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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Trailer
13. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Trailer Aug 15, 2017, 16:36 Beamer
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 16:35:
Beamer wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 15:05:
thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 22:55:
I hope you're ready for the immersion-breaking loot crates, pay-to-win guns and "whacky" costumes (this is a direct quote from the developer when asked about cosmetics). Anyone who buys this franchise deserves whatever bullshit Activision throws at them in the form of gambling boxes. People forget that Infinite Warfare was released unfinished and they were cranking out loot boxes and gun variants and cosmetics en masse before getting the game actually finished.

If immersion is important to you in CoD multiplayer, I mean... for godssake, you take a dozen bullets, you get reincarnated every few seconds, you can call in air support because you killed someone 5 times in a row, etc.

I'm convinced "immersion" is a term used solely for "I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!" Seeing a female soldier or a "whacky" [sic] costume won't make you less likely to notice you're either sitting on a couch or an office chair in your climate controlled home and not running around the mud of the western front.

Wow. Ok. For one, I never buy COD anymore. It's been garbage for years. However, I play games that are based on history and expect them to be reasonably based on history. If I play a WW2-based game, I expect to see period uniforms, vehicles, weapons, etc. If you're cool with seeing people running around as black Nazi females with leather halter tops using hot pink guns, fill your boots. You're exactly the kind of sucker that Activision is banking on.

Yes, because the quality of the game is impacted by how people look in multiplayer. That's what will make or break it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2017, 15:18 Beamer
 
First off, I doubt highly that much of anyone wants the Palace of Westminster to be destroyed. Cutter is a troll. It's a beautiful, historic building of the "they certainly don't make them like that, anymore" variety.

Why in the world does Cutter think his opinions are ever valid?

Secondly, the $7B price tag was if Parliament kept occupying it while it was restored. Given how busy that building is, restoration and maintenance is of course significantly expensive when the building is still in use. Keeping it open and repairing it is a monumental feat. It's over a million square feet!

As for a new one, the Palace of Parliament cost something like $3B in 2006 dollars. It's a ludicrous mess. Cutter thinks we can just build a glass cube to be as functional. Sure, but we'd lose one of the best, most beautiful, most complex examples of gothic architecture out there. For a guy endlessly whining about how much video games were better in the past, he sure isn't willing to put that argument to areas of art he has no interest in.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Trailer
11. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Trailer Aug 15, 2017, 15:05 Beamer
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 22:55:
I hope you're ready for the immersion-breaking loot crates, pay-to-win guns and "whacky" costumes (this is a direct quote from the developer when asked about cosmetics). Anyone who buys this franchise deserves whatever bullshit Activision throws at them in the form of gambling boxes. People forget that Infinite Warfare was released unfinished and they were cranking out loot boxes and gun variants and cosmetics en masse before getting the game actually finished.

If immersion is important to you in CoD multiplayer, I mean... for godssake, you take a dozen bullets, you get reincarnated every few seconds, you can call in air support because you killed someone 5 times in a row, etc.

I'm convinced "immersion" is a term used solely for "I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!" Seeing a female soldier or a "whacky" [sic] costume won't make you less likely to notice you're either sitting on a couch or an office chair in your climate controlled home and not running around the mud of the western front.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 15, 2017, 15:03 Beamer
 
fishingtime wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 14:33:
stop crying. President Trump was fairly elected. If you dont like Democracy, leave.

Fake news
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 9, 2017, 12:19 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 07:54:
Beamer wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 07:04:
Going against your companies stated principles means you're a bad cultural fit, and bad cultural fits get fired. End of story.

Bad Cultural Fit? Thats kind of a fancy way of saying you don't toe the company line. Yeah, that shit will get you fired real quick. Corporations aren't democracies, no matter how much they try to make themselves look like they are.

You can last without toeing the company line. But not the stated principles, which are the DNA of the company and undoubtedly part of both the hiring and review process.

I recently had a company make a hard push for me, but they're an operation owned and run by evangelicals. Their principles mentioned religious freedom, but looking deeper that really meant the freedom to endlessly discuss religion at all workplace functions - their religion. I backed out, because I'd be a miserable employee who would either leave quickly or be fired.

Don't like what Google stands for, expect the same. And had I gone there and said that religion is bullshit, I'd expect to be out on my ass quickly. Tougher in that situation, but I'd just not be a person who enjoyed working there or whom they wanted working for them.

"Merit" is more than just numbers. Culture matters.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 9, 2017, 07:04 Beamer
 
Going against your companies stated principles means you're a bad cultural fit, and bad cultural fits get fired. End of story.  
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News Comments > Descent: Underground Demo
31. Re: Descent: Underground Demo Aug 1, 2017, 12:17 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 16:12:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 14:23:
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 13:38:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 13:29:
Anyone know where the development of this game is located? Is it in the US? Is it in a typically high-cost area? I've always wondered why a LOT of game companies are based in typically high-rent areas...wouldn't their investors be more impressed with them setting up shop somewhere cheap?

My point is, if they're doing the dev work in California, that half million is gonna dry up crazy fast. If they're in Ohio, it'll go a LOT further.

I've always thought that way as well. Why pay an exorbitant cost of living when you can do this sort of work anywhere?
Because you can't convince your devs to move to fucking Ohio?

I know a dev who lived in Hawaii,and decided it wasn't interesting enough so quit and moved to LA. Now he's happy and won't live anywhere else.

Yes, and there are also a lot of adult devs with families and they don't need to live in the big cities to go and club every night. They'd much rather live in a quiter, safer place with a much lower cost of living. There are no shortage of small and mid-sized towns that fit that bill. And what the hell is wrong with Ohio? It's a nice state and I'm sure the good people of Ohio state don't appreciate that sort of sarcasm, sir.

I always wonder if you've ever met reality. To get skilled devs to work in a small or midsized town you'd have to convince them and then pay to move them. If you open up where they already are the cost of hiring them is far lower for the studio and the employees. Despite what you think, middle of nowhere Ohio isn't loaded with quality game dev talent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
5. Re: Morning Previews Jul 27, 2017, 12:15 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2017, 10:14:
I'm playing through the New Order for the first time right now, and I'm a bit ambivalent about it.

Story-wise it's great, awesome even. They did a fantastic job with the world building, the cutscenes are great, characters are great, voice actors are awesome, I'm genuinely excited to see where the story goes, etc.

But the gameplay... It's just kinda... "eh" The weapons for all their flash and fury seem pretty badly underpowered (either that or the Nazis are all wearing the equivalent of Power Armor), the AI is shockingly bad (I walked through the prison part with just a knife, stabbing every guard that walked up to me. Nobody ever rang an alarm or even managed to get a hit in on me...), you start every single level with no weapons whatsoever (one of my main pet peeves, I mean, seriously, BJ couldn't even be bothered to keep ONE freaking gun from the last mission he went on??), movement feels extremely floaty/sliding on ice. And probably the biggest thing, you don't really get to play that much, as there is a LOT of "take control away from the player" stuff going on, and a lot of the gameplay is "hit forward and watch your character do some stuff" or "watch a three minute cutscene, move over here and burn through a chain link fence, then watch another cutscene for four minutes." So far, there's not been that much shooting for an FPS game.

I want to finish it to see where the story goes, but I seriously doubt I'd ever replay it.

Yup. My take exactly. I really enjoyed the world building, but not the combat. My weapons felt kind of useless. I ended up quitting somewhere around when you're in a museum (?), going up these spiral staircases and shooting guys in the distance and not even being able to tell if I was hitting them. Then fighting robots in a hanger nearby (I think), and just... yeah, I felt like everything was a bullet sponge.

I was enjoying the world, but not all the combat. And I still say the sex scene was weirdly out of place, not terrible but out of place.

In any case, FC4 came out when I was in the middle, I hopped over to that, and never went back.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jul 26, 2017, 10:05 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 25, 2017, 22:56:
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 25, 2017, 21:47:
People are naturally uncomfortable with silence

Guess I'm unnatural then. It doesn't bother me at all.

Given that the vast majority of human history was spent in mostly silent nature I'd say you're pretty normal.

Not in the way the author means. No one is saying humans struggle to stay in silence alone or with people they know, but the term "uncomfortable silence" exists for a reason, and police are trained to let people talk for a reason, as well. We've all been there, where we stay silent to someone and they just keep blurting things out, or where someone stays silent with us. It's very common in the interview room, too - people want to fill that silence and do dumb things to do so.

Like, all people. So pretending anyone here is special seems wrong, when instead it's people just not understanding what he means.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 20, 2017, 11:24 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 10:56:
Re: Samsung

OMFG fucking snowflakes. Spend less time fucking crying about nonexistent bullshit and you'll enjoy your life more. Seriously.

Next they'll be complaining that there are only two gender options. >_<

Fuck I hate humanity.

Why does this bother you?
 
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News Comments > DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend
21. Re: DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend Jul 20, 2017, 10:31 Beamer
 
Nothing in games is more overrated than "immersion."  
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News Comments > Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM
9. Re: Casey Hudson Returning to BioWare as GM Jul 19, 2017, 09:38 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 21:25:
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 19:01:
A GM has control on how many facial animators they hire right?

None. As General Manager of BioWare, he will be responsible for driving the studio's culture, climate, mission, product directions, and ultimately profit for both BioWare and EA. Hopefully, under Casey's leadership, the openly hostile and toxic culture of both overt racism and forced fed social justice warrior nonsense can finally be stymied. Furthermore, having the studio return to the way they used to be is in EA's best interest.

EA must have seen Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm to know that when Disney, for the most part, backs away and lets those studios do their thing, both reap success. I hope EA does this with BioWare under Casey's stead and eventually adopt it as a standard for their other properties.

It's funny, you talk to people that work there and they all love it. None complain it was openly hostile or toxic.

But then, here's the white guy on the internet with hurt feelings who's never once spoken to a person on the inside, just angry at one dude tweeting.
 
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News Comments > AMD Threadripper Pricing Unveiled
11. Re: AMD Threadripper Pricing Unveiled Jul 14, 2017, 11:52 Beamer
 
I'd still go Intel this generation, at most price points. Specifically, the ones I'd shop in.

While Ryzen is better at many things, I feel as if these chips will all be obsolete by the time there's much software that can actually use all these cores. The chips, and the motherboards.

The architecture is right, but by the time we have cool games that use 24 threads meaningfully these will be too slow to do much. In my opinion. But it's awesome that we'll get there faster with these out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: OOTB Jul 13, 2017, 16:29 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 16:01:
Ok, guys, another technical question (kinda)...first my system specs:

Gigabyte P55M-UD2
Core i5-750/2.6ghz (first gen)
16gb DDR3-1600
XFX Core HD7850/1gb

Aside from the fact that I have a seven year old system (that I'm painfully aware of), my current financials allow one upgrade atm and I've decided for it to be the video card. I had an idea to upgrade the CPU to an i7/XEON equivalent (that the motherboard can support, socket 1156) but the cost-to-performance ratio is way too small to justify it right now. I found a refurb'd XEON for $37 but the i7's are still way too high (almost criminally so for first gen parts!)...

So the video card it is. But which to get? I know there's a shortage of cards right now (thanks miners! jerks! never think about the rest of us!) and, thus, the cost is higher than it should be but in your opinion, in the $200-$350 range, what card would give the most benefit? And now that AMD/nVidia are flooding the market with new stock while miners' old cards are being thrown out there because the difficulty in mining Etherium now is too high for those with under 10-20 cards, shouldn't the price drop like a rock soon? I've read that getting a mining card for cheaper isn't that bad and it works fine?

So what say you? My thoughts are a new R570 or GT1070 with at least 4gb. I don't know if the performance on a R560/1060 would be worth it? Would love to get a R480 or 1080ti but I don't think I can get that lucky...I can dream, though, I guess... Sigh

=-Rigs-=

Oh man. I built a very similar system back in 2010. I had the 750, and went NVIDIA but had the 480, which was a very comparable GPU. I had 12GB RAM, which I upgraded in maybe 2014. I built a new one last year because it finally died (it always had some kind of power issue I could never figure out.)

I just remember playing Far Cry 4, then looking at videos online and scratching my head, trying to figure out if it was even the same game. What I was playing looked nothing like the videos from Let's Plays.

I can't really help you otherwise. I ultimately built a new PC with an i5-4590 that I picked up for ~$120 from Microcenter, a beast of a 970 (sadly right before the 10X0s came out, but couldn't wait), and a bunch of solid components. I went with the older CPU because I could reuse my RAM, but turns out that was all I reused, as I kept having to buy new parts that I'd originally planned to keep. All-in was about a grand.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2017, 12:39 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 11:56:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 03:49:
Cutter wrote on Jul 12, 2017, 21:15:
The US worker had been headed down for decades now regardless of the internet. And let's face it, while you can actually learn stuff online the overwhelming majority is just needless entertainment/porn/games. If it ended tomorrow people would miss it for all of a week before getting on with their lives once more. The internet doesn't create food and shelter and clothing.

Did you read the article?

It is among these workers, sometimes referred to as 'blue-collar,' 'rural,' or 'low-income,' where our country's still-active digital divide is most pronounced, and even growing. With nearly each passing day, more and more of the resources that they and other non-super-wealthy Americans need simply to survive are located online (and often only online), from unemployment applications to medical services, as well as the job and educational opportunities needed to change their situations for the better, for good.

Emphasis mine. What you're saying is "No one needs plumbing. They can just dig an outhouse and haul water." That's not the world we live in any longer, not how our society is structured. We can't go back to the paper economy of 1990 just because we want to. The internet has become ubiquitous. With ubiquity comes reliance. Monopolistic industries like ISPs need more regulation, not less. ISPs are already making 100% gross profits, do they really need more money?

You utterly fail to grasp the reality of basic economics. Everyone everywhere can't be involved in service based economies. People need to actually make shit. Yes, people need plumbing, and they need plumbers more than they need the internet. How can you be so obtuse?

Except how do you find a plumber without the internet? Lots of regions no longer have phone books.

And how do you pay for a plumber without a job, something that is nearly impossible to get without the internet.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2017, 10:17 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 09:02:
So, what you are saying is we were imagining it when ISPs throttled traffic from specific applications, or specific sites? That by forcing certain content providers pay extra money the ISPs are supporting the base line consumers?

Yes, in a perfect world, normal capitalistic forces would drive ISPs to be more responsible towards the consumers. However, you can't have the competition factors which might drive ISPs to be consumer focused when in a vast majority of locations there is a monopoly for broadband delivery. This becomes especially problematic when the ISPs and the content providers are owned by the same people.


Don't feed the Alex Joneses.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 12, 2017, 09:30 Beamer
 
CthulhuFan wrote on Jul 12, 2017, 09:13:
The suit claims that Trump's Twitter feed is a public forum and an official voice of the president. Excluding people from reading or replying to his tweets—especially because they tweeted critical comments—amounts to a First Amendment breach, according to the lawsuit.
Private property, the constitution does not apply. Because they are publicly traded does not make them a public institution or service.

This is true for people that aren't the POTUS. But the rules are different for him. No one is claiming Twitter is a public institution or service, they're claiming the account of the President is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
41. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 22:21 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 21:27:
Beamer wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 20:54:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 19:50:
GET a JOB. Stop doing drugs. Stop getting welfare. Obama is not your daddy. Here is hint for all of you Hillary loving Lib tarts. Trump is your president. Get on your knees and whoreship the greatest president to ever live. Repeat after me, I love &#10084;&#65039; big daddy Trumpster! Long live Trump!

Nice for you to stop posting negativity, anti-SC, and REMOVED posts long enough to tell us that we should worship a president, because that's a good thing.

It's hard to tell because not everyone follows their medication schedule, but I think he was being sarcastic. I don't think anyone on either side tells people to worship their guy. Usually you make your candidate out to be a reasonable person trying to do the right thing and the opposition to be insane animals.

It's hard to tell because it's the exact rhetoric you see in serious comments sections.

It's the problem with reading comments sections...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
37. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 20:54 Beamer
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 19:50:
GET a JOB. Stop doing drugs. Stop getting welfare. Obama is not your daddy. Here is hint for all of you Hillary loving Lib tarts. Trump is your president. Get on your knees and whoreship the greatest president to ever live. Repeat after me, I love &#10084;&#65039; big daddy Trumpster! Long live Trump!

Nice for you to stop posting negativity, anti-SC, and REMOVED posts long enough to tell us that we should worship a president, because that's a good thing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 13:50 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 13:22:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 13:01:
Timmeh wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 10:47:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 09:28:
It only gets better.ACLU Files Suit Against White House Election Fraud Commission

Yes because Democrats love to cheat and hide it then call everyone else a cheater.

That's the truth.

If the facts were on the table the illegal votes for Obama and Clinton would be far higher than anyone would believe. In fact a recent study showed that as many as 6 million illegal votes were cast for Obama in 2008.

That number is probably between 5-10 million for Clinton in 2016. If you are a democrat leftist Saul Alinskyite radical you clearly want that covered up forever.

OMG! Millions of illegal votes cast! Let's hit the Googs and see what the exact number is.

one study found just 31 credible claims of fraud amid more than a 1 billion ballots cast since 2000

But wait! You can't trust the lamestream media! It must be true because it feels true in my gut!

Moran.

Did you mean Moron?

Get a brain, moran!
 
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