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News Comments > Out of the Blue
58. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2016, 23:00 Beamer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 14:24:
Bowie, Rickman, plenty others I'm forgetting and now Prince. 2016 you need to chill the fuck out, ok?

I'm assuming these are your nominees for the $50 bill. I support them all.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 19, 2016, 10:45 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 09:45:
Alright, thanks guys. I may just skip the whole thing, and hopefully they'll have learned some lessons for 4 (which admittedly looks fantastic.)


I mean, it gets better, and I find the rest of the game makes up for that. Early on in the 1st, when you're in the jungle, it's the most frustrating. Then you have more guns and ammo. Still, I remember times that I just wanted the combat to stop and the exploring to begin again. I think that, ultimately, I decided to play on an easier difficulty than I normally would, just to get past that quicker.

I wouldn't go back to the first. Still adore the series.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 19, 2016, 09:30 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 08:56:
So for those who have played the entire series so far: I've been playing the remastered versions, still in the first game, and it's such a ridiculous slog. Nigh endless waves of enemies, you have two weapons with pathetic amounts of ammo, each enemy takes three or four shots to put down (even from a fucking assault rifle)... I've had several battles already where I just plain ran out of ammo.

Does it ever get any better in games 2 or 3? It's just terminally boring to have to sit through five waves of 5 mercenaries Every.Single.Fucking.Screen.

The puzzles and story are good, but the combat, ugh... If 2 and 3 are just more of the same, I'll probably just watch the story bits on youtube.



2 and 3 are better. 1 had a few moments that I really wanted to put it down because I was so sick of there being more enemies to shoot.

That said, prepare for 2 more games of "goddamn it, more enemies to shoot?"

Regardless, I bought the PS3 solely for the series, played almost exclusively the series, and regret nothing. May buy a PS4 for this.

And, frankly, I found Last of Us much, much worse. A few waves of mercs is annoying but there can be joy found in popping one in the head. Clickers, however, were no fun at all. Actually, most of the zombies weren't. I so enjoyed when LoU let me kill a nice, fleshy human rather than a bullet-absorbing zombie.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
21. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 19, 2016, 07:14 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 20:09:
Cultural Marxists have already dictated that anything publicly available is fair game to be used against any ideological enemy. Among the many examples of this is the firing of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich for his donation to a pro-Proposition 8 campaign. Now the tables have turned and a cultural Marxist is on the receiving end of this and it's somehow this horrible thing?

Don't bring up "cultural Marxists" for this, this was 100% the "anti-SJWs" that did this. And then they scurried back under the rocks they hide under, swearing up and down their month long campaign against her had nothing to do with this.

At least "SJWs" take credit for Brandon Eich. And the situations are somewhat related. Nintendo is a children's company in the US (hence why the title so many "Gamers" were so furious over was changed so much.) This isn't the type of work that is really ok when you work for Nintendo. At the same time, it was also incredibly private and hidden and had no chance for a conflict unless people went exceedingly out of their way to sniff it out. Which they did. Because when you say mean things about GamerGate, your entire life will end up on the internet.

Brendan Eich was somewhat different as what he did in his private life 100% impacted his ability to lead his company. He paid his own money, earned in part by his employees, partners, and vendors, to make certain he had more rights than some of them did. You cannot lead a company when you are paying money to reduce the rights of people you need to run your business. He could not be an effective leader with so many people feeling they could not follow him for what he did. Had he been a lower level person, it could have been ok (could), but as a CEO? His job is to lead, and when you pay money to make sure you have more rights than others, you'll find it hard to lead when people no longer want to follow.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 19, 2016, 07:09 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 18:34:
Beamer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 18:01:

I mean, isn't this a bit creepy, though?

What are you referring to precisely? There's a lot going on here and I don't want to make an incorrect assumption.

The extensively documented post you made.

I mean, who cares? She had a job at Nintendo. She said mean things about GamerGate. She may or may not have been involved in a translation of a game that some people found annoying (though somewhat hypocritically.)

Thanks to this, she gets the patented GamerGate background check, which reveals all that you showed. And she loses her job over it. Fine, she did something that was against her contract and which Nintendo, a company that makes products primarily (but by no means exclusively, to clarify), for children, did not want any association with.

But this stuff is everywhere, and extremely well documented, and why? Because she said mean things about GamerGate? That's really all it takes for this kind of thing? And then, suddenly, someone's entire life is being dissected and messageboards that have nothing to do with her, like here, are suddenly full of naked photos of her?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2016, 18:01 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:44:
Gamezone is reporting that Alison Rapp was working as a call girl named Maria Mint. The Maria Mint site is down for maintenance, but the image directories are all still up. The Gamezone analysis used jewelry and mostly covered tats to suggest it was her. Other analysis showed the camera and lens serial numbers match up between the pictures on Maria Mint and Alison's Deviant Art account. I felt the evidence, while solid, could have holes poked into it. Kotaku, for example, ruled the findings inconclusive. So I did my own analysis, looking at marks on her skin. The collarbone moles in this picture of Alison appear to match up with this picture of "Maria." Also, zoom in on "Maria's" chin. There's a set of four small freckles here that take the shape of a trapezoid. Here's a another picture of Alison. Zoom in on the chin, and you'll see the same trapezoidal set of freckles. Looks pretty conclusive to me.

I have no issue with call people. The work should be either legal and regulated or at the least decriminalized. But it's not right that Nintendo is getting lambasted over this when it seems pretty obvious that a company trying to maintain a wholesome image wouldn't want their publicists secretly moonlighting as prostitutes.

I mean, isn't this a bit creepy, though?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Apr 18, 2016, 07:25 Beamer
 
Spektr wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 04:09:
I tried to figure out what you're trying to say. That doesnt seem to make much sense.

Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 12:19:
So, after Alex St. John attempts to restore some sanity to this argument, GamesBeat puts a rebuttal of St. John from the founder of Vambleer right underneath. Ismail is the author of quite a bit of shovelware from a two-man studio. Basically, Ismail works at exactly the sort of indie creative company that St. John says is the most "healthy" for the complainers (and experiences none of the industry issues that come from working at a large firm), and yet he wants to attack St. John for the message!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Vambleer is at the forefront of the "I'm a victim, you're a victim" parade. So it makes sense they would be all up in the "this industry isn't fair!" whining. You're right it isn't fair! Try getting press or work and not being a part of the indie in-crowd, Rami. Oh, wait, that hits a little too close to home...

What he's saying is "Ismail once said something mean about GamerGate, so I'm going to hate everything he says, even if it's something everyone else agrees with and makes perfect sense."
 
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News Comments > Ghostbusters Games Announced
6. Re: Ghostbusters Games Announced Apr 15, 2016, 12:13 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 10:49:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ugHP-yZXw

Up Votes: 202,338
Down Votes: 498,264

Panned by fans.

Panned by people too concerned with "SJWs" and conspiracies to actually prioritize their lives.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Footage
15. Re: No Man's Sky Footage Apr 14, 2016, 16:34 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 15:47:
only blues news posters could watch a video like this and make a comment about seeing "no game play"....

This is a collections of the dumbest bunch of Trolls on the internet.

A lot didn't watch this, I mean, it's 22 minutes and does it have new information?

But I get the "no gameplay" gripe. It's clearly an exaggeration, but the fear is you go down, find a new planet, catalog things, and then... repeat?

The devs haven't done a good job communicating what else you do. Go down, find a new planet, catalog things, go find another new planet, see some things that will be different but how different can procedurally generated actually be, and then...? How long until the novelty has worn off and you feel you've seen everything. How long until you see something that looks exactly like you've seen before? 1 planet? 10 planets?

Unanswered questions, and I've got an open mind. To me, this is a $20 game, and when it hits that I'll buy it. Maybe before, depending on reviews. I enjoy Minecraft, and got a few dozen hours out of it, but it was $9.99, and I play in spurts where I go in, mine and build, try something new, then feel like I'm repeating myself and quit. I don't really see what the "something new" to draw me back into this is.

So, I have an open mind, and am not dismissing this, but I get why others are concerned.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program
14. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program Apr 14, 2016, 11:54 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 08:13:
Like watching 2 crippled guy duke it out in the bar

Says the guy agreeing with SpaceCaptain?
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program
7. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer & Rewards Program Apr 14, 2016, 07:15 Beamer
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 04:35:
People always bitch about linear shooters, but when one that isn`t appears, nobody`s interested.

The `Murica! angle aside it`s supposed to be a dynamic battlefield kind of game. Very curious if they`ll manage to pull it off...FPS AI has been put on hold since Halo, seeing as the only thing that matters these days is MP.

Because AI is generally a bad investment. In order for AI to shine, the character needs to stay alive long enough to see it. In order for that to happen, they either need to be bullet sponges or you need to be very inaccurate. Neither of those are fun. So while AI has improved, it's rare for the player to even notice. Plus, sometimes dumb AI is dumb because it's more fun for that. In real life, if a guard notices you he'll radio other guards, they'll lock the area down and turn on all the lights, and you'd be found and killed immediately. That's no fun in games, so they're coded to go "huh?!" and forget you within 30 seconds.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Launches Survival Mode
10. Re: Far Cry Primal Launches Survival Mode Apr 13, 2016, 20:59 Beamer
 
BurntSoul wrote on Apr 13, 2016, 19:31:
Cool, The large map still available + more fog of war and the stamina trade off for fast travel are really great. I Didn't know this as I'm currently focused on playing the game on Normal settings, and normal difficulty. I wonder, do they remove or severely nerf the opening up of the fog of war upgrades? I would think so, just curious.

Yeah, so for those that are griping about a huge company getting on the band wagon - well why not? They are not stupid. The single player campaign is in a pretty unique setting (not many FPS games are in BC), they can pull in the FarCry mechanics that work for them, the game is absolutely beautiful and taming pets + using them as a weapon or for travel is a bonus and smart. The fact that they added Survival mode + permadeath option (free as part of an update, I think) is fantastic as it just adds and enhances future play throughs with a different feel.

Am I a fanboy? Did you really have to ask? Loved Blood Dragon, really cheesy jokes - I was in 80's heaven. Same mechanics as other Far Cry games. I'm not looking for the 2nd coming of Christ in a game, I just want to enjoy myself at the end of a long day!

PS: This is a little off topic, but...I think people on here should post something positive about a game they like once a week, or something hopeful about a game they haven't played. It may just change your future outlook on games in general.

Anyway, I was stoked when I first played and finished Castle Wolfenstein on my Apple II+ back in 1981. It was the height of graphics and sound back then and the story was fleshed out in two sentences on the box. My friend and I would take turns playing the game having chips and soda. I know I still remember it because it was just an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon in the summer. I don't ever remember bitching about how simple the game was, or how much the sound wasn't like real-life, how much it cost me to buy it. Not even sure if there was music. I could have complained that the f'n keys were set for a righty, but then again I don't think you could even rebind the keys. I think I would have had a seizure (pissed my pants and foamed at the mouth uncontrollably) if the next game I played in '81 was Far Cry: Primal.

In the early 90's I wrote a paper in college about Virtual Reality, that it would be available to consumers in 20 years, and you can experience it today the way I imagined it would. It's only going to get better!

Life is short. Stop bitching and enjoy yourself!

I consider FC3 and FC4 in the top 3 games of their year. With Orcs Must Die and FTL.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Tease
13. Re: BioShock Infinite Tease Apr 13, 2016, 14:22 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Apr 13, 2016, 10:18:
My guess is remaster gimmick treading their same super linear, on rails game.

When people say this, I always wonder if they remember actual on-rails games.

 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Launches Survival Mode
6. Re: Far Cry Primal Launches Survival Mode Apr 13, 2016, 09:04 Beamer
 
This sounds miserable.

Roguelike options are fun in games that are played in short bursts, not 40+ hour open world games. These changes don't add enough variety to play through multiple times, but are too restricting for your first playthrough.

Not to mention taking away navigation and fast travel options would make any game like this miserable. Exploring is fun, but returning to explored places is significantly less so. I didn't mind so much in FC4, because I just autogyroed everywhere, and autogyroing with a grenade launcher in one hand never got all that old (and getting places never took too long), but... though I've yet to play this FC, I can't imagine there's a short manual way from point A to point B.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar North Lawsuit
4. Re: Rockstar North Lawsuit Apr 12, 2016, 17:00 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 14:53:
He claims he was denied access to their offices on April 1, 2015 when he attempted to return from his September 2014 sabbatical,

"LOL! Nice elaborate April Fool's joke. Right? Guys?" - Leslie Benzies

That's not surprising. Games companies often have very good sabbatical programs. With some studios, at the 10, 15, or 20 year point (depending) it's a full year off.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tourney Sets Records
6. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tourney Sets Records Apr 12, 2016, 12:28 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 12, 2016, 12:04:
I tried a few rounds of CS:GO a few months ago, but it just felt crap to me. Which was weird because the last time I played CS before that (I believe it was CS: Source) it played and felt pretty good.

I played, and defended, CS:S a bit when it came out and was hated.

I spent thousands of hours in the betas, though, and everything post whatever beta added bots and cars felt weird to me. Beta 7? I don't even know. CS:S was different enough to not feel weird to me.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
27. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 21:36 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 20:27:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 19:42:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

Choosing a favorite hobby then committing very deeply to it isn't comparable to being born a race or religion.

That said, as mentioned, part of it is that these people believe they're the one true gamers.

Like every sect ever are the true believers.

edit: And yes it's comparable. Equivalent, no.
Besides what's being compared isn't the identification, it's the particular tactic of persecution. Stereotyping.

Yes, but again, it was said by gamers about a bad segment.

I mean, you're acting as if the jackasses on Xbox Live haven't been mocked here, specifically, for over a decade.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
25. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 19:42 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

Choosing a favorite hobby then committing very deeply to it isn't comparable to being born a race or religion.

That said, as mentioned, part of it is that these people believe they're the one true gamers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 11, 2016, 16:06 Beamer
 
Echo Red Park wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 15:58:
Fuck the little watches, when are we going to get the "Predator" arm-sleeve computers?

With built-in nuke?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
21. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Apr 11, 2016, 14:39 Beamer
 
Tulwinn wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 13:55:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.
Exactly, I didnt get the impression he was referring to all gamers. The quote marks make a difference. I "really" like going to work every day.

Part of GamerGate was always a misunderstanding, deliberate or otherwise, of Leigh Alexander's poorly written screed against "gamers."

It wasn't about all people who play games, or consider themselves gamers, but a certain subset of people absolutely obsessive about how they're the only real "gamers" and everyone else is a chump. When you see the people in CoD or LoL that love using racist insults, or other things that form a toxic community, they're also convinced they're the real gamers and everyone else is lesser.

 
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