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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
7. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 13:00 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 12:54:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 12:52:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 11:59:
Bill Borre wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 11:51:
Did you see the photo of the swatter? Sometimes stereotypes are dead on matches.
You may want to check your privelege. This guy looks like he works at kinkos https://www.gamespot.com/articles/arrested-swatter-faces-maximum-five-year-prison-se/1100-6425220/

He looks like a young Jack Black.
stereotypical thug

That's not the guy arrested last night. Tyler Raj Barriss was arrested last night. He looks, well, like an unemployed 25 year old, but not like a cheeto-obsessed gamer.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2017, 12:03 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 11:39:
Beamer wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 11:32:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 11:24:
Citing any article from the Huffington Post is an exercise in futility. There has been more fake news from them than any other news organization. About all they are good for is a few daily laughs.

Citation needed.
Find one fake news article they haven't retracted.

Not enough space on this site lol! PUt the site in your news feed, it is hilarious! Right up there with Breitbart.


Not enough space for one fake news article they haven't retracted?

Or, like WaltC, do you think news you disagree with is fake?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2017, 11:32 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 11:24:
Citing any article from the Huffington Post is an exercise in futility. There has been more fake news from them than any other news organization. About all they are good for is a few daily laughs.

Citation needed.
Find one fake news article they haven't retracted.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Event
4. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Event Dec 29, 2017, 08:21 Beamer
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 07:57:
so, it's a new dungeon w/ a bit of story ?

If they really wanted to impress , they would do a remake of DI & DII in the new engine and give it free as an update

That's a lot of money for an old game discounted everywhere.

But sure. And if Ford really wants to impress they'll give us all free GTs. If Dell really wants to impress they'll send us all Alienware computers for free. Why not?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: Driverless cars became a reality in 2017 and hardly anyone noticed. Dec 28, 2017, 17:36 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 13:59:
Probably because hardly anyone gives a shit. But that's okay, everyone will give a shit the first time a driverless car plows into a school yard and kills a bunch of children. (Wake the fuck up, idiots, it WILL happen.)

But what matters is that it happens less frequently than human drivers do it (wake the fuck up, idiots, it happens frequently!)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
25. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 28, 2017, 09:42 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 09:22:
Beamer wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 08:40:
Red886 wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 23:24:
so called professional critics hate Bright, but everyone else , including those whom decidedly watch more movies than these critics, likes it.

Seemingly every prof critic's work is now tainted with politics.

If they are paid to write reviews, they aren't "so called." I generally find only the ignorant use that insult. It isn't a good look.

And the bright trailer was miserable. It was like Suicide Squad with obvious race relation parables jammed in. I can't believe so many here even tried it.
Then believe that it got 89% at rotten tomatoes and metacritic users gave it a 7.4 or 74 if you will.
Get over yourself.

There are currently 4,000 Michael Bay Transformers movies.
I don't trust user reviews. Users are dumb.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
23. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 28, 2017, 08:40 Beamer
 
Red886 wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 23:24:
so called professional critics hate Bright, but everyone else , including those whom decidedly watch more movies than these critics, likes it.

Seemingly every prof critic's work is now tainted with politics.

If they are paid to write reviews, they aren't "so called." I generally find only the ignorant use that insult. It isn't a good look.

And the bright trailer was miserable. It was like Suicide Squad with obvious race relation parables jammed in. I can't believe so many here even tried it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
21. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 27, 2017, 17:08 Beamer
 
A Tesla is a luxury car. No one buys it to save money. No one. People buy them because electric has a flat torque curve is insanely fun to throw around virtually any road. And because they remain status symbols.

Basically, they're faster BMWs, or Audis, or AMG Mercedes, or whatever other car you want to mention.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2017, 09:08 Beamer
 
I support blue removing it.

But man, that guy must be a troll, no? Like so many Republicans, he says something ridiculous then claims it's fake news and he never said it. Cutteresque, even.
 
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News Comments > Psychonauts 2 Delayed
12. Re: Re: Psychonauts 2 Delayed Dec 23, 2017, 10:51 Beamer
 
That's an 11 minute video, so I didn't watch it, but I jumped through about every 15 seconds, and didn't see a single image of buyable merch.

What's the buyable merch they're asking us to buy?
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway
25. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway Dec 22, 2017, 09:11 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 20:15:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 19:56:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 19:37:
Well, they got the metrics. It's either that sales are still really good at those prices or... if a couple billion people still have it on their wishlist then Ubi will keep the price high, hoping that impatience will get them as many sales as possible (this, btw, is why it's retarded to wishlist games unless you are a senile old geezer who can't even remember which shit he wants).

The award for the most retarded sale goes to Hitman though. What a bunch of fucks at IO. They learned well how to screw over gamers from their Squeenix overlords.
It has become apparent now that the free holiday pack is lure for a no lube anal intrusion of the highest order.

As much as I enjoyed the free demo, I ain't touching that shit with a 10ft pole simply due to their super-shitty business practices. Merry xmas to you too, assholes.

The PC version is $22 on Amazon, so cheaper, and it's the #723rd best selling PC game on Amazon.

It isn't about metrics. The sales aren't doing well. It's about them prioritizing something other than sales of that product, and I think they're idiots for it. Most likely they're opposed to the FC brand being heavily discounted.
If a company determines that they will sell twice as much if they drop the price from $30 down to $10, they have no incentive to drop it. I wonder how accurate/sophisticated their modelling is.

Edit: also what CJ said.

What I'm telling you is that that's impossible. There is no chance in hell that the game won't sell so much more on a larger discount that it will drive more revenue here than lower.

It's been at this price point, and lower, dozens of times. It's not moving not because people are still chomping it up, but because Ubisoft is being sticky with their franchise rather than caring about sales.

Which, I will maintain, is a bad decision. This isn't GTAV, it's an offshoot in the FC brand.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway
5. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway Dec 21, 2017, 19:56 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 19:37:
Well, they got the metrics. It's either that sales are still really good at those prices or... if a couple billion people still have it on their wishlist then Ubi will keep the price high, hoping that impatience will get them as many sales as possible (this, btw, is why it's retarded to wishlist games unless you are a senile old geezer who can't even remember which shit he wants).

The award for the most retarded sale goes to Hitman though. What a bunch of fucks at IO. They learned well how to screw over gamers from their Squeenix overlords.
It has become apparent now that the free holiday pack is lure for a no lube anal intrusion of the highest order.

As much as I enjoyed the free demo, I ain't touching that shit with a 10ft pole simply due to their super-shitty business practices. Merry xmas to you too, assholes.

The PC version is $22 on Amazon, so cheaper, and it's the #723rd best selling PC game on Amazon.

It isn't about metrics. The sales aren't doing well. It's about them prioritizing something other than sales of that product, and I think they're idiots for it. Most likely they're opposed to the FC brand being heavily discounted.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway
2. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Steam Awards Underway Dec 21, 2017, 19:08 Beamer
 
$24.99 for Far Cry Primal. The game is 18 months old. It didn't sell overly well, and this isn't the lowest it's ever been (but it's close.)

Ubisoft really sucks at discounting. $9.99 and I'm in. I'm sure a LOT of people would be. But $24.99? That should be its everyday price, not it's list price at 18 months old. I just don't get it. Is anyone really jumping on it at that price? Especially when it's occasionally at $19.99 (rarely, they keep it at $49.99 almost full time.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 21, 2017, 17:28 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 16:53:
BobBob wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 10:05:
I was in Rome and had to change my flight schedule. The airline's automatic voice service had a "call center accent". It couldn't understand my "normal" American English. So, I faked my own accent to mimic the system. It worked!

Your California accent is the problem. You guys need to stop using "like" and "dude" several times in each sentence.


Bruh!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2017, 14:33 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 14:05:
BobBob wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 14:00:
Bodolza wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 13:43:
F.E.A.R spent way to much time in office cubicles, but it did have the best enemy A.I. of any game I've ever played to this day.
It was an illusion though:
"F.E.A.R. was widely lauded for the ability of its soldiers (both singly and in squads) to flank the player. In reality, the AI wasn't flanking at all -- it was moving from one cover area to another cover area. Because of the skill exhibited by the level designers, that next cover area was to the side of the player's location (or where the designers assumed the player would be), so when the AI moved to that location, it created a seamless illusion of the enemy flanking you."
http://www.gamespy.com/pc/fear/698080p1.html
And it worked. I played the game not too long ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Good AI is usually going to be fudges like this. Anything else takes too long to program and eats too many CPU cycles. A decade from now? Maybe not. But 12 years ago absolutely.

I remember the AI doing cool things like flipping tables, etc. The biggest issue I had with it all was that the bullet time would make things like that moot. They built some cool AI routines, then let you slow them down so much that the AI would be dead before it could do anything. My first playthrough I actually didn't use the bullet time at all, and the game was more fun for it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2017, 13:02 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 13:01:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 11:20:
After it was discussed here recently, I'd put FEAR on my watch list. It's no longer sold by itself on Steam, and seemed to be $10 everywhere. That felt too much. It dropped to $2.50 on GOG so I snagged it.

Man. Those graphics have not held up. Not even remotely held up. It's a very, very ugly game. I have a few recent games waiting to be played, and I'm not thinking this is worth my time to revisit.

I hated that game. I dont' understand why people loved it.. It was just so meh.. OH NO THE GIRL IS ON THE HELICOPTER!

I hated the girl, too. An evil girl felt more like a cliche than a bad guy that looked like Nicholas Cage.

But the combat AI was fun.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2017, 11:20 Beamer
 
After it was discussed here recently, I'd put FEAR on my watch list. It's no longer sold by itself on Steam, and seemed to be $10 everywhere. That felt too much. It dropped to $2.50 on GOG so I snagged it.

Man. Those graphics have not held up. Not even remotely held up. It's a very, very ugly game. I have a few recent games waiting to be played, and I'm not thinking this is worth my time to revisit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2017, 11:06 Beamer
 
Bill Borre wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 10:26:
They can find an Australian submarine lost since WWI but they can't find the Argentinian one? Was this thing hijacked and they're just covering it up?

I mean, it took over a century to find that Australian one. The Argentinian one hasn't been missing quite that long...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Dec 21, 2017, 07:24 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 01:00:
NKD wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 22:21:
Why would we want this information? It's not like we can do anything with it. If some guy is trying to kill cops, presumably the cops already know, since they are sending out this alert. And since the rest of us aren't cops...

Get back to me when you can alert me when me or my neighbors lives are in imminent danger. That's something I can do something about.

I would argue that you ARE in imminent danger, as at the point of a Blue alert, they have indicated they will do anything to get away.

But hey, what do I know. Lets just turn off Amber alert too right? Cause hell, it isn't YOUR kid so why would you need to know that info?

Idiots.

The purpose of amber alerts aren't to tell you about danger in the area, it's to crowdsource eyes looking for a certain vehicle.

I get them from numerous states away. A cop in danger in Virginia won't be very useful for me in New York. Hell, a cop in danger a few miles away in Brooklyn wouldn't be useful to me.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 is Activision's "Biggest PC Launch"
27. Re: Destiny 2 is Activision's Dec 20, 2017, 17:55 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 17:11:
Flatline wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 17:03:
According to The Onion's version of Joe Biden, that would be the summer of '87

Not gonna lie, the summer of '87 was pretty fucking awesome.

Top Summer '87 Movies:
RoboCop
Predator
Lost Boys (shit, Creston may be on to something already)
Spaceballs
Monster Squad
Harry and the Hendersons
Jaws: The Revenge
Superman IV
Garbage Pail Kids


Top Songs of Summer 87:
Here I Go Again on my Own, and a whole bunch of stuff from kinda good to crap. Movies 1, Songs 0
Actual list is
1. "Alone" - Heart
2. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - Whitney Houston
3. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - U2
4. "Shakedown" - Bob Seger
5. "La Bamba" - Los Lobos
6. "I Want Your Sex" - George Michael
7. "Who's That Girl" - Madonna
8. "Only In My Dreams" - Debbie Gibson
9. "Heart And Soul" - T'Pau
10. "Luka" - Suzanne Vega



Given those movies, though, I'll say it was pretty fucking awesome. Robocop and Predator in theaters at the same time, with The Lost Boys and Monster Squad? And Spaceballs?!

 
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