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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
15. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 23, 2017, 12:09 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 11:52:
NKD wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 09:51:
I had forgotten about that guy. TrollinBlunder.

I remember someone calling him RollinDunder and it just sort of stuck in my head. I'm sure he's got a parachute account though.

NeoGAF had a ton of cool industry leaks so I will miss that aspect of it. It's ridiculous far-left proselytizing on the other hand I will not.

I think the industry leaks stopped nearly a decade ago, right?
Back around 2007-2010 they seemed to be the originators of so much information, but it's been at least 5 years since I've heard them mentioned in a positive way.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2017, 11:23 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 10:55:
On Last Action Hero. The reason Arnie gives is really dumb. The movie bombed because it opened against Jurrasic Park. End. Of. Story.

In any case, it still made money overseas, and True Lies came out later and was a big hit.

I kind of like that movie, it's a guilty pleasure despite the annoying kid.

It's still way better than anything Michael Bay ever made.

His reason isn't entirely wrong, and yours isn't entirely right. It was a large combination of things, and the whole "the 80s action movie/hero is dead" narrative was pretty common then, and still is about that time now. It wasn't what consumers were looking for anymore, as times had changed. I'd put Die Hard as a real first nail in that coffin.

It didn't help that the plot seemed unappealing (appealing to kids usually works poorly for adults), that a billion writers worked on it despite the it being a complicated plot that really required one dominant hand, and it was parodying Arnold despite Arnold movies bordering on self-parody by then, anyway, as he was doing almost everything with a tongue-in-cheek knowing grin.

The top action movie that year featured no action stars. The second biggest action movie was mostly Harrison Ford yelling about the one-armed man. Both were big on plot and worked hard to be intelligent. Both were up for a huge amount of Academy Awards, with The Fugitive up for Best Picture.

Last Action Hero was just the wrong movie at the wrong time handled by the wrong people. Interests changed. Dumb action movies were being replaced by smart action movies, and it was a film with a leg firmly in each of those sides. Time has actually been kind of kind to it, though.

Crazy thing is it was Arnold's first real flop. First of many. I kind of love Arnold from this period, though, he was very much like The Rock in that he was a huge ball of charisma and an inhuman body but kept picking poor movie choices. True Lies doesn't hold up well for me, but man, is Arnold pretty much amazing in it.
 
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News Comments > PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans
3. Re: PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans Oct 23, 2017, 10:48 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 10:43:
What they mean is they are going to milk the living fuck out of those udders.

DLC, map packs, microtransactions, loot boxes, the whole shebang.

Until the udders run dry and only then will they launch a sequel. Think CSGO or TF2 something like that. Those have been going for years and years as well while only getting patched and DLC'ed with no sequels in sight.

Minecraft is also a game as a service, and does surprisingly little milking.
But Minecraft doesn't need to. Its art style is weirdly timeless, and it hits an audience so young and indiscriminating for graphics, anyway. Every day there are probably hundreds of kids turning 6-8 and discovering Minecraft for the first time, and for whom graphics aren't a huge deal. With PUBG, the graphics will be dated sooner, and the entry age is more like 14-20, where kids are way more concerned with how something looks. I'd guess they don't get new purchases at a high enough rate and, as you mention, need to find other ways to bring in cash.

Each day, tons more people discover Minecraft, nearly a decade later. PUBG is probably already reaching a point of saturation for its core audience.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Oct 23, 2017, 10:43 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 10:27:
I have had a problem for a while and that is that games are less and less interesting to me. Part of that is because of the heavier focus on multiplayer. I have zero interest in playing with other people and their bizarre idiosyncrasies when I have to deal with their bullshit professionally.

These days, I'd rather be left the fuck alone to play Stellaris or KSP instead. I'm interested in being part of a community on my terms instead of being forced in to one just to get the full value of something I have purchased...excuse me..."licensed".

I think NKD hit it on the head when he said SP games will continue as indie titles and Kickstarter campaigns. And that's perfectly fine with me. I'm a lot more interested in helping realize someone's passion and vision for a game they care deeply about than Ubisoft's or EA's latest "Yearly Sales Generator #337".

I'm the same. While I've done some MP in recent times - did a good amount of CS:Go for the first time this summer, I really tend to do SP exclusively. I don't have the time to dedicate towards being good, and I don't really enjoy going to MP and being average. Give me a SP game and I'm an immediate god, give me a MP game and I'm probably just in the top half.

I acknowledge I'm a less important consumer overall. There's a reason why the 18-34 year old demographic is most important to companies, and with video games it's even lower - the 14-30 year old is probably who they target. People that tend to spend a lot more time on games than I can, talk about them more, live and breath them more. And I'm probably one of the biggest gamers for my age, too. So I get why companies are after the 22 year old, not me. Fortunately, there are companies out there after me, and even when they don't hit the mark, I find things to enjoy about AAA titles, so long as I acknowledge they're no longer designed with me in mind as I had my time where they were.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
13. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 23, 2017, 10:28 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 09:49:
Beamer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 07:16:
even more weirdly, unified just because they think your political views are heinous.

Right?! He reminds me RollinThunder and his weird fixation about pointing out two liberals saying different things and pretending that's hypocrisy. No wonder he's *still* pretending Pizzagate was ever anything other than obviously made up lies deliberately designed to tell people like him exactly what they want to hear.

And now an encore of complaining about being compared to Nazis. Mashiki, you cited Neo-Nazis as a reason why you're totally not racist, so you are literally a Nazi sympathiser. It's clear that you abuse Godwin's Law to hide.

The only question is to what extent you're in on the cons, and how much you're fooled by them. What was the deal with GamerTics?

Cutter picks his views based solely upon what is best for him.
People like MA are worse - they pick their views based upon what will piss people off.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Oct 23, 2017, 10:27 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 10:11:
Like the previous article, I think AAA single-player games are on a big decline, but they will persist in indie and Kickstarter land for the forseeable future. So unless you need absolutely top notch production values, I think you'll be fine for single player gaming.

It'll consolidate. EA and Activision may bow out, and already somewhat have, but Bethesda and CDPR will keep doing it like crazy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2017, 09:39 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 14:26:
I always love how this is literally the only site where I see anyone talk about baseball. Basically zero discussion on any of my other gaming hideouts, in stark contrast to what happens as we come up on the NFL playoffs.

In NYC, the Yankees are almost definitely the most popular team, likely a large gap to any other. I'd wager in Boston the Sox are the most popular team, with the Pats close behind.

That's baseball country. Yankees-Sox games may be little watched anywhere, but they're huge draws here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2017, 07:43 Beamer
 
heroin wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 23:19:
#1 thing the sheeple should ask themselves when horrific things occur: Who benefits?


When you use "sheeple," you already sound like a lunatic. Plus, you've offered no evidence, just claimed it exists, and there's plenty of evidence none existed at all. It's clear that the North Tower starts collapsing at the point of impact from the planes. Do you think they had bombs on those floors, too?

Your theory is lunacy and an insult to all who died there. You have no evidence, and just want some big evil involved. Worse, your theory seems to still support that terrorists flew the planes, so you think EVERYONE is involved and evil.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 23, 2017, 07:16 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 03:11:
Squirmer wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 02:46:
At least one of those lists was compiled by Mike Cernovich, wasn't it? Not what I'd call trustworthy.
No, he got his list from the same source that sent it to other outlets including gawker, gizmodo, vox, buzzfeed and several centre-right and centre-left political news sites.

Probably you as the source?

You always have some stupid political ax to grind and always throw out stupid accusations whenever possible, pretending the people who agree with you are saints and the people who disagree with you are evil and, even more weirdly, unified just because they think your political views are heinous.

You didn't show your face here for 2 weeks after getting laughed out of another thread, unsurprisingly you only come back when you can spew more Pizzagatesque crap.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2017, 12:56 Beamer
 
Also, that Quaker Oats link is fake news, to steal a term. The package size shrank, but it's comparing sugar per ounce, not sugar per packet.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2017, 12:52 Beamer
 
heroin wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 12:00:
Exactly what Cutter said. I wonder why some are so conservative in their fear of believing conspiracies, judging others who do as "crack pots" and such. Maybe, it is because many of the conspiracies theories are about conspiracies. Someone or a group of people conspired to kill JFK, a group of people conspired to fly a couple of planes into the World Trade Center (and from a lot evidence, plant bombs in the lower levels). Is it really that hard to believe that billionaires and people in power are willing commit heinous acts to keep their power?

How do you know that aliens have never visited the Earth? We don't have evidence that they have or have not. Maybe you are an alien, Plebs these days....But, yes there certainly are crackpots that believe these things and twist and distort them - like Trump's love & inspiration Mr. Alex Jones.

There's literally zero evidence of bombs on lower levels. "A lot" means idiotic YouTube videos, right?

None. Not a tiny shred of that evidence. Please stop.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Your data will get hacked anyway Oct 22, 2017, 10:32 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 09:37:
Red886 wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 03:07:
any article on hate groups that fails to mention anti-white, anti-asian, anti-christian, anti-police is not worth 10s of your time.

It probably doesn't mention them because they make up like 0.01% of the hate groups on Steam, and thus is not a problem of the same scale. The article would be mighty long if they listed every possible anti-everything group.

Which is why any guy that complains about this isn't worth responding to. It's just more "all lives matter" or "when's white history month"ing. As if each problem is equal in magnitude and therefore must have equal time.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 21, 2017, 11:34 Beamer
 
Sad for the employees. Looks like their former owner, current GM, & overall creep, Alexander Macris, abandoned it to put all of his efforts into his Milo Yiannapolis thing. Much like Milo, he realized he can only go so far on games but can make much more money pissing everyone off.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2017, 10:59 Beamer
 
Jonjonz wrote on Oct 21, 2017, 07:56:
Why all the hot air about a few more McJobs. Amazon is known for being even worse of an employer than Wallmart, utilizing all kinds of ways to exploit their workforce.

It is amazing what a few beach or mountain dachas handed out to the city council members and key public administration officials will do.


Very ignorant post. Amazon is shitty to its blue collar labor, yes. Many companies are. But it treats its white collar labor like gods.

It isn't a few McJobs, it's 50,000 six figure jobs. That's a lot of money being pumped into an economy. Most of those jobs, nearly all, will come from outside, so it's 50,000 new people. And most will be young and single, so 50,000 people with enormous amounts of disposable income that, between taxes, rent, and instagrammable food, will be putting somewhere around $100,000 back into the economy each.
 
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News Comments > Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Jeep and Dodge DLC
18. Re: Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Jeep and Dodge DLC Oct 21, 2017, 00:30 Beamer
 
StringFellow wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 23:15:
Creston wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 14:16:
SirKnight wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 11:51:
StringFellow wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 11:26:
I guess you’ve never owned a Jeep. As an example, why is it that the the Jeep Wrangler has one of the highest resell values of any car???


Yep. That dude is obviously just taking one example of a bad car (which ALL brands will have from time to time) and blowing it up out of proportion. I've seen morons do that so many times it becomes pretty obvious now.


Not surprising seeing his comment history. There are some on this site that really make me wonder...

Don't worry about it, moron, JD Power's 2017 reliability rating safely trumps your anecdotal presumption.

Dodge, Jeep and Fiat are 4th worst, 2nd worst and worst, respectively. Since it's all the same company (FCA), I'm going to go with them being pretty damn unreliable.

But keep wondering there, champ.


It’s been documented time and time again that these “independent reliability” companies (ie. Consumer reports,etc) are bias. It also has also been documented that they “interview” specific groups to get the outcome they are looking for. Same goes for politics.

Show me a comparable vehicle to the Jeep Wrangler, that has the same capabilities, gets abused off road, and keeps going! There is a reason the Wrangler, in some form, has been around since the 1940s.

Drive your “reliable” Toyota or Honda through the rough mountains of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado year after year and the true reliability numbers will surface! I could go on and on!!

Once you own a Jeep, then come back to me with facts! Until then keep you inaccurate opinions to yourself.

99.9999% of people never take their cars through the rough mountains, so they care more about not having to constantly repair things that occur during their commute to and from work, not during offroading.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 21, 2017, 00:29 Beamer
 
christheshitter wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 22:42:
The likes of you knowing nothing what gaming is about.

I'd imagine gaming is about playing games, but I'm not some kind of entitled brat that takes his hobbies far too seriously and engages in ridiculous gatekeeping.
 
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News Comments > Steam Link on the Cheap
8. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 20, 2017, 17:24 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 16:41:
Beamer wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 16:06:
Each time I move my rent seems to get twice as high and my apartment twice as small, so my computer is now near enough to my TV to run a long HDMI. Which I've done. But not often. It's a bit of a pain, as I have to unplug that cord from my second monitor, and my wireless keyboard seems to cut in and out like mad.

So I picked this up. It'll certainly be easier than running a wire, and maybe I'll just do it for games I'd use a controllger for.

Weren't you someone that had strong opinions in the past about how nobody would do this (hook a computer up to their living room TV)?

Yeah, but most people don't live in a tiny NYC apartment. Mine's even a good sized one! But my refusal to put my PC or TV in my bedroom leaves me with limited room.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 20, 2017, 16:36 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 15:53:
Beamer wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 14:35:
Seems fair to write those people off as white supremacists.

Yeah, I imagine that's what they are going for anyway.

Proving it well, here's some putz from Texas claiming that, since people call him a Nazi, he wears a Death's Head pin to shut them up.

Hours later, he was arrested for convincing his friend to shoot into a crowd of unarmed people as they drove by.
 
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News Comments > Steam Link on the Cheap
6. Re: Steam Link on the Cheap Oct 20, 2017, 16:06 Beamer
 
Each time I move my rent seems to get twice as high and my apartment twice as small, so my computer is now near enough to my TV to run a long HDMI. Which I've done. But not often. It's a bit of a pain, as I have to unplug that cord from my second monitor, and my wireless keyboard seems to cut in and out like mad.

So I picked this up. It'll certainly be easier than running a wire, and maybe I'll just do it for games I'd use a controllger for.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 20, 2017, 15:59 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 15:08:
Being an Amazonian my bet still is on the Cincinnati Area. We just opened the largest ground sort center at CVG. We have a major expansion in development at CVG Airport (and which in turn Amazon will finally buy out DHL), and it puts them pretty central to the rest of the sort centers in the US.

Doubtful. HQ doesn't need to be anywhere near fulfilment, as there's so little interaction between the coders, the business teams, and operations/fulfillment.

Amazon will be perfectly happy having its operations headquarters in the middle of the country without having to figure out how to get 22-34 year olds to move to a place that even the 22-34 year olds from that place tried to escape. If it wants to be near Cincinnati, it will go to Chicago. Over the Rhine has some cool places to offer, but good luck convincing a 28 year old that just graduated from Stanford with an MBA, or MIT with a CompEng degree, to move to Cincinnati.
 
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