX10 Sep 21, 2016, 09:20 Beamer
 
DanteUK wrote on Sep 21, 2016, 05:58:
All this talk of win32 vs 32bit - the real problem is fucking microsoft!!!
How can you call an API win32 when it's using 64bit code ( in the 64bit version!! )
And what complete idiot decided the best folder to put 32bit versions of programs on the 64bit edition of windows is a folder called WOW64 !!!!
It's like they intentionally want to confuse the hell out of people.
Don't even get me started on the ODBC drivers!!!
A 64-bit version of the Microsoft Windows operating system includes the following versions of the Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Data Source Administrator tool (Odbcad32.exe):
The 32-bit version of the Odbcad32.exe file is located in the %systemdrive%\Windows\SysWoW64 folder.
The 64-bit version of the Odbcad32.exe file is located in the %systemdrive%\Windows\System32 folder.

Seriously! they called both version odbcad32 and put the 64bit version in the system32 folder and 32bit versions in SysWow64 folder - this is how half-baked and backwards Microsoft are when comes to 32-bit / 64-bit OS's.

Win32 is the Windows API. They could change the name, but it would break legacy programs.

WOW64 is technically Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit. I agree a messy naming convention, but again, legacy. WOW64 made some sense back in the Windows XP 64 days. It does not now. But it's difficult to change that when companies are often using programs 20-30 years old.
 
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